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i need a phone call, i need a rain coat.

March 20th, 2007 (08:23 pm)
And a Million Guitars Played: Help Me Suzanne // Rhett Miller

Oh, the joys of working at a stable.

Voi ch'intrate...Collapse )

Now I will interrupt and say that for a little while, I've had my eye on Buster. Y'all probably know this, he's the troublesome mommy-less '97 bay QH. Well, he was looking at us like "Do you have food? Or hugs? I'll take hugs!"

Nina told us that while we were keeping an eye on Dante, we could take Buster out and groom him. She told us to keep in mind though that he hadn't been worked with in a few years, and the last time he had a lot of contact with people he was horribly abused and got "expelled" from School. He's normally partially sane on the ground (a lot of games of 'What's Gonna Eat Buster Now?' when I'm leading in, though. He's deathly afraid of fans) but we decided against cross-tieing him. I asked Erica and Nicole to hold him while I very calmy took off his blanket in the aisle. He was kind of unsure of us, but stood quietly. I held him while the girls groomed him, and oh boy was he loving it! They weren't being rough on him at all, and he had his head down and let me massage his neck. He was rubbing his face on me and licking my hand most of the time. When I realized that he was standing quietly, I asked the girls to hold him while I brushed him a little and worked down to his legs. I didn't want to do more than ask him to pick one foot up. He shifted his weight, but didn't pick it up. While I was doing this, I explained to the girls that, since horses are flight animals, Buster's insticts tell him that if there is danger his only way to safety is to run. If he let me pick up his hoof, it would be the ultimate sign that he trusted me. If he didn't pick up his hoof, that was okay because even though he knows me, he's unsure of the situation and of them. It was getting cold, so I blanketed him (again he stood solidly, but I figure blanketing is a regular thing for him). I was going to put him away, but his licking and nuzzling convinced me to keep him out. Erica and Nicole looked at me and one of them said "Next lesson, teacher!" so I figured, Hey, why not? and Buster stood while I showed them parts of the leg and forehand of the horse. He scared himself by getting a part of the lead rope stuck in his mouth, so after we calmed him down from that we put him back in his stall.

Nina told us we could groom Buster whenever we get a chance. The girls can only take him out though if I'm around, understandably. I'm going to groom him and hand walk him 2-3 times a week until the weather gets nicer, and then maybe I'll groom him in the pasture or walk him outside. He's had time to wind down from the bad Cowboy experience, and if he learns to trust people again I'm hoping he'll make someone a nice little riding horse one day.

And while I know that won't be for a while, and I'm going to college in a year and a half, I still have that every-riders-dream of him being my Flicka/Pie/Flame/Black/Wonder/Sonya, y'know?

So I've picked out his show name: Raining in Baltimore.

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shun the nonbeliever! shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu un.

March 17th, 2007 (06:39 am)
bouncy

Every beat of my heart felt:: bouncy
And a Million Guitars Played: raining in baltimore // todd martin (cover of ccrows)

If that game doesn't shut up all the Florida doubters...

GO GATORS!

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Fly on my sweet angel, fly on to the sky

March 15th, 2007 (09:18 pm)
sleepy

Every beat of my heart felt:: sleepy
And a Million Guitars Played: '96 Yankees Story on YES aka I love Jeff Maier.

I got my prom dress today. It's green and beaded and has the greatest back to it ever. I can't wait, *so* going to be the best weekend ever.

Sixteen days (fifteen of those are nights) until the Sixers concert and we still don't have a ride. This should be interesting.

In other news, Kevin Reese is still the most adorable little imp of a ballplayer ever.

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i'm writing again.

March 12th, 2007 (04:18 pm)
And a Million Guitars Played: Annie Dan // SWLLC

Like Misha said, cold day in August
But I still don't have a clue
Because a hundred kisses from the others
Will never burn the same
As that old September sun setting on you.

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now I just need something to surround that.

