Monday, June 30, 2003


Wow. The grief i get from some people. Its been a pretty busy week or so. Work was hell, so much to do, some reorgs in the office physically(we moved my desk and we got a new G4 system to go on that desk...mmm) and impending job reorgs in the office too. It could get crazy around there. Especially since i guess some people claim that im treated differently then the other student staff in there. I could go on about that, but i have pride and tact and wont do that. *shakes head*

Have had some quality friend bonding time. Been spending alot of time with B lately. Hes been a good source of sanity for me in the otherwise insane world. Which for those of you who know the situation of a few weeks would laugh if you read that. Some situations get blown out of proportion, and in the end, not only did it work out, but things are really great because of it.

Supposed to hit my 3rd fo 6 DMB shows this weekend, but other circumstances came up. Sucks, but it happens, i guess.

I still had friday off from work, which was nice and relaxing. Spent the whole weekend only doing one thing...playing star wars galaxies. Greg, one of the guys i work with beta tested the game, and we both preodered it. We got it on friday and i played it incessantly this whole weekend. This weekend...and anytime im on im now known as Detoun Iceew, a Zabrak(the same race as Darth Maul from ep 1) who is an aspiring weaponsmith. Ive done enough missions for the empire where i am now an overt operative for them with a rank of Private, working on lance corporal. The game is pretty sweet and greg and i did some general ass-whooping. Good times were had by all.

*insert 45 minute break of time to talk to katie on the phone*

Yeah, so i just found out that katies grandparents may be coming in to town, or katie might have to go out to visit her grandparents the weekend she gets back..and she wouldnt be back untill monday or have to be with them on monday. Yes, meaning i may not get to see her the day i get back...also known as THE FIRST DAY POSSIBLE TO SEE HER IN 6 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!! Yeah...that is fate kicking me straight in the yammies. Yeah, i guess weve gone this long without seeing each day wouldnt matter that much, but im missing her so much right now and shes missing me just...blah.

Ok, im off to bed, up at the butt-crack of dawn for fizix recitation and lab. W00t. Im so excited. Night all.

Positive: Star Wars : Galaxies
Negative: One week from today? maybe?
Quote: "When i get home, im going to kiss you untill you dont know your own name" - Katie
Song of the day: Clapton - Wonderful Tonite
Cool Mac Moment: My laptop hard drive dying...twice...oh wait, that aint cool, its shitty.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

I know i havent updated in a while, its been a busy couple of days.

Had a good time hangin with B and company, did some quality Haloing and grillin at wilsons on sunday. Good times were had by all. Bonding time with another level headed guy is always something wags needs.

Lots of stuff going on with school, this is the equivlant to the week before finals week in fall and spring. 2 exams this week in management, had one on monday and the final on friday. Good thing she cancelled class tomorrow, lets me sleep in a bit after working a 14 hour day today, and still get in time to make up for taking this friday off.

Thats right, this friday is quality time with sloka in da burgh. Goin out there to see a DMB show and take in the sights. Should be a good time.

In other news, apple has redefined the personal computer yet again with the powermac g5. Check all the new suff out at

Im audi for now, im going to go finish reading my midnight nation trade paperback and then go to bed. For a long time.

I miss you katie, and i love you very much.

Positive: 1st summer semester almost over
Negative: almost 2 weeks...and shes in my arms
Quote: Well, see, well have these joggers, just like the secret service - a kid in my management class on how to control a birthday party of 6 year olds when it gets out of hand
Song of the day: Ben Folds - The Luckiest
Cool Mac Moment:

Sunday, June 22, 2003

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Well hello all...

Another few days since ive posted, and some pretty awesome things have happened. I worked 8-1 on tues, then went to class. After class, i met up with SLOKA!!! He came out all the way from pittsburgh to head down to columbus with me to see DMB. We carpooled with good ole gary budar and his lovley girlfriend lauren, who incidentally was in my management class for a few weeks...and i didnt even know. Im sorry lauren...i suck.

The show was awesome. Heard moe. open, and they were ok. Not great, sounded like a mumbling phish, but still pretty good. This however, was the first time i had ever seen a tour opener for DMB, so expectations were high. Here is the set that they played.

