Wednesday, December 28, 2005
the days, that are longUgh.
Having nothing to do for two weeks, sucks. I've just passed the halfway point of my winter break (yeah, one week in) and I'm dying of boredom and my own insanities. My sleep schedule is like the craziest it has been since I was in grade school. I mean, I pass out at 9-10pm and get up at 2am. Who does that?! I can't even go back to bed! And for those who don't know, the morning hours are like the boringest hours ever created! There is nothing on TV. You're too tired, but not tired enough to fall asleep. Food has no taste. Coyotes howl. You can't drink. It sucks.
So just about the only thing that keeps me going is the internet.
Mmm, internet. My new BFF.
Anyways, I'm doing a contest thing at PerezHilton.com [A wonderful distraction] where you manipulate a picture into something funny.
Here's the original:
And here's my alterations one:
How much does the Dark Crystal rock?! I so need to see that movie again. And the manip is cool too.
I have too much time on my hands, it's ridiculous. The other day, I was bored and use the clay mask thing that my sis got me for Christmas.
I am obviously out of control. Save me!
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Guilty PleasureOkay so I had just finished downloading some of my favorite TV shows that never seen like the 4th season of Smallville, season 1 & 2 of Nip/Tuck, and some random movies when I remembered one TV show that I hardly ever see anymore. So I used BearShare to find this show that I haven't watched in ages. You see... it's a Canadian TV show and only plays on one satellite channel in the US.
I don't even have Bravo, so I downloaded the lastest season of this show off the internet.
Now before I reveal the show's identity you guys can't make fun of me!
I'll take that as a confirmation. heh.
Anyways, I usually watch this show at my Dad's place. Mmmm, satellite TV on a huge screen... drools.
I guess I should clear something up about me first. None of my immediate family members have the same tastes as I do. My mom likes whiney Tejano-Spanish ballads over a box of Chillable Red wine. My Dad likes to 'roll,' which apparently to him means that he drives a huge truck with the rims, stereo, and mid-life crisis painfully booming for all to see and hear. My brothers (Ramon, Jonathan, Steven) are into freestyle rapping [hardly freestyling, but what do I know?], showing off, sports, and in my brother's case, dating psycho bitches who will cut you if you were in stabbing distance. Most of my sisters are into what every girl is into: boys, makeup, and cumbias [if you don't know what they word is... you're so white!]. Anyways there's only one person in my family that has one thing in common with me. The common interest in this show.
so, yeah. She's one of my sisters. She's like 10 or something. So back to the show...
It's not SpongeBob Square Pants... good Lord! NO!
It's Degrassi: The Next Generation! Now how much does this show rock? Seriously! Who would of thought Canadians could be cool? I didn't. Anyways, the show is about a bunch of these High Schoolers and they go through all this drama and hard issues. There isn't a show like it. Every issue that ever was is on this show. It's craziness. It's like that show 7th Heaven except minus the religion, morality and seemingly common senses of adult logic. Here are just a few story lines!!
1) Smart, overworked girl who is the student president and editor of the school TV station and her goofy, irresponsible boyfriend start having sexual relations over the summer only to find out in the fall that she gets pregnant.
2) Girl wants to be a movie star. Parents are hesistent. She attempts to get a boob job. Parents kick her out of the house. Meanwhile, she gets drunk and steals her bestfriends potential boyfriend, who is now broadcasting the girl's "GirlsGoneWild" moment of drunkeness to the whole school.
3) Troubled teen is outcasted by his friends for getting one of his friend crippled for life. He's sad, and befriends a beautiful jesus-freak girl.
4) Ambitious girl wants to get into prestigious school, but agrees to smoke pot before her college interview.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Memoirs of a Brokeback Stonemeh, I was trying to find a clever way of putting the movies, Memoirs of a Geisha, Brokeback Mountain and The Family Stone together for a fun title. Didn't work out. Other finalists were: Stone of a Mountain, Brokeback Geisha Family, and like using Geisha as a phonetic for 'gay'... I'm so uncreative. Anyways look at all the movies I saw last weekend.
I said I was going to watch all the movies in one weekend even if it killed me. And as neurotic as it sounds, it was rather difficult! seriously, yo.
I've been waiting for this movie to come out for like a year. I read the book. I was patient. And now it's finally out and I get to see it! I knew this weekend was going to be hectic trying to squeeze 3 movies in like 2 days, but I was determined. So I went to the earliest show at the Magnolia, 11:15pm Friday. What else am I going to do? It's normally my sleeping time before work.
