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12 years agoTheZerg_corp
o, It's your second day of High School. You're still trying to find your way around the halls of your massive academic facility after classes have let out when you realize you have to take a dump. Quickly, you rush to the nearest bathroom; a white hallway leading you into the room of poop-chutes.
Upon your entry, you realize there are only stalls, no urinals. Curious but not entirely realizing your mistake, you butt into a stall and sit down. Looking at the wall of said stall, you notice that there is a box attached to the inch thick metal separating you from the rest of the bathroom. Weird.
Four voices resonate down the hallway leading into the bathroom. They're getting closer. And they sound a bit more effeminate than most high school guys youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve met thusfar. Then it hits you; you're dense.
Waiting for them to leave, you come up with an ingenious plan to escape the realm of the girl's restroom unscathed. Finishing your business, you don your hoodie and start reeling out massive amounts of TP from the dispenser to your right. Reaching what you believe to be a sufficient amount, you tear off the end and divide your folded sections of TP into equal halves. As you stuff the sections up your shirt, you undo your folding job to give more of a topographical effect under your garments.
Throwing your hood on and keeping eyes locked on the floor, you try and act as inconspicuous as possible and you sneak out of your predicament. One trip to an actual boyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bathroom, a few flushes, and some missing TP stuffing later, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re starting to regain your dignity and come to the realization that no one noticed. Lucky you.
Next time, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll remember to bring a sports bra so they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look so lumpy.
True story. Except that last sentence. I thought no such thing.
Yeah, Freshman year was pretty weird. Anywho, I haven't done that since, and for the record having two signs posted on the outside of the same bathroom and just assuming that people know the real one is around the bend is pretty freaking lame. Good going, school.
12 years agoTheZerg_corp
Ok here's the deal. TheZerg_corp (what a cool guy) has been chosen, so now he has to choose three people. Those three people then post on this journal and he will give you three mods each.
Here's the trade-off: you have to make a journal just like this and choose three people and do the same thing. TheZerg_corp likes this idea. (even if it's a bit close to chainmail, it does stimulate positive modding, so that's a good thing, no?)
Hurrah for friends!
P.S. Alaska Journal coming soon, hang in there.
Glad they're always thinking about me. I totally think about people I've never met before too. Creepy.
13 years agoTheZerg_corp
Part I here
The second day was amazing, the first half seemed to be all up-hill, with a few constant uphill sections that must have been miles long. Blah. Maybe it just seemed that way. However, we eventually came over a crest and went down almost 20 miles of constant downhill, a few 8% grade hills that I reached around forty-five MPH going down, which is a real rush (especially given that I was on a hybrid.)
At the end of our first relieving downhill section of the day, we all stopped to get the lactic acid out of our legs and watch some cows walk around across a small brook.
We spent the third night at a menacing Catholic church and watched Happy Gilmore in their basement. It was a bit surreal, and I still don't know why a Catholic church would own a copy of happy Gilmore to begin with.
(None ever did, though.)
As we all settled down to watch the movie and sleep, Frankie walked onto the stage proclaiming "Hey check it out guys, I've got two bananas dude." (you have to think this quote with a Californian/stoner accent, otherwise it isn't as funny. I suppose it helps to know the guy too, but hey. Whatever.)
The only thing I have to say about the next one is that I had nothing to do with taking it. That was Maciek. I don't know what his obsession with taking pictures of people trying to go to the bathroom is, but I'm sure it can't be a good thing.
(Sorry again, Dan.)
The first stop of the final day left me feeling a bit strange, as people were making the weirdest faces.
Midway through the third day, on our way back to Concord, most of the troupe stopped at a swimming hole and Mr. Crumrine engaged a goose in a game of chicken.
Finally, we arrived home.
And something surprising happened.
Not going to tell you what though, you can all make up your own ending.
Next time on the EL SANCHEZ EXPERIENCE: Cleaning house, Art Shows, War Tapes, Martial arts, and a search for Sanchez's stolen .
13 years agoTheZerg_corp
The final R.O.P.E. trip for the spring of ?06 involved 22 individuals from Concord, NH, being driven up to Rouses Point in NY with their bikes and dropped off.
They would not have any support vehicles. It was just them against the 220 mile stretch of road between the northwestern edge of Lake Champlain and Concord.
It was a blast.
The U-haul that bravely transported all our precious cargo (I.E. bikes).
Here we observe Maciek?s view as he pays back Chris for flicking off the camera in every picture he was awake enough to do so.
On the way, Pete invented a new superhero. His name is Camera Face Man. CFM.
Maciek standing outside the Rouses Point Civic Center, which is a combination of a town meeting hall/courtroom and a skating rink. Go figure.
The skating rink portion of said Civic Center was covered in some sort of nasty material designed to look like the frost inside a freezer. Unfortunately it got into the air and was likely carcinogenic.
Couldn't resist putting this one in. We had quite a few horrible pictures of people on the trip, this was one of the horrible-ist. Sorry, Dan.
The white dots are pieces of that material falling from the ceiling. I?m glad we weren?t in California, or those things might have caused lung cancer.
I bet you?re probably thinking right now [/img]Wait a minute Zach, you said something about a courtroom. Does that mean there were working microphones? And why didn?t you use them to debate the merits of communist societies?[/img] Well, I?m afraid you?re too late, because we thought of it before you did.
