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08:13am 26/04/2012
  2012... Shaping up to be one of the best years of my life. Got the biggest and best surprise this year, still living my dream with my beautiful wife... life couldn't be better.  
10:31am 09/08/2011
  2011... Still living in New Jersey, still married to the girl of my dreams, still working as a biomed... life is still good!  
07:43am 10/05/2010
  It's 2010! I am 25 years old, live in north Jersey, married, no kids, working as a Biomedical Equipment Technician, and life is great!  
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07:56am 03/01/2008
  It has been a very long time since typing journal entries has been anything of a norm for me. I suspect that, because of that, there's not a soul reading this, and maybe that's why I'm doing it now. The time that has passed since then has seen a lot of things, a lot of changes. There are a lot of ways that I'm different, some things didn't change much. I do feel like the years are beginning to fly by. My brother Ryan, who's now a student at the high school I graduated from... plays bass in a punk rock band, or is at least attempting to. I read some of the lyrics he wrote yesterday. Its like falling into a wormhole, or looking in a mirror. I have a lot of really great memories of high school, most of them involving my very own punk rock band, or the friends I had made while playing our makeshift concerts. The other really great memories involve this girl i met through friend and got to know. This girl became a fixture in my life, because there was something about her I just couldn't get enough of, even if I couldn't narrow down exactly what it was. In a broad way, it was the way she made me feel. More than that though, it was a lot of little things. I wish I could explain them all. Its tough. The bottom line is that everything about her felt so right... and I trusted that. This girl and I have been best friends for years now, we fell in love, and we're now married. Sometimes it seems like a walking dream, because as mundane as the real world gets, knowing that she is here with me never gets old. We're not perfect people, and we've never had a perfect relationship. In fact, we've been through a lot of ups and downs together. Looking back, i'd say that's what makes us work. At any rate, my wife is someone that I don't like to take for granted. Having her is one of the few times in my life that feels like having a prayer answered, and I'm not a religious person. If there is a god though, he or she (or neither) did something incredible for me by putting her in my life. What can I say? I love my baby.
I still feel mildly eccentric, but I don't feel like I still crave the attention I used to. I mean, I still love a lot of things that would throw me in the ranks of some thirty-somethings living in their mom's basements. Even though it seems like ages since i've played a show or written a "rockin masterpiece", I still love music. And when i do get to pluck around on a guitar, or listen to something I just love, I feel at ease. I still love comic books. I'll play video games... I'm a huge science fiction fan. I love to draw, but I get discouraged easily, usually by a series of crappy sketches. I enjoy the whole car thing, and the motorcycle is still a relatively new hobby. Baseball. Grilling. Movies.
This is getting boring.
<3 Eric
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08:54pm 19/11/2006
  Well, I'm not too sure why, but i felt like dusting off this crazy old internet journal and writing a post.

That's a picture of my new bike... however, it is in the shop- because of all things, i was rear ended by a stoned seventeen year-old. So my rear fender was all bent up, the exhaust was smacked, etc. Very sad. I should have it back in about two weeks. Other than that, which really ruined my day, it has been really awesome so far. I rode it for about three weeks, and i'm at about 400 miles. I just love it. It feels great to be on that thing.

Anyway- the more cool stuff i put on it, the more pictures i'll happily post. I just need to get it back, all fixed and pretty. I guess the best way to look at it is that there will be a bunch of new stuff on my bike that i don't have to pay for. ;)

I've been working a whole lot as the second in command for HALO. I like the work, and I'm looking forward to expansion and learning more about the ins and outs of the business. There's lots of traveling down to Miami, and elsewhere, but I guess it comes with the territory. I can't really complain about it, because I can dictate my own schedule, I don't work every day, and I enjoy the work. We're building a townhome in Avalon Park, and we're going to have all of the expenses that go along with being homeowners, so its nice to know that the bases are covered financially. Plus, it'll be nice to be able to provide for our new family, give my girl the kind of lifestyle she deserves, and quench my thirst for flat-screens and goodies like that. Not to mention the fact that I'm the type a person that needs to be involved in something all the time, hobby-wise. I would love to hook up my motorcycle(s) to my heart's content when we're all settled in and I have my own garage. That stuff makes me happy. The thing that makes me the happiest though is the fact that we'll be in our own place, and that we'll make it our own. I get to share a life with the woman of my dreams, with my best friend. The other stuff is nice, but she's the meat and potatoes.
11:32am 29/05/2006
  1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
-i hate paying the bill at the jewelry store at the mall... but i do it in person so that i can frequent the comic book store... so it all evens out.

