Everywhere I look online, you know what I see? PSP! PSP!PSP!PSP!PSP!PSP!PSP! (PlayStation Portable, for those NOT in the know). The worst thing about the PSP is that I want one! I was gonna oppose the bullshit and the tyranny that Sony would use in fighting Nintendo for the reins in the war for king of the portable game systems. I was ready to buy a DS, but I think that I'm gonna use my money for a good cause and get a PSP when they either drop the price or release the second line of PSPs (with the glitches fixed, no pixel-dropping and longer battery life, among other things). If any of you have one you want to give me, or you want to donate some dough, drop a comment, and I'll set you up with my paypal ID.
That's how my life is without broadband internet... I came home from work, and the DSL was down. I had no idea what to do with myself. I read all my comics, I watched TV, I went out, and I STILL was at a loss for things to do. I gotta have my interweb fix everyday, I guess. 24 Hours is exa99eratin9 a little, tøø... I was really only awake for about 7-8 h0|_|rs of the ¢®1$1$, however
Well, the new haircut didn't go over or come out as well as I'd've hoped... My mom, of course, flipped, which is always the intended reaction. It would've been better if I liked my hair (or lack thereof) more than I currently do. But on the plus side, my hair grows fast, so I don't have long to wait.
Work is work, but I'm so over it, that it's not such a big deal anymore. I've been painting a lot lately, and its something I can do by myself and tune EVERYTHING else out (thank you, iPod).
One more day til Sin City
By Jeff @ 6:14 PM
So I got a wild hare to shave my head today/last night. When I came home from work, I oiled my electric razor, laid some newspaper down, got comfy and went to town. I forgot to put the guard back on after oiling, so there's nothing but stubble on my head... My extra long beard looked kinda funny, so I went to trim it. Once trimmed, it was too wide for my face, with no sideburns and no hair, so I attempted to cultivate it like so much bonzai... I butchered my goatee. Long story short, after 5 years of having a goatee, it being long, short, wide, narrow, etc., the only hair on my entire head are my eyebrows. I'm more surprised than any of you are, trust me.
By Jeff @ 7:32 PM
Fuck, I've never been so tired... I'm finding that I can't really function on < 5 hours of sleep. S'what I get for staying up late, trying to add shit to my blog (Thanks to Rowan for all the cool ideas I got off her cool-ass site). I've pretty much been dog-tired for the past 4 days, so that's not helping anything. Monday night is so boring, anyfuckinway. Monster Garage and American Chopper reruns aren't the most conducive to wanting to stay awake. [adult swim] is gonna start soon, tho.
I have to take a damn shower, too, cause I got paint all on myself today. The one day I dont wear my beanie while painting, I get paint on/near my head... go figure. For those that caught my double-post this morning, I was painting today, so that was cool for the first 4-5 hours. Then the back started getting sore, the suspected carpal tunnel syndrome started flaring up. Though it could be arthritis (I'll be 25 in August, for those that don't know me well enough). I figured out how to crack my back by myself, on the ground, but it's awkward as fuck.
I thought I'd be done today at 4, so I wanted to hit the comic store, cause I didn't make it out this weekend. At 4, we were done painting, so I called to find out then they were closed: 6pm. I was completely done with work at 430. Eric and I hit the store, then McDs. We broke out at somethin' like 530. I was gonna pass on the comic store cause it was so late in the afternoon, but The Runaways were callin' me (damn you, Brian K. Vaughan!), so I braved the 5 at 540 (at this point). Less than 20 minutes to go from West Anaheim/Disneyland area to Old Town Tustin where my LCS (local comic shop) is, and it's the first Monday after sort of a 3 day weekend (Good Friday, and all). To my surprise, I made it with 5 minutes to spare. So sweet. So I got $20 worth. Then I came home, read 'em, then crashed out for like an hour or so.
Now, I think I'm gonna hit the shower, but I'm gonna bring a beer with me. For those that haven't tried, Shower Beer is Awesome.
