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Friday, August 25th, 2006
11:30 pm
Hi!

I have a problem. Today i got home, and taped to my door was a DitchYourCatOrGetTheFuckOutInTenDays letter from my sieg heil'ing land lord. The funny thing is, when i moved into this place i was told that i could get a cat when i wanted just let the punitive assholes know and give em a 200 dollar deposit.   Apparently the rules changed without any warning to the tenants.

do you live in an apartment building that is cat friendly, has an availability in the next, say, thirty days, and the rent is not through the roof?

If yes, please email me or text me or respond to this post.

about my kitten: he is a little tabby, about three months old, and is a terrorist.  i <heart> him. His name is Pogo, i will put up a picture soon.  I cant leave him behind now. 

Current Mood: worried
Sunday, November 13th, 2005
3:55 pm
Just one kiss on my lips
was all it took to seal the future
Just one look from your eyes
was like a certain kind of torture

Just one touch from your hands
was all it took to make me falter

Forbidden love, are we supposed to be together?
Forbidden love, forbidden love
Forbidden love, we save our destiny forever
Forbidden love, forbidden love

Just one smile on your face
was all it took to change my fortune
Just one word from your mouth
was all I needed to be certain

Once upon a time
there was a boy and there was a girl
Hearts that intertwine
they lived in a different kind of world

Just one kiss, just one touch, just one look
Sunday, May 1st, 2005
7:45 pm
friends only from here on out...
its just gotta be done.

and if you were removed from my friends list, no hard feelings.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
10:00 pm
funniest picture evar!

 


somebody was trying to fingerbang Courtney Love as she passed over while playing guitar and crowdsurfing.  Looks like he missed!  LOL see below.

Thursday, January 6th, 2005
11:25 pm
when you lie down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet

Proverbs 3:24

Love and miss you Barbara Jo.

Thursday, December 30th, 2004
9:29 pm
I feel.. .
SO GAY RIGHT NOW..

IM listening to Kylie Minogue. That over the top CD from two years ago - jam packed with diva dance music.

I get a bit of Deja Vu when listening to this CD. It was popular when i first met some of my closest friends on Cap Hill.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004
5:09 pm
finally, some happiness
in this election. if all goes well, Gregoire will be our governator. Hopefully, somehow though, the republicans dont succeed in 'mining' for votes in other counties as King5 called it.

now, perhaps it is the feminist in me, but i think it is pretty damn neat that this state is controlled by all women at the highest levels. I actually thought once upon a time that it would have been cool if Jennifer Dunn won 6 or whatever years ago, women taking hold in a typically men's arena is welcome IMO.
Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
10:30 am
remember to eat your veggies
US Meat Plants Violating Mad Cow Rules-Inspectors
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=7143913

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. meat plants are allowing brains and spinal cord from older cattle to enter the food supply, violating strict government regulations aimed at preventing the spread of mad cow disease, a federal meat inspectors union said on Monday.

Nearly a year after the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, meat plants have yet to implement measures required by the U.S. Agriculture Department to protect consumers, said the National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals.

"We are seeing little to no change at these plants," said Stan Painter, the union's chairman.

The USDA has said its ban on brains, spinal cord, eyes and other so-called specific risk material (SRMs) was the most important action it has taken since the discovery of mad cow disease in the United States.

The deadly disease is carried within the infected animal's brain and nervous system and can be spread to humans when eaten. Older cattle, over 30-months of age, are thought to be at higher risk for mad cow disease than younger animals.

"We know USDA's zero tolerance is not being met," Painter said. "We believe this is a widespread problem." He declined to say how many plants were in violation.

The USDA disagreed with the union, saying no prohibited cattle parts were slipping into the food supply.

"Parts that are defined as SRMs are being removed and being disposed of according to regulations implemented in January 2004," said Steve Cohen, spokesman for USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The American Meat Institute, a trade group representing U.S. meatpackers, said it was unaware of any plants in violation of the regulations.

The labor union's allegations come as the United States tries to convince Japan and South Korea, previously its top buyers, to ease their bans on U.S. beef.

