June 26, 2006

like some clerks, the title character is thrifty

The world's cuteness supply has been dangerously low recently. Fortunately, this has now been rectified.

There's been a late addition to the NaSoAlMo2005ery from Derik Stiller. (In answer to the occasionally asked question, am I going to run it again this year? Maybe. I'm leaning toward not.)

The weather in Portland has been grotesquely hot--I'm currently taking refuge in the basement with a small stack of Velvet Underground CDs and some reference materials--so naturally a couple of days ago Sarah and I took a trip to Sauvie Island, a gorgeous little island north of Portland proper, with a herbary and a bunch of pick-your-own places, and returned with way too many berries, as well as some herbs I've now re-potted and stuck next to our garden. One of them is a variety of mint that actually tastes like chocolate mint. I asked the guy who ran the herbary if he had wintergreen, and he looked at me as if I'd asked him about a limon tree. But I swear I've chewed wintergreen leaves! What was I actually chewing?

In the comics-blogging category, Greg Burgas tears Infinite Crisis so many new orifices there isn't actually anything left of it except orifices.

Karaoke tonight--very few people in the place, which gave me a chance to do a bunch of songs, including "Missionary Man," "Raspberry Beret" and "Fuck and Run." Sara M. came along and totally torched "Doll Parts." Somebody attempted "Against All Odds" and couldn't remember how any of it went, making her unique in Western Civ. Last week, I snuck in by myself and did "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy" to mass bafflement. Was delighted to find, though, that the karaoke arrangement includes the best backing-vocal syllables of all time: "ono- ono- onomatopoeia! ono- ono- onomatopoeia!"

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Somebody must keep NaSoAlMo alive...so if you're looking for help or for someone else to pick up where you left off, I'd gladly volunteer.

Posted by: Todd Gehman on June 26, 2006 12:14 PM
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