Wednesday, August 26, 2009

David Guetta: One Love

I recently got a copy of the new David Guetta album, and honestly, its amazing. It completely crosses over pop with electronic and techno music. I really hope top 40 radio picks up on most of these songs as they will definitely be chart toppers. In Pittsburgh, there is not much if any House or electronic music played on the radio, so it will be exciting if some of these get played. I tried to find a playlist somewhere on the net where you can listen to the songs, but cannot find one. Youtube em if you wish to listen.

Songs you must listen to off the album:

1. When Love Takes Over feat. Kelly Rowland
2. Sexy Bitch feat. Akon
3. On The Dancefloor feat. Will.I.Am & APL
4. Sound of Letting Go feat. Chris Willis
5. I Wanna Be Crazy feat. Will.I.Am
6. Toy Friend feat. Wynter
7. If We Ever

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Random Thoughts of the Day

Someone forwarded this to me this morning at work. Thought it was extremely witty. Everyone must be able to relate to at least 20 of these.


1. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

2. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

3. Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

4. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

5. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a d*ck from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

6. There is a great need for sarcasm font.

7. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

8. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is..

9. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

10. It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

11. Bad decisions make good stories.

12. More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

13. That's enough, Nickelback.

14. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

15. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f*ck was going on when I first saw it.

16. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

17. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

18. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

19. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

20. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

21. A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

22. Was learning cursive really necessary?

23. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

24. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

25. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

26. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

27. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

28. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

29. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

30. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dammit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

31. When I meet a new guy, I'm terrified of mentioning something he hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

32. Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

33. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

34. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

35. I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."

36. I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

37. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

38. It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

39. I wonder if cops ever get pi$$ed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

40. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

41. The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Imogen Heap!!!

Capitalism

The newest film from Michael Moore...

Im excited!

Gross

Last night I decided to do some deep cleaning in and around the apartment. It really needed done and i had nothing better to do so I thought, why not. However, during my cleaning, I came across something no one ever wants to fine. And no I am not talking about a boyfriends skidmarked underwear. You know what I found...

Mice poop.

Yeah. And lots if it. I found lots of it in my cabinets under my kitchen sink. They appear to be living underneath the cabinets actually. I also found it in the corners of my living room and on the window sills. This totally freaks me out. The thought of these gross little creatures running around in my apt is not something I enjoy thinking about. Luckily I dont think they have been able to get into my bedroom because of the way my steps are built to get into my lofted bedroom.

So as they are detained to the downstairs that relieves some anxiety. We alerted our landlord of the situation and hope they can exterminate the little bastards quickly. I just dont want to see any dead mice in any sort of trap. I think poison mice pellets are going to be used, but I just dont want the mice to die and then decay under my cabinets.

I think maybe a cat maybe in order. :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

One Guy One Cup

Yeah so uh, if you're up to it, click here

Definitely NSFW btw.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NYC Checklist

Ok, so its a little over two weeks before I come to NYC for 5 days. We have some ideas of what we want to do and where we want to go out. However, I want some insight into what things I should definitely check out and some bars/clubs that I should go to. Any good restaurants anyone would recommend or where to get the best NYC pizza? Come on people, plan my mini stay in the Big Apple.

As of right now, all I know we are doing is going to the Electric Zoo Festival all day Saturday and going to the NYC Eagle on Sunday. The rest of our days are pretty much open.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Detroit Pictures!!!

To view all of my pictures from visiting the Central Michigan Train Depot, click here. Ill have the rest for you in a few more days. Enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Texts From Last Night

if you havent had the privilege of visiting www.textsfromlastnight.com I recommend you go there now and provide yoruself hours worth of humor. As a sample of the fun that could be had, check out some of the "texts" that I found extremely worthy of mentioning.

(715): He lasted like 30 seconds. With a condom. I just expected more from the president of a frat.

(212): I'm in a subway station watching a tranny do her makeup. This is like watching a unicorn giving birth. *My personal favorite text

(904): When I asked if she spit or swallow she replied "I never learned how to spit"

(407): my sister just canceled her nose job because she thought it would hurt too much
(1-407): It'll hurt less than being alone

(925): we'll penetrate his innocence with our dicks

(508): he was uncircumcised...I HAVE NOT YET REACHED THAT SKILL LEVEL OF DICK

(410): In the airport and just saw a little boy put his head in his mother's crotch... I guess he took a whiff because he backed up and said loudly, "mommy your pee-pee is stinky!"

(503): At some point I made a semi-conscious decision that i was okay with sleeping in my own vomit.

(810): Is licking assholes a new fad or something?

