Monday, April 28, 2008

Let It Rip

I wonder if, at any point, Spencer let a real one rip. Haha! Hey, even the Pope farts, yeah? A manic methane-free Monday to you all! ;)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Top 5: Talents And Skills I Want To Possess

I consider myself pretty talented. I mean, I know how to carry a tune, play the guitar, write me some poetry or music when inspired enough. But there are still a few things I could think of that I want to be great at. And here's my top five (trust me, the list just goes on and on)...

5. The guitar. I know, I know, I said I knew how to play it. I didn't say I was good though. I realize I am exceptionally good when no one's within earshot. Just when I whip out my guitar and start playing for people, my fingers shrink somehow and I completely mess up the chords. I want to do all the fancy plucking without even looking down. I want to rock hard at RockBand and blow people away with my mad stringless skills, not just on the mic (I've had several 100% flawless ratings on expert mode, thank you very much). Ah, to sing AND play the guitar without any sign of doubt or weakness -- that would be the bomb.

4. Drawing, painting, and/or sketching. I remember, for most of my grade school life, I always had this sketch book with me whenever I went to school. I was always a frustrated artist (in that sense), I thought. My mom and my brother are brilliant at drawing. My mom especially; she could draw anything that would sit still for at least half an hour. She did this self-portrait when she was younger and it's still up on the wall in her bedroom somewhere. It's just awesome. And whenever I had projects for school that required drawing, I'd ask her to do it. And my brother would just go crazy with his soldier and robot drawings. I used to tease him a lot about them, but only because I was jealous. I couldn't draw anything except your typical mountains with the sun rising/setting in the valley, with skeleton birds flying next to the poofy cotton-candyesque clouds, right above a criss-cross farm and a bendy coconut tree with hideous leaves and cartoon-like coconuts hanging from the side. I've always considered myself to be more of a visual type. Today, I'd say I can draw a noseless face and I pretty much refined the art of drawing stick figures. Yay.

3. Joke delivery. I have to admit, I think I'm pretty funny. I do have my moments, believe it or not. But sometimes I just can't deliver the jokes. Seriously. I ruin it for everyone every single time. Punch lines are basically non-existent when they escape my mouth. I usually end up asking someone else to finish the joke for me in hopes to save whatever's left of it. I'm a joke killer. Holy crap. My friends must really, really love me.

2. Fixing things. I hate asking people for help. Not because I'm stubborn. Nor do I think less of everybody else. I just don't want to be an inconvenience more than anything. Sure, if I'm really stuck in a rut and I knew my friends really wouldn't mind, then yes, I ask for help, directions, tips, contacts, commendations, actual things I don't possess. But I want to be the useful and the handy one for a change. Electronics, cars, house stuff, math equations, anything that needs tweaking and tuning up really. I want to be the one people go to for help with these things. I'd like my own ultra cool toolbox and actually have the need for it.

1. Domestic prowess. When I get married and have kids of my own, I'd like to be the all-around go-to super-cool soccer-mom whom everyone relies on when things go awry around the house (and makes the best damn chocolate chip cookies in the world). Don't misconstrue what I'm saying here; I will not tolerate a husband who isn't hands on or simply leaves everything to the wife (me, in this case) just because he can. Nor would I tolerate lazy kids (I think I've used up all the lazy privileges in my family). It would be nice to be the glue that keeps the family together with everyone's loving support. I'd like to be a Martha Stewart mixed in with a little Sharon Osbourne, if you know what I mean. For this skill, I think there's still plenty of time to practice.

Any skills or talents you would want to be good at? Hey, silly and freaky ones count, too!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Wake Up, It's Earth Day

Today, we celebrate Earth Day. Everyday, we must do what we can to save it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Meme, Myself, And I

First saw this meme on Anni's blog then on Milli's who got it from Connie, who got it from Jeanette, who got it from Erin (love the bangs, btw!), and so on and so forth. I thought I had the whole meme tree figured out, but there's just too many to mention lol.

What's it all about? Basically, you answer the questions by posting images that come up from Photobucket search results which corresponds to your answer in actual words. Hmmm. I don't think that made a lot of sense. And I call myself a writer. Ha! Anyway, here's how it really works. Go to www.photobucket.com and type in your answer to the question in the “search” field. Pick an image from the first page only (no cheating!) then insert the picture after each question on your blog. Easy? Try FUN.

Here are my answers...

