Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Birthday update

Had a wonderful time in Vegas, but never have I felt so old before. Even though most of the guys are older than me, they are also mostly single. They always were in party mode and it just drained the crap out of me. It was like a nonstop party. I need more sleep than 530am-1030am(?!?!?) on Sunday morning and 4-7 am on Monday morning. By the time I got home at 11am on Monday, I was dead. However, as little energy as I had, I still went straight to the movies from the airport with Jess to see X-Men3. LOVED IT!!! Loved seeing all these characters although they still left out Gambit. Bastards! Maybe in the next one....and you know there will be one. Got some $$$ and gift certificates so I was able to pick up some great resin figures today at the store. Here are some pics...

I also have on order this new DVD set for your computer that has every Uncanny X-Men comic ever made to read on your computer. Only $40 bucks so I also ordered an Avengers set today with some money I got in the mail today. Looking forward to those!

Movie trivia: Last weeks mystery Will Smith quote was from Enemy of the State.

In honor of all this comic news, something different today. Each quote is from a different movie based on a comic. Name the movie and the comic character who says the quote...

1. Does it ever wake you in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they will pass that foolish law or one just like it and come for you? And your children?

2.Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?

3.You're making me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

All Alone

Manuel left for Vegas with the boys this morning. His ride came to pick him up at 930am. Since I worked last night, we hung out until about 915am, then he tucked me in bed and we said goodbye.

I slept the majority of the day, got up, got ready and went to work. It was slow, so I volunteered to go home - I have plans for tomorrow and sleeping all night will be better than not.

So I'm sitting here, looking at websites, and I hear my cell phone ringing to Manuel's ring tone - The Simpsons. He's calling me! I run to catch the phone and sure enough, my sweet love is on the other end. I play yell at him for calling - Vegas is roaming, thus $0.50 a minute, and you know what he says? "I just wanted to tell you that I love you." I could hear his friends in the background, and normally he keeps the love stuff on the down low in front of his friends, but here he was, out with the guys for a weekend in Vegas and he calls to tell me he loves me.

I didn't realize how much I missed him until I heard his voice. It really filled my heart and made me happy talking to him. I smiled the whole time I was on the phone, and even for a few minutes after we hung up.

I love that boy SOOOOOO much!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Season Finales

Two exciting finales this week. Let's start with 24. Pretty exciting. Pretty much happened how I would thought except for the end. This is the first season we have watched so I don't know the whole story behind the Chinese, but I knew enough to know that when they took off their masks at the end, I knew I was supposed to say, "Oh shit!" Should be an exciting season next year and I am anxious to see where it goes. My only complaint was that they did not kill Chloe. We HATE her and I hope she dies a violent death soon!

Lost finished last night and again it was a trip. Yeah, it answered so many questions, but it just replaced them with others. Still, a great show and again, it will be a long summer waiting for this show to come back. I have heard rumors that this show is only going to be three seasons long so if that is the case, the end really started it on that path.

Jess and I saw Da Vinci Code last Friday. Pretty good movie. We both read it a few years ago, and recently bpth reread it to refresh our memories. For a movie, it was pretty entertaining. It had differences from the book, but overall, I just wanted to be entertained and my goal was met. Lot of people seem to hate the movie adaptation, but it would have been very hard to totally get it right from the book. I'm ok with the final product. Now bring on Angels and Demons which is an even better book. We passed on Poseidon from my list of Summer movies. We'll just NetFlix it instead. This week is X-Men 3, but with Jess working and Vegas this weekend with the boys, I don't think I will get to see until my birthday on the 29th. Oh well.

Trivia - Not very many answers from the last one. It was Tom Hanks and the first quote was from Toy Story. The 2nd was from That Thing Uou Do and the third was from Saving Private Ryan.

1.Now back up, put the gun down, and get me a pack of Tropical Fruit Bubblicious.

2.It just be raining black people in New York.

3.You're the only woman for me. You and Janet Jackson.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Meet the Nielsons

So this is exciting news - we've been asked to be a Nielson family. They contacted us a couple of weeks ago to get some demographic information for their consideration. Well, today they came by and said we have been chosen. So, in a couple of weeks, they are going to come by, install some box to our two TVs in the house, and we are officially a Nielson family. In case you don't know what that is, they keep track of every TV show we watch so that they can come up with the TV ratings. Pretty cool. If our TV should break any time between now and when we stop being a Nielson family, they will pay for half of it. Kind of fun...

