Monday, March 27, 2006

sorry I've been MIA

I recently started a new job, so I haven't had much time to post anything new.

Things I'm thinking about this Monday morning:

1. I don't care if I have to put up with drunk jock a**holes, I'm going to the hfstival this year if Radiohead is playing. (maybe)
2. My new job is going well.
3. I met Bob Edwards, formerly of NPR's Morning Edition last week at XM Studios and he's super.

I promise to be back sometime soon with something more poignant.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Congrats Jody and Alex!

My friend Jody birthed a baby girl today. Congrats to her and her husband, Alex!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Am I Alone in This?

I am tired of people asking me if I watch American Idol. I don't. I don't watch American Idol because I believe it simply encourages the production of crap pop songs across America. Don't the American people deserve better than another rendition of "I Believe the Children Are Our Future"? Don't American people want better than that?

Some people, when faced with the possibility that the songs performed on American Idol are terrible covers of crap pop songs state that they watch it to see what "Simon says". How they can sit through hours of Ryan Seacrest, that horrible music they constantly play in the background, and the hours of commercials to hear a witty comment by Simon, I'll never know.

So, America, here are some alternatives to watching American Idol. I promise you'll be better off:

1. Go buy the new Belle and Sebastian cd, The Life Pursuit, if you're looking for some pretty pop songs. Or the new Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood.

2. Listen to some Bill Hicks comedy, if you're looking for just the right blend of offensive humor and sarcasm.

3. Rent the first season of Freaks and Geeks.

4. Watch Scrubs instead.

If anyone else has any more suggestions, feel free to let me know.