March 2005 Archives

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Is Mitch Hedberg dead?

http://www.comedycentral.com/standup/central/detail.jhtml?p=/comedians/h/mitch_hedberg.xmlIt's not on news.google anywhere. If he is, it's a shitty thing to wake up to. If he's not, I dunno how I feel about the hoax.*sigh*I heard somebody else died while I was asleep too. This is the latest I've slept in in years. Whoops.and this, ripped from _mathlete[Current Clothes] red gym shorts[Current Mood] hungry, hung over[Current Music] Jim Rome show[Current Taste] huh?[Current Hair] mussed[Current Annoyance] lingering headache and roommates[Current Smell] nothing[Current Favorite Artist] Joan Miro, same as... ever[Current Desktop Picture] Apple logo[Current Favorite Group] me?[Current Book You're Reading] Communication Research Methods. boo[Current CD in CD Player] NCAA Mix CD #2[Current DVD in player] probably Aladdin or something Jenn has been watching[Current Refreshment] nothing[Current Worry] getting my paper done tomororw- L A S T P E R S O N -[You Touched] Dave, high five[You Talked To] also Dave[You Hugged] Tina[You Instant Messaged] Jarvin[You Yelled At] phew, last night probably included a few- F A V O R I T E -[Food] smashed yukon gold potatoes with chopped garlic[Drink] evan williams bourbon[Color] navy blue[Album] Refreshments - The Bottle & Fresh Horses[Shoes] my black Bass casuals[Candy] i don't eat candy anymore but the Fast Break bar is the best evar[Animal] Mouse? Our cat, Mouse, i mean, not an actual mouse.[TV Show] West Wing[Movie] TBL[Song] Patty Griffin - Blue Sky[Fruit] pear[Cartoon] sealab 2021- A R E Y O U -[Understanding] no[Open-minded] yes[Arrogant] indeed[Insecure] used to be[Interesting] i'd like to think so[Random] that would be impossible, so, no.[Hungry] yes[Friendly] sort of[Smart] yes[Moody] no[Childish] yes[Independent] yes[Hard Working] no[Organized] no[Healthy] until a month ago, i'd have said yes[Emotionally Stable] yes[Shy] no[Difficult] yes[Attractive] i have no idea.[Bored Easily] yes[Thirsty] yes[Responsible] no[Obsessed] with opening day baseball[Angry] hmm, no idea[Sad] no[Happy] not particularly- W H O D O Y O U W A N T T O -[Kill] college boys in their untucked oxford shirts and crooked baseball caps[Slap] hmm. i don't know.[Get Really Wasted With] my roommates[Get High With] the late mitch hedberg[Look Like] rhett miller- S T U F F -[My name is:] tim[All I need is:] a little inspiration[Love is:] dead[I'm afraid of:] B___ S____- H A V E Y O U E V E R -[Pictured your crush naked?] yes[Been in love?] i think so[Cried when someone died?] today, mitch hedberg, though he might not be dead[Lied?] this is the stupidest question ever so i will be ironic and say no- W H O -[Makes you laugh the most?] dave[Makes you smile?] leslie[Who do you have a crush on?] i am not unabashed enough to say.[Has a crush on you?] i cannot fathom the concept.[Is easiest to talk to?] tina- D O Y O U E V E R -[Sit on the internet all night waiting for someone special to I.M. you?] only if i'm already IMing them[Save AOL/AIM conversations?] yes[Wish you were a member of the opposite sex?] god, no[Cried because of someone saying something to you?] hmm. i don't think so- H A V E Y O U E V E R -[Fallen for your best friend?] no[Been rejected?] yes[Rejected someone?] no[Been cheated on?] yes- W H O W A S T H E L A S T P E R S O N -[You talked to on the phone?] jarvin[You laughed with?] dave[You sent a text message to?] MATHEMATICS- D O Y O U / A R E Y O U -[Obsessive?] yes[Could you live without the computer?] no[Color your hair?] no[Ever get off the damn computer?] L.A. Hangout baby[Habla espanol?] todos los dias[Drink alchohol?] you think!???[Like watching sunrises or sunset?] not until i moved here, where it's a whole new ballgame- N U M B E R -[Of times I have had my heart broken:] 1[Of hearts I have broken:] zero[Of girls I have kissed:] um. i stopped counting at 25[Of guys I have kissed:] one? two? [Of tight friends:] four[Of CD's that I own:] more than 200[Of times I have gotten high:] *shrug* 20?[Of time I have gotten drunk:] 500?
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Ohio vs. Florida