By Jeff @ 11:00 PM
So I'm sitting here, waiting for the hot water heater to fill, so I can take a shower. We were invited out to Easter Brunch @ the Huntington Beach Hyatt by my parent's friends. Instead of sitting home, reading comics, or watching DVDs, getting the subsequent headache, then wishing I had gone out... I'm gonna alleviate all that go out today. I can pretend to be a gentile one day a year. Basically, I have to turn this:
By Jeff @ 10:41 AM
I just saw this, and now I have to change my pants:
Venture Bros. Season Two!!!!
By Jeff @ 10:28 AM
So my newfound social/comic book outlet, the Brian K. Vaughan boards, was hacked between last today and tonight, and it's all down. I can't talk about all the nerd things I was thinking about all day, and I'm so bummed. Hopefully, it'll be up tomorrow. If it's not, then what's the point of Easter then, huh? If this so-called resurrection can't resurrect my regular sites, then I want no part of it.
By Jeff @ 12:05 AM
[they're not passive-aggressive, they're informative.]
I came home from a loooong day at work to find the service manual I ordered for my 1995 Camaro. It cost me about $40, and it's (are you ready?) 3000 pages. Yes, three thousand pages of my car, from the front bumper to the... back bumper. Its 3 "volumes", totaling 4 1/2 inches thick. It's bigger than your average phonebook, that's for damn sure. But now I know just how much work it is to take both intake manifolds out of my car, to replace the gaskets for each.
So work was long. I was there 11 hours today, 10 of which were actual work. I was painting, so I'm motherfucking sore right now. I am, however, enjoying my pipe and a beer, which is making it all better. To top it off, I've got the Venture Bros. on out here, so I'm pretty chill right now. Oh yeah, I dug out a padded cushion for the patio chair, too.
um, oh yeah...
By Jeff @ 10:03 PM
I just woke up from a nap. My computer ran out of battery while on my bed, my glaßes (that's "glasses" for you who forget your German alphabet) were on, and I had comics out. I slept from about 545 to 9, btw. It was ok, except now, I'm never gonna get to sleep tonight, then up at 645 tomorrow. What a lame way to spend a ƒriday night. I wanted to get out øƒ here ear£13r, but as it stands, it's either go back to sleep, or find a movie to watch. I was reading comic$, and I may go back to that, since I'm in dire need to wrap Ex Machina around my brain. That, and The Runaways, which is a great comic, and I've only read one issue.
Runawaysthecomic.com is run by a chick on the BKV boards, Mindy. Seeing how many people are Runaways addicts on the site (like Mindy) have made me buy the first ish of the second volume, and I've got the Volume one, part one trade in the mail. From what I understand, it's about a bunch of teen super heros, who are kids of supervillians. In defiance of their parents' villiany, they, well, run away and form a super group of their own (if anyone from the board checks this out, feel free to correct me in the comments section). The art is amazing, and it's got kind of an almost manga style. And the trades are only like $5-$8.
By Jeff @ 9:19 PM
Cleaning windows on your day off: $40
Working 60 hours in 6 days: $700
Being able to read your boss: Priceless...
I'm home early, but I don't know if its because I was allowed to leave early, or told to go early. I came in at 8 today, under the pretense of working 8 hours. At 130 or so, there really wasn't any work to do, so I did busy work. At 3pm, I was told to start painting in the suite we're working in. If I had started painting, I would've been there another 7 hours, which would make my work day 14 hours instead of 8. And that's stupid, because I'm putting in a full day tomorrow. I tried to appeal to Dave's senses, which either didn't at all work, or it worked terribly well, thus I sit at the desk, eating tacos.
By Jeff @ 4:18 PM
10-hour days are starting soon at work. Which is both good and bad. The good part is the hours. The bad is that I have to work from 8-6, 6 days a week. but if this time holds up for a little while, it's an extra $600 per check. In other news... wait... there isn't any other news.
