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[17 Jul 2005|10:26pm]
[ mood | raving ]

How much do I love my iPod?

WAY more than I can describe in this entry.

I just spent the last half hour dancing with my eyes closed imagining I was at a club.

It was the iPod. I swear.

And don't pretend like you don't dance when no one else is around to see you do it. I know you do.

Asking someone if they dance when no one else is around is like asking a straight guy if he can tell when other guys are hot. You know the answer.

Back to my one man rave...

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[16 Jul 2005|10:22am]
[ mood | busy ]

So my dad placed this ad in the paper to have our old pop-up camper taken off our hands. The camper is free. FREE. It is so horrible that we don't even want to try to sell it. We are willing to give it away for free. So starting at 6:30 this morning, when my parents were out picking berries, the phone calls began. I ignored it at first, didn't pick up my phone, and tried to keep sleeping. But the calls kept coming, so I thought maybe it was something important and it was the same person calling over and over again because it was urgent that they get ahold of my family. Oh no, I could not have been more wrong.

I picked up the phone, and I could hear the inbreeding in the man's voice. I had to give him directions to our house and then he asked if he could come over right then and get it. I told him my parents would be home later and I would let them know he called. I left the note for them in the kitchen and assumed that would be the end of it. I mean, how many people get up at 6:30 to leaf through the advertisements in the saturday paper to find "deals" like our camper? Apparently far, far too many. For the next 4 hours, which includes about two seconds ago because we just got another call, the rednecks called in. Our "tray-la fa free" was just a far too exciting deal for the white trash of Strafford County to resist. I began ignoring the calls again and when my parents got home they took over, thankfully. We have had several of these Larry the Cable Guy fans come to our house over the past 3 hours and putter around our camper. The lucky "buyer" just left with it. But the phone calls. Keep. On. Coming. And apparently the ad is going to be in tomorrow's paper, too, because it is too late to withdraw the ad for tomorrow. So I look forward to another day of dealing with people whose favorite tagline is "The South Will Rise Again" and have enough teeth amongst the collective bunch to make a set.

EDIT (10:45 am): The last guy who just showed up was a hottie. Had all his teeth. Only good thing to come of this.

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i jumped on the bandwagon [11 Jul 2005|09:31pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

I bought my iPod, finally, and I got a new cell phone. The cell phone is the same as my old one, except that it actually works and gets service. My old one was bad with the whole service thing. I could make a call on it if I stood in one place and held it up as high as possible while craning my neck and touching the antenna. Bad news. When I got the new phone, they transferred all of my numbers over, but not my pictures or my ringtones that I had to pay for. I lost the ringtone of Somebody Told Me by The Killers and my personal favorite, Dragostea Din Tei (i.e. numa numa or may ya hee), the song that the fat kid sings and dances to and was incredibly popular for like 2 weeks during spring semester on ebaumsworld.

My iPod is great, if I could only figure out how to work it I might enjoy it a little bit more. I have it plugged into my computer but I am having a good deal of difficulty actually putting songs on the iPod. I have iTunes installed and it has been converting my song files all evening, but I still don't know how to actually move the files on to my iPod. It would be nice to figure out how to do that so I could bring this expensive toy to work and make the day pass by a little bit faster.

The canoe trip was interesting. I had to learn how to do real camping, especially with the torrential downpoors we got friday and saturday. We canoed more than half of the river on friday, set up camp that night, then spent all day saturday at the same camp trying to stay dry and dry everything out. Sunday we canoed the rest of the river and got back home. I got a massive burn all over my body on sunday, but even with red skin I look better than I did with bright white skin. I think I'm going to start laying out in the sun on the weekends for an hour so that I can get a nice tan going. I just hope mr. melanoma doesn't rear his ugly head.

I am going to go try to fill my iPod with techno. So what if it's stereotypical, I like it, bitch.

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surprise trip [06 Jul 2005|07:57pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

So I was surprised with an invite to a canoe/camping trip this weekend. Jon always goes on it with his friend Lindsey's family and her famly invites like 20 people to go with them. As a result of a few misunderstandings, I wasn't invited this year. I was invited last year but couldn't go. So when Lindsey's mom realized I wasn't going she invited me last night. I believe I am now going. We leave early on Friday and get back on Sunday afternoon. There are like 30 people and I guess everyone has a lot of fun every year, so I'm looking forward to it.

Camping, however, has never been my strong suit. I do love my modern conveniences, and when my family goes camping, we really rough it with our 30 foot home on wheels with satellite TV, AC, a fridge, an oven, a microwave, a shower, a bathroom, and bedrooms. It should be interesting to see me try and make it as a real camper. It should be a good time though, even if I do end up to be as inept a camper as I fear I will be.

On a rather sad sidenote, I think I'm coming down with a cold. I never get sick, ever. So of course it figures that I would get sick right before I'm about to go off on a little trip. Hopefully it's just intense allergies and they go away before we leave. Hopefully.

Today at work my dad was telling Pat, my boss whose boss is my dad, that Pat needed to keep people busy, which he then followed with "except for Trevor, because he's the boss's son and he can do whatever he wants." Now I know my dad was joking, but Pat doesn't know what humor is. He is the most humorless person ever. I do believe I have never seen him laugh except at his own one-liners which are equaled in their comedic genius by such jokes as "Why don't seagulls fly over the bay? Because if they did they would be called bagels!" So Pat probably thinks I can do whatever I want now. I'm not going to capitalize on that, but he's probably afraid to say anything to me now and that could be fun to play with.

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[05 Jul 2005|08:53am]
So I haven't updated this thing in like a year. I got to college and whoops forgot all about it. So I'm thinking about starting it up again. I'm at work right now, and I am the only one in the lab. I have nothing to do since my boss won't be here for another 5 minutes or so but my dad likes to get here at like 8:30 because he has work to do in his office.

