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Tuesday, August 5th, 2003
9:00 pm
I don't really use this journal anymore (I'm planning to switch to Blogger soon), but I feel the need to post the link to this discussion if for no other reason than that it contains more posts by me then anywhere else on LiveJournal, my own journal included. Hooray.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/christianity/685622.html

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Friday, January 31st, 2003
10:52 pm - WHAT.

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Saturday, January 25th, 2003
3:00 pm - dick laurent is dead
Lost Highway. Hmm.
Mulholland Dr. was bewildering, I admit, but once I read its E2 Writeup, things started falling into place and I actually think I understand it. Lost Highway, on the other hand, is still a twisted mass of plotlines and interchanging characters that defies explanation. It was interesting, at least.

current mood: blah

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Friday, January 24th, 2003
2:26 pm - friendly machine
I found out I won a gold key for my writing portfolio in the Scholastic Writing Awards. Woo. I probably won't get to nationals again, though... This thing was really thrown together at the last minute. I think the idea was to put in works that show a consistant style and voice... the truth is that my works are about as scattered as it gets. Over the past year I've gone through a million different interests and phases when it comes to my writing... I find it sort of dull to just stay with one style.
Anyway, I think the awards ceremony's in February. Yet another thing to add to my calendar.

current mood: blah

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2003
1:34 pm - zilla
Final Destination is probably the worst film I've seen in the past few months. I was expecting so much more from Morgan and Wong from their work on the X-files, but instead it was just a generic teen horror movie that made some uninspired attempts to sound like it was being intellectual.
Feh.

current mood: blah

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003
8:14 pm - auo?
I sincerely hope that the following image is not representative of the NYU freshman orientation week:




If so, I wonder if it would be against university policy to stab myself in the stomach while on campus.

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7:26 pm - Gah...
This is the most utterly insane thing in the universe. Not surprisingly, it's quite David Lynch-esque. It's hosted on a friend's server, but since I don't think anyone reads this journal, I figure it won't matter too much if I post a link here:


Rejected




Very. Odd. Indeed.

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Tuesday, January 21st, 2003
7:13 pm - traffic
Christ, LiveJournal really blows. I can't even see the entry I just posted... the damned thing just times out every time I click on something. This is just how I remember it too... It seems like they could have upgraded their servers in the past six months, but I guess not.

I have the next two days off thanks to exemptions, thank god. Now I have time to watch all those TV shows I'll never get around to watching.

current mood: frustrated

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7:06 pm - manzanita
I'm going to actually start updating this now. I swear... kinda.

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Monday, July 1st, 2002
9:32 pm - fore
Man, I'm exausted. I hiked all afternoon at Gifford Pinchot, after forgetting to bring any water. Fun. Then, going back home and finding that my GPS unit had arrived, I couldn't resist the temptation to go out and try it. So I picked the nearest geocache to my house and set out looking for it. I eventually got it, though I'll bet I looked really suspicious wandering around looking under rocks with a GPS reciever.

current mood: tired

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2002
10:26 pm - residence
I had the craziest lucid dream experience this morning. I mean, normally, the moment I become aware that I'm dreaming is the moment at which I begin to lose the dream... It kind of slides away and becomes just a regular image in my mind, and not an actual interactive environnment. But this time it was totally different... I'm only going to tell you about a small part, because there was a hell of a lot of strange and disturbing stuff that makes me think that perhaps cloves do strange things to the mind... or maybe it's just some kind of Vicodin withdrawal symptom. Anyway, the dream's setting was in some kin d of mall... There were a lot of shops and people, balconies and fountains, and so forth. I remember walking through the place, suddenly realizing that it was all a dream. Instead of waking up, though, I just stayed there... I started talking out loud to myself, since I knew that none of the people there really existed, so they would think I was really strange by doing it. I was trying to go through the logical process of finding the flaws and points of interest in the setting. Unfortunately I don't remember a lot of it, however one thing I recall specifically is walking up one of the stairways onto a balcony, and expressing amazement at how detailed the setting was. I looked over to my right, and noted that there was even chipping paint on the metal banister of the stairs. Despite the fact that I know they probably weren't there in the image until I looked for them specifically, I still find it really fascinating. It was a really incredible experience, and one that I've never had before. I wonder if it'll happen again.

