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Monday, October 17th, 2005
6:23 pm
Set list asylum 10/8/05
okay here it is...the set list for champagne socialism brunch last saturday. thanks to everyone who braved the monsoon weather and came out for some eggs and pancakes and tunes. the nice thing about doing things with svetlana is that everything gets recorded and turned into a photo narration.

Ex Models Love Japanese Style
Komeda Our Hospitality
Radio 4 Struggle
Wannadies Little by Little
Cornelius Smoke
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Svetlana Set 1:
Gorillaz “Feeling good”
Stevie Wonder “Superstition”
A-HA “Take on me”
Klymaxx “Meeting in the ladies room”
Lisa Lisa “I wonder if I take you home”
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Monday, October 3rd, 2005
10:29 pm
oh, arkansas
i love arkansas. it's this beautiful, serene place where i feel totally okay with doing nothing. i went down to hot springs with my dad in may, and then in august with a couple good friends. i love all of it. my dad's place on lake hamilton, the baths, the intense, overwhelming graciousness of my dad's friends, and even little rock.

i used to think it was nostalgia driving me to fantasize about moving down there, but i'm starting to think about it more and more. not for good, and not for the whole year, but maybe for a couple months out of the year. i don't have any friends in hot springs, but i don't think i'd need friends if i lived there.


photo by kim bentley

Current Mood: reflective
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
3:17 pm
I’m planning to go on a cache hunt in the near future. Has anyone ever been geocaching? I’m shopping around for a good GPS unit. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good GPS unit in the $100-$300 range? I’ve heard that a low-end GPS is sufficient for geocaching, but I’d like one that is good for use beyond a treasure hunt.

Current Mood: dorky
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
6:36 pm
asylum set list
thanks to everyone who came by for champagne socialism brunch at asylum today. here's the set list from my first set. i think i threw away the second set list. i can't believe i forgot to play bloc party, either.

Set List HereCollapse )

i wish i'd written down laura's songs too because they were great, but i forgot. she played some phoenix, chaos, and autolux -- three bands i'd never heard before. i don't remember the rest.

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
7:37 pm
sellin' out
last week i started working for corporate america in my job as a...uh...research analyst for a...uh...company that gathers information on commercial real estate. not bored yet? don't ask me what i do, i'm not sure just yet. thing is, i'm so much happier than i was when i was working for my last boss, who was satan. yes, the work is boring, but the health benefits are great and they do tuition reimbursement, which are the two most important qualities in a job for me right now.

many of you know by now about my crush on my urologist. he is now my ex-urologist. i will never see him again, but i have these fantasies where we meet up randomly at an unlikely place, which is anywhere because our paths will never cross unless i go back to him as a patient (which i won't -- i have better health care now so i'm going to see another doctor). i understand that all of this is kind of sick, but i can't help it! he's so young and nerdy (by my calculations, derived from clues he left about his residency and from googling him and using other standard stalking techniques, he can't be more than 34).

i got an A in my first geography course for my program.

i watched lilya 4-ever the other night. this is one of the saddest, most gut-wrenching movies i've ever seen. get it now on dvd and watch it.

going to hot springs this weekend and will be spending three days on a beautiful lake. every time i go down there i wonder how i'm going to fill my time, and then by the time i leave i realize there's too much that i want to do there and not enough time.

anyone else going to see pernice brothers on thursday night at jammin' java? what an odd place for them to play.

this new medicine i'm on makes me want to go to sleep at 9:30.

Current Mood: sleepy
Sunday, July 31st, 2005
11:35 pm
reader's choice 2005
number 1 reason to bother voting in the 2005 Washington Post Reader's Choice Awards: whitlow's on wilson must not win in any category.

first day working for the man tomorrow. i always spend the first month at any job in fear that my new employer hates me and is looking for an excuse to fire me. i'm usually fine after that. i just wish that i could skip over the first month and that tomorrow was the beginning of my second month.