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valentine's day or "i need some chords to put to this song before i smash my guitar"

March 11th, 2007 (09:26 pm)
groggy

Every beat of my heart felt:: groggy

Now you always see me
But you're not smiling at me anymore
'cause i am empty and looking
at myself as i walk through this door
and when you tried to know me
i pushed you away and I can't keep up
i think you gave up on me
and this is not how i wanted to be
so everything we've worked for
just flew away on valentine's day

in the back of that room
I try to dissapear
but my invisibility is just hiding my fear
so go ask me a question
and i stumble in response
I know you know I don't know
how to talk to you anymore
I can't talk anymore

and everything we've worked for
just flew away on valentine's day

[bridge] I thought you'd catch me falling
and my mistakes were just my fun
just a prelude to this all
you got tired of flying so much higher
I saw you grow away
on Valentine's Day

Those other girls are just the same
can't you see it? (you can't see it)
they can laugh all they want
until I can't stand it
so I'll make my escape plan
ride off to Paraguay
on Valentine's Day

When you feel my fear and disappointment
please forgive me for my sins
everything we've been now
I watched it fly away
On Valentine's Day


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Daylight Savings Time, you're a bitch.

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RIP Lil' Fishie

March 11th, 2007 (12:25 pm)
sad

Every beat of my heart felt:: sad



Truly one of the coolest fish I've had. He was the toughest, definitely. Battled Mirror-fish and ping-pong balls for minutes. He was curious, too. If he could see the bottom of his tank through a rock, he'd swim under the rock and try to find the bottom of the bottom. He used to take naps, too, I'd find him "dead" on his favorite decoration and it would scare me half to death until he'd jump up and swim to my face. Flaring, of course. He loved bloodworms more than *anything*. For the first five months I had him, that was all he would eat. When I first got him, he had such bad SBD that his back was up out of the water. I was going to name him Halsey, but because I didn't think he'd make it, he got the name Lil' Fishie. I originally got him because my sister bought him for me - she wanted me to "fix him" so he'd become his beautiful purple self and match her room. He beat that the SBD and I pirated him about two weeks and he turned into what you see above.

RIP Lil' Fishie

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It'll be a cold day in August by the time I know what's going on

March 10th, 2007 (09:08 pm)
And a Million Guitars Played: Annie Dan // SW LLC [so not what I need after friday]

On Friday a bunch of photo students went to Teen Arts. It was great; some of the art was amazing. PJ, Chris & I did two workshops, one on Photoshop and the other on Songwriting. Fun stuff. After we found Evan we went to see Shannon's CCC throw up gang sighn and sing in Hebrew (Lauren, TJ Mozart was there). And on the bus ride home I got PJ to finally listen to the Old 97's and PMB. Yay, more concert possibilities. 21 days 'til Sixers!

Today was *busy*.

Like, mega mega busy. '89 Derby busy.

Woke up at 6:11 beacause I had to be at Shawnee for SATs by 7:45. Went to WaWa, McDonalds and finally SHS. The test wasn't bad at all...I skipped a few of the hard math ones and four of the grid-ins, but that's okay. Owned the Grammar, Essay and Reading Comp, except for one section that was REALLY odd and I think it was the experimental anyway.

So after my mom picked me up we went to Holly Tree. I watered and hayed and Cathy asked me to start bringing in because they had to figure out what to do with poor Fiona who coliced. I ended up bringing in everyone except Beamer, Dante, Jaque, Mao and Tee...so like 21 horses. Not bad. Walked Rebbie out for twenty minutes while Natalie, Chelsea and Chelsea's mom walked Fiona. It was almost five at this point and I still hadn't ridden, but Fiona was up and eating so Cathy gave me a quick lesson. Cindy is such a brilliant little mare. We did a lot of jump start stuff, and she gave me the biggest jump into the canter I've ever felt - I thought she was running away from me. But after I started to laugh at her I got a great longside and two other decent canters after that. I think she's up to something, though, because she's been really good lately. There were a few times when I felt like I had a bottle rocket under me ready to explode, but she checked herself. Saving her energy for next week outside I guess. We played a little game of "pick the hand the treat is in", which she is HORRIBLE at, and then I let her walk back to her stall unattached to me. I love this filly.

