Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Info Center Aye




Q: What is a Currybear?

Vacation Pics




The city of Chicago swirling around the wing of UA 651 on the return flight. The rest of the pictures Sheila and I took are here:

Euro Pics

I'll post more about the trip later.

>On 2005-12-29,14:26:30 lysette wrote:

>>wow cool picture cousin

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Seamaster 2599.51.00




I need to get this. Wow, I think all my other watches combined costs less than the fakes of this one.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Rappus Caucasius




My camera phone is a piece of turd, the picture didn't come out, but the decal says, "www.skinnenbonesMC.com" subtitle- "Rappus Caucasius". Work warning, the url has what I presume to be a specimen of Rappus Caucasius standing in a kiddie pool with snorkeling goggles on. I'm not sure who the driver of the decaled car was but I think he may have been wearing the same googles.

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Nerds wooing


Don't ususally post IM logs
S: not like T
S: at the gym
S: no interface
S: its like trying to hack a server but no ssh
B: haha
S: at least if there was ssh i can brute force

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Still Hot




Okay, obviously the pose obscures the face, but who else looks as great on an album now as she did 20 years ago? That is Madonna on the cover right? I think I just like the hair. And the shoes.

Monday, December 5, 2005

Deru kui wa utareru




My weekend kinda sucked. I had work on Saturday, I actually come to work a lot on weekends but usually its because I would like to get ahead on my work, but when I have an appointment, that makes it twice as hard to wake up early. Thats sort of telling of my character, I would say it says that I don't like being on the spot, do I wilt when the pressure is on? Well I got the job done at least. Sunday I did nothing at all except for spend some money. I got out of bed at about 1 pm, bought some stuff at CompUSA and REI and watched some TV. I think I thought even more about where I am in life, my relationships, career, health. I also watched a lot TV, I watched a show about Honda Motor Corp and its founder, Soichiro Honda.
Mr. Honda described himself, and other also described him as the nail that stuck out. I don't think I stick out. In fact I probably have lived my live in accordance with the proverb that Honda defies. Still, a nail sticks out in many ways, this is where I am. I got some hammering to do. So where am I going, well first I'm gonna clean my room, then I have some reading to do.

>On 2005-12-06,01:12:25 Hsing wrote:

>>hey blaise!! noo i ordered them off the website, i didnt get to go skidazzle.. did u go this year?


>On 2005-12-06,11:05:53 Blaise wrote:

>>Yeah, hopefully the ticket will come in handy later.


>On 2005-12-12,17:18:47 Kathryn wrote:

>>Excellent Post


>On 2005-12-12,17:20:42 Kathryn wrote:

>>(Although I think there was a typo:

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Surf




Forcast looked great, I went to check out Sunset Beach at about noon before work, probably the best conditions I've seen there today. There was actually beach exposed instead of just rocks. So sad that I couldn't surf today, I think I've lost a lot of conditioning since the last time I went.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

100 dollar laptops




How do you stop kids from using their 100 dollar laptops to take advantage of internet pornography? Install handcrank.

>On 2005-11-23,18:53:16 stinkydurian wrote:

>>how does it work?


>On 2005-11-28,13:23:14 Blaise wrote:

>>Like any other laptop, but it has a crank like those wind up flashlights in case you run out of batteries.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

More of the Moon




This time shot through the telescope.

>On 2005-11-14,11:01:47 Blaise wrote:

>>Some more shots.
La Luna


>On 2005-11-14,11:42:26 Kathryn wrote:

>>very beautiful


>On 2005-11-15,15:28:22 Kathryn wrote:

>>Stop shooting the moon and come back to work!


>On 2005-11-16,11:28:01 Stinkydurian wrote:

>>soooo beautiful!!! i've always wanted a telescope... so tell me about your...


>On 2005-11-16,17:11:54 Blaise wrote:

>>You can come over and take a look at it, but as far as things in the sky I've only used it on the moon.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Nicole




She got kinda hot (leggs). I've been watching too much TV.

>On 2005-11-12,12:33:49 sheila wrote:

>>is that nicole richie, what is wrong with her nose? and she use to be fat


>On 2005-11-13,20:16:13 Blaise wrote:

>>I guess she stopped eating. The nose is probably the bad screen capture.


