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Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
7:43 am
in addition to getting no sleep last night, I now have to endure overhearing a conversation based around the fact that my boss has never heard of the word 'syllabus'. never. ever. She didn't believe that it was an actual part of the english language, and she is now referring to it as a 'college word'. ar taert aert aert ar ar aert rgfh gh
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
2:32 pm
i name you destroyer......
so i just found out that as of january 1st i get 3 weeks of vacation.....this is a good thing. however, the fact that i've spent 5 years at this place is a bit nauseating. now its easy to see how some of my coworkers have been for for 25+ years. speaking of vacation, jess and i just booked our vacation for march. back to the UK and scotland fpr 10 days. im excited.....this trip will entail gills birthday, and little britain live. maybe we can go to wagamama for gills bday. were also renting a car, which seems like it will be an interesting prospect (what with all that other-side-of-the-road business). Im just excited to be going away with Jess.....not that we havent done alot of that this summer. It was a pretty ridiculously good summer......Ocean City 3 times, Canada, etc....now if only march could hurry up and get here
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
2:20 am
fuck why cant i sleep lately?
spamalot blew my mind in every possible good way.
jess' bday is today.
ocean city in a few hours. show at maxwells. stars, decemberists, and death cab on thursday (and maybe una pizza). hellfest weekend.

now if only i could sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Current Mood: restless
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
11:08 am
countdown t-minus......
7 hours until im out of here and packing for 2 days in ocean city. well, im sure my packing will be minimal at best....the weather is shaping up to be really nice, which rules cause for a while there it looked like nothing but rain. im just glad to get away for while with jess. itll be nice and relaxing.

Current Mood: chipper
Monday, June 6th, 2005
2:45 pm
taking drugs to make music to take drugs to...
fuck im tired. fell asleep with no blanket and the AC blazing, so i woke up all weird feeling. scratchy throat, kinda sore. what the fuck? tonight is lucero at the cafe, i have next to no interest in seeing them. tim'll be there to hang out though, so ill pop in for a bit. only a little over a week until ocean city!!! clorox girls, the observers, and selfish in DC on thursday! if gus reads this, he should call me. things are good, weather is nice, friends are good. i want to go back to the UK, hopefully jess and i will for Little Britain in March. zfdg fh dgbhzfnxvbnxv czvbcb so bored. hopefully jess and i will be residing down the shore within the next year.

Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, May 2nd, 2005
1:51 pm
and so it goes......
so in less than a week, I'll be 27. Surprisingly enough, I'm pretty OK with it. Maybe I've just come to terms with the aging process. Regardless, the majority of my friends are older than me anyways, so I have that going in my favor.
I got to see Marathon last Thursday.......definitely a fun set, although something has felt wrong the last few shows I've been to. As if we've all resigned ourselves to the shitty state of affairs that we find ourselves in. Honestly, I'll be the first one to admit that I've distanced myself from HC more than I ever have in the past.......rebirth my ass.
Im missing the Jesu / Isis tour in the Uk right now. Fuck. However there are a number of shows coming up in May...Eyehategod, the Death Fest, Ensign and Vision (on my Bday no less).

Im getting sick. I mean really, really sick. I woke up feeling vaguely shitty this morning, and as the day has progressed it's just gotten worse. Aches, pains, sinus congestion. Hopefully it passes before the weekend, and Jess doesn't catch it.

Speaking of Jess, we're in the process of renovating Brets old room. New paint, a thorough cleaning, and more space for stuff (of which we are both huge fans). Life is back to normal again. I have home, friends that care about me (new and old), and someone that cares about me AND takes care of me. It's been a long time since I've had a gave AND take....rather than just the give.

Seriously, fuck getting sick.

