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I want to know the things your thinking. [02 Jan 2009|02:56pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

So I haven't written in this thing since—last year (no pun intended.) But really, I've neglected writing sappy entries for the sake of readers. Why? Because since October 31st, a lot of things have went on. I thought I'd spare most the details, but a lot of it had to do with my relationship ending, girls coming through like a revolving door—and unwanted attention by them as well. Seriously, I was single for a few days, and all I had was girls asking me to hang out with them, and ex girlfriends telling me, "I wish I never broke up with you" and all of these little things. I'm not cocky, nor am I a jackass (as many of you know) but I'm not stupid, I notice these things—and I put it all on hold.

Other than that, here are my new year’s resolutions?
- Spend Less Money, save more & payoff credit cards.
- Go to 10 Cubs Games.
- Don't drink a lot—but only during baseball season.
- Lose 10 pounds (although all of you say if I lose more, and I quote, "there will be nothing left.")
- Fall madly in love with a sweet girl.
- Start playing music again, except not with the same asshole musicians I had to deal with the past year.
- Make new friends.
- Move on to a different school (psychology or computers?)
- Make enough money.
- Vacation to Haunted Alton in the spring/vacation in the summer.
- Get a fire pit for some bonfires in the summer.
- Have a small summer party.
- Definitely have another Fourth of July party.


I think that’s all for now.

Oh, and I get another Tattoo tonight!

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Come on Come All [03 May 2008|04:14pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

A lot is going on around me now, and I don't know what to think of it. Everyone seems to be mad at some one--or something for that matter. I mean, I have absolutely nothing to be upset about, so I'm having the time of my life actually. OK I'm not having the time of my life, but I'm trying to have fun with my life. I wish other people would do the same thing though, because it seems like everyone is trying too hard, or they're just not happy in general. I don't know if I want to surround myself with those types of people anymore. I want to continue to move in a direction were I'm very comfortable, and happy. I just wish my friends would do the same, instead of setting themselves up for what ever grievance they're in. My advice, relax OK? All of you have a life ahead of today, and so much to look forward to. Even though you say "no" or even "yes," you have to believe that the good will come to all of you. Everyone has to just be patient, and live their life right now in this present time. Please don't worry about what other people might think or say about you, I love you all for who you guys are. I wonder if any of you will read this, and just say "shit, he's right." I don't want you to literally say that, but to think about it.

I'm living a stress free life right now, and you need to do the same; things will get easier if you allow them to. Just quit worrying OK?

This is directed to all of my friends, not anyone in general, but to everyone. I just don't want to see anyone else hurt themselves mentally anymore.

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My updated life [01 Apr 2008|08:14pm]
[ mood | determined ]

I haven't written in here since my after birthday post, so I figured I'd come back and write one to keep all of you updated. I'm actually in the midst of figuring things out. I really miss school actually, and as much fun as I'm having being home and sleeping all day to go to work at night, it's really not that exciting. I honestly feel like I'm affecting my future by just sitting here, plus I feel like a bum anyway. I can't wait to go back in the fall and finish my schooling at Harper. I seriously have 3 more classes until I'm done there anyway; it won't cost that much, so I don't really know what I'm doing. The band is ok, we played our first real band show Saturday, and I had so much fun doing so. I forgot how fun it was to go up there on a stage and play to people. I don't even care if they like what I'm doing or not, I just had an incredible amount of fun. I'm excited because this Friday I'm playing a show as well, and in a couple of weeks I'm going to the Cubs game with Karl. I'm still in dismay after a loss on opening day yesterday, however it was an eventful game. I just hope this team does something more than a 1 round play off stint from last year.

