Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.: June 2003

Monday, June 30, 2003

I went through some boxes of stuff today, and found a lot of things I haven't seen in years. For one, I found my copies of Chris' weird stories he wrote in high school. I've mentioned these stories before, a long time ago, but did not have any copies. They are very weird stories, usually involving an extremely stupid guy named Bubba, whose catch phrase is "why for you do dat?" They also often featured an acquaintance of Bubba's; Tofu, the three ton midget. He wrote other Bubba stories, but this is the only one I have a copy of:

Once upon a time there was a man by the name of Bubba. Now you have to understand that Bubba wasn't very bright. In fact, he was downright stupid. While walking down the road his buddy Tofu (who was a 3 ton MIDGET) came up to him and asked him to give him all his Ho-Hos.

"Okay," Bubba said.

Now you need to understand that these Ho-Hos were for Bubba's momma, who was the size of a small house. When he got home she was as mad as a raging sloth.

"Bubba, why did you do that?" she asked.
"Because he asked me for them," he answered.
"Boy, you have to be the stupidest person alive," she stated as she sat on him.
"Why for you do dat?" Bubba asked.
"Because I felt like it."

Later, when Bubba finally crawled forth from the caverns.

"Boy, that stinks!" Bubba exclaimed.
"Hey Bubba," said Tofu.
"You wanna go fight someone?"
"Well, go get your gun."

As they were walking down the street, they came upon some gang members.

"Hey, Bubba," said Tofu.
"Go gettum, and I'll stay right here and watch."
"Okay, Tofu."

In a matter of minutes Bubba was in the middle of the battle with Tofu cheering the gang members on. First they hit Bubba on the head with a bat (a futile effort as we all know).

This is where the story ends. He never did finish it. This story is typical of most of the things he wrote back then. Common themes of his stories are midgets, impossibly fat people, things taking a crap, extremely stupid people, and gerbils in the rectum. What's really bad is that he often handed these stories in for school assignments. And even worse, he usually got good grades for them. One time he wrote a very short story about a monkey who swallowed a three hundred pound mango seed, and then split in half when it tried to take a crap. He turned that in and got an "A."

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Dammit. I hate this. I let my guard down for a second, and now I'm all depressed again. I thought it was finally safe, and that I could handle it now. But I was wrong. I've been ignoring the source of the problem for some time now, and was fine, but now I stopped ignoring it and distancing myself from it, and it got to me again.

Man, I feel pretty weird today. I'm bored, tired, lonely, and confused. And for some reason when I get this way I usually look up my horoscope. Here's a pretty cool thing I found, that gives a description of the qualities of Saggitarius in general. Which, for the most part, accurately describes me, except for a few things, such as the parts about being optimistic, athletic and social.

"Sagittarius, the ninth Sign of the Zodiac, is the home of the wanderers of the Zodiac. It's not a mindless ramble for these folks, either. Sagittarians are truth-seekers, and the best way for them to do this is to hit the road, talk to others and get some answers. Knowledge is key to these folks, since it fuels their broad-minded approach to life. The Sagittarian-born are keenly interested in philosophy and religion, and they find that these disciplines aid their internal quest. At the end of the day, what Sagittarians want most is to know the meaning of life, and if they accomplish this while feeling free and easy, all the better.

"It's the Archer which represents Sagittarians, although in this case it's a Centaur (half man, half beast) which is flinging the arrows. Centaurs were the intellectuals of ancient Roman mythology, and Sagittarians are quick to consider themselves their modern-day counterparts. Those born under this Sign are clear thinkers and choose to look at the big picture most of the time. They also like it when others agree with their well-thought-out point of view. The alternative to this, for better or for worse, is a Sag who can become argumentative and blunt. That's not to say that these folks are intransigent -- Archers will listen to what others have to say, in keeping with the Mutable Quality assigned to this Sign. Indeed, Sagittarians are enthusiastic consumers of information (and enthusiastic in general), the better to get the answers they need. It's also a good idea to give Sags lots of room to explore their world. Once these folks start to feel hemmed in, they'll become impatient and difficult.

