don't know how the hell you found this place, but here you are.
This page is basically the ass-end of the Rossman web world.
I write boring stuff down here about me and things that happen
to me. Don't ask me why.
If you read this you're even lamer than me for writing it.
Rossman" Readings: At the ARCHIVEs
Go Back to the Rossman Chronicle
Note to self 72: 11/15/1999
can I say? I finished my "100 Bottles of Beer from Around
the World Club" at the Mello Mushroom! Only took me
3+ months (doesn't
sound that special, but we'd only meet on Fridays for 2-3 hours).
My "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, and I Drank Them All"
t-shirt I got (along with my name on a plaque) kicks ass. I highly
recommend it. Now I've just got to start on my 100 Draughts Club.
I've grown a beard in the past few weeks. It's pretty cool lookin'.
Didn't know exactly what to expect since no Ross has ever grown
one, but I'm not disappointed. At least it's thick! (See pic
of note, I was able to catch two sneak previews at the Student
Center over the past two weeks: Being John Malkovich and
Dogma. Now, I've read the script to Dogma over
11/2 years ago (along
with half the net), and it's really obvious just how much editing
for time they did. Lots of little things cut out, but a few pleasant
surprises too. Definitely a fun religious comedy, but I really
can't wait for the Director's Cut DVD :)
As for Being John, it was one of the weirdest
movies I've ever witnessed. But not in a bad way, just a kooky
way. I still don't know for sure if I loved it or not. Go see
it for yourself.
I also got Sakura Wars on DVD. And while ADV
did a great job on the menues and subtitles and all that stuff,
the series kinda sucks. Oh well, UY and Eva by
the end of the year @_@.
I'll be out of work for 1/2 a month to go trotting across Europe
(but visit my Grandma first). It should be fun and drunk.
Note to self 71: 11/01/1999
has been a memorable week to say the veeeeery least. First of
all, I did double duty at the office for the costume contest
again (I dress up in one costume in the morning and then my real
one right before judging to throw everyone off guard). First
I was a roadie for Van Halen, then later I was a pregnant bride.
I got the support of the whole office behind me (they always
thought I was a bit "kooky"), but that still isn't
enough to win when the judges are out to get you. Oh well, at
least I was able to humiliate myself totally and unconditionally.
I'll post a picture as soon as I get one.
on Saturday, my brother got married on campus (@_@)..... I know,
I know. And to quote Kobbe Shaw, "It's a SIIIIIIIIIIIIGN!!!"
Who'd of ever thunk it? Well, it was a great ceremony in a gorgeous
part of campus (the Founder's Gardens). And I actually had to
do three things that I hate to do more than anything for him,
so he better appreciate it:p First of all, as Best Man
I had to get all dressed and fancied up (*shudder!*), then I
had to get up in front of everybody and give a toast (*double
shudder!*), and finally I had to actually get photographed for
over an hour for all the Wedding pictures!!!!!!!!! It was painful,
but 'cause he'd do it for me I couldn't let him down (plus he
and Susan got me a sweet on Georgia watch for being Best Man
everything was over, I was soon picked up by the MegaPlayboy
and taken to Greenwood where CHUDFest '99 was taking place. Now,
I'm not going to lie about it, I don't remember much about that
night other than virtually setting up a tent next to the keg
of Killians, cutting in line for a steak, some green liquid in
a glass, playing with the puppy, stealing some Halloween candy
from the basket next to the front door, and walking down the
street by myself while whistling the theme to The A-Team.
I must've crashed between 3:00 and 4:30, but I can't narrow it
down any further than that. The next morning I was hungover beyond
belief, my knuckles were all bloody and scraped and my wig and
VH hat were missing (I went dressed as the MegaPlayboy [drunk-style]
for the party). It took me till around 9am to actually get up
and start looking for them (I found many sick and weird sights
and other interesting things in the process 0_o). I eventually
found my wig in some mud in the back yard, and my hat was in
the neighbors' fenced in yard. I don't recall why. I kept having
flashbacks all morning, until it was eventually time for us to
depart (at around noon). I got back to my apartment and showered
(OMG I stunk!) before I crashed hard. I woke up in time for the
Simpsons and then just watched the Frighteners until I
was sleepy enough to go to sleep for good.
