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from eileenroof :
oh i'm strictly indoors where they compensate for the heat and humidity by cranking up the air conditioner. I wear flannel pajamas and have a down duvet and extra blanket for bed. The mosquitoes have been a little insane and I'm scared of the squirrels (so huge and not scared of people). Have been enjoying Amy's ice cream, Star Pizza, Rice Village...there are lots of things to do!
from frankohara :
and we want to adore you.
from frankohara :
you are back. that is nice.
from cinnamontree :
Umm... I'm a computer retard. I tried using your Python script and it didn't work. It "failed to transfer." So just wondering if that is because of my date format or something like that. And also, um, can you fix it for me?
from elsquid :
OK, I'll come with you! Maybe I can stop poaching Andrew's friends and get my own page. Passwords are the worst.
from sinnergi :
sad to see you go! i've been reading you for a while and i've enjoyed it. i'm on lj as well, same sn if you're so obliged.
from soperstar :
holy shit! I was AT CONEY ISLAND with tickets on saturday but due to overwhelming lameness c and I had to sell them on the sidewalk and ride back to the upper west before anything started happening. man! wine glasses! I can't believe I missed it.
from frankohara :
DUDE! We are both on the UWS. I, for one, would love to see you. Are you coming back? jupiter@alumni.rice.edu
from elsquid :
I know! Poor guy lost a tentacle and you know all the other giant squids are totally mad at him right now. "we've managed to be unseen alive by humans for hundreds of years and you had to go and be the first one?!" i've been thinking about getting a giant squid tattoo...
from triet :
does that mean you'll have a bar mitzvah after november? i think you should since you missed out.
from triet :
in an exercise of masochism i watched the news as much as i could this weekend. i wanted to weep, but then anger would subsume me. that fucker gets to nominate 2 justices, too.
from triet :
that house was cool, and so were the people. was that 3 years ago? damn! time flies.
from arajane :
oh, that's funny. chris was just showing me that slate series yesterday... and the one about gezellig no less! i think it was this series that got him talking about moving to amsterdam recently, though we've talked about it on and off for a little while. how is it that everywhere else seem sucky in comparison?
from elsquid :
oh yeah, I have that habit too, it's a dilemma. i don't have a lj, i just poach andrew's friends. all the more reason to not check multiple times a day!
from cinnamontree :
Parenthood?
from triet :
congrats on finishing! i know how that feels. scratch that -- i don't think zaplet actually launched anything except software bombs and pink slips.
from elsquid :
Oh yeah, atlases are super-cool too. When I'm a real adult I'm going to have a big one. Ooh, I've pretty much missed the Aruba story since I don't watch tv, but yeah, sounds like that's a perfect (and sickening) example.
from soperstar :
I actually had delusions of writing a sestina for mcsweeney's when I was bored in connecticut last month. I figure the sheer effort of piecing together a functional, semi-intelligable sestina that doesn't completely suck would be grounds for automatic web-publication (unfortunately even that effort proved to be ultimately beyond me).
from cinnamontree :
Well, I'm serious about the invitation. Lucas and I have a guest room and everything. There's lots of fun stuff to do around Oregon. You could even borrow our camping stuff if you wanted to.
from cinnamontree :
You know what? You *should* visit somewhere new. Like Oregon. You could go camping about forty million places here, and can come stay with me and Lucas when you need a house type situation.
from triet :
whizznuts!!! nevermind, the spurs won. what's up with people getting married. now i hear sandeep is gonna marry some girl from 'bama.
from sea-change- :
No, I hadn't seen the article, but thanks for pointing it out. It's got a really good explanation of the difficulties of learning Arabic, and a good description of how the language works.
from solarlab :
i would LOVE to get a drink with you.
from triet :
great picture. i don't want my job either. i'm thinking about volunteering for the UN or even peace corps after i finish law school. i'm only young once. for the last time, don't go to law school.
from cosmokane :
actually, you would be the beau. she would be the (insert synonym for beloved).
from arajane :
she is gorgeous. you are very lucky. i mean, not just because she's pretty, because that would be shallow, but because, of course, she sounds so lovely and smart and funny in general.
from gigabit :
beau is for boys! for that picture, you can just say "beautiful" and that about covers it.
from triet :
glad to see you kids are volunteering your time. it's good for the soul even when maniacs curse you. i have a mentally ill uncle so i know most of these homeless people probably just need the right medication. so sad. i think you should go to law school. you certainly have a talent with words, and law school is mostly making shit up anyways. you can be pretty creative with your arguments.
from ironfist :
What is this banner ad of yours everyone is raving about?
from triet :
good stuff keep it comin'. and for godsakes don't go to law school!
from arajane :
ok, i'm very jealous. i mean, about converting to judaisim. do you think maybe i could marry you to become a jew? i mean, maybe you would then have to convert to mormonism or something, to have two wives. would that work, converting to judaism and then mormonism and having two jewish wives? do they have things in place to catch these kinds of things? or could this be done on the sly...
from cinnamontree :
Bachelor party? For...you? When you get married, I want to be invited to the wedding. Really, I want to be invited to every wedding.
from solarlab :
oh...and my ex-husband used to work at the coffee shop. it is totally a fashion show.
from solarlab :
the last weekend is the 21/22. i think dr. hal will have one more show next wednesday and then the odeon will live on only as a memory. i think the new owners are not burning man types. and hi!
from nikki--nikki :
Okay, I realize this is the most random thing in the whole entire world, but! I just stumbled upon your journal and read your entry about your camera. THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO MINE! I sent it away-- don't do it. It's not worth it. It stopped E-18'ing for about a week, and then it was back to normal. Now, the screen stopped working. *sigh* I feel your pain. Just don't waste the money sending it away!
from triet :
play a round of craps for me.
from heelandlass :
Hi. I love the banner you made, it's the first one ever that's made me click on it, and I'm really glad I did. xx
from triet :
are you wearing a cowboy hat?
from captainb :
nice goin' dude. those guys from the midwest are totally going to read this and come kill that guy now.
from italianbeef :
hey man, that sucks about your camera and phone, and i hear you on the quality -vs- quantity (for the masses) techno-squabble. the lcd on my phone went out a few months back. when i asked the sales rep if it was common he said it happened about 1/3 of the time. freakin ridiculous! anyways, my phone was less than a year old at the time so sprint replaced it for free. i've been pretty happy with them (almost 4 years now...). they also offer "total equipment protection" for an extra $5/month and they might have 1 year contracts.
from triet :
representin' is a state of mind. foster wallace teaches english at some college here in socal. he didn't get too many rave reviews, though. http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=266836
from teffdogg :
Saw your comment on Metafilter re: the Pokey Principle. You can still view it using archive.org's Wayback Machine. Nothing can be deleted from the internets!
from triet :
i was trying to remember his name the other day, and now he's dead. wow. dude had some seriously funny stand up. i loved his delivery.
from dickumbrage :
wasabi peas make me feel alive.
from gigabit :
The Decemberists are not whiny. I think you have just always had a problem with the slight-nasal voice. here's a review I like: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/d/decemberists/her-majesty.shtml
from triet :
first time i heard talkie walkie was at my friend's birthday party with other law student. somebody shouted, "who put this radiohead shit on? play some dave matthews!" lovely album, although i usually skip the songs in the middle.
from triet :
perlon is a cool label. Ricardo Villalobos will burn out. you can't sustain the lifestyle forever w/o some payback.
from angichau :
is the communal blog to which you refer the same one that j and sandeep have been talking about?
from semiarchly :
wait ten years and your gum gets its flavor back.
from cinnamontree :
Exactly what is meta-purpose? Or is it one of those things that you don't explain?
from triet :
those pictures are outrageous. that was an entire magazine's worth of vice magazine photos. :)
from angichau :
oo yeah, possibly dinner! i'm in the city tues and wed, so we can maybe meet up then? i haven't finished 'everything and more' yet...only about 1/2 way done. which pop-math book should i read next? i'm thinking 'prime obsession'.
from gigabit :
yes ints for booleans..... you mean in C you can't declare anything within the code itself? bah! I like C++ better. It's PARSEC (google parsec ucla) and it's not really that different from C I guess. Don't get me no gift. Your ecards are awesome enough.
from triet :
i deleted all of my classical from the ipod. i finally realized that not only do i not listent to it, but it was only there on the remote chance that somebody else was going through my ipod to make me look more cultured. shallow am i.
from soperstar :
NO YOU DO NOT NEED PHILIP GLASS! ouch! he should not be commandeering anyone's hard drive. why don't you try steve reich instead? ("music for 18 musicians" is only 70 min...)
from angichau :
that is such a cool picture i luv it. i especially like how you can't see where the camera is...perfect.
from triet :
loved your photos from israel. no particular favorite, but the ones in the desert and dead sea were great.
from angichau :
we should HANG in the city sometime...i have to be at ucsf on tues/wed/fri now, so we can grab dinner during the week sometime? or do you usually stay in south bay pretty late for work?
from triet :
got the postcard yesterday! hopefully your trip was spiritually fulfilling.
from elsquid :
man, I'm so jealous that you can remember all that stuff from last year. Kanye was definitely a frequent visitor around this house too. And I hope that your thing for giant squid is more than temporary! They are a good obsession.
from soperstar :
I remember when I threw out all my cd cases a couple years ago...one of the most freeing experiences of my life. that is sheer hyperbole of course. but man...what a relief.
from angichau :
wow so weird...one of t's friends also flew united and they also lost his bag. what's up?? and a tip for fighting jetlag -- anti-histamines (like regular benadryl...not the non-drowsy kind). this is from t's boss who flies to conferences lots. take one tab a little while before bedtime the first night, then slowly reduce dosage (1/2 pill..1/4 pill, etc). somehow, he claimed it works better than sleeping pills or melatonin or whatever. or the other thing that helps me is exercise (to tire yourself out at night).
from gigabit :
first, after coming back from India I hypothesized that jetlag is worst the more you don't want to come back. and second, I hope you get your bag back. when royal nepal lost my bag, I got it back like a month later, and opening it was amazing... everything smelled like kathmandu.
from cosmokane :
yay, you met dori! isn't he the best? i hope he gave you a cd, too, b/c he's a musical genius.
from ejardina :
I went to a natural history museum in Ghana whose motto was (I swear): "A place to visit." It had an elephant fetus preserved in formaldehyde in a cooler. It was indeed a place to visit.
from gigabit :
yeah when I read WUBC I was totally hooked-- though for me it took a few days to finish :P Unfortunately I don't remember enough to discuss it. My german friend heike has my copy-- I'll ask her if she's reading it now :)
from angichau :
i dont know if any of the questions about WUBC can be answered...that's the way with most of his books - lots of weirdness. you should also try out 'hard-boiled wonderland'. i got sucked into that even more than WUBC ... although jenny disliked that book for its take on neurosci. i just read 'wild sheep chase' over the break and it was also crazy and good. and it featured a sheep! baaa!
from licalicious :
your username is familiar to me, so I checked out your page, then I noticed you were talking about Black Rock... I'm wondering if I either vaguely know you or if we've crossed paths before online. Odd.
from dickumbrage :
i assume that this latest post isn't about how you aren't going to write in here anymore. that would suck.
from angichau :
perhaps it is YOU who is a village girl!
from angichau :
hehe...hey t's gonna ask a post-doc in his lab about israel. so possibly expect an email from either him or me e-troducing you two. har. and i shall remember to send u a postcard. email me your addie?
from triet :
do all the guys in miami look like vin diesel and ride bikes?
from solarlab :
i LOVE that kid. sometimes i refuse to get up.
from italianbeef :
so the project is for this class, "applied abstract algebra", being taught by a prof who's really a math guy but has a joint appointment in ece. he advertised the class as being suitable for engineers with no algebra experience and for mathematicians with no applied experience, and then tried to cater the class to everybody. BAD IDEA. he zipped over all the new math at light speed and most of the applications were pretty dry.... and the whole grade is based off this project... ugh
from triet :
pastels are very fitting colors for south beach :)
from triet :
bah! age and all that nonsense. post some sunny pictures from miami. heh.
from italianbeef :
thanks for the advice man. i didn't know you worked for microsoft. were you in seattle? what did you think of it? definitely no sf, but i could probably handle it for a summer. if i get the opportunity i'm sure i'll go.
from solarlab :
woohoo! happy birthday! wishing you the best...
from arajane :
happy birthday, amar! what are you, 22 or something?
from soperstar :
I read 'amsterdam' over the holiday--thanks for the recommendation. clive sounds like the kind of composer I would take issue with in a colloqium (I mean aside from the whole seriously skewed morality thing) but a lot of the descriptions of him working sounded really familiar. wonder who mcewan's sources were.....
from jhxd :
lol. all too often i feel like a corporate whore. as long as one enjoys the work, well at least more than 75% of the time, and it pays enough, can't complain too much. still i envy you for getting to work on that sims stuff. btw, i'm glad you're still online, i was a little concerned when your page went blank a couple weeks ago. indeed the last election was a tough one.
from cinnamontree :
Ha! Before I read your entry, I saw that picture and thought that here was a bookstore that only bought yellow occult books. And I thought, man, that is definitely a restrictive genre...
from triet :
photos in your blog make me nostalgic for SF. i've been feeling like i'm drifting away from people, too. also in random news: somebody punched dr. dre in the face at the vibe music awards last night right before he was about to receive a lifetime achievement award. weird.
from angichau :
coincindentally, i just received an email from k10...after i wrote her one back in march or something. will fill you in next time i see you...? or online sometime. haha. i am nerd.
from cultofme :
yo. you going to be the bay for new years. it looks like my posse is going to congregate there.
from elsquid :
yeah, this week was totally dark.
from boxingnun :
the props are totally confusing and certainly numerous....don't be daunted....a good resource which i may have already told you about is the easyvoterguide. also smartvoter.org is a semi-good resource. also the green party (if you like them in general) have a listing of their endorsements including props on their page cagreens.org......personally, i would strongly recommend voting yes on prop 72 to help make healthcare more of a reality. also a vote of yes on 60 and no on 62, which relate to election politics legislation, would be good for third parties.....
