Friday, August 06, 2004

13 home and where've they gone?

The new pick up line of the century:

man: I must say you're quite comeuppulant
woman: What?
man: I think your "end" is quite justified.

Somehow I got comeuppulance in my head even though that's not the word I was thinking of.

LushRain and I tried out the Beachers at Petco Park tonight. Row 8, seats 29,30. Not bad but any plays in LF or RF are obstructed as is 1/2 the video board. So we watched the first 4 innings there, walked around the park at the park, off to the Padres Store in the bottom floor of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. We returned from the store just in time to see them go from 5-0 to 11-0. Nice. Stood at a table at Randy Jones BBQ with nachos and a lemonade watching the game on the big video screen behind the batters eye. We headed for the car during the top of the 7th. Listened to Mark Loretta's second homer of the night and Khalil's great play to end the game. Santana's...nice veggie burritos. Yum.

Came home to hear of the passing of Rick James. Strange. I know I should feel more than just, "So what?" but I don't. With all the bad things he did and the fact that I never personally knew him and never cared much for his music I just don't feel anything about this. Stick another icepack in my chest. I swear I'm really not cold hearted but I don't feel like I should force feelings there that just don't exist.

In the meantime I read an article by a good friend of mine at Michael Tatum. Great guy. Was interested in what he had to say about the new Beastie Boys and Morrissey. A- and B. Not bad. Could be worse...Much. SO I could buy them or I could download them. Morals or money? Isn't how the world goes these days? to bed. Gotta drive out to Agoura Hills tomorrow morning around 9am. WOW. I must get some sleep. Love you all and see you Monday.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

One Dozen Years a Doctor does not make

OK so I've finally awoken from my short slumber. Yeah that's right folks I got up this morning at 6:30 and I now regret it but here I am at work so what the hell. Can't go back now, right? Yeah so Butch and I finally hung out after a dozen years of being incommunicado. Let's do I remember the evening? I'm sure he'll give his account over at (and once I learn how to make a sidebar with links I'll have one for y'all) but here's how I remember it: So I visit the in-laws to get that $300 loan from them (so irresponsible with money you know) and head over to meet Butch around 9pm.
I drive into the complex and am promptly greeted with a "TENANT PARKING ONLY" sign. Ignoring the sign I park in an empty spot just praying the owner of said spot doesn't return home while Cricket is sitting there (Cricket's the car). Having a bit o' trouble finding the actual apartment I look up to see some guy peering into the parking lot and take the big guess that it's him. Upon finding out I was correct we say our hellos not know what the night has in store and we proceed to Brunswick Lanes in Rancho Del Rey.
I proceed to have my worst night of bowling EVER. I swear to you 4 things made that possible. First and most guilty were the shoes. The soles had no slide in 'em and my fear of stumbling and tumbling down the lane forced me to change from my normal delivery and had me off center all night. Second The ring finger I use to push off on the ball hurt like a bitch for some reason and I wasn't comfortable there either. Couple that with nerves and my pants being just a bit too big for me and I never got comfortable on the lanes. OK I lie. I had 3 or 4 frames there in the second game where I found my groove and hit Spare after Spare. Otherwise Two games under 70 and a 112. NOT GOOD.
So after three games I'm getting a bit sweaty and I'm a little frustrated so I declare bowling that night to be over. We return the shoes and were about to head to the bar nearby when I got the ingenius idea of heading to Moose McGillicuddy's. So we park at 6th and G in the little Ace Parking Lot in space 146 and make our way. Long do I forget this is now 10:30 at night and right after a game has gotten out. So we walk past the long line into Moose's and proceed to Fred Mexican Cafe instead.
So here is where a lot of those stories just start to come spilling out. He hears about my first time being drunk, the incident at Tony's (forgot to mention the swimming on the carpet how little details get missed), typical high school drama (not much of it but a tad bit), and I get to hear loads of great and horrific stories of drunken moments and we share our 9/11 stories. Trust me Butch you were right. That story DOES merit a free drink next time we hang. We sit and chow on food and drink until about midnight. We pay for our tab and head home.
Once we pull into the parking lot I'm thinking "OK well here's the end of the I walk him to the door?" Then I realize that's just crazy talk and we're all a little worried about him. Instead we sit and chat about video games, technology, the sound incident Memorial Day, and various other topics until about 2:20am. I get home at 3am...sleep came to me around 4am and the alarm rudely awoke me at 5am. I slept in until a little after 6am, took a shower and here I am.
So my impressions of last night's re-reunion: 12 years? What 12 years? What are you talking about? This guy was my best friend throughout elementary school and when we hung out last night it was as if we'd never been apart. I know that sounds a little odd when two guy friends talk about each other but I swear it's all innocent. The only difference is that there is a big chunk of our lives that the other doesn't know about. It'll be good fodder for conversations as we hang out more. We have the same sense of humor and our core personalities are the same. The difference there is we've grown up so we're smarter and more mature. Not more sane, mind you. Just more mature.
So I think either next Thursday or Friday we'll be seeing each other again. This time I'll pick him up and transport him to my place where he'll get to meet LushRain and sample her great cooking (if she'll agree to it...haven't exactly asked her yet). Should probably do it Friday so that this time if it runs until 3am or whatever it's no big deal because no one has work the following day. I tell you. Right now I need a pillow and Nidol will not be required.
Until tonight y'all. Ciao

