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Oh Hello [Nov. 5th, 2015|11:20 pm]
Tanko Baggins
Hahahaha... so much has changed!

What has it been? Nearly 10 years! I can't even begin to recap a gap of time this big... but here's the highlights:

Summer 2007 - Worked at a law firm as a temp receptionist
Summer 2008 - Worked at an architecture firm as an intern
Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 Went to Paris for study abroad for 9 months
Summer 2009 - Worked at Papa John's Pizza as a delivery driver
Fall 2009 - Worked at Dressed Salads in Midtown Atlanta
Winter 2009 - Graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture
Spring 2010 - Moved to Athens, GA
Early 2010 - Worked as a telemarketer for 6 months ::shudders::
Fall 2010 - Summer 2013 Worked at Athens Student Business Services as a transcriptionist
Winter 2010 - Ended a 7-year relationship :-(
Summer 2011 - Began dating Beth :-)
Fall 2011 - Began Master's program in Environmental Planning and Design at UGA
Summer 2012 - Worked at Bork Architectural Design, Inc. as a Designer
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Worked an assistanceship with Dr. Jack Crowley working on the Downtown Athens Master Plan
Spring 2013 - Asked Beth to marry me!
Spring 2013 - Graduated from UGA!
Fall 2013 - Got married!!
Fall 2013 - Got a job as a city planner!!!
Fall 2013 - Moved to Oklahoma City!!!!
Winter 2013 - Began CarlessInOKC blog and radio segment
Spring 2014 - Began Pecha Kucha OKC

Getting this close to present day makes this more difficult because I don't yet have the perspective to tell what are going to be the big moments for my future memories.

All of these things in the list could have been worthy of a journal entry, and maybe I'll do that at some point in the near future.. it couldn't hurt! Re-reading all of the posts in this journal make me laugh, but mostly they make me cringe! It's a relic of a younger version of myself that definitely felt and meant at least most of what he wrote. I've grown a great deal and learned a lot about life since the time of these posts. The time between summer 2009 and summer 2011 were some of the hardest I've had to deal with, but I can actually say that since then things have really been trending upward.

Well, that's all for now. It's been nice doing this again.
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First one in a long while. [Nov. 29th, 2006|11:30 am]
Tanko Baggins
If the sun no longer could shine,
or if our love ran out of rhyme;
only you will hold my heart.
from now until the end of time.
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(no subject) [Nov. 28th, 2006|04:58 pm]
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I actually went to every single one of my classes today, Construction Tech, Sociology and History of Arch... you might call me an overachiever. haha. Tonight I'll be studying for physics because I have a test tomorrow, and that's on top of studio work that I will have to do. I'll probably be too stressed to function until tomorrow at 5 when I get out of class. Not too much else to say, other than that ZTA semiformal this weekend which I'm really physched for, mostly because I have the best looking date there, but also because I get to spend some time with my favorite ZTA, Cole and Craig are going to have a blast as well. I can't wait!
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(no subject) [Nov. 23rd, 2006|04:06 am]
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[mood |melancholymelancholy]
[music |Frou Frou- The Dumbing Down of Love]

It's Thanksgiving break and I feel incomplete. There's something missing right now... I miss my beautiful girlfriend, I miss seeing her smile. That's really all that I want, I just want her to be here with me now sitting on my lap and not letting me see the computer screen.. I want to interlock my fingers with hers and kiss the back of her neck.
It's a little strange being back home, I think I'm just overwhelmed with the sudden shift. I really wish that I could go back to 11th grade, Everything made sense then. I had a wonderful girlfriend, a great best friend who was always there. I had structure to my life, I was successful, I was smarter then.

I'm going to my uncle's house tomorrow with my family and then on Friday I'm going to UGA for the UGA GT game. I really hope we win, that would be pretty great. Stacie will be there, and that is what makes me happiest, and then the next weekend I'm going down to Valdosta with Craig and Cole for the ZTA semi-formal.

I just want to be happy again, and I won't be happy unless Stacie is there. 2 years, 8 months, and 22 days. I'm still in love, so much that it hurts. I want to be done with college and be able to live the rest of my life with Stacie. I hope I don't screw everything up before I get that opportunity. Everything will be ok, I know I'll be with her though because that is how it will be, there is no question in my mind that I am going to be with her forever.


Architecture is tough, I really hope it is all worth it in the long run. I guess that it didn't get the nickname Architorture for no reason. Oh well... I'm off.
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2006|10:12 pm]
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I'm sitting here... trying to do my CS homework.. but failing. It's not just because I suck at CS, but mostly because of the pictures that are all over my desk. I've got pictures of someone that reminds me how beautiful life can be. She looks so young in these senior pictures.. I'm lucky to have been able to watch her mature physically and mentally. I'm afraid, though, that I've messed things up too much for repair. I hate having the thought in my head that I may not get to see her grow much more.. she's so special to me and I really am apalled at how I treated her. I really have no way to justify my actions.. I was stupid. Very stupid.
I've said that I'll never give up.. but now I'm not sure what the right thing to do is.. I hate seeing her hurt so badly, and until I came into her life, I don't think she had ever hurt in this way. I'm awful.

