Friday, April 25, 2008

Monumentally Crushed

For those of you who have seen my status, you know I'm not doing so well right now.

But here's the kicker: I don't know why.

I was doing just great and then yesterday I just started being mopey. Then add to that my excitement (which would have led to me getting out of this slump) that Marie was coming to surprise me today. Now pull the rug out from under that when Marie called me this morning to inform me her ride was sick and now she's stuck in Nacogdoches. So basically right now I have zero motivation for anything. And I was able to pull myself together enough for work, but I don't know for how long. I'm just absolutely abysmal right now. Someone help me before I float away...

Friday, April 11, 2008

SupeRant II: The Quickening

Ho. Ly. Crap. There are so many things aggravating me right now:

-my iPod went kaput (it's stuck on hold, and restoring it did nothing except erase all my files) so I have to get it looked at next week when I go home, and they probably won't be able to do anything, and I'll probably have to get a new one, and I can't afford that at all
-less than 3 percent of UNT students voted in the student body presidential election
-I've got so many papers to write and I don't really want to do any of them
-the UNT network is a piece of crap
-my debit card didn't come in so I can't buy Death Cab tickets until Monday at the earliest
-since my debit card didn't come in, my dad didn't send Jimmy the other things I needed (a roll of quarters and a bar of soap)
-I miss Marie so much. I really hate this see each other for part of a weekend and then go a month without seeing each other stuff. It's not fun at all. Obviously, it's worth it, but it's been really hard the last 2 months because neither of us can afford a freaking car. Ugh.

I just want to see her and have my iPod fixed and everything to be sane again...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Foolin'

So I really just want the weekend and Marie to be here.

I don't know what it is. Nothing is overly stressful, I just want a break where I don't have to worry about anything. Money, drama, school, nothing.

I just miss Marie so bad. And I don't know the next time I'd get to see her if it's not this weekend.


-I did finally get a hold of Jeremy Pittman, so my Journalism final should be OK.
-I think I might be able to pull an A in Spanish, which means I'd get to keep my GPA at a 3.8. It's impossible for me to get an A in Sexuality (unless I get a 103 on my final).
-I hope I can find 5 pages of stuff to write about that Dennis Lehane short story I read for Gerontology.
-I am going to be exempt from my Music Appreciation (which really sucks by the way, because now we're into the dreaded "avant-garde" phase of 20th century music. Ugh) final as long as I turn my paper in on time.
-I may get to make up these hours I missed a couple weeks ago at work, which is nice because I need the moolah.
-Marie and I are getting each other concert tickets for our respective birthdays: I'm getting her Death Cab tickets and she's getting me Rilo Kiley tickets. Yay!
-Which reminds me...

I. Just. Want. To. See. Her.

That's all.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Am I getting too old too quickly?

OK, so here I am, a week and a half before I turn 20 years old. That means I've been on this planet for two decades. And I'm beginning to wonder, am I getting too old too quickly?

I'm wondering this because:
-I now prefer collared shirts to t-shirts.
-I prefer "quieter" music now (both in volume and style).
-I want to be out of college and married.

So I want to know your thoughts. Am I getting too old too quickly? In 20 years, am I going to be the guy who yells at youth to cut their hair and turn down their music? And is this a bad thing?

Monday, March 24, 2008

The (Last) Rite(s) of Spring (Break)

So, it's all over. That glorious spring break, which stretched across 10 days for me, is done with and now it's back to school. But here's what happened over those wonderful 10 days:

Thursday, Mar. 13:
Marie came to pick me up after my last class and dropped me off at my house to get my stuff together. We made it into Austin about 7 o'clock and headed straight for Spoon. The concert was pretty good, but it included two things that bring out the best in humanity: free events and alcohol {end sarcasm}. Then the car overheated (due to what we would later discover was a lack of coolant and thus a broken radiator), but it gave us no trouble the rest of the trip.

Friday, Mar. 14:
Went to Book People (just the coolest bookstore ever) and Cheapo, where I only spent $4 (outrageous!). Marie and I ate at Kerbey Lane (my first time). That night we went to go see Assassination of a High School President, and there was a Q+A with the director, writers, and star afterwards. We took the bus to and from home because there is absolutely nowhere to park downtown, especially during SXSW. Amazingly, everyone in Mitch's apartment was asleep by 12:30 every night. That's really odd because whenever my dad and I go down there, we're always up til at least 2 in the morning.

Saturday, Mar. 15:
Ate "brekkie" at the always delicious Lone Star Kolache and then went to SoCo, where my search for a gift for Mal was fruitless, although I fell in love with Monkey See, Monkey Do, this great little toy store. Later, we ate at Chipotle only to later discover that there was a Freebirds over on 41st. D'oh! We decided to do a bit more shopping since neither of us spent anything at SoCo. We went to End of an Ear and there was a concert in the parking lot! This crazy band called Peach Tree (or peachtree) had all kinds of antics, including jumping off the roof of the store! There was this "classic rock" store behind End of an Ear and they had a "glass-blowing studio" in the back. Lemme tell ya: they weren't making trinkets. Later, we had "din-din" at EZ's, but I didn't eat much because I was saving up for ice cream at Amy's (Mexican Vanilla with Nutter Butters!!!). We went to the Village Drafthouse to see Rocky Horror at midnight (my second time, Marie's first). Always a great time.

