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Old habits... [Jun. 29th, 2007|10:24 pm]
[Current Location |FedEx Kinko's - London]
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]

So guess where I'm updating from!?

The only thing missing is mikey and my number 6 with a side of nuggets. Back to work... everything is falling into place just fine. My foot is still gimp, but I can kinda walk on it with a limp. Only weird part about working here is it's like kinko's 3 years ago. Everything is so behind here. Oh and we get paid ONCE a month! I understand it's the same as getting paid weekly or bi weekly. But this first month I'm fucking skint!

Ah, well we'll see.

I'd thought I'd let everyone know things are looking up and I'm out of my mopey rut, which I of all people are fucking happy about. I think I'm gonna crash our schools grad ball tonight before I go home. I haven't seen anyone in ages.

Hope everyone is doing well.

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glimmer [Jun. 24th, 2007|10:58 pm]
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Ok... So I might have my job back. I've gotta call tomorrow.
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totally fucking awesome. [Jun. 24th, 2007|04:01 pm]
[Current Mood |annoyedannoyed]

Hi, my names Nick. My life is the biggest fucking mess, ever. I not only can't walk, I have a sore throat and pink eye. Oh wait... that job that I wasn't able to start cause I hurt my foot... Yeah, they can't hold the position for me any longer.

I have negative £18 in my bank account and my rent is due in 4 days. I've already borrowed a month of rent from my mom AND my housemate. I owe my university £500 from a loan earlier in the year, on top of needing to pay my mom and housemate back.

I think everyone should strive to be like me because of these above stated reason. My life is a total fucking gem.
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2007|05:45 pm]
I don't think I say it enough....

I miss and love all you guys so fucking much. You guys have enriched my life to a unbelivable level and I look forward to the next years of our lives. Weddings, babies and even fucking funerals. I'm so glad to have made so many true friends that I'll get to go through the cycle of life with.

a bit cheesey, but that's how I'm feeling.

Love you,
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I hate this man... [Jun. 18th, 2007|04:57 pm]
[Current Mood |boredbored]
[Current Music |Where The White Boys Dance (Bonus Track) - The Killers]

Ainsley Harriot...


Still on the couch... getting better though. Don't stare at your feet for too long... They're fucking disgusting. They're odd shaped... not symmetric at all. Look at where your toes meet your foot, it's just not level. Ugh.

I feel a bit vomitous.

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Explain it all... [Jun. 15th, 2007|08:35 pm]
[Current Mood |accomplished]
[Current Music |What More Can I Say - DJ Danger Mouse]

Woo... i just made it upstairs to make a poo and took a bath after I got up there. The foot hurt a bit, but I survived and now smell a bit fresher. I've been on the couch for the past 4 days now. The occasional hobble outside to pee (it's closer than the bathroom upstairs). But basically have lived on this couch... I sleep here, wake up as late as I can... take some pills watch some shit tv... wait till someone wakes up and ask them to get me a can of raviolis and a fork.

It is cool though, when people come to visit me, cause I can't get up to get the door I've just left the window open. So they come and climb through the window... just like sam in Clarissa explains it all! That's pretty neat. yeah.


I'm fucking bored... and I don't feel like exerting the energy yet to turn off the ps2 and switch the tv over, yet. SO more rambling. I still don't have a phone of any sort. Otherwise I probably would waste all my minutes calling you people back home. Sorry, bad timing.

Oh! My housemate, Dom, has ordered a xbox 360! So I should be abusing you people on live in no time! Should be good times!

Alright, well time to watch shit tv!

Cheers, Mateys!
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One more for that list... [Jun. 10th, 2007|09:50 pm]
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Candy Bars - Grand Buffet]

So... I went ahead had another legendary night/weekend. The stories of london have reinvigorated my arsenal of stories and anecdotes to tell during awkward first conversations.

So was at my mates Amer and Dan's birthday celebration. They had hired (rented) a bouncy castle for the night, similar to the party that was there two weeks earlier and proved to be a success...

Well a little background information. Amer and Dan live in a block of houses which back garden lets out into an open field that belongs to a council estate (a huge estate which has a block of flats that are given out to people who seek financial help from the government, usually housing the equivalent to our 'redneck' and 'ghetto' population in america).

