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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
10:20 pm
I think the moral of the last couple of weeks is that i need to get out of the fucking house more often.  Been having a lot of good times recently.

(not mad, just bored)

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
1:14 am
Oh hey right, this thing still exists.  Who knew?  And i still exist to!  Its a double discovery day!  Too many exclamation points there, gotta calm down before something wild happens.  Or not, whatever.

So i dont pay a whole lot of attention to this anymore, no particular reason other then i waste time on various other social networks (myspace, facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc) most of which are linking in my profile for anyone ive neglected to add for any reason.

Ive actually been debating on kind of cleaning up this LJ and starting to use it as some sort of a real blogging tool.  Probably would have to clean up my profile, leave or stop reading communities that almost never post or i care very little about, and oh yeah; actually have something to write about.  The last one shouldnt actually be that tough, id like to think im fairly intelligent and of course am pretty opinionated.  So we'll see what happens with that.  Maybe just use blogspot and set up something to autoupdate both, cant be that tough.

The school year is almost over, meaning that so is my job.  I need to really stop procrastinating about Grad school and figure out what im doing with that and when.  Unfortunately im leaning towards the work during the day and go to school at night option even though i would REALLY rather just do them full time and not half ass them because of no time.  But on the other hand, a paycheck is really nice.

Hmm concerts.  In the last month ive seen The Dead Milkmen, Mastodon/Kylesa, and The Vaselines.  All of which were really good.  Coming up is Isis/Pelican (once i remember to buy tickets) and The Offspring.  Maybe NIN/Janes Addiction, but that may have happened already, i havent really been paying attention.

Moviewise, theres been a ton of good shit out there this year.  Recently its been Terminator: Salvation, Wolverine, Watchmen, Adventureland, and probably some more i cant remember.  Still a lot of great movies coming out the rest of the year also.  So ill be spending some time watching those too.  Its kinda a great time to like the kind of stuff that i do.  Same with TV, i probably watch more tv now then i ever have before, just because theres so many good shows on.  I think last season i pretty regularly watched Heroes, Castle, Fringe, Scrubs, South Park, Supernatural, Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Dollhouse.  Most of which will be on again thankfully.  Another one of my favorites, Weeds, is back soon also.  Plus in the summer/fall theres some cool new shit premiering.

Other then that, life is...existent.  I think thats the most positive adjective that i can use right now.

(Wall of text crits you for eleventy billion)

current mood: apathetic

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Sunday, March 29th, 2009
6:57 pm
Two great songs thats ive been listening to a bunch recently, and i really like the lyrics and can relate to what theyre saying.

Rush - The Spirit of Radio

The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

Good songs, no other reasoning needed.

(not mad, just bored)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
2:34 pm
I just watched The Terminator, and then read this on the Wikipedia page:

Cameron originally envisioned the Terminator as a small, unremarkable man, giving it the ability to blend in more easily. As a result, his first choice for the part was Lance Henriksen. O. J. Simpson was on the shortlist but Cameron did not think that "such a nice guy could be a ruthless killer".


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Saturday, March 21st, 2009
11:07 pm
Watched Return of the Jedi tonight, its been a while since ive seen it and i forgot how good a movie it is. Ill settle the argument from Clerks and say its definitely better then Empire.

I got the new Mastodon album yesterday (yay for pre orders shipping early). At first listen, its pretty good. Im overall not a huge fan of the vocals on it (the major labels desire to sell records seems to be shining through a little too much), but the music itself is as good as ever. Ill have to listen to it some more (and im sure i will) to really get a feel of what i think of it, but its definitely not bad.

While looking for a replacement for my broken mug, i found this: http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/electronicsgames/brandsforelectronicsgames/excalibur/PRD~268645/USB+Travel+Mug.jsp
On one hand, i want one. On the other hand "Insulated mug with a USB port links up to your PC for instant heating, so your drink never gets cold." just kinda makes me shake my head and wonder why. I guarantee that some people will buy one, and probably get good use out of them.

(not mad, just bored)

Thursday, March 12th, 2009
12:33 am
Saw Watchmen on friday. I really liked it, nothing bad to say about it at all, and i think it was better then i expected it to be. I probably liked it better because i havent read the graphic novel (yet), so im kinda glad for that.

