Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Preview

It has been crazy busy at work, and all those days of not doing anything is finally catching up to me. I knew I should've been more productive instead of catching up on the celebrity gossip of Britney and K-Fed, now known as Fed-Ex. I love it! So after working 8 hours straight (unfreakingbelieveable) I am too pooped to blog.

But here are some topics that I will eventually cover when I get some proper sleep and have some time to actually breathe:

  • Hanging out with my old highschool friends over Thanksgiving weekend. Some of those peeps I haven't seen since I graduated and its crazy how some things just never change. And how some people grew up to be pretty darn good looking. I feel a mini-crush developing! Here's a pic of my friend Lisa and I. And you can kinda see my new hair-cut in this pic.
  • My bookreport on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and From Baghdad with Love.
  • My attempts to walk my cat Weasley. I swear I have the best cat ever! He's more dog-like than cat. Such a sweetheart and is finally getting over his cold.
  • How my back is so fucked up and I finally went to see a chiropractor and she agreed with me. Basically the base of my spine is tilting in the wrong direction and my right shoulder is raised higher than my left. I was having massive chronic back pain.
  • The holidays are coming upon us, and I truly am a Scrouge and have never gotten into the holiday spirit, and highly doubt I ever will. actually dread this time of the year.

We'll see if I ever cover these topics.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

What is this?

As promised here are some pictures of my dog Pepper and his fat ass.

OMG, what is that? How in God's name did his ass get that big? It's just not natural! It's like he has two huge Christmas hams just sitting on top of his little chicken legs. Seriously, this is not a dog, more like a mammoth cow that sorta of looks like a dog. I need to get a picture of his profile cause then you'll see how far out his ass sticks out from the rest of his body. Its unreal.

And of course my Mother doesn't think there is anything wrong with him. She blames his huge weight on his slow metabolism and scoffs at the idea that she should cut back on his food. She says that he is already eating diet food and I remind her that he also gets table scraps on top of that. I mean, I think this Thanksgiving, he actually ate the entire turkey since we had so many leftovers. Poor little guy, I'm not really sure how his legs support him, but they do.

My Thanksgiving Dinner

I hope everyone had a really good Thanksgiving and ate a lot of good food. I know I did. This year my family had a low key Thanksgiving. Instead of inviting all of their friends over, we decided to just have it be the three of us. My Mom was too lazy to host a party, and I also asked her not to have a big she-bang cause I too wasn’t up for entertaining people. It was different, kinda quiet, but also nice to just chill out with my parents. We watched a lot of movies and just hung out. Not sure if my Mom will want it to be like this next year, but it was nice for me this year.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy the turkey and the food coma that follows.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bookworm at Heart

I have a serious problem - an addiction really. Its quite bad and I promised myself I would stop doing it. And yet tonight I started to get antsy and I found myself doing it. Even when I’m at work, I find myself thinking about it; I’m even looking it up on-line. And all you perverts out there I am not talking about porn or masturbation, I’m talking about my addiction to buying books! Some women have a shoe habit, some have a purse habit, I have a book habit.

I even tried going to the library to rent books to curb my craving of buying books. And I was able to rent four books from the library. I’m currently reading two of them right now, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and I am Charlotte Simmons, but I just can’t get into them. The Curious Incident of the Dog isn’t too bad, but I read about 70 or so pages of Charlotte Simmons and had to put it down. Something about getting books at the library isn’t as satisfying as buying books.

Maybe it’s the way the library is set up. There aren’t any fancy displays and sometimes the library doesn’t have the newest books. The library doesn’t have any comfy places where you can sit and read or a Starbucks within the store so that you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee while you read. I try to make a list of books I want to read or authors I like so that when I go to the library I can browse for them. But its not the same as being in a store where I can purchase the books and actually get to keep them. And the stores just have so much variety of books, while the library is limited on their selection. Sometimes when I’m at the bookstore, I try and write down author’s names or titles of books so that I will remember to look for them the next time I’m at the library.

The worst part about me buying books is that I rarely pick up the book again to re-read it. I usually end up donating the books to the library after I’m done with it. There are only a handful of books that I can read over and over again. And some books I will keep regardless of whether or not I’ll read them again just because I like them or think that maybe in the future I will read it again.