House(Castle) sitting was a blast. Meant to take pictures and of course, we forgot. Hopefully they will ask us again so we can rectify that. Their puppies were adorable, the scenery was great, and the BBQ/poker game on Saturday was a BLAST! Didn't hurt that I won the poker game. $140 for first isn't too shabby. Here is the only pic of the house I have for now:

Some trivia for ya:
1.That wasn't flying! That was... falling with style!

2.It is very important that you don't stink today.

3.Earn this.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

The many faces of Manuel

In case you didn't know, I've been working out!

And don't get me angry! You won't like when I get angry!!! Manuel Smash!

I'm joining the BlueMan-uel group...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I was sucha freakin Talent

About the author:
Richard Bauer is the 12 year old son of Denise Bauer. He is studying in St. Lawrence School in Sacramento, where is received the King Author Certificate of Excellence and also the Christian Citizenship Award.
The award reads : This young man exemplifies what our school stands for Christianity. He is respectful, courteous and friendly. During mass, Richard shows reverence and a quiet deep faith. In class he is helpful, for instance, after Math class last Monday, a fellow student needed assistance and Richard quietly and courteously gave his time to help. As a sportsplayer, Richard exhibits true sportsmanship- the desire and ability to win, but with humility. Richard is friendly to all and doesnt spek unkindly of anyone. He always tries his best whether it is at Mass, in the classroom, or on the playing field. Thank you Richard for being you.

Following is the unedited essay of Richard:

Being a piece of paper is exciting. I never know what is going to be written on me until its done. Sometimes a person writes poetry and expresses their feelings. Other times a person writes an essay for me, but for this one day, I would be an A paper.

It started when a kid named Richard was assigned an English essay. He had to write about a day in the life of an inanimate object. The day before the paper was due, I was chosen as the paper to be turned in. What an honor! For the first time I had a chance to be an A paper. When Richard started, two of my friends were crumple up. I was praying that he wouldnt throw me away. Richard was watching T.V. and he was halfway through the paper. I could be an A paper, only a paragraph to go.

I had always dreamed of this moment and it had finally come. It was my first and last chance. It was up to Richards teacher to decide if I was worthy of this honor. The next day, Richard turned me in and only fate could tell.

The next Monday Richard got me back and boy was he happy. He got an A and I had the honor of being that paper that was Richards first essay to be an A.

Monday, May 15, 2006


This video is pretty funny.

Only a few more days until we get to house sit at the castle. We're so excited! Maybe if I hang out in front of the house enough, I can get their neighbor, Mr Artest to come over and play poker. Yeah, maybe....

Nobody got the second quote last time. It was Nic Cage's great line from The Rock.

Here ya go with some more quotes...

1. I know that I have put you through hell, and I know that I have been one rough pecker. But from here on, you are all in my cool book.

2. There's a ninety-five pound Chinese man with a hundred sixty million dollars behind this door.

3. You fascinate me.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Survivor Women Top 10

In honor of Survivor's Finale tonight, I thought I would do a top 10 of the hottest girls that have been on the show. I've seen every episode of this damn addicting show and it has not been lacking in girls I thought were cute. Here ya go from 10-1...

10. Brianna - Cute, but didn't last very long. Was pretty worthless if I remember correctly.

9. Eliza - Another cute one, but I seem to remember her being pretty worthless also.

8. Sally - From this season. Cutie. Read she was a soccer player!!!

7. Neleh - Even though she was pretty much just a retread of the upcoming Elizabeth, I still thought she was pretty cute.

6. Danni - The winner last season. Waaaaaaayyyyyy too skinny, but she was damn hot. The fact that her skinniness was probably due more to running rather than just being a non-eating skeleton somehow made it better.

5. Jenna - Actually, I couldn't stand her the first season she was on, despite how hot she was. Then once All-Stars rolled around, she really grew on me and now totally dig her. 

4. Amber - Just a cutie. She seems totally opposite of Boston Rob, but hope it works out for them. 

3. Elizabeth - Pretty hard not to have a crush on this girl. Seems like she has done pretty well for herself now. Although, she does have to deal with that alien, Star Jone,s every day.

2. Colleen - I had the BIGGEST crush on her during the first season. Then she got a movie role. Then? Where are you Colleen?!?!?

1. Danielle - Number one didn't come around until this season. Besides her extremely fake boobs which I HATE, she is just so hot. She even has a chance to win. She is one of three people who I wouldn't mind winning tonight. We'll have to see how it goes. And.....another soccer player!!! Can't get much better!

Happy Mother's Day

To all mothers out there, especially my wonderful Mom, have a happy and fun Mother's Day. You ALL deserve it for what you do!

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Evolution of Dance

Press play to watch this video. It is HILARIOUS!!! This guy dances to pretty much every imaginable dance through the years from Elvis to N'Sync. Let me know what you think! There is still a quote below that needs answering!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

A celeb who gets it! FINALLY!!!