Japan, the No. 1 market for U.S. beef in 2003, said it would reopen its borders once Washington could assure that only beef from cattle 20 months or younger would be shipped.
Continued ...
Monday, December 20th, 2004
11:46 pm
If you are one of those people that are always calling on others for rides to and fro, cause your cheap ass doesnt want to pay for the car and all the other shit to go along with it... well first off i cant say i blame you for not wanting the responsibility, second, pay the fucking driver some gas money, and only ask when it is a dire emergency, ok? thanks.

While were on the topic of politeness to your friends around you: DO NOT **DO NOT*** try to beat the shit out of your friends with salespitches of whatever your peddling - things like: Christianity, used cars, Knives out of a gross hunting catalog, Amway, life insurance, Mary Kay, or other mindless, arbitrary bullshit garbage. Its tacky, awkward, and just plain rude. Do i like having garbage sold to me out of catalogues? Do i like my friends to be the sleezy-ass junk peddlers? FUCK NO!

im tired. goodnite.
Sunday, December 19th, 2004
11:26 am
Rado
YOu know, im really not the biggest fan of Rado, but it closing down really does make me sad for some reason. I have bought i dunno, maybe 5 things there total, but it really seems like a void will be there after its gone.
Saturday, December 18th, 2004
9:22 am
He lost an arm in Iraq; the Army wants money
http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2004/12/10/abandon1.htm

Spc. Robert Loria is stuck at Fort Hood, Texas

Middletown – He lost his arm serving his country in Iraq.
Now this wounded soldier is being discharged from his company in Fort Hood, Texas, without enough gas money to get home. In fact, the Army says 27-year-old Spc. Robert Loria owes it close to $2,000, and confiscated his last paycheck.
"There's people in my unit right now – one of my team leaders [who was] over in Iraq with me, is doing everything he can to help me .... but it's looking bleak," Loria said by telephone from Fort Hood yesterday. "It's coming up on Christmas and I have no way of getting home."
Loria's expected discharge yesterday came a day after the public got a rare view of disgruntled soldiers in Kuwait peppering Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with questions about their lack of adequate armor in Iraq.
Like many soldiers wounded in Iraq, Loria's injuries were caused by a roadside bombing. It happened in February when his team from the 588th Battalion's Bravo Company was going to help evacuate an area in Baqubah, a town 40 miles north of Baghdad. A bomb had just ripped off another soldier's arm. Loria's Humvee drove into an ambush.
When the second bomb exploded, it tore Loria's left hand and forearm off, split his femur in two and shot shrapnel through the left side of his body. Months later, he was still recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and just beginning to adjust to life without a hand, when he was released back to Fort Hood.

AFTER SEVERAL MORE MONTHS, the Army is releasing Loria. But "clearing Fort Hood," as the troops say, takes paperwork. Lots of it.
Loria thought he'd done it all, and was getting ready to collect $4,486 in final Army pay.
Then he was hit with another bomb. The Army had another tally – of money it says Loria owed to his government.
A Separation Pay Worksheet given to Loria showed the numbers: $2,408.33 for 10 months of family separation pay that the Army erroneously paid Loria after he'd returned stateside, as a patient at Walter Reed; $2,204.25 that Loria received for travel expenses from Fort Hood back to Walter Reed for a follow-up visit, after the travel paperwork submitted by Loria never reached the correct desk. And $310 for missing items on his returned equipment inventory list.
"There was stuff lost in transportation, others damaged in the accident," Loria said of the day he lost his hand. "When it went up the chain of command, the military denied coverage."
Including taxes, the amount Loria owed totaled $6,255.50. The last line on the worksheet subtracted that total from his final Army payout and found $1,768.81 "due us."
"It's nerve-racking," Loria said. "After everything I have done, it's almost like I am being abandoned, like, you did your job for us and now you are no use. That's how it feels."

