Sunday, August 28, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
I’m going to start buying lotto tickets. If I win, I’m going to take all my friends on a sick vacation. We’re going to get our own private villas and just go crazy. I’m also going to invite LC, Stephen, Lo, Trey, Dieter, Talan, Jessica, and Lindsay Lohan’s mom. Lindsay Lohan can come if she gets her normal hair color back and puts on that weight that she lost in an effort to be thinner than the Olsens. Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn,
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
So long sweet summer
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays
So long sweet slumber
I fell into you now you're gracefully falling away
Hey thanks, thanks for that summer
Those are some lyrics from an old Dashboard Confessional song, when he was just a depressed acoustic solo act singing a ton of songs about how his girlfriend crushed his heart. I really hope a girl crushes his heart again so that there might be a chance that he ditches his band and writes a slew of new songs about heartbreak.
Anyway, the reason I posted those lyrics is because I started thinking about summer today while I was changing classes at The Corporation. (Yes, I did say I was changing classes. Training period at The Corporation is like high school. There are even cliques.) I became very aware of where I was and what I was doing. My mind did a lot of wandering today, and I started wishing I was 19 again or 16 or any other age that didn't really have any responsibility.
I can remember (well, barely remember 2000, 2002, and 2003) all my favorite summers: 2003, 2002, 2000, and basically any summer when I was a little kid. I worried about what we were going to call The Landing on the Moon party (2002) and The Pipeline (2003) party and how we were going to ensure the absence of police. I worried about keeping my friends from doing stupid things like chopping down Elden Campbell's tree.
My reasons for working during the summer included the following: drinking money, spending money, building up a cache of money for when I go back to college because I knew I wouldn't be working as much in Ann Arbor, and my dad stopped giving me an allowance. My jobs were easy. During the summers, I worked on the cleanup crew for a bakery and as a camp counselor. At the bakery, the girls were hot, the guys were cool, and I got free baked goods. At camp, I just swam with kids all day and got a tan.
Those were the good days. We still had Pepsi Stuff that we actually used (lawn chairs), and stain-resistor Dockers just came out. In order to demonstrate their effectiveness, my buddy poured beer onto his pants instead of my cup. My summer days consisted of going to work, working out, and seeing where we'd be drinking that night. Old School came out and launched a thousand quotes, not to mention Will Ferrell's movie career and a whole slew of Ferrell/Vaughn/Stiller/Wilson brothers movies. During the 2002 World Cup, we'd stay up all night to watch the games live at 3 AM. There was fuzzy leopard underwear and stupid high school girls. "Fine, I'll ask her. You want me to ask her? Ma'am where do the high school girls hang out around here?" We threw the greatest party imaginable to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. There was Foos Fest at
I know that last paragraph was all over the place, but that's what summer's are about. I'm sure all of you can put together a paragraph of highlights from all your greatest summers too. Unfortunately, I realized today that summers like these are probably over. Don't get me wrong. I have a good time on hanging out with friends and going out on weekends, but my routine of craziness pretty much every day of the week during the summer is over. It's also a little different and depressing when I find myself debating whether to save my money this weekend for groceries instead of bars, or whether I should invest in a house and pay a mortgage instead of rent. Yeah, let that go through your head. That sucks.
Sometimes I wonder if I should've just taken a year off before working. I could've hung out with all my best friends who are still in college. (NOTE: My friends are not stupid 5th or 6th year seniors. They are all one year younger than me.) I wouldn't mind making sure that they don't chop down another of Elden Campbell's trees. Oh well.
Saturday, August 06, 2005
I was also watching the 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment on E!, and I came across the most interesting commercial. There is a new show called Wild On Tara hosted by (yes, you guessed it) Tara Reid! Poor girl. Her career is truly down the toilet now. She is hosting Wild On for E!! Has she just given up on trying to find acting roles? She couldn’t find another Van Wilder or American Pie type movie? I have a feeling we’re going to see her on Playboy or Penthouse very soon. A sex tape may even be in the works. I bet Carson Daly doesn’t feel all that bad now about being dumped by her while they were engaged. He at least has his own late night show on NBC. By the way, I went to a live taping of one of his shows back in January. Colin Quinn and
I’m going to end this post with a little self-glorification. The Fighting Ligers kickball team won their doubleheader on Thursday night to become Thursday night intramural kickball champions! I went to four intramural finals at
Monday, August 01, 2005
8:59 What is the deal with Kristin's hair in the previews. One scene it's short, the next it's long. Either it's later in the season or she got extensions; I'm hoping for the former. Either way, it's much better long. Taylor is unattractive. I think Jessica is hotter.
9:00 I still like LC's voice better for narrating. I need a massage. Like like like like like like try not to say "like" all the time. They almost got a shot of like Jessica's boobs.
9:02 Yeah Hilary Duff. What a unique way to spell your name.
9:04 Stephen slept over, AND got breakfast from LC. It's official. I love LC. Hot, rich, and cool as hell. I wish I had surfed while I was in California last summer. Taylor's face looks like that of the cryptkeeper from the HBO classic series Tales from the Crypt.
9:06 What the hell is the deal with the bubble jacket with a skirt? I wonder if it's Northface. She's probably destined for Markley Hall at the University of Michigan, but she better change the color from pink to black if she wants to fit in. Dave & Buster's...awesome place for shuffleboard.
9:10 Rachel McAdams is hot. I'm a huge fan. She's an awesome actress. So versatile. She plays a bitch in Mean Girls, I didn't watch The Notebook, plays a sweet girl-next-door type in Wedding Crashers, and will soon be tackling an action role in Redeye. I think Cillian Murphy is great by the way. He's so evil. You pronounce his name like the beer Killian's. You pronounce the word "kill" in his name. That's evil. I watched some good movies this weekend-The Island and Wedding Crashers. That means I saw the previews for the Reese Witherspoon movie called Just Like Heaven. Absolutely amazing premise. Reese plays a ghost. A guy rents out her old apartment and she starts haunting him. Since it's a romantic comedy, they're obivously going to end up together...EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A DEAD GHOST! AMAZING! Who approved this script?
9:14 I wonder what time it is during filming. I thought you had to be over 21 after a certain time to be in Dave & Buster's. Why are these girls having poker parties? Do you think they actually play? I don't. I still don't like Casey. Way too fake for me. I'd be very angry if someone smeared fake blood on my window.
9:17 Nice product placement for Doritos. HOLY CRAP! Doritos is on automatic caps in MS Word! The guy who spoke at my commencement helped develop spellcheck. He was pretty boring, but got huge cheers once we found out about his contribution to spellcheck. Anyway, the Doritos bag is sitting perfectly upright, as if it were just another passenger.
9:20 I need a Hilary Duff commercial for Kohl's and Candies. "Wake up, wake up...London, Paris, maybe Tow-key-yo." It's so catchy.
9:23 Fame has definitely gotten to Kristin's head. She's super bitch. Stir up some drama Taylor. If she wasn't around Jason and Alex, how does she know that they were talking about Jessica?
9:26 Lo looks like she gained a gut at school. I still think she's awesome at life though. Well the conversation between Lo and LC was probably the most forced situation ever.
9:27 Hahahaha. Why does she alway ask Jason to swear on their relationship? He obviously doesn't care. She's so stupid. Hahahaha. Jason just made her drive herself to a dinner date. This girl needs to get herself together. I think if he clubbed her in the knee, she's still stick by him.
9:29 Holy crap! Back-to-back episodes!
9:30 OK I was fooled. They shouldn't say "next on Laguna Beach." They should say "next TIME on Laguna Beach." I can't believe there wasn't a Hilary Duff commercial.