Monthly Archives: September 2012

One-week break in the Bay Area in October: What to do?

Due to some scheduling for work, I ended up getting a full week off at the end of October. I’m returning to the Bay Area for a wedding but a couple days before and after the wedding I don’t have to be at work. So it looks like I’m staying in the Bay during that time.

But what should I do during my free time? A’s World Series games? What else is there to do in the Bay that I didn’t stuff in last month when I was there?

Suggestions? Now an unrelated music video reppin’ the Bay.

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21 Truths About Being An Only Child

I wish I had a younger sister and older brother growing up, but being an only child makes me see things differently. I’m better because of it. Stop judging me.

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My movie review of “Trouble With the Curve” — which I think is a baseball movie

My movie review. I’d watch it again… on DVD.

But at the end of the day...

Quick synopsis: Gus (Clint Eastwood) is an aging baseball scout that has had a great track record and is on to seek a prospect for the Braves in the upcoming draft. His eyesight is starting to fail him and his colleague, a former scout now team executive (John Goodman) suggests that Gus’ overworked lawyer daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) accompany Gus on this scouting trip. There Mickey hopes to mend a broken relationship with her father while she tries to balance her own problems in life.

So I came into the theater having high expectations for the movie. After all, I love baseball and I enjoy Clint Eastwood. But after watching this movie, I don’t think this was much of a baseball movie. Baseball was the backdrop to a story that featured more of Gus and his daughter Mickey bonding together for the first time in their lives.

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Rap-Themed Video Games That Need To Exist

If these existed, I’d actually buy them!

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My movie review of “Resident Evil: Retribution”

I normally don’t give movie reviews because quite frankly, I am not good at them. When I watch a movie, I don’t really make a lot of mental notes. But with me being a huge fan of the Resident Evil video game and movie series, this was something I felt that I had to do.

But since I am not good with reviews, I’ll just blurb out the things that I liked and what I didn’t like.

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Thanks Ebbets Field Flannel for the hookup!

I look fly!

Some of you may know my story of how I got the awesome Oakland Oaks throwback. It finally came in the mail today and it was everything I expected. The quality of the fabric is stupendous and putting it on, I feel like I’m an old ballplayer from the 1950s.

Well done Ebbets Field Flannel. You will have my business once again when I have the money for it!

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Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera: Who is my AL MVP?

Some deep baseball thoughts.

But at the end of the day...

This is a very simple debate with a complicated answer. Who would I choose as my AL MVP?

The two candidates are the phenom Mike Trout and the power horse Miguel Cabrera. Both put up great numbers and in any other year, their numbers would be enough to make them the runaway winner.

But since both are having monster years at the same time, it’s hard.

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I just hit grampa status last night

Grampa status.

Well that’s not good. It may be because of my work schedule (need to get to office at 3:30AM today) but I don’t think that’s it. On Friday night, I went to sleep at around 2AM and woke up at 10AM Saturday. That’s a full night’s rest.

I proceeded to watch the A’s game that actually ran all the way to around 3:30PM. I had cereal at 11AM so I was a little hungry. I had a microwavable burrito right when the game ended and then watched a couple episodes of The Simpsons.

At around 4:30PM, I decided that it was dinner time. Yes, that early into the evening. I had some rice and chicken, watched a couple more episodes and by 6PM, I went to bed. I woke up a couple hours later, tossed and turned and got maybe four more hours sleep max after that. Now it’s 2:40AM and I gotta get ready for work. I feel old.

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My review of The Killers’ new album “Battle Born”

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As you may know, I am a huge fan of The Killers. I’ve seen them twice in concert and their music just gold to my ears. They are the only current band that I truly follow and appreciate.

Tuesday, they released their newest album “Battle Born” after a near few year hiatus. This was a long-working album and I expected it to be something revolutionary. Instead, it wasn’t revolutionary, but it is an album that changed the way I view the band.

If you know their previous work, I consider this album a little bit of their previous albums mixed into one. Then they threw in a hint of different influences into it.

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If I don’t believe in Jesus, then I am for sure going to Hell

Scare tactics.

No! No! No!

I don’t remember where I heard this but I remember someone saying that there are way too many people saying that we are bound to Hell because we don’t believe in Jesus. But in reality, our destination to Hell has nothing to do with Jesus. Sin is the reason why we’re going to Hell. Jesus is the solution.

One of the things that I had encountered so many times when I went to SJSU was the people above. They would walk around with their megaphones proclaiming death and damnation. Their signs would tell us that “God Hates Fags” and “Turn to Jesus or go to Hell” or something like that. And I wasn’t sure if I should approach them and try to correct them or just ignore them.

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