It’s a vicious cycle and I need to stop. But on a bright note, I just bought From Baghdad with Love by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman and Eragon by Christopher Paolini. The first book is about a Marine in Iraq and he finds a puppy and against all odds decides to keep the puppy and somehow send it back to the US. The second book is written by a home-schooled 15 years old and kinda has the feel of The Lord of the Rings. I can’t wait to start reading them.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Bah Humbug

Yay! Its another survey from my girl Jones. Too bad I’m a Scrouge and I don’t believe it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But here goes anyways.

1) Eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot Chocolate
2) Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit under the tree? I prefer them wrapped, but I don't know how to wrap presents so I usually ask Best Friend Ever to wrap them for me
3) Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colored lights on the tree. We never decorated the house.
4) Do you hang misteltoe? That would require decorating
5) When do you put your decorations up? See above answer. There's a reason I'm not Suzy Homemaker.
6) What is your favorite holiday dish? Mom makes a delicious roast pork with applesauce and potatos
7) Favorite holiday memory as a child? Sitting by the fireplace playing with my new toys (kinda lame, but honestly can't think of anything in particular)
8) When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I actually never believed in Santa. My parents never told me about him. During present time, they just said the presents were from them. The first time I took my picture with him, I was scared shitless cause I had no idea who this man was.
9) Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Nope. The rents make me suffer until the actual day.
10) How do you decorate your Christmas tree? We no longer get a Christmas tree, but when we used to our tree was an assortement of shit - ornaments, colored balls, lights, and sometimes tinsel. No matching for us.
11) Snow! Love it or dread it? Nothing better than a white Christmas
12) Can you ice skate? Barely.
13) Do you remember your favorite gift? Either my Super Nintendo or my 1st bicycle
14) What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? Presents, duh! My politically correct answer is spending time with the family.
15) What is your favorite holiday desert? Lisa's grandma's twisters or Lisa's Mom's crack cookies (almond cookies)
16) What is your favorite holiday tradition? Watching Titantic cause it reminds me of Christmas cause its cold.
17) What tops your tree? It used to be this weird puppet thing that was supposed to be Rudolph.
18) Which do you prefer giving or receiving? The politcally correct answer is giving, but for me its receiving. Except I do love watching the dogs open their presents, and I let Bear help me open mine.
19) What is your favorite Christmas song? "Last Christmas" by George Michael or "The Hula Hoop" song by the Chipmunks
20) Candy canes! Yuck or yum? Eh, whatevs
21) What's number one on your holiday list this year? A new mattress and The Little Mermaid on DVD

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


The other night I was able to watch EuroTrip which stars Michele Tranchtenberg of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame (ah, I miss Buffy, I wish FX would play repeats again). The rest of the actors were no-names, and I don’t believe I have seen them in anything since this movie.

EuroTrip ranks along with Super Troopers as being one of those stupid movies that’s has no real plot or point, and you’re only job is to laugh throughout the movie. This movie follows Michele and the other guys on their adventures through Europe. Some of the shit they get themselves into is pretty funny. I think my favorite part is when that guy (I really don’t remember any of the character’s names and I don’t care to look them up) gets into a fight with a mime-robot. Its classic. Another great scene is when they are in Eastern Europe and the club and are drinking absinthe.

Actually my favorite part is Matt Damon's random cameo in this movie. He’s the lead singer of a band at a graduation party and sings the song “Scotty Doesn’t Know” (oh that’s the main character’s name – Scotty), which is a really catchy song and I find myself humming it all the time. Good times.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Bored Out of My Mind

Blah. I don’t know if it’s this time of the year when everything is dead and its dark outside before I even leave work, but I have been feeling very blah. Everyday it’s the same old thing: get up for work, go to work, perhaps do some work, fuck around on the internet, go home, eat dinner, go to sleep and do it all over again the next day. This monotonous pattern is driving me nuts right now. I’m so bored of it and am longing for some sort of change.