I've taken up drinking since my turning of 21. I know before I was heavily against it, but I believe I was (now that I think about it,) because I wasn't old enough to do it, and I still think that younger people who do it are stupid. Honestly though, good things come to those who wait. I don't know if drinking is considered good, but to most of you it probably is because it seems like that's what a lot of people do for fun (even myself for that fact.) I don't want to make it an annual thing either, so maybe I should start cutting back when I can. My family has a history of alcoholism, and I don't want to be yet another generation of Sandberg's who pass along that trait. I've also gained 10 pounds (before being 21 actually,) and I practically know why too. Its muscle, and I've gained it in my chest (abs) and I need to break that down again. Some of my clothes don't exactly fit and it bugs the crap out of me. I'm going to try and run and lose that muscle mass I gained or something, because I honestly don't like it there. Sorry, I'm complaining about what I've gained, but at least I'm not what I used to look like I guess.

I'm thinking about cutting my hair shorter again. Right now, it's got that scene look to it, which isn't bad, but it's too much to deal with. I straighten the damn set of hair every day, and I have to wait for it to dry and all this stuff. It's kind of ridiculous, so I don't know. Plus, summer is coming up soon, and I don't know if I want to stand under a straightener when it's 80 plus degrees outside. Maybe I'll trim that or something, I don't even know.

I keep telling myself that I'm going to find some one to fill my void soon, however it seems that for my taste, it will be damn near impossible to even find someone remotely interested in who I am. There are a lot of things I don't like about myself, and that would easily carry over into a bad relationship. But still, having some one incredibly sweet around would be wonderful. I just miss the summer relationship I had, which was probably just another incredible page in my life. I just want to help make a difference in some girl’s life though. I know I'm not a perfect person at all, and I'm not much to look at, but I want someone to just want my company around--and enjoy it. I think that would be really cool for me actually. I'll see what happens.

I also want to help people in this life; I want to be remembered for something; I don't know why though, but I'm having that feeling.

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You've got me poppin' champagne [02 Mar 2008|01:17pm]
[ mood | content ]

You've got me poppin' champagne
I'm at it again
Caught up in the moment
But not in the right way


Before midnight hit, I was as anxious as anyone about to turn 21 could be. I sat there in Denny's, thanking the numerous of friends who sent me texts, and IM's, wishing me to have a happy birthday. About 15 minutes after midnight, the group I was with decided to try our 7-11 on Ridge and Devon Ave. I walked up as jittery as ever, and I opened the door to the liquor store. I walked in as though I owned the place, walked back and opened the freezer door--and bought a 6 pack of Mikes Hard Lemonade. I brought it up to the counter, was asked to see my I.D, and as I stumbled in my wallet, I was nervous; but I had nothing to be nervous about, because I was officially 21. He accepted my oblique sad story for an I.D, and typed up my number into the computer. I walked out of the place, clicking my heals in the parking lot. The group and I drove back to my home, like hillbillies, drank in my driveway at 1 o'clock in the morning.

I stumbled into my house after drinking a little too much, and I eventually passed out, woke up 4 hours later, and made my vegan chocolate cake. I passed out again, showered, changed, got ready, and drove to get the singer of my band (who in which by the way,) wound up not going. For my birthday, all I wanted to do was have a nice meal at my favorite restaurant in the entire world; Pick-Me-Up cafe on Chicago's north side, which happens to be the coolest little coffee shop/cafe which serves vegan food, as well as good non-vegan food. I really wanted to stop at Graceland Cemetery and view the "statue of death" and the grave of the 6 year old girl's monument, which is encased in glass, which happens to disappear on storm nights and stuff--not to mention you're supposed to see her walking around and playing hide and go seek too. It was cold, but I didn't want to drag some of the people that where around me anymore, because it seemed like I was one of the only people that wanted to see it.

At Pick-Me-Up, we met the cutest waitress in the entire world, and she happened to be our server too. She called me the birthday king, gave me high fives, and got all this cool stuff for me. I had strawberry vegan cake, vegan smore pie, a vegan burger, a vegan chocolate oreo shake, and vegan chili. It was a lot of food, but it was so worth it. The group and I took the bus back to Addison's train stop, and we took the train back to Rosemont, where we proceeded to go home and have more cake. After that, I went to band practice, left to come home and pass out. I had a wonderful birthday actually, and it was well spent with the people I care about the most.

Why don't you say so?
I think I'm caught in between
The nights and days fly by
When I'm lost on the streets
And my eyes, they despise you for who I am
Why don't you say so?
Why don't you say so?


