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Current Mood: accomplished
Well kiddies, just got back from a pleasant weekend in Anaheim. The House Of Blues show was our best one there yet, with a crowd that included Moz Krew, Irving, Fabi/Megan, Miles, Couch Straps’ Dan, and many more. Saw the Lew women. Met Balls Sr. Visited Montebello for the first time. Got some Claim Jumper and some decadent butterscotch pancakes. Survived the flights. Researched ungodly piercings with Sus and Paul. Lost a pillow fight. A million other things I’m forgetting to mention too. All in only about 24 hours. If only every day could be so eventful. Good times.
I made the mistake of looking in on a bunch of my high school classmates on MySpace and Facebook. Holy shitake! The vast majority of them have goodlooking spouses and/or children in their pictures. WTF? I guess by now the breeders among us have gotten started. To be expected, I suppose. But still shocking. Am I behind the curve? Or did I avoid the trap? Or…? Meh.
So a few weeks back, I posted that parody AFSCME PSA right? Weirdest thing… on my flight today were a ton of people wearing AFSCME shirts. Well in other funny commercial news, who among you remembers this one:
Let’s see, what else? I saw The English Beat with Shel, and it was amazing! I’d never seen them before, but I was blown away. A lot of fun, and Dave Wakeling seems like a nice guy. Oddly enough, they were opening up for Reel Big Fish. I don’t know how that works, but whatevs. RBF was fun too, though we only stayed long enough to hear the one song of theirs I remember from my years with Maya: “She’s Got A Girlfriend Now.” A while back there was an SF Symphony event where they were playing old Warner Bros. cartoons, but doing the orchestral soundtrack live along with it! I was so sorry to miss that, but I think I had a show that night. Am I crazy or does that sound like the funnest date? Had I a date instead of a show. Hmmm…
I had just been thinking about that old T.V. show “The State” when I saw on Amazon that the whole series is finally coming out on DVD! It got me to thinking about a few other of my favorite shows that are now also available in complete DVD sets. I’m thinking Kids In The Hall… Dr. Katz… Brisco County Jr. Part of me wants to horde that stuff, but it seems clear enough that DVDs are on their way out in favor of Blu-Ray. I think about the folks I used to know with massive VHS collections. So collecting DVDs seems like a similarly losing battle. I don’t want to buy another DVD. As rarely as I watch the ones I got, the format will be obsolete before I get my money’s worth. I suppose that logic applies to CDs too, but I’m much more heavily invested in that, and plus there does not yet seem to be an heir apparent. But still… I hate to think about that. *cringe*
If you’ve ever flown out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, then you know that they were long ago pressured to institute a ridiculous noise restriction on flights in and out of there so as not to offend the surrounding communities. The end result is that pilots have to execute this strange take off procedure where you go nearly straight up in the air, then coast silently for a while, and then the engines kick in again. The pilot typically explains this process before you take off, and my flight home today was no different. The quote of the week — nay, the month — comes from the pilot during the “coasting” period of our take off today. Just as the engines go silent, he whispers to all of us over the intercom:
“Shh… we’re flying over rich people.”