No, this is not about the basketball game. I have covered that already. This is about the actual states.WEATHERIt is gorgeous and there are no clouds and it is like 85 here today. There is snow and shit in Ohio I assume.ADVANTAGE: FLORIDAPEOPLEOhio is full of conservatives who will have you to their house and bake you brownies. Maybe even special brownies, because they're the kind of conservatives who want to be left alone on such things. Florida is full of conservatives who will have you to their house only to kidnap and eat your children.ADVANTAGE: OHIOGOVERNMENTFlorida has a corrupt bureaucracy of goons and meatheads working in concert to deprive citizens of their hard-earned money. Ohio has a corrupt group of goons and meatheads working in concert to deprive citizens of their hard-earned money.ADVANTAGE: OHIO (note the lack of bureaucracy)MUSIC SCENENational acts play regularly at Little Brother's in Columbus, Bogart's in Cincinnati, and various locations in Cleveland. In Florida, it's either a rap concert at St. Pete Times Forum or Jimmy Buffett at the outdoor ampitheatre.ADVANTAGE: OHIO (seriously the music scene here sucks ass)BEACHESSt. Pete Beach. Madeira Beach. Clearwater Beach. New Port Richey Beach. -vs- Lakeview Park.ADVANTAGE: duhCOOL-ASSNESS OF POSTAL WORKERSMy mailman in Ohio always stopped to say hello when dropping my mail off on my porch during his rounds. My mail carrier here has spinners on her old-school Jeep mail truck (I am not kidding).ADVANTAGE: tieThe winner: not sure yet. Give me a few more months.
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This encapsulates what is wrong with America

#1: that people will pay someone A HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS to WASH THEIR CAR.#2: Cleanded
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Song of the day returns!

Well, for the first time in three weeks I can actually sing. Kind of. So here's today's song.http://www.entertainmentweakly.com/haunted.mp3 (3:21, 56kbps mp3, distortion)
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The project

The project is going... nowhere. It's off the ground, but just sort of hovering. Perhaps I thought too highly of myself to think it would be a huge success.I am going to keep cracking.In other news, I am starting to slowly feel better. I'm not as fatigued today as I have been lately, and my coughing has slowed. I'm still tired as shit, but not like I have been lately, and I'm actually going to class tonight for the first time in a few weeks.
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The Project

I started this LJ a few months ago because I had a specific project in mind I wanted to put up and didn't have the time to setup a Movable Type install on my server. Little did I realize that I would get so caught up in the social aspects of this community. So, that's kind of badass. Anyway, the project I had in mind,It's off the ground.More later.
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Photos up

http://tburke1.photosite.comSpring Break, Nashville trip, et cetera.
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peculated from _mathlete

i decided counting crows because i don't feel like looking up CDs or going upstairs to actually look at themAre you male or female?: MonkeyDescribe yourself: Black & BlueHow do some people feel about you?: HanginaroundHow do you feel about yourself?: I'm Not SleepingDescribe your girlfriend/boyfriend/interest/spouse: American GirlsWhere would you rather be?: Holiday in SpainDescribe what you want to be: I Wish I Was A GirlDescribe how you live: High LifeDescribe how you love: Have You Seen Me Lately?Share a few words of wisdom: Why Should You Come When I Call?
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NCAA CDs tracklisting