>On 2005-11-28,01:59:57 lysette wrote:

>>i noticed the nose too. lol. but yeah, definately had to be the bad screen capture

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Sock




I bought this sock to keep my ipod in. Its great, it even works as a stand and holds all the accesories. The sock came in a three pack though, so I wore the other two pairs. Wow they are so comfortable, what was I doing wearing white cotton socks when I could have been wearing wool and microfibers. Its like I stopped living down here __ and started living up here ^^. Gees, next time I'll find out my Hanes tightie whities are not at the apex of underwear technology.

>On 2005-11-12,01:00:57 lysette wrote:

>>wait, why'd you use this to put your ipod in?


>On 2005-11-13,20:19:26 Blaise wrote:

>>Cause I spent all the mony on the ipod anh only had 1.50 left for a case. Also found out cutting it in half works even better.

Car




I love this car, just enough room for my telescope and surfboard.

>On 2005-11-12,00:59:27 lysette wrote:

>>haha that's cool. but you need to take out your surfboard and put in your snowboard soon


>On 2005-11-13,20:22:19 Blaise wrote:

>>I think that might fit too.


>On 2005-11-14,11:41:21 Kathryn wrote:

>>I'm baaaack! When you aren't snowboarding or surfing, you should put curtains on the windows and make it a shack-mobile.


>On 2005-11-15,13:27:34 Blaise wrote:

>>Curtains would have come in handy for that one trip to the dam. I think supermarket shoppers were staring at me.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Carolina Panthers Cheerleade




Ok for mugshots may not be very flattering, but comeon the cheerleader on the right looks more like 39 than 26. Geez I guess living in the fast lane, or the handicap bathroom stall for that matter, takes a toll on the face.

>On 2005-11-08,11:27:51 Kathryn wrote:

>>Well, if you can't get with the football players, I guess you go for the next best thing, errrr,,, in the bathroom.


>On 2005-11-10,17:29:53 Blaise wrote:

>>Hey where have you been all week? I heard this on the radio while driving to work and got all excited. Boy was I disappointed when it hit yahoo news photos.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Mars




Mars was the closest it will be to Earth this past weekend until 2018. It looks like the moon through a powerful telescope.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson




It would be fricking cool if my wife was a secret agent. I'm sure we would also own a convertible.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Hallo From Tokyo




Prease do your best to prevent forrest fires!

>On 2005-10-24,14:09:08 Kathryn wrote:

>>You even have the Japanese Pose


>On 2005-10-24,16:24:22 Blaise wrote:

>>All that was missing was a a guy in a godzilla suit for me to grapple with.

Field Trip




Kathyrn and I went up to the San Gabriel Dam site again to fix this dish. There wasn't much we could do and the Hughes people weren't very helpful. We were able to get all the data off the the old PC though so that was very good. Coincidentally Universal was filming FF Tokyo there, thats right, The Fast and the Furious will soon be a trilogy, apparently this one takes place in Tokyo and someone has decided that us moviegoers won't be able to dell the difference between a Japanese countryside and the Angeles National Forest. We took a picture of the water tower which now has Japanese writing on it. Here's the rest of the days pics.
Filed Trip Pictures

>On 2005-10-22,01:22:37 Blaise wrote:

>>Oops I think that link is busted. Fixed Link to Pictures

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Moon




Different settings

The Moon




I was trying to take a picture of the moon, it was way harder than I thought.

Lunch




Had lunch with Bob, Miloni, Liz and Bob's friend at the Bombshelter. A bird shat all over us. I think some of it got into my nachos!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Buttercup




I didn't choose the name. Benedict brought Buttercup back to the breeders. She was a great puppy, but I think people in the house were ill prepared to take care of her. You just can't force that kind of commitment on people. That is too bad, she was impressively smart for a 9 week old.

Monday, October 17, 2005

surfing




Went surfing last Thursday, there was not a single wave out there. Only three other people and a small sea lion bothered to show up. Oh well I needed the exercise. I did find a shortcut to get get to Sunset Beach from the UCLA campus. West on Wilshire, right onto San Vicente, right onto 7th street. That'll take you onto PCH heading North. If you want to hit the Santa Monica beaches go straight on San Vicente instead on turning on 7th. It'll hit Ocean and reach the Santa Monica beaches. The sea lion was my cue to leave, unfortunately I was being a retard and rode a wave in, onto the rocky shore. Man if I had a fiberglass board it would have about 10 dings on it now.

credit card


God damn I think I'm about 5 hours late on paying my credit card bill. How could I forget 12 days of advance notice. I wish it would just automatically take my money.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Ray and Val got married




