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i’m gonna get real loaded make a bomb and then explode it

December 26, 2006

hey man

i’m just chilling out here. I have had a pretty long day. christmas went swimmingly. i got a new bike helmet and it’s better than the old broken one, some clothes, and some money.

The first trip of the day was to the mom’s mom’s house. That was an alright time. We were pretty late because dad had to drive nana to over to a meetup point where she was picked up by uncle luke. We got there about 10 minutes before dinner 1, and weren’t even the last people to get there. The food was alright though.

I did make a giant mistake, that’s probably going to make somebody sad. Grandma always gives people in our generation a card with some money in it. Well, I took the money out, and put it in my pocket. Then, i put the card back in the envelope, and put it on the table. I ended up walking away from it, and in the end forgot all about it, and left without it I’m hoping grandma doesn’t get upset if she finds the card there without the money. I’ll probably call her tomorrow to cover my bases.

Trip two was to uncle Luke’s house all the way in Davidson. So, we all drove there, and chilled out for a while. He gave me a shirt that was two sizes too big for me, and a blockbuster gift certificate for $20. I don’t know what i can get at blockbuster, but i’ll stop by there next time I’m in the area. Anyway, the stay there was spent watching tv, eating a little food, using luke’s exercise bike, and playing poker with the other side of the mess. Their side does have some good points, but the chain smoking stained my new shirt with this terrible stench.

After several hours of their house, we left with nana. There wasn’t any snow outside, but it was raining, and that made expressway driving extra fun. Dad almost ran into a couple of people, but we made it out okay. The car argued with nana about republicans vs. democrats for a little while, and then we all got back home safely.

At home, we setup the phone i bought them. It has three handsets, so we all get a phone. It has all kinds of wacky features, and yeah, that’s pretty cool.

I really think we should replace all this commercial bullshit with boxing day. I’m not a fan of religion, but it seems kind of bad to run over some people’s religious beliefs with all this ridiculous commercial shit.

There’s my post. See you later

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to a better place out in outer space

November 15, 2006

Evening Gents,
on sunday night i didn’t really want to sleep so i didn’t

then monday i lounged around, and did laundry

around 4 i got an idea to go out biking, i was thinking “push the limit” for some reason.

so i put on some very thick gloves since it was very cold outside, and i also put on a winter coat, and some pants, and my winter hat under my helmet, and I went out biking for a while. When i started biking, i noticed two things: one, my brakes were tighter, much more sensitive to the touch. Two, i couldn’t really feel anything with these gloves on.

I biked for a very long time, about 13 miles, and on this dirt road, it was unusually bumpy, so i turned off the compression in my shock to help keep everything stable during the ride, and that worked out for a while.

Then i was on a regular sidewalk in town, when I got a ridiculous idea to turn compression in my shock back on. So, i sort of leaned over so i could slide the little gauge off, but i had forgotten that the compression off, so i immediately dipped when i leaned onto the handlebars, and then because i wasn’t completely aware, i accidentally applied full pressure to the front brake.

That sent me straight over the handlebars, and my bike over me. I naturally went straight to the ground, and didn’t feel any immediate pain. When i moved over, my elbow hurt a little, and so did my wrist. Apparently i rolled into the crash, and managed to not damage my face. I did hurt my abs, and my elbow, though it’s nothing serious.

When I got up, i was covered in flowers, and my bike was upside down, rear tire in this bucket of flowers, completely backwards. I didn’t feel bad, i looked over at the people in traffic, stopped at a stoplight, and one women smiled at me. I smiled back, and things were pretty cool.

I picked the bike up, and the little thing that my computer mounts on had snapped in half. I managed to fix that when i got back home. That’s about it.

No noticeable damage was done to the bike. I didn’t ride today because my abs still hurt, and it got dark too quickly. That’s about it.

Have a nice day, people.

week of the dragon

November 5, 2006

Evening folks,

I’ve been busy this week. Here is what i did this week

Monday
passed out candy for halloween

Tuesday
Didn’t sleep monday night, stayed up all day waiting for fedex to come. Fedex came at 5pm, long after ups, DHL, and even the USPS. They gave me my camera, i messed around with it, and then at 7 dad got home with my bike. Trek turned out to be awesome awesome, and they upgraded me to an 2007 8000 frame, up from my 2005 6700 frame. Here’s a picture of the new bike: http://a.photos.cx/bikenew-b3c.jpg . Also, my new camera came. It’s a nikon n80. I bought it from Ankit who owns cernax hosting, and he threw in a whole bunch of extra stuff, including a 75 – 210mm sigma lens, a bag, 5 rolls of kodak film, and all kinds of other, super-awesome stuff. Here’s a photo of the camera: http://a.photos.cx/nikon002-424.jpg. I woke up with a zit, and it was swollen. I tried popping it, but nothing came of it.

