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Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
5:02 am
hello.
i have not updated in forever.

no one probably reads this anymore.

i have a license, a car, and a job now. arent i cool?

i cant stop listening to ravels bolero.

sometimes everything irritates me and sometimes it just feels like its all good.

i dunno if itll be another year if i write here but maybe not since i actually have some things to write about these days.

oh, comment if you still check this ever.

Current Mood: weird
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
12:00 am
9. da vinci code (+dan brown)

Current Mood: cold
Tuesday, October 5th, 2004
8:19 pm
r. williams
i take back what i said about ricky williams. hes obviously just a dumbass pothead.

Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, September 27th, 2004
10:46 pm
8. using nextel two-way type shit
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
2:23 am
5. drinking bottled water
6. watching scream/i know what you did last summer movies
7. liking bandwagon sports teams
Sunday, September 19th, 2004
4:12 am
things i am elitist about not doing:
1. watching tv
2. drinking soda
3. listening to mass-produced popular music
4. playing console video games

more as i think of them.

Current Mood: blah
Friday, September 10th, 2004
10:39 am
side note
deion sanders sucks and he is an old loser and im going to call him michael jordan part 2 except he was never as good as michael jordan to begin with.
8:44 am
football season!
it's been too long.

i decided to update this cause i need to make some nfl predictions like i did with baseball bad as those may end up being.

but i can write some other stuff too. im at home now. moved home this past sunday. and you know, i dont get the feeling ill be here all that long. i feel as if my lifes about to get some direction, which is pretty nice. if im not somewhere else inside of a year, somethings wrong.

i saw shilpa for the first time in months really, the other day before i left. i dunno.... she was closer to me than pretty much anyone has been so regardless im glad im not angry at her anymore, for anything. i dunno if ill see her or anyone else from philly much anymore, and for a few people i would consider that a shame. but if thats how it ends up, well... thats life.

so on a lighter note, this is such an exciting week! world cup of hockey is going on, i watched a most gripping american victory on tuesday and tonight theyll play finland in the semis. man i hope they and canada win. a north american final would be so sweet. also, i watched the nfl opener last night and that was also an excellent contest. i cant say i wanted new england to win but it was very entertaining and im really starting to become a fan of this brady fellow. just seems to have that quality thats awesome in certain athletes.... same way i felt watching dwyane wade in the playoffs last year. i love guys who can just be so cool and competitive without being arrogant or obnoxious (favre/yzerman/jeter/jordan/shaq/kobe/etc....) anyways, then of course theres sunday @ 4 when the eagles kick off the season! i feel a 40-8ish thrashing coming here against the giants. im telling you. also i was to be excited about madden this week but the assholes pushed back the release date to next week as if it wasnt already bad enough the pc version is out a month later than the console versions. gay.

so that covers the exciting things this week. i think its time for some predications.

AFC EAST:
New England: 13-3
NY Jets: 10-6
Miami: 7-9
Buffalo: 6-10

AFC NORTH:
Baltimore: 10-6
Cincinnati: 9-7
Cleveland: 7-9
Pittsburgh: 5-11

AFC SOUTH:
Indianapolis: 11-5
Tennessee: 11-5
Houston: 6-10
Jacksonville: 5-11

AFC WEST:
Kansas City: 12-4
Denver: 10-6
Oakland: 5-11
San Diego: 3-13

NFC EAST:
Philly: 13-3
Washington: 10-6
Dallas: 8-8
NY Giants: 4-12

NFC NORTH:
Minnesota: 10-6
Green Bay: 9-7
Detroit: 8-8
Chicago: 4-12

NFC SOUTH:
Carolina: 10-6
Atlanta: 9-7
New Orleans: 9-7
Tampa Bay: 6-10

NFC WEST:
Seattle: 10-6
St. Louis: 9-7
San Francisco: 4-12
Arizona: 3-13

AFC PLAYOFFS:
Wild-Card Round: Indianapolis over Denver, Baltimore over Tennessee
Divisional Round: New England over Baltimore, Kansas City over Indianapolis
Championship Round: New England over Kansas City

NFC PLAYOFFS:
Wild-Card Round: Minnesota over Atlanta, Washington over Carolina
Divisional Round: Philadelphia over Washington, Minnesota over Seattle
Championship Round: Philadelphia over Minnesota

SUPER BOWL XXXIX:

Philly over New England, 24-20

yes. i know what this means. i have now picked both the phillies and the eagles to win the title. and weve all seen what happened to the phillies. yeah well so im a big homer, sue me.

