Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Never Does!

don't ask me why i agreed to post this pic Posted by Hello

professors say the darndest things

my professor said "horse shit" today in class and it majorly entertained me on some disturbing level.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

back in san francisco

disclaimer: i didn't ever go to sleep last night. i took a nap for 3 hours today, but i'm still a little loopy. bear with me on this post.

so, on monday i woke up in my apartment in san diego. i puttered around, packed my bags, and then went to my Dad's house to hang out with him before i jetted out of town. i got to pick out his tie for his meeting!!! i loved it. it was definitely the highlight of my day. then, i drove over to Jon's and he took me to the airport.

my flight would have been totally fine if a creepy old man with stinky beer breath had not sat next to me. sheesh. i tried to ignore him, but it didn't stop him from trying to buy me a beer. when i declined politely he had to make a crack about how i probably wasn't old enough to have one anyways. when i told him that yes, in fact i was, he exclaimed "in what state!" ummmm... California sir. sheesh! what a creep.

Manal picked me up from the airport, took me to my Jetta which was at her house, and then i headed over the bay bridge back to my lovely san francisco. after i unpacked a friend came over. we watched the movie Garden State and decided not to sleep all night. i couldn't remember the last time i stayed awake and saw the sun rise. it must have been when i was in college. ahhhhh. fun.

barely any sleep and class don't mix. i don't recommend it to anyone. that's my advice for the day.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Happy Easter

I was in Long Beach for most of Easter Sunday... and it's not like I really celebrate Easter... but I definitely attend parades where dogs are wearing little costumes!

Easter Doggie Posted by Hello

In honor of the new episode tonight

Don't forget to watch at 9pm tonight!!!

Congratulations! You are Lynette Scavo, the
ex-career woman who traded the boardroom for
boredom, mixed with moments of sheer panic as
the mother of four unmanageable kids.

Which Desperate Housewife are you?
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writing from Long Beach

so... my weekend... lets see... well, right now i'm in Long Beach at my Mom's house. maybe if i tell my weekend backwards it will make more sense. well, at least it will to me. ok, so i am up here in the LBC because i drove up to LA yesterday afternoon. Monica was in town just for the weekend so that she could spend Easter with her family, and so of course i was going to drive up to LA to see her and the entire Mittal gang. i was expecting there to be a lot of random family members there last night, but it was actually mostly Monica's friends from college... and since we went to the same college... i knew these people too. it was fun. her Mom made the best dinner! even as the little vegetarian that i am i was still able to fill up minus the ham and lamb. hahaha... that rhymed.

anyways, before getting up to LA yesterday i stopped in Oceanside to visit Spyder (Heather) and Eddie. they set there wedding date by the way for October 8th... YAY! i met them at some pizza place where they were eating and hanging out and we caught up on all of the exciting happenings of yours truly. bay area adventures can be fascinating you know.

friday night i cruised around with Tom and Adam. we went to OB to some random ass puppet show. i don't even know how to describe it, but for those of you who have memories (maybe foggy ones) of hanging out in someone's garage in OB, you can somewhat envision what it was like. after we had enough of that we went over to Beth and Jeff's house. Wyatt was there and Henry too. they had the cutest little mini doberman but he was sad because he just had his nuts cut off. poor little doggy... he was so confused. where did they go? was the look in his eyes. finally after some green tea, popcorn, and some 1am videogames i drove myself back to mission valley to crash.

hey, that wasn't so bad, right? the weekend backwards? i kinda liked it.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Quote of the day - Friday

"well now you look positively like a porn star!"

Cheese and Rennet

I learned some interesting information recently about cheese and how it is made. I will put the introduction on here along with a link to more information. This stuff is so fascinating. Please read on.


Cheese is made by coagulating milk to give curds which are then separated from the liquid, whey, after which they can be processed and matured to produce a wide variety of cheeses. Milk is coagulated by the addition of rennet. The active ingredient of rennet is the enzyme, chymosin (also known as rennin). The usual source of rennet is the stomach of slaughtered newly-born calves. Vegetarian cheeses are manufactured using rennet from either fungal or bacterial sources. Advances in genetic engineering processes means they may now also be made using chymosin produced by genetically altered micro-organisms.

for more info:

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Fuali test

I am 26% Hippie.
Wanna Be Hippie!
I need to step away from the tie-dye. I smell too good to be a hippie and my dad is probably a cop. Being a hippie is not a fashion craze, man. It was a way of life, in the 60’s, man.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The REAL quote of the night

"if you take your pants off you're getting a real beating and i'll shit in your mouth!"

Quote of the night

"Can you do Adam a little bit?"

Out to dinner with our Ma

When my brother decided he wanted to taste my Matzo Ball soup he just dove his dirty turkey chili spoon right into the bowl. In order to retaliate I took a pickle from the plate in the center of the table and tossed it into his cup of chili. HA!

