Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Top Five Tuesday #14

Movie season is almost over...boo!! Well, there are a couple more big name releases coming still, but I don't see myself going to see any of them, except maybe the new Halloween(but not when it comes out as that is my sister's wedding weekend).

A few months ago, I listed my top 5 movies I was looking forward to seeing in the theaters this summer. My top 5 were:

5 - Spiderman 3
4 - Pirates 3
3 - Die Hard 4
2 - Harry Potter 5
1 - Transformers.

So, not that the season is almost over, what ended up my favorite movies of the summer?

#5 - The Simpsons - I have yet to review it and I will in the next couple of days. As a long time Simpsons fan, it was cool to see these guys on the big screen. Had some very funny parts!

#4 - Ocean's 13 - I am so happy that this movie ended up good. I loved Ocean's 11, but was disappointed with 12. This movie brought back all the coolness and was quite a pleasant surprise.

#3 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Awesome. The wizard battle at the end was everything I had hoped it would be when I read the book. Can't wait for the last 2 movies now.

#2 - Live Free or Die Hard - This movie blew me away. I was excited because it was another Die Hard, but I was amazed at just how good the movie turned out to be. It may now be my favorite Die Hard. Crazy!

#1 - Transformers. Ok, this was my number one movie I was looking forward to, and it definitely lived up to all the hype. This was amazing and worth the wait. I've reviewed it already, but just know, this was movie making at its best!

So, what did you like from this summer?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Frightful Dilemma Friday #7 and some move reviews

First your question:

Would you rather shove your whole head into an elephant's butt


Lick a corpse clean after an autopsy?

Yeah, those are gross.

We have seen 5 movies in the last couple of weeks that I keep forgetting to review. Here ya go...

Night at the Museum - You know, I had heard so many good things about this movie I almost bought it on a blind buy without seeing it. Glad I didn't. It was a decent, cute movie. I don't know. I guess I just expected more out of it. It has nothing to do with being a kids movie because I like many examples of those kinds of films. This didn't really have any standout moments for me though. Worth one view and if you are a kid, you will probably enjoy it even more, 6.0 out of 10.

FUCK - Yes, there is a movie called fuck. Actually, it was a documentary about the use of the word in films, the censorship of it, etc. etc. This was actually quite good. It had some great interviews with actors and it was really quite entertaining. Definitely not a movie a young person should watch by any means, but it was good. 6.5 out of 10.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Great movie, but then again, I am a huge Harry Potter fan. This is an interesting story because it is kind of a middle area in the whole Harry Potter storyline. I love how the tone of these movies just gets darker and darker with each one. I'm just glad that they did well with the wizard battle at the end; my favorite part of the series that I have read so far. 9 out of 10.

Dead Silence - This a horror movie made by the people who made the original Saw. Pretty cliche type of movie with the cheap scares and "twist" ending, but it was still fairly entertaining. It revolves sort of around a ventriloquist doll so if you are scared of dolls, you might want to skip this one. 6 out of 10.

Black X-Mas - This is a remake of the 70s horror film. This is your basic, sorority girls in a house being hunted down by a killer movie. I usually like these movies as bad and as recycled as they may be. This one stuck out as being particularly bad. The acting was atrocious and I didn't really care if any of the characters died. There were a few coold death scenes, but overall, this was bad, even for cheesy horror standards. 4.5 out of 10.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Arrest me!

If this is what they do in their spare time in Phillipino prisons, arrest me now!!! Best video I have seen in a while....

I need a loan....

Anybody want to spot me $100,000? I could really use this in my house. Talk about a conversation starter.

No trivia today, sorry. I do have a bunch of movies I need to review since I haven't done a move review post in a couple of weeks. I will be getting those up later this afternoon so be sure to come back!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Day 38

Wes Slater

Contrary to popular belief this is not the start of a revolution
Indeed it portrays itself as such cause of it's content
Do not confuse the stylings of an artist with the ramblings of a blogger
Cause when you look in between the cracks you will see
The remnants of a man and the boy he wanted to be
Fight Club has begun and welcome to Tyler Durden's house
Oh wait that dude was one in the same guess I got his kind of identity problems
This race began a couple months back
In the end it will finish with an anti-climactic peak
Majestic robes and a king with no crown
Lion Hearted is what I was named but no one saw how i'm departed
Celebrations abound and new lives are on the way
Just being a witness what more can I say
I can't get out from under this 6-foot grave
Too bad I'm the one digging it and filling it thus making me a slave
You may ask yourself didn't I see this in a museum somewhere before
Naw this is new and authentic and soo soo much more
She defined my being and I had no choice but to take it
Can you see what's it's like to be under a mask and always naked
I created the road and now you can cruise along behind me
Just remember to pay the toll and always treat fragile items kindly

Monday, July 23, 2007

Day 39

A funny thing happened on the way to bed.

