Haiku #209

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Written on 4:41 PM by Jack B.

And so it begins...
School classes started today
My brain's not ready

Haiku #208

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Written on 10:43 AM by Jack B.

We age so quickly
Eighteen seems so far away
To be young again

Haiku #207

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Written on 1:36 PM by Jack B.

Drilling all over
In my teeth and in the streets
Giving me headache

Haiku #206

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Written on 9:06 PM by Jack B.

Vacation over
Returning to daily grind
Glad to be active

Boston Massacre Part Deux - Red Sox Swept By Yanks 5 in A Row! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Written on 9:00 PM by Jack B.

How sweet it is! Everything is forgiven when it comes to the Yankee's inconsistent play this season with the sweep of the Blosox or Redsux (depending on how you call them) 5 straight games, outscoring Boston, outpitching Boston, outplaying Boston (led by the truly Most Valuable Player in the majors, Derek Jeter - forget the numbers, is there a player as indespendsible as him?). The Sux are now 6 1/2 games back in the East and trailing in the Wild Card, this after leading the Division for most of the season. Even Big Papi Ortiz couldn't save them this time. What's more, the series revealed how truly horrible the Boston bullpen is (at times it seemed like the Yankees were using the Boston relievers for batting practice). Also if you think about the Red Sox blew their chances to run away with the Division when they could....the Yankees have been without their starting right fielder (Sheffield), their starting left fielder (Matsui), basically 3 steady starting pictchers (Mussina, Wang and Johnson) and 2 dependable relievers (Proctor and Mo Rivera). All of that and the Sux couldn't put the Yankees away (and believe me, despite their above .500 record, the Yankees have been topsy-turvy all season). Now the Yankees are facing mostly sub-.500 teams the rest of the way and the Red Sox have to worry about catching the White Sox and Twins. Honestly, the rest of the season from now on (if the Sux don't come back that is) is pure icing on the cake..

I guess you have to be a Yankee fan to understand how big a win this was, the biggest blow-out of the Sux since 1978 (when the Yankees overtook Boston and went on to win the World Series), the first 5 game sweep of them since 1950s and the first 5 game sweep of them AT Fenway since the 1940s. More importanly, at least in my eyes, it mostly redeems the Great Yankee Choke of 2004 which enabled Boston win the W.S. No more do the Yankees seemed hexed by David Ortiz, Curt Schilling and Red Sox Nation. But you know what they say....God is a Yankee fan!

Beneath the Mushroom

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Written on 2:27 PM by Jack B.

What Type Of Writer Should You Be quiz...(and I didn't cheat, I swear)

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Written on 12:20 PM by Jack B.

You Should Be a Film Writer

You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!
This is ironic because it just so happens that I have a B.A. in Film (with a concentration in Screenwriting)...honestly. I guess my instincts were right (though I haven't attempted any screenwriting in almost 2 years).

Personality Test (and a pretty accurate one I'd say)

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Written on 11:55 AM by Jack B.

INTJ - "Mastermind". Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

Blue Ex

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Written on 2:28 PM by Jack B.

Broken Heart

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Written on 12:54 AM by Jack B.

Haiku #205

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Written on 1:02 AM by Jack B.

Saw an orange moon
Riding along the highway
Fell in the shadows

Haiku #204

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Written on 12:24 AM by Jack B.

Just got a cell phone
Who am I supposed to call?
Turning ringer off

I've Been Recovering From A Case of Self-Mutilation

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Written on 8:50 PM by Jack B.

I'm a rather staid person. I don't smoke, never taken any illegal drugs and drink only on special occasions. I don't go clubbing or partying and try not to do anything that will bring attention to myself. That said, just over a week ago, I had a moment of insanity and cut my hair - cut ALL my hair. I don't know what happened, I had just finished my Italian class (so glad that's over) and was just thinking about getting some piece and quiet in the few days of my vacation left. So it was hot and I was laying down in the middle of the night and my head was itching like crazy from the prickly heat and my hair was all sticky from sweat. I just got tired of it and wondered what I would look like if I had no hair (ever since my hair started thinning this issue has obsessed me) so I went into the dresser drawer, took out some scissors and started cutting....and cutting...and cutting. Finally I looked in the mirror and found the whole front of my head hairless to the scalp - I looked hideous but it was too late to go back now. If I had to salvage the situation I would have to cut the rest of it off and make it look even. In the end I had to get it all sheared, front and back, down to the scalp. It was horrible. I felt like a freak. Now I come from a family of bald men so I should be used to the look but one of my greatest fears has been whats going to happen if/when I get that way. I don't know what came over me. I dealt with the situation by wearing a hat (AND NEVER TAKING IT OFF) for the rest of the week. It's bad enought I had to see myself like that - no one else was going to.

It's a little better now. Most of it has grown back and returned somewhat to normal. Hopefully within another week it'll be long enough to comb. But I've learned my lesson - never again...from now on I'd rather have an itchy, sweaty head than look like Uncle Fester. Let this be a lesson to all you young boys and girls - stay away from scissors. It'll save you from hours in therapy.

Haiku #203

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Written on 8:40 PM by Jack B.

In this kind of heat
Douse yourself with cold water
Temporary cool

Haiku #202

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Written on 8:43 AM by Jack B.

It's so very hot
Damn, it's hot. Extremely hot.
Hot hot hot hot hot

"One" Book Meme

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Written on 10:26 AM by Jack B.

Tagged by Brian at Christus Vincit

1. One book that changed your life: Pocket Dictionary of Saints by John J. Delaney (I think I was 11 or 12 when my mother bought me this, it started my interest in Catholicism in particular and religion in genera, I thought the saints were so cool)

2. One book that you've read more than once: The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: The Bible

4. One book that made you laugh: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

5. One book that made me cry: Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain (the ending is heartbreaking)

6. One book you wish had been written: Jack Bennett, Boy Genius

7. One book you wish had never been written: The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels

8. One book you're currently reading: Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam by Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera (just got this from the library today - very interesting)

9. One book you've been meaning to read: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card


If any one else wants to do this Meme or the one right below it, you can say I tagged you (cause thats the generous person that I am)

5 by 5 Meme

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Written on 10:10 AM by Jack B.

Well at least 4 by 5, tagged by Carmel


Five Things in my Freezer:
1. Box of Waffles
2. 3 boxes of Microwavable Pizza
3. A Turkey
4. Cool Whip
5. 2 Ice Racks

Five Things in my Closet:
1. Suits, shirts, sweaters on hangers
2. Collectable plates packed in styrofoam
3. Box of old school textbooks (cause I never throw anything out)
4. Super-8 Camera
5. Ties hanging on the door

Five Items in my Car:
I don't have a car, nor do I even drive so nothing to see here....move along....

Five interesting things in my Backpack:
1. Spare CD-R in case I have to save something from a computer
2. NYC Train Map
3. Schedule of Classes from my school (even if I no longer need it)
4. Extra water bottles in case it gets hot
5. A book to read in case I get bored (even at school!)