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I had to.... [26 May 2007|09:52pm]
Haiku2 for astroman
an asshole
let me know either way for
example someone
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Created by Grahame
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fun with technology before it enslaves us all [15 Mar 2007|08:10pm]
Say what you will about how annoying people are that hold up their phones or text their friends at concerts but I'm glad that one my friends is one of those people. I awoke this morning to a blinking phone indicating that some fool had called me in the middle of the night. I see that it was from Ryan who just happens to be at SXSW right now. I start to listen to the message half expecting him to be bragging about hanging out with David Cross or some other shit that would drive me into a jealous rage. The message starts out quite a bit garbled and I can hear a ton of people hooting and/or hollering. Then I notice that someone is playing and singing but I can't make out exactly who it is. It becomes more and more clear and I finally come to the realization that it's Daniel Johnston. Big ol' crazy brilliant Daniel Johnston. It made my day. Sure I can't be at the show but I'm glad my friend and a little bit of technology brought me as close as it could.

(edit: ok so I just found out that it wasn't who I thought it was but it was The Mountain Goats who, on a voice-mail that was recording in a giant group of people, sound a hell of a lot like Daniel Johnston. Oh, well. Still cool none-the-less)
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Oh, for the love of Bob! [23 Feb 2007|09:36pm]
I've got the fucking hic-ups. For the past half an hour I've felt like that one character on The Simpons; *Hic Kill me *Hic Kill me.
Oh joy of joys.
Do you know how hard it is to drink beer or smoke a cigarette while inflicted with a curse from one of the fallen angels of heaven?
Damn this is annoying.
Ok, I'll stop annoying all 3 people that will read this.
HIC...Fuck....HIC....Balls...HIC...Dammit!!!
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pictures of dorkery [20 Nov 2006|10:14am]
So, being the gigantic geek that I am, I arrived outside of the Target down the street from out place for 3 hours prior to them opening to get the new Nintendo system. It was cold but not as cold as it could have been and I was #111 in a line of a little over 200 people. My toes had become numb long before I was able to get inside to be welcomed by the glorious warmth of Target.
I finally get the system and head home to set it up. Needless to say my daughter and I played the sports game that came packaged with the system for about 7 hours yesterday. With the system having motion sensitive controllers we were jumping around like little fools playing tennis, bowling, baseball, golf and boxing. On the downside, I whacked K on the back of the head w/ the controller while swinging in tennis. She shook it off after a second and we decided to put a barrier between us to keep our distance.
I’m not too embarrassed to admit that I am a little sore this morning. Well, maybe a little.
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At least somebody was able to do this [06 Mar 2006|12:51pm]
So, until the wife & I have gotten around to put up some pics of the new little bugger, you may visit this site Alpharat. He's a great friend of mine and was nice enough to put up a little thingie about the little tike. Please note that "Baby no name" is his nephew. Please see all other entries concerning Baby B.
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so effing sleepy [04 Mar 2006|06:38pm]
For those of you out there that were unawares, the wifey and I were pregnant. Well, she was physically and I was by association. Now, I used past tense becuase we finally came to the end and out came a little girl early Wednesday morning. Either I or the wifey will have some pics up in the near future.

I'm going to go get some rest now.
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a little thing that I promised to post about. [11 Feb 2006|08:53pm]
So I mentioned a couple of months ago that I was having a bit of trouble with Best Buy either being extremely idiotic or lying bastards. Well, I sent my last e-mail out at the end of December and never heard from them again. Maybe I dazzled them with my logic and my well thought out argument, maybe they got scared that I was on to them and ran hiding to their caves. More then likely I just pissed them off with an over abundance of annoyance like a lot of my customers at work do to me.
Here's how the whole fiasco got off the ground.
It all started when I found a DVD collection on Best Buy's website that I wanted to get M for x-mas. The price was a lot cheaper then what I was expecting it to be and therefore, with the new bambino on the way, quite excited. Thinking that the online price would be the same as in the store I headed to the nearest Best Buy. I found the collection but it had a price tag of about twenty more dollars then the online version, same item different price. I then went to ask a nearby blue-shirted Best Buy employee about the discrepancy and he said that that happens some times but that he'll check the website and match the price, this being their policy. Fantastic, I just checked the site before I left work and lo and behold when he pulled up the site it..was...the...same as the store pricing. Damn. Well maybe I was remembering the pricing from some other site. My bad. Sorry. I contemplated my options and, because I hadn't waited until the last minute, I had enough time to get it elsewhere. I put the DVDs back only to go home empty-handed.
Just to make sure that I hadn't lost my mind I checked their site as soon as I got home and found...the same damn twenty dollars less price that I had thought it was. That little lying, pimply faced prick. Well, ok, maybe he wasn't that bright so I decided to lodge an online complaint, truth be told, my first ever.