2. Favorite place to eat a romantic dinner?
-boca di beppo... still by far my favorite restaurant. i like p.f. chang's too.

3. Last time you Puked from Drinking? (Details)
-I don't usually throw up from drinking... its been at least a year or two. I was still friends with Miles, and the morning of the hangover, my worst ever, in the bathroom of a best-buy.

4. When is the last time you got drunk and woke up in a strange place?
-eh... that didn't really happen... i used to sleep in my old car.

5. Name of your First Grade Teacher?
-ms. kolter

6. What do you really want to be doing right now?
-i'm doing it... hanging out with my girl.

7. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
-an archeaologist, an astronaut, a pilot, an artist, a rock star.

8. How many colleges did you attend before you settled on the one you graduated from?
-i've only gone to valencia, and for not all that long.

9. Why did you wear the shirt that you have on right now?
-because i'm working on a construction project at jenna's house.

10. Gas Prices! First Thought?
-That the bush administration blew up the world trade center.

11. If you could move anywhere where would you go and who would you take?
-boston, for sure, with jenna.

12. First Thought When the alarm went off this morning?
- i woke up before the alarm, i usually do. i thought that i'd better get to sanding the spackle.

13. Last thought before falling asleep last night?
-Date movie was a funny movie.

14. Favorite style of underwear?
-Boxers and boxer briefs.

15. Favorite style of underwear for the opposite sex?
-thongs, little shorty shorts.

16. What Errand/Chore do you despise?
-dishes. dishes are just disgusting. there's no chore i hate more.

17. If you didnt have to work would you?
-I like to work... i enjoy the sense of accomplishment it brings. but you for a few hundred million, you could probably convince me.

18. Sex or Sleep?
-I'm not saying that sleep isn't important or anything... but come on...

19. Your Favorite Cartoon Character?
-i love cartoons, so that's a tough one. i'd have to say my favorite one of all time is the judge from the wall... that's just classic. he's just a giant ass... with the balls hanging off of the chin... how creative is that? the wall is just one of my favorite movies.

20. Favorite non-sexual thing to do at night with the opposite sex?
-holding and being held. talking... goofing around... i love all that stuff.

21. A secret that you wouldn't mind everyone knowing?
-i don't really have any secrets.

22. What was your First Car?
-a 92 jeep cherokee sport, manual, purple... nightmare.

23. Your Best Your Mamma Joke?
-your mama's so stupid, she tried to return a donut because there was a hole in the middle.

24. Your Favorite Lunch Meat?
- roast beef... turkey.

25. What do you get everytime you go into a WAWA?
- what the hell is that?

26. Beach Or Lake?
- i'm a lake person. i love to fish on lakes.

27. Do you think Marriage is an outdated ritual that was invented by people who died at 20?
- no i do not!

28. Who do you Stalk on myspace?
- i'm not real big on the whole myspace thing.

29. Favorite Guilty Pleasure(s)?
- i love to listen to every single random kind of music when i'm by myself.

30. Favorite Movie you wouldnt want anyone to find out about?
- i don't care who know about all of the strange movies in my collection... i have almost every obscure eighties movie that i loved when i was a kid... from mac n' me, to FREEKS... even the skateboard kid and the garbage pail kids.

31. What's your drink?
- i like good beer... sam adams, becks... none of that pee-pee water beer. i also like wine.. and i'd like to start buying some more now that i've been able to try a few different kinds.

32. Cowboys or Indians?
-native americans. we came to their homes... pillage, raped, and commited genocide so that we could inhabit their land. Isn't it funny that everyone is outraged at the "illegal immigration" issue? when a mexican tries to slit my throat for my lawn, instead of being the only person willing to mow it... then maybe there's cause for the massive upset.

33. Cops or Robbers?
- cops is a great show. nobody ain't gettin' no chicken. police ain't gettin' no break.

34. Do you cheer for the bad guys?
- i'm a comic book fan... so it depends on the bad guy. not the mindless ones... like your juggernaut types. i like to root for the complex bad guys... who usually don't consider themselves bad... just right. magneto is a good one, for example.

35. What Hollywood Star do you think resembles you best?
- david blaine and the bassist from no doubt.

36. If you had to pick one, which cast member of Lost would you be?
- i'd like to think i'd be smart and in control in a situation that intense... so jack.

