Archive: March 2004

School coming and myrtle beach trip

I’ve been really busy, as always. Works been really hectic and I’m almost done for this semester, once again. School starts in a week and a half, ugh! My schedule sucks to….class from 8-8 on mondays. School should once again be another interesting 3 months. One thing I will/need to do is start working out again, I’m not really in shape at all and fuckin-A the summer is coming!

As posted in my last entry I got/built a new computer! I love it, everything is working great on it, I love it! Sooo happy!! Last weekend was fun. Natalie and I went with Em upto Pampa’s for bowling with Em’s bro and friends, didn’t bowl all to well, but hey I’m not a bowler. Saturday I stayed in to watch my lil cousins. Then Sunday we celebrated my fathers birthday which was actually on St. Patrick’s Day. Speaking of birthdays, only 10 days til my birthday!! The big 21, ahh! 04/04/04 < --Crazy date eh?! It's a Sunday. Not to far away either. As for this week work is almost done as I had mentioned. Next week is cleaning week and getting ready to go back to school. I gotta lot of work to do in my room b/c by the time I'm done with school I'll be in my new house. Damn its gonna be quite eventful the next few months! The day before my birthday I'm going to the Trapt/Finger Eleven/Smile Empty Soul concert. That'll definitely be kickass! So much to do in so little time! Recently it seems like everyone around me has been going on vacations and well I really haven't left the state since high school. I need to hit some ocean beaches! With this thoughts I, along with my beautiful Natalie have started to plan an amazing trip to Myrtle Beach this summer. I'm so excited. I already go the reservations for the room and set plans to rent a van for the trip. Click here to read and see more about our hotel and things to do. I can’t wait much longer and its so far away!! Just gotta get through 3 months of school and some work and BAM! I’m there, hot sandy beaches, cool frozen daquiri in my hand, ocean in my view, and the most beautiful girl in the world beside me. My dreams only a few months away and I can’t wait much longer til that come true!

So much has been going on and I’ve been trying to get as much done as I can possibly do. I can’t wait for the summer, It’s gonna be so kickass. I am fucking so in love with Natalie and damn well we’re gonna have the best summer this year!! So with that all said thats where I have and where I’ll be in the days to come. I still be writing…but for now….ciao…..

New Computer!!!!

Well this past weekend I built myself a new computer!! Woo Hoo!! I needed it so bad!! I spent the the whole weekend (Sat/Sun) building and modding it. So far must of it is up and running and damn is it ever slick. Below are the specs of the computer.

My computer:
-AMD Athlon 64-bit 3000+ Processor
-MSI K8T Neo Motherboard
-1GB of DDR400 (PC-3200) RAM
-300 GB’s of 7200rpm Hard Drive Space
-ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 9000 AGP Graphics Card
-DVD+/-R/RW 4x Drive
-5 Fans
-Custom Case w/Side ‘X’ Window
-8 USB 2.0 Ports
-Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound
-Blue LED’s and Neon’s
-CoolDrive4 Temperature and Fan Monitor
-Windows XP 64-bit edition
-Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Thats the gist of it all. This computer has so balls! It’s so kick ass I’m so excited bout it. I overclocked the Front-Side Bus from 800mhz to ~830mhz and advanced the chipset, so it’s running great! The case was modded and designed to feature the standard 3pin RCA and S-Video input’s on the front of the case. All drive covers and doors were painted silver to match the case. I took pictures of me building the computer. So below are a few pictures in progress of this beast! No software has yet to be installed, but I’m gonna take my time and get this thing tweaked out to the best I can! So drool over these…..
You want my sexy computer, oh baby!!!

Marisa Cheerleading, Hard Rock…

Well after that past article it’s been quite awhile since I updated my journal about whats been up. Actually not much. Last Saturday I went to my little sister’s first cheerleading competition. She got 7th place, but she shoulda got much better, they did a really good job, especially for only 10 years old. Later Saturday night Natalie and I went with Emily and a buddy, Gino to Andiamo’s then to late night bowling. It was a lot of fun, had a good time. Pooptastic! Sunday went to Natalie’s grandma’s for dinner, then later I went back to my house to see my grandparents whom have been on vacation for the past month or so in Aruba. Overall, good weekend.

