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19 November 2003 @ 10:41 am
Calloo Callay!  

My temp agency just called — they have a gig for me downtown for a couple of months, starting tomorrow! Said it's, like, oh, scanning and helping prepare photos for an ad department sort of thing. "Oh, don't throw me in dat ol' briar patch! I do so hate dat ol' briar patch!"

We'll see how it actually works out, of course, but it could be quite the thing.

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Grateful Dead: New Year's Eves at Winterland
Peter Hentgesjbru on November 19th, 2003 10:57 am (UTC)
You hate that briar patch, eh? Well, I'll show you! I hopes you're happy now!
Fred A Levy Haskell: Me&Cheech 1fredcritter on November 19th, 2003 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Peter. Knew I could count on you.

(That'll teach you not to put bits of LJ replies inside of "less than" and "greater than" signs. The browser tries to parse them and they go away. How do I know? I read the email first....)
Peter Hentgesjbru on November 19th, 2003 10:29 pm (UTC)
Silly frickin' <'s and >'s I usually remember to make "&lt;" and "&gt;" out of habit but got sloppy.
Decadent Davedecadentdave on November 19th, 2003 11:57 am (UTC)
I hope this briar patch proves pleasurable. Thinking of photos reminds me of your great slide show / music at Minicon back inn... well... where does the time go?
Fred A Levy Haskell: Me&Cheech 2fredcritter on November 19th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Me too, actually. I guess we'll find out. Or, at least, I will, and then I'll probably tell everyone else.

Yeah, those were the days, eh?

How does that song go?
Geri Sullivangerisullivan on November 19th, 2003 12:47 pm (UTC)

I look forward to hearing more about this as it unfolds. If the work is for a certain business headquartered downtown that has most of its signage and display printing done by Jeff's employer,he's likely to have some useful pointers about how your work will be used. Well, actually, he's likely to have some useful pointers even if it's somebody else.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Close-up by Gerifredcritter on November 19th, 2003 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yup. I look forward to being there as in unfolds and then telling everybody about it. It could be that I misheard or misunderstood and it'll really be dreadful. We'll see, eh?

Yeah, Jeff is chock full of helpful pointers. I may just tap him.

Thanks for the nice photos, by the way.
Stephen Leighsleigh on November 19th, 2003 01:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds like fun. Hope it really is!
Fred A Levy Haskell: Me&Cheech sidefredcritter on November 19th, 2003 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah. Me too!
A monstrous ramblingbibliofile on November 19th, 2003 01:28 pm (UTC)
Let's see, a couple months' paid work that looks good on a resume, too. Cool!

Oh, and Mike (who used to live by me but now lives by you) sez hi.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Me&yellowsubmarinefredcritter on November 19th, 2003 05:02 pm (UTC)
Resume? What's that? Oh, one of those things for companies that might want to hire me directly instead of through a temp agency? Naw, never happens.


I sez hi back to Mike (who used to live by you but now lives by me)!
Lianatezliana on November 19th, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh, they want to pay you to do something you enjoy? Coolness.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter Mark IV by Reed Wallerfredcritter on November 19th, 2003 05:04 pm (UTC)
It sure sounds like it. Hope I didn't misunderstand or something. But it's a pretty good company, so it's likely to work out okay regardless. Thanks!
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on November 19th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)

Fred A Levy Haskell: close-up alien guyfredcritter on November 19th, 2003 05:08 pm (UTC)
   .numbat on November 19th, 2003 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh. An inspiring view of downtown is it? Hope the work turns out to be what you'r ehoping for.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter Mark IV by Reed Wallerfredcritter on November 19th, 2003 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yes indeedie. In fact, it's an inspiring view of Nicollet Mall. "That's something you don't see every day, Chauncy."

Thanks. Me too.
   .numbat on November 20th, 2003 05:33 am (UTC)
You know, I don't think I've ever viewed the Nicollet Mall, at least knowingly. Of course given how far away from it I live I don't suppose that's a startling revelation. I have visited the Foshay Tower though, which fact pleases me no end as if there is one building in Minneapolis that I can imagine Ken Fletcher critters admiring the inspiring view from it's the Foshay Tower.

