Friday, January 6

Letter #101

I use to get a lot more of these when I was in high school. I just found this in my drawer today, while I was looking for my camera charger and I thought it was ridiculous to post in this blog.

And let me also say that I hate when people I don't know say I have a cute name or that I am cute or ask me if my name is real or/and a nickname. I hate ego inflators, I don't need it. Like my momma says, "You can boost your ego just by eating cake!" I don't know what she means for sure, but it makes me feel way better than anything anyone else has to say.

Um, but I guess I still like to hear it.

And here's the letter,


Part 1 (the front)

Part 2 (the back)

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Okay, so I stumbled upon this website called and basically you enter a url into it's translation box, select a language if you'd like (I just went with english) and then click 'translate'. This is what I got for this blog!


I like the way Angelo's name is the only one that got "translated" out of the three of us.

Also, I think it's funny how half of the content in the blog is already vulgar and doesn't need to be translated. I'm going to go play Animal Crossing now.

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Thursday, January 5

The Grates review? I guess.

The Grates

The Grates! Are great? It depends on your musical taste ...I guess. The Grates remind me of being fifteen, watching Ghost World and not getting it, but still liking it. I've read a few other reviews of The Grates on-line where they compare them to the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, I think that's bullshit. Maybe the song "Message" sounds a tad like a Karen O tantrum, but all of The Grates songs stand on their own and this just might be because The Yeah Yeah Yeah's aren't from "way down under" and The Grates are. I think this gives The Grates their edge.
Also, I read in an interview (which I can't find now) that the Grates are just 3 friends that get together for a half hour and make music. I liked reading that 'cause I definitely pick up on an apathetic tone in their songs, basically they don't care and just want to have fun and make music. Anyways, here's four words that I think of while listening to The Grates: sex, foil, lipstick, & plush animals.

wash me down

(P.S. this makes me laugh)

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Erik AH made this,

Do not press.

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The Tallest Man

My New Years Resolution, I want to be more open with my feelings when I try to write. This includes blog posts. When I talk in person and online to people my words flow freely and it isn't a problem for me to talk about anything going on in my life. But, as soon as I open ecto to post a blog I have nothing to say and all i can do is regurgitate information that I read in other blogs. I should be able to do this. I've never been able to keep a journal for more then a week. I need to do laundry. My clothes are a mess. Matt text messaged me today. He wants to come by and hang out, check out the house. He'll be back at PCC next semester. Its going to be very interesting if he starts hanging around again. I have so many memories of Angelos house with Matt and Alex. . . . (next day) wow ok so i fell asleep while i was typing last night. Angelo threw a party tonight to celebrate everyone going back to college. Ronald and his cousin Josh showed up first. Then Jos and Nick. Rob came back. Then they all left and it was me, rob, angelo and, nat. we played two rounds of beer pong. thats pretty much it. angelo and i have to pick up scott tomorrow at 11am at LAX. . . .

. . . p e r s o n a l f e e l i n g s . . . . hard to describe. . . i believe i'm doing better then yesterday. . . my eyes want to close. . . i should probably sleep. . . i know i'm going to need it if i need to wake up @ 10 tomorrow . . . right now its 3:30 am . . . . good night everyone . . i will continue to work on my posts and as time goes on they will become more personal and you will have a deeper insight into my life.

Tuesday, January 3

Google PC?

Google PC?:

Google will unveil its own low-price personal computer or other device that connects to the Internet. Sources say Google has been in negotiations with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., among other retailers, to sell a Google PC. The machine would run an operating system created by Google, not Microsoft's Windows, which is one reason it would be so cheap — perhaps as little as a couple of hundred dollars.

Bear Stearns analysts speculated in a research report last month that consumers would soon see something called "Google Cubes" — a small hardware box that could allow users to move songs, videos and other digital files between their computers and TV sets. Larry Page, Google's co-founder and president of products, will give a keynote address Friday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Analysts suspect that Page will use the opportunity either to show off a Google computing device or announce a partnership with a big retailer to sell such a machine.
News source: LA Times

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Match Point

The man who said 'I'd rather be lucky than good’ saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net and for a split second it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward and you win…or maybe it doesn’t, and you lose.”

