Here are my "less obvious but still really important to me" guys:
Stan -- My closest friend from high school. We've come a long way since our awkwardly silent two-hour bus ride together for the sophomore retreat, hahah. You're one of the handful of guys that I can legit tell EVERYTHING to. Even though we're both struggling to figure out how to make it in "the real world," I know you got my back...and you know I got yours.
Chris P. -- We both want to make our marks on this world, and you constantly remind me to not settle for anything til we've done it. When I'm running low on inspiration, you always manage to inspire me.
Darwin G. -- My fuckin' awesome college roommate. We had everything in common, man. So many good times. We've completely lost touch since then but you taught me valuable skills that led me to where I am today. You helped me make something of myself and I'll be forever grateful.
Mr. Guillot -- My middle school english teacher...but you taught me SO MUCH MORE than just that -- You taught me to find my own voice; to shine my own inner light. You taught me you how to express my true self in writing. You taught me how to be ME.
Dr. McGeough -- We talked for no longer than 5 minutes but you changed my life forever. You gave me a chance when nobody else would...when even my own college advisors gave up on me. I had flunked out of school...but you got me back in, and I got nothing but A's and B's til I finally graduated.
Of course I have nothin' but love for Mom, Dad, my brothers, UDH, Webb, CPP, BTVfam, TGB and music fam. <3
Thank you, everyone, for all the birthday wishes! I feel so young turning 21 again for the 7th straight year! My phone would NOT stop buzzing all day cuz of all the @replies, facebook notifications, tumblr posts and text messages...birthdays like yesterday remind me how blessed I am.
Hopefully I got everyone in here that gave me a shoutout (over 240!?!). Love you all! <33
melmyfinger: okay steve, we get the fucking point about the fucking iphone apps sherwin: lol ya serious sherwin: are they going to go thru every fucking app sherwin: my friend just wrote sherwin: "ok so the iphone runs apps now. i get it" melmyfinger: hahah melmyfinger: how long is this keynote supposed to be? sherwin: most are an hour right sherwin: wouldn't it be so rad sherwin: if there's nothing to intro sherwin: it's just all an app show melmyfinger: apple's stock would drop so fucking low melmyfinger: "one more thing.....no new iphone" sherwin: go home fanboys melmyfinger:stock plunges instantly sherwin: and then he whips out his dick sherwin: and pees on the front row melmyfinger: hahahahahahahaha
melmyfinger: you play with the iPhone yet? swisher59: lol not yet but my friend just bught one today melmyfinger: i just got back from Fashion Island melmyfinger: apple store was packed melmyfinger: it's pretty slick, mang melmyfinger: they keyboard is gonna take some getting used to if i got one swisher59: ya swisher59: so you played with it swisher59: worth it? melmyfinger: i wouldn't buy it melmyfinger: not right now melmyfinger: i'd wait for a major revision at least melmyfinger: the internet was lagging like crazy swisher59: probably a huge influx of users really swisher59: edge is gay anyway melmyfinger: yah mon melmyfinger: when they support 3G or whatever melmyfinger: and knock off $100, i'll consider it swisher59: i love mytreo though swisher59: i'll run that into the ground swisher59: until iphone has gps
August 8, 2007:
melmyfinger: man, the iphone is such a stupid investment melmyfinger: so damn expensive melmyfinger: but i got one anyways swisher59: LOL swisher59: funny you say that... swisher59: cause... swisher59: i feel like this is iphone anonymous melmyfinger: hahaha melmyfinger: you got one too? swisher59: actually i have the cash in my pocket right now swisher59: i'm going to the store in 15 minutes swisher59: ironic huh
melmyfinger: i'm goin with...leopard, new monitor w/ isight (24" and other sizes), airport extreme 2 and...iphone melmyfinger: cingular swisher59: IPHONE IS A MYTH swisher59: lol swisher59: i DO NOT believe it's real melmyfinger: it will come swisher59: all these leaks are smoke and mirrors melmyfinger: tomorrow is a longshot, but it will come swisher59: cmon ipod phone? get the fuck out of here swisher59: the market would suck for it swisher59: unless you can get an awesome ipod AND an awesome phone together swisher59: biatch, please. melmyfinger: i still believe melmyfinger: two batteries, one for music and the other for the phone melmyfinger: i don't think they'll support mobile itunes shoppping yet swisher59: IT'S NOT REAL MEL swisher59: lol swisher59: OPEN YOUR EYES melmyfinger: but maybe a way to browse, bookmark songs and then download later upon sync swisher59: I REFUSE TO BELIEVE swisher59: k how about this melmyfinger: you're just saying that so when it does come out, you'll shit your pants with excitement
