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Friday, January 14th, 2011
1:14 pm
New beginnings?
 Look a post!

I thought today would be a good day to let you guys know whats up with me.  After a LONG and frustrating job search I am now in the employ of the New Albanian Brewing Company.  They, for those who aren't local, are the local Pizza Pub.  Also as the name implies are also a brewery.  They have about 25-30 of their own beers and actually just got the OK to bottle and sell a couple of them.  I'm really excited about the job.  For one I have 3 good friends that work there and a good portion of the other staff I'm at least acquainted with.  So the meeting new people aspect is very minimal.  Plus on the clock I get on free meal and a beer.  So needless to say I'm super happy about this.  Not only will I be making money again BUT this will help cut my food budget a bit.  Ditto on gas as it's 3 minutes away from my house.  I start Monday so I haven't worked there yet but I can't imagine it being a disaster.  The 3 friends I have that work there have been there for YEARS now.  

Money will still be tight for a month or so but now that I have a job I at least know I will have it at some point.  Bills and rent shouldn't be an issue this month and even if they end up being an issue I know I can borrow the money from George since he will know he's getting it right back.  I'm getting money today from Mom to get some gas and groceries.  I hate to borrow this money but I'd hate to do it more when I didn't know when I'd be able to pay it back.

So needless to say things are on a bit of an upturn. 

There's also some  hopefully positive news in the more personal department as well.  But its too early to really speak on it. Maybe tonight I'll be a bit more forthcoming.  That said the last time I promised a future update it took forever to happen so no promises. :)

P.S. Get you some Mumford & Sons to listen to if you haven't.  Also the new Elton John! 

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, December 19th, 2010
1:34 am
Bah Humbug
 I'm glad I don't celebrate Christmas, ya know for lack of Religion.  Because this one coming up would for sure be the worst one ever. 

Current Mood: irritated
Monday, August 30th, 2010
3:53 am

So I'm late but my Dad's Birthday was earlier this month.  It's one of those things where I think about it for a few seconds and I get sad so I move on to something else to distract me.  But Friday at work I had my Ipod on Shuffle and "Father & Son" by Cat Stevens came on.  Now in no way does the lyrical content of the song describe the relationship I had with my father.  If anything it was much the opposite.  I never felt the need to escape nor did my father ever put any pressure on me to conform.   
But why it struck me is I think it had been ages since I had heard the song.  Yes it's on my Ipod, but 98% of the time I'm listening to selected playlists or Podcasts so to completely randomize my library is very rare.  And then to listen for more than 3 or 4 songs is even rarer.  
So needless to say it comes on and bam I can't just move on to the next thought.  I'm now in my head back in the car with my old man, listening to his copy of "Tea For the Tillerman" as we're driving to wherever. I loved my Dad's music. (For the record my Mother has horrible taste in music) We would listen to Boston,  STYX, Journey, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Chicago, all the good stuff.  Even as I got older we listened to some newer stuff together, Gin Blossoms, Counting Crows, Flogging Molly, Reel Big Fish, even Andrew W.K. whose CD my Dad actually borrowed from me one day when he took a trip up to the IU Library on weekend.  
So I figured I'd share a sample of my Dad's favorite stuff with you as a way to commemorate his birthday, even if it is late. ;) 

Happy Birthday Dad!  I miss you and I hope it was a good one!  
Sunday, June 20th, 2010
3:10 pm
Happy Fathers Day...
I've been thinking of my old man all day. I just laughed a bit to myself thinking how awesome it would be to have him on the podcast. I miss shooting the shit with him at 3am. And I wonder if I'd be in a different place if he was still alive.

I wonder if I'll ever truly be over it. Like in 45 years if I'm still alive. Will it hurt as much still?

All I know is this, I wish he was still here. I wish he could see his grand kids grow. I wish silly things, like, what would he think of the new Sherlock Holmes? Or Alice in Wonderland? (Two of his favorite books.) I wonder if he'd be at some university teaching willing students history. I wonder if he'd change their lives for the better. If they would look up to him like I did.

All I can give my Dad for Father's Day is to put my thoughts into the ether, and hope that matters. So I say to my Dad, I miss you and I love you. Happy Father's Day.

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
10:07 pm
Home Sweet Home...
 So I moved into my new apartment.  Loving it so far!  

No one says hi on my posts anymore.  I guess this is what happens when you don't post for a while.  lol

I would like to read peoples list of dream jobs though from my last post.
Monday, April 26th, 2010
12:38 am
Top 5 Dream Jobs...
 5. Roadie for Motley Crew (1984-1989)  - Would get to see one of my favorite bands ever at the the peak of their popularity.  Would witness so much debauchery first hand.  Would see many other of my favorite bands at their peak as well.  Would get all the ladies Tommy and Vince didn't want.  

4. House Husband (Present Day, only if we had no kids.) - Wouldn't have the daily grind of going to work daily.  Would get to watch "The Price Is Right" every day.  Would never have to worry about missing things due to work.  Could keep the house clean to my specifics.  Plus I love to grocery shop.