(253): i told him he had the best dick i've ever seen. then supposedly i kept repeating "peter piper picked the perfect penis"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

World's Best Restaurant

Are you curious to see what what the 30 course meal at the worlds #1 rated restaurant looks like? Yeah so was I. The price of this so called meal is said to be around $250-$300 a person. I actually didnt think was too bad considering. The meal takes roughly 3 hours to get through and it can take years to get a reservation. The restaurant is called El Bulli in Spain. Take a look at the page below to see the most crazy meal.

El Bulli

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Maybe the Casino Isnt for Me

Last night I traveled to the newest attraction in Pittsburgh. The brand new Rivers Casino. It is basically right around the corner from my place and overlooks the city of Pittsburgh and the 3 rivers. It had its grand opening this past Sunday so we wanted to check it out.

I didnt want to go. It was already 10:30 when we arrived and I wasnt feeling very well and was extremely tired. But I had no choice as I wasnt the driver. We walked around the casino and did the typical ooos and ahhhhs looking at all the shiny new slots and bars. Out of 5 of us, only the bf and I wanted to spend a little money and test out our luck. So I found a fun looking slot machine and parked my ass in it. I generally only like to play the nickel slots as I dont have much money to spend on this type of stuff. Well this machine was all fucked up and i couldnt figure out how to really work it so after I lost half of my money on it within the first 2 minutes I decided to pack up and park my ass at another slot machine. Mind you, while this was happening, my bf decided to spend $20 at the casino, and had almost already doubled his money.

We both found new slot machines and started playing again. Once again with 2 minutes all my money was gone. And yes, once again, by this time, the bf somehow already made almost $50. Clearly, I wasnt as enthused as he. But somehow he has luck on his side at these places whereas I dont ever seem to have the lucky roll of the dice.

I doubt I will be back there soon.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Song of the Second

Detroit...The City of Urban Blight

I made it back alive. I am still in awe of this. For the pictures I took of the Central Train Depot click here and here

There is much to say about this city and my experience there so I am not sure where to start. So let me just break it down with an overall assessment. The city and the neighborhoods that surround it are in such disarray that at times I thought I was in a third world country. We could drive for miles and see more abandoned buildings than ones that were occupied. And the ones that were occupied were in such poor condition that they should be considered condemned. I am shocked that a city has let its surrounding neighborhoods fall so easily.

When most people travel to Detroit, I am assuming it is to watch their hockey team, the Red Wings, or to visit the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel, or to attend the Detroit International Auto Show. These people may not ever drive by the areas that have been overtaken by gangs and homeless people. However, these were in fact the areas that we were basically seeking out. We didn’t know that at the time though. We knew the buildings we wanted to visit, but not the neighborhoods that had once possibly flourished around them. So on the second day of our trip when we visited 10+ buildings, we were a bit scared that this trip may be our last. Shockingly enough, when driving on these streets, we saw not one police officer patrolling the streets. Not one. It seems as though the city itself has probably thrown its hands in the air and given up on the people in these neighborhoods and have let them fend for themselves. I am still trying to wrap my head around the thought of this trying to fully understand it.

Ok, I have touched on that aspect of Detroit. Lets try another.

The Gay Scene.

I cant say too much about this as we only did go to one gay club called Backstreet. It was actually a really nice club on the inside. The d├ęcor was somewhat chic, drinks were moderately cheap, the music was good, and the sound system was above average. So all in all a nice place. But as always, not everything is perfect. First of all, it was in an actual strip mall. On one side of the club was a Sally Beauty Supply. Which is quite fitting I guess for the queens looking for that perfect hair color. On the other, a Men’s Big N Tall clothing store. This could be fitting however the club itself was filled to the rim with twinks and skinny old guys. So certainly the store wasn’t going after its neighboring clientele. I would suggest perhaps and A&F or an all you can eat buffet. These bitches needed to eat something. To touch more briefly on these gays, they cant dress for shit. I saw so many popped collars I lost count. I also noticed that sandals apparently are the footwear of the moment there. Or maybe everyone just got back from the beach. I couldn’t tell. Perhaps on the way in to the bar they made a quick stop at the Sallys next door, because everyone’s hair was either blow dried out and teased or bleached. It was just…weird…and uncalled for. But as I kept saying all weekend, only in Detroit. I don’t want to sound pretentious but it may have been possibly one of the most unattractive crowds I have seen in a while. I saw next to no muscle guys, no cute bearish men, nothing. Twinks and skinny old guys, that’s it. Apparently the other white meat which I prefer must hang out somewhere else.

