August 9th, 2004


and the wind whispers "buy me!"

holy fucking shit. you aren't going to believe the academic discount on QuarkXPress. the price for those with academic ID is $200.

I don't see how I could pass this up but I think I first have to wait until my fees are paid for fall.


speaking of shopping.

edit: what do you know. the financial aid cogs are oiled enough that my fees are already paid. how strange.

oh my. now what should I do. order more software that I might or might not ever learn to use?
  • Current Music
    Arab Strap - Peep-Peep

morning? morning.

I've been listening to KEXP for an hour but no Interpol yet. >:(

doubtless there is a radio station here in SF that would be playing Interpol but I don't know which one it would be because for some reason I've never learned my way around the radio dial here except to discover that KALX is so eclectic that there is no getting comfortable with it and that the "adult alternative" station is hopelessly bland. also there's "Alice" at 97.3 or whatever that's supposed to be straight-up alternative but it's annoyingly commercial and so really there isn't much to listen to here.

so. bed at 4:30am, up at 1pm. only eight and a half hours so maybe I'll be able to fall asleep at a somewhat normal hour tonight. tomorrow I have to get up early to take Santiago to get his little testicles removed. :o

I think it will do him good although I have to say that regulating my testosterone levels by hand has shown me how much I like having some hormone or another circulating. I wonder how the cats feel without theirs.

I have to do some work today. however long "today" turns out to be. if I'm up at 4 again tonight I might just stay up, take Santiago in at 8, then go to bed. I figure if I keep inching my way around the clock I will eventually be back to sleeping at night.

that is all for now.
  • Current Music


thank you jetgirl23 for pointing out the obvious, enabling me to listen to interpol on my own time. right off the bat I'd say that slow hands rates a little higher than length of love. but who am I to say. I didn't really like PDA or the obstacles until I had listened to them a few times.

I just want to hear this album's NYC. yeah I admit it. I like pretty and brooding.

I am feeling slightly nauseous and I don't know why. I had to force the cereal in this morning this afternoon because I didn't really feel like eating it. I'm thinking a trip to whole foods around the corner for Reed's Extra Ginger Brew might be indicated. and then maybe I'll just skip dinner. of course I have no idea what time dinner should be. breakfast is still in the gut.

must work now. shut up. I've only been awake for four hours. I haven't even finished my second cup of coffee yet.
  • Current Mood
    sick sick


I officially have a minor gi disturbance on my hands. it is hard to work when your stomach hurts but I really should do something. tomorrow we are supposed to meet with "as many textbook annotations as you can find" and I have about ten. I guess that is better than two.

if I go to sleep at a normal hour I can get some stuff done tomorrow morning after dropping Santiago off. assuming this is something that works itself out in 24 hours.

in the meantime I bought ginger candy to go with my ginger ale. ginger rocks.
  • Current Mood
    blah blah

so I did this instead

how is this for a logo:


seriously. can you read it? is the type too small? I'm making a kind of mock-up website that will consist of however many photos I can wrangle into something that looks somewhat professional. the website that is. I harbor no illusions about my photographs.

it has come to my attention that html experience can be translated into cash even at my dilettantish level. I thought I should put together something that is not the huge mess my personal website is.

it occurred to me in the shower earlier today that I must suffer from a very slow-cycling ADD to the extent that I can't stay focused on any particular thing long enough to make it What I Do. this is why I'm still in school at age 42.

this occurred to me on the heels of a bright idea that I volunteer at KALX this year in hopes of becoming a dj by the time I'm 55.

let's see. I want to be a published poet/author. I want to be a research professor. I (still!) want to be a rock star. I want to be a web designer. I want to be a computer programmer. I want to be a recording engineer. I want to be a graphic artist. I want to be a librarian. I want to be a photographer. I want to do zoological research in the wild. and now I want to be a radio dj.

and I want to be really good at all of them. but if I live another 40 years this only gives me about 3.6 years for each occupation. unless I can figure out a way to do them all at once.
  • Current Music
    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Julia's Song