August 7th, 2006

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on returning (to lj)

Hmm, I haven't posted an update here in ... 9 months, wow. I also don't think I've kept up with my friends entries in about two months or so, though I am trying to go back through and read what I've missed.

Anyway, it never seems like there's much to write about anymore, unfortunately. I've moved into a much nicer apartment, one with hardwood floors, one that doesn't shake when buses drive by. It's on the 19th floor and has a nice view of the sewage-polluted Ala Wai canal and (presumably not sewage-polluted) golf course. Perhaps pics later.

I recently purchased a Roomba, one of those little robotic vacuum cleaners. It is like having a puppy around, you track where it is by the sound, and scurry over in a panicked oh-my-god-i-hope-he's-not-chewing-on-an-extension-cord when you hear strange noises.

In other news, I haven't been going surfing quite as much. I guess the whole fighting-for-a-wave thing got tiring, and I guess I just don't feel like courting confrontation in my down time. It's not the most relaxing thing for me, wondering when I will get into my next shouting match.

In its place, I joined the local gym and have been working out about 4-5 times a week. It's not quite like the super chic gym in Seattle, but it gets the job done. In typical meathead-wannabe fashion, I now choke down protein shakes and try to eat 3000 calories a day in order to gain weight with my hyper metabolism.

Took my first sick day ever today. I went to work, did my pre-market routine and just felt horrible, so I left. Some Sudafed, two naps, and Beverly Hills Ninja later, I am feeling a bit better.

Looking forward to visiting iwillcutyou in Seattle in a few weeks, who is apparently destroying his townhouse in order to save it. I think it's been a year since I took time off for a vacation.

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  • Current Mood
    sick
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on pop culture

Pop culture check:

Movies
X-Men 3
Superman Returns
Mission Impossible 3
Clerks II
The Ugly
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Man with the Movie Camera
The Full Monty
The Elephant Man
13 Conversations About One Thing
Punch-Drunk Love
Mulholland Drive
24 Hour Party People
21 Grams
The Ice Storm
About a Boy
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
sex, lies, and videotape


Books
Finished Reading
Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities
John Allen Paulos - A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market
Hermann Hesse - Journey to the East
Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code

Currently Reading
Paul Graham - Hackers and Painters


Music
Best of Bootie 2005
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
Giant Drag - Hearts and Unicorns
Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics 1
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Love is All - 9 Times That Same Song
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - s/t
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Andy Votel - Music To Watch Girls Cry
Andrew Bird - Weather Systems
Oneida - The Wedding
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil - Tropicalia 2
Gonzales - Solo Piano
Cat Power - The Greatest
Rosie Thomas - When We Were Small
Rosie Thomas - If Songs Could Be Held
The Doves - The Last Broadcast
The Microphones - The Glow, pt. 2
Simian - Chemistry Is What We Are
Simian - We Are Your Friends