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Apr. 20th, 2006 | 11:23 pm
music: yellowcard

remember to vote on may 2nd...

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Mar. 26th, 2006 | 10:02 pm
mood: enthralled

I swear a movie with a ton of great quotes is Tombstone. All-around a great movie, especially for someone for me who doesn't watch "westerns" very often. So yea, my labtop crashed a week ago today and is currently being completely re-installed and wiped clean. I'm on my parents' computer. I'm really not too mad anymore. Our rabbit is the cutest thing in the world. We let it run around the house and when i lay down to pet it, it just sits like a dog and then rubs up against you for more if you step petting her. I think we are signing the lease for the house on Tuesday. That is going to be the best thing in the world. We are going to have so many parties. Most importantly, I am back to being like a 5 minute walk from campus. Yay college.

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spring break

Mar. 19th, 2006 | 02:09 pm
mood: peacefulpeaceful
music: Van Halen

I really enjoyed my break.  It was nice get some sun and warm weather in North Carolina last weekend, even if I had to be doing the drum corps thing the entire time I was outside.  I have totally got to do everything I wanted this break.  A little subbing action for some $, get stuff done for school (actually, while I was subbing), see friends on break, and spend tons of time with Becca.  Thursday night I went to Broad Ripple and hung out at the Marian College rec. room with Ward, Matt Cummins, and George Noah.  It was so hilarious and a blast.  This weekend I spent a bunch of time with Becca downtown and just hanging around Avon and that was incredible, as usual.  Last night I went to BW's with Jett, Ward, and Andy Taylor and watched Gonzaga crush IU.  We were there for like 2 1/2 or 3 hours!  

So I am calculating the weeks left until finals.  6 weeks and then a week and a day of finals.  Should be most excellent.  I am so done with school and ready for May.  I don't have one of my classes all week so I am done at 1 pm on Tuesday/Thursday today.  Freaking sweet.  It's not that I don't like college, I just really like not being there... if that makes any sense.  I think I am going to change my cell phone ring because it is annoying the crap out of me lately.  Probably because I have gotten a lot of calls that wake me up.  So loud and annoying Nutcracker music.  Taco Hut, whatever.

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Mar. 5th, 2006 | 02:07 pm

Your Political Profile

Overall: 60% Conservative, 40% Liberal

Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

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it's late

Mar. 1st, 2006 | 11:46 pm
mood: peacefulpeaceful

Well, this sociology test was significantly easier seeing as how I actually went to the review session. Awesome. I was elected Fraternity Education Officer (FEO) of my fraternity for the 06-07 school year. Pretty much that means I am the guy in charge of educating the Rush class about what our fraternity is about and then consequently hazing them. Just kidding. I went downtown tonight to Rock Bottom with Kassie, Trent, and Brett for Brett's birthday. Pretty cool, but I had to leave early to get to a meeting. Chili there is not that great. Today did not get nearly as warm as was advertised and I was pretty cold all day seeing as how I wore shorts. I don't really think I am giving anything up for lent rather than I am trying to be smarter with my money, eating healthier, and running more frequently. I really think those are all products of realizing I have no money and it's warm so I should get in shape again. Only 2 classes tomorrow. Score. We are playing drumset in percussion class, which is so awesome. I feel like I have all the time in the world this week, it's probably because I am not behind in anything. I have just been getting stuff done when I get it and I am anti-stressed. It's really pretty amazing. It's weird I'm up this late because the past week I have been getting in bed around 10. Still don't really know where I'm living next year. Bedtime.

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let's show them what we're made of

Feb. 26th, 2006 | 12:31 pm
music: switchfoot - let that be enough

I am so sick of this stuff. I swear all we do in my family is argue. My sister always talks about how she is a grown up and is moving to Dallas and then my Dad always answers with "why don't you really grow up and get a better paying job and move out?" and then she plays the "God is calling me to Texas" card and tells us that we aren't real Christian people. If God was really calling her to Texas, she would have gotten a REAL teaching job or she would pick up a 2nd job to help pay her to move down there. Faith is not a substitute for laziness and relying on others to take care of you. I just hate that I ALWAYS am supposed to be the voice of reason. I have no idea what I am doing in my life next year. Am I really going to get this apartment with Matt? I can't believe it's like my last year of college before student teaching. What is my life going to be life outside of school? I don't even know what I want. I hate that drum corps is my "escape" from stuff. I miss out on so many things but I get away from the bullshit. I just want the weather to be warm and to be completely secure in my relationships with all my friends and family and be able to go outside and just play at the park all day. Then I would just stay up and go and lay on the deck and watch the stars and the moon and not have any worries in the world. Maybe I'm being selfish. Blah blah blah I know my problems are minute to people dealing with cancer or something but they are still real.

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Feb. 18th, 2006 | 01:53 pm
mood: happyhappy
music: Early November

So, I am not going to be living at home next year.  I love my parents, but I missed out on a ton of on campus stuff and aspects of being with friends by living here this semester.  I talked to my mom and dad about helping me pay rent for an apartment or house next year and they are really supportive, which is nice.  I am glad I lived on campus last year and living at home was nice because I feel like I saved my parents some serious cash.  I might be living with Matt and some guys from Marian in Eagle Creek or maybe closer to Butler.  I am a little skeptical about the area around Butler because there has been 6 break-ins/vandalisms since the beginning of the semester...  I'm not too keen on getting my windshield bashed in.  I'm not doing a recital this year either.  It's a huge relief because neither me or Trent had any place planned and it was starting to stress me out.  Oh well. 

