Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
The day started with me going over to Nancy's to bake a cake and go shopping at 8:30. Then we ran some errands and went to pick up Magda. I didn't call her until we were in front of her house so she was still asleep. Eventually we got tired of waiting and went in, grabbed her stuff and breakfast, and put her in the car. She didn't want to come but wanted to sleep and couldn't figure out where we were going. After we got A we went to the park and were welcomed by a tree full of people!! Anyway then we made food and played an awesome game of kickball!!! It was awesome and I didn't even fall once....hmm you all know this though as most of you were actually there. The final score was 10 -8 with Ben, Katie, skylar, Rachel, Adrianna, Mike, and Ian winning. Sorry if I forgot anyone!!
I think the highlight was setting of Ken's alarm in the parking lot of baskin robins and Magda calling him and saying to mike (cause Ken wouldn't talk to her) "Hey you hear that?!? That's your Car!!!"
Anyway awesome day!!! You guys are the best!!!
And of course, pictures: click the link!!!
PS We won the game show because Rachel Finn is a beast, (She carried the team to victory)
peace, and long life,
Sunday, May 29, 2005
Well, it has been a very fun year, full of entertainment, depression, fun, pain, relaxation, and everything in-between. Personally I have very few regrets and I’m glad I was able to share it with all of you. So I just got back from the drama banquet, which I’m sure others will post on in some way, and it was awesome. They had some really cool prizes too. I also ate more ice-cream than I think I ever have at one time and as a result feel nauseated. Incidentally my award was titled "Two certificates.... so you can eat one" award, referring to my eating habits no doubt. And to re-establish a fact that yes, pat, you may insult me for, again, I am going to completely geek out this summer on Star Wars. Having just bought Star Wars Galaxies, my life is now on pause for are little pixilated figure that will shortly be on my screen.
Moving on, I would like to say that I’m particularly looking forward to this week for everything that is lined up. I've decided to study minimally for finals and screw the Dr. Gorman homework cause I it, so I’m planning on a week of relaxation, swimming, playing pool, hanging out, and doing other stuff which I’m sure will come up as the week goes on. If anyone has any plans, please let me know so I can busy myself even further. Also the grandparents are coming, both sides, and so its gonna be kinda awkward. Why I’m not yet sure, but I’m sure there will come a time when it will be. My condolences to those who have to go through the same relative juggling that I do. Well, again, thanks for a cool year, and I hope that summer will rock as much as this year did.
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Anyway the teams dwindled, but a few hard core players stuck it out, including everyone's favorite asian (Way to be cool Nancy)!! The final score was something like 8 - 5 but I'm not positive.
After that a few of us went to get slurpees and were then off to the softball game. The girls played amazingly, but ended up loosing 7-2. It was a valiant effort though and they had an amazing season!!! Go girls!!! We sat right by the dugout in the direct sun. It was hot and I was sure I'd be burned to a crisp but surprisingly I'm not!! Yay!! As Kristin put it so elequently "I'm sweating in places I didn't even know I had!!)
Anyway so I'd post pictures here but my computer is being a butt so check my yahoo thing!!!
Oh and I made a slideshow of our year with around 80 pictures and counting, if you want a copy let me know!! It's pretty amazing!!
Friday, May 27, 2005
Anyway, this was possibly one of the best Playwriting Festival's that I have attended. The first four were all phenomenal, every one of them. But Scott and Spencer's play was extraordinary. Perfect. Superb. And a bunch of other random superlatives. Awesome job people.
Also, Ben says kickball tomorrow on the baseball field.
