Thursday, August 28, 2008


So recently I bought a new laptop because as a New Yorker, carrying anything over 5lbs in my bag is such a horrible task. It feels like a life sentence. I decided on the new EeePC 1000H because it was a bit larger and nicer-looking than its little cousins, the first EeePCs.

Here it is:

Cool, right? I went with the 80G because I'm a complete nerd and do love playing video games.

The Eeepc comes with a full-size keyboard, a few USB slots and an SD card reader. There is also online storage offered from ASUS, the makers of the EeePC. Overall, I'm both happy and impressed with it.

In other news, I saw a really weird guy on the train. I think he was doing drugs. Here's a still shot:

A few minutes later, he shifted forward and dropped his cigarettes; I guess he was..picking them up?  Let's hope he didn't gag after I got off the train.

I shall leave you guys with a picture of the most awkward McDonald's treat ever.

Everyone loves cone in a cup.

♥ Chotpy

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama Chooses Biden as Running Mate

Well, it looks like Biden is the one.
If you had applied for the Obama txtmsg system, you got a message at about 3:20 AM with the following:

"Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee.
Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET on
Spread the word!"

Here are a few pictures of the nominees together:

They seem like a nice group.

Here is a bit about Joe Biden from

Joseph Biden, the 65-year-old Delaware senator has, by all accounts, a superlative resumé.

Biden's leadership of the foreign relations committee is expected to benefit Democrats during a presidential race that could be decided as much by Iran, Iraq and Russia as by the US.

His son is scheduled for a deployment to Iraq this year, and he has a palpable affection for Barack Obama.

Biden, first elected at the age of 30, is a demonstrably skilled debater. Washington has produced few sparkling wits, but he is one of them.

During a Democratic presidential debate in February, the famously talkative Pennsylvania native was asked whether he had the self-discipline to lead the free world.

Most expected one of his long-winded answers, but he shocked the crowd into laughter by answering: "Yes."

And he offered one of the most succinct putdowns of the campaign when he said of Rudy Giuliani: "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence - a noun, a verb and 9/11."

...Born into a working class family in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 20 1942, Biden is not a household name but was arguably the most well-known of those being considered for the vice presidency by Obama.

He was the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee during two of the most contentious supreme court nomination battles of the past 50 years.

He led the opposition to the nominations of Robert H Bork, who was defeated, and Clarence Thomas, who was later confirmed.

...Biden is currently serving his sixth term as a member of the Democratic Party. He has served for the sixth-longest period among current senators, and is Delaware's longest-serving senator.

Hmm, he seems like a nice guy.
That is all for now.
Congrats to Obama for picking a stand up guy.

♥ Chotpy

Monday, August 18, 2008

Be KANYE?! WHY?! Also, Android Phones?!

SO, I've been doing the usual ride around town, staring at anything to avoid another passenger's eyes. It's been a couple of weeks and I have to say this.

photo taken by DIRKDARKROOM


Would you like to be Kanye? Is he really worth being? A man who has given us such hits as YOU SHOULD THANK GOD I'M PERFORMING FOR YOU and STOP PLAYING THE MUSIC, SRSLY is now a role model for us! Let the narcissism begin.
In all seriousness, I don't know where they were going with this campaign. I think that using Mr. West may backfire. People want to be less like him. Do you want to be seen as a Besides the fact that he has money, he's not THAT awesome. Maybe he gets paid to act that way. You know how hollywood is CRAZY!


T-Mobile is said to have released its 3G here in New York City, and I can't feel it because i still have my lovely Samsung D900!
I'm stuck between these three:

SE Xperia X1

Samsung TOCCO, A.K.A. F480

HTC G1 [Android Phone]

None of these have a price tag yet, but who cares? I've been waiting for years to upgrade and T-Mobile has really stepped up its game! FINALLY!!!

In other news, CHECK OUT OUR ADORABLE SHIRTS! Available in many colors and styles!

Welp, peace out ya'll!!! ^-^

Saturday, August 9, 2008

House Parties & Bernie Mac

I seriously HATE house parties.
It's 1:35 AM in the morning and I can't sleep. You know why? Because someone next door thinks it's okay to have an outdoor party at 1 in the morning! What kind of mess is this?
You know what sucks even more? 311 files this as a non-emergency, so I CANT SLEEP WITHOUT BLARING MUSIC IN THE EARS.

In other horrid news, Bernie Mac has passed. He was a funny man and his large eyes alone were a reason to giggle. Perhaps he is up in the good place making the angels laugh up a storm. If you didn't know, he had a disease that affected his immune system. I also heard that he was taking steroids for this and that it made his immune system worse. He was deeply loved and a great guy overall. He totally punched Dane Cook's comedy out of the window on the 27th story of the most epic non-existant building ever. Give him an airhug.

Today, it shall rain, as the angels are crying because they laughed so hard at his comedy skits.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

MetroCards and the Transit System

MetroCards. You love them, you hate them. You're on top of the world until you swipe it one day and read "SEE AGENT" on that turnstile screen. Suddenly, your world becomes a mess. Other times, you walk by a MetroCard recycling box and drop your useless one in, only to find out that someone forgot to close the bottom of the box. In other words...

MetroCards have become obsolete garbage.

In other countries, transit cards are thicker, which gives it less of a flimsy feeling. Their subways are more efficient. In Japan, one doesn't even have to take their transit card out to pass through the turnstile. This is true in several countries. In such a country as this, why don't we have it here yet?

In a city as famous and full of tourists, why is our transit system so inefficient? In other countries, people can calculate arrival times of trains down to a second. Here, trains can be late by up to twenty minutes and riders are supposed to accept it. Honestly, many New Yorkers are too accepting of things.

The 2 train did not deserve the ratings it got on the latest Rider Report Card. Last year, the 2 train was delayed several times a month during rush hour, making me and thousands of others late for school and work. The 2 train deserves no less than a 70% for on-time arrival in the Bronx. This is also true for the 5 train.

MTA, cut back on those high 6-7 digit salaries and use it to give us good service. Also, stop wasting millions on cruddy MetroCards and give us a thicker, credit-card sized product like Japan's Suica.

That's all for today.
Until next time!!!