Apr 24, 2007

Tunnel fever

Seems like burrowing wanderlust is catching. Especially the completely ridiculous kind.
A London to Moscow to Washington express, eh? Hmmm.
68 miles of tunnel under 250 feet of Arctic Ocean? Sure, why not!
It's not tempting fate, it's courting destiny. What could possibly go wrong??

Seattle and Boston, are you getting all this? Maybe someone should propose a Bering Straight Viaduct!


Ah, me.

Apr 6, 2007

Live Free or Die

I tend to have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to seeing items from my home state all the way out here in the northwest. I always strain to see if that window decal says "University of New Hampshire" (it doesn't), I shamelessly accost folks who can't disguise their "ah"s (as in, "Uh, sure I'm a Seattle native, I was born in Madison Paahk". Aha! Wicked busted!)
I make sure to gleefully point out New Hampshire license plates to Ida or whomever I'm driving with - a habit I tend to forget about when I'm actually driving IN New England. Hilarity then, of course, ensues.

So it is with no small amount of local and cultural pride that I direct your attention to this story.
While I'll always toss my cap in the air for the progress of civil equality, it's especially gratifying seeing the nor'easter of change blow through a place I was sure would be forever stuck in the dahk ages with regahd to the queeahs. I'm proud of you NH. Way to show those Vermont hippies and freakin' Massholes.

In other news, I'm obliged to post this:
Join MoveOn.org's Virtual Town Hall: Iraq

And, accordingly, this:

(image lifted from the blog of my good friend md)

Apr 2, 2007

The Low End Theory

Yes, I bought this bass amp yesterday.

No, I really didn't have the money to pay for it up front - and here's where I have to give props to Mega Super Guitar Mart's painfully tempting sale offers. No money down, no-interest payments for a year, a really helpful and enthusiastic sales associate named Matt (but, Matt, please pick a name for me besides "bro" or "dude", won't you?). Plus they're lit'rally the only chain in the country that sells these particular goodies.
(So unofficially, hooray for Guitar Mammoth Music Centers Inc. this time. I'll still go on record saying that place gives me a headache, though.)

Yes, I really needed it.

Yes, it's as small as it looks AND it's way lighter and more powerful than my old one.

No, I don't know how they do it. Neither did Matt. Maybe Marco can explain it to you. Or maybe you just shouldn't question the rock.

Yes, I used it at a show last night. Mon Dieu! Si, si bon!!

So the rebuild from last year's grand theft auto is finally complete (with no help from USAA Insurance, you dirty cheap bastards).

Did I mention I'm kind of a dork?