VanWinkle

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from Maryland

  • Activity

    • I live!

      9 years ago

      VanWinkle

      The end.

    • VT Collegiate Music blargh

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      I mean blog.

      I should be writing my essay final for religion, but I was talking to my classmate Candice who pointed me towards her blog for our school paper Collegiate Times. She's got taste, to say the least. Awesome.

    • Yarr

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      Q: What be a pirates favorite joke?
      A: Where does the king keep his Arrrrrmies?
      In his sleevies!!


      Oh goodness. This has been one hell of a crazy ass year. Only two more days of class left for me, then it's basically free time which should be used for studying for exams, but I only have one legit exam for Russian. Which will still only take like 5 minutes of studying since I'm such a pro.

      But really, looking back on the year, this has been ridiculously nuts. It's been just one fast period of time with the most possible things stuffed right into it. I've made lots of new close friendships, and my closest friends from home seem closer. I've basically entirely turned my way of life completely around, totally opposite from my high school days. There have been hard times (lots of hard times), and the simple good times increase in worth tenfold because of it. I feel like finally I've got some sense of direction of where I go from here, but there's so much to do that it seems like everything will just turn into a blur. My outlook on a lot of things have changed. I've experienced times of high stress where I felt like the rest of my life I would be pissed off, but there were plenty of reminders and influences surrounding me that essentially turned me into a much more enlightened person. I appreciate things a lot more, almost like I take less for granted. Pretty much the best times were when I went home to see my friends and family. It reminded me how much I freaking love everyone and just made the times I spent with them so great.

      I'll be home for the summer some time next week. This shall be epic.

    • Watchmen flick

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      is even better the second time around.

      5 more mondays left for me!!!

      AHHH!! I can't wait. This is worse than senioritis ever felt in high school. I actually stopped even caring about school work and whatnot. I've just become so apathetic it's ridiculous. I'm really considering transferring to a school in Maryland. I just don't know if I like it here all that much.

      Also, I've become obsessed with Arrested Development. Hulu is definitely in my top 5 websites now. Yippee!

      Just gotta get through April and the rest is cake. Or pie.

    • Good God....

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      I thought you had more class than this?

      Where is this strengthening foreign policy going?

    • Spring Break

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      I love going home. Tomorrow will be one of those days I get to do it.

      Also, listen to Beirut

    • Um...

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      I haven't done a lot since the last time I posted a journal.... Military Ball was a fricking tease because they usually tell the freshmen class what kind of privileges we'll have for Blue Phase and traditionally we get our first "Blanket Pass" where you can stay out all night and not have to be back to the barracks until the next day.

      But no, these sheisters decided to be huge cockgobblers and gave us only until 2 AM to be back. Which I was kind of upset about because I kind of liked my date and I'm pretty positive she was giving me a good vibe. We just spent the rest of the evening together at her dorm, and sooner than I thought I looked at my watch and it was time to go back. Nothing much has come out of our relationship since the Corps of Cadets (Coc for short) is such a life rapist and there is very little time to spend with people you actually like.

      Tonight I have found something very enlightening to do when all you can do with whatever little time is go to the gym. It's a fight club- a bunch of good, normal civilians with nothing better to do than beat the shit out of each other and teach people like me to beat the shit out of people. A couple good friends in my hall went last night and told me about it today so we all went. We all hate cadets really bad, so we're trying to keep this a secret from all the other dickheads around here. A gaggle of our Navy "buds" saw my friend Jeff and I wrestling and they all walked in. We stopped instantly and told them to leave. This Greco-Roman wrestling champ named Elliott was like "uuh... do you know those guys?"

      Jeff and I were both like "just a few guys from our hall." Here, we're trying to keep Elliott from knowing that we're all cadets (we're trying to keep it real, remember?). He said "they look like a bunch of vaginas. Don't worry, if they try to come back, we'll weed them out quick." Jeff and I just chuckle and nod with approval.

      Now I'm learning jiujitsu and some Greco-Roman techniques. I'm pretty beginner with only a few Army combatives under my belt which is based on Brazilian jiujitsu, so I pretty much only have strength in my favor. Unfortunately, I'm fighting people a lot stronger with much more experience and technique, so you can imagine how sore I am. I could barely lift my arms at the end. Such a good workout. I'm ready to do it all again next week.