I agree the paparazzi can sometimes get out of hand. They can stalk celebs to the point of being dangerous, but I believe the large majority of them just want a picture so they can sell. Most are very harmless pics. But many celebs freak out and cover up their faces when leaving a restaurant, club, etc. Who is it hurting. Some even grab the cameras and destroy them. This seems to be happening a lot. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was in Bend it Like Beckham and is now in MI3, seems to get it though. Here is what he had to say:

"You're putting yourself out there in the public eye and selling what's essentially your personality. So if the public buys you for twelve bucks in a movie and pays for popcorn, well, you feel you own a little bit of that person. So when people then become famous and go, 'Oh God, I hate the press; God, I hate the paparazzi,' I'm like, 'Dude, it's not as if you didn't fucking beg for it.' Really! I've spent ten years working my arse off so I can't in my heart of hearts be one of those guys going, 'Hey man, no fucking photographs man, I'm an artist.' If I'm on set and a paparazzo comes up, I'm like, 'Hey, take your shot, if you get 300 bucks, good luck to you.' I couldn't imagine anyone paying 300 pence for a photo of me, but if they can have a job from doing that, great."

Bravo Johnathan, bravo!!!

I don't watch American Idol, but apparently, Chris getting kicked off was a big shock last night. He seems surprised too in this pic.

Here is my first For Sale sign which is now up. Now I just need to get the thing sold so I can concentrate on finding the clients a new home.

Movie Trivia:
1.You ate SAND?

2.You've been around a lot of corpses. Is that normal?

3.Put... the bunny... back... in the... box.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

This and that....

A whole lot of stuff on my mind this morning while I sit at work hoping the phone will actually ring on my floor time.

Jess and I saw Mission Impossible III on Monday afternoon. Yeah, everybody including us is tired of Tom Cruise, but this was pretty much a must see movie. We were definitely not disappointed. In fact, I really dug the second one and this new one kicked the second one's ass. This one had wall to wall action that kept you on the edge of your seat from the very first frame. Sure, it won't win any Oscars, but if you want to be entertained for 2 great hours, you have to go see this movie. First movie of the summer season did not bring me any disappointment. I will give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars(I LOVE action movies, but it is rare I will give any pure action movie the full 5 stars).

So the Kings essentially fired Adelman on Tuesday. Nobody can really say this was a surprise. I am not one to put all the blame on a coach because he isn't the one out there on the court. However, the mentality of a team is the responsiblity of a coach and I don't think he brought the right one night in and night out. He was a good coach, but I am all for going in a new direction now and then. They did that when they traded Peja, Webber, etc. Let's see what some new blood on the pine can do. Yes, Adelman got more of a bad rap that he deserved, but I can't callt his a bad thing.

Monday evening, Sony unvelied the price and release date for Playstation 3. Well, it looks like on November 17, people are going to have to kick out $599 for it(There is a lesser model that will be available for $499, but it looks like it is pretty useless.) Now, that price is just absurd. I really want, one but can I justify that? The bad thing is, my Playstation 2 is on the way out and is very difficult to get to work. I pretty much need a new system soon. I am going to have to do more investigation on how good the PS3 really is. But if I do buy it, looks like it will have to be from Besy Buy on their wonderful no interest for 18 months plan. God bless Best Buy! Screw you Sony!!!

Nobody got the second quote by Val Kilmer in the last quote contest. It was from easily his best role - Tombstone!!!

Quote contest(although this doesn't mean you can't respond to any of the above either):

1.No it felt real good, thanks for bringing that up, man. Hey, my parents died when I was ten, would you like to talk about that?

2.If I saw myself dressed like that, I'd have to kick my own ass.

3.And I like Vicki, and she like me back! And she showed me her boobies and I like them too!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Conspiracy Theory?

I'm re-reading The Da Vinci Code before the movie comes out May 19th. I really enjoyed it the first time around, and thus far, it's proving equally enjoyable.

But I'm a little stumped... Have I stumbled upon something, or am I reading too much into it? You be the judge...

Like most other novels, on the top of every left page is the author's name (Dan Brown) and on the top of every right page is the title of the book (The Da Vinci Code).

Well, here is where I get stumped. On the top of page 60, a left page, are the words "Ankh Fendile." Hummm... That's not the author's name... When I first noticed it, I did a double take, furrowed my brow, then laughed - surely I caught the publishers in a mistake, printing the name of a different author in the wrong book. Silly publishers!

But I saw something else later that made me second guess my publisher's mistake theory...