swisher59: okay how about this swisher59: if i win swisher59: your blog has to say, in its first post headline swisher59: I LOVE COCK. GO TO SHERWINFONG.COM, HE ROCKS! melmyfinger: hahahahaa swisher59: and if i lose i'll do the opposite, i spose? although you get more traffic :-( melmyfinger: you on facebook too? swisher59: LOL swisher59: ruh roh swisher59: okay facebook bet melmyfinger: i get your blog, your myspace blog and your facebook status message melmyfinger: and vice versa melmyfinger: I LOVE COCK. GO TO MELMYFINGER.COM. HE ROCKS! swisher59: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH melmyfinger: and no explaining that it's a bet until 24 hours after you post
melmyfinger: apple will announce a telephony device tomorrow swisher59: k, it's on swisher59:online shake melmyfinger:online shake
yeah yeah, i've been neglecting my blog for the past several weeks. for those of you that are feeling mel my finger withdrawal, here's what i've been up to:
entrepeneurship class (EBZ306) was aight. i had the professor in the past and he knows i know my shit. finished with an A-.
internet law class (FRL410) was cool. class was mostly computer geeks like me, along with a nice ratio of girls. lotsa times our discussions went off track and bunch of us tech saavy guys ended up talking about the not-so-legal stuff we've done on the internet. on a side note, the classroom's theromostat was broken, so the whole quarter we were freezing our asses off. (oh yeah, on another sidenote...god bless hard nipples. ) exams were easy and the 20 page research paper was a breeeeeeze. finished with an A.
finance class (FRL301) was a biaaaatch!! i retook the professor that completely and utterly failed me for the prerequisite finance class. the entire grading system was based on 3 exams. the first exam i got a 51%. :down: but hey, the class average was a 50%. the class average for the 2nd exam was a 50% too...but this time i scored a 28%. i know the professor curves at the end of the quarter, so basically i had one last chance -- the final exam. i studied my ass off and...
i got a 100%!! in your mouth, biaaaaatch!!!
volleyball class is always fun. my original volleyball coach was laid off so we ended up with the weight-lifting coach. my god, she has to be the buffest woman i've even met. i got pretty tight with her...but it wierded me out when she started saying things like "you have great arms." these pathetic things??? here i am, standing in front of Ms. Weight-Lifting of OC, getting complimented for my arms. "you have great calves too." i do???
she's cool though. finished with an A.
basketball class is always fun too...except this quarter, i sprained my ankle and i was out for 5 weeks. get this: i sprained my ankle walking to the gym to play basketball. walking. i stepped into a pot hole and totally jacked up my right ankle. butt its all good because when i got back, my team, Monstars Part II, marched onwards to our second straight championship. Spring 2005 & Fall 2005 Champs, baby!! that brings me to a total of 13 seasons, 5 finals appearances and 4 championships for me.
so yeah, a very productive quarter...i'm officially left with 7 classes before i graduate!!
5-Year Highschool Reunion
i forgot to make a post about this...but i had my 5-year reunion at Webb in october. i hardly took any pics but it was really chill seeing a bunch of familiar faces again. seriously, a bunch of these faces i haven't seen since graduation (or should i say, the after-grad party). one highlight was getting drunk with the dean.
oh yeah, the night before, some of the guys got drunk and snuck onto campus, knocking on the doors of freshmen in the dorms. wish i was there for that.
A great teacher once told me that your personality and character should be comprised of what you Like and Love, not that which you dislike and hate. Dwelling on these things only allows them to consume you. There are a lot of things to hate....but what a waste of life.
that's all for now. have a very merry christmas, stay away from yellow snow and use protection!!!
