Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Writers Block

I'm really tired but I'm pushing myself to work past the desire sleep.

Really not enjoying this block.


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Monday, October 18, 2010

You're Old

This conversation occurred outside my class:

Me: How old are you?

C: I'm 22.

B: Oh my, you're old!!

Me: Seriously? You think that's old? How old are you?

B: I'll be 22 in two weeks. Don't you know age is nothing but a number?

Yeah, it's real easy for 21and 22 year olds to say age is nothing but a number.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shutting Down

Lately, I've found myself keeping more to myself. Usually I wear my heart on my sleeve, leaving my emotions exposed to the world. Not so much lately. More and more I've started keeping to myself not even letting those closest to me inside. It's like I'm shutting down and I don't know why.


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Monday, September 6, 2010

LA Fair

Driving down the freeway headed home and I can't help but be reflective. It was 2008 and I had just started dating this guy. Actually, we had been together for almost 2 months and had agreed to be boyfriend/girlfriend less than a month earlier. The day before we had gone to The Whiskey to see Wild Child and a mishap kept us from Osc's birthday party. This particular day saw me at It's A Grind with Osc and Kate. We were chatting as they studied and I worked on some writing.

My boyfriend at the time wanted to see Jaguares at the LA County Fair but tickets were sold out and after the money we had spent at The Whiskey, we really could not afford more tickets. Then Celia (Osc's) sister had called him. Osc looked at me funny and was said...

"No, but I know who someone who would want them."

That's how I found myself racing to Pomona that night, down the same freeway I'm currently riding down. I remember I was dressed for church, and so I took off my sweater to dress down my outfit and switched into flip flips.

The show was pretty good. It was the first time I had seen this band in person and I will never forget hearing Te Lo Pido Por Favor with a ferris wheel in the background. Sure we didn't get the chance to enjoy the fair, but the spontaneity more than made up for the lack of time spent on rides.

Today, the both of us have gone to our 3rd LA County fair together. A great deal has changed since we first found ourselves headed back from the fair. Sure we got to spend more time on the fair, and there was no rushing to a show. However, that's all superficial changes. There are changes that are too private to even begin to describe on a blog. Situations have changed, jobs, friends. Even our relationship has changed. What started out as two friends dating, turned into something so special words fail to describe.

Will this result in marriage? God willing, yes. For now we're two individuals dedicated to each other, encouraging each other in endeavors that have been counted as wasteful dreams by those who do not have the strength to chase after their own dreams. Is life perfect? No. It can never be in this world, but why not ascribe to be more than what comes one's way?

Just a jog down memory lane, after the LA County Fair.

Oh, and Pixzel: Mahal Kita.


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

6:53 am at Starbucks

Me: Can I also have a shot of espresso?

Barista: ANOTHER shot??

Me: Yes, another shot.

Next time, I'll just do the double shots of espresso. Forget all this sugar.

....or maybe not. Mmmmmmm toffee latte.


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Here Goes

Back on a college campus for the first time in years and things are different. I'm not the optimistic college student looking for clubs and orgs and friends.

I am something I never thought I would be.

I am a commuter student.

I arrived on campus about an hour and a half early. Figured out parking and found my classroom.

Now I'm sitting here doing my other classwork while drinking a coke.

Note to self: next time bring headphones and iPod.

Oh, and a jacket.

More to come...


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Friday, August 27, 2010

Class Act

Some time ago I found a possible career path that could combine my writing aspirations with my desire to help others. However, I knew that I would need some training. As such, I enrolled in classes through Cal State Long Beach. I was very excited to start my classes, and i am now two weeks into my classes.

It has been some time since I have had to juggle work and school. I have been trying to get a handle on all the areas in which I am involved. Currently, two lessons behind in my studies. Sometimes I just come home from work feeling completely drained. There have been lots of things going on at work. Knowing, that after working overtime I still have to sit at a desk for several hours more....


