I know I'm late, but what are you gonna do? How was everyone's holiday?
It's been crazy getting settle into everything, Between soccer class, acting class, the holidays, and getting ready to start my new job, I feel like I haven't had a minute!
So, I started my new job today! I don't think I've mentioned this at all. I am in a new position with the same company I've been working for for the last year and a half. I'm excited, it's gonna be good. I get to train with my current manager. She's teaching me the ropes. We're friends outside of work, so it makes training even better!
My acting class has been going well. My partner and I are doing our last runthrough for our last scene on Thursday, which should be really good. We've worked pretty hard on it. Fingers crossed! Afterward, we're going to the Turtle Races:-)
SP text me last week, because he saw me driving. We chatted for a bit, then I let the conversation go. He replied "yup" to something I said, and I didn't respond. I decided I'm tired of being the one waiting for the guy to say something. I'll keep the ball in my court for a little while thank you. Not that he was trying to talk to me like that again, but I'm always practicing!
My friend Dawn and I watched Gross Pointe Blank tonight, and we were marveling at the awesomness of Minnie Driver's character. She's so amazing. The way she treats John Cusak is classic! She really couldn't care less about hurting his feelings, or what he thinks of her if she does one thing or another. I truly, truly want to be able to be like her. But the key is, you can't just ACT like that, it has to be truly what you feel. I have to stop caring about guys and what they think. I need to be about me (not in the completely conceited sense), I need to be mre concerned about how I feel and how I should and want to be treated rather than about how they feel or what they think. And it's gonna have to be genuine, not just something I'm doing to get a specific result. If I watch Gross Pointe Blank and He's Just Not That Into You at least once a month, I think I'll be okay!
I totally filled my car with radiator fluid and oil, by myself (well, with my dad on the phone, but whatever!). A mechanic tried to swindle me, so I just took matters into my own hands! He said my car just needed "basic maintenance" which would cost $200-$300!!! How in the world is that basic?!? When he went to look under my hood, I got out of my car to watch him, just in case he tried to pull something funny. He didn't do anything that I saw, he said my spark plugs were looking good. Then I talked to my dad after I left and he asked if the guy had taken anything out, I said no, and he said you can't check spark plugs without taking them out!!! WTH?!? That's why mechanics have a bad reputation! I hate being a woman who doesn't know squat about cars....maybe I'll take an auto shop class next semester....
Jeremy is doing much better. He's eating, talking, laughing. But his brain still hasn't recovered fully. He's moody and can get really irritable, so he still needs prayer, if you think about him! Thank you to everyone who has kept him in mind!
I'll be updating more often now that the dust has settled!
Question: What was one thing you were really Thankful for?
Until next time!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Hello My Wonderful Blog and All of My Readers (Those who have stuck around!),
Oh how I have missed you! My brother and I FINALLY got internet in the apt, so I'll be blogging regularly again!
It's been crazy getting settled, but I love it! I have my own full bed now, and a REALLY cute theme in my bathroom! I just got the shower curtain today in the mail. It's I may post a pic once I have it all the way I want it!
Here's a Vlog as a celebration of my return!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Jennie at Generation You has started this idea of The Campfire Network in which you swap thought provoking questions with a fellow blogger. The intention is to break the mold of your traditional blogging and engage in some candid conversations with your readers. Reveal as much or as little as you wish, but the posts tend to be more relatable and more robust when you open up. In turn, pick some other bloggers you want to swap questions with. No promises that they will open up. Remember, sharing stories around a campfire often times gets emotional and ends up with someone killing the vibe by crying, stomping off into the woods or wanting to fight someone.
My girl eQ over at Misguided Me and I have swapped questions. I asked her a few random, fun questions and she did the same for me. She's an awesome chick, and I would definitely recommend reading her blog, if not subscribing! She's a fun and interesting read!
Welcome to any visitor's from Misguided Me!! I think you'll enjoy her answers!! Please comment and let me know you came over!
If you would like to swap questions with me, let me know! It's fun and a good way to cross audiences and find cool new blogs!!
(See my answers to eQ's questions here)
Gen: What are you most afraid of not accomplishing in your life?
eQ: I am afraid of not making my family proud. It is easy to assume that they are. But I rarely feel like that is the case. I know my success in life (in their eyes) isn’t measured by how much money I make or the job I have or if I am married and have kids. I know that they will be proud of me if I just go out there and try. But I feel some pressure sometimes, since both of my siblings are married and have kids and good careers. I sometimes think they are waiting around for me to do the same. I just don’t want them to feel sorry for me. That would be the worst.
Gen: What do you like best about yourself?
eQ: Physically? I like my wrists. They are dainty and feminine. As Far as in my character is concerned I would have to go with the fact that I try to keep the drama in my life at a minimum. I am an avid believer that you need to flush the negativity out of your life before you truly feel at peace. Now that doesn’t mean that I myself am this perfect balancing act. I just think you need to stop letting the losers in your life get under your skin. Fuck them. The perpetual whiner, the slack ass roommate, the negative Nancy, the cheating BF/GF, the condescending parents. You know who they are in your life. Get rid of them, life is too short to be caught up in someone else’s drama. Now when I say “get rid of” I don’t mean hire a hit man or go stabbing them in the middle of the night. I mean either minimize interaction with them or stop communicating with them. Just and FYI
Gen: 3 Guilty pleasures?
eQ: This is a good question because as I am pondering what my guilty pleasures are I am smiling and slightly salivating. Mmmm, guilty pleasures….
1. Really expensive shoes. If I were wealthy I would have a serious shoe problem. Thankfully I can’t afford them. But that doesn’t stop me from going to Saks to sit in the midst of shoetopia. I get a little high when I am there.
2. Tattoos. I have 9. Collected over the past 13 years. I am in the process of removing 2 but not before I add another one on my back, which will cost around $450. They are addicting. I swear they put something in the ink!
3. Chocolate. This is an obvious one. All my friends and family know this about myself. Chocolate brownies, chocolate cake, little Cadbury eggs, Hershey kisses, Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate ice cream, chocolate covered anything. Gimme!
Gen: What is your favorite thing about being in a relationship, what is your least favorite?
eQ: One of the best things about a relationship for me is sharing my life with someone. I have a person who knows every little nuance about me. He knows how to manage me, anticipate my moods, to listen and give advice. I have a travel buddy and a snuggle partner. We are best pals. We are very opposite but I think that’s part of the magic.
My least favorite thing is trying to manage my expectations of him. I want to believe that he will change and adapt over the years. This may be true in some instances, but at the core you have to accept your mate on all levels the way they come. You can’t ever “expect” things from your mate if you do you are in for a world of hurt. Expectations just lead to frustrations. This is the hardest thing for people (especially woman) to understand of a relationship.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Okay, so I finally have my hands on a real computer with real internet! Yay!! I miss blogging something terrible! But it's really hard to write a good post on a phone, let me tell ya!
So, you all know that I have moved out with my brother and we are now getting settled into our place. My room is a mess, but guess what, it's mine!! Lol. I just have a lot of stuff to unpack, but I'm so very excited! I actually have a place to put everything! I've never had my own room before, as you know, and it's really quite fantastic. As far as decorating it's slightly overwhelming though. I have no idea how I want to place things or what I want to put up! Not that I'll have money for any of that right now!
I had my first article post on Every Girl Blog about online dating, and it got a lot of responses! It was fun to write, and I can't wait to do my follow up articles, you should check it out!
If you've been reading, you know about my friend Jeremy and his accident. So many of you have been praying for him and being so supportive and I thank you soo much! Well, he is recovering very well! Yesterday, his dad asked him to hold is baseball for certain pitches and he did it exactly right! So, it's looking good, praise God!! We continue to pray for him and ask for continued healing and complete recovery!!
