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I used peanut butter in a ground beef dish I made yesterday.
I regret nothing.
 
 
geek me long time
15 November 2007 @ 09:16 pm
ah man. I don't even know where to begin.
pictures are worth like a thousand words right?
well this'll save me some trouble then:
http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/nemoinslumber/wedding%20album/
wedding photos.
Yar. I look like such a tool in a suit. And I hate wearing glasses in photos. I'm gonna get me some contact lenses sometime soon.
And the honeymoon was nice. stayed at a haunted mansion in Port Townsend.
So much to type about. I think I'll do it later.
I have dsl now. So I have no patience for this petty "typing". Its not even 3-D.
gigabytes of polygons must be downloaded. On the instant!

Oh, and this song has been playing in my head over and over and over again for like, 2 weeks. It was the background music in my head and the theme song I heard when I viewed myself in third person during the entire wedding.
I highly recommend it.
 
 
Current Music: the Avette Brothers - Will You Return?
 
 
geek me long time
30 May 2007 @ 09:57 pm
So Sasquatch.
Indeed.
Veeeerrrrry interesting time. Many ups n' downs. Let's start from the beginning.
On Friday I cleaned my car out from head to toe (er, front to back) at that car wash place on state st., and then I head to Seattle. When I got to Acacia's place, we ran some errands, picked up a new memory stick for her camera, and went to the Grocery store to buy some supplies like food n' brownie mix n' stuff for the trip. We get back to her place and I step outside to read this neat anti-commercialism magazine in the nice warm air on her patio. I'm flipping through, when I notice the very strong and familiar scent of pot. It was pretty strong. So I step in to find Acacia making pot brownies. Oh man. I didn't try any, but I had some later. Which I'll get to later.
So she makes her amazing batch of magic brownies and I drink some port, smoke some cigarettes, and we kick back and watch Pan's Labrynth. VERY depressing movie, but very well done. A tragedy to be sure.
Kat and Mari-anne arrive and we sit around and talk, Kat eats a brownie, Dylan, Jeffrie, and Jeffries lady (whose name escapes me) show up, things get fuzzy, we fall asleep at around 2.
We wake up at around 5:30, pack everything into the car, and zoom off down to George Washington.
The ride down there was fairly uneventful, I concentrated primarily on not driving off the road due to the lack of sleep, and blasted some mix cd I made for the occasion.
Just before the gorge we stopped off at this side view place with these metal horses on top of this cliff. It was beautiful. The scenery was a myriad of earthly tones stretched across an endless landscape of cliffs and valleys and rivers and ah. Some of the hills reminded me of California. Acacia took pictures of Dylan and Jeffry wearing sasquatch and chicken-head masks. Good times.
We arrived at the campgrounds at around 9ish. A HUGE campground, situated on a huge expansive field with rolling hills. There were people everywhere having a good time, screaming and drinking and smoking; the epitomy of a festival campground.
We set up Acacia's huge tent and proceeded to intoxify ourselves with liquor and pot brownies. I stuck to the alcohol. I attempted to break a coconut open with my knee which was a pretty bad idea, cause later that night I started actually feeling the bruise it left and was barely able to walk around, which is issentially what we did most of the time (walking around). Anyways, so we eat our breakfast of fruits and peanut butter n' jelly, fill our water bottles with liquor and proceed to the gorge area where the actuall festival took place. We parked in the very back, so it was a good mile long walk. And once we get there...
The lines start.
Lines, EVERYWHERE. You couldn't go anywhere without having to wade through one or wait in one or even wait FOR one. It was crazy. But theres nothing really around it. We waited for what seemed like forever in a line that resembled a river of people in front of the main gates to the gorge.
We go through and walk around, checking some bands out. Things get fuzzy...We nap on a grassy knoll under a big umbrella that Mari-Anne brought. I was feeling exhausted from the great big sun beating down on us, the lack of sleep, the drunken nausia, and the constant walking.
I wake up and we walk to go see the main act I was wanting to see.
Manu Chao...I have mixed feelings about his set. It was Manu Chao, so of course it was amazing, he comes out dressed half-pirate half-european teenager, the crowd cheers and they blast into a punk rock beat. Punk rock beat?? It was pretty wild the first few times, but then they started going into punk rock stuff during so of my favorite song...it just felt kinda silly. Buuuut its Manu Chao, so whatever, he can get away with it if he wants.
Oh, and the Long Winters played before that. I like one of their songs, but they totally look like cheesy easy-listening rock stars from the early ninties kinda sorta.