Maciek: Guys, seriously, communism sucks.
Frankie: No, Democracy sucks!
Denzil: This hat that Zach let me use is totally awesome. I wonder who Jeskid is.
And of course, what would the trip be without the inspirational shot of a giant behemoth of a war machine about to crush a bike?
Tank: Don?t you know who I am, bike? I?m the Juggernaut, BITCH!
Of course, there are other uses for a tank. You could mow down enemy forces. Or you could pretend the barrel was your barrel, if you catch my drift.
Luckily, that morning wood didn?t last, so Maciek and Pete were able to safely bang later without being killed.
Here we are, gearing up for the first day of strenuous biking.
(And here is Chris. Flicking off the camera. Again.)
We thought it would be an easy 74 miles. But first, we needed to have someone tell the border patrol that one of our number *coughMaciekcough* was not an American citizen! Lou and behold, Maciek didn?t have his passport with him. Wonderful.
Just an FYI: if you ever go to the border in good ol? Rouses point, watch out. The actual American border building is tucked up on a little rise, and outgoing traffic is routed away from it. We didn?t know we had jumped the border till we came back and they ended up I.D.ing Maciek using his Credit Card. Bang-up job guys. At least now I know all I need to infiltrate the country is a pilfered credit card and a group of bikers.
Probably just maxed it out on E-bay while we waited for them to Background check him.
GREETINGS CANADA! FUCKTWOYOU! (ignore that last part if you?re not a RvB junkie.)
As is customary for a bike trip, we had two or three flats the first day, and none the rest of the trip. However, Pete was very quick at fixing his bike?s problem, and luckily he broke down right when we were planning on stopping anyway. Convenient.
This, the Universal Unitarian Church in Montpelier, was our stopping place for the second night. Due to a miscalculation and or communication
13 years agoTheZerg_corp
Time to give you all some updates on what I've been up to and change some images and whatnot. I guess I'll start back in April when I stopped signing on:
"Oh my, way too much school stuff to deal with, I better quit RvB cold turkey for a little while."
Then I went on two ROPE trips, one will be covered here and the second will be posted in a day or two after you all get a chance to check this one out. The first was a Rock-climbing trip at Mt. Monadnock (The "Most hiked mountain in the world"), and the second was a 220 mile Bike trip from Rouses point NY back to Concord, NH. Both were exciting and exhilarating in their own ways.
R.O.P.E. 06, ROCK CLIMBING:
We got on the bus Friday afternoon, and sped off towards the most climbed mountain in the world. I brought along my Trocadero CD, and halfway through the ride switched it out for the Jurassic 5 that had been playing before that. Unfortunately the sound system in the bus was awful, it became clear that no one was appreciative of my playing something composed of more than a baseline.
That?s a hard helmet Duct-taped over the back speaker, in case you couldn't tell.
After about an hour of driving, we arrived at the most climbed mountain in the world, and set up camp, starting with our insanely blue group tarp.
We all helped collect firewood and hung around at our leisure the first night, some of us (Kevin) had trouble trying to put on their clothes.
I caught him trying to put on shorts and take off his long underwear at the same time. Sorry man, it just doesn't work that way.
Then, it was Smores galore, we sat around our raging fire cooking marshmallows and hotdogs till the front of our clothes caught on fire.
Elsewhere, Denzil and Kiel were playing cards with a Looney-toons themed deck.
Meanwhile, I was walking around and taking pictures of random stuff, as usual.
Just an FYI for anyone who goes to climb the mountain and is planning to camp there; The trees suck for bear-hangs. Bring a bear box or canister, because there aren't any limbs strong & long enough for an effective bear-hang.
The next morning, it was off to the climb, and I discovered that we had a Neo-Nazi in our midst.
Rockwall set-up, the first day:
I then chucked that dirty Nazi off the top of the wall. Sucker.
I threw on a helmet and scrambled up three different climbs before someone informed me that there was a sticker on the headgear I had chosen that morning. A sticker, I have to say, that did not really fit me.
Looking at the following picture for too long will leave you disoriented, those with motion sickness should not even glance in its direction.
Here is our polish friend Maciek, trying his luck at conquering "The Bastard," a very difficult overhang that only three, maybe four, ROPErs were able to defeat by the end of the weekend:
(This last one details Maciek's face as he proceeded to hump the top of the bastard after completing the climb. Not pictured here is the troop of boy scouts that emerged from the wooded area below us just as he started to do this. They will most likely be scarred for life.)
Now, jumping to the second day and a different rock face that was roughly 400 feet? Give or take ten. Anyway, major fun to climb and to repel down, though I received a few nicks and one pretty deep gash on my arm that left a major scar.
I can't fit anymore in this journal, but expect the bike one to be a two-part entry.
13 years agoTheZerg_corp
School's been blown to pieces...
Finally. Anyway, I apologize to all of you that I have neglected over the past month or two, I've been hella busy with schoolwork and I will soon check all your new stuff and update you on what I've had going on as well. See you on the flipside,
13 years agoTheZerg_corp
BUCKAROO BANZAI END CREDIT DANCE OFF!
That is all for now.
P.S. I will hopefully be back updating with the latest on all my life crap and checking out all your new journals and whatnot as soon as I finish my massive amounts of make-up work for school and SCA apps. I should be done by the end of this weekend hopefully, so please send me angry messages if you see I'm online any time before Monday. Thanks!
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