i am about to start rewatching the second season of the sopranos, possibly one of the best shows in history. can i get an amen?

hope all is well for those who read this blog.


congratulations to the boston red sox and all of their fans! too bad we got nomar and he missed his chance this year.


looking for band mates

wanted: chicago bassist, guitarist, and keyboard player to start a band. drummer interested in starting project; interested in lotus, sound tribe sector 9 (sts9), disco biscuits, tortoise, 5ive style, future rock, and beyond.

who's with me? please email me or post some comments and we'll jam.


i'm excited to report that i will be making a much needed trip out to the tri-lakes area in indiana next weekend. friday to sunday in nature that i don't get to experience in chicago proper. that being said, i could drive much less than four hours to find it. i.e. woodhaven lakes

blog updates/upgrades

well, i'm excited because i've successfully completed a pretty good overhaul of the blogs that i've been working. the leftorium and live music blog look better than ever. you've got to love the standard templates that blogger blogs come with. they make my blog look very aesthetically pleasing. with some slight modifications, everything looks sweet and the way that i like it, with some nice looking colors and backgrounds taboot.

recent posts:

the leftorium
daily linkers
half-asses live blogging world series game 1.
free ipods love

live music blog
sts9 is moving up in the jamband circuit
recent live concert reviews
andy gadiel is now a blogger


st. louis cardinals v. boston red sox

this one's going to be a doosey. i'm super excited about these world series, and they're already starting this saturday. i'll be sure to blog my experiences watching this awesome series...

mlb playoff reflections

low culture: worst choke ever
that headline just hurts for the yankees. i'm so thrilled that the cubs are NOT in the playoffs right now. my blood pressure would be through the roof. if they were taking away wins in extra innings like so many of these playoff games have been won, i would be so drunk by the end that it wouldn't even be fun to watch anymore.

my lady called it as houston winning in seven games. we both wanted the red sox to go to the world series. i'm thinking that it's houston and boston. and i actually think boston is going to have the edge with the streak they're on.


i really would not mind going to naples, fl very soon. i'm excited that i've got an open invitation any time i'd like to stay in florida. even though they were ravaged.


should i start a photoblog? no...


republican dozens
"you flip-flop so much, i'd swear you were a pair of sandals."


wendell kim (cubs) gets the boot
i'm sorry, but i've got to say that this is a good call.

the onion's 2004 election guide

christopher reeve r.i.p.
bummer. vote kerry! he supports stem-cell research.


kevin rose is getting punk'd or something
seriously, who has enough free time to create a blog entirely based on someone else's blog. what's more...he's got a vendetta against kevin rose. i mean, he may be a nerd or something because he likes technology and he hosts a show dedicated to emerging computer and technology issues. seriously now, is this a worthwhile use of everyone's time? (edit: well, i did read this blog, so i guess he accomplished what he needed to do).


class photo fun
man, i wish this was what my class photo looked like. these kids must be creative, and horny.


cubs to fine sosa for one game's worth of work

i wish i got $87,400 for one day's worth of work. personally, i'm glad that the cubs will not be exercising his option in 2006. anyone that acts like this should not be playing for chicago. period.
dave navarro's blog
i just learned this existed.

american city flags
yes! chicago got #2.


here's my improvements for blogger.com

google has announced that they will be holding a focus group to discuss and test new features of blogger. since i cannot drive to mountain view, ca -- i've heard it's awesome there and i'm sure that i'll be interested in moving to california at some point in my life -- i will give you my feedback now. i'm also going to drop a disclaimer...i think i'm capable of adding some of the improvements listed below, but i'd like to see them implemented on the blogger system. it was so user friendly to me at first, but i feel that i have far surpassed it in blog customization (for a relative web novice). therefore, they should and need to make definite changes to keep up with the other sexier blog tools coming out daily...
  1. please, please, please add category posting. i love blogger's usability, and i think the new features keep on coming. that being said, category posting is just good bloggin'. it makes so much sense that a good weblog would be indexed in a way that allows the most amount of people to access it in the way that they feel like accessing it (rss feeds, category browsing, post emailing, etc.).
  2. i think something is slightly up with the template republishing system. maybe it's blogger's system in general, but it goes down way too much. if google cannot stabilize the servers that host that millions of blogger blogs, then i worry for their future.
  3. minor customizations
  • customization of the "email this post" button (or at least, other options besides a big, stupid white envelope -- would a sleeker, stylish looking envelope icon be too hard?)
  • other than atom rss feeds -- not that i have a serious problem with atom or i can't get my feed via feedburner. this is just a given. blogger could easily do this. i'm guessing that they choose not to. they should offer bloggers different choices, as readers like different choices.
as said before, i like blogger. i have read the movable type instructions for learning how to import entries from blogger. don't make me do it...

update: duh, i almost forgot about trackback. get with the times blogger. yes, i know i can go to haloscan.com and get some free comments and trackback. but this should be part of the blogger system already...

rodney dangerfield, 82, r.i.p.
i thought the movie back to school was hilarious.


two-car pileup in chicago
i wish i could run across something on the street like this and just happen to have my digital camera with me. i need to start carrying it.


want to work at google?

the people that work at google must be so smart that it's scary. plus, new employees gets hats and are known as nooglers!

"what's this? the mini box of cheez-its?"

fire dancing at woodhaven lakes
survivor: a novel
has anyone read this? my friend recommended it to me, and i'm thinking about picking it up today or sometime this week. it sounds sort of like memento or something.

chicago snapshot
cool chicago-based photolog. i'm going to be putting all my pictures up on melody to funkytown in the coming weeks. it's starting to get colder here. time for crock pot cooking and blogging...

michael moore's blogging his slacker uprising tour

mt. st. helens to erupt again
i should start watching the webcam while i'm at work. no wait, i shouldn't do that.