Sunday, April 29, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Reality

Man, I'm hungry for some Chipotle. Nothing sounds better than gorging a brick. Seems all healthy, but it isn't. Now I'm not surprised that McDonald's owns Chipotle...

My favorite: Barbacoa burrito with with rice, black beans, tomato, corn and red tomatillo salsas, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. Let's assess the damage:
Chipotle Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:
1 Burrito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1543Calories from Fat 619
% DV*
Total Fat 69g
Saturated Fat 22.5g
Cholesterol 144mg
Sodium 4641mg
Total Carbohydrate 160g
Dietary Fiber 18.5g
Sugars 10g
Protein 72g
Vitamin A 164%
Vitamin C 85%
Calcium 55%
Iron 36%

Chipotle Nutrition Results provided by: Chipotle Fan.com
Yay for high in Vit. A and C, protein. But, look at that sodium. Daily sodium intake should be like 2000 mg.... I don't care. I want one.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Listen to: Umbrella

this song has been playing non-stop in my playist for the past copule weeks. and it is HOTT! I'm predicting this will be my summer song for 2007. Rihanna is just take over every summer... (last summer was S.O.S., and the year before was Pon de Replay...)Doesn't hurt the video is HOTT too.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Batman returns...

Batman has started filming in the city... I should study at the Starbuck's where they're filming near the location. Maybe I'll run into Heath Ledger or Christian Bale, or more realistically, their assistants...

Good news! If you fit these criteria (sorry short ladies), you may be able to meet them in person!

Joan Philo Casting (Fred Claus, Stranger Than Fiction) is gearing up to cast a Summer feature film — to include a bit of filming at the end of April. We are searching for paid stand-ins for the following:

Caucasian male (20’s – 40’s) blonde hair, 5’10” to 6’3”

Caucasian male (20’s – 40’s) brown hair 5’10” – 6’2”

Caucasian male (20’s – 50’s) brown hair 5’8” – 5’10”

Caucasian male (50’s-70’s) grey hair 6’0 – 6’2”

Caucasian Female (20’s – 30’s) brown hair 5’8” – 5’10”

Asian Male (20’s – 60’s) dark hair and/or clean shaven 5’5” – 6’3”

We need to find people that can free up their lives for about three months and work as stand-ins (non-speaking) for the main characters of this film. If you are flexible enough to take time off from your life and work on a film set please call our hotline number and leave us your name and phone number.

*We also need some extras (non-speaking roles) to work with their cars — (there is a car bump for the use of your car). If you are a good driver and have a car without any dents that is in good condition, we might be able to have you in a driving scene. We’d like to find some really good drivers that might work a lot through the summer. We are not allowed to cast white or red cars.

Contact www.joanphilocasting.com or email joanphilo@comcast.net

hmmm... asian male... This could work out.

Monday, April 23, 2007

been listening to this song non-stop for the past hour.

absolutely ridiculous.

YUM!

This drink is BRILLIANT. I'm truly weeping inside that they will discontinue this drink. I shall need to go to the nearest Dominick's and take all their cases.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

GENIUS.

only at stanford...tRNA... w00t!! HYDROGEN BOND!!! alas, the peptide bond is FORMED! w00t!! PEPTIDE BOND!

proooooooooooooom dress.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Spring Fair 2007 in Baltimore!

This weekend I flew over to Baltimore for Spring Fair. So good to run into/catch up with everyone! A more detailed analysis coming up. Before then, look at pictures here (you don't have to join facebook to look):
Part 1
Part 2

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Lollapalooza 2007!!!

