Sunday, October 30, 2005

Footcake and Cheeseball

What a great weekend. Until today that is. Today I have to study. But I shall put that off by writing an entry! w00t, go me.

On friday, Me, Julie, Cynthia, Paul, Michael, Stacey, Dana, and Dana's boyfriend Ryan all went to cheesecake factory. I don't know why. We just randomly went there to spend money cuz we're all rolling in dough...or 'bank' as paul says. Unfortunately I am not rolling in banks, because that would hurt and also I don't have money.

The food was delicious! But the cheesecake was ABYSMAL.


I'm lying of course. The cheesecake was fantastic. So rich and creamy...god i want more. But they're priced at like 7 bucks a slice. those monopolistic price setting bastards!

Afterwards we all went to cynthia's apartment where we hung out doing nothing...nothing funner than doing nothing! it's my favorite pasttime :)...also my only pasttime.

Sunday was even crazier. Around 3:00 in the afternoon me and my mgmt group were going to work on our group case. Of course, we ended up watching the football game instead. OMG I have never been so into a football game. I apologize to all ucla fans out there. The reason we were doing so crappily during the first 3 quarters was because I was watching. I finally decided to stop jinxing our team, and looked away.

Down by 21 with 8 minutes left and we came back to WIN! GEEZUS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.

yea, that was a great day....but now i have to study. So I will go be sad now.

P.S. Stanford sucks :P

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Just for you julie :P

Get to know yourself better
Your view on yourself: Other people find you very interesting, but you are really hiding your true self. Your friends love you because you are a good listener. They'll probably still love you if you learn to be yourself with them.
The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for: You are not looking merely for a girl/boyfriend - you are looking for your life partner. Perhaps you should be more open-minded about who you spend time with. The person you are looking for might hide their charm under their exterior.
Your readiness to commit to a relationship: You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.
The seriousness of your love: You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with?
Your views on education: Education is less important than the real world out there, away from the classroom. Deep inside you want to start working, earning money and living on your own.
The right job for you:You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.
How do you view success:You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous.
What are you most afraid of:You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don't ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.
Who is your true self:You like privacy very much because you enjoy spending time with your own thoughts. You like to disappear when you cannot find solutions to your own problems, but you would feel better if you learned to share your thoughts with a person you trust.
I took this here:

[edit] im not a flirt! or am i?

Friday, October 21, 2005

omg...omfg (f for fudging).

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cynthia s hsu: i can't

did you think there was a point to this? because if you did, you were sorely mistaken. Sorely!

...oh and it goes on. I got bored of color-coding the names.

Monday, October 17, 2005

And so it begins.

What have I been doing all day, you ask? Not that you care, you're just making forced conversation with me because otherwise it'd be even more awkward.
Anyway, basically today I procrastinated my work till right now, doing absolutely nothing. Well, not nothing. I finally figured out how to get the KotOR 2 music files to play on itunes (all you do is rename the extension to .mp3). That took me about 2-3 hours. 2-3 hours I could have used to study for the midterm i'm so worried about. i love hypocrisy :(
For another two hours i watched Futurama. That was a good show. Perhaps I'll review it in the future when I'm bored. Perhaps not. Indeed. As you wish. Good god man. Bloody hells. Strength and Honor.
...and the highlight of today, i found the usb cord for my digital camera!

I have no idea what caused this facial expression in me. Probably Aisa.

And here's a picture of my one true love. I'm sorry May. :(

Yes, the horror. I now possess full digital camera power. Beware, for I will take incriminating pictures of you so I can blackmail you. I'm thinking this is probably going to be my primary source of income once I graduate, cuz i'm such a bum.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Yea im dumb...but you already knew that

Because I am debilitatingly sick (not really), and also because of my horrifying (not really) midterm this upcoming thursday for the accursed (yes, really) mgmt 120a class, I will keep this short (maybe).

Battlestar Galactica - 4.5/5

A compelling plot combined with a stellar set of characters truly makes this show a star. A battlestar. Battlestar Galactica.
I hate cliffhangers though. Both season 1 finale and the season 2 intermission ended with horrific cliffhangers. Well done, yes. Evil? Also yes.

Here are two screens from the intro video, and a spoiler screen...not that you can tell what's going on just by looking at it.

Look what I got you for your 14th birthday...three naked clones! ;)


What's going on? What does this have to do with anything? You can't tell? Well, watch the series and you'll find out!


just kidding.


