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Dec. 23rd, 2006 @ 12:29 pm A Commentary on Apocalypto and Katherine...very good movies, you should go watch them...
Bob's Mood: crazyrevolutionary
Bob's Music: "A Day in the Life"-The Beatles
I saw Apocalypto today...funny, I didn't see too much of a difference between their society and our current society. Sure, we have running water and electricity, but cmon, how many "get up quick" creams and lotions do we have that help *fertility*? When I saw the modern day depiction of the ancient city, all I could think of was how unequally our class systems are divided, and moreso how our society is a society of excess...back then, it was *more human sacrifices*, now it's *biggie fries* or *more toilet paper on each roll*. When will we as a society realize that spending more money on expensive lifestyles or letting others suffer for our own well being doesn't lead us into becoming a benevolent society? I understand that people use the system, they corrupt the government, use their government aid on expensive jewelry instead of on their starving child, push the middle and lower classes out of cities like St. Petersburg, but is there a way to sift through the population, find the users, the abusers, the greedy, and help the people who really need it? Or would those users and abusers be the first ones to rise up, start violent revolts? What our society needs is a reality check, but not a violent one. Educate the people, change our class systems, stop the excess. If we can teach our children how to accept and share what we have, instead of teaching them to act their age, or race, or creed, or class, we could rebuild our society.

...yeah, I've been watching too many movies about revolution...I feel like a dirty hippie...
Jul. 1st, 2006 @ 12:08 am I want this album badly right now.
Bob's Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Bob's Music: 30 Seconds to Mars
Lie awake in bed at night
And think about your life
Do you want to be different?
Try to let go of the truth
The battles of your youth
Cuz this is just a game

It's a beautiful lie
It's the perfect denial
Such a beautiful lie to believe in
So beautiful, beautiful it makes me

It's time to forget about the past
To wash away what happened last
Hide behind an empty face
Don't ask too much, just say
'Cause this is just a game

Everyone's looking at me
I'm running around in circles, baby
A quiet desperation's building higher
I've got to remember this is just a game

So beautiful, beautiful...
Jun. 23rd, 2006 @ 11:56 pm Thought...
Bob's Music: "Hurt" Johnny Cash
"You'd be surprised just how fast you can close the door on your past. No matter how bad things get, you can still walk away. Learn needlepoint. Make a stained-glass lamp.

I carry the shapes to the kitchen, and in the white light they're blue and gray and white. They're brittle-hard plastic. Just tiny shards. Tiny shingles and shutters and bargeboards. Tiny steps and columns and window frames. If it's a house or a hospital, you can't tell. There are little brick walls and little doors. Spread out on the kitchen table, it could be parts of a school or a church. Without seeing the picture on the box, without the instruction sheets, the tiny gutters and dormers might be for a train station or a lunatic asylum. A factory or a prison...

..You glue the tiny welcome mat outside the front door. You hook up the tiny lights inside. You glue the mailbox beside the front door. You glue the tiny, tiny milk bottles on the front porch. The tiny folded newspaper...

..You put the batteries in place and flip a little switch, and the tiny windows glows. You set the house on the floor and turn out the kitchen light.

Stand over the house in the dark. From this far away it looks perfect. Perfect and safe and happy. A neat red-brick home. The tiny windows of light shine out on the lawn and trees. The curtains glow, yellow in the baby's room. Blue in your own bedroom.

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.

The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details.

This is how we must look to God.

As if everything's just fine.

Now take off your shoe, and with your bare foot, stomp. Stomp and keep stomping. No matter how much it hurts, the brittle broken plastic and wood and glass, keep stomping until the downstairs neighbor pounds the ceiling with his fist."
May. 21st, 2006 @ 12:41 am Bob says nothing
Bob's Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Bob's Music: "A Better Son/Daughter"-Rilo Kiley
So I feel like I should update this thing. I mean it's been so long...so here I am. I've survived a year of college, and now I guess it's time to reflect on what I've learned. And really I've learned alot about myself, I guess. Too much stuff has happened, and really I wouldn't want to say all of it here. I guess this post comes because a good friend of mine said goodbye tonight to something that happened in his past, and I was there to watch it. Not out of hatred, or remorse, or vengeance, but acceptance. I admire how he found the strength to take that step in accepting all the things that he experienced, good and bad. It showed me how life isn't who you were, what you did...not even whose life you changed. Life is something that's a spontaneous beauty, like a fire that twists out of a metal bucket of someone else's memories. To my friend, I hope you found peace tonight. You are stronger than I'll ever be. And to everyone out there who thinks their world is ending, I tell you it's just getting started. To feel the ending now would be like getting off a roller coaster before the big drop. Things change overnight, just like people. And the only thing you can control is yourself.