1. What is your relationship status?





2. What is your current mood?









3. Who is your favorite band/artist?














4. What is your favorite movie?









5. What kind of pet do you have?








6. Where do you live?








7. Where do you work?













8. What do you look like?













9. What do you drive?








10. What did you do last night?








11. What is your favorite TV show?














12. Describe yourself.









13. What are you doing today?











14. What is your name?





15. What is your favorite candy?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

10 On Tuesday: Favorite Actors And Actresses

Before I can share my favorite actors-slash-actresses, I have to decide what criteria I'm going to use and who falls under what. So, I thought I'd name all of my favorite actors/actresses solely based on their acting, then do entirely different lists based on the most obvious criterion of all -- the hotness factor. Names could appear twice, of course (i.e. both talented AND hot). Brace yourself; it's a whole lot of 10's today. As always, your comments and reactions are welcome.

Best Actor goes to...
1. Tom Wilkinson
2. Adrien Brody
3. Eddie Murphy
4. Johnny Depp
5. Denzel Washington
6. Daniel Day-Lewis
7. Mel Gibson
8. Steve Martin
9. Joaquin Phoenix
10. Sean Penn

Best Actress goes to...
1. Sally Field
2. Emma Thompson
3. Susan Sarandon
4. Jodie Foster
5. Michelle Pfieffer
6. Jessica Lange
7. Cate Blanchett
8. Renee Zellweger
9. Felicity Huffman
10. Stockard Channing

The Hottest Women in La La Land
1. Charlize Theron
2. Katherine Heigl
3. Famke Jannsen
4. Demi Moore
5. Salma Hayek
6. Cameron Diaz
7. Drew Barrymore
8. Monica Bellucci
9. Heather Graham
10. Jennifer Connelly

The Hottest Men in La La Land
1. Chris Evans
2. Channing Tatum
3. Will Smith
4. Hugh Jackman
5. Keanu Reeves
6. Orlando Bloom
7. Gerard Butler
8. Adam Sandler
9. Ewan McGregor
10. Ethan Hawke

Monday, April 7, 2008

Here Comes The Cheese

Whenever I hear this, I just burst into song...and a fit of laughter. Thanks to Terry Crews and his awesome AWESOME rendition of Vanessa Carlton's single "A Thousand Miles." Have a great Manic Monday, people!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

On Guns, Graduates, And Whole Grains

LunaNina says ... and I think ... ?

  1. Nutritious :: Fruits, vegetables, green tea, and whole grains. Yeah, I should eat more of those. We all do. Latest addition to my diet is flaxseed. I mix it with salads, soups, cereal, and oatmeal. It doesn't taste like anything except it makes the texture of your food a little grainier. It's all good though.
  2. Graduate :: Class of '01. Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts. Yep, that's me.
  3. Tonight! :: ...is DVD/booze/RockBand night. Yay!
  4. Located :: GPS. I don't have it, and I don't think I'll ever find the need for it. I've survived the streets of the world by asking for actual people for directions. I think it's still the best way to find places you've never been.
  5. Weapon :: I'm not a big fan of guns and knives. I do like paint ball, but if people can go to war with paint as their ammo, I think the world would be a better (and funner!) place.
  6. Jumper :: I just saw the Hayden Christensen/Samuel L. Jackson movie a couple of days ago on video. The effects and the scenery was awesome, but I wasn't really happy with the storyline.
  7. Collectibles :: I've collected a few things all through out my life. I was heavily into stamps when I was in the 7th grade. In college I started buying a lot of candles. Then there's my little literary collection; books I've read [and plan to read] scattered all over my room. And my CDs, of course. My last count was more or less 380. I kinda slowed down on the CD shopping the last couple of years though (thanks to online file sharing). Now, I'm not deliberately collecting anything in particular, but the number of flip flops I have just keep growing.
  8. Dennis :: ...the menace. I know like 5 guys named Dennis. They're all very colorful characters alright.
  9. Hostile :: Uninvited. Always RSVP; never crash.
  10. Vivid :: ...memories. I only have a handful, because my long-term memory is worth crap, but what I do remember rocks.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I've Reached Melting Point

It gets up to about 35°C during the day over here and down to a measly 28°C at night. Weather experts say we're expecting a [series of?!?] heat wave in the coming days/weeks. I mean, how could it possibly get any hotter than it is now? Oh, right. Forecasts mention reaching up to 39°C...or worse. OMG. I think my legs are detaching themselves from my body and actually melting before my eyes.

To get my mind off the heat, or at least stop worrying about melting from the feet up, I've decided to do a few things to improve the situation. Here's what I've done so far...

