Sunday, March 28, 2010


so yesterday was my one year anniversary with state farm. i can't believe it's already been a year since i've started working there. my new boss gave me an envelope with a hand written card and a keychain from the boss's boss's boss. i put the card on my desk and i proudly put my keys on the keychain. this past year flew by. i definitely learned a lot, met a lot of interesting people and started my life as a grownup.

yesterday, i went to camarillo for this work party at andy's new house. candrew and i stopped by the outlets, and i got three polos and a button-up short sleeve for pretty cheap. my wardrobe definitely needed a boost for the transition from winter clothes to spring/summer clothes. i'm still lacking in a lot respects, (dressier work clothes, jeans, khaki's), but i'm going to hold off on those until i lose some weight. the work party was pretty low-key. candrew and i got a bunch of beers and a bottle of vodka/sake ? that was cool because it lit up, but hardly anyone drank. we just ate and played pictionary where candrew and i dominated. still, we left around 1130/12 and got home at 1.. >_<

today i took the jack3d i got for the first time and went to 24. i started off with a wimpy version of "fran" doing the thrusters with a 35 lbs barbell and pulldowns at 70 lbs. it took me about four pretty intense minutes, and i definitely felt winded/tired/demoralized by the end. after that i just did random bullshit [one or two sets of different body parts] for 20-25 minutes until i couldn't take it anymore. i think sleeping at 4am last night could have a part of why my workout was so short. also, doing the ritual earlier that day. still, since i don't have any physics class this week [spring break woot!] i'm going to try to work out everyday or at least pretty much every day and hit wimpy versions of crossfit's benchmarks. man, i really need to quit smoking too.

either jack3d or working out had some really awesome benefits today. i came home feeling like shit, but after taking a shower, eating some fruits and taking some protein powder.. i got a lot done. i cleaned my room, cleaned out my car, organized my desk, bought some hdmi cables online.. basically did a bunch of things i've been putting off for a while. i can't wait until i get healthier and thus have more energy/initiative even after weaning myself off the jack3d.

so paternal relations have been pretty good, and so i decided to use my dad's premiere techniques on him. i declared to him on saturday, "i'm not going to talk to you until you read siddhartha". i felt like an idiot because when i said it in korean, it sounded pretty awkward, i think i conjugated the verb wrong. i'm kind of scared because he's really good giving the silent treatment, and i'm really bad at it. pretty much every time it happens i'm the one who pesters him until he responds. still, this whole day i haven't said a word to him or even made eye contact. wish me luck!!

shoot, i wanted to tabulate my spending for the past two months, but i'm pooped.. time to hit the sack early so i can wake up tmrw..

Monday, March 22, 2010


finally it's here, and there's so much more daylight. i've been looking forward to it all winter.

for the past month, my eye has been twitching when i get less than 7 hours of sleep. this is annoying, especially when you're in a meeting with your boss.

i have a new boss. he is much quicker at getting back to me and DWHSHW, but talks a lot and seems like a rubber stamp. i wonder what my raise is going to look like this year.

being a grownup is a process for sure. haven't done my taxes yet, but my mom's pressuring me to buy a house. i wouldn't mind since she'd front the 20%, but i don't know if housing prices are gonna go up enough in a few years to justify putting myself in six figure debt.

i bought a wii and a ps3. but i don't have enough time to play ffxiii or fallout 3. this makes me sad.

i've been splurging this past month though since November or so i've been semi frugal. i've have enough to put the max for a year into a IRA, but i'm heistant to do so cause then i'd be broke. mammoth trip put be back more than $300, i got a snowboarding jacket for $120 [honestly thinking about taking advantage of REI's return policy and returning it] , and although i don't have to pay the full amount until a year and a half from now, i still spent like $800 on the ps3 and wii. also i spent some dough on fees and textbooks for physics.

i'm taking physics at fjc. kind of random. i was doing really well in the class but i've been slipping these past couple weeks. still, i can get an a if i shape up. i like this professor's mindset. he knows most jc kids don't have study skills and procrastinate. solution? have a "exam" every week and a quiz every week. this way it's tougher to fall behind cause it reflects in your current grades.

i saw wilmar and sarah and some other 'tones this past weekend. it was nice hearing some good accapella, even though the judging was bullshit. also seeing old 'tones faces and hearing their voices.. it's been a while.

stuff i've been listening to:
minus the bear - my time
-finally, a minus the bear song where you can hear the bass
paramore - playing god, brick by boring brick
-love the lyrics and chorus to playing god. brick by boring brick is just so catchy
kings of convenience - homesick, misread, i'd rather dance with you
-kind of soft, soothing music. i love the lyrics to homesick, especially when i'm driving to work and dreading the day
phoenix - 1901, fences
-lol cadillac commercial
alicia keyes - love is blind
-i like how she changes her voice for this song, and how dark it sounds too
nicole willis and the soul investigators - soul investigators theme, keep reachin' up, blues downtown
-can't believe these songs were recorded in the 2000s, sounds like a blast from the past


god, blogging is nice. why did i stop?