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Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
21 September 2013 @ 01:48 am
EDIT: I wrote this entry originally in the tone of this journal, and reading and re-reading it, it just feels wrong. There's a looooooooot of personal history here, going back to 2006, but a lot of emotional baggage and weight on my thoughts and feelings in the now as well, every time I access it to write. I feel like I've entered an entirely different chapter of my life than when I last wrote an entry here, and I feel like a completely different person altogether from the guy who wrote the entry before that.

So, I 'unno. I think I'm starting fresh. No way I'm going to delete this journal, but a blank slate would do a lot to help me put my thoughts in order. If you're an old LJ buddy somehow reading this (despite all appearances of inactivity) and you want to see where I go from here, feel free to add wizard_fights.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
12 January 2011 @ 07:35 am
I'm alive!

I didn't go to jail. But it was pretty close.

I moved out to Washington, DC with Megan and her mom and sister, and her mom's kicking Megan and me out because she's a crazy person, with a capital Crazy. Meg and I are getting our first place come February, just after our one-year anniversary. My life has changed so much it's bizarre to contemplate.

Meg makes me pretty deliriously happy, and I have the best fucking job in the world working at a doggy daycare, and I'm not quite sure where I'm going still but at least I'm immensely enjoying the journey now. We're hoping to wind up in Asheville, North Carolina, within the next year or so. I think it's a pretty good plan.

I'm not sure if I plan to come back and write as extensively here as I once did, because I don't really feel an overwhelming need to like I did back in the day. It's a good habit to get back into, because my sense of the passage of time is getting seriously wacky without it. I dunno. We'll see.

EDIT HOLY SHIT: Oh, because this TOTALLY DESERVES A MENTION: I finally saw the Protomen, the band that dominated 90% of my LJ icons and subject lines. Finally. And it was absolutely, totally worth it. I have almost never had that much fun dancing around. I was almost deaf afterward, and I gave Panther's hand a firm shake. It was just. The best night. Mmmmmmyes.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
04 July 2009 @ 12:29 am
Mini update time:

I'm only going to visit SC, the 13th through the 20th. Walgreens took me on full time out here, and I've been staying at my mom's place while I apartment-hunt and save up a little money.

This week has been absolutely exhausting and I've basically done nothing but work and sleep. Gah.

I saved a baby bird today. I named him Reginald and put him back in the tree he fell out of. Some day, when I have just collapsed from hunger in the mountains, Reginald will show up out of nowhere with a loaf of bread and we'll split it and laugh about old times shared.

That is all.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
01 April 2009 @ 12:38 pm
HAHAHA ahhhhh, so basically everyone I've ever known wants me to come visit them on my roadtrip. A few people even want to come with me.

And they all live in different directions, dammit!

I need to figure this out pretty quickly. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to disappoint at least one person. :S
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
31 March 2009 @ 05:41 pm
speak volumes about the horrors of capitalism that I can only just begin to imagine in my most vivid nightmares.

Also, people have been telling me that I'm destined to be this guy in about ten years. I have only one word to say in response: YES.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
28 March 2009 @ 11:54 pm
I'm asking for a week off in May. I'll drive for days and sleep in my car and live off of beef jerky and watch the sunrise from empty stretches of highway. Ahhhhh, that sentence is so beautiful!

I'm excited.
I don't even know where I want to go yet.

I'm thinking maybe Texas (visiting Lauren! Yes!) or I might go check out Washington/Oregon and see what's what and if it's my destiny or whatever to be there, like so many people tell me.

I'm finally approaching a place where I'm kind of financially stable again, just stable enough to blow it all on a chance and get the hell out of Utah.

It's my goal to be somewhere new and exciting and totally unfamiliar by the end of the year.

Ah, nomad days, you just keep rolling.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
"Larry Renwick will be remembered for his wit and laughing eyes, and above all for being a good friend. I'm sure we all feel that he exploded too young, but...the Lord moves in mysterious ways. Sometimes he'll come in at an angle; other times he can hover, and then swoop. Sometimes he can even come in from beneath, like a...worm, or...mole...the Lord, it's his call how he chooses to maneuver."
--Garth Merenghi's Darkplace

BAHAHA. This show is AMAZING.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
06 March 2009 @ 12:01 am
What's on your list of dealbreakers when it comes to romantic relationships?
If they are actually velociraptors in disguise, there is no way I could ever love them.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
24 January 2009 @ 04:14 pm
Even if you're not actively eavesdropping, you can hear some interesting things. What's the best conversation you've ever overheard?
Two men in their late twenties or early thirties, discussing Pokemon anatomy in intimate detail outside a Hastings. I kid you not.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
10 November 2008 @ 10:48 pm
I took an extra-long walk tonight, listening to the moody tunes of The Dears and enjoying newly-discovered bits of St. George's business sector, barren and empty at this time of night.

