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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Saw "The Killing Room"... I wasn't supposed to watch it but I saw the beginning of it... they talked about mind control and a short history on it so that got me hooked.

It was an ok movie... Definitely need to see the ending.. I was surprised to see Timothy Hutton in the movie.. Where was he all this time?

Anyway, its been a strange day today... I did everything early and now its kinda ruining my plans for the evening. I might as well sleep early today.. Nothing better than sleeping with the sun still up... I really wish winter was here.. I miss the cold weather. The heat is beginning to annoy me.. I'm starting to think that I have the same problem that my brother has.. He gets skin rashes because of warm weather, and I'm getting this rash, come to think of it, everytime summer rolls around...

I'm trying to break the cycle of me not blogging...

This is just a start...

I really need to continue my script writing...

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Goodness... its been that long since I blogged....

I'm not making anymore promises of updating this.. Its making me look like a liar...

I'll see where it goes....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lakers made it through against the Rockets in game 7. Kobe didn't show up but the rest of the team did and thats all it took. Next up, Denver.

Manchester United clinched its 3rd straight PL title. All they needed was a draw against Arsenal and they did just that. Up next for EPL champs, Barcelona for the Champions League final. I might follow that game because its gonna be an open kinda game which favors Barcelona but their defense sucks right now because of a lot of defenders not playing. This should be an awesome match. I don't know who to root for though...

Anyway, its the 2nd consecutive day of temps at the 90s... I hate summer.. especially the heat...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Its been that long since I blogged, eh.... figures...

I'm back I guess... Although I have mentioned that before...

Following the theme of my last blog, Chelsea is out of the Champions League with a loss to Barcelona in the Semifinals 2nd leg. The game was marred with a lot of disputed non-calls, especially for Chelsea but also for Barcelona as one of their defenders got red-carded, which means he'll miss the finals. Barcelona will go up against the defending champs, Manchester United. Looks like they'll make that rare thing of winning the EPL and UCL in back to back years.

Anyway, I'll be back tomorrow.. I'm already getting a headache...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The UEFA Championship Semi-finals are set and there will be at least 1 English Premier club in the finals. 3 of the final 4 are from the Premier league. My boys at Chelsea will be facing the hottest and perhaps THE best team in Europe right now, Barcelona. From what I've read, Barcelona and Chelsea have faced each other 8 times this century and both have 3 wins and a draw each. Barcelona should be considered the favorites in that draw. The other semi-final draw is Arsenal facing the defending champs, Manchester United. Of course, there is one question that's in mind... Could it be another rematch of last year's final? Boy, that would be great!!

Not much to blog about today... check you back later..

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where did Kiko Macheda come from?

For the second straight week, Macheda was the hero for Manchester United as he scored the winning goal and saved Man U from losing out on points. Sir Alex definitely knows how to scout talent. He got this kid from Lazio and now Lazio is bitching about Man U and other big time European teams act like vultures and target the youth players and take them for their own.

Well, so far, he's never gone wrong with the talent he's brought in to Man U. Chelsea should adopt that same philosophy, get some young players and insert them in your team. Instead of bringing in older players and just let them play for a couple of years and retire. They should invest in the future.

That's just me talking...

On a sour note, my brother's gf's dog, Cody, might have an infection on his nose. He's been licking his nose for the last couple of weeks and all of us thought it was just dry until yesterday. I guess my brother saw him lick his nose and there was blood there. They brought him to the doctor earlier today but they haven't given me any info about him. Poor thing...
Just saw the pilot episode of Southland. I thought it was a very good depiction of life in the PD, especially the relationship between CTO and trainee. I thought it was a very good show and surprised that it was shown so late in the game.

From the looks of it, it shows more of the action on the street than the drama behind the scenes or the drama from the officer's lives. Amy Biderman, you scored on this one.. Aces!
It's been over a month since my last post.. WOW! I couldn't believe it either... I'd like to say that it won't happen again, but I've said that before already...

