Thursday, May 20, 2010

Look What I Dug Up?

This is one of the weirdest songs of all time. I came across it on the Youtube. Then I remembered watching this on Soul Train when I was very young.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What a Day!

This morning started out really good. I had to meet with a couple of guys about youth ministry over at Starbucks. So, I woke up early, took a shower, and got ready for my day. After all that, I went for my half mile walk to my bus stop. At the stop, there was this family; a mom, a dad, their son, and their two little girls. I don't know what happened, but all of the kids just started screaming. A couple of minutes later I was starting to go INSANE!!!!

Finally the bus comes. I'm the first to get on. I forgot to say that the bus was empty. What happens next? The family decides to sit next to me. I got to thinking that it was going to be a while until I got to Starbucks. The kids are still screaming by the way. A few minutes pass. I start to show frustrations and I go and sit at the back of the bus.

The rest of the ride seems rather calm. That is, until the kids come to the back of the bus and start screaming again. I am fed up at this point. I don't even get to my proper stop. I just get off. As I get off, I realize that Starbucks is about two miles away and I'm supposed to be there at 9am. It's 8:45am. There's no way I can make it by 9. So I go to call Rob (one of the guys I'm meeting) and I don't have his number.

It's about 9:04am and I get there and the guys aren't around yet, but guess who is. Go on guess. It's that darn family. The kids are still being brats. When Roba and his friend Dan arrive I ask if we can go outside.

After the meeting is over, we go to the thrift store to look for some stuff for an upcoming event. A few minutes after we go inside, I run into that family again, and yes the kids are still screaming.

A few hours later, I decide that I need a trash can, so I go to Walmart. Guess who just happens to be at Walmart? That family again. This time their kids are quiet. I am finally at peace.

After I get my shopping done, I get on the bus. The family is leaving at the same time as I am. The kids are complete angels. That is until we get on the bus. The kids just start to go nuts. This is where a different Chris Luna comes out. I don't know what got into me.

These kids are yelling and going crazy and I have had it. I yell out, "knock it off"! The dad looks at me and asks me if I'm okay. I tell him no and I get off at the next stop. I walk for about four miles until I get home. Then I kind of think about it for a while and I just give myself a pat on the back.

The end.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Six Days Later

Okay, so I've been off of Facebook now for six glorious days. They say that when you quit something, it's always hard the first week. Whoever they are, I want to punch them in the face. Only because they're right.

I'll go online to check my email then without thinking, I'll go to the URL box and start to type faceb... then a little devil will pop up on my shoulder and tell me to go ahead, nobody's going to care. An angel on my other shoulder will soon pop up and tell me that If I do, I'm lying to myself, God, and my 500 some odd friends. So I then get angry and punch the devil and the angel in the face and throw my computer at the wall. Well, mentaly speaking of course.

So that's the Facebook update. Plus it's cool to be back in the blogosphere.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Back to Blogging

As some of you know, I have made the choice to leave the Facebook nation for a while. You may ask why. Here is the answer.

I took a small trip to visit my good friends Mike and Danielle in Arizona last week and check out their church, Real Life. Everybody at the church was challenged to give up something for a month. Mike and Danielle gave up eating out. I wasn't going to give up anything, because I was just visitng the church. Then Dan, a pastor at Real Life asked me what I was going to give up.

I thought about it for a while. What was it that I could give up? Some people were giving up sugar, others would give up TV. So, I started thinking about the one thing I was obsessed with. I came to the realization that I am on Facebook way to much.

This is what I do in the span of two hours a night before I go to sleep. First I update my status, then I chat with people for a bit, then this is what takes up most of my time: I play games. Yeah, I guess I could have just given up on the games, but I decided to give up on the whole kit'n kaboodle.

So now I'm back to my first love on the internet, blogging. I guess it would be better to share what's going on in my life. I know I've said that I was going to blog more. I blog every once in a while. Since I'm not on Facebook, I guess this will give me something else to do.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Almost Five Months Later

First off, I must apologize. I haven't blogged in a few months because I forgot which email address I used. I also forgot my password. Now everything is back to normal. Time to blog it up.

Life just got a little hard all of a sudden. I was on top of the world. I had a really cool job. I was working at Deer Valley, the number one ski resort in the nation. Then on Friday, the job was taken away from me just like that. It was a seasonal job, and my review was good, not great, just good. I get to come back in November. Now I have to find a new one.

I am still having a hard time making friends out here. I still don't really know anybody, just people I worked with. I sure hope all of that will change.

As for me coming back to California, I just don't know. I know a lady from my church has offered me to rent a room from her. That was pretty tempting, but I at least want to give this a year's chance. I still have seven months left.

That's my update for you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Pros and Cons of Living in Utah

Pros:
I have a pretty cool job
I see random celebrities sometimes
SNOW!!!!
Main Street
I get to spend a lot more time with my family that I really don't see too often
I haven't had to answer questions with "No habla espanol"!
The bus system is free

Cons:
It's difficult to find friends
I can't adjust to the weather
I miss REAL mexican food
I miss my mom
Everything is far away
I get homesick all the time
I miss everybody

The pros and cons pretty much even themselves out! See ya next time.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Band of the 2000s

Okay, so a while ago I put up a post wondering who the band/artist of the 2000s was. To recap, a lot of people think that Elvis was the artist of the 1950s. The Beatles was the band of the 1960s. Led Zeppelin was the band of the 1970s. U2 was the band of the 1980s and Nirvana was the band of the 1990s. Now again, who would you say was the band of the 2000s.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Utah Chronicles: One Month Later

It's been a month already. Wow, time flies when you're shoveling snow. Here's what's going on. I normally start my day roughly at 5:45am. I get ready and leave the house at about 6:30am. Then I'm headed off to the bus stop. The bus leaves at 7:00am and it gets about 5 degrees that early in the morning. I arrive at work at 7:30am and take a bit of a nap. At 8:00am, I start work. It's a good time. Then I leave at 5:00pm.

I'm a ski tech. The name sounds cool, but the job is crazy. I fit people for their boots. Then I fit the boot to the ski. I'm not gonna go too into detail, because I don't want to.

Sometimes I get to work at the Silverlake lodge. There it's me and a girl named Claudia. Claudia is from Uraguay. It's very boring there, so we spend most of the time just talking. I talk about how cool Downey is, and she talks about how awesome Uraguay is. The problem is I have a rough time listening to her because, she has a heavy accent.

The job has it's perks. I run into celebrities from time to time. Today I got to meet Dan Castelenta(I probably messed his name up. He's the guy who does Homer Simpson's voice).

On my days off, I usually go into Old Town Park City and just go through the stores. I've tried skiing a couple of times and got hurt doing so.

I haven't made any friends yet. I hope that'll change soon. I'm trying to find a church. The church I went to this past Sunday caught on fire, and there wasn't much of a sermon. Don't worry, the church is fine. I'm gonna try a church out this week that my Aunt's friend goes to. She's from Downey and works with the youth. Just like me. Maybe that's a sign.