There really is not much time for me to get it together, because starting Monday I will have to attend a second set of classes at a separate university.

I know.

I'm crazy.

I have not announce on any of my public sites what exactly I am studying and I plan on keeping it that way for now. However, I really want to thank all of you for your support. The good news is that one non-profit has been gracious enough to allow me to try my new skills as a volunteer. This is all exciting, but tiring just the same.

Now just have to squeeze in some time for my writing and recreational reading.


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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Music Makers & Dreamers of Dreams

I was Wonder Woman on the 405 and still got to work early. Did some things for my boss and was the office photographer. Lunch with Shon-Tai and jokes with Jes. Not to mention chatting with Megan on the way home. All followed by some shopping.

Now I'm off to have a late dinner with my love.

New opportunities are presenting themselves and doors are being revealed. So excited that I made the decision to move forward. To try and better myself for not only me, but for everyone I truly care about.

It's definitely not easy. Some say I should be satisfied with a job and a steady paycheck. However, I have always been a big dreamer and I refuse to settle for anything less. It's not easy but then again no one said it would be easy.

To those of you who support me and love me, know the feeling is mutual. The dreamers are misfits in this world. Some call us stupid, selfish, fantasy dwellers. We should never focus on them. They hurt because they do not know what it is to aspire to be so much more than the norm. Those who matter would never judge us for our ambitions, but rather encourage us to take that leap of faith.

This entry is nothing like what I planned it to be, but that's life sometimes. Now I have to change the title.

There are some days where I feel truly blessed. This is one of those days.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flashback circa 2004(?)

Driving to work while blasting Fefe Dobson at the crack of dawn. Drumming the steering wheel and singing out "Well, are you ready to be my everything" and "It's just a stupid little love song" Feeling so good that even the moronic idiots that call themselves drivers cannot break my positivity today.

Take me back to Dominguez and those late might drives with Margi.

I try to savor days like this one.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Currently Reading: Blue Like Jazz

I took a week long break from reading and will be starting back this week. My current read is Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller chosen by Emily. This is book number seven. I promise the precious book reviews will go up soon.

Happy Reading!


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Sunday Morning Thoughts

Woke up this morning to a beautiful blue sky with many thoughts swirling in my head. It really does not help that I was awaken by some idiot's alarm clock. (see Alarming blog post) In any case, most Sundays I wake up with a but of sadness. Sunday is indicative of the weekend's end. Less than 24 hours and I will have to be back to the day job. As I stare out the window and ponder the upcoming work week, my mind begins to drift through various other thoughts (I'm prone to doing that)Dreams from last night with crazy subjects, one in particular has inspired a short story that I have begun to draft in my mind. Arguments and discussions from the day before. I'm wondering about breakfast and trying to figure out which church service I will be attending this morning (I missed the 10 am service)

I'm also thinking about blogging in general. There's an entry I have been wanting to write for some time; a brutally honest, no holds barred entry. However, I do not write entries like that anymore. It has been almost 2 years since I learned I would have to be more guarded about what I write. Too many people would pore over my blog, finding fault with me and using harmless details against me. Such stifling has forced me to internalize my thoughts and as a result my ability to write has suffered.

Maybe I'll throw caution to the wind and write a few revealing entries.

...or maybe not.

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If your alarm is loud enough to wake me up at 5 am on a Sunday morning and you do not live in my building, then it should be loud enough to wake you. If it is loud enough to wake you, then you should shut it off because not all of us need to be awake this early. It is now going on 30 minutes. 30 minutes of an alarm clock.

I am so tired and I have not been sleeping well. At one point I considered yelling out the window, but I figure if the ringing alarm on your nightstand is not enough to wake you, I have no chance and should save my breath.

In short, I am NOT a happy camper.


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Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Did It

Took some time but I did it. Haven't had this look in years but I wanted something different.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Just Thinking

I was sitting here reading and thinking about different aspects of my life. Then I decided to do something I haven't done in years...

