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OH MY GAAAAAAA, Too bad you will die, Europe

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Birthday:11/24/1988 (33 Years Old)
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Occupation: GARBAGE DAY
Marital Status: Married
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busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest - Mood:Good
Friday September 24 202110:05:17 PM |
Grad school suuuuucks

well, not really. It's hard, and it takes literally all of my time, and I feel like I'm drowning, but I also feel alive, if that makes any sense at all. I'm in a class about how The Tudors are represented in modern media, and of course we have to watch The Tudors TV show.

I'm writing this journal because it's late and I'm procrastinating doing any actual work. Also, I don't want to watch any more of The Tudors. That show is just not that good, man.

Speaking of The Tudors (very tangentially) I've been doing Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) for the last 8 months or so. Basically, I've been studying the blade. It's pretty simple stuff to learn, but it takes a long time to master it. That's a very nice way of saying that I'm still not very good at it.

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I don`t come here anymore - Mood:Good
Thursday September 02 20219:09:11 PM |
I've grown a lot since the last time I was here. I quit smoking pot and don't drink very much at all anymore. I got married and moved to a whole new country. I found some work at a music magazine, quit that job, and then started my Master's degree.

Mostly I'm on FB these days. But FB kinda sucks. I think the days of old school forums like this one are over and done, though. I mean, look at the last time someone posted in any of them here.

I'm rambling now lol I guess ask me anything?

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I`m moving to Michigan in three days. - Mood:Good
Monday June 20 201612:50:16 AM |
I'm excited about this. My life has been exciting lately. All I've done is quit getting f*cked up and focused on doing something with myself. I haven't smoked any weed in almost three weeks. Mostly because it's not here, but I don't really miss it.

I'm drinking a Belgian Session. It's definitely an acquired taste. The first time I had one, it was from a growler, and I poured most of it down the drain. I kinda like this one, though.

I brought the lady partner friend to Omaha to meet the family. They all loved her, and she loved them. We hit the zoo, which has changed a lot since I've been there.

Somebody tell me something before I babble on some more.

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An update, because nobody asked me. - Mood:Good
Tuesday June 07 20161:04:30 AM |
Life is going well. I've been dating a woman from Iceland for some time. Seven months, now. She is so awesome. I will be moving with her to Grand Rapids, Michigan towards the end of this month.

For the last six months, I had been working as a prep cook/artisan sandwich maker at a bakery here in town. I quit there around two weeks ago. I'm kind of missing it; it was good work, except for the kitchen manager. He was a lazy bastard who liked to delegate work, but not actually do it.

I also have been involved in some local theater stuff. Most recently, I played Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. I guess I was good or something, because I've been nominated a few times for some local award.

What else? That's actually kind of a lot. So much has happened in the last eight months. I kind of missed it here, but my laptop took a dump on me, so I've been gone.

How are you all doing?

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I failed, but at least I tried. - Mood:Good
Tuesday July 07 201510:52:52 AM |
The internship with Southwestern had to end early. I was not making any money, even though I was doing everything my student managers told me to do. I don't blame the company. I was dealt with a lousy set of circumstances, and I made the best of them. They just weren't good enough for the operation of a door to door sales business. Now it's time to move on and be successful elsewhere.
On the positive side, I learned a lot and saw some really cool things. I lived in Virginia for six weeks, and saw all manner of living things from people to actual wildlife. I met these two gay men who gave me pizza, goulash, watermelon, cake, beer, and weed. I also met a couple who couldn't provide for their kids, because disability, but they could afford weed. I saw turtles, deer, and families of skunks, and I saw spiders, snakes, and all manner of insects.
It was a hell of an adventure. Any questions?
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I`m 26, I`m gonna get my kicks. - Mood:Good
Tuesday November 25 201410:12:13 AM |
Rhyming is cool, right?
I had a birthday yesterday. WHAAAAAT?! Yeah, I got some pretty sweet hookups in the gift department. My parents got me a coffee-maker, but it's better than your average Black-and-Decker filter machine. It can brew a single k-cup or an entire pot of coffee, depending on the size of your project. They also got me a ton of coffee to go with it and two Yankee scented Candles. F8ck yeah, Presents! My apartment is gonna smell amazing.
How does your apartment smell? Or house. Or duplex. Or public library.
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I don`t want to drink anymore. - Mood:Good
Saturday November 15 201411:34:07 PM |
At least for a while. I need to focus on school.

How are you guys doing?