Ray and Val got married, here they are with their first dance as married folks. I was pretty sure this day would come for a couple of years now, but its nice to see it finally happen. A new chapter. We also got to see the Cheungs and the Chus. This was the first wedding I've been to in a while, but I think it will be hard to top. Since it was at Val's house I only had to drive like a minute. Most convenient wedding ceremony ever, the pastor got things going quick too which was good since we were out int he garden. I was doing the video camera so I was standing too. I hope the video came out ok. So after the wedding we had some time to kill before the banquet so Daniel, Miloni, Alex, Bob and I went went to old town Pasadena. So for the next 4 hours or so we went to some bars and drank in moderation while watching the SC-Irish game. Too bad the Irish lost. It was a little odd since it was the middle of the day and we were in stuffy ties drinking and being loud. Miloni gets a pat on the back for taking a lap around old town with us in her high heel sandals.
So after a little technical difficulties we escaped from the Parsons' public parking lot in Pasadena and got to NBC seafood in Monterey Park. I hope no one noticed my red face and shades. The food was great, everything I liked was on the menu and of course there was more vino. After eating there was dancing, Ray's dad can boogie man, he's got some flair. He certainly danced circles around me, (sorry Liz for stepping on your toes).
After the banquet, Liz took us to a Boba place she knows on Main and Garfield, we met more of my sister's friends there and played some cards and an intense game of Jenga. I don't really like Jenga, but its pretty funny playing Jenga with caffeine hands. After boba Steve Wong let those of us who still had fuel left into his place and played fooshball and ping pong. about 3:30 I said goobye to everybody and Daniel dropped me off at home. Suprisingly I got up early enough to go to mass today.
So tomorrow Ray and Val take off to Mexico for their honeymoon. Can you beleive it?

>On 2005-10-17,00:57:51 Blaise wrote:

>> Pictures

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ray's Bachelor Party




Had a lot of fun this weekend. I took Friday off and our entire group minus Bob drove up from LA to Coloma in the Gold Hills about an hour east of Sacramento. We went wine tasting when we got there. The area looks like a booming wine region, lot of new vineyards popping up. The Two places we went to were Gold Hills Winery and Venezio. We tasted a few varieties, Port, some Champange, Merlots, Barberas and a Sangiovese. I bought a bottle of Merlot and filled up my wineskin, we drank it all weekend.
After wine tasting we checked into our campground. This place had the most amenities I've ever seen. There were hot showers and since the water was electrically heated they never ran out of water. They also had a full kitchen with propane tanks. When we got there the tents were even set up already with mats in them. Right when we got there though a bunch of lawyers came and we had to move to another campsite, but the second one was just as loaded with amenities and had more privacy. Adam who brought all the food cooked up some awesome steaks which we ate with baked potatos. Man we would have starved without Adam there. Afterwards we built a huge fire then went to sleep.
The next day we got up early, froze our asses off and quickly ate breakfast. We had eggs, bacon and tortillas. Afterw aiting for the lawyers to get their crap together our group hopped on buses and drove about an hour to our embarkation point. We all put on vests and helmets and started rafting the Middle Fork of the American River. We were suppose to paddle the South Fork but they didn't open up the dams so we were bumped to the Middle Fork, which was actually for the better it had better class 4 rapids. We ended up rafting about 17 miles with an average grade of 23 degrees per mile. I'm glad we had a good guide, he made the trip seem easy, we would so have been killed if we tried to raft that river ourselves.
We got back to camp and ate hamburgers. I was so hungry I ate about 3 costco cheeseburgers. We also gathered a whole bunch of wood and made a huge fire. After everything was done Adam pulled out some cigars and we smoked them up with some port and wine.
Sunday we got up and drove back home. Here's some pictures, Bob had an awesome waterproof camera so eh goot some cool rafting pics.

Rafting Pics

>On 2005-09-30,21:10:00 lysette wrote:

>>that's so cool. which one are you in the picture above? 17 miles! that's crazy. is it hard?


>On 2005-10-03,12:44:23 Blaise wrote:

>>I'm the one in red. It was okay we had a guide who made it seem easy.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

gillette_fusion (5, count th




What am I doing here shaving like a goddamn animal with 3 blades. Its a good thing I shave like once a month cuase I bet thing thing cost like twice as much.

