keep your expectations low and i will rise to the occasion.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

so... apparently im seeing these guys tonight?!?!?!


pickpockets come in all shapes and sizes and species

at some point, i know this guy thought to himself, "man, this octopus sucks."


friday's random music video vol. XIII

for those that live in dc... you may recognize this song but not know why. well it may be because over the last 4 months, i have been driving all over the greater metropalacchian area blasting music from my car and most likely speeding just a smidge.

fantastic song to drive to. even more important is the fact that there is a certain sense of hope that comes from this song and the video. with that said... i HOPE you enjoy.

the almost - "hands"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

wow... how could i forget its earth day!?

so today is the one day a year where we look down and say "thank you, planet earth." a nice change of pace from the usual burning, chopping, grinding and all-around abuse that the earth usually goes through. granted, none of that necessarily stopped today but at least we are acknowledging it, however briefly, at some point during our busy day of burning, chopping and grinding.

the irony is that there will be concerts and fundraisers in honor of earth day making big promises to help save the planet! yay! well, these huge outdoor concerts, much like the one in downtown on sunday, will produce ample amounts of garbage, most likely chalked full of plastics and styrofoam which will take a bagillion years for the earth to break down... yea. if the earth had a voice, it would most likely respond something to effect of... "CAN I GET SOME PEACE AND QUIET FOR ONE DAY!! PLEASE?!?! and no sting, your music does not make up for all the garbage your countless tours have produced." (sting is playing at that weekend concert on sunday in honor of mama earth).

so instead of participating in some (trash)earthfest to celebrate earth day, i went to the one place that makes me realize how amazing our planet really is. a place where i have found peace and happiness for decades. a place that has nourished me since i was a young boy. much like the earth does for us on a daily basis, this establishment has never shied away from providing for me and those closest to me, sometimes, even providing values unparalleled by other such purveyors.

i just want to say, taco bell, thank you for everything. your purple and gold bell and that famed spanish-speaking chihuahua have been a beacon of hope and satiation for decades. but dont forget, earth friendly as well. when you eat a beef taco and know that almost at no point was that beef taco even remotely related to any living animal, you realize that taco bell is one of the most innovative and nature-sparing establishments of all time. they know how harmful farming can be to the environment and so they created a synthetic meat, which as most of you know, is the equivalent of a pound of nicotine. it is that addicting and delicious. a modern marvel born out of the desire to help save planet earth, 89 cents at a time.

so thank you planet earth and a special thanks to taco bell. with out either one, i would probably not be here today.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

the day has finally come...

i know everyone has been waiting patiently like me, squirming at the chance to listen to the new coheed and cambria album... im so excited to blast this bad boy for a solid month straight and fall in love with them all over again.

check out a review of the album here

i can not wait. this band is awesome and everything they do is incredible. nuff said.

Monday, April 19, 2010

international relations with iceland slowly errode

its apparent that they have already lost the drunk irish population... who's next to hold great contempt for the land of glaciers and volcanic spew!? they may have a serious diplomatic situation on their hands.

holler college... solid showing

im going to need a few more days to fully recover from this past weekend that included blue motorcylcles(the drink), 4 180 mile drives in 3 days, an incident involving throwing old, moldy red potatoes... and the obligatory stay at the horribly slummy motel thats only saving grace is that its close to campus... definitely could have done without the militant cleaning woman determined to bust into the room despite several pleas to leave us alone... at 9am.

all in all, great weekend.

special thanks to all the current students that stood by while i, and several of my peers, went overboard in trying to re-live college.

things that rock... figuratively and literally.


and this...

and also this...

and some of this... (caution: bad language)