Well ok! Here’s to another week done and I’m actually blogging this time. Lots of twist and turns and character dev . . .nah just normal weekend wrap-up nonsense. Here are highlights of the week from May 21st to the 27th.
Last week, I got phone interviews from the State Compensation Insurance Fund, Sacramento for the Corporate Communications internship and Capital Public Radio for the Marketing Internship. Today, I put on a suit and went to the State Compensation Insurance Fund, Vacaville office and interview for the Student Assistant for Underwriting position. I know, exciting stuff right?
Also, because I had to get my priorities straight for the week, I turned to the wisdom of Mitch Hedberg who told me:
Other of his notable quotes:
“One time, a guy handed me a picture saying, ‘here’s a picture of me when I was younger.’ Every picture is of you when you were younger!”
He was the coming timing king with his stoner delivery and one-liner-esque jokes. Rest in Peace man.
For a short sample of his set, click here. #MitchHedburg #RIP #gettingmyprioritiescrooked
Lastly, it was a gym day and first song was:
First, a blast from the past courtesy of Arnold “He’s got an IMDb webpage?” Basingat.
Second, I’ve come to the realization that listening NPR not only makes you a hipster, but an aging hipster.
— NPR Extra (@NPRextra) May 22, 2018
Then I went full retard , unlike Kirk Lazarus and hope that this commitment of being a writer sticks this time.
After that, I was introduced by The PennyHoarder to #omconnecthour. According to them, I can earn $300 a year to $400 a month, just by shutting all your lights and non-essential appliances at peak usage hours in your city. I see no downsides to this, other than having to find something to do in Vacaville on a work day.
Finally, a shout-out to my Vietnamese peoples @ Saigon Pho, Vacaville.
#lunch: Stir fry filet mignon w/rice (548 cals) #welp #somuchfordinner #definitelynotketo #weightlossjourney #weightlosssupport #fitness #healthy #diet #healthyeating #eatclean #weightlossgoals #weightlossdiary #losingweight #health #weightlossmotivation #healthyliving #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #california #norcal #solanocounty #vacaville
You can see my TripAdvisor review here and Yelp review below
For some reason, I broke from my normal apathy towards politics and posted this:
It’s not that Nelson Muntz is political, it was my response when I saw this
It took more than 280 characters, but a federal judge in Manhattan ruled Wednesday that President Trump and his aides cannot block critics from seeing his Twitter account simply because they had posted caustic replies to his tweets in the past https://t.co/aGmb18CHg4 pic.twitter.com/4jPU0BRqzv
— CapRadio News (@CapRadioNews) May 23, 2018
Also, my quote of the day:
“Well we didn’t get the whole chocolate bar, but we got a Hershey’s kiss.”
- Chris Rock as Farrell Caretaker, The Longest Yard (2005)
Why this quote? Well, when I responded to an ad about a “WordPress Wednesday” event in Santa Rosa, CA I figured, why not? Maybe I can learn something there. An hour and 15 minute drive later, and there were only about 7 people in there. 4 were moderators, 3 (including myself) were attendees. Only one of us knew what the speaker was rattling on about. . . me. After the “seminar” was over, I started to chat with the lead guy. and he seemed pretty cool. If he and his company, West County Media didn’t live so far away from me, I would’ve taken him up on his consultation.
Suffice to say, I didn’t get an education in web design (chocolate bar) but I did get a connection (Hershey’s kiss).
Finally, a shoutout to L&L Hawaiian BBQ, Vacaville, who’s chicken katsu and spam musubi’s are pretty good.
#dinner: @llhawaiianbbq spam musubi & macaroni salad, tomato (392 cals) #notketo #dontcare #weightlossjourney #weightlosssupport #fitness #healthy #diet #healthyeating #eatclean #weightlossgoals #weightlossdiary #losingweight #health #weightlossmotivation #healthyliving #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #california #norcal #solanocounty #nuttreeplaza #vacaville
I gotta stop slackin and getting in my review on these guys.
I saw this . . .
Sophia, the first robot with citizenship, has an announcement for humans.