I had this thought. As I sat in my room playing my playstation 2 video game system enjoying the Transformers game I rented it all started to come to me. I may not have security or a plan, but look at what is around me. I have transformer toys sitting on top of my clean dresser. My closet and dresser are full of clothes that I picked out. I am wearing earrings that I found online through my computer that my parents bought and let me take with me when I moved out. My house that I live in was 400k. I pay a cheap part of the mortgage on a house that has no problems with it whatsoever. Working washer and dryer that was given to us. We can cool or heat this house anytime we want. There is a top of the line basketball hoop in the backyard. We got a nice family dog that is very entertaining and loveable. Tonight I watched TV on a 50 HD screen and it was playing a channel from our comcast cable service who also provides us with our internet service. I drove around today in my mazda protege which is fully paid for. I am writing on this blog right now to tons of people that actually want to hear about what I have to say. I am up past midnight because I don't have to work on a Tuesday. I can't remember the last time I worked on a Tuesday. I have a nice oven that allowed me to bake some cookies that I got through the wonderful client I service on my weekend routes through Rancho Cordova. I played a basketball game with a bunch of people I really like hanging around with in basketball shoes that are brand new. On sale for 40 bucks how can I pass it up? I got to talk on my cell phone today with several friends and they all liked hearing from me and vice versa. Especially my friend in Arkansas who I have known for years now thanks to the modern age of instant messaging and emails. Tonight when I go to sleep I will lay on a bed that my Mom helped me to get. I can go on and on and on.

The point? if I really stop to look around and forget that I have 10 dollars in my pocket to last me till Friday here is the bottomline. It may not all be paid for and I may not have done all the buying for it all, but I am very lucky. I should treat everyday with the reverence and respect it deserves cause I have a chance to go about doing what I want to do and not what I have to do. it may not be completely what I want, but it ain't half bad either. raise a glass people. Tonight I got a shot of perspective.

Rabble Rock!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Day 40

A funny thing happened on the way to the gym.

It took a loss, but I finally got it. I got what I have been searching for from a lot of people for 28 years. I got that look from the other guys on my team and from the opponents we played this very night. It's been a struggle. Physically for sure, but mentally it's been a roadblock. I can move past it and onto another step in my progression as a basketball player. I got respect. I am no longer an add-on. at the end of the day everyone knows that I am not a role player. I can do thing on the court that demands attention. I can finally make my teammates better and myself better. I can grow into a better person because of this. To answer something from the past couple of days to my faithful readers out there. Basketball is the only thing I have ever really loved for longer than a month. It's always been honest. It will always be there for me no matter what. It is alone that I am finding the true essence of the game. It is with my team that I find the true essence of myself and what kind of character my friends have with them. I am disappointed that I missed some shots tonight. I do not like that in the closing minutes I was physically unable to make up for the mental mistakes I made. I think I know how to approach them though. I think this will not stick with me for more than a day. Cause I can prepare for August 12th. The season starts all over again. I can make myself better. I can make my team better. In the end I can tell them all that I can deliver in the clutch and we can rise back to the top of our tiny world of basketball.

Thanks to Doug for giving me the trust I always strive for.
Thanks to my brother for giving me the blueprint. You introduced me to it and I am forever grateful.
Thanks to the rest of my teammates. In the end this is all suppose to be fun and no matter how much we bitch, once we hit the parking lot it's all love and we can honestly say to ourselves that today was still a good day.

Rabble Rock!

Oh next week Jess. The end of the month is my 29th year on the planet. What do I want? Earrings or shoes. I am such a girl. :) JK

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Day 41

I am always curious to see what happenes during my birthday. Not that I am expecting anything. I rarely do nowadays. I am just curious this year more than others. I have lately been getting a lot out of people. Not through manipulation or anything like that, but a sorta karma return policy that has been kicking in over the past few weeks. As if everyone knew I had my nuts cut off last month and handed to me. Sorry if that was slightly off color folks, but it makes the point clear. I suppose nowadays I want to look into people's eyes and see what they are about. I want to know why they are around. I think I have trust issues. I think people are capable of anything. I am the one behind in our groups kinda big blow out things for turning 30 thang we started in '06. I still got a year to go. One is coming up in the group. Wonder how that will go? Guess I will have to be around just to witness it. Something always told me that at some point there would have to be a before/after moment in the group. Ya ask me it may have already happened, but I'm a more biased person in those dealings, so it's not as widespread amongst all. Ya know what will be different this year. First time since 2002 that I haven't had the same birthday wish. It never came true and this year I just really don't want it to. What a difference a day makes.

Playoff time tomorrow. Something tells me it's going to be a different kind of postseason run this year. The measure of a man can only be truly tested when they are confronted with that which is not familiar. Get home safe from camping boys. Time to make money.

Rabble Rock!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Day 42


1. absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.

That's how I'm feeling right now. That's how I feel often times. I sometimes think it's my cool persona, but I also have to realize this is a character flaw as well. I don't know if it is something I can fix. I can't fix my hairline. My eye sight can only be corrected. Maybe those are bad examples, but you get my gist. I need my new 30-day obsession. That's how long I can stay with something. Guess that speaks on how little I actually love anything in my life. Love has a way of making it all seem worth it good or bad and there tends to be no time limit to the feeling. From my little experience with the emotion that is. I think apathy is my addiction. It happens every time. With my jobs, with school, with people, or with my hobbies.

I found something the other day. My college transcript. WOW!

That was really me? This is where my apathy started. It took me a year, but it settled in and then My mind was just gone. I don't really know why it left or where it went off too, but it's been gone ever since. I put it up in my room now as something to look at. That kinda motivation has never really worked for me, but there is something about having to face it on the daily. Maybe it will crack my mind soon. If my mind comes back. Short tonight. Moving on. Title fight soon.

Rabble Rock!

