31 December 2008

WOD 31DEC08

"THE 2008 COUNTDOWN"
as far as you can get in 20:08 :
100 squats
90 sit ups
80 supermans
70 pushups
60 kb swings, 20kg
50 pullups
40 squat thrusts
30 lunges
20 windshield wipers
10 handstand pushups

i finished the lunges when time was called.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

30 December 2008

Video Home System

Rest in peace VHS


Read this article by Harry Knowles (Ain't It Cool News) as he reminisces about the good old days...

Excited for the new year?

I am... because LOST is back!

Deleting

"Out with Old, In with the New", right?

It's so weird how moving out of your comfort zone helps you in the long run. Temporary uneasiness for long-term comfort. Is it worth it? I think so. I hope so.

I am about to push myself out to something so uncomfortable that this better turn everything out. Baaaah. Life is a beautiful struggle.

Oooh wee! Nike SB

Part of the Nike SB Spring/Summer release pack:


Nasty. I'm excited.

Swiped from Hypebeast.

29 December 2008

"DYLAN, DYLAN, DYLAN!"

"... BECAUSE I SPIT HOT FIRE!" (c) Chappelle:



Oddisee is one of the sickest producer-emcee's that you've never heard of. Tell me that both THAT rhyme and that beat weren't dope shit. I always thought his flow could improve, but DAMN. Can't wait to hear a mastered version... LOW BUDGET CREW IN THE BUILDING!

All Because She's Gone is still my jam.

WOD 29DEC08

First real workout since 15DEC08

5 rds for time:
20 oh kb lunges, 16kg
30 kb swings, 16kg

14:46


(This felt like crap. Maybe I should start working out! )

followed by

3 x 20 kb floor presses, each arm (16kg)

then 3 reps of each side, in succession w/ kb:
clean, push press, side press, windmill

Start slow, build gradual!

this Christmas

Spent the eve and the morning back home in Bremerton with la familia. spent the rest of the evening back in Seattle with Sam and we had our own little celebration.

best gifts:
  • watch and shoes (from myself)
  • cologne
  • dinner w/ shelle and Baby Isa
  • Starting Strength
I'm still planning to buy some Coosh headphones. I still need to trade gifts up with Nicole Diva when we get the chance. Still owe Marc, Mike and Dan.

Thanks to all. Hope y'all had a great holiday.

26 December 2008

So I lied

and it snowed a little after I posted my last entry.

I MISS 'NEW'.

Time to get uncomfortable!

Snow's finally melting

I need a brand new jones. These old ones are doing anything for me

That, and where'd all the excitement go? I'm getting old and (even more) boring.

Bah humbug.

22 December 2008

A slightly negative introspective

I keep telling myself that this is the calm before the storm.

What happened? I fell off and somehow became comfortable with being, in a sense, on the ground. I've been walked all over, kicked, ignored and frowned upon. You think that'd be enough motivation to pick myself back up and get things rolling again, but there's nothing. This is the lowest point I've ever hit.

I'm not faking everything, but I'm content. I know that I shouldn't be comfortable with this position, but regardless of what I say, do or think it remains. Am I not surrounding myself with the things I need right now? Is it visa versa? Why do I let myself remain uncomfortable (in the long run) for this temporary "happiness" (for lack of a better word). It all lays on me and I know it's my doing (or rather, undoing) this to myself. Where'd my motivation go? Why am I sitting on my hands waiting for something good to happen when the only real way to do is to get out there and take it myself?

Many thanks goes out to all of my friends who support me, who hold me up, who take care of me and let me know what they think about me and about the things I do. If not for you I would've completely given up a long time ago. Some time ago, a newfound friend pointed something out to me about who I am, even though we weren't close. She told me that "[I'll] never be happy because although [I] act confident, [I] only stay within my comfort zone." I took offense to that, but obviously that means there's truth to it. I tried to lie to her (and myself) immediately and retorted that she didn't know me. I'm sure we both knew right then that she was right.

I know that my friends also don't approve of a lot of other things I do, but for whatever reason don't confront me about it. Dudes- I'm stubborn as shit. Please... if I do anything that isn't right tell me. Don't save face. Tell me straight up before I get too deep. Before I'm fucked up beyond my own good. I hate when people beat around the bush. A couple of things are particular- I hear about how "[I'm] fukcing dumb." or "[I'm] a fool." Wow. Thanks for letting me know. All I ask is that you tell me straight. Please.

New year, new chances. New opportunities to take advantage of. Every year I say to myself "tabula rasa", but rarely do I really mean it. I don't usually need it. This time I do and it's too important to brush off. My future depends on the movement I do or don't do today.

