Friday, December 23, 2005

Grandma Death

As I was walking home this morning, I passed by an elderly lady that looked a lot like that crazy old woman from DONNIE DARKO, except she had shorter hair (but still all over the place) and she wore navy blue sweats. She had a confused look in her eyes, as if she was lost.

Oh, and she was holding a kitchen knife in her right hand.

As I passed her by, everything seemed to slow down like an effin' John Woo flick while my eyes were transfixed on that damn knife. After a few steps, I looked back to make sure she wasn't going to lunge on to my back like a granny ninja. She didn't.

I wonder where she is now. I wonder what the knife was for. I wonder if I was lucky.



where were they going without ever knowing the way

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Mr. Freeze

Damn it, is it mother effin' Christmas yet?! I'm so over the "holidays." I hate how everyone gets gift-obsessed and doesn't even bother to think about the man whose birthday we're celebrating. And I can say that because I'm the biggest hypocrite alive.

James' grandmother randomely barged into my room couple of days ago and freaked me out. It's fortunate that I had some clothes on, because I usually prance around my room in my skivvies when I'm alone.

My electronic blanket thingy keeps getting turned off in the middle of the night due to the plug, uh, unplugging. So I woke up today frozen again. Prime suspect: James' grandmother.



we are accidents waiting, waiting to happen

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

As Regards Spoilification





KONG is good. He's also a badass. Who else can fight not one, not two, but THREE T-rexes while holding a barbie doll -- err, Naomi Watts -- and win?

Oops, spoiler.

Oh, and Darth Vader is Luke's father, Bruce Willis is a ghost, Norman Bates is the real killer, and Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Me llamo Leonard





My eyes are getting worse. What else is new?

I accidently washed my last paycheck when I forgot to take it out of my sweatshirt before doing the laundry. I got locked out of my house yesterday when I forgot to take my keys. I'm gonna get a tattoo on my forehead that reminds to change my underwear everyday.

Yeah, like that'll work.

Mana mana.
Simple, yet addicting.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Talk to Me, Goose

Are you pondering what I'm pondering? If you're pondering what the best dance sequence in the history of cinema is, then no, you're not. Why not? Because I already know the answer to that, Chachi:





I don't have much else to write about, so I'm gonna just list off some random links.

Remember that Bollywood remake of OLDBOY I told ya'll about? Well here's the little teaser trailer. Thanks to Mike Lee who sent me the link.

This is only funny if you play WoW.

Hmm, I thought I had more. Next time.



get up, get up, come on, come on, let's go

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Oh Leally





I still haven't seen the new Harry Potter yet. It's not like I'm dying to see it; I'll probably wait for it to show at the dollar theater. Just Friends* on the other hand...

I asked Solomon to lead jr high praise until January. I'm only getting Fridays and Sundays off, and I actually want to use those days to rest, not busy myself at church (as selfish as that may sound). And in an ironic note, I was asked to lead praise for CM today because Alex and Soo had their new baby this week (Christian -- gee I wonder if he'll get teased at church). It was... I dunno, interesting. Kinda fun.

For all you church people** that are reading this, I won't be seeing you guys for a while. I'll probably be there at the Christmas service, but that'll probably be it until the second week of January, which is when my overnight shifts end and I go back to the regular schedule. Happy holidays, hope you guys have a good retreat, have fun, and try not to miss me too much.

'Cause I know you guys won't. Bastards.



*It should be widely known (now) that I have a man-crush on Ryan Reynolds. Unlike most sarcastic smartass jerks, he doesn't get on my nerves. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

**Not like anyone else does. I don't have any friends outside of church. Although, I am making some progress with some work people. When you spend eight hours every night with someone, you're gonna bond.



hey lush have fun, it's the weekend

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Jump In





I went to Best Buy yesterday to buy an mp3 player* that was on sale, and saw a line forming for the X-Box 360 at the front of the store. That was 2pm.

I went back at midnight for my shift and the line had gotten twice as big. The funny thing was I saw a lot of Best Buy employees in the line.

Most people would make fun of them for being "losers" and "geeks." But not I, my friends, because I would have joined them if I had the money to get one.