Turns out this showing we like the first time they showed Brokeback to paying customers in all of Dallas. There was a speech from the manager and everything. Every seat was taken in the theater. I've never seen so many incredibley old gay people before. DAAAMN! Don't these people have jobs?!
Anyways, after the opening credits and the words "Brokeback Mountain" flashing across the screen I was like already on the verge of tears. Wow... I'm going to be the hugest pussy ever, right? Well at least I'm in a room full of people who are gayer than Tom Cruise. No need to hold back, eh?
I was satisfied with the movie. And I think that's saying alot coming from me. Movies are never better or as good as the book. But I think that it managed to get 2 hours and 15 minutes from a less than 50 page book. That alone is impressive. So here are reasons to watch this movie:
The Family Stone
OMG! When going to see this movie, I just thought it was going to be a feel good chick flick movie... you learn a valuable lesson or some crap at the end. But no. Here is all you need to know about this movie.
I don't even know what to think about this movie. It had some really good and funny moments. But does it 'make up for the bad ones?' I dunno.
Memoirs of a Geisha
This movie... even before I saw it had everything going against it. I had a horrible hangover from the night before (whiskey and I are not on speaking terms for a while!). I went to see it at Cityplace where they spelled Memoirs without the second 'm' on the huge electric light billboard facing I-75. The theater also has a reputation for having crappy sound, which it did! There was nothing much old, psuedo-intellectual people in the audience making usage errors with the word "faux pas." And I was freezing... probably from the hangover.
I love the movie anyways!! SOOO GOOD!
that's all I have to say about that.
See my new desk chair!!! Xmas came early for Frank!
Friday, December 16, 2005
Narnia Review.I'm going to be seeing ALOT of movies in the next few days. So I just thought I would give you guys the scoop on my opinions on them. Because we all know that "if Frank hates it, then everyone must hate it aswell!"
I saw Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe the other day. And what can I say about this movie without spoiling it from you guys?
I can honestly say that the movie didn't suck... Narnia was a very lavished movie. You can't look at it without seeing the work of art that it is. The awesomeness that is the CGI. The imagination. The list of emotions goes on forever. But I was concerned about one thing mainly, and it could be summarized in this conversation I had with Jason immeadiately after the ending credits started:
Frank: Wow... cool!
Frank: Was it like the book mostly?
Jason: yeah, pretty much all of it.
Frank: whoa... that book must of really sucked ass.
Anyways, I'm seeing Brokeback Mountain, The Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Family Stone this weekend.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
2nd Annual Gingerbread party.Today was our second Gingerbread Party! Now with actual gingerbread instead of Graham Crackers we used last year! heh.
Throughout the night there were overwhelming themes.
Here was mine:
And here was a few others':
But it was a good night. Megan even had Mark get away from his crazy, secludedness that is his apartment to come to our shindig. We did have to bribe him with Nintendo DS multiplayer action though. Becky, Jami, Jason's new beau Jonathan, Sean and the rest of the Moubrys came aswell. We had a cool group of peeps. And for all of those who missed it, too bad for you! It rocked! It was like a Soap Opera... gingerbread style. Here are some more pics.
Cutting GingerBread, thank Becky for the stencil for it. Who knew an Accounting Major could be semi-creative and/or could trace edges.
House building, went well at first.
We were surprised that it was going well sort of.
Nearly-Finished product was okay... and yes, we did use ALOT of supplies!
Who doesn't use this for making a gingerbread house?! seriously!
The kids were corrupted by the older, more homosexual kids.
A wider look of our house-building materials.
Group Shot with finished house.
Literally 2 seconds later...COLLASPE'D!
the Devon makes a house of her own.
Everyone's jealous of her infinite pool. Or perhaps it was all the peanut butter!
It was goodtimes. I think next year we either have to use Graham Crackers again or make better Gingerbread... seriously, yo. the Devon's graduation is tommorrow (I guess later today) so that should be more awesomeness. Whoa, this weekend rocks hardcore.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
whoa!So I was just chillin and updating my blog the other day and noticed that I have been getting alot of hits lately. What's up with that? There's only like a handful of people that read my site and I know them personally. So with the magic of SiteMeter I've figured out it's from the America's Next Top Model conspiracy post. sweetness!