By Jeff @ 12:52 AM
Here's this thing, kiddies. I know I did one a few weeks ago, but here's another. Feel free to fill the thing out in the comments section.
Q: WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
A: if comic books count, Y the Last man, Astonishing X-Men, Ex
Machina, plus other comics. Otherwise, Doyle Brunson's Super System
Q: WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
A: if only I had the need for one...
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BOARD GAME?
Q: FAVORITE MAGAZINE?
Q: FAVORITE SOUNDS? (OR SMELL)
A: nag champa is good...
Q: WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
A: being alone
Q: FIRST THING YOU THINK OF IN THE MORNING?
A: "Oh, God... so early..."
Q: HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
A: most likely between 3-4
Q: FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
A: i dunno
Q: WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE?
A: Good food, good friends, & good beer... not necessarily in that order
Q: FAVORITE FOOD?
A: sushi, followed by more sushi
Q: DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
A: um, yes.
Q: STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?
A: cool, but only if I don't have to drive in it.
Q: WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
A: '86 Chevy Camaro Z28
Q: FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK
A: gotta go with an ice cold longneck, but a cab or pinot instead is always nice
Q: DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?
A: of course!
Q: IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A: philanthropist... if not that, then comic book writer
Q: IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOUR WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A: I'd like to try black at some point. not any time soon, tho
Q: FAVOURITE MOVIE
A: the big lebowski
Q: FAVOURITE SOAP
A: bath soap
Q: DO YOU TYPE WITH CORRECT FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?
A: sometimes, tho i've been accused of using the "hunt & peck" method
(but with great efficiency)
Q: WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
A: two swords, a flanged mace, two knives, two magnetic dart games,
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?
A: Hold 'em
Q: AT LEAST ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
A: barbie is the best drinkin' buddy a guy could hope for
Q: WHICH IS THE PERSON YOU SEND THIS TO WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND
A: Eric (ha!)
Q: HORROR OR COMEDY?
A: it depends, usually comedy...
Q: FAVOURITE TIME OF DAY?
Q: PET HATE?
A: not a big fan of yippy or small dogs
Q: IS THERE ANYONE YOU HAVEN'T FORGIVEN? EVER!!!
A: those that know me well know I hold lifetime grudges against some
people... it's a longer list than you all think
Q: WHAT TYPE OF MILK DO YOU DRINK?
A: 2%, plain and simple
Q: DID YOU MAKE YOUR BED THIS MORNING?
A: Ha! (I haven't made my bed in the morning in 24 years
Q: HOW MANY TVs IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD?
A: 5, tho I use, primarily, the one in my room.
Q: WHO PUTS THE BIN OUT?
A: I'll assume bin means trash, so the ratio of my dad to me is 2 to 1.
By Jeff @ 9:19 PM
These came in the mail today:
That's really how I was home schooled, btw.
Barbie was over all weekend, and that was cool. The Incredibles was great the first time, but even better the second time around. We watched that the other night. We gave my room a super spring cleaning, too. You're awesome for helping me, bbbby. Thank You.
I spent the day mudding, which wasn't so bad. I got 8.5 hours out of the deal. No lunch, tho. Had to resort to McD's for sustenance. But enough of that!! Pipe's comin' out soon!
By Jeff @ 7:43 PM
So here's the hardest thing I've had to deal with today. No Bids, and me with no money. FUCK! I was gonna get this, too. For serious... What happened to my money?!?!?!?!?!?!
By Jeff @ 7:59 PM
I'm home a little later than I planned, but fuck it. I had a kick-ass time at the pub tonight. Planet Farm played, and there was a lot of love in the air. I brought Eric, and even though we left at like 10 after 1, you all still should've come out. Especially YOU, Chris!. And I have to get up at 6 am to take my parents to the damn airport. So I have the house to myself this weekend... needless to sa¥, ßarßie's staying over, which'll be kick-ass. Plus! I don't have to wake up early either day this weekend. Hopefully, there'll be a bit of relaxing pipe smoking this weekend, too... and lots and lots of
CENSORED. Hmm... oops.
