Hello, McFly.

May 27, 2009

You worry ’bout the wrong things.

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 5:47 pm

Kanye’s latest video.. featuring vocals from Mr. Hudson and visuals from Rihanna.. She (also) looks beautiful with her clothes ON! 🙂

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May 20, 2009

R.I.P. Jamaal Ray Valentine.

Filed under: Life, Stop Being Racist — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 7:49 pm

My friend’s cousin was tasered to death by the police.

I’m a little late on posting this, because I was so disgusted/nauseated by the whole thing that I couldn’t even bring myself to do more than post a link to the article on Twitter.  But yeah.. people need to hear about this.  The part I hate the most is how NOT shocked I end up feeling when it comes to stories of young Black males and police brutality.  Ugh.

Police, witness accounts of Taser death differ


Published May 19, 2009

LA MARQUE — Police say a Texas City man who died after being shot with a Taser stun gun fought with officers as they tried to arrest him late Sunday night.

But a resident who called police to the scene said the man was seeking medical help for a possible heart attack and didn’t appear to pose any threat to officers.

Read the rest of the article at Galveston County Daily News.

May 19, 2009

Best I ever had..

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 9:16 pm

Wow.. Miguel took a song I already loved and killed it (again).

May 14, 2009

July 11th: Craft Fair!

Filed under: Artistic Expression, Life — marimcfly @ 3:19 pm

Save the date now.. Trust me, lots of cute/clever/beautiful stuff you’d never expect.

Nola Darling > Boom Boom Pow.

Filed under: Music — marimcfly @ 9:38 am

Thank goodness, finally a version of this song that doesn’t make me want to poke my eyes out (every time Fergie tries to sing).  PEOPLE IN THE PLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE..

Absolutely Positive!

Filed under: Artistic Expression, Music — marimcfly @ 9:35 am

My big bro PackFM’s latest video finally dropped!  Okay, okay, a couple of days ago.. and I’m late again. 😦  Anyway, enjoy it!  My favorite part is 1:55.

May 13, 2009

24-hour Summer Vacation

Filed under: Drool, Life — Tags: , , , , , , — marimcfly @ 10:43 pm

Yesterday was excellent.  This is my only week off, and I had to go in for jury duty today.. so yesterday I figured I should cram as much Summer-y goodness as possible into the day.  Here’s how it went:

  1. Morning run
  2. Lazy breakfast and reading for fun
  3. Farmers’ Market at The Grove for lunch (fresh seafood pasta salad and frozen strawberry lemonade)
  4. Getty Center (Japanese Lacquer exhibit and a walk through the garden)
  5. Stop at Robek’s for a smoothie
  6. Alibi Room for (more) Kogi tacos with my TCS fam
  7. Watching the Lakers DOMINATE at Andrew’s place
  8. DVD night in Pasadena

Literally.. it was the most fun-filled day I’ve had in a really long time.. with the perfect balance of planning and spontaneity.  I only have pictures from the Getty garden and Alibi Room, so here they are.

And Alibi Room.. I remembered to take a pic of the tacos this time! 🙂

Hollie is sooooo ready.

Hollie is sooooo ready.

Michele and Lizel too.

Michele and Lizel too.

Jay and I were practically drooling at this point.

Jay and I were practically drooling at this point.

Perfection: bbq chicken, spare rib, and spicy pork.

Perfection: bbq chicken, spare rib, and spicy pork.

I’m really glad I did everything I did yesterday, because today I sat in the Jurors’ Lounge from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, minus the lunch break.  And the tv only played TMZ and Tyra.  Luckily, I had a book, a sudoku puzzle, my Blackberry, and my iPod.  Whew.. But now I’m free!  🙂

May 11, 2009

Tacos, Bullets, and Boogie Shoes.

Filed under: Drool, Music — Tags: , , , , — marimcfly @ 3:09 pm

So this past weekend, we celebrated Grant, Mike, and Doug’s birthdays with a two-day-long extravaganza.

First stop: Alibi in Culver City.  They serve Kogi Tacos there.  Yes, really.  They look like this:

I had to steal a professional photo from the Kogi website.. Because when my food came, I got so excited that I ate two of my three tacos before remembering that I wanted to take a picture.  Oops.

Ladies, holding it down at the bar.

Gentlemen, dismantling the car bombs.

Gentlemen, dismantling the car bombs.

…we headed to Busby’s after that, but I didn’t take many pictures.  I was too busy thinking about the general ratio.

Saturday.. Next stop: LAX Firing Range.

Welcome to the gun show!  No, really.  I held, pointed, and fired a gun for the first time ever.. and it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be!  My street cred just went up a thousand trillion points.  Swagger’s still running on empty, though.

The squad (minus me).

The squad (minus me).

Blurry.. but not too bad for a first time!

Blurry.. but not too bad for a first time!

Third stop: Air Conditioned in Venice.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Russ is not excited about the way his shot will taste..

Russ is not excited about the way his shot will taste..

A summary of the evening..

A summary of the evening..

Final destination: Benitos.  Carne Asada fries.  Yessss.

This is like porn for me.

This is like porn for me.

All in all, an excellent and eventful weekend.  Happy birthday, DougGrantMike!

May 6, 2009

Things that are getting me through finals week..

Filed under: Hoops, Life, Music — Tags: , , , , — marimcfly @ 5:42 pm

1) Kenny Smith.

2) Shaheen Jafargholi.

3) Knowing tomorrow at 12:00 marks the start of SUMMER!!!