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Thursday, September 17th, 2009
11:02 pm - Wish the old man luck
Who: My father
What: Surgery to remove a Kidney with a tumor on it and a bad gallbladder. In short- Cancer that won't need chemo or radiation post-surgery
Where: A hospital, duh.
When: Sept 18.
Why: Because it would be stupid not to.

I'm not sure if my dad is being so positive about this because he wants all of us to stay positive, or if it's really just not that bad. I hope it's because it's just not that bad. Knowing my dad, it's worse than he tells us, but it's not ridiculously serious. If it were critical, he'd tell me.

I hope.

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Friday, January 2nd, 2009
1:59 pm
2009 started the exact opposite way 2008 did. If I were to use how 2008 started (shitty) as a projection as to what the rest of 2008 (shittier) was going to be like, I would have been 100% correct.

2009 started awesome, and I can only guess it's gonna be an upward trend.

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Monday, November 17th, 2008
5:39 pm - Time to bolt
My last night living in Fairfax will be December 5th.

My trip to PA to look for apartments was most certainly an interim success. The renters of the apartment I'm crashing at this weekend offered me this one room here for $100 a month until their lease is up in February.

In February one of several things can happen. We'll either rent an big 2 bedroom apartment with a den for $1150/mo + 2 small utilities, cold water and internet. The den is the same size as the non-master bedroom. Ross, the friend of mine I came up here to crash with to find an apartment, is perfectly comfortable living in the den, seeing as he'd only be in his bedroom to sleep (I know some productive motherfuckers). I'd be fine with it to, but he offered first. That would put him in the den, me in a bedroom, and Drew and Melissa in the other bedroom. They're married and expecting, but young enough to not have enough money to live on their own, so they find roommates.
OR, there are several three bedroom houses for rent for not much over apartment price, and there are four of us, so...yeah...cheap either way.

Ross is a buddy of mine who also works at my backpacking camp. I've known him for four years and I know his work ethic and his living conditions, seeing as we who work at camp live and work in close quarters for 9 straight weeks. You'd be surprised how much you get to know people over just two months of constant close contact. After two months you feel like you've known someone for two years. What I'm getting at is- I'm very discriminating of who I'd rent a place with, and I feel that I know Ross well enough to trust his judgment in situations involving contracts and money. He tells me that Drew and Melissa are reliable and very easy to live with.  I'll take his word for it, and while I've been staying here for the past three nights it's been very cool.

Yesterday I visited a rock climbing gym out here not very far away from Warminster, the town I'm in. It's a 22 mile drive, around 40 minutes. Hell, living in fairfax it can take much longer than that to get to work during rush hour.

It's called the Philadelphia Rock Gym at Oaks in Phoenixville, PA. I walked in, glanced around (very nice gym), went to the front desk and filled out an employment application. I told them when I'd be moving up and that I would contact them when I got here, and they said "Cool!". They looked over my application, and I saw nods of good impression. I guess having an Associates degree, being an eagle scout, and having been trained and certified to run and direct climbing programs are all big helps.

I'm going to miss my friends in Fairfax so fucking much. I haven't lived outside of Fairfax County since I was 2 years old. I haven't lived away from my core groups friends for more than 2 months. It's gonna be hard, but I know I'll be back around. People move on and go elsewhere, right?


Let's do this thang.

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Friday, August 29th, 2008
3:11 pm - Thank you McCain!
John McCain's abysmal choice for a running mate, AK Gov. Sarah Palin, only boosts my confidence that Obama has the best chance at being elected President.

If McCain wanted to go for someone young and fresh into politics, he could have chosen someone that at least most Americans outside of Alaska have heard of.

Ok, I'm looking at it in a different light. Don't get me wrong, but Palin might not have been such an awful choice for McCain afterall.

-McCain has to pick someone young, just to be able to survive on a competitive playing field with Obama.
-He needs someone who is an outsider with little to no ties to the Bush Administration.
-She's an unconventional republican in that her state of Alaska has to deal with a lot of unconventional problems, given it's location, size, geography, and population. Somemone who, more or less, goes against the political grain can avoid being pigeonholed by democrats and gives McCain more of a "change for america" look (this just the day after Obama's speech on how a 10% chance at change isn't enough.)

If he's also hoping to pick up swing voters from Hillary, then THAT is a dumb move. She's far too right wing and has politics too similar to McCain to pick up the average Hillary supporter.

More details on her

- Is pro-Life
- Is anti-Same Sex Marriage
- Is pro- Oil Drilling in ANWR
- Has ZERO foreign policy experience.
- Has ZERO national policy experience. Everything she's ever done has been for and about Alaska.
- No experience in Washington DC

I wouldn't give her access to pick up my kids from school, let alone access to the Nation's nuclear weapons codes.

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
7:17 pm

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
12:50 pm - Evan
Sleep well when the night time falls.
May your last rest be the peace you've been waiting for.

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Friday, January 18th, 2008
3:17 am
Holy fuckin snowstorm, Batman!

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
5:41 pm
When I went to Total Wine to build my own six pack I picked up a bottle of "He'Brew: The Chosen Beer".


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Monday, January 7th, 2008
2:29 pm
Last day as a minor on any plane. Will I miss it? no. For tomorrow, I'll be so intoxicated I'll forget when I was born.

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Friday, December 28th, 2007
12:43 am
Well life is ever changing
but I will always find a constant
and comfort in your love
With your heart my soul is bound
And as we dance I surely know
that some kind of heaven will be found

Well you send my life a whirling
Darling when you're twirling
On the floor
And who cares about tomorrow?
Girl, what more is tomorrow?
Than another day.

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Friday, December 21st, 2007
11:07 am - Day 18
At The Beach

I know that you're smiling, baby, I don't even need to see your face
Sunset at the shoreline, we are laughing, breaking up, just like the waves
Are you feeling, feeling, feeling like I'm, feeling like I'm
Floating, floating, up above that big blue ocean
Sand beneath our feet, big blue sky above our heads, no need to keep
Stressing from our everyday life, on our minds,
We have got to leave all that behind

Well, I have got a sister, and she has got a baby, with brand new eyes
And her daddy is an engineer, and they just took her to the sea for, the first time
Now they're under, under, underneath a big umbrella
Summer, summer, summer time to help us forget, nine to fives
We have got to leave all that behind

I have, worries, to give to the sea
We can, walk dear, the pier is farther than it seems

Midnight at the shoreline, fireworks above us, a screaming bloom
They're sent by some teenager, and kid whoever you are, I am thanking you
Now we're dancing, dancing, dancing with no music
What is happening, happening, happening and no feelings
Except this is right
We just had to leave all that behind

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3:24 am
Can't remember what I was thinkin' of
You might be spoilin' me too much, love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.

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Monday, December 17th, 2007
1:22 am - Day 13

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007
11:28 pm - Day 10


the wave of the future

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007
1:23 pm

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
1:22 am

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Friday, November 16th, 2007
1:18 am - BEST. BEARDS. EVER.

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Monday, November 12th, 2007
12:36 am - Creepiest fruit ever.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007
1:36 pm

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
10:17 pm
John Butler Trio concerts help keep me sane enough to live in this area for a few more months. After that, god KNOWS what I'd do to get out of here.

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