Current Mood: sore
Friday, January 14th, 2005
4:29 pm
1. Name 5 things (material) that you can not live without:
2. movies you have seen MORE THAN 10 times:
-say anything
-shaun of the dead
-texas chainsaw massacre
-day of the dead
-fight club
-eternal sunshine
-toy story

3. Your 3 favorite places in the world:
-vintage vinyl

4. 3 Places you'd like to go:

5. 3 Celebrities you'd like to have your way with:
-jessica stevenson
-kate winslet
-rachel goswell

6. Favorite brand name:
-fred perry

7. Favorite Food:

8. Favorite song at the moment:
-locust star - neurosis

9. Fave song of all time:
-be sweet - the afghanwhigs

10. Most influential Person in your life at this time:

11. Got siblings?

12. Name your 3 best traits:
-im funny
-im smart
-i can reach things on high shelves

13. 3 worst traits:
-need attention

14. Favorite website:

15. Where were you on 9/11?
-at work, and then driving home for 5 hours to make sure everyone was OK

16. Your view of the war:

17. Favorite Sports Team:
-NJ Devils

18. Righty or Lefty:

19. Do you speak any other languages besides english?

20. What did you wear to work today?
-black tshirt

21. Best day of your life to date:
-going to japan

22. Best date you ever went on:
-i don't know

23. Favorite Monument or Famous attraction:
-the oi polloi street sign we saw yesterday

24. Have you met any celebrities?
-jon stewart

25. Top 3 concerts youve seen:
-sheer terror

26. Pets?

27. Morning person or Night Owl?
-night owl

29. Current Job:

30. Do you expect to be there in 5 years:
-expect, yes. hope to be, no.

31. 3 favorite things in your closet:
-i dont have a closet

32. Plans for tonight:
-dinner of curry
-hang out at satan's

33. your worst fear?
-working for pathmark forever

34. Favorite dessert:
-creme brulee

35. have you ever been in love?

36. last movie you saw?
-house of flying daggers

37. last person you talked on the phone with?

38. last Instant message?
-jess edgeBREAK

39. favorite drink non alcoholic?
-water with lemon

40. alcoholic?

41. can you juggle?

42. favorite flower?

43. what are you listening to right now?

44. person who annoys you the most?

45. person who you can't live without?
Wednesday, January 12th, 2005
11:19 pm
watch out for the gootch
almost time to go home. i wish i could just bring certain things and people home with me, and then thngs would be amazing. naptime ahoy.
Monday, January 10th, 2005
12:17 am
almost gold
i have managed to eat curry or related food product at least once every day thus far. and i aim to continue said streak. im constantly overwhelmed by the charity of my friends here.........

Current Mood: thankful
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
2:19 pm
dear 2004.....
you can go fuck yourself. 2005 had better live up to some serious expectations at this point. 3 days until manchester. 13 days until im home again.

resolutions? sure!
1) hold tight to the friends i already have.....and mend whatever breaks may have occured
2) more mitsuwa
3) more driving
4) more travelling
5) less people who arent worth my time
6) more pizza
7) more school
8) less drama

seriously though, tons of people saved my life this year........katie, gus, jere, matt, mia jess, gill, marios, emma, eric, timo, cathy......thanks isnt enough.
Monday, December 20th, 2004
10:57 am
life lesson #213312561978
as soon as your friend says "hey, at least things cant get any worse", they usually will. and sometimes that involves getting into a car accident on your way home. less than 1/4 mile from your driveway. and with your car probably being totalled, or at the very least costing more than you have to fix it.

Current Mood: sick
Sunday, December 19th, 2004
2:44 pm
order from chaos....
fuck, nothings more sobering then having to wake up @ 5 am for work. especially when youve been riding a wave of good mood for the past few days. since the tire debacle on wednesday, things have been looking up. thursday i met up with sarah for dinner and ended up being suckered into shopping with her. friday i got to hang out with leigh and her husband all night.....i ended up helping her decorate a pirate cake.....i was up until 2.30 dying buttercream frosting various unnatural shades. talking to leigh again was really weird....we both fell into it like the past 3 years of NOT talking hadnt happened. i missed her, and it was nice to shit talk and gossip again. her husband steve is a really cool guy, and hopefully his stem cell treatments continue to help. saturday i was up entirely too early to go eat at culinary creations with matt and mia and then ended up at borders with them.....and now im here doing nothing. what a letdown.

now as soon as this holiday bullshit just gets itself over with, id be a happy man.

