jesseh

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from Rolla, MO

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    • Hey....How you doing?

      10 years ago

      jesseh

      I think I have the beginning of a long and complex story. It just a couple ideas that were bouncing around in my head and they decided to solidify this evening. Let me know what you think. I suppose it's of the fantasy genre, just to let you know.


      The whole world twisted and shattered. Looking to ceiling, the old man let out a low gurgle. His vision was doubled and his eyes were heavy. The world was spinning. For just a moment, he wondered who could possibly build anything that would block out the sky. It seemed such a perverse thing to do.

      This thought quickly gave way to the rememberings of the many hardships he had endured in his life. They passed quickly enough and ended with the events leading to the present. He recalled the fear of the shadows blanketing the world. He remembered the harsh winter night on which his journey started. The countless nightmares of the past year poured through his weakening body. He tried to forget the blank stares of his dead countrymen.

      He felt the blows he had been dealt dispatching the countless terrors unlucky enough to cross his path. He saw himself climbing the stairs of the dark temple that would soon serve as his tomb. He smelled the rot of the catacombs beneath that temple. He heard the crack of his skull as he was thrown against the wall, and he tasted the blood...so much blood.

      Then, as his breathing slowed, all the pain faded to numbness and he was standing next to his near-lifeless body. A bright light shined from above. When he looked up, there was only sky showing through the trees in the forest he called home. The numbness slowly turned to warmth and then he was pulling himself to his feet. He was unaware that his green tunic and maille shirt hung in bloody shreds from his broken body. The hair on his head and face was dreaded and full of blood. His insides were out, and his left arm was mangled beyond all use. Somehow he found his sword in his hand and turned to face the Great Evil. He advanced, and as fire consumed his body, he felt only a warm spring breeze. He knew that he had served his masters, and The Three Sisters would triumph.

    • Surreality...there's no place like home?

      10 years ago

      jesseh

      And hi-jinks ensued.

      Today was a crazy day. I got to skip history to go to a lunch put on at my current school by my former school. Weird. It was a strange mix of people. People I knew, some I didn't, some that I like and others I avoid. You know how it is; any group of people has its own particular and ever-changing dynamics. It was a fun time.

      Half way through the lunch, I found out that I was invited to dinner as well; again put on by my former school. The food was pretty good and I got to find out that a friend of mine doesn't chew his food really well, but we'll get to that in a bit. Any day with two free meals is pretty great in my book.

      Between the lunch and the dinner the Sister Missionaries stopped by my house to chat. It was interesting. I've been trying to get back to church for a while now, and it's reassuring how things just fall into place to bring about what should come to pass. It's also interesting because it feels like I should know one of the Sisters that stopped by, or get to know her. Believe me, it's a crazy thing, and I don't mean that with any intentions less than honorable. She is a very attractive girl, but there's no sexual attraction, and besides, even an apostate Mormon knows not to hit on the Sister Missionaries. I got the feeling when they stopped by before by chance. I can't really explain it, but it seems to happen with the important people that come into my life. Some of my greatest friendships started this way. My first encounters with egonspengler actually go back to our high school days. Nothing more than just having some mutual friends and seeing each other in the halls. I don't think we ever spoke, but even then I thought that I should know him. I ignored it, but we met years later working in the same place. We became friends pretty quickly. Anyhow, this isn't an isolated instance, but I'll be darned if I can explain it at all. This may be hard to follow. It makes sense to me, but it could be the sleep deprivation. I haven't been sleeping well and I've been passing the sleepless nights with a lot of Final Fantasy X. My main reason for writing this is just to get these thoughts written down. They're very stirring and this is the closest thing I have to a journal.

      Moving on....After dinner I went to visit some friends at their house. Two more friends stopped by with a fifth of tequila. We were having some fun. I watched those two split the tequila about 75/25. The lighter weight of the two took the seventy-five. We kept an eye on him, but this is how I learned he doesn't chew as well as he should. There was chicken in the hall way, chicken on him, and chicken in the bathtub. He's going to be hurting in the morning. When he finally ran out of chicken, he went on to dry heave for a while. I've had a few nights I wanted to get sloshed, but that sound alone reaffirmed my belief that it is better I don't drink.

      I also need to tell you about last weekend, but it's been a crazy kind of day and I think I'll be able to sleep to night. I'll have to save it for next time. I bid thee a fond fare well. I'm out.

    • Hmmmmm.....

      10 years ago

      jesseh

      So, I failed to mention in my last post that I guaged my ears. They're stretched to 00g. That's a little more that .4 inches or 40 caliber if you prefer. I was going to stop at 0g, but after I was all done healing the 00g slipped right in. I don't have anything bigger, so this is where they stay.

