Monday, September 29, 2003

the new kid...

Saturday was a stressful day to say the least. Waiting on Jason and Kim's baby to be born and watching the Hogs squeak by against 'Bama in double OT was about to cause me to fall apart. The good news is that both events turned out great.

Little Megan was born on Saturday, September 27 at 7:51 pm after a long battle that begun around midnight Friday night. She's doing well and is now at home resting safely with her parents. She's the most beautiful baby I've ever seen. She has Jason's nose and Kim's mouth for sure, but the jury is still out on the hair and those eyes. Megan's a fairly quiet baby so far, which will be a blessing to Jason and Kim if she continues that way. I got to hold her yesterday and she didn't cry at all (actually, I don't think she was awake then). That made me happy. I hate it when I pick up someone's baby and they cry. It's like saying "hey everyone, look at me. Baby's are scared of me!"

This week Eric and I will hopefully be working on the flooring in the d/b house. After we finish that, we'll probably have to call it quits. We've got too many other things to do (like find jobs).

Eric is building this really cool coffee table right now. It's built out of mostly pine with aluminum trimmed edges. I'm going to try to design a simple TV stand that will match it. I'm not sure if we're going to have access to much more of this aluminum though, so I may have to come up with an alternative material.

Oh, yea...and it's getting cold outside!

Saturday, September 27, 2003

baby Megan is on her way...

I just got the phone call.

Monday, September 22, 2003

i smell baby...

Well, it looks like Jason and Kim are about to have their first kid. Megan Riley Green is her name and I can't wait to meet her. Kim is due on Thursday, I think. If she doesn't squirt her out by Friday, the doctor is going to give her a little squeeze so to speak. Luckily I don't work on Thursday afternoon and all of Friday and Saturday. As soon as I get a photo or two, I'll post them on my website.

I got an email back from Wes in Seattle. That really made my day. It was good to hear that things are going good for him up there. He's working at a coffee shop and interning at Sub Pop Records. It sounds like a pretty cool adventure of sorts. I wish I could afford to pay him a visit. Seattle's a happening place.

Speaking of visiting...I'm going to visit Mr. Pillow early tonight. I've had too many early mornings this week, and I have another one lined up for tomorrow.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

my new friends, the fluffers...

Last night, Aqueduct played their last show in Fayetteville for a long time. Dave's moving to Seattle to live with Wes, which I think is great for them, but bad for Aqueduct's fans. I need that monthly dose of fun-indie-post-pop to keep me going. They make me so happy in even the worst of times. Last night was no different. I talked to Matt about them not updating their website. He blamed it on Dave of course. I'm sure it will get done eventually. So anyway, it looks like it will be awhile before I see those cats again. It's sad and a bit scary as well. What if they don't come back?

Opening for Aqueduct was the great Fluffer's Union. I had a chance to meet those guys and boy do I feel sane now. If you haven't heard them, check out their website. There's a few tracks to listen to. I talked with them about what San Marcos, Texas is like and they explained to me their plot to move from one college town to the next beginning with Athens and then to Lawrence and then to Fayetteville, picking up a couple of college degrees along the way. I then explained to them about why I think college degrees would be useless in their situation and they agreed. They just couldn't think of anything else to do in their spare time. All in all I had a good time chatting and plugging them for another show. They're an interesting bunch of guys and I can't wait to hear them play again.

On the topic of moving...I think I've pawned off my bookshelf and my other shelf thingy to Lori and Amanda (who looked a little frightened when they came over to look at them for some reason). Next to go is my computer desk and that wannabe entertainment center that isn't being used for anything except holding junk. Pretty soon, I'll be able to move into my house and put everything in the floor. What a great idea! No, actually Eric and I are building a bunch of furniture. Right now, Eric is building a coffee table. I'm sketching out a new entertainment center and a bed. This is all being built out of scrap wood and other materials we already have. What did you think we were going to do, go buy stuff? Please.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

website updated...

I think I'll mention something each time I add or remove anything on my website. So here goes...


That's really all I have right now. Fluffer's Union and Aqueduct at JR's tonight.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

my computer is sick...