from angichau :
ooo i'm imagining your fort of beverages now..
from captainb :
funny thing is, about district five, is that you have gotten drunk with a guy running for district five, at his party. dunno about his past too much, but i know you dug his place, so you should vote for him. http://www.nickwaugh.com/
from alexito :
your words about being in the moment momentarily rang true to my own thoughts of late.. You write the way I would write, or like to think I would, if I wasn't a barn-dancin crackhead
from alexito :
Jeez I smell great. Alex you MAGNIFICENT bastard!
from triet :
it'd be ok until you had to report that extra income you earned from your glovebox. the man always gets you.
from angichau :
dude i got a flat tire this morning and i'm totally blaming that on you and your satan-containing-glove-compartment aka pandora's box. damn you!
from cosmokane :
it would have been cooler if your glove box popped open and SATAN came out.
from boxingnun :
wow. you are* silly.....here's the link to that voters' guide i mentioned, the pdf link with the useful info is in the lower right hand corner: http://easyvoter.org/california/news.html
from angichau :
i get lots of gmail spam actually. i wonder why... :(
from triet :
congrats on shipping. i hope you guys take over the world.
from boxingnun :
yeah you're right. corporate money runs a lot of democracy....my friend james saw a bumper sticker the other day that says "enron/halliburton 2004" which would be hilarious if it weren't so true......
from cosmokane :
you spin me right round, baby, right round...
from cinnamontree :
Hurricane Frances. You need to keep current on those Florida hurricane names.
from angichau :
ooo miami. so beachy! actually classes started this week so i'm enjoying the fun of figuring out my classes. maybe when you come back, we shall "hang". :)
from angichau :
r u gonna be around over labor day? do you have to work? :( if not, let's plan some settlers action! (or some other general hanging-out action is ok too)
from captainb :
i'ma gonna start bringing henry rollins everywhere i go so he can dole out ass-whuppins like they're goin out of style
from angichau :
oo prob-sibly settlers! call me - i gots no internet at the apt yet.
from gigabit :
man everyone posted about settlers before I could. but anyway i'll play with you sometime. my friend kyle in boston said there's a way to play online too but I don't know how. anyway I'll have plenty of time to screw around come september. HA HA HA.
from triet :
the only people i know that play Settlers of Catan are married. so naturally this means you're getting married.
from angichau :
o my...are we at rice again? settlers was so huge during our senior year! but anyway, i'll play!
from habibi :
i hope you set up a settlers of catan game. i bought it off eBay and croncal laughed at me (a raised eyebrow kind of laugh) for having it and i haven't shown it to anyone ever since. moo.
from semiarchly :
hey, I got arajane settlers for her birthday! we still haven't played it.
from seastreet :
Will you stop ripping off my media tastes? I thought I was the only person on earth who listened to Sufjan Stevens. I had to order his albums because no CD store for like twenty miles around had them. Of course, he could be the biggest thing since Mozart and Florida wouldn't know it.
from falafel :
that picture is scary. do you like nara yoshitomo? he has an exhibition in san jose now i think. bubye!
from ironfist :
I read (uh, listened) to Jarhead unabridged on the drive back from LV. Really weird stuff. I have to say that he's a better writer than a reader.
from cinnamontree :
I'm plotting a trip to Thailand too. Any travel tips? My trip is likely to be a little less exciting than yours, since I'm going to visit my parents...
from elsquid :
yep, same michael, he always spoke very, very highly of you. Doesn't matter if you knew or not, ya can't keep up with everyone's relationship histories!
from asteroidbelt :
thanks.
from elsquid :
I was enjoying imagining a pet black window that laid eggs. A. is always shaking his head about my lack of ability to get context clues. And I was already going to write about work dreams!
from frankohara :
i'm in the blue shirt, looking bleary-eyed.
from shellstu :
I recently spent a few hours at the Social Security Office. You ain't kidding about hell. 2002 Honda Accord Special Edition in Silver. Hate it. I'm fast, I want to look fast.
from angichau :
ono! did you make an appointment? if not, do it next time - you get to bypass the huge-ass line and skip to the "appointments only" line.
from mudgirl :
thanks for noticing. time slips away entirely too fast.
from aghostisborn :
beautiful new area you're living in. btw, i thought it was cute to see this--http://www.livejournal.com/users/dickumbrage/33676.html. cakehappens is abe. :)
from angichau :
not a kite -- a palm frond!! just hanging in the air...isn't that crazy?? actually on closer look, someone tied it up with fishing wire. it was kind of cool. big pictures would be nice but i'm afraid of slow load times. i'll try to think of something.
from cosmokane :
i am likewise an outlaw from hollywood video, due to no fault of mine (damn ex). for my next relationship, maybe i should have the person sign a contract saying they are responsible for all fees they incur.
from seastreet :
What a case of synchronicity. I don't know anyone else who's read either Blindness or A Problem from Hell, let alone both, let alone recently. What'd you think of them? In my diary entry I failed to mention that APFH made me want to send Sen. Proxmire flowers. Apparently he's still alive, and has Alzheimer's.
from seastreet :
Bastard! I want to live in a city that beautiful.
from jhxd :
that's a beautiful pan of the city. congrats man.
from angichau :
dolores park?
from triet :
haven't been keeping up with blogs, but congrats on the car, and on the home improvement yearnings. i would have helped you paint.
from cinnamontree :
Sorry about the painting mishaps. We accidentally painted our living room Pepto-Bismol pink. I thought it was going to be tan with a little bit of red in it (that turns out to be pink). But if you give it some time, you might actually start to like it.
from angichau :
mm oysters. congrats on the new car! i can't wait to see it!
from aghostisborn :
aparently, my ex is dating a girl from texas who is friends with someone who knows you. i know, that sounds like too many degrees of kevin bacon, but i thought it was strange enough to mention. his gf's name is meg and i guess the person she knows is a friend of yours on your live journal account. oh, and thyme is a total hippie-parent given name.
from aghostisborn :
"If Michael Moore had had his way, Slobodan Milosevic would still be the big man in a starved and tyrannical Serbia. Bosnia and Kosovo would have been cleansed and annexed. If Michael Moore had been listened to, Afghanistan would still be under Taliban rule, and Kuwait would have remained part of Iraq. And Iraq itself would still be the personal property of a psychopathic crime family, bargaining covertly with the slave state of North Korea for WMD. You might hope that a retrospective awareness of this kind would induce a little modesty. To the contrary, it is employed to pump air into one of the great sagging blimps of our sorry, mediocre, celeb-rotten culture. Rock the vote, indeed." Uh, did you read this article? This dude is seriously nuts.
from cosmokane :
didn't az do most (or all) of the painting in your place? i'm telling! just kidding, i won't. i really think she did a better paint job than wolves would.
from angichau :
yay i contributed to your conversation! see? my love of friends benefits everyone! EVERYone.
from angichau :
excellent excellent use of censorship...me gusta
from jhxd :
Other things I am willing to put in my mouth: THIS POSTING HAS BEEN DELETED BY CRAIGSLIST hahahaha.
from cosmokane :
i'm glad your phone was found! this has been a scary week. thankfully, they found sandeep's car, too, and it was only sort-of-damaged.
from shellstu :
I just moved, bought a new car, got a new job, new roommates, possible new love interest. There were SO many times I wanted to hit fast forward and GET THERE ALREADY, but then I would've missed the way that leaf curled perfectly in the sunlight, or the guy in the car next to me who was totally rocking out and loving whatever he was listening to. Roses everywhere.
from elsquid :
Oooh, I feel your stress-pain. So the Shell people were explaining how they were linked to the Nigerians or that was a narrator? Heard the lady who's suing Shell speak tonight, she was awesome.
from cosmokane :
the immunity of corporations from personal liability deeply bothered me even when i learned about it back in law school. i believe that corporations are responsible for most of america's ills (including iraq), since economics drives our foreign policy now. while we're on the anti-corporate note, you should see "super size me." it was so fun!
from triet :
the lakers are a bunch of whiny b*tches, especially gary payton. lakers in 6 though. people were text-messaging for the score all through my night class.
from cosmokane :
what were you doing watching basketball??? (actually, through a freakish chain of circumstances, sandeep ended up coming over and watching game 2 w/me, too!)
from cosmokane :
it's interesting to see someone deconstruct djing like that, more than i've seen any self-important critic do. however, after i read mr. oye's comments, i became extremely depressed at the thought that people will never "get" faceless, peaks-and-valleys djing. i haven't heard the cd, but from what i heard live and what i read, he's taken djing a few steps backwards. dj's have been rapping and yelling and singing stuff on the mic for years (chicago house guy robert owens has been known to dj on three turntables (with beatmatching, to boot) and sing over the top at the same time). i understand wanting to create a friendly space for people... but at the same time, that is so... boring.
from missjennykay :
I have solved the riddle of euro scarf tying. Its so easy - how did we miss it? fold in half, stick the two ends through the loop, tighten until snug. I think what I said was there's more fun things to do than go and drink ALONE, IN DUESSELDORF, TUESDAY NIGHT. Make me sound like some kind of Puritan. j
from triet :
i read that same new yorker article on the flight back to LA. it inspired me to remix a roots track -- the new one where the guy mumbles.
from aghostisborn :
yeah, it is a centipede. i was always taught that if you could count the amount of legs with the naked eye, then it was a centepede and that you should avoid it. millipedes are cool though, or so i was told. really cool picture.
from haberdasher :
it's a centipede (order Scolopendromorpha)
from digital :
Ahoy dawg, Link to the Past *was* my flight to germany. I bought it before I left and played it about halfway through or so, and my first jetlagged confused lonely week consisted of getting to the last castle. Then I made friends and haven't finished it ... it might be better to finish it on the flight home actually. So I hope you *did* bring it, because it is THE WAY. Advance Wars is also the way.
from cosmokane :
from what i hear, kerry's lead in california is actually quite small. and nothing in cali is a sure-fire bet, as the recall showed. have a great time in hawaii :)
from soperstar :
oh my god!! I totally got drunk with that guy nico when I was in new york a couple of weeks ago...I somehow got on the free drink list for this juilliard bar party he was at...and now here he is emblazoned in watercolor in my mailbox! ahhh, to be a young composer in new york... *chomping at bit*
from angichau :
ooo have fun in hawaii - lay some pipes, dude!!!! (i think that's a valid expression, if i remember blue crush correctly) can u take pics while scuba-ing?
from solarlab :
so true.
from captainb :
"The phenolics and acids in coffee may curdle the cream. This is especially true if the coffee is hot and the cream is acceptable but possibly just a little old." from: http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/nfm236/milk/index.cfm#e
from dickumbrage :
fabulous milk story. it brings tears to my eyes. tell me, have you read "the mezzanine"? i swear that book's like having a conversation with you. fucking canteloupe.
from cultofme :
no. i got laid off in january. just in time too because i was going to quit if it didn't happen soon.
from dickumbrage :
i'm with you on the "slack album." beyond the fact that malkmus' song titles make for much better mashup material, all that beatles stuff sounds so weak and old under jay-z. i guess that makes me an indie snob. so be it!
from triet :
yo dawg, check your significant other. i dropped the book about LA, and several CDs with her last time she was down here...dunno if she put 'em up on eBay or what not. holla.
from elsquid :
Strong, hot shower, I had totally forgotten about that one!! Thanks for reminding me, very important. It does seem like we're running parallel with some frequency...
from triet :
re: car and moving. think soma! plenty of parking, and only a short bus/car ride into the mission. it's the next best thing even if the neighborhood is sketch.
from elsquid :
We're in the same spot. Looking at houses but anywhere we go we're going to have to pay more money for less space and we just want to stay put. grumpety grump.
from angichau :
yikes...having a car in the mission is scary. i see why you want to move but your apt is so nice!!! i hope you find something just as nice or nicer. i know potrero hill always has parking -- but the neighborhood is not as lively as mission.
from snideblonde :
Hey, nice! Interesting & funny. A lovely combo.
from triet :
ask for some MGD light at the bars. it's the champagne of beers! be prepared to duck.
from captainb :
re:"There's much more interesting things you can do then go and drink," italianbeef wrote some nice stuff about HK bars, and from what i can remember, i had quite an interesting night in denver at more than one bar. MORE THAN ONE!!!
from digital :
Shit, what are you doing here in the .de? Come visit us up north, it's warmer.
from cosmokane :
"digital disco"??? admit it, son, you're listening to HOUSE MUSIC :)
from haberdasher :
many a sink has felt the warm stream of my urine. i also have a penchant for peeing out windows. do it, you won't regret it.
from triet :
i got the jayz construction set. it's tight. somebody spent a lot of time on this. hook me up with your addy.
from captainb :
i believe it's amperes
from haberdasher :
amperage? quantity of amperes?
from triet :
that's the best song on the album imo. can you believe he was rapping while his jaw was wired shut? there are a lot of kanye haters, but i think dude is mad talented.
from triet :
skits are so tired but cats probably feel they need them to sell records or fill up the time. not to be racist, but i think every rapper at heart wants to be an actor/comedian.
from elsquid :
Cool! Does he need advice on where to live? Or things to do? I give good advice.
from habbit :
PE played at the last of All Tomorrows Parties, as curated/hosted by Autechre. Apparently they have a new lp in the works!
from triet :
also check out the coup -- they're from oaktown. ----------------------- http://www.theavclub.com/avclub3506/avfeature3506.html
from triet :
chuck d is the truth. sadly, his time came and went. dead prez is probably the closest you'll see to the current incarnation, but they don't have the same mass appeal. mainly because they're too angry and racist. haha. hip-hop is experience its glam rock phase, and it's gonna take something big...it's nirvana, pavement, etc to derail it from the current path.
from cosmokane :
holy fuck. that mother packrat link was one of the most incredible things i've ever seen. a total war, so to speak.
from triet :
sorry that should read: Little Sichuan.
from triet :
EA headquarters in the 'wood iz tight! that's right in the same neighborhood as zaplet. i was always seeing those fools playing b-ball outside. made me jealous of the facilities. also when you move, go eat in downtown san mateo! it's like a hidden treasure. specifically, eat at santa grill (best ramen in the south bay) and little lichuan (best spicy greasy chinese food in the south bay). i'm not sure how this turned into a food tip note.
