May 19, 2005 @ 2:34 am by sean
‘And don’t forget, keep your sticks on the ice.’
When does school start? The calendar isn’t working, and I need to know by today.
Thanks so much for the congratulations. I’m really excited about this job. Though I decided not to express that in person.
I just got home and the back door and the door up the stairs were both wide open. Why else would they be open besides someone has killed my parents and they either left, or they are waiting in the house to kill me. I’m not going to go upstairs to wake up my parents to find out. I’ll wait until morning.
I learned how to two-step, though I was too afriad to go in and try it in the pit and look silly. Alyson and I went to the a sundial show and it was pretty good. We were the least scene people there, besides the old guys who work the Lions Club it was at. Those hardcore kids make me laugh with all their styles and dancing. I’d much rather be out of the pit watching them. They’re so funny throwing their arms all over the place, kicking everywhere. It’s so stupid, I just have to laugh. I enjoy it, and though they looked pissed, I’m sure they enjoy it. They wouldn’t keep doing it if they didn’t.
After a sundial we went with the band sans Dave plus Sara(h) to Taco Bell. It was the first time I hung out with any of them besides Sean. They’re neat. I only got water of course. 9 months strong. I can go a year.
We came back and um, The Sleeping played, but Alyson and I stayed outside and talked with Rob. I haven’t talked to him since I was last home. He taught me a lot about hardcore. He’s pretty cool. We went back in for ForDireLifeSake. They are kind of typical, but big for a Michigan band. There was a fight the first song! It was my first hardcore fight! I just watched of course, but it was right infront of us. Rob, Alyson and I were standing on chairs, and it ended up right at our feet. We were watching the pit, and Rob said, ‘see that guy, he’s gonna get beat up.’ He was just pushing people and bein’ stupid. Then like thirty seconds later, bam, like, 10 people jumped him. And almost all Romeo people! Rob said kids from Romeo are tuff. I had no idea. I’m not. One of the kids I had an art class with my senior year. Another a drafting class. That kid was a huuuuuuuge nerd. But I guess he’s tough now. And another kid I had a class at Macomb with. They were pretty tough. There is even a Courage Crew guy from Romeo. Who knew?! Speaking of which, Rob said this is another great Edge Exodus. I wish I could be in Courage Crew so I could beat up all those straight-edge sellouts. I would become straight-edge, just to be Courage Crew. Courage Crew guys are fricken’ tough. I think his name was Chris Sommerfeld, the Romeo Courage Crew kid, and he got respect at that show. He’s pretty big too, and I’m not. But if people knew I was Courage Crew, people wouldn’t ever mess with me.
It’s a shame there is so much violence at hardcore shows. There was a second fight during the second song, but much smaller. We left after the third. I didn’t realize how many fights there are. Rob mentioned quite a few shows with fights, and shows that get closed down by the cops from fights. Rob said one when out of the hall and the whole parking lot was a massive brawl. He just watched of course. Hardcore kids used to be good little straightedgers, now they’re all smokin’ and drinkin’ and fightin.’ All these kids are in the pit, swingin and kickin’, I’m not sure what they expect. And those jerks who go around the edge and almost get the people not in the pit, I do want to fight those guys. That’s really aggrivating. Rob said it’s usually those guys who get beat up. Though I really do enjoy watching it when it is safe, as in just those involved are the ones getting hit.
It is certainly an entertaining scene to watch: ten or so teenage guys, maybe a girl, first two-stepping, which looks a little like skanking, just cooler I guess ’cause it’s hardcore. And then, I guess when the tempo picks up, or at breakdowns too maybe, the start stompin’ and arms start flailing. Kind of like karate, but totally improvised and wrong. And then they kick. And spin kick! If one didn’t know what was going on, it would look like a bunch of people practicing martial arts, but not against eachother, just the air. Perhaps now you understand why I laugh. These kids are so tough, but they just fight air. Until they accidentally hit someone who didn’t want to be hit, and then they fight for real. Good thing they all practice just moments before.
I kissed Jillian on the cheek. I didn’t realize I did it until I did it, it was just a natural part of the good-bye hug. I don’t do that at home, only school. It hasn’t been received well at home. I’m not sure she noticed. I’m not sure I’ll do it again.
My parents cat got in a fight a few minutes ago, and I went outside to save it and dad followed, so I guess they’re alive. Dad at least.
The Semper-fi myspace says this, ‘Semper-Fi is a group of dedicated musicians that just simply love to play. They’ve been making music since ’99 and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. So just deal with it.’ and this ‘”Semper-fi is a band.”‘ Which is funny, ’cause they aren’t.
Pistons won. That’s cool. What I don’t like about winning is that someone has to lose. And I know the losing feeling all to well. I like sports, but I’m not so good at them. It’s sad for Reggie Miller to play 18 years and not win a championship and to lose like that. It’s a shame. It was good to see such good sportsmanship at the end of a game between the two teams that brawled a brawled not too long ago.
I didn’t watch the game at Carley’s. That was a little weird. I would have missed the whole first half, because she had class until late, and a teacher that doesn’t let them out early.
The ‘Red Green’ show is hilarious. I’m not sure if it makes it far from Canada, but I hope some public broadcasting stations show it in other states. ‘The man’s prayer: I’m a man, and I can change, if I have to, I guess.’
Kristyn was having some heart palpitations today, and some pains all week. I guess the pain got pretty bad today, and Mandy has taken her to the hospital, and Eric is meeting her there. He gets some points for that. Mum just said the other day she was doing miraculously well. I hope this doesn’t get in the way of school. That would be horrible if she had to go longer than she planned. Maybe I’ll drive down there tomorrow if it gets worse.
It’s now 1:50 am, Eric just called, said tests haven’t showed much yet. They are going to do a VQR test, I don’t know what that is. Eric does. I think maybe it’s looking for something in the lungs. They think that might be the problem. Her heart is the problem, I’m not sure how the lungs would be involved now.