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single file line [09 Apr 2004|11:13am]
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so finally, after a month and a half, i've landed a job. i now work at safilo, which makes eyeglasses and sunglasses and cases and what not. they've put me in shipping and receiving i guess you could say. i spend my day loading up boxes of cases for the packers to pick from. whenever they run low on a specific cases, they call on me, so i'm constantly busy, which makes the time go by fast.

i already have three problems with the job however. one, i only speak english. everyone who works there is spanish, so i have a hard time understanding them half the time. second, the drive to and from work sucks. i sit in traffic forever. third, they've got me working overtime sorting mail without asking me. yesterday i got to work until 6:45 again, when i was supposed to leave at 5:00. i know it shouldn't be a big deal, but i didn't sign on to do ten and a half hour days. and i only get paid eight bucks an hour.

it almost doesn't seem worth it to even work there. the only reason i don't mind it is because i don't have to deal with actual, bitchy customers, and the dress code is kind of lax. i can wear pretty much whatever i want to. i guess i'll just stick it out until something better comes along.

on the way home from work last night, my "check engine soon" light came on, so i had to stop at sts this morning to drop it off. i know i'm well overdue for an oil change, so i can get that out the way, but i almost shit my pants when the guy told me it would be $75.00 just to look and see why that light came on. $75.00 just to look at it!?!?! this little inconvenience is gonna cost me an arm and a leg. fuck.

skate and surf is next friday. we are leaving for asbury on thursday. there aren't really any bands i'm dying to see. avenged sevenfold, my chemical romance, boysetsfire. i really wanted to see minus the bear, but i didn't see them on the set list last night. i know they were supposed to play...i guess i should just check their web page or something.

sorry about this rambling. i'll end it here.

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add them together and you get five [09 Feb 2004|03:26pm]
[ mood | blah ]



sitting at home, hoping that meghan doesn't run late at the prosecutors' office. think i'll try giving her a call in a few minutes. i've spent all afternoon burning andrea her list of twenty+ cd's she wanted. i should have them all finished in an hour or two.

for my birthday, meghan bought me a pair of black kangaROOS, and you will know us by the trail of dead : the secret of elena's tomb on vinyl, lewis black unleashed on dvd, the best of insomniac with dave attell on dvd, burt's bees citrus facial scrub, burt's bees bay rum exfoliating soap, and doctor burt's lavender mint toothpaste. she spent way too much money on me.

this morning we tried to get new cell phones (for the second time), but her plan isn't up until the end of march (last time they told us to come back in february). so we still have one more month to wait.

guess i should get back to burning cd's, and maybe watch some of those dvd's to waste some time.
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...and the weather outside is frightful... [06 Feb 2004|11:30am]
[ mood | okay ]




i attempted to go to work today. i've skipped out damn near the entire week because no one is there and there's not a single thing for me to do. no one was there again today, but i thought i'd go and get the ladder and attempt to put another coat of poly on the ceiling (although it really doesn't need it). but once in the garage, i noticed that rob must have came back and taken the ladder to another job, so there was no way for me to get into the upstairs room. yet another day of sitting at home.

i talked to brian for a little bit yesterday morning. i asked him if they were hiring over at sam's club, and he told me i had to come down and fill out a computer application. maybe i'll do that monday or tuesday. we talked about music and bands for a while, and i realize that i do miss hanging out with him. we used to be inseparable, and now we're barely on speaking terms. i'm supposed to give him a call tonight, and i just might. maybe we'll hit up the dinner or something. no use in going to bed early tonight. both me and meghan have off until tuesday. so we can't use work as an excuse to stay in.



that's rob and john, and the room i've been working on/in for the past three+ months.
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left uninspired by the crust of railroad earth... [27 Jan 2004|11:45am]
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so i get to work this morning, and no one is there. so i left. i was originally hoping that i wouldn't have to work because of all the snow we were supposed to get. but it didn't snow, at all. the storm has been "postponed" until tonight. maybe a foot or more they're saying. i hope it starts late tonight. i hate driving in that shit. i guess i can go and clean my room or try to beat metroid for gameboy advance.
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did i forget to mention... [26 Jan 2004|03:51pm]
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happy anniversary meghan. i love you.
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god loves ugly [22 Dec 2003|03:54pm]
[ mood | relaxed ]



what a gorgeous day outside today. instead of feeling like the first day of winter, it felt like the first day of spring. i was able to work with the windows open and not be afraid of getting frostbite. i get to work by myself pretty much the rest of the year. the other guys had to go and work on some "emergency" job. it's kind of nice...i just listen to my ipod and stain and sand wood. time goes by pretty quick. i'm actually quite content with my job at the moment.

