Things That Are Not Lame

26 May
YesOnProp8

JFC already.

Blerg!  Not a shocker, I guess, but it’s now official: California is retarded.  Not so much about the court ruling, but the general existence of the constitutional amendment.  And not only just that, also the budget, the effing special election, the B-L-E-R-G.

Okay. I will now share some things that are not lame, do not suck, and don’t make me roll my eyes and gird myself in anticipation of more years of barf-tastic, wedge-issue-y fighting.

Deep breath… blue air in, green air out… and here we go.

1) A Giant Mixing Bowl Full of Cookie Dough

I made it yesterday, and, in accordance with the amazing new recipe I’m using, I’ll let it coalesce and chill for another 24-32 hours before baking into amazingness.  Aah, yes.  The sheer potential of the thing!  Lovely.  Also, that is indeed a bottle of Big Daddy IPA next to it, which makes everything even better.

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I chill, and then I cook.

2) Hamlet The Cat

I got to take care of the Fur-Monster this weekend while my sister was out of town, and he most definitely does not suck in any way at all.  In fact, I can confirm to you that, not only does he have great taste in the things that he loves, he is one of the most chilled out, people-loving Fur-Monsters I’ve ever known.

Hamlet The Cat

"Hello again, You."

3) Our Giant New Showerhead

After an afternoon of surprisingly satisfying work, not only is our apartment now incredibly clean, so is our bathroom!  And as if that weren’t enough, our awesome landlord came in this morning and replaced our broken shower head with this badass.  You guys, it is the size of my FACE.  Behold the glory:

Showerhead

"Look at the size of that thing!"

4) Hanne Hukkelberg’s Video for “A Cheater’s Armory”

Thank you so much to my listening-guru Russ Kleiner for telling me about Hanne Hukkelberg.  She is an amazing Norwegian multi-instrumentalist gal with the most georgeous voice, whose albums (I have the first two) are just crazy awesome.  Loaded with tiny clangs and whistles from her makeshift percussion instruments, each song sounds like a captured recording of a shattering crystal ball.  The only video I could find online is from her second album, “Rykestrasse 68,and it is so, so, so awesome.  Watch it all the way through, full-screen if possible.  And something about the story the video tells makes me think about our dumb state’s current Prop-8iness, and the nature of corrupt people-power vs. Real-Power, and whatever, just watch it:

See? Not everything is heartbreakingly dumb. Some things are actually quite wonderful. Now have fun at your local protest, stay safe, and let’s get girding.

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6 Responses to “Things That Are Not Lame”

  1. Amanda May 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    So, um, are you still coming over for dinner in 24-36 hours?

  2. David May 26, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    That’s fine and dandy, but you are pointing out only positives for you. Where is my bowl of dough? Where is my giant showerhead? How am I to cope? I will watch that video at least.

    • Kirk May 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

      Amanda: YESsir.

      David: You’ll just have to come over sometime in the next 24-32 hours. You can use our shower, too, if you want. Also, if you want your own bowl of dough, there’s a link to the recipe right there!

      And yeah, did you guys watch the Hanne video? So freaking awesome. Love.

  3. thesoniashow May 26, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Right now, I agree that California is retarded. I give the California Supreme Court shame! SHAME!

    I should mention that I’m still embarrassed that our state elected Kindergarten Cop as governor as well.

  4. Daniel May 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    That video just made my day. Thanks! So would a promise of a cookie 24-36 hours from now…

    • Kirk May 26, 2009 at 10:51 pm #

      Heh. I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

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