Anyway, Chelsea won its game against Bolton today, 4-3. Bolton sure was pesky and frisky today. They put up a fight. Now, Chelsea needs to focus on their Home game against Liverpool int he Champions League on Tuesday. That should be a humdinger of a match. Last Wednesday game was unreal, I almost gave up on my Blues, but they figured out a way to score 3 away goals at Anfield. It was a great match! Now Liverpool needs to score 3 goals at Stamford Bridge to win, that is if Chelsea doesn't score a goal. I'm not gonna predict anything but without their Captain on Wednesday, its gonna be a little tough. We'll see...

I need to do some grocery shopping today, as well as buy a new mouse for my laptop. I'll probably get one of those bluetooth mouse for my Mac. I'll leave the other wireless one stationed on my PC. Everytime I move it, it just screws up the connectivity of the mouse to the laptop. Bugger that!

Oh yeah, before I forget... I saw that new sit-com, Parks and Recreation, yesterday. I'm not impressed. It's the Office outdoors. It's like changing the whole cast of the Office and replacing it with Amy Poehler and friends. I just don't like the vibe. Have the writers really lost their ability to be creative and just say "Hey, the Office is such a success, let's make a show like the Office but in a different environment". Why not a department store... surely, there are a lot of events that go on there which are more fun than constantly building parks. There's no sustaining factor, you can't sustain that for more than a year. What's next? Build a theme park? I've said too much already...

Hopefully I'd be blogging again tomorrow or later...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

As promised... Chelsea won earlier today, 1-0, at the Bridge against Robinho and the rest of Manchester City. Michael Essien scored the goal that beat City. Essien sure is making up for lost time. He looks terribly great against City. Unfortunately, Deco might be lost for some time as he hobbled out of the match.

Chelsea wins!!! Just 4 behind Man U... It's gonna be a tight race to the finish...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I haven't been posted because I'm just constantly on Twitter... it just consumes me...

Anyway... Liverpool, my 2nd favorite team because of Steven Gerard, finally beats Manchester United. That is big for my team, Chelsea. They would be 4 points behind Man U, if Chelsea wins tomorrow against City. They'd be tied with Liverpool in points but would be ahead of them because of goal difference. The thing though, is that Man U still has a game at hand. They still have a game that they need to play and points to win. Anyway, it was still a good win for Liverpool. Chelsea now needs to step up and man up.

I'm finally caught up with Breaking Bad. Its such a good and interesting show. Its definitely better than Weeds.

Anyway, I'll update this blog tomorrow if Chelsea wins.... let's hope they do..

Thursday, March 05, 2009

My goodness... I am becoming addicted to Twitter... I am seeing myself constantly checking on other tweets and responding to them, not to mention my own tweets...

I really need to finish or at least continue writing my scripts. I really can't let them hang in there... It feels like a waste...

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Poor Joe the Plumber Looks Lonely at His Own Book Signing

Never have I longed to be in DC so much as reading about this splendid event. The event was scheduled to last three hours, but ended after 55 minutes, with Joe having sold a total of five books.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Flowchart That Describes 90% of All Porno Movies

Every guy at some point has wished they were a pornstar. So, if that dream ever comes true, we've decided to help you out by showing you how to maneuver your way through 90% of the porno movies made.

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Sasha Keeps Seeing Creepy Bush Twins While Riding Tricycle

A little more than a month after the first family's move to the White House, reports of strange happenings have continued to surface, with Sasha Obama confirming Tuesday that she had once again been visited by the eerie specter of the Bush twins.

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Girl Terrified If She Knew Teacher Had Crush On Her Too

Seventh-grader Rebecca Hodgson—who recently developed a crush on her English teacher Douglas Patterson—would very likely be horrified to learn that the 47-year-old has similar romantic feelings toward her.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

My sister had her wedding early this morning. It was a quiet ceremony. Just family and a couple of friends. Apparently, there's a much bigger wedding come September. Anyway, after the ceremony, we had lunch at Maggiano's at Santana Row. What a great place!! We had a family style lunch which was awesome! I'm still full right now. The place had great food, the ambiance was great but the seating arrangements were kind of kind of cramped. It could use a little more space between elbows.