— LATOKEN (@LATokens) May 16, 2018
. . . and tweeted this
#Tweetoftheday: Is this because of @WestworldHBO, or @bladerunner, or @TheMatrix? If so, I don’t think any amount of preemptive good will is gonna keep the robots from making us their slaves #humanity #smokeemwhileyougotem
P.S. can’t forget @blackmirror https://t.co/cXUFtUaa23
— Errol Catanes (@ErrolCatanes) May 24, 2018
Because I’m pretty sure when the singularity happens, there’s gonna be less shaking of hands and more kicking of our asses.
Next, shout-out to Hot Stone Korean Kitchen, Fairfield, CA.
#lunch: @fairfield.ca.local Pork bibimbap with side dishes (525 cals) #nochoice #hikeday #burnthemcalories #weightlossjourney #weightlosssupport #fitness #healthy #diet #healthyeating #eatclean #weightlossgoals #weightlossdiary #losingweight #health #weightlossmotivation #healthyliving #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #california #norcal #solanocounty #fairfield
I probably should write a review for these guys too. But c’mon, you’re 51 of 204 places to eat in Fairfield, and that saying something right? (yeah ok, you guys are on my to review list)
And also, clicked “Interested,” then “Going” to Tiny Desk Sacramento sponsored by Capital Public Radio. I’ll admit it’s less “I’m a hipster because I go to NPR Tiny Desk Concerts,” and more “Hey I want that Marketing Internship position and this is how I’m gonna woo them.”
Note: about a day later I get rejected. Bummer. Still planning on going to the concert though.
And then, yeyyy Hikeday!!
1st song was . . .
Again, I don’t normally care about such things, but then I tweeted this:
“Whenever I think about our political climate, I see this:
and hear Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik (really? Gladiators are the farthest thing I think about when hearing this tune, Julius! #differenttimes)
So hey, how about something more upbeat, like a hikeday?!!
Too bad it was a hike day fail. I got kicked out by Lake Solano County Park rangers. They were in the right though. I did arrive pretty close to sunset.
First, shout-out to Temple Coffee Roasters, Sacramento, CA
#coffeebreak: @templecoffee is definitely worth the hype. Arthouse feel, wonderful staff and uppercut-to-the-chin coffee. Don’t miss this joint if you’re ever in the downtown Sacramento area #templecoffee #travel #traveling #wanderlust #photooftheday #vacation #travelling #travelblogger #traveller #tourism #adventure #travelblog #picoftheday #sacramento
Disappointed from yesterday, I decided to take another crack at hiking in the Winters, CA area. I hyped myself up with . . .
And ended up in
Not too bad a day.
“Learn the facts first. Then you can distort them any way you want to.”
– Mark Twain
— Errol Catanes (@ErrolCatanes) May 27, 2018
For more context on this tweet see the May 23rd and 25th tweet above. #omg #politics #raisingmybloodpressure #
Next, shoutout to Habib’s Famous Kabobs, Vacaville
#lunch: @vacaville Habib’s Famous Kabobs tandoori bread & Bolani Kachaloo (645 cals!!) #warning #danger #getyourshittogether #gymtimesoon #weightlossjourney #weightlosssupport #fitness #healthy #diet #healthyeating #eatclean #weightlossgoals #weightlossdiary #losingweight #health #weightlossmotivation #healthyliving #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #california #norcal #solanocounty #vacaville
Watch for my reviews of this awesome Afghan restaurant soon. . . if I don’t slack like normal. However, due to their delicious but calorie packed #definitelynotketo meals . . .
GYM TIME! 1st song
So takeways from the week:
- I’ve got some reviews to post for L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Hot Stone Korean Kitchen, Temple Coffee Roasters (as if they needed it lol) & Habib’s Famous Kabobs.
- I need to get my shit together on this #weightlossjourney. i can’t just hike or gym just because I ate delicious but #ketonotketo food.
- I’m torn between continuing my hustle for a CAP Radio internship or just going into business myself, possibly through this blog.
- Or I could just focus on school and not worry about it until I get my degree.
Welps, I hope next week is just as exciting. Tune in next time for . . .