Apr. 14th, 2012

  • 11:49 PM
brillando: ([American Idol] una sonrisa guapisima)
Dear flist,

I would like you to meet Castiel, my new baby car:



It's a 1997 Toyota Camry LE with only 79,380 miles on it. It's in excellent condition and drives like a dream - seriously, the ride was so quiet and so smooth, it was even better than my dad's Lexus. There's more pictures and videos on the dealer website here if you're curious.

The only downside is that I'll be paying a little more than I was hoping to spend on a car - $6,500, not including taxes and fees. Tax alone bumps up the price to $7k, and I'm not sure yet how much the fees will be, but my dad assures me it won't be much.

I haven't officially bought it yet because I need to wait until my paycheck deposits on Wednesday to have enough money to cover it. But I do have a $500 deposit on it, so it is mine.

Honestly though, I'm fine with the price, because I am in love with this car, and thrilled that it's MINE. This baby is going to last me a long time so I definitely think it's worth it. Can't wait until I have it so I can show it off to everyone, and put my UC Santa Cruz Alumni license plate holder on it - I'll take pictures then too haha.

After all these months looking for cars, the nightmare with the Passat (that car ended up needing $3k worth of repair work done, which lol no) and the nightmare I had this week checking out a 2003 Nissan Altima (the car was mostly decent, but needed a little work done to it and the guys selling it were SUPER sketchy), I'm also just glad that it's finally OVER. Now I can focus on moving out!

brillando: ([Star Trek] omg!)
So yesterday was a momentous day for me: I went back to the Grove in Los Angeles, but this time, because Darren Criss was doing a CD signing there.

It was a looong day )

packing woes

  • Apr. 26th, 2008 at 3:57 PM
brillando: ([FMWS] crimson sky)
Thanks for all the responses in my last post! I have slowly been making progress on my packing anc cleaning. I've cleaned a lot of the room, and have so far packed my game stuff (minus the PS2), my DVDs, and the majority of my books. I will at LEAST finish picking up my room, packing the rest of my books, and packing the clothes I'm not going to use this week today. Tomorrow will probably involve some more packing of miscellaneous stuff and then taking what I've already packed to my grandma's house. I'll have plenty of time after class on Monday too, SO I think I'm going to be able to pull this off! Haha.

Though I still need to know just how much space I'll have o.O I don't think I'll have that much room for all my stuffed animals *sobs* I don't want to just leave them behind either :( I'll figure something out, somehow.

Edit: Is this flirtatious? "If you ever plan on using the number I gave you, you better use it in this next week or you won't be able to reach me. :P *cough*hinthint*cough*" I sent it to Matt awhile ago... I'm pretty sure that it is, but now it's kinda freaking me out? Not used to flirting with people I know irl, even if I'm doing it via Myspace xD;;

I do still have some serious distraction problems though lol, like the fact that I stopped to do this meme (and this post):

I have lived through 85 of these 159 things )

CAPSLOCK = SIGNAL OF MY DESPERATION??

  • Apr. 25th, 2008 at 7:28 PM
brillando: ([Loveless] laaazy)
OKAY SO YOU GUYS I AM HAVING A PROBLEM

A MOTIVATION PROBLEM

MORE THAN HALF OF THE DAY IS GONE AND I STILL HAVEN'T STARTED PACKING OR CLEANING OR ANYTHING

SO I WAS HOPING MAYBE YOU GUYS COULD HELP BY GIVING ME INCENTIVES

FREE HUGS? LINKS TO FUNNY STUFF AND/OR MACROS? ART? FIC? LETTERS/EMAILS? ICONS? MARATHONS? SEXINGS? OF COURSE, ONLY GIVEN TO ME ONCE I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MOVED, A WEEK FROM TODAY, BASICALLY

I'M NOT ASKING FOR A LOT, BUT IF YOU THINK I'M BEING LAZY AND SELFISH WELL YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT IT WOULD HELP ANYWAY.

ANYTHING AT ALL WOULD, EVEN JUST WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT OR THREATS OF HARM IF I DON'T GET OFF MY LAZY ASS SOON

THANKS IN ADVANCE MY LOVES ♥

HINT: [livejournal.com profile] dragonflycurls, THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PLAN A GET-TOGETHER AGAIN

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Dec. 21st, 2007

  • 12:36 AM
brillando: ([Across] forever)
I went out with Miranda today, and finally saw Across the Universe. It was pretty awesome. ♥ On a shallow note, I'd do all the main cast. xD Especially Prudence. I have a bit of a crush on that girl. :)

It helps that she sung the best song in the movie, among many amazing covers. I love it so much that I actually uploaded it to share with you all. :)

T.V. Carpio - I Want to Hold Your Hand

Enjoy! :D

ETA:

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  • Nov. 30th, 2007 at 11:54 PM
brillando: ([Random] Rudolph! :D)
I'm done with my applications to CSU Long Beach and UC Santa Cruz. :) I've submitted them both, so yay! Just have to wait now. lol. Though I still have another application to work on - the one to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence next year. I'm going to have a haaard decision to make if I get into that program too... xD;

But to celebrate, it's time to... share my wishlist? xD [livejournal.com profile] little_ribbon's been bugging me about it FOREVER, so I had to do it soon! Haha.

STEP ONE
Make a post (public, friends-locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

STEP TWO
Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- do it.

You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Give, and you might receive. and you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


my list! )

Oct. 22nd, 2007

  • 12:42 PM
brillando: ([Ouran] OH HELL NO)
Dear Santa Ana Winds,

STOP MAKING MY FACE FEEL DRIER THAN THE SAHARA DESERT. Oh dear god, I can almost hear it crack when I move

Also, STOP FLYING ASH AND RANDOM OTHER DEBRIS INTO MY EYES.

Oh, and all these fires going on right now? Really, really shitty of you. DX

Why the hell did you decide to be so strong this year? :(

No Love Whatsoever,
Me

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Sep. 16th, 2007

  • 2:27 PM
brillando: ([House] holy shit)
Note: I did a much needed friends cut today. If you were cut, don't take it personally. Either you were inactive, never commented, or I just skipped over your entries. Who knows, maybe one day we'll meet again and things'll be different, but... for now, that's what I needed to do.

I had the biggest scare of my life today. @__@ My wallet fell out of my pocket when I rode to work today! My wallet... with my debit card inside. I only realized this happened AFTER I clocked in, so I couldn't try to find it until I went on lunch.

So I rode home, looking all around as I did, bracing myself for the need to cancel my debit card... only to find out that some amazing soul picked it up, saw the address on my ID card, and returned it.

Holy shit. I wanted to cry tears of joy. After a really shitty shift, finding that there IS a good person out there... my faith in humanity has been restored. Thank you, stranger. ♥

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public post because I feel like it

  • Mar. 4th, 2007 at 11:11 PM
brillando: ([KKM] blushy)
Honesty Meme!


Because there's nothing more I'm interested in than this. Be as ruthless or kind as you want~

I just recently changed my LJ language to French, and it's funny because there's a lot of stuff which hasn't been translated. So it's like, "hey, what's English doing here? lolz"

Little life tidbit: My dad and I went to Starbucks tonight, and one of the employees was a really pretty boy. Like, damn. It made me really wish I had put makeup on. xD

However, it was mortifying because I found out later, in the car, that my dad noticed my eyes light up when I saw him. jshuhrfkjh I hope I'm not obvious about my attractions. ;_;

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