Aviation rules

We all know since 9/11 there have been many restrictions on what you can and cannot bring on a plane. Below is a link to the TSA website and the list of items. The first category is makeup/personal items. Scroll down it to the 2nd item that begins with a T(they are in alphabetical order). This just cracked me up, but is good to know for future reference.


Be sure to vote on your frightful delimma for the week below.

Frightful Dilemma Friday #6

Your question for the week. Remember, you HAVE to pick one. You can't opt out and say neither. That is the point of the game.

Would you rather have $500 destroyed by the washing machine


stolen, knowing who took it but being unable to prove it?

Here is a video of our new car. Bacuse I took it with my parent's digital cam, I had to break it up into 4 parts as the MBs were way too high to post toether on Youtube.


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Day 43

Ladies and Gentlemen. Meet Snowflake. You must be asking yourself plenty of questions at the moment. I will start by asking all the readers this question, since it's the basis for this article. Do you still own anything from your past that was given to you as a gift from someone you no longer have contact with?

I will now throw myself under the bus for judgment. I got Snowflake for Valentine's Day back in 2003. Honestly, I think it was the one and only time I ever got anything from a girl for valentine's Day for the purpose of expression affection for me. Over time Snowflake added two accessories. A necklace that bears the name of the gift giver as well as a pair of black see-through clothing that may or may not have been on the gift giver at the time of said giving. I am uncertain as to the time it started, but eventually I started sleeping with a stuffed animal. I even, as I revealed in the beginning, gave said animal a name. For the better part of four years I have had Snowflake by my side every night as I drifted off to have sweet dreams about whatever. Even presently I will have my partner by my side. I will probably continue to keep him, cause he has stood up very well over the years. I know he still means the as much to me now as he did back then. No matter what has happened I still find comfort in that and find no shame in that. Granted I should be made fun of ruthlessly for this. No big deal. I have dealt with worse. To me he is always going to be the representation of what I went through for a few years of my life. Always wanting more and feeling like it's so close to me, but having to settle for something less than real.

So, is this a problem? I have other items like Snowflake, but they don't make the daily appearance that Snowflake does. I understand moving on, but I also have to hold on to things that were good. Cause it wasn't all bad. He isn't something I just now started having around. He has been there for years now. is he a crutch to keep me from falling flat on my face? The question has been posed and it's upsetting to me. I think once something is given it's just yours. There is no giving it back. Why would I give something back when it was given to me for a good reason? Especially since I like having that feeling of being special to own something so personal. Maybe some female out there can tell me why you would ask a guy that? is it really just a test to see if I actually felt the item was special enough to me?

Anyhow, can anyone relate? Not in this goofy a manner mind you, but in any way?

Rabble Rock!

Trivia Thursday

Ok, some more trivia for you. I PROMISE to have the answers for hese questions in the comments for this post tomorrow morning. I've bene bad about that so let's have those guesses.

1.What is the only essential vitamin not found in the white potato?

2.What American city produces most of the egg rolls sold in grocery stores in the United States?

3.Why did candy maker Milton S. Hershey switch from making caramels to chocolate bars in 1903?

4.What animals milk is used to make authentic Italian mozzarella cheese?

5.What's the medical term for low blood sugar?

6.What Frenchman designed the national flag of Italy?

7.What nation has the longest school year?

8.What invention for keeping cold air out of buildings in winter was patented by Theophilus Van Kannel in 1888?

9.What Soviet made the cover of Time 14 times between 1985 and 1991?

10.What explorer introduced Italians to spaghetti in the 14th century?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Day 44

Thanks Kelly for giving me something to work with. Manuel, Reggie Bush is a superstar.

Funny thing happened on the way to the coliseum. I did what I said I needed to do, but I got nothing out of today. I mean it was fun. It meant something, but happiness does not make for a good writer. I have been putting off my final writing assignments for my online course cause I just don't feel the flow of it all. I could write it out, but it just seems so forced. By the way, when did I become this emotional of a fella? Like I need to feed off of some kind of feeling to get anything done.

So, if I do accomplish my goal it would be doing something I have never done before.
That would be strange.

I want a Baskin Robbins Ice cream cake for my birthday. That's all I want.

If this ass walks in and wonders why I didn't respond to him I will F'n punch him.

I feel slightly awkward about being rewarded for being a nice guy. Birthday or whatever it always feels funny to get something for what I think is nothing. I am suppose to act like this towards people I like, so when it comes back in good karma I find it hard to accept. Karma points. A blog I have been thinking about for days.

I can even say no to things. I dig the fun times, but I am just not as into the whole series. Maybe I am missing a guy gene somewhere.

Dog food and shoes. Is my life really just dog food and shoes?

So which is a better book. The chronicles of a basketball witness or the sad tale of a broken hearted goof with a one-track mind?

3 weeks. I still want to yell at her. Rage really does stick with me.

I am the one who fixes his car and I won't have one tomorrow? irony anyone?

I took them out of the box. Yep, I am 8 again.

Can you break up with friends?

I think I am now officially "Faking it till I make it."

Sleepy time.

Rabble Rock!

Wordless Wednesday #14

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Day 45

Photographic proof. I am a nerd.

One thing I have noticed along the way with this countdown and within the couple of years I have been posting on this spot. I crave attention for my artistic capabilities. I seek anonymity and praise. I write better when given a reaction. It is noticeable in the start of this countdown and into this very post. I started out walking around thinking of posts every day. I carried a notebook with me to track the ideas. I have some saved still cause they are posts that deserve more than a whim and a swing as I am doing now. Honestly, I would write better if I think more people would listen or respond. Not to downplay the three people that I think read everything I post, but I use to really enjoy seeing double digits in the comments section of my writings.

