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Some better things recently:

- went to California Extreme, a convention of pinball and classic arcade games
- saw one of my favorite directors, Johnnie To, give a talk at SFMOMA
- randomly received free dinner and something else free/nice that I forgot
- passed a promotion interview, so now I'm Advanced Associate/Division Advisor
- visited Angel Island again. I think I really like being near/on water.
- was able to stand in the home pub of the Bay Area Gooners and watch Arsenal win the first match of the season!

would have been able to finish my short film too if the headset mic was better. Need to research and buy an actual microphone now. Also need to go through so many photos...
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so many things going on in the world but my life somehow skitters back and forth and forward

went to Napa Valley wine country for the food on my birthday earlier this month. Here is my flickr album but you can see some of the food on this page of my tags rn.

still have to go through Father's Day photos because we went to a Puerto Rican restaurant and I really like Puerto Rican food that goes beyond rice and beans. give me all the plaintains (and gas pain)

so...Euro 2016...some very interesting results. So great to watch Iceland. Still rooting for Germany of course (#11 scores! aw the memories), and France can be here and there. Poland sometimes catches my interest. too bad for Ireland and some other underdogs but at least they got good wins. haha England. at least it seems like the worst fans left before the round of 16. usually don't root for Italy but (sorry to fans) I was glad they knocked out Spain.

didn't get to see much of Copa America because of work
I did see the last US win, as well as a replay of much of a certain 7-0 game...
on Sunday, I was at PF Chang's bar during my work lunch hour (technically dinner but whatever). The mall was closed but the restaurants outside weren't.
Before the store closed, I saw one or two people in various club shirts, but someone passed by in a Dortmund jersey with Reus on the back and I was like !!! Made me wonder if I would have ended up supporting Dortmund if I started watching soccer later...especially since I like these Polish players (though one was eaten up by Bayern like so many) instead of trying to catch the odd game of unfortunate Bremen...
anyways while I was eating I heard "R U Mine?" play overhead and I was like yesssss. and then I saw on the ESPN news ticker that the Copa America final was about to end overtime and go to penalty kicks and I asked them to switch the TV channel so I could see. And Messi missed! I don't like or hate him or anything it's just a surprise.

wasn't able to get tickets for the Arsenal - MLS All-Stars game, but I'll check again before the match, and if not, I'll go to a place near the stadium to watch with fans.

oh, now I have a videocamera and tripod of my own! also updated my phone because my old hand-me downs became too troublesome. We'll see if I can get myself to be more productive with time and tech. Also going to see if I can use my gift card to get a dolly for the tripod.

btw two of the online compliments for the store where I work thanked me by name for my service!

sometime I'll get to the Penny Dreadful finale. heard it was disappointing but I'm not too invested and the show was often inconsistent anyways. Animal Kingdom started ok but I didn't finish the 2nd episode because it wasn't special enough, besides some good acting, for me to actually carve out time to watch. Orphan Black had an overall solid fourth season, and I'm trying out Thirteen on its BBC America airdates.

still catching up verrrrry slowly on Okkupert, Adventure Time, and Manhattan (I was waiting until I had enough free credits to "purchase" official stream episodes). Waiting out the hype on other shows I haven't tried yet, but maybe I'll start Gomorrah, Detectorists, Bojack Horseman, The Night Of, or Wentworth. Maybe some Japanese or Korean shows or whatever's waiting in my watchlists/bookmarks/drafts. Found that my libraries have more connections to streaming sites that make it easier and actually legal to stream some movies, TV, and books that are hard to find.
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I also earned pay raises at my two part-time/temp jobs. If only they were full-time!

My list of five favorite classic cinematographers was posted on YAM-Mag!

and yesterday I managed to make a run on the construction-filled UC Davis campus, from the Mondavi Center to the Memorial Union, in seven minutes! Wearing Keds-type shoes! so I could feel pebbles and construction gravel through my shoes! but it didn't matter! because I was blasting Nico Vega's "Beast" on my phone in my bag! and I managed to catch the bus before the driver left one minute before he was supposed to leave!

This week, I made a ton of sales at my subscription calling job, and everyone tried to catch up, haha. Also, one of my co-workers thought I was meowing and another coworker suddenly started meowing "Eye of the Tiger" and then belted "it's the- meow of the tiger, it's the thrill..."
...yup. Singing is one of the ways we dealt with the stress of possibly not making goal this week. but some of us stayed a little later and then we beat goal.
Later, I joined a coworker in singing "Under the Sea" and had a braintwin moment with another coworker about Elmo's goldfish in "Elmo's World." We also had enough food this Saturday to put together a good lunch to eat while calling.