      At least now I have something to talk about a little bit. Probably why this journal ended up being longer than anticipated. Oh well. Not like many people will take the time to read it, but whatever. Sometimes you just gotta write to blow off stress right?

    • AHHH DEAD KENNEDY'S

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      I forgot how much I love them. Classic punk always cheers me up some how.

    • Relaxation

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      I'm kind of glad tonight is the way it is. My Company basically said we have to suck it this weekend and can't go out. It's not like we, as freshman cadets, have many options if we go out anyway. It's either go to the cigar shop and smoke when it's balls cold and there's nowhere warm to go, or destroy our lungs at the hookah bar for a couple hours. I pretty much stopped that hookah nonsense, along with most of my buddies.

      Right I'm just laying on my bed listening to some Duke Ellington on Pandora. This is one of the first times I've ever just laid back, relaxed, and actually listened to the music for once instead of multi-tasking (other than writing this journal). It rocks.

    • Ew...

      10 years ago

      VanWinkle

      World of Warcraft....

      I got the two-week trial. Sure, it's fun, but I refuse to pay to play this game.

  • About Me

  • Comments (592)

    • Purdueohol

      10 years ago

      They filmed the whole part. It won't be in much of the theater version, but a dvd will be out sometime around the release with the entire thing on it, and then when the movie goes to DVD an extended version will have the scenes added in.

    • Larith

      10 years ago

      yeah i wasn't sure if i had posted that story before or not....

    • yell0wsn0w

      10 years ago

      Great! You should read Choke or Fight Club.

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      I think so. He hasn't had his review yet, but they only kept 8 out of the 60 occasional/seasonal people, and Brad is a far better candidate for DI if they're keeping anyone on from there anyway, since he's never been late or called out. So I would imagine Sean probably got laid-off too.

    • koopys_girl

      10 years ago

      i only work nights remember. and they've been cutting my hours back because the company is taking our labor hours because the other starbucks suck ass.

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      I'll be there for my freakin' 3 hour layover.

    • koopys_girl

      10 years ago

      how bout this
      i miss you
      when you come home again
      we should get tatted up together lol

    • DissYraiN

      10 years ago

      I loves mah deep powdah!

      but seriously, I got some nice fat telemarking skis this fall in high hopes of some nice champagne powder.

    • DissYraiN

      10 years ago

      its' got a sharp kicker so I figure you have to be going about 35-40mph to clear it.

    • DissYraiN

      10 years ago

      the thing i like about the 2 resorts that I can go to ( copper mountain and Winter Park) is that they have some huuuuuuuge motherfuckin tabletops. theres this one at winter park that that photo was taken on where the tabletop is about 90-100 feet long. doesn't seem that much when you are on it, but you can do some insanely slow tricks on it because it is so big.

    • koopys_girl

      10 years ago

      thank you husband.
      i can't wait to see u when u come home
      at least one of my husbands is coming home =]

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      I was thinking about it. I may still before I turn in the final copy.

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      Something I've found out in my research for this paper is that a large percentage of restaurants that advertise "Maryland-Style Crab Cakes" actually use meat from some asian crab that is very similar but has less flavor.

      Post edited 11/17/08 11:52AM

    • koopys_girl

      10 years ago

      so i am so super excited to see you when u come home. it feels like yeeeeaaarrrsss. p.s. u suck at texting because u text back like 3 hours later

    • Capt_Ed

      10 years ago

      well for future reference you pull for the one of the dirtiest playing teams ever.

    • bp13iggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I was going to say, find somewhere I can pick you up around 2 and I can take you somewhere to at least LOOK at verginah.

    • bp13iggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      What are your plans for this evening?

    • bp13iggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      *sings Imperial March*

    • DarkJedi375

      10 years ago

      By the way, thanks for using my last.fm chart style. It makes me happy to see it still put to use. :P

    • DarkJedi375

      10 years ago

      I would like to see a remake, not of any of the actual gameplay, but graphically enhanced. I played the Quantum Of Solace demo on my PC and it was totally rad. I just think a GoldenEye update with the same engine would be incredible. It would sell for sure.


      Well then it's a darn good thing there's a dev team who's been working on this project for the past 3 years...
      goldeneyesource.com/

      It's a modification for Half-Life 2 that is recreating the game, detail to detail, using the source engine. It's going to be epic.

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      ...lint?

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      What are you talking about?

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      I washed it all the time.