Final note: I was just settling in at home when I get a call from Ben Kocarnik. Apparently his car had run out of gas right outside the Taco Bell on Beaverton Hillsdale(near Scholls Ferry). He had made to a gas station but the station had run out of regular gas. So Ben tries to make it to the next station. He didn't get too far. So I drive over there and we attempt to push his car into the Taco Bell parking lot. Unfortunately, the parking lot is elevated. When we finally get his car into the lot, we wait for the Tyler Craven to arrive with the gas. Craven arrives and Ben and I breathe sighs of relief, thinking that this episode was over. Ha. We thought wrong. The opening for the gas tank on Ben's car is on the back behind the license plate. The gas can that we had was a pretty old one without an extension, meaning that the can's nozzle couldn't reach the tank opening without spilling gas all over the place. Still, we made several gamely attempts but to no avail. Our next thought was that, since Ben and I had gotten drinks while waiting, to put the gas in one of our plastic cups and pour it from the cup into the tank. This was definitely not one of our brightest ideas. Apparently, gasoline melts plastic. We tried to pour it but Ben squeezed the cup and the gas melted a crack in it. So, geniuses that we are, we set the cup on the ground. Yeah. We soon witnessed the gas eat through the bottom of the cup and spread all over the ground. So we now have gas all over the ground and on the license plate and rear bumper but no gas in the actual car. After standing there screaming and kicking the car for a while, we finally had an actual intelligent thought. We went inside and got a paper cup. Ben poked holes in the bottom of it and we used it to funnel gas into the tank. Success! Then, being the mature adults we are, we decided to play football with the half-empty water bottles in Ben's car in the Taco Bell parking lot.
Ian was gonna post about some very important matters but I guess not. So if you're reading this prior to Friday afternoon, we're planning for kickball followed by intense rooting at the softball game. And somewhere in there I am going to own the Godfather Machuca at headsup. No four to one advantage to cushion his loss this time.
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I feel like I'm stealing their thunder by saying this, but the Playwriting Festival was awesome and anyone who doesn't go is stupid. Table For a Night is the greatest play ever to be created by Jesuit students and Ariel Black has the best acting I've ever seen at JHS. Sacha and Alex's play is very good as was Margaret's. I think I need to see Reaction again. Great stuff. Loved that French accent, Colonel.
Monday, May 23, 2005
"Mr. Nate, the radio is broken"
"Yes sah, git right on dat, sah."
That was basically what would have been the dialogue between Ken and our limo driver Nate had Nate been a jolly 1930's black chauffeur like he was in my mind after I heard Ken call him Mr. Nate.
Well, seeing as its something many of us shared in together and that tends to discourage people from posting, I shall attempt to record some of what transpired on the eve of Saturday, May 21. Screw that, comment on what I left out that was important to you and I'll just put down what Scott told me to, because I'm still recovering from the all-nighter and have lost the powers of creative thought.
The crux of my post will be two stories.
First, my battle of wits with Nathan, the headwaiter at the Portland City Grill. What happened is kinda fuzzy, but I’ll do my best.
-The Starting Pistol- I make some remark about not knowing what to drink because I don’t have a wine list.
-My first shot-I accuse him of making up what Misha ordered, which was buttersih (somehow crab-encrusted also.)
-He fires back “Don’t mess with the table" after I fix his crappy wobbly table by putting a menu under one of the legs.
-I ask him to bring us a candle as our candleholder is empty.
-He does but brings me noticeably less Coke than he did Scott.
-I have nearly the exact amount of the bill and tip (off by only four cents) but ask for the change anyway.
-He brings me Scott’s change, which is three dollars.
-I test the flammability of one of said dollars (Scott let me have it, as I had gained it and two brothers) and then douse it in a water glass. Leaving a clear sign of my victory.
I know I forgot one exchange (even if it was there its still a stupid story) but it made us at the end of the table laugh. I can’t put into words the competitive animosity that I felt with this guy. Like I told Scott, he was my Lex Luthor. I beat him (I don’t think I’m poisoned) unless he tracks me down with the fingerprints left on the buck and helps the feds get me for the felony. That would be a funny way to end up at PCC.
