Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween AND a Scary NaNoWriMo’s Eve

Posted in Holidays, Writing on 31 October 2008 by jason

First of all, Happy Halloween, all! Be safe, check your candy, and remember that [insert pagan god/goddess here] is the reason for the season!

Also, tomorrow begins NaNoWriMo. I am afraid. Very afraid. I got out a story I wrote that was about 1,700 words and you know what? That’s a LOT of frickin’ words! I’m going to be writing one of those every day!

Good luck to everyone who is participating! Wish me luck. I will keep you updated from my mobile command center/laptop.

jaynova out.

Damn it!

Posted in Holidays, otter on 26 October 2008 by jason

You know the Kent Halloween party the Otter and I’ve planned to go to all year? The one for which I spent $50, plus hours at Goodwill stores looking for the perfect costume? Yeah, that was last night, not next week. So I missed it.

I’m seriously at a loss. Now what? I’ve got a costume that I was excited about, and nowhere to wear it. I am so pissed at myself for not double checking the date. I just assumed that the Hallowen party would be on, you know, maybe Halloween?

Does anyone know of anything going on next week in Akron or Cleveland?

A sneak preview of my Halloween costume…

Posted in Holidays on 23 October 2008 by jason

I went to a Halloween party this weekend, before I got sick. The bad news is that I only remembered to take a few pictures, and it was my mom’s camera, so I didn’t take any great ones (I mean that I’m unfamiliar with the camera, that that it’s a bad camera). I did get one taken of me, in my costume. So here it is.

I hope to have more pics when I do Kent on Halloween.

Movie Review: Meet the Spartans

Posted in Movies on 22 October 2008 by jason

If you gave me the equipment and told me to make the worst movie ever, I would put Meet the Spartans in my DVD player and film the TV.

Sick. Again. Blah.

Posted in Dreams, Rambling on 22 October 2008 by jason

Well, I just got over another one of those colds. You know the ones: you sneeze, your throat’s sore, you hallucinate all night, having visions of NaNoWriMo meetings in warehouses of moving crates while the angle of death, a man with a photocopy of Richard Nixon’s face for a head, chases people around with a chainsaw.

That’s where I was Monday night. Feverish, run-down, and possibly insane. I actually called off work, which is something I never do. I’m feeling better now, though.

I’ve really need some health insurance.


Posted in Haiku a day on 15 October 2008 by jason

Calendars divide
The summer from the autumn;
The weather does not.


Posted in Haiku a day on 15 October 2008 by jason

Patches of turquoise
pierce the silver morning sky
before the rains come.


Posted in Haiku a day on 15 October 2008 by jason

The morning sunrise,
Pink leaves, blanketing the ground–
my morning begins.

Adventures in Tremont

Posted in Books and Literature, Comics, Kucinich, otter on 13 October 2008 by jason

This saturday, the otter and I went to Elyria to visit my brother on his birthday. On our way, we stopped in Tremont, just outside of downtown Cleveland.

This was obviously an economically depressed area. After driving through the projects, we made it to a little neighborhood with little houses packed close together. Across the street was a park where a man was selling The Homeless Grapevine for a dollar (I didn’t buy one…there was a crowd of people engage him in political discussion). All over the park and neighborhood were Obama/Biden signs and various other Democratic signs, including many bright yellow ones with “Dennis!” written in big, friendly, black letters.

We walked to our objective, Visible Voice Books. If you’re ever in the area, you should definitely stop there. They have lots of new books at list price, as well as cheap used books. It seems they also have poetry readings, chess games, and themes presentations (they are celebrating Charles Bukowski right now). Not only that, but there’s a wine bar at the front counter. We spent about 45 minutes there, and I bought Adrian Tomine’s 32 Stories, John Darnielle’s Master Of Reality(To replace the one that was stolen from me), and two gifts for my brother (Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s The Push Man and Other Stories and Shotaro Ishinomori’s Japan, Inc.).

After the book store, we went to a cafe, the name of which escapes me right now. The coffee was a little dark but smooth.

My head…

Posted in Conspiracies, Rambling on 9 October 2008 by jason

…hurts. Again. I woke up with a headache, dry mouth, and general disdain for the morning. This leads me to believe that either:

1) I have sleep apnea, and I’m not breathing in my sleep.
2) I have multiple personalities, and my other personality is getting drunk at night
3) I’m being abducted by aliens every night.

I need more coffee.