Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chillin' Like a Villain

Hello There My Lovelies,

I can't tell you how happy I am that school is out for me. The school quarter starts up again next week, and thank GOD I don't have to fight traffic deal with the bookstore or do any homework anymore.

I just hope that I don't get a letter in the mail stating that I need more units to graduate. I don't think that should happen, but you never know. I can't wait to get the certificate in the mail.

I am still waiting on my last grade for Advanced Civil Lit. I should know by Thurs. I am going to sell my textbook, and I think I should get a good amount back for it.

I started contacting legal placement agencies to look for a job. Two of the ladies from different companies that I've been keeping in contact with left their companies and now I have to develop new relationships with people that probably care less. Another company is in the middle of moving and won't even have time to consider my resume. Not to mention that the economy sucks. It's gonna be a long and bumpy ride. But whatever, as long as I have a job I am not desperate.

I remember talking to people at the legal placement agencies a couple of years ago when I first started my paralegal studies. I had such bad luck. A couple of people were kind and interviewed me, but ultimately I was told to contact them when I got my certificate.

Now I have my certificate and a little bit of experience. I hope that I will get a legal job by the end of this year. It would all be so much easier if people just straight up told you that they aren't interested. What gets me is when no one calls me at all. It makes me wonder if people even see my resume.

On another note, I got a manicure today. My hands feel so much better for it, and there is no rough skin around my nails right now. My hands are smooth and soft, and nails are filed and painted. I would like to have long acrylic nails for a little while. However, it's expensive, and on top of that, it's so bad for my nails underneath. So I will just stick to keeping it au natural.

Anywho, nothing more to really report.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday is not Monday

Hello All,

So today is Sunday, and everything seems to be calm in my neck of the woods. No rush hour traffic. People in my neighborhood are chilling. Kids playing in one yard, a garage sale in another.

I slept in as usual and watched Tough Love. I was also looking forward to watching my favorite manwhore Brett Michaels, but instead there was some other lame reality show that I wasn't interested in. I am sure I will catch Brett Michaels subjecting his whores, I mean women, to more demeaning tasks soon. It's a train wreck that I can't seem to look away from. On the previews it shows him taking all three out to dinner, and during dinner the women aren't talking. They're upset about something and aren't talking. Instead of really trying to make them feel better, he threatens to send them all home if they don't change their attitude. Haha, he really has no concept of making a relationship work. I hope his ass gets dumped after the show. His first contestant did it, and I hope it happens again.

On Tough Love, I am happy that some of the women are starting to find love matches. It's nice to see them work through their issues and find love. A couple of the women, I straight up feel sorry for. Arian is one of them. She acts like a total whore, and it's sad to watch her, because all I really see is pain and a broken heart. I can't wait for next week.

Other than watching TV, I got a chance to practice some of my dance moves. It was fun. I danced with the sword for about an hour. It was a nice workout.

Anywho, I don't really have much else to write about for now. Time to work on my typing skills and looking for a legal job.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

So Lazy

Hello There My Lovelies,

Ever since school got out, I have been feeling very lazy. I have been sleeping in until noon, and just watching TV. I haven't slept this much in a while, since I have had a very busy schedule while I was in school, especially after I learned I had to move. Now I feel like I can take it easy for a little while.

Now that spring is here, the ducks are back on school campus. It's been nice to see them wading around the water fountain. Sometimes they look at me because they think I may have food. I love watching ducks. Here at work, I've been seeing them wading in the swimming pool around the apartment complex.

I also love bird watching. Sometimes I get to see hummingbirds. They are beautiful. Some of them have beautiful shiny red patches on the breast. They look so fragile and beautiful. Once in a while, while walking I see a dead hummingbird. It's real sad when you see a beautiful bird lying on the concrete, lifeless.

This morning I cleaned my room, and am planning on giving away a lot of stuff to Good Will. I feel like I have a lot of clutter that I just don't want around anymore. I am giving away a lot of the nice clothes that I've kept, but haven't worn much. Things that I've held onto for sentimental reasons, but never wear. Things that were given to my by people that I no longer keep in contact with.

I also spent a majority of the morning watching Law and Order SVU on television all morning. I love that show.

Tomorrow I will be watching Rock of Love with my favorite manwhore Brett Michaels, followed by Tough Love. I always look forward to that. So very entertaining.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Today I've Decided................

That I am not going to date for the rest of the year.

I know, some of you may laugh, and some may think "yeah, right", I've decided that I am just going to make the rest of this year about me. I've got plenty to do to keep myself occupied anyway, I need to get my career going for starters, and after that happens, I would love to get my own place and make it my own. I've been renting rooms since I left the nest.

I've done a lot of soul searching since I turned 28 and I've realized a lot of things about myself. For starters, I've finally realized most of the mistakes I've been making when it comes to the male population.

Here are some reasons I am going to hold off on dating for a while....

1.) Right now, I am not ready to be in a serious relationship. That doesn't mean that I want to be with a man casually. It's just that I've got a lot on, and that I am just starting to create the life that I want, and I want to change the person I am and my outlook on life.

2.) I date men, expecting them to hurt me or get one thing out of me. I subconsciously think that men that I date aren't honest with me or just want a piece of me. I don't think you would see this from me on a date. If you were on a date with me, I would be smiling, telling jokes, polite as can be. I wouldn't talk about my past or try to bring up yours. But how I act and how I feel are different.

But I feel the way that I do because I have been deceived before and it came from my childhood first. I used to be so naive, and men have walked all over me. I feel that if I am not catching bullshit and stopping it, then I must be getting lied to. It's almost like I get satisfaction out of catching a man in a lie or calling him on his bs. This is such a dangerous way to think. No wonder I've been attracting the wrong types of men. I've been expecting it. What I expect, I get. It's dysfunctional.

I know that I have to change this line of thinking. Dr. Phil, Oprah, Tyra, and Steve Ward from Tough Love would love to lecture me about this until I am blue in the face. But it is such a hard thing to break free from. It is something I constantly struggle with. It is much easier said than done.

3.) I haven't set high standards for myself. I think that many women don't set higher standards for themselves. And I am not talking about the impossible list of "He must be 6ft tall and gorgeous, straight teeth, handsome, rich, single, love me even though I am 300 lbs, and love children and animals." I am not talking about "standards" like that.

I am talking about knowing exactly what I want from a man. And until recently, I haven't had a plan. I finally figured out that what I want from a man is a relationship where he is comitted. I think it is really important as a female to know exactly what you are looking for, what you want, and what you won't tolerate. Then when you go out and date, find a man that matches those qualities, and don't settle until you get it.

