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Sometimes I think it's good that we're moving in slowly. Other times I think it's just giving me extra time to worry too much about too many little things.
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Yep. My brain may has quit for the day.

Right.

May has.

have.

Maybe I meant have.

*headdesk*

Music

Oct. 8th, 2010 10:08 am
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I am playing tonight at the Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown as part of the St. Paul Art Crawl/Sound Crawl. The Black Dog is in the Northern Warehouse at 308 Prince Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
You can check out all the open art studios and then chill out with some live music! For free!
10pm
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I've been poking around on teh ebay, but just in case anyone here has leads, actually has one of these things they want to get rid of, or happens to be scouring antique shops/estate sales and finds something, there are two things I have been looking for for an art project. (These things exist on ebay, but I just haven't found anything perfect that hasn't seemed just a little too spendy.)

Anyway, I'm looking for:

A phrenology head or bust about the size of a mannequin head. A little bit smaller would be okay too.
Something kind of like this:
http://www.productforyou.com/product/realistic_looking_dr_willarton_phrenology_head/
or this:
http://rootsemporium.co.uk/miscellaneous/phrenologyhead.html

I'd be drilling into it, so something hollow would probably be best.

A candlestick phone. It does not need to be in working order. The plainer the better- mostly I'm not interested in it having any numbers or a rotary on the base.
Something like this:
http://www.btinternet.com/~ians.telephones/Images/NO4TELE.JPG

I'm not super picky about authenticity, so while it'd be awesome if they were actually both antique, I'm not thinking I'll actually find them and still be thrifty about it. Especially the phrenology head. If they are aged/beat-up/non-shiny, that is great.

Beep.
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I am quite tired.
weekend in review )

Zoom!

Computer

Jul. 9th, 2010 11:21 am
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Hey, lj-brain-
I'm thinking about buying an additional small computer for installation work.
After maaybe being responsible for blowing my logic board via working on my Arduino, I'd like to use a computer that I'm less invested in for that kind of work than my every-day laptop. (If I could go back in time, I probably wouldn't have sold my old laptop, but, oh well.)

It'd also be useful to have a spare system that I could leave at a gallery for long stretches of time.

Any suggestions for systems or places to shop? I'd want it to be small/portable (but not necessarily a laptop), stable, relatively cheap, and be able to run Max 5. So, it'd need to have A/V capability, but it wouldn't need to be the super coolest fastest thing ever. Hopefully something around or under $500?
I think I'd rather not use PCs again, but, it'd also be nice to have something that wouldn't need to be sent to Cupertino to repair in case I blow something up again. :)

I'm thinking an older mac mini or some kind of netbook might be good options.
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Oh my god lady. I really thought we were getting somewhere, and then you hopped right back on the bus to crazytown.

...Incidentally, I'm going to enjoy the hell out of my vacation.
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Hi internet.

I am putting my old PC out to pasture. It's a P III 550. Zoom!
Its fanciest peripheral is probably the M Audio delta PCI card (I even have the breakout cable somewhere!)
Also sports SCSI, USB, a video card of some variety, and a network card. You can relive the old days of cat5!
The cd drive and the floppy drive it had once upon a time have both been pilfered for something else, but it still has a DVD ROM that might work.

If you want it or any of its bits, let me know. Otherwise, it, and its massive CRT monitor buddy will probably all end up at the lovely electronics recycling of Hennepin County once I wrangle a trip to my Mom's house.

You, yes you could have a piece of the computer that got me started on the road to digital audio. Aw.

Also up for grabs is my Worksman Port-O-Trike. I bought it new a couple years ago 'cause I thought having a tricycle with a basket in the back to haul stuff would be really convenient at Burning Man. It ended up being way more trouble to haul out there than it was worth, and not the best vehicle for navigating large dust drifts. It was, however, useful for hauling around campmates too intoxicated to deal with a regular bicycle. This, in fact, almost makes it worth keeping, but just not quite. It was only used for the one week and is still in great shape, so I'd like some money for this one. Make me an offer. Mine is dark red, and basically exactly like this guy: http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/adulttrikes.html

I'd also appreciate it if its next owner would keep the name we dubbed it during that week, which is "Trike-Tard: Destroyer Of Worlds", though of course I won't really know if you do this or not. This title could also be used, perhaps, to describe any intoxicated friend you wish to sit upon it during your zombie pub crawl or Tweed Ride or Critical Mass or whatever. I don't know. I just know I never ride it and it's taking up a chunk of useful space in our basement storage area.

tannenbaum

Dec. 28th, 2009 02:53 am
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S4 and I have a Christmas tree! It's the first time I've had one in my own place. We've talked about getting one for the last few years and never got around to it. Because, well, Christmas is over now, it was super on sale. My mom picked it up and brought it over, and helped assemble it today. So it's a little late, but it will be up for the New Year. It has built-in lights, and all lit up it's really pretty, even though it's leaving glittery shrapnel all over the place which is kind of annoying. I think this is the first time I've had or bothered to make space for something like this. I spent some time today getting things out of our place that have been stacking up- our old couch is in the hall with a "free" sign (offer extends to lj people, if you want it please let me know!), other sundries are in a smaller free pile near our door.

I'm really really excited to have time off this week. Things to accomplish:
-Build more art shanty
-Get haircut
-transfer contents of old SCSI disks (Ugh, this has been a total fail so far...)
-clean the house
-sell/throw/give/recycle more stuff I don't want anymore
-have cable internet installed
-work on some other projects
...maybe try to get the car to a shop, it's been acting kind of dodgy lately. Meh.

Things I've already managed to do that are annoying:
-stop working out
-totally screw up sleep schedule

Ok. I should really try to sleep now.
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Hey everyone. Here is the info for the bout this weekend. This bout is on my birthday, it's the last home all-star game of the season, and it's the first time I've been put on the all-star roster since we played in Philly this summer. I've been working really hard on skating especially the last couple months and I'm really excited that I get to play. I hope you can come!



