April 2004

eww 04.30.04 | 11:27 PM | posted by whit
i just spent 4 and a half hours at the mall. we waited, and waited, and waited for john’s tux to be ready, and even after we waited forever, he still had to get it fitted. it was already paid for. why did we have to wait until the last day possible? beats me, but there was a huge line at the rental place, and lots of cranky kids waiting their turn. we entertained ourselves by watching weird kids behind us and then we walked down the hall only to find 2 windows completely shattered. some guy had gotten pissed off at his woman for not showing up, so he threw something through the windows out front of TGI fridays and shattered glass everywhere. don’t you just love people like that? i hate the mall. i really do! i’m exhausted from today and i need sleep. goodnight.

boredom 04.29.04 | 11:03 AM | posted by whit
i’m sitting in 3rd period with nothing to do. the next 45 minutes will be totally dead.

brantley and some east kids and guys i know from cisco play hacky sack every morning in the lobby at career center after 0 period and they’ve been bugging me everytime i walk by to play with them. 99% of the time i tell them no because i suck, pretty bad. there are about 6 or 7 of them that stand out there, and today i gave in because maybe brantley will quit nagging ;) now i just have to play counter-strike with him, and maybe he’ll be satisfied. i still suck at hacky sack, and it was no surprise to me that i did nothing amazing this morning. i’m sure if i gave more than the 2% effort i put forth this morning i’d be a little bit better. i suppose that’s the shyness kicking in. that and the fact that i only know 2 of those guys and i felt/looked like a bit of an outcast. life goes on. maybe i won’t feel completely stupid tomorrow if i decide to play again before chemistry.

i really wish today was friday. i’m ready for the weekend :) tomorrow i’m going with john so he can get his tux fitted for prom and then i have no clue what’s goin’ on that night. i will most likely end up at early/kennedy/jarrod/byrd’s and hang out there for a while. saturday is gonna be packed full of crap to do. i have a hair appointment at 4, dinner at 6, prom from 8-whenever at the milennium center… it should be fun :) prom is on the same day as john’s birthday and siner’s birthday, and depending on where siner decides to throw his party, i’ll either be there or with john and his friends, or if i don’t do either of those i’ll end up hanging out with james at his welcome-home party. i can’t wait! i haven’t figured out what sunday is yet. i’m taking suggestions. :D i don’t want to sit at home.

i might actually go to lunch today, which means i should be leaving in 2 minutes. i might post tonight.

back from iraq 04.28.04 | 10:56 PM | posted by whit
my buddy james just got back from iraq about 2 weeks ago. the guy was in afghanistan for a year, and he just spent 8 months in iraq. i hadn’t seen him since july and it was great to see him home in one piece. he’s awesome. i met him at the mall after school and we grabbed some sonic and walked around for a while. he’s been riding his new bike all over hell and creation so i finally got to see what all the talk was about. i still like his truck better. if only he would just hand it over… *sigh* i guess him allowing me to drive it from time to time is good for now :) we caught the 7:15 showing of the ladykillers and i had no clue what it was going to be about, but it was good. the beginning threw me off a little, but we both laughed the whole way through it. good times, good times. we got to have a nice long talk which was nice. i love those talks. i headed home, and now i’m bored. i suppose i should go to sleep. there are pictures up in the gallery from this afternoon. goodnight!

lucky for me 04.27.04 | 8:41 PM | posted by whit
has anyone else at my school noticed this besides me and a couple friends of mine? the vending machine upstairs has mountain dew livewire! it’s back, guys. this is all new to me. i was unaware that last summer’s livewire “only summer 2003” rampage was a total spoof. tricksey hobbitses. i’m happy, however. now i get slice AND livewire. it made me feel all warm and tingly inside. it’s conveniently located down the hall from my calculus classroom.

we received our graded final research papers in english this afternoon. i bet you can’t guess who beasted out a 95 on that junk! my 13 hours in the wake forest library paid off and it pulled my grade up a nice 6 points. that, my friends, is just peachy.

