Friday, March 26, 2010

Coolness


I'm not a fan of Christian Aguilera (I think I can only name 1 or 2 of her songs), but I love this album cover.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Left My Fart in San Francisco

Last Wednesday, my company sent me to SF for a one day meeting. I was hoping to have a little spare time to get drunk in a bar walk around the city after the meeting, but no...our travel agent scheduled my return flight to allow me just enough time to squeeze in a 30 minute walk and then jump in a cab to get my arse back to SFO, to catch my flight back home. I made it to the airport just in time...but wait...my return flight home was delayed for over 2.5 hours. I could've gotten drunk in a bar seen some sights after all and still made my flight back....d'oh!

I really do loves me some SF. Sitting in the airport, I used all of that free time to justify a move to the City. I have friends & family there that love me dearly and are just dying (dying!) for me to make that move. I also work in an industry that would allow me to move to most major cities, and be able to land a job. [Man, that sounds snooty....but you know what I mean].

I love the vibe that SF puts out...it's like the West Coast's version of NYC...the architecture, the culture, and the fabulous people really make it the place for me.

Sitting in the airport lounge was a visual feast: Asian kids with severe hairstyles & tricked out headphones in turquoise/chocolate, a lady (of a certain age) sporting a Veronica Lake hair-do in pure silver (who by the way, just reeked of Old Money), some boys from the UK who were sporting their own versions of what a California Skater Boy should look like (and doing it well), and finally the glass of Cabernet Sauvignon at my lips....what a sight to behold!

If I do make this move, it'll take at least a couple of years before I can start the process. I'm just dreaming out loud right now, but we'll just see won't we?

PS: I'd like to give a special shout out to Farrukh, the cabbie who got me back to the airport. He drove that cab like no one's business: cursing, honking at & flipping off all of the idiots (tourists) that didn't understand what a green light meant. Oh Farrukh, how I miss you!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This is Fat?


Here's Marky (Ayi-Papi-tan-Chulo) Mark on the set of a movie he's filming titled The Fighter. I've read on a few blogs today that "he's let himself go". I only wish I was as "fat" as he is! My sources tell me that (doy!) he's purposely gained the weight for the movie role.

I don't know about you, but with or without his six pack, he still gives me Good Vibrations...down there.

Oh, and he gets me hard looking at him & thinking naughty thoughts of what I'd like to do to him....naked and oiled up...on a tarp.

4.4 @ 4:04

My psychic powers grow stronger each day....or maybe I'm turning into a dog; whatever the case may be, I woke up this morning about a minute before L.A. was hit with a 4.4 earthquake.

It was strange....I woke up and looked at the clock on my side table, and I couldn't believe that it was 4:03. What would possess me to wake up at that ungodly hour?

Then the house began to shimmy. It was a mild one. I'm an L.A. native, so earthquakes are nothing new to me. They never really freaked me out. I was just pissed that I was awake that early.

You can all sleep easy tonight, knowing that no damage was taken to my home or face.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Merci

I just want to say Thank You to all of you who have left comments on this blog, or sent messages of support via email/text, in regards to my Dad and all of the other "stuff" that's happening to me.

Some of you have even shared your own personal experiences and how you got (or are getting) through it, and that has really helped give me some sense of peace. These simple gifts; hugs (real or virtual), emails, or unexpected phone calls, mean so much to me.

It's amazing how during tough times your true friends so quickly come to your side, so quick to help hold you up when you feel the weight of the world pulling you down. I just hope I can return the favor to each and every one of you.

I know that all of these events are just part of one's life. I'm accepting that fact. I'll get through these rough waters. I just wanted to let you all know how grateful I am that I have you all there to throw me a life saver, if needed.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Peace is Just a Word

I just found out that my father has cancer. Looks like they found it in his kidney. Not sure yet if it's operable, benign, malignant, or how far it's spread. We're still waiting to hear more details from the doctor. My Dad has no idea he has cancer. My mom's on her way to the hospital to tell him.

Damn. I'm stunned...emotionless. I know I should be crying, but the tears aren't coming. I know they will and it'll probably catch me off guard when they do.

This isn't supposed to happen to my family. This is something you hear about happening to other people. This is surreal.

Between the breakup last Monday (Paul & I ended our 2.5 year relationship last week) and now this fresh hell, I don't know how I'm going to cope. My strength is really being tested.

The blog may get a little neglected for the next few days. Not sure what lies ahead for my family.

I really could use a hug right about now.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yesterday's News


Here's a sad story about a fire that broke out in my 'hood yesterday. The house is actually one street over from my house.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Je D├ęteste Lundi

Monday already? I hate it when that happens. Friday, please get here soon. I miss you already.

