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14th-Mar-2006 03:55 am - Werd
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Yeah, so I havent written in this thing for 5 months.

Probably a good part of the reason?

Im the boss of all the Clericuzio families. Which is 11...which means i lead around 200 people.

We kick ass haha

But it takes up way too much of my time. The game is awesome tho, so check it out, and if you sign up, let me know and I might just let you join my family.

Maybe another reason I havent updated in a long time is because my life has reached a point where it doesnt change much day to day. I work, I go to classes (for the most part), and then maybe some friends, videogames, and beer thrown in there too.

I have come to the conclusion that my life right now is mainly working for a better future. I have been on this earth for 20 years now..I've always been working towards a better future. Stop and think about it. People spend a lot of their life working hard to make sure they are provided for now and in the future. I guess I am no different. If anything, living in an apartment and balancing school and work has taught me that I am ready for "real life". I pay bills every month, worry about the amount in the ol bank account, live on my own...but im ready to have a real job. And a family. And make enough money where i dont have to sweat paying the bills. That would be nice.

For now it feels like I am somedays just going through the motions to get to that point. I have my days/nights that I look forward to, but my schedule is busy enough where i have been home to hamburg once in the last month. In comparison, I used to go once or twice a week. I'm not as active in a social life sense for this, and feel like i may be losing touch with some people because of it. I'm not sure what to do about it, but I do kinda see it happening. I feel like my life is trying to decide who/what I can devote my time to, and every decision seems like someone or something always gets left out. Maybe i need to try and cut back on certain responsibilities, but i wouldnt know where to start with that.

Other than the big issues that seem to always run thru my head, im really not doing that badly. I have few complaints. Still single. Still play madden. Still worry about my jeep falling apart haha. Its not a bad deal I got going, just one that makes me think sometimes about where I am going with it.

Im just ready to see where life takes me once i leave Fredonia. But i still have two years left here most likely...
19th-Oct-2005 02:43 pm(no subject)
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Desert Island

On a beautiful deserted island in the middle of nowhere, the following
people are suddenly stranded by a shipwreck:
2 Italian men and 1 Italian woman
2 French men and 1 French woman
2 German men and 1 German woman
2 Greek men and 1 Greek woman
2 English men and 1 English woman
2 Bulgarian men and 1 Bulgarian woman
2 Japanese men and 1 Japanese woman
2 Chinese men and 1 Chinese woman
2 American men and 1 American woman
2 Irish men and 1 Irish woman
One month later on the same absolutely stunning deserted island in the
middle of nowhere, the following things have occurred:

One Italian man killed the other Italian man for the Italian woman.
The two French men and the French woman are living happily together in a
The two German men have a strict weekly schedule of alternating visits with
the German woman.
The two Greek men are sleeping with each other and the Greek woman is
cleaning and cooking for them.
The two English men are waiting for someone to introduce them to the English
The two Bulgarian men took one long look at the endless ocean, and another
long look at the Bulgarian woman, and started swimming.
The two Japanese men have faxed Tokyo and are awaiting instructions.
The two Chinese men have set up a pharmacy, a liquor store, a restaurant and
a laundry, and have got the woman pregnant in order to supply employees for
their stores.
The two American men are contemplating the virtues of suicide because the
American woman keeps complaining about her body; the true nature of
feminism; how she can do everything they can do; the necessity of
fulfillment; the equal division of household chores; how sand and palm trees
make her look fat; how her last boyfriend respected her opinion and treated
her nicer than they do; but how her relationship with her mother is
improving and how at least the taxes are low and it isn't raining.
The two Irish men have divided the island into North and South and set up a
distillery. They do not remember if sex is in the picture because it gets
sort of foggy after the first few litres of coconut whisky. But they're
satisfied because at least the English aren't getting laid either.
19th-Oct-2005 02:56 am(no subject)
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So it's the typical

having trouble falling asleep

Things could be falling back into place after a stressful week or so.

Jeep isn't as bad as i thought. My muffler is falling apart, and my tail pipe is cracked, so I asked Dan to fix it for me. It's going to cost me at most $150, which is not that bad at all. The only downside is that he is busy enough where he can't get to it until Saturday. But it will be done, and it will be done rather cheaply. That's good enough for me. Just have to limit my driving until then. It doesn't hurt Jeep to drive it in its current state, but its so loud it could get me a ticket if I pass by a cop while i'm on the gas.

I'm not completely sure how stuff is at work. Keri is fired unless she pulls something magical out of her ass, but she won't return the calls of anyone who works at the pizzeria, especially Dave, and that isn't how you go about getting your job back. Nobody has come to me about covering her shifts and tried to strong arm me into it, which was my biggest worry, so no troubles there yet.

