whilst radio-surfing on the way home tonight, i happened across this lovely bit of "music"

"What Would You Do?"
(feat. R. SmKelly)

Hello, ladies {Hello} (oh, i'm no lady)
How are y’all doin’ tonight {Fine}
Can I keep it real {Yes} (please do)
And say what’s on my mind {Yes}
(is someone talking?)

There you are in that chair (this is true, sublime poetry)
Waiting for me to take you there (yay! a rhyme! gold star!)
To break it down and sing to you
And make you feel these words are true

Who’s gonna be the lucky one
Who spend some money on ‘em and have some fun
Tell me, I choose you
(uh, what? did you actually just sing that? ::disbelief::)

(What would you do) What would you do if I said all of
these words were true (one would hope you're not a liar)
(What would you) What would you do if I came down here
and sat with you (::raises eyebrows::)
(What would you do) What would you do if I told the
band to break it down
(Ooh) What would you do if I said I wanna lay you down
(quite possibly, kick your beanie-weenie)

(What) What would you do if I put this money in your
hand (take it and drop you like a greased pig on a hot summer day)
(Would you do) What would you do if I said I’d like to
(What would you do, baby) What would you do if I
brought you up here on this stage (break it down, david-brent-style)
What would you do if (Tell me), what would you do (i already told you, deaf boy)

Tell me who out there feels lucky
Wants me to take ‘em shopping and buy ‘em everything
Hmm, I choose you

(blah blah, repeat repeat)

(Ow) (ow?) What would you do if I put this money in your
(Out this money on your hand, baby) What would you do
if I said I’d like to be your man
(Be your man) What would you do if I brought you up
here on this stage
(Right up here) What would you do if, what would you
do (What if I got your)

Hair done (Yeah), nails done (Yes, I will) (... you're getting your nails done, too?)
Toes done (And) bank account (I’ll even take you) (what a gentleman)
Shoppin’ (Girl, I will) if you be good (You’ll have) (if i "be" good?!? arrrrrghghghghagdf!! $^%$*&^##%&^%$$&&^&((*&))&^$#&%%&^%*&(*&^^&$#$^^&!!#$*&)(% ::gaspgasp::)
Your own car (And the) platinum credit cards
(oh yea, that's the way to woo. money. impressive.)

*gasp* my own car?! amazing. this song, was... just... incredible. awe-inspiring. and that is meant... not in a good way. "awe."


quick update before GFSS consumes me raw

thursday night: GFSS @ cafe/restaurant - viva la frida's, then to star's house. my virginal trip to this establishment - i'm hoping it's as awesome as everyone has said it is. and double plus good that i get to hang with librarian-in-training madge again! i am so. excited. about this librarian thing!

friday - sunday: GFSS in fort myers @ erika's house! hello girly sleepover! huzzah to drinking and crafts and games and erika trying to trick us into playing trivial pursuit!

anyways, here are some things that i've found high-larious and/or interesante these last few days:
  1. an argentine (argentinian?) artist (judi werthein) has designed sneakers for immigrants who want to cross from mexico into america. there's a map on the insole and it holds tylenol and a flashlight! cause, you know, that trip is rough. the map even routes out paths to take into san diego. (bbc story) (via boingboing).
  2. i hate that the idea of diamonds as an engagement ring was totally contrived by an advertisement by debeer's. down with debeer's!
    1. "We are dealing with a problem in mass psychology. We seek to ... strengthen the tradition of the diamond engagement ring -- to make it a psychological necessity capable of competing successfully at the retail level with utility goods and services...." (also via boingboing)
  3. i the game of life. bethie reminded me. anthony and i have butchered our version. some examples:
    1. get breast implants - pay $100,000
    2. hire steven segal for birthday party - pay $5,000
    3. fuck bush - vote - life tile
    4. botched wire hanger abortion ER visit - pay $5,000
    5. child porn collection exposed - for bail pay $15,000
    6. remove extra micro-penis - pay $25,000
    7. you got outsourced - start new career
    8. buy jesus toast on ebay - life tile
    9. visit wacko jacko at the neverland ranch - life tile
    10. et al
    11. and... if you can understand japanese, you can print out and make your own 'game of life!'
  4. ten ways dick cheney can kill you.
  5. david cross is one of the only comedians i like/know about; here are some quotes from wikipedia:
    1. "I don't think Osama bin Laden sent those planes to attack us because he hated our freedom. I think he did it because of our support for Israel, our ties with the Saudi family and our military bases in Saudi Arabia. You know why I think that? Because that's what he fucking said! Are we a nation of 6-year-olds? Answer, yes."
    2. (on Staind, P.O.D., Creed et al) "I would rather hear the death rattle of my only child than listen to that shit."
my bed & little kitties are calling to me so sweetly, i cannot resist. anthony is downstairs enjoying the thought of freedom and his well-loved video games; he has scheduled to be off tomorrow (today!!). i am insanely jealous. (i am also loving blogger's font color action.)


