Saturday, December 31, 2005

2 posts within 15 minutes of eachother, in order to feature: THE TOP TEN!!

Sorry for the double-post, but I caught this after posting the first time, and I had to do this myself. I won't go through the whole survey - I don't have enough personality for that. So, without further adieu, here is Hich's:
TOP TEN (In no particular order)
5. What countries did you visit? America, but only briefly. Then I had to go back to Christendom.

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? A car. And a girlfriend. And more money. And a pony.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? The other night, I walked into my sword and stabbed myself... through my pants. I don't know if that's more physical or emotional injury, but there you go. Maybe it's mental illness.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Without a doubt, the Ultimate Ninja. That thing is freakin' AWESOME!! Unfortunately, it was a gift for someone else.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? You know who you are.

13. Where did most of your money go? China Jade. China Wok is closing in fast over break, though.

21. What was your favorite TV program? Futurama... Oh, and Scrubs... OH, and Buffy, o'course. Oh, and before you all judge my morals - Bite me, they're good shows.

24. What was your greatest musical discovery? Oh man, this is an easy one. Phantom of the Operah played really loud at 8 AM, over and over. That just NEVER gets old. Especially when played on a piano that needs to be tuned? Sends shivers down my spine.

34. Who did you miss? You can't miss friends until you have them. It isn't as bad a feeling as people think. Who? My next door neighbor, and the Christendom gang, respectively.

35. Who was the best new person you met? That girl that bought me the sword... I mean c'mon, that's just quality right there.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Good deeds and foul deeds.

Well, I just completed my good deed for the week or so. Actually, it was last night, but I didn't want to post then. So take it now, or never. Here's how it all went down:

It started when I made a delivery to a house with a $18.89 tab. Some girl answered and gave me one bill and took the pizza. I thought to myself "Anh, $1 tip, whatever", but as I started to walk away, she asked for change. Give me a break, here!! As I pulled the bill out of my pocket, I looked down and saw that it was a $50. Oh, yeah, I guess she can have change. BUT, as I was driving back to the store, I wondered to myself if she hadn't stopped me, if I had left the house before realizing she gave me an extra $30, would I have gone back to give her change? Well, evidently, the good Lord was thinking the same thing, so He gave me an oppertunity to prove it to Him, and myself. Later that night, I was making a delivery last night to some house, when a teenage girl answers the door -- I suspect a baby sitter, probably -- while talking on the phone. She seemed fairly distracted. She took the pizza, gave me a wad of cash, mouthed "Thank you", and shut the door. Fine. So I go back to the car to count the money(to count it in front of her would have seemed rude), and on a $27.66 tab, she gave me $53. Now, I'm all for bigger tips; I've gotten my share of 15 cent tips, and if I had left, no one would've been the wiser except me and my wallet, but c'mon, you know she didn't do that on purpose. So I went back to the door and knocked. When she answered, she thought she hadn't given me enough. I told her "No, you gave me a lot, actually." As it turns out, she DIDN'T mean to put that extra $20 in there. She took it back, leaving me with a still-good $5 tip, but what was better even than a healthy tip was her thanking me for being honest before I left. It just felt good.

And did it make a difference in my deciding to give the money back that she was cute? Nahh, 'course not.

Joseph Hichborn Personal driving record:
One (1) 1985 Toyota truck: Blown tire.
Cause of death: Didn't check the oil.
One (1) 1998 Honda Civic: Backed into someone in a parking lot, flat tire.
One (1) 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser: Boy, I just can't wait to find out.
Either my parents will never let me drive again, or they'll buy me a car of my OWN to destroy. Is it bad luck? Hard to say. The guy I backed into was parked badly... the truck wasn't mine, so it wasn't MY responsibility to check the oil, was it? *sigh*. Oh, well.

I'm listening to 80's music right now - yes, it's one of my music videos. Don't you all miss me so much?

I'm on my own for New Year's-- A-Jay and Daniel are going to a party, plus I'm working 'till 10, then at 1 on New Year's DAY. Plus that's the day my jerk manager gets back from vacation... THAT should be a fun 8 hour shift. Hope you all have a good time, though. Don't forget to kiss someone at midnight. It's a great tradition to uphold, I would guess.

