"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man. The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched." - Henry David Thoreau
I recommend the swordfish
I'm So Happy I Could Barf
domingo, 21 de diciembre, 2003
Let's start with a "quote":
"I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, 'Stop! Don't do it!' 'Why shouldn't I?' he said. I said, 'Well, there's so much to live for!' He said, 'Like what?' I said, 'Well...are you religious or atheist?' He said, 'Religious.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?' He said, 'Christian.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?' He said, 'Protestant.' I said, 'Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?' He said, 'Baptist!' I said, 'Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?' He said, 'Baptist Church of God!' I said, 'Me too! Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?' He said, 'Reformed Baptist Church of God!' I said, 'Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?' He said, 'Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!' I
said, 'Die, heretic scum,' and pushed him off."
- Emo Philips
[Dang... I heard this four years ago... I'm so old...]
Eeee!! I'm so glad it's finally break. I can see all the friends that I want to see in person. I actually feel happy (a rarity). Now I feel anticipation... now depression, because before I know it, vacation will be over. ::sigh:: My happiness doesn't even last 5 seconds. What's most likely coming up: Queens, a theatrical movie, some DVD movies, New Jersey,
Alexander Hamilton's grave, and some general hanging out. More later? The world may never know...
I'm quite secular (yet I was more religious now than a few years ago...), but some of my most favorite songs are Christmas songs...
Merry early Christmas.
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sábado, seis de diciembre, 2003
Och. Snow, snow y mÃ¡s snow.
It just got worse as I started to type this. New York's probably the prettiest when it snows a lot, because there aren't teems of people and clots of cars in the sidewalks and streets. I'll just sit in the middle of a park (NOT Central Park) and watch the snow. El otoÃ±o es mi estaciÃ³n favorita, pero el invierno es segundo. No me gusta la primavera y el verano. I abhor them. It's just so... warm
. Yech. I went out yesterday, but I'm staying in today, drink a lot of hot niu wei soup
, and watch those DVDs
I bought yesterday in the twirling snow.
"We must go forward, not backward, upward, not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"
Oh, and I am seriously pondering about contemplating leaving... I like nutang, but I have other online things to maintain (e.g., a site, another weblog I write in with much more gusto, trying to keep my e-mails to under 100, but is still at 200+, etc.). I don't really write much here anyway, and am pretty much alone. We (I) shall see...
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Syndicated South Park is teh awesome
lunes, 7 de noviembre, 2005
: ...and now Chris and Saddam just keep killing each other over and over and I don't know which one to pick.
"What the hell happened to you?"
: You got kicked out of here for being a headstrong rebel and now you're a whiny little bitch.
"Well, I just don't know which one to pick!"
: No, you've become dependent on relationships. So you haven't even considered the option of not being with either of them. If you're not sexually attracted to someone, you're not ever going to be. But Saddam isn't right either. He's the other extreme. You need to spend time alone, so you can find the balance, the middle ground. That's what I always do because I'm a Buddhist.
: Wow, you're right. You know I've had steady relationships for the last thousand years and when one ends, I just start another one. But I haven't taken the time to be secure with myself.
: Hey, thanks, God. I forgot how clear you make things sometimes.
: It was nice to see you again, Satan.
: You too.
I should really stop making these posts of what I want to buy that haven't been released yet... all righty this will be the last one for a while, but if I hadn't been so damned impatient and waited for a few days for the images to be available at Amazon this wouldn't even be necessary!
Srsly, what's going on with the image of The Simpsons 7th Season boxset? I want to see Marge's fucked-up head on Amazon already!!
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miércoles, 2 de febrero, 2005
Usually I don't go to J&R
's Clearance Outlet because there really aren't any good selections for a good price, unless they have their 99Â¢ CD sale (Lifehouse and Our Lady Peace last time), but I bought the Zatoichi
DVDs for $9.99. It was unwrapped, but there weren't any heavy scratches on the cover and the discs were in perfect condition. Two movies for the price of one! Suck on that, everybody else. ...Though now I have two copies of Sonatine
and I have Quentin Tarantino presenting the film... didn't he present Hero
, too? Too bad I saw it two years ago, and bought it for $5.95, QT. Well... at least it's Quentin Tarantino and not Mischa Barton or something. Wow, I haven't typed this much about myself since the second entry. Maybe I'll talk about how stupid War & Beauty
(HK drama) was next time! The possibilities are endless.
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sábado, 26 de junio, 2004
Believe it or not, I watched the first season of SpongeBob on DVD (all seven and a half hours which is not including the special features, which I saw most of) in three days. Now I'll retire and wait for my head to explode... (As a side note, I volunteered at BARC
. It was fairly cool.)
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Leave all the ashes you made out of me
viernes, 4 de agosto, 2006
miércoles, 15 de junio 2005
After watching ROTS (for the second time) on the 12th, I popped in my ANH DVD for continuation purposes and was transported once again to my relatively recent youth... and as scenes with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) progressed I started to cry, which surprised me, but even more surprising, why? I knew he was going to "die," I had seen the movie at least 5 times (and about a different edition each time; thanks George). Or maybe it's because of my estrogen. Hahaihahalhahaohahavhahae hahaehahawhahaahahan hahamhahachahaghaharhahaehahaghahaohahar.
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lunes, 8 de agosto 2005
I never understand dreams. I dreamt that I was lost with all my old classmates, and I don't mean lost-in-a-mall lost, but lost like that ABC show Lost
. I think we were on an island and we were waiting for someone to pick us up. Anyway, a mystery ensues because for some reason my Manhattan Portage messenger bag was stolen. I go around asking people and finally it turns out Eddie took it and put it somewhere. So I confront Eddie and I say, "if you don't give that bag back to me you'll have to pay me $30 or $40 for it." He says he'll get it and it turns out all my stuff inside had been passed amongst the girls. Okay notice I said "girls" and not "guys" or "everyone else" because strangely enough I had feminine products in my bag (and this bag is not that big)... such as two boxes of tampons and a box of Venus Gillette razors. I confront the girls too and get my stuff back. And then something happened. Like a polar bear came out of nowhere in the hot jungle or puffs of smoke appeared or something.
(All actual people from my past and my real bag featured in my dream!)
It was weird since it was like a combination of two of my favorite new TV drama series to come out last year, Lost
and Veronica Mars
. Watch it on Wednesdays at 9 pm in the new fall season!!
Which reminds me, there's too much stuff coming out in the last two quarters of this year
This is all the stuff I want... that's available for pre-order
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