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I did this a while back [05 Jun 2007|03:06am]
[ mood | curious ]

I'm sure a lot of you have a lot of songs on your pc and you can tell a lot about a person based on their music tastes. So I have an interesting game here.... basically go through your song list, and for every letter of the alphabet post 2 or 3 songs that starts with that letter, artist names are encouraged... album titles are not.

So here's mine.

A- All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix * All I Ever Wanted - Depeche Mode * Angry Again - Megadeth
B- Bullets - Creed * Black No 1 - Type O Negative * Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-lot
C- Cemetery Gates - Pantera * Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz * Cruel - Tori Amos
D- Denial - Sevendust * Don't Stop the Rock - Freestylers * Dissassotiative - Marilyn Manson
E- The Edge of Soul- Soul Edge * Electric Head pt.2 the Ecstasy - White Zombie * Epic - Faith No More
F- From this Day - Machinehead * Far Behind - Candlebox * Fire Woman - The Cult
G- Gone Away - Offspring * Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue * Gin and Juice - Snoop Doggy Dog
H- Have a Cigar - Pink Floyd * Heavy - Collective Soul * High Enough - Damn Yankees
I- I Stand Alone - Godsmack * Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots * In the Heat of the Night - E-Rotic
J- Jam On It - Newcleus * Jetcity Woman - Queenryche * Jump Around - House of Pain
K- Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down * Keep on Rocking in the Free World - Neil Young
L- Legs - ZZ Top * Let the Bodies hit the Floor - Drowning Pool * Little Things - Bush
M- Man in the Box - Alice in Chains * Mistress - Disturbed * Mudshovel - Staind
N- New Sensation - INXS * Nighttrain - Guns n Roses * Not Falling - Mudvayne
O- Only God Knows Why - Kid Rock * One Headlight - The Wallflowers * Orion - Metallica
P- Poison - Alice Cooper * Pretty Noose - Soundgarden * Push It - Static X
Q- Queer - Garbage
R- Rag Doll - Aerosmith * Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty * Ruiner - Nine Inch Nails
S- SantaRia - Sublime * Sober - Tool * Seven - Prince
T- These Dreams - Heart * The Thing I Hate - Stabbing Westward * Twilight Zone - Golden Earing
U- Under Pressure - Queen feat David Bowie * Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers * Unbelievable - EMF
V- Veteran of Psychic Wars - Blue Oyster Cult * Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai * Vampire Killer - Michiru Yamane
W- Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi * Were in Heaven - DJ Sammy * When Worlds Collide - Powerman 5000
X- ... none ...
Y- You Shook me All Night Long - AC\DC * You Could Be Mine - Guns 'n' Roses * You - Candlebox
Z- Zero Signal - Fear Factory * Zuit Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin Daddies

Also give the total amount of songs in your library..

Mine- 1453 songs

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Normal weekend [05 Jun 2007|02:31am]
[ mood | busy ]

Well for the most part my weekend was normal. I was off on Friday, which was great as Domino's is running the 555 deal again and they were mega-busy on Friday. Though because of the business the manager wanted me to go to the Domino's commissary service to pick up medium dough. The commissary is in Woodridge, so a fun 1 and a half hour drive to there and they had no more dough because every other store had to get some and they service a good chunk of the Midwest. Oh well I grabbed a case of sausage, mushrooms, and 3 bundles of medium boxes and drove another 30 minutes to work.
Saturday night wasn't as busy as we expected so we actually had enough dough to make it. But we definitely didn't have enough for Sunday. So I got up around 9am to call commissary and reserve some of the dough they were making today. Around 1 I drove back there again, and fit as much dough in my tiny Corolla as I could, also another case of sausage as well. Sunday was very busy, but I was working with my favorite insiders. Robyn is good at doing everything and she always does what need to be done. And Trisha is the same way and a lot of fun to talk to. I got home Sunday around 2, had dinner with Candice and went to bed. For all this driving I was clocked in and the extra hours put me in overtime, plus $15 cash. All in all the 2 trips to Woodridge netted me around $75.

Today when I got to work it was busy again, and we only had 1 driver at the time and no other driver for another half hour. So I got to take my first deliveries in almost 6 years. I love delivering pizza because the money is good and I enjoy driving. I took a double and got a combined total of $9 in tips and mileage. Not too bad for 40 minutes of driving.

Tomorrow I'm taking Candice's car to get looked at to find out what is wrong with it. Also laundry, dishes, and maybe I'll look online for some potential apartments for when we move out in a month or so.

