Saturday, December 31, 2005

Another Year One?

Always getting herself into trouble...[Dave/Scott]
Nowadays I hesitate before writing any sort of review-esque post, mostly in fear of pushing my opinions on other people, but I can’t remember the last time I felt compelled to read a trade of 12 issues in length the same day I finished it the first time. Perhaps the last time was when I read Hush or something like that. Instead of traveling in search of the means, the character in Birthright has the means but travels the world for insight. He reveals himself to the world only to find himself misunderstood and even feared despite the fact that he just wants to help, having to work to gain the trust of those he seeks to aid. They should base the new movie off of this rather that the crap Singer’s writing up.
“God… …Please don’t let me look ridiculous…”
Music of the Moment: “Across the Stars” composed by John Williams

Thursday, December 22, 2005

A Graduated Solution

Snotty Tech Graduates[Dave/Scott]
It’s Saturday morning and I’ve just woken up. I check my watch and see that it’s 10 AM. This is a problem, being that graduation began at 9. I couldn’t believe it, I’m never late for things this important, often getting up for plane flights and exams three or four hours ahead of time due to being nervous of being late. I quickly got up, brushed my teeth, put on that $50 cap and gown, and ran from my apartment to the coliseum. Missed the opportunity to walk across the stage, but that’s ok, since we still got some pictures and free snacks and drinks, and more importantly, a last chance to see a couple friends also finally free of GT.

Unless Georgia Tech’s registrar’s office is playing one last, sick joke on me, I seemed to have gotten away with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs. I really don’t know if any of you know this, but I regarded the last five years as some of the most trying psychologically in my life, this last semester not letting up one bit, turning it up a couple of notches in fact. I’ve tried keeping a non-pessimistic attitude on it, telling myself this was a test of patience. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t regard my time at GT as a totally negative experience, seeing that I’ve met so many people here that I hope that I can keep in touch with in the future. Enough of this for now and back to finding employment! I’m gone, baby, I’m gone!
♪…DO YOU BURY ME WHEN I’M GONE
DO YOU TEACH ME WHEN I’M HERE
JUST AS SOON AS I BELONG
THEN IT’S TIME I DISAPPEAR…♪
Song of the Moment: “I Disappear” by Metallica

Monday, December 19, 2005

I would like to take a moment to congratulate my good buddy Davey. Happy graduation, sucka!

You earned it. The hard way.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Brother's Graduation

In celebrating my brother graduating soon, I decided to jump into my trusty time machine to see what he will be like in 5 years.

This is what I came to see:

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Honoring Daniel's National Past time

Here's a movie I found honoring Daniel's national past time. Here in America we have baseball and this is what Daniel had. Did you participate as a small child and did it hurt?

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Goodbye Windows?

Never free, never me...[Dave/Scott]
I stared out this window at the same seat for nearly three years of my time at Tech. The food there was rather poor, yet I for some reason refused to stop eating there until I moved off campus. Sometimes I had company (some of which I ignored), sometimes I sat alone. I guess I’ll always be that kid that sits by the window looking out, wondering if I’ll ever be free. I'm so close...
♪PAST REGRETS AND FUTURE FEARS
TURNS A BOY TO A MAN SOONER THAN PLANNED
ALL THE SAME, THE BOY REMAINS
EVEN THOUGH HE’S FREE, HE CAN’T FLY WITH THESE HEAVY CHAINS
SAW YOUR MOTHER YESTERDAY
AND SHE HAD THESE WORDS TO SAY LIKE A JUDGEMENT DAY

I THINK HE SHOULDA KNOWN BETTER…♪
Song of the Moment: “Goodbye Windows” by Corrosion of Conformity.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Fastball Special!

Perhaps he plays an actual role in this movie?[Dave/Scott]
The X-Men 3 teaser came out yesterday and I found myself going from apprehension to anticipation. I was really expecting that this movie would be just as disappointing as the last two, largely because I felt that Bryan Singer, writer and director of the previous installments, just didn’t get it. A lot of characters were horribly underused and Magneto just wasn’t as menacing as a global terrorist and mass-murderer would be. Now that Singer’s jumped ship for Superman Returns, there’s a chance for the third movie to better written. I’m not quite sure what’s going on in the teaser, but it seems right, though I couldn’t help but laugh at Magneto’s speech in the woods because it brought up images of the band the Cure from the 80s.
“They wish to cure us. But I say that we are the cure.”
Movie of the Moment: X-Men 3

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Two Weeks Left… Make Them Count

The Enlightened[Dave/Scott]
An Elevated Level of Enlightenment

About a week ago Matt brought his friends Wade and Staverious (spelling) up to the apartment to hang out for a couple of hours. I think the question of what our favorite countries were came up and Staverious answered that his was Amsterdam. **blinks** Later I brought up the fact that sometimes when I’d slick back my hair and go riding on MARTA (our subway and bus system), I’d occasionally get Hispanics trying to talk to me in Spanish mistakenly thinking I was Cuban or something. Staverious then proudly mentions that he was able to tell Asians and Mexicans apart by physical appearance, his tone indicating that this was a difficult task. Bewildered, Wade asks him how long did it take him to reach this level of enlightenment. Staverious answers back that it took about two years of college. Matt sure keeps some interesting company.

Sweet’s Party
Jack invited me to a party up in Dunwoody that was celebrating Mike Sweet’s 21st birthday. I decided to go since you only turn 21 once (or twice in Sweet’s case), despite how much work I needed to get done. The party was fun the few hours that I stayed there, engaging in a couple drinking games and getting tooled in ping pong. It was rather difficult to keep my number of drinks down (I needed to be able to drive home) but I managed to keep it down around four beers. The drive home was interesting since it took me about 30 minutes to get out of the Dunwoody area since I got a little lost around Perimeter Mall.

The Sweetest Thing?
Saturday I wake up and hop on the computer and get IMed by someone telling that I had some crazy wall post on FaceBook. I go on there find that Ashley had decided to return a wall comment that I had posted on her profile with, “You are the sweetest thing in the whole world!!!” I almost fell backwards out of my chair, despite knowing how… positive Ashley typically was. Despite me wondering how in the world I had become someone to be referred to as sweet, I couldn’t help but smile a little.
“Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.”
Song of the Moment: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 composed by Samuel Barber

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