Category Archives: Irrelevant

Life’s Little Lessons

So here’s my latest song, sort of a B side to Mr. Universe. Like Mr. Universe, this also drags up some old Hootenanny tapes. This time Terence McKenna is lending his naturally musical voice. For the rest of it, it’s just me in my office with a vanilla Dell PC, Adobe Audition recording software, some

Being Illegal

Here’s a problem with the language of the immigration reform debate: the general acceptance of the phrase “illegal immigrant.” I know this phrase pre-dated the tea partiers and minutemen and was not necessarily conceived as a racist message. But it sure plays into that use. If I run a stop sign, you might say I

Lylle Canyon Hike

We’re back at sea level — the air is so thick and balmy compared with 10000 ft! Terry and I hiked 10 miles into Lyell Canyon (basically to the end of the meadowy part halfway up the switchbacks to Donohue Pass). So it was basically about 25mile hike in total, including a day hike on

Overheard on the plaza in Santa Fe

Down the old Santa Fe trail sits La Fonda Hotel. Old lady: “Oh, look, it’s Jane Fonda’s hotel.” Old man: “Hanoi Jane? I’m not going in there.”

Funny Trader Joe’s video so true, too.

My Insane Slumlord Neighbor

My insane slumlord neighbor is scared of me. I’ve never had anyone be afraid of me before. I kinda liked it.

Mmmm… peanut butter

peanut butter – Google News If you *really* want me to stop eating peanut butter and peanut butter related products, you’ll have to stop saying “peanut butter”. I’ve eaten more peanut butter in the last two weeks than I have in the last two years. Peanut butter! Peanut butter! Creamy, crunchy, nutty goodness! Pea! Nut!

Green Dilemma

So let’s say I have about 10 good years left on my Honda Accord, which gets like 32 hwy/23 city. I’d like to trade it in for a Prius. So I drive my gas-guzzling Accord to the Toyota dealership and trade it in for a nice green Prius. The dealer then sells the Accord to

Time to Settle in

with a nice expensive Bordeaux and some sweet smelling bud and savor the evening.

Reverse Bradley

Or something. For every person who claims he’ll vote for Obama then secretly votes for McCain, I’m sure there’s also a person who publicly claims to support McCain who will really vote for Obama. Right? I mean, isn’t this idea of people who make public statements then secretly do the opposite something that happens all