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


Friday, August 20, 2010

its lunch time... and this came to my mind.

i mean... they are kind of delicious.

friday's random music video vol. XXX

so this is kind of a unique frmv... and i wanted it to be kind of weird mainly because this week's volume number makes it look like a porn. i decided, as a result of this once in a lifetime opportunity, i was going to have to dig real deep and find something special. this video is the definition of special. enjoy.

ps dont worry, despite the potentially inappropriate volume number, this video is completely PG.

Never Shout Never "cheatercheaterbestfriendeater"

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never shout never - "cheatercheaterbestfriendeater"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Uncle {Jiggles} has a nice ring to it...

just got fantastic news that one of my best friends from high school, along with his wife, a good friend of mine from college (i introduced them!), are going to have a baby girl in January!!!

now, im not one to get baby fever but this is HUGE! the first of my group of five buddies, all best friends since at least 8th grade (some since elementary school) and continue to remain real close to this day, to have a kid.

WATCH OUT WORLD! We have begun to multiply. I'm so pumped. I will also be requesting that until the baby is born, everyone now refer to me as uncle {jiggles}, regardless of whether you know my buddy or not. i want to get used to it so when i hear it at xmas, passover seder, thanksgiving and any time i surprise them in cleveland, i answer to it without question.

CONGRATS TO CARL AND KAREN AND THEIR BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL TO BE! 2010 has been good but this little bundle of joy will kick off 2011 with a solid amount of awesomeness!

ps i am officially giving you permission to make her middle name {jiggles}... just so that's cleared up and out of the way.

**names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Public Service Announcement


If you are on a bicycle, and using that instead of fossil fuel-burning modes of transportation, high five! You rock. You are incrementally saving the world and I truly appreciate that. That being said...


If you are on said bicycle, going very slowly, in the middle of a lane of a two lane busy road AND you have decided to forgo underwear so that I am blessed to have you provide your full ass for my viewing pleasure as we creep at 5mph, GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!


I'm driving on Florida Avenue, having just left a great meeting on U Street NW and heading to H Street NE. On my way, I encounter a bicyclist. Happens all the time. No big deal. However, this certain sloth on wheels is drifting toward the center of my lane. With oncoming traffic, and my recent bout of car drama, I was not about to risk trying to go around him. Sensing that he may be pissing off the line of cars stacked up behind him going disturbingly slow, he stands up as if to pedal a bit harder and get a move on. Well, if the desired outcome was to move faster, alas, he failed. However, if the outcome was to provide a healthy serving of bare ass, then big win for this fine sir. And lucky me with undeserved front row seats.
It was then after a few blocks of this guy's crescent moon leading the way... that I actually laughed, shattering my overall "this is my nightmare" demeanor. This was so ridiculous that it was actually kind of funny. I thought about me and the 15 cars all lined up behind me, funeral procession style, all craning to look and see what the issue is... only to have this guy's bare ass hit them like a smack in the face. It was kind of amazing. After 5 FULL BLOCKS of this "moonlit" drive through NW DC, he finally pulled off to the side of the road and stopped, as if freeing us after minutes of imprisonment. At that moment, I gave my first gear a break and took off. But as I passed this gentleman, I kind of wanted to roll down the window and give him my best Eddie Izzard "job well done" impression.... (go to 0:59)

anyways, thats been the highlight of my day... Doesn't really say much for today... But then again, on a day as dreary as today, what more could I ASS for?!


ok back to work.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

i know, i know... im posting a lot of music... but its just one of those days.

i havent listened to this song in a month... and then i randomly heard it in a coffee shop in eastern market. i forgot how awesome it is. dallas green, the mastermind of this epic slow jam, is so talented and i feel blessed to have met the man. so humble. so grounded. and easily one of the most talented musicians around.
"I found life out on the weekdays
When we would drive to some new city
Call me crazy I was born to make a mess
Would you love me still if I were to confess
That I had a little too much fun
Back when I was young

I've got these habits that I cannot break
And as I'm older there is more at stake
Go ahead and call me fake
But these are the sins
The sins of my youth

I break habits just to fall in love
But I do it on designer drugs
You can call me dangerous
But these are the sins
The sins of my youth

All these mainstream made emotions
Made me the boy that they wanted me to be
But when I took down my defenses
For the first time there was something in me
Something in me
Hot like a smoking gun
Back when I was young

Would you love me still...?"

Monday, August 16, 2010

i mean... this is normal... right?

there is something so amazing about throwing a really good house party. ESPECIALLY when people set it up for you. lets run through some of the highlights of this past weekend's party at my house...

1. i finally got to wear the youth small parachute t-shirt (as seen above, no to mention a sweet giraffe mask!) my buddy chris jones sold me at a parachute show forgetting i am not in fact a youth small.

2. my roommate set up a full club in the basement including but not limited to: stage lights, double record turntable, fog machine and he dj'ed all night! (pictured below)

3. chillin on the rooftop watching three guys fall over themselves on the other side of the street having just left our party

4. hung out with a cast member of the real world new orleans. i told him i wasnt a fan... he seemed to be ok with it. we did take a shot together so i think we are good terms

5. there was a lot of obligatory dancing

6. the punch!!! twas delish.

7. old and new friends... more new than old though as no one in the house actually arranged the party

all in all, saturday night was a show, literally and figuratively. good times had by all. also, i need to party in board shorts more often. or maybe i just need to wear more shorts in general... my brother would be proud.