Monday, June 29, 2009

oh my

A friend sent this to me today:
so umm. can you not write stuff of that "extremity" on my wall. i personally don't care and you can send me whatever messages you want but not all of my 600+ "friends" and relatives share/understand/appreciate your brand of humor. you are too edgy and out of the box for some of them. thanks for understanding (assuming you do).
And I had been trying to tone it down and keep it safe. Am I really that strange to people? Calling therapist...

new shoes & new grapes

The new Grapes of Rad podcast is up where they talk about seeing The Room last week. This is gonna be good!! They start talking about it right about minute 25 if you absolutely can't wait to hear them rip into it. I think they've only recently discovered Zach Galifianakis because they're excited about him as I was when I found him. Good on you boys.

Also, my latest eBay score came today, saving what was a borderline bad day and neatly turning it right around. I had to take a picture of them mainly for Ryan's sake. If you feel like being jealous that's okay too.

Ooh and Pinky Links wrote about me and Jona and Steven! They're so nice!

neil hamburger & craigslist adventures

I never go on myspace anymore but for some reason I clicked on something and it took me to myspace and there was video of Lance Armstrong's beady heartless life-sized eyes LOOKING and MOVING and BLINKING. I am really done with myspace now.

I found these clips of Neil Hamburger on Tim & Eric's Awesome Show Great Job! and I love them so so much.

Gregg and Simone and JP and I all like to send each other disturbing non-traditional craigslist personals. Enjoy/be traumatized at your own risk.

ryan stories of the day

Things Ryan Emailed Me Today, Part XXVIXI:

"I sometimes do a similar, though much more passive stunt, involving jukeboxes. For example, last weekend Jon and I were in Des Moines for his cousin's wedding, which was hella fun and shit. One night we got to go out to this dive bar, well, dive by Iowa standards, if that means anything to you. We had a lot of fun and the people watching was prime...but there were still a bunch of dudes and assholes unified in the classic rock (which I like) block on the jukebox. My stunt: I take ten dollars, and pick 25 songs that are so not going to please the crowd. I didn't get to hear my whole set but right after Black Sabbath and Sammy Haggard came AC/DC's "You Want Blood" with everyone rocking with their hands in the air until my B-52s, Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette (sp?), Erasure, etc., set took the air out of the room. And I don't pick the favorites, I pick the ones that are totally unfamiliar so even if you like the artist (which they didn't seem to) you wouldn't like/know the song. People did not seem pleased. OR, you can also keep picking the same annoying song over and over and over. I did this once in New York with "Sunglasses at Night" which people liked but for a moment. Then, no more likey."

"I saw a shirt that said, "It won't suck itself," which was gross AND true. "It won't suck itself," I thought to myself. You, or your shirt rather, is correct Sir. "

"I told Jon that this week all the MJ dirt will come out. Now that we've all gotten over the shock, I hope we start hearing some more creepy shit about his life. Why do I love it so? Debbie Rowe, MJ's second wife, says that MJ's kids are not biologically his. REALLY? Duh. They're so not black. But I like that she can admit that now. Poor kids. I hope they can finally live their lives sans feathered Marti Gras masks.

I've been making the following MJ jokes to friends, some of whom think they are funny:

"Now, where will Michael's children get their Jesus juice?"
"How will the sculptor of bronze-cast children support himself?" (MJ had lots of children cast in bronze for his sculpture garden...sadly, not real children.)
"Who's going to get all those delicate, bejeweled blouses?"
"Will the stigma of collecting Shirley Temple memorabilia still be creepy?"
"Budding child stars can't molest themselves, can they?"

Please feel free to add on."

the christian agnostic

I found this article by David Dark, Insert Soul Here. I appreciate him so much. It almost scares me how much he is able to say the things I've been thinking, but says them much better, and I'm so glad he's getting other people thinking too. And incidentally the article after his is an interview with Dave Bazan.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

about me

I cry at episodes of Say Yes To The Dress and at infant baptisms, and I can't get enough of this video (especially the guy with the halter top and banana clip).

