a look back at 2011: january

by Geoff Boucher
jan 1 – of my five new years resolutions, number one was not to buy a tv – success!

i also had a great idea to watch a movie a day and write a 1 sentence review – fail!

david bowie on snl
jan 2 – finally found a lost SNL david bowie performance that had resurfaced on Netflix

downtown la via an iphone
jan 5, while eating pho with Sarah i admitted the following
“im the only born again christian i know who has every bad religion record.”

not the bathroom
jan 8 – took a picture of the scandalous standard downtown bathroom where DJ Scott Sterling was jamming

jan 9 – a nice collection of my desks at work over the last 10 years

jan 10 – had a nice sushi lunch with jeanine, who i love

jan 11 – my boss told me to start losing weight, and write about it every day in the LA Times health blog. so i did.

it was also Ashley’s 24th birthday, who i miss a lot

jan 12 – i learn that all my favorite foods are bad for me & make me fat

jan 13 – my poops are showing me how much healthier i am

jan 14 – shepard fairey unveils a new print. i obey and buy one.

jan 15 – i start a regular stair climbing thing with the editor of livestrong, a gaucho

jan 16 – bears win the divisional playoff vs the seahawks. its 11 degrees at soldier field

jan 17 – “if Jesus was able to do everything he did and then peace out at such a relatively young age (especially compared to other bible characters, many of whom lived well past 100) then isn’t ‘old age’ exactly what we fear: worthless.”

sonic youth
jan 18 – it was 84 degrees, mlk day, and karisa wanted to go to the beach. thus, photo essay

jan 19 – i buy a scanner.

jan 20 – lindsay notices that im starving, and offers me some vegan pizza

jan 21 – i interview my stomach in the los angeles times and use this photo. women suddenly want to date me. sadly the photo is soon removed.

jan 22 – i see rock bands play in a museum

jan 23 – terry bradshaw thinks the bears can beat the packers at lambeau in the playoffs (terry aint bright).

jan 24 – i realize i subscribe to 25 magazines

jan 25 – ali and i see wanda jackson with jack white. great great show. i write about temptations on the la times.

jan 27 – so not tempted by these cupcakes

ali after monotonix
jan 28 – ali and i see monotonix at the echoplex, notice how her soul was refreshed by the experience. beforehand i got to interview the lead dude and print it in pop & hiss.

jan 29 – the first of many times in 2011 where i consider visiting chile