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|Friday, February 27th, 2004|
"On and on, south of heaven...watch the new popular show...." What the hell?????
What the fuck is this?!?!?!? I was just minding my own business listening to music, when all of a sudden i hear the voice of an impotent middle-aged man appear right in the middle of the chorus of Slayer's South of Heaven. This fucking audio pop-up appeared (my fire wall is down, so unflrtunately I get pop-ups now) and started giving me this shitty-ass shpeel about some new gay-ass show joan of arcadia. And the worst part was that the fuckin thing wouldn't stop!!! I closed the pop-up, and the damn audio wouldn't turn off. I had to wait until it was done with its whole bullshit advertisement until I could once again enjoy my music in peace. This pisses me off to no end. It's shit like this that makes me want to violently mutilate someone (perhaps the creater of this advertisement) gouge out their eyes and shove them up their ass so they can watch me kick the shit out them, castrate them (if male), rip out their intestines and other organs, and make a tent out of their skin. It's as if we aren't already bombarded by bullshit propaganda as it is. Regular pop-ups just aren't enough. Now not only do they attack us visually with their propaganda, but now they have to make it an audio onslaught, as well. There's no escape!!!! What the fuck will be next?!?!?! I'm convinced that the next step will be hypnotism and other forms of mind control. (even though subliminal messages have been banned)
Current Mood: pissed off
Current Music: Slayer - South of Heaven/ Nightwish - Gothic Santuary
Greetings to everyone who still actually reads/writes in Blurty!!! I'm quite bored, so I've decided to update. It's been quite a while. No ground-breaking events have been going on in my life that i can tell you about. It's just been the same old shit as always. For the last month or so, I've been doind school work 24/7. I've turned over a new leaf and I now have been doind all my homework every night and have been studying like crazy. This recent change in my attitude towards school was prompted by a recent report card shock. I really need to bring up my grades because I seriously slacked last marking period. I can't ever remember doing this much work before. I honestly don't have time for anything anymore; and I don't like it. I guess I'll just stick it out for a few more months.
I just returned home from rugby a couple hours ago. It was a good time, as usual. We had some new kids and that was cool; they were really good. AFter the game, we played basketball, knock-out, The Crazy Dodgeball Game, and some other gay game that I didn't particiapte in. The Crazy Dodgeball Game was fun, but it lost our interest fast. Aparently it was batter the last time, so I've been told.
Tomorrow is Lenape Model Congress. I will be chairing the House International Relations Comittee. That ought to be interesting. Erik Sakowski is in my comittee, and he will be presenting his bill. It states that we should build 'The Great Wall of America' across our southern border to keep the mexicans out. Quimby and Cheetham are supposed to make guest appearances to debate this bill. It should prove to be quite unique.
Ok, I'm out. Maybe I'll decide to update this some other time if I'm bored again.
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Slayer - Raining Blood
|Saturday, February 14th, 2004|
Valentine's Day Sucks!!!
"For 360 or so days of the year, everyone is bitter, angry and hateful, but then comes Valentine's day, and everyone hugs each other and plays grab ass."
Maddox, couldn't have put it better!!!(in the quote above) Originally, I did not plan to write any more entries in here, but the the recent coming of the bullshit, corporate, commercial, superficial, propaganda-filled, 'holiday' known as Valentine's Day, forced me back into action. I hate Valentine's Day!!!! There, I said it. It's such a bullshit joke of a holiday, I can't stand it. The scene at school yesterday was enough to make me sick; everyone pretenting to be nice to each other for a day, guys and girls exchanging idiotic presents like candy, flowers, stuffed animals, and other shit. No one realizes that Valentine's Day is just an excuse for girls to get presents from guys. People are so fuckin superficial and materialistic! If two people really love each other, then they do not need a couple of fruity trinkets to prove their love. It's really quite pathetic. My bitterness stems partially from my own ability to get/keep a girlfriend. Maybe, I might be a little more appreciative of Valentine's Day, if i did have a girl, but I wouldn't allow myself to get wrapped up in the whole commercial aspect of the holiday, like all the rest of the saps out there.
Aside from the whole Valentine's Day abomination, yesterday wasn't so bad. We didn't have much work at school, and due to Valentine's Day, no one, including the teachers stayed on task; so we didn't accomplish much. Ah, there's nothing like not learning at school!!! That was a plus. Anyway, we had rugby after school. It was cool to play, after so long, but unfortunately, I just wasn't feeling it. It was really cold, (too cold for rugby in my opinion). Then at around the begining of the game, I was tackling Matt Miller on a huge area of solid ice, when we both came crashing down, and I killed my knees on the ice. They were all swollen (my left knee looked as if it had a second knee cap) from the force of the fall and from the weight of Matt falling down on top of me, which made it very hard for me to run for the rest of the game. From that point on, I didn't play too well due to my handicap. After rugby, I chilled with Meghan for a while, which was fun. I hadn't seen her in a really long time. I actually got a decent amount of sleep, which has been a change from the last 2 weeks; between Presedential Classroom and a week full of make-up work.
My plans for Valentine's Day: absolutely nothing, (of course). What else would I possibly be doing? Goldberg might come over later tonight to film this video we have to to for Ecomonics. It's a commercial for a made-up hockey store, called Hockey Store n' More. Pretty creative, eh?
File 13 was my original favorite A.F.I. song. It was the first song that I heard by them, when Steve introduced me to their music back in 8th grade.
Current Mood: bitter
Current Music: A.F.I. - File 13
|Monday, January 26th, 2004|
Think you have power over me, Mr. 8-dollar-an-hour Ticket-Tearer??? Think again!!!
I'm listening to Transylvania by Iron Maiden. It is such a great song. It's a rare instrumental off Maiden's first album, way back even before they had Bruce Dickinson as their lead singer. For all of you metal fans out there, or if you just appreciate good music, I highly recommend that you look into it. The song is in the classic galloping metal flavor that Maiden is known and loved for.