AFC MVP: Tom Brady
AFC OROY: Lee Evans
AFC DROY: Jonathan Vilma
AFC OPOY: Priest Holmes
AFC DPOY: Ray Lewis
AFC COY: Bill Belichick

NFC MVP: Donovan McNabb
NFC OROY: Roy Williams
NFC DROY: Sean Taylor
NFC OPOY: Randy Moss
NFC DPOY: Julius Peppers
NFC COY: Joe Gibbs

if ive forgotten anything feel free to remind me. i think ive wasted enough time thinking about this for now though.

george bush sucks.

Current Mood: jacked
Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
4:22 am
Ricky Williams (Miami Dolphins)
You know what, I think it's total bullshit how everyone is jumping all over Ricky Williams, as if his decision makes him weird or foolish or stupid or something. If you want to criticize him for announcing it right before training camp that's one thing (although he may well have only decided then). But none of these people know the guy. I don't either so I can't say he isn't some weirdo hippie pothead who will suddenly want to play football again in a year or waste away his life being useless, and maybe he will do those things. But maybe he's not content with the materialistic and ultimately irrelevant crap our society lionizes. Maybe he's just one of those rare people who actually thinks about things, and maybe he really does want to find some sort of meaning to life. There's something wrong with that? I don't think so. If more people worried about that sort of thing, maybe the world would be a better place. Or at least, maybe people would find it easier to interact with one another in non-destructive ways.

I think it's kind of off when people like Williams and Robert Smith complain about how American society makes athletes into heroes and cares too much about sports. I mean, everyone knows how important sports are to me, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. Sports are a big part of my life -- I'd be much less happy without them, there's no doubt. It doesn't mean I've lost sight of the things that are truly important in life. Sports are entertainment. As long as people can separate entertainment from real life then everything's fine. Nothing wrong with having Dan Marino or Mario Lemieux as a hero. Hero can have many different meanings, and in this case you're talking about people who can do amazing wonderful things you could never do. Why can't that be one type of hero? Why does everyone have to go all weak-kneed over the word, like you can only use it about soldiers or firefighters or something? It has multiple uses. It's ok.

But in this case I can kind of see where Ricky's coming from. People writing about how he's "throwing his career away" and it "doesn't make any sense." Well, how the hell would you know if it makes any sense? Did you speak to him about his reasons? And if someone decides to spend part of his life looking for the point of all, trying to find some depth to existence, that's a waste of time? Maybe he's not satisfied fucking random women and wearing flashy jewelry and driving fast cars and doing everything else this society tells him he should desire? What does it say about the people for whom this is a problem? In my opinion it wouldn't make him emotionally stunted. It would make him admirable.

Current Mood: righteously indignant
Monday, July 19th, 2004
6:02 pm
the da vinci code is crap
just wanted to let you know.

Current Mood: cranky
Saturday, July 3rd, 2004
4:41 am
This is what brenda thinks about my personality
Wackiness: 28/100
Rationality: 28/100
Constructiveness: 52/100
Leadership: 50/100


You are an SEDF--Sober Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you an evil genius. You are extremely focused and difficult to distract from your tasks. With luck, you have learned to channel your energies into improving your intellect, rather than destroying the weak and unsuspecting.

Your friends may find you remote and a hard nut to crack. Few of your peers know you very well--even those you have known a long time--because you have expert control of the face you put forth to the world. You prefer to observe, calculate, discern and decide. Your decisions are final, and your desire to be right is impenetrable.

