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Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen

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(no subject) [Apr. 10th, 2007|11:03 am]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen
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(no subject) [Feb. 14th, 2007|03:38 pm]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen
A Cup of Joe: Real ninjas wear orange
My rant about the "Naruto" anime's filler episodes coming to an end. [read more]
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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2006|11:25 pm]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen

I should finish my take-home French exam right now, but instead I'm gonna blog. A real blog this time, not the YouTube happiness that you xanga users have been witness to. Sorry LJ, I tend to neglect you at times. And myspace ... you get nothing. You're like the accidental child that no one likes.

Shoulder update
After approximately three months of living with a rotator cuff injury, it seems that my right shoulder has nearly healed. I'm not quite ready to go full force with it yet since it's still a little tender, but I figure I can start doing my normal lifting regiment soon.

I tested its limits at the gym today, trying out some shoulder exercises. It felt good, but not great yet.

Right now my plan is to begin very light bench pressing on Friday. Probably just the bar at first and then slowly increase weight accordingly. Man ... I was pushing reps of 175 before this injury and now I'm going back down to 45. *sigh* I miss my big chest with its pectoral flexing goodness.

Workout regiment
Starting tomorrow, I officially begin my diet. Ultimately I want to get back to eating 6-10 small meals throughout the day like I was during summer of 2005. But until school gets out I'm going to do a three-meal-a-day diet, with breakfast and lunch being the larger meals. I should have more energy and if I stick to it, I should drop down to 160 by Christmas like I planned at the beginning of the year.

I'll begin my progress counter tomorrow.

Lent
It's a little early to think about Lent, but I've already decided on something to give up: alcohol. With the exception of St. Patty's Day (because breaking a lenten fast is traditionally allowed on this day), I won't consume any alcohol.

Mead
I finished my pineapple mead this week. It tastes quite strong. The hint of pineapple and honey there, but the alcohol is apparent. It smells sort of like a white wine. The end product turned out to be 20.048% alcohol by volume or 40 proof. Think of it as an exceptionally strong wine (most wines range between 10-15%) or roughly four beers.

I find that it tastes best as a smoothie.

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(no subject) [Nov. 16th, 2006|09:21 am]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen

 Look who I met tonight:

ferrell01

ferrell02

That's right, Will Ferrell made an unannounced visit to the Tivoli.

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(no subject) [Nov. 15th, 2006|12:13 pm]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen
[mood |pissed offpissed off]

Venting
As the online editor for The Metropolitan, it is my duty to update and maintain the website as I see fit. As with any editor position, it is my responsibility and only I have the power to delegate duties.

Now when someone decides to fuck with my site without telling me, there's reason for me to be a lil' peeved. Especially since no one's supposed to touch it without my permission.

FUCK SHIT FUCK FUCK SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The archives and photo requests have been rendered useless because some ass decided to "clean" the site and not bother to check the links to see if anything's broken. First rule of online journalism anything: Websites are fuckin' live, so don't move shit around on the server.

When I find out who did this I will kill them, spread their blood around the workstation, and make them an example to anyone else who's thinking of defying my authority.

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(no subject) [Nov. 13th, 2006|02:58 pm]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen

 01

I'm slowly learning to use my camera =D

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(no subject) [Nov. 11th, 2006|11:55 pm]
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As a journalist, I never know what to expect when I go into an interview. Sometimes I meet people who love to talk. Other times I don't.

Today I felt more like a moderator.

I sat down with director Eric Byler ("Charlotte Sometimes") and actresses Allison Sie and Kimberly-Rose Wolter for their movies "Americanese" and "Tre." This was the first time I've conducted an interview where the interviewees asked one other questions.

My 30 minute interview lasted for more than an hour.

The three of them talked about everything. It's going to take me days to figure out how to write my story. It was a blast listening to all the anecdotes, tangents and playful teasing. This is one of the best interviews I've ever conducted.

This reminds me of hanging out and listening to "Only the Brave" people at last year's Denver Film Festival.

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(no subject) [Nov. 5th, 2006|10:48 pm]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen
[mood |worriedworried]

Joe the prophet
Some interesting revelations have happened that worry me.

Back in 9th grade, or 1997, Mark and me played a modified game of Risk where we kept track of world politics. I made up a back story about how certain events would lead to World War III. One of which was George Bush Jr. becoming president in 2000.

We had joked about how eerie that prediction was and didn't think much of it. This latest piece of news worries me.

I predicted that Saddam Hussein would be hung by his own people in 2007.

Lo and behold, an Iraqi court sentenced Hussein to death by hanging yesterday.

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(no subject) [Oct. 21st, 2006|11:57 pm]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen
[mood |depresseddepressed]


create your own personalized map of the USA or write about it on the open travel guide

1,100 miles in two days
Ugh ... I'm tired. David, Matt and me drove down to Texas forour social documentary class. Our project: to take pictures and writeabout something on Route 66. We chose this tiny ghost town namedGlenrio, just on the border of New Mexico and Texas. I have now visited26 of the 50 states. Next up: Perhaps Oklahoma? Nothing there I want tosee, but I have to get it off the list eventually.

That town is scary at night. There are no lights and cars seldom pass by the area.

I think I captured some good pictures. I'll post them sometime tonight/tomorrow. Whenever I'm not exhausted.

The best rest stop on the trip was in south Pueblo. There's a gasstation there that has the cleanest, most spacious toilet ever.

I can't wait until Milwaukee next week. Finally, a trip in which I don't have to worry about covering.
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(no subject) [Jul. 29th, 2006|11:34 am]
Joe "The Yellow Dart" Nguyen
[mood |numbnumb]

This always happens to me.

The dragon boat festival is in less than 24 hours and I'm filled with anticipation. My body is as strong as it can be under the circumstance, but I know I could've pushed myself more these past few months.

My heart is pounding and I am extremely focused.

... and the pre-race practice is still three hours away.

Come watch Team UCDHSC destroy everyone tomorrow at Sloans Lake.

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