Friday, October 28, 2005

The People I Meet Vol. 1

I have to travel quite a lot for my current job. I fly to god knows where on Sunday/ Monday and come home on Thursday/Friday. This means I spend a lot of time in 1. Airports and 2. Hotel Bars. I don't so much mind it right now, because these are the two best people watching places in the world. And I love to watch. It's like the Smithsonian meets the San Diego Zoo meets Shedd Aquarium. And it's free. People are definitely the most interesting part of my day. So far this week has been a good one, whether it was the passed out Japanese man on my left at the bar 2 days ago, the three designing women on Sunday, or the unfaithful layers last Tuesday it has been a trip. My goal is to bring you the latest of my people watching and eavesdropping with this column. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Back and Better Than Ezra!

Hi y'all... Sorry it looks like all this time in the south is starting to affect my brain. It's been I while since I'll hit the old blog but here is what I have been up to.

Last week after a trauma-filled day at various airports I finally made it back to Indy for the weekend. Being a certified genius I went to the wrong airport where my plane was obviously not at. After booking a last minute one way ticket (which I found out is just a good as screaming "I'm a terrorist!" really loud) and running to barely catch my connection, I make it home to find out that my bags did not. This was a real problem since my keys were also in my bag. So I had to catch a cab and bust straight to the Vogue to catch the Built to Spill show. I arrived about 4 songs late and missed "Time Trap" but the rest of the show was fantastic. Doug Martsch sounds even more like Neil Young live than on his discs, which I thought would be almost impossible. The only disappointment of the evening was the encore, a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Everyone who knows me knows that this is probably my least favorite song in the entire world, being as it was the sawn of the unholy union of The Beatles and Eric Clapton. Other than that though it was good times.

Along with all the traveling I have had a great amount of time to read. Last weak I finished Joe Pernice's "Meat is Murder" entry in the 33 1/3 series, Chuck Palanhuik's "Lullaby" and "Choke", and Bret Easton Ellis's "Less Than Zero". This week I have just started the first book in Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, "Quicksilver". 900 pages, and their are 2 more after it that are even longer. No worries, I have nothing but time.

Last night a co-worker and I went and saw Joss Wheadon's "Serenity". It was fantastic even for people who are not fans of the short lived "Firefly" series, the movie stands on it's own quite well. I would not be surprised if this was the sleeper hit of the fall.

That's all I've got for now. I'll blog again soon. b