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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

we have album.

"row your boat" is about to be released amid much fanfare and celebration, including a visit to KVRX' Say Something New radio show on December 7th at 8PM and a free in-store performance by the intrepid band at End of an Ear, austin's cutting edge-iest record store. The CD release party will take place on December 10th at the Carousel Lounge, and the Casting Couch will be joined by the original lineup of the legendary and archetypal Orange Mothers - truly an event not to be missed!



Monday, November 28, 2005

just because i have new exciting pics of me and the scoot in action!

i'm a speed machine!



think that orange is bright enough?


the coolest picture by far:



hmmm.

Pure Nerd
78 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 43% Dork
For The Record:



A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.



You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.



The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.



Congratulations!





Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:



Buffy the Vampire Slayer




Professional Wrestling






Love & Sexuality




America/Politics




Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 89% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 63% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 80% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Sunday, November 27, 2005

scooter racing in macau! just completely insane. check out those knees on the corners!

so, tonight, i think, i'm adding a section to the sidebar on scooters and scootering. that part of my life has become too exciting for me not to permanentize it on the ol' blog.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Handholder




You go out of your way to build bridges with people of different views and beliefs and have quite a few religious friends. You believe in the essential goodness of people , which means you’re always looking for common ground even if that entails compromises. You would defend Salman Rushdie’s right to criticise Islam but you’re sorry he attacked it so viciously, just as you feel uncomfortable with some of the more outspoken and unkind views of religion in the pages of this magazine.


You prefer the inclusive approach of writers like Zadie Smith or the radical Christian values of Edward Said. Don’t fall into the same trap as super–naïve Lib Dem MP Jenny Tonge who declared it was okay for clerics like Yusuf al–Qaradawi to justify their monstrous prejudices as a legitimate interpretation of the Koran: a perfect example of how the will to understand can mean the sacrifice of fundamental principles. Sometimes, you just have to hold out for what you know is right even if it hurts someone’s feelings.

What kind of humanist are you? Click here to find out.

and while i'm on the subject, let me rectify an error that has been continuing, but ends now: phyl's two blogs are an excellent look into the mind of the ex-christian fundamentalist, both from within and without. ExFundie contains her exegesis of the way fundamentalists think; this will seriously frighten you if you weren't already familiar with the mindset. Designated Driver of North America is her personal blog, sharing views on the world from a Canadian P.O.V. adding to the sidebar. go check her out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

melissa's new column!

also, maggie went and got herself a review!

sweet. so life is good. the trip to chicago was fantabulous, we got back safe, it finally got COLD here in austin (tonight's low is sposed to be in the '30s!), and i picked up my scooter from the shop after work tonight, getting a nice ride in, although i must say, fighting against the wind, while still fun, was a challenge. anyhow, i've got a pot of posole simmering on the cookstove, making the house smell like green chile, pork, and hominy stew, and

well, life is good.

Friday, November 11, 2005

hey, sorry about the lack of blogging; this week was insane, and then yesterday i flew to chicago to join dutcher, who had been here since last tuesday at some conference or another. today mostly i walked. i walked down the magnificent mile this morning, did some shopping, and then we walked to the lincoln park zoo to check out the animules. hopefully, i'll be more acclimated to walking tomorrow...what a wimp!

anyhow, some images from our trip to the zoo:

dutcher and his giraffobia:


my helping dutcher to get over the giraffobia:


fritz' cousin, the black panther:


okay, i'll try to take better pictures to show y'all tomorrow.

tonight, we're headed out with leonard piercefor a night of debauchery and carousal! should be most excellent.

i miss my scooter.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

okay, so you may not have realized i'm a recently-spawned "Lost" fanatic; we borrowed the first season on disc from a friend, and had tivo'd the current season, and now i'm all caught up and NOW I HAVE TO WAIT WEEKS BETWEEN EPISODES WHAT? gah! anyhow, in light of that, some Lost silliness for ya. to tide you over. just three more days until new ep!

also, interesting Lost marketing news.

Friday, November 04, 2005

so the stella and i just ran our first errand! i delivered a six pack of beer to a friend to whom it was owed, and then we went to the convenience store to pick up various and sundry tidbits. man, i am a real scooterist now!

tomorrow i'm gonna attempt the ride down to *gasp* a different neighborhood to drop in on some friends. my husband will be going, too, but on his triumph sport bike, so he'll probably beat me there by quite a bit. still, i'm very excited! getting a good nights' sleep, etc. heh.

i love this thing. yes, i do.

in other news, john's come up with the hot sexy cover for the forthcoming album...


Thursday, November 03, 2005

coming up soon in austin:

2nd* Austin Mooning of the Klan
Saturday, November 5th
Austin City Hall (or nearby depending on where the police make us stand)
1-3PM
*The first mooning of the Klan was organized by Texas musician Steve Fromholz in 1993 and proved to be an effective means of making counter protesters smile and Klanspeople cringe.

Who: You, me, a few hundred of our closest friends, anyone you can double dog dare to get down there and drop trou. If this is your first time mooning, it can be easier to complete the deed if you have a good friend along for encouragement.

What: Mooning is a long standing Texas tradition of irreverant disobedience. Generally speaking mooning is a spontaneous event. Defined as exposing some part of one's ass in a gesture of friendly insult, Texas law allows for mooning as long as genitals are not exposed and there is no overtly sexual action involved. You may write a cheeky statement across yourself, but obscenities are a gray area, legally speaking.

Where: Counter protesters are going to be kept as far away from the Klan rally as possible. Given the geography of the site (South plaza of Austin City Hall) it will be difficult to avoid obstructing traffic and other arrestable offenses. Please try NOT to get arrested.

Why: Because one big ass deserves another (and they can't use footage of counterprotesters that includes naked butt). Mooning also defuses the potential for violence since it's nearly impossible to swing at someone when you are giggling.


link ganked from austinist

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

alito redux from bitch PhD. much good reading, many good links. and she dared to use the "f" word. aw yeah.

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