Also I found my Wii address, so if any of you have a Wii please add me.
The # is 1793-9016-8690-6408.

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I really should update more.... [01 Jun 2007|08:35am]
[ mood | good ]

Well I keep saying I'll keep up with posting here, but I always get too busy from work and keeping Candice happy with my undivided attention.

The store manager at work is leaving within a month or 2 and I'm impatient to find out if I get promoted to General Manager or not. I really want this promotion for more than just the money. I'll actually feel like all these years of shit jobs has at least come to something.

Me and Candice really want to move out, but we want to wait to see where I'll end up working, there has been talk at work of me either getting the Lisle or Naperville store.

I got a Wii for my birthday and frickin love it. So far the only game I've bought is Mario Party 8. I'll just rent a bunch, and if something really sticks out I'll buy it.

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Work fun [26 Feb 2007|02:59pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

I have been literally working my tail off lately, 50+ hours every week at work lately. The new store is great, and I just got a 25 cent an hour raise. The bad thing is I really don't like anyone I work with. They are not bad or anything, it's just I don't click with anyone, so I'm kind of meepy when they are talking and laughing with eachother or going out back to have a cigarette and I'm kind of left out... Oh well I'm working at my old store tonight so it'll be great to see those guys again. And the manager at my store said since our new manager has been trained up my schedule will be around 40 hours from now on. So i'm gonna talk to my old manager to see if I can pick up some extra hours there because her assistant manager just quit.

Things with Candice are going great, her b-day was this week and I spoiled her... I got her the Marine Mania expansion to Zoo Tycoon 2 (she love that game), I also got her 2 1gb sticks of ram for her puter, as well as a Evga GeForce 6800gs graphics card. Her puter runs so fast now, she loves it. And her favorite gift a white gold and amethyst bracelet to match the ring, earrings, and necklace I already got her. She absolutely loves it, and she's so happy to have a full set of really nice jewelry.

I will be doing rounds of my f-list in the next day or so. And even if I don't comment about your stuff, I always read it.

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[13 Feb 2007|06:49pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Things are going well at the new store. Though the manager isn't really all that great he is a definite step up from the manager at my old store.The staff seems to respect and like me already. The drive to work, while long, is nice enough. It takes me around 40 minutes to get to work. All in all it's going very well. My old store.... is falling apart. No one there likes the store manager and with me gone they have to work with her a lot so people are calling off and basically it sucks to be her. They tried to call me in to close tonight, I kind of wanted to as the overtime would have been nice but I didn't.

My car is doing great and once it stops snowing and gets a little warmer out i'm gonna clean it and take some pic for the heck of it.

Me and Candice hit a rough patch due to me screwing up big time, but we are doing better every day.

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Just for the heck of it [01 Feb 2007|06:31pm]
[ mood | loved ]

I decided to get one of these just for the heck of it.

My Valentinr - zenzaliv
Get your own valentinr

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Mobile and work [01 Feb 2007|05:48pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Well I haven't posted here in a while due to my very busy work schedule. But there is good news. My drivers license has been suspended since I was 21 due to many fines and other things. Well after paying almost $2500 in fines and fees I finally have my license again. To make it even better one of my coworkers sold me a car. It was his spare car that he used if his main car broke down, he sold it to me for $200. It's a 92 Toyota Corolla, it's in pretty good condition, has almost 195000 miles on it and it's a manual transmission. I love driving stick shift so that is a big bonus. I will post pics of it soon. It has a few things wrong with it, but nothing too bad. It needs a muffler, a tune up, new tires, a heater blower, and a few other small things. I like it and it drives nice.

And to make things even better i'm getting kind of a promotion at work. The area supervisor came in last night and asked me if I was willing to transfer to the Fox Valley store, which is the 2nd busiest store in the franchise. I asked him the reason for the transfer, and he said the franchise owner chose me because the gm there is great at training potential store managers. And I will be the first they look to when a store manager position becomes available.

Other than that, things are going well. Me and Candice are starting to make definite plans to move out at the end of march.

I am going to check out all me friends posts since I have neglected everyone here.

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Not safe for work [31 Dec 2006|05:17am]
I saw this tonight and almost died laughing at it....

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Christmas [27 Dec 2006|01:56pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Well my Christmas was uneventful this year. Besides the fact that we couldn't decorate, the house just sucks the festive mood right out of us. I'm still very happy with the new monitor.