I'm definitely doing a post on the finale very soon, stay tuned. Thanks people! Perhaps I'll start doing more Tv stuff on here.
kid LogicSome of you people still don't believe by kid Logic theory. Well, here's some real-life black and white examples! Oh yeah!
Tiny Kid Logic
[Tiny kids ask my "Lazy&Incompetent" CoWorker if they could take off their shoes in the gym. She says yes. Later they start running around.]
ME: Hey! Shoes on when you're running!!
TinyKid: She told us we could.
ME: You are running now... it's dangerous to wear no shoes.
[After a second or two, another child slips and falls. Then comes to me crying]
ME: You see? It's not safe.
[She runs anyway. I get up and start walking towards her. She tries to run away from me, but she slips. I laugh a little inside.]
2-4th grade Logic
[I am the sub teacher. Kids are being disruptive in class]
ME: Hey listen up, class! Your teacher didn't leave me a lesson plan to follow or anything. We could just do nothing all day OR I can make up some classwork we can work on.
[silence for a minute]
[then proceeded to jump through my hoops for the rest of the day]
Teen Kid Logic
[Kids are talking at one table during afterschool program. None are being disruptive, but one kid blurts out a profanity. I walk over to the area]
ME: Curse words aren't for school.
Kid: I didn't say anything! I said "freaking!"
ME: I'm going by what I heard. Consider this a warning.
[A few minutes later, another obsenity was uttered by the same kid.]
ME: Come over here, Kid.
[when he doesn't, I walk over to him. (Hey, I would of done this in privacy away from his friends. But apparently, he wants an audience.)]
ME: What did I tell you about saying those kinds of words?
Kid: I said "itch!"
[hmmm... I have a mental breakdown, but cleverly hide it with a smirk]
ME: Let's go to timeout.
[He prepares to do the "Whys?!" and "How Longs" and I tell him that he'll stay in there as long as it takes him to learn how to follow simple instructions]
dude, seriously. What is the deal with those little people. I suppose it's a living.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Frank goes to the Opera!So I woke up yesterday on a normal Monday day. Slept 3 hours total. Woke up at 5:30am for my morning work at the school. Was at the school working by 6:30am. Then when I was about to leave, the Principal walks up to me, "Wanna sub for 5th grade today?!"
BLAHHH! I think.
"Okay," I actually say.
It turns out it is a field trip day and we are going to see The Tales of Hoffmann at Fair Park. And I was kind of excited. Oooh, the opera. Funtimes.
But sadly, I fell asleep like 7 different times during the opera!
ugh! Stupid lack of sleep.
Lesson Learned: Never go to the Opera on 3 hours of sleep.
On a lighter note: 5th grade is better than any other grade I've substituted ever! They are just old enough to follow simple logic AND young enough not to be self-centered-teen-egomaniacs.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
argh, you ANTMOkay so I've been watching America's Next Top Model. And this season is starting to get bad! First they eliminate Lisa, the only one that can actually model somewhat. Then they get rid of my Kim [the boy], the sassy lesbian. And now they kicked Jayla off!
I say that Tyra Banks is the brains of the America's Next Top Model conspiracy! Hey no stupid-model jokes! Besides, I didn't say it was a good conspiracy... OOH! Anyways, here is the evidence that they sabatoged Jayla from having any chance of looking good in this photoshoot. Please excuse the small pics, I didn't want huge ones. Go to the Top Model website for bigger sized ones.
Exhibit A: There's like 17 million people in Jayla's photo! What the flip?!
Exhibit B: Jayla is off-center. B is where she should of been! Everyone else is in the center.
Exhibit C: Why are there four girls all up in Jayla's grill?! All I see is flailing arms everywhere.
Exhibit D: Why is she wearing an awfully bad wig?! ugh.
Exhibit E: Nicole's in the middle, not crowded and has frump girl(Exhibit J) in the front.
Exhibit F: Bre has plenty of elbow room and has a semi-circle turquoise backdrop! daaymn, that's good.
Exhibit G: Speaking of the backdrop... this picture is so symmetrical that how can anyone NOT be the star of this shot if they were standing in the middle.
Exhibit H: Bre is practically flashing us some T&A!! I think there might of been a wardrobe malfuntion 2 seconds after this pic was taken. Way to be a hoe, Bre. Okay, perhaps that has nothing to do with Jayla, but I hate that biatch Bre!
Exhibit I: I see they hired little people for Nik's photoshoot.
UGH! I guess I'll have to route for Nicole now. I hate Bre so much, and Nic is too bland and blah for me.
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