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Cause I ain't got no time

Heading out to see Butch tonight. Haven't hung out with the dude in like 10-13 years. We'll see how my bowling is holding out. In the meantime I sit here watching the Padres game thinking...when was the last time our offense was this anemic? WOW. Hitting with RISP has gone the way of the Complete Game and the Stolen Base. Oh well. Such is the fruits of life.

My English skills are limited so you'll have to forgive me. Actually you don't have to do anything. just read this and enjoy it cause you never know in life man. You never know how long you'll be around. You have to live like the next moment you'll be meeting your maker and answering for your life's choices. There's my deep thought of the day. Hey, it's better than F*ck off isn't it?
Well I'm outtie so....F*ck off.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

People got me waiting for Sunshine

Breakfast: Grapes, Water, Trail Mix
Lunch: Pad Thai at Thai Table in Oceanside
Dinner: White Rice, Sesame Ginger Chicken breast. Salad with spinach, bacon, toppers, and 1000 Isle Dressing, some onion rings.

Hit of the Day: Watched the Padres drop the opener in their series against the Phillies and watched the Cubs beat the Rockies. Should have exercised tonight and did not.

Tonight was chores night. Took out the trash, cleaned my filthy dining room and did laundry. Now I'm just sitting here bored at about 9:52pm waiting to go to bed. Kinda early for me but what the hey. Waiting for Butch to call but I'll get back to him tomorrow. Need to get in touch with Tony. It was his birthday Saturday. Oh well. We'll hang at some point. In the meantime I'm just relaxing and watching Last Comic Standing.

Monday, August 02, 2004

You know you love San Diego Posted by Hello

WOW that took me an hour!

OK now that you know me, why don't we say hello? HELLO!

Alright the past weekend we went to all three Padres games against the hated Dodgers. Well I don't really hate them. I'm more a baseball fan than a team fan so whatever. The first game was a 12-3 snorefest. The other two were AWESOME! Other than April 8th I'd say they were the best games I've seen in some time. Great defensive plays, late comebacks. My kind of baseball.

You know I'm sitting here typing and trying to be funny and amusing but I just don't feel it right now. You don't mind if I'm dry do you? Good cause that's how you're getting it. Dry and rough.

Music...saw tony play the Casbah July 26th as a member of Red Pony Clock. Bad set but I got the CD anyways and they're not bad. Kinda like late Beatles with some latin influences. Good stuff overall. Since I'm listening to just about everything these days. Alternative, Grunge, Indie Rock, 80's pop, R&B, new & old punk, new & old rap, metal, folk pop, folk rock, ska, reggae, classical, Brit pop, goth, you name it. Even Drum & Bugle Corps stuff.

Movies...want to see so many movies right now. Fahrenheit 9/11, Some Kind of Monster, The Village, The Manchurian Candidate, The Bourne Supremecy, Drum Corps International, Harold & Kumar go to White Castle, sorta wanna see King Arthur, The Terminal. Perhaps I'll see Napleon Dynamite.

Old movies I love...Pulp Fiction, Resevoir Dogs, Office Space, Kevin Smith stuff, Princess Bride, Kill Bill, LOTR, Harry Potter gets me (why?), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pirates of the Caribbean, Willy Wonka, etc. Best horror movies include Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist. Blair Witch was scary when it first came out. Other movies I've enjoyed but haven't stuck as favorites include Jurassic Park, Titanic, Star Wars, the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and other stuff.

Still a Transformers freak. Will never accept anything other than Gen One though. If it ain't original it ain't Transformers no matter what the package says. I miss Thundercats too.
GI Joe, M.A.S.K. and He-Man. Did we have some great cartoons in the 80s or what? Even ESPN was better from about 85-96 or so. Miss the original Nickelodeon shows like Today's Special, Pinwheel, and most of all You Can't Do That on Television. even original Double Dare.

