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I love all natural strippers

December 20th, 2006 Comments off

After a much inhebreiated Monday evening celebrating my last day of work for 2006 and then a full
Tuesday of recovering I have started to do some much needed work on my house in Greensboro.. I have taken down most of the popcorn ceiling, and now whats
mostly left that I will tackle is stripping paint.. My folks told me about this stuff in the old house journal.. Soy Gel.. It’s made from soy beans.. It
looks like snot, and well you paint it on let it sit and then you remove the paint.. It has pretty much no smell, you can do it without gloves, and well
it’s just pretty rad.. It’s by far the easiest stripper I have ever used in my life, and it seems to work better than anything I have

Check out the fireplace I started stripping.. Removing paint from brick isn’t easy either.. I have the final (3rd) coat sitting overnight
tonight and then it should be 100% cleaned off.. Check out the progress.. I guess I also should thank my dad for coming up to GSO for 2 days to help

This is how it looked

After the first pass

The stipper working its magic..
This is only after maybe an hour of the second coat..

Check out that yellow brick! I had
no idea it was there.. So much cooler looking than all white..

The room is getting
ready for a dance partay!

So there is where I stand.. I have a bunch more stripper up for overnight and hopefully I can get most of the trim
stripped.. If any of you ever need to strip paint I STRONGLY recomend this stuff..

So Thursday is my last day in Greensboro for a bit.. Off to
Raleigh.. Maybe i’ll see some of ya folks out Thursday night!

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December 17th, 2006 Comments off

I just finished watching the film Mur (Wall). It’s
a very slow moving documentary about the wall the Israeli Goverment is building to seperate themselves from Palestine.. It could be completed by now
actually, and I am not sure..

The film did drag on forever, but I suspect that was part of the logic beind the slowness was to show scenes of
Palestinians crawling the walls to leave their village, and just theinsanity of the wall in general.. If you want to watch the film I would suggest
some reefer.. There is an inverview that is shown throughout the film with the Israeli Minister of Defense.. He is just like rumsfeld.. Well he speaks
Hebrew, but he might as well be saying the same shit.. It just makes me sick.. He blames the palestinians for everything.. Almighty Israel is completey
justified in building the wall he feels.. Ughh..

My favorite part of the film is a section of graffiti that says “fuck usa”..

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Final Chapters in Cary..

December 17th, 2006 Comments off

I’ve been hesitant to write about this since its not 100% finalized.. I could be jinxing myself, but I
have a good enough (gut) feeling, so I am not going to worry anymore..

My house in Cary is pretty much sold.. Offers been accepted.. Repairs have
been mostly completed.. All I am waiting on is final acceptance of the repairs from the buyers (all thats left to haggle about is replacing a window
pane).. Once thats agreed upon come January 19th i’ll get a fat check and no longer be a resident of this place callled Cary..

I am packing up some
more stuff now, and it makes me really happy to be done with Cary for so many reasons.. It has nothing to do with Raleigh.. Being here the last few days
reminds me of how much I miss this place already.. I heard another story about Justin Timberlake at the coverup.. I wish I had seen that.. I finally went
to a hockey game for the first time since June, and the first time since the Stanley Cup banner was raised at the ESA/Royal Bank of Canada Centre.. House
Parties in Raleigh.. I guess there are some in Greensboro, but I have yet to hear about them..

The main thing that makes me very happy about being
done with Cary is my housing costs are super low.. I can work a 10 buck an hour job and make ends meet if I want/need to.. I have far much finaicial
freedom, and it feels really good.. Maybe I will get the balls to go back to school full time? Anyway I am just happy as hell to know Cary is about over
and January 19th this house will be someone elses problem.. It never felt like home anyway.. Hopefully the new owners will be able to call this place

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More analysis of a world class city

December 7th, 2006 Comments off

So I have been in Charlotte for work for the last 7 days.. (Well Wed-Fri last week, and then Since
Monday this week).. I have started to go insane again.. Part of it is derived from staying with my parents.. Some of it is related to this city in

I was reading an article in the Charlotte Observer this morning that
stated how Charlotte was second behind Las Vegas in attracting the “Young and Restless” group of people to live there.. This is the label they gave to
young professional 25-34 year olds.. Yuppies is what I call them, but I guess “Young and Restless” works too.. Whatever.. It talked about how this one guy
moved to Charlotte cause it was so much cheaper than San Diego (where he wanted to live), and how he had a 325k house.. He worked for Ernst and Young so I
am sure his banking job is really cool.. The article was poorly written and it sounded like the only thing going for Charlotte is the Panthers, Bobcats,
and “cheap” Housing.. There is a tad more to the article, but its not much more..

So I say to my mom “Wow this article just reinforces why
Charlotte has nothing to offer me”.. Then she goes into this tailspin argument that ends with “And if we lived somewhere else you still wouldn’t come see
us”, gets furious with me.. You know one of the many reasons why I love coming home.. Of course I pick fights at 730 in the morning.. While she was
yelling I muttered under my breath “Jesus Fucking Christ”, and my mom says something along the lines of “I don’t think Jesus needs to be fucked!” and then
something else about god, etc.. Yeah mom believes in Jebus.. Sometimes I forget that..

Who my mom needs to belive in is me.. I am like jesus.. I
put my dead iPod back together yesterday morning and it started working again.. So I am happily listening to my iLazarus now.. Hopefully it will keep
plugging along..

One thing I did realize about Charlotte that is setting itself up for failure that I hadn’t realized before.. This entire towns
economy is based on Banking and pretty much nothing else.. When banking moves to China or someplace else cause its cheaper to do it overseas than in the
US this place will collapse.. Atlanta as much as I hate it has some diversity of businesses.. NYC, Chicago, and other large cities they all are
diversified.. Charlotte is as stable as say Pittsburg, Buffalo were in the past.. They were boom towns until Steel went overseas.. The market changed well
they went in the shitter.. Banking moving to China is somethign i expect to happen in my lifetime.. It’s called globalization.. Any american who thinks
it isnt going to happen is a fool.. We have far too much money in this country, it costs way too much to live here compared to the rest of the world.. Why
would any business stay here when you can replace all the bankers in this country with laborers who will take 1/10th the salary..

Tonight I am
going to see Spamalot with Sheila and my parents.. I am so excited.. I finally get to see Sheila for
the first time in what seems like an enternity.. I am pretty sure I am in withdrawl from my drug of choice (Sheila) so I get to see her.. Monty Python
will be great.. Laughter is the best medecine.. It also means I have one day left in Charlotte, and my sanity can return when I leave the Charlotte Metro

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