Too bad I wasn't able to see Arsenal win twice this week too.
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I guess it would be more realistic to resume job searching after Thanksgiving?

So here are links to other things on the internet.

Ficathon if you're so inclined. Any fandom, RPF even, have fun.

"My movie alphabet" meme: Mine consists of some favorite faces from older cinema.

Submitted a few posts to the Noirvember tag, and my old Film Noir infographic from last year now has at least 345 notes! haha that might sound sad but I'll take what I can get.

Spent wayyyy too much time trying to make an Elysium cast graphic, but I gave up and just posted a photoset instead.

Finally, Arsenal! I wish I could have been awake to see the North London derby, but at least I saw the Champions League game today.

Oh, and if I was making a Christmas list, I'd put Kaizers Orchestra's 2001 album Ompa til du dør on it. I've known them for a while, but I've been playing songs from that album a lot lately. For a taste, check here.
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welp, Arsenal...

at least Werder Bremen won!


14 July 2012 18:08
chrryblssmninja: (me)
Two things making me happy right now:

1) A little bit of dried lavender in my breakfast oatmeal made it extra delicious!

2) Game of Thrones season 3 casting!

I haven't checked the Saturday updates from Comic Con yet.


:( RVP?


I am crying irl
snotty tears

ETA 2: oh and I'm writing a novel
chrryblssmninja: (Littlefishyface_lightbulb)
argh you Internet Explorer commercial

now I can't stop playing this song in my head

This is an article I just wrote on reading in a second language.

yay Arsenal

photos I took Wednesday:

New photos start here, then click left on the photostream.

more things you may have seen via my tumblr:

apple cider oatmeal

updated films and books lists, as well as an ongoing ranking of the 2010's movies I've seen.
chrryblssmninja: (applejack nod icon)
The Arsenal game was too early for me to watch yesterday, but one of the local cable sports channels aired a delayed broadcast this night, and I'm so glad I was able to watch.
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I was able to watch Arsenal, Werder Bremen, and the San Jose Earthquakes win today!

We've been carless for a week and doing alright so far. Davis is a fine town for walking, so even if we miss a bus and have to walk twenty minutes somewhere, it isn't bad.

I've also got my online life more or less together. Now I'm able to check flist and Blogger every day, and after unfollowing three people (not from LJ), I can now get through my dash twice in a night instead of taking a week to slog through it all. I don't even have to go on Tumblr during the day, which happens often when I'm both job-searching and leaving home early to walk/take the bus for errands.

Now to just get a stable job and finish some video/writing projects.

- - -

Something of linguistic interest from the Hetalia comm: a discussion on Prussian language/accent.

I also filled out the application to be a blogger/correspondent for MYX-Rated, an entertainment show on the Asian-American-oriented MYX cable channel.

Fall 2011 US TV show grid
an alphabetical list for all US returning and new shows
Doctor Who continues until October 1
September 13 - Ringer - alert for my mom, who's a fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar
September 15 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
September 18 - Downton Abbey
September 22 - Community
September 23 - Fringe, An Idiot Abroad
September 25 - Boardwalk Empire
November 11 - Misfits
not sure if I should give American Horror Story a try. October 5 on FX.
I don't feel like trying any other shows at the moment, although I am wondering if there are any good superhero cartoons I should try out.
I'm catching up on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Avatar: The Last Airbender then Adventure Time is on my to-watch list.
The Mercury Men is a fun retro sci-fi webseries from Syfy with cool black-and-white cinematography.

returning in 2012:
Being Human, Southland (January 17), Game of Thrones, The Hour, Suits (which I need to catch up on btw), Sherlock
interesting new shows to premiere 2012: Alcatraz, Awake, The River

- - -

Finally: the most tasteful image I've seen for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
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I wore my Arsenal shirt outside today.

Game of Thrones was good.

My family got TFC (The Filipino Channel) last week and I'm tired of the same promos playing repeatedly.

Here is a horse I saw on Saturday.

I have some cool ideas for short stories about assassins. However, as you might tell from this post, I can only write a little at a time.

Finally, via [ profile] buongiornodaisy:

ETA: Mike Relm made a Doctor Who remix!
chrryblssmninja: (walkingdoodle_downtonabbey)
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Arsenal: um. Well. I hope Djourou will be alright.
Werder Bremen: It's a point? Great goal, but things got pushy on both sides.