tomorrow is wednesday, which means it’s another day closer to prom! i’m going with john to his prom on saturday and it’s gonna rock. i have this gut feeling that he and zach are gonna get a pit going. yes!

i’m off to finish chemistry and the last bit of calculus.

oh dear 04.27.04 | 4:08 PM | posted by whit
sorry for the downtime earlier, guys. i’m not sure what was up with the DNS but, it wasn’t forwarding to my IP address. it was strange, ’cause my IP address worked fine for everyone who clicked it. oh well. i’m back now, and hopefully it won’t go down again. :)

i’m off to study for english and finish calculus homework. you know you just wish you could join me.

amazing weekend 04.26.04 | 11:13 PM | posted by whit
friday night was great hanging out with the guys again, finally. i hadn’t spent time with them in far too long. we played on the playground near their apartment and went to a pretty sweet diner somewhere around 2 AM i think. i tried to watch return of the king with them when we got back, but i couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. by 5 AM, i was out like a light. i woke up at noon and went to burger king with iskander and quinn. shortly after, i left them and met up with jason at his place. the last time i had seen him was in the fall when i was still working, and that was much too long ago. it was good being able to sit and talk about everything. we hadn’t done that in a while, and it was nice to just relax and not have to worry about anything. we watched kill bill so i finally got to see it. everyone i know has seen it so i figured it was about time. we went to snoopy’s for dinner and then to the rugby party that night around 10:30. i met so many people there, and it was a lot of fun. it took me a while to get used to being there and feel comfortable around everyone, seeing as how i knew 3 people there to begin with. to my surprise, everyone i met was so nice, and i had a blast. we got back around 3 AM and definitely crashed within about 20 minutes. the next day seemed like it lasted forever, which was great, ’cause waking up at 11:30 AM definitely left me with a limited amount of time. i went to bojangles with jason, sat around being lazy for a while, and then i was off again to meet brent. i had not seen this kid since august 2001 and i had no clue what to expect. we went to el rodeo for dinner and just sat and talked about when we were in australia and the future and what’s been going on in the past 3 years. it was great being able to catch up on things and get back in touch. i’ve missed that boy.

so, that’s a very brief recap of my weekend. i’d go into detail, but that would take way too much time. pictures are up in the gallery. goodnight.

@ NCSU 04.23.04 | 10:40 PM | posted by whit
so i’m at stein/derk/quinn/iskander’s apartment right now, and they’ve got the rest of their buddies over, and they’ve been playing beer pong for i guess the past hour. we made a trip to harris teeter earlier, and apparently that’s where they go to meet (aka stare down) women. go figure. hooray for oreos, juice, and paper towels. that was the quickest trip to the grocery store i’ve ever made.

i left home around 5 PM and didn’t get here until close to 7. it took forever. i forgot about friday 6:00 traffic. that was a mistake. i stopped a gas station about halfway here and definitely ran into some weird characters there. next time i drive to raleigh i’ll remember not to stop in the middle of nowhere to get gas. smart, right? anyway, i stopped at wendy’s as soon as i found one because i was about to starve, and then headed over to the apartment, and i’ve been hanging out here for the evening. i miss hanging out with my buddies. it’s been far too long!

i’m gonna go for now. i have to play photographer for a while. :) i’ll post later this weekend. and guess who doesn’t have any homework to do!

holy jesus 04.21.04 | 7:43 PM | posted by whit
i hadn’t taken a 3 hour exam in a long time, and i had forgotten how much they suck. this afternoon was ridiculous. boy, i’m glad i didn’t sign up for the 6:00 exam. i left school around 7, which means i spent a whopping 11 hours with a pencil in my hand. yes! i love to spend my days like that. too bad that was only the practice exam >:O

thank you, pam, for my fan sign! you are too awesome. :)

i have only a LITTLE homework tonight, and it consists of 5 problems, and i’m so excited, because i do believe this is the least homework i’ve had all year. SCORE!

