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08-04-08 12:34
I'm drunk at 2:30PM and listening to Richard Buckner. Yes plz.

The only downside is that I'm on the last good beer and all that's left in the fridge is PBR and one stray Keystone Light that someone left here months ago.
05-21-07 08:31
I must have gotten REALLY, REALLY drunk last night, because there is a massive scratch on my arm, and I cannot for the life of me figure out where it came from. It hurts, too.

I've been supa stressed lately, for reasons you know. It's making me withdraw from anyone who needs anything from me (you, Patrick, my mom, etc.) as some sort of defense mechanism that I don't quite understand. I'm sorry.

1: Spell your name without an E,R,S,H,K,I,M,A,:
L

2: Are you single?
Hardly.

3: Whats your favorite number?
7, I guess.

4: Favorite color(s)?
Blue

5: Least favorite color?
Pink

6: What are you listening to?
Dr. Keith!!! He deserves three exclamation marks.

8: Are you happy with your life right now?
Pssssh.

9. Are you involved with anyone?
Didn't I already answer this question?

10: What was/is your favorite subject in school?
Photography

11.Do you shop at Hollister, Abercrombie, AE?
Do I look rich to you?

12: How do you make money?
Professional coffee slinger. Showing some cleav for tips.

13: What is the stupidest thing you have ever done?
I don't even want to think about that.

14: Are you outgoing?
Yeah.

15: One word to describe you?
Loud.

16. Do you like Big Macs?
I'm vegan and I don't eat fast food or refined wheat (bun). I've never eaten a big mac in my life. My mom just didn't take us to McDonalds.

17. Do you want to be anywhere else?
Hawaii. Switzerland. Florida. New York.

18. Any big changes in your life?
I'm trying to get some going.

19: What should you be doing right now?
Sleeping. I got like, five and a half hours of sleep and have plenty of time to nap before work.

THE CAN'S:
Can you do a cart wheel?: Yes.
Can you touch your toes?: Yes.
Can you whistle?: Not really.
Can you wiggle your ears?: Nope.
Can you roll your tongue?: Yes. I taught myself how to.


THE DID'S:
Did you ever want to be a fire fighter? I don't think so.
Did you want to be a rodeo star? No. I wanted to be a vet, that's sort of close, right?

THE DO'S:
Do you believe in God?: No.
Do you know how to swim?: No.
Do you like roller coasters?: Not at all. They terrify me.
Does your car get good gas mileage?: Not really.
Does your family have family picnics?: God, no. My family should not be legally allowed to get together.

THE HOW'S:
How did you find out about MySpace?: Andria sent me a billion emails, forcing me to join.
How many of your friends on it do you actually know?: I don't even know. I try to avoid myspace.


THE LASTS:
Last thing you said out loud?: You have food, cat. You don't need any more.
Person you talked to in person?: PattyCakes.
Person that texted you?: Yooouuuuu. Actually, no. I take that back. It was John or Beth.


THE WHATS:
What was the last restaurant you ate at?: Amsterdam
What was the last thing you had to drink?: Soy milk
What's the last movie you watched?: Young Einstein

THE WHOS:
Who is your newest friend you added to Myspace?: My dearest Nikki, I believe.
Who was the last person who IM'd you?: You
Who talked to you on the phone last?: You
Who was the last person you took a picture of?: Patrick and Andy.
SECTION:
Ever really cried your heart out?: Yeah.
Ever cried yourself to sleep?: I don't think so.
Ever cried on your friend's shoulder?: No.
Do you cry when you get an injury?: No.
Do certain songs make you cry?: They make me sad, fo' sho'.
Do certain movies make you cry? I still cry at Titanic, if you really must know.
HAVE YOU EVER:
Hugged someone?: No?

Been on the phone until the sun came up?: Back in high school.

