April 22, 2004

My name is Jonas...

I've found that I can finally listen to Weezer again without gagging.

Thank you to the Stephanie I met in Paris.

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April 18, 2004


Ahh, this weekend really felt like a taste of summer. For one thing, the thermometer crossed 80 for the first time - and believe me it's damn hot right now.

On Friday night, I went to a Durham Bulls game (AAA baseball) with the guys. Adam, Steveo, Dave, and I bought a 9-game season ticket package at the beginning of the season. This was the first Bulls game I had been to, and it was a lot of fun. Our seats are great...and it's hard to beat baseball on a beautiful night. Fireworks after the game, too...

On Saturday, I played beach volleyball, which was a blast then went and saw Kill Bill Vol 2.

Oh yeah, and Ashish will be attending Duke for medical school! Excellent news! One more foot soldier in my scheme to drive out the accent and turn North Carolina into a Northern state. Things are going as planned. (Seriously though, congrats, Ashish!)

Kill Bill Vol 2: Quite different than the first one. It lacked the action and the gore, and a lot of the Kung Fu, but was still wicked cool nonetheless. David Carradine did a great job playing Bill, whose character turned out a lot different than I expected - but I liked it a lot. In fact, there were a lot of surprising things about this movie - a lot of themes that one wouldn't expect to see in a Tarantino movie (in stark contrast with the first movie, which was completely over the top), but it still had that undeniably cool style and spin to it. Quentin Tarantino is the man, and I think that Uma was even hotter this go around (if in fact that is at all possible).

Gastronomy: Tonight I made a sandwich of saut'ed bell pepper and onions. It was yummy.

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April 11, 2004

Fantastic Weekend

Friday night I went to a wine party at Robin and Kelley's place (guys bring red, girls bring white). I guess that now that I'm out in the real world, I can do sophisticated things like that. But it was a good time. Probably a little bit too good ;)

Spent Saturday chillin' (I got Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs in the mail from my parents).

To top it all off, Adam, Tara, and I made a *fantastic* Easter dinner tonight - a roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, and broccoli - and chocolate mousse for dessert.

Y'know, the real world is quite nice at times.

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April 09, 2004

Yep, it's one of those

Yep, it's one of those nights again.

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April 04, 2004


Upon picking up the Sunday paper this morning, I was quite surprised to read that there is talk of a possible Kerry-McCain Democratic ticket for president. It's nothing more than talk, of course, and there is probably precisely a snowball's chance in hell that it will happen, but if it did, how cool would that be?

I was a big supporter of McCain against Bush during the 2000 Republican primary, and in casting my vote for Gore in 2000, one of the minor things that crossed my mind (y'know, other than Bush being a completely out-of-touch, incompetant bible-thumper) was the possibility that if a Democrat won in 2000 then maybe the Republicans would pull their heads out of their asses by 2004 (oxymoron, I know), and actually run McCain for real, yielding a *good* president instead of the lesser of two Bushes and Gores. Or course, that didn't happen.

Anyway, I think a Kerry-McCain ticket would likely be very competitive, appealing to a very broad audience. McCain could provide a good balance to some of Kerry's more liberal leaning-tendencies.

I also think that a cross-party ticket could be just the thing needed to really shake things up in Washington right now. God knows, it needs it.

Again, it's never going to happen - and it would likely be near political suicide for McCain if he went for it and the Kerry campaign lost - but still interesting to think about.

C'mon, John. You know you want to.

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