Wednesday, December 31, 2003


2003 by the numbers:
365 days
58 skier days
34,000 miles driven
40 days without my car
7 Dave Matthews shows (1 D&T, 4 DMB, 2 D&F)
3 Trips outside New England and New York ( Utah, Florida, Columbus, OH)
2,099 miles from home when in Utah (furthest ever)
21 states I was in at some point (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, UT, OH, IL, TX)
5 girls dated, feel like I am missing one OR 3 using John's definition
0 times I had sex (879 days and counting)
277 livejournal entries
5 days longest consecutive streak without an entry (Jan1 - Jan5)
32 entries in March (high for year)
2 top ten life days (Alta Powder Day and Central Park Dave Matthews show)
4676 pictures taken on my new camera
1364 songs on my iPod
4 months in my new apartment
2700 dollars worth of damage to my car
230 days I worked
230 days I worked and wanted to quit

I got some new hats

My entry from last year CLASSIC PICTURES!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

First Supper
AFter another lovely day at work, Kate came to my house and we used my new cookbook to make some raviolis and sauce. I have attached some pictures so you all can see me just what it looks like when I cook. I do want to thank Chris for clearing up the definition of a garlic clove. It turned out great and as far as I can tell Kate actually enjoyed my cooking. It was the first time she visited so that was good, it was a great evening.

Now I am going to bed. Tomorrow's the last day of the year are y'all ready.


Random Pictures of Me

Yup Yup Yup!!!

Monday, December 29, 2003

Middle of the Day

Random Boston Pictures including tearing down the Central Artery, a giant ship and other pictures of Boston. I just decided to post some pictures because well I can if I want to.

Its been quite a thrilling day hear at work. Earlier in the day some guy bought ten pizzas and randomly handed them out to different groups of people. I don't know who he was since he doesn't work in our group, but I thought it was really nice. The people ate them all, but I just wasn't sure about taking free pizzas and it turns out my restraint paid off because almost everybody who ate the pizzas got sick. Now I don't know if they were poisoned or what, but it really seems suspicious to me. The people were running around like crazy and yakking in trash barrels, it was like a scene out of a zombie movie. Sadly enough I didn't take pictures because, well, it just seemed wrong. So be aware of a random pizza delivery guy giving out free pizzas, they might upset your stomach a little bit. Very strange!!!

Another Weekend in Maine, Surprise!!!

My Weekend in Maine

I'm not gonna talk about the weekend because well its just the same old thing again, well at least for the most part. So what am I going to write about well lets see. How 'bout the fact that I love my iPod and I am really starting to get into the iTunes thing. I keep buying songs, which at a dollar song could start getting expensive. It is tough to not just buy everything I see. My favorite part is downloading my favorite songs I can remember from the past and just dumping the on the iPod. The whole single song thing ( almost typed song + thing = thong), boy its gettin late, means i get quite a diverse group of artists, from Paul Simon to System of A Down. Yep thats right Britt I got Sugar by SOAD and also some Rage Against the Machine. I was thinking of having some sort of a get Keegan updated with the music scene and borrowing CD's from people who actually listen to more than three artists. So if some people, errr Collage Kids could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

Artists I want most:
1) Pearl Jam
2) Red Hot Chili Peppers
3) Nirvana
4) U2
5) Avril Lavigne
6) Led Zeppelin

However I am willing to accept anything, just to fill up my computer and prevent me from buying more songs. I gotta finish my favorite songs of all time playlist and my favorite songs that get me in a psyched, like that Woo Hoo song by some band I can't remember, but I think the video has the band in a box bouncing off the walls.

Okay its getting late I should be heading to bed.

