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Date:2005-06-09 22:09
Subject:I have run out of time to complain about random shit on the internet :(
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Mood:working

I doubt if I will ever get around to posting my happenings anywhere on this page so if you care to know what i am doing and where then go visit my camera phone page at http://flickr.com/photos/iamnotadoctor

Go here and check out my profile on myspace.com http://www.myspace.com/costaricanmohican

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Date:2005-03-27 23:58
Subject:Andrew Jackson workin it hard for me
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Mood: anxious

I forgot all about this livejournal thing. I had the unique experience of wrecking a rental car last month. Even cheap cars are expensive and crashing the car you are driving is normally a life altering experience but wrecking the rental was nothing like that. I was driving this car across country so I figured I would play it safe and purchase the optional collision insurance. I crashed the car on an icy Michigan highway, spilled dry dog food all over the interior, hit a guardrail and managed to rip the left rear tire off the rim. I have wrecked two cars in the past and sitting by the side of the road is normally where the sadness sits in. Its kinda like being at the casino and realizing you are now down a couple thousand dollars. High deductables and insurance policy increases let you know the house always wins. For an extra twenty dollars I did'nt feel like the house won today. I called the rental car company and was told the tow would take me to the local rental facility and I would be given a new car to continue my journey. I was in my second rental an hour and a half later, even got a courtesy call from the rental company wanting to make sure everything was okay. The pain of causing thousands of dollars in damage was outta my mind in minutes. Smartest twenty bucks I have ever spent.

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Date:2005-01-24 21:57
Subject:group activities and the fact i am not cool
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Mood: cranky

I am faced the facts that I not trendy at all and I really need to fix this situation. The list
-I have no idea how to play texas hold em poker
-I have never wakeboarded
-I have not played softball since I was in grade school
-I do not know how to snowboard
-I do not own any rockclimbing gear
I gotta fix this situation and enlarge my social circles because all these activities involve other people. I have never liked being at the mercy of other peoples schedules just so I can enjoy my weekend.

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Date:2005-01-19 17:18
Subject:Where are the angry people at?
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Mood: aggravated

Somedays I miss working in restuarants/bars and this is one of them. Just running around doing busy work in a social atomosphere is fun for about 2 weeks. After 2 weeks I realize they are not paying me very much for what i am doing. I like the attention/abuse the public provides in a customer service arena. Good or bad attention is attention and I would prefer to recognized than ignored. I am a horrible cublicle worker because I do not have the energy of others to feed off. In a strange way I actually enjoy the difficult angry patient. The last month of back and forth between different towns traveling has given me way too much quiet time. Quiet time makes me lazy and useless. Right now I would'nt mind working behind a busy bar for a couple of days just to get the fight back in my head. If someone does'nt put me to work soon I think I am going to disappear.

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Date:2005-01-02 11:00
Subject:Dell makes me look like a fool
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Mood: tired

I looked like an idiot this afternoon. I have a brand new compaq laptop because my dell stopped booting up last week. I took the dell to the computer store to get a price quote and the thing started up for no reason at all. I like this new laptop but I would have waited to purchase it. I learned about the six inch reboot from one of my friends that works on laptops. I guess sometimes laptops have connections that repair themselves the unit is dropped from six inches from the desk. Next time I will drop my laptop a couple of times before purchasing a new one. Walking out of the computer store that day was really funny. Sorry my computer does actually work I am an idiot.
Its 2005 and I am moving somewhere soon. my short list of resolution material
-make an attempt to learn to speak spanish
-get back to doing regular boxing workouts

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Date:2004-12-25 16:27
Subject:big knobby tires
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Mood: grumpy

Christmas day and it was above zero this morning, so got to go running in the brisk three degree morning. Its really not that bad once you get going as long as there is no wind.
What ever happened to snow tires? I remember when I was a child my father had different tires and rims he used during the winter. we do not use tire chains in Michigan but we did use snow tires. Then it was like one year someone created this ultimate all weather tire that changed everything. Snow tires were the those thin knobby tires that cut thru the snow like nothing else. I wanted a set of snow tires last week. A foot of snow fell last week and it created quite a mess. If I stick around I will have to purchase a snowmobile

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Date:2004-12-21 17:08
Subject:Technology owns me
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Mood: numb

Electronics are killing me right now. First my desktop computer's hard drive decides to quit working, then my laptop shuts down and to make matters worse I left the charger for my PDA on the other side of the country. The PDA is now dead and all the information stored on it is either lost or hopefully saved on the dead laptop. I have to purchase another laptop and hope I can get the information off the old hard drive. How durable are hard drives? If I cannot read either the laptop or the desktop all my pictures and files will be gone because I have'nt backed anything up in about a year. Only my online stuff exists. I should go back to film cameras, typewriters and post it notes. Technology hates me.

