Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Himbolicious Quote #9

I'm not conceited, I'm convinced.
-Himbo's Mama

Oh lord Jesus! Don't you know, this is who I get it from. My mother, ladies and gentlemen. So during my trip to The Tundra last week, my mom must have said something that prompted someone else in the house to tell her she was conceited, and that himbolicious quote was her rebuttal. But she's been using it for years... since I was a weeee Himbitito [Espanol for little Himbo].

Anyway, it's true. We're convinced is all.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

What the...

Friday was our company holiday party, so I was busy getting shit faced.
Saturday I went to another holiday party with a friend, so I was very busy getting shit faced.
Sunday I packed for a trip I didn't end up taking, so I was busy getting shit faced.
Monday I worked and had to handle some last minute holiday ish... ugh!
Tuesday I worked and packed for my trip to The Tundra.
Wednesday - Friday I spent in The Tundra.
Saturday I recovered from my trip to The Tundra.

Long story short, my place was messy! No time to clean and plenty of reasons to tear it upside down.

Sunday, I finally decided to tidy up. It took all day (and I'm still not done) and I forgot to eat. Bon Don will attest to this, I get all hypoglycemic when I don't eat. So I ordered pizza because I was not feeling okay enough to make something. + I had enough points for a free pizza.

The pizza guy gets here and by this time I am trying not to pass out, he gives me the credit card slip to sign and I added a tip since he made the effort to come to my door rather than calling me to come outside to the gate. This is over and above the $2 they already impose upon me without asking. I didn't know what the hellz I was doing, I was all dizzy and stuff. I ended up tipping the guy $6! My order came to $3 with my free pizza!

To add salt to the wound, I think the guy was insulting me when I was writing in his 200% tip, I can't be certain because he was vietnamese and I didn't really understand what he said - but I'm pretty sure he was insulting the instructions I gave for him to find my place.

Oh well. I'm gonna watch "Under the Same Moon" and finish eating my pizza.

-Himbolirious

Crack is NOT Luxurious!

Ohh... Whitney said it best, "crack is whack"!

This foo is tryin to sing "O-mazin' Grace, How Sweet Da Soun".

Just watch. Wait until the end, it gets good.

Courtesy of HimboTube: Broadcasting Luxurious
!



-Himbo

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Lawd Jay-zis... Hallelujah..! Amen!

First of all, praise the lord for I have made it back alive from The Tundra! Can I get an amen? But this post is inspired not by my trip home for the holidays, but for this scene which you are about to witness.

This clip is from Cadillac Records. Beyoncé plays Etta James, and I'll be honest, when I heard Beyoncé was going to play Etta, I was like "aou aou, NO she di-int!", but let me tell you boys and girls, and girly-boys and boyie-girls, she tore it up! She done ravaged that part real good.

If you're confused, what I am trying to say is, Beyoncé: [Etta James]Cadillac Records as
  • Diana Ross: [Billie Holiday]Lady Sings the Blues
  • Halle Berry: [Dorothy Dandridge]Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Angela Bassett: [Tina Turner]What's Love Got to Do with It
  • Jennifer Lopez: [Selena]Selena
In other words, great. She was great! 'twas the role of her lifetime.

I'll try not to spoil it if you haven't seen this yet, but let me set this clip up right quick:
Record Producer Guy discovers Etta, consequently saving her vida loca. Thus Etta hearts
Record Producer Guy and wants to make him her baby daddy. Record Producer Guy decides to go buh-bye and just be some dude. He tells Etta this as she is recording this amazing song. Realizing it will be the last time she will sing to him, Etta saaangs it to him like dis:



Oh, and btw, HER.HAIR.IS.LUXURIOUS!

-The Reverend Himbo

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm Ready for My Closeup, Mr. DeMille


You know how I'm a blogebrity n stuff? Well, I'm not just a blogebrity anymore. In fact, I think Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture Edition is adding me to the 2009 release... yes, I think that's what one of my assistants was telling me yesterday.

You see, the hotel sponsored a pledge drive on KOCE. It was to support public broadcasting. You know... so Big Bird can keep that six figure salary.

Anyway, you know those people on PBS during Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman concerts, who answer calls and take your "pledge", then send you a "gift" as a token of "our appreciation" [oh wait, that last one didn't need quotations, did it?]? Yup... that was Himbo along with the cool kids (sans Bon Don, she didn't wanna go). The whole thing was really fun. I TiVo'd it and got some pix on my cell phone camera [guerrilla style, 'cause I'm avant-garde like that] just so I can show you! Err... I mean, I had one of my assistants TiVo the show and upload the pix, just so I can show you guys.

I'm gonna have to call Britney and see if I can borrow a couple of her bodyguards for a while. Maybe Kevin Costner will want to be my bodyguard, then Whitney Houston will come and sing "I Will Always Love You" to me.

