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21st September 2007
And I Take a Leap
Well, livejournal community (or whatever is left of it.... is anyone out there reading this?? Echo! ....echo) this is it. In about 48 hours I will be in Davis, CA with my family, and by Sunday afternoon, I will officially be emancipated from complete control by my parents. I've been waiting for this day since... well, I guess the farthest back I can remember being really really pissed at my parents was when they made me start Bar Mitzvah training. Although in retrospect I'm glad I went through it, that is when I first really wanted to just make my own decisions. Anyways, so now it's finally here. My "rapture" from the Valley to well a comparable paradise. A "moment of truth" of sorts. My "time of reckoning." Whatever you want to call it, I'm finally going to live on my own for the first time. My only connection to my parents (I suspect) will be their payment of my tuition and room & board, and the occasional laundry call back home to mom. In the event of an disaster/earthquake/terrorist attack, it is unlikely I will see my parents for a while as I will be separated by 500 miles. And so, right here, right now, I want to leave my final mark on my childhood and on my dependence of society. As a farewell, below I will list what I currently hold as the 50 most important things that someone can know, do, or keep in mind. These are things that, from my experiences and observations, hold true, and I trust that they will help you out there to stay alive and well in all respects. : ( CAUTION DO NOT CROSSCollapse )
Farewell, livejournal community!! You have been good and kind to me, and I have been glad to share my opinions with all of you. I may or may not write here again, only time will tell. For now though, this chapter is over!
3rd August 2007
Hey guys. I think I'm gonna start a bloggy type thing on u-tube. I dont know exactly what to talk about, so I think I'm gonna take suggestions from anybody who wants to give them, and try and work with that. Alright! it me with your ideas.
49 days till move-in. Work + Writing Music + Excersizing + Eating + Sleeping = Life. And I love it. And the occasional party makes it even better.
23rd July 2007
My Class Schedule as of Pass 1.
: *subject to change after pass 2.
Intro to Acting10AM-11AM:
Intro to Philosophy (lecture)4PM-5PM:
Career Discovery Group
Genetics and Society (lecture)6PM-7PM:
Genetics and Society (discussion)WEDNESDAY8AM-10AM:
Intro to Acting10AM-11AM:
Intro to Philosophy (lecture)4PM-6PM:
Career Discovery Group7PM-8PM:
Intro to Philosophy (discussion)
Genetics and Society (lecture)
Intro to Philosophy (lecture)
All my classes are GE's and none of them are towards my major except Intro to Acting (possibly, it depends on my focus) I'm planning on waitlisting Calculus and/or Current Issues in the Environment, and dropping philosophy or Genetics (or whatever I have to in order to take calculus.) I also want to add a freshman seminar, but we'll see how it goes.
10th July 2007
Summertime, and the Living is....
Well, almost three weeks into the summer, and life aint so bad. Work has kinda sucked because I've just had so many hours, but actually lately I've kinda been given a bit of leeway, so that seems to be looking up. And I've also started getting to know some of my co-workers, and they all seem to be very much like people I know from highschool, but slightly twisted. So, considering how little I've seen my friends, and taking into account how I haven't had much free time other than working eating and sleeping, I'd say that summer isn't going : that
On a completely different note, I've decided to try to catch up on some reading this summer. There were a lot of books that I tried to takle but couldn't understand/get into at the beginning of last year, and I'm trying them again. I'm also tackling the big one: As Matt and Bill probably remember, and as I may have told some of you, while helping with Matt's eagle project book drive we came across a copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
I immediately snatched that "puppy" up and took it home, and its been sitting on my dresser, glaring up at me ever since. And I've been afraid to open it too. Aaanywho, ya I'm gonna start that one too.
Lastly I just wanted to mention how excited I am for orientation tomorrow! Did I mention I'm supposed to be packing right now? Haha I so can't wait at all!!! This is like the beginning of that new chapter of life for me. I'm on the last page of the HighSchool chapter still, but soon, I will turn the page to college!!
7th July 2007
AP Enviro: : 4
AP Gov: 3
lol. I knew I would do better on Enviro than Gov. I knew once I had written my essays. If you are a junior who is motivated, has an ounce of common sense, knows some basic trivia about the environment, and can handle a few higher level concepts about energy, and pollution, then I suggest you take the AP Exam for enviro. If you passed biology, then you will definitely pass it. Even if you didn't pass bio, as long as you still remember a little bit about hte population stuff, then you should still be able to pass.
