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And then they said Indepedence was granted to all [04 Jul 2005|09:33pm]
[ mood | Sunbured and hating it ]

1776, Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia signed the Declaration of Indepedence and thus we get another freaking holiday or an excuse to get drunk and miss work the following day (Which I plan on doing).

Anyways, I got sunburned really bad from the beach (Damn you sweltering Texas sun). I realized something this weekend, the Gulf of Mexico is some of the ugliest water known to man.

Happy 4th of July to everyone (Or whatever is left of it).

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Summer heat beating me down [28 Jun 2005|04:41pm]
[ mood | thirsty ]

I swear I want out of this God-forsaken state known as Texas, the weather is just unbearable. I get up in the morning and my windows are foggy, this is a result of the extreme levels of humidity.

Anyways, it went on this past sunday but I haven't had any real free time until today so this is how Warped went down. I went with three friends of mine and we got there about 12:00 on the dot, we avoided long lines but had to park literally near a barn and walk a good couple of acres. We get in and what do you know My Chemical Romance is playing --its' not a bad performance at all and actually they stopped about 15 minutes into the set since some people were falling over and had no one to pick up them up. They were saying how girls also shouldn't do shitty things that some of the bands might force them to do just to get backstage to the band. I can agree with that statement but it obviously didn't stop a handful of sluts who still flashed. Plus, come on, who in their right freaking mind would wear high heels and a mini skirt to Warped tour ?

About 1:00 we caught Motion City Soundtracks' piece and boy were they fun, right after convienently Armor for Sleep was up, the guys were just talking about how the smaller bands have to work harder than the big bands on the north and south stages. My friend Colin right after the Hopesfall performance (Which wasn't anything too exciting) threw up all his damn breakfast. It was pretty sick, and the bastard even got some on me...so after contemplating if leaving was an option or not, we missed the Offspring and Atreyu who were playing which I really didn't care for anyways.

Soon the clocked ticked 3:30, we got up from the little shade we could find near an abandoned popcorn stand and made our way to see Hawthorne Heights who finished with "Ohio is for Lovers", all I have to say is ick, they don't sound anything like on the album. Tsunami Bomb was great, sure enough Transplants came on, they were ok but hey, the crowd was big. Around this time, the steep water prices which gauged my wallet for a whopping $40, well I felt a little dizzy myself. I needed to rest a little.

I caught both Underoath and The Bled who were both awesome, just like From First to Last, those bands were the best acts of the whole day. The bands had so much energy in spite of the intense heat and Underoath even gave out free t-shirts, I almost got one but I lost in a stupid battle with a guy who was kicking and growling all day. Although next time kids, please, if you see two 6'0 feet and over guys standing, don't try to crowd surf all the freaking time just because we're tall. Me and Ryan just got annoyed by all the kids wanting to be picked up.

Around 5:00 I wanted to go home, the Starting Line were whining in the back, then Avenged Sevenfold came on, I checked them out, they sounded great and I loved what they did to the stage. So all in all, it was expensive, I didn't get any photos since they all sucked, although I'll post them someday. It was still a good time and a perfect way to wither away a sunday afternoon.

I was kind of pissed that Circa Survive, Reggie and the Full Effect, Mae, Zao and Millencolin weren't playing in San Antonio but that's alright.

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Summer school sucks [09 Jun 2005|08:55am]
[ mood | Feeling really warm right now ]

No, I am not attending summer school because I was bad during the year, its' because I have to get some needed credits and I want to relieve some hours that I would need to take in the Fall. It sucks wasting my time at school when I could be doing more productive activities, like sleeping.

Anberlin/Saosin tonight.

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23 and feeling it ? [08 Jun 2005|08:38am]
[ mood | sore ]

In case I never updated which looking back at my journal entries I can see I didn't, on May 27th was my birthday. That makes me a whopping 23 years old, damn just letting that right out of my mouth makes me feel like a grandpa.

I didn't do anything too spectacular except get together with some friends, go on over to Luckys', some crappy bar and do the usual affairs that go on.

New York was nice and I said I was going to post some pics, but it seems the only time I am ever online is when I am working. As soon as I land safely home, I just don't feel compelled enough to jump online and do anything else other than read my email and check the latest news (Use RSS, its' so much easier). I should have those up and ready hopefully by tommorrow.

The relationship between my mother and I seems to have taken a back seat now, she is no longer down my throat, I guess because I openly told her I was planning on moving out. Yes, there may be peace and I know I still have one semester of university left to go-- moving out has not once left my mind. Perhaps too it is the fact that I am getting older that has me a little more hesitant to stick around, seeing that all other 20-something year olds are on their own.