Hope to blog to you guys soon. Time to bug out.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Utah Chronicles

This is a first in a series that I'm dubbing, "The Utah Chronicles". You see a couple of months ago I got offered a job in Park City, Utah. This job is working at the number one ski resort in all of North America, (as chosen by the readers of Ski magazine), Deer Valley. This place is so "choice". It's the resort where all of the top celebrities go skiing. No joke.

Today I was at work and my boss was naming off everybody who stops by. Everybody goes here. Brad Pitt, Madonna, Jodi Foster, Matt Damon, Will Smith, and the list goes on. And I found out today that I get to deal with most of them. There was one thing I forgot to tell my boss. I tend to get starstruck to the point that I embarrass myself. I mean once I met Lou Farrigno and all I said was, "Hulk.... Hulk...." Let's see how this works out.

Anyway, I got here a couple of days ago. I'm not sure when I'm coming back or if I ever will. Let's see what tomorrow will bring. Smell ya later.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A New Beginning....

So, some of you know this, others don't. I just really haven't got a chance to tell you. On November 23, I will start my new job working in the ski rental shop at the Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City Utah.

It was a little bit iffy telling you this via the internet. I apologize to any of my close friends out there that had to find out this way rather than me telling you in person. Some of you I really tried to get a hold of others, I may have just forgotten. For that I am truly sorry.

You may ask, "Why the move"? Well, my uncle is inviting me to live with him rent free. Since it's truly impossible for me to save money working a part time job, I have decided to take him up on the offer.

I don't know how long I plan on being gone for. Truly, I would like to stay there for a year. I don't think that's going to happen. I may be there longer.

I am skeptical about moving. I'm putting it in God's hands. I feel that God wants me to do this.

One of the things that is going to be a challenge is finding a church. There is only one christian church around the area. My biggest fear is that I find one and get plugged in ASAP. I really don't want to become one of those people that leaves a church and moves away without getting back into one.

I've been talking to a lot of people about this move. Some are excited, others aren't. I know this is going to work out. I just wish it wasn't so soon. I'm gonna miss you all. It's important to remember, I really don't want to live there forever. I will be back. As they say in, "Masters of the Universe", this is not goodbye, this is good journey. Good journey everyone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Truth

In August, my roommate, Erick and I got into a scuffle. One of the things that happened was that when I first moved in, it was going to only be for six months. Those six months have turned into three years. In those three years, I have not really kept up my end of the bargain.

I am not a very tidy person. My parents never really taught me how to be a tidy person. So all of this time I really haven't been doing a good job keeping the house clean. I am also very lazy. I usually wake up at 9 and play video games or watch movies until I have to go to work at 2:45pm. He really started getting tired of this.

He said that he was tired of me taking advantage of the situation and wants me out by October 4. If I can find a job by October 4, I can stay until February.

So here's what happened since our little scuffle. I have kept a cleaning log of what I clean every day. So far I have been keeping up with it. I clean something everyday. Some things are on a cycle. I vacuum every other day. If there are dishes in the sink, I clean them. I clean the bathroom every weekend. I don't watch that many movies or play that many video games anymore. I apply for jobs everyday I have been calling every place that I apply for. So far it hasn't been good. Nobody seems to be hiring. I am not giving up.

I'm really trying to better myself. I've been keeping myself accountable. Growing up, I don't know why, but my parents never really showed me any life skills. My grandparents and other family members tried, but I never really saw them too often. Nobody showed me how to save money, how to clean, or take care of myself.

My dad watched a lot of TV. So much that he got a lot of his parenting from TV. I remember I was eight or nine years-old and I did something bad. I don't remember what it was. My dad asked me, "How would Jason Seaver (The dad on Growing Pains) handle this? My sister went missing when I was younger and he asked me, "How would My Two Dads handle this"? I know I joke around a lot, but that actually happened.

Enough about my dad, I have two options that I really don't want to pursue. I have an uncle that lives in Utah who wants me to find a job out there. I would have to find the job first before I go and move there. I would have a place to live and I wouldn't have to pay any rent. I have another uncle who lives in Virginia. He would help me find a job out there. I would have to find a place to live though.

The option that I want to pursue is that I need to find a full-time or a second job here in Downey. I have an interview for a job in Utah. I'll be making the same amount of money there as I do at Albertsons. I hope to have a car pretty soon so I can widen my areas.

October 4th is creeping up on me. I know I did this to myself. I don't know what to do. I don't want to be homeless. I didn't want to ask for help, honestly, I don't know how. I just know that I had to get this out in the open. It's been really tearing me up inside. If anybody out there can help me. Please let me know.

Internet Clip of the Week

Welcome to a new segment on The Lunaverse called, "Internet Clip of the Week". In this edition, President Obama calls Kanye West a jackass. Take a listen.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Christmas Carol

The other day I saw a poster for the new Jim Carrey movie, "A Christmas Carol", and notice that his Ebenezer Scrooge closely resembles his character in another Jim Carrey kiddie movie, "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events". Comment me if you disagree.


Friday, September 4, 2009

The New Chris Luna

So check this out. Since the beginning of August, I have decided that I'm going to start changing my life for the better. I'm gonna do this mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Mentally - I am getting over my fear of driving You know, telling myself that I can do it instead of being afraid.

Physically - I really need to start taking care of my body. I'm slowly but surely giving up sodas. I am also staying away from spicy foods. One day I'll give up the fatty and sugary foods as well.
I'm also riding my bike a lot more and walking too.

Emotionally - I am really thinking about moving out of California. It's emotional because I really don't want to do it. My family and friends are out here and I don't want to do it. We'll see what happens.

Spiritually - God is in control. I know I won't get lead astray.


I have also started cleaning more and I keep a log of what I do to keep me accountable. I just thought I'd share this with you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Just Another Song that I've Grown to Like

Here's a jewel from 1998. I remember hating this song when it first came out. It was WAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY to overplayed for a couple of years. Now that it's been eleven years. It's like most song that get overplayed when they first come out, first you don't want to hear it, then it becomes okay to listen to.

Ladies and gentlemen, performing their hit song, "You Get What you Get", here are New Radicals

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Musical World of Albertsons

If you go into Albertsons, you may or may not notice that we have a wide range of music. I guess that's like most stores. I'll give you an example of what happened yesterday. I heard Guns N Roses followed by James Ingram, James Taylor, Green Day, The Ramones, Green Day, Whitney Houston, Joan Jett, Lenny Kravitz, 4 Non Blondes, Poison, Mariah Carey, and Willie Nelson (I get bored at work, so I keep track of the songs they play). Some songs they play are awesome, some you just love to hate. Then there are songs that just seem to grow on you. No matter how much you may hate the song, if you hear it enough times, you may even like it.

Robbie Williams is an artist that I don't really care for. I don't like him because A). His name is too close to Robin Williams. and B). He just looks and sounds like he's way to cool for you to even listen to. Anyway, There is a song that plays at least once a day called, "Angels". When I heard it, I kinda liked it. Then I found out that it was Robbie Williams. I still kind of liked it, but I really tried to get it out of my head. I look at it now, and I'm not ashamed that I like it. I just think it's not that bad.

