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[19 Jul 2006|02:03pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Not sure where this post is going, so I guess I'll just blather on, prepare for disorder.

Anyways, I speak tonight at church, not looking forward to it. I need to rewrite my lesson. It's totally different from my public speaking experience so I'm a little bit nervous.

Erin's stepdad, Kevin, heard about positive changes in our relationship from Erin's mom. He goes ticked off about stuff that's in teh past and yelled at me for awhile. I didn't just sit there and I ended up taking words out of his mouth. This is mostly due to the fact that Erin's mom mediated a conversation between teh two of us a week ago and it's been settled, or so I thought.

Anyways, not up to explaining it for a 4th time.


Good news, my PopSci subscription came in today, and I always read it cover to cover. Now if I only had enough money for all of the cool gadgets >;).

I got a copy of the remastered Back in Black. The new work on it sounds FANTASTIC, I highly recommend it if you're missing the essential album for your collection

We all pitched in for a guitar for JEsus's birthday. We managed to find hte prettiest little Fender acoustic. If it's a fake, I congratulate the fakers on making a fantastic guitar.
Jesus has since named it Render.

The news lately has been worrying. It seems everyone in the mid-east has decided that they're lost their minds. The hostilities between Lebanon and Israel are definitely at a bad time, not to mention the missile tests in North Korea. I wouldn't be suprised if we have another major war on our hands, not like the military operation Iraq is, but a serious war.

Anyways, enough procrastinating, I need to get to writing.

I still wish I brought my guitar today.

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Strange things afoot in the daily paper... [14 Jul 2006|07:54am]
I was reading our Abilene Distorter News from a couple days ago when I found the following in the comics:

Sally Forth:
Dad- "What's this I hear about you guys fighting?"
Girl- "You wouldn't understand, Dad."
Dad- "Come on. Try me."
Girl- "Faye's trying to turn our band into a darkwave, EBM, Ambient, Shoegazing, Industrial Metal group!"
Dad- "I... I have no ideahow to respond to that.
Girl- "I'm sorry, but this is as goth as I'm gonna get!"

Amazing that mainstream media actually didn't butcher the culture for once :-p.
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Lots of stuff happening.... [12 Jul 2006|08:44pm]
[ mood | peaceful ]

I know, I've been neglecting my journal, I'm a horrible person.

Ok, as an update. I'm working for the city pools as a lifeguard and I love my job. It involves some unpleasant tasks, but it pays fairly well, it matters, and it's honest work.

Let's see... I also have been playing guitar a lot more, and my fingers hurt. I just made it through the first part of the beginning guitar book and I'm getting ahold of more source material to practice on. I really REALLY want the Smashing Pumpkins tab booklet.

I also went to camp a little more than a week ago and I was baptised on Wednesday June 28th at 11:20 in my Greenlight District t-shirt. I saw a lot of old friends and made some new ones and I'm totally going to go back next year, and as a camper. I'll keep going as a camper til they force me to be a counselor. The Pictures

I also have to give the lesson for Wednesday night, everything moves so fast! Speech and Debate taught me one thing, though, and that is hurry yp and get a first draft out *before* you procrastinate. AFter you have the raw materials you're much safer to relax and think

--Today--

Got up early to get my mom to work so that I could go get my senior pictures taken. AFter dropping her off I got an Eye Opener at Java City, went to Wild Bill's PAwn and checked out the shexy guitars, and went to WalMart and got two 10 cent notebooks.

It's amazing how everything mellows when you drink that much caffeine off the bat. I was so inspired that I wrote something poetic about itCollapse )

The senior pics took about an hour and a half of me changing and posing like some oversized doll. Erin even showed up and I found it much easier to smile naturally with her around :).
I hope they turned out well. Everyone seemed really suprised about how I looked in my black and gold suit combo... idk what the deal is.

I also went to Record Guys today and picked up cassettes as follows: Social Distortion- Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, Alice in Chains- Dirt, and Iron Maiden- Live After Death.
So now I have a lot more music, not to mention the Smashing Pumpkins- Machina II album that JEssica helped me download and let me borrow her flash drive for. It's good, look it up because it's a *FREE* download. It was their last album before they broke up and so they made it open bootleg to screw over the record company.

S'about it

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THe Scav hunt at U of Chicago [12 May 2006|04:52pm]
They have a goal as follows:

"A fitting tribute to the Hero of Canton, made of authentic materials. Toast him with Mudder's Milk! (33 points)"

The Scav Hunt was only cooler when two guys built their own homemade nuclear reactor. :)

Nah, just kidding... Whedon = cooler than nuclear reactors
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[12 May 2006|03:54pm]
Today's Cool Link:
As A Ninja - a masked ninja explains to you why "net neutrality" is serious business. If you have no idea what it is, then read the #@%^ news for God's sake!
http://www.askaninja.com/news/2006/05/11/ask-a-ninja-special-delivery-4-net-neutrality

Anyways, I had my interview for life guard with the city yesterday, I hope it goes well becuase I REALLY want the job. The pay's good and I have more flexible hours.

