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Thursday, November 13, 2003

Day 1...

"They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty." --Kahil Gibran

I would like to welcome everyone to day one of our new crusade, "Save your neighborhood Byron from oppression in the workplace". If you do not have neighborhood Byron feel free to support me in this charity. For just 50 cent a day, the price of a cup of coffee, you can help a Byron cast off the chains of tyranny and live life as it was meant to be lived. Right, so your probably not going to send me money but the idea of mooching off the world does seem kind of appealing. I must say that we were lucky to get out of yesterday in one piece. If I had a dollar for every time I said OMGISFW (Oh my god it's still fucking Wednesday) I would be a rich man. Driving home in 60 degree sunny weather I must did help a lot. Then we (we being Brie, Steve, Bone, and myself) polished off the rest of the evening by playing a ruckus game of darts and having a rather enjoyable burrito. 7 or 8 beers later I felt alright. It was so enjoyable that today after work my father and I are going to enjoy a little father-son bonding time and play some more darts at The Wellington. By the way y'all should check out that link it is totally lame.
As pictured above, today's band of the day is The Old 97's. As you all can see I have been a quite a big kick for some god knows why reason. I have been jammin to these guys at work lately and I thought they deserved a spot on the blog. I also really wanted to use this picture of them playing at The Fez because of the cool guy sportin' the yellow trucker hat. Yeah trucker hats. Ali I am sure that you would agree with today's choice being a Rhett fan. I must say though seeing the band is concert was way better than seeing Rhett Miller solo opening for Tori Amos. The band was solid but Rhett rushed through all of his songs at a lightning pace. Songs of note that I enjoy are "Oppenheimer", "Four Leaf Clover" and "Barrier Reef". Give em a whirl. They are a little to rock to be country, but a little too country to be rock. Good stuff...
Wednesday, November 12, 2003


"There comes a time when every man feels the urge to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and start slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken

Welcome back Conginites. As you can see today we are flying under the black flag. Pay no attention to the bodies on the ground, those are just props. I do apologize for the long delay in posts and thanks to Ali for the kick in the ass. This week so far has been a rough one and it is still fucking Wednesday. Actually that is not totally fair. Everything before 8 and after 5 has been pretty decent. I am just not enjoying work this week. I know your not supposed to think of work as Happy Fun Time in La La land, but it sure would be nice. I came up with my ultimate job for me right now today as I was day dreaming about what to do instead of throwing myself off of a cliff. I need a job as the IS manager for a nice little 50 to 100 person Non-For-Profit where I can grow out my hair, grow a beard, where jeans and sneakers in the winter and shorts and flip-flops in the summer, have my own office, and make like 60-65K a year. That, my friends, would be heaven on earth. So if any of you know if such a place exists please forward them my name. Meanwhile I am still here at Inatech being ground through the corporate (albeit small) machine.
On a completely different note it is time for the Band of the Day. Now by the sound of the above section one would think that the band of the day would be Nick Drake or something else dark and depressed. Well, it's not. I have been on a big kick Razor and Tie Records and Bloodshot Records kick. Now I will admit that the feel of Bloodshot does kinda meander down Depression Road, today's Artist of the Day is Dar Williams! Dar Williams has been wicked big on the New England folk seen since the early 90's. Only now is she beginning to receive a little more national recognition and radio play. Her style is definitely not something that here everyday. He simple acoustic melodies accompanying her high voice and rambling narrative lyrics. Here stories are always very interesting and fun to listen to like "The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-Ed" and "The Babysitter's Here". Sprunger I know what you are thinking and, no. For a shitty week at work at least I have something to entertain myself with. Good tunes...

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