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Getting stoked for my San Diego vacation!

I’m getting real stoked for my San Diego vacation. Getting real excited and pumped. It’ll be my first big airplane vacation ever. So while I’m on that 13 hour flight, I’ll probably bring a book to read or play my PSP Sony handheld while I’m riding the big plane.

I’ve been doing online research in San Diego, California to see what fun things to do in that city and there are plenty to do, you’ll never be bored down in San Diego, and always be spending money down there. I’m going to be there for only one full week from Aug. 21 – 27, so I probably won’t be blogging at all during that time.

I won’t be going to the trip alone. I will be going to the trip with my mother. I could go alone if I wanted to, I actually was going to go alone but then I thought to myself, I’m afraid I won’t understand how the airport systems works, and I’m afraid I’ll get lost and stuck there or worse lose my luggage at the airport. My sister and her boyfriend were gonna go with me instead before but they couldn’t because of their work jobs here. This is why I asked my mother to go with me instead.

I’ve decided I’m not gonna bring my videocamera with me, I’m gonna leave that home, ’cause I’m worried if something might happen to it. It might get stolen or I might forget it and leave it at someplace by accident. So I’m going to bring my regular digital camera to take a bunch of pictures of the trip for my blog instead.

What will I do for fun stuff while I’m in San Diego, C.A.? Probably hang at the beaches, do some shopping at the shops in town, drink at the bars/nightclubs maybe (’cause I know my bro and his friends are gonna wanna do that anyways) or whatever else we can think of, maybe go deep sea fishing and do some whale watching too.

Anyway, it’s gonna be a blast and can’t wait. Since I’m there for a full week might as well do as much fun stuff as I can while it lasts. It’s only one quick week. I got my flight booked and confirmed for Aug. 21st. I should arrive in San Diego at 10:30 at night. It’ll be a long plane ride but it’ll be worth it. My brother’s been trying to get me out there for a long time and it’s actually happening finally.



Planning trip to San Diego, California…

Yep, no kidding. I am planning a week vacation trip to San Diego, California at the end of August. It’s about time I’ve decided that I need a vacation to get away from New York for a week. I haven’t had a vacation in a long long time. My brother and his girlfriend are moving to San Diego from New Mexico this summer, so I will be visiting them.

I never visited the other side of the States before and never flew in a huge plane before.

When I’m there, I’ll probably do a lot of fun stuff with my brother and everyone else who is there. Going to the beaches, do some shopping in downtown San Diego at the shops and stuff or whatever else we can think of. I can’t wait to check out the San Diego beaches, I heard they are amazing and can’t wait to see the hot babes at the beaches wearing revealing swimsuits (I’ll try to snap a few pics of them if I see any good ones!)

I’ve been to many places around vacation but mostly around here at this side of the states, not that far across California. I’ve never been that far, it will be exciting and a new experience. I want to check out New Mexico myself but I guess my brother and his girl are moving to San Diego permamently instead. They like it there better I guess.

I’ll probably wind up bringing my video cam of course to videotape my trip for youtube. Looking forward to it!



Dirty Harry 2 Disc DVD SE set…

So I got out of work a little early today and went to Saratoga to Best Buy on a hot summer day. I picked up the “Dirty Harry” 2 disc SE DVD as you see above. With all this talk of Clint Eastwood and Dirty Harry in the news as of late, got me in a big Dirty Harry mood. So this caught my eye when I saw this DVD set sitting on the shelf so I picked it up and bought it.

I also picked up a few music CD’s as well. I picked up Weezer’s the “Red” album and the “Blue” album both. I used to have the “Blue” album by Weezer but lost it. I heard the “Blue” album millions of times and still love that record to death. I think Weezer is an amazing band and one of the best bands going today in the music industry. I also picked up Bo Diddley’s “Definitive Collection” greatest hits album. I’ll review the Weezer “Red” album for this blog after I listen to it a few times. I’ll also review the Dirty Harry DVD.

Hope you’re all enjoying the hot summer weather, glad it’s finally here, it’s been a long time coming. I love summer.


Thought: Going back to school?

I just got back home late for work, decided to work extra this weekend as a request from my boss, I gotta work most of the day tomorrow so my blog may be a little slow this weekend.

I know a long time ago, I’ve discussed in blogs that I plan to go back to school…to college I mean, to get a college degree for a better job. It might actually happen this fall when classes start back up.

I might be going to Acc College in Queensbury, N.Y. What courses will I be taking? I may be taking a few of them. I’ll be taking some type of “English/writing” class so I can learn how to write better. I want to learn to write better to work on my grammar and work on better writing skills. To work on writing so I can write better for my blogs plus to hopefully start a novel writing career. Becoming a novelist and author was my original dream before music, and I just started to take novel writing again seriously. For novel writing, I’ll probably mostly write horror and crime fiction the stuff that I mostly enjoy reading.

I also might take some type of business course where I can learn how to run and open up my own small business. I own my own small business, I can be my own boss and not worry about working crappy jobs. Opening up my own store has always been a dream of mine. I’m thinking of opening up a bookstore that sells music CD’s too.

Don’t know if the college thing will actually happen but I’m definitely looking into it. I’ll never give up the music and guitar playing, and performing live, that I’ll always do. I just do music for fun and a good hobby. I don’t think I’m ever gonna become a profesional musician nationally, so I figure why not get back into writing fiction stories soon and open up my own store.