We didn't get up til around 3pm on x-mas, and we just kind of hung around for a few hours. When we finally decided to leave the house, we went to a nice dinner and went to the movie theater. We got our tickets and snackies, but when we went in for the actual movie (Black Christmas) pretty much all the seats were filled. The usher checked and said yes there are a couple open seats, but you'd have to sit separately. Obviously we didn't want to, so they said we could see any other movie. Well we came specifically to see Black Christmas, so I asked if we could have a partial refund because they oversold the movie and we couldn't see it now. The usher said they couldn't so I asked to talk to a manager. When the manager came I asked him the same thing and he said no partial refund. He would let us see another movie if we wanted, or give us a rain check for it. Well we had bought snacks so coming another day was out of the question, so I asked him how about a rain check and let us see another movie. He agreed, so we saw Happy Feet, which was a great movie by the way. And now we can see another movie free whenever we want. Candice was really impressed with how I handled it, she herself not being able to complain like that cause she says she is a pussy. Being a manager myself I know how to properly complain to get the desired results.

All in all not a horrible Christmas. Next year will be great because we will be in our own apartment.

On another note, 3 posts in a week, i'm on a roll here.

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New Monitor [24 Dec 2006|06:27pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Well I got off work earlier than expected today. Which is both good and bad. The good is I really didn't want to be there today. The bad is being a holiday we were getting paid time and a half today, that's all well and good except for the fact that I was already on overtime coming into today. That means I was getting DOUBLE pay today, I almost wish the other manager would have called off.... for almost $20 per hour I would have stayed.

Candice just got back in town last night from being in Chicago for about a week. I missed her so much, it is so boring without her here. Well after she picked me up from work and I took a shower we went to bed and had the best sex we've had together in a long time. I'm surprised I didn't hurt myself....

Well before I left for work I said I would post a pic of my Christmas present that Candice got me. I've needed a new monitor for over a year now, but couldn't justify buying one when the one I had still worked. The monitor I had was a 21" crt that weighed almost 90lbs and took up half of my desk. She bought me a really nice 19" Gateway lcd monitor. This thing has the best picture i've seen on a monitor in a long time. This also gave me an excuse to both clean and organize my desk, as well as put my cool looking tower on the desk so I can actually admire it. Well here is a pic of my desk.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Tomorrow we are going to go see Black Christmas and have a nice dinner somewhere. Hopefully it will be a nice and relaxing day for us.

By some miracle I have New Years Eve off, so we are going up to the city (Chicago) that day. I need to do some research to find out where we're gonna go that day.

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quickie [24 Dec 2006|12:26pm]
[ mood | festive ]

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone on my friends list.

I'm gonna post pics of my x-mas gift tonight, it's frickin sweet.

I have to go to work now.... like anyone is gonna order pizza on Christmas eve. So off to a boring day for me.

I'm going to be doing my weekly friends commenting rounds in the next day or so. So expect my wonderful presence on you journals.

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Ziffed from Nikki [13 Dec 2006|01:58am]
[ mood | relaxed ]

1. WHAT CURSE WORD DO YOU USE THE MOST? I fucking say fuck way too fucking much.
2. DO YOU OWN AN IPOD? Ipod's are overrated, I have my Sansa and love it.
3. WHAT PERSON ON YOUR FLIST DO YOU TALK TO THE MOST? I am a horrible lj friend and don't really talk to anyone....hopefully i'll fix that soon
5. DO YOU STILL REMEMBER THE FIRST PERSON YOU KISSED? Always will, that girl will always have a place in my heart.
6. DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE ON 9/11/01? I was asleep
7. WOULD YOU RATHER TAKE THE PICTURE OR BE IN THE PICTURE? Ugh, I look horrible in pictures, so I take them.
8. WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Silent Hill... great movie.
10. HAS ANYONE EVER CALLED YOU LAZY? All the time.....
11. DO YOU EVER TAKE MEDICATION TO HELP YOU FALL ASLEEP? Don't need it, I always fall asleep easily, sometimes too easily.
12. WHAT CD IS CURRENTLY IN YOUR CD PLAYER? I don't use my cd player anymore, i'm all about "Zenradio" my perfect mp3 playlist.
14. HAS ANYONE TOLD YOU A SECRET THIS WEEK? actually yes, someone has.
15. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD STARBUCKS? I dislike anything involving the work mocha, latte, of coffee.
16. CAN YOU WHISTLE? Very well.
18. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO? Promotion at work, store manager baby!
19. DID YOU WATCH CARTOONS AS A CHILD? I will always watch cartoons.
23. DO YOU OWN ANY BAND T-SHIRTS? Just one, Megadeth, which is my favorite band, though the shirt is too small for me now.
26. WHAT WAS THE LAST SONG YOU HEARD? Firehouse - Don't treat me bad
27. LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Roughly 3 months ago.
28. DESKTOP COMPUTER OR A LAPTOP? Desktop, I can build it myself then.
32. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE THIS? Chatted with Devious_angel.
34. HOW MANY HOURS OF SLEEP DO YOU NEED TO FUNCTION? I can function on only 30 minutes sleep.
36. ARE YOUR DAYS FAST-PACED? Rarely, though work can get crazy sometimes.
37. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? Played Yahoo Graffiti, then bed.
38. DO YOU USE SARCASM? As often as possible.
40. ARE YOU PICKY ABOUT SPELLING AND GRAMMAR? Sometimes, depends on my mood.
41. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO SIX FLAGS? Many times, last time was FrightFest 05'.
43. DO YOU GET ALONG BETTER WITH THE SAME SEX OR THE OPPOSITE SEX? Guys are lame, I mostly get along with girls.
45. DO YOU SLEEP ON YOUR SIDE? Almost all the time.
46. DO YOU WATCH THE NEWS? No, and I should.
47. HOW DID YOU GET ONE OF YOUR SCARS? I have no scars.