There are so many artists out there that I don't like, but I like a couple of there songs. Or, I like the melody, but I dislike the song or the person singing it.

Do you feel this way, let me know by leaving a comment. If you don't know the song, "Angels", here it is.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Rise and Fall of Me and Music.

Something crazy happened this summer. I came to the realization that I really don't listen to as much new music as I should. I've had conversations with my friend Nathan about new music. We'd say that we wouldn't stop listening to new music. Nathan hasn't, but I have. It happened by accident. Mainly because my radio broke. I guess I could listen to internet radio.

I find that I am slowly starting to become less interested in new music. I was checking out my CD collection and I noticed that I haven't bought a new CD since 2007. There is something special about buying a new CD. And I'm not talking about getting it though iTunes or another digital service.

I went to Best Buy the other day trying to find something new that I would be interested in. So what do I do? I end up buying a Bob Dylan CD. It wasn't anything recent. It was Highway 61 Revisited. For those of you that don't know about that album, it was released in 1965.

This being said, do you have any recommendations that can help me get back on track? Let me know.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's Been A While Since My Last Post

I don't even remember the last time I blogged. I wanna say May or June. Good news, I'm back and I'm here to attack. I really don't have anything good to report, but don't worry kids, I'll have something good posted pretty soon.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My New Favorite Show!

I have a new favorite show. I don't care if I'm not in the key demographic (1-5 years old). I was at my friend, Jordan's house and we were having a serious conversation about what God is doing in our lives. I just happend to turn my head for a second and saw his little boy dancing to this...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I Hope Tom Petty's Not Next?

So check this out. A week before Johnny Cash died, I listened to his music a everyday. The same thing happened very recently when I found my Bad CD and started listening to Michael Jackson again. The past couple of days I've been getting in touch again with Tom Petty's music. Does this mean he's going to die too? Oh man, I sure hope not. Maybe I should start listening to The Jonas Brothers More.

Monday, June 22, 2009

And I Thought My Life Couldn't Get Any Weirder...

In the summer of 1998, my uncle Joe moved in with us. He just got a divorce and he didn't have a place to live. My parents told him that he could live with us for a while. A few months later he and my dad got into a fight about the rules of the house. My dad basically said that if you don't like it, you can leave. So my uncle left. He left, but didn't really tell anybody where he was going. He didn't even tell his kids.

A few months later after my dad had passed away, he came back for a little while. At this time I was having a real hard time with my job at Seven Eleven. I was working the graveyard shift and I never slept. I needed a new job. He told me that I could go to work with him. My mom gave me permission to quit my job. The next day, I quit my job. The day after that, he didn't show up.

A few weeks passed. He told his kids that he would be back for them. He never showed up. A few months passed. His friends called the house saying that he owed them money. A few more months passed. I went with my good friend, Scott Martin to Long Beach to drop off an elderly woman from church. On the way back home, on the 605 freeway, I saw a familiar face. It was my uncle Joe. I waved to him. He waved back. That was the last time I had ever seen him. That was in 1999. Nobody has seen him since.

A lot of time has passed. There have been family events that he has missed. He missed his kids graduate from high school. He missed my grandpa pass away. In 2005, when my grandpa passed away, my mom had it. She and pretty much the rest of my family didn't want anything to do with him. I say pretty much, because I think that I was the only one that wanted to see him come back. This is the time that I started to pray that he would come back.

It's 2009 now. A couple of weeks ago, I got a message on Facebook from my cousin Cassie recently became in contact with him. I told her that I missed him and I gave her my number to give him. She gave me his girlfriend's email address.

I sent her an email with my phone number. I was just thinking how weird it would be if all of a sudden he called me. All of a sudden all of these questions popped into my head. What would happen? Would I start a new relationship with him? Would my family disown me if I did have a relationship with him.

Last Friday he called me.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rocket Surgery?

I don't quite know what rocket surgery is. Maybe I should ask Randy Elliot and Don Goodman over at Sunny Hills.

My good buddy Dave showed me this website. It's now my favorite. I decided to show it to you. www.failblog.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Decline Of Blogging

When I first got my blog, I'd blog everyday. I would blog even if nothing interesting happened to me that day. Sometimes, I'd tell a story or post something I saw on the internet just so I kept the blog busy. Nowadays, I really don't blog that much anymore. I don't even remember the last time I read anybody else's blog. I kind of miss it. I'm only blogging now to stay off of anybody's "Dead Friend's" list. I hope to get back in the swing of things soon. 'Til then, Peace, I'm outta here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

You Gotta Know Somebody To Get Ahead

I need a new job. I have certificates, but everywhere I've looked, they want experience. How can I get experience if nobody will hire me? I have resorted to this. If anybody out there needs a secretary, or an office worker, or if you know somebody who needs one, Here's my qualifications.

I am certified in:
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microft Outlook
Quickbooks
Internet Basics
Filing

I'm trying to stay as local as possible.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Which Is The Better Album?

This is something that's been on my mind lately. I was honestly thinking which was the better album, Thriller or Bad. I think Thriller has the hits, but Bad has the better songs. So what if he's a weirdo! Comment on this one. I want your feedback.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Turning A Negative Into A Positive

I'm Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. Every time I would go to blog, I would always have something negative to say about life, and it would seem that I would want you to feel sorry for me. I really don't want that. Here's what's going on with my life. Don't feel sorry for me, instead keep me in prayer.

I found out today that no matter what I do, I'm gonna be stuck at Albertsons for now. "For now" are the key words. For a while now, I've been wanting to go back to school. Every chance I get to go back, it always conflicts with work.

This time around. I said, eff it, I'm gonna go back to school, get some skills, and make something out of myself. I was not gonna take no for an answer. It's my time. On April 11, I asked, no, told my boss that I was going to go back to school. She seemed cool about it at the time. Fast forward to today. She told me that it would conflict with my work schedule.

Here's where it gets complicated. You see, I need to make 24 hours a week at work. If, I mean when I go back to school, I would get out before 12pm each day. Then I would come in at 2:30 and work 'til 8:00. If I work five days, I would be working more than 24 hours a week, right? No because I have to be sensitive to the other people's schedules in my department. Are you lost yet? I know I am.

I'm looking at my options. I could quit. That would be stupid and I would lose all of your respect. Option #2, I ask to be moved up. That's not gonna happen. I've been asking all year. Option #3 is a lot like number 1 except I find a better job first. Then there's option #4 stick it out.

I'm gonna talk to the store director on Thursday. Let's see what happens.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Frickin' Youtube

About a year and a half ago, I created my first Ooongatz movie and posted it on Youtube. A lot of people loved the first video. It was called, "The Glorious Picnic". I went on Youtube the other day to show a friend who had never seen the movie. As I went on, we could not watch it. Due to copyright laws, Youtube took out the audio track. The worst part was that I deleted the actual movie off of my computer, thinking that it's on Youtube now and I can clean up space on my computer. Man was I wrong!

