Concert Night In Austin!

If you’re wonderin’ where the Azarok crew will be tonight, well, that would be Austin! Tonight I’ll be poundin’ shots of whiskey with my sister Lesli AFTER her band Ms. Led kicks some punk rock butt at Emo’s.

Ladyfest has come to Texas and my sis finally decided she would venture south from Seattle and cross state lines. Should be a rockin’ show if her success in New York, Oregon & California are any indication.

So if by any chance you know somebody, who knows somebody, who might actually be in Austin tonight – SEND THEM TO EMO’s!!!

Ms. Led will hit the outdoor stage at 11:30PM.

Emo’s – Austin
603 Red River
Austin, TX
(512) 477-EMOS

Need a new web host

Good morning dear readers. needs your help. I would like some suggestions for a solid performing webhost. My requirements are as follows:

1. BANDWIDTH. It would be cool to upload more media content and not make the website slow down to a crawl.

2. Storage. If I’m going to post lots of files for you folks I need server space. Currently, the site takes up 300MB+.

3. Affordable. I would like to refrain from going the $50 a month route, but I’m thinkin’ the cheapie host is causing problems with the next category.

4. Reliability. When you say 99% uptime, you better damn well mean it. And tech support should understand the difference between a host file entry and DNS.

Any information would be HUGE. Aside from my hectic schedule, I’ve spent more time fixing the website lately than posting or finishing off updates. (Speaking of which, the gallery is back online, but as you can see not exactly looking great).

Happy Thursday y’all.

Moron of the week

Here’s a late night post because Lord only knows how busy I’ll be tomorrow. Before I recant today’s events a small round of applause as I managed to get all the old entries reloaded. There’s still a bit of reformatting & relinking that needs to be done (a new MT database means all the individual entries have new names), but I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that this is THE LAST TIME I’ll have to reload the database. I’m thinkin’ of adding a new category or at least trying to better arrange existing categories. I’ll leave it to you to decide who was the bigger moron today:

Moron #1 – If there’s one thing Azarok fans know it’s that yours truly ABSOLUTELY cannot tolerate animal abuse. Rest assured if I ever visit the Nashville and stumble upon Chad Crawford I’ll be sure to drop kick his ass. Apparently Chad and his friends thought it would be entertaining to punt somebody’s pet terrier. Way to go Chad, killin’ small animals is the true test of manhood. Schmuck.

Moron #2 – OK, maybe this is my pet peeve, but what is up with people in Dallas talkin’ on their cell phones while they take a crap? This morning I walked into the restroom to wash my hands after scarfing a breakfast croissant and some yummy cini-minis and there’s a guy in full conversation while squeezin’ out some raisinets. Every few seconds he would pause and make a muffled grunt. Not one to pass up an opportunity I stepped into the next stall and flushed the toilet. The guy then tried to cover up for the noise and muttered something about being in a public place. That’s when I banged on his door and said “Hey buddy, you finished yet? The other toilet is backed up.” Heh heh, I’m such a stinker.

UPDATE 11:47PM – After months trying to make it as a dancer in LA you get a call to sub for a friend on the Tonight Show. William Hung needs someone to shake a little tail feather with him. What do you do? What. Do. You. Do? That guy either exudes an extreme amount of confidence or is the textbook example of “Ignorance is Bliss”.

plug me back in please

Feelin’ a little out of the loop. Instead of running down the list of what’s been keeping me away, I’m leaving myself a To Do List:

1. Write three essays for tomorrow’s Psychology class. (Guess I’ll get to that after finishing this blog entry)

2. Import the rest of my old blog entries. (Had to include something about the website)

3. TAXES. (Err… maybe I need to file an extension?)

4. Finish working on two client websites. (Hey, at least those projects are started)

5. Work on my portfolio. (This is an ongoing project for this semester)

6. Scrape up extra cash for a new workstation. (Anyone want to steal my current workstation?)

7. Fix all the scripts broken by my webhost. (Maybe I’ll get the site mods done while I’m here)

8. Catch up on all the blogs I haven’t had a chance to read. (I miss you all I really do)

9. Add 12 more hours to my day because that’s what I need to get caught up.

I need a professional to come in and lay some time management on me. Between work & school I’m not getting anything done… or I could just be procrastinating.

Give me the summer, a shot of Jaeger and a Long Island Ice Tea.

Monday Morning Blog

Type type type… HIGHLIGHT-DELETE. Type type type… BACKSPACE 3x, type.

These are the moments I dread the most. The ones where my brain is in overdrive and yet spitting out anything coherent seems next to impossible. I used to be very good at stream-of-consciousness-there-in-the-moment ramblings, but lately I have fallen short. Hold that thought.

Before I forget I would like to direct you to the website of Ryan “Hardcore” McGee. Recently I nominated him alongside Mr. Perry for Blogger of the Year, but that’s not the point. The point is even more recently Ryan put together a printed collection of his writing which is sure to astound and delight audiences. I’ve mentioned on many occasions the wash of green that comes over me when I read Ryan’s blog. My growing admiration/envy stems from the fact that a lot of what he writes about I can relate to and if my vocabulary graduated past the “See Spot Run” phase then perhaps I would create a similar connection with my readers. Because that’s what great writers do.

You can find out how to purchase his yet-to-be-titled book here. I highly recommend it because I get a percentage of each sale (just kidding). Unlike the infamous Tony Pierce who has daily readership in the thousands, Ryan’s blog hasn’t garnered the attention it deserves.