e_juliana: (rock on)

In which Patrick Stump shows us his mad genius.

Cellists headbanging whilst playing... well I won't spoil that part for you.

And if I'm going to be linking to headbanging cellists, I need to put Apocalyptica in here. Hall Of The Mountain King. One.

ESPN feature on Roller Derby. A lot of the footage is from the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN. Whoo! These women make miss playing rugby. Not enough, to, you know, go out for any of the teams here, but still.

More seriously, Amazing slide show of a wedding photo shoot interrupted by the quake in China

It looks like the Summit Fire is coming under control, thankfully.

Almost into the weekend. \o/!!
e_juliana: (damndest)
Let Me Save You $40: Here's How to Be Happy Everyone I know can use something on this list. You may know about everything he says, you may put some of it into practice, but it's so damn easy to fall back in to old, self-destructive habits.

The condensed list (but click through, because he makes some good points):

1. Stop being a dick.
2. Stop whining.
3. Get out, get some exercise, unplug and deal with real people.
4. If people are treating you like crap, then let them go.
5. Your critics are always right.
6. Do hard stuff for a change.
7. Let stuff go / suck it up.

Me, personally? I need to focus on #6 and #7 (#7 is a perennial goal). I've been working hard on #2 (and its follow-up, which is Whining Is Often Disguised As Venting), and I think I've done a pretty good job.

#5 is very close I always told my employees when I managed: a person's perception is their reality. It takes a very strong and imaginative person to step through and see themselves through someone else's eyes, and to admit that their perception of you is valid. It takes an even stronger person to do it when the criticism is not voiced, but acted upon.

Along this same vein: you can’t control everything, so don’t try. Let it go. Have some confidence in yourself: you’ll find a way to deal with it — whatever “it” is — when you get to it. Human beings are wonderfully adaptable creatures, and there have been others who have found ways to deal with worse than you will ever see.

Hell. Yes.
e_juliana: (black cat)
Actually, I have a country-based running mix, but I think I need a "sprinting" one. And maybe a bandom one. And maybe a Celtic punk one (though that would probably overlap with the sprinting one a lot). And then just a general "songs that make J happy to run" one. I forsee much music geekery.

One of the first ones that would go on the "sprinting" one would be Kazzer's "Pedal To The Metal". I enjoy the hell out of it for some weird reason. Also, it makes me think of [livejournal.com profile] serenada and [livejournal.com profile] cass404, but for different reasons. (cass because it's driving, serenada because it sounds like something you could put a Krav montage to.)

Also, I would like the rain to stop now, please. I'm tired of rain. I'd like to go running without the Gore-Tex.

In totally unrelated news, I kind of need this bike.

Mmm, Marina-bashing. Always fun, and rather hilarious in this case.

I have a rant brewing about the current/ongoing political jackassery going on in my neighborhood, specifically about one Mr. Aaron Peskin and his cohorts/asskissers in the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association ([livejournal.com profile] debg, can Solange or JP take them on?), but I'm waiting until my blood pressure comes down a little bit. But Peskin and Hizzoner Newsom can both shut the fuck up and sit down.

Bar life

Oct. 23rd, 2007 05:02 pm
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First off, Gary's fine. Just laying that out there. Apparently, Gary had a little heart scare yesterday. He was at some bar golf tourney or another (they're a popular fundraiser), felt a little arrhythmia, went to the hospital, got checked out, he's fine. He could stand to be in better shape and generally take better care of himself. This is a 60-year-old man who bartends 6 out of 7, drinks like a fish, and runs his own wine bar. He puts most of us to shame in the socializing sweepstakes.

So yeah, he had a heart scare. M called me today as soon as he found out - the story goes that as it was going down, people were saying "Don't call M. We don't need him freaking out and going apeshit in the middle of this." I told M, "Well yeah. You guys basically are a married couple at this point." He said, "Yeah, I don't know what I'd do if he died. Smack him one?" "More like you'd go into Hades and drag him back out by the hair." "Yeah."

At least we all know we've got our conversation fodder for the week.