3. Strip Club DJ (1976-1987)  -  More late 70's early 80's debauchery.  Would have the best selection of music to choose from. Mostly arena rock, hair metal, early rap, and early Prince. Real women were stripping back then, not a lot of Barbie Dolls.  Would likely see some pretty awesome Bar Brawls.  

2. Video Store Owner (1985 - The invent of Netflix) Would be able to build up a quality selection of cult and hard to find movies to keep me afloat in more modern times.  Would get to watch any movie I wanted at any time I wanted too.  Could make my own hours, and hire whom ever I want.  

1. Mid Atlantic Region Wrestling Play By Play Announcer (1979 - 1992)  It's no big secret this era is my favorite in wrestling history.  Would get to watch with my own eyes and call some of the best matches of all time.  Would get to travel with some of the best of all time.  Ric Flair and me would be homies.  Would make friends with Paul Heyman and maybe move to ECW in the mid 90's. 

What are yours?

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, April 18th, 2010
1:13 pm
Indulge me...
So some of you on here know, some of you don't. But 3 weeks ago I started doing a weekly podcast with my roommate / friend about the general wackiness in our lives.

I know some of you already listen (thank you for that!!!) but some of you maybe didn't know. So the link is www.soldoutcast.com If you are on twitter we are @SOLDOUTcast AND you can become a FB  fan.  That is, if you like it and all.  :)

NSFW language, but you'll likely have head phones on anyway.  But I figured you'd need the heads up. 

Thanks guys!

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
3:22 am
I hate Lee Dewyze. That is all.
Sunday, March 21st, 2010
3:32 pm
What I've Learned...
So I started my new job at the Census 2 weeks ago. I did it 10 years ago too for the record. But I don't remember a whole lot. Point of this entry is to tell you what I've learned in those 2 weeks.

There are a LOT of angry people in America. And most of them are middle aged white dudes. Although to be fair there are some old people out there that are as well. But the majority is 35-45 year old white dudes.

These guys either want to do 1 of 2 things. 1) Fill nothing out and yell about how none of this is my business. Or how its unconstitutional to ask if you are white or black, or whatever. But my favorite is 2) Fill out the form and then make sure I know just how White you are and how proud you are of it. So much so you write me a little essay OR cross out the questions about if you are Hispanic and give me a nice rant about how you speak English. And while we are counting them to make sure we count the 31 million or so illegals in the US.

So thats the picture of America I'm getting from my computer screen. Part of me enjoys the craziness but after a while it just gets sad. People are just too worked up about everything now.
I brought this up today because of the Health Care vote. And just how worked up people are about it. Pass or no pass i just don't think tomorrow is gonna be that different. But thats just me. I'm a guy who doesn't go to the doctor anyway. And I'm not gonna start just because I have "free" insurance. So I just don't see it affecting me much. And even for those it WILL affect I don't think its gonna change their life in the way people are freaking out about.

Maybe I'm the problem because I don't "care" as much as others. But that's just me.
Monday, March 1st, 2010
1:59 pm
Let's play a game.

What song lyrics (or Song) remind you of me?

When you reply, I'll respond with lyrics that remind me of you. Maybe we'll all be opened up to new music, or reminded us of old favorites.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
3:11 pm
Tagged by Bamboo82...
Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Arguably my favorite/the best show on TV. Plus the comic that continues the show is one of my favorites. Love he Buffy mythology.

Jay and Silent Bob - I love Kevin Smith films. And these guys are the glue that holds them all together. Plus Jay, has all the best lines.

Masters of the Universe - My favorite cartoon as a kid. Still love it. Skeletor is a bad ass.

Rocky Horror Picture Show - The movie that introduced me to cult classics and "B" movies in general. I love participating at the theater.

Haunted Houses - Every October, have to go.

Robot Chicken - Wish I watched it more now. I forget it's on and am kinda protesting Adult Swim. But it's a great show. also I grew up doing "shows" with my action figures so I get it.

X-men - My first favorite comic as a kid. Loved the old cartoon.

Current Mood: bored
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
11:58 pm
It's been a while huh?

I got told I needed to post here more often so here ya go.

A few things have happened since I last posted. One my gf broke up with me. Now to be fair a few days later she wrote me back to apologize since her reasoning was less than stellar and I can tell she sincerely wants to get back together. That being said we STILL haven't had any face time to discuss such matters. We live 100 miles apart which isn't that big of a deal. But I work a 40 hour week, sometimes more. And she has school and work. The main problem is she leaves for Germany in a couple of weeks and I'm not sure if we'll see each other before then. So I'm ind of in the state of limbo. I mean I would take her back, but we do NEED to talk. And talk like real people, not just Facebook messages back and forth. I need to look at her when I'm talking to her to find out how serious she really is. This is the 2nd time she's done this too me and honestly I'm not in the mood for a 3rd. I'm a huge proponent of not playing games with people emotions or in relationships period. So I need those to come to an end before I can even consider seriously taking her back.