The thing that I don't understand is, there are millions of videos on Youtube with copyrighted music. Why did they have to crack down on me? Why don't they crack down on all of those Rick Rolled videos?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Why Can't I Call Star Wars, Star Wars Anymore?

So the other day I put on Star Wars. I was also online, and I was chatting with someone. He wanted to know what I was doing. I told him that I was watching Star Wars. He asked which one. I said, "Star Wars". He wanted to know which episode. I just went by instinct and said, "oh, the first one". "Episode 1", he answered. So I was thinking, "that's right, I forgot that George Lucas messed up one of the coolest movie series of all time and gave all of his movies extremely long titles". I guess what I was supposed to say was Star Wars - Episode 4: A New Hope.

There was a time (before 1999) when somebody would ask which Star Wars you are watching and you would answer with the first one and they would know what you were talking about. Now you have to say, Episode 4 or, A New Hope, or the full title. To be honest, I didn't even realize it was called, "A New Hope" until middle school. Alright, I'm done.

Monday, March 23, 2009

It Sucks, But It Still Works.

Hey computer geeks, I'm trying to sell my computer, but I don't know how much I can get for it. I hope to get more than $150.00 for it, but I don't want to sell myself short. I can't find any similar items on ebay or craigslist.

Here are the specs.

Emachines T3418 (yes emachines) 2006. I bought it for about $400.00

AMD Sempron Processer 3400+
2.0 GHz, 1600 MHz System Bus, 256 KB L2 Cache

Drives
DVD+RW 16x Double Layer Multi-Format Drive
DVD ROM - From an older computer - 2002 (Loose)
160 GB ATA Hard Drive

Memory
512 DDR SDRAM

Video
nVIDIA GeForce 6100
PCI-Express Slot Available

Network
10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN

Modem
56K ITU V.92 Ready Fax/Modem

9-in-1 Digital Memory Card Reader

5 USB

Operating Software
Windows XP Home Edition with SP2

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Dad's Band Mate

So check this out, I was cleaning up my room, and I came across my dad's band's record. Since I don't have a record player, I thought maybe I would get lucky on the internet and typed it in. It was released by Polydor Records. Tower of Power, Pancho Sanchez, and Elton John's bassist played on it, so it was worth a shot.

So I did a search on Google, and bam there it was, The Brian West Band - Don't Stop Now. The bad thing was, I couldn't find any audio of it. I do have some good news to report. It turns out that my dad was right and the album hit "gold" in Norway. Brian West's real name is Brian Haner. Some of you out there may know Dusty Haner Jr., his nephew, or Synester Gates from the band, Avenged Sevenfold. That's his son.

It also turns out that Brian opens up for the stand-up comedian, Jeff Dunham. I guess Brian is known as, "The Guitar Guy". So I found one of his songs on Youtube and here it is.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Scrubbing Bubbles


Some childhood memories just stick. A few months back, I blogged about how whenever I hear the song, "These Dreams" by Heart I start crying. I do. I don't start balling. A little tear comes to my eye when I hear it. I lied. I turn into a baby when I hear that song. I have another memory that is almost as messed up. This one has do do with a particular cleaner called, Scrubbing Bubbles.

When I was little I would watch TV with my mom. A little commercial with these little cartoon bubbles with evil faces would come on. This for some reason would freak me out as a toddler. My mom would tell me not to worry, because it was just a cartoon.

I remember one day we went grocery shopping and without thinking, she bought some Scrubbing Bubbles. Let's go back for a minute. As we were in the aisle, she told me to get it because it was on the bottom shelf and I was smaller back then so it was far much more easier for me to get it than her. Plus she was pregnant with my sister and it was hard for her.

I remember just looking at the canister and telling her no. I was scared that the bubbles were going to come out and get me. Then she realized why I was scared, so she went ahead and got the Scrubbing Bubbles herself.

I kinda forgot about it until I went to scrub the toilet and lo and behold was a canister of... Scrubbing Bubbles. I had a little flashback, then laughed, then ran to the hill. The end.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Leave Octomom Alone!

Years ago on Youtube, a boy named Chris told the world to leave Britney alone. Now a twenty year-old man named Chris wants you to leave Octomom alone. Sure, she's a whackjob who now has 14 kids, but tonight I turned on the TV and saw a mob of people in front of her house as she brought home two of her new children. I mean hey, She's been though a lot the past weeks and all she wanted to do was to bring her babies home. Leave Octomom alone!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Haven't Vented in a Long Time....,

Sometimes when I blog, It's something silly, or I have a countdown that nobody pays attention to. Once in a while I will write about something serious. I am not afraid to write what is on my mind. This is something I've been wanting to write about for a while.

My church motto is, "Love God, Love People, Serve the World". I'm afraid I am having a hard time loving a certain person that NEEDS love. There's a guy who has come into my life very recently that just freaks me out. I don't say this to kid, but it's true. It's hard for me to show love towards him. I have the hardest time just going up to him and just say the word, "Hello".

This man has been hanging around the church for about a year now. If you go to the same church as I do, you've seen him. He usually wears a Transformers shirt. The guy is in love with Optimus Prime. I don't know his whole story. I think he may be homeless. This man spends most of the day in the kitchen of the church talking on the phone. He smells awful. He talks to himself, and I really don't know how to act towards him. I also feel that if you rub him the wrong way, that he will just lose it. I do feel scared.

Wednesday night is when we have our youth service at church. What if he goes crazy one day and a student sees him? Worse, what if he takes it out on one of the kids. I'm not the only person that feels this way. I know, I may be acting shallow. I may just be judging a book by it's cover. He may be a great guy, I just don't know how to show this man the love, and like I've said before, I wish I knew how to act towards him.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Mix Tape, R.I.P. My Friend


I miss the days when making a mix tape and taking hours and sometimes days to make it perfect. Do you remember the effort in making the perfect mix tape? I do. You'd sit there listening to the entire song. Then you'd realize half way through, "The Heart of Rock and Roll" that you didn't want that song on there, you wanted, "Cat Scratch Fever", or maybe, "We've Only Just Begun", no wait, "Genie in a bottle". Then you'd have to rewind the tape, find the beginning of the song you wanted to tape over and start with a fresh song.

There is no effort now. It's so easy with CDs. Nowadays you just go into a music organizing program, make a playlist, and you have a CD. If you don't want, "Only the Good Die Young", you can just click a button, and boom the song's gone. You can replace it with, "I Lean Like a Cholo", or "Twist and Shout" or even, "A Long December", just like that.

I'm not complaining about mix CDs. They are a lot easier to make than mix tapes. I just miss the hard work it would take in mixing a tape. There I'm done.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #9

Well this is it. This isn't just the last movie and song of the 90s, but it's the last movie and song of my little series. So here's a Mel Gibson movie that he did in the nineties that didn't have the words Lethal or Weapon in the title.



I am not much of a Neil Young fan, but I love this song.