In continued bar news, Sars at Tomato Nation pointed her readers toward this blog: Clublife. It's just a regular dude who bounces in NYC, writes about it, and has a book coming out from that blog. It's amusing and a lot of what he says is dead-on. Like this:

But if you do have a girlfriend, and you work where I work, don't expect to see her on worknights because she's not coming in. She's not invited. In fact, she's barred. They all are. No girlfriend, fiancee or wife of a bouncer is permitted inside the club while he's on the job -- unless it's an emergency, of course -- because management doesn't want us getting distracted. And this policy is a hundred percent correct.

I totally agree. I try not to come in when M's working Columbus (though I have made the drunken error every once in a while) because he doesn't need the extra distraction. It's a bar, not a club, so the potential for trouble is much less, but still. Life's a whole lot easier all around if I go somewhere else for the night - when I bother to go out. As we all know, I'm tired of all the idiots populating my nabe on a Friday or Saturday night.

Anyway. I was already planning on giving a few books as gifts this holiday season - looks like one more got added to the list.
e_juliana: (straight for the guns)
Elmo is a 45-year old African-American with a deep voice. (NYT, registration required, visit bugmenot.com if need be.) I've found Elmo kind of annoying, but Mr. Clash's story is pretty damn cool.

Killa and T. Jonesy's Star Trek sings "Knights Of The Round Table" is up on DevilDucky, and is hilarious.

Man shoots hanggliders at Ft. Funston, then turns the gun on himself. The victims are friends of a friend - please spare a good thought or three for them.

Crap. I should stay more on top of things - PopScene's 10th anniversary bash tomorrow should be pretty damn awesome. Of course it's sold out - also, why are The Killers looking like a 70s rock band?

I'm sure many people have already seen Stylus Magazine's Top 100 Videos Of All Time, but in case you haven't....

[livejournal.com profile] serenada, do you know of Corky & The Juice Pigs at all? (I'm assuming they've been in Montreal a few times, but I could be wrong.) They're well worth the watch.

Huh. Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski lost the primary, so the race is between Tony Knowles and Sarah Palin. Murkowski used to be a Senator - he, Don Young, and Ted Stevens have been in political office for as long as I can remember, and for much longer before that - almost the entire life of Alaska as a state. (My family is, of course, supporting the Democrat Tony Knowles.) I also notice that the natural-gas pipeline is a major issue for both candidates. I know it's a factor in BP shutting the Pipeline down - they want the gas pipeline, and are reminding AK exactly how dependent the state is on those companies. My question is - what's Canada's stance on this thing? This is bigger - in both a financial and security way - than the Alaska-Canada Highway. If Canada doesn't want it, it's a non-issue. Or, at least, it won't be happening for a while.


May. 10th, 2005 04:15 pm
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The New Digital Divide.

I'm lazy - I use LiveJournal as my RSS and blog. I'm starting to use it as my photohosting source as well, though I've still got photos spread out on Yahoo and KodakGallery (formerly oFoto). I don't have time or interest to maintain a real website. I get most of my technology updates from My Friends On The Internets, which earns me puzzled looks from my more Luddite friends here in face-to-face land.

I should know more techy stuff, though. I should have better competency on systems and whatnot.

Various linky goodnesseseses

16 things to do with an RSS feed

Absofuckinglutely awesome - The History Of Sampling. So very cool. [livejournal.com profile] bigpenguin, you'll love it.

Day 2 of The Huffington Post, and I think I've found a new favorite website.

Suburban Myths.

Waves hello to P. Dude, come on LJ. Come to the dark side......
e_juliana: (kickass)
I would commit unspeakable acts for a tophat like this one.

Warning: Gizoogle is hilariously addictive, particularly when you have a theater staff page to run through it.

J'adore La Coquette. I don't remember who on my f-list originally linked to her, but merci beaucoup!

Papa Don got Z & me addicted to a silly, silly RPG called Adventure Quest. We have spent as many hours as we possibly can playing this silly little game. It's still a lot of fun.

Go Fug Yourself and Manolo's Shoe Blog are still guilty pleasures.

Continuing in the fashion theme, Style.com has proved fascinating, with an homage to dandies being the latest article to catch my eye.

This is one of my favorite comics evAR.

I'm cheerful. Why am I cheerful? I should not be cheerful. I should be groggy and cranky. Instead, I am groggy, sore, and cheerful. I digust myself.


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