37. What do you want when you are sick?
- backrubs.

38. Who from High School would you like to run into?
- i run into people from high school all the time, in random situations. but no one inparticular.

39. What radio station is your car radio tuned to right now?
- 104.1

41. Stifler or Oz?
- Oz.

42. Norm or Cliff?
- Cliff! he's the ultimate bostinite. i'd hang out at the bah with him.

43. The Cosby Show or the Simpsons?
- the simpsons, absolute genious.

44. Worst Relationship Mistake that you wish you could take back?
- there are a few relationships that probably weren't very good ideas at all... lol

45. Do you Like the person who sits directly across from you at work?
- it depends on where i'm working... its always different.

46. If you could get away with it who would you kill?
- George Bush.

47. What Famous person would you like to have dinner with?
- Stephen Hawking.

48. What famous Person would you like to sleep with?
- I like jessica alba, natalie portman, and tiffany amber theisen.

49. Have you ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose?
- actually, no.

50. Last book you read for real?
- the last book i read was... a re-read. the davinci code. i'm sure that's a popular answer. lol

51. Do you have a teddy bear?
- no. my stuffed animal from childhood was a frog. named froggy. i still have it at my parent's house.

52. Strangest Place you have ever had sex?
- that 92' purple jeep!

53. Strangest Place you have ever wanted to have sex?
- um.... i don't usually think to have sex in strange places. i like beds. i think we've done it in the laundry room... is this too much information? eh... no one reads this but you honey!

54. How many times a day do you text?
- only when i get texted, or i want to say something sweet to jen.

55. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or relationship?
- career. i dig my relationship quite a bit. ;)

56. Do you go to church?
- sigh. yes.

57. Pencil or Pen?
- i like those drawing pencils.

58. Describe your favorite Day?
- my favorite day is just hanging out with my girl, spending all day doing something fun, and going to bed.. after we go to bed.

59. Personal best record for number of times you pleasured yourself in a day?
- i think its more impressive to ask how many times you've had sex in a day. 37 times. lol nope.

60. How much money would it take for you to have sex with someone of the same sex?
- more than i would probably be offered.

61. What time do you normally go to bed at night?
- depends. when i'm tired.

62. Where is your next vacation going to be?
- well, we're going to jersey for wedding planning... i want to go to new york sometime soon as well. so we'll see.

63. How did you meet your last or current signifcant other?
- mutual friend.

64. If you could change one thing in your life right now what would it be?
- a lottery win or two.

65. Since we are all adults here....... bar/club or dinner and a movie?
- dinner and a movie. i love movies. i only really dig bars that i can sit and watch a game in. that can be fun. but your run of the mill, dancing to bad country music, stupid orlando asshole bars... nah. not a huge fan.
09:33am 09/01/2006
  so, last night i put these new strings on my acoustic guitar- and mind you, these old rusted strings had been on there forever... mostly because of the creative block i had felt for so long as far as the music goes. i've recently been slipping out of that funk... but still managing to play on those crusty things. when the new ones were on, tightened, and tuned... (a much easier feat with new strings.. which is something i'd almost forgotten...) and i hit a chord- it was just... well, great. absolutely great. reminded me of why i loved to play so much. and i'm really glad that i can play again, write again, and sing again... even if its only to myself right now. we'll have to see about that changing as time goes by this year. the past couple of days that i've been off.. i've really been working out hard, and i feel really, really good. i would like to keep this habit up for a long time... the eating well and exercising, because i just feel all around better. i've been riding a bike every morning, working out at home with weights and this crazy ab-lounge machine, and hitting the gym at my complex when the office is open. it hasn't been that long that i've been doing it, but i'm already seeing changes... and i can't wait for a few months to go by, so i can feel super good, and be where i want to physically. i'm really missing jenna, and she's sleeping at my place tonight, which will be great. i love to just hang out with her.. everything's just ten times sweeter when she's around. i have to leave for work in a few minutes, so maybe i'll stop by avalon on my way. well, it isn't technically on the way... but, you know. i can't think of a better way to start the day.
well, till next time,