Second, another come from behind meta-win at poker. We started off with seven guys putting five bucks in at 3:15. I quickly whittled my stack down to 55 cents. Scott quit while he was ahead and then Ian knocked out both Doug and Jeff on a hand they all had flushes on, thus taking a big lead. Ken kept catching shit at Texas (the only game he actually wanted to play) and I knocked him out. Then it went downhill and Ian knocked me out. Dave was kinda tired of playing (it was almost six) and he was slightly up, so I bought his chips and went heads-up against for the next two hours. It was a titanic struggle, ending with Machuca trying and failing to bully me around while holding a pair of fives (I pulled an inside straight.) We stopped playing there; I had a chip lead but technically Ian won, because he made two dollars more profit than I did. Props to Scott and Doug staying up the whole night with us and Dave, who slept for maybe twenty minutes.
So I don’t know about you guys, but I had a lot of fun. I can’t dance at all, but for some reason I didn’t let that faze me, even after Pat said I reminded him of Elaine in the episode of Seinfeld when she does her full-body seizure dance. All I can say is that I felt like Zorba for a night, with a happiness so inexpressible I could only satisfy it by leaping for the sky.
I will edit stuff in as I remember it.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
There are about forty ways one could begin to talk about “Revenge of the Sith.” There are another fifty or so ways to start talking about waiting in line to see the midnight showing of “Revenge of the Sith” at the Broadway Metroplex downtown. But bear in mind that a combination of hardly any food (I had a sandwich last night and some waffles this morning…that’s all I ate from 3:30 ‘til now, which as a teenager is not nearly enough), a TON of soda (lesse…medium from McDonald’s, large from Quizno’s, and GIGANTIC at the theater), a lack of sleep, and that the disgust I had at the state I left my toothbrush in when I brushed the teeth at 3:30 this morning, have left me with a very strange feeling to where I’m not sure how the rest of the days meals will go down.
But that’s okay. I’m totally fine with that. Why? Because “Revenge of the Sith,” quite simply, kicked ass. But I’m not here to talk about the movie. I’ll do that later. Almost as important as the movie was the experience of being there.
I left school at around 5:35 after rehearsal and promptly sped downtown (well…there was traffic). Luckily, John had saved me a spot in a line that while not long, would not have been the most comfortable had I not had my spot. Oh, and we were second in line (which would eventually transform into first, as the good folks in front of us were in the other theater). Small dream of mine to be first in line for Star Wars.
I could describe in detail what happened over the next five hours (they let us into the theater at 11), but you don’t know unless you were there. But here’s to all who showed up. Everyone who left more trash on the ground than they have in their can at home. To the guys who got wasted and nearly got security called on them. To the Jedi runs every half an hour. To Dave, the guy with the jester hat. To Ian, for scoring Maggie an extra ticket long after they sold out. To Maggie and Misha, who got someone to switch tickets with Ian so he could be in the Music Box with the rest of us. To Mitch, who as of 6:00 PM had no ticket, and as of 10:50 PM was the first one in the theater. To Gus, for rallying that entire line together as one.
Oh, and when they let us in the theater, we were unstoppable. It was a wonder we went through the door one at a time, but after we did we bounded down the stairs (it’s the Broadway, so there’s a good three flights) and the lady taking the tickets yelled something along the lines of “DO NOT RUN! Come on you guys, ONE LINE!” as we rushed into a completely empty theater for the midnight showing of the last Star Wars movie. Now row selection is tough if you don’t know a theater’s strengths and weaknesses. After a brief struggle between fifth or fourth, we went fifth. Perfection. Our final hour before the big show was spent trying to get the wave started and getting a chant going in which one side would yell “REVENGE OF!” and the other side would follow with “THE SITH!” And yelling for the guy in the second row to switch on his kickass lightsaber (which was this like official replica made of glass that would light up from the bottom up like a real one would).
