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Jan. 4th, 2009 | 04:53 am
location: work
mood: weirdweird

Hi there lj friends! How's 2009 treating you? I've gone 55 hours without a cigarette. Boy am I ready to kill some people. Actually, it hasn't been that bad. That may be due to the fact that I'm working nights and not really around anyone. However, Tuesday I start the day shift. Woe to everyone that crosses my path. The nicotine should be gone by then so the irritability should be lessened. Who am I kidding, is my irritability ever lessened?

Tomorrow (read: later this morning) my plans include watching possible Oscar movies, doing some reading, making something good for dinner, and not smoking. You know what you should do? Come to Austin and hang out. I promise it will be fun. Do it!

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Oct. 15th, 2008 | 06:50 am

For some reason I have a song stuck in my head from the musical I performed in 4th grade (I had one line, "Like yeah man. He's innocent!). It was "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf". The only thing I can remember though is the following lines:

"Lions are kings! Bees make honey! (buzz buzz) Dogs are called man's best friend (man's best friend)"

It's driving me crazy! I tried looking on YouTube and other places to see if there was a video of some kid's class performing it so I could get it out of my head but had no luck. I don't even know the name of the song. I don't know why I even thought about it. That was over 20 years ago.

Does anyone out there know what I'm talking about?

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forgot to add...

Oct. 9th, 2008 | 04:03 am

i bought tickets to see the decemberists oct 30th. i can't wait!

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things accomplished yesterday / today:

Oct. 8th, 2008 | 10:38 pm
mood: boredbored
music: the train.

cross posted from kleptolovestory.com:

- cleaned up the bathroom, the kitchen floor, and various other areas of the house. i can't work on one area. i jump from small thing to small thing. you can barely tell i've accomplished anything (much to kristin's frustration).

- ate frito pie at texas chili parlor.

- avoided a parking ticket at texas chili parlor. i didn't have change for the meter so i said "fuck it" and took my chances. i was there for almost an hour and returned to my car to find no ticket. that's me bucking the system. damn the man!

- burned a bunch of dvd's to clear up some space on various computers and external drives.

- slept from 3am until 11am and then again from 2:30pm until 6pm. i have to work tonight so i needed the sleep to get through.

- watched some of the months worth of cheers that are piling up on the dvr. i love cheers. that show would never make it today though.

- made dinner. basically it was newman's own maranara with ricotta cheese and five cheese ravioli. it's better than it sounds.

- shaved the "neck beard" portion of my face. i'm trying to grow out the beard by halloween so as to be "the dude" or "el duderino" if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

- got ready for stupid work.

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Oct. 7th, 2008 | 01:46 am

oh hulk, you magnificent green bastard you.

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things i did today

Oct. 7th, 2008 | 12:11 am

- changed my address with the voter's board so i can do my civic duty come november. i, of course, waited until the last day.

- hung curtains in the dining room.

- did the grocery shopping.

- grilled asparagus. now my pee smells like sugar smacks. (i guess i should say i ate it too. just grilling asparagus does not make your pee smell.)

- finally got around to watching this week's fringe and mad men. true blood still waits.

- started writing here again. i don't know how long that will last or what will be written, but you can also check out kleptolovestory.com.

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If this is global climate change...

Jul. 6th, 2007 | 10:57 am

...then sign me the fuck up.

I woke up this morning and dreaded taking Joe out for his walk. I just knew it was going to be the muggy grossness that is Texas summers. I opened the door and much to my surprise it was about 72 degrees outside! The high for today is 85 degrees. It's July 6th! This is not possible. Am I dead? Has the earth started moving farther from the sun? I've been watching too much Twilight Zone.

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Help me out

Jul. 5th, 2007 | 09:33 am

So I read this idea somewhere (probably lifehacker) that said I should create a gmail account and email the title and author of books that I want to read to that address. I can then use the conversation feature of gmail to keep notes like the day I started the book, the day I finished it, and any notes I might have about the book. Brilliant idea no? So faithful readers, I task you with this: send me emails about books I should read. Just put the title and author in the subject and maybe why you think I should read it in the body. You can send it to booksforjosh(at)gmail.com. Deal? Deal.

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Washington, Lincoln, Armstrong...

Jul. 4th, 2007 | 07:04 pm


Joey Chestnut defeated Takeru Kobayashi 66 to 63 at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest setting a new world record in the process. Commentators described it as the "greatest feat in American sports history".

Does America have a new hero? Can this performance eclipse such feats as 60 home runs, 2000 rushing yards, Wilt's 100 point game? Only time will tell.

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we can rebuild him

Jul. 4th, 2007 | 08:54 am

NBC has decided to bring back the "Bionic Woman" which got me to thinking about the "Six Million Dollar Man". If you don't know, "Six Million Dollar Man" is the story of Steve Austin, a test pilot who crashes and is "rebuilt" to be better, stronger, faster after crashing an experimental plane.

Steve's upgrades included a 20x zoom eye that had infrared capability, bionic legs that allowed him to run 60mph, and a right arm with bulldozer strength (and a geiger counter). He also had the ability to make cool sound effects when he jumped.Anyway, these upgrades to Steve cost the government six million dollars in 1974. How much would it cost now? If you inflate six million 1974 dollars into 2006 dollars it would be $26,301,019.28. Of course you could probably get some of those parts cheaper now but then again we are dealing with the government. They aren't known for buying the cheapest parts. I'd say that the $26 million would probably be pretty close to correct.

I'm curious to see how the Bionic Woman will play out. With the success of Heroes and nostalgia it will have a pretty good run. I hope they keep those sound effects though.

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