Friday, July 11, 2008

"are you here to make friends? cause i'm not here to make friends"

This is the best video ever. In the world. I'm not exaggerating.

If you go on to a reality TV show where a prize is involved, you are required to say "I'm not here to make friends" at least once. You'll probably even say it twice, or three dozen times if you're on Flavor of Love (this is flavor of love, not flavor of friendship).

I shared this video with some old high school friends, and one of them came up with a great idea. There should be a reality show where the only goal is to make friends, and if you don't make enough friends, they kick you off. And, at the end, the prize money would be fake, and the judges would say, "Your reward for winning is...all your new friends!" and then they'd punch you in the nuts for being such a moron and going on reality TV.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I have spent 23 years of my life thinking I was an Ox. I was born in 1985 and have been told that was my Chinese astrological sign since we celebrated the Chinese New Year back in preschool. Well, three days ago in my Chinese language class my life was turned upside down when I found out that I'm really a rat. I feel like I have been living a lie the past two decades. I can't believe I never put it together myself. Chinese New Year is in February (or the end of January), so clearly January 2nd counts as the year previous. So, according to the Chinese I was born in 1984, which makes this my year, since 2008 is the year of the rat. No wonder things have been looking up. It's all about the rat, baby.

Interestingly, both of my parents are also rats. My family is just filled with good luck!

In other less exciting news, I broke up with Rod. It was one of those things that was going to happen sooner or later (read: I am moving to China for who knows how long), so well, it happened. Maybe I'll talk about it in more detail some day, but today is not that day.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

truer words have never been spoken

"After that it got pretty late, and we both had to go, but it was great seeing Annie again. I... I realized what a terrific person she was, and... and how much fun it was just knowing her; and I... I, I thought of that old joke, y'know, the, this... this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, uh, my brother's crazy; he thinks he's a chicken." And, uh, the doctor says, "Well, why don't you turn him in?" The guy says, "I would, but I need the eggs." Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y'know, they're totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and... but, uh, I guess we keep goin' through it because, uh, most of us... need the eggs."
Woody Allen as Alvy Singer, Annie Hall

I'm hesitant about posting youtube links since my last youtube video of a MadTV Keeping Up With The Kardashians parody has since been removed, but this is my favorite scene from my favorite movie of all time, so I'm going to post it anyway. Plus, the above quote is so much better when you actually hear Woody Allen saying it.

For now, I'm okay without the eggs. They're too high in cholesterol, anyway.