Tuesday, October 28, 2003


What is this??? Dark at 5pm!!

Welcome, friend, to the next 5 months of your life. Happy times for all!
Spring only sighed
Summer had to be satisfied
Fall is a feeling
That I just can't lose
I'd like to stay
Maybe watch a winter day
Turn the green water
To white and blue

Another one of those forgettable days. Or maybe a day I'd rather forget. Same difference. Things are not looking healthy in the grades department, but I'm not surprised. No, I'm a senior.

Anything else new? Ehhh.... no, nothing. I'm sorry to anyone looking for an exciting post, but today I can't provide.

Monday, October 27, 2003


That's right... it's my new goal to have a 50,000 word story (novel) completed by November 30. I figure I need some other stuff to be motivated about these days, and this shall be it. I have until Saturday morning to think of a plot, and then the churning shall begin. Maybe i'll post the writings on Xanga or somewhere else! That way, you people can be the whip that keeps me going.

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Oops, haven't posted in a few days. This probably has something to do with the fact that I have had 0 free time since Wednesday.

This week I've had to beg and plead almost all of my teachers to let me postpone tests or homework assignments because of last weekends trip, and none of them were happy about it. I think I'm almost caught up, though...

Hmm, what else is new? Got my SAT scores Thursday, and they're better than I expected so I'm happy. Today I slept in till 12 after being out till 3ish last night, and I'm a little dead.

Ack gotta go. I can't think of much else to say at the moment.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003


Anyways, so New York is spectacular in fall. That night I met up with one of my mums Columbia Social Work professor friends. She introduced me to another professor guy and his partner, and their dog Winton. We all had a very New York night out wandering Greenwich village, drinking coffee and eating cupcakes.

As I mentioned, Columbia was celebrating its 250th birthday, and there was gonna be a really good concert Sunday night. Friday night, however, the musical entertainment consisted of people singing the school fight song on stage. Which is not really a fight song... more of a chorale. I certainly wouldn't want to hear it upon scoring a touchdown (something their football team rarely does).

The rest of the weekend involved a lot of driving and wandering around campuses in the rain and/or freezing cold. Boston is a really nice city, if a bit less interesting than New York. Harvard has a boring campus - all identical red brick colonial buildings. Everyone at MIT walks really fast and pays an incredible amount of attention to the floor (but not to bathing habits).

Allllright I should probably go work. Ha. More later.
Back from New York!

I'll try and talk a bit about the trip...

After landing in NYC Friday morning, we drove over to Manhattan to check out Columbia. Having searched tirelessly for a parking spot, we walked towards the center of campus (the lone patch of grass between two opposing libraries). As the square came into view, I saw what I had expected: students wandering around in slightly drab clothing carrying lots of books. Two seconds later, I was deafened by ...get this... trance techno! That's right, nothing says ivy league university like a good ol' rave. I half expected the students to doff their dreary coats and pull out some glow sticks. This didn't happen. Instead, they wandered on like nothing was happening, and I noticed the giant stage on one side of the square, set up (as I later found out) to celebrate the 250th birthday of the uni.

ACK it's bedtime all of a sudden so I'll finish my story tomorrow afternoon....

Friday, October 17, 2003

Boarding the plane to NY in about 3 hours. If anyone wants any college trinkets, souvenirs, mementos, tokens, whatnots, whimsies, boon, bounty or booty, shoot me an e-mail.

This a timely and much needed escape from school and life on the rock. For one reason or possibly several, this week has been less than kind to someone who thought that everything was fine and dandy. Most of these problems can be linked, I believe, to my lack of concentration and attention during most parts of the day. Not sure if I can change this or not.. we'll see!

Anyways, I hope everyone has a lovely, relaxing weekend - don't worry too much, but stay on top of things, otherwise you'll end up like me.

Next weekend, I think we should all get together and have some (kosher) fun... dig?

Thursday, October 16, 2003

The (After) Opera Experience

I won't share much about the Opera itself - it was long and dramatic and the sets were highly realistic - because it was after the Opera that the fun began.

I can't tell the whole night as a long story, so I'll just list a few images and you can sort them out for yourself -

---the license plate of a truck that read A55450N. most of you probably won't get that.
---the realization that to get anywhere, you must first drive towards something, turn around, drive away an equal distance, then turn around again and drive back.
---Kenneth mothering Kai about his clothes and Kai mothering Kenneth about his sleeping habits.
---Matt jumping out of the car at a red light, running back and hopping into the car stopped behind us.
---Twombley calling Matt Inspector Gadget in reference to his many coats.
---Me, reaching over the counter at Dicks to grab a napkin. The cashier scolding me sharply, saying "Please don't do that!!"
---finding out that Dicks really isn't on Puget Sound

You'll probably see similar posts from everyone else who experienced this. Look for more description in theirs, as mine does not do this night justice.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Leaving for New York in 3 days... almost forgot I was going. Should be nice to have a little break, even if it is college visits.

The college process is profoundly confusing.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Top of the morning to ya!