Pickle with Chili on it Posted by Hello

Shawn and Rob at Milton's

Milty finger and pink and the stink Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

How do you know if you have a plantar's wart?

so i just noticed a little bump on the bottom of my foot today... ick... what is it? i went online to WebMD and i think i might have a plantar's wart. is that sick or what? am i overreacting because i've never had one? are they totally nothing and not a big deal, or am i infected with some sick virus? waaaaaa... i hate this.

one more question... can you get them if you get a pedicure at a dirty place? and, if i am planning to get a pedicure on Thursday am i going to be passing along the disease to other people? ohhhh... this sucks.

Fun in San Diego

Rob loves to snuggle Posted by Hello

interesting fact of the day

Homeson L (Shawn for those of you who didn't know) just found out that his cell phone made the list of worst cell phones ever... his wasn't the most worst, but it was 2nd to most worst.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Quote of the day - Monday

"What are you guys, Jewish Vampires?"

Happy Birthday Misti Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 20, 2005

sorry i've lagged

so, there hasn't been a post in a few days... and now i'm writing from san diego. it's my spring break and i'll be down here for the whole week!

now, why haven't i written you ask? on thursday night (st. patty's day) i went out... dinner, tea, a little neighborhood irish pub... i had a great night. was out until 3am actually! i woke up early the next day and my aunt Linny and i went to santa cruz to visit our lovely and adorable little Amy. the three of us took a 5 mile hike in the forest in the rain. it was super fun. then, after driving back to oakland late at night and passing out, i was up early again on saturday. this time it was to go meet Manal and catch a flight down to san diego.

yesterday was one of those long days where you are up so early, travel, and then have a busy day, and it actually feels like two days instead of one. but, overall it was a great time. i had lunch with my brother (Jon) and his roommate (Shawn), then went shopping with my step-sister (Misti), then hung out with my Dad for a while. later on at night i met back up with my bro and we went downtown on a "hookah supply" mission. FUN!

today should be a chill day with a big family dinner at the end of the night. i can't wait for the massive amount of tofu i plan to ingest tonight followed by Misti's banana birthday cake. can you think of anything better?

Friday, March 18, 2005

Torrey and Amy hiking in Santa Cruz Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 17, 2005

"community" college

if there is anything good that comes out of working at city college of san francisco one morning a week, it is definitely my interactions with the community there.

have you ever seen someone get so mad at a USPS stamp vending machine that they kicked it until sirens were going off and lights were blinking on it? no? oh, what a shame!

today an older man wearing a backpack and leaning on a cane hobbled over to me innocently sitting at my info table. being an "outreach" person i reached out and said "hello, how are you?" he explained that he was doing well and was just waiting for the split pea soup to be ready in the cafeteria. i asked him if he thought they were making split pea because it was st. patrick's day. he wasn't sure about that, but then felt the need to tell me about how he unfortunately scheduled an acupuncture appointment tonight and he was going to have to come out of his appointment and see all of the celebrating drunks around.

ummmm... ok.

when he decided to saunter off, i said, "i hope you enjoy your acupuncture appointment tonight" and he replied, "and i hope it gets me off the morphine."


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Quote of the day - Wednesday

"I even like the boink over Ozzy and Phil"

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

i had to change my shirt

my brother and i are convinced that we have actually inherited a gene from our parents that causes us to spill things on our shirts while eating more than the average person.

i had a curry incident today that reminded me where i came from.

thank god i had a jacket in my backpack that i could wear over my t-shirt until i made it home. you really wanted to know this, didn't you?

Monday, March 14, 2005

my adventure today

when i drive up north, the golden gate bridge still takes my breath away. and hey, after 5 years, i'd say that's quite a spark... i think mr. GG bridge is worth keeping!

GG Bridge Posted by Hello

the countdown

one more month until my birthday!

Sunday, March 13, 2005

sick all weekend

so yes, i was sick all weekend. i was supposed to go to Sacramento to visit Stephanie and then we were going to drive up to Tahoe for a day of playing in the snow. I was super sick on Friday and even more sick on Saturday. A new friend of mine suggested TheraFlu caplets (not the powder you mix into a drink -- that shit is nasty) and anyways, that TheraFlu saved my life. It helped me be alive on Saturday and it helped me be a human today. I'm still a little sick, but definitely getting better.

this saved my life Posted by Hello

Overall, my weekend wasn't a total wash. I really enjoyed hanging out with my aunt Linny. We kinda needed eachother for company this weekend, so that was good. We had some random silly times (hence the quotes below) and it was so nice to have her there to take care of me. There is nothing worse than being alone when you're sick. Another good thing happened to me this weekend due to the fact that I was home and on the computer all day/night... more details about that later. And, I went to Manal's house this afternoon for a BBQ. It was a really nice way to end a beautiful sunny weekend in the Bay Area that could have been so much worse considering my health.

where i wanna be

this is what i want to be doing today... instead i am still at home in bed sick. I'M BUMMED!

my feet skiing Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Quote of the day - Saturday

"you're schtupping the goddam blouseman, aren't you?"

