September 6th, 2004


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Gah. I spent long hours on Amazon this morning listening to music samples, trying to find something new for my ears. And I did indeed:

  • VAST

  • Stabbing Westward

  • Rhea's Obsession

  • Skindive

  • Kidneythieves

I have heard Stabbing Westward before, but I don't have any of their CDs. And I've heard Vast before, but not in the context of the Visual Audio Sensory Theater CD, which is awesome from what I can tell.

The rest I had never heard of before, and Kidneythieves was a love-at-first-listen experience.

There was a lot more listening happening; these are just the highlighted ones, the "must haves".

Now I'm off to browse the McMaster-Carr website for pneumatic actuators.


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Hot tub gooood.

Spent a couple of hours on a beautiful day in the hot tub. Several attractive bikini-clad women reading, soaking up the sun, and generally pooling.

It was nice.

I will probably be a little sunburned.

It also must have rained da bomb last night, because there was a significant amount of sand in the hot tub, and the water was noticeably dirtier than it was yesterday. For some reason when they laid out the tub, they managed a slight slope toward the tub rather than away from it, and the pavers they used for the pool deck are held in place with fine sand.


Considering going out for dinner. Haven't been out all weekend, and the food I have looks fairly unappetizing at this moment.

First, ride the bike and shower.

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Went out to dinner tonight.

Figured I'd try Joes Crab Shack. It's new inthe Town Center, and I've heard good things about it.

So I drove over. Parking was a bit heavy, but it's a shopping mall kinda thing.

Made it in the door. I overheard a 10-20 minute wait, figured that was reasonable. I brought along a book, just in case.
When I actually made it to the DoorMistress, it turns out I had misheard her. it was a 110 to 120 minute wait.

Sauron on a crutch.

I left. Ran into a JCS employee in the parking lot and chatted with hiom for a while. Turns out this is the only JCS in Iowa, and this wait is nothing-- they have had waits of up to four hours.

He said to try it at lunch during the week.

Trogged on over to Breast Buy, and went shopping for round flat things.


  • Tenacious D (in the player now!)


  • Kidneythieves (Zerospace)

  • Tool (Lateralus)

  • Dawn of the Dead

  • BubbaHo-Tep

  • Harsh Realm (complete series)

  • Kill Bill vol 2

Couldn't remember to look for Stabbing Westward. And the only Vast they had was Naked.

Then I went for chinese food at a hole-in-the-wall chinese restaurant not far from the apartment. Good Dim Sum. And a fortune cookie that reads
You're transforming yourself into someone who is certain to succeed.

That's a happy.

Yep, sunburn. I can feels it on me back. Itchy.

Ratio of single men to single women in Polk County is 80:100.

In Minneapolis it's 89:100.

Still I don't feel particularly relationship-lucky in the long-term sense. Feeling sad today for no particular reason that I can fathom.

Prolly cuz I have to go back to work tomorra. But I will have some new CDs to listen to.

(Cock push-ups... ROTFL)

Now I must fight bear!
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