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Friday, April 27, 2007

Constantly Learning 

They say that you learn a thing or two every day. It's true. Here's what I learned recently:

1. You know that dusty build-up all over car. And it's yellowish. That's pollen. Beware! (If you're allergic to them.)

2. There's some stupid zoning law/restriction in regards to H Street in DC. Apparently, between 4th to 12 Streets, NE...sit-down restaurants are not allowed. I thought, yeah right! So, I drove down the street for restaurants. Sure enough, there are no sit-down restaurants. There's a McDonald's but it's just for order out. Then, I saw a Popeye's but then I realized it is located past 12th Street. Interesting, eh?
I tried to find some information. However, this link was the best that I could. There are other newspapers that have commented about this zoning restrictions.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Warm Weekend 

Boy, what a wonderful warm weekend! I think I felt like a bear, coming out of hibernation.

Friday night, KT and I went out to Thaiphoon to celebrate Kekua's birthday. It was good to see that old bitch. One more year and he joins the 30's club. Now, I'm just waiting for Brad and Cliff to join the club. Of course, by the time they do, I'll be joining the 40's club. Dammit!

Thaiphoon was ok. I was surprised because I had went there before and enjoyed the dining experience there. This time, it was alright. However, I had a grand time bitching with KT, Kekua, Brad, Merritt and Shannon.

Afterwards, we went over to Starbucks for the monthly Deaf GLBT coffee social off of P and 21 Streets. The weather was so nice that some of us opted to hang out outside. The rest huddled inside.

Saturday night, KT and I met up with some friends in Chevy Chase. We dined at Meiwah. The place looked really nice. However, the food was average. I had General Tso's chicken. There was nothing impressive nor spicy with my dish. I've had better Chinese food at Yum's.

Anyways, conversations with these friends are always hilarious, intellectual and thought-provoking. I could post entries on subjects we've touched that'll last me a month. Hmmm....we'll see about that.

Sunday was sort of a lazy day for me. Rested up. Went to JCPenny and shopped. Went to Marlo and ordered a sofa. We're getting a new sofa!!! Yay!

Came home and watched some episodes of How It's Made. Interesting stuff to learn about how things have been made. It's amazing to see how things are mass produced and custom-made. So, now every time I go shopping, I'll be wondering just how these things were made. You just hafta check it out!

Then, a student from NTID IM'd me for her Deaf Literature class project. We had a good conversation about my background and her interest in interpreting. It was just a nice surprise.

A couple of more weeks and I'm done with teaching most classes. I'll have my online class until June. Then, it's summer time for me!!!


Below, Liz took a picture of us at the recent DPHH at Clyde's in Chevy Chase. (I hate surprise pictures!!! Ah well.)

I looked better here, taken by Rob Rice.

ta ta for now...

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

B-day & GWTW 

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Gotta say "Happy Birthday!" to Kekua! Have a blast! *mwah*


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Last night, I finally finished watching Gone With the Wind. I know, I know...what kind of fag am I for not watching it earlier. Well, shut up, y'all! Better late then never, right?

Anyways, I loved it! I love Scarlett and her sassy remarks. She keeps on going and going with her bitchy attitude until Rhett tells to just stop it.

Boy, talk about a long movie! However, it was the kind that I didn't mind watching. I just loved the sceneries and the dialogues. Of course, KT and I were commenting to each other about some of the acting. Nonetheless, I understood why it was a classic. It was just done beautifully!

So, appreciate what you have now, not what you wish for.


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If you love watermelon, you can say you've been eating your veggies. Oklahoma wants to declare the watermelon as the state vegetable. The reason is that watermelon is a member of the cucumber family.

So, instead of green beans or broccoli on the side, serve watermelons!

ta ta...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

A Good Sleep 

For many of us busy professionals, sometimes we don't get our ideal amount of regular sleep. Some of us are lucky if we even get 6 hours of sleep. Some can get by with 5 or 4 hours of sleep. And few get by with 3 hours or less. Crazy!

I believe that most of us would just love to have 8 hours of sleep. However, I think what we'd really like is to wake up without having stress attack us. You could get 8 hours of sleep but then you wake up stressed already.

