Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blogging during the Raptors game

And other random junk.

[7:43PM] New Jersey fans suck. Can't even fill up the lower bowl.
[7:44PM] I'm so glad that Jose Calderon is back. Less Will Solomon is good for my health.

I had no idea that there was a snowstorm when I left the house this morning. No gloves, no boots ... What a disaster.

[7:46PM] Holy smak Jamario Moon stoned that guy! And Bargnani finishes on the other end!

Thanks to Jay for hooking me up with Iron Man on Blu-Ray.

[7:58PM] Gatdamn, we're getting smoked early on.

I had American Idol and Lost set up to record at the same time. I'm pretty sure the 8PM Lost is a repeat, but my wife doesn't want me skip the timer. So I had to record the 11PM American Idol, because I can't record 2 shows at the same time and watch the Raptors game. She's beside me right now, checking YouTube for videos of Bargnani and Francisco Garcia tussling on Monday night.

[8:02PM] Bargnani is looking good with his catch and shoot.

The dude from the Wendy's commercial was also in The Dark Knight. David Dastmalchian according to a few Google Searches. He played Thomas Schiff, the dude that worked for the Joker, and Harvey Dent was going to pop in the head.

[8:19PM] Keyon Dooling and Vince Carter are lighting it up from the 3-point line. The Raps will need to play defense at some point if they want to win this one.
[8:23PM] Fuck that! O'neal did not foul Devin Harris.
[8:27PM] O'neal held his own guarding Harris on the perimeter. He didn't foul, and forced a tough shot. We need the rest of these guys to smarten up. AP came back in transistion and stuck the 3-ball. CB4 looks off. A few unforced turnovers. Oh wait, he just stuck a fadeaway jumper. I take it back.
[8:33PM] Chris Bosh ... And 1!
[8:36PM] This was a horrible half of basketball, and we're only down 4. Fingers are crossed.

I'm going to get some Tostitos and salsa.

[8:52PM] Jamario Moon says, "Get that gawbage outta here!"
[8:53PM] Every time we need a score, Parker has delivered. Raps lead! And now Jose just popped a 3-ball!
[8:58PM] Dang, we're down again.
[9:00PM] I always get nervous when Jose Calderon throws an alley-oop pass. It's like he never threw one until he made it to the NBA. Jermaine O'neal is an excellent defensive player.
[9:04PM] Jermaine tried to time his block on Devin Harris, by coming back slowly on D. I don't know if other people notice shit like that, but it makes me laugh. Harris made his layup.
[9:07PM] Vintage Jose Calderon! Dribble hesitation, drive and lay it in!

I hope that Lost is taping right now.

[9:09PM] Who left Dooling open!?
[9:14PM] Are we leading because we've stepped up our D, or because the Nets have cooled off? My money is on the latter.
[9:16PM] I can shot-fake like Jason Kapono, but nobody respects my shot as much as the Nets respect J-Killa
[9:24PM] Kapono plays well when he's not called for travelling.
[9:28PM] Don't trade Jermaine O'neal! What a beast, offensively, and defensively!
[9:29PM] Jose Calderon, pleading his case to veteran ref Joey Crawford: "Joey, Joey, Joey!" Remind you of Raptor Fan's favourite commercial?
[9:32PM] Take care of the basketball AP, please! We can't keep Calderon on the bench too long.
[9:37PM] They just showed a stat with Graham, Kapono, and Moon. These are the players with the most to lose if the Raps trade for Shawn Marion. Gotta produce, homie! Graham especially has looked good on the offensive end. Making VC eat some spalding doesn't hurt either.
[9:42PM] Keyon fucking Dooling! I don't need this drama in my life, for real. Somebody find this guy and get a hand up!
[9:47PM] Good D from CB4, and since we got into the penalty with about 4 minutes left, we're shooting free throws during this crucial stage in the game. AP, you gotta make 'em dawg!
[9:48PM] Finally, one of these Nets misses a 3-pointer.
[9:50PM] Where's the foul!? I've got grey hairs in my goatee! I don't need any more!
[9:55PM] Oh, my fucking god (lower case 'g'). Devin Harris just broke Joey G's ankles, and at that moment, my heart sunk about 1 or 2 inches. The memory of each 1 possession loss flashed before my eyes (including the infamous loss to these very Nets). In my very best filipino accent, "Ay, putang ina!"

We got the W. It wasn't pretty, but we got it. Now I gotta watch Lost Season 5 episode 2. Peace!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stuff that's on my mind

I'm trying my best to help out my wife, who's having it rough during her first trimester. Morning sickness is actually all-day sickness for her. And she's always tired. So rubbing her back and getting her orange juice is the least I can do. I love you babes!

