8 years agoprimcharly
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10 years agoprimcharly
Happy belated Xmas/Kwanza/Hanukah! And hope you all had a fun New Year's Eve/Day.
Now...the giant update!
[Since I tend to blather on even during short journals, I thought it would be better/easier to just bullet the whole thing.]
- 2 week vacation from work was good, although not as good had I gone away or something
- Brit moved to NJ! (some of you may have known already from her side). She's living with me and my brother in the apartment we recently moved to.
- my mom visited for most of that 2 week vacation; great to have her here as it is but even better that she got to meet Brit
- mom and Brit got to spend a lot of time alone and surprisingly (given my one previous girl and my brother's current girl), they were able to enjoy their time together
- did a lot of driving a couple of moody women. Just kidding babe, I loved every minute
- got only a few gifts but all were great (just got Brit's yesterday because of a massive delay on a box she had shipped from FL)
- spent Xmas at home with my mom, brother and his girl and of course Brit. Nothing too big.
- played a LOT of a board game called Sequence while my mom was visiting. Very addictive and makes everyone very competitive (including Brit if you can believe that!). Of course, I dominated EVERYONE in the end. At least that's how I remember it.
- had our one big, family argument (Brit not included. Sorry babe, maybe next year ). It always happens whenever we get together, it's like clockwork. But like my little brother pointed out, in the end it's good since we get to work out issues and feel a lot better afterward
- My brother's girl (Samia) had her birthday party at a club in Queens. Surprisingly, Brit and I had fun! Plus I got to hang out with my friend Maggie who finally got to meet Brit (see pics)
- took Brit to see The Little Mermaid on Broadway for our year anniversary. Surprisingly, I liked it although the seats were cheap and had little leg room. Fun nonetheless. Of course, the night was not over. We walked to the place where I parked and my car was gone! I then wondered...if you are in NYC and your car is gone, how do you know whether it was towed or stolen?!?!
- In the end, we found out that my car was in fact towed. We walked over 15 NYC blocks in the cold night, paid $125 for the tow, spent 30-40 minutes waiting for my car and finally as I walked to pick it up from the lot, realize I had what turned out to be a $100 parking ticket. to say the least.
- spent New Year's at home, very little celebration. We actually went to sleep pretty fast. But I bet you can't tell from the pics we took! Me made an attempt to take fake, "we had fun" pictures before we all went to sleep.
- finally, in the long line of celebrations, we took my mom to a nice Cuban restaurant. Brit sure loves fried plantains but don't mention the word rice to her. Eating my mom's cooking for 2 weeks, she probably ate a year's worth of rice.
- once my mom left, Brit and I started the serious part of her moving in....making room for her stuff in
myour bedroom and closet. She started work late last week and is getting established more and more. Soon will come a car and she should then be more independent, one of the goals we have for her. For me? I have to be less of an asshole sometimes. I'm working on it.
- our time together as been great although it has not been without it's small issues. But we know it's all a part of the process. These are definitely problems I do not mind dealing with.
- this week I went back to work and boy did that suck for the first couple of days. "I don't want to go to school, mom!" was all i could think of at 6:20 AM every morning. But it's getting better and better each day.
So all in all, a great couple of weeks. And despite the economic downturn we are all going through, I'm looking forward to spending them with Brit.
P.S. See what I did there? I started this with short, concise sentences but began to blather on pretty fast.
10 years agoprimcharly
but today is the 12 month anniversary of Brit and I getting together. We've gone (and continue to go) through many issues and obstacles along the way but we march on together.
She has made what otherwise may have turned out to be a bad year into a great one. I don't normally talk here about the issues I go through and this year has certainly been a tough one all around. But having a partner like Brit, someone to talk to and share my issues with, one that can give good advice despite her age and someone that can provide optimism to an otherwise pessimistic world has made this one of the best years of my life.
Baby, all I can say is thank you. And I hope that (very soon) you can give me the chance to pay you back...everyday with kisses as you always ask.
I LOVE YOU!
SotD: Swallowed in the Sea by Colplay
10 years agoprimcharly
by Tool ..... Is there any better?
Oh, gloomy days...
....have started and my good mood has disappeared. Well, it's not that bad but it's only November and it's starting. Hopefully with Brit visiting in December it won't be that bad this year.
But good things may come from this. I hope to spend more free time doing creative things. Since the cold weather will make me lazy towards physical activities, I hope to start doing things I don't normally do like reading more (I just finished Tom Sawyer; it took me a while because I only put in 10 minutes during work ) and practicing my guitar.
