Friday, August 26, 2005

Friday Five

From the Friday Five:

1. List five people and a song that reminds you of them or that you think best describes them (list the person's name, the song title, and the song's artist).

Heather Greenlee, Running Up That Hill, Kate Bush
Rebecca English, My Sister, Juliana Hatfield
My Parents, Tiny Bubbles, Don Ho
Jason Young, Flood (The whole album), They Might Be Giants
Michelle McCammon, Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin

2. What would your life's soundtrack be?

Probably just the sound of the Posies and REM in the background.

3. Which would you prefer: to live somewhere that is hot or to live somewhere that is cold year-round? Why?

Cold. I know this because every summer that I've lived in the South all I can think about is moving to Alaska. I never get used to it. I hate the heat and humidity.

4. Suppose you had twins, a boy and a girl. What names would you give and why?
Kaelie and Liam. I just like those names.

5. What's a quote/lyric that describes you right now?

No clue. But my last fortune from a cookie said, "You are about to embark on a most delightful journey". ;)

From FridayFiver

1. Link to your local news source:


2. Link to your favorite dessert:


3. Link to a band that you despise:


4. Link us to a good book:

The Devil in the White City

5. Link to your favorite Muppet frog:


Monday, August 22, 2005


At the recommendation of Robust McManlyPants I recently read Lev Grossman's Codex. I have to admit that I haven't been reading much lately, though I'm not sure why. I have a huge reading list to get through, but lately I've just not getting interested by much. Since I had enjoyed a previous recomendation of The Devil in the White City, I figured it was worth a read.

Now that I've finished the book, my feelings are kind of mixed. I love the idea of this book. It's a great story. And for the most part it's executed well. However, when I got to the end, I had to go back twice to reread the last chapter because I thought I had missed something. I reread it again, nope, I didn't miss anything. It's a sloppy ending. My other complaint is that I really despised our main character (and several other major characters, fwiw), because he was an idiot and I kept wanting to scream at him.

That being said, I can't say that I didn't enjoy this book. I love books and video games, and a mystery involving them both is an intriguing read. I'd have to say on this one that it's worth a read, however, be prepared to be disappointed.

My two cents.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Another Friday Five, on Sunday

1. Name someone dead who you'd like to have drinks with?

Charles Bukowski

2. What's your favorite scary movie?

Silence of the Lambs is my favorite, however scary movies in general are my favorite, so I like a lot of them. Even the really, really bad. I watched Leprechaun 5: In the Hood, remember?. Right now I'm really into zombies.

3. After you've passed away, who will say the nicest things about you?

I have no idea.

4. What did you think of Peter Jennings?

I didn't think about him a whole lot. He was the news program my dad watched when I was growing up, so I've seen a lot of Peter Jennings. He was Canadian.

5. Name a Grateful Dead song?

Casey Jones

The Connell's

Went to see the Connells last night in the parking lot of Sammy's. It's kind of funny, I've seen them play probably more than any other band (other than maybe the Posies), and even though they are a Raleigh band, I've not seen them since I moved down here in 99.

I also realized that I had not purchased a Connell's album in probably 10 years either, so I wasn't sure how much of the music I was actually going to know.

I was in luck, as I knew about 70% of the songs they played, including my two favorties from "Ring". The show was probably the smallest I've been to, though it was hotter than hades in the parking lot (yesterday was supposed to get to high 90's) and my hair and clothes were soaked through with sweat by the end.

Short show, but fun.

Friday, August 19, 2005

First Entry

After the explosion on b.'s pivot blog, and watching her spend the evening setting up her new blog, I've decided to dick around with this blogger site and see how that goes and if I'm inspired to post more. Right now I'm still kind of figuring things out so I'm mostly just messing around for the moment. We'll see what happens.

So I'll start this thing out the easy way with The Friday Five:

1. What if any instrument do you play?
Piano, clarinet, and a little flute.

2. If you could choose to play any instrument what would it be?
Something completely different than I know like a harp or violin.

3. If you were in a band, what would your band's name be?
Spork? I have no idea.

4. What type of music would your band play?
We'd be an 80's cover band. Oh yeah.

5. Would you continue to be good for years to come, or would you and your band end up in Branson playing for busloads of elderly?
Doesn't every band eventually end up there?

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