Thursday, May 27, 2004

broke into the old apartment
this is where we used to live
broken glass, broke and hungry
broken hearts and broken bones
this is where we used to live

why did you paint the walls?
why did you clean the floor?
why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door?
this is where we used to live

why did you keep the mousetrap?
why did you keep the dishrack?
these things used to be mine
i guess they still are, i want them back

broke into the old apartment
forty-two stairs from the street
crooked landing, crooked landlord
narrow laneway filled with crooks.
this is where we used to live.

why did they pave the lawn?
why did they change the locks?
why did i have to break it, i only came here to talk
this is where we used to live

how is the neighbor downstairs?
how is her temper this year?
i turned up your tv and stomped on the floor just for fun
i know we don’t live here anymore
we bought an old house on the danforth
she loves me and her body keeps me warm
i’m happy here
but this is where we used to live

broke into the old apartment
tore the phone out of the wall
only memories, fading memories
blending into dull tableaux

i want them back
i want them back
this is where we used to live
i want them back
this is where we used to live
i want them back
i want them back

word to the ghettolark hill. memories out the wazoo.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

and it goes a little something like this, hit it!

when you tell your wife before you go in the store that you don't really want to spend more than 650 on a refrigerator and you wind up writing a check for 790, try not to get too mad at her.

part of that was this 3 year service agreement for $120. however, had i remembered a little something called "implied warranty" i would have never spent that money. the warranty is good for a year and is state law. it basically says "this fridge is not a piece of crap and will be good for at least one year." talked to my pops and he said a warranty for 60 bucks a year on a brand new appliance is a ripoff. i tend to agree since i'm such a cheapass. so the fridge, minus the $45 rebate i'll be getting, actually cost me 625. not too shabby!

and tomorrow i might be getting my new vacuum. haven't decided yet since i don't really have anywhere to put it now, and since it'll be coming from a best buy gift card we got for the wedding i can't use it until we get to the new house.

that's all for now.

Saturday, May 15, 2004

What Color is Your Brain?

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At work or in school: I like set routines and organized ways of doing thingsl rules and directions are a great help to me. I prefer to stay on one topic at a time. I need to know what is expected of me, and I always want to know if I am on the right track. I like subjects that are useful and traditional, such as business, accounting, history and government.
With friends: I prefer people who are careful with their money and who make plans ahead of time. I like my friends to be loyal, dependable and on time. I am serious about love and show it in many practical ways.
With family: I like stability and security and enjoy traditions and frequent celebrations. I like to spend holidays with family members, and I plan ahead for such gatherings.

hmmm...not so sure about the punctual part. true, in a work-related environment i like to stay on one topic at a time. i hate it when i'm a meeting and some pinhead starts bitching about tps reports and we're talking about an issue that needs to be resolved pronto. and yes, most everything's about planning. if we're talking about going out on a friday night, just tell me to be in da club and i'll be there. just kidding, everyone knows i hate clubs. give me the bar with a big table and quarter draws. haha!
but we'll try
best as we can
to carrrrry on!

a band of angels appeared above my head
they sang to me this song of hope
and this is what they said
they said come sail away!
come sail away come sail away with me!

word dennis deyoung.

i had an interview wednesday for a promotion at work. i was all stressing out friday over it. and today, well i can't say anything yet but let's just say we might not be living in the ghettolark hill much longer. thank goodness. sort of. i have a lot of history here. my first apartment by myself. a lot of parties with friends. and a lot of arguments with friends. one or two girls, this apartment is hardly a chick lair. the old apartment might take on new meaning to myself. not so sure about shayna. she's above this place being princess of the world and what not. alright, i'm gonna go sail away with styx.