Thursday, May, 28, 09

Lesson Learned

Filed under: a moment in my head — theradishpress @ 5:01 pm

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Generally speaking, most people do not change. Not fundamentally anyway. I am the same person I was ten years ago, two years ago, thirteen years ago, you get the idea. There have been shifts. I have matured, thankfully, but at the core, I am the same person.

So, what I thought was me being an asshole and judgmental was my intuition saying NO!!!!. Listen to your intuition. It knows best.


Filed under: a moment in my head — theradishpress @ 4:58 pm

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there are perfectly sanitary ways to be an asshole.

Tuesday, May, 26, 09

Gonzalo sightings #6 and #7

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On Sunday walking to Babeland on Rivington with Sadiqeh, Ren, Raimondi, and Ludwig. Outside of Sunshine cinema Ben Foster!!!

Omg, that’s Ben Foster. Hot. He looks shy and like he has a permanent angry face like me, but isn’t really angry.

I tell Sadiqeh in Farsi to look over. Ren stood a few feet in front of him to make sure I saw. Hahaha.

On Monday, after watching some repeats of season 4 ANTM Sadiqeh and I saw Keenyah from that season at the Canal St JMZ waiting for the same train. It’s nice to be able to point things out in Farsi.

Of course, Ben Foster probable speaks Farsi ’cause he’s learning it for some role. Speaking of which, I owe Jake Gyllenhaal a letter.

Wednesday, May, 20, 09

health insurance

Filed under: a moment in my head — theradishpress @ 6:25 pm

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I just paid $20 to have some eyelashes removed.

Friday, May, 15, 09

this train stops at 86th st

Filed under: a moment in my head — theradishpress @ 6:59 pm

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crammed in here with shoving arms and legs and torsos, but no hands.

if you shove with your hands then it’s a fight.

i can smell sandalwood oil on the man in front of me. he is close, inches away. his dark neck looks smooth except for the one

thin line of wrinkle towards the base.

my left side is meeting sharp objects in a large backpack. they move into me as the train lurches forward.

and this express train is going slower than the local.

to my right towards my back a man keeps leaning. there is not room to lean. how can he lean?

and to my left towards my back one man has managed to find just enough space to dance with headphones on his head. he does not mind the heavy breathing, foot stomping, breathe with your mouth at times train ride.

when the car first fills my foot is crushed and a girl holding the same pole and i meet eyes and half laugh at the hurry and the frantic energy of these other passengers. i have places to go too, but i feel no need to shove. and despite my size i manage to take up little room, holding myself in, keeping my body close.

this train ride ends soon and i am let out onto a hot platform and up short steps to a neighborhood with mothers looking younger than their children and dogs with more expensive clothes than my entire collection of t-shirts and jeans.

Monday, May, 11, 09

Gonzalo Sightings #5 – Blake Lively

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I saw Star Trek on Friday. Yes, it was amazing.

So, Ren went with me like 4 hours before the show because I wanted to check out the line and pick up my ticket. We got to the kiosk and I swiped my card, which did not work. Ren said, “You’re doing it wrong” and grabbed the card from me. Only, it did not work for him either. A girl to my left said, “Oh, you have to turn it over and do it this way. I saw a lot of people doing it that way too.”

I looked up to say thanks and thought; Oh my god, it’s Blake Lively. And she is hot. Oh my god.

I thanked her and cracked some joke about how I am glad I am not the only one who does things backwards, because as Sadiqeh would tell you, I do generally haveĀ  a hard time working credit card machines (particularly at CVS). She laughed and was gorgeous.

When she walked away I kinda squeeled to Ren that that was her and he said, oh the guy must be Chace then. I looked up as they were walking out the door and saw that no, it was Penn Badgley, also insanely attractive. (‘Cause, you know, celebrities sometimes are hot only on TV or in the movies, not in real life).

Ren told me he almost whispered to me “That girl is hot.” I said I was glad he did not, because he does not know how to whisper.

Of course I told Sadiqeh right away.

It was so crowded in the theater if she had not said anything to me I doubt I would have even seen her. And that was nice of her to point out we were doing it wrong, ’cause I so would have gone and stood in the uselessly long ass line to talk to someone.

why? no.

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This is copied directly from IMDb:

“Seal and Heidi Klum made sure they had fun when they renewed their wedding vows at the weekend – by holding a hilarious ‘white trash’ style ceremony.

The couple has held a yearly retake of their nuptials since they first married in 2005.

The pair usually hold the bash at the same location every year – Costa Careyes, Mexico – but the stars’ fourth wedding anniversary celebration was cancelled due to the swine flu outbreak which originated in the South American country.

But the furore surrounding the disease couldn’t stop the fun-loving duo from taking part in the yearly event – they threw a wild party in Malibu, California instead.

A pregnant Klum dressed in a cheap lace wedding gown, with her hair in cornrows and puffed on a fake cigarette throughout the ceremony, while her husband donned a blond mullet wig and tacky 1980s suit.

The 75 guests at the union – which was officiated by an Elvis Presley lookalike – also joined in the fun, wearing jean shorts, animal prints and leather jackets.

Revellers enjoyed Mexican food and beer in honour of the couple’s usual wedding location.”

This is not funny. First Heidi Klum dresses up as an Indian goddess for Halloween then she and Seal decide that making fun of people based on their socio-economic status is ok?! Good job. This sets a wonderful example for your children, that you can always look poor and “trashy” if you want, or just for fun, but it’s hilarious and ironic because you are actually rich. Oh, and co-opting the culture of another race and religion is totally fine too, because it is just for fun and why not go all out when you can hire some make-up artist to paint your whole body blue and buy yourself some elaborate costume? This is why idiot frat students at Mason (I am citing a specific example here) think dressing up as a slave is ok. Memo: it is not. And you deserve a severe ass kicking for it.

Why don’t Klum and Seal just move to Williamsburg where their clever irony will be embraced and they will be the king and queen of hipsters?

Rich people buying themselves poor is nothing new. It remains pointless and insulting and a slap in the face of those folks who actually struggle on a daily basis to make ends meet. Also, why are you renewing your wedding vows every year? We get it, you like each other, A LOT. Take your show somewhere else.

Thursday, May, 7, 09

Is it just me…

Filed under: a moment in my head,cinema — theradishpress @ 6:10 pm
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…or does Francis Ford Coppola’s new movie Tetro look really pretentious?

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