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|Wednesday, December 19th, 2007|
|Sunday, October 7th, 2007|
Ok, so if I had a theme song, or a song that just like applied to me, or something....what do you think it would be?
PS - I need serious answers, so say what you want, but make sure there's a real answer in there somewhere....
|Sunday, August 12th, 2007|
|Campy camp camp
So I'm on my day off, and I'm kind of bored because Danielle is busy in Massachusetts for the week...so all I really have to say is camp is awesome. I'm the manager of the 407 Outfitters (the Reservation Trading Post), which is cool. At the same time, I miss Challenge...I went there today and forgot two things: 1) How awesomely fun it is, no matter what you're doing, and 2) that I really knew a shitload of stuff there...I'm pretty sure that I know the most about the Challenge Course except for perhaps Dustin and perhaps Bill (Bill does know more about climbing, though). When I was there I was fixing minor problems, helping out scouts in need, and thanks to me it's hopefully running a little bit better than it did before.
Oh well...I'll hopefully be back in ___ years when I'm at least 21 and can be director.
That's all for now...
|Tuesday, March 20th, 2007|
By: Rabbi Alvin I. Fine
Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey:
From childhood to maturity
and youth to age;
From innocence to awareness
and ignorance to knowing;
From foolishness to desecration
and then perhaps to wisdom.
From weakness to strength or
from strength to weakness
and often back again;
From health to sickness
and back, we pray, to health again.
From offense to forgiveness
from loneliness to love
from joy to gratitude
from pain to compassion
from grief to understanding
from fear to faith.
From defeat to defeat to defeat
until looking backwards or ahead
We see that victory lies not
at some high point along the way
but in having made the journey
step by step
a sacred pilgrimage.
Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey;
A sacred journey to life everlasting
|Monday, February 12th, 2007|
there's a monkey staring at me. i think I'm going to name it bob.
oh crap, now it's dead.
|Friday, January 26th, 2007|
|Thursday, January 18th, 2007|
|Wednesday, January 17th, 2007|
I'm the new Phil!
.....I'd clap but it's an issue.....
|Saturday, December 23rd, 2006|
So it's really great to be back home, though I already miss my UMass friends...oh well, I'll see them in a month, if not sooner (yeah Boston and Providence!).
Yesterday night was Matisyahu, and it was pretty awesome. Afterward was great, too. Oh yeah, and I'm pretty sure I saw Mr. Arnold at the concert.....that was interesting.
So today I hung out with Danielle and it was great. I really love her and I'm glad I'm home.
Oh yeah, and the new Harry Potter title is out: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I have no idea what that means. But that's good, so I won't know what happens until I read it (unless someone shouts something like DUMBLEDORE DIES before I finish it. That would suck). Plus this means that she's a lot closer to being done--she wouldn't give out a title if she didn't have most of the book finished. That's good...I can't wait. Maybe we'll have another week at camp where everyone is reading Harry Potter.
Oh man, this is the best Mad TV skit ever. Two little kids go into their parents' room and they say "Mom, Dad...Santa didn't come. There are no presents, there's no tree...what's wrong." And the parents just get that "Oh shit!" look and tell the kids to go check again. The kids leave, and the parents are like "Oh shit we forgot Christmas!" The dad says "maybe there's a gas station open," but the mom says they can't do that. So they say that Santa left the gifts in their room and they give the kids old shoes and cologne and a toothbrush. The kids see through this...a little girl about 10 and a boy who's 8...and the boy says "This is the worst Christmas ever!" And the mom replies, "Well, hey, just remember we didn't have to adopt you." The kid starts crying and the mom turns to the dad and says "We did tell them, right? Oh crap..." So they say "Well, don't worry Meghan, only Jimmy is adopted...you're my sister Sally's kid...she couldn't raise you because she's in prison."
Oh man, that was an awesome skit. The best part was just the look on the parents' faces when they realize they completely forgot Christmas. Poor kids...I bet that wouldn't have happened if they celebrated Hanukkah...
|Tuesday, November 28th, 2006|
|Monday, November 6th, 2006|
|There IS a wrong way to eat a Reese's...
