www.neil.blog memo to myself. do the dumb things i gotta do. touch the puppet head.

November 20, 2005

somewhat recently:

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Art exhibition type thing last night, completely bizarre. The first exhibit I saw was people eating rice in front of a projector screen with fucking on it. Time lapse photography, lights, goldfish bowls, scavenger hunt, mock political survey, man masturbating to the beat of a pendulum. Certainly, Sir played. I’m so glad I got to see them. Free buffet.

I get high and go to the movies.

Harry Potter review: Emma Watson is hot. Voldemort’s fetus was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. I almost cried when Cedric died.

Chicken Little review: worst movie of all time.

Rene and I went to McDonald’s and she asked if they still had the “chicken dinner.” We went to Boston to see Rooney and missed them. Left before we had to endure the All-American Rejects.

Crystalyn and I got addicted to cigarettes :(:( but we got to ride the T for free, because we didn’t have change.

I gave blood and then couldn’t walk without falling down for a couple hours.

Went to Boston and drank with Emily.

Me and Rod got carded at Tortilla Sam’s. BYOB WTF

November 8, 2005

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Hello. Things are going swimmingly. I’m picking out classes for next semester and it’s kind of nervewracking, especially since I’m a freshman, by the time I go to register the classes I want might be filled? I have a tentative schedule picked out though, and if I can get it, it would make my life. I’m nervous about the future but I think it will be fun. Some literature (intro & american); basic music class; intro to logic; photography I. All afternoon classes, nothing on Friday.

I’m still intrigued every day by the beauty of autumn; I don’t know why I never noticed it before, the other 17 times I’ve seen this season come around. I enjoy waking up and driving to school, especially if my car is warm from sitting in the sun, and I don’t have to rush. The little things.

Tonight was Gratitude at the Axis. Drove in, made it to Boston, then I took a wrong turn (or 9) and ended up in Chelsea, nowhere near our intended destination. A Burger King, a bridge, and walking in circles to find the T stop, and eventually we got there. It was such a great show. I can’t even tell you. I haven’t smiled that hard at a concert in forever. “Lukewarm” is a wonderful song.

Sometimes I feel like I want a girlfriend but I’m really just too lazy to find one.

October 31, 2005

i’m really tired.

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I’m thinking about leaving Winamp and switching to iTunes. Also considering replacing my Rio Karma with an iPod.

BRIEF SURVEY: What program do you use to play music, and what MP3 player do you own? Why did you choose these?

Yeah, great everyone, I’m glad you got an extra hour of sleep last night. Too bad it fucking gets dark at 5pm. This sucks.

Saw the New Amsterdams on Saturday night. Such a good show. Check them out on this tour if you get a chance.

Parties tomorrow? I’m working til 9 and need something to do. plz advise

October 19, 2005

i will follow you into the dark..

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Another COMPLAINING ABOUT COLLEGE post. I HATE COLLEGE. I don’t think I’m doing this again next year. There is only 1 class that I like, and I’m not even learning anything.. I just like it.

Right now I’m supposed to be writing some “letter to the editor” for my english class, but I don’t want to do it because there is NO POINT. I’m not learning anything by doing it. FUCK what is this, high school?

Oh yeah, I’m the Business Manager for the school paper.. I have to organize all this advertising stuff, and invoice people, and do budgeting, and I’m really backed up and I’m afraid people are going to hate me.

I just want to sit here and listen to gangsta rap. And spoon with someone.

Death Cab last night was awesome. They seriously played every song I ever wanted them to play, including Photobooth and I Was A Kaliedoscope, which made me think of Rachel because 3 years ago before we really knew each other, she told me to download that song and then we hung out and listened to it and it was the first time we hung out. I love Rachel. Went with Rene, Eric L, and his girlfriend. Met up with Tiel between sets. It was a good time.

SO GOOD, in fact, that Crystalyn and I are attending Death Cab’s performance in Providence this weekend. I’m excited because, though I don’t miss Death Cab, I dearly miss Crystalyn and can’t wait for Saturday.

October 17, 2005

quote of the weekend: “dude.. that kid, your friend tony, he’s a clown.” -my brother

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I skipped my English class on Friday because it’s pointless and we just watch movies that don’t relate to anything. I want to LEARN. This isn’t high school, where I was HAPPY if we watched The Sandlot every week for no reason. I’m taking an English Comp class so I can learn how to write, but nothing has happened so far.