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
11:58 pm
i-book G3s available for $50 each
this is for real. a school in richmond decided to switch from apple to dell, and is selling 1000 i-book computers on a first come, first serve basis. henrico county i-book sale
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
12:50 am
Supreme Court Nomination
i haven't updated in a while. i'm up late writing a journal article review for class, and i haven't any energy left to leave any thoughts of my own. instead i will quote some pithy ramblings from an anonymous source on the recent supreme court nomination:

"Based on my experience, I find him a very conservative, results-oriented judge who happens to be able enough to disguise his basically results-driven approach. By that I mean that he has strong biases and he will work very hard to manufacture a result that accords with those biases, albeit within the bounds of basic reason. Read more...Collapse )
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
9:14 am
nationals game
if you're going tonight, then take a walk and come say hi. i'll be with the texas jamisons, it'll be fun, you'll see. we're in section 520, row 18, high above home plate toward 3rd base. send a text if you're looking for me.

was anyone else at malcolm x park on monday during the fireworks? that was me sitting next to the group who burst into patriotic song every 10 minutes, arousing the ire of nearby white hipsters and black families. for a city park, malcolm x has awesome public bathrooms.

Current Mood: bemused
Wednesday, May 18th, 2005
11:28 pm
my friend cliff died last night. i'm devastated and i've been a space cadet all day. he was barely 40 and he died of a heart attack. i found out when i went in to work. in addition to being a generally awesome person, cliff was also my one-time boss, mentor and job-finder. he found my current job. his wife leila works at my organization, which is why i found out when i went in to work this morning.

this is the first time a friend of mine has died. it's just so....present. he's not my parent or grandparent, he's in my generation and he died of a heart attack.

main reason why this sucks: i miss my friend. i mean, i just saw him, and he was so healthy and saying "fuck" every tenth word like usual.

oh, and i'm going to miss the funeral this weekend because i'm going to be in arkansas on a lake reassembling my sanity.

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
12:17 pm
personal year in review
leigh did this on her live journal. i answered the questions and it was actually a nice way to get me thinking about the highlights and lowlights of my life in 2004.

2004 RecapCollapse )

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004
9:13 am
this will be my last time going to the polls in maryland. after 3 1/2 years of living in dc, i've cut the cord and i'm in the process (and believe me, it's a process) of switching over my residency from my dad's address (the house where i grew up) to mine.

this will also be my last time voting with matt garfinkle. since matt and i grew up a half mile away from each other in maryland, and neither of us switched residencies after we left home, we vote at the same elementary school. we always get breakfast at ihop and then hit the polls together. i can't believe that this is the last time for this tradition.

i can't believe that in 14 hours (hopefully) we will know our fate.

Current Mood: nervous
Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
12:29 am
my feet are freezing
i can already feel my clothes getting tighter since quitting 11 days ago. and to anyone who says "what's a few pounds considering how much healthier you'll be as a non-smoker," i want to say "why don't you gain weight along with me for support," or to someone who's never been a smoker, "please don't talk to me, even if you mean well." last time i quit i put on about 12 pounds, and didn't really lose it until i picked up smoking again 6 months later.

i'm starting to get nervous about starting the new job next week. this is the first job i've had since before i went back to school where i will be required to do more than just show up. i've had jobs with responsibility before, but that was a long time ago. for the last 3 years i've taken jobs where i'm told exactly what to do. there's something comforting in that type of employment. this thing came on kind of suddenly, and i didn't even apply for the job. my current bosses at the nea recommended me for a real, paying job in another department, and then told me basically that the job was mine if i wanted it. which is good because i probably wouldn't have applied. not yet on federal payroll (i'm a contractor, no benefits) for now.
Thursday, October 7th, 2004
11:48 pm
somehow i'm not a bitch
hey i just finished my first week of quitting smoking. for the upteenth time. who knows maybe it will stick this time.

next step: getting holier-than-thou with my smoker friends, as if i am somehow a better person. i will practice rolling my eyes, fake coughing, only dating non-smokers...

by the way i'm very, very suspicious of people who've never smoked. how does that happen?

