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Old 01-07-2005, 05:28 PM   #41
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Saw White Noise, was pretty good since they couldn't really end it.


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Old 01-07-2005, 06:26 PM   #42
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Took the day off of work. I couldn't really figure out any reason to go in. Done all the maintenance I can possably do myself... and there's very little office work to my job. Besides, I have something like 30 to 40 days of paid time-off coming to me that I have built up... might as well use 'em.

We start to get busy next week, and after that it's pretty much non-stop till Spring Break. If I don't take the time now when I can get I'll be kicking myself later when I'm exhausted.

I basically lazed around the house. Slept in late. (There's a lot to be said on the subject of the simple, yet sublime pleasures of wasting a perfectly good morning sleeping-in late. Perhaps it is a subject I will explore further in a later post.)
Did a little light housework (picking up up clutter... no genuine cleaning impliments were harmed in this activity) did some reading, computer maintenance (Microsoft has an Ad-Aware-like Spyware detection/ removal utility now... seems to work OK) and watched my traditional Friday-Night weekly-wrapup political gab-fest on PBS.

I'm wondering how long I can keep finding things to post in this thread. Taken on a day-to-day basis like this my life (as is, I believe that of most people) is remarkably dull. Mostly just work and tedium. It's actually a bit disheartening to look back over a week of my life in this way and see how little I actually accomplished.
I wonder how the hard-core bloggers do it? I think seeing the minutiae of my daily existance, my dull day-to-day life spread out in this way over the long-term would send me spiraling into deep depression and despair.

On the other hand; if I had kept a journal of my life during the 3 or so months that I lived on the road... now that would surely make some interesting reading today! Alas, I was too short-sighted to actually do it at the time.

I also wonder what happens when I get truly busy at work again. I will surely miss whole days, if not weeks, in the continuity of this thing I have started.


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Old 01-08-2005, 10:13 AM   #43
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Figured I'd get the Jan. 8 portion of this thread started b4 someone else does.

I dread bad weather on days when my brother takes me food shopping. Usually, we luck out and it's a decent day, but not today. It was raining throughout, occasionally mixing with sleet. Glad the shopping is out of the way now, though.

I'm a football nut and normally I'd be giddy with anticipation for the start of the playoffs, but not today. The Patriots will likely play Indy in the next round, and the Colts don't play until tomorrow. The Jets/Chargers game tonight is appealing, but my TV will be on NESN for BC/Providence basketball when that game starts.


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Old 01-08-2005, 06:48 PM   #44
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Indeed, the weather sucked big-time today. It didn't know WHAT it wanted to really do... so it gave us all of the possibilities.
A particularly nasty mixure of sleet, snow, and freezing rain off-and-on where I was all day. Last I looked, the street I live on was a solid sheet of ice. I watched a couple of folks slide down it, after chipping away the accumulated encrusting of solid frozen precipitation.

Needless to say, I didn't leave the house today, despite needing to go a few places. Hopefully tomorrow will be better, and I will have to get all my errands done then.

So I stayed in, and (couch-potato that I am...) watched DVDs. Surprise, surprise.

Speaking of "Surprise"... I watched "Master and Commander." Not bad... good action and what I believe is a fairly realistic depiction of the rather harsh conditions aboard a ship like that back in the day... but seemed like they easily could have edited about 20 or 30 minutes from it and I never would have noticed.

Also: "Lost In Translation" I don't know what I was expecting... but I don't quite get why this was so universally critically acclamed. It was cute in parts, a couple of chuckles, but pretty slow overall, and not nearly as funny as everyone led me to expect. I was expecting a comedy, and I got a somewhat unconventional love-story. Nice for waht it is... but since that wasn't what I was anticipating I was a little let down. Perhaps I should watch it again sometime now that I know what I'm in for...
Still, seeing Tokyo is amazing, and the scenes where he is dealing with the Japanese clients are spot-on.


