Archive for June, 2005

Spectacular Spectacle SMASH

My titanium spectacle frames broke this morning. I accidentally sat on them last night after getting home from the Sokolowski Benefit. Figures, instead of putting my extra check this month toward my debts, I have to purchase new glasses. Needless to say, I’m grouchy today.


I am a mild sort of womanizer and I’m trying to get over it. I’m always talking about some random girl that I think is hot, and basically being a big fat middle school kid. I think my friend nailed the problem when she said: i just think that when you are so preoccupied daily […]

Where in Cleveland?

Where in Cleveland are men’s clothing stores? I need to buy some black pants before Wednesday. I’m picky. I want flat fronted, heavier-than-dress-pants material, black pants. I was at ExpressMen and Kohl’s the other day [which is where I usually shop for clothes] and they didn’t have anything even approximating what I wanted. I realized […]

Pierre Foods Two-Fers: 2 Char-Broils with Cheese

Another visit to the Pierre Foods kitchen today at the vendy. I got 2 Char-Broils with Cheese for $1.50. Total weight: 4.8 ounces. Unfortunately I could not find the exact same item on the Pierre Foods site. Instead I’ve linked to the closest one. No nutritional information available, unfortunately.

Swenson’s Drive-In

I had lunch at Swenson’s Drive-In in Seven Hills. It was unlike Kunkel’s Drive-in in Connersville, they didn’t have the old boxes to call inside, instead you turn on your lights. The carhops run to and from the vehicles, I imagine they stay in good shape doing this. One of the carhops looked like she […]


My buddy’s band [the one I was briefly a part of] had its last show last night at the Rain Nightclub. A good crowd showed up, and Greyson and Patrick debuted some new music and provided an entertaining an intent show. They played all my old favorites too. Surprise of surprises, I even ran into […]

Talking Points

I’m a bit too spread around at the moment to come up with nice, thick and chewy weblog entries for further mastication. Thoughts still burble up but I don’t seem to have time to fatten them up. I’m going to list a few here in rough form for later exercise.

Canada 2005

This trip to Canada was a good one, despite some minor inconveniences. Much good food was eaten [I’ve regained all the weight I lost through mono], many many fish were caught, and I even managed to get a little suntan.

Father’s Day

So it’s Father’s Day, and I’ve not spoken to my father in almost ten years. I rarely even think about him, but lately I’ve been feeling the need to write him a letter. I am a vastly different person than the 14 year old who jumped out of a car [not moving] to get away […]

The Unreasoning Mask by Philip José Farmer

The Unreasoning Mask by Philip José Farmer is yet another first edition hardcover I picked up for 50 cents. I’d been impressed with his book To Your Scattered Bodies Go, so when I stumbled across something else by him, and for such a good price, I picked it up. It was alright. I think Mr. […]

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin

Otis Spunkmeyer is at least a recognizable name in the creepy refrigerated vendy downstairs. Yesterday I bought a Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin for $1.00. It was 6.5 oz and 700 calories of muffin goo, held together only by long chain saturated fats, but nonetheless was tasty in a processed sort of way. I was going […]

Community Leadership Training

I got invited to attend three days of community leadership training and last night was the first night. We did a lot of discussion on what makes a community, what makes a neighborhood, what makes a stakeholder, what makes a leader. Since I’ve been to several leadership workshops, camps and all that it was a […]

Ubik by Philip K. Dick

A few months back I picked up a first edition hardcover of Philip K. Dick’s Ubik for 50 cents. I finally read it, yesterday. It is typical, full of mind-bending Dickisms, so worth a read. Spoilers past the hoo-ha.

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

By recommendation I read Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. It is a novel about the history of philosophy, written in such a way the the concepts from the pre-Socratics through Kant and up to Sartre could be grasped by a juvenile. Spoilers past the jump.

Garden State

I finally saw Garden State, and didn’t like it at all. I can forgive the sloppy editing, but for me the characters were all absolutely lifeless, and the story was like stale artificial sweetener. I think the movie inspired deadness in me because I in no way connected to the lives or problems of any […]

Habitat Workday Take Two

Today I was able to dust off the skills I learned in my metal sculpture class in college in order to fabricate some anchors for the retaining wall. Sparks were flying just like the old days. I also had to thread some piping, which was basically large scale epee building. I wish universities required more […]

Habitat Workday

My company lets us have two days of paid volunteer work a year, I used my first day today and will use my second day tomorrow, working for Habitat for Humanity. Last year involved lots of earth-moving and bucket cleaning. This year I managed to get my hands on some power tools and did some […]

The Chrysalis of Chang-Tzu

I dreamed I was a butterfly buffeted about my meadow with tired wings and memories of leaf-eating before wrapping myself in silk to sleep. I awoke as Chang-Tzu under silk sheets and ready for breakfast on my windriven mountain. but wait. Am I Chang-Tzu dreaming I am a butterfly or am I a butterfly dreaming […]