Monday, April 21, 2008

Back in the Saddle

The internet saddle that is!

Unfortunately work has decided to install the evil that is WebSense


Since I'm cool with Scary-Big-like-a-bouncer IT guy, he clued me in to when they'd start monitoring everything us little peons are doing on the internets...

Which means no You Tube, no blogger, no myspace, no facebook, no naughty stories or picutres no fun, no fun, no fun

Well you aren't supposed to be doing that stuff at work anyway, Pi!


How am I supposed to entertain myself and stay conscious when the bosses aren't giving me work to do?!

So after so many weeks (prolly only one but seems like forever) of no fun on the internets, I reached out for help

At home there happens to be a couple of unsecured wireless connections...

How do I know this?

JMax had an iphone and would tap into that shit all the time...

Turns out all I needed was to hook up my old beast and get a $30 usb wireless network tapper into.


Free internets at home.

Neat. Thanks neighborinos!

OK, after a slight techincal difficulty (ahem) my knee bumping into the wireless network tapper, back on track

So, I blog to you tonight from atop a kitty litter container, as I gave away my uncomfortable old kitchen chairs...

What has the Pi been up to?

Driving and washing my sexy car...

Partying it up at the local smoke-holeooo blue

Attending her first ever rugby match!

Enjoying the company of her girlfriend and the same time!

Don't be so surprised.

Oh yeah, Momma Pi is way cooler than previously thought.

She was in town a couple weekends ago and went out to happy hour with us

After a few drinks and very little to eat I return from the loo to hear these words escape my mother's lips

Now, for anal sex the best way to do it is...

! !

Most people would cringe and run back to the bathroom if they walked into that conversation

But Moms n I are cool, she can give my friends butt-sex advice anyday!

What really impressed me was the way she took the news that I am dating a couple.

::shrug:: She's cool with it.

Fuck yeah, Momma Pi rocks.

Pictures coming, my stupid camera cable is at work...grrr....

ahhh it's good to be back :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Young 'Love'

Do you remember your first crush?

I do...

Back at St. Bartholomew Catholic School in Chicago

Jeffrey Bartel

We were in second grade, and adorable.

He was just a little guy, pale, blonde, blue-eyed

(The complete opposite of what I prefer now)

Every girl had a crush on him.

He sat next to me in class...

We would pass looks back and forth, not paying attention to Miss Labrandi

One time we were coloring and one of my crayons rolled off my desk...

He popped right out of his seat and walked around the row of desks to pick it up for me

Awww, how sweet.

One time, our eighth grade buddies came to visit us...

We were sitting on their laps talking...

So you really like her?

Jeff nods

And you really like him?

I nod

Aawww, isn't that cute?!

Oh geez, this makes me want to barf now

Last I remember he moved out to the suburbs...

There was also the neighborhood crush, Billy Guess.

He lived a few doors down and went to the other catholic school in the neighborhood

I really liked him for 8 years...but back then we were just kids, no idea what was going on...

I moved away shortly after my 13th birthday so we didn't have to go through the awkward stages of puberty and high school together

I visited a couple times during high school, by that time everyone had started calling him 'Bill' which seemed really odd to me...

Later I heard he went to a private college in the suburbs

Why the hell am I writing about this?

Memories of these childhood crushes randomly popped into my head last night as I was trying to get to sleep.

This happens a couple of times a year and then I think about maybe tracking Billy down

Then I realize it's probably been 10 years since I've seen or talked to him!

Would it be a little creepy?


I have friends that have had the same best friend since they were in grade school and/or hang out with people they went to high school with

To me, that's absolutely strange!

Or do I have a problem hanging on to friends long-term?

Is it me? Or them? Or both?!

I have moved around a bit...I can't imagine living in the same town with my mother (or even within 50 miles of her!)

Does anyone else randomly think about their childhood crushes?

How long have you known your oldest friend?

Maybe I'm just weird.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Finally, Satisfaction

The Pi really digs on Mr. Scruff

Has for at least 10 years!

He mixes up all kinds of funky stuff, with a jazzy edge to it

MTV2 introduced us in the form of this video:

After that, I was hooked.

I actually BOUGHT the CD Keep It Unreal

Y'know, back when we did stuff like buy CDs...

I also fell for this song:


I remember being at my dad's house and it coming on..When did you start listening to Pink Floyd?

Pink Floyd? This is Mr. Scruff!

(I still don't know which Floyd song it is)

I love the way he draws his little people!

Just so damn CUTE!!

Like in this video where everyone is ecstatic just to have some PIE:

So FINALLY, last week, I was able to see Mr. Scruff!

He was at the Smart Bar in Chicago playing all night...

Mr. Scott and I show up right before the doors open and chat with the bouncer-guy.

He told us about how a few weeks ago there was a line like down the block and around the corner.

Who was playing?

I dunno, some guy with an 'F'...

Farina!! Mark Farina?

Yeah, that was it, we were about 200 people over capacity. There were people hanging out at the bottom of the stairs, we couldn't get in there even if something happened.

We were here that night!! It was awesome, totally hot down there too.


Smart Bar is my new favorite.

It's been around awhile, my mom used to party there back in the day!

Anyway so we make it in and see posters...with a sticky note that says 'Sell Night of for $5'


We head downstairs to find the place empty.

Perfect, grab drinks, find a nice spot to chill...

There he is!!Signed Poster for me

So we went up to the booth to chat with him...

Would you sign some posters for us?!

Of course he said yes!!!!

It was a long night of steady beer drinking and bouncing around to the music.

You know that movie Shaun of the Dead?

(course you do, it's AWESOME)

The scene where Shaun and Ed are drunk, dancing around in the living room, and ends with Ed saying 'It's not hip-hop, it's Electro.'

He totally played that song!

Later in the night, about 1:30, the heavy bass began...

Listening to deep deep bass at that hour in a dimly lit basement club after driving 375 miles and enduring dinner with Indian doctors makes you really really tired.

(not to mention the massage from the vibrating booth cushion)

If you've never heard of Mr. Scruff, I highly recommend Trouser Jazz, MRSCRUFF, and anything else you can get your hands on!