Monthly Archive for February, 2008

Near exhaustion.

Why do I do this to myself?

It’s almost midnight and I still have so much to do. Yikes.

I swear I don’t know what day it is, either.

Um… let’s see…

Yesterday (Tuesday, 2/26):
-Returned to work after being on real and mental vacation since the previous Wednesday night.
-Tired and jetlagged
-Got called by Bossdude around 1pm to join him at a client meeting in the afternoon
-Client meeting in afternoon
-Returned to office after client meeting
-Team event (with Bossdude & more) in the office. (Did I mention that the office is tres small, especially for 9 people). Food, drinks + screening of HELVETICA. Did not know a movie about a typeface would be so utterly intriguing to me. But then again, I have always been a typography (font) nerd, so it does kind of figure.
-Home late
+Bonus: My car got broken into. The window got bashed in but nothing was taken. Afraid to drive the car out in public

Today (Wednesday, 2/27):
-Woke up early to call and see if I could get glass people to fix my car window today. The answer is NO! My car had factory-tinted windows, therefore the glass has to be ordered from the dealer. More $$$ and more time. Oh and my deductible is like $500, so I’m out some $$$ out of pocket to fix the glass. Still grateful that nothing was taken, that the body of the car wasn’t damaged and that they didn’t take the entire car.
-Worked from home since I had to keep an eye on the car. Busy, busy, busy! Meetings (conference calls) all day and I had an assignment that I couldn’t finish tonight so I will have to pound it out in the morning.
-Dinner with Yoshi, C & J at La Serenata di Garibaldi in Santa Monica. I ate way too much. But we did get some eye candy by way of a Mark Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris!) sighting at the restaurant. He is HOT! (But I think he could have used a haircut… I like him better when he’s clean cut)
-EB came over after dinner. I convinced him to hang with us instead of taking a crazy trip to NY or Vegas or something. He also provided me with the cable to sync my iPhone (finally), which is what I’ve been doing since I got home.
-Did you know it takes FOREVER for Outlook to sync 6500+ contacts into my iPhone? Imagine that! Man, my rolodex needs some major clean up work.

Still to do:
-Blog about amazing Washington trip: Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
-Renew passport (seriously need to do this or else I might not be able to travel this summer)
-Do reading for class tomorrow (Thursday)
-Begin working on paper due next week (Thursday)
-Work, work, work

A Lovesong for Anna

I flew into LAX the other night (2/25) around 11pm from Dulles and when I climbed into my car to drive home after a long day of travel, my station was tuned to Lovesongs on the Coast on 103.5 KOST.

I can be such a cynic and usually think that the show and the love dedications are completely saccharine and the songs totally cheesy, but I was too weary to change the station.

Sometime shortly before midnight, a gal named Anna called into Karen Sharp, asking if she could play the ultimate cheesy love song: “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. I lifted my arm to switch the station.

But Karen asked Anna who the song was to be dedicated to and a flood of emotion came tumbling out of Anna, who had obviously been holding it in while making the request. “My fiance Jason,” she said. “He died last week.” Jason had an aneurysm and though the song didn’t have any particular significance, she said that it felt appropriate because she wanted him to know that she would be ok without him. Karen asked what her favorite memory of him was and Anna said, “Probably a road trip we took together to San Francisco. It was the best week of my life.”

Sometimes I wonder if anyone still calls in to dedicate songs to others and yes, they do.

And sometimes a dedication will reach through and touch others who are listening, as well.

I send my best to Anna, who is somewhere out in this crazy city of LA. May your memories of Jason bring you comfort in this time of mourning.

Written somewhere over Nebraska

2/25/2008 11:14pm ET

I feel like my eyeballs are going to plop out in front of me!

I forgot to bring my contact case with me so I couldn’t take my contacts off and put my glasses on instead. My eyes are so tired!

I took a little nap already but I got hot and thirsty so I did my favorite thing and used the on screen ordering system to get myself some Ginger ale and water. I know, I know… I’m usually all about the Diet Cokes but I still have a bit of flight left and don’t want the caffeine to kick in too soon.

This is has been the best trip and I’m sad I have to go back to “real life” (work) tomorrow but it was really good that the Bossdude let me take time off so soon after I started. I really needed this trip.