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Old 01-09-2005, 07:41 AM   #45
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i came home from work the other night to see a envelop titles 'department of motor transportation' i opened it and apparantly got 3 points taken off my driving license for 'careless driving' it makes me mad because everybody else drives like 20 times worse, and where are the cops then? oh and the other day i almost hit a cop....some idiot was tailing me when it was raining like mad out, and i didn't want him to wreck into me, so i went to get into the other lane, quickly checked, nobody was there, so i turned a bit and double-checked-good thing i did, and swerved back to where i was.....almost side-swiped a suv cop...scared me a bit.


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Old 01-09-2005, 05:54 PM   #46
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Guess what today was?!?? Go on... you'll never guess!
I'll give you a hint... It's everybody's favorite day! Ever!

That's right! Today was:

LAUNDRY DAY!!!!!

Yay!

*Does happy dance*

Ahem... that's enough of that.

Yup. That's right... Excitement incarnate. Doing the wash.
I'll spare you the details...

But between loads (you guessed it...) I watched movies!

"We Were Soldiers"
Gut wrenching. Sure takes the glamour and excitement right out of being at war. Kinda like "Black Hawk Down" but only with an even less clearly defined mission objective. Some people might see it as hopelessly P.C.,.. but I liked the fact they presented some of the enemy troops as humans, with fears and hopes of thier own, and not just endless hordes of bloodthirsty faceless cannon fodder.

"A Fistful Of Dollars"
The classic spagetti western. One of the great Clint Eastwood horse operas. Based on a Japanese tale, filmed by an Italian director, shot in Spain, with an American star. What's not to love?
Surprising how bloodless and tame the violence appears after seeing the Mel Gibson movie.
Of couse. I've already seen this one before, but the DVD was so cheap I just had to get it.
The digital transfer was kinda crappy though. Especially the audio.

"Heavenly Creatures"
Not a DVD, but on one the few movie channels I get. Peter Jackson's first (only?) movie that could possibly be called a "success" before Lord Of The Rings. I had never seen the whole thing before. Of course, anytime you put the word "lesbian" with the word "schoolgirls" you already have my interest. Add the word "murder" in with that lot, and rabid timberwolves couldn't keep me away!
A disturbing little tale... presented lushly and gorgeously by Mr. Jackson.


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Old 01-09-2005, 07:29 PM   #47
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I also did my laundry.

Played a few hours of Halo 2 on LIVE, then ate some soup my mom made, played a little more of Halo 2, then watched Anchorman and Surviving Christmas. Surviving Christmas was a good movie.


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Old 01-10-2005, 08:47 AM   #48
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Spent the morning changing house lights at work. This is a 4-person job, minimum. That is because about half of the lights are only accessible using scaffolding. The process goes like this: Build scaffolding, change light, disassemble scaffolding, move, re-build scaffolding, change next light,.. repeat until finished.
We only do it about once a year. Fortunately it's fairly lightweight aluminium scaffolding that clips together quickly. Still, it's always a miserable experience. Is we ever redesign the place we got to make it easier to do this.

Later in afternoon the college's new president gave a speech to the faculty. He is one of those guys who, when you look at his resume, make you wonder "What have I really done with my life? Where exactly did I go wrong?" The kind of guy who accomplished more by the time he was my age than I have ever imagined doing in my life. Makes me feel that I really should try to more. Of course, while thinking that, I came home and dozed off while watching a Simpsons rerun... Y'Know,.. that just might have something to do with it.


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Old 01-10-2005, 07:10 PM   #50
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I woke up this morning to find my cell phone....missing....it was in my sister's car. i went to go see about getting health insurance, and the boss at the temp agency said she called and asked if i got the messege, and i said no...and she said there was no work today.....so that leaves me out of $64 minus tax. also found that i enrolled like a month too late to get insurance. so yay.

I actually felt quite well this afternoon, must have been because the sky cleared and it wasn't too cold. But it seemed to relieve some stress for some reason. It also could have been because i drank a can of mountain dew right after i took a shower.

Watched Matrix Revolutions widescreen w/my dad after lunch, i dunno care what the critics say, but i really like that movie.

