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Planning Guavaween 2005

August 24, 2005

Today I turned 28. That means I've been an adult now for ten years. Or, as Brent Hatley wrote on my birthday card at work, "You're Old"! Heh, time flies. It was actually on my birthday ten years ago that I moved into my college dorm at the University of Evansville. In some ways, it doesn't feel like ten years ago. In other ways, it feels like a lifetime.

This morning I heard "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette on the radio, I think on Mix 100.7 (as I did some channel surfing). One sidenote: Alanis Morissette had a concert in Nashville at the old 328 Performance Hall (RIP) on August 23, 1995. I would've gone to that show, but it was an 18 and up concert. And since I didn't turn 18 until the next day, it wasn't an option. At the time there was no way to know if she'd be a one-hit wonder of if she'd still be around ten years later. Naturally, since I wasn't able to go, she's still a big name in music today. If I had gone, she probably would've turned into Meredith Brooks or Paula Cole. Go figure.

Stone Cold chugs a beer
This could be a preview of me at Guavaween 2005.

Because of my various websites, I get the occasional interview request. That was the case for this article that ran in today's Daily Illini newspaper at the University of Illinois. My quotes held pretty true; since it was an e-mail interview, my favorite type, I was able to put my exact comments on the site for people to compare and contrast with the article.

What makes that nice is that when certain things are taken out of context, or if words are turned ever so slightly, then boom, I have the original text right there for reference purposes. Of course, it also shows in writing when I make a mistake (such as overlooking the one Canadian Variety Hits station that did change formats), but at least the evidence is there in writing, good or bad. That's the way I like it. Plus, since I have my own website(s), writing a rebuttal or correcting errors is not a problem.

Stunning Steve Austin
Maybe Andy Karg could go to Guavaween 2005 as Steve Austin's WCW persona.

My bro Matt called me tonight to wish me a happy birthday, and we talked a bit about Guavaween 2005. Matt tentatively plans to reprise his Ultimate Warrior costume of 2001 and 2003, and the whole crew is thinking of doing a wrestling theme. Rich Karg would be Roddy Piper; John Pouncey would be Hulk Hogan; I would be Stone Cold Steve Austin. I already have an Austin 3:16 t-shirt, a shaved head and a goatee, so I'm already there. I just have to grow in the part of the goatee that I normally shave to have the look down pat. Drink some coldbeer, and I'm set. We need to figure out who Andy Karg will be... King Haku? No. Ahmed Johnson? No. Barry O? Uhhh... definitely no. That one will have to go under consideration for now.

Speaking of Guavaween 2003, the World's Shadiest Amaco (at I-4 Exit 1, off of 22nd Street) has now closed. It was inevitable due to road expansion and construction with I-4, which has been expanded like crazy already. There's road construction galore as there is, with my shortcut exit off of I-275 (to Scott Street) already closed off, forcing me to take the long way around to Florida Avenue. But because growth in Tampa has been so rapid, this construction has been well needed.

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