This weekend I went to Cape Cod with Jon. We stayed at his friend Meredith's house from school. Everything down there is so expensive, I'm glad we didn't have to pay for a place to stay too. We went to a party both nights and went into Provincetown on Saturday, which was fun. Jon and I drove back on Sunday and went to fireworks in Portsmouth on Sunday night. We were sitting underneath all of the fireworks and were covered in ash the whole time, but the fireworks were really good so it was ok.

Yesterday I went to the Durham fireworks with my parents and my sister. The fireworks there were also good. All in all, a successful weekend.

On tap for this week I have lots of working and a completely free weekend (I think). I'm also going to be purchasing an iPod today or sometime later this week. The new 20GB color iPod just came out. I'm also getting a new cell phone today because mine has this nasty habit of never getting any reception anywhere. It works sometimes, but when I'm driving someone will call me while I'm in a pocket of reception and then 2 seconds later I lose service for like 10 miles, so it's a problem that needs to be fixed.

That's it for Trevor's Journal Revival: Entry #1
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dear mr bush [25 Apr 2005|12:24pm]
this is not my own original work, though i wish it was

Dear President Bush,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I
have learned a great deal from you, and try to share that knowledge with
as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual
lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22
clearly states it to be an abomination...end of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements
of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and
female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend
of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you
clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in
Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair
price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev.15: 19-24). The problem is how do
I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev.1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They
claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2
clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill
him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality.
I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev.21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a
defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my
vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair
around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.
19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me
unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different
crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of
two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to
curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the
trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them (Lev.
24:10-16)? Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family
affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws (Lev.
20:14)?

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy
considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and
unchanging.
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i'm a college boy [29 Aug 2004|04:17pm]
[ mood | crazy ]

well i'm here at college now. i absolutely love rpi...except for the fact that its WAY too hot here. i cant wait for it to cool down. i just did my first load of laundry, hopefully it all works out ok. i dont want to ruin any of my clothes. the campus here is beautiful and i start classes tomorrow. i've made some friends already...including one whom we had to let into his dorm when he was blazed and smashed. then he asked for my id card so he could go into crockett hall (my dorm) where the vending machines and get some food. he came back with munchies lol.

my dorm doesnt have AC...my friends have it in their dorm though, so i just go there and chill (oh get it) with them. well i have to go and get my laundry and stick it in the dryer. lets cross our fingers for the colors to be the same as they were when i put them in the machine.

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at college [24 Aug 2004|02:40pm]
heyeveryone i'm at rpi wont be online until sometime this weekend
racer ready

hey, save some for me! [10 Aug 2004|08:11pm]
so i saw a political cartoon today in one of the major newspapers. it had a drawing of an old guy stirring a pot labeled "mideast politics" and pouring in the contents of a box labeled "religion". the uncle sam character was stirring a pot labeled "american politics" and yelled out to the old guy "hey! save some for me!"

i thought this was a very funny and on the mark political cartoon. i would like the opinion of everyone else, regardless of what it is or if you agree with me or not. Do you believe that american politics are too saturated with religious ideology? i guess you could call me an agnostic, probably i'll eventually be an atheist. i dont believe in any religion. i feel that when religious ideals are used to formulate political practices it is wrong. i think that george bush's use of christianity to stop stem cell research and attempt to ban gay marriage is wrong and ignorant. as one cnn commentator put it, using christianity to run US politics is like being in ancient rome and reading the entrails of a chicken to advise the roman senate. i feel it is illogical to make decisions based on a faith that is not proven. science is proven. everything can be explained with science, and religion was developed to explain the unexplained. religion is obsolete and should have no hand in our politics. that is MY opinion.

in missouri recently 71% of the voters who showed up voted to add an amendment to the missouri constitution which bans gay marriage. or "defends traditional marriage" as the bigots like to put it. i believe this is more proof that religious politics are alive and well in the united states. what happened to the separation of church and state? the combining of the two supposedly independent entities is resulting in bigotry and the retardation of science, like with bush's ban on stem cell research. i know my opinions now are very different from what they were, oh, 6 months ago, but these are what they are. call me a flip flopper if you will, but this is how i feel.

religion has no role in american politics, or any for that matter. i want your opinions no matter what side they fall on and hopefully we can get a lively debate going...please?
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space ghost coast to coast [04 Aug 2004|02:03am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

so i spent the last week on the west coast.

i went to ski camp in oregon at mt hood. the camp was in government camp, oregon (weird name eh?) it was awesome. i learned a helluva lot. my coach, erik, helped me learn how to use 180s for gs. i wanted to quit and go back to slalom skis for gs so many times and he wouldnt let me and after a few days i got the hang of it. i contacted the atomic ski rep in NH and he is getting me a good deal on the GS11m, the new model for next year, in a 181. i demoed it while i was out at hood along with the fischers and the rossis. i definitely liked the atomic gs ski the best. so i'm getting that. and we had videos taken of us. that was cool. erik would get our falls and put them in slow motion so we could relive the agony. it was cool. and we got to see our actual technique and like what we can do to improve. i needed to relax a bit, i try to muscle through the course too much. he helped me make my run more fluid and reset myself after each turn instead of just digging into the next one without releasing the edge cleanly. i met some cool kids, but i definitely want to try to get friends of mine on the dover and rpi teams to go out next year, and anyone else who wants to come (you dont have to race, there were some kids there who had never raced before). it was National Alpine Ski Camp (NASC) www.skicamp.com check it out. next year i may go for longer if i can afford it. that shit aint cheap.

