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February 18th, 2004
Musical Orgasms for ME.
On top of my super-sexy and sleek Les Paul Special I got yesterday, Nicole surprised me with a super hyped Amp.
We drove to Guitar Center in West Palm to get me a guitar stand, strap, strings, and picks, but she had other plans and got me this:http://crateamps.com/html/product.cfm?pid=27The new GLX Series is the top of the line series of analog amps with digital signal processing. Featuring twin Crate Custom L 12" speaker and 120 watts RMS, the GLX212 includes 3 channel operation for a triad of tone opportunities. This amp also features a chromatic tuner, an effects loop with level, plus an intuative lighted angle control panel including 3 band EQ, dual lead gains, and shape control. Also new on the GLX212 is the redesigned heavy duty handle with soft touch rubberized grip for better transportability.
Player Type: This amp is for semi-professional players who rehearse and perform on a regular basis, in a small to medium sized venue environment. Switch the lights on when you want them or turn them off when you don't.
Just so everybody knows, she's the "Best. Girl. Ever."
February 16th, 2004
Well, hoo friggin ray. :
We got DSL. We've made the crossover.
We are no longer in the stone age. High Speed, I'm Richie, nice to meet you.
On the other hand, I'm getting a Les Paul Special in Ebony with Alnico Humbuckers tomorrow, so the fun doesn't stop here.
Hooray for me. Happy days.
January 30th, 2004
It's been a while since I updated, but what the fuck.
The Patriots are in the superbowl again, that's great.
I'm busy at work, so I'll be short.
Got a promotion to Copy Editor (as opposed to Associate Editor). Now instead of entering the information, I actually edit and approve it. Hot dog!
Been jamming alot, hanging out and playing music. Drink a bit too much.
Eat even more too much. Gained about 70 pounds since I've been in Florida. But I carry it well, I no longer look like a skinny bitchboy.
Got lots of new toys, couple cars, apartement. Life's good.
Thinking about buying a new 700 dollar guitar. Step up, or step out of the way, right?
December 27th, 2002
on the Sports Nation's Top Teams of 2002
. New England Patriots
When the Pats beat the Raiders in the snow last January and then won the AFC crown, you just knew Vince Lombardi was up there somewhere, watching and smiling. Old school. Then they declined to be introduced as individuals before the Super Bowl, opting to take the field as a team. Old school. Then they beat the Rams in the big game with a field goal as time expired in the Super Bowl, winning 20-17. Old school. Tom Brady? Modest, great when it counted. Old school.
December 18th, 2002
hate my cat. hate hate hate. need sleepies. zzzzz
oh um, christmas must be soon. but it's still not cold here
i want snow
ahhhh, i got lots of presents for nicole, but not much for anyone else. woops ??
arrrhh, need more money
will be gone by saturday
it's me! posting! whip.
STACEY IS A SPACE MONKEY!
erm, yes i have started making music again.
small internet label has offered to pick me up on my next completed project.
wee! i'll be getting my brother, josh, the homosexual man loving midget, to do the cd artwork for me. ps: my brother is not really a homosexual, or a midget, but he is man loving. or not.
man i need sleep. stupid animal.
and so do the patriots even though they lost like bitches to the titans monday. ty law was jogging as eddie george plowed past him ten feet away at one point. i knew the game was over right there, even though at the time it was only 7-0 in the first quarter. premier CBs shouldn't jog. hussle up to that play and lay a hit on somebody, maybe force a fumble. don't jog like you don't want to play. biatch.
okay, i should work now. seasons greetings to all three of you that read my shite. !!@@
oh right, word of the day.
Word of the Day for Wednesday December 18, 2002
lugubrious \lu-GOO-bree-uhs; -GYOO-\, adjective:
Mournful, often exaggeratedly or affectedly; woeful; gloomy.
Wilson adds a great deal of humor to a work that might otherwise have seemed a little lugubrious.
--Robert Brustein, "Dreaming a Dream Play," New Republic, January 15, 2001
These days Yeltsin appears increasingly lugubrious; the spring is missing from his step when he shuffles down the long red carpet at the Kremlin, and there are embarrassing pauses when he answers off-the-cuff questions.
--Kevin Fedarko, "Headache of State," Time, April 4, 1994
He was looking out at the green whorls of English fields and English woods, at the enchanting chalky blue of the English sky, and wondering if this tilled and agreeable little country might not be just the place for a man to revive himself, to shake off those morbid dawn vigils, those nights when it seemed some demonic lapdog crouched on his chest, panting into his face; those lugubrious moods that had troubled him ever since Munich like a cough one could never quite be rid of . . . .
--Andrew Miller, Casanova in Love
The Word of the Day for December 18 is:
edulcorate • \ih-DUL-kuh-rayt\ • (verb)
: to free from harshness (as of attitude) : soften
Desperately in need of a loan, Martin used every trick he knew to cajole, flatter, and edulcorate his well-heeled but frugal Aunt Clara.
Did you know?
