Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 18 Comments

Heather and I took a three day weekend because its summer and we can! We spent a lot of money, unfortunately, and now the rest of the month has us living on what’s left in the house and $16 in our pockets. Hopefully we don’t have to bust out the Credit Card again. At least its a Capital One card so no visigoths will come beating down our door.

Movie night went great. I think everyone enjoyed The Imposters, and it was funnier than I remember. Its been a long time since I’ve seen it so I was a little nervous, but all was good and a good time was had by all. The rest of the weekend was spent screwing around and generally not concerning ourselves with anything of any importance. We shopped on Saturday and bought some new clothes for work and working out. We also got some much needed toiletries as I was nearly out of deoderant, pomade, toothpaste, rubbing alcohol, and bath soap. I was getting dangerously close to being very uncouth.

I played a fair amount of World of Warcraft, watched a fair number of movies on TV, and generally lazed about for three days. I’m getting to the point where I think we will not be going on vacation this summer (as the next semester starts in 5 weeks), but I’m still not sure. If we do go, though, it’s going to be all on borrowed money (credit card) which Heather and I are both a bit wary of doing.

The radio show I listen to brought up a fun and insghtful question this morning. So our as a new feature of the journal, please post in a reply your answer:

“When did you first feel old?”

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Monday, January 5th, 2004 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Wow, I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything, but that’s because I’ve been pretty much away from or avoiding computing for the past 2-3 weeks. I don’t get away often so when I get the chance to not need a computer for a while, I lavish in it.

So now that I’m back at work, my friggin livejournal icon has been blinking almost non-stop. Apparently you people won’t shut up!

Christmas was good, we had a decent drive out to Virginia. I always love going out there. Had beautiful weather, even without snow. I wanted to try out the Baja in the snow, but I was okay with Texas-y weather while we were out there. It was nice to see Jeremy and Christy again, even though they’d only been out of town for a couple months. I missed them and it was good to see them again. As usual, I was really happy to see mom and dad, at least for the first few days. Then mom went back to berating me for things I’m too old to be scolded for. I stay for a long time because I don’t see them often, but it seems like by the time I get through 4 or 5 days, I’d rather just be home. I really like my dad though (I do like my mom, I just get tired of her much faster) so I make myself feel better by trying to hang out with him more during the final days. Mom did appologize to me twice about treating me like I was 8. I think she was sincere, even if she wasn’t, it was at least nice to hear her say she was sorry.

Gift wise, I did alright. Heather did a great job of getting me stuff that I wanted that wasn’t at all on my list. Almost everything she gave me was a complete surprise, and a happy surprise, too. I’m looking forwad to putting up my hammock, if it starts to get warm again, that is. I didn’t get my GPS as a gift, but I bought it afterwards with christmas money and some returns I made. I haven’t gone caching yet, but only for the same reason I haven’t put up my hammock, as of yesterday, it’s dropped to 30° and it’s just too darned cold.

We got back in time to go to the New Years party, but for a number of different and individual reasons between Heather, Nur, and myself, we decided to not go. It was very strange to be sitting home, alone and quiet on New Years. Strangely nice though.

Anyway, now we have a week before the semester to start and things haven’t started rioting just yet, but I can almost sense impending doom. I hope it’s just indegestion, I’d love to have a good semester.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | 3 Comments

So Thanksgiving was this past week. We ate turkey and called it dinner, I guess that counts.

We went to Heather’s parents’ house for Thanksgiving. I’m not overly fond of visiting her parents, but we do so anyway. It’s about a 5 hour drive up there, we make it in just under 5 hours. She lives in the panhandle where there’s nothing to break the horrizon for miles and the wind blows 90mph year round. bleh. Wednesday night was sandwiches which were pretty good, although they were on cheap ass, stick to the roof of your mouth like a dental mold bread. I got to meet Doug and Kay, who are Heather’s parent’s friends from Australia. They were really cool, though more talkative than I am. Means I get to sit and listen a lot while saying a lot of “wow,” “yeah,” mmhmm,” and “really.” They had some pretty cool stories though, most of all, don’t speed in Australia.