AT HOME in Middletown, yesterday, Loria's wife, Christine, was beside herself.
"They want us to sacrifice more," she said, her voice quavering. "My husband has already sacrificed more than he should have to."
For weeks now, Christine has been telling her 3-year-old son, Jonathan, that Robbie, who is not his birth father, will be coming home any day now.
But the Army has delayed Loria's release at least five times already, she said, leaving a little boy confused and angry.
"Rob was supposed to be here on Saturday," she said. "Now [Jonathan] is mad at me. How do you explain something you yourself don't understand?"
Christine said the Department of Veterans Affairs has been helpful in giving Loria guidance about how to get his life back on track, offering vocation rehabilitation to "teach them to go back out in the world with the limitations they have."
But the Army brass has been unreceptive, she said.
The Lorias also contacted the offices of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-Saugerties. Hinchey's office responded.
"There's enough to go on here to call the Army on it and see if it can get worked out," said Hinchey aide Dan Ahouse. "We are expressing to the Pentagon that based on what we see here, we don't see that Mr. Loria is being treated the way we think our veterans returning from Iraq should be treated."
Army officials at Fort Hood could not be reached for comment yesterday.
"I don't want this to happen to another family," Christine Loria said. "Him being blown up was supposed to be the worst thing, but it wasn't. That the military doesn't care was the worst."

The end of her rope

Christine Loria was at the end of her rope earlier this week when she called her wounded husband's commanders at Fort Hood, Texas, and gave them a piece of her mind.
The Army was discharging her husband, Robert, after he lost his arm and suffered other severe injuries in Iraq, without even gas money to drive his car home.
"I am up here and he's there. That's 1,800 miles away," she said. "I had to call his chain of command and scream at them."
Their reaction she said, was "very mature."
"If he feels that way, why is his wife talking for him? Why doesn't he come talk to us himself?" she remembers them asking her.
"Because on some level, he still respects you," she answered. "I don't have that problem."

Dianna Cahn

Who to call to help

Outraged about Army Spc. Robert Loria's plight? Speak your mind. Below are contact numbers for federal legislators and defense officials.
U.S. Senate: Hillary Clinton: 202-224-4451; Charles Schumer: 212-486-4430 email
U.S. House of Representatives: Maurice Hinchey: 845-344-3211; Sue Kelly: 845-897-5200
Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld: 703-692-7100
Fort Hood: Major General James D. Thurman: 254-288-2255 or Fort Hood operator at 254-287-1110; Public Information Officer Jim Whitmeyer: 254-287-0103
Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
5:44 pm
pretty amusing
Things to do before the Inaugural:

1. Get that abortion you've always wanted.
2. Drink a nice clean glass of water.
3. Cash your social security check.
4. See a doctor of your own choosing.
5. Spend quality time with your draft age child/grandchild.
6. Visit Syria, or any foreign country for that matter.
7. Get that gas mask you've been putting off buying.
8. Hoard gasoline.
9. Borrow books from library before they're banned - Constitutional law books, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter, Tropic of Cancer, etc.
10. If you have an idea for an art piece involving a crucifix - do it now.
11. Come out of the closet- then go back in - HURRY!
12. Jam in all the Alzheimer's stem cell research you can.
13. Stay out late before the curfews start.
14. Go see Bruce Springsteen before he has his "accident".
15. Go see Mount Rushmore before the Reagan addition.
16. Use the phrase - "you can't do that - this is America".
17. If you're white - marry a black person, if you're black - marry a white person.
18. Take a walk in Yosemite, without being hit by a snowmobile or a base-jumper.
19. Enroll your kid in an accelerated art or music class.
20. Start your school day without a prayer.
21. Pass on the secrets of evolution to future generations.
22. Learn French. Or German!
23. Attend a commitment ceremony for/with your gay friends.
24. Take a factory tour anywhere in the US.
25. Try to take photographs of animals on the endangered species list.
26. Visit Florida before the polar ice caps melt.
27. Visit Nevada before it becomes radioactive.
28. Visit Alaska before "The Big Spill".
29. Visit Massachusetts while it is still a State.

Current Mood: LOL-ing!
Sunday, December 12th, 2004
12:30 pm
OH EM GEE

I got a christmas card from chadsteruw and from kiyomi ! yay!

I worked out this morning.  And im going to work out this evening! Never worked out twice in one day.

I need to have lunch with jitters79 sometime soon!  He also works on the eastside, and he is good people!  Atleast 2 out of three people agree that jitters79 should be on your friends list - at the minimum on LJ, and if also possible, IRL.

