Spinning Gold

OMG, is Courtney actually posting a weekend update on a Monday? Heaven forbid! This weekend was one that turned out really well, despite the lack of expectation of doing anything much.

Saturday morning was totally lax, I didn’t do much rather than drink a coupla cups of coffee and putter around on the ‘puter. I spent the better part of the afternoon moving furniture around my room, rearranging it *twice* before I settled with its current layout. I’m kinda annoyed that my room layout was decided based on the placement of the power outlets, but it has to suffice.

I suppose I could’ve done more around the house, but I wanted to get out and do something. It seemed like everyone else was in the same situation, taking it easy and not really having anything planned for the day. Andy had offered up some free luvin’ over at t3h langpad, so I took him up on it. I packed up some of the beer that had been sitting in my fridge for ages (cos no one was coming by and drinkin’ it, dammit) and made my way over there, arriving around the same time that MJ showed up as well. Lloyd was also hangin’ out, and we all had a good time talking actual non-geek talk, imagine that. Baked up some frickin’ awesome chocolate chunk cookies (a virtual palette of dough from Smart & Final, whoa), invented a new way to eat turkey dogs (sandwiched between pieces of celery, with horseradish inside the curve of the stalk), drank the orphaned beers and had a nice chilled out afternoon.

I had to be in San Jose later that night, to shoot photos at a hockey game at Logitech Ice. These good folk decided to tag along with me on the drive to SJ and kept me company. We had our own impromptu pre-game tailgate party in the parking lot, resulting in Courtney locking the car keys in the trunk. Luckily, part of the keychain was sticking out, and with a lot of cursing and bending of fingers, we were able to jimmy the keys out. Man, I’m a dork.

After the game (and a few more beers in the parking lot, heh), we all went to La Vic‘s and introduced Lloyd and MJ to the wonders of the Orange Sauce. Oh man, do I love that stuff. I really shoulda picked up a bottle while I was there.

The drive home was pretty cool as well, we all had a really interesting convo about the opposite sexes and what clicks for us. I’m completely pleased that this day was so non-geek-centric (we’ll forgive Andy for whipping out the PowerBook during the game), the company was great, and the conversations were compelling. Totally the kind of weekend I like to have.

So… Sunday! Daylight Savings day. I had yet another fabulous brunch at Miss Millie’s with Tal and Rebecca… any excuse to eat there, I’ll go. :) I headed home and was pleasantly surprised to see that Jason had arrived home from his weekend in LA! I decided to stay home and bake some cookies, to break in my new beautiful KitchenAid mixer that I got for my birfday. MJ had some peanut butter to “get rid of” (no one at Casa Arguello eats PB, go fig) so she came over and we made some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Very yum.

Later that night, I headed over to Mezzanine, to attend the Breed Love Odyssey Tour show, which was hosted by the day job. It was freakin’ *packed*, which I was kinda surprised at, considering that a ticket was going for something like $40? I got in with a comp ticket (cos of work) and hung out in the fancy VIP area upstairs and scored some free drinks (thank gawd, cos drinks there are hella bucks). The music was alright, I am not super into hip-hop, but I always keep an open mind. The band I liked the most out of the lineup, K’Naan, wasn’t even on the bill that night.

Even with the time change, I still had a hard time getting to sleep last night. So here I sit on a Monday morning, totally frickin’ tired and in need of my morning coffee.

Happy Halloweenie, ya’ll.

Reaching Back

You may have noticed that the archive section of this blog has grown significantly in the past day or so. Or maybe you haven’t. Well, FINE!

I’ve decided to re-import my older blog entries into this new blog, for historical purposes. I was starting to really miss having the chronicles of my life here at my fingertips.

When I started this new blog, I was inspired by my blogs of old to have a more personal account of my life, where I have been both physically and emotionally. I was really feeling wistful for the days that I was writing for myself.

Unfortunately, I’ve seemed to have lost a chunk of comments in the re-import, but many still remain. Some weird thing happened in which some comments became entries, and I simply deleted them to avoid the headache. Well, at least my entries are all there, for the most part. I also deleted irrelevant entries, like most “site update” type entries and some memes. This clean-up continues in the next day or so, and therefore things may be a bit wonky ’round here. I guess I don’t really need to give excuses, for websites are always in a state of flux.

This is dangerous because I’ve been spending a good deal of time tonight just reading those old entries. Hmm… maybe it also doesn’t help that I had a latte and a doppio espresso at Ritual tonight. I guess that’s what I get for not really having much coffee in the past few weeks because of my illness. Perhaps I need to counteract it with my Nyquil cough syrup.


more updates: In reading my old entries, I was totally reminded of my old moblog on Textamerica. I pulled the pictures off and am now starting to put them in Flickr. Yay for historical stuffs.


Jake truly knows how to make a girl look good. First, the lovely portrait that he took of me at Lap-pop (with my D50, nonetheless!), then this elegant shot of Eris and I at her birthday soiree on Friday. Who knew my skin could look so good? 😉

If you haven’t ever perused Jake’s photos, I highly recommend taking a look. He brings out the best in people. I find many of my favorite photos coming from him.


Tonight is the night! Lap-pop starts at 8PM, and is sure to be a creative and geektastic event of epic proportions.

Presenting a night of performance & readings & photography from notable APA bloggers and artists. Lap-POP! will be an intersection between geekery, personal expression, and pop culture. Wifi a plenty. BYOG = Bring Your Own Geekery. (laptop,digital camera, camphones,etc etc)

Guest MC & Curator of Lap-POP! is Min Jung Kim of minjungkim.com

Featured Performers:

Ernie Hsiung, Writer of www.littleyellowdifferent.com
Glenda Bautista, Writer of www.agendacide.com
Robynn Takayama, Sound Artist of www.nongirl.com
Courtney Patubo, Visual Photography of endofthetour.com (that’s me!)

AND Annie Lin, Musical Performer of www.annielin.com

above graphic by amy lam | mobilerepublic.net


Hello to everyone from Lap-pop visiting here for the first time! If you are looking for more images, you can see more of my photos on my Flickr Photostream.

Still Illin'

Yeah, I’m still sick, going on almost two weeks now! Saw the doctor yesterday, and fortunately, she said that it’s viral… unfortunately, she said I have probably another week left to tough out.

I have a ton of crap to take care of that suffered while I’ve been fighting this illness. The most important thing being my photos for Lap-POP next week… I’m the sole visual artist for this event, so no pressure, really. 😀 I’m sure everything will come together within these next coupla days… I’ve been toiling over it this week, so I hope it turns out okay.

That said, come to the event! I’d be happy to see ya there, it’ll be a fun time.