Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lollapalooza 2008

On Monday, April 7, at 8 a.m., Perry will call Q101 (an alternative radio station in Chicago) to announce the setlist for Lollapalooza 2008. He will put an end to all the rumors - and hopefully prove that they were all true, that Radiohead is indeed headlining. There have been rumors of Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine partaking too. We'll see...

Anyway, I encourage you all to tune in at 101.1 in Chicagoland or online at nationally to hear the list of performing bands. In addition, Q101 will be handing out free tickets every hour Monday, April 7, so please try your hardest to win some!

That is all.

When did Chester Cheetah turn evil?

Have you seen these commercials? Crazy stuff.

By the way, do any of you remember "The Weather Underground"? This is very, very similar.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fulfiller of dreams? Or destroyer?

For $4 plus shipping, you'll get not only Pooh-in-a-Gnome, you'll get him in 7 other morphological forms!

P.S. Now you have to find a new mission in life. Sorry Sara.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I have a new mission in life...

Mike, Thom, and Waple may remember that for my bday last year we went to a restaurant right by Mike's apartment, and it had the little vending machines with toys, and one of the toys I got was Winnie the Pooh inside of a hippo. While generally I'm not a huge fan of winnie the pooh, I loooove him when he's inside of other animals, it's so freakin cute! I always wanted to go back and collect all the other animals, but schaumburg is just so far! Well, tonight I just happened to be getting ice cream with my bff Mark when we got into a discussion about vending machine toys, and of course I had my pooh-in-a-hippo with me (I always carry it in my purse just in case of emergencies) so I whipped it out and showed it to him. After we finished our peppermint stick icecream we went over to the vending machine area to get some bouncey balls, when much to my excitement we discovered that right next to the bouncey ball machine was a pooh machine!!! Only instead of pooh inside animals it was pooh inside of garden related things, like flowers and butterflies and mushrooms and bugs and even a GARDEN GNOME!!!!! Being a collinsite I naturally wanted the gnome, so I spent all my quarters and ended up with pooh-in-a-butterfly and pooh-in-an-ant. So that's my new mission, I am going to get that damn gnome. If anyone wants to donate quarters to the cause, you all have my address. Or Mike, if you happen to be dining in that lovely restaurant again and see pooh in something cute, please get him for me. Thanks.
By the way, my bday is coming up shortly and I will be turning 25, not 5. Just wanted to make that clear.

Ummm...U of M!

So, I said that I would share the news when I had some and I will officially be starting grad school in the University of Michigan School of Art & Design this fall. The reality of the whole thing still hasn't hit me, but I'm really excited. Please come visit me!

Meanwhile, I still have a job and actively participate in all of the community building tasks on Thom's Last Week of Work list.

Random quotes of the arbitrary unit of time

Offered up in three flavours (Ha ha! British spelling! Take that!)

"While it's true that drinking coffee can prevent sleep, perhaps more seriously, sleeping prevents the drinking of coffee."

"If Jesus came in a blind girl's eyes, would she regain her sight?"

"Stupid is as stupid dies."

- Yes, I too, am bored at work.

How to stay busy during your last week of work.

-Keep listening to that one Nirvana song when Cobain sings, "You can't fire me 'cause I quit."
-Chat with awesome Smith Ground folk via Google.
-Catch up on paying bills.
-Update Facebook status a million times.
-Send random messages to people you haven't talked to in ages.
-Check on job openings.
-Find random funny shit to send co-workers.
-See what courses are offered at grad school.
-Pretend you didn't quit.
And finally...
-Update this blog.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Wow, so, apparently it's been SO LONG since I've been on here that it was still registered to my old address. Madness!

Um... not a whole lot to say other than hi everyone, though. I slept in til 11. That was pretty awesome. Also, the movie 10,000 B.C. should have been called 10,000 B.G. Before Good.

Apparently the Egyptians built the pyramids with Wooly Mammoths, and also discovered metallurgy, locks, horses, and probably wheels (I wasn't paying that much attention) all before homo sapiens even came to exist. Unfortunately, their civilization and technology were wiped out by a bunch of zulu warriors led by a white guy with a perfectly coiffed beard and rasta dreads, setting mankind back 10,000 years.

So if you want to know why we don't have flying cars yet, I guess this movie explains it, or something.

Also, ostriches were direct evolutionary descendents of raptors. True Story.

On the OTHER hand, "Run Fatboy, Run" is awesome. Everyone should go see it.

Friday, March 21, 2008

We lost.

As far as I'm concerned, we only played a little more than half a season. We didn't even deserve to get into the tournament. I would've preferred no Sampson ever, even if that meant no phone call, no Eric Gordon, no convincing D.J. White to stay, and no winning season. Now we're just all jacked up. The whole program. Bullshit. Let it be a lesson: Run a clean program; hire professionals with strong ethics. In other words, I would've preferred only a few wins the whole season by the Hoosiers if it would mean we'd still have a spotless clean program. I'm so pissed right now.


I just saw Ang Lee's movie "Lust, Caution." One of the actors in it described it as "a brutal love story that balances between being evil and being human." If you weren't mind-fucked enough by "No Country for Old Men" or "There Will Be Blood," "Lust, Caution" is the film for you - especially the NC-17 version.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


One of the teams I picked in the office pool to reach the championship is only up by two points right now...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oh, capitalism

"Buy this car to drive to work; drive to work to pay for this car." -Metric

Monday, March 17, 2008


I got today off. It's pretty great. End message.

Someone post something!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Make out with me - I'm not Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate, do any of you want the unopened case of Guinness in my fridge left over from the book release party? I certainly have no need for it...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The most important observation ever made.

I might be wrong, but I think the Dyson guy that invented those vacuums has a big ego.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Two weeks

So, I gave my two weeks' notice yesterday. Everyone was shocked. If there are any naysayers out there, please know that I have it all worked out - I'll take a break during the months of April and May to focus on writing, reading, traveling, and relaxing (I can handle the debt of two months); then I'll start grad school full time in June for a master's in English with a teaching certificate (taking out loans if I need to, and/or working part time somewhere if I can handle it). In other words, don't worry about me; just be happy for me. ;)

Thursday, March 13, 2008


So, I read that Spitzer's prostitute friend is an aspiring pop musician. I didn't hear her music, but I did find her music store. Check out what someone said about her music:

"an angel and a devil with the sultry voice of a high class woman from the streets, ashley brings out the uncivilized man in you as she rides you to ever higher moments for an intense ecstatic release. sensual and satisfying she earns diamonds in accolades. highly recommended and worth every penny."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I want to make mad cash.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

going to detroit?

Is anyone planning on going to see Rob perform in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? Shows are April 27, 30-May 4, and May 7-11. Rob says tickets are selling out fast (surprisingly). Just wondering, trying to decide if I wanna go or not.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Temple of the Dog

Are they still touring? (joke) I read a little about them, but what do you all think of their solitary album? I heard Hunger Strike on the radio today and I didn't know who it was but had heard it before. I know that was their hit, but is the rest of the album good?

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I want to go to a concert

Anyone know of any good bands coming through this area any time soon? The last concert I saw was Andrew Bird about a year ago, so it's been a while. I'd love to see something new, too.