Friday, October 28, 2005

Hey Utch!

Where are you going on vacation next week?

I'm going to Chicago!

Oh, what a great city.

I know. I lived there for a long time. It's funny, when you plan a trip to another city you usually have a list of things you want to do. Then you come home and realise there are so many things you haven't done in the city you live in. I really have to make a plan do some of those things.

What do you plan on doing?

Let me get back to you on that. I'll tell you what. I'll let you know after vacation what I did and what I saw.

Besides the tourist stuff, what else do you plan on doing?

Well, I'm very much looking forward to some Utch time and plan on giving some attention to some unfinished and unstarted projects.

What else?

I think I'll spend some time with other folks I know who are not at work during the day.

And anything else?

I'm going to party man!!! Ok, enough with the questions.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Dude Abides

Had a bunch of folks over to watch The Big Lebowski last night. I need to watch it at least once a year. I bought the collecters edition. There is a hilarious intro. Many caucasians were consumed. Many beers were consumed. "Fuck it Dude, lets go bowling." We did. I didn't roll so well. Not too many did. D-R-U-N-K. Everyone was very much so. I've been told I stink of it today. No work for me tomorrow. Me likey that. The Houstons are playing the Chicagos in the World Series this year which is the championship of a sport that consists of only American and Canadian teams. Well, the players are from all over the world so that must be why it is a World Series. "Where is that confounded bridge?" "SHUT THE FUCK UP DONNY!"

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Saturday Night

Monday, October 17, 2005

As a Follow Up to Friday's Post

I'm out. I picked Jacksonville to lose to Pittsburg. They won in overtime. Damn it! Oh well. It was fun while it lasted and I'm only out 10 bucks. It's funny, because I realised my good luck charm was off last week. I had been running by my pick to James each week. I would pick on my own but for luck I would tell James right before I sent the e-mail. This morning when I told him I was out he said he thought about that on Friday and thought of calling me to see if I wanted to run my pick by him but decided that he didn't want to call work on his vacation. I don't blame him. I wish I would have thought to call him.

The weekend was good though. Great day for Chicago sports teams yesterday. We got some good filming done Saturday for a future music video. I'm pumped about it. Some acting we did. The show on Saturday night was really good. I had a whole lot of fun and was very pleased with turnout. I made a kick ass meal yesterday that took all afternoon to make. I have lots of leftovers. My mouth is watering thinking about it now. Thank you.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Going off the rails on a Crazy Train

Yeah, I just might be, but fuck it. I'm still in this loser football pool where you have to pick just one team to lose each week. If they win you are out. I decided to be risky this week and I picked a team I was sure I was the only one who picked them. Well, it turns out that there are 2 of us so hey. I have every bit of confidence in my pick though so that is all that matters. Wish me luck!!

I'm going out for pizza for lunch. I like pizza.

Friday, October 07, 2005

A Tale of Two Blogs

I spend a lot of time during my work day at the evil myspace. Now I've kept up having two blogs, but I've become lazy and quite often copy what I type over there and put it here or vise versa. Well, you know what? Today is no exception!

"Oh you've got the darkest eyes."

Hey alright! It's Friday already! How the hell did that happen? Man this week has gone by fast.

So, I did get a ticket to that show last night. 15 bucks! That is less than they were being sold for. I also got one fairly early and was able to enjoy a few beers at The Full Shilling before heading next door to catch almost all of The Ponys set. We had a great spot too right up front to the right side of the stage. I like that side best. Closer to the bar. I have sweet spots for almost every rock venue in this city. Sometimes on the left and sometimes on the right. We're not talking politics here now, don't you worry.

Ok, I'm getting off track. I can't believe that was the first time I had seen Sleater Kinney. Goddamn that was a fucking great rock show! Those girls can play some guitar, and with Keith Moon style drumming going on behind it. Mighty impressive. I haven't always been into them which would make sense why I hadn't seen them before. The voice used to bug me. Danny described seeing them for the first time at Lounge Ax(RIP) years ago and said the vocals were like a siren going off over the chaos, and that's exactly what it was. Great great live band! Added bonus was a cover of Fortunate Son by CCR. Written in the sixties; very relevant today:

Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays "Hail To The Chief",
oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no senator's son,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one, no,
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, why don't they help themselves? oh.
But when the taxman come to the door,
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no millionaire's son.
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Yeh, some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, how much should we give,
oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh,

It ain't me, it ain't me,I ain't no military son,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one,

It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate son, son son son

- John C, Fogerty

Thursday, October 06, 2005

I would just like to state

That I completely welcome this weather we are having today with open arms. Thank you.

I would also like to say that I am still looking for a Sleater Kinney ticket. The craigslist suggestion was good and there were posts and still are over there. All the ones I felt were reasonable though all informed me that they no longer have the ticket. So I will most likely stand outside and hand money to some stranger walking by asking if anyone needs a ticket. I've done this many times before. But I won't buy from a scalper though. Those guys can stick a fish in their ear, and I'm not talking no babel fish. Although, I could really use a babel fish myself at times. Thank you.

Do you think Jesus would like cheeseburgers? I believe he would. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


I don't actually deal with the public at work. All my customers are internal. But there are areas on the 18th floor here that do deal with the public. I was out in the hall around 11:00 using the bathroom or getting coffee or something and there was a guy out there causing some kind of ruckus in front of one of the windows and there was a security guard out there. I popped back into my work area so I didn't see how it all went down, but it must have got pretty bad because I was just out in the hallway now and there are 2 security guards hanging around out there. There has been guards all day. Must have been some serious threats made or something. Crazy! "We're guards."

On a different note, I thought I was purchasing a Sleater Kinney ticket today but apparently it is now sold out. I may try and go anyway though. You can usually find them outside. If you know someone looking to get rid of a ticket, send them my way.

And for something funny. I went out to Cleo's last night for 10 cent chicken wings washed down with many, many $3 Coronas. There is a 12 wing per person limit so Danny, Steph and I all naturally order 12 a piece. Danny ate all of his. He was really hungry, plus some fries and some of Steph's. She had mushrooms too, so she didn't eat all of her wings. Anyway, I was getting full and announced it. Danny said, "Wow, you're leaving all those huh?" I looked down and counted 7 wings and was like, "Shit, I guess I only ate 5. Strange" I was surprised I was so full because I felt like I had eaten so many more. So then I look at my plate of bones and count like 10 or 11 and was like what the hell! It turns out Steph was adding wings to my basket when I wasn't looking and I just kept eating away. You're a sneaky one!