Wednesday, December 26, 2001

kennedy center honors/nervous wreck

i love watching the kennedy center honors but it's never very well publicized... i always seem to catch the end of it. i don't think i've ever seen the beginning of that show, ever.

ok, so tomorow begins my journey to the frozen east... if i forgot anything it's a little too late now... ;-) i have my ticket and my driver's liscence, so i'm probably fine. i'm not really looking forward to the airport at all... but i brought lots of cd's and two books. should be ok.

i'll be keeping track of all my adventures, and i'll post them when i get back... or sooner, if i find a computer to hop onto for a few minutes.

here's wishing you all a happy new year... see you in the '02!

Tuesday, December 25, 2001

happy christmas!

whee, yet another christmas come and gone. my family spent it at the beach, as usual (man, gotta love cali), eating good food and giving neat presents.

my big gift this year (besides season 4) was a baby taylor... it's beeeautiful. i didn't expect it to be as small as it is, but it's a perfect size. right now i can barely play it because the strings are really far from the fretboard and it hurts like a bitch. but for my birthday (in three weeks exactly) my parents are going to take it to this guy who does all kinds of cool stuf and get it all pimped out. i don't remember what it's called. but it's way cool. i was really happy, too, because everyone liked their gifts that i gave them. i'm always really freaked out that i'll get something that someone really hates.

ok, now i'm just procrastinating. must... pack.... right... now.....

Sunday, December 23, 2001

packing sucks

packing sucks.

i'm always totally freaked out that i'm going to forget something important, or that if i take something that i really like, i'll lose it. it doesn't help that i'm going somewhere cold (or at least colder than i'm used to) because it's making it harder!! ah well, it will all be totally totally worth it when i get to see erica lynn!

so, the little shindig last night was fun. of course, there was a ridiculous excess of food, but that's always to be expected. the only thing i'm kinda sad about was that we didn't get to do any singing, but there were no tenors and it would have sounded not so good. maybe next year. it was great, though, to see the old crowd. angela, yan, serban, jeff, alex and donna... and new friends natasha and debbie. i was sorry that mrs. lee didn't make it - cynthia, we missed you! i wish i could see everyone more often... but of course it seems like the prediction is coming true... the only time we're all able to get together is at christmas and at weddings. it's a long time to wait, but i'm hoping that there are no weddings before next christmas - don't forget the 25 rule, everyone!!.

ok, it's 5:15, i've been awake for four hours, an i haven't even started my laundry yet. ugh. must go be productive.

Friday, December 21, 2001

friday five

whee! friday five!

1. What is the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? unagi (bbq eel). i'm not a very adventurous eater, so this wins for the time being.

2. Name one (material) thing you can't live without. my computer, duh.

3. Name something you've always wanted to do but didn't have time for. i wish i had more time to travel. i spend way too much time at home.

4. What outrageous thing do you wish you had the nerve to do? i'm a fraidy cat, so, lots of things. can't narrow it down to just one.

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? all the old h.s. buds are coming over for singing and lots of good food saturday, so i'll probably spend sunday recovering. ;-)

Thursday, December 20, 2001

rain, rain, go away...

it's pouring rain right now... which i wouldn't mind but i have to drive to downtown sj tonight and i'm not too excited about that.

BUT i get to have mongolian bbq for dinner so i'm all excited! mmm. yummy.

i finished most of my christmas shopping yesterday. it's been a long time since i walked the length of pacific... but it wasn't too cold and it wasn't raining so it was actually kinda nice! it was all i could do not to spend hundreds of dollars in the bookshop, though. it's so hard to go in there when i have no money!!

countown: 7 days until philly!!

Monday, December 17, 2001

whee, i passed!

so, i passed all my classes this quarter! not like this is a huge surprise, i wasn't expecting to fail anything, but i choked on one of my finals and did reeeeallly bad on another and it's always such a nice feeling to know that i've passed all my classes.
i also love that i can take all my classes pass/no pass and not have to worry about grades. i've gotten fairly good evals (ucsc's grades) ever since i've been here, compared to the crappy grades i got at uci. i guess that's probably because i hated uci, and i love it here. hm.

i hope that this doesn't make me look like a scary stalker girl. i'm sure that by even mentioning it it makes me look more like a scary stalker girl. ;-) i'm not, really, i'm not. (shut up, yan, i know you're lauging at this right now.)

on two completely unrelated notes, it's fucking freezing here in santa cruz tonight (or should i say, this morning), and i prefer shakira's spanish tracks over the english tracks on her new album. discuss.

blast from the past.

so, a long long time ago, i had a friend named danny. we used to play in his backyard and make mud pies. he was my first boyfriend. we were five.

danny, at my sixth birthday party at bullwinkles.

look, it's me, back when i could pull off that haircut. snappy dresser, wasn't i?

there was one of us together but i couldn't find it.

i haven't spoken to him since sixth or seventh grade, and i've been wondering how he's been. i tried looking him up on the internet, but there are a ridiculous amount of dan levy's in this world.

today, in some strange stroke of luck, i came across his webpage! after a little detective work, i found his e-mail (how can someone have a web page with no e-mail address on it?!?) and i just sent a nice little note. i hope he writes back!!

Sunday, December 16, 2001

new links!

wheee, someone new linked me! hi, kristine!!

so, tonight's x-files freaked me out. i hate bugs, so that's probably why. cute ending, though.

i know it's been a good day when i talk to a whole bunch of my good friends all in one day. hi yan, hi donna, hi debbie, hi alex!!

and finally, i'm not sure why i find these lyrics so funny, but i do. cracks me up every time.

Friday, December 14, 2001

friday five

better late than never - it's the friday five!!

1. What did you want to be when you grew up? an english teacher or a broadway superstar. i'm currently leaning towars one... guess which one?

2. Do you have any nicknames? not really.

3. If you could change something about yourself what would it be? physical or other? if i could change a physical attribute, i'd choose to be thinner (ha, big shock), but not thin, i like being curvy. if i could change some other aspect, i think i'd make myself more patient.

4. Have you ever bought anything from an infomercial? you mean, actually called the number off the TV screen? no. but i have bought infomercial products... i have a turbie twist and some epilstop and spray (and, yes, it was too good to be true).

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? working my last ever ssc shows. and maybe shopping.

secret santa

ooh, i got my gift from my secret santa today... little earthquakes by tori amos!! i'm so so excited!!

sara - thank you so much! you rock!!! if you're reading this, leave me a comment with your e-mail or url!

Thursday, December 13, 2001

monsters inc.

so, i saw monsters inc. on opening day. i liked it so much, i saw it again about a week later. i'm a fan of pixar, and i thought they did a great job on this one.
one of my favorite parts of pixar movies is the outtakes at the end. i remeber being really bummed when monsters inc. didn't have any.

but damn, those folks are reeeally damn smart.

they've added the outtakes to the movie, what, like a whole month later? so, since everyone knows that the outtakes are often one of the best parts of the movie, people will go out and see it again.

smart smart smart smart.

Sunday, December 9, 2001

long weekend

it's been a long weekend... not sleeping much, slacking, working, and relishing in the fact that finals are over!

that and in exactly 18 days i'll be in philly with ericalynn. wheeeee!

i have the next three days off (good, because i need a day off, bad because i need money more!) i'm going guitar shopping. should be... interesting. plus i get to drive my car!! that alone is worth the trip to san jose.

Friday, December 7, 2001



what's new, red, shiny and goes really fast??

my new car!!!!

it's a 2002 dodge stratus, and it is be-yooooo- tiful. i don't have it in my possession yet, there are still a few things that have to be worked out, but i got to drive it today and it rocks!!!

i love that new car smell. ;-)

friday five!

friday five!!

