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Billy David
24 June 2006 @ 11:05 pm
Tonight I reread a card I received from my friend Ashley for about the 20th time.

It's funny because she left at the beginning of the week for boot camp in San Antonio, TX and I didn't get to say goodbye. (That's not the funny part.) What was funny was going to check my mail a few days later and finding a card from her that she had mailed before she left.

I've never thought of myself as being someone who impacts people. I know firsthand that life is all about the impressions that people make on us, but I've never really given much thought to what we impress upon others. I guess I never really thought that anything I've done/am doing is meaning much to anyone else. How rewarding it is to know that you've touched someone.

One of the first memories of her was when she called my cell phone a few years back in the middle of the night... "Bill! I need to talk to you! Can you please come talk to me?" I did. I went to her house at 2:00 in the morning and we sat on her doorstep and talked about what was on her mind.

Then we fast forward to now... picture it: The two of us walking down the streets of Moscow in our sunglasses like we're the new Paris and Nicole. Wow, there have been some changes since then (in both of us).

"Friendships don't end at the city limits sign.
You really have been amazing.
You listen to all of my problems and always seem to have an answer for me...
...I love you and I will miss you."

I love you and I'll miss you, too, Ashley.

Ms. Mexico and Mr. Domincan (inside joke)
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: "Afterglow" - INXS
Billy David
24 April 2006 @ 07:42 pm
I refuse to apologize for who I am.

I am happier now than I've ever been in my entire life. I'm far more comfortable with myself... physically, mentally, spiritually. These days I portray and embody the vision of myself that I had years ago.

To those from my past who scrunch up their noses and say, "You've changed." -- hell yes, I have. Now sit down, shut up, and hold on for the ride, because it's not over yet.
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Current Music: "Afterglow" - INXS
Billy David
21 April 2006 @ 01:48 am
in short seconds you've been everything
my time consumed by butterflies
in quick minutes you've changed my views
my life consumed by realization

i want to get over it or be whisked away
my heart feels like it's sinking to my feet
and these songs aren't helping

in short hours you've become the epicenter
my time consumed by much pondering
in quick days you've become my everlasting smile
my life consumed by dreams

i want to get over it or be whisked away
my heart feels like it's sinking to my feet
and these songs aren't helping

for once i'm not back-turned
for once i'm open-hearted
for once i'm ready
and you're not
and you're not

in one short week you've been my bliss
my time consumed by wondering
in one short lifetime you've affected me
my time consumed by sleepless nights

i want to get over it or be whisked away
my heart feels like it's sinking to my feet
and these songs aren't helping
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Billy David
05 April 2006 @ 05:44 pm
What a trip.
I took the Restaurant Operations Leadership Practices Course at Hamburger University (near Chicago) from March 27-31. I learned a lot, met some incredible people, and got a chance to have some fun.

I filled my camera's memory card with pictures throughout the trip. These are some of the highlights:

Hamburger University.

Click here for the rest of the photos.Collapse )
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Billy David
22 March 2006 @ 11:08 pm
"how 'bout how good it feels to finally forgive you"

I thought I had, but I guess not.
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: "Thank U" - Alanis Morissette
Billy David
20 March 2006 @ 04:59 pm
"the way i see it, he's dancing in heaven,
and he's sitting on a far off coast.
he's set in his ways,
and he's set on wide horizons.
i'll follow him,
he'll open my heart,
just like he opened my mind.
and i won't be ok until he calls me
to let me know that he's okay."

I didn't write this, but I feel like I did.
I've been thinking a lot over the past few days about the best friend I ever had.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: "Just Want You To Know" - Backstreet Boys
Billy David
27 February 2006 @ 02:59 pm
One year, one hour, and a few minutes ago I received word that my friend Josh Phipps passed away in Seattle.

He taught me a lot. Mostly how to love and accept even if it didn't feel like I was getting it in return.

I miss you, you fabulous boy.

"i'll teach you all this in eight easy steps
the course of a lifetime
you'll never forget
i'll show you how to in eight easy steps
i'll show you how leaderships looks
when taught by the best"

Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: "Eight Easy Steps" (remix) - Alanis Morissette
Billy David
26 February 2006 @ 11:14 pm
I have a date.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: "Can't Take It In" - Imogen Heap
Billy David
21 February 2006 @ 10:21 pm
Tomorrow is the first day of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and we are going to be busy as hell at work. Naturally, I've set myself up to be miserable by spending most of today working out -- needless to say, I'm rather sore since I haven't gone to the gym or anything much since I moved to Pullman. Basically, I'm going to be a real peach at 5:00 a.m. when I go in to work tomorrow.

So... about my weekend. It was so much fun! I'm glad I was able to go out on Friday. I was determined to go have fun, even though my friends all bailed at the last minute. I went to The Beach in Moscow since they were having a drag show. I figured that since I went alone that I would be forced to mingle more, which I did. I made a couple new friends and had really nice time. (Jake was sure that everyone knew who I was -- "Look! This is Billy David!") I didn't drink much at all, either, so I'm glad to know I could have a good time without being sloshed like I usually am. I wish that this coming weekend could be like the last one, but I'll be working my ass off. Oh, well.

Denise and I are planning a trip to Spokane for a day so she can get a tattoo. This should happen in the first week of March. I'm glad she has invited me along because I haven't been to Spokane in awhile and it would be nice to do some shopping.

I should probably take a shower and go to bed. Not that I'll be able to sleep, though...
Current Mood: draineddrained
Current Music: "Earth Angel" - The Penguins
Billy David
14 February 2006 @ 09:17 pm
Today I saw everyone at home in Clarkston, as well as some old co-workers. (Lots of new developments and gossip that I can't really talk about here at this time.) I ran tons of errands, such as getting my car insurance switched to my new address and getting renter's insurance. I then picked up some more pictures from Walgreen's because I'm making a photo album out of some of the pictures I've taken over the past year or so. It's already about half full!

I'm in love with Green Day's record, American Idiot. I want to become a rock star just so I can go up on stage and sing the entire thing straight through. In other music related ramblings, I've also taken a liking (more like an obsession) to the latest Backstreet Boys single, "Just Want You To Know". What is it about perfectly crafted pop music that makes me so giddy?

I really need to clear out some of these empty beer bottles...
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: "Just Want You To Know" - Backstreet Boys