Saturday, March 14, 2009

My dad is a one man stimulus package

Every month for the past 3 months my dad has mailed me a $50 gift card to Publix. I think it is his way of trying to prove to me trickle down economics does work. Thanks, Dad!

Monday, March 9, 2009

It is always nice to see something you have been planning for a really long time come together (relatively) smoothly. Thursday night is the first show we are playing for this little tour thing, and it looks like Wednesday we will be picking up our freshly printed CDs. So we somehow managed to have stickers, buttons, shirts, and CD's all at one time. Being in a band is a money pit.

I think Victor is the only person who reads this blog, but, here are the dates (as if I haven't already sent all of you a myspace event invite, facebook event invite, and several twitter reminders- geez):
Mar 12: Gville
Mar 13: Downtime
Mar 14: Cocoa Beach
Mar 15: Sarasota
Mar 16: Tampa
Mar 17: Orlando at Backbooth
Mar 18: New Orleans?
Mar 19: Austin TX
Mar 20: Pensacola
Mar 21: Tallanasty!
Mar 22: Atlanta

Having that Orlando show on Mar 17 really makes everything else kind of a pain. . .but it is with Inkwell, One Small Step For Landmines, and Slow Claw. . . so it should be REALLY f'ng fun (for me at least. Not to mention it will be nice to play a show when I DON'T have to get up at 8am the next day.)

Anyways, I didn't just post this because a blog offers me yet another place to inundate you with promotional information: I also posted to discuss, "Lose" and "Loose."

How any person could mix the two of these up, is beyond me. "Lose" is a VERB. "Loose" is an adjective."

"He somehow managed to lose all his money by spending it on fast cars, booze and loose women."

Simple, right?

Here is some more help:

"Lose" is pronounced, "looz," whereas "loose" rhymes with noose, moose, and caboose.

If you are an adult, and you cannot keep these words straight, you should have to go back to elementary school (Billy Madison style.) I think I kind of equate poor spelling and grammar habits to having low self-confidence in much the same way I would equate a woman dressing dumpy to meaning she has low self-confidence, or a man being afraid to speak to women as meaning he has low self-confidence. It's ok: You deserve to spell right. I know you can do it.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Registered the domain, again. If anyone knows how to build a simple site, basically just built around a message board, let me know. I am sure there are free php codes or something out there, but I'm not a web designer so. . . it's all Chinese to me.
Basically all I need is for a person to be able to go to my site, post a thread, and people can comment and reply to it.

Burned tongue


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Have you seen the new gatorade commercials, with Kevin Garnett? They are, I suppose, a spoof of Monty Python and The Holy Grail or whatever that movie is called, and they are searching for G.
I watched a few of the commercials on TV, and thought they sucked, but I decided to go to the website and watch the whole thing after seeing the link on the commercial. It's actually pretty funny (funny in a "well, for non-actors they aren't doing a bad job" sort of way, perhaps.)
The highlight is the talking goat.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

myspace mutants

I got a text the other day from a friend, reminding me to post some more myspace mutants, that he and a few other friends were talking about it.
Man, I want to, so bad. . . but it is not natural for me, writing wise. And by that, I don't mean morally. I love making fun of weird motherfuckers.
It just doesn't flow for me. I wanna just sit down, and type crap- not type, post a pic, dig through a blog, harvest more funny pictures, repeat. I guess the end result is pretty fun, though.

Anyways, I wanted to talk about "their," "they're," and "there."

Just so that I get the simple out of the way (for the stupid people), this is what each word means:

Their: A possessive term. Simple. Example: "That is their stool. I know this, because they left it there."


This neatly segues to there.

There: A fucking place, dude. Simple. Example: "Have you been to Boston? No, I have never been there, but I hear they're known for their beans."

Damn! See how I am building one principle upon the next?

Our last word today is, "they're."

They're: They are. HENCE THE APOSTROPHE. IT IS CALLED A CONTRACTION. "Some words can be combined to create a new word. When combined, they're called a contraction. Anyone who doesn't know what a contraction is should have their license to live revoked."
There. I am done.