Monday night Natalie and I went out to see 50 First Dates with Brian and his date Danielle. Good good movie, really good, as always Adam Sandler is great. For the rest of the week working, busy a lil here and there, but mostly blah. Yesterday I had the day off and later last night I went with Natalie’s family to the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit. Had a good day yesterday. I’m working on getting my car fixed after last week’s Canada trip. Fuckin-A. Well nothing too new has been going on, school’s coming back again in a few more weeks, ughh, 21st birthday only 3 weeks away. Hmmm…

Some other thoughts..

In the next month is a whole sleu of good concerts that I wanna attend, but prolly won’t.
March 23rd Hoobastank w/Lostprophets
March 28th The Darkness (working on tickets)
April 3rd Trapt, Finger Eleven, Smile Empty Soul (already have tickets)
April 13th Switchfoot
April 14th Story of the Year
April 20th Yellowcard

Then for August 15th, its the Warped Tour with 50 or so bands, so just a few lil things to look forward to in the not so distant future.

Oh, oh, as of this past Sunday our house is sold. Only 60 days or less in our house and we’ll be moving, crazy, eh? So thats some big news, kinda forgot bout that. Our new house is getting closer to done too. It looks sweet, I’ll post some pics when I get some. For this weekend no definite plans have been made yet, just gonna go with the flow of it. Work has been much of nothing today. I made a CD last nite of all popular 70’s, 80’s, and early 90’s songs, oh man good shit, Flock of Seagulls, Billy Idol, Styx, Meatloaf, Heart, Belinda Carlisle, REM, Whitesnake, Tom Petty, Jefferson Starship, New Order, Bangles, Cindy Lauper, Blondie, Berlin, Bad Company. the list could go on and on, wow, just thinkn bout the past now. Sometimes wish I could go back to those days where nothing was a worry and every day was just as fun and long as the last. Those were the good ol days. Shit 3 weeks and I’m 21 and from what I’ve heard it’s all done hill from there, whoopy. I’m excited though about the future, so much is gonna happen. The summer is coming up and a few possible plans have been thrown up in the air.

Ayite, thats the gist of it all right now, it’s Friday and fuck, I’m ready to get outtie already. Gone……..

Same sex Marriage, or call it what you will

So much has happened lately with the whole “same sex” marriages….I dunno, but I think its kinda becoming media thing, moreover than anything else. When I look at this picture above I honestly think this lil girl has notta damn clue what’s going on. If you look back to the old testament in the bible it clearly quotes what marriage is:

Genesis 2:23-24 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man,”
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother,
and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said,
“I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing;
with pain you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”

The joining of man and woman which from what I understand is the physical differences the sexes. See there is a difference between sex and gender, where as sex is what you’re physically born with, while gender is male or female, masculine or feminine. I do believe you can be a man and be more feminine than masculine, yes. But as exerpted from the bible it mentions man and woman. So I really don’t think that the marriage of same sex follows through under church.

Now if you were married, if thats what you may call it under something else, than do as you please. I’m not at all homophobic or against it. I don’t agree with it, but it’s not my business what you do with your life. I think many of these same sex couples are doing it because it’s civilly disobedient to them, thinking they can change how the church follows.

Now I do believe in civil disobedience and the thoughts of Henry David Thoreau, but I don’t think that same sex marriages and the struggle to amend them in the church is appropriate. I myself being of Catholic belief, I do believe in the bible and what it has to say and if these same sex couples want to believe in it to then they can’t expect that they can change over 2000 years of script to include there beliefs. I dunno if all this makes sense to you as I was hoping it to come out as, but those are my thoughts not yours. Please give me some feedback, I’m curious what peoples thoughts are on this topic and whether you disagree or agree with me. Its very controversial, I see…..