ABC has a new show called Castle, its actually not terrible like i expected it to be. Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Dr Horrible) is always good, and just as funny as always and probably the only reason to really watch the show. The female lead (whose name i dont know) isnt too bad, but is kinda annoying also. The show will likely be the same episode from week to week, but it should still be somewhat entertaining.

For some reason the daylight savings time this week has completely fucked up my sleep schedule. I have no idea why and this has never happened before. On top of that i feel like ive been getting sick all week, havent actually been sick, just feeling shitty. Great week. At least tomorrow is the last day of work for the week.

And this entertains me:

(not mad, just bored)

Friday, March 6th, 2009
10:18 pm
Not going to post any spoilers, but Watchmen was really really good. I would highly recommend seeing it, hell i may even see it again. And even after commenting that the soundtrack looked shitty...every song they used fit in just about perfectly. The movie probably wont win any non technical awards, but it will probably be one of the best movies of the year.

(not mad, just bored)

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
12:56 am - Writer's Block: Jackpot
If you won the lottery, what would you do with your newfound riches?

Three Words: Scrooge McDuck Vault. Really its probably the safest investment these days.

(4 commentss |not mad, just bored)

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
2:12 am
I had a very weird revelation the other day. Probably mostly weird that my train of thought went in the direction that it did, but whatever.

I was at work talking to one of the other teachers about how everyone was wearing red clothing and wearing buttons for some kind of medical research. I think it came up because i wasnt wearing red (i only own 1 red dress shirt and wore it like 2 days prior.) So i made a comment about how it was for breast cancer which i support. Turns out it was for heart disease or some crap; i still dont remember. I then say something about so many serious terminal diseases that i cant keep track, half joking and half serious about that to.
So then i start thinking, well yeah there really are a ton of diseases running around rampant and uncured and it seems to be increasing every year by so much that its just mind blowing. The worlds medical research is amazing and doing the best that they can, but some things may just be uncureable, scary thought. Now the crazy part, this sounds way to close to Pestilence:

Sign of the Apocalypse? Probably not, but we can hope. More likely an overactive imagination and general fandom of end of the world type stuff. But it did make me think for a while. But hey, if thats the case, the other Horsemen cant be too far behind.

On a more upbeat note, ive been laughing nonstop at this for the last week:

By the way, i had my name legally changed to Pepsuber, so if you guys could keep that in mind when addressing me.

current mood: tired and angry

(not mad, just bored)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
4:29 pm
I can tell already im going to be spending a ton of money at the movies this year. And thats just from the ones that i know are coming out already. Weve got GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Terminator: Salvation, Fanboys, Watchmen, Land of the Lost (maybe), Pink Panther 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Oh its going to be good. And probably plenty more movies coming out that ive never heard of yet. And the names have more colons then your proctologists office. Boo-yah.

taken from that6tall2girl , i had to repost:

(not mad, just bored)

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
5:54 pm
Since i think i posted everywhere but here (i forget lj still exists sometimes), my Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TheRoadie that ill probably update more often then this. Add me, or let me know if youre on there also.

On an unrelated tangent, its not too often that i get really excited about a movie or tv show or anything similar and am pretty horribly let down. I finally got to see Repo! The Genetic Opera today, and it was kinda a disappointment and incredibly underwhelming. It was definitely worth seeing, but im pretty sure its not going to rank in my top dvds list. When i heard about the plot, cast, and saw the previews, i was expecting it to be something really great but somewhere along the way that just didnt happen.

The movie itself had absolutely zero flow to it. The plot was really jumpy and hard to follow (or maybe there just wasnt enough of it). There was virtually no character development or consistency of how they acted, except in the painfully one-sided ones. The music was almost the saving grace, but the songs sounded thrown together and the lyrics not well written. There were a few good songs, but most sounded really out of place...plus half the cast couldn't carry a tune with a bucket (eg Paris Hilton, who should stick to sex tapes or suicide). I guess im annoyed since there seemed to be so much potential but it just gassed out.

And now back to hibernation.

(2 commentss |not mad, just bored)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
2:59 am
I almost dont want to admit it, but im actually kind of excited that Chinese Democracy is finally coming out.