As promised. Perhaps the ones of you I better know will find links to some of the tracks later, being that a lot of this stuff is pretty obscure. But I promise you, they were sweet CDs.CD #11. Ohio University Marching 110 - Stand Up & Cheer2. D-Morg - O.H.I.O.3. Duran Duran - Girls on Film4. U2 - Vertigo5. The Cardigans - My Favorite Game6. Faithless - Mass Destruction7. Juliet - Avalon (Thin White Duke Remix)8. Collective Soul - Heavy9. Chemical Brothers - Galvanize10. Louis XIV - Finding Out True Love is Blind11. Fatboy Slim - Wonderful Night (Trash Remix)12. Jamiroquai - Alright13. Duran Duran - Nice14. Thunderball - Domino15. Mint Royale - From Rusholme With Love16. Cake - Carbon Monoxide17. Cracker - Get Off This18. Garth Brooks - Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)19. Steve Wariner - Burnin' The Roadhouse Down20. Ohio University Marching 110 - Long Train Runnin'21. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Fall Down22. No Address - When I'm Gone (Sadie)CD #21. Black Crowes - Remedy2. Lionrock - Fire Up The Shoesaw3. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot4. The Features - Blow It Out5. Nina Simone - Sinnerman6. Len - Steal My Sunshine7. Phillip Steir/Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride8. Scissor Sisters - Music Is The Victim9. Dandy Warhols - Solid10. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out11. The Distillers - Beat Your Heart Out12. O-Zone - Dragostea din tei13. Fatboy Slim - Gangster Tripping14. MC Chris - Fett's Vette15. Special D - Come With Me16. Auf Der Maur - Real Life17. Placebo - Every You, Every Me18. Ash - Orpheus19. Pete Yorn - Ever Fallen In Love
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Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Hookers: A Nashville Story

...actually, you'll have to ask MFRONE about the hookers.

I'm home. In Tampa. And while I can appreciate the weather and air and hot coeds in town for Spring Break, I'd rather be sprawled out on the floor of some cute Louisville fan's room. Or my own room. It would mean we'd won. We didn't. But shit. We tasted it. I looked up to the sky, raised my fists, and saw 60-60. And I tasted it.

There's a reason they use that metaphor. Because it's not really a metaphor. You really do sense it. It's something special. It's something I'll always have. It's something you'll always have. Very few people ever get it. We got it. And we'll get it again.

Other things I'll always have

our wonderful, sweet, delicate, unblemished Ohio cheerleaders dancing on the bar at the dance club

a sore neck from talking to d-lowe

the red UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns shirt I traded my green Ohio shirt to the cute blonde from LOOZIANA. I cannot think of a better way to get a girl to take off her shirt. Also, the shirt has an angry pepper on it. I don't know how many other teams have perturbed vegetables as their mascots.

Eddie George stealing my bracket printout. If he did it to steal my mathematical formula, i'm totally getting his ass in court.

shaking hands with Tim O'Shea a few hours after the game, at Mr. George's larcenious establishment, and putting to rest the years of criticism I've leveled at the man. Catholic guilt sucks.

the memory of having seats in section 302 but actually sitting in row 5 of section 105, right next to Dr. McDavis and his wife. I should try that with the Super Bowl.

windows that will forever read "GO OHIO" and "BEAT UF" which causes problems when I-75 suddenly closes all lanes and they don't give you a detour requiring you to go into Gainesville to ask for directions. well, the window problem will be taken care of as soon as i find some razor blades. for the windows, not me.

the telephone number of Jeanna, the brunette from the Florida development office

nick lachey's autograph (still trying to figure out how i ended up with that)

and most importantly

memories of the hundreds of people i met this weekend, many of them board members here, and the numbers of which are too great to name individually, but you know who you are. you guys make this community what it is; awesome. yeah, things have changed since the tcom days, but, hell, everything changes, and the fact that we have like 100000x more members than we did back then says that Ohio's doing something right. From the dozens of fans I met who had no interest in any of the eight teams, but just enjoyed coming to see some good basketball, to a girl I grew up down the street from and haven't seen in 15 years, to Ted Thompson, who accurately referred to me as a pain in the ass...

to all the girls i've loved before,

i will quote the great Beau Boughamer, whose name I mangled in my early years far more than anyone should ever have their name mangled, in an email he sent moments after the game ended.

"Our alma mater is the greatest university ever."

MUSIC CITY

In Nashville. It's nice, but cold. I have drinking to do.GO BOBCATS, STOMP THE GATORS
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Music City, here I come!