They were bringing Fiona to the Vet at the end of the day so I tried to help get her onto the trailer. Cathy had the lunge line around her rear, Eileen had a wand and was twapping it sharply, Nina was pulling and Cathy & I were both trying to move Baby's front legs. She exploded quite a few times and it was getting pretty frustrating. When I left they were still trying to load her.

Another day when I feel like I'm more than a lesson student helping out than a barn worker taking lessons. I have responsibility there now, and everyone's starting to recognize that I (sometimes) know what I'm doing. I like it.

I was almost afraid to log on to TBC today after I saw that Circular Quay won the LA Derby (whoever sees my SAT booklet gets a lot of "Circular Quay - Louisville '07", Tabor silks and SK lyrics) but I am so glad that he pulled it off. His two year old career and Risen Star weren't flukes or botr. He's good. People have to realize that now

I wish I could take a nap before 300 tonight with Sheremy. Oh well.

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Coachella. Wow.

March 8th, 2007 (10:34 am)
enthralled

Every beat of my heart felt:: enthralled

Are all music festivals that amazing?

I just watched the Coachella DVD my brother bought me for Christmas. I have no idea why I didn't watch it sooner...the Pixies, Oasis, Radiohead, Spearhead, the White Stripes, the Flaming Lips, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more...

absolutely amazing.

Just...wow.

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everywhere I look I see the same shirt, talking 'bout BanaCrombie AberGap and Fitch on the one-two

March 6th, 2007 (02:55 pm)
drained

Every beat of my heart felt:: drained
And a Million Guitars Played: In Front of the World // Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers

I need a Speechwriters fix. Luckily, due to the fact that this exists, I'll be good in a few minutes.

We have HSPA tests this week. Yesterday was Science, which may or may not count, and today was Math. Both were pretty easy...but there was a comma splice on the Math part. (These are the people grading our essays?! I wonder if they'd even notice a you're/your abomination!)

I've been thinking lately. When I was little I wanted to be a Jockey. And then when I realized that being trampeled by horses isn't usually fun, I wanted to be a trainer. For about ten minutes, I wanted to be a bloodstock agent but then I realized I can't deal with losing horses. Either way, I've always known that I wanted to do something with horses. Nobody in my family really supports my riding, and my mom's always said that I can't go to school for anything about horses. I found a "communications for the equine industry" program at Cetenary, and I really want to go, but now my sister is unrelentlessly trying to convince my mom that I'd be wasting my life by doing that. She doesn't want me to go into it because it doesn't really help me much outside the horse world, but can't the same be said for any sort of specialization? I mean, sure I could go and be a teacher or a fashion photographer or a salesman and make decent money, but everyone does that. That side of the world is so much more crowded and boring, because most people never step over to the risk side. And the people that do? They turn out like SK or Todd or Mike Brunet - some of the best, kindest people I know. It's so much less crowded on the dreamer side of the fence. The mechanical, conformist, same as everyone else and afriad to take risks side can harden your heart, make you materialistic, and take you away from being able to think for yourself. The dreamers, we don't let that happen. We're happy, doing what we wanted to do, not what we were told we should do. And so our side of the line is more fun. More of the truly happy people. That's really all I want - to be on that side. Two more years 'til I can try.*

Epiphany! (lqtm ashley)

SAT's on Saturday. This week's been crazy - thank god for EJ at Pending Pinstripes. He's saving my non-blogging ass :)


*[This is what listening to my GJB songs does to me!]

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two things

March 4th, 2007 (06:27 pm)
calm

Every beat of my heart felt:: chill
And a Million Guitars Played: Pura Vida // Braddigan

1: I love the chorus of "Daggers".