DC has always been a special place to me. For me, it has always been a place that helps me re-assess my life and transition. I can’t explain why this is but every time I have been faced with major transitons, being in DC has helped me clear my mind and focus on a new chapter of my life.

I knew 2008 would be a transition year for me… with the end of my MBA program looming and this new job as two major changes, I felt this trip allowed me to spend time with some people I truly love and to talk about some of the things on my mind.

I re-connected with old friends, met a few new ones, and got to know a few others better on this trip. The other thing that happened was that I was able to look back and really appreciate all that has happened in the 8 years since I lived in DC. I have grown so much and lived so much since then and am so grateful for the wonderful life I’ve been blessed with and also for the awesome people in my life now.

Anyway, before I get too sentimental, I just wanted to put these thoughts down while they are floating around in my head. Pecking this out on my iPhone is not helping with my tired eyes problem and we just hit some turbulence so Ill wrap this up for now.

One more fun tidbit… After landing tonight I’ll be going directly to OC instead of going home. I’ll be working out of the OC office so I’m trying to reduce my commute time tomorrow morning by getting down there tonight. Glad I packed extra clothes and that I have a place to stay down there. Too bad I won’t see Mom while I’m there… We are both in the air right now… She is on her way back to Taiwan as I return to LA. More on that another time.

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UPDATE: Did not end up going to OC, so will be in LA. Whew!

Blogging via iPhone

I’m going to try to identify when I am blogging via iPhone so that it’s obvious why I have typos or just plain weirdness going on with my spelling and punctuation.

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Written on Friday night (Saturday morning?) somewhere in Fairfax County

What a day!

I landed bright and early at Dulles, which I think was the first time I ever flew into that airport. I heard that shortly after my flight landed, many flights were canceled due to inclement weather (sleet, icy conditions). In fact, while in the shuttle to my friend’s home, we were listening to the school closure announcements on the radio.

I’m staying with my good friend Jan, who I haven’t seen in literally 5 years… the last time I was in DC (around the time I started blogging, I think). I couldn’t believe how great it was to be in the same room, instead of exchanging an email, card, or phone call with her.

My flight landed before 6am Eastern time, which would have been 3am my time, but I was wide awake by the time I got to Jan’s place, which was sometime after 7. I wanted to nap since I only slept about an hour on the plane the night before.

I did end up laying down for a few hours and woke up and took a much needed shower around noon.

I spent the entire day with Jan, who was busy working and taking a zillion calls (somethings never change) and also doing a few things on the computer. We spent the afternoon working on a side project together and by the time dinner time rolled around, we were starving. (All I’d had to eat all day was an orange!)

During the day I spoke to two of my friends. I was supposed to get together with one this afternoon in the city, but I decided not to go in since the weather was so terrible today. The other one (I haven’t seen her in 10+ years) is in Falls Church and we were trying to do dinner or drinks, but I was so distracted with Jan today, the day got away from me. Now I’m afraid I won’t see either of them on this trip and I say “phooey” to my suckage.

Anyway, for dinner, we ended up at Anthony’s Restaurant in Falls Church. It wasn’t fancy, but the portions were large, the restaurant was warm and we were able to have a long conversation and catch up on all we had missed in each other’s lives in the last 5 years.

We came home, took her little dog on a walk around the neighborhood (COLD!) and we talked some more until Jan couldn’t keep her eyes open anyway.

Needless to say, we’re still catching up.

I’m getting tired, but I decided to play with my iPhone for a bit and to take a few pictures for Yoshi. Here’s one I thought was funny…

Joz is shocked by something on the iphone

This one was for The Other Yoshi, just to make him laugh. I call it “No paparazzi, please…” but I also sent it to Yoshi, who also liked it. Hee! There’s nothing like getting complimented on photos you take of yourself with a crappy phone cam right before you are going to go to bed.

No paparazzi, please...

Yes, I am wearing my cloudy PJs already. I’m ready for bed soon.

Written on Friday morning somewhere above Oklahoma

Ugh! Feeling nauseated and this is the best flight I’ve been on in a long time! I am absolutely thrilled by my first experience on Virgin America and I can’t wait to book my next trip on this airline!

