"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Coasting, vacation, and nerdery.

Spent most of the day downstairs, which is a rarity seeing as how it's twenty some degrees out, and not much warmer in the living room. Cooked up some burgers that have been in the freezer for uhm, four or five months, in the George Forman grill. Dowsed them in A1 sauce and it was all good. Just goes to show, I suppose, that you put enough steak sauce on anything that it'll be fine. An Alien hasn't burst out of my chest and started singing and dancing yet, at any rate.

The Avril "Sessions at AOL" thing was on Fuse for the umpteenth time, and I noticed she was wearing a "BUTCH SUCKS" shirt, which was vaguely disturbing. Michelle's birthday took place at the Butch show up at the Northstar last week.

That was not a very happy night, unfortunately. cough.

Watched a lot of Law and Order, the season finale of South Park (which was fucking insane). Read a bunch of shell scripting docs (which I haven't done in years, as all the scripts I write, I write in Perl, but I'm bored), and did a little work.

Tickets have been acquired for flying home for the holidays (the 31st to the 6th, not exactly traditional, but...), and the plan as it currently stands is for me to fly into Phoenix, get picked up by my sister, apparently there's going to be a hotel involved, then drive to Albuquerque the next day.

Why we aren't just driving straight to ABQ I have no idea. It's only seven hours.

And of course to get back home I'll be driving the seven hours back to Phoenix, and then the sitting around in the airport, and then the flying for gods knows how many hours...

Why am I getting thos awful sense of deja vu -- oh, because I just did this last month. Hopefully I won't get punched in the head this trip.

What a fucking charlie foxtrot my life is.


Finally got around to playing with NetNewsWire after everyone and their mother wouldn't shut up about it. RSS is one of those things that I ignored because "open all in tabs" was Good Enough. Now that I've spent a day using an aggregator, I'm annoyed that half the sites I read don't syndicate...

The backup situation at work is slowly beginning to stabilize.

The mail situation at work is slowly beginning to stabilize.

It sort of drives me nuts that system is not even remotely written but I already have an idea for the sequel in mind...


I'm going to bed now.

December 15, 2004 11:56 PM

Whaaaa? Avril wearing a shirt that says Butch Sucks? I wonder if that's some sort of joke, considering he writes some of her stuff and toured with her. What is this Fuse that you saw this on? I'm going to see Butch on Saturday here in ATL. Glad you got to see Butch live. Later Shrike


Posted by: atl_jimbo at December 17, 2004 4:31 PM

Jim: Butch sells "Butch Sucks" merch on his tours. Damn, enjoy the ATL show! I'm sure it'll be awesome, him being a hometown boy and all. -M

Posted by: Michelle at December 17, 2004 9:14 PM

Fuse is a music video TV network that actually plays music videos.

Of course, it just plays the crap you'd hear on the radio but eh, that's okay sometimes, too.

It sort of ties into "the N" channel for me, for some reason. I guess because I associate that sort of music with that sort of post- teenybopper too-hip-for-their-own-good kinda teenager clique.

Posted by: bda at December 18, 2004 3:11 PM

Seeing the "Butch Sucks" shirts at the show reminded me that I had seen them on the Butch web site long ago, and that I shouldn't be so stupid. I'm going to go see this show again in Athens, GA on Monday night. I know, I know, Athens is like the ass of Georgia, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices to see Butch. You should all drive down for the show. (By the way, the old guys from Marvelous 3 were there and they had a small reunion, playing 3 songs together. I'm sure they will do it again Monday night.)


Posted by: atl_jimbo at December 19, 2004 12:54 AM

you have a sequel for something that isn't finished? how posh. ;)

Posted by: shady at December 20, 2004 6:29 PM

Jim - I am now insanely jealous. I heard about Slug and Jayce showing up for the Saturday night show, and the fact that you saw that AND are seeing Butch again as I type this has me green with envy. You don't have to tell me about making sacrifices to see Butch, though. My best friend and I drove from Philadelphia to Atlanta to see the very last M3 show. That was one of the best days of my life.

Ok, I am going to stop using Bryan's journal comment area as a message board. //M out.

Posted by: Michelle at December 20, 2004 9:53 PM
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