Sunday, Mar. 16:
Got up super-early (7:30-ish) and ate "brekkie" at the amazing Omelettry and then had to head home so Marie could be back in time for her ride. It was hard to stay awake, but Marie helped a lot.

Monday, Mar. 17:
Woke up to...overwhelming nausea and sickness. Gross. Had to follow Mallory to Jaime's to get the car fixed and got sick on the way back. Ick. I just lay around all day after that. Watched Miller's Crossing that evening in honor of St. Patty's Day.

Tuesday, Mar. 18:
Didn't get sick but didn't do anything.

Wednesday, Mar. 19:
The whole fam went to Grand Prairie/Arlington. My dad and I to Forever Young (this fantastic record store) and Mal and my mom to the ultra-ghetto Six Flags Mall/Dillard's outlet.

Dad: "It says there's a food court. Go check it out."
{five minutes later}
Me: "Dad, the only thing that's open is Cozumel Seafood, and I don't think you want to try that."

I also spoke in church that night about my missions trip to South Africa. They're going to take up an offering for me soon, which is just incredible.

Thursday, Mar. 20:
Hung out with Calvin for awhile. We watched Van Wilder and Boy Meets World, which is more awesome than it sounds. Also went to Hollywood to scour the remaining DVDs. I got 13, at about a dollar apiece. (I know, I know. Overboard, but what a deal!) Later, I went with Mallory and KayLee to the thrift store, where we met up with Billy, Tyler, Matt, Richard and his girlfriend Anna. Good times. I got a sweet new dress shirt, a dop kit, Gone Baby Gone (the book), a vest, and a Hello Kitty skullcap for Marie!

Friday, Mar. 21:
Went to see Vantage Pointwith Daniel and it was pretty dern good. Then we just walked around the mall and I realized how truly worthless Firewheel Town Center is. Had lunch at Friday's (Daniel's pick) and grabbed some Dublin DPs at Popcorn Papa, which was surprisingly busy. Had to mow the lawn when I got back (fo' free!) but that evening I got to go over to Marie's and we watched Interview.

Saturday, Mar. 22:
Helped my dad with the siding and just waited til Marie came over. My parents and we went to see Run Fatboy Run and it was really funny. Then Marie and I went to get a sundae at Braum's, where we ran into her ex, which was not nearly as awkward as it could have been. I miss her already.

Sunday, Mar. 23:
Went to a very pretty Easter service (and dressed up!) and came home and had a wonderful feast of my dad's heavenly brisket, queso, and banana pudding. I got to take a nap and got The Simpsons Movie as a gift, so it was pretty much one of the best Sundays ever.

Why does it all have to end so quickly?

Monday, March 17, 2008

But I didn't even have any green beer!

So this second part of spring break is probably the worst ever. I've never been this sick in my life and I don't know why. I really hope I can keep food down. This is so not fun. I miss Marie.

Happy St. Patty's Day to everyone else though.

Monday, March 10, 2008

F'n'Amazing! (and the F stands for Fellowship)

So I finally got a hold of the ResNet people, and they apologized for being so unprofessional, something I referred to them as in my angry voicemail. But my ethernet cable was bad AND the port wasn't working. And right before the guy left he spewed some B.S. about my connection possibly being discontinued because of having LimeWire on my computer, which I never use on campus. Oh well, I may have a landline working as early as tomorrow, but as unreliable as this organization is, I wouldn't count on it. Luckily, my wireless connection is strong again, so hopefully it won't be a big deal.

Had our Hupomone fellowship night at (drumroll please...) CiCi's Pizza! Woot-woot! But of course it was super-awesome, but sometimes I feel like I'm always the only one with a Y chromosome, but it still rocks.

I think my journalism midterm went well, but that story was a little difficult because the topic was stupid (middle school soccer team crashes bus to avoid a deer, no one hurt), so we'll see.

I wonder if the guys on my wing realize how disgusting they are. Holy cow, you should've seen how terrible the bathrooms got when no one cleaned them for three days. Even today, just about 12 hours after it was last cleaned, it's already awful. Geez, people. Do you treat your host's bathroom like this? Ugh.

I'm watching The Daily Show right now, and I was just reminded how much I love it because Rob Riggle had a segment about all these people protesting a Marine recruitment station in Berkeley, California.

Code Pink lady: "We're all about free speech."
Rob Riggle: "If only there was an organization sworn to uphold that freedom..."

That's what I love about them. They get both sides. Keep up the good work.

That's all for now.

Good night, and good luck.