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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
12:42 am
If you ever listened to punk music, then go check out the Henry Rollins episode of WTF with Marc Maron.

Incredibly inspiring.  One of the most memorable parts was when he was talking about how much he has changed.  I love that he is interested in "what I can learn, what I can think, and what I can do."  It'll make more sense once you listen.

Current Mood: melancholy
Sunday, June 12th, 2011
2:46 am
Giving back.
I love when homeless people try to give back to society.  We have someone in our town who will try to "sell" you flag pins.  By sell I mean hand you one and expect payment.  This evening he tried to get me to take a tiny flag glued to a toothpick.  For being what it was it was very well made, but I wasn't carrying any cash.  I held up my had and told him, "no thanks!"

His reply: It's ok, I still love you.

And mine: I love you too, man.

Not sure where that came from but it made me smile at least.

I'm reminded of the time I was visiting someone in Chicago.  We were holding hands and waiting at a cross walk and not really paying attention to the people around us.  A guy approached us from behind and say, "You too sure look like you are in love."  At this point we turned around at gave him our attention as he continued, "maybe you need one of these to celebrate!" 

"One of these" as it turns out, was an immaculately crafted crown.  Made from a Burger King crown, a glue stick, and a whole lot of glitter.  Now I'm sort of having reverse buyers remorse.  Perhaps I won't act so hastily in the future.

Current Mood: amused
Friday, November 21st, 2008
1:12 am
I'm glad I still remember my password.  I just read my last few entries.  I sound kind of depressed.  I'm glad I'm not like that now.  I think I'll start writing in here every once and a while, not like every 2 years while though.

Life is good.  I'm back in school.  Studying the math.
Monday, April 24th, 2006
6:16 pm
Why is this happening to me?

Current Mood: confused
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
2:25 pm
This news just in: the DMV actually does suck.
Now I know why people hate the DMV. I have never ever had a problem there until today. I even brought a funny book that I am reading and was enjoying myself until I got to the head of the line.

So here is my story: I lost my drivers license two weeks ago today. I would have gotten a replacement much sooner, however given my work schedule the only day off I have that coincides with the DMV being open is Monday, and the last Monday I had off was apparently a national holiday. "Why didn't you just go before or after work?" Well, that is a good question, I work from 8 - 5 on weekdays, and the DMVs hours are from 8:30 - 4:30. When are people supposed to even go in there?

So I get to the front of the line and I had filled out a change of address form because I had moved since I got my last license. "That's the wrong form, sweetie." No problem, there are only 3 people in line, I'll go sit down and fill out the right one. Next time I get to the clerk, she checks the mail with my new address, and then autographs all the paper work, then she tells me I can't get another license since they "surrendered my right to drive to the state of Kansas." That's a simple mistake.
"Oh, no I moved from Kansas to New York, you took my Kansas drivers license when I got one here."
"It says you got a KS drivers license in September 2002."
"No, I think that is when I got my NY license."
"Actually it says here, that you did get a New York license in August 2002, but then surrendered your rights to KS in September '02."
"No that's wrong." First of all why the hell would I get a New York license for one month, does that sound dumb to anyone else? She then told me that I had to call the DMV in KS and have them send something that proves I had a license there.
"Well what is the fax number here so I can have them send it?"
"You have to have them mail it to you."
"Ahh, so I have to go another 2 weeks without a license?! That's just great." I can't buy beer or cigarettes since everyone checks my ID. As I'm walking out I ask if I can just take the drivers test again.
"No, it doesn't work like that."

After I had already gotten into the car I realized that this situation is some sort of bureaucratic trap. The NY DMV knows that I have had both a NY state license and a Kansas license (in fact they think I have had 2 of those!). Yet they want me to give them a piece of information about a license that I never actually had. How dumb.

When I get home I call the KS DMV, they say that they "surrendered my driving rights to New York in August 2002." After that they have no record of me having a license from Kansas after that.
Awesome. "Can I call you from the DMV here and have you tell them that?"
"Yes of course."

