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- The EMP Pop Conference: less exciting than last year. I place the blame on Kandia Crazy Horse, as I blame her for everything else about the world I do not like, including paper cuts and the unavailability in this area of Cactus Cooler. However, I did see a handful of good panels and presentations, and it's always nice to hang out with hipsterdetritus and catch up with the rockcrit gang.

- Also there was a ruckus, although it appears to have died down. I thought I gave a pretty good presentation, but it was met with jeers and wild accusations by some of the brotherhood. Will I be invited back next year? Only Wendy Fonarow knows for sure!

- My good friends kudaspeaks and fiberpunk were kind enough to put me up for the weekend at their swank pad. I slept on a couch of shiny shiny leather and listened to their cat complain about Barack Obama. At least that's what I think it was. They are fantastic hosts and they live in George Jefferson's old apartment.

- My also good friends janehex and brianchurch, who came out to see me. We ate hamburgers, had an exciting nautical adventure, and also Brian bought some pants.

- I finally got to meet calamityjon and his lovely and talented wife superdaintykate! To my surprise, he did not attack and/or kill me, and I got to ride in the Beemobile. Jon is funny as hell, mixes a mean drink, and got us riffing on sadistic Mormon gods and morbidly obese detectives all weekend. It was great to see them and I hope it's not a year before it happens again. Sorry to any and all of you I missed.


- Happy Tax Day, everyone! This Thanksgiving, I'm eating a turkey baster in honor of my NWU-funded accountant, who whittled my total owed down to about $1500 from a whopping six and a half grand. Since I owe no state taxes (way to be, Texas, you heartless short-sighted fucks), I gave an extra dollar to the bums in Hobo Alley to not shit in my path.

- I was so tired last night I forgot to eat. Hello, new diet book idea!

- A friend of mine has built me a theremin. This is awesome, even though I cannot play the theremin, don't think I'll ever learn to play the theremin, and don't even know the mechanics of theremin-playing. At the very least, I will soon be able to drown out the din of my neighbor's band practice by making goofy space noises. Curiously, this is the second theremin-related activity of the last 24 hours, as last night I was sending my dear friend thaitea videos of cats playing the theremin. THEREMIN! Is what I'm getting at here.

- You know those LiveJournal memes about who on your FL you've made out with/slept with/thrown yourself on a landmine for? Yeah. Someone craft one of those that doesn't make me feel horribly depressed and self-loathing, be a dear, won't you? Thanks so much.

- Anyway, it's been nice knowing all of you, but please get your comments in while you can, because Grand Theft Auto IV comes out at the end of the month, after which you will never see me again.


Apr. 15th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Nero Wolfe?

Also, yay theremin! That's on my list of projects of stuff to build once I learn how to use tools and evolve a set of opposable thumbs. But seriously, what a wicked cool gift. I want one.

GTA:IV, featuring yours truly. OK, not featuring. But you sure can kill me a lot.
Apr. 15th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I look forward to beating you about the head and neck area. Virtually speaking, of course.
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Apr. 15th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
emp less good = dubdobdee not givin a paper that no one can make head or tail of :(
Apr. 15th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Agreed! Next year you should just barge on stage and give a talk whether they invite you or not.
Apr. 15th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
It was great to see you but, apropos of nothing, they found a slain drifter across the street yesterday. I blame anti-Semitism.
Apr. 15th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
I had nothing to do with the death of that dirty Jew drifter.
Apr. 15th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
A few of the things you missed by not coming out to our side of the Sound

and of course, the

Apr. 15th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)

It does look gorgeous out there. Next time I'll be sure to spend some time in your corner o' the world...
Apr. 15th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Hello, new diet book idea!

From the guy who brought you "the constantly shitting diet."

Glad you're back, safe and sound, and whittled $5k off your tax bill.
Apr. 15th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
I feel that my diet books would be a greater success if I wasn't such a total fatass.
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Apr. 15th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Calamityjon and superdaintykate are some mighty fine folks, indeed! They actually introduced me to your blog! Cheers!
Apr. 15th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Back atcha, slick!
Apr. 15th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
That was you? I thought it was brandawg!
Apr. 15th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
You know what I like about brandawg?
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Apr. 15th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
"Get proficient" is far beyond my capacity. "Get slightly better than horrible" is likewise. "Get as good as this cat" is probably the best I can hope for. But, that said, I'll do my best, and we can bring Jon in to flail away at his banjoo.

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Apr. 15th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Wait a minute, you are aware of the existence of video of cats playing the theremin, and you did not share it with the rest of us interrobang.

I am shattered.
Apr. 15th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
See above! IN COMMENTS!
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Apr. 15th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm jealous you got to hang out with kuda. she seems so nice and I really want to meet her. you have the greatest friends, leonard!
Apr. 15th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I DO have awesome friends! How did that happen?

Kuda likes to front like she's not nice, but don't let her fool you. She is in fact quite nice. Also, her husband makes the world's most gangsta-ass brownies.
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Apr. 15th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
you and calamityjon had never met? I thought you were besties!
Apr. 15th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Hard as it is to believe, we were internet BFFs only. Now that we have met, I have vowed to take his place and become the new Calamity Jon.
Apr. 15th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
"There was a ruckus"? A new ruckus, or reverberations of the previous ruckus? Tell more; I enjoy details of ruckii.

Also, I look forward to progress reports and sound files of your theramin-playing.


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Leonard Pierce is a freelance writer wandering around Texas with no sleep or sense of direction. If you give him money he will write something for you. If you are nice to him he may come to your house and get drunk.

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