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Friday, June 12th, 2009
4:28 pm
My Bad
For not writing in this thing for what, ummmmm 2 years?

So let's see, the weekend's here (have a can of beer) and I couldn't be happier about it. It's finally stopped all this raining it's been doing for what seems like forever, and I'm looking forward to cold drinks next to the pool with some friends....fun right?!

I'm not sure what else to write, I feel like I've been gone so long I don't even no where to start...so let me ask you...what should I write about? What do you want to know?? I'll leave that to you so that I don't ramble on here about things you don't even care about.

You see, I'm a giving sort of person...hahaha!

Have a good weekend!

J
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
9:44 am
We all just wanna be big Rockstars...
I'm through of standin' in lines of clubs I'll never get in
It's like a bottom of a knife and I'm never gonna win
This life just hasn't turned out the way I wanted it to be

(Tell me what you want)

I wanna brand new house on an episode of Cribs
and a bathroom I can play baseball in
and a king-size tub big enough for ten plus me

(Tell what you need)

I need a, credit card that's got no limit
a big black jet with a bedroom in it
gonna join the mile-high club at 37,000 feet

(Been there, done that)

I need a new tour bus full of old guitars
a star on Hollywood Boulevard
somewhere between Cher and James Dean is fine for me

(How you gonna do it)

I'm gonna trade this life of fortune and fame
I'll even cut my hair and change my name

Cuz we all just wanna be big rock stars
livin' in hilltop houses drivin' 15 cars
the girls come easy and drugs come cheap
we'll all stay skinny cuz we just won't eat



What great lyrics, huh? I just love this song.

Current Mood: bored
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
2:55 pm
Why?
Is this afternoon moving so sloooooooooooooooooooooooooow??

I swear, I need another vacation....
Monday, July 30th, 2007
12:36 pm
BOOOOOOYAH! Update that is WAY overdue!
What's up?

So yeah, I'm a slacker, and I haven't updated in such a long time, and I guess I should so everyone can see what's up with me an my exciting life :)

So where to start? Our son Bryan just turned a year old June 30th. He's awesome. He started walking the day before his birthday--it was almost like he knew it was his time. He walks around the house babbling at Jennifer and I--his first word was "duck", and now he says "dog", and "cat" as well. He's gotten better at the walking thing--he no longer walks around like a drunken sailor, but he still falls every once in awhile.

I've realized I am old. I came to this realization last week at Busch Gardens up in Williamsburg. There I was dangling on one of the newer coasters there, and felt like I was going to blow chunks on the guy in front of me.....this never used to happen to me...wtf?

Oh, and please tell me why on earth I now am capable of getting hangovers...this never used to happen!


I guess that's about it--work is calling but I'm not feeling very motivated, so please people, send me love to keep my occupied through the rest of my day. I promise, I'm very chill to talk to :)

Current Mood: bored
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
4:00 pm
Bored at Home
I guess it's time for an update, as I've for the most part, neglected this site for awhile. For those who don't know, my radio station (Z-104) went off the air for good last Wednesday at noon, and took my job with it. The company which owns the station, Bonneville International, has decided to move some of their other stations around (it's long and complicated), but basically, the company will be launching a new station on March 30th, and yes, I've re-applied for a position there, but in the meantime, I'm unemployed...but I'm unemployed, and on severance...so it's kinda nice to sit around and get paid for it!

I have a few other interviews with some other radio stations in the market, and I am feeling good something will come through, not really worried about it to be honest with you.

So...I've been hanging out at home, doing small little things around the house, but for the most part--being lazy.....

So, that's all from your favorite redhead....be sure to say hi....because I'll be around a little more over the next few weeks!!
Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
8:47 am
Here's my thought of the day. I have been crazy busy doing all sorts of crap...and I still have a TON on my plate with seemingly no time to do it....but, this is something that's been on my mind for awhile, and I had written it awhile back--so in my 4 minutes of free time, I decided to write it here.