As for GOV, I suggest that you take the exam, but try to push Lafraniere to teach you guys more than he taught us. We did no note taking second semester, practically. And I'm sure that if we had learned more then we would have been able to do better.
28th June 2007
you chose BZ - your Enneagram type is FIVE (aka "The Thinker").
"I need to understand the world"
Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.
How to Get Along with Me
- Be independent, not clingy.
- Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
- I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
- Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
- Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
- If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place.
- don't come on like a bulldozer.
- Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.
What I Like About Being a FIVE
- standing back and viewing life objectively
- coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
- my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
- not being caught up in material possessions and status
- being calm in a crisis
What's Hard About Being a FIVE
- being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
- feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
- being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be
- watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally
FIVEs as Children Often
- spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
- have a few special friends rather than many
- are very bright and curious and do well in school
- have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
- watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
- assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
- are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
- feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected
FIVEs as Parents
- are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
- are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
- may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
- may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele
The Enneagram Made Easy
Discover the 9 Types of People
Harper SanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages
You liked the test?
so S P R E A D I T ! tell everyone!!! (use Quick-Paste below)
you wanna know MORE?
so check out, what Wikipedia says about your type...
...even more you'll find in Google
or do you prefer to
You are not completely happy with the result?!
You chose BZ
Would you rather have chosen:
12th June 2007
New love interest? This late in the game? Wow, you are funny Geoff.
2nd June 2007
Last night was my last performance @ CES... very emotional, and probably my best band performance. And I pretty much kicked that funk solo's ass. :
Second, today is apparently my first day of training @ Old Navy, although, I only got one call from the lady like a week and a half ago, and she said she'd call me again (which she didn't.)
Prom is next week
Graduation is in 17 days.
And then we're free.
20th May 2007
29 days, 18 hours, 03 minutes, 08 seconds :
We're in the home stretch......
15th May 2007
I'm Feeling Spiritual (Take a Picture of This Moment, World)
Not by might and not by power, but by spirit alone :
Shall we all live in peace.
The children sing,
The children dream,
and their tears may fall but we'll hear them call
song will rise
Not by might
not by power
Ps. I voted today.
10th May 2007
Geoff's Job Hunt Pt. 1
Here's all the places I picked up job applications for at the Northridge Mall. I'm making a list of the pros and cons to working at each store. If you have something to add, or a suggestion, comment! : The Sharper Image
Pros: Job will probably consist of stocking and sales in an airconditioned work environment. Neat shit is sold there.
Cons: Most of the stuff there is expensive. Likely that there are strict rules and duties. Seedy looking employees, at a first glance.Hallmark
Pros: Getting to read greeting cards when bored. Random Stuff is sold there.
Cons: Random place to work. Boring.Auntie Anne's
Pros: Free pretzels! Free preztels?
Cons: Uncomfortable working environment. Working with food.Old Navy
Pros: Big retail store.
Cons: Big retail store. Jamba Juice
Pros: Free Jamba Juice. Work with cold drinks. Opportunity to get a job at Jamba Juice in Davis.
Cons: Repetitive job. Memorizing drinks? Working with food/drink.melt
Pros: Working with Ryan! Working with ice cream!
Cons: Working with food/drink. Boring?Forever 21
Pros: Working almost exclusively with and selling to women.
Cons: Working almost exclusively with and selling to women.Aeropostale
Pros: Retail. Nice discounts.
Pros: Working with Video Games and shit. Good discounts.
Cons: Probably a boring job.
8th May 2007
I never hurt you in any way! :
So why are you such a bitch to me?
29th April 2007
You can say what you want. I know many ppl who are in the show, could care less. Even some of the older members of Drama class complain incessantly about Noid's stupidity (this is not always unwarranted either as Noid can sometimes takes a while to comprende things.) But still. I don't care. This is it. This show as Mr. Beckman said, could very well be the best show ever put on by SOCES. And at this point, having a bad show wont be Noid's fault. A bad show means that we're the ones at fault. Now of course, having an excellent director can make a show good, if the director helps the actors. But we have Mr. Beckman, we have Mrs. Potter, we have Marsha, we have Jill. Ultimately now, it will come down to us. All that it takes, is genuine commitment, focus, and a love for the stage. I know I have it in me to give it my all as an actor, and as a person. And I know that everyone in the show has what it takes. I know that there are some people in drama who would read this and think, "Wow, thats bullshit." I'm pretty sure that none of those people actually have a livejournal though. Anyways, I'm just really optimistic about this show, how excellent, and amazing it could be. Just try to remember that there are no small parts, just small actors. This is it. :
Here we go.