5. Got reacquainted with the A/C repair guy. His name is Rusty and he's been our A/C go-to guy for a couple of years now. His shop is like a 3-minute drive from my house, which is great. For the most part of the year, he and I really don't talk or see each other. But as soon as March/April kicks in, I've got him on speed dial. Today was just one of those Rusty-the-A/C-guy kick-offs. He and his associates were at my house in a flash as soon as I made the call. Had my gramps' (bless his soul) A/C checked and it's super cool now. My brother had his A/C fixed, too, but his won't be done until Monday (ha!). My mom's pretty happy because she's got like a 2.5 horsepower Condura all to herself and it's working fine. Thank God for A/C.

4. Stocked up on ice. I don't make the ice myself, but let's just say I've made sure the fridge never runs out of it (it better not or else I'll die!).

3. Multiple cold showers. At least three times a day since Thursday. Sure, as soon as I step out of the shower I start sweating again, but at least I smell nice.

2. Made arrangements for the ice cream guy to drive by the house every afternoon on the weekends and deliver the good stuff. I don't even care about the flavor anymore (that's not entirely true). As long as I have a cone/cup/drumstick/pint in my hand by 4 in the afternoon, I'm a happy albeit melting camper.

1. Moonbathe. Nightswimming in this weather is the bomb. That's my goofy brother, by the way, and that's me behind him about to take a splash. I think the heat is making us a little cuckoo, too.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Improv Everywhere: They Cause Scenes

New York has it all -- Ms. Liberty, Broadway, Sex and the City, the Yankees, The Donald. It also spawned a highly creative group of street thespians that aim to wow and please. Let me stop you right there; I'm not talking about hookers, you perv.

Improv Everywhere is Charlie Todd's brainchild. His objective? Bring chaos AND joy to New York City...and beyond. Here's a little taste of their witty artistry. It may as well be one of the best and biggest pranks ever pulled. The applause at the end says it all. Check out "Frozen Grand Central." Eerie? Awesome? You decide.



"Food Court Musical" is the latest addition to their repertoire. Someone left a comment for this video and said that if life was a musical, there'd be absolutely no need for weed. And I agree. All food courts should have this kind of entertainment, don't you think? Moral of the story: burst into song whenever, wherever.



With ongoing global roundup efforts, I'm pretty sure they'll be up to something in a city near you really soon.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wordless: The Dying Art Of Chauvinsm






**got these in an email recently. Very funny stuff, right?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

10 On Tuesday: Things To Do Before I Say "I Do"

The date is set. I have my dress, invites have been sent out, food's taken care of, the church is booked, still waiting on the band to confirm but I think it's in the bag, too. Now all I need is a groom. Know where I could find one? Oh, before I forget -- Happy April Fool's, all!

Just so we're clear, I'm not getting hitched anytime soon (breathe, Obie, breathe), and I am in no hurry to (contrary to popular belief). This was last week's topic, and since I missed out on it, I thought today would be the perfect time to do a post on the 10 things I'd like to do before I get married. Aren't Tuesdays fun?

1. Travel more. 'Round Ireland with a fridge, cruise along the coast of Everwhere, drive cross crountry -- yes, I am aware it will require time AND money to do all these things. Clearly, I won't be getting married tomorrow.

2. Master the art of being a domestic goddess. Learn how to bake, press clothes, do the laundry, work the vacuum cleaner (and other home appliances I've never used before in my life). Also, learn to do more delicious recipes and continue working on that cookbook I have.

3. Lose as much weight as I can. Who wouldn't want to look hot in white?!

4. Save up for the "storms" ahead. I know there will be many. You can never be too prepared.

5. Throw out ex-boyfriend memorabilia. Yes, even the expensive ones. OK, fine, pawn the expensive ones.

6. Go out with the girls every chance I get. Party, drink, get a tattoo, wear ridiculously short skirts, go home at dawn, gossip, take road trips, have sleepovers, indulge in massages, go shopping, RSVP, get my nails/hair did.

7. Flirt with a random guy for the very last time. Physical contact NOT required.

8. Sit down with my folks and have a heart-to-heart. Just take in all their advice with a grain of salt. Remember what they did right and learn from their mistakes.

9. Sit down with the future Mr. Fritz and tell him exactly what's going on in my mind (and vice versa). Agree, disagree, and compromise. In my country, there's no such thing as divorce. So, we have to be 200% sure.

10. Hire a great [yet reasonably priced] wedding planner and get as many of my girlfriends involved in it as possible. When that day comes, all I want to do is just get dressed, look fabulous, and be deliriously happy...hopefully for the rest of my married life, too.

Cheers!