Alright enough reminiscning. See you tomorrow...

Lots of stuff going down today

OK I'm gonna start this by introducing myself...Please forgive me's the most intensive ID Card I've ever seen so I'm gonna use the template here:

Name: Daniel Ray Womack
Birth date: June 17, 1978
Birth place: Long Beach, CA (grew up in Chula Vista)
Current location: San Diego, CA (right around Rancho Bernardo)
Eye color: Green
Hair color: Brown
Height: about 5'8"
Righty or lefty: Righty Reminds me of the lyric "If you know me so well then tell me which hand I use."
Zodiac sign: Gemini

Your heritage: mostly German and French-Canadian with a bit of Hopi, English, and Irish.
Your weakness: Anything that smells good. Better narrow that down. Any FOOD that smells good.
Your fears: public humiliation
Your perfect pizza: Thick buttery crust, lots of cheese and just a bit of sausage and mushrooms.
Goals you'd like to achieve: Being temple worthy. yes I'm mormon. Becoming a fairly successful musician. I just wanna play. I'm not in it for the money. If a few people like it that's a bonus. It keeps me getting gigs.
Current Occupation: Work as a Data Entry/Processor in the Marketing Dept of a company called By Referral Only. By Referral Only is a business development organization that provides education and training to business and service professionals primarily in the real estate and lending industries. Our services are also well-suited for those in other professional and financial services industries.

Your most overused phrase on IM: Dude
Your first thoughts waking up: Wow, it's already morning?
Your best physical feature: I think it's my eyes and arms. My wife thinks it's my legs and butt. Gotta go with her answer.
Your most missed memory: If it's a memory I must still have it so how could I miss it? OK well if I have to choose something from the past I miss the most it's old friends I've lost touch with whether through stupidity or just the natural occurences during the aging process.

Favorite Soda: Root Beer. Can you really top that?
Favorite Fast Food Joint: Right now I'd have to go with Santana's. Killer Carne Asada!Also love Thai Table and Philadelphia's Best in Oceanside.
Favorite Restaurant: The Prado. Hands down. Nobody even comes close.
Single or group dates: Group dates are the most fun, cause you can always have fun with friends, but end it alone with your date for something romantic.
Favorite Footwear: Lowa's or Doc Marten's
Lipton Iced Tea or Nestea: Ice tea can go to hell where it belongs
Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
Cappucino or Hot Coffee: Coffee can follow tea. I'll take the Hot Chocolate.

Smoke: No. used too...gave it up
Cuss: Still do. Trying to curb it but it just keeps creeping back up again
Sing: Of course. Got a voice for Matchbox 20 but would rather sing ska, rock, or church hymns. What a combination huh?
Take a shower everyday: Try too. If I don't shower in the morning my day sucks.
Do you think you've ever been in love: I know I have. Still am.
Want to go to college: One day in another life
Like most about high school: Band. Fun with friends at the end of my senior year. Going to Coffee Shoppes. Don't drink coffee anymore but I still like the quiet atmosphere in them.
Want to get married: Already been there. Where you been?
Believe in yourself: I'd love to say yes. When I'm in the right mood I'm very confident but usually I'm very apprehensive and insecure.
Get motion sickness: Nope not I
Think you're attractive: Not really. I used too but it got to my head so I'd rather find good things about others to concentrate on.
Think you're a health freak: No but I am trying to exercise more and eat right for once.
Get along with your parents: Yeah still get along with both. Hasn't always been that way but right now I actually wish I talked to them more. I'm always the reason I fall out of touch with people.
Like thunderstorms: I'd prefer the lightning shows that go with thunderstorms. Esp. on the CA/AZ border. Those storms get pretty wicked.
Play an instrument: Trumpet very well, guitar satisfactorily, drums I can fake. Played Trombone and Euphonium in High School a bit but never got very good at either.