On my way back I saw this, so I grabbed my camera and returned to the spot.

Have I mentioned how much I love this camera? Its versatility continues to impress me.
Sound: "22: The Death of All Romance" -- The Dears
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
05 November 2008 @ 12:37 am
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
04 November 2008 @ 03:54 pm
They gave me the run-around; registering me up north even though I gave them a local address and proof of residency for THIS town back in October, so I had to drive from the convention center where all the normal people did their polling all the way to this dumpy little elementary school across town, where I then had to fill out a provisional ballot by hand instead of using the keen new electronic system and my vote technically won't be official til tomorrow.

BUT STILL I VOTED. (hint: for Obama.)

It feels pretty good.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
11 October 2008 @ 11:00 am
The parade was this morning. I marched for the College Democrats.

And it.



It was just me and one other student, and then three faculty members behind us, and so many people cheered us on-- but it was so hilarious because they'd be so random in the crowd, like one person making SO much noise out of ten clustered people just staring at us gloomily.

We got a few jeers and boos, including this one fat middle-aged former jock type guy that shouted "DEMOCRATS ARE MORONS" as loud as he could as we walked past, but so many more people were supportive, and even the people who were silent like, gave that guy the most awkward stare-down he's probably ever experienced.

One of the faculty marching with us was this AWESOME old guy named Cyril, and he had this really strong Australian accent, and every now and again he'd shout "VOTE DEMOCRAT FOR A CHANGE" and it got the other student (Tyler) and me so so pumped up.

The wind was strong and it was so cold, and it was quite a walk, but it felt like I was doing something right for a change and that made the entire thing worth it.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
21 September 2008 @ 01:41 pm
“No, you think this is cool, I can see it in your eyes. It’s not cool. We do not have this thing under control. Let me tell you a story. When I was little we had our sewer line back up. Toilet overflowing and all that. So they had to come and root it out, and what they pulled out of the sewer line was a woodchuck. There was a break in the pipe somewhere, two joints that had pulled apart, and this thing had gotten in. Okay? I mean to a woodchuck, this had to be the adventure of a lifetime. Hidden tunnel, seeming to go on for miles. So he’s crawling and exploring and waiting to see the hidden treasure at the end. And then, he gets drowned. In our poo.

John and I, we’re the woodchuck. See, I can read it on you, that you think you’re really a part of something now, that we’re gonna do something really great today and change the world. Well, understand what I’m about to say. There’s something terribly wrong with us. John and me. There are days when I’m sure—sure—that I’m stone cold raving batshit insane. That none of this is happening, that I’m raving about it from a padded room somewhere. And do you know how I respond to that, to that knowledge that I may be delusional and dangerous? I arm myself. With a gun."

-John Dies At The End

Years after I first started reading (David Wong first put it up in installments every Halloween) and re-reading, and this is still one of my top three favorite novels of all time. It's the book I wish I could write.

I've linked it a couple of times here, and I'm doing it again now even though it isn't October just yet. It's sort of like reading the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for me-- utterly relaxing. I can open it at any page and instantly feel better.

If you've never read it, give it a shot. It's weird-- like, really weird-- but keep reading, and you won't regret it.

The crazy thing is, David Wong is taking his website down-- where you can read the entire thing for free-- on the 30th of this month. Presumably to make room, I hope with all my heart and soul, for the goddamn movie. GO, READ LIKE THE WIND!

You're welcome.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
26 August 2008 @ 11:04 pm
I've just sort of randomly been adding people back when they add me and now my friends page is a bit cluttered and I'm discovering much to my own dismay that I don't even know what I'm reading sometimes.

So I'm gonna go ahead and cut a few of you loose.

Nothing personal.

It's just that this is a private journal, and I much preferred a tiny audience of people I know.

If you're really that interested in being my lj-friend and reading my inane ramblings, and I appear to have snubbed you, just leave a comment and we'll converse so I actually know who you are and I don't feel quite so awkward about letting you in on my life, and stumbling around clumsily through yours.

Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
06 August 2008 @ 02:36 pm
If you could be God for a day, what three things would be at the top of your to-do list?

1. More peace.

2. More plenty.

3. More cowbell. (As in, I've got a fever and it's the only prescription.)
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
30 June 2008 @ 10:18 am
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
28 June 2008 @ 09:50 am
What makes a hero?
A hero is just a man who knows he is free.
Nathaniel DeArk, Attourney at Law
26 June 2008 @ 10:11 pm

Holy. Crap.