★ Valentine’s Day, Vegas and More Updates

holy crap its been a week since ive blogged. heres what ive been up to…

thursday

valentines day. instead of being traditional, i skipped the flowers, i ignored the candy, hell, i didnt even bother to make reservations. sometimes the most thoughtful things mean the most, so i thought to myself, what would mean the most to my special someone? so instead of going out and seeing hundreds of couples that night, we stayed in, and had a simple, homemade, candlelit dinner. on the menu, teriyaki salmon with lime, fettucine alfredo and white wine, with beethoven mp3s in the background. my own little italian restaurant. dinner turned out delicious. thank you chelle for my new inspiring photo.

friday

leave for vegas. every year for the past four years, mr. hill and i have gone to las vegas for chinese new year. we go and run around different hotels carrying a dragon and we get paid. pretty cool huh.

today

i think i had my longest day ever today. i spent over 15 hours away from my place. im exhausted and things arent going so well.

ps. sources close to me say that work has begun on You Love Jay v3.0. plans are in the early stages of development, but ill let you know as soon as i hear more about it.

★ Midterms

sunday

study for fluids midterm
study for materials quiz

monday

fluids midterm
finish materials hw

tuesday

mechatronics lab
study for materials midterm

wednesday

materials midterm
buy groceries, do laundry, clean room

this has been an insane past 4 days, but ive weathered the storm. today is ash wednesday and i decided to not watch tv, stop complaining, and stop cursing during lent to try to make me into an even better person. going to vegas this weekend with joe, mira and francis. happy chinese new year. rochelle and her friends will also be in vegas celebrating jills 21st bday.

5 more weeks…

★ Westin Long Beach

saturday

went to the long beach westin to have dinner with rochelle and her mom. seems like her mom is a very important person. all this stuff to do and take care of. bought lotto tickets. rochelle and her mom owe me a car if they win. start studying for fluids midterm. fluids exhibits a pressure drop from two points (it sucks). took a break and went to tapioca express. place where all the irvine fobs hang out. del taco, then its back to newtonian fluids and incompressible flows. good luck me…

★ MAE 106

thursday

MAE 106 midterm. eh, i know i couldve done better. good thing its only 25% of our final grade. our labs have more weight on it, so i guess ill have to depend on my labs and the final to pull at least a B. played ball at middle earth. i hope im not getting old, but im having a hard time keeping up with those first years. how pathetic. dunno why, but ive been feeling kinda out of it lately, sorry kids.

friday

waiting for chelle to get off work…

★ The Block, La Jolla, 360

sorry, but ive been busy the past couple days…i forgot what i did last week, so heres my weekend.

friday

after work, i went to the block with edward, joseph, and mark. ed fixed his phone, and mark got some dickies. oh, and we went to megaburger before that. hung out with rochelle for about an hour, then headed home for san diego

saturday

rochelle came down to visit. we used up the last of our AE gift cards, and went to la jolla to take some pictures for her photography class. i was showing her some of the crazy houses in la jolla when we come across a black on black ferrari 360 spyder. there are no words, in ANY language, to describe the way this car looks, feels and sounds. me and another onlooker coax the driver to floor the accelerator while he left. it didnt take much coaxing. a 360 spyder at full throttle sounds like no other car/machine on this earth. it blends the low rumble of a V8 with the high pitched wail of an F1 inspired race engine. utterly amazing. those crazy italians…
hmm…everytime i go with shellie on her homework escapades, i meet or see something famous or awe inspiring. cool.

sunday

went to church, saw the last play of the super bowl, did laundry, drive back to irvine.

★ Julie, Real World New Orleans

saturday

today started off like any other day. wake up, eat breakfast, take a shower. i then went with rochelle to do her homework, which was to take pictures of stuff for her photography class. pretty damn cool considering all the work my homework consists of solving crazy continuity equations. on our way to HB, we witnessed a rear end take place. we saw the whole thing happen before our eyes. kinda shook us up.

so we get to downtown HB. and while chelle is taking pictures i look up and i see julie from the real world new orleans walking down the street! im like, no way, that cant be her…what the heck is she doing in southern california? so we follow her into the quiksilver store. i swear she knew we were stalking her. she could tell we were starstruck. after stalking her throughout the store, chelle had the courage to go up and talk to her. we found out it WAS her! julie is such a nice person! we talked for like 5 minutes and it wasnt like small talk crap. she commented on my finch shirt and she also told us she was anemic. she also showed us how you can tell! and since rochelle was doing her photography homework, we had a camera on hand, so we took a picture with her! on black and white film too! all in all, she was really cool about it, even though im sure she gets that all the time.

k thats all.

★ Fixit Tickets and Windows XP

tuesday

ive had it coming for awhile now…but i got pulled over for having clear rear turn signals. the funny thing about this whole thing is that i was pulled over by the same officer who pulled rochelle over. for almost the same reason, but she got pulled over for burnt out license plate lights. and after talking to tan, we found out he got pulled over for the same reason, probably by the same officer. dammit officer caruso, im sure your shifts could be better spent protecting the city of irvine from its rampant gangs instead of handing out fix it tickets.

thursday

took me awhile to figure it out, but i upgraded to windows XP. it LOOKS nice, but i still have to see if it really is all that its cracked up to be.

★ Weekend in LA

saturday

went to pomona fairplex for the la computer fair. got myself a cd writer/dvd rom combo. for only 120. thats 60 bucks for each thing that it does. excellent deal. rochelle got a web cam. she can finally live out her american pie dreams. haha. then i went to westwood to watch becoming nsync. then…i dont remember what else happened when we got back to joes apt. everyone…alcohol is BAD!

today

i bought my first dvds today. i got the matrix and boiler room. now i just need to buy blank cds, then im set. time for fluids…fuck.

★ Productive?

weird…today was a really productive day. if i could only do this everyday of my life…

first of all, i show up EARLY for work. i turned in my homework EARLY. i didnt just slack off at work. stayed awake in all my classes. went directly to the library after class. resisted the temptation to drink to finish my lab write up EARLY. what the heck is going on…

★ Another Recap

monday

the ONE cool thing that happened that day…i saw a ferrari 550 on the street. it was a silver convertible. i didnt see it on a website, or in a magazine, but out in public making a left hand turn from university drive onto culver. i was speechless. that car is worth more than my house. insane.

today

had a quiz. i did well. got my paycheck. more money into the pot. 2 more problems to do in fluids. thatll be cake. three day weekend coming up. yay. today is the 16th day of the 1st month of the year.

later that night…

went to bjs for dinner with rochelle. had the beer sampler. bjs has some of the best beer. i tried 4 of their beers for 3.95. not bad i think. took the scenic route home. took a food induced nap. now i wont be able to sleep. oh yea…one last thing. UCI needs more than one freaking Washington Mutual ATM. during peak times, the line can be up to 10 minutes long…even longer when people have to make deposits or dont even know how to use ATMs. ok…thats all. good night.