I might watch a couple of movies tonight. Don't know which ones though... I'm trying to catch up on Fringe, but I'm growing impatient with it. I'm getting real disappointed...

Judgement Day [PIC]

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Obama Shocked During A School Visit [PIC]

I'm not sure what kind of question the little kid asked, but now i REALLY want to know

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AlQaeda founder launches fierce attack on Osama bin Laden

One of al-Qaeda's founding leaders, Dr Fadl, has begun an ideological revolt against Osama bin Laden, blaming him for "every drop" of blood spilt in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Big day for my sister tomorrow... she's getting married. I'll be taking her to church with Mom so it should be a snap. This is a prologue to the much bigger wedding in September. Ok, so when did people start to have 2 weddings?

Anyway, I'm finally caught up with my CSI. I'm trying to follow Fringe next. We'll see how that goes.

Still waiting for a couple of opportunities to call, but hey, I'm being patient here...

I'll try to post some pictures of the wedding tomorrow...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

14 Sperm Bank Workers Drown In Tragic Spill

Fertility clinic tank failure.. tragic.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

I just saw the last episode of Grissom on CSI. That was a good send-off. One of the better characters on TV. I guess its a better than the way they killed of Warrick Brown's character. What a way to go...

I saw Doubt yesterday. I see the way they talk about that movie being an Oscar juggernaut. The performance of Merryl Streep was great. I wouldn't doubt it if she won it.

Nothing really happening this weekend... just catching up.

I feel like I'm way behind on everything... but looking back, its not really the case.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Terror Experts Warn Next 9/11 Could Fall On Different Date

In an alarming development with wide-reaching implications for America's safety, Department of Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff and CIA Director Michael Hayden issued a joint report Monday warning that the next 9/11 could in fact occur on an altogether different date.

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Obama is kind of a dick (pic)

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

We were finally busy today. Well, not really that busy but a lot more calls than usual. That's good. I think I nodded a couple of times today. I have no idea why.

Anyway, I'm catching up on some episodes of Chuck today. The series is doing great!

I figured out a way to transfer my files. I'll do it every other day so I won't tire out my new drive. For some strange reason, whenever I download songs from Napster, it affects the file transferring process. It totally slows down to the point of closing my slow HD. I'll try that and probably finish it off during the weekend.

I might give that a guy a call tomorrow to setup that thing for Friday. Hopefully, it'll be a success.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I'm forgetting my blog again...

Nothing much happening at work... its been slow, as usual..

I need to find something else... this getting to be boring and monotonous... that's not helping me.. its keeping me stagnant.

Anyway, its supposed to rain in a couple of days... I like the rain. It's God's way of cleaning all the dirty cars on the road.

Finally bought my Media Server and slowly transferring my files to it so I could really utilize my PS3. It's working! The downside is that all my files are in this old hard drive of mine and it is slooooooow as far as transferring the data. I feel like I need to kick the darn thing so that it would jumpstart the transfer rate... Oh well.. beggars can't be choosers.

I need a haircut...

Monday, February 02, 2009

Cheney Dunk Tank Raises $800 Billion For Nation

WASHINGTON—Organizers reported Sunday that the 44th White House Carnival was a rousing success, raising a record $800,000,066,845 for the federal government—$800 billion of which came from a dunk tank featuring former vice president Dick Cheney.

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Mayor's Family Terrorized, Dogs Killed, in Drug Bust Mix-up

Acting on a mistaken drug trafficking suspicion, a SWAT team broke down the door of the town mayor and his wife, shot beloved pets and shattered a happy home. Was it an extreme reaction, or business as usual in America's war on drugs?

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Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm suddenly getting addicted to playing Rock Band!! My brother introduced it to me 2 weeks ago. We played again last Saturday. It was fun as my sister and her boyfriend joined in playing the drums or hitting the mike. Non-stop laughter!!

