Saturday, April 14, 2007

No Brain Scans needed!

I got my results back from the doctor and he says no brain scans needed. It turns out I am Anemic after all. This explains why recently my lips were starting to match the color of the rest of my face. I mean, I appreciate a nice Goth glow, but it was getting kind of out of hand. I was so ghostly on Thursday afternoon I scared myself a little when I passed the mirror and people kept asking if I was feeling OK.

But, I have to ask, is it wrong that when I was going to the store to pick up my iron pills for my anemia that I HAD to listen to Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi's Dead on repeat there and back?

I guess there really is a song for everything.

Bela Lugosi's Dead
White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
Bela Lugosi's dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box
Bela Lugosi's dead
Undead undead undead
The virginal brides file past his tomb
Strewn with time's dead flowers
Bereft in deathly bloom
Alone in a darkened room
The count
Bela Logosi's dead
Undead undead undead

Thursday, April 12, 2007

To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon.

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
-Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter weekend update...

We started the weekend with a little rock. Jon, Dustin, Gavin and I decided to hit Ye ol' Crocodile cafe to catch Robyn Hitchcock & V3 with a little Sean Nelson & MNME opening. Sean looked a little nervous beforehand, but once he got on stage he got his groove on and it went really well. I was happy to hear live versions of songs I've only ever heard before on Myspace. That was certainly a treat.
RH was good. This show was a lot more mellow than the last time I saw him. I was thinking maybe they were dialing it back because they were conserving energy for the tour they were launching with that show? Or else it was just getting late. I still really enjoyed the show nonetheless. It was good enough that we actually discussed maybe seeing it again in Portland on Saturday for a minute. That was mostly because it was so beautiful out on Friday that if Saturday were the same it would have been perfect road trip weather. No such luck though. Saturday was kind of grey compared to the perfect summer day Friday had been.

Saturday morning we went down to the SakuraCon since my darling daughter really wanted to go. The line was nearly three hours long so I convinced her to go on Sunday instead when I knew it would be a lot less crowded.
That eve Jon and I went to see The Ego and The Oracle. This article describes what it is pretty well if you are not in the know. Basically *Andras Jones and a band are on stage with a box full of audience questions. A question is pulled at random from the box, a wheel is spun (much like the wheel of fortune wheel) that has song names on it. The answer is an interpretation of the song that is chosen at random. Andras is really great at interpreting positive things out of the random answers. It was a good time, and by the end of the show Jon had agreed to be the band for the oracle in June. I'm looking forward to it.
(*Random fact: Andras was also the guy who played little spiky haired hottie in the lesser known Nightmare on Elm Street 4. You know, the shoe in as the next Johnny Depp who had the big Karate scene with Freddy. I loved those movies so much back in the day.)

Sunday was a full day of SakuraCon. Lots of really great costumes and very devoted comic book fans. My favorite part had to be the two guys in line behind us at registration. They were doing the perfect impersonation of the comic book guy from The Simpsons while critiquing costumes of their fellow Con attendees. But the thing is, I don't think they were trying to impersonate him. If I could have recorded their conversation I would have. It was pure comedy.

"But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. "

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