Thursday, November 30, 2006

Survey: 50 Odd Things About You!

50 ODD Things About You!
If you opened this, FILL IT OUT!

Learn 50 things about your:

1. Height?
5'11

2. Have you ever smoked heroin?
no way

3. Do you own a gun?
HAHAHA... the one in my pants!

4. Do you have a b/f, g/f?
no way

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
nah

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
those things are great, about to make me a couple. They go good with beer.

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
They're all good to me... 12 Days of Xmas?

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Coffee to wake my ass up, then some Propel

9. Can you do push-ups?
Of course

10. Is your bathroom clean?
not at the current moment. I need to go on a major cleaning spree. It's even worse for me, because I don't have roomies to blame it on. LOL

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
probably my chain with my cross around my neck

12. Do you like painkillers?
yeah, they're good at taking away pain. Pain is not fun.

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
My approach, my confidence, and my KISS.

14. Do you have A.D.D.?
no

16. Middle Name?
Charles

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
Anchorman is a funny ass movie
I need to get a membership at a real gym
sex

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought?
1. gas
2. bottle of Black Cherry Vanilla Coke
3. Reeses candy bar

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
1. water, MOSTLY
2. coffee
3. soda, occasionally

22. Current worry?
making a final decision on a crib for January.

23. Current hate?
no hate on my part

24. Favorite place to be?
bed

26. Where would you like to go?
Hawaii

27. Do you own slippers?
nah, just sandals

28. What shirt are you wearing?
Dover High School XC sweater

29. Do you burn or tan?
tan, for the most part

30. Favorite color(s)?
royal blue

31. Would you be a pirate?
as long as I didn't get my ass killed and had all the treasure

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?
none

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
monsters and strangers breaking into the house

35. What's in your pockets right now?
my wallet and some change

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Anchorman, watching it right now

37. Best bed sheets as a child?
any that kept my ass warm in the winter time

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
broken heart, but it healed rather quickly. Not TOO bad of a break.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?
3

41. Who is your loudest friend?
Don't really have a loudest friend

42. Who is your most silent friend?
they all talk for the most part

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
oh I'm sure! They're out there, def.

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?
nah

45. What is your favorite book?
no real favorite at this time

46. What is your favorite candy?
Kitkats, Sour Patch, Skittles, and Starburst. 4 way tie! :O

47. What song do/did you want played at your wedding?
I don't know. I'm not engaged. I don't even have a significant other. There may never be a WEDDING! :O It has to be worth my while, and so does she, whoever she may end up being.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Who cares? It's not like I'll be alive to enjoy it. Anyway, I try not to think of DYING too much. Life goes by way to quickly as is! Enough with funerals... and WEDDINGS.

49. What were you doing 12 AM last night?
same shit as tonight, chillaxin in the livingroom watching television and filling these things out. I was also downing some brewskies. LOL.

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
it can't POSSIBLY be 8am ALREADY.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

EXCLUSIVE: 200th BLOG OF BRYAN POST!

It's a Wednesday afternoon, and yet another day of me doing practically nothing at work. SHOCKER. But you can envy me - I'm GETTING PAID BIG BUCKS, SUCKA! LOL

As the title of this post indicates, this here is the 200th post on the BLOG OF BRYAN!!!! *applause* The author is very proud of that, as this site has played house to some of the greatest news, events, thoughts, ideas, and random ramblings primarily related to yours truly. Amazing, that I am already at post number 200! That's wicked.

Where shall I begin? Ahhhh, I know where...

Stockton Alumni Weekend continued


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Left to right: Brett, Ray, Bob, Greg, myself

To continue the story from this past weekend, Ray, birthday boy Volleyball Bob, Greg Root, and I went to fellow Stockton Alumnist Brett's house. Mike, who had a shift to work at Quickchek from like six to 10pm, could not join the four of us at Bretts.

Prior to going to work at 6pm, though, Mike joined Ray, Greg, and I for some air hockey at the boardwalk in Seaside. We went to Seaside for a little bit to hang out in the arcades and look around just to kill a little bit of time. We made our way over to the four-player air hockey, clearly our favorite attraction at the Seaside arcades, and etablished the teams. It was to be Ray and I vs Greg and Mike. We all played a total of four games. Ray and I won the first game, which was extremely competitive, with a score of 7-6. Yep, they made us work for that particular victory. The second game, however, was not even a contest as Ray and I whooped them 7-2. Surely, it was only going to get worse for Greg and Mike, but the time came for us to switch sides at he air hockey table. This move brought some fortune to Greg and Mike, as they pulled off an upset in the third game winning by a score of 7-5. The fourth game, however, Ray and I came back to harbor revenge with a score of 7-4 in the fourth and final game. Almost undefeated, but three out of four is not exactly what I would call horrible.

After Mike headed to work at Quickcheck around 6, Ray, Greg, and I took a special trip to CVS so Greg could pick out a card for Bob. During our walk around in CVS, Ray pointed out to me some cans of Black Cherry Vanilla Coke on one of the shelves in the aisle with the soda. At that moment, I let out the loudest and most feminent squeel that could ever be produced by a human being of the male race. I was HAPPY. As we were leaving CVS, Ray implied, "Hey at least they still sell it in the cans." I responded, "I like it in the can."
WOW! That's when it occured to me that my comment could be disturbingly miscontrued by the wrong people. HAHAHA. Yes, BCV Coke in cans would've served a purpose in the absence of any other alternatives. However, I chose to put off that purchase in search of the bottled version of BCV Coke. Therefore, we drove to Quickchek to pay Crazy Mike a visit at his work place.

Upon walking into the Quickchek and looking in the refrigerators for the BCV Coke, we approached Mike at the counter and asked him if there was any BCV Coke anywhere in the store, since I did not see it in the frig. He made a special trip to the back of the store for me to check for the soda. Returning to the front of store, he brought me two bottles of BCV Coke. What a saint! After two minutes of contemplation, I decided to buy both bottles. Great soda! Thank God they didn't discontinue the production of BCV Coke, just as they dicontinued Diet Coke with lemon, which happened to be Ray's favorite. Sorry Ray! LOL. It would've been illogical for the Coca Cola company to make TWO irrational decisions back to back. They have to keep that BCV Coke on the market!

Eventually, Ray, Greg, and I made our way to Brett's. On the way to Bretts, Ray stopped by Bob's house in Brick so we could give him our birthday cards, wish him a Happy Birthday, and pick him up to bring him to Bretts. Ray drove Bob to Bretts, as I drove my car and followed him with Greg. Brett is a guy whom Ray, Bob, and Greg knew really well prior to my transfer to Stockton from County College of Morris. When I first walked into Brett's house, I could instantly tell that he was an animal lover. This guy had fish, a lizard, a turtle, two cats, a dog who absolutely could not stand Greg (lol), and possibly some other animals I was unaware of.

We had a great time over there drinking some beers, playing a couple rounds of flip cup, and getting Greg really drunk! He was sitting on the couch watching television for the most part, and Brett's dog could not stop barking at him. It was funny. Bob and Brett were influencing Greg to keep drinking. That boy must've drank like ten beers in a matter of half an hour to 45 minutes. The first beer Greg drank was a Corona, courtesy of Brett, that had been in the trunk of Brett's car for approximately five years. LMFAO! Yes, this means that the bottle of Corona had spent five summers as well as winters, springs, and falls, in the trunk of Brett's car. We all have reason to believe that that's what fucked Greg up worse than anything.

Eventually, we decided to walk to this bar called Leggetts, which was blocks away from Brett's house. This joint was packed with older people, yet it was crowded as well. The hottest chicks there were the Coors Light girls that approached us. They had such beautiful little behinds, and the perfect pants to show off those behinds. They tried to sell us on something, but I was way too distracted for that. These girls looked amazing. Surprisingly, I did not order a single drink from the bar! As a result, I probably saved quite a bit of money. Why would I order a drink from the bar, when I had so much beer left to begin with at Brett's house, which was blocks away from the bar? Greg momentarily managed to get lost in the bar. None of us could find him.

Bob and Brett took a few laps around the bar looking for our lost drunk friend. No such luck finding him. At that point, we believed he had either gotten into it with some dude, gotten booted from the bar by security, passed out somewhere in the bar, or ALL THREE. It turns out neither of those were the case! Where did Greg end up? Sitting at the bar eating a pizza pie! The dude was just hungry. I could totally understand that, as I get really hungry whenever I get as wasted as he was. Ray, Bob, Brett, and I walked over there to hang out with him as he ate his pizza.

Bob and Brett actually managed to snag a few slices off of his plate. haha. Eventually, we decided to vacate the premises and head back to Brett's. Walking outside, Ray, Bob, Brett, and I thought we lost Greg for the second time in the evening. Once again, he was no where in sight. We looked back, but didn't see him anywhere. As we turned around and walked back towards the bar, I could see him in one of the alley ways taking a piss! LOL. We found him again.

