December 11th, 2003

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Sorry, puny humans

Man, was I in a wierd mood yesterday. I apologize very sincerely to anyone who ended the day thinking "Christ, that Leonard is an asshole."

Various things going on with friends and family, combined with a doomstruck sense of politics, the stress of a dozen or so deadlines all crashing down on me at once, the stress of holiday shopping and trip-planning, and general money/car/job woes all combined to get me down, hold me there and kick me in the neck a couple of times. After which I let my normal robotic facade crack for a couple of hours and was probably pretty unpleasant to look at, be around, or hear from. I usually make every effort to tamp down my emotions, because they're all of them pretty inappropriate, but I failed this time, and I want to say I'm sorry to anyone who had to deal with my shit yesterday. I'm a creep, I'm a loser, etc. etc.

Anyway, my level of despair and strain haven't really lowered that much (though I did clear off a bunch of writing last night, so at least I think I'll meet all my deadlines, and that will help a tiny amount with money-stress), but I pulled my head out of whatever dark, painful fire ant hole I had inexplicably got it stuck into, and I'm much better equipped to deal with everything now. I promise to be less of a schmuck in the future. Thank you and good night!
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I love that calendar girl

So, let's wash away the taste of that ugly post with this exciting news. Guess what I'm doing this weekend? No, not that. No, not that either. Well, okay, that, probably, but I do that every weekend.

I'm going to see THIS!:


Chris & Heather's Country Calendar Show featuring Robbie & Donna Fulks, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Andrew Bird, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, the Wichita Shut-Ins , Devil In A Woodpile, Scott Ligon, Matt Miller, Jane Baxter Miller, Kent Kessler, Vernon Tonges, and Chris Ligon!

CHRIS & HEATHER'S COUNTRY CALENDAR SHOW! Come hear Kelly Hogan and Scott Ligon take on the Louvin Brothers, and Andrew Bird moonlight as Bob Wills! Countless other characters will be performing songs by their favorite country stars in support of cartoonist Heather McAdams' "Li'l' Country Calendar". The calendar features 12 country legends who represent each month, and is jam-packed with daily tidbits of information pertaining to country music-related birthdays, deathdays, and trivia. Each year, in celebration, Chris & Heather put on a Li'l' Country Calendar Show. The event features musical artists covering songs of the 12 legends featured on the calendar, as well as a 16mm film show of the celebrated stars. This year's lineup includes Kelly Hogan and Scott Ligon, Andrew Bird, Robbie And Donna Fulks, Neko Case, Matt Miller, Vernon Tonges, Chris Ligon, Jon Langford and more! Don't miss this all-star cast live on one stage!