Monday, June 30, 2008
I don't know why I chose the pic above, actually, no I do.. but the point remains:
SCHOOL IS OUT!
(I wish there was a better font to express my heartfelt emotion than Lucida Grande..something. Why are there so few fonts on Blogger?) Anyway, I am obviously very excited. I am off until late August. That means late nights, late mornings, late everything to come. I'll be honest, my summer break feels A TON better knowing that the rest of my friends are at work at their 9-to-5s. Does that make me a bad person? Who knows..
I have some goals. I want to go to the gym very often (I'm not going to say everyday because that will not happen). I want to get a lot of planning out of the way for the upcoming school year. I want to make the Road Trip movie based on the road trip I took in the summer of 2006 with my friends Tim and Mickey. Here's the trailer I made:
I kept saying I was going to make it last summer but obviously never did. I want to play basketball a lot. And I want to BBQ and go to the beach.
Lofty goals, I know. But having them is better than having work! Zing!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Funny story. So today I went to Six Flags with my 8th graders for their senior trip. Very fun, very long today. Here's a highlight.
If any of you have ever been on the Superman ride at Six Flags, you know they strap you in and then lift you up 90 degrees. My usual protocol is to push every in my pockets down and then push the protective harness (or whatever its called) down. So that's what I did, excitement building because I love roller coasters. We started our ascent, slowly going up and up. The first drop was great, but as we got out of it, I felt a shifting in my pocket. More shifting. More. All of a sudden, my iPhone was falling gracefully in front of my eyes from the coaster, down, down, sunlight glistening, looking exactly like the villains in that glass thing in Superman 2:
Really, all I could do was laugh. I just thought how ridiculous it was that I was one of those (dumb) people whose phone fell out when they were on a roller coaster. People getting of the ride muttering, "Did you see that phone falling?"... "Yea, that was mine."
Luckily, when we got off the ride, there was a nice Six Flags worker who looked around for the phone and found it (I gave him a twenty for the help. Thought that was only fair. I did hesitate because I don't really know if giving a tip is patronizing or acceptable in certain situations. Like would the guy get offended by my insulting the duties of his job or would he be appreciative. He was the latter). Amazingly, my phone, albeit a little scratched up on the back, still worked.
(In the back of my mind I was already justifying the potential loss by promising to buy myself the newest iPhone).
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I just watched Tiger sink a birdie putt on 18 to send himself into a playoff for the US Open championship.
He is so good. It's really awesome to see someone so good at his craft. I like to watch golf sometimes. It's pretty calming. I especially like to watch gold when I can see Tiger play. He is just so good. Who else comes close to him in such an individual sport? Federer? He's just too boring.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Pretty excited for tomorrow's release of Weezy's highly anticipated "Tha Carter III." I've held off on downloading the CD early. Here are some thoughts on the tracks I've already heard.
1. "Got Money" featuring T-Pain is growing on me rapidly. When I first heard it I thought it was garbage. Today it is my go-to track.
2. The Lollipop remix, although not on the album, has given me my go-to verse of the moment. I am thinking about sharing it and having a little lesson on it with my kids:
Safe sex is great sex
Better wear a latex
Cuz you dont want that late text
that "I think I'm late" text
3. Amilli or I'm illi?: OK, so first off, I assumed the song was called "Amilli" as in short for "a million." That's was during the original version with Cory Gunz. Then when the album version came out with just Wayne, I still thought it was "Amilli." Then my friend Jon James emailed me and told me "I'm illi" was his favorite track. I immediately retorted and stated that it was called "Amilli" and felt good about myself because he's the one who usually knows more hip hop things. Then after countless listens I got to thinking that maybe it is "I'm illi." That's due mainly to the fact that Wayne keeps saying "I'm ill" and then finishes of his last verse by saying "I'm illi." What do you think?
4. Who's better, Mr. Carter or Mr. Carter?: So who killed who in that song? I mean Jay's verse was pretty good but he only had one. I liked Wayne's first verse but the last one was weird. Regardless I think the song is great.
Looking forward to tomorrow.