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Back in 1974, corruption and lies were running rampant in the streets. To put an end to this corruption, one man was put in charge of the team that was given this job. That man is of no relation to me.

Mission Statement

Greetings, and welcome to my blog. I am the main person who operates this blog. Ok, I'm the only person who operates this blog. But I was trying to sound professional. Anyways, this blog's really about nothing. Just my thoughts on whatever comes to my mind. Hope it doesn't suck. Haha.

Peace and love.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Delicious and Piping Hot In Only Three Microwave Minutes.

I am facing a dilemma.

As most of you likely know, I finally acquired a job earlier this year. My plan with having this job was twofold: 1). to help pay for my phone and 2). to give me some gas money and such. Well, currently, with me having school during the week, I'm only able to work during the weekends, and usually work only about 1 or 2 days tops, which doesn't give me much money to work with.

Therefore, I am going to start applying other places in hopes of getting a, for lack of a better term, better job. Not that I hate my current job, because I actually don't have any problems with it. It's just that I would like a job where I can make a bit more cash so I can spend more time with people.

Then again, herein lies the problem: if I get another job and work more, logically, I would have less free time, therefore, how will I be able to hang out with people? With school and this new job with more hours, it's going to be insanely difficult, no doubt. It just kinda sucks because I barely have any free time as it is, at least to hang out with the people close to me. As I have said in previous blogs of mine, I only really have a few people close to me in my life anymore, and I guess I'm just scared of losing them because of me working.

So, I guess I'm just lost as to what I should do. Not really "lost," I guess, but moreso like.......eh, I'm not really sure. I'm uncertain, I guess. If I continue with my job, I won't have much gas money to hang out with friends, and then again, if I get a different job and make more money, sure, I'll have gas money, but will I have free time? It's a moral dilemma, definitely. I'm going to work my hardest at this though, and hopefully it won't be as bad as I'm making it out to be.

Yeah, all of that confusion only for me to find a resolution. You're welcome. ;)


Sunday, March 28, 2010


Howdy. It's been a week since I've blogged. Alas, whatever. Anyways, I'm excited to announce that I am currently preparing to start work on music. With a band. Yeah. It's gonna be funny. Thus far, the only members are myself on drums and my comrade Drew on everything else, basically, and unless we change our minds, that's likely the way it's going to stay. Yeah, a two person band. Crazy, right? Oh, never heard of a two person band?

How about the White Stripes?

The Postal Service?

The Ting-Tings?

Gnarls Barkley?

Yeah, argue now.

Anyways, what are we going to play? Well, no idea, but the plan is to play, as my friend describes it, "a Muse style group of some sort" and "dissonant sounding rock opera." Sound badass? Because it is.

It's going to be interesting to see how this works, consider it's only two people, as I've stated. But I hope that this goes over well and we come up with music rather quickly.

Oh, and our name is Radio Vesuvius.


Keep ya updated. :D


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Def Poetry Jam #whatever.

So, I finally wrote something. I broke out of the writer's block I was in for awhile and I came up with something. I call it Aftermath. Not really sure what it's about. It just kinda randomly came to me so I wrote it down. I guess I would say it's about a town being destroyed and someone's memories of it, but I guess you can look at it however. I wrote it though, so you can trust me. ;) Anyways, hope this doesn't suck.


The clouds engulfed the sun
As the people stopped and stared
The streets echoed their silence
Desparation in the air
The sky was rather glum
Potential death from above
As the bandoliers lamented
On girls they once loved

Oh, what a day that was

The silence turned to madness
As panic came to mind
Good feelings changed to sadness
A mystery to find
The shockwaves shook the framework
Of our beloved town
Now we must accept the loss
Of the only home we'd found

Oh, what a day that was

It was a slightly dark day
On July thirty-first
To some it was the best
While others thought it was the worst
Decimation as a good thing?
I will never understand
Though it seems all hope is lost
The future's in our hands

Oh, what a day that was

Though this happened long ago
The images remain
Like a made for TV movie
Plays and replays in my brain
Though I knew I couldn't save them
I'll be damned if I didn't try
But in all my time on Earth
I'll never know the reasons why

Oh, what a day that was

Friday, March 19, 2010

John Mayer Has A TV Show.

Indeed he does. Well, did. For one day. But this video is incredibly funny to me. So watch it. :D

John Mayer Has A TV Show (VH1 )
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Walkin' 'Round Like You're Pretty Boy Floyd.

Hi. This is another one of those blogs in which I constantly ramble about absolutely nothing whatsoever. It'll be fun. Like an adventure. Except we aren't necessarily going anywhere, so I guess it isn't technically an adventure, but if you close your eyes............screw it. It's not an adventure at all. Haha. But whatevs. I'm going to ramble.