Oh and I picked up some new albums, Oasis' new one is fine although it doesn't show any complete growth though I will be hasten to say it is their best since "What is the story ?(Morning Glory)". The collection from At the Drive-In is nice since there are some songs on their that I never once heard before, plus the DVD is sweet. Finch's new one sucks...yeah not since Hopesfalls' "A-Types" have I been so dissapointed in an album. I don't mind that they attempted at making a new sound, its' just it sounds too much like Deftones and Powerman 5000 to even call 'growth'. And finally, new Sleater-Kinney album is golden.

Until next time fellow viewers.

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It is getting hot around here [23 May 2005|01:57pm]
[ mood | Yes I am at work as we speak ]

Bleh...sweet mother of God it sure is getting hot around here in Texas, today is a blistering 94 degrees and it doesn't feel like it is going to cool down anytime soon.

I went to New York last week, I just never updated prior to the trip since for a while there I was absent altogether from all things "internets". It was fun, I saw a couple of concerts ranging from Rilo Kiley to Blood Brothers, Thievery Corporation and well U2 even, at Madison Square Garden. I'll post some pics even though I didn't take any good ones at the concerts. I would've even gone to see Bright Eyes and the Faint but well, that particular show was sold out.

Pics and more sudden enligthening thoughts of my everyday life coming in the not-so-distant future. Until then, have a safe one wherever you are.

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My mom has just about did it [16 Apr 2005|02:43pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

Grrr I won't spill out a slew of curse words in this entry but I know just about 30 different ones with several variations I can use to express how I am feeling right now.

Yesterday I went to a friend's party at his apartment, I came back around 2:30 in the morning and sure enough, my mom was pissed off...wait a minute here ? I am not 17 anymore, I am 22 years old. And my mom has just been on my case saying that I don't study enough and that I need to get responsible and settle down. Look, I am not planning on getting married and if I do before I reach 40 years old, please shoot me, I give you all access to do so. Also, as for my studies, I am a senior already in college --I know my methods and I will be graduating in December so what the hell does it matter.

I am seriously considering moving out from this place, but it all rests on rather or not I can get that job I was talking about earlier in my journal. The one that pays 16 dollars an hour...if I can land it I am sure I can make enough money to sustain a car payment and rent along with other bills.

Maybe it's about time I leave home, it would be the next phase I need to take anyways. I shall further post along any sudden events that occur as a result of this.

If you live on your own, I would like some advice, hit me up at my AIM defaholicmike or call me at (210) 833 - 6760 (That's my cellphone).

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I am going to pull the hair out of my roots [12 Apr 2005|12:20pm]
[ mood | nervous ]

I completely forgot my thesis is due this thursday, I need to find a way to develop 10 pages worth of information in regards to a proposal of why I feel a company should use antibacterial touchscreens (Nano touch screens).

I got a presentation that needs to last 30 minutes too...and here I am tuesday and I haven't even begun to scratch the surface on it.

This sucks.

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Damn straight [07 Apr 2005|01:51pm]
[ mood | happy ]

One of the best underground rock bands of the past two decades, Dinosaur Jr. have reunited with all three of their original members. These guys brought guitar solos back in the late 80s. Too bad I don't live Lake Blvd Hollywood but I'm sure they'll be touring sometime real soon.

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Where did all the year go ? [30 Mar 2005|07:03pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

I really don't feel motivated right now, last year I was so eager to make the Deans' List in school, I worked at two jobs and did everything in my life to be productive. Now, I barely even want to do my regular exercise routine or come online. Could I be suffering the first signs of depression ?? I sure hope not.

Well this entry sucked so I'll stop it before it turns into something else.

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I hate this feeling [24 Mar 2005|12:29pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Bleh...I feel kind of gross right now, my throat is dry, my stomache is churning and my eyesight is losing perspective. And right now, my Management class isn't helping out much either. Boy, I sure would love one of those Sony PSP's but from the looks of it I'll have to wait until the next shipment arrives in late April.

T'is all from my side of the table. Doozo Yoroshiku.

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March Madness [19 Mar 2005|10:51pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Damn you Cincinnati for losing to Kentucky also you too Gonzaga for losing to Texas Tech. Thank you Nevada for beating those overrated Texas Longhorns and then losing to Illinois. I am glad I didn't bet although I still have Duke, Illinois and Washington making it to the final four and well, they're still around. I can't believe I have been watching so much basketball, its' insane.

Not much new on my side.

