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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ha. So I skipped an entire school year of blogs...

Current mood: bored

They Will See Us Waving from Such Great Heights
Saturday, May 24, 2008

"Come down now"
They'll say.

Well, such great depths would be more like it. Not metaphorically, I'm fairly happy lately. I've just spent the last week and a half in my basement, renovating and utilizing the studio. Summer sure is off to a productive start. I got Bose speakers, a new guitar rack so none of my guitars are sitting in their cases, and new carpet since the studio flooded a month or two ago. Fun stuff.

So my first year of college is over. Here's an IM conversation with Katie that should sum things up:
7:54:30 PM Katie: how was your first year of school!?
7:57:03 PM Scotty Danger: life changing
7:57:08 PM Scotty Danger: stressful
7:57:09 PM Scotty Danger: amazing
7:57:11 PM Scotty Danger: eye opening

Wow that was a lot shorter and less interesting than I thought, but whatever. It's true, all of those things and more. And even though I'm pretty sure she knows where my blog is, I'm gonna put this here: Stupid me managed to find yet another girl that fits the formula. Short, blonde, very pretty, and smiles a lot. The result? I have another harmless schoolboy crush on this girl. Oh well, we'll see what happens.

It's been fun seeing old friends again, though most everyone is different and I am too. It's pretty strange, but fun nonetheless. I just wish somebody would go see Indiana Jones with me. I've been trying for three days and everyone keeps bailing. Oh well.

Today I retrofitted my '90 Volvo with an even older ('83) cassette deck from my step dad's Supra when he was 20-something. Yeah, I ditched my CD player for cassettes, I'm cool. It's been weird though, all of my cassettes are hardcore punk mix tapes from Julia. Driving around has been a hell of a trip down memory lane tonight.

Plans for the summer:
-Finish writing and recording my concept album
-Start an electronica project
-Perform concept album songs with an indie band
-Buy a new synth and a new bass
-Work at Mtn. Creek all summer to pay for new instruments
-Sleep a lot
-Record a LOT of mix tapes to play in my car
-Go to Warped Tour for the first time
-Put a huge annoying sub in my trunk
-If the last plan fails, turn it into an ext. cab for my amp
-Learn to drive stick
-Take a girl out on a date in the Fiat
-Party like it's 1999

Yeah, this summer is gonna be interesting. Verrry interesting.

Get Jiggy Wit It.
-Scotty D
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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Moving Up and Moving On...

Current mood: anxious


So by this time this is published, I will be leaving in one day. It's crazy to think about it. I just saw Mike (A) for the last time until break, and tomorrow (today) I'm seeing Justin and my dad for the last time as well. Christie will be coming with my mom and Kenny when they drop me off, which is mighty nice of her. Tonight she and I went to see Superbad, her first, my second time. Such a good movie.

Yesterday was SO much fun. I woke up at 9:30 (not fun) and went to Christie's. We (Christie, me, her mom, and Erica) went to NYC to do stuff. We ate lunch at the Zen Palate, an awesome vegan place. I wish I had been hungrier, because it was so tasty. We went to some awesome little store that sells random stuff. Christie got a Toucan can opener, and I got a little music box that plays 'Imagine' by John Lennon when you turn the crank. It's my second favorite little thing (Christie is the first!). After that we went to the Apple store, I think I was the only one who enjoyed that part. I got a bluetooth mouse (totally wireless!) that can right click, has 360* scroll, and when you squeeze it, it shrinks all of my windows so I can see them all at once and pick which one to put in teh front (I could do that before, but had to hit F9). Then we walked 5 feet to FAO Schwatrz where we marveled at the $10,000 stuffed water buffalo. I bought a Hufflepuff tie and a chocolate frog, since I was about to pass out from lack of sustenance.

This is where things got scary. We went to Saks on Fifth. For those of you who don't know, it's a shoe store so big it has its own zip code. Being a male with three females, I was scared for my life. I sat down on a couch and learned how to work my new mouse. After that we went home, but on the way stopped at White Castle, since I had never eaten there before. I found out that the first time you eat White Castle, your body doesn't react so well. Of course they didn't tell me until after I ate 5 burgers. I was already feeling sick, so when the burgers hit...ugh...That part really wasn't so fun. We went back to her house where both of us curled up in pain (my stomach, her feet) and watched Pan's Labyrinth. That was a weird movie, but I liked it. Fun stuff.

I don't really know what else to blog about, but I know there's more. I'm just trying to kill ten minutes right now so that my first line will hold true, and that it will be Saturday by the time I post this. In other news, tonight I'm going to finish a book. For the first time in a while. I promise. This is going to be an emotional weekend, I can feel it. Ugh. I'm going to go find something to hug, like Zelda (my dog for those of you who don't know). Then eat ice cream. I like this plan...

See y'all soon! -Scotty D

This was also copied from my blogger, so ignore the mention of what itme it was posted. I'm leaving 8 hours from when this we posted on UG.
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Subruban Legends in NYC

Current mood: accomplished

I'm a lazy bastard, so this is copied straight from my normal blogger site. For reference: Christie= my girlfriend, Neil= her gay ex, and one of our good friends. We live about an hour and a half north of the city, so we don't go that often...

Well I haven't blogged in forever. The summer has been loads of fun, and I only have 8 days left now. Thursday was by far in my top 5 days this summer. I don't know what the other 4 were, but this one is up there with them. Christie, Neil, and I went to the city for the day. For the first time ever, we didn't take the bus and my dad wasn't there, so it was pretty neat. Christie drove us in the Lexusssss. We were rollin' in style. We walked around Broadway and Canal st, and went to H&M and Urban Outfitters and other gay stores like that. Though I'm one to talk, I wore a matching t-shirt, hoodie, sock, and boxers, with a sweatervest to boot. My hair was straight and emo, and I was pretty sexy. The Scholastic store was one helluva trip back to when I was 10, and there was so much cool Harry Potter stuff.

So then we proceeded to the actual planned part of the evening: Suburban Legends at the Knitting Factory! The show was in the basement, which was pretty cool. It was very up close and personal. I guess I'll do my play-by-play of the bands now...
Jet Lag Gemini- These guys were SO good. I didn't know what to expect, and I was blown away. They're like a really good underground version of the All-American Rejects.
Zolof The Rock 'N Roll Destroyer- These guys were loads of fun. Imagine Hellogoodbye with Gwen Stefani singing and playing keyboards. Kinda like that.
Patent Pending- Again with these guys. They were much better than last time, but still sucked. They should not have been third, they should have gone on first. Oh well.
Suburban Legends- Wow. I have NEVER seen them like I saw them that night. They played for over and hour, and it was SO fun. I was dancing all night. Me. Dancing. Yes, I know. It was insane. They played I Just Can't Wait to be King, which was the highlight of the night for me. I love those guys so much.

The show was great, and when we left, it looked like we had just jumped out of a swimming pool we were so sweaty. Back at the car, Neil and I stripped down (oh baby!) and basically acted obnoxious the whole way back to Harriman. Back in the OC we hit up Wendy's for a late night picnic on the grass, and then made out way to Wal*Mart for a potty trip. We met some nice drunk kids who declared us their best friends, no joke. That was a first for Neil, being someone's best friend for more than 5 minutes (ouch. burn. I know.) and we walked around looking at stuff for a while, until we realized it was 2 am and we should probably go home. Great night, most fun I've had in a while.

So now I have 8 days left to see my friends, and I'm probably just going to sit on my ass all day, and think about going to the mall, but I probably won't even do that since it's 5pm and I just ate breakfast. I'm gonna go take a shower or something...

Hakuna Matata! -Scotty D
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