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Thursday, September 18th, 2008
9:32 pm
so today i was at a stupid inservice for work, only kind of paying attention. someone's cell phone went off, and their ring tone was Fallen Angel, and I looked at the clock, and it was stopped at 841.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
4:42 pm
Wikipedia is great.
So incase anyone is interested, I found this website to have a lot of information I didn't know about the fire on it ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire ), including the legal actions etc. 

For the record, I wasn't exactly looking for it, but instead was looking for fun things to do in Rhode Island at night. Apparently when searching for "RI night" at Google, the fire is the 3rd most relevant website.

Hope everyone is doing well!!
Sunday, March 9th, 2008
4:30 pm
I had a midterm last week in a class I was stressing about, and I studied my butt off for exam. I got 41 out of 60 which is a B :)

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, February 21st, 2008
2:17 am

So can anyone believe it's been 5 years since we lost our friend?

Sunday, October 28th, 2007
8:03 pm
41 premiere
Thanks so much to those of you who attended the premiere of '41' today at the Stadium. It was a real good time. Feel free to discuss the film and your reactions to it here.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
3:42 pm
Rhode Island Premiere

Buy your tickets now.... for the RHODE ISLAND PREMIERE of "41."

SUNDAY, OCT. 28th at 2pm

You can order tickets by calling the Stadium at 401.762.4545 or online at www.stadiumtheatre.com. Tickets are $15.

For more background on "41," visit www.41themovie.com. Join our mailing list!! You can also email the DOP at breakingbranches@nyc.rr.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!!
Also, please go to this myspace and add them!
Sunday, September 9th, 2007
10:24 pm
I just leaned over to look at my RIC ID, and my number has "41" at the end of it. I can't believe I've never noticed that before. It caught my eye tonight.
Sunday, May 13th, 2007
6:43 pm
I know I haven't posted in here in a very long time, but I was just thinking about a dream that I had about a month ago...and have had twice more since then. I don't usually have vivid dreams, and rarely do I remember anything I dream about...but this dream...it was both. I felt like I was living this dream, and now I feel like it's necessary to finish the dream and make it into reality. In the dream I was going to get a tattoo. I've already got one, so what's one more, right? The only setback was that I didn't quite know what I wanted. I got to the tattoo studio, and Nicky was there. It was so strange to see his face again, to see him smiling and laughing. I went to the tattoo artist (his name was Steve, and he did my first tattoo too) and asked him to draw out what I described. In the dream, my voice was muffled, so I don't really know how I described it. I signed all the papers and sat in the chair. And there was Nicky, sitting right beside me, watching intently. At the end of the dream, when I looked at the tattoo (On my left inner forearm)...it was a pair of wings - angel wings - very ragged and almost...dusty looking and between them, the word HOPE, it looked like it'd been carved into my arm...little droplets (red, so I guess it looked like blood) ran down, forming a puddle, on which sat a single feather. I looked back up and Nicky nodded. I woke up right after that, and my left arm was numb, getting that pins and needles feeling. I didn't really want another tattoo after I got my first one...but now whenever I look at my arm..it looks empty, like I need the tattoo to be there. I don't know if this really means anything or if I'm just...letting dreams create my life...but I feel like this is something I have to do now. So, I just thought I'd let everyone know there is at least one more person thinking about Nicky right now.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
8:58 pm
So earlier today I was thinking about nothing in particular when all of a sudden Nick's hero, the Stadium Stealer, popped into my brain. It was exactly 1:41pm. 

Anyone else see something neat lately?

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, April 1st, 2007
3:14 pm
41 on 4/1
Here's the link to the trailer for "41," the documentary about Nick that Chris and Christian de Rezendes have spent the last few years working on. Actually, here's an update: the score is coming along nicely - I've been hearing demo tracks every few days, and even though it's currently all synthesized instruments, you can tell the music itself  is gorgeous and moving, a wonderful complement to the visuals. The music will be recorded professionally with real instruments very soon, as the deadlines for festivals approach rapidly.


Send this to everyone you ever knew! We know it's reached over 3000 people and you can help spread the word!!
3:03 pm
Happy first day of April, and happy 1st wedding anniversary to Dave and Joanne, Nicky's parents!

I wanted to share with you the signs we received today, because it's 4/1:

I had reheated some Chinese leftovers and we ate them, but Chris went into the kitchen for something, and when we both went into the kitchen again I said, "Why did you take that straw out?" because there was a pink straw lying on the counter. I knew I hadn't done it. He said he didn't. And if you know me, you know I love to play tricks on Chrissy and he'll never believe me about stuff so we had to make a safety word that we can say when something really is NOT an April Fool's joke. "April genius." So I said it, and he said, "Really?"  And I said, "Yeah." Now we keep these straws across the room in an old-fashioned straw caddy that Gabby gave us as a housewarming gift when we moved to Providence. We almost never use them. He didn't do it, I didn't do it. Adam had been visting earlier, but he went home, and the straw just wasn't there during the 10 minutes I was clearing the counter, making room for plates, heating up leftovers, etc. I would have noticed - it's neon pink and our counter is really small. When we came into the kitchen together, there it was!