>On 2005-09-15,23:08:37 Blaise wrote:

>>http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33930

palm civet and kopi luwak




I was watching the History Channel about coffee. There is this type of coffee called kopi luwak which comes from Indonesia and it goes for as much as 300 dollars per pound. Yet it isn't its ridiculous price which is most intriguing, its the processing method. The coffee beans are dug out of the droppings of this fairly ugly cat like create, the palm civet, or luwak. Thats right, this animal eats the coffee cherries and poops out the slightly fermented seeds for people to harvest and sell in Japan and the United States for 300 dollars a pound. Supposedly the discovery has its roots from coffee's labor intensive process. Why harvest coffee beans from the tree only to pick out the good cherries and go through the process of shelling them when you can just hunt around for droppings that this animal leaves. Not only did the palm civet flesh out the coffee cherries, leaving only the seed, it is also known as a picky eater so the seeds are only whats left of the best of the best fruits that it eats. But I guess it turns out you gotta pay a guy quite a bit to sort cat shit.
Kopi Luwak
Palm Civet

>On 2005-09-15,16:00:51 Blaise wrote:

>>Now that I think about it, with what starbucks charges they probably do make about 300 bucks per pound of coffee grinds.


>On 2005-09-16,11:40:09 Blaise wrote:

>>We have truely gone insane. This "animalcoffee" retailer sells a half kg of kapi luwak with some dried cat shit for $450 bucks.
http://www.animalcoffee.com/products/index.cfm/cat/gift-box/id/4/show/details/
Geniuses. I'd like to be bank loan officer for that pitch. "Ok here's our business model. We find some cat shit in the Sumatran jungle, put some folgers in a box and sell it for half a grand. Where do we sign?"

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Remembered


This month I also tried to float my annual car insurance on my credit card, but they would only accept cash or check! No cash back, sad.

Airlines




Wow Delta Airlines stock dropped 7 cents and that amounted to a 9% change, carazy. Look that the market cap, according to that the company is worth about half of one of those new Airbus double decker A380 jets. Maybe Delta and Northwest can chip in to buy one.

Friday, September 9, 2005

Surf




Mother of all tan lines. Damnit, this is going to take months to fade. I've got matching ones on my arms, I now have a permanent shirt and shorts on at all times.

Friday, September 2, 2005

Da Media




Wow Kanye West went on a crazy tirade about how the media is equating looters with black people. Aren't rappers/music producers part of this media machine we all speak of? I think there might be a correlation between designer jeans in music videos and designer jeans being looted.

On my ride to work there was a man being interviewed. He was cussing and blasting the federal government, sounded very rowdy, he sounded like he was about to demand some money from his hos, then the interview thanks him, the Mayor of New Orleans.

NPR


I've been stuck working in the basement all week and I had the radio tuned to National Public Radio, which was doing extensive coverage of Katrina, although of course every interview came down to the reporter yelling "WHERE IS YOUR HOMELAND SECURITY NOW!!" or "DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR PRESIDENT IS!!" Larry King on interviewing Jerry Lewis right now on CNN. Damn Jerry Lewis looks great, he must be like a hundred. Sinatra dead, Sammy dead, Jerry, fiestier than Larry.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Katrina




"I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people breaking the law during an emergency such as this — whether it be looting, or price gouging at the gasoline pump, or taking advantage of charitable giving or insurance fraud," Bush said. "And I've made that clear to our attorney general. The citizens ought to be working together." Tolerance, thats for hippies. Personally I'd like to hear that a truckload of food and water is coming my way from the president. I can care less about what the attorney general should be doing. Why not just leave it at "the citizens ought to be working together."

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Surf




Went to the beach with my cousins and friends on Sunday. Robert won this huge stuffed shark from the ladder game. Photos are in my album. It was a pretty fun day, my cousins also invited their friends along and we all worked on our tans. I'm so sore right now. Yesterday even lying down was painful, I think this is the most sore I have ever felt. I don't even think I was out there that long, seems like I faded pretty fast. The waves were big and nasty though with no face at all. Must have looked so futile with me paddling and going no where. After I crapped out I watched another guy go in, man it looked painful, I don't think he made it out of the breaks.