So, probably not a big deal to anybody but me, but my family is getting another car today. Super pumped on that. Why, you ask? Well, long story short, ever since I've gotten my license, my family and I have been sharing our vehicle, a 1996 Chevy Blazer. Nice car. Well, not nice compared to, say, a Lamborghini, but it runs and has a radio.

Damn it.

Anyways, we received a substantial tax check, so my mom has decided to purchase a BRAND NEW CAR! A Dodge Neon, to be precise. And the significance of this to me is this: I get my own car. Before, I had to plan around whether my parents needed to use the car or not, but not anymore. I can essentially go wherever I want whenever I want now. Well, as long as I'm not working or going to school, obviously. And as long as I've got the gas to do so. But besides that, I'm good. And I'm super ecstatic about this because lately I've been wanting to get out of the house more often than I have, which if you've read my blogs, you likely knew, but now I can, and frankly, it's very exciting.

Anyways, enough about that. I should ramble more, but I can't think of anything.


Nope, nothing. My mind = bagel. Just nothing else. Felt like getting that off of my chest, I suppose.

B bak l8r


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

We Always Were So Free.

So, this song is pretty much one of my favorite Smashing Pumpkins songs of all time, and that's saying a lot considering they're my favorite band of all time, and I like pretty much every song they've made. And the fact this this is off of my favorite Pumpkins album, Adore, helps as well. But this song is.........I don't even know how to describe it. It's such good. Yes, I know that's grammatically incorrect, but I don't give a damn. :P Anyways, here is the song:

Oh, and did I mention the lyrics are phenomenal?

I know we're just like old friends
we just can't pretend
that lovers make amends
we are reasons so unreal
we can't help but feel that something has been lost

but please you know you're just like me
next time I promise we'll be
perfect strangers down the line
lovers out of time
memories unwind

so far I still know who you are
but now I wonder who I was...

angel, you know it's not the end
we'll always be good friends
the letters have been sent on

so please, you always were so free
you'll see, I promise we'll be
perfect strangers when we meet
strangers on the street
lovers while we sleep

you know this has to be
we always we're so free
we promised that we'd be

500+ Days of Luna.

I'm not sure of the exact amount of days, but I'll go with that. ;)

Anyways, I'm not one to look back in anger, and I never will be like that. Life's too short to be angry over petty things, so I'm not upset and I'm not bitter. Moreso sad and melancholy feeling, but there's nothing that can take away all of the amazing memories between myself in Luna. Because in all honesty, the time spent with her was the greatest time of my entire life and I highly doubt that anything will ever be able to top it. Ever. We never were the most conventional couple. We were more than just a boyfriend and girlfriend: we were best friends who happened to be romantically linked together. We had everything in common seemingly, and even if I didn't get to talk to her for a large amount of time at school, just seeing her in the hallway and seeing her smile could make my entire day worth waking up at 6:30 in the morning.

And the memories? God, so many memories that I would never forget. Slow dancing to crappy hardcore music at a local show in Wabash. (As I said, we were never conventional. ;D) Poking you with a drumstick and getting kicked in the shin for my actions. Me doing horrendous impressions. Talking on the phone for hours on end about whatever came to mind. Me complimenting Thomas's shirt at a Gamer's club meeting and all of the following awkwardness that came afterwards (you know what I'm talking about. :P). Walking through Roann with you. Sitting under the bridge and my attempts to avoid long, awkward silences. All of your notes (seriously. You wrote the best notes ever. :D). The way you always wrote your f's backwards when we first started talking to eachother. All of the bands I'd never heard of that you've gotten me interested in (Death Cab, Interpol, etc.). How pumped I got at that dance when they legitly played Sandstorm. The first time we ever met at Homecoming because I couldn't find any of my friends and went over to hang with Josh and Jacob. Our mutual love of the Smashing Pumpkins and our Pumpkins song-themed nicknames for each other (Luna and Spaceboy, respectably). The copy of King Dork you gave me with all of the lyrics and other inside jokes you wrote inside of it. That Godforsaken episode of Sex and the City with the sub sandwich (:P). I could go on and on and on about all of the amazing memories I have with her, but I'll stop for now.

To this day, she is the most amazing girl I have ever met in my entire life, and I highly doubt anyone will ever top the impact that she's made in my life. And, in all honesty, I still love her with all of my heart, and I mean that. Things didn't work out between us, unfortunately, but we still remain close and..........this hopefully doesn't sound too horrible, but I still really have hope that we can get together in the future. When, I don't know, but for now, I'm just glad that she's happy with her life right now. I'm not necessarily happy at the moment with mine, but I'll get there. Even if we never get back to the way we used to be, though I'm hoping and praying that we do, as she has said in her blog, we'll always have those days that we did spend together, and absolutely nothing or no one can take them away. And, as I lie in bed and start doing my patented "thinking about everything" bit, I'll have memories of her come to my mind, and I'll just think of them and smile.

