Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Out. Of. Control.

Yeah. Jordan wasn't even drunk when she made me this. At least we came up with a new way to discourage the new freshmen from causing a ruckus on our Southness!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

I hope, your majesty, that you like your position

Here are some more amusing quizzes that will reveal to you an even deeper level of my innermost psyche...ummm, yeah.

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you can get or discard anytime. You're feeling self centered.

What Are The Keys To Your Heart?

You Should Learn Swedish

Fantastisk! You're laid back about learning a language - and about life in general.
Peaceful, beautiful Sweden is ideal for you... And you won't even have to speak perfect Swedish to get around!
What Language Should You Learn?

Your Hidden Talent
You have the power to persuade and influence others.
You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.
The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.
Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!

What's Your Hidden Talent?

You Are an Indie Rocker!

You are in it for the love of the music...
And you couldn't care less about being signed by a big label.
You're all about loving and supporting music - not commercial success.
You may not have the fame and glory, but you have complete control of your career.
What Kind of Rocker Are You?

Your Kissing Purity Score: 43% Pure

You're not one to kiss and tell...

But word is, you kiss pretty well.
Kissing Purity Test

You are dignified, spiritual, and wise.
Always unsatisfied, you constantly try to better yourself.
You are also a seeker of knowledge and often buried in books.

You tend to be philosophical, looking for the big picture in life.
You dream of inner peace for yourself, your friends, and the world.
A good friend, you always give of yourself first.

The World's Shortest Personality Test

Your Summer Anthem is Speed of Sound by Coldplay

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.

You're out of your mind this summer, in a good way.

What's Your 2005 Summer Anthem?

You Are 33% American
America: You don't love it or want to leave it.
But you wouldn't mind giving it an extreme make over.
On the 4th of July, you'll fly a freak flag instead...
And give Uncle Sam a sucker punch!

How American Are You?

You Are a Soy Latte

At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed

At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky

You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn't cutting it

Your caffeine addiction level: medium
What Kind of Coffee Are You?

Your Career Type: Artistic

You are expressive, original, and independent.
Your talents lie in your artistic abilities: creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art.

You would make an excellent:

Actor - Art Teacher - Book Editor
Clothes Designer - Comedian - Composer
Dancer - DJ - Graphic Designer
Illustrator - Musician - Sculptor

The worst career options for your are conventional careers, like bank teller or secretary.
What's Your Ideal Career?

You Are A Fig Tree

You are very independent and strong minded.

A hard worker when you want to be, you play hard too.

You are honest and loyal. You hate contradiction or arguments.

You love life, and you live for your friends, children, and animals.

A great sense of humor, artistic talent, and intelligence are all gifts you possess.

What is Your Celtic Horoscope?

Friday, July 22, 2005

And the paparazzi strikes again!

Here we have a rare glimpse of that elusive creature, Jeff, in his natural habitat. Clearly he's on the hunt for his main source of sustenance: liquor!

Once again, John King, has proven himself worthy of...well, I'm still thinking of something good. In any case, I really think this is the only photo of Jeff that anyone ever managed to nab all year.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

All I wanna do is get drunk here with you

No, I'm actually not really that much of a drunk. However, you may get that (false) idea when you see this next set of photos, three of which I have courtesy of my good friend, John King, and his online photo album. The last two belong to a separate set of events and were taken by yours truly.

Me and Boston (Mike)! What a pimp...

Randy, Dana, me, and Boston -- God I look drunk...I don't even remember being even remotely drunk that night. And don't ask what was going on when that picture was taken, because I honestly couldn't tell you. ;-P

Me and my (almost empty) best friend for the night, Corona.

My hetero lifemate, Jordan (and Marilyn Monroe, though she and I have no special affiliation)!

Deer-in-the-headlights Steve! My camera gave the photo this weird, trippy, warped look. I like it.

Monday, July 18, 2005

So I look to my Eskimo friend

Wow. You have no idea how much this means for me.
I remember it well,
The first time that I saw
Your head 'round the door,
'Cause mine stopped working.