So about a minute ago I was eating a delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Cup...
I do what any respectable candy-eater does: I remove the cup from the package, peel off the wrapper under it, and bite.
What happens? Well, my teeth don't go all the way through, because something is blocking them. What is it, you ask? Well, I'll tell you:
It was a second fucking wrapper.
That's right...a second one! It foiled my plans of simply sinking my teeth into this delicious peanut butter and chocoloate delight! Now it was ruined. Sure, I could remove the second wrapper and try again--which I did--but it just wouldn't be the same. And it wasn't. Damn you, H.B. Reese Candy Co., a division of The Hershey Company...DAMN YOU!
Fortunately I have one more cup left...this time I'll check for multiple wrappers.
You won't feel me again...
|Tuesday, October 17th, 2006|
So this saturday is the homecoming game here at UMass, and we're playing URI. So, if anyone from back home in RI is coming here, or if you want to come here, give me a ring or something...
-Eric Current Mood: goodnight
|Thursday, October 12th, 2006|
Hmm...I don't think I've updated in a while, so I suppose I will.
Classes are good. I love college. My earliest class is 11:15. Tuesdays kinda suck cuz I have one class that's from like 2:30 to 5:15, and an almost 3 hour long class isn't very much fun. But Thursdays are great: 1 class from 11:15-12:30. And it's not very difficult, so I just do the reading and don't really have to pay very much attention. It's awesome.
I miss camp...
I went to the RI Rock Gym on Sunday, and it turns out I'm quite out of shape for climbing. I used to be able to do a 5.9 with some difficulty, and I flashed a 5.8 once. But now I can only do a 5.7... I'm sad. (If you don't know what those numbers mean, then you don't climb enough.)
I'm going home again this weekend. It's homecoming at Vets, and Danielle wants me to go, so I'm going...I don't really mind though.
Though it does mean missing Simchat Torah here at UMass (Simchat Torah is a Jewish Holiday). Normally I wouldn't be all that disappointed, except Matisyahu is going to be there. Apparently he's good friends with the guys as Chabad, so he's celebrating with them...not doing a concert. I kinda want to hang out with him, or at least see him (since I doubt he'd "hang out" with me). O well.
Hmm.......I dunno what else to talk about. I need to climb more. But I already talked about climbing.
Things with Danielle are superb...:)
I want to sleep. I've been getting like 6 hours each night, which used to be enough, but now it's not. Hmm....maybe I'll take a nap.
Uh...yeah. I suppose that's it.
Maybe I should write a poem:
Ok, well that's it for now.
-Eric Current Mood: tired
|Sunday, October 8th, 2006|
ugh. i am so confused.
i need profound, divine guidance or something.
|Saturday, October 7th, 2006|
so i'm at college, and it's great.
i saw beerfest today. it is one fantastic movie. and by fantastic, i mean fucking absolutely awesome in every sense. yay!
classes start tomorrow. i'm sad, cuz now i actually have to work. oh well, it happens...
and, yeah, that's it. oh, and i miss danielle. if you read this, muah! i love you!
so yeah, that's it for now...
ps - college beats the shit out of high school Current Mood: gooodnight
|Monday, October 2nd, 2006|
in about 30 minutes, I leave for college
|Tuesday, July 18th, 2006|
So I'm at camp right now...I'm kind of tired, but I somehow woke up and now I don't think I can go back to sleep...oh well.
Yes, I'm on a computer at camp, cuz on Monday's I get to chill in the office all night and cover the phones/radio. I get paid more, I get the internet...it's pretty sweet.
Camp is pretty much the awesomest thing ever. I do miss a few people, though, mainly Danielle. I miss her a lot, actually, especially since her parents are being extremely unfair and not allowing her to visit me. it sucks, but i love her.
Hmm...ap scores came in...I'm quite content with what I got.
I had my college orientation a while ago. it was good. though I originally thought I was going in to college with at least 16 credits, and now i'm not as sure...but i think i'll be going in with at least 9 or so, which is still great.
