30 July 2008
realize that one of the openers was Ace Ender who started The Early
November, another band I enjoyed.
Ace Ender did a fantastic job pulling I'm the crowd. It's remarkable
how many concerts I go to that are like that!
Needless to see I enjoyed the dancing and moving even in the
ridiculously hot venue.
The crowd was good, and the show was awesome. I would totally see them
27 July 2008
They got rowdy, broke Dane's furniture and downed all his alcohol.
We managed to snap a whole ton of photos showing the amazing time we
Excited for bed. More excited for brunch and to see Lolly tomorrow.
25 July 2008
Shaimus is opening for Scot Fisher at Cafe Boogaloo.
The crowd us rowdy, the drinks are flowing and Cam's mom and aunt are
in the house!
I just had the pleasure of meeting Janis tonight who is a friend of a
friend. She drives a Vespa and is really fun.
Since I'm the DD I get the distinct pleasure of watching the drinkers
Kevin also came tonight. I'm a big fan. He's heading back to the east
coast soon but we're expecting him back. We need him back. Come back
Claire and co got us a prime table because we are with the band. We're
chatting it up as the music plays.
Wishing you were here!
21 July 2008
17 July 2008
Batman at the Cinerama.
Now I find myself waiting in line with a motley assortment of
characters and hobos.
What exactly does that say about me? Who cares?! I'm seeing Dark
Knight before everyone else on one of the best theaters in the country!
Danny, you rock!
15 July 2008
some long time friends. The weather was divine, the meal was
succulent, and the company was unparalleled. There were great
childhood stories and secrets revealed, jokes and laughters galore,
and new friendships forged.
One upside of attendance by such interestingly diverse and inspiring
individuals is the ease with which great quotes come forth. A
sampling is included below for your enjoyment.
- I just want to own a monkey.
- Having a mullet means you are either a redneck or European.
- If you want to judge the fudge, go with the pudge.
When it comes right down to it, I'm just blessed beyond all belief and
I most humbly thank my Creator for I am fearfully and wonderfully
After dinner we made s'mores. Yummy! After s'mores we went to
celebrate with Ellen for her 21st birthday at the Irish Emigrant in
the University District. The bartender was really fun and the karaoke
was a blast. Of course watching Danny string things up with the Statue
of Liberty was quite the treat too.
On the way home, I listened to Kate Rusby and Joshua Radin as I drove
the bridge and enjoyed the moon shadows on the water. How much
goodness is one selfish sinner alloted? Evidently there are no bounds
to grace because I received a full measure of merriment many times
over this day. Now to sleep perchance to dream...
11 July 2008
Specifically about my lifestyle choices. The most common implied criticism I face almost daily is about choosing to work a job that doesn't match my "qualifications". As if somehow taking a position that makes me happy and doesn't require that I over exert myself is offensive othose people who unfortunately have made themselves slaves to one particular grindstone or another.
How many movies are there where the wise old coot tells the ambitious youngster to just do whatever makes him happy? Haven't we all heard the story of the businessman and the Mexican fisherman?
In the end, I had to just internally give people permission to say whatever they're going to say and just file it into the bit bucket. After all, they will anyway, best to just embrace it.
So now it's back to a job I enjoy that might well be beneath me. I'm happy to let others take advantage as long as I can continue to enjoy the kind of lifestyle to which I've become accustomed.
You guys get out there and grab the bull by the horns. I'm happy to be a spectator shouting Ole!
07 July 2008
As the dishes cooled I took some reading out on the deck to watch the sun going down.
It's been quite some time since I've been able to devote energy into solid blog posts. With the sunsets and the water and the quietness, I probably will continue slacking.