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|Thursday, October 12th, 2006|
|everything is so different
I must say, I'm getting used to the quiet life. I live in a "neighborhood" now, as opposed to a "hood". No crackheads, no car crashes, no noise. I'm surrounded by straight white people. Everywhere. And they're breeding like bunnies! And even though the neighborhood is so peaceful and quiet that I may only pass one person on the way home from the bus, that one person will STILL not make eye contact or say hello when I pass them, as though it's NYC or something. Or maybe they're just scared. I know I can look pretty intimidating.
And then there's the rats. They run around in the vents late at night, disturbing my sleep and generally freaking me the hell out. So Mackie set out traps, and it's fallen to me to collect the coprses. One morning, I woke up to see a single rat turd on my end table by my bed. A message? Who knows. Hopefully they're not the rats if NIMH.
I want to go dancing this weekend. Derrick May and Z-trip are playing different venues on Friday. I'm leaning toward the latter of the two. And Krakt sounds interesting this month. Anyone going to any of those things, let me know.
|Wednesday, September 27th, 2006|
|moving day is at hand
I'm managing to hold it together at the surface, but I'm totally stressing out over the move. I'm not sure how much of it is the logistics of the move itself,and how much is me freaking out that I'm moving out of the Nerdhaus and into the boonies (North Queen Anne Hill). I'm really sad about leaving the house! It's been a great time there, and while I don't miss the crackheads sleeping in the bushes and crapping in the lawn, I will miss the experience overall.
Here's how tweaked-out my brain is: today I forgot my ATM PIN number, which has remained the same for TEN YEARS. I stood at the ATM machine trying combination after combination until it froze my card. I can't use it until tomorrow. So I had to change the number. And it's not like when you forget something and remember it later-- I still can't remember it. That information is no longer part of my brain. This is what happens when I stop smoking pot for just one week. Current Mood: stressed
|Friday, September 15th, 2006|
After 3+ months without an iPod (following the crash of my last one), I went and got a brand-new 30gb black video iPod. The new search feature is quite handy, and gapless playback is sweeeet! Finally I can listen to Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (among other things) seamlessly. It's pathetic, really, the grip Apple has on my balls regarding their products. But I did get the black iPod, which clearly defines me as as an individual.
Shopping is a feeling. Current Mood: content
|Monday, May 2nd, 2005|
|NERDHAUS NEEDS A ROOMMATE
Yes, Andy is moving out at the end of May, so Matt
D and I need a third person to share our awesome
house. Those of you who made it to the mustache pageant know the house, those who haven't... sorry you missed it, but to sum up, the house is very, very cool. The details are as follows:
ROOM FOR RENT
capitol hill/central district
$492/mo + utilities
1 room available
front & back yards
secluded outdoor patio
high speed dsl
on major bus routes (48, 43, 11, 8)
late 20s & early 30s
strong creative interests, including computers,
art, design, photography, filmmaking
20s or 30s
male or female
gay or straight
strong communication skills
that's the official "gist", anyway. please help us, we need a cool, preferably nerdy person by june 1, and we need to get the word out. tell your friends! the cool ones, anyway.
|Tuesday, March 8th, 2005|
|workin' for the man
this week begins my job working for the us passport agency. so far it's okay. just another drab office where everyone is fat, depressed, and antisocial. nothing i can't handle. i'm quite certain one of my co-workers, a large and obvious transsexual, has developed a crush on me-- i think it's because she saw me reading "middlesex." she's a struggling novelist as well, so i know she knows the book. the office environment makes for strange crushes, so in a couple of weeks we'll probably be hooking up. also, i won't be commenting in your ridiculous lj posts much, since i can't look at lj during the day-- i mean i can, but so can condi rice if i do, and i'm not sure how i feel about that. i'll still try to contribute to threads, but only after everyone else is done looking at them. which i guess means i can say whatever i want. also thanks to mxtx for recommending i get sushi at Kisaku in tanglewood on my date last weekend(boo-ya!). it was awesome. i highly recommend their "sushi meal m". Current Mood: devious
|Friday, March 4th, 2005|
so i have this date thing tonight(boo-ya!), and to make a long story short, i need recommendations of good sushi joints in fremont/wallingford/ballard. atonal
, anyone else... any suggestions? Current Mood: grateful
|Thursday, February 24th, 2005|
after 3 months, my govt background check has cleared, so i can start working for the passport agency. did i say FOR the passport agency? sorry, i meant FOR randstad temps, AT the passport agency. turns out they won't be taking me on as an actual employee, so the benes and vacation time they lured me into the position with was just smoke and mirrors, and i'm still a temp. also, the wage is lower than they promised. and yes, of course i'm taking it.
i need to ask a favor.
in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, i still believe that there is a job out there someone might consider hiring me to do that doesn't make me want to slit my wrists. does anyone know of anything? at all? i'm a smart guy, i'm sure i could be useful to somebody. but i really don't know how much more of this type of thing i can handle without going in-patient(and me without health insurance). Current Mood: depressed
|Friday, February 18th, 2005|
|i remember when there were parties
it seems so long ago. is there anything fun happening this weekend, or shall i just hang out with old toby all weekend and draw monkeys? though that actually sounds kinda fun... Current Mood: hyper
|Wednesday, February 16th, 2005|
|embarassing moment #3,487
this morning on the #8 to work i happened to look out the window and see a pigeon, perched on top of a streetlamp next to the rotating elephant car wash sign, trying to dance with it. it was imitating the sign by turning around and around. i laughed out loud, causing everyone on the bus to stare at me. "it's the pigeon... it's funny," i said, pointing to the bird who had, as you might have guessed, stopped spinning and was now just sitting there. how do you explain to a group of tired commuters that you're not the crazy guy on the bus? stand up and yell it? trust me, that doesn't work. Current Mood: amused
|Friday, February 4th, 2005|
jhonen vasquez is a guest at emerald city comicon! i'm going tomorrow! yay! Current Mood: excited