Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Who Are You?

Who are you?...

Yes, you...

Yes, you reading this right now...

Who Are you?

I ask because I have no idea who it is reading this thing from day to day. I know about 4 or 5 people that I have spoken to about the blog and about the fact that they do read it. Yet, as of this post I have 1900 unique visits, 2605 page views and not a single idea who it is that actually knows about it. It's not really that I care about who reads it, or who knows about it; Hell, if you know me and my email address there are plenty of roads that could have led you here.

So basically the point that I'm trying to get across is: If I know you ,or I guess even if I don't, let me know who the hell you are. You don't have to have a blog to comment to any of this and it would be cool to know who's reading it.

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(PS - Geoff and Jennine's Misadventure is being written up for a second time... don't ask)

Monday, July 25, 2005

Mental Vomit

After months of having no inner monologue, months of not listening to what my mind and body have been telling me, I finally think I'm nearing a breaking point. I've been doing so much that I have barely had a moment to sit and reflect on what exactly has been going on and how it has been affecting me physically and mentally. This has been one of the main reasons for the lack of updating this blog or maybe just updating with any sense of purpose. I've just been so caught up in wanting to be around certain people and wanting to spend as much time doing the things that make me happy. I almost lost sight of how completely amazing it is to curl up and read, write or watch a good film. I am exhausted.

I have started to write "Geoff and Jennine's Great Misadventure," but I have barely been home to finish it. Hopefully when I wake up tomorrow I'll be relaxed and rejuvenated enough to start thinking straight.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Quote Of The Day

"I don't have a drinking problem. I drink. I get drunk. I fall down, no problem." ~ Anonymous

... I don't think my ankle would agree with me.

(Tomorrow: The great misadventure)

Monday, July 18, 2005

Here Today. Gone Tomorrow

So I went up to Whistler a couple of days ago for no reason other than to see friends and party for the weekend. Cold beer, fresh air, blue sky's, the wonderful aroma of food on the bbq, loud music and good company. It was hilarious from start to finish and upon returning home with a $100 D.I.P ticket, I've been sleeping or wishing I was sleeping the entire time.

Tomorrow it's right back to the grindstone, I'm off to Galliano for anywhere from 1-7 days. I don't know what we are doing, I don't know who all is going and I don't know where we are staying. Hell, I don't even know when we are leaving, except its sometime between the first and last ferry tomorrow. I'm writing this since I don't know if my cell will work, and I'm 99.9% sure I won't have computer access, and thus, will be unable to contact anyone until I get back.

So, Arrivederci...

Friday, July 15, 2005

Warped Tour '05

I figured I might as well write up a recap of the festival. I don't usually go to these sorts of things, but a friend of mine spoke my language and that language was "Free".

1:15 - We get there and start to mozy through the seemingly endless amount of kids with haircuts from, what looks like, the same drunk guy with scissors.

1:30 - Avenged Sevenfold: Only caught the last two songs, but they seemed alright from what little I saw.

1:45 - We find out that there is no beer garden. This starts two hours of bitching about anything possible. Warped Tour sucks.

2:30 - After walking around, seeing the sights and still bitching about the lack of beer, we get some food and sit in the sun.

3:00 - The Matches: One of only two bands that I actually wanted to go out of my way to see. Tara had spoken so highly of them for so long that I expected to be fully let down. Couldn't be further from the truth. No other word than amazing could sum up the concert. I owe Tara.

3:30 - Meet up with Michelle from Portland. Catch up for a bit and then we go our separate ways.

4:00 - Gym Class Heroes: One of the pleasant surprises of the day. A Rap BAND that was actually smart, articulate, funny and conscious.

5:00 - Matchbook Romance: I was always ho-hum about these guys, but they put on a great show. Shawn from The Matches came out to sing on the final song, the crowd was crazy.

5:30 - decide to walk around and kill time until Jennine's friends band plays at six. Run into an old friend. Realized why we don't talk anymore. Asshole.

6:00 - Remember August - They won a spot on the bill, they played the smallest stage and had one of the smallest crowds. I had very low expectations, but they rocked. I was extremely surprised and think that if these kids keep at it, they might just go somewhere.

6:30 - Alexisonfire: I have never really liked these guys. I'd see their videos and change the channel, but they put on one of the better 4 shows of the day. Very good show and very good crowd.

7:00 - Billy Talent : They sucked. Bad. So bad in fact that we left, and went and sat in the bleachers to take a rest.

8:00 - The Transplants: The only other band that I WANTED to see. They had one of the biggest crowds of the day and didn't disappoint at all. Near perfect performance. Travis Barker is a man among boys.

8:30 - My Chemical Romance: Another big surprise. I had only heard a couple of their songs before and expected to be unimpressed, almost simply for the fact that their core audience are teenage emo-losers. They rocked it out though. I hate to admit it, but I am a fan now.

(Sorry about the lack of detail for the shows, but I didn't want this to take 20 minutes to read, plus I'm bored).

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Don't Be THAT Guy

While walking and pushing my way through the crowds of the Van's Warped Tour, I noticed that 50% of the people there were wearing the shirts of bands that were playing that day. Don't do that, Don't be THAT guy! Unless of course the band playing is Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd or Metallica it is just unacceptable. Go ahead and buy a shirt of the band your seeing, but I implore you, don't be THAT guy.

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(if you don't get this, watch PCU)

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Dear Customer Service

Dear Customer Service,

Oh how I loathe you. I want nothing more than to love you, but you treat me as if I'm a Brazilian transexual with a scorching case of the clap. I came to see you today because my camera needed some fixing which can't be done around here. I know I haven't been around for a while and maybe I should have called more, but what's with all the hostility and lack of service?

Why must I wait in line for 20 minutes when there is but one person in front of me? Are you on a never ending coffee break or a search for the right catalog number? Are you trying to be more like your big brother the DMV? I brought the receipts and I even called ahead, isn't that enough!?! What else do you want from me?

Please, oh please, I hope things can change. I have to come back and see you in 2-6 weeks to pick up my camera. I know this time was rough and we both said some things we didn't mean, but I can change if you can.

Monday, July 04, 2005


Since I have been away from a computer for about 4 or 5 days now, I have yet to wish my country a Happy Birthday. So today, on our neighbor to the south's independence day, I wish everyone the best. If you didn't find yourself in front of a BBQ with a beer on Friday or Saturday, you damn well better today.

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