That makes me an attention whore in this lil world of blogdom. The more people say, the more I feed off of it. Maybe it speaks more to my lack of having anything to say. I have been tuned out because I am lacking in the effort department. My writings are lackluster and people don't care anymore. I mean really pictures get more attention than me. Not a shot at you Mannie fresh, but you feel me on that one right? Really all I can do is write. And if that is somehow gone? It's a slight setback. I know the true artist can find the creative mojo from within, but I ain't that guy. I crave emotions and life moments to make it all worth writing about. Fortunately, for my sanity, I lost a great catalyst. This also means my writing suffers. That's just me at this point. Maybe a year from now I won't be that way, but I know if I go out and do stuff tomorrow, dumb or otherwise, I will come up with something semi-original. If I do the same old routine, you will get something less than my best.

I guess we all search for a inner spark to our lives. Through our children or our work or our faith. I just don't have any of that. Not anything real. No anymore.

I might be giving away the ending to all this too soon. :)

Rabble Rock!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Day 46

Defining obsession.

Tonight I looked up the time that a certain store closed. I saw it then got the go ahead once my brother got home. I had a few things to get otherwise but it was straight to the store. I had to know if they had an exclusive reissue collector's item. It is only for sale at this one store. I had 20 minutes to make a 15 minute ride and save 5 more minutes to check the spot and make the purchase.

I sped all the way to Toys 'R' us to check for Transformers.
I am 28.
I have no savings.
I am 28.

I made it with 2 minutes to spare before the store closed. No luck. Will have to wait for an email online once it's available again. I will be going to Wal-Mart tomorrow. Thanks to dog sitting money I have the ability to take care of my fix.

I have a probelm. I need help.

Rabble Rock!

The 5 Things that pissed me off last week #12

I haven't done this topic for about a month now. It's not that I haven't been pissed off, I just didn't have FIVE things that pissed me off to write about. I did not have that problem last week.

#5 - Got a little unlucky in poker the other niht. I was close to winning, but took a horrendous river card that ended my night. SO CLOSE! Despite this, I am on a mini roll right now and seem to have some of my poker mojo back. My last three tournaments I got first out of 9 people, third out of 13 people, and second out of seven people; making money in all those instances. Let's hope I can keep it up this weekend.

#4 - This will be the first of 3 complaints about a trip I took on Saturday. Saturday, my family(Mom, Dad, Sis, Wife, and I) took a trip to San Francisco for an anniversary party. While we were driving there, some idiot on a motorcycle was being stupid and trying all kinds of tricks - standing up, putting feet in handles, kicking both legs to one side, etc. It is those kinds of things that causes accidents idiot! The only saving grace? While he was doing on of the stunts, we saw that his cell phone fell out of his pocket and he never noticed. Guess you won't be getting a call on that phone anytime soon jackass!

#3 - On the way home, San Francisco traffic was fairly slow in a merging section and I had to get over because I ended up in an offramp lane only. People weren't letting me in right away as expected, but I just waited. From behind some asshole starts honking his horn loudly for me to moive out of his way so he could get off. And he just kept that hand on the horn the whole time. Screw you dude, if people would let me over, we wouldn't have this problem now would we?!?

#2 - The drive to San Francisco is about an hour and a half drive. On Saturday, the trip there took 3 and a half hours. I wanted to test the gas milage of the new car, but alas, that went out the window. I hate traffic. Some of the worst I had ever been in.

#1 - I have 15 clients that I work for, and for the most part, they are all pretty good. Well, except for one of them. She is such a space cadet and just really has no idea what is going on. She is losing a lot of money because she does not give me the proper information I need to bill. I tell her this constantly, and she always seems to forget to give me what I need so she can actually make some money. She is starting to freak out about it, but she says it is "partially" her fault that the money flow isn't as good. NO, it is ALL your fault lady. I am meeting with her on Wednesday and I am going to tell her, "Look, I have 15 clients and 14 get paid on a regular basis. What does that tell you?" After this money months of dealing with her, she needs to ope her ees up to what is going on. In the end, she needs me more that I need her.

Day 47

Let's see. My Sunday recap.

I woke up late. Had to bolt to get to work early and then took the work van back here to go check on the dogs. Later I had to make one more check on Toby and Chloe and was there in time to welcome back the owners. They hooked me up for taking care of the dogs. My instant thought after getting paid for my duties? Transformers money. Yes, as I said before I am an 8 year-old.

Work was work. I was more pleasant and greeted more folks. I think my charm made some people smile, but we are a bunch of people working on a Sunday. Tough crowd to make smile.

3 points 3 assists. Not what I wanted, but we got the win and pretty much secured a playoff spot and a chance at our third title in a row. It's tough to find minutes at times and I had some decent looks that just didn't drop. Team is still transitioning, but we all seem to have a similar goal and hopefully that will show out.

The 24 marathon is complete. Season one is done. We even got another guy to join the viewings tonight. Season two begins Tuesday. Somewhere after getting my car windshield replaced and catching a movie with a friend.

I walked through Target and Wal-mart today. I am now stuck with one option. How much do I spend tomorrow. I am a geek, but now that some other folks are coming out with having seen the movie they are expressing the same sentiments I did. I am just taking it a step further. cause I am an 8 year-old.