And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...

That reminds me... kids, crack is whack! Don't touch that stuff... unless you have receipts.

Alright already, without further adieu:


-Him

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Open Letter to All Fashion Houses and Designers

Step aside Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, House of Givenchy, D&G... all you bitches. Le Himbotique has arrived! That's right, by this letter, House of Fantabulous formally announces the debut of Himboutique. Here to bring the haute back to haute couture. I'm bringing sexy haute back, yup! Just keepin' it luxe... 'cause that's how I roll, bitches.

You won't find Himboutique on 5th Avenue, Oxford Street, Champs-Élysées, Via Montenapoleone, not even Rodeo Drive. Our address is on zazzle.com 'cause I'm avant-garde like that.

I have to cut this letter short, la Maison de Chanel is calling [probably just Karl wanting to congratulate me]. I'll see you at Fashion Week... watch your backs!

-Himbotella Versace



Just doing my part to spread luxurious about the world. You're welcome.

Shop Himboutique!

*Himboutique is the official online store for My Hair is Luxurious!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, its...

A homoerotic moment with Michael Bublé.

Let me preface a bit. I watched one of my favorite programs called Great Performances, on PBS. Today's episode highlighted The Hitman: David Foster & Friends. Michael is one of David's "friends", so he comes on stage and eventually duets with Blake Shelton on a song they both separately released. Play the clip below [courtesy of HimboTube] and you'll see what I'm talkin about.

Hint: No need to watch the entire video, unless you want to of course. The duet covers the first four minutes.


I thought they were gonna go at it right there on stage. They kept asking each other to go home with each other, and eye fu**ing. I hear Michael Bublé is preggers with Blake's baby. I also heard it's a boy. I also heard the baby boy is actually Josh Groban.

-Himborez Hilton

A Tale of Two Maties

Gabby from Gabby She Wrote inspired me to tell the tale of how I met Bon Don. It's a luxurious tale indeed. Have tissue nearby. If you're like Narm, you might have wet wipes instead.

Follow me to place where incredible feats are routine every hour or so... Anaheimian niiiiiights. OOPS sorry! I went a little ADD on ya.

So anyway, I wasn't always this luxurious [humor me]. Before I moved to The OC, I lived in The Tundra, a tiny little town known for cows and farms n shit [Note: I did not grow up there, just lived there for a couple of years]. I worked at a call center, taking reservation for a hotel company. I couldn't wait to get the fuggoutta there, the smell of cow gave me a headache so the second I saw an opportunity, I transferred to a hotel. Bon Don happened to work at said hotel. She's worked there since... oh I dunno... 1872 or so.

My first year at the hotel, my office was on the first floor. Bon Don works in the basement [Haha they put her in the corner, where she belongs. You know, familiar territory]. Every Tuesday on my way to my weekly meeting in the basement, I walked by Bon Don's corner. She looked so nice and innocent [I know right?!]. I always smiled at her and she smiled back, usually we exchanged Hi's.

A year later, I transferred to the basement and saw a lot more of Bon Don. We ran into eachother in the Grapeslime, which is the employee cafeteria. She asked me if I transferred to the basement, then proceeded to give me the low down on EVERY THANG! She was like, "Don't be friends with this betch, her skin stinks mmkay, she don't take showers. And that other heiffer, uhuh, watch out for her. Don't sit on that side of the Grapeslime, that's where the peasants sit. Sit over here with us tomorrow". I was in love!

I came back everyday, Bon Don always had the 411. Dude, it's crazy, this woman knows everything! There's about 1,000 employees, she knows everybody's drama. And she's been there since before hotels had electricity or running water, so she knows all about the execs and the shenanigans they pulled prior to becoming execs.

So anyway, it was love at first sight, if you don't count that first year. And we've been inseparable ever since. Her hubby doesn't even mind.

Together, we've made people cry, quit, pee, move, see a therapist, attempt suicide, miscarry ...allegedly.

Did I mention cry?

We were never convicted.

Btw, she's London, I'm Paris.

PSA #1: Crack is Whack!






Crack is whack!

-Whitney Houston

Monday, December 8, 2008

6FU

Ruth is such a whore... it's sort of creepy but I love it.

Keith and David are such whore's... I love it.

Billy is such a whore... me loves it.

Brenda's mom is such a whore... it kinda makes me feel sorry for Brenda.

Brenda is so awesome... me loves her!

It's 4am and I am not asleep... I hate it!

6FU is so addictive.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Himbolicious Quote #8


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Break out the razor blades!

