Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tom's Top 5 Awesome Things This Week...7-17-11

For the week of 7-18-11:

-5. SF creamery with Melly- after a failed attempt to see Captain America, Mel suggested we go to the sf creamery for ice cream. The sundae I ended up getting was awesome ( almond & peanut butter/ chocolate with fudge). 

4. "paris when it sizzles" - I'd never seen any Audrey Hepburn movies until I'd met Melanie . And in the 3 Years we've been together I've seen a few of her movies ( breakfast at tiffanys, funny face, sabrina, etc). I've enjoyed some more than others but I really enjoyed this one. A fun funny movie. 7.5/10.

3. Rewatching Harry potter & the deathly hallows pt.2 - the 2nd of many , no doubt, viewings. This time my mom was with Mel and I . On 2nd viewing I still thought it was a great movie.

 2. MLB 2k11 for xbox 360- gamefly brought me this warlock awhile ago and I didn't have a chance to play it till this week. And it. Was. (fucking) awesome !! One of the best baseball video games ( shout out baseball stars for the NES and Ken Griffey jr baseball for Snes ) I've ever played !! Mel and I have been playing this game all week. Best of all is the living rosters in which you can play games that were happening TODAY. Frggin sweet !!

As fun as that game is, it doesn't beat the real thing...

1. Melly's first giants vs. dodgers game - there is nothing like the excitement of a giants dodgers game. As the chants of BEAT LA BEAT LA echo you can't help but be proud to be a lifelong giants fan. This was the first sf/la game for my Melly and I was so excited to take her. It was hot, we sat next to a bunch of annoying people who seemed more interested in taking pics of themselves than being at the game and sadly we did not beat la but it was a GREAT time. Any day at the ballpark always is.

So... That's it.
What's been awesome about your week?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tom's top 5 awesome things this week 7-11-11

For the week of 7-11-11:

5. the spinish, ground beef and rice dinner Melanie made - a Melanie specialty that is always a crowd favorite ( the "crowd" being me). I enjoyed the hell out of this dinner

4. Monday off with Melly -had a Monday off this week and Mel and I decided to stay in walnut creek and catch a movie. I started the morning off with steak sandwich @ plaza cafe which was really good. They usually give you a big steak and a little roll, I like this cause it feels like your getting extra. It's not fancy, but hella tasty. After going back and forth on what to do with our day, Mel said we should go to the movies. We went to see transformers in 3D, the 3d was cool but everytime the robots werent on the screen beating the crap outta eachother it was lame. Since the movie ticket was so expensive, we ( i ) decided to sneak into "horrible bosses". It was a funny movie. both movies I'll give a 7.5/10.

3. Watching a double header A's game sat with Zac, kc & Melanie - to be honest I don't remember much of the games, I do remember having a kick ass time drinking beers with some awesome people !!

2. MC Hammer bobblehead day- went with my family to another A's game and got sweet mc hammer Bobbleheads. A fun game and great company.

1. Harry potter & the deathly hallows with Mel, Ashley & Melanies mom- and the cinematic adventures of Harry James Potter, triwizard champion, lover of Ginger-haired woman and the only true master of the deathly hallows, came to an end. An exciting movie that I really enjoyed. 9/10. For the series 10/10.

So... That's it.
What's been awesome about your week?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oh snap !!

I've never missed a top 5. Not one week. Almost forgot LAST weeks... A more detailed version to come soon.

For the week of 7-11-11:

5. the spinish, ground beef and rice dinner Melanie made.

4. Monday off with Melly - steak sandwich @ plaza cafe, movies  transformers/ horrible bosses

3. double header A's game sat with Zac, kc & Melanie

2. MC Hammer bobblehead day

1. Harry potter & the deathly hallows with Mel, Ashley & Melanies mom

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Toms Top 5 Awesome Things This Week... 7-4-11

For the week of 7-4-11:

5. "zookeeper"- went to see this movie with my mom & Melanie . When I first watched the trailer, I thought it looked stupid but the more I watched it, the more I found myself laughing whenever the commercial came on. So I finally quit lying to myself and said " I wanna see it" outloud. And we went. And it was a fun movie that made me laugh a few times. 7/10.

4. Princess Aniyah's princess party- Melanies cousin had a birthday party on Saturday and it was alot of fun. They had a bouncy house ( sadly, I didn't get in), facepainting ( that Melanie did. She looked adorable !!), a hot dog machiene , a popcorn machiene and , best of all, a nacho dispenser. The music played at the party was fantastic ( 90's hip hop, 2Pac !!) and I had fun hanging out with Mels family.