Maybe 2000 calories. My body is hurting though. Gotta find a way to recover during my work days. Maybe more sleep.

47 days left? Least I got the wedding gifts out of the way and a place to stay all weekend. Peace folks. Rabble Rock!

Oh and yes when my mommy asks me what I want for my birthday I will be telling her Transformers. Cause I am... oh you get it. :)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Day 49 and 48

This is my note to myself for this upcoming Sunday. This is what will happen to you on this day cause you will make it happen. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail and this week you did prepare. All that is left is to focus your mind on what is at hand and will it. Will it to be as you wish and your note will be a plan of action.

I will wake up when the alarm goes off and not lie back down. I will go visit to goofy dogs at my aunt's house and make sure they are taken care of so that when they arrive back in town all is well in the land of the Filipino Mafia.

At work I will finish my duties promptly and make sure to give each and every person I come in contact with a reason to smile. They will know that even though it is Sunday and we are working, there was that guy in the Iron Mountain uniform who actually made my day better than it would have been had he not been there. Here is to having some pride in your current role and duties as a contributing member of society.

20 points and 5 assists. This is what I expect from the day. It is our last chance to get into the playoffs. We have a shot to defend our back-to-back rec league basketball championships. We do not depend on some of the people we use to cause of a transition within the team. I must show that I have grown as a person and a leader and a player. I must find no fear in taking and missing my first 5 shots, cause the next 5 will go in. It's time to accept a new role and focus on not only making them believe, but on making yourself believe. No outside forces will motivate you. Only from within can the greatest challenge ever be overcome. Follow your namesake and display a heart. Carpe the freaking diem.

Finish this 24 marathon. It's not about the show it's more about who I'm around when I do it. cause I won't remember the show 5 years from now, but I will know the 2 men I spent that time with and I will grow the welcome it as a fond memory.

One last trip through Target. The bug has bitten me and I have the disease again. It's sitting in a packaged box and when I re-organize my room later this week it will be going on display. Al;l because of a movie. I feel eight years-old again. Welcome home Starscream.

2000 calories. Nothing more nothing less. I have a goal.

Rabble Rock! And where oh where has Prince Naseem gone. Greatest boxing entertainer I ever saw.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Frightful Dilimma Friday #5

Found this one in my book:

Would you rather

Pee your pantsh at your wedding so all can see


Not be able to stop laughing hysterically at your grandma's funeral?

That's it, that's all I got for you today. Have a good weekened everybody.

Oh yeah, head over to Evil E's blog and wish him a happy birthday. If you haven't been there yet, here is a great opportunity to see a great blog.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Day 50

I have a grand total of $0.37 cents to my name. I have enough gas in my car to get me to the gas station tomorrow morning. I have one box of macaroni and cheese. I have a cracked front windshield on my car that I have to replace.

Ya know what? I'm still happy.

This ain't perfect no doubt. I can think of a few things I wish were in my life. I wish some things were not apart of it. I can still say I had a good weekend. Nothing special, but it was still good for me. And that is all that will ever really matter to me. Was it good enough for me? I hope I can say yes more often than not.

I am almost to my goal. The countdown has helped. I find a way to do more than I did the last day. I am pushing aside other things, but that is more a part of my 30-day cycle of obsessions I go through. That is a story for another time.

I don't miss her. Maybe it had something to do with having my nuts cut off for the last time a couple weeks ago.

I know what real work is and how to really sacrifice. I can't wait for my vacation. Later folks.

Rabble Rock!

Day 51

"It has to be about more than just winning."

When the dog is up late barking, you grin and bear it cause you have to take care of it.

When they are busy handling what they handle and leaving out the details I take care of it.

When you realize your goals are hollowed out attempts to make the outside overcompensate for the nothing going on inside you look in that mirror and try and find it.

All my feelings channel into the same exact emotion in the end. Hate.

I didn't know I could grow to dislike someone more every day. And it shows to other people. Which makes me a bad man.

I wanna go to Arkansas, Kansas City and Virginia soon. :)

I need to do version 2 of The Story.

Eventually, I am going to look back and really miss being right here doing this very thing.

Somewhere along the way I lost a lot of folks. And I don't really know why.

I finally feel like I got the green light. And they all trust me.

Time does not change people.

I am going to starve tomorrow.

Sleep time. Rabble Rock!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The attack on the music industry....

I thought about this while I was listening to this song on my jukebox the other day. We all know that violent lyrics are one of the things that are constantly being blamed for youth violence. From Marilyn Manson to Eminem, singers are often accused of being the one of the main problems with our society. For example, read these lyrics...and read them all.

Oh some times I think back to when I was younger
Life was so much simpler then
Dad would be up at dawn
He'd be watering the lawn
Or maybe going fishing again

Oh and mom would be fixing up something in the kitchen
Fresh biscuits or hot apple pie
And I'd spend all day long in the basement
Torturing rats with a hack-saw
And pulling the wings off of flies

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days

I can still remember good old Mr. Fender
Who ran the corner grocery store
Oh, he'd strolled down the aisle with a big friendly smile
And he'd say "Howdy" when you walked in the door

Always treated me nice, gave me kindly advice
I don't know why I set fire to his place
Oh I'll never forget the day I bashed in his head
Well you should've seen the look on his face

Let me tell ya now

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days

Do you remember sweet Michelle
She was my high school romance
She was fun to talk to and nice to smell
So I took her to the homecoming dance

Then I tied her to a chair and I shaved off all her hair
And I left her in the desert all alone
Well sometimes in my dreams
I can still hear the screams
Oh I wonder if she ever made it home

I tell ya

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days

Let me tell ya buddy

Those were the good old days
Those were the good old days
The years go by but the memory stays
And those were the good old days

Pretty gruesome right? Pretty violent. I am sure this singer has come under many attacks for his violent lyrics and influence on the children of today. He should be censored!!! In fact, maybe we should protest at his concerts. Who is this menace to society?

