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Aug. 8th, 2006



This is a cross-post from MySpace (where I've been spending most of my time). I'm looking into getting a guitar and taking lessons. I went out with Brain yesterday to a few stores and came across these two...

Thought I'd toss a few images up of the guitars that I want.  Here's the Ovation, a slim Acoustic Electric with an absolutely beautiful sound to it:

And here's the Ibanez - a hollow body electric that looks a little snappier but is a bit more expensive and doesn't have nearly as nice a sound when it isn't plugged into an amp (something that I'll have to buy along with it, making it more expensive):

Aug. 6th, 2006


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1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"Above the crowded bookshelves at intervals along the walls were well-wrought family portraits; all tarnished to an enigmantical dimness, and bearing an unmistakeable likeness to the man who now motioned me to a chair beside the graceful Chippendale table."
-The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, He, by H.P. Lovecraft

As an aside, I'm very happy that this was, in fact teh closest book to me when I decided to post this. Thanks, Erin!

Jul. 31st, 2006



Well, after a longer than I'd ever have wanted to go hiatus, I've finally found my way back to the web. This is a bit of a pirate broadcast though as I haven't officially discussed the usage of net-time with Jeff and how we are both going to go about using the same phone line. I would be posting this on MySpace, but its being lame. Doesn't it know that it needs to bow down before me as I reclaim my slightly cob-webby throne?


No one understands greatness. Not even websites.

Jul. 7th, 2006


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Jun. 15th, 2006


Wrapping up...

Alright, last day and not much time left. This will be my last solid transmission for a while. Not sure how internet access is going to be obtained at Jeff's so if you don't see me or hear from me for a while, this is why. Feel free to call me, though. And know that I will be back. Later guys!

Jun. 11th, 2006


Peter Pan-nut Butter

Well, most of my things are now moved over to Jeff's. I still have all my dishes and a few other domestic items to worry about. Then all that's left is replacing the shelves in the closet and cleaning the whole place up. I have until Thursday, so we should be all gizzy in the hizzy.

Hockey was pretty good tonight. I had a little trouble during the first game, but I really did well during the second which is good because the past few weeks I've played have left me feeling really terrible. Overall I seem to have this horrible underachieving funk going on and I'm hoping that the success of getting out of this apartment will help alleviate that a bit as I get my life back in order and on track.

I've been talking with Lauren a bit about various things. Mostly, there's a slim chance that she and I might go out to Germany together in August (before PAX) which I'm intensely excited about and am willing to go to great lengths to make happen. As it turns out, I really fucking miss Lauren and even if Deutschland falls through I'm hoping to smuggle myself out to the city to see her and the posse out there. Talking with Erin recently and worrying about Heidi all by her lonesome (save for her b/f and roommate) have been taking their toll on me as well. I've lost touch with a lot of people and I'm hoping to right that wrong over the summer - at least a little.

But, I digress. I'm really just ranting. Still, better to get it out now because I'm not sure what my net-access situation is going to be l;ike after moving in with Jeff. At the very least, I know I'll be distracted by the massive amounts of DS play that seem to be inevitable not only due to living with Brain, but also because Rob is getting his Lite soon and Jason, Sara, and Nick are back in town.

Mario Kart DS Tourney? I think so.

Jun. 6th, 2006



Its interesting that my grand blog sweep would begin here. I haven't updated my LJ in a long time. I've got to start somewhere though, and this is as good a place as any...

My biscuits are officially slightly less in the fire. I'm moving out. I simply can't afford my rent anymore coupled with crazy ass utilities and such, so I'm breaking my lease and moving in with Jeff (many thanks, Jeff!) for a spell until I can get an apartment with roommates all worked out. With this (pun intended) new lease on life, I can get all my bills caught up and put the new budget that I've been struggling with into full swing (I owe that to Marjorie, she's been a great help in making sure I don't spend my money retardedly. Doesn't always work, but I appreciate it just the same ^_^).

