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:: 2009 28 July :: 8.26pm

I know I said I'd never update here again. Yeah. Well, I wanted to write up a Q&A to perhaps explain some of my choices last year.

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I don't know if this'll answer all the questions anyone might have. I don't care if you think these answers are lame. They're mine and they're legit, albeit a year late. I'm sorry if I left anyone in the dust. If anyone cares about this pathetic life of mine still: I'm engaged to Troy (yes, that horrid person) and we're planning on getting married next year.

I love and miss you all.

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:: 2009 11 June :: 12.50pm

Hey kids. I'm in CA. On my way back to MI. Be there in a month or so.

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:: 2008 26 August :: 10.30am

So, it was a long crappy summer spent primarily working for Meijer 40+ hours a week, and now my summary of everything that happened since my last update is mostly complete. Oh except for all the crap that happened recently.

So, there was some drama with the guy I was going to room with in the dorms ( I won't get into it but it's kind of rough) so through on odd series of convenient coincidences I wound up rooming with my friend Adam...
...in an apartment!

So yeah I'm out of the dorms officially and now living on my own. I have my own room, two closets(one's a walk in! And it smells like cat pee >_> ), a parking space I don't have to walk 10 minutes to get to, oh and two cats. In short it's pretty friggin' awesome. Of course it turns out MSU isn't wild on students trying to get out of their housing contracts so that was a massive mess that took about 2 weeks to get out of (in fact the paperwork JUST cleared this morning)

My classes look pretty damn awesome so far. One is on performance art (you know, art where you go somewhere and do something weird to make people think and whatnot, like the free hugs campaign, or those annoying 'the truth' ads where they tell people smoking is bad (you know, in case people can't find the surgeon general's warning taking up half the box)).

Then there's my american studies class that I signed up for randomly to fill my College of Arts and Letters requirement. So I arrived there expecting some boring about how america is awesome/is the worst country in the world when I picked up the syllabus. Apparently, as it turns out, it's all about storytelling in pop culture. In other words, it's about pulp novels, comic books, vaudville, movies, tv shows, radio shows and other such things. Superman, Batman, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the X-men all appear on the syllabus. Tomorrow we'll be watching the show Supernatural in class, and later on we'll be watching an episode of Buffy. Basically the entire time my prof was explaining his class I was trying my hardest not to giggle like a little girl. I also had to strongly resist the urge to dance and sing on my way home.

Today I have logic and statistics for psychology students. Logic was alright. I expect stats to be lame, but meh. And now I'm basically stuck in the library looking for ways to kill time, hence my sudden appearance here after an absence of 4 months.

By the way, I've officially quit Meijer. It only took 4 years or so >_>. I also don't plan on coming back to Rockford next summer, not that I saw any of you this summer really (and that's really not meant to be as bitter as it probably sounds. I honestly really didn't hardly have the time to meet up with anyone anyway).

So yeah. just 2 hours and 10 minutes to kill before my next class. Weeeee...

...maybe I'll ambush a librarian somewhere or find a way to squish them in the motorized shelves....

...or I suppose I could, you know, read.

Take care everyone.

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:: 2008 16 April :: 4.46pm

Graduation! and....stuff
Well, next week is the absolute last week I have in my undergraduate career. Whether or not I'll keep going, not really 100% sure yet. But for right now, my main goals are saving up enough money for a car, a plane ticket to go see the girl, and just trying to become more independent in general. I'll give a more in-depth update after I graduate, but for now...bits of observations from Demetri Martin:

"I think that when you get dressed in the morning, sometimes you're really making a decision about your behavior for the day. Like if you put on flipflops, you're saying: ‘Hope I don't get chased today.' ‘Be nice to people in sneakers.'"

"When you have a fat friend there are no see-saws. Only catapults."

"I saw a guy at a party wearing a leather jacket and I thought, ‘That is cool.' But then I saw another guy wearing a leather vest and I thought, ‘That is not cool'. Then I figured it out: ‘Cool' is all about leather sleeves."

"I like clothes, you know. I dig fabrics. One of my favorite clothing patterns is camouflage. Because when you're in the woods it makes you blend in. But when you're not it does just the opposite. It's like, ‘Hey, there's an asshole.' But when you're in the woods you're like, ‘Is there an asshole out here?' They look like trees."

"I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that's 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says ‘go outside.'"

"I like parties, but I don't like piñatas because the pinata promotes violence against flamboyant animals. Hey, there's a donkey with some pizzazz. Let's kick its ass. What I'm trying to say is, don't make the same Halloween costume mistake that I did."

