bye bye facebook… or not really

Reynaldo: sorry I fell asleep last night. sorry i had you worried

Ibarra: aren’t you supposed to be working?

Reynaldo: multi tasking

Ibarra: …i don’t see the point of deleting your iphone facebook app if you’re on facebook on your computer

Reynaldo: i deleted it cause I’m on it at work, and then i get on it at home. I figure being on it at work is enough.

Ibarra: haha

Reynaldo: i guess the logical thing would be to get off of it at work and get on at home

Ibarra: …or being on it at home
haha
this sounds like a new blog post

 

 

halloween candy

me: should we start thinking about halloween costumes?

david: kroger already has halloween candy

me: but it’s only july

david: the one near my house has… but halloween is christmas part 1

me: i thought that was thanksgiving

david: no that’s christmas part 2

me: what’s christmas? new year’s part 1?

david: no christmas is christmas. what’s wrong with you?

 

how to become a superhero

over a month ago, i tweeted about how i would fashion some wolverine claws out of plexiglass. a friend of mine, abu, was having a superhero costume party (where i met SG) and he was going as wolverine. i, of course, took this as an opportunity to get away from my boring science and math classes for getting some creative injected in my otherwise creative-less life.

i spent several days drawing up all kinds of sketches and plans, some even including degrees of angles (what the frak?). my original plans involved the use of some wood and a mat board, which abu and i got from a local art store. abu later expressed his doubts in using the mat board so i sought the help of an industrial designer friend of mine on the best way to approach this. he recommended using polythyrene and said that i can probably get some scraps from one of the plastics companies in town and that maybe they’ll have other recommendations for the kind of material to use. so armed with my backpack and sketchbook, i marched into regal plastics the next day in between classes.

one of the many sketches i made, but certainly the most hilarious

one of the many sketches i made, but certainly the most hilarious

 

i explained to the man behind the counter what the situation was and he said that polythyrene would be too flimsy for what i was trying to do and that he’d recommend that i use plexiglass, of which they have a lot. thus began an adventure that took me to home depot, a place that cuts plastics and plexiglass, hobby lobby, bering’s hardware and a 4 AM visit to my parents’ house to get one of my art tool boxes. in the meantime, abu’s homework was to figure out a way to drill into plexiglass without cracking it. 

(side note: everyone that i talked to from all of these places was so nice and helpful but none was more helpful than the man from bering’s hardware. we spent a good 45 minutes walking around the store and formulating a plan on the best way to do this. he was almost as enthusiastic about this project as i was. i should go back there and show him the finished product)

so that thursday, i got to abu’s place and after an hour or so of some test drilling and sawing (that summer of jewelry making and metalsmithing actually came in handy), we quickly realized that doing this the rock-your-socks-off way would take more time than we realized so i re-explained my original plan of using the mat board to abu and of course, he had no other choice but to accept it. actually, we had to put our ideas together because i have to give him credit for wanting to use the hanger wire. we ended up working on the claws until after the sun set which was actually pretty nice since we were in his backyard and the weather wasn’t too shabby.

enjoy the photos!

 

we used my wood for sanding and hanger wire to attach the claws

we used my wood for sanding and his hanger wire to attach the claws

 

 

this is what you get when wolverine actually ages.

this is what you get when wolverine actually ages.

 

 

the planning was my job, the grunt work was his

yeah i was playing on my iphone... the planning was my job, the grunt work was his

 

 

we double layered the mat board for the claws.

we double layered the mat board for the claws.

 

 

grr! grr...? arf!

grr! grr...? arf!

 

 

aww, i made the little prince do some manual labor. he's a flimsy little guy.

aww, i made the little prince do some manual labor. he's a flimsy little guy.

 

 

i let him do all the spray painting, i wasn't going to get my outfit covered in paint.

i let him do all the spray painting, i wasn't about to get my outfit covered in paint.

 

 

see how dark it was when we finished?

see how dark it was when we finished?

 

 

yeah i don't know why the wood pieces were positioned differently...

yeah i don't know why the wood pieces were positioned differently...

 

wolverine and storm

as leader of the gold team, i outrank wolverine... but he's some sort of maverick. he's john mccain. also, too, does that make me sarah palin?

 

 

yeah i just wanted to show off my storm costume.

yeah i just wanted to show off my storm costume. in yo face, halle berry!

 

 

super tiny because it was nabbed from abu's facebook

nabbed from abu's facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

maybe i can talk abu into dressing up as wolverine again for a midnight showing of x-men origins: wolverine… or maybe we can just get the bobo leaked version and have our own private opening night with 200 of his closest friends.

speaking of the wolverine movie, i was a little peeved that the storm cameo that we saw in the trailer was cut out of the final edit. boo hiss.

 

 

wolverine

x-men origins: wolverine

what every girl wants you to tell her

so i don’t check my myspace very often. i only use it to troll around for new music. every once in a while, some random stranger will send me a message and since the e-mail notifications don’t tell you the content of the message, unlike those of facebook, i actually have to log into the site to read what the message says. anyway, apparently, i received a message 5 days ago from some guy i had a class with last semester and it went a little something like this:

Do you have any class at Westloop today? I saw someone look like you there. Is that you? If it is you then you look a little bit fatter than I remember. 

 

im a big fat dynamo!

i'm a big fat dynamo!

the guy is this quiet asian kid who was in my study group of 7-8 people that hardly said a word to anyone during the course of the semester. there was no instance in our interaction that would make it seem acceptable for him to say this to me. i guess exceptions must be made for foreigners because he probably doesn’t understand. i’m not upset with him; it’s just not every day someone says that to me, even in a joking manner.

and i was just thinking today about how not only do i fit into my jeans that i hadn’t worn in two years, but that they’re actually loose on me on account of the 10 pounds i lost. this is just what i needed before sunday =)

seriously though, it made me chuckle.

kangaroo for dinner, hold the vegemite.

garrett (after i ordered a kangaroo burger at ziggy’s): i don’t get kangaroos. i think they should be called kickaroos. they don’t kang you.

me: do they kick you?

garrett: well they freak me out. i don’t understand how an animal has a pocket in there and keeps its young and then kicks you.

me: i don’t know… how do they find it?

garrett: they probably have a gps system. “destination, pocket lane, melbourne, australia

me: they have an iphone. “to: pocket; from: vagina.”

15 minutes later

baby kangaroo and dog

baby kangaroo and dog

server (giving me my kangaroo burger): who had the joey?

me and garrett: huh?

server: the joey. it’s the name of a baby kangaroo.

me: … is it really made of a joey?

server: well that’s just what they call a baby kangaroo

me: yeah but is the burger really made of a joey?

server: no

me: oh my gosh! that’s horrible. you’re a bad, bad man!

30 seconds later

welcome to the down under, bia

welcome to the land down under, bia

me (about to eat a kangaroo burger at ziggy’s): oh is this one of those things that the bible said we can’t eat?

garrett: what?

me: y’know.. we can’t eat animals that eat other animals… and they have to be hoofed.

garrett: what do their feet look like? i really don’t know. do they wear jordans?

me: you mean they don’t wear pumas?

garrett: no because that’s another animal. they wear jordans.

me: i think they wear roos.

It's a Joeyburger!

It's a Joeyburger!

find out what else they have there and have your own hilarious conversations by  going to the ziggy’s healthy grill website