Recently I was screwed over by some stupid girl, but that's always a story I replay over and over. It's not too bad actually, I don't feel bad about it, but I was just shocked that the girl was dating me and some other guy with out telling me about it. I found out the hard way after logging into facebook yesterday morning at 9am. It's worse to know that when we talked this morning, all she could tell me was that she didn't have to tell me anything that was going on. Not to mention, she couldn't wait for me either. It's situations like this, that I've been involved in so many times, which actually links me to disbelief. This is why it always takes me time to get involved with some one, because of stupid little things like this. I'm not the one who's wrong at all actually, it's these girls who waltz in that have a problem. After all, I've been blaming myself for so long because I thought this was all me; turns out I'm feeling quite good about this. I've been dealing with it so much that, it just doesn't phase me. I look at it this way, one girl won't mind the wait, and she'll respect the fact that I like to take my time.


I tried a song theme, where I'd post the lyrics as a sort of fore shadowing before the next paragraph. Just because the song spliced, has to do with what's going on you know? I thought it was clever; probably done before, but none the less I was happy about it.

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For the longest time, I couldn't love her to save my life. [12 Oct 2007|11:53am]
[ mood | anxious ]

Thing's happen for a reason--I am a believer of this very much. How is it that almost a month ago now, I'm still sick because of a break up? I mean, it's not a really big deal if I think about it, but I find it strange that I'm still sick since that long night of crying. I remember waking up no more than 2 hours later, sicker than hell; eating cookies; drinking soy milk; and putting drums in my car at 5 am. That was a terrible day, I played a show at a damn mall, and I wound up feeling even worse through out the day. I look back on that now and reflect on what and why I felt so bad. Granted this was a person who I felt was ideally perfect for me, but who really is? I sat up last night while watching Chasing October, and I realized that I've moved on. I really don't need anyone right now, and even if I had some one, I still can't afford to be with them. I'm not making the kind of money I was in the summer, so that is completely out of the question. I want girls to stay away from me; they're terrible news and I want no part of them. I might feel differently in the next couple of months, but my insides suggest much different. I do not need anything right now--nothing at all. What I really need, is to succeed.

I have read that succession means, to accomplish what was first set out to do; a goal. My goal is to be happy with my school life, and to pay off what I have now in debt. My other goal is to get cracking on this new sound the band has produced--its much different than ska or punk. It's very catchy--indie and powerful. For those three hours of practice at the church last weekend, I realized there is so much more the three of us can do; we just need a few more puzzles; keyboard and a second guitar to finish. We played for so long and hard, that my hands where bleeding. Think I'm kidding? I had blisters (one in which is still there and has hardened under my skin,) that have popped, then started to bleed all over the place. Potential is very high for this band now, everything seems to be on the right track, not to mention we have a practice this weekend coming up too.

Tomorrow I'm visiting Bachelors Grove Cemetery, and today I'm going over to Six Flags Great America to the famous Fright Fest. That should be a lot of fun, however I don't have the gas to drive there, but I'm going to do it anyway (stupid me.) This is a very productive weekend, all in which I should stay in doors for; to get better for crying out loud.

I had my teacher tell me this week, that my writing is passionate and colorful. I've never had some one tell me that before, I mean, we have to write journal entries for class--they're required you know. When we do write them, I throw in things here and there, my weekend, and experiences. She seems to like them very much, which is wonderful I suppose. If I'm such a talent, maybe I should consider writing or something involving it to do with my major now. I have no idea, I'm very indecisive. Good thing I'm attending a community school, I already changed my major already to something else. At least I'm not away at a university screwing myself over.

As for people in general, they really do suck. I've had to deal with babies and stuff over the past week. I'm speaking metaphorically of course, because they certainly act like it. I was actually quite happy when we didn't talk for the week or so; because It gave me time to just forget and I didn't have to deal with them. That was the best feeling--it also drives people crazy when they can't talk to you. It is very true actually, I've learned a new combat tactic that drives people up a wall. When some one is mad at you, or wants to argue or fight verbally with you, just shut your mouth and walk away. Don't give into their crap, just leave them a lone. Block them from what ever in your life that you need to, and just let them suffer. It drives them more crazy when they can't talk to you and fight with you, rather than you having to sit there and fight with them. They'll come to their senses and realize things, as well as you.

