Monday, August 21, 2006


Hi!!! look, I cut up all my old IU shirts that I never wear and sewed them into an awesome blankey!!!

The reverse side is made out of shirts from high school. I don't know how I've had time to do this, since I've been psychotically busy lately. I've had a super fun summer as a camp counselor at 2 different camps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, plus still working at the Warming House (teen drop-in center) a couple nights a week. But this week camp comes to an end and I start orientation for SCHOOL!!! Classes officially start on monday, I'm kinda excited, kinda nervous about the workload. I'll be in class 8am-2pm monday and wednesday, I'm doing an internship at Catholic Charities doing foster care services (checking up on kids in homes, supervising parent visits, helping parents win their kids back in court, etc.) tuesdays and thursdays, I have to work 7 hours a week for the university for part of my scholarship 'cause I'm a graduate assistant, and I'll still be working at the Warming House probably 5 hours a week. Not to mention homework and social time with my chicago homies. So things will probably be a little crazy.
But it's all good 'cause Christina Aguilera's new cd came out last week and it's sooo awesome, and Danity Kane's cd comes out Aug. 22!!! For those of you who don't follow making the band 3, Danity Kane is the name of the girl group Diddy put together, and they're the best band ever. And Justin has a new cd coming out soon too!!!!!! Yay!
Plus thom, waple, mike, and rob and I are going to see Wicked sept. 30th, so excited to see everyone!!!
Hope everyone's well!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's a mee! Mar.. er.. Mikeeoo!

Call me cueball

So I've probably been one of the more delinquent members of the Gee when it comes to posting about what I'm doing (since I haven't) and keeping in touch (seeing as I don't, unless you live near me and invite me to something). But look! I'm posting now! Yay! Yay? Yay! I'm out in the 'burbs of chicagoland, about 15 minutes away from Andrew and Thom, 45 minutes or so from Sara (maybe? Sara, invite me to your house sometime so I can see how far away it is), living the high life.

No, it's not that i'm rich or anything. I just happen to live on the top floor of my apartment building. Ha HA! Comic genius!

I'm working for, of all things, a Japanese Model Train Company, doing advertising and warehouse work etcetera etcetera. I'm not going to be a millionaire or a thousandare, but it pays the bills and pays for my monthly alcohol purchases. Bonus! I guess it pays for food too, but meh.

Oh. And in case you didn't guess from the blinding light emanating from that shiny round thing in the picture above, I have no hair. Yes, after years of bitching about how I was going to go bald, I just said "screw it" and shaved it all off. Whee!

Anyway, I'll try to make an effort to read and publish on here more than once ... ever... I make no promises. Anyhoo. I miss everyone! If you're ever in the chicago area, drop by and give me a visit. Yes, that includes you, Andrew, Thom, and Sara. You have no excuse! Visit constantly!

Michael - signing out.

Monday, August 14, 2006

I always need more money

This is one of my favorite photos from the road trip, one of about 5oo I took that I still have to sort. Guess where his other shoe is! Oh Charles. We didn't see him for another 13 hours. I'll get to the others some time, it's just a matter of going from upright to seated.
I'm attending a substitute workshop today at my old high school, which hopefully will get me in as a sub in my district, cause it's the best paying district in the state. That means that in a year I MIGHT actually be able to move out and feel like I have a life again. Here's a list of my friends who have lives:

John - On his way to becoming a millionaire, owns a car, has his own place, and will be in the largest city in the U.S. in a year
Sara - Going to grad school for another couple years of fun without me
Thom - Moving up the ladder as an editor and also owns a car. Did I mention he has written a book?
Rob - He doesn't read this blog so it's okay to say he's an idiot, but he is ALSO going to grad school for two years of fun without me* (3 years in rob time)
Steve - Also has his own place, is working a couple jobs, and gets a lot of sex, apparently, also without me.
Ric - Dancing up a storm in New York or somewhere out east where he's learning all sorts of stuff and then moving to some other place and going to Utah to meet up with some dude who's somehow more awesome than me, and making lots of new friends.
Ben - I have no idea where he is, but I do know he is learning a lot of languages and having all sorts of unique experiences around the world and not telling us all about them cause he's probably too busy to do things like check blogs, talk to friends, but not too busy to make out with a pizza guy in an elevator. I'm not gay and even I'd do that. That's what I'm talking about, unique experiences that you can't have anywhere else in the world but Beirut. Or America. Or Europe. Whatever.
Sarood - Probably making lots of money making his nose even browner than it was before.
Other friends - Owning cars, working lots of money, moving to cool places like Chicago or changing their lives.
I'm working, yes, but it's not a job. It's not a career. I need money to get out of here and move downtown or to Seattle or something and try to figure something out. You know how you start questioning whether you even know yourself when you've been down for a while? I just need a teaching job and I'll feel better. I might as well buy a lottery ticket while I'm at it since lightning strikes twice, or never strikes twice. I don't know. I don't care. Go look it up on wikipedia.