Last night I had a symphonic band concert...  It went pretty bad but I expected that.  I do not enjoy that ensemble at all.  After that I went to Marian to hang out with Matt.  We played Mario Kart in some guy's room with a ton of people for a couple hours and we all went to Steak N' Shake.  Yoshi is UNSTOPPABLE on the fast tracks, by the way.  I laughed so much, it was awesome.  It was really fun to meet a group of olike 10 people and feel totally comfortable around them within hours even though they have known each other for over 6 months.  I slept in at Matt's til like 11:30.  

Alright, well I still haven't showered/brushed teeth/done homework.  I rule, I know. 

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lasting impression

Feb. 7th, 2006 | 07:34 pm
mood: accomplished
music: smashing pumpkins

Something I noticed is a lot of times tasks seem really monumental until you just go out and do them. Like I had a ton of stuff to get done before the weekend but I pretty much got it all done before 7PM tonight, when I thought I'd be stressing over this all weekend. Weird. I find that it is easy to build stuff up in your head but I really just need to deal with it and do it.

So, as many of you know, I have been playing flute for about 7 months now and I totally suck at it. I have been on oboe for like 2 1/2 months and here was what my Professor said to me today in my woodwind class. "hmm... well you are doing pretty good at oboe. when you take your playing test on thursday you are probably going to pass... how many instruments do we have left this semester? oh man. uhh, play your E Major scale (because of the alternate left pinky Eb thing... right Tom?)... ok, that was good. you pass." WTF!? That class. Nuts.

I totally feel that sometimes I live weekend to weekend.

Crown camp this weekend. We're getting the opener, which sounds really cool. I'm excited about going, not too thrilled about leaving my house at 5:30 AM on Friday and driving back Sunday night to Butler getting there around 1 AM. This is the last time this year that I will have to deal with missing stuff for camp and coming home at weird times like that. It's weird that next year is the last year I am eligable to march. I mean, I think I am ready to age out... As much as I love the activity, I would really love to stay home for a summer and just be stupid because I really don't remember what it feels like to be on summer break.

If this is going to be my "insightful" entry, I noticed that things ALWAYS seem to work themselves out. I mean seriously, when I think back to everything is recent memory that really was a hard time for me, it all worked out in the end. Not saying that things always went the way I planned or wanted them to. There just always to be a reason for the great and not-so-great aspects of life. And really, I am glad that I didn't always have it my way either. As rough as some things are, they always make me a better person or more able to deal with a similar situation down the road. Something like that. Yea.

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Jan. 26th, 2006 | 04:44 pm
music: the starting line

I got a gig for Easter Sunday that is going to be like a $400-450 pay day. I get $120 per service for 3 services and then $25 per rehearsal for unknown number of rehearsals... probably not many because I think we are just doing easy church music. But yea, that's going to be huge for me. I'm so happy I can play trumpet.

I think I am going to just sit around and play video games until Eric's lesson because I haven't done that since Christmas Break. Just a little tired of always needing to do something. I think 7-UP is the most underrated carbonated beverage on the planet.

iTunes Music Store is addicting. I have only bought 4 songs but I am tempted to buy more. It's really cool though because I remember when I had Napster or WinMx and downloaded songs and it took like 45 minutes and this iTunes thing takes maybe 10 seconds. I totally B.S.'d my way through a class today where I forgot my book. So happy tomorrow is Friday. I love weekends. School is really not as bad as I perceived it to be. Busy, yes... but atleast it's really fun. Rush for Sinfonia is about to start and that is going to be a ton of fun. Alright, video game time.

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just watch out for the guns, they'll get ya

Jan. 11th, 2006 | 03:57 pm

Today was ultimate fun. I was a substitute gym teacher at AIS West. Seriously all I did today was play King Pin Dodgeball with 5th and 6th graders and play basketball on prep. I almost felt bad taking money to do it. So I really didn't play very much because I thought it would be unfair. I really just played referee except once and a while if a team was down real low. I came in the game with 1 pin left for us and 2 girls on our team v.s. 10 and 2 pins for them. I drilled 4 boys in a row and then had a slow roller to knock down a pin and then flipping destroyed the other pin with the cannon that is my arm. That was all fun but I really did play after that... except I was going to and I was really just sitting on the sidelines waiting and aiming for a pin. Out of NOWHERE there was a girl's head and I had already released a heater that smacked her in the face. Point blank. I felt real bad but she laughed it off. Then I really didn't feel so bad because it was freaking hilarious.

I woke up at 6 this morning and went to McDonalds to eat breakfast by myself. I don't know why really. It was yummy but now I am really tired because I usually wake up at noon.

My parents are on this "let's eat at home all the time" kick so for the past like 4 or 5 nights I have had that stuff or leftovers of that. I think we are having spaghetti tonight. Not that I don't like spaghetti, I just don't really like my mom's spaghetti. I know it sounds mean and realistically it probably is pretty good, I am just tired of the way she has cooked it for the past 19 years. I wouldn't mind going out tonight or ordering it and bringing hoome. Maybe she'll be like "oh, i dont feel like cooking tonight"... that would be great. I love my mom though, I really do.

So I embarked on the journey into the infinite beyond that is MySpace. It is ok. Honestly I was expecting more. Between this, that, and Facebook it is going to be hard to keep up. I probably won't really do the Facebook thing anymore. Well, I am probably going to go nap before Eric gets here for his lesson.

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