Thursday, July 31, 2008

Peaches, Roses and Kitties

Hello There My Lovelies,

Okay so next week is my final exam, and summer school will be officially over !! Yay for that !! I will definitely be trying to have some fun. I need a new swimsuit for starters.

I have a peach tree in my back yard. Well, I actually have two of them. The peaches are ripening, but not quite ready yet. I would probably give it a few more weeks. I am so excited about ripe juicy peaches that I don't even have to pay for.

At my internship, I have to park my car in another lot across the street. In that lot are beautiful rose bushes of different colors: Vibrant red, yellow, pink, white, red with yellow tips..... They smell very nice and very strong. I found the perfect red rose and took its picture. It is now the default picture on my camera phone.

A couple of days ago as I was walking to my car, I saw this beautiful cat walking by the rose bushes. A small, petite cat with black and grey strips. Such a pretty kitty. I thought I still had some cat food in my trunk so I looked at her and told her to hold on, which she did. Unfortunately I guess I threw it out.

Anyway, I sat down and the cat walked around me, meowed and rubbed itself on me for a good twenty minutes. She let me pet her too. Very friendly and curious. She walked under my leggs and rubbed her head against my arm. So adorable. I looked like a moron talking to her, but she seemed to enjoy the attention that I lavished on her. Then out of the blue a car drove up and she immediately ran to it and abandoned me :( Oh well, at least it was nice while it lasted. If I were to be a cat, I would want to look like that cat. Very pretty. I wished that I could've adopted her.

Anywho, nothing more to report really. Tommorow is Friday and I have a bunch of errands to do. Who knows if I will actually get out of bed to do them all. I usually get my mail once a week. Next to my mailbox is a coffeeshop. Lately I have been running into this guy with a beautiful German Shepherd named Max. I have run into them like three times. I have had that box for 8 years now and I have never seen them before. They usually like to camp out there for a couple of hours. Beautiful dog. Maybe I will catch them on my mail stop tommorow.

I am expecting some good things in the mail. One of them being the newest release of Law and Order SVU on DVD. Once I get ahold of that I won't be leaving the house until it's all watched. Oh how I treasure those Law and Order marathons.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Interesting Questions..........

Do you know anyone who has a homosexual parent? I DON'T, BUT THEN AGAIN, DO WE REALLY EVER KNOW ?
What's the taste in your mouth? I TASTE NOTHING
Do you dream in color or black and white? COLOR
Do you like feet? WELL, I DON'T HAVE A FOOT FETISH IF THAT IS WHAT YOU MEAN
What is your current myspace song? NOT ON MYSPACE !
What are you doing tonight?  HOMEWORK
Have you ever painted your nails? DUH ! LIKE FRIDAY FOR EXAMPLE !
Have you ever moved? If so, how many times? WAY TOO MANY TIMES TO EVEN REMEMBER
What do you hear right now? PEOPLE WALKING OUT THE DOOR 
Who was your last IM from? MY MOM
Do you find it cute when dogs burp? NEVER HEARD THAT, BUT THAT WOULD BE HILARIOUS
Can you do a backwards london bridge? I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS
What type of music could this world live without? COUNTRY
Would you rather ride in a hot air balloon or bungee jump? HOT AIR BALLOON
Have you ever waxed your eyebrows? YES
Do you think professional sports players are over paid? OH TOTALLY 
What was the last book that you read? MY LEGAL ANALYSIS TEXTBOOK
Are you worried about anyone right now? NOPE
Do you snort when you laugh? WHEN SOMETHING IS REALLY FUNNY
Do you have a job? If so, where do you work? YES, AND I AM NOT TELLING
What smiley do you use the most on the computer? THE REGULAR ONE
What friend haven't you seen in a while that you'd like to see? ASHLEIGH
What movie did you last see in the theater? SEX IN THE CITY
Do you find it romantic when a guy whispers in your ear? TOTALLY ! RAWR !!
Do you know any of your neighbors? OH YEAH
When is the next time you'll kiss someone? WHEN THE MOOD STRIKES ME ;)
When was the last time you were in a car and where did you go? TODAY AND WORK
Name three things around you: PEOPLE, MY PHONE AND KLEENEX 
What color is the shirt you're wearing? BLACK
Who can you go to anytime of the day for anything no matter what? NO ONE, EVERYONE IS SLEEPING AT SOMEPOINT
Do you have netflix? NO, MY ROOMMATE DOES
What movie do you want to go see that's in theatres right now? NOTHING RIGHT NOW 
Anything you are craving right now? BUTTERY TEXAS TOAST 
Are your lips soft? YEAH :)
Is there anyone that you're mad at right now? NEGATIVO
Are any of your pets overweight? HAHA, DON'T HAVE ANY
When was the last time you screamed? DON'T REMEMBER
Where is one place you'd like to visit? AMSTERDAM
Has anyone ever bought you a ring? NO, BUT I INHERITED ONE
How often do you hold back from saying what you are thinking? A LOT
Have you ever kissed someone who's name starts with a T? NO
Who was the last person to make you smile? COWORKER
Do you have an older brother?  NO, YOUNGER
Who was the last girl you talked to? ASHLEIGH
Who have you texted in the last 24 hours? NICK
Who else is in the room with you? MYSELF

Updates

Hello There My Lovelies,

Okay, so the end of the month is a couple of days away and I said that I would make this journal private. I think I may keep it public for an additional week or two. If you want to read my journal and I don't know you, please let me know. I will add everyone that asks. When it is private there will be a screen popping up asking for your screenname and password. If you don't have an AOL screenname and password you can get one for free. Okay, moving along.................

