Self-deprecation is worth its weight in smoldering phoenix-ashes and baby unicorn tears.
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January 29, 2009 by SanChonino
There are many things I enjoy about attending Weber State University.  I think it's a nice, big campus, with relatively easy access to all the essential classes.  I like some of the new buildings they've built in the last few years to compensate for the old nasties that had been there since the fifties.  I especially like the fact that every single one of my classes in my major has been taught by a professor with an accredited PhD, giving me opportunities to associate with people ...
January 2, 2009 by SanChonino
I'll admit it; I'm the kind of person who can talk my way around (and out of) anything. I'll gab your ear off until you'll just drop whatever issue you have or you've completely forgotten what you were asking or confronting me about.

And no, I'm not saying I'm going to stop doing that. I mean, that's just me - that's like asking Shakira to stop being sexy or telling Ricky Gervais he can't be awkward and funny anymore. It just isn't happening.
However, there is a lot of crap I can cut out ...
January 1, 2009 by SanChonino
It was a bright and breezy morning, with just the right kind of chill that seeps into your bones and makes you long for warmer weather or at least a thicker coat. I was stepping out of the Smith's grocery store, pleased to have just purchased the obligatory vegetable tray that my branch wanted me to bring for our New Year's Eve festival at the bank this afternoon. (I'm tired of always being assigned the relish tray, simply because they like the dip that Momma Jones - and, due to her tutelage, ...
December 5, 2008 by SanChonino
I heard this story earlier today on the radio show I listen to, and was absolutely disgusted by it. I can't believe that people still think that we should loosen our gun laws.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Three men, including a small-town police chief, were indicted Thursday on involuntary manslaughter counts in the gun-fair death of an 8-year-old who accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi that a prosecutor said he never should have been allowed to handle.
The club where the fair was he...
October 6, 2008 by SanChonino
Here's another cross-poster from my other website.  Only because I'm bored this morning.

Two weeks ago (it was a Monday night), I finally got the book I had ordered from Amazon.com three weeks previous - Bone by Jeff Smith. I was ecstatic. I had wanted to read the large, 1400-plus page epic for months, but hadn't been able to purchase it as I was living in Spain, and upon returning I couldn't justify purchasing it until all my school expenses were in order. But having all of my ducks ...
July 1, 2008 by SanChonino
   Sigur Rós: Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust

 

   Year:  2008

 

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Sigur Rós is, to me at least, inexplicably popular. I don't really understand how a band that sings in either Icelandic or a made-up language and that composes as down-tempo and chill music as they do gets as large of a following as they do.

I've been a fan of theirs on and off since the fi...
June 30, 2008 by SanChonino
  The Mars Volta, The Bedlam in Goliath

 

  Year:  2008

 

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The Mars Volta seems like a band that you either get or you don't. There's not a lot of middle ground with a band as marginalized (and marginalizing), eclectic, and strange as they are.

That's not to say there's not a lot to like about them - there most certainly is. Their debut LP, De-Loused in the Comatorium, is one...
June 29, 2008 by SanChonino
  Maybeshewill:  Not for Want of Trying

 

  Year: 2007

 

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Maybeshewill is a band that I was introduced to only a few weeks ago, through a recommendation of my last.fm software. The thirty-second clip it gave me was very reminiscent of the impeccable post-industrial band 65daysofstatic (even the name - words run together - seemed to suggest serious ties). So after a bit of searching, I w...
June 28, 2008 by SanChonino
  Made Out of Babies, The Ruiner

 

  Year:  2008

 

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When I first got my hands on Made Out of Babies' sophomore effort, Coward, I couldn't say enough good about it. I loved (and continue to love) that album. I still think it's one of the most frightening records I've ever heard. It's brutal, it's ugly, it's engaging, and it's scary. I can remember thinking to myself, There's no way they'll...
June 27, 2008 by SanChonino
It's been heartening to see the response on my last Spain post, 'Does anyone even care'.  It's made me smile.  Really it has.

Thanks to sister Cedarbird, brother BlueDev, ForeverSerenity, DynaMaso, CharlesCS, little-whip, RoyLevosh, uDigItTheMost, InBloom, momijiki, mikeb1954, skybright, Ockham'sRazor, asaxygirl, and everyone else who's trudged through those wordy, fat, ugly posts.  I enjoyed posting them, and it was always a pleasure to read the comments.

But I'm tired....
June 16, 2008 by SanChonino
Is anyone even reading my Spain stories anymore?  I know there are a few (a very few) stalwarts, but I'm beginning to wonder if it's even worth the effort.

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29 May 2008.  7:54pm.

We sat there, the two of us, for the better part of the afternoon.  I should have been studying, but what can I say?

Sometimes you just have to neglect stuff like that in lieu of more pressing concerns.

The sand was warm on my toes, the sun beating down on me, reddening my straw...
June 12, 2008 by SanChonino
NASCAR is a Yankee invention to keep the South placated; they will never rise again.

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Here's an idea - if you're going to sing along in an ugly voice to a crappy song, why don't you at least make sure you know the words, stupid?

Your mom called, Pervy.  She hates you as much as I do and hopes you get robbed when you're in Morocco.

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Sometimes I wish I could make people understand The Mars Volta, because no one seems to.  Yes, they're overwhelming, and they m...
January 5, 2008 by SanChonino
Ugh. I haven't gotten my visa yet, because of stupid complications with the school and the Christmas holiday. It's got me seriously stressed out - I can't sleep, I can't eat, I feel sick to my stomach all the time, and my quality of life isn't that great right now, consequently.

And I'm going to feel this way until I get the visa, because everything is riding on that damned thing. If I don't have it, I'm screwed. I'll lose my scholarships, because I won't be going to school this semester....
December 12, 2007 by SanChonino
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November 29, 2007 by SanChonino
Just non-thinking (posting without reading, editing, etc. first), since it's almost more fun that way -

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A god (small "g") who would automatically damn his children without any hope of redemption is an asshole. (Thus the small "g".) A God who truly loves his children would provide a way for EVERY. SINGLE. ONE of them to come back to him. Whether they do or not is up to them, but it doesn't change the fact that the opportunity is there for everyone.

Thoughts to the contrary are...