Sunday, December 28, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
here is the thing: i mostly sleep. because i am a fucking cat.
here are some places i like to sleep:
in the dryer
on the tv
on the computer monitor
other things i enjoy doing include: stretching, walking/perching on tv and computer monitor, looking out windows, trying to escape my apartment, taking really long pees, and scratching bitches.
things i will never do include: save british children, invite clementine or saber over (thanks brian and josephine), forget upton.
i am pretty happy here at 2016 banita street apartment 4, but i wish i could go outside. jo says that she will get me a collar and then we'll see. but jo is a pirate hooker. she feeds me twice a day which is sweet, but i was getting a little hefty there for a while. so now she starves me and makes me run on treadmills. yeah. that's true.
time to go sleep. bye bitches. don't ever forget: I WILL KILL YOU.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
josephine is scanning a ton of pictures for me right now. this one is the best. this is us in san fran. they wouldn't give us the big pizza so we got that one. no kidding. we are fucking awesome. more to come over at my blog. there are a ton!
Monday, December 15, 2008
So any plans for New Years Eve? I'm ganna make a mixed cd.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
right now i'm feeling a little daunted by the prospect of getting a loan and putting all my eggs into remote oversees tourism. but, that aside, i'm in a really good place. dru and i are both committed to Hostel Takeover, and we can make it happen.
sweet name huh?
i'm obviously sad about ending this 6 year stretch, but as many of the authors on this blog know, it is about time. i'm 24. so a 1/4 of my life has been inside this loop. i don't regret staying. even after seeing cotten, dru, lauri, max, kevin, zero, micha, dan and others go, i knew i would leave when it was my time. that time is now. i think this is the waning of my time here and that is the best time to leave. i think i would be bitter and unhappy if i were to see my 7th fall semester begin in nac.
let's talk about epicness. no- fuck talking- let's enact epicness. i want my going away party to be spoken of in the same breath as mabeufapooza, the tickle me elmo craze and the sacking of rome. currently i only have me getting kicked out of the FB on the agenda. but we can work on it over the next few weeks.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Vinnie Jones, actor and former soccer star, was arrested early Friday morning in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
According to reports the arrest was to due to an incident at a local bar when apparently Jones got involved in an "extremely bloody fight."
Jones suffered some injuries in the fight. He was smacked in the face with a beer mug causing his nose to bust open during the fight. Jones went to the local hospital for his injuries.
Jones was booked for misdemeanor simple assault and the other individual in the fight was booked for felony aggravated assault.
Vinnie posted a $400 bond and the other guy is still in jail.
For someone with a history of violence, such as when he was found guilty of assaulting a neighbor, let's see if the judge will be lenient on Jones.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
im doing a project that will revolve around this idea for typography so i cranked one out real quick.
and comment with some suggestions of top tens youd like to hear.
micky do some when you can.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
has anyone been on the amtrak before? any tips? not that i need any really, seeing as how i have the new kanye album.
can you say (multiple) brewery tours? can you say snow?! can you say 3 days off of work? can you say anymore?
other title options:
its not gay unless the balls touch
the only way i can talk to aaron is by posting fark links
i dont get good guitar in my life now that chris is in the desert
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Anyway, I wanted to post my new address for those of you who might want to write me letters and send me things (thanks Sarah, Josephine, Katie! Sorry I fail at writing back. I'll write you letters in January.) such as say, birthday cards, when I get back up here. New address is: 8864 United Lane Apt. 4, Athens, OH 45701.
