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Journal for 27 August 2006


My dad called this morning to let me know I don’t have any grandparents left.  My grandmother was 88.

We drive to the funeral tomorrow.

Posted in Journal at 1:05 am

ConcertLog: The Flaming Lips at the MN State Fair


I can be brief on this review:  Simply, awesome.

Also, what other band would watch the opening act get rained out, and then interrupt their own act so the first band could play a couple of songs?  I’ve never seen something like that before.

Finally, whoever thought it was a good idea to have The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth play at the Minnesota State Fair is some kind of demented genius.  What a perfect location for this concert.

Posted in ConcertLog at 12:21 am

Journal for 19 August 2006


Well, we’re in Kansas City. It wouldn’t be true to say this trip was spur-of-the-moment, but it was close. (We’re at a Hampton Inn for which I paid too much money because I was unwilling to stop at an EconoLodge that was 15 minutes farther from the city.) Today we’re going to head downtown to see a museum and maybe do some shopping, and tonight we’ll be heading over to a Royals game.

The drive down 35 was kind of uneventful. Well, uneventful except for the trailer tread that got kicked up from another car and flew under mine, scraping up and partially detaching the front air dam. I guess there will have to be a call to Progessive about that. Crap.

This is Lisa’s first time to Missouri. From previous experience with it, I probably should have started her on the other side of the state, but we’ll see how things go. Maybe Kansas City won’t turn out to be as skanky as I remembered it to be.

More later.

Posted in Journal,Travelog at 10:25 am

Journal for 11 August 2006


“You know, it’s kind of cool that we live in a neighborhood where you can just be sitting around and have ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’ come drifting through the window.”

Posted in Journal at 7:24 pm

Journal for 3 August 2006


New hypothesis: The warmer the weather, the less interested Mark is in writing.

Now I just need a way to test that…

Posted in Journal at 11:38 pm

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