Dance Music For Nerds

Does anybody really know what time it is?
5/2/2007, 11:22 am
Filed under: Geek-Out, Happy!, Music, Nostalgia, School, Social, Spirituality

Numbers, numbers, numbers while they don’t invade, consume, and drive me mad ala “A Beautiful Mind” I always smile when I see little coincidences and other bits of symmetry pop up.

We all have probably seen the email about May 6th at three past 2 am, the time/date will be: 02:03:04 5/6/7. Last year in April there was a similar moment when it was 01:02:03 4/5/6, etc… More important than all that nonsense though is today’s date: 5/2/7, 5+2=7 it also happens to be my 34th birthday: 3+4=7. Conspiracy? No. Cool coincidence? Yes. If I was a conspiracy theorist I would also point out that my wonderful girlfriend, Laura, has got us tickets to see Blonde Redhead in Chapel Hill this Saturday. They are touring in support of their new album entitled “23”, Laura happens to be 23 years old. The concert is on May 5th, 5/5…5+5=10, which is also the number of tracks on their album. Coincidence? I think not! To quote (probably poorly) Paul Thomas Anderson at the beginning of Magnolia, “These things don’t just happen, do they?”

The long and short of it is that it is my Birthday today. Thanks goes out to the school system for sending me to a half day workshop today but paying the substitute for a full day. I am now sitting in a coffee shop listening to the new Blonde Redhead record on the headphones, typing on the school system’s laptop. I hate being here without my MacBook Pro, I love throwing contemptuous, holier than thou looks at PC users while exchanging knowing glances and nods with my fellow Mac people. But, all that aside, it is a nice, sun-shiny birthday day. I am at a non-corporate coffee shop where I can be a jack-ass and order a triple shot latte breve short and they know what I mean.

I now have plenty of time to walk, pick up a few books from Barnes and Nobles, send late birthday cards to my two fellow May 2nd birthday peeps Mistie and Glen, open my State Employee’s Credit Union account, make a dental appointment, etc… All the stuff that I keep putting off. A good Birthday all in all. Friday I will have dinner with friends, celebrate, and make a drunken ass of myself…if this old man can still manage to stay up late enough to do that. Birthdays are no longer the pseudo depressing business that my first couple 30’s ones were. Maybe that is because I am no longer a drifting, floundering college student. I am a man with a plan who has been able to check several things off of his to-do list this past year. Add that to the fact that whenever I do get depressed I can take solace in the fact that while I am 34, Dr. Banks is 35; now that’s old! 😉

Pink Slip
5/1/2007, 10:36 am
Filed under: Happy!, Social

I would like to say congratulations to one of the newest members of the Carolina Roller Girls. Laura tried out on Saturday after having practiced with the league two to three times a week for the last four months. She got the good news on Sunday. Her derby name is Pink Slip, those of you that know her know that this is a play on her last name. I was pulling for the name I thought of, Princess Slaya, but we found out that was already taken.

Congratulations to the most wonderful girlfriend in the whole wide world, I am so glad you made it!

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Prom ReDux
5/1/2007, 9:49 am
Filed under: General, Happy!, School, Social

One of the good/bad/good things about teaching High School Mathematics is being able to participate in events such as Prom Night. This year my High School’s prom was held at a spot that is less than a mile from where Laura lives, so we headed over and hung out/chaperoned for a little while. Here are a couple of pics we took. Oh, the theme? Shanghai Nights.

Any opportunity to get another use out of a bridesmaid's dress!

One more use out of a bridesmaid’s dress, yay!

Should I break up the people grinding on the dance floor?

Do I break up the grinding couple or ignore it?



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