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Still Water

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I have noticed that there is nothing more peaceful than sitting by a body of still water like a lake when there are no boats. I think that if I were to write a book or an album of some sort, it would be mostly written near a lake. There is nothing better than watching the ducks floating by and hearing the chirping birds. The problem is when I would write my book, I would get distracted by the floating ducks and chirping birds, so my writing would look something like this: “Todd Schluber woke up from his annoying alarm clock to tell him it’s AHHHHHH DUCKS! 7 AM and it was time for work. As he got out of his bed, he had this look on his face that would scare AHHHHH DUCKS! demons back to Hell. Luckily for him, this would be his last of AHHH CHIRPING BIRDS AND FLOATING DUCKS! work for good.” That book would get real annoying fast. I guess that’s why there is such a thing as editing though. But I don’t know if I would want my book edited because it wouldn’t authentic anymore. It wouldn’t be the words straight from my head, but I guess it would be correctly written, grammatically speaking that is. I would that if I wrote a book, I would be good enough with grammar and word structure that when I went to edit it, nothing would be changed…that would be real nice. I hope one day to have the time to write an outstanding novel that would make the angriest man in the world, the happiest he has ever been. We’ll see.

On a separate note, summer is reaching its final days which means back to school. Usually, I would dread that day, but I really do like it at Kent State, so I am pretty excited to get back in the groove of things. Besides, this summer has been the coldest and wettest yet and I am not a fan. Summer should be a time of warmth, but this summer has been anything but. The one cool thing about this time of the year is I can really get into Death Cab for Cutie’s “Plans.” For some reason, this CD, to me, is best played in the transition period from summer to fall. It might have something to do with the song, “Summer Skin.” But it is such a Fall CD for me. And on that note, I guess I should sign off before I get too talky-talky.

I promise that part II is coming, I’m just trying to make it awesome. Not like this entry, so stay tuned. Cheers!

This is one heck of a peaceful lake!

This is one heck of a peaceful lake!

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August 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm

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Hope is the Start of Everything

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As we climb mountains higher and higher, we look towards the sky, only hoping one day we can reach the top with our ambitious hands. We must never look back, for if we do, the possibilty of falling becomes greater and greater. The past is the past and nothing can be done to change that unless we had a DeLorean and even then, we would still need the flux capacitor and we would need to be able to generate up to 1.21 gigawatts of power by using platonium. So for now, time travel is out of the question, but who’s to say we can’t work on it. We’ve put a man on the moon, we were able to come together as a nation to get out of the Great Depression even though it meant going to war. We have overcame so many problems, but while many problems are in the past, there are still problems that we face to this day and that we will face in the future. To overcome these obstacles of life, we need to come together as a nation, no matter what race or sex you are or what religion you believe in. If we can put a man on the moon, then our power to achieve anything is limitless.

We are fighting in two wars, while we are slipping into a recession. We have teachers in schools who don’t teach anything, or they’ll give a grade to a student depending on how that teacher feels about the student. That’s not education, that’s not how it should be. Our teachers should be challenging students everyday, helping students out when asked and not be given a grade on if the teacher likes the student or not. It makes education feel like a game, while instead, it should feel like a crossword puzzle; challenging at some parts, fun at others while feeling a sense of accomplishment when it’s all said and done. Something has to be done about this, whether it’s raising teachers standards, paying them more or giving students a crossword puzzle at the beginning of each school day to stimulate the brain.

Anyways, I think I’ve been watching too much West Wing or too many presidential speeches. While staying on topic of speeches, I think being a speech writer for anyone would be one of the coolest jobs in the world. Words can do so much. Words can bring hope to a sociey of which hope is needed. And we all know hope is the start of everything. Without hope, what do we have? How can change be brought to a country if there is no hope? While hope isn’t everything, it is certainly the start of everything. To those who disagree, please voice your opinion, I would be happy to have a lively discussion.

On a separate note, ninjas are not to be messed with.

Ninja group

Ninja group

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November 14, 2008 at 5:20 am

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All-Nighter

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I’ve come to the conclusion that all-nighters are sweet because it gives you so much more time to accomplish what it is that needs accomplished, such as writing this blog. Sure, I’ll regret it when I am dead in class, but I’ll worry about that when the time comes.

all-nighter

all-nighter

This past weekend I have realized that I am not who I used to be and while sometimes that is a good thing, in this case it is not. I was miserable for undisclosed reasons even though it was a good time and I am sorry to those who had to witness it. It was nice to get away from school work for a weekend even though I regretted it today when I had to write two papers and study for a test later today which is the reason for the all-nighter. I love just putting on some headphones and zoning out, thinking about the future and the present and how I am going to connect the two.

