Saturday, October 22, 2005

Your IQ Is 120

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Exceptional

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius

Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

You Are 60% Boyish and 40% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

Your Birthdate: February 25

Your birth on the 25th day of the month (7 energy) modifies your life path by giving you some special interest in technical, scientific, or other complex and often hard to understand subjects.
You may become something of a perfectionist and a stickler for details.
Your thinking is logical and intuitive, rational and responsible.

Your feelings may run deep, but you are not very likely to let them show.
This birthday makes you a more private person, more introspective and perhaps more inflexible.
In friendships you are very cautious and reserved.
You are probably inventive, and given to unique approaches and solutions.

Meatball Pizza

Unusual and uncompromising.
You're usually the first to discover a new trend.
You appreciate a good meal and good company.
You're an interesting blend of traditional and modern.

You Are Chinese Food

Exotic yet ordinary.

People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.

How You Life Your Life

You have a good sense of self control and hate to show weakness.
You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.
You prefer a variety of friends and tend to change friends quickly.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.

You Are 50% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

You're a Playful Kisser

Kissing is a huge game for you, a way to flirt and play
You're the first one to suggest playing spin the bottle at a party
Or you'll go for the wild kiss during a game of truth or dare
And you're up for kissing any sexy stranger if the mood is right!

What Your Underwear Says About You

You have a lucky pair of underwear. And you wear it more than you should.

You're not afraid to lay around resting your hand in your pants.

You're a Wild Drunk

You can get enough drink. Seriously, you'll just go puke and start pounding them back again!

Your Seduction Style: Au Natural

You rank up there with your seduction skills, though you might not know it.
That's because you're a natural at seduction. You don't realize your power!
The root of your natural seduction power: your innocence and optimism.

You're the type of person who happily plays around and creates a unique little world.
Little do you know that your personal paradise is so appealing that it sucks people in.
You find joy in everything - so is it any surprise that people find joy in you?

You bring back the inner child in everyone you meet with your sincere and spontaneous ways.
Your childlike (but not childish) behavior also inspires others to care for you.
As a result, those who you befriend and date tend to be incredibly loyal to you.

Your Personality Profile

You are nurturing, kind, and lucky.
Like mother nature, you want to help everyone.
You are good at keeping secrets and tend to be secretive.

A seeker of harmony, you are a natural peacemaker.
You are good natured and people enjoy your company.
You put people at ease and make them feel at home with you.


Your senses are pretty sharp (okay, most of the time)
And it takes something big to distract you!

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to good manners and elegance.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is comforting. You crave a relationship where you always feel warmth and love.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.

What Your Sleeping Position Says

You are secretly sensitive, but you often put up a front.
Shy and private, you yearn for security.
You take relationships slowly.
You need lots of reassurances before you can trust.

Your Power Color Is Magenta

At Your Highest:

You energize yourself and push others to suceed.

At Your Lowest:

You feel frustrated and totally overwhelmed.

In Love:

You are suprised by who you attract. You're a love magnet.

How You're Attractive:

Open and free spirited, people want to explore the world with you.

Your Eternal Question:

"What is my next source of inspiration?"

Wow that's a lot.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Bloggin on BART...

Ok not really, I'm just composing it from here, like I was mozart. Man I'm pretty rusty with my analogies, so sorry in advance.

I was gonna ask my readers what are the best methods on non-verbal communication - then it hit me - it could be the blogspot medium. Sigh...1 way communication...gotta love it and hate it [if that's the case, doesn't it just cancel out?]

Anyway, I've had an interview this morn and met with another recruiter right now. Man this is getting bothersome, but it'll be all worthwhile at the end. I envision a post in the near future listing my options, and you could help me decide. I actually envision a lot of future posts, or maybe because I haven't posted in a minute. *shrug.*

Man its seemingly been a long week. Wake me before September ends is an appropriate song. Can't think of a song with 'october' in the title, but I do know of a 'sweet november' by TROOP. And hopefully it'll be sweet by then. And then it'll be 'my december.'

Anyone else peep the Grey's Anatomy premier last night? Such a well written show. No matter how successful we are in life, we all still have issues to handle. Alex is still my fav character on there, maybe because he's the complete opposite on me. He's such a d-head its comical. Plus he could take O'malley out anytime but chooses not to.

Oh yeah my last TV tidbit for the time being. Isn't Lifetime supposed 2 be a chick channel? Then why do they show Unsolved Mysteries on there?? That used 2 be my show back in the day. I love dudes voice. Anyway, I remember when me and Matty used to freestyle over that theme song. Haha good times. Anyway, I'm not sure if Ima maintain the SV recaps as I did in prior seasons...unless its captivating that is.

I swear if my Vanessa Minnillo Maxim mag doesn't come yet, I'ma be peeved like a pet. Yes I already read the article and saw the pics, but I still need the mag. I'm thinking my subscription ended right before that issue. How come I get every Nicky Hilton cover but the ones I want aren't available? I bet my mailman took my copy.

Before you know it, the future is now. I wish I could listen to my own advice, but I think I'm getting better at it...hopefully better than my segues of recent. Patience young Jedi is what I practice, and I know I can't wait too long. However, some things are just meant 2 happen. I have a particular goal, and while I probably am not taking the most direct route, I'ma get there. One of my fav rap quotes: "destiny is my destination." There's a pot of happiness if you follow the rainbow.

Next stop SSF. See ya in a bit.


Friday, September 23, 2005

I miss blogging. I really do. Then why haven't I? I can't use the busy excuse, since I'm not exactly busy. Can't use the "nothing to blog about" excuse, since there's always something to talk about. I've had a lot of thoughts going on that I want to keep to myself, and airing stuff out on a public site wouldn't be the best decision. Hence the pseudo-sabbitcal. But hey, I'm still available via phone, email, AIM and gosh darnit, even in person for you locals [and not-so-locals if you're out there].

Let's see where we last left off. Oh yeah, I'm still unemployed, but luckily I'm receiving unemployment benefits. Its not much, but at least it covers my fixed costs. Can you believe I get almost $2K a month?! That's a lotta loot for not doing anything haha. Thank you tax payers. Hmmm, let's see where that $krilla goes:

rent - 975
utilities - 100
sidekick - 75
life insurance - 40
car insurance - 120
shoe insurance - 15
petro - 100
food/drank/entertainment - 200
school loan - 150

So I can't really splurge on items, can't buy shoes, can't really save, can't really pay off debt...but at least I don't have to dip in my savings and other assets. So I guess I'm treading H20 right now. But I've been restless for the past month, so I've been interviewing more aggressively lately. I have a few potential gigs, so cross your limbs for me.

I'm thinking this time off is beneficial for me. It made me realize what I want in life, what's important and what's insignificant. But also I like to make the most out of negative situations, so possibly its just the optimist in me. For some reason, the word "optimist" looks like it means a budget eye doctor. Anyhow, I know I can't see into the future, but I can envision things manifesting [I initially used the word "unravelling" but thought that had a negative connotation, and I'm tryna stay like the addition sign]. Happiness is the ultimate goal, and I'm not saying I'm not happy now, but I know that there are elements out there that can bring me there. Maybe on a magic carpet ride or something.

I've also been praying a lot more. Praying before all my meals, even if it just top ramen. Praying before I sleep. Making a more conscious effort to go to mass [and staying for the whole celebration]. I don't even pray for myself - well i do at the end - but rather for all the problems ravaging the world. Its soooo sad looking at footage of Katrina and now the potential dangers of Rita. I might complain about my own issues and problems but I still feel extremely lucky and blessed to be in my situation, and I'm grateful for that.

Alright that's enough self-wondering for now. Did I tell yall my brother got married earlier this month? It was a pretty intimate wedding. I was a well-groomed groomsman for the 3rd time. Let it be known that I was the only brother to be a groomsman in each of my 3 bro's weddings. They say because I'm the youngest and a sucker for paying for a tux; I like to think its because I'm the cutest haha j/p. If you wanna see a little clip of the pre-wedding, click here:

Ghetto Fabulous

Big ups to Big Things Limos [yes that's their real name] for having the only black H2 in the city. He had to outdo Arv's Navigator stretch in '02. Wonder what Reeg & Future Wifey will have? I guess time will tell. Oh yeah, if you wanna see real pics holler. I thought this was more entertaining haha.

In other family news, Arv and Felisa are expecting a boy! Apparently that arrow is pointing to its "thingy," which is the term being used to describe its penis. Its due sometime in February, which is a good month I might add *wink*. Geez my family is becoming ginormous, and its only the beginning. Shoot we went to dinner the other day, just our generation, and there were 20 of us! Le Cheval is on point, if you ever wanna eat in Oakland.

So I've been watching a lot of TV lately. I wonder why. 2 things I realllly want to see: 1. Rachel Ray spending more than $40 and/or not enjoying a meal, and 2. a celebrity getting punk'd...again. For the former, that show could be soooo much better. Maybe make it $80 a day, and pick up on a guy in every city. Its funner to eat with someone else, and they can explore more food options. But yeah, I've seen that show like a dozen times, and she has yet to break the $40 threshold.