*No, not an Ipod Nano. Too expensive.



I'll bring home the turkey if you bring home the bacon

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Behold

...the NACHO LIBRE!







Working overnight shifts has seriously messed up my sense of time. It's hard to tell when I'm supposed to eat or sleep. I'm not even sure what day it is.



I will touch the sun or I will die trying

Friday, November 18, 2005

School of Maaaaagic





Midnight show for what? Get a life, you freaks. Don't you have school or something?

I keed, I keed.

If I were in Harry Potter's world, I could marry Cho Chang and make her Cho Cho. Stew on that for a minute.



I've got desperate desires and unadmirable plans

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Count Chokeyula





Playing Soul Calibur 3 against Pablo is a frustrating experience, to say the least.

I just had a really nasty dream -- very violent and gory. But it had a happy ending. Kinda like THE PASSION OF THE CH... nevermind.



and something in me dies, the night that I betrayed my king

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Movie Night #3



They don't run the fastest. They don't jump the highest. But they sure are getting the last laugh. Heavyweights. They never met a hot dog they didn't like... until now.
  • What is it about: Jerry, an overweight pre-teen, is sent to a "fat farm" for the summer, lured by the promise of go-karts and swimming fun. When he arrives, however, he finds that the camp has been bought out by an exercise/fitness guru whose mental stability quickly deteriorates. Jerry and his friends--including a counselor who has been there for 18 years--finally make a stand. (100 min. Rated PG.)
  • Why: It's better than what you'd expect. This family movie keeps away from standard Disney cliches. And it's worth watching just to see Ben Stiller in a very "familiar" role.
  • When: Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 9:00pm.
  • Where: Here, as always.
  • Who: Some people seem to be confused about who's "invited" or "not invited" so let me make it clear to you numbskulls: ANYONE CAN COME. I don't personally hand out invitations to anyone. I just announce it on here. If you're reading this, YOU CAN COME. Clear? Crystal.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Undead





It wasn't that long ago when I was sitting in four job interviews with Best Buy, bumbling and twiddling and toe-curling into their yes-profit organization. Now I'm working as a part-timer with full-time hours, making decent money and giving it right back to them with purchases of DVDs, CDs, and games (oh my). They had me work two overnight shifts (midnight 'til 8 in the morning) this week. As our GM would say, "GOOD TIMES!" It wasn't that bad, actually. I had Thrice and "Feel Good Inc." and "Welcome to the Jungle" pumping up both nights.

On a side note, the guitar intro to "Welcome to the Jungle" is in my top 5 intros of all time. The other four are filled by Kelly Clarkson.

Watched KISS KISS, BANG BANG last night and loved it. Although I recommend everyone to just wait a few months since I'll screen it for Movie Night. One, it's free. Two, you don't have to deal with jackasses at the theater. Which reminds me, I'm this close to quitting movies at the theater. I enjoy them so much more in the comfort of my own home. Time to start up a plasma TV fund.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Demon Days

Feel good movie of the year.

OLDBOY is being remade here by Justin Lin, the director of BETTER LUCK TOMORROW. It's gonna suck. That's old news. Now what I'm really interested in is this Bollywood remake. Can you imagine the dance choreography for the hallway fight scene? I can. And it's absolutely hilarious. I cannot wait.

Attendance was low for Movie Night #2, but I guess it couldn't be helped. It's your loss. Tell them what they missed out on, Pablo.

"Huuuung~ It was so fun candies."

Happy early Halloween, you primitive screwheads.


the sun goes down -- I feel the light betray me

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Move Night #2

To celebrate Halloween, I wanted to show a really scary movie. Alas, I couldn't find anything worth showing. So I've decided to nix the scary movie idea and go with a double-header of horror comedy. Why two movies? Well I couldn't show one without the other, could I?




