Tuesday, December 11, 2007

uncle tony

so my brother became a father today. it's a baby girl named sophia... she's 8lbs 6oz :) congrats lou & kim!

 

and she has purple hands...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

saw something strange on my ride home tonite

i'm a fan of spelling it "tonite", i might be making this up, but i've been under the impression that tonite & tonight are kind of like "theater" & "theatre"... all interchangeable like...

anyway, i was just riding home (in the rain) from erik & loren's place, and i just turned off of fulton onto arguello and about half way to the next block (mcallister) this taxi comes, tires screeching, hauling-ass out of mccalister (from my right side) and up arguello... backwards. and on the correct sides of the street, for the direction he was heading in reverse. he did this pretty much to the end of the block. i actually stopped and rode my bike in circles watching the whole thing, it was pretty impressive. my first thought was that he was either running from someone or chasing someone that just ran from his cab without paying. OR maybe someone just carjacked the cabbie. i was half expecting gunshots and/or the guy to try to run me down. my main theory is that he gets really bored late at nite and likes working on his driving-in-reverse skills.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

life update...

i don't keep a blog because i presume to have a "fan-base" out there... it's more just so that years from now i can read it and get a glimpse into who i was at the time of the writings... and the other more important reason: i have a shitty memory and probably won't remember half the things that go on in my life.

so, recent crap...
-we had the strongest earthquake in almost 20 years (in the bay area) last night, it shook me up a bit (hahaha). but yea, it did get me nervous being on the sixth floor (at loren & erik's).
-i'm planning on bringing my sister out here to live with me and go to school, hopefully right after new years.
-i've been hanging out with alice (#2), erik, loren & lesley a lot lately... i guess that's our "group".
-me and 3 other guys dressed up as 4 different kurt russell's for halloween.
-i'm going to be an uncle by the end of year.
-work: same shit, but we moved to a new floor... i sit by a window now, that's exciting!
-i purchased a 40" HDTV and a PS3 recently... they give me boners...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

salvia divinorum

my friend back in jersey told me about this wacky new (to me at least) hallucinogenic drug... it's all-natural and derived from a sage plant. he told me it only lasts 5 minutes, it's safe, and you see some crazy visuals accompanied by fits of laughter. i've always been curious about trying a hallucinogen, this one is legal... so i ordered $10 worth from some website...

anyway, it arrived last friday, i smoked a little bit using my bong, nothing really happened, which they say is to be expected for your first time. i gave it a few days and decided to give it another go this past sunday. two friends were in my room with me (don't try it alone, was suggested) when i took two large bong hits... now i'm going to attempt to describe, as best i can, what happened next...

right after i took the second hit i passed the bong to one of my friends saying something like, "i feel something, try it..." then about 3 seconds later i felt like i got sucked through a vortex, but at the same time i was melding into the couch/wall... i could feel my skin being pulled and becoming one with the couch. i looked over at my friends and it seemed like i got wooshed away and kind of became a small shed that enclosed them, but couldn't interact with them any longer, but i did manage to mutter, "oh my god, don't try it!". so i was sitting on the couch, leaning heavily with my arm on the arm rest and resting my head on my arm, looking out the window. this is where it gets really hard to explain.as i was looking out the window in the distance i could see everything above ground-level being torn away from the earth (like a huge sheet of tape being torn up), leaving behind empty whiteness, this was accompanied by a rumbling noise and a mild earthquake. it was coming toward us... and the only thing that made sense was that reality was coming to an end. and i could see my friends and they didn't seem to care, so i just assumed they were in denial and braced myself for the impending doom. now, the way i rationalized what was happening was that when i was about 7 years old my grandfather slammed a rake against the ground, the impact created a tiny sub-universe that existed only during that fraction of a second that that rake was on the ground, and when the rake was lifted, that's when reality began to come apart. and i also realized (or hoped) that once reality ended i would revert to my 7 year-old self (from that instance) instead of just blinking out of existence. that's about when i scraped myself off the couch and mumbled, "i gotta lay down, i'm not well", and did so.

so as i laid there i was completely convinced that i smoked too much and had salvia poisoning... mainly because i felt like there was no way i could be a normal person in this state and i was convinced that i was stuck that way. i started to think about how i couldn't maintain a job like that, and if i couldn't work or interact with people, how would i get by?!? who's gonna take care of me!?!? i also remember not being able to "feel", like i couldn't imagine having any feelings or interest in doing anything, and almost that there was no point in living... it was pretty depressing and a bit scary...

then it pretty much all faded away, and HOLY SHIT was i grateful... it was like waking up from a terrible dream and feeling that sweet relief when you realize it was just a dream.

Monday, April 30, 2007

one-a-day vitamins...

is it safe to assume that as long as you take one of those daily vitamins (the kind that have 100% daily dose of everything) everyday, that you can basically eat junk food for the rest of the day?? i mean, i know you'd probably end up getting fat... but you wouldn't be malnourished right???
i <3 cookies...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

i'm off the juice...

so i managed to kick the habit last nite... i cancelled my subscription to world of warcraft, and uninstalled it... i'm even gonna give the box/cd's to hami tonite so i can't even reinstall it if i get weak...

but before i killed it, i took a pretty good screenshot of my main guy... then i put that as my wallpaper on my computers desktop... i figure that i can look at it and maybe it'll ease the pain of separation... or it'll do the opposite and just torture me... we'll see... i'm off the crack...

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

pen or keyboard?

so as of 1/1/07 i've been trying to write my daily activities in a journal (pen & paper) just for the hell of it... and i'm trying to keep it more fact-based, as opposed to random thoughts or dreams or whatever crap goes on in my head. but of course once i start writing i veer off on tangents of all sorts... so i'm not sure if i'll be posting much on here, i know all one of my readers will be saddened by this news... but hey, i don't keep this journal for the masses...

but yea, i'm gonna try to keep this journal as randomness/dreams and the paper journal mainly factual, which means 90% of the time it'll say: Went to work, played WoW, went to sleep.fucking WoW... how i love to hate u...

Thursday, January 4, 2007

WTF!?!? another natural disaster dream...

OK, this is getting kinda scary.. i had another dream last night that involved a natural disaster while i was at work (i forgot to blog one recently involving a tsunami), but this time it was a dream within a dream and i was outside my building instead of in it. however, in the dream i was asleep AT WORK while having the dream (within the dream).
so i was outside of my building (but the surroundings were more like a tropical resort) and someone pointed out that there was a trail of smoke coming out of the bay, and they said, "did they just fire a missile from under the bay??". which i thought was pretty idiotic... and before i got to say that it seemed more like an asteroid/meteor crash, there was a huge explosion/rumbling sound and the water began to swell and move outward. then i had that knot-in-the-stomach feeling that you get when you know you're fucked...

-sidenote: the trail of smoke was pretty thick which seemed to indicate a large asteroid, but it seemed odd that there was such a delay (about a good 5 seconds) before any signs of impact.

anyway, i happened to be standing near a small drop-off, it was some jagged rocks that dropped about 10 feet down to a beach-like sandy area. i jumped down there thinking that the wall would shield me from the initial blast of water and if i could hold my breath long enough i might survive. after the jump down, water blasted over and around me, and it was taking a while to actually reach me, i guess the force blasting it over me was very strong, and i kept sucking in more and more air anticipating being submerged.. and right as the water was upon me is when i woke up (in the dream) in my office... i was pretty freaked out... the rest is a bit fuzzy..