Wouldn't it be maaad funny if someone got punk'd twice? That's like getting 2 speeding tickets the same weekend. [Geez I felt soooo dumb when that happened to me =/]. I vote for Justin Timberlake. Or possibly Jessica Alba, since she got a lil sass in her. And who wouldn't want to see her? I feel it happening though, just watch [ha pun intended]. I'll tell you what show gotta go though -- that Nick Cannon Wildin' Out ish. The premise is dope, but the execution is wack. They show all the funny spots during the ads, but then I watch the show, and I can't even crack a smile! And I'm an easy dude to make smile you know. And it bugs me when every non-black character gets egged on because of their ethnicity. Just perpetuatiing stereotypes I suppose. However that Indian chick with the curry smelling cooch was maaaad funny.

7 more days until the Lanaville season premiere. Gotta reconnect the TiVo for that. And if you wanna stray away from the WB, you should watch Grey's Anatomy on Sunday. Its a great show for us QLCers haha.

Last CD bought: Little Brother - The Minstrel Show. Dope album by a dope group. They have a throwback sound, so I had to use some throwback slang ["dope"]. Here's a sample verse:

I'll scoop you up in me Porshe, sike
You know I got a Nissan
That I'm still paying for, still got a lease on
But it don't matter 'cause that ain't my aim to get you
I got fame, but you know that just ain't the issue
Because you're looking like a woman of virtue
So well-rounded, no wonder your're in my circle
And normally you probably wouldn't give me the time of day
'Cause Tay got rhymes, but no he ain't got time to waste

Phonte - Slow it Down

Gotta love it. And I'm slightly peeved that I missed their show in the Bay a couple weeks ago.

Told ya I had a lot to say. And there's even more, but I'm pretty much tired right now. I'm trying to get back to my daily grind, and I'm sitting, waiting, wishing [and hoping!] to get on track like an Olympic runner. Thanks for making it this far. Gnite!


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I'm alive.

Wow its been that long huh. So right now I'm chillin' at *bux, enjoying a Sweet Passion Tazo Tea [venti, its only 30 cent more - shout out to the 30 Cent Crew!], blogging, surfing, and searching. For a job that is. Tired of soul-searching and sole-searching, now I gotta get job-searching!

So about a week and a half ago, I lost my employment with my former employer. Someone discovered my blog and noticed that I always posted during work related hours, losing on worker productivity. As a result, they let me go like that 3 Doors Down song.

Ok sike, that isn't the real reason. But why not post the real reason? Its not like they can terminate me again yeah? heheh yes reeg. But anyway, basically it was some corporate bullish. Think Enron, but to a mucccccch smaller scale. I have ethics yall, moms raised me right. I also like to talk to a lot of people evidently. But I'm not tripping, what doesn't kill you makes you a killer, somebody told me. It seemed like the people surrounding me are more concerned than me, and I appreciate that. Its okay girl, I'ma be alright tonight.

But I kind of like not having to set my alarm, making breakfast in the morning, wearing my Nikes on the daily [along with some cargo shorts, a Run-TMC shirt previously posted, and a camo SF lid - just for the visual]. The only problem is that unemployment is more free time, and what I like to do with free time is shop. So I've been buying ish like I have a job still hahaha. Thank God & Buddha for vacation pay [no severance however.] But for real, I haven't been wreckless with my paper, I just got little things here and there.

That Kanye dropped today, I'll probably pick it up later[egistration.] I was always a closet fan of his, so it would be pretty hypocritical if I bought John Legend's and Common's joint and passed his up. Its only 10 bones anyhow.

Anyway, back to reality. Its funny how life takes on a series of events. Maybe its not all coincidental.


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Retail therapy leads to buyers remorse which leads to more retail therapy. Its a visicous cycle I tell you. Basically the lessoned to be learned is SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS. Remember them Diesel pants I blogged about the other day [well like a couple months ago]? I wasn't really feeling them anymore, and as a result I returned them. And as a further result, I bought another pair. Witness the cycle. But I'm satisfied with this pair. Ain't it funny how its called "a pair of jeans," or "a pair of scissors," or "a pair of boobs"...I mean, they can't be singular yeah?

And you know that black/white Polo pictured below? So I got my extra medium, and it fit waaay too young on me, like my nipples couldn't breathe. So I checked the site looking if they had an L, and of course they sold out. I had to return it to the Polo store and was SOL of the shipping costs. So I ended up paying like $80 for a polo shirt and some swimming trunks, which is soooo not a deal at all. I felt violated. And then a week later, I peep the site again, and of course they have an L available. Talk about a double whammy yo.

And I haven't bought a pair of non-bowling or non-dress kicks since that Jordan IV release. That's almost been 2 whole months! You think its a coincidence I didn't get any kicks and not blogged the past month? I think not. Honestly this has been my biggest drought since I don't know when. You should see my "clothing: shoes" summary in Microsoft Money. Or maybe not haha. Hmmm, maybe that's why I slowed down huh? But since I didn't any kicks, I had to buy something! Alas, I got a new used driver. Too bad I had it for like 2 weeks and still haven't tested it out yet, so if anyone wants to go to the range hollla hollla hollla [in a John Legend voice.] I guess the iPizzle will have to wait another month. Or maybe I just wasn't meant to get one? Oh well, that's just more loot to waste in Vega$.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm crying too much. Please pass the e-tissue.


Movie Review:
Wedding Crashers

So the other day, I went on a mandate (get it? Man-Date? ha!) with Roland to peep this movie. Of course we sat a seat apart and shared no popcorn, but unfortunately this couple wanted to sit together so we obliged and ended up sitting next to each other. Luckily we kept the armrest down so there wouldn't be any physical contact. Also my posture was leaning towards the opposite side of him, just so he wouldn't get any ideas. Okay now that we have that established, let's discuss the film. 3 words: Hil-Lar-Rious! Movie was beyond funny. I *heart* Vince Vaughn [Swingers, Zoolander, Old School, etc] and this flick is comparable to that. Laughs were constant throughout the film, and its running time was almost 2 hours! LOL @ the dinner table scene. LOL @ the bedroom scene. LOL @ the football field scene. LOL @ the whole damn movie. But this isn't just a raunchy comedy about dudes doing whatever to get a piece of arse, there also is a love story involved. It might even qualify as a chick flick! Oh yeah, Rachel McAdams is a new entry on the top 25 list.

4.5 bridesmaids out of 5.


Confessions of a Sneakerhead, part 300:

So those in The Know know that I've been bowling almost religiously each Wednesday for the past few months. And anyone who's been to a bowling alley knows the shoes there are horrendous. I've been reluctantly renting these kicks just for the time being [plus its only a buck.] Wait, I've already told this story to Cici [wow 3 straights mentions for you - it must be your lucky day!], so I'ma cut and paste it from an email correspondence:

as far as shoes, my friends didn't think i'd get a pair since nike doesn't make any. they have like dexter, brunswick, etc...all these un-hip kicks. and u know i can't actually buy them.

so what's reeg to do? actually i knew nike made bowling shoes back in the day. so where else do i look but ebay of course! its like virtually impossible to find a brand new pair of bowling kicks, so i settled for a like-new pair. all i know is that i'll have the hottest kicks @ the alley, even though they're from 1984! i'll just clean them up (shoe tip: magic eraser works wonders.)

The story isn't finished! So I've had them in my bag, waiting to lace them up. Suspense was brewing amongst my bowling buddies, but they knew I had some hot ones. Alas, I put them on and felt like Lil Bow Wow in Be Like Mike when he found those magic shoes! [okay not really, but you get the point.] Anyway, I was first to bowl, and I bowled a strike in the first frame! However I should've quit after that moment since my next strike came like 2 games after haha. =(


Boy am i bored today! Again from the desk of Cici:

Three names you go by:
1. regan
2. reeg
3. reegs

Three screen names you have had:
1. reegsta
2. reegstar
3. reegstarr [the latter 2 were only logins]

Three physical things you like about yourself:
1. my skin color
2. my back
3. my penis

Three physical things you don't like about yourself:
1. the hair on my toes
2. my tummy sticks out more than my chest [slightly!]
3. my butt [wish it were bigger!]

Three parts of your heritage:
1. filipino
2. spanish
3. african-american [how else would you explain it??]

Three things that scare you:
1. loneliness
2. settling
3. being robbed of all my possessions

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. brushing the grill
2. listening to music
3. dropping a load

Three of your favorite musical artists:
1. nas
2. 2pac
3. musiq soulchild

Three of your favorite songs:
1. nas – the world is yours
2. 2pac – me against the world
3. musiq – just friends

Three things you want in a relationship:
1. passion
2. laughter/fun
3. trust

Three lies and truths in no particular order:
1. jesus was born on christmas day.
2. polar bears are white furred.
3. los angeles further west than las vegas
1. all things ain't what they seem.
2. starbury will lead the knicks to the playoffs this year.
3. no word in the english language rhymes with ‘orange’.

Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeals to you:
1. a nice warm smile
2. healthy hair
3. an apple bottom

Three of your favorite hobbies:
1. finding deals on ebay
2. messing up my place so I can clean it
3. making reeg-time

Three things you want to do really badly now:
1. take a leak [brb, I really need to go…]
2. teleport
3. leave work and go home and sleep

Three careers you're considering/you've considered:
1. astronaut
2. professional basketball playa
3. rapper

Three places you want to go on vacation:
1. japan
2. australia
3. bora bora ;-)

Three kids’ names you like:
1. regan (doesn’t regan tacorda sound fly?)
2. jordan (doesn’t jordan tacorda sound fly?)
3. reegsta

Three things you want to do before you die:
1. have seeds
2. skydive
3. visit outerspace

Three ways that you are stereotypically a boy:
1. I’ma sports fiend
2. I check breezies out
3. I fart shamelessly

Three ways that you are stereotypically a girl:
1. I care about my ‘fits
2. I like justin and usher a lil too much
3. I’m sensitive

Three celeb crushes:
1. lana lang
2. mrs. fantastic
3. the girl next door

Now it's your turn! FOUR people that I would like to see take this quiz now:
1. marie
2. callwave
3. joe [since I just found out he has a xanga]
4. C-Kimchee


So I took a lil hiatus if you didn't realize. What better way to come back than fill out a survery that I was tagged? The plan is go back to my normal blogging schedule, but we'll see about that...

From Miss Parco:

01. If you woke up tomorrow morning and you were the opposite gender, what would be the first thing you'd do?
hit the snooze button, skratch my genitalia, and decide what shoes to wear. Wow, I wouldn’t do anything different!

02. If you could be invisible for a whole day, what would you do?
I’d walk around nekkid and try to scare people jokingly. Not because I don’t have clothes, since they can’t see me anyway, but just in jest. Or i'd be like Robin Hood, and rob from the rich and give to the poor.

03. If you could completely get rid of one fashion trend that you personally don't like, what would it be?
ummm….even if there are some trends not to my liking, it doesn’t bug me. Oh yeah, I’d completely obliterate all the fake kicks floating around.

04. If you could dye your hair ANY color, what color would you choose?
red, since its my fav color.

05. If you could look like any celebrity, who would you choose and why?
hmmm…maybe cash warren, so jessica alba could confuse us and think she’s dating me instead of him. Or maybe even jessica alba, so I can feel pretty oh so pretty. Or Brad Pitt, so I can have a gazillion girls on my jock.

06. If you could spend one hour with ANYONE, (alive or dead) who would it be, and why?
wow the hardest ?tion so far. Hmmm, probably Jesus, so I could say to people, “Hey I kicked it with my homie Jesus the other day.” [pronounced JEE-zus, not HEY-Zeus] That would make for interesting conversation. Plus I’d ask him if that Da Vinci Code stuff was true or not.

07. If you won a million dollars in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
after taxes you’ll have probably $587,486.78 if you take the lump sum [thanks Professor Loster for that tidbit]. So with that amount, I’d make my folks retire and have them travel where ever they please. I’d break off my siblings some $krilla. Honestly I’ll think about getting a whip, but I have this fascination of being hecka filthy rich and pushing the same car as I do now. Insurance for nice rides is bananas yo.

08. If you could tell one person ANYTHING, what would it be, and who would it be?
I’ll take the 5th on this question. ;-)

09. If you saw your favorite celebrity in the street, what would be your first reaction?
hmmm I don’t even know who my fav celebrity is. It’ll be either “hey tiger, lets hit the links!” or “hey Nick, let’s grab a beer and watch a game” or “hey Lana, superman ain’t got nothing on me”

10. If you could change your first name to anything you wanted, what would you change it to?
I’d change it to Reegsta, since people can’t mispronounce that.

11. What's one feature of your appearance that you absolutely like?
physical appearance? Hmmm, my ears, since I don’t see anything wrong with them.

12. If you were told today that you had only a month to live, what would be all the things you would do, or say before you died?
I’d try to fornicate as much as possible to keep my legacy alive through my offspring. And wear all my kicks I haven’t yet rocked.

13. If you could change any part of your appearance, what would it be?
I’d make myself taller.

14. If you had your own line of cosmetics, what would you call it, and what kind of products would you make?
Pimp-Zap. It would zap away pimples on contact.

15. If you had your own line of underwear, how would you design it?
hmmm, the color would be nude, so it appears that you’re not wearing anything, similar to britney’s pants during the MTV awards a few years back. And I’d make it a wicker material, like they have for socks, for those swamp-a$$ days.

16. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
I’d wanna swim. Or teleport so I can be anywhere in an instant.

17. If you had the choice would you rather be Marilyn Monroe for a day, or Madonna?
Madonna, since she’s still alive and all. Plus she lives in England, and I've always wanted to visit there.

18. Do you believe your dreams have significance?
oh most definitely, otherwise you wouldn’t have them

19. Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
like 30, and none were purchased for more than $10!

20. The last film I bought:
Harold & Kumar go the White Castle – the unedited version [for $10!]

21. Last film I watched at home:
The Girl Next Door. Or Do the Right Thing.

22. 6 films I watch a lot or mean a lot to me:
Spaceballs, it’s a wonderful life, menace ii society, stand by me, happy gilmore…these really don’t have no meaning, I just enjoy watching them

23. Tag 5 people and have them answer these questions on their blog:
I think I’ll pass on this ?tion…


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

"Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's...gone" - Janet Jackson & Joni Mitchell & Q-Tip

Unfortunately I've never taken advantage of my roommates through the years. Not sexually you perverts, but rather what their interests and prowesses were. Since I'm living like Nick Lachey's last album (read: Soul-o), I think I've missed my opportunity for that. Let's hit rewind on the VCReeg and see what he missed:

Freshman Year: Tony was a crazy sk8er and surfer. Done went everyday and asked my everyday if I wanted to learn, but of course gangstas don't sk8 or surf, so I just stayed in bed. Now I wish I could do either. Rob was a crazy smoker. Done smoked out everyday and asked me if I wanted to take a hit everyday haha. Some of yall might remember. But of course I passed, not to be confused with "puff puff pass," and just played video games with them. Alas, I still haven't smoked out.

Sophomore Year: Living with a junior (special) olympic swimmer should have at least taught me to float. But CallWave couldn't even teach my in high school so I guess I'm not surprised college turned out the same.

Soph/Jr/Sr Year: We done had 4 turntables at the house for the majority of my college life. Yet I've never learned to mix, cut or skratch (besides my balls.) Maybe Nimz and E-Fresh were just too intimidating on the 1200s. They've always told me I could use their tables whenever I wanted, but I was content to just play records on them. Shoot, I could've used a TEAC record player for that.

2001-2002: Living with Fresh again, I wanted to learn to drive stick. I don't know an Asian dude who loves muscle cars more than him, so this was my opportunity to learn. Actually, he did give me the keys to the cobra once (I think I blogged about it), but still I haven't learned.

2003-2004: I lived with another car dude/smoker and another surfer. Wow, the roommate gods were giving me another chance! Ray done worked on his bikes and cars like everyday and was supposed to show me to change my oil at least. But of course I never had car problems until after I moved out durrrr. Anyway, I haven't smoked out yet and still don't know how to drive stick haha.

2005: All by myself. I've worked on my car, but still don't know how to drive stick. How does a dude with 4 older brothers not know how to drive stick? Yes kuyas, I blame this on yall. I ain't trippin' bout smoking out, since I'm high on life. And swimming lessons commence in a couple weeks!

Disclaimer: Man, I don't want it to sound like I'm all living in the past, I just had these thoughts occupy my mind the other day. I was like, why can't I do this ish? So I was reviewing earlier chapters in my personal Odyssey and came to the conclusion - I'm just a lazy mothereffer haha. Anyway, since I like geometric stuff, here's a closing quote for symmetry:

"If you have one foot in the past and one foot in the future, you're pooping on the present"


Friday, June 24, 2005

One of my passions is online shopping. You could shop for anything on the internet. You could shop at the buttcrack of dawn in your boxers 365 days a year. But you also could shop when you're pretending to work! Alas, that's what I did the past hour. has a special promotion where everything is 40%, so you know I had to go like I was in an insane asylum (re: crazy). For a lot of the stuff already on sale, sizes were limited to like smalls only. And I don't like my shirts that young. Anyway, I picked up a few pieces:

The ever-evasive purple polo multicoplor logo shirt in an extra medium:

The black/white multicolor logo shirt in an extra medium:

Some new swim cargo trunks in an extra medium (okay i'll stop saying that):

A patchwork polo (this is hot!):

Haha sike...I didn't really buy this last shirt. Too bad they didn't have my size =P. As you can tell, I like the multicolor logo lots.

So all in all, I saved like $100! (But the accountant in me is saying, "No Reeg, you spent $125," but then I just tell him to "STFU!" and he hushes like a puppy.) So if anyone wants the code, just holler. It expires on July 5th.


Thursday, June 23, 2005

I haven't had a grab bag in a minute, so here we go:

~ Last night I realized that my previous post about the checks didn't make sense. About the $3.00 check, I received it rather than wrote it. Hope I didn't confuse yall.

