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I went to the Memorial Day parade here in SoPo. It was nice, and not incredibly interesting except for the Robotics team being there. They road in the back of a truck driving this year's robot, and marched with two banners: Their new Riot Crew banner (which looks badass), and the 2003 Regional Winners banner. Our banner. They've only won once in their existence and it was when Eric and I were seniors, and both on the floor (I drove, he was the "human player" and coached). I had a lot of mixed feelings about seeing it, as there isn't a person on that team from the year we won, but it was great to see the reach that the team had obtained, from the humble beginnings, to that police escort back to the high school after winning, to that day marching. I have a lot of pride for those years, robotics was my football, as much as I regret not playing football.

The Wire is a good show. HBO consistently hits it out of the park, and this show is no exception.

Otherwise things are going okay. I've spent a good amount of time at the gym, killing time until school, trying to write but getting distracted a lot. Missing Mandi while she's in Missouri for the summer.

Some things are shite, some things aren't.
Current Music: The Wire
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From:toxicsiren
Date:May 28th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
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Oh The Wire <3

=)

Re: your last post
I put "LOL" on the top of my netflix after the post and got it this weekend. I tried to watch it twice and couldn't make it through. So much for that!
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From:nullset
Date:May 28th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
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Haha, most definitely not a genre for everyone. I haven't seen LOL, but the reviews have been less promising than The Puffy Chair.

The Wire has been great, though I'm having a problem with the people in the highest seats never really getting fucked over. I know that's how it is in real life, but I like the idea of assholes getting their dues eventually.
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From:toxicsiren
Date:May 28th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
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it was "Recommended" when it first came out, I guess. I thought the description was funny but didn't realize netflix carried people's basement movies.

What season of The Wire are you on?
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From:bu_yahbazzle
Date:May 28th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
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I'm assuming the police escorted you because you, Eric, and the rest of your crew were making the town proud in robotic awesome form... but there's a part of me hoping that the police escorting was for doing something "wrong" but awesome.
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From:nullset
Date:May 28th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Ha, no, it was just our awesomeness. Though that was the year that a fairly attractive but incredibly skanky girl came on the trip with us, being that she was dropped in the middle of a bunch of geeks, she was naturally the center of attention. A video of escapades involving her made it onto the school's network a few weeks later....I don't know who would have done that.
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From:nullset
Date:May 28th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
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Though if you want to believe it:

I was in a straightjacket the whole way home from New Hampshire. Having mercilessly beaten the hotel's foreign housekeeper for touching my lucky shorts, I was brought to competition by police escort. I was only allowed to compete after I offered a circus-seal style performance to the cops in attendance. I found it odd that none of them were on the take, but performances by me were okay. Post competition I was forced to sit, straightjacketed in the bathroom on the Greyhound bus. I banged into the wall every time the driver took a corner too hard, and by the time we hit South Portland, I was weeping for my mommy, completely apologetic at beating the housekeeper with a Hillshire Farms pepperoni stick.
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From:lokieh
Date:May 28th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
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We have a computer science club that does robotic stuff, they keep inviting me to join.

Missouri is incredibly far away, I say we build a robot to move Missouri in between Massachusetts and maine and then everyone will be happy, except New Hampshire and Vermont but who really cares about them?
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From:nullset
Date:May 28th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Aye, NH and Vermont are just extensions of Maine anyways. If there weren't a giant tollbooth dividing Maine and NH no would know they'd crossed over to the dark side.

While I would love to have Mandi closer, I think she should just come back, as moving any part of Jesusland closer to Maine does not sit will with me. Virginia's already on the same coast, I'm still coping.
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From:urbanbohemia
Date:May 30th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
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things seem to be looking up for you.
while i can't shake the feelings of loss, regret and often, pain, i'm glad that you've found your grail and your girl.
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