Wednesday, June 29, 2005

What do I say on a day like today? With the news I got tonight. I just have to smile really wide and restrain myslelf from jummping up and down over and over and over again. Tonight I was told that my freinds band is playing a reunion show in August. This band broken up over 10 years ago. The last time I saw them, i had to leave straight from my high school football game to get there in time to see them start playing. My arm was in a cast and I still danced the night away.
They are also playing with another band that broke up even before them. The two bands that are playing together are Black Train Jack and the Gorilla Biscuts. These two historic bands are getting back together for a benifit to try to keep CBGBs open. There are a bunch of shows going on over the next few months to help CBs. If you are in the should go!
Up until that point in the night, it was more or less a normal day. Did nothing at work, then drove back to philly to see jess. The humidity made it too damn sticky last night. I wanted to sleep but I could not get comfy enough to do so. When I was in middle school, I had a sticker of the first the GB album cover in my locker. I wonder if it is still there!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Today I had to do some work at Pharm Ops, Inc. I am really happy I get to work there again. Most of the time I do not do too much, but when I do have to do work, I am very busy there. The people at Pharm Ops Inc. (my girlfriends parents) have really helped me out in the last year. I have no idea what I would have done without them, since I would have been out of a job the whole year. I worked there from last Aug till the middle of April then came back about a week ago to work the whole summer. During that time there were a ton of boring days, but they were tempered with two trips to Colorado. Colorado was awsome!
I really miss getting to see jess as much as I did while I was teaching, but it is only for a short amount of time. Soon enough I will be living in our apartment all the time.
I got to go mountain biking after work. I love to ride my bike(s) if you have not noticed. I do not get enough saddle time in. I always feel like I am slacking when it comes to riding my bikes. I tend to make up reasons why I can't ride that day, or why I should not. I guess I feel guilty since I do it all the time and talk about it more.
I went riding near the Lackawana state forest. It was on a trail that is normally used for snowmobiling. It was pretty rough, and there were a ton of down trees. I had a hike a bike experience out there. I wish there were more land available to Mountain bikers, but I guess I have to work at that with land owners and governments. The land that I was riding on is VERY light use. It may get heavy use in the fall with hunting season, but besides that, you will hardly ever find anyone else out on those trails, but they are closed to Mtn. Bikes. There are tons of arguments for and against riding bikes on state land, but it is a simple case of using the trails when they are fit, fixing them when they are damaged by weather or users, and making proper trails with good sight lines that do not endanger hikers, equestrians, or other bikers.
Mountain bike companies spend oceans of money to make bikes go fast and to advertise that as well. This helps the Mountain bike commnity be drawing people in, but conversly, it scares people away. Some people are very afraid of the idea of going too fast on a bike. Some people also belive that you need to be blazing through the woods on your bike. I love to go fast as hell, but often times, I would rather look for wildlife, or just enjoy the day.
Enough of my shared use rant for the day.
The rest of my day I spent just kind of hanging out. I went to my parents house and talked to some of my friends online. Then went over to my friends apartment. Megan, Kyle, and Justin live above the bar that Justin co-owns. It is always a good time hanging out with them. Kyle has been one of my best friends since I was in 4th grade, and is probably the funniest person alive. I have known Megan since I was in Kindergarten (she is the little sister to one of my friends from back then), and she is always good for comic releif.
After I got home from their apartment, my mom cut my hair. We did it at like 12am! It was so damn hot that she ended up just shaving my head instead of giving me some style. I like to have my head shaved, since there is less work trying to keep up with it.
Enough for today.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Back to work is never fun, but what are you going to do? This Monday was a little bit better than every other Monday I work in Jersey, since I didnt have to drive to work! I was already at jess's parents house, so I took a ride in with her mom. Saves on gas for me! All I did was go to work

Friday, June 24, 2005

Had to work in jersey today. I stayed at jess's parents house last night. After work I stopped and got some softserve at a place along my commute. It surly makes the commute go by better when there is icecream involved! I def want to make a movie about ice cream stands. You know everyone you go to has the same girls working there. Each of them has a position or a characater she plays for the summer, or her time working there. There is always the jock, the slut, the fat one, the one who wants to be different, the boy who is really trying to get some, the really smart one, the rich one, and a few others thrown in for good measure. My movie would totally follow them through their year from the closing of the icecream stand in September to the opening of it in April or whatever. It would be so much fun. Next time you stop to pick up soft serve...check it out and you will see what I mean.

Friday night we went to see Batman Begins in the IMAX theater. Def go see it there! It is totally worth it. It is a great place to see a movie, esp one this good. I am not even really a fan of dark movies, but this one was amazing.