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|Monday, February 19th, 2007|
|Operation Be Good To Myself
I haven't posted to el jay in a while, simply because I haven't had anything to say. I'm not one of those post every little detail that happens in my day type of people, and well, my life is a big bowl of suck for the past couple of months.
I had an epiphany recently, and this is what it is. If I continue to treat my body the way I treat it (partying, eating excessively, drinking, etc) I am going to die before I hit 26. I cannot keep this up. I'm not a rockstar and I don't want to be one. I'm 24, I have responsibilities in life, to my friends, my family, my job, and myself. And I have to treat myself well, because no one else will.
I've been sober for 8 days now, and have gone to the gym twice in that span. My goal is a 10-day sobriety detox period, followed by the introduction of alcohol back into my life. The thing is, it's fucking stupid to go out and just start bingeing again, so I have to be sure that whatever I continue to do, I do with moderation.
Anyways, Day 8. And I've been to bars, been out with friends, and have even gone hiking out in San Mateo. I'm exhausted but I'm not sick or broken or hungover or in pain.
Baby steps. I can do this.
|Wednesday, November 1st, 2006|
|Tuesday, September 12th, 2006|
|Major Doubts with the Boom Boom
I've beginning to have major major doubts with how I live my life. Major doubts. Like "my whole world and everything I've ever learned is wrong" doubts. It was brought on by an automatic toilet flusher.
See, I realized, that everytime I use a toilet with an automatic toilet flusher, that it *always* randomly flushes the moment I move off the seat, post-boom boom. This gives me NO time to wipe, NO time to do anything but get off the seat and *[...flush...]* I then have to do all my dirty work, and do the wipe-wipe-wipe and then throw it into the toilet. I want the wipe-wipe-wipe to flush down, but it doesn't! I have to trigger the automatic flush sensor by waving my hands in front of the toilet. It flushes again - that is now two flushes for one bathroom excursion. When I leave, it senses the stall door moving, and again, a third flush. Images of the marketed Water Hog from my Southern California youth dance in my head.
So - is it just me? Am I wipe-wipe-wiping at the wrong time? Is this the universe's way of telling me that the way I've learned to boom boom and wipe-wipe-wipe totally incorrectly, that I should somehow already have wipe-wipe-wiped before I get off the toilet? I can't imagine that this be possible, but I've never seen anyone else's boom boom routine (and I'm NOT asking for volunteers). But the fact that it seems the people in charge would have programmed the toilet to flush once everything is done makes me believe I'm boom booming incorrectly. And somehow, this makes me feel totally and utterly inadequate.
|Friday, August 25th, 2006|
I'm kind of stressed. I have hella to do since I'm leaving for Chicago on Sunday for two weeks for work. I gotta get a suitcase (hey, I barely leave the City, let alone the State, let alone long enough that I'd need a suitcase for it). I have to finish all my shiznitt for work up, and I have to go drink today. Ok ok, that's not a "have to" but it's a want to, and damnit, I just got a promotion and raise, so screw that.
|Thursday, July 20th, 2006|
So y'all know that my Vespa's named Gouda (she's Gouda da Scoota!).
Anyways, I stumbled onto the Wikipedia
page, and look what I found:"Gouda"
- (Goo-dah) Referring to Cheddar
, The Duckets
, Skrilla, Benjamins, Grip, Greenbacks, Cash-Money, or most widely known as the US Dollar
Dude, Gouda so street. I gotta gas-break-dip and ghost-ride da whip on the scooter more often. And how awesome would a scooter hyphy train be?
|Monday, July 10th, 2006|
|La Coupe du Monde
I was watching my first world cup football game ever yesterday to see Italy v. France. I was cheering for France because they have better wine and cheese, but then I was *really* cheering for France when that Zidane guy headbutted the Italian dude!
Seriously, who says French guys are wusses?!
I've been practicing his move (the Zidane) against various padded objects in my apartment (i.e. couch, pillow, exercise ball) and plan to use it the next time a homeless person asks me for crack money. Although I felt kind of dizzy this morning when I tried to headbutt the snooze button on my alarm clock.
We were all really wondering what the Italian dude could have said to set Zidane off. I think he said something like "Your momma's a spicy meatball! Gorgonzola Macaroni! Estupido Zucchini!" And then Zidane said "Croissant baguette!" and let loose.
This leads me to another idea - a streetfighter-type video game where people say the most stereotypical and culturally irrelevant thing when they do their power moves. Instead of "Yoga Flame!" or "Ha Doo Kin" they'd say "Chicken Tikka!" or "Sashimi!"
ETA: I've been practicing my moves with this game: http://gamesdr.com/accj/knock_materazzi_out.html
ETA: My masterful MSPaint Skills....
|Friday, July 7th, 2006|
|The Juicy Lucy - a South Minneapolis Special
From Wikipedia:A juicy lucy (or jucy lucy) is a hamburger where the cheese is cooked inside the burger. A piece of cheese is surrounded by raw meat and cooked until it melts, resulting in a molten core of cheese embedded in the burger. Since this cheese is scaldingly hot and has a tendency to gush out over the lips at the first bite, most places that serve juicy lucys make a point of warning people that appear to be new to the establishment to let the burger cool before eating.
It is popular in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota area, and though it is in dispute, was apparently invented at Matt's Bar in south Minneapolis (Matt's is the source of the "Jucy Lucy" spelling). The 5-8 Club further south on Cedar Ave also claims to have invented the sandwich, although that restaurant uses the "Juicy Lucy" spelling. In some ways it can be considered the Twin Citian equivalent of the cheesesteak, and engenders similar feelings of protectiveness in some people. However, gourmet reinterpretations of Lucy are encouraged, rather than quashed (unlike similar and better-known signature dishes of other cities, like the cheesesteak or the Chicago style hot dog).
