some birds are funny when they talk








Stuck in my Head
"Kiss Me Harder" by Bertine Zetlitz
"Hot" by Avril
"Brain Problem Situation" by They Might Be Giants

Now Reading
Number 9 Dream by David Mitchell
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

Recently Finished
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Mad Tony and Me by Carl Hoffman
Sweet Soul Music by Peter Guaralnick
This Must Be The Place: Adventures of Talking Heads in the 20th Century by David Bowman
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Movies Lately
4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
2 Days in Paris
United 93
The Savages
The Bourne Ultimatum
Sweeney Todd
The Departed
What Would Jesus Buy?
Ghost World
I'm Not There
She's The Man
Lars and the Real Girl
Romance and Cigarettes
No Country for Old Men
Into the Wild
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
Across the Universe

Shows Lately
Damo Suzuki/Stinking Lizaveta @ Mill Creek
Death and the Maiden @ Curio
Devon Sproule/Carsie Blanton/Devin Greenwood/John Francis @ Tin Angel
Assassins @ The Arden
Oakley Hall and the Teeth @ Johnny Brendas
Isabella and Flamingo/Winnebago and Map Me and Gatz and Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Sonic Dances and Strawberry Farm and The Emperor Jones and No Dice and Hearts of Man and Principles of Uncertainty and Isabella and BATCH and Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's 20th Century and Car and Sports Trilogy and Explanatorium and Wandering Alice and Must Don't Whip Um and Festival of Lies and A Room of Ones Own and Recitatif @ the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe
Martha Graham Cracker and Eliot Levin and Kilo etc. @ the Fringe Cabaret
Lullatone and Teletextile @ Boulder Coffee [Rochester]
TV Sound @ the M Room
Aretha Franklin @ East Dell, Fairmount Pk.
Romeo + Juliet in Clark Park
Daft Punk @ Red Rocks
Spoon @ Rockefeller Park
Ponytail at Pony Pants' House
Mirah/Benjy Ferree @ the 1UC
Tortoise @ World Cafe Live
Hall & Oates...ish
"Nuclear Dreams" - Mascher Dance Group, x2
The Four of Us @ 1812
Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines Machines by Rainpan whatever
Mascher Dance Group/Nathaniel Bartlett
Cornelius @ TLA
Sloan @ World Cafe
In Fluxxxx
Slavic Soul Party!/Red Heart the Ticker @ I-House
the Fantasticks @ Mum
Peter Bjork + Jorn/Fujiya + Miyagi @ fkaTLA
John Vanderslice @ Johnny Brendas
The Books & Todd Reynolds @ 1UC
Into the Woods @ LPAC
The Fishbowl @ the Frear
Caroline, or, Change @ the Arden
Low & Loney, Dear. @ 1UC

Wednesday, June 18

so i went to open the freezer for an ice pop, thinking i would be nice to rebecca and me and the other people who prefer orange and red and take a grape one instead. then i heard a thick patty clattering which was confusing until i looked down and realized that hundreds of little cat food pellets were bouncing onto the floor. which was confusing until i realized that someone had put a container of cat food on top of the fridge in such a way that opening the hinge had pushed it off and it loosed cat food all over the room. so i went to get a broom, but then i noticed GoGo in the foyer eyeing the scene, so i quickly dashed over to shut the kitchen doors so he couldn't get in. that was even before i realized it was Anouk's food anyway. i swept up the best i could, inevitably getting a fair amount of dust and lint into the mix, but it seemed better not to just toss it. i'm sure they'll have enough sense to eat around the dirt. and i didn't bother to get at all the pellets in the hard-to-get places because i'm sure the cats will be better able to get them and will enjoy it more too.

this was the first notable thing that happened after i got home and found nobody else here, after i walked on broadway for a long time and ate mexican food for the second time today, with rabi after we didn't decide to eat at many other restaurants.

there is the bad news that we probably won't be able or willing to stay here in this apartment past the end of june. that's okay, i'm resigned to it now. the bad parts will be actually moving our stuff somewhere else, and not having this lovely neighborhood so near. but maybe it can be exciting to look for a new place for the rest of the summer. and definitely this means we have to have another party before we leave here, so it must be on the 28th. also, we will have piña coladas, i think. consider this you're invited. i haven't talked to my roommate(s) about this yet.

it's great to see the people that you saw yesterday
see them today and say "hey!"
"hey" they say and you go on your way
it's great to be the people that they saw yesterday