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Archive for August, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

So I finally got a chance to watch Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Yes, I know it’s a majorly nerdy/geeky movie with comic book stylization but I thought it was fun and it definitely catered to very specific group of people out there. I’m talking to you, Nintendo/video game junkies. Some of the scenes felt like I was reading a comic book. I thought it had great visuals and strong visual accents.

I liked all the characters. Scott Pilgrim is the epitome of that douchey insecure guy who you can’t help but like. Knives: love her! She’s cute and I found her very funny. I even liked the seven evil exes. Ex #3, Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh), was especially sexy.

This movie is kind of epic. I can totally see it becoming a cult classic.

If you like comic books, or video games, or superheroes, or anything nerdy like this, I’m sure you’ll love this movie. (There was  a lot of geek fanfare on FaceBook when the movie first came out.) Even if you’re a closeted nerd…ahem…it’s worth the outing.

[I’ve included some cool posters of the seven evil exes that I found. Check ’em out!]

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Back to School: Yoga and Eye Candy

School is back in session and let me tell you, I’m ready for Fall fashion. So needless to say, I was so excited to finally be able to try out some of the outfits in my closet. I have some really great sweaters and some outerwear that I’ve been dying to wear out. That’s all fine and dandy except…it’s like a thousand degrees outside.

My goodness, it’s been freakin’ hot! I’ve had to modify some of my looks to deal with the heat. Don’t get me wrong, I love sunny southern California and fun in the sun, but I have classes in the morning and I’m out and about during the peak heat moments. Well, I’ve been trying to make the best of it. Even though school’s started, it still kind of feels like summer. I went swimming over at Jessica’s recently and I’ve been able to have some really great times. It’s kind of weird that I’ve had some really great summer moments when it’s coming to an end. Well, I think I’ll just enjoy them either way.

It’s been tough to register for classes this fall. I got most of the classes I need, but there are a few that I haven’t had luck with. Rejection feels so strange! It’s awful. But here’s what I foresee happening, based on my experiences, the professor who rejected me will later fall in love with me. LOL

I still need to buy textbooks and a few materials. Oh! I’m taking yoga this semester! I’m so excited! I’ve never taken a yoga class and I’ve always wanted to. I need to pick out a cute yoga mat and little yoga mat sling. So cute.

So after an awkward first week of school, sitting through introductions and reviewing syllabi, I’m glad it’s out of the way and we can really get into the material and get some work done. I think I have one of those personalities that I like getting “in the zone” and there’s no stopping me.

There are some interesting things I’ve noticed this semester about my school:

  1. There are many more attractive people on campus than ever before! Every day as I’m walking around I always think, “Wow, what happened? Eye candy.”
  2. While noticing how many hot guys are on campus, I also noticed that it seems like most of the black guys at my school are in sports. Why is it that most black guys at my school are part of the athletics department?
  3. Men’s athletics at school are made up of mostly black guys and white guys. And a few Latinos, of course. Most of women’s athletics are mostly white girls. LOL Just strange.
  4. I’m an honors student, and being in an honors class has its pros and cons. It’s a smaller setting, so there’s a greater opportunity to have discussions about the material and really understand and learn about what’s going on in the class. It’s also nice to not feel like the smartest student in the room.There are a lot of really bright minds in the honors classes and I often find myself challenged by my peers, which is great. As far as the disadvantages of being in an honors class…well, how can I put this…some of my peers, although very smart, aren’t exactly what you’d describe as…cool. Or social. I think there are some people that are just so smart that they aren’t concerned with being cool or looking “fashionable” or whatever since they’ll be ruling the world later on. [I, of course would rather do it all!] I’m really not too concerned with what everyone’s wearing, but it is a bit strange having socially awkward people in a small setting.

I’m glad the semester has begun and I know it’s going to be a great one! I like school, so I’m excited for the next sixteen weeks and I’m especially excited for yoga. The eye candy isn’t too bad either.


L.A. Candy It Is!

Hey guys! Thanks for your help in voting what I should read next. I decided to listen to you and so I’ve begun to read L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad. I’m actually really enjoying it. It’s a fun teen read and I like the characters already.

I should start some sort of online book club. Wow, I just got ten times nerdier. haha

Has anyone read it already? Does anyone want to read it with me?

Happy reading. 🙂


The Real L Word: Lovin’ Lesbians

Let’s talk about lesbians! I love lesbians. I know that there’s this weird unspoken understanding that for some reason gays and lesbians don’t always mix well. Something about gays liking girly girls who like men and lesbians not feeling the flaming queens…but you know what? I say get over it, people!

We’re all gay and we should work together to educate the rest of the world.

So I’ve been watching Showtime’s “The Real L Word,” a reality spin-off of its popular lesbian drama “The L Word.” I absolutely LOVED the L Word. It’s by far one of my favorite shows of all time. I like how it’s written, the way it’s shot, the acting, the weird unknown music, the insight to lesbian culture, and the characters are so solid. I love it!

Well, I wasn’t so sure how I’d feel about a reality spin-off of the show. I mean, I love The Hills and other reality shows, but I wasn’t sure how this was going to work, exactly. Specially when originally the spin-off would be a drama about one of the main characters: Alice. Well, either way, I’m actually really enjoying The Real L Word. It’s a completely different show with a different feel, mainly because it’s unscripted.

