Tuesday, November 29, 2005

"Waves of time"

That was the name of a musical I wrote in college for my minor in music studies (which maybe one day I'll post some more about it). And boy am I going through a wave right now. Honestly I feel like my life means very little lately. BTW, happy belated Thanksgiving. I thought with 5 days off of work I would be all better and revived. I couldn't have been more wrong.

I had free time to play my xbox 360, which BTW is fucking awesome! If any of you use xbox live you can add me as cuteyoboy as a friend. I also had time to start watching this show that everyone I talk with has recommended called "LOST". I didn't realize how good this show was going to be. From the first episode I was majorly hooked. I'm still in season 1 (bout 3/4's through it) so no spoilers if any of you watch it! But I can see why it is one of the top shows on TV right now. The writing and acting are excellent and I heard it only gets better in season 2. It's definately my new favorite and probably all time favorite show. I'm surprised I waited this long to discover something so cool. For any of you who haven't seen it, watch the first episode. You'll either love it or hate it I'm sure.

Otherwise I'm depressed because while Chuck and I had much time together in the same apartment, we literally hardly saw each other at all. He's been to busy with work and playing quizzes online and games. I hate to say it, but I wish his computer would just crash. He spends so much time on that thing and I feel neglected. I understand if he's busy with work, but it's much harder seeing him choose to spend alone time in his room playing or watching TV when I'm just feet away. I mean come on, whats a few minutes spending with me gonna hurt him any? Apparently it will because it seems he is pulling teeth making excuses why he can't spend a few minutes in his day for me. Our relationship is going down hill and I'm scared it's gonna end. I've made this clear to him several times, so now I'm just hoping it sinks in that he could lose me. Maybe that is what he wants... I pray it isn't.

So yeah kids... I'm hear and yet another downhill roller coaster ride has hit me. I don't feel like doing shit anymore and that has shown with this blog. I do want to thank those who have tried to keep in touch. Dre, don't worry.. I got your voice mail and I'll be responding at some point. Same with you Maria... I'll get back to you with all the questions you have here soon. Kevin, Happy Thanksgiving... Chris, I'm sorry I haven't kept in better touch, I hope you are having fun where you moved to and Happy Thanksgiving to you too. And to all the others whom I met online thanks for your kind words. Hopefully this is a good Holiday season for you all.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Now this is way out insane....(CLICK LINK)

I even have more with my package then this guy is offering. I really wonder how out of proportion will this go. You hsould have seen the lines everywhere.. when driving home I pass by several other stores that carry it and each one of them had hundreds of people waiting outside... and I bet those stores had very few consoles. Most Walmarts got 6 units, I was lucky to get a big Walmart that had a few more.

Got one!! After fights and the cops and offers...

And what a fucking experience that was. I need to be sleeping at the moment but I had to write up a quick summary...

I went to Best Buy after work for our local stores midnight sale of them. I get there around 5pm and there is a line around the building. BTW, during this whole time it's pouring down raining and windy. Bestbuy employees are telling us to leave because if you got there at this point you ain't gonna get one. I look at the line and think well I know they have 194 units, and I don't think there is that many people. A really nice guy in front of me starts talking and within a few minutes we become buddies. He says to me at this point, "Hey if you hold my spot in line I'll count how many people are in line and see if we actually have a chance.", I say "Deal".

So he goes for a few minutes and comes back with a grand total of 315 people in line, give or take a few. He also said he talked with the manager and he said they actually handed out vouchers earlier in the day and whomever doesn't have one to forget about getting it. So I tell the guy about my friend who works at Walmart and told me they are also selling theirs at midnight, and it's just 2 lights up the road. So I hop in my car and he hops in his truck and we both take off.

I get to Walmart and see a small line out front thinking ok, I may have a chance. I get under a tent they have up and this lady is handing out numbers at the exact same time I get there. What luck!! She annouces there are 14 units available. And I hear people calling out, "I'm 8", "I'm 11" , and then she calls out 13 and no one replies. So I say I guess I'm 13! And she hands me a number. I see my buddy from Best Buy and shot to him, "Get the fuck over here now!" And he runs and he claims the last one, 14. Instantly after that people around the tent going into the store realize what was going on, and we just all joined as a group at that point and said, we got everyones back who has a number. Also the lady informs us that, We'll open the store at 6am to sell you the Xbox 360. My eyes popped out and I question the time with her stating I heard a midnight sale. She said I heard correct, but that Microsoft had originally promised them 50 units, and due to demand outweighting supply could only give out the 14, which lead to "It's not worth keeping the store open for that small amount".

So I'm suddenly in for the long haul. Luckily I had 3 layers of clothes. And since everyone had our backs on the numbers I asked if I could go inside and buy some gloves and a chair since I was cold as hell. Everyone said that was cool and we all became friends.

My buddy was concerned about a few people including me and this mom who was out there for her kid. She was so sweet to us. I told her it must be love to do something like that for a child. Anyways my buddy goes inside and buys a tent and propane burner and all sat very close to the fire and traded stories, what we did for a living, etc. Then someone had a deck of cards and we all started playing poker. It really was a awesome experience. I've never seen people bond together like that and help each other out.