I'm glad that she smiles too.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

She's Lost Control Again.

Good day to you! So, today's blog is going to be happy for a change. Shocking, right. Though the title of today's blog is from a Joy Division song, which is probably one of the most depressing blog. Today's blog is FULL OF IRONY!! WHAT A TWIST!!!


Anyways, lately, I've been watching the show Undercover Boss. Basically, the premise of the show is this: a CEO of the company goes "undercover", so to speak, into the company they work for, and they try to see what the job is like, and then change things about the company accordingly. But, if you've ever seen commercials for this show, they always make a really crappy pun or play on words about the career and how it's not like they thought it would be. Here's an example: "the CEO of White Castle goes undercover, and finds that working in fast food is more than burgers than fries" or something along the lines of that. Well, I've been trying to think of some of my own terrible puns, hoping maybe CBS will use them for the next season of the show. If it makes it to a second season, I mean. It's not a very good show. But anyways, here's one I thought of:

The CEO of Lays goes undercover to find that the job isn't all that and a bag of chips.

Sound good?

I'll be waiting, America's Most Watched Network.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Clouds Stop And Move Above Me, Too Bad They Can't Help Me.

It seems that most of my blogs lately have been the result of being bummed out for God knows what reasons and a substantial amount of overthinking, basically. I've been thinking basically about how real life can just..........consume us, you know?

This is something I'd pretty much known, but never fully realized until now. For example, I was having a bad night and took out my frustrations on this girl I used to talk to and hung out with one day, and after that day we hung out, she barely spoke to me after that. I thought it was because she hated me or something like that, but she told me that she also barely talks to anyone because work and all of that takes up much of their life, and I was just like "what the hell?" Who am I to get angry at her? But anyways, it just sucks that life has to be like this.

Like, ever since high school, I've lost a lot of what I had in high school. I had a large amount of friends, which sounds arrogant, this I know, but I talked to a lot of people and hung out with numerous people, but now I barely talk to anybody anymore. It just sucks and it's absolute bullshit that work and college have to take away our lives, you know? I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer or anything like that, but I just hate this so much. And I'm not the only one, I'm sure.

Then again, a lot of people who work and have school find time to be with friends and people they love, so I suppose it goes both ways. Hehe. You know you're thinking something dirty. Pervs. :P

Anyways, I'll end this blog for now. Just some thoughts of mine. Later.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thoughts For The Evening.

Isn't it interesting how simply speaking our minds can bring such mixed emotions to us? We all seem to keep things inside and sometimes, we hold back from telling people how we really feel, yet sometimes, in my opinion, it's good to get those feelings out and tell people how we feel, as the John Mayer song says "say what you need to say." Then again, he also wrote a song that says "I'm never speaking up again, it only hurts me," so take that advice with a grain of salt, I suppose. Regardless, I think, in some cases, it's good to get those feelings out, whether the reaction from the person is positive or negative. It's better to say too much than to say nothing at all, as the saying goes, is it not?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

There Was Nothing To Fear And Nothing To Doubt.

I like Radiohead. I like their music. I like their vocals. I like their drummer. So, pretty much, they're fantastic. One of my current favorites, actually. They're so strange and such an inventive band, that I can't find a reason not to like them. I like a lot of their songs, but my favorite song by them is the incredibly vaguely titled Pyramid Song. No, it's not about a pyramid. Though it is a song. And a damn good one at that. It's such an odd song because it doesn't even sound like it has a time signature (for us music buffs here ;D). It starts out as this depressing and creepy piano ballad, and then once the drums come in.....well, it's still a depressing, creepy piano ballad, but with really jazzy drums. Plus it has a super weird and interesting video. Basically, according to Wikipedia, it's about this guy who's the only survivor of some catastrophic event that's caused his house and city to be submerged entirely in water. And.....well, I'll just let you watch it.

Oh, and the lyrics are absolutely amazing. Even though they're rather simple.

Here it is.


Or not. Apparently, I can't find the legit video for the song on Youtube. :/ Still a great song regardless.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Kid A, Kid A.