-3. farmers market with Melly on Thursday - in which we had lumpia, chicken in a stick, listened to a decent cover band playing in the park, got 3 awesome peaches for $1 and, best of all, home made Popsicles ( I had Mexican hot chocolate, Mel had chipotle mango) . Everything was great, we got a fantastic parking spot and had a great evening.

2. BBQ at Melanie's dad's house- celebrated 4th of July at Mels dads house with an awesome BBQ . There was chicken, corn & juicy watermelon. Everything  was fantastic tasting. As we ate we watched the giants game on tv and though they dis not win it was cool to see Pablo Sandoval get a splash hit hr.

1. Aziz Ansari does a surprise set @ the punchline SF on Tuesday... And I was there !! - thanks to my friend Zac who read a tweet Aziz put up an hr before, we raced down to the city and just made it by 5 minutes ( !! ) to see Aziz do a 45 minute set. He was trying out new jokes and was real funny. 

So.. That's it.
What's been awesome about your week?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tom's Top 5 Awesome Things This Week... 6-27-11

For the week of 6-27-11:

5.  wolverine # 11- quickly becoming one of my favorite series to read. This story, a part in the "wolverines revenge" story arc, was great. The story is about perspective...while Logan is a superhero, for the families of the thousands of people he's killed, he is a monster who ruins lives. And what would happen if a group of these people spent there lives plotting revenge. A great read.

4.  - Thursday - the food at resturante el Salvador/ the Popsicles at the farmers market across the street- great dinner of papusas and, while walking around the farmers market with Melanie, had a blueberry ice Popsicle ( though, honestly, the cucumber lime pop Mel had was better)

3. The Pleasanton county fair with mom, Ashley & Melly - ate a ton of food ( BBQ, oysters, all manner of unhealthy fried treats) and had a great time with my family.

2.  A's game on Friday with Melly- the weather was hot, perfect for a ballgame . And since the giants were out of town we decided to check out an A's game. I like the A's ( I love the giants !!) . And the tickets were cheap ( $12 ticket got us a $6 food voucher, free tshirt for Mel/ free foam finger for me. ) later we snuck down to the expensive seats where we were attacked by nats. Hundreds of them. Despite this we had hella fun. Oh and the A's won.

1. My Saturday : on saturday i gotout of work early, it was a hot day so the store was slow. I went to picked up a Harry potter magazine for Melanie. I went home to Melanie and Ashley was over visiting. We went to flying colors comics and I picked up the new issue of Wolverine and some other stuff. We went home and Melanie cooked some awesome garlic chicken&rice. It was still super hot so we went to the San Francisco Creamery to have some floats ( I had a sherbert freeze) and, later,  i watched the giants score 15 runs ( even with a 2 1/2 hr rain delay) to stomp the tigers. What a fantastic day !!

So, that's it. 
What's been awesome about your week?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tom's Top 5 Awesome Things This Week... 6-20-11

For the week of 6-20-11:

On any given week any one of these could've been #1. Looking back on it, I had me a kick ass week !!

5. the torta cubano I had on Sunday- and while I've had this before, this combination of beef/ham/cheese/bacon (while not the healthiest thing in the world) was particularly tasty this week.

4. dinner on sat night @ mi pueblo supermarket/ taqueria with Mels mom, Ashley & Melanie - you wouldn't think a supermarket that has a restaurant in it would have kick ass tacos & seafood... But it friggin DID !! I can't wait to go back !!

3. "Regular Show" - this week Melly played a show for me from cartoon network called Regular Show ( no bullspit, that's the name) and it was hilarious !! Full of funny catch phrases ( and we all know I'm all about a good catch phrase), crazy senarios and off the wall characters ( a talking gumball
Machine named Benson... Why not !?!?). For the rest of the week Mel and I have been watching episodes on YouTube .

2. Going to the game on friday with melanie and watching the giants beat the Indians 4-3 - a great interleauge game with the giants coming from behind to win the game !!
1. My fantastic Monday - day off on monday. And because of this melanie, ashley & I went to the city and, thanks to a notice on the knbr facebook page, we ended up meeting giants CF andres Torres. Got to shake his hand and get an autographed baseball. Because we were by tge embarcadero we decided to pick up the always tasty burgers served at reds java house.  We ate our burgers at my moms house. It was great spending time with mom, Ashley & Melanie aka some of my most favorite people in the world !! We drove back to walnut creek and said goodbye to ashley who drove home. While looking around Ondemand for something to watch we saw a section called nickelodeon Rewind and, SCORE !!, we saw they had episodes of "Doug". This was awesome news as, growing up, I always really liked this show. Doug used to write in his journal (rare for a boy cartoon i would say) and, while I didn't have a journal, I liked to write down stuff too. It was so much fun rewatching Doug, the show still held up. My Monday was a fantastic one.

So... That's it.
What's been awesome about your week?