On page 95, a right page, it reads "The De Lancs Code."
And on page 138, "Das Brilli."
And on page 141, "The La Sufrete Code."
And on page 192, "Reon Tigaldo."
And on page 217, "The De Ysosy Code."
And on page 262, "Mer Reve."

I know it's not just my book, or the batch shipped to Sam's Club, where we bought it, because I have a friend at work who bought her book at Costco and hers has the same things on the same pages.

And all those words can't mean "Dan Brown" and "The Da Vinci Code" in other languages because those are names and names translate literally.

Mistakes? I don't think so.

Codes? Maybe...

Paranoid? Probably.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Great Way To Start My Night...

Thursday night, on my way to work, traffic was heavier than it has EVER been, which made me a little late to work. I wasn't late to WORK, but I normally park my car in the parking structure at 1830, and Thursday night I PULLED INTO the parking structure at 1835. Not a HUGE difference, I know, but you know how you feel hurried when you're behind schedule...

So I find a parking spot and turn left to pull into it. As I'm pulling in, the kid in the passenger seat of the car next to me decides to open his door RIGHT AS I'M PULLING IN!! Yes, his door hits my car. Of course I stop, look over at him (mind you, I'm in a hurry and mildly stressed out already because of running late, so I'm sure the look on my face was less than pleasant) and he looks like a deer in headlights. His eyes are wide, his mouth is open, he's staring at me, not moving. I wait a few seconds for the kid to close the door so I can continue parking, but the little dude is frozen. I finally motion with my hand for him to close his door, which he does, and I park. I sit there, waiting for him to get out of his car, but he's still frozen, so again I motion with my hand for him to get out of the car, which he does.

Then his mother comes over, going in front of her car so she can look at my car where the door hit (driver's side wheel well.) I open my door and she says, "Didn't you see him opening the door?"

ARE YOU SERIOUS?! If your kid was opening his car door BEFORE I pulled into the spot, do you think I would have kept going?! Generally, when I see something obstructing the path of my vehicle, I stop!

But I didn't say that. I just kept quiet.

I gather my bags and get out of the car. She says, still looking at the wheel well, "Well, it looks like there's no damage." I go over to inspect it and immediately my eyes are drawn to a white scuff on the car. Her car was white. My car is dark gray. A white scuff on a dark gray car is no damage?!

Finally I speak up. I reach over and touch the scuff and say, "This wasn't here before."

She says, "No, I don't think he did that."

I just stare at her.

She says, "Ok then, what do you want to do about it?"

I start to walk away, saying, "I don't have time for this. I'm running late and it's not THAT bad."

Of course, they walk behind me to the hospital, and I hear her talking to him the whole time about how important it is to look before you open the car door.


Thursday, May 04, 2006

I Am Legend Update!!!!!

Last week I was giddy that I Am Legend was going to start filming NEXT YEAR after years of waiting for me. Well, good news was just announced. Due to some schedule rearranging, the movie will start filming NEXT MONTH!!! This is great news. I am still not sure about Will Smith being the star(and only human in the movie), but I'm ok with it as long as they don't make it into a comedy and it keeps its serious tone. This is so exciting!!!

Movie trivia:
1. The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room.

2. Maybe poker's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!

3. It's the car, right? Chicks love the car.

Easy today...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I've been tagged by Valkyrie to fill this out so here goes, some fill in the blank goodness...

I AM: an overflowing cup of human goodness

I WANT: to be sucessful in Real Estate

I WISH: for a baby

I HATE: Where do I begin? How about just stupid people...

I MISS: Not too much...having money???

I FEAR: Heights and the dark

I HEAR: Jessica giving me chores! Love you honey...

I WONDER: Will the Kings or US soccer team win a championship in my lifetime?

I REGRET: Not starting real estate right away after college. How was I to know though?

I AM NOT: Too serious...

I DANCE: Only in front of Jess

I SING: Wonderfully, just ask me!

I CRY: When I verbally have to fight.

I AM NOT ALWAYS: Very clean.

I MAKE: Dinner only when I have to.

I WRITE: On my blog so a whopping 3 or 4 people are nice enouh to comment on it.

I CONFUSE: Ummmmmmmm?????

I NEED: Money, time, clients

I SHOULD: Try to be neater.

I START: only what I plan to finish

I FINISH: what I promise.

Movie trivia time! NO CHEATERS!!!

1. If this is a crush, I don't think I could take it if the real thing ever happened.

2. If anybody's anybody, I'm Hans and you're Chewbacca.

3. You are responsible for raising an icon which draws worship from the Lord. You have broken the first commandment. Not only that, I'm afraid not a one of you passes for a decent human being. Your continued existence is a mockery of morality.