Friday, December 26, 2003

Christmas Passed

Christmas Day Slideshow
The day has finally passed, there are now 365 shopping days until Christmas (the world breathes a collective sigh of relief). I have observed a bunch of interesting things about people and the holidays. First of all most people get so wrapped up in it they don't enjoy the time spent with family. Thankfully we have a relatively small family so we are able to just have a great time and it becomes more about hanging out and chatting then giving gifts. Speaking of gifts I have also found I prefer giving to receiving. I am a very bad gift receiver, it seems no matter what the gift is I just don't show any emotion or excitement, its not because I don't like my gifts, because I was quite happy with everything I received. Perhaps it is the neat freak inside who realizes I will have the gift at my house and need to store it somewhere. It could also be my rigorous process of picking out a gift and only buying the perfect gift for each and every person and my high standards being passed on to everybody else. So if you give me a present and don't really receive a reaction, its not you, its me.

Another peculiar thing I observed came at various points, but especially after the big day. Friends seemed to be a big part of our day, from the conference call with Vanessa to the visit from Ryan to the night at Nissa's and finally with the rush to the internet for pictures and IM's about each other's holiday. The internet and cell phones seem to bring us closer and encourage us to connect at times when we typically wouldn't have in the past, which is definitely a good thing. Maybe I am just noticing it because of my lack of friends at the holidays in the past, but it seems to be a little different than how things migh have occurred ten years ago.

Finally, I noticed my almost complete absence of girlfriend thoughts. In the past at the holidays I have typically been down because of a lack there of, but this year I didn't stop to think about it at all. Instead I just enjoyed the holiday and realized I have things pretty good anyway and while it would be nice, Christmas is still a bunch of fun. I will admit my complacency about the situation kind of makes me nervous, I don't want to become tooo comfortable with being single though, because it probably wouldn't be the best thing for me. We'll see what next year brings though.

I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday and it is now time to shift our focus to the past year for a couple days and then gaze ahead to the fresh start we will be given in a week's time. 2004 is upon us and I plan on living each of the 366 days to their fullest.

Peace to all,

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Yes the merry day is upon us already. I have had quite the day from a rather relaxed and boring day at work to crazy funny ringing in Christmas at Miss Nissa Perrot's house. Since you all know my work is extra boring I will start at the point where I got off the train in Salem and ran in the rain to my car. I quickly jetted in my Jetta to my Dad's house in The 'Bury. It was great to see everybody over there since it is such a rarity for me to visit. I got to see his pictures from Las Vegas and more importantly the Hoover Dam, can't wait to check out the dam. I finally got some digital pics of my dad and I and even some one with Brendan, how very festive. Okay need to keep moving. Dad's Christmas Eve Slideshow

Next stop 39R to visit the other half of the family. You gotta love those split up families nothing like adding extra stress to your holidays. Lots of people there which always makes things extra fun. As you can see from the pictures we went crazy and basically did a ton of things including eating a lot of food: meatballs, lunchable type cracker sandwiches, chocolate, veggies and dip and soda pop. Becky showed up and then the hits kept coming with a visit from OJ and the Emoster (haven't seen that kid in ages). At one point we called Vanessa at home and put her on spearkerphone so she could chat it up with all of us. Check this out --->
Vanessa on speakerphone with her grandmother singing Croatian Christmas carolsWe continued with our fun and then moved the party to Nissa's house. 39R Christmas Eve Slideshow

I finally saw Nissa for the first time since the summer, which was nice. There was an adult party going on along with a smaller kid party well smaller until we showed up. Of course with Ry, Emily, Becky, Britt and me adding to the kids party it was bound to change. We enjoyed catching up for a little while before a little gift exchanging. It was very chill and once again a good time was had by all. The holidays are so great in that you just end up seeing people you really like spending time with and have only few commitments which allows you to have some quality time. I stayed there for a while and then drove all the way back to Salem. Yes I know I could have stayed in The 'Bury, but I just wanted to go back water my tree, shower in the morning, change into new clothes and sleep in my own bed. Nissa's Christmas Eve Slideshow

Okay thats it for now. Vanessa, I hope you enjoyed the picture and the video clip. Fingers crossed for the gift you really want, I guess the LJ scene will see very soon.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Christmas Eve

Yes I know this picture has nothing to do with Christmas, BUT I was looking at some old pics and I thought this was a funny one. Plus Britt seeing as Vanessa is at the beach today, you might be able to post the first comment to my LJ. Who goes to the beach on Christmas Eve? I suppose if it was warm enough up here we would, well I guess I can't because I have to be at this hell hole known as work.

