Saturday, April 29, 2006

You see I walk like Jabba the Hutt
With the style so new, y'all be like, "What?!"

It is a gorgeous day today...

Our little house panther, lurking below the massage table.

Don't... make... any... sudden... moves

Afte I ran and took the dogs for an agonizingly slow stroll, I hopped on my bike.

I cut across the big park they are building/developing across the street. It's about 100 acres. It used to be a meadow.

Those are the Spanish Peaks in the background.

They put in a couple ponds that they are going to stock with trout.

I am wearing my new Lebowski Acheiver t-shirt, listening to Jay Z and going bald.

I cruised down Main St.

I stopped at the Co-op and grabbed a "Blue Moo" smoothie. (Blueberries, banana, orange juice, & yogurt.) Mmmm.

This retarded guy was hanging around the bike racks. I had an amusing conversation with him. He really made me smile.

This is the upstairs portion of the Co-op.

I tooled down to the Sweet Pea Cafe, just off Main, on Wilson, and had a sandwich & read my book for a while. ("Tool" being the operative word here.)

I also had a conversation with my sister, Liz, who was driving out to the Coachella Music Festival. I suggested she end her evening with She Wants Revenge.

Then I went over to our local independent music store, Cactus Records on Main St.

All the albums I was looking for (Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers, Raconteurs) haven't come out yet, so I got a Yeah Yeah Yeahs album and a Jay Z album.

I crossed Main, and poked around the Country Bookshelf. (Another locally owned, non-chain store... gotta support those kinds of places.) I chatted with India's friend, Jill, who works there and with whom I snowboarded at Big Sky a couple monthns ago.

I picked up a novel on Deadwood and a Birds of the Rocky Mountains Field Guide.

Then I got back on my bike and cruised the rest of the way down Main Street.

This is the soon-to-be-completed, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar Bozeman Library. According to the plans and stories I have read, it will be a kick-ass library.

This is the Montana Ale Works, a cool bar and restaurant in an abandoned train depot.

Then I rode home.

California...knows how to party
In the citaaay of LA
In the citaaay of good ol' Watts
In the city, the city of Compton
We keep it rockin'!

Me sister (the one who is going to Coachella today):

I've got another confession to make
I'm your fool
Everyone's got their chains to break
Holdin' you

My sister is going to the Coachella Musci Festival today.


Here is the schedule... even though I ma not going, it is fun to plan out who you would see:

Day One:

Day Two:

The big conflict for me on day 1 would be My Morning Jacket vs. Kanye West... but I'd be with my sister, seeing Kanye.

No doubt.

I ain't sayin' she a gold digger, but she ain't messin' wit no broke niggas

Then I'd go Sigur Ros, Franz Ferdinand and SHE WANTS REVENGE.

(The entire staff here at The Dude Abides have been coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs for She Wants Revenge since the Eck sent us the single "Tear You Apart" a couple months ago. Their lyrics have been quoted here exhaustively.)

Day 2, I'd probably park at the Coachella stage, mostly for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, then I would not miss the Scissor Sisters for the life of me.

Ah, that would be fun.

But, alas, I have Big Plans for the day here in Montana.

For starters, it is a gorgeous friggin day.

I'm-a start it off here with a run in a few minutes.

Then I have Big Things to do on my sweet bike.

-I will get a smoothie at the co-op. Either the Blue Moo or the Big Red. Decisions, decisions.

-I will go to Cactus Records, the sweet, little indie record shop downtown. I'm looking for the new Pearl Jam record, the new Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Raconteurs and whatever else suits my fancy. (Have you seen the Jack White Coca-Cola ad? Pretty cool, in my book. Good tune. I guess he wrote it just for the commercial.)

-I will swing by a bookstore to pick up the Peterson's Field guide for birds, recommended by one of my favorite readers, Gary in the South Bay. Thanks, Gary!

-Later, after my crate is full of goodies, I will return home.

-We have the first discs from the final season of Six Feet Under to watch.

Big Day. Big Plans.

I had better get started.


On another note, I have no idea why, or if it has anything to do with what I wrote (which I thought was kind of mediocre this week... hmm), but traffic here continues to increase. This week set a record already, and its not even over yet.

As always, thank you for stopping by.

Enjoy the cheese.

I gotta go take some sweet jumps.