Oh yeah, Georgia lost to Florida again.... I owe
Kannan a Coke -_-
Note to self 70: 10/25/1999
another expensive night at Mellow Mushroom (I swear that that
chick got the bill wrong this time) Timmons and I just bugged
Clint at his place (made him stay up late playing Marvel vs
Capcom on his Dreamcast when he had to wake up early to go
hunting) before calling it a night and abandoning the Dark
Crystal at the midnight movie. I had to wake up early on
Saturday to go back to Atlanta to first wash and wax my car (a
three and a half hour ordeal in which time I listened to most
of the UGA vs UK game on my headphones) and then take my brother
and sister out for a night of fun one last time ehile we were
all single. We all had a lot of fun!
then spent Sunday helping my mom with my costume for the office
costume party this Friday. If I don't win first place I know
that the whole damn thing is rigged :) It's just sooooo
perfect! Speaking of the office, I've officially been here for
two full years now! Woo-Hoo!
Note to self 69(^_^): 10/18/1999
to Monday.... Drank a whooooole lot on Friday before South
Park at the Tate Theater, then The crew and I went to a toga
party near where my sister's ex-@$$#*le beau lives. I didn't
get home till around 3:30. Then I had to wake up early to meet
my brother and his fiancee for lunch for her birthday. Jaime met
us at DePalma's for that too.
After that I went to see Fight Club by myself
(since nobody else wanted to see it). What can I say but
"Their loss". Fight Club is one of the best
films of the year!! It's all over the place even from the opening
frames. It's right about on par with director Fincher's other
two masterpieces Se7en and The Game! Not that you
have to like those two to love FC though. But it does
help ;) And Meat Loaf and his "b*tch t*ts" just make
me laugh to think about them even now:)
After that dark flic, I needed a comedy. So I drove
over to Blockbuster and started searching and searching and searching.....
I lost track of how long I was there for. After a while though,
I met somebody from the toga party the night before and she helped
me pick out Office Space. It was okay (and Jennifer Aniston
is always a hottie), but I expected a lot more from Mike Judge.
The neighbor in the paper-wall thin apartment (from Drew Carey)
was great though^_^
Sunday came along and the MegaPlayboy, one of his high school
chickie friends and I went to see the early showing of The
Last Unicorn at Tate. I had forgotten just how good that
movie actually is! It is definitely a classic! The whole feeling
of that world on the verge of losing all of its magic and the
almost hopelessness of life and reality that most of the characters
have is incredible! It's also great to see animated films that
aren't aimed just at children. I do remember seeing this when
it first came out in '82, and I still recall the sense of dispair
and fear that this movie caused me to feel and latch on to. Sure
it had a kinda happy ending, but I wasn't really sure that it
would work out up till the very end (and most would argue whether
the ending truly was a happy one). And that red bull just rocked!
Too bad he was really a big ol' wussy though.
After that I went to mass and then read some of the
Watchmen at home before starting Tenkuu no Escaflowne
again. I can't forget to bring my car in to the shop on Wednesday
to FINALLY fix the damn wipers @_@, and then go to the Alumni
Employees Homecoming Breakfast later in the week (two seperate
Note to self 68: 10/11/1999
it was a crappy week till Friday, then it got crappier, then
a little better. Didn't get to drink much of my 100 beers that
night (Shee-yat has a tendency of happening, nothing you can
do 'bout it sometimes), but did get to see the pretty funny 20
Dates at the Tate Center). Then I went home and watched my
Tenchi in Love 2 DVD.