 I got my case briefs back and I got an A-. I would've gotten a couple of more points if I didn't make a couple of careless mistakes. But I was just happy that I got a decent grade and that the hardest assignment is over.

We also watched a film in class called "Separate But Equal". It was about the Brown v. Board of Education case decided by the Supreme Court that made segregation illegal. The film was a little on the boring side, but I still liked it. Thurgood Marshall who was the attorney for the NAACP eventually became an Associate Supreme Court Justice. It was interesting hearing the legal arguments on both sides. The legal arguments of why segregation should not be outlawed and why it actually was of benefit to the black community was certainly interesting to listen to. It's one thing when people are just plain racist because they are ignorant or because they grew up with racist views and nothing else. It's another thing when educated people and people in the government come up with these compicated theories, try and use biology or legal reasoning to accomodate their racist views. I believe that this also happened in Nazi Germany and this was the reason the Holocaust happened.

Today we are taught to tolerate and accept people of other cultures but back then it was the law to discriminate and therefore socially acceptable. If we grew up back then during the era of Jim Crow, how many of us would really be accepting of other cultures ? Would we know the difference ? Would we accept others that don't look like us as equal ? That is a hard question to ask, but can you ask yourself that question and answer it honestly ? I know that if I were living back then, I don't know what kinda of person I would've been, or what I would've done. That is a scary thought alone.

 

 

Thursday, July 24, 2008

So Tired

Hello There My Lovelies,

So yesterday I turned in my case briefs for Legal Analysis. I am so relieved that it is over. I am almost half way done with the course. I should be reading and studying right now, but I just have no energy. I will try and do it sometime this weekend.

What else........ I got a manicure and pedicure today. I haven't had a pedicure for over a year.

I guess I will write some more later when I have more to say.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Little Update

Hello There My Lovelies,

Okay, so I got my hair dyed and cut. And I think it looks nice. I dyed it a brownish red. My stylist totally hooked me up. Total bedroom hair, lol.

I also got my eyebrows waxed. Oh Lord, that is a different story. I have sensitive eyes. She ripped a little layer of skin off right above my eyelids. It stings so bad. Neosporin is my friend right now :(

I am half way done with summer school. I have to write two case briefs. I am having such a difficult time analyzing Supreme Court cases in general. I think part of it is because I am so burned out. I haven't had a real break for almost ten months.

What else ? I talked to my Grandma Ruth today. She'll be 88 in a few days. She just renewed her food handling license. She bakes brownies and cakes for her inn. I hope I will still be working and staying busy when I am her age. I am proud of the women in my family.

 

The Good Ole' Days................. I Bet My Folks Are Reading This

How much was gas when you started driving? I THINK ABOUT TWO BUCKS
Did you ever own a record player?  NEGATIVO, I KNOW MY OLD MAN DID, THOUGH
What year did you graduate high school? 1999
Do you own any Oldies Music? If so, what? NEGATIVO
Where did you go on your first date? I THINK IT WAS GORDON BIERSCH
Do or did you own a pair of roller skates?  I OWNED ROLLER BLADES
Have you ever played skip-it? I DON'T REMEMBER
Do you remember moon shoes? NO
Did you ever do the Macarana dance? HAHA, YEAH WITH KARAEOKE LOL 
What was your first pet's name? JESSIE
Have you ever dyed your hair a weird color? YES, RED 
Did you ever play four square? NO
What about Hopscotch? YES!
Or Dodgeball?  OH TOTALLY
Have you ever won a goldfish at the fair? NEGATIVO 
Where did you meet your best friend? I MET SHIRA IN HIGH SCHOOL
Do you know how to do the Electric Slide? NO
Did you like strawberry or chocolate milk better? CHOCOLATE
What was your favorite food as a kid? PIZZA
What was the 1st video game console you owned? GAMEBOY 
How old were you when you got your first car? 18
What was your 1st job? I WAS A DRIVE THRU BITCH/CASHIER AT JACK IN THE BOX
Have you ever had a fuzzy steering wheel? NEGATIVO 
Have you ever made rice krispy treats? I THINK MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE
How old were you when you got a house key? 16/ MAYBE 15
Ever met Geoffrey the giraffe? NEGATIVO
Did the robots on the chuck-e-cheese stage scare you? NO 
What was the first rollercoaster your rode? I THINK IT WAS AT GREAT AMERICA
What is your favorite arcade game? DIDN'T PLAY ARCADES
Who was your first sleepover with? IT WAS WITH TWO BOYS WHO ALSO HAD THE CHICKEN POX, LOL. I THINK WE WERE BEING QUARANTINED
Have you ever have a really big stuffed animal from the fair? NO !! :(
If so, who won it for you? SEE ABOVE
What is your favorite ride at the fair? THE LIVE PONY !
What's the best fair food? GARLIC CHEESE FRIES
How old were you when you got your piercings / tatoos? I GOT MY EARS PIERCED WHEN I WAS TEN 
What were your high school colors? GREEN AT MSJ, I THINK BLUE AT VALLEY CHRISTIAN 
How long can you make it on a pogo stick? I HAVE NO IDEA 
Did you have a red wagon? I DID !
Did you have a motor powered fisher price car? NEGATIVO 
Did you ride the school bus? YES
What was your favorite toy as a kid? MY LITTLE PONY 
Do you remember the 'My Buddy/Kid Sister' theme song? NO
What do you miss most about your childhood? THAT I HAD A FRESH START AHEAD OF ME, THAT I HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
What friend of yours have you known the longest? How long? I WOULD SAY SHIRA FOR ALMOST TEN YEARS
Have you seen every episode of Full House? NOT EVERY ONE 
Where there any shows you were forbidden to watch as a kid? PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM, AS MY MOM DIDN'T ALLOW US TO WATCH TV
Do you have a limit as to how much tv you could watch per day? ACTUALLY, NO
Were you allowed to have sweets before dinner? NEVER, LOL
Did you parents tell you the walking barefoot, up and down the mountain in the snow to school story? NO, BUT THEY SURE HAD OTHER STORIES TO GUILT ME WITH, LOL !

