heartbreak, old friend, goodbye it's me again [userpic]
This and that and that and this....

Things that make today good:

I'm reading a deliciously fabulous blog that I'd love to share except I can't because I'm reading it as research for my Smutmas fic.

The Red Sox, hands down. (Dear Theo Epstein, John Henry, Terry Francona, et al, if you toss over Mike Lowell for A-Rod I will hate you with the burning hatred of a thousand suns. Just saying.)

The fact that part of the route for the rolling rally tomorrow celebrating the Series win is literally two blocks away from my office, so yeah, my lunch hour will be spent out thattaway.

Anticipating going to see Jens Lekman perform tonight at the Paradise with one of my favourite peoples in the world.

Having tickets to see Rhett Miller at the Paradise in February with three more of my favourite peoples in the world.

Caffeine. I didn't get to sleep until after three a.m. Thank God for steaming hot venti Earl Greys from Starbucks with three Splendas. Mmmm. Bergamot. I love the smell of it wafting through the hole in the cup top; I love the taste of it rolling over my tongue, just bitter enough.

Working downtown. I love going out at lunch and being surrounded by skyscrapers and by buildings one, two, three hundred years old. I love walking down sidewalks that go from asphalt to brick to cobblestone without rhyme or reason.

Vintage Old 97s interviews circa 1996 from KCRW

Things that make today not-so-good:

Having trashed yet another draft of a fic that was due two weeks ago, bringing the total of abandoned drafts to four. SIGH.

It being 47 degrees Farenheit out during the middle of the damn day and me walking around in a summer sweater and a denim jacket because Boston can't make up its mind whether to be hot or cold.

Being so sleepy I can barely keep my eyes open at times, despite the Earl Grey.

Needing to do laundry and clean my apartment and write and keep up with meetings and....starting to feel very, very overwhelmed again.

Passive-aggressive crap.
Thinking: sleepy sleepy
Singing: Radiohead: Reckoner

heartbreak, old friend, goodbye it's me again [userpic]
My name's Stewart Ransom Miller; I'm a serial lady-killer.

For the parts of my flist who also have an obsession with overwhelming love for the Old 97s and/or Rhett Miller, (HI, [info]djinnj, YES, I'M LOOKING AT YOU) the Old 97s played last week at a benefit last week for the Carter Albrecht Foundation in Dallas and you can download the video here. Right now there's just a 1.3 GB high-res .mov file available but they'll be putting up a lower-res .mov file and an iPod format file as well. Scroll down to the bottom of the page; they're the last ones listed in the roster of performers.

They played for 90 minutes and reportedly (I haven't yet gotten to download the file 'cause I'm pretty sure IT would object to me putting 1.3 gigs of Rhett on my work computer though I think it's perfectly reasonable), anyway, reportedly included in that is a performance of their NEW SONG "Wanna Dance With Me" FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM. *tries not to squee too loudly*

A donation to the foundation is strongly suggested for each download, but not required.

(Also, [info]djinnj? Tickets go on sale tomorrow via Ticketmaster/Live Nation for Rhett at the Paradise here in Boston on Feb 2. [info]ze_dragon and I are going. YOU WANT TO COME UP THAT WEEKEND, YES, YOU DO. Just saying. *g*)
Thinking: working working

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