I just road a bicycle through wine country. It was amazing.
More White People Problems
It’s really nice out, maybe the second or third sunny day in what seemed like a month of rain. Also, I just got paid. And now I want a bicycle. And yes, I’ve wanted a bicycle for awhile, specifically one with a holder for my Sigg water bottle and a cup rest for my coffee. And a lot of bikes in Santa Rosa are on sale now… really really cute ones (apparently these are...
I really want this movie to just show a bunch of sweaty sleep-deprived nerds yelling at each other in the final hours of a site launch.
Got this note today...
Dear Lizz, Could you please get your fucking glasses fixed? In return we will stop causing headaches that make you think a finger is poking your eye socket in. Also: less wrinkles! Love, Your Eyes
Computer off, peed, that’s a wrap all.
Moved to the TV couch. Where is everyone?
Everyone, Grandma’s home!
A Danzig Story
hellyeahfuckyeahshityeah: This Danzig tweet above is based on a true story. My pal Brendan, from @Filmdrunk’s podcast, knows Justin, the guy that runs @ShitMyDadSays, and he lives next to Danzig in Los Feliz. Here’s the story in chat form: Here’s a picture of said bricks. Here’s Danzig washing his Jaguar (Google Street View). I used to walk Oliver past Danzig’s house every...
This Week Is Filled With White People Problems And...
1. Glee was a rerun and I kind of planned my Tuesday around the show and it was ruined. And then I tried to watch Portlandia, but nothing new is On Demand since the baseball episode and for whatever reason I don’t have IFC and this sucks. Also, I don’t have BBC America, so I have to download new episodes of Being Human from Amazon and I don’t want to watch them on my computer....
Found a sunbeam, going to nap here for awhile.
The alarm went off? Time to drape myself over mommy so she can’t get up.
Back in bed!! Undercover snuggles!
Time to drink water!!
Time to pee!
Best North Bay Hikes For Dog Lovers « CBS San... →
Oliver is the lead picture. That stick? Still in my trunk because you don’t lose a stick like that. We’ve played with it three times in a row… which, for dog owners, is a really long stick life.
I have my own tag on CBS 5 - San Francisco!! →
Today I learned that while low-fat mayo is good and while vegan mayo is good, low-fat vegan mayo is fucking disgusting.
I Love Wikipedia: Victor of Aveyron (also The Wild... →
Victor of Aveyron (also The Wild Boy of Aveyron) was a feral child who apparently lived his entire childhood naked and alone in the woods before being found wandering the woods near Saint-Sernin-sur-Rance, France, in 1797. He was captured, but soon escaped, after being displayed in… Old time feral children are my favorite. I get into Wikipedia holes reading about them for hours and...
But do real small towns on the East Coast actually have Founders’ Festivals or is this just a plot device for TV shows?
Wine Country’s Best White Wines « CBS San... →
a conversation with my 17-year-old self
17-year-old me: what are you doing here?
me: checking in.
17-year-old me: about what?
me: to see if i'm on track.
17-year-old me: so things are bad?
me: not really. i just think you know what you want to do moreso than i do.
17-year-old me: what do i do?
me: you're kind of a journalist and kind of a web producer?
17-year-old me: what's a web producer?
me: you make web pages.
17-year-old me: like on AOL?
17-year-old me: do i get into carleton?
17-year-old me: iowa? ugh.
me: iowa sucks, but the people are really great... of course, if you talk to 16-year-old us any time soon, tell her to push history and writing and being a democrat in a place like brookfield in her college aps. also: take ap american history. and an art class. art's fun. and surprisingly useful.
17-year-old me: it's fluffy.
me: christ, you're uptight.
17-year-old me: what do i major in?
me: american studies.
17-year-old me: really? weird. anthropology maybe, but american studies? i don't know...
me: it's like anthropology but examines american culture. a lot less racist and not born out of imperialism. it's super fascinating. you'll love it.
17-year-old me: will you buy me some alcohol?
me: no. go smoke pot while it's still fun.
17-year-old me: you don't do that anymore?
me: nope. panic attacks.
17-year-old me: what the hell are those?
me: you'll find out. they're not fun. but remember: you're not dying.
17-year-old me: that sounds fucked up.
me: it is.
17-year-old me: so not a doctor? i kind of figured... and not an environmental lawyer?
me: nope. you'll hate the paperwork. i edited a legal site in new york and saved us a lot of money by realizing it's a terrible job.
17-year-old me: editing's fun.
me: it gets even more entertaining when you know what you're doing.
17-year-old me: i know what i'm doing.
me: no, not really.
17-year-old me: where did you go to grad school?
me: i haven't yet.
17-year-old me: you're a loser.
me: that's probably why i'm talking to you right now.
17-year-old me: do you still run?
me: i started again, but i like hiking better.
17-year-old me: how far?
me: 5 miles, sometimes 6.
17-year-old me: that's not bad for an old person. hiking? where do you live?
me: i'm not that old. california.
17-year-old me: aren't you afraid of earthquakes?
me: no. they're kind of rad. and you don't have to deal with snow and cold and the sadness.
17-year-old me: are you married?
17-year-old me: kids?
me: a dog. a yellow lab-beagle. you'll really like him.
17-year-old me: how much longer does sailor have?
me: awhile, but don't take him for granted. and write down all the cool shit he does so you don't forget. oh, here's some news: david just had a baby.
17-year-old me: on purpose?
me: yup. it's the future, remember?
17-year-old me: i think you should buy me peach schnapps. we're going to see matthew sweet later.
me: oh wow, i forgot about the schnapps thing. gross. actually that concert is awesome. hey, does this make me look fat?
17-year-old me: no. does this make me look fat?
me: nope. ok kid, i'll check in with you later. enjoy being hopeful.
17-year-old me: this is hopeful? dammit.
me: sorry. also: you *DO* have ADD and depression. you should fix that.
17-year-old me: running fixes that.
me: not forever.
17-year-old me: you're making me sad.
me: sorry. but thanks for reminding me that i'm smarter than you and you're kind of a twit.
17-year-old me: fuck off.
white people problems.
there’s a new show i’ve been watching. well, new to me. it’s called being human. i can only watch the bbc version because 1. it’s better and 2. that irish vampire is really good-looking. but season 3 isn’t on demand. this is ruining my evenings. RUINING THEM. i’m going back to work now.
Is there an emoticon for GAWD I WANT TO VOMIT? I...
Yeah, sorry buddy, I’m not an emoticon user (unless it’s required by work). Why don’t you just tell them to keep their ick indoors, in a dark room, where it doesn’t offend others? Or block them. Or look away. You could go Cathy and give them a classic ACK! Or better yet, create an image of Ackbar and Jeff from Life in Hell. It’s simple, passive aggressive and...
If the Internet and TV didn't exist, what would...
Mom? Oh, this is the question of the day. Fuck if I know, TV’s been around longer than anyone in my life right now. And the Internet has been pacifying me since the early 90s, maybe even late 80s. I used to think I wanted to be a research biologist, but then I realized I wanted to be a research biologist on TV. THIS IS A HORRIBLE QUESTION. NEVER SPEAK ILL OF TELEVISION AGAIN. ...
the rumors of my incarceration have been greatly...
so this actually happened to me today: first, the back story: i’m working on a site launch while i write freelance and search for a full-time gig after may or so… as well as a new place to live (city AND apartment). so i’m under a lot of stress. instead of eating or drinking it away, i’ve decided to try running again. (i used to be a fierce runner.) so far, it’s...