On the way back to Bretts, Greg displayed some violence and destruction that I had never seen in him before. LOL. He was throwing rocks at trucks and trying to take a part brick walls. The chucking of the rocks was not light by any means; this dude was fetching these rocks at full force. One could obviously tell that Greg was totally hammered. He didn't know what he was doing, but it was all good. He managed to make his way back to Brett's with the three of us safe and sound. Once we returned to Brett's, Brett was about to turn in so we said goodbye with Brett and parted ways. Ray went his car with Bob and drove Bob home, while I took Greg with me and followed Ray.

Unfortunately, we never made it to Jenks, which was in our original plans, but I will probably be heading down there soon enough. That club has been missing something hot and amazing in the past year, and that something is actually someone, and that's ME! The World's Greatest, the one and only. Sexy, handsome, charismatic, and flashy! There are reports coming my way from Bill that his friend Christine is having a birthday celebration at Jenks this Friday night. First, we must find out what the circumstances are for that party, find out who's going, and if it's going to be a sausage fest or a bunch of sweet hot honeypots, and then take it from there with our plans. In the event that we do not make our way down to Jenks, we will probably do something equally crazy up here in the 973.

The following day, on Sunday, Crazy Mike had to be at work by noon, so he kicked Ray and I out around 11:15 and made his way to work. Meanwhile, Ray and I went to the Monmouth Mall, which was on the way home for both of us, and looked around in various stores for a greater part of the day. Spencers, Saturday Matinee, some Christmas stores, and other places were included in the stores that Ray and I walked into. There were some terrific Christmas displays in that mall. We also got a bite to eat at the Food Court. I hit up the Master Wok and bought myself some General Tso's Chicken with Lo Mein. It was slammin. Once we departed from the mall, we headed over to Toys R' Us to check out some of the video games they had.

After Toys R' Us, Ray and I called it a day and each made our ways home to Edison and D-town respectively. Our Stockton Alumni weekend, I would say, was a success. Great times, with many more great times to come in the near future. It never stops, because it can't stop. It won't stop. This is what happens when superstar best friends of different varieties hang out with each other.

Best friends hang out! And once again, how great is the fact that I GOT PAID to type this post??? Only me, ladies, gentlemen, friends, and stalkers. Only me.

HOLLA!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Survey Time!

1. Where were you when it turned 2006?
Headliner in Neptune, NJ

2. How did you get the idea for your MySpace name?
because that's how I feel.

3. What song are you listening to right now?
none

4. Has the death of a celebrity ever made you cry?
nah

5. Do you own an iPod?
nope

6. What was the first thing you thought this morning?
I want to sleep longer.

7. What does your dad do for a living?
he's deceased

8. What will you do tonight?
chill'ax, browse the net, watch TV, watch a movie, talk to ppl online.

9. Whats your favorite memory from last weekend?
dinner at Famous Daves with my fellow Stockton Alums

10. What are the last two digits of your phone number?
71.

11. What was the last thing you ate?
Wendys with Bill.

12. What was last thing you drank?
Dr Pepper.

13. What was the last movie you watched?
Wayne's World

14. What do you dislike at the moment?
nothing really

15. What food do you crave right now?
I am FULL. nuff said.

16. What did you dream last night?
I don't remember, but I dream random shit rather often.

17. What was the last TV show you watched?
Family Guy

18. What is your favourite piece of jewelery?
right now, my chain with my cross on it.

19. Name someone on your Top Friends who is just like you?
I'm one of a kind, baby! One of a SUPER great kind, as you'll read in my profile. I can only be me, my top friends can only be themselves, and that's how it goes for everyone.

20. Who last text messaged you?
Bill

21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
varies

22. What color shirt are you wearing?
grey T shirt

23. What is your favorite frozen treat?
snow. JK. Ice cream, wut else?

24. How many piercings do you have?
Had 2, one in each ear, but they have closed up.

25. What's your favorite store?
Target

26. Are you thirsty right now?
nah, the Dr Pepper did the trick.

27. Who's someone you haven't seen in a while and miss?
perhaps a few ppl I used to work with at the OG, who I partied with over the summer. they know who they are.

28. What did you do last night?
Watched Waynes World and talked to this random chick online for three hours. She was cool!

29. Do you care what people think about you?
HELL NAH

30. Have you ever done something to instigate trouble?
HAHAHA Does a bear shit in the woods and wipe his ass with a rabbit?

31. When was the last time you worked out?
probably a few weeks ago. I used to be able to run outside, but it's getting cold now. Gotta get a real gym membership. gym at work ain't cuttin it.

32. What are your font colors on MSN?
i don't have msn.

33. Where do you live?
an alley way? LOL. Where do you think??? My house! Moving out in January, though.

34. Are you aggressive?
When I want to be. When I have to be.

35. Mobile Phone Network?
TMobile

36. Do you like the person who posted this last?
yeah, we cool. :)

37. Do you know their birthday?
no

38. What is the thing that you would most like to change about yourself?maybe some additional muscle tone? Gotta get me a gym by the new crib when I move. Hopefully there's a Gold's Gym when I get down there.

39. What size are your feet?
10.5

40. What do you smell like right now?
Cool Water cologne, fresh like a playa. :D

41. What is your favorite color?
royal blue

42. Do you like mustard?
sure. honey mustard is the shit on grilled chicken.

43. What do you tell yourself when things get hard?
I have to believe I have the control, anything it takes, to turn a rough situation into a situation that is beneficial for myself.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Current state of my life, Stockton Alumni weekend, and more!

GMAT officially scheduled for Saturday, MAY 12!
Same location, at the Pearson Professional Center in Atlantic City, NJ!



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What's good my family, friends, fans, and stalkers alike? Life has given me a rather new look in the past couple months or so, as I have been much busier with places to go and people to see.

Hanging out with the various friends that I have has really been picking up as of late. Prior to this past weekend, I had been down in South Jersey, either in the P-town area or Toms River area, for six of the last seven weekends. As you can see, and as you have probably been reading here at the BLOG OF BRYAN, I have been going away on the weekends quite a bit. However, it has all been in good fun with great people.

Between looking for apartments with Colleen and Mike, celebrating birthdays and holidays, and hanging out with a bunch of friends, my weekends have been booked. For that reason, and also due to the fact that I have so many other obligations on my calendar in the coming weeks, the GMAT has officially been postponed from it's original date of December 2. Some had recommended that I keep the date I originally had, while others correctly noted that it was a wise decision on my part due to the fact that my preparation had been severely lagging throughout the course of the past several weeks.

Between Halloween, my birthday, Thanksgiving, birthday celebrations, and most of all, using my weekends to find a place to live by January, my time was pretty much all used up. One should not carry through with one's original plans if one is not a 110% ready by the time the date with destiny arrives. I will be the first to admit that it was poor time management on my part, as well as a rough time to schedule such a significant event in my life. Right before the Christmas holidays, and right after Thanksgiving and my birthday, I had way too many things going on in my life, as I do every year at that time.

When you think about it, I would rather pay $50 to reschedule a date for the test than to go in on the original date, take the test when I know I am not as prepared as I should be for it, not perform up to my standards, and pay $250 to take it all over again. As you know by now, I want to ace it the first time around. People might judge me for the fact that I did not follow through on my plans there, but it was for my own good and well being that I make this worthwhile for myself.

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Everything happens for a reason, and I refuse to pursue such significant obstacles when I am not at 110%. For the first month or so of my preparation, I felt as though my exercise and my studying were up to speed. However, after about mid October, all of that began to dwindle through the constant struggles to find an apartment, celebrate all of the major holidays and events upcoming (including my birthday and Thanksgiving). The officially rescheduled date of GMAT is Saturday, May 12, 2007! The test will still take place at the Pearson Professional Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

Ever since Crazy Mike's end of the summer party the first weekend of September, I would say this year has really changed its course for the better. From January up until about September, this year had pretty much been a living nightmare. It seemed as though nothing could go right for me, no matter how much I attempted to make things better for myself. Between a traumatic separation, difficulty finding a real job, and some other personal problems, this year just was not feeling me and visa versa. I began to wonder if I was going to find any fortune. However, I landed a lucrative position at Wachovia in July, lost it in September, and I am now working at A.D.P. earning more money than I have ever made in my life. Every weekend, something fun, exciting, and perhaps surprising seems to be happening to me.

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Up North, I have consistently been going out to Morristown and other places in the local area with Bill Dyer and his gym pal Jimmy. We have gone to Murphys in Dover as well as the Grasshopper and Jimmys in Morristown. The first night of my two day celebration took place in Morristown, where I hung out with a girl who claimed she was an aspiring porn star (and somewhat looked the role) and hooked up with her paralyzed friend in her car. Yeah, first a paralyzed chick and then, as you are well aware, an engaged chick less than a week ago. Now is that just NUTS??? To say the very least, It has been a hell of a blast for yours truly.

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Following that fateful end of the summer weekend in Lavallette back in September, most of my weekends had been spent down South for Homecoming Weekend 2006, Halloween parties (two of them thrown by Colleen at Stockton and Mike in Lavallette), birthday celebrations for all different people, and much more. The year 2006 has practically done a 360 and appears to be finishing strong as we head into December for the holidays. Let's hope the year 2007 picks up where this lackluster year appears to be finishing off. What a relief it has been for me to enjoy the benefits of a lucrative nine to five, having weekends off, and being able to enjoy myself with different types of friends on the weekends off. These are benefits, mind you, I had been unable to exercise when I was working six to seven days a week at the Olive Garden.

