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19 October 2008 @ 12:20 am
Was there a specific day everyone decided to ditch LiveJournal for Myspace and Facebook? During my college years Livejournal was the shiat. Now everyone's last update was in 2006 or some nonsense like that. My favorite thing to do is click on my Calender link and see all the years I've had this thing. Damn, I'm getting old...
Tony Horton haunts me.
02 December 2007 @ 11:55 pm
i just realized my journal title refers to john basedow. he is no longer relevant and i need to come up with a new name.

Tony Horton haunts me.
03 December 2006 @ 10:09 am

Tony Horton haunts me.
02 December 2006 @ 09:54 pm
just got back from the xmas party. i didn't win the trip to vegas but i won an ipod shuffle. YAY!
Tony Horton haunts me.
16 October 2006 @ 06:19 pm
Tony Horton haunts me.
03 October 2006 @ 07:54 pm
Last week I cut my hand at work and got some pretty cool stitches, nastiness. I should sue Gap, Inc. for pain and suffering but i'm not that kind of person. i was being a diligent little worker getting a pair of pants for a customer when my hand hit a metal sign on the shelf. the customer didn't even notice but what should i expect from a customer that can't even get a pair of pants without someone's help. bitch.

anyway, i got first aided in the breakroom, clocked out early and went to find a clinic. Found one close by to the apt above the planet hollywood (you know it's a good medical facility when it's above a restaurant). the clinic caters to tourists so everything was in japanese along with the normal english. side note: spanish:florida::japanese:hawaii the doctor injected me with some magical serum so i wouldn't feel pain while he gave me 4 stitches. It worked. I didn't feel pain but i could still feel. let me tell ya, having a needle being thread through your skin is sooo fucked and it took forever. what's funny is that dennis got hit by an suv while riding his motorcycle the week before (but let's still focus on me and my injuries)so we were both gimps. dennis is fine in case you were wondering. you can read about his misadventures in his journal-THIS IS MY TIME DAMMIT.

moving on,
last week also marked the 6 month anniversay of moving to hawaii. time sure flies. so i've learned that i don't want to spend the rest of my life here because 1) too expensive. my rent is 1450 for a 1b/1b and i think a big mac value meal from mcdonald's is around $8. Even though the cost of living is one of the highest in the country, people get paid shit here. i should have researched that part a little more. 2)having what seems to be more tourists than residents in your neighborhood doesn't give a sense of home or stability or any of those warm, cozy feelings you're suppose to have. and 3) well, i guess it's the same as number one. it seems all my problems stem from being poor and my ability to spend much, much faster than i can make. if i didn't have such an awesome fashion sense maybe i wouldn't buy clothes so much. oh well.

Another issue i'm having is boredom. the free time i have i squander away with internet browsing or shopping. i need to come up with a hobby like learning a new language or maybe learning to play an instrument. i'd say surfing but that would be too embarrassing. any suggestions? I want it to be somewhat educational. i think i'm missing school and my mind needs to be stimulated. maybe i'll write that book i always wanted...oo, the possibilities.
Tony Horton haunts me.
10 September 2006 @ 05:41 am
i know all the Snakes on a Plane hype is over but i rarely update this journal so you're going to hear about it now. as some of you may or may not know, snakes on a plane takes place in hawaii. in the opening scene there is a wide screen shot of the shoreline with the beaches and buildings. if you want to see where i live, watch the movie. if you look closely you can see my apt. building. cool, huh?

oh yeah, i moved to waikiki a couple of months ago. it has less prestige than living on tantalus but it's closer to the beach (which is less than a five minute walk). not that i really go to the beach because i'm working 60 hours a week and oh so very tired, but it's nice to know it's there. they try to keep everything so beautiful here for the tourists that city workers MOP the sidewalks in waikiki. I've seen them do it and it's a strange sight.

i hope all of you are doing well. everyone has an open invitation to come visit and stay in my teeny, tiny home. i love you all!
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06 July 2006 @ 05:46 am
Triple homicide near my house...cops all over...i can hear them talking outside my window. since the killer is still on the loose they are checking ids to get into the neighborhood. i loooove seeing five cop cars in front of my house. it makes me randy (btw, hawaii cops drive camaros too but they are white here). I love coming home at midnight to pure madness.

Thank you to everyone who sent a birthday message, it meant a lot to me. i had to work from 7:30am to 12 tonight so my day was sort of depressing. I've been feeling kinda lonely so it was nice to know people havent forgotten me.

Well, gonna try to get some sleep so i can work from 730am to midnight again. paradise sucks
Tony Horton haunts me.
04 April 2006 @ 10:05 pm
it's been six months since i updated, i am a horrible, horrible person. nothing exciting happened for 5 months and 3 weeks so i didnt want to bore my audience with trivialities. But now i have big news for you all. here goes...


i know, i know. craziness, huh? i can hardly believe it either. i was on a road to nowhere and i thought to myself, "why work a dead-end job in gainesville when i can work a dead-end job in hawaii?!" and here i am, unemployed with my share of the 2,100 rent due next month. didn't quite think that one through, but that doesn't matter because i'm in paradise! haven't gotten a chance to go to any beaches since they are all contaminated with feces and if you missed the news, hawaii has been inundated with rain so there's been some mudslides and a broken dam. oh and a "river" of water burst through the Kahala Mall causing flood damage to 90 percent of the stores and the attached movie theaters including theater 7 which was playing ice age 2 (that made me LOL).

I am so glad i made the decision to come out here. i want to enjoy my youth while i still have it and it couldn't have been better timing. i don't want to find a job or try to get back into school, i want to learn how to surf. i'll end this post with some reasons why hawaii is better than where you live.

hawaii has ramen restaurants.

the main mall (the one that wasn't flooded) is so enormous it makes my head hurt. the macy's is four stories tall. i can't walk around that shopping center and not be overwhelmed.

white people are called howleys and that makes me smile.

i live on a mountain overlooking honolulu.

everyone eats spam. they have different varieties that are readily available at the grocery store, school cafeterias, walmart, 7-11 etc.

i'll add some more once i've lived here a bit longer. don't worry, i'll post pictures too. i wouldn't want to give up a chance to rub in how great life is.
Tony Horton haunts me.
21 October 2005 @ 09:08 pm
a wise man once told me "you need a shrink" but i'm not going to follow his advice. i will forego the shrinkage and do what i should have done 6 months ago because honestly, i thought i'd be successful by now. the advice given to me is appreciated (and at times harsh) but the suggestions that people have made don't quite fit. I'm torn between being the bum that i am or being the grown up i know i can be- with health insurance and a 401k. you know you're getting old when you salivate over a good dental plan or paid vacations.

i know i should have reflected upon this during my 4 years in college, but really, who had time to do that with classes and all that nonsense. After getting my diplomas there was a day I folded towels for 10 hours at work. I wanted to shoot myself and not because it was tiring or because i was bored but because i didn't think it was all that bad. now that my friends is a sign of insanity. I just wish I had some sort of direction because once i get that I am set. I have a hard time getting motivated when I don't even know what I want.

so, here's to digging yourself out of a hole of self-pity and acting your age.

dammit :(
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