Wednesday Rolling Stones
Friday Pernice Brothers
Saturday Photo Gallerys
What a fabulous week this will be!
I have to mention this because I let this asshole get to me at the gym last night. If you have any suggestions on how to handle this guy, please let me know.
Let me paint you the picture of our first meeting……
I was walking around the track with my headphones on and this guy was at one of the entrances. He stopped me and just started to talk to me. I thought that was strange but he seemed nice enough at the time so I said hello and introduced myself, we talked briefly, granted I never seen this guy at the gym before. Ok, that said…..I see him about a week or so later, this time I was on the floor stretching without my headphones getting ready for my workout. He was on a machine behind me and starts talking to me again, this time asking if I had cats (he saw me in the parking lot of the gym trying to help a stray cat). I said yes, I had one and he proceeded to bother me some more by asking if I even liked dogs.
At this point I know I hate this guy. Hate is a strong word but you know when you don’t like someone and if they keep talking to you after you already give them the vibe like “hey, I’m busy and not interested” then they should leave you alone forever. This type of guy is creepy. He approaches you even if you didn’t make eye contact with him.
That was our first few meetings/running into each other rather, about 3 months ago.
So last night I’m on the leg lift machine, the one where you lift your legs as you’re holding yourself up with your arms and he walks over to me and my headphones are blaring, I can’t hear anything at all. He seemed to be talking to me. This is something I would never do even if I was friends with someone (bother them while they were in the middle of working out). Stupid me, I stop and point at my headphones as if to say “I can’t hear you”, I take them off and said “what?!” He said “Are you going to make me repeat myself?!!!!” in a tone I did not like at all. I know there are a few other choice words that I should have said but instead I simply stated that I could not hear him. He asked me how I was. I said great, how are you in a annoyed tone. He then asked if I remembered how I was acting towards him the last time we saw each other…… like a bitch. I said I didn’t remember anything and I’m totally over it and put my headphones back on and continued to workout. He was still talking to me but I looked away and he finally left. That got me so upset that I didn’t even do my full 2 hours. I know he is a guy with major issues and didn’t like rejection and deals with it by acting the way he is acting. He should just ignore me and move on.
I was told that the next time I run into him and he comes over to talk to me, just look him in the eye and look away and not talk to him. I was also told to tell him that I don’t want to speak to him. I, on the other hand want to reply to his cold and bitter “how are you” with a karate- throw down with a foot to the throat, that way he could never talk to me again.
Lesson here: Don’t think that it’s ok to talk to someone at the gym that is clearly there to workout, has headphones on and is not giving you eye contact!
“…..Let’s do some livin’, after we die.”
Thursday November 16, 2006
I’ve just started reading a book by Ethan Hawke called ‘Ash Wednesday’, so far so good.
I’m going to my second Kings, Ice Hockey game tonight. My friend Rick and our friend Kerri are going together. She somehow got 3 free tickets, pretty great seats I might add. I’m skipping my Karate class for it. I’ve decided that I’ve been working out way too much lately between the gym and Karate. I tend to not have much time for anything else. No social life.
Tomorrow is Jeff Buckley’s Birthday. He would have been 40 if he did not drown in Memphis on May 29, 1997. So crank up your favorite Jeff Buckley Album today to honor his memory as he should be honored.
On Saturday, The Lemonheads (Evan Dando) will be gracing us at the Galaxy Theatre in Orange County. Also on the same night, Sabrosa Purr will be at Safari Sams in L.A. It’s hard to choose…..
There are a few galleries that I’d like to check out this weekend as well.
1. Morrison Hotel Gallery
Work of Neal Preston
7517 w. sunset blvd
2. Musician Photo Gallery "Jagger & Morrison"
10959-A Venice Blvd. LA
3. 14 and Shooting
Aidan Ryley Taylor Gallery, 1639 Vine St., Hollywood
I’m going to see The Rolling Stones at Dodger Stadium next week and then see The Pernice Brothers in San Diego a few days after. I’m pretty excited.
The following weekend I’m going to Santa Barbara with my Karate Club to practice at their Do Jo. That will be a cool experience.
I bought Sirius Radio, a plug and play type thing but my cigar lighter doesn’t have any power. I’m bummed. Ever since I got my jeep back from the F’in dealer, I find more things wrong with it. I’m sure it’s not the fuse and it’s a cable that they disconnected or something like that. Hopefully I'll have this fixed by the weekend.
November 10, 2006 Friday
DRIVE A DRIVE A DRIVE A DRIVE A
They are opening for Camp Freddy at the Avalon next month. I think it should be the other way around but that's just me. I hope they don't get mixed up with the likes of Dave Navarro. They should just stick to their own guns and badd ass rock licks and not bother with the fluff of hollywood.
That's all that I wanted to mention so far.
have a wonderful weekend.
It’s Friday November Third
…..the band who made the '90s grunge rock movement possible
I’m going to see a band tonight that has been with me through practically my whole life. A band that when my friends hear their name they automatically think of me! I’ve seen them all up and down the west coast – San Diego all the way up to their hometown of Seattle. The band that I’ve seen the most……. MUDHONEY.
I’m really excited and anxious. It’s weird, I feel like a kid.
A lot of my friends say they are over them and that’s ok. They aren’t exactly the same line-up but the bass player ‘Guy Maddison’ fits in alright. I mean, he is no Matt Lukin. He seems more friendly and smiles a lot more then Matt. Guy has actually been in the band for quite some time (since 2002) and played with Mark in a side project called Bloodloss.
It’s just nice to go to a show like this and see all the old Mudhoney fans that you haven’t seen in 10 years or so. I still get shy around Mark, mainly because I’ve had a crush on him for over 10 years. It’s weird…. If Brad Pitt and Mark Arm were in a group of people talking to one another I would easily be able to talk to Brad Pitt but I would get all tongue tied if I were to talk to Mark Arm. I get absolutely shy when it comes to certain things.
I’m still kicking myself for not going to Arizona to see Nirvana and Mudhoney play together. Mark had put me on the guest list back in the early 90’s when I worked with Flipside Magazine.
I’ve decided to leave work early today. My boss is gone until Tuesday anyway and I’ve got nothing to do. I want to go to the gym before the show tonight.
I’ve been going to the gym less because I’ve been going to Karate more. I feel a bit more confident in class now that I’m getting to know the black belt students better.
I’m going to be doing a long term project at work with the department that my boss still works with. I’ve been helping out different departments near me and I don’t mind at all. They know I don’t do anything and more importantly they know it’s not my fault. They just want to use me to get their work done and I’m more then happy to help. I’m keeping track of all that I do in case something comes up later down the line, job-wise.
Other shows coming up:
Wednesday November 8th Joan Jett w/ Eagles of Death Metal at Anaheim House of Blues
Monday November 13th Sabrosa Purr and The Vacation at Safari Sams
Saturday November 18th The Lemonheads at The Galaxy
Wednesday November 22nd The Pernice Brothers at Spaceland