Archive for December, 2002

don’t be a stranger!

Monday, December 16th, 2002 at about 10:08 pm

don’t be a stranger!

Cordelia has reminded me of how many girls there are in our grade. And I deserved it, too.

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Weekend Update

Monday, December 16th, 2002 at about 7:34 pm

Weekend Update

A quick summary of the weekend:

Friday: Stud Prod. The plays were good. Cordelia was in the last one, and she did a wonderful job. Hey play was probably the best, or at least the least serious. Sara’s turned out decently as well. At first it seemed like it was going to be overbearing and amateur, but it progressively got better. By the end I was thoroughly enjoying myself.

After the plays I called my dad and Mark and I walked down to the Union to get picked up. I went to his house to spend the night. We walked over to Pages for All Ages around 10:30, and sorta wandered around that whole area for an hour or so. We discovered a doorbell in the back of the Regency, and found a way onto the roof of the senior citizen’s center/home/thing. It was really tempting to go up there, but we might have woken someone up, and would have looked amazingly like burglars. Later we went to the gas station; I got some candy and Mark got a Sobe. Then we walked back to his house. Watched Freddy Got Fingered, and went to bed.

Saturday: Woke up around 7:30 at Mark’s house, laid in bed for a while. Got driven home a little before 9. Fitzed around the house for a long time, didn’t really do anything. That night I watched Mr. Deeds with the family. We rented M*A*S*H too, but I’m not sure when we’ll watch it.

Sunday: Tried to go to church, but for some reason there didn’t seem to be a service at the time we were there. They may have changed hours from what we were going off of, though. So my mom and I went home, picking up a paper on the way. Later that day I went to Walmart with my dad and sister, looked at DVD players for a good hour before concluding that there wasn’t anything worth buying there. We’ve got to go to Circuit City. Got some food, and came home. Homework. Watched Alias and Malcom in the Middle simultaneously, which worked only so well. Sleep. I thought about a lot of things as I lay in bed, but instead of tossing and turning I lay very still. It was calming. Eventually I got to sleep.

I should find a date to the Winter Formal. *starts humming “American Music” by the Violent Femmes* But really, here’s the ideal opportunity to use that new-kid appeal. Plus I’m something of a slut, so I’d go with half the girls in the freshmen/sophomore grades. But most of the sophomores either don’t know me well enough or not at all. A good deal of the freshman think I’m too weird or I wouldn’t want to go with. And yet there are still about a dozen girls I can think of. I should act rather quickly, methinks. But I don’t know what I’m talking about.

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the romantically tragic

Monday, December 16th, 2002 at about 7:00 pm

from last night

the romantically tragic

Ah, my stomach is starting to hurt. Proof that these antibiotics are working, I guess.

Background noise: Groove Armada, “Suntoucher.” Grooooooooovin’. Or maybe not, but it still sounds pleasant.

Another week and then winter break. Can’t wait, but at the same time I’m not too terribly concerned over the entire thing. It’ll be nice, but I don’t need a vacation. We haven’t had any time off since Thanksgiving, but that was only a few weeks ago. And I’ve fit in enough goofing off into my otherwise empty schedule so I’m not feeling overwhelmed or worn out. And that’s probably the wiser thing to do. It makes you feel important (or something) to run on empty and become… frayed. But it isn’t worth it. The romantically tragic no longer hold any allure.

Now I’m listening to Angels in Bondage. A horrible name, but the music is all right. Techno that’s pretty good, from mp3.com. I dunno if I should bring some in to run to in gym class. We need something, that’s for sure, ThePlanet is only so good for running to.

I was considering buying a whole lot of posters and using them all as wallpaper in my room. But I figured out that it would cost about $540 to buy them all, and I don’t have that kind of money to spend on wall decor. I doubt my parents would go for it, either. Perhaps I could do it slowly, in stages. Not sure.

I think I’ll go to sleep now.

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gut-wrenching

Thursday, December 12th, 2002 at about 9:10 pm

gut-wrenching

Today was basically just a series of narrowly averted bad occurrences. I lost my backpack, leaving it in the locker-room with my calculator and math textbook in it. But some kind soul picked it up and dropped it off at the Uni sports office, for which I am very grateful. I forgot to tell my mom that I had no way to get home today, and she was out when I called after school. Luckily I got a ride with Matt Freeman to Mark’s house, and then Mark drove me home. Matt’s mom is awesome, she laughed at all the stupid stuff we said. When I got home I was opening this thing that came in the mail that I ordered, and it suddenly dawned on me that since it was a Christmas present, I should probably be waiting for Christmas. I asked my mom and she said yes, I definitely should. So I gave her what was inside the UPS box (I hadn’t opened the box of the actual thing). So all these not-quite-terrible things didn’t even happen, so I guess I should be happy. Yes.

We watched this movie in Health called “Raging Teens.” Just sex ed in a weird form. We started the reproductive system two days after Dean left. That had to have been planned.