Monday, October 10, 2005

Shiny New Pianos

I can not tell you how grateful I am to my parents for forcing me to learn piano. Piano has helped me through some tough times...and plus, learning and then mastering a new song that I like makes me feel...good. haha. I don't know, I feel like I can be a little more arrogant when I'm playing piano sometimes.
Sadly, I'm not even that good. In all honesty, I'm not. Seriously. Everybody I know who plays piano plays better than me. I think part of it is because my teachers weren't really that great. They didn't really push me to try harder. The other part is my fault. I did not put any effort into learning or practicing piano. Which I now completely regret...sigh. Oh well, I'll make do with what I have now.
Anyways, I suck at playing. I have a tendency to get really nervous when playing in front of other people. I also can't multi-task. I can't talk and play at the same brain doesn't like it. My fingers don't strike the keys with any semblance of consistency and I can't control how quickly they hit...especially in faster pieces. Accursed fingers!
I think the reason why I like Steven Cravis's songs is because despite any outward appearances, in reality most of them are pretty basic. The left hand boils down to a basic sequence of notes and broken chords that repeat in different orders, while the right hand carries the melody. It's pretty remarkable what the guy can do with it though.
The one bad thing for me is that all his songs require the use of the least for me. There's a lot of legato (basically at least one finger is playing a note to make the piece sound flowing and connected, as compared to staccato, where all your fingers leave the keys for a time, to make a more broken, jumpy sound). The pedal really helps me with this, because I can just let the pedal carry most of the legato while i focus on getting the notes right. But that means, I tend to rely on it too much...
Oh, I was walking back up to Hedrick, and I remembered that one of Matt's Sha friends had told me about the new piano in Rieber, so I decided to check it out. It's pretty cool. If you've ever seen a UCLA piano, you probably know most of them are old, beaten, craptacular crap crap pianos that look like they might collapse. The one in Hedrick even has its pedals mixed up. But this new Rieber piano looks like it's BRAND new. It's a Kohler & Campbell Piano, and the notes are so smooth and crisp, it's like ucla piano heaven.
Imagine this, but much nicer looking. Then you have the new Rieber Piano. My precious...

Whereas, all the other pianos are chipped and dead looking. The hedrick one even has keys that are way out of tune. bleargh! damn rieber, why do they get everything?

Imagine this...but a lot crappier and broken-looking. Then you have Hedrick Sproul pianos...Yea, I should've picked better pictures.

The one bad thing about the new Rieber Piano is that the note-joining pedal is really weak...which means I have to work harder to make my steven cravis songs more legato. Freaking legato.

Oh...I have no idea what the other pedals do. There are two other pedals. And I don't know what they're called. Or what they do. Yes, I learned piano for six years. Shutup!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Being Late Late is good sometimes...

I have horrible aim etiquette. I don't know why. Something about the impersonalness of aim I suppose. I have a tendency of leaving in the middle of a conversation without giving any warning. So uh...please forgive me if I do :(
It's horrible I know. I'll try to stop from now on! You betcha.
See, this is what happens when I don't have tv to talk about. Really short entries.
Smallville sucked. I have yet to see Lost or Veronica Mars. Boston Legal was good.
Oh, I was at a tv-taping of the late-late show with Craig Ferguson (The boss guy on Drew Carey Show). It was pretty funny. Guests included Macy Gray, some actress from Six Feet Under (Elisha something I think), and Dominic Monaghan (! - the hobbit on Lost. Go hobbits!). I may or may not be on the show, so watch it and tell me :P It airs on CBS at 12:30.
Dominic Monaghan was pretty funny. It was pretty cool seeing somebody I actually recognized from tv in person. I should've gone up to him and been like "dood, I saw you on tv the other day.", that's stupid. Me and my stupidity.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

[Insert Clever Title About Veronica Mars here...]

I've discovered that i talk like cynthia in this blog. That is unacceptable! I must purge myself of this horrible trait!! garrrr
...yea, ok.
I'm supposed to put more things about my actual life in this blog...but I have no pictures. And we all know it's the pictures that make the blog. And I am pictureless. Because I'm too lazy to buy batteries for my camera. And plus my life is decidedly dull. It's much more interesting to look at other people's lives...say for example, a certain Veronica Mars' life...
Veronica Mars - 5/5
I don't care what you think, Veronica Mars is a GOOD tv show. In fact, I'd say it's as good, if not better than Lost...definitely better than smallville, that's fosho.
Basically Veronica Mars is a mystery show...and while the mysteries aren't as mind-boggling as those of Lost, they are deeply satisfying nonetheless. The introduction of each episode's mystery, its development, and finally its climax and resolution, coupled with the hints of each season's mystery are all executed with superb style and effectiveness. There is not a single episode that I did not enjoy from the first season.
The mysteries aren't all either. The characters are extremly well-crafted, and throughout the first season went through tremendous character development. You can relate to the characters pretty easily. Sometimes I think I know them better than I know some of my friends...though not any of you who are reading this I'm sure :P
Last season's storyline was excellent, with Veronica Mars discovering her best friend's killer. I totally did not see that coming...the identity of the killer that is. It'll blow your mind.
I watched the second season premiere last night, and it has met my high expectations for this show. Hey, even Buffy creator Joss Whedon has bountiful praise for the show, so you know it's got to be good! WATCH IT.
Sadly, UPN hates itself so it's airing Veronica Mars against competitors like Lost. Those idiots. Still, hopefully UPN will see that axing Veronica will be the biggest mistake of its life.

There's nothing funny about a good show like this being underappreciated! You don't know what you're missing!

...what, not all the captions have to be sarcastically lame. Some can be for advertisment!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Television's Forsaken

So...I was looking forward to a sunday of fun and more fun with new episodes of Family Guy and Simpsons.

...Instead, I was horrified to discover that neither series would be airing new episodes. And they just started their new seasons too. Those bastards.

...and on saturday, i was further horrified to further discover that Justice League was not new either.

...well, technically since Saturday was before Sunday, I guess i wasn't really "further" discovering...

...and then Benson told me that the season premiere of Veronica Mars had already aired...and that I had missed it.

...yes, my life revolves around tv.

Just to spice things up, here's some animated nudity! Oh yes, everybody loves animated nudity!

Take me back, please! I can't live without you, you big tub of lard, you!

I swear, Peter strips every single episode. There hasn't been a single episode of Family guy in a looooong time where Peter retains his clothing. What is the dealio with that? Not that big tubs of lard aren't arousing...oops, did I just say that out loud.