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Friday, September 30, 2005

I've always wanted to uppercut a punkass.

It's Friday again, kids. Another week of work and school is over. And tomorrow is October... that just blows my mind.

But what is going to blow my mind is this Yankees- Red Sox series starting tonight. Yanks are up by a game, and here's what could happen:

Yanks sweep: Yanks win the division
Yanks win 2 of 3: Yanks win the division
Yanks win 1 of 3: A one game playoff for all the marbles
Yanks get swept: Sox win the division

It's going to be interesting.

Anyways... the new Family Guy DVD "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" is awesome. Buy it.

Friday, September 23, 2005

I want a monkey that I can go home to and battle.

Maybe for my next few entries (including this one and the last one), I will title them with some funny Dane quotes.

I feel blah today. Class was annoying last night, and I am unmotivated at work. Badly. At least it is Friday.

Why am I so unmotivated to do any schoolwork? This is the worst semester by far when it comes to motivation, and the classes aren't even that horrible. Maybe it's because I didn't have to do any papers yet. Maybe it's because I was able to get by so far with doing minimal work. Soon that will have to change. But schoolwork will have to be done around all the weekend plans that we have. And there are lots going on, especially in October.

Btw, Yanks are a full game up over the Red Sox. Next weekend is the last series of the season: Yanks - Red Sox. Yanks will be sending Wang, Johnson and Mussina to the mound in those games. It'll all come down to that...

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Where are my shoes? I kicked them off in a fit of joy.

Ok, so I am grinning just a little bit this morning. For the first time in about two months, the Yankees are back in first place, over the Red Sox. By a half-game. I know this doesn't mean anything right now, and it will all come down to the last series of the season when the two teams play each other, but it's good for now.

Why can't I stop quoting Dane? I am even thinking things in Dane talk. Like how if I want to tell someone that I'm going to have a good time doing something, I want to say "I'm going to have a blasty blast." And I can't stop saying "fantastical." And how I am "filled with glee." And maybe I want some hot, tasty french fries that have just been freed from some sort of purgatory, to go along with my chicken sangwich.

I watched the new Apprentice with Martha Stewart last night. It was decent... the same as the Trump one but a little different. Although I do hate her catch phrase she uses to fire people: "you just don't fit in." They are definitely trying too hard. "You're fired" was easy. They couldn't have come up with something better than "you just don't fit in?"

There aren't a ton of shows that I need to catch every week, but I did watch "My Name Is Earl" with Jason Lee and "The Office" Tuesday night. I was contemplating watching "Lost" last night even though I've never seen it before, but I didn't. Do you think I should watch it?

And I am still waiting for January for when the new season of "24" begins. Now THAT will fill me with glee and I will have a blasty blast watching that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Good news and bad news.

Ok, the bad news first. My day started out horribly. First, there was bumper-to-bumper traffic between Watertown Square and Newton Corner. My usual ten minute ride was 40 minutes. And the traffic was unexplained... all of a sudden, it opened up, no accident or anything. Then, while the bus was on the pike, the side of the bus that I was sitting on started leaking air conditioner dirty water.

The good news is that Dane Cook tickets have been purchased, and a hotel has been booked for that night. Melissa, Red and I drove to Salem, NH (just over the MA border) to buy tickets at Bull Moose Music. We almost couldn't even find this place, but we were successful in our journey, finding it and getting tickets. It is gonna be so much fun!!

Monday, September 19, 2005

The Dane Train is in motion.

Melissa and I are obsessed with Dane Cook these days. So obsessed that we are planning on going to see his show in October at Colby College in Waterville, which is about a 3 hour and 15 minute drive. And to get tickets, we will have to drive to the Bull Moose Music store in Salem, NH tonight after work.

We also recruited Red to ride the Dane Train. She is now obsessed and in love with him.

Anyways... this weekend was fun. We went to the Taste of Boston on Saturday and ate some food, and saw the Gin Blossoms perform. I knew more of their songs than I thought! The lead singer was kinda weird... wearing a hooded sweatshirt, with the hood on the whole time. In between one of their songs, he was furiously scratching his head. I guess all that time off all these years has really gotten to him!

Well, wish us luck tonight in getting Dane tickets...

Friday, September 16, 2005

Curt's lament.

I survived another night of class. I guess it could be worse (and it has been worse in past semesters) but there is still some work to do.

On this boring Friday, and the day after Curt Schilling lost against the A's, which helped the Yankees climb only 1 1/2 games behind the Red Sox for the AL lead, it is time, once again, to check out another blurb from Schilling's diary. Let's look, shall we?

