Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
anyways, i was trying to look for some Duran Duran tickets for Dec 9th at the ACC (i'm putting this out there if anyone can snag floor seats for me!) and eBay was providing nothing good, so i decided to venture out onto Craigslist. long story short... Safari and i started to get off track looking at (read between the lines: making fun of) the personal ads. i've decided to share some gems with you... my bad if these are any of yours. but hey, public domain... ;)
Missed Connections posts:
"you installed my digital box last week. i really wanted you to work on my box instead... " w4m
"At Club Monaco, you were the cute asian guy wearing an argyle sweater and dress shirt. You helped me with some jeans and I asked if you wanted to come into my dressing room with me. You said you couldn't but I could tell you were interested. I hope I wasn't being too forward and also that you find this. I'd like to hang out sometime..." m4m
"You were the very very cute emo boy at Starbucks sherwood forest Friday afternoon. You had black hair that you kept flipping over your face. i want to meet you!!" w4m
"Dear John (or Johnny, as we decided I should refer to you as), we talked about your job a little bit (lawyer) and my current striking situation as a Grad student at York. You just turned 29, although I placed you at 28. You couldn't believe I was any older than 22. The police came and broke up the party before I could find you again and get your number. In the off chance that you read these things as religiously as I do, write me back. -L" w4m
"Waldo seeking female Waldo. I was with my friends dressed in a red striped sweater. you walked by and my friends spotted you but I did not. They mentioned how you were dressed exactly like me in a red striped sweater and round glasses. I wish I had found you" m4w
then we came across a *graphic picture and **offer that we both didn't wanna see... so... that was enough Craigslist for the day!!!!!!
i don't review stuff often & i'm not much of a critic... but i know what i like & what i don't... & i got a peek at this album a little early (thx gav ;) and i must admit... i love it! overall, i liked the electronic sound (reminded me a lot of some of my fav 80's stuff... can't knock the synth) and i didn't mind the excess kanye singing... the album's mood was a little dark, but i'm not mad at it
stand out songs for me (other than the singles):
-Welcome to Heartbreak ft. Kid Cudi
-Paranoid feat Mr. Hudson*
-See You In My Knightmares ft. Lil Wayne (did he really just say "you think your shit don't stink but you are Ms. P-U" on the track?! ha!)
*my faves... Paranoid has got to be a single!
i'll still buy the CD tho... i like cover art... you should too ;)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
the concert was like... 3 weeks ago. i know. this is kinda overdue. but better late than never! i never realized that T-Pain was so entertaining and could actually sing (it's true!). too bad 90% of the damn show was a lipsync...
Friday, November 21, 2008
so i'm putting a little list together of... Need Vs. Want to allocate my minimal funds (normally it would all fall under "need")...
christmas gifts (mom + dad + select friends)
new winter boots
black leather jacket
plane ticket to LA
silk scarves (Hermes would be pushing it, wouldn't it...)
American Apparel Circle scarf (shuttup, it is a NEED)
PSP2 (i need this to play SingStar...)
over the knee black suede fringe boots
Swarovski Princess ring
the new Oprah book (it seems inspirational, what??)
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer (soft matte suntan pls)
NEEDS/WANTS that became HAVES recently
sequin berets (black & silver!) - super cute
over the knee grey suede boots - thanks eBay
American Apparel batwing hoodie... trying to buy that right now online... (maybe i should get the Circle Scarf too ;)
these lists could go on and on... but these are some particular items that have been on my mind lately...
so feel free to help me out here, ok? :)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
anyways, when we were gathering the squash equipment, Dave (the rec center guy), asked me if i knew Linda that used to work there... and i said no. so here comes the story:
Dave said he was supposed to give a cheque to Linda, but all he had was one for Erin... and no one that worked there was named that...
Dave: who is Erin?
Linda: i'm Erin.
Dave: um, no you are Linda.
Linda: no... my name is Erin...
*manager shaking their head behind Dave to stop*
Dave: uh, no really, you are Linda... this cheque is for Erin...
Manager: No, that's Erin... she's always been Erin...
*Dave looks down at cheque and sees that the cheque is made out to Erin Magical Elf*
Later, he gets an explanation that Linda Kay Roberts is now Erin Magical Elf... and she sees fairies and elves outside her condo.
stories like this make me feel a lot better about myself on a bad day! haha!
(but also a little creeped out that they lived in my complex!)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
but then you see something like this...
... my friend magda (HI MAGDA!!!) and her little girl joey. sooo cute.
maybe.... just maaaaaaaybe i secretly want one too....
i didn't say it.
magda: name your new bun in the oven after me... if you can name your baby girl joey, then you can name your baby boy yvette. or killa. take your pick ;)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
my fav games?