1. If you were to go to a movie this weekend, which one would you pick? raiders of the lost ark. gotta love those midnight movies!

2. What movie would you like to rent this weekend? mm. i think chocolat, cuz i loved the book and i was a geek and never saw it in the theater.

3. What one TV show do you always try to watch? the x-files, duh.

4. If you (and your S.O.) were cool with it, what five celebrities (at the most) would it be 'ok' for you to have a fling with? page (piano man from phish), matthew perry, jc from nsync, david duchovny.

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? working, and celebrating the END OF FINALS!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

art test

ooh, i couldn't resist.

if i were a work of art, i would be
pablo picasso's three musicians.

I am colourful and provoking, always looking to break out of the mould and to pioneer new ways of doing things. i have a jaunty outlook and although i am a bit weird, most people have some idea what i'm about.

which work of art would you be?
take the art test

Tuesday, December 4, 2001


hey! guess what??

it's my anniversary!

one year ago today, i started this here blog, with a post that could only be considered fluff. i'm almost surprised that i'm still at it. almost, but not quite.

i don't want any presents for this anniversary. just leave me a comment... they make me happy!


Monday, December 3, 2001

i hate travel.


i always get so antsy when i try to buy something on priceline. i think it's the element of surprise.... not knowing what time you'll be flying, if your ticket will get accepted... etc etc. i hate it. so, i submit a request and then sit in front of my computer compulsively clicking the "check my offer status" button. it doesn't help that my expectations on how much it costs are ridiculously low - i always spend more than i had hoped, which bums me out, but i know that i'm still paying a lot less than if i did the whole thing some other way. oh well, whatever. all that matters it that i get to philly. ;-)

apparently it's the season to look up old high school people online. hi brian, hi amanda! good to hear from you guys!

Saturday, December 1, 2001

happy december!

long day today. work, more work, a play downtown and dinner at saturn. i'm looking forward to wrapping myself in polar fleece to watch snl.

i'm not sure where i found this but i laughed for a good five minutes solid. donna, you'll like this one.

i was sad to hear about the death of george harrison... but happy to read that it was peaceful. the beatles are one of my favorite goups, and it's very strange to think that they are half gone. i never really had a favorite beatle, but i noticed that lot of my favorite beatles songs are george songs. i'm glad that george chose to share his music with us.

it was grey and drippy all day today. welcome to december in california.

Friday, November 30, 2001

friday five!

friday five!

1. What did you have for dinner last night? spaghetti, salad with italian dressing, and french bread, at the theater arts end of the quarter social.

2. Do you ever get up for a midnight snack? well, i never get up for one, if i was awake at 12, i'd eat one sometimes... but i don't anymore.

3. What's your favorite dessert? chocolate cake. although it's better for breakfast than it is for dessert.

4. Tell us something about you that would surprise us. um... i don't eat peanut butter. ever.

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? working my ass off so i can visit ericalynn next month, and finishing my final papers! yay! no more school!

Thursday, November 29, 2001

john mayer

so, ever since buying his album at target almost a week ago, i've become ridiculously obsessed with john mayer. holy moly, this guy is absolutely amazing. i've been listening to the album on repeat for days, and i think 3x5 is one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard.
seriously, i could write a million eloquent words but they couldn't compare to just listening to his music. go buy the cd. if you doubt me, listen to the clips on his website. then go get the cd.

go now.

so, 26 hits today. either i'm really popular, or blogsnob really works. i'd tend to go with the latter.

Wednesday, November 28, 2001


hey everyone, welcome to! i've been working my butt off on this site for weeks, and i'm so happy to have finally finished it! ;-)
so take a look around, and please please please let me know if you find any broken links, missing images, etc. i've been looking at this for so long that those things are just slipping past me. (it's like when you're writing a paper... at some point you just stop seeing the typos!)

oh, and don't forget to leave comments! i love comments!

Monday, November 26, 2001

i guess that makes <i>me</i> the weakest link.

dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit!

i forgot to watch the weakest link tonight.

i don't normally watch that pathetic show (the host pisses me off), but mr. wil wheaton was on it and i wanted to see how he did.


Friday, November 23, 2001

friday five

friday five:

1. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it? well, right now i'm reading anna karinena by tolstoy, and i'm loving it! the last book i finished was a heartbreaking work of staggering genius by dave eggers and i totally enjoyed it - he has a really unique style or writing that i really liked.

2. What's your most favorite book of all time? god, what a hard question!! i think i'd have to go with the bridge across forever by richard bach. love that book.

3. What's the worst book you've ever read? A portrait of the artist as a young man, by james joyce. reading that book was worse than getting your teeth pulled, it was so bad.

4. What book that you've read would you most like to see adapted into a movie? probably she's come undone by wally lamb.

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? hanging with friends, writing papers, working, doing homework. oh, and maybe a little shopping.

Thursday, November 22, 2001


happy thanksgiving everyone!

i've just returned from my annual family thanksgiving... dinner at the beach. it's non-traditional and a little weird, but always ends up being fun.
the best thing about thanksgiving is that we eat early... like, at 3 pm. this is good because right about when er starts, i'll hop up and make myself a hot turkey sandwich... the only appropriate way to end thanksgiving.
and becasue i'm a dork, here are the things i'm thankful for.

- my family. they're slightly dysfunctional, but what family isn't? they are great and they really take care of me. i love them.

- my housemate. before she moved in, i had a pretty lousy track record... only one of the four previous housemates/roomies was a tolerable human being. i've very very thankful that i live with someone that i can stand. and i like her too! ;-)

- the internet. sometimes i take it for granted, but it really is one of the coolest things ever.

- broadband. this makes the internet coolness level rise about 100 times.

- school. i may be bitching about finals in a few days, but i know i'm really lucky to have a college education.

- friends. i'm lucky, because my friends tend to stick around for a long time (case in point - me and donna have been best friends since 1993.) the new friends (hi debbie) are wonderful, and i hope they will soon join the crowd of 'old friends'.

- music. i love live music. i love that i get to go see live music on a regular basis. i miss phish, but i'm thankful that i got to see them 11 times... and hopefully i'll see them again in the near future.

- freedom of speech. not to get jingoistic, but i am very thankful for the fact that i can sit here in front of this here computer and write whatever the hell i want and put it up for people to read. even with all it's flaws, america is a pretty fucking cool place, and i'm glad i live here.

ok, that's enough of that. time to go set up my christmas tree and watch friends. ;-) hope everyone had a great day!

Monday, November 19, 2001

this past weekend was apperently

this past weekend was apperently the my quarterly "support the arts" weekend.
friday i drove to oakland with debbie and john to see dark star orchestra. we left the concert at 1:30 am only to dicover that my car has been locked into a parking garage. thank goodness for jared and chris (two of the most awesome guys ever).
saturday i went to see a show up on campus that i did publicity design for, then i went directly to the catalyst to see the disco biscuits. i've missed them the last three times they've played here, and i don't think i'll be doing that again. i was nearly falling over from exhaustion and i couldn't bring myself to leave before the show was over. it was that good. ;-)
sunday i got to see ssc's winter show, gretel and hansel. it was a great show... and i even got to see part of it again today (the author is one of my professors, and she took us all to see the school show that was happeneing at the same time as our class.
needless to say, after that weekend, i'm really looking forward to a fairly laid back holiday. yay for thanksgiving... no school and some damn good food. ;-)

Friday, November 16, 2001

friday five: 1. Name five

friday five:

1. Name five things in your refrigerator: a bag of yukon gold potatos, orange juice, alfaro's santa cruz sourdough bread, gouda cheese, 3 cans of orange soda

2. Name five things in your freezer: morningstar farms corndogs, a giant bag of edamame, turkey burgers, broccoli florets, gorton's fishsticks

3. Name five things under your kitchen sink: cascade diswasher tabs, cooktop cleaner, cricket food, insect vitamins, container full of crickets (for my frogs, silly!)

