Monthly Archives: September 2011

Just ordered my copy of ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

As you all know, I am a huge fan of The Beatles. George Harrison is my favorite of all of them. I remember when I was a kid and I pretended that I was in The Beatles and I was George.

Anyway, the Harrison documentary is airing on HBO next week and I need to find a way to watch it. I don’t have HBO so I gotta find a place to watch it. If it’s available on DVD/Blu-Ray later, I suppose I have to get it.

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Thoughts on this list: 7 Shopping Secrets Retailers Won’t Tell You


Clearance items can be good or bad -- depending on how you approach it.

I came across this article last night and I wanted to share it. Like the title of this entry says, it’s seven shopping secrets that we as the consumers don’t know.

But as I read through this list, one of them stood out to me.

Don’t Turn Right When Entering the Store

“Retail shopping studies have found that most people turn right when they enter a store. That’s because the majority of the population is right-handed and right-oriented,” says Underhill.

Knowing this, stores highlight tempting new items and trends to the right of the entrance. You’ll find that the music is louder and the displays are brighter to attract you where you will look and turn first. This is also where the most expensive items in the store are generally displayed.

Resist the urge: “Shop with blinders on,” says Kay. “Stick to your list with the cash in your hand. Avoid credit card debt at all costs, and head straight to what you came for.”

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Baseball season has come and gone; the fall is cold but the spring will be nice and warm

I don’t feel like writing a season recap or whatever about this season. I had never been to so many A’s games in one season my entire life. I never felt so much hope for an A’s team in one season.

But I enjoyed it all. Losses were hard. Wins were fun. But it reminds me that’s why I love baseball — especially this team. I am not here for the fad, the wins, or whatever like that. I am here for the ride and the journey continues onto next spring.

I regret nothing. I had a really good time. I look forward to spring.

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After seeing ‘Moneyball’ for the second time, here’s my movie review

Brad Pitt during the movie premiere on Monday.

As the rest of America is getting ready to see Moneyball for the first time, I just got back from watching it for the second time and I must say, I have had two different impressions of it.

I had already read the book a while back, so the first time I saw it I was trying to pinpoint the accuracy of the book to the movie. I didn’t really grasp the film for what it could be as a film until I saw it the second time. And it’s with that second showing did I really understand how wonderful this film is.

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Farewell to the Coliseum — I’ll see you again next season

One more look at the place I called home for the summer.

So this Wednesday was my last time going to an A’s game this season. It was a little bittersweet in a sense that I was happy that the season was over and the A’s no longer had to struggle through it. Yet at the same time, I’m sad that just like that, baseball was over for me.

I had some really great memories at the Coliseum this year. This was the most times I had ever gone to A’s games in one season. So for me, this season meant a lot to me. Even though the team didn’t do so well, I had tons of fun.

Here are some of my favorite memories (in no specific order)

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R.E.M. decides to take a rest and call it a day — thanks for all the great music!

Simply one of the greatest bands ever!

On their official website, R.E.M. has decided to call it quits. This is one of my favorite bands of all time and I regret never seeing them perform live.

I think what this group did for me was give me a small taste of simplicity in lyrics but a eternity of smooth sailing.

I don’t know how to grasp the idea that the band is done and I can’t see any of their shows. I’m gonna miss R.E.M. They just had so much good music. I fell in love with them after I saw the Red Square concert and since then, I’ve been their biggest fan. I can’t believe that even after releasing their latest album not too long ago, that was it for them. Thanks Mike, Michael and Peter!

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Behind the scenes with Brad Pitt in Sports Illustrated cover shoot

More stuff from Sports Illustrated from the Brad Pitt photoshoot. Moneyball is getting some good love, which it deserves. I can’t wait for my copy of SI to come in the mail!

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Brad Pitt on cover of this week’s ‘Sports Illustrated’ and it looks cool!!!

I already subscribe to this magazine, so yay!

Here’s the copy and paste from the email SI sent me:


SI’s Review of Moneyball: “Like All Enduring Sports Movies, This One Transcends Its Genre”

(NEW YORK – Sept. 19, 2011) – Brad Pitt, the star of the upcoming movie Moneyball, doffs an Oakland A’s hat and graces the cover of this week’s Sept. 26, 2011, issue of Sports Illustrated, on newsstands Wednesday. Pitt joins an exclusive group of non-athletes and non-coaches to be so honored—a list that includes Mark Wahlberg and Christian BaleStephen ColbertBob HopeEd SullivanSteve McQueen and Arnold Schwarzenegger in addition to former presidents John F. KennedyGerald Ford, Ronald Reagan (appearances on the 11/26/84 and 2/16/87 covers) and Bill ClintonTo download a hi-res JPEG of this week’s cover, click here.

Commenting on his photo shoot with SI photographer Simon Bruty, Pitt says: “I was just happy to do Sports Illustrated. To do something other than the fashion-y things, for something I respect, is much more fun.” 

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Crazy shooter still at large and he’s hiding across the street from my house

So here’s the quick scoop (news version here): Man shoots person at gas station, steals his car. Then goes to shopping plaza, dumps that car and kidnaps lady while taking her car. Then he decides to hide in a house across the street from where I live.

Here’s the news report on it.

It was weird because I heard sirens but I didn’t think about it. But as I walked out, I saw loads of cops blocking entrances in and out. Then the SWAT team, police dogs, armored car, ambulance and a whole bunch just blocking the street. Nobody can leave, nobody can enter. It’s crazy.

I’ve been watching it all through the night and I cannot believe how long it’s taking. It started at around 6PM and it’s still going on right now. The suspect is supposedly somewhere in the neighborhood but we don’t know where. I’ve been stuck at home all night. But I did take pictures.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new show ‘Ringer’ has got me confused and intrigued

Sarah Michelle Gellar back on TV. I'm gonna give this a shot.

I finally got around to watching the pilot episode of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new show Ringer. I wouldn’t have watched this show for any other reason but for her. She was my first celebrity crush when I was a young little boy plus I loved her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I thought that maybe this new show could be something good. The commercials for it didn’t really convince me and I didn’t even know what exactly the show was about. But I gave the pilot a try and after reading some synopsises/synopsi/whatever, I think it might be a show I’d catch on to.

But the hardest thing to take from this show is that the pilot didn’t sell me. The storyline did, but I just feel that there isn’t enough action to this to make it worth watching. At least until the end when it had a fight scene. It took me a while to pick up the pace of the show.

It’s hard to put a finger on how well this show will do. It might have some potential but right now, it’s gotten off to a little slow start. But I’ll tune in next week and see how it goes from there.

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