You are not to be messed with. You may explode.

http://hokev.brinkster.net/quiz/default.asp?quiz=Better+Personality&page=1

Current Mood: discontent
Thursday, July 1st, 2004
5:49 am
don't expect this to be a full accounting of important news.
its early in the morning and im not truly feeling like writing everything that ive felt like telling the world lately. but i can say some things.

first off i will say that i have not seen fahrenheit 9/11 yet. tom and i have been intending to this week but its ridiculously sold out every night, even at 10 pm on a weeknight. so well probably just go either this weekend or next week.

i dont particularly care for michael moore. i find him intentionally deceptive, overly manipulative, self-righteous, preachy, and condescending. essentially, he strikes me as a leftist limbaugh/hannity/coulter. this isnt the worst thing in the world, as at least there is someone other than al franken to counter their schlock. however, i honestly would let them all have each other, and go back to a time when people actually made some of their own opinions about issues, instead of merely parroting whatever their "pundit" masters fed them. oh well. thats life in the 21st century.

so, that said, i have hope that fahrenheit 9/11 wont be as shoddily put together as i feel bfc was. not that it was a bad film -- i just dont approve of shady editing and taking things out of context. ive heard/read some good things about this one though, so im giving it the benefit of the doubt until i see it and can make my own judgment. regardless, at least its getting some people to think about whats going on in the world these days and how they are being lied to. i can only hope more people will realize that this is the most important election since at least 1980 (which would make it the most important one of my life).

ronald reagan died when i was at north carolina. i gotta tell you, i really wasnt that concerned. im not glad the guy died or anything but i honestly dont see how people can get so worked up over a politician they didnt even know, even if they liked him, which i never did of course. but then again bush is starting to make reagan look good at this point.

i had a good time in nc by the way. it was nice to spend some quality time with the family and, most importantly, ariella and kara. if you want to see a couple pictures of them i stole them from my brother and put them here. i got a shell in my foot, my fantasy team got shelled, i got significant sunburn, and a wave hit me in the nuts. but i still had fun. maybe cause i didnt have to worry about money shit for a few days. and cause of ariella of course. "once there was a googer named googer...."

as far as money goes, im still trying really hard to find something to give me rent money for the next couple months. no luck so far. its getting pretty desperate. sigh

dont like talking about that. so, i really love fiona apple. i wish more artists with some sort of talent could make it the way she and thom have. ive been obsessing over her music the past week. itll pass but shes definitely on my short list of my favorites after downloading her 2 albums.

i thought i broke a metatarsal last week. but it looks like tom was probably right about it being a stinger or somethin. hardly hurts at all anymore.

some birthdays are coming up too. my lil sis is hitting the big 2-1 saturday. that means shell actually be able to drink. not that shes planning to take advantage of it or anything im sure. although...... since i cant afford to buy her anything, maybe ill just give her half a bottle of bacardi as a present. hmmmmmm. yes i know you can read this misti.

i also read some books while i was in nc. 3 to be precise. well, one was about 5 books in one but whatever. hitchhikers guide, fabric of the cosmos by brian greene, and against all enemies. hitchhikers guide was as good as i remembered it but less confusing. highly recommended. fabric of the cosmos was fascinating as contemporary theoretical physics always is to me. if you like the subject matter and can handle it, even more highly recommended. finally, against all enemies was a pleasant surprise to me. i was expecting a fairly subjective partisan indictment of bush with little true insight, but in actuality the majority of the book focused on islamic fundamentalism and how it has gotten to the point it is today as the major threat to western capitalist society. very informative, very illuminating. the end had the requisite condemnation of bushs actions, which is of course always welcome, but for anyone who wants to know the truth about al qaeda and its ilk, i suggest you read this book immediately. if nothing else it will help you understand why what bush has done is so misguided and dangerous.

