Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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|You scored as Captain Jack Sparrow|
Roguish,quick-witted, and incredibly lucky, Jack Sparrow is a pirate who sometimes ends up being a hero, against his better judgement. Captain Jack looks out for #1, but he can be counted on (usually) to do the right thing. He has an incredibly persuasive tongue, a mind that borders on genius or insanity, and an incredible talent for getting into trouble and getting out of it. Maybe its brains, maybe its genius, or maybe its just plain luck. Or maybe a mixture of all three.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Am I a grown-up?
My car is:
- More than 5 years old. (0)
- 3 - 5 years old. (1)
- 2 years old or newer. (2)
- Completely paid for by my parents. (0)
My Response: Completely paid for by my parents. (0) And purchased 5 years ago when I crashed the family Volvo (-.5)
- Is great. I am married or want to be married. (2)
- Is on the radar. Maybe. Someday. *cringe* (1)
- Is something other people do. (0)
My response: Is on the radar. Maybe Someday. *cringe* (1) Right now I can't even consider wanting to marry someone but would like the party.
- Are great. I have at least one. (2)
- Are annoying. I have at least one. (1)
- Are cool. I can't wait to have one. (2)
- Maybe someday. I don't like to think about it. (1)
- I can't imagine being in charge of a child. (0)
My response: I can't imagine being in charge of a child/Maybe someday. I don't like to think about it. (.5)
My retirement plan is:
- Growing at a good rate. (2)
- Something I should start thinking about soon. (1)
- Nonexistant. (0)
My response: Nonexistant (but I think about it often and would start one if I had money) (a well intentioned zero)
- Are always hilarious. (0)
- Can be funny, if not too pandering. (1)
- Are immature. (2)
My response: Can be funny, if not too pandering (1)
The neighbor's noisy stereo is:
- Really annoying. (2)
- Tolerable. They're just having fun. (1)
- Usually drowned out by my stereo. (0)
My response: Tolerable. They're just having fun/Usually drowned out by my stereo. (.5)
I live in:
- A house/condo that I pay for. (2)
- An nice apartment that I rent. (1)
- Some rat-hole that I rent. (0)
- Any where else I can crash for a while. (0)
My response: I'm confused about this one. I live in a nice apartment that I stole out of the hands of a dead woman. And I am moving home in September. (0 or .5)
A teenager asks me to buy him some beer. I:
- Ignore him. (2)
- Think about it. (1)
- Buy him whatever he wants. (0)
- Am a teenager looking for beer as well. (0)
My response: I would totally buy him whatever he wants (0)
My career is:
- Right on track. (2)
- Slowly headed in some general direction. (1)
- A random collection of jobs. (0)
My response: I'm going to Argentina for six weeks and then coming back to nothing. (0)
I found $200. I:
- Blow it on video games and burritos. (0)
- Splurge a little, but put the rest in the bank. (1)
- Deposit it directly into my savings account. (2)
- May actually make rent on time this month! (0)
My response: Splurge a little, but put the rest in the bank. (1)
My score 4 or 3.5. And I am about to turn 23. I'm okay with it.
Apparently this blog is turning into me mildly commenting on events in Los Angeles. Last Saturday I went to see Glow in Santa Monica. It was supposed to be a night of light art exhibits and music. It turned into "how many people can we fit on the pier".
The event wasn't great. The music was disappointing. The art wasn't big enough. If you are doing an out door art exhibit, you need to fill the exhibits. Allow people to walk through the light, be surrounded by it. Artists I'm disappointed except for the guy who made the sea creatures under the bridge. That was cool.
But it was cool to sit on the beach and smoke and drink. I have never seen so many people on the beach. An scream fight broke out. That was cool. It made you feel like a member of this city, which is hard because you spend so much time alone in this city. I guess that was cool.
Glow was bad. Bringing thousands of people to the pier to remember you live in a big city was cool.
Monday, July 14, 2008
It took a while. Maybe 18 years and then a break and then one more...but I officially love LA. I love the weather and how its always great. Its not a lie, it is always great. I love what I can do here. The secret places that I know about. My favorite hang outs and that 89 percent of the time I know something cool to do.
Here's my tips on loving LA:
1. Research. I know its annoying but sites like yelp, metromix, dailycandy and the LA Times Calendar Events page can direct you to cool, free events that mean you days aren't spent following the cast of the Hills to every hip location in the city.
2. Explore via foot or bike. Avoid cars. Cars are the death of LA. Its everyone's major complaint about the city and I would have to agree. On my bike or walking to the bus, I see the city. I notice people, get distracted by events and notice cool stores or restaurants. One day get out of your car and grab a bus.
3. Avoid any thing claiming itself as hip. Seriously, if its a club, I don't go. If its a restaurant that has been featured in a People's magazine, I don't go. The best parts of LA are not visited by celebrities and that makes it tolerable for us.
Alright those are three tips that should make you love LA a little more. I can understand the frustration. But the city is great. Once you know what you are doing.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Last night I ate an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream (fudge-Covered Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzels in Vanilla Malt Ice Cream Rippled with Fudge & Peanut Butter). No I wasn't depressed, I wasn't recently broken up with someone. And strangely enough, I don't regret the decision at all.
Maybe sometimes, you just need to eat a pint of ice cream because you damn well feel like it.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Here's a play by play of the evening:
Friends arrive at my house and we head to the cemetery getting there minutes after the gates open.
The place is packed. We have found a hipster paradise. Although I am wearing a bandanna around my neck so I can't talk.
Max and I send Christine, Evan and Jesse to stake out a spot. Accidentally get in before they do and stake out a spot ourselves. I run to the front to get blankets.
Make the realization that my boobs have grown past the being able to not wear a bra phrase. Feel self-conscious while running.
Run into a guy I took an improv class with. He is the manager of the event. His name is Skylar spelled much crazier.
Get blankets. Put back on sweatshirt.
Get joined by other friends who had to wait in line.
Eat and drink.
Get leg cramps.
Look at the five stars you can see in LA.
Fear zombie attack.
Fear a Dennis Hopper attack.
Pack up and leave.
Do I recommend it? YES. Would I do it every weekend? NO.