Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hello there my lovelies,

I feel so lazy today. I was gonna go to the gym today, but I'll just go tommorow. I worked out last night, so I should be okay till tommorow. I did yoga. I feel so much better. I have it again tommorow night. It really helps me stretch for bellydance and strengthens my arms.

I am happy because my holiday party for work is this weekend. I was planning to go with the guy I went with last year, but he cancelled on me. It's a shame because we had so much fun last year. He told me he wouldn't be able to make it. He didn't wanna leave his other party an hour early to go with me. And the thing is, is that he knew about my party way in advance and agreed to go. He wouldn't even make a little effort to make it to my party. So I told him not to worry and that I would find someone else and that I would call him later.

I found someone else, but I didn't call him. I don't even care for his friendship anymore. We've known each other for a year now and aside from last year's holiday party, he's always cancelled on me. (Even when I won front row seats to the SF Giants in the summer.) He called me during Thanksgiving, but I'm not returning his calls. I just don't even want to waste my time on another conversation with him. Even this entry about him is a waste of time.

On a brighter note, I am happy that I have a new job and that I am not out in the cold renting cars like I was last year. I feel sorry for my coworkers. I still work there on Saturdays, but that should be changing soon.

Okay, I am done for now. Ciao ciao.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

My fave quote.

"So I went to the doctor and he told me I was too fat. I looked at him in disbelief and said that I wanted a second opinion. So he looked back at me and said "Okay, you're ugly too."

I love that quote. It makes me laugh.

While we're on the subject, my father gave me a fart machine for my birthday. It has a remote control button. I have some ideas about how I'll put it to use.

Speaking of which, last week while I was shopping I was passing by a very cute guy. I had to fart, and I thought I could keep it silent. Instead, I let it rip and tooted my own horn. I was mortified. And the guy turned all the way around and looked at me. I turned red and kept walking. But a small part of me was proud.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving Update............

Well Hello there my lovelies,

I hope y'all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I spent it in Mendocino with my dad's side of the family. Usually my cousins bring their kids and it's usually really loud. This time it was a small gathering.

I felt really lucky being able to see my grandparents again and I feel blessed that God gave me another opportunity to hug my grandparents. My grandmother made it a point to hug and kiss me and tell me that she loves me very much. I always love it. She always tells me she loves me the way I am. When I was sitting on the couch she came over and grabbed my arm and laid her head on my shoulder. It's hard because I lost my other grandma this year, and I know that my time with my other Grandma is limited.

I got to see my dad again and his cat. I only get to see my dad once a year. We went into town yesterday by the ocean. My dad has a very twisted sense of humor and never fails to make me laugh. I feel better around my dad, because then I know I am not the only twisted one.

I also got to see my two aunties. I got to spend time with them and talk. I love them both very much.

Since my birthday is this week, I had a little birthday party and I got an ice cream cake with whipped cream. Very good stuff. I ate a lot this trip. I didn't overdo it, but I know I am gonna have to really work hard at the gym this week.

I stopped by my mailbox today and I saw a nice stack of bills waiting for me. I also got my guard card. That means that I can start working extra hours as a security guard, which means that I can soon quit Enterprise for good.

Okay, that's enough for now.

Ciao Ciao my lovelies.................

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Advice

Hello there my lovelies,

A few weeks ago I went to my friend's baby shower. And we each had to write down advice to her on a piece of paper. At the end the papers were made into a book so that she can refer to it after the babies (she's having twins) are born.

I don't have children so all I can do it reflect on how I was raised and talk about what worked for me.

My advice to her was to teach her children about a good diet early and not have a lot of junk food in the house. I grew up with almost no junk food in the house. Of course I always bought candy at school and got cake and stuff from school. That's to be expected. But at least when I got home I was eating healthy.