I'll be posting up my actual list of goals to accomplish another time, but these are a couple of things I need to do: look out for #1 and make real money again, if I am working on my dream then it's got to take the backseat because my livelihood has suffered enough due to previous sacrifice, prioritize and chop off what I need and what I want, get my health game back up high- workouts, nutrition and knowledge, etc.

I need a fire under my ass.

Weird rant/emo post, I know.

I just need to vent more.

19 December 2008

Haha: Filipino Barack

Courtesy my sister:

Check the other picture on my MySpace.

18 December 2008

Mmm mmm good!


Thank you German Maxim. Thank you.

Check out 2dopeboyz for the rest of them.

Just in time for the snow...

A MILLENNIUM FALCON SLED!


This awesome plastic one-person sled is available online at Target or Amazon for $35, but it's temporarily out of stock. I want this- maybe then I'll play in the snow.

Props to Marc for the find!

The Original Rice Krispies Treat

From the official Kellogg's site.

Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz) marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies
  • a whole lot of love (optional, as I prefer angst)
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.



MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.



Note

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Kellogg's has reduced the sodium content of Rice Krispies to meet current consumer flavor- and nutrition-preferences. Rice Krispies Treats made with the lower sodium cereal taste great without any added salt, but, if you desire, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the butter before melting. Continue with recipe as directed.

17 December 2008

"Motherfugga I'm ILL!"


Exile "Milli" Video from Jonathan Kim on Vimeo.

Producer extraordinaire Exile shows of his MPC skills with this video.

Flagrantly jacked from Hyphen!

"MOTHERFUGGA I'M ILL!!!!"

16 December 2008

Lego Hip Hop Album Covers

LEGO has recreated some classic hip hop album covers including EPMD, Red & Meth, Big Pun, De La Soul, Jedi Mind Tricks and more. Here are some of my favorites:







Click here for album cover goodness.

WOD 15DEC08

"Tabata This!"

subbed (2) kb sdlhp per 1 cal on rower

63 (PR = 67)

LOST: Jack & Ben s5 sneak peak



Episode titles for the first six hours:

5.1 “Because You Left”
5.2 “The Lie”
5.3 “Jughead”
5.4 “The Little Prince”
5.5 “This Place Is Death”
5.6 “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham”


The amazing Season 4 was recently released on dvd on Blu-Ray. Season 5 premieres January 21st @ 8pm

AotS ftw

Here's a clip they played for their Viral Video today:

BUTTERFLY KNIFE (BALISONG) TRICKS


Check the clip they played afterwards. The other talents of David Fettig- Butterknife tricks, Butter tricks and Butterfly tricks:



Yeah.

15 December 2008

The return of Battlestar Galactica

BSG returns to complete the series Friday, January 16th @ 10pm on SciFi.


SciFi.com has new webisodes in preparation for the final 10 episodes. The first two has been released with two new episodes playing every week. Watch them here.

Catch up with this fracking dope summary!

The next Metal Gear?


This screenshot appeared on the Konami's Kojima productions website. They've used the "!" plenty of times within the games, but is that the letter "i" or is it an upside down exclamation? It's obvious that the last symbol belongs to the Xbox.

Could it be a hint to a Metal Gear Solid (or just Metal Gear?) game for the iPhone? They used plenty of Apple products in MGS4: Guns of the Patriots. Are they porting any existing games to Microsoft's gaming console? Only time will tell...

Jacked from Kotaku!

14 December 2008

Spaghetti Carbonara

from GQ Magazine, December 2007. Props to Dom for catching it and making it first

Absolutely Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara


(serves two)
1/2 box spaghetti
hunk of pancetta or thick-cut bacon
extra-virgin olive oil
2 eggs
parmigiano-reggiano
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. put the pasta into lightly salted boiling water

2. put a handful of pancetta, cut into quarter-inch matchsticks, into a frying pan over medium-high heat. add a tablespoon or two of olive oil

3. while the pancetta and spaghetti are cooking, break the eggs into a mixing bowl. pick a good bowl since you'll be using it both to prepare and to serve the spaghetti. add half a handful of freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano and a pinch or two of pepper. beat the mixture together, only enough to combine everything evenly.

