Archive for January, 2006

Exercise in Frustration

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16th, 2006

I’m not sure i accomplished one thing yesterday that i set out to do. The big plan started with Ztepf and i going to IHOP to have a nice, hearty breakfast before going to Black and Blue Tattoo. Well, stupid me forgot that breakfast place + Sunday = Very Bad Idea If You’re On A Tight Schedule. It, and every other breakfast joint we attempted, was crowded. So we nixed that idea. Grabbed something else, zoomed off to Black and Blue.

I’d been working with Idexa for a couple months on the design, and i thought we were there as far as it being complete. But when i saw her latest drawing, i didn’t like it as much. So we went back to the first one, tried to revise that some more…after two hours, though, it was obvious that it wasn’t happening. We were both disappointed, as we thought today was the day. I keep telling myself that the short term regret i feel now is worth not rushing it and getting stuck with two very visible tattoos that i’m not %100 happy with. But goddammit…i’ve rescheduled an appointment for late February, and in the mean time, i’m going to take yet another stab at designing it myself, taking what Idexa’s done already and see if i can massage it more to my liking.

After we got back, we thought we’d try to get some more sheets for our new bed. Ztepf and i quickly discovered that if you don’t have a *California* King sized bed, but just a regular King, that you’re fucked. Store after store had nothing for us. Cocksmokers. Looks like we’ll be ordering online. Feh. So to console myself, i played WoW the rest of the night. Okay, completing virtual quests in a computer game isn’t much, but dammit, at least i completed *something* that day.


Posted in Uncategorized on January 9th, 2006

It’s my birthday and I’ll do what I want to
Fuck you it’s my birthday.
A special holiday only for me, so do what I say,
it’s my party, I’ll make you cry if I want to…or leave.
Fuck you, it’s not your birthday, so do what I say.
For 24 hours your wishing me well
364 days I’m in hell, Oh well.
Happy Birthday to me.
alone on my Birthday,
I’m going to Denny’s 10 times today
No Tip! it’s my birthday, so do what I say
How could you forget my birthday?
That’s really immature
Fuck you for forgetting my birthday
you didn’t do what I say
24 hours no wishing well
now 365 days I’m in Hell, Oh well.
Happy Birthday to me.
Happy Birthday to me, Spank Me!
Oh well, Happy Birthday to me,
I can’t believe you forgot my birthday
it’s my birthday and you’re wrecking it
now it’s jsut like any other day
you didn’t do what I say
How could you forget my birthday?
That’s really immature…

- Happy Birthday to Me
The Vandals

Merry New Year!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 9th, 2006

It seems that the work hell is finally over for us- no more 10+ hour days, no more working holidays. But the company has been de-listed from NASDAQ, people are starting to jump ship, so it looks like the mass exodus is beginning. Now all there is to do is wait for the firings to come down. W00t!

Busy weekend, and i knew it was going to be. Friday Ztepf and i hung out at our friend Melissa’s haus, drank an ungodly amount of wine and port, and got home waaaay later than i expected. Which caused me to sleep in until, uh, 2pm. Whoops. Met up with Ziad and Rimma that evening for sushi and vintage pinball, Lucky JuJu style. (i could swear, tho, that the price went up there. Didn’t it used to just be $5?)

And today was…jeez, lots ‘o running around- first band practice, then to S.F. for a final tattoo consultation, then back over the bay to game. New tats are going to look frikkin’ awesome, imho. Next sunday the inking begins. Hot damn!

I’ve decided to stat keeping track of all the books i read this year, for shits and giggles. Since i read so much, i’m curious as to how many books in one year i consume, and see what trends may crop up. I’ll be posting it on the main page on my site, in the odd chance that anyone is interested.