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6 month update... [Jul. 1st, 2006|12:05 pm]
[Current Location |Kitchen]
[Current Mood |contentcontent]
[Current Music |I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco]

Wuwu, time for another update.

I'm preparing to go pull up and turn flowerbeds for the rents, so I have to make this resemble "brief."

Semester finished out well, but I'm burnt out. I can't reinvigorate myself so far for the final stretch. I'm blase, and it sucks. I also know I chose the wrong major for me, for while I adore philosophy, contemporary philosophers can blow me. I should have done history. Oh well.

I quit World of Warcraft about a week into February. The game is routine, as is every other MMO on the market. Not worth my time, not worth anyone's time. My wonderful computer was spotted by MS for being pirated, and they blew up my OS. Well, that's the best explanation for getting a warning about my serials not being current, then missing a boot record on the next reboot. Waiting to get my hands on XP64. End of the summer my computer will breathe again.

The top hinge on the driver side door to my jeep broke off the car. So one hinge holds it to my car. The door has been locked and unopened since it happened; I have to climb in through the passenger side. On the plus side, its easy agility work. On the negative side, its embarassing as hell. Another plus though; I can't easily get into my car after drinking. Makes others DD because they are embarrased about me climbing over seats. I win.

On the more fortunate side of things, I've been studying Hung Gar Kung Fu, at a local school. I am so inflexible it isn't funny. I'm getting better though. Yay for stretching twice daily.

And of course I've been reading. In the last 6 months I've read:
-Prince of the Blood, Raymond E Feist; B+
-Serpentwar Saga (Shadow of an Emerald Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a broken crown), Feist; A
-Riftwar Legacy (Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, Krondor: Tear of the Gods), Feist; C+
-The Black Jewels Trilogy (Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness), Anne Bishop; B
-The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas; A

I'll be reading the Belgariad series by Eddings next, then I'm shelving fantasy for a while. It is time to revive my reading of the classics (the reread of Monte Cristo spurred this on).

Oh, and if you have HBO, watch Entourage Sundays at 10. Its brilliant.
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I'm shocked. Really, I am. [Feb. 2nd, 2006|11:04 pm]
Entry deleted due to stupid cutting and pasting. May repost again in the future.
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Its been a while... [Jan. 30th, 2006|03:05 pm]
[Current Mood |busybusy]

So I got a notice about 2 weeks ago in my email to update this thing. You know who you are.

Life has been very rinse and repeat the last two months, the majority of my time being spent either in class, at work, or reading for class/leisure. I'm glad I took Barbarian Europe, but if i had the chance, I am sure I would never do winter session again. WAY too hectic and rushed, especially working in a ski shop. I'm also getting dumber with age, as I really should have seen this coming when I signed up for the class. Oh well. C'est la vie.

Things of note the last month and a half:

My car was stolen, and recovered. Damn kids.
I've read Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, and the full Riftwar Saga (Magician:Apprentice, Magician:Master, Silverthorn, Darkness at Sethanon) by Raymond Feist. All the books are incredible. Well, Anansi Boys was so-so. If I've given you recommendations for reading in the past, Feist's works rank slightly below Martin's in terms of quality. The list now resembles:
Great Book of Amber - Zelazny
Song of Ice and Fire - Martin
Riftwar Saga - Feist
Everything else.
I built a new computer. Its awesome.
I've casually played World of Warcraft. Easy game, but enjoyable. Hard to get good at, which I appreciate in MMOs.
Occasional night of drinking and debauchery... well, ok only drinking. Only night of those I remember was Hennessey's birthday, and that is only because I sobered up before I left.

Life has been busy, and time has been flying. As much as I hate routine, I can appreciate the monotony in allowing time to pass quickly.

Um, here's to you 2006?


PS. Guitar Hero rocks.
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So I'm supposed to be writing... [Nov. 16th, 2005|09:36 pm]
[Current Mood |crazycrazy]
[Current Music |Le Click - Call Me]

Yeah, I remember why I used to update this thing so much. I used to do all my work at home at one point, and instead of having others to distract me, I just had AIM and LJ.

So I've been having a lot of supreme highs and incredible lows recently. My emotional stability has been nonexistent, as has been my ability to concentrate. I've done some incredible things for people, and some terrible things to myself. But hey, that's life sometimes, right?

For example, I'm listening to Le Click right now. That's just an unhealthy sign in and of itself.

Inane updates are the best. Expect more.
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Its a cruel world... [Nov. 2nd, 2005|12:29 am]
[Current Mood |Sorrow]

RIP Keith Parkinson. Your paintings are inspirational.
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Hey look! There's a bridge! [Oct. 12th, 2005|11:59 pm]
So all my friends are doing them, and I wanted to make the friend pages of those who aren't even longer...

