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October 11, 2005

To my brothers and sisters over in the UK. I'm looking for a huge favor here. Would anybody be willing to pick me up at London Heathrow on either the 10th or 11th of November and drive me to some shows on Nov. 11th-Nov. 15th. If you can do this, I will give you so much free stuff, plus I will give you free tickets to any or all of the Alkaline Trio shows that I am doing. Of course I will pay for gas and will be your best friend. Seriously, I will hook you up big time. Let me know if this is something that someone would be willing to do or can do. Just shooot me an email at mikeasianman@aol.com

9:26 AM
My alarm went off at 7:30 AM and it's the first time in a long time where I just couldn't get up. I counted the rings on my telephone alarm. As it approached 40, I thought "My goodness, please shut up!!!" I took Gerry Lundquist to the Airport. He will return to the dregs of LEMAY COUNTY in good ol' St. Louis, Mo..

I love hanging out with him. Just relaxing. We watched so much baseball. Way more than we should have. He can drink a lot of beer. Our recycling is at it's peak. Good job Gerry. For recycling that is.

At 3 PM, I went to the gym for some excercise. I was hoping I could get a quick workout in and be back at work by 4:30. Well, it turned into 3 hours of basketball. This is proof positive that I'm getting old. You see, I can't move so well now. I'm sore everywhere and the thought of sitting in the jacuzzi is that of paradise.

Well, I finally got someone to respond to my UK request. In fact, it was 3 in one day, but after I wrote back, I got nothing in return. ARGGHH!! Stress. I don't want to get a train pass for those first few shows. It's gonna be a pain in the arse to lug around my gear. But whatever. I'll make it happen. That's it for now. Be well. Smile big.
Peace always,
Mike Park

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