4. Name five things around your computer: ahava moisturizing cream, phish lawnboy cd, beanie baby camel (niles), guitar chord diagrams sheet, and the world's smallest beatles poster

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? working (i love money), writing papers, seeing plays, and finishing my new web page!

Monday, November 12, 2001

yet another late night working

yet another late night working on my play. you'd think i'd learn by now that waiting until the last minute on stuff like this is such a bad bad bad idea.

Friday, November 9, 2001

i checked out colergenics tonight

i checked out colergenics tonight (thanks to lovely lowercase laura for the link) and i am amazed.

a m a z e d .

You are longing for some love and affection at this time ... not that you have been deprived of tender loving care ... but there are times when everyone needs to try something new or to go "somewhere" else to perhaps experience that little extra "understanding" ...
Being impulsive and irritable, your desires and needs are paramount. You do things with insufficient thought - with little regard to the consequences that may follow. As a consequence of this attitude, you may be experiencing stress and conflict.
The present situation, not of your making, is forcing you to compromise. You will have to hold back and forgo some of your hopes, dreams and aspirations...
You are pretending that the situation around you doesn't matter, but the effort of trying to conceal your emotions and anxieties is resulting in untold stress. The existing situation is disagreeable. You feel unwanted and lonely and you would really like to associate with someone whose ideals are as high as your own. You want to be above the standard of mediocrity... and this need to be needed and that need to need has almost become an obsession. You are trying to magnify the need into a compelling urge. You would really like to tell the world how great you are.. but no.. you are holding back because you feel that your peers may treat you with contempt. This is a great pity because you have in fact a unique quality of character but the continual restraint that you impose on yourself make you suppress this need for others and you pretend you don't really care. You treat those who criticise you with contempt. However, to be honest ... beneath this assumption of indifference you really long for the approval and esteem of others.
You are greatly impressed by individuality and have interest in people who have outstanding qualities. You try to imitate those people that you admire and their characteristics, hoping that you will be able to display similar qualities in your own personality.

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

mmm, nothing like procrastinating. really,

mmm, nothing like procrastinating. really, i like staying up late to work on my script! it gives me a chance to munch on pomegranite seeds... no one around to watch me. seriously, because eating pomegranite seeds is messy business.
south park tonight was horrible. wonderfully, delightfully, hysterically horrible. i love that damn show.

... working on a new

... working on a new site, so if i'm not around for a little while longer, that's why.

Saturday, November 3, 2001

wow, had i known about

wow, had i known about nanowrimo about a week ago, i would have probably signed myself up.
it's a good thing i didn't know about it, though, because signing up would have been a really dumb idea, since i really should be working on my play, and not a novel.
i guess i've always thought the idea of writing a novel was really fun... i've just never been very motivated. being in a sort of contest, writing a novel in a month is probably what it would take. ah well... i'll just have to remember this for next year. ;-)

Thursday, November 1, 2001

so, i'm thinking about getting

so, i'm thinking about getting myself a domain name... finally!
those of you who have domains... what registrar did you use? are they all the same? should i just go for the cheapest one? any other good suggestions? leave me a comment - advice would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

happy halloween, everybody!

happy halloween, everybody!

Monday, October 29, 2001

wow, an explodingdog book!! mmmm,

wow, an explodingdog book!! mmmm, i want one.

oooooh, ericalynn is back!

oooooh, ericalynn is back!

Saturday, October 27, 2001

i love daylight savings time...

i love daylight savings time... i just got back from a halloween party and i really wanted to take a shower, but was freaking out because it was nearly three am, but really, it's not even two yet! wheeee.

it's amazing how i get pleasure from such small things. ;-)

so, last night i went

so, last night i went to see oysterhead at the greek theater in berkeley. it was a great show... it was a bit short for my tastes (over by 10:30pm), but overall it was awesome. pseudo suicide was my highlightof the night. plus, i got to spend some time with great people that i don't get to see too often... debbie, liz, amy, jay, shannon, jared... plus our new friend evan. ;-) it was so much fun! the greek is fast becoming my favorite venue of all time... i've seen four shows there this year, and it's just great... good acoustics, a good view, not too big but not too small. i just wish i had been into phish back when they played there!

Thursday, October 25, 2001

i'm really frustrated with this

i'm really frustrated with this website right now, i want to get a domain name and rework the design and content, but i just don't have the time. plus, i really haven't had too much to say, and even less time to write it down. i alpologize in advance for the lack of meaningful content... but know that i'm working behind the scenes to make something new and cool.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

tonight, i went to see

tonight, i went to see la carpa de los rasquachis, by luis valdez which was put on by el teatro campesino.

oh my goodness !!!

this was by far the best piece of live theater i have seen in the longest time!! i was totally amazed and at a loss for words. it was free, and i totally felt like i should have paid for it. i got to meet the playwright, luis valdez, who founded el teatro campesino (and also wrote zoot suit). he was so nice, and totally talked to us (people from my class) for a while.

anyway, i'm still feeling totally blown away, and not really able to form cohesive thoughts. this is what good live thater should always do!!

Thursday, October 18, 2001

as promised - reflections on

as promised - reflections on frogs and portishead

so, i have two little tree frogs, named jack and karen. they're super cute, but they're shy, and they don't really come out from under their water dish to hop around until late at night. they're great pets, though... so cute!

so two or three days ago, i fed them their dinner (live crickets... mmm) and then got up to put in my new portishead cd, pnyc. and what do you know, instead of crawling back under their dish, they stayed out and hopped around until the cd ended! so, now that i know my frogs like music, i try to play them some every day. so far, they like mmw, jeff buckley, and of course, portishead.

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

page was down yesterday. grr.

page was down yesterday. grr.

i have all kinds of stuff to say today, but i have a paper due in something like 16 hours, and i'm going to spend 7 of them sleeping, and 2 of them in a class, so really i have 7 hours. one hour per page. ick. who ever heard of writing a seven page paper on a fucking book reveiw, anyway? lame.

'reflections on frogs and portishead' coming tomorrow.

Sunday, October 14, 2001

idunno, i knda liked

Click here to find out what robot you really are

idunno, i knda liked data... i didn't think he was annoying. also, one of the results you can get from the robot test is al gore!!! too funny.
(stolen from addie.)

Friday, October 12, 2001

not much to say lately.

not much to say lately. i'm way behind in my reading, so this weekend i'm gonna try to catch up on that. that and clean my room.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

i'm so so so pissed.

i'm so so so pissed. the ed season permeire was on tonight, and since i knew i was going to be at work tonight, i set up a tape. i set up a tape yesterday. so i get home tonight, all excited, i turn on the vcr... and... nothing. it didn't even tape the wrong channel, it just... didn't tape. i know i set up up right because i checked it twice. i'm so pissed.

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

oh joy!! laura's back!

oh joy!! laura's back!

Monday, October 8, 2001

stupid stupid stupid. i left

stupid stupid stupid. i left typing up and refining my scenes for tomorrow to the last minute and now i feel really shitty and all i can thing of is crawling into bed. of course, this means that i'm typing extra-slow and looking from my handwritten pages to the screen to the keyboard and back and forth and back and forth is making my dizzy.

Sunday, October 7, 2001

one year ago today -

one year ago today - the last show before the hiatus... i don't like it, although i'd much rather that the guys take an extended break and come back full force than slowly burn out. but i've got to say, i miss phish a whole hell of a lot.

well, i guess it was

well, i guess it was only a matter of time.

