One Year.
March 31, 2009, 7:48 pm
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headquarters

Today marks one year since I first started this blog. I’ve actually been blogging for a longer period of time, but never managed to keep one single site, in this case — my WordPress. I consider it an accomplishment, for I told myself I would blog regularly and I actually have. 

Well, here’s to another year of healthy blogging. Thanks for reading.

– JD

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THE_REAL_SHAQ
March 30, 2009, 8:10 pm
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the big cactus

If you haven’t been paying attention to Shaquille O’neal‘s twitter page lately, maybe you should. It’s hilarious. Not too long ago, Shaq left a tweet saying “In the ritz carlton wt my agent whoeva touches me gets two tickets tomorro”. The following is an excerpt from the story of the guy who happened to touch Shaq first:

 

As we weaved our way through a field, a parking lot, 24th street and the Ritz-Carlton lobby we couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that we had transformed from typical male working adults into two star-struck sports fans that were about to meet the NBA’s 6th all-time leading scorer.

When we got to the lobby, we had no clue where we would find the Big Twitterer, but we took a chance and headed to the hotel restaurant. Sure enough there he was, sitting at a table in the corner. He and his agent were the only two people in the entire place -not that an NBA center is that hard to spot even in a crowded restaurant- and eating what we could only assume was lunch.

As we approached, we heard Shaq tell his agent “told you so”. Apparently his agent didn’t believe the marketing power of twitter. Our journey which started six minutes prior ended with him congratulating us, shaking our hands, telling us that we were probably the fastest ever to reach him and asking us our names (guess all that running and the fact that we work by the Ritz paid off).

Greg Esposito

 

Awesome. Read the entire story here. I wonder where the guys actually touched Shaq. Must’ve been awkward.

– JD

 



I Know Where I Belong.
March 29, 2009, 11:26 am
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Can’t get enough of this song. Feist and Ben Gibbard‘s cover of Vashti Bunyan‘s “Train Song.”

It’s life changing.

– JD



Wonder.
March 28, 2009, 1:45 pm
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wonder

They really don’t make ’em like they used to. Every now and again, I’m reminded of why The Wonder Years is one of my favorite television shows of all-time. I’m also trying to figure out when my childhood crush of Winnie Cooper disappeared. I watched an episode today, and realized it’s still not out on DVD. Due to music licensing, it was never released. The music was a major element of the show, so it’s understandable why they don’t just slap random songs onto it. But damn, how awesome would it be to own that madness?

– JD



Moratorium.
March 27, 2009, 3:39 pm
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I’m alone in California. My parents are in Vegas. My sister, who lives in San Diego, left for New York last week. Me? I came down for my Spring Break to an empty house. I love having an empty house to myself. It’s so peaceful. Of course, as I type that, my dog begins knocking on the kitchen door. I think I may have forgotten I even had a Spring break. Isn’t Easter still a while from now?

It’s official. Los Colorados are my new favorite band. Always and forever. I can’t get over how absolutely amazing this is.

– JD



Eat To Bite.
March 26, 2009, 9:49 am
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A delicious website for all you food lovers – This Is Why You’re Fat. It can either ruin your appetite, or if you’re like me, it’ll make you hungrier than you already are. I’m still trying to figure out how so many people can come up with food this disgusting/wonderful and live to tell about it. That leads me to believe that either a) they don’t actually eat the food, they simply make it and take photographs, or b) they’re really, really fat. I’m leaning towards the latter. Some of my favorites:

pizza?

Deep Fried Pepperoni Pizaa

cake?

Meat Cake – Meatloaf with potatoes and ketchup for icing

skin?

Fried Chicken Skin (this one made me laugh)

white castle?

Friders – Deep fried White Castle cheeseburgers

Mmmmmm. Clogged Arteries.

– JD



Wake Up.
March 25, 2009, 4:37 pm
Filed under: movies, popular culture, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

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Speechless. Poor kids are never going to have a good night sleep again after watching this movie.

– JD