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  • goodbye taylor

    *My friend Taylor’s funeral was today. I prepared a speech to say at his funeral, but with a lack of time, I was unable to do so. Here’s the speech in its entirety so I may share my final thoughts of a dear, dear friend. * For the past week, I racked my brain for […]

  • Rest in Peace, Taylor.

    Yesterday, a dear friend passed away. Taylor Nudo was an old friend- one you regret not talking to if you lose contact with. We had known each other for years now, ever since we were in sixth grade. He was a motherfucking guitarist, through and through. He had the energy and talent on the guitar […]

  • Working at the Library

    For the past two and a half years, I have been what I affectionally refer to as a “libraryman”, or better yet, a man who works at a library (the name stems from a Penny Arcade comic which i became rather fond of once I got the job). Okay, so I didn’t have a library […]

  • my friends can be assholes.

    I usually find my friends to be helpful, kind people which I rely on time and time again. This is not one of those times, unfortunately. This is one of those stories that ends up on the opposite side of the spectrum. I arrived at my friend Primo’s house one Saturday evening quite hungry, as […]

  • Hipstamatic

    So no real news. But I’m oddly fond of this picture. Took it using Hipstamatic app for my iPhone. The little nuggets of images I turn up just with the iPhone’s pretty fantastic lens (as long as it gets good light) has been quite fun. The variety of apps for the camera alone has been […]

  • The Rose Parade

    Ever since coming here from Mexico City in 1994, I’ve been to every single Rose Parade. I drag myself up at 6, 7 in the morning to a (usually) cold morning to see friends and relatives that only come together this day to celebrate a bunch of Volvos with dead flowers pasted upon them (I […]

  • PS3 in it’s coffin.

    The coffin for the PS3 finally arrived. It’s ready to be shipped and taken to Sony. Hope to see you soon, big girl. The Wii is starting to get old. Posted via email from Daniel’s posterous

  • Working at a Library

    Sometimes, it drives me insane- the crowds, the complaints, the sheer amount of work- but through it all, I love working at a library. Take today, for example. A mother and her son walked into the library today, making a beeline for the video section. I took no notice when they first walked in, until […]

  • My second computer

    Yesterday, I took apart my second computer to get it scrapped.   It was built by a small computer shop on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. It no longer exists.   I remember helping picking out the parts- a 500 mhz Pentium 3 CPU. 20 gigs of storage. Two optical drives in it. The green case, […]

  • little big planet and my childhood.

    The title above can not be any more succinct- i love little big planet for bringing back my childhood. Sounds completely mundane out of the amounts of praise to which the Playstation 3 exclusive game has been receiving (or lack therof, in certain places), but it’s certain levels in the midpart of the story mode […]