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Assorted Musical Happenings

Posted on 2009.01.09 at 07:51
I'm not necessarily going to all these but consider this my info-mercial for live music in the DC area:

The Smithereens 1/10 - Ramshead Annapolis (2 shows)
The Smithereens 1/15 - State Theatre
Enter the Haggis 1/21 - Ramshead Annapolis
Blue Oyster Cult 1/23 - State Theatre
Reel Big Fish 1/25 - 9:30 Club
Gin Blossoms 1/29 - State Theatre
Gin Blossoms 1/30 - Ramshead Annapolis
The English Beat 1/30 - Ramshead Live! (hard on my feet)
The English Beat 2/2 - Birchmere
Bloodhound Gang 2/16 - Recher
Young Dubliners 2/19 - Wolf Trap (Barns)
Jonathan Coulton 2/20 - Birchmere
Jonathan Coulton 2/21 - Ramshead Annapolis
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic 2/21 - Ramshead Live (very tempting!!!)
Toad the Wet Sprocket 2/23 - Ramshead Annapolis
Toad the Wet Sprocket 2/24 - Birchmere
Carbon Leaf 2/27 - Ramshead Annapolis
Battlefield Band 3/19 - Wolf Trap (Barns)
Colin Hay 4/2 - Ramshead Annapolis
Nightwish 5/5 - Sonar
B-52's 5/13 - Ramshead Live
Blue Oyster Cult 6/4 - Ramshead Annapolis

I'm sorely tempted to catch a Legwarmers show sometime - anyone seen them?

Garnet Rogers will be around later in the year.
October Project looks like it has gone away again.
Grey Eye Glances are reportedly going to be back on tour soon - watch this space.

Posted on 2008.09.24 at 01:30
Go listen to Shower the People (James Taylor or your favorite version).

It's helping me tonight.


LJCycle before Freecycle: Weight-loss books

Posted on 2008.08.22 at 15:25
I think, in the last X years, I've tried every weight-loss eating plan out there.  As a result, I have some number of books from the various plans taking up space in my universe.  I am getting rid of them all.

Here's the list:

Protein Power
Atkins New Diet Revolution (probably a late'90s edition)
Eat to Win
Eater's Choice
Eat More, Weigh Less
Eat Right For Your Type
The Low Calorie Cookbook
The New Fit or Fat
A (probably incomplete) set of Jenny Craig booklets

If you're interested in any of these, leave a comment or shoot me an email.
Preference will be given to people I'm likely to see in the semi-near future (and yes, this might be an excuse to make a lunch date!)
I can mail if needed, contribution towards postage nice but not required.

Any remaining will be freecycled locally.


Housenoodling updated

Posted on 2008.06.19 at 19:10
If you're interested in pix of the house in its current state.


BPAL swap

Posted on 2008.06.13 at 11:29
I have the following mostly-full (right at or just below top of label) BPAL imps available to a good home:


I'm also looking for anyone who has bought any of the Neil Gaiman-inspired scents and is willing to give me a sniff/test. I'm too cheap to buy a whole bottle based on description....

Drop me a comment!


Not really an update

Posted on 2008.05.13 at 08:57
Lessee. Weddings. Planning. A certain amount of rushing about. Work. Family.

Now I'm housesitting for a few days.

Everyone should check out the previously-recorded interview with Nuala O'Faolain on Fresh Air yesterday. (, click on programs & Fresh Air) She had some fabulous things to say about growing older, being childless, etc. Very insightful. "The reason to earn money is to pay for the nursing home." Great interview and now I want to get her books.

Not much else exciting going on. Anyone have experience laying floating strip flooring (the snap-together kind)?

Posted on 2008.03.06 at 10:05
I wanted to post something about the passing of Gary Gygax, but couldn't figure what to say. We'll never know what the world would have been like without D&D (and all the things that followed on....)

I'm loving this teasing spring weather.

I'm tired and having a bit of a rough patch, but this too shall pass. Midterms, etc. Bleah.


I'm not getting any better about posting

Posted on 2008.02.28 at 18:53
But I'm thinking of people, and reaching out a little more.

Saturday I'm celebrating with friends at a wedding. Sunday I'm celebrating a birthday with friends. Monday I have a lunch with an amazing woman and dinner with a different one. Last weekend I spent Saturday with *three* amazing women.

I happy.

Which is good, cause work is a zoo, school is a zoo and I'm ready to kill our contractors.

Off to do more work now.


Wow, I think I win a prize

Posted on 2008.01.25 at 09:10
A prize for least-frequent updates.

I guess I feel like I've been posting the same things over and over, with not much variation.

So. Work proceeds. House stuff proceeds, although there've been some hiccups. School has started. I need to exercise more.

Yeah, pretty much the same stuff.


Happy New Year

Posted on 2008.01.08 at 12:07
So far, 2008 is okay. Nothing spectacular but not bad.

Lessee. House renovations progress, with a goal of being in the new space in the next two weeks. Then the old space is renovated and we're done. Might actually happen....

Work is going okay, although we're both busy.

School hasn't started yet.

Families are holding together pretty well.

Friends are much-neglected. Working on that more this year.

Didn't put on too much weight over the holidays, and I'm back to trying to get it off. Plus being more active.

Am I forgetting any major life areas? *chuckle*

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