Jan 032009

New years eve I slept most of the day. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do so I ended up going to Chilis, eating a black bean burger (so yum!) and drinking a couple of beers. As I was sitting there in the booth by my self I felt really sad and depressed. There I was the only asshole in the place by myself. Every one else was surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones. I felt pretty worthless. I can usually carry on with my life feeling 1/2 way ok about being a loner, but for some reason last night got to me. I don’t know why. I felt like I was in the middle of MC 900 ft Jesus’ New Years Eve song. I then wanted some chocolate to finish off the night and some more beer so I went to Publix and they had closed early. So I decided fuck it and just went home to be a loser and watch TV.

Jan 1 I hung out with Carol and Oliver and his sister. We went and saw Bedtime Stories which was actually pretty good for a Disney flick. It is hard to describe the movie without explaining it all. Netflix’s description is wrong, Imdb is too short and I am too lazy to explain.

Today was the day of throwing away a lot of money (paying rent) and going grocery shopping. It seemed like there were a lot more people out and not enough people to take the demand. Two people at the bank to handle the inside and drive through. Two people at CompUSA manning the registers, one only taking credit and debit, not very many people at Target. Only one person at Amscot and a lot of people waiting there. Oh and when I walked out of Amscot I tripped and fell and twisted my ankle and it has been hurting all day today too. So it has been a great day for me today.

I haven’t been getting the sleep I have needed either. Less than 4 hours of sleep every night the last few days. I thought I could get home in time today to nap before work, and it was too close to do so. I am going to go home, drink a bit of rum and fall right asleep. I am so ready to now.

Mood : happysleepy
Music : http://jared.serveftp.net:9000/listen.pls
Tv : How It's Made
 Posted by at 12:43 am
Dec 222008

Last night (well actually when I got home this morning) I was channel flipping through the movie channels and on the HBOLW channel there was a movie on that was in progress called Cumbia Callera

. It was pretty good. Funny and the beginning seemed very voyeuristic and stalkerish. There is a guy in there who is an aspiring film maker and he brings his camcorder everywhere. He falls in love with this girl (I don’t know the circumstances of how they met, that was before I started watching the movie) and he ends up stalking her and video taping her as he follows her. There is a couple of times where she catches him and she runs and he runs after her. Totally stalker material. There is a point where he finally catches her and they are fighting and he pulls out her shoe that she lost from a previous running episode, and that is where they start laughing and start to build the friendship that leads to more. She also has an asshole boyfriend so she has to deal with that. He uses her for his music videos with Cumbia music playing and her dancing and shaking her booty. It was pretty good. Most if not all music was done by Celso Piña. Good stuff!

After that I caught Dan in Real Life. It was a sweet story about a man who meets a woman (The beautiful Juliette Binoche) in a bookstore and they talk over coffee and he falls in love with her and then when she has to go that is when she breaks the news that she is involved. Well the man then goes to his parent’s house to celebrate the holidays and that is where he meets his younger brother’s fiancé and it ends up being the woman he meets. So the rest of the movie is one of those meet the parents type of movies where he has to deal with his feelings for her and he goes through the seven stages of separation. It is funny and heartfelt and has Juliette Binoche looking beautiful for being 45 years old.

I ended up not falling asleep until after 9 am and waking up around noon. I tried to sleep more but couldn’t so I got up and watched some tv and made oatmeal and drank a big thing of coffee and got ready for work. Well after I got out of the shower I got a call from one of the other leads here and the overnight lead called in. So I went back to bed and tried to sleep, and of course I couldn’t and so here I am working overnight with little sleep. 6 am can not come here soon enough.

Mood : happytired
Music : Celso Piña
Tv : Throwdown with Bobby Flay
 Posted by at 1:06 am
Dec 202008

So this weekend was spent doing a big nothing again. That is the problem when you have no money and almost out of gas. I did my usual watching TV and movies. I did watch a really good movie called Batalla en el Cielo. It was set in Mexico City and it was about this security guard who is married and in love with his bosses daughter who is rich but is bored so she decides to be a prostitute just for the thrill of it. He tells her of a kidnapping that he and his wife did that ended with the death of the baby and it is about the consequences they all face from him telling her that. It is sad and tragic and the director likes to show minute mundane details of life that may or may not have anything to do with the story but yet draws you into the characters.

I also saw Screamers. It was pretty good because it stared System Of a Down and was a documentary about genocides, especially the one that happened in Armenia. All of the band members had family members who were affected and killed by the genocide. The Turkish government denies it ever happening and teaches their citizens that it never happened. A lot of major nations have recognized the genocide except Brittan and the US. They said that one of the main reasons why the US won’t recognize it is because of the air force base we have in Turkey and it’s key strategy point into invading Russia if we need to. There was a scene where Serj went to congress to talk to his congressman and he totally blew him off. It was bullshit. The movie had a lot of SOAD music laced throughout including live performances, and interviews with the members and how the genocide affected their family.

I also watched Get Smart which was a fun movie. Steve Carell was pretty funny in it. It was a pretty typical action / comedy / secret agent type of movie. Also I tried to watch King’s Ransom but shut it off after 5 minutes and I usually never do that. The acting was so bad I couldn’t even handle it as background noise as I did dishes.

Today I had my end of the year review and it was really good. I scored really good on it and got a 4.5% raise which is really good since the most this company will give is 5%. So that is another ~$40 a check take home. Just enough to keep up with the cost of living as usual. I am glad I got a raise, but it just doesn’t seem like it is that much. Another ~$2000 a year including shift diff. Well, at least I get free cable and all the other benefits out of it. Another thing that annoys me is they don’t pay shift diff on vacation time. It sucks that it costs money to go on vacation. My check was a lot less than it should have been because I lost ~$100 in shift diff. I could have used that to help pay my cell bill.

