Tuesday, November 25, 2003

RIP Lola Lilay (pictured here on UCLA's campus in May 2K3)

June 22, 1920 - November 25, 2003

Monday, November 24, 2003

Happy Monday yall. This weekend wasn't too shabby. A couple highs (no I didn't smoke out) and a low. But whatever gets thrown at you you have to handle it. On friday night, I went to see my lola again. She's not looking too good, which is funny because last week she was so ready and excited to leave the hospital. But now she has all these IVs in her and is in ICU. Hopefully she can spend t-day with us, but thats looking unlikely. And its hard to swallow when the doc asks what do we want to do if she has another heart attack. Do me a favor and pray for my lola.

Saturday marked my one year anniversary of being a Bay Area dweller. Wow that flew by. I remember that drive on "the" 5 since I was by myself. And I reflect in the car almost as much as I do on the toilet when I'm riding solo. Did I make the right decision to bounce? Did LA treat me well? Did I treat LA well? Should I have gone in the first place? Should I have stayed longer? In a way LA was like an epilogue to my SB story, as it was a natural extension since most of my good SB friends also went to LA. However, working life is nothing like college life, especially in an area as vast as southern cali. Of course I miss my folks down there, but I think I keep in touch with them, even if they'r not on AIM haha. And I miss living with Fresh, who's living solo now. "If I can't live with you, I'm not living with anyone." That was pretty cool to hear from him. Some of yall know how macho he is. Many people concluded I moved back b/c of V-may, which is true, but she just happened to accelerate the process. I was coming home ultimately. Ironically, I got to kick it with my old roommate that day. Which is funny, because I rarely kick it w/ SB folk in NorCal. Well me and Matty hooked up with some of my other folks and went to this karaoke bar. And Matt tore up the mic like we did it in SB circa '01.

Sunday was chill. Saw the 9ers lose and playoff hopes diminish. And I also saw Office Space for the first time. 2 words: HA HA. It was a great movie. Thanks Sylv for badgering me to watch it. That opening scene on the streets totally reminded me of myself, down to the geek rapping the hardcore Geto Boys is his business attire. I really have to play catch up on my flicks...I guess either Lord of the Rings or Finding Nemo is next. We'll see.

"Must be a case of the Mondays"

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Whoa just got back from Cancun....haha sike. When your away it takes awhile to get back to the speed of things, hence the nonblogging. It was a splendid trip...sightsaw, beached it, clubbed it and ate and drank it. I got a lil sick but thats kinda anticipated goin to a foreign land. Its a beautiful place, even moreso than I envisioned. I have pics, but not sure if I shall post. Hehe its just mostly pics of Valeregan.

I missed SV last week, but not last night. It was a good show: a lot of suspense, drama, but not a lot of lana. I really think that Michael Rosenbaum is a wonderful actor, almost as good as KK. That was a joke guys. So is Edge dead again? And why do they just leave a scene of a crime like that? Its seems when I review SV I nitpick at ish...maybe I'm just being overanalytical.

Also watched The Bachelor last night. Guiney is grimey. He made the right choice, and even though he didn't propose, I still give him props. I'm sure its hard to propose to a lady if you only knew her for 2 months. But damn, off-topic but Kirsten needs to come back to TV. Oh yeah, and Ryan and Trista are actually tying the knot on the tube. How appropriate.

Of course I don't watch The Bachelor solo, its V-may's fave show. And she always get so emotional every last episode haha. And we have the same convo each season. Of course she doesn't want me to date other chicks, but she always brings it up saying she doesn't want me to regret anything. So she puts it out there. Its almost she's encouraging me to do it. Not really, but yaknow. But I assure her that I wanna be w/ her, and if that wasn't the case, then I wouldn't be there right?

Oh yeah, I haven't mention my solo blog to her...yet. She thinks I still post on the 3rd Floor one. I might have to edit some things out before I tell her. Its funny though b/c multiple people have mentioned it to her, but she never really asks. She just goes, "You don't post stupid s**t on the blog right? Like how KK is hot or something?" Of course not =).

Haven't talked about music much lately. Went to Tower to browse, picked up the new Hieroglyphics and J-Live joints. Both solid upon the initial listening. One of my fav moments is ripping a CD open and listening to it the first time. Was tempted to pick up the new Britney, but passed. I think she's ODing on TV interviews and magazine covers, as TL can attest too. She still hot though. We used to roll to Tower every Tues, even dubbing it Tower Tuesday, since that's when new releases drop. Saw an old HS classmate there, but I totally ignored him.