Tonight my lover-ly friend Edna had a spa baby shower (for her 5th baby!) and we had pedicures and massages and sang karaoke. I sang Baby Got Back with Sheree and I don't mean to brag but...we did not need the teleprompter at all, that's right. Then I sang I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men and all I have to say about that is, I can clear a room.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I found this amazing site dedicated to stories and pictures of London. And here's an optical illusion that about made me seize.

Lolly is so mad at me right now for making her the sandwich she asked for. I'm not caving and giving her ice cream like she's asking for and she's been throwing a tantrum for about 3 hours now. Stand. Strong.

Friday, June 26, 2009

death pool

The Grapes of Rad and have a Death Pool game that sounds horribly morbidly awesome and I want to play! It's like fantasy baseball but for dying. (Nobody who had been playing saw Farrah or Michael coming. Well I guess they had to have seen Farrah coming. I have to read the rules again.)


My friend Sue said this today and I thought it was the most lovely and gracious thing I've heard in a little while.

"I am more interested in truth that being right. I find that the older I get the less certain I am about almost everything."

reaction shots of "the room"

The Grapes of Rad came over last night to watch The Room.

Join Aaron & Ben as they journey through the 7 stages of grief over this bastardization of cinema.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

$55? why not some tube socks or a coke can.

I tweeted this and facebooked it and still feel I haven't spread its gospel sufficiently so it's going here.

And this is totally NSFW OR kids: using your bellybutton as an anus for a tattoo. Make sure your boss or any kids are NOT around. Okay now you can click on it. Enjoy responsibly.

i want this southwest flight attendant to be my friend

Monday, June 22, 2009

help! it's beth moore, the cheese queen

Oh my.

More (Moore! haha) on Beth Moore (well, like two sentences more) here.

holy blog hits, batman

Both Beliefnet and the Stuff Christians Like twitter linked to me within the past 24 hours and as a result my blog has gotten hit like the ill-fated town of Nagasaki. (Nobody commenting at Beliefnet seems to really like my blog, but what are you gonna do.)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

father's day dinner

(he had to eat the corn lopsided due to a loose tooth)

(she tries my fried chicken)

(thumbs up)

(then she tries my mashed potato bake)


(but she's excited about banana pudding)

(drawing of her and daddy at the park "with his tie blowing in the wind")

more mark driscoll

Omg. Here's a story someone just sent me a link to.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

this is going on my resume

I'm nominated by someone for Evangelical Pussy Wuss of the Month!

stuff christians like vs. stuff christian culture likes. the gloves are off!

Every few days I get a comment on my christian culture blog that says something like this one I just got on my first entry about Day-Timers:

"Someone was doing this before you, and doing it way better. Sorry, this blog seems like a big ripoff, especially since the other one has a major book deal on the way."

It hurts my feelers, as much as I wish it didn't. People say "oh whatever" and "f the haters" and I can't do that very well, at least not anymore, part of that is an inconvenient byproduct of being in therapy and not turning off your feelings anymore but paying attention to them and crap. It's kinda funny that these people don't see that at the top of the blog I link to both the first Stuff Christians Like and also Stuff White People Like but I can see how it would be easy to miss. I got the idea for the christian culture blog after reading the Stuff White People Like book last summer and I didn't know about the SCL blog until I google image searched side hugs for my side hug entry and found a picture on his site. Nobody has to believe that, I realize, and I want to be fine with that (as therapist would say) but since I'm not that's my pride f'ing with me (as Marcellus Wallace would say). When I found that guy's site (his name is Jon) I emailed him and told him I wanted to acknowledge him as the first and he was very gracious about it.

Anyway, here's a sweet email Jon from SCL sent me a few weeks ago, I thought I'd post it here for whatever reason.

From: Jonathan Acuff
To: Stephanie Drury
Date: May 22, 2009
Subject: Jon from Stuff Christians Like


This is Jon from Stuff Christians Like. Hopefully you never get hateful emails from people about who started the stuff Christians like concept first. I got a really hateful email from a Christian halfway around the world today about how I was evilly ripping off Stuff White People Like. And after I read it, I thought, "I need to send an email to Stephy and make sure she knows we're cool." So that's all I wanted to say today, you and I are cool. I'm glad you've kept at your site and are continuing to share your writing talent with your readers. Christianity and life and God are much too big for just one take on the whole thing and I'm pumped that you've added your voice to the conversation.