I've quit drinking. I haven't drank since Spring Break and I'm feeling very good about it. Sometimes it is good to have inhibitions... getting rid of them with alcohol isn't always the best idea. For God's sake, if you wouldn't do something when you are sober, you sure as hell aren't supposed to do it when you are drunk. It's not an excuse for actions.

Stacie, I love you more than anything, and I know you love me too. I'm sorry for my idiocy and you know I will do anything to make it up to you. You're worth more than anything to me... I'll give you as much time as you need..

Don't let go...
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(no subject) [Dec. 29th, 2005|07:05 pm]
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(no subject) [Dec. 29th, 2005|03:17 pm]
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My dad just walked in... wearing a wig.. not just any wig, it's a mullet. I'm sure it's funny but also a little strange.

I got the audition music for the concert band at GT and it's really easy. Then again this is just the concert band, not the symphonic which I really should be trying out for but my schedule won't allow it. I was up until 4:30 last night not really doing anything. I had already gotten in bed to try and get to sleep and I decided I needed to play some more trumpet. So I turned on the lights and played through all my scales, 2 octaves with arpeggios, and the audition piece. I don't have insomnia though, my sleep pattern is just really messed up. Instead of going to bed at like 12:30 or 1 and waking up between 10 and 12, I go to bed between 4 and 5:30 and wake up the next afternoon usually after 2:30.
I wish I could just sleep normally lol.
So today I don't have very much planned, I'm supposed to go to the mall with Daniel but I don't think that is going to happen. I don't really feel like leaving the house today for some reason.
I miss Georgia Tech. I'm ready to get back into the swing of things and start working my ass off to try and keep HOPE as well as keeping a musical and social life.
I could use a haircut, but it's cold outside :-[ I don't know if that means I want to keep my hair to stay warm or it's too cold to go outside to drive to the haircut place... I know, I'm eloquent.

There's nothing on TV so I'm going to go play some trumpet or take a shower.. or both... not really.
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(no subject) [Dec. 22nd, 2005|02:17 am]
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These last couple days have just plain sucked.

First I found out my grades.. and let's just say they were less than stellar.. and I'm going to have to work my butt off next semester in order to keep hope. I got much lower in one class than I thought I was going to make. A C instead of an A... it's just ridiculous.. and then I got screwed over in Calc because I made a D. If I had made an F I would have gotten to take the class over and get grade replacement. Instead I'm stuck with a 1.0 in a 4 hour class... that sucks. Luckily I figured out a way that I will be able to keep hope and actually still participate in music next semester. Being in the concert band will actually help my GPA out.

Next I went to the dentist.. and for the first time in my life I have a cavity :-(. Not one but two. So tomorrow in the morning I have to go get fillings.. I really hope that they aren't going to be visible from the front. I might die if they are. I've been brushing and flossing much better now though... at least twice daily and I'm hoping that I can maintain good habits even with a hectic college schedule.

I've come down with a pretty nasty cold, I can't stop coughing and my throat is really scratchy. I've got a lot of junk in my system and my lymph nodes are beginning to swell.. hopefully I'll be ok for Christmas though.. I usually do get sick around this time of year though. One Christmas Eve I had to got the Medical Center, it was really scary.. and it sucked because I didn't sleep much the night before Christmas.

Stacie's here... which is nice except we've been fighting a lot lately and it's starting to wear on me. I just don't think that we've gone a day without arguing in the last month and it worries me. I try to not to be too overbearing but I guess I am. She bought me a lot of great stuff for Christmas.. I wish the gift ideas I had would have worked out... it's pretty incredible, everything that I had planned for this evening... backfired.. EVERYTHING. The pants I bought her didn't fit, we couldn't go to Luigi's, I wanted to go to the park but we weren't downtown, she didn't want the ice cream I bought for us, no late night soup because she fell asleep and is a grouch when she is tired, no jenga for the same reason. I wanted to get all dressed up and go to our favorite resaurant and have a romantic, loving evening.. it turned into a typical one though.. Stacie gets interested in something that I'm not, I go do something else, she comes in there and watches what I'm doing, gets tired, and then it's too late for me to try to start anything new with her because it will only make her angry if I try to cuddle or wake her up... it's just frustrating and it's no one's fault but mine.

I just wish that this break would turn around and be a beneficial time rather than a time where I wish I was back at Georgia Tech. The best thing so far about that break is being able to hang out with Eric again. We get so bored... not as bored as Anna and me.. I think we've played 10 games of foosball..

I'm jsut having a bad week.
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(no subject) [Dec. 21st, 2005|02:06 am]
Tanko Baggins
I wish I could afford to make her not jealous :-(
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(no subject) [Dec. 19th, 2005|09:22 pm]
Tanko Baggins
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Saturday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, helpmehollywood (-5000 points). Last Monday I donated bone marrow to purewhiterabbit in a life-saving procedure (300 points). In April I turned wide_open4 in for eating carbs (3 points). Last Tuesday I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points). In July I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-4781 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!

Sincerely,
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