Also I will be in Texas this weekend. Let us make with the feasting and the merriment!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
i want to come to nac for new years, but not unless you guys are planning on being there and getting together.
if you all want to carpool and drive 2 hours to Humble, we could have a party there in a big friendly house with lots of space, a fire pit, and beds/couches to crash on. just throwing that out there.
let me know when something transpires.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
sautee baby portabellas, garlic and basil, with cream - pass
blend potatoes, salt pepper, garlic powder, and stick of butter - pass
pan fry ribeye in olive oil - pass
mashed potatoes on plate - pass
steak on plate - pass
mushroom cream sauce on steak - pass
eat said foods - pass
clean dirty dishes - pass
add fresh tomatoes, i chopped and set in the fridge to keep cold, to the top of my delicious meal - epic fail :(
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
One of the lawyers I work for has a son in a fraternity. They were "dicking around" and this happened. Apparently the handle broke off and shot into this guys head. daaaaaang. Luckily it just went through skin so no worries. YIKES.
his words in the email forwarded to me to his father; "Remember I told you the story about the two Beta seniors fucking around with a knife, and blade flew out...look where it ended up. "
Pretty sweet moment of my life right there.
Monday, November 10, 2008
so as i was about to go to bed i realized i hadn't seen george in a while. i feared that he might be outside (yes he is a domesticated creature now) but knew that he is a good hider so he might bre inside, and that he could handle it if he was outside, and i gave up looking for him.
i went to bed, and before i fell asleep, brian came and brought me to the laundry room. because he had found george. in the dryer. i had left my clothes in there, and the door open, so i guess he decided to make himself at home in there among the clean, yummy clothes. he was cleaning himself and as brian tried to take a picture he got up and started to come out, and thus the picture on the sidebar. <--------
the moral of this story is that george is the CUTEST THING ever.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
it's been awhile since i've posted in this so i figured now's the time.
one. i had a dream a couple of nights ago. i guess more of a nightmare than a dream. i've been having lots of crazy dreams lately. but this one tops the list. i was somewhere outside with a lot of strangers and i looked up and perched on a telephone wire was this monkey vampire looking thing. like it was the size of a human, had fur and a tail, and the face of a vampire. first there was just one of them and then a lot more came jumping out of i don't know where, i guess air, and they were all perched like birds. that was basically the dream. i made myself wake up.
two. ryan and i were at heb, standing in line and ryan picks up a tabloid and starts flipping through it. there was a story about my monkey vampires that i just dreamt about. insane. they're called popabowas. and the article had illustrations. EXACTLY what they looked like in my dreams. except these ones had wings. the ones in my dream could have had wings. they just weren't spanned out. seriously. popabowas. the article said they mainly stalk men's dreams. i think mine really tried to get to ryan but instead got me. but seriously, wtf?
three. is anyone else scared, because i am.
four. i've been wanting cowboy boots for awhile now. i was just going to pay way too much for some at some vintage shop, but the world loves me. we walked outside to go across the street to the gas station to buy some cigarettes and there were a pair of black cowboy boots by the dumpster. yes, i took them. yes, they're about one size too big. yes, i'm wearing them right now. with socks, of course. i don't know what kind of weird fungus the previous owner had. but anyways, life loves me and my new boots.
five. i finally started my new job at the restaurant, fiddler's hearth. it's kind of slow right now because it's a new restaurant. but it's cool. and i got to play with medicine balls today. the work out kind. they're heavy. but yeah. come to austin. come to the restaurant and tip me mad.
six. i miss everyone. tons.
seven. this is the first time in my life that i am not going home for thanksgiving. sad. i miss my family.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
top 5 weakerthans songs:
1. left and leaving
2. the reasons
3. plea from a cat named virtue (because it makes me think of dijon)
4. night windows
these are subject to change. feel free to comment.
top 5 pixies songs: (because i said this at the harp and i strongly believe it and it needs to be in writing)
2. where is my mind
5. gouge away
high five to rabbit for graveyard shifts and news reports from the transgender department.
my favorite college professor is writing a book about pop culture and he wants to me read the first two chapters he's written. he's written more, but he just wants my opinion on the first two i guess. i'm pretty much the most excited i've ever been. this guy is the reason i want to be a teacher more or less.
and in 18 days i get to see my family for the first time in 9.5 months. be excited for me.
