Been away from LJ for a while, I didn't jump ship for Myspace(but I do have an account there). I was laid off at the end of October 2004, not long after my last post. I used to login from work for time to time to check things. Well anyway. I worked as a contractor, worked for Bright House(again) and finally have settle working at the American Cancer Society, pretty much doing the same IT stuff I did at the lawfirm, except I am on a team of 4 with a boss who is technical directly over us. I work with a good friend and 2 fairly dynamic people(which is good). Other then that I graduated from HCC with my AA and now I am working towards my BA in Anthropology at USF. Work and School keep me busy, but I also got involed in the Kendo Club on campus, and of course Family and Friends take up the rest of my time. Life is, if nothing else, busy. I love and miss you all, in a totally non-gay way..:-P
I will try to be more proactive in stopping by and saying something. Might not be much but just want to let everyone know that they are never really alone..:P
Well its been a while since I have made any really significant updates so I figured I would do so now:
Over this past weekend was my 10 year High School reunion. Yes 10 years have passed. It was amazing fun. All the classmates I met were great. Everyone seems to be doing okay. Some of my classmates have met amazing women and are doing some of the most amazing things. One of the guys is writing and directing plays off broadway in manhattan, and another is a producer for shows like "last comic standing" which we both shed a tear for. But he is moving in to other equally exciting projects. I drank heavily, I was buzzed just enough to be REALLY relaxed with everyone and insanely honest about things, the funny twist I have found when one is insanely honest is when I find out how un-alone one is. A lot of guy B.S. stuff.....but funny none the less.
After the Reunion a few of us, Tom, Anthony, Tino, Kevin, and their respective wifes (except for Tino and Me)went to the cheesecake factory. Where we had good conversation and hung out. It was great to have the gang somewhat back together. I only wish more could have made it but I understand their prior-commitments. I suppose there is always the 20th year reunion.
If you didn't know this me and my brother Jason live together, he and I also have made some plans to purchase another place together sometime soon (I hope) anyway, I have noticed as of late that I really enjoy sitting and watching TV with him. He is typically fairly reserved and I am usually a bit too loud, and we usually have way to many people over, but there have been a few times in the last couple of days when it was just him and I. Like last night watching the Bucs game (more on that crap later), it was really comforting. We shared some of the same jokes and comments. It was very peaceful, and for someone like me who tends to overcomplicate things, it was simple. I appreciate it.
Well this season hasn't gone the way we would have hoped and I guess its kinda made even worse because the Bucs don't seem to have players that I care to root for. I mean I miss John Lynch and The Arron Stecker. I miss Warren Sapp, because he was goofy to watch. I miss seeing a fired up Derek Brooks (who I feel is being crushed by being the last "Old Leader"). I wish we stuck it out longer with Johnson I think there could have been some good things, but I know he doesn't fit in Gruden's plans. 1 and 5 just 2 years off the super bowl win.
Who did we beat then, oh yeah the Raiders, who did we get most of our off-season aquisitions from, oh yeah the Raiders, huh, imagine that we don't play that well together........
I will say Michael Clayton kicks A$$ I only hope he isn't soured by his expierence here with the Bucs, like poor Peter Warrick was with the Bangles.
SO my mom calls me last night and says my Grandmother gave her 10,000 dollars and she wants to give me, Jason, and Adam a 1000 each to do with as we please. As much as I would like to have a lot of fun with it, I owe Jason 300 and my remaining dental work will cost me 640. So that eats it up a lot. BUT it will be nice to have all that covered and the rest of my money free. So YAY!!!
Okay Be well all...
Oct. 6th, 2004 @ 09:34 am
Rest in Peace, Rodney, You made me laugh everytime I saw ya, I regret I never got to see you in person.
May you find the Respect you were looking for......
For some reason a few people have made plans for NOVEMBER 19th....now its exceptionally busy day,
Piratefest starts on Nov 19th www.piratefair.com
friends wedding also on the 19th.....
KUMATE a open martial arts fighting thing that the roomates went to a while back, well the heavyweights are gonna battle out on the 19th. I was thinking of going but now guess not.
all this before Thanskgiving......gonna be giving thanks for having less to do.....:-P
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Some quotes I wanted to rememeber|
Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the mechanics German, the lovers Italian and it's all organised by the Swiss. Hell is where the chefs are British, the mechanics French, the lover's Swiss, the police German and it's all organised by the Italians.
-- Eliane Kirchner
You say that I have no power? Perhaps you speak truly, but you say that Dreams have no power here? Tell me -- what power would hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of heaven?
Still no pics from dragon*Con up because I am a lazy bum....
Soon Soon Soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well back from Dragon Con|
Had a blast,
Will post some pictures on the old Pirates Cove site.
Met leeannslytherin hung out with my brother jasonjm20 and the roomate and my friends Ryan, Jen, Mike, and Niel.
I will probably go back next year. Just gonna try to spread out the expense, hotel, air-fair, and con-badge.
Take care all...
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I applied for graduation from HCC yesturday, I am sure there is something that has been screwed up so I won't be able to pull it off until Spring, but it felt good to go over everything with an advisor and here her go, well I think your gonna be alright. |
Then its off to USF.....YAY!!!!
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Stolen from the guy over at Angst|
# Weightlifting commentator at the women's Olympic Snatch and Jerk Event: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up, and it was amazing."
# Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator: "This is really a lovely horse, and I speak from personal experience, since I once mounted her mother."
# Grand Prix Race Announcer: "The lead car is absolutely, truly unique, except for the one behind it which is exactly identical to the one in front of the similar one in back."
# Greg Norman, Pro Golfer: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."
# Ringside Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries and even some deaths in boxing - but none of them really that serious."
# Baseball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."
# Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."
# At a trophy ceremony BBC TV Boat Race 1988: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the Cambridge president is hugging the cox of the Oxford crew."
# Metro Radio, College Football: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."
# US Open TV Commentator: "One of the reasons Arnie Palmer is playing so well is that before each final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them. Oh, my God, what have I just said?!"