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Sunday, February 29, 2004

I didn't get to see the Passion. It turns out that silly old me had bought the tickets from Moviefone on the wrong day. Whoops! We ended up going to my favorite bar in NY though: The Blarney Cove. The same old man that is always passed out there wasn't there this time although I'm pretty sure I saw him staggering around outside.

Woke up yesterday and it was so pleasant outside. Ended up going out with Brittany and Amy to Ciao for Now, a coffee shop in the East Village. After a throughly pleasant conversation where my fears that I might be thought of as juvenile for liking to order strawberry flavored items were put to rest I said that I would like to purchase a jacket that was more suitable for warmer weather. So Sterling, Amy, Brittany, and I all went to H & M. I can't say I found anything that really caught my eye there but it was the first time in my life I'd ever been to H & M and so that was exciting. I realized that I hadn't bought an item of clothing that wasn't from an Army/Navy store in about 5 years. Amy and Britttany were certain that it was time I updated my look. I'm not sure how updated I look in a courdoury jacket but perhaps my snazz factor has increased. My sweatshirt is still covered in cat hair though.

The jacket had its coming out that very night when I wore it to the Suicide Girls Magazine launch party. This was a little bit boring really. They had these 3 huge projection things on the wall where you could see the photographer taking pictures of the girls. This was interesting to watch for about 3 girls and then it got a bit stale. I am intereseted in seeing the magazine though. Perhaps it will have some good fiction like Playboy.

Friday, February 27, 2004

I'll be going to see The Passion tonight.

Don't worry. I'll let you know what i think.

Thank god I'm not in Haiti. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like sending 50 troops to Haiti is not really so many. I think that I would feel a little vulnerable being one of those soldiers. Not that I think that the US should invade, but 50?

I'm a genre fiction fan. I like sci fi and mysteries etc... I've mostly been bored when I've been reading stuff like this recently because it is so formulaic and pretty much the same over and over again. However, I picked up a book at the library the other day based on the back blurb which leads off with "Canadian Bestseller!". It's called Calculating God (can't get the link to work) and while I'm not even half way done yet I'm gripped which is something I'm often not.

It's always an exciting time for me when someone says "Oh, I was reading your blog today." . Thanks Kristy. I saw Kristy and Kathy last night at a bar near us that we never go to. Sterling and I decided to go out for a bit and I made the suggetion that perhaps we broaden our horizons (It's been a big week for that. I mean, we went to the Whitney last Saturday!). So we went to the Alibi which is the haunt of the blogger JimmyLegs who I only know through his blog and the comments he sometimes leaves on mine. I kind of hoped I'd run into him there but since I've only seen a few photos of this guy I don't know if I'd even recognize him.

Calling Israel today!

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Saw the Yeah Yeah Yeah's last night with the Chromatics, Liars and TV on The Radio. VIA Gawker

The Yeah Yeah Yeah's were dissapointing but I enjoyed seeing them in the "What a moment in time!" kind of way. TV on the Radio had not been given good word of mouth but I was very interested for their first 3 songs. I sort of lost focus after that but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I missed the Chromatics. Sorry Nat.

You know of course of my involvment in all things CEO these days. Imagine my surprise when I went to Comics.com to check on Luann and Monty and found this.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

It's gotten to the point now where I can blog and phone at the same time. While I wait for Jay Downs to come to the phone to speak to me about Diatect I can write down my life for YOU. Almost too good to be true but not.

Jim is hopping mad today. There have been a steady stream of muttered "I can't believe this!"'s and "Unbelievable!"'s from his corner. Steady Eddie's roomate is in and out of the hospital the poor guy. He had some sort of stroke or something and is now headed for rehab. Ken is still eating his applesauce and peppers(not together).

I went to the Brooklyn Library last night and one interesting thing about the library here is that they have so many comic books. Last night I read the adaptation of Nightmare Alley which was great and made me interested in seeing the movie, reading the book, and led me to this site.