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Icons [05 Dec 2006|02:14pm]
I got bored and got some new icons.... so check them out dammit.
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I live!!! [05 Dec 2006|01:07pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Well I thought i'd start posting here again just for the hell of it and to have somewhere to write(type?) my thoughts and what is going on in life in general.

We are getting kicked out of here which is both good and bad. The good is that we get to leave here because living with her mom is driving us to madness. The bad is timing and lack of funds. Christmas is coming and I have a habit of spoiling Candice because she is the only person I buy gifts for. I got a raise at work not too long ago and the hours have been great. Once I finally get done with training book 3 I will get another raise and then wait patiently for my own store. So money won't be a problem soon.

I love how Candice gets upset that i'm not the poor one anymore.

With my computer at a stable level I will be happy with what I have until next year. Then I will build myself a great computer. I'm aiming for a budget of around $1500, with that much I won't have to be too picky and actually get good quality stuff.

My MOD has come to a screeching halt due to the fact that I accidentally deleted all my work in progress files. Oh well, maybe in a week or too i'll get on that again.

I believe I hit a major geek high yesterday, I downloaded the old Marvel Super Heroes tabletop game books just because I can. I may actually make a couple characters for it too.

Well that's all for now.

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Taken from the-storyso-far [12 Aug 2006|02:55am]
[ mood | curious ]

1. Name:
2. Age/Birthday:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song:
6. Favorite Band/Rapper/Artist:
7. Favorite Book/Comic Book:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Favorite TV Show:
10. Favorite Video Game/Board Game:
11. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
12. Would you give me a kidney?
13. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
14. If you could change anything about your current life, would you?
15. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?

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I'm actually alive [12 Aug 2006|01:53am]
[ mood | blah ]

Well, due to me being depressed on and off the last couple weeks I have not been online much at all. But I am feeling better now.

Work has been pretty much the same. Plenty of hours to pay the bills and get my license back in order, and even extra to do stuff with Candice. I had a slight problem with another employee, but he crossed the line and I had to fire him.

A couple weeks ago I talked to my Dad, and visited him at home as well. That went very well as we have a lot of the same interests. I am keeping in contact with him so I can have some kind of relationship with someone in my family.

Candice and I are still doing well, even through all the crap we deal with here as her mom is still really annoying.

I have completely ceased working on my Mods for Command and Conquer: Yuri's Revenge. I have the AI to do for the one just for me and Candice, and it is really frustrating... As far as mine goes, still have tons of changes to do, and not to mention the AI for that as well.

I'm want to say sorry to my LJ friends for not being on here at all, and for never commenting to your journals either.

I'm still a little meepy but am coming out of it slowly.

I will now make rounds to all my LJ friends and see what is going on with you guys.