Have a great weekend

Jon Acuff

I wrote him this back.

Hey Jon!

Thanks for writing me! Yeah, you totally had the idea first, and I get emails sometimes telling me that I'm ripping you off. So, thanks for emailing and saying all that, I think we're onto something good, which is to point out that Jesus and his Church (big C) aren't what the current culture emphasizes oftentimes. I'm a fan of your site!

And, HOW ANNOYING IS THE SMOKIN HOTT WIFE THING?! I love that you write about it too!


So, for whatever that's worth. I'm just glad for that Jon guy and how nice he is. It's so nice to find people like him in a cold and desolate cyberspace (as Supergrass would say).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

add 17 things to the first 101

The first 101 things were sorta yawn so some...people (unnamed at their request) came up with some new ones to add. But I'm not brave enough to bold the ones I've done so I'll just do it in my head. You do it too!

Have you ever:

1. Warned incoming public restroom users that someone stunk up the bathroom when it was in fact yourself
2. Sat in a bus seat reserved for old people
3. Tried dog food
4. Watched neighbors through binoculars
5. Talked animatedly and profanely at the TV
6. Purposely antagonized another driver
7. Accepted a marijuana cookie from a stranger in an elevator
8. Pooped pants in the last year
9. Cleaned ear with a key
10. Worn a toe ring
11. Sharted at work
12. Picked teeth with fingernail clipping
13. Didn't know when to use there, they're, their
14. Burped your first and last name
15. Gotten swamp ass
16. Given head at church camp
17. Voted for George Bush (either one)

Today I went to the zoo and tomorrow I'm going again. It is my opinon that the zoo smell is the big downside to what I'm told is the otherwise cultured and decent activity of zoo-going. Other than the smell it's totally fun. Right? It's so super cute to watch kids get excited about the animals. My favorites I saw today were the cornsnake and the fruit bats. CORNSNAKE! WHY DO THEY CALL IT THAT? That name is so funny! And also...FRUIT BAT. Carrie found time in her busy schedule to make me this thoughtful picture in Paint. Aww Carrie!

Simone guessed correctly when she ventured I'd want to see this: "I thought you would like this review of this documentary airing in Australia called "The Perfect Vagina". SBS is the hub for foreign films, artsy stuff and weird documentaries. It's great and it's government funded!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

every soldier's battle

My quest for peace and reconciliation is not being helped by those pictures everywhere of Kate Gosselin hitting her daughter. They totally make me cry. I shoulda brought that up in therapy this morning but as it was, we had more than enough to talk about, AS USUAL.

Smooth segue! The Grapes of Rad were talking about Harry Connick Jr. and the phase everyone seemed to have with him at one point. I had completely forgotten about mine and then it all came rushing back. Did anyone else listen to that song "We Are In Love" and turn it way up at the end and listen to him sing really low "indubitably we are"? I died for that moment. When he married Jill I was so sad. I was like, 17. (P.S. I love the Grapes. Love love love the Grapes.)

Some people are supporting the troops so hard that they are taking donations so they won't be masturbating in Iraq. Ch-ch-ch-check it out!

Monday, June 15, 2009

quotes made by carrie & david during a horrible movie

"Employee of the Month" starring Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook came on last night.

Me: I love that we’re watching this!

Carrie: It’s so unengaging.

David: I like their clubhouse. I’m rooting for Dax, I have to say. Are we supposed to root for Dane Cook in this?

Carrie: I don’t know if I can do it.

Carrie: I think Canadians made this movie.

Carrie: (about Dane Cook) What’s the opposite of laughing?

Carrie: Can you imagine paying to see this in the theater?