LAYER SIX: In the past month, have you...
Drank alcohol: No alcohol in the last sixth months (edited Aug. 18th. I fell two weeks ago hopefully never to return).
Done a drug: Had my last toke of MJ about 3 months ago (edited Aug. 18th I fell with this also two weeks ago hopefully never to return). That will be my last forever.
Made out: Yeah just this afternoon. I tell you Victoria is such a great kisser. Too bad you'll never know.
Gone on a date: Yeah. We went out of town and then home for some Olive Garden. 30 hours without sleep. First time I've tried that in quite a while.
Gone to the mall: The only time I've been to the mall recently is to park at Horton Plaza for a Padres game.
Eaten an entire box of Oreos: Just finished off a box and it took me a month to get through it.
Eaten sushi: I wish. Love the stuff but haven't been to Sushi Deli in a while.
Been on stage: Very close. Saw a high school buddy play at the Casbah two Fridays ago opening for Steve Burns (yes the Blues Clues guy is now an Indie Rock star).
Gone skating: Nope. Hate skating. Never liked it. Never will.
Made homemade cookies: HAHAHAHAH. Me bake? HAHAHAHA
Gone skinny dipping: Nope. Trust me it wouldn't be a pretty sight. I'm not 105lbs anymore. I'm bordering on 280 now.
Dyed your hair: No my hair isn't long enough. When it was longer I dyed it a few different shades of red.
Stolen anything: No. If I can't pay for it, it wasn't meant to be.

Played a game that required removal of clothing: Yes
If so, was it mixed company: What do you mean by mixed? Like were they in a blender or a mixing bowl? No. Were they tangled together? No. Were they male and female? yes.
Been trashed or completely intoxicated: Can't count with all my organs the number of times. For a couple years I called alcohol my long lost brother. Couldn't have fun without it.
Been caught "doing something": Sure. Right now I was caught typing in this post.
Been called a tease: Never. Not even by my wife. I don't tease. I always give it up in the end.
Gotten beaten up: Not since I was 10 years old. I still remember that fight. We pretty much just beat on each other until we were both too tired to continue. Couple of wimps we were. Couldn't even knock the other one out or cause any lasting damage.
Shoplifted: Again I haven't shoplifted since I was a youngin.
Changed who you were to fit in: Tried that in Junior High and it didn't work. The moment I started being me I started being popular. So I stuck with what worked. People just like being around me. Not that I'm egotistical or anything.

Age you hope to be married: 21. Cause that's when I got married. Oh God...what have I done? j/k
Numbers and names of children: Dude not only do you want my kid's name you want their number too? Why not just go looking for your dates at the local grammar school or have you already tapped that? No kids yet so go somewhere else with that.
How do you want to die: Painlessly and in my sleep. Doesn't everyone?
What do you most want to be when you grow up: I'm not grown up yet? Oh yeah that 80's Toys R Us jingle. OK I want to be a musician. I want to write LDS rock so that BYU Radio will stop playing that wanna be KYXY stuff.
What country would you most like to visit: England. Don't know why. It's gray and sorta boring but it has all those castles and old history and stuff.
One word to describe yourself: Conflationary

What do you look for in the opposite sex: a vagina. You can't be too sure these days.
Best eye color: Who's to say what color is the best? Oh you want me to be the one? What if I don't want that kind of responsibility? I'm not answering this question because there's no right or answer.
Best hair color: see above
Short or long hair?: Depends on the girl. Some girls look great with one or the other. My girl looks best with either.
Best height?: Again with this best stuff. My wife is 5'6". Is that good enough for you? Anyone 0'1" to 12'11" is great.
Best weight: Dude you have got to stop obsessing with this word. I think this would be one that you could use to answer the IM question. I'd prefer if my wife and myself were 100 lbs lighter but that just isn't gonna happen right now. These things take time. For now I think she's sexy and I still tap that every other day or so.
Best articles of clothing: gotta go with the socks. Nothing says sexy like a kinky pair of socks. NO? I'll go with skirt. If a girl has a nice long loose skirt on, it makes for easy access. Nothing wrong with that
Best first date location: Somwhere near the coast during a pretty sunset. Great dinner near the beach and later...well...let your imagination flow.
Best first kiss location: see above

Number of people I could trust with my life: Outside of family I'd say right now just two but it could grow or shrink any time. I have a lot of good friends so I guess we could expand that by quite a few but 2 stand out because we've been so close for so long and because of their proximity to me at this time.
Number of CD's I own: hundreds. Don't make me go count.
Number of piercings: none and never will
Number of tattoos: none and never will
Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: Not since High School and even then I'm not 100% sure. I know I have talked to reporters since then but nothing I've said has ever made the paper.
Number of scars on my body: plenty. Thought I was a slick dude on my bike as a kid.
Things in my past I regret: treating my parents so bad in high school. Losing touch with some good friends I had as a kid. Wasting 8 years in the church (still not temple worthy). Some mean things I said about people I've worked with over the last few years. I don't know them enough to make those types of judgements.