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25 April 2007

let there be CAKE!


...and on the 25th day of april, skater jon was born and he said 'let there be cake!'... and behold! there was cake!

as coincidence would have it, my roommate's birthday has fallen on the first day of cake and per his request i've pushed back the schedule of events to construct his favorite... the classic yellow moist supreme covered in rich and creamy triple chocolate fudge chip frosting! um... yum?

posted by paul at Wed 25 Apr 2007 at 16:57:38 EST (-05:00) | comments (0)

19 April 2007

the day of cake

wednesday is now the day of cake. each wednesday, provided i have access to a kitchen and the requisite equipment, i will bake a cake and post pictures of said cake here. i take requests but priority will be given to those who will actually be consuming the cake. with apologies, i cannot ship cakes but i could be convinced to deliver cakes if there were some tasty dinner waiting for me at the delivery address.

schedule of events:

25 april 2007: carrot cake [*]
02 may 2007: lemon cake
09 may 2007: tres leches cake [* #]

* by request
# cake construction dependent on location status

posted by paul at Thu 19 Apr 2007 at 04:32:19 EST (-05:00) | comments (2)

17 April 2007

those which are... are simply not.

i wish i could save away this feeling in a tiny glass vial that i would store in a secret place, perhaps on a cluttered shelf if i happened to have a cluttered shelf (the highest shelf and behind the clutter of course), and struggle to find upon remembering how so important and so intense and so explosive are the contents. i just finished watching a movie which made me remember that most of our problems are so trivial. those which seem overwhelming are not. those which cause worries should not. those which are... are simply not. so often i become burdened with the surface and forget the deepest. family. friends. love. happiness. i'm still struggling to find some of the deepest, but the feeling which unfortunately i was not able to capture in a glass vial and which now slowly seeps from me has helped. i think i was able to press just a bit of it into this rice papery page and i'll try my best not to forget.

i know two people who slay. josh and emily. they slay. last weekend i went to montreal for the c.o.m.a.4 electro noise festival and had a blast with terretron and a furry hood coat (what?! with thanks to kate) and an out of body experience with terrorfakt, a sledgehammer, and a bottle of red wine which emily bought for me. and i stayed in their hotel room and they were above.level.destruction. saw deftly, angela, andy, kyle, and ian, the most vicious person on this planet, although bri3n may rival his viciousness. met sonya and squid and kate who all inflict heavy damage. was crushed by cakebuilder and iszoloscope and so many others. and erika with a k, les misfits, should most certainly quit talking and turn around. i wish jen's feet hadn't been hurting her so badly and that alcohol had been able. the haze in ilhan's eyes when i turned around and saw him during terrorfakt and deftly's grinder and the few words with bri3n after the set. amazing.

tactical sekt. [avi video. 15mb.]

tactical sekt. [avi video. 10mb.]

josh is hard. [avi video. 9mb.]

cakebuilder. [avi video. 21mb.]

perfection plastic. [avi video. 13mb.]

most pics didn't come out, unfortunately. these were salvageable.

today i stood in boston's kenmore square for four hours watching and cheering on the runners of the 111th boston marathon. much of the feeling i had in new york came back in a flood. and the looks on the runner's faces as they approached the final mile. they trained for months for this one day and i'm certain this one day made all of those months utterly worthwhile. the day is gigantic and i can't recommend enough experiencing a similar one on either side of the barriers. something which operates on one of those deep levels happens on these days... something which knows nothing of the surface and only of the core... and these are the things which are most important.

runners through kenmore square. fenway park in the background. [avi video. 32mb.]

you don't need to tell me about sentence fragments. i already know. i designed them that way.

posted by paul at Tue 17 Apr 2007 at 02:53:49 EST (-05:00) | comments (0)

05 April 2007

tempus perditur

zero five april

two years ago i departed the united states of america.

one year ago i returned to the united states of america.

i've been back in boston for 0.863 years. it's hard to believe.

tempus perditur.

posted by paul at Thu 05 Apr 2007 at 16:38:59 EST (-05:00) | comments (0)

04 April 2007

twelve days


it's currently snowing in boston.

posted by paul at Wed 04 Apr 2007 at 14:44:07 EST (-05:00) | comments (0)

02 April 2007

which may be executed

in one month and with luck, for.great.justice will be reassembled and ready to ride. with the turn of the weather, i am missing the road. i have a plan inside of me which may be executed if i'm not yet working by may. while resources run low, my idleness has infused me with an insanity which can only be cured by removing the idleness.

in five days i will perform onstage with terretron at c.o.m.a.4 in montreal, quebec, canada. international. i'll be in montreal 06 april through 08 april.

in two days justice's modified engine cover should arrive.

yesterday i ran three miles.

six days ago i sent the engine cover to a machinist to be modified such that i'll be able to access the stator without removing the entire engine if it should fail in the future.

nine days ago josh and i deconstructed for.great.justice and succeeded in removing the engine cover to access the failed stator.

mission status in completeness:

. heal the broken stator in for.great.justice: 45%
. establish an intimate relationship with red wine: 5% [latest acquisition]
. transfer forty.five minutes of sound from my head to my computer: 25%
. find my bicycle and celebrate with a midnight ride: 10%
. cook a delicious meal for ten people: 5%
. qualify for the 2008 boston marathon: 0.1%

posted by paul at Mon 02 Apr 2007 at 19:34:44 EST (-05:00) | comments (0)