Q) Tell us five people that mean a lot to you

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!!

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.

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Enough iPhone Apps!

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


Damn you, iPhone!

June 20, 2007:

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

The Nerd Bet

Last Night on AIM:

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: 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
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: 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

The morning after...



Fall Quarter 2005

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-.

biggrin smilie

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.

chill smilie
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.
gayhehe smilie
) exams were easy and the 20 page research paper was a breeeeeeze. finished with an A.
bigthumbup smilie

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%.

happysad smilie
the class average for the 2nd exam was a 50% too...but this time i scored a 28%.
oh smilie
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!!!

happyfawk smilie

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."

wtf smilie
these pathetic things??? here i am, standing in front of Ms. Weight-Lifting of OC, getting complimented for my arms.
confused smilie
"you have great calves too."
uhh smilie
i do???

she's cool though. finished with an A.

yababy smilie

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.

oh smilie
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.

trophy smilie

so yeah, a very productive quarter...i'm officially left with 7 classes before i graduate!!

woohoo smilie

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.

yababy smilie

oh yeah, the night before, some of the guys got drunk and snuck onto campus, knocking on the doors of freshmen in the dorms.

rofl smilie
wish i was there for that.


many of you guys know about my drama this past quarter. pretty lame but whatevers...i know who my real friends are because of it.

speaking of real friends...

Amy's Wedding

ahh yes, good times with the 577 crew in mexico. my god, that was a long ass fucking drive butt it was soooo worth it.

congratulations again, amy!!

Sausage Fest 2005

the greatest thanksgiving tradition ever!!! ten dudes, one house, unlimited alcohol.

Food Journal Entries

here's a quick rundown of my food journal entries this past quarter.

  • Cheesesteaks @ Philly's Best »this place is freakin' awesome!!! they ship the ingredients straight from philly...can't get any more authentic than that outside of philly.
  • Mongolian BBQ @ Claremont »
  • Bacon Pineapple BBQ Pizza @ Papa Johns »
  • Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddle »
  • Teriyaki Bowls & California Rolls @ Jinza Teriyaki »
  • Chicken Bowls @ Yoshinoya »
  • Deep Fried Snickers, Twinkies and Oreos

What I'm Listening To...

lotsa R&B this quarter.

  • Dru Hill - These Are the Times
  • Ryan Cabrera - Photo
  • Drop N Harmony - It's Over
  • Default - Found My Way Out
  • Kevon Edmonds - Move It Slow
  • Joe - Understand

Quote of the Moment

ganked from daniel (cpp)'s profile:

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!!!

How I spent my summer vacation v.2005

// 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.

chill smilie

classes were actually really cool too, even though they were all freakin' freshmen classes.

oh smilie
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.

headbang smilie

(on a sidenote, i slept in on the fisrt 40 minutes of my history exam.

oh smilie
but the cool thing is i still pulled out with a B.
yababy smilie

almost everyday after class i'd kick it at the pool with chin, where he would teach me the art of the bellyflop.

biggrin smilie

we even collaborated on the invention of the backflop.

bowdown smilie

the crappy nights in my crappy apartment are finally over with. i'm finally living in the village with a buncha montecito crew OGs.

bigthumbup smilie

for phoebe's birthday, chin hooked us up with tickets for disneyland.

biggrin smilie

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.

cheers smilie

beginning of september, the highlight of my summer, was eating white castle julie's wedding.

aww smilie

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)

Songs of the Moment

  • Craig David - Hypnotic
  • Jane's Addiction - Superhero (Entourage Theme)
  • Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends
  • Switchfoot - The Setting Sun
  • The Ataris - In This Diary

Munchies in NorCal

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!!

Dim Sum!!!

Pizza!!! -- yeah yeah, i suck at taking pictures.

oh smilie

Best of Thai Noodle

this rotee stuff is HELLA good. its like a pancake with sweet stuff splooged all over:

gotta love the tempura banana with icecream:

i heart norcal.

biggrin smilie

More Pictures...

Spring Break '05

// 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.

naughty smilie

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.

naughty smilie
Its funny when you watch a stoner try to act all sober while talking to parents.
gayhehe smilie

It was a chill afternoon to bond with the fellas.

naughty smilie

It wasn't long enough

naughty smilie

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.

naughty smilie

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.

naughty smilie
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.
oh smilie
All I want is my first time to be special.
naughty smilie

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.

naughty smilie

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.

naughty smilie


  • unlimited renting from blockbuster online is the shiznat, especially if you rent a new dvd on the daily basis.
    bigthumbup smilie
  • mark got a 30" lcd monitor for his computer.
    omg smilie
    its soooooo BIG!!!
    naughty smilie
  • totinos thin crisp pizza are the shiznat. its damn good to find flavors that i grew up on here in the states.
    coold smilie

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.