I just watched High Fidelity and decided I needed to make a top 5 list of my own. Everybody and dey mama seems to be putting out a 'saddest songs of all time' list, so here we are. Although I have to change it up a bit, I need 15 spots rather than 5 and I can’t be responsible for deciding which song is sadder than the next… way too much pressure. Therefore, my list is in no particular order. Every song will equally make you want to slit your wrists or paint your nails black, smooth your hair over your face in a sideways fashion, avoid the sun like the plague and cry all day.

Check out a fulI video playlist on
HimboTube, or partial playlists on Imeem and Project Playlist (Imeem and Project Playlist didn’t have every song on my list – thank baby Jesus for YouTube).

Okay, here it is:

1. Pacific Coast Highway (Courtney Love)
This song used to make me cry every time I heard it.

2. Early Winter (Gwen Stefani)
This song used to make me cry every time I heard it. I’m starting to see a pattern. You might remember I blogged about this early on, t'was one of my first blogs.

3. Maps (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Oh! Such an awesome song!

4. I'm a Fool for Wanting You (Frank Sinatra)
I recently discovered this song. Heartbreaking.

5. Godspeed (Dixie Chicks)
This song makes me cry like a little bitch. I have a DVD of The Dixie Chicks performing this song live at The Kodak (I added it to the playlist on HimboTube) and Natalie explains the story behind the song. Keep tissues nearby.

6. Mad World (Gary Jules)
Tears for Fears originally released this but I like the Gary Jules version mo beta.

7. Last Kiss (J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers)
I’ve loved this song since I was a little tiny Himbo, I was known as Himbitito then. Cool song. Totally sad.

8. Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O’Connor) [not to be confused with Shanaydo Connor]
I couldn’t resist including this song. Ain’t no shame in my game. You know you all agree… don’t front.

9. Maybe (Janis Joplin)
This doesn’t even need an explanation. I love The Janis.

10. My December (Linkin Park)
Such a sad song. Really hard to find though! In my search, I discovered that Josh Groban covered it. It actually wasn't bad.

11. My Immortal (Evanescence)
Awesome, awesome song. I think at one point, I had every Evanescence and Linkin Park song in existence, on this list. I had to limit them to 1 each.

12. I Will Remember You (Sarah McLachlan)
I know, so obvious but you can’t leave it off of this list. It’s totally appropriate.

13. Everybody Hurts (R.E.M.)
Right...

14. Landslide (both, Stevie Nicks’ original and Dixie Chicks’ cover)
It was so hard for me to chose one version for this list. I think I chose Stevie because she wrote it and Dixie Chicks already made the list with #5 (Godspeed).

15. Don't Speak (No Doubt)
Seriously. Don’t even try to front. You know I’m right.

**UPDATE 12-27-2008**
16. I'd Rather Go Blind (Etta James):
I had to add this to the list after seeing Beyoncé's portrayal of Etta James on Cadillac Records.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

3 Queens and a... errr... make that 4

I watched YouTube Live all the way through, yesterday. I liked it. Here are my 3 favorite moments, provided in the video playlist at the bottom. Just push play.

1. (The little queen) Fred sings at YouTube: Fred is the 6 y/o ADHD-suffering alter ego of 15 y/o Lucas Cruikshank. Fred's channel is the most subscribed channel on youtube! He gets more hits than your crackwhore mother. Play the video and prepare for luxurious awesomeness! You can find more Fredisodes (fred episodes) @ HimboTube, as well as his channel.

2. (The real queen) Queen Rania of Jordan: She's so l.u.x.u.r.i.o.u.s.! This queen is so smart. She was presented with the YouTube Visionary Award for her channel which is dedicated to breaking down stereotypes of the Arab and Muslim world and to bridging the East/West divide. I think I love her. Btw, isn't she such a hottie?! The video is her acceptance speech, in which she spoof David Letterman's Top 10 lists. Hilarious!

3. (The pop queen) Katy Perry opens the show: She rocked out with her cock rooster out! Such a diva... in the prelude she envokes another queen, RuPaul, in the Supermodel video [Chantay. Chantay. Sashay!]



4. (The drag queen) RuPaul, Supermodel (You Better Work): Although RuPaul didn't grace the YTLive with her luxuriosity, I thought it'd be fun to show the video right after Katy Perry's performance. You know... for good measure.




-Prince Himbo of The OC

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm watching YouTube Live and HimboTube - Broadcasting Luxurious!

Have you guys heard of YouTube Live, yet? I'm watching it as we speak over at www.youtube.com/live. I'm gonna check this out and see if it's any good.

Katy Perry just performed... she rocked my socks!