Now I sound like that damned Baz Luhrman song...
Oct. 6th, 2005 @ 12:04 pm So I couldn't help it...
Bob's Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Bob's Music: "Brightest"-Copeland
<td align="center">You will be a Broadway Star

You are all about being the center of attention. You love the spotlight. Singing, Dancing – you can do it all. You won’t have a problem making the transition to Hollywood star either.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com</td>

So I couldn't help myself, I wanted to take it, and it reminded me of Senior Celebration.

And college has been a little more stressful than I thought it would be, but I'm okay, taking all my difficulties with a grain of salt, and working hard. My voice teacher gave me a new song, and said that I was doing excellent work. And even better news- I'M COMING HOME!!!

*sigh* I'm okay, and I like being okay=D
Sep. 20th, 2005 @ 10:08 am It's been a while...
Bob's Mood: awakeawake
Bob's Music: "The Absence of God"-Rilo Kiley
So, it's been a while since my last post. I've been super busy with classes and such, and can I just say that college is a pretty cool place for a few reasons:

1)I'm taking a Music and Human Rights class, and a Modern Popular Music Class
2)I get to see awesome things for free, like RILO KILEY and THE CORPSE BRIDE

But I do miss everyone back home, but I'll be coming back soon. If you wish to send me anything, I'll email ppl my address. Cuz I don't want people sending me bombs. Or dead animals.

But in other news, I'm going to St. Pete High's homecoming. Fun times.=D

~*See ya on the flip side*~
Aug. 22nd, 2005 @ 01:35 am Yay for Tallahassee!!=D
Bob's Mood: contentcontent
Bob's Music: "Just a Girl"-No Doubt
So I moved in yesterday, well, technically two days ago. This is my first post on my livejournal from my laptop. Tallahassee is pretty nice, and so far, my roomate and I are doing pretty well. In fact, my roomate is actually really awesome. I was so glad that I didn't get a sorority rushee or a person who doesn't fit in with my friends. So guys, if you wanna send me mail, just call or im me and I'll give you my Ubox number. But for fun, here's a fun little thing stolen from Patricia=D

1. Reply with your name and I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle with you in.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I'll tell you my first memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal.
Jul. 31st, 2005 @ 02:55 pm Yay for Python!=D
Bob's Mood: tiredtired
Bob's Music: "The Fun Song"-my sister singing the Spongebob song...
You are a bunch of Bruces! Fun-loving,
drink-loving, and philosophy-loving, you're a
very carefree, easy-going person. You may want
to consider changing your name to Bruce just to
avoid confusion.

Which Monty Python's Flying Circus Character are you?
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Jul. 30th, 2005 @ 11:56 pm The Amazing Race: St. Petersburg...wow...
Bob's Mood: soresore
Bob's Music: "Times Like These"-Foo Fighters
Today was the Amazing Race: St. Petersburg, and due to the fact that it was amazing, I felt compelled to post about it upon my livejournal.

*WARNING-This post is a half rant/half praise. I ENJOYED THE AMAZING RACE THOROUGHLY. This is where I vent. The end.*

So, Mandi and I, along with our trusted sidekick Masatoshi Charles Mochizuki started out the morning with a full cooler of water, fresh faces, and optimism to boot. Five hours later, we would be crawling to the finish line, crying all the way there cuz we finally made it. What happened to this group that was once full of joy? Well, I'll tell you...

