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|Monday, December 8th, 2014|
|Is this thing still on?
I found myself browsing through this on a lark, reading through old entries, and I think now is as good a time as any to return to the practice of journaling my life.
A lot has changed since I first started using this platform, but looking back through this I realize parts of me haven't changed as much as I thought. :-)
|Friday, September 7th, 2007|
To my favorite Thanos-loving, DDR-playing college roommate and friend:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WES!
|Thursday, June 7th, 2007|
|My First Voice Over!
It's only for 2 days, but my voice will be on a national 20 second promotional spot on MSNBC! Needless to say I'm a little excited! Check it out and lemme know what you think! :
|Thursday, May 3rd, 2007|
I was hesitant to post anything before confimation, but it doesn't get any more official than ordering airplane tickets:
I'll be back in NC! (For a limited time only)
To be a bit more specific, I'm granting myself a small break this summer from July 7th to 13th. I don't have much planned yet, but a lot of people to see during the week. Let me know if any of you all have any tenative plans and maybe a day could be had!
|Monday, March 19th, 2007|
www.luckyturner.com is now a reality
I really have to thank satchmoz
for his help in making this whole thing happen. I'm still trying to determine the direction of this site, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Current Mood: accomplished
|Monday, February 19th, 2007|
|"This right here is the reason that falling in love is so got damned hard!"
I lost track of how many shots of jack I've downed, but somehow flipping channels I ended up stopping on "Hitch". It's a movie that honestly shouldn't really appeal to me in any way shape or form , but manages to get me involved every time I watch. Maybe it's the Albert character idealistically pursuing romance, or wishing to be as composed as Will doing the Hitch thing. I don't know...
Tonight, "Hitch" is officially the man's romantic comedy.
|Sunday, October 29th, 2006|
I saw this in the paper a few days ago and thought this was unreal:
Way to hold out on the cash, Becky....
I promise a real post is happening soon!
|Thursday, July 6th, 2006|
|It is what it is. :-)
It's about time I dropped an entry that wasn't riddled with angst, insecurity and other neuroses that have seemed to bog me down since graduation. I'm in a pretty good place right now and I figure it's only right to document it so that if (God Forbid) I go missing in Aruba on a vacation next summmer, media pundits won't glance at my blog and go:
"Wow, what a pathetic fucking shlub..."
I'm having a pretty decent time with life at the moment. I hadn't appropriately marked the occasion on here, but as of May 1st, 2006, I'm an NBC Page. Lot's of different things encompass the experience and I was initially leary of the average 6 day workweek, but it's pretty much the jackpot as far as making connections, meeting people, and giving my resume the best cushion ever. It's a 12 month max program, and afterwards hopefully I've made enough contacts to stay at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (the building is frigging incredible....). Honestly, the program is the greatest validation I could've asked for in justifying all the hours I spent in the edit suite missing hangout time with friends and making the crazy drunken memories I'll be telling my kids years from now, and it's a point of mine to wake up everyday and remember why I'm doing what I'm doing... to get 'THERE'. I'm still working on defining it clearly, but working towards it has greatly increased my happiness quotient.
I haven't made any progress in the love-life department, but nothing sweating. Loads of beautiful women and I've engaged a few really wonderful ladies in great conversation, but I'm not in a rush for anything. Scary to say it's been years almost since my last relationship (of sorts), but I'm making a point not to let that timetable make me rush into some bull-ish.
When schedule and sleep permit, I've got a Tauren Hunter on WOW who's pretty cool. Look me up (Kridoth) on the 'Midvh' server. I've got a wicked pet too!
|Friday, April 21st, 2006|
|Monday, April 10th, 2006|
|I did it....
Long night and I still have stuff left to do, so I'll keep this entry short and sweet:
1.) I had an interview recently with NBC's Page Program. I got a call. I got the job. I put in my notice at work today and everyone seemed to be cool with it. I'll miss my coworkers, but this is a great development.
2.) Gorillaz concert last thursday: Muthaf*ckin tizight! Pictures to come.
3.) I finally took the plunge and picked up a MacBook Pro. I'm gonna hurt paying this thing off, but an Apple computer is something I've wanted for YEARS now. Pictures also to come. Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, March 14th, 2006|
|I'm so sleepy....