Anyway, I saw a couple of movies over the weekend. I saw W which stars Josh Brolin and a lot of cameos. It was also directed by Oliver Stone, who I liked in Platoon and to some degree, JFK. I'm not sure if W was another one of those conspiracy theories of his or not. It thought the movie was straight-forward. It tried hard to be funny but it didn't deliver there. If Josh Brolin as W would've been the president during the last 8 years, we might have a better chance.

I also saw the Escapist. Its a British Indie movie about an older gentleman in prison wanting to escape after finding out that his daughter fell ill twice due to being a junkie. Good cast on it though. The ending of the movie explained what really happened during the escape.

More to follow...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The nominations for the Oscars were held earlier today. They always announce it when nobody from the West Coast is awake. Why do that?

Anyway, a lot of surprises with the nominations, mainly with the snubs. I've read most of the back talk already by a lot of bloggers and commentators, I agree and disagree with some of their responses:

1) I truly believe that The Dark Knight should've been nominated for Best Picture and Best Director. Who cares whether its about Batman or whether it was the blockbuster of the year? It was a strong movie. Christopher Nolan did a heck of a job with that movie.

2) Benjamin Button wasn't all that great of a movie. It was a good movie but not deserving to be Best Picture. Wall-E was better. I gotta agree with the other people that whoever nominates these nominees missed the boat on David Fincher with Zodiac. I guess they're making up for it now. I, too, am a David Fincher fan!

3) There were a lot of critics saying that Clint Eastwood didn't do good acting on Gran Torino. I wonder where these people are, because everybody I know who saw the movie thought it was one of his best. It was a travesty that he wasn't nominated.

4) Saved the best for last... How can the Golden Globe winner for best song NOT even be nominated?? Springsteen deserved to be nominated... the song was hauntingly beautiful and made the movie complete.

The Oscar's steady decline in viewership will be felt in this year's edition. There are already a lot of grumblings on the internet. The TDK fanboys are going nuts already. I don't consider myself a fanboy. To be honest, I've seen 3 of the 5 Best picture nominees. I've yet to see The Reader and Milk. I'll probably do that over the weekend.

Sorry guys, I won't be watching the Oscar's this year. I'll probably just tune in to see Mickey's acceptance speech...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

I went to my brother's over the weekend to watch some movies and play the new game he bought. We saw a couple of movies then played Rock Band 2 on his Xbox 360. What a game!! I was hooked. I was on the guitar and he was doing the vocals. We were ok, although we're still missing a bassist and a drummer to make a full band. My brother said he'd be practicing so we'd be getting maximum points. We'll see about that.

The game was so addicting, I bought GH: World Tour. It was harder than I thought. But it still is a great game. No wonder it evolved from this small guitar to a slightly bigger one and wireless. The songs are authentic too. Unbelievable the technology nowadays.

The latest installment of the UFC pay per views was, I thought, a disappointment. Dennis Kang, after a strong build-up by the announcers tapped out, Shogun was gassed and almost lost to a guy who could be his dad and the main event almost ended with a finger poke in the dying seconds of the last round. It was a disappointment. The only bright spot was the first match, but the expectations of that match weren't really met. Hopefully the next PPV would be better than this one.

I'm currently watching Miracle at St. Anna. I don't know, I'm not getting it. The intro caught my attention but it slowly went downhill afterwards. I might quit while I'm ahead on this movie...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just finished watching SNL with Neil Patrick Harris hosting and Taylor Swift being the musical guest. It was one of their better episodes. Then again, they almost always open the year with a better than usual show. They almost make great SNL shorts, this episode was good. Neil on they keyboards playing the opening riff to Doogie Howser, while the rest of the ensemble join him in the background playing other instruments. Classic.

Nothing happening at work. Just the usual drama, but nothing entertaining though...

That's the way I like it...

New Palin Interview: Bloggers Are Pathetic Liars!

Last week, the former vice-presidential candidate lashed out at the media's coverage of her campaign. In a brand-new interview with Esquire, Palin goes even further... and uses the word "alikeness," which is, um, not a word.

