Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Real World

"This is the true story... of eight strangers... picked to live in a together and have their lives taped... to find out what happens... when people stop being polite... and start getting real...The Real World."

So, I have decided to do a throwback to 1998 and watch the new season of the Real World. I haven't watched the Real World in seven years, but this new season with two people from Salt Lake, I thought I would give it a try again. And it is awesome. Maybe I mentally never really graduated high school, but for reals guys, it is good. I would check it out if you haven't already. Here are the members of the house with my commentary.


Chet is definately in my top four favorite of this cast. He is a pretty cool, funny, chill mormon dude from slick city. Remind you of anyone? Ha ha. He is a little full of himself and a little to quick to start a fight, but I am a fan.


Sarah is definately the nicest person on the show. She is the go to person for everyone on the show. I think that she will be the one who causes the least amount of drama for others on the show but has a a ton o drama in her real life. Sad. But she is def in my top three as well.


Ryan is the funniest one on the show. Ryan and Chet are the pranksters of the show and are hilarious. He also can sing pretty well. Check out the first episode if you want to see it, don't judge it just by the tampon song.


She rounds up my top favorite four. She is pretty cool, at first I was a little skeptical of Baya. I didn't buy her love for hip hop dance in the beginning, but after thinking about most peeps wouldn't think I live hip hop music, but I do, so I let that one slide. But as the season has continued I have started to like her more and more.


I really liked JD in the beginning, but his drinking problem gives him a totally bad case of drunk foot in your mouth itis. He is really rude to the others in the house and to random strangers when he gets his liquor. Sober JD pretty cool for the most part, drunk one of my least favorite.


Boring. Boring. Boring. I had some high hopes for her, but her lack of doing anything exciting has made her the second most boring member of the house. Sorry Devyn the acting and singing career just isn't gonna happen. Go back to school. Harsh deal of reality, but I gotta say it like it is. She is nice though. Also get over Scott. That also is not going to happen.


And here goes the award for the most boring part of the whole show. Scott, Scott Scott, who let him on the show? Honestly, the only person he can have a conversation with is Devyn and that is because she loves him. Dude lay off the juice and pick up a book or.....I don't know a dictionary so you can learn words and then ask someone to show you how to put them together to form sentences. Ask Devyn, she would be more than willing to help.


I will be the first one to admit that I am completely ignorant when it comes to the transgender lifestyle and don't quite comprehend what it is that makes people want to do that, that said, I think she needs to be honest with everyone in the house. She should have came out the first day they were all there, and even more so with those that she dates. If she wants to be taken seriously as a transgender she needs to be honest about her lifestyle. Lying about who you are is never a good thing, especially about this. Anyways she creates a lot of drama on the show which keeps it entertaining.

So there it is, that is the house, someone watch it so I can have someone to talk about it with.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday - San Diego Version

So as ya'll probably know this past weekend I went to San Diego. It was my first time going there, I have been to LA area a lot, but never ventured further south than Aneheim. I freaking loved it. San Diego has got it all. It is a semi-big city, with a cool downtown area, it has awesome beaches, sweet parks, mountains (well big hills), perfect weather, and most importantly killer sunsests. It has everything I could ever ask for in a city. Why did I come home? Because I am poor. Sad, because if given the option to stay there, I don't know if I would have came back. I probably would have, the parentals would not be too happy about that, they still think they have me for a year before I move for law school, and leaving early would have been hard, but on the opposite side they would have a fun place to come and visit. I didn't want to leave. Sad face.
Anyways I haven't done a top ten Tuesday in a long time so I thought I would do a throwback to the top ten days with my top ten fave pics from San Diego.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2009 - The Year of B-rad

2008 with its ups and downs has taught me one thing: that I have got to live for myself. I have spent a good deal of my time trying to live to make other people happy. I don't know if it was out of obligation or just trying to be a good person or to have others believe that I am a good person, but I have learned especially lately that I cannot do that any longer. It feels good to make other people happy, but I have learned that you, well at least I, cannot find real happiness in just trying to make others happy.

2008 was the year of Brad the doormat. Me and a friend were talking about some of the happenings in my life and she said Brad don't let yourself be the doormat. Probably the best advice I have gotten in a long time. During some serious introspection at the typical end of the year resonance period and due to some things that a different friend said that really made me question who I am. I have always thought if I was one thing, I am a good and loyal friend. I am the person people feel totally fine calling at two in the morning to talk about a problem, the person that takes someone out of town when they just need to get away and escape life, the excuse someone can use to get out of a bad date, an unwanted family event, etc. The person that if you tell a secret to and asked not to tell will take whatever it is to the grave. I am a vault.

What I have noticed is that I have spent way too much time trying to make my friends happy that I really have started to lose some of the qualities that I need to have to make myself happy, since I have learned I can't make my friends happy all of the time, I should just focus on what really makes myself happy. With this new plan don't worry ya'll, if you need to talk at 2 in the a.m. I am still awake, give me a holla, and you know I am always up for a spur of the moment vacate, but I am going to do things differently. I am not your doormat anymore.

This is the year where I get my life back on track, the year that I live my life for me and not for anyone else. I need to rediscover who I really am and not define myself by what ya'll think of me. Recent events in life have kinda shattered the one thing that I thought I was good at and it has really got me thinking of what I really need to do in life. I need to get comfortable in my own skin again. I kinda lost that this past year and I miss that self assurance that I had in who I am.

So here's to 2009 a year to redefine, reshape, and be happier.