In this house that’s built of You
We come with daggers beneath the roof
In this house we’ll search for truth
And we’ll leave our daggers.


It took me until today to finally realize what it means, but now it makes me very happy.

and #2:

Well we're waiting again
Throwing thumbs on the side of the road
Ever wondering, ever feeling
Tracing lines that no one knows

Let the wind be upon your back
And if there's sun, let it shine on your face
Let the rains rip across your path
Providing a swell to last all of your day



One day I'm gonna own a Lusitano named Pura Vida.

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roller-skate skinny and the terrible twos

February 27th, 2007 (08:43 pm)
amused

Every beat of my heart felt:: amused
And a Million Guitars Played: Drowning in the Days // Old 97's

I've had a fun time since Friday. I got back Catcher in the Rye from Shannon, and since I was bored I started reading it again. It's easy to fly through a book when you've read it four times before. I don't really know why I like that book so much. There are so many things I notice every time I read it that I haven't noticed before, and each time I feel different afterwards. First time I read it, 7th grade, I started acting like the cynical side of Holden. Second time is when I started talking like him. Anyway, this time, I kept noticing how funny he was. I mean, getting up and tap dancing? Putting people in headlocks? Ah, I love that boy.

So I was in a goofy mood all last Friday and you could tell. Then Saturday came and I went off to the barn. I had a nice time, didn't do anything stupid like I usually do, and Cindy & I had some bonding moments. I'm so glad she trusts me now. I brought chestnut Willie in double for the first time since he nearly broke my ribs, and oddly enough, Samson was the one acting like a pig. Willie was fine.

On Sunday I was still in a reading mood and so I went to Borders to pick up Fight Club. They didn't have it, so I grabbed this anthology called Bloodlines and so far it's been great. A lot of awesome quotes that I should have written down.

"I don't think you're supposed to be happy in life - the Declaration of Independance talks about the "pursuit of happiness"; they probably realized that's all there is, that you never actually attain it - but I also don't think I should be as miserable as I am, which is about 90 percent of the time. I think 90 percent of the time a person should be neutral - getting by wtihout too much complaint. " - Jonantan Ames

On Monday my Italian group went over to my friend Alyssa's house and did our amusing remix of "Shoes", aka Scarpe. It involved hitting Becki with a soccer ball, random dancing, rides in Alyssa's 12-seater van and prosthetic legs. I love that class.

So, two more days until Beisbol?! AAH, I can't wait. Y'all have no idea, really, what this whole "offseason" thing is doing to me. I traded a chance to grab Jose Reyes in my fantasy league for first pick, but so far there are only two people in that league, so we need to find some other playas. But oh, how I ache for a knuckle-curve, a frozen rope, Robbie Cano and some good old ST minor-leaguer small ball. 30-some days til the season, though. Yuck.

31 days until Sixers! At WCL! I was smited earlier by PJ for saying that it would be my "sixther show"...but I am going to continue to add "sixer" to everything I can.

I was feeling rather ill and achey today, especially my knee. I sat with it up on a chair like I shouldn't on Monday and it killed me after about five minutes. Damn. But I'm going to finish off this Bloodlines book tonight and watch some Stewart/Colbert and I'll make it through tomorrow with some Motrin and water.

Read this book, though. It rocks.

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Everyone who works at Hollister is mean and can eat my ass.

February 21st, 2007 (10:49 pm)
And a Million Guitars Played: In Other Words // BK

AKA second best song title idea ever. (Cookie to those who know the best.)

School has been drama-soup this week. Apparantly, using magical LJ powers, I tracked down my friend's ex's LJ and left mean comments? Right, 'cause you know I'm the kinda person to write bitchy "zomg u suk" comments, (rife with poor grammar!) on a total stranger's LJ. So I heard the girl talking about me to one of her clones, and when I walked by them the clone saw me and her face was not unlike that of Racetrack's after Spot Conlon's "On the grounds of Brooklyn, y'onor." line from Newsies. Amusing to say the least. I kind of wish one of them would confront me, just so I can say "Check the IP address your LJ logged, bitch." and clear my name. 'til then I'll just lqtm. I love high school drama.

