Name: neener
School: USC Marshall School of Business
Status: Employed...finally
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Reason for blogging: I'm incredibly self-absorbed.
I'm listening to...
::"Stay Beautiful," The Last Goodnight
::"Spaceman," The Killers
::"Green Light," John Legend
::"Superstar," Lupe Fiasco

I'm watching...
::The Office

I'm reading...
::Taiwan, A Political History, by Denny Roy
::The Devil and Miss Prym, by Paulo Coehlo

I've just seen...
::Slumdog Millionaire
::I Love You, Man
::The Reader
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
I Wonder If I Heard It Right..  
Ruben Studdard's "What If" is playing on the radio. I think I heard him sing, "You know I love you like I used to love cake." Did I hear that right? Wow.

Sunday, June 27, 2004
Keeping Busy  
So, I finally got an internship. I'm going to be a project manager at Academic Information Services for Marshall. It sounds like it'll be a good learning experience (read: a lot of work), and the good thing is that it's a paid internship, because I am in desperate need of money.

Friday was my first day, and it was so hard staying awake since I had gotten used to napping a lot during the day. I ended up drinking Mountain Dew and chewing gum at the same time in an attempt to stay awake. I'm going to have to work on not sleeping during the day.

Today Jaime, Dubya, Jenny, and I went to an outdoor concert at Levitt Pavilion (like a mini-Hollywood Bowl...and I do mean mini) in Pasadena. The performer was a Venezuelan artist named Thania Sanz who performed boleros and other music in both English and Spanish. Her voice was amazing and very versatile. It was a very nice way to spend the evening: sitting outdoors, listening to music, watching little kids play and dance on the grass.

Monday, June 21, 2004
Leaving Las Vegas  
I just got back from an overnight trip to Vegas. I remember finding Vegas to be a very boring place when my parents used to take us there on family outings, but now that I am over 21, its appeal is much more understandable.

Quick overview of events: After arriving in the afternoon, Dubya and I sunned ourselves at the "Oasis of the Gods" pool, while the rest of the gang went outlet shopping. We then did some shopping of our own, and then had a quick dinner before heading to Excalibur, where we saw "Thunder From Down Under." (Excellent show for the ladies, by the way) We then headed to Ra, the nightclub at the Luxor, where we almost left because of the sucky DJ-ing. However, at around 12:30, a new DJ started, and the music got exponentially better. We danced in the club til around 2 or 3, and then we headed back to our hotel. Dubya and I got some food and cocktails, so the two of us didn't go to bed til 4 AM. The next morning, we skipped the Bellagio buffet (which we were planning on having) and opted to have breakfast at a more ghetto casino, so that we didn't have to wait in line and could gamble at a cheaper price. I played blackjack for the first time and lost $10, but recouped $5.50 at the slots.

Anyway, for your (and Cur's) viewing pleasure, here is a little souvenir from Vegas.

Thursday, June 17, 2004
Welcome to the Jungle  
P$ took me to my first baseball game ever yesterday. It was awesome! In addition to seeing the game, we got the added bonus of seeing the Olympic torch stop by. Tom Cruise entered Dodger Stadium first, handed it off to Janet Evans, who handed it off to Vitali Klitschko, who then handed it off to Rafer Johnson. It was cool. Klitschko doesn't look as mean in person as he does on the billboards promoting his fights (although he does look physically formidable), and Tom Cruise looks like a midget standing next to him.

In terms of the game itself, I had my first Dodger Dog, was introduced to the ritual "seventh inning stretch," participated in my first wave, saw someone get kicked out, and was witness to unusually good heckling. One major highlight was seeing Eric Gagne pitch: as he walked out onto the field with "Welcome to the Jungle" blaring from the loudspeakers, this surge of energy and excitement just overcame the crowd. People were just going nuts! My understanding of the game is minimal, but even a novice like me could tell that Gagne is extremely good at what he does. All in all, a very memorable evening.

Today, I spent the day hard at work. Well, not really. More like spent the day doing nothing. I went to Borders and bought a book, walked to Corner Bakery for a breakfast sandwich, sat in their outdoor dining area eating and reading, and then drove to a local park, where I lay in the shade of a big tree, alternating between napping, reading, and daydreaming. I know, it's a difficult life I lead. Not everyone can handle such a peaceful existence. Not only can I handle it, but I excel at it.

Monday, June 14, 2004
Rocking Out  
I've recently been listening the "Today's Pop" radio station on LAUNCHcast radio. I think I can safely conclude that Daniel Bedingfield, whoever he is, blows.

Saturday, June 05, 2004
Nothing Doing  
Actually, it's more like doing nothing. I've been pretty much been lolling about the house, napping, and typing up a couple of cover letters each day. I'm so used to seeing my classmates every single day...I miss them! It's been hell trying to adjust to this time zone; for some reason, I didn't have this problem going to Japan. I've posted my Japan pictures on Ofoto, so contact me if you want to see them.

Anyway, I'm going to see the new Harry Potter movie today because Dubya scored me some free passes. I am very excited because (a) it's going to be the 2nd movie I've seen this week and I hated not being able to see movies during the school year, and (b) it's free! I am low on cash right now (Japan was expensive!) that I deeply, deeply appreciate anything that is free. Anything. So, if you would like to make a donation (monetary or not) to, I would be very grateful. Very. Did I mention that I would be grateful?

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