Moving on, lets talk about the real reason I was in Detroit…to photograph buildings. All in all I accomplished my goal. I actually only went inside one building out the ones we visited, but luckily, the one I went in was the grand daddy of them all, the Central Michigan Depot Train Station. The other buildings were either completely boarded up with no access points, or were in areas where we wouldn’t dare step out of the car because we actually wanted to survive this trip. So I will let some of my pictures below speak for themselves. Here are just a few of the hundreds I took. I still need to load them onto my computer and edit them accordingly. Once that is done I will post the link so you can view the rest.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Put Your Hands Up for Detroit

After work today, two friends of mine and I will make our way to Detroit. I have never been there, and generally I wouldnt ever really want to go there as it doesnt have the best reputation for being a safe or fun city. However, for artistic reasons, we will be there photographing buildings for fun. Click here for what we will be photographing.

It will be nice to get out of Pittsburgh again for a few days. Cant wait to show ya'll my pictures!

FYI. Did you know techno music originated in Detroit? Is that that a fun little fact.

Something to Think About

I came across this quote from another blog and found it very much worth mentioning on my blog here thingy.

"I’ve just had a bit of time to think and reflect, and I came to realize that up to this point, I’ve actually lived the life that I wanted. and that’s what makes it perfect. That makes me happy."

Have you been living the life that you want?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pittsburgh Shooters Blog

Click here if you are interested in reading it. It basically details his thoughts days and months prior to the shooting.

Creepy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mass Shooting In Pittsburgh

Fucking crazy....
http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/20283352/detail.html


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A shooting at an LA Fitness gym outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, killed five people and wounded as many as 15 on tonight.


Authorities at the scene of a shooting at an LA Fitness gym.

The shooter is among the fatalities, said Gary Vituccio, manager of Collier Township.

Allegheny General Hospital reported receiving two wounded patients at its trauma center, Mercy Hospital had six and St. Clair had one. No other details were immediately available.

Perry Calabro of nearby Bridgeville said he was between racquetball games at the gym when he suddenly heard screaming and multiple gunshots. He said he ran out and didn't see the gunman or others.

Witnesses told CNN affiliate WTAE that a man unrecognized by the gym's staff shot people in a Latin dance class.

A witness identified as Nicole told WTAE that about 30 women were in the class when "a middle-aged white male walked into the class. He had a big gym bag."

"He looked out of place in a class full of women," according to the witness, who told WTAE the man put down the bag, turned off the lights and opened fire.
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Where Did It Go?

For those of you who follow this blog, since the beginning of this year, I have been trying to pack on some extra muscle and was going to the gym 4-5 days a week. Well those times are now gone and I am sad that throughout the entire month of July, I went to the gym a whopping 2 times. So clearly, my body has already started to see some major changes.

Basically, most things on my body shrunk. My arm, neck, shoulders, back, chest, and legs are a much smaller version of their former self. However, two things have gotten bigger. One being my ass, which isnt always a bad thing. The other being my stomach. I am starting to form that sexy malnourished look which can be easily confused with pregnancy. I swear if I didnt have a beard, people would ask me how far along I was. Sad really.

Now that the beach has come and gone, my determination to go to the gym so frequently has diminished. I just no longer feel like going. I would much rather go home, take a nice nap and eat some cookie dough ice cream. I tell myself that is more beneficial for my health than going to the dirty old gym.

Hopefully I can drag myself to gym at least a few times this week. Starting tomorrow of course. I only have a little wee bit of ice cream left, so I have to eat it before it goes bad. Well, thats my excuse for today anyways.

Greetings From My Workplace

Just wanted to say hello ;)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Songs of the Second

Why I Love the Gaga

The Divorce Video

Not What is Used to Be


This past Saturday 3 friends and I made the 15 minute trip to one of Pittsburgh's claims to fame...Kennywood!

Those who are amusement park connoisseurs should definitely know what Kennywood is. It is one of Americas oldest amusement parks. And is almost always placed in the top 10 parks in the country. The park isnt huge but for some Pittsburghers like myself, I would rather go here than to lets say Cedar Point. Which is known for having the most roller coasters than any other park in the world.

I have mentioned Kennywood a few times on my blog before and have noted that the nostalgia of the park due to going multiple times every summer growing up is what keeps me going back. I cant say much has changed at the park since I began going so many years ago, and I think thats why i like it. I love going there seeing the same rides upon entering the park, hearing the familiar music flowing out of the large Candy Shop near the entrance/exit, and smelling the cotton candy vendors that can be seen every few hundred feet.

I may not get the little butterflies in my stomach I once did when I was child as my family would try to find the best parking spot, and in fact instead the only thing I feel in my stomach now when I go there is usually motion sickness as my body is letting me know that i wont be able to ride roller coasters for much longer. My body has grown to be pretty lame. I mean I cant even ride the god damn Merry-Go-Round without getting sick.

But I am just as happy walking with whomever i am there with reliving old memories and watching the kids who do in fact get those butterflies knowing that they are the happiest little kids on the planet just as I once was.

As they say here in the Burgh, Kennywood's Open!!!