Wednesday
went out on bike. Did 14 miles. Zit is the same size

Thursday
Zit has swollen up a little

Friday
Some terrible misinformed person tells me that putting a heating pad on the swollen zit will loosen things up. I stupidly follow their advice

Saturday
Face is balooned up greatly. It’s hard to see out of my left eye. Person changes their mind, and remembers that heat makes things swell up more, and it’s ice that makes things swell down. I still ride 6 miles that day. Later that night, I tare open the zit, and squeeze out this ridiculously full peice of puss. After that, I bleed for a while, but I do manage to get a lot of bad stuff out of my face.

And now we’re at Sunday. I finished my first wheel of film. I’ll be taking it to the local professional darkroom for development later this week. I talked with their head technician, and they say they can do all kinds of stuff, like scan extremely high quality, 20+MB tiffs for me, and print large, canvas-quality images. The name of the place is “Oxford one hour photo”. Hopefully they’ll do a good job.

Bir Yagmur Masali

October 8, 2006

Evening folks,

Started regular biking again, this week. Have rode about 50 miles since monday.

Put in an application at the local rite-aid. They’ll probably hire me. It’ll be good to have money.

Current weight is 218. Subtract that from 285, I’ve lost 67 pounds.

3 miles into today’s trip, i stopped by the local rite aid and bought 2 cans of red bull. I drank both of them outside the store, and continued on my ride. Then 3 miles later, I stopped at a wallgreens, and bought a 16 ounce can of monster. I drank that outside the store, and continued on my way, more hyped up than ever. Then as I was going up this hill, my speed dropped from 23mph to 13mph. Then at the top of the hill, my energy picked back up, and i got going back around 21mph, and I did that all the way back home. At home, I wasn’t hungry at all, until I realized it was 9:00pm, and I still hadn’t ate dinner. At this point, I hadn’t eaten anything all day, but i wasn’t hungry at all. I had the pizza though, and things were good.

I performed a study on myself this week to prove that clean and clear continuous control cleanser does develop a dependency on it’s own. On friday, I washed my stomach with it, the only part of my body to never ever have acne. I washed with it both friday night, and saturday night, then discontinued use on my stomach after that. Then, I did actually get two zits on my stomach on wednesday, after not using the wash on my stomach with it sunday, monday, and tuesday. So, a big fuck you goes out to the folks at clean and clear for making a product that requires you use it continually after two single uses.

That’s all I have to say. Goodbye.

today

September 25, 2006

Went out on the bike around 5:30pm. At the now leaving oxford sign my ankle started bothering me. So, i got off, and tried to make it stop hurting. then some guy passed me, and I decided I would get ahead of him, despite him being almost 100 feet ahead of me.

So, i got back on the bike, and rode for a while, keeping an eye on him. I finally got past him in lake orion, right by KFC. Then I rode out past kmart, eventually losing him.

On the way back, i stopped by the cousins’ house to see what they were up to. Turns out my cousin is getting married after dating his girlfriend for almost 5 years. She actually moved here from south africa, and they met in college. They gave me advice about a car I’m looking at, a 2006 Ford that’s priced at $14,000. I don’t remember what the model is, but it looks cool, so I’m probably going to go get a job so I can make enough money for it.

That’s about it. Farewell, people.

today

September 25, 2006

Went out on the bike around 5:30pm. At the now leaving oxford sign my ankle started bothering me. So, i got off, and tried to make it stop hurting. then some guy passed me, and I decided I would get ahead of him, despite him being almost 100 feet ahead of me.

So, i got back on the bike, and rode for a while, keeping an eye on him. I finally got past him in lake orion, right by KFC. Then I rode out past kmart, eventually losing him.

On the way back, i stopped by the cousins’ house to see what they were up to. Turns out my cousin is getting married after dating his girlfriend for almost 5 years. She actually moved here from south africa, and they met in college. They gave me advice about a car I’m looking at, a 2006 Ford that’s priced at $14,000. I don’t remember what the model is, but it looks cool, so I’m probably going to go get a job so I can make enough money for it.

That’s about it. Farewell, people.

since last time

September 22, 2006

A few weeks ago, I got the wild idea to learn to drive. Why? Well, winter’s coming up, and I don’t think I’ll be able to bike around to pretty picture places when there is 4 feet of snow outside. Also, I don’t think i’ll make it far in life without a car.

So, I dug out my “what every driver must know” book, and studied for my permit for a while. The original plan was to read it for 3 days, then take the test, but a lot of things happend, and I can’t quite remember what happend, but i decided i wouldn’t bike 35 miles to pontiac to get a permit, so I got a parent to drive me there.

Skip ahead to last tuesday. I’d studied for a while, and we went out to clarkston to get the permit. I went through the 50 question test, and managed to only miss 6 of the questions. It turns out, most of the test questions were not covered in the book, but only 10 of them. I did pass though. So, now I can drive.

Today I put the permit to use, and drove for the first time in many years. I’m not so good at it right now, but I’m not completely terrible.

In other news, i’m 219 pounds. That’s about 64 pounds less than when I started.

I’ve been listening to the band “Hickey” a lot lately. They’re not around anymore, but they were damn entertaining.

