Saturday, April 30, 2005

Picnic at GG park

I spent the afternoon at Golden Gate Park with the College/Career Counseling folks. It was a little gray outside but that didn't stop us from having a mean BBQ and an exciting game of... what's it called? It's some word game where you pass this thing around and it buzzes... it was fun. Jenny took some great pics.

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Word of the day - Regret

the word of the day is "Regret"

for those of you who know me, you know that there are two words in the English language that i take very seriously... "deserve" and "regret". i do not like to use either of these words lightly as most people do... mainly because i believe that while you think you may need something or want something, you don't always actually deserve it.

also, in regards to the word regret, i feel that there are not many things in my life that i have done that i actually seriously regret doing. there are millions and millions of things that i wish i hadn't done, or that i wished i had the balls to just go ahead and do... but regret is a super strong word.

before last night there had only been one thing in my life that i would classify as something i regretted doing. now there are two.

on my mind

Read more about the Roatan clinic voluneer program in Honduras.

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Friday, April 29, 2005

Lyrics of the day - Friday

"No matter which way you go,
No matter which way you stay,
You're out of my mind"

-Tegan and Sara

Joke of the day - Friday

When Ariel Sharon came to Washington for meetings with George W. and for a state dinner, Laura Bush decided to bring in a special Kosher chef and offer a truly Jewish meal. At the dinner that night, the first course served was matzo ball soup. George W. looked at it and after learning what it was called, he told an aide that he couldn't eat such a gross and strange-looking brew.

The aide told George W. that Mr. Sharon would be insulted if he doesn't, at least, taste it. Not wanting to cause any trouble (after all, he ate a sheep's eye in honor of Arab guests), George W. gingerly lowered his spoon into the bowl and retrieved a piece of matzoball and some broth.

He hesitated, then swallowed. A big grin appeared on his face. He discovered that he really liked it, so he proceeded to dig right in and finish the whole bowl. "That was delicious!" Bush said to Sharon. "Do you Jews eat any other part of the matzo, or just the balls?"

Thursday, April 28, 2005

i think i found out how to add a counter to my blog

check out the bottom... did it count your visit?

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

not again

Why am I peeing blood again?

kidney stones Posted by Hello

Ladies, need some advice?

If you are single and dating... you should really check this book out. It can set you straight when you are being a needy whiney psycho bitch and you're too ashamed of your ridiculous behavior to even share it with your friends so they can tell you that you suck.

my bible Posted by Hello

Monday, April 25, 2005

Quote of the day - Monday

"i have a key on a rope and it's fresh"

Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland A's

My brother and I flew back up to the Bay Area from San Diego today just in time to watch the White Sox beat the A's in Oakland. In this picture below Jon is concentrating a little too hard to take a good pic of us. Hee hee! Wanna see more pics from the game? Click here.

at the White Sox game in Oakland Posted by Hello

do you like ice cream?

if you can get to a cold stone ice cream place some time today between 5-8pm you should.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

i've got it bad!


Quote of the day - Sunday

"put your hand in Mommy's pocket"

A Banana A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Bananas: Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is thenumber one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.

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It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey, undertaken by MIND, amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein thatthe body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if yousuffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our bloodsugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers becausethey contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6,B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine,"eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice theother vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one ofthe best value foods around.

Maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Friday, April 22, 2005

who gets a spider man cake for their 27th birthday?

Over a week after my birthday, the celebration continues. Tonight my we are having my family birthday dinner at Chin's. YAY! TOFU! I decided to get myself a Spider Man birthday cake just to keep it real. Hey, you only turn 27 once, right?

it's still going on Posted by Hello

Quote of the day - Friday

"i understand press and release"

Thursday, April 21, 2005

little pink friend in the freezer

My brother's freezer broke and so everything in there started melting. I opened up the door to see what was going on, and I saw this natural formation. We think it was some sherbert that dripped down but we did not do a taste test to confirm our prediction. Nature creates some of the most beautiful things, don't ya think?

what does this look like? Posted by Hello

pink friend Posted by Hello

The Padres WORKED the Dodgers

Tonight Jon, Mandi, Adam and I went to the Padres game. We were hoping to see them totally wail on the Dodgers, and they did. It was sweet.

Big Brothers of America sponsored this boy to go to the baseball game Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Quote of the night - Wednesday

"i'm on a whole other level of crazy i decided."

a broken freezer can be fun!