I'm trying to get stuff together at work for 2nd quarter, which entails getting though an already intimidating mound of forms, emails, faxes which never quite seems to come down. The inbox is my personal Hydra: I hack away and before i know it 7 more 2Q orders are dumped in my inbox. Plus, I've still gotta figure out how in the hell I'm going to get more time from my stations I'm supposed to be selling.
Things are looking better though as I look to friday. I'm not sure what I'll do for the weekend, but I do plan on checking out "V for Vendetta" at some point, since I loved the graphic novel and it's looking pretty schweet. Plus, it's a chance to rekindle the semi-crush I've had on Natalie Portman since I was 11 watching a bootleg VHS of "The Professional". Many people in the office scream about getting horribly trashed on St. Paddy's Day and while the idea of a night out doesn't sound bad at all, I'm not too big on consuming huge ammounts of alcohol without any sort of celebration that means something to me ( hope not to offend anybody, but I really don't get too stoked about St. Patrick's Day).
Last Friday I was on a subway car just glancing around and happened to see a group of classy, pretty young women enjoying the evening , and I really wanted to walk over in a non cheesy way and without any sort of intention just let them know, "Ladies, you all are looking great tonight!" I only relay this annectdote as it's one instance of how I really have a tough time complimenting people or telling them spontaneously how I feel. I only really start to realize this as I'm trying to avoid a social/emotional paralysis I feel taking hold at moments. I have the tendancy to worry about a lot of things, but I think the worst would be to have people misunderstand or interpret me or my personality and I fear this may happen more often than I'd like.
Anywho, I hope all is good with my peeps! Current Mood: relaxed
|Saturday, March 4th, 2006|
|So f*ck what 'cha heard!
Ever experience the frustration caused by people who insist on ask questions/ without out and out asking them?
In any event, I've been having fun times more frequently. I can't really pin it to one thing in particular. I've gotten back into collecting comic books over the past few months, which has given me something to look forward to almost every week as at least 1 book I collect is likely to be on the shelves. The work situation is the same for now, but I keep coming across more situations that put mine into perspective, so I'm just keeping positive as I continue my search for a new gig.
I signed up to match.com about a month ago... almost throwing down the gauntlet to myself to start getting out more. And last week it actually worked out for me. I went out friday night for coffe with a pretty grad student from Rutgers who was funny and engaging. And Saturday night i met up with a college student from south jersey and hung out at a diner in the village chatting it up over chicken fingers and milkshakes trying to escape the stiff winds that night. Not sure if I plan on pursuing anything with either one, but it's good to get out every now and then and sample a bit of the world through others.
Tonight in contrast is gonna be a bit more low-key. I'm struggling to figure out what to fix for dinner, listen to some music, make an earnest attempt to play some of the games I've picked up since I've been up here and maybe right out the check to 'crossgrade' my production suite software. I kinda hate the fact I put the horse before the cart, so to speak, in buying the software, but the huge number of freelance jobs I've seen on classified boards for editing gigs has been crazy. And $500 bucks a pop for weekend jobs wouldn't be bad if on the wallet or my resume.
Potential fun night next month: Gorillaz are playing 5 nights at the Appolo Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday morning and I'm halfway tempted to bring my credit card to work to snag some prime seats.
|Sunday, February 5th, 2006|
|...Go on, brush you shoulders off.
I've actually managed to watch an entire superbowl game and I'm somewhat gratified by this feat. But anywho...
The interview- Well, I'd held off on this one for quite some time, but it didnt' seem to have gone too well. From the outset, first I met the supervisor I was to interview with, and she seemed to have 'forgotten' she had an interview in the first place. She also saw fit to mention that she'd already interviewed a candidate they liked and that there are 'always opportunities popping up'. After the awkward introduction, I was taken to crammed disheveled office without a desk where I was seated in a lumpy old sofa that was probably the same one used in "Good Times". I felt like I was doing a good job at explaining my potential value to the company, skills and passion, but any positive energy to the interview was drained immediately by the participation of the executive producer.
If the earlier introduction gave me cause to pause, this man nailed the coffin in whatever chance I did have. After a cursory glance at my resume, he asked the followin in a derisive tone:
"WHAT made you go to school in the south?"
