GIFT GUIDE



03.20.06
TWEAKS
I haven't made any major updates to the site in quite a while, but I have just tweaked some of the content on lists, screenplays, links, and elsewhere. Take a look!

03.01.05
GIFT GUIDE
The most self-indulgent page on this self-indulgent web site gives my friends and family ideas guidance on what they can get me for a presents. Clothing sizes, hints on my likes and dislikes, and links to my favorite stores can be found here.

01.04.04
SITE MAKEOVER
After several years with the same stark layout for the site, I have created a new stark layout for the site that you will find fresh and boring all at the same time. Expect more tweaks in the near future, as I can never leave well enough alone.

12.28.03
BRENHOW GOES TO THE MOVIES
Years ago, I took advantage of the astonishing capabilities of the Internet Movie Database to build my own personal database of movies I had seen and rate each one on a scale of 1 to 10. Recently updated with the films I have seen in the 21st Century, this subjective and silly information is available here for your perusing pleasure.

10.26.03
JUVENILE HUMOR (20 YEARS LATER)
Back in the early '80s, my brother John and our neighborhood friends recorded an immature parody of the game show Press Your Luck on a portable tape recorder. I plopped it on an MP3 file and embedded it below. Click the player to hear the comedy:

Whammy! from KRA-Z

09.07.03
CALL ME ISHMAEL UPDATES
The official homepage for Call Me Ishmael Recordings has been updated with some new goodies. Fans of the decade-long series of Ishmael compilations should take a look.

08.15.03
LISTS
In this age of listmania, many have asked me why I have not used this Web site to fully document my strong and oh-so-correct opinions about music, movies, and television. I expect to alienate all of my friends and infuriate casual Web-surfers -- what could be more fun? Check back for future updates with funny lists and extensive commentary.

02.24.03
SCANNING MADNESS!
Technology moves so quickly! The scanner I bought five years ago is now sorely out of date, so I replaced it with an oh-so-affordable Epson scanner that allowed me to goose the quality of most of the snapshots in my photo section. I also took the opportunity to add several new pictures. Check 'em out!

10.24.02
MUSIC COLLECTION
I just made a text document detailing all of the CDs, records, and cassettes in my vast media collection, and now it's online. I can't imagine why you would want to see this, but here it is anyway.

06.04.02
PHOTO GALLERIES
Thanks to an upgrade of Photoshop, photo CDs and some free time, I am now able to present extensive galleries of stuff I have done recently, including a trip to Florida and a quasi-class reunion I helped organize.

12.14.01
BRENHOW GOES NASHVILLE
One wild night in 1997, I came home to find my roommate (reclusive genius "The Kid") noodling with his guitar and a four-track recorder. He told me to "sing something" and I was just pickled enough to sing a country-and-western version of Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me. I recently tracked down a copy of the recording, which I now present to you as a streaming MP3. Click the player below:

Pour Some Sugar On Me by The Kid featuring Brendan Howard

02.25.01
HOME FRONT
I wrote this story immediately after the Gulf War, and it's bizarre that it now reads like a period piece. An early version was published in a journal called Earthwords when I was in college, and almost immediately I became disenchanted with it. I'm slightly more proud of this revision, which preserves the imagery I liked and eliminated the unearned drama that ruined the first draft.

12.14.00
ROLLOVER
Essay or short story? I didn't know what form this one would take until it was done; ultimately, I decided this twentysomething meditation on how it felt to be single when the year 1999 became 2000 should be an essay. It might be a nonfiction story. You decide!

08.08.00
PHOTOS
When I was back in Omaha last week, I ransacked my mom's cupboard of snapshots for more historic (and hysterical) photos of me and my family. Click here to see the zany hairstyles.

06.13.00
SQUINTING
A new short story inspired by the charming people I've seen on the sands of Revere Beach. Thanks to Aimee Welch-Miller for urging me to keep working on this one.

06.11.00
JUVENILIA BONANZA!
Want to see what a bad writer I used to be? Want to see a poem in the shape of a lighthouse? Click here to see my cheap imitation of Star Wars and various works that were published in my high school literary magazine.

06.06.00
RIP TAPIOCA: THE THIRD BOOK
Completists of the world rejoice! The full trilogy is now online for your delight. This is the final chapter of the Rip Tapioca saga, and the longest one by a mile. You can learn the shocking secret of Pat Sajak and watch George of the Gelatin-Brains fall in love with an unlikely member of the fairer sex.

05.29.00
RIP TAPIOCA: THE SECOND BOOK
While the middle installment of my adolescent sci-fi trilogy is still dripping with amateurish gags and '80s sensibilities, I'm fairly proud of it as a work. Here's the full text for your delight.

05.26.00
PHOTOS
Are you ready to see some ridiculous pictures of yours truly? I've posted a number of pictures of me with my friends and family, and hope to have more in the future.

05.14.00
RIP TAPIOCA: THE FIRST BOOK
I've just posted the complete text of a foolish sci-fi comedy novella that I composed in study hall when I was a high school student. Expect to find gobs of '80s nostalgia that seemed really topical when I was writing it.

03.27.00
WWW.BRENHOW.COM
I must be really bored, because you can now access this dopey personal homepage using the simple domain name www.brenhow.com. Hardcore typists may continue using the old URL.


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