Now that I am on my own and shopping for myself, I buy healthy stuff. It's so ingrained in my brain. I still eat a lot of chocolate. I still buy stuff from the vending machines at work. I still go to Starbucks (LOVE that place). However, when I am lounging around at home with nothing to do, there isn't a pizza or ice cream within my reach. I think a lot of people run into problems by having easy access to junk food in the house.

Another thing that my folks did was forbid sodas and get me active at an early age. They signed me up for martial arts classes when I was five. When I misbehaved, they punished me with pushups or running. I'm not always disciplined about working out, but at least I have that loud voice yelling at me

Adults that were never encouraged to exercise as kids are at a real disadvantage. It is that much harder for them to build up stamina, get used to a work out routine or activity and stick to it. It's much easier for a person if they learned these habits as a kid.

Anyway, I will step off the soapbox....................for now.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I spun around in an office chair

Hello there,

Okay, so this is my second week on the job as a receptionist. I'm pretty comfortable and I feel that I am getting along with everyone in the building.

But today my supervisor tells me that someone anonymously called and complained about me. Did I insult that person's mother ? No. Did I wear skimpy clothing and expose my crack ? No. Was I even chewing gum and making awful smacking noises ? Nope.

My crime was that I was spinning around in an office chair. And no one was even really in the lobby when that happened. I was probably bored out of my fucking mind when I did it. I work in a large builing with a few floors and apparently someone got their panties in a twist when they looked down and saw me spin around for maybe 10 seconds.

What the hell ? Is their life so mundane and boring that my 10 second chair spinning session offended them ? I sit at that post for 8 hours a day. Throw me a bone.

Okay, that felt better. I better think about getting some sleep.

Ciao.

 

Sunday, November 12, 2006

More Bellydance Pics

Hello there,

I forgot to post the pics that the photographer at last week's event took of me. He is so talented. His name is Andrew Casteel. I think he may wanna shoot more photos of us in exchange for free prints.

Enjoy.

 

Monday, November 6, 2006

It's hookah time :)

Hello there my lovelies,

I hope y'all enjoyed your weekend because I sure did. I performed in San Francisco for an event called the Hookahdome. I sure hope to do this again next year. I got to smoke the hookah all night and dance. I also got to see other performances. I had a blast performing. I debuted my new routine there and people loved it. People also loved my sword dance. It's a wonderful feeling when people come up to me and tell me they love my dancing. I am also gonna perform again next month with my troupe.

The event was from 9am till 6am. We got there at 10pm to perform. By 1am it was so packed and crowded. I decided to call it a night and we went home. I had Jack in the Box after and just crashed. I swear, those curly fries were so good ! I slept till 2pm the next day. Lovely.

Anywho, these are really the first pictures I have of me actually performing. I usually take pictures posing, but these came out nicely. My friend did a great job.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Slowly but surely

Hello there all,

So, I quit Enterprise full-time, but I will still work there every Saturday to make a little extra cash ( strictly for a monthly credit card payment) I simply can not stand all this debt any more. I have to start working on the credit cards or I am not going anywhere. I want to travel extensively again some day and I am in no position to if I don't pay this down.

I start my new full time job on Tuesday. I also start volunteering that same week. I am not sure about my volunteering schedule or the specifics just yet, but at least I am starting. I will either be teaching citizenship classes to people that want to become citizens or provide private tutoring to people that want to learn English. So many people that come into this country don't care to take the time to learn about American history or learn English and I think that we should recognize the people that come here and make an effort.

There are a lot of different career paths in immigrations that I am considering and this volunteer position may help me define what I really want.

My health insurance from Enterprise cuts off after tommorow. So I applied for a temporary health plan and they outright denied me because I went to the doctor for an increased heart rate. I told the guy on the phone that I have a healthy heart and that my cardiologist can confirm it, but they don't care.

So I am applying for another plan and I hope I get approved.I'll probably hear back tommorow or Monday. I just want a basic plan that covers me in case I have a serious accident and need to go to the emergency room. Is that too much to ask ?

Anywho, I am gonna go for now. Ciao Ciao.