On that topic, any of you have any good tips, books or website to help me get over the hump? The first time I started playing the guitar, I couldn't grown callus on my fingers so I was always starting over. The second time around, I have grown the calluses but now I am having trouble going from one chord to another. Is it just a matter of practicing more? Or am I missing something? And should I be using my cheap, acoustic guitar or my brother's nice electric one to practice? Any help would be appreciated. I can't sing the blues if I can't play the guitar after all!
Also, I finally got a couple of albums I have been meaning to get for a while after the recommendation from a couple of friends here. First it's Superunknown by Sound Garden.
Aside from the 5 songs I already knew of from the radio, I think they remind me a lot of the another band I want to listen more of: Kyuss. But I do get an idea of why people were excited to see Chris Cornell when he formed Audioslave. I had a negative bias as I loved Rage and hated the fact that they pretty much tried to replace Zach. But I'm not too mad now.
Second is a CD that may turn out to be one of my favorites soon. It's Consolers of the Lonely by The Raconteurs (how the fuck do you pronounce their name anyway?).
It's a very diverse album, I don't know if it can easily classified. I already love many of the songs but my favorite has to be Many Shades of Black. I'm looking forward to listening to more of their music including their first album.
10 years agoprimcharly
by Pearl Jam
What a fitting song for such a big day. Hopefully tomorrow we all wake up to a better world but the main difference between today and every other day is that on this day, we actually can make that happen. So please, if you are eligible and have not already, get out there and vote!
Now, on to Halloween. As I hinted at in my previous journal, Friday night was a fun one. I was a little apprehensive about dressing up and when my brother laughed the first time he saw me all dressed up, I was not too confident. Nonetheless, I carried on. So...what do you all think?
I still don't see the resemblance
Not much of a surprise, finding parking in NYC during a hectic, busy night is no picnic. We ended up parking about 12-14 blocks away from the parade, which in NYC blocks and taking into consideration the number of people, it was close to a 45 minute walk. It was a little chilly but aside from that, we did not mind. Plus, we got to see a lot more costumes!
Only when I got home did I notice that one of them is a guy.
But walking and taking pictures is not easy, especially when you are carrying a driver. So most of the pictures I have are from the actual parade.
As you can imagine, we saw one of these every 2-3 minutes. I like this one cause it looks like Kumiho. Oh my love when will we see each other again?
Always love to see the NY Jedi group.
And the Darth Vader Twins could not be left out.
You just knew alcohol was involved in this particular costume selection. But we all got a nice upskirt every five minutes so who can complain.
And you think that was bad? Well, I'd like to know what this guy was thinking.
Yep...that is an inflatable gian penis with a cowboy hat in it.
There was also a lot of nice, barely-dressed girls/women/ladies.
Too bad my brother brought his girl with him. You don't bring sand to the beach!
A shot of a nice Marylin impersonator.
Also not so surprising was the number of Palin-themed costumes. Here are a couple.
A mix of Palin and Juno
Palin is obviously a hottie but Asian Palin is hotter!
Plus here are a few random comic/movie characters.
I liked how nice the jacket was, very realistic compared to the movies anyway. Plus Gambit (hiding in the bottom left) was also pretty cool
Jason. Or is it Michael Myers? I can never tell the difference.
In the end, we had a lot of fun and I wish I could have taken more/better pictures. Now about the pictures of me...I don't think we got any really good ones because my brother sucks with cameras.
We were supposed to continue the night after the parade by joining an old friend of mine at a bar but by then, the three of us were dead tired. We made our way back to the car and it took us close to an hour. But this is when most of the "Tiger" calls occurred. It only took one person to recognize, then my brother would egg people on and then all of the sudden everyone around me was looking at me. I have to admit, as much of a shy guy I may be, I loved the attention!
So by the end of the night, not only was I surprised how well it turned out but my brother was too. And I had the last laugh.
P.S. I forgot to include the story of the three hot, semi-drunk girls. I got separated from my brother and his girl on the way back to the car. So I stood in a corner and waited for them when three pretty girls "recognized" me and wanted to take a picture. The one that was a little bit too excited to see my costume grabbed my arm and put it around me so we can take the picture. Once it was taken, she thanked me and patted me in the ass. I had the inclination to return the favor but a second later I saw how inappropriate it would have been (damn you society and your rules!). Of course, no one I know was around to see it and the only picture that exists of this was taken by the girls. So I will tell you exactly what I told my brother: I swear that happened...I am not making it up! You believe me...don't you?
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