Friday, November 14, 2008

Oh Lordy...

Well, my brain is a little bipolar right now. I'm really excited because I'm back in with Go Green Go Lansing. Not only do I approve of the program, I am very much a fan of every one that I've meet under the Go Green umbrella. I am nervous however for a couple of reasons. One reason is simply that people are actually expecting me to do what I've long said that I can do. Another reason is that my personal equipment situation is lack luster at best. After a few hours with a screw driver I've gotten my camera back to almost 100%, but there is still one piece that needs fixing, and it might not be able to be fixed. My computer right now, also, is not video editing friendly. I can scam time in various MSU and LCC labs, so I should be able to deal with that. My biggest worry is not having a regular camera. I hate the idea of telling people I will do things, specifically filming, when I don't even have the equipment necessary. I'm confident (no I'm not) that I'll be able to find enough people at the right times with cameras I can borrow. Ah well, I'm really really excited about getting my hands dirty, but I'm also a little nervous I'm going to end up like the reporter in the below video.

Monday, November 10, 2008

And The Search Continues

I have been on the job hunt for a while now and it's not as much fun as you might think it is. At this point, I'm in for anything (well, almost, I explain in a sec). I've taken a few odd jobs that were, for lack of a better word, odd. I was taking my daily wade through the news papers help wanted section and came across this:
Entertainment Co. is searching for reliable and friendly individuals with great communication skills. All shifts available. Call: 800.211.3152. Website:
So I'm thinking "I've got this shit in the bag. I'll just check out their website and get a feel for the company." Oh I got a feel.

Now, I don't think they are legally allowed to say that they are only looking for women, but I feel like I might have trouble getting in. Even if they did want males, considering the subject matter, I don't think I would be a valuable addition to the team. Actually, if women wanted to call and verbally dominate someone I'd probably do alright. Ah well, I might actually send 'em and email just to see, because I am qualified. I might just head over to this place looking for janitors. I must say though, it would be a great story to tell if I ever did become a phone sex operator. Am I turning you on? Should I take my pants off... or... well... I don't have to if... well I mean... what pants are you off... I mean ummmm... what kind of sex do you like...yeah, my nipples are hard... is this hot yet?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

In Truth

A warning: The blog post that follows this statement could be seen as some kind of vein attempt for attention. I wrote it because I had to. I wrote it thinking that no one would read it, all while secretly knowing that I was going to put it on my blog specifically for people to read. With that it mind I say continue reading at your own risk.

I am not a mans man. I'm not a tough guy. I don't have much in the way of cool looking facial hair. My sexual prowess could be called questionable at best. In a fight defending a woman's honor I would probably loose, although I would fight. I like Project Runway, Gilmore Girls, fashion design, and Coldplay. I also like Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, comics, death metal, and punk. I'm not a smooth talker. I have a fear of being outclassed by any guy even slightly taller or fitter than I am. I tend to lie or bend the truth about seemingly mundane things. I'm not really sure if I'm going to be successful in anything. I like parents. I like cats. I'm not a good dancer. I'm pretty bad at it, but I love cooking. I'm uncomfortable about my weight. I have a fear of commitment. I don't know where I'll be in a year. Given the chance, I can be awkward about anything and everything. Some days I like to go out and party, many nights however I just sit home and watch movies and listen to music. I don't know what to say, but I wouldn't know the right times to say them even if I knew the words. My academic career has been something of a mockery of the educational institution itself. I'm horrible with money. Sometimes, for a currently unknown reason, my blankets smell weird. I have a ham radio license. Despite all of that however, I am confident in my position on love. I love to love. Sometimes to a fault, but I'm willing to love anyone if they give me the chance. I write this because I'm tired of wishing that I was someone I'm not and honestly only want to be because I assume that's what women want. In truth, I have no idea what women want. In truth I don't know what I want. In truth I would rather be single for the rest of my life than spend one day with someone that wished I was something else other than what I am. In truth, I will always think farts are funny. And in truth, I know nothing.

