Memos from May 2003


damn, this is a looong vacation…

it feels like i haven’t worked for so dang looooooong—wait thats true. any­ways, what i have been doing while look­ing for a “career” is an adven­ture on its own. i usu­ally wake up way early in the morn­ing just to catch the news…yup, the morn­ing news—it’s usu­ally 7 o’ clock, or 8 o’ clock… yup, in the morning.

dur­ing memo­r­ial day mon­day, i saw good day LA by fox-tv on chan­nel 11. it’s weird to see how that show can take the num­ber one spot in morn­ing news cat­e­gory. i mean, they just fool around…and they’re very laid back in com­par­i­son to other morn­ing news cast teams. but i guess that’s the win­ning com­bi­na­tion for a morn­ing news show, some good lookin’ women and some great laugh.

so what else is new? you might say. well, a lot but also a lit­tle… weird huh?! every­thing is locked down in OC. i drink vit­a­mins every­day and still, i get sick. i work out and still, i get tired (then get sick). i try to win the lot­tery and still, i for­get to buy a ticket in the first place (then get sick). so pretty much—i’m on the sick-streak, or i’m a sick-mofo. i don’t know what it is or what’s caus­ing such a phe­nom­e­non to occur on a reg­u­lar basis around me. what the heck?!

in other news, happy bday cat! (belated or what have you…) i hope you were “supplies(ed)” haha even though there were tons of shoes at the door­way. but as always, good times when the homies have a get-together.

also, it’s also good see­ing friends after a long amount of MIA-age time. but noth­ing can beat the good source of ran­dom things—juan aka. jon, aka. juan-two-three, aka. juan-a-thon, aka. MY IDOL! hahaha.

THIS IS MY IDOL! j.almero

today, i learned where clap­ping orig­i­nated from—INCREDIBLE i tell ya. this guy is an almanac; noth­ing is a mys­tery to him. if you’d like to increase your knowl­edge of how things work, go read his blog at juan.916xl.com.

so with a flash­back at cat’s “sup­plies” bday din­ner last night, i learned that friendster.com is really evil. but damn it, just like AIM… i knew it was evil to begin with, and still signed up for the damn ser­vice to waste hours and hours online—yup, very pro­duc­tive. i guess friend­ster is just like AIM but with big­ger pic­tures, and a big­ger capac­ity of a buddy list. the only thing that might be good with it is that peo­ple might actu­ally get away with being on it for hours and hours dur­ing work—where most com­pa­nies block chat pro­grams like AIM.

evil tool ^^

baaaah, another thing to waste time on—friendster.com. any­ways, today was reg­gae­fest. i didn’t get there till late cause i dropped off G’s bags and stuff at macarthur. it was dif­fer­ent once i got to the pub. every­one was just in their own clicks—waaaaay dif­fer­ent than the past years. i mean for instance, after get­ting free drinks at the UCI stu­dent terrace/lawn area…everyone headed up on to the pub to get some more drinks, and watch the lak­ers. peo­ple were not divided but more clumped up with dif­fer­ent groups—and every­one was united, chant­ing… ED! ED! ED! aaah the good ole’ days of reggaefest—REGGAE MUSIC, THE LAKERS, AND EVERYONE CHANTING ED! EDED!

but i guess since the lak­ers lost early, there is no unity amongst these youngin’s. any­ways, i only spent a good hour just to say watup to peeps new and old. i then met up w/ MY IDOL!, ai, lil jay, chris l. and joe­mama at the irvine mar­ket­place. they made me their bitch, and drove em to buca where we ate din­ner. good times, good times…and oh yeah, LOTS of rum in that tiramisu.

which brings me to the present… THE NOW, where every­one should be liv­ing at. one thing every­one should take whole-heartedly and not take for­got­ten are your friends. no mat­ter how stu­pid you act when you’re together, it makes every­one laugh. and laugh­ter is such an impor­tant thing today, with­out it… we won’t know peo­ple like Bob Hope (happy 100th B! big ups), or the almero-es, or the such-is-the-life-of-joe (which soon will be called, such-is-the-hair-of-joe).

from my mind to yours, we go together like a wink and a smile…pizout and dont’ take life too seriously!

Get Razmatazzed by…

jason mraz

A lil some­thin’ some­thin’ from a dood whose music upbring­ings hails from the state of VA, and the county of sunny San Diego… inter­twined to make this funky, Soul, Jazz, R&B, Coun­try, Grass­root sound that will just get your feet tap­pin’ and your heads bobbin’.

