Monday, March 31, 2008

What an aneurism feels like

Dark Roasted Blend: Disturbing Wiring, Part 4

Are you the kind of person who bundles their electronics cables neatly so that there's only one organized path from your desk to the power bar? You probably don't want to look at this. I already have enough troubles with crumbs, germs and counting things, but I was unprepared for what I experienced when I clicked. My head started swimming, my breath got shallow. The floor opened up for a second and all I saw was a gaping chasm of fiery, tangled briar.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Try their breakfast

Things I went to IKEA to purchase:
-1 FADO blown glass globe table lamp

Things I purchased at IKEA:
-1 blue RITVA knitted throw
-1 pair of green ALLEBY slippers, slightly too small but only $3.99 so who cares?
-1 STRILA apple corer
-1 IDEALISK tea infuser
-42 TINDRA pear-scented tea lights

Friday, March 14, 2008

For a good time call

It looks like I might be am attending the Sasquatch Music Festival in Central Washington with The Lady and some of her friends. The original plan was Coachella, but this is closer. And cheaper. And not in the desert. I cannot stress this last part enough. If you want to take a pleasant outing and ruin it, try this at home: Step 1 - Invite me. Step 2 - Leave me for 3 days in 30-plus degree weather. Step 3 - Dehydrate me.

Fun fact: we will no longer be friends.

I'm very excited to be going on this trip. I don't take a lot of time off and I take even fewer actual vacations. I haven't left the country since I was 11 years old. I'll have graduated. In short, I think I've earned this.

But there's one problem: with this many good acts, at whom will I throw my panties? That, readers, is up to you. Look at the lineup and post your top 3 in the comments. Before Sasquatch I'll post the winner and runners up.

My tentative votes:

1. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
2. The National
3. Kathleen Edwards