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01:05am 31/05/2009
  It's been 8 goddamn months. Way to long. I use to rely on this thing so much and to think that it has been that long since I have last written in this thing is crazy talk. I have a different personal thing I use too now for the most part. Well for anyone who is still my pal on this thing here it goes, 8 months in the making:

I play music: www.myspace.com/advantage

I still drink WAY to much coffee and smoke way to many cigarettes.

I am still working RETAIL management and HATE it.

I drink way way way too much booze

I live in the East Bay

I Have an awesome dog.


please add me if you you miss me, cause i miss you.

I hate facebook. no deal..

-Michael Marino

As good as it gets   
12:03am 30/06/2008
mood: listless

My last entry 6 months ago feels like I wrote it 6 weeks ago.

I'm playing music again for the most part. I have put a lot of focus on this new band and really think that the pay off is going to be great. There's no doubt in my mind that if I keep going with this that something great will happen.

I play baseball every saturday and try to watch every Giants game I can. 

I work like a stiff and have been for 3 years. I need a break that is longer than two random days off a week. 

I want to go back east to Boston and New Jersey. Get a feel for where most my family grw up and still lives. 

I was born in the wrong time period. Nothing interests me from today. I'm more obsessed with Sinatra and old radio than any music now adays. I'm into the era that had a bar in every living room with scotch on the rocks and anybody who was anybody smoked lucky strikes and camels. Where dinner and a movie ment dressing up in your finest. Where everyone actually supported the Navy because we were actually helping others. Where dinners ran late and everyone seemed to want to help out more by doing rather than saying. 

I want to go back to when you wanted to reach someone you walked down the street or picked up a phone. Not text messaged or wrote on myspace.

So enough about the impossibles.

Write me a love song   
02:30am 01/05/2008
mood: nostalgic

I actually have stuff to write about tonight:

No more smoking cigarettes. I don't really know why I stoped. I really enjoyed it actually. Theraputic and a very social habbit I must say. I just want to feel better than  I do now I guess and i'm prety sure smoking is a huge step. Tomorrow is day 11 with out one smoke. That's going against a good 6 years here. I'll be fine..
I am so confussed with the next step I need to be makiing in my life.. I want to devote myself to music and I have a realy good feeling about this new project but we all know what happens to musicians after they  make one hit song or two. I should be going to school and setting up some kind of security here but school was never really my thing. Maybe I just need to "make" it my thing.
I've been going to a lot of baseball games. I love my Giants. I've been going to some A's games even. That's been my best outlet recently. I long for a nice road trip. I would realy like to go back east. Go to finway park or yankee stadium before it gets demolished.
I hate the fact that i'm so nostaligic. I always seem to be longing for easyer and simpler times. I'm sure we all are in some sense. I don't exactly know what I long for inparticular but I know i'll fill that void someday.

Anywho, I guess it's time for bed. This entry says 2:30am but it's a lot later than that. I have work tomorrow and then..sleep and work again. Two days off just ar'nt enough sometimes when you work 40+hrs a week. Especialy when those two days ar'nt in a row. 

la buonanotte. l'amo le persone - Michael Joseph Marino

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Rock it   
12:26am 29/04/2008
  Well...This is my "every 6 months post". I do check this a lot still but only for maybe 6 people and I only talk to like 3 still and it's extreamly rare if i do. I'm just nolstalgic and I think that being so nolstalgic really defines my character and how i'll be when I get even older.

I live in Dublin now...
I'm playing music again.....really good too
Stil workin every day

I don't even know what to write right now. Goodnight - Michael 
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11:32pm 30/09/2007
mood: content

It has been 6 months since I last did this and in a year and a half I have left 2 entrys. 

I just need to see who reads this so I know who to keep contact with. Please respond  to this if you guys still read this..
Love- Michael

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02:52am 28/03/2007
mood: creative
Well, where do I start? My last entry was almost exactly a year from today. 2 days shy actually. How ironic is that?

The last entry i posted i Said  "it was my first full day at vans."
Well... I spend 40 hours of my week in the Tracy Mall as Store Manager of Vans now. When i'm not at work I hang out with my girlfriend and my dog Bella. Her full name is Bella Mafioso Lugosi Marino actually, just so you get the full idea. I watch the Sopranos season by season and I watch The Office as well. I don't pay for cable so you can see where i'm coming from..

I still smoke.. well..not as much. Atleast it's not a pack a day like I used to. I drink alot. I don't get  drunk every night  but I like to mix myself a drink more often than not. 

My best friend moved to Santa Rosa and i've seen him 2wice in 7 months. and the 2nd time was work related travel.

My pants are still tight and my shirts still barely fit me. I still have a ring in my lip but still no tattoos. 

I sure have learned a lot in the past year. 
Everything from: work,people,responsibilities, life, growing up, and shoes.

I'll be 21 May 13th, Mothers Day. Join me in a drink eh?
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3 to the clock   
02:43am 07/03/2006
mood: cheerful
My two weeks are in at Hot Topic.
I got a job as an Assistant Manager at a new Vans store opening up in Tracy.

I bought the best of Johnny Cash and the best of Tony Bennett tonight.
I saw Gunns for the first time in what seemed like months.

Tomorrow Andrew and I are taking a trip up by Sonora for pizza.
Wednesday is a LONG OVERDUE hair cut and the season finale of Project Runway.
Friday is some sweet gambling at Jackson.

My Piano and I are best friends.
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Here it goes..   
10:10pm 18/02/2006
  God knows the last time I even wrote in this.

I looked at all my friends posts for the past weeks at it seems everyone is doing well. That makes my happy that everyone is feeling content and good for the time being.