I hope I get better, I deserve it. Being on 5 different medications and taking them roughly at the same time--could most likely do major damage to my frontal lobes. Seriously...I'm gone now, goodbye.

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Because if you want me to, I'll wait for you. [15 Sep 2007|11:16pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

All week I anticipated the worse, after all, I have a wonderful gut; who tends to actually tell me the right things; why? I don't know at all actually, but I'm sure glad I'm stuck with a gut that's always right. Well, that was sarcasm, I'm really not glad I have a psychic gut.

Anyway, I was excited and nervous last night. The car ride up to Kristen was the worse thing in the world. I wound up calling Meghann, I wanted her to calm me down. I remember her words, "no matter what happens, call me, I'm here for you." I remember what I said next, "no matter what happens, I'm calling you."

I guess I expected too much, because I kept playing in my head that, when I pulled up and got out of my car; she would have ran up, and threw her arms around me. However, in the back of my mind, I knew damn well that wasn't going to happen at all. Some how, I still have little hope in everything, when I know I shouldn't. Well, it turns out when I pulled up (after getting lost,) I parked my car. Only to find Kristen and her sister standing by their car waiting for me, as if planned out that way.

I took a deep breath, turned off my car, took one more and walked out. I remember walking up to them, as they stood there by her car. Her sister Meagan greeted me, said it was nice to see me. "Nice to see you again too Meagan," as I said muttering. As her sister walked up the driveway and into her friends house, I looked at Kristen; still expecting her to run into my arms, but only this time she just looked at me. She had no expression on her face, not even a smile. I finally maned up, and asked her what was wrong. That's when the whole thing started, the talk.

She said that it didn't feel like we where in a relationship anymore; that every time she called me (vice versa,) we where out with our friends and didn't talk. I got into it saying, well I don't remember what I said, but it surely wasn't the only thing. As I completely contradicted that whole entire statement. Yes, bad excuse there to use Kristen, but anyway. We got deeper involved with our talk, and it wound up coming down to her telling me many things. "Richy, you're a perfect guy, I don't deserve you." OK, every girl in the world deserves a guy like me, if not better. Especially girls who have terrible past relationships, boys who treat them like total garbage, and as tools to their sexual desires. Sorry, I'm not a boy who wants to treat girls like pieces of lamb chops, or as sexual fulfillment. At this point I was pacing back and fourth in the street, starting to cry. Crying my eyes out as she continued to tell me how great of a guy I am, how perfect I am, and how she can't appreciate me because of the problems she's having. Such as her not being able to handle long distance after all, and the stress of school taking a horrible turn on her. I guess I'm just not worth shooting through all of it with, I apologize, I really really do. I sat down eventually, because pacing back and fourth became a big problem; I could barely stand. I remember her sitting down next to me, and me asking her "did I do something wrong? This always happens to me and I just don't understand it." It got to the point where she literally grabbed my face, and I looked her straight in the eye, and she told me "you didn't do anything." If I'm such a perfect guy, and let's face it, all of you girls want one; why give one up? I know you're young and probably have many things to do at Madison Wisconsin University, but my god; I'm willing to do what ever it takes.