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's more than just jewelry

Hello There My Lovelies,

I have a lot to write about. On Sunday I had a nice, long breakfast with my mother. I haven't seen her in a while. The first thing she did was give me a very special gift: My grandma's prized jewelry set. A necklace and a matching ring. I think it was Onyx, but I don't remember. I was told that my grandfather saved up to buy it for her. Of all the people it could've been given to my aunt and mom decided to give it to me, which was nice. I am my Oma's first granddaughter. They felt that Oma would've wanted me to have it.

My Oma provided me with a few firsts in my life. Her funeral was my first funeral that I've attended. Her jewelry set was the first real pieces of jewelry that I've ever received. I've recieved jewelry before, but it was all costume jewelry. She has really made an impression on me, even more so now that she is no longer here with us.

Anyway, my grandma and grandpa were lovebirds. They were the loves of each others' lives. My grandpa saved for that jewelry set, and my grandma treasured it and wore it only for special occasions. Now it is in my possession and I want to wear it every day, or at least very often.

My grandpa passed away in 1985 instantly from a heart attack on my Oma's birthday. They were just about to go to dinner. Twenty-one years later (about two months after her birthday) she passed away in the same manner. And I know she wanted it that way. And I think God finally allowed it to happen and let her come home. There was no chance to revive her when she died. It was instant during the middle of the day and she went peacefully. And that is part of why I miss her but don't feel sadness. This was clearly meant to be.

In the 21 years without my grandpa, she never stopped loving him. She did have another boyfriend, who adored her. They adored eachother and were happy. And I liked him a lot. I still do, he is a very kind man. They both lost their first spouses and found happiness with eachother. But there was no denying that my grandpa was her first love. And when she died she was buried right next to him.

Oma always used to ask me about boys or whether I had a man in my life. She would look at me, smile and ask me slowly in German if I had a boyfriend. "Sandra, hast du ein freund ?" She wanted me to experience true love. She told me how happy she was with her boyfriend, and how much she missed my grandpa. She told me that when it happened she would wantto come to my wedding.

I still haven't found true love. But I feel blessed that I have my Oma on my side, wanting me to have what she had all along. And this jewelry set is a constant reminder of that.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Saturday 75

Do you have any pets? NEGATIVO
What color shirt are you wearing? BLACK
Name three things that are physically close to you: PHONE, COMPUTER, MOUSE
What is the last book you read? MY LEGAL ANALYSIS TEXT BOOK
Are you or were you a good student? YES
What's your favorite sport? BELLYDANCE, LOL
Do you enjoy sleeping late? I LOVE IT
What's the weather like right now? SUNNY, CALM
Who tells the best jokes? MY OLD MAN
What was the last thing you dreamed about? I DON'T REMEMBER
Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed? YES
Do you believe in karma? YES
Do you believe in luck? YES
Do you like your eggs scrambled or sunny side up? HARD BOILED
Do you collect anything? If so, what? BELLYDANCE OUTFITS WHEN I HAVE THE MONEY
Are you proud of yourself? YES
Are you reliable? YES
Have you ever given money to a bum? YES, BUT NOT ANYMORE
What's your favorite food ? I LOVE SPANISH FOOD
Have you ever had a secret admirer? IF HE'S SUCH A SECRET, THEN I WOULDN'T KNOW ABOUT HIM
Do you like the smell of gasoline? YES, BUT I DON'T SNIFF IT FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
Do like to draw? NO
What's your favorite invention? IPOD
Is your room messy? NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS IT USED TO BE
What do you like better: oranges or apples? ORANGES
Do you give in easily? WHEN IT INVOLVES DARK CHOCOLATE
Are you a good guesser? SOMETIMES
Can you read other people's expressions? YES, USUALLY
Are you a bully? NO
Do you have a job? YES
What time did you wake up this morning? LATE, AND IT WAS FABULOUS
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? A YOGURT DRINK
When was the last time you showered? THIS MORNING
What do you plan on doing tomorrow? WORKING, VISITING FRIENDS AND FAMILY
What's your favorite day of the week and why? MONDAY BECAUSE ITS LIKE MY SATURDAY, LOL
Do you have any nicknames? SENORITA, SUNSHINE
Have you ever been scuba diving? NEGATIVO
What's your least favorite color? PUKE GREEN, SHIT ORANGE
Is there someone you have been constantly thinking about?  SORTA If yes, who? IT'S A SECRET
Would you ever go skydiving? I WOULD
What toothpaste do you use? AQUAFRESH
Do you enjoy challenges? DEPENDSON WHAT THE CHALLENGE IS
What's the worst injury you have had? WHEN I SNAPPED MY LEFT ARM IN HALF
What's the last movie you saw? FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN. BEAUTIFUL MOVIE
What do you want to know about the future? IF I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN MY CAREER.
What does your last text message say? MY FRIEND SHIRA ASKING ME HOW IM DOING
Who was the last person you spoke over the phone to? HENRY
What's your favorite school subject? MY LEGAL CLASSES
What's your least favorite school subject? I ENJOY MY CLASSES
Would you rather have money or love? LOVE
What is your dream vacation? TRAVELING THE WORLD
What is your favorite animal? I LIKE BIRDIES
Do you miss anyone right now? NOT REALLY, NO
What's the last sporting event you watched? DON'T WATCH SPORTS
Do you need to do laundry? I ALWAYS NEED TO DO LAUNDRY
Do you listen to the radio? YES
Where were you when 9/11 happened? I WAS SLEEPING IN MY DORM ROOM
What do you do when vending machines steal your money? CURSE, SLAM MY BODY INTO IT (I'M SMALL)
Have you ever caught a butterfly? NEGATIVO
What color are your bed sheets? WHITE
What's your ringtone? MATISYAHU'S KING WITHOUT A CROWN
Who wasthe last person to make you laugh? MY DANCE TEACHER
Do you have any obsessions right now? NO, NOT THAT I CAN THINK OF
Do you like things that glow in the dark? YES
What's your favorite fruity scent? WATERMELON
Do you watch cartoons? NO
Have you ever sat on a roof? YES
Have you ever been to a different country? YES
Name three things in the world you dislike: 1.) LYING 2.) BACKSTABBING  3.) MARRIED MEN THAT HIT ON ME 
Name three people in the world you dislike: I AM NOT DIVULGING THAT HERE
Has a rumor even been spread about you ? OH TOTALLY
Do you like sushi? YES, I DO
Do you believe in magic? NO
Do you hold grudges? YES, I CAN

