Thursday, February 24, 2005

"this one's called two step..."

Say, my love, I came to you with best intentions You laid down and gave to me just what I'm seeking Love, you drive me to distraction Hey my love do you believe that we might last a thousand years Or more if not for this, our flesh and blood It ties you and me right up Tie me down Celebrate we will Because life is short but sweet for certain We're climbing two by two To be sure these days continue These things we cannot change Hey, my love, you came to me like wine comes to this mouth Grown tired of water all the time You quench my heart and you quench my mind Celebrate we will Because life is short but Sweet for certain We're climbing two by two To be sure these days continue The things we cannot Celebrate, you and me, climbing two by two, to be sure these days continue, things we cannot change Oh, my love I came to you with best intentions You laid down and gave to me Just what I'm seeking Celebrate we will Because life is short But sweet for certain We're climbing two by two To be sure these days continue Things we cannot change... Things we cannot change

Sunday, February 20, 2005

where's my honda? ...zed's dead baby, zed's dead.

i was just thinking about that quote, which i had to explain today to some friends, and realized that is probably not true at all. it probably didn't take more than Butch (Bruce Willis) to drive back to the hotel, and i dont think that is enough time for Marsellus Wallace to call his boys and have them "get medieval on (Zed's) ass." Even if Marsellus's buddies could have gotten there, i think they'd still be using their "blow torch and pliers." anyways. zed wouldn't be dead for a little while longer. unless of course butch meant that zed is basically dead. who knows.

my weekend was ok. did a night ride last week. tuesday to be exact. it was fun. i didnt have any afternoon classes thursday, so that was nice. karlie and i rode bikes. sunday we played halo at john zarley's. paris hilton's tmobile sidekick was apparently hacked releasing hundreds of star's phone numbers on the internet. my buddies tried calling a bunch of them from camo phone but got voicemails and busy signals. as raiford put it, a bunch of celebrities are gonna be getting their phone numbers and emails changed. i have to go now and get karlie. peace.


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

joss stone rocks.

so the weekend was good. i worked. saturday night was fun. we went to john zarley's party until it got busted. went to sleep 4:30 am-ish. went to buddy's land and helped finish a huge north shore style obstacle. maybe not huge. only like 12 or 14 feet high. its good. we rode that. jumped the step up's shaun has built. went over to the three story drop. hurled ourselves off that. went to the skinny... i wussed out. its about a foot to two feet wide ladder bridge that curves back and forth, reaching a height of about 6 or 7 feet. then it goes from a foot and a half wide to 5.5 inches wide, still 6 feet or so tall, slopes down and drops onto a much wider (16 inches) landing ramp. i couldnt get myself to ride onto the 5 inch part. oh well.

monday was good too. (hearts). i went to work for a little while. gave karlie her rose, teddy bear, brazilian thing, card, and most importantly, chocolate. we hung out the remainder of the day. we walked around the bike trail in phenix city. she cooked me dinner. we hung out. had some coffee, and i went home around 1 am. it was the best valentine's day of my short life, and hopefully we'll spend some more together.

I'm about to give a presentation on the non-denumerability of the continuum. peace.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


thought karlie was gonna dump me. that was scary. but it is all good now.

aside from that, my day was ok. i am sort of sick, just have the sniffles and a stuffy head. and the trade off for feeling better is sleepiness. even with the non-drowsy tylenol sinus. i mean, its cool if you're gonna get a little drowsy, but dont put on the box non-drowsy. i wonder if there is any difference between the night and day tylenol sinus? maybe just the box is different.

i've added a nifty toy to the sidebar of my blog. it should be right about

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or somewhere. ha. i wanted to ride tonight in phenix city, but couldn't cause i would have gotten more sick. so i took over karlie's laptop and am basically wasting time. i did manage to pay my tmobile bill. and check my checking account balance. which is never the same as what i think i have. sometimes its over, sometimes under. i know its just cause checks havent cleared or whatever, but thats stupid. i have to write three more short essays for renaissance art. ugh. and dr. howard is like "study topology." that presentation is in like a month or so, but i do need to start. double ugh. that would be ugh ugh. i guess

i wonder why, when your nose gets stuffy, one side seems like theres a cork in it, and the other is like a highway for snot. and during the day, they swap. anybody else notice that? like right now, my left side is the clogged one, and my right side keeps getting wiped on my sleeve. but earlier it was the other way. i guess its good cause neither sleeve gets left out. you know? ha.

being poor sucks. i was hoping to tutor this kid today and get $25 but he was like, i dont have any questions, what about tuesday?" which is cool. but i was hoping to have 25$ cause it would help get ... oh wait, can't say what i'm getting for valentines. ha.

go to hell sometime. its cool.

thats all. gotta go dry out my shirt sleeves. gross.