~ I bowled a 155 last night! Okay so its nothing to write home about (err maybe so), but I haven't broken the buck-fitty barrier in awhile, if ever. Bowling kicks here I come.

~~ $1 games, $1 shoe rentals, $1 beers, $1 margaritas, $1 hot dogs, $1 jello shots, $1 nachos, $1 french fries. Dollar dollar bills yall will take you further here than at Centerfolds.

~~~ We bowled so many games (7 in all), my body is starting to look like that dude in the upper left. (Or maybe that's just an excuse? ha sike!)

~ I hope the Spurs win it all tonight. Do yall remember that group of kids that called themselves the Spurs Club or something? Basically their mission was to devirginize as many girls as possible. I wonder how they'd keep track.

~ AnakngBayan: hey...i stumbled upon your blog today
AnakngBayan: you still haven't lost your sense of humor

I'll take this to be a good thing.

~ So my brother bought me that "Hip Hop is Dead" shirt that I posted awhile ago. In an extra medium. I suppose he visits here, or maybe we have crazy telepathy.

~ I think I need to change my hair products. Ish is beginning to flake like that Jack Johnson song.

~ Woohoo got my guitar! Watch out John Mayer. Or I just might do acoustic raps like Pac's and Nas's Thug Mansion rendition.

~ I think I'ma buy this piece to place above the love sofa. What cha think?

~ Sometimes when I drop a load, nothing comes out. But I still wipe.

~ Toilet seat covers confuse me, so I just don't use them. The toilets are washed daily so it doesn't really matter.

~ Haha I'm really kidding about that above. But really, does the shiny side face up or down? Also, are you supposed to break the preforation yourself or let the excretions handle that?

~ To understand a woman you have to think like a woman. Maybe that explains all my feminine tendencies. All 2 of them.

~ Go Spurs!


Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Usually when I see a check clear my account, I get annoyed. It could be a $1000 check or a $10 check (or a $3.00 check a certain ROoMMatE[L] wrote to me in college when I spotted him for some laundry money), since I just don't like to see my balance dip baby dip.

However, the checked that cleared today is a different story. My car is finally paid off and it got me thinking. I knew my folks would never get me a whip. Back in the day, we had like 2 cars to share among 6 drivers, excluding me. With me being the youngest, it basically made me last on the Tacorda (aka Totem) poll. So whenever I could use the car, it would be like on Tuesday morning between 4:00 and 5:30am. Whatever, I'll be goin to college so it wouldn't be a biggie (let's just pretend I had my license at this point.) So I go through the first 3 years of college carless, but towards the end of junior year, I'm wishing for a whip.

So where there's a will there's a way. I hustled that whole summer and done worked like everyday. I skimped out on meals and only bought one pair of kicks the whole summer! (Canada/Euro exclusive Air Max Plus in the Blk/Gry colorway for those wondering.) I was determined to save enough $krill to 1. cover the down, 2. make payments for an additional year, and 3. pay for insurance for the year, since I hate working and going to school @ the same time. Additionally, I wanted to pay for the whole ish myself, so my folks did me a favor by not offering me anything haha. All good though, buying crap yourself makes you appreciate it that much more. Imagine that, a not-so-poor, not-so-broke and not-so-lonely college kid making car payments already.

I was gonna get a used bucket, but interest rates were higher. As a result, I bought a new bucket instead. Since I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind, I went with the economical choice. Funny, my car in college was worth 3x as it is now. Darn straight-line, not double-declining depreciation.

Now its time to upgrade my whip! (After I stop paying rent though. Guys, please listen to E-40: Don't buy a $85,000 car, before you buy a house!)

Lesson learned: Have a goal, then go out to achieve it.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Confessions of a SneakerHead, part IV:

Project: Air Jordan IV Laser Package
Time: 05.14.05 @ 1700 Hours PST
Goal: 3 Pairs (2 for Reeg, 1 for Bro)

The Air Jordan IV is quite possibly the greatest Jordan of them all. About 6 months ago, rumors were spreading that they would release these exclusively online. When I first read that, it kinda made me firm. True they were gonna milk more money from me by throwing in a booty shirt and hat, but my eyes were on the prize - the actual kicks! I had to do my recon work however - setup multiple accounts, get multiple billing addresses and synch 2 computers – as it was only limited to 1 pair per household. And I was determined to get 2 pair. As Special Ed says, you do what you gotta. I figured they would release, I'll order my pairs, and I can commence my night. 30 minutes tops I hoped, then I could head over to the graduation dinner I planned on going.

Boy was I wrong. Pandemonium ensued in the online sneakerworld once they were officially "released." The bandwidth was crazily exceeded and we were placed in a virtual waiting room. I kept refreshing my laptop and desktop hoping to gain entrance, but to no avail. There’s a glitch in the matrix! So I tried for an hour, and still no luck. I wasn’t gonna leave the crib until I got at least 1 pair. I’ve literally read over 2000 posts on niketalk and instyleshoes about people crying and complaining, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. 3 hours into the project, and I still didn’t get a pair. Ummm it doesn’t look like I’m going to dinner. The outlook is getting bleak and I was giving up hope. My brother called and said don’t worry about his pair – it’s not worth it. Maybe to him, but he’s not a sneakerhead.

Thanks to some sneaker-computer-nerds who posted a different link straight to the ordering page, I was able to cop pair I @ 2100 PST. But soon after, that link was deaded. People gave up, dreams were crushed, and ‘heads were drained, but alas, my mission was only 1/3 complete. Through divine intervention or something, I was able to cop pair II about 30 minutes later as inventory was quickly dwindling. The sneakergods were watching over me. Even reeg needs to rest, so I took a lil reprieve to rejuice my system. Alas, I was going for the hat trick @ around 2300 PST, and was able to pull off the turkey with pair III. Wow what a night.


Monday, June 20, 2005

Movie Review:
Mr. & Mr. Smith

This movie was entertaining, but wasn't necessarily good. I think a deaf person could've enjoyed it by just soaking in all the visual action. And eye-candy as well. Dang Mr. Pitt & Mrs. Jolie are some beautiful people. I doubt their kids would be hot, since they say beauty skips a generation. However, my folks are beautiful, so it throws that notion out =P. Man, I wish I was like in Maddox's class. Imagine how many friends he would get simply because of his moms. Does that make Angelina Jolie a MILF? She is technically a mother, but she's never given birth. Hmmm, there's should be a different name for them. It doubly sucks because my moms name is Angelina too. Great, 2 out of my top 3 are named like my sister and moms. =/

Oh yeah, about the flick. Very cool gadgetry, cool stunts, but unrealistic action. They were on some Terminator/Robocop invincibility. The flick had its moments, including a reference to Filipinos (not necessarily favorable). Vince Vaughn's character stole a few scenes as well. And Mr. Rachel Bilson should stick to the OC (naw, he was decent...I'm just hating.) I have no idea how Nicole Kidman was originally picked to play Mrs. Smith's part.

3 out of 5 Smiths


The weekend that was:

Friday: Got a haircut wooooo! I usually wait 21-23 days between haircuts, but for some reason this interval was almost 5 weeks. Not sure why, since I was 'fro-ing it the last couple weeks. Maybe it was a form of rebellion. Anyway, getting a haircut is one of them simple pleasures that makes you happy. Unless your stylist effs it up, then it makes you pissed.

Had dinner @ Park Chow's with Roland and Ant (where you @ MSB?) then met up with Alan and them @ Fire-something bar. Tried a drink out called "Summer," supposedly in honor of Rachel Bilson. So you know I had to try it out! Not bad, but I doubt I'll try it again. We ate again @ JT's, and damn I straight ate like a lechon the whole day. I didn't even mention the Popeye's for lunch. Belch.

Saturday: Went to the A's game with the A's fanatics. Jefe & Nick got serious issues man. I thought I was bad with my G-Tech basketball obsession, but they take it to a whole 'nother level. I was supposed to meet Nick at Bart about 1.5 hours before the game, but homie wanted to secure a free trucker hat, so he shows up at the game like 2 hours early. I said eff it, I don't need no hat, so I show up at game time. And I still got the damn hat. The highlight of the game was reading the Jessica Alba interview in Complex Mag (woohooo I finally got my first issue!) Anyway, at least it gave me a reason to rock these.

Played in the half-tournament @ Dan's crib, and if I didn't do too well I wouldn't be posting about it yeah? 24 players, $720 in prize money. Back in college, I always used to wear a red polo shirt on days of Finals. Maybe some of you Gaucho's would remember. So anyway, I said why not try it for the tourney? Furthermore, I wanted to rock these (CoaSH installment soon coming), so I figured a red polo shirt would complement them well. I was drained, but still managed to do alright. Got a few lucky breaks, but everyone knows its better to be lucky than good. I was pleased with my 2nd place showing.

Sunday: Pops was out of town, so we didn't have a gathering or anything. In honor of him possibly subliminally, my brother Ryan and his wifey asked me to take them to the driving range. I guess the smarter you are, the less athletic you are too? (Me being the exception.) Haha just teasing, but Ryan is worst male golfer in the fam. I've improved the game of many pupils, but this one may be the most challenging of them all.