On Friday, it was so incredibly relieving to finally be finished with exams. Overall, they went pretty well for me; could have been better, but who cares. I was so tired that when I got home, I just went to sleep for 5 hours. That was good. It's so weird when you wake up from a nap and don't know what day it is, what time it is, or how you got where you are. It really confuses me, but it's kind of cool at the same time. I feel like I'm in a different world. It happens to me every time I take a nap, and I never really realized it until Keren mentioned it when we were talking that day. Apparently I'm not the only one this happens to. Anyway, I woke up around 12 on Saturday and played video games until about 5. I then went to the NHS bowling event. It was really fun. Our team was me, Say, Raj, Bill Jannen, Jeff, and Jay played for a while. We mostly just goofed off the whole time. I had a good time.
Yesterday I was supposed to go to the movies with Damien and Chrissy, but that didn't exactly work out. The same stupid jerk-off who kicked Damien out of the theater 3 months ago was working there, and the bastard remembered Damien and wouldn't let us in. We tried talking to him civilly and reasoning with him, but the little prick wouldn’t have any part of it; he didn’t even have the courtesy to listen. I could tell just by looking at him and observing the way he acted, he was an insignificant shit-head, frustrated with his pathetic life as a grown man working at a fuckin movie theater, who realizes that he has no future outside of tearing tickets. He has nothing better to do than to go out of his way to piss off kids like us just to make himself feel all big and important, when in reality all he is a poor middle-aged bastard, who probably can't even get it up, working at a damn movie theater. Congratulations, asshole, you just ruined a kid’s day! Does that make you feel special? Does it make you feel all big and important and maybe even a little less worthless? Well, guess what; it doesn’t make you any less insignificant. If you died tomorrow I’m sure everyone would be crying and lined up at your fucking grave saying “Oh no! That douche-bag middle-aged ticket-tearer bit the dust. How can we continue with our lives knowing that he is no longer with us!?!?” Yeah right!
There is one consolation to this situation, however. I can cheer myself feel up just by remembering the fact that I’m better than this piece of shit. I probably, no scratch that, definitely have accomplished more in my short life than this failure has ever or will ever accomplish in his pathetic lifetime. Unlike Mr. 8-dollar-an-hour Ticket-Tearer, I’ll grow up and get a real job that will be fulfilling and rewarding, and make more money than he’s ever seen in his life. Unlike him, my life will actually matter in the world, as I make decisions in my career as a lawyer/politician that actually effect people’s lives rather than mindlessly tearing tickets like a fucking robot. At age 16, I probably make as much money as he does working at a dollar store in the summer. And speaking of which, here’s another piss-off. Through my taxes I’m probably supporting this guy’s lazy ass on welfare because he can’t find a real job cause fucked around in high school and didn’t get an education. I’m a kid supporting this old dead-beat loser with my hard-earned money. Go figure. If anything this bastard should be kissing the ground I walk on, along with all the other tax-paying citizens, who actually work for their money instead of sitting around in a theater all day doing nothing of positive contribution to society. If it wasn’t for us, he’d be living in a fucking cardboard box.
Wow, ok I’m through. Sorry, I had to vent some of my anger for having wasted a trip and my valuable time just to have this little fucker shit in my parade. Anyway…Sunday night, me and my family went out to dinner for my dad's birthday. We ate at a place called Siri's and it was excellent. The food, which was a mix of French and Thai, was superb. I highly recommend it. I'm so glad that today is a snow day. I really needed the extra time to recover from the living hell that was exam week. I woke up pretty early to shovel the driveway, then went out with my brother for a while, and now here I am.
Children of Bodom are coming back to Philly. They will be playing another show at the Troc. I saw them when they played there in November with Dimmu Borgir, and they were excellent. They’ll be here in April, I believe, and I’m hoping to be going with Sipio Flamini, and Luke again, as well as Kevin Kane this time. This show should be great, as well.
I got a new cell phone, and it’s sooo sweet!!! It is the newest and best model made by Motorola, (the V600, I believe), you know the one with the secret agent in the commercial? Its display screen is incredibly bright, clear, and crisp. And it has a camera that, unlike those of other phones, actually works well. I got some good pics at bowling on Saturday. My new number is (856) 904-5456, so give me a ringy-dingy on this amazingly sexy phone.
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: Iron Maiden - Transylvania
|Monday, January 19th, 2004|
Kearney is right; no one writes in their blurty journals anymore, or at least not nearly as often. It really is a shame, because it was really cool when, back in the day, everyone updated frequently. I sense that the end is near. Blurty will die out completely at Lenape, and very soon. Just like Nitti’s message board last year. I predict that this could be one of my last entries if things keep going the way that they are.
I just got back from an appointment with an oral surgeon. It looks as if I will be getting my wisdom teeth taken out some time in the near future. Yay, wonderful. I certainly won’t b looking forward to this. This weekend has been extremely boring. Friday night I went to the mall with Leah and Jackie. It was ok. However, the highlight of that day, by far, was purchasing a Family Guy dvd box-set. It has all the episodes from seasons 1 and 2. I know that many of you reading this own this and/or season 3 box-set. Even more so than that, probably 99% of you out there have at least seen the show. For those of you who haven’t *cough Leah* I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is. I used to just watch it casually on occasion, but ever since going to Flamini’s a couple weeks ago and watching his dvd box-set, I decided that I must have one. I will proudly say right now that it was definitely the best $50 I’ve ever spent.
The rest of my weekend was consumed by sitting in my room alone and studying excessively for mid-terms, and watching Family Guy. Watching Family Guy was fun however. It’s some of the best time I’ve ever had by myself. The rest of the weekend was boring, though, as I stated. The show is just so incredible, I can’t explain it. Exams are this week, which I’m not excited for. I think that I’m decently prepared and all, it’s just that I don’t like taking them. It will just be another boring week with exams all day, and more studying when I get home. Fun.
I’m so bored.
Current Mood: gloomy
Current Music: Children of Bodom - Lake Bodom
|Friday, January 9th, 2004|
Welcome Back Saquib Day!!!