I took an exam monday night, and today first thing. Both seemed to go well. My marketing exam, which I took before fall break, I got an 88 on, which rocks. I had a 76 on the first exam, so that will really help. I even have gone to all of my classes this week, and have recommitted myself to making sure I don't miss any classes this week, and trying to go from there. Seeing that I'm not doing badly in any of my classes sure helps the motivation there.

Tonite once I got done with all of my obligations I just played some Madden, and then spent like an hour cleaning the apartment. Swept, wiped down the bathroom, did the dishes that were there, cleaned up the kitchen, cleaned up my room...etc. Feels good to know I got the place all straightened up.

These last two days have been good for me, and I actually feel hopeful that the rest of the semester will continue along this trend, as long as i dont do something stupid.

I'm going to go and try to get some sleep now, though, so catch you all later...
18th-Oct-2005 01:38 pm - Now this one really made me smile
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Go Drink Some Tea Whore... Submitted by Sexy Biatchhhh

Remember the book 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus?' Well, here's a prime example offered by an English professor at Penn.

"Today we will experiment with a new form called the tandem story.

The process is simple. Each person will pair off with the person sitting to his or her immediate right. One of you will then write the first paragraph of a short story. The partner will read the first paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story. The first person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back and forth. Remember to re-read what has been written each time in order to keep the story coherent. There is to be absolutely NO talking and anything you wish to say must be written on the paper. The story is over when both agree a conclusion has been reached."

The following was actually turned in by two of my English students:

Rebecca -last name deleted, and Gary - last name deleted.



(First paragraph by Rebecca)

At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The chamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he liked chamomile.
But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness was suffocating, and if she thought about him too much her asthma started acting up again. So chamomile was out of the question.


(Second paragraph by Gary)

Meanwhile, Advance Sergeant Carl Harris, leader of the attack squadron now in orbit over Skylon 4, had more important things to think about than the neuroses of an air-headed asthmatic bimbo named Laurie with whom he had spent one sweaty night over a year ago. "A.S. Harris to Geostation 17, he said into his transgalactic communicator. "Polar orbit established. No sign of resistance so far..." But before he could sign off, a bluish particle beam flashed out of nowhere and blasted a hole through his ship's cargo bay. The jolt from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across the cockpit.



He bumped his head and died almost immediately but not before he felt one last pang of regret for psychically brutalizing the one woman who had ever had feelings for him. Soon afterwards, Earth stopped its pointless hostilities towards the peaceful farmers of Skylon 4. "Congress Passes Law Permanently Abolishing War and Space Travel," Laurie read in her newspaper one morning. The news simultaneously excited her and bored her. She stared out the window, dreaming of her youth, when the days had passed unhurriedly and carefree, with no newspapers to read, no television to distract her from her sense of innocent wonder at all the beautiful things around her.
"Why must one lose one^s innocence to become a woman?" she pondered wistfully.



Little did she know, but she had less than 10 seconds to live.
Thousands of miles above the city, the Anu'udrian mothership launched the first of its lithium fusion missiles. The dim-witted wimpy peaceniks who pushed the Unilateral Aerospace Disarmament Treaty through the congress had left Earth a defenseless target for the hostile alien empires who were determined to destroy the human race. Within two hours after the passage of the treaty the Anu'udrian ships were on course for Earth, carrying enough firepower to pulverize the entire planet. With no one to stop them, they swiftly initiated their diabolical plan. The lithium fusion missile entered the atmosphere unimpeded. The President, in his top-secret Mobile submarine headquarters on the ocean floor off the coast of Guam, felt the inconceivably massive explosion, which vaporized poor, stupid, Laurie and 85 million other Americans. The President slammed his fist on the conference table.
"We can't allow this! I'm going to veto that treaty! Let's blow 'em out of the sky!"



This is absurd. I refuse to continue this mockery of literature. My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.



Yeah? Well, you're a self-centered tedious neurotic whose attempts at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium. "Oh shall I have chamomile tea? Or shall I have some other sort of F*CKING TEA??? Oh no, I'm such an air headed bimbo who reads too many Danielle Steele novels."















Get fucked.



Eat shit.






Go drink some tea - whore.



A+ - I really liked this one.
17th-Oct-2005 03:44 am(no subject)
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So i told myself that i was going to go to bed an hour ago. That was really successful. I dont have accounting tomorrow, so it doesnt really matter, but it kinda weirds me out that I am still up. I worked sat night, three hours of sleep to open this morning, and here i am at almost 4 in the morn still up and going. It just makes no sense.

Work has been absolute hell. It would have been nice to take the break from classes to just work when i needed to, and try to kick back for a few days. So muc dumb shit has been going on that it just doesnt seem to work out that way. Everybody and their mom wanted to be on vacation, or be on call for their shift, so every single shift i worked this week i was shorthanded. i had to call gwyn out on the shit she has been pulling and what people are saying about her because of course no one has the balls to say it to her face, and she practically runs the place most the time so what she does will not get her in trouble with anyone else. And Keri most likely got fired today, as i had to open and do prep for both shops, because everyone else is fucking lazy as hell on sunday. Tiff and Thorin are officially broken up, so that added even more fun drama to the weekend. Its just been one thing after another after another.

