Friday, April 24, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Tonight, I boldly go where I've never gone before. My relatively flexible itinerary for the next two weeks? London, Paris, Berlin, Prague, Venice, Florence, Rome, London, Chicago.

And here's the final tracklist for my Eurotrip Mix:

1. M.I.A. - Paper Planes
2. The Clash - London Calling
3. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
4. Iggy Pop - The Passenger
5. The Meat Puppets - Plateau
6. The Kinks - This Time Tomorrow
7. Harry Nilsson - Jump Into the Fire
8. Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
9. Daft Punk - Around the World
10. LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
11. The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso
12. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Zig Zag Wanderer
13. The Liars - Plaster Casts of Everything
14. The Hot Snakes - LAX
15. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Madeleine-Mary
16. Nick Drake - Road
17. Tom Waits - Diamonds & Gold
18. The Magnetic Fields - World Love
19. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
20. Radiohead - Pyramid Song

Lastly, I feel compelled to post a link to the greatest accessory a working professional could ever hope to carry: the business card made from meat.

My favorite quote: "THESE business cards have two ingredients: MEAT AND LASERS."

Cheers! Adieu! Tschus! Sbohem! Ciao! Bu-bye!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kinzie Street Gaggle Crossing

So I was walking back to my place from the River North Sports Authority when I came across a strange traffic jam. The Kinzie St. bridge was backed up in both directions. Upon closer inspection, I observed a couple of dudes standing in the middle of the road coaxing two geese and their ridiculous amount of chicks out of harms way.

These brave men were unsuccessful for a solid minute or two, but the retarded birds did eventually decide to head for the water.

I didn't have my camera, unfortunately, and the above image is an approximation of what the chicks would have looked like if half of them were hanging out in a sunny pond area somewhere. I'm blogging about this crap because this was the first traffic jam in the city I've ever witnessed that did not feature a single honked horn.

Traffic backs up because of pedestrians in the crosswalk? *HOOOOOOOOOONK!!!!1!*

Traffic backs up because of cute little goose chiclets? "Aww...."

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Death of a Blog...

It happens every day. I fear it's happening here. Buuuuuuuuut I'm just going to chalk up my recent lack of blogging to traveling and being busier at work and having my brother visit this weekened and blah blah blah.

I'm going to Europe on Friday for 16 days. Upon my return, this blog will experience a deluge of activity... and will most likely die properly shortly thereafter.

Oh, additionally, I'm considering putting together a mix CD for my travel crew. You know, sort of traveling music or something. So far I'm thinking...

Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
Radiohead - Airbag or The Tourist
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
MxPx - Southbound (oh yes, I went there)
Tom Waits - Downtown Train maybe? I don't know
Bob Dylan - It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

Anyway, that's basically just of the top of me ole noggin. Suggestions are quite welcome. Until next time...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Nordaggio's on a Friday Morning

I'm back in Tulsa for a few days. My new boss told me if I worked on Friday I shouldn't take a vacation day. So, here I am, at a yuppie coffee shop, drinking the last of the African Storm blend from the now empty pot, listening to the Go-Go's, and, yes, blogging.

And what should I be doing? Calculating storage tank bottom corrosion rates, reviewing robotic in-service ultrasonic inspection validation papers, closing a plethora of completed facility integrity projects, finishing up a hydrotest procedure, and moving forward with some other crap involving the Texas Rail Road Commission.

If I had any intention of making actual progress on ANY of the aforementioned, I probably shouldn't have gone drinking with my recently 21'd little brother and some old friends from the university last night.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Greatest. Game. Ever.

No, not really.

Hot New Video Game Consists Solely Of Shooting People Point-Blank In The Face

And the best part is, you can actually play the "demo." It is hilarious.