one final topic. basketball; more precisely, the mavs. is this exciting or what? dominant nba players being traded left and right, its wonderful, its like me and paul in madden or nhl as the gms of real teams. mcgrady to houston, francis to orlando, shaq to ???, kobe will he stay or will he go, or will he be incarcerated indefinitely? and the mavs are involved in all of it! so exciting. and they trade up for the #5 pick, which they use on a point guard... perhaps to replace nash? after they trade him for shaq? i had wanted mcgrady, but now that hes across the state, i just want a title and so nash+daniels+howard+laettner+podkolzine for shaq sounds good to me. start shaq, dirk, eddie, finley, and harris. bring stack off the bench a la antawn. maybe even convince the lakers to throw in a spare part, say kareem rush? as long as its not the queen bitch derek fisher or luke "i wear lipstick" walton or rick "i havent been useful in 7 years" fox. im all atizzy thinking of the western duo dogfights: yao-mcg, shaq-dirk, cwebb-bibby, kg-cassell, duncan-parker. man am i glad my favorite team is in the bestern conference.

ok thats enough writing for now. maybe ill update again this month if i have anything vital to say.

and when the crowd becomes your burden
and youve early closed your curtains
ill wait by the backstage door
while you try to find
the lines to speak your mind
and pry it open, hoping for a encore
and if it gets too late
for me to wait
for you to find you love me
and tell me so
its ok
you dont need to say it


Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004
4:01 am
things which piss me off
"Hamilton said it is 'irrelevant' whether a fetus suffers pain, as abortion foes contend.
'The act poses an undue burden on a woman's right to choose an abortion,' the judge wrote."

There you have it. Pro-choicers have no concern for human pain. All they care about is their sacred "right to choose." I would like to know what the basis for a right to choose whether or not another sentient being suffers pain and is killed is. Could someone point that out for me? Or is it just a blatant contortion of every respected moral/ethical code in human history?

Sometimes I feel like this would make me a lot less mad if these people could actually present a logical argument for why they fight for what they do. Or at least if they would admit that there is none and that they are merely co-opting what is a gravely serious issue for their own selfish and unrelated agendas.

so the pistons and the lakers. i think i would rather be shot in the face than have to watch this series. but thats not surprising. i can almost say the same thing about the nhl finals. sports and i are not really seeing eye-to-eye right now. were in a bit of a tiff. they can make it up to me if my baseball players do well though.

im doing an experiment right now. im not shaving. tom thinks i look like a werewolf. helen thinks i look hot. brenda thinks i need to shave. still waiting on further opinions. the big question: will i shave prior to heading to north carolina?

thats right its almost time for cape hatteras. woo. hopefully this time i wont be bored. i intend to read the latest physics book by brian greene. thats right. i read physics for fun.

well. now that ive gotten a couple of things off my chest i am going to bring this entry to a close.

Current Mood: wheres righteously indignant?
Monday, May 31st, 2004
2:57 pm
society should be based on the betterment of the whole -- not the betterment of the individual.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2004
8:55 am
i miss madden!!!!
!

Current Mood: nostalgic
8:33 am
lies.
Today was really tiring.
I got out of bed because I had to throw up. I'm really sick. I mean REALLY sick.

I feel a bit strange because we've just moved to Idaho and there's a weird smell in the house.

I'm so sad. My kitten got run over this afternoon. I found him when I was coming home from school. His head was all squished. I took some photos. I'll miss him. Poor kitty.

Last night I had to shave my entire body. Apparently, the lice that I caught from Amanda's friend are really hard to get rid of. I look quite strange with no hair and eyebrows. I'd post pictures, but my webcam is broken.

I want to tell the world to get fucked.

I am making this journal friends only because I don't want the world to read what I'm writing, even though I'm posting it on the internet.

Today, I got a digital camera! Yes! Here's some photos of my cock.

I want to say thanks to the academy for giving me this award.