I played a little halo 2 on xbox live and sucked horribly. I got put on one of the most annoying maps, my whole damn team left, and there was 7 minutes remaining, so instead of letting the other team have a quick-victory, i decided to stick myself with plasma grenades and got like 32 suicides before the time ran out.



I think the job i'm temping for is gonna end before schedule, so it looks like I'll need to find something else. sucks that my only choices are factory work or restraunt work.


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Yesterday or today or whatever:

Monday the 10th was the first day of Spring Semester 2005, and my standing number changed from 06 to 07 which means after many, many years and a total of nine semesters of college, I'm at long last a senior in college. Only two more semesters to go after this one (six years to graduate egad).

Italian 1 was ok for hte first day. My prof is much better than my italian 1 prof last semester. Only once have I done worse in a class when taking it for the second time.

Art History 202 is probably going to be boring. Its all architecture and whatnot, which is neat, but I get a boring vibe off it.

HIST 001 (oh yeah) was cancelled. I've had specialty classes in both Greek and Roman history, so going back over the same stuff but condensed into one class plus other stuff makes this one an easy class. They really should have made it so people htat already took 200 level history classes can't go back and take 000 level classes.

HIST 143 is going to rock the casbah as it were. While the catalog calls it "Fascism and Nazism," this class is actually called NAZISM AND THE THIRD REICH. My prof for this seems really cool and was funny, which I always like. Like the third thing he said when he started talking was "Who doesn't like Nazis? They're just so sexy with the black uniforms and the silver trim and the death's head on their hats. Well, I mean the Jews and Gypsies and all those people didn't like them, but the Nazis are just so movie evil. You couldn't make this stuff up!" If I had a different prof, I'd be learning about Mussolini and Franco and all the other flavors, but I'll trade that for getting to watch Triumph of the Will on a giant screen as Hitler intended.

Tomorrow I have CAMS 044, which is Greek mythology. I know very little other than some guys hung out on Olympus and one of them was named Zeus.

My classes have a total of 19 books i have to buy. That's a lot of books, considering I usually only have about six a semester.

I'm all sore all over from being all hunched over walking around in the cold and wind all day. I made three round trips to campus today which comes out to about ten miles. Plus being largely immobile since December 17th meant my legs are being punished now.

I went to Office Depot to get a new desk chair, but I couldn't find anyone to provide me with service and allow me to buy the chair.


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Old 01-10-2005, 08:18 PM   #52
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Wow! You are taking even longer to graduate than I did! That's an accomphishment! I took 11 semesters too (a little over 5 years) to finally get enough credits to move on. I changed majors 3 times before I settled in one long enough to take all the required classes... although when I left I was only about 4 credits shy of graduating as a dual-major. They have since changed the requirements of the major I was short on, so I would have to take a lot more classes in it now if I ever wanted to go back and finish that one up too.
It's funny... one of the benefits of working at this college is free classes if I want them every semester... I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet, although every year I kick myself for not taking advantage of it.
Next semester...


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Old 01-11-2005, 02:51 AM   #54
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I never did either... but when a staff position opened up in the area that I had worked in as a student on work-study they thought of me. I happened to be still living in the area, and at the time was between freelance gigs.

It works out great, since they know that as long as they keep me employed I can make payments on my student loans.
I'm really just laundering thier money for them.


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w007! just got a call from my temp agency boss.....no work at jay group til further notice......i'll miss that job. i'll miss the sight of millions of bottles of listerine....and all my puerto rican friends. waaaaaah of course there was a position at the same place but in a further way place for 3rd shift.....and hells no! that's too far away and 3rd shift is yucky.

ok..time for me to literally go out and look for something more real i guess. meh...$6 an hour here i come.


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Six majors, three colleges. Its amazing I'm going to pull it off in six years at all.

We got our first real snow of hte season today. Its been a very mild winter and will continue to be one. At about 9:30 this morning, flurries were in the air. I went into class then and when I came out at about 10:30, there were almost two inches on the ground. By 11, it had stopped and we had three inches of snow. By now the temperature is climbing and its switched to rain. Its going to be 61 tomorrow. The weather machine must be broken.


