Saturday, March 10, 2007

blogging about blogging pt. 1

What else can I say, but after 100 and one posts, and a few unpublised drafts, I'm moving onto bigger and better things.

*insert sad face here*

Since that fateful day in October of 2004, I've had pretty interesting ride here with blogger. Not to say that I haven't had my fair amount of issues with it, but it's been great for the most part. It introduced me to a whole other aspect of internet life, heck, life in general, while providing me with my very own initiation to this web 2.0 business.

My experience with blogger is one akin to scoring a seat to a big game. My first game ever. I'm sitting in row 10, on the 30th yard line and everything is lovely. I could do without the humidity and the dude in front of me, wearing the big ass foam hand piece, but the beer is great, the game is exciting, and it's beyond a gratifying first experience. I have the time of my life.

Couldn't get any better.

That is, until I get a hook-up to sky box seats. I mean, I thought it couldn't get any better, but it just did. You can call it Web 2.1, I call it WordPress. It makes Blogger look like Fisher Price, my first blog. Ok, it's not that bad, but WordPress is definitely a step up. A few steps up.

I'm not quite done with blogging yet, just upgrading my center of operations. You can find me at:

http://quinceminutos.wordpress.com

I'm leaving Blogger for greener pastures, hope to see you there.

*remove sad face*

Saturday, February 17, 2007

hooking a kid up


A friend hipped me up to this great cause and hopefully you can help spread the word.

For anybody who's not familiar with FIRST BOOK, what they do is collect and donate books to children from low-income families.

Right now random house is running this deal in honor of the Cat In The Hat's 50th birthday where if you send a birthday card to the cat in the hat and they will donate a free book to First Book, up to one million books. (This is *online*- the process is: color the little picture if you want to, put your name and state, and hit send. Hell, help move FL up the charts)

hit it up (& repost) people:

send the cat a birthday wish & support literacy!

Cuz you know, reading is fundamental.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

around my blogosphere

Nothing like unintended humor with a pinch of violence and hacker savvy to throw into my quotidian commute thru the internets. A good ol' dose of honesty never hurt anyone, right?

*shrugs*

And every now and then, you just can't help but sit through one of those, all the way thru the end. All I have to say, after reading that, is that my pantry never seemed fuller, and it's been over a week since my last trip to Publix.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

R.I.P. The Godfather of Soul

James Joseph Brown, Jr. (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)


However troubled his life may have been, James Brown's influence in music and the culture of music is undeniable. To all those fun filled days of dancing to Get On The Good Foot, Get Up, Papa's Got a Brand New Bag and so many others -at the Indian Hammocks Park, the Lounge at Jenning's Hall, the Reitz, and wherever else we found a good spot- this dedication goes out to the Hardest Working Man in Showbiz.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Public Service Announcement: protect yourself

click on image for more info

they're bringing sexy back

so, you just don't know it but snl keeps getting better and better.

m*therf*ckers do know how to act.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Art Basel: the'06 edition

saeki in detail

So many things to see. So many objects to admire. So many concepts to ponder about, like and dislike. If anything was accomplished by Art Basel this weekend, was that it got many of us talking about art -even if it isn't something we normally do.

I have to say, I had a great time, a few laughs, and came to the realization that penises, vaginas, and bodily fluids don't hold the same shock value as they might have many years ago...

Can't wait till next year.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

where's the beef chicken?

I give up.

I never thought I'd ever say this, but today was the last time I'll ever eat at The Chicken Kitchen.

I'm tired of putting up with bad service. I'm tired of putting up with dwindling portions. I'm tired of putting up with this increasing feeling of dissatisfaction within me.

At one point, I thought The Chicken Kitchen was the best thing to happen to fast food, and most of all, fast food in Miami. I could eat there every day without complaint. When I had to move up to Gainesville one of the things I missed most was that curry-mustard-sauced chicken and yellow rice. When I'd come back down, I would eat it almost every day. You couldn't imagine how ecstatic I was when they branched out in G-ville (I figured I could finally stop cheating myself with that bland-ass California Chicken Grill) but alas, it sucked!!!! They kept running out of yellow rice for God's sake!!!!! My guess is that I should've taken that as an omen.

Now, it's all but a memory and today was the end of my run.

Do they all (everywhere I go it's the same damn thing) get together and just decide to fuck with the customers? How are you going to call something a CHICKEN BREAST Platter and not include a whole at least half a chicken breast? Whatever happened to hooking somebody up?

Long gone are the days of the one size-fits-all chop (a LARGE chop). I remember one time we actually bet a friend he couldn't eat two chops-chops back to back. He won -eventually, somewhere on the road, sometime before we hit Orlando, I think. Now, they have those measuring cups that fit about 2/3 rds of half a breast. That'll be $5.00. Plus tax. Rice not included.

OK, I keed, you do get the rice. And at least, you're not getting fat... I think.

Sadness fills my heart.

As for my stomach, it's currently being satisfied by THE NATURAL CHICKEN GRILL*.

*Particularly the one on 8th street (and 87th Ave), specially when the hatian (constantly-getting-tips-from-me-for-the-great-service-)dude is doing the chopping.