Thanks! Things are better now since I started this blog, though other things are still a struggle. Sorry for the lack of updates lately.
Hey there, cats and kittens.
Don’t know if anyone’s still out there, but if you are, rest assured I’m still in here. :-)
You ever watch a really good magician perform an amazing, mind-boggling illusion that you can’t figure out for the life of you how it was done?
That’s how I feel watching ordinary people have conversations with strangers and acquaintances, and get stuff done without spending hours agonizing over how they look to others and fretting about doing and saying exactly the right things the right way.
It’s like magic. They do it so effortlessly that I know it’s got to be really simple, and yet it just looks impossible.
Waiter: And what would you like to drink?
Me: I’ll just have water with lime, please.
Waiter: Uh… You mean lemon, right?
Me: No. Lime, please.
I get the weirdest looks from people when I say I want lime instead of lemon! Lemon just makes it taste like Mr. Clean to me. I don’t even know.
“Look at all the limes in this goddamn [drink]! This fucking thing is tropical. Look at the limes, how they float. That’s good news. Next time I’m on a boat and it capsizes, I will reach for a lime. I’ll be waterskiing, without life preserver, people will say “What the fuck?” And I pull out a lime. I’m saved by the buoyancy of citrus.” —Mitch Hedberg
I thought being employed once again would make things a lot easier a lot more quickly. But overdue bills keep popping up like creatures from the deep.
Thanks to running out of money, the bill for our AT&T account is now more than double what it was when they suspended it—from nearly $400 to nearly $1000. It’s boggling.
My first paycheck is due in a couple of days, and I was looking forward to beginning to pay off that AT&T bill to get our mobiles working again. Now I’m wondering if it will be cheaper and quicker just to move to a competitor. At this point, I’m sure they’d prefer that anyway.
(by alex hornsby)
is this a synth? i need to believe this
Someone’s never seen a pipe organ before? :-)
The Beatles - Helter Skelter
I have heard this credited as the song that spawned the heavy metal genre.
Finally, some Meat Beat Manifesto. Couldn’t find the song I wanted via SoundCloud, so I had to go through Grooveshark. If you’re looking at this on your dashboard, you may have to click through below to reach the player widget. iPod/iPad/iTouch fans, sorry this is Flash, but Grooveshark gives me no choice.
I’m rediscovering the MBM in my collection. Ever hear them? They’re one of those bands that’s difficult to describe in terms of other bands. I think they are real trailblazers of the drum-and-bass and IDM genres, but even that description feels like unfairly pigeonholing them. I will have to find something SoundCloud-able by them.