I love the Challenge Course. I played on it yesterday for like the third time all year (i haven't really had too many chances). it was awesome. i remembered why i love working here.
Uh...my eagle court is coming up...i had to unfortunately keep the invitations limited. if you were invited, tho, can you rsvp if you haven't? we need to know who's coming...
this saturday is my graduation party. if you want to come, you can. it's pretty much an open invitation. just tell me ahead of time so I can get a rough estimate of how many people are coming. the party starts at 5, it'll be at my house. come and leave whenever. if you need directions, just ask.
Uh....yeah. I guess that's it.
Unitl next time...
-Eric Current Mood: merr i want to sleep
|Friday, June 16th, 2006|
Well, I could probably begin with a whole lot of random stuff, about life--either my life or life in general--or about other random stuff. I could talk about leaving for camp soon, or going to my orientation soon, or about not seeing Danielle for much starting tomorrow, or lots of stuff.
But instead, I will only say this:
I am currently naked.
|Sunday, June 11th, 2006|
Well, I'm starting a new chapter in my book of life, as they say.
I was really looking forward to this whole college thing. Though life here isn't bad, I was looking forward to that new, complete change, with new friends, new places, new adventures. I knew I would miss a few close friends, and I knew I would miss my family, but overall I didn't think I would miss home too much.
Now things are different. I will more people than I thought. I realized that a lot of my friends from school and various other places actually mean more than I thought they did, and I'll miss them. I will also miss these fun times that we've shared, though I know I'll have fun at college, too.
But I think the thing that's really going to be hard is leaving Danielle. Yes, we're staying together, but I'm physically leaving her...I'll e living two and a half hours away for a majority of the year, and it'll be tough.
Part of it is that yes, of course I'll miss her, since I love her and whatnot. But part of it is that there will be so much temptation at college. I'll be missing out on the "college experience," and I don't know if I can handle that pressure.
But I love her so much, and she loves me, so all I can do is wait and try my best, because I know she will. I think we can do this. I hope we can do this.
But on a brighter note, I'm an official high school graduate (even if they did spell my name wrong on my diploma).
Rock climbing is lots of fun. Bill and I went yesterday, and we climbed for 4 or 5 hours. We haven't gone in a while, so we're both a bit out of shape, but it was great to climb again. I still can't climb the crack in the wall like Bill can, but that's all right.
I need like $350 so I can buy some specific climbing gear....
Today was an awesome day. After the parade was cancelled, me and Danielle went to her house and hung out all day. We watched a movie, then watched another movie, then went outside, then watched TV, then went in the hot tub, then at smores, then watched more TV. And we did all this together, which was wicked fun.
Hmm...I am in love.
-Eric Current Mood: Awesome
|Sunday, May 28th, 2006|
so...today, as i was heading out of my house to go over to the band car wash, i dropped a plastic bag. what was in this plastic bag? my ipod, cell phone, and digital camera. and also a bottle of fierce cologne.
so, of course the fierce bottle breaks, drenching my ipod and phone. both work...but not well enough. the screen on my phone won't work and the scroll on my ipod won't scroll.
fortunately, my camera seemed to be working. until i came home earlier tonight to get it, and realized that the battery case broke (don't ask me why it wasn't broken before but it is now). so that's shot, too.
so i went to the carwash all pissed off, but i had a good time there. of course, i didn't use any sunblock, so now my arms, shoulders, chest, and back are all bright pink and they all hurt a lot.
oh, and my feet too. of course, not where the sandals were, so i have bright white lines amidst a sea of pink
so, i'm in pain right now.
tonight i went to the movies with danielle. then we went to oakland beach and got dough boys. then we laid down on the sand and watched the fireworks. when they were all done we stayed there under the stars and near the water and it was wicked romantic.
so, dispite the fact that i broke my phone, ipod, and camera all in one day and then got massive painful sunburns...it was a relatively good day.
thank you danielle. you really know how to turn a wicked bad day around and make it an awesomely sweet one.
I love you.