So I literally ordered a couple of drinks from the screen in front of me and the stewardess (I don’t care if it isn’t PC to call them that these days) brought them to me in just a couple of minutes! Of course I am having some sort of allergic fit and she saw me SNEEZE all over my iphone (how embarrassing!) but then I 1had water and Ginger ale to take my pills with!

The flight from LA to DC was barely filled… Almost every person on the flight has their own row to themselves! I have been laying across my row of three comfy leather seats with my headphones plugged in and have been listening to a playlist of miscellaneous dance and 80’s music I put together during takeoff. The on-board entertainment system is equipped with some cool stuff like live tv and games and on board chat. Internet isn’t working yet but that’s coming soon. The games are a little sucky and the handset for typing is a little tough to use but there’s still plenty to keep you entertained. I’d say.

Oh yeah, another thing I like about these planes is that they have power, USB, and rj45 plugs between each seat so you can charge or use your electronical doodads during your flight.

Maybe someday I will fly first class and sit on one the massage chairs! But that might spoil me beyond belief!

Sent from my iPhone

Since I didn’t write it down, I didn’t do it…

Actually, it totally didn’t occur to me, but I forgot to put together my postcard list!

And I didn’t prepare my postage!

Oops! Oh well!

I guess no postcards this time; unless it’s someone whose address I know by heart…

Or maybe it’s just “no postcards!”

(It IS a short trip!)

Busy, busy Joz

Sorry I missed blogging yesterday.

Group paper due tomorrow and I finished it tonight. It was actually due last week but the Prof was supposed to give us feedback on our paper and didn’t get it to us until past the original deadline, so she gave us an extension. Lucky me, I was the one who had to write more and put it all together. Well, I volunteered for the “put it all together” part, so that’s my own bad.

Anyway, getting busy at work. Learning lots still.

Also cramming because I am going to Washington DC tomorrow night on a red-eye. My Thursday will go like this:

-Wake up, shower, etc
-Get stuff out of dryer & finish packing
-Go to work early and get on 8:30am conference call
-Full day of work
-Cram reading for class
-Go to class, turn in paper
-Take quiz at beginning of class
-Leave class at break
-Catch cab to LAX
-Get on flight

Yikes!

Glad I typed that out because I just realized I neglected to prepare something for my trip. Yeesh.

Will be in DC visiting friends over the weekend and then will get back to LA Monday night.

While I’m there, I am going to attempt to complete writing a paper for school due next Thursday. Bleh.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOSHI

It’s Yoshi’s birthday! I get to give birthday kisses to my Hunny!

Click for a BIGGER BIRTHDAY kiss!

(Much better than the Valentine’s Day kiss from this year, no?)

Check it out!!! I’ve got my party hat all ready to go! Whoo!

Come celebrate this special day with jozjozjoz & yoshi by making your own birthday hat with this handy, dandy template!

Make your own birthday hat to wear for Yoshi's birthday!

Your pictures with a proper celebratory hat are welcome!

(Thanks in advance to the Blue’s Clues people for not suing me or sending me a cease & desist because I “borrowed” your silly little template for a birthday hat. Thanks also to Tak for helping a crazy, sleep-deprived chick named jozjozjoz!)

Are you feeling a bit of deja vu? That’s because I “recycled” this post from the past.

I consider it a blessing for good things to return year after year. So Yoshi just has to put up with this silly picture, yet again. :)

To the return of all good things!

I love you, Hunny!

Every weekend should be a three day weekend.

-Watched basketball (Slam Dunk Contest!) yesterday with Yoshi. Twas fun, but is probably the most NBA b-ball I’ll watch all year.

-Got bored today and baked oatmeal raisin dark chocolate chunk cookies while watching the original MIB movie on cable. I don’t even know who is going to eat these cookies, because I just wanted to make them, not eat them.

-Attended a surprise birthday party this afternoon in Pasadena

-Went down to visit Grandma for the first time in a long time. It was really good to see her. She’s doing as well as can be expected, so that’s good.

-Stopped by Shiau Mei to grab a bite to eat and was thinking to myself, “Wouldn’t it be funny if we ran into someone we knew here?” A few minutes later, I looked across the restaurant and saw a familiar face: my Brother’s friend who I had just talked to on Friday night! He was there with his fiance and another friend. I called him to said, “Look up! Look to the left! Look at the girl waving at you!” Was really funny because he had invited us over to visit this afternoon, but I had to decline because of that birthday party, so it was great to run into them by total coincidence.

