November 07, 2004
I should have written your poem this morning, but I was too lazy and my thoughts were too boring
Mr. Shamai, I love you dearly
And so, Im compelled to write this poem sincerely
Today was a day that shouldnt be missed
That I was trapped in DC makes me pissed
I hope you received the best birthday wishes
-and lots of cute boys gave you big birthday kisses
Im not talking little pecks on the cheek
Im talking kisses that stay on your lips all week
I hope you got some quality presents
Good music, good books, perhaps a few peasants!
Though peasants arent exactly PC
Perhaps instead, little elves the size of large fleas
Regardless of what kind of presents you got
Or attention received from boys that are hot
I hope your birthday was fun and amazing
Hope your birthday dinner fulfilled every craving
Happy Birthday, Shamai
Youve survived another year
As usual, Im so sad
I couldnt be there
October 08, 2004
For Once It's Not Belated
Dear Best Friend, its been 2 years in a row
That I have missed your birthday due to being far from home
Once again, I am stuck out here in DC
Missing out on all of your birthday glee
If I were there, Im sure, we would paint the town red
We would dance all night till our legs were like lead
Alas, my daydreams are to no avail
The best I can do is say, youre presents in the mail.
On this, the celebration of your 26th year
You deserve a host of things that will make you cheer (and perhaps smidgen of something Queer)
You deserve a parade down Oaklands streets
You deserve Missy E mixin you your very own beats
You deserve to spend all day in your big comfy bed
With leagues of hot women keeping you happy and fed
Or, you could just spend your whole day with Sophia
Shes funny, smart, cute, and couldnt be sweeatah
However you spend your birthday this year
Please know I wish I could be there
I miss you too much. Happy Birthday!
August 21, 2004
Who Woulda Thunk It, Nashville Can Suck It
Since Michele hasnt written to update everyone on her and Kims whereabouts, I will take the lead. As of noon, Pacific Standard Time, our girls were in Mt. Vernon, Illinois taking in the sights, smells, and sounds of the annual Watermelon and Corn festival. You might think you are getting fun pictures of this later, but youre not. Apparently, the sights at Illinois Watermelon and Corn festival involve neither watermelon nor corn. Not in real size, super giant size, or mini size. Only scads of cheerleaders and a giant blow-up Scooby Doo which Im pretty sure we have all seen before.
After all of this excitement, their original plans involved heading down south to Nashville, but then they realized that they could visit me instead! I believe Kims exact words were, "Nashville can suck it." So they called me and told me the plan and I said, "Yes indeed, Nashville CAN suck it. I am cooler than Nashville any day." So there you have it. They are rolling in Tuesday afternoon and spending the night. Saweet.
If anyone else wants to join us, come on over! No need to call ahead.
May 20, 2004
April 27, 2004
back in action!
hey everybody! it's been too long. i think the problem is that my creative writing juices are being sucked up by the ass-load of papers i have to write, and it leaves me nothing much great to write about to y'all. nevertheless, i thought i'd post today, since it's the first time i've been on movable type for ages. i actually figured out how to delete comments ALL BY MYSELF!! frankly, the comments weren't that offensive, but i think i'm high with the power of being able to delete a comment that someone far off made on my site. just try to welcome threequarters back to cementhorizon life! i'll delete your ass so fast you'll be... you'll be... well, when i think of something funny that you will be, i'll let you know.
in other news, this guy came over to see one of our vacant rooms (three people are moving out in june... it is so much sadness) and we realized we had music theory class together all freshman year! 8 o'clock in the fucking morning, 5 days a week, two semesters. it was a total shock for both of us, especially realizing that that was *6 YEARS AGO*. six years. i'm amazed he recognized me, i was usually buried in oversized hoodies and barely had my eyes open in that class. he knows trevor c. and reminded me of a beautiful moment, when we all had to compose original pieces of music at the end of the year, when he had trevor c. sing his composition, which entailed a lot of falsetto singing about the joys of dental floss. ahhh, freshman year. anyway, i think he's going to move in. i'm hoping he doesn't have too many expectations for what i'll be like based on my freshman self. i don't know, have i changed that much? i feel like i'm a different person, but i'm probably not. my hair's just curlier, and that's just a perm.