Too Much
When The World Ends
If I Had It All
Rhyme & Reason
You Never Know
Grey Street
Typical Situation
Loving Wings
Where Are You Going
Last Stop
Tripping Billies

Grace Is Gone
Don’t Burn The Pig

Incredible. Dave messed up some lyrics here and there, especially in When the World Ends, which made it about 2 minutes long(which is fine IMO). Sloka and i had a great time. Great seats, good crowd and fun atmosphere. We got out to the parking lot, ended sitting there for about an hour, while i talked to katie on the phone for a bit. Got home around 230, put sloka to bed and talked to katie for a bit more. She finally got to the college part of her trip, so she has a dorm room with a phone. I finally got to bed around 330, and was up at 645 to get myself and sloka through the shower. So i could be at work by 8. Worked 8-1 again, then class...then it was time for Red and Wags day out. We went to DMB night 2. Drove down, had some fun times, some serious talk and alot of fun. Tasty dinner at Max and Ermas, then saw the best DMB concert i have ever been to. Which is about 10. Heres the set for last nights show.
So Much To Say
Don’t Drink the Water
One Sweet World
Pay For What You Get
Kit Kat Jam
Dancing Nancies
Cry Freedom
The Maker
Lie In Our Graves
Fool To Think
Dreaming Tree
Jimi Thing
What You Are


Ants Marching

What a show. Dreaming Tree would have been worth the 50 bucks just to hear, but pay for what you get? Both those songs havent come around in years. Cry freedom and dancing nancies are definate rarities too. What a time.

At any rate, red and i had a great time. The drive was so fun. We had some pretty funny moments. Also got to talk to katie again while in the parking lot. Shes also back online from time to time, look for her! She also updated her xanga....but im still missin her...

Today was work and class all day. Boo. Plus im ass tired, but i have a new rising stars trade paperback to read to make me happy. Im gonna do some work on the training docs, eat my taco salad from pollyeyes(mm, tasty) then read me some comics. Im tired and im audi. Lookin forward to halo'ing it up with B this weekend...

Peace out, yall..
Negative: 18 days.
Quote: Regarding the coast guard.
They're keeping our borders safe. -Wags
From what?! -Red
Coasts. -Wags
Song of the day: DMB - Dreaming Tree
Cool Mac Moment: G5 - coming soon...or if by soon i mean MONDAY.

Monday, June 16, 2003

Ten Layer Dip

name: Brian Waggoner AKA Wags
birthdate: June 8th 1981
birthplace: Bowling Green, Ohio
current location: Bowling Green, Ohio(not how it sounds, folks)
eye color: Depends on the day...anywhere from silver to deep blue.
hair color: RED HAIRS! - Katie
height: 6' 7"
righty or lefty: Righty
zodiac sign: Gemini


your heritage: German and Irish. Like my dad says, i should just try to conquer a country, then fail, get depressed and drink.
the shoes you wore today: Birks. booyah.
your fears: Losing the person i love, being cheated on, dying and clowns.(stop giggling)
your perfect pizza: Pepperoni and extra cheese.
goal you'd like to achieve: Working for Apple Computer.(again, quit giggling already)


your most overused phrase online: "Yeah?"
your best physical feature: Katie says hair, i say eyes. Either way, nothing that will get me far.
your bedtime: 8 hours before i have to get up. And thats a damn rule.
your most missed memory: Drum Corps.


pepsi or coke: Aquafina - F pop.
mcdonald's or burger king: McDonalds
single or group dates: I dunno, is there the same question about sex?
adidas or nike: Nike. Swoosh.
lipton ice tea or nestea: Aquafina ;-)
chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
cappuccino or coffee: Coffee


smoke: Cigars once in a while...its been a while...;-)
cuss: When appropriate.....dammit.
sing: Sure...what do you want me to sing? blue skiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieessssssss....
take a shower everyday: How can you not. Maybe im just a sweaty sleeper. (TMI alert anyone?)
do you think you've been in love: I know i am, hows that. SUCK ON THAT, QUESTION!
want to go to college: Yeah, i figure itll be a good idea someday. But for now, i think im content panhandling and prostituting.
liked high school: I went to high school? Oh yeah, those are the 4 years of my life i blocked out of my memory. RIiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
want to get married: Very much so.
believe in yourself: Meh, sure.
get motion sickness: Nope. Thats for pussies.
think you're attractive: i say no, others say yes, i never win.
think you're a health freak: Lately, im doing the atkins thing. If by lately i mean for 6 months. So i might lean towards yes.
get along with your parent(s): At times.
like thunderstorms: Im down with tha thunda.
play an instrument: I used to...and damn well. Now all i play is the computer. Let me tell you, it doesnt sound that hot.


