Archive: November 2003

The Game, Thanksgiving, and more!

So it’s been a while since last post. Yeah I left a short and simple one last weekend but I’m back to fill ya in on the past few weeks. The past few weeks have definitely been of quite interest.

Last Saturday (being the 22nd) my cousins Nick, Matt, friend Roy, and I drove out to Ann Arbor for the biggest college football rival of ’em all! UofM/Ohio State. We didn’t have tickets or anything yet just tailgated the whole game. We brought a TV, football and some refreshments. It was so exciting to see Michigan clinch a Rose Bowl birth and knock the Buckeyes out of the BCS taking charge and winning the game 35-21. A beautiful day! After the game I slept a little, since I didn’t get much sleep from the night before then went out with the same group of people to a party out at some 25 and van dyke. Wasn’t there for long and ended calling the night early. Sunday slept lots and then spent half the day at Natalie’s with her family making canoles. Those things were quite good! Gotta love the Italian families, always have the greatest food!

As for the rest of the week, a short one (only 3 days), I was extremely busy with school trying to study for exams, finish projects and get ready for the weekend. I had a Calc and Phys exam that week and a huge project for my Written and Oral class. Got the exams all taken care of and actually last night I just finished my paper.

Thanksgiving was very nice. I love the food, so so much. We had Thanksgiving at my house with the family watching football, as what we always do on Thanksgiving. Damn I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner, wow does time fly quick! Later Thanksgiving day night I went over Natalie’s grandma’s house to spend some time with her family. And in discussion we all found something quite ironic and interesting!

After talking to her family I had mentioned that back in my family tree are Novak’s and well same in Natalie’s. So we started talking about this and come to find out Natalie’s grandma’s first cousin is my grandpa’s first cousin, which if you look at it that would make Natalie like my 8th cousin!! What the hell?! What are the odds of that happening. Below is a picture of the Novak family from which we both are connected too. Who’da thought that a picture like this would be of family to the both of us?! What a small small world. And yeah for sure my mom was on the phone with Natalie’s grandma for some time and they were able to make so many connections and relate so many names. Also after Christmas we will be going up to my grandpa’s place in Cedar, Michigan (located north of Traverse City in the Leelanau pennisula) where the Novak family once lived. My grandpa now owns the property where the Novak’s once farmed. So funny but Natalie will be coming to see her ancestors old property, heh, damn!

Anyways for the day after Thanksgiving day sales I did what I always do. Late Thanksgiving day nite I along with friends camp out in front of Best Buy all night to be the first people in the store. This year was quite interesting. As the last hour neared and the doors were going to be open a few kids thought they’d just stand at the front of the line and cut. So we starting throwing shit at them and calling names, I just happen to have a full gallon of cider in my car and suggested to pour it on them. But these kids were quite weird. One of the kids made a deal that if we let him cut then we could pour a gallon of cider on his head. Keep in mind its really cold outside already, and raining. So sure enough this kid ended up all sugary and sticky and cold covered in cider. Click here to see a small website I made for the night It was a kick ass night/morning. I didn’t really buy anything, just some blank CD’s. I more over just go for fun.

The rest of Friday was just sleeping and sleeping since I didn’t sleep at all the night before. Saturday again just relaxed then spent a couple hours at Verizon wireless because my phone is a piece of shit and they fucked up my bill, but of course nothing got resolved. I had to go home after that and finish writing my mini-thesis for class. Ugh did that suck spent the rest of my Saturday night til 1:30 am writing a 27 page paper. I’m so glad that its done though. As for today just going to relax as much as I can before I have to head back up to school. Only 2 more full weeks of class, then exams and I’m home for the holidays and through the winter til April!

So far so good, life has been quite hectic and I’ve had many things on my mind, but gotta love life and be thankful for everything you have. Happy Holidays y’all and God bless.

P.S. Natalie, love you much



School, school, almost there…..