B.T.dubs, if you're gonna head over to youtube, make sure you check out the all new HimboTube Channel at http://ww.youtube.com/fantabuloushimbo. I've added a link at
Himbolicious Links, for quick access --->

Cheers,
-Himbo Spielberg

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sleepless in Anaheim

I came across this really cool article. All of the answers I’ve been looking for… laid out. Don’t trip, I’m not gonna try to convert you to Scientology or The Plan. It is an article that touches on the differences between night people and morning people (or rather, cool people and evil people).

I am a night person. The rest of America… morning people.

Getting to work on time everyday has been a little bit of a challenge lately. I’m on a modified schedule until the end of the year, so I start an hour later, which is at 9:30am. Let’s just say I don’t get to work right at 9:30am every morning, and leave it that. No need to get specific.

The article talks about some things you can do to change your natural circadian rhythm, which I have attempted, but its no work for Himbo, okay.


It’s okay, I have a solution. If you cant beat'em… move to Spain.

You see, the Spanish know wassup.

9:00am-ish: Wakeup and head to work, but not before stopping for breakfast, which is really just an espresso and maybe a pastry.

3:00pm-ish: SIESTA TIME! Take at least 3 hours for a looong lunch and A NAP.

…Dude!! That’s brilliant!

5:00pm-ish: (And not a minute sooner): Mosey on back to work and eventually close shop.

9:00pm rolls around: Eh… we should start thinking about dinner.

11:00pm-ish: Dinner time, which really means: go to a bunch of different bars and restaurants for tapas y vino!

1:00am-ish (optional): Party like a rockstar til 6 in the mornin!

Notice how Spanish time ends with “ish”. Nothing’s “sharp”. That’s how I roll.

I’m part Spanish; so I inherited my circadian rhythm. T'was passed down to me, t'sin in me genes. I need to remember that so I can tell my boss the next time I’m reminded of my official start time.

…or just move to Spain before I get fired.

Olé,
-Don Himbo

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What's up with Blogger lately?

Dude... is anyone else experiencing the same challenges with Blogger or am I just slow [Don't answer that!]?

Lately, when I post, the formatting has been a bit off, especially when I use the scheduling feature to auto-post at a later time.

Hmm... something to research tonight.

Give me feedback if you have any.

Mahalo!
-Him

I'm it

I’ve been tagged by Bon Don @ "Who Throws a Cupcake? Honestly”?

Here goes:

1. Were you named after anyone?
Yes, although my dad has the same name, we were both named after my great grandfather. My great grandmother asked my mom if she would name me after her hubby. He used to be a cop waaay back in the day and was killed on the job.

But do you wanna hear a secret?

Of course you do.

I heard that there's a conspiracy behind all that drama, but no one will tell me what it is. Bastards!

2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yup.

3. Would you bungee jump?
Nope, I’m Mexican.

4. What is your favorite cereal?
I’m not big on cereal. Right now I have some Kashi Go Lean stuff in my pantry but if I had what I actually wanted, I think I’d have Pops.

5. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Nah not anymore.

6. What is your favorite ice cream?
I’m also not big on ice cream but right now I have this mango ice cream in my fridge. It’s pretty good.

7. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Teeth, then hair, then everything else :)

8. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I forgot how to not give a fuck. I was very confident and outgoing, but everything changed when I came to The OC.

9. What was the last thing you ate?
I baked chocolate/mint swirl cookies for Bon Don and her mommy, Sra. Fernandez.

10. What are you listening to right now?
Right now… in the background, Bon Don and Sra. Fernandez are watching Six Feet Under [haha! They’re hooked. YES!]. Otherwise, Pink!'s Funhouse.

11. Last movie you watched?
Blonde It’s a Marilyn Monroe biopic. Netflix it if you can. It’s sooo good!

12. What did you dream about last night?
I’ll never tell…

…well, to be honest. I don’t remember dreaming about anything last night.

13. What book are you reading?
As soon as Bon Don returns it, I’ll finish reading A Town Like Paris. Lol Bon Don, don’t trip, I kept your David Sedaris books for ever too.

14. Summer or winter?
Winter, but only in sunny Southern California because it’s not thaaat cold. I love winter wardrobe. The scarves, wool coats, sweaters, etc. Me loves it!

15. Do you have any special talents?
Besides having luxurious hair? I’m bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English. I used to be very artistic, I was nominated into GATE school and attended for a couple of years. Weird ‘cause now I’m an Analyst… I look at data all day.

I Tag:
Baxter @ OMGlosangeles
PapaFreels @ PapaFreels
Gabby @ Gabby She Wrote
Any one of the Mean Girls @ The Mean Girls’ Guide to Glory

Copy, paste, tag.... you know what to do.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Autumn Skies in The OC

Above: view of The Arena @ the Anaheim Convention Center

I couldn't resist! Had to post this shot. I hitched a ride home from work with Bon Don yesterday. We had a date, Bon Don was bringing din-din and I was hosting. The plan was to watch Six Feet Under but we were having so much fun, we never got around to it.

