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sadness pile in a failure bowl! [Feb. 4th, 2009|11:57 pm]
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i stopped by the BK that's near the casa the other night, starving after a super busy night at work (it is indeed possible to work at a gourmet restaurant and not eat anything...) and i ordered a whopper.
do you know how long it's been since i've visited a burger king?? besides that one time last year in costa rica?? at least a decade.
and let me tell you something---that whopper was delicious.

but i digress.

i am STOKED!!! for 2009. i'm starting class at georgia state this summer, and by spring will be on my way to my master's in art education. feels good...and i can't wait to be a student again.
i can't wait to take some studio classes...printmaking, ceramics. sweet.
i had a meeting with my advisor this afternoon and it was strange being in the halls of an art building again. student work on the walls from a drawing 1 class, kids bouncing in and out of the office to say "hi" to their fave professor, random professions of love for certain teachers scrawled on posted items in the elevator.
it made me completely un-nostalgic, and excited for a new and different experience.

work is becoming profitable.
i have a little extra cash for saving.

i need winter to be over and warm weather to start showing up. this much cold is a non-motivator for me.
link5 going 1,000 miles per second|idiot, slow down

maaaan [Sep. 23rd, 2008|04:46 pm]
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and here i thought i'd found the perfect job.
a week in, and i realize--it's just another job, with 3 different people telling me what to do, that pays very little and isn't as much fun as i thought.
now what? i found myself missing the old gardening job i used to have, the one where i was creative all the time, making things, using raw materials, hanging out with the people i worked with...at the new job, it's all maintenance in what is supposed to be a "creative environment", but i don't find myself excersising my creativity much. i'm just a labor grunt.
linkidiot, slow down

hobo artist [Jun. 28th, 2008|04:20 pm]
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dan price.
linkidiot, slow down

leave it alone, cant leave it alone cant leave it alone [Jun. 21st, 2008|01:16 am]
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is it bonnaroo withdrawls or soething else?
is it really just a week ago we were in the same spot, only NOT in the same spot? methods unchanged but company, and circumstance totally different...
its saturday night, were talking about future plans and how much fun were gonna have and how fucking RAD is it that we go through life, and friends, and circles, and occasionally some really REALLY amazing people pop up and you just VIBE you know? like you just get it, together? rare, for real.

i don't know how i got here, i don't know what's in store other than that it's going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! look at all those exclamations!!
how's my spelling?
linkidiot, slow down

hi [Jun. 19th, 2008|11:21 am]
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how is it that only 3 days ago i was aching for a real bed, gallons of water, and a solid couple weeks of detoxing and here i am, excited already about doing it all over again?

for the second year in a row, i have had a musical experience so intensely spectacular that it sends chills up and down my spine. i can close my eyes and actually still feel it. wow.
once again, a 4 day sonic psychotic journey in good company. nothing beats balloons for breakfast!

i didn't see all of the shows i'd planned on, and that's alright. i'd have to look through the 'roo program to remember everything i DID catch. what made my whole weekend was 4 hours in the pouring rain in the middle of the night, belly on the stage, ears being drilled by the speakers, head full of...everything, with my new best friend. 10 feet away from jim james belting it out, thrashing around, soaking wet, looking back to see the crowd of thousands with their hands lifted to the sky raincoats be damned!!! singing along, smiles wide. four hours of music. four hours. almost everything off the last 3 albums, plus a fucking insane cover of james brown's "cold sweat", PLUS kirk hammett getting onstage to wail on "one big holiday". i thought i was gonna leap right outta my skin half the time. i have all this to look forward to again (minus the rain, and perhaps minus the substance abuse) in august when they take over the Fox. i have tickets for the show at red rocks as well....time to start playing the lotto.

this feeling is wonderful
don't you ever turn it off!
linkidiot, slow down

as usual, or for the first time [Jun. 10th, 2008|09:18 am]
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i don't know when the last time was i filled this out, so here.

