Tuesday, December 28, 2010

life's been amazing these past two weeks..

perhaps just as awesome as the first two weeks of december.

took my data communications final, and got a good grade. had a wonderful dinner date thursday. it snowed and caused my marketing final to be on saturday, saw abacabb at the beach with travis after having a rad day. came home and took my final the next morning. went xmas shopping and saw abacabb at hat factory later in the evening.

SUN FEB 20 (2005)
7PM @ MB'S 

I can remember this shit like it was yesterday, first time seeing this band and they open up with 21 gun salute and brought a light show inside tiny fucking michael bob's. that shit blew me away...and then i got to see loss of reason, mbe and folly best shit, AND SAW THE RED DEATH AND FASSW THE NEXT NIGHT? WHY CANT METALCORE BE THIS AWESOME ANYMORE?...that's right evan, because all your favorite bands keep breaking up and it's not 2005-2007 anymore.

Their final show in RVA


so for the second night in a row I saw two songs from IA1962 then saw abacabb. it was nice to see so many familiar faces at the beach show, but the richmond show was a better performance all around. same setlist, more energetic/louder and more kids into it. hit my best headwalk in three years easily (not saying much) during regression, maybe seeing huskey at the beach show had something to do with hitting that long walk.

work sucked the next two days and then i took my last final at the last possible final slot (tuesday at 1pm), shit sucked. studied all that morning with ashley after coffee then went to target for some more quick shopping afterwords...kevin and i exchanged gifts and i napped hard for a bit.

later in the evening was wonderful, i wonder how lucky of a guy am i to have a cute girl make me such an amazing meal? most amazing dinner in a minute, had a fun night out and chilled hard after.

an amazing start to my next day and then a long shift at work.

thursday at work was amazing, came home and gave cat and kdog their xmas gifts...they were stoked. chilled for a bit then took ashley back to vb when she got off work. arrived in creek and did it up with the neighbors, you already know

xmas eve, nathan, adrian, cat and i hung out all day and then had dinner with the rents, dinner was a lot of fun and magically delicious. cat left to go hang with her dad and we continued to chill before tyler hit me up to hangout. hadn't seen that fool since last xmas eve, hungout and caught up then he went to his dads.

xmas day was incredible. woke up and did xmas with the family. dad was ssoooo stoked on the winter classic tickets. i got a new jacket, i love the fuck out of this thing. some giftcards, the normal black sweater and pair of boxers from grandma, a wings calendar, some reese's peanut butter cups and some cash. hungout for a while and said merry xmas to the vastano brothers. then went out to say hey to kelsie for a minute, it was way sweet to see her and catch up for a while. saw her mom, her newly wed sister sharla, boagie, avalanche, that ungodly soft orange cat who's name escapes me and that huge great dane that did NOT like me. came back through the peake to the creek to scoop travis. made a delicious ham biscuit with potato salad, that house is always good for ham. maynard's cooking is always on point, no matter who's cooking. driving back to richmond is when the snow first started falling. got back in a timely fashion and expected not to be going to work the next day due to the snow. chilled with kdiggity for a bit then went home.

had work all day sunday and had a crazy busy shift after treydog had sent home zac and alex before it got crazy. we recovered nicely and i got sent home an hour early. chilled with sam, travis and nick over at dudestorm and looked at black men magazine's holiday gift issue. holy hell do i love beautiful black women, watched some movie with michael cera that's based off a comic. it took a while for me to look past michael cera playing another awkward guitar playing indie kid, but when i did i enjoyed the movie.

i need to get more accomplished today before work, and i can't wait till i get off later. i feel like i haven't seen you in forever.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

back on my grind

Got an 80 on that test last Tuesday, 90 after corrections. Started my project for Stats that was due Thursday mad late Tuesday. Worked all day at the cafe Wednesday and then completed the rest of my project. Got done with it 3am Thursday and then turned it in with a celebration dance around 9am. Had girltalk with Sarah Bennett over Panda Garden. Thursday night went to West Point with Cait and dropped off Rollins (he's getting so big). Ate another dinner, shit ruled soooo hard. Raged with Q-money and Cait before bed.

