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Music- the ups and the downs

Ups:Hugo and I went to Ozzie’s last night with Stephen, Eliot, Julie and Daniel. This was the first time I had been. Guess what they have at Ozzies…. If you guessed Karaoke 7 nights a week, and double karaoke (upstairs and downstairs) every Friday and Saturday, then you would be correct. Welcome to the Jungle…

Latior est melior

Welcome to my newly widened blog. This will give me the freedom to post larger image and wastes less space on either side of the screen. With my new monitor, I know I am out of the mainstream as far as pixels go. For those of you reading on a 1024-pixel display, how does it…

Walking down stairs

I used to think that only old people and small children fell down. Last Monday at the Demetri Martin show, I proved myself wrong. I was with Jennifer and Brian. We had just taken our seats in the balcony, and I needed to visit the bathroom before the show started. Let’s talk about stairs. Walking…

Killing ur d00ds

If it weren’t tough enough to watch Texas get burned by the Kansas State Wildcats, for some reason I could not get this image out of my head. Thanks to the magic of paint, now it can be stuck in your head too. You have to give Kansas State credit. They played as smart and…

The Faint

On Saturday, December 2, I am going to see The Faint at The Showbox, which happens to be two blocks from my apartment. You should come. Buy your tickets today. Photo courtesy of Kayla. She took this sweet shot of The Faint playing at Stubbs back in the Summer of ’05. Sage Kitamorn

Speech recognition

I am writing this blog post using voice recognition in Windows Vista and Microsoft Office Word 2007. I briefly trained the computer to recognize my voice using the well-designed voice tutorial and training wizard. My intention is to publish this entire post without touching my keyboard or mouse. I am still getting the hang of…

Who the heck is Chen Kaige?

MyHeritage.com has some neat facial recognition technology, which is exhibited in this tempting little celebrity look-alike app. I’d like to see this kind of stuff used to recognize my friends in my own pictures to expedite tagging on Flickr and in Vista. Chen Kaige (Simplified Chinese: 陈凯歌; Traditional Chinese: 陳凱歌; pinyin: ChénKǎigē; Wade-Giles: Ch’en K’ai-ko)…

Give 2007

Inspired by Erin’s post on this topic, encouraged by Jackie, for the betterment of humanity, and partly as a hedge the subject matter of my next post, here’s a rundown of my charitable contributions for next year. American Civil Liberties Union – This is my most passionate cause. The free exchange of information is the…

Undirected update

Here’s some unsorted noise: Tonight I sang Strawberry Fields Forever to a nearly-empty Irish Emigrant. What happened to this place? It used to be so packed. Strawberry Fields Forever modulates downward on the word “down”. I couldn’t actually remember how the song went until I got on stage and heard the first few strains of…

Metronatural?

The new official tourism slogan of Seattle is “Metronatural“. No, I’m not kidding. Even jokingly, I don’t think I could come up with something this lame. Apparently, if I could, I would be $200,000 richer. This is the product of too many years of encouraging people to think outside the box. Furthermore, embracing something simply…

Long words

OK, three posts in one day is excessive. I’m sorry. But listening to Welcome to the Jungle (after writing the Slim Fast post), I was reminded for the second time today of something I relally like. Sometimes in a song there is a word, one word that really stands out. It usually has to do…

Voting Records

What do you care about when you vote? One of my most important issues is civil liberties. This handy site recaps the voting records of all of our senators and representatives on key pieces of legislation relating to civil liberties. Thanks digg for the link. My Senators are: Maria Cantwell, Democrat incumbent, upfor re-election this…

You got a hunger for what you see

Monday, I concocted the most amusing breakfast. Let me tell you about it. If you were to open my cereal cupboard, as I did Monday morning, you would find: Kashi Go LeanO Organics Oat Bran FlakesNorthern Gold Raspberry & Blueberry GranolaNorthern Gold Raspberry & Blueberry Granola (backup box)Cinnamon Toast Crunch I like the healthy stuff,…

Orange and White

The perfect accompaniment to watching a Texas game is some kind of orange food. Preferably, orange and white. Last Saturday, for the occasion of the the Texas p0wnage of OU, early arrivers were treated with peach yogurt parfaits. These are extremely easy to make. I used- Vanilla Yogurt Granola, homemade 🙂Peaches, prepared with brown sugar…

Acting in Self Defense

If you encountered the horrible traffic coming down to my place yesterday, here’s why [link]: SEATTLE – A man who was assaulted by a stranger in front of Westlake Center in Seattle pulled out a gun and shot his attacker once, killing him. And lesson here? Don’t try to beat up a stranger. They can…

Iraq: Saudi Arabia’s Mexico?

According to this CNN article, Saudi Arabia is planning to “build a fence along its entire 560-mile (900-kilometer) border with Iraq to prevent terrorists from entering the kingdom from the chaotic north.” Seriously, a fence? Did anyone think that a fence between the US and Mexico would actually work to keep out Mexican immigrants, who,…

A rhyme for Amanda

Sage: i hate folding laundrySage: it is the only chore i really abhorAmanda: yay rhymingSage: i’d rather be mopping, or maybe go shoppingSage: vacuum my carpet and …Amanda: wonderfulSage: and…Sage: then roll around on that same carpetAmanda: bahahaSage: wipe down the counter and maybe encounter a germ or spot or stainSage: then spray them with…

Don’t Stop Me Now

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen is my new favorite song. I first heard it on the Queen Greatest Hits CD that my parents got me, but it somehow slipped under my radar, or it went unnoticed among the other songs. Last Friday, I was listening to my Killer Queeen Radio station on Pandora, and…