It's too effin busy at work.  I have been close to working 50 hours per week for the last three weeks.  Everybody driving around, weather thats shitty, higher rates of theft and bogus claims to gain christmas money. 

 

 

Saturday, October 16th, 2004
11:39 am
interesting interview with Teresa Heinz-Kerry, or 'Mama T' on gay issues and her involvement with them as first lady

http://www.gay.com/news/roundups/package.html?sernum=974
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
8:57 pm
ahhhhhhhhhh shit!
Safeco Estimates Third-Quarter Catastrophe Losses
Seattle, WA – (October 12, 2004) – Safeco (NASDAQ: SAFC) announced today that its aggregate pretax catastrophe losses for the third quarter are estimated at $195 million. The estimated effect on third-quarter net income is $127 million after tax, or $0.96 per diluted share. Safeco expects its total catastrophe losses to increase the company’s third-quarter combined ratio by 13.9 percentage points and that, as a result, its third-quarter combined ratio will be 101.6 percent.

The estimated pretax catastrophe losses include:

$86 million in personal lines, primarily homeowners claims
$109 million in commercial claims

Hurricane loss estimates
This estimate also includes an adjustment to Safeco’s estimated pretax losses for Hurricanes Charley and Frances. Previously, the company reported it expected $73 million in pretax losses from the two storms; it now estimates those storms will total $117 million. The $44 million increase is primarily due to more large and severe losses than previously estimated....
Saturday, October 9th, 2004
4:20 pm
OMG BEST WEBSITE EVER!
A MUST VIEW FOR EVERYONE ON MY JOURNAL - GAY or STRAIGHT!

warning: NSFW!

http://www.baitbus.com

THIS SITE IS 100 percent free. no registration, just do it.

the synopsis: the 'baitbus' drives around and finds totally totally straight guys and baits them into the bus with some nice perfectly shaped female teets, then coerces them to f*ck the gay guy in the bus. It is quite funny how they get the unsuspecting straight guy to go gay for 20 minutes, and to watch how the straight guy goes from flat out refusing and sometimes flipping out, to totally getting into it. Butt the funniest part is what happens at the very ending of each clip... i wont tell anymore cause i dont want to ruin it.

funny as hell!

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, September 30th, 2004
8:16 am
oh those crazy Christians
Probe of Swaggart's Taxes for 'Kill' Gay Remark Urged.

www.diversityinc.com

A gay rights group is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the tax-exempt status of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries following the preacher's recent remark that he would "kill" any gay man who looked at him.

The Capital City Alliance suggested that Swaggart's remarks disqualify his businesses from continuing to enjoy no-tax privileges.

In a broadcast this month, Swaggart was discussing his opposition to gay marriage when he said "I've never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry."

"And I'm going to be blunt and plain: If one ever looks at me like that, I'm going to kill him and tell God he died," Swaggart says, to laughter and applause from the congregation. He later apologized, saying the remark was meant to be humorous.

The gay rights group dismissed Swaggart's apology Tuesday. "We all know that there are people out there that take these things very, very seriously," said Randal Beach, a lawyer for the organization.

Swaggart was a popular television evangelist during the 1980s until a 1987 sex scandal involving a prostitute that he met in a seedy New Orleans motel. Swaggart never confessed to anything more than an unspecified sin. A few years later, he was stopped by police while driving in California with a suspected prostitute in his car. (AP)
Thursday, September 2nd, 2004
9:20 pm
Gunshots across the street!
Remember when i told you all that our ghetto neighbours moved out? (Rumor has it they were evicted) well that was like two weeks ago, and since then these dirty dudes sometimes hang out across the street. Tonight there were about 8 rowdies across from where i park and in front of the vacant home, they were being really weird, sounding fucked up on crack or cheap boose. Then three gunshots go off, me and my roomate hit the floor and crawl out of our bedrooms, and call 911. about eight cop cars responded, and were casing the neighbourhood within five minutes and investigating the car parked across the street. one of the cops had a fricken somethin like an AK 47 across his chest. One big ass gun.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
8:46 am
We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore
How did the Party of Lincoln and Liberty transmogrify into the party of Newt Gingrich’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk?
http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/979/
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
8:36 pm
I miss my old roomate Dave.
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