After Manu Chao...I don't remember. Bjork? Anyways, Bjork was last to play, and she was just...wow. I've never really been star-struck before, but when she came out on stage all super tiny cute little bjork jumping around with a crazy costume on super adorable...I was just awed. I started feeling my knee hurting at around this time, so most of the concert I sat by the railing watching one of the big videos being displayed of bjork frollicking around.
Oh, the Arcade Fire played before Bjork. I was surprised by how lovely song of their songs were, but one of the members of the band was really annoying. He kept being super passionate even when the songs didn't sound super passionate, which kinda made him look like a middle-class spoiled emo kid that shops at Hot Topic too much and buys My Chemical Romance cd's with his mothers money. But yeah. Oh, and the lead singer girlys face kinda angered me. I don't know why. But I do love her voice.
I was incredibly dehydrated the whole time. It was horrible. Made me feel like crap. On top of my aching knee. I wasn't really having a good time physically. But it was still a descent day. We headed back to camp, I gulf down water, and we fall asleep at around 2.
We wake up at around 9. Mari-Anne and I decide to be rebels and attempt the shower line. It was a daunting task. We waited in line for a good 2 hours, talking about music and film and blistering in the hot sun, sitting, standing, being quiet, laughing, not knowing what to do or say and standing more and walking 2 feet every 30 minutes and yar. We almost gave up. But we edged closer and closer. When we got to the front...Ah man, we were literally the next people in line, one of the event staff comes up to the line and declares that the showers be SHUT OFF due to draining more water than it can take in. It was a very very sad moment. But it was kinda funny too. One of those moments where you want to scream but laugh at the absurdity you know?
So we do what we can to clean ourselves in the sinks near by, head back, get drunk, and head into the Gorge for what was the better of the two day stay.
In line in front of the main gates, there were so many hilarious drunkards. One was this total asshole (funny asshole) that kept picking on this guy from Texas. The guy from Texas was completely drunk though, and of a good natured sort, so in the picking on, they kinda bonded, which was hilarious, and kinda brotherly in a sports team kinda way...I dunno. It was interesting.
We go in and everyone in our party seemed to be in much better spirits. It was a bit cooler and we had a big more rest, and much hoo-haing was had.
We saw Bad Brains, which was a disappointment as usual. I promised the girls I'd make them watch Hardcore: the History of American Hardcore sometime when we get back. Cause theres just no comparrison to the old Bad Brains.
Later on, we watched the Dandy Warhols, and after them was some band I'd never heard of called SpearHead, fronted by a man named erm, Michael Fonteen or something hahahahaha.
Ok, so we'd never heard of them. We discussed this further and one of the people in the crowd overheard and literally scoffed. I figured she probably knew who they were so I asked her. She went on this tyrade about how crazy it is that we don't know who SpearHead is or Michael Fonteen and that she had been to every one of their shows in the past six months and that we should definetly check them out.
Which was enough information Dylan and I needed to start a religion.
"SPEARHEAD!" We screamed for the remainder of the night.
"SILVERBACK RULES!"
"I LOVE YOU MICHAEL FONTEEN! HAVE MY BAAAAAABAYS!"
"ROCK 'EM SOCK 'EM ROBOT!"
Was what we shouted at the Beastie Boys show which we saw instead of SpearHead. Spearhead was with in spirit though, oh yes. People in the audience were quick to question "whose SpearHead?" and "this is Beastie Boys right?"
They were AMAZING. I absolutely loved the Beastie Boys show. It might've just been the extatic energy in the air, but man. I had the best time during their set. Just intense drunken hoo-haing the whole time.
Then we walk back to camp, and I find out that everything in my backpack is missing. Keys, wallet, camera.
Totally ruined the rest of the night. I just end up crashing out.
Next morning I wake up and take a walk to find my stuff. I check the lost and found first not thinking the best.
Keys were there in a box FILLED with other keys. "amazing" I thought.
How about the wallet that always seems to follow me even when I've lost it over a dozen times? Check. There with other lost and found stuff. No camera though, or Magic Cards. That was ok though.
So we're about to leave, when I find that my car is dead. Er, the battery anyways. So it takes us another long as time to start it. Which sucked. Oh, and Jessica came by too cause she was freaking out cause I had called her the night before freaking out about my wallet. It was crazy seeing her there. But I did miss her, so it was ok.
And then we head back, stopping off at Ellensburg to eat breakfast.