As we headed out of the parking structure...

P.S. our parking structure is sorta awesome, it has views of Disneyland on one side, the Anaheim Convention Center on another side, and a city view on the third. Only half of the top floor (P5) is covered.

...we noticed yet another amazing sunset.

Bon Don: Himbo, you wanna drive up to P5 and take pictures of the sky for our blogs?

Himbo:
Ch-YEAH!

Bon Don's car:
SCAAA... RRREEEAAAACH!

Himbo:
Ouch, betch! My head hit the window!

Bon Don:
Hee hee hee. Wait! Is my window okay?

We got up there just in time to catch a few shots, me on my cell phone camera and Bon Don on her xxx nudy pix taker [mhmm... the girl is freaky deaky, lemme tell you. But you didn't hear that from 'cause I aint one to gossip.]

Btw, everyone who works at The Hotel, all 1,000 employees, know what Bon Don's car looks like. If they see her coming, they run for safety. During lunch, I always hear people talking about how fast she drives through the parking structure. Haters. They just mad 'cause they aint got her mad drivin' skillz.

Here are a few more pix, if you're interested:

________A_________________B________________C________


A: view of Disney's California Adventure from The Hotel's P5.
B: view of The Hotel from P5. Bon Don's car wanted to be in the shot, he wants to be a blogebrity, too.
C: That turtle lookin, dome shaped building is called The Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center.


-Him

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

FAR away friends

Meet my friend Far, she's from La Canada [sans La]. Far is conducting a giveaway. It's pretty cool, check it out.

Work's keepin me busy today... boo work! But tonight I might be goin out for a colleagues birthday, only if I can convince Bon Don, Stripper_D and Reina_B to join me. Hopefully I won't be falling over drunk and I can get some pix to share tomorrow :D

Ciao!
-Him

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunset Boulevard

Sometimes I get little reminders of how good I have it:




I live a couple of blocks from The Hotel so it only takes me about 15 minutes to walk home. In that short period, since we've switched back from daylight savings time, I have the privilege of experiencing sunset, everyday.

The weather has been just right, too. Cool but not cold, and since the latter part of last week we've been experiencing some mild Santa Ana's, carrying with them a sort of magical vibe.

Clock strikes 5, I unbutton my collar, loosen my tie, throw on my coat and turn on my iPod shuffle.

My route home is lined with trees coiled with little lights, on both sides of the boulevard.





Jealous? You should be :P

-Him

My hair is luxurious

Suddenly, I'm inspired to change the name of my blog.

Blog's new nombre: My Hair is Luxurious

Inspiration: The fact that, well, my hair is luxurious.

...Katt Williams might have contributed a little.







Btw, my blog address is the same [FantabulousHimbo.blogspot.com].

Use my comments section to let me know what you think of the new name.
Do you like it?
Not so much [honey... why you don like? It make look pretdee like model o chea lida!]?
Make a different suggestion, altogether.

-Him

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Update: Yes I did!

In a recent post, I mentioned I broke out the champagne when President-elect Obama was announced.

Um, yeah, well, Himbo got fu**ed up! I ended up getting all pedo.

[pedo: Espanol for shitfaced]

The sad part is, I was hungover the next day at work, but I didn't realize it. I just couldn't figure out why I was in such an eff'd up mood.

That's all. Thought you should know. Cheers!

-Him

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My name is Himbo and I approve this message

I know it might be overkill so I think this will be my last post about the election:

As mentioned in my last post, I registered via rockthevote.com, what I didn't mention is that I actually attempted to register via official government website but it didn't work!

P.S. government websites are archaic.

After a quick Google search, I came up on rockthevote and registered in like 5 minutes.


Today, I received this email message from "Heather":

Dear Himbo,

You did it.

Yesterday, more young people voted than have ever voted in American history. 24 million young voters.

You took our country into your own hands-- you got registered, you got your friends registered, and you turned out to the polls on November 4th.

You picked our next president.

I can’t tell you what last night meant to me, to all of us here at Rock the Vote. For 18 years we’ve been telling politicians that if they only took the time and energy to talk to us, to engage us, and to take us seriously, that young people would get involved and vote.

President-Elect Obama did precisely that. He responded to your concerns and questions. He found you on the Internet. He organized on your campuses and in your communities.

And he won because of you. I don’t say any of this because President-Elect Obama is a Democrat, but because he ran a campaign as a democrat, with a small “d.” He ran a campaign that reached out to the young and the traditionally disenfranchised, he organized one-on-one and across the nation, and he talked to and with us about the issues we care about. He ran a campaign based on the democratic premise that our country is run by the people and for the people.