I’ll have more on this college thing later this summer.



Thought: Myspace is full of anonymous fakes…ways to tell that the profile is not real…

So are you the type of myspace user that is willing to add anything that sends you an add request? Are you the type of myspace user that adds people you don’t even know? Or did you come across a myspace fake anonymous just to cyberbully you?

Here are easy ways to tell if the myspace account is anonymous and fake. Many people in myspace aren’t really who they are. When I had my music account up, I came across a lot of fakes so I know this with experience. It’s easy to tell that if a person in myspace is a fake.

Here is a step by step:

  • Their pictures in the photo galleries may look like the same person but if you look closely at each photo you can see that the photos is a different person, example, the face is not quite the same and the hair color of the person is a little different each photo. It’s just their way of trying to make the anonymous page look like a real person.
  • The myspace user uses a default picture that is not of themselves, just some random google images or photoshop work they did themselves.
  • You think you’re making friends with the user, they refuse to give out who they really are, they refuse to give their phone number or where they really live.
  • You want to meet the user in person to hang out like friends, they tell you where to meet, and surprise, they never show.
  • You don’t hear from the user much and rarely see it logging in often…it’s because they are too busy using their own “real” myspace account, switching back and forth to their real one and their anonymous one.
  • In the information they write about like in the “About Me” stuff, they write silly and humorous things that a real person wouldn’t write about themselves, for example they write stuff like, “I’m fat and hairy, Richard Simmons is my hero” and stuff like that. They mainly write nasty and obscene things in the “General Interests”, and “About Me” stuff just to press your buttons.
  • In the comments section, you never see real people interacting with the myspace fake user, it’s mostly either advertisements and myspace hacked accounts posting stuff, for example, you never see the fake users friends calling them by the real name and just posting ads in the comments. Mostly hacked faked accounts. If there were real people in there, they would just be making fun of you.

And there you go. I can completely understand why people with myspace accounts only add people they know ’cause they don’t want to run into fakes. Myspace is a whole world of fake people.

Nothing wrong with adding strangers and trying to make friends with people you don’t know in myspace, but you gotta be careful. Just make sure they are truly a real person and make sure you can trust him or her long enough first.



Thought: About embedding a widget jukebox player into this blog…

I just read in the help section of wordpress that wordpress doesn’t allow media outside of wordpress to embedd into this blog, like other widgets elsewhere and stuff like that. So look like the media widget mp3 player is out, I can’t do it here. Now I figured out why I couldn’t do it!

Oh well, this weekend, I’ll link my soundclick page to the side of this blog at the “blogroll” section and you can hear my tunes from there. At my soundclick page, I got older songs on there from last year but I plan on using my soundclick page for my music only.

I’ve been writing songs again. Been coming up with a lot of great ideas. Can’t wait to finish ’em, record ’em and get ’em online.

Last week when I picked up “Grand Theft Auto IV” videogame, I picked up the “Guitar DVD – How to Play Acoustic Rock Guitar” instructional DVD/booklet that only costed $10.00, it’s a guitar instruction series made by Andy Aledort who is the Guitar World editor/transcriber. I looked through the booklet of the DVD pretty quickly and I pretty much already know everything in it. With myself being an acoustic guitarist. I would say I am pretty dedicated to rhythym guitar. Now my lead guitar playing could get worked on a little more but this DVD instructional set will help play lead guitar better. I want to get better at guitar solos, it’s the main reason I picked up the instrument to become a kick ass lead guitarist. I’m doing everything I can to get up there.

My blog is a good promoting tool for my gigs ’cause I know everyone in the Capital District is reading this thing. Most people who came to my shows in the past have been mostly my blog readers and it’s a great feeling. It’s not a delusion ’cause I know what I see and it’s the truth. If the entire Capital District wasn’t reading my blog, then it wouldn’t have gotten a nod in the Metroland twice in a row.

I just want nothing to do with myspace. Too many whack jobs in that site. I feel good without it. I’m still considering going to Facebook though. When I make an account there I’ll let you know.

I’ve been playing Grand Theft Auto IV a lot and I’m still amazed and in awe of how realistic that game is. Ok, that’s it for now, I figure I would talk about something other than “news entertainment” topics for a change.



Back from the mall…

I just got back from the Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Yes, I did pick up Grand Theft Auto IV for PS3 at Best Buy. Best Buy wasn’t mobbed at all as a matter of fact, it was easy to pick up. I just walked in and grabbed the game.

I did pick up a music CD too. I almost bought Madonna’s “Hard Candy” but I put it back and bought Kate Nash’s new CD “Made of Bricks” instead. I’ll get Madonna’s new album another time.

I did see a movie today just to make time pass by even if there was nothing playing in theater so I decided to check out “The Forbidden Kingdom”, the action flick starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, the movie was actually pretty good and entertaining to keep it small and brief. I’m not going to bother reviewing that film.

Like I said, I’m going to complete “God Of War” first before I start GTA IV.

So far I have three games for the PS3… “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock”, “Viking: The Battle of Asgard” and “Grand Theft Auto IV”. I bought that “Viking” game a couple of weeks ago and haven’t even played it yet. So many games to play so little time.

I won’t buy any new games for a while since I have plenty that will keep me busy.