28th April 2007
My Latest Idea.
I had this idea while wearing sunglasses and a touke at night at Marc's house, while pretending to be drunk. :
New TV Channel: Lay-Z. On it would be different programming of things you can watch for hours on end. The ocean, a fishtank, a bug zapper, a campfire. A lavalamp. All of these things are fun and exciting to watch, and if watched for long enough, they can even become exciting. For instance, if you have watched a campfire, and theres one piece of wood that isn't on fire, don't you eventually desire it to burn? Also when watching lava lamps, people generally hate it when the globs of wax are either tiny or ginormous. Everyone wants to globa that are touching to meld together too. I truely believe this could make for exciting programming.
27th April 2007
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucking A. :
:), :(, :), :(
23rd April 2007
hahaha, I'm glad we agree! :
Now on to #2
22nd April 2007
: Word of the
day week year life: mans·la·tion [mans-ley-shuhn] –noun
|1.||the rendering of something into the language of men directly from the language of women. |
-"Why don't you pull over and ask for directions to the hotel?" can be manslated as "I want you to admit you cant handle getting there on your own. You're a pussy"
-"Why can't we ever go out somewhere fancy to eat?" can be manslated as "If you really love me you spend way too much money on me for something I wont thank you for with sex afterwards."
-"I dont know why you always act like this!" can be manslated as "Don't mind me right now, I'm PMSing."
21st April 2007
Fragment of the day: Dancing whilst drunk
19th April 2007
College is Right Around the Corner!
Alright so here's the deal. For those of you who don't go to high school with me, you should know that it is a tradition to hang stars around the school of the colleges that students were accepted into. Anyways, today, I put a LOT of effort into making a kickass star for UC Davis to hang. And I got to really thinking about college. It's such a scary thing to be leaving SoCal to go to college far away. But let's face it. I've seen the same faces at school every day fo the last 9 years pretty much. And although there are a few people going to Davis too, I will hardly see them at all. Noone can imagine the sweet release I am waiting for with each new moment that I will face ahead. The moment when I first meet my new roommates, the moment I enter my first class, the day I first come back for spring break. I can understand why so many of you are staying in Southern California. The weather doesn't get to erratic, you all know each other, and you wont be forced to make new friends, try new experiences, or adjust to something your uncomfortable with or afraid of. :
What I guess I'm trying to say is that all these reasons that you guys seem to be staying in SoCal, are the exact reasons I'm getting out of here! The one thing I'm looking forward to the most is getting to start defining who I am to others from scratch! I have so many good friends that I've shared some amazing times with, but lets face it. We've seen way to much of each other for the past nine years! OSKR, GANDR, and PHILIS, TREE will always be TREE, but TREE also needs to get away to make new friends. And I just know that if I wen't to a school that one of you was going to, we would have good times just like the past 8 years. The problem is that, unless I get away from everyone, I will never be able to leave my fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade self behind. SOCES has some sort of neverland effect on its students. Compared to other highschools, the people there are more imature, childish, and irrisponsible. A LOT less people who go to CES have drug/alchohol problems than at other schools. I mean, of course the drugs are there, but having those rugrats around all the time has some sort of effect on us. I guess this entry is some sort of pre-Goodbye and Good luck. I would say I'll miss you guys, but to be completely honest, I wont. And I sincerely hope that you won't miss me either. Hopefully you'll all be having too good a time with your new frat bro's or your drinking buddies, your new roommates, or the people in your band. You'll meet some fine girl in an upperdivision course who is also genuinely interesting and you'll end up married 10 years from now with a baby on the way. You'll go to a crazy party in the dorms and end up waking up next to 2 hotties. And you'll have forgot the condoms at home! (But don't worry, they don't have STD's.... or do they?)
Okay now Im mumbling, but I think you get the picture. Forget CES, have a kickass time in college, and I'll see you all at the reunion.
Obviously I'm gonna see you tomorrow or whenever, but I felt like writing and this is what came out.
18th April 2007
Shit I got from my friends for my birthday: :
-The Jackie Chan Collection
-grow your own
-The Alphabet of Manliness
, by Maddox
Shit I got today at the book drive:
Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD.
Works of William Shakespeare.
All the above shit. Was free.