Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fast Food Street Art

Straight from our secret BFF Wooster Collective [via the Specter site] comes this awesomely clever guerrilla attack on shit food producing and corporate imperialists, McDonald's. I'm lovin' it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

He shoots. He scores.

In the midst of everything that has been going on lately in my life I've forgotten about a GUE a bit. Not so much forgotten as delat with a mixture of lack of time and procrastination, as I usually do.

One thing I'd like to mention as it had been most definitely mentioned before is my gigantic black hole of debt. The vaccum which sucks away over half of my paycheck each period. Well. NO MORE! Finally one of those long-term goals people talk about. I've met one!

That's right. The long list of debts depicted and reflected in my credit report are now completely gone. This has been a long, treacherous path. A hard goal to accomplish, as it has been something I've been somewhat dealing and respectively not dealing with for years. As of last week, all debts have been paid and all accounts have been brough up to date. My credit report is able to do nothing more but to repair itself and regenrate from here on out.

Granted there are a few things that need paying such as some IRS payments (which at this point aren't that much) and the $800 I owe (to mom) to finish paying off my machine of destruction. These are not liabilities as they do not affect my credit report.

The only other acquired debt now is the Sallie Mae student loans, which consequently are not required to be paid until I'm out of school, and thankfully only a small portion of them are subsidized.

Time to start turning the cash into more cash continuing to plant it inside the ING accounts, which with a 3% return I hope by this time next year I'll have a good chunk of cash. I can't wait. I've also slightly been trying to gain control of my finances by cutting down on my eating out for lunch and dinners.

I've started to buy food to keep at my desk at work, easily prepared meals, and making use of the office resources (fridge, microwave, toaster). I went this last pay period from spending $250 in lunches alone, to $78 in desk groceries. Add onto that the $200+ in take out dinners, which have been replaced by a mere $100 in home groceries. Healthier and cheaper.

Even now that I'm at my last dime before next paycheck, all the leftover ingredients bought throughout the past two weeks have been suffient to keep me from starvation and excessive spending.

I've ranged in at home meals as such [All while applying and practicing my knife skills for school]:

viva mexico!
[Bean and Cheese Tostadas]

Very Berry Salad
[Very Berry Salad]

Greek Vegetable Lemon Rice Soup
[Greek Vegetable Lemon Rice Soup]

All in all small efforts which have in the end had a major result in my daily life. I think I'm doing pretty well, if I do say so myself.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

All You Can Eat

Completely stole this stealthily from a friend. Nothing like some good old 1980s hip hop beats, a little beat boxing, and some Fat Boyz rapping about an All You Can Eat Buffet. Only way to make your way and celebrate endless food, imo. I wonder if Sbarro's got paid (or rather paid) a good chink of cash for the plug.

Friday, June 20, 2008

American Psycho [billy]

Speaking of rockabilly, I was at the Uknown Hinson show last night at Jammin' Java and it pretty much rocked. Took some crappy cameraphone pics.

You've done some ugly things

Some stuff I've REALLY been gettin into is the Koffin Kats and Tiger Army

Tiger Army - Ghosts of Memory
Tiger Army - LunaTone

Anyways, here's a sweet "mixtape" I found of the Alley Dukes of the name Northern Rednecks. Hmmmm... Something about this doesn't sound right. Heh. Maybe it's that they're from Montreal? I wonder if Canadian Rednecks speak with a hillbilly French accent.

If you're wondering what they sound like, here's what their myspace says about them:
Are you sick and tired of hearing the same old cookie cutter crap about boppin' all night long, malt shops, pomade, hot rods, flames, dice, cherries, cats, kittens, and rumbles? SO ARE WE! THE ALLEY DUKES have got your prescription for that same old predictable boredom-a-billy blues with decadent tales of drunken debauchery, perverse sex, venereal diseases, and loose morals!!
It's on rapidshare, so it may take a minute to acuire the download link.


Download: Here

01. Slippin' And Slidin' (In You)
02. Johnny D.
03. Drinkin' My Life Away
04. (Ain't Just) A Way Out
05. Goodbye Train
06. Your Sister
07. Change My Way
08. She Gave Me An Itch
09. Chokin' The Chicken
10. Black Magic
11. Look Somewhere Else
12. Endless Road
13. No More Hot-Dogs/Fuckin' In The Butt

Genre: Rockabilly
Bitrate: 192 kB/s
Size: 51MB
Password: barfrau4nixpop
Format: mp3
Jahr: 2007

Oh man, I love me some chopsticks.

No. Really.

And what better way to be fed than by a sweet pair of chopsticks and gorgeous Masuimi Max. I've always had a thing for pin up girls gone wrong/psychobilly girls, but perhaps it's my sudden spark of interest in rockabilly/psychobilly music as of late that's got me REALLY into this.

Masuimi Max [iamtrouble] (NSFW)

Friday, June 13, 2008

This kinda totally blows completely

Oh noes! GUEs only viable option for self-pleasure has now been eradicated. No whys or hows. No explanation other than because of "recent legal complications".

This really sucks. Bye, TS! You will be missed!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Intro to baking finals are today.

Thus far I have a C in the class due to my inability to study hard enough for the written exams. My production is on point though and hopefully that will save me from failure.

Luckily I'm also working with a great team and our final product usually kills!

Next semester I will be taking on a larger credit load as a mere experiment and to advance a little quicker.

In the meantime, I'll worry about finishing up the next two days and doing as well as possible.

Julienne and Brunoise