You played it for her...
Saturday, April 11, 2009
2:23AM - a boy and Henry Gross
Mmph. Wow. I had a trying day today. I can't even begin. Fate has an unbelievably advanced sense of humor. As with anything though, it's life. And it just keeps happening. Cruel as it may be, I'm always prepared for crueler. Ever mindful of the other shoe, am I. Things could always have gone differently, the object, for me, is to keep differently from consuming me.
I feel strong. This is forced. I have an underlying strength, kind of like a good wind in the right direction. I'm getting older, and I'm understanding things that I want, and how to go about getting them, and at the same time being very cognizant of how young I am. I'm in touch with my young, rebellious side, and I'll never, ever, have more hair than I have now. So I'm forging ahead. There's no reason to dwell on failures, or would-haves. That's a Lou Cicalese thing to do. I'm not doing Lou Cicalese things anymore. I'm only doing Joe Cicalese things. And being a man, and speaking up for myself, and being confident and decisive. God. This is classic.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I got a twitter account, yo. Network with me sometime.
I ran on the treadmill again today. I have a strict workout regimine. I run everyday for 30 minutes. If it rains outside, I run on the treadmill. If it rains on the treadmill, I fix the plumbing. I've been pretty good about it, assuming that everyday means 4-6 days a week. I also do the Wii Fit thing sometimes instead of running, it's the best. I've never hula'd so hard in my life. Plus I can put the 'Wii-mote' in my pocket and jog through Wii-land with all my Mii pals. It's so pleasant and Asian. Probably in the top 5 happiest lands ever. Along with Disneyland, Maryland, and Neverland. A good wikipedia page to read is Michael Jackson's. I've been obsessed with pop stars and their rises and declines lately. I downloaded To Hell and Back: The Meat Loaf Story yesterday, and I am SO excited to watch it. I saw it on VH1 a long time ago and it was AWESOME! The guy who played Mary's brother Warren in There's Something About Mary, W. Earl Brown, plays Meat Loaf. It's such a cheesy made for tv biopic, I love it. It's even more sensational than Notorious. I mean, Michael "Meat Loaf" Aday (another wikipedia page you should read.) has actually led a life that sounds like it had to have been made up for a made for tv movie about a rock star. It's actually entirely possible that Meat Loaf is based on this movie. Ooh and I just found out his real name isn't even Michael it's Marvin! I love the internet. And meat loaf. But I can't have any, cuz if then, why all the running?
Saturday, March 28, 2009
So here it is. The semi-annual joesgoingtostartpostinginhislivejournala
I was in the middle of learning how to moonwalk, having just successfully fixed my record player, when the fierce and tangible urge to update people I vaguely know on what course my Saturday night has taken struck me like an impulse that's ferocious and keenly felt. I had planned to use the ever-popular facebook status to inform the masses, but alas my message would go compromised; I just have too many mentionworthy things to convey for a honest day's facebook status. There isn't really a way to include both the record player repair AND the moonwalking in the short space allotted by the status field appropriately. It would sound ridiculous, like a run-on sentence that just perpetuates and perpetuates and continues to the point where the sentence should have been aborted, where it again continues. I digress. Not in this instance, but I have been known to digress from time to time. In fact, the longer I talk about past digressions, the more this begins to feel like a digression in itself! Wild. I didn't even see it coming.
Anywhatsoforth, at the center of all this to-do and/or hubbub, is the very inspiration for my internet usage this evening. My inherent desire to aggrandize my own awesomeness (not easy, it's hard enough just aggrandizing in general) for the benefit of those boreder than I (this is you), through the reference of cool things like record players and moonwalking. The old, reliable, mention-cool-stuff-in-a-public-forum-so-t
Posting your tales of adventures (or adventures of tales) across two or more statuses (statii?) seems like a good way to get all of your mentionables out there, but ware be you, there are side effects. First, someone might see one and not the other on their news feed, and wrongfully believe that you've only done one awesome thing today. This paints an incomplete picture for anyone who uses facebook to paint pictures. Also people will judge you for being an overzealous updater.
Posting your shit in a note. On facebook. You know, like a facebook note thing where you tag people. This is actually a pretty good suggestion. But I already started typing this into livejournal before I thought of it. And you have to tag people and I hate to play favorites.
Message in a bottle Too cold at the beach. Also no friends overseas.
Anyway I'm crazy bored, yo. I fixed my record player which is awesome, cuz I used to have to advance the needle manually every 30 seconds, but now it works perfectly. Also I'm trying to figure out how to moonwalk through youtube.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Did you know that Keith Olbermann can no longer drive as his depth perception was rendered invalid following a leap into a subway car where he bumped his head? He's so fucking batshit crazy!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I think it's really great sometimes when I remember to be myself again.
