Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
and that's around the time i realized that some automated pandora promotion tricked him into spamming every single contact in his address book.
his official twitter comment: "wow, pandora, really? you are the worst..."
now i've never really jumped on the pandora bandwagon, in fact i somewhat dislike pandora. up until recently i've been a last.fm diehard. okay, not so much a diehard. but i've been scrobbling with last.fm for quite a while.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
today is attempt one at a staple persian dish. granted they didn't use a slow cooker to make this dish back in the day, i'm trying to be as efficient as possible.
the above picture is taken at the point where i let everything cook together for hours and hours. ~10mins before i'm ready to feast, add the kidney beans and i'm done.
well kids, you guessed it - touchdown, homerun, he-could-go-all-the-way!
the dish came out great, i don't think i'll ever pay for this dish again. come to think of it, i've paid for this dish 4-5 times in my life, so it's not really as life changing as i am trying to make it appear.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
my first attempt at drawing a pattern. a 2" by 2" square that i filled in, then photocopied 4 times and put it together to see how it looked.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
granted the white collar environment isn't too exciting. a cube is a cube, an office is an office, if you've eaten at one cafeteria you've eaten at them all. but i find it fascinating to see what my friends do when they are out of my presence and at in the real world earning cold hard cash.
i'd be thoroughly entertained to see what my friend's workspaces look like, where they spend time heating up their lunches, what meetings do they participate in, who are their allied or enemy coworkers and how they deal with them.
i'd love to have a 'bring your friend to work' day, and be able to shadow my friends to experience this other life that they lead 5 days a week. though, lately i have many friends who only lead the life i know. i blame the current economic climate, there's no way my childhood friends have grown up to be slackers.
i also have nurse friends, i do not have the stomach to see everything that they do. conditional bring your friend to work day it is!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
july 24th 2004 in santa monica, ca is where it all started.
a close friend of mine was born on july 24th, and in 2004 he threw a birthday party. his parties normally have themes. this theme was 80's rockstar party.
apparently i waited till the day of the party to find an outfit. with no clue of what to wear i stumbled into aardvarks thrift store in santa monica and found a black leather hat, just like run dmc used to wear! that $9.99 hat was the first piece of my outfit. i cruised around a few other stores and bought a cheap plastic gold chain and then a pair of white adidas superstars (which i plan to wear with no laces). the rest of my outfit was black pants and a black long sleeve shirt.
the party was fun and my costume was far from the coolest one there, everyone participated. we jammed to madonna, black michael jackson, george michael and more.
after the party i ditched the hat and the plastic necklace, but those $60.00 adidas shell toes were far from expired. i wasn't initially in love with the shelltoes, however they slowly grew on me. more and more i'd wear them on weekends and casual fridays at work. before i knew it, my white with black stripes superstars were my favorite sneaker.
flash forward a few years, and i find myself making the new year's resolution: buy 1 pair of shoes each month minimum. i wasn't sure what to buy at first, but i knew that i wanted adidas. ever since childhood i've always like adidas shoes, probably because as a soccer player adidas was king.