"Dear Diary,

I feel like I let my team down last night, but I totally blame the umpires. There were some borderline calls that I felt like I should have gotten. Roger Clemens gets those calls. Even that tall freak Randy Johnson gets them. What do the umps have against me? I have been nothing but nice to them (I even gave a few some Bush '04 buttons!) But yes, I know Diary, that I uncharacteristically cursed on the mound after the fiasco. Shonda already told me that Jesus wouldn't have liked that. But since he forgives all, I can breath easier.

By the way, I read what Kevin Millar said about me in ESPN the Magazine about not having style. Kevin, go look in the mirror and then dye your hair again. Ok, ok, I'm sorry. No need to do that. Strong, Curt, strong!

As you probably know, Diary, there is a new rookie pitcher named Jonathan Papelbon that is supposedly good and has been pitching well. I think if he really is going to be good, I need to have a little chat with him about pitching. Better yet, I think I'm about due to call WEEI and tell them what I think about him. Oh, and WEEI, those guys over there better not be late with my check again!

*Sigh* I hope I don't cry again.

But whenever I feel down in the dumps (or when Shonda and the kids spend too much of my money) I just take a look at my favorite picture (I will make a copy for you and paste it here, Diary), and it fills me with glee.

As always, thanks for listening.

Love, Curt"

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Not-so-fantastical day.

What a gross day today. The skies are dark, it's raining, it's thundering, I am at work, and I have class tonight. Could it be any more depressing?

I'm also pissed off that the Dane Cook show at UNH was sold out before tickets were even available to the public. Damn college students. I am so upset that I could punch a baby.

I am hoping that it does not rain this weekend and ruin our plans. This Saturday is the Taste of Boston in City Hall Plaza, where tons of restaurants from the city offer samples of their food, and each sample is only $1. But what is better is that the Gin Blossoms are playing for free. What can top that? :)

It was funny looking up the Gin Blossoms. They had their big hits with "Hey Jealousy" and "Found Out About You," and now they are playing some stupid venues and festivals. But the best one is the garlic festival they are playing in Delray Beach, Florida. I didn't even know there was a garlic fest!

Maybe these are some other festivals that should be going on (or could be going on, for all I know), and the bands that will play (for free, of course):

The Pen Festival, featuring The Toadies
The Boxer-Briefs Festival, featuring Hootie and the Blowfish
The Toilet Seat Convention, featuring a live performance by Duncan Shiek
The Gum Feast, featuring Silverchair
The Tampon Festival, featuring Paula Cole

That's all I can think of for now...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Who would you rather have as president?

Why can't David Palmer be our president? I don't care if he's a fictional character... he's still much better than who we have now!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Back to school.

Today is the day I have been dreading all summer: the day starts up again. Tonight, from 5:20 to 9:25, I will be in class, learning things. The usual suspects will be in class with me: BG, S, L (BS and J will be away... BS is going to the Pats game and J is on her honeymoon). I am all set to go: I have my new backpack and my books. But I am not ready to learn new things. I enjoyed my time relaxing and not laying all over the floor working on papers.

But at least things have been taken care of before this. Melissa and I rearranged the office this weekend, buying a new book case and CD shelf. We painted the kitchen, and called an electrician to fix the wires and install a new light fixture. And I put on new door knobs. At least things look nicer at home while begin to drown again in my books and papers.

Friday, September 02, 2005


It is 3:53 PM right now, on a Friday before a long weekend. Most people are gone, but I am still here. Why? Because Art (my boss' boss) wants me to stick around because I'm the only one left here from my department. Well, if anyone should happen to call, they suck because they should be going home too!


I would much rather be home right now... putting in our new door knobs, or at least relaxing before it's time to go out tonight.


Well, hopefully I can find a way to sneak out soon. I can't take it much longer. Wish me luck.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Hurricane madness.

How lucky are some of us to not live in an area where a hurricane can rip apart our streets, homes and lives? It is so sad to hear what is going on in Louisiana and Mississippi. Thousands are dead, homes are destroyed, looting is going on, and people are now homeless and have no idea what to do. People were staying in the Superdome in the worst conditions (no air conditioning, no food) and now they have to be moved to the Houston Astrodome after Hurricane Katrina ripped off part of the roof. I can understand people freaking out, but when you have this many people all together, pissed off about what is going on, crazy things will happen, and what can you do?

I couldn't imagine having my house destroyed, then being herded around from place to place and looking for food and water. Can you? Consider ourselves out here very lucky.