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24 January 2007

ybor city is tres speedy but they throw such killer parties

statistically speaking, today was the most depressing day of the year. because it was the monday of the most depressing week of the year. there are people who sit at desks and get paid to come up with this kind of thing. depressing, depressing people.

me, i was doing pretty good until i watched 24. and then i played gears of war and got my ass handed to me by foul-mouthed, wretched little children. now i hate myself for liking that godforsaken show, and for sucking at that godforsaken game. but i guess i'm still not depressed.

i saw the hold steady play at northsix last week. i wrote about it today at work, but i figured i'd mention it here too, since they were so god damn fucking amazing and i'm reluctant to use such strong language when my paycheck depends on it. here's a video of them on letterman the week prior. watch it and then believe me when i tell you that they were roughly ten million times better in person.

this weekend i had some pretty good food. there's a malaysian place on grand street (the little italy part, not the chinatown part) called nyonya and they have this dessert called peanut pancake which may or may not be laced with narcotics, because it took me to new and higher places, in a spiritual sense. make sure you get the coconut ice cream on it. i had some goat meat on west 160th street also. and a burrito. a really good burrito.

in february i'm going to dublin for a few days to see if it's really true what they say about the irish and drinking. my motives are purely scholastic, and i'll have a full report to you upon my return.

i tried to quit coffee for a while but today i remembered how much i like coffee. same goes for white castle, actually. damn.


  1. You never hear somebody who watches 24 on a regular basis talk about how bad it is (or it being a bad thing to like it.) I'd be interested to know why you think so (I've never watched it myself.)

    If you want a better show try Battlestar Galactica. You gotta start at the beginning though. I think Barnes & Noble is having a 2 for 1 sale on TV show seasons until the end of the month actually.

  2. Have fun in Dublin. You HAVE to come to SXSW this year ok? It may be my last hurrah...

  3. ruby: omg. not sure if sxsw is in the cards...but it sounds like you and i need to catch up!

    lucas: i'm told often about bsgalactica. some day i'll get my hands on some dvds. i'm surprised you don't hear more people complain about 24 though. the story is completely preposterous and everyone but jack bauer is borderline retarded. there is no more frustrating show on television.

  4. I liked the webpage for the most depressing day of the year. Mostly the photo from Office Space. I had heard about it on the news of course on the day...but I actually wasn't depressed that day for a change.

    I also think 24 is ridiculous but I do watch is also insanely violent and sometimes I need to leave the room. Funny how someone can be tortured, beat up, have his shoulder drilled through, program a device that will enable a nuclear bomb get rescued, and be back at work in an hour.