That's all for now! I have some more juicy news, but I'll save that post for Monday!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It's been a while! Good to see ya, glad you came to say hi!
If you've been following my posts, you know about my friend Jeremy and his accident. Well he is progressing quite well. It started last week, when his nose was twitching, and he scratched it! I've never been so happy to hear about anyone scratching themselves, lol. Now he is watching TV, and he's even speaking through gestures and sign language! And he hasn't even started rehab yet! We're all so excited to see what God is going to do for Jeremy, thanks again to everyone who has been praying and thinking about him and his family! It has all been a blessing!
In other news: I'm. Writing this blog from my phone cuz I don't have internet at home. Why don't I have internet? Cuz my brother and I have our own apartment! That's right it finally happened, we did it! It's really fantastic. We didn't end up with. The other place I showed you, but it's still nice! Hopefully I can post pics soon. It's so late and I'm exhausted, I'll try to blog again soon.
My friend EQ and I are doing CFN questions, and she has posted my answers to her questions on her blog Misguided Me, go check it out!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Things have been a little crazy for me lately, which why I haven't blogged. My last post was about my friend Jeremy and his accident, asking for prayers! boy did you guys come through! I had so many positive and encouraging responses, and I am so grateful for all of them!
My mom and I went to AZ last week to visit Jeremy and his family. We mostly hung out with is family in the ICU waiting room all day, then went back to the hotel and did it all over again the next day. I didn't mind at all, that was what we went for. Jeremy was still in a medically induced coma, but they let us go see him in his room. It was surreal to see my friend lying in the hospital bed. I would pray for him while I stood in the door. There was good news followed by bad news. When one thing was better, another issue would come up. I was able to go see him once or twice a day. The night before my mom and I headed back to CA, I went to see him for the last time in what would be a while, and I started to cry. It always amazes me the things that make me cry. I don't really cry a lot and I'm usually pretty strong and hold myself together. I hadn't cried the entire time we had been there. But I think knowing that I wouldn't get to see him again for a while, until we could make it back out there, it just hit me. That and seeing him lying in a hospital bed just broke my heart.
But I know the Lord has a plan for him. He has Jeremy in His hands and His will will be done.
I really love Jeremy and his family, they mean so much to me, and I'm reminded of that every time I spend time with them.
All of your prayers and encouragement means so much to me! And I am so grateful! Since you were all so sincere, I wanted to give you the update from yesterday. Jeremy has opened his eyes. He's not responsive yet though, but he's off of medications and they are transferring him to another medical center tomorrow. He still needs a lot of prayer, but what you guys have done already has helped!
Again, thank you all so much! I am going to try to blog again tomorrow, I just haven't felt like anything I have to say about my life is quite as important as what has been going on with him. Everything else just seems to fall by the way side.Since he's on the road to recovery, maybe I can begin to write a little more again. But I can't promise I won't be saying a prayer for him in my blogs or that I will cease asking for prayer!
Question: Do you or have you ever felt like your blogs really pale in comparison to greater things happening in the world?
Monday, September 28, 2009
A lot has happened this weekend. I had a little bit of a breakdown on Saturday about being single, virgin, etc. It was very sad, but it was the way I felt (feel?). My whole thought process and everything was brought to a screeching halt on Sunday morning when I found out one of my closest friends was in a very bad accident on Saturday night. So where I would normally breakdown my weekend for you, I'm simply going to ask that you pray for my friend:
His name is Jeremy. He has no broken bones, but he has trauma to his brain. He and his fmaily need all the prayer they can get! We are praying for complete recovery! Just send a little prayer up when you think about him. Thank you sooo much!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Nostalgia has had a hold on me for awhile! Since I was born in the 80's, I was an actual kid in the 90's and it was wonderful!
I miss Saturday mornings as a kid. It actually started on Friday night, no bed time! Staying up late at night and waking up early to catch these cartoons!
Than came Saturday night:
So that's a trip down memory lane for some of you! Hope it brought back some awesome memories!
If I missed it, what was your favorite show back in the day?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It's been a whole week since I've blogged, I'm terrible I know.
Friday night I went with my friend Stephen and his friend Nyana to a Michael Jackson/Prince Tribute night. It was a lot of fun. They played a lot of old school music and of course MJ and Prince. It was soo hot but the dancing was beyond a good time. I didn't have to worry about some random guy coming up and trying to grind his way through my pelvis. That's what I love about old school music. You can just dance and have fun. No one was trying to be hot or sexy, no pressure to look good. Just dance and have fun!!
Don't get it twisted though, I can dance (i.e. "break someone off"), when necessary, but sometimes it's nice to just be free!
Saturday my mom, a friend of hers and I went up to our church's women's retreat. It was up in the mountains. Friday night I randomly started coming down with something, but went dancing anyways. And I was definitely sick in the mountains. I hate being sick, especially when it's hot, that's incredibly gross.
The rest of the week was mighty uneventful, until last night. (Warning, this is a long story!) I've been talking to this guy, we'll call him SP (not his initials, so don't even try to figure it out). He had asked for my number. I had noticed him before, the few times I had seen him and thought he was really attractive, so I gave him my number. I asked him if he was going to be one of those guys who asks for a number and then never uses it, he told me he would be gone for a few weeks, but he would text me while he was out of town.
About a week later I heard from him, yay!! We text for a couple of hours and things were looking up. He text me again a couple of nights later and then again after that. When he got back in town, he ended up inviting me to this bar where he was which is right around the corner from my job. So I headed over there. He was really nice, we hit it off, had fun. We sat in my car for a bit and talked and I drove him home (he doesn't live far and didn't drive himself to the bar, otherwise, he'd be on his own). During this time, it came out that I am not planning on having sex until I get married...He took this very seriously, which I appreciated.
Naturally the next day I wondered if I would hear from him, especially since now he knew I wasn't giving it up anytime soon. It took everything in me not to text him first. I was trying out the techniques of the book called You Lost Him At Hello. It's a good book, but it's really hard to put some of her suggestions into practice. We had hung out on Friday, I knew he wouldn't text me Saturday because he was having a birthday party that day, so Sunday rolls around and I'm gnawing at my fingers not to text him first. He eventually does text me and we talk some more.
He told me he was really thinking about the fact that I wasn't going to sleep with him and he didn't want to pressure me. I thought that was cool. I thought maybe he was going to turn out to be different from other guys. He sure was starting out the right way. Nice guy, respectful, and funny to boot. Very good start!
To make a long story slightly short, he hasn't been texting me the last few weeks. I have been the one texting him. So I guessed that he decided he wasn't interested in me. What do I expect, right? For me words speak louder than actions, so even though the way he was behaving pretty much told me what was going on, I needed to hear it. I hadn't talked to him for two weeks, and I text him to ask him what was going on. I ended up chickening out and we were just chatting like normal. It gets a little hard to explain here, but basically through the course of conversation he ended up telling me he wasn't interested in me. I was asking him questions about how he behaves towards girls he's interested in. Then he asked if I was interested in a boy.
Me: "Not anymore, but it's good to have insights" (I was thinking of him)
Him: What is his name and what did he do for you not to be?
Me: He just turned out to be the kind of guy I'm not interested in.
Him: Are you thinking about me and not telling me? (He's a smart cookie)
Me: You're funny, and yes I was talking about you
Him: That must make me a bad guy.
Me: No it's doesn't. I didn't say you were a bad guy
So, I kind of lied. I was still slightly interested, but if he wasn't interested in me there was no point in me telling him I was. I also realized I had never had a guy just tell me he wasn't interested. They always just stop talking to me or start acting weird. So I never really get closure. I thought maybe I was a weird, obsessive person, but when I realized he wasn't interested in me, I felt no need to pursue him whatsoever. It was very liberating. So I went to bed not feeling too bad, I mean I understand not wanting to have to go without sex, whatever.
