Archive for April, 2004

Last Chance Saloon

The Haiku contest ends tomorrow. This is your last chance to submit entries. Some of you have only submitted one haiku so you can submit one more. Others [B?rd, Phil, epm] have not submitted anything. You, I think, are commies. So click on the damn contest picture over on the side and submit something. Winner […]

Random Is As Random Ever Was

So I was across the street eating lunch in the cafeteria with some coworkers when, out of nowhere, I run into Chris Sikorski, a buddy of mine from college. The last I had heard from him he was working for the SEC in Chicago; he still is, and was in Cleveland doing an ‘examination’ [not […]

Adam’s Nonsensical Ontological Argument

Here I go again with more of this thinking stuff. You ever get the feeling that you’ve thought of something mindblowing and then find out later that someone else thought about it 100s of years before you and it was probably just chilling in your subconscious? Yeah, I hate that. So a few days ago […]

What I Think About My Art.

I was rummaging through my old sheet music last night in search of something simple enough for me to play on my guitar. While doing this I came to the conclusion that eight years ago I was a damn good saxophonist. Up until high school marching band killed my love of musical performance [a love […]

Same Old Dog and Pony Show

So when I was talking with someone [ok it was my mother] over the weekend she once again raised a concern about my content on this thingy. She worries that my Mennonite uncle, who apparently reads this… actually I can’t even tell what she worries about because she just says ‘I read it and then […]

Another Dream

so i remembered another dream i had last night. its pretty straightforward. i go visit this little old lady with cookies who prophesizecies to me about what happens later on in my dream [sounds like the matrix]. i never remember dream dialogue so forget about what she said. it was basically something along the lines […]

Free Concert Friday

So, because I have developed a few connections through my work and have started writing music reviews for Urban Dialect, I have now had guestlist access to two shows that I would otherwise had to pay for. Last night I waltzed in to the Grog Shop to see Waiting For Evangeline, Murder By Death! and […]

Bedside Ontology

The moments right before I fall asleep are my most thoughtful moments of the day. It is when I get philosophical or, more often, obtuse. Sometimes this happens in the shower in the mornings but not regularly. There is something about having my mind in this liminal state that lets my subconcious and conscious work […]

The Format and the Twilight Zone

Look, you all know that I am a frigging doofus. The fact that you know this is probably part of the reason you read this [if, in fact, you read this]. Thus, it might not surprise you that, in my typical overenthusiastic way, I could purchase concert tickets that are not even worth using as […]

I, Robot Yarf

i’m not updating much because this week is crazy busy for me. i saw a preview for I, Robot last night which pissed me off to no end because it is so far removed from what Isaac Asimov wrote that it is nothing more than a Matrix-like spinoff with Will Smith and a classic title. […]


There was a Metafilter meetup this Saturday over on the east side. There was a grand total of 3 of us there, which is about what I expected judging from the number of MeFis nearby. It was pretty laid back. I sorta felt like I was talking too much but I suppose if I really […]

Contest Update

Only 12 more days in the Haiku Contest. So far I have 12 haiku. Paltry folks. Paltry. feh, deh, teh, meh and beh. my knee is creaky sometimes it tries to kill me it really hates the rain ignoramuses with screen doors on submarines in North Dakota horseradish and more haba?ero peppers please torpedo sandwich

Job Hunt Redux

After I got my car serviced and a belt replaced today I went around getting applications for a part-time job. I snagged apps from Waldenbooks and Suncoast and applied at Target. What I’ve got my sights set on, however, is a job as a projectionist at a movie theater. I’m not sure how to go […]

The Young Guy

I met a bunch of folks from Urban Dialect last night at the Excursions event at Peabody’s. It was good to meet other people working at the magazine. I don’t really think I’m working for the magazine right now, I’m just sort of peripherally involved, although I have submitted a few music reviews. I’m the […]


I woke up this morning feeling very anxious and I cannot figure out why, exactly, I am feeling this way. The fact that I followed a hearse most of my way in to work today seems a bit coincidental [to use the word in the wrong context for the wrong reason] since I am not […]

Mad Lib Results

Here is the Mad Lib that everyone helped on: There was this wheelbarrow, see. He is the one who did it. No no no. Pay attention. It was yesterday dawn and I was about twenty-six yards from the nearest coffee when suddenly there was this terrible sound. It was like 66 llamas mating in unison […]

Fill in the Blanks

I’m making a sort of Mad Lib thing and you, my dear reader, have to supply me with the missing words. I’ll take what you give me and post them all tomorrow. 1. Thing 2. Time of day 3. Number 4. Noun 5. Number 6. Animal 7. Musical instrument 8. Direction 9. Color 10. Noun […]


The haiku contest is still rolling and submissions aren’t pouring in! I’m still waiting for some of you who I know read this to submit something. [Meagan, Lauren, Kara, etc.] Get to work! I added a link to Daily Contentions, a blog by a fellow Domer named Lucas Sayre. In lieu of an actual post, […]

The Format: Interventions and Lullabies

This album is absolutely amazing. I might have said that about some other albums sometime in the past but I was lying or under the influence of some sort of mind altering substance. In fact I’m under the influence of a mind altering substance right now. That substance is, of course, this wonderfully vibrant and […]

Show Tonight

Tonight I’m going to see Subliminal Self at the Hi-Fi club. Five Dollar Beer is part of this musical creation so I expect most of the songs to be about world foods. I was teamed up upon yesterday by those who I thought were my friends. They tried to convince me that tonight’s show was […]


Percival comes. If I pretend he is not here He grows larger in the barn, filling all the shadows, And then I cannot go in to feed the cows And I hear those who give milk crying for milk And I see their hearts, like children’s palms, Opening and closing in the garden. Even in […]

Haiku Contest 2004

It is time for the second annual [and this time organized a bit better] Organic Mechanic Haiku contest. Go here if you want to educate yourself a bit on haiku. The Prize The winner will receive A Glimpse of Red : The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku and a compilation CD of randomness made […]


Today for your reading pleasure I had described my sickness in detail. However I forgot to save it and I lost the entry. Therefore you only get one sentence of description. When I cough up my phlegm it immediately sinks to the bottom of the toilet and looks like dried wood glue.

Weekend Thoughts

I’m sick so this entry might be a bit more erratic than usual. My internet is still down at my apartment, and has been so since Friday. Cox said they had no room this weekend to send someone out to take care of it. The only two possibilities that come to mind for why I […]

How to Play Double Bid Euchre Part II: Strategery

This is Part II of my How to Play Double Bid Euchre series which began with How to Play Double Bid Euchre Part I: Basic Gameplay, yesterday and will conclude with How to Play Double Bid Euchre Part III: How to Really Play Double Bid Euchre, tomorrow. Woo. Strategy: Bidding: If you are the first […]