Archive for February, 2007

a story about knives

I used to read National Geographic when I was a kid, and there was this entire episode about the atomic bomb, and how they work. I read about how they split the atom, and how it causes a reaction, which causes the explosion (in the simplest of terms).

I was also really into knives, and using my Dad’s sharpening stone because it contained DIAMOND dust. I always thought “let’s collect the diamond dust and mash it into a diamond and be rich, dad!” but he informed me that it doesn’t really work that way.

So I was sharpening my pocketknife one day, and I stopped dead in my tracks. “Not TOO sharp” I thought. Because I could swing it in the air JUST RIGHT and accidentally split an atom, causing not only my destruction but the destruction of the entire world.

That’s when the nuclear war nightmares started. I was a dumb kid.


February 28, 2007 at 9:54 pm

on the first bus out of town

I know it’s not technically summer, or even spring yet.. but it’s so cold! I wanted to go on Manhattan Beach Memory Adventure this weekend, but not if the wind is blowing me upside down! Ooops.. nevermind.. I just check the weather and it is back to the 70’s this weekend.

Tomorrow I get a new digital camera (if I find one I like). I also pay off the rest of my credit card! (Does dance) .

Back to the Manhattan Beach Memory Adventure.. my Mom and Dad grew up in Manhattan beach, which is just south of here. It is very nice there, and I used to visit my grandparents there all the time. I loved it, and I always wanted to live there on the beach instead of in the forest. Now that I am older and wiser (ha) I can appreciate both. But I wanted to go take some pictures of my parent’s old houses and schools, etc. I don’t know if they’ll ever visit me while I live in Los Angeles, so I figure some great pictures would be nice.

Hmmm.. what else? I listened to SO MUCH PAVEMENT today at work. I also ate at Sharkeys (in Manhattan Beach) for lunch.. delicious fish tacos! I want 700 more! I seriously can’t wait for summer and more beach. Swimming! (Two weekends ago doesn’t count.)

Anything else? Hmm.. anything else? Nope!

February 28, 2007 at 1:49 am

February 27, 2007 at 5:58 am

February 27, 2007 at 5:57 am

that andy rooney…

…always complainin’ bout somethin’!

February 27, 2007 at 4:31 am

i never asked for the truth (but you owe that to me)

Oh man… sweet sorrow and stuff! I went record shopping after work, and stopped by my old place o’ employment Second Spin to get some CDs. The manager is leaving, and he’s afraid some hardass is going to come in there. Lndsey is working at a tattoo shop, so she won’t be working there in a few weeks, and I can’t see Joyce sticking around if some asshole manages the store. My friends! My special deals! I hope they both don’t disappear – the trip to Hollywood is a long (but fun) ride.

Here’s what I got!

Pavement – Wowee Zowee Sordid Sentinels Edition – finally!
Gay Dad – Leisure Noise (only 2 dollarz!)
The Pixies at the BBC – Did you know, this is the only Pixies album I’ve EVER owned? For reals.

I almost picked up the John Spencer Blues Explosion album with “Bellbottoms” on it, but I decided to leave that album securely planted in my memories. Of when I was 23. And I lived in Portland.

Soon.. a love letter to Portland.

I’m drinking “Rolling Rock,” only because my Grandpa used to drink it, and I listened to an interview with Robert Pollard and he’s like “sometimes we drink Rolling Rock, and boy.. then we get in trouble” and I was like “OH YEAH! Rolling Rock!” I just like the bottles.

August = the best month of the year! Why? I don’t know.. but I decided it a while ago. It’s so mellow and wonderful, warm and calm. I love August!

February 27, 2007 at 3:36 am 3 comments

Tattle Tale!

I just realized that everytime I go out, and there is a camera, I am wearing the same color shirt. Weird.

“Roger’s Exciting Tattle Tale Room” is awesome. There are a lot of small details that I don’t remember.. but they were awesome?

That’s enough typing for now.

February 25, 2007 at 9:13 pm 2 comments

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