There has been something that’s been eating me up for quite some time and it was part of the reason for my miserableness this past weekend. I’d like to believe I’m over it, but I know that’s not the case. I feel that it has been the reason I haven’t slept well the past two years. I have been wanting to say it for two whole years, but I just haven’t mustered up the courage to do so because of the possible consequences, but hopefully I’ll figure it out. I have been learning guitar for the past couple weeks so I’m hoping I can use that to my advantage to express myself, but we’ll see what happens.

I love a good song that feels the air with happiness like a populated circus filled with happy kids. “You! Me! Dancing!” by Los Campesinos is one of those songs. The intro building up to the guitar riff is just as great as it is suspensful. Once that guitar riff kicks in, there’s no turning down a smile. Another song like that is “Have a Nice Day” by Stereophonics. It just has the ingredients for a bucket full of treats. I highly recommend both of those songs. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed, and if you are, you can have a free punch at my throat. Even though it’s not one of those happy songs, “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley is my favorite song of all time because of how awesome the guitar and his voice go together. I can imagine exactly what is going on in the song because of how descriptive it is. It’s so very haunting and eerie that you can’t help but listen to what’s next in the song.

Well, I should get back to my studying on World War I, the Depression and World War II. Thanks for reading this blog and sorry it took me so long to update it, won’t happen again. Feel free to leave some comments, it would inspire me to write more in here because I would know people are reading this. I’ll leave you with a Mick Jagger quote, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.”

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November 3, 2008 at 4:53 am

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Colorful November

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It’s getting to be that time of the year again. The time when the leaves change to fall colors and it starts to get colder and colder as the days go on and on. I will admit, this isn’t my favorite season of the year and I will tell you why. November marks the time where it gets cold enough for heavier equipment for the body, but not cold enough for winter equipment and I’m just not a big fan of that. So with that said, it’s also not my least favorite season of the year and I will tell you why. It doesn’t reach cold enough temperatures for me to hate. The only time I like in winter is in December, other than that, winter is my least favorite season. It might have something to do with the fact that in Minnesota last year where I went to school, it reached negative forty degree weather. Now I don’t know if you are like me, but when it gets to a point where you see penguins walking outside, that’s when you call it quits. Now I’m not hating on penguins cause I do enjoy a good penguin that makes good jokes or that plays hockey, but I’m not a big fan when it comes to living with them. It was so cold that I could see Sarah Palin from my house so I was like, “I am outta here.” And I did just that and now I live a happier life at Kent. I’m not saying Minnesota sucked because I met some real cool people there and the school itself was pretty tight, but I switched majors halfway and Kent is a better school for what I am doing which is journalism. Which brings me to my next topic.

autumn leaves

autumn leaves

Last night, I looked in our library of movies which right now does not consist of a whole lot, but I came across Dead Poets Society which has always been a favorite of mine. So I was like, “sure, why the hell not Robin Williams?” And he was like, “there is no reason for you not to watch this movie because I am in it.” And I was like, “you sure are man, you sure are.” Anyways, after watching it and after listening to bands and artists such as, Death Cab for Cutie, Josh Ritter and Bob Dylan, I thought to myself, “damn, these guys know how to write lyrics and songs.” And so my new goal by the end of the year is to have some awesome lyrics that can read as poetry much like those artists I previously listed off.

So my goals that I have for myself by the end of the year consist of: 1. Writing lyrics 2. Working on my screenplay(s) 3. Change one persons life for the better 4. learn guitar 5. read more books 6. learn a little Latin.

All in all, life is going pretty good, there is one thing I would like to do that I have wanted to do for two years now, but I just can’t muster up the courage to do it. Oh well, like my friend Bruce Hornsby once said, “that’s just the way it is, some things will never change.”

I would like to personally thank you for listening so let me know who is reading this thing, please? This isn’t one of my schemes to get comments, it’s just a scheme to thank those reading this autobiography. I will leave you with this, “if you can’t trust yourself, how can you trust others?”

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October 12, 2008 at 10:53 pm

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Nostalgic Temptation

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The radio show last night was one of the best times I’ve had so far. “The Reboot” dominated the air waves with debates, music and discussion of the 90’s last night and if you missed, well, I just feel bad for you then. We had three guests on the show that joined in on our topics of debate which included, nintendo vs. sega, ferbies vs. talking barbies, digimon vs. pokemon, and of course, Space Jam vs. Good Burger. At some points, the debates got a little out of hand, but that just makes it even more fun. We’re thinking of doing that every show so if you missed it, don’t worry, there will be more. Our show is every thursday from 10-midnight on http://www.blacksquirrelradio.com so be sure to tune in next week!

Douglas Funnie

Douglas Funnie

Speaking of the 90’s, I just recentley purchased what may very well be the best buy this year thus far and that is the first season of Doug. I was actually able to purchas this good because my online poker playing ability has increased dramatically since the begining of the school year. Watching that show puts me on a nostalgic journey because of how I used to watch that show every day. Doug defines the 90’s and everything the 90’s stands for. The 90’s was a time of peace and prosperity and all of that is evident in the show Doug. Like I have stated in an earlier post, Bluffington reminds me of Edinboro and vice versa because of how small and friendly it is. I will admit, there have been some awful tragedies that took place in Edinboro, but compared to other towns, it is quite peaceful.

