Saturday, January 28, 2006



The BBC, meanwhile, has announced plans to celebrate Easter with a televised procession through the streets of Manchester, England, using "popular music from the cream of Manchester bands" in "a contemporary retelling of the last few hours of Jesus' life." Highlights, according to the Guardian, will include Jesus singing "the legendary Joy Division anthem 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'" before "dueting" with "his arch-betrayer Judas on the New Order hit 'Blue Monday.'" Mary Magdalene will then "sing the Buzzcocks hit 'Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have)' accompanied by a string band" while "the climax of the event sees Jesus sing the Smiths' classic song 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' as he is being flayed by Roman soldiers. He will then come face to face with his Roman prosecutor Pontius Pilate with the two of them singing a duet of the Oasis hit 'Wonderwall.'"

Things I've Done in the Past Two Weeks...

* Stumbled home from the company holiday party somewhat tipsy (an open bar is a double-edged sword) and proceeded to tackle the roommate just for the hell of it, in the process breaking one of our two couches by falling on it. I have absolutely no recollection of actually breaking the couch and only remember laughing at the roommie as he yelled at me after a futile attempt to fix it.

* Got dragged on to a black diamond slope at the Okemo ski resort in Vermont by some friends, despite the fact that it was only my third time skiing. Amazingly, I only took 4 or 5 spills the whole way down, but it did hurt like hell when I rolled across a big patch of ice. Earned the nickname "Cannonball" because I was going at least twice as fast as everyone else because I didn't know how to slow down and frankly didn't care to slow down. At times the fog was so heavy I couldn't see more than 20 or 30 feet in front of me. The pouring rain didn't help either.

* Walked into my apartment past some super shady dude who tried to conceal a HUGE wad of fifty-dollar bills (enough for a down payment on a nice condo) he was counting in front of our door.

* Watched "Hustle and Flow" and almost wanted to quit my job to pursue some yet-to-be discovered passion. Terrence Howard is one soulful bad ass motherfucker.

* Almost hit a bouncer with a pair of colorful leg warmer/sock thingie I found on the street outside a club in K-Town while trying to get Joe's attention. Got yelled at by said bouncer and was refused re-entry back into the club. Then ate ramen and spam and downed shots of soju with Sachin and Joe in a restaurant in K-Town at around 6 AM. Then proceeded to slam Joe into the ground while we were horsing around and pushing each other into cars.

* Organized a trip to MOMA with a bunch of friends and friends of friends. Definitely appreciated some of the artworks more upon a second viewing. Still not impressed by Impressionism. I find static portraits of water lilies, ponds and ladies in bonnets incredibly dull. I've always been more of a Renaissance guy because I want to see drama and conflict and the mythical in artworks. Little girls sitting on grass just aren't as interesting as, say, Saint X being martyred in as gory and violent a way as possible. Ok, if no maiming and beheading, at least show me something as bold and stunning as this.

* Had one of the most amazing meals ever at Applewood, an incredible restaurant in Park Slope in Brooklyn. The quality of the food was comparable to Babbo. Actually, I think it was better than Babbo. Highly recommended.

* Listened to "First Impressions of Earth," that new Strokes album nonstop. "You Only Live Once" is definitely the catchiest song I have heard in a long time. It's on a par with "Walking with a Ghost," by my favorite Canadian identical twin lesbian sister band Tegan and Sara.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Desperate Measures

[23:54:25PM] Sachin: dude just meet us in ev [for pool]
[23:54:34PM] Me: dude, i think i'll pass
[23:54:36PM] Me: i'm super tired [because I just came back from the gym]
[23:54:39PM] Sachin: fuck that
[23:54:40PM] Sachin: lets go
[23:54:43PM] Me: and by the time i get down there it'll be like 1
[23:54:47PM] Sachin: just for like an hour
[23:54:48PM] Sachin: no way
[23:54:50PM] Sachin: 10 min
[23:54:54PM] Sachin: no need to shower
[23:54:55PM] Me: no, i need to take a shower
[23:54:58PM] Sachin: doesn't make any differentce
[23:55:10PM] Me: i don't want to go down there all sweaty
[23:56:02PM] Me: i think my roommate and his gf are going to have sex soon
[23:56:05PM] Me: i'm coming now