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      C130 ROLLIN' DOWN THE STRIP
      AIRBORNE DADDY ONE A ONE WAY TRIP

    • starcom30273

      10 years ago

      haha i guess so!

    • starcom30273

      10 years ago

      is thats all you are issued (besides the BDUs) for winter?

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      Yeah well... I was never one to salute anybody...

    • Purdueohol

      10 years ago

      Maybe read a book then, I'm currently reading "The Watchmen."

      It's so good I have no time for Tv and Movies.

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      I've never heard anyone describe him as, or felt that he should be described as the "messiah" of America. However, he does want to reform the way politics are dealt with in Washington. The way he did in Illinois.

      And as for the uncertainty of his ability to serve as president, I don't have any anyway.

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      First off, not a bandwagon. I don't support Obama because my friends do, or because I think he's hip. I support Obama because after looking at both candidates stances on the issues, I feel that he will better represent my beliefs in the White House.

      And secondly, that means nothing more than that his campaign knows how to market effectively.

    • starcom30273

      10 years ago

      haha that would look nice

    • yell0wsn0w

      10 years ago

      You might be able to get them in pink. But I hate pink. ESPECIALLY on guys.

    • yell0wsn0w

      10 years ago

      Heh, Dazzlepants. I like that. Get them in orange. Or yeller.

    • yell0wsn0w

      10 years ago

      Nossir, Obama kicked some ol' tookus last night.

    • Larith

      10 years ago

      Try holding your ankles

      I assume that applies to both the doctor bills and the toilet?

    • BasketOfFish

      10 years ago

      That my friend may just be a good idea.

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      we did... today...

    • bp13iggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Welcome to the US Gov't.

    • bp13iggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Hey yo, if you get some spare time you and I need to hang out.

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      ew. I have a 5 mile RUC march at 0700... not bad, but my legs are still mush from yesterday

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      0500???? That's ridiculous! We have our PT test next Tuesday at 0600 that I'm totally not looking forward to.

      But yeah... I totally feel like a badass when I'm done. Especially since I'm the only girl doing ranger challenge, so I just go work out with all these huge dudes.

    • bp13iggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Oh, I have a place where I can go and drink for free.

      You have one hell of a connection, I am a fucking local legend.

    • speedy07

      10 years ago

      Yeah that was kind of what I was thinking too. I wasn't expecting to see him in that scene either since everyone said the pencil scene happens 30 minutes into the movie, and then all the sudden he SPOILER kills the guy and takes off the mask.

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      For sure my favorite band to see live.... so far. They were fucking incredible when I saw them up in New Hampshire, but yesterday at Warped Tour just fucking blew everything else out of the water. SO good.

    • notelizerdbeth

      10 years ago

      aye, I did for a little bit twice. I got all the band's signatures at a signing they did and talked to them a little bit there and they were all super cool. Then after they put on a 110% bitchin show, I went by their tent again cuz we were looking for my friend and just Aaron was standing there signing stuff and taking pictures and what not and we talked to him a little bit there. He was super cool about everything, and just having a good time talking to his fans... twas getting late so there weren't really a lot of people there talking to him. All in all... awesome.

    • speedy07

      10 years ago

      It is. And then when all of us get so bored that it's driving us crazy, we'll stop working for a few minutes and wage rubber band wars on each other, which subsequently results in all of us getting bitched at by the warehouse manager.

      I'm going to kill myself if I'm not out of there within the next week or so.

    • lordlucifer

      10 years ago

      yeah... i heard it too... sadly if they did release a film... it wouldnt be th right time...they arent in such hot form at th minute.. but wait a few months and thell be on fire...

    • lordlucifer

      10 years ago

      there hasnt been any word of not doing another season, so this is usualy how they work. but dont quote me on it.
      i know theve been doing othr projects on the side... like making a band...making a festival that sadly flopped.
      tho.. its thier main earner.. so have faith. lol.

    • lordlucifer

      10 years ago

      "you had a bad time there didnt ya boy!!!!" "its coming out of me like a yella cable!!" sheer genius... so good.

      lol. sack with tenticles.. so good. tho.... richard oardie... however you spell it.... with his character.... dean learner.. is funny as fuck. his own show man to man with dean learner is the shit. lol.

    • charleylady

      10 years ago

      CAMP CHAMP!!
      That blew my mind.

      Well,if you ever come my way let me know and you can become a temporary member of my camp club.

      And I love Bryce Canyon! Not my favorite, but still awesome.

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