Okay I am done, I hope you all have a great holiday. I can't wait to go to 39R for some crazy Christmas fun.


Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Happy Holidays!!!

It is almost THE day and since most of us will be busy tomorrow I wanted to take the chance to wish you all a Merry Christmas!! Have a safe holiday and enjoy the time spent with your family. It has been an exhausting couple of weeks with Christmas shopping and everything else associated with the holidays and I am looking forward to just hanging out on Christmas day and hopefully eating some yummy food.

I just came up with a great idea, Question of the Day. What will you be doing for the Christmas holiday?

Eleven years ago on this date Dave Matthews played Christmas Song for the first time. In the spirit of the holidays I have uploaded it for your listening pleasure. Christmas Song (1992.12.23) Enjoy!!!

Monday, December 22, 2003

What a day it's been already?

I never know whether to capitalize just the first word, all the words or only the larger words in the subject. Can anybody provide me with some insight on that one?

Story of my weekend was that I was sick all weekend. I went to Maine and skiied but only for a few runs and then went back home to watch TV, play guitar and do crossword puzzle (thanks Vanessa). I did manage to make it to the Grizz on Saturday night. I stayed in Maine to watch Driven: Dave Matthews on VH-1 and then went home. I saw Return of the King and was quite satisfied with the whole trilogy. On my way there I remembered how over three years ago in the summer of 2001 I was at the Loews Theatre in Danvers and saw the first movie poster for the Lord of the Rings series. At the time I had no idea what the Lord of the Rings thing was all about and thought, how daring it was they were making three movies about some video game without even showing one to test the waters. Fast forward three years and I have read four books by J.R.R. Tolkien and went to see each movie within a week of its release. What a difference a few years makes?

Things I hate about being sick:
1) You can't do any physical activities.
2) Hallucinating in my sleep.
3) The constant aches and pains.
4) Not knowing when you are better, it seems to just happen one day.
5) Feeling okay in the morning and then by five or six at night you feel like shit again.
6) Lack of appetite (even for pizza)
7) Phlegm!!

Things I like about being sick:
1) Its nice to sit on your ass sometimes and do nothing but watch TV.
2) I seem to play the guitar better, well at least I did this weekend.
3) Some people call in sick to work, so that is good.

That's it, I think the general consensus is being sick really sucks!!!

This was a funny IM this morning so I am adding it since I am apparently out of humor for my LJ.
Essa02 (11:15:23 AM): how are you?
KeegSands (11:15:25 AM): godo
KeegSands (11:15:27 AM): good
KeegSands (11:15:38 AM): godo being a close relative to the extinct dodo
Essa02 (11:15:47 AM): hahaha
KeegSands (11:15:51 AM): he was smaller and went extinct sooner
Essa02 (11:15:58 AM): aww poor bird
KeegSands (11:16:02 AM): thats why you never heard about him
Essa02 (11:16:17 AM): HA!

Thursday, December 18, 2003

I Keep Going and Going and Going

Okay so today was a crazy day for me. I walked to the train again, but unfortunately I was iPod-less. So in its absence I decided to sing. I had to keep checking around me to make sure nobody could here me. The highlight of the walk would have to be the old Macintosh box in somebody's trash, this thing was old school as in 1985 style. I have included a picture of it in This Here Slideshow.

Work was the same old crap except since it was John's birthday we had some cake which made me extra hyper in the afternoon and I was noticeably off the wall. Oh well hyper makes the day go by faster. I was tempted to go and see Return of the King, but at 200 minutes in length I think they will miss me at work.

Today was Vanessa's last day in the city, which is very sad. It is hard to believe she really won't be BACK until the end of the summer. I mean yeah she will be around in January and then in May, but for just brief periods of time. :o( Oh well enjoy Europe, get out and see the world while you can, I am very jealous.

