so my vacation ends this weekend. I went through my e-mails from work to clear things out (went from around 300 down to 150 or so). laundry is done and lunch is made. tomorrow shall be fun...I get to hear all about the issues with this new system we have. at the very least, I have a pound of chocolate to make everyone happy...
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aepaul:
Other than making payments to the IRS, things are good.

well, leaving Albany tomorrow. found out all the museums are closed on Mondays here in Albany....WTF is up with that? so instead I went to the Empire Plaza....saw numerous memorials (the WW II one got to me the most, followed by the Children Victims Memorial....I lost 2 great uncles in WW II and both my grandfathers fought in WW II. As for...
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aepaul:
Working on two music videos and we start recording the new album in 2 months.  Still have a day job.  Hope to get rid of that next year. 

my bio-father turned 65 yesterday. I use the term "bio-father" because he left when I was an infant (9 1/2 months old) and didn't come back into my life (from what I remember) until I was in 3rd grade really. I guess he used to visit before, but I don't remember. our life was very difficult for many years, and to this...
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aepaul:
Make yourself more attractive.  Lift weights.  Get some nice clothes.  Do you have a wingman? And if so, why not? There's a reason guys do this stuff - it works.

I now have vacation at the end of April.....my plans are to go to Albany for a few days, come back for a day to chill, and a draft party. yes, I am a typical introvert.....like short trips but also need time to relax and chill in my own apartment.

and in other news.....goatee or no goatee? I've had a goateee...
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Around my birthday, I took the week off to finish setting up things in my apartment (I had 5 bins to go through). while I still need to sort and catalog my comic book collection (figure out missing issues and such), I wen through everything. and found 4 or 5 journals I've collected over the years which have gone unused.

So the day after...
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aepaul:
I can't even read my own handwriting.  I get you about writing a journal being therapy.
skella:
Where'd you move?

so turned 40 yesterday. had breakfast with my father and dinner with my mom and step-father. dad talked about his will, his wishes for end of life (IE, donate his organs, don't have him hooked up to a machine, he wants to be cremated and does not want any sort of a religious ceremony). always a fun conversation.

as for my mom and step-father...
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aepaul:
Good luck.  When I write randomly, I really write randomly.  It's a good exercise.  Do the first thing that comes to your head and expand on that.  As for end of life, that's something that does need to be discussed.  And on a lighter note, happy belated birthday!

well, have a week off. planning on unpacking more stuff (I have about five bins to go through) and getting the last bit settled. get my computer desk over and set-up (going in my bedroom for my laptop and wireless laserjet printer) and move some stuff around in my bedroom. plus some work and an open house at my job.

plus turn 40....so far...
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aepaul:
Well, I do wish you a happy 40th.  If there's not someone around you to spoil you, spoil yourself.  Do what you like to do.  As for dating, the whole thing about dating is a numbers game.  Guys who are good with women are successful 30% of the time.  Guys who are bad with women are successful 5% of the time.  It's just numbers.  Don't get hung up on one woman.  As for my life, still struggling with Astral Eyes.  We finally have a good singer.  Come check out our music videos.  They've gotten a lot of views and likes on YouTube so far...
hellstorm:
I will check out your band....I'm always looking for new music all the time.  I remember what I previously heard most of the time, and always want something new (it's a vicious circle in many ways).

last Friday went to Rover's Holiday Hangover (event here in Rochester). some of the bands were good. Last year, New Politics played, to be followed by the Kongos. Now, the Kongos is a good band, but more mellow and relaxed. New Politics is very high energy. so the order was bad.....lots of people left when the Kongos decided to switch instruments and took...
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aepaul:
Good luck! Hopefully she's cool.  Nobody likes to admit this, but money is awesome.  Money can open doors that being broke can't.  Hopefully she likes you and takes you cool places.
hellstorm:
never a good sign when your cousin asks people who know the girl to describe her and everyone uses the word "Mean".  

ever have a time where someone tells you "I know why I like you so much....you're just like me" while at the same time she tells you "I don't want to date anyone," and has previously said "I don't want to date you because you've been single too long...."

bummers.

aepaul:
Good luck man.  Seems like you've hit a string of bad luck with the babes.

so one of my resolutions this year is to get back to reading books. I've always had trouble reading for a long time, it tires me out. and I grew up reading comic books. but there are many books I have started to read that have gone for years (such as Schindler's Legacy, a book about the Schindler Jews....best read in small...
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aepaul:
My wife reads the Game of Thrones books.  She likes them.