Here is my list of my most important things in a man that I will start looking for:

1.) He does what he says he is going to do and keeps his word.
2.) He has short term and long term goals in life.
3.) He takes his time in getting to know me and doesn't always shower me with compliments, he saves those for later down the road.
4.) He is financially responsible (I've worked very hard to do the same)
5.) He is health conscious
6.) He is a provider. He doesn't have to be rich, and he doesn't have to shower me with presents. On the other hand, he is generous with what he has. He won't let me go cold and offers me his coat. If I am hungry he will make sure I am fed.
7.) He has the same level of education I do or higher, he is intellectual and believes in the importance of education.
8.) Most importantly, he lets everyone know we're together. He introduces me to his family and friends. He's not afraid to introduce me as his other half to the world.

When I've dated, it's been "whatever happens, happens, and I don't want to bring it up and pressure him". I've been dating without a plan. I am sure that if I went out in the dating world knowing that I want a relationship and I make it clear that I am relationship material, then I would draw in a man like that, because there are men out there that want a relationship. But part of the reason that hasn't happened is because I am scared and not ready to be in a relationship that could possibly end up in marriage.

Plus, as a woman, I feel that we've given too much of ourselves without asking for anything in return and then wonder why he doesn't stick around. We've been reconditioned to chase after men and ask them out, give up sex faster, have his children without a marriage license and the benefits of marriage, pay for his meals instead of letting him pick up the tab for the date. We as women do this because if we don't do it, he'll get it from some other woman. And he usually does because there is always another woman that will give it to him. And I am not mad at men at all for doing this, because they can, and women have allowed this. But I truly believe that quality men respect women that lay down the boundaries early on. If you want a relationship, make it known early on. He may bolt, but that frees up your time to look for a man that is into you and is willing to put in the effort to get to know you. And you will find a man like that.

I read somewhere that as women, we are programmed to pay attention to any man that looks at us twice. If we're getting attention from him, better take and it be greatful for it. We're also taught to give every man a chance because "he may be THE ONE". Men don't give every woman a chance, their choices tend to be visually based, at least at first. Women should be more discriminating in the dating scene, and when I say discriminating, I don't mean racist.

Anyway, I have just spilled my guts today. I have a lot more I could write but I will save that for later.

The Beginning.............

Aloha to you all my lovelies,

So yesterday I took my last final in Advanced Civil Lit. After that final, I learned that my grade for Bankruptcy Law was recently posted so I raced over to the computer in the library to have a looksie.

It turns out that I got a B-. Now it's no A, but it's not a failing grade. I busted my hide for that class, so I think it is a decent grade. The girl next to me in that class that is super smart and law school minded got a B, so I can't really complain I was sad because until this quarter I got all As. And to see my 4.0 GPA get tainted was a little disheartening.

I also didn't do so hot in my Civil Lit final and I don't think I will be getting an A either. This quarter was definitely a struggle.

But you know what ? I am done with the program and should be receiving my paralegal certificate soon. Besides, no law firm really cares about your GPA for your paralegal certificate. The only GPA they really care about is your undergrad degree.

So I will start hitting up firms for work. In this economy it could take a while. I learned that many firms folded, but that it isn't a sector that is really suffering like the financial sector is. So we shall see what happens.

But I don't regret taking Bankruptcy Law. I know I could've taken the easier route. But I was interested in that subject and I learned a lot. I learned that even though I didn't like the teaching method used, that I enjoyed going to bankruptcy court, and I think that I would enjoy working in the field. Also before I joined the class, I had the same views about bankruptcy as the rest of the public. But I learned that those views are usually misguided.

So now I will be continuing to work at my paid job while I intern for free for more experience. I will also be interviewing with firms. I expect it to take anywhere from 3 months to a year in this economy.

Let the beginning of my career begin...........

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This is it...........

Hello There My Lovelies,

So today I will be taking my last final, which is in Advanced Civil Lit. I just want it to be over. I took two classes this quarter and luckily I took the harder final first, which as you all know was in Bankruptcy Law. Man, did that class suck the life force out of me.

The funny thing is that the teacher told us to e-mail her for our grade, but then added it with "but, don't expect me to answer right away because I will be going in for surgery and I don't know when I can answer." Thanks, very helpful. I definitely won't even bother. Luckily the new quarter will start in two weeks and by then the grades should be posted. I will be happy if I passed the class. I am just thrilled I don't have to do any bullshit projects from her anymore. If you are going to throw monkey wrenches at me, at least be my employer and pay me a salary and benefits.

Now that classes are over, I will be going back to my internship at Public Defender's Office. I had to take a break to get through classes and move out of my old place. I am looking forward to getting back to the daily grind over there. I've been off for about a month and hope that my position is still there and that there is plenty of work to do.

Well, that's all for now.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sick of Octomom.............

Hello Again My Lovelies :)

I am so tired of seeing Octomom on television. I can't believe that this shit is even newsworthy. That is what's wrong with this country. I am sure if we all ignored her, she would just go away. Every time I log in on the computer there is some news. Same with the TV, please just make this broad go away !!!! To me she is an insult to women. It's one thing to have a bunch of babies if you can take care of them. That is wonderful. But having a procedure to have more babies when you can barely support the others is outrageous. Especially since she expected the taxpayer to pick up the tab.

People bust their asses to provide their children basic food and clothes without pulling some stupid stunt of having some procedure to have even more children without having the proper means to support them. People that bust their asses and make an honest living are left to struggle, and don't get the assistance they need because attention whores like Octomom get all the attention. And in America, she gets it. I wonder if people in other countries are laughing at us. Of course they are.

What gets my panties in a wad even more, is that people are willing to contribute and help pay for baby clothes or fund a house for her. I may be in the minority, but I believe that she should have had her children taken away, because what she did was clearly stupid, and she wasn't able to provide for the children she had before she got pregnant. She should've been forced to raise those kids by herself or with her family like the rest of the world. Instead we award this chick and she gets a publicist, and free expert care. Glad the publicist left. I am glad that people got so riled up that the publicist quit. I am not for violence and death threats aren't the way to go. But I am glad people complained and the publicist left.

Then she actually fired the expert care because she felt like they were spying on her. I just wanted to tell her to shut up and take the free help, because it's no longer about her, it's now about the babies she clearly is incapable of raising alone. Besides, she got herself into this mess, put on your big girl pants and deal with it. What a dumb bitch.

Okay, so I know by writing this, I am keeping her in the spot light, but fuck it. I've kept quiet for months, and clearly this country can't get enough of this trainwreck so she isn't going anywhere for a while.

I feel better for venting.

Me Encanta

Hello There My Lovelies,

In the past if you were to ask me if I could be with any male celebrity in Hollywood, I really wouldn't have given you a solid answer. I've had temporary crushes on rock stars or actors, but no one that really lights my fire.

