my brother dave
silent devil

Friday, April 30th
load up on guns, and bring your friends
Come as you are...

click for picture galleryand then put on something 90s for me baby and walk it around in a circle. It's me, I'm updating after another lovely 1589 bash. The 90's Party 2: Electric Boogaloo. I missed the first 90's party, last semester, because I had the mono. But this time I was set to rock like it 1991 and Nevermind was changing the world.

I went as Kurt Cobain. Let me set you straight here, I love theme parties, I like getting compliments for creativity, it's something that I consider myself halfway adept at. So costume parties are always a good idea as far as I am concerned. There have always been two people that I have wanted an excuse to dress up as, Groucho Marx and Kurt Cobain. Two of my heros, two relatively distinctive figures, two costumes that I have now thoroughly rocked into danwho history.

My dad was the one who got me into grunge rock when it burst on the scene, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and the like. I always tell people that and they go "wow, your dad is cool" and he is, so now I've told you, so feel free to react the way you feel necessary.

Throughout the night I got plenty of "Yeaahhh Kurt Cobain, you rock" 's and some "With the lights out, it's less dangerous" 's but I would have to say that I got way too many "Hey who's that girl supposed to be?" 's and "You're a pretty lady" 's. And one "Don't mack it to that girl, she's busted" to Ed while I was talking to him.

The party was pretty huge for a thursday night the week before finals and 4 kegs got kicked very quickly. It was impossible to move around with all those animals and wearing a wig, a sweater and jeans, I was dying inside so I spent most of the night outside on the lawn.

Hours later and I'm still brushing hair out of my eyes feeling like I'm wearing the wig, but I'm not wearing it...It's like when you go roller skating and hours later you still feel like you're wearing the skates...which is a fitting analogy because Michael P Keown was saying how when all your eyes could see was 90s with the timeless music playing that it felt like a rollerrink.

More than anything the point of the update is to grab your attention for a second so you go look at the new picture gallery from the night. So go look, its not like its difficult to click and look.

I'm gonna go, I have to clean the spraypaint off my wall in my room that says "Danwho Smells like Right Guard." oooh obscure reference...
danwho kissed you on the nose on 04.30.04 @ 07:06 AM [link]

Wednesday, April 28th
Another chance at a first impression
Hi thanks for coming,

Perhaps you've noticed the new digs, so I guess there's no point in getting right down to business without first acknowledging the fact that the landscape is a little different. So I have a new layout, "Isn't it great, it's my birthday gift, to me..ahhh I'm soo haaappy."

Today, April 28th, is my birthday, don't be fooled, it's just another day. I've never been that big on my birthday. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those people who dreads their birthday for one reason or another. I just can't get that excited about being the center of attention if I haven't done anything worthy of it. But when I'm proud of myself for something and they play my song, I'll dance in the spotlight until the cows come home...and eat everything in your house and leave you explaining to the insurance company why you let cows into the house.

I don't count down the days until the anniversary of my birth because too much anticipation opens the door for a possible let down. I never expect anything special and therefore am pleased by the slightest things...a sunny day, a good parking space, or a flying talking dog that warns me that I'm about to step in a pothole.

Last year I made a point of not telling anyone that my it was my birthday until I had to explain why I was going to pick up a cake, balloon and sub sammich party pack that my mother had sent me. And I had spent the entire day on the quad with Angel, Nicole and Ryan and they did a fantastic job acting shocked when I finally told them halfway through the day that it was in fact my birthday. However my good friend Michael P Keown who is my neighbor back home had already informed everyone that it was my birthday and had arranged a very festive surprise party and during the very hectic week before finals to boot.

I hadn't eaten anything all day and got drunk with ridiculous quickness. Sometime later I did 10 dizzy bat spins and beat the shit out of a pinata. You can click here for a clip of the video of me and the pinata, (video courtesy of James at CannedJam, but hosted on my site to save his bandwidth). Anyway if you think that the best preparation for the future is to learn from the past and really want to know the whole story click here.

Some notables with the same birthday from youngest to oldest are:
  • Jessica Alba (Remember how hot she was in Idle Hands...uuuhhh)
  • Penelope Cruz (How about hat Coca-Cola commercial, the one where she sucks down the coke and burps)
  • Jim Gargiulo (My cousin, one time politician, hockey coach, and all-around good guy)
  • Barry Larkin (Cinncinatti Reds baseball player)
  • Jay Leno (Seems like a good guy but he's no Letterman)
  • Saddaam Hussein (Crazy fuck)
  • James Monroe (5th President)
  • Oskar Schindler (of Schindlers list)

Since I've spent the past week working on the new layout and ignoring the old one, I have stockpiled quite a few updates. Since only one update will be on the main page at a time, I'm not going to throw one a day at you but how about one every other day for 20 days.

Oh and about that, previous updates will be available by clicking the non-highlighted explorer bar at top or going to previous update in the drop down box. So you might want to check it if you haven't been here in a few days and a new update is on the main page. Whatever, shutup. For additional site navigation information see my previous update.
danwho kissed you on the nose on 04.28.04 @ 12:03 AM [link]

Sunday, April 25th
layout and overlap
So yes I got my hair done, thanks for noticing.

Click around, fun for everyone. The subpages can be reached from the desktop icons, or the mini-explorer-browser drop down box. Links are still on your left, look at them now and smile...ahh familiarity.

You can search Icerocket, the best search engine on the planet, from the field on top of the mini-explorer-browser too.

The start menu bar on the bottom of your screen will occassionaly contain easter-egg type goodies, that might just change all the time. So get clicking.

From now on you can click on the non-highlighted explorer title bar (up top) to go back one entry, but this is going to be the first entry in this new format.

The updates previous to this layout change can be found at april 2004.

Every update before that will be where they've always been, which is on the site history page.

Thanks with kisses,
danwho kissed you on the nose on 04.25.04 @ 07:53 PM [link]

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