Monthly Archives: July 2012

iPhone 5…?

I never got an iPhone 4S. Reason being that I said I would patiently wait for the iPhone 5 to come out. Now rumors always ran rampant about the look of the phone. Today pictures were leaked and they seem legit!! Rumor has it that it will be announced on September 12th and the actual phone would be released on Septemer 21st!!! SQUEE!!!!!!!

Granted, it’s still a rumor, but this just gets me excited beyond anything! It’s time for my Marilyn to get a little makeover and I’m DYING for the new iPhone!

Take a look at the rumored new look!

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Looks legit to me! Although many “leaked” pictures look legit, many credible sites have been confirming announcement date and release date. It’s safe to say that we may have finally got a real good look at the new iPhone 5. If true, September can’t come fast enough!!

The Vault

I’ve done the whole club scene when I was younger. (God, that line makes me feel really old. =\ ) But I have. I have said time and time again that I wouldn’t set foot inside another club again unless it was a close friends birthday celebration. I’d prefer to go to a bar, or even a lounge.

Clubs tend to over price their non-strong drinks, have drunk ass people spill shit all over you, and be completely over crowded. If you like this scene, fine by me! To each their own. How did I end up at the club you may ask? Well here’s my story.

I attended my Cousins Kid’s birthday party. Drinks were had, more drinks were had, followed by food and more drinks. I didn’t want to over drink since I was driving the parentals back home.

My friend Jessica hit me up late in the afternoon asking if I wanted to go out. Planning happened and Nessy and Jessica ended up picking me up. We swung by to pick up Karilo and Victor and off we went! Victor screamed at Jessica as she was about to kill a pedestrian walking in the street, which startled her. She screamed at Vic and I found this Hilarious. So did victor as we both sat in the back seat giggling like little girls mocking what had just happened.

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When we arrived I saw the place we were headed to and there was a huge line. I knew T that instant we had to pay. Call me naive, but when she told me we were going to The Vault, I thought it was some dive bar. Luckily she knew or was related to the DJ and apparently all we had to do was say, “We love DJ Scream!!” (although we kept saying, ‘We live Ice Cream!’) luckily we didn’t have to say anything and Jessica worked her magic and we got these -get in for free- tokens!

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We went ahead of all the people in line and got in for free! I did get patted down by a heavyset security guard who I believed fondled me a bit. I ordered a drink, which was overpriced. $12 fucking bucks for a whiskey sour! Now, my go to bar has them for $4 AND they are fucking strong! I knew that would be my only drink, but I decided to put my club feeling aside and just go with it and have a good time.

Now I know I may not be a catch, but many of the people there looked like fucking rats! Anywho, I danced the night away to random fog being blown across the dance floor to some repetitive music.

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Once we decide to head out, we saw this gal fall on the floor. I’m talking about legs up in the air as her whole back was later against the nasty ass wet floor. We laughed, headed out and decide to meet Jessica’s cousin at iHop. We decided not to stay so we headed back to the car.

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We dropped off Vic, and went back to HP. I was still hungry and Nessy said we should just get Tommy’s as they all wanted to have the Hershey squirts the next day. So we went, saw some prostitutes dancing by a car in the parking lot and then went home.

I had fun. It was a good Saturday night. Although, I am ready to hit my dive bar as I feel I cheated on her with last nights outing.

James Dean

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James Dean. The rebel. The icon. A legend. By far one of my favorite actors to ever grace the screen. I wonder how much he would have accomplished if it were not for that fatal car accident in Cholame, California.

On a whim years ago, I went to visit the fatal car crash site where he had died. I had gone with my neighbor to buy some comics and driving home we joked about going. At that time, my interest in Jimmy had emerged again and I was having marathons of his films. We joked how we were going to just take off and go visit the site since there was a monument erected in his honor and we had always wanted to see it in person. We didn’t even go home. We just picked up his friend last minute and took off!

We drove north from Los Angeles until we finally reached our destination: Cholame. There is a small little diner next to where the monument is placed. We decided to take pictures and head inside to eat.

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The monument itself has shown the wear of time. Numbers are missing, but it’s still standing after many decades. Once we went inside the diner, we noticed how homely it was. There were many magazine articles, pictures, and a reprint of the newspaper showcasing the story of his death. We weren’t too hungry, so we bought coffee and some “homemade” pie. Upon eating the pie, we noticed that it had a very familiar taste. It took a while but Kidvic’s (my neighbor) friend finally realized it tasted like Jell-O pudding. Home-made my ass!!

We bought a few souvenirs and decided to head back home soon. Driving home I saw a road sign that had Jimmy’s name on it. I pulled over because I just HAD to take a picture.

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Content with finally going to this location, we headed back home.

I’m glad I was able to visit this monument in person. It was surreal knowing that I was near the same place that Jimmy died over 50 years ago. His legacy lives on now in film and in his iconic quotes still used to this day. He truly did live fast and died young.

Roadtrips

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I need another road trip. The last one I took was to San Diego. Now it may not have been a grand adventure, but it was fun! I’m thinking of possibly going on a roadtrip in September. I have a lot of things planned for that month, but I think I can manage to take a week off and jut go on a full blown adventure across the good old U S of A.

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Road trips are fun. Having friends to share them with you makes the trip even better. Good things are in store for me as I venture out of 2012. I can feel it. I’ve gone through a lot of changes these past 7 months (the majority of it being physically), and I’m ready for more! Change is good. Change is grand. Change is needed to move forward. I’m looking forward to the next few months as I plan on making this year one to remember!