In much more exciting and emotional news, Teddy retired. He is my trainer's 28 year old thoroughbred, who I've been working with for three years. He taught me so incredibly much, and I'm really, really going to miss his canter and his lessons. When I rode him, he taught me. Now that I'm riding my mare, Cindy, again *all the time*, I'm teaching her. I love that, but I liked my Teddy lessons because they'd help me learn what the right thing is supposed to feel like, and help me get Cindy to do the right thing immediately. I'm kinda sad that I won't be showing Teddy, either, because with him I'd be doing Training level right off the bat. With Cindy, who's never been shown, we're going to have to do an Intro test for the first few times. The bad thing about this is that she memorizes things so quickly that we've REALLY got to break it up so that she doesn't memorize the test. Well, that, and the fact that she gets nervous pretty easily. Yack.

It's gonna be a fuuuuun summer.

NTS: get some Ben Kweller live stuff asap.

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February 16th, 2007 (03:10 pm)
bouncy

Every beat of my heart felt:: bouncy
And a Million Guitars Played: My Sweet Charade // Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers

New post over at <a href="http://mvn.com/milb-yankees/2007/02/16/why-minors/">Pending Pinstripes</a>

Yay this is so fun.

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ugh

February 15th, 2007 (01:12 am)
depressed

Every beat of my heart felt:: depressed

I'm not a savior
So do me a favor
Stop in and see me sometime
Don't need you to save me
I'm ready to break free
Just need somebody to say
"You know you're never too far away,
You know you're never too far away."

Help me cause I'm off the radar screen
Help me cause you know just where I've been
Help me cause I've lost my faith
Help me mend my broken ways
But I just can't help myself
Have you lost your beautiful ways?
You lost your beautiful ways

You started out lovely
Somehow you changed me
Thought it'd be easy to see
I came to you lonley
Somehow I won't be
Walking this line long with you
You know that you're never too far away
Oh you're never too far away

Help me cause I'm off the radar screen
Help me cause you know just where I've been
Help me cause I've lost my faith
Help me mend my broken ways
But I just can't help myself
Have you lost your beautiful ways?
You lost your beautiful ways

It occured to me that you won't be hanging around
I guess it don't matter cause you always put me down
But I never thought I'd see you on the ground
And you're supposed to save me?

Help me cause I'm off the radar screen
Help me cause you know just where I've been
Help me cause I've lost my faith
I can't afford to live this way
But I just can't help myself
Have you lost your beautiful ways?
You lost your beautiful ways

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Fuck you.  And everything I thought you were supposed to mean to me.

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February 14th, 2007 (04:59 pm)

Happy Birthday to Brad Halsey



Happy Valentine's Day to y'all:



...and especially to my Valentines:



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Wake up, you're my-my-my Valentine!

February 14th, 2007 (01:27 pm)
And a Million Guitars Played: Come Around // Rhett Miller

Happy Post-Pitchers and Catchers Day Day!!

I haven't been on LJ in forever, please forgive.

This weekend I went skiing for the second time ever, and ZOMGSOFUN! I've only done greens before, and this was my first time doing one that was the full size of the mountain. We went down the bunny hills a few times, and then went to do Easy Out and Vista. I was with Lynn, Charlotte, Marya, Kelsey, Jessie, and Boris. Kathleen is a really good skiier, and she was hanging with us mostly to keep us alive.

So, after the bunny hills we decide to do a full run (called Burma Road), and we survive. Yay! The longest and widest green circle is all the way on the other side of the moutain, but it's called Paradise, and really, how hard can it be?