Until recently. If you were to create the perfect man looks wise, it would definitely be
Eduardo Verastegui. I can't upload a picture right now, but I will soon. I've paid attention to him since he entered the Hollywood scene in the music video with Jennifer Lopez, "Ain't it Funny". He also was featured in Chasing Papi, as the sizzling Latin Lover. And until recently other than lusting after him, I haven't really thought about him much.

But he has become my role model. I really love the Latin culture, especially since I minored in Spanish and have been able to learn about pride and culture in the Latin community. Eduardo is now making it his life work to make sure that Latinos in film are no longer portrayed as the stereotypes that have been cast upon them. He said that if you are not cast as a robber, alcoholic, criminal, or uneducated then you are cast as the Latin Lover who sleeps around. (He should know, he used to be cast in soap operas) As a casual observer who is Caucasian, but loves to watch TV in English and Spanish, he is absolutely correct. There is a long way to go before Latinos are better portrayed in film.

This is why he left Hollywood for a while. He was tired of getting the same offers, which were playing the role of Latin Lover/womanizer. Not only that, but he became a devout Catholic and realized that he was sucked into the Hollywood lifestyle and forgot what is important. He stopped sleeping around with women, stopped making films that portrayed Latinos in a negative light and swore to hold off on sex until marriage.

He was so devoted to his beliefs that he ended up poor, unable to pay rent, yet he still didn't get sucked into his old lifestyle.

He did go into business in owning his own production company. He says that it took a lot of prayer, but he eventually found people in the business that believed in him. It took a lot of prayer, but after Pope John Paul II invited him to Rome, he met a man in the business that finally believed in his cause.

Eduardo's views are very conservative, and not for everybody. I am still deciding what I believe in, but I have come to realize that I tend to be a little conservative too. I am just too chicken to admit it, in fear of people judging me or trying to start up political arguments with me, and I can't stand arguing with people when I don't want to change my mind or try to change theirs. While I don't agree with all of his points of views, he does make valid points.

He used his production company to make films to encourage women not to abort their babies, such as the film Bella.

He also publicly supported John McCain. As a Latino, that is a very unpopular thing to do, as most are told to vote as Democrats. He went on TV and spoke about his views against abortion, which is highly controverisal. He took a stance against Gay Marrriage, which is Prop 8 here in California. In his interviews he said that he was abstaining from even kissing until marriage and that he was out looking for the one woman that would make him happy, so he could start a family. He didn't want to have a family without marriage.

I can't say that I agree with all of his points of view, but what I respect about him the most is standing up for his beliefs in his community, even when it seems that he seems to be the only person with that point of view. And the reason I am paying attention is because he sacrificed all of the luxuries such as fame, money and women to take the road less traveled. He is also using his star power to do what he thinks is right. Any celebrity can contribute money to a cause or throw a benefit. But most celebrities won't give up luxury to stand for what they truly feel.

Hollywood has become such a shallow place where strong morals are thrown out of the window. You can always watch reality TV shows with women throwing themselves at a male celebrity and tearing down other women just to bang the guy. You can always watch women trash talk each other, men treating women like shit. You can always watch people brag about how much money they have. Don't get me wrong, these shows are addicting, but after a while it gets sad.

I welcome someone with strong morals to come in and show people that it's okay to have an opinion, even though it may be unpopular. I would rather see a man with strong opinions using his voice to do what he thinks is right, even though its a little strong for me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Well Patti Stanger Says..............

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

Okay, y'all know that I watch Millionaire Matchmaker with Patti Stanger. I also bought her book last month.

The book is addressed to women. It's a good book for the most part, but there are some things in there that I just either don't agree with or I don't think I would have the balls to pull off.

Case in point.....................

Patti says that men don't like short hair, curly hair, wavy hair or red hair. She said that in order to attract a man, you have to have long hair and straighten it out. Maybe that's what many men in HER club request, but she has a niche market.

I can't tell you how many times I've heard men say that they thing curly hair is sexy.
I have wavy hair, it gives my hair body, and I've gotten a lot of compliments. I do own a very nice Chi ceramic straightener and while it does make me look good I don't think the only way to get a date is with straight hair.

I also didn't agree with the red hair statement. She said that women with red hair aren't the freshest produce on the market. I have to disagree. I think that they are rare, mysterious and intriguing, and that men would be happy to be with a red head.

As to what I don't have the balls to do to match myself up with a millionaire............................

Well, let me be clear about one thing. I am not looking for a millionaire, but Patti assumes that women reading her book are out there looking for men that will provide for them. She says that in order to find your future husband that can provide for you, it's all about location, location, location !

She suggests that when you meet a man and he asks for your phone number you hand him your "bio card". It's a postcard size card with a photo of you along with your cell phone number and a very brief description of yourself. She says that while it may sound desperate, it is actually pretty damn smart. Look at realtors, that's why they post their pictures on their cards, so people remember their faces, and you're more likely to get a call back if your face is remembered instead of only your name.

Still, I don't think I would do that. I don't think that I am that type of girl. Really, if a man has a conversation with me and is really into me, he will call. He doesn't need my picture to remind him of who I am. I still think it's desperate.

Another thing she suggests is going to the car dealership such as Mercedes or Lexus and becoming friends with the car dealer. Basically, make friends with him and offer him a list of rich men that you've dated in exchange for him recommending some of his clients to date you. She's convinced that the dealer will be forever greatful.

While I think that may work if I were a professional matchmaker, but never in a million years would I ever try this to get a man for myself. No way, no how. First of all, I don't know any rich people, or single people with the income level that are actually in the market for a luxury car.

Second of all, even if I did know people like that, wouldn't the dealer laugh at me if he weren't busy trying to grope me first ? I just don't ever imagine that scenario ever working out.

The last thing she said is something that I wanted to ask all of you. She told us women readers that we should never take relationship advice from gay men. We should mainly get our advice from straight men, since the straight men are our target market, and women, since we're built the same.

What do you think ? Where do you get your relationship advice from ? I will speak for myself and say that it does not matter. I will take it any way I can get it, man, woman, gay, straight. I would not exclude a gay man's advice, and believe it's most honest, they don't sugarcoat it.

Anywho, the book is interesting, and I can't wait for her next episode in a couple of days.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tough Love Time !!

Hello There My Babies !

I normally say "Hello There My Lovelies". I've been saying that for at least a few years now. I got that from That Seventies Show. It's something Fes used to say to his friends. But now I feel that greeting may be getting a little old. So I am toying with something new.

I used to watch Conan O'Brien all the time in college and he used to look at the audience, shoosh them and say "Keep cool my babies" and it used to make me laugh every time. So, we shall see.

Today I watched Tough Love again. I really love that show. I like most of the women. I like the Serbian girl, Stasha even though she is a little abrasive. I actually saw her on Millionaire Matchmaker. She was caught giving her phone number to Brett, the millionaire at a mixer against the policy. But the girl I identify with most is Jessica.