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I ate a pound of wings and drank a liter of beer, ask me anything - Mood:Good
Thursday November 13 201411:03:09 PM |
But to make this a journal, I had a really tough day today. It's mostly hiccups with registration. I got a DUI at the end of last semester, and two days later was pulled over with pot in my car. So UND told me I had to do community service and go through addictions counseling. Well, I figured that that information would be sent to the U once I completed it. Not so, as I had a hold on my account and couldn't register when the time came. I spent most of today trying to figure that out. Also found out that I have to take a Shakespeare course from the creepiest professor on campus, and I can't substitute it for anything. F*ck. Anyway, at least it got better.
I've decided I'm going to grad school to get an MFA in creative writing. Probably in Mankato. Also, almost everything is squared away to go to China in the summer. It's just a matter of waiting to see if I got accepted.
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Big things are happening. Ask me stuff. - Mood:Good
Thursday October 09 20148:23:08 PM |
I'm doing really well in school this semester. It's a huge improvement from last semester. I failed most of my classes last semester.
I've decided that I want to get an MFA, so I'm going to apply to multiple colleges and see where I can go.
I also have an opportunity to go to China this coming summer. Everyone I talk to is making it sound like it'll be easy. I just need to fill out the application and put up the fee and I'm golden.
I went to The Cities this weekend. Well, I visited Mankato to see about a girl and we went up to The Cities together. We just walked around Mall of America, but it was fun. We also attended a prose reading in St. Peter. The theme was disguises. Then we went out and got sh*t-faced with the members of the MFA program. I've been going out more and becoming more outgoing, which has been mostly good.
So how have you been? Any plans to travel in the near future?
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Life update/AMA. - Mood:Good
Wednesday June 25 20144:31:45 AM |
Lots of stuff has happened since my last journal; I'll try to keep it condensed.
-Got pulled over towards the end of last semester and cited for DUI and possession of paraphernalia.
-Been working hard to get that all taken care of. Now I rarely drink and never drive if I've had even one. I also never drive with any amount of pot, whereas I used to go on burn cruises all the time.
-I failed most of my classes last semester as a result of my legal situation. Oh well, live and learn I guess.
-Former room-mates pretty much left me high and dry in my living situation. Two of them up and left without taking their names off the lease. So now I've got that legal mess to settle, and I have to find a place to stay.
-I've been dating quite a bit lately. I think I've met someone who I'd like to be exclusive with, though. She makes me want to write poetry, and that sh*t hasn't happened in years.

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Snow Day 2 in a row - Mood:Good
Tuesday April 01 20141:01:31 PM |
My city got hit with a huge blizzard yesterday. Today, roads are closed and everyone is digging their cars out. School was canceled again. I still have to dig my car out. On the plus side, I got my tax return, so I have money now. Also, I got a call from the insurance company that handled my claim when I got hit by a truck last year. They said that I'm entitled to a thousand dollars, all I have to do is sign some stuff that comes in the mail, send it back, and wait for the check to deposit into my bank. So I have money later, too. Now, if only I had a snow-blower.
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Hey, I`m not dead, so that`s good. - Mood:Good
Saturday March 22 20141:26:53 AM |
I've been living on my own for a while, which is good. This is the first time that I actually feel like I'm on my own. Not failing is a good feeling. The only problem is that I'm broke until my tax refund comes in, and even after that, I've got so many goddamn bills to pay that I will be lucky to have $100 left to myself, and I need groceries. Yay, adulthood! I might be getting a job at the writing center at my university, though. I put in an application and got an interview in before spring break. I'm now waiting to hear back from them.
How you doin?
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Snow day, oh yay, I`m getting drunk today. - Mood:Good
Thursday January 16 20143:05:20 PM |
Well how about that? The trees are going crazy with the wind here, but it isn't warm enough to snow. In fact, it's too cold and too dry to make anything. Basically, going outside=death. If I want a beverage to get cold, I stick it on my window-sill for fifteen minutes. (My window-sill is covered with a thick blanket to keep the cold air separate from the warm air)
All my homework is essentially done. I could reread the first act of twelfth night, but I don't think I want to right now. Only thing left to do is take pulls from this flask, hits from this dugout, and watch cartoons until bedtime.
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drink drank drunk - Mood:Good
Saturday November 30 20138:44:19 PM |
Got kicked outta my parents' place. Living in a hotel for now. It's nice, but I'm running out of money. Now I am watching the idiot box and drinking amaretto with Dr. Pepper.
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I turn 25 tomorrow. - Mood:Good
Saturday November 23 20134:45:24 PM |
I've been so busy I almost forgot about it until yesterday when I got a card in the mail from my grandma. I just called her to thank her for it. Grandmas are the sweetest ladies.
Otherwise, I am really pulling my grades up this semester. It feels good to make progress, especially after being afflicted with a head cold the last few days.
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I`m just sitting here watching Boardwalk Empire and being single - Mood:Good
Monday November 18 20131:57:32 AM |
Yeah, I got dumped on Friday. I'd rather not talk about it.
But hey, Boardwalk Empire is eleven episodes into the fourth season, so there's that. I'm on the fourth episode. I won't get much of another chance to marathon this show, so tonight is the night I'm getting my watch on this show. I should really be doing homework, but I'm so burnt out on it. There's been a lotta stress this semester, and it's made me really hate doing stuff.
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I got a new phone - Mood:Good
Friday November 08 20137:19:47 PM |
It connects to the internet and errthang. I am drinking wine
it's a shiraz it's tasty and it pairs well with Pan's Labyrinth. I'm watching that again because it was referenced in an article I had to read. Fack this journal is jumpy
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Movember, or, I Shaved my Beard (pics) - Mood:Good
Saturday November 02 20132:22:22 AM |


