Here are some current things…
Current Obsession: This song, by Burial.
Current Thing I’m Most Lazy About: Cheese.
I subscribed to this magazine not long ago called Culture: the word on cheese. I have two subscriptions to two magazines in the whole world, one of them a regular dude sort of magazine, and the other a magazine about cheese (I keep putting off subscriptions to a few music magazines). And anyway, what I wanted to do was start maybe something like a food diary and make cheese something of a true hobby, but I haven’t really gotten around to it. I do love cheese more than most things in life, but truth is I just haven’t had time to cook much this summer. And that means little time to visit my local cheese monger. This is another thing I must rectify.
Current Most Excited About: New Orleans.
The girlfriend and I have been anticipating a New Orleans trip in a few months, probably just after the holidays. She’s never been. I’ve only been once, but I can’t wait to introduce her to it. Just thinking about it… there truly just is something about that city. I think she’s gonna fall in love with it as quickly as I did.
Current Whatev’s: Gears 3.
I had been jumping up and down anticipating Gears of War three for not only months, but years now. And then it came, and then I finished the campaign with a friend just last night, and…. man I’m kinda over it. I think I must feel the same way about Gears that some folks feel about Halo these days. I never got tired of Halo, but by the time this last Gears rolled around I had simply had my fill. The campaign is on rails… which at first felt so innovative. The game played like a cinematic theme park ride. But now it just feels overly scripted to me. The characters were always pretty thin to begin with, and seriously, it was three games of fighting the same damn monsters again and again. (And having said all that, it really truly amazes me that I never tired of Halo).
Current Obsession Bordering on Religious Fervor: George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series.
I never thought I’d get roped into these, but after seeing the HBO serious I just had to have more. There are only two salient facts when it comes to George R.R. Martin: 1) his fantasy epic is pure, unfiltered nerd crack; 2) George R.R. Martin is a motherfucker. This man giveth with one page, and he taketh away with another. I almost screamed, tore at my clothes, and then ran into the streets like a lunatic when I read “the red wedding” chapters. That son of a bitch author is just downright cruel sometimes. But oh how I can’t quit him, how I can’t….
Current Project: a Deadmau5 head.
I’ve dithered like crazy wondering do I call it a Deadmau5 mask, helmet, what? I dunno. A Deadmau5 head thing. The girlfriend and I had the dubious task of choosing between The Black Keys and Deadmau5 at Virgin Freefest. I love The Black Keys to death (as does she–it’s her fricking ringtone), but we were both so glad we opted with the Canadian mouse man DJ. His stage was this gigantic all LED installation that just blew everyone away. One of the things that was so cool about the show was how many folks turned up with their own Deadmau5 heads on. I knew right then and there what I wanted to do for Halloween.
As of now though…. I haven’t lifted a finger. I’m giving myself about a 50/50 chance of following through on this one. A lot of folks have posted their how-to’s online, so there are plenty of guides. But some of them get a little pricey ($200? shit!)… and plus I just had this clear idea of how I wanted to do it. No idea if I actually can though. I guess we’ll see. I promise to post pics.
Current Bummer: Missing out on Wild Flag/Eleanor Friedberger tickets in DC.
Sad face. 🙁
Current Best Decision Lately: Getting rid of cable.
This was a group decision, actually, by me and the roommates, but so glad we did it. I had gotten into such a routine. And understandably so, I mean, those shows on HBO and Showtime are so fucking good these days, not to mention all the other channels with their own pet shows. But our bill went up to around $180, and we were like just fuck it. Basic cable isn’t worth it, IMO, and the roommates were happy to cut down a monthly expense.
I haven’t missed it, I’m so happy to say. Been catching a few things on Netflix, but for the most part just changed up some of the routine. God my ass off the couch. I’m sure I’ll have it again someday, but I hope that day is a ways off.
Current Thing I Should Be Doing instead of Writing This: Going to bed.