Current Mood: bored
Thursday, December 16th, 2004
3:24 pm
when it rains.....
just when you think shit is bad enough, something always comes along. for example......yesterday afternoon, around 4 or so, i decide to go to borders and maybe pick up some magazines. as i walk out to my car, i notice that its sitting a little funny. the front drivers side tire had basically disintegrated. so im stuck at my house with a flat and no spare. jeres at work until at least 7, matts out for the night with mia, and lord knows where eric is. not only that, i didnt have enough money to even pay for the new tire. fuck. so i spend the night trapped at home. then today, i get up early to have jere bring me to get a new tire, and it takes them over an HOUR to mount a new tire on my rim. between that and the joy of having to jack up a car on a gravel driveway, my past 2 days have pretty much sucked.....and i had to cancel my doctora appointment today due to the fucking people st strauss auto being completely incompetent.

today though i managed to get in touch with leigh....turns out her husband had a stem cell transplant, and things are looking good for him.......
Sunday, December 12th, 2004
8:36 am
malus vivendi
my work schedule really fucks up my internal clock......wednesdays feel like fridays, and saturdays feel like sundays. bizarre. somehow my airline tickets managed to get to my moms house in less than a day. i ordered them tuesday night at 10 pm, and they were at her house wednesday. only 24 days left til i leave. friday night was a good time, a bunch of us went to newark to get portugese food. much good food was eaten, and much sangria was imbibed. mike, cathy, jen and i must have polished off the last 2 pitchers in 5 minutes. went home, hng outa bit, and fell asleep. saturday i was up at 8, and went to culinary creations. i havent been there in ages, and ive forgotten how good it was. hung out some more that afternoon, then went to my moms house. took my nephew to see the incredibles, then went home. as much as i wouldve liked to be asleep earlier, i watched chasing amy and half of bottle rocket before i fell asleep at 11. eric came home at 3 with some girl, and decided to wake me up to see if i wanted to get food with them. i unfortunately had to turn down the invitation..........i havent seen jere all weekend, i think hes staying at lauras. which equals a little more privacy for me.

nows its not even 9 am at work, and ive been done since 7. and i have nothing to do until at least 11.30.

Current Mood: groggy
Friday, December 10th, 2004
11:07 am
theres nothing worse in the world then when people misinterpret your motives. actually, there is. when said person makes decisions that affect your life and theres nothing you can do about it. ive lost enough, i really didnt want to lose a friend as well........
Thursday, December 9th, 2004
12:52 pm
FAVORITE BOARD GAME:Monopoly or Scrabble. Or Life
FAVORITE SMELLS: kate spade. cookies.
COMFORT FOOD: mashed potatos
WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD:being forgotten about
FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE:if i have to....wendys
FUTURE CHILD'S NAME: Scraps on a coathanger
FINISH THIS STATEMENT: "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY, I WOULD":buy a house for me and everyone i care about
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR:some audi that broke all the time
FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK:whiskey sours. beer.
HOW MANY CITIES/TOWNS HAVE YOU LIVED IN: NINE.........Puyallup, WA Linden, NJ Cranford, NJ Camden, NJ Philly, PA New Brunswick, NJ Bayonne, NJ Ocean Grove, NJ Berkeley Heights, NJ
FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH: hockey or football