4. since the pancetta will take only about five to ten minutes till it's nicely browned, turn down the heat to low until you're ready to assemble the dish. when the spaghetti's done, strain it and add it to the egg mixture in the bowl. add a small handful of cheese and toss the mixture well with a couple of forks until the spaghetti is coated. a lot of people put the pasta in the pan with pancetta, Pesce (Pietro Pesce, chef of Hostaria Romana- the creator of this recipe) says, which ruins the delicate flavor of the sauce- and you'll end up with scrambled eggs

5. immediately turn the heat back up on the pancetta for 30 seconds, until it's sizzling, then pour off about half the fat. dump the pancetta and remaining fat onto the pasta and sprinkle with more cheese and some pepper. let it sit for about 30 seconds before mixing- if the pancetta's too hot, the sauce won't blend well.

6. serve yourself in a clean bowl and give the bowl the pasta was mixed in to your guest- this is the orginale, which has the good stuff at the bottom and is considered good luck. as for you, you can whip up fine pasta in fifteen minutes. who needs luck?

The Want List

Notice that it is not the "Need List".

[ ] Coosh Headphones - black
[ ] colognes
[ ] Star Wars-related gear. must be dope.
[ ] Bodum French Press
[ ] New Era Fitted Caps
  • 5950 Filipino Flag, red [hatclub.com]
  • Navy Blue
  • Black
  • Green
[ ] Ogio Messenger Bag - "Hip Hop" brown



















[ ] Ninjatown, Nintendo DS
[ ] gift cards: iTunes, , Best Buy, Costco, Express, Vans stores, H&M, The Northface, Barnes & Noble,
[ ]
[ ]
[ ] Nike Dunks - highs, mids
[ ] Vans Chukka - lows
[ ] Vans Half Cab
[ ] Nike Free 3.0

yellow = last update
red = purchased

13 December 2008

Star Trek 90210

Y'all know I'm a big STAR WARS fan... and so I naturally disliked STAR TREK, but never gave that mythology a chance. Maybe that'll change once the new Trek movie comes out.



It better be like this dammit. Don't disappoint me Abrams!

WOD 12DEC08

CrossFit Seattle's "12 Days of CrossFit" WOD

for time, rep-scheme works like the carol goes:

1 100 yard sprint
2 bear crawls (approx 30ft)
3 sec handstand
4 db clean & jerk, 40lbs
5 dive-bomber pushups
6 k2e
7 kb swings, 24kg
8 hanging leg raise (toes to bar)
9 ring dips
10 squat thrusts
11 pullups
12 rocking pistols

36:54

Last year my time was 42:20. I was so much stronger in everything BUT the running. How lame, I would've had a time in the 20-odd min mark. Well at least I know my real GOAT now. Time to get on it a beat it up! I'm going to workout more regularly with Coach Dave at CrossFit Seattle and also Craig at Urban CrossFit. There's another goal to add (AND ACCOMPLISH!) in 2009.

Anywho, dope times. Brady, Ann-Marie, Chris, Hyphen, Max and Dwinson joined in the festivities and got in a good sweat. Great potluck afterward- meats and cheeses, caprisi, veggies, fruit, noodles, etc... and while everyone was drinking beer I drank a ROOT beer!

Training starts now.

11 December 2008

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS

I am now accepting job offers. (=

I'm sitting on my ass too much. That and I've been pretty much a LEECH the past couple of weeks.

(That's how it'd work in my world)

10 December 2008

sneak peek: Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince

Someone was able to snag some of these little sneak previews from ABC Family. Check out the footage!

Part 1: The Story


Part 2: Love Is In the Air


Part 3: Meet Professor Slughorn


Part 4: The Story of Tom Riddle


News courtesy of C.H.U.D.

trailer: Terminator Salvation

CHECK THIS OUT NOW.


I have full support and trust in McG now. He and the cast will hopefully give us a great chapter in the Terminator universe and not a Charlie's Angels 2.

CLICK CLICK CLICK!

09 December 2008

Vision FAIL*

Taking a L- Pink Eye aka Conjunctivitis

*Metal Gear Solid WIN

08 December 2008

The Lonely Island

Their newest joint (click here to watch the widescreen video)



... and apparently the first single from their long-awaited album INCREDIBAD.

Dan and I have been fans of The Lonely Island for a long time now. From their failed tv pilot Awesometown to them joining the staff of Saturday Night Live! Andy is obviously the feature player. Jorma and Akiva are part of the writing staff. Good thing they joined, SNL was going downhill. Anywho, they're funny dudes.

download: The Heist - Incredibad. "CHAMOMILE MOTHERFUCKAH!"

Speaking of INCREDIBAD here was the ACTUAL first single from their overdue album:

The Bing Bong Brothers - "Wait":


Download the mp3 here. [right-click to save]

Speaking of SNL, an update on that 9-year-old relationship advice dude:



They have some real gems, but some misses too.