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Little Adolf Hitler and Sisters Removed From Home

Adolf and his sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, 1, and 8-month-old Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie, were removed from their home by New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bush Tours America to Survey Damage Caused by His Presidency

In his last week in office, President Bush offers his condolences and prayers to the hardest-hit victims as they try to make sense of the destruction he has caused. An estimated 300 million Americans were in the direct path of the Bush presidency.

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What a day!! I went to my scheduled interview today at SJECCD. I thought it would be a one on one interview. Boy, was I wrong. Its a good thing I came in early today because I had to walk around the building where the interview was supposed to be held. I didn't know which floor it was going to happen, so I walked back to the PD and asked the dude there and finally got the correct directions. When I went in the room, I was surprised to see a panel of 6 people. OMG! It was a panel interview. I sat right there in the middle of the panel. I felt like giving a deposition to the Senate committee, not that I have. It was easy enough. The questions that they were going to ask were right in front of me. All I had to do was get the nerves out of my system, which took a while because of the long walk I just took.

I thought the interview went ok. I didn't give any vague answers to my knowledge. I believe I answered all the questions they asked. Almost all of them were nodding to my answers, which I thought was a good sign. Towards the end of the interview, there was a part where I could ask questions. I asked when the start date would be. I asked because they had to background checks and all that. To my surprise, the start day would be either the end of this month or the start of next month. That was fast, considering we're already towards the middle of January.

Hopefully, I did a good job to make an impression.

Afterwards, I went to the Apple store at Valleyfair. I wanted to upgrade my Macbook memory. It was kinda lagging when I have multiple programs open, so I thought it was time to get some more RAM. I really like shopping at that Apple Store in Valleyfair. Every employee was attentive, some were borderline nosey. But I like that attentiveness.

Anyway, I still haven't used the full extent of my new RAM but I think its helping my Mac.

Hope I can get that position... Like I said before, I feel a change in the air... I know its not me...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Golden Globes are over and the Oscar countdown is on the way... Not surprising that Slumdog Millionaire is a big winner. Movie was great! Kate Winslet getting 2 awards was surprising. I was surprised that Hugh Laurie didn't win the best actor norm for best drama. Otherwise, everything went as expected.

The day didn't go off to a good start. Chelsea lost to Manchester United earlier. They lost 3-0. They didn't even score a point. This might be a turning point for the team. They are getting worse, with the knockout games of the Champions League still coming up. I am so disappointed with Chelsea right now that I am considering switching teams...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I'm on disc 4 of CSI season 7. I really don't remember Grissom taking a sabbatical, but what the hey... it makes sense. Really love this series.

Before that, I was watching Taken. Now that was an incredible movie! Liam Neeson played the avenging dad trying to get back his daughter who was kidnapped overseas by body smugglers selling young ladies to the black market. Liam was great, you could really feel his anger and determination in getting back his daughter. I'm surprised its not getting any buzz.

Anyway, on a different note, I honestly feel a turn in the tide in the air. I can't really say what it is, but I sure am hoping for the best...
Its been a slow day today at work. Sure it picked up for a couple of hours but after that, it was smooth sailing.

I can't wait till Tuesday comes by. I got an interview for a police assistant position for the school district here. From the start of the application process till the call I got yesterday requesting for an interview, it took almost 8 months to process. I got to be prepared for this one. I know its gonna be a tough hill to climb. I don't know the school district that much so I'll probably head on over there during the weekend and see where I could park and how far I'll be walking to the interview place. Piece of cake.

Anyway, I'm still immersing myself in CSI. I really hate this holiday break with all my favorite shows. This hiatus just makes me catch up with the old seasons of great shows. I gotta say, Roger Daltrey looked good in this episode I'm watching. Still can sing a tune too..

Friday, January 09, 2009

It's been slow this whole morning at work.. then all of a sudden the crap hits the fan and we get 3 calls going at the same time... Ah, yes, such is the life...

I'll probably watch something later, probably the 2nd disc of CSI season 7. I know, I'm lagging but what the hey? I'm re-discovering the series. It really is a great show.