We were on that one, all the way to the left.
So, we get up there after trekking all the way from Vista and Burma (far right).
Um....yeah, well, Paradise is a heck of a lot steeper than the others! And it was late in the day, so it was incredibly icy. We had no choice, the only way to get out was to take Tut's Lane, which is an icy Blue. So we got down it, and we were stuck at the bottom! So we had to go ALL the way back up and take Tuts Lane back to the summit lodge anyway. Fun times, fun times.

I'm going up to Bear Creek on Sunday! I love skiing now. :D

Yesterday there was almost an apocolypse at lunch.

Today? SNOW DAY! Hells yes.

And I also made my first post at MVN

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GO!

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every carcrash, every misstep, every word

February 8th, 2007 (04:49 pm)
And a Million Guitars Played: Bent // Matt Nathanson

So, um? This kid named Cory from www.mvn.com IM'd me, said he found MinorLeagueBlues (old LJ blog I used to keep) and that he was the MiLB director for the site. They need writers, and he wants me to contribute!

I get to blog about my Thunder and other Yankeebabies two or three times a week (or more, I guess, if I can) and get exposure on a high-traffic site! Sounds pretty cool.

And FLShann, I forwarded along your e-mail addres in case they needed more college stuff. I figured you'd like an opportunity to blog about your Gators!

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i smite thee!

February 4th, 2007 (06:30 pm)
confused

Every beat of my heart felt:: confused

My "delete" key is now my "smite" key thanks to a sharpie and some white out.

Anyway. GO GATORBEARS!

And, my classes for next year, 'cause I need some advice.

Adv. Bio (L2)
[no math]
Italian 4 (L1)
French 1 (L2)
Photo 3 (L2)
World Cultures (L1)*
English 4 (L2)*
Health/Gym (L2)*
[Elective]

* = required class
(L1) is honors, (L2) is not.

So, anyway, for my last elective I want to take like sixty different classes. Vote!

AP Modern European History
AP Psychology
L2 Psychology
L2 Mythology/Study Hall (semesterized)
Study Hall
L2 Sociology
Some sort of graphic design course

I don't mind having difficult classes, as long as I don't have to deal with MATH again! But I have nooo idea what to take.

YAYBEARS!

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Songs and what they mean.

February 3rd, 2007 (05:38 pm)
nostalgic
Tags: ,

Every beat of my heart felt:: nostalgic
And a Million Guitars Played: Shine // Pat McGee Band

Lauren did this on her LJ and I liked it so I'm turning it into a Meme.

Pick ten songs that mean a lot to you, and explain.

1. See You Later See You Soon // Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers. I really don't know what I can say about this song anymore. It makes me so happy and reminds me of so many things. First things first, it reminds me of the only cat I like, Furball. When she was a kitten I didn't know her name so I called her "Little Button". The "pretend to be pirates" part reminds me of Shannon, 'cause that's all we do, and "talk about starting up a band" reminds me of PJ. Plus everything about the song reminds me of the Sixers' acoustic encores of it and everyone singing the chorus is just amazing. This is the song that'll forever define high school.

2. Chasing Cars // Snow Patrol: This song makes me sad. It reminds me of Denny (Grey's) and Kevin (boyfriend) but it also makes me really happy. It's just one of those songs that everyone loves.

3. We Will Become Silhouettes // The Shins: Ray's song from Retreat. I liked the Postal Service version a lot, but the Shins rock it like only they can. It reminds me of all the times where you just feel like you're gonna explode and you just wanna scream, but then you realize that it isn't worth it and everything will be better. I love the line "and i'm screaming at the top of my lungs/pretending the echoes belong to someone, someone I used to know."

4. Summer Girls // LFO: Honestly. Best song ever? I think so. Lisa and I parodied it to perfection, too.

5. Leader of the Band // Dan Fogelberg. This song means so much to me. It reminds me of my grandpa, who died when I was 8. Apparantly, I'm exactly like him in every way. He was as quirky as I am, and he loved photography and the Yankees more than I do! I miss him. This song also reminds me of the fact that I'm *not* good at everything I try, but neither is anyone else, and I can't expect to be as good as people who've been doing what they do for thirty years, and that it'll come, in time.

