Monday, July 28, 2008

easy now, tummy, take it easy

maybe i am getting somewhat older...
the bottle of '06 Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Zifandel was fantastic, and the four double bourbons after it were also excellent, after i discovered that one little icecube really really opens up the flavour. unfortunately, i'm not in the best of condition this morning.
mrph. blrghgr.

Friday, July 25, 2008

so worth it!

see? i'm not alone after all. *sigh*

Friday, July 18, 2008

in other other news

i swear to God, an original 60's hippie offered to sell me acid while i was walking at the corner of HAIGHT AND FUCKING ASHBURY!!!!

yessuh, i love SF.


not sure if i'll actually succeed in relocating, but i can at least take solace in the fact that i should be down there fairly regularly starting in the near future. in other more amusinig news,

What Kind of a Western Bad-Ass are You?
created with
You scored as Clint Eastwood

Names aren't important as you dish out steaming bowls of piping hot brutality to your enemies. You also enjoy a good spaghetti dinner once in a while.

Clint Eastwood


Charles Bronson


Lee Marvin


Lee Van Cleef


John Wayne


wtf? jet lag?

that has never happened to me before. very strange...

in other news, the meeting went as well as can be expected, the LA meeting was no better than "ok", but the personal side? what a wonderful time!
Al and the Elf were wonderful hosts, and we had a most excellent time. SF is a good city. LA is fucking spectacular, Oakland is a place i could live in, and United Airlines is added to my boycott list.

also, i made a wicked cool personal observation, replete with the self-improvement stuff and personal growth possibilities.
it involves pride, fulfillment, and joy.

i'd move to California tomorrow if the opportunity presented itself. therefore, ergo, hence, and thus, i'm going to see what can be done about coaxing that shy little opportunity out from under the bed.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

my own little

i just wanted to remember the lunacy of this conversation. i'm leaving for San Fransisco and LA tomorrow, and this is the conversation between me and my buddo:

me: sigh
Alan: yeah
Sent at 3:21 PM on Thursday
me: so, where are we eating tomorrow night? any of your friends joining us? will we get to meet the governor? that would be just awesome.
Sent at 3:30 PM on Thursday
me: make it so.
ooh! and i'd like to hang out with Robin Williams a little bit. then maybe we can go eat at Bob Saget's house with those annoying twins. you better tell John Stamos to stay the fuck away from Ali.
Sent at 3:33 PM on Thursday
Alan: I think I can get Robin Williams home address, but he might be in rehab. I can show you the row of houses they used for the Bob Saget house
Sent at 3:35 PM on Thursday
me: Ooh, rehab for what?
i wonder how much the Bob Saget houses are worth...if memory serves, they are beautiful townhouses located in front of a big park.
Sent at 3:46 PM on Thursday
Alan: It's called postcard row.
If one became available, it would be in the two to three million dollar range
and williams says he started drinking again last year.
me: good for him!
he should get back on the blow too, maybe do some funny standup again...
Sent at 3:52 PM on Thursday
Alan: I'd say let's go to alcatraz, but that involves the wharf
me: ooh! Alcatraz! I get to be the birdman!
wanna go wanna go wanna go
unless it's retardedly expensive like the CN tower elevator
Alan: it's not so much the expense, it's that it sells out
me: they sell out a prison?
Alan: oh, and while it's supposed to be warm this weekend, bring sweaters just in case.
me: sure.
how much is it to visit the prison?
never mind all of that!
we HAVE to go visit starfleet. for the love of all things holy!
Alan: earliest available tickets Tuesday
me: awesome!
Alan: you come get me, we'll head out to the presidio, you can walk around and say "new-clear wessels" and we'll get dinner out there
and then we can visit starfleet
and hopefully a probe will visit earth at the same moment
and we can go eat pizza with shatner
and he'll take us to the future with him in a bird of prey
which he'll then let me keep
this trip is so gonna ROCK!
Alan: lol
me: i call Captain!
you, dear Al, can choose to either be the helmsman or cantankerous engineer.
i'd suggest engineering, what with your scottish upbringing and all...
Sent at 3:59 PM on Thursday
Alan: too much math
me: it's a klingon ship, man. there's no math. there's only hitting the cranky piece of hardware with a spanner.
Alan: well... you have poing.
er point
me: you too, dear sir, have poing
where do you want to go eat tomorrow night? will your friend the interior decorator from Beetlejuice be there?
Alan: I could gather some of the troops.
anything you're not eating?
me: shellfish, y'know, crab, shrimp, lobster, scampi, Cthulhu, Deep Ones, etc...
Alan: I remember that
me: excellent.
rice-a-roni. mmmmmm.
Alan: never had it
me: don't even know what it is meself...
ooh! we could eat an old hippie!
Alan: flavoured rice with vermicelli noodles.
me: rice with noodles?
Sent at 4:11 PM on Thursday
Alan: yeah
me: you suppose that cool looking dude is still the president of starfleet? he seems nice.
Alan: you're insane.
me: Agh! sorry, i meant UFP.
my mistake.
Alan: he's retired
me: Hello! Ve arrre lookink forrr de nucle-a-rrr wessels located at alameda. Ah-La-Meee-Dah.
Alan: When I was in New York, I watched a documentary called "How William Shatner Changed the World"
Alameda is the Laval to Oakland.
Alameda scares me.
me: And Sirrr, Eets de Enterprise!
Sent at 4:17 PM on Thursday
me: We gotta go around saying "Double dumb-ass on you!" all weekend.
and use many "colorful metaphors".

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

gosh, i love this little robot

and in that outfit, i'm guessing so do a lot of other folk.

Monday, July 07, 2008


for this past weekend. well, 90% of it in any case. friday afternoon i had one of the most agreeable rounds of golf ever. i tried my best to rise to a challenge and for the most part succeeded. there were two holes where my score kind of exploded, but on a hole for hole/shot for shot basis i acquitted myself well. more to the point, i had an absolute blast. i played with a relatively new friend of mine who's a member at the club i'm aiming to join next year and my accountant who is an absolute riot on the course. we were paired up with an older solitary dude who also turned out to be quite fun. granted, our casual repartee tends to be infectious and doesn't lend itself well to a somber quiet round of golf. however, the two-beer-in-one-hand-while-guiding-my-pullcart trick tends to bring levity to the most serious of rounds. my friend was hi-larious, and we played as well as can be expected. afterwards, our lovely blonds came to meet us for dinner, where we talked away the evening.
i ran into my father and mother separately on the course as well, thus completing the busted alibis all around.
saturday morning we went to view a property and i think, thus far at least, that it was very positive. saturday late afternoon was a bbq in my honour as i will be on the left coast during my actual birthday next weekend...
sunday was, well, mostly nice.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

oh boy!

neat-o. can it be that cool semi-original and aesthetically pleasing films are actually still getting made? although maintaining the heavy sci-fi tradition of ridiculous elitist/unapprochable titles.

i'm eager, and very pleased that Ron Perlman appears to be a mega-geek of the functional sort, not the twitchy-laugh, furtive glance, timid as a mole type that i encounter so very very often.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


i should know today whether or not my record "two weeks without boarding an airplane" record of 2008 comes to an end...

i'll let you know the second i do, chief. i'd love to come down to hang so very much, but the looming retarded meeting on monday kind of poopulates (poop-u-lates: to fill with excrement) the trip a little bit. i'll know today or tomorrow if i have to chair this meeting or not.