in the past month...
drank alcohol: Indeed
had sex: *blushes*
made out: *blushes again*
gone on a date: Yup. Gotta take my girl out ;-)
gone to the mall: Yes
eaten an entire box of oreos: Hells no.
eaten sushi: I dont know, have i been submitted to any other forms of torture?
been on stage: Nah.
been dumped: Not that i know of, but maybe this trip is katies way of saying she needs space ;-)
gone skating: Ive skated around issues *looks at sex question*
made homemade cookies: Nope, not on the diet.
gone skinny dipping: Cant say that i have. Sorry to dissapoint, yall.
dyed your hair: Nope, still all red. UNLIKE RED. WHOS IS FAKE. YEAH. SUCK ON THAT. i love you red.
stolen anything: Some peoples thunda.



played a game that required removal of clothing: Strip yahtzee. Wait. Just kidding, actually yes, i have.
if so, was it mixed company: Now, stop. Lets think about this. Why in the world would i play strip whatever with people of the same sex. Dumb question, moving on.
intoxicated: But fo sheezy.
been caught "doing something": Almost...allllmost.
been called a tease: Im male. Thats a statistical impossibility.
gotten beaten up: Yup. I didnt start it, but i sure ended it.
changed who you were to fit in: Look at me, im one big fake as it is. Man, who writes this shit?


age you hope to be married: 25. That sounds good. SHIT, THATS IN 3 YEARS. I hate myself.
numbers and names of children: I dont care, but i need at LEAST one boy. Im the last male of my family line, so if i dont have boys, the Waggoners end at this wags.
describe your dream wedding: Simple, but elegant, plenty of friends from college and have it be the best night of my life. Not too hard, eh?
how do you want to die: In a blaze of glory. Or peacefully in my sleep.
where you want to go to college: I hear Slut University is nice.
what do you want to be when you grow up: Consultant or Higher Up at Apple Computer
what country would you most like to visit: USA. Aaaaaaaand thats it.


in a girl

best eye color: brown. The darker the better.
best hair color: Brunette
short or long hair: short is ok, but not as short as mine. I like decent length. Enough for a pony tail :-)
height: I dont care, as long as they arent 5'5" seeing as how every girl sans Katie has been 5'5"
best weight: Cmon. Is anyone going to answer this question? Wow.

best articles of clothing: I assume this is for a girl to wear? I like dresses and skirts. Tank tops are cute too. Also, nothing beats a girl in pajama pants and a big sweatshirt. Booya.
best first date location: Doesnt matter
best first kiss location: On the lipsesessesseeses.


number of people I could trust with my life: a handful.
number of CDs that I own: over 100. Plus i have over 40 GB in ripped CD's and other music. yay for itunes.
number of piercings: 0
number of tattoos: 0.
number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: a few from HS.
number of scars on my body: 5 or 6. I get new ones all the time. Plus all the scars IN my body from the surgery i had. Im sure yall aint down with that.
number of things in my past that I regret: 1 thing. MY SECRET.

There ya go, kids. Post feedback in el chatterbox.

Start time of blog entry: 5:20PM

Hey all -

Hope everyone had a good weekend, with fathers day and all. I had a fairly nice and relaxing weekend. I had a very nice weekend, let me recap! :-P

Friday, worked 8-5 at ITS. Busy busy friday. The most interesting thing of the day is Chad assigning me to work on a 17" Powerbook that someone brought in because he couldnt get it to boot. Oh, and he forgot to tell us that he dropped the damn thing, which isnt hard to MISS when you look at the back and see the dents, scratches and marks from where it was dropped. I rassled with it for a while, then finally figured we would wait untill today to deal with it.