Season's Beatings
Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars vs. Sioux Falls Roller Dollz
League Mixer: Superheroes vs. Supervillians

Don't miss the final home All-Stars bout of the year in another cross-border battle!

DETAILS
Saturday, December 19
Doors at 6:30pm, bout at 7:30pm
Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul
Tickets  |  Directions  |  Parking

All tickets will be picked up from our ticket outlets by noon on 12/18. They will still be available at the Electric Fetus and the Box Office.

FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT
Featuring half-time entertainment by E.L.nO. Pre-show featuring Minnesota North Stars Quad Rugby.

GET THERE EARLY, GET A FREEBIE!
We'll be giving away a special limited edition Minnesota RollerGirls t-shirt to the first 200 people in the doors. There will also be a very limited quantity for sale for $15 and when they're gone, they're gone. So get there early!

GET A BLACK EYE OR SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT
Get old-fashioned black eyes for a buck at our Black Eye Booth ... OR support your favorite home team for just a $2 donation. (Kids always free!) If you think we've done an exceptional job, a more generous donation is always appreciated. All proceeds go to charity.

AFTER PARTY
Join us at Station 4 after the bout to hobnob with your favorite rollergirls, and enjoy PBR drink specials.

CHARITY
Foundation IX

w00t!

Dec. 3rd, 2009 10:22 pm
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I am on the all-star roster for the bout against Sioux Falls on my birthday.
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It's that time! I am playing in the theme bout for the Robbers. I believe this just might be my Wilkins jamming debut! So, if you are on the fence and have been wanting to see my lanky self sporting a star cap, come on down.



Wheel Bite
Minnesota RollerGirls All-Stars vs. Hammer City Rollergirls
League Mixer: Cops vs. Robbers
DETAILS
Saturday, November 21st
Doors at 6:30pm, bout at 7:30pm
Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul
Tickets  |  Directions  |  Parking
FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT
Featuring half-time entertainment by house polka band, the Bratwurst Brothers. Pre-show featuring The St. Paul Bouncing Team.

GET THERE EARLY, GET A FREEBIE!
We'll be giving away a special limited edition Minnesota RollerGirls t-shirt to the first 200 people in the doors. There will also be a very limited quantity for sale for $15 and when they're gone, they're gone. So get there early! ... And new this season: get your name - or your favorite skater's name - custom printed on the back of any Minnesota RollerGirls t-shirt. On site, done by the time you go home.
GET A BLACK EYE OR SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT
Get old-fashioned black eyes for a buck at our Black Eye Booth ... OR support your favorite home team for just a $2 donation. (Kids always free!) If you think we've done an exceptional job, a more generous donation is always appreciated. All proceeds go to charity.
AFTER PARTY
Join us at O'Garas after the bout to hobnob with your favorite rollergirls, try your hand at karaoke, and enjoy PBR drink specials.
CHARITY
Foundation IX
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I would love to be asleep. I really, really would.
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I probably would have benefited from this kind of thing when I was in school. Pass it along if you know any students, teachers, or professors you know think might be interested in the info, or sharing it with their classes.



So You Want to Major in Art, Music, Dance, Writing or Theatre,
But Then What?

This free panel discussion is intending for all high school and college students interested in exploring a career as a professional artist and/or arts administrator. Parents of students are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Date: Sunday, October 4, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: MCAD, 2501 Stevens Ave. Minneapolis
Registration: Free, but attendees should pre-register online at www.springboardforthearts.org

Parents want to guide their children toward college and career choices that will be rewarding. Sometimes parents and students are steered away from careers in the arts because of the common misconception that one cannot make a living as an artist. This workshop will help both students and parents better understand the options and how best to plan for and support a decision to pursue an education and a life in the arts- visual, theatrical, musical, design, literary, performance - our panel of local working artists in a variety of disciplines will talk about their career in the arts and answer your questions.

We'd greatly appreciate encouraging your students to attend this panel. If you have questions, please contact nikki@springboardforthearts.org

Springboard for the Arts is a non-profit organization based in St. Paul that helps artists make a living. For more information, please visit www.springboardforthearts.org
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Did you know that the Minnesota Rollergirls are hosting the North Central regional roller derby tournament? It's THIS WEEKEND. The Minnesota All Stars' first game is against Windy City, currently the top ranked team in the midwest. Come watch us duke it out! If you've seen and enjoyed our home team bouts, you should definitely come; derby at the regional and national levels is harder, faster, and more competitive. It's really fun to watch and I guarantee you will see some *amazing* athletes!

Games start late in the morning on Friday and go through the weekend. The Windy City game is at 2:30pm on Friday. We'd love to have your support! More information, a full schedule, and how you can get tickets is here:
http://brawlofamerica.com/

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Sep. 9th, 2009 01:37 pm
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Home from the desert.
Washed, vacuumed and delivered rental car last night, then watched Stardust and ordered pizza, which is becoming the traditional way S4 and I decompress. Stayed home from work today. Slept late, sorted the physical and e mail, dealt with some bills and billing weirdness, shipped restock cds to cdbaby (hooray!), and heated up leftover pizza for lunch. Will start the umptyzillion loads of dusty laundry shortly. There's a bizarre sort of comfort in completing menial tasks. Have duties for the co-op tonight, but otherwise don't plan on doing a lot. Things I am especially thankful for right now: the fact that I left the house in a condition that was nice to return to, and that the big work-y conference that has always happened two days after I return is not happening this year.

The desert was good. Not mind blowing, but a good time. Uneventful in a good way, I think. Still sorting it out, I guess.

10 years. Huh.

Happy Burner New Year.

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