Journal

I remember years ago I began a journal. I managed to keep it up for about 3 weeks before going out and partying overshadowed this new experience. For quite some time I have debated if I should give it another shot. I decided to take the plunge and ordered a journal online. Here is the one I settled with:

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I LOVE that it has ‘Carpe Diem’ inscribed in the front as opposed to the more commonly inscribed ‘Journal.’ it just felt more me. I wanted to get a bigger sized one, but in the end I went with the smaller one as I figured it would be easier for me to take with me when I’m out and about.

I have this website here, and I tend to use it as more of a blog, which is fine because thats how I have always pictured me using it. But there are just some things I don’t want to write on here, and that’s where I want the journal to come in. I want to use the journal to jot down my private thoughts and feelings. Let’s see how far I am able to take this journal writing endeavor

Blast From The Past

I was organizing my room earlier and I found this box hidden under some sweaters.

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Upon seeing it, I remembered exactly what was inside. Letters, pictures and other items back from my freshman and sophomore year of high school. It’s been YEARS since I have gone through this box, and I decided it was time I take a stroll through memory lane.

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I didn’t read through everything, but I did read through some letters I randomly picked. I’m overfilled with joy right now. These items are over a decade old, and I find that completely insane! The majority of the people I received items from are not in my life anymore. Aside from the memories, these items are all that remain. It’s a good feeling knowing I have kept these items considering all the time that has passed.

The letters and items from friends and a past lover will always be cherished. I re-lived some adventures I had with the help of these letters and I can see how much these moments have helped mold me into the man I am today. I find it comforting in taking some time and reflecting over my past. It’s very nostalgic for me, and I just love it!

Time is an amazing, yet creepy thing. So much has changed from those early high school days. I have retained much of who i was back then, but I’ve also experienced life and have grown up quite a lot. Life has thrown me some crazy curveballs involving my family and friends and I have managed to get through it all.

I have begun to wonder what is happening in the lives of these people who once meant the world to me. Are they happy? Are they achieving their dreams? Have I crossed their minds? Regardless of the differences we may have had in the past, I sincerely hope they are all succeeding in this little thing we like to call life. They all are good people and they all deserve it.

I’m going to go back and read through some more letters and reminisce those glorious years of high school during a time when social media had yet to take over. A time when writing letters was more common than posting on someone’s Facebook wall or leaving a comment on their MySpace page. I’m going back in time for a while! See ya in the future!

Time For A Change….?

For quite some time I’ve been debating whether I should keep an actual journal or just blog about my thoughts here. As much as I want to be open about certain things I have on my mind, sometimes I have second thoughts about it. Not that they are bad or anything, but there are some things I just want to not completely share with everyone.

At the same time though, I also want to write some more. Nothing like a book or stories, but just do some more writing in general and a journal seems like the perfect thing to satisfy this urge.

I do feel it’s easier to just type on a keyboard and hit the submit button, but I have always wanted to keep a journal and I always say I want to do certain things and I never do. Maybe it’s time I try and commit myself to try it out. The more I think of it the more lazy I feel I would get in actually writing in it.

Anywho, we all have things on our mind, but recently I’ve been really focusing on a couple of things that have begun bugging me a bit. Things I want to mull over and come back to at a later time because the answer is not something I can come up with right away.

I’m in my last year of my mid-twenties (god….. time is just flying by so fast!) and it’s kind of scary. Friends are having kids and starting families, and I’m so happy for them! I feel like they are my kids by association. Take a look at lil Robbie, a gorgeous future stud in the making:

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I LOVE This little boy to death!!

I still don’t feel my age though. I still don’t feel like I’m ready for that step in my life right now. Heck, I’m still single!!! Having a kid right now would have me skip a few steps and I ain’t ready for that, yet!

I don’t feel my age. I feel like I’m still in my early twenties. I’m having fun, enjoying life and am happy where I am. I know I’m growing as a person as I experience things in this life. That’s the thing, growing up is something we all must face whether we want to or not. I feel like I’m in a stable place in my life right now and I’m ready for something new. Change is coming…. I can feel it and I am ready to welcome it when it comes.

Wow, this totally went somewhere I did not intend!

Comic-Con 2012

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Seeing this pictures makes me sad. This is the first in a few years that I missed comic-con. What made this year worse was the fact that Firefly was going to have a 10 year reunion. That right there KILLED me!

I talked to one of my directors at work who was attending this year and we talked about all things Whedon. I told her if I was attending I would be in line at 2am for the Firefly panel. When I saw the above picture of Comic-Con on twitter, with the words, “Joss Whedon meeting with fans in line at 3am!!” I was THIS CLOSE to going HULK SMASH on everything around me!! I almost shed a tear.

Although Comic-Con has changed and has become too overcrowded, it’s still a fun convention! I always said that the Twilight crowd killed Comic-Con, but in reality their fans are geeks, just like us, albeit on something I don’t enjoy. Now with the mommy porn, 50 Shades of Gray, being turned into a movie, I’m sure it will be replacing the void Twilight will leave.

I’m going to get tickets for next year. I have a few friends who live out in San Diego, so hopefully if they are still there, I can crash a few nights at their place! But I will say that having a hotel in the Gaslamp district is ALWAYS fun!

Sorry I missed you this year Comic-Con, but next year, I shall be in you!

Illiria: A Crystal Of Time

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Meet Illiria. I received her last week. For the longest time I have wanted to get a crystal necklace, but was never able to find one that called to me. This Aqua Aura Quartz crystal is a one of a kind creation. What drew me to her was not only her beautiful blue color which shines prominently, but the fact that this crystal was in a set called ‘Crystals of Time.’ She is wire wrapped with gears and other various watch pieces. Ain’t she a beaut!?

She came packaged in a neat little box with a thank you note written in a burnt roll of parchment paper. So awesome! See for yourself.

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Now if only I was able to cast spells and wreck magical havoc on this world……

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