Friday, July 31, 2009

Kate Reid at Steamers

last night i went to see my friend kate reid play at steamers jazz club (and have a few caramel apple martinis while i was at it).

kate is not only a great jazz singer and pianist, she's also the head of the jazz program and chair of the music department at cypress college teaching the jazz vocal ensemble, jazz improvisation, jazz history, and music theory.

kate performs regularly in jazz clubs around southern california so go check her out and buy her CD (she'll even sign it for you).

Flickr War - July

ahh yes, it's that time again... the flickr war. i almost forgot about it until john tweeted me. here it is.

i got a nice spike a while back thanks to my friends ron and lynette.

i'm on vacation starting from today. i don't have to go back to work until august 10. during this time i plan to do nothing but catch up on my picture stuff and cleaning my room. i'll win this war. oh yes i will. you'll see!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How to Eat Cheese

The first time I saw this picture I wondered what it was and why my cousin Marvin posted this on his facebook. I saw the the caption "How to eat cheese." I'm seriously hoping it was Alexa, his daughter, that did this, but I suppose it would be even funnier if Marvin was the one who did it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Harry Potter Spoilers

my friend james, who hasn't watched the harry potter movies before, is currently on a mission to watch ALL of the previous harry potter movies (one each day) this week before seeing harry potter and the half-blood prince on friday. when he started on monday, he posted a status update on his facebook that lead to a hilarious thread as his friends tried to spoil the movie for him. it's too good not to share, so here it is:

James (Mon at 8:49pm) is watching the first Harry Potter, and someone might have already spoiled a major plot point for him. Ryan D. FAIL if it turns out true.

Kevin (at 9:06pm July 13) Harry Potter dies. There are no sequels. The End.

Abhishek (at 9:07pm July 13) It was really sad when Harry Potter died. But Kevin's lying. He actually comes back from the dead as a zombie in the second film and as a race car driver in the third. oops... have I said too much?

Jason (at 9:12pm July 13) He comes back as a zombie, but not just any zombie, The Zombie General! Leading an army of undead versus the Orcs he marches them against Al Qaeda, who promptly blows up a Vanegon and sends Harry straight back to Hell.
Keith Rhee (at 9:14pm July 13) The oxygen bomb kills Godzilla. King Kong falls to his doom. The Titanic sinks. ;)

Kevin (at 9:19pm July 13) Well since we're all spoiling the sequels for James anyway... Harry gets one chance to escape from Hell, but he has to retrieve the golden compass which can only be found in a place called Narnia.

Jen (at 9:20pm July 13) GASP the titanic sinks?? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Keith (at 9:24pm July 13) Harry Potter duels Snape and has his hand cut off by Snape. Snape reveals that he is Harry's father. Oh wait...

David (at 9:30pm July 13) actually what kevin means is his soul is dead. he sold it and is forever damned, but with the help of hades he forged the blades of chaos and was able to escape from hell. now with the help of the titans, he plans to climb up mount olympus and seek revenge against his father, zeus.

Keith (at 9:31pm July 13) Now Harry has to spend 30 hours outside of the main quest line to go on a side quest, get an extra-rare item that only 5% of fanboys get, to forge the ultimate weapon. Oh wait, that's right out of Square-Enix's playbook.

Abhishek (at 9:32pm July 13) LOL. I am proud to have contributed to this thread.

James (Mon at 10:14pm) is now watching the second Harry Potter film.

Kevin (at 10:32pm July 13) Harry Potter dies. There are no more sequels after the second film. The end.

Andy (at 10:52pm July 13) Harry potter comes back in the Thriller video

Jen (at 11:21pm July 13) Next year Harry Potter is gonna drop an album with MJ, TuPac and Elvis.

(at 11:42pm July 13) Andreas: I've never seen any of them, so I'm watching them all this week.

James (Tue at 8:09pm) is now watching "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban".

(at 10:39pm July 14) Harry Potter dies. There are no more sequels after this. The End.

James (Tue at 10:36pm) The third in the series of films feels like the darkest, most mature, and most well-acted. David Thewils as Prof. Lupin and Gary Oldman as Sirius Black are so fantastic in their roles. This one is easily my favorite so far. Mischief managed.

James (Tue at 10:37pm) Three down, two to go.

Kevin (at 10:40pm July 14) What's the point? Harry Potter dies!!

James (at 10:45pm July 14) Kevin has the best synopsis. After every film, Harry Potter dies and there are no sequels. The end.

Kevin (at 10:47pm July 14) The end. = P

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Belly Before and After

i L.O.V.E. my food, but i tend to develop a bit of a belly after a large meal. so, when i stood next to my 7½-month pregnant cousin rubbing my stomach, my friend couldn’t resist taking a picture of the both of us. hilarious! just for kicks, i also had her take a picture with me sucking in my stomach. what a difference! there may be a great ad for a diet pill somewhere.

i promise there is no photoshop/retouching in either image (i’m not that good).



P.S. i am in shape! ROUND is a shape.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quality Time

Quality time in this family means we all gather to eat fajitas, drink coronas, and watch grown men beat the pulp out of each other.


Typical. All the boys are in one room watching the UFC 100 and drinking beer while all the girls are in another room taking care of the children.

I am child free at the moment so I'm chillin' with the boys drinking beer... As it should be.

Tell me again why I'm supposed to have kids?

Friday, July 10, 2009

We will miss you Amy

Corpus Christi Church

We arrived at the church at 10:05 thinking we were late. They said 10:00am. I guess they meant 10:00am Filipino time. So now we're waiting for the service to start.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

He Twisted My Arm

i know, i know… i’ve been a total slacker lately in terms of updating my blog – and i blame it all on john. for some reason, john seems to think that i’m a gamer and i politely told him that was untrue. despite this, he grabbed my arm and twisted it, urging me to play world of warcraft. on top of the arm-twisting, he threw me the puppy dog eyes, something i haven’t found a defense against yet. my other friend james warned me about this evil cult and advised me not to get involved, but i didn’t know what to do. my arm was hurting, and so i gave in.

for a little over a month now, i’ve been playing world of warcraft instead of getting any actual work done (unless you consider leveling up an accomplishment). my laundry has gone unwashed, randy calls himself a warcraft widower (he’s thinking forming a support group), and, alas, my blog has suffered from neglect.

i am happy to report that i’m learning to manage my game playing with my real world responsibilities. randy is starting to get attention again and as of this writing, i am now at level 20 and a lieutenant in the blood royal guardians guild.

may the light be with you.

*note: some parts of this post may be slightly, very slightly, exaggerated for dramatic purposes.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Flat Rat

i hopped out of my car and headed towards the restaurant with john when something caught my eye. i had to do a double take. i’ve seen road kill pleanty of times, but i’ve never seen anything quite so flat.

i present to you: flat rat.