Friday, March 30, 2007


Covering Essex. Accidently elbowed penni in the mouth in bed this morning :(

Thursday, March 29, 2007

2007 - March 29th - Tuesday

3 interviews for the other support analyst opening today then my boss bought lunch for niki, kursty, Essex and me. Essex have strep throat I have to cover him tomorrow.

Bought 3 bottles of wine for Penni pooh, my ankle started mysteriously hurting as i was leaving work.

Penni was very sweet and let me rest my ankles on the couch.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

2007 March 28th - Wednesday

The Fran Hammer audition went well yesterday. everyone was totally nice. I sped up "the monitor". I need to work on that. They invited me back Tuesday. R0x0rz.

Worked on the portal database all day. I got the values for the Address text file reading in. I'm working on the insurance text file now, 2 file and the User form. I am approximately 15% thought "the poop"

I Linux MMS'ed up the Creepy Low Rider song. I want to send it to the FH guys as a song idea, but being the new guy it may be too soon to push ideas :/

Penni topped off the high scores on tomatoes , pushed my high score right off the board. I had to replay and get back on 5th place. penni is at 448, i'm at 404 .

Setting in 3 interviews for support analysts. This is a first.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bad morning

Used a few hours of pto and came in late today.
Felt bad this morning.
Stomach messed up.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Day off.

Day off. Comics coffee and shopping. Got 2 blood brothers cds a poison the well cd and a 61 key keyboard for penni. Funny linux action show pant today. Fran hammer is tomorrow! Wish me luck imaginary blog readers.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sweating behind electronic drums


Worked on Fran hammer song all weekend sweating behind electronic drums. There are not to many changed but there was a lot of sexy rolls and tasteful hi-hat clutching.

Penni broken 402 on Tomatoes, she is sooo hardcore. I am lucky to have her <3

Friday, March 23, 2007

Late night Q/A with Penni

Brian: If you are hot, why do you sleep in sweat pants?

Penni: because that is the way I roll.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

2007 March 22nd - Thurday

Kursty's husband Good John lost his start bar on his Windoze XPee installation. i print out an MS support doc out him at work. poor guy, Linux > Xpee!

- I'm down to 212.5 lbs. Ten more to go. you can do it Fatboi.

- Completed setting up the electronic practice kit need to to Google ans download the Alesis D4 manual again to re-learn how to setup the Hi-hat controller.

I drilled a hole in the cheap sustain pedal i was using as a hi-hat pedal and pierced it right in the Hi-hat stand to clutch with the hi-hat rod, it worked great. Ii am awesome. Kiss myself, good god, huh!

- listened to the Fran Hammer songs a million times. playing along. while my Penni -Pooh was visiting a friend.

- took a break. ate a sandwich and watch MythBusters with Penni,<3

- Penni went to sleep and i grabbed my practice pad and metronomed my left hand off. this is sadist part on drummer, correct grip and paraddels, painful jock-ish drills:

"Give me a 5 minute long 140bpm 8th note roll , move it you maggot!"

I think I'm over thinking this whole thing, but that is my whole thing, analyzing the joy and surprise out of the world. I hope don't F up too bad. : /

SoupClock messaged me yesterday, good old Soup, I remember him, Bio, Golden, FrogBag and whole gang, god bless'em...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Called Fran hammer

Fred from FranHammer wrote me back. Called him. Totally cool funny guy. Meeting them tuesday. Pulled their myspace songs and loaded them on the ipod with linux. ( Yea linux! ) Nervous. Will practice all night tomorrow!

Enter "The Portal"

Reid wants me to start a big scary project called "The Portal". * insert omenious bible verse * No word from Fran Hammer yet.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fran hammer drummer?

Fran Hammer needs a drummer, hot damn! I emailed them on myspace (i hate myspace) and setup the crappy electroPractice kit to dust off the chops.

2007 - March 20 - tuesday

my boss said i have been writing great 'non-offensive' emails lately. God i miss my band. I miss chuck and neil. I miss playing Alarmclock and Blindsided. Shit... :(


Monday, March 19, 2007

2007 March 19th - monday

Lunch was depressing. Essex talked about narato through all of lunch. Kursty was worried about her husbands brothers kids. Niki was missing. Yet another grilled chicken salad...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

2007 March ?? Sunday

Groceries and coffee. Took the puppy rollerblading. Ate at fish taco. Was crowded and table was sticky. Worked with specimen sampler on linux lappy.