we got to demo any of next years equipment that we wanted to for free. that part was really cool. next year i'm going to demo new slalom skis and boots because i'll be due for those soon. always buyin' somethin'.

oh ya. i skied in the summer. who gets to do that? not many of us thats for sure. it was so cool. wearing shorts and going to the warm lake in the afternoon and just hours before being in gs suit and training shorts/vest (no jackets or pants, it was still warm, like 40-50 degrees) and being on snow that was cold. very cool.

on the flight i got offered alcohol. i was like uhhhhhhhh no thanks i dont need to be tipsy when the ski camp picks me up. my dad got me upgraded to first class as a surprise with frequent flyer miles and he got me all vegetarian meals in case the regular meal was red meat. turns out in first class they give you options, like chicken, salmon, or pasta meals. i was sad. and they gave me bean loaf and tibouli for 2 of my meals while i stole gazes at the person sitting next to me's chicken salad or salmon steak. next time, i think i'll take my chances. on the flight back to NH we flew through a thunderstorm. a fucking thunderstorm. i was so scared. the plane was shaking and stuff and i was like oh god i'm going to die and i'm never going to get to see any of my friends or my family or the people i love and who i missed very badly on the trip ever again. but we landed ok. i havent flown since freshman year when i went to england and that was pre 911. suffice it to say i was a little nervous. i liked being in chicago O'hare airport though. that place is huge and there were so many things i could buy for the flight. i was in consumerism heaven. i bought a ray bradbury book hoping to read it. i read like 50 pages of it and then turned to the bodybuilding/fitness magazines i purchased instead. they had like every single restaurant imaginable in a "to go" style.

in portland airport on the last day all of the kids who were leaving hung out because they got us there at like 8 am and our flights all left at 11-12. so we had time to chill. we fooled around with all the electronic gizmos in brookstone and then went to get some food. as i sat down with my food at our table i went to get my nalgene bottle out of backpack and realized i had left it at camp. yes, the red nalgene with the duct tape top and the ski stickers covering every corner of it was left at camp. RIP red nalgene bottle. i actually called NASC the next day and told doug (the director) about how i left my bottle on the table in my lodge. i told him to send it to me and hes sending it paid postage when i get here. ya i know i'm pathetic. when i told him to do it he was like "wow you really care about this nalgene bottle dont you?" and i was like helllll ya its been through a lot. its got mileage. its been to the top of tucks and the top of hood. its been to the top of two huge mountains on both coasts. i cant just let it go. plus i'd have to either buy a new bottle or get this one sent to me. and i get attached to objects, which is bad, but i do, so i sent for it and i dont care how much it costs me. i want it back damnit.

ok thats all for now. wow long post. wrap it up, camp rocked. off to bed.

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a check with my name on it [20 Jul 2004|11:48pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

so i went to NY again today. i had to go to the gravesite of Maud Glover Folsom so i could get scholarship money for a scholarship i got. you have to be a male of german and english descent to get it, and you have to visit the gravesite every year on july 20 in NY with all of the other current folsom beneficiaries or else they kick you out. they have 400 applicants a year, and i was one of 12 people chosen this year. we get 5 grand a year paid to us for as long as we are in school. we can use the money for anything, my money is going to my parents for school to help reduce the costs, and the cost really has gotten quite low for what started out at 43 grand for the first year. we arent even paying a quarter of that anymore. woohoo. at the cemetary we all had to stand up and accept our check and say where we are going for college and what we are going to be majoring in. two people decided to brag about being valedictorians and one of them bragged about being the top male athlete at his high school. wooooooow we cared. i decided humility was a better route and just said i'm going to rpi to major in math and chemical engineering and that was it, none of this "i was awesome" crap. just give me my money and let me get out.

i have made so many trips in the past 10 days its insane. july 10 i went to connecticut to have the interview for the scholarship i got. we got up at 4 am and then got back home at about 5 pm. that was a fuuuuunnnn day. ya right. july 13-15 i was in troy, ny for orientation, which i enjoyed, but there was still a 4 hour trip in both directions in the car. then AGAIN yesterday my mom and i drove out to ny near NYC, stayed in a marginally ok hotel, and then went to the service today and got home at 430 after another 4.5 hour drive in both directions. then this sunday i'm leaving for ski camp. i'm going to be on a plane ALL DAY LONG. i get there at like 7 am for my 8 am flight and then finally end up in portland at 5 o clock our time, so 2 o clock their time. i have a layover in chicago for a large amount of time, and i'm going to be exhausted when i arrive but everyone else will be all woohoo 2 o clock lets have fun!!!! and then i have to come home the following saturday. so over the course of 3 weeks i'm going to be spending waaaaaaay too much time in a vehicle traveling somewhere. oh well, its all worth it, and i'm going to absolutely love ski camp.

exchanging summer for another winter, my idea of a perfect trade.

