If anybody's interested, I finally put some substance up in my Mikey Mikerson
Well, I did indeed carve up Mt. Baker w/ Andrea the other day. It rocked! It was a long way to go - we spent 1/3 of the day snowboarding and the other 2/3 driving - but it was great to get out and play in the snow. I actually remember how to snowboard from last year, which is incredible, and makes me very happy. My bum doesn't hurt that much either, which is miraculous.
So last night I made my annual Karikas Interactive business cards - the cards I print out every year (well, ok, this is year #2) and mail off to people I've done freelance jobs for. Here she is (not sure why this is a she):
I think I like last year's better, but this one seems alright. It printed off real well, and I only had to perform minor surgery on the printer to wake it up from its six month slumber.
I'm still mourning the loss of Sparky
. I need something to fill the void he's left. I've been thinking about maybe getting an electric bicycle, which is actually slightly more expensive than Sparky was, but much more versitale. Here's the guy I'm eyeing - the LAfree Lite
. The good is that it'd get me to excercise more, but not 'beyond comfort', and I would get moving. Also, I could use it for real bike trips, take it on the bus, take it up the stairs. The bad is that it's no Sparky, but honestly I have mixed feelings about getting another Sparky, since he was so problematic. If there was an eGo Cycle III I might be interested, but Sparky was awfully buggy. The other bad is that I'm really going to have to get renter's insurance, since absolutely nothing is sacred in that carport of mine.
Today I was driving home and the license plate in front of me said "What'd you expect? I'm a girl". Perhaps I should put a license plate on Blue Steel that says "What'd you expect? I have explosive diarrhea".
Yesterday Andrea and I checked out the fake snow at Pacific Place mall. It really was kind of amazing, it snowing inside a building and all, and having it vanish the instant it touched you. I still have no idea what it was... maybe some carcinigen. But, the piped-in Christmas music, oodles of expensive mall stores all around, and the realization that people want to recreate snow
made it a little more revolting than magical. Still neat, though.
Also yesterday I was walking downtown for a bit and listened to this Chris Joss CD - it was great! I felt transformed, like the whole city was on beat. It was like the beginning of Saturday Night Fever where John Travolta is strutting, or at the beginning of Oliver & Co. where Billy Joel tells Joey Lawrence "You gotta have rhythm kid - this city's got beat!" I also played a killer game of Galaga beforehand which helped.
And now a couple of sappy things. I think these lyrics are, dare I say, beautiful. From The Magnetic Fields:
You need me
like the wind needs the trees
to blow in
like the moon needs poetry
you need me
...and I think this is really cute. I took over a booth last week where two lesbians were flirting with each other, and found this napkin left behind!
I'm going to Palm Springs w/ my sister for Christmas, yay! Maybe I can make sandmen instead of snowmen. I hear it's hard to get the carrot to stick, though.
Andrea, 12-15-2004 with $9.57
Tea--I wanna! There's even a trolley that goes there from downtown SD, which may save some time at the border. My fridge has the perfect addition to your napkin collection, which I would be happy to donate for the cause.
Elicia, 12-15-2004 with $7.33
Mike-o, Will you still be making a detour to San Diego, (yay)? How about a small road trip to Tea-you-wanna? I'd be excited to have crossed into both our northern bordering neighbor (to Vancouver) and the southern one with you!!