saturday night we actually went out, for the first time in probably a month. me, meghan, and andrea went and played pool and went to the diner. andrea is going to take on the task of drawing the design for my next tattoo. i've decided that the whole zombie scene is a good idea and should look pretty cool.

speaking of zombies, the new dawn of the dead trailer is up on apple.com. it looks ok, although from what i've read, it's nothing like the original. i've got my calender marked.

only three more days until christmas. it doesn't really feel like it. oh well. at least i've got all my shopping done.

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burrrrr... [02 Dec 2003|03:19pm]
[ mood | tired ]



really cold out there today and i should know...i had to work in it. i even got to see our first dusting of snow. it snowed for a good hour and showed no signs of stopping, but alas, the sun came out and melted most of it.

my face is red and burns because of windburn.

christmas is right around the corner. gotta get crackin'and finish my shopping...think i'll do the rest on-line.

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give it a shot if you're bored [01 Dec 2003|07:44pm]
[ mood | tired ]



01: What is your first memory of me:
02: How long have we been friends:
03: Tell about one memory we share together:
04: Describe me in four adjectives:
05: If we could spend a day together what would we do:
06: Name one thing you really don't like about me:
07: Name one thing you really do like about me:
08: If you could give me a gift what would it be:
09: Have we ever gotten in a fight & about what:
10: Have we ever hugged:
11: Have we ever danced with each other:
12: Have you ever seen me cry:
13: Have i ever offended you:
14: What is something embarrassing that i've done:
15: What do i usually look like when you see me:
16: What do i say all the time\whats my catch phrase:
17: Do you think we will be friends in 5 years:
18: Do you think i am bitchy:
19: Has there been anything you wanted to tell me, but didn't:
20: What advice would you give me, in general:
21: Wanna make out:
22: Suggest a band / cd for me to listen to:
23: Is there a song that reminds you of me:
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finally [26 Nov 2003|06:52pm]
[ mood | tired ]




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traffic [26 Nov 2003|04:26pm]
[ mood | tired ]



on my break today, i went to dunkin donuts. as i walked out, i noticed a garbage truck parked along the shoulder with some guy sitting on the curb. upon closer inspection, i guessed that the truck must have been too tall for the street light, or it just totally ran it over, because there the light (and post) was, clear as day, being dragged down rt 10 on the front of the garbage truck. i would post a picture, but fucking snapfish is acting up. maybe later.
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how terrible [22 Oct 2003|04:54pm]
[ mood | sad ]



sad day in music today. as i was reading bills' away message, there were a couple of links he had posted under which said "horrible horrible stuff". curious, i clicked on the first one he had listed, and to my surprise, the page that came up said that elliott smith was dead. he had supposedly committed suicide by stabbing himself. he was only thirty-four.
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do you feel lucky...punk... [20 Oct 2003|03:53pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]



i'm exhausted. i woke up early this morning to go with meghan to the clinic, so she could test out some bronzer or something. we get all the way down there to find out that the testing isn't until tomorrow morning. at least we didn't hit much traffic.

on the way home we stopped at barnes and noble to look for books on screen printing, but came up short. they didn't have a single one. of all the damn crafts to pick, we pick the one with no references...no "how to" books.

then it was on to work, where it was apparent that everyone (my boss and the roofers) were talking about me as i pulled in. i could tell by the smiles. granted i was two and a half hours late, but i make my own damn hours. they came up with some sly remarks, like "what did you do, get lost?". it really pissed me off, and it set my mood for the rest of the day there. i had to blow leaves. this is gonna be my second straight week of blowing leaves down his hill. the worst part is that not even half the leaves have fallen yet, so it's gonna be a long month.

i left at two-thirty to stop at the library to look for books (on screen printing) and to my amazement, they had two. granted they are pretty ancient, but i believe i saw a diagram on how to build one. i'll have to check it out later when i go to meghans'. maybe we'll actually be able to get this whole thing started a little sooner.

on the way home from the library, i was feeling lucky, so i stopped to play the lottery. hopefully the next time i write, i'll be a few thousand richer.
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it's always cold when you sleep alone [15 Oct 2003|05:55pm]
[ mood | sad ]



tonight i sleep alone, for the first time in months. i don't know if i can handle it.
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enter with a bullet [11 Oct 2003|10:57am]