CURRENT:
Current mood: tired
Current hair style: Wadded up in a hair tie. Fro-tastic!
Current desktop picture: I don't know, it's not my computer.
05-12-07 09:02
Some kid woke us up this morning. We were sleeping and we hear someone walk by the window and say something about a "Monte Carlo." Patrick spazzed, jumped right up and went to investigate, and by investigate, i mean he stood at the window and stared outside to watch them.
Eventually, the kid knocks on the door so I throw on my robe to go answer. It's some young kid, like...a freshman in highschool kid. And he says, "Umm...They hired me to...clean this house?"
I gently explain to him (as best as I can for being rudely awakened at the ungodly hour of 10:30AM) that he wants to be at the identical house on the east side of us.
He says, "They told me to clean the basement of the first one."
Well, suga, I understand why you would consider m my house the first one (since it's on the corner) but you most certainly are not going to clean my basement.
The kid gets really confused, starts looking at the keys in his hands, looks confused and says "I'm supposed to clean 54...?" Baby, you're even on the wrong fucking street. Leave me alone so I can go back to bed.
Pish Posh, and that's the start of my day. At least I'm up earlier, right? I'm making coffee and I'm going to make some breakfast soon.
I put on my Rocky Horror costume last night and the zipper got stuck. Like, REALLY stuck. Not 'cause I couldn't fit in it, but because it just got stuck. So we couldn't get it on or off. I got really pissed and just laid down in bed, with every intention of just falling asleep and dealing with it in the morning. Patrick eventually got it off and we eventually went to Rocky Horror and it was fun. But Amanda was supa emo because her "boyfriend" got there late and we got the last tickets. Fuck him, I don't like him anyway. And I REALLY don't like the fact that my sister started exclusively seeing him the same day she broke up with her girlfriend. Whatev.

ILUBB
05-10-07 00:34
I'm currently watching Good Eats and it's fucking amazing. I'm so in love with Alton Brown. Mmmm, Alton.

We went to the Brothers today with Cori, Steve, Brandon (from work), Jay, Luke and so on and so forth. We ran into Andy outside and headed over to Hotel Frank for a little bit. It was a good night. I'm tired and tipsy.
05-09-07 08:30
I got your text and that fucking sucks. Especially since I left you a very drunk voice mail at 4AM. No wonder you didn't wake up when I called.

If you can text me from Alltel, I'll reply here. And see if you can borrow someone's cell phone on your break, so we can discuss plans, alright?

Don't worry about anything, ok? I'll make your day fantastic, I swear. By the time I'm done with ya, you won't care about your phone.
05-07-07 22:33
JANUARY

1. Who kissed you on new years?
Patty

2. Did you have a new year's resolution this year?
Yes. The year isn't over yet, I can still keep it.

3. Does it snow where you live?
God yes.

4. Do you like hot chocolate?
Who doesn't?

5. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop?
Someday, I hope.

FEBRUARY

1. Who was your Valentine?
I had a few.

2. When you were little did you buy Valentine's for the whole class?
Of course.

3. Do you care if the groundhog sees its shadow or not?
All I know is that I missed the Groundhog Prom 'cause it was snowing too hard.

MARCH

1. Are you Irish?
Not at all.

2. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day?
Never. I fucking hate that tradition.

3. What did you do for St. Patty's Day in 2007?
Drank with Andy and Shelly, worked, drank with Shaun, drank more with Andy.

4. Are you happy when winter is pretty much over?
Usually.

5. Anyone's birthday in March?
Taylor Hanson's.

APRIL

1. Do you like the rain?
More than almost anything.

2. Did you play an April fool's joke on anyone this year?
No, I hate that day.

3. Do you get tons of candy on Easter?
I don't celebrate Easter.

4. Do you celebrate 4/20?
Stupid fucking holiday.

5. Do you love the month of April?
Not really.

MAY

1. What is your favorite flower?
Calla lilies and daffodils.

2. Do you like the spring?
Not so much.

3. Finish the phrase "April showers".
bring May flowers.

4. Do you celebrate May 16th:
wtf is May 16th?

5. Is there anything special about May to you?
It's a good month, fo' sho'. All warm and summer is almost here. And it's your birthday month, obvs.

JUNE

1. What year did/will you graduate from high school?
2004

2. Are you doing anything fun during this month?
Trying to make it to Chicago with you, Patty and Andy.

3. Have a favorite baseball team?
No.

JULY

1. What will you do on the Fourth of July?
Stay inside and cuss out everyone putting off fireworks.

2. Are you going on any vacations during this month?
I don't think so.

3. Do you blast the A/C all day?
If I can afford it.

AUGUST

1. Are you doing anything special at the end of your summer?
I don't go to school, so it really doesn't matter.

2. What was your favorite summer memory of '06?
That was pretty much a really fucking shitty time in my life. I try not to think about it too much and if I did, I don't think I'd be able to come up with a "favorite" memory.

