Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Quiz from How Well Do You Know Ernie?

How Well Do You Know Me?
1) What is one of my favorite movies of all time?
From Justin To Kelly
American Beauty
Jerry Maguire

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Collecto or Klepto?

I did a personal inventory analysis the other day and thought of my newest personality traits/flaws: I realized that I've been buying loads of useless stuff on ebay that sits around and accumulates around the house.

Then I thought of when this behavior started. It wasn't a new habit- I started collecting things as a child. I started with Hot Wheels die-cast cars. I was very specific in telling my parents which ones I wanted. I then graduated on to:


*Lego sets

*Mrs. Grossman stickers

*Swatch watches


*Muffy Vanderbear

*Hallmark ornaments

*Beanie Babies

*Thumbprint Teddies


Now: Brio train sets. I started over the weekend. (In yesterday's survey, people preferred the double-decker over the school bus, which helped me decide which to purchase.)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Which Do You Like Better? Why?

More on this later...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ten More Days.

That's all I have left until I give up driving privileges December 1st. My vision has deteriorated to such a point that I have absolutely no peripheral vision and everything I can see, I see two of them, all thanks to my brain tumor(s).

It's a radical change in lifestyle. It's giving up an independence. It makes me even more housebound. I'm so excited.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Opening May 2009.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No Domo, Arigato

Remember how I told you how I was breaking up with Paul (Frank)? (Read entry from March 25th.) Well, these are the details of how once a cool Japanese vinyl toy, Domo, sold its exclusive fashion icon status to Target stores, who exploited Domo to move merchandise off the showroom floor. Domo was used (and abused) in Target's Halloween marketing campaign this year, explicitly pushing candy, costumes, and scary toys. It was so successful and visually appealing that there are now talks that Target will go to him once again to sell their toy department for the holidays.

Click here to read more from a person ooutraged by such fashion prostution.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Fight" A K.O.

I know I'm behind, but for the first time, I watched "Fight Club".

Brilliant. Totally my kind of movie. Very well-written. Nice cinematography. clever twist, and a bitterly sarcastic yet delicious view of consumerism, capitalism, and your mere and petty existence on earth.

I hope you had a good weekend. Official MRI results not in and headache marches on.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Zest For Life- 0 Headache- 14

The death toll rolls on- today is day 14 of a headache that's like a leather belt wrapped excruciatingly tight around my head. I haven't been able to do anything except lie in bed with the TV on in front of me.

I'm having an MRI done tomorrow at 8:15AM. Hopefully preliminary results show and explain the past two weeks of non-stop pain.
Simple math: Ernie + Vicodin = light-headed, smiley filipino who has no concept of what's going on around him

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

R.I.P. TRL 11/16/08

We (or bratty teenagers) voted everyday by calling in our favorite music videos on MTV. Want to know what videos came out on top the past 10 years?

Last Year- "Low"- Flow Rida featuring T-Pain

2007- "Umbrella"- Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

2006- "Ain't No Other Man"- Christina Aguilera

2005- "Behind These Hazel Eyes"- Kelly Clarkson

2004="Yeah"- Usher

2003- "The Anthem"- Good Charlotte

2002- "Cry Me A River"- Justin Timberlake

2001- "Drowning"- Backstreet Boys

2000- "Shape Of My Heart"- Backstreet Boys

1999- "One More Time" Britney Spears

And the video that started it all in TRL's first year on the air:

1998- "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You" - 'N Sync

Sunday, November 09, 2008

"Not Tonight, Honey. I Have A Headache." X10

For the past ten days, my head has been hurting a dull roar sort of way. I informed my doctor and he ordered me to go to the hospital last Tuesday for a CT scan. Results came back saying there is no acute bleeding or swelling. The doctor rebutted and prescribed a big ole' batch of Vicodin.

I have yet to take any for fear of addiction (Look what happened to Matthew Perry from "Friends!")

P.S. #3- Jokes (Smarty Pants Elly!)

Friday, November 07, 2008

I Watched "The Feud" Yesterday.

"Dollar values are tripled, top three answers on the board. Here's the question: name something that people like to tell the ending to."

#1- Movies
#2- Books
#3- Can you guess what it is? Nobody got it on the show, I didn't either, but the answer is true and made everyone go, "ohhhh." Hint: it's not "Story" or "TV show".

I'll reveal the answer tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

He Feels Your Pain, McCain.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Excuses, Exmooshes,

"I still need more space for the baby- bottle, nappies, binky..." so you get to buy A NEW BAG.
"I've thought of getting another job, and this would be good in an interview." so you get to buy A NEW OUTFIT.
"They go with almost everything. Plus, I can wear them year round," so you get to buy A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
"It's a great movie-and it's my new favorite. I'll always have it, and it's on sale!" so you get to buy A NEW DVD.
"But nobody's bidding on it! Shipping's free. It's a steal, and I'll have it forever," so you get to buy A USELESS ITEM OFF EBAY.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

In The City Of David,,,

Call me a Jesusfreak or a sucker of holiday commercialism, but this year I added a new centerpiece for Christmas: a nativity scene. While I had many to choose from- Lenox, Fontanini, even the Peanuts gang, I went with the innocent tear=eyed figurines created by Precious Moments.

I got it in hopes of starting a new tradition that the set will be passed on in the family for generations to come.