Continuing on the golf tip, I watched the US Open. Congrats to the NZ'er Michael Campbell for winning. Goosen choked, but I liked him even more when I found out he's sponsered by Grey Goose. That's so hot, getting all the GG you want. Its kinda punny too, Goosen...Goose? Get it? So if that was me, I guess I'd have Taco Bell endorse me?? (Yep that was horrible.)

Wow finally a championship-level game. I shall never call Robert Horry Robert Whorry no more. He's cemented his status as a Gamer. I just want to see him win MVP.


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Retro shoes, retro clothes, retro music. So it was only a matter of time until the retro blog came! I came across this idea a few months ago, inspired by the RZA, and didn't feel compelled to write one until now. Me and Nimz were talking about Matty chilling in Goleta still, and it almost inspired me to come up with something. It also hit me like a freight truck - we've done graduated almost 4 years ago to this date! Alas, hit rewind and here/hear it goes:


June 14th, 2001

Dear ReegSpeak,

As you know its been a hectic week for me, probably my mostest hectic ever. Ish is bananas yo. Anxious and scared, grad day is in a few. After nights of partying and days of taking finals, its come down to this. Let's see the week's highlights:

~ Lesbian fest downtown. I'm not gonna name drop anyone, but if you wanna see pics, my email addy is on the right.
~ Prof. Stewarts Black Studies final, where 1. all the answers were true, 2. he gave us a "cheat sheet" which was the actual final, and 3. the final is 100% of your grade. Damn I wish every class was like that.
~ After our last final, me, Aki, Greg, Nimz and Hugo started pounding 40s on campus at around 11am in the morning. Nimz probably didn't finish his.
~ Damn I've bowled my highest score ever - around a buck-fitty! Not sure if I was inspired by the Hom-osexuals bowling prowess (dude's good), but somehow I kept knocking 'em down, just like my jumpers in basketball class.
~ Me, Matty and RZA all rocking our Patent Leather Jordans on the last day of basketball class. Damn them shoes are fresh. Somehow someway RZA robbed me of the class MVP trophy...I'll get him back one day.
~ Fresh's birthday @ E-bar. Its only fitting this was one of the first restuarants we ate at freshman year. Thanks for the group shot mayn.
~ I just remember Flaming Dr. Peppers at Dawns, Trish's, Jenina's and Liza's pad. Do not remember much else that night, and it was only a couple days ago.
~ Did I mention the Lesbian fest downtown?
~ The year-end party at Santa Ynez. Bet you thought SY could get turned out like that! That's all I could say about that.

So what's next? I'll probably go to the PI during the summer, chill @ home for a minute, then move to LA in the fall. Not like I have a choice, since I'm being forced to move down there. Then we'll see where that takes me...


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Oh the irony of life. So yesterday after work I went to Best Buy to pick up X&Y by Coldplay (and am listening to it right now - man I use waaay too many parentheses.) I walk around the store and just look at plasmas, not because I wanna buy one (not yet anyway) but just to shop. I rocked a royal blue Polo the other day and shall never rock it with khakis. Anyway, Best Buys were made so that they're away from a mall atmosphere. When you go there, you go there for a purpose and not to casually stroll through. Think of the older Best Buys around...yep, there's nothing really around them. Not the one in Colma though. I went to Nordstrom Rack to peruse through the kicks and naturally end up buying a pair of jeans. Retail therapy works wonders. Oh yeah, I've never spent over $40 on a pair of jeans before yesterday. But at least I didn't spend over a C-Note on them.

Damn who would've thought 5 years ago I would've been listening to Coldplay and rocking Diesel denim. Please shoot me.


Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Return of the Metros, Volume II:

Some of you may recall my past conversation with the former roomy. Here goes another one. Sorry to put you on blast Nimz.

nimz1831: i got some steve maddens
nimz1831: and some paper denim jeans
nimz1831: so im full metro now, hahahaah ^^
reegsta: ...
nimz1831: nah
reegsta: yeah u are...u gotta dust off the wu-wear man
nimz1831: thats my club attire, mayn
nimz1831: i still dress the same
nimz1831: no doubt
reegsta: u got paper denim and diesel
reegsta: damn...
reegsta: too bad the inseams are always long on me
nimz1831: ya.. i get them fixed
reegsta: how much extra?
reegsta: like twomp?
nimz1831: nah
nimz1831: moms
nimz1831: !
reegsta: lol
reegsta: thats hotter
reegsta: get the straight leg and not the boot cut
reegsta: it'll eff it up when u hem it
nimz1831: how so?
reegsta: boot cut? b/c of the flare
reegsta: duh
nimz1831: how will it get messed up if its hemmed?
reegsta: i meant if u hemmed boot cut jeans...naw mean?
reegsta: nm...not sure if i'm making sense haha
reegsta: carry on
nimz1831: ya i know what ur sayin
nimz1831: but dont see how it'll get messed up!
nimz1831: cuz the boot cut will be too high?
nimz1831: the part where it gets bigger?
reegsta: not messed up per se....yeah thats what i mean
reegsta: i think...
reegsta: u heard of rogan and ernest sewn?
nimz1831: nah
reegsta: lies
reegsta: just more premium denim
nimz1831: oh
nimz1831: nah never heard lol
nimz1831: DUDE UR METRO!
nimz1831: u know those brands!
nimz1831: GTFO
reegsta: lol
reegsta: sorry man...still in the market for a pair
nimz1831: lol
nimz1831: i got a good pair of diesel jeans i know u'd wear
nimz1831: straight legged
nimz1831: crotch isnt up to ur stomach
reegsta: oh yeah...u were suppose to get me the model remember
nimz1831: i was? ah my bad
nimz1831: ill check it 2nite
reegsta: no biggie....don't wanna cop your steeez
nimz1831: lol
nimz1831: not my steeze, mayn
nimz1831: sale !
nimz1831: man
nimz1831: maybe i should move to the bay
nimz1831: everyone tells me i'd fit in better there
nimz1831: and i'd enjoy it more
reegsta: yeah we have a diverse gay population
nimz1831: ...


It seems ever since June happened, people have been blogging less, including yours truly. Or maybe that's always been the case, as it just applies to me now. You know like when you buy a new car, like a Lexus, then you notice way more Lexi on the streets? They were always there, its just you notice them more now. There's gotta be a name for this type of mental behavior.

How bout write a blog about why I don't blog? Wouldn't that be funny?

~ Moreso I've been away from my comp for lunch, so when I'm at desk I feel I should work. Heck, I don't even surf eBay as much nowadays, so don't be offended Ms. Blogger.

~ Contrary to belief, I still interact with people. And I talk about stuff that potentially could make it to these pages. Since I don't like repeating myself, I don't post.

~ SV has been off the air for a few weeks, so I don't have that consistency as I did before. During the summer I take a KK hiatus (save for the wallpaper.)

~ I'd much rather be a doer than a sayer (easier said than done haha.) Yeah yeah I keep talking about how I need to learn to swim. Heck, I went through the archives the other day, and I said how I needed to swim back way back in '03. It's gonna be '06 in a few months. So the next time I talk about swimming, it shall be about how the class went (right guys???)

~ It seems that I'm disenchanted with all my loves - hip-hop, shoes, sports, etc. Not sure if I'm becoming a bitter old man, but they don't strike a chord with me like they used to. Or maybe there's just something else out there that my skew my perspective.

~ Sometimes you want to be a shell and not be bothered. Be in your own little world. I think I need to create Reeg-Time (damn I think I jacked that from someone out there....props.) This basically consists of having time to myself, which basically means doing absoltutely nothing. Surprisingly though that gets boring after awhile.


Thursday, June 02, 2005

Let's see what I could write about:

1. Shoes (umm, I'm behind on my COASH installments)
2. LA (kind of had the abbreviated version below)
3. Sports (go Spurs!)
4. Life (naw maybe I've been a lil too open)
5. Muzik (sure why not?)

When I went down to LA, Fresh was surprised that I've been listening to the likes of Green Day/Weezer, etc, noting that Greg would be proud. Truth be told, my non-rap music seeds were planted during my latter SB years. I guess he didn't take note, since I did play hip-hop primarily. Anyway, my recent acquisitions are the following, with a brief recap for each:

Common - Be
Yes it is a hot album, but people are calling it classic. Personally I think its hard to call an album a classic off the bat, since one of the traits of being a classic album is to withstand the test of time. On one hand I'm happy for the guy who invented the term "extra-medium," but on the other hand, I'm like where were all these fans when the certified classic Resurrection dropped? "I Used to Love HER" is a top-10 song for me. Go watch Brown Sugar. But yeah, I guess whatever Kanye touches turns to gold, or hopefully platinum in this case.

4.5 corners out of 5

Keane - Hopes & Fears
I'm a lil late on this album, but I wanted to pick it up ever since I've heard their first single. I'm not sure if I'm depressed before hearing the music or just sad while listening to the album, but its not really a cheery album. The music is good though. Its one of those mood albums I suppose. Song titles like "We Might as Well be Strangers" and "Everybody's Changing" (my fav song on the joint) don't really make a happy face.

4 smileys out of 5

De La Soul - The Grind Date
Another album which I'm tardy. Now this is what good hip-hop is about. Beats & Lyrics. Pretty simple huh? While I haven' bought a De La album since Stakes is High, which was in 1995, which was 10 years ago. Man this is the album where you know no song titles, you just stick it in and play it without skipping a track. I'd recommend song titles, but I don't know any!

