October 20th, 2003

the only earth?


not mentioned in any detail: skipping brunch, returning to my old barber, soup, the tied world series, michigan state's apparently good season, the army surplus store, c-list celebrity haircuts

My vibrating phone fell off the shelf this morning when Marvin, the theoretical new landlord, called to schedule a meeting for the evening at Starbucks. I talked to him for a while tonight about his rigorous standards for cleanliness and recent renovation efforts among other things. Now that I have a good option for an apartment without any work, Tim & Al are giving up on finding a better space and want to stay here. So I don't know what I'm going to do about staying or going.

I've been trying to work on this "how the world should sound all the time" compilation project and am well beyond the deadline. It could be five songs or fifty, but I think fewer is more accurate. I feel like I need to re-listen to everything so as not to forget something great so it is taking forever.

I think the caffeine from my evening meeting might be wearing off.
  • Current Music
    Modest Mouse - edit the sad parts
the only earth?

but why read the news anyway?

In an interview with Brit Hume (who, according to GWB, has a "beautiful face"), we learned that George W. Bush relies on morning briefings from Andy Card and Condoleeza Rice for the news. While he looks at the headlines, he rarely reads the stories saying:

"The best way to get the news is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."

Michael Kinsley explores the contradictions in Bush's attitudes about news filtration.
the only earth?

filtered water and pictures of you

What a bad day not to be able to find my umbrella. I don't think that I've needed it since I moved this summer. Now I have no idea where it is. And it was so small and thin and flat.

Something about being drenched or it being Monday and I didn't get anything done at the office.

Jon, Rachel, and I went to the Irish Emigrant for quiz night. Of all of the quiz nights that we've failed at, this was definitely the most enjoyable: lots of quick rounds, BINGO, puzzles, etc. Once we convince a few more people to join us, we might have a chance.