What else? Oh yeah the basketball game. My mom hooked me up with some sweet Celtics tickets and I asked Victor, the biggest basketball fan I know if he wanted to go. We got to the Fleet, my second night in a row, and found the seats which were five rows off of the floor. Now I am not a huge basketball fan, but it was an amazing game. Not only was it a good game because of Antoine Walker's first time back at the Fleet since his trade, but it was also the first game with the new guys from the recent trade. The Celtics struggled for most of the game and couldn't get rebounds and missed a ton of shots. The were behind most of the way until the end of the fourth quarter when they really came alive. The lead changed several times in the last couple minutes with each team firing back and forth at each other. In the end it came to to Pierce hitting a jumper over Walker and then Walker missing a key shot in the last seconds leaving the Celtics with a come from behind victory. Everybody was out of control, it was as if we had one the World Championship.
Highlights of the game:
1) Several tres attractive ladies in the stands.
2) The various shots of the crowd doing there thing.
3) Movie clips on the jumbotron to inspire the fans. (Hoosiers, Network, Brave Heart, A Few Good Men)
4) Free hot dogs.
5) Lucky the mascot, at first he was annoying but he grows on ya.
6) The come from behind victory.

Upon getting back home I completed my Christmas shopping on Ofoto. So yes some of you should be expecting some of my photography for the holidays. It caused a little more than I hoped, but I finished it all with the click of a few buttons, which to me makes it all worth the extra money. Okay I am exhausted and have to go out again tomorrow night for the BoCaNO Christmas party. Hmmmmm, maybe I will bring my guitar for some caroling.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Another Great Night

Many of you know tonight I went to see Dave at the Fleet Center with his friends, I didn't go with his friends, but they performed with him. Mark and I had some front row seats which was pretty sweet. After meeting some friends for a couple drinks before the show I was able to sneak my camera in by disguising it in my pocket as a cell phone. Once we got to our seats we were pretty excited since they were better than about 18000 other people's seats. The show began and I started snapping away because everybody around me was also taking pictures. After eleven pictures a security guy came over and made me give him my battery so I was out of luck. I didn't really care because I knew it was a risk I was taking. Bottom line is I am not trying that stunt again besides the cost of the battery, which thankfully I had an extra of, the pictures just come out shitty. I did enjoy the rest of the show, with some highlights being Some Devil and a Trey and Dave acoustic duet on both Everyday and Waste. I don't have much more to say about the show partly because it is 1:30 in the morning.

Tomorrow night is going to be another late one since I will probably be going to the Celtics game. I probably shouldn't seeing as I have some more Christmas present activities to do, but you only live once right.

Have a great night y'all. By the way tonight was my 40th show I guess the big Four-One will have to wait until next year.

Monday, December 15, 2003

The Hits Keep Coming

Yep it has been a full weekend. It all started with me picking my car up on Friday, which led to the work holiday party and karaoke. The next day was Christmas Tree Cutting time with Van and Britt. It was quite an adventure. I dropped them off in Boston and then off to Providence for some Dave Matthews and Friends. The concert was unbelieveable especially because I had second row seats, definitely in my top 5 of 39 shows. Next morning it was up early for a couple days of skiing with my stepbrother Zack. Cold on Sunday and kind of miserable, but mother nature stepped in again and dropped nineteen more inches of snow on us last night. We shovelled out and skiied today and of course it was amazing. I decided to not wuss out and due tele today, and it definitely paid off. The flat stuff is now going to be so easy since I can now go through some messed up powder with relative ease. For once in my life I am actually proud of myself. Made it home and continued work on my Christmas presents. Tomorrow night is the second Dave Matthews show and this time I will be sitting in the front row. I will be sneaking the camera in with the hope security is lax like in Providence.

Total miles driven since getting the car back, 675. It seems to be working okay.