Some of their gems:

"Dick In a Box"


"Body Fusion"


"People Getting Punched"


"Natalie Raps"

ladies: Sarah Shahi


Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi, also known as Sarah Shahi (born January 10, 1980), is an American actress and model of Iranian and Spanish descent. A former NFL Cheerleader, she was named #90 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list; she moved up to #66 in 2006. She has starred in The L Word and currently stars in Life.

(from Wikipedia)





I wish I was that cake.

06 December 2008

De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao


Pacquiao took the W at the end of the 7th round when De La Hoya said he could not continue because Pacman was "too fast". The Filipino was, in fact, too fast. The shorter southpaw was too unconventional (see: New School), his hand-speed too quick. De La Hoya brought in plenty of amazing trainers to come in, but he had too many and they were too conversed in the older approach to training. Fighters of today have much more resilience, better conditioning and more energy. Freddie Roach had the right idea that speed would be the defining factor in deciding the victor. The Pacquiao vs. Diaz fight was nearly the same. Diaz said "he's just too fast!"

Manny Pacquiao is a durable fighter- one who can take a beating, preserve his energy and release havoc when he feels necessary. De La Hoya couldn't hold up- he falls back on dealing punishment in the fight and hopes to finish them early. A strategy for the De La Hoya camp was to stand tall. It would exploit the only real weakness Manny had- being shorter. I that I think if De La Hoya's reach was longer, he would've had greater confidence and would've landed more punches.

From the start of the fight to the end of the 7th round, Oscar could not keep up with the Filipino fury. He didn't seem to have his head in the game after actually exchanging a few punches. Great fight. These two didn't give their footings at all.


Thank you for passing the torch Oscar. Manny will definitely carry it with pride.

05 December 2008

"Strange I have not... Forseen this.."

Too many quotables in this one. I love G4. Numerous STAR WARS quotes and they play them so inappropriately.

Props to Hyphen



The Sith and the Dark Side are so pause worthy.

04 December 2008

WOD 05DEC08

Today was Chris' birthday.

"In Honor of Chris"

5 rds for time:
5 deadlifts, 135lbs
10 hang power clean & jerks, 135lbs
15 sec overhead active shoulders, 135lbs
20 sec handstand
25 knees-to-elbows

30:24

Damn this one hurt. I think I pulled something in my back because it's going crazy right now. The cleans were definitely the hardest part. I breezed through everything else, but would then get caught up by the knees-to-elbows. My midsection is getting weak!

PUAs keep getting younger

Word to Sheena for the post.

hey it's me!

Advice for relationships:

The right thing to do when you have a crush is:
  • Never show off too much
  • Don't be silly and goofy
  • Control your hyperness (cut down on sugar if you need to)
  • Make sure you have good friends who won't try to take the girl you like.


    Finally, you have to be able to get over a crush if it doesn't work out. A crush is like a love disease. It can drive you mad.

    Try not to let it get you down.

02 December 2008

STAR WARS photography


by Cedric Delsaux. He uses toy models and superimposes them onto the photos. Check the actual site, find series and look for these pictures. You'll find Jango Fett, Boba Fett, C3PO & R2D2, Darth Vader, Jabba, Darth Maul, various Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers, Yoda, various creatures, and Imperial Guards. They automatically receive the AB Stamp of Dopeness.






fragrantly jacked from Hypebeast.

WOD 02DEC08

Quick workout

Tabata Pushups

Score = 11 (20-18-15-15-15-15-15-11)

Boo, I started fresh too. I don't know what happened but at the end I only had 11 in me.

01 December 2008

WOD 01DEC08

First workout in a while.

21-15-9 reps, for time:
ohs, 95lbs
pullups

4:13

I've done this workout before and I tied my previous time. I should've murdered that, but I haven't been up on my fitness tip. The overhead squats were surprisingly easy. I did butterfly pullups and those weren't hard either. Putting them together slowed me down. Then again I haven't worked out in over a week, nor did I warm up prior to the lift. I was hoping I wouldn't get injured and HEY! I didn't!

Eats Reviews

In future reviews I will be sharing local restaurants and eateries. Cafes & coffeeshops, happy hour joints, and family-style food stops will all receive the following criteria:

Location: Neighborhood, City

Price Range: $/$$/$$$

Type: What kind of cusine do they serve?

Known For: If they are popular for anything, it'll go here.