With about 150 g of sugar and maybe a liter of caffeine floatin in my veins, I'm nearing the end of my essay! Mmm, this much stimulant has a really interesting effect on my body: I can't actually stop moving my leg. I'm sure it'll be sore later.

People in Michigan are waking up and yelling at me as they prepare for school.

"But O God, under the weight of life, things seem so much better on the other side...."
Anata no monkey gosenzo apple sama ni carburetor kao o awase rare masuka!

Only one person will get that, and I doubt he reads these.

This has been a disgustingly stressfull weekend, and it ain't over yet.

Look forward to a post at around 4am, while I'm in the depths of my
essay on suffering. Hey, speaking of suffering into truth... isn't that
what school is?

What's more painful: the life you willfully examined, or the life you
were forced to examine?

Sunday, October 12, 2003

What to do, if you aren't who you thought you were?

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Hehe ok so Kenneth predicted that I would respond first so of course I must oblige...

1. What is your name? Christopher Galloway Kemp

2. What color pants are you wearing? Bleu

3. What are you listening to right now? Computer humming

4. What are the last four digits of your phone number? 0415

5.What was the last thing you ate? Bagel with pesto and roasted pepper mmmm

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Dark green

7. Where do you plan to go on your honeymoon? New Zealand!

8. What is the weather right now? Misty

9. Last person you talked to on the phone? Mum

10. What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Eyes

11. Do you like the person that sent you this? d00d, he's a d00d

12. How are you today? My head hurts cause I just took the SAT

13. Your favorite drink? Thai Iced Tea

14. Your favorite alcoholic drink? Dunno

15. How do you eat an Oreo? Twist and crunch

16. What's the last CD you bought? Madlib - Blue Note Mixes

17. Hair color? Brown

18. Eye Color: Green

19. Do you wear contacts? If i'm not too lazy

20. Siblings and their ages: Nicholas, 15

21. Favorite month? June

22. Favorite foods? Italian, Thai

23. Last movie you watched? Drumline at the band party WOO

24. Favorite day of the year? Last day of school

25. Do you like scary or happy movies better? Happy. I also like sad movies, but not scary ones

26. Summer or Winter? Summer in Seattle, Winter places where is snows

27. Hugs or Kisses? Hugs... i love the smell of girls hair

28. Relationship or one night stands? Le premier

29. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate

30. Do you want your friends to write back? I think I'm the last

31. Who is most likely to respond? Everyone has taken this already!

32. Who is least likely to respond? See above

33. Living Arrangements? Single room, single bed

34. What books are you reading? Quicksilver

35. What's on your mouse pad? It's blue right now

36. Favorite board game? Scrabble

37. Favorite magazine? Wired

38. Favorite Smells? Quince fruit, girls hair

39. Least favorite smells? Sweat, bananas

40. Worst feeling in the world? Making a big mistake with respect to friends

41. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?  GO AWAY

42. Favorite colors? Dark greens, blues

43. How many rings before you answer the phone?  2.1257

44. Do you think the glass is half empty or half full? Half full

45. Favorite movies? Snatch

46. What's under your bed? A blanket

47. Favorite number? 16 (2*2*2*2)

48. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you? He likes to help people

49. What CD/tape do you have in your stereo?  Morcheeba - Big Calm

50. Favorite TV shows: TV? Simpsons

Is that the end? How fun.... *cough*

More when I get home.

Friday, October 10, 2003

Today: reading Quicksilver and taking a practice SAT. Marching band tonight (MI vs. Bellevue). David is about to be whooped by Goliath.

My brother woke me up this morning, offering cash if I would take him to Bellevue. I said that he'd better not offer two dollars. He offers five. I return to sleep.

More after the game!

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Later has come much sooner than expected.

So, today I remembered that band audition tapes were due in a little over two weeks, and that worried me a little. Then the band directors mentioned that all-state tapes were due in a week. That worried me some more. Then they said that taping would begin on Monday.

And thus the start of an interesting day.

Several of us had heated arguments over the wording of 1/6 of a takehome calculus test problem. The same takehome that I'd forgotten about until around 9:30 last night. Someone mentioned an inclass quiz. I'd forgotten about the quiz. *woops*

The dark and light cycles of photosynthesis are beginning to feel like two boxing gloves beating me into the ground without showing any signs of stopping. I think Welch is worried we'll fail the test without repeated lectures (we will anyways).

SATs on Saturday. Found out what "sycophant" means.

Oh yes, and I now have a stock of brownies. Thanks Kristine!
Soo it's the end of the week (didn't know Metrathon was a federal holiday), but I'm busy at the moment so I'll post more later!
Combine sleep deprivation, french class, sugar, and caffeine and I feel like no more than a bundle of nerves, ready to take over the world.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Blogs are "it" baby... an exchange of useless information that may one day rival porn for internet dominancy! Thousands of lives regurgitated out in digital form, a day reduced to ones and zeroes, and each fighting for readers.

And me? Well, you hear a raging river, you gotta pee.