from angichau :
dude! if you guys move down to redwood city, we can 'do lunch'. or 'do dinner'. or 'do happy hour'. altho commute will suck so i dunno whether i'm rooting for you moving down here or not. doesn't sdeep's friend andy work at EA in redwood?
from triet :
ex-linebackers don't eat salads. i'm hoping it'll be a hot girl instead. my odds of winning the fight are better then.
from angichau :
i'm so jealous of your welded sculpture class at the crucible!!!! i wish i was close enough to take a glass blowing class from them!!
from cosmokane :
i am so up (or is it down?) for skydiving. let's try to get a group together, b/c it's more affordable then. i am serious about this.
from angichau :
oh and i *think* markov chains and models are different things. at least from my limited knowledge of both. i'll try to tell you what i know next time i see u.
from angichau :
hmm i have my copy of emergence but not yours. i remember meeting you at a coffee shop in mission once and you were about to let me borrow it but then i told you i already owned it. amar, i think we're being visited by book thiefs!!!
from triet :
i had a very similar experience. right there with you about being lulled into sleep -- one minute the nurse is holding my hand, the next i'm being wheeled out. i saved my pills. was it worth it? at the time, hell no. in retrospect -- a resounding yes. the pain didn't bother me so much. the swelling i could have done without.
from italianbeef :
math is definitely awesome, but i agree that it can also be totally frustrating at times. in my personal journey, i'm finding that as i dig futher, my perception of the bottom gets further and further away... btw - *the* book on real analysis (if you're still looking for one) is the little blue book by walter rudin. i bet you could get one of the college kids to check it out from the library for you....
from angichau :
i do it all the time...like sometimes, someone will be like 'have a good trip!' after finding out i'm going on a trip and then i would automatically respond "you too!" THEY'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!
from triet :
i repeat people. they say, "thank you." i says, "thanks." instead of "your welcome." they says, "how are you doing?" i says, "how are you?"
from dickumbrage :
EVEN ALL THE SEEFEEL BACKCATALOGUE holy fucking shit. do you have any seefeel recommendations?
from triet :
i'm buying all them dvds. gondry and cunningham (mostly for windowlicka -- so i can cringe). the defjux dvd is aight. el-p a nerd, and dudes from cannibal ox are cool and poor.
from ironfist :
laugh. instead of "proof" written across the photos it should say "lifted"
from captainb :
definitely get a t-shirt, and god damn you musta been peakin.
from triet :
sumbody tweakin' in dem photos
from cinnamontree :
I don't know which prints you should order, but whenever you decide, you should definitely get them all as photo mugs.
from angichau :
hmm i don't have any real analysis textbooks unfortunately. i never took it! ha! i have loads of probability and statistics stuff though, if you want it. also, i have this schaum's outline of advanced mathematics. perhaps there's some stuff about real analysis in there?
from jhxd :
hahaha, i saw the vegas snow on the news. crazy stuff!
from triet :
that's a pitiful list. Speed 2: Cruise Control also came out in '97. that's when i began developing a healthy hatred for all things bruckheimer.
from cosmokane :
wow, "in [full] effect"! i haven't heard that phrase since the days of leaving price tags on clothes. miggedy miggedy miggedy mack!
from triet :
fukk yea, first post! i copped those pictures from google image search cuz i'm a thuggin' internet n*rd. hikikomori, dawg! OUT
from triet :
re: being too left. you guys live in not-so-progressive anymore SF. a bubble in the wasteland of conservative right winged amerika. i didn't even realize how left SF was until i talked to people in LA who sneer at liberals even though they're poor students who don't have health care. wack logic.
from triet :
re: gavin. yeah, he's cool, but would you want him to be SF's mayor? actually, i'd vote for him. fuggouttahere
from cosmokane :
ps. triet's friend gavin is cool.
from cosmokane :
are we too left? are we just so idealistic that we are out of step with the average joe? is america truly as f#$ked as it seems? why do i only offer questions, not answers? - c
from cosmokane :
the only other gavin i can think of is the guy from bush. *shudder*
from cinnamontree :
Why is Life of Pi poppycock? If you've already written an entry on this, please refer me to it.
from insilico :
have you read *lights out for the territory* by iain sinclair? Londoncentric excavation by perambulation (which some call "psychogeography", but i try not to). his novels are good too, if totally frustratingly dense. there's peter "london: the biography" ackroyd too.
from insilico :
a belated happy birthday!
from cosmokane :
hey, thanks for the thought. the stress is mostly work-related, but i do bring my person to my work, which makes work difficulties somewhat personal. i hate it how we numb ourselves to get through the days. - c
from angichau :
hey! i've heard that one before!
from captainb :
do you have a mnemonic for that webpage? shit ain't easy to 'member.
from triet :
metroarea are good! some other recs: kompakt total 4, Ellen Allien - Berlinette, and Sascha Funke - Bravo.
from elsquid :
Breaking up with friends is a topic I think about a lot because I know so many people who hang out together all the time and don:t even like each other!
from triet :
is secret strong enough for a man but ph balanced for a woman? a friend of mine tested this out for 4 years. results? he didn't smell as far as i could tell.
from cinnamontree :
Cryptic, very cryptic. I'm already puzzled enough with schoolwork, and now even the pirate lingo is befuddling me. The second spelling makes more sense than the first. What's the webpage?
from solarlab :
i know. ikea. china wants to be big. there are SO MANY homes being built and renovated, it is kind of a fucked-up but natural progression. but ikea and chinese furniture in that price range are so cheaply made, it doesn't even matter. longnow foundation is pretty kick-ass. my good friend jim a part of its core. he is the project manager for the rosetta project. if you ever want to contact him for any reason, besides free tickets, i guess, let me know. =)
from seat :
i'm flying up to redmond next week for pm. i think i'm going with corduroy jacket, red robot shirt (from exploding dog) for my round 2 with ea. how is dev going at maxis...long hours?
from solarlab :
hahaha drunk one-clicking on iTunes.
from arajane :
oh, isn't that funny? i lost it last night somewhere between drinks number four and five, too! i woke this morning at 9:30 at the precise moment when i was supposed to be meeting a friend for breakfast. strange how drinks do that to a person, no?
from spiffy12345 :
Yourdiary inspires me.
from angichau :
was the paper interesting? if so, can u send me the title/authors? and yes, dating someone whose native language is not english is at times difficult (don't tell tkk!) but at times hilarious and funny!
from soperstar :
yeah scorpios. mine's the 14th.
from soperstar :
hahaha. right well it WOULD have made sense but now I see you've edited your entry since I came up with that comment. or maybe you've never seen ghostbusters II and it wouldn't have made sense to you anyway.
from soperstar :
...there is only zool?
from shesajar :
What were you?
from cinnamontree :
Empathetically rejecting? At first, I thought that was a typo, but now I kind of like it.
from triet :
I'm listening to Elliott Smith on iTunes right now! I dl'ed 3 of his albums today. Good stuff. What's up with LA and suicides? I read that he grew up in Dallas for part of his childhood. Don't be hatin'. I'd be using too. hah!
from captainb :
you paid at least $2 too much.
from cdghost :
interesting to say the very least
from claybabe1 :
hey... i was looking for my old friend dana w. and i found your pix of her!! i've got an address on 23rd for her but i need an email....can you tell her i'm trying to find her??? she can email me at maggie@claybabe.com THANKS
from liddy-h-16 :
i was wondering if you could tell me which store you had purchased the jamaican me crazy sauce. thanks for your time!
from cosmokane :
hey, my work is kind of in the same mode, too. i don't work as long hours as you, but work still has me feeling quite beat. hopefully i can see you next weekend. RICHIE HAWTIN 11/7.
from actiongrl :
well, we don't permit exploitative sexuality in films, and no images of illegal acts are permitted whatsoever in any film about Burning Man. Besides, that's the easy stuff...and not the purpose nor the crux of the festival, as you noted. The best coverage of Burning Man, as my friend Jim says, is that which is intensely personal. Email me sometime and I'll tell you about Confessions vs. Gone Off Deep.
from soperstar :
are you coming to my party???
from cosmokane :
well it was a good feeling i guess, but very very strange and embarrassing. i mean, 2 meatheads singing the song you wrote! in front of you! well, they weren't exactly meatheads (they were angi's ee friends). but they were plenty drunk. - c
from solarlab :
yeah. it was good to see you too. we all seemed a liitle distracted. i lost a great hoodie. it sucked.
from captainb :
it's good to see that your fab girl will still have e-dates w/you, you codemonkey
from italianbeef :
i definitely need to check out the LFO album. i still can't get "freak" out of my head. that, and the postal service's "the district sleeps alone tonight", and sunbeam is to blame for that one.
from shesajar :
http://shesajar.diaryland.com/030922_70.html you should send me your addy so that you can trade mixes with strangers. i think you'd like it. send it to pieholdensuite@hotmail.com if interested.
from shesajar :
happy international talk like a pirate day! http://www.talklikeapirate.com/
from cosmokane :
haha, that's funny, i always thought he was overrated anyway. - c
from haberdasher :
eastern boarder sponsors me. it's a shop with stored around new england. as far as skate fag goes, it's been awhile since i heard that, but i used to love it because to this day i have not met an openly gay skateboarder. maybe i'm just taking things too literally though. and no i wasn't in big brother.
from angichau :
not yet...but i was gonna send it later this week. or well, i'll see you saturday so i can wait til early next week if you wanna give me the stuff on sat?
from solarlab :
yeah. i know what you mean.
from angichau :
oo can i please borrow? maybe that will give me some tips on how to answer some ridiculous questions during quals.
from thatmarygirl :
i love your diary.
from triet :
1. that's why they have siestas and never get anything done. 2. turtle hill muthufucka! 3. space craft. 4. mp3 (they're free!) 5. plucking my unibrow
from solarlab :
9.08.03 i love love love this entry. good for you. burning man was weird for me and many other people this year. mars, maybe. i'm so glad you've been radiating. xoxo
from habibi :
I think Ellen and I were able to see more of SanFrancisco-proper giving you and June rides home than we had during the rest of the trip. So thank *you*. :)
from andykrist50 :
Hey! Brace yourself, I'm looking for someone you mentioned in one of your entries. Nate Byerly. If it's the one I know, he used to be in the Army, drove/drives a scout, a little off his rocker. From Idaho. If he's the one, and you know how I can reach him, e-mail me at andrew.j.havens@us.army.mil, or just have him e-mail me. Thanks.
from habbit :
okey amar, here we go: 1. What is your favorite style of SanFran Burrito? 2. Nob Hill or Tank Hill? 3. Do you believe that UFO's are a form of spacecraft or that they are the 3d representation of a warping 4d time/space? If you believe neither, explain. 4. Vinyl, CD, or mp3? 5. Whats the best trick you can do? please post rules along w/ your answers: 1. sign the guestbook, saying you want to be interviewed. 2. i will respond; i'll ask you five questions. 3. you'll update your website with my five questions, and your five answers. 4. you'll include this explanation. 5. you'll ask five other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.interviewed.
from elsquid :
I just sent you this e-mail but it came back to me. Do you have a new address?: Amar, there are at least two things that I wanted to ask you in person but I forgot. 1. Do people in S. America just love you because your name is love? Does that attract a lot of attention for you? 2. Where did you ever find that great link about the flying pig? That is one of my favorite things ever. Now I must go home to entertain macca p. kimmins and talk him into going to an afghani restaurant tonight. chau! ellensquid
from lemonaide :
my tattoo is: three lines (like an equal sign with one more line) and the size of a postage stamp and on my hip-bone-area. it is mad sexxy and topsecretlyfull. the place where i went to have it done smelled exactly like my kitchen in san francisco which was a really weird feeling, getting a tattoo is my san francisco kitchen. ok i am going to a party now and it is a costume party and i am dressing like a girl from new jersey and so i have to do many things to my hair to make it large and incharge ok LATER DUDE!!
from solarlab :
ha HA! just as i was enjoying myself enought to send you a note to tell you...you reference me! am i THAT egocentric. probably. where will you be on the playa? i thing i'm 8:00 and creed.xoxo
from habbit :
i met a woman recently who was an avid IDM producer. she and i had a long discussion about randomization and non-repeating sequences/beats. she said that to check the consistancy/inconsistancy of reaktor, she left it on for 24 hours and had some other piece of software check the beats for repeating patterns. she said that in fact, after about 10 hours, the whole pattern seemed to repeat itself. i was impressed and intrigued. there's a paper online about how to make non-repeating breakbeats via max/msp, but in regards to the anti e.p. i'm not sure how you'd go about checking it. i think autechre was sequencing the beats by hand in realtime.
from cosmokane :
not theatre at all... t3 was a crappyass movie. gary coleman is now running, too. maybe it's better if california falls into the sea sooner than later.
from triet :
ghostly is a great label, and matthew dear is cool. i have some CDs for you then when i come up to the bay this weekend.
from emegon :
Darn that girl. Giving me false, yet poetically beautiful information. I shake my fist. Thanks for setting me straight.
from cosmokane :
the problem is, america dramatically shifted to the right after 9/11 - thus, leftist positions will simply not get votes. being a centrist is despicable on the one hand, but is smart politicking on the other. has it always been true that having and speaking up for strong convictions got no one anywhere? i'm still not convinced about howard dean.
from habbit :
slsk.org!
from elsquid :
oh dear, sorry for the confusion. I'm in Bolivia *for* the job. I'm doing an [administrative audit.] I am going to quit my job and go to Afghanistan but all of that is not going to happen until Octber-November. :)
from cosmokane :
as the author pointed out at the end of the book, the wishes you cite (with which i agree wholeheartedly) are all based on _moral_ motivations. and, as the author points out, moral motivations always come second to "national interests." thus, fighting for moral causes, ironically, is best achieved when one fights not on moral grounds, but on the terms set by the enemy - attack their end of the court, so to speak. what we (you, me, concerned people) have to show the higher-ups is that moral causes _can_ be tied to money, stability, power, etc. - c
from cosmokane :
yo, less time with people = more time for art. sad but true.