More later

Thursday, January 08, 2009

During the holidays, we watched a number of movies which, I would say, would be vying for awards. A few of the movies that stood out were Slumdog Millionaire, Frost/Nixon, Revolutionary Road and that Benjamin Button movie. I've already talked about Gran Torino here before and I really thought it was a good movie and not all hype.

Revolutionary road was a very painful movie to watch. It was drama, non-stop. I gotta say, Kate Winslet sure was good in it. Frost/Nixon was something else. I didn't realize that it was a Ron Howard movie. It was good and sure will be nominated by the Academy. Frank Langella was great in it.

I forgot to mention The Wrestler. That movie was also painful to watch. Mickey Rourke was awesome in that movie. The wrestling scenes were too real. He really took some real bumps there including that extreme match he did with that guy that stapled a $5 bill on his forehead. What the hell!!! I'd be surprised if he didn't win for that movie. But he'd be going up against a lot of competition.

Slumdog millionaire was a great movie. Lots of dazzle and non-stop pans. Typical for the director, Danny Boyle. He of 28 days later and Sunshine fame. I really liked the visuals he did on those 2 movies and he sure applied it to Slumdog. While we were watching this movie, my sister was surprised when his name popped up on the credits. I, too, was surprised. Then again, Bollywood has delivered a lot of movies and is the only competition to the US market, as far as producing movies on a weekly basis. I'm sure Slumdog will get its fair share of statues come Oscar night. I'd like to say that it is my favorite to win Best Picture and possibly Best Director.

Now, that Benjamin Button movie was good also. I had very high expectations about it. A lot of people were saying that its a poor man's Forrest Gump. It was a good story. The director, David Fincher, made a great movie. Great movie.

The movie I want to see is Milk. A lot of people were raving about Sean Penn's acting and that his portrayal of Harvey Milk would guarantee an Oscar win. Not to mention the other cast like James Franco would would conceivably win the Best supporting norm.

A lot of great movies were watched and I still need to see a few other movies like Doubt, the Reader, Che and Milk. A couple of those movies I'll get to see over the weekend. I know its the NFL playoffs but screw that! I'd rather my movies than that.

What's a darn shame is... I'll be missing a huge derby match on Saturday. My Chelsea mates will be going up against Manchester United at Old Trafford. I must say that Chelsea is reeling after consistently missing out on points at home and losing a few matches that were supposed to be sure wins. I'm really not sure why they're not winning. They have a host of great players, albeit, some were injured during the start of the season and is taking a lot of time to gel with the first team as soon as they come back from injury. They have a world-class lineup. I really think that Scolari might get fired because of this. He can't control the team. His style, although attractive, is not suited for Chelsea. I bleed Chelsea blue, but this is definitely hurting the team. We drew with Southend for crying out loud!! WTF!! I'm sorry, we don't need new players, we just need to attack more and the midfield need to defend better. When Essien comes back we'd be great again and offload Malouda.

But that's just me... More of my rants tomorrow...
Ok... my plans of putting up a new blog might be over. I spent last night trying to import my blog to a different site. Their archiving system sucks so I'm gonna be staying here for a while. Yay!

Its been a slow day here at work. I am so BORED!!!

I need to get something better.. my paycheck is looking really dismal everytime I look at it... That's why I never really do.

On a different topic, I watched The Express last night. It was a bio-pic about Ernie Davis. The great running back that played for the Syracuse Orangemen, drafted #1 by the Cleveland Browns but never got to play in the NFL because he had Leukemia. It was a good movie. I liked the actor that played the Express. Dennis Quaid did his usual performance in every sport movie he does.

I wonder what to watch tonight... I might continue my CSI marathon. I'm on season 7 right now. By next week, I'll probably be on season 8. I forgot what a great show CSI was.

I'll probably log on later to do some more writings...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A new year... and another year added to my age... well, how about that?

I'll be logging into this blog more often than usual... hopefully, I'll keep my word about it..

I may try to use a different service in the next couple of days... Its not like I don't like blogger, but I may try something else. I will definitely keep you posted. Its very possible that this might happen over the weekend. I do have a lot of free time in my hands...

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