Ok, that is all I have for now. Suck it!

Mood : happyhappy
Music : Jay Begaye - Mother's honor
Tv : Science Channel
 Posted by at 1:17 am
Sep 082007

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
– Bertrand Russell

Fantasy football officially starts tommorow. The first game was realy on Thurs and I did pretty good on that game. I had Payton Manning as QB and he had a pretty good game. We will see what tommmorw brings.

I saw Ghost Dog the other day, it was really good. I expecially loved the soundtrack. It was great! I am going to have to watch it again soon. I think it deserves a few watches to get it going.

Ghost Dog

I watched Zeitgeist – The Movie: Federal Reserve yesterday. It was a real eye opener for sure. It talks about the creation and history of the Federal Reserve and how bankers love war and have forsed the US involvement in the World Wars and Vietnam and even goes into 9/11. It was shocking in a lot of ways. I found that after reading about The Amero and how Bushie has recently moved to sign something to make The US, Mexico, and Canada into one union. It is pretty interesting and I can see the good and bad about it, and if it is done right can be like Europe, but big buissness and the banks are going to deffinately going to make a lot of money off of it. It would open up the borders and help the Mexicans as well I think. That way it will be easier for them to come here and get good jobs.

What do you think?

Mood : happybored
Music : http://jared.serveftp.net:9000/listen.pls
Tv : SNL
 Posted by at 10:59 pm
Feb 012007

Eight percent of sheep are gay, the rest are into bestiality.

So ya. My weekend really went by way too fast. Tuesday night I got a hair cut.
hair cut
I let Georgia cut it. She is going to stylin school, so I will let her use me as her guinea pig. She did a really good job at it too. I am pretty happy with it. It is a wanna be Morrissey cut.

Today I didn’t do much either, just went and got something to eat and did dishes. Not much excitement there.

Tomorrow I need to get groceries and pay rent.

Oh, I know you aren’t going to believe this, but today for the first time I saw Pretty Woman. I probably have seen parts of it here and there, but never all the way through, and not to an effect that I actually knew what was going on or who were the characters. It was pretty good. It was interesting to see a thinner Jason Alexander.

I loved the part when Julia Robert Character refused to be helped at that snob store because she looked like a bum, and then came back later with all the bags and basically told them that they lost a lot of money because they were snooty bitches. haha.

I am watching a blue man thing on one of the on demand channels and it is really cool. It is kinda cool to see industrial in the main stream, they remind me of a tamer Einsturezende Neubauten.

Mood : happyawake
Tv : Sopranos on A and E
 Posted by at 2:46 am
Jan 272007

Today I watched Jesus Camp and it completely disgusted me. The movie showed how the evangelical Christian community brainwash young kids to serve their agenda. There was this kid who was ten years old and he was “saved” at five because he felt like there was more for him in life – at five! There was this other girl who was shown going up to complete strangers and telling them about jesus and then praised by their family for doing so.

Becky Fischer: I can go into a playground of kids that don’t know anything about Christianity, lead them to the Lord in a matter of, just no time at all, and just moments later they can be seeing visions and hearing the voice of God, because they’re so open. They are so usable in Christianity.

This is a quote in one of the user comments on IMDB. It pretty sums up what is wrong with these people.

But the most touching scenes are the ones where the children are alone, and we see the ways that this indoctrination creeps into the most innocent elements of childhood. 11 year old Tori loves dancing to Christian rock, but frets that it’s not always easy to dance for God instead of “dancing for the flesh.” On an outing to the bowling alley, 9 year old Rachael feels compelled to walk up to strangers and awkwardly evangelize to them, without being prompted. A roomful of boys telling ghost stories after dark are interrupted by an adult who warns them about stories that don’t glorify God.

This movie is scarier than any horror movie I have ever seen.

Before watching that movie I was watching Triumph of the Nerds witch documented the coming of age of the PC. This movie was made in 95 or 96 so it didn’t go into the modern age, but 195 brought into the advances of what resembles the modern OSes for Microsoft and Apple. The documentary had interviews with all the major players in the computer industry at that time that brought things to where it is today.

Mood : gassygassy
Music : http://jared.serveftp.net:9000/listen.pls
Tv : Blue Comedy tour
 Posted by at 9:36 pm
Jan 262007

I recently rented Disorderlies from Netflix because it was one of those movies that as a kid I really liked, especially the scene where they are in the media room and they are “making a video” of Baby You’re a Rich Man”. Well, as an adult I don’t see all of what I really saw in it. The best part about the movie was seeing Ralph Bellamy. The plot was predictable, and they turned the old man from not liking them to loving them pretty darned quick. It was a slapstick comedy that was done three stooges style, except this time with The Fat Boys. The folly sounds were off and in places wrong. It was fun to relive a movie I liked as a kid, but for some reason didn’t have the same spark as before. There were a few scenes that I liked, it was humorous and I liked seeing the white fat boy going after the beautiful black maid. That was great. And there were some other good parts in it, like the roller skating rink and the part where they are trying to get Ralf Bellamy’s character back in the wheel chair. I just remember the video making scene being incredibly awesome, and today I looked back at it and said, ya right, the vocals are over dubbed and the beat box has an echo effect that isn’t true to hearing it “live” or for real.

Mood : happytired
Music : http://jared.serveftp.net:9000/listen.pls
 Posted by at 12:40 am