So where am I taking this post?? How about this past weekend? Thanksgiving weekend! Stockton Alumni weekend 2006! Awesome times!

This past weekend was a pretty decent time, as I drove down to Lavallette on Friday evening to spend some time with Stockton alumni who are close friends of mine. Those in attendance on Friday night included Ray, Volleyball Bob (whom I met for the first time), Crazy Mike, and myself. Once I arrived at Mike's, we all went to Famous Dave's for dinner. I had been to Famous Dave's on at least two occasions and I really love their chicken. Never am I disappointed with my meals at Famous Daves. For the second time in a row, I ordered the Chicken Tenders with Buffalo Chicken sauce. Buffalo Chicken is the BEST!

After dinner, we all went to a liquor store and purchased some alcohol for the evening. I ended up buying a six pack of Killians Irish Red as well as a bottle of Andre Cold Duck. WOW! Andre Champagne! That is a champagne I had not had in a LONG time. Reuniting with Andre was simply spectacular. Apparently the price of that champagne is starting to go up, as the bottle of Cold Duck ran me approximately $5! About a year ago, it was as cheap as $4. I realize that makes it only a $1 more expensive, but still, the value is going up. LOL.

Once we returned to Mike's house, I sat down and started drinking my beer. Bob needed to wake up early the next morning, so Ray drove him back to his home in Brick. While Ray was away, I went on the computer with Mike to check out some apartments for January. Colleen called Mike and directed him to some really cheap apartment complexes located in Matawan, which is a nice and relatively safe town in Monmouth County. Combined together, our credit is really good, so it is just a matter of time before we make a choice for the apartment we choose to take come January. It is all a matter of finding an apartment complex that has the sufficient residential approval rating. Once Ray returned to Mike's, I had drank about three beers. I was sitting on the couch watching some television. Ray went to the kitchen, got himself a beer, and sat down in the living room to join me. After having drank eight beers, I was totally assed out and passed out. Around 1:15, Ray was supposedly still speaking to me as he was sitting next to me on the couch in the livingroom. As soon as he noticed he was not receiving a response from, he looked over at me and noticed I was passed out while still sitting upright. LOL. Shortly after that, Ray turned in and I remained passed out on the couch.

On Saturday morning, Ray, Mike, and I woke up and headed out to Target for some shopping. Due to the chaotic shopping spree that was taking place (as it does every year immediately after Thanksgiving), there were some unbelievable sales at Target. We all looked around. I needed some more cologne, so I bought myself another bottle of Cool Water, so I could smell fresh and sexy. Following our tour through Target, we made our way over to Best Buy to look around for a bit. I noticed P.Diddy's Press Play album at Best Buy, being sold for $8.98! WOW! I thought I found a great deal of $11.98 for that album at Target a few weeks ago. Apparently, Best Buy had shown up Target with a price that was exactly $3 cheaper. When I had gone to Borders a few weeks ago, hours before I bought the album at Target, I noticed Borders was selling the album for $19.99. I said to myself, "Fuck that, I can get this album much cheaper somewhere else."

Later in the afternoon, Ray drove Mike and I to Cluck U for some chicken wings. I decided to buy some Buffalo Chicken Tenders in addition to the wings we were about to purchase. We bought the chicken and decided to take it back to Mike's to eat. On the way to Mike's, Greg Root called Mike and informed him that he was at Target in Brick. As a result of him being so close, we made another stop at Target to go meet up with Greg, who was inevitably coming over to Mike's for the night. When we arrived at Target, I noticed Greg coming outside with a Superman hat that he had just purchased at Target. He handed me the hat and implied, "Happy Birthday. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to your celebration." That was a kind gesture on Greg's part, as he certainly did not have to do that for me. Of course, I thanked him for his courtesy.

From there, I rode with Ray to Mike's house as Mike went with Greg. The four of us eventually made our way to Mike's beach house and Mike, Ray, and I proceeded to have our chicken. Cluck-U Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Bleu Cheese are absolutely SLAMMIN'. I ordered a total of nine tenders, and with the exception of the one I gave to Greg, I ate every single one of them in one session. Those tenders were off the hook. Not the spiciest Buffalo Chicken I have ever eaten in my life, but it certainly ranks rather high in terms of taste. After that dinner, Ray, Greg, and I walked to Wawa to get some drinks and sweets. I bought a Reeses Fast Break candy bar, a Butterfinger, breath mints, and a Code Red Mountain Dew. Good stuff.

To be continued. Check back for Part II tomorrow.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Jack's response to my no-no on Wednesday night!

The following instant message conversation took place yesterday morning on Thanksgiving. It pertains to the premarital thrill I gave a random fiance at Murphys while I was out partying with my people. Enjoy!


Me: I got wasted last night
Jack Horowitz: yeah so i read from ur away message
Me: hahaha
JH: crazy last night
Me: perhaps the craziest thing ever
JH: i got that impress from reading ur away message
Me: dude, I kissed some girl, she kissed me back, this girl comes and separates us. turns out, it was her sister, and the girl I was kissing was engaged. LMFAO!
JH: wonderful u couldnt manage to start making out with one that was at least single
Me: thought she was until then
Me: lol
Me: she never opened her mouth for anything other than the kiss. I didn't know!
Me: she put up no resistance
Me: I'm like, what type of engagement is THAT?
Me: lol
Me: I didn't know this until this morning
Me: hahaha
Me: the girl that separated us told my friends that I had hooked up with her sister, who was engaged
Me: I was like WOW!
Me: pimp juice!
Me: I kinda feel bad though
Me: that was a little fucked up, but again, how was I to know? she didn't exactly have I'm engaged tattooed to her face
Me: lol
JH: a ring would have been a good indicator
Me: drunk, standing in a crowded bar, I'm not looking at the fingers
Me: lol
Me: it's crazy
Me: I'm one crazy guy
JH: u should learn to do that for the future
Me: you mean learn NOT to do that?
Me: oh
Me: you mean the finger?
JH: learn to check to make sure the girls u make out with dont have exgagement rings
Me: the ring?
JH: yes
Me: hahaha
Me: shit, they should learn to turn their faces when I go to give kisses. they should learn not to accept rings if they're going to be at bars kissing guys
Me: lol
Me: no pressure on my behalf. I'm not engaged
Me: hahahaha
JH: lol
Me: no you're right though
Me: I know I wouldn't want someone fucking up my relationship
JH: im glad u realize that
Me: hahaha
Me: New Years Resolution #1 for Bryan in 2007...
Me: don't be a scumbag
Me: lol
JH: thats a good one
JH: but im surprised u did already have that new years resolution already made in the past

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Day is upon us. That Burger King is one crazy dude!

Thanksgiving Eve last night was insane! Legendary! Earlier in the evening, before we commenced with Thanksgiving Eve festivities, Bill, Jimmy, and I went to M&S II for stuffed slices with sauce. They are so delicious. I had not eaten a stuffed slice with sauce in so long. Jimmy had one for the first time and almost climaxed right there at the table. LMAO. JK!

As far as the actual festivities, everyone wanted to go to NJ Bar and Grill, formerly known as Joanne's. Those were the original plans set forth by a majority of the people who were involved in this HUGE evening of fun, partying, and alcoholism. Joanne's, as many recall, is the bar that I went to years ago with Scott and his buddies, and almost got arrested for flipping a table over on one of his friends. Crazy! Thankfully, there are new owners now and it has a new name. LOL.

Anyway, after pre-gaming at Bill's with Bill and Jimmy, we headed over to NJ Bar and Grill. Once we got there, we noticed some of the other people, one of which including Bill Gratocos, showing up at the same time. Upon walking into this place, we noticed how dead it was inside. This was not the ideal place to go for Thanksgiving Eve, and I told everyone that from the very beginning! Nobody would listen to me, who knows all.

After about twenty minutes, we vacated the premises and headed over to Murphy's where I said we should go in the first place. Murphy's was packed, but not nearly as crowded as the previous year. Last year, Murphy's was also a brand new bar. Now, it is over a year old. It is still a wonderful place to go for a good time, as always. Just as was the case, almost everybody from Dover High School was at Murphys. We had another dynamite reunion.

Most bizarre point of the evening came when I walked over to the bar with Bill, Jimmy, and few of the other guys. These two happily drunk ladies were sitting there enjoying their drinks and getting all flirty with The Great One. That's when I put my arms around them and started talking to them. I don't know what came over me again, but once again I made a bold move. The girl to the left of me, I began with a kisses on the cheek that led to a TONGUE KISS!

Not even two minutes, and I'm playing Johnny Mac Daddy! Pimp juice. As Jimmy eluded to at his house this morning, "some of us walk up to the bar, talk to a girl, ask what college they went to.... Bryan goes up to them, says hi, flirts really quick, and has his tongue down their throats two minutes later!"

As usual with me, the girl put up absolutely no resistance whatsoever. In fact, kissed her TWICE. Suddenly, a third girl comes up and just physically separates us. I'm thinking, thanks Connie Cockblock! She pushes me away and tells me to stop. Fair enough, I walked away and looked like the biggest Macdaddy in the house. Everyone giving me props. Usual night for me, however. The best part of that was realized today when I woke up at Jimmy's house, where I stayed last night.