Look who's coming to Lollapalooza this year (Aug 3-5)!!!
Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, Daft Punk, Muse, Interpol, Lupe Fiasco, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, the Roots, Paulo Nutini, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Patti Smith, Spoon, Amy Winehouse, the Hold Steady, Peter Bjorn and John, the Fratellis and Cold War Kids.

wait wait. there's more:
Satellite Party, the Black Keys, Regina Spektor, TV on the Radio, Pete Yorn, G. Love & Special Sauce, LCD Soundsystem, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Silverchair, Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Yo La Tengo, Slightly Stoopid, Jack's Mannequin, Stephen Marley, Sound Tribe Sector 9, M.I.A., Blonde Redhead, Sparklehorse, Sean Lennon, !!!, Blue October, Son Volt, Motion City Soundtrack, the Polyphonic Spree, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Silversun Pickups, CSS, the Rapture, the Wailers, Roky Erickson & the Explosions, Tapes 'n Tapes, Heartless Bastards, the View, the Cribs, Ghostland Observatory, Tokyo Police Club, Rhymefest, Soulive, Annuals, Fields, Electric Six, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Sam Roberts Band, the Black Angels, Charlie Musselwhite, Aqueduct, Juliette & the Licks, Dios, Viva Voce, David Vandervelde, Los Campesinos!, Chin Up Chin Up, Ryan Shaw, Colour Revolt, the Satin Peaches, Illinois, Arckid, Mickey Avalon, the 1900's, Bang Bang Bang, Bound Stems, the High Class Elite, Carey Ott and Matt Roan.

I don't know if I'm willing to let go $195 for the 3 day festival but it sure looks damn good. I wanna see those that are highlighted... ESPECIALLY M.I.A., !!! and AMY WINEHOUSE. I hope they sell individual day tickets for then they perform...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

this pisses me off.

i woke up to winter crapperland...

Monday, April 09, 2007

PoP! Goes My Heart!

Does anybody wanna see Music and Lyrics with me??

Listen to: EARTH INTRUDERS!!

I know I posted about this before, but I just have to ensist how GENIUS Ms. Björk is. With every album, she just progresses in a different direction nobody can predict. Her latest project teams up with producer-man-of-the-moment Timbaland, and the tribal-like beats are HOTT. It is the complete opposite of Vespertine/introspective/introvert/whispering. It reminds me of her Debut days with Human Behaviour... Cannot WAIT to hear the rest of Volta. Like all Björk songs, you have to give it a chance. It takes a couple spins for it to sink in. Download here.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Watch: Blood of Yingzhou District

While watching the Oscar telecast couple months ago, I was really intrigued by one of the winners called Blood of Yingzhou District. I suggested it to Michelle for an event for Asian Health Awareness Week and the Chicago International Documentary Festival matched perfectly with one of the days. Watch:This 40 minute film truly was a heartbreaker. It was sad to see the discrimination the children and families faced, even though they weren't inflicted with HIV or AIDS. It was the suffering from the disease that was the problem, but the inequalities they faced with the stigma of AIDS. Plus it was refreshing to see AIDS without the filter of it being a "gay disease". But what bothered me was that these types of documentaries always provided awareness of the problem, but not much of a solution. Just wish there was something to do.It was a double feature, and we also saw Return to the Border which was a fascinating account of the Yalu River, which divides China from North Korea. Who knew that just less than a decade before, the two countries were civil to each other, trading goods across the river. After China became allies with South Korea, the two countries divided by the river were suddenly enemies. It was just fascinating to get a glimpse of the life in North Korea. A lot of the shots of North Korea taken across or in the river with the lens zoomed into the action. The most memorable images were of the two people conducting trade across the river throwing goods to their respective sides. Another was of South Korean tourists giving gifts and other goods secretly to North Korean soldiers. No politics involved. They treated each other as if they were from the same country, and departed by saying "See you again at reunification..." I don't know how he took his camera into N. Korea and shot pictures of the marketplace, where free trade was happening (something N. Korea definitely would not want people to see...) I was so engrossed with this movie. Korea has such a sad history.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Listen to: Bodyrox

thanks tina. I LOVE THIS SONG.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Listen to: Earth Intruders

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Björk is coming to Chicago! I am so excited and I think I got pretty seats for the show in May 12 at the Auditorium Theatre.Here is a 15 preview of her new single, "Earth Intruders", she worked on with Timbaland. Now don't be hatin' thinking she's jumped on the Timbaland train. She made this BEFORE all the Nelly Furtado/Justin Timberlake madness... Hope she becomes more popular after this!!