Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Old guy dances for jesus

Monday, June 22, 2009

Phish @ Alpine Valley


So as an anniversary present to ourselves, we decided to go to see two shows of Phish's reunion tour at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin. Two incredible shows, tens of thousands of people and a goat rodeo of a parking lot scene. We had a great time, and are thoroughly worn out.

Setlists:

6/20/09
Set I: Punch You in the Eye, Runaway Jim, Stash, Yamar, Bathtub Gin, Kill Devil Falls, Train Song, Farmhouse, Sparkle, Run Like An Antelope

Set II: Waves, Sample in a Jar, Maze, Makisupa Policeman, Ghost, Lizards, You Enjoy Myself > NICU > Prince Caspian, Waste, Fire

Encore: Character Zero

6/21/09
Set I: Brother, Wolfman’s Brother, Funky Bitch, The Divided Sky, Joy, Back on the Train, Taste, Poor Heart, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenue Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Time Turns Elastic

Set II: Crosseyed & Painless -> Down with Disease, Bug, Piper, Wading in a Velvet Sea, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Grind, Frankenstein

I'll get a couple videos uploaded tonight for your viewing pleasure (you can see them under my videos section on facebook page too)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Busy busy

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been busy as hell between work and visitors and projects around the house. We're about 90% done with the kitchen, just need to order some stainless appliances to match the microwave (stove, dishwasher and fridge) but we're waiting until we can save up some more money so we don't have to peg out the credit card. This weekend we're going to see Phish at Alpine Valley, so that should be fun. After that we actually have an entire weekend without any big plans so hopefully we can get the yard cleaned up and maybe do some landscaping since our backyard is a disaster. I have no idea how it was so nice when we moved in and now is so awful. Our planter's and rockbeds have been totally overrun with weeds. I've been busy with bike repairs and stuff too, although I'm gonna go postal on one of my parts suppliers if they don't get their back order BS straightened out soon. Big Bear is doing alright, although the other day he got the feast of a lifetime when we were gone, let me break it down for yalls. So Brenda (Sara's sister) and her boyfriend James were in town for the Dane Cook show at the Target center. They had a big ass bag of snacks that they left on the counter when we went to the show. When we got home, we saw carnage through the window. Upon further inspection, Bear had crushed an entire jumbo bag of terriyaki jerky, 3 cherry/cheese danishes, a couple packages of devil squares and tried to eat a whole can of wasabi almonds. He was very happy and actually looked like he was going to pop. He was also apparently very thirsty from the 10,000 grams of sodium he took in, because he water bowl was bone try and he was panting very hard. So I filled it up againg and he cashed it in one shot. Crazy ass dog. The next morning we forgot to put a pizza box away when we went to brunch, so he got a couple slices of pizza too.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Something to think about

I want to make one thing clear before I post this; I am not a Republican or a Democrat. I think our government is (and has been) severely broken for decades as a two party system (or at least the US' implementation of it) is absolutely absurd. I'm yet to see a representative from either party who wasn't an idiot, liar or both. I didn't like Clinton or Bush, but frankly Obama scares the hell out of me. He now controls GM, because they were "too big to fail" pumping money into them knowing full well they'd fail and the reorganization would allow the government to appoint who best fit their agenda. I don't necessarily think Obama's a bad person, but we're setting extremely dangerous precedents here. I think everyone (including his supporters) knew it was absolutely impossible for him to pull off what he promised to get elected (par for the course for politicians in general, I know) but now it's coming full circle with him "considering" taxing our health care dollars (which he made very clear he was opposed to during the election). The people that most feverously support him typically know the least about what actually makes our country function, especially in the financial sector. Perhaps the scariest thing about this administration (which draws a very close parallel with pre WWII Germany) is the fact that people are ostracized for openly criticizing him, and are actually becoming afraid to do so. Honestly, I'm scared. I'm not a right wing nutjob, and frankly have very few opinions when it comes to most of the trivial issues that so many people get bent out of shape over, but we need to take a 30,000 foot view of the entire picture here. If we step back and look objectively at what's happening, it's not right. Honestly, if George Bush had tried to make these exact same sweeping changes, do you think it would have been well received? Absolutely not, but put a different wrapper on the package and the entire country's eyes glaze over and nod in acceptance. If you have 5 minutes, click the link below and read the article. It sent chills up my spine.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/11/something-of-hi.html