Friday got up and drove to Philadelphia in under 4 hours (that's never fucking happened), got there and chilled for a bit before going out and doing whatever. Beat Nathan in chess, and then lost to Adrian. Had Chinese for dinner, then some delicious ice cream. Adrian and Cait rescued a turtle from the fish market and set it up in the tank in the living room. Woke up and went to the punk rock flea market, shit was huge and legit. Picked up a Christmas gift (I still have so much shopping to do!) then came back and got pizza before going to the hockey game.

We arrived a little late and missed two of the five goals, the wings won 4-1 over the devils. I enjoyed this trip though more than the one last year at Madison Square Garden though, not taking away from that excursion but the lighting of the Prudential Center was so legit and the arena was amazing looking because of it. Saw Jonathan Ericsson lose a fight and almost saw Kronwall layout a devil. Saw Zetterberg and Datsyuk score as well.

The drive back from Philly look 6 hours and was filled with accidents on 95S.

Yesterday I worked and then studied for my final that I took at 1pm today and it seemed to go over pretty well.

Finals Friday at 8am (marketing) and then Tuesday at 1pm (organizational behavior)

Monday, December 6, 2010

iz muh burfday

thanks for the birthday wishes guys.

im officially 22, that's not so much of an odd feeling as i thought it'd be. i feel as though this past year has flown by all too fast, being caught up in over-productive schedules and studying for this certification has just made me a few times remember "oh yeah, i'm 21 now."

being that it was my birthday i felt the urge to try to make it last all weekend, although it was today.

my party friday was all i could have asked for: my sisters, alley and sarah, and my brother and his lady traveled to hangout. everyone looked awesome, and a lot of people came out that i haven't seen in a minute due to me being too busy all the time. it was awesome and it meant a lot that everyone came out, so if you did. thanks a bunch.

big ups to:
- dudestorm for letting me have the shinanigan
- theresa, hilary, sarah bennett and carlos for all the baked goods.
- niki chen, travis, joe, dylan, emily, cescile and nathan for the gifts
- anyone who drove to hangout
- everyone who came and everyone who dressed up

saturday was filled with a five and a half hour shift then a long afternoon nap, chilled and then worked all day sunday before the season finale of walking dead.

which, eh...ending kinda let me down but we'll see how it transitions into next season.

chilled with q-money at midnight till 2am playing halo 2, shit ruled so hard. went to class and then relaxed for a second before grabbing cait for lunch and seeing jason at river city. dropped her off and then got panda garden takeout for dinner before chilling with catherine before we parted ways down main street. met up with jeremy for the wings game, travis and nick stopped by to say hey and the wings eventually lost 5-2.

lets hope that doesn't happen saturday in new jersey, so stoked for that game.

but until then i'm back on my hectic as fuck schedule status till then, it would have been so much easier had i just kept up with my stats project all semester.

test at 2pm tuesday, have to complete a good chunk tomorrow, work all day wednesday and library that night to turn in my project by 2pm thursday.

again, if i saw you at all this weekend/today thanks for making this weekend amazing.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

oy vei

so tuesday i took my certification test, i passed the first test, but not the second. what sucks the most honestly won't be having to fork out another $160 (although that does suck) for that particular test but that i was expecting to be said and done with the shit by now. and since im busy as fuck up until exams that'll be something else to throw in there as well.

luckily my exam week is pretty spread out with a handful of abacabb final shows that weekend. i hope they play at least one older song. i do enjoy the survivalist album, but i'd like to kill a few kids during 21 gun salute, or at the very least hear multiple stab wounds one more time.

Girltalk with SB tomorrow, stoked. Waking up early for breakfast, meh...it's apparently important if it calls for GT over breakfast. As well, I'm stoked for tomorrow night.

Shit to do before next Thursday and leaving for Philly:

Get Marketing notes from Tyler
Stats homework and Project
Get up with Shauntriva to finish her project, corrections and test

Wow, nevermind, That's not as much as I thought it'd be, school related at least. However I'd like to maybe take my retake test next week? But I'm not sure how it'll pan out, may have to take it Monday the 13th or Wednesday the 15th..

I love that I've managed to turn my online journal into another organizational tool. Yep, this is how OCD and boring I can be.

Can't wait for tomorrow night, Philly and NJ next weekend and Christmas.