Wait for it....

Here comes the face of Satan himself.....

Almost there......

Burn this image into you memory folks because he is the problem with today's children....

What do you know? It's just Weird Al. What's funny is that when this song came out many years ago, you never heard anyone protesting about his lyrics of bashing in someone's face or tying up a girlfriend in the desert. Why? I guess because he is seen as being harmless. So now it is just an image thing. You can write violent lyrics as long as you look user friendly to kids? Something to think about....

Wordless Wednesday #13

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

For some reason, blogger won't let me type anything out in the title heading. So, until it starts working, this is Top Five Tuesday #14.

I had a hard time thinking of a Top Five Tuesday for today. I almost said screw it, but I didn't post yesterday and felt I should get something up for you all to read. In honor of Harry Potter and the new movie and book coming out this month, I thought I would do a magic themed post.

Here are the top 5 things I wish I could do with magic.

#5 - I wish I could speak to animals mostly so I could know what my dogs are trying to tell me. It is obvious at times that they are trying so hard to tell me something and I have no idea. Think of how much easier it would be to have a pet if you could understand them. Speakus Animalias!

#4 - Remember the movie Fantasia where Mickey brings a bunch of brooms and such to life so they can clean on their own? I need to figure out that trick. Brooms and vacuums come to life to do floors! Gloves come to life to pull weeds! Sponges come to life to do dishes and clean cars! Oh the possibilites are endless!! Dirtus Begoness!!!!

#3 - I hate bad drivers. All of them. They cut you off, drive slow, drive to fast, weave in and out of traffic, come in your lane, etc, etc. There have been many times where I wish I could just run them off the road, without repercussions of course. Automotis Disappearus!

#2 - We could all use a little more spending money. Apparently, you have to play the lotto in order to win it. I haven't discovered a money tree seed to plant yet so I am going to have to come up with a spell to instantly give me some cash - Richeous Spendiferous!

#1 - I am a fairly friendly person if you know me, but as I have said before, I hate when people in stores/clerks try to make small talk with me. I don't need you commenting on what I bought and I don't need you to start rambling about the weather. It's 105 degrees and you tell me it's hot? No shit! So, with a flick of the wand, I get them to be quiet - Quietous Shutupedness!

What magic do you want?

Day 53 and 52

"I can't sit here and watch you do this to yourself. I am not going to be able to look myself in the face if I let this moment go by as if it's not that big of a deal. Who knows if I will become an old man one day. If I do I will be able to say this. At that moment when I was at a point in time where I was going to either go down this road in life or another I made the choice I wanted to make. I didn't just sit and be a witness. This may keep me from being apart of a lot of people's lives, but I can live with sacrificing that much of my life. I am alright with being the bad guy to make my point perfectly clear.

Don't marry this man. I know what you are thinking. I know you are attempting to grow and move beyond the point of being in one family and just wanting to start your own. You are doing this for the wrong reasons and you are doing this with the wrong man. He isn't right for you. More to the point you are just going for the first person to look your way. He is just saying all the right things cause it's what guys are suppose to say in order to get what they ultimately want from women. You are putting all your eggs in one basket and hoping that he can be your savior. Marriage is not a way to get out of one bad situation. It's suppose to be a union of two people equally. I know what your parents did and how they acted around Mr. Wonderful. You have been fed lies be people who are afraid to tell you the truth about him. I will be the voice of honesty and reason cause...... cause....

Never mind the cause. Can you take your heart out of the equation and think logically about this. You do not need marriage to signify that you are a grown woman. You do not need any ceremony to prove your love and devotion to another person. You have spent most of your life helping others out and not looking out for yourself. You don't know how to be alone. You have to be able to say I am good with myself before you can make this kind of decision. Don't look around at all the people here. Look at me. I am the only person here who only cares about you. This isn't about me no matter how much I........I...........

You are way too young to settle. Look at all the opportunities you will be closing the door on. You are already talking about adding on to your family. You can't even take care of yourself. Hell you have already been taking care of the baby in the monkey suit standing next to you. I know all I need to know about this man and what you are signing up for. You look me in the eye and tell me the truth. I am the only one who can make you smile. I am the only one who can make you laugh. I am the one you call when you are feeling blue. I am the one you turn to when all of these people here are fucking up your day. If I am not that man then tell me right now and I will walk out of this building.

That's what I was going to say. If I was there back in 1997-98. I would have kept Maria from doing it.

You all didn't think I was practicing my speech for about 52 days from now did ya? :)

Rabble Rock!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Day 56 and 55 and 54

It has been asked of me as to the whereabouts of the man I have quoted on occasion in this blog that goes by the name of Wes Slater. This is probably a very pointless writing, but should give some insight as to why I was a college dropout. Cause this is what I was doing with my time back in the day.

