|quite possibly the longest entry I've ever written
||[Jul. 28th, 2005|03:24 pm]
Hey guys. First, here's the story about what took so long to get to Texas. The truck my mom brought up from TX was packed up, and we were ready to go. It was unbalanced, so we went home. The next morning we repacked it and packed it a third time since the second wasn't balanced, either. After the third pack, we left... and got stuck a little past Lakehurst. Something happened to the engine/rod. So we get towed back home, and the truck is taken to Lakewood. After a good week or so, my mom got tired of just sitting around the house waiting, so she rented a Budget truck. We took it to Lakewood, packed everything, and since there was plenty of room left, we went back to the house and packed a little more. We hop in, turn the key, and the "Repair brakes" warning light comes on. We didn't want to take a chance, so we called Budget and got a mechanic to arrive the next day... so we called Budget again. They said they'd replace the truck for us and send movers to help, too. Well, the movers arrived the next day, but instead of getting a truck, a tow truck came to take ours away while it was fully loaded. So once again, another day was wasted. NOTE: around this time, a hurricane was nearing Rockport and the town had to be evacuated. Anyway, the following day, we picked the truck up ourselves, got the loaders to come back, and left that night. Everything was fine from that point forth. On a side note, the customer service rep. from Budget is from Rockport (the place I'm living now). How coincidental is that?|
We got here Sunday night at 10 (11 at night in Jersey) and spent the night at my uncles. The following few days up until now have been spent unpacking, putting things away, laying tiles, grouting tiles (filling the spaces in between), and cleaning. I have to admit that it's coming out pretty nicely. The living room, kitchen and both my mom and Kristin's room are all light pink, and the tiles in the living room/kitchen are "Texas beige". Unfortunately, though, the bedrooms will have to wait a while until we can do something with the floors. btw, we found a real scorpion in the kitchen. That's freaky shit, man; I'm all paranoid now to walk around the house now.
I had my first band practice last night. It was weird... being a senior and not knowing anybody. Well, I knew some people from myspace, but even so, I never met them in person... until last night, of course. They were all different than I expected -- Seema is shorter, Kathleen isn't as chunky as her pictures showed (actually, she's pretty slim), and Ashley is actually cuter in person. The other sousa player, Eric, is pretty cool. He's pretty easy to talk to. I also met this one girl, Eunice. She's cool, too... she's just really silly and giggly. There's this other guy in the percs, Garret. He's not so bad.
As for actual practice, we're playing jazz/swing music. All I know is one of the songs is called Moonglow and that we're playing a Count Bassie piece.
This band is reeeaally competitive. Last year, they won the championship for their division for the first time in the school's history; this year they want to go on to All-State championships if possible. There's more detail to that, but what can I say? I'm lazy =)
After practice, my mom took Kristin and me to Subway. It was there when I realized I left my music on the stand. OOPS! haha Anyway, since it was so late at night, there were only two people working. One of them, Amber, was checking me out soo much. I thought it was cute/hilarious. Kristin noticed, too. The second person working comes from Worcester, Massachusetts -- that's my old hometown before I came to New Jersey. So she and my mom were talking for a good 10-20 minutes about that while our food was still being made. I can only imagine how cold Kristin's meatball marinara hoagie was getting. While they were talking, the three of us (Amber, Kristin, and myself) just sat around kinda staring into space, making some small talk here and there.
Afterwards, I came home and hooked up the TV and Xbox. I was so upset when I realized the free Halo 2 maps come out August 20 and not sooner =( Speaking of Halo 2, I found a copy of the Collector's edition on sale for $45. If anyone wants it, mail me the cash, and I'll buy the game and send it to ya. So yeah... I played until, like, 3 in the morning.
I woke up, played some more, finished checking my mail from weeks ago, ate breakfast, and finished grouting up until now. And in an hour, it's back to practice I go. Who knows, maybe I'll go to Subway and see Amber again ;) heheh