unseated

MacBook Pro motherboard

Laptop flickered and made alarming beep noise again.
Dead.
Call to support, this time with proper screwdriver on hand.
Back in business but lost a tiny screw in the process.

Support fella said, “Just pop into the Apple Store for a little screw.
You should be in and out in 5 minutes.”

Apple Store, April 2009

An appointment that ended well.
Laptop was too grumpy to start up.
Folks at the Apple store fixed it with a smile.
(Actually, they used a tiny screwdriver and some know-how.)
I really wanted one of the new iPod shuffles.

Apple Homepage April 2009
Apple Homepage April 2009
iPhone 5GS Promo
Apple iPhone Page April 2009

A new light

Though not the light I had my eye on, I think the proportions of this capiz fixture from West Elm suits our space nicely.

I secretly picked it up yesterday and Kyle came over to make it happen on the sly while Dan was at a performance.

It’s always a gamble making decisions like these alone, but we’d been looking long enough to know what we wanted.

When Dan came home, he apparently saw the excited expression on my face before he turned the corner and caught his first glimpse. Verdict? A big enthusiastic yes. (Thanks Kyle and helpers)

Record store day

I didn’t actually take this photo, a kind stranger with a better view did the honors as I was pinned in a corner.

She might have been with the prevalent rollergirl contingency, but I’m not entirely sure. Either way, I love what she captured.

It was an excellent set, my mom finally got to see the Deals perform, snagged some new music, and I ate at Melt for dinner.

All sorts of win that evening.

Fate to Fatal

Kim and Kelley take a break after printing up 1000 limited edition “Fate to Fatal” EPs. I’m going down to Shake It Records tonight (8pm) to see them play some music in commemoration of the release and Record Store Day.

Things have been so pedal-to-the-metal that I haven’t really taken the time to talk about this record. The cover is the first one I’ve ever designed proper, and it’s a helluva joy to work with The Breeders.

Vaughn Oliver’s work with them is one of the biggest reasons I do what I do these days.

The fact I love their music? Gravy. The best gravy ever. Total honor.

If you’re curious how to get the EP on vinyl, it is out there at independent shops today. As for tomorrow, stay tuned. I’ll find out the details and post more information, hopefully with some photos from this evening.

Fate to Fatal