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mjarredshelton
08 November 2006 @ 11:04 am
I think I celebrated too hard last night. Ugh. But way to kick some ass, Donkeys!

Might have to change this icon. Might.
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
mjarredshelton
15 September 2006 @ 02:15 am
My heart is sad. I just read that my dad's brother died. In April. I don't even know if my father knows or even cares. They would have no way to reach him if they wanted to.

It hurts me everyday to think how isolated he has made himself. He angers me, makes me cry and elicits my sympathy all at the same time.

I wish I could still call you "Dad"
 
 
Current Mood: sadsad
 
 
mjarredshelton
26 August 2006 @ 02:27 pm
I don't care if it's girly or not, this stuff is GOOD.

 
 
mjarredshelton
24 August 2006 @ 04:28 am
Somewhere inside me lies a problem.

Now to find it.
 
 
Current Mood: stressedstressed
 
 
mjarredshelton
19 August 2006 @ 03:02 am
I hate that I can't watch a movie and not think about her. I hate how I can't get over her. I hate how I tell her I've given up but I haven't. I hate missed opportunities. I hate him for being there when I couldn't be. I hate her for making the decision.

I hate it all.
 
 
Current Mood: lonelylonely
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
10 July 2006 @ 12:11 am
How frustrating. I ordered my new phone and it shipped on the 7th. I figured it would take a while to get here as they told me it would be here on the 12th. So I check the FedEx tracker and here is what I see:

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So it just chills at the package center for 3 days before they throw it in the truck to get to my house? Lame! I wish I could just go pick it up tomorrow.
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Fast As You Can - Fiona Apple
 
 
mjarredshelton
28 June 2006 @ 10:05 pm
Oh no. No no no. I am going to get in to some trouble now.

And I like it.
 
 
Current Mood: deviousdevious
 
 
mjarredshelton
24 June 2006 @ 12:53 am
I know who you are now.

You thought you could be sly and smart and never give it away. You did tonight.

No harm in that and, trust me, your secret is still safe.
 
 
Current Mood: deviousdevious
 
 
mjarredshelton
14 June 2006 @ 10:12 am
Cuteness behind cut.

You've been warnedCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: gigglygiggly
 
 
mjarredshelton
02 June 2006 @ 10:54 pm
Fuck the TWOP forums, the people on numerous other boards and 99% of Americans informally surveyed. The KFC bowl is one of the greatest fast-food inventions ever!

 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
02 June 2006 @ 09:23 am
omg what?

http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,19153,00.html

What's happening to my L&O? Yes, Milena is hot and I loved her in Conviction (which was a decent show but not outstanding) but I just can't see her working with Green and Van Buren in the precinct.

We'll see, I guess.

See who I'm talking aboutCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
 
 
mjarredshelton
29 May 2006 @ 11:43 am
Ok, I'm a pretty decent Avril Lavigne fan (apparently, she makes music, too?) but this card of hers and the ones of other music artists is scary. Putting Chingy on a Mastercard, to me at least, is almost the equivalent of putting the kids from Boondocks on a pack of Newports. Am I wrong?

http://www.myplash.com/getTheCard.asp
 
 
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
 
 
mjarredshelton
28 May 2006 @ 12:23 am
Pointless, I know, but I would like to offset all the Bob Cole bashing and commend him on one thing tonight. He called it the Stanley Cup Final, not the Stanley Cup Finals like most people incorrectly do.

Good on you Bob.

Now Edmonton, kick back, relax, watch a great East Final and get ready. Oh and buy earplugs. Rexall is going to be louder than it's ever been when game 3 rolls around.
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
mjarredshelton
18 May 2006 @ 10:57 pm
Yay! It's only May and I already have 4 tickets to opening night of the TBirds season. And how much were they, you ask? Not $20 like they usually are. And they didn't raise the price to start the season. I got them for:

$4 per ticket!


How kick ass is that?
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
mjarredshelton
18 May 2006 @ 01:03 pm
With my mom having gone to hospital with a concussion, my sister for shortness of breath, myself for a sprained ligament in my knee, and now my uncle being the ICU with an infection from a tooth that spread to his entire body, I'd certainly be happy not to see cream colored walls and hear about another person sick for a while.

Thankfully, my mom, sister and I are ok. My uncle, it's just a matter of time from what it sounds like.
 
 
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
15 May 2006 @ 12:08 am
Life, relationships, work, everything continue to amuse, annoy and confound me.
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
mjarredshelton
09 May 2006 @ 03:14 am
OMG! The Shield is now on iTunes!

Yay!
 