what a day 04.20.04 | 9:22 PM | posted by whit
today seemed like the equivalent of three days all mushed together to make one really, really big one and i definitely did not like it one bit. it got a lot of things out of the way that i no longer have to worry about and the only thing i have on my mind for tomorrow is that big calculus test after school. it’s the practice exam for the AP exam at the beginning of may and i’m not sure how long it will be or how long i’ll be stuck there (i can’t remember) but it’s not going to be very exciting. i should do alright on it, though.

right after i got home from school i was out the door again. i headed to early, kennedy, jarrod, & now byrd’s house to get my homework done. john and one of his buddies showed up and we got the papers for the prom finished up with, so i’m good to go on may 1st. it should be fun :) i started homework around 5 and finished at 8:30. i only took about a 10 minute break to eat ’cause early and byrd are the best cooks ever! they cooked jambalaya, and i’d never had it before, but it rocks. everything they’ve cooked has been good. i’m eatin’ at that joint more often ;)

i’m gonna go clean my room again, get in my pajamas, watch some TV, and wait for shane to get back online. i love getting my stuff done early and not having a million thoughts wizzing through my brain before i fall asleep. it makes relaxing 100x easier. why have i not figured this out yet and actually used it to my advantage? it’s been 4 years. night.

crap 04.18.04 | 3:18 PM | posted by whit
this will be another short post. i totally forgot to post the picture of the tulips shane sent me for easter :). they’re gorgeous <3 pictures from this weekend are up in the gallery. i'll probably have more this afternoon, though. oh well. i've been out and about since friday afternoon, and i'm dreading school tomorrow. oh well. only 34 more days! HECK YEAH! i'm stoked about may, and the summer for that matter. it's gonna rock, and maybe even harder than last summer. that's hard to imagine. i can't wait! finally 04.16.04 | 6:06 PM | posted by whit the week from hell is over, and it's the weekend. this post is short, because i'm getting out of here :D happy early birthday dad! i'll stop by there sometime tomorrow. smells like... 04.14.04 | 10:19 PM | posted by whit burnt waffles! if anyone noticed, the site was down for about 2 and a half hours today. why? because my power supply kind of just burnt up and died. i felt like screaming and all i could do was sit there and stare at my poor, helpless machine. i called michael and he said i could come by and get one of his spare power supplies, so i made my emergency trip to king. the power supply happens to be one of scott's old ones, so i'm skeptical as to how long it will last :) sometime this week i guess i need to go buy a new one. nevertheless, my PC has been saved, and michael--you rock, and your annoying dogs. somehow i managed to get back home in less than 25 minutes, which i don't understand, because i didn't think i was speeding. anyway, the site is back, my computer is alive, and i can sleep peacefully tonight. amen. awestruck 04.13.04 | 5:55 PM | posted by whit so today was the cisco field trip, and i'm still blown away several hours later. we were told to be at school at or before 7AM so we could leave early, around 7:15. we didn't leave career center until 7:45-7:50. great, eh? we were running a few minutes behind schedule, to say the least. we got to cisco around 10 and, 4 or 5 restroom stops later, we went and watched a presentation. the guy who showed us the slideshow was really nice, but it felt like we were back in elementary school or something the way he talked to us and the video we watched. it was kinda weird. we're not that dumb, but at least he wasn't a jerk. i could barely keep my eyes open for the presentation, but i managed to stay awake thanks to my mountain dew. our guide(s) showed us the labs and dear god, my jaw dropped. there is so much money in just a single room, it's insane. i took lots of pictures. the best one we went in wasn't actually being used, either. it was just a testing lab, and they don't use it for real-life purposes. that room was more impressive than the working lab that we went into. needless to say, the people who were actually crawling around in there working are geniuses. even though we had fun on the trip and were all blown away with what we had just seen, i think everyone's favorite part of the trip was lunch. by the time we got to the cafeteria, everyone was starving and the food was cheap. we left shortly after lunch and they gave us free keychains! YES! the ride home took twice as long as the ride there, and we got stuck in traffic for a while. we made 2 bathroom breaks on the way back. we had 6 or 7 bathroom breaks in a 6-7 hour time period. i don't get it. if you guys didn't steal 5 cans of cherry pepsi and then drink them all at once, you wouldn't have this problem :D it was an interesting ride back to career center, and i think all of us learned a few things today, cisco-related or not. pictures are up in the gallery. i suck at holding a camera still while taking a picture, so they're a little blurry :D i think i might take a nap. i'm having a hard time staying awake and i don't feel like doing homework yet. so... sleepy... 