from triet :
i once wrote "don't be a playa hater" in an email, and the recipient responded with, "why would anyone hate burning man?!?!" haha stupid white people.
from ironfist :
"All you can eat BBQ?" Damn, when you fell off the vegetarian wagon, you fell <b>off</b>.
from elsquid :
Yeah! Oh yeah!
from dumpling :
Hi, I like your diary a lot. I found it by way of your nifty banner. Right, cheers, thanks a lot! :)
from falafel :
don't watch battle royale. it gave me nightmares.
from shesajar :
http://www.catandgirl.com/index.cgi "Here's where the Beastie Boys free Tibet."
from angichau :
ok i agree that the theory applies more to indie rock shows. but in fact, the velvet teen show i enjoyed the most was the one in the community center, at which point i already know all their songs! the first time i saw them, i only thought they were funny and interesting enough to buy their CD.
from emegon :
hey. thanks. sorry i didn't get back to you earlier. nice suggestion. i've now seen spellbound (hi-larious) and bee season is sitting on my shelf at home waiting to be read.
from gigabit :
hehe okay okay, so I don't even own a vibrator. but I didn't want to fess up to that for some let-me-be-edgy reason, so I had to explain why it was irrelevant right? I'll see you 2nite. -giga
from cosmokane :
[in irish accent] fooking let them drown, the wankers!
from cinnamontree :
I cheated and just looked at gigabit's answer. No fair posting logic problems. I already waste enough time on my own.
from gigabit :
adam and edge cross (2), edge comes back (2), bono and larry cross (10), adam comes back (1), adam and edge cross (2)... 2+2+10+1+2 = 17.
from fulminous :
Can they throw the flashlight really hard across the chasm to the people waiting on the other side? Or is this one of those very fragile flashlights made out of, say, spun sugar? (grin)
from n-poledancer :
You might be watering your ficus too much at a time, you still need to water every week but try not watering for 10 days then give less water than usual. I worked at a nursery once - ficuses arent easy. Oh and I remember that its VERY important to spray water on the leaves and branches. More water on surface, less in pot.
from shesajar :
you're connected to this: "Sex, mob hits: Sims tests virtual morals" http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/fun.games/07/05/misbehaving.online.ap/index.html
from graveskull :
You need to read "Chelsea Horror Hotel" by Dee Dee Ramone for your bad book club..... There has never been a better bad book. It is so horrible, you will laugh.
from shesajar :
when i saw this: (http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2001-09-26&res=h) i thought of you.
from elsquid :
We had the first meeting of our book group last night too! We're reading "the ethical slut." By the end of it I will have my jealous nature firmly in check.
from ironfist :
Quit yer whining. It ws so cold in Ireland this week that they had to put the Guinness over a stove just to serve it. Okay, I made that up, but it's been really really really cold.
from triet :
it's hot in san francisco?!?! welcome to my daily reality in austin. i'm a true nocturnal creature now.
from mccullen :
man, it was 103 degrees in my room yesterday so i dragged my fat ass out of bed and went to sears, where i spent 90.28 on the best invention ever, the window mounted air conditioner. heed my words!
from elsquid :
jeez! i was expecting something in the mail from you and then realized i hadn't ever passed you my address, mil disculpas: 1100 euclid st, nw wdc, 20009
from insilico :
maybe your ficus is worried it might have its congressional seat recalled, like gray davis. (http://www.commondreams.org/news2000/0426-09.htm)
from earplugs :
true story: i found my girlfriend at a found magazine party.
from gigabit :
hey-- phlid has a copy of the booty tape on CD!
from cosmokane :
yeah my brother and i spent, like, 10 bucks in quarters to beat that aerosmith game, only to find out that at the end, even though we rescued whomever it was we were supposed to rescue, we had missed some crucial turn and thus GOT NO AEROSMITH CONCERT. (which, in retrospect, was probably a good thing. still - fuck aerosmith and their busted-ass game.) i just read online about some air guitar competition; you might want to do a search for that :)
from insilico :
(the secret to air triangle is that you have to count like 653 bars of rest before "striking" it just once at the end.)
from insilico :
i think i still have some nekkid pics of neko lying around here somewhere, from that time she came over and... i mean, from that time she posed nude in an old seattle mag called kutie. maybe those'll change your mind. air triangle motherfucker!
from gigabit :
I think you mean sexyist instead of sexist... anyway she is, and to me it's obvious-- don't you listen to her voice?
from cosmokane :
nice review of the show. but i must say that "air tambourinist" is F@#KING LAME. AIR TROMBONIST, however - now we're talking.
from shellstu :
Hey kiddo, I remember when I was visiting something Sandeep said about music on his website...would you happen to have that address??? School starting in September, will use a computer again then...
from falafel :
have you seen the movie battle royale? it's supposed to be good. battle royale 2 is coming out in theaters here soon. too bad i won't understand it. bye bye!
from boxingnun :
so what you're claiming is that YOU were *THE* COOLEST PERSON at the NEW PORNOGRAPHERS CONCERT?...that's a pretty tall claim....
from tater-fay :
So I'm reading your entry about the graphic nature of this novel and then I come to the end about "Born to Run" and it caught me by surprise and I laughed REALLY loud at somebody at work looked at me silently and then I felt like a dork but thanks for the laugh:)
from insilico :
the cutest motherfuckers on the planet - compatible, created in the attic
from ironfist :
nice ears, dude. nice ears.
from arajane :
holy crap, your pink shirt kicks *ass*.
from tater-fay :
Damn..that ROCKS!
from solarlab :
i wish we had overlapped. yaffa has been a staple for me for over a decade. i hadn't been there in years and it's even better.
from cosmokane :
holy s@#t, for ages i've been trying to figure out what C.H.U.D. meant! now if only we could untangle that pesky D.A.R.Y.L.
from cosmokane :
i put "find a rhyme for pantleg of hate" on my to-do list today at work. sadly, i failed. i did stare at it several times for a while. crossed it out and NEVER LOOKED BACK.
from cinnamontree :
I'm not sure what the pantleg of hate is, but I can see how it could be pulled out of a pocket. My interpretation is that you would reach into your pocket and turn your pantleg inside out.
from solarlab :
before reading you, i just spent the morning listening to hello nasty and paul's boutique. thinking basically the same things. word.
from shesajar :
tibet was freed?
from disfigurine :
dude. boston university. represent(ation).
from cosmokane :
btw, adam jay fucking rocked. sandeep and i did our best to rock out through our sleepiness. t minus a million minutes until my bedtime.
from rascality :
carrots are rad. I think I will put your photo on my desktop at work.
from monitor :
Hey, since you offered: can I have a copy of your mix cd? Is that presumptuous? If not, say yes and I will send my address.
from jhxd :
congrats on the recent maxis release. i've wondered the same thing about google as an invaluable resource for finding solutions. google is often the first place i look for answers, since i figure most problems i run into have been encountered before. i guess it's a good plug for the software engineering mantra of reuse, but it also makes me feel duller sometimes, since i don't think as critically anymore, i just let other people do the work for me.
from cosmokane :
you would be astonished (and probably scandalized) by the proportion of clients' problems that i solve by realtime google searches. "lifeline," so to speak. -c
from habbit :
not to be a downer but i got a big page loading error. so youre at EA on the sims?!?!?! dang du. congrats!
from habbit :
what are you making for the simcity? i owe you a mix disk so let's trade.
from cosmokane :
i think you _do_ like music that's funky. it's just that music that is packaged as "funk" often sucks and isn't really funky at all. this also applies to any other genre of music - "soul,""punk," etc. btw, the instrument is spelled "bandoneon."
from anticrew :
i totally called you and you weren't there! then i got nervous b/c i don't work well with machinery.
from elsquid :
1. where the hell is rick sawyer these days? 2. i went to a concert featuring the bandenon (*you* know how to spell it) and it was great and I thought about you :)
from habbit :
i think i inadvertanly did that in hawaii, boston, los angeles, and absolutely in san francisco. im a pro.
from anticrew :
Babe, I had to erase that entry and subsequently your Guestbook entry. We had a long talk about what the TRUE meaning behind all those "requests" were. I'm happy to report, he gets to keep his testicles attached to him.
from disfigurine :
the parkway is the shit, dude. i hear old skool is playing there, i've been threatening to go. i'm so glad you know of the parkway, its so totally one of the top 10 raddest places in the east bay, as far as i'm concerned (along with the alley on lakeshore and the rosegarden in berkeley).
from pigeonkicker :
whoah... Notwist. Nice. I am supremely envious. But why are they playing Iowa this tour but nowhere near TX?
from anticrew :
Oh man, dude, I am sooo NOT indie rock! But like that song, "Big Star" is just so fucking feel good catchy. It's like The Donnas on Midol.
from tater-fay :
He He...Cha-CHA-Cha. There is a hipster bar where all the rock stars go in Seattle called the Cha-Cha. I try not to go in there. Maybe I will, though.
from angichau :
oy! sorry i missed the party but i'm glad you're ok!! i had no idea all this excitement occured this past weekend. i AM out of the loop!
from earplugs :
man, i thought i partied hard. like any journey plan your trips in advance. how is your head? glad you are ok. -m.
from sugarpocket :
p.s. oops. this name isn't my journal. It's Leilani's. from: Jeff again.
from sugarpocket :
Er. Dang. I'm glad you ended up okay rather than coming down off shrooms and waking up next to a dead cop or something. I guess the key with McKenna-esque doses, not that I've done any that huge, is to already have a Monastery set aside. Then you dose it up and sit on a pew for 8 hours and it's okay. In the normal world I can see it being sketchy. I consider this more of a failure of the normal world than of hallucinogens. From: Jeff from LA.
from cosmokane :
i don't think that was a companion piece to my drunk entry so much as a "prodigal big brother" piece. i am glad you are alive to write about it, but maybe one hunter thompson is enough :P
from shesajar :
what's up with simsonline? is it good? p.s. i request more cute pictures of you.
from cosmokane :
WHY DO YOU KEEP GOING TO DINA'S CLASS??? AND WHY AM I USING ALL CAPS RIGHT NOW??? you are the first person i know with a hate-based yoga practice.
from tater-fay :
Erin a Go-Go Braugh!! *sniff*..now I feel ashamed for wearing a very obnoxious lime green dress today. *crys in her black-n-tan* (oh wait..I'm not really drinkin'..I'm at work!)
from cinnamontree :
I have one of those blocks too, but mine is legit. Shitake.
from cosmokane :
i am amused by how so many people were baffled by the picture. maybe it's because you and az were so loud and resolute about the whole thing beforehand. but now i barely know you guys. (cue angi: "I DON'T KNOW YOU ANYMORE") did yall go to the streetfighter movie last night? and why am i writing all this in a note? i just found out what fugazi means, so now i am going to post it.
from anticrew :
dude, i got the interview and you ain't never gonna BElieve who hooked it up for me.
from dominia :
Man! I want some homegrown treats!
from triet :
man, i wanted to go to the samosa thing on sunday, but i had a late saturday night, and we had to practice before our set. not very rock and roll. i want a new policy of never practicing and more binge drinking! great pictures.
from seastreet :
I want those sunglasses.
from habbit :
'entroducing' is a weird album. i know im supposed to love it, but actually i only like the 1st 30 min tops. the rest is... hmmm meh. its a cut-n-paste classic though. as david byrne said 'sounds like he smoked his whole record collection to make one record'.
from arajane :
i'm with you, time out sucked. that movie just made me want to get in my car and drive far, far away from it. hey, what the hell was that picture you posted? i'm so naive and uncultured, it looked like ice burn to me, but i'm sure you wouldn't be showing that off. do tell.
from solarlab :
you are with me. and freedom, as i'm sure you've read, has quite a few costs. enjoy your warm shower, your bathroom, you freedom to choose from the menu, your paycheck, your friends.
from solarlab :
Ha ha ha ha! you funny. blue-wig image...very hot.
from cultofme :
mystery blob goes well with pizza. keep your babies warm and clean.
from rascality :
oh no! what is it? sourdough? penicillin? a miniature marshmallow factory?
from mccullen :
call me pedestrian, but what is that, bioengineered rice pudding? okay, maybe not the best guess, but i'm still at sixens and sevens over here. by the way, i was checking out this page and dude, you get more 'notes' than a beyonce solo.
from seastreet :
"A cautionary tale..." I love that song.
from solarlab :
i have shared dreams with two different people in my life. actually been in the same dream in separate places. i love your hand written entry. i fell into the screen. xo
from tater-fay :
Once (when I was still married to my drunk of an ex-husband) I woke up and told him that I'd just had a dream in which I had a crush on Charles Manson (he still looked like he did in '69) and that I kissed him, and lo and behold, My ex (and I know he wasn't lying) said that my dream freaked him out because he had just woken up from a dream in which he WAS Charles Manson. Creepy, eh?
from cinnamontree :
There's even a chapter on the nutritional habits of pink flamingos.
from cinnamontree :
That's funny. That's the same one I bought.
from habbit :
i know a bunch of ppl working at leapfrog, good company. yes, d&d is a deep and mysterious art form, been going back and researching it. man, im ready to get out of NYC and into some gig on the west coast.
from habibi :
Hey JCruelty. This is what my computer said when I tried to click on your link. "RESTRICTED - You have attempted to access a restricted site. This restriction is to prevent you from inadvertently bringing offensive/non-business related material into the workplace." WHAT IF I'M ADVERTENTLY BRINGING IN OFFENSIVE/NON-BUSINESS RELATED MATERIAL??? By the by, is advertently a word? Moo.
from disfigurine :
yo dude. what is up. eran, eh? you can tell him whatever you want. we had some altercations over LJ shit before so i was keeping this on the low-low but i don't really care. anywayz i'm still down for a drink or whatev, whenever. you going to any of the noisepop stuff?
from lemonaide :
hahah i forgot to tell you about this in my previous note, today an italian fellow ambled up to the counter and i asked him what he would like and he said IN ALL SERIOUS, "you." and my response was HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH oh. you're serious. and then he instructed me to make his latte "with extra love" which i did not do. cause i aint no ho. possibly this was an event one had to be there for. ah well.
