dominochan: (Default)
I should probably post more here, but the best way to see what I'm up to is to check out my tumblr:

Find me under Mama Nana!

I've been getting back into figure collecting, and that's been hurting my wallet a LOT. My collection is growing at a rapid pace, mostly consisting of Touhou and Kotobukiya's Marvel and DC bishoujo lines. Thankfully I've been making enough to cover my debt and bills.

Other than a few personal bumps, life's been slowly but surely getting back on track. My dad's officially retired, and I've been mulling over going back to school for art instead of baking. We'll see how it goes. I definitely want to at least take some art courses before I make a final decision.

Ninja Edit: Also, if you're curious about my growing collection, here's my profile at My Figure Collection /dork alert


Oct. 4th, 2011 09:10 am
dominochan: (paranoid)
I had a slight kink in my plans, but at least I have internets.

So, what did I miss?
dominochan: (O_O)
I'm a little scared, to be honest. That poor closet is preparing to burst since it seems to refill with junk even after I sort through it. Luckily, I enlisted my little bro's help since this might be a 2 person job.

If you guys don't hear from me in over 24 hours, assume the closet ate me.
dominochan: (suspended)
I think I need to grab more Godiva this weekend. The Bakery package might get a repeat purchase. Or a bar of their milk chocolate salted caramel.

Because dude, salted caramel.
dominochan: (hopper sweatdrop)
Please be careful and stay dry. Let's hope this storm doesn't sweep us all away before Christmas.
dominochan: (viva mexico)
Bad news: still no sign of my HS diploma. I know it's packed away in one of these millions of boxes.

Good news: I managed to reduce some clutter in the closet. Woo!

I've decided to give up my cigar box collection. I'm keeping a couple for storage purposes, but the rest I might just sell on craigslist. But if anyone's interested in them for craft purposes, let me know. I have... quite a few boxes.

Also, I located a recipe that I was supposed to give [ profile] faetan ages ago. So for you, here's a recipe for easy Chocolate Mousse:

(Note: it's supposed to be a low-calorie version, buuut I threw that idea out the window and used full fat everything.)

3/4 c milk (it says use 1%, I say go for whole)
1 pkg whipped topping mix
2 envelopes fat-free hot cocoa mix (I used dark chocolate mix)
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
Whipped topping and chocolate curls for garnish (optional, but go for it >:3)

At low speed, beat milk, topping mix, cocoa mix, and cocoa powder until combined. At med-high speed, beat until fluffy (aboot 4 minutes). Toss in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. Garnish with whipped topping and curls before serving.
dominochan: (huh?!)
For most of my life, I've been searching for a movie I saw in my youth. Since my dad's a huge film buff, I've seen a lot of movies that I shouldn't have seen as a child. Death Wish, Death Trap, most Mel Brooks films, action, violence, horror, etc. But none of them have left me scratching my head like this one.

Today, the mystery movie that's been plaguing me since I was like 7 has been apparently found. I posted my memories on the forums and someone responded with a movie called "Strange Invaders". It fit the criteria and the timeframe, and as it turns out, it was more of a spoof of the 1950s sci-fi films that I adore. I'll have to sit down and watch it, even though a part of me is still a bit skurred by it.

Seriously, I can't even begin to describe how this feels. I'm happy, but also a bit surprised. So I wasn't imagining this movie for all these years...
dominochan: (angry sol is angry!)
Before I went to work today, I took out the trash. As I tossed the trash bag over the side of the dumpster, I saw something move out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look to my left, and on the ground, there was a small aquarium with some water in it.

There were also 3 live fish and two red ear slider turtles swimming around inside.

Shocked, I went back into my apartment and called Animal Control. Seriously, who leaves live animals like that next to the dumpster? Did they hope someone would take them in? What about driving them down to an animal shelter?

Just thinking about it pisses me off. No animal should be subjected to that.
dominochan: (yum)
My BLU Sniper patch arrived today.

I received my Think Geek order.

My debit card also came in, and it's now platinum.

Feels good, man.
dominochan: (nerd)
I need a new shirt. Unfortunately, I can afford only one and there are several that I want to splurge on. That said, I'm turning to YOU, the f-list.

The Choices are... )

So which is it to be, gang? Which shirt should the Nana buy?
dominochan: (shocked)
I'll be spending most of my day backing up my contacts, but I'm at the same number and everything.

Also, this thing has a Twitter app. Awesome. I wonder if I has an El Jay app too...
dominochan: (suspended)
I really have no idea how to describe today. I'll do my best with a handy timeline...

-I nearly got into a wreck on the way to my friend's house. A black car with Wisconsin plates swerved in front of me and almost hit a car in the lane next to mine.

-We had delicious Sin City Hefe on the Strip. Server was awesome.

-While we were waiting for a table at PF Chang's, Mario and Luigi walked by. One of them dug my Spy shirt.

-The service at Chang's was so bad I didn't leave a tip for the first time.

-Golden showers for tourists' children provided by Mayor Goodman and sponsored by Sapphire Gin.


-Coffee Bean ordered too many pastries, so they were all half off. And we got free samples. Barista dug my hair.

-Michael Jackson and Rick James impersonators.

-On the way back to the car, the server we didn't tip got in the elevator with us with her server friends. What are the odds of that?

And like I said before, WAT.
dominochan: (up to no good)
Today was my shopping day. El Todd and I went to Red Rock Canyon first for some photog work, and after that we hit up a few places to gather stuff for my trip to Tejas. You guys are in for a nice little Vegas package. :3

I think I'm covered for the trip. I have my plane ticket, car reservation, stuff from here, and a mental list of what I need to gorge on when I'm there. Todd wants me to bring him back a girl, but I don't think one will fit in my carry-on luggage.