"Sagittarius is ruled by the Planet Jupiter. In ancient Roman times, Jupiter was the King of the Gods, and most Sagittarians would say that the royal pedigree has been passed on to them. The Sag-born are generous and just, much like a noble leader. These folks are also expansive in their thoughts, as well as in their approach. Sags are forever reaching -- for knowledge, understanding and answers. They are outspoken in their beliefs, at times to the point of exaggeration. This may be due to their unflinching optimism. Sags are also a lucky bunch, thanks to Jupiter's golden glow. They're quick to take a gamble on things, feeling both lucky and smart. While the process of exploration is what fuels Sagittarians (and translating that to others as a teacher and philosopher), they need to be aware of their tendency to procrastinate. Those born under this Sign can be quite self-indulgent since things come so easily to them (thanks to their charming and sociable natures). Smart Archers, however, will catch themselves in time, the better to continue their good work.

"The Element associated with Sagittarius is Fire. Just as a fire can move quickly and uncontrollably, so can Sagittarians as they flit from one thing to the next, never looking back. For the Sag-born, it's all about action and adventure (and, hopefully, conclusions). These folks love their physicality and are often athletic, and certainly full of stamina. Life for these folks is played full-on, which is why it's chock-full of experiences. Archers are outgoing, enthusiastic and tend to overstep their bounds as a result, falling prey to the likes of foot-in-mouth disease. They can talk so fast (and so much) that they don't process the full weight of what they're saying, leading to the occasional hurt feeling. Often, however, their words serve to inspire others and to get things going. Yes, Sagittarians are straight-ahead folks who are curious, spiritual and true believers. The fact that they attract others with ease should be no surprise, since they have a great sense of fun and enjoy a good time. They don't lack for confidence, either, not a whit! High-spirited Sags love to socialize -- with an ever-changing crew.

"The athleticism of Sags lends itself to challenging sports, and they definitely know they're up to the task. That's why you're likely to find them in an around-the-world solo boat race or climbing up the highest peaks (where they should be mindful of their legs and hips). No stretch is too big for a Sag, if only because these folks know they're ready (and lucky to boot). Mental games such as chess or debate also fuel the Sag's mood. Moody colors they'll wear, since they favor rich maroon and navy hues. When it comes to love games, the Archer is playful, flirtatious and always on top.

"The great strength of the Sagittarius-born is their philosophical, wide-open and curious nature. These folks seek both knowledge and truth, and they are eager to share their explorations with others. Their optimistic and generous spirit makes them a pleasure to have around."

There's also this:

"Sagittarius Romance Profile
The sign of the Archer rules the House of Philosophy, something which speaks volumes about these inquisitive, knowledge-seeking souls. Sagittarians are truth seekers, focused intensely on learning about their lover and exploring them more deeply. Truth be told, the Archer wants to explore everything deeply, so conversations in bed can run the gamut from religion to politics, and which position is most comfortable. These versatile and charming folks enjoy taking a long drink from the cup of life, something which also makes them exceedingly flirtatious and great social animals. Sagittarian candor is only matched by the need for independence, a guileless raison d'etre which can be an aphrodisiac to many. The Archer loves a challenge, just the kind of thing which spices up their already hot love life."

That's disgusting, fat old ladies are having dirty thoughts in my drive-through. At work tonight a couple of older women, probably in their 50's, came through drive-through and ordered two vanilla ice cream cones. Our ice cream machine is messed up though, the vanilla is never frozen very well, and tonight was no different. The vanilla ice cream was way too soft to stay on the cones, so when the women pulled around to the window, I told them so. I told them the ice cream was too soft, and that they could either get it in a cup, or get chocolate instead. The woman who was driving said, "Never mind then, we like it hard." Then they giggled. It frightened me.

Alicia came in tonight. I was very surprised because she didn't complain about the dream I had. She said she just laughed when she read about it. I figured she'd yell at me or something.

Well, I just got home from work, and it's late and I'm tired. So I'm gonna get ready for bed. I'm off tomorrow, thank god.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Man, I've been having some weird dreams lately, and they're really vivid and seem completely real. But most of all, they're just odd. A week or so ago I had a dream that people were being attacked by this big squid creature. This thing looked like something straight out of a story by H.P. Lovecraft, it was a six foot long squid with transparent skin so that you could see inside it and see all it's organs and brain and stuff. It attacks people, but doesn't kill them, instead it lays an egg in their rectum, which lodges in there with spikes, and is impossible to get out. Then, a few days later, the egg hatches, and the baby squid-thing kills the person from the inside, and eats them. So, that's a very weird dream, especially the rectum part.

