Recent Happenings

Not too much, really.

-My Wolverine-like healing factor. After finishing some (eventually fantastic) Steak Au Poive in the oven, I grabbed the handle of my trusty All-Clad 10″ fry pan, only to absolutely sizzle the palm of my left hand with the most painful burn I’ve ever experienced.After several hours of palming a cold beer bottle (the shape contours nicely to the palm, of course), and some neosporin the pain subsided, and the blisters were gone in less than two days. Under a week later, there is almost no evidence of the event. Such an injury would have healed on our old X-Man freind in mere moments, but I like to think I’m somewhere in between Wolvie and an average dude.

-iPhone firmware v2.0. As if enough hasn’t already been written on the internet about this… I’ll keep it short. The iTunes servers crashing at about 8 am friday moring left me phoneless until about 1 pm. But jesus, it was definately worth it. The apps already available are great, and they’re only going to get great-er. If someone doesn’t write a Pro-Tools/Logic wireless controller app and a Kaoss Pad/theremin emulator, I’m gonna have to learn to code it myself.

-The Dark Night. I’ve successfully avoided seeing all previews for the movie, except the one I couldn’t avoid before (I think) Indian Jones ATKOTCS. I think I may be on to something here.

-Paul’s Boutique. My current musical obsession- especially Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun. One hell of a jam, and pretty fuckin’ gangster too. A whole album of miniature masterpeices.

EBow. Finally got one, and it’s super sweet. It seems to overdrive my pickups more than I remember the ones I’ve played in the past have. Maybe that’s just because I’m doing it right now. The one problem is that it can’t do chords, but that’s what cello/violin bows are for.

-Freedom Guitar San Diego. What guitar shops are closed on Saturdays? Re-fuckin-diculous. Our Fender Showman finding mission was cut tragically short. At least we got to go to the zoo… Oh, wait.

-San Diego Zoo. Yes, I’ve confirmed my hunch that zoos are a major bum-out. Most of the animals looked really depressed- especially the lions, bears (Sun and Grizzly) and the elephants, which I found quite disheartening since San Diego is considerered to be quite an advanced establishment. I’d hate to see the zoos that aren’t so generally well thought of. The gorillas seemed pretty impervious to the sweaty masses behind the glass, which was very cool. There was also a particularly active (and impressive) mountain lion- it chased after one small kid that ran by and totally stared down some other kid that was making growling noises at it. Had the majestic beast not been in a cage, the first kid would have been quite an afternoon snack. Awesome. They should let one zoo patron be devoured by a wild animal every year or so to keep everyone’s respect level up. I think the San Francisco Zoo has already implemented this program.

-Fireworks from the porch. One of the many benefits of the new pad.

-Oh, and I almost forgot: The God Delusion. Can’t put it down. My only critisicm is that I’m afraid I’ll like it so much I’ll finish it very quickly. Read it. Now.

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2 responses to “Recent Happenings

  1. Andy

    Sounds like a painful and eventful period of time.

    Zoos are kind of hit and miss..I find going on days that aren’t really hot helps so they animals aren’t just laying around.

    I’ve avoided reading Dawkins because there doesn’t seem to be any point. I mean, does he say anything that isn’t patently obvious to people who are already non-believers?

    I’ve got a stack of books sitting on my desk that I’m ooooooohh so slowly working through. I think it’s the history of Ethiopia that’s really slowing me down. The new 12Hawks paperback is moving pretty nicely though.

  2. brian

    It wasn’t terribly hot that day (high 70’s, perhaps), but it was the afternoon, when I’d imagine most large African mammals tend to be in rest mode.
    I don’t think I’m going to get anything groundbreakingly revelatory from the Dawkins books- but if nothing else, it’s an enlightening look at the “culture” (for lack of a better word) of atheism vs. that of what he calls “Supernatural Religions.” And he’s an excellent writer. Plus, I am of the mindset that one of his analogies will probably come in handy in a future argument.
    It’s funny you mention a book backlog, because my reading TGD is a direct result of being stuck on this book for a month or so. It’s terribly interesting, but I just seem to fall asleep right after I pick it up. Plus, it’s got really long chapters.

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