Description: Describing the eatery, atmosphere and

Staff: I'll give my take on the staff as a whole and/or specific people you'll want or want to avoid!

Contact: How to get a hold of them

I'll edit this as I go on!

Enjoy!

30 November 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

[started Thursday morning and typing as I get the chance]

WEDNESDAY
  • really didn't want to wake up
  • breakfast @ Whole Foods
  • opened up at Banya when I wasn't scheduled, agreed with Carrlee to work the second half of the opening spa attendant shift
  • girl's place and nap
  • work
  • hangout fail.
  • gym
  • back to Bremerton w/ Sammee and Sheena
  • high school reunions at Applebee's
  • J&R's
  • Shari's and food and coffee anxiety attack
  • passedthefuckout
THURSDAY
  • woke up, gave Bruce Lee a happy birthday wish, played football and went upstairs to find the food nearly ready
  • Kristina embarassed me about the facial hair, told me to shave
  • Finally shaved and went back upstairs to find everyone eating already
  • Ate one plate. Passed out
  • Woke up, Nicole Diva came over and we had a real talk
  • Watched the Bond Marathon on Sci-Fi with Tito Rey
  • Sam picked me up, drove back to Seattle and found traffic before the Tacoma bridge
  • Beer and chips and fireplace
  • Speed Racer!
FRIDAY
  • Lazy Friday, woke up in the late afternoon!
  • pop tarts
  • lunch w/ Sammee, bank run
  • Northgate Mall, U-Village H&M, Northface, Urban Outfitters, downtown, RPS, Laced Up!, GOODS, 35th North
  • back to Northgate Mall. WTF we have a Lids?!
  • officially in love with the Vans Store
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, prefunk
  • War Room w/ Sammee and Mikey
  • Maharaja pit stop, QFC for beer, drank & eating in the car w/ a tit of real talk
  • Micah's birfday, WSU kiddos (WHAT IT IS YOSIS?!), Kim & Andrea, Lelani drunk as hail (as usual, but was kind enough to introduce me to her other bro bro), Tina, Jamie, Sistar and her friends.. ____ & ____ = ?!
  • obligatory hot dog stand visit. chatted up with some random peoples.. Hey Maricris! ahaha
  • Coca-Cola crackwater, Bond and finally sleep
SATURDAY
  • laundry, clothes organization
  • a lot of contemplating
  • picked up Sheena from the ferry, the Westin for the Seattle Marathon
  • Sushiland for Anna's birthday celebration!
  • The Nutcracker for Anna's birthday celebration!
  • meatball sub @ Subway
SUNDAY
  • breakfast = [yellow] eggs and ham
  • Seattle Marathon @ Seattle Center
  • bells!
  • early northwest morning double fisting = drip coffee & soy chai
  • Whole Foods
  • the finish line.
  • Fu-Lin for Miso Ramen + fried rice
  • NAP! (=
  • Village Sushi
  • Sammee's sinigang!
  • passed out during Hairspray
  • Britney: For the Record (Madonna doesn't look right)
Let's see what happens this week. Pacquiao forthewin. Expect me to write about it.

Speaking of Bruce..

Boy Genius Report reported (?!) about the special Nokia N96 Bruce Lee Edition in China. The phone isn't special in any standard other than it's engraved image and signature of Bruce Lee on the back cover. The package also includes a wriststrap with mini nunchaku, and a bluetooth headpiece.

this costs $1286. DAMN.

And here is the awesome television commercial that goes along with it. The dude is obviously NOT Bruce, but just imagine. This would be THE definition of dope!


29 November 2008

UPSIDE DOWN!

˙ǝpnp sıɥʇ ɹoɟ sʞuɐɥʇ ˙ǝɯosǝʍɐ sı sıɔuɐɹɟ

The Nutcracker

From November 28th through December 30th The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Stowell & Sendak's 25th Anniversary of The Nutcracker.


Tonight I'm going to see it for a friend's birthday celebration. The ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker (who becomes a Prince) and a battle against a Mouse King.


It's a classic! Maybe I'll write a review.

27 November 2008

Happy Birthday Bruce


Bruce Lee (birth name Jun Fan) was born on today's date in 1940. He was an American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do combat form. He was widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the twentieth century and a cultural icon.

He was also my greatest influence in life.


"Use no way as way, no limitation as limitation."