Friday, June 12, 2009

hilarious email from ryan of the day. i mean, hilarious email of the day from ryan

This just in from Ryan
I was thinking of killing my MySpace account because I never use it. I went back today to see if there were any blogs worth salvaging. It was so embarrassing to read some of them. It was like I found a picture of myself wearing pleated jeans. Moving forward, Lenore [the secretary] is wearing this long-beaded necklace today. I saw her walking by a moment ago and the necklace was sort of wrapped around her low-hanging breasts, framing them. It looked like they were on a swing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

deez grapes

I really can't get enough Grapes of Rad. It's passed even my love for Adam Carolla's podcast and the Scott Mills Daily. I'm going backwards through all of them. I think I'm on #27 now. I'll be sad when there are no more archives I've not heard and I'll actually have to wait every week for them to get made.

There comes a special time in a young lady's life when you want to find out what people Google to get to your blog. My stats counter thing says that what most people google to get to this blog is the term "MAC Ruby Woo." But what gets the most people to my Christian culture blog are these exact phrases:

Is it bad for Christians to wank?

Quilted bible covers

“side hugs”

Mens frosted tips

Should Christians listen to coldplay

Christian teachings with free powerpoints and stuff

Can Christians dry sex?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

mark driscoll...yeah

Really interesting blog post about Mark Driscoll right here.

new video by the hot rats

A video from the new Supergrass side project (it's just Danny & Gaz) called The Hot Rats (after the Zappa album). Cover of Gang of Four's "Damaged Goods." It makes my heart pound.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

dave matthews bandwidth

Killorn's facebook status yesterday was

Killorn is looking for awesome wireless network name suggestions, as she has
decided to retire "Welcome to the Bunghole". GO.
Then David then came up with all these.

Get Your Own Internet
Pedophile Junction
Thanks For Your Credit Card Info
Close Your Blinds, Fatty
Meth Lab Rookie
Where's Grandma?
One Hand Free To Drive My Van
Foster Home For Dogs With IBS
The Mexican Cartel Will Never Find Me Here
Queef Artiste
Yogurt On My Curtains
Off The Sewer Grid
Proudly Canadian
Dave Matthews Bandwidth
I Don't Remember Eating Corn
Back Tattoos And Yeast
Mama Grape
Freelance Kidney Finder
Knocking On Doors For Jesus!

She ended up naming it David Drury's House of Internet.

Monday, June 8, 2009

i got your personality test right here

I took this personality test called the “5 factor model” after Grapes of Rad talked about it. I love taking personality tests even though I usually get my feelers hurt when they tell me how selfish and retarded I am. It's available in both long and short versions here. (My favorite disclaimers: Computer experts have been unable to identify the software or hardware malfunctions that sometimes prevent successful scoring and feedback. Spending 30-40 minutes answering 300 questions but getting no feedback can leave you angry and frustrated. To access the test, you must indicate that you understand that taking the test does not guarantee receiving results.) I took the short version but I'll take the long version when I have the time, which I guess means I'll never take it. Too bad cause I could tweak my answers this time to make myself look awesome.

So it measures you in percentile and the areas where I scored in the extreme (xtreme scoring! monster truck rally!) arrrrrrrre...

Excitement-seeking: 97th percentile
Sympathy: 91st percentile
Morality: 1st percentile (what is that!?)
Cooperation: 1st percentile
Achievement-striving: 3rd percentile

This test says I'm more excitement-seeking and more sympathetic than most other people, and I have lower morality, cooperation, and desire to achieve than most people. Wow! I am going to have a think about this morality thing.

Something TheRapist says is that the first step towards mental health is being willing to accept how others see you. Interesting, huh. I should have David take this for me and see what it says. I bet it's way more accurate when whoever knows you best evaluates you cause think of all the areas in yourself you don't want to see.

Obligatory facts about this test here:
John A. Johnson wrote descriptions of the five domains and thirty subdomains. These descriptions are based on an extensive reading of the scientific literature on personality measurement. Although Dr. Johnson would like to be acknowledged as the author of these materials if they are reproduced, he has placed them in the public domain.

Stephy's results:


EXTRAVERSION...............92nd percentile

..Friendliness.............85th percentile

..Gregariousness...........83rd percentile

..Assertiveness............57th percentile

..Activity Level...........73rd percentile

..Excitement-Seeking.......97th percentile

..Cheerfulness.............80th percentile

Your score on Extraversion is high, indicating you are sociable, outgoing, energetic, and lively. You prefer to be around people much of the time.


