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Saturday, August 05, 2006
I don't have a clue...

To what they're talking about, but you must must MUST watch the video.  It's memelicious!


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Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Being a Dud.. er I mean Dad...

So, I never really wanted, like really really REALLY wanted to have have kids.  But now that I have 2 little girlies, it's not as bad as I had thought it would be.  Even with girls.  I dunno, I find I can't relate to a lot of what they like to do and stuff, but I love them very dearly and they are precious.  They have me wrapped around their fingers.  Sigh... life ain't too bad as a Dad. 

In the last couple weeks I taught my 8 yr. old how to ride a bike and she's really so happy about it.  She had been so afraid of not having training wheels and falling over, but once she finally got going it was like a duck to water.  We went riding together the other day, just the 2 of us.  It was a nice day.  Later, she and I and my 3 yr. old went to see Cars (which was pretty good, though some critics say it sucks.  I don't know why they would say that.  Like all the Pixar stuff it was well done and left me feeling emotional in the end.  but whatever... *waving my hands like that's not important*)  It was nice having the girls with me without my wife because they tend to gravitate toward her when she's around.  But when it's just me, they are all over me with their love.  Anyway, the 8 yr. old loved the movie as did the 3yr old (even though she slept on my lap through half of it.  Geez, kids weigh a ton when they are all limp don't they?). 

Next weekend we're going to have a walk through of our new house which will be empty by then.  I'm really looking forward to moving in, but not the actual move.  Moving is such a drag.  We've been in our current house about 9 months, and I'm not relishing taking all this shit apart and putting it all together again.



Currently listening to:
Flood
By They Might Be Giants




Currently watching:
Fun with Dick and Jane
Staring Jane Fonda



Spit out on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 by bonnach
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Thursday, June 01, 2006
Tall Lesbians...

in extra tight tights are hot ... In case you didn't realize that before. 

Anyway, just trying to keep this blog from being booted because of inactivity.
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Oh yeah, we are buying a house.  It's awesome.  Looks somewhat like this, except with more mature trees in front and needing a new roof. We think this is the owner, who we haven't met yet. You know that I've got to meet him!  It was a rental and the latest tenents are Methodist pastors, so it's in great shape.  The pentagram on the floor of the garage could have been put there by anyone!

That is all.  Seeya in 4-6 months I guess.




Currently watching:
Schultze Gets the Blues

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Currently reading:
Polaris
By Jack McDevitt
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
What a fun day!

So today I traded in about 400+ crappy cds that were donated to the library to the local, awesome record store who gave me store credit to buy lots of cool stuff for the libraries.  Well, not necessarily new stuff, but stuff we should have.  Like the classics that have disappeared over the years.  I also got some new cool stuff as well.  Anyhoo, it was a fun day of roaming around the store looking and drooling and wandering and wishing I was a fucking millionaire.  I had taken several lists of things we needed, but I kept going off the board for better stuff.  So shoot me.  Man, I love that store, and it's right out behind the library too.  Mike and Shawn were so nice and helpful.  I'm going to be spending the rest of the week listening to all the slammin' tunes!

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I started watching 2046 tonight, but I'm feelin' kinda groggy, and it's kinda a strange flick that you have to concentrate on, so I'm going to have to shelve it til tomorrow night. I was also going to get tickets to the SLO International Film Fest, but I can hardly find the time to see a single movie a week, let alone 4, so I think I'll have to skip it this year.  Plus, there's the grogginess factor... Hopefully I'll see some star types waltzing around town in their fancy cars and limos.  I'll let you all know if I see Malcolm McDowell sharing an herbal brownie with one of our many homeless chefs.

Spit out on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 by bonnach
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Sunday, March 05, 2006
This has probably been around for awhile...

still, it's impressive.


I saw The Matador last night.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Everyone I'd talked to had said how great it was, and you know what that means.  The wife was less impressed, but she has a hard time enjoying characters as amoral as Brosnan and Kinnears are.  It was a nice night out without the kiddies anyway.   It also reminded me of the time my parents took me and my brother to a bull fight in Mexico as kids.  I think  it's one of those kinds of experiences that stay with you the rest of your life.  Not in a bad way either.  Even watching a matador getting severely gored in front of a packed crowd was kinda surreal.  Lots and lots of blood.  A good time was had by all and we had a nice steak dinner afterward.  Or some tacos or something.  Something with beef though. 


Currently listening to:
Who's Next
By Who
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Will be watching in a little while:
2046
Staring Tony Leung Chiu Wai


Currently reading (chapter 2 so far):
Under Pressure : The Final Voyage of Submarine S-Five
By A. J. Hill


listening to next:
2112
By Rush



Spit out on Sunday, March 05, 2006 by bonnach
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Saturday, February 25, 2006
Goodbye and Goodnight Catchers

It's a semi-sad day in that Kevin is hanging up his spurs at Catch.  I'll miss visiting my old friends there from time to time.  I'm sorry I haven't spent more time with y'all over the last year.  My life has changed so much since I moved out to Cali.  I feel nostalgic for the "old" days when I could sit in my office, undisturbed, for 9 hours a day talking to the coolest, funniest, most interesting people.  I sometimes wondered if it was all in my head...

I know this is going to sound totally pathetic, but when I discovered Catch back in '02 I was in a long, deep, self-pitying funk.  But once I started becoming a member of the Catch community, and got some small (huge to me) ego strokes from the growing community there, my self confidence really took off.  I can't believe that such a simple thing could make such a huge impact in my life.  I know for a fact that I am a better more complete person now than I was before becoming part of that community.  In other words, I felt like I belonged somewhere. 