I did my best to make sure that the irritation did not firmly take hold on my face, then remembered the numerous UNCP promotional pamphlets and recited off something about the affordable, quality education, proximity to beaches, and being close to my military family, inc case he was the sort of New Yorker that I've encountered in growing numbers who equates the south with buck-toothed, inbred moonshiners. I was asked if I had any futher questions, I struggled to find 1 or 2 more things I was curious about, but in all honesty at this point I was deflated.
I sent my interviewer the obligatory "Thank You" note, but I haven't heard anything back from her. I've found a few postings on Time Warner's site that I've sent out to, so hopefully something more fruitful will result.
On the brightside, I am all on some new music. Post to come tomorrow. Current Mood: determined
|Tuesday, January 24th, 2006|
I've waited a little too late in the evening to make a comprehensive "State of the Union"-style post, but I did have one thing that I needed to share:
I've got an interview set for Thursday afternoon.
I don't want to jinx anything and nothings set in stone yet, but I'll be sure to post thursday night on how things go! Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, November 8th, 2005|
OK, this morning I checked on my still-tardy iBook ordered from Apple that I ordered with my new Apple Credit Account I was approved for last week.... to find that for some reason the credit account didn't cover the order. I plan on calling to dispute this (as I already have a card with a $2500 limit), but in apparently the system can't be cancelled due to the addition of a 80 gig HD, so I may have to pay on another less desireable card.
Always some shit going on..... Current Mood: pissed off
|Tuesday, November 1st, 2005|
Happy belated halloween to all! The closest I got to celebrating was watching sunday night's Simpson's "Treehouse of Terror" episode. But life is pretty good. Being brief, as I'm prepping for work, but just wanted to give a few brief updates:
1.) No date for the Kanye show. Not entirely a bad thing. Better I not rush such things as affairs of the heart. I'm going with my aunt, who'll probably enjoy the opening acts more than Kanye himself, but as long as my other ticket gets some good use, I'm happy.
2.) Work goes alright. Everyone is very nice still and we have a great coffee machine and bagels on friday. And I love bagels!
3.) I just put in my long held off order for an Apple Computer! I ended up opting for a 14" Apple iBook with SuperDrive and 80GB HD, Applecare 3yr insurance coverage, and Final Cut Express for the video editing! I'm pretty stoked at being able to edit at will again, and it will be a happy day next week when the system arrives. Current Mood: excited
|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
I've been on a serious music kick lately. Picked up "DangerDoom", Clipse's "Lord Willin'" and the first "Gorillaz" album, as listening to "Demon Days" over the past week has converted me to a fan. It's amazing how much I've started relying on music to get me through the day. I was an odd teenager. I could easily count the number of CD's I owned. And sadly, most of my collection at the time consisted of Shaquille O'Neal rap albums that I got through a Columbia House deal. High School wasn't much better. I still own a Korn album from that annoyingly angsty period. And if ever asked about owning a Limp Bizkit album, I'll deny. I'd like to think I've come a long way from then. Hell, I know I have...
In any event, I've started chatting with a really nice girl... who I have yet to meet. I'd always discounted the possibility of the internet to asist me, despite having seen a few sucessful relationships and one marriage as a result of an internet relationship. A few days ago I replied to a post on Craigslist and got an email with a photo, which wasn't the usual fuzzy pic or obviously scanned image of a model, and she said that she was intersted in chatting on AIM. We actually had an interaction that wasn't horribly awkward and she gave me her number. And the phone conversation has been great. We've been chatting for a few days now and plan on meeting up on Saturday to hang out in the city. She's got a quick wit, nice smile, and seems to be really easy to talk to. Possible date for the Kanye concert?
Gotta finish up some laundry. Many well wishes to all! Current Mood: mellow
|Monday, October 17th, 2005|
|I need a gun, 'cos all I do is dance...
Life is going pretty well. I've started up Christmas shoppping, as I'm afraid of December sneaking up and biting me on the ass before I know it. I've got my sister covered so far, so I'm just waiting for next month's check to cover the gift I want to pick up my brother and then get my mom and other family members. It's the first holiday I've had no excuse to not give for the holidays, and nobody's pissed me off this year, so I'm gonna enjoy this giving spirit for as long as it lasts.
