Monday, June 25, 2012

Favorite albums of the year so far (in no order):

Daughn Gibson "All Hell"
Jeans Wilder "Totally"
Grimes "Visions"
Beach House "Bloom"
Burial "Kindred"
Cuticle "Mother Rhythm Earth Memory"
Gonzales "Solo Piano II"
Jerry Paper "Vol. 1"
Lee Fields "Faithful Man"

Friday, March 23, 2012

Late is early.

I kind of feel like I'm at my wit's end right now. My acupuncturist told me I need to get on a better sleep schedule if I want to start feeling better. I usually hit the hay between 1am and 2am, sometimes between 2am and 3am, and rarely after that. Once a week or so I go to sleep between 12am and 1am. My new goal time to be asleep is 12am. It's going to take awhile to get in the habit though. A lot of things need to change for that to happen.

I really want to quit my job. I have some money saved up and could totally get by for awhile. Maybe if I keep being unable to sleep I can get disability or something. I just wish I had a little unemployment $ to prolong my coasting. I'm an excellent miser and have cheap rent and no school loans.

Here is a partial list of drastic things I feel like doing:
Selling 90% of my records
Shaving my head
Wrecking my fantasy basketball team
Quitting my job
Selling all my music gear
Going on a cleanse
Taking a trip
Yelling at my parents
Going to school full time


Thursday, December 15, 2011

When I Come Back Here

I think of this blog very fondly and enjoy going through it's back pages every so often to remind me of where I came from. I used to be a different person than I am now. It wasn't always panic and worrying. Sure, I was a lot younger when I started this thing, and I've definitely learned a lot more about myself and the world around me since then, but I sure don't have as much fun. I don't find things as funny as I used to. I wont work as hard just to make myself or someone else laugh, because there is always too much I need to get done.

I'm unemployed again. The restaurant I've worked at off and on for over five years got sold and is currently being remodeled. It will be much better. It already ran better under the new management. The name is... unfortunate, but the menu will look a lot better, and the atmosphere will be much more conducive to people trying to get laid. That's what bars are about, right?

However, I'm trying to get out of the bar scene. Yesterday I paid for two classes at Metro State and I'm job hunting. I'm really bad at job hunting! I completed a career counseling course at the U of M that was supposed to help me identify what I'm supposed to be doing with myself and it was helpful in getting me to go back to school, but for right now? Not so helpful.

Mostly I blame the internet. Apologies to my gf for being a headcase.

Fucking these winter blues away with Kava and Vitamin D,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


analyst Hazel has entered room

HazelACBL: Hello Ryan, Thank you for contacting Comcast Live Chat Support. My name is Hazel. Please give me one moment to review your information.
Ryan: My Issue: No Problem Given
HazelACBL: I hope your day is going well.
HazelACBL: Before anything else, would you mind if I call you by your first name?

Ryan: Go for it!
HazelACBL: Thank you, Ryan.
Ryan: So I have two questions:
HazelACBL: How may I help you today?
HazelACBL: Sure.
HazelACBL: I would be more than happy to answer and fix all your issues today.
HazelACBL: We will fix that one at a time.
HazelACBL: What is the first concern please?

Ryan: First off, I signed up for a Performance internet deal that was supposed to be $40 a month, but I'm being charged 57.95
HazelACBL: I understand that you have a problem with your bill as you were charged for $57.95 instead of $40.00 a month. I am happy to help you.
HazelACBL: Did you keep the confirmation number of the $40.00 offer or deal that you have signed up?

Ryan: i don't think so
Ryan: It might be in my email?
HazelACBL: That is right.
HazelACBL: You may want to check it.
HazelACBL: Let me check that on the account first.
HazelACBL: Thank you for providing your account information. Would you please verify the information I received is correct?
HazelACBL: Your account number is 42069, isnt it?

Ryan: Actually it says 36.99
Ryan: I found the email
HazelACBL: Did you sign up via chat?
Ryan: no
Ryan: My account number is 42069, yes.
HazelACBL: Did you sign it up over the phone?
Ryan: No
Ryan: Through a link online
HazelACBL: How did you sign up for the promotional rate please?
Ryan: "Order Summary: Performance Promo Total Monthly Fees: $ 36.99 Total One-Time Fees: $ 10.00"
HazelACBL: Oh I see.
HazelACBL: Did a live chat representative confirm the order?

Ryan: No
Ryan: I have not chatted with Comcast before this
HazelACBL: I am sorry to hear that.
HazelACBL: Please be reminded that once you signed up for a promotion online, that must be confirmed by our live sales representative to avoid this to happen in the future.
HazelACBL: By the end of this chat I am sure we will have resolved this issue together to your satisfaction.
HazelACBL: I will do my best to fix this.
HazelACBL: Would you please give me 2 minutes to access your account so I can provide you with the accurate information?

Ryan: go for it
Ryan: I have to leave it 15 minutes to go to work
HazelACBL: Our goal is to provide you with a consistently superior customer experience that’s our guarantee. We value your time with us and you may want to check about Comcast Customer Guarantee at your convenience while waiting. Learn more about the Comcast Customer Guarantee at
user Ryan has left room

Ryan: I did not leave the room
HazelACBL: Thank you.
HazelACBL: Thank you for waiting.
HazelACBL: Thank you for your patience. Would you mind waiting for another 1 to 2 minutes?
HazelACBL: I need to exhaust all my tools on this.

Ryan: Haha sure
HazelACBL: Thank you.
HazelACBL: Thank you for waiting.
HazelACBL: I am sorry for the delay.
HazelACBL: I apologize, this is taking more time than usual. Would you mind waiting for a minute or two while I finish it? I would deeply appreciate it.

Ryan: Sure. I'll be back in a few to check on it.
HazelACBL: Thank you very much.
HazelACBL: Thank you for waiting.

Ryan: Yes, I need to leave very soon.
HazelACBL: I am reprocessing the offer now.
HazelACBL: Give me 2 more minutes please.
HazelACBL: I will make sure that this will go through.

Ryan: That's all I can give you.
HazelACBL: Thank you for waiting.
HazelACBL: I am all set.

Ryan: Ok
Ryan: All good then?
HazelACBL: I am pleased to inform you that the $36.99 per month for 12 months including your modem rental for $7.00 a month adjustment that were submitted on your behalf has been approved and applied to you account.
Ryan: Thank you!
HazelACBL: You should see the credit appear on your bill in the next 1 to 2 billing cycles. You can check the running balance after 24 hours online as well for your viewing.
HazelACBL: You are most welcome.
HazelACBL: Now that we've resolved your issue and reviewed the details, do you have any additional questions or concerns today?
Ryan: Will I get a new bill?
HazelACBL: You should be able to get the next bill with this adjustment that I made.
HazelACBL: I'm glad I had the opportunity to resolve your issue today. It is my goal to exceed your expectations.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Randy's Asian Slaw

1/2 head cabbage, finely sliced
3 medium carrots, shredded
3 green onions, diced
2 tsp minced ginger
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp sesame oil

1/4 cup canola (or whatever) oil
2 tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos (or soy sauce)

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Alice's Restaurant