Tuesday, December 7, 2010


So I don’t often update this but I stumbled upon one of my friend’s blogs and it reminded me that I had one. This year has gone by way too fast and there have been a lot of changes. I was promoted at work, turned 21, failed a class, lost track of priorities, stepped down at work, bought and moved into a house, re-took the class I failed, got re-promoted at work and I’m currently wrapping up yet another semester of school. My first test is this Friday at 10:30 a.m., it’s my history class so I’m glad I’m going to be getting that out of the way first. My next tests after that are on Wednesday one is at 7:30 a.m. (!) and then one at 4:30 I believe and then I’m done. I’m ridiculously ready for a break and to get home for a few days and see my family and the few true friends I still have back home.

This year has been an eye-opener for me in terms of who I am and what defines me. Throughout my life I’ve tried to maintain the label as an optimist, I’ve gone through phases were I’ve become very pessimistic, but for the most part I try to be optimistic. In case you aren’t there yet (which I doubt) everything changes when you’re 21. As is custom with our society I don’t remember a lot from the time around my birthday and I realized that’s not something I like. I don’t really drink anymore, occasionally I’ll enjoy a beer or a few with my dad and family and any friends, but if I go to a party I’m usually not drinking. Alcohol just makes people sad and you know maybe prohibition was a good idea but prohibition never works. I recently watched a movie and prohibition was brought up and the guy they were interviewing asked the interviewer if he knew what the original prohibition was, the interviewer said alcohol, the person being interviewed said, “Nope. Adam and Eve, ‘Thou shalt not partake in the fruit from the tree of knowledge.’ Who was the cop? The Big Man upstairs.” That just kind of resonated with me and made me wonder why we even try to.

But I completely digress from my original point of this post. Myself (not trying to be conceited, honestly.) But I’ve always tried to be an optimist, but when I look around I can’t help but be depressed about where we’re heading. Human beings have a capability to be the most compassionate creatures on this planet, but we’re dicks to each other. I was recently watching a show (Fringe, which I love) and two character were talking and one of them said to the other, “One thing I’ve always admired about you is your optimism, don’t become a fatalist now.” I don’t know why I had to rewatch this episode a few times for this to click for me but that’s what people need. They need optimists. They need to be optimistic. I don’t really know where I’m trying to take this conversation but that’s what I’m trying to maintain about myself. I hope that that is what people might describe me in the future. Maybe not the first thing they think but I’d like for that to be a recognizable feature of myself. So that’s what I’m trying to work on for the next year starting right now. I’ve also started describing myself as a clean hippie. By that I mean that I believe in the same things hippies are really connected with, anti-war, environment problems, etc. I just can’t stand not feeling clean so that’s basically the only difference. I’ve tried to walk the walk too. I’ve tried to not over commit and tried to hold to any commitments I make; if I tell someone I’ll do something I honestly try my hardest too. If I tell someone I’ll hang out with them I try to hold to that.

Another thing that’s different is I enjoy working. We aren’t constantly slammed at my new store (that I guess is no longer a new store since I’ve been here for a year) like we were in Tuscaloosa which was just ridiculous. So I’ve been able to get to know a lot of the customers that are regulars and that’s been nice. There are only two people that I just can’t stand working with and it’s because they bitch all the time and I can’t stand that. I realize I sound like a huge hypocrite right now, bitching about people bitching but I’m trying to just leave it at I don’t like to work with their negative energy. Everyone else I work with makes it that much easier for me to go into work. There are a few people I hang out with consistently and everyone else with I’m on really good terms with so it’s nice to have that.

That all being said I think I’m done. As per usual there’s nothing terribly profound or insightful in this post. It’s just an update on what’s been going on with me. So anyways, I hope you enjoyed. I’ll try to update more often, which everyone says and no one ever does so we’ll see how that works out.

Monday, February 23, 2009


So it's totally been a year since I last posted on here. Wow! I didn't do so well with keeping this updated. Haa! I only remembered about this because I was doing a project for my CS class that needed RSS feeds so I thought this would be a good one, it didn't work though. So that stinks. But you should check out the mobile website I created at http://sbuxguy.swiftmob.com. You should totally check it out on your mobile phone or iPod touch if you have one to get the full effect.