6. Rollerskate Skinny // Old 97's. Oh, Rhett! The allusions to Catcher in the Rye run rampant through this one. And honestly, there are days when you just need to be in New York and this song reminds me of that. Plus, it was the first 97's song I heard, the day after my birthday, when Tinofish died.

7. Car Crash // Matt Nathanson: The real world scares the crap out of me. And this song is really all I may ever need. "Push me 'til I have to fly/I've shed my skin, my scars/Take me deep out past the lights/Where nothing dims these stars." I need people to push me til I have to fly, I really do. And "I wanna let go and know that i'll be alright, alright."....

8. You Don't Know How it Feels // Tom Petty: CAROL! This song reminds me of one of my favorite people ever, Carol. And the fact that being young is about having fun and not worrying about anything, but just getting out there and doing what you want to do.

9. We're All in This Together // Ben Lee. Reminds me of the Darfur rally 'cause I couldn't believe how many people were there, and how we all just cared. If you're going to fight with someone, it just isn't worth it. Fuck it. We're all in this together, so can't we just get along?

10. Wonderwall // Oasis. ASDKASKFGKSDFGS. This song. SO cliche, I know. But it was a song I loved throughout middle school and all the silly little things that went on. It remindsn me of my brother playing guitar with Jay during the summer outside by the pool. And it reminds me of everyone from camp. My A-Unit. The Arabians. Maite! There's a reason that all of my campies have this song assigned as their ringtone, 'cause they're my wonderwalls. And there's another person who is my wonderwall, too, and I know that whatever happens he'll always be there to save me.

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I'll be back to save the world...

January 30th, 2007 (10:44 pm)
excited

Every beat of my heart felt:: excited
And a Million Guitars Played: Beach Song // SWLLC

One of my personal New Years resolutions was to get back to following horse racing as intensely as I did in from 2001-2005. Last year I definitely weaned off...Roman Ruler, Tarlow, and a bunch of my other favorites were retired at the end of '05 and I didn't really have anyone too big to go with. But now, I've been doing some papers on racing and reading the BH a lot more and going through sales catalogs, looking for the right horses to really bring me back into it. I love Octave, Dastard Lee, Go Between, Nobiz like Shobiz, Park Avenue Ball & a bunch of others, but (except for PAB and DL) I didn't really have anyone I'd squeal at upon recieving works or entires, y'know? Bernie Blue hasn't been doing much lately but loping around lazily...anyway, enough about that. I've found the horse. The one. I haven't felt this excited about a filly since Tarlow was a two year old. Oooh!

Trefiori [Flatter x Striking Profile (Strike the Gold)] 2005 Filly

Her name means three flowers in Italian. I don't really know how I found her. I was playing around with BC Nominations, checking names and all, and there she was. Don't know why I wanted to check Striking Profile, but I did. And...there she was!

I wonder if she'll be in any 2yoIT sales. I wonder if she'll start working soon.

I wonder if she's the next To the Victor, or the next Tarlow? Maybe she'll be a turf gal, maybe she'll be a closer. I really don't know, but I'm really glad I've found one to be excited about!

Now if they'd just name Zenith's '06 Golden Missile girl, I'd be one happy camper.

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January 29th, 2007 (08:33 pm)
crushed

Every beat of my heart felt:: crushed
And a Million Guitars Played: Whiskey Lullabye // Brad Paisley

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm on your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet, may God hold you in the palm of his hand...


That's the original, well...

May the wire rise up to meet you
May the saddle be light upon your back
May the sun shine through your stall door,
and the rains grow grass upon your fields
And until we meet, may God run you on the dirt and the turf....


Rest in Peace, Barbaro.


I bet he's glad he can run again. ($2 on him in the fifth against Affirmed, Alydar, and Unbridled.) I still cannot believe all of this happened...everything from the Preakness false start until today just doesn't feel real.