Maybe if I loved my job, I wouldn’t hate going into work every day. And I can’t say that I hate my job because I don’t, but I’m not in love with what I do either. I don’t get excited every day to come into work to analyze contracts and create quotes. And I shouldn’t complain because I get paid well to do what I do. It afforded me to buy my new car and to live on my own without a roommate, and it’s a steady paying job and I have great benefits. So I really shouldn’t whine or complain when there are tons of people out there who don’t have a job.

But I know that this is not what I want to do with the rest of my life. The big question is what do I want to do? What is my passion? What is my calling? And sadly, I have no clue. I know I would like to go back to school to get my Masters, but again, what would I get my Masters in? Because I don’t want to randomly go and get an MBA and then not use it. I want to get my Masters in something that will help advance my career. And that’s the problem right there. I currently have a job, not a career.

So everything is very repetitive and tedious right now. I know that as humans, we tend to like having a schedule and pattern to our every day lives. But my every day life is making me feel trapped and suffocated. And usually when I start to feel like this, I tend to make stupid decisions to try and spice up my life, which always ends up getting me into all sorts of trouble. So I’m trying to resist that terrible bad habit of mine and drone through the days of boredom. Maybe I should embrace the fact that my life has no real drama right now. But the temptation to get into trouble right now is so strong, it’s almost hard to ignore. Le sigh.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

That Kid

I'm experiencing blogger's-block and seriously can't think of any interesting topics to dicuss or whine about. Life has gotten back into a monotonous pattern again, which I sometimes enjoy, but currently I really hate right now. I probably could turn this into a post, but I'm kinda lazy right now.

Instead here are some pictures from my past weekend with Best Friend Ever and Julian. The kid has finally stopped calling me "That Girl" probably cause I stopped calling him "That Kid."

The little bugger is crossing his eyes.

Of course for Aunt BFE he takes a nice picture

What a poser.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Meet the Kids

I realized that after I posted pictures of Weasley, I have never posted pictures of Pepper and Bear. Meet the rest of my family. They are my love bugs! I need to get a hobby, seriously, someone find me a hobby.

Meet Mister Bear (or as my Mom spells it B-A-R-E, and that is when I have to remind her that Bear is named after the animal)

This is Pepper aka Fat Dog. He's pleasantly plump.

Bear's coming in for smooches. He loves to smooch.

Fat Dog loves spending his days on the couch, hence why he's so fat.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Man of My Dreams

I just finished reading The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld. I thought it was going to be one of those light breezy chick-lit reads, but it wasn’t. When I first started to read this book, I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. I guess since I was expecting it to be a chick-lit novel, I was at first disappointed by it and then the more I read it the more I really disliked the book. But I decided to stick with the book and read it to the end.

I still can’t decide if I liked this book or not. The book is about a character named Hannah, and it follows her through critical years of her life - first as a teenager, then in college, and then in her early 20’s. Hannah is very critical of those around her and has a very sour outlook on life. The more and more I read this book; the more I hated Hannah and everything that she represented. I finally realized why I didn’t like Hannah – she reminds me of me.

I’m not as bitter as Hannah is (or at least I hope I don’t come off like that) and I hope that I’m not as critical as she is, but there are parts of her that I could really relate to. Hannah is definitely a Debbie Downer and has such a hard time looking at things from other people’s perspective, which I know I tend to do a lot. I tend to look at the world in my own eyes without really thinking about someone else’s perspective. She is very insecure and questions everything about herself and questions the motives of those around her. During those parts, I wanted to gauge my eyes out because it got really repetitive, but was also very realistic to a person’s train of thought. I know that I have my bouts where I question myself and question those around me, but I felt Hannah was so extreme about it. She can’t accept simple gestures and when people are being nice to her. It got extremely annoying.

So not sure how I would rate this book. It’s definitely not chick-lit though.

Crazy Cat Lady Begins

It is official! I am the proud owner of a cat. I am now Crazy Cat Lady! This past Thursday, I was able to bring home my new dependent, Weasley. I named him after the Weasley Family from Harry Potter, since he’s a redhead. I wanted him to have a name from literature.

I’m not really a cat person. I’ve always grown up with dogs all my life, and generally speaking I don’t really like cats. But ever since I’ve been living by myself I have wanted a pet, and my apartment doesn’t allow us to have dogs, and I really can’t devote the time and energy into taking care of a dog, so I figured the next best thing would be a cat. So I went to my local Humane Society and found the sweetest kitty there.