March 09, 2004
Im just curious, has anybody else around here noticed that weve successfully managed to take over yet another country? Our great nation has, in fact, orchestrated a coup d'état right under everyones noses and kidnapped a fucking president and nobody seems to give a rats ass. They arent even pretending to deny it! Ok, its true, they are trying to say that Aristide boarded the US planes on his own free will. This is the part that the mainstream media like to pay attention to. But they are leaving out the fact that the US has openly admitted to prompting his resignation. According to Roger Noriega, assistant U.S. secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, the whole thing went down like this
US You know, the rebels funded by US tax dollars and armed with US guns are on their way to kill you and your wife. Dont count on your security guards helping you out because the White House has already put in a threatening call to stop them. Were gonna stand back and watch you die unless you sign a letter of resignation and leave Haiti immediately.
Aristide I will leave Haiti, but I will not resign.
US So you choose death?
Aristide where are the papers?
US Right here bitch, weve had them drawn up for weeks. Now get on the plane.
Aristide where are you taking me
US None of your damn business.
Clearly this is the abridged version, but its not too far off. Read the transcripts for yourself. Thats the scariest part. The accounts from US officials arent very different from Aristides account of what happened. The disagreement is over semantics like encouraged under pressure and fear for ones life versus kidnapped and held against ones will.
So why isnt anyone paying attention? Our government, which is supposed to hail Democracy and justice, just kidnapped a democratically elected president. Several members of congress are outraged and have called an investigation. Yet, when I bring Haiti up with friends or colleagues all of whom are well-educated, social justice minded people, nobody seems to know what the hell Im talking about. Now, I know Im kind of a news junkie, but this is getting ridiculous. Is taking over nations such a routine practice by this point that its not even worth our time to take notice?
February 25, 2004
Today I had a bonding moment with my staff when we took 45 seconds out of our weekly meeting time to scream really really loud. We didnt warn anyone, so the incident brought several colleagues peeking through the office door and calling to make sure everything was ok. When we were through, everyone had a big smile on their face and you could feel the relief in the room.
Sometimes its important to take time to scream.
February 09, 2004
I'm Comin Home!!!
I am ecstatic to announce that I will be coming home this summer to work alongside Michele at USF! I just got the job about 20 minutes ago. Its nowhere close to the BART, so Ill have to talk to Jason and Tanya about familiarizing myself with the San Francisco bus system - but the position comes with room, board, a plane ticket out there, and good pay to boot! Hard to beat, indeed.
glitter cats and bellydance
michele ma belle...
when i first met you, you taught me how to do my hair and we made the basement of langlow our haven of girly fun-ness, not to mention a hide-out from janelle.
you have supplemented my wardrobe with innumerable articles of clothing.
you have sent me more postcards than everyone i have ever known combined.
you were one of the first to figure out the key to "erica time", namely, lying to me about when events start to get me there in a timely manner (this post is, as you can see, done in "erica time" as well).
you put up with my messiness for more years than anyone else. except maybe jacob.
you've watched me fall in and out of crushes and loves and crushes i thought were loves, and though you knew how things would work out, you waited patiently each time for me to figure it out myself.
you are always there for me, and you are always right.
i love you, sweetness. happy birthday.
February 04, 2004
You should always take your heart medicine before looking under the couch
To the Squirrel Community of Riverdale Maryland:
The residents of 4909 hereby request that you maintain a safe and reasonable distance from our unused chimney, fireplace, and all other entities of the interior residence. The events that have recently transpired have caused undue trauma to us as well as a member of your own constituency. We hope to maintain a respectful, distanced relationship in an effort to avoid any further conflicts or potential casualties. Thank you very much for your consideration.
The House of Five
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