School's boring the heck out of me atm. I wish I had something to do in class. Perhaps I shall borrow my mom's laptop and read some downloaded stories or play Doom or something...

grr.
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update [06 May 2006|09:29pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Went to the show last night. Eric's band, Chuck Norris, and The Drake's Descent (yes, that's THREE different bands), were on. However, a storm blew in something fierce and I had to go before T.D.D got to play :(. The only difference between Eric's band playing punk and playing hardcore was that instead of just sucking, they sucked hardcore. Chuck Norris wasn't bad
Everyone and their grandmother was out there. A guy who used to go to my church, Kyle, Ashley, Jill, Donna, Justin and Jesus, Alonso and company, etc. twas crazy. Just sda that I didn't get to stay

yeah, not much going on since. I just watched Stargate and played Champions of Norrath today. Right now I'm drinking some of the tea Erin gave me for our anniversary. I think I brewed it a trifle strong, because at this point it's stickign to my teeth like coffee.

Anyhow, back to studying, and maybe more Stargate later. It's going to be at LEAST another hour and a half before I go to sleep, but I am SOOO bored.

AP test Monday for Physics. After the U.S. History test blew due mostly to the fact that our teacher is an incompetent ingnoramous who couldn't pass his own class, I don't fear the Physics B test as much, though it is purportedly the hardest of them all.


Today's quote:
"Emotional problems don't have logical solutions!"
"Mine do. Everyone else just needs to get with the program."

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Excerpts [03 May 2006|11:17pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Yes, the previous entry was from Sunday night, however Livejournal's been in a pissy mood lately.

Anyhow, I've decided to start taking a personal hardcopy journal for my own thoughts and experiences so that I stop leaving so much out and depending so much on my memory after several excited conversations. So yeah, now I think this is going to be a gathering of my "excerpts". So I'm starting to consider changing the title to this blog, what do you guys think it should become?

So here come some excerpts:

5.2.06 : 5:20 P.MCollapse )
5.3.06 : 7:26 A.MCollapse )
9:30 A.M.Collapse )

Anyways, more than enough typing for one night

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[03 May 2006|10:47pm]
I have...

~Buried a friend,
~Had a bonding moment with another friend I would have not expected, and gained a great story idea in the process
~Been screwed over by another friend who will be hearing PLENTY of it.
~went to a crack of the dawn breakfast for Adam who's graduating
~got knocked out of NFL District with straight losses, even in a debate I've *never* been beaten in before
~got my butt saved by Ball from Central who helped me when he didn't have anything to gain from it
~got free food because the people from Cooper love me
~just barely survived not being disqualified from Seth sleeping in while we had a round. Luckily, the people from Porter who we were debating were REALLY nice and let us appeal

Anyways... AP English tomorrow. This week starts the beginning of my summer freedom.

And Erin asked to become a member of the church this morning, and we had a double baptism of a daughter and her father, it was a good morning, but we've got people who are sick and so many funerals to go to lately it's obscene. My grandfather called today all the way from North Carolina and mentioned how sorry he was for Theresa being taken so soon from us. It meant something to me to actually have someone say something that actually was genuine.

Anyhow, updates later. TTYL *sUx0r5*
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Theresa [25 Apr 2006|10:49pm]
[ mood | crushed ]

I know it may be old news to some of you, due to the fact that most anyone who reads my entries is someone I know in real life, but my friend Theresa died last night in a head on collision. She will be sorely missed, and I don't think she ever knew how much. Here's to a good friend, one of us who died young and for no good reason.

We'll say a few gallows jokes involving baby eating for you, Theresa, because I know the last thing you would have wanted us to do would be forgetting just how you were in real life, the first person to recognize humor despite its situation and know how to enjoy it.

Here's to you Theresa... Your Spirit's still alive.


We are the ones who will never be broken
We are the ones who survive
This is the sound that brings us together
You are the one by our side

[Chorus:]
And through it all, the spirit's alive
And through it all, your spirit's alive

You are the memory that lives on forever
The shadow that stands by our side
This is the sound that keeps us together
We are the ones who survive


It's simply not fair, and it doesn't make sense that you've been taken from us so soon. All we can ask is Why?

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V is for... [24 Apr 2006|05:25pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Saw V for Vendetta with Erin. twas fantastic, but first we tried to get lunch at Chick-fil-A with our free coupons.

The plan backfired.

The two free sandwich coupons ended up being one free sandwich coupon, and one free kid's meal with purchase. Basically, Erin ordered first and came back with drinks and fries, and then I had to go up there with the kids meal, and realized that we had to get a combo. Consequence? 4 orders of fries, 4 drinks, two sandwiches and a kid's meal chicken nuggets...