Robby and his ice rod Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

can i still eat them?

my over-boiled hard boiled eggs Posted by Hello

i make burnt toast look like fine cuisine

ok, so we all knew already that Torrey is the worst cook ever... if anyone ever says "all you need is the heart of a great cook" i am the poster child to prove that it's bullshit. burning popcorn in the microwave, scooping scalding hot pumpkin pie filling into a premade crust that instantly melts... that's all small time horrible cooking my friends. tonight, i tried to hard boil eggs... no big deal right? boiling water... what could be easier? so, um, yeah, i hard boiled them for AN HOUR!!! who does these things? i swear, i looked at the clock, remember thinking "hmmm, only 4 more minutes, i'll be right back" in that cute little thinking-in-your-head voice even... but, did i come back to my little eggies in 4 mins? no. try 40 mins. SHIT!

maybe i'm ovulating?

don't ask me what kind of mood i'm in right now... but i was having a funny chat conversation with a friend (a platonic female friend) today and we were sending each other weird links. the links got a little on the sexual side and i found a quote that i just had to post and share.

"Ejaculatory Inevitability (point of no return): There is a consciousness of imminent ejaculation."

if you are in need of further sexual education, feel free to read up on this website where i got some of my information today.

TentU Posted by Hello

Tent University Santa Cruz (TUSC)

there is a situation going on right now at UC Santa Cruz called Tent Univeristy. read about what is actually going on by clicking here. students are taking a stand and having a week long rally. my cousin was one of the students who locked their arms together in protest late last night. fortunately, she was not one of the students who got arrested by the cops using brutal force. they have up to the minute breaking news if you want to check that out also.

Monday, April 18, 2005

twilight zone

so i was planning to have an uneventful day... and ultimately i did... but i had a few moments during the day when i almost fell into tradgedy. first i went to the VW dealership because it was time for me to stop ignoring my check engine light. of course, a day or two before my appointment the light turned off, but none the less, i went in for the diagnostic. on the phone they said it would only take an hour, so i figured i'd wait there and do some homework. when i arrived, they said it would take 3-4 hours... sheesh! why me? ok fine, i'll just sit around, i have to get this done, right? but then, it only took 2 hours total. and, there was nothing seriously wrong with my car. so here we have avoided tragedy #1.

since i got out of the car dealership early, i went back to my aunt's apartment in oakland to chill for a bit and do some homework... again a homework attempt. and, for those of you who don't know, my aunt lives in a penthouse apartment where you need a key in the elevator to get to her floor. so, just as i am getting into the elevator and turning the key to get to the 4th floor my keys jump out of my hand and in that slow motion movie sort of way they slip into the elevator crack and down underneath the elevator shaft into the basement of the building... the door slides shut. DAMN!!!! why me? right?

so now with my keys totally lost in the crack of death, my car is in the garage, my spare car key is in the apartment, and i'm locked out of the apartment, but locked in the building. i can't get out or else i'm totally stuck outside, but i can't go in beyond the common hallways. i call my aunt who of course in at a meeting in Placer county, realize that i will have to sit in the hall and do homework until 5pm when she gets home (it was 1230pm at this time) and i don't know what to do. i decide to sit in the hallway near the manager's door... of course he is no where to be found.... when all of a sudden he returns! he just happens to have the guy with him that has the tool to open the elevator and climb down underneath it within the shaft to get my keys! oh my gosh, i have never been so excited to see my keys in my whole life! here we have avoided tragedy #2.

potential tragedy #3 is something i don't want to go into too much... let's just say that i would have emotionally created a rediculous tragedy had i not recieved a phone call from a particular someone, but i did in fact get the phone call, and therefore i avoided tragedy #3.

after surviving these near misses of the makings of an awful monday... in actuality i layed out on my aunt's deck in the sun in my underwear, soaked up the warmth, did my homework, talked on the phone to my friends, went on a walk around lake merritt at sunset with my aunt, and had an extremely successful (under $30) Target run at the end of the night. i love my life right now. i highly recommend 27 to everyone.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

afternoon in Santa Cruz

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Amy came to the Bay Area for the weekend to go to a concert, so Linny and I drove her back to Santa Cruz on Sunday. We spent the afternoon hiking around the campus, swinging on rope swings in the forest, and exploring the Organic Garden where Amy works. The above picture is me checking out the chickens (look, you can see my black underwear peeking out of the back of my pants).

Saturday, April 16, 2005

word of the day


dedicated to the knitters in my life

You are Mohair
You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with
others, doing your share without being too
weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely
refuse to change your position once it is set,
but that's okay since you are good at covering
up your mistakes.

What kind of yarn are you?
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Foot Update

So, here is what I think is going on with my foot... which is still bothering me 10 days later I must point out. I believe I have Plantar Fasciitis. It's not what the doctor at the SFSU Student Health Center said I had, but a different doctor suggested it, and after doing some online research, I agree with this other doctor. It's good to get second opinions... especially from cute doctors.

Anyways, read about it and have some empathy for what I've been going through. Plus, now that I have been limping for over a week, I've jacked up other muscles in my leg that have been compensating for my lame foot.

I think feet problems run in my family. Wait, now I think I might have what my Mom has... Morton's Neuroma. SHIT. No no, it's definitely the first thing. Oh, whatever, it sucks.