Will post pics when I'm finished, if I go through with it.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

BWF Update & A Reading Memory

I finished 1984 yesterday, and have moved on to book 4 in my Books with Friends series. The 1st book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. As I am reading this book, I can't help but remember being young and really discovering my love for reading.

I lived in South Carolina and my mom would bring me and my siblings to her friend's apartment. The place was nice enough, but I hated the fact that there was no tv. My days there were usually spent napping while my mom and her friend cooked crab and other types of seafood. One day when I knew we were going over there, I grabbed this book I had checked out from the library. Since I was reading, my mom agreed to let me sit with my book instead of making me take a nap. It was the best time I ever had there, and that book was the first to instill a sense of sadness when I reached the end. I loved the book but hated that it was over.

The book is called The Witches by Ronald Dahl, and I can't help but wonder if J.K Rowling was inspired by Mr. Dahl's work. I have not met many people who have heard of his book The Witches (although it had been turned into a movie) but many have heard of his books involving a character named Willy Wonka.

Happy Reading!


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Location:Currently Reading: Harry Potter & The Sorcerers Stone

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Life Facts from Daria

Jane: This seems just like high school.

Daria: I have a feeling we will be saying this all our lives.


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Monday, July 26, 2010

Currently Reading: 1984

I'm on book #3 in my Books with Friends series. The suggestions are varied and as much as I'm enjoying each read, I am eager to move on to the next. I have been writing review but I have yet to post them. I will also post the a the actual book list, in the event that others my want to read along.

Happy Reading!


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Arghhhhhh Matey!!

Yes, I know I just did a blog entry about Nimoy but I had no choice. When I went shopping, I found two cute shirts for him. There was one in particular that he really loved:

What did you put on me?

This is kind of cool.

Yeah, I'm a pirate.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Bathroom Stall

While I was in the bathroom at work, I overheard the following conversation. It got a lot of laughs from the women in stalls, myself included.

Lady 1: Hi, how are you today?

Lady 2: Good, just getting use to things. It's my first day here.

Lady 1: Really? Congratulation! What department do you work for?

Lady 2: Human Resources.

Lady 1: What are you doing?

Lady 2: What?

Lady 1: What are you doing?

Lady 2: What am I doing? I was using the bathroom.


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Just Sleeping?

Sometimes when I see my dog like this, I wonder if he's ok. Well, not just ok. I wonder if he's still alive. So, I walk over and tap him or something to see if he responds. He then wakes up and looks at me like "you better be giving me a treat."

This time I just let him sleep.


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Books With Friends (BWF) - Update

I have not forgotten this project! This was a project that was originally scheduled to being in June. However, that wonderful thing called the flu kept me from wanting to do anything aside from lying in bed. Then after I started feeling better, I had to catch up on all the work I missed. So, after sometime I have started this project.

First, off I really want to thank everyone who has contributed to this project. The response was incredible by means of book selections. Seeing this lengthy list has excited me. Yes, I know I am such a nerd.

Secondly, I have begun reading from this list! I decided to go in order of the best way to get the selected reading. As such, I am currently reading The Private Memoirs and Confessions of A Justified Sinner by James Hogg. This book was selected by my sister. My next planned reading is Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton as chosen by my bestie Amanda.

I will be posting links to my reviews so check my blog for an update soon. My list contains all genres of reading. I truly hope others enjoy my reviews as much as I enjoy writing them.

Happy Reading!


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Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Sun

This morning looked to be a good day.

I woke up early to get to work, stopped for a quick breakfast and as I walked outside, I noticed it started to rain.

This put a smile on my face as I love the rain. Rainy day are so calming for me. I think it's because I love the water. When it pours, I feel relaxed and at peace. Once I got to work, I heard the grumbling of my coworkers.

"Why is it raining?"

"This isn't California weather!"

"It's summer time. Where's the sun?"

By the time I heard to lunch, the skies had cleared and the sun was ablaze.