I took a test online at To get to it go to choose the Free Personality Test and then choose the Physical Attraction test. It is a good way to that we are quite shallow. Enjoy the test and my results especially my tendency to like younger girls with a good gap. Attraction Test Results

Friday, December 12, 2003


It was over forty days and forty nights since I last drove my car and at first it was a bit strange, but within minutes I was one with the car. The best part about getting it back was that the same song was still playing on the CD player as I pulled out of the lot, Drive In, Drive Out. I drove all the way into the city this morning because I couldn't stand the thought of leaving it more than a mile away and because the holiday party at work is tonight.

I finally have a good answer for the question: Where Do You Want To Go Today? Anywhere I Want To!!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2003

First Time For Everything

So yes the picture is accurate and not doctored in anyway I did sing at a Karaoke last night in Boston. We were out for BoCaNO and the singing began so we grabbed the song list and started looking through it. I couldn't believe how many songs there were, but despite this fact I couldn't find anything I liked. The only Dave Matthews songs were Crash Into Me (impossible) and What Would You Say (very dependent on the Dave vocals). I considered "Ain't Nuthin But a "G" Thang", "Ice, Ice Baby" and "Drops of Jupiter", but finally settled on what I know, Dave. Yep I sang to "What Would You Say", I took a shot before I went up to sing and I don't know if it made a difference or not, but once I was up there it wasn't too bad. I started to really get into and the crowd started cheering, I don't know if it was due to me being good or bad, but afterwards a couple of guys gave me high fives which was cool.

I am pretty excited because I just didn't think I had it in me. Its good preparation for the Holiday Party at work and for the Backstage. What have I started?

Okay its gettin late time to go to bed.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Late Night Radio

Yep thats a great David Gray song and for some reason just popped in my head. I am slowly becoming a night person and can't seem to figure out why. Here's a list
Reasons for my new sleep schedules:
1) Ski weekends keep me up until very late at night.
2) No car means I can walk to the train whenever I want to.
3) It gets dark so soon I don't know when I am supposed to sleep anymore.
4) Internet at home allows me to chat until all hours of the night.
5) Skiing means I have to do more errands during the week.
6) The collage kids schedule is contagious.

Whatever the reason I am not sure whether I like it or not. So here I sit writing something to waste away more time tonight, but also to save me time in the morning at work. I am tired tonight from doing the other half of my laundry and from going through my 6600 pictures trying to narrow them down for my Ofoto Christmas. I am slowly getting there the number is now around 240 pictures, its hard because each one is like my baby and nobody should have to live through a Sophie's Choice situation.

Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Have 2 Feet Will Travel

I made it back, yes I am back at the helm here at the Lafayette Corporate Center. The commute this morning was relatively painless, I shifted my stuff from my messenger bag to a backpack, wore some boots instead and stuck my shoes in my backpack like a woman and altered my course due to a lack of sidewalks. However when all was said and done the walk took the same amount of time and I made it to work in a very timely manner. Last week I made the entry about adding a little snow to a commute, well I find people have dealt with the addition of 30 inches of snow fairly well up in Salem. We received the highest snow amounts in Massachusetts and it is certainly evident on my street. Let me just say thank goodness I don't have my car because I wouldn't have anywhere to put it. I will be getting it back for sure either Wednesday or Thursday depending on when I get up to Portsmouth, at this point it doesn't really make much of a difference. I can't wait to give my precious a big hug.

