Posted: 2004-06-07 23:35:00
motorola should have gone under years ago. They payed me all day to do nothing. but it wasn’t my fault i wasn’t doing anything, they failed to provide me with the proper tools for completing my assigned tasks. The only thing i got done that i was supposed to get done was the creation of the cutest little damn posters you ever did see. I hung them in a lab to reserve our desk space cos my manager thinks people might steal our space...that we don’t use...for anything.
Time for a Pole:
Top 7 Favorite albums (7 cos i started with five but felt bad leaving some out)
1. Coheed & Cambria~ In keeping secrets of silent earth: 3
2. Rx Bandits~ Progress
3. Mars Volta~ De-Loused In The Comatorium
4. Coheed & Cambria~ Second Stage Turbine Blade
5. Thrice~ The artist in the ambulance
6. Cursive~ The ugly organ
7. Rx Bandits~ the resignation
Best Jazz album: Medeski, Martin, and Wood~ Uninvisible
Best Emo(esc) stuff: Death Cab for Cutie~ Transatlanticism
Best Dance party album: Hot Hot Heat~ make up the breakdown
ok, thats it for me.
lets do something fun this weekend, like rafting the neighborhood over in island lake.
on a side note, im really sick of tenacious D, just don’t enjoy hearing it when it cycles up on my playlist. thoughts? opinions? on all this? someone comment, im lonely and live online....
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Posted: 2004-06-06 23:24:00
Garage rock! I like you... I like you alot! You
and indie are on the same plane for me! You
bring rock'n'roll down to its dirty roots,
whether being minimalist like The White Stripes
or retro like The Strokes. You keep on doing
what you're doing! Oh...and did I mention I
like you alot?
What genre of rock are you?
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Posted: 2004-06-06 01:18:00
Friday night was a good night. Steve is leaving for Ecuador in three days, and I won’t see him, or probably speak to him until school starts again. Muy triste. But he did decide to get all of us together for a night of camping and frolicking and a general good time. By us, I mean Steve, Doug, Yonk, and myself, the room mates for next year, and then Jess, Nathan, Meg, and Tony. It was a gooooood time. Our tent was lacking in poles...and after an hour of trying to set it up, we gave up. The five of us who stayed the night (jess, steve, doug, and nathan...and me) just slept on-top of the tent. It was actually quite comfortable and cozy. all in all, good to see those folks. oh, and a big orange raccoon ate our cookies.
Jeff and I tried to go frolfing today. I say tried because we made it through 11 swampy ass holes getting the shit eaten out of us by mosquitos and called it quits. It was nice to get outside though, shirtless of course to try and unpale myself. The course was somewhat flooded and reeked of stagnant water, also making it a festering pit for mosquitos.
Went to Sam’s grad party tonight, and she’s having another one tomorrow with even more food and less creepy relatives. Sam found this crazy race car driver full body suit designed for a five year old, so she fit into it perfectly. And she got a helmet...and for some reason had nun-chucks sitting around, so dave spent a good ten minutes nun-chucking the shit our of Sam’s head. it was great, and remarkably, dave managed to not hit himself. congrats dave.
A whole new lot of them out of high school, crazy kids growing up so fast these days. i feel old.
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Posted: 2004-06-04 08:07:00
At any given moment, there are somehwere between an oogplillion and a gogolopolisillion cell waves passing through my skull. That's about quadrillion and two times the amount a normal human is subjected to on a daily basis. So i'm hoping either a) what they say about cell phones and brain tumors isn't true or b)i gain super mutant power (ie mind reading, teleporting, being super sexy).
It's free coffee friday, and dave and i plan on burning calories by seeing how much we can make our hands jitter. Our boss doesn't come in on friday's, he 'works' from home, so we are free as birds today. I plan on working, really, but he has yet to e-mail us the test suites we are to be working on, so im out of commission until said suites arrive.