"Some jokes are short and elegant, like a mathematical proof or a midget in a ballgown."

"The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades."

"I noticed that there are no B batteries. I think that's to avoid confusion, cause if there were you wouldn't know if someone was stuttering. ‘Yes, hello I'd like some b-batteries.' ‘What kind?' ‘B-batteries.' ‘What kind?!?' ‘B-batteries!!!' and D-batteries that's hard for foreigners. ‘Yes, I would like de batteries.'"

"A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he's persuasive. ‘Dude make a left.' ‘Those are trees...' ‘Trust me.'

"I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said ‘Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote ‘Jesus' on it."

"I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I'm good at everything."

"The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly."

On same Daily Show episode, when asked about dangers of MySpace: "On the downside, it's loaded with sexual predators. On the plus side, it's also loaded with sexual prey."

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:: 2008 7 April :: 10.30pm

as per request, and update.

Jeff and I got sued, went to court (small claims), but the jackass that sued us appealed even though he won, and we have to go back.

GVSU dropped my capstone course that I need to graduate.. so I have to stay in Michigan for another semester.

I don't have a summer job yet but am still looking. Interview coming up.

Can't wait til school is done, can't wait to have some time on my hands.

I've been thinking about becoming a train conductor or a truck driver.

Hope every one is doing well.

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:: 2008 6 April :: 3.56am

So uh, I just got tear gassed. There was a huuuuge block party(though technically it's about 3-4 blocks) in an apartment complex near MSU called Cedar village, which happens to be across the river from my dorm. So naturally I went to go check it out, though I wasn't able to get out there until roughly 2am. Of course, I see a lot of people running around. I hear screams, shouts, hoots and hollers with the odd explosion here and there. Then when I get closer I start seeing cop cars, cops in full riot gear wearing gas masks, and then I see a guy laying in the street being pulled away, and a massive cloud of smoke comes billowing out of Cedar Village. In essence, it was insane.

I guess I came pretty much right in time for the riot squad and the gassing, yay for me I suppose O_o. I also got hit with it while I was trying to get a look at what was going on. It uh, not so surprisingly, burns. It's kind of like you had spicy food shoved in every orifice, and then got punched in the stomach. So yeah, after that I wandered around a bit more examining the carnage and whatnot. Some highlights:

-After all the riot cops cleared out the area, a bunch of the partiers actually started sneaking back in, and music and fireworks started up along with some chants. This was followed by several much bigger explosions and a second wave of riot police coming through. It was actually quite cinematic. You heard a bunch of blasts, then a wall of smoke billowed up through the area, and wall of men and women in riot gear hurling tear-gas grenades emerged from the haze and partiers ran away screaming.

-a guy actually smashed a bottle on the back of a cop car and got away with it.

-a guy on a bike followed the cops yelling "FREEEEDOM! WE'RE ALL FREE! THESE PEOPLE HERE ARE PAID TO ENFORCE YOUR FREEEEDOM!" He was wearing cowboy boots. A guy standing near me told him to fuck off, and he walked up to him looking like he was going to start a fight or something and said "YOU CAN TELL ME TO FUCK OFF. BECAUSE YOU'RE FREE! ISN'T THAT AMAZING?! WE'RE ALL FREEEEEEEE."

-A guy who looked like a Vin Diesel reject started screaming at some random guy on the street, and it looked like a fight was going to break out. In about 2 seconds a crowd formed around them and started yelling "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT" and similar such things. Right before the fourth wave of cops arrived (the fourth wave, incidentally, didn't have any tear gas, so I assume they ran out..), aaaand then he ran like a little girl.

-Homeless people had a friggin' can harvest (cans were everywhere, and broken glass lined the streets in the apartment complex). I saw some of them lugging around 2-3 full sized garbage bags worth of cans.

-random guys were actually picking up the exploded flashbangs/smoke grenades/tear gas grenades, and walking off with them in their pockets, showing them off to any passers by.

-At one point the school chant ("GO WHITE" "GO GREEN") started up. Then one guy yelled as loud as he could " SPARTANS, WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?!" At which point a particularly loud explosion went off a block over. Then everyone in the area laughed and the guy yelled "THANK YOU!"

Um, but yeah, that's mooooost of what happened. Sadly I didn't have a camera so I wasn't able to get any pics of the event, but I'm sure you'll find pics plastered all over the web and in the news by the time you read this.

Oh, I also heard a couch was indeed set on fire in the street, but I didn't want to venture in far enough to see it.

Anyhow, take care everyone.

