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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
7:13 am
What the dill?
Cooking slop for the grunts in 'Nam was easier than this.

I can't wait to be done with school. Currently, I'm employed at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, but I hope to be done with school. That way, I won't have to bugger around with dead end jobs anymore. I'm going to be moving out of my brother's house at the end of may and moving in with some buddies. I'm really looking forward to becoming absolutely financially independent. I do pay my brother rent, but I don't see that as "counting".

I will be visiting Rochester on the weekend of June 3rd. I don't know how long I will be staying, but I will try to have it be as long as possible. I know I'm not going to see many people that I will want, so I apologize in advance.

Some updates:

Girlfriend: Nope
Hobbies: camping/wilderness survival, guitarra, Ipodding
Job: Patient Care Assistant
Major: Secondary Education
TV shows: Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Survivorman, The Flavor of Love
Music: Jamiroquai, Utada, Prince

And that's all for now. See ya
Monday, June 27th, 2005
1:46 am
I think I found a job...
So I haven't heard for my good ol' buddies from the Medical Center yet, but I talked with a woman who works at a nursing home here in town. It's more of a "waiting to die" home, but hey, it's a job. They may even pay for me schooling, so I'm crossing my fingers there.

At long last, I finally started training once again. It took me a while to start to get back into the swing of things, but it's coming back to me. My favorite position at this point is the "knee-on-the-stomach" position. It's where you are basically kneeling on your opponent's torso while they're on their back. The teacher is pretty good, which I'm stoked about and one of my buddies in the class is pretty good as well.

Apparently, I'm pretty good at the ol' Arnold impersonation. My brother, Vincent, says he wishes that he wishes he could do it as well as me, but I wish I were as good as Mike. We used to drive our mom crazy and she would "forbid us to do that". We started doing it around Captain Amazing (Chuck), and he thought it was funny. We then did it until he became aggitated because there was no way he was getting in on our little Ahnuld Fun Time.

Alright, goodnight.
Sunday, June 19th, 2005
3:00 am
Why is it?
When you have a steady job, there are a bzillion job offers, but the second you don't have one, there are none to be found? It's crap!

My current albums of choice are

Justin McRoberts - Trust

Hikaru Utada- Exodus

Hikaru Utada- First Love

I'm into Japanese pop culture right now, but not so much anime, but movies and music. I just saw Audition, and it was REALLY messed up. So was Suicide Club. I don't know why I'm drawn to Japanese media so much, but I am. Sue me.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
11:37 am
Looking for a good school...
Anyone know of any Rex Kwan Do Dojos in the mid Missouri area?
Thursday, March 24th, 2005
11:59 am
I feel like Judah Ben Hur when he's in the gallows...
It's kind of rough right now, but I have hopes for the future.

I got a question. Why is it that when you request to be put on the schedule for only one day a week, all these cute, friendly girls start working there? While I was working at Applebee's 4 nights a week, most of the people and I weren't the best of friends. Don't get me wrong, we weren't enemies, but we weren't as close as Walker and Trivette. But now there's this new girl there that I developed an instant crush on, and now I see here EVERYWHERE. It's a little bit scary to be honest.

I forgot to put on deoderant today, so I kinda smell.

I was really pissed when I got my W-2's. I didn't know that Medicaid came directly out of my paycheck. I'm seriously pissed off! Now I'm not saying that some people don't need it. Some do. SOME. When I see people a block down not working and drink 40 oz's in the street, I get mighty pissed because I'm paying for their medical bills.

Apparently, people are okay with money being taken out of their paycheck. My sister-in-law explained to me about Bleeding-Hearted Liberals. Why can't they pay twice as much so I don't have to? That's the question!

My mom is coming into town this weekend, and I'm a bit anxious because I know that it's going to be a little stressful. It always is. I should stop procrastinating...
Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
1:03 pm
As a dog returns to its vomit,
so a fool repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:11

I am not a huge fan of American pop music. It's never really tickled my fancy all that much. Japanese pop music on the other hand is freakin' awesome. I just got Exodus by Utada, and it's amazing.

According to a girl in my US History class, Ben Franklin invented the lightbulb. I guess you had to fill in the blank about how Thomas Edison covered that up in order to become the remembered person he is now.

