Friday, January 16, 2009

86. Gnarly

This video has probably been out for a while, but I hadn't seen it until now when a friend sent it to me. I love Gnarls Barkley, and this is just awesome, so I thought I'd share. The heart sort of reminds me of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

85. The Mysterious Disappearance of the Coconut Macaroons

Around 6pm last evening, an empty cookie package was found lying on the floor of the Dining Room district, several feet from its lid. The package was last seen in the center of the dinner table only an hour before, containing approximately 8 remaining macaroons. The victim, who received the cookies as a birthday gift on Tuesday, was understandably distraught when he discovered they'd been taken.

The primary suspect is a lanky Smooth Fox Terrier associated with previous food disappearance cases, only one of which resulted in his actual conviction. The suspect was apprehended just over two years ago when he was caught standing on the dinner table with his face buried in a bowl of leftover cous-cous. Shortly afterward he was brought in for questioning when an entire bag of chocolate chip cookies went missing. As the cookies were never found, the case was dropped due to a lack of evidence. The investigator claims that during the interview she heard Frank belch smugly in gastric satisfaction, but the defendent countered this accusation, stating he was simply clearing his throat.

Other suspects in last night's caper include a Corgi/Chihuahua cross with deceiving Precious Moment eyes, and her acrobatic accomplice, a small black feline with a ninja-like ability to fade into the shadows. All three suspects have been brought in for questioning, but each were able to provide what appear to be solid alibis. Frank was allegedly with his best friend all evening, taking in a movie across town in the Bedroom neighborhood, while Ein and Fuu were seen with a friend, hanging around an arcade in the Lounge neighborhood. As detectives have been unable to pinpoint the exact time of the crime, and the macaroons have not been found, police fear the case may never be solved.

The usually talkative terrier has kept noticeably quiet since he was brought in for questioning, however. But the investigator swears she heard him belch...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

84. I forgot something.

I have an additional resolution to add to my list. I feel that provided the resolution is made prior to the end of January, it should technically still qualify as a New Year's resolution.

I am going to find a new job.

My current job makes me feel stressed out, depressed, under-appreciated, restless, cranky, and most importantly, under-paid. I am long overdue for a change.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

83. Hello 2009

We spent New Year's eve in the company of one of my very favorite bands in the universe...

Devotchka!



They were incredible. This was Matt and I's second time seeing them this year, and again, they left me breathless. If Nick Urata's Casanova voice doesn't bring you to your knees, Tom Hagerman's violin certainly will.

As a sort of memento of the evening, I just ordered "How It Ends" on vinyl. I can't wait for it to show up, it's going to be amazing.



And since it's 2009, I suppose it's also time for some resolutions. So here's what I've got:

1. Start doing yoga again, maybe even with some professional instruction.
2. Take a sewing class and get my machine repaired.
3. Learn to take a crossrail at a decent pace without landing on my head.
4. Start saving up some cash so I can renovate my bathrooms.
5. Hike to the top of Wallace Falls.
6. Stop making excuses for myself and actually go photo in my own city.

Happy 2009!