Okay, I'm leaving. I will try and update while I'm there, with pics and stuff, but we'll see.This day so far has been nuts. I really want to make sure I don't forget anything I need.Made some kickass mix tapes for the tourney. I'll post tracklistings when I get back.
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Bracket

I'll scan it in when I have a chance. But, for now, first draft:
CHICAGO

ILLINOIS
                      ILLINOIS
TEXAS
                                         ILLINOIS
ALABAMA
                      ALABAMA
BC
                                                               ILLINOIS
LSU
                      ARIZONA
ARIZONA
                                          OK ST
SIU
                      OK ST
OK ST

ALBUQUERQUE

WASHINGTON
                       WASHINGTON
PITT
                                              LOUISVILLE
GA TECH
                         LOUISVILLE
LOUISVILLE
                                                                       LOUISVILLE
TX TECH
                         TX TECH
GONZAGA
                                              WAKE
CREIGHTON
                           WAKE
WAKE

SYRACUSE

UNC
                         UNC
MINNESOTA
                                            UNC
NOVA
                         FU
FU (sic)
                                                                  UNC
WISCONSIN
                         KANSAS
KANSAS
                                            KANSAS
NC ST
                         UCONN
UCONN

AUSTIN

DUKE
                           DUKE
MSU
                                              DUKE
MSU
                           MSU
SYRACUSE
                                                                  DUKE
UTAH
                           OK
OK
                                              OK
CINCY
                           KENTUCKY
KENTUCKY

ILL over LOUISVILLE
UNC over DUKE

UNC over ILL

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Nashville

MUSIC CITY, HERE WE COME!!!
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WE ARE GOING DANCING!!!!

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHO H I O OHIOMy spring break plans are on hold. I need to schedule a flight to either Worcester, Boise, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Oklahoma, or.. other places. We'll find out tomorrow.I have never been so excited in my entire life. And I've done some kinky shit.
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W00t

Ohio vs. Buffalo. Saturday night, 7:00pm. Winnar goes dancing.Ohio hasn't been here since 1994, a year before I started following them and three years before I became a real fan. Yeah, I'm fuckin' pumped. One game away.
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Wheaton

Finally acquired last night's CSI to watch. That's why. And my Xbox's ability to make screenshots rocks.
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You're the boss, big boy.

So, yeah, two huge-ass birds of unidentifiable origin, and a smaller, red one, just went casually walking through my backyard. I pulled the camera out and caught them just as they were about to turn the corner. I wish I'd gotten a shot when they were in my backyard, because I would have been about a foot away from them. I was just sitting out here minding my own business, when all of a sudden these hugeass birds are all up in my shit. I love Florida. Apparently, it's whiteout conditions in Cincinnati again. *snicker*
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w00t

Ohio wins in an upset. USF wins in an upset. It's a good day for Tim Burke alma maters. And Spring Break started tonight. I'd be peachy if it wasn't for this damn cold that has me coughing all night and unable to swallow or talk. But, you'll have that in the big city.
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Sea

Today's song is titled "Sea."

http://www.entertainmentweakly.com/sea.mp3 (900k, 3:31, paranoia)

All my songs seem to be 3:31. Weird. Off to take a midterm I didn't study for.

Busy

Busy week. In the middle of studying for a midterm this afternoon, then teaching, then Team Trivia, then I fly to Ohio tomorrow. So, probably no new songs over the weekend, unless I take my harmonica or subject you all to my parents' woefully out-of-tune piano. Actually, I believe my brother owns a halfway decent bass guitar, so maybe we'll throw something together.

I do have an artifact for today, behind the cut, and yesterday's song. I'll try and write one today but, shit, I have a midterm to study for.

Yesterday's song was written for my performance last night, which went very well. It's about ten minutes long, 9 megs, so be patient. It's the first instrumental I've recorded, but not the first I've written. I'll get to those when I get to them.

http://www.entertainmentweakly.com/music/bg.mp3 (9:45, 9megs, HAMMOND B3 ORGAN (i'm becoming an addict))


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