AGREEABLENESS..............15th percentile

..Trust....................67th percentile

..Morality.................1 * percentile

..Altruism.................66th percentile

..Cooperation..............1 * percentile

..Modesty..................21st percentile

..Sympathy.................91st percentile


CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........12th percentile

..Self-Efficacy............9th percentile

..Orderliness..............36th percentile

..Dutifulness..............19th percentile

..Achievement-Striving.....3rd percentile

..Self-Discipline..........54th percentile

..Cautiousness.............12th percentile

Your score on Conscientiousness is low, indicating you like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized.


NEUROTICISM................73rd percentile

..Anxiety..................76th percentile

..Anger....................76th percentile

..Depression...............76th percentile

..Self-Consciousness.......14th percentile

..Immoderation.............80th percentile

..Vulnerability............71st percentile

Your score on Neuroticism is high, indicating that you are easily upset, even by what most people consider the normal demands of living. People consider you to be sensitive and emotional.

Openness to Experience

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....74th percentile

..Imagination..............83rd percentile

..Artistic Interests.......39th percentile

..Emotionality.............81st percentile

..Adventurousness..........41st percentile

..Intellect................57th percentile

..Liberalism...............86th percentile

Your score on Openness to Experience is high, indicating you enjoy novelty, variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative, and creative.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

mock yeah ing yeah bird yeah

Well I'll be dog, I won Grapes of Rad's photo contest. I don't really win things, I won my 8th grade talent show for playing piano (Solfegietto by C.P.E. Bach, I remember cause it was a mouthful) and then the winning stopped. Maybe this is my resurgence. I'm resurgent like Mark Driscoll. Just kidding. I hope not.

I just love that a judge would even have to make a ruling that a consumer would know that crunchberries are not real.

Clip number one for your excellent enjoyment! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 'Dancing in the Street'

Clip number two. Beach Boys 'I Can Hear Music'

One of my happiest memories is when my sister visited me at college and we both slept in my dorm bed and we woke up and without getting out of bed called people and sang Mockingbird on about twelve people's answering machines. She would sing "bird" exactly like Jim Carrey did and it still kills me.

Tonight I finished reading A Clockwork Orange with the last chapter they initially cut out and I finally know how it was supposed to end. That movie and the book get a bad rap, at least I didn't know what it's really about, I just knew that the movie is super freaky but the book reminded me of Brave New World and A Great Divorce. Now I want chai cause he keeps talking about 'hot milky chai' and I've been thinking in nadsat, I want to call my hands rookers and my brain my rassadoorock and eggs eggiwegg and all that. Your Humble Narrator thinks eggiwegg might stick actually. A real horrorshow slovo. O my brothers.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

101 things.

I like doing this stuff and I have a desk job so stuff like this takes priority. Let's invent one maybe grosser and more random, though...Ryan? Carrie? Simone? Jona? Davy? I know you can do it.

To participate, just copy and paste in your own blog, and bold all of the things you have done.

1. Started your own blog (doy)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight in your underwear
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Ran a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (only if teaching piano lessons counts)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
101. Learned to play an instrument

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

we get stacks and stacks of letters. letterrrrs!

Here are just a tiny few of the emails that have gotten me through the past few days.

