Courtney and I saw Sideways and In Good Company last night. They were both good films, but we both liked Sideways a lot more. It was more real, more original. In Good Company was well-done, but it didn't bring a lot of new things to the table, and it was very hollywood. The ugly people were just movie ugly, not ugly-ugly. In Sideways ugly people were ugly-ugly. It's a helpful distinction.


I sold my second piece of poetry ever! I had a piece, Wal-Mart Rape, placed in The Goblin Reader. I'm not sure if they're paying me anything, but it's another blurb I can add when I submit other work. Yay.


Saying that I've been a bit under the weather lately would be a bit of an understatement; it's felt like I've had the plague. I'm definately on the upswing though, today it's more like a bad stuffy nose and that's it. Yay.

The big news is that Courtney and I have been together for two years as of today. YAY! It's been a very very happy two years.


Let's be friends is a website that's really really hip. And edgy. And cool.

Shit. No it's not. It's cute. It's just so goshdarn cute.

all together now...



More of Bush being stupid: He's spent over $40 million on his inaguration parties, which could pay for 690 Humvees and a $290 bonus for each soldier serving in Iraq. Great.

I'm having trouble with my upper division Theo class. It's like being in church, without the standing up and sitting down. It makes me drowsy. Boo.

Oh, I tried out my new kayak, on water this time. I managed to get some time during open swim to work on boat control and some rolls. It's a fast boat, and turns really well. I even learned a new roll, which works a lot better than the one I've been doing. Hopefully I'll get some time in the pool tonight as well.


This anecdote is one of the funniest I've found on the internet. Ever:

I just ran into a crazy black homeless guy who's pretty funny. I see him and he's yelling at some girls, so I say "Hi." He comes over, "What's it take to get a driver's license?" I reckon you just go down to the DMV and take a test. "Do they tell you to run over niggers?" No, not that I remember. Then he mooched some change off me and wanted to know if I wanted to go drinking with him. I should be off in an alley drinking with that guy, but instead I'm here at work.
So Randy Moss gets fined for acting like he's mooning the crowd. Fine, whatever, doesn't bother to me. Then it gets more interesting. He's fined ten grand. His response?

"'Ain't nothing but 10 grand. What's 10 grand, to me?'' said Moss, whose salary this season is $5.75 million. He then jokingly suggested he might perform a more vulgar celebration next time.

Boy do I ever love professional sports.


We had a snow day yesterday; all afternoon classes were cancelled. I tried out my new creekboat by launching it off of the ski hill in the SJU backcountry. It's fast. Really fast.


Mummy Fingers

Mummy Fingers
Originally uploaded by Jetman Jake.
The slopers in alabama were hard on our fingertips. The rock wasn't sharp, but it was real friction-y and abrasive. Our skin didn't tear, it just wore through until it bled.

Bum Boy

Bum Boy
Originally uploaded by Jetman Jake.
Me on Bum Boy, one of the big sloper problems at HP40.
So break went well; we had a good trip down to Alabama to rip up our fingers on beautiful sandstone at Horse Pens 40. It was odd though; we averaged about 12 hours of sleep, since it got dark at 4:30 and we didn't have a whole lot to do once dinner was over with, aside from learn how to light farts. Woot woot.

I'm back at school now; I've got a roommate, Peter, who moved in yesterday. He seems to be a pretty good guy. He's a bit of a nerd, but that's fine, since I have some nerd genes as well. I think it's going to be a good semester.