Friday, March 16, 2007

2007 - March 16th - Friday

I finally contacted chuck about practicing yesterday. He said he wanted to take a month and a half break from the band. I notified jt and he said he wants a break too. Well damn. Penni was very supportive. She said she hates to see me sad. She is soo great.:)) i got the linux lappy sampler to trigger like native instruments battery! Life is good!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

2007 - March 15th - Thusday

I have not heard from chuck or jt in 2 weeks.
Is this the end of morningface?
30 year old hardcore drummer... Iso what?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

2007 - March 13 - Tuesday

"Brian, would you mind just taking one day off instead of two until we fill and train on the open position?"

Monday, March 12, 2007


I have 'Foolish Games' by Jewel, stuck in my head. I am in He||. :/

2007 - March 12th - Monday

Good morning Baby-Boo! :-) ♥

How is your morning going? Niki said she has decided to stick around CHS for another year, hurray! I really respect her wanting to 'give her life meaning' by teaching kids. That is the reason I wanted to work for CHS and not work for a company that makes cabinet doors for the rest of my life. I sure wish my band would call me back. !@#$%&*! :-(

I love you

Saturday, March 10, 2007

2007 - March 11 - saturday,

Changed oil, still need inspection, breakfast at Izzy's. checked price for custom bass drum bag. Penni naps and then we go to Huntersville today for Essex house warming party. Penni sang karioki and had many beers. She was very cute! We drove home and watched Narito.

Friday, March 9, 2007

PWND again - myknowledge of hiphop is fading faster than my good looks.

From: Cardwell, Niki (Shalana)
Gryder, Brian

March 09, 2007

Sure is taking you a long time to send your wrong information…

He died from Colon cancer and he did not belong to Pharcyde. Like I said, Pharcyde is Cali based and there is usually not a mix like that across groups. There was a dude in there from Stetsasonic, but not Pharcyde…

: |

Thursday, March 8, 2007

I love being annoying for a living.


Gryder, Brian

Great follow up on OSR’s today!

Gryder, Brian

These are the asset that still needs to be replaced: ...

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Family memo


-----Original Message-----

From: Traci Gryder Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:33 PM

You'll have rat poison and you will like it!!!

To: Traci Gryder Sent: Wed 3/7/2007 1:28 PM

Cook me some chicken fewel!

-----Original Message-----

From: Traci Gryder - Wednesday, March 07, 2007

?!?!? I didn't invite you guys over!


Sent: Wed 3/7/2007 12:39 PM
To: Carol Gryder
Cc: Traci Gryder; Weller, Penni
Subject: RE: Hi

We will be there for dinner Friday night! What time? I love you!

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Hi

Going to Traci's Fri. eve. Can we get together for a late supper Fri. or
late lunch Sat.? Love YOU, Mom

2007 - Mar 06

Bummed out at work, ATB database not filtering, went grocery shopping, got coffee and cookies at the grocery store. Watched some trash TV with Penni. I got my Oxygen * midi controller to work in SEQ24 on the LinuxLappy but nothing in Zysythn :/

This weekend Kursty fell down in a Belk’s and pulled down a rack on sweaters on top of her. Funny!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

RE: Hi

My day has been and very busy. I'm kinda bummed out, I am stuck doing reporting instead of helping people. Waah… Maybe I need more sleep. J I love you! ♥

Hey honey. How is your day?

"Weller" called and left a message stating that we opened this account together, funny how I didn't sign anything. :/ Anyway he is the one who over drafted the sucker and says he will take care of it. I have not had a chance to call Leeta at Truliant to get me a letter sent over to tell me I am not responsible for this at all but I am planning to do it right now.

Hope your day is going well.

Love you!

Monday, March 5, 2007

2007 - March 5th - forwarded

I can make a Monday morning even worse. Truly I am something that happens to people. :/

Gryder, Brian
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 12:30 PM
Weller, Penni
Subject: RE: hi

Ok baby, J

I bought some glue traps at lunch today and I got a email about on the thera-Cane.

It should be here in 4 to 12 business days.