So this morning, we were continuing our conversation from last night and I asked him when he decided he wasn't interested in me anymore and he said probably when this girl who he had been interested in whom he thought would never give him the time of day started showing some interest.
THERE IT IS!!
My world was shattered. Once again I was dropped for some other girl. It was completely different when it was just he wasn't interested. but it hurt far worse that he "found someone better". I HATE that. I don't understand why I can't be good enough. I had hoped with everything that he would be a different guy, he had all the potential to be. But in the end he's just like the rest of them. He's got the girl who hasn't given him a hint of chance and the girl who was nice and accessible. As soon as the first girl bats an eye, off he goes, dropping the girl whom he didn't have to jump through hoops for. I tried soooo hard to be the hard-to-get girl, but I'm so bad at that. I don't want to pretend that I don't like you or am not interested in you. I know it's necessary if I want to get a guy, but I really suck at it. I'm not good and hiding or disguising how I feel. I guess when I really get tired of being alone, I'll suck it up and be the bitch that is apparently necessary to be in order to get and keep a guy. I got really pissed and my texts were definitely showing it. We ended with "we'll be friends", but I'm still pissed. Not at him but at the situation. I'll give him credit, he stuck out the conversation. He's still a decent guy, I just hate that he didn't rise above.
The story is a lot more complicated and intricate than what I've posted but I tried to condense it for you.
Oh well, back to the dating board...
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hey Guy & Gals!
Blogging from Panera Bread in Marina Del Rey (the connection is uber sloooowwww!)
I haven't blogged in awhile, I've been quite busy. And since I work on a computer for about 8 hours a day, I don't really feeling like getting in front of another screen by the time I get home:-P
Had my callback audition for that play, and I got cast for ensemble. I'm not going to take it, because I can't put "ensemble" on my resume and I don't have time to dedicate to something that can't really help further my acting career. I've already done ensemble twice for this director, so I hoped she would give me a chance, but no luck. Something about auditioning gets me completely nervous and I can't remember my lines! But if I'm not auditioning, I do fine! I had to perform a monologue in my Acting II class and I did very well as far as remembering lines. There are a lot of things I still have to learn as an actress. A lot of nuances and techniques. I would love it if I were one of those "naturals" who could just awe people without even trying...But since I'm not, I'm just gonna have to learn!
On The Home Front
Went to look at this 3 BR apartment where my brother and I want to live, and oh my gosh, it's amazing! I really really want to live there. Here are some pics I took:
That's just the living room and the kitchen. I'm in love!! I got all tingly inside at the thought of having my own room and my own space! I've never had that before. I've shared a room with someone my whole life. Even in college I had to share a room with 1 or 2 people. Once I move, I will have a space I can call my own, somewhere I can close the door and be by myself with having to worry about teenage boys coming in or talk on the phone without having to worry about waking someone else up. It will be HEAVEN! Lord willing this will be the place! I realized I wouldn't even know what to do with all that space. I wouldn't know how to decorate or anything! I've never been able to decorate an entire room the way I want to. I'll probably be taking polls and asking you guys opinions and ideas for my room! Yaaaaayy! Getting ahead of myself...calming down.
I played soccer yesterday and pulled a muscle. I think my body is slightly pissed at me for putting it onto the soccer field after so many years of being out of practice. It's a soccer class, so it's coed. And there are mostly guys, which is so much fun! Guys play so much harder and are stronger and faster so us girls have to work harder to keep up. I think it's a good thing. The guys are very aware that we are girls, whenever one of us seems like we're hurt they always ask if we're okay, which they never do for each other. One girl was offended when a guy asked her if she was okay and she said "Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I'm a delicate flower.". This is the attitude that is making our guys cease in treating us like ladies. I don't take offense at a guy checking to see if I'm okay. I want to be recognized as a woman. You can be both a woman and an athlete, it doesn't have to be one or the other. But that's a whole other topic I 'll talk about later...
Speaking of topics, my friend Allison has asked me to become a regular contributor for EveryGirlBlog!! I'm so excited. This is going to keep my writing skills sharp and give me something to do! Not that I don't have enough on my plate, but I like to write and I really need a reason to sit and write at least twice a week! I'll also probably start vlogging.
Well, that's a glimpse into what's going on in my world!
Question of The Day
Before I go, I wanted to share that today, I was sitting in a seat at Panera because all of the tables were taken. I had my food in my lap. And a woman came over and offered me her table because she was done eating. It was very nice of her! It's always nice to discover that there are still really decent people in the world!
Can you think of a time when a stranger offered something to you without being asked?
Campfire Network: Personal questions answered by Blogging Banana!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Hey Hey Hey!!
This was a crazy busy weekend! Sorry it's taken me so long to update!
Here's the recap:
Had a perfectly horrible audition for a play at the community college I'm taking classes at. It was really really terrible. We had to audition in front of everyone and that always makes me super nervous. I got really pissed at myself, wondering what I was doing trying to be an actress and whether I should just give up or not. It was very disheartening. So I did the adult thing and went to happy hour, by myself at a Mexican restaurant/bar, to drown my sorrows. Then some people who love me came to keep me company and then we walked to the beach.
Afterward I met my friend Dawn at her place and we walked to this bar in Culver City that we like. I saw the cute bartender that I met the Tuesday before. He's super cute and he recognized me. He even hooked me up with drinks. Then I walked down the street to meet up with my guy friend who has been lviing in Vegas for the last couple of years. We went and saw Final Destination 3D (I had already seen it), it was good to see him again.
I did nothing all day. It was wonderful!!! I appreciate days I don't have to be up at 4 AM, and gas being what it is, I don't really like leaving the house unless it's for something very specific. Then my brother and I went out with Dawn, Izzy and a bunch of their friends. We did a little pub crawl in the Marina. This is where I witness one of the biggest Cock-Blocks of my entire life:
I love people watching, especially at bars, cuz there are so many different kinds of crazy people. Plus they're drunk. So I see this one chick and first of all, she has on some bright red shorts. They almost look like soccer shorts, and this fairly cute black top. I was confused.
I'm watching her in her obviously drunken state, wondering where her people are. So she sits at the bar, alone, and this guy that's standing near here somehow starts talkng to her. Now this guy is super skinny and is wearing the jeans to prove it. I'm so not this kind of girl who even thinks about this kind of thing, but seriously, if you're gonna wear jeans hat skinny, use a sock if you got nothing goin' on....I mean we wear push-up bras...it's about the aesthetics. Anyway, his shirts tucked in and he has no socks on, so you can imagine the kind of game he has. But he has managed to find a woman who looks like she's been slipped a couple of roofies.
They continue talking, even while she is spinning herself around on the barstool and occasionally hitting my brothers leg who's sitting behind her. As they talk, the guy is getting closer and closer. Putting the moves on her. Slyly putting his arm around her waist, whispering really close to her. At one point his face was soooo close, I was uncomfortable. Then he was just about to go for it, when this guys comes out of nowhere and stand almost right in between them! Then they're talking and the drunk woman just gets up and leaves! Total cock-block! It was a tragedy. Part of me was happy that a drunken woman wasn't taken advantage of, but it's also sad when someone misses sealing the deal. I'm just saying.
My friend invited me to be in this webisode that her friend is creating. I said I would, so I drove out to Studio City early Sunday morning. It was a lot of fun. I played a kid in a daycare, you know with our shoes on our knees. It was pretty funny it's gonna be great to see how it came out. Maybe I'll post the video here so you can see! We had a blast, we shot all day. So not only did I get to meet new people, but I got to meet up and coming people in the entertainment industry. That was a good boost, especially after that horrible audition. I want to do film anyway, so whatevs!
