Saturday, April 30, 2005
college counseling picnic at Golden Gate Park
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.
Friday, April 29, 2005
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
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Monday, April 25, 2005
at the White Sox game in Oakland
Sunday, April 24, 2005
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.
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!"
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
it's still going on
Thursday, April 21, 2005
what does this look like?
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
"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.
Monday, April 18, 2005
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
chickens on the organic farm
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
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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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.
Friday, April 15, 2005
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
Overall I had a near perfect birthday. So far, all I have to say about being 27 is that it's really great!
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
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
Sunday, April 10, 2005
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?