Hello, McFly.

January 31, 2009

In yo’ face.

Filed under: Hoops — marimcfly @ 11:59 am

I’m a little late with these, but what a great way to start my morning!

I’m about to head to open gym at Narbonne.. Who else is going?

January 30, 2009

Best week(s) ever.

Filed under: Uncategorized — marimcfly @ 10:16 pm

Tuesday: Barack Obama is our President.

Wednesday: found out I got a $10,000 grant to specialize in pediatric disabilities next semester.

Saturday: birthday celebration at e3rd.

Thursday: butter-drenched steak at Ruth’s Christ.

Friday: Venice Beach and Sawtelle with Stephanie.

So those are the highlights, but I also didn’t sleep on Saturday and I went to bed at 5am this morning..

I have a dry erase calendar.  I’m writing in the days for February, and I just wrote “1, 2, 3, 4, 8.”  Hahaha I guess it’s about time to go to bed.

Blogging will be back to normal soon, probably by next week.

January 28, 2009

I’m back.

Filed under: Music — marimcfly @ 10:11 pm

Birthday celebration this past week.. followed by no sleep (at all), and then 4 days of stuff, non-stop.  We killed it in the VIP booth.  ’nuff said.  If you’re not my facebook-friend, you don’t need to see the pics.. it was a family affair.  😉

Oh, watch this.  TiRon was named Hip Hop Official’s artist of the week last week.  Gooooo team!!

January 20, 2009

It’s a beautiful day.

Filed under: Life — marimcfly @ 7:33 pm

Barack Obama is the President of the United States.

Luckily, my professor let us watch the oath and his speech for the first hour of class.  I teared up.  So many emotions.. excitement, hope, nervousness, relief, fear, you name it.

aaaand Jay Smooth.  I heart him.

January 19, 2009

Today, tomorrow.. and beyond

Filed under: Life — marimcfly @ 12:54 pm

Dream.  Hope.  Let’s remember our history.. and make some, too. 🙂

January 18, 2009

..aaand I’m spent.

Filed under: Hoops — marimcfly @ 10:55 pm

1 burpee on day 1, 2 burpees, on day 2..

Day 100 of the CrossFit 100-burpee challenge: COMPLETE.

Uuungh.

Playing for Change

Filed under: Uncategorized — marimcfly @ 9:30 pm

I may be a little bit late on this one, but my dad put me on (thanks, Dad).  Renowned musicians from all over the world came together to promote Peace Through Music.. without ever meeting each other.  Foreign Exchange -style.

If you’re a fan of world music, then you’re in for a treat with Mark Johnson and Jonathan Walls’ Playing for Change: Peace Through Music, a film that premiered at the 7th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. It isn’t really a documentary as much as a global concert film, recorded on the streets of New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, Tibet and elsewhere, as the filmmakers (Johnson being an award-winning engineer and producer) traveled across the globe, finding musicians to record tracks on versions of “Stand By Me” and Bob Marley’s “One World” without any of the individual musicians ever having met each other. The purpose of the project which led to the formation of a foundation to help impoverished people in the areas visited is to show how music brings people together regardless of their cultural differences. The project had the duo recording and filming these diverse musicians guerilla style, then editing the film together to create an amazing never-before-seen “music video” of these amazing musicians playing together on these inspirational songs, as well as playing their own music.

January 16, 2009

“OMG, I tooootally hate that guy!”

Filed under: Life, Obsessions — marimcfly @ 11:26 pm

Yet another blog to keep me away from productive things like homework and.. homework.  Thanks to Omar for telling me about this one.

http://peoplewhodeserveit.com/

Flashback..

Filed under: Throwback — marimcfly @ 6:25 pm

Four words:

Tevin Campbell, Goofy Movie.

P.S.  Mark Sanchez, whyyyy?

January 14, 2009

Blast from the past

Filed under: Hoops, Throwback — marimcfly @ 11:09 pm

..and by the past, I mean 1995.

Megan’s boyfriend plays in the ABA (Modesto Bearcats basketball.. it’s fan-tastic), so I agreed to go with her to a game.  We headed to Rosemead, because they were playing the Beijing Olympian team (yes.. Sun Yue’s old team.. Yao too).

I’m not exactly sure why or how, but the Beijing team pulled in a few ringers.. including TOBY BAILEY.

Now if you know me at all, you know that the ’95 UCLA Bruin squad was my TEAM.  I literally had pictures of Tyus Edney taped all over my school folders.. and I actually still have the sports section from the day after they won the championship.  Tyus Edney was one of my first crushes (Duane Martin and Rufio were the others).  I still rattle off names from that roster any time it comes up in a conversation.. JR Henderson, Cameron Dollar, the O’Bannon brothers, George Zidek.. man.

Anyway, I was really excited.  It was also nice to meet Kevin (Megan’s man).. but I won’t lie, I spent most of my time watching Toby Bailey.  His court awareness and vision is really good now.

Kevin Young, Modesto Bearcats

Toby Bailey, Beijing Olympian

Toby Bailey, Beijing Olympian

Anyway, the game was pretty entertaining (especially since the Beijing squad had a 7-footer and 3 guys over 6’9″).  I’m really glad I went.. mostly because it reminded me of this.

Remember 4.8 seconds?

Remember when Toby killed it against Arkansas?

I’m on such a high right now.. except for the fact that the Lakers lost tonight.. Fish gambled when he shouldn’t have.  His player would have been trapped in the corner anyway.. and Fish went for the steal with the wrong hand, leaving himself out of position to recover.  It shouldn’t have even come down to that play, though.  Grrrr.

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