My version of The Juicy Lucy - 1.5 pounds of meat, 6 slices of cheese. You jeal.( The Juicy Lucy - a photospreadCollapse )
|Tuesday, June 13th, 2006|
|S - M - R - T! I am so smart!
So, there's this organization for my work that I'm supposed to join, and one of the things you have to have is a course in micro and macro economics in order to join. Me, I was too busy taking math, computer science, and art history courses in college to ever take a boring econ course. However, I read through the fine lines, and it appears if I can prove I took the AP Micro and Macro-econ exams and got at least a 4 on both of them, then I can qualify for the educational credit.
So, there's a lot of back-and-forth between me and my high school, since I thought they might have had my test scores on record. Long story short, I had to contact The College Board and request a transcript of my AP scores that I took seven years ago. They had to extract the scores from some archive since I had passed the four year threshold.
Anyways, so I finally get a copy of my scores yesterday. And I totally forgot how goddamn smart I am! I took 12 AP Exams in high school (grade 11 and 12) and got eleven 5s and one 4! I also received an AP National Scholar with Distinction award.
Add to the 3 subsidiary exams for International Baccalaureate, and 3 Higher Level exams (2 part exams, each part 4 hours) and me getting all 7s on those (I got in the newspaper because apparantly it's a challenge to get just one 7, and I got 6 of them) and I was one SMRT nerd!
No wonder all the colleges wanted me. :)
I know I'm bragging, but seeing these scores that I forgot, I know if I heard someone else do that today, I'd be pretty amazed.
|Wednesday, May 24th, 2006|
|Tuesday, May 16th, 2006|
|Sunday, May 14th, 2006|
|Reason #352 Why I Love This City
A temperatures reach towards 80 degrees today, I go get some crazy delicious Blue Bottle, and go sit on a bench on Hayes Green. I notice a group of like 20 or so middle aged gay men and two excited and happy children. These gay men have decorated Hayes Green with balloons, and popping champagne bottles celebrating - wait for it, wait for it - Mother's Day. They were blowing up balloons and giving them to all the children and mothers who were walking by. There was not a female amongst this group.
Only in San Francisco.
|Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006|
|I'm a thoughtful, kind, and considerate person. No! Really!
eddo: wow im like a big brother type
eddo: im totally comforting too
eddo: she was going to cry and i like made her feel better
djshank: thats totally nice
djshank: well next time im about to cry i should call you
eddo: now im taking her for coffee and we're gonna talk about her job
eddo: i can't believe how kind and considerate of a person im being
djshank: i can
djshank: i knew it was in you
djshank: your bitchy persona can only go so far
eddo: is this a new eddo? find out next week on . . . the CRUNK diaries
eddo: or HYPHY in The City
|I'm quite depressed...
because I just realized that throughout my entire life, everyone's gonna think I'm gay.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
|Friday, April 28th, 2006|
|Thursday, April 27th, 2006|
|i wanna dance with somenbdoy
im stroned out of my ass
i sang i would walk 5000 miles and dont stiopo believin by journey
i was hot
z's f;d up
and hoad fun tooooo
ed just fell off bed!
h H h A HA!!!!!!
WILL CHACH MYSPACE NOW!
Pressin pots utton now
|Thursday, April 20th, 2006|
While on my way to ange420
's place yesterday, I stopped by Mission Dolores park and snapped some pictures.( Large PanoramicCollapse )
I lurve me some SF Panoramics.
I also really like how when you stitch a panoramic together, you sometimes get the same people in the different places. Like the dude on the left who at first was jogging behind the waling man in green in the first pic, and when you pan a little more to the right, you can now see he's passed the walking man in green.
I also captured man walking with khaki jacket and jeans three times, but only managed to capture his kid with white collar and blue sweater twice!
Anyways, I'm new to this whole panoramic thing (and taknig photos in general), but I really like the software and think it's very easy to use.
|Sunday, April 9th, 2006|
|Reflections on 24
- Don't really remember anything after midnight...
- Oldsmobiles have a totally new meaning
- Bliss Bar's watermelon mojitos are CRAZY DELICIOUS
- There may as well have been spotlights, a runway, and techno music pumping when we walked into Santung - because we WORKED the room...
- I effing love Santung
- Lee-Ana and John rock my socks off, got me home safely, and took chicken bones out of my tie
- I fell down my stairs and hurt myself
- My party was way better than the private room party
- my friends are one total HOTT MESS
- Coleena should never drive on San Jose Avenue again
- probably 3 out of 4 people in that bar were there for my bday
- I don't even remember dancing
- I got 4 cheese-related presents
- Keep your friends close, keep the hott ones closer
- Buttons are amazing
Thanks to all who came out - I feel so loved and I love you all in return!
pictures here: http://tinani.c7f.net/eddo/tenny_fo/
|Tuesday, April 4th, 2006|
|I know, it's wet...
... but stop f-ing reminding me HOW wet it is every ten minutes! STOP telling me how it's wetter than some month in 1983. STOP telling me how much rainfall we're getting and what the Weather Channel says the next two weeks are going to be like.
I happen to recall a short January and February ago, the Bay Area was receiving several weeks of temperatues in the 70s and 80s, and everyone was commenting about how great of a place it is to live here and how we're SO glad we're not living in [insert any other big city except LA here].
How quickly we forget, eh?
Seriously, I gotta move out of California - everyone here is such a WIMP.
|Monday, March 20th, 2006|
|Save the Date - Eddo's Birthday
Your favorite large loud crunk Chinaman will be celebrating his 24th year of life and wants you there!
Saturday, April 8th, 9:30 pm - 2 am (and after?)
24th between Noe and Castro
Reminders to follow--
|Sunday, March 12th, 2006|