Knowing that you can imagine during the early hours of the party a lot of chavy kids come out of the works to jump on the bouncy castle. We don't mind this as we're all just chilling and can only take so much bouncy castle before our unfit student bodies need a break. But I digress, back to my part of this story. Around one in the morning we all started our entertaining leaps from the shed roof top out and onto the bouncy castle. As we were doing this the party caught the attention of some chav youths who came over and began trying to get into the party. I was still on the roof when this all started and I watched them start to get hostile and apparently one of them pulled a knife out at some point. I took up a place on the roof keeping an eye out gauging whether I was going to be needed or not, as well as most of the guys at the party started towards the door just incase something kicked off. The idiots started to leave when one of them started talking at me and got rather annoyed at my nonchalant banter back at him. He disappeared for a minute as the youths were gathering themselves to leave (about 10 of them) and he reappeared and screamed some abuse as he hurled a brick at me. I step away and the brick missed me. I started to go into my usual mental state that I do when people fuck with me, you all know that one lol. But everyone started calling me down off the roof and I calmed down and started to climb down off the roof, except when I dropped down from my hanging position I landed on a glass and it crushed under my weight. It cut about an inch or so into the bottom of my foot. Right after I jumped down from the wall and hurt my foot some of the other idiots started throwing bottles and shit at the wall and I started to head out of the garden to confront the retards, but after a few steps of pain and then a wash of light headiness I realized I had cut myself pretty bad and I headed back towards the house.

Yep... I basically had a very badly timed accident. The youths ran after they threw the bottles and I bled ALL over the kitchen as I hopped around finding something to tie around my wound. This caused a mass panic, everyone thought I had been stabbed or hit my one of the bottles. But no... I'm just a full on retard.

Anyways, I sat there and had my foot held up and wrapped and got fed sugary tea and water to keep me 'alive.' Of course, everyone freaked out and stressed as I just sat relaxed and waited for the ambulance. I knew it was Friday and that the ambulances were busy. But I had to deal with random people in the party coming down and realizing i was still there and then giving me there two pence on what they thought we should do and this and that. It was rather annoying, mildly amusing. So after 4 hours, Kit went and got her car from her house and came to pick me up to take me to the hospital and as I was getting into her car the ambulance pulled up behind us.

My send off from the party.
(I know it's upside down... but Dom was quite drunk lol.)

Basically I got in the ambulance they rewrapped my foot with proper bandages instead of tea towels and plastic carrier bags. Then I was off to the hospital, FOR FREE! Was at the hospital from 5 am till 12 pm. They x-rayed my foot and found two pieces of glass in it. They pulled them both out... one was tiny and the other piece was about 3 cm wide. After the local anesthetic wore off I was in a fuck load of pain, then they had to get an orthopedic specialist to look at and he had to get a SURGICAL CONSULT! (yep, just like in scrubs!) But I was fine. They then cleaned the cut out with a litre of saline and put two stitches in it, wrapped it up and sent me off.

It started bleeding again as soon as i got home and once more after that. It's been a fun trip... I have an appointment tomorrow to get it looked at and assess whether I need to continue using crutches and getting all my weight off of it. Worst part of it all, I was supposed to start work tomorrow. But now I'm not very mobile and when I do try to walk too much I start bleeding all over the place... So I've had to email the manager and explain what happened and now I've gotta just keep him updated to when I can start moving around properly.

But yeah, spent rest of sunday hanging out with some mates and watching dvds. Slept outside in their outdoor 'living room' it was really quite nice. I'm finally home relaxing on the couch... cursing the bathroom for being upstairs... thusly peeing outside. I have to give it to England, the NHS system was great... I wasn't bombarded with insurance questions and worries about the fact they x-rayed my foot twice and afraid it was gonna cost me $800 or something. Then I was just discharged and just able to leave... no paperwork or signatures, nothing. It was pretty great.

So what's that in one month... almost got killed by a car, stabbed myself in the leg and now am on crutches. Kit has started a facebook group titled 'Nick Russo is a walking disaster.' lol.

