the state

– of what you should be doing tonight. by vastate
Saturday, 31 January 2009, 15:11
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of localism, -of sound


more info here.


– of paper planes birth at home. by vastate
Saturday, 31 January 2009, 15:03
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of kiddos, -of sound

just saw this. and thought it was neat.


Your first child is due the night before the Grammys. Are you going to the show? And do you plan on performing?

We’re planning a home birth, but it might be a Grammy birth! Eating a hot curry could make me go into labor, so imagine what getting on stage with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and T.I. would do. Everyone’s been very understanding.

and paper planes just happens to be the favorite song of a certain 2 year old i know…

and the music made me think of how much i want to see this:

i’ve heard such good things

– of pssst. plan nine. by vastate
Friday, 30 January 2009, 17:33
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of localism, -of sound

we really love you.  a lot.

but, we just stopped by today and bought a bunch of records.


and we would have bought more.


you had a vinyl listening station.

like this.  at bop street records in seattle.

like this. at bop street records in seattle.

it doesn’t look too hard.  a knock-off recliner from goodwill.  a little corner.  an old record player.

it’s these little touches that make us want to go and have a local record store experience instead of just bidding on ebay.  or downloading tracks off itunes.

just a humble hint.

– of pssst. downtown books. by vastate
Friday, 30 January 2009, 17:08
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of localism, -of reads

i stopped by your store a few weeks ago.


eager to have a look around.

i have a healthy addiction to used bookstores.   and i like this store.  a lot.


that day, i stopped in at shank’s bakery for a coffee right before coming over to your place.  (they are so nicely placed next door. and many of us believe they make the best coffee in town.)


thinking that hot coffee.  used books.  rainy day.

hotcoffee +   usedbookstack +  rainy_day

all go together to make a perfect afternoon.

but i wasn’t allowed come in with my coffee.

which quickly diffused my excitement.  so i looked around for a couple of minutes, feeling miffed.

and then walked out.

with my coffee.

and i didn’t buy anything.

if i spilled, i would have to buy something.  you would make money.

you could have the cozy atmosphere i crave.

something barnes & nobel or books-a-million can never have.

so go with it.  make your customers happy.  form a cool deal with the coffee shop next door.


next time, can i bring my coffee?


– of state movies. by vastate
Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 17:09
Filed under: -of film, -of jhumphrey, -of localism, -of upcoming

we are having a state dinner soon.


to discuss a state sponsored movie night.


with the help of our friends from clementine.


any ideas, lovely readers?

– of haggard & oprah. by vastate
Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 16:51
Filed under: -of film, -of jhumphrey, -of politik

yes, folks.

according to the slog,

ted haggard will be on oprah this afternoon.

ted_haggard2 + winfrey_oprah_harpo1

can’t wait to see what this fine upstanding example of christian good will has to say.

maybe he’s going to speak out against this pepsi ad:

the possibilities are endless.

i’m not too optimistic.

he’ll probably say this:

Q: So do you think of yourself as homosexual or bisexual? How do you identify yourself?A: What my therapist says is that I am a heterosexual with issues, and I think that’s accurate.

ummm.  no really. that’s what he told the LA times

if you want to check out more, this is a good documentary about the american evangelical scene and “what their influence may mean for the future of our country.”  gulp.


-of facebook (my love for-) by vastate
Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 16:15
Filed under: -of funny, -of jgrimsrud



Jill said on Facebook that you two are married.  We need you to confirm that you are, in fact, married to Jill.

To confirm this relationship request, follow the link below:

The Facebook Team

good question, facebook team.  we’re new to this, but do many people actually receive false marriage claims?