Frankly Frances

•February 11, 2009 • 1 Comment

Lemme tell you a few somethings bout Frances.

Frances is fun.

After hanging with us once – y’know, that time with dinner and booze I mentioned in my last post – , I asked her to come along on this roadtrip me, Krish, and Leo were planning. She did. We drove from the boondocks to the beach and back.

We had a blast despite all the crap that came with the trip.The trip was fucking legendary. I mean the trip was great, lunch at my mom’s was great, the beach was great, but we also clipped another car, got crap from Leo’s mom fer makin’ off with the car, almost ran out of gas (the car even sputtered and stalled 10 minutes away from town. We got all the way to town in first gear) And once me, Krish, and Frances got out of town and took a cab to our place, I realized I din’t have my keys with me. So I had ta leave Krish and Frances by the garage and pickup the Keys from Nike, who was in school at the time.

You’d think all that crap would’ve gotten a fit out of Frances, but she thought of it as funny. And once we got in, we grabbed a few beers and watched Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and Forgetting Sarah Marshall and eventually Krish had to take a nap and me and Frances had fun talking, over pasta and a bottle of wine.

Frances is unpredictable.

A couple days after the roadtrip, she decides to come over and hangout. We saw Dogma over a few beers, and cups of tea afterwards whilst talking about books and music and movies and stuff. Then the next day just stops texting for a week. I just don’t get it. But hey, not rushing.

Frances is a princess.

Nike was Frances’ batchmate in college and he summed up my thing for Frances like this: “Back in college, Frances was like, that old M.C. Hammer song. Everyone’s like, ‘Whoa. You can’t touch this.’… You, however, CAN touch ‘this’.”

I like Frances.

I’m in no rush. I’m not even sure if I wanna pursue the thing with Frances. But y’know. I sure wish she’d stick around.

Chop out.

Catching up

•February 9, 2009 • 1 Comment

Holy Fucking Crap.

It’s been almost 2 months since I last posted and so much has happened. Here’s a rundown of my shit since before Christmas:

Before Christmas – Where Grandpa gets run over by a Reindeer

Well, we obviously don’t have reindeer here, but he was on his deathbed by the time I got to the big city. There was this one time where it was my turn to watch over him and my phone rang. And in the spirit of Christmas, I had my ringtone set to “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”. Which I thought was really funny at the time. I was telling my friends the story and they didn’t think it was funny. Meh.

Christmas – Where I get Boozed and Confused

Christmas Eve and my granddad’s whining about the loud music from the neighbors. ‘Snot like we can just come over and tell em to pipe down. It was fucking Christmas Eve! I couldn’t stand the drama at grandpappy’s so I got smashed instead at my cousin’s boyfriend’s place. This was before Christmas dinner, so when the time to feast came, I didn’t have that much space fer the food. I did have space for more beer though. So it was back to cousin’s boyfriend’s place. Drank til 5am til my other cousins from outta town picked me up fer me to drink with them. What can I say? I’m good drinking company. Drinking with my cousins went on fer the whole effin Christmas day. Finally turned in by 2am the next day. Also, Beth and I sorta started texting again since the obligatory Christmas greetings. Seems she’s been havin probs with her airhead boyfriend. Meh.

New Year’s Eve – Where the Ball drops on my Balls

Immediate family rendezvous at my aunt’s place before we all head on out to my granny’s (on me dad’s side) place for the whole clan to usher in the New Year together. Once me and my kid sis gets to my aunt’s place though, me dad greets me with a “Er…Are you coming with us?” The old man apparently thinks It’d be embarassing fer me to face his stuck-up clan of hobnobs and socialites. So fuckit, I went the high road and said “No, I’m headin over to a friend’s place.”

I din’t really have any plans, so I just headed on out for the seediest, crappiest watering hole-in-the-wall I could find to get pissed. Mebbe cap the night off with a bar brawl if I’m lucky.

Just my luck, all the bars were closed for the night. So I was thinkin I should head on out to whatever major Nuyir event was closest to me. Time was running out and I didn’t wanna greet 09 without a beer in my hand. So I rushed to this major MAJOR street shebang event with bands and concession stands and horny kids and whatever. Standing in a sea of families,friends, and couples as the ball dropped was the crappiest shit. Countdown to zero and everyone’s making out or kissing their kids or engaging in cheesy gang grouphugs. The only lips I got to kiss that night were my beercan’s. Only butt I was grabbin was my ciggie’s. The most alone I ever was was the time I had tens of thousands around me.

