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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Because I love the word zeitgeist!

To improve upon this blog here, I want to try and do a weekly post full of nifty finds. Maybe that is what i will call it, Nifty Finds!I know I've been tagging it as "check it" but that doesn't flow to well with me personality (well it does, but only when I'm feeling like a thug on that particular day), but a nifty find seems more like something I would say on a regular basis.

Zeitgeist kind of inspired this new trend I am starting on here. I've heard the word before on 43things but I have never used it in normal conversation (it's really not one you would hear much either and for some odd reason I just thought about it and that was my inspiration! Went a Googled what it really means and found a couple things that gave me new clue as to what it did mean till I found Wikipedia, in which I was given this:
"Zeitgeist" refers to the ethos of an identified group of people, that expresses a particular world view which is prevalent at a particular period of socio-cultural progression.
Yeah, I picked the definition that would be most likely heard in one of my mass communication classes. So I also give you this:
The word zeitgeist describes the intellectual, cultural, ethical and political climate, ambience and morals of an era (similar to the English word "mainstream") or also a trend. In German, the word has more layers of meaning than the English translation, including the fact that Zeitgeist can only be observed for past events.
Now that I know what it means, and with this new found inspiration I figured I could do my cultural duty and add to ever growing zeitgeist of this ever growing blogging era! I don't know if every week I will have some new find for each category I can think of, but I will assure you, every week I will have something (including, as usual a new youtube video).

For the love of Strawberries!
Being that I have found a new fondness in cooking, I have been stumbling through out the internet trying to find new recipes and things to try. And not to long ago I came across this one site that was strictly strawberries and the different recipes that you can use to include them in a meal! Oh, I seriously can't wait to try some of these. I know the strawberry season is over (at least I think it is), so not sure if now would be the best time to try the recipes, but eh, if I see some in the grocery store I'll make sure to pick some up and let you know what I decided to try!

Photos from L to R: Ice Cream Shake with Vodka [you might have to use an Italian to English translator for this one, since the entire blog is in Italian], Chocolate Dipped, Strawberry shortstack, Strawberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast.

Rule no. 1, In my van it's rush, all rush all the time no exceptions.
See now I have heard about this movie for a while now, I'm thinking since I first saw Clerks 2 (which would be sometime around 2006 whenever the DVD came out) and have been wanting to see this since then. Except for one issue, it never came out. I heard it was out for maybe week? But then I saw it on a list of new releases and realized I needed to rent it. So since I got to babysit last Sunday and got some money finally I made sure to go to Blockbuster to pick it up.

Watched it yesterday once at my house and then again with Amber, Leilani, and Katie too. We were going to stop by the drive-in to see Star Trek again out there but since it rained most of the night, we couldn't really do that. So instead we went to the Olive Garden and then back to Amber's to watch Fanboys. Now, I know we all liked the movie, like a lot, haha, not so much a lot, because "a lot" doesn't cut it. But Leilani and Katie were both snorting and laughing at the same time and Leilani basically lost her shit through out the movie. Maybe it's because were nerds, but the movie was fucking hilarious and full of familiar characters. It's already on my list of movies to buy once I start making money again.

And speaking of making money, I FOUND A JOB! Only took two months, haha, but yeah I finally found something. It's only on the weekends, but like I said it's something and I will be making money. I need to find something to do during the week now, but at least I will be doing something!

Well, I hate making such long posts, but at least now I have started Nifty Finds, I will be able to just start it without having to go into to much explanation like I had to here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This new obsession.

Wow, I actually had a life today! Went to the grocery store with Jen, hung out with Nhung down at Baywalk and then went to the baseball game. Even though I woke up at 3:30 I feel like I have had pretty productive day. Not that my days haven't been "productive" I do things all day (all of my day, haha my day ends around the time most people are in their second or third rim cycle of sleep). My days of late have consisted of filling out job applications or sending in my resume to places, recently I have started playing Mafia Wars on Facebook (don't know why though since I have ignored every request people send me for that, I'm usually not to into playing those kinds of things, since they get so addicting, but my brother pressured me into joining his "family" haha and now that is what I play). While I play that, I have started watching HEROES!

Never seen the show before, never really wanted to either, till Zachary Quinto. Yeah, I went to go see Star Trek with my mom (she was so excited when I told her I would. She told me my dad used to come over when they were dating to watch the original TV series, so me wanting to go with her to see the movie was reminiscent of her younger years). At first, I had only wanted to go see the movie because the man was gonna be in it. Yes, I am talking about Mr. Simon Pegg, who gets to play Scotty. Then I had heard Mr. Sexy Bright Blue Eyes himself, Chris Pine was going to be in it, as Kirk and was definitely pumped up to see it. About half way through the movie though I turned to my mom (who talked through out the ENTIRE movie pointing out references from the show and "that didn't happen in the original series" moments) and told her I think I really like this. Wasn't lying, haha, I walked out of that theater actually liking Star Trek. I never watched it before (the original series), but I heard some of the references and knew a little bit. My best friends dad growing up was in love with Star Trek, and always tried to corner us into either hearing about it or watching it, which made us not like it at all. Never saw the movies, only watched some of the newer versions of the TV shows, but that was because my parents watched them, and if I was in the living room (and most of the time I HAD TO stay in the living room) and that was what they wanted to watch, then I had to watch it too.