From Mona:
Last night I watched some Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. I'd never seen it before and it put me in a state of trash-TV paralysis! Why doesn't she get her jugs fixed?? They are so horrifying. In one episode her cleavage resembled a butthole! Still, she seems like a very nice person. I watched one and a half episodes and then switched to the Obama in the White House special so I wouldn't have nightmares.
Ryan and I wondered, what if there were a sequel to The Room?
I can't think anything would top The Room. What would happen if The Room II: Getting Roomier (working title) had a budget? I think to preserve Tommy's naive genius he has to maintain total creative control. I dreamt that I wrote an action-adventure movie script and presented it to Tommy Wiseau. He said he liked the story but would only agree to be a part of it if I allowed him to act and direct it. I quickly agreed and said I'd also like him to edit the script anyway he pleased. Secretly, I just wanted to see Tommy in fatigues firing a machine gun into a jungle (with a cigar in his mouth) before he delivered a line like, "The jungle is no place for a women!" I'm sure we could develop something.
Then Mona and I talked about a possible The Room sequel too:
I can see it right now, crisp as a wafer. The Room II: Hospital on Guerrerro Street. He wakes up in the hospital!! After being in a coma for 2 weeks, of course. Just enough time for Lisa, Mark and Denny to tear each other to shreds over his possible demise. It will be "Johnny's my best friend" to the nth degree as they reminisce about how great he was, PLUS this opens up the possibility for a love triangle between Lisa Mark and Denny! I dunno, too obvious? Or too obvious in a PERFECT way..
More from Ryan:
I think Showgirls is so so so amazing. I will watch it alone and just laugh to myself, which I'm sure is both creepy and strange of me. Elizabeth Berkeley is so entertaining and the dialogue makes me roll my eyes. But I have to say, as a screenplay, the story is not that bad. I think I watch it tonight. [Me to Ryan: I love especially when she's eating a hamburger in the back of that guy's car. The way she bites into that burger just kills me!]
I start work today. Am debating whether it's too soon to call in sick.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

camel toads

Click to make it bigger (thatswhatshesaid)

grapes of rad

Oh, and one of my favorite podcasts mentioned my christian culture blog! They were one of my favorites even before they mentioned me, but now they're EXTRA my favorite. It turns out I met one of the Grapes of Rad guys (Aaron) at the Dave Bazan house show (and by met I mean that David talked to him). It was that show where someone asked Bazan "Where do you go when you close your eyes?" which delighted/frightened me and I wrote about it on here. Thankfully that guy wasn't Aaron. But I didn't know at the time he did that podcast and he didn't know at the time that I do the christian culture blog, but now we know, and I heart that podcast, man. Fresh beats and hilarity and amazing links and no pretention. Yay!

And Aaron (or was it Ben?) took this picture in the Wallingford QFC and it blinds me with its brilliance. I love this so much.

Okay so I get my mention here on episode #35, right at the 53 minute mark. This could be the start or something beautiful, or more likely, the rapid decline of my christian blog into oblivion and apathy. Let's close in prayer.

weekend rehash

I'm still recovering from Portland. Was gut. The weekend was bursting with fruit flavor, and fun times and nice people and pretty sunshine. I want to go back and live it over! We went to a carnival thingy and rode rides, and went to Voodoo Donut and then a Peruvian restaurant with Craig & Shari and some brewery place that was too Portland-esque for words (though non-McMenamins, curiously) and walked to Hawthorne with Peter & Christina and saw Up in 3D and I cried so much my shirt was all wet by the end of the movie. I'm not used to having my expectations met at the movies, and Up exceeded them. Does that mean it was good, or that I should keep on keeping my expectations nice and low? Portland pics forthcoming once I get the energy.

Okay, if you haven’t seen The Room then ignore this paragraph but I have to get this out: Neil Hamburger is going to open up for The Room screenings in NYC! And, last night Simone told me about how Tim & Eric had dinner with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on Sunday. Here's the picture Tim posted on his twitter. My brain made zzt zzt zzt noises when I saw it! Oh, and The Room is being screened in Portland on August 15. We've been trying to get it screened here forever. Seattle's next, please baby Jesus.

Oh! Here's a montage of Tommy Wiseau laughing clips!

I get this song stuck in my head more than any other so I finally looked it up and watched it like nine times. Okay, three.

More fun links! I can't stop! KISS shreds

I love me some Bruno and I love how Eminem reacted. I choose to believe he wasn't in on it.

I choose to believe Bruno wouldn't compromise Eminem's reaction by letting him be in on it. I also choose to believe Eminem couldn't act like such a dick on purpose, that has to come from the heart. I also believe the children are our future.

In closing, fun quote of the day from Mona:

"I don't understand rompers, I really don't. How are you supposed to go to the bathroom? You have to take off the whole thing to take a dump."