When I was living on Bainbridge Island and commuting back and forth across the ferry everyday I was one tired dude. I would need to be on the 6:20am ferry out of Bainbridge to get to Seattle by 7am and walk 2 miles to work everyday. Then 2 miles after work when I got off at 5pm to be on the 6:30pm ferry out of Seattle. I was not getting much sleep and when I had to walk the few blocks uphill from the Ferry i would need to get psyched up. Having my iPod with me I would get motivated to walk up the hill by playing the Superman Theme. The wonderful piece composed by John Williams. If you have not heard you are living in cave. YouTube link is below.
I loved superman as a child. I had superman pajamas with the cape that attached with velcro. I would spin around the room constantly. Climb up on chairs and jump off with the hopes that I would be able to fly. When I didn’t have on superman pajamas it was towels or blankets as makeshift capes.
But being 23-26 I couldn’t put on a cape and just dart off the ferry with commuters. I had to move at a brisk pace while being beyond exhausted. John Williams composed a brilliant piece of music that inspired me.
It got me home and thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me.
Also a Happy Friday to you! So thought I would take some time to write about my Birthday
experience. Raleigh surprised me on May 12th 2009 with tickets to the Flight of the Conchords concert at the Paramount. I must say an epic show. I love Flight of the Conchords I got Raleigh hooked a bit as well. It all happened about a year ago actually.
We were down in Portland for Memorial Day and we stayed in a Holiday Inn. They had an HDTV in there and HBO. I must say one of my pet peeves is people that have an HDTV and don’t have it setup properly. But I can also understand that they have to pump analog to all these TV’s in a Hotel so most cable systems decode the digital signal and multiplex down their own systems so you can view all channels. So end result most Hotels with HDTV’s don’t have the HD setup properly. Also drives me nuts when going to someones house with an HDTV and they have their cable or satellite box hooked up via RCA. But anyways that was a tangent that has nothign to do with this. Well we had HBO in the room and they were rerunning some episodes of Flight of the Conchords.
It happened to be the episode featuring the awesome song of Business Time.
After that I bought their CD’s and Season one on DVD. It also spawned me to get HBO. Also for Entourage. After that HBO is like a bit of an obsession for me. I really only have it for their TV shows and don’t really watch the movies. But anyways the concert was awesome. One thing that was interesting was that they had someone doing Sign Language in the front. I must say I bet that ladies arms were tired. I wish I could have made out the motions for curse words. Also I can’t imagine doing sign language for a song is easy.
I must say that the concert was epic and thank you so much Raleigh for the awesome gift. In the meantime pretty much went along as normal. Nothing out of the ordinary and then the 20th came around.
I went to work on my Birthday and must say it was what you would expect for work on your Birthday. I went fairly low key didn’t tell anyone except for the people at work on my Facebook Friends List.
Raleigh picked me up from work and we went to Red Mill scored a Creamsicle Shake. I have been wanting one of those for probably a year now. I must say it was awesome and delicious. After that we went home and we were planning on going to see a movie but tiredness overwhelmed us so we popped on the AppleTV and rented a movie. Raleigh got me some awesome video games. She picked up the Metal Gear Solid collection. Nice to replace all my old games. Metal Gear Solid 1, 2 and 3. Also picked up God of War for the PSP which is a totally awesome and radical game. I must say seeing a game designed back in 1998. I remember getting it as a Christmas Present from my Dad. But now playing it on a HDTV 11 years later I must say I thought these graphics were crazy awesome. Comparing it to Metal Gear Solid 4 it’s like night and day. Time to play with some nostolgia.
This weekend we are heading to Portland so I call that Birthday Extension 2009 Memorial Day Awesome Fun Time. Pictures will be posted as things happen.
I saw this on YouTube where you just post 50 random things about yourself. Since I don’t feel like counting dots these are going to be numbered but are in no particular order.
When I was a sophmore in High School me and my best friend got in trouble for spamming the Traffic Education Teacher. Cops were involved and everything.