The past week brought some of the the shittiest, overcast days I'd ever seen. Overall most of last week was just a bust. My boss was out of the office for two days in the week, and it everything went haywire with out client stations on those two days. It wasn't the first time I've felt stressed on the job, but it's one of the times that just has me on the search even harder for a production job.
Those 2 days weren't as awkward as negotiating my social life, which is damn near on life support. I called up the teller ladie for conversation a few times and only got her voice mail at eash turn. I finally got a call back from her last tuesday evening and she apologized for not getting back to me sooner, as it'd been a busy weekend. She was apparently busy with moving and had forgot about a visit she was to make to visit her boyfriend's mom....
That's right, folks. Boyfriend. What sense does it make to me to give a guy who has more than just platonic intentions your phone number when you've got a boyfriend? Beats the hell out of me. In any event, I tried to quickly end the conversation by listening and responding approapriately to her annectdotes. I'm not sure if I was more pissed or disappointed, but needless to say my days of catching the 6 train across town are through for now.
The weekend got better. I picked up Gorillaz' "Demon Days" and Jamiroquai's "Dynamite" from Best Buy saturday night and so far they get my seal of approval. I'm still waiting for amazon to ship me an older Jamiroquai album "Return of the Space Cowboy", an old 70's disco/big band album "Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band", and "Arular" the cd from M.I.A, the Sri-Lankan beauty who I continually obsessed over in the cafeteria this past semester. I finally remembered to pick it up after hearing a portion of her song "Galang" on the Honda Civic commercial. Hopefully all CD's will be enjoyed.
Music has been nothing but good to me lately. I've still got the Kanye West concert to look forward to. I've still got an extra ticket, and the show's sold out, so I'm trying to figure out where I could meet a fun lady who won't be a total flake who I could enjoy the show with and maybe hang with for other events not involving the Louis Vuitton Don. Not getting my hopes up to far yet, but we'll see what happens.
Anyone who knows of a good dvd ripper hip me too it. I've found that ImToo DVD Ripper is nice, but I'm running a trial version and I'll have to pay 40+ bucks to register it. Considering I've just paid for a 1G memory stick duo, this isn't really an option that I'm wanting to pursue. Current Mood: energetic
|Friday, October 7th, 2005|
Quick update before work:
1.) After many days of trying to rush out of work,catch the 6 train to make it to the bank in times, I finally caught up with my crush and asked for her number on Wednesday: and she gave it to me! I haven't called yet, as I've reasoned I'd probably seem downright creepy calling so soon after making all sorts of crazy attempts to see her ( Going to a bank clear across town twice a week can't seem in any way normal), so I'll probably call tonight and chat.
2.) Target isn't half bad. Picked up a pretty nice black casual blazer that'll look pretty cool with jeans and a button up or tee shirt. I don't know why, but I've recently develped a blazer obsession. There's another blazer at express men's (chocolate brown courdoroy) that I've had my eye on all week and resisted charging, since I'm sure I can at least avoid a couple bucks in tax by waiting until my aunt gets back in town and she can point me to a location in Jersey where I could seek out this wonderful jacket.
3.) Bill Maher returns to HBO tonight! 1 Maher-less week was enough. Sadly, enough crazy shit has transpired over the 2 weeks politically that this should make a great episode (barring any lame guests).
More to come over the weekend, friends! Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, September 27th, 2005|
Decent day overall. I made my way to FYE today to pick up the new family guy DVD, but unfortunatly I've yet to watch it... I got home at 8 after going to a bar with some co-workers to chat for a bit. In addition to late arrival home, the TV up in my room is acting wonky with my PS2... I'm patching my PS2 through a composite cable switchbox, which then is hooked up to a VCR which is connected through a RF cable. It's not ideal, but it's carried me thusfar. However tonight when I wanted to watch my DVD, the brighness faded out, signal was lost all together... general crap.
Then I make my way downstairs to attempt to play it on my uncle's PC with a DVD drive... and the playback has stalled twice and the disc isn't even recognized in the drive after playback stalls. Something tells me I'm not supposed to warch this movie tonight. :-(
I think I'll make a trip to see a certain teller thursday. I figure if I ask her to a social get-together date type thing then, that gives enough time to formulate a plan for what to do on the weekend. I've got a whole suave conversation planned out in my head that'll never roll off my tongue as intended, so it's better to get to this sooner before i think of any more to potentially screw up. Current Mood: disappointed