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October 10, 2007

To be loosed

Let me start off by saying that Greg Gillis (Girl Talk) and Dan Deacon both look older than they really are.

Rae, Mandie and I visited Tom in Iowa City last weekend. Eric, Kathryn, Joel, Matt and Nick made the "Tom's Friends Force" total nine so he'd look cool with so many friends to show off to his Iowa City friends. Sadly, we hardly met them. But we did eat lots of vegan food, walk around, sweat, witness Rae get the worst service, find awesome polaroids (scan them, Mandie!) and saw Dan Deacon & Girl Talk close out their tour.

While waiting in line for the show some drunk dude in a Grant Hill US Olympics jersey told me that Dan Deacon might not be performing since he's sick. He pulled out his phone and told me to call Mr. Deacon and beg him to perform. I thought the guy wanted me to use his phone so I grabbed it and hit "Send". He quickly grabbed it back and said, "No! I already called him. Use your phone." After I copied the number into my phone I asked him how he got it. "I work at the radio station and interviewed him and Girl Talk earlier." I could hardly hear Dan Deacon's voicemail but left a business-sounding message pleading him to come and entertain us all tonight.

Twenty minutes later, still in line, I ask the guy if I can have Greg Gillis's number. He laughed and said, "No way man. I'll give you the first 4 digits of Dan Deacon's, though." I informed him that he already gave the number to me and he just looked drunk. We eventually got in, got drinks and went into the crowd during Deacon's set where he asked us to back up against the walls and watch people run around, giving high-fives as they passed. Girl Talk played, we sweat, I slipped about as everyone's sweat and beer covered the floor (and the walls, and the ceilings) making walking in sandals impossible and cover my bare feet in grime (still not clean!).

Most of us hung in the back. Nick was in the front and Tom wanted to talk to him so I volunteered to go get him. When I saw him I kept dancing and eventually crowded to the front and finally climbed on stage. I danced around for about 10 minutes, patted Greg on the back and got off stage, making my way back to the group. Rae and I went up to the front near the end and, naturally, danced more. I also got a picture

After the show Mandie tried to get Dan and Greg to come party with us- after they commented on how much they loved our face paint (Tom, scan those polaroids!). I told Dan Deacon about the drunk guy giving out his phone number and he explained that he doesn't listen to his voicemail, wouldn't hear my call, etc. Can't blame him.

We stopped at the Welcome Center on I-94 in Michigan and I found this absolutely insane business card. There are too many things to comment on. You start. And apparently this guy has bumper stickers.


October 13, 2007

Versatile or Video disc?

I wasn't inspired by this

when I noticed this


but I'm glad they both appeared in my life within 12 hours of each other.

Seriously. This

looks like a face. A muppet or something. Looking to the left I think. Anthropomorphism marches on.

October 21, 2007

People-talk

Last night at Seth's Halloween party while I was dressed terribly as "Demi Moore from Ghost" some of Seth's neighbors were on his porch drinking and talking to us.

Girl: You're bent, right?
Me: Excuse me? No.
Girl: Drunk? You're not drunk?
Me: Oh, well. A little, yeah. I thought you were using it in the English, err the UK, sense of the term.
Girl: We don't speak English. We speak Ebonics.
Me: No, sorry, what I meant was...
Girl: We speak Niggalish.

October 30, 2007

Hint: it's a fruit

I finally got a call with an offer to do substitute teaching. I was with my parents and noticed a missed call from an 800 number. I dialed it and it asked for a "PIN number". I was confused and googled the number. I saw a few .k12.mi.us addresses and realized it was the subbing company. I didn't have my "PIN number" online as it's on my own computer. I have until Wednesday to send in $25 for a substitute teaching certificate- another charge the company neglected to tell me at the orientation- and thought that maybe I would do just this one job but no more since I'll be working at the mall (and not talking about it) soon.

I got the calls for a few hours and then nothing. I went, got my PIN to the site and did a search for jobs but found none. I figured the offer was expired. I found this to be false at 6:15 this morning and just hung up on the call.

Forget subbing man. Those jerks jerked me around and that's why I call them jerks.

While at Meijer with Rae last night I stumbled upon this

An exclusive Swiss formula made with Green Tea extract, provides a cool feeling while our moisturizers and gentle cleansers wipe away dirt build up and the natural oil that secretes from the pores on the head. Head Wipes provide a clean and fresh feeling. Use Head Wipes anytime, anyplace. 16 individual wipes per box.

I'm glad that bald men, or guyz, are proud of their baldness and have personal care products just for them. It's a big eff you to the "Just for Men" guys dying their hair to fit in. Bald guyz are proud of what they have (left).

Love your bald brothers.

New Yorker blurb about Curb Your Enthusiasm being used in therapy for schizophrenic patients.

As the patients watched David flub situation after situation, they laughed, and they willingly discussed with Roberts how they might behave in the same circumstances. "That bald man made a mountain out of a molehill!" one woman called out during a session.

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