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i went to the orient [18 Jul 2004|01:30am]
[ mood | mellow ]

soooo i had student orientation at rensselaer polytechnic institute, the best college ever. we left on tuesday and stayed overnight so we didnt have to get up early on wednesday and drive 4 hours for the 830 check in time. so i stayed in crockett on the first night with an interesting roommate. i went to casey's (a girl on the ski team who used to be sponsored by rossi. very impressive) apartment outside of campus and we hung out with a few of her friends and watched eurotrip, an incredibly funny movie. the next day i got up at about 8 o clock and then got ready for orientation.

kylan told me he was going to the same session as i was so i was surprised to see he was not in attendance. i talked to him about it when i got home and i guess something came up so he's going next week. its all good though, i'll see him in august. i met some cool kids at orientation-a few football players, a soccer player (they all got into barton hall...grrr i wanted that dorm) and some other chem engineers. they gave us a big talk about sex and rape and stuff. there was this video about a girl being raped with the worst acting in it i've ever seen and the guy says stuff like "she was dancing like she wanted it." and then shes like screaming no while hes like "oh you know you want it baby". ya, excellent video.

the food in the dining halls was iffy, very fried. i was told by upperclassmen that the food is better during the year. good. at night they had a DANCE for us lol. dj and everything. i sat and talked to ryan, the president (captain) of the ski team and found out that i'm racing 3rd for varsity intercollegiate D3 skiing. wow lol. then sal, the soccer player i met, and i went downstairs to get away from the crappy loud music and played pool for free because ryan pressured the game room guy to give us a free game.

it was pouring out that night and we all got completely soaked running from our dorms to the student union. it was a very wet and cold "dance" and pool game. the next day i made my schedule, which, might i add, is incredible.

times i have class:
mon: 8-12, 2-3
tues: 8-9, 10-12, 1-4 (but this one is not usually the full 3 hours)
wed: 8-10 (a test block used 3 times the whole semester, so it doesnt really count)
1-3 too, but really just 1-3 which is sweet
thurs: 8-12, 2-3
fri: 8-9, 10-12

i am done at NOON on fridays, i only have 2 hours of class on wednesday. i think i have good breaks in my schedule like that. i mean monday and tuesday are hardcore but only like 5 or 6 hours, normal school day. i get done early with all my stuff, nothing later than 3 really. but then wednesday comes along with 1 hour of a materials science class and 1 hour of math. thursday is the same as monday and then friday is just math and my humanities course and i'm done at noon. i think i have a really good schedule. even though i have 8 oclocks basically 4 times a week i like that because i get done earlier and its easier to get motivated if you just get up and go rather than waking up, moping around, and then having to get ready for like a 1 o clock class. i'm taking:

intro to engineering analysis
materials science (it comes after chemistry for chemical engineers)
differential equations
engineering processes
and for my humanities i'm taking gender, sexuality, and pop culture which looks at the portrayal of gender and sexuality through the media and our perception of it. i think it sounds cool.

i also get to double major in math and chem e because i found out that i got 24 credits for ap exams, so i ahve plenty of room in my schedule to double major. i talked to the engineering advisor and decided i'm going to go into biotechnology with chemical engineering. i'm really excited about going to school now. no more english. no more history. only non science/math stuff i take is stuff i want to take.

so that is how orientation was. they told us some cool stats about our class before we left like
its 1113 kids
77% male
we have the highest avg sat score of any rpi class to date
there are 56 valedictorians and 49 salutatorians
like 3/4 were in the top 10% of their hs class
26% of us are RPI medal winners, another record high

just neat facts. ok its late i'm off to bed.

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sinister and virtuous [04 Jul 2004|10:48pm]
Seven Deadly Sins

WRATH
1. Who did you last get angry with?
I last got angry with my mother when I was irritated about something else and she told me to mow the lawn. Ya, I was being PMS-y.
2. What is your weapon of choice?
Logic
3. Would you hit a member of the opposite sex?
Nope
4. How about of the same sex?
Depends
5. Who was the last person who got really angry at you?
I have no idea. Anger is not a big part of my life
6. What is your pet peeve?
People who ask if they can have some of my food or drink. I got it for me, if they wanted something, they could get it for themselves.
7. Do you keep grudges, or can you let them go easily?
I tell myself I'll keep them, but I usually don't.

SLOTH
1. What is one thing you're supposed to do daily that you haven't done in a while?
Use Differin gel
2. What is the latest you've ever woken up?
1 or 2 in the afternoon
3. Name a person you've been meaning to contact, but haven't:
Jen (Niffle)
4. What is the last lame excuse you made?
It's too hot and buggy out.
5. Have you ever watched an infomercial all the way through (one of the long ones...)?
Yes, sometimes more than once. I was in the hospital bedridden with malpractice, so I had an excuse.
7. How many times did you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock today?
None, I woke up at 11:30 with a smile on my face.

GLUTTONY
1. What is your overpriced yuppie beverage of choice?
Gloria Jean Coco Loco Mocha Chiller
2. Meat eaters: white meat or dark meat?
white meat
3. What is the greatest amount of alcohol you've had in one sitting/outing/event?
I don't really drink. One time I had a shot of tequila and a taste of a mudslide. That's it.
4. Have you ever used a professional diet company?
Nope
5. Do you have an issue with your weight?
No, but some would claim I do
6. Do you prefer sweets, salty foods, or spicy foods?
Sweets
7. Have you ever looked at a small housepet or child and thought, "LUNCH"?
All the time. My last meal was a chihuahua.

LUST
1. How many people have you seen naked (not counting movies/family)?
One
2. How many people have seen YOU naked (not counting physicians/family)?
Two
3. Have you ever caught yourself staring at the chest/crotch of a member of your gender of choice during a normal conversation?
Yes
4. Have you "done it"?
Define "it" and I'll get back to you
5. What is your favorite body part on a person of your gender of choice?
Torso and face
6. Have you ever been propositioned by a prostitute?
Um...no thank god
7. Have you ever had to get tested for an STD or pregnancy?
Not for an STD, but those babies keep popping out, you know? I can't go a month without finding myself in the maternity ward.