In other news, I cancelled my WoW subscription for the time being. Jeff doesn't have a high-speed connection and I'm not going to transfer mine over and put his house through all that for a month or two. Rest assured that I'll probably be back - assuming the DS doesn't eat up all my time in WoW's place considering that Jeff and Diana and Jason and Hudson and Missy and Nick and (soon) Rob are all equipped for massive Mario Kart-a-thons.

I got to hang out a bit with everyone this weekend and I think the social awkwardness I've felt these past 2 months or so is fading away. Maybe because I've got a little less on my shoulders or maybe because I'm willing it away, or maybe both. Whatever the case, I'm glad its leaving me. I don't even know if anyone's noticed, but I've just been so critical of myself in public siutations and I've been trying to keep a little quieter and listen a little more. Much like my spending, it isn't always a successful endeavor, but I think last Thursday, especially was aprime example of improvement.

That's been a pretty solid theme in my mind, too. Improvement. I really want to improve myself in as many ways as I can. I already have kind of started with all the reading I've been doing. That's been an absolute blast (and a really great way to pass the time at work...). With a self-imposed WoW break, I hope to get back into the console gaming groove and wrap up a Final Fantasy or two. I went a little nuts since getting this cable hook-up. Damn you Comcast!

Anywho, I'm just ranting at this point. I wanted to go more into what's been going on lately, but I think i just did. Didn't come out quite the way I thought it would, but at least its out. Catch you all on the flip side.

May. 19th, 2006


Systems online and functional.

Not much to say right now. That's a lie. More accurately, I have no time to say what I want to say save this - I have internet again. Hurrah!

May. 2nd, 2006


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I've been ignoring LJ for the more accessible MySpace these past few crazy weeks and for that, I apoogize. Here's the skinny for all of you who aren't in the know -

-I got my phone turned off and am without internet.
-3 weeks ago my car broke down and I had to scrounge up $540 to fix it.
-2 weeks ago I totalled my car in an accident.
-3 days ago I flew down to Texas with Marjorie and picked up a car that my mom was ready to sell me.
-I am going to Acen, but I'll be terribly broke. Many thanks to Andi for loaning me registration money.
-If you want to hook up with me at Acen, drop me a comment here, a message on MySpace or (most reliably) call me. This means you, Cassie! If I don't see you at the con, I'll cry!
-Its going to be pretty tight for me these next few months. I have to get myself out of debt and get things in good order to find a new place to live soon and get back into CLC this fall. As such, I won't be renewing my phone line when I get the bill all paid off and my internet access is going to be limited to whenever I opt to hit the library or some such thing. I'll miss my regular contact with you all, but I really need that extra $30-40 in my pocket.
-My new car's name is Crono. But then, it'd pretty much have to be.

Mar. 30th, 2006


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I've come to an interesting mental crossroads. One worthy of an anime reference, even.

For those of you who don't know of Rock Lee, let me first offer an introduction. In the anime series Naruto, everyone is a ninja. Everyone. Most of these elite warriors have access to all sorts of fabulous attacks that they sacrifice their own energy (chakra) to use. Everyone except Rock Lee. For some reason or another, Lee is unable to properly channel his chakra for any other purpose then simple, brutal hand to hand combat. Moreover, he is determined to prove that he can be the equal of any other ninja by working hard and mastering any and every form of taijutsu (hand to hand techniques).

Throughout the series he suffers under his quasi-disability and during a particular brutal fight he gets his right arm and leg crushed. During his recuperation, he gets the bad news that some of his bone fragments have found their way into his spine (I don't know how feasible that is, so I ask that you please suspend your disbelief as I have). He has a choice - either live the rest of his life as a cripple or undergo a severely dangerous surgery procedure with a 30% chance of success that will kill him if it fails. With the tenacity that I've grown to admire so much in the character, he decides that his dream of being a ninja is as important (if not moreso) than his life. He gets the surgery and gives up the crutch he could've lived the rest of his days on.

The point of this poorly written example is that I find myself at a similar crossroads. I'm on my own - truly - for the first time in my life. Up until this point I've been using everyone - friends, family, co-workers, etc - as a crutch and its kept me from pursuing my own ends. This isn't new news, I'm just looking at it in a different way. I've been found wanting.

Time to break this rusty cage and run.

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