friends & reminders :: from 20 years ago

it's not sunday. please, please, tell me that it's not sunday.



this weekend went by far too quickly.

  • parents & older brother drove up on saturday morning and we all had dim sum at tc choy's. mmm... so yummy. i ♥ chinese broccoli.
  • out to largo for an afternoon wedding at the botanical gardens. it was beautiful out - warm 70s. i think i even got a little sunburnt.
  • the wedding was for a friend i used to play with when i was really young. maybe 7ish? i remember hiding behind their couch and sucking on a blue ink pen when all of a sudden it exploded in my mouth! it was so gross. confession: i wiped it on the back of the couch.
  • reception & dinner was insanely good - shark fin soup, abalone, duck, seaweed salad, jellyfish, shrimp, steak - we're talking "the works" - chinese buffet style.
  • it was the funniest when the the mc/dj actually introduced the "servers of hao wah restaurant;" the lights dimmed, they came out onto the dance floor carrying flaming platters of food. (!!)

all the food reminded me of:

  • outdoor banquet
    the sorta-christening party for the building my dad built in china. those are little breads in the center - the white ones are pillowy soft and the brown ones are deep fried. you dip it in the "sauce" on the edge of the plate. ("sauce" = sweetened condensed milk) i ♥ mantou.
  • keep it flowing
    my dad never lets the cups go empty

  • the ladies table, apparently
  • anthony & vince
    vincent & anthony enjoying lots of food and lots and lots of beer

  • me & vince (younger brother) with cousins who taught us how to feed grasshoppers to a baby bird when we were 8 and 5
ah. memories....

OH! and i was accepted into the school of library science at usf! the letter from the program came on saturday - the "official" letter should be following shortly from the usf graduate program. very exciting! so it seems that classes shall begin in may.

i ♥ school.

then i realized in the car tonight that i have no idea if the school of library science has night classes.
if not, i'm going to have to start getting serious about finding a new job. i'll also have to start seeing all the doctors i can and get full use of the benefits at my current job while i can!!


anthony says:

"baa weep gran ah weep ninny baa!"
"baa weep gran ah weep ninny baa!"
"baa weep gran ah weep ninny baa!"
"baa weep gran ah weep ninny baa!"

(repeat x20)

$1000 sundae

1k sundae

Made with "5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It's sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgence served with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel."
via boingboing
(via here)

all this simply reminds me of is david cross's comedy cd wherein he says, "tasteless, odorless gold. to EAT! and i thought, 'wow man, if that isn't the ultimate 'FUCK YOU!' to poor people, then I don't know what is."



not sure how the heck "goat" gets on my page so big... i'll add more to this post later.

oh, and make your own here.



i never put up pictures of yammy - mostly because it's so freaking hard to get her to stay still. she's such a spaz. i spent 20 minutes trying to chase her around the room, only to scrounge old photos to post.


thomas, on the other hand, is a camera whore.


happy valentines to all and most especially to anthony!



zzzzz.... ::snorts awake::

gfss 50% off thrift store shopping & chatting extravaganza. had an awesome time. went to bed at 2 am.




those grey things are bags under my eyes. i'm hoping to get together w/ anthony at break to get some coffee.

it was so worth it.

also, brrrrr!



long long ago, anthony & i got tickets to see a hockey game for christmas from his brother sal & his wife marichel. unfortunately, they couldn't make it, but star & david were more than willing to take their place. tampa bay lightning vs. the boston bruins.

