Monday, February 27, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
...At least that's what I like to think (should my pride be 'very low'? That doesn't sound very American).
It's very true that I'm a glutton. Today I ate my weight in lovely cheeses. But then my lactose intolerance kicked in so I paid dearly for that one. However I DID narrowly avoid buying and consuming a taro boba. You should be proud of me. I'm just like my dog. All we think about is where our next meal is coming from.
I need to think about something more productive and positive. Maybe I should concentrate on how I can be part of the solution to some of the world's problems, like the unequal distribution of the earth's resources, wealth, power, etc. Ay de mi.
I wish we all had the power and desire to make each other's lives perfect. I still believe in common decency. But in the real world this doesn't happen. In general, people can't be bothered to be nice to each other. Why do we make goo-goo faces at babies and then when the babies grow into young people and adults we make ugly assumptions about them and pretend they're not there until they cut us off on the road or something?
What one group wants doesn't always match with what others want. Sometimes my instinct tells me to go hide in a grass hut or favela/slum somewhere and listen to music and play with kids and pretend that everything and everyone is all fine and dandy. Kids are awesome. This quiz is also pretty fun. Take it and reflect.
How do you measure up? Seven Deadly Sins Quiz
First of all, what's a Throg? Why is it's neck important enough to be put on a sign?
I am also very disturbed by the people driving this car. All the things glued on it are renditions of hands. The driver was going 50 miles an hour, so we quickly passed him, but I saw a phrase on the car, something along the lines of "Epicenter of the universe..." The driver, who looked like a hippy Santa Claus, was going so slow that after stopping for a sit down lunch at Bob's Big Boy we passed him a second time on the road. So I got this picture, through my bf's very dirty window.
Friday, February 24, 2006
We do it island style.
For example/Por ejemplo/Per essempio:
Okay in the middle of thinking of these words I thought of a bunch of words that don't work. So I guess my theory isn't sound. But it's still fun to think about. I had you going there for a second, didn't I?
My family has an extensive history with In-n-Out. My 3 siblings and I, along with my 2 sisters-in-law and a cousin, have all worked there at some point. They only exist in CA, NV, and AZ. One of my brothers manages a store back home. We've never gotten tired of the food, even though the menu ONLY consists of burgers, fries, and shakes. No onion rings, no bbq sauce, no chicken sandwiches, no kids meals.
Always fresh, never frozen.
McDonalds, Burger Kings, Bob's Big Boys, Starbucks
GW bridge traffic (Throgs Neck smells how it sounds)
frozen faces, smiling faces, sparkly engagement ring
kemps + blockuses + quoridors (suck)
thai and turkish, and then serbo-croatian & nepali, honduran & hungarian
fishbone surgery and peos hediondos
polar bear puppets and penguin paraphernelia
panoramic views of the Haven
no buying wine on Sunday, but drinking beer in "Bar" okay (silly Puritan state)
Yalies are great, their significant others too
old friends and kinda new
hope to see them again real soon!
Sunday, February 12, 2006
I look like a skittle. I'm wearing purple sweats and an orange hoodie. And my brand new snow boots. Don't worry, I haven't left the house in this get-up. I'm snowed in for now (see pic). But I'm so happy about the snow! Since I didn't spend my sunny So Cal childhood playing with snow I have a lot of catching up to do.
Colors are my favorite. I used to only wear black, gray, and blue--but now the brighter the better. I think it all started senior year in college. I wonder if that indicates some kind of fundamental change in my personality or attitude since my teenage years. Hopefully.
Anyway, I'm also ecstatic for this year's "spring break." I'm going to Hawaii. I went last April, but to a different island. There, it was japanese tourists and Coach stores and traffic and dining out. This one is pretty remote. From the pictures I've seen it's just mountains and beach and hiking and tanning. Sounds good to me. Quality time in my "carrot" orange bikini. I plan on regaining the color I've lost during my stint in the East Coast. Truthfully, the color of my skin just hasn't been the same since I first came here for college 6 years ago. But I guess what matters most is the content of my character. Skittles, snow, color, and future travel plans to warmer climes. And apparently now Friendly's triple chocolate ice cream. To which I will now devote my attention.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
It's 78.5 degrees in my apartment in the middle of winter in DC. We don't even turn on our heat. We just happen to live right next to the boiler room. It's so hot that I am developing heat rashes behind my knees as we speak. I'm trying not to scratch them.
And we don't get any natural light in our apartment at all. On the weekend I'll wake up in the dark thinking that it's still 5am or something, when it's actually 1pm. And we're paying for this 2-bed 1-bath dirt floor cave as much as my parents were paying a few years ago for a 5-bed 3-bath house with huge back, front, and side yards.
Just to clarify, I love my apartment because it's in the most awesomest location, ever.
Consider the global priorities in spending in 1998
(in $U.S. Billions)
6---Basic education for everyone in the world
8---Cosmetics in the United States
9---Water and sanitation for everyone in the world
11---Ice cream in Europe
12---Reproductive health for all women in the world
12---Perfumes in Europe and the United States
13---Basic health and nutrition for everyone in the world
17---Pet foods in Europe and the United States
35---Business entertainment in Japan
50---Cigarettes in Europe
105---Alcoholic drinks in Europe
400---Narcotics drugs in the world
780---Military spending in the world