I'm beginning to accept the fact I only write here once a month now. That's ok, life is whizzing by!
Now that I'm working for myself I had the realization that 'Hey, I could volunteer for places during the day when I have time!' So I volunteered at KEXP
for their most recent pledge drive. Not answering the phones, but tallying together every web and phone pledge that came in for about four hours. It was probably the best volunteer experience I've ever had! I'm usually pretty nervous going into a place to volunteer, but everybody there was alarmingly cool about everything. So chill, even fairly relaxed during a frantic pledge drive. And you can't beat having John
's son ramble by and offer you water, or the conversation of discussing the finer points of the Buttrock Suites
with a fellow KEXP fan.
After a long search of many, many months I finally bought Heelys
. 2007 is the first time they've released any styles in my enormous foot size! Although kids everywhere seem to have these and can still function, for me it is a life of uncertain danger and absolute terror. The second day I had them I totally biffed it and skinned my left knee (also putting a nice giant hole in my new jeans). The third day I totally biffed it and skinned my left knee, part deux. Neither of those incidents was much fun, and it takes a surprisingly long time for my body to heal these days.
But, growing pains aside, I am now getting the hang of it and have learned through pain-response, if nothing else, how to walk in them correctly to avoid further injury (my knee suffered while walking, not... skate-walking
). I'm stoked to have these. My dad actually sent me some hardcore roller skates for Christmas but those are much, much deadlier in Seattle where hills are abundant and at least 20° each. I live in a city of planes.
The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is coming soon (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
)! The trailer comes out next week, and the movie is released in a mere two months! Can't believe it. I'm working hard to get a redesigned Pirate Jokes
site up, but so far have only delivered a new shirt (thanks to Alice for the sweet piratical design!). I also recently broke the 600-joke barrier on the site, whoa! That's a lot of bad humor, PARRRRRrrrrrdon me!
Alice and I also went to a dog show (and then the symphony
- I have a ridiculous life) last week. Now we have dog fever. I've had cat fever and bunny fever before, but now dog fever. But I can't have a dog right now because not only are they not allowed in my apartment, but I'm only home a couple days a week. Or could I live a lifestyle where I bring the dog with me everywhere (this would be a smaller dog)? Hmm. I would be... questioned.
Speaking of bunny fever, my good friend Sara
is running a bunny adoption for the rest of March. The photography company she works for is using them for some Easter photos, but they come from a farm where it's three bunnies to a 3' x 3' cage, and most if not all of them will end up as bunny meat. That's where these bunnies are going if you don't adopt one. How about you go to Sara's site
and tell her you want a bunny?
I close this installment with a photo from my youth. For those of you who are familiar with my family you're probably thinking the same thing I am... "there's liquor in that bottle!"
Alfredo, 4-7-2007 with $8.12
Couldn't help thinking of April 8th, when I heard the Saturn commercial... (Ba Doo Ba Doo) from the muppets! I'm quite sure this Sunday will not only be "special", but a fun one as well!!