Tuesday, February 27, 2007


"A man only truly knows himself when he can say 'I dreamt I killed a man. And I liked it.' "

"When you have to jump, know that one of two things will happen. Either your feet will find ground or you'll learn how to fly."

"In a world dedicated to distraction, silence and stillness terrify us."

"My life isn't worth living without LOVE."

"There's one thing I want to say, so I'll be brave
You were what I wanted
I gave what I gave
I'm not sorry I met you
I'm not sorry it's over
I'm not sorry there's nothing to save

Live through this, and you won't look back..." Stars

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


I need a hug.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I drove my car yesterday. It hadn't been run since friday (less than a week) and the bettery had already died. I assume from the cold as it has been wicked-ass cold and my car is outside in a parking lot. I asked a fwe people to help me jump my car, and finally caught some guy about to leave the parking lot. He said he didn't know how, which didn't matter because I didn't need him to know how, I just needed his car, but I thought it was common knowledge for any car owner to know how to jump a vehicle. He also didn't have any jumper cables and said it was the first time he'd ever opened the hood of his car. I said "oh, is it new?" Nope. He'd had it over a year. . . . ? I was quite surprised. I guess I probably shouldn't be, but everyone should know how to jump a car, no?

So, as I said, I drove my car yesterday, and decided that it would be a good idea to at lesat start it up again today so the battery won't be dead by friday when I plan on driving home for the weekend. I took the subway down State street to the parking lot. At the foot of the stairs up to the street was a bum lying across the floor and a cop standing beside him telling people to just step over him. By just glancing at the bum, he looked slightly uncomfortable, like he'd managed to get himself frozen to the ground or something stupid like that. But I walked by and went up to my car, taking note of the blue flashing lights across the street and an ambulance/fire dept. vehicle pulling up behind them. The car had a bit of trouble starting, but it did start. After one day, it had nearly died again. I'm going to assume it's just the cold weather, but I should probably get the alternator tested soon just in case.

Anyway, sitting in my car, waiting for it to warm up, I saw two college-aged kids and a black guy come out of the subway and walk over to the fence right beside my car. The black guy had his back up against the fence, and the shorter college kid kept looking around suspiciously. The taller kid started patting down the black guy and took out a cd player and wallet from the guys pockets, so, assuming he was being robbed, I held down the horn of my car while I reached for my cell phone. The two guys just looked irritated and shot me dirty looks before showing me their police badges. Apparently they weren't college kids. oops.

So, a few minutes later I drove off, came back to my parking spot, and walked down to the subway. The cops and the ambulancy-vehicle thing were all gone, but frozen to the ground where the bum had been was the remains of a cut up jacket. Apparently he had been frozen there.

So, that was my evening. exciting. I hope my car works tomorrow.

Monday, February 05, 2007


I just realized whilst messing around that the comment settings were limited to other Blogger users only. That's changed now, so you can leave me messages too!

*hint hint*


Saturday, February 03, 2007


Without the windchill, it's -1 degree(s) outside. I don't think I want ot know what the "real feel" temperature is.

I went to Target to buy some gloves and boots, and a few other things. They didn't have any gloves. And they didn't have any boots. (Other than a few pairs in the men's which were far too large and a few in little boys which were far too small.) So, disappointed, I bought everything else I needed, paid, and left.

I stepped outside and my hands imediately began to burn from the wind, so, carrying bags in each hand, I pulled my coat sleeves as far around my hands as possible for the two block walk to the subway. By the time I made it that far, my fingers were red and completely numb. I couldn't unbend them from around the bags to get my U-Pass out of my pocket. After a few minutes, they started to tingle and burn again.

I have never experienced cold that severe before. I'm not going outside again for awhile. I'll buy some gloves on eBay and have them mailed to me here.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Oh yeah,

and I did drive today. It made me happy. And I now have a parking lot, so I don't have to worry about my car anymore. Jante and Eric went with me driving around the city. Eric directed me to a gas station, and then to a very good Japanese restaurant for dinner, and then back to our street so I could find my new parking lot. I think I'll need to buy an ice scraper before I take it out again though, as the lot's above ground and not covered. Oh well.

Eric suggested a short road trip to Green Bay in Wisconsin sometime this semester. I'm excited about that. I like roadtrips, and a bay sounds nice. :D

Anyway. I had a nice evening. That's all.

Quote of the day:

"It's hard to tell when to suck or when to blow, and which hole to suck when and which to blow."

(Slightly paraphrased statement about learning to play the harmonica. Perhaps it was funnier in person. :\ )