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Sic Semper Tyrannis! [Dec. 31st, 2006|12:32 am]
Brandon

Sic Semper Tyrannis!
"Sic Semper Tyrannis!" on Google Video
The death of a madman. I've never actually watched someone die until this night and ceratainly not this big of a person. Yet somehow it satisfies me as justice for the thousands he killed.
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RIP Pyewacket [Dec. 10th, 2006|12:05 am]
Brandon
Pyewacket
May 8, 1988 - December 4, 2006

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Sometimes we don't realize the value of a pet. No matter the difference between them and a human being they are still a companion and a friend. When they come into your life for any length of time, they become a significant part of it no matter what you believe or how you think.

Pyewacket was born on Mother's Day 1988 in Ft. Myers, FL as part of a small litter born to our older outdoor cat Blacky. I was there shortly after it happened - not long after church. My mother had stayed home that day to play midwife since she had studdied to be a vetrinarian for a time. Two of the kittens instantly stood out to us and clinged to us becoming part of the family. Pyewacket a black long hair with a white bikini named for the black cat in "Bell, Book, and Candle" and her sister Tabatha (Tigger before we were aware of her gender) a long-haired tabby named for the daughter on "Bewitched" were two of the most playful and good natured kittens that ever lived.

Shortly after being weaned, Blacky disappeared with her litter ironically leaving just these two behind. Later the brood would be picked up by the humane society where they would each find good homes. Pyewacket and her sister remained with us living pampered lives for outdoor pets on the pool area. They found much joy spending time with their fellow outdoor mates, Bootsie who now resides in another good home, Debbie who decided to remain behind following a later move, and her two kittens, Blackey II who disappeared and Little Tom who made his home wandering the neighborhood. In 1992 Pyewacket and Tabatha briefly disappeared following Hurricane Andrew. Pywacket returned a few days later and Tabatha returned after several months. Unfortunately, she did not stay around and Pyewacket was the only one to make the move in 1993.

Before we were even settled into the new home, Pyewacket made it very clear that she no longer wished to live outside by climbing the neighbor's house and making an all around nuisance of herself. We brought her in and she quickly made the transition to indoor pet.

From the time she came inside, Pyewacket had to play second fiddle to roomate Jezzibel (Wezum). Quite clearly the beta female she often hid herself away in the closet or preferably under the bed where only her eyeshine would inform you of her presence. For this constant hiding, her silence, and her color she earned the nickname "shaddow." She lived up to it well preferring to habitate places that we didn't and patches of black hair could frequently be found in rooms not inhabited by humans.

In 1998, Jezzibel passed on and Pyewacket became queen of the house but continued to live up to her standards of hiding. Never once did she jump up on the bed or any other furniture. Her residence was moved into more frequented locations to force her to socialize and in her later years she became more outgoing and very vocal. Despite being rather large and having cataracts, Pyewacket was extremely healthy for a cat of her age.

On November 27, 2006 we returned home from a short vacation to discover she had suffered a stroke. Showing no signs of improvement the decision was made to humanely let her pass a week later at the age of 18 more than 100 in equivalent human years. She died in the presence and comfort of the skilled doctors and nurses at Coral Vet Clinic in Ft. Myers. Her remains were cremated and will be ceremoniously entombed at a final resting place. She leaves behind owners Dr. Paul & Patricia Brown, human friends Christopher, Nicholas, Deborah, Mike, and Rick, and playmates Tony (Golden Retriever) and Tiffany (Persian).

Maybe it was the fact that we grew up together or perhaps I feel I wasn't close enough to her. Or perhaps it's just that all pets are special, we love them, and that's why we keep them. Either way, Pyewacket was special to me and I will surely miss her.
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Pixar Planet [Jul. 22nd, 2006|11:57 pm]
Brandon
[Current Location |Fort Myers]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

Are you a Pixar Fan???

Then you should join Pixar Planet!!!

http://www.PixarPlanet.com

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btw - Do to overwhelming response here and underwhelming there - my journal posts shall continue here at Live Journal. :)
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EVERYONE PLEASE READ!!! [Jun. 22nd, 2006|10:04 pm]
Brandon
If you so much as see this, whether you read it all the way through or not, please post a comment. It can be one word, a novel, or any thing in between I just want to know if you saw it.