Jimmy informed me that the girl who walked up and separated us was the girl's sister. Why was her sister separating us? Overprotective? Maybe. That couldn't be the only reason though... According to Jimmy, the girl I was hooking up with was ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!! WOW! There was a silence, and then a mixed response, once I became aware of this bizzare situation. I felt like a mac, but I also felt kind of bad for the guy.

Never was I aware of this engagement until the next day when my friend told me. I was too drunk to look down at the hand and see the ring, and it is not as if she had I'M ENGAGED tattooed on her forehead. What is a hot stud to do? Good thing the sister pushed me away, though. I wouldn't have wanted some dude fucking up my relationship or engagement for that matter.

It wasn't even as if she put up any type of resistance. She kissed me back! Not once, but TWICE! Still, I feel like P.I.M.P.! Who does the stuff I do? Almost nobody. That is a testament to how much juice I have. That was probably my C- game, too. I haven't had to pull out my A-game yet, ever, in my 26 years of existence.

After all of this happened, Scott and Liezl finally showed up at Murphys. I greeted them at the crowded entrance, walked with them to the bar, and bought all three of us Heinekens. Great times. Pleasantries. Reunions. Truces. Good shit. Ideal night for a bunch of playaz.

Happy Thanksgiving ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy your time with your families and be sure to return for more EXCLUSIVES based on The Great One, the one and only!

Lifestyle ~flashy~!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Day Eve!

Clearly, ladies and gentlemen, this is one of the craziest nights of the year for many people including myself. Time to go out and get WASTED with my closest buddies and other Dover High School alumni.

Here goes nothing! I've always thought of nights like this as a roller coaster ride going way down into a vortex. I'm leaving the surfaces of sobriety to go way under into sloppy drunkenness. Along the ride, I expect some thrills, surprises, various situations, and stuff that will not be in the memory bank when I wake up in the morning, back from the deep, dark, and seductive pits of intoxication.

Off I go to Bill Dyer's house to pre-game with Bill and Jimmy. From there, we're off to New Jersey Bar and Grill in Mine Hill. I know, not exactly my choice venue due to its limited space, but that's where everyone is going to be. Superstars MUST make appearances wherever the people are going to be.

Plenty to talk about ladies and gentlemen, but absolutely no time now. I must head out and get to my latest alcoholic, drunken journey. Take care everyone and be safe tonight! I'll blog you when I come back up in my return to sobriety tomorrow.

HOLLA!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bill and Roger, engagement party, man to man with B.G., and more!

Bits of this morning's Man to man via IM with Billy G!

Billy G: what up brother
Me: BG! wut up playa
BG: sorry i didnt get back to u the other nite
Me: it's ok
BG: had an early morning coaches meeting
BG: 830-1100
BG: at least they had some breakfast
BG: lololol
Me: there ya go
BG: hows everything going
Me: breakfast is good
Me: oh man, GREAT
BG: hell yeah
BG: good to hear
BG: u gonna be moving soon
BG: down south jers
Me: I'm down to South Jerz right now. went to an engagement party last night in Brigantine
BG: had enough of the north
Me: what a house party!
BG: i bet it was
Me: yeah man, North is fading out for me
BG: fun time right
Me: been there too long
BG: lolol
BG: no more mo county
Me: sometimes, you gotta go with a different flavor
BG: i hear ya
BG: true
BG: im just working hard doing my thing
Me: no more mo county. I'm retiring. there's not enough money in that county, to keep ME AROUND!
BG: tryin to make more major moves
BG: lololololol
BG: lollolol
Me: hahaha
Me: Jay Z
BG: hell yeah

Friday night, after Bill and I left Murphys and parted ways with the beautiful ladies who had kept us great company, we made our way over to Roger's place in Morristown. Roger is good people. As Bill remembers me saying, that doesn't have a mean bone in his body! LOL.

Once we got to Rogers, I felt incredibly wasted and the all of the drinks I had from that night and the previous night were catching up with me. I went on Roger's computer, checked out my myspace, and then basically sat down on the couch and passed out. Roger had some other friends over as well whom, in all due respect, I barely remember. I met them really quick before I passed out on the couch. Bill didn't stay awake for too long himself once we got to Roger's. In fact, he passed out before I did.

On Saturday morning, Bill, Roger, and I woke up and went out for lunch. Deciding what we were going to eat for lunch, it was a toss up between Subway and the Pizza Palace that was right next to the Subway by Roger's house. How did we decide where we were going to eat? Bill did a coin toss. According to the coin toss, Subway was the place we were going to eat lunch at. Did we go to Subway? No. We went to the Pizza Palace, making the coin toss totally pointless and unnecessary.

Eventually Bill and I parted ways with Roger, and Bill took me back to his house so I could pick up my car and head home. Prior to leaving D-town for Brigantine, I called Anna Salazar, an old friend from Stockton, and wished her a Happy birthday. I have not seen her in such a long time. As far as talking to her goes, I had not spoken to her on the phone since September. It felt good to talk to her again. We were on the phone for a while before I eventually made my way out the front door.

Around 3:30, I left D-town to head for Brigantine for Jeremy's engagement party which was to be held at his friend Fred's apartment. Brigantine is a beautiful island that is located on the outskirts of Atlantic City. This island is quite nice; it must be crowded with heads in the summer time. Many aspects of Brigantine, especially Brigantine Blvd, remind me of the area where Crazy Mike lives in Ortley Beach.

Once I arrived in Brigantine, I had a little bit of difficulty finding the actual street that Fred's apartment is located on. Every other street was noticeable, but once I reached Fred's street, the road was totally dark. I could not make out the names of the streets on the street signs. That is when I decided to call Fred so he could direct me to where I needed to be. Inevitably I made my way to his apartment. From the outside, this apartment looked like the smallest apartment I had ever seen. Once you go inside and take a walk around, the place is enormous. So many rooms! The apartment keeps going deeper and deeper as you walk into it. It has a loft, with a spiral staircase going upstairs on to the loft. The place is absolutely lovely.

After being there for about fifteen minutes, Jeremy and Aaron showed up with food, supplies, and utensils for the party. Along with all of the party supplies and food, they also brought in a keg of Coors Light for the party. Walking in with them was Eddie, Jeremy's younger brother whom I had never met before. He's a good guy. As the night wore on, more people began to file on. Keeley's sister Denine came with her husband Erik. Jeremy's friend Sean arrived with his girlfriend Melissa. Jeremy and I were telling Sean just how lucky and fortunate he is to have such a beautiful girlfriend. She was amazing. Good for him! :)

I had the chance to meet one of Keeley's friends, Nicole, at the party. Nicole used to work with Keeley at the Day care center located very close to the campus at Stockton. Nicole was a total sweetheart. For much of the night, I sat on the couch and just talked to her about various things in life, such as family, jobs, money, and other types of stuff. Almost everybody at that party was either married, in a relationship, or engaged. It was incredible. Nicole and I were the only single people at the party.

Jeremy was slaving at the grill outside, at his own party, making burgers, hot dogs, and Italian Sausage, all of which were delicious. Jeremy kept asking me to make him mixed drinks, due to the fact that he was busy outside with the grill. Each time I came outside to bring him a mixed drink, I would call him the Burger King. LOL. Each time I did it, it pissed him off a little bit more. Jeremy also accused me of making "bitch drinks" for him, claiming that the cranberry and vodkas I was making for him had no effect and were not strong enough for his liking. Very well. For the third drink, I filled the cup up three fourths of the way with Vodka, and topped that off with some cranberry juice.

As I handed him the drink, I told him, "See how you like that one, Burger King." Jokingly, he responded, "you call me that one more time, I'm knocking you upside your head with this spatula. I told him, "you're not knocking anybody upside their head with shit. Once you drink this, you are going to be OUT ON YOUR ASS!"

Fifteen minutes later, I walk into the living room, and he's attempting to communicate to all of the people at the party how old his little sister is going to be turning the next day (today is her birthday). With his cheeks getting all rosy red from consuming the sizable amount of alcohol I mixed into his beverage, he was telling anybody who would listen, "my sister's 18th birthday is tomorrow [Sunday]." Those who knew Jeremy and his family were telling him, "you're wrong. She's only sixteen years old. She is turning 17 tomorrow." Jeremy was beginning to get all defensive.

The situation was getting out of control for Jeremy, when he suddenly felt the urgency to reach out to Keeley for a helping hand in this complex debate regarding his own sister's age, asking her, "Hey Keeley, how old is my sister???" Keeley tells everyone, "she is 16 and she is approaching her 17th birthday." Jeremy shouts, "DAMN IT!" At that moment, I walked up to Jeremy and asked, "how's that bitch drink treating you?" The drink could not have been all that bitchy if this man was misconstruing his own sister's age. LMFAO!

Aaron was helping out at the beginning of the evening with making the burgers. He ended up making these little round things that looked more like meatballs than burgers. LOL. Hey, the shape did nothing to diminish the taste of the burger/meatballs that Aaron had made.

