Posted: 2004-05-31 20:15:00
There’s times in everyone’s lives, im sure, where they feel like things should really be working out better than they are. This post isn’t to say that im unhappy with how my life has been going as of late, though, for in fact i am quite content with how things have been going. But as i have no personal problems to be crooning over, i had the perfect opportunity to lay awake in bed thinking about what would happen if everything did end up like it did in the movies. Ideals are an interesting thing, in that one wishes that is what happened, that things turned out just how they ‘should’, but should things turn out that way, one is usually unhappy with them. We are a race that thrives on mediocrity, that lives with lowered expectations, and that would crumble in a utopian society. maybe it’s a cynical point of view derived from a life of coming up short, or maybe it’s because i am happy with the cards i’ve been dealt. Because no one gets the royal flush every hand, no one’s lives go exactly how they wish them to. I’m not sure i really have a moral to all this. I guess: ‘be grateful for what you have, make the best of life, it’s all you have’ but it’s really just a stream of thought put to (electronic) paper. Another day begins tomorrow, and this one will be over. Regrets? sure a few, but they happen whether you take all those chances or not. Live, love, and be merry.
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Posted: 2004-05-31 01:07:00
Tonight i went to a Captain Supreme show out in Wheaton. Of course, CS rocked the house, but there were some other bands there that really impressed me. Quarters Only was kickasstacular, and had some really cute punk chicks ;) The big thing that happened was during the set of Hook Line and Sinker, a pretty damn good ska band who’s CD i bought. But before their last song, the trumpet player, Leen, stepped up to the mic and gave a short little speech about memorial day and peace and requested a moment of silence for our troops and all vets. Now in the ska and punk scene, the US armed forces are usually not looked keenly upon, but EVERYONE in this theater, which was probably around 100 kids, went dead silent. Tis the power of music, the power of unity. That is why I love this music, this scene. The unity and respect for people is unmatched in any other social scene these days. Just an amazing thing I thought I’d share with all of you.
I wrote a pretty cool song today, at least the shell for it. I’ll need the rest of the band to bring it to life. Sounds like we have out first show planned for The Rave in Milwaukee...pretty big venue for a first show, but i am confident we can handle it. It’s on June 12th though, so we have some hardcore practice until then. tomorrow is the trip to guitar center, i hope i find some fun new toys, my set is gonna sound sooooo good.
Good night, have a great weekend everyone.
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Posted: 2004-05-29 15:01:00
I’m eating peanut butter and honey waffle sandwiches right now. They are quite delish. As i was applying a liberal amount of honey, a warning label caught my eye on the bottle. “DO NOT FEED HONEY TO INFANTS UNDER THE AGE OF ONE.” That’s an odd warning, isn’t it? What would happy to an infant if it consumed honey? Hyperactive? Coma? Third arm? So I am proposing this: If any of you have infants under the age of one and are willing to donate them to the good of science, i would be very appreciative. I would like to perform various experiments and tests on these babies to determine just what would happen if i did feed them honey. Any and all contributions will be accepted. In fact, if you’d like to help, just let me know. I could always use an assistant (lab coats required but not provided)
Have a pleasant day,
Bryan Dunk, PhB.
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Posted: 2004-05-29 02:29:00
To begin, that subject is not in any way sexual. Oh man, work today was the most boring thing ever. Due to lack of proper materials, I was unable to actually do anything from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm. I entertained myself with e-mail and what not for a while...stabbed myself with a thumbtack, played catch with my ring, drank coffee that had been sitting on my desk for a couple hours. Managed to occupy myself until lunch (which was delicious) On the bright side, went out tonight and had an awesome time. Stir Crazy is delicious, and who doesn’t like to hit up Hickory Nut Grove in the dark? all in all, it was a good friday. Can’t wait for the guitar center sale on monday. Hello new crash cymbal!
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Posted: 2004-05-25 23:31:00
|idrumgood may actually be a spider-human hybrid|
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Posted: 2004-05-25 23:21:00
Today I learned an important lesson. Well, actually it was an idea i was already pretty sure of, but it was solidified today during my first real day of work. In order to be successful, you must lie about yourself, your position, and your product. Our manager (i say ‘our’ because dave and i work together) Larry Vraney, is in England right now (we called him on speaker phone and i think he might have been drunk) so dave and i are under the supervision of this guy, Scott McClain. I’m pretty sure scott is nowhere near as high up in the motorola social/business ladder as he would like us to think. Dave wandered into the office of the boss of his boss, proving that he had to be somewhat lowly. Plus the guy was greasy and wearing jeans and tennis-shoes. (cha just IMed me saying ‘poop’) anyway, to begin the day, dave and i sat in a conference room for four hours listening to Scott pitch some new software idea for testing cellphones in an automated fashion (as opposed to manually) to this guy from Urbana, and a representative from Motorola-Brazil. There were also some Brazilian guys on a speaker phone type of deal. Scott did his best to sugar coat everything, but i feel in my heart that he is a little weasel. He just seems like a very bitter man who is worked up in the politics of the office. I’m pretty sure i don’t want to be like him, but i have to be nice because he give out performance reviews in 6 weeks and at the end.
I saw some people tonight that i hadn’t seen in a long while it and was quite nice. Mrs. Carson made me a BBQ beef sandwich, that was awesome. My bed isn’t made...like no sheets are on it, but i don’t feel like making it, so i think i might just sleep on a ball of comforter and pillows.
If one person had all the answers, do you think they could solve everyone else’s problems?
And now that more people are reading this:
Is something loved because it is lovable, or lovable because it is loved? think, then answer
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