Didn't do anything on Monday.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I'm not gonna be able to sit and blog much today, so I'm gonna to post an article I had in EveryGirlBlog. It's a blogzine created by my friend Allison and her friends. It's a group of girls of all ages and backgrounds with really interesting and fun articles, vlogs, and polls! It's about everything from relationships to music to food to movies to school! It's an amazing group of girls and I highly suggest
Earlier this year, she asked me if she could post some of my N Sync fan fiction. That's right, I wrote N Sync fan fiction, and I loved every minute of it! This was back in high school, when N Sync AND fan fiction were totally cool, so don't judge me! And if you're all nice about it, maybe just maybe I'll dig up some more of my fiction, which was darn good IMO!!
This particular story I wrote by putting N Sync in the places of the Rugrats (Rugrats were also cool at the time!). I was really just messing around, and it was before Lance "came out", which if you read the whole story you'll see why I now feel bad about one of my writing choices, haha! So if you like Rugrats, you'll enjoy it. If you like N Sync, you'll enjoy. If you hate Rugrats and N Sync, you'll probably hate it.
I'll post the first part of the article as published and put a link to the rest of it so you can have a chance to check out EverygirlBlog!
Here's a snippet of the story!
*N Sync: Rugrats Style
Dee Dee Pickles sat at the table, drinking her coffee, and reading the newspaper. She was reading the entertainment section, when her husband, Stu Pickles, walked in.
… “Good morning” He greeted her while getting the milk out of the refrigerator. He saw her reading the paper “Anything good?”
… “Well, there’s a concert tonight. It’s by the group *N Sync. I was thinking we should go see it. I do like their song ‘Bye Bye Bye’.”
… “That sounds like fun. I’ll order the tickets. I’ve heard they’re a great vocal group.”
…In the next room, the babies overheard the conversation in the kitchen.
…”I wonder what a ‘local group’ is ?” one-year old JC turned to his best friend, 2 year old Chris.
… “I dunno, JC, maybe Angelica will know.” Chris answered. JC’s baby brother, Justin, cooed in his rocker, while playing with his rattle.
… Just then, the doorbell rang, and Stu’s brother, Dru, came in with his daughter, JC’s cousin, Angelica. Stu walked with Dru into the kitchen to talk. Angelica walked over the to the play pen that confined her cousin and his companion.
… “Hello babies.”
… “Hi Angelica.” JC waddled over to where Angelica was standing on the other side of the pen. “Do you know what a ‘local group’ is?”
… “Of course I know what a local group is.” Angelica flipped her ponytails, and put her hands on her hips. She knew a lot for a four year old, at least she thought so. “A local group is a group of people that sing for a lot of other people.”
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
It is a good day to blog! (Said in the style of a Klingon, and I do apologize for knowing what that is, however if you understand what that means, apology retracted).
Before you start reading my blog post, I would like you check out BlogginBanana's post, it's a good laugh!
I have today off, regrettably. I was hoping to score a background job on Grey's Anatomy today, but no such luck. I love working on that show. The cast and the crew are pretty cool, they are always long days, and they have the best crafties.
Speaking of background, a couple of posts ago, I said I had some things going on, well one of them was an interview to play a dead body on Criminal Minds:
There were three other girls interviewing, and they picked the one who looked most like the girl who was going to be dead. I wasn't the one, unfortunately, but it's okay. I was that much closer to getting a SAG voucher!
None of this has anything to do with my Love Map.
I checked my e-mail today, and I got an e-mail from OKCupid it's a free dating site. It's a lot of fun though and one of the coolest dating sites I've been to. eHarmony is a waste of time BTW......Anyhoot, they sent me this map that charts where my best matches are according to my profile and matches on their system:
This explains a lot. I really hope there's a guy in Cali that can beat these odds, cuz there's no way in hell I'm moving to North Dakota.....Any North Dakota guys looking to move out to Cali, send me an e-mail, maybe we can make this happen!
As for the world map, why in the world am I match for Jamaica?!?!? Maybe it's cuz I have lots of jobs....(Hey! If you're looking for a PC blog, this isn't the one....) And I'm very pissed about Egypt being one of my best matches too. My One-That-Got-Away is Egyptian.....what the heck?!? Actually, he's not OTGA, he's One-That-left-Me-For-His-Girlfriend-And-Cultural-Reasons. So, eff that love map, I will not date another Egyptian, just to get heart broken again. Being dumped doesn't sound any better in Arabic....
Still trying to find a third roommate! Every time I get a roommate, I lose an apartment, when I get the apartment, I lose a roommate. Why is life trying to keep me in a cramped bedroom? I need space!! I'm breaking out of here, I don't care what it takes. In fact, I should probabbly be on Craigslist searching for a second job...Kay, Bye.
P.S. Thanks to Sonja, I found this signature generator through her blog! What do you think?
Saturday, August 29, 2009
As you can see I have yet again changed the background and the heading for my blog. I can't seem to find one that I absolutely love for very long....What do you guys think of this one?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I don't much feel like Blogging today, but I'm gonna give you a link to Songs That Make Me Smile! **Warning: Some corny songs will be in there! But they make me smile! :-D)**
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Welp, it's 2:29 AM and I have to be at work at 5:00....I'm so boned!
I was lying in my bed with all of these things running around in my head, one of them having to do with my previous post, and a bunch of other things I have going on: trying to find a roommate, and this important opportunity that I have to interview for tomorrow. With all of these things going on, I was lying in bed with my eyes wide open.
I have to be getting ready to go in an hour and a half. I'm going to be sooo tired at work. I don't know how I'm going to survive tomorrow.
There are a couple of things going on in my life that I would like to share about, however none of them are for sures yet, and I have thins fear of jinxing myself if I talk about them too much. As a Christian I probably shouldn't be so superstitious, but I can't help it! :-P I feel like any time I have the possibility of a good thing and I tell anyone about it, it ends up not panning out (i.e. The guy that was almost my boyfriend. I had told anyone about him, and one day I was feeling happy about it, so I told my aunt, who was visiting, about him. He text me that night to say he was going back to his Ex).
As soon as things are settled and dust clears, and I have definite answers, you'll be the first (possibly second or third, depending:-)) to know!
My fam, my friend, and I saw District 9 tonight. We've been trying to see that movie all weekend! It was really good, and I'm glad I'm in the loop now. They were talking about it at work on Monday and I had to turn up my headphones cuz I didn't want to hear any spoilers. I hate spoilers. One of my biggest pet peeves is knowing the end of a movie I haven't seen, or when people just blurt out things that are going to happen. if you don't want to be my friend anymore, just tell me the ending of a movie we're watching. Done.
Well I'm going to attempt to close my eyes now. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Every once in awhile it hits me.
One would think I would be used to it by now, considering I have yet to be in a relationship, but that's not the case. I usually just try not to think about it but every once in while The Loneliness wins, and it's overwhelming thoughts.
What's wrong with me? Why am I not worth anyone's time or effort? Will I ever meet a guy that thinks I'm the greatest girl he's ever met?
Of course my friends and family all say "yes" with no hesitation. But that doesn't always seem so. I mean I'm 26 years old, how have I managed to stay single my entire life? When I start thinking about it, I boil it down to not being pretty enough because I haven't even gotten to the point where a guy even gave me enough of a chance to even consider being with me. It's ridiculous and extremely frustrating.
The only guy to even come close won't even be friends with me now. We had been hanging out, enjoying each others company, and then all of a sudden, he just stopped talking to me, then texts me and says he decided to go back to his ex-girlfriend. The one he had previously been telling me he didn't want to be with anymore and complaining about the stupid things she would do. He said it was for cultural/family reasons, yet now he won't even be friends with me. He treats me rather poorly actually, and you would think that would discourage me from having feelings for him. Well that was almost 4 years ago and I still feel like it happened last week. I still try every once in a while to get him to have a friendship with me which is über pathetic, and I know that, but I can't help it. i hang on to him because I don't have anyone else.