I MISS YOU GUYS.
i'm going to try to get andrew to answer my phone calls and maybe we can make a trip over there.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Around 4pm or so I was in the office in the English building, trying to do some work, and I decided to go get some coffee and see if it was starting to get weird outside. Turns out, they block off the main drag of town early in the day and have bands and such playing. This band was playing "Bulls on Parade" when I walked up. And the lead singer was wearing a Hulk Hogan outfit. Woot.
I eventually went downtown at like 7:30 or so, and it was staring to pick up. I was with my friend Ali and two of her friends - one was in from New York, one was in from L.A. I felt fancy, partying with rich socialites. There were some McCain/Palin supporters on this balcony, yelling down at the people walking by. I couldn't tell if it was a costume or not. Eventually I went to a party being thrown by one of the second-year grad students. There was a band playing in the carport under the house, a fire, pretty girls and lots of drinking. We headed back to the wild block party around midnight, and had probably gotten twice as packed compared to when I had been there earlier. Here are some pictures of some of the people I was traveling around with, one of whom was a Sarah Palin with a sash that said "Miss Alaska" and a shirt that said "Miss Guided, Miss Ogynist, Mistake" on it. And yes, my phone's camera sucks at night pictures. OH WELL.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
the pair were axed because of NBC’s “frustration with the creative direction of the show.” Financial concerns might have also played a part in duo’s firing;the word is episodes were costing over their $4 million budget.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I'm growing a Moustache. That's right I'm bringing the Mo back because I'm passionate about tackling men's health issues and being proactive in the fight against prostate cancer.
To donate to my Mo you can either:
- Click this link https://www.movember.com/us/
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- Write a check payable to the ‘Prostate Cancer Foundation', referencing my Registration Number 1827896 and mailing it to:
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The money raised by Movember is donated directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation which will use the funds for high-impact research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.
Did you know:
- Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the US with one in six American men developing the disease and more than 28,000 men dying of the disease every year.
- African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease and should have regular annual testing starting at 45. All other men should commence testing at 50.
- Prostate cancer is 90% curable if detected and treated early.
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read it if you want to.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I can haz vote? Yeah, I voted Green for Congress. What of it? (Though I was tempted to vote for Charlie Wilson and Jimmy Stewart because of their names.)
After I voted, I was told I had a "voting glow", but it might be the fact that it was 42 degrees outside.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
2. obama/begich victory
3. stevens guilty
well my friends, check off #3!!!!!! stevens was found guilty, and white that is in no way (read:zip zilch zero none) a guarantee of begich's victory on the 4th, it certainly keeps him from head-shot that an innocent verdict would have been.
call and congratulate mabeuf!!
the streets of nacogdoches will run with the booze of today's victory in alaska and the rest of the world!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Who is driving to the finals?
did i mention that nothing else matters right now? that this is it? biggest month of the year.
suena. grita. cree.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Somebody's Always Killing Their Loved Ones
When the zombies come for us,
with their rotten meat stench and paralytic shuffle,
I'm afraid we'll have to break up.
Not because I'll feel less of an attraction to you
or we'll argue about who gets to use the chainsaw,
but because I know that we'll inevitably be locked
in a room together in some abandoned warehouse,
strip mall, or grocery store. And you know how it is
in the movies, when the intrepid survivors find themselves
trapped in a room, doors and windows securely boarded up -
somebody, a mother, a best friend, a lover, is always hiding
the fact that they've been bitten.
I'd rather succumb to the zombie hordes outside and let
myself become a part of the mindless zombie oblivion
than have to kill you. Or, if I'm the one lying about the blood
seeping through the leg of my pants, I wouldn't want
you to shoulder that burden.