Personal realization: Am I complaining more now than I do when I'm at Christendom? Oh, don't let it fool you, ladies and gents, I love break. I just feel more comfortable complaining to a computer screen than I do complaining to people.

Now then, I have to get in some reading and such before 4 AM, my unofficial bedtime.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

It's 9:00 AM on Christmas morning, why SHOULDN'T I be blogging? Seriously, though, my Mom somehow got roped into playing the organ for all the Christmas Masses (except the 7:30 AM but including the Midnight Mass), so we just kinda get to hang out 'till she gets back. Thought I'd look for some Christmas inspiration from my friend's blogs, and they didn't dissapoint! Thanks for helping me remember what it's all about, guys.

That's all I needed to say. May all your stockings be filled with the love of the Christ Child, assuming you didn't get that new radio controlled car for Christmas. No worries, I'll send you one.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The usual "I'm home." post

Sorry for the delay, y'all, but I've been so caught up in all the nothing I've been doing, I just sorta lost track of time. Dare I begin?

Lessee... on the first night I got home, it felt so odd to be back in "Life A", as I affectionately call it. I consider Christendom and Home to be two completely seperate lives. After all, they're different kinds of relax, different kinds of stress, and pretty much the way I spend my day's is completely different(except for the 80's music videos... those stay with me.). Besides that, when I'm living one life, I often wonder if the other truly happened, of if it was all a dream. Then I wonder, which would I WANT to be the dream? I mean really, at home I have no homework, little-to-no responsibilities, no curfew, no rules, and... well, ok... there IS a lack of food. There's your similarity. But at Christendom, I have friends. I know it sounds cheesy, but I honestly have no friends here. Hell, I don't even have SIBLINGS here anymore(ruling out the sibling that exists in both lives). So honestly... I think I'll take the papers, the curfew, the stress, and the pissing-me-offedness of that place to be with the people there. Not that I'm choosing to be there FOREVER, but I think, for now, I'm entitled to miss Christendom. Hopefully, that's just the 2 AM talking and I'll wake up tomorrow saying "Bite me, college." Hmm.... Whatever.

Got my old job back!! Yes, delivering pizzas is great, but it's more the free pizza I'm interested in. Actually, if I told you pizza gets old after a while, would you hit me? NO, because you're not here! AH-HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Besides, I don't want to lose my awesome figure.


AH-HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Whooo, sorry, I'm back.

I'm a bad person. I haven't done Christmas shopping yet!!! I've gotten something for one person. Count 'em. One. I better get on that... maybe tomorrow. But, none of this is interesting!!

Oh, on one of my deliveries tonight, I had to take a pizza to what must be the only house with ice still in the driveway. On an incline. So I park, put on the emergency brake, and am just about to ring the doorbell when I see my car pulling back out of the driveway. No, I wasn't being carjacked(though that would've made a MUCH better story), my car simply decided to wait until I was far away before sliding down the ice. Fortunately, it stopped in the middle of the street, and there was no one coming. And the guy who ordered? Tipped me a whopping $1.90. Maybe it should've crashed... insurance can tip me...

Well, I should really get back to reading. Since none of the Christendomites are around to call me pagan, I'll tell you that it's a fantasy book. That's right - dragons, magic, and polytheism! I LOVE them!! I read them all the time! So THERE!

P.S. - Why'd I just sign it like I was writing a letter?
P.P.S. - Why'd I write a "P.S." like I was writing a letter? Well, as long as I'm here, I'll mention that I've also spent my time playing computer games and watching TV. And I'm loving every minute of it.

Bite me, college.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Treason in the Commonwealth

Hmm... It seems something must be done. Apperently, a piss-ant has come along who thinks he can fix everyone's problems. It isn't working. This will not go through, rest assured.

You see, I... *sigh*. Screw it, I don't feel like relating the story. I'll let you know when this all calms down.


Oh, and enjoy finals, friends. See you on the other side of the new year.