Matt Edelen and I discussed the nature of the night, as it was more a ticket for the experience than for the movie. You weren’t at a movie, man, you were on a ride. This wasn’t your Saturday afternoon, just-going-to-the-theater-to-chill-out crowd. We were there with purpose. Reason. This transcended beyond going to a movie with some friends. This was about the sheer geeked-out joy of it all. We cheered when “The Twenty” came on. We cheered when the theater manager yelled out “And God help you if I see a cell phone!” We went crazy when the previews started. We clapped and cheered for the “Narnia” trailer, and laughed like crazy at the sheer badness that was the “Stealth” trailer. And then when the time finally came, the 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm music started up, those famous opening words came onscreen, and finally when that iconic yellow-outline logo shot into the depths of space, we went nuts. It wasn’t to be ironic. It wasn’t to try to be funny. This was total devotion and love and passion for a film series that has impacted our lives more than we’ll ever truly recognize. This was about STAR WARS.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Monday, May 16, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
We played our best the third game, after we had lost any possibility of making the championship game. And we walked off the field proud that we never gave up, always kept the hope that the next play was going to work, the next pass an assist, the next shot a goal. After an undefeated season, we got a dose of loss, and the grace that comes with it. It made me realize that it's not about the team you're playing against, it's about the team you're playing with, giving them everything you've got. After the last game, it hit me that I wanted to play with you guys forever. That's why I want the Justice Party. I want to keeping marching on with you guys forever, no matter where to. And I know its not going to be possible that nothing will change. We're all going our own direction and there's nothing we can do about that. No, wait. It's like the choice thing. If we are strong enough to want to stay together, keep in communication, we will. But if we label it hopeless it will be. Please don't say it won't work. Skepticism kills guys like me. Anyway, that was not brief nor muchly about the Mayor's Cup, but it's what I got, queer as it may be. I loved playing soccer with you guys. I'm calling stopper on the official Justice Party soccer team.
To you the Rangers who went on the retreat: please feel no guilt. If any of you want to post something about it go right ahead. From those who called early this morning, who I had to break the news to, I heard it was fairly kickass. But if some of you still think you had a better weekend on the retreat, know this: we had lunch at Shari's. It is an enchanted castle where a knight such as myself gains confidance and vigor while he sups on a splendid, bountiful feast. That's where we're going to have the meals where we convince union leaders and the like to join the Party.
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Lay your claim on your Justice League alter ego now. Know that I am Superman, Scott is The Flash, Devon is Batman, Adrianna is Wonder Woman, and Rachel is Indiana Jones. There might be others I'm forgetting. Anyway, those are off limits but anybody else is up for grabs. Just make sure it's a good guy. First called, first served. Henry Ford is still open ;-)
"...some players had played 150 minutes of soccer. All team members played with heart."
I wish we could have won every game, and had everyone been there we would have. Which only further proves that we need every single person on that team to make anything of ourselves. But special thanks to Misha (even though she slept in a little), Ben, Matt, Cory, Nathan, Katie C., Robert, John, and Tim who came and played in our last Rangers match.
Maybe someone else wants to summarize?
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Yesterday, I woke up with "Bad Day" by R.E.M., a song I've heard maybe three times this entire year stuck in my head. I thought it might be a bad sign but decided not to let it be and didn't. I was super hyper all day (my first dose of coffee ever that Dr. Gorman forced upon me probably didn't help.) I'm still somewhat hyper, which will be the cause of the fragmented, seemingly pointless nature of the entry.
You Marquette folks, here is a song about your new hometown. There is another one if you wanna backtrack, but its not as good.
And here is a song about kickball, because we are going to start up again as soon as the rain leaves. And I find my ball. Have you seen it? I'm at a loss.
Sufjan is coming to the Aladdin on July 21st, so you should plan on joining Shakeer and I there.
Graduation. Can you taste it yet? To me it tastes like the raspberries I used to eat from my front yard patch, while I barefootedly helped my mom water the vegetables at nine in the morning. The taste of summer freedom.
I'll cede you the credit for the Galactic Heroes, Shakeer. But know that I had given a brief browse to their stuff a coupla months ago and come away somewhat irritated.
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What the hell, here is one for our favorite district-attending track athlete, Adrianna, who enjoys this band and I'm sure would like to share them with you.
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The pointlessness of that baffles even me. At least I got in a good shot at Puett. And made a bid to upset mp3zrppl2, which the combined efforts of all y'all could do quite easily, because that jazzrule guy is queer.
Monday, May 09, 2005
I suppose that could be true.
