★ Road Trips

you know how when you take long trips; for example, to the bay area, vegas or even the trip from OC to SD, you happen to travel alongside the same group of cars? some cars you pass and other cars pass you. you take a little bathroom break and eat, and the semi truck that you passed a couple hours ago, passed you while you were eating and now youre passing it again. you keep going on like this until one of you has reached your destination; and when you reach your destination, some cars keep going on to wherever their final stop may be.

you can compare one of these roadtrips to your life. you start off and you meet people along your way. some of these people stay alongside you on your journey while some drift off, maybe cause of school or moving around, and you never hear from them again…sometimes they happen to catch up to you and they are beside you for a little while, then they drift away yet again. and you also come across new people as you travel along to your destination and then they travel with you for some part of the way. some people you will leave behind and some people will leave you. but at least a couple will stay with you all the way to the end of your journey…just like when you go to the bay or to vegas.

last night, a close friend of mine lost a close friend of his. and while i wanted to say a few comforting words, i couldnt since i could not relate to his situation. they say everyone is separated by at least 6 people; “the 6 degrees of separation”. and today at work, we figured out how small the world is. i had a line of friends that somehow found its way back to his friend who lost his life last night. and even though i couldnt come up with some words of condolence, it seemed that just talking about how we knew the same people somehow made him feel somewhat better. at least i hope it did…

6 more days….

★ Lazy Sunday

sundaypretty kick back day today. breakfast, more christmas shopping, south coast, american eagle, sam goody…watch lakers, hamburger helper, update site, and visit rochelle in laguna…

★ Christmas Shopping, West LA, Etc.

fridaydid most of my christmas shopping today. they better like it. spent the night in westwood. shaved ice at relaxtation. i dont think that was smart since it was like 40 degrees outside. it must have been game night at apt. 205 since there was a poker table, with poker chips set up, 2 girls playing super speed, and 3 comps running counter strike. note to self: set it and forget it.

today
spent an hour in traffic. rochelle was late to work. stay tuned…

later that night…
a few days ahead of schedule, but You Love Jay v2.0 is back up! its a work in progress so check back often. any suggestions to make my site better would be appreciated as well. oh yea, i checked my grades yesterday and im glad to say im not on AP. pretty impressive considering i had an especially “tough” qtr. despite all this somewhat good news, i still feel like crap…check back later.

★ Ocean’s 11

Ocean’s Eleven is the SHIT! but before i get into that, my first day at work (during winter break that is) was eh…i hate working with incompetent people. went home, rested, then went to Island’s with gyrlstar for dinner. after dinner, it was to the block for our movie. ocean’s eleven is so freaking cool. if yer into big, clever casino robberies with big movie stars, then its for you. part of that movie was filmed in my own backyard. the part where they pick up the “pinch” was filmed at UCI. so after the movie we decide to go find the damn building where matt damon jumped through a window. and we found it at the research center by CV! it was cool, we were so star struck. then after a cherry pepsi, and a little chat, i went home…to type this.

★ Done with Finals

I’M DONE!!!! took my vibrations final yesterday morning. i dont want to say it was easy, cause when i say that, it usually ends up that i did bad. so im going to say that it was REALLY hard. after my final, i paid a visit to dar since i only get to see her twice a month. after a two hour nap, rochelle and i head out to brea mall since we’re so tired of the malls here. we went to check out hollister, a new clothing store owned by the people who own abercrombie. its kind of like abercrombie meets west coast lifestyle, its pretty cool. i got a banana jacket for $50 bucks and a shirt from hollister. we got hungry so we went to the hat. pretty good stuff, better than yer usual burger stand. so its back to my place and edward, mark and joseph drop by to chill and “warm” my new place…err actually just my room. Letterman, Leno, Conan, then its time to sleep…

★ Update

mondaybarely studied for my math final which was a JOKE! just showed up for the “group” part of our final where we post our results we came up with as a “team”. our final problem was to design an underground tunnel from LA to Paris that produced the fastest traveling time. design the path anyway you want, just as long as you come up with a fast time. our time: 35.7 mins. fastest theorectical time: 35.5 mins. not bad…oh yea, bought clothes…yay.

tuesday
worked. Danny got canned…that blows. tried to study, but all my other friends were studying for fluids, so it was basically studying by myself. absolut obsession. real world finale. hot apple cider. phone charger for my car. NFG/Starting Line posters. sleep…

today
work. delivery in the marshmallow. chicago chicago pizza. procrastinate by blogging….final tomorrow @ 8am. good luck me.