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - The Survey
Name: Dave Bell (The other Dave, not my Dave, surprise Dave, another Dave, Davebell)
Birthday: 08/31/1981
Birthplace: Abington, PA
Current Location: Hockessin, DE
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6'2"
Right Handed or Left Handed: Right
Your Heritage: 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Scots, 1/4 Welsh, 1/4 English.
The Shoes You Wore Today: Brown sandals from American Eagle. Leather. In the rain. Worst. Idea. Ever.
Your Weakness: Women
Your Fears: Being forgotten
Your Perfect Pizza: Solid platinum. I could use the money.
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: Lose 15 lbs.
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: Probably haha
Thoughts First Waking Up: "Cursed Day Star"
Your Best Physical Feature: n/a
Your Bedtime: Midnight or 1am
Your Most Missed Memory: Greece... Cape Sounion at sunset, or maybe the hotel the night before Olympia. Blankets are the best.
Pepsi or Coke: omgcoke.
MacDonalds or Burger King: /shudder. Please no. Burger King, if I must.
Single or Group Dates: Meh. Depends on the woman.
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Both suck. Wawa Iced Tea.
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee: Espresso
Do you Smoke: Only when the addiction bodyslams me.
Do you Swear: Hell yeah.
Do you Sing: Karaoke, all the way.
Do you Shower Daily: Yes
Have you Been in Love: Yes
Do you want to go to College: Get me the fuck out.
Do you want to get Married: Eventually
Do you belive in yourself: Yes and no?
Do you get Motion Sickness: No
Do you think you are Attractive: No
Are you a Health Freak: Freak? No. Conscious? Yeah, I try.
Do you get along with your Parents: What day is today?
Do you like Thunderstorms: Love them
Do you play an Instrument: I wish. Used to.
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Hahahahahaha
In the past month have you Smoked: hahahahaha
In the past month have you been on Drugs: hahahahaha
In the past month have you gone to a Mall: Boring question. Yes.
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: No, not at all.
In the past month have you eaten Sushi: Whenever I could
In the past month have you been on Stage: What kind of stage?
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping: Sadly no.
In the past month have you Stolen Anything: Yes
Ever been Drunk: Definitely
Ever been called a Tease: Never
Ever been Beaten up: I actually can't say that I have. I have fought...
Ever Shoplifted: Yes, though only as a criminal.
How do you want to Die: Pushing the wrong button.
What do you want to be when you Grow Up: A minor diety.
What country would you most like to Visit: New Zealand
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color: Not red.
Favourite Hair Color: All.
Short or Long Hair: Longer
Height: At least 2 inches shorter than I.
Weight: How can you weigh a woman? Don't they float?
Best Clothing Style: None. Ha.
Number of Drugs I have taken: I assume this is about illegal substances. I'll admit to 4 different kinds.
Number of CDs I own: Come on. More than 100?
Number of Piercings: 4
Number of Tattoos: 0
Number of things in my Past I Regret: A series of things, all involving my first 4 years in school. That is all.


Ok. I'm with Ed. That sucked.
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My english class is full of prudes... [Oct. 11th, 2005|10:52 am]
[Current Mood |pleasedpleased]
[Current Music |Mr. Brightside - The Killers]

It amazes me how taboo sex is in the classroom. Why can't college students grasp the sexual nature of Sappho, instead of trying to read everything else into it?

Life has been great the last week. Had about four rough days after my last post, but after wednesday, things were top shape. Its amazing how fun life can be when you aren't worried or upset all the time.

School, outside of my english class, is fantastic. My classes are all going well, I recieved full financial aid, and I'm learning something in just about every class. I just wish English could meet the grade, but at least I'm learning how I shouldn't teach later.

Saw From Hell at the diner the other night. Sweet movie.

The only downside to life are people's ideas of fucking with me, socially. This doesn't go well for anyone. And I seem to be seen as innocent, or at least inoculous. I really don't want to go back to my old manipulative self, but the fight is great. The desire to destroy lives is coming back, and I am working to shield against it. If you do this sort of thing, pray for me. I don't want a resurgence of what I was.
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I'm a wishful thinker with the worst intentions... [Oct. 2nd, 2005|03:48 am]
[Current Mood |irateirate]
[Current Music |you're so last summer - taking back sunday]

I'm fucking pissed.

No more drama.

I am free.
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Thieved! [Sep. 28th, 2005|03:02 pm]
Stolen verbatim from a friend.

"Tell me what you want me to do, and I will do it. You can tell me to post something, ask me a question and tell me to answer it honestly, tell me to watch a movie, read a book, say something to the next person I meet. I'd prefer if you didn't make me do something that would get me arrested, or tell me to drop out of grad school. Or bankrupt me. But I trust you not to do things like that.

Tell me what you want of me"

I think this is an interesting idea. And I love some of the responces and challeneges. So I in turn am asking you to do this for me.


I'm all for new things. Let me know if there is something I've been sorely missing out on.
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A loaded God complex... [Sep. 26th, 2005|01:00 pm]
Wow. Last night was awesome.

Been busy the last couple weeks, and time in front of a computer is usually limited to about 5 minutes on average. I've been completely obsessed with ROME the last few weeks, and now get together with Matt every Sunday night to watch it. The HBO writers are geniuses.

I visited an OWbN Larp on Friday, and am playing a Cam Gangrel. Things went really well, and despite the point spread, I already know I'll be in the top 7 in the city before long.

Got picked up by two complete strangers, one standing in line at a Wawa, and the other walking her dog while I was mowing the lawn. People are strange. I think I'm in heat or something. Fortunately, they were both cute, though one was FAR too old. That aside, Kristin and I are doing well =)

Obsessed with the newish Fallout Boy CD. Partying hard on the weekends, and been riding the tide of work fairly effieciently. Two exams Wednesday though.

Oh, and yesterday morning the powers-that-be at work had us all come in at 9:30am to go through a sales rep training course thing. The instructor told us we'd learn how to manipulate people. I laughed. Nothing learned =(
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