Friendship is a two-way street--and I've noticed lately (and I am included in doing this sometimes) that sometimes we take our friendships for granted...and we let it become a one-way street. It makes me feel loved when my friends call just to say hi, see how I'm doing...yada, yada, yada. Sometimes I get upset when I think about how little contact I have with some of my friends....some my fault, others not...who don't take the time to even pick up a phone to say what's up. Don't use the excuse that, "I've been working alot". You know what? We all work alot--you can take 5 minutes out of your hectic day to show your love for your friends....I think it's a piss-poor excuse to say something like that--and I'm guilty of doing this too. We all work alot in one capacity or another. My father works 50-60+ hours a week and we still manage to talk on the phone almost daily. He's my best friend--and if he has the time despite his crazy hours, you can too. How often do we sit down and think about our friend's feelings.....when was the last time you really reached out to them? What was the last truly great thing you did for them? Correspondence goes farther than you might think in my book.

Friendship is a marriage without the legal, contractual stuff behind it. It's about equality--people working together to make something work. Communication is key in my marriage, and it's the same for friendship....so if you haven't called your friend today....what's stopping you? We're in the age of cell phones, text messaging, e-mails, IM's.....it's just too easy to not be a good friend to those you love and care about. Nothing makes me feel loved than hearing from you. As we get older, our friends become more important to us, and I realize that more than ever before. It's not about HOW many friends you have....it's like the old saying, QUALITY not QUANTITY.

Let me end with this (and I am ranting now). If you're one of my close friends and haven't called/written me in awhile (like say, in the last week), well, don't expect that I'm going to call/write you. I'm not going to continue on the one-way street of friendship--it just leads to a dead end. I'm not the perfect friend, but after thinking about it, I am going to work at it....I just hope my cell phone can tolerate it!
Friday, December 30th, 2005
11:11 am
Alright...I'm out, see you next year!
Wednesday, December 28th, 2005
9:01 am
What is the purpose of working this week? It's not like anyone is doing anything overly constructive!!!! At least traffic is light--because most people were smart enough to take this week off!

I think I'm going to be taking a really long lunch today! :)
Friday, December 23rd, 2005
8:55 am
Pre-Christmas Fun!
Here I am at work...with absolutely nothing to do. Seriously. This is one of those days where the office closes at 12 for the holiday (which is nice, and I am by no means complaining about it), but I feel like I just come here, spend about 10 minutes doing actual work, then spend the next 3 or 4 hours talking to co-workers about meaningless crap and surfing the net--good times.

It seems like alot of people are off today, but radio stations must stay on the air, I suppose!

Anyways, have an awesome Christmas, Hannukah (my personal favorite), Kwanzah, or what have you. Make sure to drink plenty, and eat--it's the most wonderful time of the year, or so they say.

I'm getting a cold. I need a drink...a strong one.
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
8:44 am
Where has the year gone?
I haven't updated for awhile, so my apologies--I just don't have anything that fascinating to discuss.

I've been really busy at work, which is a good thing. We're getting this nasty snow/ice storm today, so who the hell knows what kind of day it'll be today.

We took Jenn to the doctor on Monday--and everything looks great, we got a new ultrasound picture...and unlike the last picture (which look like a random mass), this one looks like a baby...complete with head, arms and legs!

So that's much relief for the both of us, the first trimester is days from being over!

So, being the busy guy I am, back to work....can you believe it's mid-December already?? Craziness!
Monday, November 28th, 2005
3:12 pm
Post Turkey Day Update
I didn't know what else to write, so how's that for original an original title?

Thanksgiving was great--it's always been my favorite holiday. As we always do, we went to my parents' house. Between Jennifer's fam and mine--we had about 25 people--so three (yes, three) tables were set up to accomodate the masses. I was especially looking forward to this year since we got to tell the entire family at one time we were pregnant--it was a great reaction.

Of course, I had my fun too. I found the Jone's Soda Company was making a special Thanksgiving holiday package with some unique (and quite disgusting) flavored sodas. Amongst them....Brussel Sprouts, Turkey and Gravey, Wild Herb Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie, and Cranberry (which was actually pretty good). My grandfather found it amusing to video tape my dumb ass as I sampled each of the delicious flavors. I nearly lost my appetite...and needless to say, it got a good laugh out of everyone.

So....I ate plenty, but not too much, and then went home and passed out. Got up Friday morning and did absolutely nothing except watch the news to see all of the idiots who stood in line at the Best Buy since 10:30 pm the night before to buy a cheap laptop computer. You couldn't pay me enough to go the stores Friday. What really gets me are the people who end up on camera saying they waited all that time and "they ran out of _______". Well no shit--if you read the circular, you could see the Best Buy was selling 15 laptops only at a price of $379.00. Or the Walmart who had what seemed like everyone's attention selling 52" HD Plasma TV's for $199 (for the first 5 people). People....READ!

