March 26th, 2008

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Today's topic of discussion....

My coworker has a nine year old daughter. The nine year old daughter has a nine year old female friend. This friend's mother took her nine year old daughter to a family planning clinic and had a complete training course done on what is intercourse, what a blow job is, how you get pregnant, etc., complete with a course involving a banana and a condom.

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Come hungry... leave happy.

Work went well today, I got lots accomplished. I felt quite loved with how much everyone thanked me and said that they were happy on many levels that I was back from vacation. Manager Sean told me that he has an entirely new appreciation for the work that I do, and is amazed that I'm ever able to accomplish anything at all. I had calls from two stores asking me how to do things, saying that they were told that I was the best in the district by their store managers, and that they should wait until I returned from vacation to be able to get the best information. I also had our old store manager, Rick, call from his store in Tigard, asking if I would be willing to work an overnight at his store, in order to help him get his receiving area in order for the upcoming Big Evil Visits. I said that I still don't have a car and am maxed for hours for this weekend. He said that he would be willing to pay for all of my overtime, drive all the way from Tigard to pick me up, and provide me with ANY food that I may want, + drink, and drive me back. This made me feel beyond honored, as I live about as far as you possibly can from his store and still be in the NW US district, and gas is a PAAAIN.

So, basically, I work from 4 am to noon on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, then get picked up by Rick Saturday night at 930 pm and work until 6 am or later on Sunday, every tick in overtime. I then get about 24 hours to sleep, then go back to work at 4 am on Monday, to begin my entire week early (due to the Big Evil Visit.) Sometime during all of this, I desperately need to get some time with Ben to practice for our April 5th show ALADDIN THEATER, PORTLAND, APRIL 5, 730 PM (I THINK) TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT DOOR, BUT WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU COMING AND BUYING TICKETS BEFORE!!!! But I'll be working 4 am to noon, Monday through Friday next week, and our Big Rock Show will be on Saturday. Nervous much? Oh, hells yes.

I also want to learn to play the bass more. I'm totally falling in love with distorted bass, such as the deliciousness that is played in Muse and Ben Folds Five. I OWN a bass, but it's at my dad's in Iowa, you see.
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New lineup debuts April 5 at Aladdin Theatre

Come see the latest version of The Mercury Tree at the Aladdin Theatreon April 5th! A show of many firsts. We will blow your minds with ournew electronic material, the return of Aubrey Keating's backing vocals,and new, revamped versions of some classic songs! CDs will be availableat the show.

See The Mercury Tree at 3900 Foot Festival, June 27 & 28!

 The 2008 3900' Festival will be held Friday, June 27th and Saturday,June 28th at beautiful Horning's Hideout. Horning's, a famous Oregonvenue, is a historic peacock farm situated in North Plains, OR just 30min west of Downtown Portland. Awesome camping, beautiful hikes, and anatural ampitheater makes this venue a rival to other outdoor festivallocations.

NWMusic Blog says: "The laid-back, lo-budget, festival of the season.This is a fest jam-packed with tons of Pac NW independent artists (notjust CALLED indie, the real-deal indie)"

Tickets are only $30 until the end of March! Limited numbersavailable! It's less than $1 per band! I'm not kidding, this is reallyworth making the trip for!

Benefit show for Taija Belwood Foundation, April 12, Columbia County Fairgrounds

Rock for the Road is a benefit concert for a safer Cornelius Pass Road.Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds go to the Taija-BelwoodFoundation. There will be live music featuring local bands, silentauction, raffle, beer gardens, food and lots of fun! Please join us fora family day filled with fun! All ages are welcome! To purchase ticketsin advance please visit the site or contact Angela




-The Mercury Tree


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I discovered today that I have almost a full silver stripe in my hair now.

Part of me is totally fascinated, the other, tinier part is horrified.

MadTV is very unfunny.