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This morning, after hanging up my Adidas Star Wars Stormtrooper Superskates on my bedroom wall, while slipping into and admiring my laser-etched Jordan V’s and glancing over at my Olympic-colorway Jordan VI’s, Space Jam “Hare” Jordan I’s, exclusive-colorway Kobe IV’s…I realized that I’m NOT a “sneakerhead” — even after scanning through all the ridiculous prices for each shoe on ebay. (I, of course, bought them for much cheaper…mostly at the store.)

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Directly inspired by “The Campaign for Berkeley”

See more info on my facebook.

Just go to it…see it…comment on it…spread the word…become a part of a movement.

Together, we can become a truly powerful satirical force.

(Well…I decided that I’ll limit it to my facebook friends…but hey we could still be a movement!)

UPDATE:

After the rains washed down my first attempt, I set aside some time to put up my spare while moving out of my apartment.

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Mission Accomplished!

Songs of the Day:

The Beach Boys – “Be True to Your School”
Ben Folds – “Bastard”
The Beatles – “Money”
Page France – “Million Man Money Hand”
Rilo Kiley – “The Moneymaker” (What UC Berkeley apparently thinks I am)

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Wow…it’s been a while. I’ve become quite neglectful of this little blog here. There’s just been so much going on. Well, not really, but it certainly felt like a lot was going on.

I had been working a bit more and was a little more tired than usual, which isn’t anything to complain about, but combine that with the increased laziness in the summer…and you get over a month without an update on my blog.

Well, I guess I’ll sort out some of the things that I have been doing these past few weeks.

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From Kristiane. Here are the rules: 1) Link back to the person who tagged you. 2) Post the rules on your blog. 3) Write six things about yourself. 4) Tag six people at the end of your post by posting links to their blog sites. 5) Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their site. 6) And let your tagger know when your entry is up.

1) I’m starting to get a gut. Granted, a “gut” for me isn’t much of a gut, but I could grab, pinch and pull off a good chunk of stuff…I couldn’t do this just a few months ago. I plan on starting a workout of some ab crunches. Considering it’s taken me almost a month to do this post after getting “tagged”…we’ll see when I get around to chiseling my abs.

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Sean Duggen - \ “The Moon Over the Desert” by Sean Duggen. A 26-second nighttime exposure at ISO 250. Beautiful. (via f/1.4 Photographs)

I’m so glad last week is over. I cannot tell you how relieved I am because it was not only the end of yet another semester, it was the end of a “Stage In Life.” Maybe not so dramatic as to deserve capitalization and quotation marks but it’s still kind of a big deal.

Next fall, I will be studying at a new school, in a new city, finally having transferred out. I swear, the last handful of years have felt like I was running on a hamster wheel. It does bother me a little that most of my peers have already graduated, but really, I’m so over worrying about being done with school by a certain age. It’s pretty much a non-issue.

I’m excited. (I don’t really get too easily excited by life circumstances.) Although I can’t wait to get a U-Haul trailer, fill it up with my belongings, and pull up to my new school a couple months from now, I’m still stressing over some complications to sort out and a bunch of little bumps standing in the way. But that’s how it always is. There very well may be a window that opens whenever a door closes, but no one told me that oftentimes when a great big door of opportunity opens, it seems every window in sight slams shut, leaving you with little ventilation and feeling all stuffy and claustrophobic. Okay, I may be over-exaggerating a little, but still, that’s how it feels sometimes.

This summer will be a busy and pivotal one. Work and school business permitting, I want to travel a little. Catch a Spurs game back home in San Antonio (assuming my beloved Spurs somehow find a way to make it past the evil Lakers), visit my cousin in NYC, and go hang out with my brother back in the motherland (Korea).

It feels good to be staring down the road of life and being at one of those points where you know the road is about to take you some place you’ve never been — where you can actually see something different, a change, a curve in the road, an orange sky in the distance, some mountains, something.

Songs of the Day:

Alexi Murdoch – “Orange Sky”
Coldplay – “White Shadows”
Okkervil River – “The Latest Toughs”
Jimmy Eat World – “The World You Love”
Death Cab for Cutie – “Blacking Out the Friction”

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It’s that time of year again. It’s been slowly building up for the past few weeks and things have now reached that familiar, dreaded crescendo. Yep, it’s that time when I cut myself off from friends, family, and most other forms of interaction to get myself through what is known as “Finals Week.”

I have a 20-page paper due by Tuesday. It’s for a ridiculously unorganized and challenging class that is worth about 4 times more credits than I’m getting for it. (The class actually turned out okay. A little exhausting, but okay…like most classes.)

I haven’t exactly started on the paper yet…and there are of course the final exams themselves to cram for.

But it’s actually not as bad this year. It isn’t nearly as bad as last semester, which I still can’t believe I got through in one piece. I think I lost about 8 pounds because of that. Maybe it’ll only be about 4 pounds this time around.

I hate life right now, but in a few days, I will experience immense joy in just being alive.

Songs of the Day:

Queen – “Under Pressure”
Beach Boys – “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times”
Noisettes – “Don’t Give Up”
Coldplay – “Help Is ‘Round the Corner”

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