Friday, May 29, 2009


I keep having dreams where I'm at the side of the stage during a Nine Inch Nails concert. The thought of this being the last tour and having seen them for the last time must have traumatized me worse than I thought!

I need a piece of chocolate cream pie. It's a very specific craving that has continued unabated for days. Hmm... must find chocolate cream pie.

And despite this being the first week of my summer vacation, I spent the entire day working. Am I nothing if not consistent?

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


This was quite a week! I attended two Nine Inch Nails concerts - one with Greg and the other up in Irvine with Aaron. There is reason to believe that this is the last tour, and thus these were my last NIN concerts. That thought makes me as sad as I was when Calvin and Hobbes ended.

From Spring2009

Last night was graduation, which made me weepy as always. Youngest graduate = 18. Oldest graduate = 68. Several countries were represented, and so were many without homes. I know at least one student who graduated never went to high school, and yet he now has a college degree. Community colleges really serve as a great opportunity for people who might otherwise fall through the cracks, and I'm proud to be a part of such an institution.

And then, of course, it was the Week of the Book. We caught glimpses of the book in the wild:

From NorseCode

And today there was a book-signing at Mysterious Galaxy:

From NorseCode

Then we finished off the day with celebratory ice cream! Whew! Hope you've all had as good a week!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Book Day!

Greg's first novel, Norse Code, hits the stores today. So exciting!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I really can't complain about yesterday. First of all, Greg cooked breakfast for us. Then we packed up and headed south (or just north of the border) to feast on mariscos and wander around a huge outlet mall in search of shoes. Seriously, San Ysidro is just north of the border. We were looking straight into Tijuana, seeing the Mexican flag and the border fence. I found the following juxtaposition disturbing:

From Spring2009

After shopping, we headed to Chula Vista to see Nine Inch Nails, on what is stated to be their last tour (for awhile, at least). Here's our view of the stage from our seats before the concert started:

From Spring2009

I take my NIN seriously. They played "Metal" and "I'm Afraid of Americans" - awesome. I was really sad when the concert ended, though. (Warning to Aaron: I might be an emotional mess at the concert in Irvine on Wednesday!)

An eventful, enjoyable Saturday, for sure. I hope y'all are having a great weekend!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fun Stuff

Wow, this past week went by so fast. I've been busy, with just one week left to go in the semester. Yay! I've also been managing to have a lot of fun. We went to see Star Trek again, IMAX this time, and still enjoyed it greatly. Then last night, we met up with Colleenky and others to see Jonathan Coulton with Paul and Storm. I'd only heard one JoCo song before and knew absolutely nothing about Paul and Storm, but really enjoyed the whole show. Quite different from the next concert I'll be attending. (Tomorrow.... eee!!!)

Greg's first novel, Norse Code, comes out on Tuesday. I am so excited! You should go read the first three chapters for free:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

And he also has a lovely short story recently posted for free, too: Last Son of Tomorrow


Sunday, May 10, 2009


Busy weekend:

  • lunch at The Bowery in Hollywood with friends
  • Star Trek at the Arclight , which is simply the best movie theater I've ever been to.
  • Loved loved loved Star Trek. Thanks to JJ Abrams and his team for not disrespecting The Original Series. We'll be seeing the movie again this week, and I can't remember the last time we wanted to see a movie for a second time in the theater.
  • Caught up with a group to help Aaron celebrate his birthday.
  • Woke up with a sore throat from talking to Riz across the table in such a loud environment. Enjoyed it, though!
  • Greatly approved of Greg's post about Mothers in Fantasy and how Amidala should have been so much better than she was.
  • Did the Mother's Day thing today.

And now to start the last two weeks of the semester! Woo! Hope y'all had a good weekend!