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Journal: Random Thoughts of the Day

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So, here are my random thoughts of the day.

I've recently taken a big shift as far as my interests are concerned. I find myself very interested in history, particularly European and Chinese history.

Whenever I read European history, I get a feeling that I was born a couple hundred years too late. I mean, I like a lot about the world we live in, but at the same time, there's so much to be said for that time period. Maybe that's just because I assume I wouldn't be one of the 95% of people for whom life would suck.

Still, I have had numerous dreams in which I was a figure from history. Like Patton in "Patton," I have the strangest feelings. When we visited Pskov and went to the battle site where Prince Alexander Nevsky fought the Teutonic Knights, I felt like I had been there before. Nine hundred years before, I was there on that battlefield. I surveyed the terrain, discussed the situation with my officers, tested the depth of the ice on the lake, and finally charged into battle with my horsemen. That has appeared in my dreams many times recently.

I have recently had a number of dreams in which I starred as Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, Frederick the Great, Eisenhower, and Bradley. Okay, so the last two aren't hundreds of years back, but ask me if I care.

I also enjoy Chinese history for the simple fact that their entire society is completely different from everything I am used to. I find China to be a fascinating place due to the fact that all ideas that have originated are entirely different there. I would like to go there sometime to see how life is different there.

I have never imagined myself as a Chinese person, but I think that would be a fun dream. Most of the time, I envision myself fighting the Chinese. Since, realistically, I think that's what we're headed for. American and Chinese culture cannot coexist peacefully without major change.

So. My random thoughts of the day.
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Journal: Idea 1

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I have an idea. What say we just agree that we fucked up, as far as this October is concerned? We can just pretend it never happened - purge all records of this month having existed. We'll agree that we share in the blame, take the next 10 days off to get ready for November, and then make November a good month.

Sound good to everyone else?
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Journal: Day

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Insane day. More insane than any I've had in a long time.

I've got to stop going to the Lost Dog.

Sigh...friend issues big on the agenda today. Maybe that'll get worked out soon. Hopefully.
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Journal: Songs

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Okay, time for a weird topic:

Sarah - the Ataris - "In This Diary", U2 - "Sweetest Thing", Foo Fighters - "Everlong", Train - "Drops of Jupiter"

Rachel - U2 - "With or Without You", U2 - "Where the Streets Have No Name"

Tim L. - Butthole Surfers - "Pepper", King Missile - "Detachable Penis",

Madeline - Jimmy Eat World - "Praise Chorus," Incubus - "Warning"

Chris S. - Nirvana - "In Bloom", Seether - "Fine Again"

Ben A. - Staind(?) - "Price to Play", Chumbawumba - "Tub Thumping"

Andrew R. - Offspring - "Pretty Fly for a White Guy", Weird Al - "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi"

David L. - Counting Crows - "Rain King"

Sam L. - Fountains of Wayne - "Stacey's Mom"

Joe - System of a Down - "Aerials", System of a Down - "Jet Pilot"

Dan W. - Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones"

Me - Foo Fighters - "Learn to Fly", John Mayer - "Bigger Than My Body"

Okay, that's about all I have...anyone else have any weird, random song associations?
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Journal: A healthy combination

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Jealous. And angry. Jealous and angry. A healthy combination. Tired, too.

It's also be nice if I didn't feel like a First Class Heel.

(In case you were wondering, these are not love life problems. You know who you are.)
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Journal: Said I would not understand

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Am I the only one who wishes there was school tomorrow?

I really need to get my shit together, in every sense of it. Emotionally, physically, professionally, educationally...

I really don't know what's wrong. I have a flying lesson scheduled for Saturday that I don't want to go to. I want to cancel it.

Really. Who am I kidding?

Off to another night of not sleeping...
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Journal: Dreams

Journal by drunkrussian
They're back, and they're awful. These dreams are so terrible I'm having trouble sleeping.

I can't take much more of this. I need sleep...
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Journal: Weekend Ending

Journal by drunkrussian
Well, except for a few good moments here and there, this weekend has pretty much sucked. I have spent most of it angry, dejected, and tired. Even sleeping hasn't helped, since most of the time my dreams have just made things worse.

Great way to start off the week. I still find it sad that I'm wishing I could go to work all day...

Luckily, I don't have all that much homework. However, I couldn't bring myself to do it yesterday, and today it's just been forced. I can force myself to do work, but I absolutely hate it.

I really was hoping to write more of the prequel this weekend. Doesn't look like that'll be happening any time soon. My writing is terrible if done in this state (except, of course, when that effect is desired, as in the part I wrote for Andrew's sequel).

There's next weekend to look forward to -- but really, is there any reason to believe it will be any better? No.

God damn it.
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Journal: Fun Evening

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Well, this evening was fun, if a little strange.

After work, I knew I would have to fend for myself, as far as dinner went. Eating alone sucks, so I called all my friends to see if they were there. Nobody answered except James, who said he could probably make it. On a hunch, I drove past Madeline's house and saw her and her mom sitting out back, thus being away from the phone. So, I called up to them on their deck, asking Madeline if she wanted to go to dinner with James and me. Instead, her mom (or I, depending on who you listen to) ended up inviting us all for dinner there.

After picking up Tim (who finally answered his phone) and an audio tape, we drove back and met up with James, who had walked over (impressive, Airborne Ranger!). Dinner was good. We watched Strong Bad cartoons. Then the shaver came out. We shaved my left sideburn and James's right, Tim's left arm, the tip of Madeline's hair, and Phil (Madeline's brother)'s leg. We were way too obsessed with that thing. This turned into a game of pen-throwing, followed by bottle-kicking, at which point we decided it would be a good idea to go outside and play soccer in the dark.

So, we had some fun there...it turned into a serious contact sport, complete with punching, kicking, and martial arts moves. And for everyone who wasn't James, there were bum rushes and tackles. It was entertaining. Madeline (wisely) decided not to play, so she shined a flashlight on the ball for the rest of us.

An entertaining evening, for sure. Now I just have to scramble to get all my homework done. Sigh.
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Journal: Philosophy

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A pretty good day, all around. I lost the possibiliy of an extra credit point in math. Argh.

I think I've got a pretty good idea what I want to be: a philosopher. The only problem is, it's not like you can apply to be a philosopher anymore. Ah, the good old days of ancient Greece...

I doubt this means a change in career plans, though, just because there aren't any jobs available for philosophers.

Had more to write about. Don't remember. Maybe will try to write more in Andrushko prequel.
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Journal: School Sucks

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At least even days will be easier than odd days. It'd be impossible to get everything done otherwise.

Maybe I'll get a chance to write some more of the prequel tonight. I really enjoy writing it, but sadly, now that school's started, I have much less time to work on it.

I felt really good at the beginning of the day, and in fact throughout most of it. It was just when I started to think about what's happening that I started to get a little down.

I hate this feeling, but it feels like there's nothing I can do for one of my friends. This friend does not seem to take heed of my advice. This friend asks me for advice, but I see little or no net effect. It makes me unhappy when I feel like I can't help in any way...oh well...

There was a meeting today. Apparently, someone took active steps to prevent me from coming. It's somewhat flattering and somewhat saddening. I never imagined anyone would care that much...

Had a good idea today (actually, a bit like being in the right place at the right time). Go me. Hopefully, some good will come of it.

College applications suck.

That's pretty much it for now. Off to do homework.

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.

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