At first I was trying to pinpoint who’s who in the show, then I realized that it’s not like The L Word, these women have their own personalities. I see fusions of different L Word characters in some of the women. They’re all cool and I like all the main gals. Plus, it’s so cool that they shoot in a lot of the places where I’ve been or hang out. It’s set in LA and you see places where I have had my own memories or drama or whatever (ahem, THE ABBEY).

So I give The Real L Word a thumbs up. It’s not like The L Word, so L Word fans, please don’t turn on me. It’s a separate idea and different tone to the flow of the show, but it’s cool. So watch!


Coked Up Gaga?

Have you guys seen the September issue of Vanity Fair? Lady Gaga looks a little less than sober but still great. There are some beautiful shots inside.

Gaga apparently talks about doing cocaine and possibly off a Bible? She also talks about celibacy and her vagina. Kids, I wish I were making all of this up. lol Well, she mentions how she hopes her fans will not try to emulate her during her lows. Whether Gaga is coked up or not, she looks quite iconic in the shoot.


Next Read: Help Me Choose!

I like to read.

Okay, so it’s not like I’m gonna trade in my TV for a Barnes & Noble credit card, but I enjoy reading. Usually during the year I have a lot of reading to do for school. So during the semester, I don’t really do a lot of leisure reading. I have maybe a few weeks before the fall semester begins and I’d like to read something I’d find interesting or entertaining.

So as I was on a quest to find my next read, I think I narrowed down my choices to the next few:

  1. My first option is to read Lauren Conrad’s L.A. Candy [and probably Sweet Little Lies soon after that]. I have been DYING to read her book, not because I anticipate it’ll be a great work of art or because I’ve heard great things about it or even because for some reason Lauren will magically suddenly be my friend and we’ll be shopping together at South Coast Plaza. No! I’m just curious to read what it was like for her to film “The Hills” and have some sort of insight to the madness! Plus, it’s a teen read, so it’s bound to be fun and satisfy my teenage schoolgirl side.
  2. It’s no secret that I love Kathy Griffin. So naturally, I’ve been itching to read her book Official Book Club Selection [and possibly her mom, Maggie’s book later…TIP IT!]. Here are my reasons why I want to read this book: (1) I love the cover; Kathy looks great! Plus, it’s funny – tiara, red dress, sash…uhm she looks like she’s winning some sort of freakin’ beauty pageant. Loveit. (2) I love the title. It’s funny! Oprah, Kathy’s love/fear is unparalleled. (3) It’s Kathy Griffin and I’m gay. I think it’s in my contract. I HAVE to read it. How else will I graduate?
  3. Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is my third option. I started watching “Chelsea Lately” on E! and let me tell you, Chelsea’s a funny lady. Her cynical sort of dry humor totally works for me. Plus, she has a little person as a sidekick, Chuy. She loves vodka, sex, and being in your face. Loveit.
  4. And then there’s Sarah Silverman’s The Bedwetter. As obnoxious and inappropriate Sarah Silverman may be, I think she’s funny and I’m interested in reading what she has to say and see what her life has been like. “When God gives you AIDS (because you know, God gives you AIDS)…make…lemonades.” LOL Oh, Sarah!

So there you have it guys! Help me choose! What do YOU think I should read next?

Help me choose! Vote NOW!

If you think I should read something else, leave a comment. Let the voting begin!


The Phoenix Effect

So I think it’s okay to talk about my life and what’s going on. I find that sometimes people can relate. Plus, for some reason people want to know what’s going on in my life, so maybe this will be a good way to keep up with me.

I’ve been missing my friends lately. My friend Alex moved to Long Beach and started working for MTV and last week was in Tahoe so it was nice to finally meet up after his trip. My friend Jessica finally came back from Baja California where her family has a house on the beach. She definitely deserved a vacation after a year of student teaching at a high school. Although we haven’t gotten together yet, I’m excited she’s back. I also haven’t seen my friend Carmen. Although she hasn’t gone out of town, we just haven’t been able to get together yet. I’m glad I’ve been able to enjoy summer and still go out thanks to my friend Tony. We’ve gone out dancing and drinking quite a bit this week and thankfully so. Summer’s about having fun and it’s always been a time to take a break from school and the stresses that come with the rest of the year.

So, on a more personal note, I feel like something’s happening. I call it the Phoenix Effect. It’s when I feel like I’m changing or evolving. It usually happens when I’ve grown weary or tired of a situation or of my lifestyle. I feel like my former self begins to slowly break down and eventually I face the things that have been wearing me down. This has happened a few times in my lifetime. Usually the “rebirth” is a very positive experience where I’m reenergized and gain focus and perspective on things I want in life and come back to the basics of what’s important in life.

I’m not sure what all the changes will be, but I can certainly tell what are some of the things that have worn me down. It’s time for change. It’s about becoming a better version of myself. It will be a time for growth. It’s an opportunity to get myself together and finally make some real progress. I can already tell it will be a big change and it will affect every aspect of my life. I guess you could say I’m entering the next chapter of my life. I think people usually say that on their birthday or at the end of the year, but for me it’s now.

I can’t be certain what will come, but I’m sure I will be prepared for whatever’s in store. I will rise like a phoenix from the ashes.