Another semester has come to an end and I’m so glad summer is here! This semester was tough but really rewarding. I was shocked to find that I did so well in my math class. It’s been so long since I’ve excelled in math, I guess I forgot I’m kind of good at it. I maintained a 99.something all semester and I scored a perfect score on my final, so needless to say, I’m just really happy about it.
I’m also not going to see the loud-ass gay in my math class anymore. I don’t know if I mentioned him to you on here, but there’s this other gay guy in my class who is just so obnoxious and loud and pompous. I felt I had to assert my alpha gayness. Loud-ass gay crossed me and he will RUE THE DAY!
I really enjoyed world history class and film class. My adulthood and aging psychology class was tough, but we’ll see how well I did. The same goes for my Mexican-American History class. Now I have a break before summer courses begin.
I’ve already made some summer plans that I’m very excited for. I always see summer as a fresh start and usually it’s the best time of my year. I hope this summer is no exception.
Let’s have some fun in the sun!
It’s a new year and my life, as usual, is continually changing.
Life’s constant evolutionary cycles fascinate me and I find myself enjoying life everyday.
I know some of you have been aching to know what’s been going on in my life. I apologize for the brief hiatus on my blog, but I’ve been busy enjoying life! If you follow me on twitter or are my friend on Facebook then you’ve been somewhat updated on some of my adventures. If not, check out the newly updated menu at the top of the page and check me out!
I’d also like to announce that I’ve made some changes to the site, in case you haven’t noticed and I’ve launched a video on vimeo. I find I can surpass the stupid music property laws that youtube has on vimeo. I want to keep this blog fun and interesting and some time to time a bit personal so you guys know what’s going on with me. Tell me what you think about the changes!
I’ll have more of a chance to update now that the semester is starting again and I will once again find myself avoiding homework and procrastinating, pretending deadlines don’t exist and pulling all-nighters. No, I intend on being more on top of things this semester. Last semester went well and I’m glad I earned good grades. I’m excited for this new semester and I look forward to discovering my professors and new courses.
I’m taking math (shoot-me-please), psychology: adulthood and aging, TV/film, Chicano history (gotta get in touch with my ROOTS, ese), and Shakespeare. Yes, I know, Shakespeare. Some have asked why I would do such a thing to myself. Others have looked at me with pity and sorrow. I’ve decided to take the class because 1) it fulfills a general education requirement to transfer and 2) I really haven’t read or studied a lot of shakespeare. In high school I read the basic plays and I’ve even seen a few plays, but it wasn’t until my lit class last semester that I actually got a chance to review form and study a lot of poetry, including Shakespeare. So yes, the idealist student in me actually cares about learning and I feel I can greatly benefit from this class, not to mention find that it’s yet another challenge I step up to. EducatedGay.
I took a trip out to Las Vegas last month. I went with some friends and it was an amazing trip!
There was, of course, plenty of drinking and fun, but we kept it classy and watched Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian. Holy…smokes. It was…unbelievably good. The theater itself was beautiful and all the effects and music and simply everything was just so good. I’m so glad everything worked out so well. Vegas proved to be a very relaxing and sort of care-free experience. Ugh. Loveit.
Christmas was really great. I spent it with family and it was just really rewarding and special to take the time to spend time with people I love. New Year’s was fun. I spent it with friends at a party in LA. It was a fun festive season!
There have been some really crazy changes going on in my personal life. There are many times where I feel acutely conflicted internally and others when I’ll feel in almost perfect harmony with the world. It’s almost as if there’s been a thorn in my heart and I just ignore it most of the time, but sooner or later I’ll have to deal with it and tend to the wound. I hope I’m ready when that day comes.
I’ve gotten some feedback saying people enjoy reading about my life on this blog, so here you are! Haha
I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday season. Any year’s resolutions? Mine’s to carpe diem and maybe do a little traveling. I have another Vegas trip coming up next month. It has hot-tranny-mess written all over it. Loveit.
