August 8, 2004 @ 12:44 am by sean
I accidentally missed my pain medication twice today. And then I went over Jeff’s. That made for a lot of pain. I was already in pain, but I laughed so hard I could hardly talk. My jaw is in lots of pain right now. But it was more than worth it. MXC is absolutely hilarious! I forgot what that stands for. But that show was unbelievably funny. And I beat Jason in Fooseball(sp?). That’s a first so far. We’ve only played twice I think. Maybe 3. Jillian and Carley stopped by, that was nice. They didn’t stay long which was kind of dissapointing ’cause I saw Jillian yesterday at the show, but there was always music playing, so not much socializing was done with anyone. Speaking of the show yesterday, Cool Hand Luke went way up on the good music scale. I was quite impressed. Their music was quite satisfactory. Made me content. And ‘the guy who gave the Jesus talk’ as he called himself, gave one a little different, but I liked it.
The show was Ben’s last with Exit the Ordinary. Even though it was his last, the show felt really comfortable. I think comfortable is the word, I’m not sure what I felt. I felt at ease. Though I was quite sad. I have loads upon loads of fantastic memories with ETO. Maybe that’s why it felt OK. Because even though it’s mostly over(I probably won’t have as close of ties with the band without Ben, and without Ben, it just won’t be as good. I’m not sure they can make it without him, at least not the style they do now.) I was watching them play with most of the people the memories were made with. Ben Tim and Justin played, and I watched with Sean, Alyson, Jillian, Lisa, the West’s, some of the guys from Semper-fi, and others who are newer or not as prevalent in the memories. Some weren’t there. I made sure to take at least one piece of Ben’s drumset off. That happened a lot, now, maybe never again. I really hope he plays drums for another band; this last ETO performance was one of the best. I was sad to have to go without having time to socialize; it was maybe my last opportunity to make ETO memories with the same group of people, but sleep beckoned the call for work in the morning. I haven’t gotten a full nights rest in a week or so. Nor have I had a full meal since Sunday evening. So in the name of immense jaw pain and need of sleep, I am uh, going to bed. Plain and simple.