from lemonaide :
YES! it is "COOL BEANS" at sixth and cali, and i will be working next monday and wednesday from roughly ten to four. ish. and lord can i make nonfat decaf soy lattes. we must hang out in the next week sometime cause after that i will no longer reside in the state of california! dayamn!
from elvisload :
Judy Tenuta rocks dude....
from cinnamontree :
I didn't know "Affliction" was about pink flamingos.
from anticrew :
95% of diaryland is FAT. i'm in the 5% percentile who isn't--yourself?
from cinnamontree :
Pink flamingos are freaky. Here's a fact you may have learned if you spent some time reading the signs at the zoo instead of your book: the pinkness of the flamingo comes from the food that they eat.
from cosmokane :
why triet is leaving notes for me on _your_ notes page escapes me at the moment. maybe he got my pager number and your notes page url mixed up. um, yeah. i just looked back through _my_ notes and noticed that we have yet to play our casablanca drinking game.
from triet :
cosmo, don't forget matthew herbert! a lot of the british DJs are pale, scrawny, and suffer from scurvy and rickets. they are walking freakshows. amar, i hope you're feeling better and sorry about dodging your phone call. we'll hang out when i get back from portland.
from cosmokane :
my human freakshow would have grace jones, ed rush, and a special techno exhibit featuring richie hawtin and surgeon.
from anticrew :
If you eat lots of Vitamin C and echinicea you will avoid being infected by the flu. So far, my vagina hasn't sneezed yet...YET
from habbit :
man, dont trip when youre in Muddy Waters yo. It's always a bad time ;) I just got over cold #8 of the season, a banner year.
from elsquid :
How could you have left squid off of your best animals to have in a fight list?! Squids are bad-asses! You can't even see us. You definitely need squids on your side.
from anticrew :
hahahahaha nieratko wrote me back and he was such a pussy-ass muthafuckah! he told me i made him feel "sad"--true quote! i will post it in full soon.
from mccullen :
there used to be some dude in town who a large-ass tattoo of a washer and dryer, side by side on his bicep beneath the epigram, "Wash to Live, Live to Wash." man oh man, that fuckin dude!
from habbit :
voltron, while composed of 'lions', is techincally a robot. magneto isn't even covered in fur. i totally agree with you about grimace though, he's a backstabber and a flake!
from jeanclock :
wait, what's a "magneto"?
from jeanclock :
Being contrary, I tried to disagree with one of the animals on your lists, but I can't; you're right. Even the penguin is right.
from anticrew :
Gravenor is a good buddy of mine who lives in my favourite city here in Canada. I think he's an effin' great journalist--waaay smarter than that Nieratko character who has wussed out on emailing me back. Yo, no Portuguese porker is gonna do me like that! I'm a wage war soon--so he better watch out! Put the word out on the American streets, ya hear me?
from captainb :
did you go see josh wink after he played at turnmills? and i missed it? nuts/.
from triet :
oh, and you're right. popscene is filled with 18 year olds. i'm going back when the line isn't so long.
from triet :
i read your diaryland. first one i've read in about a month. feel special, goddamnit. just kidding. sorry, didn't mean to come off all obnoxious. documentary on mullet... sounds...painful.
from jhxd :
lol. "jackoff in a box." i think it's very clever, freshest thing since "toxic hell."
from anticrew :
actually, i remember when he used to write 6 line record reviews under the SUPERpseudo name of Chri$ Nieratko for Vice. whenever i got my friend's answering machine, i would read chri$'s reviews out...my buddy is married to a portuguese girl--it all makes sense in my head.
from soperstar :
yay the whole world's in love!!! ah, spring...or, late winter...whatever!
from gigabit :
yeah, once the day has passed it's actually kind of required to get a good present... hehe
from cultofme :
ah, first loves and first shrooms. too bad i botched my attempt to be your first. um, with the mushrooms that is...
from mudgirl :
"What I've been saying won't say them again"
from cosmokane :
what was all that about? call me up if you need to talk or anything. that ghostface killah album is pretty good but not necessarily "banging." i'd say a solid 7 out of 10. rza's production is dope but he does the same things in almost every tune.
from habbit :
yeah i know. i was just tired of fucking with the html. i have the next version to roll out w/ corrections.
from solarlab :
thank you thank you thank you. i wish i were around on the 8th. i leave thurdsay.
from solarlab :
i love being stoned at that mirrored seat in noc noc's. i haven't done it in ages. it is a trip to watch the movie of yourself.
from cosmokane :
no, the true sign of having lost your shit is when you start taking jesus lizard songs to heart.
from jeanclock :
That's the second time in 2 hours I heard or read about BART, and I live in Michigan, having never heard of it until tonight.
from solarlab :
even though it is a dangerous thing to say outloud...flash is one of my best friends. thanks for coming in the other night. xo.
from lemonaide :
maybe i will take you up on your very lovely offer sometime amar. so far, a day of telling travis i hate him, eating avocado maki, and buying a holographic jesus-morphing-into-the-virgin-mary wall hanging have made my outlook on life much brighter. thankyou for lookin out for me.
from elsquid :
because I'm an evil commie, looking to take over america! mwah, ha ha!! (actually, still at work and just looking to go to bed)
from elsquid :
I should have said big A.N.S.W.E.R. thing. Anti war in Iraq. Big. They're having one in DC and one in SF. www.internationalanswer.org
from elsquid :
Yeah, I actually stole that from this old hippie lady in Bolivia. She was talking about music and primordial sounds really cool in Spanish. And I thought it was a very fitting description for a feeling. She was kind of flaky but she did have some really excellent music that we listened to while playing the world's longest game of pool. I'm happy to see you updating again. Are you going to the big answer thing in SF?
from cultofme :
sorry amar. the last few weeks have been really rough and i need to be a bit more private and sort myself out. i needed a new mission anyways: it is no longer an experiment between the boundaries of personal and private space. my entries are a bit obtuse to use as a catlog of my adventures. i;m just left with a place to sort out my thoughts and incomplete thoughts can lead to complete disaster. it was a place i could tell about myself to others. it's now a place to tell myself about me. i'll keep you informed if i open it up again.
from cosmokane :
my family lives in north dakota, not south dakota! also, you spelled napalm death wrong. i happen to take affronts to napalm death quite seriously. amy and triet and i just watched an episode of jackass last night where, at 2 in the morning, bam margera sneaked a death metal band into his parents' bedroom and woke up his dad with a song. anyway. really really looking forward to your return.
from monitor :
Liked very much your 12/23 entry. That is all. (And: happy almost-new year to you.)
from habbit :
waking up drunk is the worst. second only to throwing up. third to waking up drunk in someone else's bed after having thrown up.
from cosmokane :
hey! i happen to like the napalm death singer's voice!
from triet :
we're doing yoga when i get back (and when you get back from baja)! i bought a ten pack of sessions from yoga tree that i haven't dented since moving to my new place.
from pitty-sing :
this is the best journal of pirate-lingo I have found thus far.
from n-poledancer :
Thanks. Its not over yet though, I will strip again. Ha!
from cosmokane :
ok, so i really didn't mean my last note to sound so strident (or to join cultofme in a competition as to who can leave you more notes). i just have strong feelings about over-intellectualizing things endeavors that are really meant to affect people on personal levels. so maybe D-A-b-G or transpositions thereof constitute the Not-So-Super-Secret-With-Or-Without-You Chord Progression (see also sheryl crow's "strong enough", concrete blonde's "tomorrow wendy," and green day's "when i come around"), but who gives a flying f#$k about that. people are deluged with enough information these days, just strip things down to essentials. now go forth and write good reviews b/c i know you could be the best. -c
from cosmokane :
reading other critics' reviews is the worst way to write one's own reviews. you wouldn't believe the number of times that i've seen people online offer opinions/reviews on things, and then you follow the links they provide, and they basically parroted the sites they read. whatever happened to trusting one's instincts? whatever happened to thinking for oneself? it's all subjective, anyway. i hate music critics. rolling stone critics are the worst. they over-analyze lyrics and occasionally tell you what the music actually sounds like. reviews are not ego pieces in which the writer flexes his/her failed-writer muscles. they should be succinct, inform the reader of what the product is like, say if the reviewer liked the product, and why or why not. write reviews as much from the heart as from the head. background information is nice, but for 99% of musicians, extensive analysis is not needed. WRITING ABOUT MUSIC IS LIKE DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE.
from habbit :
todd edwards is really interesting to check out. he's from new jersey and has a lot of stuff out on 'I' a label that also releases a lot of work by Kevin Yost. Anyway, Edwards is apparently the template for two step. Like most two step producers cite him alone. Zed Bias and Gush Collective are prolly my favorites in 2step.
from cultofme :
i am so going to flood your notes page. watch me. no really, watch me. good list. check out 'big love' by peter heller. i have a huge list of cheesy anthems, but i am sure you know all those. i really need to get a fulfilling job. peace.
from cultofme :
yeah, he read that bitch peice at the houston party. check this: i re-met [re-found?] the girl i am currently seeing who found this at uh and read it at he party: http://minx2310.diaryland.com/020913_60.html . however, i have not met ms. minx2310. the conincidences, catastrophes and the interconnecting memes between all of us facinate me.
from habbit :
y' know, i keep trying to like omni trio but just can't get into it for some reason. ill take t-power or anything by ltj before omni. i like moving shadow on vinyl but on cd its just produced too loud.
from rascality :
yay FOUND magazine party! The one I went to was weird because it was at Southern Methodist University and held in a posh new lecture room attended almost exclusively by posh students, who had worked found objects into their creative writing assignments, as per teacher's instructions. The classroom setting put me on edge, made me feel like everyone else had done their homework and knew the drill, except for me.
from triet :
well, endosine might suck, but if you saw the other names we thought about...i think you'd be inclined to think endosine is stellar material. sometimes gavin is a bit stuck in the bladerunner/cyperpunk motif, but i think it's cute. we're geeky and we know it.
from floor-corn :
Oh no, none of that. I didn't cheat at all, in fact. It's 50,155 words of an honest-to-goodness novel. It isn't good, but at least it's honorable. Heh.
from arajane :
oh, and of course, happy birthday, cap'n!
from arajane :
thank you! nope, never read it. but i think i will so it'll give me something to think about while i run. you're a runner, aren't you?
from lemonaide :
anything to keep the weary masses a-chucklin. we should hang out...STAT
from tater-fay :
*sigh of relief*..glad you are back (though you don't even know who I am)!! I thought momentarily you'd decided to go off and join an Amish community or something!! I like your hair (shaggier) in the most recent picture of you....don't cut! Keep the 'burns, too! Please...
from mccullen :
you do michiko kakutani proud. hang in there, my personal bay guardian.
from arajane :
so dreamy. and what a comeback!
from monitor :
Lo, he doth live! I love how the word on the banner in the background is LIES.
from shesajar :
oh my....its not nice to make a girl's heart leap like that! nice picture.
from shesajar :
::weep:: you're gone for good? p.s. abe's last name is orozco and i doubt he published anything.
from jeanclock :
*whimper* I'm like a deer caught in one of those half-moon shaped traps with metal teeth.
from not-it :
happy friday.
from arajane :
where you been?
from angichau :
WOOPS i forgot to send the email. perhaps i shall just call you. or we can talk since i should see you this weekend. amar....we need...to...talk. you had me at HELLO.
from shellstu :
You make me laugh. I'll try to meet more all american boys with names that end in the -ey sound just especially for you.
from angichau :
heehee i *am* a bit goofy! but there's been new developments that's causing some slightly stressful complications. i'll email you.
from shellstu :
ODE TO AMAR amar pai, he said goodbye, well actually he said take five but that was hours and ages ago, (hey in michigan it's starting to snow, yes it's freezing to the bone), dear amar has left us alone, he's got not time to sign on and say "hi", we diarylanders are crying aye, aye, aye.
from monitor :
More diary please? Thank you.
from insilico :
i am not going to stop crying and jabbing the back of my hand with this fork until you come back.
from lemonaide :
abort! abort! they changed the movies and times for metreon and the new voice is sooo not the one i spoke of. what a sad day for san francisco.
from shellstu :
Ok, I'm done taking 5 now. May I have some more please?
from elsquid :
Is there some fast and easy way to do that? Could you tell me? I want a fresh start also.
from jeanclock :
heyyyyyyyyyyy
from cultofme :
a while ago i paused from writing online because i found myself constantly composing stories instead of experiencing them. the same justification is why i don't take cameras to shows anymore. am i just living or just documenting? and if we don't document do our fleeting, transient memories satisfy our desire for history? i so envy you bay area kidz. email me your new address. i have something for you.
from cinnamontree :
Maybe you can start giving your height in centimeters. That will sound bigger.
from miadot :
hey dood, i need your address to send my cd...was going to send 2 to cosmo, but 2 wouldn't fit in the envelope. plus, it can be the first package to arrive at your new home! a christening of sorts, i suppose. :) indeed! so send me a mail mia_poirier@yahoo.com with your deetz pleez
from triet :
being an asian kid in dallas, i grew up shorter than everyone else. damn that high protein diet you americans love so dearly. rice and a high carbohydrate diet could never keep up. *sniff* not to mention i'm lactose intolerant. *double sniff* so don't feel so bad...and every guy i know lies or overestimates his height. it's a funny practice with often time deadly consequences. i will take your lesson to heart.
from falafel :
thanks for all the notes. why am i weirdo? heavy metal drummer. xxooxxoo
from soperstar :
look, it'll be okay. I'm sure there's a support group or something out there for you and your self-deluded, height-inflating brethren.
from elsquid :
"Last night I slept in my new place for the first time." Hey! Me too!
from lemonaide :
dinner/coffee sounds good and perhaps i will see you at that photo reception this thursday if i can get out of work in time! wooooha!
from boxingnun :
hey..you went to some resfest shows right?...did you like any of them? specifically which ones? would you recommend them to someone such as myself who resides near a city which resfest is approaching
from arajane :
i know, i know... i suck! i will remove my offending links shortly and try diligently to get them to work.