eric <3
happy holidays   
06:44am 01/01/2006
  happy new year everybody. i was sleeping well tonight, but for some reason when six thirty hit, i just couldn't anymore. last night was a lot of fun... some family came to my place for awhile, and then i went to jen's and hung out there. today... i need to... finish cleaning up my room, hit the gym, hit the supermarket, hit any place that sells guitar strings, and pack for work tomorrow. ugh. i don't like the whole monday morning thing... especially going as far as sarasota. but that little bomb was dropped on me last night, courtesy of big poppa. anyway, i would like to do a lot of things this year. today starts my healthy new diet and work-out plan. i don't eat very healthy... and i snack way too much. and i definitely don't exercise as much as i'm supposed to. so that's that. want to get all kinds of muscles and toning happening, and i could stand to drop some pounds.. cause you really do feel better when you're in tip top shape. i'd also really like to get into the kung-fu academy... one because it will definitely help whip me into kick ass shape, and two... because it seems like a great form of stress relief and relaxation. if i could wake up, go to that class, meditate by a stream and spar with a punching bag... well i think my head would be super clear lol. plus... i've got to look hot for my fiancee' on our wedding day... which is still a bit away- but should give me enough time to give her some abs and quads. ;) actually, i'd like to look hot for my fiancee' every day.... lol. the other thing i really need to do is put together some songs, quit being so critical of everything i write and tossing it, and just have a little album that i can be proud of. it really sucks that i haven't been able to do that. but no more excuses... i really, really want to get it done. and i'll sell copies out of my trunk. cause that's gangsta. just kidding....
i don't have a trunk. i don't have a working car right now, either.. (unless the battery managed to recharge iself). stranger things have happened. well... i think its time to get back to bed with beautiful. <3
07:21pm 14/11/2005
  well, hello there. i have not written here in quite awhile... but jen convinced me. i have been working a lot... and recording at home, that too. omar and i have been working on some music. i wrote a handful of new tunes... ;) i've been thinking a lot about the whole music thing lately. i'll have to delve into that sometime. we went out to the malls today... hung out downtown and grabbed some lunch... and checked out a really nice comic book store on o.b.t.. period period.
jen keeps looking over on the screen to make sure i'm writing... she thinks she's slick... but i know. oh yes, i know. <3
alright, well it is sort of hard to focus right now- so... a-buh-bye.
07:52pm 20/10/2005
  hey jenna...

you are my only one.
12:22pm 20/10/2005
  well... it looks like our halloween party is going to be on saturday night. we're probably going to just throw it at the apartment, so we'll pick up some decorations... maybe i can borrow some lights and a fog machine... (you can't have a halloween party without a fog machine)... i also have to pick up a costume. we're having a 'best costume' contest... so we have to figure out what the prize is going to be. and... we're probably going to have to charge two or three bucks a head to cover all of the beer and liquor and everything. and fog juice. i don't think anyone reads this, but if you're interested, stop on by. it should be a fun time.

later <3,
12:32pm 18/10/2005
  alright, let's see... where do i begin?

as fuzzy as the past can get, i can still remember all of the little details of when we met, how you caught my eye... and how there was always just something about you that i could never really figure out. it was that feeling that kept me thinking of you as time went by... and something inside of me... something i won't even try to explain away... made me fight for you with a sense of urgency. at least for me, life was never about knowing what i wanted... it was never about blind faith. it was about having things figured out. and suddenly, you came into my life, and everything changed. it was as if my gut knew about you right from the start, even before i did. and i could never shake that gut feeling... even when i tried to. i guess what i'm trying to say is that we've been together for so long... we're engaged, we know each other so well... and i love that. but i still feel that with you, every day. i may not always show it, and the events of the every day may not allow it out at times. but it is always there- and i know in my heart that it always will be.

i love you, from the bottom of my heart.
08:19am 10/10/2005
  ...i love my fiancee' more than i could ever say.
... she's the one thing that i think about each day.
...and even though this poem might seem gay...
...i love her more than words could ever say.

<3 here's a super corn-ball poem for you while i'm gone today...
call me baby. mwah!
01:49pm 30/09/2005
  ah.... friday. today is my last day up here, and i can't wait to get home. the trip was definitely a good one... because i ended up learning a ton of really useful stuff, and i am now proficient at running the analyzer as a lab technician. it was a productive, if loney trip. i'm about to grab some lunch and hit the bank... and i'll probably head straight back here, because i tend to end up leaving with something every time i go into that sports store. (even though the owner was really nice, and give me some really super cool stuff yesterday, just for shopping there all week.) money-wise, i'll probably end up just a bit below breaking even with the cash i came here with. the gas was probably the most killer thing.. but i was a cut a check to cover some of that. alright, well i think now's about the time to jet. i love and miss you...
<3 <3 <3
12:26pm 27/09/2005
  day 2 of training is going well... a little slower, but well nontheless. people have been shouting at me when i'm driving in an attempt to buy my car down here... and speaking of my car... gas prices being high is a bit of a pain slash huge expense. oh well. not much is new except that i miss my gal that much more.
i'll grab some lunch soon, work till later this afternoon, head back to the condo, and crash. i think i might get out earlier today, so maybe i can explore the area down there on the way back. the actual builing has a lot of cool stuff, like a pool table, a swimming pool, a whole lot of couches and lobbys, loounges and waterfalls... its all very relaxing. i'll take some pictures tonight. i need to buy some groceries, because there isn't much to eat. alrighty... till later on...

the e-rock.