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Old 01-11-2005, 08:17 AM   #57
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well i got a scheduled tour of UPS next week. just filled out an online application to be a package handle or something sick like that. hopefully i can get this job, tho it's part-time....


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But if you get a job as a sorter or loader I hear it can be a total pressure cooker... with a high burnout rate after a couple of months.

1/11/05

Not much to write tonight. Standard blah, boring day at work. Crappy commute home. More slushy precip predicted for overnight, which means an early morning to dig out before commuting back in.

Better try to go to bed early.

Maybe I'll try to write more in the a.m.


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heh all i need is a few months, then i can reenlist and go to war.

the tep place called me back and said that i could go to work tomorrow..i dunno what the hell is up w/that, so i guess i'm still employed. which is good cause i am in need of money.... =\

I finally got past Cairo Station level on Legendary in Halo 2. plasma pistol + battle rifle helped alot.


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Today update #2 because I'm bored and technically its the 12th now.

I bore of xbox live. I suck at the Halo 2, NCAA Football and Madden players are chumps that give up or pick only to use the best of the best teams or use the (legitimate) cheats available, and no one ever is around for me to play Tiger Woods against.

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In Halo 2, regardless of what I do, I cannot inflict kills and die with incredible ease. After the 900,000th time I shot someone in the face with a shotgun and they didn't die, I refuse to play anymore. I also hate being killed by people that, as far as I can tell, aren't anywhere near me. I just fall down and then all the sudden someone runs past my corpse. Its like they teleported in just for the occasion, didn't appear on my radar, and then killed me like my Master Chief was cleverly constructed from papier mache or however those french faggots spell it. I also hate any sort of CTF, particularly since the time three of my friends and I watched someone score without doing the important part of bringing the flag back to their base. We had encircled their flag dealie and no one ever entered the room to score. I was baffled.


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@nute that's flag glitching....lemme guess it was on waterworks.


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It was whatever they call Blood Gulch these days. I never play on Waterworks for some reason. I always wind up on Blood Gulch, Midship, Colossus, or Ascension.

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/GameStat...ameid=42111585

Observe the game viewer. This was the round that made me give up. I couldn't buy a kill and I got frustrated to the point of being done forever.


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Sitting on my ass watching my Live Aid DVD and hoping the mailman comes soon so I can try out my new Boss CE-5 chorus pedal before work...


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I have a really old Boss chorus pedal. I rarely use it anymore, but it sounds nice.
I've always wanted one of those T.C. Electronic chorus/ flange pedals... man those things sound sweet! Expensive though.
I really don't play enough (except around the house) to justify spending money on gear when I already have stuff that works.

Just today a guy I work with (another person on our staff) who is a drummer brought up the idea of playing a show together. I played him the "Hot Dog Sally" mp3 to prove to him I can actually play. He laughed. I don't know if I impressed him, or just walked my way right out of a gig. Hmmm...


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I found out the reason why the place I temp at closed down for 2 days....the people in charge decided to change the product. now i'm making boxes for and packing neospore....hm maybe i'll call the UPS thing off and see how much longer before the job completely ends?


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Went to see a mechanic about my car. He was surprised a '93 Ford Tempo was running as well as it is. The problem lies in my ETS whatever, all i know is that it controls the idle speed and it sometimes doesn't work right, forcing the car to stall. suck. but it wasn't doing it at the time, and since we think we have isolated the problem, he said it would be a quick fix.

Slacking on my Model United Nations work, need to fix that.

World of Warcraft is going well. Need to change the info in my sig,but i really stopped caring.

Soon i will have my associates in Political Science. Yay! Let the rush for power and wealth begin. >.>

Kinda got some credit card debt. about 500 USD, not much, but enoough to set me back a few months. damned money. Made a note to restrict pruchases for a while. need to save for trip to NYC for the M.U.N.

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Kinda got some credit card debt. about 500 USD, not much, but enoough to set me back a few months.
I'm like $45000 in debt.

A semester of college costs me $9861.


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1/13/05

Almost forgot to post today!