Friday, October 5, 2001

last night i had the

last night i had the strangest dream.... i dreamed that i was geting married to my ex in front of t.a. mainstage. there were lots of people there, but i didn't know any of them... and none of my friends were there except for donna. i know... wtf???

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

more birthday wishes - my

more birthday wishes - my bestest buddy yan turns 23 today. love you, babe!

5 pm classes just plain

5 pm classes just plain suck. no two ways about it. the whole process of driving back up to school at 5 pm is just so lame, and i wish i could just stay home. ugh. but emily is bringing me some knitting needles and i am going to learn how to knit a hat today, so i'm excited.

Monday, October 1, 2001

happy birthday, amy!

happy birthday, amy!

Saturday, September 29, 2001

one year ago today, i

one year ago today, i was spending the best weekend of my life with the pb's in las vegas seeing phish. lunch at the rainforest cafe, hanging out at the luxor, hearing the first spock's brain in 5 years and being shocked by kid rock on 9/29, singing happy birthday to trey on 9/30 (by far the best show i've ever seen!), feeling very out of place at the hard rock hotel, coralyn's bachelorette party, playing slots until 6am.... definetly the best weekend of my life so far. ;-)

Friday, September 28, 2001

weird day today... i've been

weird day today... i've been in one of those totally strange moods. not tired, not awake, not hungry, not thirsty, not happy, not sad, not anything. it's strange and i do not like it. i'm hoping it wears off by tomorrow, becasue tomorrow i'm going to my very first toga party! it's a theater arts toga party, so it definetly won't be a garden variety frat-style toga party. i'm stoked (as my 9th grade science teacher would say).

i did get one productive thing done today... i decided what to be for halloween. drumroll please.....
snow white!! i can use a dress i already have, so all i really need to buy (besides yellow and blue fabric) is a black wig. should be fun. i'm hoping that someone has a halloween party.

also, alicia keys rocks my world. ok.

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

this is great stuff. i

this is great stuff. i love the onion but this is by far the best thing they've ever done. go read!

mmmm, snood for palm... i

mmmm, snood for palm... i can feel my productivity level decreasing as i type.... ;-)

Monday, September 24, 2001

so, i was at school,

so, i was at school, and i had written this nice long post about all the stuff that happened today, and the stupid computer ate it. i was annoyed. i'm not going to type it again... i'll just summarize and say that i'm going to be done with school a quarter earlier than i thought. this is not good. i wanted to take an acting class next quarter. waah.

there was a huge rain storm with thunder and lightning tonight. apprently it was in san jose too, at the same time. big storm. it's too bad i wasn't at porter, i could have watched the naked people. (a totally santa cruz thing. don't ask.)

i've been listening to my new simon & garfunkel cds' for the last few days, and i just like them so much. i like everything, but i do have my favorites. right now, this one is at the top of my list...
simon & garfunkel - the 59th street bridge song (feelin' groovy)

in other news, my new housemate moved in today!! i'm so happy, it's so nice to have someone here. i liked living alone, but i've had enough of that. ;-) and school is going well, i'm keeping up with my reading and i haven't fallen asleep in any of my classes yet!
yes, i am feelin' groovy. (har har, bad joke.)

Sunday, September 23, 2001

mmmmmmmm, new cd's. i finally

mmmmmmmm, new cd's.

i finally got around to reformatting my computer. it's so nice and clean and empty and now i can fill it back up with stuff, only a little more organized this time. ;-)

ok, time to do my homework.

Thursday, September 20, 2001

well, the blog theft situation

well, the blog theft situation has been taken care of - the guy was nice and took it down right away. phew. i was so not in the mood to deal with that if it started getting weird.

i'm backing up my hard drive to re-format my computer again... i wanted to do it before school started but that just didn't happen. other than that, i'm trying to clean my house before my new roomie moves in on monday. i'm excited.

school is going well so far... i'm taking some great classes, but i'm most excited about advanced playwriting... although right now i can't decide whether to add onto a particularly good scene i wrote last year, or start something new. we'll see. in the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions??



Wednesday, September 19, 2001

oh my god, someone stole

oh my god, someone stole my web page. i'm not talking someone took my code, changed a letter here and there kind of stealing. the guy has my entire webpage on his server. graphics, blog, the mp3's that were linked from my blog, all my archives and nearly every single page. i'm just sickened... i guess it's becasue i don't know why anyone would do that.

normally, i'd have a link, but i won't link to him because:
1.) he doesn't deserve it
2.) it's my counter code anyway
3.) i'm hoping that by tomorrow it won't even be there anymore.

ugh. so lame. i really don't want to deal with this right now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

dammit, i just realized that

dammit, i just realized that i have to go to school tomorrow.
and that means i have to get up before 12.
damn damn damn.

wheeee! billy graham agrees with

wheeee! billy graham agrees with me!!

"God cares for us, whatever our religious, ethnic or political background may be."
- rev. billy graham, 9/14/01, washington's national cathedral.

Sunday, September 16, 2001

there's nothing like shoe shopping

there's nothing like shoe shopping to get you in the mood for back to school.
this weekends' purchases:

well, only 3 more days

well, only 3 more days until school starts up again. for the first time in a long time, i'm actually looking forward to it. i have one quarter left to go before i've completed my degree, although i may stay a bit longer to finish up the pre-requiusites for graduate school. i'm going to have to make a lot of appointments the first week, too, to get things straightened out. they don't let you stay in school once you're finished unless you go through the rigamarole to get your stay exended. i have been told, though, that since i have a really good reason, there won't be too much of a problem.

now i'm just hoping i can get out of my tendency to stay up until 4am and sleep until the early afternoon. ;-)

Saturday, September 15, 2001

addie posted a great editorial

addie posted a great editorial by gordon sinclair of canada. rather than repost the remarks, i'm linking to her... please go read it. really great stuff.

Friday, September 14, 2001

"We should invade their countries,

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."

um, i don't even know what to say to that one.

this article makes me feel

this article makes me feel physically ill. those guys can kiss my feminist, pro-choice, liberal ass.

and he calls this an apology?

i have so manny issues with this i won't even begin to go into them here. but rest assured, these guys don't know what the fuck they're talking about.

this, however, is one of the best things i've read on the subject today.

Thursday, September 13, 2001

today - silence and sadness.

today - silence and sadness.

i am amazed -amazon's red

i am amazed -amazon's red cross disaster relief fund has collected nearly 3.75 million dollars, and the total is still rising quickly. as soon as my financial aid money comes i'm going to kick some money their way.

i'm pissed that nbc decided to postpone premeires week... simply because i'm in desperate need of some sort of escape from 24 hour news coverage. although it does seem that a little something good will come out of this - hollywood is re-evaluating their use of violence in tv and movies. all i can say is FINALLY! when you've got kids who think a plane crashing into a building full of people is 'cool'(scroll down in the article to see what i'm talking about), then it's about fucking time to re-evaluate.

