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29 April 2006

harpy birfday

happy birthday wishes to my brother, kyle!! the big 3-0 is upon you!! i love you, big brudder!!!

interesting happenings at starbucks

so, i haven't been online much in the last week, and there's a funny story as to why.
well, maybe not so funny.

josh and i have an account at starbucks. you know, the t-mobile internet account. that's usually how we get online, by use of that service and our powerbook laptop. well, we no longer have a working powerbook. we also have not had a fully functional starbucks, the one josh works at, to go to to get online. sure, we can go to basically any starbucks and get online, but that's not the funny part.

last week, on thursday, april 20, 2006, josh was minding his own business up at his starbucks. he was not working, but had taken the laptop up there to get online. suddenly, the chair he was sitting in is turned about 90 degrees, the laptop thrown from his lap, and him facing a ford expedition now parked entirely inside the store. oh yeah, his store does not have a drive-thru.

that's right, an suv drove through the glass and into the starbucks store, making a complete mess of half of the store. luckily, the only person remotely in the way of the expedition was josh, and the chair he was sitting in took most of the blow from the vehicle, followed by his body.

we think the car may have hit josh's leg, and obviously because his chair was suddenly turned, his body is quite sore. his hips kinda got twisted, and his back is still real sore. the only other injuries he or anyone else received were some cuts and scrapes due to flying glass.

this event is totally a miracle. the suv busted through many tables and chairs, and went straight through the bar and settled in the back corner of the store. i usually sit at that bar. i never move from that bar except to go to the bathroom or leave. the sinks and sanitizer are located behind the bar, as is the coffee grinder and some other things for store use. it is a rare occurrence that nobody is in that area, whether behind the bar, sitting at it, or in front of it. the exact moment the expedition came crashing through was on such rare occurrence.

apparently the driver was experience a seizure as he came crashing into the store. there have been various reports as to where he came from, but i don't think we'll ever really know what happened before he came crashing into the store.

i'll post more later on this, with my own pictures i took when i went up to meet josh after he told me what had happened. he's doing okay. he had to miss a week of work because of injuries, and now we're dealing with the driver's insurance company for medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. that's quite a headache. prayers in this matter would be greatly appreciated, especially since we may need to get a lawyer. the important thing is josh is okay, no one got seriously hurt, and only the driver was taken to the hospital, mostly due to the seizure and not the crash itself. i will leave you with a picture from one of the news websites.

tag, i'm it

okay, so bethany tagged me. here goes nothing.

four jobs i've had
* lifeguard (at pools, waterparks and waterfronts)
* camp staff
* florist
* retail third key associate (it's a management position

four movies i can watch over and over again
* high fidelity
* someone like you
* ocean's 11/12
* center stage

four tv shows i watch
* csi
* without a trace
* everyday italian(when i have cable, or have access to cable
* friends (it's still on television, just not new episodes)

four places i've been on vacation
* nyc
* orlando
* boston
* galveston

four dishes i never get sick of
* dinner plate
* glass
* salad bowl
* cereal bowl
okay, i'll be serious
* anything chick-fil-a
* chipotle soft chicken tacos
* fajitas
* steak, especially my daddy's

four websites i visit daily(more like whenever i can get online)
* yahoo!mail
* myspace
* blogger/blogspot
* flickr

four places i'd rather be right now
* nyc
* los angeles
* anywhere in italy (please, oh please)
* asleep in bed

four people i tag
* josh
* kristen
* lindsay
* cat

18 April 2006

apples and oranges

anyone who knows me well knows that one of my favorite places (even though i've only been there once) is new york city. the big apple. the alphabet city. it's been almost a decade since i visited nyc for the first and only time (so far, anyway). i absolutely loved it. in fact, any time i see a movie or television show set in new york, especially ones that are actually filmed there, i get this fuzzy feeling. the city really seems to have an emotion about it. i've wanted to move there for a few years now.

josh and i have been talking. we both know we don't really want to stay here much longer. this summer, funds permitting, we're planning a trip to the west coast, a place neither of us has been. well, i went to seattle on a mission trip, but we've never been to california. we want to go to the los angeles area to check it out. basically, we're going to try to decide whether to move to nyc or the l.a. area in the next couple of years, when we have the money to move.

i've been looking for jobs in the new york and los angeles areas. the thing is, the stuff i'm qualified for is either lo/no paid. that'd be fine if josh or i already had a job lined up out there. hopefully one of us will find something out there in the time frame we are looking at. until then, i'm still looking for any opportunities to work in the the entertainment industry, paid or not. if you know of anyone who needs a production assistant, or anything technical in the movie/television/radio world, let me know. give them my name, too.