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Who wants to gamble? [04 Oct 2004|02:51pm]

Let me know which works better

Ok so I am organizing a trip to San Diego to Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino.

I need at least 40 people. Heres how it works

A coach bus will come pick us up here in Los Angeles and take us down to the casino.
We spend about 5 hours at the casino and when we are done, we get on the bus and they take us home.

Every group is assured the privilege of VIP treatment, beginning with a warm, personal welcome from a friendly Guest Concierge, who will provide an overview of the facilities many services. Following a general explanation of the casino floorplan and the location of various games and dining venues, group members will receive a personal Club Barona account and card, which entitles them to convert points earned while playing into immediately tangible and valuable benefits, such as free cash, free meals, free or discounted merchandise, and a variety of convenient services. Membership in Club Barona is free, easy, and intensely rewarding, not to mention just plain fun. Your Group Concierge will be available throughout your stay to provide additional information on the benefits of membership, or any assistance group members might require.

The only down side is you have to go during the week, like either mon-fri leave at like 10 or 12
or mon-thursday night leave at like 7:00 pm

if you want in, comment or tell your friends. you only have to be 18 to go.
check out www.barona.com for more details on the casino

if you are interested comment, or email me - apaul@fastmusic.com
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[14 Sep 2004|01:46pm]
so once again, this is a reminder

this journal is dead - if you wanna keep up with me add

also... my phone broke so i need phone numbers

just comment in the new journal and the comment will not be visible by anybody else... see i take your privacy into consideration... how nice am I?
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[23 Aug 2004|10:32pm]
so i am officially retiring this lj

feel free to add my new one


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mission statement - smile [21 Aug 2004|07:34pm]
well so first i wanna say that I hope your headache has gone away by the time you have read this.

the last few weeks have been interesting to say the least. a lot of things are changing in my life and im really enjoying everything about it. ya there are times when i look back on the past and get emotional, but thats whats supposed to happen, and once i figure that out, i feel fine. it also helps to have somebody next to you to keep your chin up for you.

i guess im gonna start posting maybe again? i think so... im gonna try to at least... i know ive said that before, but really this time, im gonna make a concious effort.

hmm hopefully tonight i might be able to see Without A Paddle... and go to moonies at some point... im really enjoying all the new company as well. tis lots of fun.

well --- my search for a 6600 or better and a new identity on ebay continues...
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So long, farewell [10 Aug 2004|01:35pm]
To every person who has ever asked, "what does L.A.O. mean?" anybody who has ever been to any show at the Cobalt Cafe, anybody who has ever asked, "how was tour?", every person who has ever put their fingers in the air and tickled the sky at a show - this is for you:

After 7 years of dedicating my entire life, blood sweat and tears, countless hours of sitting in front of a computer screen, driving in a van, waiting at shows, playing shows, practicing in garages, lockouts, rehearsal studios, high school stages and recording studios and being known to many as only, "Adam from L.A.O." - I have been asked to leave L.A.O.

The question WHY? will never be answered, but only to say that 3 were not on the same page as 1.

All I can say now is thank you to every single person who I came in contact with over the last 7 years with this band - Everybody who came to a show, everybody I shared the stage with, spun our spinners, everybody who did the hand claps or sang along or took pictures, anybody who ever paid attention when I just had to show them the latest website design or t-shirt idea at 4 in the morning. You all made the last 7 years worth it.

Ever since the day Brian and I started L.A.O. - or maybe when it was only known as Mad Cow and the Atomic Mushrooms - I believed in the band and we did whatever it took to make an impression on anybody we came across.... L.A.O. will forever leave an impression on me.

I look forward to seeing what comes next for L.A.O. and for myself. I hope whatever it is I take part in next that I will be able to enjoy it with everyone who has made these last 7 years what they were to me.

Feel free to drop me an email and let me know how things are going...

Adam Scott Paul
L.A.O. ; December 97 - August 04
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[30 Jul 2004|11:10am]

come check out the touring bands as well
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[14 Jul 2004|11:45am]
brian lerner
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[06 Jul 2004|12:32pm]
im laying in my baby's bed... next to her while she sleeps...

it feels so good to be home
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[29 Jun 2004|10:43am]
well well well... today is june 29th and there is only 2 possibly one more show on the tour and I feel like I did something worthwhile. I think I will go home feeling accomplished.

One thing that was awesome was spending some very very much needed time with my baby for our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY on June 22nd. Erika flew into Oklahoma and we spent a few days together and she came to 2 of our shows and it really helped me a lot to see a familiar face and sing to it... one of my favorite reasons for playing at home is seeing her face and when im on the road and its not there, its just not the same.