At this point it's pretty much all I think about, what it would be like to have a boyfriend. It's hard for anyone else to understand because no one else I know has gotten to the age of 26 without having an actual relationship.
I hate having a whiney blog post, but I had to let this out for now. Maybe I'll write more later...
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
So I finally got a new phone! My BB Pearl had been going crazy on me. I couldn't end calls and it would randomly turn off. After ComiCon I decided I had to get a new phone. I went with the BB Curve 8900 of course, since I had owned it for a couple of days when I lost my Pearl. It's such an awesome phone, I love the Blackberry OS, and the Curve just makes it even better! The screen is a good size, and I can watch videos!!
I've only had for about 4 days and I'm loving it. I'm sure there's still a lot more I can do with the phone, I just have to keep playing with it. I'm also addicted to BBM! It's so much better than texting. I also got a car charger and a case, so I don't have to drag around a charger and hopefully I won't be scratching it by dropping it with the cases I have. I'm hoping to keep this phone in good condition for a while!
Even the apps on the Curve are improved from the Pearl. I'm very impressed, bravo I say to Blackberry!! Here's a pic I took with my Curve:
Very colorful! (That's my Dad's office. He's been collecting toys from BK and McDonald's forever....)
Next order of business: Moving.
It's definitely time for me to move. I live at home with my family and it's starting to drive me crazy. Not necessarily my family themselves are driving me crazy, more of the fact that I don't have my own space. I'm sharing a room with two younger brothers. I'm dying for space! It's also hard to function as an independent adult when you live with your parents. My parents have never been the strict type though, I've never had a curfew or anything, and they're cool for the most part.
The only thing that is keeping me under their roof is the ridiculous cost of living in Los Angeles! IThe only thing keeping me in LA is the fact that I'm working on an acting career. If it weren't for that, I would have moved away from here long a go. But being an actress also means I can't have a career that pays well, which means I can't afford the ridiculous prices to live here! It's all a huge mess and it's stupid.
Unfortunately, at 18 I went credit card crazy, so I also don't know if I have the credit to move out. Blech. I'm tired of looking for a place to lvie and figuring out who to live wiht. My 23 year old brother wants to move out too, so were gonna find a place, but we can't seem to agree on price or location. I'm getting ver antsy and very frustrated. I'm ready to start my own adult life!! But I feel so trapped living here. Grrr. I don't know what to do!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
ComiCon this year was out of control!! My family and I arrived in San Diego on Wednesday evening. We had 4-Day passes, so we got to go in for preview night on Wed. The line to get your passes was long, but it always goes quickly.
My brother was till working so he was going to come Friday morning, but my mo was wondering if we could get his pass for him. I said probably not, because they are pretty tight about security and without proper I.D., they wouldn't let us get the extra badge. So I get up to the counter. I give the girl my ID an I start looking at my phone, she looks at my ID then says "Can you look up please?", so I do, and say thanks for checking. Then my little brother goes up, he has his sunglasses on and she asks him to take them off. He complies, gets his badge and stands with me. She checks my mom's ID, she gets hers. The three of us are waiting for my dad to get his badge. We're all talking about how he's not gonna get our other brother's badge, cuz she was making us jump through hoops just to get our own. So we're waiting. Then my dad comes over and we ask if he got my brother's badge and he says yes!! AND she didn't make him take off his hat OR his glasses!! So not only did he get his own, without being double-checked, but he got someone else's badge! We joke about people treating my dad like royalty all the time, but this was insane!! I swear people love my dad, and we cannot figure out why! I mean he's a good guy of course, but why the heck didn't he have to give a blood sample like the rest of us?!?!
Anyway, my dad ended up booking two rooms at two different hotels, and we couldn't cancel the one we didn't want so we had to pay for one night at a hotel we didn't stay at which really sucked.
The rest of the trip was just going to panels and wading through crowds and body odor, feeling like cattle. Yes, it was fun! Not the cattle or the BO part, but the rest of hit.
The highlight of my ComiCon adventure was on Saturday. Here's a little back story first:
Chuck is one of my favorite shows on TV. I've watched it from the series premier and own season 1 on DVD. Last year I was lucky enough to be on the show as background three times! During those times I got to chat with Zachary Levi, the star of the show. He is one of the nicest most genuine actors (and just people!) I've ever met. He speaks to everyone, all the background, which a lot of principal actors won't do. They pretend you aren't even there. He made everyone feel comfortable and have wanted to have fun. Adam Baldwin was also a really great guy. But being the girl that I am, I developed a small crush on Zachary Levi. I didn't pay attention to him like that at first, but then I had a random dream where he was my boyfriend, and I kind of started to see him different, lol. Then I actually met him and it was all over. He's funny and a good guy (well from what I could tell). I had a one-on-one conversation with him one of the times I was on set. It wasn't a long or meaningful conversation, just shooting the breeze between takes. Now flash forward:
I had planned on going to the Chuck panel which was in the morning at 11:00, so I woke up at 9, and got ready, cuz I knew there would be a ridiculous line. So I get dressed and head over to the convention center. I get there at 9:30, plenty of time to stand in line and get a seat. To my dismay, I see that the panel starts at 10:00, instead of and hour and a half early, I was half an hour early, and there were already 5000+ people in line! They were saying if you weren't already in line, you probably weren't going to get in. I stood by the entrance like a sad puppy watching as everyone else got to go inside. I struggled with whether or not to get in line and see what happened. But they had started so I stayed in front of the doors to see what was happening. While I was standing there broken-hearted, a woman came up to me and asked if I was going into Chuck, and I said "Eventually, maybe, hopefully." Thinking she was gonna stand there with me. Instead, she hands me a little pink slip. It's a re-entry pass to get into the panel! It might as well have been Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket! I thanked her and headed for the entrance, almost waving the pass in the face of the security who had seen me watching sadly from outside. They're lucky I didn't stick my tongue out!
The panel was really good (Here's the link!). Afterward, I decided to take a chance and go up to the stage to take pics, even though I thought the cast would probably just leave. They did take pics then they all headed off stage, but knowing what I knew about Zachary Levi, I thought he might come out to the stage and say hi. Sure enough he turned around and came to the side of the stage I was on. I was right up against the stage, he was shaking people's hands then started signing autographs. I didn't have anything for him to sign, so I just took of my ComiCon Badge. A woman came beside him and started intercepting things for him to sign, she was doing her best to help him get as much signed as possible. She took my badge, but he kept grabbing stuff from other people. Then another woman came out and said he was gonna have to go. So the first woman said he could only sign five more. I was afraid she wouldn't give him mine. He signed a few more, then she said "This is the last one" and handed him my badge. He took it, looked at it, and I could see him read my name, then he started looking around for me! I raised my hand and he saw me and said "You do background on Chuck!" and gave me a high five. Then announced to everyone that I do background on the Show.
Oh.My.God. I could have died right then and there. He recognized my name and looked for me in a crowd!! I couldn't believe it. How many actors would remember a background player from their TV show? My day, no my entire trip was made from that moment alone. I don't know how he even recognized my name, but it just makes me all happy that he did!
The rest of the trip was fun, I like spending time with my fam. But I feel I've hit my limit on the story telling for one post!!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I was supposed to be in Vegas this weekend, but all my friends bailed on me. So I decided to treat myself to a day at the Burke Williams spa. I told my mom I was going so she decided to join me.
After the tour, we were shown to the lockers which were very nice. We changed and got into our robes and slippers.
