Friday, July 30, 2004

What to do Friday night.

You may have heard some buzz about the movie Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle starring John Cho (the guy from American Pie 1&2) and Kal Penn (Kalpen Modi, the guy from Van Wilder). It's set in New Jersey, and it's about two guys who get the munchies and their adventures as set off for White Castle. Ebert and Roeper give it "two thumbs up. I had a few chances to see it in various advance screenings, and also when it was at the L.A. Film Festival, but I kept missing them. I was lucky enough to finally see it last night at a pre-screening event at the WB lot. I didn't think that I'd find a slapstick/gross-out/stoner comedy funny, but I actually found it to be pretty clever and well-written. Of course, I will admit I am biased because I am within one degree each of John Cho (yes, this John Cho) & Kal Penn, but regardless, if you are looking to watch a comedy this weekend, take a shot at (check their xanga sites). And of course, if you're in L.A., you can check out the temporary White Castle on Sunset Boulevard which is giving out 1 free burger per person, per day until August 11 to promote the movie. P.S. - I have some Harold and Kumar freebies, if anyone is interested... P.P.S. - You can win your own private screening by entering the Harold & Kumar Look-alike Contest, check the Harold & Kumar xanga sites for more details!

Thursday, July 29, 2004

I should clarify... camera is not COMPLETELY broken. It still works, it's just kind of broken and I am afraid to use it now. :( But for Nez, I will post some Montreal pictures up... I didn't drop my camera until close to the end of the trip.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

My camera loved the streets in Old Montreal.

I guess my camera loved the streets in Old Montreal so much that it flung itself against the cobblestone ones by the water. Really, that's exactly what happened. Ok, maybe I might have accidentally dropped my camera HARD on the cobblestone streets. And maybe the dent in the side of the camera could have been because of the HARD fall. And just because my camera cover doesn't close right now DOESN'T mean that I broke it when I might have accidentally dropped it. *sniffle*

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Seen in a circular for OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware)

DID YOU KNOW? Ceiling fans have a switch that can change the direction of air flow. During warm months, fan blades needs to turn counterclockwise. To circulate warm air during cooler months, flip the switch located just below the fan blades to turn them clockwise. This will direct cooler air upwards and warmer air downwards.

Friday, July 09, 2004

TOTALLY BULLSHIT! (aka: jozjozjoz's newest parking ticket in L.A.)

Yes, I really did this in 2003.  Now it looks like I have to write a new one. This was the check I wrote to the City of Fucking L.A. last year because I was mad about a parking ticket I received.
Ok, here's the story of my newest parking ticket. If this isn't total bullshit, I don't know what is... Yesterday, my brother paged me and said that a piece of mail had come from the L.A. Parking Violations Bureau for me, saying that I had an outstanding parking violation fine that I needed to take care of and that it was already delinquent at this point, so the fine was now $65. WHAT?!?! Now, you know very well if I had received a parking ticket, the first thing I would've done was blog about it. Well, I hadn't received any parking tickets in over a year (since my Infamous Check) because I have been going out of my way to avoid them. Anyway, my brother read off some of the details on the letter, couldn't tell what the violation is actually FOR, but saw that the citation was made on Friday, 6/4/2004 (I have to figure out what time) supposedly at the 2700 block of 8th St in Los Angeles. On that day, my car was either parked on the street in front of my home (NOT ANYWHERE NEAR that location) or parked in my parking spot at work (also NOT anywhere near that location). My car was nowhere NEAR East Los Angeles that day & in fact, I went out of town that weekend (with the car parked in front of my home) WITH THE ONLY SET OF CAR KEYS TO THAT CAR IN MY PURSE! Obviously, I never received a ticket on my windshield. My car was also NOWHERE IN THE VICINITY of where the citation was issued! So more than a month later, I get some ticket in the mail saying that not only did I violate some ridiculous parking law in some part of town my car has never ventured, but that the penalty has been increased since I was delinquent in paying a TOTALLY BULLSHIT ticket I knew nothing about?! FUCK. THAT. SHIT. I want to contest this, but I have no idea how I can prove my car was where I it actually was and not where they claim it was. I've consulted several people who basically say that I'm out of luck & that I'd better just pay up now before the fine increases again. But really. This is beyond fucked up. I will have to rant & rave about all the cool stuff I can buy for $65 and the memo on my next check to The City of Fucking L.A. will be even harsher than the "This ticket was bullshit."

Sunday, July 04, 2004

WHAT did you suck up with the vacuum cleaner?

Heard minutes ago: Yoshi: Um, do we have another bag for the vacuum cleaner? Joz: Yeah... didn't we just change the bag? Is it full already? Yoshi: Well, the vacuum just ate a pair of nylons, so yeah...

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Serious question

I have a ball of rubber bands that I'd like to keep, but they are dirty. Can I wash them by taking them apart and then putting them (in some sort of stocking/lingerie bag) into the laundry? Then can I put the rubber bands back together (as a ball again) once they're clean? Or do you have a better suggestion? [I don't want to buy new rubber bands, these have sentimental value. And no, I don't need any more rubber bands... I just want to keep the ones I have.]

Paging Dr. ProfessorEric!

After weeks of not seeing my darling ProfessorEric, it occurred to me that he is probably bored of me and has found a new love. It is probably a sexy doctor. After all, look at all the responses to his post "Seeking Sexy Single Doctors" after he broke his finger & didn't have health insurance to see a doctor. Incidentally, did we ever post HOW ProfessorEric broke his finger? He was trying to hit his sister, the loverly MissBrookline and MissBrookline broke the Professor's finger trying to defend herself. How's that for instant karma?