Then a couple of nights ago I dreamed that I was having to bathe a pig. In my shower. Luckily it wasn't a big, huge pig, it was just a little piglet.

Then last night, I, ummm, dreamed that I was making out with Alicia. Yeah. That's a really weird dream for me, I usually don't dream about things like that. I have had that dream once before though.

I probably shouldn't have wrote about that last dream though.

Man, work sucks. I'm all out of shape and stuff from just sitting on my ass the last three months. I'm in pain. I don't hurt that bad tonight, though. But the first few nights at work made me hurt really bad. Carl's Jr. still sucks as much as it ever did.

Friday, June 27, 2003

I've yet to figure out why my posts are centered. Alicia (Remember her? It's been a while since I talked about her.) says that her blog isn't that way, and she's also using the new Blogger program. I guess maybe it's just the template I'm using, but I don't want to change it. Damn, I have to go to work now.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

This new Blogger program is cool, but it's messed up my postings. For some reason, all posts other than my most recent one are centered, and look weird.

Ok, so I didn't write my review of Harry Potter when I said I would. I said I'd write it the next day after work, but I was too tired, so I decided I would write it the nest day, because I was off work, but then someone called in and I had to work. So then I was going to write it yesterday, but I couldn't access my blog all day yesterday, and part of this morning because the website was moving my blog to the new Blogger program, which so far looks pretty cool. So anyway, here's my review on the last half of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The second half of the book was much better than the first half, and more than made up for the shortcomings of the first half. As is to be expected, there was a lot more action, and lots of cool stuff happened. I realize I am being very vague, but I don't want to give anything away, even though everyone I know already knows who dies in the book, because they cheated and looked as soon as they got the book. But I'm still not going to tell who died. In my opinion, the death didn't bother me, in fact, if someone had to die, I would rather it have been this person, rather than some of the other characters. Yet everyone I know is angry about it, they don't like who died, they all say that it was one of their favorite characters, and they don't even want to read the book now.
The most I'm going to give away about how the book ended is that everything comes out good in the end. All the bad things that happened in the first half are fixed and everything's good again. So, since I don't want to give anything away, that's about all I have to say about Harry Potter.

Last night, while surfing the internet, I discovered the greatest band in existence, The Lords of the Rhymes.The Lords of the Rhymes, a.k.a. Bombadil and Quickbeam are a couple of white boys who dress up like elves and dwarves and hobbits and sing rap songs about The Lord of the Rings, and other Tolkein stories. They are my new favorite band, despite the fact that they only have two singles out. I normally hate rap, but I love these guys, and it's not just because they sing about Lord of the Rings, but because they are also very good. They have a sound kind of like the Beastie Boys, one of the few rap groups I like, and they use lots of cool samples from old Lord of the Rings books on tape, radio productions, and the old animated movie of The Hobbit. They have two singles, plus several remixes of those two songs. Out of the main two their newest one, "Nine Fingered Frodo and the Ring of Doom" is the best, though their original track, "The Lords of the Rhymes," is also very good, and features Gollum beatboxing, which is quite possibly the coolest thing ever.

Hmm, it seems like there was some other stuff I wanted to talk about, but I don't remember what, so I'm gonna go now. I have lots of other things to do tonight. I just bought a used video game for really cheap, it's Dark Cloud 2, a game I've been wanting for months now, and also my DVDs of "The Maxx" that I ordered just came in. The Maxx, if you don't remember, was a strange cartoon they showed on MTV years ago, and was my favorite show. I used to know every word of every episode by heart, and I've been looking for recordings of the show for years. I finally found it on eBay, a complete set of every episode, on DVD. I just hope they quality is good, they are homemade DVDs that someone made. Anyway, I'm gonna go watch that, and play some video games. Today, life is good.

Monday, June 23, 2003

Well, I just finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but now it is time for bed. I will write about it tomorrow night after work. For now, I will just say that the second half of the book was much better.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Well, I start work again at Carl's Jr. at 4:00 tomorrow. I'm still really dreading it. I especially hate having to wear that damn uniform again. That was always one of the things I hated the most about that job, was that uncomfortable uniform. I hate having to tuck my shirt in, and the uniform never fit me very well, no matter what size shirt I got. Something about the uniform always made me extremely self-conscious too. I hate it.

