Friday, May 20, 2005

I'll be alone, dancing you know it, baby...

For those of you who might be checking in from time to time, you might notice something amiss with the page. The truth is that I got tired of the template that I was using ("Minima" for those who want it), and decided to take another one Blogger offers, but change it up and make it So if the banner, pics, text formatting, or whatever is messed up, don't worry. I'll be working on it during the weekend and should have it ready to go no later than Sunday. Hopefully.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Bound by wild desires, I fell into a ring of fire...

This week's entry titles were brought to you by:

• "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." by Sufjan Stevens (The neighbors adored him for his humor and his conversation...)
• "A Decade Under the Influence" by Taking Back Sunday (You slept safe and close to the window...)
• "Ghost of Corporate Future" by Regina Spektor (He starts running beneath awnings, trying to save his suit...)
• "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash (Bound by wild desires, I fell into a ring of fire...)

And the letter N.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

He starts running beneath awnings, trying to save his suit...

I'd hate to do this to my blog, but I must. I must pollute it with one of those "Which type/what kind/what's your favorite" internet things. So here's one that pretty describes me:


Born on the 8th day of the month, you have a special gift for business, as you can conceive and plan on a grand scale.

You have good executive skills and you're a good judge of values.

You should try to own your own business, because you have such a strong desire to be in control.

You are generally reliable when it comes to handling money; you can be trusted in this regard.

Idealistic by nature, you are never too busy to spend some time on worthwhile causes, especially if managerial support are needed.

There is much potential for material success associated with this number.

See! I knew there was a reason why I want to open my own restaurant (and why I used to run RRS Productions, my web design company). It's because the internet said to!

EDIT 11-MAY-05:
I had to take out the table formatting of the thing above because it was completely screwing up my blog. And to save you from a perpetual hell from these things, I've decided not to post the link so that you can take the same test. But if for the strange reason you still feel compulsed to do so, leave me a comment and I'll let you have it.

You slept safe and close to the window...

Disappointment. Hash and I went over to Best Buy today to pick up new TV (HD, no less!). Picked it up without a problem, wheeled it out to the parking lot and then we realized something... it was just a little bit bigger than his trunk. After trying to kinda sit in there (we intended on tying it secure), we then attempted to get it in through the back seat door. Still no luck. Took it out of the box and tried the same combinations. Still nothing. After making some calls and realizing that no one we knew up here had a truck or SUV, we put it back in the box and brought it back inside (BB is now holding it for me until I find another ride). So I did some more calling and it turns out my dad is driving in to work today. So after he gets off, he's gonna come down from El Segundo with his truck and help me pick it up. Three days after purchasing it, I will finally get it.

Been doing some research on the old 8mm video camera my grandparents found in a box and then gave me. Turns out it'a Keystone Capri Model K-25 and was made in 1958 (older than my mom, haha). Also found out that it had some features I didn't know it had, limited as they are. It has the normal "hold down the lever" filming mode, then if you push it harder down, it will continue to film as long as you turn the handle to keep the motor going. Nice. Also if you push up on the lever, it makes a single clicking sound. I thought it was just for advancing the film reel to start it, but it's to be used for things like stop-motion and "special effects". Did some digging around the internet and found some sites where I can purchase some unused 8mm film reels for around $6, which isn't too bad. Supposedly the camera came with a projector (that was housed in a leather box) and you could clamp the camera directly onto the projector without having to remove the film. Next time I see my grandparents I'm going to ask them whether or not they ever came across it or if they remember selling it. I can make me some pretty cool indie/emo films with this thing.

Monday, May 09, 2005

The neighbors adored him for his humor and his conversation...

Here's a random pic of The Prince from "Katamari Damacy" taking up residence on top of my bedroom TV. And for those interested, it's "X-Files" that's on.

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Sunday, May 08, 2005

I am the son and the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar...

This week's entry titles were brought to you by:

• "Why Do You Love Me?" by Garbage (I get back up and do it again...)
• "In Love With the 80's (Pink Tux to the Prom)" by Relient K (Cause in the 80's all the ladies grabbed his hand and couldn't let go...)
• "Shit on the Radio (Remember the Days)" by Nelly Furtado (I remember the days when I was so eager to satisfy you...)
• "How Soon Is Now" by The Smiths (I am the son and the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar...)

And the letter M.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I remember the days when I was so eager to satisfy you...

God I hope this game gets a US release. If not, it looks like I'll be hitting up for an import (an expensive one at that, clocking in around $70). For those wondering why I'm so stoked for it's release (besides that its a Namco and Capcom teamup), just look at the two characters I've circled in red:

That's right! It's Stahn and Rutee from "Tales of Destiny", hands down my favorite game of all time. I was so happy to see that they are included in the game. And if you watch the trailer for the game, you'll see several moments of them in combat (with their Swordians, no less) and they kept the voice actors ("Yarghh!!!" - Stahn's battle cry). Beautiful.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Cause in the 80's all the ladies grabbed his hand and couldn't let go...

Today I got a nice little surprise when I woke up: my favorite movie, "Truth or Consequences, NM" was playing on FX. It was one of those times where you can hear whatever background noises are happening and your brain is trying to figure out what it is while you're still half-asleep. When I heard the lyrics to "Heaven's Last Attempt" by Jude Cole, I knew exactly what was playing on my TV, even without opening my eyes. And just now, it's ending after airing once again. Kinda odd for a 7+ year old low-budget movie to be on, but also pretty cool because everyone I tell about it has never seen it. It's one of those movies where if you watch it once, you'll love it. So much cheesy acting in it that you can make nachos! The ending is a nice wrapup to the film (hint, think an ill-fated romance). The only thing I would have changed is the casting of Vincent Gallo, the world's biggest douche/hack/posuer artist. But Keifer Sutherland did a great job acting and directing this little piece of pulp. Oh yeah... it also has Martin Sheen as a crazy assassin guy with a scene ala Reservoir Dogs, minus a certain Stealer Wheel song, but with another pop classic! So funny.