I can barely bring myself to walk into work anymore. I have a new job in manegment lined up with a different company if all is good.
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relaxing times?   
11:49pm 27/10/2005
mood: blank
I'm sitting in my room drinking by myself again.
Listening to Thrice.
Watching Lost in Translation.


What a glorious night life yeah?
I work like crazy from now till forever.

Yours is the softness of spring to me
Yours is the beauty of fall
Heaven is mine when you cling to me
You I adore overall
A Masters in Reverse Psychology   
01:37am 21/10/2005
mood: uncomfortable

It's been a while, a long while since i've written in this. To set the mood, I am drinking whiskey, it's about 1:45 in the morning, and i'm listening to Murder By Death, which is by far..the best band ever.

Iv'e been working... a lot, but overdrew  my bank account.
Smoking to many cigarettes.
Drinking a huge amount of coffee and alcohol.
Not as content with things as I thought I was.

In a little over a month from now I should be living in the city with 9, yes..9 of my friends. I should have a job at a coffee/tattoo/hair/piercing shop. It's a little unreal to think about. I will be leaving the rest of my friends and a girl I care a lot for. I can make it work.

I need to not drink in a room by myself. Who else you going to drink with I guess?

I want to be driving in the rain. Smoking a cigarette, coffee in hand, and content with things. That would be...well...perfect?

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Part 2   
03:52pm 19/07/2005
  KCRA -
If you think your Acura Integra is fast and gorgeous, you aren't alone. The car model was one of the most-stolen last year -- likely the target of street racers.

According to a report released Tuesday, the 1999 Acura Integra coupe was the single most swiped vehicle in 2004, while Integras from other model years weren't far behind.
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03:20am 10/07/2005
mood: aggravated
I walk into my house about an hour ago and 10 minutes after I walk in, my car alarm goes off, not odd because I usually sit on the beeper and it goes off. Odd is that my keys were on my dresser. I scramble to turn it off, trying to wake up the whole block. It beeped more than usual after turning it off alerting me that the car was tampered with. I wait and watch for 5 minutes than go out side. My door was ajar but not yet open. Someone tried getting into the thing and almost succeeded. Not more than 10 minutes after getting inside! That leads me to believe that maybe someone was waiting for me to get home..scary fucking though. My windows are now open and I'll be on like navy seal guard while I sleep. Just posting to let off some steam. I have to wake in 5 hours, goodnight.
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01:22am 13/06/2005
- Tomorrow will be the 4th show i've been to since Friday.
- LIKE FIRES last show, come'on you gotta go.
- Last night was fun to the maximo.
- Tomorrow should be nice as well.
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12:17am 27/05/2005
  haha fuck live journal  
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Flip the siren   
05:02am 22/05/2005
mood: good
Haha..So I've stumbled upon this little coffee shop called Starbucks. It's a new thing with crazy drink sizes like "Venti". I think it started in Seattle or something. I've only been once but, I for one am going to dedicate my life to sitting there everyday from this time on..
12:49am 18/05/2005
mood: crappy
This is what you get when you're up late and google your name.

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You're running out of faces   
01:35am 15/05/2005
mood: determined
Iv'e been very distant lately, I have just needed time to think and collect my thoughts. I think i'm almost there. Sorry to everyone if it has seemed like I haven't given a shit, I hope you understand.

My birthday was nice, uneventful but nice. Jessica, Leslie, and Nick through a day before party and it was very nice of them.

I think things are starting to turn around, i'm feeling better and not letting things get in the way of that.
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01:20am 03/05/2005
mood: hopeful
To start out the post id like to say i'm under the influence of some nice tasting vodka. And am currently smoking a cigarette.

Now that I have set the mood, id like to say the following:

- I want to see Jason and his Nova race Aaron and his Z.
- My mother and I gave Miss Sandy our old van.
- I have tickets to "The Sounds of the Underground".
- I want to sell my car and buy a Gsr. Integer for life!
- I get a new guitar for my birthday! Nothing to flashy but i'll make it do the job.
- I get called a WOP at least once a day.
- I feel a lot better than I did a week ago
- My friends are the best, they keep me alive.
- I'm going to LA on Thursday.

I wish I could bowl more often but my hand is fucked from when I broke it 4 years ago. And I think that's all I have to say. Comment if you like me yeah? Sweet.. :)
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12:54am 02/05/2005
mood: blah
I'm dying to move to the city, i'm reminded why every time I go there.

It was nice hanging out with Jason and Lisa tonight, it was long over due.

Leslie I DON'T hate you! haha but don't you dare kick a soccer ball at my automobile again :)

My room is dusty and littered with empty cigarette boxes.

Friday the 13th is my birthday so call me up that day and say "what's up sucka you're 19" :)
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The Sounds of the Underground   
05:13pm 01/05/2005
mood: calm
The Sounds of the Underground

Clutch / Opeth / Poison the Well / From Autumn to Ashes / Unearth / Chimaira / Gwar / Norma Jean / Every Time I Die / Strapping Young Lad / Throwdown / High on Fire / Madball / All That Remains / A Life Once Lost / Terror / Lamb of God

Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 12:00 PM
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA

On Sale May 1, 2005 - 10:00AM
18 bands... 10 hours of HARDCORE & METAL!!!

The Sounds of the Underground Tour will rock the Shoreline Amphitheatre Concourse June 23rd!!!

Lamb of God, Clutch, Opeth, Poison The Well, From Autumn To Ashes, Unearth, Chimaira, GWAR, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, Madball, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost, Devil Driver,

Doors open 11:00 AM

General Admission: $29.50
Day of Show: $35.00
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