...and it was hot!

Then I heard my coworkers again:

"It's so hot!"

"Why is the a/c so low?"

"I'm glad we're inside."

I really don't understand you native Californians.


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Friday, July 9, 2010

Girl in Curls

I know this may seem really vain, but I've trying to find my best side. I think this writer is just procrastinating.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

End of the Night

The good news is that LA Galaxy won 3-1.

The bad news is I am now sitting in traffic.

I had written a long blog entry about my feelings about this game but for some reason the blog entry did not post. I will have to post some other time when not waiting for cars to move.

Here's a video clip of the firework show after the game. Enjoy!

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Location:Parking Lot Traffic

LA Galaxy

Ruben thought that it would be a good idea to bring me to my first soccer game this Independence Day. That's why I am now sitting in the Home Depot Center watching LA Galaxy warm up. Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle suppose to be returning tonight from South Africa.

Now I need some kettle corn or nachos and I will be set.

Happy Independence Day!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Android Karenina

Another one!

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Some time ago, I had seen a movie for sale at WalMart. The synopsis on the box sounded so interesting that i seriously considered buying the movie till my frugal side kicked in and I put the DVD down. However, I was so hooked I decided to look up a spoiler online and find out what happened. Months later and I found the movie in a local redbox. $1 for a movie sounded alot better than the $7 price on the sticker at WalMart.

Having read the spoiler; I knew the point to the story and was intent on following till the end. What I didn't count on was how important it was that I had rear a spoiler. The plot limped along to the big reveal at the end that felt very anticlimatic as the last Arcangel of light battled the remaing Arc of the fallen.

Had I not read the spoiler I would have had much trouble following this movie to the end. The big reveal was my main motivation for following this shadowy symbolism of good versus evils in a world of dispair. Yet, the reveal was not as exciting as I had imagined. The intent of this movie was great philosophically speaking but there was alot lacking in the execution.

In short, I'm very glad I Redboxed this film. Otherwise, I would have been out $7 along with the 2 hours of my life I lost.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Pin Pricks

I use to love sewing until I no longer had time to work on things like quilts. There was something calming about working on a project and watching it take shape before my eyes. However, there was a downside to sewing. That was pin pricks.

Some people used thimbles whenever they did needlework. This would keep one from accidently hitting their thumb when they were sewing. I was never one for thimbles outside of a game of Monopoly. As such, it would not be unusual for me to get a little careless and before I knew it, I would be stabbed by a needle or a pin.

A prick from a needle is really small. Usually, no blood will fall from a pin prick. But that doesn't take away from the actual pain in the moment. For the most part, the most painful thing about a pin prick is the initally shock of the unexpected. Unless, someone is not to bright and actually sets out to feel the pain of being pole by a needle, there is usually an element of surprise with regards to the little stab. Once that shock is gone the pain subsides...usually.

Those who sew on a regular basis will develop callouses that will act as biological thimbles. I never sewed enough to develop callouses and I never wanted them.

Somethings in life are like pin pricks. They're not really big deals but they hurt in the moment. Go through enough pain and you can develop callouses that will harden you to the pain. However, callouses can harden you to no only pain but keep you from enjoying love.

So, in dealing with pin pricks. Know that although the pain may be a little more than an annoyance, this will subside in a moment.


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Thai Iced Tea


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Whose the President?

I overheard this little exchange at dinner.

Girl: Why is everybody mad at Bush?

*Blank Stares*

Guy: Bush?

Girl: Oh, I mean Obama....

Yes, Obama is the President. I mean someone could take the time to tell her why people were mad at Bush, but I believe they were into the last 5 minutes of their 15 minute break.


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Location:Cha For Tea

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Just when I thought I was getting better, my nose kept itching. Then came the runny nose, now the cough. I hate summer colds and this one is not letting go.


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Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Doggie

Nimoy has grown use to his home.

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USA vs England

Our first World Cup game together!