I realized something. Being a scumbag is not an exclusively male trait. This girl at work rubbed my butt and I told told never do that again. Then she said, "I'm going to." I kid you not. If she had said "sorry, I won't," I would have let it go. I told the manager what happened hoping that she (the manager) would just tell her (the groper) to stay away from me, but nooooooooooo. I have to go through this ridiculous process in order to legally tell her, "Stay away from me, and my ass." Alright, time to go to class.

PS: I scrubbed my ass afterward.
Sunday, December 26th, 2004
1:32 am
Remember when I wrote whatever and didn't care who read it because no one I knew did? This is going to be a memorial to that time...

I fart A LOT. In fact, my former roommate said that I fart more than any human being he knows. While part of me is proud of his claim, another part of me has a constant fear of ripping one all the time. It's really a double edged sword. I was talking with some folks this summer and I made the claim that I could probably fart on command. I never tested this out, but they said, "I don't believe you, fart right now". Well, it turns out that I can.

My favorite Christmas movie is Jingle All the Way. My favorite line to quote from it is, "The Turboman dolls... THEY'RE ALL GONE!" If you think that movie sucks, I don't think we should be friends anymore.

I have a problem with belly button lint. My stomach and chest are really hairy and the hair grabs the lint from my shirt and funnels it into my belly button. Then I eat it (I'm kidding, I don't).

My favorite beverage is yoo-hoo. There are four cardinal rules to drinking it though:

1: You can only get the kind in the can.
2: You must drink it from the can. You can't pour it into a glass.
3: It must be served ICE cold. Anything less is disgusting.
4: You must shake it thoroughly. If not, you'll get the sludge at the bottom.

You don't want to look at it or else you won't drink it. That's the idea.

There's one christmas song other than "Christmas is All Around" that really touches my heart. It's really a beautiful song...

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true...
All I want for Christmas is...

...The Turboman doll!
Friday, December 24th, 2004
12:47 am
I've been thinking a lot.
I really want to write. I've had some ideas for a book or script, but I haven't really developed them other than in my head.

I recently saw A Series of Unfortunate Events and let me tell you, it's one of the best movies I've seen in a very long time. I'm going to get the books and read them. I know, I'm doing it backwards, but I can't help it.

Alright, I'm done writing for now.
Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
3:12 am
I'm going to kill someone...
I just did my quiz and lost it! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
9:06 pm
A quiz created by Kevin Ryan...
This is going to be a tough quiz, because there will probably be some names that you've never heard of, let alone what connects the two fighters.
Who would win in a fight...

Mitch from Baywatch or Michael from Knightrider:

Count Chocula or Sesame Street's "The Count":

Kevin Sorbo or Fabio:

Lucky Charm's "Lucky" or "The Leprechaun":

Agent Cody Banks or Cody from "Step by Step":

Mick Dundee or Steve Irwin:

Lewis Skolnick from "Revenge of the Nerds" or the dad in Lizzie McGuire:

The Backstreet Boys or Boys II Men:

Eric Roberts or Bruce Campbell:

Sammo Law or Walker, Texas Ranger:

Horatio from "CSI:NY" or Elliot from "Law and Order: SVU":

"The Three Ninjas" or "Surf Ninjas":

Tom Berenger from "The Substitute" or Treat Williams from "The Substitute" 2,3 and 4:

Rockapella or the 3 tools from "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiago":

Ben Kingsley or Patrick Stewart:

Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder:

Captain Jack Sparrow or Captain Planet:

Gary the Happy Pirate or Captain Ron:

Michael Landon from "Little House on the Prairie" or "Michael Landon from Highway to Heaven":

Now I realize a simple one-name answer is the easy way out, but that's not the spirit of the quiz. The spirit of the quiz is to give an explanation for each answer. Have fun with it, I'll do it once some others do.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
10:38 pm
Goodbye Charlton...
Gordon Street? Ah yes, Gordon Street. I use to know a girl who lived there, when I was young. Not a day goes by that I don't think of that girl and the promise that I made which I will always keep. That one perfect day on Gordon Street. ... Oh, its three blocks up, two over.

I love that man. I just got Ben Hur. It's so awesome. It makes me want to seek revenge. If there was only someone to seek revenge on...