Max, Cari, Elo and I went out to Jeds for dinner like the happy lil family we are. Had a good time, had a few beers, then came home and watched Die Another Day, the James Bond flick i got for my birthday. Not bad, but not the best bond movie ive seen. After that, max and i stayed up while i negotiated with this crazy lady from new york to buy her quicksilver g4 off of her. I got a pretty good deal. Its a Quicksilver g4 800Mhz, CD-RW, 40Gb HD, 256 MB ram, Final Cut Express and a scanner for 1000. After i get it and transfer over my files and applications, im going to sell my G4 400Mhz on ebay(i should get around 500$ for it, so 500$ for this new G4 aint too bad), put my 120GB hard drive in the new one, put an old 20 gb drive in the 400mhz and leave 128mb ram in the 400Mhzand put the 384 in the new Quicksilver. I wanted to get an emac, but didnt need the monitor, but wanted the flexibility and expandability of a powermac. I know my parents promised me a "mac of my choice" when i graduate, and this one i just got has the horses to do what i need untill december or january when i graduate. Plus its coming with a scanner and final cut express, so i can do more with digital imaging, photography and movie making. Should be nice. Im excited. Now once i get paid on friday, shes going to send it out to me. Hopefully mid next week, ill be the proud owner of a quicksilver G4. Next on my ebay list of things to get, a 15 inch LCD apple studio display. For 200$, you cant beat the picture quality of the digital output. Im losing my love of CRT monitors. Too dull. Yich.

After going to bed, the next day i was woken up by bobbins who got all riled up after cari played with her in the morning. I got alot of work done during the morning, so i did more communication with crazy new york mac lady, organized my room and did other things here and there. Red and i went to Hunan for some tasty dinner, chatted for a while then i went back home to start working on moving some computer parts around. I wanted to see if the burner thats in my PC(that windows XP hates with a passion) would work in my G4. Alas, it didnt work. I also did some stupid things with my PC so that now it doesnt boot. FYI, dont delete linux partitions if you dont know what you are doing. Its not smart. Now i have to take the 80 GB drive out of my Mac, put it in my PC, do a fresh install of windows on that, slave the 20 to it, pull off the data, then format the 20Gb drive to put in my old g4 when i go to sell it. After all of this, i will have 3 desktop machines with the following statistics.

Pentium 4 1.6A GHZ
512 MB Ram
80 GB Hard Drive
Windows XP
17" KDS CRT Monitor

PowerMac G4 (Quicksilver Model)
G4 800 MHZ
640 MB Ram
120GB Hard Drive
Mac OS 10.2 Jaguar
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor(soon to be 15" LCD Apple Studio Display)

PowerMac G4 (Sawtooth Mode)
G4 400 MHZ
128 MB Ram
20 GB Hard Drive
Mac OS 10.2 Jaguar
(EST Selling price ~500$) If anyone is interested, send me an email at

Yeah, sorry for getting so technical in my personal blog, but this is my hobby, and love doing this stuff. Muahahahaha...

Sunday, i got up, tried messing with my stupid hard drive mess up on my windows machines(man windows pisses me off) and then at 1, I left to go to Tom Gruzs's Graduation Party in Columbus. 2.5 hours down there, but what a beautiful day to drive. I had a great time at tom's party, it was good to see him and leslie(his girlfriend of like 6 years or so). I also got to see Randy Tackett, who was in the Intel Server Platform Services group that i worked in last summer at American Electric Power. He was telling me about all the different changes at AEP and how i would hate it there now. He said that almost everyone wants to quit because of all the stupid changes that have gone on, and even if i didnt have to stay and take classes this summer, that i wouldnt have even had an internship position again. That sucks. However, Im really glad tom got a job there, hes put in alot of time with them, and really deserved a good job from them. Id love to work there, and while its windows stuff, i wouldnt mind doing it, id just REALLY rather do work with Macs for a career. Problem is its a niche market. Heres to hoping i get a gig with that. After i drove the 2.5 hours home, i got a call from Franklin telling me they were grilling out over at our friend Chris Hauk's apartment. I went over there, had some meats and beers, then came home with full intention of fixing my PC, instead, i went to bed. I was kind of worked up because 1.) I had some alcohol in my system and 2.) because Katie called me while i was at chris's. Normally, those should be good things, right? Well, katie called me to tell me that she fell on her hand again(the hand she broke last summer) and had to be taken to the hospital, but it wasnt broken because she was wearing her brace on it. So thats good, but she was so upset, sounded so stressed and so sad...and i couldnt do anything about it. Thats what sucks so bad, is i cant do anything to make her feel better. Maybe i shouldnt nag her, and know that no matter what i say or do, shes going to climb and fall, but i worry about her and care about her. Only 2 more weeks from friday. I cant wait.

