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"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
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The Beginning of an End
domingo, 15 de junio, 2003
My first entry. Therefore a virgin. Also, if the zero people out there reading this know how to make the rest of my modules transparent (with "opacity"), please help me. I am still pondering what to do with this blog. Arrivederci.
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Blizzard
sábado, seis de diciembre, 2003
Och. Snow, snow y más 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 otoño es mi estación 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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The Olympics
sábado, 14 de agosto, 2004
Why do tacos have to be so good?
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Yay (not)
domingo, 12 de septiembre, 2004
I've been missing real TV, not reality TV, but since I don't have any money or rather, don't want to spend it, I'm relegated to borrowing (actually my mom borrowed it) stuff I don't exactly want to see... like melodramatic dubbed Korean TV serials about crying and families. Beautiful Days, Mei Hao Ri Zi, May Ho Yut Jee, but what is it in Korean? Hm... ::ponders thoughtfully for no reason::
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Thank you for the music
domingo, 4 de septiembre 2005
I love the middle seasons and the sixth season is no different -- so many good quotes I didn't realize were season six:

Homer: Never! Never, Marge! I can't live the button-down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles. Sure, I might offend a few of the bluenoses with my cocky stride and musky odors -- oh, I'll never be the darling of the so-called city fathers, who cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about what's to be done with this Homer Simpson?!

Announcement: Attention, Marge Simpson: your son has been arrested. [later] Attention, Marge Simpson: we've also arrested your older, balder, fatter son.

Homer: Back, you robots! Nobody ruins my family vacation but me... and maybe the boy!

Lisa: I don't think Bob won that election legally. I can't believe a convicted felon would get so many votes and another convicted felon would get so few.

Willy: Now look, boy: if your Dad goes gaga, you just use that... Shin of yours to call me and I'll come a-running. But don't be reading my mind between four and five. That's Willy's time!

Warrants repeating:
Marge: Have you noticed any change in Bart?
Homer: New glasses?
Marge: No... he looks like something might be disturbing him.
Homer: Probably misses his old glasses.
Marge: I guess we could get more involved in Bart's activities but then I'd be afraid of smothering him.
Homer: Yeah, and then we'd get the chair.
Marge: That's not what I meant.
Homer: It was, Marge, admit it.

Marge: I'm worried about the kids, Homey. Lisa's becoming very obsessive. This morning I caught her trying to dissect her own raincoat.
Homer: [scoffs] I know. And this perpetual motion machine she made today is a joke! It just keeps going faster and faster.
Marge: And Bart isn't doing very well either. He needs boundaries and structure. There's something about flying a kite at night that's so unwholesome. [looks out window]
Bart: [creepy voice] Hello, Mother dear.
Marge: [closing the curtains] That's it: we have to get them back to school.
Homer: I'm with you, Marge. Lisa! Get in here. In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!

Jasper: Talking out of turn... that's a paddling. Looking out the window... that's a paddling. Staring at my sandals... that's a paddling. Paddling the school canoe... oh, you better believe that's a paddling.

Lisa: I can't relax, nor can I yield, relent or -- only two synonyms? OH MY GOD! I'M LOSING MY PERSPICACITY!!!! AAAAAAAAHHH! [runs away]
Homer: It's always in the last place you look.

Homer: Boy, when Marge first told me she was going to the police academy, I thought it'd be fun and exciting, you know, like that movie, Spaceballs. But instead it's been painful and disturbing like that movie, Police Academy.

And of course, followng the Police Academy insult train: "How could you?! Haven't you learned anything from that guy who gives those sermons at church? Captain Whatshisname? We live in a society of laws. Why do you think I took you to all those Police Academy movies? For fun?! Well, I didn't hear anybody laughing! Did you?! Except at that guy who made sound effects. Where was I? Oh yeah: stay out of my booze."

Hehe and so much more! It's funny, I read some reviews of these older episodes and a number of people thought they were horrible, while I was too young to see it and understand it at the original air date. Now I think the new ones suck, but I don't think I'm biased, I actually quite liked it up to around 2001, 2002. These last two seasons were like, WTF? Maybe ten years down the line, I will be quoting fom the sixteenth season, too. Hm... ::ponders thoughtfully for no reason again::

Oh and I really hate Dual Discs, of which I already own three (music and DVD content for the same price as the song album -- can't... resist...). In the new imports I've seen they still release them in two separate discs. Are DD's that popular?? I think Dual Disc sucks because now it's twice as likely for the information to get marred, plus, no disc art!! It's also a real bitch to store. I'm so glad the Revenge of the Sith soundtrack (which includes a DVD) didn't opt to go the double D way. I finally gained a little respect back for George Lucas.
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It's a three-day celebration, it still counts
martes, 31 de enero, 2006
Happy Lunar New Year! But what will happen when the moon finally escapes the clutches of our gravitational pull and the Earth spins faster than Superman can do anything about it, speeding up time and ruining our calendars as we know it??

I think this year had the nicest-looking envelopes I ever received (pardon my phone of crappiness):


Sumin shiny, son


I usually throw them away after a few months, but I'm going to keep these for posterity or until they get wrinkly and turn to dust.

I was reading an old entry; how the hell did I get $465 last year??? Curious, indeed....
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It snuck up on me faster than Seta Sôjirô
sábado, 15 de julio, 2006
Holy crap, how the hell did I get to be in the top ten most popular? How did I even end up in the top 25, period? It's so weird seeing my icon up there, mocking me, teasing me. Singing off-key to me.
Edit: Now I am twelfth. This is still very different and mysterious to me.

Today (or yesterday afternoon), some cunt gave us the evil eye when we disrupted her newspaper reading because we sat down at her table (which is near the door). Uh, we're trying to patronize your shitty-ass restaurant where my friend found a bug in her food in, go sit someplace else in your woefully empty place. The only reason we came in is because it was the closest for my tired grandparents to sit down in. The waiter, who was nice, explained it would take half an hour because they were cleaning out back. The combination of my dislike for the restaurant, the woman's douchebagginess, and the fact that I was very hungry, had us leaving after about ten minutes for next door. Asshole.
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