3. Did you have a sunburn?
Probably.

4. Did you go to the beach a lot?
If I could, I totally would.

SEPTEMBER

1. Will you be attending college/high school?
No.

2. Whos your favorite teacher?
I don't go to school. I like reading books.

3. Do you like fall better than summer?
Probably. It means winter is on the way.


OCTOBER

1. What was your last Halloween costume?
Liza Minelli.

2. What is your favorite candy?
I don't eat candy. But it used to be gummi bears.

3. Who's birthday is during this month?
Zac Hanson's. and Patrick's. and my moms.


NOVEMBER

1. Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving?
Jamma's. Although, I try to celebrate like...six times. So, my house, Jamma's, anyone else that is willing to put me and my vegan/wheat free/sugar free food up.

2. will you get tattooed?
It's always a possiblity.

3. What are you thankful for?
So much. I won't get into it here, but there is so much to be happy about.

4. Do you love stuffing?
Not particularly.


DECEMBER

1. Do you celebrate Christmas?
Every single chance that I get. Including mid-June.

2. What is December 1st, 2007?
the first day of december?

3. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe?
I don't think so, no.

4. Get anything special last year?
Lots and lots of cast iron.

5. What do you want this year?
As much Christmas-y goodness as humanly possibly. Baking, cooking, gifting, playing in the snow, kissing under the mistletoe, visiting people that I haven't seen in too long.
05-01-07 23:07
1.) What side of the heart do you draw first?
The right, always.

2.) Can you swim without plugging your nose?
Yes and no. I can't swim, but I can flounder about without plugging my nose.

3.) What color is your razor?
Yellow. The handle, I mean.

4.) What is your blood-type?
B+

6.) Where would you go to live for the rest of your life?
Kauai

7.) How do you feel about carrots?
Good god, I loves me some carrots. Especially with hummus.

8.)How many chairs are at the dining room table?
Four.

9.) Which Spice Girl is the best?
Sexy.

10.) whats your favorite color?
Blue.

11.) What's your least favorite animal?
This is a horribly obvious answer.

12.) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?
Cry. A Lot. And call you, probably, 'cause if I'm stuck somewhere for any amount of time, I may as well be talking to you.

13.) What's your favorite kind of gum?
I don't chew gum. If I do, it has to be vegan.

14. Do you scrapbook?
Oh, for the love of christ, no. I'm sure I've told you my scrapbooking stories.

15.) Do you have a crush on someone?
Of course.

16.) Do you use words that you don't know the meaning to?
Not usually.

17.) Do you like to sleep?
It's one of my most favorite things in the entire world.

18.) Do you know which of United States states doesn't use Daylight Savings?
Arizona and maybe Texas?

19.) Do you know the song Total Eclipse of the Heart?
I will belt that shit out at any chance I get.

20.) Do you want a bright yellow '06 Mustang?
Not at all.

21.) What's something you've always wanted?
Money. I'm really starting to get sick of this whole poverty thing. Twenty one years of anything is just enough.

23.) What does "Semper Fidelis" stand for
Always faithful, I think.

25.) Do you wear a lot of black?
Yeah, I guess so. Not intentionally.

26.) Describe your hair?
Red, curly, fro'd out.

30.) Do you have a tan?
I am medically unable to tan.

31.) Are you a computer addict?
No, not at all. If it disappeared, I probably wouldn't care. At least, until you got the internets back. And my text messages would go through the fucking roof.

32.) Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?
Yeah, she's my best friend (besides you, obvs)

33.) Are you a sugar freak?
I don't eat sugar. It's poison.

34.) Do you like orange juice?
Yes. Yes, I do.

35.) What sign are you?
Aquarius.

36.) Can you count to ten in more than one language?
English, French, Spanish and Sign Language. Does "sign language" get capitalized?

37.) Who did you copy this from?
Luke

38.) How do you know them?
He has a mustache. I commented on it. The rest is history.

39.) Have you kissed anyone in the past week?
Yes.

40.) What are your plans for this weekend?
Strapurday and work.

I'm drunk right now, so it took FOR-FUCKING-EVER to type this all out. Iluvsya, bb.
05-01-07 09:09
I need to shower, but I'd much rather fall back asleep. I'm sleeeeeeeeepy. I tried the whole "waking up early" (10:30) and I'm all woozy and what not. Then again, Patrick was in top form last night. He woke me up about three times and kept me awake each time for a good long while. Something about the garbage. He was talking about the garbage. Taking it out and...somehow, he was able to make a huge, long conversation out of asking me if he should take the garbage out at 4AM. I think he decided he should. I'm not sure, though.

This supa hip lesbian that comes into CD a lot was walking her dog last night. She walked by while Patty and I were chilling on the porch, drinking some beers. She stopped, we offered her one, and we ended up chatting for over an hour. She was really a doll. Adorable, too. Super short and super dykey. I just wanted to squeeze. Not in a romantic way, in "OH, YOU CUTE DYKEY BABY!" way.

