TOP 10 THINGS FOR 2009
These are the top ten that I am looking forward to most in 2009.
1.) Finally getting an iPhone
I know, I know, I’m a little late aren’t I? Well it happens to the best of us. I was never truly interested in an iPhone until I recently broke the screen of my phone and that I’m getting charged $150 a month (for whatever reason). Those reasons plus 3G getting to Omaha has insanely piqued my interest. In addition, I have no iPod or anything like that to use in the gym. So, why not take the plunge? The iPhone will run me $200 and it’ll run me $90 + tax per month to keep it. Since I’m not going to be an expensive shopper anymore when it comes to clothes, why not? Exactly.
2.) Three new Prince Albums/possible tour
Three new Prince albums? Not one, not two, but three? Sign me up. I think it is really cool that he’s going to be releasing these albums under NO RECORD LABEL. How great is that? I’ll be there, wherever they are sold, to buy the albums the day(s) they are released. I have also read that they are going to be released at some unknown location and online. That’s insanely cool. Furthermore, could this mean a possible tour? 25 years since Purple Rain and 5 years since his last nationwide tour…I’m hoping so. I still think his concert in Omaha was amazing and left me wanting to see him again.
3.) More gains in the gym
But to do so, I’ve got to eat more and lift even harder. Sound easy? Nope. But guess what? I love it.
4.) Kobe IV/possible Lakers/Hornets Skybox game
The Kobe IVs, anybody see these low top basketball shoes? I need them. Why? I know I don’t even play basketball but I might start after getting these. I’m thinking about the Home shoe because they look the sickest. They are coming out January 17th so you best believe that they will be owned that very day.
Speaking of Kobe Bryant, I am going to be in Los Angeles in February. The Lakers are going to be at home against the Hornets on Friday the 20th. Since my dad works for NBC, he might be able to pull some strings and get some Sky Box seats NBC style. That’d be NASTY.
5.) HDTV purchase
See the iPhone explanation…better late than never!
6.) Mel and Melody’s wedding reception/ Bay Area reunion
I can’t believe that I haven’t been in the Bay Area in two years come May. I miss all y’all dearly, believe that. And to think, Mel and Melody’s reception is going to be SICK. Seeing everybody again and seeing the one person responsible for me MEETING ALL OF YOU is putting the icing on the cake will be amazingly sweet (I mean, as in cute, not as in “totally sweet dude”). But, it will be pretty bangin’ too. You better believe that.
7.) Breaking in a destroying a pair of APC denim
Remember when I said no more expensive clothes? Remember when I used to drop hundreds of dollars on numerous pairs of jeans at the same time? Yeah. No more of that. One pair. $150. Time to get that baby BEAT UP.
8.) Avatar/Transformers 2/Crank 2
Avatar: James Cameron.
Transformers 2: Megan Fox on IMAX.
Crank 2: did you see the Red Band trailer?
9.) Saving Money!
Nothing better! Time for me to grow up.
10.) Slumdog Millionaire on DVD
I have seen this movie five times since it was released in Omaha theatres on December 19th. Easily my favorite film of the decade. I cannot wait for the extras and uhhhh more Freida Pinto.
New Year’s Resolutions for 2009
1.) Save Money
2.) No more expensive clothes
3.) Gain more weight, make more gains in the gym, and incorporate cardio
4.) Get a date
.....and here's what I thought and ranted on during a live session with a host (thank god I can multitask)
Wow. It really does kill me a little bit every single time that I hear or see people seemingly go out of there way to make somebody’s life miserable. Case in point: the hate that is stemming from CA’s recent decision to may gay marriage legal. Really guys? REALLY? It is that big of deal for some to start denying a gay’s right to get married? Way to strip somebody of their right based on the way that they were born. Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t get married because of your skin color? Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t marry somebody of a different skin color? Last time I checked, marriage is a symbol of love and commitment. Then there are those radicals who believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman in order to have children. What about those men or women who are physically unable to have children? If one were to base their hate of gay marriage due to this, then how backwards they are. Oh wait wait, being gay is a sin, correct? So, if one were to base their negative view on gay marriage on this, why would priests marry a couple that has committed sin? I thought that, wow, you were supposed to be a virgin when you got married. Yikes, if you’re not a virgin, guess getting married would kind of like two gays getting married. You know, marrying into sin and all. I’ve seen a lot of people get married, y’know, after having sex and even *gasp* with children.