Crazy ass weekend, hockey and the CA

Work was work last week, but wednesday was a beautiful day! I got my 72pin connectors in the mail from an ebay auction and I rebuilt my original NES system and played it and have been playin it much lately. I’m so happy, I miss the old games, Contra, Captain Skyhawk, Mario 3, Marble Madness, Kung Fu, Excite Bike, Astaynax, Blades of Steel, its great! I feel young again!

As for friday evening I took my ma to Natalie’s house for a jewelry party as I played my Nintendo most of the nite with her brother and cousin. Later that night was the much anticipated hockey at Troy Sports Center. Again I rent out the rink from 12-2am and we played, it was quite fun, except the conclusion of the night. Apparently one of Natalie’s cousin brought a really expensive hockey stick ($200+) and well at the end of the night it was missing. I never expected it to become such the problem as it is now. Nat’s aunt got really upset about it and was accusing my friends of stealing it, but I trust my friends and I know they’d never do something like that, especially a junior stick they can’t even use. I dunno it’s now become this big thing and I wish I could just end it and make it go away. Fuckin A!

Saturday was of a much lighter note, kinda. Natalie and I went over her cousin’s house to babysit her new lil cousin, Ethan, of 4 weeks. Such a cute lil cute. He end up falling asleep on my stomach and slept there for a few hours. Gotta love the lil ones.

Later Saturday night things just got nuts! See we were all going to Canada for Rachel’s 19th birthday and oh man did that have a million and 1 problems. First off we needed a hotel or somewhere to stay that night in the CA, but no one took any initiative to make the plans or look around, so again, I was stuck planning it and charge more dough to the credit card. So ok we got the hotel rooms, now we just gotta drive to the rooms, check in, and then off to the bar, easy right? WRONG! Coming through the tunnel Rachel calls me and tells me to hold up and wait for her, so first instint was to pull over as soon as I got out of the tunnel, not a good idea. When I get up to customs they were questioning me like whoa and then made me take my car in and have it strip searched. So yeah that goes on and Rachel and her crew go right into downtown Windsor and didn’t go through the currency exchange. So now time later they had to go through the currency exchange and that was more of confusion. Ayite then now lets just get to the damn hotel! So we’re starting to drive there and well I get a call from Ron and Jason and they’re lost in downtown, so I tried to direct them to me, but it just wasn’t happening. So I told them to wait at the Casino and we were gonna goto the hotel and meet em at the bar. So we check in to the hotel and get to the bar. As we’re walking upto the bar, whatya know not everyone has their IDs. So yeah, back to the hotel to get the ID. Now pushing midnight easy we make our way into the bar, damn did I need a drink by now. Once in the bar it was much better and I had a good time. But leaving the bar and going back to the parking lot I seen my car and well FUCK! Someone punched off my driver side mirror, beautiful eh? Can this night get any better? OH man! So back to the hotel and we decide to order some pizza, that was a bitch. I just bout done taking responsibility and control for to many people at once, it just give me headaches.

Sunday morn we drove home and man did it feel good to just flop on my bed for a lil bit and do absolutely nothing. Later that evening I went and visited Natalie at work and helped her out a bit b/c they were really busy and swamped. After that, had dinner at my house, and then over her house to do her homework.

Now I’m back here at the dealership in my office, taking it easy. I just wanna go home and do nothing tonight. Hot Damn. Wrote a fun new program Friday and today for lease payment calculations. It’s web-enabled too. I’m sure it’s useless to the rest of you, but if you wanna check it out click here. I’m proud of myself, lease calculation isn’t easy and I got it to work, woo hoo! So yeah a lot has happened last time I wrote, but now I’m outtie once again, time to waste 2.5 more hours of work and get the fuck home. Later……….

P.S. Your fucking awesome babe, right here, right now, no one’s watching…