We had so much alcohol for this event; it was SICK. Captain Morgan, Southern Comfort (my favorite!), Jack Daniels, Pucker, Black Haus, Smirnoff, various types of other Vodkas and rums, Coors Light keg, cans of Coors Light, etc. The list goes on and on. I had so much to drink last night. One would've never expected me to drink as much as I did last night, after the previous two nights of drinking at Murphys and the Barn.

I began the night with some Cranberry and Vodka mixed drinks. I drank a cup of SoCo and put a little lemon in there with it. Being the classy hoe that I am, I also managed to make myself an Apple Martini with the Apple Pucker and Vodka that we had. In addition to that, I had so many beers from the keg. I played beer pong and got my ass handed to me by these dudes who seemed absolutely unstoppable! They must have played like 10 games straight and won them all with no problems or challenges whatsoever.

Incredible party. Incredible weekend.

Murphys on Friday night

Two nights ago, on Friday night, Bill Dyer and I had a few options as to what we could do for the evening. Jimmys in Morristown was an alternative. Another option was to go to Ramapo and hang out with his friend Jim in the event that were some parties going on there. Last but not least, Murphys seemed like a nice place to go. Murphys it was!

While Bill and I were enjoying a healthy meal (sarcasm if you haven't picked up on it) at Wendys, I had called Becky to ask her what she was doing. She said she was going to Fridays with her friend Michelle to get dinner and a few drinks, and that they would probably be heading to Murphys later in the evening. Bill called up his friend Roger to inform him that we would be going to Murphys and that he could come join us if he liked. On the way to Murphys, I called Becky Kovach and let her know that Bill and I were coming to Murphys.

Bill and I were standing around, scoping out the scene and the eye candy, and enjoying some beers. About a half hour later, Becky arrived with her friend Michelle. Not a bad looking young lady, either. Shit, neither of them are! We congregated, hung out, and Bill kept taking pictures with the $25 digital camera his pops hooked him up with from work. Later in the evening, Gary showed up and made an appearance.

Bill loves his new $25 camera! He takes it everywhere with him, probably sleeps with it, molests in his sleep, will not stop taking pictures at any cost, and perhaps does other stuff with it that I do not even want to imagine! He will take candid shots all day with that fucking thing. I had gone to Best Buy with him earlier and he bought a new memory card for the camera that could store over 500 pictures. The memory cards for that are probably more expensive than the camera itself.

This was another relatively crazy night for Bill and I. The previous night, Thursday, Bill and I had gone to Murphys as well. Prior to going to Murphys, we went to the Barn to hang out with some of Bill's buddies from work. So as you can see, Murphys has been the hot spot up in North Jersey as of late.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Sexually connotated Q&A. Quite humorous!

Q. What is the difference between a drug dealer and a hooker?
A. A hooker can wash her crack and sell it again.

Q. What's a mixed feeling?
A. When you see your mother-in-law backing off a cliff in your new car.

Q. What's the height of conceit?
A. Having an orgasm and calling out your own name.

Q. What's the definition of macho?
A. Jogging home from your vasectomy.

Q. What's the difference between a G-Spot and a golf ball?
A. A guy will actually search for a golf ball

Q. Do you know how New Zealanders practice safe sex?
A. They spray paint X's on the back of the sheep that kick!

Q. Why is divorce so expensive?
A. Because it's worth it!

Q. What is a Yankee?
A. The same as a quickie, but a guy can do it alone.

Q. What do Tupperware and a walrus have in common?
A. They both like a tight seal.

Q. What do a Christmas tree and priest have in common?
A. Their balls are just for decoration.

Q.What is the difference between "ooooooh"and "aaaaaaah"?
A. About three inches.

Q: What's the difference between purple and pink?
A. The grip.

Q. How do you find a blind man in a nudist colony?
A. It's not hard.

Q: How do you circumcise a hillbilly?
A: Kick his sister in the jaw.

Q: What's the difference between a girlfriend and a wife?
A: 45 pounds.

Q: What's the difference between a boyfriend and a husband?
A: 45 minutes.

Q: Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact?
A: Breasts don't have eyes.

Q: If the dove is the bird of peace, what is the bird of true love?
A. The swallow.

Q: What is the difference between medium and rare?
A: Six inches is medium, eight inches is rare.

Q. Why do women rub their eyes when they get up in the morning?
A .They don't have balls to scratch!

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man (2005) is a brilliant motion picture, directed by Ron Howard and based on a true story, that reflects the hardships and rise to prominence of heavyweight contender and North Bergen, New Jersey resident James J. Braddock, who is played by actor Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind, 2001).

The plot takes place during The Great Depression, at a time when employment was extremely scarce, anxiety was at an all time high as a result of the recession, and suicide was both attempted and committed. After losing his boxing license as a result of a lackluster performance in the ring, one that ends in a no contest, Braddock finds himself without a job and unable to generate income to support his family. Braddock and his family ultimately lose the utilities (gas and electric) to their home. Braddock, doing everything in his power to make a healthy home for his family, continuously goes to the docks in an attempt to work shifts.The shifts are competitive; some days he is denied - other days he is chosen to work.

Labor is as rough as it is scarce for Braddock, who works with a broken right hand. Eventually, Braddock's manager is able to get Braddock's license reinstated and land him a fight with the number two heavyweight contender Corn Griffin. Braddock would survive a knockdown to knock out Griffin in three short rounds, and score two more wins, over the likes of John Henry Lewis and Art Lasky, before finally getting a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship against reigning champion Max Baer.

This motion picture truly reveals the phrase "ashy to classy." What Braddock accomplished, under such unfortunate circumstances, is unprecedented and should be admired. Ron Howard did an excellent job directing this movie and Russell Crowe pretty much resurrected Jimmy Braddock, bringing him back to life, with his performance in this film. This is a must see for boxing fans, as well as people who long to capture a real-life fairy tale.These types of stories, inspirational and heartwarming, do not happen every day in the real world.

This movie can really inspire one to be all that one can be and appreciate what one has. The fact that this true story happened during a time as rough as The Great Depression enhances the magic of the legend that is James J. Braddock.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Alcohol Survey!

1. Where do you usually drink?
Everywhere

2. Who is your favorite person to drink with?
I'll drink with anyone socially acceptable and will not bring out a bad side of me while drunk. That usually never happens. Very few ppl can do that to me.

3. What is your favorite shot?
SoCo&Lime

4. What will you NOT drink?
urine

5. Are you a "hard ass" when it comes to drinking?
Once in a blue moon. I suppose, if rubbed the wrong way, anybody could be when they're drunk. It's called "beer muscles".

6. Do you like the drinks with the little umbrellas?
Why would I do that? If you're a freakin' idiot who drinks outside in the rain, those little things are not going to shelter you. Who's stupid enough to drink out in the rain anyway?

7. Do you ever drink Bacardi Silver?
Have before. Not commonly, though.

8. Do you like frozen drinks?
Margaritas, occasionally. On the rocks, it has more of a kick.

9. Do you drink liquor straight?
Hells yes!!!

10. Do you ever drink out of the bottle?
Oh yea

11. Have you ever had a jagerbomb?
Yup

12. Are you drunk right now?
Nah, never at my current job. At the OG several times. HAHA

13. Do you consume more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day?
Not each and every day. On a given day, perhaps.

14. Do you drink a lot of wine?
Yes, I love wine.

15. When's the last time you drank?
Sunday night I had some wine.

16. What are your 5 favorite drinks?
SoCo, Amaretto, Corona, Yuengling, select Red wines.

16. Have you ever thrown up from drinking?
Rarely

17. Have you ever had sex after drinking?
Oh yea, fondest memory of that being last New Years Eve.
18. Do you feel horny when you drink?
Definitely

19. Ever done a Keg Stand?
No.

20. Name someone that will repost this
Alcoholics


21. Ever been streaking while drinking?
No.

22. Hot tub/pool naked because of alcohol?
Yes. Great time.

23. Failed any college courses due to alcohol alone?
No

24. Ever hooked up w/more than 1 person in a night because of alcohol?
Yes

25. Ever woken up & said "dude where’s my car" and meant it?
Actually, THAT hasn't happened to me YET.

26. Ever carried someone up & down a flight of stairs due to their drunkenness?
Been carried... as far as carrying, I've walked ppl upstairs. Never carried them. Fuck that, unless it's a hot chick or something. Other than that, I only GET CARRIED. Drop me, and I punch you in the garbage. LOL. JK.

27. Have you ever taken the shirt off your back to clean up a friend’s puke?
hell no

28. Puked in a friend’s car?
no

29. Puked in a friend’s house?
yes

30. Ever drank more beers than years you were old in one night?
Closest I came to that was being off by eight. At age 25, I supposedly drank 18 beers at J-9's over the summer. Eight more would've and could've resulted in two things. 26 beers, and perhaps, DEATH, with all the other shit I had. Miraculously, I made it home that night (actually early morning by the time I left her house) and went to work hours later! LOL.

Fatality on Interstate 80 today!

The supervisor at my place of employment just walked into the building an hour and a half late because there was another car crash in Interstate 80 today!

