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I've been having a pretty good weekend so far. Work has been pretty good, aside from having to deal with the usual gaggle of cheap fucks and dumb fucks that come into our store (I still can't believe the large number of people I've encountered while working at a bookstore that have absolutely no idea what the words "fiction" and "nonfiction" mean...
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waldo_jeffers:
PS I like your new profile pic.

Where is it from?
waldo_jeffers:
smile smile smile Happy New Year smile smile smile
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I've learned a valuable lesson: never work retail while in the throes of a raging hangover.

My father turned 70 on Saturday. To celebrate the patriarch's birthday, we all gathered at the Hermosa Inn for the night, an old Scottsdale hotel thats quite nice. Classy without being too fancy pants. We had dinner in their wine cellar. Champagne, red wine, white wine, Johnny...
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jtemperance:
Yadj. That sounds rather miserable. And the mixing of drinks; that typically eats me alive.
waldo_jeffers:
Hobbling about the store like a zombie? Oh, yeah, just like those fellows in Dawn Of The Dead!!! wink
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WARNING: LONG ENTRY! GET A SANDWICH AND GET COMFORTABLE!
wink


Downtown Phoenix is a dangerous place.

I'm not saying that because of the drunk drivers, and all the cop cars scattered about lying in wait for them. I'm not saying that because once you pass streets like Roosevelt and Jefferson and move towards Buckeye, barbed wire starts shooting up all over the tops of...
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heracleitus:
You've set the bar too high... I see LONG POST ALERT, I think, well, I'm glad I didn't have anything planned this afternoon.

I'd try to comment more, but other than expressing affection for the Minibosses, I don't know how else to respond. Uh, good luck navigating in the future, I guess. smile
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An update: after a couple of months adjusting to life in a new place in Anthem (which is a nice enough area, although extremely whitebread), things are going pretty good on my end. And why is that?

Because I have realized that mobility is a many splendored thing.

I'VE GOT A CAR! After years of being consigned to pedestrian purgatory and bus line hell...
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heracleitus:
Hehe... Yeah, I know all about getting sidetracked from one's ambitions. smile
waldo_jeffers:
I hope you enjoy your new-found freedom and mobility!! smile
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A pile of empty cardboard boxes fill up a corner of my room, looking like the Tower Of Babel's flimsy, pansy cousin. Come June 1st, I'm off to different digs in a different part of town. Right now, I'm feeling the same mix of high anxiety and excitement I always feel when I'm about to pull up roots and resettle somewhere...
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waldo_jeffers:
Watch Svankmajer's Faust or Alice. They are both amazing!!
waldo_jeffers:
Talking of fried eggs, I've just remembered a recipe I was fond of prior to becoming a vegan. You get an egg and mix the yolk and the white together. Then you douse / soak bits of bread in the egg. Next you fry the bits of bread. The resulting 'eggy bread' is very tasty indeed and can been eaten as a savoury dish or even as a sweet dish (you can spread jam on it). Have you ever tried that?
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This evening I find myself writing a phrase I've must have written down over a 100 times in the last 10 months:

"I've just seen the most amazing movie".

I've written that sentiment over and over again on this blog, in my paper journals, stammered it and shouted it in conversation with friends, and with a few exceptions, I have yet to...
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signalnoise:
This sounds amazing.
happycherries:
mmmm you really need to be a pen pal. smile
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I signed up for a year of membership, so I'll be around for awhile (no more I rejoined! I quit the site! I'm back! Damn, broke again!).

My life at the moment:

-My room-mate is moving to Detroit in June, so I'm going to move up a bit to Anthem to live with family. Seeing as I've never lived with this...
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signalnoise:
Nice to see you back. smile
heracleitus:
And here I thought you were gone for good. A year seems to be the way to go. At that point, it's a dollar a week. I can skip out on fifty-two McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits a year for SG. It's a sacrifice, but perhaps a necessary one.
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Now that I've got my affairs in order (i.e. putting $$$ in my bank and pulling my head out of my @$$), I'm back to write, pontificate, rant, wheeze, howl at the moon, and fling shit at enemies foreign and domestic. Not a lot has transpired in the last week (save for the occasional good film being watched: saw "The Departed" again with the...
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norritt:
what's been up dude?
jtemperance:
Um. Journal too long as per usual, but hang in there.

SAY hey Dad I learned this all from you
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I know, I know. "Where ya been, Norton?" Right now, I'm still trying to figure out if my head is currently situated up in the clouds or up my own ass. I get these... waves of introspective moodiness at times, and right now I've kinda been swept up in one since New Years. All in all, things are going well here. I've...
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jtemperance:
Yknow, I saw James Brown and Gerald Ford as balancing out the cosmic funkitude. Sort of like Ray Charles and Ronald Reagan.
And if that doesn't shine a light on going gray for a while, I don't know what will.
Be good; see you soon.
(and I hope it's true that Dan Brown has bedbugs!)
waldo_jeffers:
See you when you get back!! smile
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After a long silence, I have returned to Journal-Land. Reasons for said silence? My roomie has gone away with his family for a holiday cruise, leaving me all by my lonesome. I've taken advantage of this temporary solitude by trying to scale the mountain of unwatched DVDs accumulating on my shelf. After I come home from work, I make some dinner, write/read a...
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waldo_jeffers:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! smile smile smile
takesatraintocry:
Hey man: long time no speak. How's life? I wish I had a jewish side of my family. I've always been a wannabe jew.
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It is official: I'm 24.

Yippee.

B-day plans for today? Nothing fancy. It'll probably involve getting drunk after work while hanging with my peeps. *shrugs* The only reason I ever care about my birthdays is that it usually means getting some free stuff from the family. All of my birthdays have been rather anticlimatic, really.

Recent Develoments:

Work- some of the old wackiness...
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takesatraintocry:
Feeling like an old man yet? Mr. 24? I had my first hip replacement at 24, and I chased my first whippersnapper off my gol-darned porch too.
takesatraintocry:
How goes, emperor? By your standards this is a long time with no update.
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WARNING! WARNING! GIGA-POST! THIS ENTRY COULD KILL TOKYO IF IT COULD WALK! WARNING!

Originally, this post was going to be a brief review of the last book I've read, Joe Carlucci's "Rock And The Pop Narcotic: Testament For The Electric Church". I finished it a couple of days ago, and in that small span of time I pondered as how to best get...
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lemonkid:
Okay so I didn't read that whole post - but Rock and the Pop Narcotic is easily one of THE best books on rock 'n roll.

And I've read a lot.
oxalis:
Happy birfday!