You Look So Beautiful TonightPosted: December 22, 2004
Green Day, The Explosion, Interpol
CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY
My awesome girlfriend couldn’t take the pressure any more and let me open some gifts early. One of them was the graphic novel Blankets by Craig Thompson. What a cool book! I have wanted to get it for some time (it came out last year). It’s the mostly true (90% or more according to Craig) story of first love and losing religion (sort of). Anyway, I read it only in a few hours. It’s really great. I enjoyed it very much. I am also enjoying the major label debut of punk band The Explosion. And the best of all is my Jack LaLane Power (named after me, I’m sure!) Juicer! Ha. I’m officially old I guess since I’m excited about getting a juicer for Christmas. But, I don’t care. This thing is bitchen. You can stick a whole small apple in there and it just juices the crap out of it. And man is that stuff good. I made a glass of apple juice from Fuji (my favorite) apples and it was pretty much the best apple juice I have ever had. No joke. Even Ronee could not believe how good it was. Tomorrow I gotta make a trip to the store to pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables. I’ve lost 25 pounds now and I’m hoping to kick things up a notch with some fresh juice. I also got a vintage (well, it’s brand new but cast from a vintage mold) ceramic Christmas Tree with lights on it that I have wanted forever. One of those childhood things I guess. I love Christmas anyway and lights. The one she got me was especially cool. I have a couple more gifts to open but we’re going to wait until Christmas Eve and open the rest.
I was checking out the Spin year end issue. The reader of the month listed as one of her “hates” Rachael Ray from the Food Network. I laughed out loud because I was just telling Ronee the other day how annoying I find her. I’m sure she’s a nice lady. And normally people on the idiot box don’t illicit this violent of a reaction from me. I don’t know what is is exactly. She just BUGS me. I don’t know why I’m sharing this other than the fact that I thought it was kind of funny and random that somebody else would put that as one of their “hates” in a national magazine. Maybe I’m not crazy after all!
BLACK, WHITE & RED ALL OVER
What is it with these graphic designers who are doing CD packages? Don’t they look at what other designers are doing? Maybe they are…a little too much. Last year I bought the latest Cd’s from The Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age. Yep, black , white and red color scheme on both. And there were others. Green Day, Interpol and Walking Concert CD’s I’ve been currently listening to…same scheme. I know it’s a cool / good color combination but come on…there’s a lot of colors and combinations out there. Let’s try to be a little more creative!