Tomorrow I go back to posting the usual stuff. Thanks for checking it out.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #8

Wow, I can't believe I didn't post this video yet. Joe Pesci would probably stab me with his mother's knife if I didn't put this video up.



This is what happens when the guy from Weezer and the girl from That Dog have a baby. This is also the only quazi-good version of the song I could find. Please forgive me.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #7

Oooh here's a good one, usually....



A few days ago I talked about a song by OMD. Here's a song by OMC.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Post #200: The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #6

Here it is my 200th post, a movie that is most worthy of being my 200th post, Rushmore.



Here's Soundgarden with a song from the good old days, and one of the creepiest videos of all time.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #5

Well, sorry for the two day delay. Last night was the Academy Awards and Slumdog Millionare won, but fourteen years ago, a movie that actually deserved the award won...(Ooooh everybdy hates me now!)



Here's U2 and yes, they are even better than the real thing.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #4

After this post I am taking a break for Saturday and Sunday. I will be in Big Bear, and I am not taking my computer with me. That being said, it's time for the nineties movie and song of the day.

Two words for you, "As If".



Do do do , do do do do....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #3

The funny thing about this trailer says that it's a Walt Disney picture, but Touchstone Pictures released it. I know that Disney owns Touchstone. I just wonder if at the last minute Disney decided to take their name off of it. Also, Does anybody else love this movie?



Here is another video from MTV Unplugged. Plus I love Natalie Merchant's voice.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day #2

Quite possibly the best movie with Tara Reid, Aimee Mann, and Flea...



Here is my favorite moment from Nirvana on that Unplugged show on the MTV

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Nineties Movie And Song Of The Day

Here we are the beginning of the end. This is the last series of movies and songs of the day. This movie takes place in the 70s and has an all-star cast of then unknown actors.



So check this out. I have this old Windows 95 CD. I checked it out to see if there were any "cool" games on it. I found Pac-Man, some sweet cartoons, and this music video. Sorry for the clicking sounds, I couldn't find a better version

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Final Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day

Why can't Tom Hanks make movies like this anymore?



I was trying to find some sweet way to finish up Eight Days of the Eighties. So here's some Van Halen. Enjoy and get ready for Nine Days of the Nineties.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day #7

Since it is Sunday, I thought the best movie trailer to show would be a movie about two brothers who are on a mission from God.



I don't care what anybody out there says, I freaking love this song. Plus, the guitars kind of sound like bagpipes.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day #6

Well since it is Valentine's Day...



Here's some OMD or is it OMC. No, it's OMD. OMC did How Bizarre, a ninties song. OMD does this one....

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day #5

Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?



I just realized that all this time, I have not used any girl groups. So here are The Go-Gos with "Our Lips Are Sealed", and maybe you can tell me what in the heck is Belinda Carlisle wearing.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day #4

Before Christian Slater and Heath Ledger kicked butt in The Dark Knight, Micheal Keaton and Jack Nicholson did it first...



Here is Tom Petty doing Free Fallin' before John Mayer ruined it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day #3

This one time, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas had a baby and named him Indiana Jones



Then this other one time, Tears For Fears had a baby and named him, Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day #2

Before we get to the movie and song, I wanted to share with you something that happened recently on the news. It features everybody's favorite fawcett and fixture guy in the entire world.....



Now that we have that out of the way, here's a story of a kid who goes back in time to make his mom and dad fall in love, and Doc Brown must send him back to the future



Here's some Oingo Boingo from the US Festival

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Eighties Movie And Song Of The Day

The movie of the day stars a young Corey Feldman and surprisingly Josh Brolin.



The song of the day is sung by a not so young Billy Joel. I couldn't find the original so,(ANGELO), I hope you like legos.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Final Seventies Movie And Song Of The Day

This is it the final 70s movie and song of the day. The movie is brought to you in glorious black and white.



Here is a David Bowie song.



Get ready for Eight Days of the Eighties.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Seventies Movie And Song Of The Day #6

This week marks the tenth anniversary of my dad's passing. To honor him, I have chosen his favorite movie of the seventies.



And here's a band that he had the honor of hanging out and playing with. Tower of Power.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Seventies Movie And Song Of The Day #5

Usually I when I do this I find a trailer. This time is different. Here's a scene from the movie instead.



This is what happens when Stevie Wonder guest stars on Sesame Street:



Here is an added bonus:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Seventies Movie And Song Of The Day #4

The movie stars Al Pacino as a guy who just wants to rob a bank.



The Song is about making me live.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Seventies Movie And Song Of The Day #3

You knew that sooner or later I would pick this movie as the movie of the day.



Here is and ELO song.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Seventies Movie And Song Of The Day #2

The movie of the day is about a shark that likes to eat people.



The song of the day is by Mr. Costello. I couldn't find the original version, So here's the one he did with three Jewish rappers on SNL.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Seventies Movie And Song Of The Day

Here we go, Seven Days Of The Seventies begins with my favorite Jack Nicholson movie.


Here is my favorite Kinks song. This one's for you Angelo. Even though, it was recorded in 1969, it didn't get released until 1970.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Final Sixties Movie And Song Of The Day

The movie and song go hand in hand.
The movie stars a young Dustin Hoffman.



The Song is by the guys who play on the soundtrack for the movie above.





We made it to the final day of the six days of the sixties. Tomorrow starts seven days of the seventies.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Sixties Movie And Song Of The Day #5

The movie is a rather "Odd" One.



The Song so nice they named it twice

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Sixties Movie And Song Of The Day #4

I decided I was gonna make this more interesting. You now get to guess what movies and songs I am choosing. Are you ready?

The Movie of the day stars Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, and Jonathan Winters. Now watch the trailer.



The Song was originally written by Neil Diamond. Now you get to watch the music video.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Sixties Movie And Song Of The Day #3

Movie - Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb



Song: I Can't Help Myself by The Four Tops

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Sixties Movie And Song Of The Day #2

The Movie - Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid


The Song - Midnight Confessions by the Grass Roots
And yes, that's Creed from The Office playing guitar!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Sixties Movie And Song Of The Day #!

I'm starting this new thing called, Six Days of the Sixties. It will be followed by Seven Days of the Seventies , Eight Days of the Eighties and so on and so on.

The sixties movie of the day - Easy Rider
The sixties song of the day - Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations.

I figure this will keep me blogging everyday.

Bad Day At El Taco

Many people have commented on a recent Facebook status about me saying that I had the worst experience at El Taco ever. It was more of a weird day than a bad one.

First, My good friend, Dave ordered his meal. He went to sit down and while he was sitting his drink was ready. So like a good friend, I brought it to him. When he got his meal, they gave him another drink. Then, when I got my meal I got an order of fries that I did not order.

My other friend, Paddy got the wrong drink, Then to make things worse, the burrito I recommended for Dave, was horrible. Also, the bench that we were all sitting at almost collapsed. - The End

Thursday, January 22, 2009

If They Mated

On Conan O'Brien, he does this bit called, "If They Mated". If you are not familiar with this, he gets pictures of two celebrities (usually a hot Hollywood couple) and mixes their pictures up and a picture comes out of what their baby would look like.