The foggiest day around here that I can remember in a long time. Thick as pea soup. It was really cool! Made for some tough driving in spots though...

I've been thinking seriously about upgrading all my computer equipment. My newest PC is quickly approaching the 5-year mark and something will have to be done soon.
Those new under $500 mini-Macs have got me thinking that I could use one of those. I could run music software off of it, as well as make it a server for my whole network, dumping all of my mp3s and other media files to it (especially if I upgrade the hard drive when I order it, or get an external Firewire one...)
There are also those under $500 Linux laptops that have grabbed my attention. I really could use a laptop for certain things... but I don't want to pay the full cost for one. That's a possibility too.

Still, it's my main Windows desktop that I really need to do something about. I'd like to wait until the new BTX form-factor cases and motherboards really start to take off, since I think that's how everything is eventually going to go... but it seems they're a bit slow getting out of the gate, and I'm not sure I can really wait any longer.
I'm pretty sure that by summer I will have to do something about it one way or another...


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Old 01-14-2005, 06:14 AM   #71
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didnt go to class yesterday as I have summer tires on the car and 2 of them are almost bald

and it snowed 2 inches, and the last 3 days rain froze everything to all hell

dont worry nute, undergrad for me is just finishing in may, 6 years, 3 schools, 3 majors, one degree
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dont worry nute, undergrad for me is just finishing in may, 6 years, 3 schools, 3 majors, one degree
I think something like 60% of the people that graduate from my college do it in six years anyhow.


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Old 01-14-2005, 11:26 AM   #73
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01/14/05

I woke up just in time to watch the UPS guy pull out of the driveway with what I'm assuming was my chorus pedal, so now I've gotta wait 'till Monday to drive out to the @#$&ing airport to pick it up...

The good news is that I was up when my pedal boards came in, so while I don't have my chorus pedal for tomorrow night, I don't have to worry about replacing 10 dead 9-volt batteries on a regular basis anymore... Christ on a bicycle those things are expensive.


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1/14/05

Sad day...

I took the day off from work and was puttering around the house when I got a call from my mom this morning telling me that my uncle is in the hospital. I didn't think much about it since he's been in and out of the hospital on a nearly constant basis for the last couple of years (more on that later.)

I knew something was up when she called back sortly after and asked if I had showered yet. "Get ready, I'm leaving work and am coming to pick you up. Print out directions to the Brigham and Women's Hospital from there too." That's when I knew it was bad...

See, my uncle had a full heart transplant 13 years ago. Then he got (and beat) cancer. Then he suffered through gout. Then, last year, he had to go on dialysis.

Well, today he got the message that this is the end of the road... that the doctors really can't do anything else for him at this point except try to make him comfortable for the next couple of days. His heart is finally going into total rejection, and all the arteries to it are almost completely blocked. Also, his blood pressure is currently so low that it is impossible for them to try to do the dialysis. So if his heart doesn't fail in the next couple of days, then his kidney failure is sure to kill him.

So we all rushed in to say our goodbyes. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to find the words in that situation.
He's actually pretty cheerful, and generally in better spirits than most of the people around him. I suspect he has been mentally preparing for this moment for a long time.

If he makes it through the night, we'll be going back in early tomorrow.

He's one of my favorite relatives, and one of my favorite people in the whole world. One of the truly nicest people I have ever met. I don't think I have ever heard him speak an angry or unkind word about anybody, ever. I know I've never heard him raise his voice in anger.
It's really too bad that the last years of his life had to be filled with such suffering.

There's more I want to say... but it will have to wait for now.


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Thanks. I appreciate it.

1/15/05

Sorry to bring the whole thread down... but this is what I'm going through at the moment.

Pretty much more of the same as yesterday, only an even longer day for us. He's still hanging in there. (He insists he's gonna watch the Patriots play tomorrow. A true fan even to the last!)

It's obvious he's getting weaker... but there's some of his family that can't make it untill tomorrow, so I think he's fighting to hold on until he can see them all.
His daughter and grandson flew in from California this morning. At one point during the day the room was filled with all his grandkids, as well as most of the rest of his extended family that lives in this area. The room (on a ward in intensive care) typically has a limit of 3 people at a time... there were times today that there were at least 20 people in the room.

