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200 hundred people
February 27, 2007, 6:33 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

i strongly suggest, if you ever have the chance – you should experience 200 people singing you happy birthday.  it’s amazing.

so as i mentioned, i’ve been on an event for the past few days.  the event was a training for our educators (the people charged with going out into the field and teaching hairstylists our methods).  we do this thing called “wellness” at the beginning of most of our trainings.  usually it consists of something like a group stretch, meditation, yoga etc.  this morning’s wellness was quite the surprise for me.

as david, our technical artistic director, started – he called for me to come up to the stage to “move a box” – as i got up to the stage, he began to lead the group in a rousing rendition of happy birthday.

needless to say, i was surprised to say the least (which is an odd feeling for me – it’s rare that i’m truly surprised) and turned about a hundred shades of red.  but it was a helluva feeling to be sure.

after that, i needed to help a guest artist with some shopping for our upcoming show in italy.  one of the stores we had to go to was puma – where i found the hottest watch (truth-be-told, i have a bit of a watch addiction – i’ve been fighting it for years, but today i fell off the wagon so-to-speak):

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damn, i love this watch – it’s all stainless steel and red rubber and roaring cat.  dead sexy.

cause i belive a watch should be seen on the wrist, check me out:

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(double-click for a better view; sorry for the “less-than” quality of the image, i was too lazy to get my real camera, and just used the cell phone).

later tonight i get to open my prezzie from cb (excited to finally see what’s in the box) and then i’m meeting some friends for drinks.

a great day to be sure!   thank you to all for your emails and calls.  🙂 



“there is still no cure for the common birthday.”
February 27, 2007, 7:29 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

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the above quote, that’s from john glenn.

the above pic, that’s me about a million years ago (ok, really, just 33 years ago – i was 4).

exactly 37 years and 28 minutes ago, i was born – yup it’s my birthday.   not a huge birthday for me (it’s not like its one of the big ones: 16, 18, 21, 30, 40 or 50) and i’m spending the day on an event for work (day 4 of an event; hence the dirth of posts).  and not much going on tonight, a drink or two with my friends vicky and bruce – that’ll be nice.

i do have an awfully large prezzie box to open from my good friend cb later today – and i got a lovely itunes gift cert from ray (and his partner jeremy) over at pozzo.  and of course, i’m sure mr. patrick warburton will be phoning me later and professing his eternal devotion – that’ll be nice too.

it’s going to be a good day – i can feel it.

yay me!



new blog friday
February 23, 2007, 11:57 am
Filed under: art

i highly recommend you get your laugh on over at the rut.  the author/artist, some guy named phil – has a brilliant, witty way about the way he writes/draws.   he posts a cartoon everyday (or at least, that’s his goal). 

here’s a sample:

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(if you double-click it it makes it bigger. [there’s a sick joke in there somewhere, i’ll let you, my good reader, come up with it yourself])



the united states that i believe in does not believe in torture!
February 21, 2007, 2:57 pm
Filed under: observation, picture of the day, politics

i work for a fairly liberal company.  we have a strict environmental mission that is followed religiously (as opposed to those companies where you see the mission on your first day, and then you don’t hear about it ever again), we’re pretty gay-friendly (hell, we work with hairdressers and fashion designers) – hell, we even have an organic resturant on site.

in fact, even our parent company is liberal (scored a perfect 100 on the hrc corporate equality index).

there is very little that is conservative in working for who i work for.

that said, it’s disturbing to no end when i see pro-bush bumper stickers in our parking lots.  now, of course, conservatives need job’s too – and i need to remind myself that sometimes, people just want/need a job, and could care less for the “bigger picture” of corporate politics, but it’s just discouraging when people support a particular political vision that’s so innately opposed to what’s right (yes, i know what’s right is subjective, but in my world, it’s good liberal, environmental, pro-gay thinking!). 

i am a bit of a trumpet blower for the companies i’ve worked for and just wouldn’t last long working for a company who’s vision is so different than mine.  prior to working here, i worked for a payroll company who was at that time (7.5 years ago) the second largest user of virgin paper (after the fed gov) in the nation.  when i would bring up the subject of using more recycled paper in our stock, i was looked at as if i just suggested we use poop as the base in the ceo’s meatloaf.  suffice to say, i only lasted there 4 months.

with that said, it brings me great pleasure to provide the following photograph.  i’ve seen this truck a time or two in our parking lot, but never had a camera ready.  i have no idea who drives it, but i gotta say: i. love. this. truck:

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sorry the quality sucks.  if you can’t make out the text that is painted on the tailgate it reads: “the united states that i believe in does not believe in torture!



the perfect man pt 3
February 20, 2007, 10:07 pm
Filed under: the perfect man

ok, so i have not updated “the perfect man” list since july of last year.  for fucksake, july. 

it’s high time i get back in the game.  and with that in mind, may i present patrick warburton:

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patrick, oh patrick.  this man is seriously sexy.  i’ve had the biggest crush on him since i saw him in “the tick” tv series.  he’s tall (woof), hunky (double woof), killer eyes (triple woof) and you just know he’s hellagood (yup, that’s right, i broke out the hellagood – don’t hate the player) in bed. 

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most know him from his role on seinfield.  of course, i’m the only person on the planet who hated that show (much like my dislike for the shins), so i came to patrick-lust late in life, but i’m made up for it ten-fold.  i’ve rented plenty a movie he’s been in and of course, there’s family guy…. gotta love him on family guy.

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from the glorious imdb, i’ve learned that patrick was born in 1964 (quite possibly the best age for me to date, patrick needs to call me) and that he’s been in 88 separate filmed things (movies, tv shows, etc.).  i’ve also learned that he’s a father (dilf), which also unfortunately indicates he is straight (the wife part gave that away) – hate that (tho’ cbwould say it’s more of a challenge that way).  he’s also voiced superman twice, once in a commercial and an episode of family guy.

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patrick now co-stars in the new cbs show rules of engagement.  don’t let the fact that the show also features the hideous david spade, the show on the whole is quite cute – and the perk of it all, more patrick (if only he would do the show shirtless – that would be nice).

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new feature
February 19, 2007, 1:58 pm
Filed under: vod:pod

“music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul” plato

 over there – to the right, and just down a bit you’ll find: vod:pod – or as it’s horribly titled: “srsl’s video collection“. 

i’m trying out a new way to share some of my favorite music with all of you – the content will change from time-to-time, but the goal will always remain – to provide you with a kick-ass video or two.

perhaps i’ll share a bit about why they’re there, perhaps i won’t.  in the meantime, just scroll on over and hit play; you might love it, you might hate, hell, you might just discover something cool you’ve never heard or seen.



help
February 19, 2007, 11:44 am
Filed under: music

“when i was younger, so much younger than today, / i never needed anybody’s help in any way. / but now these days are gone, i’m not so self assured, / now i find i’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors.”

-the beatles, help

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(no, this isn’t some veiled call for help – just been humming this lyric all day and was struck by it’s brilliance and had to share.  the beatles were the fucking shit, that’s for sure.)