A dozen or so albums came out today and all i can think about is what a stinkin shame it is that Pro*Pain didn’t…

So, i should be writing some reviews… but my head hurts and i really don’t feel like it… i’m feeling a little uninspired or something… i am pretty pleased with the CDs i have to choose from though… so it’s not even that i have to think too hard about how to nicely say that they are terrible… anyway… here’s a couple reviews i did write this week so far… and a Walk TRu that i posted late last week i think… time excapes me these days… did i mention my head hurts…

TRu-dAT.music

  • Sufjan Stevens – Illinois Morning Walk TRu

    Renown Magazine

  • DJ Maj – BoogiRoot

    HipHopfortheSoul.com

  • Listener & EQ – The Ozark Empire
  • i keep forgetting to write about things… and later i think “oh yeah, i wanted to say…” well, so the rest of this entry is things of that nature…

    the new ride… well, the durango is fitting in nicely… we’ve actually been able to keep it and the grand am in the garage which is pretty cool since we were expecting that they wouldn’t fit too well… the down side is obviously gas… and of course the gas companies are pouncing on this opportunity to take us for all that we’re worth… (at least there’s no monthly payment)… little boy loves the durango and has dubbed it “Red Rover” since it’s red, and it’s the first thing i thought of and he’s run with… also, the grand am, is “the blue knight”… which is fine, but i’ve added “Count Dextrane” as the official name… which is a conglomerate of Count Basie, Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane… i thought of jazz, because it’s a deep blue something close to midnight… Round Midnight… you follow my thinking… anyway… i’ve setttled into the count better than i expected… yes, it’s still bigger than i’d prefer (i really want a MINI)… but, the key here folks is the six-speaker premium sound system upgrade that is finally getting use… i’m much more for filling the car with sound than my wife and this system is serving me well… that’s all i have to say about that except that my MINI will have an even better system… someday… taken out of context (1): What do you call your car?

    rebates RULE!… i say this because, in theory, i just made out like a bandit… i picked up seasons 5-9 of Friends on DVD at Costco the other day… well, first let me say that they had a great regular price for them at $28.99 a piece… now here comes the fun part… i had a coupon for $10 off each season… spectacular!… that brings the cost down to $18.99 a piece… (note: i also used this coupon to pick up the Looney Tunes Golden Collections 1&2)… so then i go to check out… and i get the receipt and at the bottom is a copy of the receipt specifically for “the rebate”… so i look into it and, according to the receipt, i’m entitled to a rebate of ten dollars back FOR EACH SEASON… that brings the cost down to $8.99 per season… this is amazing… but wait, that is not all… oh no, that is not all… Warner Brothers is offering a rebate for buying more than one season at the same time… woah… so that rebate, which after inspecting it all very carefully is totally separate from the Cosco one, which is totally separate from the coupon and this one offers $40 back for buying five seasons… so, $40 divided by 5 seasons is $8 a piece… bringing the total cost of each season to… $.99!… ninety-nine cents each!… crazy… and i’ll be even happier about it when/if they all process correctly… but even still the DVDs are between 30 and 40 bucks everywhere else i look… taken out of context (2): what’s your best/worst rebate experience? OR what TV on DVD shows do you have/collect?

    Chili’s… i mentioned that i was going to complain to them… well, it wasn’t any one particular thing so much as just a completely horrible overall dining experience… first, get there and the host and hostess are fighting over who “has to go seat us”… after a minute or so, the host finally tells us to wait while he goes and finds a table… after a few minutes, he comes back and puts us at a booth way off in the corner and hasn’t gotten us a high chair for littler boy yet… so we have to ask for that… then, after another few minutes, he comes back with a chair, but the tables are configured as such that the high chair doesn’t fit between our table and the next… he pushes past me as i’m holding littler boy and jams the thing in between the tables, making it impossible for my wife to get out of the booth easily… then, we realize that the table is dirty… strike that… completely filthy and nasty sticky… so here we are in the booth, trying to keep the boys from touching the table, waiting for a waitress who finally comes to assk if we want drinks… we order and ask that the table gets wiped down… gone… where in the world is our waitress… eight minutes before we get our waters… no washcloth to wipe the table, takes our food order and takes off… in the meantime, we’ve used baby wipes to try to make the table usable… to top it off, the food when it did come was pretty horrible… i had ordered the chicken crispers, thinking they were like chicken fingers… man were they disgusting… there was this thick batter encasing the absolute worst cuts of chicken i’ve ever seen… it was nasty… then there’s the wait for our check and we can’t help noticing how great of service that the table around us were getting from other members of the wait staff… we, on the other hand, were completely neglected and we weren’t happy about it…

    oh… how about some book chatter… Here’s something REALLY exciting… Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker have teamed up to bring us House which is a supernatural suspense thriller set to be released in April of 2006… intriguing… apparently some folks are trying to hide from a killer and they take solace in a house that they come across only to find out that there’s a far greater enemy residing there… pretty cool… anyway, i’ve begun reading Walk On, the Spiritual Journey of U2 and so far, i’m tired of kissing the hindquarters of U2 and specifically Bono… honestly, if this book doesn’t shift gears pretty quickly, i’m not gonna make it to the end… Bono is, in my opinion, a wonderful candidate for being the Antichrist, so all this sucking up is not sitting well… (i jest… somewhat)…

    and i think i’m going to head off for now… perhaps head out of work early today and poke my head into the Christian bookstore to see if they were silly enough to stock Pro*Pain as i’ve heard some shops have… boy, that would be cool, wouldn’t it?… i need to research a magazine that i’m considering writing for as well… i tell you, i’ve always got something going on… for those of you who were looking forward to the more serious entry that i promised yesterday, my apologies… it will come sometime soon…

    ears…

    Thousand Foot Krutch – The Art of Breaking
    Mary Mary – Mary Mary
    DJ Maj – Boogiroot
    Paul Wright – Sunrise to Sunset
    The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan

    eyes…

    peace… love… bdg…