My favorite memories of him was when he helped me out on a couple of road trips I had to make with a band I was working with at the time. We had to drive down to the venue in a rented Ryder truck, set the band up, do the gig, tear down, and drive back. The first time was down in New Jersey, and then we went to Long Island. We had a lot of fun. Especially the night we found ourselves driving on the Long Island Parkway in a 10-foot high box truck watching the bridges go by with progressively smaller clearance hights, and finding the highest part of each bridge in the dark before we got there so that we didn't shear off the roof of the van!
Introducing him to the band was also a blast for us. When I had talked to them last they asked if I had been able to get someone to help me, and I told them that my uncle Dave was coming along to help out. I'm not sure exactly what they were expecting, but I'm Italian/ Irish,favoring the Irish side as far as skin tone goes (pretty much straight-up lilly white, not even olive skinned like my dad)... and Dave is Cape Verdean, black, and fairly dark skinned at that. Watching the wheels roll in thier heads as they tried to figure it out and trying to put the pieces together (for the record: he is married to my mother's younger sister) when he met the band gave us both a bit of a laugh later.
They also freaked-out big time when they learned of his heart transplant.

He was a master chef, and insisted on doing most of the holiday cooking... and nobody ever disputed him on it ever. His meals are some of the best I've ever had... some of the most memorable.

When my cousin Mike had his bachelor party, we all hopped in a van and went down to one of the big Indian casinos they have down in Connecticut. As we were walking in a bunch of people walking out recognized Dave. It was the first of several such meetings that night. Everywhere we went somebody knew him. And he made friends wherever he went.

He will be very missed...


EDIT:

Just got a call... his brother is expected in shortly. After that happens he has asked to be removed from all medications and treatments.


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Old 01-15-2005, 10:54 PM   #78
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I've got an Uncle Dave too (mother's brother), and he's by far the one I'm most like...

My prayers are with you and your family...


As for my day... 01/15/05

The postal outlet my chorus pedal was sent to is in a drug store, so it was open today and I was able to go pick it up... Sounds *amazing* laid over my old DOD FX-50B overdrive.

We also named the band: The Ammon Republican Army, Ammon being the "town" (consisting solely of the 10 mile long Ammon Road) where our unheated "jam hut" is located. It's pretty much just considered part of the Greater Moncton Area by everyone else, but Ammon residents (specifically our bassist, who owns the shop we play in) will always tell you they live in Ammon, not Moncton.

Later in the evening, I found out I can play the drums disturbingly well for someone that before tonight hadn't held drumsticks for more then 10 seconds in his life...

I just sat down behind our drummer's kit while our bassist and other guitarist were goofing off playing Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral" and jumped right in... And 30 seconds later they both stopped and looked at me like, "WTF!!! When the hell did you learn how to play the drums!!?"

Maybe I should buy a drum kit instead of that new amp...


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heh i had the house free to myself this weekend...

I went out and bought Galaxies, waiting til next week for my bday present (new computer) to run it on...I ordered some pizza, watched Collateral which was a very good movie. And I played Halo 2 and levelled up from 7-9. yay.

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1/16/05

He went last night. I was there. It sucked. 'Nuff said.


Me and my mom headed back to the hospital after that call. It was just before we got back that they removed the I.V.s. We didn't have long to wait. In this case quicker was better.
I'm glad we got back when we did, when he was still awake.

I'm sad for us.
Happy for him.
Mostly relieved that his suffering is over... but sad that the suffering of those who loved him has only really just begun.
At least now there is something for all of us to hang our grief on. Watching someone die is an emotional rollercoaster... but now that it's over for him we can get everthing out of our systems that we've been choking back for a few days.

I've been seriously considering becoming an organ donor in his honor. I've never really considered it before, but I feel like I really do something to honor his memory and the gift that a stranger gave us that we could all have more time with him that we never would have had otherwise.

Thank you all for your concern, prayers, and well wishes.


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