I got up late on Saturday and drove over to Gwinnett
for AWA 99. The scheduling sucked, the every room was tiny, and
the dealers' room wasn't even all that great..... but I still
had a fun time :)
I couldn't find Transformers: the Movie on
LD for the MegaPlayboy (the one dealer selling Japanese LDs sold
out of it the day before), but I did witness the marvel of Animeigo's
UY on DVD in their booth!!! Crystal clear images, bold
subtitles on a medium that will never fade! The way Lum was meant
to be @_@. Wow! I got a few artbooks on Bebop and Trigun,
the Eternal Blue OST and a wall scroll and then I just
hung out at a few panels until the Music Video Awards (best part
of any con recently). Lots of great ones (and Jer outdid himself
again with his "We Will Rock You" set to Giant Robo!!!)
and lots of actual awards. Too bad Big Mike's "Dueling Banjoes"
set to Goku and Vegeta didn't win nothin'. That one rocked!!
the Awards were all won, I met up with Big Mike and we went to
Wendy's and then back to Greenwood where the rest of the crew
was hanging out. We watched some LD Bettah Man and later
watched Chujo play some on-line rpg before we caught the score
of the UGA vs. Tenn. game.... then we turned that off and went
over to O'Charley's. I drank a pitcher of Killian's while listening
to the waitress tell us about her horrible day (I don't know
how she kept the tears back!). After our three hour dinner I
was dropped off back at the hotel where I watched some more music
videos until around 2:30-3:00a.m. when my head was beyond-a-doubt
clear and I drove back to Athens. I then got 12 hours sleep (didn't
plan on that) and woke up in time for evening Mass. After some
quick food shopping I read a little and crashed again.
Note to self 67: 10/04/1999
I'm sunburned.... The Bulldawg game on Saturday burned me lobster
red. And now I'm even coming down with a cold. Well, dems da
I got the Matrix on DVD recently so I watched
that this weekend too (Ya gotta love "bullet time!").
I also saw American Beauty with Kevin Spacey (one of the
greatest actors ever born!!) on Friday. It's one of the only
movies I've seen recently where the more I think about it the
more I like it. Go see it before the Fight Club comes
out! Nothing much planned for this week except for the Research
Reporter and getting that on-line.
Note to self 66: 09/27/1999
much happening. After a last minute party invite Friday (and
my sister deciding that Leslie needed to see me drunk in front
of a bunch of people as soon as possible) I just went home to
crash before UGA's almost disasterous early game on Saturday.
The game itself sucked, but Leslie and I had a fun time screaming
our lungs out with every cheer. I was also introduced to about
1/2 the stadium during the game too :)
Then I had a quiet Sunday where the biggest thing
I did was buy Adam Sandler's new album Stan and Judy's Kid
(better than his last, but not really as edgy or funny as his
first two). Oh yeah! I also found out that Angus, Alec, Megan
and I will be going to London in a few months (thanks to incredible
ticket prices!!). That is going to rock the casbah! It is soooo
sweet on that I can't even describe how much I'm looking forward
to it @_@
Note to self 66: 09/21/1999
a great time this weekend. Went up to New Jersey for the final
Dubel Family Wedding. Once again, a great trippin' time was
had by all :) After going out with some friends Friday night
and then hanging out at Clint's place playing his new DreamCast
till early Saturday morning, I drove back to Atlanta and got
a half an hour nap in before my family had to go to the airport
to catch our flight. No sleep on the plane, and then no sleep
on the hour drive to the B&B the Dubel clan was all staying
It was great to see everyone again (as my overtiredness
turned into wired-ness) as we ate and drank and drank and drank
and ate some more. I was amazed beyond words at how much my second-cousins
had grown! Holy crap do I feel old when I realized that Michelle's
now a junior in high school, Kelly's no longer a baby and Sean
can dance like a wildman!
the wedding was perfect and the reception was great! Great band,
great food, great alcohol and great fun. I just wish we had more
family members to get married. After another late night I got
a few more hours of sleep and then we went home (after watching
the inn-keeper curse and scrub the candle wax off the porch stones
from the all-night joke session the night before ;). I then drove
back into Athens to get some tapes from some people (none of
whom brought them of course) and then some late night shopping
at Kroger for some laundry detergent and milk.... not to use
together of course. Finally, I got to sleep. Then the whole crazy
thang starts up again.