Anyways, last week has been a crazy week. Had so many things to do that I was looking forward to the weekend. However, I realized that I had to go out of town for workshops for the weekend. Don't get me wrong, the workshops were interesting. Just that I was already looking forward to coming back home.

So, yesterday, I got home and said very little to KT. Ate a bowl of chicken dumpling. (Thanks, KT!) Then, straight to bed I went.

I can't remember the last time I had a 10-hour sleep. That sure felt good to wake up well rested.

This week should be a good week.

If only we'd have the real Spring weather...


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tidbits - 4/11/07 

After my class at Gallaudet, I walked to the Gallaudet Metro to get to my other job at the law firm. I bumped into Toby at the metro. It was good to see him. I hadn't seen him in quite a while. He looked pretty good, especially with his new salt-and-pepper hair.

He was telling me about Twitter.com after I was saying that I haven't blogged much these days. These days I've just been busy with 3 jobs, 3 organizations with different roles and a handful of committees. Of course, I know that this isn't "exciting" news for my readers. So, it's hard to come up with something else when I've been doing nothing but work. So, Toby told me about Twitter.com. It's sort of a mini-blog. Each entry allows up to 140 characters. You can post as many as you want. So, it's ideal for one or two liners. Just a "twitter" of info for your friends. So, I'm gonna try that out but still keep my blogs. I'll let you know how it goes for me. At the same time, check it out!

Here's a sample of my Twitter:

follow graystorm at http://twitter.com

What's cool is that you can go to the site and submit a small post. Or you can submit via IM. Or you can submit via text message. You can read twitters and comment the same way as well. How cool is that?

After I got off the Metro, I saw something that was just ridiculous. I'm sure many of you have taken advantage of samples given out by people. You usually see those people giving out samples in grocery stores. The purpose of samples is to give you a taste so that if you like it, you'll buy the product.

In general, I guess one or two samples are appropriate. However, some people treat samples like a free meal. People will go back to the same person and collect 5 or more for themselves. It's like...embarrassing!

Well, this morning, there was a cart left out by the sidewalk by Honey Oats Cheerios or something like that. This guy had a plastic bag and was it up to the max with those small cafeteria-sized boxes of the cereal. People were walking by and just staring at the guy.

I get it that we all like free stuff. But seriously, if you like the sample you've tasted then buy the product. Ah well, I guess each to his/her own.

ta ta for now...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Constantly Learning 

It is said that everyday we learn something new. So, a new thing I learned today is a "midquel". We have a sequel and a prequel. Now, a midquel. A midquel is an addition that happens during the original story.

So, how did that come about? KT and I watched Bambi II, which was a direct-to-video.
Bambi II is a midquel which takes place right after Bambi's mother is shot while protecting Bambi. His father, the Great Prince, takes over the role as the single parent raising Bambi to be the next prince.

I have to say that Bambi II was not bad at all. I actually thought I was going to be disappointed as it might be cheesy but that was not the case. So, check it out...



Monday, April 02, 2007

April is Here 

Whaaa? I only posted one blog entry for the entire month of March. Ok, that has to be a record.

These days I just want to come home and plop my fat flat ass on the couch. No really, I just want to sleep! I usually come home and turn on the TV and watch a shwo that I've saved on TiVO. Not lately. I have like 200 shows waiting to be watched. No, really, just a few shows. I have like 4 episode of Heroes to catch up. I've finally caught up on Rome. Damn, is that show over for good or what? I hope not. I love Atia (played by Polly Walker)! She's currently my favorite bitchy character.

Battlestar Galactica is over...at least, until 2008. Arrrggggghhhh! I cannot wait that long! Dammit!

Ghost Whisperer has lost its appeal. It's cheesy now. Blah!

Ah well!

Last week was spent on working on a story for Raymond Luczak's Eyes of Desire 2. Speaking of Raymond, he's going to appear, along with other Deafies, in Law & Order: Criminal Intent this Tuesday ("Silencer")!

Well, I hope to post more entries this month because April is gonna keep me busy. Ta ta for now...