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05:45pm 26/09/2005
  well... i'm in miami again, doing some lab tech training. i'll be here for a week, so far so good. i'm learning a lot, and its only been a day. i miss my jenna though. i had a great night with her last night. well, day and night. good, good times. anyway... i've caught some downtime here, because john had to leave for a bit. at eight tonight i'll be finished, and i'll follow louis back to the vacant apartment where i'm staying this week. its on the beach, so i'll definitely get to wind down and look at the ocean and stuff. i must've called jen about fourteen times already... lol.
since there are no more serum samples to run... i guess i'll just hang for a bit. ps: human serum is gross... but slightly cool. omar's birthday is coming up... i have a feeling cops are going to be involved in some way lol... our upstairs neighbors are slightly unforgiving in the noise department. and yet, they're noisy beasts. i know this ppost is random and all over the place... but i'm pretty tired, and kind of delirious. anyway... lots of love... <3
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06:54pm 20/09/2005
  i just wanted to say...

happy birthday baby! you are now the most beautiful, intelligent, witty, thoughtful, sweet, sophisticated, down to earth, fun, creative, incredible, loving, charismatic, caring, sexy, passionate, compromising, ingenious, determined, hilarious, strong, lovable, understanding, unyielding, real, and unforgettable twenty year old i know. i am in awe of the woman that you are, and i am so lucky to have you in my life. from day one you've been something magic... something i had a hard time putting my finger on. peaches, thank you so much for all of your constant love and support, you mean the whole world to me...
i love you so much.

yours, (always)
eric <3
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09:59am 10/09/2005
mood: goooood
well... here's a big ol' picture update!

my el camino
she's a beauty...
another sexy shot
i'm going to hook this beast up.
oh yes. the interior is going to be completely gutted and redone.... eventually.
another shot of the beast
and that's it for my sweet ride.
stop sign in puerto rico
this one came out pretty cool. these are all pictures from puerto rice, while i was down there working.
lab in rincon
this is the lab i was working at.
changing the valves
and here's me, hard at work.
this was across the street... ahh.
crashing wave
it was beautiful. this is not a post card. i was there.. lol
park in rincon
this is the park on the beach.
coconut trees
and these things were huuuuuge.
here's the airplane i rode back to san juan in.
cockpit 2
oh. i guess i'm sitting in the cockpit. hmm.
pilot in training
and this wasn't the least bit nerve wracking or anything. the whole time i was just telling myself not to touch anything.
here's my co-pilot!
ariel view
and we're off.... and i almost had a freaking heart attack..

anyway, i'll post some pictures of the apartment another day...

and of the most beautiful, intelligent, wonderful, and awesome woman in the entire world. ;)

love ya, bye!!
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06:41am 31/08/2005
  well, i'm about to leave for work... work just happens to be in puerto rico. so i'll be back in a few days. but i miss my jen... i'm telling you. this is a stupid analogy... but i used to watch this cartoon called 'the tick', and in one episode, there was this giant loaf of baking bread that was swallowing the city... when the tick went to fight it... as soon as he was inside... he just smiled and said... mmm... warm....
and that's how i feel in bed with my beautiful fiancee'. mmm... warm.
alright, i'm out.
10:51am 24/08/2005
mood: content
i went to the aka lounge last night to check out josh's other band. its a neat place. i like the paintings and the rolling stones couch.... that was pretty classic. anywho, i've been writing a lot of stuff at home, mostly songs for aperture. i think i'm close to the point where i'm ready to put a set together for my stuff. just a few songs away. so who knows... maybe i'll be playing shows with that stuff before i'm playing shows with the other band. we'll just have to wait and see. i have my (hopefully) last meeting with ms. diltz today. i'm hoping everything just goes smoothly. alright, i'll jet for now. i'll be posting some songs later on. buh bye.