// ah man, the first day of class...summer is officially over. just a quick recap for shits and giggles.**one new toy that kept me entertained throughout the summer was my new digi cam. this baby entertained me when i was alone for several nights.
classes were actually really cool too, even though they were all freakin' freshmen classes. i've been pushing back my public speaking class for years because i dreaded the subject, but i managed to make the best of the situation with my speeches (How to Gain Weight Fast, Imperfection).
once again i maintained my straight A's and B's.
(on a sidenote, i slept in on the fisrt 40 minutes of my history exam. but the cool thing is i still pulled out with a B. )
almost everyday after class i'd kick it at the pool with chin, where he would teach me the art of the bellyflop.
we even collaborated on the invention of the backflop.
the crappy nights in my crappy apartment are finally over with. i'm finally living in the village with a buncha montecito crew OGs.
for phoebe's birthday, chin hooked us up with tickets for disneyland.
towards the end of august, some of the saudi crew was back in the states so we had a little saudi shindig at my place.
beginning of september, the highlight of my summer, was eating white castlejulie's wedding.
last weekend, mike and i decided to road trip over to arizona to visit chelsea. maaaan, that was a long ass drive...but it was worth it. (sorry, we only managed to take a very few pics)
the whole weekend was shibbying and munchies...shibbying tends to "enhance" food so much that it wouldn't be right for me to give ratings as it would all be skewed towards 5 smilies anyways. (hell, i would've rated isabelle's carrots & icecream a 5 from 2 summers ago). anyways, on to the pics!!
Top Dog -- i recommend the standard top dog and the hot link!!
The Best F'ing Donut Evar!!! -- probably because i was shibbied out of my mind.
Steve's BBQ in the Asian Ghetto -- i recommend the bbq beef/chicken or pork.
Na'an N Curry -- gotta love the indian food!!
Pizza!!! -- yeah yeah, i suck at taking pictures.
Best of Thai Noodle
this rotee stuff is HELLA good. its like a pancake with sweet stuff splooged all over:
// just for fun, let's see what happens when i dedicate a post to excessive use of the naughty smilie...
Hangin' with the Webb homies
The 17th was Walter's birthday so Joe, Jose, Stan and I went to visit his grave. I've seen Joe and Stan a few times the past few months, but I hadn't seen Jose in like a year and a half. The last time I saw him was in Santa Monica and it was the first time I played beer pong. Hell, it was the first time I ever got drunk off beer!! Ah man, those were good times.
We were all chillin' in the memorial park, catchin' up on old times and then Stan felt it was time to smoke out. It was chill but then all of a sudden Walter's parents showed up. Its funny when you watch a stoner try to act all sober while talking to parents.
It was a chill afternoon to bond with the fellas.
It wasn't long enough
I didn't really have a spring break this year. Cal Poly and Mt. Sac's breaks were off-set so when everyone went out, I was left behind with a couple classes and an exam @ Mt. Sac. It's all good though cuz I had a lot of me time to myself...you know, catch up on reading and stuff.
After my exam @ Mt. Sac, I headed home and chilled with family the rest of the break. My parents are still in town cuz pops has to continue his radiation treatment for a few more weeks.
The ever elusive trip to Disneyland
Man, one thing about breaks is its always the best time to do stuff...but its also the hardest to organize because everyone's home doing their own thing. All I wanted was to have a magical afternoon with Elisa, Joyce and Meliss. First we planned to go on Tuesday, butt that got shut down cuz of rain up the ass. Then we tried to plan it for Saturday and that didn't work out either. All I want is my first time to be special.
Back into Cal Poly??
Well, spring quarter starts @ Cal Poly tomorrow and technically I'm still not a student. I managed to pull of a B- in my Managerial Finance class, which is okay. I really wanted at least a solid B butt I couldn't help it....the professor and the girl next to me were too distracting.
Right now I have a C+ in Accounting (Mt. Sac), so tomorrow I'm gonna go talk to the advisor chick. Hopefully this time around, things will go well.
unlimited renting from blockbuster online is the shiznat, especially if you rent a new dvd on the daily basis.
mark got a 30" lcd monitor for his computer. its soooooo BIG!!!
totinos thin crisp pizza are the shiznat. its damn good to find flavors that i grew up on here in the states.
CDs of the Moment
Lifehouse's self-titled album
112's Pleasure & Pain album
Al Green's Everything's Ok album
Always remember that you're special and unique...just like everyone else.