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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Withered Dreams & Peppermint Seams

It's been one of those days from the begining.

One of those horrible days that you think can only get better as the day progresses only for you to find, yes, this day actually can get worse. From a sickness that refuses to let go to accidently calling my boss to parking in the far reaches of another building's parking lot, this day has left alot to be desired.

What makes today even worse is the fact that I'm already dealing with so many other things. What may seem like a little insignificant thing to one, for me looks like a mountain.

And I have to admit that I am getting tired.

Sometimes I just wish people understand me. Maybe not all people, but some people. Or atleast one person or two. Who will look me in the eye and say "I get you. It will be ok. "

Instead, I'm the one who has to make the effort. Always has to make the effort. Always has to makes ammends. Always has to bite my tongue.

I can't be like this forever.

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Location:My Car, USA

Not Quite 100%

I really thought I would get to work early today, but apparently I'm still kind of sick :(

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Location:On My Way to Work


Dinner time and I did not want any type of fast food. That really limits your choices when it's almost 10 on a Wednesday night. Originally we thought of doing Islands but we found they closed at 10 so we settled for Fridays.

Fridays has this 3 course for $20 special that we always wanted to try, but we usually got swept away by the lobster tails (obviously not included in the discounted special) but today didn't feel like a lobster day. We made our selections and just as the waiter walked away, he returned with another waitress. Apparently, Kevin (our waiter) was about to take his 30 minute break and this waitress was going to cover for him. After introductions were made, Kevin and the waitress move to the next table for another round of introductions.

That was the last time I saw that waitress.

Until she came by to apologize 30 minutes later that she had gotten confused about what tables she had to cover even though she did remember being intoduced to us. I then asked for some refills. She responded with "Kevin, is back from break but I'll go ahead and ring that up."

When Kevin came by the table I asked for our refills again and forbour dessert. Atleast the dessert was yummy.

Then came time for the check. I took the bill and drew a line through the tip. Along with a note that explained why I tipped the way I did.


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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

An App For Blogging

So, I found an app for blogging. This is a test of that app.

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Blogger App

One of my biggest gripes is something that I find very hard to
believe. To this day, I have yet to find an adequate blogging app. Now
maybe I'm looking in the wong place but the last time I did a search
of Apple's App store, I did not find an app that will allow me to push
through a blog entry to Blogger. The Google app does not even have a
link to Blogger.

It may seem like such a minor thing to be annoyed with, especially
when I'm already blogging from my email. However, whenever I blog from
my phone, the formating ends up weird. At this time I attempting to
use HTML coding. I'm just hoping my entry doesn't end up with a bunch
of brackets.

The curse of technology.

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***there were brackets everywhere. I had to login and fix it. I need a blogger app.***

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Iron Man 2

This movie looks to have lots of explosions and other action sequences. Plus it's based on a comic book charachter. I definitely want to see it. Especially, in IMAX. ~~

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Catching Up

Kills Flu Virus
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Today, I forced myself to buckle down and get alot done. As the stacks of paper began to vanish from my desk and cabinet, I began to notice that underneath it all, I really did have a desk. This revelation made me so excited that I began to clean.

There was a time, long ago, where I worked for this little company. Some people may have heard of it as it's called AT&T. I worked on the website by uploading different ads. All employees were split into two shift: day shift and night shift. We also shared desks. It was here that I became really OCD about dusting and Lysol wipes on my desk. You never knew what type of work habits your seatmate may have.

Today, as I scrubbed down my desk, I remembered AT&T. Not fondly, I mean at least here I have my own desk :)


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 3

Today was the third day of my evening workouts. It is the second day that I used the workout ball. When I used the ball yesterday I felt fine. It was not until this afternoon that my abs started feeling sore. When I tried to do some situps tonight on the ball, I felt like someone was trying to tear out my abs. A part of me considered taking a break or doing some other exercise. However, I ended up pushing myself and doing it. I even push myself to do a final, slow set of 20.