The minute Weasley sat in my lap, he just started to purr and was so content to be there. So I filled out an application for him and now he’s all mine. He’s such a love bug. Weasley follows me around the apartment like a dog, and loves nothing more than to just sit in my lap and sleep while I’m watching TV or typing on the computer. He also loves to sleep next to me at night and only wakes up once a night.

I love having a pet again. And I feel good about adopting a homeless animal from the shelter. Its just scary to think that I now have a dependent, I can barely take care of myself. So yes, the episodes of Crazy Cat Lady start now. It should be a good ride, and I think Weasley enjoys me, so we’re good to go. And I swear, I'm not going to go back and get like 20 more cats. Not yet anyways.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

50 Questions - if you don't count the missing questions

1) What is your occupation? Maintenance Renewal Analyst (don’t ask me to explain cause I wouldn’t be able to)
2) What color are your socks right now? Not wearing socks, having hot flashes
3) What are you listening to right now? My ipod and the song playing is Ne-yo’s “So Sick”
4) What was the last thing you ate? Burrito bol from Chiptole
5) Can you drive a stick? Yes, I think its very unattractive when a person can’t
6) If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red-Hot Lady
7) Last person you spoke to on the phone. Best Friend Ever
8) Do you like the person who sent this to you? Jones is the bestest
9) How old are you today? 26 ¾
10) Favorite drink. Coke
11) What is your favorite sport to watch? I don’t normally watch sports unless its March Madness
12) Have you ever dyed your hair? On numerous occasions, but I’m done for awhile cause I feel my hair needs a break and I’ve come to love my natural hair color. I’m the only asian girl with black hair!
13) Pets. I have the lovely Bear and Pepper at my parents house and tomorrow I will be the proud owner of a cat, which I will call Weasley. More about him later.
14) Favorite Food. Brownies
15) What was the last movie you watched? The Virgin Suicides, ehhh, not that great
16) Favorite day of the year. That’s easy, duh, my birthday!
17) What do you do to vent anger? I either go driving, yell at someone, smoke a cigarette, and lastly go work out.
18) What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbie and I made my Barbie a lesbian
19) What is your favorite fall or spring? Both. I love when the air is crisp and the leaves start to change color. And I love when it starts to get warmer and all the flowers start to bloom.
20) Hugs or kisses. Again, both. Nothing is better than a huge bear hug followed by a slow deep kiss.
21) Cherry or blueberry. Cherry
22) Current living situation. I live by myself in a two bedroom, but will soon have a new roommate named Weasley.
23) 24) 25) no questions
26) When was the last time you cried? Sunday night after an unpleasant e-mail exchange.
27) What is on the floor of your closet? Which closet? I have many therefore the answer could vary
28) no question
29) What did you do last night? Jack shit. I was in bed before my beloved Nip/Tuck and was actually awake when it came on, but was too lazy to head back out to the living room
30) Favorite smell. Fresh cotton or honeysuckle
31) What inspires you? BFE and all that she has already accomplished.
32) What are you afraid of? Ghosts and my own insecurities
33) Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers. Cheesey beef
34) Favorite Car. My pretty ice blue baby
35) Favorite Dog Breed. Beagles, Weimaraners, and Boston Terriers
36) Number of keys on your key ring. 5
37) How many years at your current job? Umm, 5 months
38) Favorite day of the week. Any day that I don’t have to go to work
39) How many states have you lived in? 2
40) Favorite Holiday. I thought I already answered that question. My b-day and then Thanksgiving
41) Ever driven a motorcycle or heavy machinery? No, but I’ve ridden on the back of a motorcycle
42) Favorite color. Blue
43) Favorite number. 3
44) Favorite vacation spot. Any place that has a beach and is tropical
45) Favorite team. My Maryland Turtles
46) Favorite Actor. Sarah Michelle Gellar
47) Favorite hobby. Reading
48) Beach or mountains. Beach
49) Rather sing or dance. Dance, helps release the tension
50) Last question: glad its over or do you want more? I always want more!