Monday, March 31, 2008

Running Home To Set My Tivo


Yup, those pesky New Kids On The Block are going to be performing on the Today show this Friday. Its been 20 years since Hangin' Tough has been released and they are unleashing their boy bandness on a whole new generation.

Damn...20 years since NKOTB came out. It feels like yesterday, since I still know all the words to their songs.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Helpful Reference Guide

YES!!! According to this, I'm pretty high up on the Geek hierarchy. Finally, some ammunition against Kerry and her uneducated name calling.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Oh Silly Hollywood

When you work in Hollywood, sometimes you have to do double takes.

Today, I had a moment like that.

When I saw Charlie Chaplin riding a bicycle while flying a kite down Sunset Blvd while I was going to Quizno's to get my lunch.

Reason #12 Why I Love My Kid

When I take Jake to school in the morning, he has a specific way he likes us to go that passes a dog park. He calls it Cahuenga/Dog Park and he announces this on the freeway because I prefer going another way thats a little faster. A part of this route goes over a little hill and if you hit it at the right speed, it simulates a roller coaster. You know, that drop in your stomach feeling? And so our conversation goes...

Jake: I really like that feeling in your tummy when we go over that hill.
Me: Really? Wow, looks like you are going to love roller coasters then.
Jake: Why's that?
Me: Because, thats the feeling that roller coasters give you.
Jake: Do you like roller coasters?
Me: Nope
Jake: Why not?
Me: I just don't like them.
Jake: Are you afraid of heights?
Me: Its not the height thing, but I am a little of afraid of heights too.
Jake: Geez, are you afraid of bunnies too?

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

Isn't it counter-effective to have your cell phone's vibrate so loud that I could hear my neighbor's alarm going off?

Unless it wasn't the vibrate from a cell phone....Ewww

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shades of Geek

While some friends and I were heading out of the office this afternoon, my friend Wendy was raving about a new application that was created by one of the tech guys. Wendy freely admits that she's a geek, she loves her comic books and everything. Needless to say, I've learned not to argue with her about certain things.

Anyways, I don't know how it got brought up but I made a comment about how the cast of Battlestar Galactica did the Top Ten List on Letterman the night before and I clapped a little when I saw the promo for it. I'm open about my love for BSG openly and freely, its a damn good show and I have no shame.

So, when I said that, Kerry called me a nerd. But Wendy defended my honor and said that I was a geek because the show is fantasy and not sci-fi - which is totally different. If I had that reaction to something involving Star Trek, then yes - I would be a nerd. Yes, we have learned to love these nuances about Wendy. The best part of that whole story, was that someone relatively new to our company, Rodrigo, was in the elevator with us. I bet watching 3 girls define the parameters of the social acceptance of geek vs nerd really made his day.

Anyways, here are the Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Watch This Season of BSG.

For Your Viewing Pleasure..

This is just a bumper until I get an actual blog post up. Damn Henry Cavill is so hot. Makes me drool...and think of dirty things to do to him...and wait - people are reading this..


Sunday, March 09, 2008

So High I Could Touch The Sky

I know this is a bit late, but late is better than never.

I have to preface this blog post and say that Jake gave me the biggest guilt trip about not taking him to the concert. He whipped out all the good lines like "Why don't you want to spend time with me?" and "How can you abandon your son like this?" I told him that I just didn't think it would be a good idea, that he's too young. Especially when my tickets were on the floor and all the pushing and shoving. That last line was a lie by the way, I'm not dumb -I buy actual seats to concerts. But I seriously thought that he was too young to be going to a rock show.

So the night of the concert comes and we get to the Forum. First thing I notice is that there are all these freaking kids there! And I'm not talking about 12 year olds - oh no...I'm talking about 5-6 year olds! On a school night! The guilt set in fast, let me tell you. Then we bought a beer and started our climb to the seats. These seats were very very high, higher than I thought they would be. Damn lure of pre-sale. Next, it was a Foo concert. HELLO?!?!? I few deep inhales and we were pretty damn happy. And soon, I forgot about the children in the crowd.

Ok - the show itself was pretty fucking awesome. What made it better was that Dave Grohl was so funny and very personable. I know that its how they are supposed to be but come on - there have been times when I've gone to a concert and they perfomer only sang for an hour and a half straight and got off stage. I wont go into detail about the set list, but they did play pretty much all the songs I wanted to hear (except for Home from their last album, which I admit is a rather moving little diddy). They ended up closing with Best of You - which has to rank as my all time favorite song of theirs. Its just this song this grips you with the lyrics and then sucks you in with music that before you know it, you are just punching the air with every beat.

And yes, I didnt forget the little lad:

Funny, they way he looks is the way I felt that morning after.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


I honestly don't know what I'm more excited about for tonight's activities....

The Project Runway finale or The Foo Fighters concert


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Jef-f Dun-HAM

I think that ventriloquism is underrated. One of my favorite acts is Jeff Dunham and his character, Peanut. My brother will remember how much we would watch him and just laugh our asses off (ok, maybe me more than him because he has this elitist attitude about how he has a better sense of humor than I do). I found this on youtube and couldn't resist posting it. If you like it, I suggest watching parts 2 and 3 - thats when Jose, the Jalapeno on a Stick comes out.