If something seems to cheap or good to be true, it isn't! Someone's paying for it somewhere.

We did do some shopping on Saturday I think it was...who knows. All I know is I didn't get to buy anything. That sucks.

Can you believe November is almost over? This year has just flown by! I just went and spent another $450 on tires and maintenance service stuff for Jenn's car...the car we're going to sell this spring....wanna buy it? It's a black 1999 Honda Accord Coupe EX with a spoiler and everything else. $6,000, and it's yours, and the car looks awesome...I hate to sell it, but we need to get something a little bigger.

Anyways, now that my journal entry has jumped off topic in three or more directions, I leave you now. Have a great day....and leave some comments!
Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
9:43 am
Stormy Wednesday!
What's up to all three people that actually read this?!

I have been insanely busy for the past two weeks--but in a good way, and that's good I suppose.

My last entry rambled-so I'll try not to do so in this one.

I wasn't going to say anything for another few weeks, but since I feel like I need to tell someone...Jennifer is pregnant! She's 7 weeks today, which is still early on, but I want to shout it to whomever I see, but we haven't told anyone other than immediate family yet. We're going to start telling people at Thanksgiving.

We had her first doctor's appt. on Monday afternoon. Considering what happened last time, we were both really nervous. But.....during the ultrasound, I saw my little baby, and if that wasn't emotional enough for me, we heard the baby's heartbeat. I don't think I'd ever felt like that before....it's hard to believe that there is something growing inside Jennifer, with it's own heart and other vital organs...something growing which contains a part of me. The first trimester is the most crucial--but just hearing the heartbeat on Monday was something awe-inspiring to me--I've always wanted to be a daddy someday, but the reality has begun to set in now.....and I am so excited. Oh--we're due July 5th!
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
8:30 am
What is the freakin' deal???

I'm Jewish...why is Hannukah so late this year???  That sucks. 

 

I started seeing the Christmas commercials on TV about a week ago......I say it every year, but they seem to start earlier and earlier every year. ARGH.

 

I still need to take my car back to the bodyshop--yeah, they did a great job fixing the front of the car, but somehow managed to mess up the paint on the back of the car....fuckers.

 

I have a cold again--so I took a zinc pill, now my stomach hurts.

 

It's only Tuesday--what's up with that?

 

I have been at work for an hour--and I'm still not feeling very motivated at the moment despite the fact I have a shitload of work to do today.

 

I look damn good today, but I still feel sorta yucky.

 

There's no one here for me to talk to except my damn computer, and that's no fun.

 

I don't have alot of LJ friends, so someone please love me even if I am a lameass redheaded Jew.

 

That's all--I have to go pee.

 

 



Current Mood: bouncy
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
11:58 am
Wednesday Fun!
Word to yo mutha.

It got damn cold in the last few days...and I just heard this morning this was the wettest October on record ever. That's funny, considering September was one of the driest months ever recorded around here...

This wet, yucky, cold weather is hitting me hard too. I've been falling asleep around 9pm every night--it's bad. I need to get one of those light boxes. Jennifer said she called my name 4 times the other night and I didn't respond--I hope this light box thingy will work.

I've been reading a really great non-fiction book, it's called, "God Wants You to Roll". It's a true story of two guys who conned thousands of religious church-goers out of millions of dollars by getting them to buy/order cars that were from a supposed large estate will. You know I love cars, so that caught my attention right there--but the whole story is quite compelling--it's hard to imagine people can come up with these schemes.

We still have our foster dog, Tippy--he's a great dog, but still very much a puppy.

I guess that's about it. My life isn't all that exciting right now...but I love hearing from you out there...so drop me a line soon!

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, October 17th, 2005
2:41 pm
All good doggies need a good home...
At least that's what they say...so we did our good deed to help out the all the great dogs who need a good home--we've become foster parents--to a black lab named Tippy. He's actually a great dog, he's beautiful, although he's about 7 months, so he's not housebroken yet, and hasn't quite figured out how big he is yet....he thinks he's still small even though he weighs about 52 pounds as of now.

Cassie seems to like him--but it's been an interesting few days with the two of them--Cassie is the boss, or so we think (as there is always one dominant dog), but Tippy hasn't quite figured that out yet...but they do play quite nicely. It's like having a baby in the house though--because you constantly have to keep an eye on him.

