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July 30, 2006

"Don't End Up Like Him!"

Posted by cory at 11:37 PM

July 28, 2006

Visiting Dad Pt. 2

When I came home day from work my brother (pictured, who is now 17) had just left to visit my Dad in jail. I decided not to visit him. I have no idea what I would say, I know he just wants me to feel sorry for him and I refuse to do that, it's time for him to take some responsibility.

The more I think about the less likely I think it is he will go to prison (I really don't know how this works), because what good would that do anyone? I imagine he'll be put on some type of probabtion and forced to garnish his wages. Then, if he doesn't it's off to prison. Anyone know the laws and how it works for Deadbeat Dads who have commited a felony?

I wonder if he'll be mad that I didn't visit him?
I keep picturing scenarios in my head:

-After I didn't visit him he never talked to me again. Perhaps my dream was foreshadowing.

-My father showing up to my wedding in handcuffs, an orange jumpsuit and an escort.

Both are highly unlikely, but you never know.

Posted by cory at 3:45 PM

July 27, 2006

EDIT:

My Aunt Denise and Grandfather are not paying any money. I talked to her for an hour...she got our number some how.

Conclusion after the phone call: My Dad is a very, very strange, stubborn, selfish person.

Eck, people are too complicated.

Posted by cory at 10:36 PM

Visiting Dad

No, I haven't visited my Father in jail. But, my Aunt Denise (who I have not seen in 6 years) called my brother and explained the situtation. Her and my Grandfather (haven't seen him in 4 years) are trying to get enough money to bail him out (I guess they need about 18,000...ha. good luck) or else my father will be going to prison. Granholm recently passed a bill that makes it a felony to owe over 10,000 for child support.

One day I will say: My father is in prison. It will be weird.

I don't know how I feel about visiting him. This all sort of bums be out, but at the same time I don't even feel like he is my Dad. I don't know him, I don't feel he knows me. He's always been more of a family friend I visit.

Posted by cory at 2:13 PM

July 25, 2006

The "Mushaboom" of '06

I think this is my favorite song for 2006, Regina Spektor - "On The Radio" The second verse is so good! Everytime I hear it my throat gets heavy.

Cute video too!

P.S. The whole record is good, with the exception of "That Time"

Posted by cory at 2:56 PM

July 23, 2006

The History Of My Hair: Long Pretty Hair Pt. 2

I grew my hair out the summer before my Sophomore year. It wasn't quite the monster pictured, but it was long. I remember the first day of school sophomore year, everyone laughed at me on my bus (Long hair was pretty new then...at least to the kids in my high school. Later in my senior year, one of the kids who first laughed at me gave me credit for bringing long hair to the high school). I kept it long til...I think last year! The picture above is our family christmas picture my junior year (Notice the Bibles? My brother and I thought it would be hilarious). This was the longest it ever got. During this time I was mistaken for a woman numerous times at Target (where I worked).

"Excuse me Ma'am? OH GOSH! I'm sorry, i thought you were a!" "Haha, it's okay."

I grew very attached to the long hair, but eventually I knew it was time to let go.

Posted by cory at 10:00 PM

July 20, 2006

Brother Ryan: Hi Cory

Me: Hey Ryan!
Brother Ryan: How ru?
Me: I'm doing well, you.
Brother Ryan: Good.
Brother Ryan: Dad just called. He said the sheriff picked him up.
Me: Really?

I guess my Dad may be in jail...I haven't talked to him in over a month, so anything is possible! My Mother has always warned me about this:

"One day the cops are going to pull over your dad and he's going to go to jail."

He owes like 50-60,000 dollars in child support. yikes. I feel bad for him, but at the same time I really don't. More on this as the story unfolds...

Posted by cory at 12:36 PM

July 19, 2006

The History Of My Hair: 2 Chapters, pt. 1

Do remember At The Drive-In? I do, they inspired this:

Not quite what I had imagined. My mother and I laughed for 10 minutes straight when she finished it (she's a hairstylist). Then, we got hair picks at CVS, where we laughed for another 5 minutes. I can't say I really loved it and it didn't make me the most popular high school freshman, but the girls liked to touch it! I guess It's cool to say I had a perm, but the photos are embarassing.

Posted by cory at 3:57 PM

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I got 10 dollars just for signing up. Cha-Ching!
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Posted by cory at 12:32 PM

July 16, 2006

Homes

It's strange Nina had post today about where she grew up. I've been looking at all the old pictures we have and scanned 3 of the 5 or 6 houses I've lived in (I guess we've moved a lot):

The first one was my Mother's first home. It was a small one-story in Belleville, MI. It's where:
- I learned to ride my bike
- love my step-father
- had my only birthday party (I hated/ still hate birthday parties)
- got caught pleasuring myself with Girlfriend Bear (She was made of Satin, I was five, I was watchin
Double Dare. I told my parents I had to go pee...it's all I could think so.)

The second house was in the country. At this time our family had expanded to 5 (Stepdad, Mom, Me, Nathan and Karly). I don't remember too much about this house. Except:
- Staying home for a week with my stepdad watching Super Market Sweep, and this spanish game show
- Getting caught in a tree (I was waiting at the bus stop. My neighbor cried)
- Throwing a hard plastic velcro-catching thing at my neighbor (I made her teeth bleed. My stepdad made me write "I will not hit girls eleven times.)

The third house was in Ann Arbor, MI. Probably my favorite house ever. I lived there from 2nd to 5th grade. My other sister, Kellii, showed up here. I loved to:
- Ride my bike through all the dirt hills (It was a new subdivision)
- Climb in newly dug basements
- Wreck port-a-johns (Bricks in the tubes, caulking the sides, etc)
- Play Donkey Kong Country
- ROLLERBLADE

We moved from here to my current house (the middle school I went to was "scary")

Posted by cory at 7:57 PM

July 13, 2006

The Office Webisodes

The Best Comedy/Drama on TV, the Office has started posting special Webisodes every thursday. You should check them out. The first two have just been okay, but I'm sure they will get better as the story progresses.

Webisodes

Posted by cory at 2:45 PM

July 12, 2006

Poisons


those poor mexican children...

chili powder?!

Posted by cory at 2:19 PM

July 1, 2006

The Swedish Chef's Cröonchy Stars

Since Kyle wrote about Quisp, I decided to search my favorite childhood cereal, Cröonchy Stars, and find out if they're re-releasing it. Here is a short history of The Swedish Chef's cereal, Cröonchy Stars from Wikipedia:

Cröonchy Stars was a breakfast cereal that hit the shelves in 1988 and was discontinued about a year later. The box featured the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show, who described the cereal as "cinnamonominy". The product's name is likely a pseudo-phonetic rendition of how the Chef would pronounce "crunchy." The back of the box featured ridiculous games and puzzles and a memory-type card game was included in every box.

...and the commercial:

FUN FACT: Originally, Jim Henson created the name of the cereal as "Stoopid Flakes". However, this did not sit well with Post. They renamed the breakfast cereal into Cröonchy Stars.

Sometimes I still get the taste of this stuff in my mouth. I miss it a lot.

Posted by cory at 6:12 PM