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Lucky Day

So I started the day usual enough–slow wakeup on a day off. Met Zach and Chris at Ru Sans for lunch around 12 or 12:30, can’t quite remember exactly–not that it matters anyway. Zach had brought a few of his high school cronies that I was to make acquaintance to, but The Edge was nowhere to be found. Turns out that Loser Stoner Boy (Zach) forgot to mention the spring break outing to young Eric. Well, it turns out that he couldn’t make it anyway, so we partook of sushi grudgingly without him.

I got a phone call while eating lunch, and, for some reason or other, answered it. It was Melissa from Z93 calling to tell me that I had won tickets to see Bob Dylan at the Tabernacle next week. You see, last weekend, Diana (Nadia’s roommate) and I went to the Dogwood Festival downtown since Nadia had left for the Caribbean and Joe, her boyfriend, had to work. Just for shits and giggles, we both entered the contest. Couldn’t hurt, could it? So I won, and, it was, without saying, fucking awesome!

So, after lunch, Chris, Zach, Zach’s friend (can’t remember her name), and I head to the station to pick up my tickets. Chris asked about internships and was directed to call back next week sometime. I’ll hafta see what pans out from that; perhaps he and I both could get on over there.

Well, since we were already on the North Side, we decided to grab some beignets at Crescent City. Just after ordering, I get another call, this time from Sarah (at Borders), saying that I was supposed to be in at 3:00. It was 3:22. Turns out my day off is tomorrow. So, we get our beignets, eat quickly, and head back toward Kennesaw. While eating, I get yet ANOTHER phone call–from Diana:

“Hello!”
“Hey you, guess what!”
“What?”
“You know those Bob Dylan tickets we registered to win?”
“Yeah?”
“I just won!”
“Holy shit! I just won them, too!”
“Omigod! Really?”
“Yeah, just picked ’em up….”

Uncanny.

So we eat and get back on the road. Traffic was atrocious, but it coulda been worse–a tractor-trailer truck jackknifed just a mile or so behind us blocking all northbound traffic.

So I drop everybody off back at their cars, and head into work. Typical day there; never really any excitement.

That brings us up to the present and stream of consciousness. That’s been the story of an interesting day. Tomorrow, I’m taking Diana to get her tickets and then we’re gonna bebop around Atlanta and take some photos, maybe meet Joe and hang out around Georgia State a while. We shall see.

…And I feel fine….

Past couple days I’ve had a sore shoulder. I go to the doctor today and find out that I’ve got a strained muscle in my neck that’s causing it. Not much I can do except give it rest, ice for ten minutes, heat for ten minutes, and take 800mg of Ibuprofen every eight hours.

I can’t feel my legs.

Egad, I Have A Blog

So I finally got a LiveJournal. No, it’s not going to be like one of those angsty teenage crybaby “pity me” blogs that so permeate the web nowadays, I’ll probably only make entries when something noteworthy happens or if I come across some bit of wit or decide to comment on the state of the world in general. Anyway, this is simply a place to start from, and I shall continue to go forth on the great adventure that is life.

Stay tuned.

I never have trusted people named Dave….

I Just thought that I’d rant on the (not too) recent collapse of my favourite radio station, Z93: the place that I was almost guaranteed a job at as soon as I was back in school full time. Now it’s this “Dave FM” crap, and I will have nothing to do with it. The question is: what happened to Mara, Willard, Frank, Adam, and even Dunham? Art “Mad Man” Mehring is on Real Radio 105.3 now, which has become my crutch. That and 96 Rock. At least 96 Rock still plays rock and roll–not lame crap rock like Loggins and Messina or (shudder) Sheryl Crow on Dave FM. Rock Without Rules? More like the doldrums of popular music.

www.z93.com
www.929davefm.com
www.z93.com/staff/art.html
www.radio-info.com
www.realradio1053.com

 

In case you haven’t noticed

Yeah, I haven’t made an entry here in nearly a year. That’s because I’ve moved my entire presence over to MySpace, Photobucket, and (coming soon) YouTube. I’m working on a Dispatches podcast that should be up and running soonish. LJ, while it has been good to me as a free blog host, does not allow for the advertising and feedback that MS can offer. Maybe once in a while I’ll blog here, but since most of my readers are on MS, it seems that is where I need to concentrate my efforts.

Atari out.

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The Current State of Things to Come (and Other Rhetoric)

It’s been an eventful last few days–a busy last few days.  I started my job at Vitamin World this week; it’s interesting–I’ve had no less than 6 people in two days wanting “detox” products which I cannot sell them because they are going to use them for a drug test.  It’s against the law, I can’t do it.  Other than a few altercations with some of the more belligerent aspects of the otherwise mellow drug crowd, Nadia and I have been rather busy going from place to place getting information on housing and visiting family and just getting things done.

Anyway, the point I was [trying to make] here was that I wanted to alert anyone who cared that I realise that the last three posts were just recycled points of interest from the great wide Interweb and not anything spectacular or all that personal.  I’m sorry–the writing bug just hasn’t hit me in the past couple days, so I just posted some stuff that I thought was interesting to keep the pace going.  I have a goal of blogging at least once every day, so I’ve got to keep things moving; however, I do have a sense of entertainment, so I want to keep everything as interesting as possible.  This is where I encourage comments and feedback.  A simple “that’s neat” or “booooorrrrriiiiiiinnnng!” will suffice for me, but I do like to see that people are reading.  It gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling inside.  I understand that many of you are just as busy if not more so, so I won’t make it a demand or some such arrogant nonsense–you all should know me better than that!

Anyway, that was really the point [?] I wanted to address.  I will attempt to blog daily with at least something be it something interesting I saw or read or, if we’re all really lucky, a nice article from yours truly!  Also, I will attempt to comment on any and all blogs that I am able to (turnabout is fair play, after all).

As for the current state of other projects:

BEN WINDSTAR:  gaining momentum, will start working on new music when I have the time, please add yourselves to the map if not done so already
HOUSING:  found a new apartment, moving in July
JOB:  got one, supposed to start another next week–need to make a phone call
PASSPORT CLUB:  Pledge status, 7 unique pint glasses in collection–duplicates for sale, contact me if interested

Saying “F-U” to the Hummer H2 at FUH2.com

I sent a couple of pictures to FUH2.Com, and we’ve been added to their growing menagerie of pictures of people giving Hummer H2s the finger. The damn thing is a roving dumpster, and I can’t stand the yuppie pieces of shit that drive ’em, to boot! Anyway, enough of that.