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  • What: Double screening of EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS.
  • What are they about: Several teens visit a broken-down cottage in the woods -- miles from civilization -- find a copy of the Book of the Dead, and unleash supernatural powers that gut every character in sight. All, that is, except Ash, who takes this very personally and spends much of the film getting his head smashed while battling the unseen forces. (Rated R for violence, blood, gore, language, and boobies.)
  • Wait, what about EVIL DEAD 1: You don't have to see the first film to understand these sequels. EVIL DEAD 2 is pretty much a remake of the first one anyway (with better budget). And yes, ARMY OF DARKNESS is part 3.
  • Where: Here.
  • When: Saturday, October 29, 2005. 8:00pm SHARP. Remember, we're watching two movies (about 85 minutes each, you do the math).
  • Who: Anyone and everyone. Spread the word.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ninja Loot

Those guys at Best Buy are pretty damn smart. They get you to work for them, thinking you're making pretty good money. Then they entice you with all these goodies that they have in their store as you "work" and make you buy them. So your Best Buy paycheck goes straight back to Best Buy. Those crafty bastards.

I got:



the Limited Edition, thank you very much; and more importantly:



the Deluxe Edition (duh -- never settle for less). I'm going through the special features right now. The cover is so cool. Almost as cool as the cover for the new uncut edition of Saw (the blood moves).



we are the image of the invisible

Monday, October 17, 2005

I Blame Shyamalan





High Tension was at the top of my list for the next Movie Night feature, but now that I've seen it I'm gonna have to find another movie. Most of the movie was actually really good and tense (ahem) but that stupid twist ending kinda ruined it. Of course I won't spoil it here -- it's not hard to figure it out if you're paying attention, it's just that the twist itself doesn't make too much sense. I kept thinking, "it can't be that, it can't be that." And it was.

I lost my keys. I think I left it at church yesterday. If anyone has them, or saw them lying around somewhere, let me know ASAP.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Work Actually

They called me to fill in for someone tomorrow. 2:30 - 9:30pm. Gahhhhh why did I pick up the phone? And why did I say yes?!

I aim to misbehave

I cannot believe the Angels lost that way. And the jerk that struck out actually had the audacity to say that it was a good call by the umpire. He probably cheated on his SATs.

Jin spoke English. In Hurley's dream. I TOLD YA SO!

Serenity totally reeked of awesomeness, but only for those that have seen the complete Firefly series. Jeon-san and I watched them all in two day marathon sessions, like the geeks that we are. Too bad it's flopping at the box office, rendering the chances for sequels nonexistant. Boo.

I'm off work for the rest of the week. And Friday is payday. Life is good.

Except I still don't have my shirt. Think they'll take the hint if I show up to work topless next week?

No one deserves that.



and like a saiyan I won't grow unless I'm battered in the fray

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Mr. Monster

Best Buy still hasn't given me the blue shirt. Stop segregating me! There was a storewide meeting this morning at 7:30am. Each department met with their employees to go over the holiday season expectations and junk. Nothing I haven't heard before. I worked at Toys R Us several Christmases ago, remember? If I can handle that, I can handle anything.

Movie Night went well. Over half of the people were late (as expected/predicted) so we restarted the movie after about 40 minutes. The guys who actually came on time had to watch the first third of movie twice. The movie was received the way I expected; some guys liked it, some guys didn't, some were traumatized, everyone was disgusted. Hah. I'm definitely planning on having more of these -- probably one every two weeks or so, at least once a month -- so stay tuned. I hope I didn't scare people off with Oldboy. I'll show some "happy" movies too.

Someday.

Like Ichi the Killer.


and here I rest, where disappointment and regret collide

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Movie Night #1

For the very first Movie Night, I decided to go with my favorite movie at the moment. A lot of people I know have seen it by now, but it deserves to be seen more. Some will love it. Some will hate it. That's a sign of a great movie. I think.