25 November 2008

"Booshiii Booshiii Booshii"

[/Kristen Bell]

Hella quotables' while at the girl's (S/T/S) place!
  • "I just get in, and get the FUCK OUT!" - Tiff
  • "A.D.D. tell 'em!- oh, kitty.."
  • "Personal conversation! 'C' your way out!" - Tiff
  • "Dude- you know you're not whispering.." - Sammee
  • "YOU. ARE. FUCKED. UP."
  • "At least my man has a big dick."... "OOOOOOOOOOH!"
  • "He's white. That's gotta mean something"
  • "You know what? I don't care because nice shoes."
  • "Don't light up you stupid bitch ass phone!"


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In other news, congratulations to my favorite MILF, 37 years old with four kids, Brooke Burke for winning the Dancing With the Stars season finale, beating out Warren Sapp and Lance Bass.

google image search: Brooke Burke

Handwriting

via Tita's blog I saw this cool little test online about your graphology. Anyone who knows anything about the PUA society knows how important this skill can be, so yeah. Haha..

My Results:
Andrew Bueno, your handwriting reveals that you are down-to-earth and sensible.

You remain cool and calm in most of the situations and do not tend to over-emphasize on anything. You love taking initiatives, but at the same time you never rush into anything.

Does this sound like me? Tita and I had the same results. Those who have seen my handwriting, does this make sense? I always write in print and it's very legible. People usually comment on my handwriting when they see it, especially when I'm doing the personal training thing. My signature looks like a lifeline and I purposely did that. Hmm. Cold reading is funny.

Firefly fans!


There are these dope double-sided posters showing The Verse of the Firefly/Serenity lore. You can get these bad boys for $34.95 by clicking here.

via Ain't It Cool News

24 November 2008

"I AM smiling."

Black Dynamite is a film by Scott Sanders starring Michael Jai White. It's a 70's blaxpoitation film homage.


WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!
It's dope as fuck. Arsenio Hall is in the movie!

23 November 2008

Snoop on Martha Stewart



Ze Veekend

FRIDAY
work @ Banya, Filthy Nice @ Baltic for Samantha and her Saved By the Bell! theme. Props to Micah for being AC Slater. Hi Cinderella! Obigatory hot dog stand visit, walk back to our cars, end the night at the ladies' house

SATURDAY
woke up hella early, RAINSTORM @ Foundation CrossFit, help Marc move (OUR BAD! See next...), naps, work @ Banya, Crimson C and Corona, saw the Nelson twins, bounced and drove in Sam's packed car to Venom, another Corona, Filipino people, Rose Marie dancing!, meeting Dante Basco, Jack in the Box, Pizza Craver/Ranch Dorito's, crack water, Dexter

SUNDAY
woke up hella late, "Lazy Sunday", Sammee's Mountain Dew/Sprite "adobo", QT.. tonight- DINNER!

21 November 2008

WOD 18NOV08, 20NOV08

The 18th

5 x 5 of the "CrossFit 9" all with 95lbs, for form: squat, front squat, overhead squat, press, push press, push jerk, deadlift, sumo dead-lift high-pull, and squat clean.

This is a pretty dope workout when I don't feel like exerting myself too much. Form felt good on everything. My olympic lifts are feeling a lot smoother than before, I just wish we had some proper bumpers. Handstand practice as a finisher.

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The 20th

I taught class on Tuesday how to properly do handstands, so I've been doing a lot of practice with those. Took out the parallettes and did 5x5 handstand pushups, working on form and range of motion.

20 November 2008

QBert drumming

The Filipino DJ god shows off some of his turntable drum skills. So ill.

Good afternoon

It just hit me that I haven't regularly slept before midnight since April or so. How sad. I'm pretty sure that's the biggest hit in my health other than lack of proper nutrition, which is pretty simple:
  • Eat meat and vegetables, seed and nuts, some fruit, little startch, no sugar.

My dinner last night consisted of soup, pizza rolls and white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. Last night was good though. Mmhmm. I got a workout in too (I'll post that in a second). I must've had more than 10 cups of coffee yesterday- I went to Uptown Coffee, Panera Bread, The Great Northwest Soup Company, Whole Foods and North Seattle Community College's little coffee bar.

I met up with Shannon and we had lunch and a real talk. Fun times, I miss hanging out with her.

I also got Yeezy's new album. I like what I've heard so far, I kind of listened through it once and then I uploaded it to my iPod, but I really want to LISTEN and absorb it as an album. Maybe during lunch I'll sit in my car and listen. I'm back working Thursdays JUST for this week and next week because they're going to shorten the hours of operation at Banya (!) due to lack of business. Blame the economy, right?

Gotta run, work calls.

19 November 2008

Eight-Oh-Eights & Heartbreak


Thoughts on the albulum? Discuss in comments!

