Saturday, March 17, 2007

An Eye-Opening Day

This is what happens when I'm bored and (as described below) lazy. I do lots of web surfing, instead of painting.

So, on top of discovering (via a yahoo headline) that Stephen King's son is a chip off the old block, I found out that he lives in or around the Portsmouth, NH area. The image of him in the article shows him leaning against a table in the very diner that Jere and I were in, like, a little over a month ago. During this trip, a very sporty and attitude-y male backed into us without looking. He was a pretty stand up guy, though, as it turns out he admitted fault to his insurance company and they compensated me for the damage. Anyway, it's just weird that we were just there and all. It's a REALLY awesome place - if you are ever in the area, you should che-che-check it out. It's called "The Friendly Toast" and it's all retro-like with those rock-a-billy looking waiters and waitresses, all tatoo-clad and pierced. The whole restaurant is covered with super crazy vintage signs and trinkets and enormous things are suspended from the ceiling.

Speaking of che-che-checking (and rah rah replicas) ... I just found out that Adam Horovitz married Kathleen Hanna last year! Holy mind blowers, Batman! How did this one get past me? It's funny, too, because I recently caught the end of "Say Anything" and I was wondering what the deal was with A-Rock since he and Ione Skye parted ways. I think that Hanna is a better match, personally. They were probably traveling in the same circles back in her Bikini Kill days.

Did you know?
The name for Nirvana's hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was inspired by Kathleen's spray painting “Kurt smells like Teen Spirit” on one of Kurt Cobain's walls. Also Ian MacKaye produced Bikini Kill's first release. Lastly, Hanna was clocked by Courtney Love back in '95.*

*from Wikipedia



Blogger Z said...

It was interesting to learn "Joe Hill" lives in this area. Even more interesting to see how much he looks like his father.

Oh, and I totally agree with your idea about in-the-mood/not-in-the-mood cards at the stylist, manicurists, on airplanes, at bars...

March 18, 2007 at 8:37 AM  

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