I've been in a funk I guess for the past few weeks. I seem to get this way around this time of year, and think I've traced it to SAD (Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder). Basically, you become tired, lethargic, dare I say...depressed when the daylight becomes less and less. So...that's me. I've been noticing that I'm "on edge" alot more, and seemingly more stressed out than normal. I also have been really tired--like I come home from work and eat dinner, and fall asleep on the couch watching TV around 8.

It's also not helped that I had my accident a few weeks ago--although I did get my car back--and it looks great, it's an expensive mistake--between insurance deductibles and rental car costs...and I don't even want to think about what my insurance premium will look like in 6 months.

So....Jennifer was kneeling down to praise Tippy the dog, when a sudden burst of energy from said dog snapped her diamond pendant necklace. Jennifer caught the necklace, but her diamond is still missing somewhere in our front yard lawn. We spent hours looking...I even went as far as going to Radio Shack and buying a metal detector (since it was in a gold mounting) but to no avail. I'm scared to mow the front yard. Although I know that whatever the outcome is that it was meant to be. I hope I find it though--that was one of Jennifer's most expensive pieces of jewelry. At least it wasn't her engagement ring or something even more sentimental.

I digress. Basically, this incident, I guess combined with me feeling on edge, my whole car mess, the stress of the new dog in the house, I just shut down, and was sort of in a funk for the rest of the weekend...oh, then the satellite in the house started acting up.....why me all at the same time?!

Anyways, the solution to me feeling better is for one, going back to the gym and working out more regularly again, actually eating right--something I haven't been doing a very good job of lately (I typically don't eat breakfast on the weekdays, and usually don't eat lunch because I just get busy or something). The final solution is to get my SAD in check (if that's in fact what I have, which I have a strong suspicion I do. It involves buying a "light box"...it's a special box with some special light in it (duh!), that you have to sit in front of for an hour or two every night. My parent's friend does this and has been for years and says it works wonders....so we'll see. Just another expense--I hear the box can be pretty expensive...but hey, it's only money...right?!

Overall, I'm still the positive, upbeat Josh, but I'm not feeling 100%. So I guess I need to work on it. I think this posting is my longest yet, so on that note, I think we're done here.

Current Mood: blah
Friday, October 14th, 2005
8:20 am
Yo mamma eats kitty litter
I just felt like saying that.

I'm back. Wow...Yom Kippur is pretty draining on the body. For those of you who don't know....Yom Kippur is the "Day of Atonement". So it's not a fun day. I spent the morning and a little bit of the afternoon in synogogue. We fast, as a sign of sacrifice. It was a hard day--but tolerable. I think every year that I do this I realize how much we take for granted.

We finally broke the fast at 6pm last night, which seemed like an eternity. When we came home from services, I tried watching TV, and it seemed like everything had something about food in it, so I just decided to run a quick errand and take a nap for the rest of the afternoon--it sucked.

I'm really tired this morning--and my stomach is none too happy with me for starving it for 24 hours then eating mass quantities at 6 last night.

The good news (at least I hope it is) is that I am supposed to get my car back from the body shop today...let's hope. I miss it.

It's Friday, it's raining, and I don't feel like doing much of anything today...but have so much to catch up on from being out yesterday at work.

Current Mood: numb
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
9:45 am
Fall is here!
So I guess I should update...even though most of you know what's up with me. I can't believe it's October....

So my car is wrecked--not sure when it'll be coming back, and while my rental (a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer) isn't awful, it's just not my car (and the gas tank in this thing is tiny!).

I had a really nice weekend. We had a surprise 60th birthday party for my uncle on Saturday night. I drank sangria all night--it was fabulous. I actually slept in on Sunday, which was really nice, and then did a bunch of yard work. We had some of Jenn's family come over for dinner last night--and after everyone left, I put on some relaxing music and sat in the hot tub.

For some reason, it turned into quite an emotional experience for me...and I'm not sure why. After about 20 minutes, I was feeling so relaxed, I got out and took off my bathing suit, wrapped myself in a towel, and sat on the deck--just looking at the stars. The air was nice enough where there was a slight chill in the air, but very tolerable, and very relaxing. So there I sat, for about 30 minutes, staring at the star-lit sky...and I just made peace with myself...and I'm not sure why, but I actually cried. Maybe I just needed to cleanse my inner-self, but it just felt right, yet I wasn't depressed at all...am I crazy? I think I just realized how fortunate I am to be where I am today, and perhaps I just needed some time to reflect on everything, and what's gone on with me over the past week. Whatever the case may be, I feel really relaxed today--although it's early in the day.