 
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
 
 
mjarredshelton
03 May 2006 @ 10:28 pm
Why did no one tell me this show existed?!

God, I have to move to that country.
 
 
Current Mood: flirtyflirty
 
 
mjarredshelton
27 April 2006 @ 03:12 am
Off to Chicago!

Pictures when I return not that any of you care

:+D
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
mjarredshelton
24 April 2006 @ 09:20 pm
Just a heads up, everyone. Tomorrow is free scoop day at Ben and Jerry's so if there is a location near you, pop in for some gratis ice cream.
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
20 April 2006 @ 02:21 pm
Well, any fears I had about flying or anything else have been replaced with the prospect of knee surgery. I just got home from the hospital where the doctor thinks I might have torn my meniscus in my left knee. I have to use crutches for the near future, get to be hopped up on Vicodin and have to get an MRI in a couple weeks. Nothing like tooling around a town you've never been to before while on crutches.
 
 
Current Mood: in pain
 
 
mjarredshelton
19 April 2006 @ 09:24 pm
So I'm now a week away from my first flight since June of 2002 and my first trip to somewhere not served by the Amtrak Cascades since October 2002.

What's different about this trip compared to the last 3 (Detroit, Indianapolis, Rohnert Park) I've taken? I have already met the person I'm visiting. Novel idea, no? My personality doesn't lend itself to keeping friends for a long time but somehow Mark and I have stayed friends for 12 or so years now. I guess that's a good sign. Here's our gayest picture, taken in White Rock, B.C.

Image hosting by Photobucket

Yes, I do have eyes, not just eyebrows.
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
mjarredshelton
19 April 2006 @ 02:00 am
I'm glad Passover and Easter are over now.

Time to get ready for Mother's Day.
 
 
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
 
 
mjarredshelton
18 April 2006 @ 12:18 am
Thanks, H&R Block, for emailing me at 12:14am of the 18th telling me it's time to print and file my tax return.
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
mjarredshelton
15 April 2006 @ 10:54 am
Happy Tax Day!

Oh, thank god, it's not 'til Monday.

Heh. Matzah song.

http://67.19.215.37/albino_audio/Matzah.mp3
 
 
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
13 April 2006 @ 09:52 am
Sometimes I wish the little toe had no nail at all. So small, so weird, so hard to cut.
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
mjarredshelton
11 April 2006 @ 11:57 pm
Can I just tell you all how much it sucks to have just a single letter as a first name? Most companies, forms, governmental agencies, etc., won't recognize a letter as a first name. Then I have to go through and explain the whole thing and the give me grief like it's my fault. If you really want to talk to the people responsible, drag my parents in here.
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
mjarredshelton
11 April 2006 @ 02:06 am
Not drinking for a week then having a 40oz bottle of malt liquor is not a good idea.

Here's to a day off from work and sleeping in until 2pm.
 
 
Current Mood: drunkdrunk
 
 
mjarredshelton
05 April 2006 @ 10:12 pm
You gotta be fucking kidding me.
 
 
Current Mood: draineddrained
 
 
mjarredshelton
22 March 2006 @ 10:19 pm
Bill O'Reilly aside, is there any worse person on tv than Nancy Grace?
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
21 March 2006 @ 01:41 am
The Professional

Star Wars

V for Vendetta

Sesame Street?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4y-b9cjaxVs
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
mjarredshelton
20 March 2006 @ 05:28 pm
Flipping through my Frommer's guide to Atlanta, they mention a coffee place as being one of the best non-chain places in town. It's called the San Francisco Roasting Company.

  1. Why would you name such a place that and put it in Atlanta?
  2. What does SF know about making coffee?
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
mjarredshelton
18 March 2006 @ 02:48 am
V for Vendetta gets an F

for fuckin fantastic.

All of you (all 7) go see it. It's great.
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
 
 
mjarredshelton
15 March 2006 @ 08:52 pm
Finally, the dvd gods have listened to me.

Thank you!

not the protest, the actual idea
 
 
Current Mood: hornyhorny
 
 
mjarredshelton
14 March 2006 @ 03:10 am
About damn time.

They finally added SVU to iTunes. Goodbye $1.99 every week.
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
13 March 2006 @ 09:34 pm
Aww, sad day!

Game Show Host Dies in Plane Crash

A small plane carrying retired game show host PETER TOMARKEN and his wife KATHLEEN crashed off the coast of Santa Monica, CA, today, killing both, "The Insider" has confirmed. Authorities say the six-seater Beechcraft aircraft was bound for San Diego around 9:50 a.m. when the pilot reported engine trouble. County firefighters said the plane went down in the Pacific waters about 200 yards offshore, and a man and a woman were taken by boat to the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in nearby Marina del Rey. They were both pronounced dead. Tomarken was a longtime game-show host best known for the show "Press Your Luck" (1983-1986) and "Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck"; he also occasionally appeared on shows such as "Ally McBeal." He was 63.