I also read the new Frank Miller Batman graphic novel which was really just ok. I'm not a huge fan of his art but it was an entertaining yarn nonetheless.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Ok, Sex and the City. I watched the last episode last night and I think they could have spruced up the ending quite a bit with some death. I think it would have been a great ending if Mr. Big had gone up to confront the Russian and then Baryshnikov shoots him. Then when Smith comes home to surprise Samantha when he comes in she is cold and dead. Charlotte and her bald husband have the same ending and Miranda is so boring that I don't care.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

I just want to say that Drew's blogging pretty regularly these days and he's well worth reading. So take a look. Also, take a look at Kathy. Her writing makes me jealous.

Today at work I showed up and there was all this sort of crumby debris on the conference table. So I got my coffee and set it down and one of the crumbs got in my cup. I figured it was just part of a bagel someone had cut on the table and not cleaned up. No big whoop to me. I walked out to my desk and noticed what looked like birdseed in plates on the ground. "What is that?" I say. "Oh, it's rat poison. Ken was opening the package in the conference room earlier. I think he left a mess." says Jim. Keep in mind that I have already taken two sips of my coffee by now. Ken had opened up POISON on the table, left a mess, and not bothered to clean it up. Consequently, I've got rat poison in my morning cup of coffee. I don't usually raise my voice but this really got my dander up. I went outside and made my displeasure known. Ken sort of blew me off but I have never seen such unity here at the CEOcast office. Everyone was together on the "We don't want poison left around casually in the office" issue. We complained to the other boss and he did the sensible thing and called an exterminator. Ken didn't want to do this because "it costs money".

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Throught the Blacktable's article on Onion imitators I found this diamond in the rough.

Via the Manhattan Users Guide:
Liquor Stores Open on Sunday

We called hundreds of wine and liquor stores to find out which were taking advantage of the change in Blue Laws, allowing them to open on Sunday (they must then close a different day of the week). Slim pickings, but here they are:

Sam Wai Liquor Store, 17 E. Bway [Catherine/Market] 212.962.2088

Jade Fountain Liquor, 123 Delancey [Essex/Norfolk] 212.673.2405

Elizabeth St. Wine & Liquor, 86 Eliz [Hester/Grand] 646.613.9288

Vintage New York, 482 Broome [Wooster] 212.226.9463

Whole Foods, Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle 212.823.9600

Bacchus Wines, 2056 Bway [71st] 212.875.1200
Roma Discount Wine & Liquor, 737 Amst [96th] 212.749.3790
Vintage New York, 2492 Bway [93rd] 212.721.9999
West Side Wine & Spirits, 481 Col [83rd] 212.874.2900

Pet Wines & Spirits, 415 E. 91st [1st] 212.987.7600
Woody's Liquors, 1450 2nd [75th] 212.734.6453

Palace Liquors, 2215 7th [130th] 212.283.5646

Rivera Liquor, 2025 1st [104th] 212.876.6007

2001 Liquor, 3671 Bway [152nd] 212.491.5181
Yuan & Yuan Wine & Liquors, 1492 St. Nicholas [184th] 212.923.5100

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees. Sigh. Sterling seems to think that this smacks of too much tinkering ala this year's Lakers but I think the Yankees are a lock for at least the postseason this year. The Orioles and Boston have both improved greatly but the batting order on the Yankees is just sickeningly good. I think they are making a mistake by having A-Rod play third(he is defensively better than Jeter) but you can't argue with 4-5-6 of Sheffield, Rodriguez, Giambi. Christ! Sorry Dave, my irrational Yankee hatred is just that: irrational. I am not capable of liking the Yankees. I have thrown in my lot with, sigh, the Mets. They are last place bound again this year mark my words.

Friday, February 13, 2004

I just watched Dune again. Wow, it's horrible. The special effects look great for 1984 or 1987 or whenever the hell it was made but boy it is a STINKER. Now, however, we have CAGE in the VCR. I'm not watching since I'm blogging but I'm sure I'll be tuning in in a minute.

I think I'll be drinking some more vodka trying to go to sleep.

I ate so much lunch my back hurts. Not very comfortable.
I'm off to New Jersey this Friday and Jessie and I are going to watch Dune. I just read it for the third time. The first time I liked it. The second time I loved it and the third time it was, well, ehh. Good but not the just "Whoa!!! That was amazingly awesome! Totally! Ka Chao!". But I haven't seen the movie in years and years so I want to see it again. Not the William Hurt version though. I loathe William Hurt for reasons I can't necessarily explain but, he ruins movies for me.