I came home from work today to find out that my computer has a virus. I'm also having more landlord problems. I no longer recommend renting property from Bassett Mix or anyone affiliated with them. They're scum. This is why we're moving.

In other news, one of my stupid neighbors locked himself out of his house. He had no other option but to ring the doorbell and politely ask to use my phone. I could have told him no. That would have been fun. I decided instead to let him use the phone while I stood there and enjoyed his embarrassment. It was great. It was the only good thing that happened today.

Monday, September 15, 2003

that's what happens in fayetnam, yo...

So I woke up this morning to the sound of angry knocking at the door. By the time I got downstairs, Eric had already answered the door and was laughing at something. It was the dumbass neighbors (the same ones who have been pissing us off, being loud, blocking our garage, etc.). They wanted to know if we had their car towed. We didn't...we've thought about it...but we didn't do it. A few minutes later, the police arrived. Apparently, the guy's car was stolen right out of the driveway! I find this hard to believe. I think it was somone playing a joke on him, but who knows. I would feel sorry for him, but I don't like him.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

nectar of the gods...

Hello. My name is Chris, and I am addicted to caffeine. I'm not ashamed of it. I've had this problem, this disease, for over a decade now. I'm finally coming to terms with it though. I have realized the severity of my addiction, and I am now working to heal myself of this ailment. It's so hard though. If I could only get one more fix. An ice-cold, refreshing Mountain Dew would sure feel good right now. Oh, boy...

Saturday, September 13, 2003

it's all good now. johnny's with june...

"Tell me Lord, if you think there's a way I can try to repay all I've taken from you. Maybe Lord, I can show someone else what I've been through myself on my way back to you."

- "Why Me, Lord" Johhny Cash (1932-2003)

Thursday, September 11, 2003

moving sale. half of everything must go...

Anyone need a house-full of useless crap? I'm trying to get rid of a bunch of my stuff. I don't really have that much stuff, but I still want less of it. I'm moving at the end of this month. I found a cool little house on the edge of the historic district. It has three bedrooms, one bath, full kitchen, dining room, front porch (with a swing), brand new central heating and air conditioning, and lots of closet space. The problem is that there isn't enough storage for bigger things, so I'm trying to get rid of some stuff. I hate packing, but luckily the house is less than half a mile away from where I live now. I also have a window of about two weeks to move. This is going to be the easiest move I've ever made, and I've made quite a few. I should start packing and going through some stuff now, but I'm too lazy.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

will fork for wood...

I am so damn sick of being poor. I watch everyone else running around doing as they please while I sit at home chained down by the heaviest empty wallet. Why don't I just give up and become a part of society and take that suit job. Would I really be happier as a yuppie? I'm not sure if it's my own perception of myself or other's perception of me that's keeping me in this constant state of poverty. I think my laundry is finished.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

things change, but there will always be South Park...

Work wasn't too bad today. I filled out some paper work, watched a video, and unloaded some boxes. It definitely wasn't exciting, but I'm not sure I really want to be excited at work anyway. I looked at a house today that I really want to rent. It's in a nice neighborhood, so no loud fratties. I think it's great. I talked the owner down a couple of hundred dollars a month! That was pretty crazy. You don't see that everyday. I'll have to wait and see what Eric thinks about it. It was built in the 30's or 40's, but it's in suprisingly good condition considering it's been rented to so many different people over all those years. The best part is that I can have my cat AND my dog there! It's so hard to find places that allow pets in town. So anyway...things are changing on my homefront. I have a new job, and I'll be moving soon. The one thing that will never change in my life is South Park Night. Whether or not the usual kids are grinding away in the studio or working late, of us will be watching South Park on Wednesday night every week. I'm watching it right now alone, but the spirit of South Park Night is still strong here.

i sold my soul...

I start working at Pier One in a few hours. I'm not a fan of the mega-retail chains, but's a job. I'm going to be needing a paycheck soon. I'm moving. I don't know where to yet, but I've been looking at houses. Eric has decided to move also, so at least I've got a roommate. If you don't have a roommate in Fayetteville, you're screwed (unless you're loaded). So anyway...that's the word, yo.