Not just a crash, but a fatality! I do not know if this was an accident due to the slippery driving conditions on this rainy day, or if it was simply someone being stupid (once again), and cutting somebody off or doing something else equally stupid. I was not there when it happened, so I can not judge for myself exactly what it was.

Regardless, this is not good ladies and gentlemen. There are too many crashes happening on the roads. Careless driving and care accident cases appear to be rising as time goes on. I will not create excuses for these careless people, by labeling their negligence as accidents. Accidents happen as a result of misfortune that one has absolutely no control over. One does not intend to make an accident happen. Those who cut people off on the road, switch from lane to lane without signaling, and speed down the highway are aware of the repercussions that can be suffered should they fuck up as a result of their negligent driving on the road.

That is when crashes - and not accidents - happen on the roads. Probably seventy five percent of the fatalities or car crashes on the roads are crashes resulting from negligence, and not accidents. God bless those who died in the crash and hopefully they didn't suffer as much as one might think would be the case in a car crash.

I have been driving for eight years. Not one accident. Not one car crash. I suppose I am fortunate for that and it speaks volumes for me as a driver. However, I really never viewed automobile driving as a science. Shocking how so many people seem to have so much trouble exercising what would seem to be a simple everyday task!

For those still alive, LEARN TO FUCKING DRIVE!

Eaton Crest apartment not happening!

The apartment that Colleen, Mike, and I had been approved for this past Tuesday has been decided against by the three of us.

As noted in the previous post, Colleen's sister Dina, who works for an apartment complex, did a background check on Eaton Crest and discovered that the complex is only approved by 35% of the residents. This statistic made Colleen very uncomfortable, who is not going to settle for anything less than 50% approval.

Therefore, we have conceded to the notion of accepting the Eaton Crest apartment in Eatontown. However, we did find a new complex in Eatontown called Wedgewood Gardens. This complex looks very nice; I actually did the background check this time before submitting an application and paying an application fee.

As it turned out, Wedgewood Gardens currently enjoys an 80% approval rating, which made Colleen happy. Indeed, 80% is quite substantial. Wedgewood apartments also appear to be a little bit bigger, have a private pool, and are $70 cheaper per month than that of Eaton Crest.

Therefore, I will try to arrange a time to go see this place on Saturday with Mike.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Not so fast... apartment in Ocean Grove also in the running!

I got plenty on my plate and need to prioritize more appropriately!

Ladies and gentlemen, as you well know, I have had a lot going on in my life lately. Plenty has been placed on my plate and that means there is plenty to decipher and consume. The key is to consume it all the right way.

Earlier today, I made the announcement that the move to Eatontown was official. There could be a change, as we found an even better deal in Ocean Grove, NJ. We found a bigger sized apartment with a balcony that is also an annual lease and it is considerably cheaper.

Colleen's sister Dina, who works for an apartment complex, did a background check on Eaton Crest and found it's approval rating which was rather low. This scared Colleen, to the point where she wants to check out another place. Aparently the apartment in Ocean Grove is that place. Our credit was approved for the Eaton Crest apartment in Eatontown (the more expensive apartment), so I do not see why our credit would not look sufficient to rent out the Ocean Grove home which is $145 cheaper per month.

With so many tasks and responsibilities in my agenda, I must remember that I have a major date upcoming on December 2, regarding my GMAT. That date, as I briefly stated earlier, may have to be slightly pushed back so I can be granted a little more time to finish up my preparation adequately. In the final quarter of this year, I took on a number of significant and life-altering priorities. After having taken the GMAT, I want no excuses! I want to be at my absolute best when take that test.

This is not a cancellation by any means. I'm sure as hell not backing out of this test. No way! It is merely a small postponement with me delaying the inevitable which is to be a successful outcome. In order to achieve that successful outcome, I must give myself the greatest possible chance with my studying and preparation. The postponement, should it happen, will not be all that far into the future. Two months tops, if that. My intentions are to utilize this latest tutorial that I received from a special resource.

In addition to this fine tutorial, I would like to take some practice tests to see where exactly I am at with this thing. As I have said before, I am not going into this test as the average Joe looking to just get by. Excelling, devoting myself to giving the best possible efforts imaginable, and perhaps acing the test as a result of that devotion, are my objectives related to the GMAT.

My focus, with all of the priorities on my plate, have been minimal in the past month or so. This can not be, if I am to take this test. I come 110%, or else I am not coming at all. When I am ready, nothing stops me. I would rather pay $50 chump change to postpone the test a month or two and excel, than to take it too soon, gain a mediocre score, and pay $250 to take the entire thing over again.

Logic. That's how I think. That's how I operate and always have operated. Logically. When I take this test, I will be 110% ready and my prowess is going to result in something extraordinary on that day. I may still take it on December 2, but if I feel I am not quite ready yet, there will be a postponement, so stay tuned for that.

Move to Eatontown official for January 1, 2007!!!!

Come the new year, Monmouth County's stock goes way up!

As I was getting ready to leave the house this morning to drive to work, I received a call from Crazy Mike, telling me that we had just been approved for the Eaton Crest apartment.

Great news! On January 1, 2007, ya' boy returns to the Jersey Shore!!! Look out Monmouth County, there is a new sheriff coming to town baby! Your county's stock is about to go WAY UP. What a way to kick off a new year, by moving into my crib and starting over on the very first day of that year!

For more, check back later. I must get to work here.

Wait. Who am I kidding?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Borat

Me:
"Great movie!"


Jack Horowitz (of Jewish descent):
"Yeah, only thing was it was pointless to buy the popcorn and soda cause there was never a safe time to eat or drink due to all the scenes to laugh at."

This past Saturday night, Colleen, Frank, Jack, Mike, and I went to the theater to see Borat starring Sacha Baron Cohen AKA Ali-G (who also directed the film. As a fictional Kazakh journalist invented by Cohen, Borat Sagdiyev comes to America and tries to fit in with the American culture and society.

The movie contains a variety of comical scenes in which Borat faces social dilemmas on nation-wide television, in public with people of various cultures and religions, and even a fat fellow Kazakh friend of his named Azamat, whom Borat inevitably catches snooping around in his personal belongings - and then some - in their hotel room. I believe the description "snooping around in Borat's personal belongings" is a major understatement, as Borat's discovery leads to what is quite possibly - the - most comical yet -the - most disturbing fight scene in the history of film making! Graphic, to say the very least. Perhaps a couple of the scenes were taken just a bit to far. Obviously Cohen had no intentions of drawing the line of moral constraint, a line rarely so boldly crossed by other directors. Still, you think that stopped me from laughing obnoxiously loud throughout the movie, tearing up as a result of the laughter, and almost shitting my pants right there in the movie theater??? HELL NO!

In the event that you happen to have a sick and twisted sense of humor, and you have a bit of a pension for bizarre and disturbing comedy, you will enjoy this movie and laugh your ass off in the process. However, if you are touchy about the mockery of religious beliefs or stereotypes, and you are a sensitive individual who does not find such mocking to be comical, I suggest you avoid this motion picture. There is a bit of controversy in regards to the way the Jewish religion is both perceived and mocked in the film. Apparently controversy sells, however, as Borat was the top grossing film in movie theaters for two consecutive weeks and garnered a total of $29 million. Get this, Borat was only released in approximately 800 theaters (after many predicted that the movie would be a total bomb)throughout the country, and was still rated the highest grossing film after the first weekend it was released, over the Santa Clause III, which came in 2nd place and was released in over 4000 theaters!

Controversy sells! In my opinion, this movie is easily the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life. Lord knows it ranks pretty high up there near the top, if not the very top spot. Driving home last night from South Jersey to my home in North Jersey, I was STILL laughing at many of the scenes I had remembered from the movie. So funny, yet so damn SICK!!! LOL.

This movie is a MUST-SEE for those who are prepared to receive its sick and twisted humor, yours truly being a prime example. I will certainly be making the DVD purchase when this film is released on home video in another couple months or so.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Moving to Eatontown on January 1???

Currently I am down at Stockton with Colleen and Mike. Tonight we are going to the movies to see Borat with Frank, Jack, and whoever else might want to come along.

Colleen, Mike, and I went to check out some apartments earlier today in the Monmouth County area, with most of them being winter rentals. However, we went back to the apartment at Eaton Crest that we had checked out the previous weekend.

Coming to an agreement on the apartment's convenient location, we decided to apply for that apartment. I say convenient, because it is located a quarter of a mile from the Garden State Parkway, ten minutes from Monmouth University, literally a minute from the Monmouth Mall, and not all that far from the beach!

Our targeted move-in date is New Years Day, January 1. On Monday, Eaton Crest will be running a credit check on all three of us. Upon receiving approval based on our combined credit, we are set to pay the security deposit and move into our new home January 1, 2007!!!!!

It appears that we are almost home with this thing! Wish us luck and stay tuned for further updates upon approval on Monday.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Another survey (from yesterday at work)!

