Visiting friends at college.
That’s it. It’s going to be my senior year of college. And there are a handful of friends at their own universities that I have always been interested in visiting, and somehow, over the course of three years never had the opportunity to do. Well, for the people in Montclair, they’re always “super busy” but that’s definitely changing this year with Sophia. I used...
My history with Canon cameras.
boringerik: Canon SD600 (August 2006 - November 2006) Got this for my birthday. It was a great camera, I really loved it. Sometimes when I took photos, smoke would shoot out of the flash though. It got a lens error and the warranty actually covered it. But then a few days later the screen cracked. Lame. Canon SD1000 (January 2007 - August 2008) Bought this with my own cash. It was way too...
I need to complete these mundane tasks today, and...
Eat (completed at 1:21pm). Shower. (completed at 6:26pm). Do laundry (completed at 5:57pm). Clean my room (completed at 4:13pm). Buy a new camera. (completed at 8:02pm).
Requiem for a Dream.
This movie is perfect. The acting is perfect. The cinematography is perfect. The music is perfect. The pacing is perfect. Everything is perfect. One of my favourites. However, this post is imperfect. I am growing tired of writing any sort of review for movies I have seen. But it’s a blog with my thoughts and I like keep track of these things. So let me jot down like a sentence or two. You...
This weekend my girlfriend had family obligations such as celebrating her brother’s birthday and celebrating her cousin’s high school graduation (yes, now). So I asked Matthew to drink the pain away with me. Friday night we had Black Velvet and Bud Light Lime in a friend’s backyard. I can’t remember which night Matthew put me on a scale, but I am going to pretend it was...
I am the condiment king.
There is a deep fryer in my kitchen. But in an effort to eat better, I opted not to use it today as I prepared myself lunch. My entire diet consists of chicken, bread, cheese, and potatoes. I baked myself some chicken nuggets and boiled myself some cheese and potato pierogies. It was an excellent meal, especially since I threw barbeque sauce on everything. And I put five nuggets on a roll and...
I added some sort of header.
I would really prefer if I had an awesome sidebar that didn’t move as you scrolled down the page, but it seems that my days as a MySpace layout guru mean nothing in the current era of tumblr layouts. It’s a very weak “about me.” I don’t know how I feel about it. I was hoping I could get some feedback from you. I guess I have to end this post with a question mark in...
1. I was going to title this “cancerous friends.” You know, when you’re friends are smoking around you, they are literally being toxic. Literally increasing your chances of getting cancer. It’s so lame. Cancer sucks. I hate to think how many of us are going to have to battle it when we’re older. I can sit here and not smoke, but what good does that do me if you feel...
Now this is a great example of a dark comedy. If you don’t know what Heathers is, it is an extremely quotable movie from the 1980s about high school. It kind of reminds me of a prelude to Jawbreaker. Winona Rider is fantastic. However, the heat is making me stressed so I don’t really feel like writing an in depth review. I just like to keep track of the movies I have been watching. ★ ★...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, II.
Honestly, if it were not for Emma Watson, I would totally say this is the worst movie I have ever seen. I remember reading on the internet that “The Harry Potter film franchise is the worst movie franchise of all time” and I was like, nah that critic is just being critical. But when I think back on the franchise, I only liked parts 2 and 6, and that might not even be because I genuinely ...
The Early November.
May 6th, 2007 in New Jersey I was there for the Early November’s final show. I wasn’t even a fan of them, but I enjoyed the set. Then over the next few years I finally fell in love with the band. And I was like, damn I wish I loved them when I saw them so that I would have appreciated the concert so much more. But, I love the fact that I could cross “attend the final show of one...
My measurements used to be 33-27-33. I can assure you that there is no interesting back story into why I know this. But I just checked now for old time’s sake, and my new measurements are 34-29-34. Maybe I am finally developing into that man I always knew this body was capable of becoming. Or maybe I am just getting fat. Either way, it’s just an interesting thing to note at 5am. Well...
I can't stand how this guy continues to play the...
Dad: I miss u buddy I'm sick
Me: What's wrong with you?
Dad: All my military war aches and pains never go away.
Dad: Stomach virus. Too
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion.