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Date:2004-12-19 10:21
Subject:When the snot freezes
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Mood: lethargic

Its december 19th and its too cold to go running this morning. I will go running as longs as its above zero. It was 2 below Fahrenheit this morning and the wind was painful just walking to the newsstand. Its way too early to be this cold, its not even officially winter yet. I have received my kick in the ass from nature to move out of the frozen midwest. Nothing wrong with it being cold enough to see your breath but when its cold enough for the snot to freeze its bullshit.
I have decided to move to New Mexico for an insulting wage but not completely move there. Get cheap month to month housing, sleep on futon and purchase as little furniture as possible. I will keep my storage unit in northern california and attempt to get out of this place as soon as I can find another job. It's going to be an uncomfortable situation to begin the new year and hopefully it does'nt last long. I have done this before and its not that bad without TV, computer, friends or family I tend to get quite a bit of reading done.

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Date:2004-12-17 18:17
Subject:the feds own me
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Mood: angry

I will be moving soon and making less money. Money is not everything but 17k is quite a bit. 17k is the difference between the job I want and the job that I will have to take. The job making less money is in a rural location where I will have more time off but nothing close by so any extra money will be spend on gas and airline tickets. In good faith I know I should not take the higher paying job since my scholarship re-payback will haunt me. I should come to grips with the fact that this re-payback thing is going to cost me quite a bit of money over the next two years. Trying to keep an open mind about living somewhere completely different in the middle of nowhere. I told both parties I would call them first thing monday morning to confirm acceptance of the job offer. Accepting a smaller salary in the middle of nowhere upsets me but Who said this career stuff is supposed to easy? Hopefully I am not at this low paid position for long.

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Date:2004-12-15 22:25
Subject:Reminding myself to sleep
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Mood: tired

Finding time to sleep has always been a problem for me. I am always tired at all the wrong times of day. I enjoyed working out early in the morning so getting up to go to the gym or running at 4:30 is my usual routine. If I stay out late at night I will usually try my best to conduct my next day as usual. As long as I have not gotten myself too sideways the night before I will wake up at 4:30 feeling like million bucks. The problem starts at about 2 pm when I really feel like shit and become useless. I can fall asleep anywhere I stop moving when I have had only 3 hours of sleep. Its ugly but a 40 minute nap can cure this if I could only schedule the thing properly. I need to remember my nap when I have'nt slept the night before. I must be getting old, this is pathetic.

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Date:2004-12-06 06:09
Subject:my seat
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Mood: rushed

I learned today you cannot board an airplane with a torch lighter. You cannot even have a torch lighter in check bag. Happened to a fellow getting on an airplane at Sky Harbor Airport, I felt sorry for the guy. The measures we must endure to keep this nation of yours safe.
The need to follow the rules at all confuses me as well. The plane was only about a third full but people still felt the need to sit in their assigned seats. Everybody gets three seats and it makes sense to me. This was the first flight across the country I was able to sleep the entire duration because I could lie down. I think a few people moved but too many stayed in the seat that was assigned to them. I have always been under the assumption that an assigned seat guarantees me a seat somewhere. If I go to a ballgame that is not sold out I usually seat in the best seat not taken I can get to easily. I have been to fights where people in the cheap seats were encouraged to move down to fill space so the event looked better on television.

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Date:2004-11-29 21:10
Subject:i need a table
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Mood: cynical

I am purchasing a table at my next residence. This is the first time I have lived someplace without a table or counter surface. I live alone and figured why purchase a table then found out i cannot stand doing paperwork on a clipboard sitting in a chair. Another reason to procrastinate about not paying bills and writing back to people. Bills did'nt get paid on time, mail was sent out at the last minute. I am leaving town and moving is never fun.
BTW-Most of the wine in my apartment peaked about a year or so ago. I need to do a better job drinking wine in the new year or quit buying the stuff. I drink in bars for the most part.

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Date:2004-11-27 17:56
Subject:large family gatherings
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Mood: blah

I know nothing about the large family gathering. Growing up my family consisted of my mother, father and brother. We had a family gathering every evening so getting together for the holidays meant we ate different food not much else. Many of my friends had large families with aunts, uncles and cousins that all got together over the holiday. I was never jealous because nobody ever seemed enthusiastic about these gatherings. The large family gathering is just another highly overrated thing that never lives up expectations. I have two aunts that I have not seen in years. One of these years I will send them a card to let them know I am still around.

