Friday, October 21, 2016

october twenty-first

Five for October 21st:

Freshly shorn. Close-shaved last night for the first time since last spring, when I was in Tom’s wedding. Had to reset the facial hair. Actually feels really good- might start changing it up a bit.

Internet issues. My interweb at work is down for some reason, so if you see this, it means it either came back up or I posted it from my iPhone.

Fall weather. The next six to seven days are looking unreal- mid seventies, sunshine, crisp and humidity-free. Definitely going to be some bike rides in next week.

Cool stuff. Pumpkin bread at work, new set of rib bones, chori pollo, morning drums, phone photo dump, 5ANs.

Weekend action. Leaving a half day early today to hang out with the kids while Lisa is in Grafton for the night, Andy’s wedding at Tower Grove, hanging out with friends, neighbors and kids, early Sunday skate session at JB.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

october twentieth

Five for October 20th:

Chesterfield Mall. Word on the street is, the writing is on the wall for it to be closed completely. This is almost inconceivable to me, as it was the spot of more junior high and high school Friday and Saturday nights than I can even recall, to say nothing of a million childhood memories.

HRC playing Trump like a cheap fiddle. It’s almost like it was too easy.

Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer. Mind blowing. Looks like I’ll be picking up an Xbox One sometime in the next year.

Cool stuff. Pandora Revisited, butternut squash soup, Spitfire Fall ’16, Ranchito Thursday, half day tomorrow.

Summer shorts. They keep ripping, begging for the sweet release of death, and I keep sewing them back up. Waste not, want not. Never mind the fact that it looks like I tore them off the corpse of a homeless person.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

october nineteenth

Five for October 19th:

What I learned at Father’s night. I’m 10 years old, my favorite food is jelly beans, I like going to Florida, and I have green and blue hair.

Upland ‘89. An hour plus of footage surfaced yesterday documenting some of the last sessions that ever went down at the fabled Pipeline skatepark, courtesy of Jim Gray. Completely awesome.

Must-reads. George Takei’s open letter to America’s young voters, The Unforgivables: Donald Trump’s Top Collaborators, The Hate Comes Home to Roost.

Cool stuff. Organic Frosted Flakes, Caballero Chinese Dragon blem + stickers, Emergen-C resupply, Stephen Egerton interview, Seoul Taco burritos, new issue of Decibel.

Rain rain. Looks like my afternoon skate plans have been washed away.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

october eighteenth

Five for October 18th:

Tonight. Father’s night at Jane’s preschool. Can’t believe a year has already elapsed since the last one. Should be a good time hanging out with my girl.

Queen. Their previously unreleased fast version of “We Will Rock You” is 110% the most bad assed thing I've ever heard in my life.

Quote of the day. “The most terrifying result of drug-testing Trump would be that he’s not on drugs.” -Andy Borowitz

Cool stuff. These guys, evening at Clifton Park, Essential Knots debut show at Foam in a few weeks, Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2017, lunch with Brian, Powell Slash Skates decks.

Tuesday soundtrack. Judge, El Caco, Sacred Reich, Terrorizer, Orchid, Gang Green, Motorhead, Hellacopters, Cerebral Ballzy, McRad, Tom Petty.

Monday, October 17, 2016

october seventeenth

Five for October 17th:

Weekend highlights. In no particular order: Jane’s first ballet recital plus her final birthday week celebration at the farm, buying/putting up Halloween decorations, swimming at the Y, early Saturday session at JB with Chris and Brian.

Drums. Slowly but surely tweaking the new Alesis to get it just right. It’s pretty close at this point, both in terms of positioning and dialing in the exact right kit. Still getting used to it, but it’s eons above my old one no matter how you slice it.

Shonen Knife. Apparently they played at Firebird last night and I totally missed it. I have no idea how this show was so completely off my radar, but I’m kicking myself.

Cool stuff. Cookies and K-cups at work, new M.O.D.O.K figure, impromptu dinner at Las Palmas, $62 cash spiff, last gasp of summer weather, Retrowave.

Grosso’s Loveletters. New rant and rave is up now, and of course is hilarious and awesome. Gratuitous droppage of F-bombs (as usual) in case you’re working.

Friday, October 14, 2016

october fourteenth

Five for October 14th:

Quote of the day. "I can't believe I'm saying a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women.” -Michelle Obama

Caffeine. Snatched up some Starbucks Sumatra k-cups and a bag of Seattle’s Best #5 on the way in today- in my mind, the two best non-artisan coffees you can get at any normal grocery store. Trust me, I’ve done the research.

November Coming. Apparently a visit from our LP rep, who also happens to be Steve Zing from Samhain/Danzig, is happening next month. Should be pretty cool to hang out with that guy for a while.

Cool stuff. This goofball, Know Your Roll – 2017 Lineage Master/Sport frames, payday, 2.5-mile run at the gym last night, Blues win hope opener.

Weekend action. Sunny, 80-degree couple of days coming up. Plans include a skate session or two, trip to the farm for Jane’s final birthday week shindig, possible party at a coworker’s place, and trying not to get sick.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

october thirteenth

Five for October 13th:

Last night. Had a blast at Happy Joe’s for Jane’s birthday night celebration. She scored a stuffed animal, a couple of Koosh creatures and a high-bounce ball and was good to go.

Blues. 1st in the Central Division, handily won the season opener against the Blackhawks, home opener tonight. Stanley cup, here we come.

Horror house. "These are all very nice, but I'm really looking for something with more of a ‘Winchester Mystery House meets possessed homicidal Victorian clown doll, American Horror Story, descent into insanity’ sort of vibe. Something cozy, where rooms change size and disappear on their own and every night is a battle to make it to the dawn when the doors finally unlock themselves. Got anything like that?"

Cool stuff. Bob Dylan awarded Nobel Prize in literature, busting out the new jacket, pastry crisps, afternoon roll-around.

Raise the roof. Our front parking lot is jammed with trucks and cranes right now- and is out of service for the foreseeable future- as we get a much-needed new roof put on the building. Here’s hoping we don’t get collapsed on.