(4 commentss |not mad, just bored)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
2:01 am
Fuck, yes.

current mood: hopeful

(1 comments |not mad, just bored)

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
1:04 am

Or for a second choice:


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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
1:36 am
Epic amounts of uncertainty.  That makes life fun.  Or in actuality, not at all.  Daylight savings time just confuses things more.  Bah.

(not mad, just bored)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
2:22 am
I think that i NEED to see this movie next week:  <a href="http://www.repo-opera.com">REPO! The Genetic Opera</a>.  It may in fact be the greatest movie ever.  Not even joking here.  Im hoping the limited release is only for a short time.

And then Quantum of Solace the week after.  This should be a good month.  Hopefully a bad result in the election wont fuck it up (but polls are looking positive.)

Edit: I dont know why the link isnt working correctly, but im too tired to care.

(not mad, just bored)

Sunday, October 12th, 2008
3:57 pm
I think ESPN has hit a new low.  There was just some sort of Scrabble competition on.

(2 commentss |not mad, just bored)

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
4:57 pm
After the first two episodes of the season i can say with confidence that Heroes is the best show on tv right now. Possibly ever. Really.  Lets just forget that the first half of last season ever happened.

(4 commentss |not mad, just bored)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
5:09 pm
I apparently didnt remember until almost 3 days later that i never finished updating the Birmingham adventure. But considering im the only one who probably gives a shit, i guess its not a big deal. So here we go.

Saturday was the first day there that we say any weather besides hot and humid, it was hot humid and raining. But that dissipated pretty quickly. We got some breakfast at the hotel adjoining Waffle House, which turned out to be a great idea since the food was cheap and delicious. After that we all headed to the Civil Rights museum for a while. Now this i highly recommend if anyone is ever in Birmingham. Its a pretty moving and very well put together museum, and when you realize that a huge amount of the modern civil rights movement happened in that city, some of which only blocks away...its pretty impressive. We then got lunch at a damn good southern bbq place over at Five Corners (which is the more touristy part of the city), and followed it up by frustratingly driving around the city looking for somewhere to buy a dress shirt. But more on that later.

Then came the actual reason we were there, the wedding. Everything about it was really nice, the ceremony was short but to the point and very nice. The whole setup in the museum was impressive (did i mention it was all in the Birmingham Museum of Art? well it was) and very fitting. The reception had a good band, good food (all in buffet style) and open bars that everyone there drank out of gin, vodka, and beer. Seriously there was none left. Personally ive never gotten that drunk in my life, but it was fun as hell. I was glad to see both Joe and Mary so happy and having a good time, and i think they were glad that everyone was there also. Southern weddings are odd though, they end a lot earlier then we were used to, but that leaves more time to celebrate afterwards.

Sunday was not a fun day, let me describe it in one long ass hyphenated phrase: "oh-fuck-we-have-to-wake-up-at-530-in-the-morning-and-drive-2-hours-while-hungover-as-shit-and-then-deal-with-the-airport???" It wasnt as bad as it could have been, but wasnt exactly pleasant either. But it was the start of the football season, and the Jets won. Also Tom Brady is out for the season, whoohoo!

So anyway, maybe im spoiled living in NY state, but Birmingham is a weird city. There seems to be a lot of times and places where you would expect to see people and stores and other things that would indicate there is life in the city, and there just werent. Or maybe we were always in the wrong place. Also, people there cannot drive. Im not sure if they know the difference between the gas and brake pedals and when to use them. Kinda annoying, but i got used to it sort of.

(not mad, just bored)

4:38 pm
I apparently watch a lot more TV then i thought i did, since i just realized that September is a really good month for new shows and new seasons premiering. This past week there was Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles second season, which was a pretty good continuation of last season, which i also enjoyed. I also caught the new series Fringe, which was really good and right up my alley for things that i like. I was kinda surprised at this since the other JJ Abrams things im familiar with im not a fan of (Lost just seems to stupid an idea to even watch and Cloverfield was a huge disappointment).

And coming up in the next couple weeks are the new seasons of Heroes and Supernatural, two shows im a huge fan of and that had pretty exciting ends to the previous seasons.

I think i need a goddamn dvr.

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