I watch that show, see all the dumb things the girls say to mess up their chances with their dates and I wonder. When I go out, I don't say stuff like " I've been so hurt in the past and try to push men away" after a man asks me why I am single. I don't rattle off all my accomplishments. I don't even talk about my ex. Yet I am still single. It should be that simple, right ? Follow the rules and BOOM you'll be happy in love. At least that's what the matchmakers say. Well, not really.

But that's because it's not just about what you say with a date. It's also the vibe that you put out there. And after taking a good look at myself, I really don't have the "I'm ready to date vibe." Maybe I'll get into that on another entry. I could spend a lot of time analyzing myself.

When I go out on dates, I am polite, laugh, dress nice, smell good, don't bring the wrong topics, but that isn't all that matters. I really think that like women, the great guys that are ready to date are intuitive and pay attention to that.

Basically, while I do my best to cover it up, the truth is I am not ready to date. I sometimes go out and hope that I will change and put a different vibe out there, but my feelings are the same. I don't feel ready to put myself out there for someone. And in order to have a wonderful relationship, you have to put yourself out there and take that risk.

I watch the show and I feel for the women on that show. Yeah, they do and say stupid things, but that's because they're hurting and don't feel worthy of love. They've been badly hurt before. After laughing at their mistakes on TV, I bet many women end up identifying with them. I know I do.

I really wish I could feel different, but I guess that will take more time.

On another note, I have one more final in school until I am finished. Time to go and study.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Free at last, I'm free at last...............

Hello There My Lovelies,

I am finally done with my bankruptcy law class. Praise baby Jesus, I am free !!!!!!

The exam was difficult. The questions in the exam were worded entirely differently than what I was used to reading and how the teacher lectured. Also, she also picked concepts for our essay that I didn't read up on much. I studied a lot, and I didn't have the time to memorize everything so of course I chose. And what I focused on, she did not ask. :(

However, despite all that, I think that I did fine on the exam. Even though I was unsure about some of the essay questions, I still answered them. I left no question blank. I've pulled answers out of my ass before and been lucky, so I really hope it worked this time around.

I don't know if I will get a good grade on the exam, but I do think I have a good shot at a passing grade, and that's all I care about. I just want to pass the class, and I think that I have a shot at that.

I would go and sell my godawful text book, but my teacher picked the old edition right as the new one came out, so now that there is a new version, my older version text is useless. She could have told us to wait a week to buy the newer text, but NOOOO that would've been helpful.

I have an idea. If any of you want it, I will mail it to you and pay for the shipping. But if I do that I want you to destroy it and show me the pictures of your lovely work.

Anywho, time to go do something else besides talk about this class that I hope I passed.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Others have opinons about Brett Michaels too......

Hello All,

Apparently I am not the only one with an opinion about Brett Michaels. If you want another similar opinon................

http://catherinette.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/no-fing-way-friday-032009/

I enjoyed it, and I hope you do too.

Brief Update

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

Just a quick update....................

Last nite was my last class in Advanced Civil Litigation. We had mock depositions and I one of the ones being deposed. That was kind of fun, although I know I wouldn't say such a thing in real life. We also had pizza and cupcakes, and those that know me know that I can never say no to a cupcake. I enjoyed that last class. At first I thought my teacher was grumpy and didn't really like teaching. But last night, I saw that he is a nice guy and does enjoy teaching.

Tomorrow, I have a final in Bankruptcy Law. In case I didn't make it clear before, BANKRUPTCY LAW SUCKS HUGE HAIRY DONKEY SCHLONG. And the sad thing about it, is that I would probably would enjoy the subject matter so much more if my teacher used a different teaching method. I enjoyed watching proceedings in court. I don't know how well I will do tomorrow. I just know that it is so easy for me to forget the concepts.

And one more thing before I go.............. today I bought Girl Scout cookies. We all have our favorites, and mine are the Thin Mints. I could eat a whole box in one sitting without batting an eyelash. I know because I did that last year. Since then I decided I wasn't going to buy anymore. But today a cute girl came up to me, I had the cash and I figured why the hell not. My ass will be much fatter for it, I am sure, but hey, it's for a good cause. Ah, who am I kidding, when it comes down to it Thin Mints are my crack cocaine, and this weekend it looks like I will be a crack whore in my room while I watch trashy television. Speaking of trash, Brett Michaels will be on, on Sunday. I am interested in seeing all the humiliating rituals he'll be subjecting his whores, oops I mean girlfriends to. Looks like from the previews he made them write songs for him. How narcissistic can he be ? Maybe it's not such a bad thing, maybe I will demand all of my potential suitors to shower me with compliments, write me poetry and worship me for the goddess that I am.

Nah, maybe not.

Okay, time to get back to studying.

Tootles.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mmmm....beefy

Hello There My Lovelies,

I should be studying for that awful bankruptcy final on Saturday, but me no want to. That final is worth 50% of my grade and it's cumulative. There are so many practice questions, vocabulary words and class slides to memorize and none if it is sticking to my brain. I wonder how in the hell I am going to be able to pull this one off. The least the teacher could've done is give us a review study session, but NO that would be helpful, and remember, anything helpful is BAD.......

Yesterday I was so hungry so I stopped at a Korean restaurant. For those that don't know me, I love Korean food. Been eating it since I was a kid.

Anyway, I ordered Kalbi, which is Korean BBQed beef on a sizzling hot plate. It was kinda fatty but I loved it. It was expensive, but so worth it. It was sizzling, oily and the meat was fatty and I ate it all, ate all the meat of the bones and licked my fingers afterward. Writing this is making me drool all over again.

Another good Korean dish is the BBQed chicken on a sizzling hot plate.

Okay, must stop now and go study.

Did I tell you tonite is my last class for Advanced Civil Litigation ? Praise baby Jesus!
I will be through with this quarter a week from today. This quarter sure was torture. I can't wait for my last final to be over.

Okay, must really go study now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Relaxing Massage For A Nice Woman-- Age is not important

I found this gem of an ad on Craigs List under the M4W section. I get such a kick out of those ads. But this one made me chuckle. My translations are in caps.


I like to give nice relaxing massage to nice woman that also love good massage. I NO SPEAK ENGLISH. I can host or come to you for the massage. HOST ? LOL
I use good organic massage oil with good skilled hands, to make the body and mind feel good and relax from the head to toe. I WILL TOUCH YOUR NAUGHTY PARTS I don't charge for the massage since I like to give good massages for fun BECAUSE I AM A SEX PERVERT. I am good looking young male, fit, very clean and respectful EXCEPT FOR WHEN I TRY TO TOUCH YOUR NAUGHTY PARTS. Your age is not important to me BECAUSE I WILL DO ANYTHING WITH A HEARTBEAT. Look forward to hear from you.