It's funny because I really don't have issues being undressed in front of people, but I always cover up for their sakes! I mean I understand we are all women, but I'm sure no one wants to see me naked, cuz I don't want to see anyone else naked!!
We started with a 25-minute massage...Oh.My.Gosh. It was amazing! I've never in my life had a professional massage before today, just small ones from friends. I will have to recommend that if you have not had a professional massage, get one! 25 minutes was no where near long enough.
When we finished that we had the whole spa to explore. They had every single amenity you could think of. There was lemonade, water, and fruit for snacking. They had towels everywhere and slices of cucumber to put over your eyes. Then we got up and went to the hot tub. That was nice, the water was extra hot, and they had face towels sitting in ice to keep cool. When we finished that, my mom and I went out to the atrium and relaxed for a bit, we both fell asleep.Then we headed inside we decided to stop in the quiet room. It was very....quiet. There were La-Z-Boys, blankets, and cucumber slices and water. I threw a blanket over me and slept some more. My mom left by the time I had gotten up.
When I got up, I went into the steam room. Wow! It was very steamy but the steam had eucalyptus in it. I felt extremely hydrated and my skin was loving every second of it! My mom said she had been in there earlier and a lady had sneezed in the steam room, so she left. Ewwww!! I mean I know sneezes sometimes just happen, but in a steam room? That's just gross...
We stayed in there for a while then headed to the showers. They had Skintimate shaving cream, razors, deaodorant spray, even shower caps! It was very indulging to have everything right at your finger tips. They seriously thought of everything.
I brought my own shampoo because I tried generic stuff at a spa once and my hair was like "what the hell are you doing?!?!?" it sucked any kind of moisture my hair had right out and I couldn't get it back to save my life, or rather my hair's life. I swore I would never do that again. Black girls hair just can't take the same stuff as everyone else's. I know our hair looks tough, but really it's fragile!
After that I changed and took my little bag to the vanity room. They had blow dryers, brushes (they cleaned), mirrors, cotton swabs, hair ties, hair sprays and even some aromatherapy cooling towels for when you get hot from blow-drying your hair. Like I said, everything! I brought my straightener so I could look decent when I left! Nothing like having a luxurious day only to look crappy when you leave. My face felt super soft from the steam room so I didn't dare gunk it up with make-up. Ijust threw on lipstick and mascara.
At the sinks, they had face moisturizer, mouth wash, and toner. We asked for toothbrushes and they gave us a couple. They had toothpaste already in the bristles,*sigh*. Seriously, little things like that are just icing on the cake.
This was such a wonderful experience, I am going to have to do it again. I wish I could do it twice a month, at least. I wonder if it would loose it's specialness though? It doesn't seem like it could. I could have spent the entire day in there with a good book and my Zune!
So if you have not yet treated yourself to a day at the spa, I would say go for it, as soon as possible!! Splurge, treat yourself, I'm sure you deserve it!
Friday, June 26, 2009
My friend Allison invited me to a Beauty Blog Launch party last night hosted by HelloPrettyLovesYou, which her friend Danielle helps write for. It was a great party there were gift bags with really awesome products.
It was pretty cool, I did background on Iron Man 2 this week and one of the ladies who did my hair used this stuff called Porosity, and it was really great on my hair, it made it feel soft and moisturized. I looked it up online on Wednesday and it was about $30. I almost bought but decided to wait. So last night, at the launch party, they had a raffle. Allison won this GREAT beach package prize with a swimsuit, towel, flip flops, and a lot of other stuff. She had another winning ticket, and she let me have it, so I went and got the prize. When I looked inside, there was a bottle of Porosity!!! I couldn't believe it!!! It was one of the coolest moments. Here's all the stuff I got:
HelloPrettyLovesYou.com is having a give away, you can win this stuff and more! Check out their blog!
We met some really cool ladies at this party. A lot of them were bloggers and some were reps for beauty products and companies. It was a really cool event to be a part of. I met one woman, Leslie, and she had just signed up for Twitter a few minutes before she had left to come to the party. I showed her how to download TwitterBerry and I started following her. She's really cool, you should follow her!
This whole event got me thinking, I would really like to start writing/blogging about beauty products and even entertainment. I kind of already started that with my other blog. Obviously I don't update nearly as much as a should. I'm gonna have to buckle down and discipline myself to really research stuff and then write about it. I just get so busy. I need to become more passionate about it and really make it a priority. I don't really know what holds me back. I'll have to ponder this. I'm thinking I should start finding a place like a Starbucks or better yet a CoffeeBean (free Wi-Fi! Wooo!) and plan one day a week that I go sit and write. Blog, stories, everything.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Don't be fooled by the post title. This has nothing to do with Kristin Chenoweth song, but I love her and I love the song, and I'm listening to it now, so why not?
Goodness, it's been a while since I've posted.....Sometimes I think my life just isn't interesting enough to blog about every day. And then if something of interest or potential does happen to me, I dare not jinx it by posting it on my blog. Superstitious, I know, but it's hard not to think the world revolves just to screw you over sometimes! Nice thoughts for a Christian girl like myself right? *sigh*
I have faith in God and I know He's got my back, but that doesn't mean I don't have the same feelings as everyone else! Some people make that mistake about Christians I think. We're allowed to have doubts and feelings. Our lives are far from perfect!
What has happened since I last posted? Ah! Well first of all, I waited until that Thursday to buy a new phone, the Blackberry Curve 8900. I went to the store, renewed my contract and bought the new phone. I LOVE it, I played with it on my way home. I get home, start doing my workout, and then Pacific Theaters calls.....they found my phone! Of course, so I ended up taking the new phone back and kept my old phone. It was very sad. But I'm thinking I'll keep my old phone through the summer because I don't want to lose or mess up a new phone while going to the beach or other summer type activities.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Went to see Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian today. Really good movie, maybe even better than the first one. I love Hank Azaria, he's amazing. I just wish he hadn't cheated on Helen Hunt:-\
It was very funny in my humble opinion. It's rare these days for a sequel to equal (that rhymes!) it's predecessor, let alone exceed it. The previews however did not promise a good movie line-up for the summer. Hopefully that's because it was a family movie.
I also saw Terminator: Salvation this weekend. I liked that as well. There were a few unanswered questions, but I was entertained.
You: That's great Gen, but when are you going to explain your lack of clothing?
Me: Ah yes! My nakedity....Well, after leaving the theater, I realized that I did not have my phone with me. I know I had it with me at the theater, yet it was not in my possession. It is officially missing. When I first called, it rang, now when I call it goes straight to voicemail. I'm guessing someone found it, but who knows. You'd think they would pick up or something, if they were any kind of decent. Yes, it's a Blackberry, but it's only a Pearl and it's rather beat up, why would you keep it?!?! And of course I just got internet for it on Friday.....and of course T-Mobile is closed to day because it's a hoiday so I can't even suspend my service. What are the odds of that happening? *sigh*
I have been terrible with my blogging. I knew I would drop the ball, but I'm hoping to pick it back up again. I think my next blog will be a tribute to some original bloggers....Maybe that will keep me motivated.
Posted by Gen Driver at 9:25 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Had to be at work at 5 AM this morning! Blech. I had to make my alarm one of the obnoxious sounds on my phone or I would simply ignore it.
I peeled my eyes open reluctantly at 4:00. What a horrible hour to have to get out of bed! I don't think I'll ever really get used to it. All though I think I've had to get up at just about every hour possible between my job and doing background work.
