July 1st, 2006

mutts shadow

cheers

there are two people in the world whose birthdays I never forget: lisagail's, which is in november but when we were partnered I was not allowed to forget it so it is now inscribed into my brain, and auditorium's, which is July 1st--today!!--probably because the first of july is one of the easiest dates of all to remember, and because she was in the band for so long.

so

happy birthday auditorium!!



I hope this year is especially good to you.
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southpark

weekend continuity

I know I said I was going to work today but in the interests of having a real weekend I'm putting my monday off until tomorrow. two days together is better than one day here and there. gives you time to stop feeling guilty.

I did a little shopping yesterday but not a whole lot. is it a problem that I've started buying clothes at old navy? I mean I'm not going for their 'look' as they imagine for themselves on the store mannequins but occasionally I'll find a jacket or a pair of pants that actually fits well. this is a first for old navy and perhaps they are trying to reach a more sophisticated audience who actually care if their clothes fit.

anyway I bought a pair of light khaki button front jeans yesterday and I don't know if I just don't pay attention to the "sale" signs or what but every time I buy something there it turns out to be much less than what the price tag says. it's very nicely surprising but I wonder if they are trying to hook me or something.

I did not make it to macy's though as I left the virgin megastore with more merchandise than I had really planned on but they were having this 80s music sale so I got "Closer" on cd which I did not have before, plus an old Fall album and the soundtrack to "Pretty in Pink," which I bought mainly for the "left of center" suzanne vega song. yeah it's good also to own that version of "pretty in pink" but the first one is so much better there's not really that much point to it other than the compulsion to own a copy of everything richard butler has ever done.

I even have that cover of "how soon is now" that everyone hates although I don't think it's that bad. it's nowhere near what the original was but sometimes a cover can just go off in a completely different direction and still be interesting.

yeah it's the crush. I haven't been able to see around it since 1982.
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BacklitBald

boy birthday

oh and not to try to outshine auditorium on her day, this is also a birthday of sorts for me: nine years ago today I got my first shot of T.

boy was I ever nervous. three days later I had a panic attack.

it was a rough start. but I'm so glad I did it I can't even begin to tell.
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BacklitBald

blog progress

after hours of coding trying to work in some sort of threading scheme (they might be represented by colors instead of indents but why not try something a little different) I seem to have made for myself an infinite loop. I saw instantly what the problem was but fixing it so that it does what I was trying to get it to do is not something I can do quite so instantly so for the moment it will sit. I am getting close though.

now I think I will go and buy some politically subversive texts. they help me to feel less alone in this world.
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hat

an interesting quote

while passing through a wikipedia article on the Night of the Long Knives, I came across this:

"On July 3, the Reich government decided upon the Law Regarding Measures of State Self-Defense, consisting of a single article simply declaring the 'measures taken' to be 'legal State self-defense.'

"Hitler announced the purge on 13 July, claiming 61 had been executed, 13 shot while resisting arrest, and 3 had committed suicide. In announcing the purge he stated, 'If anyone reproaches me and asks why I did not resort to the regular courts of justice, then all I can say is this: In this hour I was responsible for the fate of the German people, and thereby I became the supreme judge (oberster Gerichtsherr) of the German people'". - from William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1959.

just thought it was interesting and perhaps a little frightening in its odd familiarity.
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