When 5:30am rolled around and after most of the night people showing up and us telling them all the units had already been sold, a few guys got attitudes about us all waiting there and at that point lost it. A fist fight broke out because one guy told us that he was gonna run for it once the store opened. Which BTW each shift manager had a different approach at how they were gonna sell these to us. One of them freak us out because they said it was gonna be a run for it event. So our numbers from the previous manager meant nothing.

So when the guy said he was gonna run for it another guy like fuck you are, and the next thing you know fists are flying.

Luckily the morning shift manager talked on the phone with the manager that handed us the numbers and said to follow that system. So we give them our numbers and we get an official voucher stating we are getting an xbox 360. After I got my voucher I had a guy offer me a $1,000 bucks for my spot. At this point and 12 hours waiting for something I really wanted, I had to say no.

I'm up waiting for my turn at the cash register when I hear "no one is to leave the building the cops are on the way". Next thing we hear is that someone tried to rob the first guy out the store with a unit. So they called the cops and had the cops escort each one of us out the building with our units so that wouldn't happen again.

As you can tell it was insane...and now I really need to get an hour or so sleep before going into work a little late.

Monday, November 21, 2005

xbox 360 or die

Well maybe not die, but tonight is the night. I had a tip earlier in the week that I could order the xbox 360 online at Circuit City. Boy was that a mistake. I got my hopes all high thinking wow, someone is trying to give me a break up there. At 2 pm Friday they went onsale and at the same time Circuit City's servers just crashed from the overload. Most people like myself could get to a certain point in the ordering of one. I managed to get to the screen to "approve my order". I had my credit card info and everything all filled out and this was the last step. Clicked on "Approve" and then got the message that everyone else got "Circuit City lost your record, please try again." . I actually made it a lot further then most. Some couldn't even get to the order screen at all. And a few lucky ones out there did manage to order the system online before Circuit City closed there website and phone center due to the overload. About 3 hours later I was able to get back online to try again and at that point it said "Sold Out!". What a bitch!

So tonight I'm camping outside of Best Buy hoping to get a system that way. It's gonna be rainy and windy so I'm a little concerned if I can manage it for that long. Hopefully I'll be able to do this. I did it for the orginal xbox when that came out. Went really early around 2 am or so and stood inline, although that evening it wasn't that cold, rainy, or windy. I have many layers of clothes so hopefully that helps out. Although stupid me forgot to pack gloves, so I may have to stop somewhere and buy a pair since right after work I'm going to wait in line.

I'm prepared otherwise. Filled my ipaq up with games and music so I'll be somewhat entertained. Last time I did this it was actually pretty fun. Plus there was a sense of satisfaction that I held out and got something I wanted. I'm sure there are thoughts of 'you freak', 'you're nuts' etc... but I can't really explain it, there is again the satisfaction and fun in it as well.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I'll actually be able to get one.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Gay clubs going bye bye

Well, I was just watching the news and saw that most of the gay clubs in the SE (south east) area of DC will be destroyed due to the new Nationals Stadium. Off the bat the "Follies", Zeigfields", and "Secrets" are currently on the cutting block. Also talked about was "Nations" and "Wet" are being considered to go as they are trying to revitalize the area. If they don't go both of those clubs will be within feet of the current stadium site.

Kinda ironic it made me think about the old gay DC club called "Tracks" in the same area of DC. It was my favorite club. It was huge and very comparable to most big NYC clubs. There were nights were thousands of gay guys would pack in that huge space.

The ironic thing about it... when it was destroyed guess who built an office building there? The company I work for. I don't work in that building but I thought it was really weird how I used to party and even had sex there and now people I support with my company work at that same spot.

I wonder what will happen to these current clubs in that area. Will they find a new site or will the gay scene be cut majorly by this new stadium? If they go what will happen to all the twinks, druggies, ravers, fag hags, and just plain ol' partiers? It'll be interesting to see what happens to this huge chunk of current gay land in how people are displaced to a new area.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


This really isn't about the TV show, but while I'm thinking of it the last episode did have an interesting qoute...
"Humans are 2/3rds water just like the earth. The percentage of salt in our blood is the same percentage of salt in the ocean. We are tied to the sea."
Seems like lately everyone around me is under abnormal amounts of stress. Chuck, one of my ex's, most of my coworkers... I mean I can create a pretty long list here of people on the verge of breakdowns from stress.

Just today a coworker of mine had her son's car breakdown. He is still in high school so she paid the bill. $900.00 for new brakes. And if that wasn't enough it turns out after they made the repairs they discovered major issues with the ABS system and a few other things. Now the price skyrocketed to $3,000 for repairs. This lady I've never seen cry before.. she's one tough bitch (well she is really nice if you are on her good side), so it came as a shock to see her break down and lose it. And this isn't the only person I have heard or seen this way. An ex of mine which I won't go into details recently did the same thing due to an issue he is having. Some VERY strong people breaking down... almost like a huge depression is coming or something. I've never had so many people around me feel like they are about to just pull their hair out, throw a few fists around, or cry like a river.

