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30 October 2006

Lions and tigers and tamers, oh my.

Agenda for October 28:
1. Attend party
2. Fly to Vegas
3. Perform show
4. Bow

This dude is dressed up as Johnny Cash. A REALLY HOT DUDE DRESSED UP AS JOHNNY CASH.

27 October 2006


I lied to a priest. Then, I wrote a story about it. Now, I'm going to perform that story.
Yeah--I am. For Serendipity Theater Collective's 2nd Story at Webster's Wine Bar. Here are the facts:
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 7pm
Webster's Wine Bar
1480 W. Webster
It's a night of storytelling and general good vibeness. And wine! Here's the link for more information: http://www.serendipitytheatre.org/. Take a look.
Hope you can make it.

26 October 2006

I Had To Look Up "Meme"

So what, okay? Some words escape me . . .

I have been tagged by Megan to fill out this "meme," which is apparently a "word" since Webster's has it listed as one, but still, are we really going to believe Webster's? Aren't they in cahoots with some secret cult that is surreptitiously splitting infinitives and dangling modifiers? This same cult may also be advocating the use of the collective when referring to a single human. I mean, who would write about themselves in the collective? That's so cheesy. It's like, get some friends, m'kay? Team Power Love does not advocate the use of the collective to refer to a single human.

1) One book that changed your life: Into the Dream this freaky ESP book (I was really into ESP when I was little)(ESP exists, just like ghosts)(and magic) that turns out being about this massive conspiracy/psychological experiment and it really creeped me out but made me realize I too could write about really creepy shit; every single Judy Blume book written inlcuding Wifey, which I made a paper bag book cover for since it was so racy (page one: guy jerking off in the suburbs)(whoa!); The Scarlet Letter, yes, The Scarlet Letter because OHMYGOD SHE SLEPT WITH A PRIEST and GOT BUSTED FOR IT (this was big for me in high school)(that priest was a fucker)(literally and figuratively); every issue of Story magazine; The Blind Assasin; Oryx and Crake; oh, wait one book.

2) One book that you’d read more than once: The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby. Bonus question: Literary character you would sleep with: Jay Gatsby.

3) One book you’d want on a deserted island: How to Get Off A Deserted Island.

4) One book that made you laugh: As I Lay Dying. It's funny, people. It is.

5) One book that made you cry: The Butcher Boy. Cruddy.

6) One book you wish you’d written: I Made One Bazillion Dollars and Now I Own Europe by Her Majesty, Kim Morris

7) One book you wish had never been written: The Bible. All I'm saying is, what would the world be like if it hadn't been written?

8) One book you’re currently reading: One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson. Best Amurican Short Stories of 2006. What's with all the "one" book stuff? Am I the only one with piles of books lining my bedroom?

9) One book you’ve been meaning to read: One of those classics that everyone always refers to when they're quoting real honest to god literature or lecturing about literary criticism and they say things like, "As Proust said in blah blah blah . . . " and I always think, "A ha! I should read that. Then I'll get smert." But I don't read those books because the people who do read them usually follow up with comments like, "The Christ imagery in blah blah blah" and then I tune out because who gives a fuck.

So not only do I not remember the titles of books I've been meaning to read, I don't really want to read the books I've been meaning to read.

10) Tag five people: Geez. I have to expand my blogospheric circle of friends. Well, I'm going to tag Josh, even though Byron by all rights should be the tagger of Josh, and I mean that platonically and politely; Margaret; Mr. B.; and Jeff, because maybe if he gets tagged twice he'll really do it. Oh, I also would like to tag those hopheads over at Lost Blueprint.

24 October 2006

You should be training right now.

17 October 2006


Collective and mind-blowing intelligence of mind-blowing women writers.

16 October 2006

Team Power Love did not come to Door County only to eat bratwurst and drink beer. We also ate french fries and drank wine. These people did, too.

Door County is very polite. They say please on their signs. That is very polite.

Team Power Love is proud to present next year's sponsors of It's All Downhill From Here Racing. We expect big results with that winning attitude.

The only thing we can say about the sun rising over Lake Michigan is Gee. SUS. We're still trying to catch our breath.

14 October 2006

Recently, Team Power Love attended the Falling Down Fest in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, a town in the lovely and leaf-filled county of Door, also in Wisconsin.

Some fun facts about Door County:
* It is actually an island, not a peninsula, due to a man-made waterway that connects Green Bay to Lake Michigan

* There are no box stores, no Targets, no Starbucks, no Home Depots

* Team Power Love is addicted to Starbucks

* It is beautiful in the fall

* Lake Michigan is big

08 October 2006

Team Power Love took advantage of what is no doubt one of the last days of beautiful weather beautifulness by riding a bicycle for hours and hours.

Here we see cows. Team Power Love has seen cows on every ride all summer. We believe they are following us. They're kinda like the deadheads of the cat 4 women's racing scene. Team Power Love fully supports fanatical fans of the cat 4 women's racing scene.

Even the trees from "Lord of the Rings" were out to wish us well. They're nice. Hello, trees!

This is the sign outside of Berta's Garage in Morris, IL. Berta's boasts expert car repairs. But, what does this sign mean, really? It means that if you smoke enough weed, you too can create something that has nothing to do with anything. (Are those hands or wings? Are those other things eyeballs?Team Power Love will be conducting an interview with a Berta's Garage representative and will report the findings in a later post).


Neil rides off into the sunset. Well, not really. It was morning. But it was our last ride of the season, so, yeah, metaphorically, it's kinda like riding off into the sunset.

06 October 2006

Dear Chicago,
I love you. Will you marry me?
This is my second request.

05 October 2006

Our continuing coverage of urban wildlife continues. Here we see California seagulls, direct from California, enjoying the tasty delights of a Chicago McDonald's. As every serious Chicagoan knows, McDonald's in Chicago is nothing like McDonald's in California.

Welcome to the Windy City, fine feathered friends!

01 October 2006

OHMYGOD: Be super cool to each other, people:

Hugs Are Good.