How to get free rent in a recession

Hello There My Lovelies,

I am scouring Craigs List on a daily basis to see what rooms are available for rent. Im not looking to move immediately or anything like that. It's just that looking at the ads every day give me an idea of what's out there, what is a reasonable rate, and kinds of people are renting. I would like my own place when I can afford it.

Let me tell you that there is no shortage of male perverts/horndogs/whatever offering their place free of rent in exchange for some boning. But of course they don't say " Free from in exchange for bumping uglies when I want it." They usually say things like " Free rent in exchange for companionship" or "looking for an attractive woman to do the housework."

Below is the Craig's List ad du jour that I found. I did not like his tone. I am curious if any chica would take him up on his offer.

Anywho, for your viewing pleasure :

I am a late 20's professional who is looking for a cute girl to take care of the cooking, massaging and cleaning in exchange for FREE RENT. I travel often for work so I would need someone to take care of the place while I am there and when I am gone. You would have your own bedroom in a 3 bedroom house in downtown San Jose, with attached bathroom and large closet. You would have total access to the entire house house and yard. Most pets are ok as well. I expect a lot with this arrangement but think for the right girl, it is a great deal. I am going to be very picky obviously so let me know why you would be a good fit. The place is currently being remodeled so I would need to know your timeline on moving. If interested, send me an email with some info about you and some pics. I will get back to you quickly if interested. Thank you

Methinks he is ugly, and has faced so much rejection from women already that he is using his house to allow him to be choosy and do the rejecting.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brett Michaels is a Man Slut

Hello All,

As you know, I like to watch Rock of Love with Brett Michaels, the singer in the band, Poison.

Brett Michaels is a disgusting train wreck of a man that I enjoy watching on television. I kinda like him in a wierd twisted sort of way. I like how he treats his fans and how he supports the armed forces. I think he would be fun to hang out with, but I wouldn't touch him with a ten-foot pole.

I do think he has a sexy voice. I do think the man eye liner works for him. I just don't understand WHY he has to wear fake blonde hair. What's next for him, implants ??

For those of you that haven't seen the show, Brett Michaels in this show is "looking for love". He has 25 female contestants that are touring with him while he performs all over the country. He is in one bus and the females are in the other bus.

Basically he votes one female off each episode until he ends up with a girlfriend. This is the third time he's done the show. You should see the type of women that end up on the show. This man is 45 years old and his female contestants are in their twenties. Maybe one or two are in their early thirties. These women are mainly single mothers that are strippers, go-go dancers or work for Penthouse. What bugs me about the women is all the catfighting. I can't stand to see women fighting over a man, while the man encourages it or does nothing about it.

I have a laugh when he talks about wanting to find true love and how hard it is for him. That is because he wants a much younger woman to give up her lifestyle to tour with him and watch him while other women throw themselves at him. He sees the women when he wants to and they come to him. If he doesn't want to see them, he can just tell his manager/sidekick not to let them in. I never saw him chase a woman or put himself on the line for someone.

While I was watching the show I realized what a hypocrite he really is. He kicked off one girl for still living with her baby's father. Yet he still lives with his baby's mama. He wants honest women that are faithful to him, yet he is going on dates with different women and making out with them. Now that I think about it, I think he is doing this show so that he can bang a fresh busload of chicks. You can't be mad at him, because there will always be women lined up just waiting to bang a rockstar. The women are willing participants.

One thing for sure is that this show makes me feel like Mother Theresa

One Door Has Closed... Hopefully the Other will Open

Hello There My Lovelies,

Okay, so I moved into my new place on Fri.

But today was the day that I handed in the keys, and dropped my old roommate off at the airport. He's on a flight to Europe right now. It was sad to see him go.

Just 5 months ago I was newly moved in, and blogging about how excited I was to be in my new place.

It's funny how things can change so fast.

In addition to me moving out, school will be over in less than two weeks. My bankruptcy final is this Saturday. I will be thrilled when that is done. I really hope that I pass that class.

I am really curious to see how things will pan out for me this year.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tough Love

Hello There My Lovelies,

As you already know I am a huge reality TV whore. Did I also tell you that I recently started watching Rock of Love with Brett Michaels ? Well, I am not proud of it, but I do like watching Brett Michaels. I will blog about him and his manwhorish ways some other time.

There is a new TV show out on VH1 called Tough Love, with the host Steven Ward.

Basically there are eight attractive women on the show that have issues, and Steve is there to frankly tell them their issues and help them find true love. One girl wants to be married by 25 and has her wedding planned out without the man. Another girl is a golddigger and won't date a man unless he makes millions. Another girl is 38 and wants to date men around 10 years younger but is upset that they don't want a woman her age.

I watched the first episode. When I first watched the previews, I was offended. I felt that Steve was lumping all women into one category: Insecure, baby hungry and desperate. You would have to see the commercial to know what I am talking about. But as I saw the episode, I felt better. I didn't get the feeling he was attacking women. He definitely picked 8 women with serious issues and I wouldn't say that most women act like them. Thank God for that.

At one point in the episode, he had each of the eight women walk out into a panel of men and the men had to critique them. I felt that was harsh, but then again, this was also a biased reality show where he had to show flaws.

While I was watching it, I had to wonder what men think of me when they see me out in public or when I talk to them. After seeing the criticism, I am glad I don't have to hear mens' thoughts.

Steve did give out good dating tips though, but then again those tips were common sense. One tip was something I don't think gets stressed as much as it should be: If a man compliments you, just kindly say thank you and smile. Don't try to change his mind. If he likes your hair and shoes, THANK HIM, don't try and tell him how you hate your hair because it's too frizzy and that your shoes are ugly. I see a lot of girls make that mistake, and I used to do that a lot.

I do think this show is good for one reason. Wake up the women that are delusional and think they are perfect and that every man would want them. I have definitely run into chicks like that before.

I am 28 and women in my age group as well as their early twenties tend to be delusional. Not all, but many are. I know I certainly was in my early twenties, and part of it was because there was no one around growing up to educate me about the dating world. I had to learn some harsh lessons in the past couple of years before I got straightened out.

We as women are trained to tell our girlfriends: "You're too good for him", or "he was intimidated by you" Many fathers think their daughters can do no wrong. That and the fact that it is really hard to take rejection. We would rather blame someone else than own up to our mistakes.

I can't be too upset at this show. Men have been critiqued and bashed on television for years. Patti Stanger on Matchmaker Millionaire critiques the men on her show. I guess this show Tough Love balances things out a little.

