The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Time for more scoreboard watching, this time with travel.

Kristi: Getting ready to go to Jordan for research.
Profgrrrrl: Currently on her "Lost in Translation" tour.
Sandra: Soon to depart to New Zealand to work on a screenplay.
James (ex-roomie): Traveling to NYC, New Mexico and Colorado during this upcoming month.
G: Currently on a long-haul roadtrip, including stops in Colorado and Idaho.
G's sister: Chaperoning a tour of Europe (Italy and France, to be exact).

Me: Traveled to the fabulous town of Hillsborough, North Carolina. What I did on the trip? Visit such exotic locales as Ross, DSW, and Target. Yes, I did get to spend time with family that I hadn't seen in a while. But I also got to spend four nights with my parents at a Holiday Inn Express. (And no, I didn't feel no more smarter afterwards...)

Trust me, I'll be checking out all the travel sites for the next few weeks.

Sunday, May 29, 2005


- The trip.
- A call.
- A new beginning (hopefully).

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

So in about 7 hours, I'm leaving on a jet plane. Heading to North Carolina with the family to see a cousin of mine graduate from high school, as well as to see my uncle's family, whom I haven't seen in quite a while. I'm pretty excited, never been to that part of the country before, so this should be fun. See everyone on Sunday!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

My birthday party

Originally uploaded by hipsterwannabe.
A shot of last night's festivities, courtesy of Flickr.

Line of the night from the big celebration:

GUY: "I'm gay."
GIRL: "I don't believe you."

Friday, May 20, 2005

Random thoughts as I sit two hours away from 27...

- The three things I want most for my birthday? A paying job, an iPod and booty.
- A year ago, I was in California to ring in 26. In 1999, I was walking in front of the Bellagio in Las Vegas when the clock struck midnight, marking my entry into the world of 21-ness.
- I keep thinking that I'm closer to the grave than the cradle. I really need to stop doing that.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Gee, thanks Sandra...


Total Volume of Music Files on my Computer:
40-50 audio files, including a copy of the infamous Pat O'Brien voicemails, totaling 2 hours, 5 minutes and 44 seconds in length.

The last CD I bought was:
For me, "Keely Smith, Vegas '58-Today." I bought Michael Buble's latest for my mom at the same time. (The first CDs I've bought in a LONG time.)

Song playing right now:
N/A (A commercial for HeartGard is on TV.)

5 Songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:
"Squeeze"-Robert Randolph & The Family Band
"Fields of Gold"-Sting
"I'll Be There"-Escape Club
"I'd Give Anything I Could To Be In Texas"-Randy Garibay and Cats Don't Sleep
"Don't Stand So Close To Me"-The Police
(I'll give you the reasons for the importance later...)

5 People To Whom I'm Passing The Baton:
Profgrrrrrrrrrrl (How many "r"s, exactly?)

(one of these days, I'll start adding more dudes to the blogroll...)

GOOD THING: Seeing that one of my favorite game shows is looking for contestants.
BAD THING: Finding out, after calling them up, that they're only looking for SoCal locals.

GOOD THING: Finding a videographer position that fits me to a "T."
BAD THING: Finding out, after calling them up, that someone was having a third interview for the position today.

GOOD THING: Narrowing down my "dream job" list.
BAD THING: Having no idea how to go about becoming a Best Week Ever panelist, quiz show writer, or porn star.

GOOD THING: Watching my girl Pam duke it out in the semi-finals.
BAD THING: Seeing her lose. I must say, though, being in the top 7 out of a field of over 140? Good show!

GOOD THING: Seeing Manu Ginobili carry the Spurs on his back for a 3-2 lead in their series against the Sonics.
BAD THING: Staying up past midnight to see it all. Seriously, I'm not an AARP member or anything, but is there any way to have these games begin before nightfall?

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Okay, so my birthday is less than a week away. 27 is staring me in the face. I'm hoping the party goes well. (If you'll be in the S.A. area on Saturday evening, feel free to come along. We'll be at Antro at 10 p.m., and Zen Bar at around midnight.) Eric the Smart-Ass AP will be there, along with other friends of mine.

You know, I totally had a deep theme for this post, but I've since forgotten it. (Serves me right for watching GSN while blogging...) The job search has been slow to non-existent. (Sound familiar?) Basically, I'm back to Square One. Any ideas on how to get back into the job hunt (or any job leads) would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Holy crap... she did it again!

Pam Mueller won her third game in the big tournament today, going to the semi-finals and winning $30k in the process. I actually caught this game, and it was a good one. After bringing up the rear to begin Double Jeopardy, she slowly gained ground on her opponents until making a small run on two clues in the category of "Celibacy." (The correct responses? "Who is Ghandi?" and "Who is Morrisey?")

I must say though, it is nice to hear a story in the contestant chats about being recognized in a Victoria's Secret.

Friday, May 06, 2005

I quit my job today.

I'll have more later on...

Thursday, May 05, 2005


That's right, my favorite Jeopardy contestant won her 2nd round game in the big Ultimate Tournament of Champions. Two more wins puts her toe-to-toe(-to-toe) with none other than Ken Jennings and a shot at $2,000,000.

Yes, yes, she's cute. But that's not the only reason I'm rooting for her.

Okay, maybe it is...

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

So I submitted a similar request to the good people at Tiny Mix Tapes, but I'm thinking this might be better suited to all the readers out there. So here's the theme, see if you can put together a mix.


Have fun.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Elizabeth Smart Makes People's List

I don't know what bothers me more: the fact that People is doing this, or that the father piped up about it...


ONE: Total number of regular wage-earners in the household since a couple of weeks ago, when my dad quit his job, causing my folks to push me towards a more regular-paying position, rather than keep my current commission-only gig.

ZERO: Amount of commission earned from my first sale, getting a friend into a regular money-market savings plan, which carries no sales charge.

3.59: Amount, in dollars, of commission I'll recieve monthly from my second sale, getting another friend into a mutual fund and a retirement plan.

FOUR: Number of weeks I've been a formal employee.
FIFTEEN: Number of weeks I've been at the office.
9.5: Number of months I've gone without a paycheck.
145.47: Lowest point, in dollars, that my checking account reached since college, before a deposit from my folks.

TWO: Number of intimate encounters I've had with a lady in the last few weeks.
THREE: Number of consecutive weeks I've missed Mass.

TWENTY: Number of days until my 27th birthday.
TEN: Including myself, number of people coming to a possible party. While discussing plans last night, I suggested it'd be cool to get a limo for the night to hit all the bars downtown; my friend V said she'd look into it for me.