Archive for January, 2009

January 31, 2009

Crush(ed)

Random thought:  Sometimes, when I have a crush on someone and then realize I have no chance, it makes me end up disliking him, haha.

Even if he ends up liking me later on down the line and pursues me, I’ve convinced myself so much not to like that person that I’m usually just like Nope.

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January 31, 2009

CherryTeresa and the CherryTeresa Seven

I found out yesterday that The Roots will be the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Having Conan replace Jay and Jimmy taking over the late spot I think will be good. I just hope they don’t make Conan lose his "edge" because he’s going on earlier.

You know, when I get older, I wouldn’t be upset if I ended up being a musician in one of those late night talk show bands, hehe. Ladies and Gentlemen, CherryTeresa and the CherryTeresa Seven! I wouldn’t even mind being one of the seven under someone else’s lead. I want to work in the GE Building in NYC someday anyway. Hey, it could happen. I wanted to work in one of the historic buildings in Brewers Hill with the Natty Boh logos on ’em and I am so :-P. If I did end up working in that building, I’d probably be all phobic at first because of it being a tall, historic landmark in NYC with lots of people in it and all.

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January 30, 2009

Writer’s Block: Spoilers Below the Cut

This has happened to me so many times. Even if I say "Please stop, I don’t want to know any details about the movie whatsoever", the person will keep talking. I have a friend in particular who always does this and has spoiled movies and season finales I was stoked about seeing. You know who you are. (It’s okay, though, I’m still your friend). I know that there are some people who want to know the details or the spoiler but I will specifically ask certain people to stop talking about it and they”ll keep on going.

I could give some examples that would make you go "OH! That’s bad! They really ruined that for you!" But they would be spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen those movies.

January 29, 2009

Writer’s Block: You Wouldn’t Understand

My best friend mandimercedes and I have quite a few different inside sayings. But if you follow the show, then you are up to date on our phrases and words, haha. Sometimes, we don’t even use words. For example, when something happens that makes us feel like our heads are about to explode, we re-enact this:

Warning: May make you feel sick to watch this, or may make you laugh uncontrollably.

January 26, 2009

Lug nuts

I just enrolled in AAA today. I’m waiting for someone to come help me. I have changed a flat tire before and even when I needed help, I was able to remove the lug nuts. But not today. I tried lots of things. I stepped on the lug remover, I used a hammer, a rock, WD-40, and even a hair dryer. Only one came off. The other ones won’t even budge at all. I was going to buy an electric remover but the store I called doesn’t sell them anymore and when they did, they were about $120. So I’d rather just get the AAA membership.

Well, as I was typing this, they came. The man came a lot sooner than I thought and was quick and a nice dude. Yay! Off to work.

January 23, 2009

New solo song: Sprout and the Bean

Here is "Sprout and the Bean".

 

It’s also on my myspace music page and my playlist page.Here is a downloadable version: sproutandthebean.mp3

It’s a Joanna Newsom cover. I’m guessing her fans probably wouldn’t like my version and wouldn’t like my voice, though.

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January 21, 2009

I’m on Twitter

I joined Twitter last week. You can view my page at: www.twitter.com/cherryteresa

January 21, 2009

Writer’s Block: Open Arms

When I met the members of the band Atari Teenage Riot back in 1997 at the 9:30 Club in D.C., they unexpectedly gave me hugs and kisses on the cheeks. But I’m definitely not complaining. Carl Crack even kissed me on the lips.
My then-boyfriend and I, along with our friends, waited outside after the show. The band walked out. I went up to talk to them and was going to shake their hands, but they were all *hugs* instead of shaking my hand, which was cool. I was only 16 years old and I was obsessed with that band at the time, so I was like YAYYYYY. Hanin Elias was like "We’re Germans. We hug and kiss you on the cheek, that’s what we do!" It was so cute. And then when I met Carl Crack, he hugged me, kissed me on the cheeks. Then paused and grabbed my face and kissed my mouth. My then-boyfriend wasn’t mad about it at all. He was like "It’s okay, he’s allowed." Again, I was only 16 so I was like OMFG! These hugs weren’t totally spontaneous, but they still made my month. Then Carl came out of their van and brought me cantelopes and other fruits and was like "Here’s a present for you!" He was so nice. The sad thing is that Carl Crack died in 2001.