I went to the doctor yesterday, and he said I have a terrible skin disease which prevents me from coming into contact with other human beings. And bipolar disorder.

You should all do this quiz! It's amazingly accurate. You just put in your name and birthday, and it will tell you next week's lottery numbers.

I stole this idea from Misti as shamelessly as all the ones I've stolen from anyone else.

That's enough for now. But I'll leave you with my favourite Buffy fan-fiction piece I wrote last year when I was in hospital.

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Current Mood: creative
Sunday, May 9th, 2004
11:56 pm
this is where i write things about my life down and what i am thinking.

so i made an interesting observation, or came to a sudden realization, the other day. all the people i knew in high school, should be graduating from college right about now. kind of gives an odd shift in perspective.... maybe its because im not graduating anytime soon, or maybe its because even if i were it wouldnt be for another year.... whatever the reason, i hadnt been thinking about things that way. im kind of supposed to be moving into the world or whatever at this point. i recognize for less and less people is this the standard path in life, but still... its the "norm."

im still looking for a job and all that since my lease lasts until september but as far as real life goes im still all undecided. the more i think about it the more i like the idea of a move. id have to find a decent job in the interim so i can save a little $$ for the trip, but if i can do that, then i could leave in september and see if i can find a good situation for myself. its kind of ironic how it looks better now.... im feeling a little better about my current life which is giving me the motivation to go get a crap job to make a little cash to leave the situation which seems to be improving. heh.

had some interesting adventures the past week, mostly at new deck and cavs and wawa, etc.... nothing to write here about. it would only seem like self-aggrandizement. been seeing helen more though.

i will record in here if/when i find a job of some sort.

the kings are giant chokers. exhibit a: game 2. im still going with spurs-wolves, although i wouldnt mind seeing the pacers face the nets instead of the pistons. curse the pistons and their trash of a game. flyers need only steal 1 in tampa.

possible further adventures this week, though they may be restricted by a dearth of money. to be continued.

Current Mood: mellow
Monday, April 19th, 2004
6:51 am
3:14 am
I will now inform you about my life.
so.... job thing remains up in the air. my mom says i should take the civil service exam, and get one at the post office for a few months. plusses: very close location, decent pay, should be easy to get with my genius. minuses: not that thrilling a job field.... um... thats about it. guess i should do it. at least as a last resort. i still have some time to look because with my tax refund coming i can pay next month's rent with that. we shall see. people who are being nice and helping me: brenda, bre. hmm. both girls who start with bre. funny.

so. in other news. the phillies started out about as well as my fantasy team. both have rebounded quite nicely. the phils won their 4th straight tonight, the offense is coming around and wagner is beast. meanwhile, my team has rebounded with some masterful pitching from kevin brown, dontrelle willis, eric milton, danny graves, and arthur rhodes. also, adam dunn is a fuckin monster. he is carrying my team on his back right now. at least i got that one right. now if only mike piazza or miguel cabrera could hit worth a &*@!&@#

this past weekend: i saw eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. very good movie. not #44 of the alltime greatest movies, but nothing on imdb surprises me anymore. people are stupid. anyway, i am also not a big fan of charlie kaufman, i found being john malkovich extremely overrated and weird for the sake of being weird. but this movie's weirdness had a point, and it was part of a very meaningful story. guy meets girl, girl acts weird, guy likes her anyway because hes shy and any girl who shows him attention is attractive to him. girl has guy erased from her memories because she gets tired of the relationship. guy is crushed. ends up doing the same thing. then halfway through realizes maybe it wasnt such a great idea.

yes. this movie did have a special meaning to me, and that is part of why i like it. at the time it made me sad more than anything, but in a way the point of the movie is very uplifting. but its not sappy and cheesy, thats annoying, its no chick flick or anything. im not going to say any more right now because most people probably havent seen it. but you should. unless youre cold and bitter about the opposite sex, then youd probably hate it.