peace-idity (TM Joseph)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

days go by (Buddh

its tuesday morning. my 11 oclock was canceled so im taking advantage of computer usage. still no idea how i finished at the race. still hoping for 4th or 5th. rode my singlespeed to school today. found out i had a midterm in my concepts of fitness class. probably did shitty. i skipped class thursday and missed the review. its actually hard if you forgot to study. ha.

i got a refreshing email update from kelly n. she was at the NOC while i was in fontana, 15 miles away. oh well. i thought about going over to NOC to see if she was there but... laziness and gas money lackage (did i just make up a word?) took over.

yesterday was fun. me and karlie took my dog for a walk, then i picked jazz up from school. then me and him rode bikes to johnson mill lofts and found out prices. hmmm. then we went back down the riverwalk to fountain city. had a smoothie and coffee, caught up with karlie and rode bikes with her some. we called it a day. took jazz home, ate dinner with my parents, then studied for math.

lets think about zack. MAN, IT IS ALL GOOD.

peacery (TM Rachel)

okay. its 10:55 pm and i am adding more.
i went home, did some homework, karlie came over and we took a nap. i had renaissance art at 1:3o pm. after that i had subway, then worked on math. had my 4:30 class. went home. finally finished The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac. That book coupled with my Asian Religions class really has me appreciating and wanting to study Buddhism more. The best thing keroauc (Ray) examines is the possible co-existence of Buddhism and Christianity. He doesnt rule out other religions either. Ray commonly mentions God and Boddhitsavas and Lord Buddha and karma and dharma and angels and makes no distinction. The other cool thing about the book is the degree to which kerouac describes nature. Ray and Japhy go on innumerable trips to the mountains of California, Ray spends time in the woods in North Carolina at his mother's place. He spends the final chapters of the book in solitude on mount Desolation. Desolation. That sums is up. He is alone with the world and its beauty and his thoughts and that is all the truth for his sixty days that summer. Ray contemplates the few animals he sees, he examines the simplicity and wishes he could always have it. He (Keroauc) describes in grand detail the environment and makes up words to assist in these descriptions. I definitely put this book at the top of my favorites. I'd say The Dharma Bums, The Inferno and A Clockwork Orange are currently tied for my favorite books. Next on my list is a Biography of the Fourteenth (current) Dalai Lama. It sucks he had to flee Tibet after China occupied it and destroyed thousands of monasteries. Anyways. Flibberty-jibberty-wazzle. Yeah. I dont know either.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

downhills are down hill right?

its sunday. i dont remember the last time i posted anything. friday night i stayed at the bike shop until 11 or so cleaning my bigHit. then we left columbus at 9am saturday. got to fontana at 2:30pm. we checked in. ate. were lazy. rode three practice runs. determined whoever chose the course for the downhill was on crack. the first half was real fast and real good. no tech sections, just superfast with about a 60ft drop on your immediate right. about halfway down it flattened out, then came the climbs. yes climbs. it was a pain in the ass...well really the quads and my calfs but thats all. my first run time was 3min 30sec. my second run would have been better but the muddy rooty switchbacks got the best of me. i went over the bars. wasted a few seconds, cursed a good bit (to let the crowd know it was me...) and rode slowly the final fifty yards to the finish. dont know what the time was, but the first run was better. i know i didnt finish top 3 cause i would have gotten a medal, but maybe fourth. so we drove back in a zigzaggy fashion. ate with karlie's parents in marietta and are soon leaving to head to a poker game in columbus. peace.
p.s. i fell pretty good this morning. took a tree to the neck under my full face helmet. it was nice. did i mention the race was at night. pitch black? had a 32 watt light though. yeah...

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

its been awhile...

since i could... find some time to post. okay. i had stained in my head sorry. so the past week has gone by. since last monday... school, work, an ice storm, a big brother of the year award, one quart (i think, wish we'd go metric) of starbucks ice cream, lots of (really) good sex, two homecooked meals by my favorite karlie, and one bike ride in phenix city have brought me to today. i have made some progress in the dharma bums too. i am reading about two chapters a day. i need to finish, just so i can start a biography for servant leadership. classes are good. i am really starting to like buddhism as a faith and culture. i'm slowly working some of their thoughts and practices into my everyday life. (key word slowly)

aside from everyday stuff... i am going to the icycle mountain bike race saturday. its gonna be my first downhill race, and its at night. but i ordered myself another lightset yesterday, so i'll have a total of like 40 watts on the front of my bike and helmet. yeah. as of today, me, karlie chris, john vasilis, patrick, and ben are going. we're gonna try to make a party out of it during the afternoon. theres a xc race we'll probably watch some of, then go eat something, then i race at "dark thirty." anyways, ill write more about it all later and post pictures too.

been working out a good bit. spring break watch out. kidding.

its time to go learn about buddhism and make fun of my teacher's outfit, he wears the same blazer everyday. not like i'm guilty of that...(corduroy jacket)... ha.