Friday, June 27, 2008
OK. A few orders of business. First, I started using my old keyboard again, and it sucks. The spacebar key doesn't work, the V button requires multiple attempts each time for successful application. It's terrible. On the bright side, I've learned the true joy of Sweden's seemingly non-commital stance on pirating American films online. They say, no problem, or actually..."ingen oro", and I say, thanks for letting me download No Country for Old Men for free. And in beautiful seven hundred and twenty pixels per line high definition quality. No seriously, thank you Sweden. As if the Volvo and Ingmar (and Ingrid for that matter) Bergman were not enough, you had to go and up the ante. Nice work, ye of little stated intent during World War II.
But I digress, as people in the blogging community have been known to do. I need to update the concerned public on my whoseabouts. Or wherearounds. I'm still unemployed. Ungainfully. It sucks, but my parents keep giving me money for little things around the house. I am making SUCH a good living for a bum. I feel like more of a fire could be lit in the ass area of my body were I not so well-off despite my lack of a solid income. A person in my situation should be desperate, seeking an interim career as a lawn dart, should the pay support something like a food habit or some kind of bill-paying hobby. I, however, am blissfully unaffected by the recession and my current inability to connect with a job or at least a semi-regular paycheck. Well, not unaffected, but I just feel like were it not for all the movies I've been illegally watching, I might have some concern as to what lies in my future. Like poverty, for example, or at least some severe state of homelessness. I exaggerate, of course. Only mild homelessness is really likely. Severe homelessness is like....living in a car, except your car is a convertible with a hole in the top. I'm more apt to the living in your parents house until you're 24 type of homelessness, which is kind of en vogue right now (as in popular, not the group from the 90's that sings You're Never Gonna Get It).
I'm satisfied, though. My collegiate pursuits have presented unprecedented success. I may graduate college before Amy Winehouse joins the 27 club, which is kind of nice. Being semi-married is working out well. Valerie is unwavering in her position as least-intolerable girlfriend ever, and she deserves a lot of credit for it. We're together roughly 98 out of every 99 days, and I still kind of feel like I have a soul, so that's good.
I've been participating in the first annual (maybe not annual, but certainly first ever) PCCNJMGT, that is to say the Pop Culture Casualties New Jersey Mini-Golf Tournament. I mentioned the idea to Keith at a party while drunk, and he actually ran with it, contributing much legwork, for which I am appreciative, I think. I believe I am currently in 4th place (out of five). It's pretty serious. Rules and regulations have been printed, t-shirts are forthcoming.
I don't know. Is that it? I think it is. That's my entire life right now. Movies, monogamy, and mini golf. Don't act like you're not kinda jealous. Ooh and I'm finally all caught up with the Office. Some serious shit just went down in the season 4 finale, which I downloaded from Sweden's own thepiratebay.org. And I forgot to thank Sweden for ABBA, too. Mamma Mia.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
hi i smell and i resemble a lobster
Friday, April 25, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
So I'm 22 now, which is a palindrome. I'm happy right now, because, well because I love birthdays. I'm not a big fan of attention directed toward me, but I'm a total sucker when it's birthday attention. My parents bought me a sweet sweet camera and the Cadillac of Scrabble boards. Val got me a real awesome ideal-for-45-degree-weather-jacket (which is my favorite kind of jacket) and the most glorious sweater ever and season one of Flight Of The Conchords, proving once more that she is at least mildly worthwhile. Hold on, my pizza is burning. Well, I mean, don't actually hold on, because when you actually read this, the whole entry will be complete and you won't have to hold on...and I guess I didn't fully explain the pizza, so if you're wondering, we celebrated my birthday on Sunday, since I had to work yesterday, and I like to relax on Oscar night, so we ordered pizza, which was delicious, and now, here, on day 3 of the birthday procession, I am cooking two leftover slices in the toaster oven, which, by the way, are still burning. So hold on. Only don't hold on....well you get the idea.......
Anyway, this is fucking fantastic pizza. So, I think I'm gonna start writing in here more often. This probably has to do with the fact that I am very bored with my life and feel the need to drag everyone else down with me.
I don't know how many people know this yet, or even care, but I have left my medium-profile desk job in order to divert my efforts better towards a college education. Thus far it seems to be working, however in order to continue to pay the bills I was forced to work in the most evil of environments, retail. More specifically, the copy center at Office Depot. Granted, I am the copymaster, and I am capable of making very lovely prints, however the pay is terrible and the customers are cockfaces. I'm not sure exactly what the credentials of being a cockface are, but I'm quite certain that 90% of the Freehold Office Depot's patrons meet those credentials to a T. I wonder where that expression comes from, "to a T", I'll have to wikipedia that shit.
ANYWAY, it's been a pleasure blogging with you and I hope we can do this again sometime. I mean that, I really had fun. I don't care that you didn't.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
holy crap nick gilder has so much soul
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
[Relationship Status] - quite taken
[Shoe size] - 12
[Siblings] - louis alexander cicalese
[Pets] - no thanks
[Color] - green
[Number] - 4
[Animal] - maybe a goldfish
[Book] - guilty of everything
[Flower] - tortilla
[Twirl your hair?] - yes, as I have long, flirty hair
[Have tattoos?] - nope just birthmarks
[Cheat on tests?] - whenever possible
[Like roller coasters?] - yeah rollercoasters are ok...especially if you need an easily transportable device to put your drink on so as not to leave rings on the table
[Wish you could live somewhere else?]- maybe clark, nj
[Like cleaning?] - negative.
