What I Did With My Afternoon

Had a recording session in the music studio where The Breeders recorded Last Splash. Top that! Ha! You can’t! Not for your afternoon!

My life is fun sometimes.

34 Comments on “What I Did With My Afternoon”

  1. I fixed someone’s printer, rebooted a server and then had a white chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookie with canned peaches…..

    Ok…guess you’re right…can’t top the studio thing.

  2. Damn, all I did was lose my shit over the GOP tactics.

    No, not really. I spent my time recoding some delicate parts of the system I developed. I describe it as like playing Jenga… where you have to put differently-shaped pieces back in after taking the old ones out.

  3. Beats my day. I spent it standing in line, getting registered for the rest of my engineering classes at college.

  4. I miss the early/mid ’90s. I guess that means I’m getting old. You kids get off my lawn! My day? I’m going to start charging a 100%/hr premium when I have to fix someone’s classic ASP. Maybe that will help convince the clients that it would be cheaper and faster to just have me bring their apps up to an actual programming language, in which I can use this century’s best practices.

  5. showoff :)
    I spent mine working and having one of those “hollow leg” days. But no matter how many times I went to the fridge, there wasn’t anything new and exciting to eat.

  6. Hey John: Obama’s not listening to you, ready the mallet.

    “Amie Parnes reports from Lebanon, VA:

    Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin’s new “change” mantra.

    “You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said as the crowd cheered. “It’s still a pig.”

    “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still gonna stink.”

    “We’ve had enough of the same old thing.””

    So he called or at least implied that Palin is a pig as well as smelling of fish. In the very least it was poorly thought out or was it an un/intentional insult? I would like your thoughts on this. All I can say is this is quite fun. Might this be the last splash?

  7. Charlie:

    Why are you putting stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with what this entry is about into this comment thread?

    Please don’t do that again.

  8. Actually, yeah, I can top that.

    How, might one ask?

    By getting my century-old treadle-powered sewing machine working again, then playing with it. (Ok, well, the serial number indicates it was manufactured in 1919, but let’s not quibble).

    Bet you’ve never sewed anything on a machine this cool.

  9. Very cool. I dig the Breeders. My afternoon included auditioning for a tv show (good thing) for the role of a pervy author who gets his kicks answering the door naked (not so good) — a mixed experience that reminds me I need to drop 15 pounds.

  10. Well, I got to yell at my county commissioners concerning the timing on their switch to the MARCS radio system, which then forces our police force to switch as well (mutual aid, dispatch, inter-departmental communications, etc) at the end of our fiscal year. Instead of waiting to next year when we can get grants to help with the costs. While not nearly as fun, it was awfully cathartic (especially since they scheduled a special meeting to discuss the issue, which I now should go to, which means an extra meeting this month, and now I’m not so sure it was a good thing).

    As for music, my guitar playing is on three albums (guitar instructor’s demo tape, and two for my high school stage band). But that was long ago.

  11. The Breeders and Belly. I still miss them. I hope your work there turns out to be equally enjoyable.

  12. My afternoon?

    *Listened to Kal Penn and Jurnee Smollett talk about Obama and how voting in Ohio is MUCH more important than voting elsewhere, and how people my age are gonna rock the vote!!!
    *Went shopping and bought food
    *Ran 3 miles really fast in the dark =)

    It was awesome, but nowhere near as awesome as a music studio.

  13. Yeah, well, my day was going OK until I clicked on that You Tube link. WTF was that?

    Also, why did they call themselves “the Breeders?” I mean, I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, and all, but…

  14. Hmm. Had lunch with Sam Raimi, who asked what I would like to see in Spiderman 4, and got to geek out about Darkman.

    I’m not even making that up.

  15. Way better than my afternoon, which was spent job hunting on-line.

    Boring but truly necessary if one wishes to keep a roof over one’s head…

  16. I spent the afternoon celebrating because the state supreme court threw out the petition to put removing transgender from our county’s anti-discrimination law onto the November ballot. The small local group beat the national black hats organization. Go us!

    I spent many hours analyzing petition signatures, and then many more hours in the “just in case it ends up on the ballot” phone bank. Now I get my life back. Woohoo!

  17. I got to spend the afternoon in a friends home studio playing with the sound systems, as he and his band rehearsed for there show on the 20th. that i get to run sound for in Pacific Junction, IA. and then as we were finishing i got a phone call from a beautiful woman, before going and having dinner with a group of friends at Village Inn. I would say i had a really good afternoon.

  18. Re: Chuk @ 5: Correction — The Breeders are awesome. (“Mountain Battles” is pretty good, but “Title TK” might be my favorite)

    Dayton, Ohio FTW!

  19. My afternoon? Who cares – I was at work. Yours, on the other hand, was the stuff of greatness. I’ll bet that you had to just take a minute and think, “Kim Deal was right over there…”


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