Tonight, I was going through the internet and came across a picture of Amy Winehouse. It looks more like a picture of what Amy Winehouse and William Baldwin's baby would look like if they mated. I feel like I work for TMZ.

Here it is. I'll warn you now, it's pretty scary.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lost In Meditation

A few years ago, I was reading about this boy who had a tumor. It was pretty massive and the doctor told him that he didn't have that much time left. His parents had practiced meditation, they taught him to do it as well.

One day, the boy started meditating. In his meditation, he imagined that he was the pilot of an X-wing from the movie, "Star Wars", and he imagined that his tumor was the Death Star. So, he imagined that he blew it up. The next day he awoke and the tumor was gone. The doctors did some tests and found that there was no trace of cancer in his body.

The other day I was in pain. I had a migraine. It was bigger than I have had in the past. Yesterday, I woke up and it was still there. I took medicine and nothing had helped. Last night, I remembered the story about the boy and his tumor, and since I meditate from time to time, I thought it might work for me too.

This morning I woke up and the pain was gone. It's been a few hours now. The pain is still gone. This also just proves to show that you must have the faith that God is there for you and will always be there for you. The entire time I was meditating, I was talking to God. He was my co-pilot in that X-wing.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Complete Opposite Of My Last Blog

*DISCLAIMER* Before you read this blog, you need to read my previous blog entitled, "There's Something Out There, I Can't Resist".

This blog is completely different for my last blog post. This blog is about the song that brings me a lot of joy when I hear it. No kids, it's not, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or "Wannabe" this song was written by the piano man, himself and comes from the magical decade known as... the eighties.

When I was a toddler, a song would come on the radio called, "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel. I can barely remember dancing and singing this song around the house. I have to rely on my mom telling me that I would always be singing that song and "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson.

It still gives me a good feeling whenever I hear that song. I could be having a horrible day at work and that song would come on, and my day would be better. I guess that's why it's my favorite song. It just makes me happy whenever I hear it.
Here's the music video:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

There's Something Out There, I Can't Resist.

The year was 1985. Wait a minute, I think it was 1986. It could have been 1987. I really don't think it was 1988. Whatever, I don't feel like looking it up right now. I get lazy. Let's just say I was either five or six when the song, "These Dreams", by Heart was a big hit.

I don't know why, but whenever that song played in the house, or when my mom and I would be in the car and the song would come on the radio, I would start to cry a little. It's not really a sad song. The funny thing is that it was over twenty years ago, and whenever I hear that song, I get a little tear in my eye.

Yesterday at work, The song came on and I had just kind of stopped for a moment. I started up again. One of the guys I work with asked me what was wrong. I just looked at him, like my dog died, and told him nothing.

Now that I'm done writing this blog, I found out that the song came out in 1985. I also found the music video. It's one of the weirdest videos I have ever seen. So enjoy, while I ball my eyes out.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Time To Stop And Smell The Roses

Last night in a bible study we talked about joy. Although that was not the focus on the study. To be honest with you, I don't remember at all what the study was about. Sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I lost track of what I'm trying to say.

We went around in a circle and talked about what brings us joy in our lives. Someone said the weather and someone else said nature. For me it was just being around people. Then I had one of those epiphany things that I only get every few years or so. Only because it's a big word that I don't use that often.

I got to think that sometimes God gives us very simple things in life that we take for granted. Sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses. We need to go dancing in the rain. You know stuff like that. I guess what I'm trying to say is that whenever you feel depressed, just stop and look at what God has given us.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Not Intresting

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I just don't have anything interesting to report on. I hope this video will make up for it

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What A Year

Wow, 2008 will be over in just a few hours, and tomorrow will start the last decade of the 2000s. It has been a crazy year (for me anyway). Let's see, I'm trying to figure out what happened this year.

WORK
I got demoted at work to a stock clerk. A couple of months later I got my job back working the customer service lobby. That was fun.

CHURCH
I started my tenth year at my church on a down note, then it started getting better,. Around the summer I started getting upset at church again and was trying to figure out why I was there. Then I decided that I was fed up with church (even the youth ministry, which had become my biggest passion in life) and wanted to leave. Then at the end of July, I came to terms with myself, and started talking to different people, and decided to stick around.

I then started to focus on something else I liked doing, which is making videos and slideshows for the church. Starting tomorrow, I will become the leader of the Media Ministry.

FAMILY
In September, I celebrated my 28th birthday. My uncle surprised me with a car. This meant that I had to get over my fear of driving. In October, I visited my other uncle in Utah. I did a lot of driving over there, which helped me get over my fear of driving.

I got an offer to move out there next year, which I am strongly considering. I don't have to pay rent. It is just beautiful out there. It won't be until the end of 2009.

I don't want to make this a long blog, so I won't make it any longer.
Happy New Year, everybody!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ever Have One Of Those Da;ys?

Usually in December, little white objects falling from the sky isn't a big deal, especially if you live in an area where it snows. In Downey, a more disgusting white thing falls from the sky. I wish it was snow, but it's not. It's bird poo.

It's no fun getting pooed on. The last time I got pooed on by a bird was during P.E.in the eighth grade. The last time I got pooed on by a human being was about 9 or 10 years ago. I'm not gonna get into that story.

This morning I decided to go for a walk to Starbucks for some hot apple cider. I get in, order my drink, and start back. I'm walking and I feel a little thump on my jacket. I thought it maybe somebody tapping me on the shoulder. I looked and there was this marble sized white spot on my jacket. So at this point, I'm just thinking about getting home as fast as I can so I can wash my jacket. Then, over by Alameda Elementary School, it happens again. This time on my head. At this point I just want to go home.

On the rest of the walk home, I go down this street where I go past a pine tree, and what do you know, a pine cone comes down and hits me right on the back. I just can't win.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I Can Here Sounds!!!

So on a previous blog, I told you guys how I didn't have any sound on my computer. I've been trying to figure out what the problem was for the past couple of days. Then a few minutes ago I was talking to my good friend Paddy online and Paddy just told me to update the driver. So I did and it worked. Thank you, Paddy. Who's my buddy?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No Sound

So check this out. There is no sound coming from my laptop. I've troubleshooted and troubleshooted, I just don't know what to do. I've looked in the properties, and everything seems to be working fine. Also, it is not on mute. So computer geeks, can you help me out?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Most Creepiest Christmas Scene

So I was watching, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" last night. There was this one scene that I never really focused on until last night. You know the one. You don't? Let me refresh your memory.

So Rusty brings Clark a cat that's been wrapped up on accident by Clark's aunt. Then Cousin Eddie brings over a leaking present that turns out to be lime Jello. That's not really the weird part. Then Ellen tells Eddie to go in the other room. Eddie then looks at Russ and goes, "Come here boy", then pretends to punch Rusty a few times while shouting, "Woo Woo Woo"! Here's the creepy part. He then says to Rusty, "Let's go find your sister".

video

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Christmas List

I know, I know, on a prior post I said how presents aren't important around Christmastime, but it is nice to get something for Christmas. I'm not gonna lie to you. So here's my list of things that would be nice to get for Christmas.

