Just what in the hell is going on here?

  • I had a ticket for the first showing of Revenge of the Sith, Thursday morning, 12:01 am. Me, in my infinite wisdom, lost it. After three hours, no luck. So, my friends go on without me. Two days later, I find it under my keyboard, with the words Good for date adn showtime listed only firmly emblazoned on the back.

    But you know what? I didn’t care. It’s amazing how many things can go wrong in a week or two, and yet you just bounce off of it. It also gave me some time with Kristen, seeing as she hadn’t bought a ticket in time. So… it wasn’t so bad.

  • Saturday I was sponsored to be in a GrC alumni golf tournament. This meant that while all the alums had to pay something like $125 for a day of golf, a boxed lunch and a prime rib dinner at Madonna Inn, I got it for free, and got to hang out with cool people all day, catch up with Jason Kassel of Mark Andy at dinner, and drive around a golf cart for hours.

    Unfortunately, there is a price for such frivolity. My legs are sunburned for the first time since I was a wee lad. But that prime rib was succulent. Mmmm.

  • Today we filmed a commercial for a UGS marketing project we’ll unveil in it’s entirety fall quarter. I’ve been working on this all quarter, and I hope everyone else finds some of the stuff we’ve been doing as funny as I do.
  • Well, that’s pretty much it, right now. I need to go to sleep.

Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois

Well, it turns out that one of my favorite recording artists is releasing his fifth album this summer, and after hearing his new song Casimir Pulaski Day I have to say I’m ready for long afternoons wishing I was floating down a river somewhere, with this album on repeat.

The significance of this album is great: this will be Sufjan Stevens’ fifth album, and his second foray into state-themed albums, after his third album (and one of my favorite albums of all-time) Greetings from Michigan, the Great Lakes State. He has said that he’s planning an album for each state. He also plays something like 18 different instruments on each recording.

And I must see him again this summer. Anybody? Anybody?

July 23rd– San Diego, CA- Casbah (with Liz Janes)
July 24th– Los Angeles, CA- 89.9 KCRW Presents Sufjan Stevens at the Troubadour
July 25th– Sacramento, CA- Old Ironsides

Or, to see him in the same venue as before, which was an unbelievable one:

July 31st– San Francisco, CA- Great American Music Hall

Warm day in the bay area

Man, it’s warm in Walnut Creek. Just spent the day with Red Matt helping his folks move boxes out of their house and into their van. Supposedly, we’ve moved just about a ton and a half of books.

Crazy crazy.

Tonight, I interview John Nepomuceno for a project for my ethnic studies class.

Still crazy crazy, after all these years.

Casa Manana

Tonight, the group and I were hunting around Santa Maria looking for a decent place to eat. Read: good and cheap.

So, somebody says “there’s the Casa Manana.”

And I’m like, “no way. We get to eat at the House of Tomorrow?!?!?!?! UnBELIEVABLE!”

Man, I’m still geeking out over it.

We didn’t actually eat there. Seems that the future doesn’t accept credit as a form of currency. I guess now’s as good a time as any to learn that simple truth.

Mae’s The Everglow

Mae is just awesome. Freaking awesome. Their first album “Destination: Beautiful” was really good, but “The Everglow” is unfreakingbelievable.

To complement the album, the website TheEverglow.com has a really well put-together series of flash games that have a bunch of the music from the album in the background and the style of the animation is just like the artwork from the cd’s booklet.

Pick up this album. Right now! Quick! Before it’s too late!

Boy do I feel like a fool.

And so, I’ve been walking around the last couple of days thinking that today was Mother’s Day.

So, I called my Grandma in Arkansas today, wished her a happy Mother’s Day, and she was a little confused.

“You’re a little early,” she said.

“Nope. It’s today. A special day. Happy Mother’s Day!!! I remembered!”

“Dear, it’s not until Sunday.”

“Oh.”

So, there you have it. Better early than never, I suppose…