Monday, June 25, 2001

You know...I just realized that the old TV show The Wonder Years is pretty good. It comes on at weekdays from 12 to 1 P.M. on some cable channel. On the other hand, too bad the show doesn't really apply to my experience in high school. Haha, oh well. BTW, Kevin Arnold (played by where-is-he-now Fred Savage) can be a REAL dick sometimes.

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Leyna Nguyen

I just wanted to point out that Leyna Nguyen of KCAL Channel 9 News is HOT!!! There was a car chase and standoff (which combined lasted more than 10 hours) yesterday that took place in Baldwin Park (which is close to where I live)--and Ms. (or Mrs...please tell me it's Ms. ) Nguyen was on the spot reporting about the stand off. WOO-WEE, I gotta watch Channel 9 more! That, and Fox Sports Net...since Lisa Guerrero is a HOTTIE too!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Yesterday, I went to the Laker's victory parade in Los Angeles. I also went last year after they vanquished the Indiana Pacers...but this time I left early because the friends who I went with were getting tired standing up and grew a little impatient after the parade was delayed 30 minutes. So which player did I see as the buses passed by the street we were standing on? Only Shaq, Magic Johnson and Devean George. I could've taken good pictures when they passed by hadn't the bystanders in front of me predictably raise their arms up in (mindless) excitement after the entourage reached our part of the parade route. Oh well. There's always next year's parade to make up for not being able to catch a glimpse of most of the Back 2 Back champions.

After we left downtown L.A., we went back home to watch Swordfish and Tomb Raider. We saw these films for free 'cause one of my friends works at the local AMC theater and hooked us up with free guest passes. Swordfish was good (especially the money shot featuring Halle Berry ) but Tomb Raider BLEW...with the exception of Angelina Jolie's showering scene. I fell asleep during that film...which may be the result of me being exhausted from the parade or from the plain fact that film was uninteresting. The last time I almost fell asleep in a film was in 1998 when I watched The Thin Red Line. Saving Private Ryan was way better than that flick.

Saturday, June 16, 2001

Looks like the Bling Bling Dynasty has begun! Yesterday, the Lakers beat the 76ers, 108-96, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. They won the series, 4-1, and as a result their second straight NBA championship. Coolness! Me and 3 of my friends were at STAPLES Center to watch the game, along with 18,000+ other people (although we arrived late during the 1st quarter because of stinkin' traffic on streets near my house leading up to the freeway). In one of the arena's luxury suites, we saw Big Boy, Fuzzy and some other DJ's from the radio station Power 106 FM. They were not hard to miss: nearly half of Power's disc jockeys are, like, obese--and I could recognize Big Boy's bald head and flab from the many local billboards promoting his station.

After the game, we stayed behind to take part in the celebration outside STAPLES. Even though the celebration wasn't as rowdy as last year's riots, this one was a little more tense since there were cops on cycles, horseback, in patrol cars and on foot to make sure no one tried to act stupid. I got shoved once by a police officer walking behind me as his squad was trying to move hundreds of fans down the street. That shove sure beats getting hit in the back by a what happened to a newspaper photographer when he was too slow listening to the cops' order to continue walking (I saw this on a TV news broadcast when I got home). Ouch.

All-in-all, yesterday was fun though. On Monday, me and my yearbook friends are planning to go to the parade in downtown L.A. Unlike last year, I have to remember to bring water bottles and sunscreen since we're planning to go to STAPLES early...and it's gonna be HOT AS HELL (so I didn't censor it - big deal) by the time the bus carrying the Back 2 Back NBA champions arrive outside the arena. Go Lakers!!

Thursday, June 14, 2001

DAGNABIT... Am I the only one who wants the Lakers to win tomorrow in Game 5? Three of my friends want them to lose on Friday and then win in Game 6, just so the Lake Show can celebrate in L.A. Yo, they did that LAST YEAR!! Time to win it on the ROAD and rip the hearts out of all of them Philly freaks!! There're gonna be fans (myself included) at STAPLES tomorrow anyway to watch Title #2 get obtained! I dunno... We'll see what happens tomorrow.