current mood: tired

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2002
11:14 pm - ok
So, what happened lately? Hmm. I went back to the oral surgeon because my mouth still hurt like hell, and apparently I had two 'dry sockets', so they packed them with cloves... stuff. Yep, cloves... the herb. I'm not sure whether they're actual clove leaves or just gauze treated with them... I know absolutely nothing about them. What I do know is that now my mouth tastes like cloves twenty-four hours a day. And I have to go back tomorrow to get them replaced, and again the next day, and the next day, and again until sometime next week.
Oh, and Megan seems to not be speaking to me ever since I expressed my views on Creationism. I think she is, anyway... I'm not totally sure because I haven't yet spoken to her about it.

current mood: depressed

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Monday, June 24th, 2002
11:06 pm - transfer
I've never really figured out the best way to use this journal. The main reason I'm keeping it on the Internet, in public, is because I can't stay committed to doing it just for myself. It helps to know other people are reading it, and that encourages me to keep writing new stuff. On the other hand, there are lots of things I want to say that I don't really want to get out. Not really personal stuff about me, mind you... I don't have a lot of secrets (only one or two big ones ;) ). But I'd rather not risk offending someone by talking about them here in a way they might not like. It's tough to avoid that, though, because one's life really revolves entirely around the people they interact with, so... hmm. I'll have to think about this some more.

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8:57 pm - waiting line
Man, I have no idea what to write about. Today was just really boring. On NullMOO we had a debate about creationism versus evolution, which didn't really end well, considering Megan's a devoted Christian. I have yet to see how this will resolve.
Anyway, other than that, I'm pretty much just sitting around, waiting to feel good enough to get off the Vicodin so I can actually go out and do stuff again. I keep trying to get myself to do some writing, but it's just not happening. I've run out of ideas.

current mood: grumpy

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Sunday, June 23rd, 2002
11:58 pm
Here's an interesting link for you:
http://www.silophone.net

Someone set up a speaker and a microphone in a massive silo, and hooked it up as a live internet broadcast. Now anyone can go on and play sounds over the speaker. It's like EAX done in the most incredibly cumbersome way possible.

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10:08 pm
Just thought I'd start a list of 'Worst AOL Screennames I've Ever Seen', because there are a large abundance of them in the religious chatrooms, including:

PrematureOrgodsm
Ultrajesus666
Maaaameeee
GopherTort
Psalms 103 vs 12

More to come, I'm sure.

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Saturday, June 22nd, 2002
10:39 pm
chris: Oh shit, I lied unknownlingy to my girlfriend.
Spydre2098: How'd that happen?
chris: I told her Linkin Park wasn't nominated for any awards at the MMVA, but they were.

Wow, talk about relationship problems.

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10:35 pm - Aim.
I can barely concentrate on what I'm typing. Man, I swear, I'm getting off this stuff soon. I wanted to go hiking at Pinchot on Monday, but that's probably not going to happen. Even if I wasn't totally spaced out, I have to take my brother to his orthodontist appointment, convieniently scheduled in the very middle of the day. Man, I never thought this thing would take up so much time.

current mood: lonely

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2:48 pm - undernourished ego
Christ, my jaw hurts like hell. I woke up at 6 this morning feeling even worse than I do now. They warned me about this... they said in 48 hours, I'd be in major pain. I didn't believe them... I mean, I was feeling perfectly fine yesterday. But it just all came back today. At least I have the Vicodin. I'm starting to see why that stuff is addictive. Still, though, it's keeping me from driving, so I don't plan on getting hooked.
I saw two movies yesterday. Black Hawk Down is probably one of the best movies of the year. Not Another Teen Movie, on the other hand, is most likely the single worst film ever produced. They contrasted in a very interesting way. No, I don't mean that. I'd actually like to erase the latter from my memory, which is quite easy, since it exists as an AVI file on my hard drive.

My Dad rules. He just went out and got me a TV and VCR to use with my video editing studio. He also picked up the X-files season 5, and a few other DVDs. It's great when you're feeling like crap, and all of a sudden everyone wants to do nice stuff for you. I just wish it could happen without the whole 'feeling like crap' part.

current mood: listless

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Friday, June 21st, 2002
8:58 am
Well, I'm actually going to try to start doing what I said I'd do, and update my journal for once. Thing is, I just got my driver's license, so now I'm actually doing stuff other than sitting around in front of my computer all day. But, for now, at least, I don't have much else to do.
The main reason for that, actually, is that I just got my wisdom teeth out yesterday. It was fun... I remember I couldn't stop laughing when they gave me the drugs before fully sedating me. Of course, now it hurts like hell. I have a Vicodin prescription, but strangely enough that's not helping a lot. Oh well... at least this gives me an actual excuse not to do anything for once.

current mood: sedated

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