The Mars Volta: Coming Back to Earth?

I'm a huge fan of a band called The Mars Volta (surprise). I own every studio album, ep, live album, live ep, and bonus track. I even have managed to find one of their albums on vinyl (Amputechture if you were wondering). Anyways, I frequent their website, checking for updates, seeing if they're playing anywhere near me, or any other news they may grace my eyes with. I've noticed something however, the updates are slowing down, and the live shows have worked down to none. Were I a less informed rabid fan I may be worried, but, of course am not worried. I know that they are planning on releasing their fifth full length studio album sometime this year, which if you check the date doesn't leave them much time. Besides the studio album, they are also planning on releasing a live concert DVD this year, again, check the date. So I am relatively confident after much thought that they are gearing up for a release. I can't say that they will for sure make the 2008 window, it may be in the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2009 which would fit in line with anual tradition considering their last album, The Bedlam in Goliath, was released at the end of January of 2008. I know the album is going to be an acoustic album which I am incredibly intrested to hear. The Mars Volta have consistently created a new variation on their sound with every album and this will be no different. At this point I would take anything, a track list, album title, art work, or even just a tentative date for the release of the aforementioned information. I can already feel the excitement building in my nuggets. WOOOOO! Sorry about that (come on JD, keep it together). In closing, I leave you with a song that still gives me chills everytime I hear it: "The Widow" by The Mars Volta, of their 2005 album Frances the Mute.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Adventures in Questionable Eating - Syrup O's

If you've ever been down to the last of the groceries and you get those hunger pangs you can do things that some might consider, well, questionable. Today's ingredients: Toasted Oats Cereal, Half Stick of Butter, and Butter Flavored Syrup. Today I used a microwave, but I'd say it's not required.

STEP 1: The Gang's All Here
Step 2: Nuke 'Em
Step 3: Sweeten The DealStep 4: Tastes Like Creativity

(Be)fore play

Full update coming later but for now, however, a tease:

- Gilmore Girls Good
- Mars Volta Coming Back To Earth?

And because I can:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Now We Play the Waiting Game

As I voted for Mr. B Obama I was hard pressed not to, besides completing the arrow, circle his name, put an exclamation point, check mark, underline, and sign and date in blood. Every successive mark I made after the Presidential section I would glance up making sure I was putting Obama and Biden in 1600, not McLame and Paldumb (that was mean).
Get Pumped Up With Otter:

Get Fired Up With Rage:

Monday, November 3, 2008


Okay kids, here we go. My name is JD, I'm 22 years old, and I love movies. As I'm writing this it's 1:44am on election day, November 4th, 2008. The two major candidates up for election are Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. Right now, I have no idea what will happen. If John McCain wins I have already planned for ways of hiding my tears in class in the days following the election. I'm planning on being at my polling place around 6am. I realize polls don't open till 7am, but I just want to get it done and over with. After I vote I will take a deep breath and think about how different my country will be depending how who is elected. I will also think about how many of us on a basic level distrust and sometimes despise each other. I'll think about how some people believe that health care is a privilege, and not a right. I will think about how at that moment as I walk out of my polling place, somewhere, someone is being killed. Somewhere a person that had hopes and dreams, a mother and father, good times with their friends, bad days at work, angry ex lovers as well as satisfied new lovers, somewhere, that person is dying. A life is being extinguished and I'll be worried about not having my homework done for my 10am class. That person is dying and Barack Obama is whining about the keating five, and John McCain is blubbering about William Ayers. Don't we have bigger fish to fry? Shouldn't we remind this dying person that they're not alone, and that none of us are ever really alone? But what does it matter, they'll be dead soon and they won't feel anything, so why should we? Don't we have bigger fish to fry? We've gotta save our country. Will any revelation I have now at 2am make any kind of difference within myself? In 24 hours I'll be hopped up on sugar and pizza with my eyes glued to MSNBC and that person will be dead. And eventually, so will we all, so what does it matter?

Sunday, November 2, 2008