The first coupla minutes of ’09, I spent with my eyes closed. The next few seconds with my back turned to the bands, the dancers, the stage, the fireworks, the confetti, trying to make my way out of the stupid crowd. Atleast I got a bit sloshed.

P.S. I found out a few days later that Krish and Nike also broke up on New Year’s Eve. ’08 was the freakin’ bomb.

January – Where I get my game on.

Me and Beth kept on texting, but I sorta moved on already so I was like, consulting my little blackbook, rounding up the cattle of flames. I was hooking up with like, 4 other girls, checkin up on their…er…availabilities and stuff. Heehee. I hit it off with a friend’s (Mira) friend (Frances), and we were constantly texting…touching on topics like movies, music, books… I was still in the big city at the time so I dint get to hang with them…yet. Oh, and I also metup with bigcity friends while I was in town, including longtime crush Lenore.

I was back in the mountains by the 2nd week and one night, me, Krish, Leo, Mira, and Mira’s boyfriend, JD, went drinking and the subject of Frances came up. They were squeezing everything outta me, and they saw how I liked her so they came up with a plan to get her to hang with us. The next night, the same group + Frances had dinner at this Japanese place. I was friggin broke so Leo sprang for me, and Krish sprang for me for Frances, makin me look good. Heehee. Dinner was great. Frances was pretty quiet at first (emphasis on pretty), but I got her talking by the time we were having our after dinner ciggies. So dinner was done and we din’t got nothing to do.  I forgot which genius thought of drinking, but Frances was game so thank you, whoever thought of booze first (I don’t think it was me).

So we all headed back to our place and got wasted. JD’d been mouthing off to Nike about breaking up with Krish, Krish’d been breaking down upstairs with Mira to console her, and Leo left early on. It was sorta up to me to level Frances off on what was happening. But yeah, It was a good night. Great night. Yeah.

On the subject of Krish and Nike’s breakup, Me and Leo were constantly cheering Krish up. Not that we’re on her side on stuff (we’re on both sides), but ’cause Nike had school and it was usually me and Krish at home (Krish’d been staying with us since they came back up to these here mountains), with Leo coming over almost everyday. We watched movies, scarfed down boxes of pizza, drove around, anything to keep Krish good. I know what it’s like fer Krish, so I think I did what I can. Doing.

Oh yeah, and also, Gramps finally croaked like, the 3rd week of January. I got to the Fun Home like, the last night of the wake,  and drank with my cousins till the funeral service the next morning.

February – Where I let the pieces fall where they may.

Hung with Frances a handful of times now, whilst constantly keeping in touch thru texting and stuff. I think it’s safe to say that I want her around.

Beth’s been asking me out for coffee a coupla times, and I keep turning her down. It’s been crazy busy lately. Lookit me, turning down a cup of coffee with Beth.

Longtime crush Lenore turned up a coupla days ago, apparently friends with Sol, another friend of mine here in the Boondocks, and we all met up fer drinks. We adjourned at around 3am, and I offered she sleep at my place instead of running back to the hotel in the wee hours of the morning. And she agreed. Once we got home tho, a couple other friends were sleeping over as well,so the guest beds were all used up. Not a prob since she can sleep on my bed and I can take my emergency cot. So there I was setting up my cot on the floor, when one of our friends sleeping over in the guest rooms asks fer a spare blankie, I din’t have any, aside from the one Lenore’d be using, so I give him mine. I figured I wouldn’t need it anyway.

Long story short, I ended up getting cold, and Lenore said I could sleep with her since she said she could also use the body warmth, so yeah,  I slept with her. We din’t do it or anything. We just slept. Hugging. Okay mebbe flirting a bit but that’s it.

Anyway, I might be landing a job writing for an online music directory.  Killer.  Awryt.

Jumping Jehosaphat!

•December 19, 2008 • 7 Comments

Got this from posteret’s post.

You leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.

So she gave me a J!

