Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor (floyd_mephit) wrote,
Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor

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redder and redder

The convention was okay. A little too 'conventionish' for my tastes, though. Too many kids there (by kids, I mean people aged 18-24, of course). Too goddamned many 'old school' tattoos. I have been a little tired of that fad ever since it replaced 'new skool' and 'tribal' as the flavors of the year. I used to really dig the '50s look, with the greaser DA hairdos and the dark blue jeans and whitewall tires. When I was in elementary school I used to wear a little greaser outfit to school every halloween. My mom made me a little fake box of cigarettes to roll up in the sleeve of my white shirt. In middle school and high school I used to wear pomade like it was going out of style (who knew it was actually coming into style?). I still wear the dark blue jeans and I still dig the whitewall tires. But I have pretty much grown tired of seeing every 2nd girl with dyed black (or cherry red, curse the day) hair with torpedo-level bangs and skin like some kind of goth, and every single guy wearing a bowling shirt and 6-inch jean cuffs. Seriously, there are only so many places on your car and chain wallet that you can have dice, people. And so help me god if I see another goddamn person wearing BC/pointdexter/cat's eye glasses without prescription lenses in them they're going to be breathing from the side of their neck.

Anyway, rant aside, I enjoyed it for what it's worth. I'm red as a beet, since I stood outside a lot listening to a couple of the bands (which weren't that bad, especially the one with the chicks in the fishnets and no panties) and I took a break in the middle of the con to go ride my bike around Houston. I picked up a couple of business cards of artists who had some good work. I think I'll go back and see their studios and see if maybe they're worth me getting my work done from.

I also saw a couple of people selling some kind of carnival sideshow painted banners, neon signs, and handpainted lounge signs. I didn't feel like shelling out the hundreds of bucks for the neon or paying for a sign that the guy had 12 copies of in the back. But it did give me an idea to paint my own sign and put it upstairs on the patio (or my lounge-in-progress). Or maybe I'll get my sister to paint it, because she's fuckin' awesome with painting, and is a professional graphic designer.

I went to hastings to pick up a copy of the new Bad Religion CD, since I apparently went there 3 days to early last time. Of course, they were sold out. I'm suprised there were enough people on this island to actually sell out of BR. So I picked up an Atreyu CD and a Skinny Puppy CD I'd never heard of. They better be good for the prices they charge. If they suck, I will illegally download enough music to recuperate my losses. Sounds fair.

Some bike
another pic
and yet a third
some dude
final one

All this and I even spent 3 hours at work this morning! I might go back for another hour, I haven't decided yet..

And also, I passed President Bush on I-45 coming home today. Never done that before. He had the whole procession going, bulletproof limo with the little flags and everything.

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