Today was a little different, i came into work at 10 and worked till 1, then had class from 1-230 and then im working 230-10. Hopefully ill be able to stop by BW3 tonite for a bit to hang with B.R.A.D W. Dont know, though. Im working more hours in the morning because im taking tuesday and wednesday afternoon/night off. Why?


Thats right, kids. 6 shows in 3 weeks. Tuesday and wednesday, ill be in Columbus, Ohio for the first 2 shows of the tour. This is the first time ive been able to go to a tour opening run, im hoping its going to be great. Sloka is coming into town tomorrow for the show. Its gonna be nice to spend some time with sloka again, i miss the kid. Wednesday, Red and I are heading down for night 2, and hopefully having dinner with Tom and Leslie. Gonna be goooood.

I think thats all for now, thats whats going on with me, its been a pretty eventful weekend. Looking back, this was a pretty haus entry. Lol. Oh well, feel free to leave love in the chatterbox!

Positive: DMB TOMORROW AND THURSDAY! Seeing tom and dinner time with the crew.
Negative: STILL 3 weeks till katie comes home
Quote: He couldnt find his ass with a flashlight 2 hands and a GPS - Max
Song of the day: Dave Matthews Band - #41
Cool Mac Moment: NEW MAC COMING!

Final time of blog entry: 6:25PM

Thursday, June 12, 2003

I LOVE the weather. Rain is just so....rainy.

How is everyone doin lately? I sure dont know, cause i dont really talk to anyone. I hope everyone is doing well.

Work is going really well. Ive been really fulfilling my job since i got the promotion to Help Center 3. I found out chad and mike didnt hire me to answer phones and help with customer service stuff, they hired me to do more technical work. Heres what ive been working on so far.

#1. New employee(and refresh info for current employee) handbook. This thing is to ITS what the lab team handbook was to RCC. Back when donna and i worked on that thing, that was a beast to make. But, its going to be good. Its already almost 30 pages and has lots of good info, so well see what happens.
#2. Being the contact support for high level OS X service and support. This is what takes up the most time. Most OS X questions that come in to the TSC come to me. If i dont know the answer, its my job to look them up, research it and find out how to solve the problem. I love doing this part. Its so awesome.
#3. Train the TSC staff on new mac updates. Stay on top of hardware and software and keep them in the loop.
#4. Create a CD that can boot into OS 9 and to a Windows command line that also has all of our disc recovery tools on it for future use.
#5. Run OS X Certification training for the Technical Support Specialists. I find this funny because...a) im a student training full time employees. b) im not apple certified and c)i have no idea about apple certification. Getting stuff for the service and support exam is actually going to be really easy, however, finding out that ill be doing the training, yet the university may not pay to have me certified is kind of shitty. But, were working on that ;-)

Thats it for now, but its a pretty healthy list for a student employee.

Otherwise, ive been pretty tame. Katie got a chance to call me today, a very short call, but it was nice to hear her voice for a bit. Man i miss her.

Red came in to work tonite to see me. Always nice to see her.

Now, work is almost over, so its going to be time to go home, make some dinner, then :moof: some more. I love the mac irc channel...hehehe. How else would i get an alpha build of iTunes for Windows. Pretty slick.

3 Weeks of Crazy DMB Madness starts next tuesday. Can you feel it? Can you feel it?

Oh, i can.

10 days untill WWDC. Mmmmmm....that deserves a :moof:

Talk to you all...maybe...or sometime...or something.

Positive: Katie calling and seeing red
Negative: 3 weeks till katie comes home
Quote: Where the streets have no name
We're still building
Then burning down love, burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you...

Song of the day: Limp Bizkit - Boiler
Cool Mac Moment: ;MOOF:

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Wag's New Motto

I am a mountain
I am a tall tree
Ohhh, I am a swift wind
Sweepin' the country
I am a river
Down in the valley
Ohhh, I am a vision
And I can see clearly
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the face and say

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
I made it
I'm the worlds greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it mmm
I'm the worlds greatest

I am a giant
I am an eagle
I am a lion
Down in the jungle
I am a marchin' band
I am the people
I am a helpin' hand
And I am a hero
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the Face and say

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
I made it
I'm the worlds greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the worlds greatest

What a day its been. All full of ups and downs. After talking to katie for the last time for a week. Its going to be hard, but i know she misses me just as much as i miss her, and that makes me feel a little bit better.

