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Friday, May 28, 2004

It's Memorial Day weekend and I have monday off. How nice. What will I do this weekend? Move is what. Jessie and I are finally moving into our place over near Prospect Park and so I have to help her move her stuff. I have two boxes, a hamper, and a bag of clothes so my move is a piece of cake.

If I have time I wouldn't mind finishing up Final Fantasy X this weekend as well but I think that is unlikely.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The production class at BCAT continues. Hopefully "Point Taken" will be a reality. Shara has her take (this is related to the post below):

My interpretation of the taffe show:

You at a work desk where it looks like you have a computer, but really it's a playstation and you are playing some game and you realize a camera is on "oh hi, (start the show)" and you are wearing a plaid shirt with a tie. Then wackiness ensues.

The plaid shirt is really becoming my calling card.

Thanks to Dave Sanders for giving me two new plaid shirts! My public thanks you. I think they were getting tired of my old look.
I don't know what I would do without my friends giving me their hand me downs. Have less plaid shirts I suppose. Heather really is trying to get me to try new styles with her gentle prodding, "You are a t-shirt guy!", and I appreciate it. Maybe I will get crazy with the Josh Summer Collection.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Check this out.

And this

Brittany has joined the blogging ranks. How come all my friends are such good writers? Their writing flows so smoothly that I am jealous.

I wanted to maybe write about my comedy show but now I just don't feel like it. It's been a rough few weeks for me and my artistic endeavors. There is only so much "Well, it was a learning experience!" I can take before I start wanting to smother myself with a pillow.

Stay tuned. Regular Josh back soon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Tomorrow I will be performing at this event. It is a "bringer" show which means that I have to bring a certain number of people for stage time. That number is eight. I don't know how many I have but I feel bad saying "Hey! Spend ten dollars and buy two drinks to help out your buddy!". I called the guy Sean and asked what would happen if I failed to bring in the requisite number and he said that he would get me some stage time regardless so that sort of takes off the pressure. However, if you DO have a spare ten dollars I'd love it if you came. Sean wanted me to tell everyone that it was going to be an awesome show but I can't lie to you guys. It will most likely not be very good.

Sean Mullin's Stand-Up Showcase

Thursday, May 20th

Boston Comedy Club
83 West 3rd Street
(btwn Sullivan & Thompson)

$10 Cover w/ two-drink minimum


Tuesday, May 18, 2004

I find it odd when you google some people and absolutely nothing comes up for them.

Other than that I got nothing.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Matthew Yglesias has a nice round up and critique of some articles from The Nation where individuals are asked about how they would get out of Iraq. Worth a look.

For those interested (I'm looking at you Drew)here is a Sonia Gandhi site.

What is the deal with the fact that when you get a transfer for a bus or a subway you can only use the transfer for the same kind of transportation? This irks me. Since the MTA runs the busses and trains how hard is it to have a system where if you paid your two dollars for the bus you could use the transfer for the subway for two hours? This seems money grubbing to me.

Yesterday was one of those days. I mean, like, one of those days like there should be a book called Josh and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I will spare you my problems with Final Fantasy X but could they please put a few more save points in the game? I just got done defeating Evrae the serpentine defender of Bevelle which I'd been attempting for a few weeks and after my victory whooping I had to go on and fight all these dudes with flame throwers who killed me. So I had to go back and fight Evrae again and that fight takes about THIRTY MINUTES.

I guess that wasn't really sparing you.

Anyway, so I was leaving work after contemplating that I am so broke I can't see and there were these young gentleman selling M&Ms outside of the subway and I was avoiding them because I didn't want any M&M's and they are pretty aggressive so I moved away and one of them yelled "You look like my bitch!", which if I wasn't afraid of receiving a beatdown from the rest of the candy gang I would have responded "No way! You look like MY bitch! It's a small world!" but instead I went on my way into the subway. Wow. That was a hell of a run on sentence. I'd like to see someone diagram that.

One good thing that happened was that Phyllis made lemon crepes.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

I'm feeling as though I should start putting Carson Daly references in all my posts. My last post got only two comments one of which was me.

I have to say that I had no idea that the subject of Carson Daly was a hot button issue. Needless to say though, I am thrilled with the amount of commentary the issue has received.

On a more serious note I also must admit to feeling guilty about writing the above and even thinking about Carson Daly, how short Ryan Seacrest is etc... when there are such atrocities like the beheading video which was released yesterday. I'm aware that events like these happen everyday but it isn't every day that they are thrust into my consciousness in such a way.