Here we go!:

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Juno

  1. Jizz in my pants – Also a thelonelyisland runnerup: Just 2 Guyz
  2. Juno – Saw this at a time when me and Beth were really into each other. It sort of kept us on our toes. Love the casting, love the dialogue, and one of the best OSTs ever. Ellen Paige love.
  3. Jamming – I have a lotta friends who’re really into music, and we all have bands. One circle of mine has three bands, but we just started another one last week to play for an annual university event that happens every December, before kids go off for the holidays. I had a total blast playing “A Certain Romance” by the Arctic Monkeys, and just for funny, we also played “Papercut” by Linkin Park. Too bad we played close to the end, and not a lot of people were left.

    jim_lee_batman_foes1

    Joker, Jokes, Jim Lee

  4. Jokes – I’m a fun guy. Or at least I used to be. A lot of old friends’ve been telling me I sorta lost my “retarded streak”. I guess I still have to work it for my mojo.
  5. Joots – I’m just saying I enjoy it. I never bought any weed, but friends have ‘em so yeah.
  6. “Japanese Gum” by Her Space Holiday. – Great song. Really sad. Depressing sad.
  7. Joker, The – The best Batman villain ever. Not just Ledger’s performance, but the character hisself. Deranged, psychotic, violent, unpredictable. Scariest character ever.

    mad-hatter4

    Johnny Depp

  8. Jim Lee – Dude pretty much influenced all the comic book artists that came out after he made it big with Chris Claremont on X-Men. His works still kick mutant ass til now.
  9. Johnny Depp – I love Johnny Depp. Looking forward to his playing The Mad Hatter in Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland movie.

It’s almost Christmas, and I’m spending it with my family in the big city. I’m leaving the mountains tomorrow, and I still hafta pack in the morning, pay some bills, meet Beth’s brother for a little “errand”, clean up a bit, check up on our neighbors, and eat all that’s left in the fridge. That’s like four eggs, some ground pork in tomato sauce, 2 bars of chocolate, and four 3-packs of cookies. I’m a pig.

So anyway kiddies, leave a comment if you want in on all the alphabetical fun.

My tenth? It’s “Jessie”. Go figure.

Layouting for Losers

•December 15, 2008 • 2 Comments

So here’s what happened. During that gig where Krish and Jean played, I was also introduced to some dude from some stupid school pub. I was meeting this guy ’cause my friend Rey usually does their layouting for them, and I figure Rey’s been kinda busy lately ‘swhy he’s passing on this issue’s layouting stint to me. I’m not much of a layout artist, but I figure I could figure shit out along the way. The pay’s good anyway. This talk happened the 3rd, I guess (too lazy to check out own entry).

And this was what we agreed on:

  • The shit’s 10-12 pages
  • I get the articles and images within that week (first week of December)
  • Deadline was the 15th
  • Pay was 2000 Philippine Pesos

Fair enough, considering there wasn’t any pressure anyway.

But get this, I got the stuff to work with on the 12th, and was rushed to work the thing the whole night of the 13th, with their staffers over at my place to supervise and shit. We finished the whole thing by 10 am the next day. Also, the shit ended up with 20 pages.

These guys were totally unprofessional, and It took all my self-control to not kill them all as they sat behind me while I was working and they were being stupid (there were four of them that night). Their articles were crap with the worst grammar on earth.  The photos I had to work with were grainy, blurred, low-res shit that needed major tweaking. They even had a cover design in mind, so it would just kill me to say that I did the layout for that piece of shit paper if ever anyone I knew ran into it. God.

I didn’t read anything from it. My opinions on the fucked up headlines were shut down by the stupid staff, so whatever. It’d just pain me to read the shit and not be able to edit.

I even went the extra mile and doodled some shit for their paper just so it wouldn’t die of blandness.

I dunno what the going rate is for stints like that, as it was my first freelancing gig, but whatever, to fuck ‘em right back, I demanded 3000 bucks.

I think I know now why Rey passed the job to me. That fucker.

I’m getting paid on the 16th, and I’m still thinking of busting their balls more and go for 3,500.

PS

What the fuck was up with my previous post, huh?

Slurmbeermerroo-poot

•December 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Calloperate the things-toombay on wafer,

and free me from the horny baker!

I’m on my 40th sleepless hour right now.

And tomorrow, I get paid for the layouting thingy I did. Yippee hooray! I can finally buy my own phone since the paper’s been trying to repo my phone for some time now.

Words of wisdom from Supergirl

•December 13, 2008 • 2 Comments

supergirl-life

Doc Samson

•December 6, 2008 • 2 Comments

Real good talk with Krish yesterday. I was watching the Clone Wars thing on the PC while she was stumbling around on her laptop when I ask about her and Nike.

Well Nike’s acting like nothing happened, and Krish’s still pretty bothered… but they do plan on talking it over. I just got up and they were both gone.
*keeps fingers crossed*

Me and Krish also got to talking about Betty. Seems ignoring a problem can’t ever be a solution to anything, as I went through the whole Deckard Cain bit. Y’know… “stay a while and listen”…

Ah, but looking back on my blog… I see improvements in me.

Don’t you?

 
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