Geez, this sounds so mushy and pitiful, but I think everyone, deep down, has had, or is looking for something like that in life.  Anyway, I think I've finally "graduated" to be a well rounded confident person.  I'm not going to say that it was ALL because of Catch, but it sure was a catalyst.  Thanks Kevin, Joe, Raminta, Nikki, Ham, Bill, Esther, Sarah, Rod, Lady P, Bish, Rob Pongi <*v*>, Robert (sof taco), sparky (wherever you are), AE, touchy, Sheep et. al.  Hopefully we can all stay somewhat in touch in the years to come. 

And Kevin and Chris, I've got a bottle of Jamesons waiting for you if you're ever out my way


Currently reading:
Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
By Doris Kearns Goodwin


Currently listening to:
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents the Steve Miller Band
By Steve Miller
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Currently watching:
Tony Takitani

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Spit out on Saturday, February 25, 2006 by bonnach
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Monday, February 20, 2006
nice

Here's a nice little video.  Careful at work!

That is all.

Update: the above is fixed.  and here's a bonus for the old-timers.




Currently listening to:
Mass Romantic
By New Pornographers


Currently reading:
Fifty Degrees Below
By Kim Stanley Robinson



Spit out on Monday, February 20, 2006 by bonnach
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Monday, February 06, 2006
I'm still alive

I guess I better say something before they delete my blog or something.  Perhaps a little news of my goings on?  Ah, I knew you'd be interested in that!  Well who wouldn't be!? 

I just got up from a little nappy wappy.  I have Mondays off you see.  Monday is my Sunday, hence the naps and rampant video watching.  I've watched 3 films already today, and it's only 2:00.  First was Wonder Boys, which I have rented and borrowed about 27 times and never got around to watching until now, and I was much the richer for having avoided it.  After it was over I took a shower and realized, as I looked into the mirror, that my hair was getting as grey and long as Michael Douglas'.  Does that mean I can pick up women 1/2 of my age now?

Next on the watch list was Magnolia.  I was able to get about 10 minutes into it before I realized/remembered that Tom Cruise was in it.  Fortunately for me, the DVD kept seizing up on me and I was able to eject before I was sucked into one more of his pointless projects.

Feeling a bit dirty from that experience, I popped in Moby Dick.  The Gregory Peck one.  Did you know that John Huston and Ray Bradbury co-wrote the script?  And I had forgotten that Orsen Welles played the preacher-man in the ship pulpit.  Unfortunately, my nap hit me soon after Ishmail and Queg-Queg signed on to the crew of the Pequod.  So actually I haven't watched 3 films today, but I tried.  Really I did.

As for what I've been doing during this long lull from blogging, well, there's probably been a lot of things going on, but few that I really want to share.  Suffice to say, work is great, relations with the wifey are good again (it's been awhile), and I'm starting to learn to have some patience with my kids.  But damn, that last one hard to do. What I need is a new car.  My  wife is  working somewhat steadily for the public schools here as an office substitute and has an interview for a temporary (6 month) job at the library this week. 

Next Sunday, she and I are going to see John Cleese.  It's some comedy routine about skinning ocelots.  Or not.  I've been looking forward to that for months and months. 

Having a university concert hall right up the street can be pretty handy sometimes.  J. took the kids up there Saturday to hear the local orchestra practice for a concert, for free.  She said the place was packed.  I bet when they play for money nobody shows up.

Well, not much else is going on.  I may go back and finish up Moby now.  Or take another nap.  It's a toss up.  Having just practiced dodging bullets, I don't think I can sleep.  And watching this old classic hasn't helped either.

Here are a couple other videos for you to watch.
This one gives me a headache.

While this one makes me want to take up skydiving... or something.



Currently listening to:
This Year's Model (With Bonus Disc)
By Elvis Costello


Currently reading:
Fifty Degrees Below
By Kim Stanley Robinson





Spit out on Monday, February 06, 2006 by bonnach
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Thursday, December 15, 2005
Does every woman wear a thong these days?

Not that I'm complaining... I'm just starting to wonder is all.  I was out walking around town on my lunch hour and I kind fell in behind a couple women, about my age (maybe a couple years younger), and I noticed they had really nice assage. They were either going commando or wearing thongs.  Needless to say, I slowed down my pace so I could enjoy the view for a while.  After lunch (which was a fabulous roasted chicken sammich with huge chunks of veggies on flat bread) I was walking back to work and fell in behind a couple, one of whom was a woman, in her upper 30s at least, with just the most perfect ass I've ever seen.  She was wearing the tightest of tight pinstripe pants that were really riding up and in.  I couldn't figure out why she didn't have the urge to pull 3 square yards of her pants out of her crack.  I suppose you think I'm a perv.  I'll have you know I was taking the scenic route today.


Currently listening to:
Feelin' Alright: The Very Best of Traffic
By Traffic


Currently reading:
Deepsix
By Jack McDevitt


Currently watching:
Stephen Lynch - Live at The El Rey
Staring Steve Lynch



Spit out on Thursday, December 15, 2005 by bonnach
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Friday, October 14, 2005
Havin' a whale of a good time

I guess I can't find time for this blog unless I'm feeling miserable.  But I had to share this picture with y'all. 


I live in a little slice of heaven here, eh?  I wish I had seen that in person!  More nice pictures here. The last time I went out on a boat from Morro Bay was when I was a little shaver and went deep sea fishing.  I puked my guts out for about 3 hours straight.  Then when I felt better, I threw my line in and caught a couple dozen fish.

I may have a chance to update y'all on a few more cool things this weekend.

Spit out on Friday, October 14, 2005 by bonnach
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