Well back to watching big brother... it's a plague and I've caught it.
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more mishaps... [Jun. 5th, 2007|09:21 pm]
[Current Mood |thankfulthankful]
[Current Music |Wires - Athlete]

So add another one to 'Injuries caused by Nick's stupidity' list.

I was cutting some wire with a scalpel earlier today. (yeah, they use actual medical quality knifes for art here... they're much better than the xacto shit we use) Well, as I cut the wire I plunged the knife through my jeans, the pocket, my boxers AND about an inch into my leg. It didn't hurt and it left me wondering 'did that go into my leg?' But the blood started to soak my jeans to answer my wonders. I have a pretty deep laceration about inch long... it's stopped bleeding, but I think I need stitches... but I don't want to. I JUST DON'T WANNNNNNNNA.

Other than that, I was welcomed with open arms at FedEx Kinko's here. The manager I met with happened to be from Tampa, of all places. So I'm going in for a formal interview tomorrow and then we'll see what happens. I'm excited to get back to working. It's been a full year since I quit and strangely I'm looking forward to waking up at a certain time everyday and going somewhere that I know what to do with everything and I'm in some sort of organized control. I mean I love the way my school is self propelled, but I think there is something in everyone that enjoys a system or something similar. Dunno.

How is everyone else doing? Oi?

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Legend -- wait for it..... ary. [May. 28th, 2007|08:36 pm]
[Current Mood |goodgood]
[Current Music |Phantom (Part 1) - Justice]

So I've completed my first year of school. Yep. It's weird to look back and think it was 8 months ago that I was in a complete state getting ready to come over here and now I've been here and my first year is over. I passed by the way. Don't know my number grade yet, but I know that I passed. Our final show was last thursday, it went extremely well. I put in three pieces.

A short video, installed one of my plugs and a collaborative sculpture.

(I'll have better pictures and video later.)

The video went down very well. The sculpture broke 5 minutes before the show. We went and bought another motor but it wasn't enough. Sucks, but I should have it up and working for a separate show I'm going to be in this thursday.

So yeah. I start looking for a job tomorrow... should be easy I'm going back to kinko's so one of the seven stores should need me. I just got home a while ago from my weekend long celebration. Had a wicked time. Parties, 8 hours of rough housing and trashing a house, home done tattoos and of course a near death experience.

A friend, Mikeal and I were walking down the street in the rain just talking when all of a sudden about 30 feet in front of us a beamer lost control and slammed over the sidewalk and into the fence and began spinning towards us. Everything slowed down and I actually saw the tires exploding and the sparks shooting up from the ground. Mikeal and I had to literally run out of the way of the sliding car. I ran straight back and MIkeal ran away and into the street. When the car hit on of the support poles on the fence it was kicked out back into the road and right at Mikeal. I watched as the car slid towards him and it narrowly missed him and he had to jump back and out of the way. I ran up to Mikeal to make sure he was ok and then to the car. Everyone was fine and they were calling the police. I made sure one last time the Mikeal was fine and signaled to him that we leave. We head off over the hill and to my house.

This car was literally no more than 10 feet away from me. It was by far the most terrifying thing I've ever had happen to me. It was just fucking surreal. Everything slowed down and it felt like a movie when they use a handheld camera. Then after we left my house (i just had to stop in to get some pants and money), we had to walk past the accident where there were ambulance and cops now and it was like walking up to your own roped off corpse. We checked with a paramedic and made sure everyone was actually fine in the accident and kept walking. But it seriously shook me. I keep seeing the scene over and over in my head and it really freaks me out. I didn't think I'd be so rattled by something like this. But being that close to dying or getting really injured really makes you take inventory of things. I called my mom to tell her I loved her... cause fucking hell. seriously.

But other than that the weekend was a fucking blast. I think my summer in London will be one for the records. So anyone who can, come visit me and make it even better!

Love you guys,


EDIT: yes, i some how subconsciously ripped off the feel of Inseam... I even picked the same music by chance and realized it later. whoops.
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so apparently... [May. 23rd, 2007|08:46 pm]
I'm allergic to london. I have 'hayfever' which I think means I have allergies. It fucking sucks. Especially cause I need to finish my final project tonight.

ugh... better update later. Check my facebook for photos.
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