Last person you:

1. Saw: hottie in the cubicle next to mine
2. Talked to on the phone: my agent
3. Texted: Scott, responding to his text, informing me that some bum on the streets of Miami asked him if he had $2,000 to spare, lol.
4. Got a text from: Scott

Today:

1. Wearing: Khakis and a white dress shirt for work. ~FLASHY~
2. Better than yesterday: yes because it's 70 degrees outside in NOVEMBER, and not rainy and crappy like it was yesterday.
3. What were you doing two hours ago: sitting in this cubicle working on an assignment and going through ppl's myspace profiles.
4. Is: Ran out of questions? lol
5. Got any plans: library for studying
6. Dislikes about tomorrow: none, thank God it's Friday. Dress down day! whew hoo!!!!

Favorite:

1. Number: 26. great age!
2. Season: Summer
3. Colors: ROYAL blue

Currently:

1. Missing someone: outside of a couple friends I haven't seen in a while and maybe some deceased family members, not at all.
2. Mood: hungry. I want to get lunch, so lets wrap this up!3. Wanting: more and more money, more and more hunnies on the dance floor. yea!!!

Q&A:

Q: first thing you did today
A: Got out of bed and took a shower.

Q: Whats the last thing you ate
A: Chips Ahoy cookie

Q: What's annoying you right now?
A: nothing really. Maybe the tension of this test coming up, but I gotta make it do what it do.

Q: Is there a person who is on your mind right now.
A: no.

Q: Where is the last place you went?
A: um, ADP? my job?!?

Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: two half brothers from pops' side. Billy and Sean. One day, I'll see them again.

Q: Do you smile often?
A: always smiling baby.

Q: Do you think that a person is thinking of you?
A: people are always thinking of me, good or bad. love or hate. I take it all in.

Q: Do you wish upon stars?
A: hell no

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A: i can be, unless you want it any other way.

Q: Whose bed did you sleep in last night?
A: mine

Q: What color shirt are you wearing?
A: white

Q: What were you doing at 12 last night?
A: printing out GMAT tutorial documents. Stop asking the same fucking questions!

Q: Do you have more guy friends or girl friends?
A: ladies

Q: When was the last time you cried?
A: summer time

Q: What was the last thing you did before you went to sleep last night?
A: printed out some documents for this GMAT tutorial

Q: Take any vitamins?
A: sometimes

Q: What are you about to do?
A: go out for lunch and then come back and do more of what I please in this cubicle.

Q: Do you ever check your phone while waiting for someone to call?
A: sure why not

She called me!

As I was checking my voice mails this morning at work, I get a message from a girl telling me that she has my phone and that it was found in her car. That's when it hit me, "this is Jamie, the girl I made out with in Morristown last Friday night!"

Turns out, when I lost my cellphone last weekend, it had ended up in Jamie's car. The damn phone must've fallen out of my pocket when I reached over to make out with her. The real kicker, is that she probably looked at the main window/wallpaper on the screen inside the phone when you first turn it on, and saw the "I LOVE YOU HONEY" message Jaime once put on there, which I never deleted to this very day.

This girl must be thinking, "OMG, wut a dirtbag!" LMAO! Hilarious.

I'll see if my friends and I can meet up with her at some point, perhaps the next time we go out (which may very well be tonight), so I can at least get my cellphone back. There are some phone numbers in there that I want to put in the directory of my brand new cellphone.

HOLLA!

Aftermath: Birthday Celebration South!

On Saturday, after eating lunch at the Monmouth Mall and checking out the apartments that Country Club Apartments had to offer in Eatontown with Beanie and Mike that entire afternoon, we all separately drove down to Stockton where everyone was to meet before taking off for Atlantic City. We all arrived at separate times as well. Out of Beanie, Mike, and I, I was the first one to arrive at Stockton. Once I arrived and went into the computer lab, I noticed that Ray, Melissa, Melissa's brother Chris, and Chris's girlfriend Jess were already there.

Ray seemed rather alarmed that I got to Stockton as late as I did, but I was somewhat surprised from the very beginning of the day that I would be checking out apartments that afternoon. It's a long story. Anyway, Beanie eventually caught up with us in the computer lab and arrived at Stockton about half an hour after I had gotten there. Where had Mike gone? Apparently he was still at his house up in Lavallette getting ready. All of us at the computer lab decided to leave and head over to Beanie's apartment. Momentarily, we thought it would be a good idea to watch Scary Movie 4, but we never ended up watching it. Instead, we hung out in Beanie's living room and talked amongst each other. After a while, Mike finally showed up and made his presence felt at Beanie's apartment.

Once Mike arrived, we all decided to head over to the Galloway Diner for a bite to eat. Can you guess what I had to eat? Buffalo Chicken Tenders, yes indeed. Over the past couple years, I have become obsessed with Buffalo Chicken. It tastes sensational and goes great with beer (preferably Heineken, Yuengling, or Corona). Speaking of those beers, I enjoyed a Heineken with my Buffalo Chicken Tenders. Frank came out to the diner a little later to meet up with us.

After the diner, Frank left to go back to campus and we decided to go bowling. What happened to Atlantic City?? Colleen had a headache and decided that it was best for her to go back to apartment after we finished up with the bowling. Mike chose to go straight home to Lavallette following the bowling session. Ray, however, still wanted to go to Atlantic City because Chris and Jess had never been there before. We had spent so much time else where, and it was getting pretty late by the time the bowling alley closed, so we decided to go to Atlantic City first thing on Sunday morning.

Sunday morning was the better choice in my opinion, seeing how I wanted Beanie to be able to attend as well. On top of everything else, I was pretty much beat after bowling and preferred to get some rest rather than going to Atlantic City as a tired birthday boy without ALL of his friends. After all, I had a wild night in Morristown the previous night and I needed my rest to recharge my birthday batteries. Therefore, I went back to campus and stayed at Beanie's apartment for the night. Once again, thank you Beanie!

On Sunday, which was my 26th birthday, we all reunited and headed out to Atlantic City. Ray took Melissa, Chris, and Jess, while I drove Beanie. We ended up going to the Trump Taj Mahal, being that I chose to have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. Once we got the Hard Rock and sat down and looked at our menus, Chris commented on the fact that every menu item was so expensive. In hindsight, the menu items really were not that expensive when you take into account that it was Atlantic City we were at. When one goes to Hard Rock Cafe anywhere, one is not only paying for the food. No sir. One is also paying for the experience of dining at a Hard Rock. Even our waitress made it a point to inform Chris, "this is Atlantic City and nothing is cheap in the city!" She was right.

Lunch was amazing and I totally enjoyed the experience. My friends even managed to inform the waitress that it was my birthday, without me even knowing. Nobody left the table. We were all there at the table the entire time. What a surprise. The waitress came up, placed a sundae right in front of me with a candle in it, and proceeded to ask my friends, "what is the birthday boy's name?" They responded by telling her, "Bryan." The waitress kindly asked me to get up and stand in front of the entire restaurant. She shouts, "Today is Bryan's birthday, so we're all going to wish him a Happy Birthday really loudly." Everyone in the joint wished me a Happy Birthday. At first I was embarrassed, but it was really quite a scene. LOL.

After my birthday lunch, we walked the boardwalk for a little bit. Ray, Melissa, Chris, and Jess found a 99 cent store on the boardwalk that they wanted to check out. Beanie and I checked out some other stores in the meantime. Eventually, it came a point when Ray and Mel had to leave to bring Chris and Jess home because they had to attend some engagement party that day. Fair enough. As Ray and Mel said goodbye to Beanie and I, the four of them parted ways from us at that moment. Beanie and I decided to continue walking down the boardwalk.

Colleen was anxious to see the Pier of Caesars Atlantic City, after I told her how extravagant looking it was both on the inside and outside. The Pier is a brand new attraction, kind of a shopping mall going out onto the ocean, located off the boardwalk in Atlantic City. You may recall that I had gone to Atlantic City to have a looky at the Pier, before driving back home from Homecoming Weekend spent at Stockton last month. The Pier can be found directly across the boardwalk from Caesars Atlantic City. For more details on all of the stores and restaurants in the Pier, click here.

Once we got to the Pier, we walked inside to check out the fountain and the water sprinklers, which came down from the third floor and sprinkled directly into the fountain, which had sprinklers shooting water out from the bottom! There was some type of water show going on at the fountain that day, so Beanie and I stopped over there to observe the show along with the approximately 50 to 60 other people standing there. There were people on each floor checking out the water falls and the fountain. It was a beautiful sight to behold. After taking a quick glance at the ocean from the outside section of the Pier, we continued to walk around inside to check out the expensive stores, imagining what it would be like if we were rich enough to purchase something in any of those stores. Someday. LOL. Beanie checked out the M.A.C. for some makeup, but wisely chose not to buy anything. She noted that it would be utterly ridiculous to pay $100 for two small items from any store.

On the other hand, I ended up buying something. What did I buy??? A Maple Macchiatto from the Starbucks. That shit cost me $4.00, but I had never tried it before. Hey, it was a seasonal Starbucks beverage. It probably will not be around for much longer, so there was no better time for me to give it a try than on my birthday! I had drank the Pumpkin Spice Latte on many occasions and I am a big fan. We also went into this candy store called "Its Sugar," which is huge and has a gigantic jellybean-formed statue of Margate's Lucy the Elephant towering over the cash registers! At first glance, I immediately wanted to EAT HER!