O’er the past weekend as I had mentioned Natalie and I spent the nite together Friday nite for our 1st month, watched Cruel Intentions. She got me my favorite Italian candy, Baci’s, so good. Saturday I spent all day at my cousins Nick’s house watching college football. Great games all day, go blue! Sunday I layed around most of the day, helped my parents out around the house with getting it ready for sale. Later that night I took my bro to his confirmation rehearsal (I’m his sponsor). We also went to my grandma’s for dinner, gotta love good Italian home cookin’

The week so far has been quite busy and tiring. I can’t wait til the weekend. Friday is Justin’s (my bro) actual Confirmation. Then for Saturday a bunch of us are plannin on going to the U of M campus and tailgating the whole U of M/Ohio State game. GO BLUE! It’s gonna be one helluva game! No other plans really for Saturday for sure, it all depends on how I feel after the football game (win/lose). I got so much h/w and test and projects and shit I gotta get done so I’ll prolly spend a good time Sunday doing that.

Recently I began writing this new program which helps me manage my businesses clients and projects, basically a multilevel database. It’s pretty sweet, still tweaking it tho. I’ve made it quite in depth and expandable that way in the future it will become more versatile.
This is the main screen to my program

The OC and………..

Well last nite was the OC, hell ya, kick as show. It just keeps getting better! It’s bout damn time Marissa and Ryan go together, the chemistry there is hot. And well with Seth and Summer, thats interesting. Cuz ya they had a lil sumptin here and there, but the attitude Summer has is wrong and now that Seth has been finally losing his obession to Summer and being true with the girl that really likes him, Anna, Summer comes back into the picture. Seth has much more than he can handle. Something’s definitely gonna go wrong, if you can’t see that. Honestly though Seth should stay with Anna because he’s better off with her. Summer is taking it all wrong and Seth really has his hands full now. As for Sandy and Kiersten, I think all is going to smooth out between them, Sandy did well stayin faithful. Damn great show. Just gotta wait now til next week, grr.

Anyways if y’all been wondering where my updates have been to my picture gallery, well yeah. I’ve had difficulties with my server response and my computer. So hopefully when I get back home this december I will get that all straightened out. So you can expect 3 months worth of pictures!! Hehe. I’ve been posting up the link to each individual new even in my journal if u haven’t noticed. That’s about all i can do for now. Thanks for holding out.

Umm other than that nothing great has been going on. School is rough, yet only 4 more weeks, hell yeah! Can’t wait to get the hell outta here and make some more cash. I need it. Oh as I mentioned before the site I was doing for my uncle’s company is up, but now I’m working on it. It’s Check back later to see it updated and all the goodies of it.

For this weekend, tomorrow I’m taking Natalie out for our 1st official month together (so happy), kinda a surprise. It’ll be fun. As for the rest of the weekend I gotta help my parents round the house, getting ready to move, as said before, and my bro picked me as his spnosor for his confirmation so on Sunday I gotta go to classes and meetings for that. It’ll be a good weekend, as always.

Ayite I’m outtie again, got a calc Maple project to do, a Physics test to study for and a Phys lab to finish, fuck the shit just never ends! And now I leave you with this…………

Mrs. Montalbano comes to visit her son Anthony for dinner, who lives with a female roommate Natalie. During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty Anthony’s roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious.

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Anthony and his roommate than met the eye. Reading his mom’s thoughts, Anthony volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Natalie and I are just roommates.”

About a week later, Natalie came to Anthony saying, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver sugar bowl. You don’t suppose she took it, do you?”
“Well, I doubt it, but I’ll e-mail her, just to be sure.”

So he sat down and wrote:

Dear Momma,
I’m not saying that you ‘did’ take the sugar bowl from my house, I’m not saying that you ‘did not’ take it. But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Love, Anthony

Several days later, Anthony received a response e-mail from his Momma which read:

Dear Son,
I’m not saying that you ‘do’ sleep with Natalie, and I’m not saying that you ‘do not’ sleep with her. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the sugar bowl by now.
Love, Momma.

Lesson of the day ….. Don’t Lie to Your Mother…especially if she is Italian!

Engagement party and ice skating

Hmm where do I start. School’s been really crazy lately, constant, constant work and shit, and projects that just don’t end!! So far with school all is well, just past the half way point for this semester. Damn it goes by so fast! Just think bout a month from now, we’ll be getting out. I do hope I pass this semester, it looks bright so far, Calc 3’s doing well, Phys is ok(prolly my lowest grade right now), and the rest of the classes are sweet.