Congratulations to each of you. You made history yesterday. Your hard work, your dedication, and your votes will go down in the books as a momentous event.

And this is just the beginning. Yesterday, we showed them our power. Today, we start work on using that strength to make real change for our country.

I can’t wait.

Heather and the Rock the Vote Team

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes we did!

I feel so good right now, overwhelmed with hope and optimism! The best candidate for President of the United States of America has just been elected into office. To think, just a couple of weeks ago I wasn’t registered to vote. Like many other Latinos, before this landmark election, I hadn’t yet registered to vote. It wasn’t until a couple of days before the deadline, when my friend asked me if I was registered, I answered “Nope, I never got around to it. Barack’s gonna get California anyway”. He wasn’t having any of that - so that night I went online to rockthevote.com and registered just in time.

I wasn’t sure if my registration got to its destination in time because I hadn’t received my voter information card, but yesterday I went straight for my mailbox and there it was, that beautiful yellow card with my name and voting location. I felt so relieved and privileged. Privileged, you see, because, Sunday, Reina_B and TALOM invited me to watch The Secret Life of Bees, I came along not really knowing what the movie was about but hey I’m always up for a movie. There’s a scene where Jennifer Hudson’s character gets beaten for attempting to register to vote. Right then it hit me, reminding me that the right to vote was something that many people fought for, some even died. Had I been alive at that time, I wouldn’t be allowed to vote because of my skin color.

Suddenly, I started paying attention to the campaign even though I pretty much knew I’d be voting for Barack. If I had any doubt before, it was all gone after watching his 30 minute commercial, I was left feeling compelled to get this man in that chair and let him do work.

Today, as I sat alone in my apartment, on the edge of my seat watching CNN, biting my nails and anxiously text messaging the same friend who pushed me to vote, a political analyst started analyzing the voter data. He stated that the two most influential segments to this election were young voters and Latino voters, both heavy with 1st time voters. This shook things up in some states; states that everyone had projected to go to McCain surprised everyone by going to Obama. That correlation is so incredibly vindicating because I’m a young voter, a Latino voter and a 1st time voter. It’s probably the first statistic that I am proud to be associated with,
I’m so thankful for the kick in the ass that got me to vote. But I am even more proud of an America that was smart enough to chose the right person, for no reason other than being the best man for the job. I was left with no choice but to bust out the champagne.

To a better, brighter tomorrow... Cheers!

-Himbo

Check out this article on CNN, about the election!

Presidential Election - Live Coverage

Watch a live broadcast of Barack Obama's speech.

Hello, peasants!

I was prom king for Halloween this year. Not a far cry from my everyday existence. I gots me some hotel rooms keys for laterz!









Ladies and Gentlemen... and peasants, I present His and Her Majesty, Himbo and Indy.

We are so luxurious, it's no wonder we won! Bow down, betches!



Well, now I'm off, like a prom dress. Gonna go vote for change.

-Him

Monday, November 3, 2008

Be a Part of History... Ba-rock the Vote!

Whew... this whole election business is exhausting. I'm going to bed... so drained! But not before asking you to join me tomorrow, in voting for Barack Obama for President of The United States. PLEASE! Thank you!


-Him



Watch this video:

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Matthew 4:17

...Shut the fu*k up!


I love Margaret Cho! Who needs a filter or sugar coating when you can just say what you want, straight up?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Bon Don!

To my most luxurious betch, I fare you a gay birthversary :P ...Take that, Shakespeare!


We got an early start for Bon Don's birthversary, last night a bunch of folks from the hotel went bowling, the food and drinks were hosted by a company that we partner with on groups/conventions. The cool kids stayed behind, after the event was over and took the after party to a club in the same complex as the bowling alley. Everyone was dancing, sept for me, I was busy looking luxurious all night... someone had to. At midnight we took a lemon drop shot to officially ring in Bon Don's birthversary.

Drinks were a'flowin all evening so I don't remember everything, but one thing I do recall was a girl with a cocktail that looked like milk walking through our area, then she tripped on something, it was like
timber... the heifer went DOWN! Her cocktail broke all over the black marble floor, she landed spread eagle, lookin' all disoriented. It seemed as if it took her brain a minute to realize that she ate it because she sat there on the floor (spread eagle) until finally some dude helped her up, I acted like I didn't see it because I wouldn't have been able to stop laughing at her. I waited til she left, then all it took was one look from Bon Don and we were rolling! Dude, I'm still laughing, everyone in the club saw her fall. I'll post pix of from last night as soon as I get them from the people who brought cameras.

