Pirates are Cool.

Captured bits of life... Pirates at no extra cost. Arrrg. Also cool: Zombies, Aliens, Ninjas, Dinosaurs, Vikings, the Noble River Horse, the Sinister Octopi, Robots and Kittens.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Today my legs don't work right. I can't go fast and I keep bumping into things. I think its my inner robot?

Monday, January 22, 2007


I'm not dead, gay, counterculture or an immigrant. How the hell am I ever supposed to be a famous author!?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Its funny how things stack up sometimes. I'm working on a group project for Road Narrative, and one text (a film, actually) just keeps buzzing in my mind - Smoke Signals. It seems so relevant to the somewhat general topic of "Gender and the road" that my group has to discuss, that I found myself searching out the book that this film was based on, and ordering it. Today of all days, January 16th, it arrives in the mail and reading the introduction, I'm reminded of one of the reasons why I was so attracted to the story in the first place. Sherman Alexie, the author, says that "sons in this book really love and hate their fathers."

It's been a year to the day since my father died. Strange I should end up reading this book today, this book that deals with fathers and sons, alcoholism and sickness, with death, and ultimately, with the road, and what it means to take that trip. It's funny how things stack up like that sometimes.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Back to the Roots

I just finished playing through the Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. It was a pretty all right videgame.
Yesterday I also went to the mall and managed to find myself a copy of the Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition for gamecube, and have been playing the original game. It took me back to the days of my youth. Fighting Dodongo is still intense, even in 8bit graphics. What an awesome video game.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Strange that I have not

I had a really random dream last night that was heavily tied up with a punch clock lovingly nick named "Ol' Rodge." It never worked right, and was inside somebody's home, strangly enough.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

New Semester = Reimagination

And here we are on the cusp of a new year! It's very cuspy, I guess. I like the word "cusp," its kinda funny.

New stuff happens in new years, usually. Like, a whole new semester, where I have some interesting classes, and professor with names like "Yeager" and "Knight." My Gospel's prof doesn't really look a lot like a supoerhero, but with a name like James Knight, he sure sound like one. Myabe his superpower is Jesus, or speed reading or something. His weakness is quiet, because he's partially deaf.

Beyond superhero profs, I've also got some of the usual suspects, including Professor Brown. Good times, good times.

In completely unrelated news, the radioshow is undergoing some serious reinvention. It's been in talks for ages.... basically, everything Mike and I ever wanted (or promised) to do with the radio show is going to happen. Because of our changing musical emphasis and out new organisational skills, we're changing the name of the show.

Drop-D Radio is dead.

The show will have a new name to go with it's new styles and new time slot. Speaking of new time slot - we're back to two full hours of fun, now on wednesday nights from Ten 'till Midnight. Exciting times! You can expect the usual hyjinks, but with a little more organisation and perhaps a few more guided discussions. And stuff.

Two hours will allow us to present musical essays on occasion. I belive tomorrow night's show can be called something like "2006: Musical year in review" with possible discussion topics including what was good, what was bad, and that question that crops up every couple of years: "is rock dead?"

Also, the show is going to finally get the internerd attention we've been promising it. I might even design a logo.

And that about covers today's exciting news...

Monday, January 01, 2007

Why being an adult sucks

Playing with lego is generally frowned upon.