Wes Slater is a 21 year-old man who hails from Cool, California. He stands about 5'11" and weighs about 215 pounds. He has light brown eyes and shoulder length dark brown hair. He has a permanent 5 O'clock shadow and bags under his eyes to match. He had no job to speak of. He had no form of higher education to his credit. He did managed to attend Cool High School, but his alumni status is very much in question. In this small town, Wes Slater somehow finds a way to be mixed up in any and everything going on of any significance. He is the watchful eye and the pseudo protector of the town. he very much a Crow/Spiderman thing going on without any of the notable superhuman characteristics. OH! In his downtime he is also a professional wrestler.

Wes Slater got his start in the UWAC amateur circuit. After a trial period he would be evaluated and given the chance to sign with one of the three professional wrestling organizations affiliated with the UWAC. After a month in the minor leagues and a failed attempt to attain the UWAC amateur division World Title, Wes was signed by the OWC. Online Wrestling Coalition. In a matter of months, Wes Slater had become a fixture in the OWC by re-newing a bitter rivalry from his amateur days with a fellow by the name of Curt "The Cat" Olsen. The back and forth rants between these two men were legendary and helped to catapult Wes into the spotlight. Wes Slater, a.k.a. NBK (Natural Born Killer), had two of the biggest moments in the history of the OWC when he was a surprise opponent for the current World Champ at the time, AC, during only the second PPV NBK would participate in during his OWC tenure. NBK won the title from AC that night thanks to his finishing move named "The Coronary"and was given his shot to run with the ball. Within weeks of his first title reign, NBK would make history again as he lost and then regained the World Title all in the same hour long weekly show the OWC put on back in 1998. This would be the end of NBK as his heart and desire faded. He flashed brightly and crashed just as suddenly. NBK lost the belt and was never in the World Title picture again. After a year and a half solid of attempts to regain what he once was, Wes Slater returned to his home in Cool, California and became Wes again. NBK was no more.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Wes Slater is a fictional character created by me as a way to participate in a online role-playing game in the world of professional wrestling. He does not exist. He does, however, live on. Through my continued writings I still turn to him as an alter-ego of sorts. I guess sometimes I try to not take credit for something I have thought of or written about and if I play it as another person all together, I can get an unbiased reaction to the material while protecting my fragile male ego. Even if it was a creation of boredom and an inadvertent form of playing Dungeons and Dragons at the age of 19, I still find it to be very useful. This is why my college transcript have the letter W all over it. W stands for Withdraw as in did not finish the course. I was too busy coming up with new short stories to tell about Wes Slater and his dealings in the OWC and Cool, California. I was too busy coming up with catchphrases. My best one? "Less Than." As in when an opponent insults Wes Slater he could give "Less Than a F**K" about what he just said. And in turn the entire audience would scream it slowly and loudly with me cause I would draw it out deliberately and let the two words crawl out of my mouth loudly. Think maybe I got way too into this character back in the day?

There it is. More explanations as to why I am the way I am. Let's see the UFC this weekend was a so-so affair Jess. Hyped up matches, but they didn't really deliver anything too exciting. Oh and I am now up to 3 viewings of Transformers the movie. I might have to get number four in this week with a friend of mine who hasn't seen it yet. OH I was checking out ebay cause of my renewed Transformers addiction. Just read this listing. Sounds like a hell of a story. I wish I had a million dollars.

Rabble Rock!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Frightful Dilemma Friday #4

Here is a a doozy -

Would you rather know the exact moment you would die


Know exactly how you would die?

I just realized the new Potter movie ocmes out next week. I knew the date, but didn't realize that it was the 11th already. Man, time seems to be going fast! It was a really good book so I expect the movie will be pretty damn good too.

I've been really bad about visiting all your blogs lately. I promise I am going to start being better again starting this weekend. I used to be so good about visiting everyday and once I bought this business, time has become less available.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th!

Have a great day everyone. Be safe...

Day 60. 59, 58 and 57

I am tired.
I am really broke.
I am out of extra credits.

Why do people not respond to my messages? I speak of Myspace in this instance and even emails? Are you really that busy? Life is a busy thing and I can understand that, but did I say something to offend you?

Ever find out something about someone that you really can't go around telling other people? I hate that feeling of having a kinda-secret that you have to just keep. Suck right?

Is something wrong with me that I suddenly want Transformers for my birthday? I am going to be 29 for Pete's sake

I didn't know this countdown thing would be so difficult. It's not even bout the writing part either.

Sold something on ebay the other day. I officially made negative 2 bucks. SWEET!

Why is my house so quite and peaceful this week? hmmmm

UFC Saturday night at Arco Arena. My only hope? Another episode of Tito Ortiz getting his ass kicked. Maybe for 3 rounds this time.

Anyone have any yard tools I can borrow? I have to garden my yards.

I miss ice cream. I haven't had it in a while.

Whoever invented text and picture messages can go to hell.

I found a new motivation for the next lil while. a nice movie and a wonder picture will carry my emotions for the next month or so.

That's all.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Transformers Review

I saw Transformers last night at the first possible showing. There wasn't really any doubt by anyone that knows me that this would happen anyway. As a boy who loved Transformers as a kid, the fact that a live action film of the Transformers was finally being put on screen was quite monumental. So how was it? This movie kicked major ass! I loved it. It had great action, great humor, and fantastic special effects. There were a few silly parts, but I was able to look past them because of how great the movie was. They really got the personalities of the old Transformers down solid and that was really impressive in its self. Seriously, I don't think I could have expected anything else. Bravo Michael Bay. When it was announced that you were making this film, some people rolled their eyes, but you and Speilberg did it right. I am a happy boy.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Day 63, 62 and 61

I am going to make it all up by wrapping this all up very clearly.