The celebration continues today (part deux), we decorated her desk at work, it's all bling'd out luxurious style. We attempted to come in early but she showed up in the middle of our decorating. It's all good, we needed her help anyway. We brought in goodies and had breakfast together and we presented her with her birthversary gift. This crazy braud tries to act like she's all hard and stuff, but she cried, what paninni! We got her the Ed Hardy boots she wanted. We're gonna take her out to lunch in a few minutes, to Corner Bakery for some Shantiful Paninni. After work, tonight, we're gonna meet up for drinks. It's like a worldwide event, it's bigger and longer than Mardi Gras, Hannukah and Lent, combined. That's how we roll... don't hate! Stay tuned for pix...

-Him

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Whew! Let's catch up...

Wow! It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Friday, my boss decided to take our department on an outing, we spent the entire day at Universal Studios, it was exhausting but it turned out to be really fun! There are 4 of us, I have 2 bosses and a counterpart, and I have to admit that I’m glad I got to spend time with them outside of work.

Over the weekend I redid my bathroom, with Bon Don’s help – I love it so much I’d sleep in there if I could.

Today I had to run errands with Stripper_D, and was exhausted again. When I got home I turned the TV on hoping to catch a Spanish music series called Verdad y Fama, as I stripped down out of my suit and into shorts and a tee, I thought I heard women talking about BJ’s, I heard them say penis in Espaňol like 20 times so I walked over to the tv to investigate. They were giving tips on how to give a good BJ, which was enough to keep me from changing the channel. The show is called Kiu and is co-hosted by a sex-pert and a hilarious woman with a lot of experience when it comes to sex, in other words: a doctor and whore. I was strangely attracted to the show because it was so funny (the whore) yet informative (the doctor).

Here's a video grabbed from their website:


Has anyone seen the Cadillac commercial yet? I love it! Check it out:


-Him

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Get email updates of my blog postings!

Hey, kids!

Great news, I am excited to report that I've just added a widget over to the right --> that allows y'all to subscribe via email, which just means you will receive an email every time I post a blog, with the contents of my post. This doesn't mean you can go and get lazy on me now, you still need to click on the link in the email that brings you over to my blog, and you better still post comments. If I start to see a decrease in hits and comments, I'll 86 the email feature... hee hee heeeeeee!

Additionally, I've played around a bit with the layout so check it out! Some things I've added are:

  1. My avatar
  2. My Facebook profile widget and Facebook blog network
  3. Tags
  4. I've added some new friends to the Himbo's Homies section. I'm especially excited to share my most recent homy, Today @ Hilton Anaheim.
  5. I've added a couple of fun new links to the Himbo-licious Links section.
I'm always open to suggestion so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see come up (or come off).

-Him

Monday, October 20, 2008

We Ho-in' in WeHo with Holly[wood] Madison


I had so much fun at AIDS Walk LA! At the opening ceremony, I got to see the three celebs I was hoping for: Rachel Griffiths, Holly Madison and Alan Cumming. After the race, we ran into Holly again, she was standing right outside The Abbey waiting for her limo, which by the way was Hef’s limo. I only point that out because Holly and Hef recently broke up. Holly was really nice and allowed us to take a picture with her. We had lunch across the street at Bossa Nova where we spotted Jackie from Work Out.

I was sorta tired the whole time because I only slept for an hour and half. You see, I took down a pot of coffee all by my lonesome, that’s why they call me Himbo. T’was horrible, my heart was beating so fast I thought I was gonna die. I wore my sunglasses all day to conceal my tired eyes but I ended up with a raccoon tan. Lol!

My employer (a hotel company) sponsored the event, world headquarters is in Beverly Hills which is where our corporate team is based. My office (Anaheim) joined forces with the corporate team and some other local hotels, to make a team for the walk. Anaheim totally represented, we had the biggest turnout, so the executive who spoke at the opening ceremony gave us a shout out and mentioned us specifically. I strongly believe that it was my celebrity status that made the executive single out Anaheim. You’re welcome.



I had planned to close my door and write and post a compelling blog about Sundays event . I arrived at work at 9:50am, and at by 9:51am I was tapping my inner arm asking people for a hit. It ended up being a busy day so I didn't have time to catch up on my blogs or write a Nobel Prize worthy posting.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I am so wired!

Omw! I drank an entire pot of coffee (not exaggerating one bit, although I wish I was) earlier today because I couldn’t snap out of the lazy mood from watching Six feet Under all day, but instead of giving me a jolt, it fu*ken made me fall asleep again. Until I woke up an hour (or two) later, at which time I decided to re-read My Everyday Soap (Opera!) and Who is Mich ?, cut to me hours later and wired off my arse! Now I can’t sleep, and I have to get up early tomorrow morning to walk 10K (AIDS Walk LA). How the heck am I supposed to look all luxurious when I meet my fellow celebrities, with huge bags under my eyes? Como? Dime? No es posiblé? I guess I’ll have to be fantabulous in my big sunglasses.

