Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Yesterday was my first official Tuesday off and I've got to tell you, Tuesday's got nothing on Wednesday. I didn't realize how much I liked Wednesdays until now. It just fits perfectly in the middle of the week, feels right to stay in on Wednesday, Tuesday seemed weird.
Maybe I just have to get used to it.
I hope so because I don't want to keep feeling like this.
P.S. Tuesday, I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings, it's nothing personal, it's just the Wednesday and I had a thing going on. Thanks for understanding.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sometimes having lunch alone is a treat for me. No need for small talk, can do other things while I eat (like post), and can just enjoy my food with no one around to bug me. I kinda' like it!
The past two nights I've gotten extremely sleepy at around 10pm and fallen asleep by 10:30pm. Then when I wake up at 7am I am so tired. All of yesterday I kept yawning and even took a drowsy 2 minute sleeper while visiting my cousins.
Why is it that when I sleep what I should be sleeping (medically speaking) I am so tired but when I sleep way too little...I'm fine?
All I want to do right now is crawl back in to bed.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
I love my family and just felt the impulse to write about them.
Here are some of my favorite family traits:
Mom- She knows how to love me just the way I need to be loved (sometimes with a hug, sometimes with a slap-not literally).
Dad- He has a funny way of showing he cares...but when he does he really does.
Sister- She knows me so well and just has a way of making me feel like she understands me-she's also one of the rare people that I can laugh with when absolutely no words are spoken.
Brother-in-law- He is honest, even when it's hard, you can count on him saying the truth.
Niece- She loves to be loved...and I love to love her.
Nephew J- His tiny little words just melt my heart.
Nephew D- Once he sees me he smiles, once I see him I love him even more.
I love my family and hope they feel the same way about me. They better.
Maybe nobody else understands them but we do...so we chose to love them in spite of what anyone else might say or think.
I have those things...so here they are:
#1 Watching 2 episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" before I go to bed.
#2 Eating Cup Noodles with my fingers.
#3 Giving my self pedicures and manicures.
#4 Reading People and US Weekly.
#5 Watching reality TV.
#6 Staying in bed too long.
#7 Coming home after work to an empty house, with no one to bug me.
#8 Holding both the DVD and TV remotes, a bag of Hot Cheetos, drinking a Coke while watching a good movie all while on my comfy couch.
#9 Watching TV on DVD.
#10 Browsing through the $1 section at Target.
#11 Posting on my blog.
Just writing these out makes me long to experience them :)
What are yours?
BTW, Evelyn is one of my most favorite people in the whole world!
Note to reader: Look at the top corners of the picture; she's got nothing on my astro blasting abilities.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Last week was Valentine's Day (or Singles' Awareness Day). I posted 10 perks that made it good to be single. Today I am taking my single hat off and posting the top 10 perks about being a part of a couple. So here it goes:
#1 You can count on getting something good when a holiday or birthday rolls around.
#2 You have access to unlimited hugs and kisses (unless you date Bibi who needs her space :)).
#3 You get the "I miss you" long distance phone call when the other half of the couple is out of town.
#4 You don't have to do a date search for special ocassions or family functions.
#5 You have someone who is literally "on call" to have fun with you.
#6 When they "get" you.
#7 When they do the things they know you love.
#8 You can have a combo-name like: Chookie, GuBi, Jessger, etc.
#9 You get to have those inside jokes nobody else gets (note to the reader: just don't laugh at those jokes in front of other people, because then you just look dumb).
#10 You can count on that person to love you even when you aren't deserving of that love.
So loving someone isn't all that bad :)
I never thought a show could actually get better and better.
Only question is: What will I do with my nights now?
I'll take any suggestions.
P.S. Thank you Bibi...this couldn't have been possible without you. :)
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Last night I had a lovely dinner at one of your restaurants for VD with a couple of my best friends. I truly enjoyed the food and company. I just had a couple of thoughts to share with you regarding my dining experience.
- The woman across the room from us had an exaggerated hacking cough that seemed to last at least 30 minutes. You might consider offering complimentary surgical masks on the way in to the restaurant, I'm sure I caught something from that lady.
- The separators between booths are a bit too tall for my taste. I had to lean all the way over in my seat just to get a good look at the cute baby sitting at the next booth (Howard almost pushed me over).
- Your dinner portions are so heavy. After finishing my absolutely delicious chicken and mushrooms entree I felt full and hearty. Little did I know I'd be stuck in my bathroom for the better part of the night getting rid of about one quarter of my meal. BTW I was "sitting" the whole time...if you get the hint.
Thank you for the great food and customer service you offer. I hope to visit again soon!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I thought about it and being single has its' perks..here are a couple:
#1 You don't have to "check" with anyone before you make plans.
#2 You can go on a vacation and not have to make expensive long distance calls back home to let "someone" know that you are thinking of them.
#3 You don't have to feel guilty for having fun apart from that one person.
#4 You save tons of money on special occasions (birthdays, Valentine's day, Christmas, etc.)
#5 You spare yourself the trouble of figuring out who's family you will visit for the holidays.
#6 You have unlimited girls' nights out throughout the year.
#7 You can watch as much "Grey's" without anyone telling you what a waste of time it is.
#8 You don't have to shave your legs as often.
#9 You don't have to buy as much "nice" clothes because you don't need to go out on "nice" dates.
#10 You get to be a little more selfish than you get to when there's someone else to consider.
Gotta' say...being single is not that bad!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
I want to spend more time with you this week.
I know that this must not count as an actual prayer because this change is more up to me than you, just thought you'd want to hear it from me.
Please help me achieve this.
I Love You,
BTW: Thanks for answering all my other prayers.
Friday, February 9, 2007
I saw this guy's video on MTV a couple weeks back. I can't even remember the name of the song, but what I can't seem to get out of my head is his high pitched yet alluring voice.
He's a JT (Justin Timberlake) look-alike with a similar range in vocals. When I first saw the video I had to do a double take 'cause I thought it was Justin...but it wasn't.
What's weird about it is that his voice has this perfect combination of annoyance and sultriness that just draws you in. It's kind of scary...every time the video comes on, I want to change the channel...but I can't...he just sucks me in.
I thought he would annoy me if I ever heard him speak (with a name like Robin?)...you know...like be a arrogant pop star...but he wasn't at all-I saw him perform on TRL last week. As he talked to Vanessa he proved to be a charming and humble artist. Check him out if you want.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Now although Capeside is a dramatic and sometimes traumatic place to live if you really look at it...it's such a beautiful location. Streams of running water, the local eatery (which Joey's sister happens to own), the outdoor porches, the list goes on and on. It's a place to raise kids in.
What I really love about it is that it's simple enough to still hold some of natures original beauty but still modern enough to let you have a little 21st century fun.
One of the cutest things about it is that only a few years back did it still have a old school theater (if you're a real Dawson's fan you'll remember what I'm talking about). The theater where Dawson and Joey had their first date, where Jen and Dawson almost kissed, where Jen's Grams had a date too, the one they renovated. The Rialto.
Don't worry...I know this is a fictional place.
I just love the feel of a small, simple town. Although I'm a city girl I think Capeside embodies where I would want to live.
Move over Dawson...there's a new girl coming up the creek (and I don't mean Joey).
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
I can name a couple of them right off the top of my head:
1. I Kissed Dating Goodbye
2. El Escudero de Dios
3. A Walk To Remember
These three books were borrowed by some of my friends yet have still not been returned to their rightful owner, me.
I lent them out a while ago (one of them, I lent two years ago) but have not gotten them back.
A note to said borrowers: If I were a library you'd owe me a lot of money. Please return these books to me as they are near and dear to my heart. Books I actually completed.
Monday, February 5, 2007
1. to make aware of possible harm; caution. 2. to advise; counsel. 3. to give notice in advance. 4. to notify (a person) to go or stay away. 5. to give warning.
All of these definitions tell me that a warning is given before the actual event occurs...right?
Last week someone told me that we would warn a person about the possible negative results of their actions after the actions took place. Am I crazy for thinking that these instructions are crazy?
Why do we wait for people to make a mistake before we instruct them?
Friday, February 2, 2007
A--Accountability Partner: Bibi Bracy
B--Book I Finished in a Day: Nicholas Sparks' "A Walk to Remember"
C--Cookie: Oatmeal Raisin
D--Dumb, Made-up Word: Tangedy
E--Eighth Grade Memory: Lunch at the Quad
F--Fashion Store: D'Arte Connection
G--Girly Activity: Pedicures
H--Hello: the one crossing the street in Spain
I--Ignorant Comment: "That's just the way I think"
J--Joyful moment: laughing so hard your stomach hurts and you can't breathe
K--Kids: Lillian, Jeremy and Baby Don
M--Meal at Disney: Hooke's Point (Janette's Birthday 06)
N--New Show I'm Watching: Grey's Anatomy
O--Old Song: Salt N' Pepa's "Push It"
P--Pee: the one in your dreams
Q--Question People Ask: When are you getting married?
R--Rest and Relaxation Spot: My bed
S--Sex and the City Episode: The one where Carrie gets shoe-shamed
T--Television Show: I Love Lucy
U--Ultimate Blogger: Me
V--Vicks Cough Drop Flavor: Cherry
W--Worship Song: How Great is Our God
X--X-ray: the one where Meredith figured out why the woman was having seizures
Y--Yell: Willy saying "Yeah!"
Z--Zoo Animal: Giraffe
I tag Bibi and German to fill in their ABC's. But you can't copy my categories..make up your own.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Last Tuesday I got to Angie's house early and so did two of my small group girls (Nancy and Evelyn).
As we were waiting for the rest of the group to show up we began to chat about myspace and how annoyed we were with it.
I brought up my blog and how much more meaningful I find it to be. I found it hard to explain what it was so I decided to borrow Angie's laptop and show them.
I think I've convereted them. My blog influence or blog-fluence (as I like to call it) led them to desire a blog of their own. I hope that this conversion manifests itself in deed and not only in word.
I have at least 10 books on my shelf that I started but have not finished.
I want to finish reading them this year.
Does this only happen to me?
I haven't taken a walk anywhere in my neighborhood since I moved there (almost 2 years ago).
I live in California which means I drive a car...EVERYWHERE. Even to the Mc Donald's that's literally one block away from my house!
My car broke down a week and a half ago and I've been bumming rides off friends and family, but still I had no need to walk anywhere.
Wednesday is my day off and since I've had no car, the last two Wednesdays have been spent with me, myself and I, alone in my house...all day.
I got hungry and decided to take a walk to Mc Donald's to pick up some lunch.
I have to first say that it was a beautiful day. It had just rained the day before which meant clear skies and crisp air. As I ventured down the street I realized that I had NEVER walked down my block.
Side Note: I grew up at the last house I lived at which means that I did walk around my old neighborhood...A LOT! I lived there through my childhood and teen car-less years so I was FORCED to walk.
But yesterday I realized how much I've been missing out on.
There's just something about the sounds, smells and sights of your neighborhood. Things that you can't capture from the inside of a moving car. Things that I have not experienced in a long time.
As I hopped and skipped over the remaining puddles from the previous day's rain, crossed the street and smiled at the woman behind the counter at MY Mc Donald's I truly enjoyed my time in my neighborhood.
How many of us run through life at OUR own pace and don't really think about how much we are alienating around us?
My walk yesterday has inspired me to (when I "grow up") move into a neighborhood worth taking a walk in. It has also inspired me to marry someone who will walk alongside me (literally and figuratively) as we take in the sights and sounds of our lives. I want to experience my life...not just drive through it.
And to quote Nicholas Sparks, "it was a walk to remember in every way."