Ohhhh, how naughty.

Beanie decided to buy a quarter pound bag of chocolate-covered gummy bears as a surprise for Frank. A sweet gesture on Beanie's behalf, I thought to myself at the time. As it turned out, however, Frank never got a chance to eat any of them. Not a single one! In the period of time from Beanie's purchase of the gummies up until a few days ago, Beanie, her roommate, and I housed all of them and polished off that bag out pretty good! LOL.

After a while, the sun began to go down and Beanie and I realized that we had quite a walk ahead of us back to the Taj. Therefore, we left the beautiful Pier and made our way back to the Taj, and ultimately back to Stockton. In a nutshell, that was my birthday celebration in South Jersey.

I hope you enjoyed reading about it as much I enjoyed being a part of it. It is never a dull moment with ya' boy. There are many more exciting times like this to come, so stay tuned for more here at the Blog of Bryan. You never want to miss a beat!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Time for another survey!

SURVEYS is a new category of posts here at BLOG OF BRYAN.

There will be a number of surveys being added. Those that I complete on myspace will probably be posted here. When and why? Most likely at work because I am BORED. Here we go!


1. What is your best friend's name?
don't really have a best. I have a bunch of great friends that could all constitute individually as best friends though.

2. What color underwear/boxers wearing now?
multicolored, but mostly blue. LOL

3. What are you listening to right now?
the hottie, sitting one cubicle over from me, talking. What a voice!

4. Whats your favorite number?
26, my brand new age baby!

5. What was the last thing you ate?
a cookie.

6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
ROYAL BLUE

7. How is the weather right now?
rainy and gross

8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
my agent Krissy

9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
facial features

10. Do you have a significant other?
nah

11. Favorite TV show?
bunch of them, no real favorite

12. Siblings?
2 half brothers

13. Height?
5'11"

14. Hair color?
dark brown almost black

15. Eye Color?
brown

16. Do you wear contacts?
they irritate my eyes. maybe some laser eye surgery next year though.

17. Favorite Holiday?
Christmas (but my birthday is up there too!)

18. Month?
Tough call... somewhere in the May, June, and July range.

19. Have you ever cried for no reason?
no

20. What was the last movie you watched?
Office Space

21. Favorite Day of the Year?
Probably Thanksgiving because I can eat until I'm stuffed, and nobody could call me a pig, because on that day, it would be hypocritical.

22. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
no I am not, but it happens very rarely. It's gotta be worth it.

23. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)?
maybe with practice, haha

24. Hugs or Kisses?
I'll take'm all.

25. Chocolate or Vanilla?
chocolate candy, French Vanilla Cappucino baby!

26. Do you want your friends to respond to this?
whatever floats their vessel.

27. Who is most likely to respond?
anybody sitting at home doing nothing, sitting at a cubicle doing nothing (like me), or anybody who is just plain bored.

28. Who is least likely to respond?
Anyone minus my response to the previous question. TOLD YOU I was practicing my math for the GMAT mom!!

29. What books are you reading?
Princeton Review's Math Workout for GMAT, Verbal Workout for GMAT, and Cracking the GMAT.

30. Piercings?
my ears, but they have closed up.

31. Favorite movies?
I'd be taking this survey all day if I truly answered this question.

32. Favorite football Team?
don't have one.

33. What were u doing before this?
arriving at work and turning my computer on.

34. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn?
buttered

37. Dogs or cats?
dogs

38. Favorite flower?
don't have one, but roses are nice.

39. Been caught doing something you weren't supposed to do?
probably

40. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex?
yeppers

41. Have you ever loved someone?
Sure

42. Who would you like to see right now?
friends, family, and pretty little ladies. HAHA

43. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten?
one, lol.

44. Have you ever fired a gun?
a couple of them

45. Do you like to travel by plane?
not yet

46. Right-handed or Left-handed?
righty

47. How many pillows do you sleep with?
3-4

48. Are you missing someone?
couple friends

49. Do you have a Tattoo?
No thank you

50. Anybody on myspace that you'd go on a date with?
perhaps, depends. It'd have to be something worth my while.

Procrastination!

GMAT to be rescheduled for a later date?????

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am really procrastinating at work today. I will be getting back to my assignment in a few months, but a quick update before doing so.

Do not be surprised if my GMAT is rescheduled for either February or March. Reason being, I have found a quality tutorial that could really be beneficial to me given a little more time to prepare. In addition, my preparation for this test has been good but not great. I would really like to go through with this tutorial. I will begin with it in the next couple of days, and by next week, if I feel the tutorial is of use and I could truly benefit from the additional time, I will make the decision to reschedule from December 2 to a date in either February or March.

Am I right or wrong for making that decision about such a significant event in my life? As I have said before, I'm taking this very seriously and I if I can not take the test with the full 110% of my ability, then I am not ready to take it at all until I can reach that level of my ability. For a small fee, one is aloud to reschedule their test date as far in advance as six months following their originally scheduled date. I sure as hell do not need six months! Maybe two more months, if that. That's just a heads up for ya'll. Oh yeah, and this rain truly SUCKS.

Remember to keep on the look out for Saturday's birthday celebration. I have not had the opportunity to type up that post, but it is coming soon.

HOLLA!

P.S.: Why is it that hardly any of the stores anymore carry Black Cherry Vanilla Coke, but the cafeteria at my job site still does??? I friggin' love that soda! Therefore, I bought a bottle of it to drink with my lunch today.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Survey: So far in 2006!

Have you had a serious relationship this year?
uhhh, briefly. first couple months.

Have you had your birthday yet?
just 2 days ago, I turned 26!

Been to church?
not really this year, but I def need to get back there.

Cried yet?
am I human?

Had your heart broken?
sure

Drink Starbucks?
on the regular. that stuff is addictive! Had the new Maple Macchiato just recently. Good stuff!

Went shopping?
oh yes

Went Camping?
nah, but I suppose I should some time.

Been to the beach?
not nearly as much as previous years. shame on me!

Bought something for over $200?
auto insurance policy - WHEW WHO!!!!!!!!

Met someone special?
nah, special people are the ones who are in my life right now. Maybe some more to come next year, you never know.

Been out of state?
I don't think I had the time this year.

Gone Snowboarding?
no

What are you thinking?
where the fuck did my employee ID go? Should I get a cup of coffee now? What websites should I go to next after I take this survey (since all of my work is done, lol)? Many other things as well.

----Have you...

Hugged someone?
yes

Slept in someone else's bed?
sure

Loaned out money?
like a buck, lol

Gotten a car?
nah

Gone over your cell phone bill?
oh yea, text messaging can be a bitch!

Been called a whale?
Ummm, NO! Look at me! LOL

Drove somewhere?
every single day

Done something you regret?
yep

-----Lasts...

Last Thing you bought?
gas on my way to work this morning

Last Person to call you?
Scott

Last time you took a shower?
this morning

When was the last time you felt stupid?
NEVER

Who did you last yell at?
I can't remember, good question. I try not to yell. I'm composed!

What did you do today?
woke up took a shower

Natural hair color?
dark brown; almost black.

Hair style?
short and preppy.

Eye color:
brown

Height:
5'11"

Pets:
4 kitty cats. uuuuggghhhhhhh! they're OK though.

Mood:
happy--for the most part. I got a lot on my plate.

Where would you rather be?
Boardwalk, beach (preferably in the summer), driving on the road and traveling, partying, going out and dancing at some club (any club with a bar and chicks, doesn't matter). Any place with close friends. Many answers to this question.

Last thing you drank?
bottle of Coca Cola from Target.

TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE?:

Have you ever been in love:
yes

Do you believe in love?
hold that thought

Why did your BEST relationship fail?
long distance, dishonesty, lack of loyalty, lack of proper communication, loss of interest.

Have you ever been heartbroken:
one could say that, but I got the heart of a lion. since it's so big, a break to others is more like a small fracture to mine.

Have you ever broken someone's heart:
probably

Have you ever liked someone but never told them:
probably when I was in grade school, lol.

Are you afraid of commitment?
At the moment, yes. For every beginning, there is an end.

Would you ever date one of your exes?
LOL. I finally brought an end to that, but WAY too late. The exes are in the past where they belong, and they shall stay there.

Have you had more than 5 different serious relationships in your life?
no, thank God.

EMOTIONS

Are you missing someone right now:
perhaps some deceased family members (whom I really did not know that well, so it's not that dramatic) and some friends I haven't seen in a while.

Are you happy?
Of course! Life, for the most part, is in order right now. I haven't been able to say that in recent years. Some would say I'm the happiest I've been in 5 years! I have so much energy, so much to give, and so much to TAKE. lol. Getting a place with some close friends in January, enjoying time with them, swimming in money and sleeping in a bed of it, looking handsome, looking younger at 26 than I did at 20 or 21. Young, handsome, bringing home LOTS of bacon, flamboyant, and always FLAAAASSSHHHYYYYY!!!!

Are you eating anything?
no, but I'll be grabbing me a snack from a cafetaria after I finish this thing, so lets WRAP IT UP!! lol

Do you like someone right now?
family, friends, and myself all the way baby! Those three do the most for me.