I would really be interested in seeing Patti Stanger and Steve Ward getting together.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bankruptcy Court

Hello There My Lovelies,

Last week I went to Bankruptcy Court and sat in two different proceedings.

The first proceeding was great, which was on hearings for the motion to lift automatic stay (in case there are any lawyers/paralegals out there).

I came in a little late, but the judge was real nice. He asked me who I was and told me to sit up front. There were law students present too. He was shocked that there was actually a bankruptcy class for paralegals rather than only law students. He asked me if I had any questions and if I understood everything. I thanked him, but told him I came in too late to actually understand the whole thing.

Then the attorney for the creditor took us aside in the conference room and answered all of our questions. He definitely didn't have to do that. The media definitely paints lawyers for the creditors as blood-sucking vampires, but this guy changed my opinion.

It is so nice when judges and attorneys go out of their way to be nice and make students like us feel comfortable. I always appreciate it, and never forget it, especially when a judge takes an interest in my education.

The law is a complex subject and when I first started out in the program I felt so overwhelmed. I remember my first trip to the law library, I even blogged about it. It took me a couple of hours walking around just to get a feel of the place. I was so intimidated at first. Now it isn't so foreign anymore.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fantasy Land

Hello There My Lovelies,

So much to write about. I will take this bit by bit.

First off, I am completely moved in to my new place. I moved everything in at a slow pace. I also got a storage so I don't feel crowded in my new room. I moved everything slowly so I didn't have to expend all my energy at once. That and I didn't want to pay for a moving van or solicit people for help.

Last night was my bellydance performance at Rakkassah. This is the third time that I performed there. Last time I performed was in 2006 with my troupe and 2007 alone with the sword. I had so much fun last night. I was nice to get time off work and not have to think about school or moving for a change.

Rakassah is the ultimate bellydance festival. Any dancer or group that wants to peddle their lessons or products come to Rakassah. It's like a fantasy land for bellydancers. Basically, you as a bellydancer can be anything you want to be, as long as it's not too slutty. Last time I danced there, my theme was a princess in the Sahara Desert with a sword. I came up with the moves, edited the music and got help with my costume. I have seen women bellydance to rock n'roll and design their costumes accordingly. Some women try to incorporate jazz. Some women have the whole tribal thing going on, and many keep it traditional. I am open to watching all types of bellydance, but I tend to want to keep it more traditional with Middle Eastern music.

This year I danced with a veil and danced on the floor. I practiced a lot and it was nice to see the progress that I made since the first time I did the routine. My costume was red, and my friend made the veil and the skirt for me. The ladies before me were professionals and famous in the dance world and did their fan dances. They drew a big crowd. I didn't think I had a chance to keep the audience's attention after the last performance. But I danced like I just didn't care, and it worked. People actually came up to me and told me that they loved my performance. I was so thrilled. I cherish every compliment that I get, especially from female dancers.

I saw a lot of different performances before and after mine, and thought that the dancers were much better than the last couple of years. I felt that the concepts were fresher. One woman danced with a snake. You can definitely tell when dancers put their heart into it. Another thing I saw was a male bellydancer, and he was quite good. I am normally not a fan of male bellydancers, but he retained his masculinity and knew how to shake it.

One thing I did not expect to see were hot men at the event. Usually you get the new agey type of men in the crowds. The guys at the door yesterday were so hot. OMG ! They were tall and buffed with chiseled facial structures. And they were so polite too. I smiled and they smiled back. The guys in the live bands were also hot. I was definitely pleasantly surprised.

I also did a lot of shopping. I spent a nice chunk of my tax refund. I subscribed to a bellydance magazine, bought the DVD of my performance as well as some costume stuff. It was all worth it and the vendors were really nice.

Anywho, that's all for now.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Relief

Hello There My Lovelies,

Okay so this morning I went to the dentist to get my fillings. Thank GOD the dentist didn't have to give me a shot. I really can't stand it when my lips and cheeks are numb. My cavities were small enough that she could just drill without painkillers. She did start to hit a nerve a couple of times, but then again I kind of can be a wuss.

Last night I managed to finish my bankruptcy project. I can't tell you how much better that feels. So much paperwork that I crapped out. But it is no longer my problemo. Now it's my teacher's turn to spend her entire weekend grading all of that along with the rest of my classmates' heaping stacks. That along with her two rowdy kids. I can't say I feel sympathetic.

Today I started to work on my extra credit for that class which was to go to the Bankruptcy Court here in town and sit in on a couple of different sessions and write about it. I have been to various courthouses in the course of my studies. Oddly enough, it was the Bankruptcy Court where the clerks were the friendliest. I was shocked.

It turns out that there wasn't a court session today, so I will just have to go back tomorrow. I hope I will be able to understand what's going on in the courtroom. Reading about it in a textbook and then seeing it live is different.

After the courthouse, I stopped by a shop and found a purple sequin bra in the window that looks perfect for bellydance. The shop isn't for bellydance, rather for stuff at the club. Apparently it's fashionable to go clubbing in jeans and a sequin bra, because I see sequin bras popping up in different shops. Unfortunately, most of the time the bras are too cheaply made, too small, or a color I would never dance in.

The bra was pretty, and it was much cheaper than it would've been had I gone to a bellydance shop. I defintitely feel like I scored.

Anywho, that's all for now.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I will pay you $200 to asian female

Relax, the above title is not something I would write, lol. I was just scouring Craig's List in the housing section looking to see what kinds of rooms are for rent. And in that section was this little gem of a posting.

I remember when I was looking for a room about 5 months ago. Some guy sent me an email (without even knowing what I look like) offering his place and a $500 monthly shopping spree in exchange for "fun" twice a week. He even told me he would get tested for STDS, lol.

I wrote him back and kindly told him that I would rather just pay for a room instead of act like a whore. I then wished him luck in his hunt for pootang. He even responded and thanked me for a reply.

Anywho, time for dinner.


Yes, thats right, I will pay you a monthly "salary" of $200, plus free rent to an attractive asian gal, in exchange, I looking for a weekly theraputic full body massage. I was recently in a car accident & have related back problems of muscle tightness.....if it can't be resolved with time & massage, I might need surgery. Yes, I'm for real, I'm 39, caucasian, professional, in shape & not a freak or into anything wierd. If you care to respond, please provide a pic (necessary), and I in turn, will provide you with whatever info you desire to show you I'm a "safe" person, and of course a pic. I look forward to hearing from you. House is a clean, newly remodeled 2 story house, the room is 12x18 and has an extra long closet. If you need more space, the house has lots of storage, you would have your own bathroom with tub/shower, parking in the driveway, and of course full kitchen & laundry priv.

Things to Do

Hello There My Lovelies,

So I am almost done with my huge bankruptcy project. Praise baby Jesus ! I am starting to feel better already. It's almost like the relief one would feel after taking a huge dump. Yeah, so after crapping out this huge monolithic mass of paperwork, I expect to feel good for a while.

