Archive for August, 2009

Atlas Shrugged

August 28, 2009

It’s like when I read my horoscope and it says today is going to be a great day.  It’s a lil eerie how accurate it is.

Rational Portrait of the Mastermind (INTJ)

“All Rationals are good at planning operations, but Masterminds are head and shoulders above all the rest in contingency planning. Complex operations involve many steps or stages, one following another in a necessary progression, and Masterminds are naturally able to grasp how each one leads to the next, and to prepare alternatives for difficulties that are likely to arise any step of the way. Trying to anticipate every contingency, Masterminds never set off on their current project without a Plan A firmly in mind, but they are always prepared to switch to Plan B or C or D if need be.

Masterminds are rare, comprising no more than, say, one percent of the population, and they are rarely encountered outside their office, factory, school, or laboratory. Although they are highly capable leaders, Masterminds are not at all eager to take command, preferring to stay in the background until others demonstrate their inability to lead. Once they take charge, however, they are thoroughgoing pragmatists. Masterminds are certain that efficiency is indispensable in a well-run organization, and if they encounter inefficiency-any waste of human and material resources-they are quick to realign operations and reassign personnel. Masterminds do not feel bound by established rules and procedures, and traditional authority does not impress them, nor do slogans or catchwords. Only ideas that make sense to them are adopted; those that don’t, aren’t, no matter who thought of them. Remember, their aim is always maximum efficiency.

In their careers, Masterminds usually rise to positions of responsibility, for they work long and hard and are dedicated in their pursuit of goals, sparing neither their own time and effort nor that of their colleagues and employees. Problem-solving is highly stimulating to Masterminds, who love responding to tangled systems that require careful sorting out. Ordinarily, they verbalize the positive and avoid comments of a negative nature; they are more interested in moving an organization forward than dwelling on mistakes of the past.

Masterminds tend to be much more definite and self-confident than other Rationals, having usually developed a very strong will. Decisions come easily to them; in fact, they can hardly rest until they have things settled and decided. But before they decide anything, they must do the research. Masterminds are highly theoretical, but they insist on looking at all available data before they embrace an idea, and they are suspicious of any statement that is based on shoddy research, or that is not checked against reality.

Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Ulysses S. Grant, Frideriche Nietsche, Niels Bohr, Peter the Great, Stephen Hawking, John Maynard Keynes, Lise Meitner, Ayn Rand and Sir Isaac Newton are examples of Rational Masterminds.”

Grapevine Fires

August 27, 2009

I hate to admit, but I really like both the new Trey Songz joints. I hadn’t heard a single Trey Songz  single I liked until last week and now I like 2. Did you know Gucci Mane is Soulja Boys mentor?

All these cars i’ve loved

August 24, 2009

350 is 4 sale again. I have a feeling that whatever my family decides to ship out here after they sell my car will be decidedly less cool than my old cars. Ladies, I miss you. Assuming I keep my scholarship, the half of my signing bonus that doesn’t go to taxes is going to down my next car. We get signing bonuses don’t we?

Nismo v2 350z

Champagne 240Z

4 nights and then away

August 23, 2009

Today it hit me… that after I do a few chores and tidy my things I’m very much alone in my endeavors on the east coast. For the time being I really have nothing to do on weekends, but study and train. I’ve always wanted to focus my existence, to eliminate distractions, to not be between work and school, betweenn two houses, between two families…not so much  a monastic existence, but an ascetic one. The only issue with having everything I want, is the realization that if I don’t do well in school and don’t progress in my training I really won’t have anyone to blame except me. Also, henceforth I no longer live downstairs with my grandma. If anyone asks I live in Southcoast Plaza or the Andes mountains whichever is more exciting.

Monkey Magic

August 18, 2009

I went to check out Serra Jiu-Jitsu cuz it’s the school closest to Hofstra, and got to meet Matt Serra. He seems like a genuine guy.

Vascularity in MMA

August 16, 2009

Ishida by Endless takedowns, Werdum by BJJ World Champion ground and pound, Cris Cyborg via rape choke. It’s only fitting, she reps Chute Box and looks like she could be related to Wanderlei Silva.

Troublesome

August 13, 2009

Everything was great until I saw the 2009 Newsweek rankings and noticed we weren’t in the top 100 anymore. WTF Hofstra? I havent’ even started and i’m already having to think about transferring.

Flared, Tucked, and stretched

August 10, 2009
Sick....

Sick....

Laurel, Cefiro, Skyline GT-S, Skyline GT-R, Silvia…Why didn’t the japanese want to share you with North America?

Konichiwa Bitches

August 8, 2009

FTW ScarvesThanks to everyone who set time aside the last few weeks to hang out before I take off to the East Coast. I know that by the time I finish law school the team will have  fewer west coast representatives, but i’d like to think that i’ll be able to keep up with the people who are closest to my heart.

Wang, you absolutely killed it with the scarf. It’s so perfect i’m actually afraid to wear it.

Customer Service

August 5, 2009

I’m starting to have my doubts about these guys. They’re slow responding to e-mails, their website sucks, and they wait until the last minute to post fall classes. Is it crazy to expect more from your law school? Is it mediocre to go to the 100th best school in the country? Not if you’re on scholarship.