Missy - I used the foreman today. That thing is tha bomb. Thanks yo. I didnt even burn my hand on it either!

Took my 2nd management exam today, i think i did pretty well on this one. Lets hope better then the 76% on the last one!

Work today was a zoo. Since it took me 25 minutes to fill out the 40 multiple choice questions on my exam, i got in to work at 130 instead of 230. From the minute i got in there, it was like the floodgates on work for brian were opened. We had our student staff meeting yesterday, and it went well, and i pretty much just sat back and listened. Im not the type to try to dominate a meeting like that. Ive been working on this documentation as well as training on spyware and a CD that will boot into both mac OS 9 and boot to a command prompt in windows. Not only that, but compile all of our smaller disk rescue tools on it. I started working on that, while having people call 0999 asking specifically for me, needless to say, i didnt get much work done. Once chad got back from his lunch at 2(that dude is crazy, not taking a lunch till 1, then again, i dont ever take a lunch, but whatever) he asked me to call up a lady who had a ticket to have os 9.2.2 on her brand spanking new G4 powermac. Now, she had some applications that needed to run in 9.2.2, but for some reason werent running in OS X. (hold on, non mac users, this is gonna get somewhat technical) So, he told me it would be a quick call, since i was the one to inform the office that since she is using the latest revision powermac, apple has made it so you can only run Classic(a 9.2.2 emulator) but not boot straight into 9.2.2 So i call this nice lady, and its not that, shes just having trouble getting pagemaker installed. So instead of playing the chess game over the phone, i go over to...yes, academic enhancement. The one place on campus that has more love for me then anywhere else(except maybe the TSC). In a roundabout way, i get pagemaker not only on her system, but on 2 other systems that needed when they thought they couldnt use it because of the OS 9 restrictions. I took care of them, and had them saying so many nice things about me. The grad student who initially called offered to name her first born child after me. I politely thanked them, blushed and went back to the office.

By then, it was close to 5, so i got a salad from the union, came back and got settled in for the long night shift.

Long night shift indeed. It went by so fast. I was hammering away at this documentation, i didnt even notice it was time to go at 10.

So here i am. Just talked to Jessie on the phone for about a half hour, eating some steak i cooked on my new george foreman grill i got from my sister for my birthday. Im only thinking about 3 things lately.

1. How much i miss katie
2. The new machines apple is coming out with
3. 6 DMB shows in the next 3 weeks. Thats right. 6 shows.

Next tuesday and wednesday, im going to the 2 shows that are going to open the tour. Then the weekend after that, im going to spend time with sloka in da burgh for a show out there, then the 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND OF JESUS. 3rd - DMB @ Tinley Park, IL 4th - Celebrations with the family 5th - DMB in Alpine Valley, WI 6th - DMB in Alpine Valley, WI.

What a great time.

Ok, im gonna go watch letterman, kilborn and some other garbage on TV....since i cant sleep anymore. Have a good night all, and ill probably not talk to any of you later...since i dont hear from anyone anymore.....

Im going to end tonite with more song lyrics, rather then my normal bit, since this has been my song of choice lately.

Nite all.

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to feel, sunlight on my face
See that dust cloud disappear without a trace
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building
Then burning down love, burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you...
(It's all I can do)

The cities a flood
And our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled into dust
I'll show you a place
High on ta desert plain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
(It's all I can do)
Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I'm homebound
staring blankly ahead, just makin' my way, makin' a way through the crowd
and I need you and I miss you and now I wonder...

If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by?
'cuz you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight

It's always times like these when I think of you, and I wonder if you ever think of me

cuz everything's so wrong and I don't belong, living in your precious memory
cuz I need you, and I miss you, and now I wonder...

If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by?
'cuz you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight

I, I don't wanna let you know I, I drown in your memory I, I don't wanna let this go I, I don't know... know

Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I'm homebound
staring blankly ahead, just makin' my way, makin' a way through the crowd
and I still need you
and I still miss you
and now I wonder...

If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by?
'cuz you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you...