An old saying advises giving sweets to the sweet, but pragmatic types may feel it's better to use them to edulcorate the sour. "Edulcorate" has the ideal history for a "sweets-to-the-sour" term; it derives from the Latin root "dulcis," which means "sweet." It is often used in contexts that refer to sweetening up a sourpuss, either with something that is literally sweet (such as candy) or that is figuratively so (such as flattery). "Dulcis" is also the source for several terms related to soft, sweet music (such as "dulcet" and "dolce") and an instrument that produces it ("dulcimer").
December 9th, 2002
coke and work, hum
what you say to some girls
you- did it hurt?
you- when you fell from heaven.what you say to other girls
you- did it hurt?
you- when you fell out of the damn ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
ps, i'm tired and feeling shitty. yay!
The Word of the Day for December 9 is:
doppelgänger • \DAH-pul-gang-ur\ • (noun)
*1 : a ghostly counterpart of a living person
2 a : alter ego b : a living person who has the same name as or who closely resembles another living person
In Dostoyevsky's novel The Double, a clerk named Golyadkin is driven to madness by unrequited love and by his doppelgänger, a wraith that succeeds everywhere he himself has failed.
Did you know?
According to age-old German folklore, all living creatures have a spirit double who is invisible but identical to the living individual. These second selves are perceived as being distinct from ghosts (which appear only after death), and sometimes they are described as the spiritual opposite or negative of their human counterparts. In 1796, German writer Johann Paul Richter, who wrote under the pseudonym Jean Paul, coined the word "Doppelgänger" (from "doppel-," meaning "double," and "-gänger," meaning "goers") to refer to such specters.
Word of the Day for Monday December 9, 2002
irrefragable \ir-REF-ruh-guh-buhl\, adjective:
Impossible to refute; incontestable; undeniable; as, an irrefragable argument; irrefragable evidence.
I had the most irrefragable evidence of the absolute truth and soundness of the principle upon which my invention was based.
--Sir Henry Bessemer, Autobiography
On June 4, the Citizen featured an interview with the Joneses' lawyer, R. S. Newcombe, who insisted that at the pending manslaughter trial he would bring "positive, absolute, irrefragable proof from . . . the most eminent scientists in the world" to show that both the Bates and Hunt operations were necessary and that no surgeon could have saved their lives.
--Regina Morantz-Sanchez, Conduct Unbecoming a Woman
The presumption of authorial substance, intelligence, and style is so great that his admirers will insist on these virtues even when presented with repeated and irrefragable evidence of their corresponding vices.
--James Gardner, review of The Ruin of Kasch, by Roberto Calasso, National Review, March 20, 1995
December 6th, 2002
sleepy, oh so sleepy.
i feel very tired now. i should be getting to work, but i just sit here staring at espn.com or livejournal.
sure it's only 2 minutes past punch-in, but i can't help feeling very lazy right now.
i feel like lounging on the beach and sipping margaritas. waves washing sand.
but it's dreadful out. the horizon is wet with darkness. so even if work was suddenly and inexplicably canceled, i'd have no sun under which to sit.
The Word of the Day for December 6 is:
voracious • \vor-AY-shus\ • (adjective)
1 : having a huge appetite : ravenous
*2 : excessively eager : insatiable
Tom is a voracious reader who whips through three or four books each week.
Did you know?
"Voracious" is one of several English words that derive from the Latin verb "vorare," which means "to eat" or "to devour." "Vorare" is also an ancestor of our "devour" and of the "-ivorous" words, which describe the diets of various animals. These include "carnivorous" (meat-eating), "herbivorous" (plant-eating), "omnivorous" (feeding on both animals and plants), "frugivorous" (fruit-eating), "graminivorous" (feeding on grass), and "piscivorous" (fish-eating).
Word of the Day for Friday December 6, 2002
orotund \OR-uh-tuhnd\, adjective:
1. Characterized by fullness, clarity, strength, and smoothness of sound.
2. Pompous; bombastic.
"I have been cursed to stalk the night through all eternity," he went on, his voice orotund, carrying all across the playground.
--Michael Chabon, Werewolves in Their Youth
Just once he should resist citing Melville's orotund pronouncement that "genius, all over the world, stands hand in hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round."
--James Atlas, "The Great Reminiscer," New York Times, September 3, 1995
. . . a down-at-heel philosopher who no longer thinks but gabs, the bore at the dinner table, growing more self-absorbed and orotund and cynical with each glass of wine.
--"Melting in Sri Lanka," New York Times, March 29, 1987
Orotund derives from Latin ore rotundo, "with a round mouth," hence "clear, loud," from os, oris, "the mouth" + rotundus, "round." It is related to oral.
oh, also: i've been trying to get in contact with my silly brother, but his e-mails have apparently all been extincted. hum. if you know him, whack him on the head and tell him to email me. i want him to do cd artwork for my next project, which has been offered to be picked up by a small cd printing label based somewhere in the north. he could have his work published, i thought he'd jump at the chance. if only i could speak with him about it....................... *poink*
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