>On 2005-08-30,21:30:44 lysette wrote:

>>yeah that was fun. but unfortunately, my legs just don't tan! err. oh and those waves were pretty huge, but it looked cool

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Nerd Spending


I really got to cut down on the nerd spending. Of all things, I bought RAM and a wireless card today. King nerd will be chatting at high efficiency tomorrow. Since I was working out the credit card, I also remembered my bill is probably due. Actually it was due last week. Those crafty credit card companies. The send me an email reminder two weeks before my bill is actually due, so by the time I should pay it, I've already forgotten. Well from now on I gotta remember to pay my credit card bill on THE 5TH OF EVERY MONTH. Don't forget. Those late fees are nasty.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Surf




Surfed at Sunset Beach yesterday before work. Funny I tried to go on Tuesday too but I thought it was kinda small so I drove to Tower 23 in Santa Monica but no one was there so I was going to go back to Sunset but I got lost and ended up on San Vicente going NE. Ended up in Westwood and just went to work. So Wednesday I decided to go in almost no matter what. There were a few people there, it wasn't exactly low tide so everyone didn't comeout. Caught a few good rides. Some people were insanely good, pretty much rode from one end of the cove to the other. One guy caught a wave perfectly and pretty much did that. I gotta remember not to eat spongecake before going, I almost barfed it out after the first hard paddle.

Jeans


Well my rotation of jeans has completely disintegrated. One pair has lost both back pockets and the knees have worn holes. Another pair has a hole in its back pocket as well. Its time to shop for new jeans. I always buy clothes online because stores always run out of my size. Also I suck at shopping, rummaging through clothing racks and digging for the one pair that will fit is hard. My huge fear is that I'll have found what I was looking for, and at the exact moment my evil twin with hair combed up emerged from the fitting room wearing what I have in hand. None of that for me. I think people have caught on though, if I don't buy stuff right when the sale starts they'll run out of my sizes even online. I wish I had one of those assistants who's job is to pick out all my clothes for me and buy up the store's entire stock of them for the surrounding five states so that I'd be the only one with that pair of jeans. I think I'll also be doing some traveling for work, so I'm going to have to get some airport clothes and stuff that will give people the right impression, and I don't think its that I donated blood in the campus 2000 blood drive.

>On 2005-08-19,16:27:30 lysette wrote:

>>cousin...remember vintage jeans are in! LOL


>On 2005-08-20,01:17:43 Blaise wrote:

>>They've gone past vintage wash and into salvation army wash.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Crackers




I was hungry and I ate some crackers, halfway though the bag I realize, these are shaped like animal! Wasn't a good, I was out of it.

12 hour day




Damn could have easily been a 15 hour day if I was foolish enough to wake up on time.

Vegas




Treasure Island (TI they call it now) has some pretty good bartenders. The asian guy was funny. Its too bad I had to drive home Saturday, I could have used another day for relaxing.

Rest of Pics

Found a chart for Jeff




States - Age of Consent

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Mojave Landing




Anybody hear the sonic boom? Man it must have gone right over my house but I slept right through it.

Surf


The swells have not been big recently. Its also gotten pretty hot, I've started using my short suit again. This Saturday my cousins and Sheila and Sean came out with me to Santa Monica. I think I had my best ride ever, so far. Took a heck of a long time to catch it though with the waves being small.

Impulse Buy




I bought the "world's smallest mp3 player" from walmart.com. Its plays the radio, and has a mic for voice recording, pretty amazing considering the LCD face is about as big as a tumbnail. I want to wrap it in foil and pretend it a beef bullion cube. I think the only flaw in it is the accesories, the earbud's cord is too short and the recharging cable must be the "world's most half-assed USB cable". They should have made a much more practical recharging USB sled for it.
Lately I've been buying too many impulse buys. If it uses batteries and you can order it online, I will probably buy it. If I was a girl I think I'd have a pretty huge collection of purses and shoes now. The worst parts about electronics and gadgets though is they break or just become obsolete. At least a good bag and shoes you can keep forever and take out once in a while.

Sleeve




Got this cool sleeve for my iBook. Its like something a spaceman would use.

>On 2005-08-09,22:08:58 sheila wrote:

>>that is kinda ugly man.


>On 2005-08-10,00:55:31 Blaise wrote:

>>Hey! But its got a window.

Monday, August 8, 2005

Attack Dog




These spaniels just don't look like they'd break all your shit like a German Shepard would in a dog search. "Oh god, not the bobble head collection, there's no weed there!!"

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

GTA




People up in arms about the nudity that can be unlocked in Grand Theft Auto.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20050727/ tc_usatoday/sexingamesworriesmakers

Amazing. The game depicts stealing cars, shooting cops, taking on the military, no one cared. What now there are boobs? Congress and the FTC changes its rating overnight.