Sakura Tokyo for lunch with Sean, ice skating with fun kids, then Friday’s. The town was mostly flooded Saturday, some cars and houses underwater, my neighbor’s basement was flooded about 4′ and there were firetrucks everywhere and there was no way into town. Luckily, FEMA wasn’t involved in the cleanup in any way. And it finally stopped raining after an entire week, and the sun came out, and when I saw it I wanted to call Crystalyn to tell her but my phone wouldn’t work.

Sean got me on the guest list for the Reggie/Alkaline Trio/My Chemical Romance show, and NOBODY could come with me, so I took my little brother Ryan. He had a blast, and it made me feel like a good big brother, for once. I WISH I HAD A BIG BROTHER THAT WOULD DO FUN STUFF WITH ME. Met up with TonyJ, he was quite the entertainer. It was so weird seeing Reggie open for My Chem and having kids around me be like “who the fuck is this band,” when 3 years ago it was the exact opposite. I’M NOT INFERRING ANYTHING ABOUT THE SCENE, I’m just saying it’s strange to .. NEVERMIND.

Oh yeah, I HATE IT when a band says WOW I LOVE COMING TO (city name), THIS IS THE BEST FUCKING SHOW ALL TOUR, because SHUT UP we know you’re just saying that.

August 18, 2005

“no.. it’s my dad’s car, i had no idea it wasn’t inspected”

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Warped Tour was muddy. Sean was pissed about that, and we left. Waste of a day, and I didn’t get to see any of the bands I had wanted to. And apparently there were a lot of people there that could have driven me home, but I couldn’t find any of them. Ugh.

Nikki came back from Colorado and brought me a keychain and a Snoop Dogg cd.

I got pulled over tonight for the first time.. with 7 people in the car.. and an expired inspection sticker.. and no seatbelts except for mine. And the cops let us go and told me to buy a minivan. Then we cruised Main St blasting GASOLINA and The Faint, and having a dance party, and founds some sk8rz, and hung out with them for a while and played frisbee in the middle of a 5-lane road.

Crystalyn gets mega-namedropped.

My grandfather gets namedropped big time for sending me a $500 check in the mail today with a note saying that I should use it to help pay for a laptop for school. ROCK.

I miss Jolene THX.

August 7, 2005

recently

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Had a 6am encounter with a dude in Dunkin Donuts who was holding the door for me.
guy: hi
me: mornin’
guy: how are you
me: decent. new pants?
guy: yes actually they are, how could you tell?
me: tag’s still on the back
guy: SHIT REALLY? fuck. shit. THIS SUCKS. oh well, thanks for telling me.

Working every day. 9-5. It’s not really that bad, except a lot of times I just get home and sleep. Last week, interviewed Taproot, and 30 Seconds to Mars, Jared Leto’s band. In conclusion, the bassist from Taproot is kind of clueless, and Jared Leto loves us and I hate transcribing interviews.

I forget what else I did last week.

IHOP on Friday with Sean. Olive Garden with kids that night. We all rule. So does the bread there. Then Kirsten’s party, that was fun. Even though I looked less 80’s and more like I shop at the Salvy. Fun people there. Yay. Went to Kirsten’s, stayed up all night (almost). Woke up at 6 and went to Maine with my aunt. Cousin’s wedding. Yay relatives. Good salmon. Danced with my mom. Made a terrible face in every picture taken. Cousins and I (minus joe) fled the reception and found ourselves drinking beers on the side of the road. I hate beer. I like Maine.

Drove my grandfather’s minivan home from Maine because he had a breakdown, or something, nobody actually told me why I was driving. Something about a flat tire and Wal-Mart. Now after driving four-and-a-half hours, I’m tired and am going to play Half Life and go to sleep. thx4reading

July 28, 2005

rockin the plastic like a man from the catskills!

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my grandmother: I bought that CD by that band The Decemberists you told me about, I really like it. They’re weird. For once you listened to something that isn’t total crap.
me: That’s good, I’m glad you liked it.
grandmother: Now how about that band, what do you call them, Green Day. Are they any good? What are they, that rock and roll crap?

My hand is almost bleeding from so many dood guys giving me high-fives!
Don’t listen to whatever Sean tells you. We went to OAR last night and he loved it. Okay, maybe not. But I had fun. He gets us into good shows.. sorry I don’t have any connections besides the ones to get us into OAR for free.

The funny thing about the crowd was that they all dressed the same (striped polo, collar up; khaki cargo shorts; Red Sox or American Eagle cap, faded). I can’t really make fun, though, because everyone at a show I would normally go to (including myself) looks pretty much the same. I think Sean and I both felt out of place. Dude guys made him get up and dance. It was funny though.

In conclusion, my grandma likes the Decemberists, dude guys love OAR, and Sean loves dude guys.

And I graduated today. Discuss.

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