Went as Jesus Christ for Halloween. I got a lot of positive feedback on that. I blessed a bake sale, somebody's brownie from that bake sale, and a bunch of random people. I also drank a lot of wine and mis-quoted a lot of bible verses. Overall, a good night.

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I have f*cking writer`s block of the worst kind. - Mood:Good
Friday October 18 20132:01:24 AM |
I have a short story due next week in my creative writing class, and I can't decide what to do. The good news is there are options.
I have one story idea that I really like, but I'm having trouble creating characters for it. I know how I want the story to go, but it's hard for me to get on the page without knowing how I want the characters to act.
On the other hand, I've got an entire manuscript of a novella which I could take an excerpt from, but that I don't even want to look at because of how contrived it all feels. I know exactly how those characters should act, but the story's kind of tepid.
I'm listening to Jethro Tull and pounding out the story for the first option, in hopes that their lutes, fifes and drums will bring me closer to creative nirvana.
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Life update: - Mood:Good
Monday October 14 20139:37:10 PM |
Not much to tell, except I've got a girlfriend now. Woo, yeah! Also, I'm doing well in all my classes except one. Woo, yeah!
I've made almost a full recovery from the accident, and apart from a little sensitivity in the back, my mouth is all healed up. I sold most of my percs after just a few days. Yeah, I don't really like the feeling they give me.
Okay, so I don't know what else to update all youse guys on, so ask me anything.
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rough week. I`m not allowed to chew, drink through a straw, or smoke. - Mood:Good
Saturday September 14 201312:37:01 AM |
Got hit by a truck on Tuesday. I was supposed to work that night. Obviously that didn't happen. I was in the ER for a while, but they determined that I didn't have any fractures or breaks, so they sent me home. I got percocet and orders to take it easy. I still went to class the next day, which was a mistake. Overdid it and had to take the day off on Thursday.
Then today I had an appointment with the oral surgeon to get my wisdom teeth removed. Also, a cyst on my jaw was removed. The stitches should dissolve in a few days, but I'm not allowed to smoke. Which means no pot. But I have two scripts for percocet.
Here's me on percocet at the hospital:

those are my mom's glasses.

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I just need to vent. I just need to get this off my neck. My chest is too full for these events. - Mood:Good
Wednesday August 28 20134:09:52 AM |
I have been seeing this girl. She's three years older than me. We get along on multiple levels. Here's the problem: she's got a boyfriend. He's alright. He drinks beer. He smokes weed. He also tends to lose his temper.
Tonight, he lost it bad. He went out to the bar and was supposed to be home around midnight, at which time she'd go to the bar. We'd planned to meet up for drinks. Instead, I ended up grabbing some beer and meeting her at her place, where we had drinks and stories.
Soon enough, her beau came home. He was drunk. She moved to the back and tried to talk to him. "Don't f*cking talk to me," he said. Then he started saying terrible things. "I want you to die," and "go play in the river" (Red's notorious for it's undertow)
Well this was a volatile situation. I didn't want to stay, but I didn't want to leave. (cont)
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I don`t remember much, just that I went to a party with people I hardly knew. - Mood:Good
Saturday August 24 20134:13:54 PM |
I've been getting drunk more often. It's something to do. The problem is, my tolerance is getting so high that more often I'm forgetting what I did.
I misplaced my wallet last night. I think I left it at the bar. And my phone was found by a mail lady who is kindly keeping it at the post office until monday when I can pick it up.
The bar scene here is evolving, becoming something bigger than it was a few years ago. Music is also evolving around here. Bands are actually good.
School starts on Tuesday. I still have to get my books, file some paperwork and buy supplies. Notebooks, pens, highlighters, the works. I'm excited!
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Ever research something only to discover it`s not what you thought? - Mood:Good
Sunday August 18 20132:37:23 AM |
I did that with this painting

Looks pretty freaky, right? Like, that girl's enjoying life now, but give it a few days. That shadow behind her is gonna put her to bed, ruin her life, and make sure nobody wants to be with her.
But then I reverse google-image searched it, and it turns out that the figure in the background isn't supposed to be so dark. My guess is that it's a repainting, or even a paint by numbers done by a smartass.
I still love it.

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These are delicious. - Mood:Good
Saturday August 03 20132:16:19 AM |
these girl scout cookie crunch bars. I don't care that girl scouts sold out. I'm glad these are around.
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