For now, I'mma unwind before I head home. See ya in a bit!
dominochan: (kururu blows you up nao)
Vacation time can't get here soon enough. I really want to see all of you guys in Texas, and I cannot wait to do a little apartment hunting while I'm there.

I'm really hoping I can utilize my certification there once I move. I know tourism and hospitality aren't big industries over there, but I want to bring what makes (made?) Vegas a travel destination. That means lots of delicious desserts at reasonable prices. :3

Speaking of le Vegas, Todd and I did some photography work at City Center, a giant new resort/condo/shopping area. I'll be uploading the pics when I get home, but I can tell you right now, driving through the self-parking was like taking a trip back to the 80's. It was pretty surreal.
dominochan: (lol vegas)
I forgot to mention, I am also getting an impressive chunk of change back from the gubment. Not only can I afford to visit Houston/Austin, I can actually either invest in a new computer OR a laptop/netbook. AND I have money left over for savings. :O That's impressive. Todd, I'm still considering the Wii, so don't rule that out either. I just don't want to squander everything. XD

EVO's announced their lineup:

SF II HD Remix
Player's Choice (Voting's going on at SRK right now, but no Guilty Gear = no vote)
Super SF IV
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Tekken 6

It's being held at Caesar's Palace July 9th-11th. You better believe the Vegas crew will be there as usual. Still, why Caesar's Palace? They need to quit migrating, I swear...
dominochan: (geesefacepalm)
I got a call from Socks's vet today. She told me his urinalysis looked a lot better than the previous one, since he was a bit dehydrated last time. The bad news is they found some bacteria and white blood cells in the new sample. So off to culturing it goes. I'll find out the results at the end of the week.

All because the dork swallowed a string and some paper.

Other than that, it's been a pretty quiet vacation. And I have a clean room finally! :D
dominochan: (rainbow)
Well, I got the results for Socks. Luckily, my cooking instructor was sympathetic when I told him about Socks, so he let me take the call.

The vet wants to do more tests to determine why Socks isn't eating or drinking much. She suspects it's because of his age. She also mentioned that kidney problems are common in cats, but thanks to people bringing them to the vet more often, they're getting treated quicker. Basically this means Socks has to pee in a cup come this Friday and possibly get an x-ray. This is gonna hurt my wallet again, I know it. And just after I started to save money from my monthly bills.

He's totally worth it, though. <3

The thing is, how the hell am I gonna get him to pee in a cup?
dominochan: (gamera)
This ripe old Banana is 32 today.

There's been more going on, but I haven't had motivation to post, so in a nutshell:

-Went to a breast cancer fundraiser for a former bartender. I spent about $10 on raffle tickets and won a goody basket. Good times indeed.

-Had to take Socks to the vet this morning. Other than needing a good teeth cleaning, he had blood drawn to see if there's anything wrong with his system. I'll find out the results tomorrow. Looks like I'll be keeping my phone on me in the kitchen. They're gonna love that. :|

-Finally, we got a new Venom at [ profile] versus_dressing, and it's not me! XD They do a good job too, so that makes me a happy camper.
dominochan: (shocked)
You be the judge!

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Either way, I bought it at Old Navy.
dominochan: (sickly ukyo)
Today is my lazy bum day of the week, since it's now technically my only day off. The cold I have worked through my system faster than any previous illness before, despite the mild fever I have. Don't worry. I'm keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get worse. I blame the shifting weather, though it means FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. I KNOW IT STARTED ON THE 21ST BUT STILL! FALL IN VEGAS = AWESOME.

Now for ze meme from [ profile] kitsoru:

01. If you've been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new, original question.
02. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

You guys can take it if you want. No pressure. :3 Besides, I don't want to get anyone sick. XD

Who sleeps in bed next to you?
My stuffed dinosaur. He turns 22 this year.

What's one of the strangest things that has ever happened to you?
Nothing really strange, just random. Like when I gave a high-5 to a guy at a bar while I was getting cash from the ATM.

What kind of magazines do you read?
Mainly art and music mags, like Juxtapoz or Death+Taxes. And the occasional National Geographic.

If you could see one band in concert right now, any band, dead or alive, which would it be?
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Oingo Boingo

What's really creepy?
Those multi-legged bugs that look like they have a second head on their tail.

What's one of your musical guilty pleasures?
I don't really have any. I'm pretty open about what I listen to. There is no shame listening to Robert Palmer.

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
The same ones as usual, with more Psych and Burn Notice thrown in.

Where would you like to go right now if you had enough money?
Up north so I can go to Okoberfest.

What are you most excited for?
At the moment, nothing. Most of the stuff I'm excited for is long term.

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
el jay, Pinecone Attack,,,, and Tacky Living

What was the last thing you bought?
Gas, a caramel chiller from Sonic, a 6-pack of Shiner Bock

What do you do to relax?
Take a shower or bath

Does the weather affect your mood?
It would if we had any other weather outside of sunny and warm. It gets old and annoying.

What is your zodiac sign?

Do you want to learn another language?
I'd love to learn my native Spanish along with most other Romance languages

5 things (not people) you can't live without?

Compy, artbook, consoles, foods, booze

Do you have any siblings?
Mah big bro in NJ.

What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?

What's your earliest memory?
Watching Death Wish with my family. Or was it Death Trap? Yeah, I had a strange childhood.

What were you doing online before you started this meme?
Catching up on my House. I forgot the season 6 premiere was this week.


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