Oh, Backtrack: Last night I got a text from the guy I met at the party, we were supposed to go see a movie on Tuesday, but he never called. I didn't text him or anything, I just figured whatever and was content to stay at home and chill. Anyway, I get a text at 10, saying that he his phone had broken and he just got a new one. Hmmmm. I mean I have no real reason not to believe him, and that kind of thing does happen. Plus, he was the one who asked me, so I don't think he would just be trying to get out of it. It just seems a little weird to me, but I'm not the pouty-pissed-off type of chick, so I don't really care. However, I'm trying to me the new me when it comes to dating, relationships and guys. So, in lieu of the Old Me, I decided to not text him back right away, but to wait until the next morning.
Flashforward To Present:
Even though it was such a beastly hour, I had to be prepared for my whole day. I was gonna go to the beach after work since I got off at 11, but I was also going to the gym. One thing I hate about living 20 minutes away from the area that I conduct most of my life in is that I have to think through my whole day before I leave my house because I hate driving and wasting the gas. Once I'm on the westside, I'm there till I'm ready to rest my bones! So I put on my swimsuit, one of my new tops, and the shorts I wore as a Ghostbuster. It was cute. The top is Babydoll style though, which falls just below my thighs, and the shorts are short, so it looks like I'm not wearing anything underneath. No.....I'm not a slut.
Work was slow, not too much going on. I got to see my friend DL (not real name, as none of the guys' names in here are). I hadn't seen him in a while, so it was nice to see him again. We always seem to miss each other at work.
I had ordered a pepperoni pizza online at CPK. So I headed over to grab my lunch. I had to stop at the store for sunscreen and a drink. I was standing at the sunscreen shelves trying to decide which of the million choices was best, when an older gentleman said while he walked in my direction "Cute. Very cute." I turned to see who was talking and he smiled at me. Now, when I say older, I mean could be a friend of my dad's. I smiled politely and laughed awkwardly. Then as he passed he said "You should come on our boat!" I didn't really know what to say to that...so again, awkward laugh. Oh, yeah let me just go hop on your boat with you Mr. Strangeman! And why don't we just leave my car here, and I'll ride with you while we're at it! Then I can finally cross rape & abduction off of my wishlist!" Let me clarify, this is in the Marina, so there are boats around, so it wasn't a horrifically random invitation, but still! So I just awkwardly laughed until he went away. I immediately text Dawn, Ingrid and Allie. Dawn, Ingrid and I had been talking about how you never go on a boat with a guy cuz you could end up trapped in the middle of the ocean! We were joking, but here I was with an actual proposal!
He passed by again to go checkout, and again threw an invitation my way for this "Boat Party". Said I would be a "welcome guest". Yeah I'm sure. He didn't even say, "Oh, I have a son who would love to meet you!", no it was obvious I would be his guest. I'm sorry but if you're gonna be that old trying to holler at me, you better look like one of these guys:
And he did not.
Cue Awkward Laugh. Don't look him in the eye. Crisis Averted.
So I finally reached my destination. I laid out my towel, put in my Zune, and read a magazine. It was really great! I just sat by myself for a while. After awhile I decided I just head out to the gym. So I started walking back to my car.
These two guys walked by as I was sitting in my car, getting ready to go. They were talking to me, and I joked with them as they walked. Then one of them said "Bye' as he kept looking back at me me. I said bye. Then I continued to get the sand off of my feet. I could see the two of them loitering in the area, looking like they had something to do, but the one guy kept looking back at me. I had sunglasses on, so I don't think he saw me see him. Anyway, they eventually came back over and introduced themselves to me. They were working on a music video they were filming on the beach (Truth! I had already scene the trailers and stuff, plus they had walkie-talkies! Hehe.), then the friend said he had to go to the restroom and left the other guy there. We talked for a bit, he seemed cool. He also had sunglasses on, but he seemed cute from what I saw. We're both from the same area. He could be fun to hang out with. He got my number, so we'll see where that goes!
Tomorrow is going to be even more hectic! I probably won't get home til late! Blah.
(FYI: That's "Laterz", but with the British absence of the "t" sound)
Monday, May 4, 2009
Another Good Weekend Notch on my belt!
I decided to treat myself this week. I haven't been spending money, even when I got my tax refund, go me! So I went to the galleria and bought a few things. I actually bought six pairs of shoes!! I have NEVER bought that many shoes at once in my entire life! It was quite exciting. I bought some jewelry and tops too.
I really spoiled myself. I got a manicure a pedicure and got my hair did! I think I'm "spent", at least for a while.
After I got my hair done on Friday, we went to go see Wolverine. I liked it!! My brothers were complaining that it strayed from the comics. Yes it did, but it was still entertaining. The one thing that bugged me was that Gambit was making cards float, like mind control or something. But Gambit can't do that in the comics. So that was annoying, but the rest was very entertaining.
Saturday was my boss' birthday party. It was at The Parlor in Santa Monica, and it was 80s themed. I wasn't sure how I was going to pull a costume together, but I did it! I decided I wanted to go as a Ghostbuster. I found a tan shirt at Salvation Army and some cute tan shorts at JC Penney's that I can wear this summer. I already had gloves. Then, it was crazy, I was going to try to find some black fabric to make arm bands, and I was looking on my bed for something, when I foud and arm sleeve my mom had made YEARS ago when I was minnie mouse. It was made out of black leggings. We cut it into arm bands. It was so random that it was on my bed. I mean I literally hadn't seen this thing since I was like 9, and it just randomly shows up when I need it. I was Spengler, glasses and all:
The bartender was VERY good looking. I really wanted to talk to him more, but he was so good-looking I just kind of froze up at the thought of talking to him. Now had I not been interested. Oh I would have been witty all get out! *sigh*
I was people-watching, something I enjoy doing at parties. They had rented out the upstairs section but random people were still coming up. It was awesome seeing people's faces when they saw all the 80s madness and was wondering what was going on. I met another gal named Catherine. Dawn had introduced me to her. We were having a good time. A few guys came up to us talked but we had our sights set on the bartender. I decided to go sit at the bar where I would be more likely to talk to him, seeing as how he wouldn't be able to come up to me;-)
While I was sitting there, a group of guys came by me. They commented on my costume, and then one of them started to talk to me. He was telling me about his job and how he has to commute from OC to downtown LA. I said I used to work at Disneyland so I know what that's like. Then he said he used to work at Disneyland! We found out we were there at the same time, both in foods. Small world! He was pretty cute and nice, so I continued to chat with him. His friends had left him, so he had to go find them. But he got my number first. I can tell I wouldn't really get a long with his friends, but he seems cool.
The rest of the party was fun, I hung out with Catherine most of the time. We're gonna try to hang out, we got along really well. I think we could be good friends!
Yesterday, my brother invited me to a screening of Star Trek. Before the movie, we went to his friend's BBQ. They had just moved into a new place and invited a bunch of people over. They were really cool. I'm usually weary of meeting new girls, but they were fun! I wanna hang out with them again. It's always a little awkward hanging out with my bro and his girl friends cuz there's a little flirting, and I'm never sure where I should look, haha!
Then his other friend who was going with us to the screening met us there. As it turned out, she went to college with Jamie, one of the girls who lived there! They did the girl scream when they saw each other, it was pretty funny and random. They hadn't seen each other since graduation.
After a while we headed off to Paramount Studios for the screening. I was actually excited to see the movie. Even though I'm not a bonified Trekkie, it looked like it would be good. It was soooo good! I want to see it again. My mom and dad are totally into Star Trek. They used to watch all the series. I want to go see it with them, and see if they like it. My brother's friend was there, whom I happen to think is extremely good-looking (Lord help me if he ever read this blog!). Yeah, unfortunately, I was looking slightly marmish because my brother told me to dress "business casual". While his friend's date was in a sexy top and pencil skirt. I didn't even try to compete. I just chalked it up as a loss. My second loss when it comes to that guy! Oh well...
