I did a tourism! part 3 [Photo-Dump]

If it seems like all I am doing these days is vacationing, well, that isn’t exactly the case. These pictures were taken maybe a day after the pictures from my previous photo-dump. I just don’t want this to be a photography blog, largely because I am not all that good at taking pictures. But some…

Some kind of closure

I tried and failed a few times to write a comprehensive conclusion to the series of events that I labeled here with the tag ‘THE JOB THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED’. I never could manage to do it. I found a handful of metaphor that I though might help, but none of them felt right….

October Music Challenge 2020

Week 41 Filistine – Dirty Bomb Music seems to link to memories more than other arts. I seem to link music with the person or place I first encountered it pretty heavily.  Case in point, Filistine’s album Dirty Bomb links to a classmate / roommate I had when I was doing my master’s. What’s particularly…

Week 44

(Hello! Normally this post would be a part of my music challenge series. This post is meant to be a part of this one. However, it turned into a massive rant and I decided to give it its own post. Let’s all hope it was worth it.) Week 44 Rage against the Machine – Rage…

Volunteers REALLY suck

(Random Aside: I am reasonably sure that the Featured Image for this post refers to the name of a Football team. There is a football team names ‘The Volunteers’. Really, they should put me on a fucking naming board or some shit.) I am starting to feel like I am beating a dead horse. I…

Joining the Brass Polishers Union of the RMS Titanic

Back in high school I took a bunch of drafting and technical design classes.  One day I came into the class and found along the back wall of the computer lab where the class was hosted was a vector design of the RMS Titanic. “Behold,” the teacher told us, “the symbol of this class!” It…

September Music Challenge 2020

Week 36 Control Machete – Solo Para Fanaticos Whoops! Well, shit… Ok, I probably should have figured this out. I mean, my Spanish is good enough to translate Solo Para Fanaticos, so the question really becomes whether or not I would have put together that Only for Fanatics would mean ‘Greatest hits’ album. I knew…

Fortune Favors the Bold! [Photo-Dump]

In my previous photo-dump I mentioned that I had gone to Meteora. Well, the plot is a little thicker than that. The first day I got to the town just outside of Meteora in the blazing heat of noon. The hostel matron told me I would be a fool to go up to the monastaries…

The coworker who brought her jeans to work – a conclusion (sort of, maybe not)

This is the conclusion to some previous blogposts, which can be found here and here. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ People think that hate is bad. They are not wrong, but I often find that one people talk about it they do so as if it is maximally bad, as if hate is the worse thing you can have…

August Music Challenge 2020

Week 31 Ratata – LP3 Ratata is another band that I think I am lying to myself about. I got into it while working a job back when because and only because my coworkers were into it and it got heavy rotation in the work place (before you think this is some kind of weird…