      A funny thing happened today. I've heard of the ear cheese phenomenon, and in an effort to prevent the build up of such a disgusting and smelly substance, I will often take my plugs out before I take a shower and wash the plugs before they go back in. This morning I was running late and forgot my plugs on the bathroom counter. That's a bad thing. In the half-day that I have to be at school, the holes in my ears would have shrunk enough that it would hurt to put in the plugs again. So I dissected a couple of writing utensils for the greater good. No one has noticed, but I find the situation comical.

      I'm also really excited about bringing my '56 Ford to Rolla. The longer I wait, the more excited I get. It's going to be awesome to drive that beast again. I know the brake system is shot, so I have to completely rebuild that. The engine was running fine when I parked it so it should be minimal work to get it running again. I'm thinking a carb rebuild at the most. I will have to drain the tank and put in fresh fuel, but I had the tank coated last time I had it out, so there should be no rust. If it's rusted again, I plug up all the holes in the tank, leave it behind the seat and buy a universal fuel cell to mount under the bed.

      That's it for now, but I promise you another glimpse into my not-quite-exciting-life soon,
      jesseh

    • It's been just over 6 months

      10 years ago

      jesseh

      since I've posted anything. It seems like so much longer. The good news though is that I'm not dead.

      My summer was amazing. I hope you all can say the same. I got to spend a total of four weeks in the swamps of southern Illinois. The Cache River is the northernmost cypress swamp in the world. Who knew? I went with the Wyman Teen Leadership Program. It's a cool program, you should check it out. Heck, go on and apply for next summer. It's a great time, and I'll be there. What more could you ask for? Despite the problems I've had with dating fellow female staffers, I did it again this summer. It worked out better this time though. We were aware that after the end of the summer there would be a bit of distance between us. We kept things unlabeled and were able to part ways as friends. The only unfortunate thing was the timing of the relationship and knowing that there could have been more. Oh, well. We had fun not dating each other.

      I made the move to Rolla as planned, and I'm as broke as ever. Classes at S&T are great. They are actually a bit of a break after going through the engineering program at ECC. I'm quite thankful for the intellectual beating I sustained there. It makes life here that much easier. People are nice, and I'm glad to be out on my own again, but I miss my friends and family. It's only eighty miles away from home, but it's still hard to get the money to go home.

      With the move, I've been able to get most of my belongings out of storage. I have a couple of boxes in the back of my mom's garage and that's it. It's mostly automotive parts. 1156, your painting is now on display, and I'm getting a frame for it as soon as I can afford it. I love it. Thank you, again.

      Affording things as been a little difficult this semester, but it's only because bought a nifty TV. However, I have a plan though to free up some cash. As some some of you know I'm the man of a thousand cars. While most of them have gone the way of the scrap heap, I still have a couple, in various stages of disrepair. I also bought a motorcycle from a good friend of mine. It's in the shop but it will be out before the end of January, and running like bat out of hell. Now the plan is to bring my 1956 Ford F-250 to Rolla. Once it's here, I'll spend a small amount of money getting it running so I can drive it around town when necessary. The motorcycle will be for nice days and long trips. Once the '56 is running, I can sell my Toyota 4x4. Using the money I get from that, I can piece together my 1985 Jeep CJ-5 and sell it, too. If I can pull this off, I'll be able to put some dough in the savings account. It's been running a little low lately if you catch my drift. If nothing else, it will help to consolidate my belongings further, and eventually I'll be able to keep all my belongings at my own residence, and not depend on the graciousness of family and friends to store it.

      If you've read my past journals, you might remember that some time ago (three, maybe four years) my speedometer quit working in my truck. I bought a new cable, it was the wrong one, I exchanged it and put the right one behind the seat of my truck. I'm happy to report on this beautiful November day, I got so bored that I went outside in a t-shirt (it's crazy warm out there), and installed the "new" cable. The speedometer works fine now. It's a small thing, but it made me feel good.

      Anyway, I hope you all are faring as well as me and that life treats you well. I hope to reestablish my ties to the RvB community, and I look forward to getting to know all of you again.

      Peace,
      jesseh

    • Rug-burn and water balloons.

      11 years ago

      jesseh

      Yesterday was All Campus Day. It was amazing.

      I climbed the rock wall several times. I beat all challengers and conquered all but the hardest course.

      There was also an inflatable obstacle course. I almost lost a race through that one. At the end, there was a steep ramp with a rope to pull yourself up. When I got near the top I dove over the top, faceplanted on the slide and got some nasty rug-burnish type wounds on my forehead and chin. My leap, however, put me in the lead and I won. Had I not shaved my entire face the night before, the crisis may have been averted.

      The engineering club sponsored a water balloon launch. I played target for a little while, and caught one on the forehead. Those balloons were moving. There's a welt, but you can't tell it from the sunburn.

      It was a lot of fun, despite the injuries. How are all of you, by the way.

