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Friday, October 01, 2004

It has been such a strange week, Strange but moving along quickly as it should. Last night one of my neighbors gave us a really nice heavy wood bar. Now I can go out drinking in my own basement. I figure that I can get a couple of neon beer signs, a few stools, my dj equiptment, and have the afterhours spot I have always dreamed of. This bar is not something out of the pages of the Wine Enthusiast catalog. Its is a long heavy wood topped bar and it took six people to move it as well as a truck to get it over to my house. As soon as I set this little retreat up, I will post some pictures. Hooray for Friday!

Thursday, September 30, 2004

I will be cup shaker, cardboard sign maker, roadside beggar.
To be the moneymaker, coin taker, a homeless faker.
I ask you one question
Got a dollar?

~short poem by:


65 degrees

65 degrees



An update on my current television free lifestyle, finally managed to clear out overloaded dressers, put required clothes onto hangers, Spent more time cooking and enjoying the food that I am eating. I still feel like I am not missing anything. I believe that these are all good things!

Last night I made sauteed shrimp and grits. The grits turned out to be amazing. I sauteed the peeled and de-veined shrimp with olive oil, garlic, and a little white wine. Then, I prepared some instant grits and added what was left over from the saute pan into the grits, I then added shredded cheese and some salt to taste. I served the Shrimp and grits with a side of fresh steamed asparagus. It turned out really well and only took about ten minutes to slap together.
It seems that I am getting better. Too bad I am not a culinary pro, I could have used the discarded shells to prepare a shrimp bisque...

Maybe next time.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I have problems with some of these websites where people seem to post any/every picture they take. Ninety percent of the pictures that I take in a given period of time are garbage. I take these shots and delete them. I don't load them up for the world to see. This only proves that I am just another jackass American with a digital camera.

Do share the pictures that are artistic in nature or hold some sort of social or cultural significance to you or your peers. Believe it or not, nobody cares what you had for dinner down at the Golden Corral for example. There are so many underexposed, overexposed, and poorly conceived photos that are just taking up valuable bandwidth in cyberspace. Why is it like this?

Here is a tip for any/all aspiring digital photographers, Self portraits rarely turn out decently when you are holding the camera yourself. Please, for your own sake, go find someone to take your picture for you and in the end, it will allow for much more creative control of how the shot will turn out. Simple one. Huh?

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

I just lost my entire post I was writing, but I guess I will just write it down again. These little incidents force me to wonder how much time computers actually waste for us.

I was writing earlier about this cd,
So Young but so Cold, a compilation by Volga Select that I just got from my local record shop and how I was able to buy something that I almost managed to purchase back in July for 14 pounds sterling but due to some inventory snafus on the part of the record label, I never received it. So, I had to cancel the order after contacting paypal but here I am today with my compilation of underground french electronic music from the late seventies and I only had to pay $7.50 for it.

I can't wait to go home and give it a good listen and hopefully find something here to integrate into my DJ set this Friday night. I have taken the time to put the artist/track listing below for your enjoyment.

Suis-Je Normale~Nini Raviolette

Euroman~J.J. Burnel

Roman Photo~Ruth

Disco Rough
Mathematiques Modernes

Metal Boys

Person To Person
The (Hypothetical) Prophets

The (Hypothetical) Prophets

So Young But So Cold
Kas Product

Charles De Goal


Switch On Bach


Tim Blake

The Force (Part 1)

Welcome (To Deathrow)
Bernard Szajner

Richard Pinhas

Poor man's Porsche

Poor man's Porsche, originally uploaded by jekemp.

When I was a teenager, I absolutely loved european sportscars.

Monday, September 27, 2004

I have been playing with the html with this site all morning and it finally is starting to look and provide the features that I want. I know that it probably looks different depending on the browser used but it looks good on a PC with explorer so most people should see this just fine.

I addded a new poll, now that I have set in motion the four year plan to escape from this cultural backwater, I need to find a city that I will actually enjoy living in. The word thrive comes to mind for this quest.

Monday already, back in the office, what a nice day to have just stayed at home and lounged in bed.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Last night was great until things inevitably turned ugly. Maybe it was the thai whiskey, the wine, a piece of undercooked chicken. Perhaps all of the elements combined to the ultimate overt purge of my digestive system. At one point I awoke clad only in my boxer shorts staring skyward in my front yard. Then a brief respite on the cool kitchen floor until the pattering of feline feet forced a move to the couch. Later, the sublime inner chill of antique pink tile on the bathroom floor sadly brought little relief to my fever of overindulgence.

The floor.

The floor., originally uploaded by jekemp.

A place to rest your weary head.