[Write in cursive or print?] - I tend to print...but sometimes I just don't write words.
[Know how to drive?] - yeah I'm a pretty good driver..except for my driving record
[Ever get off the internet?] - I don't really get ON the internet that often
HAVE YOU EVER
[Been in a fist fight?] - not really....one time jeff kinnick hit me on the kickball line in 4th grade
[considered a life of crime?] - occasionally
[Considered being a hooker?] - god if only I could get market value for this body of mine
[Been in love?] - yes'm
[Made out with JUST a friend?] - it happens.
[Kicked someone in the nuts?] - nah that shit's just mean.
[Current clothing] - worn out jeans, film festival shirt...that's like my uniform
[Current hair] - my head is of the bed.
[Current thing I ought to be doing] - getting a job or sleeping
[Current CD in stereo] - I dunno my stereo has had hot august night 2 by neil diamond in it for the last 6 years...I play it when I have nothing else to put on
[Last movie you saw] - half of abbott and costello meet frankenstein
[Last thing you ate] - valerie's mom's pancakes
[Believe there is life on other planets?] - meh-beh
[Read the newspaper?] - yes...preferably the new york post (big shout out to rupert murdoch)
[Hate yourself?] - nah I leave that for other people to do
[Collect anything?] - phone numbers of ex-girlfriends...and I guess movies and shit
[Like your handwriting?] - no.
[First crush] - this girl nicole in kindergarten
[You believe in love at first sight?] - nah just eyefucking
[You believe in "the one?"] - yes, I just hope she's pretty hot
[Are you a tease?] - no because that makes it sound weird...am I difficult to engage in sexual acts with? maybe. actually no
[Too shy to make the first move?] - well yeah that's what I'm talking about I need external stimuli
ARE YOU A...
[Daydreamer] - I'm a daydream believer
[Sarcastic] - and a homecoming queen
[Introvert] - in ways
[Extrovert] - in most ways.
WOULD YOU RATHER...
[Pierce your nose or lip?] - I don't think I'm a facial piercing kinda guy
[Be serious or funny?] - funny just comes more natural...I think people find it hard to take me seriously
[Simple or complicated?] - I think I'm simple but I'm sure some people would beg to differ...
[What time is it] - well apparently it's time to ask questions about me...so let's keep on the subject here...
[Name] - Joseph Dominick Cicalese
[Nickname(s)] - uuuhhhhhmmmm.....joe?
WHAT DO YOU WANT...
[Where do you want to live] - new jersey...four lyfe.
[how many kids do you want] - 3 or 4...my plan is to have one set of kids...then wait a few years and have another. this way, the older set will do most of the work raising the younger one. it's a brilliant plan, really.
[What kind of job do you want] - one of the high-paying/little input kind of jobs
[do you want to get married] - yes.
[Nervous Habits] - well sometimes when I'm nervous I kill myself
[Are you double jointed] - hey, two joints are better than one (lol 420 roflmao)
[Can you roll your tongue] - yes. actually I can roll it into a joint and smoke it.
[Can you raise one eyebrow]- it's the only thing I'm good for really. that and the tongue thing
[Can you cross your eyes] - yes. it's sort of a religious thing.
[Do you make your bed daily] - nah..i pretty much just sleep in my bed
[Which shoe goes on first] - i have a hard time making decisions like that...sometimes I just put them both on at the same time
[Ever thrown one at someone] - I guess it becomes necessary at times
[How Much money do you carry in your wallet] - none, as of late :(
IN THE LAST MONTH
[Gotten sick] - not really
[Sang] - absolutely
[Felt stupid] - probably when I was singing
[Missed someone] - nah I have pretty good aim
[Gotten drunk] - the answer is yes.
[Gotten high] - the answer is quite affirmative.
[Danced crazy] - probably
[Gotten your hair cut] - no but i really should
[Watched cartoons] - nahhh
[Lied] - oh all the time, I could have lied on this survey, ever think of that?
LAST PERSON THAT...
[Slept in your bed] - me...other than me valerie
[Saw you cry] - my mom when I was watching a movie in the living room
[Made you cry] - adam sandler
[Saw a movie with you] - my parents and val
[Said 'I love you' to you] - vaaaaalerie
HAVE YOU EVER...
[Been to California] - yes
[Been to Canada] - mmhmm
[Been to Europe] - nope
[Wished you were the opposite sex] - only as justification of my impressive bust
[Snuck out of your house] - yeaaaaah I've done that before.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
AND ON FRIDAY I HAVE $1300 COMING FROM UNEMPLOYMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know if I'm doing this life thing properly, but at least I feel like I'm doing it with the right girl. Even though she has a cleft chin.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
You slung a mighty fine drink.
Friday, January 5, 2007
this is really really good...
Monday, December 25, 2006
Rest in peace James, you will live forever in our hearts and as my ringtone.
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