    • Bachelor's Degrees and Tipi's

      11 years ago

      jesseh

      So, I've decided it's time to move on. I can't take Union any more. I'm moving to Rolla after the summer. I'm going to live in a Tipi while I get my bachelor's degree. Not really, but I am getting one and It's going to be set up. I'm going to be that guy with the Tipi. I might try, before the end of my schooling, to live in the Tipi, but only for fun, not out of necessity.

      If I lived next to a twenty-four hour gas station, I could make it work. I could use the shower facilities at the school, and the bathroom at the gas station. I could do light cooking, and and keep warm with a fire. I'm sure that a local would let me chop wood to burn in the winter time. They can withstand hurricane force winds and stay warm pretty darn warm. I've stayed some cold nights in one before.

      This is going to be awesome.

      Peace out.

    • So....

      11 years ago

      jesseh

      I've been nearly non-existent in the world of RvB. I'm working on fixing that. Next semester should be at a much more relaxing pace, and with any luck, I'll be able to keep my head level. Next semester is my last at ECC. After that, I'm off to Missouri S&T. That's the school formerly known as the University of Missouri Rolla.

      Hopefully, all of you are well, and I haven't missed much, but judging by the amount of journals I have to sift through, I think I've missed a bit. I can't promise to read the past journals, but I'll try to keep up with the current ones.

      Bye.

      The great and powerful,
      jesseh

    • Single again.

      11 years ago

      jesseh

      Life sucks.

    • har-har-har

      11 years ago

      jesseh

      Jesseh left his RT signed in, so I (egonspengler) decided to type up a journal....stating...that he left his RT signed in...

      I could be terrible, and spend his 153 mods on myself, but I won't do anything that mean...he knows where I sleep. So anyway, since I can't really think of anything funny to say, I'll just close this one with a nice picture. Good-night, all.

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    • Ahhh.....

      11 years ago

      jesseh

      That is the sigh of contentment. I'm really enjoying my place in life.

      Turkey Day Break has been great so far. On Tuesday night, I drove into St. Louis to spend the night with Thea. On Wednesday, we hung out until we went to the library for her to tutor a boy named Britt. I read kids' magazines and passed out on the couch next to the table she used. After that, we went to her parents' for dinner. We had this strange dish with a tomato-based chocolate sauce. Then we went to the bar with her little brother. We got to play shuffle board. I love that game. Then I went to Illinois for turkey with the family. That night, I met up with Thea and her family. We watched a really bad movie, and then some MST3K. I've been veging at Mike's place since.

      I've also been doing a lot of work on my truck lately. I have power steering for the first time in almost two years, and I'll have heat this winter too. I replaced the blower motor. The alternator went out the eve of the Modest Mouse show. That canceled the sleep-in on the following day. But all is well now.

      I'll let you go now. Thanks for reading.

  • Comments (384)

    • 1156

      10 years ago

      Hey thanks! Today is better, and next week looks really great.

      I guess when something upsets me, everything else that happens just really piles up on top of it.

    • 1156

      10 years ago

      To be honest, I can probably get a new one tonight, It's well within warranty. And yeah, it still works.

    • 1156

      10 years ago

      I used two coats of Polyurethane, satin finish.

    • TheAlbacor

      10 years ago

      To be honest, I haven't done a ton other than try to encourage my friends who don't follow politics to look into things before they vote. I'm currently taking 3 capstone courses 1 for one of my majors, 1 for my minor, and 1 for the College of Business. I got out and voted and have written things here and spoken up in my Public Sector Economics class. Sure, that's not the most I could do, but I'm swamped with work.

      Eric may have gone out and got votes, but simply making a website and getting votes doesn't change anything. Like I wrote to him, Ralph Nader has been politically involved for years now and has been on the Presidential ballot, but his views (which are actually very intelligent if you read into them) haven't changed much of America.

      The point is that this economic crisis is probably actually a great chance to get some points across to the ignorant apathetic people who keep voting for the irresponsible corporate-whore Republicrats. Sadly, the huge media conglomerate is the biggest challenge to an actual educated logical public...

      The game is so rigged, it's not even funny.

    • TheAlbacor

      10 years ago

      Hamstar is right, but criticizing me for not doing anything when he has no idea what I've actually done is not really fair.

    • egonspengler

      10 years ago

      Hi!!!

    • 1156

      10 years ago

      Oh sweet! A new place is always nice. I'm still in my first "place" outside of a dorm and there are so many things I'm going to keep an eye out for next time I pick one. This summer hopefully.

      I'm doing well, I'm pretty busy with school and stress and all that, but most of the stress will be gone after this semester ends, which is only two months away. I love my new job though, I work at Movie Gallery. I get to watch movies and talk about movies at work, it's pretty great.

      What's new with you other than a new place?

