Stayed out of the scrum
Got to the venue to see Conniption, a local band, playing already...at 7 pm, when I thought they were to play at 8. Eschewed whatever was left of the Black Dahlia Murder's set to watch those guys, as they're a fantastic band, hopefully slated fo... Read more
patience can be a virtuous flaming double edged sword
A tale from Monday: went to Popeye's for a bit of fried chicken. Got there and was seduced by the idea of crawfish instead, so I ordered that. It wasn't ready, so I grabbed a seat, chatting with the girl behind the counter. Didn't have any timel... Read more
the kids beat me up
Went to a concert last night and decided to get in on the crowd action rather than watching from the wings or balcony...now, the bands playing included Hatebreed, In Flames and Lamb of God, so the point of getting into the crowd was, in addition... Read more
One problem with using the site on a phone...
...and infrequently at that, is the possibility that a typo might slip past you for a few days. Like the one where I apparently managed to rack up a thousand fitness minutes in the first four days of the month. Yes, I did a lot of walking over t... Read more
Heck of a night
Ended up going to the local Dem watch party, aka Tammy Baldwin’s victory rally. Not that we were nearly as confident of that as we were that President would carry Wisconsin. As we wrapped up making phone calls all the way up to the 8 PM deadline... Read more
I picked sleep over Springsteen this morning
The President was in Madison this morning to start the last day before election day, with Bruce Springsteen along to warm up the crowd. I was definitely warm, but that was because upon waking at 5 AM, I rolled back over and went to sleep.
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well if I'd known Al Franken was going to be there...
Spent all Saturday afternoon knocking on doors, participating in the get out the vote operations. Got to meet the guy who'll be the next Congressman from this district....but if only I'd volunteered for the 9 am shift rather than the noon shift.... Read more
can't sleep, clowns will eat me
Well, can't sleep, anyway. Clowns can go...never mind.
Political ads are all but unceasing, but unlike a lot of people, I'm indifferent. I'm somewhat of a politics junkie, meaning I can be found logging into political websites on a near dai... Read more
candy, candy, I see candy, everywhere I look
The roommates were prepared for Halloween, candy poured into a cauldron, just ready for the trickertreaters. Only problem, they didn't really show up. Sure, a few hardy souls knocked on our door, but by the time I left for the gym, around 8:30 p... Read more
Apparently, I don't like sparking on Thursdays
I've missed checking in and at least spinning the wheel on, apparently, 5 occasions over the past two months, and three of those days have been Thursdays. No explanation for it. I'm not doing anything on Thursdays that would preclude me from pee... Read more
reality is something that you rise above
Well, that bout of reminiscing/sadness was short lived. Resulted in a trip to Burger King and to Dunkin Donuts (well, the latter was really driven by a coupon I thought expired in two days), and caused me to skip out on something I'd otherwise w... Read more
Amazing the emotions that can be invested in objects
Gave a ring to a girl once. Got it back, when she dumped me for a guy named Jesus. (Translation: she broke off the engagement for reasons of religion.) I took the ring back to the place where it was created, and left it in their hands, on consig... Read more
Made some bloody chicken last night
And no, I'm not being British, swearing about a bird. Rather, my friend Ian holds what he calls Odd Tuesday potlucks, a more or less biweekly opportunity to get together and eat and laugh with friends. The event goes on hiatus during the summert... Read more
Coupons are mocking me
I got the Entertainment Book for Madison for this past year. If you're not familiar with it, it's a book of coupons, largely 2 for 1s from a large variety of vendors/stores, etc in a given area. Problem is, I haven't really used it all that well... Read more
Mood matching the clouds
Been in a grey, negative moods the past few days. May be just an extension of being sick last week, more likely from all but having made a decision that I didn't want to, but there you have it. My mood today matches that of the clouds outside, a... Read more