Doo dee doo doo dee… the random humming continues. It makes for good space filler during a suddenly silent conversation, but doesn’t translate into text so well.

I think we’re going to see The Two Towers next Thursday, Bro and Zuke and I. I dunno if Mark would come. Who knows? I can’t figure out what the hell he’d do in any situation.

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man of action

Wednesday, December 11th, 2002 at about 9:59 pm

man of action

Now is the time to strike! Action is required, and my window of opportunity is quickly closing. It’s a difficult business, however, and so I am not exactly sure as how to proceed. I’d better come up with a plan and execute it, though, because otherwise a year from now I’m going to be sitting around feeling sorry for myself, wondering what the fuck what wrong.

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because lithium is too expensive

Monday, December 9th, 2002 at about 9:47 pm

because lithium is too expensive

I spent the last 40 minutes trying to find a nice poem for English class. Half that time was spent rooting through boxes to find Where the Sidewalk Ends, which is the book of poetry which stands out most prominently in my memory of childhood poems. I also was kinda hoping I’d be able to find something that held a little meaning to even an older audience… and I did, maybe. After flipping through the book I’ve decided on a poem entitled “The Land of Happy.” It reads:

Have you been to The Land of Happy
Where everyone’s happy all day,
Where they joke and they sing
Of the happiest things,
And everything’s jolly and gay?
There’s no one unhappy in Happy,
There’s laughter and smiles galore.
I have been to The Land of Happy-
What a bore!

Whether such ideas hold true or not is something I haven’t quite decided. But, in interim, it makes for a rather interesting poem.

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only the masochist doesn’t kill himself

Sunday, December 8th, 2002 at about 10:13 pm

only the masochist doesn’t kill himself

Fell off my high horse today. Cried about it for a good 15 minutes before I could get back to doing my Chem homework. Which was part of the problem to begin with, so it may not have been wise to try to go and do it, but I was pressed for time.

Buck up, sunshine! I shouldn’t be so dreary. After all, what’s there to be upset about? Surprisingly little. But still, it’s all quite hard. So instead of focusing on all that upsetting stuff, let’s be optimistic! Sounds a lot like ignorance. But there I go again! So I’ll put the pedal (or perhaps the petal?) to the metal, so to speak, and get this life thing moving. The winning horse always has blinders on, after all. But at least tomorrow is another day.

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december cleaning

Sunday, December 8th, 2002 at about 1:17 pm

december cleaning

The old layout is going up for a bit. That Cobalt one didn’t quite cut it.

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intense

Sunday, December 8th, 2002 at about 1:11 pm

intense

Christmas season has beset us, and the frenzied consumerism chugs along to the backbeat of the ringing cash registers. But we wouldn’t have it any other way, would we? No, and I’m fine with it. It’s actually a nice reminder of the fact that I live a very good life… oh sure, there are things I want, but the fact that I have trouble coming up with a Christmas list is incredibly reassuring of the goodness of it all.

Hehehe… these things are so ridiculous:


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Friday night I went to the Solomono/Milemarker show at the IDF. It was all right, although I spent half the time not even listening to the music, but outside in the hall. And Milemarker weren’t as good as they were supposed to be. More entertaining than the music were James and Ryan, who were stoned out of their minds. James was actually OK, but Ryan, who I’d never met before, was completely gone. Maybe he’s normally a little spacey/weirder than hell, but he certainly was now. The tip off that they were high was when I noticed that they couldn’t coordinate a high-five. Ryan kept eating his Chaptstick, too, which is kinda disgusting. Ben and I were laughing our asses off.

Last night there was the salsa dance, which I didn’t go to. Cordelia and I were going to go and show off our wicked non-existent dance moves, but then she had other plans and I don’t think anyone else I would want to hang out with all night went, although I’m not sure. So I just hung out at home for most of the day then went over to Mark’s at 8 and watched Time Bandits. Same director as Brazil, which I neither liked nor, admittedly, understood. Bandits was all right, better than Brazil, but still completely ridiculous. The premise should give that away; it’s about a band of time-traveling midgets who stole a map of how to travel through time from God and are using it to steal other stuff. “Don’t touch it, it’s EEEVIL!”

Yesterday I also watched Trainspotting. It’s a pretty good movie, but slightly more horrific than the standard British street thug movie fare. But that may just be because my experience with them is limited to the likes of Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. If the baby hadn’t died I would have been able to take it a lot easier. But nevertheless, Trainspotting was enjoyable. It kinda forces you to choose Life, because otherwise you’re going to wind up lying face down on the floor in a puddle of your own vomit. Grizzly, but what a way to go.

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scientific progess goes “oh, shit”

Thursday, December 5th, 2002 at about 9:52 pm

scientific progess goes “oh, shit”

I was on a bit of a high for some of tonight, but it died off. So I guess I’ll just go have a pop tart and go to bed, then. I feel like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.

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