The other issue that sprung up today is I now have a deadline to move out of the house. Granted this is a long time coming and in the long run I'm 28 years old and shouldn't be living at home. This is a fine truth if one was living in a vacuum however I am not. Needless to say I've made some bad decisions in my life and also things out of my control have affected me as well. However that all doesn't matter now as the day is now set. As for what I'm going to do I have zero clue right now. There are a few options on the table, but the MAIN issue is my job. It's a Seasonal position. I MAY get hired on I may not. If I don't it ends sometime in January. If I do no issue. However I have a gut feeling for numerous reasons I am not going to get hired on. That being said besides the fact that I'll need it, I'm not sure if I want to keep that job anyway. Of course I may not have that luxury to choose, but like I stated before I'm about 90% sure that won't even be am issue.

This also sucks because I was looking forward to taking a couple of trips after my job ran out. I really want to go out to Cali to visit my good friend L. But I also want to go to Georgia in the spring with a ton of my friends to a beach house. It's looking like now one of those will have to go to the wayside.

I'll try and be better about updates from here on out, but no promises!!!

Current Mood: blah
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
1:34 pm
Just like that I'm single. You ladies can bitch about men all you want, but your far more devious than us.

Current Mood: aggravated
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
12:32 am
Some good, some bad...
 Been to long.   But to be fair I've been very busy.

Things in my life are really looking up.  New job, (A good and well paying one at that), new girl (who is amazing and so damn cute it's silly).  There are mild complaints with both,  Job:  working Saturdays is a pain.  I want a damn weekend!  Girl: she lives 100 miles away so we only see each other every other weekend or so.   But that stuff is so minimal to how good things are I just shrug them off.

Thats not to say everything is rosy, but to be bluntly honest I don't even want to bring said things up.  

So I just want everyone to know, I'm doing great.  I get to see the lady tomorrow and I couldn't be happier. :)

P.S.  Some of you may remember this crazy tournament I was in last year called Bash Wars.  I asked you to join the group and vote for The Count from Sesame Street who was my character.  Well I won, and I'm now trying to repeat as champion.  If you joined last year and haven't deleted your membership go here before Saturday at 11:59 pm: http://community.livejournal.com/gore_sports/22246.html and vote for The Count again!  If you deleted or didn't join sadly you can't join up right now.  But thanks anyway!

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
12:00 am
Stolen from Ryane
 1. If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.

2. Comment here with your answers and repost the questionnaire on your own journal.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favorite and least favorite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Current Mood: awake
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
9:40 pm
 Thats how I feel right now.

I don't like to talk on the internet about anyone, if I can deal with it personally. So I'll refrain, but ARRRRRRRGGGHHHH, I just wanna throw a fit.

I'm fine, no need to worry just an annoyance thing.  


In other news I went out last night for a Bachelor party.  We went to the Gun Range first.  I got to shoot an old revolver, and a machine gun!  Major fun.  After that we got some grub and then hit the town in a stretch Explorer limo.  It was awesome!  Needless to say when you can safely drink in a vehicle you get pretty blitzed real quick. A one point I think I had 4 drinks going at one time. Good times!  
Got home safe and I'm fully recovered, so none the less a solid weekend!

Sunday, September 20th, 2009
4:36 am
4 Quick news items...
 1.  I'm alive and now 28 years old as of last Tuesday.

2.  I NEED A FUCKING JOB BAD.  ( I swear how many applications for jobs I should easily get do I have to put in?)  Also whay can't a place call you and say, "Hey listen, we're not interested" or something to that affect.  OR here's one, how about telling me why I'm not qualified to work in your Warehouse even though I was a WAREHOUSE MANAGER for 2 1/2 flippin years?  I'm sure it's 8000 times more complicated. Aggrivation.

3.  freckles246  a.K.a. Cassandra Anne Ambrose is my girlfriend.  This is like the one MAJOR bright spot in my life.  I need a job so my ass can go visit her more often while she gets educated in Evansville.  But other than that no complaints.  She's awesome.  We shoulda been dating for a long time now, but I'm an idiot sometimes.  I do stupid things that cause confusion when I should be focused on the the things right in my face.  Point is though, we're together now, and that is AWESOME.   I got me another redhead. :)

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This is my new favorite Jay-Z song, and my favorite song of the moment in general.  I NEED "Blueprint III".  

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
3:51 am
 Why do I feel like the loneliest person in the world when I know it isn't true. 

Current Mood: blank
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
5:36 am
 Not anymore.

Do I feel a bit better than the last post.  Yes.

Is it by much?  Maybe 5% if I'm lucky.  I know I'm not gonna cancel my birthday dinner. So that helps.  
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
5:54 am
 I, without a shadow of a doubt, am at the lowest point in my life I've ever been.  I'm depressed, alone, broke, and jobless.  My birthday is in 3 weeks and I'm already thinking of calling off all my plans because I won't have the money to enjoy them. 

But the worst part is, even if I won the lottery tomorrow I still wouldn't be happy.  Because I know that I can't have the one thing I want in my life more than anything.  And that is what kills me the most.  It's what keeps me up these late hours.  

I have no idea what to do with myself. 
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