To Jimmy Legs: Sorry I didn't come to the show last night. I have zero money and sadly even less self control so I knew that if I went to the bar I would spend money I didn't have or even worse embark on an ugly "Can I borrow some money?" plan with a friend. I plan to be at the next Mr. Bones and Motico show for sure though.

I watched Animal precinct for the first time last night and I loved it! If you've never seen Animal Precinct it's basically Cops but with animal offenses. We saw a segment about a dog that had cancer and had this gigantic tumor. It had to have a mastectomy and let me tell you the animal cop was PISSED! It's kind of nice to watch Animal Precinct since you pretty much root for the people involved to get busted and go to jail whereas on regular old Cops it's sort of a 50/50 whether or not you want to see the people involved meet the two sides of the justice system. Then we watched some crazy show about snake bites and the main guy in this show is a pony tailed doctor who they showed endless shots of driving around in his mustang and talking on his cell phone in his southern accent. There was a long piece on his training in a helicopter where he and someone else were on a winch and they, I guess, winched down and had to practice helping this dummy who I like to think of as Snakebite Samantha. Good to know that if I am ever bitten by a snake in a ravine somewhere that cannot be reached by foot there is a pony tailed savior out there. Thanks dude in advance.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

I have quite a few unpopular opinions. This isn't a back patting exercise but rather just something I was considering as I was reading blogs this morning. Let me begin with one that never fails to elicit a "Whaaat?!" from people I know.

1. I don't mind Carson Daly. He doesn't bother me and in fact I put him in the "I wouldn't mind working with that guy if he was a coworker."

2. I don't mind Ryan Seacrest.

3. I don't actually hate emoticons and I think they are a good invention although I would never use them. It seems like a good idea to finally have something that you can type as an emotional indicator of what the text is trying to put across. It's really hard to use sarcasm in print for example but if you have a certain emoticon at the end then people can pick it up. I feel as though it is just another form of punctuation. That being said, I don't use them because people
seem to really hate them. I can't say much about that because I know I have a horrible response to "prolly". So if you write that cut it out.

4. Flavored coffee doesn't bother me all that much.

5. I prefer watching baseball on television.

Hardy Boys humor

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Whoa oh!!!!

Pit er Pat

Breaker! Breaker!The drummer Gina will most likely assault me at some point in the evening as is her habit.

And of course: THE PLANTS No website...yet!

Come on down...please! It going to be, um, fun.

I'm still not satisfied with the lack of explanation as to why Bush didn't apologize in his televised address to the Arabic world for the Iraqi prison abuse.

Glad to know Jennifer Aniston is going to carry the torch.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

This weekend I attended many events. The first of these was a tremendous vegan dinner cooked by my friend Josh Ploeg who is on a cooking tour of the United States promoting his cookbook
Something Delicious This Way Comes. Everything he made was very delicous and the deep fried items were especially good. There were something like seven or eight dishes and they were all amazing.

Saturday I went to a friend of a friend's house for the running of The Kentucky Derby. The F of the F had a nice house where there were pitchers of mint juleps which I drank sparingly of knowing that quaffing straight bourbon would put me flat out. The host was not so light in his juleping and got trashed which made for some uncomfortable moments later. As an aside, the horse that I picked came in 16th. After the derby we flipped around and settled on the National Spelling Bee which was fun to watch. To those who haven't asked yet, I have not seen Spellbound. We switched between the bee and some other show with lots of insane car wrecks until the car wreck show ended. Then we just watched the Bee and as we were watching the host kept yelling things like "Get it right you bitch!" and faking a Jamaican accent whenever the young Jamaican girl was on. Also, his comments about the Indians in the competition weren't so hot either. It takes quite a bit to offend me but if this hadn't been his house and I hadn't just eaten his food than I would have told him he needed to be quiet. As it was I just sort of squirmed and decided to leave. That night I went to a party in Williamsburg where I was sort of bored. I stood around for a bit and drank a few free beers before going home. Unfortunately, the few free beers must have affected me somehow since I lost my walkman and my address book. I know I harp on DJ's here sometime but how hard is it to keep people dancing at a party? The Buzzcocks and "This is the Modern World" just don't cut it. I'm no music afficinado but for god's sake how much thought does it take to figure out you put on "Off the Wall" and go from there?

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