Yes, I know that our self-preservation instincts will overcome
our love for one another. You'll trip over something grotesque
and I'll think for a minute of saving you, maybe, but the zombies
will be right behind us. Better you just head north, and I'll make
for the coast. In a few years after this all blows over,
perhaps we'll agree to meet in Poughkeepsie and talk about old times
and laugh about how stupid those zombies were.
these guys are awesome. i would've just gotten angry. they saw the complete and utter lack of brains in this dude and decided to poke some fun at him. he's worthless, meaning not worth getting my undies in a bunch over. unfortunately, i have temper issues.
I didn't have as much experience as some other applicant.
I am so sick of being a fucking writing tutor. I hate it. I've outgrown it or it's outgrown me, whatever. I need something more related to counseling and helping others (with LIFE problems, not writing papers).
I hate life at this moment.
I want to cry, but I'm at my stupid writing center job, where I make very little money and am beginning to hate every stupid fucking freshman and ESL student that walks in here. Fucking bucket heads.
I want a beer.
"the daily show is actually more conservative than the colbert report"
"no, the colbert report is. colbert is really the most conservative person on tv, and he's just fooling everyone."
about palin "i don't like 'that' woman. not that i'm anti-women, but i don't like her......if a woman is president, i'm moving to canada."
and then i kinda had to focus on my mouth staying closed.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Also, this article
Memorable lines include:
"I got a decent sample anyway: half men, half women, half white; a third were over 50, and I'm pretty sure 12% were gay, even if 4% were probably denying it to themselves."
"I was told by the very nice election-board workers that in-person early voters come in two varieties: the superinformed and the people Obama supporters pick up off the streets and throw into a van. You can tell the difference mainly by smell."
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The weather has been consistently chilly; the days that I'm not forced to wear a hoodie, it gets up to maybe the mid-eighties range. Those days are pretty rare though. This is the kind of cold weather I like, and I realize now that in the past when I've claimed that I prefer the cold to the heat, this is the cold I was thinking of. I honestly have very little scope of what I'm going to be getting into in the winter here. I have the feeling that once I'm in it for a few months and forced to be up to teach at nine in the morning, I'll not enjoy the cold as much as I once thought. For now, I'll enjoy the "cold" weather and beautiful surroundings while I can still get away with not wearing a hat and gloves. I hope you enjoyed this little reflective piece/minor update on my life in Ohio. HERE ARE PICTURES.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
i do. maybe this is good, and helps me process information/plots, and also my own feelings/happening, and maybe it's bad, and keeps me from delving into other characters instead of "losing myself on books" which is i think the point of some books. and movies.
anyway. i just finished reading the poisonwood bible and it made me think of sam a lot. first of all, it criticizes religion a lot, which obviously sam was down with. secondly, the loss of a character and the reaction of others (no i'm not giving anything away- it's mentioned pretty early on) was remarkably similar in many ways to my experience with sam's death. mostly the part where they have to tell another character about it. granted, it was in africa. and the person did not die in nearly the same way. but still. i think death and the reactions to it are pretty universal. they differ in manifestation but not really in the basics.
i know this is vague, but i think everyone should read the book and i don't want to give it away. and i know it's sad, but i have come to the conclusion that i should be less afraid to make people feel sad when i talk about it because i effing need to talk about it. anyway, i kind of had to get that out, because i finished the book and had to go directly to class and take a quiz so it wasn't really enough processing time.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
needless to say, i am cracking up.
also, i don't know if i'll be able to go to nac for halloween. the school i work for is having some fall fest or something and i'm having a hard time getting out of it because i'm "such a joy to work with."
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Google Stops You from Sending Mail You Will Regret
I thought of you when I read this because you have talked up the excellence of Google in the past.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
other than that, life is good. i'm sitting at clementine's coffee bar watching harold and maude on the patio, drinking a beer.
you're right brian. i do "know who my real friends are". andrew sir. you are out. unless you go move to new zealand with me.
everyone! i have written about this before. if you use internet explorer (IE) then:
i hate you and you are dumb.
please. think of the children and use either Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. don't use IE. it sucks and you will too.
please use this link to become smart.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
i think we need a new social contract. i mean, honestly...when was the last time anyone thought about revising the old lass... french revolution? communism? i feel like im watching a dogfight: politicians are the dogs, ceo's are the gamblers, and the rest of us are zombies.