we met down in ybor for (what else?) mema's tacos and took the trolley down to channelside:


trolley time
every city needs more trolleys. or monorails.

me & ant
hello grainy digital 2 megapixel camera.

our seats were awesome - last row, first section. we = red dot.

this is what i've learned is "hockey."

they had monster bags o' cotton candy! we entertained ourselves with beer, hitler-style moustaches and dippin' dots.

zambonis are always in style.


continuing with the randomness:

this is hitachino white ale - isn't that bottle adorable? it's on my stove. perhaps make it into a vase? ever since that total wine store opened up, we've been adventurous lushes.

grow like a mutha!
i bought the ladies of the girlfriend sweatshop fortune beans! open, water, give lots of love and a plant will grow with a magically lasered fortune!

a little sun, representing the "sun" of my love for it.

long life! i can't tell if it means long life for me, or long life for the plant. i (or my cat, thomas) normally kill plants within a matter of hours (poor, shrivelled husks of their former glorious selves) - this one has lived for weeks, weeks i say! perhaps the long life refers to us both. awww...

lunar new year
one of the only decent pictures to come out of chinese new year. that's my dad and older brother kevin washing dishes in the kitchen. i hail from a long line of families that keep the men in the kitchen (right, anthony?).

pleasure time
this, is a super tiny strip club on the way to anthony's practice space. seriously, i don't know if you can get an idea of how tiny it is, but it's smaller than a checker's fast food restaurant. two of me, arms stretched out, would be bigger than the front side. maybe they have a basement? also, those rounded things on the top light up, i believe. how is there room for more than 5 people? i mean, is there a bar? a stage?

this is the view i get from cute thomas. how can you resist that belly?!



it is now 1:03 pm. goals for the day (after waking up at 12:30):
  • shower - done
  • finish laundry - almost done
  • clean kitchen - done (and made coffee!)
  • make pillow for couch (if the material is dry at such time)
  • scan in more slides
    • update: cannot find slides, must resort to finish cleaning craft room
ok. i've got till 5.


but first, a tag. :)

five things
i was tagged by sleep goblin.

remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. then add your blog to the bottom slot.

1) corndog
2) Marginal Utility
3) Just Thoughts
4) Adventures in Kicking People
5) gimchi

Next, select five people to tag.

1) {star}
2) madge
3) bethie
4) fritz
5) mister yak

what were you doing 10 years ago?
oh good god. 10 years ago? let me think. 2006-10=1996. 1996 = high school... junior year. lots of IB classes, studying my butt off, MUDDing to all hours of the morning, skipping school with classmates, pining for robin chan, being a band nerd, helping parents with their restaurant.

what were you doing 1 year ago?
one year ago... temping in healthcare. got hired on by current company. the promise of healthcare benefits oh-so-enticing! dating anthony, eating sushi... dude, i just realized one could easily check my archives!

five snacks you enjoy:
1. salad with vinegar-based dressing
2. gelato
3. sushi
4. ritter chocolate
5. wine

five songs you know all the words to:
1. "maxwell's silver hammer" - beatles
2. "build me up" - the foundations
3. "anne arbor" - the get up kids
4. "the origin of love" - hedwig and the angry inch
5. "el paso" - marty robbins

five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. pay off debt for me, anthony and family
2. travel, travel, travel
3. learn how to invest
4. buy a cute bungalow house/villa in tuscany
5. get more massages give more to charity

five bad habits:
1. procrastination
2. being afraid
3. picking at my dry lips
4. cleaning as i go (cooking, crafting, living)
5. not finishing projects

five things you enjoy doing:
1. art - photography, crafting, painting, drawing, etc..
2. picnics (maybe tomorrow!)
3. eating
4. reading
5. anthony ;>

five things you would never wear again:
1. 3 inch heels that numb my toe-nerves
2. thongs (hear-hear, sleep gobin!)
3. push-up bras
4. itchy clothing
5. socks rolled tube-style

five favorite toys:
1. ipod
2. computer
3. sewing machine
4. knitting needles
5. nintendo dual screen

it is now 1:37 pm. shower!