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It's been two months!

Jun. 18th, 2006 | 11:55 pm
location: In a mother fucking chair
music: None

Well, hot damn. It's been two fucking months since I've been on LJ. How time flies when you aren't frittering away your time on live journal posts. And when you spend every waking moment not spent working or eating playing on your new computer. But, anyhow.

Goddamn, I miss you guys. It's only been three weeks or so for most of you and I already feel the loss. In the spirit of this, I'm planning a Pixar movie marathon this thursday or friday here at my house. Hows that sound, huh? Fun, huh? I sure think so.

Anyhow, a brief update on the goings on of Derek. It'll be brief because there's not much to tell. Mostly I've worked, played oblivion, watched TV, and read books. I spent a weekend in the Twin Cities visiting my sister and seeing the sights. The sights mostly comprised the insides of various Barnes and Noble stores as well as a Gamestop and a Bestbuy. However, I did find time in there to tour the Minniapolis public library (the biggest library I've ever seen) and to stroll through St. Paul's Cathedral. I gotta say, them Catholics sure know how to build a church. And that was the highlight of my summer thus far. Other than that, I've read some H.P. Lovecraft, got a D.S. lite, and... saw Cars. That was a good movie right there.

Anyhow's. Pixar party. my house. Sometime later this week.

Good to be back.

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Oh, the pain. The pain...

Apr. 19th, 2006 | 11:08 pm

I twisted my ankle pretty badly last week as many of you now know, and it still hurts like crazy. I'm going to a doctor on Friday to see if they can offer some insight into the cause of said pain.

Anyhow, here is my second to last column for the TR. It's about Food Stamps, so feel free to not read it (even I thought it was boring.)

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Yes, I realize that it's hypocritical for me to be calling for measures to help combat obesity. Shut up.

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I Love My Brother

Apr. 2nd, 2006 | 10:18 pm
mood: accomplished
music: Outsiders - Franz Ferdinand

I had the best conversation I've ever had with my little brother friday night. It began as a discussion of the meaning and message of Evangelion (which everyone should watch) and snowballed into a two hour chat over philosophy, psychology, relationships, my hopes and dreams for him, etc. etc. I don't know that I've ever been this honest with him before, and it warmed my heart and made me feel like a fantastic brother.

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Feeding My Egotism

Mar. 30th, 2006 | 08:58 pm
location: Here
mood: accomplished
music: Eleanor Put Your Boots Back On - Franz Ferdinand

Behold, a column of mine own invention.Read it, enjoy it, bolster my ego with praise for it!

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On a side note, I love my new monitor completely, accept for the pesky dead pixel in the upper-lower-right-hand sector.
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I've made a faustian bargain...

Mar. 24th, 2006 | 01:11 pm
mood: angryangry
music: Something Greenday

I feel like I've sold my soul to Kwik Star. These long hours are beginning to verge on soul crushing, and we're due to lose ANOTHER employee next week still with no one lined up to replace them. So, for those of you counting, that's 4 down, 0 up. And now that I've decided to invest in a new computer, i'm stuck, because I need the cashflow. Oh, and because my boss forgot to give me tomorrow off and left on vacation with no one around to sort this out, I don't get to go to the quizbowl competetion tomorrow. No, I rather get to stay home and work an 8 hour shift. Huzzah! I hate my job. On a related note; this has been the shittiest Spring Break of my life.

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I've been deeply touched...

Mar. 14th, 2006 | 11:07 pm
mood: satisfiedsatisfied
music: Fuck music

By the psychological rollercoaster ride that is Neon Genesis Evangelion. I don't care if you don't like anime or don't regularly watch anime, watch THIS anime. It's deep. Very deep. It's mineshaft deep. It's oil-well deep. It's Pacific Trench deep. And at the bottom of that deep, deep, deep, deep-ness is a gem of depressing, yet uplifting meaning. Watch it. Or I will make you watch it.
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And now for something completely different....

Mar. 9th, 2006 | 10:45 pm

A fun story about my place of work.

Working where I do, I see a lot of maimed factory and farm workers missing various numbers and combinations of fingers, not to mention regular (well, not so regular) people missing any variety of limbs. Well, lastnight, I saw one man who really took the cake. This man came up to my register with a case of Bud Lite in hand. Except, he had no hands. This man, who I had just seen carry a case (which is a rather large and heavy box) of beer to my register by the handles in the side, had no hands. He had zero hands. This handless man then proceeded to return to the cooler case and once again, return with a heavy, handled item, this time a gallon of milk. He then produced a check book and wrote me a check with his non-hands. He then cleanly tore the check out and handed it to me, and upon investigation, I discovered that the man's handwriting was better than mine! This strange and impressive man then went on to take his gallon of milk and heavy case of beer out to a car and drive away, leaving me stunned, disturbed, and more than a little impressed.

That same night I also sold beer to the same somewhat disgruntled looking black man no fewer than three times in a two and half hour period.

I love my job.

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I figured it was about time...

Mar. 7th, 2006 | 08:17 pm
mood: listlesslistless
music: Nothing, not sure why

Yes. About time to do an update. For no real reason I guess. I've don't really know what to do these days. I feel like maybe some of the stress has been lifted off my shoulders, but I still have homework to do, and the next Physics quiz will rape me badly. I had hoped to get an A in that class this semester, but... Same for AP English. Hopefully my senior english paper will pull through. But, whatever. Right now, my biggest concern is Mock Trial. I am not prepared at all and that really needs to be remedied.

Anyhow, on the movie front, Crash won Best Film, so hurray for that. Equilirbrium and The Machinist both turned out to be very good moveies (for very different reasons. Capote was a decent film, but really was just an excuse to watch Hoffman do some amazing acting. Otherwise, nothing terribly interesting to report.

I did, however, beat ICO on friday. That was a very good experience. Excellent game, excellent story, and excellent ending. It was short, which kinda bummed me out, but on the whole, it was a wonderful game. Now, if SOEJ would just fuse the best elements of ICO and Shadow of the Collossus, I seriously believe we would have a Zelda killer on our hands.

I would post this weeks column, but it isn't done, and even when it is finished, it's going to be a piece of crap not worth displayin to the public.

Pretty lame update, huh? Well, whatever.

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Feb. 23rd, 2006 | 04:07 pm

Greed:High
 
Gluttony:Medium
 
Wrath:High
 
Sloth:Very High
 
Envy:High
 
Lust:Medium
 
Pride:High
 


Take the Seven Deadly Sins Quiz

A sinner walks amongst you...

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Film Club Oscar Picks

Feb. 22nd, 2006 | 10:31 pm

Just thought I'd post them here so you guys could see them.

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