Also, i went home tonite, went an saw a movie with juice to try and escape it all for a while. the movie was decent, but pegs is closed on sunday nights, something i forgot about, so that sucked. Then, as i pull off the thruway i realize my jeep is being obnoxiously loud, so i roll down the window and turn the music off and listen. my tail pipe must be cracked wide open. I couldnt see anything because of how dark it is, but it basically renders my jeep undriveable. i could tell that it was getting fragile because jeep had been sounding a little different lately, but it must have busted right open from the stress of cruising down the thru way rather than just bummin around town. i just hope i have enough money to fix it, which i might, but then it leaves me with nothing left over, once again.

shitty shitty time. tomorrow it would be really helpful to get up at a decent time and try to deal with the whole jeep thing. at least get an estimate of how much it is going to cost me. possibly stop by the bank and set up my over draft limit on my debit card, which means when my account runs dry it turns my debit card into a credit card. and i have an exam at eight at night, which i need to do at least some studying for. he quizzes us every chapter so ive been reading all along, and i do well on the quizzes, so that shouldnt be too bad i hope.

screw everything else, i just want my jeep to get fixed, and a hug. that would be nice.

alright, im going to attempt bed...peace
11th-Oct-2005 05:44 am(no subject)
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Surprize, surprize, i cant fall asleep.

And i feel a long entry coming, so for people like D!, im going to cut this so it doesnt take up lots of space on their friends page hahaha, and rattle on for the uninterested

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3rd-Oct-2005 07:02 pm - dreams
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let me start this off by saying, i dont ever remember having my dreams. i know that i have them, because everyone has them, but i remember probably about one dream every month or two. they usually arent even anything spectacular, its just i get excited because i actually remember having them.

That said, i had TWO dreams that I remember last night. They are still kinda fuzzy, but i have an idea what happened.

The first one started off about my jeep. I was in a really weird shaped driveway, that was all hilly. I was trying to pull out and hit a curb, which i dont even know why the driveway would have a curb, and it put a hole in my tire. So I got out and checked the hole, and realized i needed to change my tire right away. but then i was on hills, and i cant jack the jeep up on a hill, so it became a race to find a flat spot before all the air was let out of the tire and i was stuck. So i finally found a flat spot on an unfinished road, and i got out to fix it, but i didnt have any tools. So i went up to the house, and Tiffany was there. I asked her to use her car so i could go get some tools, and she said it was ok, and i got all excited because her car is stick and i would get to drive it. But when i got in, the steering wheel was where the middle armrest island was supposed to be. and the petals were wrong. The brake petal was the gas, the gas was the clutch, and the clutch was the brake. So i figured it all out and pulled out of the driveway, and drove away. the end.

The second one was "more normal", but it freaked me out a little more. It was about a girl i know. Im not going to name a name because i dont want to freak anyone out that i had a dream about them ha, but it is someone ive known since freshman year, that ive always kinda liked but never got a chance with, and someone i havent talked to in a bit. we had a couple conversations over the summer, but its been a while. And for her to pop into my dreams now, out of nowhere, confused me. We were on a bus, with bench seats, kind of like a school bus, but nicer. I had my back to the window so i was facing the aisle, and she was kind of just curled up on my chest. I had my arms around her, and we just stayed like that, for a while. we talked a little bit, but i just remember this overwhelming good feeling as i held her in my arms, and how utterly content she seemed to be as she laid there with me. And i clearly remember she was wearing red satin pajamas, which were out of place because im pretty sure i was wearing normal clothes. i think there was more to the dream than i am remembering, because it seemed like it lasted a long time, but maybe it was just the whole feeling happy feeling that made it so great. Her smile as she laid there with me is deifinitely what made the dream, maybe because im pretty sure she has been having a shitty time of it lately in real life. who knows. but it was just one of those awwww moments.

i want to remember my dreams more often...
1st-Oct-2005 07:46 pm(no subject)
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The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to good manners and elegance.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.
28th-Sep-2005 03:06 pm(no subject)
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You scored 63% Subtlety, 30% Leadership, and 60% Forethought!
My personal congrats on choosing the path of subtlety, but you've got a long way to go. Just because you don't like working with others, doesn't mean you can make it on your own completely. Trust may be for the naive, but until you show enough independance, it's what you're going to have to do. That in mind, don't get too reliant on someone. The world is a mean and nasty place.

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28th-Sep-2005 02:59 pm(no subject)
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You are a

Social Liberal
(65% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(50% permissive)

You are best described as a:


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