Here's what I wrote, their response and how our lovely little discourse progressed. Best Buy employees names have been omitted because it could have been all of them for all I care.


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Dammit [25 Jan 2006|09:15am]
I'm in pain. I can't turn my head because my neck and back are fucking killing me. I took some skelaxin before I came to work but now it's just making me loopy and it hasn't diminished the pain at all. It's a good thing that my chair swivels but it's hard as hell to type with one hand while you have to hold the phone with the other. I hate when drugs don't do their job.
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Terror alert = rainbow fun time [11 Jan 2006|03:38pm]
How nice is it that one of our government agencies has the time and resources to teach the children of the U. S. of A. the fun side of natural and unatural disasters.

http://www.fema.gov/kids/

I still can't find the story of Billy the Anthrax Ridden Aardvark anywhere yet. I know it's there somewhere.
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antici.....pation [09 Jan 2006|09:41am]
I believe that someone has tapped my psyche and made what may possibly be one of my favorite movies ever. At least it seems to have a lot of the elements of one.

http://www.tokyo-zombie.com/
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Rantalicious [12 Dec 2005|11:14am]
I just wanted to forewarn people that there will be a healthy rant towards the people at Best Buy. How I approach it will all depend on how my correspondance progresses throughout the day.
I'll keep you posted.
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just a thought [09 Dec 2005|09:08am]
Doesn't it seem like the Saddam trial over in the Mid-East is turning into a OJ Simpson type event? We just need Shapiro & some ill-fitting gloves to top off the roster.
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contemplation [28 Jul 2005|11:09pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

We need to move to Portland. Lovely visit. Nice atmosphere. Various Van Sant iconography. Fantastic set of ingrained local friends. Couldn't ask for more. I already have my theatre picked out, my video store, multiple book stores. Just need a job, place to live and an ex-wife out of the way...if you know what I mean...damn. Fuck...one day.

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and a little birdy has entered the household [05 Jul 2005|10:55pm]
So, the biggest news I have as of late is that M and I, well she mostly, are preggers. Most of you know this already but I thought I would say it as well.
I've come to the realization that I might be too hard on myself when it comes to what I want to write. I'm trying to be too complicated, too "original", too ground breaking. It's beginning to make me angry that I'm unable to pull off what I want to do. Maybe I'll start simple. Maybe I'll do something a little easier. Something that I know. Something that doesn't involve too much of too much. I need the practice. I just need to do something.
On another note, I will be travelling to Portland to visit duchess_k. This is a more then welcome company financed trip that will ship me across the country to hang out w/ some of my best friends. My god it's nice to work where I do sometimes.....but other times...well you know.
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I'm crying into my weather-worn jounal [21 May 2005|10:39am]
Emo Kid
You are 42% Rational, 28% Extroverted, 42% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant.
You are the Emo Kid, best described as a quiet pussy! You tend to be an intuitive rather than a logical thinker, meaning you rely more on your feelings than your thoughts. Not only that, but you are introverted, gentle, and rather humble. You embody all the traits of the perfect emo kid. You are a push-over, an emotional thinker, gentle to the extent of absurdity, and so humble that it even makes Jesus puke. If you write poetry, you no doubt write angsty, syrupy lines about depression, sadness, and other such redundant states of emo-being. Your personality is defective because you are too gentle, rather underconfident in yourself, decidely lacking in any rational thought, and also a bit too inhibited.

I probably made you cry, didn't I? Fucking Emo Kid.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.

Compatibility:

Your exact opposite is the Smartass.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hippie, the Televangelist, and the Starving Artist.

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If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.





My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 24% on Rationality

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You scored higher than 29% on Extroversion

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You scored higher than 45% on Brutality

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You scored higher than 42% on Arrogance
Link: The Personality Defect Test written by saint_gasoline on Ok Cupid
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The ego of my peers [21 Mar 2005|10:41pm]
So, some friends and myself have brought it upon ourselves to begin a little self motivated writing workshop. Mostly, because we need a reason to write and not to stroke our own egos. I'm going to throw myself out there & post what I had written for our first little exercise. This being to write a beginning paragraph that begs the reader to continue. Something so compelling that the reader must read more. Here for your pleasure, that term being quite subjective, are the two that I wrote. Please be forwarned, I'm planning on continuing with both of these stories.

-There were words to describe what Jakob had done. There were many laws, known and unknown, that had been broken by what Jakob had done. But what he didn't have, was an understanding as to why there was anything particulary wrong with what he had said. Nevermind the fact that it seemed a little excessive to be put in cuffs and arrested for something so simple as a word.