-Had a Pingo Yogurt (Pinkberry knockoff) with Yoshi and we talked about “our plans for the future.” Oooh, weird conversation. I blame the fro-yo.

-Came home, did some research online including searching for places where you can buy a poker table with cameras built into them (like on TV when you are watching WPT). Yes, I know, random.

-Time for bed.

Reason #129057897412043981 I love my Yoshi

I’ve had the worst headache for the last two or three days now.

Sleep hasn’t helped it.

Excedrin just dampens it a bit.

Booze helped a little, but it was only temporary.

Anyway, it has been almost debilitating today and I’ve been complaining about my head ever since Yoshi tried to get me out of bed this morning.

I was greeted this morning with some kisses, a glass of water and 3 Excedrin! Thanks, Hunny!

After that, I felt like I could get up and take a shower and get dressed, so I did, but my head continued to pound like crazy.

Then Yoshi made me breakfast, which I ate hours later because I was afraid I was going to be sick if I ate it. But I did end up eating it and my tummy was happy because I wasn’t neglecting it anymore.

Just now Yoshi brought me over a warm blanket from the dryer and put it on my head with a kiss. And I swear, it was like the headache was (mostly) lifted away.

I love you, Hunny!

PS – Did I mention that Yoshi did all the laundry today, too? To be fair, Yoshi usually does the laundry, but I still appreciate it!

Friday nights in Hollywood are crazy.

And I left before it really got crazy.

After work today, a bunch of us from work met up at Citizen Smith in Hollywood for dinner.

Twas nice to meet some of the people I’d only known via email and also to hang out with Bossdude, who I barely talked to all week.

At the next table was Omar Epps (from House and Higher Learning), who, by the way, is really hot.

Also at that same table was a crazy screaming drunk girl.

I ducked out early (11pm) to get home to Yoshi but I missed my window. Yoshi was already in bed asleep. I’m joining shortly.

Thanks to The Other Yoshi who upgraded my WordPress and did some other cool funky stuff while I was eating junk food and having drinks. You rock!

I’m sorry y’all had to see that.

I was being obnoxious when I put that horrible, horrible picture up.

I can’t stand looking at it either, so this is my attempt to push it down below the fold.

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I know, my site should really come with a warning.

On the bright side, I’m back from class tonight and Yoshi’s not asleep yet. Hooray!

I had a beer during break from class tonight with two of my teammates and actually didn’t mind the last two hours of class as a result.

Time for a shower and to head to bed!

To Yoshi: A kiss from Joz for Valentine’s Day!

A kiss from Joz!

bwahahahaah!

This is the picture I left for Yoshi this morning for a Valentine’s Day card.

The picture is pretty damn old, taken 12/1/2003, but I think it’s so ridonkydonk, it’s poifect for a “romantic” card, no?!

Hee!

Since I have to work all day and go to class tonight, Yosh and I have to take a raincheck on our V Day festivities. Do you have any plans tonight?!

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!

(I love you, Hunny!)

Mika Afterglow

I seriously had the best time at the Mika concert on Monday night. I’m still recovering from the excitement of it all.

I’ve had a huge crush on Mika for months and have been waiting for him to come back to L.A. since I missed him at his previous performance at the Avalon in Hollywood and also at Coachella.

Special thanks to my friend from school, MK, who works at Ticketmaster. He picked up a pair of tix on my behalf so I didn’t have to pay the extra surcharges (thanks!)

Thanks also to my friend LS who went with me. Because I would not have gone by myself and Yoshi refused to go with me as soon as I got the idea in my head. But thanks to the Yosh for driving us, that was way appreciated!

Since I don’t have any good pictures of Mika (or better yet a picture of me + Mika), here is a picture of me after I got home, holding the ticket (for an actual seat!) at the Mika concert.

Joz + Mika ticket = The Best Night!

If you’re curious about what you missed, I share with you two videos from the concert in L.A. at the Wiltern.