Friday, July 11, 2008

Retro Chic For the Ladies....

Hello Ladies..................

If you are anything like me, you look at movies from the 1930s-1950s and adore the dresses the glamorous actresses are wearing. I remember watching Bette Davis in All About Eve. I love watching the women on the black and white screen with their curled hair and pouty lips, and elegant dresses and hats and gloves............ My Grandma on my dad's side was definitely one of those women. And so was one of my great aunts, as she earned the reputation as a Hollywood Diva or something to that effect. They lived in Long Beach at the time, well the closest to Hollywood that my family got, lol.

When I was looking through pictures of My Oma, I saw her in a picture with her hair curled up and wearing my grandpa's uniform. It was classic. There were also a couple of pictures of her in her 1940s classic bathing suit.

Anyway, I found a website that makes dresses from that era........

http://www.stopstaringclothing.com/

I absolutely adore almost each one of these dresses. The problem is the price but I am sure I would entertain saving up for the black cocktail dress.

For Halloween I want to dress up from the 1940s. In the mean time, I will try and hit up a couple of consignment stores to find actual dresses from that era, maybe at a cheaper price.

Survey Whore Time, lol !

Lets start out with Love:

Is REAL love indescribable? I WOULD SAY IT IS
Have you ever been in Love? HMM, THE CLOSEST I WOULD SAY WAS WHEN I WAS 22 AND IN COLLEGE AND FELL FOR MY GUY FRIEND (BEST FRIEND) AT THE TIME. HE WAS PHYSICALLY UNATTRACTIVE TO ME, BUT BY THE END I ALMOST THOUGHT HE WAS THE ONE AND FOUND HIM HOTT !
What feelings do you get when you know you love someone? I DUNNO REALLY, BUT I GUESS I WOULD JUST KNOW ?? 
Ever get sick to your stomach because you love someone so much? NO, I GOT SICK TO MY STOMACH BECAUSE I WAS OBSESSED WITH THE IDEA OF SOMEONE
Describe in 3-5 words what your description of Love is? LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL
Is love sometimes misunderstood for care? LOVE IS CARE
If you could make someone fall in love with you, who would it be? I WOULDN'T MAKE ANYONE FALL IN LOVE WITH ME, THAT'S NOT BEING IN TOUCH WITH REALITY.
If Love was a potion what ingrediants would it compose of? DARK CHOCOLATE ;)
Do you tend to enjoy the game of getting someone to love you back? OH TOTALLY
What age were you when you had your first kiss? 21
Is love worth dying for? YES
Is love worth losing everything you currently own? HAHA, I DON'T EVEN OWN THAT MUCH SO YEAH !!
Is love always enough in a relationship? YES BECAUSE WITH TRUE LOVE I WOULD THINK YOU ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE EACH OTHER HAPPY AND COMPROMISE, WITHOUT BECOMING SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT.
What item you own do you Love the most? WHy? MY BELLYDANCE SWORD, AND MY OMA'S THINGS I INHERITED
Is the love for your pets same as the love for your family? OF COURSE NOT
A food you LoVe? I AM LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD ! FEED ME SUGARY THINGS !
Someone you love for making life so much easier? MY GRANDMOTHERS

