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Saturday, July 31, 2004

I heard from my good friend Doug today. You can't really seem him all that well in this picture, but he's on the right playing bass. The dude playing guitar is Josh Baker and the woman and drums is Erin. They are Chased and Smashed.

I really miss Portland sometimes.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Poker report: I lost.

And in other news today, the Crafty Irishman came around for the third friday in a row with bananas for everyone in the office. Why does he do this? Only the gods know. It's a nice thing to do I suppose.

My boss is eating a chicken fajita. He's really good at talking with his mouth full.

I will tell you that I enjoy the name of the website here.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Sometimes people complain that I don't post enough. I have a secret. I don't have enough to say to post every single day. I mean, I could sort of fake it I guess.

Let's try: I sure ate too much today. I went to this pay by the pound food place (not the place I used to eat at the made me sick all the time but was cheap, but the more expensive place that doesn't make me sick) and becaue it's kind of upscale I had a bit of sticker shock when I got up to the register.

The Genius really likes Catherine Zeta-Jones. "The best part about Zorro!"

There is a new overused phrase in the office: "You can't make this stuff up!" Everyone says it. Well, everyone but me because it's so TOTALLY ANNOYING TO HEAR IT EVERY FIVE MINTUES.

Steady Eddie's roomate's dog died. He and his roomate are sad about this. I wonder if Steady and his roomate are gay. I think it might be rude to bring this up with him.

Is it an attractive young woman or an old crone? I like these sorts of "eyebenders".

One thing I never did much care for though were those things that were popular in the 90's where you looked at some jumble of colors for awhile and then it finally resolved itself into a white tiger or something. I could never see those things and I mean never. I would look at them with other people and they would say "Oh yeah! I see it." and I would look and look and never see a damn thing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Sunday was fraught with almost peril. After overdoing it (You? overdoing it? No way!--ed)on Saturday Heather and I went out to breakfast the next morning and I decided to have a tuna sandwich. This was not a good idea. I felt so totally ill afterwards that I drank an entire bottle of Pepto while I staggered home and tried not to barf on anyone. So as I sat at home watching the Mets game I tried to get my nausea under control which I finally did.

After this I decided that I would do laundry and so I went out to the 24 hour laundry place and then came back and played games on the computer while I waited to go back and put my clothes in the dryer. After about thirty minutes I went to walk back out and realized I'd left the door cracked a little bit and maybe a cat got out. I panicked. I did a cat head count and could only find four of them. So I went all over the neighboorhood and on the roof and no cat. So finally I had to call Jessie and tell her that I had lost the cat and she took it very calmly. Certainly more calmly than I'd been taking it for the past few hours. So when Jessie got home she opened her closet door and inside was the cat who had been in there for three days. It seemed fine although it hadn't had food or water in that long. I was also very surprised that it didn't start meowing or something. All and all it was relief that the cat was okay but I about had a coronary.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

I can't decide. Do I hate "Revenge of the Sith" or do I like "Revenge of the Sith"? Why is life so difficult?

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Today is the day that I turn thirty.  I can only hearken back to Sterling's words when he told me about turning this magic age: "Dude, it's like this. Nothings changed except that you go to the store and you think 'Oh, I'll buy this ramen. AND I'm thirty.' or 'I think I'll take the L train. AND I'm thirty.'"

So far I've found this mental state of events to be true for me as well. "Rufus is licking the couch. AND I'm thirty." 

Hopefully today I will have a nice dinner at a Vietnamese place and then sample some Real Ale. After that it's off to Amy's house for her going away party and maragarita excitement.


Wednesday, July 21, 2004

An interesting voicemail greeting: "Hey, this is Norm Smith from Zamba Solutions. Please leave me a message and have an awesome day.".

An "awesome day"?

I know, I know. It's been awhile. Sorry.

Sunday I went with my friend Alex to the Stonehome Wine Bar. Holy lord it was expensive. I mean, I know that it's a wine bar and wine is spendy but this was a little on the wallet hurting side. Despite this I had a great time with Alex and Kath who I don't see very often. Alex and I were in a band in high school together called the Tone Def Whiteboys which was my first step into the world of ass kicking rock and roll. It was also my introduction to the weird musician type since we played with alot of different people who were all "different" in their own special ways.