  • What: Screening of OLDBOY.
  • What is it about: A man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a room for 15 years without explanation. He is then released, and seeks to find out who imprisoned him, and more importantly, why. (Korea, 120 min. Rated R for strong violence including scenes of torture, sexuality and pervasive language.)
  • Where: The new Cho residence.
  • When: Saturday, October 8th, 2005. 8:00pm (since I'm only expecting Koreans to show up, the movie will probably start at 9:00pm).
  • Who: Anyone is welcome, as long as you're 17 and over.
  • How: Drive your damn car. Or carpool. Or walk. My place is very close to church.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Do Not Move

Aside from few miscellaneous items and boxes lying around my new room, I'm pretty much done moving in. It went smoothly thanks to Dij, Dooj, Mike Suh, Keisuke, Pablo, and his friend David. It's nice having my posters up again. I like having the computer so close to my bed -- I practically have no need for a chair, and I can fall asleep listening to mp3s on my headphones.

Now that I'm at a more "comfortable" place, I will be holding Movie Nights here periodically, showcasing cool movies that people may have not seen or heard of. Or just flicks that I like, no matter what people think. First one will be this Saturday. Stay tuned for more info.

This week I'm working Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Three of those days are 8-hour shifts. I hope my body can handle it.



I'm gonna smile and not get worried
I try but it shows

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Level 10 Hunter





There was a shark on Lost last night. Those guys just have rotten luck, don't they? And still no answers yet, just more questions. Damn that show.

I've started watching Firefly. The show is couple of years old, but I never saw it when it originally aired because FOX put it on Friday nights, and you know how my wild Friday nights are spent. And the show was cancelled after only 14 episodes (3 of which were never even aired). So why watch it? It has a huge cult following like most Whedon shows (Buffy, Angel) and they made a movie for it called Serenity, which has been getting rave reviews. So I watched the first two-hour episode yesterday, and I pretty much loved it. I can't wait to watch the rest. And I have to do it quickly because the movie is coming out tomorrow.

Work training has been pretty boring. For the first week, they're just pretty much going over the company stuff: their goals, policies, getting to know the staff, etc. They did have us train a bit at the cash registers yesterday, and it was pretty easy. I didn't know that even media guys sometimes have to ring people up (i.e. Christmas season). I guess cashiering at Century wasn't a total waste of time. I'm looking forward to actually training in my department, which is next week. Until then, more boring videos and seminars.

So apparently people (other than my friends) enjoy my writing. My story, not my blog -- although I guess some people like this too. I guess I have to write more chapters, but I have writer's block. So tragic.

Oh, and I'm moving tomorrow. Help me. Prease.



and if you feel a little left behind
we will wear you on the other side

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

We Are All On Drugs




"Get a room" has become our new favorite phrase -- actually, it has been for a while, but I just got around to point it out now. It's funny to say it to a couple of guys chasing each other in a friendly game of soccer (football to you un-Americans).

Speaking of soccer, I saw Green Street Hooligans, which was alright. Not as good as I expected. Frodo punches like a girl.

I'm actually gonna be fairly busy (*gasp*) this week. I'll be training for my new job today, tomorrow, Thursday, and Saturday. Moving in with Mark on Friday. Maybe teacher's retreat Friday night, but probably not because of work. Heidi wants us to visit her dorm/suite this week. Gotta fix Gracie's laptop. WoW and the Wench have to fit in there somewhere.

Chanwook Park is going to be in New York, showing off his new movie, Lady Vengeance. Damn you, New York. Damn you all to hell.

Oh, and the Weezer video, watch it. Rivers' Asian fetish is at an all-time low. I keed, I keed. I still love ya, Rivers.



but the world don't care if you are or are not there

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Huckabees





Due to the internet going down all week, I've resorted to doing some things that I thought I would never do... like watching TV and catching up on my vast Playstation 2 collection.

So I'm really looking forward to work and keeping busy. I know this is just the initial phase everyone goes through before they become jaded with the monotonous work days and angry customers, so let me just enjoy it while it lasts.

I will be moving (hopefully the last time for awhile) in about a week. I'm looking forward to having a kitchen, a fridge, and carpet that doesn't smell like dog poop.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

DPS





I got the job.