I'm beginning a job as a waitress this week. I have never waited tables before, but I have to go through a really thorough training program first. I'm so nervous. What if I drop a tray? Or spill something all over my customers?
It has cooled down a lot here in Dallas which is very exciting for me. Autumn is my favorite season. I feel inspired and ready for change.
What are you guys looking forward to in the next few months? I mean, besides Halloween which is the greatest holiday ever.
some of you may have noticed that i haven't been around very much in the last few weeks. i'm at once trying to save money and travel every weekend (as it turns out). so my time at the FB is being sacrificed. i'm also going to substitute playing video games for social interaction. that being said- i love you all.
Monday, October 6, 2008
and look out for TR2N in 2010 with jeff bridges returning woooot!!!!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
when the guy connected my tv robinhood men in tights was on, i love that movie.
i threw even on moffit park today, including birdies on 15 and 16 that crushed my brother's last glimmer of hope. eye of the tiger picture yourself achieving cant teach heart.
mike: mrs. baird's fruitpies
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
MONROE, Wash. – In a move that could be right out of a Hollywood movie, a brazen crook apparently used a Craigslist ad to hire a dozen unsuspecting decoys to help him make his getaway following a robbery outside a bank on Tuesday. He then made his escape in an inner tube on the Skykomish River.
The robbery happened about 11 a.m. on an armored truck guard at a Bank of America branch.
"He was wearing a dust mask, a particle mask. At first I thought it might be a surgical mask. I still didn't think anything was wrong, just unusual. Then I noticed he had a pump sprayer," said Mitch Ruth, who had looked out his office window and noticed the man walking into the bank.
9/30/08: Bank car robber escapes on Skykomish River
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The robber sprayed the guard with pepper spray, grabbed a bag of money the guard was carrying and ran about 100 yards to the creek that runs into the Skykomish River, shedding clothes as he ran.
But apparently, the robber had planned ahead. In case anyone was hot on his trail, he had at least a dozen unsuspecting decoys waiting nearby, which he recruited on Craigslist.
An armored car sits outside a Bank of America branch in Monroe, Wash. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. Police say a man tried to rob the car, then jumped into a creek that led to the Skykomish River.
"I came across the ad that was for a prevailing wage job for $28.50 an hour," said Mike, who saw a Craigslist ad last week looking for workers for a road maintenance project in Monroe.
He said he inquired and was e-mailed back with instructions to meet near the Bank of America in Monroe at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He also was told to wear certain work clothing.
"Yellow vest, safety goggles, a respirator mask… and, if possible, a blue shirt," he said.
Mike showed up along with about a dozen other men dressed like him, but there was no contractor and no road work to be done. He thought they had been stood up until he heard about the bank robbery and the suspect who wore the same attire.
From there, the cook made his watery escape in a creek that dumps out into the Skykomish River. One witness said the robber swam away, but another said he used an inner tube to get away.
"We did get an inner tube that was about 200 yards from the place where he entered the water and took that for evidence," said Debbie Willis, Monroe Police.
Investigators believe accomplices could have picked the robber up at a nearby boat launch or park.
The FBI is helping Monroe Police trace the ad and want to talk to anyone who responded.
"Any piece of information anyone has could be the piece of the puzzle we need to apprehend the suspects," said Debbie Willis, Monroe Police.
Some Monroe residents, while not endorsing what the robber did, are somewhat amused.
"Creative. Not a right way of doing it, but creative," said Monroe resident Byron Bevard.
"I grew up in LA and I never heard of anything so crazy in my life," said resident Sarah Vazquez.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10, wearing a dark blue shirt, jean shorts and a mask.