It all started at the pier at 11 am this morning. Our race then lead us through lots of twists and turns. First, our cameras *yes, cameras, we had two* died, and so we got almost no footage of the car rides or the race in general. But we left the pier and our clues took us to Pinellas Point *past Lakewood*, and after that, to Gulfport *definitely took interstate to get to that bad boy*. We were gaining speed and in first place. Then, to the dreaded mall...Tyrone Square Mall. We look for a roaster at Sears, not knowing that a roaster was a pan, not an oven. Then, we were penalized because Masa was with us writing down answers and figures. But just to let people know, yes, Masa wrote down answers, but when it came to finding anything, Mandi and I were the ones who found the clues. But anyways, we were penalized ten minutes which started another adventure to the grave of Thomas McQueen *btw- I HATE CEMETARIES. I've never liked them, I never will like them. It's a thing of being creeped out by mass quantities of dead people*. No problem. Arby's. No problem. Lake Sawgrass. No Problem. we were back in the game. Then, the beginning of the end-Cresent Lake Park. The dreaded Roadblock. The now-slightly-fatigued Katie and Mandi were only being supported by the ever-cheerful Masatoshi. and when the checkpoint was reached we were told that we needed to run once around Cresent Lake. Now two things to keep in mind: 1)Mandi and I are tired as ballz. On top of that, we don't run. We swing dance on wednesday nights for exercise, we don't run. 2) We had been running around all day and had run out of water. Now, we still powerwalked/crawled around the 2 mile perimeter of Cresent Lake Park, and then we are asked to solve a math problem that we can't use pen, paper, or calculator on. Here is the problem *the answer is at the bottom of the entry, so you don't cheat and decide you wanna figure it out*

5280 x 3 - 15000/10 - 50/2 - 7000 x 2 - 49 x 3 - 25 x 5

In your head. And don't cheat. So we figure it out after three tries, and we head, still with slight enthusiasm hidden under horrid pain and agony along with a self-esteem blow *bringing back those days in elementary school when you were the only kid who couldn't finish the lap because you were puffing on ur inhaler...yeah, that was me*, to the Sunshine Center. Now, you may ask, WHERE IS THE SUNSHINE CENTER?! So we go searching, and we find the Center, and we continue the rest on foot. On our way, we obtained a downtown map on Beach Drive, so we search for the War Veteran's Memorial. Well, we find the memorial on Bay Pines, and we figure, that's not it, we wouldn't be on foot if it were in Bay Pines. So we go searching. Little did we know that in Downtown St. Pete, we would meet up with HOBO MAN...yes, Hobo Man, in his parasol hat so cleverly used in the EXCRUTIATINGLY DRAINING heat. And it was horrible, because I have the sunburn to prove it. The hobo was such a *nice person*, he even complimented us by saying that he would "take four of those on a sesame seed bun to go" *commenting on our breasts, since we took off our creative team shirts*. So, we realize that we're running in circles, and we finally realize that the memorial is INSIDE hoboland. Aka Hobo Park. By this time, an hour and a half have passed, and Katie, Mandi, and Masa even are feeling the side effects of DYING. SLOWLY. but, we realize that after about three more checkpoints, we are close to the final checkpoint-Pioneer Park. Once seen, the horribly exhausted trio gain a newfound strength with their battle cry of "PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKK". Finally, we finish the race...in tenth place. Out of eleven teams. At least we weren't last?=D

If I've learned anything from this race, it's that the Fast and the Fabulous will never quit, even in the face of exhaustion, depression, and moral degradation. And as a gift to these wonderful people who The Fast and the Fabulous will never forget, we create:


Yes, each contestant will battle through the harsh pedestrian-UNfriendly streets of Seminole and Largo searching for clues and racing to the finish line. Note: this Amazing Race is seperate from the Amazing Races created by Kevin McQueen and Chris Futch. It is run by Katie Heffner and Mandi Feld. If you are interested, this race will be held Summer 2006. you can contact me sometime before then at any time if you're interested.

To Kevin and Chris: You have made my senior year a true joy. Even though I leave for college in three weeks, you have given me so many memories that I will never forget. Thank you, and it's times like these, we learn to live again...

And the answer is 43...the end
Jul. 21st, 2005 @ 10:44 am Bob says nothing
Bob's Mood: happyhappy
Bob's Music: Swing Music!!
i was hate-tagged by iamthezeppo. 10 things i hate:

1.ignorant people
2.old people who shouldn't be driving on the roads
3.child abuse
4.animal abuse
5.the clearwater city police
6.superficial people
7.suction cuppers (ie, people who use other people to climb up the social ladder)
8.Mrs. Marshman...times a million...
9.unnecessary road work
10.brussel sprouts

5 people i am tagging:
bewaresydney, emobellhop, anothersweater, j4rh34d, and kaolin13