First of all, I’d like to start this entry off by wishing everyone a happy Welcome Back Saquib Day!!! Our Welcome Back Saquib Party in Hammond’s class was a huge success. For those of you reading this who aren’t familiar with the legend of Saquib, I’ll give you some background. Saquib Nasir is this weird Pakistani kid who went to Lenape last year. He moved back to Pakistan over the summer, but apparently the school was not informed, so he was on the attendance list in our English class this year. When he wasn’t in school for the first few days, me, Jeff Naumick, Say, Raj, and Ryan Kearney convinced Ms. Hammond that he would be coming to school soon. After a couple weeks passed with no Saquib, she stopped believing us. Then we made a joke that he was moving back here in January. From then on in class, we would all randomly yell SAQUIB and NASIR constantly in the middle of class while Hammond was teaching just to piss her off. As January approached, we frequently reminded Hammond that Saquib would be coming back to Lenape soon, a couple of us decided to have a party to “welcome him back.” (As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, we all knew the whole time that Saquib wasn’t really coming back!) To make the party complete, we decided to have another Indian or Pakistani come into our class during the party and pretend to be Saquib. Originally, Aasit was going to do it, but he copped out the day before the party. With time running out, we frantically searched for a replacement Indian. Luckily Jay decided to fill the position. So today, during our English period, Jay shows up, pretending to be Saquib!!!!! Then the party started, and we all took out the food and soda that we were hiding. Hammond was so fooled, and she was pissed off beyond belief because she kept trying to teach, but was unable to due to all the commotion in the room!!! It was so amazing, and Jay did an excellent job acting the part of Saquib. Anyway, “Saquib” has now “gone back to Pakistan again” and won’t be back until next January. Wow, it’s goofy, fun stuff like this that make school so much more endurable and takes helps ease the mind-numbing pain of a boring, dull school day. We should do shit like this more often.
Current Mood: Saquib!
Current Music: Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction
|Wednesday, December 24th, 2003|
I'm glad to report that I've been feeling much better lately. I was talking to Ashley the other day, and she managed to cheer me up, as she's done many times before. I'm very thankful for this. It's so great to have good friends to be there for you when you're deppressed. I'm also greatful for whoever made the encouraging comment on my last entry. That really helped me to look at things more optimistically.
I am now, once again, back in the Christmas Spirit. I had been earlier, but 2 hellish weeks at school on top of a bunch of shit going on in my life that I don't wish to reveal, killed the x-mas joy in me. Anyway, I took the advice given to me by Ashley, and that message, and I decided to finally go out and do something. I went to the mall last weekend, and to many other stores as well. It was cool to be back into the real world again, after hiding out in my basement for so long. Well, all I can say is that it's good to be back; back to normal life, back to people, back to Normal Dave.
Rugby was intense yesterday. It was the fiercest and hardest-hitting game that I've seen in a long time. It was so incredibly amazing. I hadn't been to rugby in over a month, and I happened to come back to such an extreme game. I played even harder than usual, with an extra burst of energy, because I had been out of it for so long. I didn't realize how much I missed the electrifying action of a good rugby game. It was by far one of the best rugby games that I have had the privlage of playing in. Devin Gapin, a true legend of rugby, unfortunately couldn't make it on account of the fact that he is in the hospital and is very sick. I hope the best for him in his recovery, and I'm sure I speak for all his friends and everyone who attends rugby. His presence on and off the rugby field was missed yesterday. On a lighter note, we had many newbies at the game, and it was cool to pass the rugby tradition on to some more people. I remember when this happened to me several months ago. I met Paul Khoo yesterday, and he seems like an awesome guy. I look forward to playing rugby with him in the future. The field was really muddy, and i fell into 3 huge mud puddles, while diving for the ball. By the end of the game, was completely covered in mud. Today, my whole body is sore. I forgot what the day after a rugby game feels like. Ugh! O well, as Kearney said, the aches and pains after rugby only remind you of how awesome it is. This couldn't be more accurate.
I was supposed to see Lord of the Rings last night with Damien, Dave Freeman, and Gordo, but that fell through. Damien couldn't go at the last minute, and because of that, Gordo didn't want to go, and I couldn't get in touch with Dave Freeman after that happened. I was pissed off because I really wanted to see it. I guess I'll have to catch it some time over break.
Ok, It is time for me to deliver some presents. Merry Christmas, everyone!
Current Mood: better
Current Music: E.L.P. - Brain Salad Surgery
|Saturday, December 20th, 2003|
"Can you tell me why
it seems so hard to carry on
When you hear a voice
from long ago, so bittersweet
Too late to turn back time
To look over my shoulder
Maybe one day I'll return again"
I’d like to start off by saying that I am greatly appreciative of anyone who reads this entire entry, or any of my other entries for that matter. Also, I encourage you to make some comments on the issue that I discuss in this entry. I unfortunately can’t make comments, myself, because I changed my e-mail address, and the old one that’s under my blurty account is bouncing, so they won’t let me make comments. I updated my info, and e-mailed blurty several times to correct the problem, but the damn thing still hasn’t gotten fixed. If I could make comments, I most certainly would.
I’m currently caught in a weird in-between state. It’s as though my friends from school have grown up without me. I’ve drifted apart from many people that I used to be good friends with. Everyone has moved on with their lives, and I have stayed right where I am.
I have come, once again, into a weird time of my life. It happened last year, as well, but a few months later. It is a time when I isolate myself from everyone and everything. I haven’t hung out with anyone for over a month. My friends constantly call me, but I never feel like leaving my house doing anything at all. I fear that my friends are having a negative reaction to my seclusion; I can sense it when I talk to them. They probably think that I am trying to ditch them, however this is not the case, and for any of my friends who actually read this entry, I want you to know this. I don’t understand why I am like this at this particular point of time. I’ve just become a hermit, and never leave my house except to go to school, or to other activities that I participate in. I can’t stand this isolation, however, the more I continue it, the more comfortable it becomes, and the harder it is to come back from my seclusion and adjust to people. Also, the longer I continue it, the more detached I become from people. This is just another cause of how I get separated from my friends. I don’t want this to happen, however it seems as if there is nothing I can do to help it. This same situation of isolation occurred last summer, as well, from June into July. In July, I discussed my problem with Damien, who I can confide in, and I’ve never spoken of it to anyone since, until now. Friends, I’m open to suggestions and advice, if anyone will offer. I want to rid myself of this isolation, because with it has come an all-time low; a complete rock bottom of depression. And as of now, I am so lonely...I can't bear it.