I think I've done a great job with house chores, but all of my button-ups feel like they've shrunk. Maybe it's the extra inches around my waist from holiday all-you-can-gorge goodness.

Rock Band 2 drums on expert is friggin hard. It hurts my head so much that I curse at the TV. Speaking of Rock Band, I'm thinking of hosting a Rock Band party. That would be fun. But I'll play drums on hard instead of expert, unless we turn on no-fail mode.

The realtime traffic data on my Garmin 265 sucks for real all the time. I was expecting to be automatically re-routed based on traffic delays. Instead, I'm sitting in traffic and the Garmin tells me there's "no traffic on route". Mothafuckas!

Starting to catch up on the episodes of Californication that we missed, and this show gets a Lil Lex megastamp of approval. If you aren't watching it, I'm begging you ... BEGGING ... to pick up season 1 wherever you obtain digital media (legal or otherwise) and watch it.

Lost season 5 premieres one week from today. Can't wait!

Monday, January 12, 2009

CathyAl: soon-to-be-parents!

We've been keeping a secret for the last 3 months ... Cathy's pregnant! We just got back from her ultrasound appointment, it appears that we counted wrong and we're one week early, so no ultrasound picture yet :(

We're going back next week, I'll put up a picture once I get it. Can't tell you much more now, because I'm at work, but I'll blog more later tonight.

We're both very excited! TeamID baby 2K9!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Starcraft II videos

I really hate that the official Starcraft 2 website doesn't update their RSS feed.

But...

I do love when new videos show up online! Check it out!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Don't visit his website!

I am boycotting Shaun's blog, and I implore you to do the same.

Why?

Shaun stopped blogging a while ago, and he'll give you a whole bunch of wack reasons why. The fact is that he stopped. But that's not the reason why I want you to boycott.

Why?

Because when he stopped writing, he also stopped reading. No comments on anybody's blog the whole year. Until recently ... When he started writing again. Selfish!

Also, I'm boycotting because he punked my last post.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Review: Paper Trail

I really wanted to hate this album. I find rappers south of the Mason-Dixon line to be monotonous, immature, and they do nothing to move hip-hop forward. Boooooring!

But them southern beats is dirty, dirty, what it do!

Wow. I have no idea where that came from. Anyways, I still downloaded TI's "new" album, Paper Trail (I really should have written this last year), because I spend a lot of time in the car and I need a fresh supply of new music to keep my road rage down to brow curl instead of a fist clench. Best case scenario, I actually like it. Worst case scenario, I can tune out the lyrics, and nod my head to the production of Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, and Just Blaze.

It turns out that I like this album. I really like this album. Shit is off the hizzle, ya dig that!

TI brings the kind of swagger that draws me to rappers like Jay-Z and Nas, and he also has the same comedic touch in his lyrics:

The bullshit I'm addressin check I'm on some next level shit
Never been fucked in the game, I'm celibate

He shows a lot of maturity in his lyrics as well, evidenced in "Dead and Gone", "Ready for Whatever", and "Live your life". TI talks about responsibility, family, and maturity, the kind of stuff that separates him from someone monotonous, like 50 Cent. But really, this is TI we're talking about, so I'm not going to get carried away. When you have lyrics like:

Broads hit they knees eyes closed when they greet me
Mouth wide open, just beggin me to skeet skeet

...then you haven't completely matured.

My favourite track is the club-banger Swing Ya Rag, produced by Swizz Beatz, which I've turned into a ringtone for my iPhone. It makes me want to jump around and push people, and then punch someone in the face!

You got guest appearances from Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Ludacris. You got Justin Timberlake singing hooks. But really, you've got my endorsement, and that's all you really needed. Hopefully you've already checked out this album, but if not, then you get nothing but my head-shaking disapproval.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Advanced nerd 101


I had one of those "I love technology" moments this morning.

I'm chatting with my friend Jay, and he wants to meet up for lunch at a Caribbean joint named Calabash. Instinctively, I run a search on Google Maps, and quickly find the spot. Then I notice a hyperlink in the information bubble that says "Send". Do you know what it does? It allows you to send the location you've found on the map to either your phone, your email, or even your GPS.

GPS? I just got a Garmin Nuvi 265WT on boxing day! Alright, let's try this out. All I need to do is install a plugin from Garmin, connect my GPS to my Mac via USB, and click this Send thingy on Google Maps, and ... presto! The Carribean restaurant is now a favourite on my GPS.

Damn, blogging about this is making me hungry. Now I just need a Send link for food to go directly into my stomach.