Nevertheless, your very own Gravy Rangers played another amazing game last Saturday against...some other team.
A very angry team at that. At a point about 35 minutes into the first half, suddenly the other team stopped playing soccer and began playing the "how many times can I fall down and get fouled" game...which really blows. And the guy in the Mexico jersey was a real jackass. Among others.
Otherwise, Ben K. scored (i believe) 4 of our six goals, Ben V. had 1, and Jeff had 1. Yeah, those numbers are probably all wrong so please comment and correct me.
While most of you are probably going on the senior silent retreat this upcoming weekend, us remaining Rangers will be playing in the Mayor's Cup.
The Championship game (if we make it to Sunday, which I really hope we do) is at:
on Sunday, May 15th
Strasser Field at Delta Park (it's the artificial turf field)
YOU SHOULD ALL COME.
Friday, May 06, 2005
I'm counting down the days until I can at last bask in the sea of education...
All around me I see enemies...
In the trees, the computers... all around me I see eyes searching, watching, asking, "why am I not in class?" Who is this man? What uncouth powers enable him to slip through the eyes of those that capture us, keep us prisonor in these cruel cells of monotomy and study halls?
I am afraid I might have done something last night...
I don't know what it was, but I feel guilty about something...
WebMarshall has no power over me since I have transcended school. It is powerless to stop me. Watch me make a post on an illegitamate site. Muhahaha...
Thursday, May 05, 2005
"Dear New Oregon State Beaver,
Congratulations on your admission to Oregon State University!" ... "We are writing to let you know about a program which just got started at Oregon State this past fall term. It is the College Assistance Migrant Program(CAMP) and provides support and services for first-year college students from migrant/seasonal farmworker families." .... "In addition, CAMP is based on a cohort system where the approximately 40 CAMP students will learn group problem-solving techniques and participate in mentoring and tutoring programs." ... "I hope you take a few minutes to consider the positive support that CAMP could provide for you as you begin your education at Oregon State University!"
Just wondering, did they blindly send this letter out to all people listed as Hispanic? Because it sure doesn't look like they did any research.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Holy shit am I tired of seeing that picture. Pat was gonna post in history but the filter wouldn't let him. In his stead, here is the Constitution of the United States of America, which I hope is long enough to obscure that hideous monstrosity Cynda posted. This will be removed when new material is presented. If any ever is.
THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Clause 1: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
Clause 2: No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Clause 3: Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. (See Note 2) The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
Clause 4: When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
Clause 5: The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Clause 1: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, (See Note 3) for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
Clause 2: Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies. (See Note 4)
Clause 3: No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
Clause 4: The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
Clause 5: The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.
Clause 6: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Clause 7: Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Clause 1: The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
Clause 2: The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, (See Note 5) unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
Clause 1: Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
Clause 2: Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
Clause 3: Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Clause 4: Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Clause 1: The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. (See Note 6) They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, beprivileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
Clause 2: No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
Clause 1: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Clause 2: Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Clause 3: Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Clause 2: To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
Clause 3: To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
Clause 4: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
Clause 5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
Clause 6: To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
Clause 7: To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
Clause 9: To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
Clause 10: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
Clause 11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Clause 12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
Clause 13: To provide and maintain a Navy;
Clause 14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
Clause 15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
Clause 16: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
Clause 17: To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, byCession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--And
Clause 18: To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Clause 1: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
Clause 2: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
Clause 3: No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
Clause 4: No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken. (See Note 7)
Clause 5: No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
Clause 6: No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
Clause 7: No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
Clause 8: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Clause 1: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Clause 2: No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
Clause 3: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
Clause 1: The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Clause 2: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
Clause 3: The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President. (See Note 8)
Clause 4: The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
Clause 5: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Clause 6: In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, (See Note 9) the Same shall devolve on the VicePresident, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
Clause 7: The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Clause 8: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Clause 1: The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
Clause 2: He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
Clause 3: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Clause 1: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;--between a State and Citizens of another State; (See Note 10)--between Citizens of different States, --between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
Clause 2: In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
Clause 3: The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
Clause 2: The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
Clause 1: The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
Clause 2: A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
Clause 3: No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due. (See Note 11)
Clause 1: New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
Clause 2: The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Clause 1: All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
Clause 2: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Clause 3: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,
GO WASHINGTON--Presidt. and deputy from Virginia
[Signed also by the deputies of twelve States.]
