September 04, 2001

Here's to New Acquaintances... (Recovered from LiveJournal)

The weeks are just blowing past now.

I've been getting quite a bit done at work, finishing up our website, (, completing my first decent QTVR Object movie, finishing and printing our Real Estate Agent pitches, and starting some work on Mark's old site, Modern So life's been full, busy, and satisfying. I'm doing what I like, being paid well enough to survive for it, and ending up with stuff I wouldn't be ashamed to show off in the least.

Autumn and I also made a new addition to the house, in the form of a 4 month old grey tabby, who's currently waking from about an hour's sleep in the guest bed nearby. He seems to be sneezing a bit, which has me worried he caught the upper respiratory disease they warned us about at the Humane Society. We were told it's very treatable, but I guess we'll see. He's only been here about 6 hours, but seems to be warming up to us nicely. Well, me at least. Autumn's been sleeping most of the time we've had him. Anyway, he's getting along remarkably well for a little guy who just had his nuts lasered off. I know I'd be more than a little pissed at the bastards who did that to me..

We got a lot of stuff unpacked and up on the walls yesterday, so the apartment looks much more like a home now, and much less like a work in progress. The floors are almost to the point where we can vacuum them.

I participated in my first show with Punchline Saturday, a battle of the bands near Venice, and it went really well. We sounded great, in all modesty, but only took second in the competition. I have no idea how the band that won did so, however, as they were just awful. Imagine, if you will, a Blink 182 cover band with a lead singer who doesn't know the meaning of the word tone. I dig most of Blink's stuff, but to cover them isn't really that difficult a task. To cover them badly requires a special kind of suck. And no, I'm not being harsh...

I've been going absolutely MP3 crazy lately, downloading album after album on Hotline Client and catching up on some of the purchases I'd been meaning to make for quite some time. I found a couple servers that have almost everything I could ever want, including an Operation Ivy album I didn't even know existed. It's a really cool experience to find new songs from a band that split up over ten years ago. I feel like a kid with a new piece of candy. Except I don't eat Operation Ivy's music. And I'm 22 years old. And... well, I guess the experiences aren't really all that similar after all.

The cat just woke up again, so I'd best supervise him further. He was dubbed "Skeezix" by his previous owners, but I don't think we're gonna keep that name. More to come.

posted by drqshadow at 7:39 PM


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