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

still awake here. listening to

still awake here. listening to loveline tonight was a great relief, at least to hear real people talking about their feelings and not near-delirious tv news anchormen senselessly repeating themselves. i forced myself away from my tv, at least for the time being, and am reading countless weblog entries about today's events. personally, i think it was really nice to have this outlet to vent my feelings - i didn't really want to tie up phone lines any more than i had to, and any conversations i did have felt almost redundant - just repeating things i'd heard on the news, over and over, and over. i know that this is similar, just in written form rather than verbal, but at least i can get it out of my system.

today has been spent mostly

today has been spent mostly in front of the tv, watching the coverage of today's terrorist attacks. at one time i flipped through all the channels i get, and something like 33 of them had news coverage. at points i really just wanted to turn it off, and watch something else... music videos, bad sitcoms or a movie, but every time i tried, i felt guilty, like watching something else, or nothing at all was some sort of transgression. there have been times in my life when big, terrifying events have had an effect on me. the explosion of the challenger. the 1989 earthquake. the oakland fires of 1991. the gulf war. the l.a. riots. but this is worse. much, much worse.

the shot of the plane hitting the second tower is morbidly fascinating to me. in one video, the plane seems to just vanish into the building, not even leaving a hole... that is, until things start exploding milliseconds later. it's amazing what slow motion can do. when i'm at my computer, away from my tv, i try saying to myself, 'there was a major terrorist attack on my country today. four planes were hijacked. two of them hit the world trade center, which then fell over. another crashed into the pentagon, and one crashed in pennsylvania. they have essentially shut down the entire country.' it's still hard to believe that it actually happened, even all these hours later. i have a feeleing that it will still be hard to believe years from now.

as the day went on, i was amazed at the announcements of how the whole country basically shut down. no airports. no opera, no theater, no symphony, no concerts, no hollywood. no sports, with all major league baseball games shut down, for the first time since world war two. even disneyland, a place that is known for being open every day of the year, shut down all their parks and stores here in the us. it's strange to say it, but when i heard that news, it kinda all sunk in. even 'the happiest place on earth' couldn't escape the terror after what happened.

i know things will never be the same after today. i'm glad they won't be, because to continue with life as we know it after an event of this magnitude would be callous and stupid. it's about time we really started to think about shit like this. we need to get rid of the 'it won't happen to me' attitude. hey, people, IT DID HAPPEN TO US. i wish with all my heart that it hadn't, but there isn't much to do about it now. all we can do now is keep the victims in our hearts and thoughts.

i'm angry at the people who did this. how anyone can find joy in death, and in killing, is beyond me. i really hope the kids in palestine who celebrated in the streets today grow up and feel very, very remorseful about that. i hope they break the cycle and teach their children not to hate. i hope our country does not turn around and begin killing innocent citizens somewhere in the world simply because they may be near to whoever did this to us. annihilating the person or persons responsible for this might make us feel better, but if we go and bomb a country to hell, we'll be on the same level as 'them'. we can't blame a community for the acts of individuals! those innocent people are just like us, normal people, living in their houses, trying to live a normal life. that's what everyone in the world is going to have to do tomorrow - try to live a normal life. damn, is that going to be hard.

the mall here is closed,

the mall here is closed, the all the malls in san jose are closed, willie brown is basically shutting san fransisco down (smart man).

fuck, they even closed disneyland. and disneyland NEVER closes.

this is so scary i can't even begin to describe it.

HOLY SHIT. I get a

HOLY SHIT. I get a call from my mom telling me that the world trade center is GONE? someone crahsed planes into it? the pentagon too? WHAT THE FUCK?

this is certainly not a pleasant thing to wake up to. actually, this is the scariest thing that has ever happened in my lifetime. i remember being really scared during the gulf war, but i was 12, and that was very far away. this is so unreal, so scary, it feels like i'm watching a movie. i'm literally shaking.

what kind of crazy fuck does something like this? they're saying something like 20,000 people could have died in the world trade center alone. twenty thousand people!!! how anyone can live with something like this on their concience, i don't know. and whoever orchestrated this has to know that now they're in big big trouble.

and of course, does this mean we're going to go to war? how can we wage a war against a terrorist group? and how scary is it to go to war when we have a moron running our country?

i imagine that this is what pearl harbor must have felt like.

Sunday, September 9, 2001

they re-aired the x-files season

they re-aired the x-files season eight finale tonight. the end of that one makes me giggle every time. i also found an mp3 of scully's theme (if you're an x-files fan, you know what i'm talking about) which i've been looking for since the first time i heard it... i beleive it was in all things... great episode. anyway, you can get it at

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

well, i just returned from

well, i just returned from the madonna concert and it was better than i ever imagined it could be! we had seats up top, behind the stage, and at a slight angle, so we couldn't see the whole thing, but there was a screen right in front of us, at eye level, so anytime we couldn't see, we just looked at the screen. we were actually closer to her then most people in the audience. she did mostly new stuff, but she did do human nature, which is one of my favorite songs! there were tons of different costumes, flying, lots of amazing dancing, but the best part was when someone threw a teddy bear at her and she caught it, looked at it and said, "hey, don't throw your shit at me!"

i was in the same room as madonna. tee-hee!

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

holy shit. holy shit. holy

holy shit. holy shit. holy shit.

i'm going to see madonna.

holy shit.

Monday, September 3, 2001

today's labor day activities revolved

today's labor day activities revolved around sausages and pies. apparently someone had a little too much of both, so there was a tiny barbeque that revolved around those two things. it was great... listeing to edith piaf by candelight on the balcony, breathing the salt air... what a nice way to spend an evening.

Sunday, September 2, 2001

i've been seeing ads for

i've been seeing ads for "o", and i thought it looked sub-par... who needs another bad teen flick? however, it turns out that it's based on othello, and i've heard from several people that it's really good. so i decide to look up the movie. since it's an updated version of othello, they've of course updated the language, and i came across how now, dude?, a cheezy shakespeare to teenspeak translator. most of it was lame, but their translation for what's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet was this:
"puff daddy", "p. diddy", whatever. he still sucks.
so true.

side note - the movie is directed by tim blake nelson, who portrayed delmar (my favorite character) in o brother where are thou. now i really have to see this movie.

wow. the last few days

wow. the last few days have been insane. today i went to see the final show of "the scottish play" at shakespeare santa cruz (beautiful set and sound design!!) and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with jean and david. it was a nice change, since i've been spending most of my days just bumming around the house.

mmmm, my mom bought me 2 giant pixy stix, in my favorite colors, red and purple. i love the sugary goodness!

Thursday, August 30, 2001

i keep hoping and praying

i keep hoping and praying that they'll stop showing that scary-ass levi's singing bellybutton commercial. i mean, come on, what are they trying to do, give people nightmares?? creepy.

another interesting thought on commercials... has anyone else seen the old navy commercial for the low-rise pants where molly sims says something to the effect of "hips have never been hotter!" ? UM, i think that's false advertising, because #1, none of those models have anything that could even be considered hips, and #2, people who do have hips can't wear the damn pants for fear of looking really dumb. believe me, i tried them on and there's just no way. yuck.

ok, this is so fucking

ok, this is so fucking cool... wil wheaton has a weblog. and it's a good weblog, and he's funny, and he does all the code himself!! and it get 5 stars of coolness from me becasue it's a real page about a real person, even if it is by a famous actor, and it's not some ganky, overproduced, studio designed, promotion shit.
(and if you say you don't know who wil wheaton is, i'd say you're lying.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2001

ugh, i've gone and fucked

ugh, i've gone and fucked up my internal clock. (i mean, come on, would i ever be up voluntarily at 5:30 am? i don't think so.) i've been staying up late and sleeping late recently, and then yesterday (today??) i slept until three in the afternoon becasue i had the worst headache ever. when i realized at 4 am that i was still reading anna karenina and i wan't the least bit tired, i figured i'd better force myself to stay up until tomorrow night so i can get back on track. i've actully been getting some stuff done... tweaking the new layout, doing laundry and dishes... it's amazing. i think in a little while i'm going to shower and go for a's so rare that i'm up in the morning that i figure i'd better enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2001

so, i went to see

so, i went to see ween last night at palookaville. i'd never seen them before, and it was definetly a change from the jam based, hippie filled concerts i usually go to! it was so strange... short songs, no setbreak, a mosh pit... but, damn, it rocked!! plus, i was extra happy because they played roses are free.

ok, so i finally finshed

ok, so i finally finshed the new layout. phew! it would have been a lot faster if blogger hadn't kept eating my templates and then spitting them back out all garbled.
anyway, what do you think? (hint: click on "comment" below this entry and let me know.)

