Archive | April, 2009

Urban Taco’s 2 Year Anniversary/Cinco De Mayo Party.

30 Apr

Urban Taco is turning 2 years old and their timing is Perfecto!  They’ll be blocking off a good portion of Mockingbird Station to have their 2nd Annual Cinco De Mayo party this Saturday May 2nd.  Last year’s event was an amazing way to spend my lunch break, with give away’s from Dos Equis, Miller and Bacardi I can’t wait to see what happens this year!

And while you’re there, don’t forget to come visit your buddy James at Centre.

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10 Days:

30 Apr

Ten more days left of my “so called” 25 year old life.  I’m fine tuning all the details/plans for the birthday events.

Here’s a little hint:  Merrell and I are having a joined birthday.

If you don’t have a swim suit then get one now.

If you’re allergic to Sand or Volleyball then don’t come.

Now here are some more things I need to get on my birthday:

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Swiss Army SwissFlash Alox USB

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Prints of Luke Lanter’s Photography.

Stay tuned for more birthday party details!!!

The Pig Sickness:

30 Apr

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Via: Centre

12 Days:

28 Apr

It’s getting closer guys!  So here’s a few things I’m adding to my 26th Birthday Wishlist!!!

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The Brief Wonderous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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Make Me Something!  (Not Kindergardners.  DO NOT GET ME A KINDERGARDENER FOR MY BIRTHDAY!)

Gaslight Anthem Tonight At The Granada

28 Apr

So about a year ago I read a review on a band called Gaslight Anthem.  I immediately looked them up, (this is weird because I don’t usually take writers opinions on music.) and I immediately got into their sound.  I don’t know what it is about this band that I like so much but for the longest time I didn’t tell anyone else about them.  They never came up in conversation until last Tuesday when my favorite sound guy (also one of my favorite humans in general,) John Eric Hernandes told me that they would be in town TONIGHT!

They’re playing tonight with Heartless Bastards and A Death In The Family (Three real bad asses from Melbourne.)

Tickets are $17 at the door and the show starts at 8pm.  Tonight is a nice night for the Granada.  See you there.

I’m Not Ticklish …

28 Apr

BUT THESE GUYS ARE!!!  (Actually I am too … )

So last week I purchased a grow kit for some Tickle Me Plants in honor of Earth Day.  Well, I planted them last Saturday afternoon and … well  just look:

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(pictured from front to back:  Harvey, Casandra, James Jr., Dildo, Elliot, Chad and Tabitha.)

Not even 72 hours has gone by and these future Ticklers have breached their soil surface.  These are really fun plants, and as you can see you don’t have to wait around for weeks for them to start doing something.  They also make radical gifts.  Buy More Plants!

13 Days.

27 Apr

Less than 2 weeks and I’ll be 26.  Woo-Wee!  I got the most excellent early birthday present from Chelsea yesterday, a Rosegold oversized chronograph time piece from Michael Kors.  It’s effing radical!

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Moving Forward, you still have time to buy/make me plenty-o presents.  Stay tuned to jamesjardine.wordpress.com for great gift ideas!  Here’s today’s novel gift Ideas:

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51uxvhv1jxl_ss500_The Office Ultimate Package (that’s what she said.)

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That’s all I have for right now.  Stay tuned for Birthday plans.

The Stephie That I Know:

25 Apr

If you read this blog, chances are you’re well aware of who Stephie Ya Know is.  We’ve all used her photographs as defaults, we have been for almost 5 years now.  Well, our sweet Stephie Ya Know is turning 21 this Sunday.

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Browsing through Stephie’s Flickr is a thorough Past Blasting!  Stephie Has taken pictures of us all over the United States.  She’s been to all of our parties, she’s seen your band play hundreds of times.  She’s managed to capture and organize the last few years of our lives which is incredibly thoughtful of her to do.  Here’s just a tiny fraction of Stephie’s Flickr:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHIE YA KNOW!

17 Days.

23 Apr

I am so happy to remind you guys what time of the year is closing in on us.  My favorite holiday and yours is right upon us and I want to make things as easy as possible for all of you this year, so I’m going to start a wish list/countdown to my Birthday.  Each day I will give you guys a good birthday present suggestion, (buying gifts for people like me can be tricky, so you’re welcome in advance for the hints … )

NOTE:  Birthday Arrangements are being made as we speak, all you need to know is that Saturday May 9th should be requested off work A.S.A.P.

Now, there are only 17 days remaining till May 9th, which is plenty of time to buy me things.  Here is my first Birthday wish list item:

index_03As you should already know, Green Day’s new album 21st Century Breakdown hits stores on May 15th.  This is the Super awesome limited edition Vinyl/CD/Book release.  It’s completely awesome.  I can’t wait to get one for my birthday.  Order one for me here.

Naughty by Niemczyk.

23 Apr

You know when you’re away from the computer for a couple of days, you get kind of excited because you just know that your on-line reading content is building up one post after another, so you’re just super excited to get back and read the shit out of everything new in your Blog-o-sphere.  Naughty by Niemczyk is definitely the first thing I check when I return from my on-line absence.

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Mike Niemczyk is solely responsible for some of the cleverest clip-art I’ve ever seen.

“It’s no secret that white people steal black culture and screw it up in the process. This is my tribute.”

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I love the simplicity of each illustration.  Nauhty by Niemczyk does a great job of showing how white people would most likely react to Rap Lyrics in real life.  Do yourself a favor and start from the very beginning.