So I was in town a couple of days ago. Walking through Boston Commons in my trench coat, dark teal khakis, and dark red button-up shirt, sporting a 1 week beard that I've since shaved. I found myself walking towards a man about 5-10 years older than me only a bit shorter than me, hair just as long, same facial hair, same coat, pants and shirt the same style only two tones darker. He was even wearing a laptop bag that he was using to carry other shit, just like me. Our eyes met at a sort of a glare for a moment as we crossed paths.
The next day it was colder out and I found myself in the same place. Crossed paths with the same man. Only he'd ditched the coat and he was wearing a backpack. I'm fully prepared to assert that I scared him off my style.
I am a hipster badass.
I'm looking around for bartending jobs. I've got my eye on two in particular. One is at an upscale Italian restaurant, another at a martini bar in my hometown. And of course my blood dictates that I apply at each of the several dozen Irish pubs within walking distance =P
Another drink recipie of my design. This one's called a Smirking Revenge
1/2 oz each of vodka, Irish whiskey, and Jager
fill in an iced (and thoroughly chilled--it's best served cold, dontcha know) highball glass with equal parts cranberry and sour mix
lace sweet vermouth
May be subject to change, but that's what I've got now.
Barack Obama is thinking of running.
I'm going to clue you all in on two things, in case you haven't noticed
One: The main reason everyone, myself included, loved him in 04 is that his charisma was in such sharp contrast with John Kerry's.
Two: The concept of him as a candidate is the flip side of the coin John McCain has been sitting on ever since he didn't win the primary in 2000. The concept of such a mainstream candidate is far more enticing than either would offer in practice. It's no wonder as soon as the two of them started working together in the Senate they found themselves in a pissing match. Fuck that shit.
Anyways, he's said that religion belongs in the presidential discourse, remember? Because that's done such fucking great things for our country. To his credit, at least in comparison with the fucker on the other side of the metal disc, he never appeared with Falwell.
I think that if Gore ran a real campaign with a real platform he'd be good for the country. Failing that, give me anyone smart, charismatic, and relentless with a solid populist platform who isn't Hillary. Not voting for an elephant in donkey's closing. Also not voting for a jackass.
Of course that's getting ahead of ourselves. We've got a national election, some shit in need of repair, and in the words of Tool, the only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
A NOTE TO ALL BOHEMIANS--- IT WOULD BE ADVIZED THAT YOU WAIT ON READING THIS NEXT BIT UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN THE LATEST BOSTON LEGAL
I think we need to start at the ending for this one. HOLY FUCK I DIDN'T THINK THEY'D DO THAT ON BROADCAST TV. I had a feeling that it was the mother all along, and I thought that her breakdown on the stand was convincing. What troubles me is that it would have been utterly hot if we hadn't been told that they were mother and son. I half expected the doors to open with them still all tongues going at it.
That whole story arc was excellent. Characters, writing, execution, all tight. But I think I could do without Coho next episode. I'm not saying I want him gone, but if he was to make the same sort of appearance that Brad Chase did in this one then I'd be fine.
Sally Heep-- I think every dude has run into one female who goes castrato on them like that. I know I have. One in particular who'd slap my ass and hold the door for me. And threaten violence if I made any gentlemanly gesture. The fact that she was a full foot shorter than me made this all hilarious.
Where was I? Oh yes. I was glad to see her back-- less glad to see her in Brad's arms post-coitus, but then again that dude deserved a break. Wonder if he knew that Alan got to her first though. She's a predator now, and it's damned sexy. I look forward to seeing her in court more.
Shirley wasn't in this one, now that I think of it which is a bit of a pox on it. It kinda seems like there are too many characters to manage now. I hope I'm proved wrong.
And now off to bed.