September 8th, 2005

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This is weird. I was just talking to my friend Aidan about my old 5th grade teacher Steve Layne (because Aidan's middle name was Layne, and I remembered my teacher for some odd reason). He loved Armstrong from the Bulls (back when they were the best team in the world), and I won a raffle to go out to lunch with him and got to ride in his kick ass sports car. That was a lot of fun. He was a good teacher, one of the only ones I really remember from Butler.

I was filtering through the mail this morning and came across a neon yellow piece of paper with "Steve Layne Book Benefit." I started to read it, because it was too damn much of a coincidence that I had just been talking about him, when I hadn't seen/heard from him in about 9 years.

He is recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, something that has paralyzed him from the neck down since last December. He was put on a respirator for 2 months while he battled with the disease, but is now a bit better and expects a full recovery. He's writen 12 children's books, and a new one is going to be on sale soon. If you pledge money to his family to help pay medical bills, you get a signed copy of his new book before it goes to the stores. And the artwork was even done by my old ecentric art teacher Mrs. Kilnger. Gods, I remember her. She had the craziest hair, very Hermione-like hair. And one day she came to class, back from a vacation in Cancun with corn rows and braids with beads on the end. Silly, silly art teacher.

So yeah, I just thought that was very strange. I don't know if I'm going to pledge anything. Money is tight as it is. But I thought it was rather shocking.

Had to drive mom to work before the sun was up, not fun. Came home, collapsed on the couch and had a fucked up dream where I went to Japan and met an american art dealer putting up an instillation of a big fucking painting of me when I was 10. Then this German cop came by to see what was up, and I showed him my ID, and he handed it back to me and said "Your city is full of shit" and walked away.
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I'd hoped that re-reading GoF would take quite some time, and that I would have it for the YCon road trip. But it's only the second day of my commute, and I'm more than half way done with it. It took me a month or so to read it the first time. I guess I just have a ton of extra time on my hands. I'll probably re-read OotP next, or PoA. I'm not sure. Or ... I don't know ... could there be OTHER books out there to read? Wait ... no, there isn't.

I saw Derek today, a graduated Art & Design friend. He was just coming home from work. I invited him to Phil's partay next friday. tsubasagahoushi, you and Isaac are welcome to come too. If Dana were feeling better, I'd invite her ;_; No 151 will be present .. unless you bring it ;)

My iPod's battery has finally pissed me off for the last time. But this is what I think I'm going to do. I'll talk to my dad tonight about getting a PowerBook. I'll ask my Grandma, who's helping me pay tuition, for the money for it. Up until the 24th, if you buy a Mac, you get a free iPod shuffle. As much as I hate this little PoS, it would make a nice jump drive. Once I have the mac and the iPod shuffle, I'll send in my 3rd gen iPod to www.ipodresq.com and have them exchange the battery and clean it up. Meanwhile, I'll listen to music on the shuffle.

I wish I could get one of those iPod nano's instead of a shuffle ... or the Harry Potter iPod would be the best *_* aah, do I love to dream ...
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http://www.StupidVideos.com/?VideoID=1134

I don't know whether to feel sorry for this kid, or laugh my ass off at him.

I just changed my Y!M icon to a purple square with text in it that reads, "The terror alert level has been raised to PURPLE. There are gay people everywhere!" In responce to that icon, I explain my reason for putting it up Collapse )

Speaking of homosexual things, on the train down town I saw a guy that was THE spitting image of Justin from QaF. Well, he could've been a little older "no more baby faced" Justin, but it was JUSTIN. Down to his golden blond hair. Ooooh, if I had my camera. I didn't see what stop he got off on, but I hope I run into him again *_*