Friday, May 30, 2008

Today's adventure: A Meme

Okay, here is a sad-but-true fact: I have always wanted to do a meme on my blog, but I didn't have a blog. Now I do, so I'm going to do the Alphabet Meme, stolen (ahem, borrowed) from Neophyte Knitter.

Accent: I don't think I have one. I live in Southern California, and I don't have a "valley girl" accent or anything. I've also studied dialects in theater classes, and I think mine is pretty much "American English Standard."

Breakfast or no breakfast: Usually not, but I love cereal for a snack.

Chore I don't care for: Cleaning the bath tub.

Dog or cat: I don't have either, but I could have either.

Essential electronics: My cellphone, my computer, and my DVR.

Favorite cologne: Country Apple from Bath and BodyWorks, sadly discontinued.

Gold or silver: Silver.

Handbag I carry most often: Well, it was my awesome seatbelt bag, but now it's a little red bag with Chinese characters on it.

Insomnia: Not really.

Job Title: Studio Tour Guide.

Kids: Not yet, but next year, I hope.

Living arrangements: One bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, which I share with The Huz, Lord P.

Most admirable trait: I can see the silver lining of any dark cloud.

Naughtiest childhood behavior: Messing up my bedroom, and never cleaning it.

Overnight hospital stay: Never.

Phobias: I have arachnophobia.

Quote: "There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. No day but today." (Jonathan Larsen, Rent)

Reason to smile: The Huz, Lord P.

Siblings: An older brother, a twin brother, and a younger brother.

Time I wake up: Lately, I've been waking up at 6:30 am for no reason whatsoever, but I go back to sleep till about 9:30.

Unusual skill or talent: Nothing unusual, but I can sing pretty well.

Vegetable I refuse to eat: Beets. They taste like dirt.

Worst habit: Nail biting, and not cleaning up after myself.

X-rays: My left arm (twice), my back, my left ankle, and my teeth.

Yummy stuff: Turkey and avocado sandwiches. Cinnamon Buns ice cream.

Zoo animal I like most: Pandas.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Today's adventure: Nothing!

I am a studio tour guide at Universal Studios. I am not working very much right now, and I have to say, it does not suit me to have nothing to do. When I don't have something to do, I more than likely do nothing.

You know sometimes, when you are bored and have nothing to do, you'll do housework, or go exercise or something like that? But I hate that stuff. It's so hard for me to get motivated to do stuff I don't want to, even if I have nothing else to do. I actually like exercising, it's just hard to get up the gumption to start. I need structure, like an appointment with a trainer, or a class to go to. And I like exercise disguised as fun, like playing tennis, or swimming, or basketball.

And I won't say I did absolutely nothing today. I did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen sink. I made myself take a walk around the block. I knitted on my pillow cover (Ravelry link). This is an older picture - I finished another repeat of the circles. I made dinner - fish sticks, corn, and macaroni and cheese. I keep thinking I might need to get a third job, just to keep me occupied. But summer is beginning, and work is supposed to pick up, since this is peak season. It seems silly to me to get another job when I should be working a lot in a couple of weeks.

I need a new project.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Today's adventure: Thievery!

My car was broken into today. At church (Is nothing sacred?). They broke my passenger side window, grabbed my purse, and got my phone and wallet along with it. They spent more than $400 in less than two hours. $211 at Ralphs. $77 at Rite-Aid. $8 at Jack-in-the-Box. $110 at a gas station in Garden Grove. And that's only on one card. I had two debit cards and two credit cards.

I hope that they bought fruits and vegetables, baby formula, diapers, and medicine. And a Sirloin Burger Combo. And filled their gas tanks. I hope they go to Target and Michaels and Cost Plus and Starbucks with all my giftcards. I hope they swipe my Pat and Oscar's card when they eat there.

But I want my new purse back. (Photo courtesy of

Friday, May 23, 2008

Today's Adventure: UCLA

Today, I met up with my parents and my grandpa at the UCLA School of Dentistry. My grandpa has recently been diagnosed with throat cancer. At first, he was reluctant to go through treatment (he's 81), but after speaking to a radiation and chemotherapy specialist, he has decided to go for it! The doctors said he could be looking at a 100% recovery, which is much better than his original doctor gave us hope for. It's going to be rough on him, but he has tons of support, so he should do great.

The whole family (all seven of his kids, and their kids, and their kids) has really come together over this - even some members that have strayed away, for various and sundry reasons that I don't know. So, it's really cool to see aunts and uncles and cousins that haven't been at family gatherings for a long time. We have lots of big events planned in the next few months, and everyone is going to be there!

Grandpa had to go to the dentist to make sure that his teeth would be able to withstand the radiation - apparently, radiation can advance the decaying process - and to get impressions made of his mouth for the prosthesis he will wear during treatments. He'll have to get one tooth extracted, and then they'll start his treatments. Unfortunately, he'll have to come all the way back up to UCLA to get the tooth taken out. My parents drove from San Diego County to Orange County to pick him up, and drove him up to Los Angeles. Quite a drive! But, the added bonus is that I get to see them, without having to make the two hour drive myself, which is always nice.

We had lunch at BJ's after the appointment. I wanted to invite everyone over to see the new place, but the traffic was already so bad, and they had a long way to go, so we said goodbye, till next time.
And that's today's adventure!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hello? Is this thing on?

I think I might have a blog here...!