A one-time tennis pro, Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) was used to falling just short in his life. But when he befriends Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode) and marries his sister, Chloe (Emily Mortimer), the doors are opened to the kind of money and success that Chris had once only dreamed of. Chris should have settled for happiness, but he is torn by his attraction to Tom’s impossibly beautiful and sensual fiance, Nola (Scarlett Johansson). The attraction turns to an obsession that forces Chris to make a critical choice. Now everything in his life hinges on if Chris falls short again…and whether or not his luck runs out.

“Match Point” is a drama about ambition and obsession, the seduction of wealth, and the often discordant relationship between love and sexual passion. Perhaps most importantly, however, the story reveals the huge part luck plays in the events of our lives, refuting the comforting misconception that more of life is under our control than really is.

The film stars Scarlett Johansson (“Lost in Translation,” “Girl With a Pearl Earring”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Bend it Like Beckham,” TV’s “Elvis”), Emily Mortimer (“Lovely & Amazing,” “Bright Young Things”), Matthew Goode (“Chasing Liberty”), Brian Cox (“The Bourne Identity,” “Red Eye”) and Penelope Wilton (“Iris,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Woody Allen (“Annie Hall,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”), “Match Point” represents a departure for the native New Yorker, the majority of whose films lovingly depict New York and—not always so lovingly—New Yorkers. Crossing the Atlantic for the first time in his film career, Allen set “Match Point” in London, where it was also filmed.

Premiering to rave reviews at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, “Match Point” was produced by Letty Aronson, Gareth Wiley and Lucy Darwin. Stephen Tenenbaum served as the executive producer, with Helen Robin and Nicky Kentish Barnes co-producing, and Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe co-executive producing. “Match Point” will be distributed domestically by DreamWorks.


Cant wait to see this movie. I'll be sure to post my review after i see it.

Monday, January 2

someone i want to party with

so while reading my daily blogs i stumble upon this little treasure:

i couldn't believe that it happened today.
get up this morning to drive my buddy hugh home at 8 am after he crashed on my couch. i walk downstairs, 2 minutes after i woke up. living room is pitch dark.

me: 'hey dude, what's goin' on.'
hugh: 'mfgajffff'
me: 'it's time dude.... time for all the ladies to get down with benny c.'
hugh: 'wha...? dude, what are you doing up?'
me: 'uh, it's 8 am, it's time to take you home.'

it is at this precise moment when i realize that hugh is not on my couch. it is greg, a bartender from tavern in the square who had been locked out of his place.

me: 'oh... oh shit man... i'm sorry. i thought you were hugh.'
greg: 'hugh left at like, 3 am last night in a cab.'
me: 'wow... sorry man.... whoa... didn't mean to wake you up.'

i should also mention that hugh is a 6'2", 220 pound white irish guy. greg is a 5'11", 220 pound black guy. what an awkward and disorienting moment THAT was at 8 am on a saturday morning.

Happy New Year!

I'm already beginning to miss 2005. 2005 in review:

A 1,600-inmate faith-based prison opened in Crawfordville, Florida. Police began random bag checks of subway passengers in New York City. It was revealed that the CIA had set up a secret system of prisons, called "black sites," around the world; it was also revealed that the National Security Agency was spying on Americans without first obtaining warrants. Journalist Judith Miller was released from jail and said she wanted to hug her dog. U.S. Congressman Tom DeLay was arrested; U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was indicted. The Pentagon admitted to using white phosphorus during the 2004 attack on Fallujah, Iraq, and allocated $127 billion to build a robot army. The total number of American soldiers killed in the Iraq war rose to 2,174, while the total number of Iraqi civilians killed rose to 27,636. "We are all waiting for death," said an Iraqi soldier, "like the moon waiting for sunset." The U.S. Defense Department, in violation of the federal Privacy Act, was building a database of 30 million 16- to 25-year-olds. The Department of Homeland Security announced that it had wasted a great deal of money and needed much more. Starbucks came to Guantanamo Bay. Scientists began work on a complete, molecule-level computer simulation of the human brain. The project will take at least ten years.

Happy New Year! Hopefully 2006 will be as great as the last.