Dylan: It says here on this card that a full stomache causes a reduction in hearing. Hm. Thats interesting. I'm starving.
After we all have a huge breakfast:
Acacia: So Dylan how're you feeling?
Dylan: What was that?

genius.

And then we head home.

The end.
 
 
geek me long time
04 March 2007 @ 10:09 pm
Last Sunday was a blast. Went to the new Vera Project location with Acacia to see Mt. Eerie, but was pleasently surprised by the other bands on the bill. Good stuff.
Justin n' I installed astro turf on Friday!
it looks neat, check it:
blue and greeeen
We didn't really put it in yet, just kinda laid it down on account of rain (couldn't take everything out). Next week we'll glue it on and get rid of all the ruffles you see in the picture.
N' of course put the ceiling up.
N' then on Saturday we went to go see 31 Knots at the Vera at the very last second. Needless to say it was amazing.
 
 
geek me long time
24 February 2007 @ 01:14 pm
Here are some pictures of the shed. The fabric ceiling and astro turf carpet and stars on the walls have yet to be installed, but they should come very soon...I just wish I wasn't so friggin' horrible at cutting stars out of fabric :/

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geek me long time
17 February 2007 @ 10:38 pm
Today I worked on the shed. Man. I had to take so much crap out to start painting.
I started by moving every single thing out of the shed, throwing away all the garbage, sweeping up, sanding down the walls, cleaning them after with a damp towel, and then I applied the primer. Haha, it already looks pretty good. The primer's color is blueish, kind of a day time sky color. Kinda neat how tomorrow I'm going to paint it "midnight sky". Oo, I keep forgeting I have to cut stars out.
Ah, and it was SUCH a nice day today. Its funny how much the weather can affect ones mood. I was so utterly depressed all week, then all of a sudden today, day off, sun shining brightly, I drove around picking up some more supplies for the shed, got some teriyaki, and returned home eating teriyaki under the sun, on top of the table in front of the shed, and I felt so incredibly content.
Ah, anywho, on the 2nd or 3rd of next month (a couple weeks) I shall finally throw a grand opening party! For sure this time! It'll be grand I think. So for those that matter, please come.
And I believe I've figured out a good set-up for Project Nemo.
Acoustic guitar with some effects maybe, an organ or synth some sort of keyboard-like instrument hooked through a bass amp, and drums of course, and whatever else little toys I can manage in. And shitty vocals. I've been noticing how great really bassy keying is. Especially coupled with the rustic acoustic guitar ala Animal Collective. It would give it that robotic foresty feel I've been pining for. Like think of some explorer going out into the forest or some jungle and finding ruins of some robotic ancienct civilization, and being haunted by their ghosts. It would be their soundtrack. I think that will be the goal of Project Nemo. Or at least the backdrop anyways. I just gotta work on my keyboarding skills. Its easy to goof around and make some good melodys, but its really hard to remember all the keying and be able to make the same finger patterns and memorizing the placement and blah. It would sound so interesting though maybe...
Blah, Jess and I were supposed to see Pan's Labrynth today, but it just left theatres. So I'm stuck at home. I hope tomorrows a nice day...
 