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Date:2004-11-22 08:55
Subject:am I letting myself go?
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Mood: annoyed

Do you use a scale, a mirror or the opinion of others to tell yourself when you are beginning to get our of shape? I have a pair of 8 year old jeans that I wear every now and then just to be reassured I am not letting myself go. I hardly ever wear these jeans so they are still respectable looking. These jeans are not that comfortable in all the wrong areas but they are a great am I getting out of shape gauge. I have to wear a suit for NYE and I worried the thing might not fit. The eight year old jeans fit great today, so I can be reassured about New Years parties.

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Date:2004-11-19 10:44
Subject:California is overrated!
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Mood: aggravated

What is everyone's fascination with California. I really do not understand why people think the living is somehow easier or better out here. Just got off the phone with a lady in Detroit and she could not believe I wanted to return to Michigan. No matter where I live I do the same stuff so for the most part it really does'nt matter. I go to a coffeehouse, the gym, theater, and close down the bar 3-4 times a month. Does everyone's life change immensely after they move out here except me. Who really thinks their life is going to be that much better because they can see the pacific ocean. Its really stupid and its wrecking the real estate prices out here. I gotta get out of this state.

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Date:2004-11-17 19:22
Subject:court of public opinion
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Mood: bored

The video of the soldier on the news shooting an unarmed Iraqi insurgent was disturbing but I am not shocked. Most of the people in the states do not appear to be upset by this turn of events. I realize that this is really bad for world relations but what war is'nt. The fast transmission of information has given us views of military conflict we have never seen in the past. I doubt this shooting is somehow unique or like anything that has happened before. I think people expect these things to be like the movies, over in two hours with a clear cut good and evil. Its all evil and death. The soldier in question was shot the day before and had fellow soldiers blown up by planted bombs. The court of public opinion will not convict this soldier, I hope the government slaps him across the wrists.

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Date:2004-11-15 21:04
Subject:Something to look forward too
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Mood: bored

I cannot imagine getting up every morning without at least something to look forward to. Out of town new years plans have made whatever happens tolerable. Living paycheck to paycheck is something I have yet to experience. Bills scare me, never liked car payments and mortgage payments suck. I have never purchased a brand new car and really not interested? How much money do I need to make? I need enough money to pay my bills and still leave on the weekend. Go ahead and laugh at my seven year old volkswagen. If I had a new car and a mortgage I could'nt party in Chicago over new years.
Nothing at all seems interesting, I am going to play in traffic soon.

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Date:2004-11-12 14:39
Subject:Scott is a Goner
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Mood: apathetic

I was surpised today to find out Scott Peterson was found guilty of 1st degree murder today but I am glad the trial is over. Just not enough envidence presented by the prosecution for me to convict of first degree murder. Scott is the worlds worst husband and terrible with money but not sure if he is a murderer. At least the thing is over and now all the jurors can schedule TV appearances and sign book deals. I would like to believe he did it, but I need more evidence to convict someone to death.
Thing to do for next week, find a storage unit and a room rental if i need it.

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Date:2004-11-11 19:38
Subject:Telephones hate Beer
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Mood: aggravated

Telephones do not handle sweat well either. I was razzing a friend back home for dropping her phone in her beer. The phone was ruined instantly. Now I my phone is acting up after using it while on the exercise bike at the gym. I am that obnoxious guy talking on my phone on the bike having a regular conversation like no one else is there. My heart rate must not be anywhere near peak but I still sweat quite a bit. Now I have a phone that has a stuck volume button and cannot dial 5 or 0. Sorry for those who have numbers with 5 or 0 in them.

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Date:2004-11-10 22:11
Subject:I AM PISSED OFF ABOUT THAT
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Mood: bored

I have never been a person that gets mad just to be mad. The concept on blowing off steam rarely involves outburst of screaming & cursing. If you see me screaming and cursing it to prove a point to the people around me. People do not take you seriously unless they believe you are really mad about something. For example I had my car broken into a couple of years ago, windowns smashed and high priced stereo stuff taken. I never got mad about having my car broken into because there was nobody around to get mad at. Getting mad just to uncomfortable to be around is silly. If I am getting pissed off in public its actually a theatrical performance.
My lease is up in 2 1/2 weeks and I have no idea where I am moving to next. Getting nervous right now. Not nervous enough to blow $945 on another month at this place.

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