Another issue has been on my mind recently. Brad and I are not nearly close as we used to be. It seems that over the course of the last year, we have been drifting farther and farther apart. We’ve known each other since first grade, he, along with Chris Sipio are my best friends, but things just haven’t been the same between me and Brad. Our interests have diverged, and therefore, so has our friendship, unfortunately. For years, we used to hang out every day, but lately our friendship has become estranged, and we are so distant from each other. Sometimes I wish for these long-gone days to be here again; back when I had no responsibilities, and "I had nothing to worry about except beating Dr. Robotnick in Sonic the Hedgehog." - Chris Sipio
and think about tomorrow
But you have to live today
Oh, lonely yesterday
don't leave me with the sorrow
Cause I have to live today
Oh, don't you step aside
and pretend about the future
Oh, never live a lie
don't you know tomorrow never comes..."
Current Mood: lonely
Current Music: Hammerfall - Remember Yesterday
|Monday, December 8th, 2003|
It’s December 8, and I’m definitely in the holiday spirit. I can’t wait for Christmas to be here! My whole family is ready for Christmas, and I’m glad because I can sense the holiday cheer in the atmosphere throughout household. It should be an excellent Christmas! This weekend, I got into the holiday mood by putting up tons of decorations. We put up the tree last night, and it’s awesome! It makes the entire house smell great! I spent the entire weekend setting up decorations, shoveling snow, and spending time with the fam. I also played a lot of my new ps2 game, Megaman X7, which is really good. I know that this may sound sad, but it was great; I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The oncoming of the Christmas season just makes everything go much more smoothly. People generally seem to be in happier moods, and the season definitely makes a dull week of school, such as the one that started today, much more endurable.
Before I forget, I'd like to welcome Kyle Chamberlain, (a.k.a. Scarecrow), to the Blurty community. I've had a bet going with him, Pat Ford, and Joe D., in which I must make up a new name for Scarecrow every day of school. It must be a synonym for the word Scarecrow. THey bet me $20 that I can't do it, but It's December and I'm still going strong. HAHA!!!
I wanted to go to the talent show today. Scratch that; I wanted the extra credit that Hammond would have given us for going. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a ride. I really needed some extra points, because I failed that Elizabethan test miserably. I can't wait until I get my license. It will open up a whole new window of freedom and opportunities for me. I feel so trapped and having to depend on my parents to drive me places and such. However, I have mixed feelings about growing up and my future. It's really quite frightening how fast time goes by. It seems as if it was only yesterday that I was starting high school. Then the day before that, starting middle school, and the day before that moving to Mt. Laurel, and so on. It just seems as if time goes passas even more rapidly the older you get. Ok enough of my rambling. I'm sorry if I'm boring to death anyone who is actually reading this.
This is for Chris, if you happen to read it. I know that you are going through a very tough time in your life. You have my full support in this difficult situation. I know that I haven’t had much time to talk to you about it or to help you through it; I’ve selfishly gotten caught up in my own life, and I apologize for that. I would just like to let you know that if there is anything you need, just ask me. You know that you are always welcome here. We’ve been best friends since 1st grade, and you have my full support in your time of need. I know that you are a very strong person and that you will get through this.
Current Mood: optimistic
Current Music: Dimmu Borgir - Architecture of a Genocidal Nature
|Thursday, December 4th, 2003|
Yeah, I'm at home sick, and bored out of my mind. I have nothing better to do, so I may as well update this, even though I have absolutely noting important to say. This week has been the average, normal week at school. Nothing really special or noteworthy has happened, and all my teachers are acting all serious to get us back on track from thanksgiving vacation. Surprisingly, I haven't had that much work this week, despite of all this. Unfortunately, I had to miss G.Q. day, today, due to my sickness. That pisses me off. I was looking forward to wearing my new suit from P.M.C. For those of you who don't know what G.Q. day is, it's when a group of guys wear suits to school. It started with Cotton, Cheetham, Quimby, and Bernie, but now it has gained a huge following, and tons more guys are doing it.
Yesterday I joined Indo-Pak Club. It was quite interesting, actually. Quimby and Naumick had been trying to get me into it, so I finally decided to join. It turned out that yesterday was the right day to join because there was an Indian food party. It was really cool, I chilled with Say, Cheetham, Aasit, Bernie, Naumick, Mo, Sakeen, Allison, and Quimby, and ate some Indian food.
I now have yet another great activity to look forward to. In January, I will be going to Washington D.C. again for Presedential Classroom. I'll be going with Jen, Cheetham, and Quimby. It will be excellent. We get to tour Washigton, and tour sights such as The White House, The Capital Building, and the C.I.A. Building. We also will see Congress in session, and some very interesting guest speakers such as the Vice President and Secratery of State.
The winter roller hockey season has started. We had our first practice on Monday. Our team is stacked; we have me, Naumick, Goldberg, Dustin, Mareletto, Cronin, Tim, Correia as our goalie, and of course Biegun, the most amazing roller hockey player ever. It looks as if we will dominate this league, especially with Biegun.
Now I will look online for some Christmas presents. Later
Current Mood: sick
Current Music: From Autumn to Ashes - Reflections
|Friday, November 28th, 2003|
With a wintry storm-blown sigh, a silver cloud blew
Right on by.
And, taking in the morning, I sang --- o requiem.
Well I must admit, it feels pretty damn good to win a 3-time national championship! I still can't believe that we did it. At times it feels as if it still hasn't sunk in. It was such a amazing feat; and we did it! Three consecutive Princeton Model Congress national titles. I am so proud of all the members of our team. I greatly respect all of you on the team, and it was an honor to work with you. We'll do it again next year, I'm sure of it.
Wow, as Indoe said, I'm on PMC overload. Anyway...Thanksgiving was cool. We all went to my grandparents, as usual, however, it didn't really feel like Thanksgiving. The house was empty, and most of the family wasn't there. Everyone who was there was real deppressed, however, with my uncle in the hospital. A dull, dreary silence hung in the air, as we ate without saying a word. Usually the house is full of laughter, conversation, and upbeat celebration, with football on the giant-screen tv; but this year was different, and I didn't like it. Luckilly, my uncle is recovering successfully, so hopefully we can soon return to somewhat of a state of normalcy. Later that night, we went to my other grandparents house, and it was the complete opposite end of the spectrum. The house was full of comotion and chaos, as usual. Everyone was laughing, and joking, and having fun. It was cool.