Monday, August 27, 2001

look for a new layout

look for a new layout tomorrow!

Saturday, August 25, 2001

weird blast from the past...

weird blast from the past... today i saw se�davis, my high school spanish teacher. it's a good thin he didn't see me, though, because if he wanted me to speak to him in spanish i would have had to turn and run ;-)

Friday, August 24, 2001

well, jay and silent bob

well, jay and silent bob strike back gets a huge 2 thumbs up from me. if i had three thumbs, i'd give it three thumbs up.
seriously, i laughed my ass off through the whole movie. so good. it's a good thing that i saw clerks, mallrats and chasing amy all within the last two months... actually, i saw clerks and mallrats on monday. i've seen dogma like, 10 times, so no need to brush up on that one (and brushing up is practiacally a neccesity because of all the inside jokes). anyway, thanks to kevin smith for another great movie. everyone, go see it!!

Thursday, August 23, 2001

i love the continuity in

i love the continuity in the cover art of cake albums. look see...

motorcade of generosity fashion nugget prolonging the magic comfort eagle

i didn't realize that the new one was already out... i'd heard the new single on the radio a few times, but i figured the album didn't come out until next month or something.

ooh, i get to go

ooh, i get to go to the so many roads show!!! thanks, debbie!! ;-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

hot damn, i got comments

hot damn, i got comments to work!!!

this is the highlight of my day, you know.

well, a one-night trip to

well, a one-night trip to san jose turned into three days. that place is a black hole, i tell you!!

on an unrelated note, it looks like i can't run comments on my blog. damn the stupid school server.

Saturday, August 18, 2001

ok, so comments don't work

ok, so comments don't work yet. please ingore them for the time being.

working on adding comments. sorry

working on adding comments. sorry for any broken links in the next little while.

Friday, August 17, 2001

this scares me.

this scares me.

Thursday, August 16, 2001

i decided that i'm going

i decided that i'm going to learn guitar. i practiced a bunch tonight, on my sister's guitar and with her well worn chord sheet, and i think i'm doing ok so far. i can play here comes the sun, albeit rather slowly. i'm working on fake plastic trees, too, but that f#m chord is tripping me up. i just don't understand how anyone could contort their fingers into that position.

and damn, do my fingers hurt.

Wednesday, August 15, 2001

i never thought i'd say

i never thought i'd say this, but i really can't wait for school to start. i miss my friends and this temping bull***t is driving me insane.

Tuesday, August 14, 2001

i'm such a geek.. i'm

i'm such a geek.. i'm working on another redesign. this will take me a while though, it's a little more complicated in terms of graphic headers and such. i should make a lot more progress after this weekend, since all my program design work will be done by then.

new blog links to your left.

Sunday, August 12, 2001

YAY, i got a 44

YAY, i got a 44 out of 50 on the multiple choice secion of my history final!!! now i just have to wait for my scores on the essays.....

Friday, August 10, 2001

anyone wanna buy me a

anyone wanna buy me a present?

Thursday, August 9, 2001

so, i'm in togo's last

so, i'm in togo's last night, getting some dinner, and the guy making my sandwich, says, "so, did you go to florida?"
(of course, i'm wearing a phish shirt, so i know immediately what he's talking about. it's like a secret society...)
"no," i said, "i didn't. i did go to vegas last fall, though."
we chat a moment about phish, i pay for my sandwich, and then i realize ... that i have two sandwiches.
i ordered one, i paid for one, and i had two.


Wednesday, August 8, 2001

scotts valley is a really

scotts valley is a really nice place, but every time i go there i get lost. so annoying. but i did get to fill up my tank for only 1.50 a gallon! amazing!!

whee, off to see shakespeare.

Tuesday, August 7, 2001

dammit, i missed the real

dammit, i missed the real world again this week... two weeks in a row! now i have to remember to tape on saturday to get those 2 episodes.

Monday, August 6, 2001

exciting discovery of the day

exciting discovery of the day - you can buy a dozen noah's bagels at costco for three dollars!

Friday, August 3, 2001

i've recently discovered it's

i've recently discovered it's pretty damn cool... i can't wait to start an object!!

Thursday, August 2, 2001

i am excited to be

i am excited to be working in theater this summer, even though it is indirectly. although, i think by volunteering to do program design for three shows that happen within three weeks of each other i have slightly over comitted myself. ;-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2001

it seems to me, that

it seems to me, that most of my life, i have always made a huge effort to be a good friend. i think, that because of this, i have never had a shortage of friends in my life. a few have come and gone quickly, others have stuck around a bit longer, and i've managed to keep one good friend for my whole life... all 22 years of it.

but there are times, when for some reason or another, i feel that my efforts are one sided. that regardless of my continued attempt to keep my friendships going, what i'm giving is not coming back to me. maybe it's just a bad day, and maybe i'm overreacting, but i get this feeling much too often to think that it's just my over-charged emotions.

and i wonder how long i'll have the stamina to keep making that effort.

cusak for president? hell, i'd

cusak for president? hell, i'd vote for him.
{link stolen from nextdraft.}

Tuesday, July 31, 2001

i... am... so... damn... tired.

i... am... so... damn... tired. after staying out WAY too late the night before a seven hour work day, every single person i had to deal with at work today was a complete and total moron. either that, or really f-ing annoying. i think i'm going to crawl into bed now.

Saturday, July 28, 2001

just finished my second exam

just finished my second exam for my online history class... i did better on the multiple chioce part of this one, but i still had a hard time with the essay questions. i didn't expect this class to be as hard as it is... i guess i underestimated the usefulness of lectures and discussion sections. ;-)

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

ever wondered just where all

ever wondered just where all those songs in the elephant love song medly from moulin rouge came from?? mr. phancy did too, and he spliced them all together into a great mp3. funny!

Tuesday, July 24, 2001

well, i got the new

well, i got the new *nsync cd today. the verdict? it's a good cd (i especially like track 6 ). so, it's better than the first one but it's not as good as the last one. then again, the last one would be hard to top... it's a damn good cd.

and no, i'm not ashamed that i'm 22 and own 3 *nsync albums.

so, today i'm at work,

so, today i'm at work, all frustrated by the project i'm working on, and i don't even notice that BEN STEIN walks up to my window, picks up a brochure and walks away.

but everyone else did, so i got to run to the back door and watch him walk away. tee hee!

Monday, July 23, 2001

insomnia strikes again. wheee. i've

insomnia strikes again. wheee.

i've struck on some good luck on the job front, and i'm picking up an extra 20+ hours at my part-time weekend job, and working nearly every day this week. this is nice, since the temp agencies aren't calling, and the bank account is getting low. never again do i want to be unemployed. lesson learned, right?

today i ran into my friend david, who recently started his own dance company. i signed on to do program design for his first show. i just want to start working (read, theater work) with as many people as possible, and this is a great way to start, since i need things to occupy my time right now. should be fun...

also, today is happy because donna finally returns to cali. welcome home, d!!

Thursday, July 19, 2001

wow... i haven't had much

wow... i haven't had much to say lately. i've been a recluse since i really have nothing better to do. even if i did have something better to do, i wouldn't have any money to do it with. so there.

I am, however, very excited that loobylu is back. her page makes me smile. ;-)

Saturday, July 14, 2001

wheeeee..... the trey show last

wheeeee..... the trey show last night was great.... can't wait until the show tonight!