All of this made me realize something about myself today, boys and girls: I am an addict.

1. Coffee, obviously. But it’s good for you and all of the cool kids do it, so... whatever.
2. Six Feet Under. Thanks Andy, it’s your fault, I’m sending you the bill from rehab.
3. Far’s blog, My Everyday Soap (Opera!)
4. Mich’s blog, Who is Mich?

I might have a slew of new addictions to post about tomorrow. I better ring the Betty Ford now, and have them keep a room open for me. Promises is so yesterday and... you know, The Betty is like the Chanel #5 of rehabs.

I need to get my hands on some tranquilizers.

-Himbo

Friday, October 17, 2008

But I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more...

I'll start with 6 miles this Sunday, for AIDS Walk Los Angeles, it should be really fun! The company I work for is sponsoring AIDS Walk L.A. so me and all of my peeps from work are gonna go to WeHo and represent, betches! If you go, look for me, I'll be the luxurious one with a buncha groupies hanging around me ;) just yell "Himbo!" every time you see someone who looks like they are probably famous.

Aside from the joy I get from spreading luxurious about LA, it's also a great cause, and you know me... I'm quite the humanitarian and philanthropist, I'm not satisfied unless I'm out saving the world... hee hee! Just kidding! The money raised form this walk will benefit organizations like AIDS Project Los Angeles (an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy) and other local AIDS Service Organizations throughout LA County.

If you want to help me show up my colleagues, and make me look even more amazing than I already am (I know what you're thinking, impossible, but no, there's a tiny bit more room for amazingness)... and at the same time do something good for the world, donate whatever amount you want on my donation page. I will be stoked if you donate 5 bucks, but donate whatever you want!

Okay let's be honest, the only reason we're all going is for the chance to run into, errr... walk into the celebrities. Personally I wanna walk and hold hands with these celebs:

Rachel Griffiths, I Love her! She's the badass older sister on my favorite TV show, Brothers & Sisters, and she starred alongside Toni Collette in Muriel's Wedding. Coincidentally, today I am starting Six Feet Under, Rachel plays one of the leading roles.

Alan Cumming, hello... Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, it's like the best movie of all time... We might have to re-enact the dancing routine for our public.

Holly Madison from The Girls Next Door, we're gonna chat about her breakup with Hef. Hopefully she brings Kendra, I love that betch too!

Hopefully, they can get past my groupies and all the peasants trying to get my attention. It's so hard being a celebrity - I don't know why I do it, sometimes! It's cuz I'm a giver.

Click here
for a full list of celebrities slated to attend the walk. You'll notice I'm not on the list, I opted out of being put on the list because I didn't want to cause danger to the public... you know. The last thing I want is to turn this fun event in to the LA Riots all over again, because my fans get all worked up and stuff.

-Him

I've Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Bon Don.

Here are the Rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is UP.

Six random things about me:

1. I have this very bad habit of correcting people, especially when it comes to mispronouncing words. It’s not intentional; it’s just too late by the time I realize that I have done it again. I would never be my own friend.

2. I need to know everything; I am like a sponge and retain lots of useless information. I watch the discovery channel and learn all about the animals, I look shit up on Wikipedia all day long. I listen to smart people… let them do all the talking, its like recon, I won’t speak until I am fully armed with plenty of information. Consequently, I like to know everything about my friends, if I feel like a friend is holding back, it bugs me and I lose sleep over it.

3. I do not pee in urinals. I’m a short guy, but as a young boy I was very short and couldn’t always reach the urinals, not to mention, at home we all use the toilette and I’m a creature of habit. I also remember my parent telling me not to use the urinals, when I was younger. It’s a habit I never lost, and now I can’t find a reason to want my own urine to splash back at me.

4. I can not stand it when people eat like pigs, I will get sick to my stomach and lose my appetite, and become extremely irate by that whole situation. You know those people who were raised on the farm and can’t eat without smacking their lips, the exhibitionists who want everyone to see every piece of food in their mouth, the people who get their dick beaters all over other people’s plates or food.

5. I can not see/watch, hear, or know that someone else is vomiting because it completely grosses me out. I will puke if I see someone else puke.

6. You know those florescent lights; usually found in everyone’s kitchen and most certainly in every office building in the world? Well, I hate ‘em! If there is a non-florescent (warm) lamp or light, use that. Florescent lights are so harsh, they make everyone look ugly, and they make everything look ugly. I will make it my personal mission in life to break every florescent light bulb in existence.

And for good measure, I’m gonna give you a bonus 7th quirk:
7. People who read out loud are idiots, in my book. If you read out loud, you should click here.


I Tag: JennyMack, [Andy], Stripper_D, Narm, Craig, Chris