Bunch of gradiation parties this weekend to attend. Odd that i know more grads this year than i did last. I guess that just happens when the class below you is filled with a lot of douches. Sam said her dad ordered enough food for double the people that would be there (mainly cos she told him there would be twice as many)...and rumor has it, Chris is gonna have a machanical bull at his. that would be amazing. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the summer so far:
hm...looks the same only reversed!!! (i hope someone gets this, otherwise i'll feel dumb)
I guess it's time to look productive by browsing random websites. people need to update this durning the day more often so i have something to do.
Camping with steve tonight. YES!
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Posted: 2004-06-02 20:44:00
Huge disappointment on the way to work this morning. that’s right, before we even got to work, the day was going downhill. The river seems to be slowly going down, and today was the first time since the job has begun that it didn’t cover a portion of the road. I had been looking forward to shortening the life of my car just a bit more by plowing through three inches of nasty ass Fox River. Don’t get me wrong, i still swerved into what little water was left, but it just wasn’t the same.
We had a meeting at work today. Conclusion: meetings are bad. we stepped into a small room, sat in some chairs that were comfy but leaned so far back, i got an ab workout equivalent to, well, a really intense ab workout. They hit the lights for a power point presentation, and if high school has taught me anything, it’s that that means ‘nap time.’ I must have drifted off half a dozen times in the hour long presentation. you should see my notes, all falling off the page. I wrote ‘Cam’ once. I have no idea what i was referring to, just a random word in my head as i drifted away i guess. This was quick dangerous as there were only five of us in the room aside from the dude giving the presentation, and he was sitting right across from me. I think i managed to only nod off when we wasn’t watching...but who really knows. He can’t fire me...i don’t think.
I went out to dinner with the fam tonight in celebration of my sister completing her sophomore year in high school. On the way back from Chili’s, by mom broke into song: “If you want to enjoy my sweaterrrrrrrr pull this thread and i’ll walk away!!!!” Now, i’m pretty proud of my mom for breaking into weezer, but come on. enjoy? and i’ll walk way? give the band the respect they deserve mother.
I’m not a big fan of techno, but i really like Daft Punk. something about the absolute mathematical precision obtained when using computers to create music. just a driving force really.
I like the Cure too. they have a new album coming out. and not just a greatest hits or anything, the band is actually writing new stuff, and it’s supposed to be the best since their heyday. so i can’t wait for that.
well, i wonder if there’s anything going on tonight...oh, and if you read last night’s post, i cornered the mosquito in the bathroom and smacked it on the mirror...it’s still there...ugh. What are mosquitos doing out this early anyway, bastard. doobe doobe doo.
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Posted: 2004-06-01 23:44:00
A mosquito has been circling my head for about 30 minutes now, searching for the best spot to pierce my succulent flesh and partake in the only part of me I don’t feel like giving away right now. I feel like there is so much I should be doing with my summer. There is just so much to be done, but I’m stuck inside a building that could hold more people than go to school at augustana, which i know isn’t saying much. Sure it’s great experience for ‘the real world’ but i don’t ever plan on living in the real world. the real world drains people. How many people in the ‘real world’ are happy? between zero and none, that’s how many. It’s the fake world that i want to live in. the world where i don’t have a nine to five, and my band plays every weekend, and i have a girlfriend that loves me. Love doesn’t seem to exist in the real world either. sure relationships do, but none built on love. they’re all built on greed, lust, hate, fucking, everything that love isn’t. In the fake world, i am loved. It sounds depressing, but it’s ok, because i know people who live in the fake world with me, and i thank you for that. When school is over, I’m taking a break. I’m not gonna snatch up a job, im gonna travel, do the things i’ve been wanting to do but was too concerned about grades or something. You can’t get fired from life, you can’t get bad grades at living, so why worry about screwing up in the fake world? the worst thing that can happen is someone else will be fake sitting right there next to your fake body and give you a fake hand back on your feet. But it will be unmistakably better than sitting in a cube for the rest of my life. And with that said, im going to bed, I have to get up for work in the mourning.
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