This is the first one. It’s 10 minutes long and it’s Mika’s performance of his Grammy-nominated song, “Love Today.” I love how he rips his shirt off for the last 3 minutes of the song. Yum!

This second video is much shorter and is his song “Lollipop,” which was the finale to the concert:

Both those videos were taken by someone on the floor. That’s right, if we hadn’t taken the old people seats up in the mezzanine, we’d have been down there on the floor in that chaos.

I am definitely too old for that mess!

Let me know what you think.

Yoshis are the bestests

So everyone knows how awesome my yoshi is, but there is another yoshi out there who rocks my world: the other yoshi

Everywhere else, the other yoshi is known just as “yoshi” but just for me at jozjozjoz.com, he is “the other yoshi”

You can find the other yoshi at his blog at haroyoshi.com

Oh, back to the point of this post (which was NOT to see how many times I could use the word “yoshi” in one post)…

Today, the other yoshi fixed a long-standing thing on my blogfix wishlist!

Find a way to import the “Lost blog archives from January 2003 through mid-August 2003.”

Using an old MT (Movable Type backup), the other yoshi was able to import almost 8 months worth of missing entries to my current WordPress blog. Yay! Now my blog is all “living” in one place!

Thanks, the other yoshi!

I’m (temporarily) deaf. But I think I’m (permanently) old.

(The text below may seem disjointed because it came from some IMs I just exchanged with Bossdude.)

I just got home from the Mika concert at the Wiltern. Since Yoshi refused to go with me, I convinced our friend LS to come with. Yoshi did play chauffeur, though (thanks, Hunny!)

I felt old. The place was filled with 13 year old girls in skimpy outfits. And then there were a whole bunch of gay guys. Weird crowd.

But fun fun show.

We had “floor” tickets which are like right up front and general admission (no seats! Scary!)

And we were about to go inside and these two little girls were like, “Does anyone want to sit?”

And me and my friend were like, “SEATS!?? WE’RE WE WANT SEATS!”

And the girls were sooo happy!

They were like “OMG! OMG! Really? OMG!”

So cute!

Then we got up to the seats and there were already 3 people sitting there. And this guy was sitting there with two littler boys and he goes “So my daughter convinced you to trade tickets, huh?”

I was like “Yeah.” (pointing at the screaming craziness that was the floor)

“I’m old now and all that down there does not look like fun to me anymore.”

Yes, I’m old now.

Well, I’m not 13 anymore, anyway. That’s for damn sure. I also don’t dress like a 13 year old it seems.

There were some really inappropriate outfits there tonight

I was like “Really? Who let you out the door wearing that?”

And since I’m old, I officially have to go to bed now

I can’t stay up late after doing stuff like this

Glad the concert was close by (at the Wiltern) and not some place gawdawfully far like Glen Helen Pavilion!

Thanks again to LS for going with me and to Yoshi for driving us & picking us up!

And thanks to Mika and the band for putting on such a great show!

I should be mad, but I’m not.

I had a long and exhausting day yesterday and since I had been up since 5am, I was pooped.

Yoshi and I went to bed a little after 9pm… so early! I was in the middle of deep slumber when my phone started ringing loudly; the ringtone set to one of the most obnoxious ones I have.

It 12:30am and my friend EB was texting me: Let’s go out! Want to drive to Mexico?

Mexico? WTF?!?!

I was planning on just ignoring him but that ringtone really startled me and though I was still tired, my heart was beating quickly and I had to get out of bed.

I ended up calling him back to ask him what he was up to but that since I have to work tomorrow, Mexico wasn’t an option. (Yes, it was a real offer, not a “Ha ha! Let’s talk about going to Mexico but not really go” sort of thing. He means it when he says stuff like “Let’s fly to ____ RIGHT NOW!!!!”) He threw out the idea of going to a casino together, but I told him that I wasn’t planning on gambling so I’d go just to watch him play. And he’s like “That’s boring for you. Besides I might play for like 24 hours straight and then that would be really dull for you.” So we decided not to get together tonight and maybe meet up for a movie tomorrow night after I’m done with work.

Normally, a 12:30am text message from him would not bother me… he’s one of those friends who can call (literally) anytime night or day. And there was no way for him to know that I was actually sleeping when he texted me. But it’s now 4:30 and I have watched TV, chatted online, had a snack, and learned that I have no idea how to use my new cell phone, and I’m still not sleeping.