Weller, Penni
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 11:43 AM
Gryder, Brian
Subject: hi


Nobody has called me from Truliant, I am getting ready to call them.

Don't worry about this morning…I'm over it.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

2007 - March 3th

There were no post last week. I failed by Cisco test. damn. I gave it
my all and failed. This is a first. i was a wreck for a few days, i
had nightmares that woke Penni up. one featured a shadowy figure
standing over my bed, "Penni Wake Up There Is someone Here!" Nice. :/
and the next featuring a real life Homer Simpson horrified, deflating
like a beach ball in the floor beside my bed, saying "Tell Marge the
magic box is still open..." classic.

Chuck and I cleaned out the Palmer Mini storage. we are at JT's now.

the band is not decaying rapidly. promising? perhaps? eh?

2007 Feb - 22th

Friday, wake up early to cover Essex, Reid out sick again. Lwindi01's PC Power supply went out. No Major issues :) i do all the reports myself. i am a PA god. Ate with Niki and Kursty at the restaurant by the army base. funny conversion about work, religion weckka, and Debil-warshippers. :| i feft war on time. penni played Tomatoes for 2 hour and beat my high score and then i beat her again. she is soo cutie 'gmaing'

2007 Feb - 22th

Thursday, Reid sick again. had a chicken salad for lunch. emailed WAV file to the band members. A lady was hit-and-run'ed near Penni work, blood coming from her ear and mouth :(. Essex Gotta cover Essex. Essex gave me am invite to his house warning party. whee???

2007 Feb - 21th

Wendesday,traing class got out early for gas alarm. lunch alone , Arby's with Placebo in the Car, it was nice. later Logan vomited on the couch :( Practice at J T's house minus Chuck, record stuff on the Linux lappy, played Vkeyboard with the band, funny. J T runs Macs. better than windows i guess. Driving home on the 277 on ramp, listening to Avenue B by Iggy Pop, the Moon was beautiful with the downtown skyline. god i am lucky, with a beautiful world, Yes I am Emo.

2007 Feb - 20th

Tuesday, Boss sick again, emailed Dave from My teacher was "sik" and canceled class. bought Penni Chinese food, nodded on the couch :( when to bed early with my Penni Pooh :)

2007 Feb - 19th

Monday, Penni's car issues. Penni tried to weight a T-shirt, Aww! :) cooked spaghetti ate too much, new sponge bobs.

2007 Feb - 18th

Sunday, did cisco homework to 2pm then cooked "pamcakes" and bought a black work shirt and watched camp lazlo movie, new Simpson's and etc.

2007 Feb - 17th

Saturday, sleep late, go to the grocery store, got a white chocolate mocha and a blueberry muffins (they did not have any cookies). Penni napped and I did cisco E-labs down stairs. sandwiches for dinner for Narito and then Penni and i walked through the nice cold air to Fairview and back. Eureka 7, corn flakes and more Cisco crap!!!1

2007 Feb - 16th

Friday. ate at Lupie's with Penni, ate too much. nap on the couch. Penni laughed really really hard at the comedy central stand up. It was very very cute.

2007 Feb - 15th

Thursday. tried out new guitarist, freezing in the practice space, good gear. very very promising. my scarf is awesome.

2007 Feb - 14th

Wednesday. Valentines day, the flower delivery shows up nice and early at Penni's work. Penni like her alta hair clips. we go to the pewter rose for dinner, they have a weird valentines day menu so we leave and go eat at La Paz.

2007 Feb - 12th

Monday, legs killing me all day. terribly sore. Penni has a UTI and we go to an urgent care, penni is really hurting. it's really bad.

2007 Feb - 11th

Sunday, woke up around 9am lounge and shower worked on more cisco homework while Penni shopped. Raven cancelled practice so Chuck , Anna and I go to the Y for a girly strength training class. they kick my ass. a tiny little high school girl are workin gthe same weight i was with three times the grace and form. (i suck) chuck and anna talked about the pains of being on the home owners board. picked up an 18" veggie pizza from fuel. watched new simpons and family guy, work on cisco homework for an hour. then bed.

worked on Cisco e-labs for 2 hours then broccolis pizza at Burtucci's then worked on Cisco homework for