Does anyone else think that it is weird that Alec Baldwin is on Hollywood Squares?

Thursday, February 12, 2004

It is going to be Valentine's Day this Saturday and I can't say I am so excited. A retelling of my favorite V day story: 2 years ago I was complaining to a friend about my lack of success with women and then someone came around handing out candy hearts. So, my friend Aaron got one that said "Be Mine" and Sterling got one that said "Kiss Me" and mine was blank. Draw your own conclusions.

This year I will be at Boogaloo watching Robert's band Measels Mumbs Rubella play and after that the sky is the limit. Right.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004


Thank you for your offer but my icons are back so no need.

I watched the Grammy's the other night and someone must have been giving away promotional gum because during the red carpet part everyone in the background was chewing gum. At first I thought maybe gum was just the big craze in LA these days but someone with a more level head pointed out that promotion was probably the more likely reason. The grammy's themselves were fine and full of some "Huh?" moments like the Foo Fighters and Chick Corea. How did they come up with that? Are CC and FF friends? The Yeah Yeah Yeah's were there and damn, Karen O has lost what looks like a ton of weight. She looks incredibly skinny now.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

This is messed up this blogging tool. I have no icons with which to underline, italicize, or create links to other pages.

Despite this I soldier on.

It is cold once again in NY but now there is no snow and ice which is a welcome break. I can't say that I enjoy the all too likely prospect that I am going to fall down and hurt myself everytime I leave the house. Call me weak but there you are.

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Well, the show last night was awesome. We (the Plants) were decidedly not awesome but you can't win them all. I decided that I would have cut my hair in a mohawk if it would have saved the show but I thought of that too late("Talk about taking one for the team!" Nic said later on when I told him that idea). The bar itself was great and the drinks were very cheap. Usually it is just about 3 old men sitting around in there so I guess the owner is very excited about having all this extra business. Everyone at the show was cool and it was just a great vibe. Afterwards the more inebriated than me Sterling and I went to the Royal Oak for a friend's birthday. After being at the show being at the Royal Oak was like entering a poseur palace. Not into it.

Friday, February 06, 2004

I have been reading through my past posts and I want to apologize. The spelling errors and typos have been ATROCIOUS. I am so sorry. I will do better.

By the way, here is where the show is tonight...

Not feeling the calling today in a major way. Tonight at Tommy's Tavern which is at the corner of Manhattan Ave and Freeman St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn there will be rock and roll. There are four bands. Amanda Noa, Professor Murder, The'Plants (no website but features members of !!! and Measels Mumps Rubella
WOWZA huh? and of course Cheeseburger who also don't have a website but you can check out Christy's (the guitar player) amazing animation short Barfight.And there is Joe(the singer), who along with his girlfriend Eunice got a mention in the New York Times for their recent art showand finally Luke(the drummer) who has a story online about his graduation that his relatives wrote...awww.

Anyway, this show is not to be missed. I don't know how much it's going to be but probably somewhere near free.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Hello. Is it me you're looking for? Here I am.

First of, that pastie that ol' Janet had on was ugly. That is her choice at the pastie store? For shame.

Second, via Weird links....

Office Report: For some reason every day after lunch Steady Eddie counts all the money in his pocket. Every day. Jim still says "Cool beans". Ken loves his peppers "No calories!" Josh slowly goes mad.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

In response to Kathy's comment the guy I saw that was good was Al Duvall who's brother is the drummer in Zen Guerilla. I had forgotten his name which is why I didin't mention it in that post. It just goes to show you that if you are undeniably shitty I will remember you better than if you were a pleaseant surprise.

Today at work Dan had a real zinger:

"I figured out what Al Sharpton's book about the campaign should be called! In Living Primary Colors!" The office silence was deafening. Unfortunately, it was not duly noted by Dan who will go right ahead with more of these utterances.

God help me.

Jim went into a detailed tennis analysis with a his buddy on the phone yesterday. If you thought nothing was more dull than when people tell you their dreams, then you have never heard in depth analysis of amateur tennis. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

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