Cool! This site has had 53 hits this week, that's more than twice what I usually get. I normally only get between 15 and 25, the last few weeks it been closer to 25.

Well, I'm up to page 515 now in the new Harry Potter book, and honestly, I can't wait for it to be over. I can barely read it, it's just too horrible. Not the book or the writing, it's just as well written as the other books, if not better, but the stuff that's happening in it is just too horrible. I don't want to give anything away, so I will be vague. In this book about nine tenths of the wizarding world now thinks Harry is just a liar and a show off, they don't beleive that Voldemort is back, and that he's making it all up just to get attention, and they also think that Dumbledore is just a senile old crackpot who hangs out with crooks and liars like Harry Potter. Dumbledore has been kicked out of all the various wizardly groups he used to belong to, and has had his "Order of Merlin" title taken away, and is expected to be kicked out of Hogwarts very soon. The Ministry of Magic are the "bad guys" now, it is they who are convincing everyone that Dumbledore and Harry are crazy, dangerous, frauds. They also have a person working inside Hogwarts now, and keep passing all kinds of laws giving her power over the school, and she goes around "grading" all the teachers and putting them on probation and banning after school activities and things like that, and making everything against the rules. They're barely even allowed to practice magic anymore. In "Defense Against the Dark Arts" all they do is read textbooks, they aren't allowed to actually do any of the magic. Life at Hogwarts has become a living hell for everyone, Harry especially. Luckily he has finally calmed down a little, and is not yelling at people everytime they so much as say "hi" to him. The first half of the book Harry is constantly yelling at everyone, saying things like, "You think it's easy being me? You think I like being pointed at and whispered about by everyone? You think I enjoy being attacked by Voldemort all the time?" Stuff like that, and jumping down the throat of all the teachers and even Ron and Hermione every time they try to talk to him.
It's getting a little better now, what little I've read of the second half of the book isn't quite as irritating. It's a really good book, well written and everything, just like the previous books, but I think she's gonna lose some readers, now that Voldemort is back, and the books are going in a new direction.
I'd still be reading it right now, but it's my sister's book and it's her turn now. So I had to stop for a few hours. I will definitely finish the book tonight though. I really want to read it, and hate stopping, even though while I am reading it, it's so hard to keep going. What's happening in the book is so terrible though, you want to keep reading, and get to the end quickly, just to see how everything turns out. I hope everything turns out well in the end, but that's doubtful now that Voldmort's back, and someone still has to die.

Saturday, June 21, 2003

My sister managed to get a copy of Harry Potter last night. They had to wait in a little bit of a line, but not much of one. There were only about 50 people in line, and Wal-Mart had 250 copies of the book. I've just been reading it for about the last three hours. I only got up to page 178. That seems kind of slow reading to me, compared to how fast I normally read, but everyone else in the house is calling me a freak for being able to read so fast. I could easily read the entire book tonight if I felt like it, but I don't really want to, and my sister wants to read it some more, and it is her book. This book is pretty cool, I especially like the glimpse of magical office life inside the Ministry of Magic, with witches and wizards working in cubicles, just like any normal Muggle office, except that the pictures tacked up on the cubicle walls move.
Of course, now that Voldemort's back, the tone of this book is darker than the previous books. This one starts off pretty dark, and at page 178 is just starting to briefly loosen up a little. J.K. Rowling's been on TV the last few days saying that in this book "one of what I consider to be a major character dies." She cried for hours when she had to write that part. But as she goes on to say, this is just the beginning, the deaths have begun, as the second war with Voldemort has now begun.
It's not just the foreboding of evil that creates the dark atmosphere that pervades this book, Harry is also acting strangely, he's growing up and becoming a teenager now, and keeps getting upset about things. Every time one problem is solved, he instantly finds something else to brood over.
I really need to re-read the third and fourth Harry Potter books, as I've only read both of them once, and hardly remember them. They keep referring to people and events from the fourth book, and I don't remember them. This book is hard to understand if you don't have a good grip on the storyline of the third and fourth books.
Well, that's it for my book review, I don't want to give anything away, and I haven't really read that much of it yet. I don't know how they managed it, but I was reading the other day that this book has almost twice the amount of words as the fourth book, yet it only has a little more than a hundred more pages. The fourth book was 700-something pages, this one is 870, at about 28,000 words, I think it was.

