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What’s going on with me? (The good news)

Posted in Karaoke, Movember, NaNoWriMo on 1 December 2009 by jason

As I said in the last post, some really good things happened this month. Great things. Awesome things.

First of all, I completed NaNoWriMo! If you’ve ever done NaNoWriMo, you know what a challenge it is, and if you’ve ever completed it, you know how good it feels. This year was easier than last year, and I think that was because my coworkers (Yvonne, Jenny, Jessica) were doing it too! Good job, guys, whatever your final word count was!

Secondly, my moustache (which is now gone!) earned $57 for prostate and testicular cancer research through Movember. I think the site is still up if you want to donate! This was a lot of fun, so I’ll probably do it again next year.

Another cool thing this month was the karaoke contest at Quaker Steak and Lube. I made it through round 1, was booted out at round 2, but because not enough winners showed up for round 3, I was put in as a “wild card.” I survived this round with my rendition of “War Pigs”, and so this week, I’m in round 4! Wish me luck!

The last piece of good news I have is, well…

Meet Yvonne:

We’ve been dating and talking on the phone and such, but this Sunday, we decided that what we had was “a relationship.” Then we realized that that would always put our anniversary in NaNoWriMo and Movember (plus, Nov. 29 just seems like a hard date to remember), so we’re calling today, Dec. 1st, our day. Because we’re cool like that and can just arbitrarily decide when our aniversary is.

Anyway, she’s my girlfriend, officially. I’m her boyfriend.

So, as you can see by these two posts, I had an eventful month! It was a very good month, even with the stuff from the last post trying to mess everything up!

Well…(Week wrap-up)

Posted in Education, inturwebs, Karaoke, Music on 30 August 2009 by jason

…I got my laptop fixed, but I lost access to the internet at the same time (no comments from the peanut gallery), so I haven’t been on like I wanted to be. Also, my phone’s been having problems, so I’m basically cut off from the outside world when I’m at home. It’s kind of weird, actually. So right now, the only way to get a hold of me is to come to my place and knock on my window.

Besides that, though, this week has been OK. I’ve been getting to work early to go to so I can watch old episodes of The Prisoner. I never got around to seeing that show, so I’m happy to get the chance. Good stuff, that. The first week at work has been relatively slow, bit I know it’s about to get extremely busy.

I’ve also decided that if I ever find the Weezer song “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn),” I am singing it, no matter how poorly I actually know the song. Here’s the video:

Oh, yeah…that’s happening.

My clothes are shrinking.

Posted in beer, Exercise, Karaoke, Rambling, Sports on 14 April 2009 by jason

Yesterday, I went to put on my work clothes (decent pants, button-down shirt), only to find that they no longer fit. My nights of drunken karaoke have finally caught up with me.
Cutting back on the beer…check.
Working out 3-4 days a week…check.
Preparing for a race…check.
Watching what I eat…not so much.

I am NOT a Norse God.

Posted in beer, Karaoke, Music, otter on 20 December 2008 by jason

Well, Karaoke was a blast last night. At least, as much of it as I can remember was pretty sweet. I managed to offend an entire table of people with my Jarvis Cocker impression, forget the bridge of “Oliver’s Army,” and rant a bit about the war in Iraq during “War Pigs.”

The biggest problem was that I started with a “Tanker” of Newcastle. What is a “Tanker?” Well, picture a pitcher of beer. Then…no, actually, that’s about it. During the night, the beers snuck up on me, and I quickly turned into an incoherent, drooling mess.

It wasn’t all bad. I’ve been told that I was pretty entertaining, and I sang a duet with the otter (“Afternoon Delight”). Still the whole thing is pretty embarassing, as I’m sure that the pictures and video that will no doubt grace the internet soon will confirm.

Karaoke Tonight!

Posted in beer, Cover Songs, Karaoke, Music, otter on 19 December 2008 by jason

It’s Karaoke Friday at Quaker Steak & Lube by the Strip! This will probably be the last one I go to until school’s back in session, so I hope it’s a good one! I plan on doing this song:

AND, if I get drunk enough, I may try to mock Cocker’s stage presence, too! The otter is so going to break up with me! 😛

Anyway, any readers out there are invited to join us!