Luam's SLU

Why is she so dope?

18 November 2008

Ooooh.

You could teach me how to swim.

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The Funky Fresh Senior Choir

Pretty cool, but I wish it was more dope (see: staying on point)- but they're old so I guess it's okay.



The "Hey Ya!" breakdown was gold. The "Hot in Herre" stripping was funny, yet disturbing. Do they know where they're doing?!

WOD 18NOV08

Front Squat
9 sets of 3-reps, for max loads

165-175-185-195-205-215-235x2-245x

I mentally let it get to me towards the end. My biggest weakness is my lower back and front squats definitely psych me out. I probably should've warmed up. This will be one of the goals of 2009.

Later that evening (midnight to be exact), I decided to run the inner loop of Greenlake (2.8mi) for fun. I didn't time the run as I was just trying to get my mind elsewhere while listening to some tunes.

17 November 2008

playlist: H.E.R.

Cross the Line // John Legend
More Than Friends // Estelle
Daykeeper // The Foreign Exchange
The Way She Dances // N*E*R*D
I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) // Hi-Five
The Sweetest Thing // Lauryn Hill
Super(natural) // Miguel
Valediction // The Foreign Exchange
Just Friends // Amy Winehouse
Still On My Brain // Justin Timberlake
It's Not Fair // Janelle Monae
Anything // Kate Earl
Find a Way // Dwele
Can't Help But Wait // Trey Songz

Excuse me one second

While I be a dude and post this picture:

Chisato Morishita

Three reasons the picture above is sexy as hell:
  • She looks GOOOOOOOD and I like her hair.
  • What she's wearing. Mmm mmm good.
  • (seeing this from a trainer's POV) She's in the bottom of a squat and looks fine doing it.
Oh the things I would do to her..

Leonid Meteor Shower

I stayed up pretty late to watch these [alone )=] but damn- it's cloudy, foggy and the moon's out. Not to mention I live in a city so the light pollution did not allow me to see anything.

I'll see if I can't drive out somewhere remote tomorrow evening.

more info:
http://meteorshowersonline.com/leonids.html

Lazy Sunday tell 'em

  • woke up in the afternoon
  • Qdoba chicken burrito- black beans, pico de gallo, cheese, guacamole ftw
  • Target
  • Panera wi-fi + chai
  • the ladies house for 'The Return of Sunday Dinner'
  • two duralogs in the fireplace
  • white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, mint dibs
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • majohng
  • scary ghost videos online
  • making Sammee pee herself (see: piss her off- no pun intended)
  • Dexter

16 November 2008

WOD 14NOV08

from CrossFit Bellevue:

Jason Freiwald began his career at Seal Team Five and then transferred to Seal Team Three just after the attacks on the World Trade Centers. Upon returning from his tour of duty in Afghanistan Jason began the demanding six month selection for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. On September 11th, 2008 Jason and John John Wayne Marcum a fellow Seal came under heavy fire from both Taliban and Al-Queda fighters near the Pakistan border. Despite intense enemy fire Jason and John assaulted forward and pressed the fight. Both died within moments and within feet of each other. They were swim buddies in life and they were faithful to each other in death. Swim buddies are never more than six feet apart and Seals never leave men behind. Both of these men were highly decorated warriors who had survived over a thousand high risk missions. Jason Freiwald was our friend and we miss him. Today lets never forget that people risk their lives for us not because they have too but because they want too. Today lets forget about politics and simply raise our glasses and salute the men and women who have and who continue to serve.

"FREE"
3 rds for time:
400m run
21 squat cleans, 95lbs
21 burpees

22:12

I didn't know where the 400m run was because Leilani decided leave Marc and myself alone in the gym. I should've asked before she left. I've fallen in love with squat cleans within the past month. So that was probably my favorite part. Burpees sucked as always. This WOD definitely felt good though, maybe because I had to run by a whole bunch of lady gymnasts when I did my run shirtless! (;

15 November 2008

Inspired by



This video makes my blood boil (in a good way!) everytime I watch it. She's got a CrossFit affiliate here in Seattle called CrossFit LIS.

Shouts to Local's Gym and CrossFit Bellevue.

14 November 2008

"Be" - the J Dilla version.

from 2dopeboyz:

Remember how J Dilla and Kanye were originally supposed to go half on Lonnie’s ‘05 jumpoff? Well, here’s Dilla’s version of Lonnie’s first song off that album, found on DJ Eves’ new mixtape, Laced With Gems.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/51301239dc304595/

Here's a video of the album (Kanye) version of "Be" as well as "Go":

03.06.09

Watchmen is, by far, one of my favorite pieces of literature ever.