I’m going to get back into bed with Yoshi now and hope that I can get some shuteye before I have to get to work tomorrow.

I enjoy being a girl!

It just occurred to me as a typed that headline that a lot of people would have no idea I’m making a reference to an old Rodgers and Hammerstein song “I Enjoy Being a Girl” from the Flower Drum Song…

Do you know that song? Ever heard of/seen the Flower Drum Song? Hell, do you know who Rodgers and Hammerstein are?

Anyway, back to the point.

Friday was a pretty nice day. I didn’t have any pressing deadlines at work, so I had some more time to spend on learning and training myself in some stuff I’m supposed to get up to speed on.

After the $15 parking debacle the other day, I asked my company if they could make sure I had parking access turned on, but it takes a couple of days to activate it, so I was still parking in visitor parking. I did, however, get parking validation this time, but as I tried to leave the lot, the machine said that I didn’t have enough validation!

For some reason, it was telling me I owed $30 in parking and after my $15 validation, I still owed another $15!

WTF!

I tried to cancel the transaction, but nothing happened and I remained stuck behind the gate when I saw a parking attendant heading my way. Lucky for me, this was a different parking attendant from the one I sweet talked into letting me out the other day, so I told him what had happened and asked if he could help me.

He tried to see what the machine was doing (it still kept asking for $15) and I could tell he was about to ask me for $15 so I said, “Sir, could you please just let me out? I would really appreciate it.”

I could see the indecision in his eyes so then I flashed the sweetest possible smile I could at him and he semi-reluctantly said, “Well, ok,” and headed over to lift the gate for me.

I waved and said thank you as I drove away, but as I said to my friend who was on the phone with me at the time, “Being a girl rocks.”

I know that if I had been some guy, he’d have asked me for $30 before letting me out. It may not be fair, but you know it’s true.

I am such a dork most of the time, so stuff like this rarely works in my favor. Rather than using my “feminine wiles” (what are those?! Do I have any?!?!), I usually get by via silliness or cracking jokes.

I may not have a face that can launch a thousand ships, but it’s kind of nice to know I’ve got a smile that can lift parking gates.

No, I didn’t quit.

I’ve just been insanely busy.

A full day of work in OC yesterday + a commute back to LA + homework etc + two hours of sleep last night + a full day at work (no lunch) + 4 hours of class = messing up the venue of the place I was supposed join kent nichols for drinks to celebrate his birthday.

Aside from not reading one of the cases (unintentional! I didn’t know it was assigned), something was bound to give.

Oh and my 5 year blogiversary came and went and I totally forgot to mention it.

I don’t know if I should my first day should count as January 14, 2003 (my first blogpost at blogger.com that didn’t work) or January 29, 2003 (my first post at the blog hosted at insignifica.org/jozjozjoz).

Either way, it’s definitely been 5 years.

I blame this guy and this guy for this. Thanks, guys!

Maybe I should stop blogging.

My posts have been so boring lately.

-Tried a new route to work today; seemed faster but in actuality it still took 45 minutes to drive 10 miles.

-Work: settling in. I had phone issues today, which began with me leaving my cell phone at home and having to figure out how to use the office phone (which was not set up for me)

-Leaving work: Been at this office for over a week and today I got confronted by a parking attendant who insisted I pay $15 for parking. I told him I was new and didn’t have a key card or validation and he kept asking me for money. I had to sweet talk him into lifting the gate so I could leave without paying. I did it, but it’s only gonna work once.

-Home: Wasn’t planning to go home but since my cell phone was there, I stopped by. The good news is that I got to see Yoshi when I wasn’t expecting to, so that was nice. I got distracted at home because I had some problems I had to take care of.

LAist Super Tuesday party at Seven Grand: Was supposed to stop by right after work, but instead I got waylaid and didn’t get down there until almost 10:30. Lucky for me, my buddy Edward Padgett was still there, who I finally got to meet for the first time in person. I’ve enjoyed getting to know him online and over the phone so it was nice to finally meet him in person. Also ran into my good friend Jeff Koga/Koganuts for a split second. Said hi to LAist Editor Zach Behrens, and wished a happy birthday to Andy Sternberg of LAist, too. Said hi/bye to Andrew Warner. Also met Jeff of Thrillist and some guy named Greg. Considering I was there for a grand total of 15 minutes, I really got a lot of bang for my buck.