In other news, I am once again employed. By Carl's Jr., unfortunately. Alicia told me online last night that Allen wanted to talk to me this morning, because three people were fired or quit last night. So I went to talk to him today, and I start work again on Monday. I'm not really very thrilled about it, but at least I'll have some money now.

The other day I ordered some rare Yu-Gi-Oh cards from someone selling them on eBay for unbelievably low prices. Mainly because they are Japanese cards, and as such are not tournament legal, but it's still cool to own them. I now own all five pieces of Exodia and all three Egyptian God cards, as well as the Japanese version of the cards Blue Eyes White Dragon, and Red Eyes Black Dragon.

Well, that's about it for now, I may write more later.

Friday, June 20, 2003

My mom and my sister just left, they are on their way to Wal-Mart to see if they can get a copy of the Harry Potter book when it comes out at midnight. I wouldn't be surprised if they got one pretty easy. Around here, stuff like that that everyone makes a big deal about, and line up across the country to get doesn't get as big of a response as it does everywhere else. When Star Wars Episode 1 came out, some people in other states were camping in line for weeks to get tickets, whereas I simply sent the morning like any other day, then casually went to the theater around 1:00, making sure to go before school let out, and just walked up and bought a ticket, I didn't even have to wait in a line to get the ticket, or get into the theater. In fact, the room I was watching the movie in was barely half-full. About the only time I've had to wait in line to see a big movie like that was Lord of the Rings, and that was the second time I had seen it, the first time I followed my usual plan and just walked up and bought a ticket in the early afternoon. But then a few days later me and a few friends who hadn't seen it yet went to see it on a Friday or Saturday evening, and we had to wait in line for about 45 minutes. I think when the last Harry Potter book came out I went to the bookstore the next day, after they had the midnight sale the night before, and they actually still had some copies left. So my sister may get a copy tonight, but maybe not. Before they left, my mom called a couple of the places. Barne's & Noble told them they aren't even having a midnight sale tonight, because they are already out of copies. Their entire shipment is already sold to pre-orders.

If my sister does get a copy, I'll probably work out a routine with her so we can both read it. When she's not reading it, I can read a little of it, or something like that.

My god, that's horrible, UPN is starting a new series called "The Mullets." I'm sure Alicia will love it. She loves mullets.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Cool! With only 2 hours and 30 minutes left on the auction, someone finally bid on the Battletech Game I am trying to sell. I didn't think I was going to sell it, but someone finally bid. I'm really glad I sold it, but I wish I would've gotten more bids, so I would've gotten more money for it. Especially since I lowered the price the other day, I'm now asking only $25 dollars for it, and I'm paying the shipping instead of the buyer, so with what I have to pay eBay and what the shipping's probably gonna cost, I'll probably only make ten or fifteen dollars off of it. Oh well, that $10 will help.

My eBay auction

I really need money, that's why I'm going back to Carl's Jr., if I don't hear anything about the prison job in the next few days. I'm gonna go back to Carl's for a while, until the prison job hires me. I'm on the list, it's just a matter of time until they hire me, but it could be tomorrow, or it could be six months from now. So I'm gonna work at Carl's at least for awhile, because I really need the money. I really hate to go back there, especially since it's going to be really boring there, because they have been having almost no business lately, but I need the money, even if it's just a little.

Man, I really don't want to go back there.

Here's another one of my favorite songs at the moment, though I do think I like the original artist better, whoever that was...

The Boys of Summer
The Ataris

Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I'm drivin' by your house
Though I know you're not at home

But I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don't understand what happened to our love
But babe, I'm gonna get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
I see you walkin' real slow and you're smilin' at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Out on the road today, I saw a BLACK FLAG sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice Inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back."
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Cool! I'd heard about this email scam before from a couple of places, and they all acted like everyone had seen it, but this is the first time I've ever gotten it. I feel special now.

Hey, it's the most exciting thing to happen to me in quite some time...which is really fucking sad.

I don't say this very often, but I really need to get laid...

Anyway, here's the email thing I was talking about.


