Goodbye ’07

•December 31, 2007 • Leave a Comment

There are only a few more hours left in the year 2007. Upon reflection, I have learned a lot this year; about myself and others and I hope to take what I have learned with me into the next year. I wish a happy and better new year to my friends and acquaintances including but not limited to (in no particular order); Ernest, Jean, Stanley, Nitza, Christine Isabel, Gioia, Imani, Jen, Ralp, Mario, Cliff, Andrea, Barbara, Ed, George, Jessica, Caren, Kamille (love you, sis), Nicole, and Kellan. I love you all.

This year brought some great entertainment. In television, Heroes concluded it’s second season, which I agree could have been better but was still entertaining. I also finished Weeds season two last weekend and started season three. South Park ended and began a season (Imagination Land Trilogy, lol). And I’m happy that Dexter got away with murder in season two. Anime was more than satisfying with series like Death Note, Darker Than Black, and Claymore. Bleach continued, mostly with filler before continuing the main story. And what about movies? Well, a few were released in 2007 including Transformers (live action), Spiderman 3, Live Free of Die Hard (Die Hard 4), I Am Legend, and Halloween (remake) as well as some more that escape me now. There are also some great games that came out this year; Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Crackdown, The Orange Box, and Bioshock. Once XBL engineers fix account recovery, I’ll be back on. Music had its ups and downs. Notable mentions include Pharaoh Monch’s Desire, Wu-Tang Clan’s 8 Diagrams, CunninLynguist’s Dirty Acres, Blockhead’s Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book (gotta check this one out), El-P’s I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, and Aesop Rock’s None Shall Pass. (I’ll be looking out for hiphopsite.com’s best/worst list of 2007.) I also got a chance to check out a few kick ass concerts (RJD2, El-P, and Aesop Rock).

I wasn’t able to travel that much year but managed to make it out to Pennsylvania a few times, which was enjoyable. Hopefully, I’ll be taking many more trips next year. I am serious about Japan, Ernie & Jean.

To those that have passed on, rest in peace (Bernard McAllister & Kamille’s Grandmother).

I was never keen on New Year’s resolutions, however there are a few things I would like to change. One is the health/ weight cliche (lose 20 lbs., three months as a vegetarian so far). I hope to finish more books this year (19 pages away from finishing Stephen Batchelor’s Buddhism Without Beliefs). I also want to spend more time with my friends, finish building my computer (yes, the same project I’ve been working on unnecessarily all year), sell my comic books (boxes and boxes), and start taking Graduate School classes for School Psychology.

I’ll never burn bridges, just close them for repairs.

So, goodbye 2007. The year was good and here’s hoping for a better future.

Peace.

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Still Alive

•November 19, 2007 • Leave a Comment

The cake is a lie!!!!! Here are the lyrics to the song at the ending credits of Portal (a great game).

Music & Lyrics by Jonathon Coulton vocals by GLaDOS

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LYRICS:

This was a triumph
I’m making a note here: huge success
It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction
Aperture Science
We do what we must because we can
For the good of all of us
Except the ones who are dead
But there’s no sense crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake
And the science gets done and you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive

I’m not even angry
I’m being so sincere right now
Even though you broke my heart and killed me
And tore me to pieces
And threw every piece into a fire
As they burned it hurt because
I was so happy for you
Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m glad I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Go ahead and leave me
I think I’d prefer to stay inside
Maybe you’ll find someone else to help you
Maybe Black Mesa
That was a joke, ha ha, fat chance
Anyway this cake is great
It’s so delicious and moist
Look at me still talking when there’s science to do
When I look out there it makes me glad I’m not you
I’ve experiments to run, there is research to be done
On the people who are still alive

And believe me I am still alive
I’m doing science and I’m still alive
I feel fantastic and I’m still alive
And while you’re dying I’ll be still alive
And when you’re dead I will be still alive
Still alive
Still alive

a tiny boost

•November 19, 2007 • Leave a Comment

This cheered me up a little because of it’s ridiculous nature and the fact that two of my high school friends are in this video. Enjoy.

numb…

•November 19, 2007 • 1 Comment

lol. why do i constantly feel let down? either i let myself down or someone else helps. i try to not have expectations because history has shown that when i become hopeful and happy, it will be ripped from me. every. fucking. time. why do i even bother? “don’t let it get to you.” “if its meant to be, it’ll be.” i’m just so sick of it. i’m sick of not even finishing, fuck last. i feel everything and yet absolutely nothing, sitting here typing on this blog, channeling whatever it is into these words so that i don’t show it at work. i just don’t get it. i don’t fucking get it. why do i even try? why do i even care? why can’t i be like other heartless bastards and not let things and people affect me. and why do they constantly punish themselves, torturing me in the process? i hate this…

Change…

•November 11, 2007 • Leave a Comment

I’ve been noticing some changing walls around the city. In addition, there are new pictures up on Flickr and Picasa. Let me know what you think.

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For more graffiti snapped by me:

Graffiti Photos

New Aesop Video…

•November 1, 2007 • 2 Comments

Aesop Rock’s “Coffee” feat. John Darnielle

(^_^)

•October 28, 2007 • Leave a Comment

私は非常に幸せである!

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