Okay, I have to say something. I used to make fun of my sister (erineryan) for listening to The Cure. I have to apologize. They're awesome.

Alright, I gotta go.
Monday, December 6th, 2004
11:25 pm
Best Epic movies of all time...
The Mission
Ten Commandments
Ben Hur
The Last Samurai
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Last of the Mohicans

Those are the ones I have so far. Does anyone else have any suggestions? I want to see really good ones, but only epic movies.
Friday, December 3rd, 2004
4:03 pm
Let me just say, through this EMT class, I've seen some messed up things. Honestly, as nasty as some of the trauma patients can be, the medical patients can be a lot worse. The trauma actually doesn't really bother me at all. I won't go into detail because I'm starting to become desensatized to it. I started writing out some of the things I saw, but I used better judgement once I read over it.

Dear Diary,

Applebee's sucks. Applebee's in rural Missouri sucks even more. When a 15% tip is considered a good tip, you're in the wrong place. I'll give it a month though. And all things considered, I'm still making more than I would at another job.

Alright, time to go. Adios.

PS: Don't get a bladder infection.... and especially don't get one if you have a catheter. (sorry, I had to)
Monday, November 1st, 2004
4:45 pm
Something's rotten in the state of Missouri...
I think it's the ottoman. Chopper keeps peeing on it. Vin and Christy have three dogs. Jimmy is the smallest. He's a poodle mixture of some kind. He's a little smaller than a pug, but he isn't obsessed with chewing on socks like some pugs I've met... ahem...

Then there's Angel. She's a skipperkee. At least I think that's what breed she is. She doesn't have a tail, which is weird, but she's alright. She's about the size of a computer printer with furry legs (Sorry, I was looking for something to compare it to, but that seemed the only viable object in the area).

The largest of the three is Chopper. He's an American Bulldog. If you've never seen one, picture Arnold Schwartzenegger as a dog, and it will probably be a close description (mind you, it's got to be Arnold from "Conan, the Barbarian", not so much "Arnold, the Politician"). This dog is gigantic. It's not fat either, it's 100% muscle. I love feeding him doggy treats because when I toss it up in the air, 99% of the time, it lands in his mouth. This isn't because he's particularly skilled, but it's more due to the fact that it's like throwing a pea into a volcano. You can't miss. One thing that is rather nasty is how he slobbers all over the place. "Hey Kevin! That's a nice outfit for your interview. (Slobber!) Why don't you go change one more time?"

I made a mistake this summer. When I was working, for some reason or another, we all started singing the song "Right Thurr" by Chingy. Unfortunately, the only words I knew was, "I like the way you do that right thurr, right thurr". Usually this was followed by a blank look and then a feeling of stupidity. What did I do to solve this? I bought the album and started learning the words. Now it's in my head all the time, and it's just about the dumbest song ever written. Great. See ya.
Monday, October 25th, 2004
6:03 pm
Why I am a little upset...
Freaken Judo. I know I'm going to have to settle for it, at least for now. It's not NEARLY as good as BJJ, but BJJ is and hour and a half away, and the instructor wants his students to sign a year contract to study there.

Granted, I'd like to learn a few throws, but the ground fighting in Judo sucks! You can't do any kind of leg locks. That means someone who has studied Judo might be in a situation on the street, and given the proper training, could snap someone's ankle like kindling, but they won't know how. It's so lame. What pisses me off is that it is really my only practical option.

I really hope I get this job at Applebee's. I need money so badly it's disgusting. I have the second interview with the GM on Wednesday, so I'll find out then. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get it. Usually the second interview is a formality. We'll see.

I'm starting to meet people in my class in town which is pretty cool. I know most of the people in my class out of town, and the majority of them are total pervs. At least they're not perving on me. What's bad about it the class out of town is that it is an EMT class, and people feel compelled to tell about various stories that I wouldn't share with anyone. I contemplated giving and example of one of these stories, but I found it in my better judgement to not do so.