what else..... nothing really. have to go to court with my mom tuesday. she accidentally parked in a handicapped spot one time when she was drove me here and doesnt want to pay a $300 fine. but thats ok. she can bring me more food and stuff, heh.

and in the most important sports news.... flyers advanced by defeating the devils 4-1 yesterday. very good game. i feel like they can go somewhere this year. esche is an unknown and if he slips theyre probably screwed, but he looked very good in the first series. if he keeps it up, theres no reason they couldnt beat anyone. i predict flyers vs. avalanche in the finals. that would be fun.

meanwhile the mav-erics lost their first game today to the sacramento queens. and the rapers, i mean lakers, beat the rockets on a lucky shot. not a good start. but, only one game. well, technically 2, but only one game for each respective team. if the mavs can steal one in sacramento, ill take it; likewise for the rockets. in hockey i care only about the flyers; in basketball i care about the mavs, rockets (only because theyre playing LA), and nuggets, my new pet team because of carmelo. they of course lost as well today. sigh. one of these teams better advance, at least.

at this moment i do not have anything more relevant to say.

wait. one more thing. so last night, i got hit on by my roommates ex-girlfriend again, so i go hang out with her and a few other girls who were chilling at our place for some reason when brendan and joe werent around. and one of them.... is from.... POTTSTOWN. this had never happened to me before in all my time at drexel, to meet another pottstonian. it was momentous. i was like.... did you say pottstown?

so then we reminisced about pottstown highlights the rest of the night. she went to the hill school so she doesnt know the whole pac-10 deal, although she did mention something about owen j. i dunno, i guess this just makes me sliiiightly homesick for the first time, since i never really talked to anyone about that stuff before. they werent exactly the good old days.... but sometimes you miss your childhood. its kind of lonely not knowing anyone who has the same background as you. hmm. i never really thought about this before. maybe i should have stayed friends with a couple people from back home after all. oh well.

well i do not want to end this on a down note. so i will post adam dunn's boxscore line tonight.

NAME POS AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
A Dunn LF 5 2 2 5 0 2 2 .400
HR: A Dunn 2 (7, 1st inning off G Maddux 2 on, 2 Out; 7th inning off K Mercker 1 on, 1 Out)

brenda why did you give me this cd?

Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, April 5th, 2004
6:34 am
Opening Day!
tomorrow. this is very cool. i have a good feeling about my team this year, i have made some choice selections and halladay will dominate tomorrow to give me the early lead. picks:

AL Cy Young: Curt Schilling
AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez
AL ROY: Joe Mauer
AL MOY: Mike Scioscia
AL Champ: Boston Red Sox

NL Cy Young: Roy Oswalt
NL MVP: Albert Pujols
NL ROY: Kazuo Matsui
NL MOY: Larry Bowa
NL Champ: Philadelphia Phillies

World Series Champ: Philadelphia Phillies

yeah thats right im a big homer.

so i spent a day at home. that was needed if only for the sustenance. but i had a long talk w/ my parents and although i didnt really get anything new figured out i do feel quite a bit better. maybe its just because it was reassuring that my parents will always be there for me. theyre not perfect but when i hear other people talk about their parents it reminds me how grateful i am for how mine are. or maybe i just felt better cause i was at home with family and seeing ariella who told me she missed me. or both.

so i came back with about 80 bags of groceries this afternoon. ran into shilpa on the way in. it was nice to see her again. i missed her. and she looked cute.

i had some more food, watched a little training day, then went over to east to visit rokester for a few hours. it was almost like old school east times :) i miss those days.

came back and watched some more stuff since i am a downloading fiend these days. now i am going to bed really late. oops. oh well. tomorrow i intend to do some job searching and if i am lucky i will get a co-op call or two. cross fingers.

i didnt have to post an entry today. but i have been writing such depressing ones lately and i am feeling a little rejuvenated and not so bad right now so i wanted to record that for posterity. besides no one will read this if i keep being mr. downcast.

but thats all i have to say for now. go phillies! go doc!

Current Mood: rejuvenated
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