    • egonspengler

      11 years ago

      hi

    • dragonlady

      11 years ago

      smiley2.gif Well, at least you didnt have to spend a hour this morning getting your truck unstuck and then another hour shoveling your driveway so that you could get the truck out of the middle of the fucking street where that piece of shit decided to park itself, after you got up early to go to class only to find out that there was no fucking point because the goddamn school was closed.

      See? you should feel better already. smiley0.gif

    • egonspengler

      11 years ago

      hi

    • 1156

      11 years ago

      I did enjoy it very much. Thanks! I got back tonight actually. I have tons to write about! You'll be hearing from me as soon as I get situated again!

    • egonspengler

      11 years ago

      merry xmas!

    • darwin

      11 years ago

      High Tension.


      Good flick. I'd forgotten about it, but I remember liking it when I watched it last.

    • wislet

      11 years ago

      who knows where I got it? google? I cant remember...I think I posted it like 2 years ago. you can have it you want, I didnt make it so it doesnt bother me

    • 1156

      11 years ago

      thank ya

    • 1156

      11 years ago

      aww dang.

      Yes, my life is a piece of cake! Yay!

    • calvinsehrt

      12 years ago

      I'm close to Krakow.

    • calvinsehrt

      12 years ago

      I have to say that the Dark Tower series was very good, despite some reviews.

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      new journal, slave!

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      It feels good. Doesn't it?


      AGREE

    • TheAlbacor

      12 years ago

      Well, I would have, but he was right near me. So I did the most evasive thing I could do without turning around and running away.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      For the exam, I feel like I did pretty well. The essay was a piece of cake. I ended up buying a book at the last minute, and then selling it again, but I didn't lose any money out of it, so every thing's okay.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      I keep my art books, but the bookstore here plants a tree for every book you sell back to them, and if you buy a used book, it will cost you the same as they'll pay to buy it back. Plus, if the book isn't worth anything, they will give you at least a dollar for it.

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      get to work, bum!

    • aviator_chik

      12 years ago

      Lol, yeah it kind of does.

    • aviator_chik

      12 years ago

      I work at an an auto painting shop in Potland, OR. I do the deatail work mostly, and the detattched parts, like the doors, hood and boot cover.

    • aviator_chik

      12 years ago

      Lol, no, the pic is just in the bathroom there, my phone doesn't take pictures to well at work because of the lighting there.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      I don't think I get it quite yet. I had two classes with her, and I just saw her on Monday, so it's weird, I guess.
      She was a nontraditional student, just starting an art career. She was really nice and had a cackle laugh that was super cool. Sometimes she brought her little puppy to Design class and she was the best little puppy in the whole world.

      I guess it feels good to say those things. Thanks.

    • aviator_chik

      12 years ago

      Lol, do you braid it?

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      Totally man, Samus Aran is said to be the best female game character ever

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      OK GOTCHA

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      I was confused as to why we couldn't see it even if you did post it.

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      it's 'bow chicka BOW wow' buddy!

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      ha, I didn't realize you were online, cool.

      A buddy of mine said if he wins the tires he'll give me a smokin deal on them, so the way I look at it, I just doubled my chances. I'm gonna buy more tickets when I get there.

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      you've pressed more buttons in my dad's car than I have.


      I see you've been bombed to 40...you damn one-upper.

    • lookamonkey

      12 years ago

      Ah cool man, I'm sitting at my house. I have school tomorrow.

    • lookamonkey

      12 years ago

      Yeaap, so whats happenin?

    • lookamonkey

      12 years ago

      Great 1156 ad a link in her journal and it went here so I dropped a comment.

    • lookamonkey

      12 years ago

      HOW YOU BE?

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      Yeah that's great too.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      I would say that most of the bosses have been fun. Maybe too easy, but fun. Especially because you get some cool new toy to try out right before the boss. That spinner thing? Sometimes I randomly rip it out just to ride on, no matter where I am.

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      I finally caught up with your karma level. Even though you're closer to 40 than I am.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      I see.

      Thank you.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      LOL So because she is Persian that gives her historical information credibility? You stereotyper.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      The movie itself is only based off the graphic novel, not actual history. So I'm pretty sure that it wasn't accurate.

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      lol, no, I would've spilled my beer. (that was a joke, I don't think I could handle being drunk with my vehicle at a 45 degree camber.)

    • croocker89

      12 years ago

      so tell me more about this paintball gun youve ot up for grabs im kindda in the market for something of the sort... lol

    • egonspengler

      12 years ago

      I had my phone on all day yesterday, played music for about 45 min at work, then about 2 hrs at home and the battery meter never came off full.

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      If Freebird was my NAME I might be a little more worried about spelling it wrong. smiley8.gif

    • 1156

      12 years ago

      Mind working faster than your mouth/hands? It happens to everyone. smiley1.gif

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