★ Cheap Gas

directions to cheap gas: 405N to Brookhurst North exit. arco gas station immediately to your right. price per gallon for 87 octane: $.99. excellent…
“As the evening sky faded from a salmon color to a sort of flint gray, I thought back to the salmon I caught that morning, and how gray he was, and how I named him Flint.” -Jack Handy

★ Finals Week

“the water’s deep, but water can’t kill you…so give it up…” -homegrown
finals week is upon us. good luck to everyone.

★ Tuesday

tenth week sux. i had hw due today. math hw due tomorrow. mae 147 project due thurs. and a classics final on friday; a class which i havent gone to in like a month. on top of that, a couple friends and i had to endure the blistering cold for the sake of engineering. we stood in the sci lib parking lot taking turns sitting on ryan’s car, measuring how much his car displaced to attempt to measure the stiffness coefficient of his springs. yay… the only thing to look forward to for now is casey’s bday party on saturday. good luck everyone.

★ Summer 2001: A Recap

ok, if you’ve been a regular to my site, you’ll notice that the last time i updated it was june 9, 2001. why you ask? 3 reasons: 1. i went home to san diego for the summer. 2. no cable modem at my house in san diego. 3. i’m inherently lazy. and while the main portion of my site is due for a major update, i started this blogsite to keep you guys interested. i did a lot and went through a lot since you last heard from me. i don’t know where to start so i’ll just ramble. so here it goes, not necessarily in chronological order. oh yea, im gonna forget some stuff so the stuff i do post, its what i remember the most…
went home for the summer, mainly to just veg and live off my parents and to try my luck at 2by2 in san diego. on my way home, my tire blew out so i was stranded somewhere in san onofre at 11pm at night with a flat and no cell phone. what a great start to my summer. hit the beach a lot the first couple of weeks. tried to get an apt with all the guys, but that fell through. went up north with rochelle to check out the academy of art in sf. i remember she was going through a dilemma. the school was everything she hoped for, but it was far away from home, family and the rest of her life in so cal. and while she loved everything about the school, the cost kept her from going. what a different place the world would be if she went….
so many 2by2 house meetings, theyre all just a blur to me now…every tues/thurs meeting after meeting. what i do remember is what we did after. at 2by2, we not only work hard, we play hard. after business was over, we do what we do best. PLAY!!! its funny how we rush to make the thurs meetings end at 9pm exact so we can hurry and make our way to canes (gross..) just to dance and drink our worries away. after that got old, we moved on to picnics and bbqs at larry’s. of course alcohol was involved.
then there was that thing with miss philippines 2001. i don’t really want to go into details with that since everyone and their mom can read this, but i learned A LOT from that whole deal. maybe in a different place and a different time…but probably not.
saw the boys of blink and nfg again with wosell. this one was better than the new year’s eve one. fireworks and talking shit about osama bin laden. it was great.
then comes time to go back to school. school’s tough. ask anyone. but try handling trying to find a place to live, dealing with relationship problems on top of it. THAT’S what i’ve been going through the past 9 weeks. crazy huh? i can say i didn’t have a permanent place for 9 WEEKS. big thanks goes out to edward and mark for letting me crash in their living room from 10/31 to 11/20.

yesterday was thanksgiving and i have to thank god that im still sane. i have a lot of things to be thankful for. an extended family that always gets together for thanksgiving and every other holiday/occasion…i mean who can pass up a chance to get together and share quality time and FOOD?!?!!? im thankful for the small group of good friends that i have. yea, some people know a million people, but i bet those people can’t say that they have a a group of best friends like i can. theyre the ones who lifted mewhen i was at my lowest, and helped me escape when i needed to the most. you guys know who you are. thank you…

so thats what i’ve been up to. k bye.