Friday, March 11, 2005

Quote of the day - Friday

"I think our geographic proximity should allow us to meet for coffee or a glass of wine and allow us to do a live mutual assessment."


Thursday, March 10, 2005


what does it mean if i watched the end of the OC just to see the new preview for star wars III?

sith Posted by Hello

a really great ticker

It's almost Graduation time!
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is it bad that i eat this?

what is this, butter or margarine? Posted by Hello

Liger's are real!

Liger Posted by Hello

ok, i'm a little excited about these quizes... just this one more, i promise

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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I'm Napoleon, are you surprised? Posted by Hello

harry potter quiz: which Malfoy would you fall for?

I like Bad Boy Draco!

Bad Boy Draco, is the ultimate Bad Boy! Always ready with that sexy little sneer of his and a witty retort on his tongue, Bad Boy Draco just oozes sexiness! Bad Boy Draco just loves antagonising other people, acting mysterious and being the coolest wizard on earth! Bad Boy Draco can be found almost anywhere! In Hogwarts, in the muggle world, in fact just about anywhere! All that matters is that when you see him, he will have that ever so sexy smirk of his on his lips and danger glinting in his eyes. Bad Boy Draco is also very possessive! You love him because under that Bad Boy exterior, you know he is a good boy at heart! And you want to be the one to change him! Bad Boys are really so much more fun!
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Bad Boy Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

i hate being sick

gosh darn, i was doing so well at avoiding all of the various strands of the mutated flu that were going around... until recently. i am still in a little denial that i am sick. but, the fact that i have had a sore throat for 48 hours isn't too convincing. crap! (or "crap weasel" if you must). i am supposed to go skiing this weekend with Stephanie. well, whatever, i'm going... i am just going to will myself to get better... and go to see my acupuncturist tomorrow for a treatment.

i must, i must, i must increase my... immune system.

i SAID immune system people. sheesh.

holding the sun Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

can you think of other good hiding places?

do you ever get that feeling where you just want to run away and hide? you know, like crawl under a rock and stay there? well, at least until you get bored and then you come out and say, "hey, where'd everybody go?"

Monday, March 07, 2005


Hi Everyone... Happy Monday!

I haven't made a real posting in a while, so here goes. I had a pretty good weekend, nothing too crazy, but then again, you need to have a weekend like that every now and then. If they were all crazy.... well... you know. Anyways, my Mom was in town for business at the end of the week, so her, my aunt and I all met up on Friday night for dinner and a sleepover in Oakland. On Saturday I said "no thanks" to studying and us ladies went shopping at the Marina outlets instead. I got some cute Nine West shoes, YAY! Then my aunt and I went on a walk around Piedmont and grabbed some take-out before heading home for a night in with a movie.

On Sunday I studied so much it made up for doing nothing on Saturday. I think I hit the books from about 9am-1pm straight. I guess a midterm in your Law and Ethics class could do that to a person. Then I visited Manal in Albany. I administered the second part of a battery of testing I am putting her through. Can you imagine a cuter testing subject for your Counseling Assessment class? No, I didn't think so. After some delightful Indian food for dinner, I went back to pick up my aunt Linny. We had a date to head back in to the City together to catch that movie Hotel Rwanda at the little West Portal movie theater. Let me just say that I highly recommend this movie to everyone. It was very powerful and intense. It made me feel like I needed to do something to help all of the people around the world that everyone else is ignoring. Sheesh... where to start?

Thursday, March 03, 2005

don't i wish it was really like this! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

muni mice

why are those little brown mice that live near the muni tracks so cute? i was just starring at them tonight and thought, "what brave little suckers, dodging speeding munis, livin the urban mouse life" ...and then i realized i must look special starring down at the track like that. ahhhh, late night muni adventures.

i had a decent day. it got better as it went along. and, it was definitely better than yesterday... sheesh! (side note here: do i say sheesh a lot? i realized that i write sheesh a lot in my blog when i'm telling stories, but i don't think i actually ever say it. strange.) ok, anyways, i went downtown to a weird play with my aunt tonight. i like going to the theater, and i love hanging out with my aunt. so, while the show was entertaining, it wasn't a fabulous play, just alright.

i really really don't want to go to work tomorrow. i have to give presentations at city college and i'm just feeling resistant to it. darn. oh well, i'm just going to numbly go through the motions i guess.

what does it mean when you decide to go to the store to buy more socks because you don't want to have to deal with a load of laundry just for a clean pair of socks? oh yeah, it probably means that you left most of your socks in san diego. SHEESH!

code orange

my best friend sent me this. i loved it so much i just had to share:

Yahoo's Birthday

Get some ice cream!!! If you aren't having congestion issues because you are sick, that is.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

March 1st

Happy March everyone!