They’re finishing the bridge at the pollyann trail this week. It took them a long time do that.

The trouble with biking in the fall / early winter is that you have to wear pants. In recent years, I’ve had big problems with my pants getting caught, and torn by my front crank. Ripping pants every time you ride is no fun. But, I have a plan. I got this little velcrow thing that goes around my ankle, that will prevent my pants from getting snagged.

Another problem with pants is pretty much all of the ones i have are too big. It seems losing all this weight has caused my pants to fall down any time i wear them without a belt. But then there’s my belts. I’m on my 4th and final rung on all my belts. So, if I lose any more weight, I’m going to have to either make a new hole in the belts, buy new belts, or buy new pants. That really isn’t so good, because with saving money for a car, and wanting to buy fancy electronics that make me look talented, I have barely any money. So, what am I supposed to do? Does anybody out there want to sponsor me? What about work? I know things about servers, mainly freebsd, and linux systems. I also know about apache, bind, mysql, and a whole bunch of other things. If you want to give me money, just contact me, and things will be worked out.

That’s all I have for this week. Have a good life.

since last time

September 22, 2006

A few weeks ago, I got the wild idea to learn to drive. Why? Well, winter’s coming up, and I don’t think I’ll be able to bike around to pretty picture places when there is 4 feet of snow outside. Also, I don’t think i’ll make it far in life without a car.

So, I dug out my “what every driver must know” book, and studied for my permit for a while. The original plan was to read it for 3 days, then take the test, but a lot of things happend, and I can’t quite remember what happend, but i decided i wouldn’t bike 35 miles to pontiac to get a permit, so I got a parent to drive me there.

Skip ahead to last tuesday. I’d studied for a while, and we went out to clarkston to get the permit. I went through the 50 question test, and managed to only miss 6 of the questions. It turns out, most of the test questions were not covered in the book, but only 10 of them. I did pass though. So, now I can drive.

Today I put the permit to use, and drove for the first time in many years. I’m not so good at it right now, but I’m not completely terrible.

In other news, i’m 219 pounds. That’s about 64 pounds less than when I started.

I’ve been listening to the band “Hickey” a lot lately. They’re not around anymore, but they were damn entertaining.

They’re finishing the bridge at the pollyann trail this week. It took them a long time do that.

The trouble with biking in the fall / early winter is that you have to wear pants. In recent years, I’ve had big problems with my pants getting caught, and torn by my front crank. Ripping pants every time you ride is no fun. But, I have a plan. I got this little velcrow thing that goes around my ankle, that will prevent my pants from getting snagged.

Another problem with pants is pretty much all of the ones i have are too big. It seems losing all this weight has caused my pants to fall down any time i wear them without a belt. But then there’s my belts. I’m on my 4th and final rung on all my belts. So, if I lose any more weight, I’m going to have to either make a new hole in the belts, buy new belts, or buy new pants. That really isn’t so good, because with saving money for a car, and wanting to buy fancy electronics that make me look talented, I have barely any money. So, what am I supposed to do? Does anybody out there want to sponsor me? What about work? I know things about servers, mainly freebsd, and linux systems. I also know about apache, bind, mysql, and a whole bunch of other things. If you want to give me money, just contact me, and things will be worked out.

That’s all I have for this week. Have a good life.

so that’s who that was

September 17, 2006

Thursday or Friday or Wednesday, I rode my bike into lake orion, and as I passed this one building, Many people were standing outside, waiting to get in.

Then on my way back past that building, i heard some girl yell “hey mikey!”. I gave the unknown person a wave, and continued only knowing what one of her left leg looked like.

As I continued past, I wondered who that person was, and actually considered turning around to see the person, but i didn’t.

Several days passed, and I went back on my same trip back through lake orion, and this time i noted the name of the building, “the keep coming back club”. When I got home, I got on the internet, and looked up the name of the place, and it turns out it’s actually a narcotics anonymous / alcoholics anonymous place.

I have an OK idea of who the person was, but I think i’ll ride through lake orion every day this week, to see if the person yells me out of the road again, then I’ll stop and talk with that person in order to figure out who they are.

so that’s who that was

September 17, 2006

Thursday or Friday or Wednesday, I rode my bike into lake orion, and as I passed this one building, Many people were standing outside, waiting to get in.

Then on my way back past that building, i heard some girl yell “hey mikey!”. I gave the unknown person a wave, and continued only knowing what one of her left leg looked like.

As I continued past, I wondered who that person was, and actually considered turning around to see the person, but i didn’t.

Several days passed, and I went back on my same trip back through lake orion, and this time i noted the name of the building, “the keep coming back club”. When I got home, I got on the internet, and looked up the name of the place, and it turns out it’s actually a narcotics anonymous / alcoholics anonymous place.

I have an OK idea of who the person was, but I think i’ll ride through lake orion every day this week, to see if the person yells me out of the road again, then I’ll stop and talk with that person in order to figure out who they are.