Right now my abs are sore but I feel good.

To the tiny, polka dot bikini...


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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Friends in-deed

I'm so thankful that I have friends who in their own zany,crazy ways
can make me feel upbeat. Thank God for all of you because the haters
keep bringing such negativity and I do not need that in my life.


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Nook & Blog

Ahhhh my nook!

I have to admit that I really like my eReader. There are no excuses as to why I am not in the middle of reading anything. Just as I purchase another book from B&N I am searching for a new one. This increase in reading has resulted in a decrease in blogging. However, I am trying to get back on the ball. For starters I have finally updated my book review blog. That blog can be read here:

Many of my entries seem a teensie bit shorter than usual., However, I think this is a direct result of the number of entries. Right now I am finishing 2 more books so reviews for those should follow soon.

I'm off to bed!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Day After...Academy Awards

Today is Monday, and like most normal working people, I seriously despise Mondays. Just when one has settled into the non-working rhythm of the weekend BAM!

Here comes Monday...

In short I'm not at my very best on Monday. There's work that's waiting thanks to all those workaholics who worked over the weekend and all those early risers on the East coast who flooded my inbox before I came into the office. Then to add to all this begins the questions...

"Did you watch the Academy Awards?"

No, I did not watch the Academy Awards. Now before you start to wonder if I'm a freak of nature or something to that effect, hear me out.

I like watching movies, but only certain movies. For some reason, I do not have the attention span to sit through most movies. Fast movement, explosions, monsters that may jump out and demons that combat the armies of God, that gets me through a movie. Even then, there are instances when I find myself checking my watch. Musical numbers help, as do bright colors, anything in 3D and re-makes. If the characters are a blast from the past (See Star Trek, and yes I will be watching The A-Team) that helps keep my interest as well.

So no I have not seen The Hurt Locker (I heard there are explosions but I grew up a military kid and war movies just do not do it for me) or Crazy Heart but I did see Transformers 2 which I understand did not win anything at the awards show. Am I surprised? Not really. I did see Avatar (see above regarding explosions and bright colors AND 3D) however, I have read that the only awards it received was for it's explosions, bright colors and the like so I'm not completely off here.

As such I did not watch the show and I do not have any pressing thoughts about the winners. Thats not to say that anyone who did watch it and loved it are wrong. Just do not be upset with me when I cannot compare notes about who wore what and who said what to whom the day after.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Writers Read

Just finished Such A Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster. Review to be posted
to See[Phoebe] Jane Read once I get the chance.

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Internet Cruising

I could do my taxes right now and get them out of the way.

Or I could watch "coming soon" movie trailers.



I really need to find a stress reducer. When this crazy jeep cut me
off I threw something at him.

As I was driving.

On the freeway.

Sure it was a napkin but still...

Crazy drivers are not good for my blood pressure.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Adventures in Wash

Washing Machine
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Yesterday was one of those laundry days. I HATE doing laundry. I rather be cleaning the bathroom then doing laundry. There was this time when I was about 4 years old where I showed my mom that I knew how to fold laundry. Big mistake! The next thing I knew, I was in a room full of clean laundry with the instruction to fold everything and she will put it away when I was finished.

Since that day, laundry has been the chore that I despised.

I had two hampers full of clothes (one more full than the other) and I only loaded one into the car because it was pretty late and I wasn't sure what time the Laundromat would close. The last thing that I wanted to do was drag 2 hampers out to my car only to find out that I would not be able to do anything with them. After that there is no way I was going to drag them up to my apt and drag them back down on another day so that meant laundry would be sitting in my car. Dirty laundry at that...

