Archive for April, 2007

30
Apr
07

Studio Snake

So today some friends and I went to the Southern Oregon Hardcore House to see Blue Print For Disaster, and The Hollowbodys. Hopefully both will come record at our studio. But while we were there my roommate Josh is telling my brother, Dan, how we just got this new studio snake…. and he finds it necessary to point out that it is a bunch of microphone wires rapped together, as opposed to jungle wildlife…. so me… being a dork…. start making dumb jokes…. “no it’s a cobra, we thought it would liven things up for the band…. actually I don’t think we should tell them… just let it run loose…. or lock someone into the vocal booth and drop it in…. studio snake.” It was kind of dumb… but I thought it was funny at the time. So then we started looking around and realized that we were the only people wearing color. It was all these dirty punk kids with all black clothing. After a while some rockabilly cats showed up, and they were kind of a bridge from the punk kids to us. It was a good show none the less. After we got home Josh, Chris, and I were sitting around in the studio talking about which songs of their that we wanted to record…. then the conversation somehow moved on to how magicians do magic tricks and josh started talking about how riled up you could get local people with just a few minor illusions… and he said, “I’m talking about straight up street prophet shit.” and right then we hear rustling in the black plastic that we have covering the insulation in the ceiling. Josh says, “It’s a mouse, how do we get it out.” and I’m like, “grab something to catch it with and I’ll pull back the plastic.” He grabs a plastic cup thing and I start chasing it toward the wall. Then I carefully grab the edge of the plastic… and pull…. THEN IT DROPS!!!…. only it’s not a mouse….

It was a frickin’ studio snake… and not anything to do with mic cables… I was probably the most upset by this little incident…. because I very specifically asked for a cobra… and as you can clearly see here… this is not a cobra. for a size reference that dot on the wall is a drywall screw…. and his head is slightly larger than that, so he is not a very large snake. Josh thought it was significant that we were just in a deep discussion about deceiving people and then a snake drops from the ceiling…. but all in all I think it was a strange chain of events.

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27
Apr
07

Now Is Not The Time For Dreams

No Cadillac… I killed the dream… the fact of the matter is that… I have no job and all my money would go straight into the gas tank, never to be seen again. I’m o.k. with this, I don’t need a caddy, I can trick girls into liking me with out it…. totally… anyway despite this set back I have been doing great… My grandfather had to go to the hospital today; he’s going to be fine…. but because of the whole ordeal I was forced/blessed with a chance to hang out with my grandma, and actually talk. No distractions. It was great. She is so smart and so sharp in spite of having a stroke 10 years ago. She was talking about how she is so happy with us grand kids, (Mom – if you are reading this stop this is far enough.)  and she said how when my little brothers girlfriend was living there that she was worried that he would knock her up…. she didn’t use those words, but that’s what she meant… hell, even my mom won’t admit that my little brother has sex…. but it doesn’t really bother my grandmother… she just doesn’t want any unexpected grandchildren. So, she knows what is going on, a lot more than people give her credit for. And I actually told her how good it was to talk to her, which fits right in with this new kick I’ve got going. I have this huge urge to tell everyone exactly how I feel…. I just feel really good about everything… and I think people should know. I’m hanging out with this girl from school, and it is not really a possibility to date her…. but she totally fascinates me right now… but I didn’t actually tell her this I just made fun of her with lame jokes…. but I’ll see her again. I also had this really cool conversation with a highschool kid that was at the emergency room. He had dislocated his elbow skateboarding. I don’t even know why he started talking to me. I tried to explain how you can’t live completely fearless for ever… eventually you have to take it easy… you won’t always have your parents insurance to pay your hospital bills…. And I shared some of my broken bones stories… and he looks at me with seemingly deep understanding… and said…. “but, at least we’ve really lived right.”… and I laughed, and he laughed… but I don’t think he’ll get the joke for a couple years… if he makes it that long… but it was good kicks to talk to someone that optimistic about life, those people are few and far between.

25
Apr
07

Science

I’m trying to write more… which means that if you are a regular reader…. you will see new posts more often…. but I figure that, all it will amount to, is an increase in quantity…. and a decrease in quality… at least for a while…but here goes the real blog… so I was sitting in science class today when a kid…. his name is….Bart…. anyway he asked the absolute best scientific question I have heard…. ever…. the set up is that a another kid was giving a report on black holes and how they suck in light and such… so Bart prefaced himself with having a question a little off topic, but asked anyway… “if… in the future you have a space car that can fly at the speed of light….. would you be able to see the light from your headlights… or would you fly past them?”… and I thought that this is the best question, because not only is it very advanced in what it is asking, but also because he was able to put it in such simple terms that it can easily be grasped by anyone… even me…. and the class had a discussion and the teachers answer is that light travels at 670,616,629.384 miles per hour (or 299,792,458 m/s), and you would be flying at 670,616,629.384 miles per hour… the same rate… so technically you would….. but if you were going faster than the speed of light….. maybe…… just maybe….

