Monday, September 27, 2010


There's a saying for tasks considered not too difficult that goes "It's not Rocket Science."  What do rocket scientists say in this situation? "It's not like talking to girls."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I'm ignoring you.

I almost feel bad for ignoring these guys... but at least they have a good sense of humor about it.

Public service announcement:
School/work got crazy for me this week and I'll be away on travel the next two.  I probably will not be updating this blog either.  (Sorry)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


One of my methods for an effective online dating profile, besides being short and sweet, and besides being genuine, is to include at least unique fact.  Something unusual and interesting that makes the profile stand out and hopefully inspires further inquiry.  An attention getter.  A conversation starter.

For example, in my OkCupid profile under "the most private thing I'm willing to admit" I wrote: I collect plastic dinosaurs.  This is more or less true.  I'm not an avid collector, but I have about five that pepper my desk at work.  They make me smile.  I mention them in my profile because I think it makes me sound quirky and young at heart, which I am.

You can't imagine how many messages I get about plastic dinosaurs.  Lots.

I got one the other day that had me scratching my head.

...Who or what is Wash?

Wikipedias disambiguation page says it may refer to this guy from the show Firefly.  Is that it?  But he's a guy, and a ginger at that, plus his eyes are really close together.  Should I be offended?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

FYF Fest 2010

FYF Fest had a pretty good lineup this year.  I got in for free thanks to KCSB (hooray for staff tickets!).  Unfortunately, it meant waiting in line over an hour to pick up my ticket at will call.  What a cluster fuck that was.

LA isn't that far away, but it was so much hotter than here in SB!  The first few hours were pretty miserable, but luckily we found shade in the beer garden.

I dressed for comfort and station pride and wore cutoff jean shorts, KCSB tee, and converse.  Inevitably feel self conscious with whatever I wear to a summer festival.  (Still!  At my age!)  There were so many cute hipster girls with little floral sundresses on.  I kept thinking, "Damn, why don't I wear more dresses?"

Heard some great sets by: Vetiver, Local Natives, Best Coast and Man Man.  Also enjoyed the Cults, Warpaint, and Washed Out.  Wavves was a little disappointing, too much stupid on-stage banter.  I liked their show at Soho in SB a few weeks ago, though, but thought the same thing.  Man Man and The Growlers are  playing in SB again tonight, so it will be fun to see them up close in a more intimate setting.

Overall it was a pretty relaxed festival.  Seemed busier than last year.  Great people watching as always.  I ran into 5 people I knew from KCSB, plus Jeff Shuman of Club Mercy.  I had some non-indie friends with me, felt a little bad dragging them all over the park to listen to bands they never heard of, but they were good sports about it.

Didn't stay for the headliners, so I missed out on !!!, School of Seven Bells, Mountain Goats and The Rapture, even though like a few were playing at the same time so I would have missed one or two anyway.  We left the show early to grab late night moo shu in Chinatown.  Then I drove the long 2 hours home blasting Daft Punk's "Homework."

The guy I brought with me said !!! should change their name to so people would know how to pronounce it.  I can never figure out where their albums are filed in our station's music library.  Under "C"?  Under "#"?

EDITORS NOTE:  !!! is filed under the # section, before the letter "A"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Summer music

These videos make me happy to be a hipster in California.

Best Coast - "When I'm With You"

Wavves - "Post Acid"

My mother forwarded this to me yesterday.

"A Real Man"

A real man is a woman's best friend. He will never stand her up and never let her down. He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day.

He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do; to live without fear and regret. He will help her express her deepest emotions and give in to her most intimate desires.

He will make sure she always feels as though she's the most beautiful woman in the room and will enable her to be the most confident, sexy, seductive, and invincible.

No wait... sorry... I'm thinking of wine. It's wine that does all that...

Never mind.