I ask this not because I'm on some ego trip or in whoa as me state of mind over the number of people or lack there of that read my journal, but am instead trying to find out exactly who does read it because I'm seriously considering discontinuing posting and instead moving my blogs somewhere else like DA or something where I could reach more of my friends but I certainly don't want to alienate the ones I have here if I still have a significant number left lurking and I just don't know about it. Regardless I'll still keep the account to keep up with a few friends and clubs in there postings... I just may move mine elsewhere.

Thans Guys! =)
Brandon (Dash)
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Random [Jun. 14th, 2006|01:43 am]
Brandon
Random thought...

I wanna go boating/waverunning/fishing

I haven't done said water activities in forever!
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Life Update [Jun. 14th, 2006|01:12 am]
Brandon
[Current Location |Home - Fort Myers]
[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Find Yourself - Brad Paisley - Cars Soundtrack]

Wow, things are finally settling down enough where I can sit down and update my journal. Lots to say so I'll try to be brief.

Vacation
How nice it was to get away. Tallahassee, Nashville, Ohio, Charlotte, Orlando, and back to Fort Myers for nearly a week off with Carrie for a grand total of three very enjoyable weeks.

Cars Premeire
The Premeire of Cars was totally awesome! The movie is great and I got my press pass AND got to walk the red carpet. Nearly run over by Larry the Cable Guy too (Also got to shake Ed Catmull's hand). Was pleasantly surprised by the Brad Paisley mini-concert too. Good times despite the rain and pittbulllady was one of the sweetest, most funny people I've ever met. I won't bore you with more details, I have a whole review posted as the top story at www.animated-news.com ***includes pictures*** - go check it out if you want more details!

Disney!
Yeah - had a blast but spent way too much money here (how can you not). =P Expedition Everest is officially the sweetest ride ever. The three days here were wicked awesome and the best I've ever had at the park. I really must go there more often. And of course - I snatched up all the Incredi-merch I could - hence the spent way too damn much money part. Went to Downtown Disney too and did Disney Quest (very cool - a first for me) and saw X3 at the AMC (kickass movie) I could say so much more and perhaps I will another time but right now I've more to say.

Carrie
Having her in Fort Myers was great despite the fact she had to *gulp* meet my family. She was a hit though - especially with Christopher. I feel so close to her now and we made some real special memories on this trip. We went down to Naples to see where she used to live (yeah - go figure - who moves FROM Naples TO Ohio =P). We also went to Bunche Beach (that place ain't as bad as I'd heard it had gotten). We were gonna go to Clam Pass in Naples but got there at dusk as it closed so we drove up to FMB nd the place looked like Coney Island. So we went up to BB and it was nice (what a relief) beautiful night beneath a gorgeous moon and we had the beach almost all to ourselves from 9:00 when we got there to when we left at midnight. 6/3/06 will long be a special day in my memory. I really miss her already.

Disney Store
Woohoo!!! Guess who got his job! Work is great and I'm working almost 30 hours a week - it's really great and soooo much fun. Now - if my uniform would just come in *grumbles*. Note to self - Joni's 7s look like 4s - yeah oops - came in at 4 today when I wasn't scheduled 'til 7. No biggie though.

Cars
I mentioned it above but this is a kickass movie and so will be Ratatouille when it comes out next year (Brad Bird is a God). One Man Band is sweet too. I've already seen it twice - anyone wanna go with me again?

Alberto
Hey, this was a nice little surprise. Looks like it'll be another year like the last two and it's already firing up. I can't wait! (Yeah - I know - I'm sick and sadistic).

So - last but not least I'm home again and am usually free unless working. Give me a call sometime (239)810-4064. I'm dying to get out, hang out, and just go do something fun.

See y'all around! =D
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Cars! [Jun. 9th, 2006|12:52 pm]
Brandon
Tonight I'm going to Cars at Bell Tower sometime after 10:00 (when I get off work).

Wanna go???

Call the cell! =D

(239)810-4064
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Disney Store!!! [May. 14th, 2006|01:35 am]
Brandon
[Current Location |Grandparent's house]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]
[music |Ice Age 2 soundtrack]

Well, well, well, guess who called me back?!