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:: 2008 19 March :: 5.30pm

Today a statement came out from the Chinese government about the Dalai Lama. They said he was a "demon wearing a human face." Wow, definetly boycotting Chinese goods now.

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:: 2008 14 March :: 12.29am

So I just got back from a movie premiere. That's right, a real movie premiere with hundreds of people. Bruce Campbell attended and even led a Q&A session (since it was his new movie "My Name Is Bruce"). The movie itself was much better than expected (though of course not a masterpiece by any means, and you probably wouldn't enjoy it unless you know a decent bit about Bruce Campbell). All in all, an awesome experience. In fact, I believe I have reached my monthly quota of awesomeness in a single night.

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:: 2008 5 February :: 1.18am
:: Mood: giddy
:: Music: My Laughter

Let it be known....that on 2/4/2007 (Ok so I watched a rerun of it on 2/5 at 1:20 in the morning, but that's not the point)...the holy trinity of comedy was made.

Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert

Conan O'Brien


....I will go to sleep tonight a happy, happy man. I hope this ends on on Youtube or something later tonight or tomorrow on Comedy Central's website....must...watch..again...and again....and..yea

*wheeze* Can't breathe...laughing too hard...

OK I'm good. Now that I'm off that high, I go to bed ^_^

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:: 2008 31 January :: 11.40am

Well! I have updated the look of my journal! Much more snazzy looking, I think, than the Phoenix Wright stuff I had before. For those of you that don't know, this is from a webcomic called The Zombie Hunters. It's an EXTREMELY well drawn and thought out webcomic. I don't own any of the material. My icon and background are © 2005-2007 Jenny Romanchuk, so don't sue me...please?

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:: 2008 30 January :: 1.55am
:: Mood: calm
:: Music: Seatbelts - Piano Bar I

Brain fried from math homework = an update!
So! I just got done with some math homework of mine that isn't due until Thursday...but so what? I felt like being motivated and decided to work ahead :P.

Anyway, you know that when you're working on a project or something like that, you've been trying to figure out what to or how to do the next little bit, and you finally get it and the light bulb goes off and you want to keep going? That's exactly what's been going on with me for the past few days and my keyboard. I got this keyboard for my birthday, so I've had it for just about a month or so. So far, aside from taking a piano class here on campus, I've managed to learn how to play:

Regina Spektor - Us
Coldplay - Clocks
Gary Jules - Mad World

In the middle of learning:

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
John Lennon - Imagine
Beatles - Yesterday

So...this whole thing kinda started when I finally figured out how to play Mad World. Once I figured out how certain chords sound on the piano compared to my guitar, it was like lighting the fuse. I just wanted to keep going and going and going and going...wanted to learn new songs...wanted more, more, more. I swear...music is my addiction...and I quite like it.

Only 6 weeks till a certain someone visits:D

Well now that my homework for Thursday is done, I got tomorrow night to actually relax...for once.

Man I forgot how great of a soundtrack Cowboy Bebop has

Getting kinda late...should go to bed...ok I will!

G'night ^_^

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:: 2008 28 January :: 12.27am
:: Mood: geeky

Whaaa? An Update? NOOOO!
That's right, boys and girls. I have updated...sorta. After reading pages upon pages of stuff from Criminology, I'm finally done. I don't really know what to write sooooo...random thought time!

If you haven't watched The Angry Video Game Nerd yet, do so!

Man, the third Ninja Turtles movie...SUCKED!

The New Rambo movie...23% on Rotten Tomatoes...kinda glad I didn't go see it.

Brain hurting from all that criminology stuff...ouchies

Schnee is staring at me as I type this...kinda giving off this "The Ring" Vibe...except with a cute stuffed donkey


Only 8 weeks till someone comes across the pond:D

How about a shave? ;)

Atari porn has gotta be the most terrifying thing I've ever seen

I want my old NES back...or at least buy a new one so i can play some 8-bit goodness and expose it to my kids:D

Why can't it get warm out so i can go running again?!?

Ich Liebe Dich

Ok going to bed g'night:D

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:: 2008 27 January :: 3.03pm

So I'm over at KT's house right now on Andy's friend's compy. Ran into him at Meijer yesterday and we decided to play basketball today, just like old times. Now we're just chillin' and listening to music.

How's everyone else?

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:: 2007 11 December :: 11.41pm
:: Mood: satisfied
:: Music: TSO - Wizards In Winter

Almost there...
Well...I'm 3/4 of the way done with my finals. I got one more exam tomorrow morning at 10:15...that means that at 12:15 tomorrow, I'll have one more semester left to go until I'm fully graduated at out of Western.