Gunning Bedford jun
Dan of ST ThoS. Jenifer
James Madison Jr.
RichD. Dobbs Spaight.
Charles 1ACotesworth Pinckney
WM. SamL. Johnson
Attest William Jackson Secretary
Sunday, May 01, 2005
If anyone doesn't know, Friday Night's performance was perhaps the most exciting and unbelivable show I have ever been a part of, this trumps everything!
So the show starts out like normal, and its all cool, and stuff. Okay I'll get to the point. Durring the first set change the actors are pushing the VW bug back into its parking space and I am backstage waiting for it so that I can help guide it in. Well the car is half way back and then the actors all scater so there I am trying to pull the damn thing by myself. Ben is quickly there and helps be pull it in. Well to our best guess durring the few seconds that the Bug was not moving, We believe that one of the wheels got ontop of the up-stage black [curtain] and the fly crew began to fly it out creating a large hole in the bottom of it roughly two-three feet long.
After Intermission eveything Drew Cotton (the lead if knowone knew that) collapses into a chair in the blackbox in intense pain. Apparently his back was killing him. He was not able to hardly move. I walk back into the blackbox so that I can drop off the mics and there he is surounded by a crowd unable to get up. I immediatly run on stage, and Tell Scott (the stage manager) that Drew is in intense pain. Scott does a double take and says, "who?!". He runs into the BB to check on him when he returns he reveals that Drew might live but formulates a plan in case Drew Collapses on stage. The next scene is not too physicly demanding for Drew, but he maneges through it, then he has to climb the railroad bridge and that was painful. After a while we all realize that he will be able to finish the show. That is if the show was going to finish.
Oh no, the best was yet to come. Kent (Minister Shaw) is in the middle of his big solo about his son, when all hell broke loose. I was sitting behind the cyc ready to bring the electrical cord in for Ben on the Church, when I heard the sirens. I looked up and saw all the lights flashing, then I hear a recorded man's voice saying something like, "There has been an emergency reported in your building, please evacuate to the nearist stairwell and doors." So then I hear Kent just keep on singing, and a loud murmur from the cast and audience. realizing what is going on (the fire alarm is going off) I jump up and run to the double wide doors. I quickly pull the two wide open (Thank god that the fire door didn't fall on someone). I herd the actors out the doors and motion them down to the far door exiting into the executive parking lot. Scott had lowered the grand drape and got the rest of the actors out the other side. I led about 20 actors out the back as well as a few tech crew. Then just as the actors are offstage Jeff comes bareling through the hallway running toward the main office. He is able to shut it off, and quickly returns saying, "It wasn't our building!" I motion the actors back into the building and back to the stage. Jeff makes an anouncement and the show goes on. When the grand drape goes up kent is on the stage by himself again and there is huge cheering and excitement.
Oh but the night wasn't over yet. As Kent is finishing up his solo, I ambackstage with just about no one else, and I see Mrs. Satterburg opening up the far door from the Executive parking lot. She is followed by three firemen in full gear and they run for the loby. I'm like "oh crap, there not going to disrupt the show are they?" So I run as fast as I can for the stage door and grab the headset from Maura. I say, "Scott, Scott are you there?" Scott's like, "What's up?" And I say " The Fire department just showed up, Mrs. Satterburg is takeing them into the loby." Scott does another double take, what a hard night for him. He responds with "I'm on my way"(just like a super hero) and I can see him on the other side take off running.
then the fun came. Explaing everything to Jeff. He tells us that someone pulled the fire alarm next to the sacristy in the lobby. So keep your ears open, because we'ed all love to find out who did this.
best night, EVER!
This publish time is a Strokes song. The Strokes suck.