Not the point actually, and with that; it being, I've heard that said to me before. I came out and just said, "hey, I've heard this before, just tell me the truth; what's really going on?" Well, she informed me that she has an eating disorder, and with the therapist she currently sees, she's trying to "figure her shit out," which are her exact words; not mine. She then proceeded to tell me that I will meet another girl, and very soon, who will be able to appreciate all of things I do for her. Maybe I don't want to meet any other girls. I remember telling her it took me two whole years to even find a girl like her, a girl I knew I could get along with, and well for that matter. It might take me another two years to even find some one remotely good, if not better; really. Anyway, she then said "remember the time you and I where sitting on my couch, and I mentioned that I had a feeling we where meant to be?" At this point I replied with, "well yes," as I wiped away tear after tear. She then replied with, "well, I still feel that it could be that way, only time will tell." I remember after hearing that, me telling her that I'm probably going to be another boy that she tells her girlfriends, and future boyfriends; telling them "yeah, this boy I dated was really crazy..." Or her friends saying, "what ever happened with that boy you dated? The Vegan? Jesus, he sounded nuts." Better yet, "God he was really screwed up, wasn't he? Glad you're out of that." Yeah, I can actually feel that happening, we all do it right? No matter how good of a relationship it was. No matter what, I feel as if I'm the lowest, and lowest of the world. I really felt torn up about all of this, as if I had lit cigarettes burned out on my arm. The pain that shot through my entire body, was excruciating. I remember getting up after not talking, and just saying I don't want her to sit out there and freeze anymore; it was really cold.

I stood by my car, crying more, as she stared back at me; blankly. She then came up to me, and hugged me. My arms laid limp, and I eventually got the courage behind my tears, to put my arms around her too. When I did this, I just cried on her shoulder, over and over. I eventually said, "I want you to do something for me. Please, no matter what happens, if you meet a boy who is better than me at all, please let me be the first to know. I don't care if you're worried about hurting me, I want to hear about him no matter what." I really meant it too, all of it. I want to make sure she can find some one else, who will actually treat her much better than me. Who knows if she'll be able to, apparently I'm one of the 10% of real good guys in the world, while the other 90%, are jag offs. Now that I remember, I know I mentioned that she's going to find another boy soon too, but she just laughed at it, and said "I don't want to; I can't handle any of that now." To think now, I would have been done making her dinner, at the time of me writing this of course. I can't even remember all of what was said, and I think I'm leaving important details out, but I can't remember them now; for my mind is a complete and utter blur. I apologize to you readers, I really do; I can't help it now, too much has bitten me in the past 24 plus hours.

I don't know how interpret this whole thing, maybe I really wasn't the problem. However, I know right now I'm still depressed, and might be for a long while. I know what a lot of you are going to comment and tell me; tell me to get over this and it's just another girl, or that there are many out there. Sure, there might be many out there, but every one is certainly different; we all know this. This girl, has not only opened my musical background a bit more, my tastes, my eyes, and certainly heart, that I might not find any one near that; at least not for another two years right? Oh gosh, who knows, I'm already crying writing this out now. I cannot really handle it anymore, and it's getting worse, for I can barely read the screen now as it is.

I'm so sorry that you guys have to keep reading this, for I felt this was the only place I could write back in. This Journal itself has been through a lot. It has housed my many relationships, especially the one that changed my life, years ago. I am so sorry everyone, really I am.

I still have the $30.00 bouquet of flowers I got her last night, sitting on my table with out water, hearing my mother say "what are you doing back with the flowers?" This statement pained me more than anything, first thing I heard walking in the door. She guessed it right today, good mom good mom. I even started to eat the cookies I got up Thursday morning at 6:00am to bake her, purely out of guilt and shame. I took the picture frame of me and her, the one she gave me before she left for school; and I put it away in my closet; hidden from plain view. I took the key chain with our picture in it, and left it on the curb where we sat, along with her key chain given to me as well. Maybe all of this will help, but it's truthfully doubtful at this point.

One day, I really do hope I get at least one more opportunity. Maybe I'll meet her outside of Streets Of Woodfield again, and we can start all over; like we did the first time. Until then, goodbye.

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Oh yeah! [30 Aug 2007|02:51pm]
[ mood | chipper ]




Check Their Single Out ===>




Yeah, I kind of posted like a crazy person in this entry, but it's for a good purpose. Listen to this band, they'll make you dance, oh and happy too.
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Those City Lights, they're to bright to see... [21 Dec 2006|06:06pm]
[ mood | calm ]

So I got a C in english 101, and an A in web 190. Every one and their dog knows, I own at web design, so the A wasnt a surprise. The other class I got a B in for web. Reason being, I didn't submit three assignments. I did the math, got lazy with points, and decided a B was all I'll work for. As for the GPA, it was stuck at 2.60 (if I remember correctly). Ok, its not what I hoped for, but overall; the GPA is at 2.78. The C made it go down yet again, and if I took one more class it would have helped. Well, if I stayed in math class I could have had a damn higher grade...well maybe not.