 
Current Music: Upsilon Acrux
 
 
geek me long time
11 February 2007 @ 06:04 pm
So Justin and I went hiking on Saturday. GAH. My ankles! I can barely muster the strength to go from gas to brake in my car. It pains me so. But it was worth it I say. The first time I saw a HUGE waterfall. Er, a couple actually. They were crazy. I wish I could've brought my camera. We did document the journey on his digital camera though. Almost six miles travelling total. Going through was almost ALL uphill. Such treachery. But downhill was kinda fun, cause we could just kinda run and skip through, trying hard not to let our lead legs hinder the trampsing.
The night before we did a 30 minute jam, him on guitar and me on keyboards. It was great. It sounds like a soundtrack to a really strange art-fag sci-fi movie of sorts.
In one scene, it will have the hero, a big kinda chewbacca kinda guy with a HUGE nose, and he would make this low bassy elongated sound like "bo bo boooo" and he would find himself overlooking a chasm on some craterous alien world, and this plant-like alien creature comes out of the ground really quickly by the lip of the chasm and it would go "epepepepepescheweellllch!" And the hero would go "bo bo boo". And then someone would wake up and his or her adventure would start. It'd be a grand movie, but I don't think we're dedicated enough to any sort of spur of the moment idea like that. Ah well.
Missed Of Montreal. Ah well. Didn't do half the things I wanted to do on Saturday. Ah well.
But the band shed is almost done! I just have to texture, paint, and lay down carpet, then the ceiling! All the hard stuffs out of the way.
Star donations are needed. Please apply.
New shows on Adult Swim!
Money shot!
 
 
Current Music: Cockney Rejects - Flares and Slippers
 
 
geek me long time
24 January 2007 @ 04:04 pm
Fire Emblem Fire Emblem Fire Emblem Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls.
Thats what life has been like this week. Wee. That and work.
I need to do something. Maybe I'll get some cookies. Or play music. Or play music whilst eating cookies. Yes indeed.
I think this weekend will be for sure going to Olympia or Portland. For sure for sure. Either one sounds REALLY good right now. So friggin' ready. Have a ho-down with Sir Randal and Acacia. Or go to a punk show with Clay...or just driving really far sounds good. Loud music. No worries. A destination. Mm. Gimmie some of that.
And we need another boys night out. I know you guys can't read this (friggin' hippies and your anti-technology I tell ya) but we neeeeds some getaway time. Camping out and eating chilli and mindless adventures with sunny side destinations. Good times. Lets go. I'll bring the saki. Maybe the weekend after next?
Hm hmm.
Anywho. I'm off.
 
 
Current Mood: boredbored
 
 
geek me long time
21 December 2006 @ 05:38 pm
tomorrow morning we ride for california!
Hya!
 
 
Current Music: deerhoof - the perfect me
 
 
geek me long time
12 December 2006 @ 06:40 am
ah hahahaha!
Oh man!
Seriously!!
baaaaahhh hahahaha
*wipes tear*
allright allright, so I'm watching tv right, something about ufos, and then the commercials hit...I'm about to get up to fix something to eat, when I hear a rather familiar beat...but the words...HAHA, the words are completely different.
"lets pretend we don't exist, lets pretend we're in Antarctica"
Of Montreal.
In an OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE commercial. And the lyrics were changed to something like:
"Lets go to the outback steakhouse, lets get some good deals on some steak and fries"
Or something to that degree.
I could NOT stop laughing at the absurdity. Of Montreal?! What happened???
I could almost see putting your song in a commercial, but to change your lyrics for the OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE?!?!
For shame Mr. Barnes. For shame.