Note to self 65: 09/07/1999
past week (and especially weekend) was a good one. I got
a whole lot accomplished at work and I did a lot of recreational
stuff too. Friday night I did the scheduled beer and pizza run
and the MegaPlayboy and I caught UHF at the Tate student
theater at midnight. That is one of the greatest movies ever
made (for those of you out there who were never blessed enough
to see it). Nothing beats watching it in a packed theater on
the big screen drunk at midnight! Nothing!!
Saturday my brother came into town for the Bulldawg
season opener. Both he, my sister and I went to the Mellow Mushroom
and then to my sister's boyfriend's block party before heading
over to the game. Tickets weren't that grand, but who cares,
it was fun!! @_@ After the game my brother and I spent
an hour waiting at Gumby's for a 20" pizza before going
back to my apartment to watch The Crow on DVD.
Sunday I took my siblings out to lunch (along with
my sister's gorgeous roommate) and then read a book for a few
hours before Clint called me over to a Nintendo party at his
place. Alec, Megan, Angus, Clint and I played Mario Kart 64 and
Mario Golf until early Monday morning (with a quick break to
go to Ryan's steakhouse earlier on;). After A&M left and
Angus crashed Clint and I continued playing several more rounds
of golf until I started making some bad club choices and decided
to call it quits (at about 4:30 in the morning). I then went
home and watched some El Hazard and Lain on DVD....
then I dozed off. I went out for a bit on Monday, but mostly
spent my time reading and watching Titanic on DVD (that's
right, you heard me. I actually like Titanic and I even
bought it on DVD!!! Call me a sissy if you will, I'm secure enough
in my masculinity to admit that I like it [and Kate Winslet's
a babe!]). This week'll be quiet in comparison I'm sure.
Note to self 64: 08/30/1999
well well. Another ol' b-day down and only a few more to go...
the way I've been living recently. I went to Bald Mountain and
climbed to the heavens in order to reflect on the past year and
console myself ahead of time for the following... Well, that's
usually how it goes ;)
I did get some great gifts this year. I got plenty
of DVDs (among them Dirty Work, Billy Madison,
The Crow, Mallrats and one of the greatest movies
ever made: Silence of the Lambs Criterion Edition!),
CDs (including Alphaville, Def Leppard and Motley Crue) and some
books and clothes. All in all a pretty good haul.
than that nothin' much is going down. Wanna finish Zelda sometime
soon, but I've been going out on the town a lot more recently
and that's a lot more fun anyway.... It's also a lot more expensive
Note to self 63: 08/22/1999
Head still aching and stomach still turning like that "lottery
ball tumbler" thingy.... ):-(
Well, to say the very least, Friday night was one
for the ages.... I shall never forget it for the rest of my life
(and I have a feeling this pain [mental and physical] will stick
with me for that long too). I also can't make fun of Ken too
much anymore (except for the fact that I never heaved
it up in the middle of a crowded room, got naked and puked on
myself in the bathroom and then passed out and fell asleep in
my underwear in the middle of the kitchen floor).... well, then
again I guess I can. Sorry Ken.
I did soooooo many stupid things that night that it's no small
wonder that I spent several hours leaning over the back porch
letting my stomach see the outside world for itself (has anybody
out there ever actually puked out your nose? Heh heh,
I guess I'm one [actually 12] up on ya). Including the piece
of pizza I ate that I found on the ground (don't worry, it's
not as disgusting as it sounds... really), the crappy cigar I
smoked and the heinous mixing of about 9 beers, 6 shots and a
bunch of other shite I can't even remember over a 3 and a half
hour period, the whole "upheivel" process probably
proved to be a massive combined effort. *Ugh!* I've only been
able to get down one cup of soup since then. Thank God my sister
was back in town to pick my sorry ass up and drive me home at
around 2:30 (man I owe her big time ^_^). I must've looked as
horrible as I felt! Oh well, it's all behind me now, although
I'll be hearing about it for years to come :p
out MORE Daily stuff!
Rossman" Readings: At the ARCHIVEs
Back to the Rossman Chronicle
Well, boys and girls, if you have any really horrible
binge stories to tell that might put mine to shame..... Keep
them to yourselves!!!!! Puh-Leeez!!! I really don't want
to even think about anything that gross :o