You can catch more info about him and his new album Wait­ing for My Rocket to Come at JasonMraz.com

sneak preview of…

the italian job

the ital­ian job… phat movie! just saw it at the spec­trum. i was going to go watch bruce almighty at 2:45pm-ish but it was sold-out till 4:45pm across the street. so i just decided to chill out and eat at oscar’s w/ G—they have the best bread­sticks ever.

any­ways, go see the ital­ian job when it opens up on may 30th. guar­an­teed $9.50 (spectrum)-worth of one hour and thirty plus min­utes of pure, thrills and spills.

also… i left the movie want­ing to go drive a mini—a small POS car that earned its respect in the movie.

ps. char­l­ize theron = p.h.a.t. ^^

What is… The Matrix?

wak­ing up damn early with noth­ing to do but design and do some lay­outs for the ecom­merce site—my brain had a men­tal block. i guess i need food or some­thing, that—and jump start my brain. so what did i decide to do, well this.

the matrix reloaded

you might say to your­self, “the matrix is a nerd movie”… but alas, i think you are half right. it has been one of the most talked about movies of our gen­er­a­tion. it deals with soci­ety and the human psy­che. if you’ve seen the first one, then good for you. if you saw the sec­ond one lately, the bet­ter. how­ever, the ques­tion now isn’t “what is the matrix?”… it’s “what is real?”

NOTE: if you haven’t seen the matrix reloaded yet, and don’t want me to spoil it for you, then skip this entry…

okay…bbl, hans got an extra ticket to go to E3… time to see them game-models haha… i’ll con­tinue this entry when i get back…peace.

…6 hours, and 3 days later ^^

well, e3 was okay i guess… i still like the year when rex and i went for the very first time. maybe it’s because of the tomb raider dis­play booth! man-oh-man, can you say “patri­cia ford and lisa boyle…saaaarap!” and other hot­ties around them, not to men­tion the very first lara croft game-model. i think she posed for play­boy later on after her con­tract w/ acclaim.

any­ways, where was i… oh yes, the matrix reloaded. well, i’ve heard a lot of mixed feel­ings about the movie. but i hate it when peo­ple say that it wasn’t all that. i just have to say, “remem­ber, it’s a series, and that it’s only part of a whole story.”

the matrix reloaded - trinity

my the­ory starts after real­iz­ing that the movie had almost the same chain of events as the first one. first one started w/ trin­ity, sec­ond one started w/ trin­ity. then neo wakes up on the first one, then neo wakes up on the sec­ond one—bottom line, par­al­lel scenes almost.

the matrix reloaded - architect scene

that just brings me to my sec­ond point, well the­sis… that zion, and the matrix are both not real—or are made-up. if you remem­ber the archi­tect scene (when neo was talk­ing to the old dude), where most peo­ple got lost, neo was given a choice to either “rebuild zion” (start all over w/ a cou­ple of men and women), or save his love, trin­ity. this scene was very con­fus­ing, but dis­ect­ing it even closer, you would notice that the archi­tect when into detail about “the oth­ers” before him (neo) that were given the same choice; and they all picked to “rebuild zion.”

i hope you get­ting my point or the­sis so far. if not, basi­cally what i’m say­ing is that, zion and the matrix are both not real. they are both an opti­cal illu­sion, or part of the same pro­gram. a sim­ple flow dia­gram would be this:

the real world? » zion & machine world » the matrix

the matrix reloaded - stop bullets

how did i get to this? well, let’s mark some facts what the archi­tect said, as well as the ora­cle and mor­pheus. first, the archi­tect and the ora­cle already knew what deci­sion neo was going to make—up until neo went to save trin­ity (which will be the turn­ing point of the whole saga). sec­ond, the archi­tect already said that there were five oth­ers (like neo) that made the same choice before him; which is to save and rebuild zion. last but not least, the impor­tant part near the end of the movie that might prove my the­sis is when he did the same thing at the end of the first movie—he felt some­thing has changed, put up his hand towards the machines (as he did towards the bul­lets), and stopped them like he stopped the bullets.

now, why would you care about my the­sis? i don’t know, but it sure is one inter­est­ing movie. i hope that this was one inter­est­ing read that took up some of your time at work, or your boredom.

from my mind to yours, just say no to drugs?!

lawnmower racing

fun­ni­est show ever on the dis­cov­ery chan­nel! you guys should try to catch this episode’s repeat some­time this week. it was a good hour laugh…

two thumbs up”

here’s more info:
Turf Rock­ets: The Cut­ting Edge!
60 min. Lawnmower-racing competition

check tvguide.com for your local encore pre­sen­ta­tions… bet, you’ll be crackin’ up ^^