* went skiing on tuesday with work
* it snowed and i also went tubing
* my whole lower body is still pretty sore
* checking out the hotel in virginia today with katie for the shoot this weekend
* researching ad rates for various magazines
* listening to the butthole surfers
* still obsessed with 24
* i now have a second llc to my name
* attached to the new llc is an EIN
* this entity is quite lucrative
* just a few of these a month and i could quit my day job
* silver sessions is rocking me
* i have no motivation to put complete sentences here today
* echinacea tea rules
* february has been the most booked month since i graduated
* march is looking just as bad
* april looks like i might be able to breathe
* manny and olga’s rule!
* korg is cool but roland is cooler
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* went skiing on tuesday with work
Today was a strange day. Nothing too exciting happened. All the sales people were out in a meeting, so it was quiet and a nice quiet it was. Those sales people can be the bane of my existance at times. Other times, like when one is taking me and Emily and Mike and some other people at work to Snowshoe Mountain for an all expenses paid Skiing and Snowmobiling weekend, they can redeem themselves. I am just excited for the train. Mike said this is the train that goes to Chicago, so it’s the double decker one. The ones with the sleep cars. I dont think we get the sleep cars, but we get the observatory ones with the food and beer and cushy chairs. God i need to get out of here and out to some place not near a city for a weekend. And I am really hoping I get to go snowmobiling. That sounds incredibly fun. Maybe i’ll get to use my fisheye there.
I finally moved 85% of my stuff from the 4th floor to my new office on the 6th. I think I moved in October. So that’s like 4 months. Pretty funny if you ask me. I still have some papers and files to move up, or not. We’ll see. I love how my desk is still there though. Too funny.
So I had a talk with my “other” boss at work. He had a talk with the “really” big boss the other day and filled me in. Yes, the raise freeze is still in effect. Pooey. But he said that he will do what he can when he can and as soon as possible. And that I am number one in line. Not sure if he says that to everyone but i certainly do trust the “other” boss. It makes working on my resume that much less tedious. I have actually just put it on Monster to see what the oportunity is out there and I have already got two job offers. One offer being only a mile from my house. But since it’s a 3 month contract I am going to pass it to Emily cos she said she’d be interested. The money is there, but the work and fact that it’s a 3 month contact isnt exactly up my alley. I also looked at some jobs at some labels on the West Coast. There are sooooooo many record marketing and promotion jobs there that I am bred for. But hell if i ever move to the West Coast. Not a chance.
Two big issues i have with the USA right now. #1 is with the pro-lifer fucks. There are now four states that have federally funded license plates that are read “Choose Life” – OK, when did this separation of church and state happen. We’re talking US Constitution. Those plates are unconstitutional! When will those fucking sheep kill themselves. I am so sick of hearing about pro-lifers. Fucking make a decision for yourself. And lets other decide for themselves as well. Fuck off! And one more thing: Fuck off! And like Emily just said, the next thing we’ll see is a plate for the KKK. That will be the day. And #2 is with this reporter that just got killed near Afghanistan. I know it’s awful. It sucks for him and his family and friends. But come on. Are you an idiot? You know these terrorists hate the media. You work for the media so they wont like you. They will prolly kill you if they see you. So fucking shit. I know I would be as close as possible to it. uh. And i am sure they are gonna make this dude in to some sort of hero. He wasnt a hero. He was a schmuck for being there. If they should blame anyone they should blame the company he worked for. Hell, what the fuck kind of country do we live in. We’re killing ourselves blindly. Ugh.
emufella: i want cow shit on a virgin mary on my license plate
In other more hopeful news, I got the chance to talk to my friend who lives a bit up north. It turns out he is thinking of moving to Baltimore. He’s gonna relocate with his job. And since he is going to be living closer, we are gonna have time to work on the record label full time now. That and we’ll be able to do more music as an ensemble. Maybe even start doing shows regularly. If he moves I will be in heaven. My label will finally take off and my music will finally be out there. As well as his. My goal is to have OM Records up and running this summer or late summer with my main office in Gaithersburg in my new house, and have the studios in my parents basement where the sound is most proofed. Proofed. Yes. And Emily has offered her services to do all graphic design. I love her work, so it’ll will be a well oiled machine. This is something i’ve been working for my whole life. Now i just have to track now Marky D again.
it’s kind of hard to explain….but essentially i’m a dispatcher…
like danny devito in taxi…..but different.