Anyways, I went to the Hooters joint in Santa Monica with a couple of my friends yesterday to watch Shaq and Co. crush the Sixers, 100-86. Pretty tight... I'm talking about the win and the outfits of the Hooter Girls. Haha. There was one Asian waittress at the restaurant; she was hot. Wouldn't mind her serving me up! Food, that is.

ANOTHER THING: I cannot believe Destiny's Child got BOOED at halftime!! But I guess that's what they get when they're wearing Laker jerseys and the Lakers are kicking the Sixers' @$$ by 14 points at intermission. That's what I call adding insult to injury...

Monday, June 11, 2001

Yesterday was fun. Not only because the Lakers beat the Sixers, 96-91, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals...but also because I watched the game with 5 of my friends and 10,000 fellow fans at STAPLES Center during a "Home Court Advantage" viewing. Bringing back memories of last year, when I went with my other friends to practically every H.C.A viewing at STAPLES when Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers in the Finals, I once again went to the local In-&Out restaurant near my house after the game to celebrate L.A.'s victory. Of course, out of all the H.C.A. viewings we went to in Spring 2000, Lakers only won one game on the other team's court (Game 4 against Pacers). It's all good.

So what's so cool about going to a Home Court Advantage viewing when the players you're rooting for aren't at the arena you're watching the game at? Well, STAPLES treat these viewings like an actual game. Laker Girls dance in the middle of timeouts, the Laker starting lineup is treated with a laser display at the start of the viewing, just as if it was the start of an actual game, and confetti and streamers are released from the rafters near STAPLES' ceiling to celebrate the Laker victory.

The most memorable thing of all: Exiting out of STAPLES with thousands of other cheering fans and hearing hundreds of cars outside honking their horns to celebrate L.A.'s triumph. THAT, and people on the verge of starting a riot, which won't happen till the championship is obtained. Yep, that's so cool. Of course, Lakers still have 2 more games to win the Big One...but a win is a win, and me, my friends and the other fans will treat it as such. GO L.A.!!!

Another note: Until the NBA Finals are over, every entry in my journal will deal in one way or the other with the Lake Show.

Friday, June 08, 2001

Whew, that was a close game!! Till the end. Anyways, for those of you living in a cave (j/k), Lakers won Game 2 of the NBA Finals, 98-89 at STAPLES Center today. Series is tied, 1-1. Now it's time to head to Philly and make sure that arrogant S.O.B. Allen Iverson doesn't get his cocky remarks made true by winning the next 3 games in the City of Brotherly Love (or is that Detroit? Whatever). Of course, in the Phil Jackson Era, Lakers never lost 3 games in a row. That stat better hold true for Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. 'Nuff said.

On a different note, if you check my Index page, you'll see that at the bottom (below my guestbook) is a little graphics table linked to Star It's gonna constantly change with new headlines till Episode II comes out in May of next year. Cool, isn't it? Anyways, that's all I wanted to say.

May the Force be with you... Unless you're a Sixer fan. Y'ALL PHILADELPHIANS CAN ROT IN H#@@! HAHAHAHAHA!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Well, I'm STUNNED!! For those of you who didn't watch today's game, the Lakers lost to the 76ers, 107-101 in todays Game 1 of the NBA Finals. This much is certain...Philly, and Allen Iverson in particular, have won my respect. They pretty much showed all of us (don't deny it!) that making the Sixers the underdogs of this series will only motivate them to pull a potential upset of the favorites to take home the championship trophy. There was ANOTHER THING I learned: It is NOT a good thing to sweep your way into the NBA Finals!!! The Lakers had 10 days off...obviously a lot of days to get rusty and let the emotion-driven and still in-sync Sixers to pull off a victory in the first game. Hopefully, Lakers will win in Game 2.

ALARMINGLY, according to ESPN.COM (too lazy to make this a link =)), 12 out of 17 teams in history have gone on to win the title after taking Game 1. That ain't good news for the Lakers. Definitely ain't good news...

Tuesday, June 05, 2001

Well, most likely she might read this now that I told her about my page...but I was surprised to see that Bloggers had a technical glitch that caused one entry I wrote about the girl in my Geo lab class last year to show up at the top of the page!! Is that, like, suppose to mean something? Be an omen? Um, NO. Just crazy luck on my part. Now she knows how I feel about her. Of course, she's already with someone, so my feelings are meaningless. WOOPTYDOO. Hahaha...