If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by?
'cuz you know I'd walk a thousand miles
if I could just see you... if I could just hold you tonight

Monday, June 09, 2003

Hey all

Yeah, im officially 22 now. Whoop-te-do. Birthday wasnt overly exciting. Had dinner, spent the day doing nothing. Took a trip to the apple store with my dad just to look around. There is definately some very very cool stuff going on at apple. The next 2 weeks are going to be neat to see what eventually comes of all these rumors. After dinner, i drove the 5 hours back to BG and got the only thing i wanted for my birthday present.

Katie called. It was so good to hear from her since i didnt hear from her since thursday. My phone was acting screwy so everytime she called it went straight to voicemail. We talked for a good half hour. Shes having some rough times out there, and it sucks that i cant see her and make her feel better. I hate hearing her sad, and what kills me is shes worried about me being upset about HER being upset. I just want her to be happy and not have to deal with any stress, but i know that thats impossible. Im just starting to miss her REALLY badly. Plus with some of the people on her trip being assholes and her hurting her hand again, i just want to make her feel better. Blah.

Class and work today, i found out i got a 76% on my first MGMT exam. Woo. Not bad, but not great. Need to step it up a notch for tomorrows exam. Work is good, but man, some of the people there are starting to drive me batty. I think its more of me being in a bad mood lately...meh, who knows.

Katie called me again today, and i couldnt talk because i was the only person staffing the TSC. She called to give me the bad news that where she is going for the next week wont have a phone for her to call i wont hear from her for a week. That sucks. As if im not down enough from missing her, now i cant talk to her and at least know shes having a good time out there.

Maybe its just me, but it seems like everyone is getting into the same thing they did last summer. I feel like noone around here has any interest in what im doing or whats going on with me. I barely hear from anyone anymore, and if i do, its just for them to vent to me about something. I gotta tell you, this is all really contributing to my bad mood too.

So yeah. Here i sit at work, not motivated to do anything, feeling shitty cause im missing katie and pissed off at a bunch of things now. I dont think anyone even reads this thing anymore.


I miss you
I miss talking all night long with you
And I need this to find a way to your home
My love can you hear me
Have I been hoping loud enough, wishing hard enough
Can you see me when I'm asleep all alone - alone

Positive: blah
Negative: blah
Quote: blah
Song of the day: Sister Hazel - best ill ever be
Cool Mac Moment: g5s are gonna be cool.

Friday, June 06, 2003

Hey everyone...

I know i havent posted in a while...not much really that interesting going on for me to talk about.

Get up, do work. Go to class. Go to work. Get home at 10. Watch late night TV. Go to bed. Repeat.

I decided i need a new hobby...i want to do something with computers, but i dont have the money to start a new computer project yet. maybe ill start building a new computer...meh, who knows. Id really LIKE to get a faster mac, so that i can turn the powermac i have no into a server and mess with OS X.2 server...which i cant do if im using it as my main machine right now running jaguar. Meeeh. I dont know. For now, im going to start saving money up. and pay off bills. Maybe ill put alittle away for the emac?

Going home in about an hour to spend time with the fam for my birthday. Woo. 22. This older? Oh well. That, and all this buildup from my sister about what present she got me is driving me bonkers. Shes such a tease.

Hope everyone has a good weekend. Here are some lyrics. Just reminds me of my current situation. Take Care all.

BEST I'LL EVER BE - Sister Hazel
Lyrics by K. Block
Music by A. Copeland

I miss you
I miss being overwhelmed by you
And I need rescue
I think I'm fading away
But I keep thinking that you'll wake me up with a whisper in my ear
I keep hoping that you'll sneak in my room

So I wait and I wait
And I run old scenes through my tired head
Of the days we laid by the school and said forever
Was that the best I'll ever be

I miss you
I miss talking all night long with you
And I need this to find a way to your home
My love can you hear me
Have I been hoping loud enough, wishing hard enough
Can you see me when I'm asleep all alone - alone

So I wait and I wait
And I run myself in the same old circles
I sit and I stare
And I run old scenes through my tired head
Of the days that we laid by the school and said forever
Was that the best I'll ever be

Can't keep my hands from shaking
Stumbling through the wreckage again
But you're gone

So I wait and I wait
And I run myself in the same old circles
And I sit and I stare
And I run old scenes through my tired head
Of the days that we laid on our backs and said forever
Was that the best I'll ever be

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Well, here i work again.

