Sunday, August 27, 2006


everything's busy and stuff. I am a tournament Tetris player trying to fill in the holes constantly created in the structure, as pieces that don't fit get stacked on top continuously.

I am the abandoned videogamer, wannabe cartoonist, struggling songwriter, burgeoning journalist, accomplished (3-ball) juggler, disenchanted student, and off-and-on reader in us all.

(British writers, I assume from my reading of MOJO writer Pat Gilbert, do not use "and" before the last entry in lists.)

This time next year, I will most likely not be within 100 miles of here, but I can never be so sure.

Monday, August 14, 2006


So, I picked up the aformentioned Spoon reissues yesterday, then revisited the (awesome) Spoon website.

They have hi-fi streaming of a crapload of their songs, cool videos, and a great layout for their page.

But I only got needlessly excited when I spotted Britt Daniel playing a guitar looking very much like mine:


Friday, August 11, 2006


Customer service is balls.

You work for four months, smelling like awful 4 out of 7 days of the week, and get not one compliment (or raise, for that matter) from the management. But one (fat) lady with issues comes in, asks if you have an attitude, leaves, comes back a week later, complains to a manager about poor service when YOU DON'T EVEN SERVE/SEE HER (a co-worker serves her) and suddenly the store owner is back there talking to you about serving the customers and feeding you the crap that got fed to him by said fat (ugly) lady.

I got a free Slayer CD today. I guess I'll use that, even though it's not really that heavy (not ATDI heavy).

AND I just assigned four stories for SNAKES ON A PLANE for the Aug 24 issue of the FSView & Florida Flambeau.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

It has been decided.

The next guitar I buy will be at or under $50 and will be a 1/2 size, child's guitar.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Student-run college newspaper bought out by Gannett

With no effort on my part, I just became an employee of a major news corporation.

The local newspaper, the Tallahassee Democrat, just acquired the FSView & Florida Flambeau in a swarmy business deal.

The Democrat is owned by Gannett Company, Inc., which also happens to own, among other things, USA Today.

Swarmy, indeed.

But they say the pay will stay where it's at, and everything will be the same. I will still have "complete control," they say.




In other news, I just got a big resume booster.

(Maybe I can persuade someone up there to get me out to SXSW '07 now.)