I am going to get you updated on everything that has been up in the last couple days. I have been a little lax on the posting. Yesterday I spent the whole day doing just about nothing. I woke up at 1:30pm, which was such a nice change of pace. I haven't had a chance to sleep in that late in about 2 months. Freshman year I slept in that late 3 times a week, minimum. Granted that probably wasn't the best thing for me, but it was nice to be that lazy for a while. After some sleeping and a couple bowls of cereal, I went out and did some promotional stuff for Capitol. Nothing too exciting, just a lot of dropping off. The rest of the evening was devoted to cleaning up the apartment. I agreed to have Jannelle's birthday coctail party at my house. Now I have had one other party at my place all year and it was the Indecision 2000 party (courtesy of the Daily Show), so this was essentially a first. I even went out and bought the liquor, which is pretty odd if you know me at all (if you don't, I don't drink and haven't for about 5 years). Still, it was kind of fun. The party itself was an undeniable success. There were about 20 people here and it was absurdly packed considering I live alone, which implies it a space meant for one person. Although 5 could fit comfortably hanging out, 20 was a bit much. I couldn't complain because everyone was happy and my apartment was clean when it was all said and done.
After the part we moved on to the Whitehorse, where our friend Chuck bartends. It was only the close friends at this point so it wasn't nearly as crowded/crazy. It was incredibly odd because they had on techno music and the place was packed. Techno music in there is kind of odd, if you are unaware. Nonetheless, we had a big thing of nachos and I was happy. We went to another bar and all went well. I can't complain. Jannelle was happy too, which is what really mattered.
Today I ran an absurd amount of errands. I am leaving to go back to Chicago tomorrow so I had to hold my mail, shut of cable, sell back books, blah blah blah. It was necessary but is now done. Tonight we had the first meeting for the Underture Project. I'm not sure that I've spoken about this. It is a group my friends and I have formed to help promote and activate independent artists in Madison. There is a huge arts project being done called the Overture Project. There was a $100 million grant that was put towards redoing the civic center and expanding the arts district. Sounds good, right? Wrong. All it means is more show and events that college students can't afford unless it is a birthday/anniversary/hallmark holiday. So we are creating a group to combat this evil doing. I will provide more information and a web address to you once they are available. So at the meeting tonight we created a plan of action and worked on a mission statement. Then Jenny, Matt, Lisa and I went to Borders. It felt a lot like high school. When you're a suburban kid and under 18 the only thing you can really do on the weekend is go to the movies, rent a movie or go to Borders. Otherwise, you have to leave for the city. So we looked at all the magazines, the art books, the comics and Lisa checked out this book called "Nine Steps to Financial Freedom." We thought it was odd since it is meant for people who have money to manage, but if it makes her feel more secure I won't make a peep. I ended up buying the Actionscript book from O'Reilly publishing to foster my nerdiness. I'm just not nerdy enough and it's gotta change. Afterwards everyone went home and Jenny and I made some pasta to get rid of some of my food. I have too much and I am leaving. After the food, we get closer to now.
Woh, the guy from "high rollers" on Discovery Channel has a dad who is a dean at UW. This guy won the world series of poker and went home with $1,000,000. I'm guessing he's good. I think all good poker players should work for insurance agencies to see when people are lying. Since they are so good at reading people they should put it to good use.
This post is too long. It will self destruct in 5...4...3..........