Oh, if I get a big tax refund, I'm buying a "new" car.
By Jeff @ 1:42 AM
Chris, Eric, and I FINALLY got the opportunity to get out and smoke tonight, in celebration of Chris' birthday (March 13) and Eric's (March 16). We all got gifts for each other. Before I go on, yes I know it wasn't my birthday, but Chris wasn't able to get anything for me last August, so he wanted to get a belated birthday present for me, too. He got a gift certificate (from me), and a sweet-ass pocket humidor (from eric). Eric got some trades (from chris) and The Gender Bender (!) (from me). I got, from Chris, my 4th pipe. A nice little number with a curved stem, that's really nice to smoke (I can't believe I have 4 already, btw).
Today was good. I didn't have to go into work, so I bought comics. A good week for comics, too, if I do say so myself. Not too many to buy, but all gems, nonetheless.
For those who read this before Thursday night, you should go to the UCI Anthill Pub for St. Patty's. Ryan, Matt, and Dave are jammin', and it's gonna be the last bash (worth going to) at the pub before it closes (possibly indefinately) for student center renovations on the 24th. That's all for now...
15 days 'til Sin City
By Jeff @ 12:49 AM
How come when you pay a parking ticket, YOU are responsible for putting a stamp on the envelope?! The damn city fining me for not having a fucking front plate could at least have the courtesy to pay for their envelopes to have postage on them! And thanks to Cheverolet for not putting holes to mount a front license plate from.
By Jeff @ 11:21 AM
Tonight, there was a small group dinner of UCI kids at BJ's in Tustin. Barbie, Kathy, Antonio, Melissa, Grace, Steven, a few others, and yours truly were all there. Antonio and I met up and got there after everyone else. We threw the BS around while, and I was at about a 50% success rate for jokes. As the night went on, I got cruder and cruder, and was less and less successful... tho I hit grand slams when I was. We went out to Habana's afterward, tho Barb and I were late, cause we took a trip through the "Tunnel of Love," whatever that means. That's what Grace called being late, anyway.
Today, I spent 4 hours trying to hang the exhaust system in Eric's El Camino, which was cool. I got the hardest part, pretty much done. There's a few pipes that have yet to be hung, but the mufflers are in. The only way it would've been better would be if I was getting paid. We were talking of pulling the motor back out, to make putting everything on a little easier. Eric's dad was VERY hasty with getting the motor in... it's coming back to bite us in the ass now. The previous owners' wiring job is garbage, so eric's gonne rewire the car. The headers (also called exhaust manifolds; what feeds the exhaust from the engine into the exhaust pipes) would be simple to put on, as well as the starter, spark plugs, and probably a few other things. Doing all of this with the engine out of the car would be way easy, cause there'd actually be elbow room, and hand room, for that matter. Plus, Eric could stand inside the engine bay and do all the wiring from there. Of course, that's another month of work if we pull the engine BACK out, and when you're already 6-9 months behind your initial goal, that doesn't seen like a much better idea. All I know is that I can't wait to get a classic to work on!
By Jeff @ 1:34 AM
Your Seduction Style: The Charmer
You're a master at intimate conversation and verbal enticement.
You seduce with words, by getting people to open up to you.
By establishing this deep connection quickly, people feel under your power.
And then you've got them exactly where you want them!
Saw this on Barbie's Blog, so I decided to take it... I'm pretty pleased with the results.