4 buddies out of 5

Jamie Cullum - twentysomething
Now this is a cd that's different from others in my music collection, which is a good thing. Its almost like elevator music. Or background music at a nice restuarant. He's like a male Norah Jones? Maybe that's a stretch. Anyway, I do fall in the demographic he sings about (hence the album title), so maybe I'm more in tune to the lyrics. My fav song is "It's About Time," which melody so reminds me of Case's "I'll be Missing You." Its a hot song, you should peep it.

4 piano keys out of 5

Guily guilty guilty music pleasure: "Untitled" by Simple Plan. Haha and I was just poop-talking about them the other day.


Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Dear City of Angels,

Long time no see huh? I haven't been seen you in slightly over 2 years, but although some things have changed, most of you remained the same. All I really wanted was to eat at Roscoe's and Pink's, and that I did.

~ The drive back up wasn't that bad considering it was a 3day weekend.
~ Thank God I had my SK. And thank yall for endangering me with all them texts/IMs/phone calls.
~ Coalinga smells like poop, and I don't have vent shutters.
~ Its a problem when you think $2.24 for a gallon of petro is cheap.
~ Can you believe I didn't even buy anything besides food and drink?
~ Lucky Strike is possibly the coolest bowling alley ever.
~ Garlic/Shrooms/Jalepeno is a pretty interesting pizza combination.
~ Fresh has a phat arse television.
~ I remembered how vast LA is by driving through areas of the city for the first time, such as historic filipinotown.
~ I love the enclaves down there, some big (K-town) and others small (Etheophia).
~ The weather was beautiful, as were the people. Damn it seemed like everyone was fit.
~ Even if you haven't seen people in literally years, its good to know that they're the same person you remember.
~ I should visit more often. It was cool hearing people tell me that I should move back, like yall miss me or something. I miss you too.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

I've always been intrigued by interracial dating. Not that I want to date interracially per se, but rather just the idea behind it. Back in the day, I used to get upset when I'd see a white dude with an asian chick. Hahaha looking back that's kinda dumb now. I mean you can't expect to be the only one pushing a Benz (damn I hate car and women analogies...sorry ladies.) I might have been skewed reading stuff in Filipinas or whatever. Or never seeing an asian Porn Star with an asian dude (has Tera, Kira or Kobe ever done one?) Or maybe I was just upset that they didn't air the kiss between Jet Li and Aaliyah in Romeo Must Die. It was filmed, but cut at the last minute, I guess to show the asexualness of the asian male. Wow I'm just remembering the Men on Film me and Mark did during Playsia X. I have no idea what I was thinking. If you were there, I apologize for my "acting."

Anyway, I was watching a special on VH1 recently, and they mentioned how asian women are the group most likely to date outside of their race. Conversely, asian men are the biggest group of non-married people out there. (Hope I'm making sense.) I guess that shirt I linked awhile ago is true - everyone loves an asian girl. White boys, brothas, punjabs, latin folks and of course, us asian dudes. Just using my fam as an example, the females are currently dating/married to a black dude, a white/black dude, a mexican dude but ironically no asian dudes.

What am I trying say? Oh yeah, I had a revelation. If it weren't for the white male/asian female couple, we wouldn't have any mestisa chicks! So I'll give them a pass for the yellow fever. I mean someone gotta produce these seeds. Without a white male/asian female, there would be no KK!

Mad props to Harold though for scoring the latin chick in Harold & Kumar go to White Castle. Who knows, they could produce a RB-caliber seed.


Friday, May 20, 2005

Could it be that KK has some competition? I came across the following bio:

Graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1999
Yum, an all girl Catholic school. And younger.

She has a younger sister and several older brothers.
Just like me!

Has a passion for basketball and is a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers.
This is getting scary. The Clippers are basically the Warriors of Southern Cali.

Is a fan of fashion. Her favourite designers are Stella McCartney and Coco Chanel.
Hey I could be a fashionista too! Umm, and I like Jesse McCartney.

Some of her favorite actors include Diane Lane, Katie Holmes, Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp.
I guess Katie Holmes is cool.

Is the spokesperson for Bongo jeans.
*sings in a Ginuwine voice*
You wore these jeans
Girl you wore
These jeans and you
Made a thug wanna cry something terrible

She has a passion for shoes and loves to shop at Target.
Okay this is getting a bit freakier. I go to Target like once a week.

Measures a 34C bustline.
That's like the perfect bra size.

She likes to collect vintage shoes and purses.
Save the purses, so do I!

She is half Filipina and half Latina.
Wowsers, no wonder I always thought she was hot. Me and Rza could appreciate a girl like her.

FOr those who don't know, the answer is Rachel Bilson.

Now please let me borrow the first couple seasons of the OC. FYI she's #6 in Maxim's Top 100. (I hope KK doesn't get jealous.)


Another Friday, another random post:

~ whooooo I'm approaching almost a 1000 hits on my counter, and its been about a month. too bad about 2/3rds of the clicks are by me probably.

~ missing from that LA list: Big Boy in the morning! how could I forget. am i the only one tripping about Power106's call numbers being 105.9? hmmmm

~ i must be the only one not amped to see the Revenge of the Sith. don't get me wrong i'ma still peep it, but i'm not so gung-ho about it.

~ you know how guys sometimes have splitters when they piss? i wonder if girls do also?

~ Must. Get. Faded. This. Weekend. Or maybe not.

~ how are the Giants doing? I swear I don't pay baseball no mind during the NBA playoffs. not even my fantasy team.

~ kinda sad to see Reggie play his last game last night. he went out shooting though.

~ KK was #67 in the Maxim Top 100. But for some reason I never ever ever want her to appear on a Maxim Cover.

~ has anyone seen recent Lindsay Lohan pics? please feed her, or get her away from Nicole.

~ sometimes I feel like selling all my shoes and starting over. well not all, maybe about 30 pairs. then i'd be left with about 100, which should be sufficient.

~ actually when i buy a place, i'ma probably sell off some kicks.

~ Common's BE album is set to drop next week. I don't even remember the last hip-hop album I looked forward to.

~ "Remember the past, prepare for the future, and live for the moment." Please forward me other cool quotes.

~ How hard is it to come up with a cool premise for a new sitcom? I swear network TV in inundated with wack reality shows. "Be a Hilton?" Wtf is that.

~ Sometimes I feel guilty blogging when I'm @ work. And I do about 99% of my blogs during work hours. As a result, I don't show this to my work folk. Evidently I don't show this to a lotta people haha.


Thursday, May 19, 2005

Hmmm, thinking about copping this shirt. 2 things though: black shirts fade too much, and i have too many t-shirts. Only if it came in purple:

On the back that's Big L, Biggie, Pac, Eazy, Pun and Jam Master Jay.

I like double meaning shirts too, but I'm thinking hip-hop tees, much like shoe-related tees, are getting tacky. Oh well I can make an exception. Maybe I'll order one just how I like my steak - extra medium.


Courtesy of Kron-Dawn (that's what Nimz called her back in the day, after the rapper Krondon):

Total volume of music files on my computer
Hmmm, my desktop has a 10GB HD, and about 8GB of music. My laptop has about 20GB of music.

The last CD I bought
Weezer. Oh but I did place an order to BMG the other day to fulfill my obligation. I think I got Keane, Franz Ferdinand, De La Soul and something else.

Song playing right now reality? Santana - Why Don't You and I (oh just switched to Squeeze's "Tempted") my head? Switchfoot - This is your Life & 3 Doors Down - Let Me Go

Five songs I listen to a lot, or mean a lot to me
Just 5? Man, thats hard. Well these are the 1st to come to mind...

1. Musiq Soulchild - Just Friends
2. John Legend - I Used to Love U
3. Sould of Mischief - 93 til Infinity
4. Nas - The World is Yours
5. The Five Stairteps - Ooh child

Honestly about a 100 songs I listen to a lot or mean a lot to me. If you ask the question tomorrow, I'd probably list 5 different ones.

Pass the Baton to Five People
Umm if you're interested, go ahead and copy and paste and typeover my answers.


Bear with me readers, this is my last installment of SV until season 5 rolls around. 2 words: In. Tense. Don't wanna spoil anything, but from the opening scene to the "end" it was freakin' bananas. It was akin to watching your team play in the Final Four no joke. Haven't done a tilda recap in a minute, so here it goes while keeping it kinda kryptic:

~ its not Lana, its Isobel
~ for every season finale, Lex appears at his darkest moments
~ i loved the red/blue contrasts throughout the show: the blankets, toys, gear...forget captain america, its about captain clark
~ i freakin' hate waiting 4 months to see what happens next. its gonna be a long summer.
~ the town is in shambles again, so how is it gonna bounce back?
~ what doesn't kill LL makes her stronger evidently.
~ how does Chloe find herself in all these precarious situations?
~ Lionel must be the biggest G on the whole show
~ I really hope season 5 isn't the last season =(
~ I felt cheated man...they said a 90 minute finale, but it was more like 60
~ So many questions, questions, questions