And I need to cut my toenails. They're getting icky. Blah Blah Blah, I really have nothing to say. But I'm still updating this damn thing because I luvs ya. I had every intention of cleaning the house last night, but I played Super Mario Kart instead. And won! HELLZYEAH! They even gave me two champagne bottles at the end.

I think I'm just going to sit here, write this and finish watching Dr. Keith instead of showering. This is the first time I've watched Dr. Keith in months, because it's on too early. I can't watch anything that comes on before 11AM. And now I'm totally regretting getting up at 10:30. It should not be this difficult to wake up at 10:30AM! Grr, grumble grumble. I'm not going to set my alarm tomorrow. You know why? 'Cause it's my day off. I don't even want to like...move. Just lay on the couch all day, reading Don DeLillo and watching ANTM.

Oh man, I totally just spaced out and read all about ANTM. For like, ten minutes. You have to space out to read about ANTM for ten minutes. I should go get ready. I'll try and write more if I get the chance.
04-27-07 09:32
Nine hours of sleep later and I'm still fucking tired. Maybe I'm hungover? No, I really didn't have that much to drink last night. Anyhoo.

Did I tell you that LD was getting hit on by an amazingly cute guy from Colombia? His name was Diego and if he hadn't been all about LD, I would have been totally head over heels for him. Too adorable. I'll have to take you sometime and order you a mojito. And we'll sip sangria and gossip and it'll be fantastic.

I really don't have much to say. I talked to you right before I went to bed last night and now I'm talking to you right after I woke up...I had a really weird dream that I'm not going to get into, but trust me, it was weird.

I have to start getting ready in three minutes, to go work with LD. Oh! Don't forget, Sunday is Nikki's birthday. I was thinking of bringing her pancakes before I go to work and then maybe making them dinner afterward? I don't know? Something along those lines? Something cheap but "meaningful."

I am fucking dehydrated. Maybe I am hungover? I have no desire for Subway, though. Weird, right? Andy was over last night and it was a lot of fun. I really do like hanging out with that kid. I told him about what Stefanie said about he & I being a cute couple and he laughed and said, "Shelly said the exact same thing!" And this made me laugh. We've got Nikki, Stef and Shelly all backing us. Hilarious, right?

Oh, crackle. It's time to start getting ready. I'll text you later. ILUANDRE!
04-26-07 09:28
I don't have a huge amount of time to ramble on in here. I've decided to try and clean the house before I go to work. Well, at least get SOME house cleaning done, since I never have time to do it when I'm off work. And I won't have time tonight, either. And tomorrow night, Jamma and I are moving your dressed and then I'll help you pick up a little bit? And maybe we can put a lamp on top of the dresser? y/n?
and then Saturday, I work a double shift, which will be my fourth in two weeks, Sunday I work, Monday I work and then hang out with you and then I THINK I get tuesday off. God, I hope I do. I'm getting worn out just saying all of that. I know I can get Becky to cover Monday, but then I won't get that shift. But then again, do I really NEED that shift? With it, my check will almost rival yours (almost, not quite) but uuugggggh, I'm tired.

Let's move on to something else before I start to clean. I realized today that I have a TON of like...product. Bath & Beauty stuff. Lotions, conditioners, shampoos, leave in conditioners, good smelly stuff AND OMG THERE'S A ROBOT OUTISDE OF MY HOUSE. Ok, nevermind, it was just some people who couldn't get their car alarm to work. But Patrick has been watching this show that's full of robots, big and mean ones, and you know how I feel about robots and I totally just had an Andria moment of sheer terror for something that's horribly silly. Ah, we are fantastic, yes?

We accidentally locked the cat out of the bedroom last night and OMG! He could not handle it. He woke us up by throwing his fat little furry body against the door. That poor, neglected, hungry cat. Never gets any attention. I think I'm going to try and snag Mark's other kitten and then just let Patrick deal with it. He's afraid the kitten will chew on everything, but he apparently has never had a kitten before. Kitten's have tiny, tiny mouths and really can't chew much up, nor have I EVER had a kitten chew anything up. And you KNOW we've had a lot of kittens in our time. What with the whole Timothy/Dustin/Lifesaver Full Mustache/Half Mustache discussion. Lolz.

Aight, I should clean. Call me on your break, aight? Now that you've got that super fancy battery, bb.
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