Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wow, has it really been 3 weeks since my last post? Sorry 'bout that...

- STP is back! GnR has turned in Chinese Democracy! Axl is starring in a reality show! I think my head is about to explode!

- 2 weeks ago I went skiing for the first time up at Hunter Mountain. I can say without fear of exaggeration that I am the worst skier on the planet. After a two-hour lesson and several more hours of individual practice, I still had not mastered the art of stopping, let alone moving. It probably didn't help that I had an awful instructor and that the mountain was covered with ice rather than powder, but I think I was simply not built for skis. Balance isn't really my thing... I was never a skateboarder / roller-skater / ice-skater, and my only experience on Rollerblades let to me tearing off almost all of the skin on my right forearm (which was torn off again when the wound scabbed over the gauze, which had to be ripped off). Somehow I don't think I'll be hitting the slopes again. Also the elbow that I smashed into a patch of ice is still very tender 15 days later. Maybe I should get it looked at.

- The release of the Breeders' new album reminded me about my favorite Jimmy the Cab Driver promo:

- While we're on YouTube, I finally saw this One Day short by Michel Gondry. It stars David Cross as a walking, talking turd. That should be enough to entice you to watch.

- I just finished reading Slash's autobiography. I have to say, fairly disappointing. Most bothersome was that it seemed filled with stories that had contradictory dates or other errors. Then again, it's hard to complain about a book that tells of a time that he and Izzy were banging the same girl at the same time and Izzy accidentally shot his load on Slash's leg, prompting Slash to suggest they should get a bigger apartment.

- One last clip... this is one reason why South Park is my favorite show on TV (and why Butters is my favorite character on it):