All right, that's enough negativity for today. It's not exactly a wise thing to sound too humble or stuff. Or pessimistic for that matter.

Only 23 hours, something-something minutes till Game 1 of the NBA Finals...

Sunday, June 03, 2001

Time to lick your chops, Lakers. The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 108-91, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals...and it's time to break the hearts of Larry Brown, Allen Iverson, his teammates and the rest of Philly in the Final round. "Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!" WHAT??? After going 11-0 in the playoffs, the Lakers still have to put up with non-L.A. fans being brash and foolish enough to say such blasphemous remarks? The infidels!!! OKAY, before I end up muttering that this is against the "Will of Allah" or something, I'll stop talking that way. Anyways, the NBA Finals are now set, and I cannot wait for Wednesday!!! Shaq posting up on Dikembe Mutombo, Kobe posting up against The Answer (though not the answer in the NBA Finals), and Derek Fisher, Rick Fox and Robert Horry doing their thang against Aaron McKie, Eric Snow and those other losers, er, Sixers. Anyways, here is the schedule for the NBA Finals:

Game 1: Wednesday (June 6) at STAPLES Center...........6 p.m.
Game 2: Friday (June 8) at STAPLES Center...................6 p.m.
Game 3: June 10 in Philadelphia.................................4:30 p.m.
Game 4: June 13 in Philadelphia.....................................6 p.m.
Game 5: June 15 in Philadelphia.....................................6 p.m.*
Game 6: June 18 at STAPLES Center.............................6 p.m.*
Game 7: June 20 at STAPLES Center.............................6 p.m.*

* -If necessary, and they WON'T BE (hopefully )

All right that's it for now. GO LAKERS!!

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Well, right now I just want to talk about how much it sucks liking a girl that you (no need to sound too personal by putting it in the first person's point of view) know you have absolutely no chance of getting with. You know... She lives too far away, and she's unavailable. Yea, that really sucks. So do you want to know what that girl's name is? Too bad, I ain't tellin', haha. Now where was I? OH YEA...sounding pathetic. ARG! How do I, I mean you, get that girl out of my (I mean your) mind??? No need to be preoccupied by the thought of that girl to the point of, dare I say it?...obsession or infatuation. Are they both the same words? Eh, who cares. Anyways, I'm just typing all this bullshiznit just to clear my head. I was just thinking about that girl right now, and I'm so fond of her to the point I even wrote a couple of film scripts on her!! That's right: FILM SCRIPTS!!! If you want to check it out then go to the FICTION section of my homepage. I won't add a link to it cuz the girl I'm talking about just might one day stumble upon the site of Yours Truly and read what I'm saying about her. No need to have that happening, ey? A'ight then, that's it for now. Out like that crap you call love.

ANOTHER THING: Typing this entry is really useless cuz I'm just gonna wake up getting the urge to um, eat breakfast. HAHA...You thought I was gonna say jump her bones (or in the words of one of my friends: TAP DAT AZZ!), huh? Well, I didn't!! LOSER... And I ain't gonna pull that nasty Ben-Stiller-from-There's Something About Mary crap, you SICK-AZZ MARTHA FOCKERS. I got that one from Meet The Parents.

Friday, June 01, 2001

Kobe Wan Kenobi, haha. I was checking out today when they had an article about a contest in which you could come up with a nickname for the Laker shooting guard. The Star Wars-themed nickname got the highest amount of votes, 5,586 as opposed to 152 votes for Kobe Stake Through the Heart Bryant (WEEEAAK sauce). Personally, I like the Jedi name better...since it's well, Jedi-ish. The entire nickname is actually Kobe Wan Kenobi Bryant, but that's too long even by George Lucas' standards . Anyways, here are top-10 nicknames for Michael Jordan's heir:

Kobe Wan Kenobi Bryant.....................5,586 votes
The Golden Child.................................2,787 votes
Show-Be.............................................2,577 votes
King Kobe...........................................1,057 votes
KB8....................................................764 votes
Italian Stallion (Ugh)...................749 votes
The Cobra............................................714 votes
Kobe Jolly Green Bryant........................674 votes
Kobe All That You Can Be Bryant...........561 votes
Kobe Stake Through the Heart Bryant......152 votes

Italian Stallion. As I said, UGH.