Thursday was Thanksgiving. Heather slept almost all day, which she is want to do on vacation. Unfortunately, since I get up pretty early (okay 9:00) even on weekends and vacations, that leaves me to do more “uh-huh-ing” with Heather’s family. The really big downer is, where I don’t really watch sports at all, Heather’s family switches from one sporting event to another constantly all day. If the TV is on, it’s on Sports. So I have to suffer, pretending to care about what they talk about, watching shit I don’t want to watch. I played some games with Brandon and started reading Vishvakarman‘s novel. Dinner was okay. The turkey, regardless of how good Bill cooks from time to time, was dry and kind of bland. Everything else was good. It’d be nice to have a real, home made pie once in a while, but store bought is fine. I just love PIE.

We managed to wrestle in a watching of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Extended Edition after “second dinner” which was nice. Though we had to ride the volume much like the first night when we watched Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Heather’s mom has this thing about the volume and it has to be below a certain level, which the action sequences are always above and dialgue is always below, so we have to ride the volume to hear what’s going on but not annoy her mother. Sheesh. Then again, they’re rattling the dominoes so loud that even then, we can’t really hear.

Friday was Heather’s Birthday and that brought about everyone leaving the house for Black Friday. Heather and I got to stay behind and watch The Hulk and Harry Potter: The Chamber of Secrets at any volume we wanted. Ah, blissful freedom. We had a pretty damn good ham that night for dinner. Bill redeemed himself from the Turkey the night before.

Saturday, after a lot of conversation, we finally pulled ourselves away and made our 5 hour journey in 4½ hours. Only 30 minutes longer than Brandon. 😉

When we got home, we really got our vacation, we went out to dinner, we curled up and watched a movie, we really enjoyed the end of our trip.

All in all, it was a good vacation, too short and not necesarily with the people I’d most wanted to spend it with, but still, better than some. I got to see a good number of movies for free and was able to read all of Vish’s novel, which, in my opinion, definitely didn’t suck.

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Back at Work, the Vacation’s Over

Monday, May 19th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Well, we went to San Antonio this weekend (Thurs-Sun). We had a great time, but like all good times, we had to come back at the end. We spent the weekend in a fantastic Inn/B&B called the Riverwalk Vista. It was an old business building whose second and third floors had been converted into hotel rooms that look out over different areas of downtown San Antonio. The expensive rooms look right out onto the Riverwalk, while our room had a great view of the Tower of the Americas (and the Riverwalk Mall). It didn’t matter what view we got, we were still spitting distance from the most populated section of the Riverwalk (right on Commerce Street) and could walk to any number of fabulous restraunts and shops.

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I Should Write More

Thursday, March 27th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

I really should write more. It’s the only way others would feel obligated to write, isn’t it? Not a lot has been going on, but then again, maybe that’s just because of my perspective.

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Happy Y2K3

Wednesday, January 8th, 2003 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Well Sheeeeeeeeit… looks like I’ve been slacking on the updates… sorry about that. I know that this is such a popular blog I have people beating down my virtual door to get updates. I know, my life is just that interesting.

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Monday, December 16th, 2002 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

Well, I don’t know why but all of a sudden I’m extremely tired. I could totally fall asleep here in my chair. I’ve gotten the main thing I wanted done today and now it’s lazeabout time. Tomorrow I will have another priority task set up for myself. That’s all this week is, is making sure to have everything ready to go for the week after break.

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Christmas in Virginia – From my Old Clié Journals

Tuesday, December 18th, 2001 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments


Day 1:
We left Denton on Dec. 18 and headed out to Virginia via Atlanta to see an old highschool friend of mine.

After Heather recalculated the trip time, we realized that our 11 hour trip was really a 13 hour trip and that we would be getting into Atlanta much later that we had ever anticipated. Jen still came out to see us even though we didn’t get into the hotel until after 10:00.

Unfortunately getting in that late we were up very late talking when Jen finally got to the hotel (she got lost on the way). We didn’t get to bed until 2:00 that night, which is pretty late to be going to bed when you have a 8 hour drive ahead of you the next morning.

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