"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Happy Halloween, Man

Dirty Hippy

That's me; dirty hippy with a Moustache for a Majority. Man.

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Lost LostBlogging

Well, I lost a post I wrote about Lost somewhere in the last couple of days. Bummer.

Anyway, I caught up on the first three episodes, and I like it so far. It's unrealistic, but that's sort of the point; the show is interesting to me because it's about allegory and psychology and mystery. There's danger in that kind of narrative unraveling as things get "explained," but so far so good (e.g. w/the bear cages).

Also, loved the (highly unrealistic) shout out to the HC in Locke's dope-plantation flashback. Also also liking the new strong female leads among the others (including Trixie from Deadwood!).

Yeah, my other post was a little more substantive. What are ya gonna do?

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So Much To Say

I've got to catch up; there's a lot to blog about:

  • A week of Chapter Three
  • A week until the election and what that's all about
  • From inside the mind: dusting off old philosophies, and also paralyzed by babes (discussions of a pattern)
  • House news: gimpy Sixto, new loft bed, Zya returns
  • Older stuff: Robin's band's show, Frank and Laura's wedding, etc etc etc
  • Anyway, I'll probably never write it all, but I'll try. Lately I've been reading this Kesey book, Demon Box, which is interesting. It's stuff he wrote all after the Electric Kool-Aid heyday, from when he was on his family's farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. It's resonating with my home-building/nesting vibe. Still trying to find my groove out here, but getting closer all the time I think.

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Dixie Chicks Ad Banned from NBC

Click and see. The fact that this sort of thing is not allowed makes no sense to me. I mean, the ads for Fahrenheit 9/11 were much more disparaging to Boosh.

Can't wait for the networks to stop mattering.

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Last Day To Contribute

Today's the last day that a contribution to a candidate running for office will make any real difference. If you've been thinking about kicking down, now's the time, and even $20 can help.

Last night I went out with my partners for a Larrupin' dinner, and this morning I dropped the same amount on Jerry McNnerney who's down South, a PhD in Math, a Wind-Power expert and running against greasy-oilman Dick Pombo. That $200 contribution (ouch!) is enough to get me on the FEC's lists. Yeehaw.

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Here's what happens when you take your toilet away:

No toilet!

Here's a closeup of the naughty bits:

The hols

And then just some photos from my life:

Room long shot
Back yard

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Talk Nerdy To Me

The Chap3 boys are up here now and we had a good morning of meetings. Seems like we'll have a real business and even be able to pay ourselves decent.

Also, Firefox 2.0 is out. Go get 'em, especially if you can ditch IE.

Finally, shiny new core-duo 2 lappy from Apple, though I'm holding out for the consumer-grade version. Lighter, smaller, plastic... all the things a boy wants.

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A Taste of the Red Dawn

Got to have a little power outage last night -- probably wind-related -- a taste of the Red Dawn to come. It was kind of fun to set up the candles, inverter, headlamps, dominos, etc.

It creates a new kind of camradre in the household, goes well with the previous car-related feelings that lean me towards feeling like Westhaven is home.

And now, some borat:

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Googlebombs Away!

Fly my pretties! Fly!

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So I was looking at this old rusty Toyota, an '83 pickup with an improbably low 80,000 miles on it. That's nothing for one of those little suckers. It's a bit beat up and has some funked up parts as you might expect, but it runs real good. I was excited for a bit, but now I'm thinking not so much. It's just not enough car for $1,800.

I probably won't go for this one, but the process of checking it out seems to have flipped my switch for car ownership. I think I'm ready to take the plunge. The question is whether or not I go cheap and quick -- because there's a limit to how long I can spongue off my roommates for rides and I don't have a lot of extra capital atm -- or hold out until I have a little iron money in my pocket and get something nicer, more reliable, more interesting to drive.

I'll be looking...

Thoughts in no particular order:

  • Would like a light pickup. Something no bigger than old shifty, last summer's road trip rig. Good combo of hauling, sleepability, etc.
  • Would like something diesel, though that costs and limits options quite a bit.
  • Would like a manual transmission.

The real important thing is that I get something that runs, that can make the trip to SF and back, and that gets decent gas mileage. The rest is fluff, as this is a one year car I think; something to keep me going around here while I decide whether or not it's worth it to buy a real rig.

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