Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Our Song"

I'm house sitting right now. More importantly, I'm cat sitting.

It's stressful for these little guys, as they just had to move to a brand new house and not even a week in, their mommy leaves for a two week trip to China.

One thing that keeps them company when the peoples are away is that their mommy likes to keep the radio or music on so they're not always alone. I've had the iPod on for them to listen.

Their mommy and I kind of have "our song" which makes me think of her when I hear it, and makes her think of me when she hears it.

This song came up not long ago, and when I started singing along with the song, I had kitties run to me and meowing. Maybe they know it's our song, and makes them miss their mommy.

Either way, I think it's the most adorable thing ever!

My heart asplode.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grace Lee Boggs:

"A revolution involves making an evolutionary/revolutionary leap toward becoming more socially responsible and more self-critical human beings."

Friday, April 24, 2009

i am never without it

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

~e.e. cummings

I used to have this memorized. The movie In Her Shoes features it, and it makes me like that movie that much more.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Cool Thing about Long Hair

I grew up a tomboy with a mom who grew up a tomboy as well. My mom used to have long hair, but I never knew her to have it my entire life. My mom didn't really want me or my sister to have long hair, which, as a tomboy, I kind of wanted.

That sounds backwards, but besides being able to rock the sideways ponytail every now and again, I wanted long hair so that I can imitate the thing tomboy girls did in the movies and TV shows and pretended they're boys by hiding their long hair in their hat, and then the boys would let her (disguised as a him) play with them, until she gets in a scuffle with another boy and her hat comes off and it's revealed, *GASP* SHE'S A GIRL!

I don't know...I guess at an early age, I was keen on a good bamboozle.

Now that I'm all grown up, I can do whatever I want to with my hair, oftentimes to my mama's dismay. Even though I've had longer hair a few times in the past, I now dawns on me I can do what I've wanted to do for years.

First, there's nothing...

...Now there is!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Best Thing I've Written All Year

I originally wrote it on Facebook for my friend.  I will repost to share with the world.


If you were ever to become a pop star, your sophomore album should be called EVAloution.

The end.

Please pay me the big bux now. KTHANXBAI.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another Chapter in My Life Over.

I love happy endings.

I ranked #2 in the past 30 minutes, with 13 (of 20) lives left.

Now I need to get my hands on an iPhone/Pod Touch and defeat TapDefense, and I can forever purge myself from the tower defense genre FOREVER!

...or at least a year.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sometimes, I Eat Good Things.

My work had a Board meeting last night and I got to take home some uneaten vegetarian bibimbap made with soybean spouts and the regular bibimbap fixins. Hungry, I decided to add a fried egg to the mix to make it that much more awesome.

Veggie Bibimbap (w/egg)
Here's the egg

Veggie Bibimbap (w/egg)
The bibimbap, steaming and ready to go...

Veggie Bibimbap (w/egg)
The plethora of banchan...would you say I have a plethora?

Veggie Bibimbap (w/egg)
The egg topping the bibimbap, with the banchan at bay...

Veggie Bibimbap (w/egg)
HERE is the final product, with the yolk nice and runny mixed in with the banchan.

My tummy is happy.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Smelling like the sun is, for the most part, not a pleasant smell.

Usually, when it's your own smell like the sun, combined with cool breezes and some salt breezed in your hair, it smells awesome.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hold You in My Arms...I Just Wanted to Hold

Working in a place where they don't pay for parking is a bummer, and I'm cheap and poor enough to not want to have to pay for parking, so I go to great lengths not to.

Having to move my car from an area that starts street sweeping to another place for the last hour and a half I have at work seems like nonsense, but at least I get a minute out of the office (even when I can't afford to do so), and other moments of wonderful happen upon me.

As I was approaching my car, I passed by a car lot with an attendant, who had his radio blasting pretty loud. And for that, I was happy and it made my day, and really should have slowed my pace as it was playing this:

Muse, play and save the world, but at least save my sanity.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Good Day, Sunshine

Greeting the morning meeting up with the sun as the day breaks on the 10 Freeway makes me like the 10 a little more now.

I can kick myself for this, but I never actually made the effort I should have to get myself up and out early enough to see the sun rise on the East Coast.

Perhaps that's what I should set as a goal for myself by next year: Find some awesome peak and watch the sunrise atop it. The two that come to mind is Mt. Fuji and that one big volcano on Maui. Or maybe do it somewhere over the water on the East Coast.

The past 36 hours have been very remarkable.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Number 9, Number 9...

In 2006 I actually made the effort to go to the theatres to watch all the nominated animated shorts for the Academy Awards (Sadly, I haven't since due to the fact I essentially lost my movie buddy that year). We would have seen the live-action shorts, but in the interest of time, we had to skip it. Either way, the selection of nominated shorts were really great that year.

Of course, the one I thought that won (I won't mention by name, but it's easy to look up) nabbed the prize probably mostly based on pure sentiment and not at all by artistic merit. There were two in particular that I fancied most, and "9" by Shane Acker was definitely one of the standouts.

Of course, having an affinity for post-apocalyptic and/or distopian worlds doesn't help my being partial to this short, but I do think the animation is great and the story is really interesting.

Shortly after watching it, I found out that Tim Burton was working on a full-length version of the movie. I was very skeptical. As much as I like Tim Burton, his laying hands on already-created projects didn't fare well in my eyes (Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory nee Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). I thought the short was great at telling its tale; I did not see how a high production value and extended running time could do anything but water it down.

And then when I finally managed to watch Coraline in 3D this weekend, I was treated to see the trailer for this project (and in 3D, no less):

Most of my skepticism has subsided, but it remains to be seen if this full-length maintains the same spirit (pun not intended) as the original, and if possible, takes it to another level. Voices? We'll see.

Either way, September is a very long time to wait for this movie. I can't wait to watch it!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


She was going to teach me Italian. I could have learned Hebrew if I wanted to as well (and I did).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Beauty Movement

I already love Fleet Foxes. I really want to see them live.

Their album is great, and I really like their song, "White Winter Hymnal"

As good as it is already, an LA-based acappella group made a hauntingly beautiful cover of it that can bring me to tears: Sonos

You will have to click on "White Winter Hymnal" on the player to hear it, though their "Oh What a World" is cute, too. Their "Everything in its Right Place" is also solid and good, but I've heard it one too many times, though I do not think I can ever tire of WWH with them singing it at all. It makes it a bit more difficult to hear the original sometimes; they have such different feels to it.

Excuse me while I shed a tear to hear it again. I am happy to be around and have the facilities to be able to appreciate this kind of beauty. If Sonos wants to arrange acappella versions of the whole Fleet Foxes album, I would buy it in an instant and listen to it constantly, crying the whole time, haunted by their voices and harmonies while thinking that even though there is so much pain and ugliness in our world today, there is music like this.

And once I manage to recover from my lotus eaters-like state from their siren ways, I'd probably go out and try as hard as I might to make my own beauty out in the world.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Whenever I read or talk about the life and accomplishments of great people like Isadora Duncan, I always feel like the laziest person who hasn't done anything worth my salt in my sad, short life.

I better get crackin'...I'll be hitting 30 with nothing to show for it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Unus Vieo pro Annus

I wish I could better look back, but I would like to think that I've made and am still making progress.