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How different life is right now....um...sort of [16 Mar 2005|09:36pm]
[ mood | melancholy ]

I kinda am dissapointed that my friend Ryan will be leaving, he went to school with me plus worked in the IT department with me, now he is off to make far more money. But who can blame him ? He has his degree now and can improve his pay from a measly $22,000 per year to now $55,000. I now have none of my old time friends living in San Antonio anymore, and to worsen it, the old friends I have don't even talk to me anymore. They all have lives now, where they live on their own, are in a relationship and spend their days working, I guess that is the reality of life or something of that nature. Maybe I need to change with the times ?

On the brightside, today I was in Austin with some new friends of mine, I of course sported my University of California apparel (Which is like a big no-no in Texas Longhorn country), it was great though. Now I am back home, ready to watch some old episodes from season 1 of Arrested Development and then play Brothers in Arms on Xbox.

Have a goodnight all my friends who are still my livejournal friends.

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My Network and Telecommunications professor voice is blah blah blah [03 Mar 2005|02:19pm]
[ mood | exanimate ]

I don't even have the textbook for the course yet I still managed a 95 on the mid-term. And during class right now instead of hearing about hubs, switches and ports, I am viewing an interesting read on Ultimate Theory locatd at Red Nova.

10 dimensions in the universe...geez and I wonder how the other six (4 we know such as 3 for space and 1 for time) do ??

Sorry if this post is lame or over-the-top but I am bored so I thought I might as well.

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Harold and Kumar: Go to White Castle [02 Mar 2005|08:07pm]
[ mood | amused ]

I can't believe I overlooked this gem...oh the movie was so damn hillarious. I recommend checking it out some way or another.

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My job status [01 Mar 2005|04:51pm]
I just turned in my resume and cover letter into that employer I was talking about last month. I should get a good impression of rather or not I'll get the job sometime later this week. Aside from work-related issues, nothing else going on in my life right now that is worth noting.

Off to get new albums from The Mars Volta and NJ --then off to play Gran Turismo 4 and Tekken 5.
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School has been cool [21 Feb 2005|10:03pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Sorry for not posting but I can see that many of you on my friends' list are not really online much anymore, perhaps that game called life is getting the best of us or probably just keeping everyone in check. I haven't found anything out about the job...yet that is. Last I heard, on Friday, I was the forerunner to land it, in spite of not having my degree yet (In 9 months that will change), they were heavily considering me. I don't know yet --I sure wouldn't mind making more money than what I've been making, $32,000 a year is a step up from $19,000 that's for sure.

Today at school, it felt like finals week again, I took my Managerial Accounting exam and than just recently I got by my Business Law test. What was cool about my BLAW exam was being allowed to use the book but in only 30 minutes....ouch.

Today's entry is not too eventful so I'll close the door now. G'night.

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Happy V-day [14 Feb 2005|10:12am]
Even if you are single...don't get too down, just aknowledge and love the ones that are closest to you. Although, in my opinion, you should be doing that other days during the year aside from one day of the freaking year.

I won't take up too much space on your friends page, so I'll end this one short.
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Tis is pretty sweet [12 Feb 2005|12:48pm]
[ mood | hopeful ]

I got a big interview coming up this week, first I need to do the finishing touches on my resume and cover letter. I basically could be up for a job starting in summer (Not now because I need to finish this semester) which pays $17 an hour. So wish me the best of luck friends.

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My iPod [08 Feb 2005|11:09pm]
[ mood | amused ]

I know I am really behind the times since I just barely nabbed one but already I am in love with, I'm talking the iPod. I got myself the 20GB 4th generation model on Ebay for a mere $245 which beats the regular pricing of $299. I got over 200 cds and so far I got 50 of them already uploaded on the iPod and I've used up only around 7.8 gigs. So far, it's gone everywhere with me rather it be the exercise gym, jogging, around campus and even in my car replacing all those cds I had lying around in my cd jacket.

Here is the package when I first got it:

And I think I'll do my current music a little different today, what I am listening to is in the following picture.

P.S., I was rooting for the Eagles in the Superbowl but I sure wasn't stupid when I placed my money on the Patriots, of course I knew they were gonna win and I got myself 200 extra dollars from bets.

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Coachella already ??? [02 Feb 2005|11:34pm]
It's that time of the year again, the big festival up in mother effin' California. I don't understand why Thrice was included, to be honest they seem almost out of place with the rest of the groups. Ah well, New Order back together again, Rilo Kiley, Wilco, Chemical Brothers, MF Doom, Junkie XL, Keane, Blood Brothers, The Faint, Bright Eyes, Gang of Four, Arcade Fire, Spoon, Coldplay and NIN. I'm considering alright.

By the way, Arcade Fire were awesome on Conan. = )
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