Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Love you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Is Steve? Smith? Big? And Harry?

Re-live the drama, diva, and the dress!

In honor of and to celebrate my birthday month, the full-length movie of "Sex And The City" (extended version!) arrives on DVD Tuesday, September 23rd.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Opening Ceremony On Monday!

The event that brings countries from all over the world together starts Monday, September 1st: my birthday month.

Several years ago, I realized that celebrating my birthday for just a day was too short: by the time I got started having fun, the day was nearly over. The very next year, I extended it to "Birthday Week". Still too short. So now, I begin singing "Happy Birthday to Me" on September 1st and go for a full thirty days of food, fun, and of course, presents!

And this year, everyone can help me kick it off because September 1st is Labor Day- everyone, help me ring in year 38! Woohoo!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Farewell, Summer.

As we say goodbye to endless summer days and disgustingly humid nights, I reflect upon the "#1 Song Of Summer 2008". Can you guess what it was?

Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love". It stayed on top of the Billboard Chart for seven huge weeks in a row.

Who's currently sitting on top this week? It's Jesse McCartney's "Leavin'."

Wanna know who has on top this exact same week last year? Two years ago? Five years ago?

2003: Black Eyed Peas- "Where Is The Love?"
2004: JoJo- "Leave (Get Out)"
2005: Kelly Clarkson- "Behind These Hazel Eyes"
2006: Nelly Furtado and Timberland- "Promiscuous"
2007: Fergie- "Big Girls Don't Cry"

Deejays (even ex ones like me) love this stuff!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Well Put.

"David Beckham was once a skinny little Brit who was told that he'd never play soccer for England. He found motivation in people's doubts and transformed himself into the international sports icon he is today. Is it any coincidence that he became an international style icon at the same time? I don't think so. Fitness leads to fashion; strength begets style.

Clothes are the outward manifestation of an inner state. If the person underneath is anxious and embarassed, the clothes will say so. But if the person is solid and confident, those feelings will suffuse every fiber. And that's the mission: to help you feel strong from the inside out."

-David Zinzenko,

Editor of Men's Health

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Me A Fugee

For the first time in six months, I saw my endocrinologist who keeps an eye on my hormones and energy level. We talked about how tough chemo was for me, but the conversation quickly took a turn for the worse and transformed into a mini-intervention.

She said I am losing too much weight. She then asked:

"Are you eating more than three meals a day?" Yes.
"Are you eating until you're full?" Yes.
"Do you think you're fat?" No.
"Do you wish you weighed more?" Yes.
"How much do you work out?" Probably as much as a gym junkie.

She then proceeded, "Your problem is not working out too much, it's that you're not eating enough to sustain what you already have. You're beyond gaunt. You're skeletal."

"In fact, you're a skeletal malnourished patient that looks like an Ethiopian refugee."


She said that I can eat anything I want, it's that I need to eat MORE of it. And the next time I see her (February 2009) I'll need to weigh in at 130 pounds. Or else.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Spidey Senses...

Are telling me that these green goblins are probably related.

Monday, August 18, 2008

"Dan": Smart

I rented two movies that caught my eye when they were in the theater but couldn't get to:

"Smart People"- clever writing, depressing characters, worth seeing, but not worth seeing twice

"Dan In Real Life"- simply a delightful movie. There's true character depth in Carrell, adorable real-life family situations, nice writing and well thought out scripts. Worth seeing, worth owning.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

From The Boy With A Brain Tumor

I wonder if chemo is what's sustaining my life: am I alive today because of it? If I chose not to receive chemo, would I have already "moved on"?

I've been on chemo for so long that I no longer know what it's like to feel normal. My world, my life comprises of four layers of long sleeve shirts to stay warm, pills round the clock, and facing a regimen of two, sometimes three types of energy-draining drugs a week.

It was nice when I went in for my MRI the other day. Usually I'm the youngest person there, surrounded by a bunch of geriatrics using BC Powder and milk of magnesia. But while waiting in the lobby, a guy who looked my age came out of the MRI. I hope he just had a bad shoulder or knee.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

(Little) Boys Gone Wild!

(Photo taken at the club last night around 2:30AM.)

Stop staring.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Was This On Purpose?

Is it me or does Dorothy from Oz and Alice in Wonderland have the same dress except opposing color scheme?

(Don't ask why or where's Ernie's head.)

Monday, August 11, 2008

To You, ________

I have to be totally honest.
I shudder when I run into you,
I smile and pretend that it's good to see you.
But when we're done and I walk away, all I think about is
Remorse. Disgust. Regret.
No wonder you've always been single.
Truth- I kinda' liked you. I was good to you.
But you were awkward, and a little inept to date
And don't get me started with the gold chain around your neck.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Off The Leash, On The Mice?

I bought this teeny-tiny little handmade and hand-painted figurine, because it reminded me of me. It's a piece from the Wee Forest Folk collection of adorable mice doing human things.

They're much more expensive than leashes and matching collars. I hope I don't get addicted to them.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Cabbage Soup

Do you remember in 1983 when people fought over the elusive Cabbage Patch Kids whenever they were in stock at a department store?

Well, they're back, in a version celebrating their 25th year of their long gone days of hype, fame, and frenzy (like those Beanie Babies, Tickle Me Elmo, and Pokemon cards.)

These 25th anniversary versions are re-releases— they come with the same hair, facial expressions and clothing that the original dolls had. Plus each doll has the Xavier Roberts special 25th anniversary signature, a commemorative silver stamped 25th anniversary birth certificate, and adoption papers.

I wanted one then and I want one now.

(And here's a kick in the head: they're available now in Australia, but won't hit the US until September!)

Monday, August 04, 2008

Huh. Interesting Poem.

When I'm feeling like there's no love coming to me

and I have no love to give,

When I'm feeling separated from the world

and cut off from myself,

When I'm feeling annoyed by every little thing

because I'm not getting what I want,

I'll remember that there's an infinite amount of love available to me

and I'll see it in you.

I'll remember that I'm complete within myself

so I'll never have to look to you to complete me.

And most of all, I'll remember everything I really need

I already have, and what I don't have

will come to me when I'm ready to receive it.


The Alternative To Chemo

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Help Wanted: Babysitter

Are you good at handling children?

Do you enjoy whining and crying?

If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, we are looking for you!

We are searching for self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to take care of a lonely filipino boy whose partner went out of the country for the entire month of August. A background in eating yummy food. shopping, and complaining when things don't work out is a plus but not required. This job opportunity includes flexible hours, cruel critiquing of everyone else and absolutely zero wages!

Location- anywhere fun: the mall, beach, or Las Vegas
Days and hours- any day(s) in August, as long as it involves margaritas, shopping, or going to the movies

**Please, no resumes for this job: e-mail or phone calls only.**