★ Give Him Some Credit

Who really pays attention to those signs that homeless people hold up. They’re made with Sharpies and cardboard and most of the time illegible. Today, I was at the corner of Palm Ave. and Saturn Blvd. and I saw the most innovative signs ever held by a bum. The quality of his signs made me question whether he was a bum or just doing this for the heck of it. They were on white poster board with bright vinyl letters. That’s not the best part. He had multiple signs, one with the standard, “I’m poor, please help.” He then started flashing his different signs and I couldn’t help but smile and laugh. His other signs stated, “Wanted: Old widow. Offering: 1. Heart still beating. 2. Taking Viagara” Another said, “At least I’m not spamming your email.” And a third, “Next bum, 20.3 miles.” I wanted to give the guy some money, just for being different. But all I had was the change in my change drawer, and dammit, that guy deserved at least a dollar.

★ It’s Been Awhile

To replace my aging v60, I got a new phone. I had my heart set on the v60’s successor, the v600, but it was a little too expensive. I knew that I wanted a phone with Bluetooth, so I got a Sony Ericsson T616. I decided to stay with AT&T, mainly because it got bought out by Cingular. Over the past year, the service and coverage has gone from average to below average to almost poor. Now that I’ve had my phone for a couple days, the service has been better than it was before. The effects of the merger have already started to take place. Cingular pops up on the screen from time to time while I drive, then reverts back to AT&T. It’s like having the coverage of two service providers. The Bluetooth is also very cool. Instead of manually typing in all my phone numbers, I used iSync to transfer my address book on my computer to my phone. Now whenever someone calls, a window pops up on my computer asking me if I want to answer, send them straight to voicemail, or not accept. I can also SMS or dial directly from my computer. Oh yea, it has a camera too.

On Friday, we (Joe, Rochelle, Ronald, Ellen, Phillip, and Lisa) celebrated Mira’s birthday at Zip Fusion, a pretty good sushi place in Little Tokyo. Nevermind, it’s damn good. Huge portions and a trendy, yet warm, setting. Happy 23rd Mira. And yes, sake bombs are supposed to have beer.

: Recycled Air by The Postal Service from the album Give Up

★ I Lag Pt. 2

Since no one could figure out my what was wrong with my Javascript, I decided to scrap that album and start all over. I actually like the new one better than the one I tried to do. I’ve seen a couple people do their albums like this and decided to try making my own. So here it is. Enjoy.