Friday - I drove up to Maine and had a little confusion with Travis about the key. He made it up to the Outpost (what I am calling the house in Maine) at 1:45 AM and I was able to get inside and go to bed.
Saturday - We woke up to no snow on the ground outside and went skiing. I telemarked for the first time and it went very well, I look forward to a long free heeling winter and some sore leg muscles. The snow started in the early afternoon and continued throughout the rest of the day. I went to Noelle's birthday party at her house and had some fantastic food, wonderful wine, and super shots. We even had a little dance party at one point, even Hagrid was dancing. We followed up the party with a trip to Tango Mary's to catch Entrain. We left at 11 when there was about a foot of snow on the ground and slowly made our way to White Cap. Danced the night away there, yes I know me dancing who would have thought. You can see pictures of a couple making out at Tango Mary's, we took a whole bunch of fake outs. They were just all over each other and we had to capture it on the camera. Kate, Mark and I left and managed to push the car out of the now 16 inches of snow on the ground. The window on my mom's car was fogged and we, oh I hated doing it, wiped off the inside of the windshield. Somehow we managed to make it back to Noelle's and I then made my way back to the Outpost. Bear River Road was covered in snow and all I could see was two tire tracks in front of me. I didn't know if I was on the right or left side of the road I just kept going forward. After a long time I made it to Riverwood Drive, stepped on the gas and plowed through the end of the street, unfortunately my headlights got covered and I couldn't see where I was going, but I couldn't stop for fear I would be stuck. I made it to where I thought the driveway was and turned only to get stuck half in the driveway. I jumped out and ran inside to get Travis, after yelling his name a dozen times I finally shook him awake. He grumbled and came outside to help me move the car. We had about 20 inches at this point and after about a half hour we were able to move the car into the driveway. Finally I jumped in bed around 1:30AM.
Sunday - This time we woke up and there was plenty of snow on the ground. I wanted to get up to the mountain early, but certain things stood in my way, they were called snowflakes. We were up at 6:45 and outside shoveling within minutes. I jumped out and tooks some pictures and noticed they hadn't plowed our street which is about a quarter mile long. We shoveled the driveway out to the street and then began the tedious task of shoveling the street. I abandoned this project and worked on shoveling out my mom's car. We were slowly progressing and I decided to try and turn the car around, of course this was the impatient foolish Keegan thinking and I managed to get the car stuck in a ditch. I finished shoveling the other half of the driveway out to the street before we tried to get the car out. After several attempts we finally put the car into reverse and both pushed it out of the ditch, but since it was in gear it rolled back in to a snow bank on the other side. A much needed food break was had and I talked to Amy who said they had finally shoveled out to Bear River Road and were planning on going to the mountain soon. I had to get to the mountain, so I packed my gear up and began walking to Amy's. On the way there a guy in a pickup truck offered me a ride in the back so I hopped in and got dropped off at Amy's. We finally made it to the mountain and experience the rare event of powder skiing in New England. My legs were still sore from tele, but I managed to ski for a couple hours. The girls dropped me off at the house which was now plowed out and I started to do a little cleaning up. Once again I became impatient and got the car stuck again. Luckily Amy and Jennie were able to help my push it out of the othe ditch and it stayed unstuck for the rest of the weekend.

Monday - I woke up early and finished cleaning up the yard and the car. It was so nice to have everything cleaned off and organized. I skied for about five hours and then made my way back to Massachusetts. Hopped on the train, but didn't have money for the ticket, the guy let it slide. We got stopped in North Beverly for a half hour and finally made it to Salem. The walk home from the train was tough because there weren't sidewalks and somehow I made it back. I can't tell you how great it was to be back at my apartment. What a long weekend.

Weekend by the Numbers
36 inches of snow at the Outpost ( Maine ski house)
300 miles travelled
8 times I listened to the same DMB mix CD because it was all I had
45 minutes waiting in the car outside the house for Travis
3 skier days
1 pair of shoes for the entire weekend
6 hours spent shoveling
12 times I cleaned the snow off of a car
9 people at Noelle's birthday party
4 times I got the car stuck
37 hours of snow
2 shots of Mr. Dooley's
27 trails open before the storm
65 trails open after the storm
1 run before I fell face first into the snow on the powder day and almost lost my ski
166 pictures taken over the weekend

I hope everybody is doing well and made it safely through the snowstorm. I can only imagine what the rest of the winter has in store for us.

Friday, December 5, 2003

Very Strange

LJ Community for people who think they are faeries Its a weird one.

BTW No car until next week.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Last night was the tree lighting in Boston Common so I met up with Britt, Vanessa, Becky and Holly to check out the festivities. We got there and were all hungry but agreed we would stand through some of it. After a half an hour are stomachs got the best of us and we went to eat at Upper Crust on Charles Street. The show in the Common had also gone sour with a horrible singing number by the MUCH younger sister of Mrs. Claus. Please I don't need to starve just to sit through that crap.