Sunday, November 28th, 2004
10:34 am
times of grace
damn, i havent updated in a while......most of the shit is basically the same, maybe a few new wrinkles here and there. wednesday night i went out with a bunch of people (eric, matt, mia, cathy, jimmy soto, etc.) not too bad of a night. thanksgiving went ok, ate at my aunts house, then went to nicoles house to hang out afterwards...friday i went down to see pat and dave. i hadnt seen them in ages, and it was definitely a good time. pat is pretty good at making me feel a little better. finally, saturday was the neurosis show in brooklyn. jere and i drove into NYC to get burritos and then hustled to make it to the northsix on time. little did we know that neurosis was going to be an hour late going on. i do have to say that neurosis were one of THE best bands i've ever seen. mainly new stuff, although they did play locust star. the set the did with jarboe was amazing. in all, they played for over 2 hours. a totally cathartic experience. just what i needed. now its sunday morning, and im at work. doing nothing as usual.
Monday, October 25th, 2004
11:49 am
the weekends never long enough.....
rather hectic weekend.....friday was supposed to be meeting up with jere at vintage. he decided to work, so i ended up hanging out at matt and mia's. watching some TV, talking and eating. good times. saturday got off to an early start. matt and i decided to go to some thrift stores. we ended up in somerville at the neat-o-rama and the 50s vintage store. way too much cool shit that i didnt have money for. we then just basically drove around and shot the shit. saturday night was the bad religion / rise against show. lots of old friends (strong black, jimmy soto). a little alcohol (well, more than a little). rise against were pretty damn good, and bad religion were actually great. after the show, we headed out to some parties and then to the scotchwood for some food.......sunday, up at 7 to get ready for the giants game. eric and i headed out to teh store to get some food and met up with his uncle and his uncle's friend at the stadium. ate some food, watched eric drink more beers than i thought possible. had good seats to the game, thanks to eric. after the game, we headed to some bar in hillside that his family always hung out. im not really a bar type of guy, but that was a total awesome old man bar. after we left, i headed over to matts house and we played some madden and watched 60 minutes.

on the minus side of the column, im getting fucking sick. i was asleep last night by 8.45. my chest has been really hurting and rattling, and ive been coughing up some nice bloody phlegm. im sure all the stress ive been dealing with hasnt helped my immune system much.....im so fucking tired lately, i hope i can just shrug this off without getting REALLY sick.

and finally, we have heat in the house. although this comes with mixed blessings. i was just realayed the story of how, last winter, eric was awakened by an alarm in the house......after the fire department shows up, it turns out that the carbon monoxide level in the house was 10X higher than it shouldve been. It was the only time it happened, and no one could explain why it did occur.........pretty comforting huh.

Current Mood: okay
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
12:58 pm
sometimes your parents are right......
my dad just said the most amazing thing to me. 'love is not a commodity. its not something to just give and take away at will. it doesnt just disappear overnight'. coming from my father, this means alot i think i might have to take back all the shitty things i said when i was 16.

in unrelated news, i still hate my job. the only thing keeping me from losing my shit righ tnow is the johnny cash/willie nelson storytellers record.

Current Mood: exhausted
Thursday, October 21st, 2004
2:11 pm
1,000 eyes
fuck i want this work week to be over.....i hate the 6 am shift. i cant sleep at night as it is, so im running on empty by thursday. this weekend should be interesting. friday i think im going to head up to jesse's birthday party. a little drunken debauchery is just what i need right now. saturday is bad religion / rise agaisnt. im not so excited, but its something to do......get to see some friends i dont see very often (strong black, chukka, etc). then sunday is giants game at home with everyone.....maybe going out later at night, but im not so sure. then back to this shithole monday......i got scolded today for my internet usage....even though my work performance is excellent and accomplished ahead of schedule. fuck this place.
in a week i start my new schedule. sundays, mondays, and tuesdays. 6 - 3 on sundays, 6 - 6.30 on mondays and tuesdays. thank christ. the less im here the better. and now i have weekdays free to take care of shit...ive neglected myself for a while and i need to fix that. i have to go to UCC to sign up for the spring semester and get myself back on track. i want to make it so that if i want to i can go to japan and teach english in the next few years.
as far as my house, its still cold. i still would love to cuddle in front of the TV. and i dont think jere's really into that.

the only thing more tiring than wearing your heart on your sleeve is following it.....

p.s. the new jimmyeatworld is amazing

'i know what i should do but i cant just walk away'
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