from shellstu :
Nice robo breasts
from shesajar :
thought you might like to read this: http://www.highlander.ucr.edu/article.php?artnum=993
from shesajar :
hello again my favorite indian boy, greetings from down south. i wanted to ask you a question: do you ever consider yourself asian? i mean, in a geographic sense, you are. but, in a more popular sense, it seems up for grabs. and, certainly, not all that important. nevertheless, (how did that end up becoming one word anyway?) what do you think? love always, shesajarwithachildprooflid
from mitsou :
Reasons you are my new best friend: 3) anyone who writes in my guestbook two times a day automatically receives this designation, to last no less than one day; 2) you've done the Southern Cone thing. Did you have a hot shower in Peru? Cause, man o man, I *so* didn't. For four disgusting, scratch-filled months. 1) it appears that you and I have thought extensively about the problem of the midget vs. dwarf distinction. (I've written about it in my journal, somewhere.) The difference was made clear to me when I encountered my first midget, specifically a guitar-toting mariachi- playing midget on the Mexico City subway. He was sitting, his little legs waving over the edge of the seat, while parents brought their toddlers to - get this - *pet him.* It's a really special day when you have a midget encounter. Oh lawdy lawdy. I currently share a bus route with a dwarf, and have been been at two partys recently which were attended by two (different) punk rock dwarfs.
from catbus :
Nice hooters...thanx for the 8-bit link. Next semester our video game music show will return -- if we're still webcasting then I'll remind you to tune in...
from kprevas :
Hey, I got to your diary through your banner. I was the guy who suggested the Pop 'n' Fresh vs. Mr. Peanut Grudge Match, way way back in the day. They used to have my name on the page, but I guess they took it off.
from juliana27 :
You're so dead on about Tears for Fears
from gigabit :
woah! I got your banner! that's the first time ever! ha ha.
from not-it :
i clicked into your banner, and i'm really enjoying your diary. nice pic from Burning Man, iwish i'd gone... ~pink
from lemonaide :
happy moving day!
from angichau :
pai! i haven't seen you in 4ever (or so it seems) and so all these cryptics entries make not much sense to me!! blah! BLAH, i say!! but we should hang out sometime. although i guess now, i'm the lame "gotta stay home and study" person. :| but hanging out WILL happen. there is no try.
from blurrred :
actually, the translation itself is pretty good, it wasn't done word by word which is a plus... but it sounds so stupid in german, it's hilarious. still it's probably a good idea for germans who listen to the music and don't understand the words.
from blurrred :
that translation once again made me realize how much better english sounds compared to german.
from cosmokane :
you should see "donnie darko," if you haven't already. it is one of the best movies ever. there is a version of "mad world" that really makes the movie; i can't think of the movie without it.
from triet :
i've been reading too much chomsky lately, so now i think our entire government is a conspiracy. which it is, mind you. hey, who's that spying on me at the window? anyhow, the reason to attack iraq is because they can't really fight back, and because we can do it with or without UN support. once again, the administration and elite media machine are making iraq into some monstrous military power, with deadly chemical weapons and potential nukes, etc. i mean, this is the same country that was so weak that it couldn't defeat iran in 8 years of warfare, even with the support of the US, Soviet Union, all of Europe, and the Arab oil countries.
from shellstu :
I am coming to visit Cos in a couple weeks, it would be strange and fun to meet, I think. Kind of like stepping into a book.
from lemonaide :
hullo its your friend sarah who lives in san francisco too! woooooo! i have a phone number and everything, here it is 415.751.1754. today i am going to do laundry which is one of my favorite things. check ya later dude, p.s. i am registered to vote.
from soperstar :
look, there's nothing wrong with tedious emo-fest diaries. stop staring at me.
from disfigurine :
hey dude, did you move across the bay already or what? i sent you an email...no reply, kick in the eye! (all deathrock bauhaus style). anyways if you still want to kick it (not your eye), email me yr # or whatevah....disfigurine@hotmail.com
from saucy-carbon :
Oh yes, me too. I want me some crazy-ass, up on Canadian politics, cracker kiiz :-)
from arajane :
"tedious emo-fest". ha! why, you've just described the bulk of diaryland. if i read song lyrics in one more diary i'm going to puke. but don't worry, sonny, you're no where near that.
from jhxd :
heads up bud! today is your day.
from pigeonkicker :
re: Polyphonic Spree- They're not a cult, they're a self described "choral symphonic pop band". However in their CD liner notes they welcome their "newest members of the family". Picture the Moonies performing the songs of the Muppets and thats about their sound right there
from cosmokane :
i've been reading joseph brodsky and he talks a lot about memory. since you are obsessed about memory, we should talk about it. perhaps on the car ride down tonight?
from educated-foo :
You need to add some comments to your music/book preferences, man. As for the page stats... most of them are probably there now, but it's expensive bandwidth-wise to brute-force them by e.g. chasing links. Now to find an interesting way to display the movie/music/book correlations...
from elsquid :
Oh you are right to be excited about Spoon my friend! (this is a delayed reaction note to yours) I think my favorite on the new album is Paper Tiger. At least that is what I've been annoying my mom with all day by humming just one little phrase. Heh heh! She likes to call them the Spoons.
from arajane :
hooray for tennis skirts! that's on my list of things to buy this week. i ordered pink tennis balls to complete the look.
from captainb :
today i feel worse than yesterday, when we played racquetball, and remembering yesterday's conversation about you vs. kids from ronald mcdonald house made me feel a bit better
from greylady :
you made me bust out laughing during civil procedure. that's the best thing that happened all day. thank you.
from educated-foo :
yep, "japh" I suppose. Is there a better way to get at stats than scraping the plain html? Would it be easy to make one? I'd like to find out more about how the average person uses the site -- how many users are still active, how posting frequency varies with membership time, etc.
from seastreet :
Yes! Please let me know how it goes with the bath and wodka. We just might have the makings of a craze here.
from rascality :
Once, I went to see Yo La Tengo with her and my communist friend, and the band did a choreographed dance.
from triet :
arrrr, arrr, matey!
from jhxd :
hehehe... congrats on 200. "Would just like to point out that this journal has down with pirate lingo from day one. Innovatin', not imitatin'." True, that.
from cosmokane :
felicidades on 200! i am still more verbose than you, though. write, mu$%af#$%a, write! <whipcracking sound>. have you found a new place yet? i am thinking of taking the roadtrip to santa barbara sometime in the next few weekends.
from angichau :
wow rusty's making instruments?!?! that's so cool and so very rusty. i wonder why he doesn't write ME! maybe i'll write him once school starts and give him something to be happy about (i.e. not being in school).
from gigabit :
ooooooo I am so jealous! all you did was email him huh. maybe I'll try the same
from triet :
i'm late, but those pictures you took of ritual were fantastic. special thanks for the snaps of gav and i playing. you made us look like rock stars.
from saucy-carbon :
No, you are to assume no such thing (although carbon that rhymes with telephone is decidedly saucy indeed). Perhaps you do have a point there. (I also have one of the Lonely Planet book-guides and am hoping to utilize its magical powers anon... By the power of Ian Wright, I command you, Europe!)
from shellstu :
PS - Do you like to think about Billy from Melrose place? Kinky.
from shellstu :
I lived in Chile for a while. I love it. I started reading your diary because Cosmo mentioned that you had been there. I am horribly jealous of you because I didnít get to go to the glaciers and I had the hugest jones to go to Antartica but didnít have enough time with work. Gives me an excuse to go back, though.
from catbus :
My brutha! I am a "right" abuser too -- often used in the place where most people say "uh-huh" to denote agreement, or to confirm that you hear them. Lately I've been busting out the "right right" -- which makes me wonder: does that make it more right, doubly right, or what? Does right right make a wrong? Hmmmm...is it a "wrong", or is it a "don't" (as in a black bar across your eyes, or in this case, the mouth would be more appropriate)? As you can see I am unfortunately not like you: my articulate-ness is not noticeably higher (or is that more high?) on the page. (Cheers and congrats on the 200th entry, btw.)
from lemonaide :
maybe these are some things you could learn about at school: the art of mixing drinks. fingerprinting. dinosaurs. linguistics. pirate history. rocknroll history at the very least. whittling. boxcar derbying. ballroom dancing. how to be a dj. these are all on MY list, thats for certain. holyshit there is a lot to learn.
from insilico :
ps- good luck w/ house hunting.
from insilico :
i got a google hit for "amar&num". but you wouldn't know anything about that, would you?
from actiongrl :
Wow! I was sad to hear that the rain kept us from meeting at my birthday party on the playa. It delayed us by about an hour, but the party turned out just grand - still, I wish we could have said hello! Glad you had the amazing, life-affirming time that Burning Man has to offer. Great to hear from you...good luck in the city and finding a new place to call home. xox - AG
from habbit :
yo, kidrobot is cool, but you know it'd just be some desk job. firemen are cool, have to say I thought about getting into it in the last year. in NYC firemen are like the coolest people in the city. i wouldnt sweat it. id like to buy tons of shit from kidrobot, but i dont know where id put it, i already have a box of japanese toys i dont know what to do with. i like those jim woodring animals though.
from angichau :
our group of friends are pretty amazing, huh? it's nights like last night that remind me of this and how lucky i am to be where i am and who i'm friends with. i hope we throw more events like this in the future since we now know we can do it and we can make it good. :) it's like in cosmo's entry about how you feel like you're in love with all your friends. last night was magical.
from elsquid :
I'm pretty sure that if you can inspire strong feelings of like in someone who's reading your diary thousands of miles away, you can inspire feelings of love with someone around you. I think no self-hatred is in order. (does that make sense? I don't mean it as a come-on, I just like you. :) )
from cultofme :
sorry man. emotional investment in someone who doesn't feel the same way hurts. i know the feeling.
from jhxd :
oooh... burning man. coolio.
from triet :
you are cool, and you have cool friends.
from doidare :
amar. i have a south america related question. could you email me? snafu_97@hotmail.com thanks, sara
from calpico :
and i got the link - thanks! it circulated it's way around glasgow pretty fast [um, the link and the bug]. that boredoms/whitney entry is the best thing i've read all week!
from mudgirl :
I was absconded by pirates. I thought you knew being their linguist and all. I really didn't mind the language or the violence, but you could have warned me about all the damn showtunes....
from habibi :
Ditto the praise on Yoko Ono...
from cultofme :
yeah, i caught the yoko ono exhibit when it came to houston. here was my $0.02 on it: http://cultofme.diaryland.com/010807_12.html
from angichau :
yay! i'm glad you liked the yoko ono (moko jono!) exhibit because i like it too!! it's so easy to dismiss yoko because "she broke up the beatles" but i think she had some cool ideas of her own as a conceptual artist. i don't like everything she does but i definitely respect her for doing it. also, did you notice that this exhibit has followed us across the world?? it's the same exhibit we couldn't get into in rekjavik, remember? ;)
from insilico :
EVERYONE vants some taquitos!
from arajane :
hey, where's my mail fraud story?
from doidare :
mcsweeney's list or activity fueled by boredom?
from gigabit :
ha ha ha it's so good! you don't need so many boredoms songs if you're going to submit it, I guess. are you going to ??? huh huh?!?!
from kstarr :
YARRYARRYARRRRRR
from disfigurine :
hah we should totally work on a 'punk rock flora and fauna guide to the east bay' collabo. we must be sure to include, aside from the obvious aaron cometbus, the guy from the real world who always has legions of 13 year old skateboarders following him around telegraph like pilot fish to sharks. also, the singer for afi (have i made it clear that i hate him?) who has long frizzy poorly dyed black hair and he's always wearing old school goth t-shirts (alien sex fiend, etc). like he's fooling anyone??? and then he like, hangs out at gilman like he's god, but i'm pretty sure he's not. because like, god doesn't exist. anyways................nah i'm still in NYC, workin' my way through the last two weeks of the sweetest job i'll ever have (at marvel comics). also i moved from derby (in b-town, right near roma) closer to campus cause i'm a lazy bitch. but like,i could leave my drafts of the punk rock guide on the board at roma and you could like, pick it up and stuff...haha. (so as to) not to get too internet creepy on you ;)
from saint-louise :
Mr. Albini visited me in a dream one night. I was his muse, he said, and I tried to decide if this was something to rejoice about, considering the song "Prayer to God." I opted for feeling flattered, and awoke the next morning, wondering about my perceptions of reality, and why there had been a poster of David Cassidy on the wall behind Steve as he spoke in the dream. Fearsome.
from rascality :
my colleague Hunter and I were swapping stories of our respective friends named Ajeet. He thinks your middle name should be "Can."
from akagrl :
yeah, i like you.
from arajane :
the best thing about tennis is that you get to be outside. obviously, raquetball is always played indoors. however, now that i think about it, i don't really like the sun. i always get heat stroke and burned and rashy or something equally hideous and disfiguring. that's why i place much importance on quality shade in a tennis court. still, the biggest reason why i'm playing all the tennis courts in seattle is to see new places and have something to do that isn't sitting around playing video games, which is my natural inclination. also, with raquetball i'm scared of getting hit in the glasses with the ball. they come at you so fast! and i'm such a wuss. p.s. did you read about my bikram yoga experience? boy, that's some ca-razy shit!
from gigabit :
I think that you arent getting banner hits cos your banner isnt in the major rotation stage yet. I mean, I havent seen it, and reload is my frickin best friend.
from pillowtalk :
heh
from triet :
when I was at UT, he had some surgery to remove a minor blockage in his brain, and also dropped teaching all of his classes. my friend was taking a class from him, and they had a sub for the rest of the semester. and i'm not sure how this turned out to be a pseudo-eulogy for Dijkstra, but i guess i'll keep rolling while the momentum is here. one of the quirkier things i heard--he was opposed to students doing their homework in pencil because it meant that they weren't serious or confident about their answers to do it all in pen. he thought most of the modern software engineering methodologies were a hack, and true C.S. kids would always mathematically prove their programs before even touching the keyboard. and he was genius but also a curmugeon who was once reported to say that all texans were stupid to move here before the advent of air conditioning. bless his heart.