 
 
Current Mood: sympatheticsympathetic
 
 
mjarredshelton
13 March 2006 @ 12:07 am
First her bike was stolen.

Now she may be fired.

Main Entry: scha·den·freu·de
Pronunciation: 'shä-d&n-"froi-d&
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
 
 
Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
 
 
mjarredshelton
07 March 2006 @ 12:33 pm
Just my luck. After I cancelled my Atlanta trip because of the airfare being too high, Orbitz found me the price I was waiting for. Oh well.
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
mjarredshelton
05 March 2006 @ 09:04 pm
If I've learned anything in the last two weeks, it's that I've learned nothing.

What I had:

PORK CHOP SUPPER 14.25

Pair of center cut chops grilled and served with mashed potatoes, gravy and pan-seared greens.

What she had:

SIMPLY STEAMED CLAMS 9.25

Fresh manila clams steamed in lemon, white wine and butter.

from here

Food was fantastic, evening ok, outcome not so much.



 
 
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
 
 
mjarredshelton
01 March 2006 @ 01:52 am
On a lighter note, who says reality tv has to suck:

I highly recommend turning your speakers off.
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
28 February 2006 @ 10:56 pm
So I guess it's true. I make bad friend choices.

They either seem to be
  • oblivious
  • selfish
  • uncaring
  • all of the above
Don't think that that last option doesn't exist. She does. You can see her every day at my store.

I think I'll just stop making friends for a while. Why trust them if in the end they are just going to let you down anyway?
 
 
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
 
 
mjarredshelton
27 February 2006 @ 12:48 pm
What a great mashup, Toy Story and Requiem for a Dream:

http://www.simonaut.com/2006/02/24/
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
mjarredshelton
26 February 2006 @ 04:53 pm
Click here to listen to 'flowers and balloons'

You know you want to. You won't hear it anywhere else.
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
mjarredshelton
26 February 2006 @ 11:07 am
Mmmmmmm

FREE PANCAKES! NO STRINGS ATTACHED!

On February 28, 2006 from 7 AM to 2 PM IHOPs across the country will celebrate National Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) by offering our guests a free short stack of pancakes*. This is going to be our biggest one day celebration in our history.

National Pancake Day has a rich history that stretches back centuries and has always been a time of celebration. National Pancake Day always falls on Fat Tuesday and this year it will be a celebration at IHOP.

So gather your friends, family and neighbors and come to your local IHOP and enjoy a short stack of pancakes on us. All we ask is that you consider making a donation to a great charity like First Book or other local, worthy cause. Where else would you celebrate National Pancake Day than IHOP? See you there.

* Limit one free short stack per guest. Valid for dine-in only, no to go orders. Not valid with any other offer, special, coupon, or discount. Valid at participating restaurants only, while supplies last.
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
mjarredshelton
25 February 2006 @ 09:40 am
So I'm watching the 520 DOT cam (it's a slow Olympics day) and it got me thinking. They take the time to fix the rollers and bridge decks, etc. but has anyone ever actually seen them open it? In 25 years, I can't think of one time I've seen a boat go through that they needed to open the bridge for. Wait, one time for when they were constructing 90 but that's it.

I think I'll rent a canoe and make them open it for me.

Look how bored I amCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
 
mjarredshelton
24 February 2006 @ 11:58 pm
Oh hell yes!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/touchstone/stickit/trailer/

Not completely unrelated:

readykatego, did you ever see Munich? How did you like it?

Unrelated:

I always love seeing Craigslist posts about coworkers:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/mis/136555476.html
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
mjarredshelton
23 February 2006 @ 10:47 pm
Thank you Tacoma, it's about time!

Yummy!Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
mjarredshelton
16 February 2006 @ 10:38 pm
Since most of you come to me for weird things no one else notices, I bring you Hiya mints.


For about $100 you can have your picture placed on the mints which uses a lenticular to give the impresson of you waving, giving the mints their name.

So if you have a Franklin to get rid of and have always wanted to have your face on 36 packages of liquid filled mints, then click here.

 
 
Current Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
mjarredshelton
13 February 2006 @ 01:40 am
Podcasts, TV shows, streaming radio. Is there anything iTunes (and my soon-to-own iPod) can't do? So fantastic!

Any of you have suggestions for podcasts?
 
 
Current Mood: awake