And i just found out i got a package. It was from Zander. He finally mailed me the receipt for the book he got me for my birthday that I already had! It’s all about the thought. At least he got me something. Mega nice of him to get me the receipt to pick out something else. Cool dude. And better yet, he made me a mix tape on a Maxell XLII tape. The best for mix tapes. Yum! Looking forward to the Posies cover of the Beatles’ Dear Prudence. Mad cool. And the Geraldine Fibbers cover of Can’s Yoo Doo Right. Not a Geraldine fan, so it’ll be a good mix. I love mix tapes. The secret way to Mat’s heart. Shortly after his tummy. And what is up with Mac from Superchunk. His voice goes up one octave every CD he puts out!
So as i was leaving for work today i saw my Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds CD. I had been looking for it for a couple days now, but it had been covered by the copious amounts of books lying next to my bed. Regardless, I saw it and took it with me to listen to in the car to work or later while driving to the Whitetail Skiing dealy with work.
I got to work first around 9.15am. No one else was there. Go figure. Laura came in and shortly after Lara came in, cos she’s always late. It turns out Lara spent 100 bucks on skiing gear. Girls trip me up. I am still using my mother’s old ski stuff from Montgomery Ward. Gotta love Sears ripoffs.
So driving to the Ski place we first went to 7-11 to get some munchies. I picked up some trail mix and fruit juice, cos I am a jaded old ex-hippie. Laura picked up one of those “energy bars” and Lara picked up a banana and then put it back, some water and some other stuff. She totally reminded me of NJ Jessica in that she picked up like 400 things and just eventually put them all back. Sorta impulse buying with a conscious. Or something. Is there a connection with Central Jersey and Long Island? Hmmm. So we hit 270-N to 70-W. The first CD was a good starter for a mildly short road trip. We took Weezer’s self-titled first record. What a perfect way to start the day. Good icebreaker, so to speak. Perfect for passenger sing-a-long. Who doesnt like Weezer’s first record? You have to be lifeless and dead to not like it. …totally reminded me of sophomore year of high school and theiving all those CDs from Tower Records.
After that CD we listened to Prince’s “symbol” album until the CD player went nuts and started skipping like mad, then we listened to the ever abundant classic rock stations in northern Maryland. Fucking white-trash-land. But good for the 70s classic rock.
and yes, you broke my 3 item list too
We got there to Mercersburg, PA and got Ski-ed up with the boots, ski’s and poles and went down a few times. The GM gave a speech at 3pm. He was pretty cool as he always is. He talked about how “Clear Channel Corporate” means nothing to us and we just do what we do best. I love people like that that say, “Fuck the man” And he IS the man. I love it. I work at a very cool place regardless of what the media does to make it look bad. Fuck their ignorance. It’s just business. If you dont like it, do it better. And quit yer fucking complaining you sorry ass mother fucker. Anyways. Then after lunch and more cookies, and schmoozing and meeting my new Baltimore and Salsbury stations’ PDs and what not, we went back on the slopes. Bizzarely enough there was no beer or wine cos this fucking town was a dry county. Fuck them and religion. Fuckers! Me and Laura had some good conversation on the Ski Lift. A lot of sex related talk. When the best time to have sex is, etc… Which was prompted by an article in Glamour magazine ironically enough. Fuck that magazine, but it was laying around the house, so I picked it up with curiousity and only read one article, of course, before being sucked in to the lies and brainwashing. The magazine does have a purpose for me though, cos it weeds out the feeble minded women who read it. So if, per chance, you read Glamour or any other magazine of the sort, I know to stay away. Cos you’re an idiot. Anyways…I only fell a few times. I lost my I-Zone camera in one fall, but at least after i got a few good shots. Booo. But Mark (my immediate boss) made a lot of sexually harrasing jokes, which we always do and was in general very cool as he usually is. I refrained from making “Raise” jokes. It almost hurt. Still waiting from higher up about that. More about that another time.
no cats, no credit debt, no pot
On the way back, it was a lot of tired silence, which I like a lot of the time. Laura got mega excited she saw that Beach Boys record. It’s great, cos what if i didnt bring that CD? What if i didnt find it this morning? What would we have listened to? Would it have been as good? Would she have told me about her Sloop John B. and Canada story? Would I have missed the Montrose Road exit on 270? Soundtracks while traveling do matter.
Now I am home. I am so happy my job pays us to go skiing on a work day. I even got a yellow hat that matches my yellow pumas. Life is grand, even when your body aches.
and no, you do not have a brain tumor – you are just silly
If anyone wants to turn my frown up-side-down and send me a silver I-Zone camera, I will be forever grateful.