Tomorrow I will be going to the dentist for fillings. One thing I can't stand is getting a shot in the mouth. I can't stand those needles. I also can't stand getting my teeth drilled.

I used to not be so afraid of the dentist untill 2006 when I decided to make the mistake of going to Western Dental, which is the chop shop of dentists. I went because they were open on Saturdays.

When I went in there, it looked like a bad rundown STD clinic you see in the movies. The place looked old, and the waiting room was so depressing. The office was right next to a worndown Western Union. I should've taken a clue right there.

In the waiting room, they kept replaying the movie Elf all the time. I won't ever watch that movie again. While waiting, and looking around at the others waiting, I was depressed. They had a security guard posted, and there was a strick policy of only letting patients use the bathroom. Apparently people used to come in and destroy the bathroom. Kids were screaming, half of the people in there looked like they were here illegally, and some of the people looked downright homeless.

The staff didn't have a clue. I remember going back to pay a bill. The woman there didn't know what to do, so instead of asking someone for help, she told me to sit down and left me sitting there until I realized she wasn't ever going to help me.

When I went in for my first appointment there, I was told that my appointment was at noon, but they didn't actually see me until about 3pm. That was my first chance to run for the hills and never look back. Unfortunately I was too stupid and I waited it out.

When they finally sat me down in the chair, no one really acknowleged me. I ended up staring at the wall for over an hour.

When someone came over to give me a shot to numb my mouth, they used a huge needle, and instead of making it as smooth and painless as possible, just wiggled it around a little bit. And I didn't just get one shot either. I think they did that to me three times.

Not only did they suck at administering shots, but they did such a horrible job on my teeth that I had to go back, take a shot again and get my teeth sawed down.

Now my dentist is much better, but I am still scared.

And I don't want to go to the dentist tomorrow. Unfortunately, I have a lot of work that needs to be done. After getting fillings, I will still need oral surgery and then after that braces.

::Shudders::

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lawn Chairs in the Living Room

Hello There My Lovelies,

So my roommate sold the sofa in the living room. So when I came home last night, I saw two lawn chairs in front of the big TV screen in our living room. It was kinda wierd. For sure I thought that he was going to sell the TV first. But I would rather watch TV while sitting on a lawnchair instead of sit on a couch and stare at the walls. The lawn chairs have cupholders in the arm rests for beer, but I just stick the remote in it.

I thought that it was nice that my roommate made the living room as homey as possible by pulling out the chairs, and it was nice that he pulled out a chair for me too, lol. He made his chair comfortable by putting a pillow on the seat and then a pillow on the floor as a foot rest. If I were in the same predicament, I just would've sat on the floor with a blanket. I wouldn't have thought to pull out chairs.

He also sold his bed along with the couch as well. Luckily I still have my bed, and that is because it will be given to the new tenant (his friend taking over his lease). I am enjoying the queen size while I can, because the bed at my new place is a twin size.

I will miss living downtown. I don't know the reason this had to happen, but I hope better things are planned for me ahead. Maybe I am not meant to live there anymore, but that doesn't mean that I want my roommate to have to move across the globe.

On another note, I did get my key for my new place. I am pretty much almost moved in. I think I will spend my first night there on Thursday. I am not taking much stuff there at all.

Today my coworker showed me an application on his computer where you could type in words on the screen, and a voice would repeat it back to you. Let me tell you how entertaining that was. The man's voice was very monitone, and being twisted as I am, I decided to write very dirty things in there. Listening to him repeat it back to us kept me entertained for a couple of hours.

Okay, so that is all for now. I would love to sit here and write more, but I have a bankruptcy project to complete.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hey baby, wanna enjoy a fling with me ?

Hello There My Lovelies,

So on the way to visiting my grandma a couple of days ago I stopped at Walmart. (Sometimes I like to call it Walfart) I found a new candy bar by Mars called Fling. It was sold in Australia before it came out here. I think it just came out here this year, and it's only sold in select stores. I know that it isn't sold at all Walmarts.

Basically it's a crispy center layered with velvety chocolate and comes in hazlenut, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. It's shaped like a Twix bar, which is also by Mars. But this is a girly girl's candy bar. I couldn't imagine a man eating it without questioning his sexuality. The wrapper is in pink, and the candy bar has a faint gold shimmer to it. Not only is it candy to the mouth, but candy to the eyes as well.

I love their little marketing spiel they've got going on. I love how they package this. The slogan is "Naughty, but not that naughty." Basically, it has less calories than your average chocolate bar. Makes me almost want to eat a fling after actually having a fling, lol.

I swear, if I had to design a candy bar, I would've come close to that. I love chocolate, but up until now I wasn't crazy about any of the candy bars out there............... until they sold this one.

What else.......... before I left for my grandma's a couple of days ago, I ran into an old friend from my very first dance troupe, Jewels of the Oasis. I was so excited to see her. I haven't seen her since 2003. Do you realize how much has changed since then ? I graduated, I lived abroad, I moved a million times, changed a bunch of dance teachers and am about to finish school again. We have so much to talk about, but I did get to hear about the different dance teachers she went to. It's interesting how small and connected the bellydance community is. It's always fun to talk to other women about classes, and teachers and their antics.

After I left that troupe, I thought about her a lot and always wondered how she was doing. I lost contact with her, mainly because I left the group so abruptly. And I never actually thought that I would even see her again. The interesting thing was I ran into her right in front of my mailbox where I go to receive my mail. Apparently she stopped in my side of town to get a sandwhich which is right next to my mailbox.

The last time this happened was on Easter last year. I was thinking about an old family friend who I never got to say goodbye to. I thought about her for a good two years. Then by chance I happened to go to IHOP to have pancakes, which was totally out of my neighborhood. While my roommate at the time and I were waiting for a table, she was standing right next to me.

Sometimes I think we're meant to reconnect with those we've lost touch with. Sometime's I dont' think it's just a coincidence. It's always nice to get a second chance to reconnect with people you've lost touch with. It's like God's giving me a second chance.

Yes my class continutes to suck a fat one

Hello All,

I am on 10 min break right now from my bankruptcy law class. I got into a little debate with my teacher in class today. Very interesting.

I asked her a couple of questions about the project and she did not likey. She said " I told you guys to pretend that I am on vacation and that I am not available to answer your questions, in the real world you would have to figure this all out yourself until I as the attorney get back from vacation.

 At that point I said that hypothetically I should quit the company, but I said it in a friendly manner, you know with a smile on my face. I also told her that in the real world I would have a paid subscription to the software we're using in class and call them up and ask questions, because really my questions are technical, not even really about the stuff we discuss in class.