I got my permit today. Finally. It sucks hard cock to be as young as me and in 11th grade. Now, I can finally get some legal driving practice, so I can get my license. I can't wait for that. It will be so incredibly awesome.
My 16th year has started excellently. Winning PMC was the perfect birthday present, and everything since then has been amazing. My wish has been granted, and my life has been great as of late. I wanted something more in life, and I got my wish. Things have been outstanding. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my life right now, and it looks like things will stay this way for a long while. However, one thing is still missing; a girl. To be honest, I have been to busy and happy lately to give the matter much thought, like I usually do. If my good luck continues, it all should fall into place.
Saw her face in the tear-drop black cab window.
Fading in the traffic; watched her go.
And taking in the morning, heard myself singing ---
Current Mood: thoughtful
Current Music: Jethro Tull - Requiem
|Tuesday, November 25th, 2003|
PMC; most memorable moments
Parties in Room 617, Nerd sex, Who stole Helena's toothpaste?, guy with no pants in a green SUV, "Are those cigarettes?!?!?" "No, it's tea!", the man-purse, Cheetham destroying the room, SANFERRARO in the Hard Rock Cafe, "Naked" picture of Keren, Andrew's "murder" picture, Ramen, Indoe- "That was the ugliest girl I've ever seen!!!", "I thought its name was Jake!", E-A-G-L-E-S in the Metro, Where are the Snipers???, Cotton - "I enjoy a good pastry in the late afternoon.", "Are there roller coasters in there?", Andrew throwing coins at ducks in the Reflecting Pool, Atthena-"Like feces????", slurping pudding, Hyatt ring and run, MEEEAT!!!, Water fight, Andrew's tyraid, wrestling, Cheetham- "They're like drones; WHERE'S THE FUNDING, WHERE'S THE FUNDING!!!", Keren & Cheetham = Husband and Wife, 87 BILLION DOLLARS IN IRAQ!, Indoe skipping down the sidewalks, prank cell-phone calls, Cotton is our alarm clock, chillax, talking to the guards, boredem picture, singing BADGERS BADGERS BADGERS BADGERS MUSHROOM MUSHROOM!!! while walking the streets of Washington, Metro-surfing, "Cotton and Andrew, for the last time. WEAR JEANS AND A T-SHIRT!!!", Quimby vs. Indoe scoreboard, Cheetham-"He's a virgin, 100% guarenteed.", "Look at my key-chain!", Indoe's nerd-voice, "I did not break that glass.", Quimby- "Sam won what?!?!? GAVEL!!!", Orangina, Mr. Cotton and his Perrier, Cheetham- "Andrew dropped the hugest bomb!!! I was fighting it away with a hair-dryer!!!", one yellow bus among a sea of charter coaches, MR. ANDERSON!!!, Helena's gigantic suitcase, "Where's the box???", BWAAA SEEDS, "YOU ARE NOT BRINGING LADDEY!!!" Mr. Lee's Victory Jerkey, Indoe - "Excuse me, sir. Have you ever won a 3-time National Championship?!?!?"
Current Mood: Victorious
Current Music: Queen - We are the Champions
|Tuesday, November 18th, 2003|
I can not believe that my high school days are drawing to a close. Truthfully, I don’t want these days to end. There’s so much I haven’t experienced, and done yet that I want to do before I leave high school. The days are just passing me by, and before I know it, they’ll be gone, in the blink of an eye; as though they never even existed. It’s as Metallica wrote in my favorite song of all time, Fade to Black. “Life it seems will fade away. Drifting farther every day. Getting lost within myself. Nothing matters, no one else.” My youth, and essentially, my life is fading away; drifting farther every day. I’m afraid to recognize that fact, that my high school days are numbered, and that essentially my youth and childhood, are fading, as well. It just seems so surreal and unbelievable that I’ll be in college in less than 2 years. To be honest, as exciting as it may sound, I’m definitely not ready to leave home. I don’t know how I will survive. My childhood will be officially over, and there will be no way to revive it. And after that, it’s all down hill from there. Work every day for the rest of my life. I’ll have a shit load of new responsibilities. I’m afraid that I’ll turn into the stereotypical boring, no-fun adult. That’s the last thing I want. I hope that with growing up, I don’t grow out of my fun personality. I really am afraid of the person that I’ll become in the future. I don’t want to change myself, but I know that, eventually, society will change me, for the worse. I’ll become an asshole like most adults out there who only care about themselves and their own benefits. All kids my age say that it will never happen to them, but it will. It happens to all of us. And for the small, miniscule, infinitesimal percentage of those who it doesn’t happen to; they are very fortunate.
“Emptiness is filling me,
To the point of agony.