So going into this film, I didn't know how I would feel coming out of it. But, I am so ready for a sequel. Haha, not only that, but I have a new male obsession, and that is aimed at Mr. Zachary Quinto a.k.a Spock. A couple friends of mine agree, but only like him that way as Spock (haha something about those ears). But the man is talented and so adorable! I'm in love with him. I had a crush on Chris Pine, still kinda do; I've known about him since he did Princess Diaries 2 and I am really happy for him that he is gonna be way more recognizable after this, he is such a talented actor, rent Smokin Aces. The fact that he can go from smooth and cute to dirty and vulgar is talent and I can only see him becoming more popular after this role, but I digress, that crush is still there but I am way more focused on Zachary Quinto now. And because of that, I have started watching the show Heroes.

The same thing happened with John Krasinski. Saw him in License to Wed, fell in love with that boy from Boston and have become a huge fan of the Office now. So much a fan that I have neglected my original Thursday night show, Grey's Anatomy just so I can watch the Office. No worries Grey's Anatomy, I will be back, when the 5th season comes out on dvd, I will be there to gather you up and take you home to witness the countless hours that I have missed (you'll notice when I do that because all I will be doing is talking about that show, haha, or I will be M.I.A for longer then I normally am).

Another thing that I have been obsessing over is Franz Ferdinands latest album, Tonight. Ugh, I heard about it when it first came out and I bought the first song released from it, Ulysses. But, I'm a lametard and I just got the entire thing and it is pure fun! A toe tapping, sing-along, consisting of straight forward lyrics or at times lyrics with subliminal meanings (still trying to figure out is Ulysses is about the Greek story or the Civil War general/18th President). Is that a subliminal message or is that something else? It's probably something else, haha, but what is it called? Aaahhhh! Eh, any way, I love it! I have been listening to it on repeat or in between waiting for Heroes to load.
Favorite Songs from Tonight that I listen to first sometimes before listening to the whole album all the way though:
1. Ulysses
3. No You Girls
5. Twilight Omens
Those are just the three songs I suggest to buy (if you just do single songs) first to kinda get a feel for what the album consists of. There really is only one slowish song on there, but it's cute, and even though it is simple, I still listen to it without feeling distracted (some albums make me scratch my head and wonder if they actually thought about what exactly they were putting on it).

[Note: Listening to the album again since I started this post. Haha I'm trying to find a Zach picture, but I keep getting distracted.]

This was my distraction...
Found here at ONTD_StarTrek

[Note: Finally found a picture that I could use with both gentlemen in it! Win!]

And on that note, I leave you with another new found fascination (not so much an obsession)...

Monday, May 4, 2009

I can't just pick 5!

Don't know if anyone has seen the newest thing on Facebook, but it seems like the latest time waster it the PickFive application. I saw a friend use it one day, and then I started using it, and then like a domino effect, more and more of my friends started to use it too. I've done some that were answered in all seriousness, while others were chosen to see if anyone would have a chuckle at the tings I picked.

So, I decided to compile the Top 5 of my PickeFive lists, and here is what I have for you...

Those are my favorite ones I've done so far. I've done a few movie ones, so I tried to stay away from including those on this list. But today I tried to make do the PickFive for movies that came out the year you were born, and that one was really hard. I know good movies come out every year, but I was looking at the ones that came out in 87 and there were so many good ones. It's funny, how those are no consider classics, some even cult classics, kind of makes me feel old. Haha, I'm only turning 22 and I feel old. Any way, I figured I would come on here and share a few of my favorite movies that came out the year I was born.

Which one's can you point out? And which ones are your favorites?

Operation Complete!

Ok, I think I like it know. Is it to dark do you think (I could try a different background that brings a little more light to the page)? Or do ya'll like it as it is? Let me know what you think. But I'm thinking this is what it's gonna be for a while.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Operation Ultra Penta Dino Alligator Tot Epidemic How Bout No

Look at that title, how strange is that? I wanted something cool and that was what I came up with. Really, it's just Operation U.P.D.A.T.E How Bout No, but I'm feeling this new mission name is cooler then just saying update.

Well, what you see is all I have so far. The other night when I tried to download Photoshop I failed. Well, not me per say, Photoshop failed, it wouldn't open. So now I'm trying to download it as a torrent. If that is not successful, I'm gonna down grade to Corel and attempt to do more with Operation U.P.D.A.T.E. I'm kinda enjoying the wood background, but would still like to do something else with it, and of course, even though I am keeping the picture, I would like that to get updated too.

Tell the next update, I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday, and I leave you with this delightful spoof.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Change is in the air.

So for some reason I have gotten tried of reading those Twilight fanfics (well not really, but the one I started to read is really annoying now). I have also gotten tired at looking at the layout I have right now for this blog, I'm never really happy about the new background, but the change can usually hold me over till the next time I get an urge to have something new.

On that note, I am deciding to do an over haul on this blog. Combine tags so I don't have as many (seriously, do I need to mention every movie I put on one of my movie lists in the tags), make the side bar more organized (if any one knows how to do a three column page, I would love to hear from you) and of course the look. I need something that goes along with that picture I already have (that really is the only thing I want to keep, haha, that is the one thing I always love about this blog). I can't do to many changes though, I tried a new template for like three seconds until I realized that things were overlapping and the movie trailers weren't fitting.

I can't have someone else do it, I have to much pride when it comes to my creativity, so I am downloading a temporary version of photoshop (oh how I wish I could really own it, I LOVE photoshop) and will be working out that late into the night.

While it is downloading, I am going dabble in cooking again and read up on some HTML and other need to know basics so I can make this blog better!

Wish me luck!
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