Now you might think this is a little bit of nothing. BUT, when we called Joanne to tell her Nicky's April Fool trick, she told us something similar had happened to her! The salt shaker was in the microwave!!!!!!!! And neither she nor Dave had done it.

Just wanted to share some funny joys with you on this day! Anything crazy happen to you???
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
9:12 am
So, for those of you who aren't subscribers to my personal LJ or life, the long story short is that I did something stupid and as a result I may have already lost my best friend/boyfriend. I've been really down about it all week, especially since the last thing he said to me was that our friendship was over and that he was too angry at the moment to talk about it. For now, I'm not sure if he's planning on speaking ever again or if I should just admit defeat and move on, and I hate that.
I woke up today at 5:41 and realized I had more time to sleep, so I did. Again, parking spot #41 at the train station was open, at exactly 7:41 I took my seat. There's another... Jesus... 41 minutes til my class starts and I was just strolling around the Emerson library killing time when all of a sudden I found myself holding Chris's work - The Song of Nick.
Aside from the obvious fact of Nicky's with me right now, I think there's something more imporant I should take from this, and that comes from something he taught me inadvertantly (or not?). I'm sure I'm not the only one who wishes he/she had gotten to see him one more time before 2/20/03, but because we didn't know the end was so near we figured we'd "see eachother soon," it just wasn't "convenient" right now. Fuck that - stupidest idea ever. In retrospect, I'd have dropped everything to have heard him play Ernskinney-Bop one more time, or have a laugh about nusts and play some butt-kick tag. The things I felt made me realize that if I want anything, I have to go and grab it; seize the day (latin - Carpe Diem - tattooed on my ankle) because I never know which moment will be the last. No one does.
This in mind, I know Eric (the other "he" in this entry) needs time to think, and I do as well, but I can't let this go. If there's one thing I've learned in life, it's that it is far too short to let a petty squable get in the way of a great bond. I can't just wait around and wait for things to come to me, I have to grab them while they're in reach, no matter how difficult it may be. I hope Nicky sticks around for a couple of days to lend me his courage and youthful wisdom to help me through what I've got to do.
So sayeth Christian Damien O'Neill, "So sayeth Kushner's angel, 'The Great Work begins.'"

Current Mood: inspired
Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:07 am
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If you haven't seen this yet, you're missing out!
Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
4:25 pm
It's been 4 years but I can still picture him playing air guitar whie listening to wrestler's intros.
Monday, February 19th, 2007
4:45 pm
3:46 pm
mm another nick related tattoo
So yeah I got a tattoo today and it's really cool. I just thought i'd share. I'll post pictures later when it's healed and such because it has a bandage over it right now.

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
4:54 pm
Feb 20th
Is anything going on on Feb. 20th? If so let me know.

xx Cait

Current Mood: quixotic
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
2:03 pm
Happy Birthday Nicky.
I woke up and checked the weather and it was 41.0 degrees out today. I love it and I love you all.
Saturday, December 9th, 2006
1:46 pm
Official 41 Trailer
Hey dudes, the official trailer for the documentary "41," about the life of Nicholas O'Neill, the youngest victim of the Station nightclub fire, is ready for viewing. Check it out on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPeo36PP-hs

or MySpace here: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=1528927459

Please rate it when you're done!

Friday, October 6th, 2006
4:52 pm
Hi Guys, 

So I just thought I'd share something really quickly because it made me feel better for the past couple of days. 

Yeah, well me cousin Matt got really hurt the other day... he was attacked by a gigantic ball of fire after a blow torch blew up in his hand at work.  It could have been a lot worse, his face from the nose up and his left hand got flash burned but his right hand and arm up to the elbow got pretty much almost third degree burns. they thought he was gonna have to have skin graphs but now he's not but it still really sucks and he can't go back to school this semester and also he can't move his right hands except for his fingers a little bit. he also inhaled a bunch of stuff so he had blood poisoning and then he wasn't reacting well to any of the meds they gave him.  He's in UMass Worcester right now and he'll probably be there a few more days.  Anyways, it was really scary because he could have gotten really hurt and it just really sucks in general because bad things only ever seem to happen to the very very best people.  So I've been pretty upset and shook up and kind of frazzeled because that is what you do when someone who is like your brother gets seriously injured but I've been getting so many 41s everywhere. Like right when my mom told me about what happened there was a car with a 41 licsense plate and all the way to the Hospital to visit him yesterday with his siter and girlfriend there were 41's everywhere and then when we were there a nurse came on the intercom and was all "Visiting hours ended at 8 o clock it is now 8:41" and my phone calls keep ending at 41 seconds.  It just made me feel good and safe and like things would be ok.  I feel like I don't see things like that as much anymore but lately they've been around more and I don't know if thats just because when things aren't going so well I kind of subconsciously look for them because I want to be comforted or what but I have been seeing them and it made me happy. 

also on the way to Boston the other day my mom was talking about how she was listening to Dave's radio show and he had been playing one of Nicky's songs or something and right as she said that we turned a corner and there was this sign in front of a store advertising something for exactly 41 cents.  

allright this ahs not been at all quickly. i'll go now. 

I hope everyone is wonderful and staying warm wherever you are. 

happy autumnfest weekend!

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