Growing darkness, taking dawn
I was me, but now he’s gone…”
Current Mood: nostalgic
Current Music: Metallica - Fade to Black
|Sunday, November 16th, 2003|
It’s been quite some time since I’ve made a ‘real’ entry in here. So much has happened. My vacation was excellent. It was great to escape from reality for a while. I was glad to spend some time with the fam, and it was very fun and relaxing overall. Definitely a great experience. This last week has been hell. I had a shit-load of work. The teachers are bombarding me again. I wish they could evenly distribute the work because there’s nothing more frustrating than having absolutely no work one week, then getting completely bombarded the next week. I stayed after each day for PMC practice until 5:30-6:00 each day. I’m glad that we’re finally making some good progress because Washington is only 4 days away. I’ve been soooo tired this week because after PMC practice, I usually have another activity of some sort or some random errand to run in preparation for Washington, than I stay up till 1 A.M. at the earliest to do the massive amounts of homework that I have. The only good point to this week was the Flyers game on Thursday. I went and it was an awesome game. The Flyers won in overtime, and it was an extremely well-played game all-around. I saw Biegun, Cronin, and Goldberg there and we talked for a while during the second period. That was cool. Anyway, I was incredibly glad to see this hellish week finally end. I was supposed to make up a test for Bucky, after school on Friday, but he didn’t show. That pissed me off because I missed my bus because of it. When I got home, I was dead fucking tired. I couldn’t move, let alone go to rugby, so I crashed from 4-8. The best part of my weekend happened on Saturday. Me Sipio, Flamini, and Luke went to the long-awaited Dimmu Borgir/Children of Bodom concert at the Troc. We had all been anticipating this concert for a month, and yesterday, we all got to experience metal history in person. This was Dimmu’s first tour in America, so we were a part of history! Words can’t describe this show. It was amazing, to say the least! We met up with Darren and 2 of his friends who we didn’t know, while waiting in line to get into the theater. I hadn’t seen that kid in a long time. John Sheppard and Jon Roig were there. I was really glad to see them, they are awesome guys, and I hadn’t seen Jon Roig since last year. Me, Sipio, and Flamini stayed in the back for a while, but Luke, John, and Jon went right into the mosh pit! Anyway, Hypocrisy opened, they were ok, but nothing special. I wasn’t really paying much attention to them because I was admiring the electric atmosphere of the Troc and waiting for Bodom. We were pretty back, but since the Troc is so small, you have a good view from anywhere in the theater. Bodom played next, and me, Sipio, and Flamini decided to move up further. Me and Sipio found a great ledge, where we could see EVERYTHING. It was one of the best views in the whole place. We got separated from Flamini in the massive crowd. Anyway, Bodom was AWESOME!!!! The frontman was an incredible guitarist and singer, and he put on one hell of a show. But the keyboard played was particularly spectacular. He played with the keys facing the audience, so everyone could see him play. It was a sight to be seen; his fingers were flying across the keyboard at light speed. I have never seen such a superb keyboard player. When listening to Bodom on a CD, you notice that he is very good, but to see him in person is just stupendous. His hands were simply flying, and it was amazing that he was in exact conjunction with the guitar harmonies. It was also cool that he was chugging beer as he played. Bodom played Bodom Beach Terror, Silent Night Bodom Night, Every Time I Die, and a couple other songs that I didn’t recognize. It was sooo incredibly amazing, I can’t even begin to describe it. Their stage presence was simply explosive. Nevermore played after Children of Bodom. They were really bad. Their guitarist was extremely talented, but he was the only bright spot in the band. While they played, me and Chris gave up the area where we were standing and got some water. After what seemed like an eternity, the guys on stage finally finished setting up for Dimmu!!! The crowd went insane!!! Their presence was electrifying! Onstage, it was a special-effects extravaganza, with all kinds of lights and smoke and scenery! The band members, themselves, were decked out in their classic metal-spiked armor. It seemed so surreal to see one of my favorite bands all the way from Norway, live and in person!!! It was like a dream. Me and Sipio got really close up, again, but we moved back because things started to get really rough. A riot broke out in the pit, and me and Sipio got pinned against a wall. The security guards had to beat down some people and break it up. A couple really huge guys who were crushing everyone, got beat up and they, along with a lot of other people got kicked out. After that we met up with Flamini, again, and heard the rest of Dimmu. They played a lot of new stuff, which I didn’t recognize, but I was just awestruck when they played Kings of the Carnival Creation, (one of my favorite songs by them), In Death’s Embrace, and they closed with Mourning Palace, which was just spectacular. It was the perfect way to end it. I was completely blown away by their performance. I think I speak for everyone when I say this.
Today was cool. I did nothing. I was finally able to catch up on some sleep, and I slept from the time I got home from the concert at 1:30 AM, until 1 PM. Then, I played football with Brad, Mark, Ron, Brett, and Alex. We had a really good game, and played for a long time. It’s rare that we get such a good game anymore. After that me and Ron hung out at my house for a while. Since then, I’ve just been sitting here doing nothing, and just relaxing. I don’t want to go to school tomorrow, but I just keep reminding myself that I only have a 3 day week, and then I’ll be in Washington for PMC. I’ll end it here, because I have to finish reading Ballad of the Sad Café, one of the shittiest books ever written, for Seminar in Ideas. I’m not looking forward to reading this shit-factory. Why can’t we read good stuff in school. There are so many great books out there, but they have to choose the crappiest pieces of garbage ever written. I actually thought that class would be good because we started the year reading Brave New World, which was awesome. Everything we have read since then has been like a cheese-grater to my testicles. Ok, I’m rambling now. That’s enough.
"You'll die as you lived
In a flash of the balde
In a corner, forgotten by no one
You lived for the touch
For the feel of the steel
One man and his honor"
Current Mood: jubilant
Current Music: Iron Maiden - Flash of the Blade
|Friday, November 14th, 2003|
Name: David John Petaccio, Junior
College Plans: Local, maybe Villanova or Bucknell
Birthday: November 24 1987
Birthplace: Summit, N.J. (Right near Jay and Silent Bob’s town)
Horoscope Sign: Sagittarius
Siblings: George, age 10
Relationship Status: Single
Hair Color: brown
Eye Color: brown
Glasses/Contacts: Really cool flexi frameless glasses
Height: 5'6 and ¾ (yes, AND ¾)
Righty, Lefty, or Ambidextrous?: righty…who the fuck is ambidextrous?!?!? I don’t know anyone who is.
What's one thing you would change about yourself?: I would like to change the fact that I trust people way too easily.
What's your most comfortable piece of clothing?: Bauer Hockey hooded sweatshirt
Goal in Life: to be happy and make a lot of money, which will in turn make me happy
Song to Describe your life: there are many
Best Friends: Sipio, Brad, Mark, Pat, Ron, Damien
Other Good Friends: Paul, Brett, Jon W, Joe D, Steve, Ryan F, Ali J, Luke, Kev, Amanda, Connor, Jeff, Dan S, Say, Goldberg, Ashley, Brian C, Ryan (Kearney), Liz, Tim, Dave F, Jon R (King Henry), Scott R, Annelyssa, Kyle C (Scarecrow), Zak
Where can you usually be found?: in my basement
Who would you be with?: alone or with Brad, Mark, or Ron
Are you the center of attention?: at times, depending on who I’m around
What's your idea of a dream date?: Dinner at high-class resteraunt in Philly, then to a Flyers game in my uncle's box. Then, of course, hot sex.
Are you timely or always late?: on time
Where's the best hangout?: my basement
Do you like being around people or being alone?: both
What’s your biggest turn off in the opposite sex: obnoxiousness and stupidity
OUT OF YOUR FRIENDS...WHO?