HATE!!!!!!!!!
Would life be better or easier if we were all emotionless? NO
Is black the never ending color of hate? NO, BLACK MAKES ME LOOK SLIMMER, THEREFORE IT EQUATES TO LOVE IN MY BOOK :)
A law you hate? THE LAW WHERE YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SET A BOOBY TRAP IN YOUR OWN HOME TO TRAP ROBBERS. THEY COULD SUE YOU AND WIN.
Someone that makes you sick? HAHA, NOT TELLING
A food you HATE!!? EGGPLANT MAKES ME GAG
Do you sometimes hate the ones you love the most? I DON'T LIKE TO USE HATE IN MY VOCABULARY
The argument you hated having the most!!? DON'T WANT TO DISCUSS IT
Something about life that you hate? I DON'T HATE ANYTHING IN MY LIFE, BUT I COULD USE A LITTLE MORE MONEY, LOL
A movie you hate? HMMMMM.........THERE ARE A BUNCH.... HORROR FLICKS !!
A band you wish would just SHUT UP?  HAHA ! I WISH LEONA LEWIS WOULD BE QUIET. WHO BLEEDS LOVE ANYWAYS ?
A vegetable you hate? EGGPLANT
Something a family member gives you on the holidays that you hate? NOTHING, I WELCOME WHAT MY FAMILY GIVES ME
A word you despise? "BOO BOO" TO DESCRIBE A LOVE INTEREST
Soemthing your bf/gf does that drives you crazy? WHEN I GET ONE, I WILL LET YOU KNOW, LOL
Something a family member does, that drives you crazy? SHOOT, WHERE DO I START ? BEING TOLD THAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND STUFF, THAT I CAN'T COMPREHEND STUFF BECAUSE I AM INEXPERIENCED IN LIFE.......

Special Events in your life!!
The happiest moment of your life? BEING LOVED BY MY GRANDMOTHERS, GETTING MY INTERNSHIP, ADVANCING IN MY DANCE LESSONS, PEOPLE TELLING ME THEY ADMIRE MY DANCE MOVES, IT ALL ADDS UP............
The funniest thing that happened to you with your friends? I HAVE A FEW, BUT I WON'T MENTION THEM HERE.
The nicest thing someone has ever said to you? A WOMAN CLIENT I HELPED THANKED ME PROFUSELY, HUGGED ME, AND LOOKED AT ME AND SAID I AM A BEAUTIFUL PERSON.
A school day that actually went well:: What happened? I GOT MY TEST BACK AND GOT A 97%
The best date youve been on? describe it:: AUGUST 2005, I WENT TO ATT PARK TO SEE BLACK EYED PEAS AND DAVE MATTHEWS. EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT DAY WAS PERFECT.
Your best/funnest birthday? What happened? MY FRIEND TOOK ME OUT TO DINNER AND I HIT MY FART MACHINE IN MY PURSE (SO IT WOULD SOUND MORE MUFFLED AND AUTHENTIC) AND EMBARRASSED THE HELL OUT OF HIM. HE WAS PLEADING WITH ME TO STOP UNTIL I PULLED OUT THE MACHINE.
The best gift someone has ever given you? MY GRANDMA GAVE ME A BEAUTIFUL JACKET, TOLD ME SHE SPOILS ME TOO MUCH, THAT SHE LOVES IT, I DESERVE IT AND GAVE ME ANOTHER BIG HUG.
A time you laughed so hard you peed your pants? what happened? I WAS DOWNTOWN WITH MY FRIEND AND WE WERE POSING FOR PICTURES.
One of the best memories you have of a loved one? MY OMA
Best vacation with family::? TIME I SPENT IN AUSTRIA WITH FAMILY

The Nasty Tards
Do you get migranes? WHEN I DON'T DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Do you get acne? SOMETIMES
Have you ever been trapped in an elevator? YES, IN A 40 YEAR OLD ELEVATOR IN AUSTRIA AND THE LIGHTS WENT OUT
Ever accidently caught something on fire in your home? NOT YET (KNOCKS ON WOOD)
Has apet ever ran away? did you find them? NO
Ran into a see through door? YES, I ACTUALLY HAVE
Slipped on wet floor? YES
Ever found soemthing disgusting in your fast food? NOT YET, BUT I AM WILLING TO BET THAT'S JUST BECAUSE I DIDN'T NOTICE IT WAS THERE, LOL
Have you ever been diagnosed with something horrible? STOP ASKING SUCH HORRIBLE QUESTIONS
Accidently slipped gas in public? DUH !

I Need a Vacation

Hello All,

I am gonna make this short. I really need a vacation to unwind. Right now I don't have any nights off during the week because I am either working or in class.

Speaking of class, interesting material, but I am so not in the mood to sit through three and a half hour lectures.

I actually like learning how to conduct proper legal research. Opening up the California Reporter and actually being able to understand all the symbols is like a little victory for me. I am just not happy about all the writing I am about to do. Briefing cases soooooo does NOT turn me on, lol.

On another note, I am enjoying myself at my internship. I may write more about that later, prolly after my journal goes private.

I can't wait till summer school is out. I will have a month and a half of no studies. I can't wait to go out with my friends.

 

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

When School Gets In the Way

Hello All,

I am back in school as you all know. For the most part I have been pretty focused and like devoting all my attention to my studies. ( I need a higher paying job so I can save up to travel the world)

Last Friday a fine male specimen distracted me for a second, lol. He came in to pick up cameras and well gee ! I was there to help him. Really cute. Asking me all sorts of questions, talking about my studies (maybe he admires my intelligence, lol)

Then I asked him what he was doing for the Fourth of July. He was gonna go motorcycle riding in the hills of the Santa Cruz mountains. Then he asked me what I was gonna do and asked me if I like dancing. As soon as he found out that I don't have any nights off for the next 6 weeks he said he had to go.  :(

I haven't been on a motorcycle ride since I was in Spain. I remember my last couple months there this guy took me for a ride up in the mountains where I had a nice view of the city. Mt. Tibidabo. Plus there was an amusement park and a huge statue of Jesus at the top.

I so could use another motorcycle ride.

Do you remember ?

Hello Again,

Okay I just had to write a judicial history for a couple of cases, one of them the Anna Nicole Smith case. Interesting read. A lot of legal jargon that just spun my head around. She did have good lawyers though. I tell you, I just pulled this assignment out of my ass. I hope the teacher accepts it, lol.