This weekend was full of fun. Friday on my way home from KU i stopped by my buddy Ian’s dorm at OU for a bit, caught up a bit with him, then out to Roseville to see how things are going at the dealership. It seems like for the most part its all good, cept they fucked up my newsletter that I published last semester. Damn it! As for later that nite Dejaun and Rachel stopped by for a bit to say whatup. Then later after work Natalie came over and we watched Finding Nemo. As for Saturday, ran errands I had to take care of since I haven’t had time lately, but got a lot taken care of.

I got a new website job. I’m doing a site for my uncle’s company, Picturesque Painting. Woo hoo, its bout time I get a lil more work. I talked with him for a good period of time Saturday afternoon. Then later that nite was my cousin Joann’s engagement party. I love my family, heh so much fun, my grandpa, oh man, his stories are just too funny. He was tellin me bout his Florida trip and how every morn at 7:30am he would walk the beaches with his coffee and this girl would walk by topless, and as he would say “It was niiiiice! Beautiful!” Hehe, only my grandpa, so full of life, love ’em. Oh also that nite Joann and her fiance’ Aaron asked me to stand up in there wedding. I was excited, it’s gonna be a lot of fun! Heh, you gotta hear my cousin, Joannn, I got a few of her songs, she’s sounds so good, she has an awesome voice! Click here to hear one of her songs. You gotta love it, such a great voice.

Sunday was another day, as if ya didn’t know. I helped my parents for half the day preparing the house for sale and the open house. Our new house is getting closer and closer to finish and we hafta sell this one first! Any takers?! Leave me a message for more details! Later that afternoon Natalie and I went ice skating. We had such a good time, love this girl! She’s so much fun. Click here to see pics of us skating

Well thats whats been happenin, I know nothing too crazy, but doing good. I’m happy, just can’t wait to get the fuck done with school, so much craziness, and I need money! Ahh!

P.S. Natalie – Fuck it, just do it……… only live once 😉

Halloween Bash at 230

The halloween bash at our apartment this past weekend was awesome! We all had a lot of fun! Heh, I may have had a lil too much to drink, I wasn’t kinda gone near the end of the nite. I felt really bad tho cuz my girl, Natalie, came up and I was kinda drunk when she got there and I had too much and unfortunately she took care of me in my messed up state. I know it really bothered her and it wasn’t exactly the impression I wanted to leave. Cuz she didn’t exactly have the greatest of time, but as a whole the night was a success for everyone! Lots of fun and craziness. Click here to see the our Halloween Bash at 230

As for Saturday, a beautiful day, just kick ass. It was the Michigan v. Michigan State game and as expected the better football team of the state prevailed. No love to the Spartans on that day, GO BLUE!! Later that day I went home and again I felt bad for what Natalie went through the previous nite so I greeted her at work that nite with a small gift that included a bag of popcorn, slurpee cups (for slurpees later), a DVD, a baby CD of a song we both like, and foot massage lotion (b/c from work and dancing her feet have really been hurting her). So I wanted to show her how much I appreciated her taking care of me Friday nite and so Saturday nite we went to her house, had popcorn and slurpees, watched a movie, and I gave her the best foot massage! (or so I hope I did) Great, great nite.

Sunday morn I drove my baby to work and I spent most of the day just sleeping and watching The Emperor’s New Groove 3 times. Later Nat and I went to her grandma’s to visit then later to Texas Roadhouse for my grandma’s birthday. A much appreciated weekend. As for now I’m back at Kettering and Natalie came and visited me, again (smiling), cuz she was gonna watch our playoff football game, but it got cancelled, so we made the best of the time, heh. This week is going to be hectic, so much going on and so much with school, I live for the weekends and nothing to do on them.

This weekend is my cousin Joann’s engagement party. And on Sunday I’m planning on doing some ice skating. I miss skating and I can’t wait to get back out there. This winter is gonna be kick ass. Life is great, Natalie’s amazing and awesome (still smiling), school’s going quite well, getting more business, things are looking really good, I’m happy where I am right now and what is to come! I’ll B’s back later………………