Current Mood: detoxed
Friday, October 1st, 2004
2:42 pm
lindsay's tits
mean girls is quite possibly the best movie i've seen in months. i like this trend of early 90s electronic favorites making their way into mainstream culture a decade later. also to be noted: underworld's "rez" on an episode of "Alias" last season. okay that's all i got. does anyone else have a tv/movie reference in that vein?
Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
11:50 am
Friday, September 17th, 2004
11:33 pm
motion sickness
starting on tuesday of this past week, i began to get sick to my stomach every time i rode the metro. it's awful. now i have to commute to work on my bike rain or shine, since i work downtown and can't drive. i have no idea why, after 4 and a half years of riding metro, i'm suddenly getting queasy on a 10 minute ride. that's right, 10 minutes, cleveland park to metro center, and i can't stomach it. i'm hoping this passes. i take metro everywhere and i only drive my car when i have no other option.

i miss new york and my friends in brooklyn. i went up there 3 weekends ago and i can't get it out of my head that i need to live there before i turn 30, or at least before i turn 35. i used to think that i only wanted to move there if i was making a certain minimum amount of money. but a)that's probably not going to happen and b)brooklyn, which is what i think of when i think of new york city, is not any more expensive than dc, and i manage to make ends meet here.

fuck the pouring rain just started. hope it slows down by morning for the dc bike ride.

Current Mood: nauseated
Monday, September 13th, 2004
6:25 pm
dc bike ride
is anyone else riding in the washington area bicycle association bike ride this saturday? i'm assembling a team. so far there are four of us for sure. our uniforms are a decorated t-shirt/tube top with anti-bush slogans written on it with bubble pens and a tennis skirt. shaved legs are optional. the ride is either 12 miles (family ride, this part is blocked off from traffic) or 32 miles (includes the 12 mile family ride and then another 20 un-blocked-off-from-traffic miles). oh and it starts at 7:30am on a saturday, but it's seriously worthwhile.
Monday, August 23rd, 2004
2:18 pm
survey copied from leigh's entry
The \\
Last Cigarette:marlboro red
Last Alcoholic Drink:caffrey's and a shot of jack
Last Car Ride:my volvo to work
Last Kiss:rana silver when saying goodbye at mousetrap
Last Good Cry:granny's memorial service
Last Library Book:slaughterhouse 5 - vonnegut
Last book bought:a good man is hard to find - o'connor
Last Book Read:the new york trilogy - auster
Last Movie Seen in Theatres:hunting the president
Last Movie Rented:sealab 2021 and chappelle's show dvds from netflix
Last Cuss Word Uttered:cunt
Last Beverage Drank:coffee
Last Food Consumed:cereal with sliced bananas
Last Crush:you
Last Phone Call:heather
Last TV Show Watched:west wing rerun on abc last night
Last Time Showered:yesterday after swimming but before coffee with dad
Last Shoes Worn:burgundy sneakers
Last CD Played:dot allison "we are science"
Last Item Bought:white-out
Last Download:latest version of aim -- now i can go into stealth mode!
Last Annoyance:found out potential nooky has a gf
Last Disappointment:nad's leg wax doesn't work and i lost the receipt
Last Soda Drank:diet coke
Last Thing Written:diet coke
Last Key Used:e
Last Words Spoken:let's wait till lunch
Last Sleep:3am - 8:45am
Last Ice Cream Eaten:ben and jerry's half-baked pint split with heater
Last Chair Sat In:office chair
Last Webpage Visited:http://www.kwiz.biz/simplesurveys/do-survey.php


Current Mood: hungry
Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
4:54 pm
kensington, maryland
from the night that dennis, darcy and i were detained because the cop didn't like the looks of dennis


Current Mood: angry
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