WHY DO PEOPLE CARE? Look at me; I’m a heterosexual 22 year old white male. My mother’s family was very religious and my father’s family was pretty religious. You would think that I would be the perfect choice to get against gay marriage, yada yada yada, right? Wrong. First of all, I’m not religious whatsoever, but that’s not the point. I just truly believe in the notion that one should not be stripped of their rights that they were born with. This country frowns upon other countries and why they are different from us (the treatment of women in the Middle East , anybody?). Yet, the same is occurring here every single day. It makes me sick, it really does. Protect marriage? Are you kidding me? Let gays get married, does it really affect your life and marriage so much that you must make it a point to rid them of that privilege? Hell, I’m straight and I don’t want to get married but who is to say that a couple in love cannot get married regardless of their sexual orientation?
It’s separation like this that I will never be able to grasp. I cannot tell you how many times that I’ve been frowned upon based on my lack of religious beliefs. It doesn’t matter how many good characteristics I might show in my everyday life, the fact that I don’t believe in a god makes me a bad person. It makes other people think twice about me which sucks and is fucking horrible. Just because I don’t share the same belief as you makes me a bad person? Makes me a person who doesn’t have good morals? Are you fucking kidding me? It doesn’t matter what type of religion you believe in, that does not make you a good person or a bad person. Fucking sue me that I don’t believe in god and I would rather spend a Friday night working out in a gym rather than spending the night out on the town drinking. Sue me that I would rather hang out with my friends and play Wii and watching movies on a Saturday night rather than drinking yet again and doing drugs. Just because I don’t go to a fucking confessional on Sunday morning doesn’t make me a horrible person. Just because I don’t believe that I can say, “Whoop, sorry God for all the fucked up shit that I didn’t this weekend” and supposedly have my sins erased, does not make me a horrible person.
I also will never, EVER be able to grasp the fact that these religious folk have the god damn nerve to frown upon members of OTHER organized religions. What leg do you stand on that allows you to fucking call members of another religion “crazy”? Or “radical”? And then have the nerve, no wait, the audacity to defend your religion as if it is the one and only. If you aren’t a part of that religion, you are wrong, wrong, wrong. You’ve got to be fucking kidding. I love it when somebody will go out of their way to tear apart members of Scientology but then will back up somebody like Billy Graham. Even though I’m not religious in any single way, shape or form, I do not and would NEVER deny the right somebody has to believe in whatever deity that they see fit. Who cares? I mean really? Believe in WHATEVER you want to believe in…but it is wrong to believe that what somebody else believes in is wrong. That is what I think and feel is fucked up. We have the freedom as human beings to believe in what we want to believe in, but when we attempt to strip somebody else of that exact same freedom, this is where it crosses the line.
But then again, what do I know? I’m just a 22 year old who doesn’t believe in god, supports gay marriage, whose favorite hobby is working out, would bend over backwards to help somebody in need, who thinks that getting tattoos is a great way to deal with stress, and wants to be a counselor for teens as a career.
Ok Kanye wins.
June 19 - 22
I would do it the following week but I'm getting my wisdom teeth taken out that week >_
I mean june 8th whatever that sunday is. k awesome.
So two down...however many to go.
May 28th-June 1???
Or anytime during June???
Pic a weekend, any weekend. You know who I'm lookin at! =P
I still wanna do Vegas like you wouldn't BELIEVE. Scratch that, I'm *GOING* to do Vegas like you're NOT gonna believe. But I want to make sure that the date I'm there is the date that works for most people to come down, party, live it up and tear it up. NOT that. =P
So what works best?
I was looking at May 21-25 (Thurs-Sun).
I really want to be there from a Thurs to a Sunday.
What works best for you guys?
This may be the only time that I'll be able to get out of this state and see you guys this year. =(((( Workin full time and schoolin full time is a b-i-t-c-h whose ass I'mma WHOOMP ON!
Hit it up!
I’m going to be quite honest here, so just give me a minute: I miss you guys. No, I seriously do. It seemed that, whenever I was in Nor Cal, I never had enough time to do everything that we said we’d do. I guess that’s life but I’m not willing to accept that just yet. We all have our youth and there is no time like today because tomorrow we don’t want to regret yesterday. Twenty years from now, the last thing I want to do is to say, “Man, I really wish I would’ve done that.” There is no way that I would ever look down upon saying, “Man, I really wish I didn’t do that.” Unless, ya know, I killed somebody or did something insanely irresponsible which would TOTALLY be out of character.