She said that she doesn't understand why I am getting so stressed with the project and that most of this is common sense. Common sense ??? Common sense would be for her to freaking understand the software before throwing a 22 page manual for the project my way. She wouldn't really know whether my questions are common sense or not because she doesn't even know the software. We had to tell her that we weren't even allowed to turn in some of the forms because the software we're using is trial software and it doesn't allow to print without a paid subscription. Had no one told her, we would've all probably gotten docked for that.

She said that we're her "guinea pigs" this quarter for this software and project. Really ??? That makes me feel so much better. Yes, I do feel like I am being shoved up a proverbial ass right now.

::Sigh:: Time to go back to class now. Please think happy thoughts for me.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Burned Out

Hello There My Lovelies,

I really don't have a lot to write except that I feel burned out. I would love to just relax and do nothing for a while. Today I was suppposed to work on moving among other things. Instead I opted to just veg out in front of the TV until I had to go to work.

This is my last weekend at my apartment. I don't have the key yet for my new place, so I do hope that I get it by the time I am completely moved in. Most of my stuff is in storage, and I just plan on bringing as little as possible into the new place. It feels nice that I am not taking a lot with me.

School is business as usual. I've got 3 weeks until finals, and my bankruptcy class continutes to suck hairy balls. The final for that class is 50% of our grade and I hope that I do well. I have been studying more, so we'll see.

Other than that, I've been practicing for my dance performance next Friday. I am looking forward to this year's performance at Rakassah. I am also waiting for my costume to be finished.
Due to everything that's been going on, I haven't put as much effort into practicing as I have in previous years. Last time I danced there was March 2007.

I did the sword routine, choreographed my own routine, and have my own costume made. This time around, I am not dancing with the sword. But I am getting a new skirt. I am happy for that.

Anyway, that is enough banter for now.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Busy

Hello There My Lovelies,

So my day started early today. I filed for graduation, and I also stopped to have a chat with my Bankruptcy Law teacher. Turns out she's never even used the software she expects us to use for the project and wants us to ask each other for help. I don't understand, but I don't have any energy left to argue or cause a stir. I just need to pass the class so I can finally get out of the program. I guess I must've swallowed the "I don't give a fuck" pill.

But I did feel a little better after talking to her. She said that as long as I explain my answers, I'll be fine. She's not necessarily looking for the correct data to be entered in, as long as we explain our answers. Since she explained it that way, I feel like I have a shot at getting a decent grade. Now I just need to start studying for our final in a couple of weeks.

I also went to the dentist for a teeth cleaning. Turns out that I have a receding gumline, and need to take skin from my mouth and fill it in. Oral surgery that is going to cost me since our insurance at work sucks huge donkey dong. I am so not looking forward to that, but such is life.

Right now I am at my grandma's house, visiting her, my grandpa and my dad. We had dinner together and chocolate silk pie with oreo cookie crust, whipped cream and strawberries for desert. That was so delicious.

It's nice to see them, and my grandma got a new dog. She got a poodle from the animal shelter named Molly.

I am normally not a poodle fan, but my heart just melted each time she looked at me. It's so sad how skiddish she is. When I move close, she is scared and backs away. She obviously was abused and it's sad to see that. But my grandpa brought her to me and put her on my lap, and Molly let me pet her. It was very therapeutic.


Anywho, that is all for now.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Have you ever ?

Hello Again,

Have you ever heard a song that just grabs you, but you don't know the title or who it's by ? And for the life of you, you just can't figure it out ? And no one around you knows what you are talking about ?

Usually when I hear a song, I am able to figure it out because I listen to the lyrics and type them in Google.

But a couple of months ago I heard a song on the radio that I loved so much, but couldn't figure out who it's by because I couldn't understand the lyrics. The lead singer's voice wasn't so clear, but that's how it goes in grunge music.

That song was called "Would" by Alice in Chains. I love that song. That band is compared to Nirvana a lot. Apparently the lead singer died the same day as Kurt Cobain and they are both grunge bands. Back in the early nineties when all this was popular, I wasn't into this stuff like my classmates in middle school and high school were. I was into the teeny-bopper music. I didn't get into rock/alternative/grunge until I was in my second year of college. By then I realized what I was missing out on.

Yesteday I finally figured out the song because I heard it on the radio and looked at the playlist. I took down various songs listed and typed them into YouTube until I came up with the right song.

I feel so accomplished.

Long Time, No See !

Hello There My Lovelies,

You know what is nice, is when you hear from someone you haven't heard from in such a long time. Within two days I heard from two people who I haven't seen in ages. First one was Jaime, a girl that I met while I was in Barcelona.

For the first month that I was in Barcelona, I went to a school to learn how to teach English as a Second Language, to get my TEFL certificate. Jaime was in my class and after class her and I along with the other ladies in the class would get together after to have a drink. Out of all the people in my class there, she's the only one I've managed to keep in contact with. She ended up traveling to Japan because her husband was in the military, but now she is back here in the states.

The second person I heard from was my aunt (step dad's sister). The last time I saw her was when my I stayed with her at her house. Back then her children, my step cousins, were kids. Now they are finishing high school and in college. It was nice to hear about how they are doing and to see pictures of them grown up.

Life has been crazy for me as usual. I've been continuing to slowly haul stuff to storage and to my new place. What sucks is watching my roommate pack, because that means that this is all real and that we are really moving out, and that I am really leaving that place. In fact, we'll be out next week, and he'll be out of the country by next weekend. It's interesting to think that just six months ago I was living in my old place, and hadn't even considered moving out. Now 5 months later, I've moved twice.

And my bankruptcy law class still sucks balls. I've been working real hard on that project. And luckily I've made a lot of progress. Now I just need to find time to study for the exam.

And also still on my to do list is to hand in my transcript from my old university to the counselor so that I can apply for graduation.

So that is all for now.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Exhausted

Hello There My Lovelies,

So today was a busy day. I spent the morning hauling half of my stuff to storage. I swear, sometimes a storage can make a world of a difference. I feel like there is less clutter in my life, which is the feeling that I was going for.

I then tried to get my information off my harddrive from my 5 year old Dell laptop that crapped out on me last year. I am thinking about buying a new laptop soon.

The weather here is rainy and stormy, which is good. California is experiencing a drought and our Governator says that we may have to start rationing our water supply. Unfortunately this rainy weather we're getting won't be enough because we've been having dry spells for the last three years.

Speaking of our governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, I hear that he may return to Hollywood after his term is up. I hope he does. I was an Arnold fan when he was in Hollywood. I've always wanted to hear him say the word "gubernatorial". My mom is a total Arnold fan, and basically we're just proud that an Austrian made it into office.

Anywho, time to log off and start working on more productive things such as that ugly bankruptcy project.

Tootles.......