Tea for the Bloggerman

January 20, 2009, 10:56 pm
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Two buttons that I brought with me to the computer lab in the BEH Hall at UNLV on this glorious inauguration day, one being a Obama ’08 campaign button provided by Moveon.org and the other being an authentic “Kennedy for President” button from the 60s. I held both of these tightly in my hands while Obama was being sworn in and I pressed the Kennedy pin softly to my lips during Obama’s speech.

My little viewing station for the big day. I believe the moment I captured on the screen was from Rick Warren’s sermon.

May we all have a joyous eight years, eight years of togetherness, of shared burden and shared reward. There’s a lot of work to be done, reversing the past eight years. “We are the people we’ve been waiting for,” Obama once said. Let’s roll.


That’s Alotta Bowie
September 23, 2008, 9:02 pm
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After an extremely shitty day today, one of the few things that made me smile was a text message I received from a coworker. It reads thusly:

“The funniest thing just happened…I heard these girls at school talking about the bookstore and how the hot guy that works there played bowie for them”

I don’t know who this mysterious guy must be, but he sure does have good taste.

This brings me to my next point. A few nights ago I was bored so I decided to lay out all of my Bowie-related objects and take a picture of it. What possessed me to do this I have no idea, but the result was fantastic. Here is a nice bird’s eye view of my continually-growing Bowie collection:

LPs: Ziggy Stardust, Pin-Ups, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Let’s Dance, Labyrinth, Golden Years compliation, Live Santa Monica ’72

CDs: Fame ’90 single, Ziggy Stardust, Pin-Ups, Sound + Vision I, II, III, and Plus, Black Tie White Noise, 1. Outside, Singles Collection, Low, Heathen, Best of Bowie, Best of David Bowie 1980/1987, Reality

DVDs: Labyrinth, The Prestige

Books: The Complete David Bowie

Not included in the photo: David Bowie Anthology Songbook, Man Who Sold the World t-shirt