Damn this was definitely the best epi of the year. Everything was tied together almost perfectly. Like the Common album, "One Day it'll all Make Sense," and its approaching that. They even gave us another LL/CK scene to build on. Watching it felt like a damn movie. After the opening scene, I was texting Cheryl "!!!!" and received a text from her as I typing it! That's how insane it was. Oh yeah, and that Batman Begins looks pretty bada$$. The countdown til the season premier begins...


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Gosh Darnit. Don't cha hate when you don't do jack squat all day, then 30 minutes til go time you get inundated with crap? I swear that always happens. Anyway, I'm off. My fav part of the day is x'ing all my windows revealing my KK wallpaper. How cute.


Link of the Day: The Truth About Women

"Chick Speak" eh? Its almost the converse of "Reeg Speak." Men take heed, and ladies don't try to deny it. But take it with a grain of salt.


Am I the only one getting crazy German Spam? This ish been nonstop for like a week. Damn Nazis.

Anyway, as you can see, my boss is out today. And tomorrow the senior manager will be away. And then Friday is gonna be Friday. All of this leads to unproductivity, boredom and blogdom.

I guess its time for another Top 5 list. Here it goes...

Top 5 Reasons I miss LA:

5. Its proximity to Santa Barbara. It seems like we took a trip every couple months. Kini and I were talking about reuniting at Fiesta this year if anyone else is down.
4. Watching movies hella early at the Sony Studio with Cheryl. Even though most of them sucked haha.
3. Shopping at Costco, Beverly Center, basically anywhere with Cicely.
2. Drinking a 12er of Miller High Life (The Champagne of Beers) and eating Papa John's Pizza every night SV was on with G-Booze, then having Fresh come home looking at us like we're mad homo. He was probably just bitter since he put in another 12 hr day.
1. The traffic on 405. Hehe naw...just hanging out with all my loved ones down there. I miss yall.

Hopefully I'll get to visit the City of Angels soon. Roscoe's, Tito's, and Pink's here I come.


Now I know what MSB was talking about when she said that everything seems like one long day. You go to sleep with thoughts in your head and you wake up the next morning with the same exact thoughts. I sleep late and am a deep sleeper, yet I've been waking up before my alarm goes off. (And somehow I'm still late for work daily, but that's another story.) To think or not to think. Sometimes thinking too much can get you side tracked from reality. Sometimes not thinking at all makes you oblivious to reality. The power of Equilibrium - now I know why I was an Economics major. Hmmm I guess this will inspire the song of the day:

This morning, I woke up
Feeling brand new and I jumped up
Feeling my highs, and my lows
In my soul, and my goals
Just to stop smokin, and stop drinkin
And I've been thinkin - I've got my reasons
Just to get by, just to get by

Talib Kweli "Get By"


Tha Muzik:

~ Watching AI last night made me realize how much last years singers kinda sucked. Diana De Garmo was really 2nd? She probably wouldn't be even in the top dime this year. George Huff? Really nice guy, but umm let's be real. And that tall goofy looking dude? He put me to sleep half the time. Them island chicks? They were decent, and I'm not even biased!

~ Next week should be a showdown between Bo and Hope. Umm, I mean Bo and Carrie. Its gonna be close, but I'm sure they'll both be signed. And I'm still rooting for Miss Underworld and her porcelain face.

~ So I'm watching MTV and I see a commercial for a Simple Plan/Good Charlotte tour. I wouldn't be surprised if this was voted the Worst Tour of All Time. If you're a fan of either of them, I apologize.

~ The past couple days have been pretty eerie. I was taking a piss and singing Switchfoot's "This is your Life" in my head and get back to my desk. And the exact same song was streaming on Y!Launch. (And no you smart-arses it wasn't playing before I took the leak.) The other day we were talking about Jimmy Eats World, and I was saying "it just takes something someting The Middle!" 10 minutes later, I go in my car and start channel surfing, and guess what song was on Alice? Yep you guessed it. Lastly, I was driving to the Post Office and for some reason I start to sing Nelly Furtado's "I'm like a Bird" no joke. I'm waiting in line and the exact same song was playing over the speakers. And I haven't heard that song in days. Whoa.

~ There is a common thread among the aforementioned songs. This is starting to trip me out.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Homegirl: you are one of the best(est) guys i know...
Homegirl: and you deserve ONLY the best(est)
reegsta: thx for the compliment
Homegirl: and i don't understand why girls dont' just throw themselves at you
reegsta: lol wow....i’m thinkin about saving this convo and revisiting u know me 2 well
Homegirl: haha...i dont' wanna see it blogged!
reegsta: it won't
reegsta: i protect the identity
Homegirl: i'd date you....if i didn't know you
reegsta: lol hahah
Homegirl: hahahaha
Homegirl: naw....just keepin it real
reegsta: haha that line i'm bout to blog
Homegirl: yeah! blog it!

I love it when girls blow smoke up your arse. Thanks! And all AIM conversations are fair game. Be careful what you ask for.


Thought of the Day:

What's worser? Cheating on someone physically or emotionally? Is there a lesser of the two evils? Lets see, for the former, you could justify it (when in reality you can't justify it in anyway) as saying its just lust, just intercourse (or kissing, depending on what you're definition of cheating is.) Unless that is you catch the clap or something and pass it on. Then that would suck donkey balls.

For the emotional context, maybe this is worser. Say you're physically attracted to a girl, but you don't take that relationship to the next level without that emotional attachment. So obviously that vibe is important. But what happens when that's violated? You could justify it (when in reality you can't justify it in anyway) by not doing anything physical. I mean I see hot girls frequently but that doesn't mean I wanna wifey them all up. Its the ones with the emotional attachment that stand out and are pursued. I don't know man I'm just blabbering.

Conclusion: Don't Cheat.

Lyric of the Day:

You can't say
I don't love you
Just because I cheat on you
Cuz you can't see all I do
To keep you from knowing the things I do

- John Legend "Number One"

Hahaha I always laugh when I sing along to this damn song. This is like the anti-Mario Winan's song "I Don't Wanna Know." Mario should take some tips from John.


Monday, May 16, 2005

Happy Monday yall. I'm butt tired but shall attempt to post anyway. Summer is around the corner, and I know that because of all the season finales going on. Oh yeah, I could blog about Grey's Anatomy. Its like everyone's fav show of the moment and I could totally see why. These folks are all in a similar stage - dare I say the nouveau term of the moment - the quarter-life. Except that they're all doctors. Regardless, it just shows regardless of social class, race, gender, creed, etc, we all face the same decisions, problems and obstacles in our day to day lives.

Anyway, yesterday's epi was dope, and not because they had an asian male/white girl couple. That just offset the black dude/asian chick storyline already developing. (Still waiting for the asian male/asian female couple...anywhere.) Everytime I see Patrick Dempsey's character I'm reminded of him starring in Can't Buy me Love, where he was the total square. Now he's supposedly the heartthrob of the moment. I guess you shouldn't laugh at the nerds at your high school, because later on your woman will be secretly crushing on him. Anyway, this dude is a straight pimp. Gets more action in a trailer park than some do in mansions.

That O'Malley dude reminds me of most of my male friends, and maybe even myself. They're all good dudes, but just sometimes need a lil nudge to get the ball rolling. They have the tools but just have to know how to use them. Dr. Grey may have been a reach for him, but no shame in trying. Wait...I'm not sure if he ever did? (I missed a couple shows.) Dr. Evil is the dude's dude. Homeboy carries Trojans in his scrubs. Man he might outpimp Dr. Dempsey. Man these characters are all developed well. I'll talk about the female doctors later.


Thursday, May 12, 2005

I've always wanted a poll on my site, simply so I can ask this question:

If you were Screech, would you:

A. want to have Lisa in your life even if you have no chance with her


B. forget about Lisa despite being your life-long crush and move on

As for me, I waver on both answers. I mean, its cool that Lisa and Screech have similar friends and all, but being constantly reminded that they can never end up together would be tough to swallow. There's a reason Lisa never had a consistent BF on SBTB - it would devastate dear Samuel! Screech always wanted Lisa and never settled (please don't bring up Violet), and he always tried his hardest to win her. And its even harder to look good when you're boys with AC and Zach.

Conversely, you can't just move on and stop liking a girl who you've been in love with forever if nothing ever happened. But sometimes things aren't just meant to be, as in their case. As the saying goes, there are other fish in the sea. Just watch out for them piranhas yo.


Another hump day evening gone by, another SV episode seen. This one was bittersweet as it was the last day of classes at SV High, almost like the viewer was on the journey with them. Even though we rarely seen them in a classroom setting this year, that HS will be missed. The Wall of Weird (WoW for short?) came crumbling down, lockers were emptied, and yearbooks were signed.

What I don't get is that someone from that class dies each week, yet there is no mourning. You have the pregnant girl, the mechanic dude, and now 2 students this past weekend. I mean, no sympathy for your fellow Crowes? Oh well.