So I go into my old tax files, and my W2 from 2002 which shows that I was a resident of New York at the end of 2002. I drive back down to the DMV with this new information. I get a different lady, thank god. She tries to tell me the same thing, I show her my W2 and tell her that her computer is wrong. She checks with some other lady, that lady tells my clerk to call some office. She does. After her phone call she tells me that I have to write and sign an affidavit saying that I never moved back to KS. She fills out some other form has me sign it and faxes it to god knows where, and tells me that I can come back in 48 hours. Which I obviously can't since I'll be at work.

I did all of this without raising my voice. Go me.

So now I still can't get drunk until Monday night, which would be dumb to do since I have to work Tuesday at 8 AM anyway. And all of this is because the DMV fabricated some event that never happened. No one, not even once, said they were sorry about this.

Current Mood: pissed off
Monday, August 29th, 2005
2:46 pm
I had a dream that you could buy Moxie at the grocery store here. It was glorious.

Current Mood: disappointed
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
3:25 am
Sometimes, when I am really happy, I skip
I really do.
I was very happy today.
Alas, there was no skipping. Sorry to bring your hopes up and dash them quite expertly.

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
3:55 am
Peanuts and Pop Rocks
They make a great bed time snack.

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
5:41 am
So I just saw Cowboy Bebop for the first time ever. It was pretty funny. Maybe I have just always been biased toward anime so I couldn't bring myself to watch it. But I enjoyed thiswhich I will LJ cut because I'm just rambling.Collapse )

I think that is so great. That is how you should live your life, do what needs to be done, but really, in Spike's words, "Whatever happens, happens."

Current Mood: exhausted
Saturday, May 21st, 2005
2:39 pm
Weird stuff likes to happen to me. I was just putting on my new shoes and then I looked down and my hand was covered in blood. I don't think I got any blood on the shoes, but I don't know because they are mostly black with a little red.

Two days ago, I gave money to a homeless guy in a wheel chair. Then I kept walking and some random dude takes a break from showering his gorgeous girlfriend with attention to say to me, "Hey man, that was beautiful." I just smiled, partly out of shock and partly so I didn't laugh. That was not what I was expecting to happen.

Current Mood: relaxed
Friday, March 4th, 2005
5:05 am
I'm the luckiest boy in the world!
Karma does exist! Gwar was moved to the Fifth. So therefore, this weekend looks like this:

Rookie + Jon Stewart + GWAR + [adult swim] + Season 1 of Arrested Development + No work on Saturday + a big bag + a tiny bit of alcohol = Happiness

Lets just add me to the equation:

Zeke + Rookie + Jon Stewart + GWAR + [adult swim] + Season 1 of Arrested Development + No work on Saturday + a big bag + a tiny bit of alcohol = Zeke + Happiness

I like the looks of that.
Friday, February 25th, 2005
7:05 am
Ahh, the good old days.
If you were looking for evidence on why Rookie and I are the greatest, look no further.

Peter Flynn MD (8:09:56 PM): can rookie come out to play?
Horrible Blob (8:10:03 PM): no he is grounded
Peter Flynn MD (8:10:11 PM): oh dear
Peter Flynn MD (8:10:24 PM): is it because he wouldn't finish his vegtables?
Horrible Blob (8:10:32 PM): that is exactly the reason
Peter Flynn MD (8:10:47 PM): but but
Peter Flynn MD (8:11:05 PM): Mrs. Rookie, please!


Peter Flynn MD (8:19:33 PM): oh hi
Horrible Blob (8:20:11 PM): oh hello peter flynn md
Peter Flynn MD (8:20:36 PM): Your mother tell me you haven't been eating your vegetables.
Horrible Blob (8:20:56 PM): it's true. i haven't. *kicks dirt on ground*
Peter Flynn MD (8:21:28 PM): In order to grow up to be a strong young man you really should eat 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

[01:02:18] Quiz Kid Patrick: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

[01:02:27] Quiz Kid Patrick: hHAHAHAHAHHAHAAH
did that really happen?!
[01:02:43] horribleblob: hhHAHAHAHAH yup

Current Mood: amused
5:40 am
The most powerful thing you can do is say, "fuck the system," before being drowned out. Once you figure out how to make things work you get placated.
4:15 am
Fuck you, Reality.