04.12.04 | 11:23 PM | posted by whit i think i actually got all my homework done before midnight. i started around 7:30-8:00 and i finished about 20 minutes ago. i'll be waking up in less than 6 hours so i can get to school bright and early before 7 AM. the seniors in all the cisco classes are taking a trip to cisco systems, inc. and it's about 2 hours away. why do i get the feeling i'll be asleep those 2 hours? =\ grr. i don't know how long we'll be there, but it gets me out of all my classes, so i'm happy. this is a short post. i'm going to sleep. goodnight :) CHOCOLATE! 04.11.04 | 1:12 PM | posted by whit holy crap, i'm gonna be sick off of easter candy. my bunny no longer has ears, and i didn't even get to take a picture of him. :( stupid cravings. i'm eating peanut butter M&Ms; and downloading a buttload of country songs that make me happy when i hear them on the radio. heck yeah. i'm gonna take a shower and head over to my dad's. and then i guess i'll be in king tonight! for a little while, at least. i have to finish up a few things before school tomorrow. this weekend has been SO GREAT! i love all y'all! cookout 04.11.04 | 1:20 AM | posted by whit today was SO much fun, and i have the best friends in the whole world. <3 seawelly had a cookout at his place around 4 and i got there right at 4. it was just me, him, nano, and scott for a while. i went and picked up thomas, and then everyone showed up at some time or another. it was awesome seeing everyone again, and it was even more awesome that everyone was together as a group again. it's been a while. there were 25 of us there and i think it was the first get-together in this whole year that there has been no alcohol involved. i didn't realize that until after i was gone. i knew there was something missing! no one was stumbling around and everyone was completely coherent the entire time, which was weird. ;) this has been one of the best years of my life. on that note, i'm gonna go. i'm tired, and i've got too much on my mind to be thinking about, so i'm gonna sleep it off. again, happy easter. the pictures from tonight are up. haven't been home 04.10.04 | 1:03 PM | posted by whit i've been hanging out at early, kennedy, & jarrod's place since thursday afternoon. a bunch of us went and ate at monte de ray's because it was $1 margarita night and of course, they couldn't pass that up. it was fun. byrd went back home, and matt left to pick up his woman because she came up from florida, so early, kennedy, jarrod, and i hung out at their place. drew and john came over and we all just kinda hung out and played video games and watched tv. everyone seems to be having drama in their life lately and the whole house was full of it after a while, so i spent the evening being a shoulder (which i don't mind) and we all had some good heart-to-hearts (awww). i always feel better after i sit and talk like that, especially with them because they always know what to say. we watched the hulk around 1 AM and i fell asleep. after john and i took early to drop off his bike, the two of us headed to king because we had nothing else to do. their mom is so nice! we searched high and low for a DVD copy of hotshots but we never found one. since the guys are too good for a VCR player, we didn't watch it. are they really that outdated? i use mine more than my DVD player. geez. we went to ihop with early around 11 and watched family guy afterwards, and i fell asleep, again. i never get to finish watching anything we watch. i slept 'til 11:45 this morning, which kinda pissed me off, because i really didn't want to sleep that late. oh well. now i'm at home. i'm gonna shower soon, because seawelly is having a cookout at his uncle's and everyone's gonna be there! definitely can't miss this! i'm excited. OH! and today marks the 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! it doesn't feel like it's been a year, but it's been a hell of a good one. i love you guys! <3 i'm off to shower and then i'm off to king! happy easter, y'all. out of lemonade 04.06.04 | 6:21 PM | posted by whit it just doesn't get much worse than that. normally i have a stash of about 20 lemonade bottles in my car that i've only taken a couple sips out of, but they're all gone, there is no more in the fridge, there is no lemon juice to my knowledge, and there is no capri sun lemonade. *cries* i can't do