Learn more about the Sudan.

Saturday I turn 30. Hooray... Last year I had this to say:

July 24! It's my birthday! I share a birthday with Gauge who is my favorite porn star,(look, I worked in an adult environment for 5 years including buying the videos at one time so you're bound to get some favorites, right?) Barry Bonds, Alexander Dumas, Simon Bolivar, Amelia Earhart, Anna Paquin, Lynda Carter, Jennifer Lopez , Michael Richards, and Gus Van Sant. Fascinating, huh?

Of course it's fascinating.

Friday, July 16, 2004

In a few days I will be coming up on my one year anniversary of starting my own online ego stroke. How exciting! Yes, one year of laughs, tears, and insight into the mind of me, Josh Reynolds. I hope you've enjoyed this wild ride.

Martha, Martha, Martha. Yes, it was the proverbial slap on the wrist although she really didn't DO much of anything. Five months in jail is five months in jail no matter which way you slice it.

That Subway! They apparently have no money and someone tried to light a ticket booth on fire yesterday. Also, Jared is back.

I'd like to link to some of this stuff but blogger is being stupid and not letting me. Also, I'm too lazy to put the html in myself.

Carl cleaned me out last night during a poker game. I learned the difference between being an aggressive better like Carl and a reckless "F It!" better like me.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Last night I went to my friend Razen's book release party for his collection of short stories Farewell You Young Romantic.

It was at a bar called Serenas that I would normally never go to because it's a tad froofy for my taste and beer costs six dollars apiece. I've lived in NY now for over two years and that sort of price still really sticks in my craw.

I will be making my first visit back to Seattle since I left next month. I was feeling a little nervous about going back since I wondered if I would have anything to talk about to people and if there were just going to be alot of uncomfortable silences. However, after talking to Alda and Jerome I felt much better. We had the sort of conversation that we've always had and that was comforting. It was as if I'd never left the cozy arms of the world's greatest peep show.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Everyone knows Chick Tracts. Are you ready for the Jack Chick movie?

Thanks to Dean for the link.

More work funnies:

Ira: Josh, are you familiar with our company Overnite Express at all?

Josh: No. Not really.

Ira: We are the fourth largest trucking company in the United States.

Josh: No shit?

Ira. Yes.

Josh: So, that's a "no" on the interview.

Ira: Yes.


The "No shit" just slipped out. Thank goodness no one heard.

Also, Happy 30th to Marya

Friday, July 09, 2004

I enjoyed this post from Ben Weasel...

Tonight I will foray into the world of Fahrenheit 9/11. Michael Moore is doing something right because people can't get enough of talking about this movie. I printed out the 59 deceits piece to look at afterward in order to generate discussion. I know what you are thinking. "God forbid I should see Garfield with Josh and he brings 'Garfield: Survival of the Fattest' for us to discuss afterwards.". Rest assured this isn't something I normally do. Really.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

A new energy drink

I suppose that this was a niche that was just waiting to be filled.

What is next for the energy drink? I thought I'd seen it all with the Clamato energy drink but they keep astounding me. There are just so many out there now with Shark and GPush which has galactose (whatever the hell that is) and tons of others. I'm not an energy drink consumer usually but I've never seen any of these.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

I'm a Fourth of July Scrooge. Not in the "I'm not particularly patriotic" way which is a given but in the "Fireworks sure are boring" way. I find them dull from beginning to end and especially after twenty five minutes of them I was ready for that crapola to be over.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Behold a new era! Pictures upon the blog!

Thank you Heather.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Bee Report:

It didn't happen. I got to Freddy's and set up the microphone and got out my words just ready to go when a gentleman came in with his drum equipment. It turned out that somehow the day had been double booked. So, because I didn't know how many people were going to show for my bee and the band member said that they were expecting 30 or 40 people so I felt the honorable thing to do was to let them have their show. Thus, I ended up working the receiving/grief line as people came in and I had to announce sadly that the bee was postponed due to a unforeseen jazz combo.

I emailed Donald O'Finn today to try and set up a new time but he hasn't gotten back to me. As soon as I know...you'll know.



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