So here’s the thing: I’m super busy. Like overly busy and more than likely, that is not going to change any time soon. Starting in a few days, it is five days of school per week and four days of work per work. That equals a lot of stress meaning I’m going to be in the gym a lot working on relieving that stress.
Ok, enough of my seemingly endless chit chat that nobody wants to hear. But here’s the thing:
Vegas, baby, Vegas May 2008.
I know that that is the same month as Fanime but I won’t be able to make it. =( It is going to be quite some time before I can make a journey back to the Bay baby. Here’s the thing, my friend and I are planning to meet up in Vegas that month (date is not set yet). I haven’t seen her since 2000 but we’ve always kept in touch. So what’s the best way to rekindle a friendship and to have the time of your life with those who you don’t know when you’ll see next? Last time I checked, that’s Vegas. I am more than willing to tell everybody here and now that you NEED to come. If you can afford it on a monetary basis, then do it. If you don’t have time but have the money, make time. Why? Like I said, you don’t want to regret something years down the road that you were on the fence for doing.
For a few days, why don’t you kick back, relax, party it up, booze it up, sing it up, laugh it up, shop it up, eat it up, gamble it up, and do everything else but sleep it up? I am. I am going to make sure that I will remember this trip for the rest of my life no matter how long or short that may be. For a few days, don’t we all just deserve anything and everything that we so desire? I think that we do and I know for a fact that you all do. Let’s live like Kings and Queens even if it is just in a fantasy land because for this trip, those fantasies are going to become reality. And remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But never, ever regret something that you never did, especially in Vegas and especially with me.
C’mon, Tequila is your hook up, reply if you hear me.
Well, I’m in the middle of a 70 hour work week. I guess getting paid OT so won’t suck…just gotta wait for that check on the 4th! That’s when my Christmas begins…I told everybody that I didn’t want anything for Christmas. Well, rather gifts. It was the first time that I’ve ever done something like this but just spending time with my friends / family is more than enough for me. It seems that any gift I would want, I could just buy myself…so spending time and having fun is so #1!
I’ve been working on my sleeve on my left arm. I’ve got through two sessions so far…total of 3 ½ hours. I’m going in for my third on Christmas Eve. I’m not going to take a picture of it until it’s fully done which will hopefully be by April. I haven’t been getting to the gym as much as I usually do. And my mid-section is suffering as a result. Ok, it’s not really suffering but I not longer have a visible 8 pack. BUT the rest of my body is bigger. So it’s all good! This time last year I was a sickening 105. Now? 120. I’m pretty sure that 10 lbs of that was muscle because my size 26s are still big on me but I’m busting out of some of my T shirts SO…YEAAAHHH BUDDY.
Starting in the spring, or rather a mid-February, I’m going to slim down and start T.O.’s off season work out. I’ll probably stick with it for a few weeks to see how it goes. Looks insanely intense. But look at that guy…he’s a friggin sculpture. And he’s THIRTY FOUR. I know he’s been an athlete his entire life but my lord. MAH LORD.
My hair’s kind of different now. Look at my Facebook or Myspace profile pic to get an idea. Before you say, “UM NO IT’S NOT.” Yeah it is! There is NO product in there. I know right? That’s what I get for going to an insanely expensive stylist…=X
Looks like there are going to be an INSANE amount of events coming to Omaha’s Qwest Center in the first half of next year. I’m going to have to see Bon Jovi again. But, BUT…I would much rather go see Van Halen on February 5th. I’ve wanted to see them in concert since I was 13. I know that’s not very long…but it is for me! WWE Judgment Day is coming, too. Oh….and the NCAA MM Regionals! What I would GIVE to go to a Kentucky game and just STALK Ashley Judd. I don’t care what ANY of you say…I’d take her over nearly EVERYBODY ANYDAY.
Still no girl. My god it’s been forever. WHATEVERS. I’ve been having fun going out with friends and drinking the night away. Okay, more like a double shot of Alize. Hey, I know my limit! And then dancing with cougars. That’s my M.O. now.
Whoa. NYE is in two weeks. So I stuck TRUE to my NYE resolutions last year:
NO RED MEAT
So, I’ve got to KICK IT UP. My NYE this time around:
NO HANKY PANKY *unless it’s with somebody I KNOW*
So, May…Vegas….who down?
And it's the BATTLE OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS SONG
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" -- Mariah Carey
"Last Christmas" -- WHAM!