So now that I've updated y'all on my most recent affairs I guess I should go further back. Well, I'm now a junior after 3 semesters, pretty sweet if I do say so myself, thank you dual credit, that took care of all my basics/electives pretty much so I've been taking all my major/minor classes. I'm still planning on majoring in Accounting and minoring in CS everything is one track for those. I got a job over the summer, as I'm sure most of you know, at Starbucks. I love it, and I was able to transfer it out to Tuscaloosa so that's pretty awesome. I found out I can graduate in August 2010, be in graduate school that fall and then be done with that in two semesters and have my CPA after that and then be in the real world! All in 4 years! Dang! Craziness, it's so soon, time flies by. I was just thinking that it's almost March, which means it's almost Spring Break, which means I'm about to be home in a couple of weeks.

That's all my school stuff, now you might be asking, as such a tech-savvy person how has my life updated to keep up with the times? Well, I got a iPod Touch last semester, a great invention if I do say so myself, since it's got a pretty awesome Sudoku app on it for like 5 dollars, not a bad deal for the amount of puzzles it has. Then I purchase a 42 inch TV from my parents over Christmas break and I got a Blu-Ray player for Christmas, how I ever lived without HD superhero movies I'm not sure. Then I got back to Tuscaloosa and the Circuit City here finally announced they were closing, that was like a week after I got back and now, a month later, they're still closing, so I bought a surround sound system from there. Then! A couple of weeks after that I bought a MacBook, and I am currently in the process of paying that off. Wait! There's more! Last Thursday, I got (drum roll please) an iPhone! Yes! It finally happened! I love it, I just bought a case for it, because like 5 people have told me to, and someone mentioned they break easily I was like, uh that's possible, but what is more probable is that people don't know how to take care of their stuff, unlike myself, I take very good care of my things, I make sure they hold their value.

Well, as real and fun as it's been I have work at 12:15 and I still haven't eaten lunch so I will update later hopefully. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

It sucks when no one is here

So, this is my second blog talking about why things suck right now. Right now, it's MLK weekend, which means a long weekend, and pretty much everyone has gone home except for a few people who, like myself, live too far away to go home for a few days.

I've decided I'll probably just update every weekend, that way I don't get distracted from school and such. My classes are going real well so far. I don't have any homework really in any of them, and it's so different from last semester. Even though I only had one class that I had homework for, I got it everyday, so to have gotten only one homework assignment so far is something different.

I bought a Brita pitcher on Friday because the water down here tastes nasty and I want to stop using water bottles. I drank about three pitchers yesterday. Water is delicious. I feel like I don't really have much more to say so I might start rambling sometime soon. So I'm going to end this post here. I've got a few Bushisms from this week for y'all.

Monday January 14th:
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

Tuesday January 15th:
"One of my hardest parts of my job is to console the family members who have lost their life."

Wednesday January 16th:
"Home is important. It's important to have a home."

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturdays kinda suck

Well today is Saturday obviously, and they kinda suck. I stayed up till about 1 playing "Rock Band" with Josh, one of my neighbors. "Rock Band" is a very interesting game basically what it is is you've got two people with fake guitars, then somebody with a fake drumset, then somebody with a microphone and then you rock out. It really is a lot of fun. Propz to my mom for getting me that for Christmas. But then after that we started watching "War," with Jet Li, but Josh forgot I went to go see that with him so we stopped watching that then started watching "The One," also with Jet Li, and we ended up finishing that around like 3:30 or somewhere around there. But as I was saying Saturdays suck because there is nothing to do, the cable is out in my room, that's a long story, and i can only watch all my movies so many times before they get really old. I just got done watching "Gossip Girl" and "Friday Night Lights" so now I have nothing to do and I'm now starting to sound like a broken record. I seem to have a habit of doing that lately. Anyways I believe I shall go now and find some way to amuse myself, I think it might involve "Rock Band." ROCK ON!!!

I just looked over at my Page-A-Day calendar (I got the Bushisms/Countdown to Bush's last day in office calendar) and I saw the one from yesterday which I thought was excellent, it reads...

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."

God Bless our President

Thursday, January 10, 2008

First Post

well i was going to post something really long because i'm not tired even though it's 1 a.m. but one of my neighbors just walked in and asked me if i wanted to watch a movie and since i don't have class tomorrow it is on. anyways, i shall post later. shoot 'em up time!