Fast Food From Home
So, discussion today revolved around Sonic, Del Taco, and of course In-N-Out. I’ve known about the Del Tacos in town for awhile now. One is on the way to Mt. Hood, so heading up for skiing every weekend almost ensure at least one stop there.
Joe enlightened me that there are two Sonics in town. Well, town is stretching it. One out in Hillsboro, and the other out in East Van/Camas. Might have to make a trip to the East Van one.
But of course, no In-N-Out. The closest one is a 6.5 hour drive south to Redding. Hmmm… ROAD TRIP TIME!
Snip (because it hits home)
The Breakfast Club: Anthony Michael Hall Still Has To Write The Essay
Lest you think I’m picking on AMH, I’ll provide another moment that made me shake my head in frustration when I rewatched this movie as an adult. Despite the fact that they’ve all shared moments and cried and smoked pot and danced to We Are Not Alone by Karla DeVito, Anthony Michael Hall’s nerd character still has to write the essay for Principal Vernon. It reminds me of being in school and having to do the entire group project by myself because I was a straight-A student. Not fair at all, yet at first viewing, I thought nothing of it.
via Heartless Doll
Flugtag This Saturday
Some of my friends are actually participating and will be attempting to launch a rollerderby roller skate into the drink. Check out their site here and the main flugtag site here. If the weather holds up, it should be a great time on the waterfront followed by the Bones and Brew festival.
From TeqKillYa: If you cannot make it to watch on Saturday, simply text “Team 29” to 72855 from 11 AM- 3 PM PST on Saturday! Help us with Crowd Favorite. We need about 10,000 votes to win!
Physical Theories As Women
an oldie but a goodie from McSweeney’s :
3. Quantum mechanics is the girl you meet at the poetry reading. Everyone thinks she’s really interesting and people you don’t know are obsessed about her. You go out. It turns out that she’s pretty complicated and has some issues. Later, after you’ve broken up, you wonder if her aura of mystery is actually just confusion.
prompted by Cocktail Party Physics where she counters with “Physical Theories Are Men” :
7. String Theory is the sensitive, complex emo guy with an impossibly brilliant mind and lots of emotional problems. In fact, he’s been in therapy practically since birth. He constantly complains that nobody understands him, and he’s right: sometimes it’s like he’s speaking an entirely different language. You’re fascinated because he’s got so many dimensional levels and seems to vibrate with a mysterious energy. Besides, you think you can help him overcome his intractable problems. You are deluding yourself. His interest in your simplistic three-spatial-dimensioned presence wanes in record time, and he starts passively-aggressively acting out. You suspect he wants to break up with you but just doesn’t have the balls to say so. He denies this when you confront him, insisting you can “work things out,” but then you find out he’s been having a fling with Loop Quantum Gravity, after swearing he hates her GUTs.
both are good reads, but McSweeney’s is the winner with their number 8. Go on… go read it.
The Essential Man’s Library
Over at The Art of Manliness, there is a list of 100 books that should be part of every man’s library – “books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man”.
Now, that doesn’t mean the book is irrelevant for female readers, but it just may have special import for the males. I’m not necessarily in agreement with each choice, but its a fairly diverse list which makes for a good source of new reading material.
Go check out the article for specific commentary on each book. I’m going to use this blog entry to track which ones I have read and give me a place to refer back to what should be next on my reading list. Bold indicates it needs to enter the queue.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Read – but along time ago.
- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli – Unread – bits and pieces here and there but not cover to cover.
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – Read
- 1984 by George Orwell – Read
- The Republic by Plato – Unread – bits and pieces here and there but not cover to cover.
- Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
(the other 90 after the jump)
One MarsEdit post was published and visible, one wasn’t. The one that wasn’t also had a problem just posting from the web (which was the reason I went to the client…)
Trying to post from web again.
First time failed – removed newest event plugin.
Looks to have cleared it up. Events created an Events page, which got deleted.. Weird because they were xposted fine. oh well. carry on.
Lots of stuff coming up in the next week or three. I can’t say that I am going to hit up all of these events, but they are definitely poking at my little brain.
Thursday (7/24) – Portland Timbers home game vs. Carolina RailHawks.
Friday (7/25) Either group outing to the Drive-In or DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at Roseland (probably drive in – havent been to one in forever!)
Saturday (7/26) Girl Talk at Roseland. This show should be super fun. The Feed The Animals album is great. Listening to Girl Talk Murders Seattle – Live at Chop Suey gives me great hope for this show. (psst – follow the Feed The Animals link and you can download it for free/name your own price).
Sunday (7/27) Chromeo at Berbati’s Pan. May be too tuckered out for this show, considering I just saw them at Coachella.
Saturday and Sunday (7/26/727) Oregeon Brewer’s Fest at the Waterfront
Monday (7/28) Weekly bar trivia at Chez Jose (eastside). Will Sparklemotion return to dominance, or is this the week apathy totally kills us off.
Thursday (7/31) Last Thursday in NE.
Saturday (8/2) Red Bull Flugtag at Waterfront Park.
Saturday and Sunday (8/2/83) Bones and Brew in the Pearl
Sunday (8/10) Providence Bridge Pedal. Our crew has decided to do the 8 bridge/24 mile route. Unless someone signed us up for the 11 bridge/37 mile route. Better step up my daily rides.
(errata: wrote this using MarsEdit to see if I like blogging from a desktop client as opposed to just using the web)
edit: added beerfest and bbq
I would like to see an application for the iPhone/iPod Touch called “Keep The Party Going”.
When your mobile device pauses a song and its on its home wifi network (example: you just walked in the door, and hit pause on your iPod) it should signal iTunes on a designated machine to start playing where the iPod left off.
I want this app to be free, so in lieu of my vig, you can just credit me. Otherwise standard million dollars and controlling ownership of your company is just fine.