Monday, July 10, 2006

“The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.”

W. Eugene Smith

Ah, graduation… that was great…  About two or three of the pictures my mom took came out.  The lighting was terrible, and my good camera broke, so she had to use a disposable one.

Okay, that last paragraph was written on the 7th (as planned), but I got distracted by Brian’s party, and preparations for my own party.  I guess it’s more work, than I imagined.  My family did a great job with the vast majority of the work, while I snuck away to the Reidys’ to launch my rocket (if you know what I mean).  (I actually launched a rocket.  It was cool.  Wal-Mart is a better rocket builder than most of the Reidys.)

So, yeah.  The after-grad party was pretty much uneventful.  The only things that were any fun were the arcade and the Lazer Tag.  I forgot how much ass I pwn in arcade shooters.  Also, Trap League helped out a lot!  …I just noticed that I concluded that an outdoor, semi-productive activity helped improve my video game skills.  …I am a geek.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Okay, I have an excuse this time.

A week or so ago, I had written this long post about graduation parties, graduation, and other crap, but before I had the chance to spell-check, grammar-check, fact-check, etc. I went to Wal-Mart with my mom.  Unfortunately, I had updated with Windows Update, and I had kept clicking the “Restart Later” button without thinking.  While I was at Wal-Mart, the computer restarted itself, and I lost my post.  (By the way, Blogger’s “Recover post” option isn’t worth it’s weight in shit.)  So this is my attempt to rewrite the old post and add a little, as well.  Don’t expect dates; I’m trying to do this in reverse-chronological order, but I’m not quite certain that it’s correct.

Drew and Emily’s graduation party was pretty fun, I played a good amount of volleyball and ultimate frisbee.  I got smoked by Dan R. full speed once, and that felt great.  I was pretty sore, but then I realized that it was Dan’s head that landed on my side (Dan’s pretty short), and I felt bad for him.  It was no one’s fault; we were both going for the frisbee.

Denise’s party wasn’t spectacular, but then again, I left at around 11:00, when all my friends stayed the night.  I’m somewhat glad I left, though, because Sami and Kyle were all flirty (though, Sami is pretty flirty with just about anybody), and Brian was with Jessica, preventing him from having time for his friends.  (My friends and I bitch about Brian spending too much time with Jessica, but I’m sure that we all would do the same, given the chance.  In fact, I hear that before I joined that group of friends, Forrest was the same way with his now ex-girlfriend, and he bitches about Brian as much as anybody.)

Kim’s graduation party had volleyball, too, but the real attraction was the piñata full of contraceptives and lubricants.  Kim was so pissed off, and I don’t blame her, especially because there were little kids there.  Not as odd as the piñata, but odd nonetheless, there was karaoke there, and it wasn’t as bad as one would expect (execpt for that guy who sang “Freebird”).  Sheri Lynn (my apologies if I spelled that wrong) did an amazing job on two Michelle Branch songs, and some guy (a friend of Kim’s, I suppose) sang two songs very well, though now I can’t remember what the were.  Maybe one was by Staind, but I’m not sure.

On the way to Kim’s party, I accidentally stumbled upon Katie A.’s party.  Rather than turn around and leave in embarrassment, I grabbed my card for Denise, took it out of the envelope, and gave it to Katie.  Smooth, huh?  It’s a good thing that I’m too lazy to write stuff in people’s cards.

Well, that’s enough for today.  Tomorrow I’ll post about graduation and the after-grad party.  Stay tuned.  Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.  (A very poor turn of phrase, I know, but being witty is hard.)