Wednesday, July 11, 2001

there's no significant content on

there's no significant content on the oysterhead site yet, but there is this weird, super cool music loop....

Tuesday, July 10, 2001

this is possibly the most

this is possibly the most interesting thing i've seen in my referral log for a while!

Sunday, July 8, 2001

whee! new layout! i know

whee! new layout! i know donna will be sad, because she liked my old one.... but i'm just happy to have a change.

Saturday, July 7, 2001

first sunburn of the summer

first sunburn of the summer - july 7.
i'm glad i managed to postpone it as long as i did... but i think it's just one of those things that happens no matter how much you try to avoid it. thank god for aloe vera gel!!

Friday, July 6, 2001

i need a new layout.

i need a new layout. since i'm currently unemployed, this might be a good time to do it. although, if someone out there has a job to offer me, i'd gladly put off a redesign. funny thing is - i'll be lucky if i even get prom pics up, let alone redesign the whole damn site. ;-)

Wednesday, July 4, 2001

there is nothing like celebrating

there is nothing like celebrating our country's independence by setting off hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illegal fireworks!

now, i know you're thinking... hundreds of thousands of dollars? huh? and i know fireworks aren't illegal everywhere, but they are where i am (santa cruz county). i spent the day with my family at a state beach in aptos. now, we go to this beach often, and i've never seen it this crowded, ever. at about 8:30, when the sun had just set, the fireworks started going off... and continues until i left at ten, and according to my parents were still going at 10:45. these were hard core, REAL fireworks, not just a bunch of sparklers, and i'd say there were 6-8 fireworks going off every few seconds for over an hour, on either side of us (i'd say it was a good 5 mile stretch of beach). that's a lot of fireworks... and we had over $100 worth and ours didn't last very long! i wish i had videotaped it. it was unreal.

happy 4th of july!

happy 4th of july!

Sunday, July 1, 2001

greetings from michigan! i'm having

greetings from michigan! i'm having lots of fun, and ann arbor is really nice (although i think my opinion would change if it were snowing)! it was really really hot here the last few days, but today it was nice and cool. i walked around downtown ann arbor with d and now we're hanging out in the media union making mix cd's.

i will be happy to be home tomorrow... i've been doing entirely too much traveling. plus i get to babysit my cat skinny at my house next week! i'm so excited... i finally get to have a cat... even if it is temporary.

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

i get home from my

i get home from my trip with common ground, all ready to spring into job hunting, cleaning and catching up on my summer reading list, and what am i doing instead? i'm hopping a plane to michigan to visit my best friend. sometimes i wonder where my sanity went. aaaah, what the hell - she's lived there 4 years and i've never been out to visit. and i figure, since she's not working, and i'm not working, it's perfect timing! although i am a little nervous... i haven't been on a plane for more that two years....

Tuesday, June 26, 2001

i am so excited about

i am so excited about the real world 10!! maybe this time i'll actually see all the episodes in order. ;-)

Monday, June 25, 2001

well, i'm back! i spent

well, i'm back! i spent the last week in a bus with 38 high school kids who are a part of the touring youth choir common ground (part of the youth program over at bethel lutheran), we toured the pacific northwest with stops in sacramento, salem, bend, seattle and a few other cool towns you've probably never heard of. highlights included whitewater rafting on the deschutes river, watching the flying fish at pikes place market, the dollar store in troutdale, oregon (no sales tax!), crater lake, and of course, the hilarious antics at the variety show. i was with the group as an adult 'sponsor', and i also ran the media parts of the show.

it was truly an amazing experience, and although it had it's ups and downs, i had a fabulous time, and i can't wait until next year... although i am glad to be back home to my own bed, my shower and of course, my computer. ;-)

Friday, June 15, 2001

if there is one thing

if there is one thing i learned this week, it's that i never want a job that would require me to commute over 17 every day. besides the hellish drive, good old san jose just isn't the same. i guess i'm a real cruz-er now!

anyhoo, i've decided to take a little break from blogging, and the net in general. i'll be back in about a week, though.


Thursday, June 14, 2001

i was over at samara's,

i was over at samara's, saying goodbye and picking some stuff up, and we heard all these sirens. we went outside to check it out, and there was a fire on the corner of bay and escalona! there's a little patch of trees and weeds and stuff there, so it wasn't someone's house, thank god. it was a weird thing... i don't think i've ever been that close to a fire before!

on a completely different note, i picked up my grad photos today. if i'm lucky i'll get some up tonight.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001

i absolutely detest it when

i absolutely detest it when i get hangups on my answering machine. so, to the person who called me at 9:19 tonight, YOU SUCK. next time leave a message!

Tuesday, June 12, 2001

yay! o brother comes out

yay! o brother comes out on video today! i'm off to costco to snag myself a copy!

Monday, June 11, 2001

my dad brought a digital

my dad brought a digital camera to my graduation, so i tossed some of those photos up. i'll have some more once i get my film developed.

today is weird early 90's

today is weird early 90's movies starring SNL people day. first i was watching so i married an axe murderer with mike myers, and then i came across clean slate with dana carvey. bizarre.

Saturday, June 9, 2001

so, yeah, i graduated! i'm

so, yeah, i graduated! i'm not actually done, but i've done the ceremonies and all that fun stuff. i've decided that they don't really mean as much when you know you have to go back in the fall, but it's a lot easier not to cry. ;-)

love the party factor of graduation, too - party last night, party now, party tonight, party tomorrow. i'm gonna need a lot of caffeine!

Friday, June 8, 2001

i'm not quite sure i'm

i'm not quite sure i'm ready for this.

Wednesday, June 6, 2001

WOOHOO!! i'm DONE with school

WOOHOO!! i'm DONE with school for the summer!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2001

well, one final down, one

well, one final down, one to go.

i'm really pissed about the one i just took though... it was ridiculous - asking us to write a ridiculous amount on stuff we never even discussed in class!! i'm planning on stopping by the department office and re-submitting my eval for this professor so i can address this. it's lame for me, but lamer for underclassmen or non-majors... simply because they probably didn't understand all the concepts we were supposed to discuss... hell, i don't understand half of them and i've taken a bunch of theory classes!

Monday, June 4, 2001

tonight, after my study session

tonight, after my study session for tomrrow's final, carolyn, gabe, christina and i took a walk out on westcliff. it was great... the moon was out, it wasn't too cold... i think we walked about three miles. only problem is that now i'm really awake... and i want to go to bed!!

Sunday, June 3, 2001

damn, moulin rouge was a

damn, moulin rouge was a good movie. i have a feeling this one will end up being one of my all-time faves...

Friday, June 1, 2001

not much compares to the

not much compares to the feeling of removing a slightly too small prom dress after 7 hours. aaaaaaahhhhh, breathing is so nice!

i have to get up and drive to morgan hill tomorrow morning, so more on prom later.

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

i don't think there can

i don't think there can be anything worse than nausea, a migraine and insomnia combined.... except maybe those three things the night before the last day of classes. blech.

oh well... looks like i'll finish the cider house rules tonight after all.

i look like shirley temple

i look like shirley temple right now. since prom is in two days (ack) i figured i should start thinking about what to do with my hair, and since it's a lot shorter than it used to be, i decided that i needed to practice. so i rolled my hair in sponge rollers last night, and... well... wow. i may have to stick my head in a bucket of water before i leave the house if my hair doesn't relax a little.