It was a good weekend! I had fun, met new people, and got be a ghostbuster, who can complain about that?!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
So, I promised myself I would try to blog everyday, even if nothing "interesting" happened. Let's see, what I can get out of today.
I woke up early to get stuff started for Youth Group with the fundraiser I'm heading. Deadlines sure sneak up on you, don't they? I always say I'll do stuff then it comes up so fast and I feel like I had no time to prepare! This was my first day off in 13 days!! I'm not one of those people who just says "I've been busy", but I haven't. When I say I've been busy, I really have. My days seem to go by so quickly. between having to be at work and trying to fit the gym in, I feel like those are the only two places I've been in the last two weeks.
So, I read this book called You Lost Him At Hello. It's a good book. This woman has applied sales techniques to dating. It sounds weird, but it seems like it would work, in theory. I haven't had a chance to really put any of her techniques to the test. However, part of what she stresses is to not always be available. She also says, women, you have to play games. It sucks, but you have to play the games guys make us play. Even though they swear they don't like games, it's a lie, because there are rules you have to follow. I know this is true because I didn't like playing games either, and I've been doing things my way, and I've been single my whole life. So I've decided to buckle down and do what these books suggest, rather than my own natural desires.
I wanted to text TR yesterday to say bye and whatever, you know, just any reason to start a conversation. But I told myself not to. I ate my fingers to keep from typing on my phone. Somehow I distracted myself and got through yesterday without saying anything. Today I wanted to just forget what the book said and send him a text. But then I told myself again, "No, you've always done it your way, and it's gotten you nothing. Try something different!", so I didn't.
My problem is, I feel like any little thing could stop a guy from being interested in me. Only the guys I'm interested in though. Guys I have absolutely no interest in whatsoever won't leave me alone no matter what. What is up with that? Why are the guys I'm into not into me?
ANYway, so I went to the gym, to continue my workout routine and to keep my hands occupied. When I get there, I feel my phone vibrate. It was TR! He actually text me first! I couldn't believe I did it. I waited, and he text me first. I kind of like this feeling.
I like being pursued. I prefer to be pursued. But I'm so used to having to be the pursuer it's hard for me to think anyone would ever want to pursue me. A guy making an effort into seeing me or going out of his way to talk to me seem like a fairytale, or something that only happens in movies. It's very hard for me to imagine a guy liking me enough to work to get and/or keep me. It's very sad, but I'm trying not to think that way.
Well that's another glimpse into my love life and why it is the way it is now. More shall reveal itself in due time I'm sure. La'az!
Monday, April 27, 2009
This weekend turned out to be very interesting! A great turn around from Thursday indeed.
Friday morning I went to the gym and did my workout, just in time to meet my friend Dawn at the theater. We were going to see 17 Again. Turned out the movie time was different from what she had found, and I had to be at work at 3:00. We found it playing at another theater not too far at 12:30, so we headed over.
We got good seats in the middle, just where I like them! Let me tell you, Pacific in downtown Culver City is my FAVORITE theater. The seats are comfortable and the stadium seating is perfect, you don't have to worry about people's big heads or hairdos getting in your way! Anyway there was Dawn and I, two grown men (who weren't together, they were sitting far from one another, which was interesting), and a couple I think.
I'm so glad there weren't a lot of people, because Dawn and I were drooling over Zac Efron the entire time! I thought he was hot in Hairspray, but didn't think much of him, but now, I've become one of those tween girls screaming about him! I'm really much too old for this, but he's so GORGEOUS, it's ridiculous. Since Hayden Christensen went and got married, I think I've found his replacement....Don't even get me started on why he's so attractive. And what makes him hot in this movie is that he's playing a grown man. So he's not some dumb high school kid. His is a man, and he did an excellent job! His mannerisms and facial expressions were priceless. I really think he could be another great actor of our time if he picks the right roles.
Had to work at 5:oo am on Saturday, but it wasn't too bad cuz I was working with Dawn again, and we were still on our Zac Efron high. We were positively giddy at the thought of the boy. But it was fun being silly with someone else about a celebrity crush.
I was supposed to hang out with my brother and our friends because our friend Avery has never seen Final Destination and we were going to watch the trilogy. But he had a family emergency, so we ended up not going. I checked my e-mail when I got home and I got an e-mail from a guy I met at Brennan's back in September. We'll call him TR. I hadn't heard from him a in while. He's from out of state, but he was in LA for work, and he asked for my number. My brother and I were trying to figure out what to do for the night, but I was so tired I was falling asleep. Then I got a text from TR asking me to come out. I wanted to but I was super tired, and I did not fee like driving, but my brother was feeling like going out, so I figured if he was driving I would go. We ended up meeting TR and his friends in Venice. It was cool. We got there kind of late so we weren't there for long. It was cool though. I always like hanging out with my brother.
When I saw TR, I gave him a hug and he said "You look great!", this was cool because guys always say that in movies when they see the girl after a while, and I always thought: Guys never say that in real life! So I was really flattered. It doesn't take much for me, lol. I'll have to recap my love life /dating experiences one of these days so you'll understand my awkwardness when it comes to the opposite sex.
Had to work again on Sunday. It wasn't a long shift, and my mom and brothers picked me up to go to the Festival of Books at UCLA. It was crowded!! We go every year, and it's getting crazier!! My mom and I found some good info.
We were walking around when I saw a guy that looked familiar. He looked like a guy I dated last year. We will call him AC. So I text him and asked him if he was at the Festival, and he said yes. We ended up finding each other. I haven't seen him in about a year, and we just stopped talking to each other. There was no break-up or anything wrong, we just lost communication. Gave him a hug and he said "You look great!", haha!! This was awesome. I was so glad I decided to wash my hair on Friday, and look semi cute even though we were just going to the festival. So random, I see two guys I haven't seen in a while, and they both tell me I look great which I thought was a movie myth, and urban legend.
After the festival, my mom and brothers and I decided to go see Race To Witch Mountain. It sucked. The writing was terrible, it was cliche and just a BAD movie. I am not picky about my movies, so if I say it's bad, it's BAD.
We ended up seeing another homeschool mom we knew when I was in high school. She was bragging to my mom about being a grandmother, and my mom was saying she was jealous. I hate these conversations because then I'm looked at like "Why don't you have any kids yet?!", I'm like mom, would you like me to just run out and get pregnant? Cuz I can probably do that. I was just hoping to actually be in love and have a husband before I have children. If you would like to go out in LA and find me a decent guy, go for it, and good luck! I always hate seeing people that I knew from high school. I mean I live at home and I'm trying to be an actress. My life is not really noteworthy as of yet. SO then I have to say oh, I'm working on an acting career or oh I'm an online moderator. Neither of which are very impressive. But I'm making those sacrifices for my dream career. But that's for another blog another time!
Went to work. Tried to do homework at Coffee Bean afterwards, but it was too cold outside, and all the tables inside were taken. I get a text from TR asking me if I can come hang out. I tell him I have to go to the gym then go home and get ready. I invite Dawn, Allison and Chelsea. We all meet in Venice Beach at a bar to watch the Lakers game (GO LAKER S 4- 1, WOOOO!). Then the three of us end up going back to the Ritz-Carlton with TR and his friend. It was good times after that, but I won't go into detail.
Also, this weekend I had checked my Facebook and I got a wall comment from The Guy, another long story, let's just say he's kind of 'The One That Got Away, only it would be The One That Let Me Go. The one whom I've had feelings for, that I can't get rid of, for the last three years. He never initiates any conversation with me, it's always me talking to him. But he actually wrote to me first.
So it was a very interesting weekend as far as my "Love" Life goes. Lol, I didn't meet anyone knew, but I had interactions with a few guys from the past. It was really weird that it all happened in the same weekend.
How was your weekend?