I've been happy for three weeks. Then the wrecking ball comes through. I tired. I stopped being the friend that loves her and just tried to be the friend. I knew exactly what she wanted. I knew exactly why she wanted to get away. All I needed was a little feedback. NOPE!

"Do you know where you are going? Take me home. No cause you toss and turn and snore. Is my car okay?" Ya know what I am just going to be upset all day you might as well just take me home."

Then I got the pleasure of listening to your wonderful little argument.

Ya know what. Naw. I'm not going into detail on this shit. I am not the one to blame.
I have 90 bucks to last 2 weeks. I had to call in favors from two co-workers. I had to do the research of something you set in motion and wanted to do, but apparently didn't have to energy to get up and find out about it yourself. You wanted me to come in and make you forget it all existed for 24 hours and I can't do that with no money. Not in fucking San Francisco on a Saturday at 9 pm. When you were the one who went to sleep and shut it down.

You ran away. I made the sacrifice and all I got was my balls cut off in the process. I played a horrible basketball game tonight cause I just had poison running through my veins all weekend.
I feel all those bad things you aren't suppose to feel after seeing someone. I was happy to see you and even happier to see you go.

Not that they measure up on that scale of beauty, but I can list the 4 women I had to say no to because I had to. HAD TO cause I ain't that guy. I ain't that cheating kinda guy, even if it's just my heart and own beliefs that I'd be cheating on. I have one girl sending me pictures by phone. I got one girl visiting from Arkansas basically giving me the slide into home sign. I got another inviting me to Santa Cruz. All this morale fiber didn't mean shit. I had one girl sleep in my bed and I curled up in a fucking fetal position so as to not do anything with this woman. AND I am the one who gets the, "honestly I don't know why I bother?" Fucking really!

Ya know what? I find no satisfaction in this outrage. My commentary is unnecessary. It's not making me feel better. And if I have to listen to any one tell me what a good guy I am then I'm going to punch my walls.

I can actually feel the moment now. I don't even want to go tomorrow. I dislike that "awe shucks" look I get from people when I find myself spilling anything out. It's like well if you didn't want a reaction then why would you write about it dummy?

Simply I made this promise to this lil countdown to chronicle the days leading up to something. To monitor my behavior and my lifestyle in order to find some answers to lil things I think I need to know. So, I stick with honesty and being an open book.

I don't get it. I have nothing to draw upon to make it all make sense to me. Prior to said weekend incident I was still confessing my jealousy. I was still getting kicked in the nuts for having feelings. Then you came to me? You really could have just done it yourself. But no you gotta be sucha a girl about it and be afraid of fucking things when you know where you are going and why you are going? Idle threats. I hope I helped you to finally make this whole situation blow up. You have been living with a fucked up situation since you were a teenager and all I tried to do was make you realize there is always a fucking choice in life. Much like for me. I could have ignored to texts. I could have just not called. But I care. I do want better for you and I do want to help. You are just one stubborn lil girl I tell you what.

Even now in a posting you will never read I can't write the words down. No balls I tell you.

Why is it the first person to make me feel like I was something is also the same person who can make me believe I ain't shit?

My advice people? Don't stay at the Ramada limited off 7th street in San Francisco.
Don't take a girl to Fisherman's warf when she says that where she wants to go, cause once you are a mile away she will tell you to go home. After sleeping for 10 hours don't go take a shower and make too much noise. Oh and fuck being a friend to someone who is in need when they ask for it cause there is no point. All ya end up with is less money and another fucking memory nugget for the future of "no having a girl in my life ever" I am leading up to. All comments will not be read after I post this cause right now I don't care if you care. I don't care what you say.
Rabble Rock.

Movie Reviews

Saw 3 more movies over the last week that I need to review...

Children of Men - Movie set in the not so distant future in England where women have lost their ability to get pregnant. In fact, the last human birth was 18 years prior, I believe. Well, as you can imagine, a situation like this leads to human downfall, revolutions over who is repsonsible, etc. I really don't want to say too much more as it might give information away, but it was an enjoyable movie. I had heard so many good things about it that I expected it to be a little better, but it was still good. I really loved the colors and tones the director chose in making this movie. Visually, it was awesome. It had one very powerful scene at the end! If you have seen it, and I will try not to spoil anything, I am talking about the scene where soldiers are lined up and staring at a few people walking. Awesome scene. 6.5 out of 10.

An Inconvenient Truth - This is the Al Gore Acacdemy Award winning documentary on global warming. This movie was a real eye opener. They explain everything really well so that all can understand and you find yourself glued to fact after fact. Really makes you want to initiate change. 7.5 out of 10

Live Free or Die Hard - HELL YEAH!!!! Ok, so I have been excited about this movie for a long time, but was a little hesitant because of the watered down PG-13 rating. This rating does not affect the movie at all. In fact, I was surprised how much they got out of the PG 13 rating. This was an awesome movie. This may be one the most blasphemous things I have ever said, but this may be the best of the series. Seriously. Great action, great humor, and Bruce Willis was at his all time action best. John McClane is back people! 9.5 out of 10

Tomorrow night - TRANSFORMERS!!!