Also the last year of my life has been nothing short of amazing. I have grown and learned so much about myself and life in general and I dont think I could have done it without you babe. Hell, i've even learned practically another language thanks to you, not to mention about ONE HUNDRED different names for myself and you...

i guess what im trying to say is, you totally rock at life and you totally rock my life.
i love you sugarplum

<3 addy
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la crosse, WI - i want a cheese head [18 Jun 2004|07:31pm]
So sitting in the venue of the show that we played at tonight... and SHOCKER is playing... my eyes are burning from the cigarette smoke in here...
this was supposed to be the biggest show on the tour and 1208 and Scatter the Ashes didnt even show up... neither did any people. there were like oh maybe 10 people when we played, and we brought in most of the kids that were in there. oh well.

im home sick, and i dont know how much more of this shitty show stuff i can take. but im really excited that eri is coming to see me in a few days...

i also wish touring wasnt this hard on everything. if anybody tells you this stuff is easy, they are lying. its fucking hard work and its hard on the soul. so i hope it all pays off...

till later...
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[13 Jun 2004|01:22am]
So im in Nebraska... and what the fuck is in Nebraska? Oh ya... nothing... except for tornado warnings.

I did get to see a rainbow but it doesnt compare to the site of your face. i miss you so much.
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[08 Jun 2004|02:33pm]
I miss my baby.
im gonna see her in 14 days... SCORE!

we are driving to kennewick washington right now.

tour is fun.
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[01 Jun 2004|10:14am]
Scene Points List
1. studded belt - 2 points: 0
2. dyed black hair/short - 2 points: 0
3. thick rimed glasses - 2 points: 0
4. tight shirts/pants/track jackets - 2 points : 2
5. gaudy belt buckle - 2 points each: 0
6. clothing bought from a thrift store: 2
7. having hair with bangs longer than the rest - 2 points: 0
8. trucker hats - 2 points: 2
9. messenger bag - 3 points: 2
10. livejournal/myspace/friendster account - 2 points each: 6
11. saucony/new balance/ converse shoes - 2 points per pair: 10
12. mountian climbing key thingy - 2 points: 2
13. X'd up mosh gloves - 10 points: 0
14. scarf - 2 points each: 0
15. refering to bands as acronym - 2 points: 2
16. vegan - 5 points: 0
17. vegitarian diet - for shame, no points: 0
18. food not bombs participation - 5 points: 0
19. straight edge - 5 points: 5
20. aspiring photographer - 3 points: 0
21. using adjectives from the late 80's/early 90's (i.e. rad, gnarly, rockin', etc.) - 2 points: 2
22. pins/buttons 1 point each: 3
23. plugs/body piercings - 2 points each: 0
24. vinyl collection - 10 points: 0
25. moldy peaches fan - 10 points: 0
26. liking metal seriously - deduct 5 points: 0
27. liking metalcore - 5 points: 5
28. reading books over 300 pages long - 3 points: haha
29. riding a bike - 5 points: 0
30. participating in "the mosh" - 5 points: 0
31. tea aficianado - 5 points: 0
32. writing poetry - 5 points: 0
33. attended 20 shows or more in a year - 10 points: 10
34. attending hell fest - 5 points: 0
35. being in a band - 5 points: 5
36. working at an indy record store/health food store - 5 points: 0
37. clapping during midpaced part of a song - 5 points: 5

Scoring Scale:
0-24 - poser! get out or be forced out.
25-44 - beginner. attend more shows, buy more records, you'll be fine.
45-74 - scenester. you've been around awhile and you know what's up, good job.
75 - or more - GOD! i bow to thee with your knowledge of everything hardcore

63 points - i think im in good shape... whats up?
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[23 May 2004|02:01am]
happy 11 months baby... i love you eri
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[18 May 2004|03:18pm]
how cool is it that i can update lj when im taking a shit...
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[18 May 2004|12:20pm]
I made something cute for somebody cute last night


Its a flash cartoon.

- love you eri
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[18 May 2004|12:26am]
so whats new in the world livejournal?

ya life has been pretty _______ lately...

everything has been really weird but i think its really gonna turn out ok

i wanted to say that even though we may fight, and i hate when we do... i love so much that we work things out the way we do and know exactly what to do and say to make that happen. today felt really good and hope i get a million more days like today.

well i think im gonna stop before i hurt myself, maybe another update sooner and less sporatically...
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x-posted everywhere [14 May 2004|02:39am]

On Sunday, May 1st - 2004 at 12:01 AM, something horrible happened to several local bands from the So-Cal Area... The server on which their websites, mailing lists, and databases were stored on were mysteriously lost. The Server Owner dissapeared and the bands were left with nothing. After a few days of searching and wondering, the bands learned that the hosting company was sold and their accounts were deleted without notice or any way to retrieve their information.

So now after countless hours of begging/borrowing/stealing of server space and rebuilding of websites, we have managed to come up with the BANDS AGAINST BROKEN COMPUTERS BENEFIT. Our main goal is to regain the bulk and most sensitive material of a bands internet existence... the Mailing List.

We know that at least everybody that uses a computer has at least one time in their life experienced the agony of a computer malfunction of any sort that results in loss of data... Now imagine your business loosing some of its most crucial pieces of information due to one of these malfunctions... You would be pretty pissed huh? Well now imagine how these bands felt when they found out everything they had was lost...

For more info on how to help click and or post this banner on your website

Bands Against Broken Computers
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Five Years Later... [22 Apr 2004|12:27am]
So Five Years Ago today was a day that changed my life forever.
It was the day I met You

But most importantly - You -
I am so glad you pinched my cute little butt that day.
Well . I love you -

And thats about it.

I had a great time today.

Many many more to come

I love you Eri
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