Im taking a break from working on the worlds most including training book/handbook/modular information manual. This is the first time anyone really has done something like this for ITS, at least in the Tech Support Center, so im pretty enthused. Also while trying to be both the Windows XP and OS X guy, im really learning alot more then i thought i could. Its nice that it gets pretty quiet around here at night, so i can focus on all of my specializations and get that stuff going.

Its nice to see Bill Palmer poking his head in here from time to time. Hes got a great site that i have linked on the side. Check it out.

Mgmt test went ok. Dont know what i got on it cause the teacher is a nazi. More on that to come.

I know ive been slacking on the updates here somewhat, but ive been spending alot of time on my mac site. Making sure that i have all the latest and greatest news for Apple products. Yesterday i did a full review of the 15GB 3rd generation ipod, and have posted some semi-exclusive pictures of what could be one of Apples new Web Applications for .Mac. If you like any of that stuff or want to see what the site is like, click on the professional blog link in my link menu.

Everything else is going. Going well or going bad? Not really. Just going. Counting down the days till my birthday...even though not much will happen then.

Leave some love in the chatterbox.

Positive: Happy with my mac website
Negative: All my hobbies/projects are done..need new ones..
Quote: hmm..nothing really sticks in my head. Sorry kids.
Song of the day: Pat McGee Band - Hero
Cool Mac Moment:

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Hey all -

Wow, this is going to be the 3rd time ive tried to make this post. First time, i was an idiot and closed my browser window. The 2nd time safari took a dump. Meh. At any rate, i can do this entry by heart now, so here goes nothing.

I know i havent made a real post since wed. With me working till 10 at ITS and with katie getting ready to leave and eventually leaving for her trip, ive had alot on my mind and on my plate. Too much to explain, let me sum up.

Thursday was thursday. Had my last management class of the week, did some light reviewing for my exam i have on monday. Worked the 10-10 and then spent some time with katie that night. It wasnt that much since she had to be on the road for her 3 day trip at 630am, but it was nice to see her before she left. Knowing she will be out in the boondocks for 3-4 weeks i didnt think id hear from her untill her trip switched over to its more campus type portion. At any rate, i was sad to see her go, but i know she'll be having a good time with rocks, plants and little aminals.

Friday, after working 12 hours and being up late with katie, i dragged my sorry ass into ITS at 745. Always fun. Not only that, but because people can work summer flex hours, the afternoon on friday is always dead. So the afternoon was pretty much Me, jessie, marv and mike. We made the best of it. Marv brought us Ice Cream, ole Jimmie K came down to harrass us for a while, and we joked around with the kids in hardware support. Good times.

After work, i went and got Red for our Hot Date. We went to hunan, saw finding nemo and spent alot of time talking about everything going on with her and my life. She and i pretty much think the same on most everything, so it was good to talk to her and get some feedback on things. Shes such a great person to be around, and spendint time with her just reminds me how much i care about EL red. :-)

Came home after that, and was just hanging out...when the phone rings. Looking at the caller ID, it was an area code i didnt ever see before, so i almost didnt answer. Then it hit me. Katie found a phone and was able to give me a call and fill me in on what shes been up to. It was nice just to hear her voice again. I went to bed after that, feeling a bit better.

Saturday...i didnt do anything. I finished catalouging all my music in itunes. Thats it. Katie was able to call me not once but twice. Made me happy, but since they get to the campground tomorrow, i dont know when ill hear from her again. It sure was nice to know shes ok and having a good time. I wish i could see her tho.

Today has been spent watching the news, eating eggs, studying and now im going to head off to wal mart to get screws to finally fix my sunglasses and deposits some moneys.

Maybe ill catch some quality sunday tube. Could be a fun time, but i still have some reviewing to do for my exam. Even though its over the last 3 days of lecture. Gotta love summer classes.

Oh, and im lowering the hoe seems like things are simmering down a bit. Only to orange though....

Dont forget kids, only one week untill my birthday. Heres to june 8th!

I miss you katie.
Positive: Relaxing weekend
Negative: katie is thousands of miles away
Quote: I want a divers helmet to sleep in...and spoon in - me to red while watching finding nemo
Song of the day: OAR - She gone
Cool Mac Moment: More PPC news coming out...and only 20 some days untill WWDC!