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! ED! ED!

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 ^^