It's not all pervs mind you. There are a few, "Mr. Know-It-Alls" who like to patronize me. In this case, I feel an example is warrented, and not nearly as damaging to my public image as a perv one would be. The book in this class is rather graphic, and by rather graphic, I mean absolutely disgusting. This being the case, it's not uncommon for me to exclaim something along the lines of, "This is friggin' nasty". Then some tool chimes in with, "If you think that's gross you're in the wrong class." I realize that an EMT needs a relatively strong stomach, but let's face it, nasty is nasty. My tolerance for nasty stuff can change, but the standard of nastiness is constant. I usually rebuttle with something like, "Whatever! It's nasty, but I'll still get the job done. It doesn't mean I have to enjoy looking at that crap, you necropheliac!" That usually shuts them up.

Welp, see ya later!
Sunday, October 24th, 2004
12:06 am
Addicted to TV
I used to think that no one watches TV anymore since the internet got so big. I stand corrected. I am addicted to the following shows:

Survivor: Vanuatu
Law and Order: SVU (The other two aren't nearly as good)
CSI and CSI: NY (CSI: Miami is kind of lame with David Caruso)
Life as we Know it

I think Lost is the best show on television.

As far as movies go, I just saw one of the scariest movies ever. No, it wasn't "The Grudge" (Though I will see it because I'm a Sam Raimi fan). It was a movie called "The Eye". It's a Chinese film that will scare the paint off walls. I think "The Ring" was moderately scary, but not nearly as scary as "The Eye". I highly recommend it.

I admit, I saw "Mean Girls". There were funny parts. That's all I'll give you for fear of my masculinity draining out of my body.

Now normally I wouldn't include two "Chick Flicks" in an entry, but "Love Actually" was worth seeing solely for the Billy Mack character. Priceless. Simply priceless.

Okay, see ya.
Sunday, October 10th, 2004
6:08 pm
Guess what I saw last week...
...Oscar Mayer's one and only, "WEINERMOBILE"! Hey, I think it's noteworthy. Let's ignore the fact that Oscar Mayer is an abonination. It's so bad. I get sick to my stomach whenever I eat anything by Monsioer Mayer.

I have a cajones load of work to do and I'm procrastinating a little bit. I realized something since I've been down here. Moving is really hard. I really don't know many people down here. A lot of the people I've met are freaks too. People are just weird down here. I'm not sure if I like it though.

I need to meet some new people. I wish it were easy though. What I want to find is someone I can hang out with for a long extended period of time. As funny as that sounds, I can hang out with very few people for a long time. Anyway, time to get to work.
Saturday, September 18th, 2004
3:33 pm
A day in the life of Batman...
Have you ever noticed that Batman lacks the common ability known as having a head that turns? He's got that big rubber mask on, and it prevents all head movement. Since he wears that mask, he's also got to have some tunnel vision as well, not to mention the fact that it would be very hard to hear through that thing.

Let's evaluate Batman:

-Lack of head movement
-Lack of peripheral vision
-Muffled hearing
-No extraordinary powers other than befriending an extremely old butler

...and we're suppose to call him a SUPER hero? I think not.

So I had a really stiff neck yesterday from judo. That's why I felt like Batman.

Alright... gotta go.
Monday, August 30th, 2004
4:18 pm
Here I am...
Missouri, what a weird place. I wonder if I can get a minority scholarship for not being married at my age. I never thought I'd have to look at a woman's left ring-finger before. Craziness. Their not just married, but they also have KIDS! That's just plain scary.

I'm so mad that I haven't started training. It's 85 dollars a month and it's about an hour and a half drive. There's no way i can do that without a job first. I want to work food service, but it doesn't really matter.

The church I'm going to is AWESOME. Lot's of really cool people and I'm not wasting any time getting involved. I sang for the worship team last week and I hope to get involved with the High School ministry. Anyhow, I gotta go. Catch you later, Bill and Ted.
Thursday, July 29th, 2004
10:21 pm
The hunt...
I had an amazing experience today. I stalked a deer in the woods. It was a doe and two fawns. I got about twenty yards away from them, but they kept slowly moving away from me. I stay indoors all day, but I hardly get opportunities to do things like that.

I am getting really restless. I want to spend some time on the mat, but there is no one here to train with. Mike and I need to get an apartment together and train. We eventually want to open our own school, but it's going to be hard to put BJJ as one of our top priorities.

Okay, see y'all later.
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