Ray-Ray visits Toronto - A Picture Show
When I travel for work, it’s always somewhere super boraphyll like Dallas or Albuquerque or podunk-town, Amurrica.  So imagine my excitement slash nervousness when I was one of two folks from my Agency chosen to represent the good ol’ US of A at a big international conference in Toronto.
The conference itself was very interesting, insightful, rewarding and tiring.  I will not bore you with the details of all of the work we did, but rather give you what my tumblr is mostly about these days - purty pics and FOOD FOOD FOOD.
The scenery was bootipuhl, obvi…


And the food…CLAUDE HAMMERCY IT WAS YAMMY…
Including catered lunches freshly prepared by chefs at our conference venue:

And luxuly four-course dinners, featuring roasted French onion soup (with sweet onion crouton balls):

A palette-cleansing lemon sorbet in a sweet liqueur and frosted rosemary:

Grilled bison tenderloin (and boy was it tender!), fresh from Alberta along with seasoned fingerling potatoes and colorful roasted vegetable cuts:

And a scrumptious caramel-drizzled apple crostada with cinnamon ice cream to finish things off:

Finally, here is me at the end of the night with a big smile on my face because I just ate like a big pig.  YAYAYAY FATNESS!!

Thanks Toronto!  I’ll be back soon, hopefully!!

Ray-Ray visits Toronto - A Picture Show

When I travel for work, it’s always somewhere super boraphyll like Dallas or Albuquerque or podunk-town, Amurrica.  So imagine my excitement slash nervousness when I was one of two folks from my Agency chosen to represent the good ol’ US of A at a big international conference in Toronto.

The conference itself was very interesting, insightful, rewarding and tiring.  I will not bore you with the details of all of the work we did, but rather give you what my tumblr is mostly about these days - purty pics and FOOD FOOD FOOD.

The scenery was bootipuhl, obvi…

And the food…CLAUDE HAMMERCY IT WAS YAMMY…

Including catered lunches freshly prepared by chefs at our conference venue:

And luxuly four-course dinners, featuring roasted French onion soup (with sweet onion crouton balls):

A palette-cleansing lemon sorbet in a sweet liqueur and frosted rosemary:

Grilled bison tenderloin (and boy was it tender!), fresh from Alberta along with seasoned fingerling potatoes and colorful roasted vegetable cuts:

And a scrumptious caramel-drizzled apple crostada with cinnamon ice cream to finish things off:

Finally, here is me at the end of the night with a big smile on my face because I just ate like a big pig.  YAYAYAY FATNESS!!

Thanks Toronto!  I’ll be back soon, hopefully!!

4 October 2012 ·

Stop Girl - U-KISS


If you would’ve told me that a portly, middle-aged comedic rapper with a ridic horse-riding dance routine would be the first K-pop act to have a bonafide smash in the U.S. (and be on the cusp of having the first top ten hit by a Korean artist on the Billboard charts), I would’ve ROR’d so hard in your face.  With the return of boy bands like One Direction and The Wanted, wouldn’t something like this be more appropriate?  U-KISS serves it all in this vidja - sleek black and white visuals, creepy smoldering gazes into the cam, LULZ-y posing, and impeccably synced choreography - all packaged within a super-slick urban pop confection.  And they don’t even mess up any of their English lyrics!  EUREKA.

I mean, honestly…when I listen to this, I can’t help but think U-KISS have arguably better vocals than those UK groups.  And the latter don’t even dance a lick.  Just sayin’.  

YAY KOLEA K-POP PIGHTING!!  *^__^*

20 September 2012 ·

kiamatthews:

It was a close one, but we came in 2nd place at the Flipcup World Series, our best finish in 4 (or 5, can’t remember) years. I flipped like shit but my teammates saved my ass numerous times. My bad y’all.

A few things:
Keeks is just being modest; we all were pretty clutch today…espesh when we were down 1-3 in the round of 16 (and then came back to win) and then fought back after being down 0-3 to force a seventh game in the finals.  I was so, *so* proud that we didn’t buckle under the pressure.  
The fact that everyone — and I mean EVERYONE — in that bar was chanting our names in the finals was pretty amazing.  I mean, you can only imagine the amount of drunken douchebaggery happening at a flip cup tournament, but we were universally well-liked.  That is an accomplishment in itself.
RUV YOO GUISE.  *^_^*

kiamatthews:

It was a close one, but we came in 2nd place at the Flipcup World Series, our best finish in 4 (or 5, can’t remember) years. I flipped like shit but my teammates saved my ass numerous times. My bad y’all.