If there is one thing I think I learned from last night--it's so good to be open with yourself. Sometimes you just need time to be by yourself, and not let anything or anyone get inside your head--just for a few minutes. Be thankful for what you have--we all have something, both material and non-material possesions. So, be free with your emotions. It will help set you free.

Current Mood: relaxed
Monday, September 26th, 2005
9:01 am
My interests aren't all that exciting or elaborate, but I guess this will help define me that much more...if you care to read!

LJ Interests meme results



  1. cars:
    What else do I have to say about that? I've always had a fondness for anything that moves....so weather it's stock, custom, foreign or domestic...I love cars!
  2. home improvement:
    My house....is a constant project...there's always something to be done...the only problem is that I can be sort of like Tim Taylor from "Home Improvement"...over-doing things...
  3. import tuner cars:
    I'm really into Hondas and Acuras..have been for years. This segment of the automotive aftermarket has really taken off in the past decade (which makes me feel really old!). The ingenuity and creativity of anyone who modifies their vehicle is cool with me. I believe your car is an extension of one's personality...if only there was enough money to make it that way!
  4. meeting new people:
    I'm a redhead, and I'm extremely outgoing. I love surrounding myself with love. How to do that? Meeting new people!
  5. movies:
    I have no idea. I am into movies, I guess.....
  6. muscle cars:
    See above. Muscle cars spawned a revolution in the automotive realm, and no one can deny the beauty of 1970 Chevelle SS, 69 Camaro, or 65 GTO. Timeless classics that I would love to own someday.
  7. music:
    I have worked in radio stations since I was 15 (my mom had to drive me to my first radio station job!). Music has been, and will always be a huge part of my life. I own over 500 CD's, and just love checking out any sort of music genre.
  8. reading:
    I haven't been doing so much lately...but I do like to read. Usually it's a car mag, but it's still reading. I need to get into a good new book though..
  9. roadtrips:
    My family and friends live all over. I also love driving...so taking trips for the day/weekend is just fun. Also, living so close to the beach and having family and friends with beach places makes my roadtrips that much more frequent. Someday soon we hope to have our own beach house...
  10. taking long naps:
    I have always loved sleeping. Even when I was a baby....if I wasn't talking, I was sleeping. Actually, I tend to be a big worrier, so I think I use sleep as way to get away from my worries. I love curling up in front of the TV on my couch and taking a nap with the windows open on a beautiful spring/fall day. I am also known for my world famous "beach naps" in Ocean City--stick me under an umbrella with a blanket, and I'm takin' a nap!


Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.





Current Mood: calm
Friday, September 23rd, 2005
1:30 pm
ARGHHHH
I know, I know...I drive too fast sometimes. Well...I blew it this morning...I got nailed by this fat 5-0 sitting on his motorcycle----by the time I saw him...it was far too late.....got me a nice little ticket.....69 (hehehehe) in a 45! The cop was pretty rude to me too.....but I just kept my cool and acted like I'm just going to pay the fine...little does he know he'll be walking his fat ass into court in a few months....the don't call me "Teflon" for nothing....I'm not about to let this be my first speeding ticket that sticks!

I'm driving my father's hip minivan around today--he lent me his car while I spend a fortune on my car for routine service...it's nice to have family in the car business, but it sucks that I get stuck with a MINIVAN! Yeah, look out...I'm way cool....

Leave me some love y'alls...and if we don't talk before, have a good weekend...and in the words of the fat cop ..."slow it down".

FUCK OFF!

Current Mood: frustrated
Monday, September 19th, 2005
8:00 am
I feel like crap
That about sums it up. After years of not going to the doctor's for a checkup, I went on Thursday...and also went to the dentist....and I am guessing I picked up someone's nasty cold along the way. I slept like crap Friday night into Saturday....and woke up with this nastiness. I was feeling better yesterday, and had a pretty good day...but last night I again slept like crap and woke up with what felt like a cotton ball in my throat!!

I'm tired...my voice sounds like trash.....and I really don't feel like doing much of anything at the moment except curl up and go to sleep....perhaps I'll feel better as the day goes on.

I don't get sick very often...but when I do, I am such a baby (at least I can admit it!)

In the meantime...brighten my day with love!
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