Turns out the Laundromat was still open and so I was doing the laundry I had brought. Is it psycho that I sprayed my basket with Lysol spray afterwards? I don't think so. I think it's kind of dirty to put just washed laundry back into the same laundry receptacle (whether it be a hamper, basket or bag) that was carrying the dirty laundry. Its kind of like washing dishes with dirty water... or something to that effect.
In any case, I sprayed my hamper with Lysol AFTER wiping it with water and detergent. I also sprayed the laundry cart, the one I planned on using to transport my clean laundry from the washer to the dryer. It was after this that the fun began.

I went to check on my whites and saw that the machine had broken during the final spin. As such, my laundry was sitting in water. I stood there wringing everything out , the best that I can. Then the two bottles of water I drank started to catch up to me. Almost every Laundromat has a bathroom but I have never used one before. The more I kept wringing water from my clothes, the greater my urge to go. Finally, I grabbed my phone and money and raced to the bathroom.

I then entered the most disgusting bathroom that I have ever seen. Or rather, the smelliest. It was disgusting. The toilet was sandwiched in the corner of this dingy looking unlit room. If you were not careful you would touch the sides of the wall. Urine covered the toilet and the smell was unbearable. But I did what I could because I had to go that badly. As I crouched over the bowl, I tried very hard to keep my elbows in for fear of touching the grimy walls. Once Done I couldn't even flush, I ran from the room and took a big breath of air outside.

AND I had to pay a quarter to get into that nasty, closet with a toilet in the corner!

I finished wringing out my clothes and loaded the whites into the dryer, taking into account the fact that the clothes were previously sopping wet, I added more time to the dryer.

Then I sprayed the counter that I was going to fold laundry on with Lysol.

It's garden fresh or some type of scent, but earlier I saw this little kid climbing on the counters, then on the washers. These were the huge triple load washers and his mother was just chatting away on the phone. I had to turn away because I couldn't bare to be a witness when he fell. Once I saw him falling, I would have ran to try to catch him and his mother would have looked at me like I was going to steal her child.

In any case...

I sprayed the counter with Lysol.

I checked the dryer with my first load of clothes and it was almost done but the clothes were not dry. Right after my check, the owner of the Laundromat came out and I told him the washer broke. The dryer cycle came to an end and as I was about to put in more quarters, the owner stopped me and added more time to the dryer to make up for the broken washer.

After all my clothes were dried, I folded them and left. By then it was almost 10.

Is it any wonder why I hate doing laundry?


Flicker..How I Missed You

Originally uploaded by mrbosslady
It has been some time since I have been able to blog properly. After leaving MM I spent so much time getting into the swing of my new job and planning a departmental retreat in Scottsbluff, AZ. Once the retreat was over I settled into learning my job without a big looming event on the horizon.

After getting situated into the job, I started doing things like focusing more attention on my ever changing relationship (Changing may be a bad word. Growing? Developing?) and reflections. So many thoughts about where I'm going in life and what I'm wanting to do.

Now I'm at a point where if I don't start writing again, I will lose my mind so here I am, on Flickr, keyboard clacking.

I chose this picture of the astronomers' statute in front of Griffith Part for 2 reasons...

1) Because mrbosslady has been posting a picture a day and I kept telling myself I would take a look

2) I finally went to the Griffith Observatory last month. Yes, I've lived in LA County for 8 years now ( really ?? 8 years??) and I had never visited the Griffith Observatory until recently.

So, without further adieu (is that right adieu? like there hasn't been enough ado. I think it's ado.)

Here come my blog entries for 2010.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Raining in "Sunny Southern California"

It's kind of surprising when you read the news and everyone is talking about "Frankenstorms" in southern California.

Newsflash: If you think the rains that we've seen this last week is bad, please don't say anything to those living on the east coast.

Contrary to most of my coworkers disposition, I love the rain. It's so calming. When I had a christmas gift exchange this year and I got a sound machine, I was so excited that it had a rain sound and waterfall. However, it's not like I'm going to need it anytime soon. We have a sound machine "au naturale"


Monday, January 25, 2010

Email Test

Now testing my email blogging capability.

Sent from my iPhone

Testing SMS blog entries.