Happy Labor Day! I had a crazy labor day weekend. Friday night a few friends and I went out to a bar in Long Beach called Panama Joe’s and got VIP seating, prices, and food! Who knew food at a bar would be so delicious!
Saturday I attended a wedding with Tony. Let me tell you…this wedding celebration was authentically Mexican. No joke. Not only was delicious Mexican food served, but there was a live Spanish band performing and at one point there were traditional Chinelo dancers. Drums and trumpets, people jumping and dancing, it was quite the celebration.
After the wedding party we went to another AE party. It was a mardi gras theme and we got there way too early. Well, before long everyone arrived including some “hot totties.” Everyone was up in arms about hot guys at the party. It was a lot of fun.
But that, my friends, was not the end of Saturday night. Oh, no! We went out to a club in Anaheim afterwards where there were many many latino boys and girls. Last time I went to this club I was a bit “outspoken” and in a peculiar mood. This time around I was surprised to find that I ran into a a few guys I’ve dated. It was terribly awkward at first, but as usual, the party went on and I just had a good time. Oh! Tony and I decided to check out the dance floor on the second level and were pleasantly surprised to find a Mexican drag queen [more like tranny] lip syncing a Spanish ballad. How do I know it was a tranny, you may ask? Because she had boobs. In fact, she had one out and wearing a pastie. Oh yeah! Oh, and she was speaking rapid-fire Spanish that went a little something like this:
“blahblahblahblah-PENDEJA! blahblahblahblah-CULERO! blahblahPINCHEblahblah blahCONCHA– blahblahblah-NO-SE-CREAN-blahblahblahPUTA! blahblah-VIVAMEXICO!!!“
The crowd went wild and were laughing their asses off. I was just trying to keep up but I was very entertained. Is there a Mexican version of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” perhaps? Hmm…maybe I should create it! Genius!
It turned out to be quite an eventful night for both of us and it was a great time.
Last Wednesday we also paid Club Lucky a visit at the House of Blues in Anaheim. That was also a wild and crazy fun night. I busted out my destroyed white skinny jeans. Let me just say this: those jeans can get me into a lot of trouble or get me cast in a reality TV show. 🙂
I’ve been pretty busy with school and setting up classes. I’m glad I have a set schedule now and I hope next semester I’ll be able to get all the classes I need to transfer. Selling textbooks has also taken up a bit of my time.
I post flyers around school advertising my textbooks from last semester and I sell them to students directly. Uhm…selling textbooks feels a lot like selling drugs. “Hey, did you bring it?” “Where can I meet you?” “Could you cut me a deal?” “What are you wearing? I’ll meet you by the building.” Talk about SUPER shady business. But in selling my textbooks I also learned that I’m an honest businessman. I try and help my fellow students make sure they’re buying the correct textbook. I’m SUCH a Mother Theresa. My good friend Jessica once told me, “You’re like…a female Jesus.”
So even with all the going out, I constantly find myself thinking about what I have to do the next day and how much homework I have. It’s sad to think that while I’m shaking what my momma gave me I’m also thinking about writing reports for my speech communication class. Hmm…
They had a great sale at my workplace for the weekend. It was 20% off all merchandize. I know a lot of stores had some great sales. Did anyone take advantage?
Oh, I decided to give up soda and try to eat healthier. I think this is my second week and although it’s difficult, it feels good make that effort. It’s kind of odd because it feels like I’m learning how to eat all over again. I’ve just been talking about getting healthy for a while and I wanted to take some steps in maintaing a healthier diet without going overboard with a crazy cleanse or something. I’m also staying active with my yoga class and I attended a dance class last week that nearly killed me, but it was an extraordinary workout. Step by step, I’m getting there.
Hope the weekend was good for everyone, too.
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.
Just thought I’d check in to say HELLO and I’M SORRY! I know I haven’t posted anything in a little while, but I’ve just been a little busy, but fret not, my online peeps (yeah, I said peeps), I’m back!
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Anywho…hope you didn’t miss me too much! 😛 (I know I missed you terribly!)