Thursday, July 29, 2004

Something Wicked

Job Search Satus:  I applied to Game Crazy (the one on Orangethorpe and Harbor). I've always wanted to work at a game store, and I think I'm perfect for it, but no luck, yet.

 

I'm not looking forward to August.

- trip to San Francisco with The Wench for her job interview ($???)
 
- EM retreat at Pepperdine University for three days ($80)
 
- The Wench's birthday (Whatdyawant?)
 
- Seroy's wedding on the 14th (Gotta dress up. Again.)
 
- that same night, Talent Show/Cafe Night ($4, no ideas yet)
 
- youth group retreat at Big Bear for four days ($130 for the kids, free for the teachers. I think.)
 
- "fix" major for school (real estate management -> radio & television)
 
- take care of all the financial aid stuff ("Gimme money. Please.")
 
- sign up for classes

- school starts on the 23rd (Last day of youth group retreat, gah.)
 
- somehow pay the rent

- find a job or die on the streets

Monday, July 26, 2004

Bully

I was flipping through channels on TV and came up on an Angels game against the Texas Rangers. Batting for the Rangers -- Gerald Laird. This guy lived in my neighborhood and we went to the same elementary school. We're also the same age. I remember him. He was the tallest and most athletic kid in the whole school. Each year, we held "noon leagues" during lunch time for football, basketball, and softball. He usually won the MVP awards every year. This made him popular. This also made him a cocky, punkass bastard.

He's now a professional baseball player. He's big. He's rich. I bet he's still a cocky, punkass bastard.

What am I? A 24 year-old community college student. I want to die.

He grounded out to end the inning.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

"If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail."

I need to find a job soon, or I'm gonna have to start selling my "services" out on the streets. John told me about a job in Norwalk for an import/export company.

Pros: They pay well. (twice as much as Cingular) It's relatively easy. Most work will be done on computers.

Cons: It's a Korean company. It's in Norwalk. It's a Korean company. It's full-time. It's a KOREAN company.

Perfect job for me right now: Part-time. Close to home (enough to walk/bike). Pays enough for rent & school. Doesn't require me to be nice to people. Lenient with schedules so it wouldn't interfere with church.

In his sermon last Sunday, Steve JDSN mentioned that when you're praying for something, you should be very specific. That way, when God does answer your prayers, you'll know for sure it was Him. So yeah. That's what I'm praying for. The perfect job.

 

I need to pick out a couple of songs for the talent show. We got James to join our band. He's crazy. He didn't seem too thrilled though. Bastard.

Also need to pick out possible theme song for the retreat. By Sunday. That was our homework. Everyone's so busy with VBS, I have a feeling I'll be only one who suggests anything.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

"M" for Mature

I found this test screening review of BLADE 3 on the net. Most reviews were negative, except this one.

Blade III: Non-Stop Fight Boner
 
By Neill Cumpston

I saw Blade III Monday night in Hollywood and I’m still punching things in my head, 2 days later. This movie is coming out in December, so even if you get dick-rot and a vegetable platter for Christmas there’s a present waiting for you in a theater. I wish there was a way to say “Fuck Yeah!” and see this movie at the same time. Wait, there is. Blade III is Cool Ranch Fuck.

Also, this is one of those cool movies where the Plot Scenes keep trying to come on screen and bore the shit out of you, but the Action Shit is all like, “See this?” (shows the Plot Scenes its fist) and before the Plot Scenes can say, “Yeah, it’s a…” the fist is suddenly mulching their nose and then cream corn is shooting out your poo-tunnel ‘cuz the movie is so good.

Here’s the plot:

1. The Vampires dig up Crunch Gym Dracula. The Vampires want to use Crunch Gym Dracula’s blood for something evil.

2. On the other side there’s these vampire killers called the Night Stalkers who want to use Dracula’s blood to make a potion that will kill all vampires.

3. And in the middle of it is Blade III, who puts on his foot-to-ass boots and kicks the chili-cooking fuck out of everything in sight.

Every single action sequence just fucking starts, and then midway through everyone takes a breather and explains why they’re kicking ass, and also why the ass-kicking’s going to go up a notch, and every time it does. There will be a lot of nerd masturbation happening during these scenes, so sit in the back of the theater.

And then, as if the director (who directed all 3, and actually wrote this one) decided to give the Blade fans a bonus for being cool, this film has two big gifts: a hottie chick, plus the hottie chick using bad-ass weapons which are so bad-ass they’re like hot chicks in themselves.

The Hottie Chick is played by Jessica Biel, who gave you a chubby you still have in TEXAS SWEATY HALF-T MASSACRE. And her new weapons are this laser bow that she slices vampires up with, plus a shoe knife, plus a bow and arrow which should get its own movie series. Like, different actors could show up in Steve Martin films and just shoot him with the arrows when he gets boring, which is all the time now. Jessica and her weapons are so hot that she not only gets a shower scene where she washes off blood, but also a scene where she’s suiting up with all her weapons, and I checked during both of these scenes and, yep, boners.