-Drive back to OC: After the quick stop at Seven Grand, I had to hit the road again and drive to OC since I’m working out of the OC office tomorrow. Thanks to Dave for keeping me company on the phone on the drive back and letting me rant about today’s primarys.

-The primary: I voted absentee over the weekend. I won’t say who I cast my vote for because I don’t think it matters (in terms of people knowing who I did/didn’t vote for). And I don’t think it’s necessary to be divisive right now. What’s important is that come November, I will vote for the Democratic nominee no matter who he/she may be.

-Obnoxiousness: If my blog here is boring, you can blame 8Asians for stealing my creative mojo. Made two posts there today.

The first is The Brain Age Guy: If you want money, go out and earn it. The post itself is not all that great, but Ernie spiffed it up for me with the awesomest graphic and caption. I laugh every time I see it.

The second post is If Obama loses California, you can point your finger at the Asians (and Latinos). Nice headline, right? No one could possibly get upset at that…

-Glad to be home: That is back at the house in OC. I shouldn’t have eaten the freshly made potstickers when I walked through the door (11:45pm), but if that’s not comfort food, I don’t know what is.

-Time for sleep. I hope my Mom gets off the phone and stops calling Taiwan. It’s late!

Excitement for the day…

I made a post at 8Asians.com over my lunch break which has since generated 25 comments. Whoo hoo! Halfway to my record of 51 comments in one post there!

The post is entitled: “Racist” Super Bowl Ads written by Asian

If you haven’t read it and weighed in yet, would love for you to jump in either here or at 8Asians.

Yay, home!

It only took me 7+ hours to get from Vegas to LA today.

And the sad thing is that I flew. I bet I could have driven back faster considering the time I left to go to the airport.

My plan was to fly during the Super Bowl and avoid the craziness that is Sunday Nights at McCarran Airport. So much for that plan.

In hindsight, I could have totally gone to a Super Bowl party, watched ’til the end and still made it to catch my flight in time.

Thanks to Yoshi for coming to pick me up at the airport so late. I could have totally cabbed it home, so I really appreciate it.

As soon I as walked through the door, I took off all my grubby clothes, put on a big fluffy robe and slipped my feet into my smooshy slippers.

Now time for a quick shower and off to bed.

Night!

This is why I hate flying in/out of Vegas.

It is 7:30pm and I have officially been at the airport for 4.5 hours now.

I had a bad feeling this was going to happen when the wind was blowing like crazy this morning.

Anyway, all the flights out of Vegas have been delayed, but lucky me, my flight was flight was actually canceled.

This means I’m on “priority standby” for the next flight out, which is also delayed.

I’m hoping I can get out of here tonight.

This sucks.

Too tired to think up something inappropriate

Since I’m in Vegas, and since “inappropriate” seems to be the theme of the weekend, it seems only appropriate that I attempt to be inappropriate here. Too bad I’m too tired to come up with anything really inappropriate.

Did that confuse you? Gawd, I hope so!

Vegas has been a great trip so far. Food, friend, and f’in paperwork! The food and friend was good, though!

Anyway… wat’s this “inappropriate” business, you ask?

It started Friday night when I made an innocuous post on blogging.la about a rally on Superbowl Sunday at UCLA that features Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Caroline Kennedy as the big names. The post itself was fine, but I had to go and entitle the post “The Estrogen Brigade* comes out for Barack.” I wasn’t trying to be funny… it just really seemed to capture what I was feeling when I heard about the event. Anyway, I guess some people didn’t think it was funny and let that be known. Heh. I think the whole thing is even funnier now that people are upset by my tongue-in-cheek title. The comments of that post are most definitely more interesting than the content of the original blog post.

Then tonight, since I seem to enjoy alienating readers, I felt like I should go and make a possibly-inappropriate post at the other blog I contribute to, 8Asians.

I figure I can’t go wrong with a post entitled: “Sometimes Asians just need to tell a good dog-eating story.”

Wait… wait!

I have my inappropriate comment: Yum, puppies!




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