Memos from December 2002

saturday, it’s a SATURDAY

i enjoy the week­ends freakin’ more than ever now for some rea­son. maybe it’s because it the only time you can sleep for how ever long you want. it’s the only time were you can par­ty the night before, and don’t have to wor­ry about get­ting very tired dur­ing work the next morn­ing. and it’s the only time were you can cruise down places (i.e. SD) and kick it with the homies.

i’m about to roll down and go to rex’ shindig/bbq. he said he cook­ing every­thing, so it should be a bomb-dig­gi­ty lounge scene. daaaang, he’s twent-five… time has gone by so fast after twen­ty-one. well at least he can rent cars haha.

from my mind to yours… have a great week­end.

people’s away message…(Fall-02) part II

  • drained
  • makin anoth­er dras­tic attempt to unpro­duc­tive study­ing….
  • busy work­ing on some­thing. leave a mes­sage
  • pre­tend­ing to study… leave me a mes­sage…
  • I am cur­rent­ly away from the com­put­er. (3x)
  • attempt­ing to cram 10 weeks of mate­r­i­al in one week…gO aWaY!!! >:o
  • Out drink­ing with some Repub­li­can bud­dies.. Call my cell if you need me.
  • zzzzzzzz
  • I dont know where i am. get­ting fad­ed? study­ing my ass off? I wish the for­mer, but sad enough most like­ly the lat­ter
  • this is what women are like: WOMEN!!!
  • sleep….whatever
  • I’m study­ing my butt off 4 class­es. :-\
  • study­ing
  • Leave a mes­sage ……..

people’s away message on monday 1:45ish in the morning, UCI finals week Fall-02

  • I’m sleep­ing you ding dong!
  • study­ing
  • papers…boooooo
  • Some­one fell out of the look­ing as fine as hell tree and hit every branch on the way down.
  • STUDyin on cam­pus….
  • I am cur­rent­ly away from the com­put­er. (4x)
  • physics baby
  • 10 hours, 2 finals, 1 hap­py mem­o­ry, and a lot of booze… damn
  • sleeping….dreading the sight of 7am
  • A vicious rack­et with it’s arms around your chil­dren!
    The truth about…
    “Dev­il’s Har­vest”
  • Leave a mes­sage ……..
  • rock it don’t stop it

the trade

i have had my emer­ald green, toy­ota 98 cam­ry LE for about five years. since it is the almost the end of the year, and the fact that most great deals on cars occur dur­ing the holidays—it was time to trade it back in. the day was sat­ur­day afternoon…supposedly at nor­walk toy­ota, where we got it at. so i woke up after gal­li­vant­i­ng with G, dean, jeff, ed, vic, and grumpy…i mean jevon =p (look smi­lie). we went to her­mosa beach btw; patrick­’s was the bar/club/spot were we all got fad­ed haha. any­ways, i was sup­pose to go see some all-star bball at ban­ning HS….but i guess i hit snooze or the off-but­ton at 9:30am, and just did­n’t wake up till 11am—which was tip-off already.

so i called my moms on the cel­lie and just asked what the game plan is. i said, “hey ma”…she replied, “wat­up?!” haha. while still “wak­ing up” i real­ly don’t know what she was say­ing. then i asked her what time we meet­ing up at nor­walk, and she replied with some­thing along the lines of meet­ing up at VAN NUYS?! daaaaamn, that’s a lot of area codes to trav­el. instead of being a frig­gin’ 15–20 minute dri­ve, it became a 40–50 minute one. that meant more mileage to add to the 2,000 miles i already have over 60k; which is more mon­ey to pay the dealers—great one ma =\

mean­while, i go to the auto mall up in the val­ley (van nuys blvd.). i was going into the trad­ing-in thing to get either a 2002 cam­ry or accord. i was dig­gin’ the 2002 accord because of its low-pro­file rather than the cam­ry’s bulky body/chassis. so we met up with the toy­ota deal­er, and asked direct­ly for the 2002 cam­rys; she led us to the lot. $24k+ for the SE—which looked pret­ty cool. how­ev­er, for some rea­son, i want­ed some­thing that looks like a car and not a breed between a car and a mini­van.

at miller hon­da, we asked for the 2002 accord… freakin’ deal­er said that they don’t have anymore—too bad for me =p so he point­ed to the freakin’ 2003 accord EX. it was kin­da what i was look­ing for—a sil­ver paint with a sun/­moon-roof. when we opened the door, guess what… leather seats with a 6‑CD chang­er bling bling! …from that moment on, i was sold; it was just the mat­ter of my mom and aunt want­i­ng to get it.

after hours and hours of bar­gain­ing, and doing paper-work… our 3pm-8pm car trade-in escapade was final­ly over. here’s my NEW ride:

from my mind to yours… some­times when the deal­er lies about not hav­ing any­more of a par­tic­u­lar car batch, it works in your favor haha =p

TGIF in december

ahhhh…i had work for all five days this week?! boooy­ah! yah, it sounds lame, some­one who is exd to work you might ask? actu­al­ly, your right. i am exd. the bot­tom line is: mon­ey is mon­ey. what i earned this past week will go towards rent for next month. this will let me not to have to ask my mom for mula since she paid enough already for the past months (i.e. class, util­i­ty, and rent).

it’s a great expe­ri­ence to work in a tem­po­rary staffing agency (for now, that is). you always get to meet dif­fer­ent peo­ple. a par­tic­u­lar job might last an hour (or more)…or go for long as a month (or more). you get to take in oth­er peo­ple expe­ri­ence and skills, and their sto­ry on how they chose to work for a par­tic­u­lar com­pa­ny. cool thang. peo­ple are nice (most of the times), and they treat you like a reg­u­lar col­league. for exam­ple, my first job was with a law firm (doing data entry of course), for lunch…they offered to treat me to some expen­sive ital­ian place. how­ev­er, i had to turn the offer down because i was sooo freak­ing tired from the night before and want­ed to go home and chill.

try­ing to go to bed ear­ly, and wak­ing up ear­ly in the morn­ing is a new cul­ture for me. man, i can kin­da relate to my roomies now (kin­da). for some rea­son, when i sleep more hours (4–5) going to work com­pared to going to class (2–4) i still get so freakin’ tired at work than in school—what gives?! i think it might be a psy­che thing. cause you are exd to get out from an hour, or 1.5 hour, class to see and kick it with friends at the courtyard/terrace/zotngo. so there’s that extra juice to keep you up. but at work, it’s just that you know you are going to be in there for a long time, and just can’t wait to go home and take a nap. so you are feel­ing sleepy already while think­ing about it. or is it just me?

any­ways, con­grat­u­la­tions to SigEp foot­ball for a fall 2002 sea­son. those were some excit­ing games this past week—but it was so freakin’ cold and ish. every­one was just twitch­ing from the night’s freezin’ grip. all were just wait­ing to see the mark­ers moved for yardage, or a first down, because that means they get to walk and do some­thing to heat them­selves up. but yah…great games—great sea­son.

from my mind to yours… your mon­ey and you don’t even know it!