Plus, she shows her belly a lot. Hello freeze frame on the DVD. There should also be a bonus feature called Jessica’s Belly where you get to see all the shots they didn’t use.

She and her group of Night Stalkers, which include the dude who played Van Wilder, want to team up with Blade III, but he’s all like, “I’m Blade”, and “Go fuck yourself”, but then he goes ahead and kicks ass with them anyway. He’s got some awesome new weapons, too, like this sword-on-a-rope that I wish I had when I’m at Six Flags and it’s crowded.

The Van Wilder guy plays Hannibal King, and he’s always saying funny shit, which I laughed at when he said it but now all I can think about is Jessica and that goddamn belly.

Plus there’s an awesome car chase, a bunch of motorcycle fights, vampire dogs, Goth fags getting killed, a wrestler vampire, a Parker Posey vampire, swordfights, electronic pistols that make DVDs of the people you kill with them, a super-nasty death in a shower, plus three sequences where Blade just walks through warehouse/offices, setting up dates between his foot and different dudes’ nutsacks. There’s also a dude from Best in Show, plus another dude from The Warriors, plus a little girl who says something super-creepy to Dracula.

Christmas came early, and so did I, on the left-over spooge still in my pants from Blade II (if New Line pulls quotes for the poster, there you go).

Monday, July 19, 2004

Monster

Seungmee, you creep me out. Stay the hell away from me.

edit @ 12:28 pm:
Speaking of creepy, watch two Voldos from Soul Calibur dance. I don't know what's more disturbing -- the fact that a couple of losers actually choreographed and practiced this, or that I actually watched the whole damn thing. Warning: it gets pretty damn gross at the 2/3 mark.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Where's The Food?

I'm still confused. What the heck happened last night at church? Someone tell me please.

Friday, July 16, 2004

The Viper

"I chased him off... with my nudity. Is that arousing anyone down there?"
"What does that mean?"
"It means we're getting the hell out of here."

And
 
"Vat do you vant us to do, zign your freaking yearbook?!"

Okay, one more.
 
"Shut up and eat your cheese sandwich!"

I heart love Aqua Teen Hunger Force.



Thursday, July 15, 2004

Mada Mada Dane

I had a dream that I was at a tennis match between Federer and Roddick. Federer had about 10 rackets hanging on each shoulder and he would switch to a new one after every hit. Yeah, he was totally toying with Roddick, just like in real life. Oooh, burn.

It was so hot and stuffy in my room that I woke up at 4 am. I opened the window and fell asleep. Why are you not supposed to sleep with the window open? Well my throat is kinda sore, but that's probably due to the praise practice last night.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Goat Boy



Diana took me to an art gallery in Santa Ana to check out some paintings by Blaine Fontana. The dude is a flippin' genius if you ask me, but what do I know, I ain't no artist. The gallery was actually just some artsy guy's apartment -- I mean, loft -- and he just hung the paintings on the walls so we were basically nosing around in his kitchen and living room. His place was very nice. Bastard.

Before we left, he pointed out that there was another art exhibit across the street from him, which we decided to check out. The theme was "100 Artists See Satan." Yeah. Lots of paintings, sculptures, drawings... of Satan. Not necessarily satanic, just different interpretations of the Devil by whole lot of artists. There was a projector showing grainy video clips of Satan "sightings" (in the mountains, the woods, etc.) which were very blairwitchish. I'm sure they were fake, but still, it was unsettling. When we came out of the exhibit, Diana looked like she was about to puke.

After we came back to Fullerton, I received a voicemail message from Chase, my old co-worker from Cingular, that he wanted me to come by. They finally put Harold back in the Fullerton store after abusing him over at Westminster for about three months. It turns out that Chase is quitting next Friday, with Harold also quitting the day after that. That's a nice one-two punch to the company. We had a nice chat for about an hour.

That sun, he's so hot right now.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Let My Words Be Few

One down, one more to go.

Praise for EM went okay, I think. I couldn't hear the congregation singing so I thought my mic and guitar were too loud, but Doosuan told me after service that they just weren't singing. Oh. What a relief. Well it's all in the past and I'm over it. They'll get Sung back next week and I won't have to do it ever again, so everyone's happy.

Now begins the preparation for Friday night youth group worship. I haven't heard from Adrian about whether or not he'll be playing drums for us. I asked Eric as backup but he's going to Six Flags on Friday with the college group. So we're without a drummer. I would do it all acoustic like I've always done, but the kids wouldn't want that.

Also preparing games for the jr high kids on Friday. And we still haven't officially met to discuss activities for the retreat.

Remember when I had zero resposibilities because I had a fulltime job? Me either.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

La da da da da

Everytime I think I've finished being young
I catch myself having fun


Spending a whole day baking in the sun with 30 kids is much better than spending a whole night scratching your itchy sunburned back while trying to fall asleep. Probably.