GREED
1. How many credit cards do you own?
Two
2. What's your guilty pleasure store?
Any ski shop with expensive ski clothing and new skis that I don't have yet.
3. If you had $1 million, what would you do with it?
I would use as much as necessary to pay for college so my parents wouldn't have to. THEN I would use it to finance my addiction to ski racing. I would by myself the best equipment every year and use it to send myself to racing camps all summer long. Then I would spend the rest on the people I love and adore. Heather said she'd give hers to charity, and if I said that you'd all know I'd be lying. I'm a greedy bastard.
4. Would you rather be rich, or famous?
Rich
5. Would you accept a boring job if it meant you would make megabucks?
I don't think so. I hate working when it's not enjoyable, and even the money doesn't cheer me up until the summer is over and I don't have to work anymore.
6. Have you ever stolen anything?
Yes :( Two dollars from my sister when I was six. haha
7. How many MP3s are on your hard drive?
1738

PRIDE
1. What's one thing you've done that you're most proud of?
Most proud of is hard. I'm really proud that I was valedictorian, it was my dream since I was little and found out what a valedictorian was.
2. What's one thing you've done that your parents are most proud of?
Getting alotta scholarships for RPI.
3. What's one thing that you would like to accomplish in your life?
Be successful in everything I do. Very broad. Um, become an insanely good ski racer.
4. Do you get annoyed by coming in second place?
Haha yes. Just ask Emily. I still love you though Em, don't worry.
5. Have you ever entered a contest of skill, knowing you were of much higher skill than all the other competitors?
Actually one time at a big track meet I was the first person seeded in my heat and I had like 2 seconds on the rest in the 800. I came in like 2nd or 3rd in the heat and like 102349038091238 overall. So yes and no. The only other thing I can think of is All State, but I knew Emily was better than I was, so I sort of entered knowing. I knew where I stood.
6. Have you ever cheated on something to get a higher score?
Sophomore year I got all the answers to the invertebrate quizzes from the kids who made the quizzes :-[
7. What did you do today that you're proud of?
Make myself look spiffy for the fireworks.

ENVY
1. What item of your friends' would you most want to have for your own?
A new pair of GS skis
2. Who would you want to go on "Trading Spaces" with?
What the hell is trading spaces?
3. If you could be anyone else in the world, who would you be?
Bode Miller
4. Have you ever been cheated on?
Someone once planned to, I stopped it before it could happen...you know who you are.
5. Have you ever wished you had a physical feature different from your own?
Doesn't everyone?
6. What inborn trait do you see in others that you wish you had for yourself?
A better nose.
7. Do you wish you'd come up with this survey?
Um...no?
8. Finally, what is your favorite deadly sin?
Greed. I love to buy stuff.



Seven Heavenly Virtues

FAITH
1. What religion do you follow?
None, I feel that organized religion is flawed.
2. What religion were you raised as?
Christian :-p
3. Do you believe that forgiveness is a religious property or a human property?
Human, because religion is born of human ideals.
4. Do you believe in magic?
Why not?
5. What was the last promise you broke?
Heh. I can't talk about that here.
6. Have you ever said the words to a prayer and not meant it?
No. When I used to pray I meant it. I don't really say prayers anymore.
7. Do you believe that anyone could be perfect?
No. There is always an imperfection.

HOPE
1. Did you get everything you wanted over the last holiday season?
I guess so. I just want money to fuel my ski racing addiction.
2. Regarding your future, what is the best thing you could hope for?
To be happy
3. Do you let yourself get your hopes up for something even if you know that there is a large chance of failure?
Usually
5. Have you ever bought a lottery ticket?
Where's question 4? I have. I have lost like 4 dollars on lottery tickets. I'm a big gambler woooh.
6. Do you gamble?
Occasionally.
7. Have you ever had something called off on account of bad weather, but then gone ahead and done it anyway?
What the hell? I dont know.

CHARITY
1. What causes do you support?
Gay Marriage. Don't vote for the bigot Bush.
2. What causes have you given money or time to?
I don't really do charity stuff. I'm a greedy bastard, remember?
3. Have you ever worked in a soup kitchen or done another kind of outreach for the homeless?
No
4. Would you ever consider joining the Peace Corps, Amnesty International, or another travel-inherent worldwide charity group?
Never
5. Do you give money to the homeless on the street?
No
6. Have you ever helped out a friend with basic needs, like rent or food?
No friend has ever needed that kind of help, as far as I know...but I most certainly would if they did.
7. What's the greatest extent you've gone to help a friend in need?
Listened when they need to be listened to.

FORTITUDE
1. What are you most afraid of?
aliens. seriously, they can kick the shit out of us in like 24 hours. who isn't afraid of aliens?
2. What did you do today that was really brave?
Light a dud firework again after the fuse was already burned up and gone.
3. Who is your favorite superhero, and why?
Elektra from DareDevil because no matter what you're into, Jennifer Garner in leather with psis (spelling? SEYEs) is hot.
4. Would you put your life in danger to rescue someone?
I think I would.
5. If you were to face the Wizard, would you want more courage, more brains, or more heart?
courage
6. Have you ever gotten stage fright?
I get nervous before big concerts during which I have huge solos, like senior all state when I had to play a huge solo in the beginning of the piece sans conductor with all of the best musicians and music educators in the state watching. Did I choke? no! never!
7. Do you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower?
Leader

JUSTICE
1. Have you ever been summoned for jury duty? Were you chosen?
No
2. If they reinstituted the draft (for both genders), would you go, or would find some way out of it?
Find a way out
3. Do you support capital punishment (the death penalty)?
Yes
4. Do you believe that George W Bush is rightfully President of the USA?
I believe he won the election. I do not believe he is a good man for the job.
5. What was your favorite media circus trial?
Clinton
6. Have you ever written a letter to a politician?
Yes

TEMPERANCE
1. What do you have the hardest time moderating yourself on?
Sugar
2. Do you collect anything?
Anything ski-related
3. Are you addicted to anything?
Working out, sugar, skiing, other things too I guess whatever.
4. Have you ever put anything on layaway or used an installment plan?
Nope
5. What's your preferred method of paying for things?
Credit. Pull out the plastic.
6. Tell us one thing you wish you hadn't let yourself do:
Become nearly anorexic, but it was weird anorexic. I ate sugary foods very very sparingly and denied myself almost everything else. It was fucked up.
7. Do you feel that you obsess over things?
All the fucking time.