He was our Ruffian, I guess. :(

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oh my god

January 27th, 2007 (11:23 pm)
shocked

Every beat of my heart felt:: shocked
And a Million Guitars Played: New York, New York // Ryan Adams

I thought I was crazy when I said that James Kim, the father who died in Oregon after going to search for help for his family, looked familiar.

Turns out he was the CNet music editor that I spent so much time watching. He'd review all the cool mp3 players and phones and headphones. CNet was my favorite site for a while, so I saw quite a bit of him on the reviews.

Damn. Small world.

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January 27th, 2007 (10:09 pm)
amused
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Every beat of my heart felt:: amused
And a Million Guitars Played: Shallow // Ryan Adams

And It Was Robby Krieger!

Girl: So, did he even tell her?
Guy: Of course not! What would he say? 'Well, you see, Raya, this one time... I fucked a door'?

--Q train




TITLE FTW!

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let's forget when forget what forget how

January 24th, 2007 (06:06 pm)

A Letter from Your Horse (original version)

When you are tense, let me teach you to relax.
When you are short tempered, let me teach you to be patient.
When you are short sighted, let me teach you to see.
When you are quick to react, let me teach you to slow down.
When you are angry, let me teach you to be serene.
When you feel superior, let me teach you to be respectful.
When you are self absorbed, let me teach you to think of greater things.
When you are arrogant, let me teach you humility.
When you are lonely, let me be your companion.
When you are tired, let me carry the load.
When you need to learn, let me teach you.
After all, I am your horse.

And now, the REAL DEAL...

When you are tense, let me teach you that there are lions in them thar
woods and we need to leave NOW!
When you are short tempered, let me teach you to slog around the
pasture for an hour before you can catch me.
When you are short sighted, let me teach you to figure out where,
exactly, in the 40 acres I am hiding.
When you are quick to react, let me teach you that herbivores kick much
faster and harder than omnivores.
When you are angry, let me teach you how well I can stand on my hind
feet because I don't feel like cantering on my right lead today.
When you are worried, let me entertain you with my mystery lameness.
When you feel superior, let me teach you that, mostly, you are the maid
service.
When you are self absorbed, let me teach you to PAY ATTENTION.
Remember, I told you about those lions in them thar woods?
When you are arrogant, let me teach you what 1200 lbs of YAHOO LETS
GO!" can do when suitably inspired.
When you are lonely, let me be your companion. Lets do lunch.
Also, breakfast, snack and dinner.
When you are tired, don't forget the 600 lbs of grain that needs to be
unloaded.
When you are feeling financially secure, let me teach you the meaning
of Veterinary Services".
When you want to learn, hang around. I'll learn ya.

Sincerely,
Your Horse




Sigh. Why do I love these crazies? I'm gonna treat myself to a lesson tomorrow after school, since it's a half day and the last day of midterms...Journalism (automatic A) and US History lvl. 1 (I heard it was incredibly easy).

Ah, this weekend's gonna be awesome.

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let's pretend we're in antarctica

January 23rd, 2007 (09:04 pm)
And a Million Guitars Played: We Used to Vacation // Cold War Kids

I totally just burnt my tounge on a Wawa Hot Chocolate. Oh, my displaced New Jersians (lightson,nyychick23513, how do you exist without Wawa?!

Midterms have been all week...aced Photo, probably C'd it up on my Alg II, I think I did really well on Chem and well...Gym is Gym. Tomorrow is my toughest day, it's Italian and English. Thursday'll be my easiest day, Journalism and Honors US History.

Friday is just a half day to get all of our grades. Scary shiz right there.

State of the Union tonight. Can't wait for the Daily Show and Colbert Report after it.

I really wish I could write more about 24 but I have people who don't watch it on Mondays so all I'll say is: HOLY SHIT. I LOVE JACK BAUER.

I also love WaWa Hot Chocolate. And warm fuzzy slippers. Goodnight!