Archives for the month of: August, 2006

why the eff did my tivo record ‘commando’?

yikes, it’s been quite awhile since i’ve written anything! possible activities for the coming months (if i write it here then i _have_ to do it right?):

  • bicycling
  • self-defense class w/cecile
  • archery!
  • spelunking
  • battlestar galactica fridays
  • sufjan stevens concert (sept. 26 – i have an extra ticket if you want to come)
  • stefapalooza/labrequefest/engagement extravaganza in morris, il
  • canadian thanksgiving
  • galileo’s grave premier

this past weekend i flew to LA to visit meghan and do some nerd things with pat. the trip was super! saw a lot of people, picked up some cds and comic books, saw two movies in two great theatres (‘snakes on a plane’ at mann’s chinese theatre and ‘idlewild’ at the arclight dome) and drank some margaritas. also got to eat at baja fresh, in-n-out burger, this great restaurant around the corner from meghan & josh’s apartment called marmalade cafĂ©, and delicious tacos at tito’s. no mishaps during the weekend – there was a small accident involving strawberry margarita and an uncovered blender and a raging wildfire up north, but nothing that cast a pall over the trip. i saw a bunch of people i hadn’t seen in awhile and was reminded yet again of how great it would be to live in LA, if for no other reason than my best friend and some of the people i spent a lot of time with in college live out there. *sigh* someday guys, someday.

after much deliberation, i decided to buy a car. i looked online on and off for a few months and this past week i finally got serious about it. on friday i bought a 1999 civic ex. it’s a two-door, it’s black and it was insanely cheap for a car that seems to be in incredibly good condition.

after many years of putting it off, i decided to buy (and finally learn to ride) a bike. today after work mark and i went to target and i bought a little purple magna. oh man is it purple. oh man is it little. mark standing next to the bike (in his suit no less, having gone to a client meeting today) was prime photo material and i was so amused that i completely forgot to take a picture.

both the car and bike are ripe for naming. i don’t have any ideas for the car yet, but i’m thinking for the bike maybe like ‘bikey’ (which is the name of one of julia wertz‘s bikes) or ‘squatty’ since it’s pretty ridiculously small. mark asked a guy at the bike shop we went to first if maybe we should try getting me a kids’ bike instead of a full-size and he was like, ‘uh. no.’ so instead i’ve got the smallest “full-size” bike made, basically.

if you have bike or car name recommendations, please leave your ideas in the comments. the more ridiculous/inane/raunchy the better.

p.s. – yes, i don’t know how to ride a bike. …YET!!!

man i LOVE mr. narwhal! i gotta buy that movie.

link via aaron

it’s 90 degrees. with heat index it’s 103 degrees.

it’s 8:30pm.