Archive for May, 2010

A Trip Down Memory Lane via Tornado Alley

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Today is the 40th anniversary of the big huge devastating May 11 Lubbock Tornado. More importantly, it’s the 30th anniversary of the 10-year disaster commemoration concert: Tornado Jam, starring Joe Ely, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and … um … lots of other people … in Buddy Holly Park. And I was there! As I recall, my date was a girl who didn’t much like me, and who I didn’t see much after that, which was pretty much the story of my dating life (especially when it came to big events) back then, just like the Chicago concert my senior year in high school. But I digress: Watch the video! Maybe you’ll see me in the background somewhere …

Productivity and Its Opposite

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Guess I need to post something, here’s the best episode of Community of the whole season …

But that’s the easy way out, so let me just say that … I washed my work shirts today, went to Home Depot and got some tree fertilizer spikes and a washer to finish installing the brackets for the new drapes for the computer, stopped by a new restaurant that just opened today (Flat Iron Grill, a local catering company that decided to put down to roots, I had a steak wrap), picked up some prescriptions at Walgreens, cleaned up a 20 square foot section of the garage, aired up my bicycle, listened to Thistle & Shamrock on NPR, and am currently live-tweeting SNL.

Man, I need a nap.

Anyway, the most recent episode of Community was EPIC EPIC EPIC. The whole episode was a spoof of postapocalpyse/survival/action movies, and they totally nailed it. But don’t take my word for it. Watch it and marvel.