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Ryan
Date: 2005-11-12 13:41
Subject: GO CLEMSON
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Mood:excited
Music:ESPN Halftime Show
Can someone explain to me why 15 and 16 year-olds drink alcohol on a somewhat regular basis?

Does anyone else think this is wrong?
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Ryan
Date: 2005-11-04 09:05
Subject: Calling all Hokies
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Tags:hokies, miami
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/rmswink/CALL%20TO%20ARMS.wmv

Watch the video, turn up your sound and MUCK FIAMI!

See you at the Walk!
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Ryan
Date: 2005-10-17 21:28
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:exhaustedexhausted
Tonight I noticed that my steps are not symmetrical. My right foot steps on an outward angle.

Of course for me to notice this, I must have been looking down a lot tonight.

Looking down at the ground and thinking. Thinking of my past. Thinking of my present.

Tonight I saw Carrie for the first time since exam week in the spring. Pleasantries were exchanged, smiles given. We didn't sit together even though we both had empty seats next to us. I flashed back to those drunken nights of passion while her hamster looked on. Those fun nights hanging out with the theater kids. The sunday mass. Having a girl who smiled at me. Those nights are long gone.

Holly was also in attendance tonight. Many of you don't know about Holly because I myself don't know much about Holly. She's a fellow RA in the closest building to my own. In the beginning of the year word had it that she had a thing for me. I thought she was a sweet girl, but I didn't have time to sleep much less have time for a girl. We stopped talking, only smiling when we saw each other around campus. Later on the grapevine said she had a nickname for me: "jawbone". She thought I had a very attractive jawbone.

--

I have two options before me. One, I can embrace where I am and in the position I am in and look away from the pleasures that others have; or I can simply continue on my present course and partake of what was once a pleasure for me. I believe that my position is one that compromises my being. Questions my thoughts. My morals. My beliefs. This is why I am resentful of where I am. I feel I must change to satisfy others.

It's getting old.
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Ryan
Date: 2005-10-15 03:03
Subject: Oh Redskins...
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Mood:cheerfulcheerful
Music:Dredg - Spitshine
As the RA on duty for the building this Friday and Saturday nights, I have a little bit of 'free time' on my hands. I finished up Michael Crichton' Disclosure and found it a fun and light read that I couldn't put down tonight. Then we had a fire alarm at 2am. This should come to no surprise to any Hokie, and certainly not to me. So in an effort to kill time I found myself reading the September edition of the Insight my high school's newspaper. Oh, how things have changed. No longer the Redskins due to the NCAA (which governs...uh...collegiate sports), no more C-Wing rooms (oh those days with Blanco and Pressman, that freak), and the band is finally wearing Hawaiian shirts.

Yes, Hawaiian shirts. I'm oh-so-jealous.

I swear, I leave the school for what, a year and a half, and the whole place goes down the tube. ::sigh:: I really look back fondly on my high school memories. But so many things have changed. I only really talk to two or three people from Gibbons anymore. I visit Fort Lauderdale twice a year. Life has changed. I love it. If there is one thing I took from that book is that challenges makes one stronger. Challenges of moving on. Challenges of change. Hindsight is 20/20. The biggest things seem so small now. And I'm sure me whining about staying up on duty on a Friday night will seem ridiculous very soon.

Life is wonderful. As long as you can laugh at drunk freshmen punching the buttons in a non-operating elevator with 7 RAs standing next to it. Priceless.

Oh, I went to West Virginia. It exists. They have boobies there!
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Ryan
Date: 2005-10-11 19:55
Subject: BINGBINGBING
Security: Public
Mood:bouncybouncy
Music:Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
I spent an hour today searching for other 'Bing's on facebook.

10 pages.

That's like 100 Bings.

100 BINGS!!

Oh yes...


"I wanna make a supersonic man outta you!"
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Ryan
Date: 2005-09-25 23:18
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Music:New York Symphony - Mario Bros. Orchestra
I had a dream last night that Clay and Kelly were sitting in the waiting room of a doctor's office. Clay pulls out his cell phone and says to Kelly "You're using a lot of bandwidth on your mySpace." Kelly turns around and calmly replies "Yeah, it the My Chemical Romance video."