-There's an urgency that seems to be arousing an increase in their activity and their realism. One tugged upon the back of my shirt the other evening. They are beginning to interact with my surroundings and seem to be asking me to interact with them. Just yesterday, one looked into my eyes and gestured for me. My hallucinations, that being my doctor's word, seem to be getting worse.

Maybe I'll take a little longer then a half an hour before we meet to start writing this time. $1.50 well drinks does make it a lot easier to go to class then it did in college though.
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Ok...ok already...and now for something not completely different [23 Jan 2005|09:32am]
meme, meme the magical fruit.

THE THREE THINGS MEME
THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Daddy
2. Hubby
3. Lunchbox
THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE HAD:
1. Astroman
2. William Lee
3. Astro
THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. I'm jaded yet open minded
2. I can think for myself
3. I'm an atypical male
THREE THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. I married my ex-wife
2. I procrastinate too much
3. I haven't written anything worthwile in a while.
THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
1. German
2. Dutch
3. French..I think. Grandma doesn't remember a lot of stuff very acurately
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Clowns
2. Religious zealots
3. My ex-wife
THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. my family
2. iPod
3. computer
THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. fuzzy pj pants Monica bought me
2. Socks
3. psuedo-vintage shirt from Old Navy
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS :
1. Social Distortion/Mike Ness
2. Bright Eyes
3. The Clash
THREE NEW THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:
1. A food dish I've never tried before
2. Watch all of the movies I own that have yet to watch
3. Finish reading all of the books I'm currently reading...I've literally lost count
THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP (love is a given):
1. Good sex....check
2. Geek girl....check
3. Intelligence...check
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE:
1. I'm I dork
2. At least 2 good things came from my ex-wife
3. I have 3 testicles that I've named after the kids on My Three Sons.
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1. Eyes
2.The curvature of the back
3. T & A....does that count as one?
THREE THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T DO:
1. Take the bible as a completely non-fiction piece of history
2. Support a president that thinks like a high school sophomore
3. Learn to enjoy NASCAR
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE PASTIMES:
1. Watching films
2. Reading
3. hanging out with the wife & daughter
THREE CAREERS YOU'RE CONSIDERING:
1. controversial/respected comedian
2. controversial/respected filmmaker
3. controversial/respected writer
THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. Tokyo
2. Australia...for the wombats
3. Halloweentown
THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Release something to public acclaim--writing or film....mostly stolen from Erica's response.
2. Make sure the kids I raise have a broader range of experiences then I had, culture-wise.
3. Out-live my ex-wife...hehe that was sadistic
THREE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO DO THIS MEME NOW:
1. My Sister
2. My Wife
3. My Best-Man
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Everybody join in the fun [21 Jan 2005|09:54am]
Ripped off from Duchess...and now feel obligated to post myself.

RULES: I want everyone who reads this to ask me 3 questions...no more, no less. Ask me anything you want and I will answer it. You can ask anonymously or not. Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this, allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything.
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I'm such a rat bastard [10 Dec 2004|08:18am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Well, I'm spending the evening making my wife psychically jealous. I have commandered a copy of the extended version of "Return Of The King" a few days before release date, I have my connections. Teasing her over the phone while I hold the film in my hand. "Have you been a good girl?" "Should I pick it up today?" You know, the usual, I can be a pain in the ass routine. I'm watching it right now. I'm making her ears red. So many deleted scenes she hasn't seen. She's become a fanatic of these films and I'm gloating in my own subtle way. Almost like tasting the cake before the birthday girl.
hehe....she'll watch it soon enough.

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capitalist/communist tea cake party [06 Dec 2004|10:10am]
As an unseen circumstance has arisen...namely my long forgotten sense of well being, I have agreed to reduce my smoking to nil for the immediate future. Suprisingly, I've gone for 10 days with only 2 smokes. This is already longer then I've gone in the past 10 yrs or so. Prospects seems to be good.
Ok, I might be psychopathic but my wife seems to find it weird that I know that John Wayne Gacy's "clown" name was Pogo and that he painted quaint little pictures elongating this persona.
Surprisingly, I'm not irate, my temper hasn't risen nor has my appetite skyrocketed. I haven't even nibbled upon my pens at work. I'm quite disappointed in my lack of withdrow.
this Gacy film has a lot of the "plastic on the furniture". I'm not used to that...It just doesn't seem comfortable.
Ok, I want a cigarette...but surprisingly it's quite easy to say that "I'm too lazy to go to the gas station."
Oh well, sure it's more addictive the heroin but at least the withdraw isn't as tedious.
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