Two weeks after the second interview, I finally got a call from Best Buy for the third and final interview. Turns out they've been really "busy." Whatevs man, I bet it was because Paul's been harassing them so much about me. Anyway, I went in yesterday, aced the two interviews (I had to do another second interview because apparently the other one didn't count... because he was the head of the computer department and I was applying for cashier...) and I got it. At first I was pissed about doing the second interview again but the lady that interviewed me recommended me to go in to the media department (DVDs, games, music, etc.), which was what I wanted in the first place so it turned out to be a blessing. I have to take a drug test on Monday (pee in a cup) then I have to attend an orientation and I'm officially in.

The sore throat is a little better now. I've been taking a lot of Advils. Yesterday I went to the beach for the jr high bonfire, which probably was a mistake since it was so cold there and I felt horribly weak afterwards. But with some food (Doritos) and rest (Adult Swim) I feel better now. Oh, and I had to drive one of the vans to the beach because we were short on teachers and I had to hear about it from little 8th grade girls who were being little jerks screaming about getting someone else to drive because I didn't have a license and I didn't know how to drive and they were all going to die. And they weren't even joking around. Jerks. You like my run-on sentence, jerks?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Dark Secret Number 764





Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children should have been released theatrically, not that Sprits Within crap. It has some of the best action scenes ever to grace a screen, whether they're CG or live action flicks. The story didn't make any sense -- that could be because I haven't played the game since, oh, high school? Who cares, to me action flicks don't need great stories.

Got a nasty sore throat Tuesday night. It keeps reminding me of the bronchitis thing I had last year. Advil is my best friend.

Job hunt isn't going so great. According to Paul, I was supposed to get a call back from Best Buy last week. Roite. I applied to a bunch of places on Tuesday, but no call backs yet.

My copy of Oldboy finally came. Movie Night will happen soon.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Not On Your Face





So I guess this is the part where I talk about the retreat.

It has now become a cliche to say things like "I didn't want to go to the retreat, but for some reason I went and it was awesome and it exceeded my expectations and omgilovejesusnow and omgwtfbbq." And there's always someone that fits that sentence. I guess for this year's EM retreat, it's me.

I didn't want to go. It was going to be "serious." "Hardcore." "No fun." We even had a song for it: Flying to the no fun zone! (shameless riff on a Kenny Loggins' classic from the Top Gun soundtrack) I was already burned out from the youth group retreat. I didn't want to listen to another three-hour sermon. I didn't want to experience yet another effin' altar call. I didn't want to do "heart to heart."

Yet I still ended up going. Deep inside, I knew I needed to go. Not that I was spiritually dry or anything. I was just in a very confused state about my life. I needed some answers. Plus, Kim MSN basically dragged me there kicking and screaming.

I don't want this to be a super long entry, so I'm not going into details. If that's what you want, you can ask me personally. I'll probably tell you. I'm just gonna say: Pastor Colin's sermons were great. The one small group meeting we had was great. Even the "heart to heart" sessions weren't as painful as expected them to be. But the "world prayer" thing (aka the three hour tour) was grueling, to say the least. Yeah, I was blessed. I admit it.

Thank You.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Wockies





Best Buy hasn't called. I should've gone to Colorado. (Don't tell me to call them, because I won't.)

Retreat? I dunno man, I just don't know.

The Constant Gardner was okay. Beautifully shot, edited, and directed. Great work by Finnes, like always. But I just didn't care too much for the story. I guess that pretty much makes me a complete bastard.

I don't think I've posted about this before, so I'm gonna go ahead and officially proclaim that I now have a belly. There's actually some flab jiggling around here, and it's fairly amusing to me at the moment. I dunno how long that'll last, though. Yeah, I don't eat healthy green stuff. I don't exercise. It was bound to happen, even to a skinny emo boy like me.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Don't Piss Off Batman





The second interview didn't go well either. It was supposed to be at 11am, but appparently it was a big day at the store because the CEO of the company had come to visit, and the person that was supposed to interview me (Myra, the supervisor for the cashiers/customer service) had to go to a meeting with him. It was only supposed to take about 20 minutes but I ended up waiting about an hour and a half. Since the meeting was going long, they got someone else to interview me - David, the supervisor for the computer department.

