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I went away. But now I’m back.

Speaking of backs: I got a hole cut into mine and had a couple kidney stones removed from my thorax the other week. One of them was about the size of a jolly rancher according to the doctor. They sent it off to a lab to be cut up and analyzed so I don’t even think they will let me have it back to make a sweet necklace from it or anything. So that’s why I’ve been addicted to pain killers lately and just generally not being a productive member of society. On the plus side, now I might be able to go for a jog without shaking a sharp chunk of rock inside my sweet tender little kidney so much that I bleed a bunch on my insides for several days.

In other news, I made a bike video a while ago but never really bothered to post it for a month. Then I forgot I had this blog thing and am posting it here now very late. Mark over at Clean posted it a while ago and is the main reason the video even has any traffic at all.

And that’s just about all my news. My lady is out of town for work and I’m pretty bored (plus hooked on pain pills).

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Next ten years should be interesting.

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February 18, 2012 at 6:28 am

Nose Dive

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When giants sleep, little critters can come and eat off their table and also poop on their food which gives the giants hanta virus and kills them.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20111204,0,507980.column

It will be sad when Kodak goes away. Not that I’ll miss Kodak but that I’ll miss the film options.

“Its current chairman, Antonio Perez (a former executive at Hewlett-Packard, another company riding on bald tires), said last month on announcing Kodak’s dismal third-quarter results that he’s delighted in the profit prospects for its inkjet printers. But does anybody else out there think that desktop printing is a growth market?”

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December 7, 2011 at 12:01 am

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Old Things

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My girl (who is working on a movie right now with Malcolm McDowell) and I recently ventured north to grab a 1977 Schwinn cruiser because all the new shit on the sales floors looks like garbage. I’m in the process of restoring it to some of it’s original shine. Pictures to come soon. I found a mid-60s cruiser made by CCM (of hockey gear fame) that says Fabrique En Canada on it and I can lean it over entirely too far for a cruiser. This will probably lead to some commuting scrapes.

Also, I can’t take my eyes off cafe racers and other old motorcycles. I watched On Any Sunday (which is on netflix instant, get some!) and all I want to do it lay it out sideways like Lawwill and then look as god damn dapper as McQueen when the race is over.

I manage a room full of the newest digital cameras and technology and all I get excited about is finding a super8 camera in good shape on ebay.

The album I’m most excited about right now is Raphael Saadiq’s Stone Rollin… plus it has Cutty from The Wire in this video and that guy is great.

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Miss this show.

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May 27, 2011 at 3:50 am

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Danzig

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Last night my lady friend and I go to see Danzig play in town. When we roll up to get our tickets from will-call, there’s some dirt bag looking people out front waiting in line. One guy is wearing what looks like a giant burlap one-sie. We overhear him say, “I can’t just ditch my bag somewhere. It’s like my house.” Clearly he was living out of a backpack… but this made sense.

Then we get inside and I have this gray tee-shirt on and I’m clearly the most colorful person in the room and I look like such an asshole.

When I was a real little kid, like maybe 2nd grade, I had this Danzig sticker in my school notebook, it was like this only it didn’t say Holloween.

And it wasn’t until maybe 5th or 6th grade that I knew who Danzig was and that was only because I watched a lot of Beavis and Butthead late at night without my parents’ permission.

I sent a message to my buddy Matt about the dirtbag guy and he says to take a shot every time Glenn whips his microphone cable. So I asked what to do if he bench presses 450 pounds and he replies- shots. So either way, I’d have been dead by the second verse of the first song.

So thanks to whatever magazine came with that Danzig sticker in my youth, thanks to B And B for some actual cultural exposure, and thanks to my lady for coming with me to the show last night. It was loud and great.

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May 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

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Recovery From The Road.

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So Vegas sucked. But no surprise there. Vegas always sucks.  NAB was mostly boring and I didn’t even splurge on much good food, and when I did it came in the form of PF Changs. And that can hardly be called “splurge” when the table sitting next to you in being occupied by three giant Amurricans that all looked like Larry the Cable Guy and they were being hit on by a nearby table of women whose aging was being accelerated by the ill choice of drinking half their daily calories in cocktails. But it beats sitting in the office!

And at least it did allow me to finally discover what will undoubtedly be my favorite show for the next several months (possibly lifetimes)- Adventure Time.

I watched a couple episodes and have been watching a few with my lady since I got back. I treasure my AT-time with my girlfriend.

In other, more stupid news, I dressed pretty casual today since it was (god damned snowing) on my bike ride to work. By this I mean tee and hoodie casual. And I felt like a chump. In the wise words of Tracy Jordan:

At least I’d be murdered in a tee shirt for a band that I really enjoy… Back to dressing classier tomorrow. I’ve also made myself a promise to have my head-suit tailored tomorrow. I’ll be damned if I don’t get that done. But I’ve also made myself a much larger promise to never-ever live in a town whose primary reason for existing is to re-fill people’s gas-tanks on the way to something that might actually matter. I’m all for small-town-America but that’s about five notches bigger than being Pit Stopville. Note to self: Never live there.

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Much JD was in the air at 80 mph last week.

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April 21, 2011 at 3:38 am

Overheard: Trip To China

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I was walking around getting lunch or something the other day when I walk past a conversation that I didn’t understand. This guy said, “Yeah but it’s a paid trip to China and two trips to Indiana and Rhode Island. Who wouldn’t take that opportunity?”

And I thought maybe he meant China and India… but that Rhode Island thing was no mistake. I definitely heard Rhode Island. So what opportunity is this foolish friend thinking of passing up? If it meant you had to take a couple trips to some relatively bland states, which I’m sure have their own idiosyncratic charms like bridges and stuff, just to take a trip to China, I’d say yeah, tough it out for the China Trip. But that wasn’t how this guy was selling it. It was like Indiana, Rhode Island, China- all great places for travel!

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This came with the following: “I can’t stop saying this. I keep trying to fit it into every day conversation.”

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April 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

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Rocking Me Like So Many Hurricanes.

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I drink not only too much caffeine but I also can’t keep my hand steady enough to type a coherent sentence on a keyboard… so the things this guy does with balancing stones blows my mind.

When I see people doing this kind of thing at the riverfront park in Boulder, it always makes me just want to be the jerk that knocks them over, and then instead of picking a fight with me, they just calmly hand me a rock, and I have this moment of clarity where I try to balance it, simultaneously realizing the senselessness of my destruction and the emptiness of my life, and then I learn something, and we bond, and then we fade into a montage of how I change my life in so many ways, inter-cut with increasingly complex rock balancing sculptures… and it’s a movie called Soft Rock.

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Yo Buster. Your umbrella got silently turned inside-out.

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March 23, 2011 at 12:01 am

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