Then I woke up. Miss you two.
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Ryan
Date: 2005-09-11 12:04
Subject: Lest we Forget
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It has been 4 years since the tragety of September 11th in New York City.

Think about how not only our nation has changed, but how we have changed as individual people. Four years seems like a lifetime ago.

Take a second today to think about those lost four years ago.

Take another to think about how our lives are much different than we imagined.

Take one more to think about those you love and care about.

Take the last to go do something about it. Make a difference. Change the world.
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Ryan
Date: 2005-08-19 00:23
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:exhaustedexhausted
Music:Hans Zimmer - A Small Measure Of Peace
I find myself torn between to very real realities.

One involves much fun and debauchery, a reality I found myself in last year and flourished.

The other involves much responsibility and a great sense of pride, a reality to which I have come to know as now.

I find that it is difficult to balance the two and satisfy everything I desire. It is my goal to solve this enigma of life before I find myself trapped in a place where I do not belong.

However I find myself grasping onto what I knew in the past and not fully embracing the present. It is not that I am scared or uneasy about my place now, it is just different than what I know.

Perhaps it is unfair to judge the present based upon the past. But that is how you measure progress - and also failure. I'm trying to find a dynamic lifestyle and shy away from the linear life I have established in the past.

Although the least amount of distance to travel is in a straight line, I find myself looking to take the long way home.
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Ryan
Date: 2005-08-18 08:58
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:chipperchipper
Music:Evanescence - Taking Over Me
The kids have returned.

After being in my new residence for a week of training residents are coming into their new home. No more empty halls, no more echoes, no more walking to the bathroom naked. I'm glad to have residents on the hall. These gentlemen seem timid enough now - and almost all of them have hot friends that visit. Help a brother out?

Saw The Ladies Man last night. Wow that was fun.

Actually my day started at 8 when I worked check-in. Sat and made sure frosh knew where they were going for two hours. Sat around the hall until noon when two other RAs and myself took a trip to WalMart. I was going for a box fan that a parent had broken earlier in the morning, and the other guys were going to get little stuff. More of an excuse to get out of the building. Apparently there is not one single box fan for sale in the greater Blacksburg/Chistiansburg area. So it was a pretty worthless trip. Got back and I went to go visit Hambone over in EAJ. He's got a great setup with great guys all around him. We hung out for a bit where I tried to get his internet to work but failed. Decided to forgo a movie with Trotman (the RA from earlier) and his sister and their mutual friends and instead head over to the tuba trailers and had a cookout with the returners. We did a fire dance up on the hill, and more than one freshman mentioned something to their section leader about us. After the rehearsal ended at 9 (it was pitch black out) all the freshman came up and we mingled like whoa. I decided to head back to my hall and skip out on a few parties and sure enough another resident had moved in. I hung around the hall for a bit and then visited my head RA Jake who invited me to come back and watch The Ladies Man. Funnnny movie. Uhh yeeass. Headed back downstairs and hit the bed.

Today I have check-in from 10 until 12. Then I'm running over to Squires to register and audition for the MVs. Then I have rehearsal for the rest of the day and night. And then back to greet all my residents who moved in during the day. Then I get to do the same thing tomorrow morning!

I'm so tired, but so excited. This is going to be a great year.

PS Congrats to Chelle on the new car :)
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Ryan
Date: 2005-08-04 11:19
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:tiredtired
Music:Yellowcard - Empty Apartment
I have to write a 12 page, 3000 word report regarding my summer as a intern at Ruby Tuesday. And I have no motivation.

Heading back to the burg on Sunday. Must pack today.

A/C is getting fixed today in Mechanicsville. I do this after summer has mostly past.

If anyone has any N64 games they are looking to rid themselves of, please let me know.

My birthday is in 20 days. Hooray beer! Hooray responsibility!
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