By Jeff @ 1:07 AM
Some of you may know that I've recently been posting to the message boards of Brian K. Vaughn, creator of Y the Last Man and other comics. I posted the Spidey/Vader question from a few days ago to the board, and he was the first to respond! I'm so star-struck. He tactfully avoided my question and everything. Here's the thread:
Spidey vs Vader
By Jeff @ 11:50 PM
I just saw this garbage commercial with garbage rapper 50 Cent. In this commercial, it shows Mr. Cent sitting on a fridge (or something), with voice overs from news broadcasts saying "shot in the ear 9 times," "rapper gunned down outside of club" and such. Then, sound bites from award shows and MTV saying how great and all of that he is. Shit like that makes me crazy, people. 50 Cent sucks my ass, and if anyone has heard "Wanksta" or "In Da Club" or whatever the fuck garbage his record company shits out onto CDs, you know what I'm talking about. I hate that such shit is to popular/money making, while some people spend their whole lives working their asses off, making amazing music, and then die penniless, starving, sacrificing everythinf for their art. If someone'd give me a Tech 9, half a pound of weed, and a million dollar contract, I'd be the next fucking Eminem, who also sucks my balls.
By Jeff @ 8:45 PM
With the recent release of the Star Wars Ep. 3 Trailer, and the discussion I heard on The Howard Stern Show this morning, I'm starting a new series of posts on here:
Fight to the Death!!™
I'm talkin' the Spidey from comics, children, not Toby McGuire. And Darth James Earl Jones, none of this Hayden Christiansen douche-baggery.
Gimme your picks in comment form. And you have to post if you read this, cause I know some of you think Darth Vader is the shit, but Spider-Man would fuck his shit up. Don't get me wrong, It'd be a good fight, but barring an immediate kill, Spidey's too much for Vader. The force is no match for distance, or a huge chunk of building comin at ya'. Plus, The lightsaber is a non-issue, thanks to Spidey-Sense™. He/she who has the best reason for who wins will win a a special prize
By Jeff @ 10:21 AM
Here's a pic of my old, fat old boss, Solomon Burke (who was on Conan tonight), and one of Ruben Studdard, who is almost equally as fat, tho not as old. The similarities are weird, especially in the face...
I'd like to add that I laughed my ass off, seeing Solomon sing with the Max Weinberg Seven. I'd assume that he's too cheap to bring the HIS band, which is why he enlisted the Seven. If the 36 hour, non-stop van ride from LA to New Orleans we had to endure is any indication of his frugalness, then he's definately too cheap to fly his back-up band to NY for Conan.
I'd like to dedicate this post to Justin Cottrell. Without him, I wouldn't've been able to laugh my ass off at Bishop Fatso.
By Jeff @ 1:43 AM
If any of you take this test, feel free to paste your results in COMMENTS.
| Love Machine |
Yippe-kay-yay! You scored 91%!
Good news, everyone! You have completed the test!
You are a hot stud, whether you're infested with parasites or not. Your
mighty knowledge and button-clicking precision will lead you to saving
the world someday, and hopefully not on a Scooty-Puff, Jr. Congrats.
Watching every single episode in order has paid off, and you can rest
assured that your holophoner skills won't quit when it counts.
The Futurama Trivia Test
By Jeff @ 8:46 PM
Sorry to have such a rushed post this morning. Eric came to get me a little sooner than I expected. So where was I... Barb and I went to Islands for dinner, too. It was good.
At work today, we probably worked about an hour and a half of the 7 hours we were there. Most of the day was spent talking to Val, and looking for this burrito place for lunch. Then we watched all of Home Improvement and Married With Children... It was really a pointless day, so we decided to work for free. Upside to today, I've got a new desktop monitor that was intended for the trash... lets see how long it'll take for me to short it out...
By Jeff @ 8:59 PM
This weekend was pretty good, considering it was only one day, yesterday. Barbie came out for the day at lunch-time. W€ went to Wah00's, which is always good. I picke|) me up som3 comics, and we spent the afternoon in Newport Beach. We rented bicycles, and rode from about 31st St. as far south as the sid€walk would a££ow. It was ƒµn, though I almost hit or got hit a lot of times. As some of you know, I never rode bikes as a kid, so there's balance issues upø|\| ßa£anc€ 155µ€$. Ok, I gotta go to work.