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"Just What I Needed" [27 Jun 2006|02:07am]
[ mood | chipper ]

Well I had an interesting development at Circuit City today. Got there at 8am and did my job. About an hour before I got off work I decided to check next weeks schedule. I saw that I had no hours whatsoever, and even weirder, other people were scheduled for overtime... WTF!! So I asked the department manager why I had no hours. He asked me to come see him after I clocked out. The first thing he asked me was about a situation that happened a few days ago. The situation in question basically is: A customer came in asking questions about anti-virus and other security stuff. He asked me what I use on my own pc and I told him I use the free Mcafee I get through Comcast. He asked me about the free Mcafee because he had bought a pc from another sales person 4 months ago and signed up for Comcast the same day, but the salesperson told him he needed the $90 Mcafee Suite. Well this pissed him off, not at me. He thanked me for being honest. The next day I heard he called and really gave the department manager a once over and managed to get a refund on 4 month old software. I told the guy I didn't care if he mentioned that I told him about that. So I told the manager what I said. Them he tells me that because I was 3 minutes late the last time I worked, and had been warned before about being late (which I had not been in 4 months, and was that day because of traffic on the highway) that they were terminating me. I was like what, your firing me because of something I had no control over. I really didn't care because my job at Domino's is going great, and CC had screwed me over many times over the time I worked there with continuous promises that were never kept. He said that he put it in as I left voluntarily and would give me a good reference if I needed it and said "it's the least I could do". I said back "No, your been doing the least you could do with me for over a year now". So I went to say bye to my friends there, and another manager pulled me aside and asked me to leave the store and come back another day to say bye to them. I asked why, and he told me in nicer terms that they were worried about me stealing..... Oh well, Domino's is giving me great hours and in a week or so I can get benefits through them. I may try to find a part time pc sales job cause I love working with technology.

In other news, WarCraft 3 is great, though Candice took it over.... And so far I am loving World of Warcraft. If anyone else plays i'm on the Aeire Peak Server as Zenzaliv

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[20 Jun 2006|02:35am]
[ mood | optimistic ]

So I just bought the Warcraft 3 Battle Chest yesterday. I played a demo of it a while ago, and it just happened to be in stock at Circuit City, and was very cheap with my discount. So basically I want opinions on favorite races/units as well as some tips on it.

The package also included a demo of World of Warcraft. I've heard a lot of great things about this game and will probably try it. So some opinions /tips would be appreaiated on this as well. Also how do you guys think it'll run on my pc.

I have an Athlon XP 1700+, 1gb of RAM, and a 256mb ATI Radeon 1300Pro.

Also posted in the Gamers community.

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Testing [17 Jun 2006|11:19pm]
[ mood | hot ]

To any of my friends who check my journal. Candice is using my account to make a layout for hers. She is doing that so she doesn't interrupt the flow of traffic on hers. Cause I have less friends and such...

Well since i'm here I might as well update.
The supposedly fixed ac at Dominos apparently decided it had enough today and stopped working.... again..
It was literally around 100 degrees in there today. Well actually let me start from the beginning... I had to be there at 10 today, I got there around 9:50, used my shiny new key to unlock the door, pulled, and nothing. We have this magnetic lock that we use at night so random people don't walk in when i'm counting $2000 in cash. Well the night manager from last night left it on. So I had to drive back home, call the store and district manager to find someone to let me in the store. So at 10:45 I finally got in. Now the only problem was I had only 15 minutes to open the store. This process usually takes an hour and 15 minutes. Fun stuff. Well other than the constant sweating and wanting to hide in the cooler to cool off, the day was pretty normal.

I got off around 6:30 and had to be at Circuit City at 7. I like my job at Circuit City a lot. And that's one of 3 reasons that I keep that job. Even though if i'm lucky I get 8 hours a week there. Oh well, The shift there was normal as well except for 1 incident that I am not getting into. Oh yea, Circuit City's AC doesn't work either.... but it's a comparatively cool 80 in there so I can handle it.

Now I just got home and it's 85 here... Man I hate summer. Granted we have the ac on in our bedroom, but I wants my puter time, ya dig. Well i'm gonna tinker around here for a while, than to the nice cool room for me.

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Good mood [15 Jun 2006|02:55am]
[ mood | happy ]

Well for some reason i've been in a great mood lately, but i'm not complaining. Work has been just fine, no more random money missing. Except for the usual annoyance of my gf's mom, home life is going well too. Sunday I decided to tackle the mess that is known as the spare room, AKA the storage room from hell. While cleaning I found something that me and Candice have been looking for for over 6 months. Over the years of being with her i've gotten her a nice set of jewelry which included a white gold ring with an amethyst and 2 diamonds, a necklace with a white gold box chain and another amethyst and 1 diamond, also a set of dangle earrings with 3 amethysts each as well as a couple more diamonds. Well she put then in one of those small jewelry boxes you get when you buy it and it disappeared. I was very upset over it, they were all very carefully picked out to fit her very picky taste in jewelry. Not to mention the fact that combined they were worth over $1000. So we were both very happy when we found them.

Well I got to get going to bed here, have to be at work in 6 hours.

By the way if anyone recognizes the song I am listening to, i'll be impressed.

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