On another note, y'all know I used to work at Enterprise Rent A Car. Some people call it ERAC for short. Sometimes I like to refer to it as ECRAP or EFUCK, lol. Anyway, I was sitting at the front desk of my current job when the customer from hell that I used to serve at ERAC walks in the door. This woman used to make our job a living hell. Once she even tried to charge back all the rentals to our store from her credit card. She had a thing for our boss, and well, he did not reciprocate ( She was definitely NOT a normal male's type). So what did she do ? She took it out on ALL of us. She once wasted a good forty minutes of my time switching out of a car, because she wanted a car with a clicker to unlock the car. (She ended up not switching out) She would also wait for my boss so that he could help her adjust the seats of the car. She used to yell at my female coworkers (probably for the simple fact the they had vaginas, unlike my boss who had a penis, a penis she clearly wanted might I add.)

Anyway, I see her again at my current job today. Of all the people in the world that could've walked through my door to my desk, today was her day ! I can't tell you how bad I wanted to laugh. I thought it was hilarious. She looked at me and decided that she recognized me. And I graciously smiled and said "Why yes, I remember you too."

Anyway, as she was about to leave, she decided to ask me a couple of questions. I smiled and gave her my full attention because I really wanted to know what she had to ask me.  First she asked me when I quit, then she asked me: " Did you guys ever talk about me ?"

DUH ! YA THINK ? Shit, we used to call our male boss and imitate her voice to scare him. LOL, Instead I smiled and said that I didn't hear a thing.

Then she asked me "Are you sure you didn't hear anything about me, about what happened ?" HAHA, YOU MEAN THE TIME THAT YOU TRIED TO CHARGE BACK ALL THE RENTALS FROM YOUR CREDIT CARD, CLAIMING THAT IT WAS FRAUDULENTLY CHARGED ??? OH, OR ABOUT THE TIME YOU KEPT STALKING MY BOSS AT WORK ? OR THE TIMES THAT YOU DEMANDED A NEW CAR WHEN NOTHING WAS REALLY WRONG ?? ORHOW ABOUT THE TIMES THAT YOU TRIED TO SQUEEZE YOUR ASS INTO A TUBE TOP OR A MINI SKIRT FOR MY POOR BOSS?? HAHA OR THE TIME THAT MY BOSS YELLED AT YOU OVER AND OVER TO STOP CALLING ? OR THAT OUR CORPORATE OFFICE PUT YOU ON OUR DO NOT RENT LIST ??

 At this point, I coughed, so I could try and stifle my laugh. I grinned wide and said "What do you mean, did something happen?" Of course she wouldn't elaborate so I just politely told her that I was working out of another branch down the street most of the time, so I wasn't aware of anything that happened.

With that she turned around and left. And I called my old coworker (who is now my friend) who used to work with me to rehash all the details. Oh, it was delicious :)

 

This Journal Going Private

Hello There My Lovelies,

I have just decided to make this journal private definitely by the end of the month, if not sooner. I plan to continue writing as always, it's just going private, that's all. I already have another private journal, but I am way more selective of who reads that one.

If you do not have an AOL screen name, you will need to get one. It doesn't cost anything, it's free.

If you want to keep reading this, please either leave me your screen name or email me at Wallstreetsmart@aol.com and I will gladly add you. I will add everyone who asks to this journal.

Been a lovely four and a half years going public. I may make it public again soon, but I don't know when.

I hope to see you then.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

For the Ladies Only.............

Here is a clip from one of my favorite scenes from Sex And The City................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O_eIU6y6tA

If a man is gonna look like that, he is no longer a human being with feelings anymore and all morals go out the window, lol

There is a little picture of him for those that can't see video clips...........

This guy's name is Gilles Marini and he is French. Now, I am not a huge fan of France or the French language or French food.... But if I met a man like that I would damn well learn the language AND become an expert in French cuisine, lol.

In reality this guy is a family man and lives here in CA with his wife and kids. Really nice guy. I watched some of his interviews as well as looked at his website. Really nice to his fans and actually responds to their questions and is NICE about it. I like the music on his website and his modeling pics. I like how he poses with the ladies.

www.gillesmarini.com

Win, this is for you since your Latin Lover has disappeared off the screen for a while. I will lend you mine, lol.

Sunday Survey

Do you like Hot Pockets? ONLY THE REAL CHEESY ONES
 
What would you do if you won 1,000 bucks? SAVE HALF AND THEN USE THE REST TO HAVE SOME FUN
 
Do you have a job? YES

If so, what is it? I AM A SECURITY MONKEY

What do/did you think of high school?  I AM GLAD IT'S OVER
 
Have you ever engaged in underage drinking? NO
 
Have you driven without a license? NO
 
Do you like soda in a can, bottle, or as a fountain drink? IN A CAN
 
What kind of things do you look for in a relationship? I MAKE SURE HE'S NOT MARRIED, DOESN'T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND, AND THEN THERE MUST BE CHEMISTRY AND TRUST. OH, AND A SENSE OF HUMOR
 
Do you like to be the crusher or the crushee? CRUSHER !
 