I remember it well.
There was wet in your hair.
I was stood in stare
And time stopped moving.

Want you here tonight, want you here,
'Cause I can't believe what I found.
Want you here tonight, want you here.
Nothing is taking me down, down, down.

I remember it well--
Taxied out of a storm
To watch you perform,
And my ships were sailing.

I remember it well.
I was stood in your line,
And your mouth, your mouth, your mouth...

Want you here tonight, want you here,
'Cause I can't believe what I found.
Want you here tonight, want you here.
Nothing is taking me down, down, down...

...Except you, my love.

-- Damien Rice, "I Remember" (first half)

Saturday, July 16, 2005

It's really all about the moments

I think I figured out most of what I want to say earlier.
I've been doing a lot of thinking -- re-evaluating -- lately. Sometimes, some of the things I find in myself, I've become disgusted with -- ashamed of, even. I think on last night and how I wasted $20 on some cheap thrill, and the next morning I wake up after five hours of sleep and realize how stupid I am, and how ashamed I am of myself. I honestly don't know where all this is coming from all of a sudden. Mostly, I regret wasting all that money. I need it.
It's so hard to balance small town with city life. You have two different kinds of people telling you two completely different things, and you can't please either side. It's hard to determine what you should keep and what you should throw out.
Maybe this small town's just gotten to me. Maybe when I get back to school, I'll feel like I did before. Right now, I just feel like I don't have any of the answers, and they won't just appear and make me like those parts of myself again so I can go on being happy and content with who I am.

Monday, July 11, 2005

I love you so much, it hurts when I pee

I can't remember where I heard that from, but apparently it's originally from a bunch of spoof valentines put out by the British government last year to spread the word about some of the dangers of risky (unprotected) sex. What a turn-on.
This, however, was from a recent conversation with Scott.
Me: You know what I don't get? Mormons are all about polygamy, and yet they have those rules about how to resist the temptation of masturbation.
Scott: Well, they're an organized religion; they dont have to make sense.
And here's a random thought I've been brewing up for the past few weeks.
Bands are just like relationships. A group of people with common interests meet and find they each have something promising to bring to the table. They get together for a few initial jam sessions ("dates," "hookup periods," etc.) and then, after awhile, decide to become a band ("couple"). It lasts awhile, with ups and downs, and those involved form deep bonds with one another. If they're lucky, they'll go on with each other for the rest of their lives. If not (as is most often the case), they'll go through a series of fights and break up. Some will move on and get together with others, and some will give up entirely and move on to pursue entirely different interests.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Boys and girls, welcome to this joy ride

So long, Astoria.
We found a map to buried treasure.
Even if we come home empty-handed,
We'll still have our stories of battlescars,
Pirate ships, and wounded hearts,
Broken bones, and all the best of friendships.
And when this hourglass has filtered out its final grain of sand,
I'll raise my glass to the memories we had.
This is my wish.
I'm taking it back.
I'm taking them all back.

- The Ataris, "So Long, Astoria"

Friday, July 01, 2005

I can still hear you when you dream

Staring right back in the face,
A memory can't be erased.
I know because I've tried.
Start to feel the emptiness
And everything I'm going to miss.
I know that I can't hide.

All this time is passing by.
I think it's time to just move on.

When you come back down,
If you land on your feet,
I hope you find a way to make it back to me.
When you come around,
I'll be there for you.
You don't have to be alone with what you're going through.

Start to breathe and fake a smile.
It's all the same after awhile.
I know that you are tired,
Carrying the ones you lost,
A picture frame with all the thoughts
I know you hold inside.

I hope that you can find your way back
To the place where you belong.

You're coming back down.
(You say you feel lost; can I help you find it?)
When you come around
(From time to time we all are blinded).
You're coming back down.
(You don't have to tell me what you're feeling.)
I know what you're going through.
I won't be the one that lets go of you.

- Lifehouse, "Come Back Down"