That's right! I've been hired by the Disney Store! I go down to sign the paper work tomorrow when I will oficially become a cast member and I start in on June 1st! I'm so excited about this - it's my first real job and the one place I really want to work. I mean seriously, these people are PAYING ME to make kids smile, play with all their Incredibles toys, and occasionally make a few sales. How much better can a job get?! I absolutely cannot wait! =D

Hey, come on in sometime and *maybe* I'll let you get to the back wall. Coming out is whole 'nother story though. >)
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Grades!!! [May. 2nd, 2006|11:19 pm]
Brandon
Woohoo!!!

Don't know how I pulled these off...

Ancient Mythology = A-

Met Computations = A- (Shoulda been an A, I don't know how I got a 5/10 on AS6 >( )

Intro to Atmos. Dynamics = B (Not bad for someone who was sick and failed/ got the third lowest grade in the class on the first test =) )

Intro to Public Policy = A

Foundations in Emergency Management = A

GPA = 3.70 (Dean's List)

Yay!!!!!!
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Real Update [Apr. 27th, 2006|01:21 am]
Brandon
[Current Location |Frickin' Tally in my boring appartment]
[mood |boredbored]
[music |Direct Connect - Craig Hand]

Well - I haven't put a real update in this thing in a while so here goes.

Over all life is pretty good right now. I was recently elected Treasurer of the College Republicans making me probably one of the most scrutinized students at all of Florida State. We're among the largest and most disliked organizations by the liberal administration on this campus and you can bet they will make sure I dot every i and cross every t when it comes to handling those A&S tuition monies. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

I'm taking TaeKwonDo again. I've got my Yellow belt already and am coming back up on May 15th to prepare to test for my Green on May 20th. It's a part of the big summer trip I'm planning this year. That's the first leg. Second I will head up to Nashville and stay with my elusive uncle whom I haven't seen in about 2 or 3 years for a couple of days. I guess I should call him and tell him I'm coming LOL. Then I'm headed to Ohio to pick up Carrie so we can drive our butts down to Concord, NC for the World Premeire of Disney/Pixar's Cars on May 26th!!! Yes - that's right - I'm going to the World Premeire! All the stars and big wigs will be there including Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, and even the great John Lasseter!!! I'm also counting on god himself (aka Brad Bird) being there! :)

After that we will then be driving down for a 3 day stay at Disney World before returning to Ft. Myers for a few days. At that point though Carrie can find her own flight back to Ohio LOL. The only problem now is finding money for gas, 2.5 nights in a hotel, Disney tickets, and other more minor expenses. Curse you almighty dollar!!! Oh well - does any one else find it weird I'm taking a trip with my EX-girlfriend???

Let's see - what else. Exams are almost over. Just two easy ones left that require the paroting of memorised material then I can walk awa with my AA. I'm on auto-pilot now. Of course one WOULD be on the last possible exam time Friday. Grrr - so much for early starts to the Summer. Oh well I still have to clean my appartment some more before leaving anyway. I also have an extra credit project in Ancient Mythology writing a one-page report comparing Frosty the Snow Man to the archetype of a dying god. This will almost be as good as the 6 page report comparing Theseus to Harry Potter LOL!

Random note: Don't put off reports about Theseus and Harry Potter until the morning it's due or you WILL have Harry Potter stress dreams.

Random fact: I've become addicted to West Wing... again!

Random story: I was definitely stuck with friends (yes I have RL friends now! Aren't you proud?!) at Governor's Square Mall on Saturday with no power for an hour. Bad storm with much hail, flooding, and a tornado. We did our duty though and helped out places at the food court that had to sell their stuff off fast. I also explained how hail works to more people that day. It's cool knowing all the intricate facts about it so I can sound real smart(ass) around everyone.

Family's doing well... I guess. They don't really tell me things anymore. Christopher was having real tough times the last couple of weeks but an increse in his meds *seems* to have straightened it out. I've had a bit of a falling out with my family lately. We just don't see eye to eye any more. I still love them but there's some real shit going on between us that shouldn't be happening and it's driving me crazy. I'm still not sure how I will survive the whole Summer with them.

One way I'll get away is movies!!! Movies, popcorn, and soda for a buck on May 1, 2, & 3 at the new Gulf Coast Town Center 16. Who wants to go live there wit me those 3 days??? Also planning to see X-men 3, Cars, and Snakes on a Plane on opening night if anyone wants to go.

So anyway - this post is vastly too long as is so I will leave you with a question to force you to spend more time and comment. Where should I work this Summer since the Disney Store hasn't called me back and my Disney World internship definitely didn't work out???
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