I am Mrs. Mariam. Abacha, the widow of Sani Abacha the
Late Nigerian Head of State.

I am presently in distress and under house arrest
while my son Mohammed is undergoing trial in Lagos and
Abuja though he has just been recently granted bail under
the condition that my family refunds to the Federal
Government some amount of money. The government
has frozen all the family account and auctioned all our

Refer to this website about my husband's loot and you will
understand what I mean

To save the family from total bankruptcy I have
managed to ship through an undercover courier company,
the sum of US24, 000,000.00. kept by my late husband. The
money was disguised to beat the Nigerian
Security and it is currently deposited in a security
company which I will disclose the name and contacts to you if
I get a positive response from you. I want you to receive the
money and pay into your account for the family safely.

I am offering you 30% for assisting me secure this
money Contact me immediately with my email address
so that I can forward to you all necessary details.
Endeavour to send your phone and fax numbers for easy
Communications. This project is not risky.

Best regards.

Mrs. Mariam. Abacha (Dr.)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

"The road to nowhere leads to me."

If it wasn't so sad and tragic, it'd be funny.

Sorry, just thinking out loud.

Figure it out yourself, you fucking bitch.

So, that song I posted yesterday is from one of the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack CDs, entitled "Blue." It is one of the most beautiful and sad songs I've ever heard, and it's one of my favorite songs. The Cowboy Bebop albums are full of cool songs like that, that's what makes the show so cool. That song is from a very sad episode too, that song plays while Ed and Ein, my two favorite characters from the show, are leaving the Bebop. Ed has found out that she (yes, she) has a father, and that he is nearby somewhere, so she leaves the Bebop to find him, and Ein follows her. Ein is a very intelligent dog. Ed is a little girl who is very weird and is a super computer hacker. Cartoon Network took Cowboy Bebop off Adult Swim and replaced it with that fucking Lupin III, never in my life have I hated any show as much as I hate Lupin III, and not just because it replaced Cowboy Bebop, I just hate Lupin III, it's horrible.

I'm feeling pretty lonely the last few days, and bored. It sucks just sitting around the house all day. I wish I had a job too, I'd go back to Carl's for awhile, until the Prison hires me, but they are doing really badly right now, not making any money, and hardly getting any business. They probably couldn't hire me back if they wanted to. I really need a job, I need money. And no one's buying my stuff on eBay. As if I didn't already feel really unloved.

Ugh, don't mention love. Love is one thing that apparently has no place in my life. Never been any, and apparently there never will be any love in my life.

Monday, June 16, 2003

Call Me, Call Me
Vocal: Steve Conte
With, The Seatbelts

I close my eyes and I keep seeing things
Rainbow waterfalls
Sunny liquid dreams

Confusion creeps inside me raining doubt
Gotta get to you
But I don't know how

Call me, call me
Let me know it's alright
Call me, call me
Don't you think it's 'bout time
Please wont you call and...

Ease my mind
Reasons for me to find you
Peace of mind
What can I do
To get me to you

I had your number quite some time ago
Back when we were one
But I had to grow

Ten thousand years I've searched it seems and now
Gotta get to you
Won't you tell me how

Call me, call me
Let me know you are there
Call me, call me
I wanna know you still care
Come on now won't you...

Ease my mind
Reasons for me to find you
Peace of mind
What can I do
To get me to you

(instrumental break)

Ease my mind
Reasons for me to find you
Peace of mind
Reasons for living my life
Ease my mind
Reasons for me to know you
Peace of mind
What can I do
To get me to you

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Did you know? If you drop a penny into a lobster tank it will oxidize the water and the lobsters will all be dead in about half an hour.

That's what I've heard anyway.

Saturday, June 14, 2003

As soon as I stop crying I'm going to gouge my own eyes out. I just turned it past TNN and wrestling was on, and some big sumo-wrestler-looking guy was wearing a speedo that was crammed up his ass like a thong and dancing around like a stripper, he was putting his volkswagen-sized ass right in the camera and shaking it. I think they called him "Big Kish." It was by far the most god-awful thing I've ever seen. I now hate wrestling even more than I did before, if that's possible.

Friday, June 13, 2003

eBay is cool. I've never really been to eBay before, never checked it out, but there's lots of cool stuff on there.