1. Tickets to go see Billy Joel and Elton John in March
2. The Dark Knight DVD
3. The Looney Tunes Collection Vol.6
4. An iPhone
5. All of the seasons of The Office
6. All of the children in the world to join hands and sing, Hey Jude.
7. Wally World mugs - The ones from the movie, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
8. Elizabeth Banks to come to my house and give me a kiss on the cheek.
9. An X-Box 360
10. A Del Taco gift card

Friday, December 12, 2008

Meryl!

So check this out. I am currently watching, "The View", and Meryl Streep and Amy Adams are on promoting their new movie, "Doubt". I don't know why, but Ijust realized RIGHT NOW that Meryl Streep has a strange name. I mean who would name their kid, Meryl? I don't think that when I have a daughter, I am going to name her Meryl. I'm done venting. Plus I have a weird crush on her.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Bowie Shirt

So check this out. Today as I went into Best Buy, I heard this little kid around the age of five shout out, "Mommy Mommy, Look David Bowie David Bowie, Mommy Bowie"! The kid was pointing at my t-shirt with David Bowie on it. It was quite possibly the highlight of my day, and the most awesome thing ever.

In your face, Natalie Chandler.

Here's what the shirt looks like:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What's the Best Christmas Movie of Our Generation?

So I got to thinking about Christmas movies the other day. Then a question popped into my fragile little mind. What is the best Christmas movie of our generation. My grandparents had "It's a Wonderful Life". My parents had "White Christmas". For me, it's "A Christmas Story". If you are younger than me, maybe it's, "Home Alone".

Like I said, "A Christmas Story" is the best. If you have not seen it, It's basically this story of how this kid really wants this bebe gun for Christmas and everybody just keeps telling him, "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out".

I first discovered this movie about ten years ago. The movie was made in 1983, but for some reason or another, I had never seen it. I remember watching it for the first time like it was yesterday.

In my computer class we had a vote for which Christmas we were gonna watch. It was between "The Santa Clause", "Jingle All The Way", and "A Christmas Story". The class picked it and I fell in love with it right there. Then the class ended and we couldn't watch the rest of it. Later on, the whole family went to Hollywood Video. Were planning to get a Christmas movie. I told my dad that I wanted "A Christmas Story". He had never seen it so we got something the whole family would want to see. We got "Scrooged", and I got screwed.

I don't know why it took me so long, but I finally got it last year, and I have only watched it once since I got it, but it is a classic and it's my favorite Christmas movie.

Do you agree or disagree that it's the best? Leave a comment.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Case of the Missing Humphries

A few years ago I walked into Rite-Aid and saw a "missing" poster with an old childhood friend of mine named Vince Humphries. When I saw the poster I was in shock that he was missing. A few days had passed and the poster was gone. Part of me thought he was dead. The other part thought he was safe.

I started thinking of him randomly during the summer, and as the high school reunion came around, I had asked my friend, Lindsay if he was at the reunion and if anybody had heard from him. She said no.

Then today I started thinking of him again and wondered if he was still alive. All of a sudden, I noticed a guy at Albys that looked a lot like Vince. I walked past him and he said, "Hey man, do you remember me"? and I was like, "Vince"? "Yep, and you're Chris Luna" he answered. I told him that I thought he was dead, and he told me that he was just living in Whittier.

Weird huh, God has funny ways of telling us not to worry about the little things in life.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What Christmas Means To Me

It's that time of year again. That's right all you lucky people, it's Christmas time. Today I got to thinking and reflecting on past Christmases. You see before I became a Christian, Christmas was all about presents and me getting disappointed that I would get something I didn't want in the first place. It's been ten years now, and I have grown to think that Christmas is more than just cool gifts.

First off, it's a time that Christians come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I started thinking to understand the true meaning of Christmas, you should have some idea of the birth of Christ. Sometimes we take the story for granted. You know, "Let's go to church, and then go home and open up presents". Not that getting presents is a bad thing. I freaking love to get presents. We do need to put the focus on something else. That something else is this wonderful story of a little baby being born to a virgin that would some day change the world and be the savior of us all.

Second of all, Christmas is a time to give. For a few years now, nothing brings me more joy than picking out a gift for someone I love. Be it a friend or a family member, I love giving a gift and seeing their faces when they open that gift.

So that's what Christmas means to me.

El Freaking Taco Part 2

I went back to El Taco today after work. I came, I saw, and I got my free my chicken quesadilla. Read my last blog so you will know what I'm talking about.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

El Freaking Taco

So check this out. Yesterday for lunch, I went to El Taco (Which is spanish for, the taco) and ordered a simple order of taquitos and a coke. Now, it was super slow, and I don't know why but it took forever. Then more people started coming in and they were getting their food before me.

Twenty minutes went by and I finally walked up to the widow and asked for my taquitos. The lady at the counter told me that she forgot. Fortunately, the owner was there and he overheard and gave me back back my money and the taquitos for free. He even said that my food was on the house next time I came in. How cool is that?

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Dissapointment In My Life

It's time for me to tell you all something. This is not easy for me. I have a secret that I need to put out in the open. This means that many of you may loose respect for me. There is an addiction I am facing. I've been facing it for almost a year. I have just not told anybody about it until now.

Let me start with this. When I was very young in life, my parents were into watching a soap opera called, "One Life to Live". I always thought it was stupid to sit down and watch these stories unfold day after day after day. Now that I do not have cable or satellite, and I don't work until later in the day, I found myself watching this show. And I got hooked in.

Please pray for my soul!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TMZ

I wonder if I can get a job wth TMZ. I'm watching it right now (The shame, the shame). I just wanna be one of those guys who are like, "Okay, so we got Lee Majors coming out of the Ivy and man, he's really let himself go".

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

80 Years Ago Today!

On November 18, 1928 this happened. I'm not going to tell you what it was, that's your job to figure it out. Here's a video to help you out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm About To Do Something Insane!!!

As some of you know, I work at Albertson's. It's not the best job in the world, but I kind of like it. I work at the customer service lobby. My job includes processing film, sending out Money Grams, cashing checks, cashing lottery tickets and ringing up items in the store.

For a while, I've done nothing but complain about how much my job really sucks. It really doesn't suck. I don't get paid a lot of money and I just don't like dealing with rude people. People are rude. Not everybody. A good part of our population is rude.

Here's my point, I get paid very little for my job. Checkers get paid way more money than me and don't do as much. I just don't think that's fair. You're probably thinking that Chris is just writing another, "Woe is me" blog. I'm not. I'm just getting something off of my chest.

Since this Summer, I've been really trying to move up to checker. I've been working harder than ever before. I also don't make as many mistakes as I have in the past. Whenever I ask about becoming a checker, the answer is no. Also, the Paramount store closed (The one next to Wal-Mart on Rosecrans) down and most of the workers from that store now work here at the Downey store which lessens the chance of me becoming a checker.