While I'm still excited that I'm going home, that's a bit of a slight headache at the moment. For a while, I thought that my folks, or my brother were going to come pick me up on Thursday and drive me home. I had this conception that I would be able to bring anything and everything home with me. But now, thanks to concerts, plays, company parties, my brother becoming the manager of club and organizing a party back home...I'm left to pack everything that I'm gonna have to keep me busy in two bags and hop on a train...so that means no guitar is coming with me...damn. Oh well, I'm sure I'll be able to pack everything else.

My train leaves Thursday at 12:10...and I'll be back on my end of the world at, apparently 3:36...cuz we all know how erratic Amtrak's schedule can be. Oh well...all I'll need to keep me occupied is a charged up I-pod, my comfy headphones, a pillow, and I'm all set.

After my exam tomorrow, teh cleaning and the banking will be consisting of most of my day, but at least my finals will be done early enough in the day to where I can get said things done, with more than enough time to talk to a girl who's across an ocean. ^_^

Blah...it's getting late...I gots ta head to bed if I'm gonna function tomorrow during my exam. I go to sleep. G'night! ^_^

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:: 2007 8 December :: 5.23am

Alright, so I typically hate short vague entries, but right now there is simply no way I can detail everything going through my head right now. Maybe I'll try in a bit here. Anyhow, at the moment, I am pissed, so if I say anything stupid, please forgive me. Anyhow, the sum of my thoughts seems to be: I hate this year so fucking much, and I want it to rot in hell. Now many people throw that phrase around loosely, but in this case I mean it to the full extent. Nothing has gone right, everything keeps going to shit, every light at the end of each long shitty tunnel turns out to be a fucking floodlight some asshole left running (oh, and it promptly turns off before I can make use of it), and everytime I feel like things can't get any more stressful, they plummet further into a bog of shit.

What am I stressed about, well, allow me to make an attempt to outline things:

1. I'm changing my major to psych, but I can't seem to get an appointment with my future advisor to discuss what classes I need to take and how to handle the transition.

2. I don't know where I'm living next year. I don't want to be in the dorms anymore. I'm sick of them, they cost as much as an apartment and you live in a poorly kept up closet. I found a possible roommate, but he doesn't want to move into an apartment.

3. I have finals next week

4. I may have failed my software design class. It won't count towards my major, but nonetheless it would be a horrible blight upon my GPA and really bad way to end the year.

5. I'm going to have to work at meijer when I get back home.

6.My love life is a mess (subpoints listed below, everyone grab your notepads)
-I like one girl, I believed that she liked me. She reveals this to me by kissing me before heading off to Japan for a study abroad trip. I decide to hold off on starting a relationship with her until she gets back. I figure if she still feels the same way, then we can date. I found out today from a friend of mine that she is apparently "going to put the moves on" her 'psuedo boyfriend'. Ugh I keep thinking I had to have misheard. Maybe I'm losing it or something. Maybe it's just a dumb fling. Anyhow the only other girl I have a crush on is:
-I like this other girl, she's had a boyfriend for 5 years and he seems kind of lame. Naturally I can't help but think "I could do a better job than him." Still, I think I may just be behaving dumb. They're obviously together for a reason, and I can't compete with it. I'm okay with that. However:
-if there is no possibility with either girl. I am back to square one. Screwed. I'm a 20 year old virgin who hasn't had a real girlfriend since Junior year of high school. Maybe I'm picky, maybe I'm unlucky. Either way, I feel so fucking lonely right now it's insane.
-there's another girl. She says she's loved me for 3 years. I just can't seem to return those feelings. I talked with her not too long ago because I had no one else to talk with. I just had one hell of a guilt trip laid on me. Um, did I mention that we've had sort of an off and on friends with benefits situation going for the last few years? Yeah, that complicates things further and adds to the stress more. Whee.

-not really my love life, but: I'm currently setting two of my friends up as a couple. They're extremely cute and I envy them horribly.

7. I'm trying to write my novel again. It was going well until now.

8. I have to read two novels by next friday for one of my exams.

9. Earlier this week I had a few panic attacks, and I think I may be having one now.

I basically...

I'm shivering, though I'm not cold. I may have cried a bit, though that may just be my eyes watering from lack of sleep (I've been a bit of an insomniac lately). If I did cry, that's the only time I've cried in my adult life. The last time I cried before then was in elementary school.

So anyone have any thoughts? I think I may go sleep now.

If you read this all, thanks, and sorry about the annoyingly angsty entry.

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