In another desperate attempt to make some money, I am now selling things. I have several collectable items I plan on selling on eBay. Right now I just have one item up, if it sells I will try the others. First item up for sale is a ten-year-old boxed set of "Battletech Third Edition." Fairly rare and collectible, the bidding starts at $30.00. There is only one other copy of this for sale on eBay, and that guy's charging $49.99. Mine's in real good condition, never been played, so if you're a fan of Battletech, Mechwarrior, or giant robots, don't miss your chance to bid, only 6 days and 23 hours left to bid.

eBay item: Battletech Third Edition

Other items that may soon be up for sale are a mint condition two deck starter kit for Star Trek the Next Generation Customizable Card Game, which also includes two booster packs, and several rare cards. And my copy of the old Heroquest Board Game. I read a recent article in a gaming magazine that said that Heroquest is a much sought after item, often going for around $40.00 on eBay, so I may try to sell it. I also have a copy of the recent Lord of the Rings Board Game, but I'm gonna hang on to that for a decade or two, and see how much it's value goes up. If I wasn't so lazy I'd get some magazines and price guides, and check out the values on some of these old Magic the Gathering cards I have, I have several hundred of them, all from the first couple of editions of the cards, so I'm sure some of them are fairly valuable. Too bad I don't have any Moxes, or Black Lotus, but I don't. I'm too lazy to go through all this, so I'm just gonna sell the whole batch to my friend Chris, he's gonna give me $20 for the whole batch. He's been offering me this for several months now, but I never could decide if I wanted to go through with it or not.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Weird, the power just went out again for about an hour. It's not storming or anything, it's not even cloudy, though it is supposed to storm tonight and tomorrow. They must have been fixing some power lines or something that went down last night. At least it didn't mess up my computer this time.

Don't forget, I now accept donations, donations that are much needed.

Check out this cool site. Cheapass Games. This site, as its name suggests, makes cheap-ass games. Just because they are cheap, and simple, doesn't mean they aren't good however. These games are very cool, and most of them are hilarious. Where else can you find games like "Devil Bunny Hates the Earth," "Devil Bunny Needs a Ham," and "Captain Park's Imaginary Polar Expedition"? Most games on this site cost between $3.00 and $7.50, some are more than this, and some are as low as a dollar. Be warned that most of the games do not come with things like pieces for the characters, or dice, but you can usually scrounge up pieces on your own, if you own any other board games, or you can buy sets of pieces from Cheapass Games for a few dollars more. And the way the games are designed, you can use this one set of pieces on any Cheapass Game you buy. So once you buy one set, you can play any Cheapass Game you buy.

Wow, that was some storm we had here last night. Wind gusts up to 80 mph, and lots of lightning, thunder, and rain. It blew the metal cover off the top of our chimney, like it did once several years ago, hopefully it didn't poke a hole in our roof like it did last time. It also knocked the power out from a few minutes after 10:00 pm until about 2:30 am. The power flickered a lot before it finally went completely off, and while it was off it flickered like it was going to come back on a couple of times. It almost ruined one of our TVs, every time the power would almost come on the tv would make this weird squealing noise. It did that one other time a few years ago and blew our TV out. It almost ruined my computer too. My computer was on when the power went off, and so every time the power would blink on or off, the computer would try to restart, and then get shut off again in the middle of starting up. I haven't found anything wrong with my computer, other than that it currently says it is 7:07 PM on Wednesday, December 31st, 1969. That's a weird date for it to go back to, especially the 1969 part. I liked the storm though, I like storms, and I like it when the power goes out, except that I can't sleep when the powers off, because it gets too hot. I spent most of the time reading by candle-light while the power was off. I like candles, candles are cool. Yay, go candles.

Don't you hate when that happens, when you repeat a word several times, or look at it for a long time, and suddenly it seems like it's spelled wrong or something? The word will lose it's meaning, and you'll be like, "Wait, 'candles?' Is that spelled right? Is that even a real word?" That happens to me all the time, it's weird, but kinda cool. It usually happens to me when I'm trying to design something. I'll have a word or phrase highlighted, and keep changing the font, trying to figure out which font I like best for it, and suddenly the word will start to look weird to me, and I'll run a spell check to make sure it's spelled right.