I'm really hoping things get better for all of these people, and soon. I mean I'm also under a bigger then normal amount of stress, especially with work. I have this one guy that I swear he is gonna send me to my grave. There is no way to please this guy and I'm honestly working the best that I can with him. But you know how some things are... you have to follow company procedures and so while you wait for things to be corrected you have one guy calling you up every 30 minutes cusing as to why he hasn't been paid yet. Today he actually said he was going to come by my office. Thankfully the building I work in is secure, so there isn't a way he is getting in here without me giving him premission. My boss said he wasn't allowed to step foot on property since he has been harassing me and she talked to him directly stating that if he continues the police and security will be notified.

Besides all of this year end close is coming up for our company so I'm getting huge amounts of work to process. I wouldn't be surprised if these past 2 weeks have given me some gray hairs.

I'm hoping these things will only scratch my surface and not harm me beyond that.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

$31,000 food bill

Ok, so I'm at the grocery store (one that Chuck talks up about it being cheap and great to shop at) and I probably have maybe 20 items in my cart. I'm looking at the prices of each item when I buy them and think, "hey that's a deal" so I'm satisfied with what I'm getting (I'm also not a cheap person).

I get to the cashier and it's this young maybe 17 year old Jamacian girl. She starts scanning in my items and I'm just kind of people watching while she is doing it. Then the next thing you know her eyes light up and say "Wow man, look at that total... you owe us $31,000 dollars". Then she proceeds to ask "cash or credit?". Course I'm not thinking about how to pay as much as what the fuck made the price so high on my 20 items that should only cost me around $30.00 bucks.

So I ask her what went wrong because my total shouldn't be that high. She just went on to say "I scanned them in and that's what it's coming up with, so that is what you owe... if you have a problem with it you don't have to buy them." So immediately I ask for the manager since I think the girl is an idiot and I would love to see her being told something went wrong...

The manager comes over and says "Sir, what seems to be the problem?". I immediately tell her that my bill is 31 fucking thousand dollars for 20 items, "You tell me what the problem is?". She says, "well it sounds like you got some expensive items and a dirty mouth". I tell her that I want it voided and to lets try this again.

So they void out my bill and start scanning again, this time I'm paying full attention to what the screen shows rather then eyeing up the yo boys that work there :-P . Well we get to the tomatoes and the computer says how much poundage I have of them and the girl flips through the book to find the price of them... she types in something and BOOM.. I owe $31,000 for some beef steak tomatoes. I immedately tell her to stop and show the manager what was up. The manager says "Well it looks like that is the problem". I say "No shit!", and then she says "Tomatoes are getting pretty damn expensive this time of year."... and I immediately head for the door.

And then I wake up.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

For the music buff

If you think you know a thing or 2 about music you should click on THIS LINK. It's actually (what I thought at least) really fun. It's almost like name that tune.

See how much you know. I was having issues with my PC last night with it's connection, but I did make it to the leaderboard. Before I lost my connection I was up to 180 points with all my lives still available.. guess that makes me a music geek :-P

Monday, November 07, 2005


Sorry I haven't post the past few days... been meaning to but didn't know what to post.

So this is a random post... I'm fucking tired today. Had a long day yesterday and last night. And tonight after work I have to go out and shop for a coworkers wedding/baby shower. I'm telling you these people need to stop throwing parties around here. It's getting costly. Seems like every month I have a couple of parties to shop for people at work. Some of them I don't really care for but feel obligated to get them something since everyone else is.

The past few days around here have been wonderful with the weather. Wish it was like this all the time. And yeah, I really don't know what to talk about so the weather came to mind.

I've also been thinking the best way possible to get an Xbox 360 on release day. Rumor has it Microsoft is behind in the manufacturing process. When originally said that Best Buy could get 100 units, it's now said that they'll only get 20-60 units. This puts a huge damper on things for me. Believe it or not when the original Xbox came out I camped out in line over night for it. It was November as well, and cold as hell. I layered my clothes like a mofo and stood and sat out in line all night. I wasn't the only one either. I had about 20 people in front of me, and at least 100 more behind me. I really don't know if I can camp out again like I did last time. While it was fun and the people in line were great, I do have to work the next day and don't see myself being able to do it as easily. Ugh, guess it's a sign of old age. Maybe I should just take a huge cup of coffee with me and do it again... the only thing about that is getting the shits or pee from that coffee, LOL. And there isn't anyplace but the bushes to really take care of business. I may have to jump around like crazy that night. Try to hit Walmart at midnight and if I don't suceed then find another store before Best Buy opens.

If any of you have a hook up on getting it and feel like sharing the wealth e-mail me ;)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Nun/Cabbie Joke

A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the
VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is

He replies: "I have a question to ask you, but I don't want to offend

She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you
get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive."

"Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me."

She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic."

The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic!

"OK" the nun says. "Pull into the next alley."

The nun fulfills his fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush.

But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.

"My dear child," said the nun, why are you crying?"

"Forgive me but I've sinned. I lied and I must confess, I'm married and I'm Jewish."

The nun says, "That's OK. My name is Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween party."

Speaking of which I was looking online and found the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" Drag Nun Retreat. How crazy is that!