This semester, there are 4 classes instead of the 3 I took (minus the one I with drew from). Its going to be a different kind of challange, due to all of the classes being non-math courses.

In other news, Christmas is almost here, and that means presents. Wait, what am I saying? I think this is the time for every one to show their real selves, and be greedy. Yes, you heard it correctly, as fun as giving is, recieving is the best part and you know it; all of you.

I also get to see my cousin Jess Monday, and the rest of my odd family. Saturday is a very nice day, because I get to see Lauren from my english class. I guess you can say its a sort of "school girl crush" that I have on this person, however it seems to be that things are rolling in my favor. Why? My attitude is a definite reason, I just dont care anymore and choose not to care. It seems that people like people who dont flip out and are calm. Yeah, I'm usually not so calm about these situations, but I've decided to do whats best for Richy.

Over and out, I'm done.

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[14 Feb 2006|07:48am]
Your Candy Heart Says "First Kiss"


You're a true romantic who brings an innocent hope to each new relationship.


You see the good in every person you date, and you relish each step of falling in love.





Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a romantic dinner your sweetie cooks for you





Your flirting style: friendly and sweet





What turns you off: cynics who don't believe in romance





Why you're hot: you always keep the romance alive

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Fuck [20 Nov 2005|05:53pm]
[ mood | cranky ]

I have to quit being shy. Thats all I have to say, I'm getting tired of it.

Weekend had it's definite strong points. A lot of stuff I wish didn't happen, but did. What can you do? Oh I know, bitch about it in Live Journal. YAY.

Fuck you Richy

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Tomorrow!! [24 Jun 2005|06:30pm]
[ mood | crazy ]

ATTENTION ALL BAND MEMBERRS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FRIENDS. WE ARE GOING TO MEET UP AT MY HOUSE TOMORROW MORNING AT 9:00AM! MAKE SURE YOU ARE HERE AT 9:00AM SO WE CAN LEAVE TO GET BREAKFAST AND THEN MAKE OUR WAY OVER TO GET A SLOT! AGAIN, MEET HERE AT 9:00AM!



Love Richy
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[16 Jun 2005|11:03pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Tomorrow, All Band Members and Photo/Filmers MEET at my house at about 3:30pm. We have to leave here that early to make it downtown chicago for the show. The info and directions are at www.toetappingscoundrels.tk . I do not know if I will have enough printed out. I have only 4 little slips of paper with directions on each. Carpool and be here on time, we have to leave and avoid traffic. I am now told that we are playing second instead of headling. Goodnight!




I am 97% Ska.
Skank -a- Rama
Pick it up, I skank! I am one full-fledged crazy Rudie, I
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[09 Jun 2005|10:18pm]
[ mood | enraged ]

Everyone In The band, Photographers, Equipment buddies and what not, meet at my house tomorrow at 5:00pm!!! I will print directions to the venue :)!



Love Richy

PS


If you feel like attending the show tomorrow night, you can visit our website here ---> www.toetappingscoundrels.tk

It has the directions under the SHOWS section of the website!!!!!

See you all tomorrow!
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[14 May 2005|01:00am]
[ mood | crappy ]

Everyone in the band and will be witht he band tomorrow night... please meet at my house at 4:30pm tomorrow!!!! I will provide you all with directions to the venue!



Surgery went well, I'm in a lot of pain, tomorrow should be a lota fun (sarcastic). I will be heavily medicated.

That is all.
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Pictures...Oh Goodness [17 Mar 2005|11:31pm]

They say that people change over time. You will definatley get a first hand look at change when you see these, I guarentee it. Take a look for yourself...you'll see what I mean.