from disfigurine :
dude, what is despite everything? is that like, the new issue of cometbus? the last one i saw was the one about the 'back to the land'ers, which was sorta depressing i thought. although well done, of course. hmm. it's pretty cool that he lives in b-town. when i was like 15 i totally wanted to move to berkeley and like, of course i'd run into him and we'd become friends. however, upon actually moving to berkeley at 19, i've learned to settle happily for just not seeing the singer from AFI on durant.
from kstarr :
now i feel a strange emptiness that the pirate lingo would have filled -
from redstar5 :
i am an idiot. you have no email listed. oh well, i will write you here in a (hopefully) succinct manner. i actually live on the peninsula, and i am sure that going to high school here was just as fabulous as going to high school in las vegas, but just perhaps with better weather. i think it's pretty boring here. (this is also the reason many of the kids i knew from high school are in the beginning stages of alcoholism) but in an attempt to curb that boredom, i go to shows in sf-- unfortunately not as much as i wish i could ... and of course i attend shows elsewhere up & down the bay area. speaking of which, i recently saw the velvet teen in los gatos. they were amazing, as always. i just wish they had more material to play. as for emo ... i used to be into it, but now with dashboard confessional and other bands with the "emo" sound becoming more popular, i'm pretty sick of it. as always, record execs had to destroy it for everyone, haha. or maybe it was doomed to begin with. ah well, who knows. but indie rock is still damn good. (although i feel violated when they play wilco on kfog) and so are the college radio twee and indie shows. and thank you for the well-wishing with school. <okay, now the length of this note can be categorized as preposterous.>
from redstar5 :
by my standards, the message you left for me was not at all preposterous--you should read the emails i send to my friends! i am just as garrulous, for sure. besides, i like getting long notes, especially b/c everyone else who has written me liked to be somewhat cryptic. thank you. (expect a semi-long email <redstarnumber5@hotmail.com> about college radio, high school et al, in response to your note.)
from redstar5 :
i'm always wondering if who i am is really a wannabe hipster. or something like it. i have the horn-rims, i go to shows, i love indie rock, i love indie films ... and i'm going to art school in the fall. mind you, i like these things not because they're "hip" but because i really like them, and i'm going to art school because i've always done art and i've always wanted to be a designer. eh, who knows. i'm still pondering. i guess i'm always hoping that people perceive me to be genuine. but i feel you.
from soperstar :
have you read the roald dahl about the leprosy girl? or the suicidal widow and her vengeful old flame? I was a bit disturbed to discover roald's "naughty" penchants after nineteen blissfull years believing in the cheeky but wholesome misadventures of the giraffe & the pelly or the B.F.G. I suppose we could have all seen it coming with the twits though...
from chrissyhussy :
oh god i just read the note i left last night. please dont judge me on it-- what i meant to say is that your writing is witty, provocative, while all the while being so endearing. i think i love you. really. kinda.
from chrissyhussy :
hey i dont know you at all, but i stumbled across your diary, and i must say. hahah thats all -- i just MUST say. no really though you are funny. thats all.
from cosmokane :
what the f#$k is a crusty? i don't think i want to find out. the pixies lyric was sweet. i think all journal entries should have pixies lyrics.
from cultofme :
holy shit! i was like i know that banner. that's mr. a., international pimp. ever have those strange cravings? i'm dying for avacado right now. love from texas.
from facepunch :
killer glacier, dude.
from rubyfuss :
I'm going to have to acquire that "Marie Curie, Honorable Woman" piece. I delight in the novelty as well.
from njitloser :
i clicked on your bannner, i liked what i read :) that's all i've got to say-goodnight.
from shellstu :
I've been rooting for D for a while now, (if she's the same D that used to actually have a name), I'm glad that you all are having fun.
from lemonaide :
actually, we DID listen to skyrock! then sara vomited all over the car of the french man we were with. the skyrock part was great though.
from naphtali :
*love* Some diaryland banners just go 'ATTRACT' and yours was one of them! Then once i got to your diary i just had to stay.
from cosmokane :
what the f$%k is a truffle reduction? maybe what they meant was a reduction of your WALLET CONTENTS. i'd take a pancho villa burrito any day. care to join me sometime for the best burrito in sf?
from fulminous :
Just so you know, you *totally* rock my FACE.
from blurrred :
here's the love! (sometimes people actually click on diaryland banners, apparently.)
from autumnal :
interesting
from cosmokane :
the housemartens sucked! my college roommmate listened to them. or maybe i think they suck because he sucked. he still owes me $200 for the phone bill from senior year. maybe i should go back to new york and break his kneecaps. i just realized this note is probably not the right place for this.
from elsquid :
Can you add suppurating please? It's my favorite recently-acquired word. And I would like for you to have it too.
from minderella :
you are the first ricecake to find my diary... though i have to admit, i had forgotten i ever said i went to rice and so your message seemed oddly clairvoyant to me. i shouldn't be so hard on london, because i haven't ever lived there and so i don't really know. then again, i'm all about my baseless judgemental opinions on everything. what else is a diary for?
from triet :
you write the longest entries! and believe it or not i read *all* of the current one. also, i fixed the image on my livejournal. not that it was broken in the first place.
from bigglasses :
good diary! yay, thats refreshing. oh yeah speaking of refreshing.. my mom got me this portable mister for the summer, and its really cool.. i bet if theyd had a mister at that place then your salad wouldnt have been so limp. thats mister, different than "mr."
from greylady :
accepting that nothing matters doesn't have to lead to social responsibility problems- if it doesn't matter that in the cosmic sense nothing matters, i can say that what matters to me and to other people matters, and since as you say compassion precedes rationality, things pretty much work out. i think that objective ethics might be shot to hell on that view, but the world doesn't pay a lot of attention to objective ethics anyway. i like how "matter" starts to sound like nonsense, and i think i'll write a dissertation in this box.
from greylady :
love doesn't make the existential questions go away, but really, does it _matter_ if anything matters? i'm having a good time either way...
from catbus :
Amen! Andy Goldsworthy *is* incredible, or his art is anyway -- but where is Rivers and Tides showing? "Time" is probably my favorite of his books.
from bexx :
Found you by random. I see that you like MODEST MOUSE! They rock! -Bexx
from ciromazola :
no, it's true. i wish i could say it wasn't. i'm not at all proud. i've done it four times. don't go trying it. not if you ever want to accomplish anything else. do yo have any idea how many hours it takes to learn the game that well? ah, a youth wasted. i'm also a sick and crazy andy goldsworthy fan, and your review of his work is the most appropriate i've read. thanks for that.
from habibi :
Why thank you! ever so much!
from falafel :
Hello! My friend and I are going to start a band called Gaijin Go Home. I remember you saying that once. Isn't that funny? Yoshitomo Nara is a funky artist. Hope Berzerkeley is treating you well.
from insilico :
yeah, i saw that mcsweeney's pirate list. god i love high cultARRR
from captainb :
hey, where did that page with you and your brother and spiderman go? and the lament about age?
from gigabit :
my *god* you looked so innocent.
from catbus :
The Lesser/Sagan show was overall good, had some really um, tizight! moments. But then, I'm one of those folks that actually enjoys watching some geek bob his head at a laptop -- if the glitches, bleeps and bloops are good then it's all good w/moi. What I am bummed about tho, is not having the wherewithall to wade thru 20,000 rave kids to see SRL (Survival Research Laboratories) at 3COM this Saturday. Woe is me...
from triet :
haha you are the new breed of secret agent!
from nyquilgirl :
how did your exploring go? i'm wearing a modest mouse tee shirt and pink panties. goodbye.
from greylady :
how's the infinitive state treating you?
from captainb :
I think it's very insensitive that you are not wheelchair accesable. I'm gonna sick the ADA on you.
from antiprofound :
Thanks for your congrats on my new job...I'm pretty sure thats the first uncomplicated congrats I've gotten so far :)
from soperstar :
hey, have you seen the new pirate movie? it's rated AAAARRRRRRRRRR
from boxingnun :
when i was in junior high i won a contest sponsored by the local paper to collect the most signatures of ballonists in the Mesquite TX Ballon Festival. i got 100$ and a free ballon ride in a ballon that was the cheshire cat's image and likeness.....the moral of this tale is that hot air ballons are cool.....
from gigabit :
yeah, you're pretty fucked, because they told me to stay out of san francisco if I want to extend its life. arr.
from habibi :
Gopher. I don't know how to golf. But I can sure goph.
from habibi :
as opposed to what? the Destitute Golfer?
from arajane :
for real! a friend from high school told it to me while we were out on friday night. i laughed my pants off. literally! my pants came right off!
from arajane :
hey, i heard the "arrr, it's driving me nuts" joke this weekend for the first time! this is getting weird...
from hamsandwich :
the roommate is most probably elio, if the elio you know is a physics grad student at rice, formerly of hanzsen. i've never met him, but he was in chicago last fall, i think, maybe. around the time of the bette midler party.
from triet :
oh yea one more thing: i like you!
from triet :
damn, i wish i didn't miss the burn party. sounds like a blast. how's your job going? remember not to take it too seriously.
from castigada :
I like you!
from popcore :
I don't know any of those names which you mention. What nonsense are you spouting there? I am indeed on the JET Programme.
from fwmj :
i know dennis. bronx science (their label) went with an inhouse cover design (the naked man straight out of poster floating in space) over my design. both myself and k-otix were pissed. do you go to rice?
from insilico :
mmmmmmmmmmmm... BLACK licorice...
from triet :
ugh. Ayn Rand.
from lemonaide :
heres the sitch-im moving to california next year to have a remarkable life and im wondering: where should i settle? is there any chance at all of getting a small job at a progressive-yet-not-full-of-shit school there? would you even recommend one living in a place that will most likely collapse into the ocean at any moment? i wrote you a letter but the chances of rustling up a stamp for it are looking slim at this point. maybe i would have luck at a post office. i do know this much: french rap is the wave of the future. SINCERELY SARAH
from insilico :
REALLY actually, you nailed me more than you think: not having any of moody's books to hand, I looked up Myer's essay since I remembered it had a long quote from him in it! AARRGH! The transformation begins! (the essay is ass, of course. i'm really trying to be james wood.)
from insilico :
actually i have to act tough about lit. to compensate for my tiny bic :)
from arajane :
totally fate. i don't usually eat in bed, but i often eat in the bathtub. is that gross?
from angichau :
are you writing for mcsweeneys?? it certainly sounds like it. btw, would you kick a cute girl out of bed for like, being that girl from the exorcist and doing the reverse crab walk and spewing green stuff out of her mouth? ew
from arajane :
whoa, we both wrote about crackers on the same day! coincidence?
from captainb :
I've heard blacks complain about/dis mayonnaise sandwiches, but i don't know where it comes from.
from soperstar :
*slap*
from greylady :
definitely rock god. setting yourself on fire helps with that, of course.
from cosmokane :
good luck with the new gig. keep your head up - i and your legions of fans are pulling for you! :)
from elsquid :
Yeah, I *love* Portrait of My Body! Why don't you tell all your fans out in Diaryland about your new job?
from lemonaide :
got yo package five minutes before i left for the airport. your face is currently being sported on my bag. annnd i dig the cd. thanks dude
from popcore :
Ahoy! You rock, captain.
from arajane :
hello mr. cruelty. i would like to send you something. what is your address? i promise i'm not scary. ask lemonaide. la la la and xoxoxo, --ara jane
from angichau :
amar....you had me... at... hello
from triet :
i want some free games!
from jhxd :
hahaha... that's awesome! you better put some easter egg in the next maxi's release, maybe a character that gives pirate lingo when you click on his eye patch.
from shesajar :
MAXIS?! Hooray! I love to download their games. Now, everytime I steal them, I can think of you. Hey, what is a poor, college girl to do? Congrats!
from cosmokane :
i vote for rock god, by gum. you must be on one of the albums by tortoise or other bands of the chicago underground. we must collaborate and hang out with jim o'rourke. this is the weirdest note i've ever left anyone.
from cheapbee :
I am glad you put up those pix of yourself. In my mind's eye you look like those oldies you showed me yesterday. You are certainly much more swank now.
from hamsandwich :
i don't know if i'm cool enough for hoppin urban planning parties; i think i'm too young for the hiting-30 crowd. but in mildly disconcerting events i think you know a friend i'm dating right now from rice since you mentioned ktru and (i think) his old roommate among other things which i hear about quite a bit. anyway. yeah. nothing else to say except perhaps something trite about world being small or whatever.
from cinnamontree :
What's the lyric from? I can half-hear the song, but I think I might just be making it up.
from gigabit :
hey, and I just sent you something to be had only once you have a job! it should get there right on time.
from cosmokane :
the number just went up from 14 to 16! arrrgh!
from lemonaide :
note revision
from sugarcane :
I read Flowers for Algernon during a graveyard shift babysitting computers at school. When I finished, it was just before 6am and I cried like a baby. I guess I'm a sap like that. Hope you enjoy it.
from disfigurine :
i know this was from forever ago, but i just gotta say that the "weirdest party ever" post was one of the most hilarious things i've ever goddamn read. complete with farrah fawcett and a vomiting puppet. what, really, could be weirder? and dude. DOOLITTLE is way better than surfer rosa. strangely, however, i've never met a boy who didn't agree with you. espresso roma? there's one by my house on ashby. its not such a bad place, i guess. i like milano better though. did you say you were from vegas?? ookay. back to the bowels of moffitt. ah, finals week.
from angichau :
coolio...thanks for the tip, dude. although i'm now feeling a little weird to be using a.m. as the phrase. don't you think it's kinda stalkery? maybe i'll change the phrase to something more random.
from lemonaide :
i wanta button dude
from greylady :
have fun with the shrooms. and hi to mondro ;)
from angichau :
your power to predict the future means only one thing: warlock. BURN HIM! BURN HIM!
from jhxd :
thanks again, amar. you're cool.
from lemonaide :
funny you should mention the hooligans in karate kid IV...seeing as how i make it my LIFES WORK to emulate them and their jezebel ways!! speaking of pirate lingo, once i had to give a report on the christmastime traditions of a certain group of people and i chose...PIRATES. i made up the entire report the night before, and believe you me...those pirates did some crazy shit to celebrate jesus's birth. carribbean shuffleboard on the poop deck, pinatas everywhere, jesus-themed drinking games...you know how it goes. ahoyyyy
from ikilledkitty :
"*in lifeboat* still, no sign of land..how long is it?" "thats a personal question!" ahahaha..What ho! You surrealist beatnik on the verge of generation x- kicking the surrealist football that is 21st century literature into the sort of net that is sucess....
