September 01, 2004
10:12 AM

I slept a long time this morning. My alarm first went off at 8:30 AM, then I reset for 9:00 AM, then again at 9:15 AM, and then finally for 9:30 AM. The last 15 minutes were spent lying awake thinking about a reality tv show where you had to spend your entire nights sleep waking up every fifteen minutes and resetting your alarm in fifteen minutes. I thought it was such a good idea. But maybe it was because I was still half asleep. Hmmm...

My mom wasn't selected for jury duty, so luckily for me I don't have to drive her and pick her up every day from the Hall of Justice. Last night, me and Monica rode bikes to the local taqueria, got veggie burritos, sodas and brought them to the movies. We watched the Ramones documentary END OF THE CENTURY. I give it a B. It was good just because I love the Ramones, but if you were to rate the movie from an outsiders perspective, perhaps it could be a bit boring.

There are coupons for free popcorn in this magazine called WAVE and they have it right in the lobby of the movie theater, so we just cut them out and got some free popcorn. By the way, I've totally lost my free movie connection at this theater. I bought a discount card though. You buy 10 movies and it costs $50. So $5 a movie. Not so bad.

After the Ramones flick, we wanted to see another movie, so we snuck into collateral which was on the 2nd floor. I don't know why, but we were both nervous and scared that we were going to get caught. This is very uncharacteristic of me. Why would they(the employees) care? They're getting paid miniumum wage. But the theater was so empty that I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb. We were fine. There ended up being about 13 people in the theater.

We ate our burritos and soda that we brought from home. We got a cup of ice from the concessions earlier. They are nice to help us aren't they. Well, better get back to doing some kind of work. Wish me luck as my laziness is on high right now.
Mike Park

PS-I've been trying to come up with a contest for the punkvoter tour that I'm doing with Anti-Flag and this is what I've come up with. For each show I'm going to give away 2 tickets to one person. All I ask in return is that you buy my record. It's pretty selfish on my part, but this way I'll be able to save you money on tickets(you'll save around $25) and I'll get to share my music. Already have my record? Well, give it to somebody as a gift. Sound fair? I hope so. Here's a list of all the dates for the tour:
18th-Portland, Or @ Roseland Theatre
19th-Seattle, Wa @ the Showbox
21st-San Francisco, Ca @ the Fillmore
22nd-Los Angeles, Ca @ Henry Fonda Theatre
23rd-Tempe, Az @ Marquee
24th-Abuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
25th-Denver, Co @ Ogden Theatre
26th-Kansas City, Mo @ Beaumont Club-"FINISHED"
27th-Minneapolis, Mn @ First Ave.
28th-Chicago, Il @ the Metro
29th-Cleveland, Oh @ Agora Theatre
30th-Columbus, Oh @ Newport Music Hall
1st-Cincinnatti, Oh @ Bogarts
2nd-Atlanta, Ga @ Roxy
3rd-Tampa, Fl @ the Masquerade
4th-Lake Buena Vista, Fl @ the House Of Blues
6th-Washington DC @ the Nation-"FINISHED"
7th-Philadelphia, Pa @ Starlight Ballroom
8th-Lancaster, Pa @ the Chameleon
9th-Pittsburth, Pa @ the World

You have to call the asian man office at (408)395-0662 to make this work and we'll get your name and put you on the guest list for the show of your choice. I'll write FINISHED after each city that somebody calls in for. FUN FUN