Monday, December 05, 2005

Back to work

Well, I got back and work was cool about everything, but the fact remained that I am a salaried employee who has to work the hours to get the paycheck, or use vacation time. So I decided to split the difference and made up an extra 8 hours over 3 days (on top of 8 hour days) and used 1 day of vacation. It was kind of a vacation anyway. While I was stuck in Fargo, I got to hang out with Ed Wynne, the brain behind the Ozric Tentacles (http://www.ozrics.com) from England. Their one of the bigger prog-rock bands in Europe, next to King Crimson and some others. Anyhow, our connection to them is really long and won't translate that well to text but the short is; Our Canadian buddy Matt has been nuts over Ozric since the mid 90's and ran into a chick at a bar in Fargo wearing one of their shirts, so on and so forth, she winds up somehow dating Ed Wynne, or was dating him or somthing. Regardless he's from southwest England and she's from Fargo, so they must have met somehow. So anyway, last year he gets the call to come play drums with them on their European tour. And Ed's girlfriend from Fargo, Brandy, is now thier manager and plays synth with them. So Ed and Brandy were in town (or the country rather since they've lived in England together for a few years now) for thanksgiving and came over and partied with us since we were all snowed in. Interesting people, Ed was fascinated by doppler radar maps, totally amazed. I also found out that one of the best Audi tuners in the midwest is located in Chanhassen. They're called Anderson Motorsport, and they're super cool people, so I see a MTM chip, Milltek exhaust and H&R sport springs in my near future. If you like Audi's or Porche's and your in the area you should stop in to see them (and the 500 horsepower bi-turbo S4 they built). AND to top if off, they're shop is on QUATTRO Drive. I added a link to their shop on the page as well.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Foxy,
You also forgot to mention how your related to Kevin Bacon and his band. The Audi stuff sounds cool. Talked to our friend Jeff from the bike patrol yesterday. Definitely stoked that you are doing well in MSP. So get to work you salaried employee! pw

Shelly Fire said...

I like to put peanut butter on my salary.

Justin Fox said...

Do you put raisins on the peanut butter (aka ants on a log)?

Shelly Fire said...

Actually, putting peanut butter on celery is distrubing and wrong. It was a clever ruse to expose you for the peanut smearing, celery eating, freak-show that you are. tada.