When I was a child I had a goal to dig to China in my parents side yard. They kept refilling the hole every few months. I learned everything was an uphill battle.
I tend to be very incredibly anal.
I enjoy doing dishes when I am not being told to do them.
I am constantly afraid of getting addicted to something. So I try to moderate everything.
I try to keep my DVD’s in alphabetical order.
I get a kick of doing things that keep peoples perception of me off balance.
I don’t keep many friends just a select group of close ones.
I really can’t stand myspace and prefer facebook.
I enjoy Thai Food way to much.
I drink maybe 2-3 beers a month.
I have never tried any drugs or smoked anything.
I dug my parents first pond when I was 12 for $20. I didn’t realize that 6hrs of work for $20 was getting shit pay.
I really enjoy the MacOS but got tired of pushing it on people.
I have this constant feeling that I never successful at anything but I like the fact that it drives me to try harder constantly.
Almost every girl I have ever dated I have met online.
I listen to podcasts all the time. I hardly ever listen to music.
I once gave two underage girls a ride home because they asked me to. I was freaked out the entire time that I would get called a pedophile for just driving someone somewhere.
I try as hard as I can to be a great guy.
I am fairly quite and don’t say things unless need be. Which usually leads to people thinking I don’t care about them because I tend not to ask questions about people.
I tip way to much because I feel bad. I never tip at coffee shops though. I feel $4 for coffee is enough of a tip. But I will tip $20 on a $30 haircut.
I used to have this dream about how I was trapped in a Winnie the Pooh Scuba suit. I sometimes still have it and freak out every time.
I sometimes get frustrated by people who don’t check their e-mail as often as I do.
I really enjoy Amazon Prime.
I hardly talk on the phone and try to use most of my communication via e-mail and SMS.
When I was 4 years old my family took a trip to Canada and I fell out of a Van in a pancake house parking lot and had to get my head wrapped up like a mummy.
I really dislike having to answer peoples questions that could be resolved if they just performed a quick google search.
I am never sure how long to hug someone that I am not dating.
I have a huge collection of socks that I never wear.
I feel pretty good about not having any negative feelings about anyone.
Whenever an HBO show comes on and does the little “Awwwww” I always do it to.
I get stuck on sayings every now and then. “Delta”, “Pinner” and always feel stupid when people don’t get it.
My current girlfriend has played enough Abba to make me never want to hear them ever again for any reason.
I was really happy to break it off with an ex via SMS. Made me feel pretty good about getting revenge on the opposite sex for all the crap they have done to me over the years. I feel bad about someone having to face that though and would like to apologize.
I update twitter frequently but I always get the feeling nobody cares except when it updates on Facebook and people comment on it.
Growing up my house was the most popular place to be on the street. We had Swings, Tree House, The Digging Spot, We built forts on the rockery. Sometimes I miss being the popular kid.
I chopped wood for 8hrs a day for 3 days in a row for the neighbors to buy a $10 marines hat when I was 11.
I can’t mow the lawn because it will swell me up due to allergies.
I am allergic to most pets. Cats at the highly allergic end. I am allergic to most dogs as well. But I like dogs.
I caught Mono in the 8th grade and missed 2.5 months of school. I almost failed the 8th grade.
I failed Spanish II on purpose because I really didn’t want to take that class.
My favorite soda is sprite.
People who text in movie theaters are probably some of the most annoying human beings alive.
I always enjoy being around people. I am not much of a fan of being alone except when I am feeling burnt out.
I have never really traveled that much.
I always put the peanut butter and the jelly on the same side of the bread then add the dry side on top of the middle. I developed this habit to annoy the crap out of my ex girlfriend. It doesn’t seem to annoy anybody now.
I save everything. Every chat, e-mail everything.
I am really good at playing Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo.
The sexiest part of a woman tends to be their legs.
I am honestly shocked I came up with this many things. That I wanted to write something cliche about how I am shocked I came up with this many.
Hope you enjoyed reading this. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. If you come up with 50 things let me know in the comments and post a link to your 50 things.