Monday, July 28, 2008


The river ebbs and flows
Shining brightly in the riverbead
Never slows, only rushes
Ever faster

The river is wide and deep
Dark and uncertain
An infinite bottom, and
Blind curves, unforseeable
Around every bend

And the penguins fly past
Graceful and free
Confined by the sides
Watch nightmare and beauty flow one and the same,
Meander hopefully on

They wake
They try to grip the sides
To slow the tide
To change the rules
And the river rushes on

The river is fast
The river is uncertain
The river is rough
The river is cruel
The river lives without a mind

The river ebbs and flows,
Shining brightly in the riverbead
Never slows, only rushes
Ever faster

Yet one grabs a hold
Lifts himself up
And sees another
And they are one
And they sink into the perfection

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Aiight, y'all, I'm off to vacation tomorrow - and, I might add, waking up at 4am for it. V_V Still... I'm going to Vancouver, BC for a few days, and then embarking upon an Alaskan cruise for a week. Pretty sweet, yeah? No computers there, sadly. No, sadly, the computer has not yet crossed the border into Canada, I'm afraid. Fantastic culture, though.

In the meantime, to keep you happy, I give you... Coldplay on Shaun of the Dead!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Johnny's Gone... Jazz!

Well, Coldplay kicked off the first leg of their Viva la Vida tour last night, so I see it only fitting to post a funny video involving them.

I give you: Johnny goes Jazzy. Stop at 5:20.

"Chris! He's got jazz!"

Monday, July 14, 2008

Josh Hamilton is a Monster

The MLB Home Run Derby this year is particularly special - it's being held at Yankee Stadium in its final season. And newcomer Josh Hamilton (of the Texas Rangers) is making history along with it.

This guy is a monster - he hit 28 homeruns in the first round alone. The best previously was 24 by Bobby Abreau of my beloved Philadelia Phillies, a record I thought no one could ever surpass. Plus - it seemed like over half were over 500ft, the longest of which was 512ft - ridiculous.

I'm going to bed soon, so I can't watch the final round. But Hamilton has 32 homers through two rounds. The record is 41, also by Bobby Abreau. He might just break it, but even if he doesn't, his performance has been unlike anything I've ever seen.

Hats off to this guy. He is insane.

Check for highlights later on.

EDIT: Epic fail. 3 homeruns in the final round to fall to Justin Morneau. Still amazing.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Couple things of note...

1) Went to see Wicked on Broadway yesterday. Fantastic musical, great effects, the whole package, really.
2) Also went to an interesting restaurant, review possibly to come... Joe Allen's, it's called.
3) Most importantly... I just got back from a haircut. I. Look. Like. Shit.

See, the "stylist", as they're calling themselves these days, discussed with me what I was looking for - a simple trim, leaving it pretty long, because I have good wavy hair. Instead, she trims me down to a buzzcut, length 3 (I asked for 6) on the sides before I realize what's going on. I now have fine hair on top, but hair that's half as short on the sides.

Why, God? Why must you test me so? Why must you make me look stupid?


Friday, July 11, 2008

Lol Beat

Well, today's the day! What, you didn't know? Today marks the release of the highly-anticipated, recently-updated, extra-featured, ultra-portable and kid-friendly iPhone 3G! Doors opened at the stores at 8am, to let a giant wall of human bodies flatten the store, sans iPhones.

However, apparently, the huge demand of iPhone activations... has led Apple's activation servers to crash. Translation: The peoples that bought iPhones can't make them work.

As a pure Verizon Wireless user myself, I can only offer my condolences by saying... LOL PWND! ^_^

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Man @ Work

Blogging from work. Ooooh.... eeeevil. I am such a bad employee. ^^ Nonetheless, I am nearly dying of boredom. Creating lists of newborn baby screening results is quite tedious.

2:47pm: Been entering data into a computer for five hours now. So... boring.

2:56pm: Eyelids getting a bit droopy... must fight it off...

3:02pm: Activated iPod, loud music now playing in my right ear.

3:05pm: Loud music stimulation obviously failing.

3:14pm: Feeling an odd warm, wet substance coming from my left ear... not sure if I should be concerned.

3:28pm: This is my last report... consciousness fading... heart rate slowing... speak well of me when I'm gone...

3:32pm: The magical elves have come. Must be off.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Phone!

Well, it's official: I have now replaced my crappy Razr with a brand new LG VX8350! Finally, I don't have to worry about my battery running out in the middle of the day... after charging the phone up all night. It's great - it has a sweet battery, blazing fast interface, and is just an overall solid device. I love it.

Plus its name is super trendy.

My only complaints: I can't open it with one hand like I used to with my razr. The edges of the Razr sort of curved inward, making a groove that you could get your thumb into. The LG's edges are flush with each other, so leverage is impossible. Plus the flip seems to be made of freakin' lead. It's really strong. But, yeah, that's pretty much my only complaint. ^^


Monday, July 7, 2008

Death and All His Friends

The latter half of Coldplay's new album title provides the closer for the album, and our featured song for today: Death and All His Friends. Personally, my favorite track.

The song starts very soft, with some gentle chords and a crooning lead singer, a little bubbly guitar here and there... and then basically EXPLODES into this crazy guitar and synth and everything melody, and drives on into this really cool synth part... and then fades away as quickly as it started, into a twinkling end, leaving you (or at least me) wondering what the heck just happened.

There's also a bonus, at the end: A hidden track, called The Escapist. I'll leave y'all to here it for yourselves.


Sunday, July 6, 2008


42. A very famous number: In fact, the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, if you believe anything that Douglas Adams writes. (Seriously, it's in Wikipedia.) However, there's another thing that this number is famous for: Being the fourth track off of Coldplay's new album, Viva la Vida.

Some of you may have noticed that my upload site didn't take too kindly to my upload of Coldplay's newest album. So, instead, I'll be uploading good songs from it, one by one here and there, which will hopefully elude the watchful eye of legality.

On that note: 42 is a really cool song - it's actually a 3-part rhapsody, you might say. It starts with a haunting piano ballad with a string backing, suddenly bursting into a really funky guitar jam session, and finally coalescing into a fast, driving and uplifting section of jamming guitars and crazy piano... all to end the last dozen seconds with the original, first section. In my opinion, a masterful piece.


Friday, July 4, 2008

America Day

Happy America Day, everyone! I've decided to call it that instead of July 4th because, let's be honest - who actually celebrates today about the signing of the Declaration of Independance. You just don't see it. No, today is a day to participate in the most American pasttime we can think of - eating our weight in food. I mean, I wouldn't normally eat two burgers, a hot dog and three slices of cake but, y'know, its the Fourth of July...

Still, cynicism aside, have a good holiday, everyone. Also, my apologies for a lack of posts - as it happens, a job that requires you get up at 6:45 and don't get home until past 7 is not a hospitable atmosphere for blogging. Or me. Stupid commute...

And props to me for writing this on a digital iPod keyboard!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Commuting sucks. I hate trains forever. They're ruining my summer! So, instead of ranting, I will give you a random bit of insanity. Skip the first 30 secs.