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May 11th, 2008
06:08 pm

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I haven't posted in a long ass time. Anyhow, we had our second child monday before last (the 28th). Her name is Iris Clementine. She's rad. She's so SO much easier to take care of than Cooper was at this age. That's all for now.

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March 12th, 2008
01:37 pm

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This is kind of a long shot but does anyone have a PS3 Rock Band Guitar controller that they'd be willing to part with for Friday evening? I'm hosting one of my little brother's bachelor party and we will have rock band but the extra guitar controllers apparently aren't available until April 4th. I'll buy you beer.

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February 5th, 2008
03:04 am

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If you haven't done so yet you should check out the You Suck At Photoshop videos. These ever hilarious and pretty informative at the same time. I know I learned something. But then again, I suck at Photoshop (and use Gimp).

Why am I still awake? And why am I fast approaching drunk? The world may never know.

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January 12th, 2008
02:19 am

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Damien Rice
So I'm sitting here listening to music and trying to figure out asp caching and the album I was listening to via Rhapsody ended (She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge). I went back to my custom page that shows recommendations ("My Rhapsody") page to see what Rhapsody was suggesting for me tonight and it was suggesting Damien Rice's new album. Instead I decided to listen to his Live From Union Chapel recording.

I've really liked Damien Rice for a long time now and while I don't listen to his stuff nearly as much as I used to I still really like it. It's so amazing how music can transport you to a different place. All of a sudden I'm thinking about my old apartment on Queen Anne where I lived during a rather difficult period. I listened to his O album a lot during that period. It's amazing how much my life has changed and how easy it is to forget about things in the past.

What I'd guess was around that time I saw Damien Rice in concert for the first time and I don't think he'd gotten a whole lot of attention in the US yet at that point. I saw him at The Paramount and I remember being amazed with the fact that even though I was sitting up in one of the first few rows in the balcony that I could hear everything and it was a really intimate experience. That was easily one of the best shows I've ever been to.

Fast forward to a while back when I picked up tickets to see him at an Earth Day show that The Mountain put on. This was right around the time that 9 came out and it seems like he was getting a fair amount of airplay. It was at Benaroya Hall and while the venue was great and the sound was great it was one of the worst concert experiences I have ever had. This was in no way due to the performance (which was great) but instead was due entirely to the audience. It seems that as his popularity had grown the maturity level of his fans had decreased to the point where people where yelling about how much of a "sexy bitch" he was between songs and stupid teenage girls were answering phone calls during the show to talk to their mom or something. I left the concert pissed off and frustrated that they'd ruined that experience for me.

Moral of this story: If you're going to a show that will be mellow and you'll be able to hear everything turn your fucking phone off. Especially when they ask you to before the show. Also, don't yell out random bullshit during the show because you're an attention whore or clap off beat during songs, especially when no one if clapping. Thank you and good night.

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December 12th, 2007
04:15 pm

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This morning my mom came over to watch Cooper so Holli and I could go finish up some Christmas shopping without having to haul him around everywhere with us (which sometimes makes simple things take exponentially longer). We went downtown and my shopping only took about an hour. Holli had more shopping to do without me so I met up with some of my old coworkers for lunch.

Over lunch discussion what is quite possibly one of the greatest inventions since the internal combustion engine came up. I almost cried out of joy. I get a euphoric feeling just thinking about the possibilities. This wondrous invention that may very well change my life is none other than Bacon Salt. That's right, Bacon Salt. Why the hell didn't I think of this first?

Edited: They're from Seattle! And you can get Bacon Salt at QFC! And there's an LJ Community. I'm overwhelmed with joy. And work. Back to that.

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December 11th, 2007
03:05 pm

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I went up to check on Holli and Cooper and Holli is cleaning up upstairs. She asked me to throw out some old burlap coffee bags we got a while back that we had intended to do something with and never got around to. Does anyone know where I can find some kittens, a few bricks, and a large body of water?

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November 26th, 2007
09:17 pm

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Oh man, busy busy busy (and avoiding work right now). Here's a bullet point list:

- We're expecting kidlet #2 around the end of April. We're having a girl. I'm both thrilled and terrified all at once.
- I plan on spending a chunk of May with a bag of frozen green beans on my groin.
- I bought Holli a Flip for our anniversary. And it rules.
- We bought me a proper skateboard for our anniversary (which is actually tomorrow, what's with these early anniversary presents?). I haven't killed myself yet. I also can't really do much beside ride around and carve a bit. I bought a little chunk of rubber like checkers at grocery stores stand on that I'm using to try to learn to Ollie.
- Over the weekend Holli's step-dad and I built a steel arbor to go over our gate and keep the fence from leaning in under the weight of the gate. I'd never cut steel pipe or welded before. Learn something new every day.
- I'm crazy CRAZY busy and will be for the immediate future.

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October 3rd, 2007
10:51 am

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FYI, Mike Doughty tickets for the Seattle date on his next tour are on sale now. He's playing smaller venues this tour (in this case, The Triple Door) than his last so tickets have been selling out fairly fast for his East Coast dates. The Seattle show went on sale last night.

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September 25th, 2007
04:08 pm

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Damn, I haven't posted since July. I'm totally slacking. Oh well.

Who wants to hook me up with cheap software from MS? I'm trying to get my hands on Office 2007 and Visual Studio 2005.

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July 25th, 2007
11:01 am

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Last night I had a fairly traumatic experience. I was heading out to a geek-fest and was getting all spiffied up. I went to put on my green slacks that I've had for a long time and they no longer fit. I had to suck in my gut to get the top button buttoned. I have never NEVER had to get rid of a pair of pants because the waist no longer fit. Those are now my target/skinny pants.

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