PRUDENCE
1. Who is the wisest person you know?
No clue
2. Have you ever participated in a vigil?
No
3. Do you take advice when it's given?
Sometimes
4. What area are you wisest in?
Helping friends with issues
5. Do you drive defensively?
Lets take lacrosse. There's defense, there's offense, and there's the midis (i think thats how it works). I'm a midi. Turn out in front of me and I'm ready for it, but start using the brake too much and I'll pass you going 70.
6. Have you ever had unprotected sex outside of marriage? Would you ever?
No
7. What did you learn today?
That it's fun to be lazy?
8. And of course, what is your favorite heavenly virtue?
Fortitude. Grrrr
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real freaky naughty [01 Jul 2004|12:14am]
[ mood | chipper ]

so i had this crazy dream last night. those of you who dont like to hear about dreams or honestly dont care, dont read this entry. mostly, i dont tell others about my dreams because i think people wouldnt care, but this one seemed to be thick with meaning and a message and when i woke up i remembered it all very clearly and felt enlightened. all comments appreciated, unless its like "fuck you, you suck." that will not be appreciated. the dream:

i'm sitting in class on my first day of college. i'm in a biology class for some reason, and michael moore is the professor. so we start in on our project, which i guess is to grow these water flies. we have a tank and we have to add stuff to the tank and the flies reproduce, creating generation after generation of offspring. this all happens very quickly. each time they have a generation, a layer of this thick, jelly-like stuff appears in the tank, and each layer is a different shade of grey. i have to stick my hands deep into the jelly for the project, and when i pull my hands out they are covered in these black specs, flies i'm told. i was them off in a sink that seems to be too small for my hands and then professor moore starts to tell us about the required reading for his class, odd since its a biology class, not english. the blackboard becomes very dark and he takes out a flashlight. he shines his light on various parts the board, illuminating a picture with the title of a book above it. he shines it around, showing us various titles and then comes upon one called "alien" with a picture of the stereotypical alien head, only this aliens head is brown and very textured, and it has obvious lips. i ask what the book is about and moore says "cant you tell by the title?" then he says he has a device that will give us the overall meaning of the book by epiphany and shows us how it works. you place it on your forehead and your vision switches from the room to a picture with a sound that will portray the meaning of the book to you and make it feel like an epiphany. so my friend does it for the "alien" book and says "wow". i ask him to give it to me and he says, "its not what you think. its not at all what you think". i take it from him and place it on my forehead, and all of a sudden i'm looking at the sky. there are birds and clouds everywhere and the birds are frozen in a circular formation over the sun. in the background there is this music, like a chorus singing "ah" with descending chords. i feel this epiphany, just like i was told i would, and the thing i feel is nothing like what i thought it would be. i thought the book would be about aliens, which i guess it was, but when i was looking at the scene i said "its not about them being from another planet. its not about them being aliens at all. its about us. its about us and how we judge them based on our own standards because we're scared. its not fair that we do that, they just want to exist the way we exist and we judge them for it. its not about them being aliens at all."

and then i woke up.

so that dream was very crazy. i woke up feeling very enlightened and like great knowledge had been bestowed upon me. i've already started analyzing it, but the layers of flies thing (gross i know) seems to be significant, as does the alien and michael moore. the alien is an obvious symbol. can anyone guess what it is? so i know some of you out there love to analyze dreams, so here is a crazy one for you. take your best shot, i'd love to hear any comments.

racer ready

real freaky naughty [01 Jul 2004|12:13am]
[ mood | chipper ]

so i had this crazy dream last night. those of you who dont like to hear about dreams or honestly dont care, dont read this entry. mostly, i dont tell others about my dreams because i think people wouldnt care, but this one seemed to be thick with meaning and a message and when i woke up i remembered it all very clearly and felt enlightened. all comments appreciated, unless its like "fuck you, you suck." that will not be appreciated. the dream:

i'm sitting in class on my first day of college. i'm in a biology class for some reason, and michael moore is the professor. so we start in on our project, which i guess is to grow these water flies. we have a tank and we have to add stuff to the tank and the flies reproduce, creating generation after generation of offspring. this all happens very quickly. each time they have a generation, a layer of this thick, jelly-like stuff appears in the tank, and each layer is a different shade of grey. i have to stick my hands deep into the jelly for the project, and when i pull my hands out they are covered in these black specs, flies i'm told. i was them off in a sink that seems to be too small for my hands and then professor moore starts to tell us about the required reading for his class, odd since its a biology class, not english. the blackboard becomes very dark and he takes out a flashlight. he shines his light on various parts the board, illuminating a picture with the title of a book above it. he shines it around, showing us various titles and then comes upon one called "alien" with a picture of the stereotypical alien head, only this aliens head is brown and very textured, and it has obvious lips. i ask what the book is about and moore says "cant you tell by the title?" then he says he has a device that will give us the overall meaning of the book by epiphany and shows us how it works. you place it on your forehead and your vision switches from the room to a picture with a sound that will portray the meaning of the book to you and make it feel like an epiphany. so my friend does it for the "alien" book and says "wow". i ask him to give it to me and he says, "its not what you think. its not at all what you think". i take it from him and place it on my forehead, and all of a sudden i'm looking at the sky. there are birds and clouds everywhere and the birds are frozen in a circular formation over the sun. in the background there is this music, like a chorus singing "ah" with descending chords. i feel this epiphany, just like i was told i would, and the thing i feel is nothing like what i thought it would be. i thought the book would be about aliens, which i guess it was, but when i was looking at the scene i said "its not about them being from another planet. its not about them being aliens at all. its about us. its about us and how we judge them based on our own standards because we're scared. its not fair that we do that, they just want to exist the way we exist and we judge them for it. its not about them being aliens at all."