Speaking of Edinboro, I am going home next week for a drivers test which sucks big time, but there is nothing I can do about it now. I think I’m going to bring one of my dreams back to life which is to learn how to play guitar so next weekend, I am going to isolate myself in my house and just practice. Then I will bring it to school and practice errday until I get sick of it, which might be never. I’ve always wanted to know how to play guitar so why not start? I am in the process of writing some lyrics so whenever I feel comfortable enough with them, I will post them up here and I would very much like some feedback when the time comes.

A friend once told me this “the only limit a man has, is the limit he gives himself.” So think about that for a while.

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October 10, 2008 at 6:12 pm

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From Season to Season

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I forgot how cool living in a small town was until I watched Doug the other day. It’s real cool when you get walk through a small town and know almost everyone you see. Edinboro is a lot like Bluffington, size wise. Even though living in a big city would be sweet, I just don’t think I could muster up the courage to pull off such a tremendous move. The chances of seeing someone I would know, with no pre-scheduled appointment, would be as slim as George Bush’s accomplishments as President. I just don’t think I could handle that. I would spend days upon days just walking around the small town of Edinboro every summer, waving at everyone I knew. But life moves on, even if you don’t want it to. I have recentley gotten into a lot of awesome Indie bands such as Spoon, the Republic Tigers, Built to Spill and so on and so on. I love the music because it’s just so chill and the lyrics are very deep and meaningful to me. The lyrcis and music together are a lot like a river; flows nicely into a lake, or in this case, my ear. A couple new CD’s just came out which I found to be incredible. The new Ben Folds cd and the new Jack’s Mannequin cd are just incredibly good, I highly recommend either.

seasons

seasons

What I am most excited for though is winter time. As much as I hate the length of it, I do like the holidays in december. Winter is like a good Bright Eyes album; good for the first few times you hear it, but listen to it enough times, and it starts to get old and depressing. I’m a big fan of Christmas Eve, when family is around eating a big dinner then watching the football games. It’s an awesome time and that is what I look forward to the most in the winter time.

My favorite part of summer time would have to be the weather. I love waking up in the morning and being able to eat outside and enjoy the fresh air. I like riding my bike around town and just hanging out. Summer is like a good Jimmy Eat World cd;  feels way too short, but within that short time, a lot of awesomeness happens. I enjoy a good storm and playing capture the flag in a hail storm. I like the bon fires that go on during the summer and just enjoying the atmosphere. I’ll leave a little cliff hanger here and discuss the other two seasons at a later time.

Well, I better study some grammar for a GUP test tomorrow afternoon. I would like to thank you all for taking the time and reading my scribble. If you have any feedback, feel free to give me some. I need all the criticism on this to make it better since I want to make it legit. So I will leave you with this joke: A mushroom walks into a bar and sits down. The bartender says, “sorry sir, but we don’t serve your kind here.” The mushroom asks, “why not? I’m a fun guy.”

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October 1, 2008 at 12:27 am

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Exploration

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So this past weekend has got me thinking a lot about life and how very awesome it truely is. I mean, let’s be honest, how many people can actually say they have lived on Earth? I know for a fact that there has to be life elsewhere besides Earth. The universe is so big that there is no way other beings don’t exist. What if there are humans living somewhere else in the universe thinking the same thing we are…is there life else where? The only way to find this answer out is through exploration.

the universe

the universe

Christopher Columbus found America, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, Aaron Sorkin created the West Wing…I am sure our generation can discover something awesome and the only way is through experimenting and exploration. Whenever I look up to the sky, I can only hope that one day, we’ll find out what, if anything, lives up there. It would be the coolest thing to find out there is another life form somewhere else because that will put into perspective, just how big this universe really is. It would be so cool to be the guy who discovers other life forms so when people look back, they can compare me to people like Christopher Columbus or Thomas Edison for discovering something very awesome.

Anyways, those are just some thoughts that came up over the weekend…and to be honest, I do not know why they did. I really didn’t do any exploring over the weekend but I should have. I think it’s when I look at the simpliest things, like a balloon, that makes me think of stuff like that because when you let them go, they just keep flying high and it makes me wish I could do that. I did get screwed over by the legal system this past weekend but that’s neither here nor there.

Well, I think that wraps it up for me tonight, but if you have any comments for me, like you want to call me a jerk or anything like that, feel free to post them. If you completely disagree with me or you think this post doesn’t make sense, you can also leave a comment. If you leave a serious, thought-provoking comment, well, that’s just immature of you and I’ll probably call you a clown…but seriously, I won’t because I like to read comments like that.

I will leave you with this joke; why did the chicken cross the playground?

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September 23, 2008 at 12:36 am

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