He actually asked a lot of the same questions that were already asked at my first interview, so I was more prepared and I gave good answers. But he didn't seem too pleased or impressed. And he kept looking around and winking at the female employees that walked by. What the eff. At the end, he told me that "if" I'm the type of person they're looking for, that they'll contact me by Monday for the third and final interview. That wasn't a good sign, either. I think they usually tell you right away if you have a third interview. So all signs point to me not getting hired.

Well, at least I tried.

Savor the Savior





Sit up straight. Wipe your eyes. Go wake up grandma. I'm actually gonna talk about something other than movies or World of Warcraft.

You ready? Well I'm going ahead anyway.



Job Hunt:
I finally had an interview earlier today (correction: yesterday) at Best Buy, mostly all thanks to Paul Oh. He hooked it up. (He be da master hooker. Ya heard?) The interview itself didn't go as well as I wanted, but they scheduled a second interview for tomorrow (correction: today) so I must have done something right.

"Where will I live?":
I will be moving in with Mark in about a month. I've been looking for a place with Adrian for the longest time, but I think this is the best choice for me at the moment. I'm definitely not looking forward to moving YET AGAIN. It's like what, the third time this year?

School:
Eff school, man.

Colorado:
Well I was supposed to go there this weekend to visit J. Lo and his gay air force buddies, but the whole trying-to-find-a-job-so-I-can-survive thing is hindering the process. Bad timing is my specialty. So is ninjaing.

The Happy Wench:
I like it. I like it a lot.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Gaysha





Spielberg was supposed to direct this movie, but passed on to something else (i.e. Abraham Lincoln biopic). I wonder if he would have actually made the movie in Japanese, or in English like the douchebag that replaced him. Yeah, I understand it's an American movie, adapted from an American novel, written by an American, made by an American studio, with an American director and film crew, and American investors (American $$$). But the movie is about Asians. It's filled with Asian actors (hallelujah!). I don't think there's anything "American" in the story. Why not put it in the native language? And the trailer (it's for Japanese audiences) has Japanese subtitles, which I find really funny and sad at the same time. Imagine watching Napoleon Dynamite dubbed in Russian, with English subtitles.

Doesn't it bother anyone else? Am I just being an ass?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

By the Beard of Zeus



I've been out of touch with music these days. I don't know all the cool new bands. I haven't downloaded any music for about two months. Maybe I'm not "hip" anymore. (was I ever?) Maybe I'm just getting old. Or maybe I'm just playing too much WoW.

I finally applied (yet again) to Best Buy, after all the pestering from Paul and Grace. I finished it super fast because I was so used to filling it out. It's only my eighth time. I'm not crossing my fingers.

Speaking of Best Buy, they didn't have OLDBOY, which was released yesterday on DVD. Nor did Circuit City. Nor did the eight Targets in Fullerton. Eff you, Fullerton. Pho King. So I orderd it online, for less than $15 and for free shipping. Yeah, online shopping rocks. The only bad part is the waiting.

Tomorrow will be filled with: DVD watching (not OLDBOY), a hot shower, food, more job applicationing, and the Wench. Not necessarily in that order.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Tongue Twister



Heidi made this awesome shirt for me, with her newly learned stencil skills, which is all the rage these days among FPC girls.

The retreat was... interesting. That's all I'm gonna say.

I'm pretty sure I'll be taking the fall semester off. I plan to find a job as soon as possible and work my boney ass off and keep myself busy. Easier said than done, I know.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Feel Good Inc.

The Good:
The Angels kicked Red Sucks ass, 13 to 4. (Free wings at Hooters, baby!) We sat right behind the bullpen, and we saw Curt Schilling. He was only about 30 feet away. The coolest part was when this guy that was sitting in front of us taunted Schilling, "Curt, you suck!" He just turned, held out his left hand, and made a motion signifying a championship ring. Then he held out two fingers, like a peace sign. Yup, he has two world series rings.

The Bad:
I'm not looking forward to the youth group retreat at all. And it seems like I'm not alone; only the kids seem to be genuinely excited. I can't pin down exactly why, though. Maybe I just have too much to prepare. I'm in charge of the games, seminar on North Korea, and a small group. I haven't even begun preparing for that last one. Read what Adrian says about his youth camp. Now place the word "not" before every "excited" you see. That's me. Horrible.