Seriously, this weekend flew by. Not much happened other than lots of shopping. Oh, my BFF and I went to La Parolaccia for dinner on Saturday. They added a new gnocchi (with a pork & beef meat sauce) to the menu. [Word: Da Bomb!] If you're ever in the LBC, you have got to check them out. Tell them that Chris referred you.....and they'll say; "Who".

I tried to watch the Oscar's last night, but couldn't really get into it. This new wave of Young Hollywood is really disappointing to see "live". Did y'all see that chick from that Twilight movie clearing her throat, whilst presenting? Tsk Tsk.

I am dying, dying to take a little vacation. I'd love to get on an airplane, with a single bag in hand and just go somewhere. Anywhere. Alone for a few days. Well, alone with my thoughts. I need time & space to kick these blues away.

Any getaway plans or ideas? I'd like to hear some ideas from the Peanut Gallery.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Inspired

What seems like many, many years ago, I used to be a bit of a whore Clothes Horse. I didn't just wear whatever was clean and pressed (as I do now). I made conscious decisions about what "outfit" I'd wear, and on what day I'd wear it. I usually had enough stock in my closet to never repeat the same pair of pants within a 2-week span. [Gay Gasp....perish the thought!]...but that was so long ago & things just aint the same.

I'm starting to get that those sartorial urges again. It's time to build up my collection and put more thought into what I'm wearing. I do love clothes. I prefer classic over trendy. I never was a Label Whore. I think you can look just as stylish with a wardrobe put together from Le Tarjay, thrift stores, and/or your everyday retail shops. No need to get all Designer on my ass to impress me. Don't get me wrong, if anyone out there has any John Varvatos, Viktor & Rolf, or Paul Smith just laying around, I'm a size a medium....or I will be in a few months.

Anyhoo, I'd love to pair all 3 of the pieces in the above pic with a faded pair of straight legged jeans & a super-crisp white button down. Not sure if I could pull off the bow tie, but a neck tie with the same pattern/colors would work. Really loving those blue shoes!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Dark Desire

I keep trying to give you up...but I can't. I've been in love with you for years.

I think about you all the time. I want you. I want to taste you in my mouth.

You're so sweet. So dark. So bad for me, I know. I can't help myself.

How can I just leave you?

You can't be replaced.

You have a hold over me that I just can't shake.

This love is real. It's deep. It must end. I need to end this for the sake of my well-being.

We are not meant to be together. I know it.

You look so good to me...dripping with beads of water...sliding down your curves.

Maybe it'd be ok if I just got a little taste of you every once in awhile. That should be ok....right?


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Clash of The Titans 2010

OMZ... I am so late to the game on this one. I just found out that a remake of the early 80's classic (yes, a classic), Clash of The Titans is due to come out near the end of this month. I love this movie. As a VERY YOUNG boy, I watched it everytime it played on TV.

I loved Mark Hamlin as Perseus, and, at the time, I thought that the special effects were just amazing. Looking back at the original now, yeah, not so much. Oh, and the Stygian Witches used to freak the sh*t out of me.

I am dripping with excitement to see this one. I think that Sam Worthington will do the role of Perseus justice....as long as he's shirtless for most of the movie.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Tickler


Because Monday sucked big time, I'm posting a silly pic that makes me giggle....oh, and you know that the strawberry came back for a better look, once her goody 2-shoes friend was out of sight.

Monday, March 1, 2010

...and the World Continues to Turn

My world, as I know it, is changing. Big changes are just around the corner. Some of the changes are brought on by my hand directly, and other changes are the results of other's actions. For example, my workplace is about to be going through some major restructuring, since 50% of my group is about to quit/transfer to other departments. Funny thing is management just doesn't know about it yet. The water cooler is a great place to gather info from colleagues. That may mean a promotion for me, or it could just mean more work ....same pay. I'm an optimist so I'm praying for "Mo Money in 2010" !

I've been toying with the notion of setting up another blog. One that's more of a journal that would document my daily thoughts & goings-on. I think it would be more of a personal venue for putting down thoughts that I'd only want to share with a select few people. Some aspects of my life I'd rather not share with the entire WWW. I'm talking about simple, daily journal entries such as:

Crapped my pants at work today. Thank goodness I keep an extra pair in the car at all times. Getting old sucks.
On second thought, maybe I'd keep it for my eyes only...hmmm.

Anyhoo, big changes are definitely a-coming...and that's a good thing. Last year was a year of stagnation & conflict. It was an angry year that I'd really like to forget. This year is all about growth & restoration. I need to rebuild relationships with friends & colleagues that I've lost contact with. I'm also dedicated to networking like mad this year. Life is good...and with a loving family & great friends it becomes so much better....dontcha think?