 

Old Pictures Of Me, You Will Be Disapointed If You Do Not SEE!Collapse )

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[05 Mar 2005|01:23pm]
Your Future! by sum41prin
Name or LJ username:
Home:
Location:Anchorage, Alaska
Job:mall Santa
How much youll make per year:$21,464
Vehicle:
Quiz created with MemeGen!
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No were to go tonight... [09 Feb 2005|10:45pm]
[ mood | The World Is Crazy ]

I realized that chex mix is one of the greatest snack foods, and yet, it doesn't have that much fat or anything in it. We have the low fat kind, and man it's addicting.

I had a phone call tonight, didn't think I'd get one. It made me happy to hear you again, I guess I'm not confused or anything at all anymore. I just have to trust what you said, and hope that your alright. I just don't want someone to lie to me, thats all.

Tomorrow is our shortened day. Then friday we have that damn pep rally thing. Wow stupid, but we get out even earlier. Not bad, not bad at all actually.

Saturday is the plainfield trip, promotional time. Hanging out with Ricky and his girlfriend sarah, and who ever else we run into. Ianoah? right nick?

Looking forward to a lot of things coming up. Practice tuesday, flyer passing out. The month of march we are booked out. One weekend we have 3 shows lined up, and april we are getting booked out too. Kinda nice that we are playing places.

Well I'm off, take care guys.

vist...www.toetappingscoundrels.tk For show pictures, they are now up!

Take care guys

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Surgery went well yesterday, the worst is yet to come though... [29 Jan 2005|10:18am]
[ mood | relieved ]

Let's here it for Richy being alive and well YAY! Anyways, yesterday I couldn't have been more nervous. I arrived at the hospital not knowing what to expect. Me and my mom got into the place, we got settled in. Two minutes later, after sitting down, they called me up. I had to get dressed in a robe and gown, and I sat in my designated room. After the nurse took my things and put them away, my mom came in to join me. I got an IV put in and a little wrist band to wear. After waiting for a long time, I had many questions asked me "Do you smoke? Do you do any recreational drugs? Whens the last time you ate or drank"? After answering them a billion times, It got annoying, but I knew it was for my own will.

Then then anisteshiaoligist (god I butchered it) came in to talk to me. He asked me the same questions as before, yada yada yada. Then my surgin Dr. Giessler came in and talked to me, asked me how I was feeling. After that the nurse came in and said they where ready for me, so she walked me down the hallways and led me to my operating room. The Nurses and Doctors begain to talk to me to comfort me if you will. A lot of them said it was cool that I was in a band, and one of the nurses daughters goes to my school and has heard of my band. Kinda nice to hear, but then the oxygen mask got put on over my face. After laying down for a bit breathing in oxygen, the anisteshiaoligist (yes I butchered it again) told me the happy sleepy medicine was being served through my IV and I should relax and take slow breaths. Next thing I knew, I passed out, woke up in recovery with a few nurses walking around me, taking notes and what not.

A few of them said I was a very cute patient and they asked me if I needed anything to drink. I told them no, because I wasn't much up for drinking around then. After that my mom came back in and I had to get redressed. Then my mom got to pull the car around and the nurse gave me medicine so I don't throw up. Kinda didn't work though, I kinda threw up in the car into a bag. But nothing came out, because I haven't eaten or drank anything since the night before. My mom picked me up a shake and a drink from mcdonalds, but I left them both in the refrigerator to drink later on. After that I came inside, still woozy from the medicine and passed out on the couch for a few hours. Then I called cat, and she came over to pick up money for the show tonight. After that she left, and I sat around yet again, and fell asleep.

Later Andrew, and Nick came by to talk to me. Then Brad and Ashley came by and they bought me Ballons, which are still hanging in my room as I type. Boy it was real nice seeing everyone stop by to visit me, it definetly put a big smile on my face, along with it brightening my heart :). Then everyone left, and I was alone again, but Kept busy watching my ska dvd. Then the doorbell rang again and omg a ton of people where outside. Nick, Andrew, Becca, Alex, Lisa, and Rena? They came inside and spent an hour in my room.