-anything Mario (in particular, Mario Bros 2 + 3 and Super Mario World)
-Street Fighter (with the new players and YES i knew how to do all the moves, not just press all the buttons... sorry to call some of the ladies out!)
the first game i played today was Tetris... i was a little rusty at first (i didn't have long, manicured nails as a kid, go figure), but as you'll notice by the screenshot... i got right back into the groove. i'm very particular about the way i play this game... if i can't win by getting ALL Tetris' (thats 4 lines in a row, for those that are not familiar)... i wanna start over.
don't sweat the perfect technique!! (don't mind all the pantyhose and Fafi stuff lying around the tv... cleaning my room wasn't high on my list of priorities today)
Bubble Bobble... not to toot my own horn, but i kick ass at this game. i never get bored of it and i know everything about it! i think it's the first video game i ever played (thx to my cousin Mark) and playing it again brought back so many memories...random:
i usually always play it alone (only child) but if i ever play with someone, i insist on being player 2 (the blue + pink dragon!).
on level 9, make sure to blow lots of bubbles before you kill all the bad guys... because once you pop the last one, all the leftover bubbles turn into carrots (true!)
level 28 is my fav level
i think i like this game so much because the players are cute and cuddly baby dragons who spit bubbles... and when you kill the enemies, they turn into fruits, cakes and candies ;)
Monday, November 17, 2008
and lets not forget all the trashy girltalk!!!
we went to my girlfriend jackie's house... it was just 3 of us (my bff jen came over too) and we tried to include melissa via MSN, shes working in Dubai now (hi melissa!!!). then around midnight we called michelle to wish her a happy birthday and begged her to come by to feast on the junkfood... and a homemade bday cake :)
... but we had an alterior motive ;)
jackie's Rockband disc wouldn't work... so we forced the birthday girl to bring hers. AND her SingStar game. i love that game (www.us.playstation.com/singstar) so much. even though i mildly suck at singing (UNDERSTATEMENT) i have lots of fun... you can even battle eachother! i was sort of the champion of the night (i disqualified michelle for being the owner of the game and knowing every damn song)
i also don't have the girliest voice... so i have a lot of trouble with the girl songs (couldn't sing Destiny's Child, Rihanna or Alicia Keys) but i kicked ass in boy songs (Hoobastank, The Killers, All American Rejects)
so i've decided... i want my very own SingStar... i'm not telling you when my birthday is because i want it NOW!!! (in addition to the 80's, 90's, Pop 2 and Amped discs... thanks.)
michelle and her homemade birthday cake! (vanilla, the best kind! with the *secret ingredient* too ;)
yeah, that'd be me during "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". believe it or not, my singing was worse than that dancing!
please buy me SingStar... please? :)
PS: um. can you get me the Playstation 2 i need for it too?! thanks...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
my mom works out almost everyday and broke her previous mp3 player last year... so for Christmas i bought her a iPod shuffle. and it's been collecting dust ever since (i'm so bad with electronics, i swear i would have blown the thing up trying to install)... UNTIL TODAY! i started to feel guilty when i noticed her little wishlist of songs was getting longer and longer...
i got my ass in gear and hooked the thing up and i am currently snagging the songs. i could only find about 6 on my current iTunes (Mariah Carey & Spice Girls for the record). i just have to share the rest:
I Wanna Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Take My Breath Away - Berlin (damn, Top Gun was high on my mom's list?!)
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Home - Michael Buble (mom's just love this guy... and Josh Groban... wtf)
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Middler (no comment)
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
(ok just about every Bee Gees song........)
We Are the Champions - Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (this was the only cool song on the list... and my mom crossed it out! of all Queen songs to cross out!?)
the last one was tough....
Sometimes When We Touch (ok... she didn't specify... did she want the Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton... or Air Supply version? AREN'T THEY ALL "MOM" WORTHY?)
ok thats it. you should all be able to relate to this. and any men that read any of my saturday entries probably feel like they've just lost their soul.
PS i went with Barry.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
anyways... some pictures of the day's finds...
i walked in hungry and wanted to nibble on something as i walked around... so i headed over to one of the snack shops. i have to admit, i have a weakness for asian snacks (except for those pickled/preserved fruits... ew) haha... i settled on these. they are Japanese corn snacks (think crunchy Cheetos, only no cheese. replace with various asian inspired flavours... squid, wasabi, bbq'd corn... yeah i dunno)
these are weird... there was a store that had a whole window display of them. they are little stuffed dogs that are sleeping in baskets... but you can see their little bodies rise and fall, as if they are breathing :S um... why don't you just GET A REAL DOG?
so the snacks held me over until i really had to get down to business. walking around the food court is always a little daunting for me because i'm still a little squeamish with some of the more... lets call them... ethnic varities (i am not a hit at the family parties). gimme a break, i still ask for a fork when i go to Chinese restaurants :(
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
i'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but i can safely say that girl's nights out are the best! expect more posts/pics when i steal them from the rest of the party goers ;)