So footaction has a crazy sale, with kicks up to 70%. Is it metrosexual to get excited over a sale? Anyways, a pair of kicks (Air Max 2K3) that I was about to buy for full price was half off! I couldn't decide which color I should get, red or navy. So naturally, I got both! Half off sales basically mean you just buy twice as much. I'm particularly excited because this is a shoe thats been designed this century, rather than the mostly retro kicks I usually get.

So T-Day is coming up, and all I hear about are deep-fried turkeys. I done never heard about them until this month, but now I hear they're the greatest thing since Air Jordans. That's hella oil man! It does sound good though, so maybe our fam will give it a shot.

Let's end this with a quote. I like quotes but can never remember them.

"Don't sweat the petty. Pet the sweaty."

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Man...there's not enough time in the day to blog and work and do all that other junk on a computer. I saw The Real Cancun, so I'm going to Cancun tomorrow for a few days with the GF. I'll let you know how it is.

Quick SV recap: The Kents finding Clark was no accident! That notion was groundbreaking. I hope they revisit it. Concerning next weeks episode, if you recall back to a few recaps ago, I mentioned that Lana was gonna fall for another guy. Turns out I was right. Fresh Jordans just don't sit on shelves! They get snatched up w/ the quickness. "Clark, are you stalking me?" Whoa Nelly!

Have a splendid weekend yall.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Here are the Halloween pics from this weekend. If you can think of better captions let me know!

Halloween 2K3

Monday, November 03, 2003

Woohoo. Another weekend ends, and the work week commences. Ever wonder why graduations are called "commencements"? Anyways, the reegsta had a pretty rad weekend. It was def, dope and ill. And fresh. Well this 80s rap slanguage is just a precursor to friday nights halloween costume - a B-BOY. LL Cool J's Kangol, Run-DMC's track suit and white kicks (sorry it was Nike, I can't wear Adidas), Rakim's gold chains, somebody's chest hair, and Radio Raheem's (from Do the Right Thing) boombox. Pictures coming soon!

- I honestly didn't recognize Dan as a grumpy old man. Well he is closer to 30 than to 20.
- Phil was supposed to be Harry Potter, but he was closer to Grand Master Whitey of the KKK.
- V-may had a masquerade mask, but didn't dress up.
- Anth was Maverick from Top Gun. Anth was also mad tossed around 1. Where was Goose when you needed him?
- Big Al had my favorite costume of the night. He was a big nerd.
- It was good to see Marie. But is was sad to see her sis have a phatter medallion than me. What did Dennis do this Halloween?
- Ed was a Crash Test Dummy. Or a condom. Depending on your perspective.
- Nick and J were Bosom Buddies. But I think they took that a lil too literally.

Wow, I guess this time we need pictures to complement this blog. Maybe that'll make me post them faster.

I played in my first poker tourney on Saturday. A room w/ 21 Asians and Dennis Ruel can be intimidating. So I'm not sure if that factored in my poor play. Anyways, when does 2 pairs beat a straight? Only on the San Bruno Poker Tour. 2 rules were inposed prior to the start of play. 1. No wrap-around. And 2. Aces always high. Controversy occurred when the final 3 contestants were battling. Playa 1 (Rob) had a 1-2-3-4-5. Playa 2 (Dan) had 2 pairrr. Rob goes all in, yet loses when the rules are reviewed. Oh well. Dan got a few Benji's. Better luck next time.

Sunday was supposed to be kick back, so I just went to the driving range. Snup was blowin up my phone, and proper etiquette is you don't answer your phone while golfing. But whatever, he called, and I picked up. "Yo Reeg, wanna go the Niner game?" Keep in mind the game is like an hour from kickoff. "Fa sho!" for I never been to a 9er game before. So we get to the game, miss the 1st 2 touchdowns, but did see some good game action, as well as some good eye candy. They wanted to leave early to avoid the traffic. I guess middle of the 4th wasn't early enough! It took HELLA long to exit that parking lot. You'd think payin $25 for parking can expedite things a lil quicker. Anyways, after rollin through HP to bring Snup home I get to rest. And after a sunny day, it was hella raining during the night.

Yesterday was also All Souls Day. God bless the dead. My cousin in the PI just had a lil baby, but he died just after 4 days of living after a complicated pregnancy. He came out prematurely since he was due on Christmas Day. My cuz and his wifey were able to get lil Christian baptized fortunately, as well as give him a proper burial. I always said the saddest thing in life would be to bury your own seed. This trajedy couldn't have happened to a better hearted couple. RIP Christian Rafael Reside.