The Ugly:
See last post.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Blackout

I finally met with a counselor today, for the first time in years. He said - and I'm paraphrasing here, but the basic meaning and point is still there - USC=impossible, because my grades are the sucks and I'm too damn poor.

Way to kill my dreams, pal. And you wonder why I never go see them?



Don't kid yourself
And don't fool yourself

Episode 5: "/flex"

Been awhile since the last episode, hasn't it? I hit 50 today. It's not a big milestone like it is to hit 40 (mount!), but it does put me closer to the big 6 - 0. If you're rolling your eyes right now, just stop reading. No one's putting a gun to your head to read what I have to say. Sheesh.

This is me, before 50. Look at what a dork I was.





Now I am an ice-cold killing machine with a big stick.





This next pic has nothing to do with any of this. I just thought it was cool because we all had the same shield. No, we didn't call each other beforehand to plan it out. It was just a random group.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang





I'm really looking forward to this. Not because I'm a fan of Robert Downey Jr. Nor because I like Val Kilmer (I do, and I'm in the vast minority in thinking he was a better Batman than Michael Keaton). Nor because it looks fun (it does, but the trailer didn't exactly 'wow' me). No, I want to see it because it's written and directed by Shane Black. You don't know who he is? He wrote a little action flick called Lethal Weapon. And The Long Kiss Goodnight. So? Who cares - you're probably thinking. Yeah, well I don't really care about those movies either. But what's important is that this dude wrote one of the funniest and the most quotable films of all time called The Last Boy Scout. For that, I will be there the opening day. And I will buy the DVD. Or steal it.

Really.

Really?

Really really.



EDIT:

I realized that not many of you may have seen the unrecognized masterpiece that is The Last Boy Scout, so I'm going to put up some choice quotes from the movie to give ya a little taste. Oh, and just in case you're offended, the movie is rated R. Stop reading, kiddies.

Thug: Wrong place, wrong time. Nothing personal.
Joe: That's what you think. Last night I fucked your wife.
Thug: Oh you did, huh? How'd you know it was my wife?
Joe: She said her husband was a big pimp lookin' motherfucker with a hat.
Thug: Oh you're real cool, but you've got to take a bullet.
Joe: After fucking your wife, I'll take two.

Joe: This ain't no game, flash. Real guns, real bullets. It's dangerous.
Jimmy: Danger's my middle name.
Joe: Mine's Cornelius. You tell anybody, I'll kill you.

Jimmy: Hey man, you ever play ball? You've got a good build.
Joe: What are you, a fag?
Jimmy: No, I'm just trying to break the ice.
Joe: I like ice. Leave it the fuck alone.


You like? Then go to your nearest Blockbuster and rent this sucker. Now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Boys Don't Cry





Word of the Day: testicular
example: "Hey, how's it going?" "Testicular."


(edit:)
Why is IT that the more time I have, the lazier I get?

Monday, August 01, 2005

Saturday, July 30, 2005

There Is No Spoon



No Internet for the past week due to some problems with the router; I fixed it while the landlords are out for their daughter's wedding. Is that Geek Squad material?

Also, the electricity went out for a whole day here. The electric company was supposed to shut off the power for the house next to us, but they made a mistake and shut ours off instead.

All these problems with technology made me realize just how dependent I am on things like computers, TV, and Internet. I was literally dying without them. Then I see a show on MTV called "The 70's House" - has anyone seen that show? It's horrible - which goes on to further prove that we can't live without current technology. We are children weaned on digital milk, extracted from the matrix. I dunno what the hell that means either.

I'm about 3/4 of the way through Chuck Palahniuk's Choke. (Yes, I started reading it this week because of what happened.) I'm liking it so far, but I'm starting to see through the pattern in his writing. I still like his style, though. He must have some childhood issues...

Don't we all.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Episode 4: "My New Toys"

I hit level 40 last night and got my mount. I got the red one, and that's John on the right with a blue one. There really isn't much difference.





Sideview.