Have you known the longest?: Sipio, Brad, and Annelyssa (1st grade)
Do you argue the most with?: Ron
Do you always get along with?: Chris/Damien
Is the most trustworthy?: Chris, Damien,
Makes you laugh the most?: Jeff or Ryan F
Always has a man/woman?: Damien
Is the shyest?: Ron
Is the most outgoing?: Kearney
Is the horniest?: Luke
Is the most perfect?: Brian C
Is the laziest?: Sipio
Is the weirdest: Jon W
Is most likely to become famous?: Paul
Is most likely to become rich?: My fellow Dave (Freeman), and me, because we both love money
Is most likely to have a lot of kids?: Damien
Is most likely to never have kids?: Sipio
Will get married first?: Damien
Will lose their virginity first?: A little late for this question, isn’t it?
Always wears a smile?: Ron
Is the smartest?: Say
Would, without thinking, die for you?: Not sure
Complains the most?: King Henry (Jon R)
Is the biggest flirt?: dunno
Needs a good man/woman?: Ron, Scarecrow (Kyle C), but especially me
Has the best fashion sense?: Mark
Has the weirdest taste in the opposite sex?: Jeff likes men
Is a bad influence?: None of them
Color: don’t have a favorite
Clothes: Anything that catches my fancy
Book: Rainbow 6
Restaurant: Sakura Springs
TV show: Simpsons
Movie: Mel Brooks’ History of the World part 1
Movie star: Mike Meyers
Song: Metallica – Fade to Black
Band: you guessed it, Metallica
Music Video: don’t watch videos
Hobby: music, video games
Sport: baseball, hockey
Flower: hell if I know!
Girl's name: Erin
Guy's name: Dave! ... The ONLY name! hehe (It’s such a cool name that me and Dave Freeman celebrate it with our own special Daves-only handshake!) Everyone wants to be a Dave, even some random ghetto black guy from Camden in my gym, who I can’t understand because he speaks nothing but e-bonics.
Vacation: The Ritz-Carlton Resort in Jamaica. Went there in 8th grade, and I haven’t experienced anything like it since.
School Subject: Music Tech. 2
Teacher: INDOE!!! Of course
Sports team: Flyers or Phillies
Athlete: Mario Lemuix
Radio Station: None; I’ve been boycotting the radio for nearly 3 years because it’s nothing but propaganda and shitty music.
Sport to Watch: Hockey and Baseball
Soda: Stewart’s Orange-Cream
Breakfast food: Belgium Waffles
# of kids you want: 2
Candy: Peanut Chews
Shampoo: don’t have a favorite
Nail polish color: dunno
Gum: Ice Breakers
Video game: Too many to name, but Final Fantasy 7 is definitely up there.
Family Member: All
Fast food place: Wendy’s (Even though the 1 in East Gate is infested with rats.)
Alcoholic beverage: Blackbeard’s Banana Flavored Rum
Dream: Good or bad, all dreams are cool.
Disney movie: Rocketman
Odd Make-out spot: no idea
Midnight snack: Nutter-Butter cookies
Beach: Jamaica, but if I had to choose 1 around here, it would be Lavalette
Amusement park: Hershey
Lip Gloss flavor: dunno
Shoes: Sperry Top-Siders
Smell: good food
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: AC/DC - Chase the Ace
|Wednesday, November 12th, 2003|
Soundtrack of my Life
OPENING CREDITS: Iron Maiden – Aces High / E.L.P. – Karn Evil 9 (Welcome back my friends)
WAKING UP SCENE: Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick
CHASE/HURRY SCENES: Slayer – War Ensemble
HIGH SCHOOL FLASHBACK SCENE: Steely Dan – Do it Again
NOSTALGIC SCENES: King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black
BITTER/ANGER SCENES: Megadeth – Angry Again
MAD AT FRIENDS SCENES: Metallica – Fight Fire With Fire
PARTING SCENES: A.F.I. - Morningstar
REGRET SCENE: A.F.I. – God Called in Sick Today
FIGHT SCENE: Iron Maiden – The Trooper
NIGHTCLUB/BAR SCENES: Children of Bodom – The Final Countdown
PARTY SCENE: AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
BREAKUP SCENE: Boz Scaggs – It’s Over
SAD/BREAKDOWN SCENES: Hammerfall – The Fallen One
DEATH SCENES: Metallica – Fade to Black
FUNERAL SCENES: Hammerfall – Glory to the Brave
CHEER UP SCENES: Sonata Artica – Kingdom for a Heart
MELLOW SCENES: Pink Floyd - Breathe
DREAM ABOUT SOMEONE SCENES: Jethro Tull - Requiem
FALLING IN LOVE SCENE: Van Halen - Higher
SEX SCENES: Led Zepplin – Stairway to Heaven
PONDER/CONTEMPLATION SCENES: King Crimson - Epitaph
HAPPY FRIENDS SCENES: Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
CLOSING CREDITS: Nirvana – All Apologies
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: The Misfits - Last Caress
|Tuesday, November 4th, 2003|
Video/Computer Game Timeline of my Life
This entry has been inspired by a recent entry made by Steve Phillips.
1st Grade: Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3/Doom, Fury 3
2nd Grade: Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic Spinball, Dr. Robotnick's Mean Bean Machine/Doom 2, Myst
3rd Grade: Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt, R.B.I. Baseball/Ultimate Doom, Quake
4th Grade: N.H.L. 97, W.W.F. Royal Rumble, W.W.F. Wrestle Mania/Final Doom, Quake
5th Grade: V.R. Baseball 98, Final Fantasy 7, Pilot Wings 64, Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, W.C.W vs. the World/Sim City 2000
6th Grade: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Spyro the Dragon, Resident Evil 2, Super Smash Brothers, Final Fantasy 8/Team Fortress Classic, Riven
7th Grade: Rainbow 6, Tekken series, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Banjo Kazooie, N.H.L. 2000/Quake 3
8th Grade: N.H.L. 2001, Rainbow 6 Rogue Spear, Tekken series, Driver, Final Fantasy 5 & 6, Metal Gear Solid
9th Grade: Driver 2, Mobile Suit Gundam, Grand Theft Auto 3, Dynasty Warriors 3/Half-Life series
10th Grade: Metal Gear Solid 2, Kingdom Hearts, Grand Theft Auto Vice City
11th Grade: Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front, Final Fantasy 10, and whatever else catches my fancy.
