Monday, November 30, 2009

media update: november

this, of course, is more for my own remembrance than anything else. asterisks denote something i particularly enjoyed. follow this advice at your own risk.

MOVIES:
Shades of Ray
Henry Poole is Here
Couple's Retreat
Duplicity
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Me and Orson Welles *
Porky's
Ten Things I Hate About You (repeat)
Caddyshack (repeat)
The Legend of Billie Jean (repeat)
Chop Shop
The Blind Side *
The Girlfriend Experience
Inside Deep Throat
The Tracey Fragments
Four Christmases


BOOKS:
Jen Lancaster, "Such a Pretty Fat"


MUSIC:
Mew, "And the Glass Handed Kites"
M83, "Saturdays=Youth" *
Ekolu, "Ekolu Music II Anthem" *
Glasvegas, "Glasvegas"
Morrissey, "Years of Refusal"
Morrissey, "Greatest Hits" *
Rihanna, "Rated R" *
Ladytron, "Witching Hour"
Music from the motion picture "Once"
Danyew, "Wake Up" +
Diggy Simmons, "Point to Prove"
Royce da 5'9" "Something 2 Ride 2" +
Fidel Nadal "International Love" +



+ denotes iTunes free download

Sunday, November 29, 2009

six word sunday: the result was sweet and delicious






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Friday, November 27, 2009

cultural tradition

i am likely participating in buy nothing day today. i briefly thought about taking the picture black friday challenge, but that would mean dealing with way too many crazies at the mall or other stores.

and besides, i have all the crap i need right now.

toys "r" them

Thursday, November 26, 2009

gobbler

happy thanksgiving!

so much to be thankful for, perhaps this year i am realizing this more than ever.

i am thankful for my loving family, even if i do complain about them. i'm thankful for a great job, for a comfortable home, food to eat, healthy friends and family, and for the ability to travel the way i do.

i'm thankful that i discovered a passion for making myself healthy this year, and have had the determination to continue with it.



at your own risk

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

back catalogue

trivia last night was good, up until the point we got disqualified for cheating.

yeah, that's right, we cheated at trivia at a pub. my classiness knows no bounds. it was funny to see a friend get into it with the accusing bartender, fully defending our honor despite the fact that, yeah, we did look up an answer or two on google. then i had to throw my two cents in and say, "hey, we're in the silicon valley where everyone and their mother has some kind of smartphone. who's to say i wasn't on twitter, WHICH I WAS?"

s'okay, we just had fun goofing off and didn't really need the $50 in bar credit anyway. but! we will be back.

oh, yes we will.

Monday, November 16, 2009

peep show

i felt like toothpicks were keeping my eyes open most of the day. i got a weird burst of energy toward the end of my training session in the late afternoon, but that is now long gone. it's a quarter to eight, and i'm gonna hit the hay very shortly after i'm through writing this.

this week is going to be busy, i have something every night after work. this, of course, in addition to my workouts. when does it ever end? i feel like i'm getting busier every week, long gone are the days i'd come home from work and lounge around for hours, sometimes watching two movies a night.

got my harmony one in the mail today to replace my old harmony remote. logitech was kind enough to offer a minor discount to replace my current one since the warranty period has expired and it wasn't holding a charge. got it setup, and the touchscreen feature is pretty rad.

alaska air announced direct service between san jose and maui starting in march. this is exciting for several reasons, but perhaps currently so because of the $169 each way introductory fares. gonna book a ticket for early april, mmhmm.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

six word sunday: boothing is fun at any age

Three older ladies in the (digital) photobooth at Ka'ahumanu Center





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Sunday, November 08, 2009

six word sunday: seasons changed, but they did not







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Friday, November 06, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

six word sunday: the waiting game was her favorite.

i'm deathly allergic to cats





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