I think I'm just looking forward to the culmination of this season. Funny thing is we know that LL and RT, I mean LL and CK love each other. We know the Luthors and Teagues are clashing families. There's just too many questions the audience have to cram everything into a 90 minute finale.

Fav scene: When LL thawed and found herself lying in ClarK's arms. The look in each of their eyes was intense yet passionate. And for some reason I don't think Jason will be back next season.


My 1500th feedback is probably my most fav. How appropriate:


I'm glad to bring fulfillment to another persons life. I was cleaning out my closet and realized I had all these Jordan shirts that I haven't even worn yet. Tags still attached and all. I'm 26 now and I figured the shoes would be enough. Don't need to be all fitted with the corresponding shirt. Someone out there would appreciate it more than me. Plus for some reason I bought all these shirts in a size L but now I like my shirts extra medium. (I can't believe I even bought some XL sized shirts in the past.)

Oh yeah, here is the shirt:

It sold for $38 and was purchased for $20. Not too shabby.


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Music Review:
Weezer - Make Believe

Let me start this off with an anecdote. Back in my thuggin' days, I was purely a hip-hop head, circa 1994. I'd either listen to that gangsta ish coming out of the slums or Illmatic and Doggystyle on my broke walkman that had a rubberband around it. Shoot, it shouldn't even be called a walkman - crippledman would be more accurate. The thing juiced batteries like it was on 'roids. It wasn't until '95 when I upgraded to a discman and I haven't looked back. Hmmm, ten years...maybe it is time for the iPizzle?

Anyway, back to the story. So I'm all G'd up and my brother is going through his first year at Stanford. He was always a lil different than the rest of us Tacordas (I mean, he only has like 1 pair of and his musical selection was also nonconforming. I swear he was the biggest 10,000 Maniacs fan ever, or so I thought. Anyway, one day I see this cd with these 4 white nerds on the cover with a plain blue background. I'm like, damn - college changes a brother. They're scrubs! I mean, at least get contacts or something. One song he kept playing was "If you want to destroy my sweater!" (the sweater song). Who the freak makes a song about destroying a sweater?? I still don't know if the sweater was an extended metaphor for something. Judging from the album cover, whomever destroyed their sweater was doing them a favor! Definitely not my cup of tea. Besides, at the time, I wasn't a big fan of tea anyway.

But deep down inside, I really liked the other joints on there. When no one was home, I used to listen to it on the under. It was almost like music porn. You know, you don't wanna get caught. "Buddy Holly" is dope, especially the video. "Surf Wax America" made me wanna learn to surf and actually still does. "No One Else" and all the other songs are still dope. How can you not sing along to "My girl got eye-balls, in the back of her head!" I took a hiatus from this album until my senior year of college, when all them songs were on my first alternative mix, including the infamous sweater song. This actually culminated into "borrowing" the cd from my bro, and of course I have yet to return it, so he actually told me to keep it. Thanks mayn.

Oh yeah, I meant to write about their joint that dropped yesterday. Its a solid release as there's nothing really bad but conversely nothing as good as "The Good Life" (my fav Weezer song ever). As artists get tenure and release multiple albums, its kind of hard to match expectations. Side A is a lil slow but Side B picks up the album. Remember old album reviews that always compared the sides of a tape? I'm going retro with that.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Sweaters.

Song of the Day:

one more dream
vanished up in smoke
now i have no hope
let it go
the damage in your heart
let it go
the damage in your heart
i can't tell you how you want to make me feel

Weezer - "The Damage in your Heart"


Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Could I have possibly exhuasted all topics to blog about? Hmmm, sometimes I have diarrhea of thoughts and other times I'm just constipated. But as a fellow fellow, I can always have sports to talk about. So here are my 10 fav current NBA ballers:

10. Earl Boykins - I'm taller than him and he was a key clog for a playoff team. Can outbench people twice his size.
9. Matt Harpring - Gritty. Was a fan of his ever since his Frosh year at G-Tech. In HS he was better known as a football player than basketball one.
8. Andrei Kirilenko - How can you not root someone who looks like that Russian dude in Rocky and is nicknamed AK-47?
7. Manu Ginobili - Makes me think of Sarunas Marcuilionus every time he plays. There's nothing he can't do.
6. Amare Stoudemire - Watch him jump over you and throw one down. Will never forget that dunk on Olowakandi, as it probably killed his career.
5. Gilbert Arenas - Probably the most eccentric player in the L. Literally tossed a coin to decide his new team. We still miss him.
4. KG - See the poster hanging in my rooms throughout college: Da Kids aka Showbiz & KG.
3. J-Rich - can't leave the hometown boy out.
2. LeBron - Kid can do it all. Anchored my fantasy team all year. And he's still a kid.
1. Starbury - Love him or hate him, he's a straight baller. Plays his heart out every game. Coney Island's Finest.

Honorable Mention: Iverson, Artest, Ben Wallace, Baron Davis and Dirk.


Friday, May 06, 2005

Can't let a friiiday go by without my grab bag! So here we go:

~ Sign that you have too many siblings: you forget their birthday. It was my bro's birthday yesterday, and I didn't realize it until like 6pm.

~ Sign that you have too many siblings, part II: its my other brother's birthday today. and my sister's on the 9th.

~ My sister is gonna turn 24, which scares the utter crapola out of me.

~ Happy Mother's day to all the Moms out there. Yall are special women. It must be amazing to bring a child into this world.

~ But that's something I can hold off on. Whew.

~ The Spaceballs: Collector's Edition DVD came out this week, and I have yet to pick it up. Man something is reallly wrong with me. I'm the same guy that spend like $40 on a rare Spaceballs Movie poster back in college. "Comb the Desert!"

~ Remember that PayPal problem I had a couple months ago about the buyer saying my kicks were fugazi? Well turns out his claim was insufficient and I was rewarded back my $krilla. Good riddance.

~ Auction of the Day: Holy Moly! And I thought I overpaid when I spend $100 on mine. I must not be the only one to *heart* orange kicks.

~ Pickup line of the Day: "There are 366 bones in a body. Wanna make it 367?" *wink*

~ Movie news of the Day: So Chris Tucker signed a 2 movie deal with NewLine Films to make Rush Hour 3 and Money Talks 2. I swear Rush Hour is the greatest buddy-cop franchise ever. And I saw RH2 with a cutie. "I got hoez in different area codes!" (I didn't mean that per se, it was just on the soundtrack yall.)

~ It feels good to be a gangsta. And it feels good when your manager and director give you props for your work. Now I just need a promotion.

~ I still have those similar sentiments that I've wrote about a month ago. Shoot its maybe even worse now. I was talkin to a friend who I thought never read my page, and he was like "yo reeg your ish sounds depressed." So I figured I'll lighten it up. Oh well, there's always AIM, which leads to the...

~ Link of the Day: The Golden Rules of IM Some of you please take heed. This is a bit old, but I recently cam across it again, so sorry for the potential redundancy.

~ My segues are just like my skin. Smooth.

Song of the Week: (yep I think I've played it everyday multiple times so far)

You say you wanna stay by my side
Darlin', your head's not right
See, alone we stand, together we fall apart
Yeah, I think I'll be alright
I'm working so I won't have to try so hard
Tables, they turn sometimes

Oh, someday...

The Strokes - "Someday"


As promised, I did hit the gym last night. I forgot that I've finished my deodorant in the morning and didn't feel like going to the store for some speed stick. I thought about just putting cologne on, but figured that wouldn't work. Looking through my cabinets I saw that V had some amongst the lotions and pads and other feminine hygienic needs that are so carefully intertwined with my toiletries. I mean, I swear this things are placed in such a way so purposely. Why yall ladies do that? Anyway, the commercials say "strong enough for a man, but good enough for a woman" so I figured why not? I'd rather smell like a chick than just smell. One thing: please don't tell her I used her deodorant!

I'm not sure why I don't go to the gym more often. Its a win-win-win-win situation:

1. its healthy
2. the potential to see a hot chick or 3
3. a vain mothereffer appreciates the surrounding mirrors


4. i could rock nikes!

Which leads to....yes you guessed it, my latest installment of Confessions of a Sneakerhead, part BO:

In 1989, Tinker Hatfield, the head designer of Air Jordan, observed at the gym people kept changing shoes. One pair for running, another for lifting and another for playing ball. As a result, he designed the Air Trainer I, possibly one of the most classic shoes ever. This multifuctional shoe was endorsed not only by Bo Jackson, but also the tennis playa John McEnroe, showing the shoes versatility. I love this style and have about 6 different colorways. But the first colorway is always usually the best:

^ I got those a couple years ago, but those aren't what this story is about.

To commemorate the 15 year anniversary of this shoe, Tinker remixed it. Truth be told, them babies are pretty uncomfortable by today's standards. The technology available now birthed The Air Zoom Trainer I:

Notice the similarities. Its almost like the child of the original shoe. So anyway, I had these for a few months and finally undeadstocked them last night after months of sitting in my closet. I'ma hit the gym more often now.