There are so many videos of the Japan earthquake on TV and I can't watch them for longer than 30 seconds. If you or someone you know is considering donating to relief efforts, [ profile] samn suggested Direct Relief.

With this and the Christchurch quake, I'm wondering about upcoming plate activity.

A happier topic: So many movies one could stream.
Check the links - some are out of date.
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Happy Birthday to [ profile] neo_valkyrie and [ profile] timewaslost!

how does this Polyvore thing work

here's what I tried )

lol I spent 12:30 AM to 5 AM:
- first in the virtual dressing room at the H&M site
- then trying to figure out Polyvore
- trying and failing to figure out the code to post it to Tumblr

The Arsenal game started, so I watched that while cleaning up. It was 2-0 when I fell asleep, so I was happy. Good thing I didn't stay up for the second half, haha
chrryblssmninja: (girlyb_icons_gasstation)
Happy Birthday to [ profile] malinowy and [ profile] nodancetonight!

and Happy Belated Birthday to [ profile] sammet, [ profile] alegorico, and anyone else I missed...

This was a nap dream I had on Monday:
In a night-time scene, either on Earth or another planet, there was a scoreboard for the Arsenal - Albion game. The video scoreboard was introduced by the guys from Merlin.

Soon, a tiny green alien saw the final score and got into such a rage that he got in his flying saucer and flew into space, which was full of traffic.

Then he started shouting everywhere in alien language.

Then I woke up.

Hey, Arsenal won its game. Werder, pooh, I saw little offense push from you. Toluca, you lost a CONCACAF Champions League game to a Puerto Rican team? That David Horst guy on loan from Real Salt Lake seems good, though.
I also watched some Street League Skateboarding yesterday. I'm liking Shane O'Neill and Nyjah Houston - they have flair and take risks.

I also continue to like Boardwalk Empire.
chrryblssmninja: (crownedroyals_teddyeyes)
Happy Birthday to [ profile] kiratollan!

I was about to go to the website to stream the Arsenal game and then I fell asleep. I only woke up when I missed a call for my work, which was 5 MINUTES AFTER THE GAME ENDED.

So I had to call the person back. Luckily his recorded number still worked.

Then I found out that THE GAME WAS A 6-0 WIN.




But late nights can lead, creative things.

Like this thing I made two nights ago that's surprising me by getting a ton of notes on Tumblr:

L is for the way you look at brie

O is for the odor wafting free

V for very, very

cultivated dairy

E is ever more

the calcium source that I adore

and love’s a lactic product - yes it’s true

love’s maybe not meant to share for two


two in love just ate it

take parmesan and please just grate it

‘cause love’s a cheese I made for you!

- - - - -

I don't even know.
chrryblssmninja: (electric_kite_teamwaffle)
Currently watching Arsenal's first preseason match, 63 minutes in with 3-0 against Barnet. Jackyboy's really good at thinking while running.

the next preseason fixtures:

July 21, Sturm Graz, UPC-Arena, Graz, Austria
July 27, Neusiedl 1919, Sportzentrum Neusiedl, Austria.
July 31, AC Milan, Emirates Cup.
August 1, Celtic, Emirates Cup.
August 7, Legia Warsaw, Stadion P, Warsaw.

If any of you new World Cup fans are interested in getting into watching clubs, the Emirates Cup might be a good place to start, with a selection of teams from various leagues.

as for my other European club, Werder Bremen, there's the German Cup tournament (preseason matches between Bundesliga teams) and a Fulham preseason game I know of.

Özil: I Want to Fulfill My Contract
I hope Mesut stays, at least this season!

I also follow Sampdoria a bit because they're totally random, but haha I don't think there will be streams for their preseason
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Currently watching the Arsenal - Man City and Werder Bremen - Koln games

If any [ profile] gunnergirls are reading this right now, please join the Arsespam if you can! (I know some of you are watching on TV and can't liveblog)

aww Aaron Hunt being all chatty with Podolski as they leave the pitch

ETA: aha this Greek stream just had a pretty good promo for The Pacific

and then an ad advertising the "Lost in LA...using surf guitars on the soundtrack yeahhh

and now this weird ad where guys are flying (like, with their hands) in a Top Gun parody
it's for Axe
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My manager has been an Arsenal fan for ten years.
chrryblssmninja: (malleabile_shoshannanitrate)


ETA: my stream went funny during that red card moment, so I'm not really sure it was deserved

so I feel really weird about the 2-2 tie goal


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