I Love to Read

Books I am reading nowRon Suskind – The One Percent Doctrine Whereas previously, I only hypothesized that the President routinely eschewed reason and made decisions based on pre-concieved ideology, now I have some substantiation. Vladimir Nabokov – LolitaGautam was right. “You want to lick the words right off of the page.” Nabokov is an absolute…

Hello again everyone

OK, sorry for the delay. That was a pretty crazy summer. It all started in May when Kayla flew up to Seattle from Austin to visit for a long Memorial Day weekend. Then begun the Summer of Brette. In the middle was a visit from Mom and Dad. All together, there wasn’t much blogging to…

Plotting myself

I generally avoid putting test results on my blog, but this one has pretty graphs. Plus, this test has great questions like, “It should be legal for two consenting adults to challenge each other to a duel and fight a Death Match.” and “It bugs me when somebody names their child something like ‘Sunshine’ or…

We ACHE!!! We ACHE!!!

As part of their global plot to sell more milk, the California Milk Processors Board [gotmilk.com] is now claming that milk cures PMS. Well, legally, they claim that it may… help… reduce… the symptoms of… PMS.But don’t take my word for it, travel to the distand land of Brittleactica and listen to the crimson-clad Grand…

That was so much fun

Tonight after Orchestra, I went down to the Irish Emigrant for karaoke night (I know, seriously) with Gautam, Stephen, and Neal. I took the opportunity to let out years and years of pent-up karaoke energy. What I sing? Thanks for asking. Elvis Costello – Alison I got this out of my system while it was…

Second Life

I’ve been reading a lot about this online game Second Life, and I felt compelled to check it out. I have barely scratched the surface of the game world (I haven’t left “Orientation Island”), but I did spend about two hours customizing my avatar. What do you think? Does it look like me? Their character…

Maybe I would be happy if I owned Carnival stock

But as it comes time to do my taxes, I get more and more sensitive about bad spending decisions by our government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency-contracted cruise ships still occupied by emergency staff in New Orleans and Mississippi will be vacated by 7 p.m. today. As of Monday, there were still 1,428 emergency response…

Included in the box!

Why do new ovens come with roasting pans? You know, the two-piece pan with the shallow bottom and drip-through slotted tray top? I was wondering this morning in the shower. This has to be the least-used pan in my kitchen. Why don’t they give you a free cookie sheet? Or 9×13″ rectangular pan? In other…

ie7

In case you haven’t heard, Internet Explorerer 7 Beta 2 Preview is available for download. I’ve been using early builds of IE 7 for about six months now, and it’s hard to go back. Many of the things I like about the new IE are the reasons why I have been a Firefox user since…

Rip a dip dip

I spent the weekend ripping CDs. And eating. I’m not done ripping yet, but I’m pretty far along. I think I’ve ripped in the neighborhood of 160 discs so far, and I have about 30 left. I had ripped many of my CDs before, but they were in a mix of formats, most of them…

Drunk Mushroom Palace

“Based on your drawing and the 10 answers you gave this is a summary of your personality:” [1-10 added by sage for how much I agree … 10= strongly agree, 1 = bullshit] You are sensitive and indecisive at times. [6] You are a freedom lover and a strong person. [8 why are these in…

One year ago today

Tonight after we left the gym, Hugo and I decided to play with the Legos. I brought up the six boxes from the laundry room, and we opened them one by one as we watched the latest episode of Desperate Housewives and The West Wing on our Media Center. As I lifted each set out…

Clean Room!!!1!

This weekend has been quite productive. I am most satisfied with my newly clean room. For as long as I’ve lived here, I have had at least one pile somewhere in my room. Now they’re all gone. Every single one of them. My desk is clean. There are vacuum lines on the carpet. I also…

J-E-L-L

Oh my God these are delicious. Jell-O Pudding Pops, welcome back into my life. After more than a decade puddin’ pop-less agony, the drought is over. Do you remember these? I used to eat them all the time when I was a kid. And then one day, I woke up, and they were gone! Ripped…

The Reality Sets In

This post has nothing to do with this picture. I only put it here so that I could remind myself that nice days exist. This was taken July 5 on the banks of Lake Chelan. We rented a boat and went tubing. It was sweet. And on to the post… I live in Seattle. It…

Vanilla Coke, Lemon Pepsi, Friends episodeds on DVD

Pandora surprised me with a song today. Viva La Persistence from the album Hidden Vagenda by Kimya Dawson. The song is eerily addictive. The lyrics are playfully pointy. It’s got this repetitive vocal rhythm, and a snare drum beat that unexpectedly toggles between syncopation and the down beats. I encourage you to check this song…

Trivia Time

In celebration of the big game tonight, here’s some Texas trivia. There are really two inspirations for this set of questions. The first is a story I read a long time ago about Scott O’Grady, the US pilot that got shot down over Bosnia. When the rescuers needed to validate his identity, and to rule…

What a long, strange trip it’s been

I’m sorry, Jessalee, but this will be the ultimate what i did post. I am trying to get in to some sort of rhythm of writing posts, so I’m not going to let myself get blocked behind a desire to have rich, insightful commentary. So tonight is my last night in Austin. I’ve been here…

Mmmm, goodness

Here you go fans, the inaugural blog post featuring actual content. I am back in Austin for the holidays, and I am continuing my tradition of eating my favorite food and seeing my favorite people. This afternoon, I met up with Amanda and ate at Pok-e-jo’s. We split over to Barnes and Noble and I…

This is the second post

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