10 Of Your Favorite Bands At This Moment
my morning jacket
band of horses
old and in the way
iron and wine
dennis brown
hot chip
king khan & bbq
grateful dead
fujiya & miyagi

09 Things You're Looking Forward To
seeing my best friend in a couple weeks
partying down for the rest of the summer
BONNAROO, 2 days!
MMJ at the fox in august
tarpon fishing with the costellos
hanging out with my dad next week
atlanta being home again
life with MG
being ok with not knowing

i'm skipping 8, because it never changes.

07 Things That Annoy You
the phone ringing
eating but not being satisfied
ungodly humid heat in the beginning of june
fruit flies

6, too. doorknob, steering wheel, come on.

05 Things You Do Every Day
lounge around
sleep in
write emails
think about jobs
smile big

04 People You'd Want to Spend More Time With

03 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
key largo
wet hot american summer
motorcycle diaries

02 Bands You've Seen Live
packaway handle band

and number one.
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here it comes [Jun. 10th, 2008|12:31 am]
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the fest is just days away...can't wait!
last year gave me some of the greatest memories i'll ever have...this year, it'll be the same crew plus a few new great folks, same dope setup, same vitamin water + vodka cocktail in my nalgene.
in other words, so heady you wouldn't believe.
i've been trying to form up a schedule for music. so far, here's what's up:
the felice brothers

minus the bear
jose gonzalez
willie nelson
jake shimabukuro

the wood bros.
two gallants
sharon jones
gogol bordello
avett bros.
iron & wine
jack johnson
pearl jam
ghostland observatory

rogue wave
broken social scene
phil lesh
widespread panic

the music goes til 4 a.m....notably MMJ, ghostland, and phil & friends.
linkidiot, slow down

user info [May. 24th, 2008|10:52 am]
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it's been a long, LONG time since i've looked at my user info page. i haven't updated it since i started this thing back in 2002; maybe one update a year later, but still. kind of neat to see what i was into at the time. there are a few artists listed that i haven't checked out in a million years, and some items that bring back crazy memories of what i was doing and flashbacks to tallahassee for sure.

i sort of want to update it, but then again, i don't really. time capsule.
linkidiot, slow down

weird week [Apr. 30th, 2008|08:04 pm]
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a long day on the boat, fly rod casting, picnic island, chickee huts, random hits of lsd, lost inside my head for hours, luminescent water
long day on the boat part deux, night owl, insomnia, saving eggshells, 6 varieties of heirloom tomato seeds, insomnia persists, dexter fills the void when i can't turn the brain off on my own.
power keeps going out
all of a sudden, it's almost tomorrow.
long overdue dentist appointment, hoping i don't have cavities
hopping on a flight to the hot city
making out in an airport terminal
bluegrass, a soak in the hot springs, psychadelic tradition, camp out, group of bandits to stay up all night with
beer and cheese on monday
won't wanna come back tuesday
linkidiot, slow down

i'm tired of cleaning up your little burrito doings [Apr. 25th, 2008|02:42 am]
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wheels are spinning too fast for sleep.
haven't been sleeping well much at all lately. found, once and for all, that tylenol PM and i do not get along. xanax and i get along swimmingly, however.

the past is coming back to me. nostalgic for all the beauty and experiences that were coming my way this time last year, they wouldn't have been possible without FB...which led me to think of how i can attain that again, which led me to thinking about finances, on to long-term plans, and so on.
do i want to continue fluttering about, or do i want to pursue a path that may actually lead me to a solid financial future so that i can do the things i want? could i maybe be onto something that first and foremost makes me happy, and the perk is that the pay isn't too shabby? do i want this or that? do i want to start teaching? i kinda want to teach art to high school kids while wearing crazy outfits and glasses.

will this ever end? why can't i just pick something? why do things keep getting more complicated?
i'm waiting for something to feel right. it seems like i'm geting closer, but am i really?
indecision may or may not be my problem.

in any case, i got my tax refund (and my stimulus check, yay poverty level!) and bought a new flyrod and some new flies. boat trip saturday, shore casting sunday and monday. and tuesday, and probably wednesday. the dark cloud of being home is passing somewhat.
linkidiot, slow down

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