Anyways, V for Vendetta is t3h awesome.

and I have ridiculous amounts of homework. But, I will try in the future to start updating more wiht longer entries as well, because what's the point of Livejournal if you never put anything in it?

~Trey~

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*Browncoat Pride* [26 Mar 2006|08:47pm]
[ mood | weird ]

You scored as Serenity (Firefly). You like to live your own way and don�t enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

</td>

Serenity (Firefly)

100%

Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)

81%

SG-1 (Stargate)

81%

Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)

81%

Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)

75%

Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)

75%

Moya (Farscape)

69%

Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)

69%

Enterprise D (Star Trek)

63%

Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)

56%

Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)

50%

FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)

44%

Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
created with QuizFarm.com


back to homework
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Geekness, j0 [23 Mar 2006|09:10pm]
You are .ogg Even though many people consider you cool and happening, a lot still find that you&apos;re a bit too weird to hang out with.
Which File Extension are You?


You are Apple Dos. Simple and primitive with a good understanding of the common man.  You&apos;re still a work in progress, but a good start.
Which OS are You?
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Hey! I'm androgynous... wait.. is that a 20% difference? [09 Mar 2006|09:45pm]
Androgynous
You scored 80 masculinity and 70 femininity!

You scored high on both masculinity and femininity. You have a strong
personality exhibiting characteristics of both traditional sex roles.



My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 91% on masculinity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 73% on femininity
Link: The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test written by weirdscience on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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Exhaustion [23 Feb 2006|12:35am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

I have, after long hours spent slaving over a words processor and various books and packets of information, managed to create a passable rough draft for Mrs. McKinney this morning (considering this is being written at 12:36). I think it turned out well, and I have a few questions. I also hope she doesn't rip it to shreds being as I HAVE invested a lot of time and thought into its production.

Dear GOD this has to be the most I have EVER written on any subject. *faint*
--There's one less mountain.
--many more molehills to go.
--fatigue and triumph.

*mad haiku skillz*

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Musick [21 Feb 2006|05:30pm]
[ mood | energetic ]

Gackt pwnz.
all I will say on JRock

--edit--
actually, I will not stop there. I was just watching a fan video of one of his tours where he actually *blacks out* while in mid song, but plays it off like he fells, a little later he drops to his knees exhausted, and still gets back up and tries to get everything going again.
The music's worth getting ahold of, but I'm more than impressed with his performance

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[21 Feb 2006|03:52pm]
[ mood | predatory ]

Alas, stranded at the library working on my research paper. I'll probably try and use a phone sometime soon to call my mom. ATM, however, I'm enjoying the awesome bandwidth at the library.

Anyways, turns out that I have a 34 dollar fine over here. They swear that the book Jessica turned in that was on my card is damaged, but we BOTH know that we did not damage it. Weird, eh?

TAKS today was decent. I did pretty well on the essay, I think. I enjoyed doing my take on it and the test had one question which caused me a lil trouble, but as always, there's probably two questions on the entire test worth my attention.

Also got my SAT scores in, they're pretty high, but not quite what I was hoping yet. My writing wasn't over the 700 goal as of yet. I'll see what I can do about that later.

Right now, though, I'll get back to work. I'm listening to radio free abattoir (www.radiofreeabattoir.com) it has some crazy awesome goth, industrial, and darkwave. Hey, they have Project Pitchfork, so I'm more than content. It helps spark my creative side.

I haven't eaten in awhile and I'm starving. Just thought I'd share.

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[15 Feb 2006|09:57pm]
Idk what to say. I had a long talk with my mom tonight. We worked out a lot of issues; it got rid of some tension between us. Lots of stuff to think about, lots of perceptions got sorted.

Anyways, renewed my license today... because Erin was and I realized that mine was only 5 months out of date... so no biggie.

Oh, and Erin's grounded, for going into Starbucks instead of the drive-thru (mostly my impression there), but hey, far be it for me to even consider stepping between her and her parents. Mostly because I can't be sure how much is perspective from both sides and I don't want to be sandwiched in an opinion landslide in the middle.

In other news, turns out Andy in my German class is quite a George Orwell fan, knows some decent music, and plays some fairly good games. Who'da thunk?
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[30 Jan 2006|08:36pm]
hmm. English is the Devil.

I'm rewriting some of my old stuff into my new spirals. I feel a bit more creative... maybe I'll break my record for the longest story I've ever written.
doubtful.. but it's a low bar.
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[24 Jan 2006|09:16pm]
my girlfriend called me fat today.



in other news, I lent Kahlen my earbuds today and she freaked out like it was some big deal... anyways, gonna turn in early, ttyl.
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[16 Jan 2006|08:42pm]
Contents of my 200 mb mp3 playerCollapse )

that took a lot of typing.
Keep in mind, also, that most of this music is in the 64 kbps quality, excluding London Calling which in 98 kbps. I'd love to use higher quality, but I don't have the space.
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