What kind of music do you listen to? ALTERNATIVE
 
Would you rather read a book or a magazine? BOOK
 
CD's or digital copies? DIGITAL COPIES
 
How much tv do you watch a day? NONE BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A TV
 
Myspace or facebook?  I AM ON NEITHER
 
Do you ever click on pop-up ads?  ONLY TO TRY AND GET THEM TO
DISAPPEAR
 
Do you pass on chain messages? NEGATIVO
 
Do horror movies actually horrify you? YES, THAT'S WHY I DON'T WATCH THEM
 
What would you do for a Klondike Bar? PAY THE CASHIER
 
Are you stressed? NOT TODAY
 
Are you at home or with friends more often? HOME, BUT I'M NOT EVEN HOME
THAT MUCH 
 
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? LOL, NEVER COUNTED
 
Are you amazed by Post-It notes? I'M NOT THAT EASILY AMUSED
 
Do you think you have a lot of friends? I HAVE QUALITY FRIENDS, SO QUANTITY IS NOT IMPORTANT
 
Are you addicted to anything? SOLITAIRE ON MY IPOD
 
Do you have a REAL phobia? I DON'T THINK SO
 
Have you had braces? NO, BUT I COULD USE THEM
 
What about glasses or contacts? I USED TO WEAR GLASSES BUT I HAD LASIK 2 YEARS AGO
 
What kind of clothes do you wear? CLOTHES THAT COVER CERTAIN BODY PARTS
 
If you had to mold yourself into a stereotype, what would you call it? I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION
 
What is your favorite shoe brand? DIESEL
 
Are you annoyed easily? DEPENDS ON WHAT DAY YOU GET ME
 
Are you younger or older than the majority of your friends? IN THE MIDDLE
 
What religion do you practice? CHRISTIANITY
 
Do you think you're lazy? TODAY I THINK I WAS

What is your favorite instant messenger? YAHOO

Do you still send hand-written letters? YES TO PEOPLE I CARE ABOUT LIKE MY GRANDMA AND GRANDPA
 
Does TV rot your brain? YES, BUT SOMETIMES THE BRAIN COULD USE A LITTLE ROTTING
 
 Is technology overruling person-to-person communication? OH TOTALLY
 
Do you carry any weapons? MY DANCE SWORD
 
Is your room painted or wallpapered? PAINTED
 
If you hear a word you don't know do you look it up in the dictionary? SOMETIMES
 
How many hours of sleep do you get a night? NOT ENOUGH
 
What time is it? HALF PAST A MONKEY'S ASS
 
What time do wish it was? TIME TO TAKE A VACATION
 
When it comes to the opposite sex, what is your "type"? HMM... MY TYPE WOULD LOOK LIKE NICK HEXUM (311 LEAD SINGER) OH ! OR THAT GUY DANTE FROM SEX AND THE CITY
 
Do you have a significant other? NO
 
Have you ever told a girl/boyfriend you loved them but didn't mean it? I DON'T TELL A GUY I LOVE HIM UNLESS I AM DAMN SURE
 
Do you believe in "no sex before marriage?" NO WAY, SERIOUSLY TAKE THE CAR FOR THE TEST DRIVE !!
 
What do you do for fun? PRACTICE DANCE, GO OUT WITH MY FRIENDS
 
Do you like sports? NO
 
Do you spend a lot of time with your family? VERY RARELY
 
What gets on your nerves? PEOPLE THAT ARE SLOW IN FRONT OF YOU, SPEED UP TO DRIVE THROUGH THE YELLOW LIGHT AND LEAVE YOU STUCK AT THE RED LIGHT.

Bellydance

Happy Sunday all............

Today I practiced some of my dance moves. I really haven't fully gotten back into bellydance like I used to, but I am slowly getting there. Today I pulled out my sword and just improvised. Not my big one, but the little one, the first one I ever bought. It has a case and is harder than my larger one to balance on my head. But I did it and improvised a little. It was nice, I had a good time.

I kinda stopped putting my heart into dance last year. I started to let it go. It was a mistake. Last year was a hard year for me and I spent over half of it depressed. I just felt like everything was going wrong that year, and I felt trapped. And because of that I didn't want to dance anymore. Big mistake. But I think that when you stop doing something you love, you realize how important it was to you all along.

I started bellydance in the summer of 2002. Technically I took a couple of lessons at the university in the spring of that year. But I consider that summer the first time I actually decided that I would pour my heart into it. I remember seeing a Persian bellydancer in Germany while I was eating with my aunt at the restaurant. And I got inspired. It has become a part of me since then and helped me stay in shape and build my confidence level. I have also met some cool girls.

My teacher that summer was from Egypt and she taught out of her living room. I ended up buying my first professional costume from her.

Anyway, I was on You Tube and came across this girl that isn't an expert, but she is a real good dancer.

http://www.youtube.com/user/aisayah

I have a hard time finding a dancer to watch that I connect with. Time almost means nothing when you bellydance. Yeah, don't get me wrong, it's important to practice. But to me it's more about the enthusiasm and charisma. If the person doesn't love the dance, or isn't confident about the moves you can see it.

I've seen a lot of dancers perform at the dance fairs, and I've tried out different teachers, and I just don't get most of them. I'm not saying I could do better, but I guess I am a picky watcher.

 This girl on You Tube is wonderful dancer, a natural. I watch a lot of bellydance videos on You Tube only to come up disappointed. Even when I watch some of the performers in Turkey or Lebanon. I also see a lot of videos of young girls trying to bellydance and it just isn't my style. But this girl is. I also love watching my teacher perform. She is awesome and she and I have the same name.

This girl whose video I am posting, is located in Spain. Notice how small her room is. When I lived in Spain, my room was that size too. I never practiced dance in my room there.

I did, however take belly dance lessons in Barcelona. It was a beautiful studio with a nice wooden floor. I even bought a coin belt there. Beautiful lavendar belt with silver coins. It took me a while to take the metro and walk to the studio. The class would last for a couple of hours.

