lundi, janvier 31, 2005

this m83 cd is really, really good.
luke and i are waiting for the espresso.

in the past hour i've been checking email every 3 minutes in a valient effort to find some forgivable escape or distraction from work. i worked pretty much nonstop today from about nine (thirty) till four, and then five till seven. and i'm going to (try to) work some more. incroyable n'est pas?

tomorrow's going to be a blur. dry cleaner's in the early morning. phone call from home. pack. collect a shirt from the store then rush to work for another conference call, then jump on a 530pm flight to new york. free sam adams on the plane oh yes.

i get back thursday and i'll get to see the arcade fire at the roxy. now how cool is that?

page 8 of 35. give me strength.
in service of the common man, jeff has also created a screensaver or a standalone program (for us mac people) so that we could to view ALL the anonymous confessions from grouphug.us.

i've been obsessed with this for the past few week. thank you jeff.
we're having a superbowl party. jeff has created a brilliant (i repeat brilliant) invite.

( click here for HOURS of perfect prose! )

and oh my the grado headphones totally rock. 60 bucks well spent leonard. good job.
i slack and i get stressed out, but damn i love my job. we're trying to change the world and it's going to be so fucking awesome.

samedi, janvier 29, 2005

man i feel like shit.
lonnie's bud, williamsburg jeremy (not to be confused with my roommate williams jeremy) has got his website up and about. he's a professional photographer and takes supercool photos.

( click! photos! )

on another note, i think i'm dazed with a bad hangover. et maintenant, ma copine me demande où j'étais la nuit passée.

vendredi, janvier 28, 2005

just ordered a pair of grado headphones. no it's not an impulse buy. i really need new headphones.
i went out last night despite an intense case of moodiness. i don't think she was annoyed so much as puzzled as to my repeated episodes of silence and spacing out. i wasn't bored but i didn't really feel like talking or doing anything. there were people there but i didn't want to mingle or bother with mock conversation. i felt bad but didn't know what to do. i'm losing interest in too many things, in almost everything.

3 new cds appeared this morning:
bright eyes - digital ash in a digital age,
m83 - before the dawn heals us,
the thrills - let's bottle bohemia.

i'm swimming in m83 right now. going to try to get work done today. we're also hosting a dinner this evening for a party of 10 and i think i'm excited.

jeudi, janvier 27, 2005

i'm at the office but i can't seem to get my mind focused on anything. i owe someone a recommendation and i really should get it done soon. i need to get a plane ticket to new york and i really should get it done soon.

i woke early this morning with my body burning and my head spinning.

mardi, janvier 25, 2005

shopping list
- crisp white shirts
- solid skinny ties
- food for friday's dinner party
- nice shoes
- new bright eyes cds

and last night i discovered that i quite like strawberry ice cream. which is a revelation of sorts considering that i've been quite averse to anything more than a spoonful of any kind of dessert. i'm tempted to get an ice cream maker to experiment.

lundi, janvier 24, 2005

awesome! sofia just said that she's coming to switzerland with us!

24 days and counting.

ah well so the steelers lost. that said, the sky this morning was clear as glass and there was a chimney stack nearby that had these dark fabulous tendrils smoking wildly and casting these wide wavering shadows on everything below. at one point the ground went all dark around me and i jumped in fright, thinking that a truck or something was looming overhead.

vendredi, janvier 21, 2005

ok so when the steelers dominate on sunday, you'll know that it's my bud Tom who did the groundbreaking analysis on the pats:

I was sitting on the couch with my dad the other day, and my mom came in and was like "How can you guys watch sports all damn night?" We told her that we were watching the highlights of the patriots colts game and were looking for weaknesses in the pats defence. I noticed a few things so I sent an email to the coach Cowher fan club. I'm sure he'll get back to me any day now to offer me an assistant coaching position. Don't worry, when I get that job, I'll let yinz touch my super bowl ring.
- Tom Puzak, Steeler Fan with actual Pittsburgh blood in his veins.
oh my it's official,

they think i'm a superstar!

jeudi, janvier 20, 2005

jeremy and i had a towncar bring us into work this morning. given the freezing cold i wouldn't mind this becoming a regular event.

just started going through a legal contract and the lawyerspeak is driving me to the edge of madness and frustration. want to stop but i'll have to get through the damn thing before the 11am meeting. make it stop, oh make it stop.

mercredi, janvier 19, 2005

spent the morning at the boston latin academy working with some juniors on interview skillz and general advice for jobs and college. it was pretty neat getting to speak to kids with vastly different interests - i met a novelist, a comic book artist (writing, inking et al), and a music producer amongst others. i do hope i didn't embarrass myself with stupid anecdotes or digressions.

mardi, janvier 18, 2005

yesterday afternoon the sun ambushed me in the office while i was listening to neko case.


lundi, janvier 17, 2005

i was terribly depressed this weekend. there were several events and gatherings that took place but i pretty much just floated numbly through the drinks, the conversations, the heys and the goodbyes.

and i always seem to incite in myself a false sense of emergency.

mercredi, janvier 12, 2005

i was only in pittsburgh for 4 years, and i'm not that much into football, but i dig the steelers, i really do.

lundi, janvier 10, 2005

as a sidenote (and more of a note to self), the barKeep at no. 9 park made me an excellent lunch martini:

( he called it a 10 year manhattan )
- 1 part kentucky Old Overholt rye whiskey
- 1 part vermouth

some of you might think that's a quite lot of vermouth but it's seriously one smooth sipper. and if i remember correctly it was also quite potent for a lunch drink.
first day back at the office. i actually got in at about nine this morning. give or take fortyfive minutes. give. attempting to catch up with work email, work errands, and whatever thoughts or adventures that might pop into my head.

had two cups of tea already but i'm thinking that an espresso would do a better job.

so we saw each other over the weekend. we did little on saturday and ventured south to providence rhode island for brunch and orchids. i think i'm still recovering from the flu. it still feels like 2003. last year felt like 2003 too, but at a faster pace. i'm getting quite annoyed at being generally unhappy all the time.

mercredi, janvier 05, 2005

we just got tickets to see the Arcade Fire at the roxy. so excited!

it started snowing again today. all the trees along commonwealth getting a shower of fluffy white stuff. adam suggested a turnout at the Other Side this evening. maiya suggested cooking at her place before that. i'm not sure if i can or should get out today. sick as a dog in its darkest days.

mardi, janvier 04, 2005

i'm back in boston. i'm meeting her for dinner at brasserie jo this evening.

but i think i've come down with the flu and i don't feel too good. napped twice already and i seem to feel worse each time i get up. go find some pills.

samedi, janvier 01, 2005

happy new year tout le monde. i have officially purchased my ticket to geneve en suisse. i get back to boston friday the 25th and then leave for whistler the next morning. trip excitement building up.