“Shades of death are all I see,
Fragments of what used to be.
Fragments of what used to be,
Skeletons of Society.”
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Slayer - Skeletons of Society
|Sunday, November 2nd, 2003|
"Diciples of the Watch...Obey!"
For those of you who don't allready, listen to Testament. They are a breath of fresh air from the wave of mediocrity in the American Metal Scene. 90% of all recent American Metal sounds the same; crappy. (With the exception of Shadows Fall.) The only good metal, anymore is coming out of Europe. I reccomend Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom, Hammerfall, Opeth, and In Flames.
I had a great weekend. It was very reminiscing of old times. Rugby was fun, but it was short; too short. By the time we started playing the second game, it got dark instantly. I didn't stick around after rugby with everyone else. Me and Sipio went back to my house and chilled with Brad, Mark and Ron. We hung out in my basement and ate pizza as has been our yearly Halloween tradition. At around 8 Ron randomly got sick and went home. Then at about 9:30 we turned around and saw some random kid looking through my basement window. We went outside to see who it was, but the kid ran. The kid came back a half hour later, but this time there were 2 of them. They split when Mark spotted them through the window again. Sipio was afraid that they would kick the fuckin window in, because that's what happened at Hyrcenko's house a while back. After we went upstairs, George saw them again through his bedroom window. His room looks straight down on the basement window. We all went outside to the place where the kids were, but they were gone. Damn fucking bastards. What kind of flaming homosexual does something like that. My guess is that it was the "Alex" kind, because he's the only person in the neighborhood who's gay enough to do something like that. My suspiscions were fueled when Alex's dad called my house looking for him. Apparently, it wasn't Alex at the window, though, because when his dad found him, he was in another development. O well...whoever it was can fuck off and die.
Saturday was cool. I coached and played hockey, but i lost both games. I didn't mind. I've been in too good of a mood for the last week or so do let it piss me off like it would normally. After hockey, Pat Ford came over. I hadn't hung out with him in soooo long. It was just like old times. We played air hockey and fooseball and listened to Mitch Hedberg. I also introduced Pat to Dimmu Borgir. It was awesome. As I said earlier; just like old times.
Today was good. I pretty much just hung around here all day, and relaxed. That's how I like to spend my Sundays. We also went out to eat for my grandmother's birthday, and that was cool.
This may very well be my last post before I go on vacation. I leave Wednesday, and who knows what the next few days will bring, so I'll say goodbye now. Don't miss me too much!
Current Mood: pleased
Current Music: Testament - Diciples of the Watch
|Thursday, October 30th, 2003|
As of now, all is good in the life of Dave. I'm especially excited because I'm getting really good grades this marking period. This is a huge relief to me because I struggled a little towards the end of last school year. It's good that I'm now finally back on track. I have so much to look forward to. Tomorrow is rugby and then flamini's big Halloween event afterwards. Hockey playoffs start this weekend. Then, on Wed I leave for Florida for our yearly family vacation. It will be awesome, and it couldn't come at a better time, because I desperately need a break from school. The weekend after I get back, me, flamini, sipio, luke, kevin kane, and john are going to a Dimmu Borgir concert. For those of you non-metal fans out there, they're an excellent European Metal band, and one of my personal favorites. I've also just found out that Children of Bodom are gonna be playing as well. (Another kick-ass Euro-metal band.) These bands are the international gods of metal. The show is going to be absolutely amazing!!!!! 2 of our favorite metal bands coming all the way from Scandinavia to play together in a concert. It's sure to be a night to remember!!! Later that week, I leave for Washington D.C. for Princeton Model Congress. That will rule!!! I especially can't wait for. We get home on my birthday, so it will be a perfect birthday present for me to win our school's third straight national title at PMC. Wow, things just keep getting better and better!!! I wish that they would stay this way...
Current Mood: satisfied
Current Music: megadeth - kill the king
|Sunday, October 26th, 2003|
I had an excellent weekend!!! On Friday, rugby rocked socks, as usual. It's the perfect way to start every weekend. Pat Ford went today for the first time. I was really glad to see him finally go because he, like myself, had to be persuaded for over a year to finally go. He saw, as I did and as does everyone else, that once you go to rugby once, you can't stop. You're hooked and have to go every week because it is so much fun. Saturday morning I wanted to sleep late, but I couldn't because I had to coach little kids' roller hockey. I'm not complaining, because I love coaching, but I wanted to rest because I was beat up from rugby and tired from a late night out. Anyway, I led my roller hockey to 5-0!!! Wow, I'm such a great coach hahaha! I could be the next Scotty Bowman. After the game I most superiorly coached, I must have played most superiorly in my game, right?...wrong. We lost to the worst team in the league, which pissed me off to no end because this upset put us out of first place. Damnit. O well...I didn't let it get to me, because it's always fun playing hockey, no matter what. (Well, almost always...) Saturday night was awesome. I went to the Medford Halloween Parade with Meghan, Ashley, and Jenna. It was lots of fun hanging out and all...we didn't watch the parade at all, like we used to in previous years. We stopped at some place on Main Street to eat, then stopped at some place owned by a girl's dad who Meghan knows, and we got free food there. That was cool. We kept periodically running in to groups of kids who were friends with Meghan Ashley and Jenna. At one point we met up with a huge group of like 50-100 people (so big, I couldn't even tell), Meghan Jenna and Ashley seemed to know practically everyone there. Even though I didn't know anyone, I sure as hell didn't mind being surrounded by hot girls! Holy shit, Medford had a much higher percentage of hot girls!!!! Damn...I couldn't get over it...it must be something in the water over there, that gives rise to such a high population of hotties. Wow... After the parade was over, we hung around Main Street for a while, and then went back to Meghan's house. We ordered pizza, jumped on Meghan's trampoline, and watched Old School, which has to be one of the funniest movies ever!!! It's one of those movies where seems like every time you watch it, you notice something new that you never saw before. I went home around 1 and fell asleep. Today I slept till 1 (or 12 rather, now that the clocks are turned back.) I was glad to get some much needed rest. I just stayed and relaxed around the house today, playing video games listening to music, and such. Then I went out to dinner with the fam, which was good. Now it's time to start my homework. Yeah...
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: A.F.I. - Dancing Through Sunday