a very slight amount of debauchery

thursday was my birthday. i’m not into celebrating things much, so i didn’t really do anything too exciting. for lunch at work i and a couple of co-workers went to double dave’s. it was there i had my first soft drink since april 11th — a coke from the fountain. i had one glass, with ice, then went back to water. after two and a half months, coke tastes really sweet and very carbonated.
after work i went by Texas tattoo emporium to see if byriah was there. he was. (so if you’re looking for byriah dailey from taurian, he is currently working at Texas tattoo emporium on westheimer.) unfortunately, the selection of 2-gauge jewelry was somewhat limited and they didn’t have anything i really wanted. i talked to him about stuff i’d seen online, and he said to send him an email with the link and he’d look at it and let me know if he thought it looked like decent stuff. seeing as i was already there, and not getting my ears stretched, i decided to do something i’ve wanted to for years and years but never could convince myself to actually go through with. here’s photographic evidence:
he pierced with a two-angle technique, and i had him put in a bent barbell. this should allow me to switch to a hoop if i want to in the future (after the piercing heals, which should take 6-8 weeks probably).
from there i went home. later jamie came by and got me and we went to brasil to eat supper. while there, i got to watch a couple right in front of me working their way up the pda ladder — after they both were running their hands on each others’ legs and doing some hip grinding, i was half expecting them to just throw each other on the floor and go at it. but they restrained themselves, and eventually went elsewhere. after that we walked over to poison girl. guess who was at the bar? yep, the couple from brasil. still draped around each other. so i had a few white russians while hanging out in the outdoor area in the back. i hadn’t been to poison girl in a while, but i still <3 it. i guess that was about the extent of my debauchery for my birthday.
wyatt earp: been hitting it awful hard, haven’t ya?
doc holliday: nonsense. i have not yet begun to defile myself.
(from tombstone)
once home i fell into a slumber. i wasn’t sure i was going to make into work the next day (i’d actually asked for the day off since at one point i thought i might be headed to austin that day), but i woke up right before my alarm went off and was not sleepy. part of that was due to the fact that what woke me was an annoying dream involving the hrc (julia). that was kind of a bitter ending to an otherwise fairly pleasant low-key birthday.
kate: aren’t i a good woman to you, doc?
doc: yes, it’s true you are a good woman. then again you may be the antichrist.
(also from tombstone)

14 comments on “a very slight amount of debauchery”

  1. Have you become too busy to blog? I’ve been meaning to ask…what do you think about the new Devo record? I’ve heard good things about it. I heard one song on the radio and thought it sounded pretty strong…

  2. no, i’m definitely not too busy to blog. and i’ve done plenty of things in the last couple of weeks that are interesting or new or whatever, and normally i’d want to write about on here (and maybe now and then i still do want to sit down and write about some stuff); however, i’ve just started to feel like it doesn’t matter and there isn’t really any reason to do it.
    re: new devo album. i’ve had several people be surprised by this, but i haven’t bought it yet. i think i’m kind of scared to, because the last few albums they released back in the day got worse and worse. i’ve heard good things about the new album, but i’m scared i will want it to be good and it’ll suck and i’ll just be further disillusioned by the effect of time on one of my favorite bands.

  3. Well, since your blog is generally the only way I get updates on what you’re up to I hope you’ll keep posting. By the way, I’m home with Caleb the next couple of weeks if you’d want to take a day off of work and come for a visit. Tuesday’s are baby day (matinee screenings) at the Alamo!

  4. Yeah, keep web-logging dude. It’s also my main way (because you almost never respond to email) of keeping up with you, not to mention an important lifeline of Americana when I’m in Taiwan.

  5. ash/linc: sorry, i just don’t feel like it’s doing much of anything for me. even though sometimes i like doing it — i always feel like it’s going to be of more value to me than it ends up being. what’s the point in me writing about where i eat, what books i buy/read, what music i buy/listen to, what i go do and with whom, how i’m feeling, tidbits of stories, when it really doesn’t have any impact or effect? it’d be just as valuable/useful to write in a private journal (which i’ve never done). i guess perhaps i’ve given up on it serving a valid purpose in my life — at some point it felt like a means to an end, then maybe it became an end in itself. or maybe my life just isn’t worth the effort of writing about in this format. maybe someday. even then, i doubt if it’ll be of much interest to anyone else.
    amanda: the piercing seems to be doing alright. not sure it’s completely healed, but it doesn’t appear to be infected or doing anything crazy.

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