2007 Feb - 10th

Saturday. woke up around 11am worked on Cisco e-labs for 2 hours then broccolis pizza at Burtucci's then worked on Cisco homework for 2 more hours, then called around looking for Penni's cold sore medicine. no one had it. then drove to Wilkinson blvd wa|mart to buy more index cards for Cisco notes(god i hate cisco :/ ) they were all out of the index card i needed so i bought some plain one and plan to drill holes in them later. Penni popped me some popcorn and make some coffee like an angel. :) We watched two new episodes of Narito, Garrha is craaaaazy! <3>

2007 - Feb - 9th

Friday, Lunch with Courtney, Kursty and Reid, learned more dirt on Assby, hacked on john database and got this filter thingy working. My boss’s boss is wearing a red yellow and orange, wide vertical stripe long sleeve button up shirt. i tweaked some settings on Beryl, Penni say i probably spent 7 hour on beryl tonight. over the last 3 days 25 hours is a closer estimate. I weasels out on watch The Grudge tonight. I am a coward. Penni saw the Paris Hilton South Park.Wheee!

2007 - Feb - 8th

Thursday. started hacking on / adding a "facilities like C* to the "where" section on a SQL query on Johns Rebill Database.. it's hella ghey. I hate Access. I had mini moment of Zen listening to a sad Placebo song called "Pierrot the Clown" driving home of a cold bright sunny day. ^_^ Made Penni Spaghetti. Penni watched to the X files and 2 ghost/hunting shows on TV. installed Beryl on the Linux couch server. it runs great!

2007 - Feb - 7th

Wednesday, when out shopping for shoes with Penni. she was very patience. :) Dinner at Red Lobster with a crying baby :( got home googled issue with Beryl running on the Thinkpad. I got the maximize title bar working, but now the corner functions is acting weird .. i am in hell : /

2007 - Feb - 6th

Tuesday, Class tonight, very tired, parked on the top of the desk ran all the way to class barely made it, panting ... typed noted in to Google docs while twisting around looking at the teacher showed classmate Beryl Linux video...(NERD!!1) came home and started setting up Beryl on the Linux Laptop, worked good, one issue with the maximize title bar turning white. *NEW LOW* hurt my back twisting and typing. . i am in hell :(

2007 - Feb - 5th

Monday. Grocery shopping with Cutie Booty Penni Pooh. got a White Chocolate Mocha with 2 monster cookies. What are Monster Cookies? They are terrible stale sugar cookie with M&Ms. Avoid the Monster Cookies at all cost.

2007 - Feb - 4th

Sunday, did not watch the super bowl, watching episodes. Penni napped on the couch. Ate dinner at Penni parent's house. Penii cleaned:) i did homework. Penni's dad got a Vista laptop.

2007 - feb - 3th

Saturday. mom's birthday party at Traci's house. nasty Traci's cookin'! unable to boot knoppix on Traci's PC. ate lunch at Harper's

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

moving to
Current mood: blank
Category: MySpace

my blog is now at:

because is ghey,

- Fox media owns it.
- my mom has a myspace page.
- MySpace Friends are actually strangers.


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Thursday, February 09, 2006

my first batch of Occy
Current mood: Occy

yay! another speeding ticket!
i am in hell, crappy poopy hell. >: (

on the lighter side, i cooked my first batch of Occy (baby octopus) yesterday.
i went a little crazy with the Ms.Dash but it was totally yummy.


Currently listening :
Pigs of the Roman Empire
By The Melvins
Release date: 24 August, 2004

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Monday, December 06, 2004


When we have nothing left to give
There will be no reason for us to live
But when we have nothing left to lose
You will have nothing left to use

We owe you nothing you have no control

Merchandise keeps us in line
Common sense says it's by design
What could a businessman ever want more
than to have us sucking in his store

You are not what you own.
We owe you nothing.
You are not what you own.


Currently reading :
By Bill Shields
Release date: 01 September, 1995

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

clouds and the moon and what not...

"....getting hurt is never good. i think each heartbreak changes a person a little, like a big storm changes a shoreline. eventually all the sensitive parts aren't exposed anymore and the storms can come and go without causing any damage.

I try to take time to appreciate the things around me also. Sometimes all the lights from downtown charlotte make the clouds light up a little from below and it looks amazing against the moon. Things like that make me thank God i'm alive.=) ...."

i sent this in a email today, and i meant it.