...and so begins the weekend. i actually took off from work yesterday, so me and meghan could go to hacklebarney farm to pick pumpkins and get cider and donuts.

last night we hung out with andrea and her new love interest (?) sonny. he seemed like a really nice guy. we went to the diner and then to hookerman.

tonight, andreas' friend is having a party. we're gonna go, but i don't really feel like drinking. i never feel like drinking anymore. it's not a bad thing. i'm just weird.

coheed and cambria at vintage vinyl tomorrow...be there or be square.

i was in the mood to post, but i'm seriously in a slump about what to write. everything i type is coming out all wrong. i think i'll end it here.
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better wear something heavier [02 Oct 2003|04:33pm]
[ mood | tired ]



cold outside again. it definitely feels like fall. work is really beginning to take it's toll on me once again. the cold cuts right through me. i'm getting sick because of it. i've been so tired. i actually fell asleep early last night. i woke up to catch a little bit of reno 911 and fell right back to sleep.

i feel really bad for meghan. i think she is beginning to hate me. i just can't seem to help it. i'm always just so damn tired. when i get to her house i go straight for the bed, and just lay there.

we've been making t-shirts lately...my anchor shirt came out decent, as did the lawrence arms hourglass with wings. i just need to think of some more designs i could use.

"do you hear the jet plane yawing miles across the sky? do you hear the garbage truck back down the boulevard, setting off the car alarms as it passes by? do you hear the static of one thousand detuned radios? shut the window, love, keep the world outside. i don't want to think about anyone but the footsteps are getting louder, drowning out the sound of the rain, as it knocks on the windowsill. i'm not answering the phone -- let it ring. lately i've been feeling like a falling bomb, the ground is getting closer and the sky is falling down."

this song has been brought to you by a falling bomb.
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he's showing promise [14 Sep 2003|12:16pm]
[ mood | okay ]



it's humid outside again. i wish it had stayed cool. i can't wait for fall.

last night we went to target, and i purchased day of the dead on dvd. there is so much extra crap on it that it made my head spin. george romero actually has the fourth installment, tentatively titled dead reckoning, in the works. i'm so excited.

zombie movies rock.
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please take these hands [13 Sep 2003|12:40pm]
[ mood | okay ]



listening to the new thursday album. i had preordered it and it came in the mail today, four days before it's release date. it rocks. this is one album i haven't listened to before it actually came out.

crappy day outside. i hate the rain with a passion. we were supposed to continue our garage sale today, but so much for that. meghan made like eighty-nine dollars yesterday, i made seventeen. better than i expected. i'm happy. people really do buy crap though. i think i'll post some stuff on e-bay to make money to use for christmas presents. it's only a couple of months away. gotta start saving.

i'm really sick of working for john. at first it wasn't bad at all, but now i've grown tired of doing all this shit work. i need to get my resume out and get a real job, with benefits. i need to make money to pay for the bills i've been racking up. damn near fifteen hundred dollars in debt.

i need to win the lottery.

no plans for today as of yet. i really want to see cabin fever, but i think we are going to wait to see it when it hits the drive in. anyway, i haven't updated in a while, so i thought i'd catch up a bit, even though this is just ramble.
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where has the time gone...and where does it really go? [01 Sep 2003|12:49pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]



my room is finally clean. it's taken me most of the morning, but i think i've finally gotten things under control. what a waste of a day. at least it's not nice outside or anything though (damn rain).

me and meghan watched the first two hours of the lord of the rings, the two towers, last night. we shut it off just as it was getting good. i'm really in the mood to finish it right now, and it doesn't help that my mom is watching it as i speak (or type). but i think i'll wait for meghan. it's her last day today, and i can't wait to spend the rest of the week doing nothing (being i took this week off for the hell of it). time to kick back and just relax.
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cool down quicker, please [17 Aug 2003|02:25pm]
[ mood | bored ]



pretty uneventful weekend. i really hate just sitting at home, doing nothing. i wish meghan wasn't working. i don't feel like going out and getting stuck in traffic, or even just driving for that matter. it's times like these when you realize that it sucks to not have any friends.

i have a long week ahead of me. i'm ready to just throw in the towel. will this nightmare ever end?
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better late than never [13 Aug 2003|06:58pm]
[ mood | tired ]



i hate working at johns'. i wish that other job never fell through. i don't know how long i can put up with doing this anymore. the humidity is really taking its toll on me.

downloading the new fata album...i hope it finishes before i leave to see meghan.
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