I feel weird. No, I'm feeling weird. There is a difference.

Snap out of it.

Friday, July 09, 2004

I drink, therefore I am.



How to make a Daniel Cho
Ingredients:

1 part competetiveness

5 parts brilliance

1 part instinct
Method:
Combine in a tall glass half filled with crushed ice. Top it off with a sprinkle of lovability and enjoy!


Username:


Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com


*credit to Minhee Kim

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

White Chocolate

This is in the intro to Danger! (High Voltage) and now it's stuck in my head.

All right stop, collaborate and listen
Ice is back with my brand new invention
Something grabs a hold of me tightly
Then I flow like a harpoon daily and nightly
Will it ever stop? Yo -- I don't know
Turn off the lights and I'll glow
To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal
Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle

Dance, bum rush the speaker that booms
I'm killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom
Deadly, when I play a dope melody
Anything less than the best is a felony
Love it or leave it, you better gain way
You better hit bull's eye, the kid don't play
If there was a problem, yo, I'll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

"We're gonna need a bigger boat."

Church responsibilities are slowly but surely piling up.

Praise
Since Mark is in Indonesia with the mission team, I will be leading praise for the youth group next Friday night. I was actually supposed to do this Friday also, but I will be busy babysitting the jr high kids at the beach so I asked Andy to take over. It's exciting because I got most of the Broken Movement team to help me out for that night. It's been a long time since we've played together. Then today I got a call from Sung, who asked me to lead praise for EM this Sunday. He's not going to be there and neither is Donny. I'm not terribly excited for this one because I'm not a fan of the EM service (and I'm not alone). It's more serious and boring. Yeah, boring. I dunno how I'm gonna handle this one.

Teaching
I've joined the jr high staff as a teacher. There has been some drama with the staff because the education department is not letting us "new" teachers teach right away. They want us to go through one year of training first. Yeah, ONE YEAR. We're obviously not fully behind this system since it would leave only two "experienced" teachers (Grace and Julie) to take care of all the kids. Steve JDSN has been discussing the issue with the education department to work something out, but it doesn't look too good right now.

Retreat
I'm helping out as a teacher, and I'm also in charge of the games/activities with Eric and Diane. We haven't talked or prepared that much yet, mostly because it's difficult to incorporate the retreat theme to the activities. We gotta get started soon.

Etc.
I have to think of activities for the beach trip on Friday, including 7th grade initiation stuff. I'm horrible with this so why are they putting me in charge? There will be a cafe night/talent show next month for retreat fundraising, and I want to do something for it. I just don't know what, yet. Speaking of cafe night, Solo's church is having one pretty soon and according to him, Broken Movement is supposed to play. Well I haven't heard anything. Hmm.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Hangover

Sharapova!!!

Wait, she won the Wimbledon title? She plays tennis?



I had a dream that I was the king of the mountains, the Mountain King, if you will. Ya'll were my subjects. I enjoyed my kingly life by staying in bed everyday and making my subjects do the same. I was loved. Man, Nyquil messed me up pretty good.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Krikorian is getting really crowded now. That place used to be deserted. John came with us to see the movie. Wow. We see this guy like once a season. See you in the fall, Johnny. Drew and Keisuke got lost on the way. It's understandable; they've only been there 14 times. Paul lost his ticket right when we started going in. Luckily, they let him through.

We've been lucky so far with most of the recent superhero movies, you know, actually being good. The X-MEN series, the BLADE series, I even liked DAREDEVIL despite Ben Affleck's involvement, and no matter what everyone says, I still liked HELLBOY. Then we have the new and improved BATMAN coming next year. Okay, HULK sucked. I'll give you that.

Which brings us to SPIDER-MAN. I never understood why there's a hyphen in his name, but whatever. I really liked the first movie, especially the first half of it when Peter gets his powers and starts training and stuff. The action was good, casting was great, direction by lifelong Spidey fan Sam Raimi was awesome. The sequel is pretty much the first movie, squared. Everything is better, including the villain. The Green Goblin was a decent villain to start off the franchise, but Dr. Octopus is so much deadlier. The action is so good -- everybody's gonna be talking about the train fight, so I'll just keep it short and say that part made me utter "whoa" about seven times. Keanu, eat your heart out.

I really liked the little touches Sam Raimi brought in from his older films. The feel of the scene when Dr. Octopus "wakes up," it's like a horror movie. And that mini-chainsaw? Pure EVIL DEAD. And since it's a Raimi film, we have cameos by Bruce Campbell as the snooty usher and Ted Raimi getting verbally abused by J. Jonah Jameson. How did Sam Raimi go from ARMY OF DARKNESS to SPIDER-MAN? The world may never know.

Oh, and that intro with images by Alex Ross highlighting the first movie? FLIPPIN' SWEET.

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