Arghh! my eyes are so itchy!
Why are they fine all day and itchy right now?
Ack in the pain, i want my mommy!
AArrrrrghh! >.

Currently reading :
The Invisible Man (Tor Classics)
By H. G. Wells
Release date: 15 September, 1992

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Saturday, December 04, 2004

Double Bass Runs Are Poop.
Current mood: grouty

ok, You're watching a rock band and enjoying it.

Suddenly, in the middle of a song, the drummer tenses up his legs and starts "running" with his ankles on his double bass drum.

This is the result:

The song you were enjoying with Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-Buh. under it. =/

It's like a noisey engine running while a part of the song is played.
I Hate it. i hate it, but I DO IT in the first song of the set! >.<

It was the guitarist's idea. i thought of it as a challenge, it took forever to master. Now i can do it easily. Today i was watching a rehearsal i recorded and that part totally deflates the song. >:(

So Screw it, bye-bye double bass breakdown, I'm reclaiming my life!!!

Currently reading :
New Windmills: Slake's Limbo (New Windmills)
By Felice Holman
Release date: 04 October, 1996

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004



Currently reading :
Bear: Immortal
By Jamie Smart
Release date: October, 2004

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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!! \m/ ^_^ \m/
Current mood: peaceful

Happy birthday to me :)

i took the day off and hit the Concord drum store, 3 pawn shops, 2 starbucks, my favorite comic book store, the cool used book store on Central and dinner @ the CheeseCake factory with my sister .

i bought:

2 white chocolate mochas,
2 slabs of marble cake <3
1 full junk drum set for parts,
4 rare sized thick drum heads,
a ton of sticks,
3 great graphic novels,
a holocaust book for my sister,
3 cheap hg wells classics,
and a new set of black "practice trunks" .

Today was great.
great music in the car ( fugazi, they might be giants, ween )
great cool windy weather,
great coffee,
great great great.
<3 <3 <3

\m/ ^_^ \m/

Currently reading :
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV (First Time Books)
Release date: 12 April, 1984

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Why do i have to damage myself to feel "good" ?
Current mood: Boring

Today work was peaceful and 8 hours passed like a fluorescent air-conditioned humming dream. The coffee was great.

Tonight I stopped by fuel pizza to get a Veggie on Whole Wheat and went to the practice space to to unpack and set up my drums from the last show,

I hurt my hand at the show and bled a little (i thought) on my snare during the set. Tonight I got a good look at the carnage. It was disgusting. There was little specks of blood of the floor tom and hi-hat, but the snare and my swimtrunks were totally covered, It looked like a murder =(.

The whole thing kinda bummed me out...

~*start blues jams*
What is wrong with me?
Why do i play this way?
Why do i have to damage myself to feel "good" ?
How much longer will i be able to do this to myself?
~*end blues jams*

Terrible logic: People are social animals like Dogs or Cats. they need to be arround people to be comfortable. My Herd/pack/family is the band. While i'm with the band i'm sweating through my clothes and destroying my hands. Thus my "comfort" is Suffering. Right? God I hope not. 0_o'

Tomorrow I shall hit the sporting goods store and buy a new pair of (black!) trunks for future practice/shows.

Currently reading :
The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream (First Time Books)
Release date: 12 May, 1988

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Sunday, November 28, 2004

You guys sound like Dillinger Escape Plan... o_0?
Current mood: particle board

Yesterday my band played Liquid Recordz (lol @ plural "z" ) in huntersville.
my friend billy showed up, it was great to see him there.

my guitarist/singers vocals desinagrated during the first song. a kid from the crowd grabbed the mic and screamed for the rest of the show. Surpisingly it went great! we were totally lucky.

Halfway thru the set i cut my left index finger knuckle open on the hi-hats and bled all over the place. i finished the set with style like the trooper/sadist i am.
one guy said we sounded like Dillenger, he had to be totally drunk.
the owner paid us 25 bucks for playing, ( better than nothing! ^_^ ) then billy and i hit Denny's
After the show the guitarist and i decided we need a dedicated singer guy/girl.

Today i slept late, woke up a little sore, and got lunch/diner at Mama Lena's. <3

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