This is where the title of my blog comes into play. I'm about to do something insane. I am going to ask the store director if I can at least train to become a checker. That way if something were going to happen to a checker I'd be ready to go.

I know I don't always think things through all the way before I do them. So, feel free to send me a comment on this blog. Thank you. This venting session is done.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Fellow Americans

The past few weeks have become rather interesting at church. I've been nominated as the head of the Media Ministry. True, I nominated myself. I didn't do it because of the attention. I didn't do it because I've always wanted to lead a ministry. I did it because the ministry faded away. It's been gone for about a year and a half and I felt that it needed to come back. I've been involved making videos at church now for three years and I needed to do something about it.

The Media Ministry is just a group of people that takes video and pictures of what goes on at church and different "church oriented" events. We also put together videos and slideshows to highlight the other ministries around church. That's not just what it is. It's also a great opportunity to get to know other people who have a passion for it. It is also great to learn off of each other. I've already started recruiting and I hope that this ministry will continue to grow within the next year.

I know that I'm not the leader yet, and I'm probably in over my head. So be it. I just want to make a difference at church. My fellow Americans, we need change and progress to help make this ministry work. You may ask yourselves, "Can we"? I answer you, "Yes we can"!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I'm Chris Luna And I Don't Approve This Message.

So the "Cool" at Prop 8 thought it would be a great idea to get a celebrity to endorse a NO vote on Prop 8. But Why Samuel L. Jackson? That's just not cool. Got that Sam, Not cool at all. I'm still voting yes. Here's the dang commercial.

Friday, October 31, 2008

One Year Later....

I just realized the other day that I've been blogging for a whole year now. Thanks for reading. I have nothing else to say.
Since it is Halloween, I have an awesome video to post from the eighties. Check it out!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Utah, Gimmie Two

As some of you may or may not know, Friday night, my uncle, Eric flew me out on a trip to Park City, Utah. It sure was an amazing trip. On that note, here is my Jason Parks sized blog.

FRIDAY
I left Long Beach Airport at 6:20pm. The plane ride was awesome because I was sitting next to a guy who complained about everything. I decided that he was not gonna ruin my flight so i turned on my ipod and listened to some stand-up comedy. Then I get off the plane in Salt Lake City. I get lost. I'm trying to talk to my uncle to get directions out of the airport, but like a good uncle who is supposed to lhave his phone on so I can call him while I land, he has his cell phone off. To make a long story short, I find my other uncle, John, and everything is cool.

We leave the airport at about 10:00 and my uncles want to take me out to eat. There aren't any eatting establishments open at this time, and this brings me to a very good question, "What's the best palce to eat in Park City"? A bar called O'Shucks. I'm kind of thinking that O'Shucks is an Irish pub with a cool Irish name, but it's not. It has a cool name, but it's not Irish. It's kind of a dive with the best hamburger in the world. After dinner, he takes be back to his huge house and we are met by my grandpa and his wife, Paula. I hung out with my family for a bit and went to sleep

SATURDAY
On Saturday morning, I wake up to watch the sunrise. Everybody says it's the best part of waking up. I thought the best part of waking up was Folgers in your cup. I guess I was wrong. I looked out the window and was like," Huh, that's really pretty". and went back to sleep. I had a rough time, and went on a hike instead.

Uncle Eric had to work, so my Grandpa took me out to breakfast. My grandpa can't just go around the corner to go eat breakfeast. This one time, when he was living in San Diego, I woke up, and he took me to breakfeast in SOLVANG!!! For those of you that don't know where Solvang is, Solvang is by SANTA BARBARA!!! My grandpa lived in SAN DIEGO!!!! I lost my train of thought. Right, breakfast.

We head out to this little town called Heber, and we eat at aplace called Chick's. Chick's is managed by a guy who used to be the manager of Arthur's in Downey. How cool is that? So I went in your room and read your diary, yeah! Sorry for the little Weezer tangent. After breakfast, we go into town and we got fishing licenses. Later on, we went fishing in the Provo River. It was awesome. I caught a log. After we went fishing I drove home. That's right, I. Actually I am almost over my fear of driving.
We came home, had dinner, watched about three hours of The Office and went to sleep.

SUNDAY
I tried again to watch the sunrise. I did but it was from the bathroom window. Then I went downstairs to wish my Grandpa and Paula a safe ride home. They drove back home to Seal Beach.

My uncles are outdoorsmen. They've always been. My uncle John wanted to take me hiking. I can't really do much because I have a messed up leg, but the reason I went to Utah in the first place was to build a better relationship with my uncles because I haven't seen my uncle Eric in almost three years, and even though my uncle John still comes out to Downey all the time, I don't really see him a lot. So I went hiking.

I asked how long the hike was and I was told that it was just a couple of miles. It was plus six miles more. It was agood hike. We got to hike up the ski runs. We hiked up and passed an almost secret spot with a little sign that read, "Picabo S.". Which I thought was a weird name for a run. I was blind and didn't realize that the run was named after olympic gold medalist, Picabo Street. It was really hot and my uncles didn't realize that I was not used to the altitude and went on without me. A few minutes later they came back for me and we hiked back.

Later that day, my uncle Eric took me to church. His church was a catholic church. We sit there listening to the sermon and it comes to communion. My uncle looks at me and says, "Sorry Chris, in the catholic church, you are not allowed to take the communion unless you've been confirmed. I was kind of pissed off because, I love God, I think of communion as a symbol of what God did and how much he loves me. I guess I had to respect the rules of the catholic church. The rest of that day, I was just not in a good mood.

MONDAY
I woke up and decided that this was my last day and I was gonna see that sunrise. It's effing cold in the morning in Utah. I put on a couple of layers of clothing. I got up and hiked and took this trail. I stood there and just appreciated what God has made. I stood there for about half an hour watching the sunrise. It was beautiful. It's one of those things that we take for granted.

I came back to the house and packed my clothes. Uncle Eric had some work to get done. So he dropped me off in town. I got to hang out in Old Town Park City by myself for a few hours. Old Town is awesome. There is a cool ski lift in the middle of town and it can take you up into the mountain. Park City is also the home of the first Claim Jumper restaurant. In my little journey through Old Town, I came across the little theater that they have the Sundace Film Festival. The theater isn't that big at all, but it atracts everybody. It's probably the size of the Avenue theater in Downey.

After I hang out in town for a bit, I see a guy on his motorcycle and think to myself how cool it would be to own a motorcycle and ride it to the hills. Then, I turn around and see my uncle Eric on his motorcycle. "Hop on!" I am freaking out because he doesn't have a helmet. In Utah, there is no helmet law. I get on and it is one of the coolest rides ever. We get back to the house and gives me the keys and all of a sudden, I'm riding a motorcycle by myself. OMG, I am just freaking out. Then he takes me to the airport.

I get to the airport and meet my good friend, Jason Parks. We fly out. I tell him how cool the trip was and then I tell him that I'm thinking of moving out there. What an awesome place. Then we get home and the trip is over.

The end.