By Jeff @ 11:18 AM
In addition to having beer right now, I've just registered my beard with the National Beard Registry. I stumbled upon this, and I figured that since I have the most kickass goatee in Orange County, I'll register. So I did. I should be on the site within the week, so I'll definitely link to my page. I worked a long ass day today, and should be in bed, but I'm not. So there.
By Jeff @ 2:04 AM
I just got back from post-work pizza and beer. Eric and I went to Zito's, by Vons, and split a large pie and a pitcher of hef. I stink of cheese and feel like 1/2 a pitcher. Life is good. I've got The Daily Show on, and as you all know, Lewis Black is the king.... Wait... The Rock, who was the guest, is the king. Lewis Black's close, tho. There was something else I was gonna say, but I've got Chappelle's Show on, and I've got a short attention span now. Bye bye...
By Jeff @ 10:51 PM
So I'm at work today, and I think of this great question to pose to you all. And now that I have comments enabled, there's no excuse to not answer. Here goes:
If you could pick five(5) CDs/albums that you are most into TODAY, What would they be? I'm not talking your favorites of all time, I'm talking today, March 1st, 2005. What 5 CDs that, if they were taken away tonight, would make your tomorrow shitty (in no partucular order)?
1. The New Danger, Mos Def
2. Shake off the Dust... ARISE, Matisyahu
3. Deltron 3030, Deltron
4. Quality Control, Jurassic 5
5. The Grand Pecking Order, Oysterhead
Tenacious D, Tenacious D
Frizzle Fry, Primus)
In other news, I've got House on right now. It's a head-trip. I love it. My knee and neck are a bit better. Turns out my neck is just sore, and my knee is healing up fairly nice. Work's getting interesting... a lot more problems with Val, a lot less with Eric and I. It's gonna be an interesting couple of weeks. Good thing E and I are spectators.
I think in the next couple of weeks, I'm gonna start a weekly comic review blog. I love my comics, and I need an outlet to talk about 'em. I figure I'll review maybe 4-10 a week, depending on what comes out that week. I'll do trades, too, when I get 'em, and maybe DVDs and other new shit for the week that I buy. This way, I can jibber-jabber about nerdy things, and those who're uninterested can ignore it.
By Jeff @ 10:07 PM
Saw this on Barbie's Blog, and I never fill these out when I get them in emails, so I'm gonna do it right now, right here. Feel free to email them to me, or maybe I'll turn comments on so everyone can share with everyone else.
THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
3. Ythelastman (on message boards)
THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. my voice
2. my wit (sharp, baby)
3. my refusal to grow up
THREE THINGS YOU HATE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. I can often be too lazy to go out
2. Slow decline in grammer and spelling skills since graduating from UCI
3. I'm a perpetual procrastinator
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Being alone
3. losing my iPod
THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. cell phone
THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. Who's Your Rabbi T
2. old, slightly painted jeans
3. my glasses
THREE THINGS ON YOUR DESK:
1. my humidor
2. bags and boards for comics, uncombined
3. The Simpsons 365-day trivia calender
THREE FAVORITE PHRASES:
3. "c'mon now"
THREE REASONS YOU'VE BROKEN UP WITH EXES:
1. Using 15 y/o me as an emotional crutch
2. Her not being loyal
3. Annoyingly stupid (you all remember "UC Hawaii")
THREE THINGS YOU WOULD WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. Similar, droll sense of humor
2. implicit trust
THREE THINGS YOU FIND UNATTRACTIVE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX
2. An interest in Americal Idol
3. No concern for World News
THREE THINGS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX THAT YOU FIND ATTRACTIVE:
1. Nice eyes
2. When she has something interesting to say
3. The Titties ;)
There you all go. Hope you all learned something new about me or were offended in some way.
By Jeff @ 12:00 AM