You have time to read the graphic novel if you haven't already. Do it now.

13 November 2008

Horizons

I can say that the past year has been really invigorating not because anything went well, but because I learned a bunch (and am still learning). I [mostly] know who I am and what I want. That alone right there makes things easier to do. This whole "Do you" thing is stupid. Of course you're going to do 'you'. 'You' might include following trends and saying this, that and the third, but don't we all follow trends? "Do You" is a g'damn trend. Shutthefuckupalready. Stop boasting (see: oversaturated swagger) and get on with yourself. Good job inspiring others, but it's getting annoying. But I digress. I know I get can get on the negative tip and linger there a while.

I'm at this age where you do find out exactly what you want: who you want as friends, what you enjoy doing, eating, buying, seeing, and where you want to be. Although I've mooched and been a leech (my bad) for a minute, being down here at the bottom shows you some real shit. Sadly, I'm one of those types who really need to fail to succeed. As Ammery observed I'm really "extreme". I've been saying passionate, but they're really one in the same. When I'm happy and excited I'm REALLY happy and excited. When I'm calm, I'm reeeeally calm/relaxed/monotone. When I'm jealous, I'm a hater. When I'm angry, please don't come near. When I'm sad, I'm damn near depressed. But that makes me me. I'm transparent and I suck at hiding my feelings. The problem I've been having is not being in those positive moods more often like I should. I'm not busy so I somehow become REALLY not busy (make sense?).

Alas, the reason I write this post. After waiting and waiting for my little gym that could to grow and become bigger, I have the opportunity to expand it into a bigger (on all scales) business. We're looking to move our affiliate to the South Lake Union/Eastlake/Capitol Hill area as soon as we find a box, aquire proper equipment and finalize a business plan. Exciting times.

Last year when the opportunity arose, I jumped in head first because I was realizing my dream of owning and running my own facility. I didn't care that it was small, in an awkward location and "raw". It was mine and I was proud. The trouble was that I quit my job that kept me financially safe (it paid very well) to run my facility full-time. Little did I think that we were going to have to build from ZERO and that it was going to be a slow process. I started feeling the hit financially, which was always my biggest weakness. I didn't care though, I was living my dream. All the trouble I put my family and friends through, please know that I'm going to get right and take those worries off of your shoulders. This is going to be my dream realized. It's going to take a lot of hard work, but anything that's worth it is (right?). This past year was a huge lesson for me and I believe that I know what to do now. It's the concept I always talk about: Failing Forward. No one successful ever gets it right the first time and there are no such things as being lucky. There are only hard workers who want it. Those who have determination and g'damn it, now I've got it.

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WOD 10NOV08

10NOV08

I had planned for the class to do a strength workout and learning the bent press, then everyone started complaining. I was going to put them through the "300" workout to show how much stronger REAL CrossFitters are, but they were still complaining. In honor of the Marines' 233rd birthday, Linda and I created a workout for them right then and there:

"233"
for time:
25 pullups
25 thrusters, 45lbs
25 duel kb sdlhp, 20kg
25 k2e
25 kb swings, 20kg
25 ohs, 45lbs
25 cal on the C2
25 ring dips
33 burpees

14:28

It was actually kinda easy. I had energy for afterward. Need to take more initiative and do more work when I know I can.

my sweat angel!

12 November 2008

Sweeter Than You

This is a game we play to lose
Yet and still I choose you

10 November 2008

Kung Fu Panda

I'm watching Kung Fu Panda at Sammee/Sheena/Tiff's and in the movie when someone passes away (see: becomes one with the Force) a whole bunch of blossoms from a peach tree engulf them. At that moment I reminded Mikey of the ending boss fight from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater where Naked Snake fights The Boss in the field of Cherry Blossoms. Sheena and Tiff both exclaimed "Geeks.". YEAH, SO?!

I then asked Sheena if I could borrow her laptop to IMDb the cast. Then I promptly googled a picture of the MGS3 boss fight:


Which brought me to the reason I posted this. This picture above is part of an article about someone's favorite moments in the Metal Gear Solid series: Metal Gear Solid - My Favorite Moments.


Kung Fu Panda is a dope ass movie btw. Does anyone know how to get mp4's onto a 16gb 4th gen iPod nano? I got a black one a week ago and I've downloaded a bunch of movies, but they "can't be put on" says iTunes. wtf.

Sam took this because she said we look like little kids

You can see me in the above picture actually blogging this.