National Counselor Exam

This is where I am right now.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Save Toby! No, not me... a different, yet similar, Toby

Please click here to SAVE TOBY!

NBC even did a story on it a few nights ago.

Toby Posted by Hello

good morning to a freak out

i woke up this morning and a friend sent me a link to this site called ever heard of it? CRAP it freaked me out. check it out and search for people. i didn't realize there was so much info about me... addresses, phone numbers.... i've been living in a lot of places over the last 10 years... almost a different place every year or so. sheesh!

oh, and here is a little advice for those fellow insomniacs out there... do not take naps in the afternoon... even if you only suffer from mild and occasional insomnia... and even if it's your birthday. just don't "treat" yourself to a nice big 'ole nap. otherwise at 3am you are just burning with the thought of hunting down your chapstick because you can't lay there one more minute without putting some on. argh.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Birthday celebration

I had a super awesome birthday celebration tonight. Lindsay came over after her class and we took muni downtown to Embarcadero Center. We met our friends (Luisimo, Mike, Amy, Manal, Shirley, Marc and Beatrice) at Gaylord's, this Indian place on the top floor of Embarcadero Center near the movie theater. After a fabulous Indian feast and some silliness, Lindsay and Luisimo and I dashed off to The Punchline. Greg Proops was headlining, but there were some other greats tonight too. Joe Klocek was awesome... sooooooo funny! I forgot how much I love comedy clubs. I had a couple of drinks and the buzz helped me laugh non-stop for the entire evening. Luisimo took off on his motorcycle and Lin and I went back to the muni in order to end our night in a very San Francisco way.

Overall I had a near perfect birthday. So far, all I have to say about being 27 is that it's really great!

i rearranged things Posted by Hello

yellow shorts Posted by Hello

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My 27th birthday

so, my 27th birthday started out mild... i got some early morning birthday phone calls... which was great. i went to work and nothing too weird happened in the cafeteria of city college today... someone was looking down on me from above. thank you mr. man in the clouds! then i decided to go to the student health center to have my foot checked out. fortunately, my foot is not broken. well, at least not the bone. i did something else to it (i forgot what the doctor told me it was called) and basically i need to just not walk on it a lot and it will get better eventually. the doctor suggested to give me some cortizone shot, but i declined it. it's not that bad.

oh, and to explain the pics above, i was very pissed at the student health center because they are so mean there. when they made me wear these ugly yellow shorts i totally lost it. i retaliated by messing with all of their pamphlets. i mixed them all up and then put the sexual ones in the front of every section. hopefully some mean assistant will have to fix all of it. ha! i showed them!!!

then, in the afternoon (between phone calls) i treated myself to a delightful nap in a sun patch on Stephy's bed. as most of you know, i hate naps, i'm no good at them, and i just never take them.... but shit, it was my birthday, and it was as good a time as any. ahhhhh... sometimes i even love rebelling against myself!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

last day of being 26 years old

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Just in case my final day of being 26 was going to be a typical day, I decided to go to my acupuncturist/chiropractor for another treatment on my foot (which is now suspected to be broken by the way). When I was leaving the office I said to my doctor, "aren't you going to take these needles out of my ear?" "Nope" he said, "leave them in until you go to sleep."

Well, for those of you who knew what my evening plans were, I'm sure you can guess that I didn't leave them in until I went to bed. I just left them in long enough to take some creepy pics of them, and then I got ready for my evening.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Quote of the night - Tuesday

"in terms of retarded..."

watch out

Do not blog while you are at work!

Good thing I don't have a real job.

2 more days of being 26 years old

I'm wearing pink today! Posted by Hello

Today I was just in a pink mood... did you ever think you'd hear me say that?

Ok, off to class!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

beautiful sunday

my day started off with some homework... then i ran off to Alameda to have lunch with a friend. after some eggs, hashbrowns, a waffle and some sliced banana's i got "dragged" out shopping in emeryville with the east bay girls. we had some silly spicy times at Zao and i made a little dent in my credit card due to abercrombie and fitch having great clothes.

oh, and don't forget the mini-skirt-and-off-the-shoulder-top fashion show i put on for my friends. that's always a hoot. many of my friends from college know about this game... freedom to pick out any clothes in the store that will look rediculous on Torrey and she has to try them on strictly for entertainment value. why do clothes that other people normally wear look so frickin hilarious on me? hey, whatever, i don't mind taking one for the team if everyone gets a good laugh.

my night ended with my 2 favorite television addictions Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy. oooooh do i have to wait a whole week for more?

Manal and some spicy soup Posted by Hello

what is that spoon? Posted by Hello

Beatrice and Shirley Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 09, 2005

images from san diego

My brother and his friends having fun with the hookah... and well, other things too obviously.

Robby with a glove on his head Posted by Hello