Normally I have things to say. When a movie is good, it’s hard to joke about it and tear it apart. So instead, I’ll just give you everything tumblr has to offer. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jury duty was really no big deal.
My grandmother was like “we must leave at 7:45am!” I wasn’t ready until 7:55am, which shouldn’t be a big deal because we were supposed to report there at 8:30am. My grandmother wasn’t ready to leave until 8:20am. Women. I get there, there’s a big line to check in without metal. They play an orientation video at 9:00am. Some of us got called to a court room (the...
Port Authority fail.
I normally take the subway, but my train was not running, so I had to catch a bus instead. Normally my bus would be at gate 415, but I get there and there’s a sign that says “your bus has been relocated to the 300 gates.” So, that means it could be like anywhere between gates 300-326. I walked to each and every one of those gates, and could not find my bus. I tried to go find...
Reasons I dislike my job #35.
I totally understand the importance of keeping a proper till in the register. But, it was just a major blow to my flawless record when they made note that my register was over by $0.01. Really? Because I specifically remember asking “yo if there’s just like cash laying around my register when I get there, what are we supposed to do with it?” Their answer “put it in your...
Once upon a time, a small boy was born in a strange place, not fully in our...
A passive aggressive post.
I am not being whiny. To be honest, I don’t even particularly like the Harry Potter movies. However, I have seen the first seven. So what makes you think I don’t want to see the eighth? Nah, I’ll just … stop watching the movies now. Fuck it. Fuck the eighth. It’s not like everyone is waiting for the “not my daughter you bitch” line. I shouldn’t feel...
alonewitheve asked: Here I am scrolling down and reading your blog and I see a quote with my name on it. Thanks for the smile :) June 20th "until everybody came" lol I don't even remember what this was about..if you do...enlighten me
That dude from Arrested Development, that dude from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and that chick from Friends have teamed up to do one of those ‘wow that’s a movie I’d never bother to watch ever’ comedies. But my girlfriend wanted to go, so I’ll go with her. Because I like spending time with her and doing things she wants to do. It’s just dumb when...
Bashful about Brand New? Never.
I am always resetting my iTunes. Even so, for the past four years the same song has always been my number one played track: Brand New’s You Won’t Know. I don’t know what has changed, but it has fallen to number three. I mean, literally a song that’s stayed at number one for four years through multiple resets (I think the highest play count its ever had before being reset...
Have they cleansed you with chloride?
Are you ever on someone else’s computer and you’re typing in the search bar. Something like http://www.google.com/ and … as you’re typing the letters, previous web history pops up and you are subjected to … the things that you’re friend has previously searched and watched on the internet. I am always polite, and act is if I had never noticed. But it’s...
stalebreadandabigpond asked: I did not abandon Quick Chek! Blimpie is closer to my job and I only have a half hour for lunch :( I've been dying for a QC sandwich actually, but since I stopped eating meat I don't really know what they have anymore. Tuna? Mysterious veggie patties? Fill me in, Quick Chek guru Erik
Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself.
A Danish film that failed to meet my expectations. I was expecting a dark comedy about the interweaving of four lives. Instead I got boring people doing boring things. At a book shop, no less. If anything, I appreciated some of the visuals of some of the suicide attempts. I have always been interested in photographing some pseudo-suicide attempts, and this movie at least provided me with some...
The cheese came out so slow.
My aunt picked me up at work today. She said she wanted to go to 7-11 whether or not she had to pay to get a Slurpee. I was like, cool. Of course, it’s like 10:45pm when we get there, so they’re out of free Slurpees. We get them anyways. And I got nachos with cheese. Lots, and lots of cheese. I almost dared to try their boneless buffalo wings too, but I decided not to. I also decided...
Well you be looking gorgeous with one boo.
Jesse: It makes you look biracial.
Erik: I am biracial.
Jesse: Well it makes you look even more biracial.
Erik: Shut up.
Jesse: It adds 2 or 3 other possible races.
Erik: Like half black? Haha.
Jesse: No not that dark lol.
Erik: I have no idea what a tan is accomplishing.
Jesse: There are more races/ethnicities than black.
Erik: Without a tan you think I look what? White?
Jesse: Mostly Asian.
Erik: But being darker makes me ... not black, but?
Jesse: Idk too many hard questions.