I probably could've thrown this in with my last blog, but I figured I would split it up into two different blogs. Alright? Alright! So, last night, as I said, I went and hung out with friends, which I greatly enjoyed. You knew that. Anyways, after I hung out for a while, I debated on heading home, considering it was about 2 in the morning and all. Well, I decided to drive around for a bit, and it was a pretty surreal thing to do, not going to lie. I don't know what it is. I guess it's the feeling of freedom and being able to drive and how there's nobody around except for you and the road. I can't precisely explain it. It's a great stress reliever, actually. Which I suppose doesn't really seem to make sense, considering it's just me driving around at night in a small town, but regardless, it's definitely a tremendous feeling, and I would completely be up for doing it again. It's just not comparable to driving around a bigger city like.........New York City? Yeah, it's a big city. I wasn't doubting it was, I just wanted to think of a better example. Oh well.

Plus I was driving home to We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, so that probably helped the whole "epicness" of what occured.

Anyways, I just felt like sharing that. Bye for now!


There Are Two Colors In My Head.

So, these last couple of days, I've been doing something that I haven't really done in a while: hung out with friends. Which sounds horrible but I really don't get to do it incredibly often due to working and school. These last few days have been great, actually. I've hung out with people that I haven't hung with in an extended period of time, and even though we didn't really do anything super exciting, I still had an absolute blast. It's weird to think about, but sometimes just sitting around and talking about nothing with friends is more fun than actually going and doing an activity of some sort, in all honesty.

Lately, I've been kinda down and have been swamped with school and working and things of that nature, so I've been grateful to get out of the house and go out and do something, you know? It's a really freeing feeling to be out doing things I love to do and hanging out with people I love to hang out with. I look forward to hanging with more people in the future.

I really need to get out more. ;)

Latas on the menjay.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm Never Speaking Up Again.

This song that I'm about to post, I can completely relate to. Well, not entirely, but somewhat. Wow, I'm not making sense. Well, anyways, this song is pretty much about how sometimes, we all say things that get us in trouble, pretty much. Whether we say something to make somebody angry, sad, confused, or anything of that nature, or we say something that we don't mean, we've all been in situations like this. Everyone's probably also been on the recieving end of this situation as well, being the person who's been told something that's hurt them. But, I guess, I don't know.

Personally, that's what makes us all human. We all make mistakes, and as long as the mistake isn't absolutely horrible or unforgivable, then as far as I'm concerned, they deserve to be forgiven for what they've done. Sure, at the time, it probably pissed you off at the time, but if the person feels badly about it and they didn't like, kill your dog or something, then forgive them, damn it. There've been so many situations where I've seen friendships torn apart and nearly ended because of just......ridiculous arguments and things of that nature. It just frustrates me that us, the most imperfect species probably on this planet, are unwilling to forgive people for petty things.

I know that I'm not perfect, and I'll be the first person to say that I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. I probably say and do things that piss people off or annoy them, but as the song says "I just wanna be liked, just wanna be funny, I guess the joke's on me."

Anyways, enough ranting and venting. Enjoy the song:


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Radio, Live Transmission.

So, really random fact: Thus far, the new Smashing Pumpkins release I talked about eons ago, Teargarden by Kaleidyscopy, has been incredibly good. Though, I wish it would go a bit quicker with the releasing of songs (it was announced in December and it's March and we're only 3 songs in out of 44), but however, all three songs have been incredibly good. The lyrics aren't perfect by any means, but the music is incredibly good and catchy, and Billy sounds like he's really determined to make this project not suck. And new drummer Mike Byrne, who's barely older than myself, seems to be doing fairly well as well. Though he's no Jimmy Chamberlin, but then again, who in the hell is?

Anyways, I'm having a difficult time determining my favorite of the three released. A Song For A Son is the most epic, and I love the guitar solo and just the whole song in general. Widow Wake My Mind is incredibly catchy, and the last minute or so is probably one of the coolest sounding things I've ever heard. And the newest song, A Stitch in Time, is very mellow and acoustic, which I also love.

Decide for yourself: (courtesy of smashingpumpkins.com)

New Stuff!

Hi there! So, in case you haven't noticed, I've made some changes to my blog. The first you may have noticed is the title. It's no longer "Tales of Misfortune". I thought that sounded kinda upsetting, even though it isn't meant to be in any way. It's actually the name of this fictional soap opera parody I made up a couple of years ago, and I thought it was funny. Well, I changed the title to "My Head Is A Box Full of Nothing," a lyric from the song Catch My Disease by Ben Lee. You probably knew that, but I need to fill space in this blog, damn it. *wink*

Anyways, amongst the numerous changes, I've changed the font to a font known as Georgia. Whether it's related to the state or the African country, I do not know, but I do know that it is an absolutely badass looking font. Wouldn't you agree? Also, I've made a few other subtle changes, such as the colors of the background and whatnot. I was trying to make this blog look a bit more interesting and quite frankly, I got sick of looking at my old blog's setup, so I figured "why not switch it up?" Alas, this is the result of that switching up experiment.

Hope you enjoy it.