Couple of levels ago, I completed a difficult quest and got this as a reward.





It's called Whirlwind Axe.





Say hello to my little friend.





On a pretty unrelated note, remember Kazzak, that huge red demon that raped us all? Well here we have a mini-Kazzak. It could have been his little brother. I greeted him with a little Whirlwind Axe to his skull. Payback's a bitch. In a way.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

You Might As Well



I've been trying to make an appointment to see a school counselor to figure out just what the heck I have to do to transfer to USC as soon as possible. (a boy can dream, right?) The thing is, they're not picking up the damn phone. Maybe they're on lunch. Maybe they're in the bathroom. Maybe they're just took the day(s) off because of the hot weather. I dunno.

I'm gonna be stuck in FJC forever, aren't I?

Monday, July 18, 2005

WoW

Episode 3: "Razorfen Kraul"



My, how things have changed.

Adrian has quit indefinitely. Pablo has stopped playing with us in favor of other people. But hey, that's okay. Life goes on.

Since we're all over level 30, last night we decided to head down to the pig-infested cave called RFK and kick some pork ass. Just in case you're confused by the pictures below, we chugged some potions from John that let us transform into human ninjas and pirates. Normally, we're all walking skeletons. (like me)

From left to right: John, me, Keisuke, Drew, and Brandon (one of Adrian's roommates)





See how happy we are even though we didn't have a healer? Huh? We didn't die once! You like that Pablo?!





Coming up on the next episode: RFD.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

truth




I spent two nights near Lake Arrowhead with a bunch of 8th graders for their graduation trip. It was at the same house the young adults stayed at for their trip couple of years ago. It was nice to get away for a bit - we spent majority of the time eating, TV'ing, and Playstationing. On Friday we went to the lake and I got to jetski for my first time. It was really fun. We rented two, and Johny somehow ended up breaking the really fast one (but it wasn't his fault). The people that rented it out were cool about it though, and we didn't have to pay for it. Played mafia until 4am that same night. One of the games was really frustrating, and I'm ashamed to admit that I got a little mad because of it. But hey, what can I expect from 8th graders? Anyway, I hope they had fun at the trip and that it was something memorable for them.

Primer is... a really confusing movie. It literally made me feel dumb. I'm gonna try to watch it again and piece it together.

I always catch Not Another Teen Movie on Comedy Central when I'm flipping through channels, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I love that movie. It's frackin' hilarious.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Don't Steal Billy's Newspaper



I just came out of the shower to see that my guitar case got pee'd on by Mikey (the dog). So I kicked him out of my room. Then he started barking. So I shut the door on him.

That'll teach him.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Headcrabs Are Not Pets



Thanks to Keisuke, Grace, Pablo, Jeon-san, and the Paiks, moving was fast and easy. They have two huge dogs here, but they're friendly for the most part. (Except this morning, when one of them growled at me as I tried to go to the bathroom. He held me prisoner in my own room for almost an hour.) The room smells a bit, but what can you expect with dogs in the house? I have plenty of febreze so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

One bad news: the wife of the owner of the house was hospitalized the night before I moved in. It's horrible knowing that a person you just met (that seemed perfectly fine at the time) could go down like that.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Public Health Warning



I found this website that has bunch of comics made with Half-Life 2, and they're hilarious. I would share the website with ya'll, but then Solomon would just steal them for his xanga. (jaykay jaykay)

On a competely different note, I've found a new place to live. It's close by, and it's cheaper than what I'm paying now (plus cable and internet, minus the utilities). I'll be moving tomorrow so if you want to help out, please do.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Start the Reactor



My WoW subscription expired the day before yesterday. Needless to say, I'm going through withdrawl.

So I finally saw the Coldplay video for "Speed of Sound" that Keisuke has been parodying lately, and yes, it really is the sucks. What the hell are you doing, Chris? Did Gwyneth make you go nuts or what?

THE GOOD: "Four Kicks" video by King of Leon
THE BAD: aforementioned "Speed of Sound" video by Coldplay
THE UGLY: "Blue Orchid" video by The White Stripes

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