I can say now, that seeing everyone last night made my heart dance. It was absolutley beautiful, and I'm glad so many people do care about me. Thank you to everyone for coming by, commenting and hopeing that my surgery went well, and for dedicating or writing a journal entry to me. You have made my first surgical expeirence, one I'll never forget :) .



When I sated the worse was yet to come above, it's a true statement. What I have to do now is, starting tomorrow I can start taking showers, but, I have to do it carefully. My Mom or Dad, has to help me take them. One reason, because now I have a hole (like a cave) where my infected cist was, and what they have to do is sterolize guase pads, and shove them into the hole (cave) where my surgery was done twice a day for 2-3 weeks. Not my idea of a picnic and neither would it be for my parents, but it has to be done so it can heal properly and not get re infected. Not to menchon I have to go back to the doctor in about 3 weeks to get looked over to see if the wound is healing nicely. It will be healing from the inside out, so when my parents can't put any more gause in there, then it should be good enough to not have it happen anymore.

Oh yeah, funniest part of this whole thing is, I'm wearing pads. Kinda silly, but It helps my boxers from getting them blood soaked. And, it keeps the blood smell off of me, so people don't run away from me.

I hope to hear from Michelle this weekend :). Hearing her beautiful voice on the phone, would be absolutley wonderful :).

Well I'm going to go lay down once again, take care everyone, and thank you again :)

Love Richy
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*** SHOW(S) ANNOUNCMENTS!!! *** [27 Jan 2005|11:35pm]
Hello guys in the community, we know we havent posted much of anything as of late. We've been a busy band, and we have outside lives to attend to. But here is our calander coming up in shows, take a look...hopefully we will see you all out there!


Friday February 4th 2005


Location: Gary Morava Rec. Center 110 West Camp Mcdonald Road.


Prospect Heights Illinois


Cost: $6.00


Time: Doors Open at 6:30pm - Show starts at 7:00pm


Bands: Optional Rally Fun Pack, Middleweight, From Here On After, Toe Tapping Scoundrels, Decon Frost



Friday March 4th 2005 PROSPECT HEIGHTS SKA FEST


Location: Gary Morava Rec. Center 110 West Camp Mcdonald Road.


Prospect Heights Illinois


Cost: $6.00


Time: Doors Open at 6:30pm - Show Starts at 7:00pm


Bands: Manic Sewing Circle, Vampire Dolphin Repellant, Toe Tappng Scoundrels, Not Too Good, Law Abiding Citizens



Sunday March 6th 2005


Location: North Beach Downers Grove 1211 Butterfield Rd.


Cost: TBA


Time: TBA


Bands: Rude King, Manic Sewing Circle, Toe Tapping Scoundrels, Lord Mike And His Dirty Calypsonians



Friday April 1st BRADS BIRTHDAY AND APRIL FOOLS SHOW! (It's Still On, Don't Be Fooled By The Date!)


Location: Elk Grove Village VFW 400 East Devon Ave. Elk Grove Village ILL.


Time: Doors Open at 5:30pm - Show Starts at 6:00pm


Cost: $5.00 before 6:00pm, after 6:00pm it's $6.00


Bands: Tusker, Toe Tapping Scoundrels, THE REST ARE TBA!




Thank you guys, Hope to see you at these shows! Take Care Everyone!
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** TTS SHOW!!! ** [06 Jan 2005|10:33pm]
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Friday January 7th 2005


Indie/Ska Show!


Where: Elk Grove Village VFW (next to Krispy Kreme)
Location: 400 E. Devon Ave. Elk Grove Village Illinois 60007
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm (tts goes on at 9:30pm)
Cost: $5.00 Before 6:00pm, after 6:00pm it's $6.00
Bands: Lonconia, Downtown Singapore, Dormlife, Vampire Dolphin Repellant, The 9 Spot, and the...

TOE TAPPING SCOUNDRELS!!!


Please bring all of your friends to this show! Mark us down at the door! I swear you'll have a great time tomorrow! Swear!

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