Saturday, October 02, 2004


yesterday i went on a hunt for some drums and came up somewhat fruitful, and then some...

i found a used lovely silver-sparkle Premier birch 4 piece. nice small drums that sound great! i need to get some stands and cymbals and something to sit on, you know how it is..

the Guitar Center where i bought them was in the Northwood shopping mall in "north" Austin. i took a stroll through the mall. it reminded me of Knollwood Mall in St. Louis Park, MN. where i grew up shopping for rock t-shirts and playing video games. my brother once had the high score to Q*Bert there for a solid month!

this mall was depressing though. it was friday afternoon and it was totally dead. virtually no one was there except the people working. i was thinking maybe there would be a CD store. seeing how i haven't bought music in a mall since the Q*Bert days, i thought it would be kinda fun to get the new Green Day CD i have been wanting there.

as i walked by each shop it seemed they would perk up thinking i might walk into one of them. there was the typical mall stores: video games, DVD, paintings of unicorns, and a jewelry store but no CD store. there was an old man in the jewlery store who looked especially depressed. like he has been selling jewelry his whole life and this is what it has come too, cheap crap in a cheap mall that no one goes to anymore.

as i came around the corner at the other end of the mall i came to a half sized skating rink. there were was even a few people skating. that was amazing! i would have had no idea. and i would bet it is one of the only places in Austin you can go ice skating all year round!

i sat for a bit and then noticed one of those machines where you can get a set of stickers for fifty cents. i wanted to get one for Anne for the next envelope of mail i will send to her next week.

there was one category in the machine that seemed to have all "religious" themes to each sticker. but each sticker was a take on a logo you'd be familiar with. for example one was "Lord" but in the same style and font as the "Ford" logo. or "Prayer", but made to look like the "Bayer" aspirin logo.

i put in my quarters and ended up getting probably the lamest one. mine was made to look like the "Yahoo!" logo, only instead it says "Yahweh!".

i didn't even really know what that meant so i had to look it up online..


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