So why not head to a garden (Planting Fields Arboretum) filled with flowers and trees, Cakalusa? SURE, WHY NOT? THAT SOUNDS LIKE A BRIGHT IDEA!
Flowers, plants, and allergies. Just what I love.
AND I FEEL OLD!
Something happened to me the other day. I was watching an episode of The Real World and was struck by a very sobering fact: Every single one of those guys are nearly a decade younger than me. An entire decade! Survey says: I'm old.
Okay, maybe not that old. But I'm inching toward that much feared three-oh! But let's think positive. Reflecting on the past year, here's 28 mobile phone pictures since my last birthday. In chronological order:
The weather was warm and inviting. The pollen was in full force. Basketball season was officially opened for business at the local parks. I took the opportunity to capture streetball action with my friends (and random players) at the basketball courts.
Epic Ecuadorian ceviche cooking time!
Dear sister recently contacted me about a video contest being held at her work. A cooking contest that will be judged by famed chef, Jamie Oliver. We've done these videos plenty of times before, so we wanted to capitalize on the opportunity. I quickly grabbed my camera and hurried off into the city to film.
I captured a few photos throughout the process. The pictures do no justice as to how delicious the final product was.
A lovely view.
But we needed more light. MORE LIGHT!
Leah, dear sister's coworker who provided her wonderful kitchen, and Ami going through old Xanga posts.
Ami had to warn them of my recent boob posts.
Not sure what was so amusing. (Whoa, matching shirts!)
But there was plenty of dancing (and alcohol) involved.
Ami starts getting the ingredients ready. Excuse the beer, that was mine. We never film sober. Ever.
Only the freshest ingredients!
If your boobs are this red, you should get them checked out.
Part of the skit. These were the only junk food items we could find! Again, excuse my beer.
Juicing and prepping the items. Lime juicers work really well!
A great arm workout for grip (get your mind out of the gutter, guys!).
De-seeding tomatoes. This was a first I've seen of it.
Sneaking in a quick sampling of shrimp.
A bowl of shramppp!
Served on a halved avocado.
Those are corn nuts scattered around the plate. I must've ate half the container.
Presenting the final product. Video (of the food and recipe, pervs) coming soon!
I attended a Muse concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday with friends, including @msfatale. Muse is one of my favorite bands, and since I've never been to a rock concert before, there was no better choice. They're rated as being one of the best live performers, and they didn't disappoint; despite troublesome news regarding the Boston bombings happening hours prior. The visuals and set design felt like something taken from the Tron universe.
Here are some photos of my time spent at the concert. I only suffered five epileptic seizures. Not bad.
Free Strawbeers for life!
Can't wait to seize!
"Gurrrrl, where you get dem boots?"
The opening act. They weren't bad but did the frontman really need to take his shirt off?
Muse making their grand entrance.
The drummer floats downward.
Matt Bellamy honors those in Boston with a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Really nice touch.
Really nice set.
Here you can see the pyramid transitioning.
Is this what it's like to be on shrooms?
Energy was there, but still lacking, in my opinion.
The band sends us off with a farewell.
The fan screaming for an encore.
Will Muse give them what they want?
The band responds.
Going out with a bang.
Here's a video of random moments during their set.
1. Before prom, your parents had stern words for your date:
You laughed, rolled your eyes, but years later you realize you should've taken more photos of them.
It didn't actually hurt, but you were always afraid someone would report you to Child Services when you changed for gym.
And you would never, ever, leave the fan on when you're sleeping.
Expert food trolls, those Asian aunts.
They're convinced hotels were a ripoff.
Scarred for life.
You also saved every jar to store pickled stuff.
Also shower caps, though no one in your family has ever used one before.
Also your parents call each other Mom and Dad instead of their first names. In fact you didn't even know adults had first names.
"Mom, we have nothing in common." "But she's a doctor from Harvard!"
Every time I pass by my coworker's empty desk, I quickly draw something on his whiteboard before he returns.
Operation Whiteboard part I: The Beginning
Random doodles, added slowly over a week.
Operation Whiteboard part II: Success
Jk I don't know what I'm doing.
Operation Whiteboard: Part III - Skyline
The city skyline needs some action. Shall we destroy it?
Operation Whiteboard: Part IV - Skyline Destroy!
UFOs and King Kong emerge for a play date in the city.
Operation Whiteboard: Episode V - Fart Wars
A footlong ago, in a restaurant fart, fart away...
It is a period of flatulence. Rebel
beans, striking from a hidden
butt, have won their fart victory
against the evil Beano Fartpire.
Operation Whiteboard: Episode VI - 'MURICA!
I live my life one inch at a time. And by inch, I mean 12 inch subs. Or 11.5 inches in Subway terms.
Operation Whiteboard: Episode VII - Pelvis Presley
One can only imagine what was censored (erased before I could fetch my camera).
Operation Whiteboard: Episode VI. I live my life one inch at a time. And by inch, I mean 12 inch subs. Or 11.5 inches in Subway terms.
Operation Whiteboard: Episode VIII - Pirates of the Cockabbean
Pirates of the Cockabbean starring: Longcock Silver and Johnny Depple-penetration.
I'm clearly not getting paid enough for my wit.
Operation Whiteboard: Part VIII - Cocks and Rubbers
When it cums to the schlong arm of the law, nobody gets away.
Operation Whiteboard: Part IX - Team meeting
We're all on the same page.
Operation Whiteboard: Part X - The Mighty Coctopus
Deep within the cold, dark Atlantic Ocean, a creature lurks, seeking its prey. Will it be a Cleveland steamer? Perhaps a divine mermaid? Or maybe delicious seamen?
Operation Whiteboard: Part XI - Count Cockula
The Count is back, and he sucks! Your only hope of getting rid of him? Stab him with your wood.
Operation Whiteboard: Part XII - COCKer Spaniel
Bitches love the cocker spaniel.
Operation Whiteboard: Part XIII - The Cockulator 2000™
Hay, gurl! How can I know so many hundreds of digits of pi and not the 7 digits of your phone number? I'd like to plug my solution into your equation.
Operation Whiteboard: Part XIV - McDicken Filet
Sink your teeth into a hot, juicy, fresh McDicken filet. One taste and you'll be begging for more!