and then i woke up.

so that dream was very crazy. i woke up feeling very enlightened and like great knowledge had been bestowed upon me. i've already started analyzing it, but the layers of flies thing (gross i know) seems to be significant, as does the alien and michael moore. the alien is an obvious symbol. can anyone guess what it is? so i know some of you out there love to analyze dreams, so here is a crazy one for you. take your best shot, i'd love to hear any comments.

racer ready

real freaky naughty [30 Jun 2004|11:51pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

so i had this crazy dream last night. those of you who dont like to hear about dreams or honestly dont care, dont read this entry. mostly, i dont tell others about my dreams because i think people wouldnt care, but this one seemed to be thick with meaning and a message and when i woke up i remembered it all very clearly and felt enlightened. all comments appreciated, unless its like "fuck you, you suck." that will not be appreciated. the dream:

i'm sitting in class on my first day of college. i'm in a biology class for some reason, and michael moore is the professor. so we start in on our project, which i guess is to grow these water flies. we have a tank and we have to add stuff to the tank and the flies reproduce, creating generation after generation of offspring. this all happens very quickly. each time they have a generation, a layer of this thick, jelly-like stuff appears in the tank, and each layer is a different shade of grey. i have to stick my hands deep into the jelly for the project, and when i pull my hands out they are covered in these black specs, flies i'm told. i was them off in a sink that seems to be too small for my hands and then professor moore starts to tell us about the required reading for his class, odd since its a biology class, not english. the blackboard becomes very dark and he takes out a flashlight. he shines his light on various parts the board, illuminating a picture with the title of a book above it. he shines it around, showing us various titles and then comes upon one called "alien" with a picture of the stereotypical alien head, only this aliens head is brown and very textured, and it has obvious lips. i ask what the book is about and moore says "cant you tell by the title?" then he says he has a device that will give us the overall meaning of the book by epiphany and shows us how it works. you place it on your forehead and your vision switches from the room to a picture with a sound that will portray the meaning of the book to you and make it feel like an epiphany. so my friend does it for the "alien" book and says "wow". i ask him to give it to me and he says, "its not what you think. its not at all what you think". i take it from him and place it on my forehead, and all of a sudden i'm looking at the sky. there are birds and clouds everywhere and the birds are frozen in a circular formation over the sun. in the background there is this music, like a chorus singing "ah" with descending chords. i feel this epiphany, just like i was told i would, and the thing i feel is nothing like what i thought it would be. i thought the book would be about aliens, which i guess it was, but when i was looking at the scene i said "its not about them being from another planet. its not about them being aliens at all. its about us. its about us and how we judge them based on our own standards because we're scared. its not fair that we do that, they just want to exist the way we exist and we judge them for it. its not about them being aliens at all."

and then i woke up.

so that dream was very crazy. i woke up feeling very enlightened and like great knowledge had been bestowed upon me. i've already started analyzing it, but the layers of flies thing (gross i know) seems to be significant, as does the alien and michael moore. the alien is an obvious symbol. can anyone guess what it is? so i know some of you out there love to analyze dreams, so here is a crazy one for you. take your best shot, i'd love to hear any comments.

4 fell in the flush| racer ready

kurt is ghandi [29 Jun 2004|01:36am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

soo long time no update.

i went to the mall tonight with jon. i bought the evanescence cd which is awesome. good cd from start to finish. i also bought a leather wristband. jon has one and he left it at my house and i thought it was pretty sweet so i bought one for myself. we saw kurt and bryn there and that was cool. then jon and i went to jens for a little while, watched the daily show w/jon stewart which is hilarious, and then we both went home.

on saturday i had this banquet thing with the knights of columbus. they honor the top 2 students at area schools and give us awards and stuff. it was cool, the food was baaaaad. bryn and i had fun trying to make it look like we ate the food. we all got a free 3 month membership to planet fitness. the only other guy there is also going to rensselaer, but hes going for biomedical eng. he may be in some of my classes because all eng. students have the same freshman curriculum 1st semester.

i found out i did not get into barton hall at rpi :(. its the best dorm and reserved for medal winners and early decision kids. i guess i didnt win the lottery for it out of the medal winners :(. kylans friend got in, so we will shun him. kylan and i are both in one of the 4 lesser dorms on freshman hill, but they are all good anyway, just not as good as barton. i'll probably be in crockett hall since i put it as choice 2. adam gaige had it last year and he said it was great.

we bought my new laptop. 2300 bucks from rpi. its gonna be nice i cant wait to get it in august. i have orientation in 2 weeks and it will be cool. i'm gonna get together with some of the kids on the rpi ski team while i'm there, should be a good time.

ski camp is one month away! i'm excited. i bought my ski bag for the plane today. i found spyder jackets for $120 online and my jaw dropped. those things are like 300-500 normally, i was very tempted to buy one so i could be more "racer" at camp haha but i didnt. saving my money for the atomic sx11's i plan on buying after camp is over. i had a dream about them last night. i was skiing a gs course and i had my new sx11's on and i won the race. yep, quite the dream since me winning a race will probably never happen, but i would love it.

thats all folks!

