Thursday, September 30, 2004

my spacebar keeps sticking!

so i want to go ahead and apologize: if any of my words get slurred, i am not still drunk on yellow tail shiraz from last night - it's my stupid keyboard, i swear.

so in my neverending quest to cut myself off from people at work and listen to music from 8:30 to 5:30, i have found something interesting. unfortunately, it happens to be an AOL product, but oh well. i downloaded the latest upgrade to AIM this morning,and one thing they offer is free radio.i know you can find free radio all over the internet, but honestly, nothing has made itself as available to me as this. which is kind of scary - am i to lazy to go look for something in this age of having everything handed to us? hey wait - my spacebar stopped sticking. oh wait, it's back again. dammit. anyway, the AOL radio thing. there is a station called "80s alternative" that is rocking my head right now. i am now listening to the missing persons song "walking in l.a." i have heard r.e.m., stone roses, the cure and new order in the past 30 min. or so. they also have these other interesting stations: 90s alternative (now playing the cranberries), 90s indie (now playing guided by voices), classic punk (now playing the new york dolls and then sham 69), indie rock grrls (now playing the sugarcubes, who were not really 'indie', but whatever), my new favorite rainy days stations, melancholia (now playing the softies and then the new year), new wave (now playing iggy pop, who i would call more punk than new wave, but whatever), there is even a guest DJ section with current and former obsessions of mine such as hillary duff (i was upset to hear jason mraz when i first turned it on, but she redeemed herself with radiohead), and avril lavigne (who apparently listens to all crap). back to 80s alternative again for the cult. YES!

t-daddy is right in his comment that things get better. i'm back up today, at least a little bit. i'm experiencing pre-birthday euphoria.the gals are talking about a big friday night (which none of us can afford, but it'sfun to talk about) beginning with dinner at the best vegetarian indian restaurant in atlanta,lovinglydubbed "cockroach" (you DON'T want to hear that story), then onto trader vic's for fruity alcohol drinks with parrots in them, and then to lenny's for dancing and hopefully free drinks, and then to a strip club, maybe the pink pony. whew!if that all works out, it'll be crazy. but fun. unfortunately, i think casey and i will have to forgo my birthday dinner at dante's this year, we just don't have the money. it's the first of the month and we have rent and bills due. ugh.

i'm thinking of watching the presidential debates tonight, but it'll just make me mad. i really hope kerry wins, but the pessimist in me says don't count on it. i envy joy because her parents are democrats - i think my parents may have been on the liberal side of things long ago, but then they got rich, conservative and republican. and casey hates bush AND kerry, thinks they're both evil, and will be voting libertarian. i don't even like to talk politics with him because we have such differing views. back around the time of the primaries in the spring, i took a few online quizzes that rate your political affiliation based on your views on several issues. well, i guess i wasn't far off when i joined that socialist club in high school - i was rated as a socialist. i can't decide whether to be proud or scared.


Blogger Tom Todaro said...

Easy question, easy answer(s): Be both. But be yourself. I spent a lot of time thinking of how I could go along with Bush. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't come up with one good reason. Be proud, be yourself, be afraid until Bush loses.

September 30, 2004 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Todaro said...

It's still sticking! So is Joy's! And she got me into this!

October 10, 2004 at 4:59 PM  

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