Current Mood: I think that about sums it up
Thursday, February 24th, 2005
3:58 pm
I just ate a Butterfinger miniature that was stored in a bag of Winterfresh gum for about 3 months. It tasted minty.

Current Mood: hungry
Saturday, January 8th, 2005
3:55 pm
so, I threw up in the kitchen sink yesterday.

Being sick is so weird. I haven't been sick in.... a long time, I wasn't ill at all in '04. It was almost like being on drugs, because I just felt completely different and not regular. I actually had to call into work to tell them that I couldn't drive because as soon as I got out of bed I had to rush to the toilet to drop a barf. I'm feeling much better now, I haven't been feeling barfy, just a little uncomfortable in the stomach area. I might have to go into work today, but that is a story for another day. Now it is time for a short nap.
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
7:05 am
Can you say mood swing?
ok, even after having one of the most miserable nights on record last night, I can honestly say that today was one of the greatest days of my life. The highest highs come with the lowest lows, it's just weird to have them so close together.

I got to sleep until 3 PM, which I needed. I should be sleeping now actually, I have to work. Stupid holiday, interfering with my work schedule :)

My parents are out of town and so my sister and I had to scrounge up some dinner and we ended up getting friendlies because there were so many places closed. It turned out ok because we got it to go and brought it to our very family room to eat while we watched Arrested Development on the DVDs. I haven't laughed out loud so much in a long time. We watched two full disks of it and there was so much laughing between my sister and I. It also really helped to apreciate my family more, since you know it's a comedy about families and I watched it with my sister.
Saturday, January 1st, 2005
3:30 am
"Don't you feed me lines about some idealistic future. Your heart won't heal right if you keep tearing out the sutures"
I've been listening to this song for the past three and a half hours on repeat. I took two breaks, one was to listen to Duran Duran - Notorious once and the second was to have a cigarette and listen to the Postal Service in my car (it was a mistake to listen to songs 1 and 4 on that CD). I wish I had a Kate or a Kevin or a Rookie or a Yarrow here. These are the only people that I feel really know me and the shit I've been through and also still care about me. I haven't felt this bad in a long time.

I was talking to someone and she was telling me a story about one of her friends and the friend's boyfriend and it triggered thoughts about a certain someone. I mean, I have thought about her a lot in the however long it's been, but it hasn't been this bad in months (shit, I just looked at a calendar, it's been five months and 28 days since I felt this bad, and damn that was an ugly day). It just seems so fucked up how we could have had such a strong bond that was never supposed to be broken (at least that is what she told me even after we weren't dating anymore) and that it could turn into nothing. I have so much to say, but I need to stop. I just hate the feeling like I'll never be in love with anyone else again. If she can do it then I should be able to do it also (too bad there is no one for me to even try to do it with, or even... anyone who could comfort me for the time being). I've just got to stop making mistakes. Go me.

Don't stop believin' hold on to that feeling.
Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
4:01 am
I take a breath and pull the air in 'til there's nothing left -or- Something about danger stuff
Nostalgia is a bitch.

I regret to inform you all that I have to move back to Massachusetts. I'm taking a few courses this upcoming semester here in Ithaca. After that, I'm going to Massachusetts. I don't want to talk about it now.

However, let it be said that I can't go much longer without a weekly TV party. And it shall be great with the aid of a tivo.

P.S. being close to the school that I have earned most of my credits at will probably not be so bad either

Current Mood: fucking tired
Thursday, December 9th, 2004
6:42 pm
It's just a two letter word, why is it so hard to say?
I can't say no, I just agreed to work for someone on Sunday. I didn't really want to take it because I'm working Sunday from 12 until 5 already, so I'll be working a 14 hour day, and I'll miss the best day of the week for Adult Swim. But I could use the money, it is almost Xmas. I just need to be more assertive. That will be the third shift that I am covering (three different people) in a 5 day period.

People are people so why should it be that you and I should get along so awfully?

Current Mood: disappointed
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