from shesajar :
avoiding regrets. that is my similar motivation for a lot of things as well. actually, it is the main reason that i stopped eating meat and joined the nunnery. ok, i lied about the last part, but the first part is true enough. p.s. i wasn't really cut out for berkeley life anyhow.
from gigabit :
hi spy. I will probably be coming. doubts may linger but what can beat california? anyway call me doop doop doop
from shesajar :
just in case you are interested: Job Title: Program Director Organization: The Ruckus Society Location: Berkeley, CA http://actionnetwork.org/ct/np1WMN71mqFm/
from yellokitty :
hi. you make me laff. and you like spoon. good stuff.
from doidare :
i'm not sure what the protocol is for responding to guestbook messages. i would have just emailed you, but alas, if your email address is on your site somewhere, it is heavily buried underneath the pirate lingo, and i was unable to find it. but no, i have not read the autobiography of bruce campbell, although i have read about it. i will seek it out, and read it, and possibly even enjoy it, purely on your recommendation. any others? recommendations, that is.
from insilico :
Yes, P*RG = PIRG, I just didn't want people googling my page. It's the Public Interest Research Group, started by Nader in the 70s. They have 'em in several states, and they do lotsa lib pol stuff. Oh, and "_____ is the new ketchup" is my new catchphrase :)
from jangela :
Hey...just thought I would drop a note to say...yes...I really did leave a real , legitimate note for you. I had to register and become a member of diaryland just to do it (this site is actually pretty neat). I'm writing beacuse I saw the note about a little debate posted at "Pirate Lingo." Anyway...I'm getting ready to start work on a demo to shop sometime this fall. Hey...it's really me, not some loser with too much time on their hands taking up another person's identity for kicks. Anyway, take care-live life-and have fun doing it. =) Jangela (Shumskas)
from triet :
that onion article is hilarious. did you ever see the movie clerks? it doesn't take place in a coffee shop, but the spirit of the movie is akin to your last entry. my opinion is that you don't really get paid enough to really care about the customer. and i never understand people who try and piss off their servers...hello??!!! these people have control over what's going INTO your food and drinks. better think twice before trying to give them a hard time. i say it was good to call in sick...spend more time with significant others. it makes for a better world.
from jhxd :
thanks for the tip on fermata. imaginative and thorough, indeed.
from gigabit :
what's going on here? my friends are leaving notes for you and your friends who are in turn writing to my friends? all because of diaryland... did I leave my glasses there?
from elsquid :
Oh jcruelty, I'm sorry about travelocity. They must be fools!! If it is any solace, your theory about Possession is partially right. I know 4 people that have read it. (not a large sample I'll admit) One was not an English major and didn't like it, one was an English major and did like it. So you're up to 50% there. Then there's me who liked it and was an English major for a year or so. That comes to 62.5%. And the last did like it but wasn't an English major. Not bad! And now I should really get to writing these silly letters. (the only thing I can think of to say to one guy is ~your teeth are a remarkable shape, bean-like.~ But I guess I'll sit here until I come up with something else...)
from mudgirl :
The last entry reminds me of the bad old joke: "does your face hurt?" "no, why?" "because its killing me!" Glad you didn't land on your face, sorry you hurt your knees.
from chzza :
My current #1 Google hit is for "Fuck Me Boots". I think these are actually entire markets desperately presenting themselves to us, begging us to exploit their shameful desires for our merciless gain. Whaddya say we be partners? "Pirate Lingo resources for today's discerning Foot Fetishist"-- we'll make a killing.
from disfigurine :
what up amar. b-town in the houuusee. oh right, that's lame. the bart picnic sounds like good times. i might co-opt that idea for my own personal interests. you got your dinosaur actttttt...
from soperstar :
they're MY lyrics, actually...want to buy a cd? ;)
from mudgirl :
the pirate scares my cat, but it cracks me up every time. Just thought you should know
from triet :
steer clear of parties that feature puppet shows. the moore brothers had a song about puppets, too. and that's the sort of crowd you want to distance yourself FAR FAR AWAY from.
from wienerdawg :
It's tricky to rock a rhyme. To rock a rhyme that's right on time. It's tricky.
from cosmokane :
um, so i meant that in complete jest, but you're entitled to remove me from your buddy list :)
from jangela :
Hey...I did a "google" search on my name and came across your "diary entry" Yes, my parents really named me "Jangela." I'm originally from San Jose, CA but "grew up" in the Washington, DC area (moved there when I was 9). As for the transcript of the conversation I've probably had concerning my name...you're dead on. Anyway...on a final note, I get that D'Angelo thing too. I didn't make it all the way on Popstars (blessing in disguise) but who knows... a duet with D'Angeo might be in the future =) Take Care....Jangela
from elsquid :
hello jcruelty--my favorite Spoon lyric is [everybody's axxx disadvantage, speaking with a second language[ or as I usually like to sing/remember it Žverybody's eviscerated, speaking with a second language.* for some unknown reason. )Where are the quotes on this silly keyboard?) Or any punctuation? The only thing I've read of Codrescu is Ay, Cuba! Do you know that one?
from cultofme :
you are not the only one out there with just scattered interests and a desire to avoid drudgery. it would be so much easier with a plan.
from habibi :
And by "dreams," I (of course) mean "scattered interests."
from habibi :
jcruelty!

If you want to send some of your reject dreams my way, I'd be grateful. (You know... don't discard when you can recycle...)
from greylady :
whee, it worked! many thanks. and i do indeed doubt that that particular phrase had ever before shown up in a rock song.
from szkandelous :
um, yeah, I don't know anyone here really (though I'm from Berkeley, yeah, Berkeley Worms, um, Cafe Med, yeah). Anyway, I've become kinda hooked on this site as of late and today's post had a quote that fit too easily into the bottom of my last post. So I wanted to write and say that I am quoting you (with quotes) and linking to this site on my page. If you want to protest it's master_szkandel@hotmail.com. If you want to see, it's www.szkandelous.com. Today's post isn't really interesting, but the site is a um, true tale of my life in Japan. Later.
from habibi :
also resolved: i will not post again till i get a job. RAWR

I will give you a job. Here it is:

Make a batch of chocolate-chip cookies. Then eat them while they're still warm.
from jeanclock :
Alright, my friend and I once thought it would be cool to get an ant farm in the mail, and so we ordered one. Yeah, when it came, the ants were in this weird tupperware-type container and the ant farm was this pile of dirt you had to put in between glass. Well, you had to glue the glass together first. I guess when we did it, the glue didn't make an air-tight seal, so the ants slowly escaped. What was left of them anyway...lots of the ants died in the transport. Did you know that ants make graveyards for their dead? I think it is more of a get-them-out-of-the-way kind of thing than a respect thing. Either way, the house was infested within a week. That is my only experience with the whole "ordering bugs through the mail" deal.
from habibi :
Ahoy Matey! Arrrrgh... Shiver Me Timbers!

You are a tease. Where is the pirate lingo?

Right. So I just wanted to leave a note and ask why you are buying worms?

Also, per Gigabit's note, Boxingnun is indeed addicted to Jerk City. Shamelessly so.

Boo!

There should be a website where messages can be posted, then people vote on how crazy the messages are--on a 1-10 scale. It could be called AmIDrunkOrNot.com

(I am not presently drunk.)
from shesajar :
greetings from down south: i just wanted to tell you that i am good, since you asked. if i get your new mailing address i can send this little card i made especially for you. how can you sometimes miss someone you have never met?
from banana3159 :
Yeah the prank call story is true. All the stories are true. I would shoot myself if I was subjected to Third Eye Blind and Match Box 20. I feel for you.
from jeanclock :
PS, 3.14159. I can't wait until March 14th, 2015. It will be cause for quite a celebration. And yeah I am not an engineer.
from jeanclock :
Um, yeah, I wanted to be the doubtful guest for Halloween but it sort of flopped. I think Gorey and O'Hara actually stayed friends. Weird, eh?
from jrsuper8 :
whay am i her how did i get here oh yeah its the name j cruelity i had to see how deep this rabbit hole really went cruility hummm i didn't see any cruelity but ill keep looking i dont what i expected mutilated animals burning bicycles dead house plnats being watered lonely old widows with stuffed pet poodels i dont know like your feeling on photjournalism its always the eyes bulging big and round on the kids they have the spark of life still and the adults look dead and glass eyed like the previously mentioned stuffed poodels i suppose that happens once youve seen the ugly underbelly of humanity and all of it horrors. peace
from jeanclock :
are you serious, TWO witnesses? Not plausible. And anyway, my friends should know me well enough to respect my wishes, whether legal or not; whether I am dead or not. Don't you think? I am asking too much of them aren't I...
from gigabit :
WHY did you post the jerk city?? boxingnun has been emailing me since the VERY MOMENT YOU COMMITTED THIS CRIME with a new jerk city approximately EVERY THREE MINUTES. the jesus one is pretty funny, though.
from jhxd :
way cool. i like the update to the site layout. you look so bored in that picture. you gotta come back to the city!
from angichau :
ooo new design. cool!
from mudgirl :
Amar, I agree. Notes vs guestbook. Which to chose? My complaint was for a long time nothing in either. And yet so many pageviews...Their (again I agree) coyness, it was driving me insane. As far as Urbana. Hmm, nowhere else for library science? I don't think you would be a happy camper there. Still if you go stop by Chicago. I'll take you to some clubs.
from scanty :
It's like you are Weetzie Bat character all grown up!
from lemonaide :
ohmygoodness, i was just thinking today that pretty much my only fear right now is of running someone over. i keep thinking that im about to and slamming on my breaks spastically. to think that you LIVED MY FEAR. almost. hahahhahaha and she thumped the car?? i think what im imagining is far more crazy than the actual occurance probably. today it was a snow day! wooootwoot, and i got into another accident. it's become a pretty casual occurance, my brother just laughed and called me a loser...in the most loving fashion, of course.
from doidare :
i'm a fan of the cashew tamari dressing at mother's, myself. so good i want to lick my plate clean. the bbq tofu isn't bad either.
from gigabit :
did I write that last note? hmmm
from gigabit :
finally I took the time to read the whole thing! tell jay I used to want to get into mems. hot baby hot. all-op-tik-al
from digital :
to: amar thing: you travelled all over and did exciting stuff! yay! I just now (1/27) realized you signed my livejournal. crazy stuff has been happening from before christmas till now. we'll have to aim or lj or email jeff at spof dot net or something. we must talk! lei+i should go up to santa cruz and then SF and visit everyone cool and we should all run around and hippieflip in the forest or something ridiculous and have visions in order to formulate the battle plan. from: jeff
from hijinks :
Hey, the next/previous thing was bugging me too so after a lot of help, am an html idiot, they are there. Who says I don't listen to feedback?
from gigabit :
hey brain, I refuse to be a dead dot-com. it's 'gigabit', not 'gigabeat'. but you know what? thanks for the linky. I'm certain I will get floods of readers now!! what do you say we both have a newyearsresolution to send one funny list to mcsweeney's that we objectively think is probably as funny as at least one of the lists that they post every monday. and then we will of course console each other when none of them get posted. or congratulate each other! or congratulate the other and try not to feel jealous. I was just considering it. this note is getting long. STOP
from lemonaide :
your postcard made my day approximately ten times better. thank you very very much. if michigan was a mitten, portage would be in the bottom left corner. as a matter of fact, if michigan was a state it would be in the bottom left corner too. i hope you are having many adventures!
from mudgirl :
I'm putting this in all my christmas cards. Nice sentiments. "this is a good time in my life and i think the chance of getting eaten by wolves is slim. i want to fall in love with a person, but in the meantime iīm in love with the world. put that on a hallmark card and see you in 5 days"
from lemonaide :
mi direccionamiento es sarah van eck, 518 woods end, portage michigan, 49002. cuŠl es el tuyo? and what is the WHIP?
from angichau :
pai! you left me a message - yay! so now i will also leave you one too... THIS POSTING HAS BEEN DELETED BY CRAIGSLIST. oops. i guess my message was too racy. too bad. :D
from mccullen :
happy hundred entries! estoy contento a oir que estas se divertiendo. y sobre el agua...no beba esa mierda, nigga!
from lemonaide :
id love to exchange mixtapes sometime
from lemonaide :
ive always wanted to live in a museum too. i hope youve read from the mixed up files of mrs basil e frankweiler cos thats the essential book for a want-to-live-in-museumer such as yourself. i hope things with a. are better these days..
from mccullen :
1.remove heaphones, greet roommate
2.put beer in fridge
3.take whiz
4.doff shoulder bag, remove homework
5.do homework
6.get beer from fridge, drink beer
7.get freaky with interweb porn.

sequential order: 2,6,7,1. sad.
from s-b-k :
i actually read through that reeeeely long entry of yours. brazil: i agree. used to show first in a double-feature with blade runner every year at an art house in boston. only reason i ever got all the way through it. c64: as in commodore 64? who's the geek here, i still have mine. like not in storage. speaking of geeks, the word for bus stop is "biūstŲū" but you probably got the vernacular which is bound to involve more syllables and more characters that won't show up here. doesn't matter though, because you know what a glottal click is!
from mudgirl :
Glad I could be of assistance on your last day of work. Nothing brings closure to things quite like a dildo story. You're leaving the country soon right? Have a marvelous trip.
from shesajar :
thanks for making me a favorite diary... mostly because it it let me read yours. umm...anytime you need a not so major organ, let me know i got a few.
from stopbreathin :
selling empty
from nicolio :
I just wanted to read some of your diary since you are one of the wonderful few who listed LA confidential as a fav. movie. YAY! I just watched it again three nights ago. My favorite part is when... well nevermind. Anyway, your last entry made me laugh really hard, so I will have to remember to come back and read when you update. Take care! =)
from windupbird :
present: make a box.

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