A classic scene occurred at Upper Crust while we were standing in line trying to decide what type of pizza to buy. A guy called the manager on the phone requesting a delivery, but he would only tell her his apartment number. She kept asking him what street he lives on and he would only reiterate his apartment number. She asked again saying she would need to know what his address was before he could deliver the pizza. We just stood back and watched as she hung up and he called back and she just left the phone on the counter. HA!! The pizza was great, its a good thing I was with so many Santas, because they helped make finishing two pizzas possible. Very impressive ladies!

Next up was the debating about what to do next and we finally settled on Elf at the LBC but only after going from street corner to street corner. The movie was hilarious and only made funnier by the muppet laugher two seats down on my right. Went back to 100 Beacon to pass the time away, good times hanging out like a college kid, gotta love dorm life. Finally walked to the train and then ran to my house from Salem station because I just wanted to get home.

The fun continued this morning because since I can't stop in Salem I had to pack my bags and carry them all the way to the train and then to work. It sucks not having a car and the cold weather doesn't help at all.

Thursday, December 4, 2003

The Gayest Picture of Me Ever

Cool Link

Awesome Super Mario Brothers 3 Video

The Long Cold Walk

I am frozen solid from walking all over the place in this cold. I walked to the train station and then North Station to work and then the same thing backwards. I definitely know why I spend $370 a month for my car. Hopefully it will be in my possession again on Friday, fingers crossed.

We had a little BoCaNO tonight at the Kinsale and it just so happened that it was trivia night. Bottom line: We sucked. Of the 17 or so teams we were in last place or at least nearly last. Our team was, Jennie, Kate, Amy and I. We got a lot of questions right, but it wasn't enough to compete with the rest of the teams. It was hella fun and we got some fun pictures.

Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Takin' It Back To The Old Skool

I was looking through some old pictures and figured I needed to post some of them on the LJ since when the pictures were taken there was no LJ. I hope you enjoy them, some are almost five years old.


My ingredients: Milk chocolate, peanuts, corn syrup, sugar, skim milk, butter, mkilfat, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, lactose, salt, egg whites and artificial flavor.

What am I?

If you guessed:

You were correct!!!

Over 500,000 Commuters + 6AM Snow Squall = Disaster

We had our first snow in Boston today, it was only about a half an inch, but it sure did wreak havoc on the commuting. I drove down the street and knew right away it would be better to just brave the cold and walk. I snapped a couple pictures of the cars on the road, notice how icy it is and in the final picture the cars are sliding all over the place. I think I made a good decision.

Later y'all,

"Remember two things, love your mother and leave only footprints." - David John Matthews

Monday, December 1, 2003

It was a great day!!!

Lets go over the good things in my day!!
1) Woke up on time.
2) Bought my T pass at the Red Lion Smoke Shop and didn't miss my train.
3) Paid off my outstanding parking tickets.
4) Almost finished the crossword on the way in to Boston, with a little help from my friend Stephanie.
5) Cancelled HBO and Cinemax.
6) Found out my car may be ready by Friday.
7) Learned that REI sold tele gear and could have my skis ready by Friday.
8) Figured out the SEC Yield database problem.
9) Calculated expenses and fixed any outstanding issues.
10) Devoured a yummy Wild Mountain Chicken Sandwich from Wendy's. (If you haven't had it go now they are open late.)
11) Had some delicious apple pie.
12) Ate some of Julie's birthday cake.
13) Unsubsribed to just before they charged me for another month.
14) Left work after only eight and a half hours.
15) Caught the 5:25 express to Salem. (I didn't even know there was such a train)
16) Mom told me I could keep the car for another night.
17) Talked to landlord, Jesse, about using his washer and dryer.
18) Got some cool tele bindings and poles at REI.
19) Finally bought some groceries.

I am sure I missed some stuff, but it is good to leave the list on a prime number. So yes it was a good day and btw one more good thing is that I am taking the next two Mondays off from work and enjoying the early season skiing.

EDIT: I forgot this one. 20) Vanessa is back in Beantown.