I also have I've just discovered a photograph of a Minneapolis store called Haskells. It appears to sell alcoholic beverages so clearly would have nothing to do with a clean living fellow like yourself.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter Mark IV by Reed Wallerfredcritter on November 24th, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC)
Haskell's liquors does a nice business, so I've often wished there was a family connection but, alas, there isn't.
juliainkuwait on November 20th, 2003 02:15 am (UTC)
if you don't mind my saying so, you look like a dead head, and i mean that in the most kindest, nicest, positive way. My kind of person.

Fred A Levy Haskell: Close-up by Gerifredcritter on November 20th, 2003 05:12 pm (UTC)

No, I don't mind your saying so at all. Although I cannot imagine why you think so. I mean, just because I'm frequently accused of looking like Jerry (although, fortunately, I no longer get many people who think I am Jerry) and I sometimes wonder if maybe the back-cover artist for Blues for Allah was working from a photo of me, 'cause I think it looks more like me than like him; that doesn't mean I'm a deadhead. Of course, I am a deadhead. I just cannot imagine why you think so.

Erm… :)</i>

Hi! Thanks.

Annenetmouse on November 21st, 2003 04:33 am (UTC)
hey, oh dead-headed one
... I don't own any Grateful Dead Music Whatsoever. I had a friend in high school who is a big fan of theirs, but my parents never were, so I didn't grow up with it.

So what should I get to start?


PS. Really really looking forward to seeing you in January!
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter Mark IV by Reed Wallerfredcritter on November 24th, 2003 05:45 pm (UTC)
Re: hey, oh dead-headed one
The Dead cover a lot of ground and go lots of places — I do not believe there is only one True Path to the Dead that works for everybody.

I'm looking through the discs and starting to formulate some guidelines or answers or better questions or something. I'll try to get something up (back in the mainstream of my LJ) soon.

In the meantime, it might help if you were to tell me some of you favorite groups, albums, and songs (specifying for the songs, I guess, whether you like the song itself as done by anybody or as performed by a certain group or what).
Annenetmouse on December 1st, 2003 03:24 pm (UTC)
Re: hey, oh dead-headed one
hmm.. favorite groups and songs. never been a big one on favorites, but I'll throw some things out:

Paul Simon - probably the soloist I know the most songs by. I know (to sing) almost his entire Still Crazy after all these Years album, and am also very fond of Graceland - Rythm of the Saints is still good, and I have his most recent album as well, but those first two shine.

Rush - probably would have listed this as my favorite band in the 80s. Particularly the Moving Pictures album, esp. Red Barchetta. My dad is a drummer so I really appreciated Keith Richards and we went to two Rush concerts together.

Pink Floyd - a favorite of my father's, and of mine. Led Zeppelin should also be mentioned.

Huey Lewis and the News - Sports

Madonna - I like to dance, and I like most of her early music. similarly the Pointer Sisters and, these days, Shania Twain

They might be Giants -I went to one of their concerts once.

Fleetwood Mac - like their stuff as well.

I had the following record albums as a kid and should probably replace them with CDs:
Beatles: Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Flashdance (soundtrack)
Footloose (soundtrack)
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Men At Work

in the more pop area I'm fond of Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Wham, Cake, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Pat Benatar, Queen and Right Said Fred.

I sang Leaving on a Jet Plane as a duet at my high school graduation and have always liked the song since I learned it by a campfire at the Pinery in Ontario. I never got much into either Peter, Paul and Mary or Simon and Garfunkel.

I also like a lot of children's songs such as those found on Really Rosy (sung by Carol King) and Free to Be You and Me
that takes us into the general area of musicals, which I like a lot, but I'm not sure that's the type of thing you're asking about. The list of Musicals I like includes Blues in the Night and I generally like Jazz and Blues as well, esp. things like the Jessica Rabit song and the song Sooner or Later that madonna sang in the Dick Tracy movie that was reproduced on the Breathless Album.

I also like Irish music, like The Proclaimers and Loreena McKennet.

If you take Steven Brust's album A Rose for Iconoclastes, I like the two poetic songs (Neil Gaiman pastiche #27, and the one about sleeping by my side) and also the song that may be called Goodbye, I can't remember ("I met a girl in Norway, she was tall and Blonde and cute. her record magnate father was a billionaire to boot. She taught me not to ramble and she taught me how to care. And she was going to marry me to try to keep me there!").

I've never been good at knowing song names, sorry. Maybe this helps anyway?