Wow, this is an old episode of Saturday Night Live on Comedy Central. They're doing skits about the New Kids on the Block, and Beverly Hills 90210. For some strange reason, in my brain, The New Kids on the Block are permantly linked to memories of the hospital in Paul's Valley. This is because I listened to the New Kids on the Block tape that I borrowed from my cousin, while going to the hospital to visit my mom. I don't remember for certain why she was in the hospital at that time though. I think it was when she was giving birth to my sister. Other than that, I can remember everything about the trip whenever I think about the New Kids on the Block. I remember it was night, and I went up there with my aunt and my cousin, Brandi, in their van. I guess my dad was already at the hospital. Then, when we got to the hosital, I had to wait alone in the waiting room for an hour or two, and I spent most of the time reading. If I remember right, the book was "Ramona and her Dad," or one of those "Ramona" books. Those were my favorite when I was a little kid. So now, whenver I see, hear, or think about the New Kids on the Block, all these memories start going through my head. It's strange.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Cool! My Playstation 2 arrived today, back from being repaired! I wasn't expecting it so soon. It was only two weeks yesterday, I think, since I sent it, and they told me it would take 2 - 4 weeks just for the repairs, not counting the time it took to send it there and back. Now I can watch DVDs again, without having to watch them on my computer, which I just don't like to do, especially since I can't use the computer and watch the movie at the same time then.

Well, I'm gonna go read for a few hours now.


Thursday, June 05, 2003

That's just fucking sad. MTV's little spoof of "The Matrix Reloaded" they just did on the MTV Movie Awards was several times more enjoyable than the actual movie itself. Even though I had no idea who most of those people in it were.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

I love that show on Adult Swim, "Family Guy." Especially the dog, Brian, and the evil-genius toddler, Stewie. Stewie is hilarious. But now "Lupin III" is coming on, I hate that show.

Well, I went to the comic shop to finally buy the 3rd Edition Dungeons and Dragons player's guide, but then I noticed that Dragon Magazine's cover story for this month was about how they are about to release them again, a newer version, Edition 3.5, so I guess I'll wait and get those. Just as well, I don't really have the money to spend on it right now anyway. Speaking of that, don't forget that I will accept donations, just use the little PayPal button over there on the left, under all the links.

I guess that's about it, not really much else to tell. I also have a really bad headache, I've had it most of the day. I've been spending too much time playing video games the last few days, staring at the screen is giving me a headache. I've also been reading a lot, whenever I'm not playing games. I've been reading "Elminster: The Making of a Mage." I read it once before, but it's been a few years.

Monday, June 02, 2003

Man, I really wish I had some friends around here. Geeky friends. Ones I could hang out with and play video games and Dungeons and Dragons, and stuff like that with. I'd like to start playing D&D again. Me and Chris and some of my other friends used to play it back in High School, but we didn't play it much. And even when we did play it, we didn't take it very seriously, we always just did silly stuff, and he hardly followed the rules at all. Most of us had no idea what the real rules even were. We always just used the d20 (20 sided dice) for pretty much every type of roll. So I'd like to start playing it again, and really learn how this time. I have tons of D&D stuff. Unfortunately none of the stuff I have is the new 3rd edition D&D, I just have the old 2nd edition books, and some 1st edition stuff, even. I've never played or even read the 3rd edition rules. What little I have seen of the 3rd edition looks pretty cool, it looks like they've simplified a lot, made it a lot easier to play. I'm thinking of buying the 3rd edition players guide tomorrow. I'm going to the comic book store tomorrow, I think I'm gonna start hanging out there, maybe I'll make some friends. Buying the new D&D book would be a waste of money though, I don't have anyone to play it with. Chris said we could play online sometime though. He has some friends on base in Iceland who play with him, and he said I could get online, and play with them sometime, they could type and tell me what's going on and all that. So, maybe I'll do that sometime, after I learn the 3rd edition rules. Of course, not having anyone to play with has never stopped me from buying the stuff before. Like I said, I have a lot of D&D books, a large box-full. I have several of the campaign settings and stuff like that, and none of them have ever been used at all, even when we did play we didn't play any of those campaign settings.

Wow, that's a lot of text, without even a paragraph break.

Well, I'm bored, and my "Cowboy Bebop" DVDs came in today. Sooooo...I'm gonna go watch those now.