Saturday, September 29, 2007

Digital Delay

Morning at the VA Hospital

Classes started this week at my place of employment. So it was a little hectic. I think Melissa and I both are getting into the jobs, and possibly starting to enjoy what we do a little. We won't get carried away with that notion. don't worry.

I had to fire up the central heat today. So this is the first time since we left Oklahoma that I had to fire up either AC(don't have it) or the heat. They are saying the rainy season, aka 8 months, has started this weekend. Bring it on!

On my bus ride down from "the hill" on Friday we drove through some crazy rain mixed with hail! It lasted about a minute and a half. I notice the "storms" here are just patches of clouds. It rains for a few minutes, sun, maybe some more clouds, a little rain. You never know. I kind of like the unpredictable way of it.

Here is a list of Concerts we have seen or bought tickets for through the end of 2007:
Neil Young
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Bill Callahan(smog)
(had to miss free Cat Power show because of work)

That is about 3-4 times more shows than we saw in Oklahoma in like three years. I really like that about this place. Pretty much most bands will come through here, if they don't already live here.

Let's see.... not a lot else going on. We swung and missed for dinner again last night:
Il Piatto - CitySearch Review

The place has a great atmosphere. We were pretty excited about it when we walked in, and also looking at the menu. Then we waited, and waited, and waited, about 15 minutes before someone came to our table. And what did they do? They gave us bread and water, and walked off. Can we order drinks? Waiting waiting waiting, about 10 more minutes this D-bag comes and says hello, then says "You guys ready to order?" Took no time to get us drinks first, tell us about the specials, the fish of the day, etc... Which we heard him do to the next table.... ugh... Service is rotten in this town. TERRIBLE! So the food was ok... priced about right, but sounded better on the menu.

I tried a pasta dish that had clams in it. This was my first experience with them. WTF? Why do people eat these things? I mean, I enjoy clam chowder, but eating them straight gets the big whatev. I explained the taste to Melissa as this:
Biting into a tough skin sac full of fishy salt water. First and last time with that.

Hit me with some comments, I feel like nobody reads this anymore. Which I still would be OK with. Thanks.


Blogger Gregory said...

I'm still reading, Brian. I'm excited about stereo projection, too. Good luck with the rainy season. I predict you'll feel about as good about your "bring it on" statement 8 months from now as Bush now feels about his "bring it on" statement. I talked with Jeremy at Maggie's wedding. There's a chance TOFF may happen in Nov./Dec., but there's also a chance they'll just wait and do a super-dooper TOFF next Sept. It was weird to visit Oklahoma without seeing you at some point. I'll have visit PDX sometime. Enjoy your shows!

9/29/2007 6:50 PM  
Blogger James P said...

I am still here, reading that is. Preparing to take flight from OKC. Someday I may join you on that side of the country...

9/29/2007 9:38 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

hey i read and i come visit (psst dont tell anyone its just across town for me)

9/30/2007 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Kiley said...

dude. clams. no. way.

9/30/2007 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagine clams, must have been like raw oysters. I've enjoyed reading your page since you've been gone. We miss you here at OUCON. Sounds like you are having the time of your life, as it should be at your age.
talk with ya later.

10/03/2007 5:12 AM  
Blogger beau said...

i read this piece of crap blog everyday and for what, an update about a shitty restaurant. look, i want the real stuff, i want the blood, the guts, the passion, i wanna know how bad it hurts. and i want it in all caps.

10/03/2007 7:18 AM  
Blogger Brewcaster said...

Thanks everyone, except for Beau. This ain't LiveJournal.

anonymous: Can you email me? I would love to know who you are... thanks.

10/03/2007 9:13 AM  
Blogger Gaile said...

I'm reading. I'm hoping to move down to portland in a few months, so I try to read a lot of local blogs. Everyone seems to agree w/ you re: the crap service in the town tho, I guess that's just the price to pay for living in what seems to be a pretty cool place otherwise.

10/08/2007 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find your blogs interesting since we lived out there (albeit WA). I'll be anxious to hear how you like the rain 8 months from now :) S. Clark

10/17/2007 1:01 PM  

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