Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I've been working six days a week and about to move up to seven. I thought working in movies was about nice cars, money and sexy parties. turns out its about overtime, stress and sore a sore ass from sitting in the same chair for fourteen hours.
Oh well, the show must go on! (in theatres this summer, by the way. and its called "g-force"). If you don't have kids to take to the movie, find some to take with you, or just go with Kelly (its pretty much the same thing).
Random shit that happened lately:
My car's engine locked up, and now has to be replaced. I have been assured that the bill will be at least several thousand dollars. I have also been assured that this situation sucks balls. I find no comfort in this.
I found out that former presidents john adams and thomas jefferson both died on the same day, july 4. (i do enjoy irony)
Saw Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Devil Driver and God Forbid at the palladium in hollywood. It was a completely awesome show. I would definitely say that it "rocked the house."
Found out that the standard asian toilet is not a seat that you actually sit on, but a sort of resevoir that you squat over to do your business.
Found out about the Wacken Open Air festival, which I desperately wish to go to next year or the following year.
I am going to see fernando next weekend. I can not wait. Its going to be off the hook...as they say..
Thats all for now.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The best recipe I heard this year that will have to be tried soon: The Belgian Hot Dog.
1 regular hot dog
1-On (1) grill, place (1) twinkie and (1) hot dog.
2-Cook hot dog to preference (well done if no preference), while cooking twinkie to a carmelized state.
3-Removed cooked twinkie and cooked hot dog (carefully, they're hot!) from grill.
4-Firmly, yet gingerly thrust hot dog into twinkie, so as to create the "pig in a blanket" effect.
5-Enjoy what is rumored to taste very similar to a belgian waffle with sausage.
As a new year is rapidly approaching, I began to think of some of the highlights of this year. A lot has happened this year. So much so that it is difficult to recall everything. I keep thinking "didn't that happen last year?" Or, "did that really happen?" And hopefully I don't highlight something that happened two or three years ago, or else I may be getting older faster than I want to. Anyways, here goes...
The (not so) small things:
I found a rad cheese steak place close to my house. (This will be a must for any visitors from now on).
I received an enormous cooler full of beer....for free. (Which has lasted several months)
I purchased a brand new laptop this year.
I played in my high school alumni soccer game against my little brother.
Eating my birthday dinner at Old Country Buffet with Scott.
Going to the "Sound and Fury" hardcore festival with my friends Michael, Joel, and Chris.
Hanging with Peter and getting freebird's nachos when he visited me.
The Big things:
My new Job. Its a whole new world starting a career for a change.
Trip to Europe with my family. (absolutely amazing, and there's pictures on my myspace page.)
Visiting Conor in North Carolina. (Excellent barbecue, and even excellent-er cheese balls)
Kelly and Katie's wedding. (so much fun)
Surprising my family on Thanksgiving and showing up un-announced.
There were some sad and unfortunate times this year, I lost a very dear friend of mine, Todd Brissey. But when I think of him, as I do all the time, I reflect on the good things. I feel grateful for all the times I had with him, and all the laughs. And I feel especially thankful for all the people that showed up to remember him and support his family at his funeral.
So, looking forward to this new year, among my resolutions is to write more blogs. (This has been hindered by factors out of my control to some degree) And there will surely be some exciting trips to tell about. Hopefully that will include Chicago, Boston, Mexico, and maybe some overseas traveling. Only time will tell.
Most of all, I'm stoked as all hell to be going home to Seattle for both the Christmas and new year's holidays. Ringing in the new year with all my "real o.g.'s" for a change will be a real treat.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Few things frustrate me more than being totally stoked to do something, sitting and thinking about it for a while, and getting rather excited...and then finding out that your roommate has a chick over, they're already asleep and she blocked me in the driveway. What a dumb wench. Who does that? The new family guy season is really funny, I just watched the whole thing.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I thought it would be a great idea, seeing as how conor did the same thing, to list my top 25 albums of all time. Its something of great debate among my friends and I, and none of us ever have the same list. But its always fun to find out what other people would say in those "If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring..." situations. So, here's my list.
25. Fairweather - If They Move...Kill Them
24. Glassjaw - Worship And Tribute
23. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
22. Saosin - saosin
21. Swollen Members - Black Magic
20. Propagandhi - Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
18. The Streets - The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
16. Johnny Cash - Murder (I know this isn't technically an album, but its such a good collection, I count it as one.)
15. Unearth - The Oncoming Storm
14. Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers
12. The Almighty Trigger Happy - I'll Shut Up When You Fuck Off
11. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell