Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I spent yesterday evening with a couple of them.
It used to be that we spent every waking moment together, saw each other all week long, made plans at a moment's notice...
now we've all grown up and have so much going on.
As we were talking and laughing during dinner last night I thought of how much more I value them now...now that we don't get to always be together.
Just the thought of it...
I get to have these girls in my life that get me, love me, accept me...when we are together it's like nothing else. I am me and they are them and we love each other just the same. I don't think I can have as much fun with anyone else, like when I am with them.
This morning I got a message from one of them...
a call from the other...
I really love them.
High school events, camps, kids ministry things, family gatherings, overnighters, luxury camping, beach trips, Mexico City, the theater, conferences...
I seriously don't know how I'm going to get through this summer...
there's so much to do (fun stuff) and I want to do it all...just don't know how I'm going to fit it all in.
If I were still in second grade, this is when I would be excited...I'd have SO many stories to tell my class about all the fun stuff I got to do over the summer.
Monday, April 28, 2008
so is the AC in my office.
It's been over 90 degrees for the past three days...
is this some kind of sad joke?
Worse part is going to the back offices and hearing one of the girls say, "Oh, I'm so cold!" -regarding the AC.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I love being a girl...don't get me wrong...I just don't consider myself girly.
I like getting dirty, sitting on the floor, proving someone wrong when they say that something is too heavy for me to pick up, burping, laughing really hard...
I also like wearing dresses, high heels, perfume, doing my hair, talking about boys...
The other day though...I crossed over.
I went into CVS and came out with nail polish and eye shadow.
Before that night I had never purchased two pieces of make-up (I know nail polish doesn't qualify as make-up, but follow me) at once...
maybe it's time for a change.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I was finally pushed over the edge and convinced to take classes with Jazmin while at Fuse on Friday night.
I sat next to a couple of girls who were there for the first time. We chatted and they seemed fun...they even laughed at all my lame jokes (really a perfect first meeting).
We all sang a bunch of songs and right before we went into "Came to My Rescue" I whispered to the girl next me, "Oh, I love this song!"....she smiled and said, "You have a really nice voice".
All my friends make fun of my singing...but a total stranger saw the potential...
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Rand errands in Orange County
Met up with Allison for lunch at Wahoo's and fun conversation.
Spent time with Liz and Faith at Cheesecake Factory and shopping at Brea Mall.
Had dinner with 20 people until midnight.
Spent the better part of the day by myself.
Had dinner with Janette and her family.
Did homework with Janette and had banana splits.
Spent morning at church.
Afternoon watching Forrest Gump, America's Next Top Model and THS.
Evening with Damaris and some Mc Donald's.
It's been a fun weekend!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
And so I fell in love with David Cook:
Monday, April 14, 2008
I've listened to her songs while in the car with them and they gave me copies of some of her CDs. The other day I paid attention to the lyrics of "Rockstar":
Sometimes I walk a little faster
In the school hallway
Just to get next to you
Some days I spend a little extra
Time in the morning
Just to impress you
Sometimes I wish when the phone rings
That it would be you
Sayin' let's hang out
Then you confess
That there's something special between us
Why don't we find out
Miley sang this as a 14 year old...I'm 24 and still do these things...
wow...some things never change!
Friday, April 11, 2008
I do too.
I just don't want to face 90 degree heat.
But the worse part isn't the 90 degrees, it's the "feels like" factor.
If the weather report says it will be 90 I'm guessing it will really be 100...yikes!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Disneyland has always been one of my favorite places to visit.
I love feeling like a kid again, remembering times I went there with my parents, riding the same attractions over and over again. But one of the main reasons I enjoy going so much is Disney's true dedication to high quality customer service.
This service was brought to a whole new level yesterday.
As we pulled into the parking structure we stopped at the booth to pay our regular $11. Manny, the cast member at the booth, greeted us and the following is how our conversation went:
Manny: "How are you ladies doing today?"
Us: "Good, how are you?"
Manny: "Good! This car looks a little suspicious..."
Us: Puzzled looks on our faces.
Manny: "Are you sure you don't have any boys in the trunk?"
Us: Light laughter "No."
Manny: "How about any boys in the hood?"
Us: Loud laughter.
Me: "Now that's a good joke" more loud laughter, handed him a twenty.
Manny: "I'm sorry, but I can't take counterfeit money today, I'm gonna' make you my VIP guests. Take these tickets and park right next to the trams."
Best customer service...ever.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
it would be to sing well.
Not because I'd love to one day be a performer, record an album, lead worship at the church, be musically talented...
just so that when I sing aloud...in my car...by myself...I'll like what I hear.
That is all.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
my character has been challenged to grow, change, be more like Jesus.
It has not been easy...
I thought I was flexible, willing to grow, open...but I've found it's been really hard for me.
I'd like to become a really great version of me...
I'm just looking to have God show me what that looks like.
Monday, April 7, 2008
The first one took place last night...Mercy and Tony!
I was a greeter at the church and reception and we had so much fun.
And yes, I cried four times.
Note: I find that after each wedding I go to I think about the bride and groom for at least one week after the actual wedding day. I wonder what their life will be like, think about how much they love each other, hope the best for them. I was told that was weird, but I still do it.
Friday, April 4, 2008
While sitting at the bar, Meredith leans over and puts her arm around Cristina. Cristina (obviously bothered by the affection) says, "you realize this constitutes hugging?", Meredith's response, "shut up, I'm your person."
I have tons of friends whom I love and love me back. But after some thinking (and a talk with a good friend) about it I came to the conclusion that my person is Howard.
I can't explain why...he just is.
We had a falling out a couple of weeks ago, but made up.
Funny part is, every time our friends asked us about the disagreement we had, they refused to believe we were in the midst of an argument.
I especially loved Janette's reaction..."No, but he's your person!"
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
My boss looked at me and simply said, "Promise me you'll never change. That you'll always be fun and happy. That you won't ever be too old to laugh the way you do. Stay the way you are."
I felt really great when he said that.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I don't usually listen to morning radio.
I live so close to the church that I have maximum 12 minutes to listen in before I drive into the church parking lot.
But, since starting my cardio kickboxing class, I drive up to East LA for a good 25 minutes which leaves an ample amount of time for me to listen to a good chunk of Ryan Seacrest on KIIS.
While driving up this morning I noticed that Ellen, Ryan's on air partner, was missing. In her place was a woman who sounded younger, smaller and brunette (Ellen is a blonde). Nothing against brunettes...I'm a brunette, she just sounded brunette. But what bothered me most was her incredibly high pitched voice. Yikes!
I cringed everytime she spoke.
It was that bad.