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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
4:54 pm - WHAT THE FUCK
NO SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK. LJ reset all my colors for my layout style to all white. WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHIT. I should just delete the damn thing right now. Fuck this.

(9 beers |put a beer together)

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
2:41 pm - query
so how would you feel about having your loved one's funeral photographed? in a documentary fashion, of course.

(13 beers |put a beer together)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009
3:43 pm - on turning 30
i just made mayo. and there's about $200 worth of liquor on the dining room table. this better be epic.

(10 beers |put a beer together)

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
8:37 pm - WIIIIIIIIIIII!
3094 9356 2963 9642

gimme yours.

(12 beers |put a beer together)

Friday, February 13th, 2009
3:44 pm
InterrobangPhoto is alive and well now. Comments? Suggestions?

(4 beers |put a beer together)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
11:30 am
c'mon, america. you've had over three years to make the digital tv transition. what's the hold up? enough with the hand holding. put up or shut up. and stop costing people money.

(4 beers |put a beer together)

Thursday, January 1st, 2009
2:56 pm - happy new year, y'all

(4 beers |put a beer together)

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
11:07 am - when was the last time i posted one of these?

The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 119 out of 169 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 70%.


The average score is 50%, making your experiences more than 94% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (26-35) is 53%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 14/17 (82%)
Career & Work: 8/13 (62%)
Civics & Technology: 4/7 (57%)
Crime & Disarray: 6/11 (55%)
Education: 11/18 (61%)
Fashion: 10/10 (100%)
Fitness, Health and Sports: 2/7 (29%)
Life in General: 8/14 (57%)
Relationships: 11/14 (79%)
Religion & Politics: 3/4 (75%)
Social: 19/22 (86%)
Travel: 13/20 (65%)
Vices: 10/12 (83%)
 
Take the test and see how YOU compare


wow, i've lived a pretty full life, so far. i got a c! and obviously fashion holds nothing for me. i've completed fashion. and i'm spent.

as of last thursday i now own a kitchenaid pro 600 stand mixer, a set of calphalon katana series knives (just the japanese ones, aka nakiri, honesuki, and two santokus, 5" and 7"), metalocalypse season 2, a frontalini learner accordion (my mother's from about 50 years ago), a painting of the champs-elysees and the arc de triomphe that was my grandmother's for the last 40 years or so, and some skinny black ties. i'd say christmas was good.

i've already put the mixer to good use. i've made three buttermilk chess pies and bought the grinder attachment to grind some venison for venison chili (it was a big hit). i made chicken pot pie last night, but i cheated and used store bought pie crust. i bought a french style rolling pin last night, though, so next time it'll be all home made (i hate making pie crust).

anybody want to loan me a few thousand dollars so can buy the mini of my dreams?

(6 beers |put a beer together)

Friday, November 14th, 2008
5:23 pm - i can't believe i'd never seen the uncensored version of that scene in fast times at ridgemont high
and you should know exactly what scene i'm talking about. well, if you're a guy over the age of, say, 25, you should know. phoebe cates was such a hottie. i think they're better than i ever imagined as a kid.

also, liming wax smells really good. but putting paste wax over it is a pain in the ass.

the new lens is as awesome as expected. i guess i should get around to putting up some pictures soon. heh.

tomorrow our new tempur-pedic mattress and platform bed arrive. now i'm really never going to want to get out of bed.

(1 beer |put a beer together)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
1:27 am
so i haven't updated since july, and i have no idea why that is. i mean, i read this thing every day. my friends list is still my homepage, at least on firefox (safari gets suicide girls). so let's see...

we moved into the new house and will make our second mortgage payment just before the election. we're still getting things unpacked and situated (we're lazy/have no time to spend on such things), but now we have a deadline: amy's family is coming here for thanksgiving. but we've got the important things set up. the stereo sounds great up in the loft, the new sheets and comforter look great in the bedroom, and our lawn is complete with obama/biden sign.

music work is up and running. i recently gigged at temple israel for rosh hashanah and yom kippur. temple israel is a reformed synagogue, so a non-jew in the choir is certainly fine. i was very impressed by the focus on the family unit and the congregational family. and for yom kippur the sermon focused on atonement between fellow human beings, not to god, with an emphasis on personal accountability. it was certainly a refreshing perspective from the typical protestant rhetoric i grew up with.

photo work is building. i photographed the blues ball for vip magazine, where i met BUZZ ALDRIN (if you follow me on twitter, you heard all about it). i may be shooting the december cover for vip as well. and i shot my first jewish wedding last weekend. between that and the singing, i have to admit, jews definitely have more fun. maybe i'll convert? probably not, but you never know. anyways, i have another wedding coming up in november, possibly two. and i'll be buying some new equipment this week. first is the 24-70 f/2.8 nikkor. i've been playing with it for a week now (lensrentals.com is local!), and i'm pretty set on it now. second is a pocket wizard for wireless flash triggering. and down the road i'll pick up the 70-200 f/2.8 vr and the new 50 f/1.4 af-s, assuming sample photos show a marked improvement over the d version i have now (still my favorite lens). and maybe if i have enough i'll buy the 14-24 f/2.8 before europe next summer (or i could just rent it. that lens is pretty crazy).

i guess that's about it. i'm pretty sick of politics these days. i'm just ready for all of it to be over with. i'll probably vote early, and i'll certainly vote for obama. unfortunately i live in one of those "red" states where my vote won't really matter. and yeah, i've read all the positives and negatives of the electoral college, and i can't say direct elections would actually be better, but dammit, it would sure make me feel better. also, when did socialism become a bad thing, and anti-american thing? apparently it's not a bad thing when it helps the rich. but that's fodder for another post.

at least stewart and colbert have lots of good material lately. and i think i love david gergen, too. and if mccainpalin becomes president, i'm definitely leaving the country.

here's the way i see it (and i've mentioned this in comments on other people's lj's). by the time of the 2012 election, the republican party will undergo a split. the more moderate reps will have finally had enough of the neocons ruining the party's name, there will be a big falling out, a lot of name calling, someone's belongings will end up on the front lawn, and then who knows? maybe the libertarians will be the next major party. it's going to be interesting to watch.

oh, and i have two flickr accounts now. one is for parties, events, weddings, shows, etc., and one is for the goods.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/igorxa
http://www.flickr.com/photos/miscxa

yeah, i'm tired now.

(4 beers |put a beer together)

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