24
Apr
07

Cadillac lifestyle

Tomarrow I plan on test driving a 1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille….. it is very ugly… I’m not gunna lie to you…. but it could be everything I ever dreamed about in a car…. I plan on cutting the roof off…. it will be so sweet….. I think it’s gunna be so cool…. and I honestly think It will get me all the girls I have ever dreamed about getting…. totally…. They will just flock to this majestic shiny turd of a car…..well maybe there won’t be lots of girls flocking…. but it’s totally worth a shot. Plus I’m going camping this weekend…. taking the boat out…. it’s gunna be quite a time I tell yah…. Brodie Get the Net…. you know what I’m talking about…. watch for updates as events unfold….

17
Apr
07

Calendar 2007

So when I looked at the Reef Brazil site, I noticed that they had downloadable calendars for your desktop… since I don’t have a calendar… I thought this was a great Idea… a beautiful girl and the ability to know what day it is… so I downloaded one April 2007… In spite of the pretty bright colors and some possibly beautiful girl’s ass… (you can’t even see her face)… I instantly found it very annoying, and slightly distracting…. so I obviously I had to get rid of it…. but the calendar “idea” is so great…. so I was forced to make my own… sadly after a disturbing photo shoot I found out that I don’t look good in a Brazilian thong…. but a few adjustments to the original idea…. and you get the prototype for my very own desktop calendar… My idea is not just my personal photos but also a program that creates desktop calendars for peoples computers with their own photos… it is a decent idea, and probably shouldn’t be put in a blog for all the world to see… but not many people read this anyway… but I am also creating a desktop calendar for all of you so if you would like to submit photos that you think are calendar worthy please send them to me… like maybe of you… or some unsuspecting friend…. and we will see where it goes from there. Send submisions to aarontoddalden@yahoo.com

Anyway here is the prototype and first calendar installment… I give you Mr. April 2007…. Me!

14
Apr
07

I love summer… and science….

The technology these days is amazing…. I feel like James Bond or some shit… check it out…. Reef Brazil has always been my favorite company… first of all they make a completely kick ass product… I’ve been wearing their sandals for years….. plus they have advertisement with scantily clad women…. why wouldn’t I want to support a company like this…. in recent years the sandal technology has been ever increasing… these guys just don’t stop…. they see a need, and then work endless hours in the lab, with many late nights trying to make these dreams realities… and they are… I noticed a few years ago, and was in awe when they released a sandal with a bottle opener in the bottom….

bottle opener reef

Then the new evolution…. is completely genius…..

Dram Reef
That’s right… it’s a flask… a functional flask that is opened with a key…. can you imagine what these guys could do if they were to tackle problems like cancer…. to bad it’s so hard to become a doctor so geniuses like this are forced to work in other fields… anyway you can buy them online at Amazon.com, search for the dram or fanning models or go to any other reef dealer … I think that technology is just great… and I’ll drink to innovation…

08
Apr
07

Pity Party

So it’s Easter Sunday. One of the major Christian religious holidays…. It is Huge!!!! As long as you are Christian… which I am…. from a Christian family….. But right now, contrary to what you would expect, I am not sitting in front of my computer like a big fat-ass gorging myself on jelly beans….. I would like to be…. but I am not…. cause I don’t have any jelly beans…. because for some unknown reason, my family did not celebrate Easter this year….. It was weird…. as a matter of fact, a couple of days ago I my mom didn’t even know that Easter was coming up…. I should have known then that something was up. Maybe I shouldn’t be upset… after all I am 25 years old…. and all my brothers are adults… and none of us have any kids yet…. but we should have at least had a family dinner….. I’m not asking for pity here…. but my roommate Josh got a whole bunch of candy and toys and stuff… and I didn’t get anything…. and to top it all of…. his parents got him the He-Man and the Masters Of the Universe best episodes edition…. and I didn’t get anything…..That’s it I am done bitching and feeling sorry for myself… enough pointless whining, I am actually going to do something to make things better…. That’s right…. I’m gonna go eat some of Josh’s candy and watch He-Man….