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stolen from heather [23 Jun 2004|01:36am]
so i stole this thing from heather. its 10 facts about me, made up or true. you have to figure out which ones are true and which are false and then i'll post the answers. yes its lame, but its 130 and i'm tired too.

1. I used to want to play the bassoon.
2. I was in a production of the musical Snoopy despite my terrible singing.
3. I ski on rossignols.
4. My favorite mountain to ski at is Mt. Sunapee.
5. I have a desk calendar that makes fun of the French.
6. I am a firm believer in early to bed, early to rise...
7. In the summer I end up at Hampton Beach just for the DDR machines.
8. My idol is Bode Miller.
9. I will major in chemistry next year.
10. I have the missing Fortier cardboard cutout of Boba Fett in my room.
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pomp and circumstance [17 Jun 2004|12:35am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

i will post about graduation itself tomorrow, but here, as promised, is my graduation speech, the valedictory address for 2004. enjoy

Good evening class of 2004, faculty, alumni, family and friends. I stand before you with the task of presenting a graduation speech. Writing a speech that is distinctive and original can be difficult. One hopes to be unique and not to fall into the trap of clichés and stereotypes, just as we all hope to do when we enter the real world. We want the things we do to be original and not an obvious repeat of others’ actions. The following is my advice to all of you on how to achieve this goal and is my own attempt at originality.
Don’t sweat the small stuff:
You will be able to tell about the things that truly matter in life because they are what will stick out in your memory. Don’t cry over spilt milk.
Every cloud has a silver lining:
We will all face events in our lives that are trying and upsetting. Learn from these experiences instead of complaining about them.
Look towards the sun and all the shadows will fall behind you:
If all you do is complain about every cloud, the silver lining will never shine through. Living your life focusing on the negative events will only hurt you and will often times not solve any problems. I have been told time and time again when I am complaining to focus on the positive, and it truly does help. A positive outlook on life will make many things better.
Learn from the past:
Everyone makes mistakes. Learn from yours and others. It does no good to make the same mistake twice.
Look to the future:
We all have so much potential right now. Imagine what you can do with that potential and look down your path right now to set a destination for yourself.
Live for today:
It is good to learn from the past. It is great to look to the future. But it is most rewarding to live for today and not forget that we live in the present. You will never live in the past or the future.
Stand up for what’s right, even if you’re standing alone:
Your own beliefs are the only ones you should rely on. Even when no one else agrees with you, you must agree with yourself. Stay true to who you are and you will stay a unique individual.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars:
The huge goal that requires immense work is attainable, but remember that if you don’t make it to the exact place you thought you would be, all the work has paid off in one way or another.
The flowers of tomorrow lie in the seeds of yesterday:
High school has sewed the seeds of knowledge and inspiration in the soil of our minds that will bloom into the flowers of our accomplishments. As the blooming flower, each unique accomplishment will come at a different time. Remember that everything you want in the future must start in the past.
The journey is more important than the destination:
Your goal or place for yourself that you have imagined may take many years to achieve or arrive at. Do not get so caught up in what will be to forget what is. Stop and smell the flowers that have already bloomed. Take pleasure in the journey along the way, and the destination will be that much more enjoyable.
The early bird gets the worm:
Never wait too long to take advantage of an opportunity. The chance you have today may not be there tomorrow, and you don’t want to be left wondering what could have been.
Reach for the stars, look to the horizon, pursue your dreams, the sky’s the limit:
They all mean the same thing. You have a dream, an idea for what you will do. Do not let anything keep you from that dream. It is the pursuit of your dream that will define who you are and make you unique. Now, as high school graduates, we have the capability to pursue our dreams and become what we want. The opportunity is there; don’t let that worm get away. You must all
Spread your wings and fly:
Tomorrow we, the class of 2004, will enter the real world. Tomorrow we get our chance to show everyone who we are and start to become the unique people who we will be. Tomorrow we will spread our wings and fly, nay, soar. Tomorrow we are graduates. Thank you.

5 fell in the flush| racer ready

mixed feelings [11 Jun 2004|10:18pm]
[ mood | blank ]

so senior awards night tonight. i got:
valedictorian medal (this thing is fuckin huge) ...it feels like a midget is hangin' from my necklace...
NHS gold tassle and gold rope
theoretical math award
physical (physics and chemistry) science award
dover high school mathematician of the year
perfect score in algebra 1 at the state math meet award haha
national merit scholar nomination thing (not really anything important)
ski team scholarship
anthony stavroula janetos scholarship
and i presented james the RPI medal that i got last year

i kinda wished i had gotten more scholarships. i applied to like...15. the guidance secretaries were all "oh you will get many do not worry". and then they realized that the scholarships are based on financial need...and i lost. i'm gonna start sounding really bitter, which i often do with scholarships, but i would like to point out that its all one big exercise in socialism. "lets give something to EVERYONE!" good job...very nice...but 100 bucks will buy you jack shit in college. when people who you KNOW are not involved in anything and take mediocre classes get much more money than you do, its discouraging and makes the system seem unfair. oh ya financial need. good job EARNING the money. and then there were the "i'm giving this scholarship to my kid" awards. nepetism (thanks for the vocab word jeff)...grr.

so i ended up missing the spaulding project graduation bus. they said 10 oclock for the departure time, and that was fine because i got out of senior awards night at 9. i got to the community center and saw them cleaning up the graduation. and no one was there. i called molly's cell and she said they left at 9 because its bike week. she said she felt terrible and i told her just to have fun and not to worry. i'm really sad i missed it, but i want her to enjoy herself because its HER project grad.

and so i needed something to do tonight. i called up jon and he is on his way over. that will certainly brighten my mood after a couple of disappointments tonight. done.

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