The teacher was nice. My Spanish still wasn't all that, but hey all I had to do was follow ! I remember when she started speaking in Catalan...... I think when she asked me a question I kinda freaked out because I didn't even know how to respond. I appologized and said that I was from the U.S and that I didn't understand. She was nice enough to stop speaking Catalan, which is a rare thing over there. They almost get mad at you for not learning it, lol.

Anyway, enjoy the video clips.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Saturday Ramblings

Hello All,

I hope that you enjoyed your Independence Day. I had to work, but I took a little break to go to the roof and catch some fireworks.

I have an apricot tree in my front yard which produces beautiful, ripe apricots. I picked them yesterday. I had to climb the fence to reach the top of the tree, but it was worth it. The top of the tree always yields the best fruit. It smelled so ripe, almost pungent. I brought some to work and people loved them. They told me that I brought the best apricots. The tree is almost bare, I think I picked it all, lol.

The good news is that I also have a peach tree in my back yard so I think in a month or two I will have some ripe, juicy peaches.

What else.......... today I was out getting my mail at my mailbox (I have a mailing address), and these firemen pulled up and went to get lunch next door. We played a good game of "Hide, Check me out and go seek" lol. I checked them out under my sunglasses, and did my best not to be obvious as I was walking to get my mail. Then as I was inside getting my mail, I see a couple of the guys stick their heads back to check me out, lol. It was fabulous. Haha, the best part was that as I walked a couple of stores down to get a smoothie, I see another fire truck pull up and stop to get lunch.

After my errands I had bellydance. I had a nice time. We worked on stomach rolls and shimmies. It was a lot of work, and I really shouldn't have eaten before the class, but whatever. I felt good after. The nice thing about it is that they also offer yoga lessons in the same studio. I like yoga, so I will probably come back for that too. Yoga has helped me with my bellydance moves and turned me into a better performer. Not only that, but it helps me sleep better at night.

Anyway, I am happy that tomorrow is Sunday. It is still the weekend, so I will probably try to get out of the house again before work and chill out.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Looking for More J Land Pals

Hello There My Lovelies..........

I need help. I currently read only one AOL journal and that is Winivere's journal. I had a few more friends here, but they all stopped writing or gave up AOL altogether. And sadly one passed away due to cancer last year.

I am looking for more journals to add to my sidebar. And more journals to read. If you read my journal and have one of your own, please come out and tell me about your journal. AOL journal or not. No discrimination, lol.

And if you know of someone, please tell me and leave their address.

I will continue to write in here whether I have one or a million readers. I write for me. But that doesn't mean that I couldn't use some company around here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Stealing Win's Survey............

1.  Your First Name and Where do you Live?
My name is Senorita and I live in the Bay Area, California
 
 
2.  Children/Grandchildren?
No and No
 
 
3.  Planning a Summer Vacation? 
No, but I am planning a long travel excursion with my friend, Henry in a year or two.
 
 
4.  Occupation?
Student
 
 
5.  Have you ever had a miracle happen to you? 
If so, tell us about it.
Yes.
My Oma who passed away in 2006 has been showing herself to me in various ways since she died.
 
 
6.  Your favorite TV show.
Law and Order SVU
 
 
7.  If you had one wish that would come true,
what would it be & why?
I have two wishes:
1. To have my fabulous career
2. To find true love
 
8.  Do you have a hobby and if so, tell us about it?
Yes.
Bellydance.
 
 
9.  Do you go to casino & if so,
what is the biggest amount you have won?
I don't believe in casinos
 
10. What is your most prized possession?
My Oma's things that I inherited, my sword for dance and my competition grade ice skates
 
 
11. What is your most memorable vacation?
The time I lived in Barcelona for a whole year
 
 
12. Are you afraid to Fly?
Give me wings first, then we can discuss the flying part
 
13. What is your biggest fear in life?
To be where I am now when I am in my thirties and forties
 
14. What kind of car do u drive
& what kind do u wish u drove?
I drive a 2004 Nissan Sentra. I wish drove a Prius so that I could save on some gas
 
 
15. Will you be voting in Nov. &
are u a decided voter
<u dont have to tell us who>?
I still am not decided on which party I should belong to. And I am still deciding on a candidate.
 
16. Do you do any volunteer work,
if so for what charity?
Up until this year I volunteered for Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto. We helped undocumented people facing abuse get legal status. Very rewarding work.
 
 
17. What is your fav kind of food?
I love Spanish food, Catalan food, Korean food......
 
18. What is your most memorable childhood memory?
The time I lived in Austria when I was 10 with my aunt, uncle and cousins.
 
 
19. What do you enjoy receiving the most on The List?
On the List??
What list?
 
20. Anything else you want to share with us?
I am a total survey whore........
 
21. If you have a pic of yourself,
please insert it here..
Look to the left of my journal and you shall have a glimpse of moi !!
 

Some thoughts

Hello there my lovelies,

Soooooooo......... Yesterday I started summer school. I just got done taking my finals on Friday. Now I am in for another session. I am a little burned out at this point. I know that I will have a lot of reading and writing to do for the next 6 weeks.

Today I got my badge at my internship. I am real happy about that. No more waiting in the lobby until my supervisor gets me. Plus, I actually took a good photo today, lol.

Before I go I am leaving a link to a video that I found to be very inspiring. This guy, Matt is so cool. Basically he traveled all over the world and did his dance in different locations. Eventually people started joining him in the dance. Also, he got Stride Gum to sponsor his travels, which I think is genious. I love the scenery in his video shots.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY

Check it out for yourselves. I almost cried. I would love to dance with him. He already has been to San Francisco. I hope you enjoy it too.