Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Malcolm Christ, The Christ-Men, and Rated Christ Movies

Ah, she's using the Dirrty Dictionarry, I see.

I'm off now to see The Count of Monty Xo, read my Pooh book about Xopher Robin, Xten a boat, and of course try to obtain the power Xal (oh, wait, that doesn't work).

Flubber.
Christtina

You'd think it would be "Xina," but she actually spells it "Xtina." Itt musst bbe thatt cooll doubble conssonant thinng aggain.

Merrrry Christtmas everryone!

Monday, December 23, 2002

Merry Christina Aguileramas

Isn't it Xina? It's partially the way that I crappily saved it as a jpg, at a very low resolution or whatever.

Merry Crimble to everyone. Hope everything's all crimbly all around.

Crimble Crumble.

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Merry Christmas, kids


Monday, December 16, 2002

Xtina

They misspelled her name, too.

I haven't seen the actual magazine, so maybe it's just the scan... But is that a painting from a photograph, or a photo that's been so heavily airbrushed/altered that it might as well be a painting?

Saturday, December 14, 2002

They Misspelled Dirrty

Friday, December 13, 2002

A Post
By Jason B. Bell


I think that I shall never see
A post as lovely as a tree
Because posts are just pieces of wood
Cut from trees and rounded or squared off
And are used to support or hang things on
Like fences and telephone wires
And structural supports for buildings
And for flyers saying work at home for $$$
And advertising generic viagra pills
And ninja lessons and stuff,
While trees are pretty and have leaves
And some even have flowers
Unless it's some kind of sickly,
Dead-looking tree
Then a post might be as lovely or more than that tree
But even that awful tree
That Charlie Brown picked for Christmas
Could be made lovely in the end.

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Finally, a New Post
I check the blog every day and was so tired of seeing the same old Calvinism post (clever title, by the way) that I decided I'd just make my own post.

C'mon jobby
Things are pretty good here in Austin, still no job yet, but I've got high hopes for this one job that I interviewed for last week. There will be a second round of interviews in the next couple of weeks, but from what everyone in the know has said, they probably won't hire anyone until after Christmas. So, all of you who hope I get a job, keep your fingers crossed.

Freelancing it
I'm doing some freelance work for a local businessman, mostly internet work. I'm also freelance editing. I've already been given four books to work on. I've finished one and am about to review the revision. It's called "A Town Where Lights Are Blue," and it's supposed to be out this January. The book I'm editing now is more interesting, but I'm not sure when that's going to be out.

Busy
So, between the freelance work and making all of my Christmas presents this year, I'm keeping pretty busy.

Movies
And, I'm patiently waiting for "The Two Towers" to arrive. I believe that Rusty and I will be there opening night with our free tickets. Yay for the Lord of the Rings.

Briga
By the way, for those of you who were worried, Noby Nobriga is indeed alive. I spoke to him myself. I think I speak for everyone when I say, "Glad you're not dead, Noby."

Peanut Gallery
Now, let's have posts from you all.

Monday, December 02, 2002

Calvinism

I saw the famous Calvin Johnson in Austin this past weekend. He's the guy from Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, and Dub Narcotic Sound System (as well as recently being a solo artist) and the founder of K Records for those not in the know... one of my musical heroes and personages of like mind.

As I was paying my cover, I heard a deep voice saying "I'm playing here tonight" to the guy at the door, and it was Calvin and I turned around and smiled and said "Hey" and then he smiled and said "Hey." I later got to talk to him when I bought a 45 of the new Dub Narcotic Sound System single (guess I'll buy a record player eventually) and got him to sign it. He said, "Good choice." And then after the show I took a picture of him and me together, one of those extended arm pictures. Cause I'm all fanny like that.

Calvin's very nice and approachable, unlike my major musical hero, Stephin Merritt.

Many group-based people released solo stuff this year: Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields, etc.), Calvin Johnson, Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), and Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) if you count Ugly Cassanova, but I guess I don't.

Other Thanksgiving fun: hanging out with Liza, Nyleva, Eric, and Athena... eating lots of food and turkey... playing Acquire (the kickenest ass game, up there with Monopoly and Buffy) and winning... watching the extended version of Lord of the Rings with Liza (who almost watched it again the next day she luuvs it so much, but instead she just bought it)... getting hard-to-find movies at the I Love Video store (Errol Morris's [i]Gates of Heaven[/i], which I almost payed 30 bucks for on Ebay just to see it; and Peter Jackson's [i]Meet the Feebles[/i] and [i]Forgotten Silver[/i]), cause Austin is cool like that... thrifting through thriftystuffs... seeing too much SNL... seeing [i]Aliens[/i] for the first time since early college... oh, and losing at Trivial Pursuit.

Russell.