A few things:

  • Keeks is just being modest; we all were pretty clutch today…espesh when we were down 1-3 in the round of 16 (and then came back to win) and then fought back after being down 0-3 to force a seventh game in the finals.  I was so, *so* proud that we didn’t buckle under the pressure. 

  • The fact that everyone — and I mean EVERYONE — in that bar was chanting our names in the finals was pretty amazing.  I mean, you can only imagine the amount of drunken douchebaggery happening at a flip cup tournament, but we were universally well-liked.  That is an accomplishment in itself.

  • RUV YOO GUISE.  *^_^*

8 September 2012 ·

Smile Friday:  2012 Dunder Flipplin Flip Cup Invitational (slash practice for the World Series this Saturday) with Keeks!
Or should I say side-eye Friday because basically erry picture Cho takes nowadays (espesh in photobombs) is with this banji Judgy McJudgerson look on his face.  ~__~

Smile Friday:  2012 Dunder Flipplin Flip Cup Invitational (slash practice for the World Series this Saturday) with Keeks!

Or should I say side-eye Friday because basically erry picture Cho takes nowadays (espesh in photobombs) is with this banji Judgy McJudgerson look on his face.  ~__~

7 September 2012 ·

Okay y’all. Casual racism.

15 August 2012 ·

3,375 plays

As Long As You Love Me (Acoustic Cover)

Jeremy Passion

As Long As You Love Me (Acoustic Cover) - Jeremy Passion

It never ceases to amaze me how many unsigned uber-talented artists there are out there, hustling and grinding on the daily.

Jeremy is an absolute whiz on the guitar and mic.  Better than the Bieber original, hands-down, in my book.

13 August 2012 ·

Sam Mikulak fangirling over Yang Hak Seon’s gold medal-clinching vault…

"Dude, give me a hug!  That was ridiculous!"

AND THEN I MELTED/DIED/CRIED TEARZ OF BROMANTICAL CUTENESS.

Bt-dubs Sam, your vault was pretty amazeballs, too…

7 August 2012 ·

GPOYW: OMAIGAHT GUESS WHAT U GUISE RICH AND I FINARRY WON THE PING-PONG DOUBLES TITLE AFTER 21478929 ATTEMPTS YAYAYAY TEAM KOREA HWAITING!!!11!11!ONE  *^____^*
(Additional related gifs for such a momentous achievement)

GPOYW: OMAIGAHT GUESS WHAT U GUISE RICH AND I FINARRY WON THE PING-PONG DOUBLES TITLE AFTER 21478929 ATTEMPTS YAYAYAY TEAM KOREA HWAITING!!!11!11!ONE  *^____^*

(Additional related gifs for such a momentous achievement)

1 August 2012 ·

Out of the many head-scratching rulings in the Olympics thus far, this one was the most egregious and dramatic.
Keep your head up high, Miss Shin A-Lam.  Your defiant-yet-heartbreaking protest on the fencing piste will be remembered at these games for a long time to come.

Out of the many head-scratching rulings in the Olympics thus far, this one was the most egregious and dramatic.

Keep your head up high, Miss Shin A-Lam.  Your defiant-yet-heartbreaking protest on the fencing piste will be remembered at these games for a long time to come.

31 July 2012 ·

US Gymnastics Dramaz

Jordyn, I get it.  You are the reigning world champ and your childhood dream is to compete in the all-around competition.  But when you blurted out this exchange on the sidelines last night on TV right before Aly was about to compete on the floor to build your team’s score, you made it super awkward for your teammates…

_________________________

Jordyn:  OMG, I wanna make all-around sooo bad!

McKayla:  What?

Jordyn:  I wanna make all-around so bad!

Gabby:

Kyla: 

McKayla:

__________________________

GURL HOW YOU GON’ TALK ABOUT YOUR INDIVIDUAL GOALS AND WANTS WHEN TONIGHT IS ABOUT TEAM USA DON’T TALK ABOUT THAT STUFF UNTIL IT’S THE APPROPRIATE TIME.  ~___~

30 July 2012 ·

This Be Me

SHYOOT.