Archive for September, 2012

Give thanks

September 30, 2012

I want to daily a japanese 2 seater again by next summer. I’m an enthusiast, I just can’t get excited about driving the cuteness that is the Fit. Phany said the reason I can’t get a g/f is because my car is gay. He even offered to let me drive his Z for a few weeks. Lol. He was serious though. That’s a good friend. I wouldn’t be opposed to revisiting miatas or 350z’s, but I feel like the window for me owning something totally unpractical like an MR2 turbo or a 300zx is closing so i’m tempted to go that direction.

I wanna make a baby with this Nissan

Hard parked


September 30, 2012

The problem with waking up super early for work in the field is on a day like today (Sunday) when we’re waiting for repairs and I could sleep in I wake up at 5:50am and i’m wide awake. I had a dream for the second time last night. I don’t usually remember my dreams, but this one is pretty memorable. The first time it seemed so real that I was depressed when I woke up and realized it wasn’t real. Less traumatic this time, but still a little disappointing to wake up and realize I was in a totally different bed and a totally different place in my life then I had been just moments ago.

Some of the effects are a little cheesy, but the mixing is good and the tracklist is bawwssssss.

Poppy Love

September 29, 2012

Rental car has satellite radio (not that great btw), and one of the good stations is “todays hits”. I’ve been surprised by how many of the songs I don’t know. Heard this today on my way to dinner.


September 28, 2012

If you only could go to one edm festival, this would be the one…

A Cherokee Parable

September 28, 2012

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.


“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.

“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,

“Which wolf will win?”

The old chief simply replied,

“The one you feed.”

The Best of Old Cars

September 23, 2012

Mark Arcenal…Fatlace and Illest kingpin talks about the best part of old cars…the smell. He’s right, something about mustly old leather and less efficient combustion just smells awesome.


September 22, 2012

In hs I was in love with a particular atb vs faithless mashup that mixed Insomnia with Don’t Stop. I only had a couple of burned cd’s so it got heavy rotation in the hooptie(1995 G20). While listening to XX’s set from Glastonbury, I heard this and nostalgia almost got me.

Best Alliance in hip-hop Why yoooooh

September 21, 2012

Mos Def and talib Kweli. It’s been a decade and I don’t there’s been another duo as good as Blackstar.

talib Kweli on the differences between religion and spirituality.


4 days

September 21, 2012

4 days, 48 hours of work, 600 miles of driving. I just wanna sleep.

Less is more

September 16, 2012

I’ve met someone more organized and with better budgeting than I ever imagined could reside in such a pleasant form. A lot of people use Mint or make budget spreadsheets. I have one, but I use it mostly to lament how much I spend on gas and make sure I don’t go to crazy with eating out. Not this woman, it’s planning on a whole different level and I love it. People think planning and spontaneity are opposite sides of the coin. That’s bs. Budgeting means having more money to spend on the things you enjoy. That’s living.

I’ve been brainstorming ways to cut my spending my 10%.The easiest target is gas. I’ve driven about 16,000 miles in my personal car in the past 7 months. That’s 16,000 / 7 months / 32mpg *$4/gallon =$285/month on gas. Even the gas cards I get from cashing in travel points don’t begin to offset that. Starting today i’m cutting way back on the amount of driving I do to see people. I don’t think you should keep score in relationships, but this gas bill is crazy and I like my neighborhood. I’ll still drive to LA to see people, but i’m not going to make 2 or 3 different trips a week. 1 trip, 2 or 3 different groups in 1 day. 



Firecrackers in the east
My car parked south
Your hands on my cheeks
Your shoulder in my mouth
I was up against the wall
On the west mezzanine