Another hug out of nowhere was when I was at Angel’s Rockbar. A girl came up from behind me and gave me a hug and was like "Rebecca?! How have you been?" (Don’t remember the name. I’m just using Rebecca). I was like "I’m sorry, I’m not Rebecca". She was like "Don’t you remember me? We used to ride horses together. It’s been years since I’ve seen you." I said "That’s definitely not me, but it’s okay – these things happen." She hugged me again and gave me a kiss on the cheek and she’s like "That’s okay that you don’t remember me. But it’s really good to see you. I’ve missed you". The girl did not seem the least bit drunk.

Then there was the time that I was at an art viewing. A lady came up to me with a huge smile and gave me a hug. She was like "I finally found you". She said I must be of a certain Native American tribe (I forget the tribe’s name). I told her that my grandmother was half Native American but that she was from another tribe. I told her that I was half Asian-American and so maybe that’s why she thought that. But she insisted that I was a textbook example of the traits and features that they had and that there are hardly any of that tribe in Maryland. She told me her job is researching this particular tribe.

January 20, 2009

FORMER President Bush.

To hear reporters say "Former President Bush" helps it sink in. It feels so good that he’s gone, gone, gone. He’s going to be in Texas and many miles away from me. Just him being less than an hour away from me when he was in D.C. was blehh.

To Bush: Annnnnd STAY out!

Great speech, Obama!

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January 20, 2009

Inauguration today

I can’t wait to see Obama get sworn in. The last time I was excited about watching a Presidential inauguration was 1993.

Supposedly, all hotels/motels in a 100 mile radius from the Capitol are booked. I live in Baltimore, which is close to D.C., and the rooms in this town are filled.

I imagine this is the excitement and hope people felt when John F Kennedy was President. Obama spoke in Baltimore on Saturday, and thousands of people came out on a cold, cold day to see him. Several exits of I-83 were closed, along with many other roads. I feel like this is how it should be when the President or President-elect comes to town. We should all be excited. The inauguration should be a huge deal.

I know there may be some people saying and wishing some nasty things upon him, but for the most part people are optimistic, from what I can tell. I am really proud of this country for choosing who I think will be a great President. I know this sounds corny, but I keep thinking about a lyric Tupac Shakur said in "Changes" – "We ain’t ready to see a black President". If Tupac was still alive today, he would have seen this happen. I know, it’s a random thing for me to think. But the thing is, most of the people who voted for Obama didn’t vote for him because they just wanted a black President in office. They wanted a great President in office and he just happened to be black – just like one candidate may have blue eyes and the other brown.

This inauguration today isn’t just historic because he’s African-American, although it is undeniable the importance of that fact. The underdog won. The one who actually seems to be making good on his word. Someone with amazing eloquence. A politician who has been putting partisan issues aside and appointing those he thinks will do the job right. Someone who understands and acts upon the importance of science and technology. And this shows that a grassroots movement can work.

Months ago, when I had decided to vote for him, I thought to myself that he probably wouldn’t be as amazing as everyone projected he would be if elected. I figured he probably is just another politician but that he was the best choice out of the two. But I feel like he really will be a great President. He’s already been taking lots of steps as the President-elect that have impressed me. I really hope that I am right. I have been watching some of his podcasts and I think it’s great how much he wants us to be informed about what he’s doing. I don’t think anyone is making him do this. I read the letter he wrote to his daughters about why he’s taking his family on this journey, and it really touched me. I rarely ever feel like that.

I know that Rush Limbaugh outright said he hopes Obama fails. I think that’s absolutely absurd. If McCain had won, I wouldn’t hope he failed. I would want him to still make the best decisions. It’s not about this side vs. that side at this point. It’s about America not failing. If you hope that Obama does a bad job, then you are hoping that America fails.

I just hope people will realize that we have a lot of huge messes to get through. We didn’t get into this overnight and it’s not going to be fixed overnight. We might not see dramatic changes in the first year or even in the first term. But I do believe that Obama is really focused and determined to get as much done as he can.

I am listening to the inauguration video on Facebook/CNN while working from home.

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