homework without lemonade. it keeps me from falling asleep. i've been in a weird mood today. i really, really don't like it... it all started 0 period when i just got in a pissy mood. i didn't feel like doing anything at all. chemistry only reinforces the mood, and listening to a room full of 25 people whine for an hour during 3rd period is never that exciting. english was relaxing because my teacher gave us the whole period to read the fountainhead, which was really nice. we need to do that more often. we had a review day in calculus which wasn't so bad, but she slapped us with a ton of assignments for next week. we are having a substitute for the entire week in computer science and we have a program that is supposed to be done by the time the teacher comes back, so my partner aaron and i finally started writing it. we got a lot done, as unexciting as it was. i just killed a bowl of easymac and now i'm dreading the homework. i was hoping the extra energy would wake me up but i'm noticing that my plan failed, and i'll have to resort to something else. i have caffeine candy stashed in one of my drawers somewhere, and i'm about to bust it out again. i'm thinkin' this is gonna be a long night. only 46 more days, i'm so excited! [edit] i want one of these so i can mash it really hard right in chemistry's face. [/edit] new layout 04.05.04 | 10:30 PM | posted by whit like it? that's wonderful. if you don't like it, that's wonderful too. i reiterate the fact that i'm very partial to internet explorer. actually, i can't stand most other browsers. opera isn't so bad, but the rest just seem to piss me off. anywho, i got bored, and i didn't feel like doing homework right away, so i started screwing around in photoshop, lost track of too much time, and voila. this is what happened. i'm not sure how long it will last. i'm gonna go do calculus now. barf. faker 04.04.04 | 6:55 PM | posted by whit first announcement: this is not me. my pictures, my info, not me... someone got really bored, again. yay for internet idiots! i met up with austin, thomas, and matt at the mall last night. we stayed for all of 10 minutes and then found ourselves at the comic book store near the movie theater. we killed about 20 minutes in there and i sat and talked with some people i knew. we left so we could get to the movie and get a good seat. the line for hellboy was ridiculous. byrd and seawelly and early finally showed up about 15 minutes into the movie. i enjoyed it. some parts of it were a little corny, but it was a good movie. for once, it was a movie whose ending didn't make me feel like i just wasted 2 hours of my life! gotta love it. me, thomas, matt, austin, and early went back to early's and kennedy and jarrod were there. we looked through old, old pictures that early found in all his boxes of crap. the guys looked so little! i got really tired after we got back and i left around 2, and then wondered why my clocks in my room said 3 something. i had completely forgotten about DST. i crashed at 4:30 and didn't wake up 'til 4:45 this evening. i caught up on my sleep, i suppose, but there is no way i'll get any sleep tonight! i'm gonna go clean, again. my room is a mess. it's finally the weekend 04.03.04 | 9:02 AM | posted by whit and i've been up since 7 am. how much does that suck? argh. i had to drop my car off at mock tire so they can get me a new muffler. i can't pick it up until 12:30 so i have 3 and a half hours to be lazy and sit around in my pajamas... which is awesome, because that's what weekends are for. i don't even think i have a lot of homework. i have a chemistry lab i have to finish, and i've already got half of it done. i get to do nothing for 2 more days. :) yesterday was so much fun. i headed over to the guys' new house after school only to find early cussin' like crazy while he tried to put together his new computer desk. i cleaned up part of the mess he made and ate my peanut butter and jelly sandwich and laughed at him for a good hour or so. jarrod came home and kennedy and thomas, and then finally austin came over. we were hungry and they were sick of moving in so we went to best buy and met up with byrd. i've never had a "quick" trip to best buy with them. it just doesn't happen. it's no fun if you're not gonna buy anything so we just walked around and they got what they needed for the new house. we realized that we were SOL if we wanted to eat at a semi-nice place because the lines were all way too long on a friday night. we wound up going to copeland's and watched early and kennedy down 2 hurricanes after we all ate. we made a stop by wal-mart and then we went back to the house. we had fun. i can't believe they live 2 miles down the road now... it's great, and now, i need breakfast. pictures are up from last night in the gallery.

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