||[Jan. 13th, 2008|04:51 pm]
this has been a really good week for some reason. good shows, good hang out time... work hasn't been insanely stressful, for once. i did, however, get in a fight with some douchey loudmouth bro kid at gilman last weekend, which was a real bummer, but the rest of the show and the night made up for it.
i got some great (very early) birthday presents from my family, including TWO gift boxes of pears from harry and david... those fucking pears. they were delivered to me at work and i pretty much flipped out- it was actually kind of embarrassing. seriously, though, those things are the most delicious food nature has ever created, pretty much.
i've been kind of sad about the world lately, lots of bad news and reminders of how fucked up things are in general, but i'm trying to counteract that by doing things that make me feel happy, and maybe some things that are good for the world, in some small way.
i'm writing to josh harper in prison for the first time, an i'm going to send him a book from ak, which i'm excited about. working at a publisher definitely has its advantages for getting things into prisons.
i'm also working on my massive zine-order from microcosm- 400 copies in all, plus some more just to have for general friend-giving, distro-selling purposes. i don't know if you've ever put together 400 zines, but it's a lot of fucking work. it is also, however, going to pay my rent for next month. fuck yes.
i had some good hang out time with gina and johnny and their friend patrick this weekend, and didn't get drunk and make a fool of myself this weekend like i did the last time i hung out with them a couple weeks ago. there's apparently a photo of me hugging a charles bronson record to myself and being the most stoked, drunk person alive, right before i flopped onto my back on the floor, i assume still holding it. i actually saw the picture, but still don't remember it being taken.
we made the best brunch ever today and watched the cramps live in napa state mental institution video from 1978, got some free coffee from gaylords, and basically fucking ruled at life.
i had a little date-with-myself bike ride into berkeley today, which was really nice. it was a beautiful day and i passed by a group of people sitting in this park on shattuck with bikes who, when they saw me looking at them as i rode by, all simultaneously waved like we were old friends. it was nice to ride without a destination, and it felt so good to be outside on a 62 degree sunny winter day.
i'm going to portland-tacoma-seattle in a week and a half with seth, tamar and maybe cassandra, and am amazingly excited. it's been way too long since i've been up the coast, and wayyy too long since i've seen some of those friends.