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Tue, Mar. 9th, 2010, 09:00 pm
Holy Crap.... 3 years have passed SINCE i wrote in this thing

And it's been 5 years since my last post in Cincinnati.  I remembered today that I had a blog here, when my fiancée started her own blog.  It was almost excruciating to read my old posts.  Man, I have become a totally different person from who I was 5 years ago.  My whiny self-important angsty phase is finally over :) YAY!!!!  Boy has life changed for me.

I'm not living in a tiny town in Southern Oregon.  I'm a full time English and Spanish teacher.  I'm about to get married this summer and even looking for a cheap "fixer-upper" to start a real adult existence.  It's actually quite remarkable how much moving away from Cincinnati has changed me.  Or maybe it's just a byproduct of age, but I do not feel like the same person who started this blog almost 8 years ago.  

For one thing, I'm actually content at being happy in life.  This is probably the greatest thing I've learned from age.  Life doesn't hurt as much once you can focus on all the wonderful things you have in life instead of all that you lack.  Seems simple, but it sure took me a lot of growing up before I realized this.

I'm pretty proud of who I turned out to be, not that I believe my journey is over--- NOT BY A LONG SHOT!  I hope to keep growing and leaning about the wonders of life.  I'm very excited about the new path that I am taking: the family life, the teacher life, the married life, the small town life, the country life....  I wake up each day (mostly) with shear amazement at how wonderful things have turned out and with complete excitement for the future.  Wow!  Amazing!

I wonder if any of my old jivejournal peeps are still around... hope you're all doing well!

-D

Thu, Nov. 29th, 2007, 03:33 pm
it should be obvious by now

I'm not doing the journal thing.  I haven't been on this site for about a year.  I won't be deleting it because it's sorta a reminder of a time in my life that I'm still think of very fondly.  Maybe I'll read it 10 years from now and laugh my ass off the same way it makes me laugh when I read my horrendous high school poetry journal.

Updates:  I'm student teaching and loving it.
                   Still in Portland and loving it :)
                   Still working at a homeless shelter on the weekends to make money since I don't get paid to student teach.
                   Living in a house with 3 other pretty awesome friends.
                   Dating a great chick.
                   Things have really gotten pretty good in my life.
                   Now if I can just get over this cold and my horrible obsession with Six Feet Under (the show not the shitty metal band)

Have fun ya'll.  It's the point pretty much isn't it?

Tue, Mar. 14th, 2006, 02:28 am
i'm in politics now

i'm making this website....

http://www.dupayforsheriff.com

actually i just posted this so it'd link to it and help get it in on google. there ya go.

Sat, Dec. 24th, 2005, 04:15 pm
Merry Christmas Everyone!

ho ho ho and ho

Sun, Oct. 30th, 2005, 09:27 pm

yeah... i miss these times..

when these were still the coolest guys ever:

Tue, Oct. 25th, 2005, 11:19 pm
damn....

a friend of mine has now been officially shipped to iraq. this day marking the official 2000 dead point brings a heavy feeling on my heart. please. let her return soon and unharmed. she'll be driving unarmored gasoline tankers through volatile areas, and i'm scared to death for her. i don't pray but if i did, she'd be in there.

Sun, Oct. 16th, 2005, 12:40 pm

well.... i've had to deal with my cat's never ending madnesss so i finally broke down and let him go outside... i figure sure it's dangerous because i live near MLK and N. Portland BLV, both very busy streets, BUT it's probably better for him to have happy dangerous life than a miserable long life.... besides, I would have been driven mad and probably ended up having one of us killed.....

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005, 10:52 pm
so fucking what............

i hate this.... i started my new job and worked 12 hours today... 8:30-8:30 with one 15 minute break.... and i go to some shitty bar/chinese food place after work and sit alone and drink a couple beers and eat a burger.... then some guy starts telling me i don't know how to paint cause i have it all over my pants cause i've been using the same painting pants for two years... so i'm pretty much fuck this prick and try to enjoy my beer and burger in peace..... and i can't be that mad cause that's the first person i've really had to talk to other than my new boss.... the last two bars i went to know one will talk to me even though i try hard to strike up conversations..... anyways.... so I wait outside so i can take a 45 minute bus ride and i'm freezing because i had to wet down my shirt to scrub up some dirt i got on the carpet so my shirts wet and it's prolly 50 degrees or something since the sun was long gone..... and so when i get home the first thing i notice is that my landlord still hasn't fixed my window.... when i moved in i realized one of my windows was broken so my landlord's 70 year-old shitty fucking maintenance man comes over last week on tuesday and pulls out the entire window pain and duct tapes cardboard over the window.... and it's been like this for over a week and i'm scared everyday that i'll come in and my stuff will all be gone and my cat will have escaped out the window... it's not like i live in the safest neighborhood.... but anyways.... i come home and there's still fucking cardboard in the window.... so i'm pissed about that...... but finally i go in and i see Rosie's cage on the floor and rosie sprawlled out dead on my carpet..... i don't know how my cat got to her cage... it was suspended off the ground on a t.v. wall mount in the middle with nothing for Chavez to climb up on..... so i just broke down..... so i buried her in the alley on the side of my apartment........ anyways... so sad for fucking me..... fuck..... i miss her.....

Tue, Sep. 20th, 2005, 08:33 pm

HELLO FROM NEBRASKA!.... nebraska looks like iowa... iowa looks like illinois... illinois looks like indiana.... it's been a stellar cornfield ride so far..... blah

2 nights ago i slept in a horse carriage in dowtown chicago and got a cheezborger at Billy Goat Tavern and got shit faced at the Ale House..... i got to ride around on the carriage for a couple hours with my sisssy and then her boyfriend gave me the Blues Brother's tour of Chicago under Whacker street...



now i'm at a Ramada in in Nebraska.... and watching to my cat tear up the beds....

COME SEE THE SITES WITH ME!



now don't you feel apart of the trip?

well soon i'm gonna find someplace to eat and hopefully a bar to drink at.....

fuck my cat mugged me....

ok..... well i'll keep you posted

Mon, Sep. 12th, 2005, 09:17 pm
Clifton is never dull

holey fuck..... i just got evacuated by the fire department tonight.... there was a "mysterious" package in front of our building and the bomb squad was called... they roped off two blocks and made everyone on our street evacuate..... i spent most of the time explaining what was going on to all the mexicans because no Cinci cops can speak spanish..... fucking crazy no?

it ended up to be a suitcase full of crap.....

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