Monday, May 28, 2001

today was a great day...

today was a great day... long, but great. outlet shopping with samara and jenny was a fantastic success - they were having a memorial day 50% off sale!! we all got something for prom... for those of you who knew me and my friends back in the day, it's basically deanna's senior prom dress in navy instead of red. for those of you who didn't know me... well, there will be pictures. i was really surprised at what an easy drive it was up to the city... maybe now i'll go more often. :-)

after shopping we headed to a memorial day bbq at jean, erik and l.b.'s house... it was a blast! i gave ariel my little digital and she took a whole bunch of photos... it's always so much more fun that way because when i get home and upload them it's a total surprise.

it's too bad i have to go back to school tomorrow.

Sunday, May 27, 2001

finally got the photos up

finally got the photos up from the 2nd street party (click on the orange dot at the top of the screen).

Saturday, May 26, 2001

well, i didn't get to

well, i didn't get to go out last night, but i did get to go out tonight, so i feel better. it was a different kind of night, not stuff i usually do. first i headed to a spy party where i knew only 4 people so it was kinda weird. then brendon wanted to go to the red room, where i had never been before. it was fun, i spent most of the time bitching with andy about our lame love lives. then we walked to the other end of pacific for last call at (of all places) pizza my heart. mmm. pinapple pizza.

on the way home i confided in meghan... i had to sit in my car for 15 minutes to psych myself up before i went into the party. i really am shy... once i get to know people i'm as crazy as the rest of the theater majors, but around a bunch of strangers? i'm a whimp.

and i had 2 messages when i got home. i feel popular.

Friday, May 25, 2001

well, i thought i was

well, i thought i was going out tonight. i never heard anymore about it, so i figured it was safe to eat the rest of my funyuns. my mom thinks they're nasty, but i tend to disagree. mmmm, good. they make your breath smell awful, though.... what do you want to bet maria calls me with plans for tonight as soon as i finish them??

i love hanging out in

i love hanging out in the ta lab before a show. it only takes us ten minutes to set up for the show so it gives us a lot of time to kill. i'd much rather be at home... but hey, whatever.

Thursday, May 24, 2001

ooh, i love seeing new

ooh, i love seeing new entries in my referral log. hi, miss ellen!

more proof that vermont is

more proof that vermont is hella cool.

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

this year has gone by

this year has gone by so fast, and i feel like i didn't even realize it until today. graduation is in 2 and a half weeks, and even though i'll be back in the fall for one more quarter, i'm dreading it because most of the people that i finally got to know in the past six months will be gone, and i'm not looking forward to that at all.

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

ok, today my day went

ok, today my day went from really bad to really good really fast. i went from stressing over an unfinished paper and possible no pass in a class i kinda need, and freaking out about certain events that happened with a certain person this weekend (i'm not going to discuss details here because, well, who knows who looks at my page? if you're really that curious, drop me a line.)

less than 2 hours later, i had an extention on my paper, and a 'date' with samara to work on prom invites (which turned out fabulous, btw). the situation with the certain person is still uncertain, but i'm not freaking out any more.

it's amazing how fast things can take a total 180.

on an unrelated note, today my daily hits nearly doubled for no apprent reason. hm.

wreck. i am a *w

wreck. i am a *w r e c k* . why can't school be over already??

Monday, May 21, 2001

thank god for saturn cafe!

thank god for saturn cafe! that little late night gab fest and break from paper writing was just what i needed.

i haaaaaaaaaate writing papers.

i haaaaaaaaaate writing papers.



i think i've watched the

i think i've watched the last three minutes of last night's x-files about 20 times, and i'm still giddy!!

Sunday, May 20, 2001

hooray! after what they alluded

hooray! after what they alluded to in tonight's season finale (i think it was the first ever that wasn't a cliffhanger of the traditional sort) mulder had better be in a few episodes! *dramabug grins uncontrollably*

i'm finally winding down from

i'm finally winding down from todays show and designer shoot. i'm beat. this has been a long weekend, and i'm physically, mentally, and emotionally drained... i really hope i can stay awake long enough to see the end of the x-files season finale... better set up a tape.

as i was driving gabe home, i realized that i was not the only thing running on empty - my car needed gas. as i headed towards the gas station, i could see a huge fog bank blowing in, and since the sun was setting, everything had this wonderful hazy glow. it's something i've only seen here, and it's amazingly beautiful. i feel so lucky to be here.

last night was yet *another*

last night was yet *another* party, and this was great because my friend autumn is visitng from napa, and everyone was very happy to see her! for the second night in a row i was there until 4 am, and i must say it was worth it! it's strange, because i felt like i was acting very out of character, but then again, so was everyone else. so much random stuff went down and it was all so strange, i'm having a hard time believing it all really happened.

Saturday, May 19, 2001

oooh oooh oooh, i just

oooh oooh oooh, i just heard the new n'sync single on the radio!!!!!!!!!! thank god for napster... i hate hearing a song on the radio and not being able to hear it again right away. ;-)

Friday, May 18, 2001

i... am... so... lame... for

i... am... so... lame... for staying out this late and i know i'm going to hate myself tomorrow, but damn tonight was a good time. i love theater arts parties. they are worth every minute of lost sleep... but since there is another one tomorrow night i think i'd better pencil a nap into my schedule.

38 minutes until spring dance

38 minutes until spring dance opens! woo-hoo!

Thursday, May 17, 2001

i love being on clear-com...

i love being on clear-com... had i known it was that fun i would have been getting my ta50 hours as a board op and not as run crew! the only down side - the headsets are so tight, it feels like your brain is being squeezed out of your ears.

i am so mad -

i am so mad - i haven't missed an episode of ed since november, and because i didn't shut my vcr off before i left the house yesterday, it didn't tape. grrrrr.

Wednesday, May 16, 2001

i didn't think i would

i didn't think i would be able to go to the the fair this year, but i think i'm going to take a mini-trip tonight - i need my fried rice fix for the year!

well, i got my trey

well, i got my trey tickets yesterday!! i'm so excited! i really love the greek theater... i saw tracy chapman there last summer and it was amazing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

YAY, tomorrow's rehearsal was cancelled!!!

YAY, tomorrow's rehearsal was cancelled!!! i'm so stoked... now maybe i'll have time to clean my house!

i'm madly in love with

i'm madly in love with pyramid song, from the soon to be released radiohead album, amnesiac. there is just something about it, it's hypnotic, and very beautiful. you can download it here. do it now!!

Sunday, May 13, 2001

happy mother's day, mommy! i

happy mother's day, mommy! i love you!

Saturday, May 12, 2001

well, at least tech isn't

well, at least tech isn't nearly as boring as last time... i'm the assistant stage manager but since they never found someone to be the media op, i'm doing that. it's kinda cool... the media stuff is really neat, and i get to be on com, and that's really fun! i just hope we get done at a decent hour tonight so i can get some sleep.

my show starts tech today,

my show starts tech today, and i've been at rehearsals every night for weeks, plus i had a midterm last week, so that explains my lack of blogging. yesterday it all caught up to me and i was just so exhausted that i cancelled all my plans and hung around my house all night. seriously, after rehearsal, i was so tired that i wanted to go home and sleep for days, but i forced myself to go pick up my photos from my santa barbara trip and go to the store so i could have something to eat at tech today.

ugh. off to be a slave to the theater. ;-)

Tuesday, May 8, 2001

season three, baby!

season three, baby!

Monday, May 7, 2001

i remember going through the

i remember going through the american girls catalog - way back when they only had 3 dolls. i always wanted a molly doll, but that never happened. catalogs still come to my parents' house, and i was flipping through one today, and they came up with the coolest thing! i want one.

today was *hot*. like gross,

today was *hot*. like gross, all you want to do is lay around *hot*. and i've got to say, the people in california are so DUMB - just because it's hot does not mean there's no more energy crisis! unless you are old, or have little kids, your air conditioner SHOULD NOT BE ON! i don't care if you have the $$ to shell out for crazy energy bills, your actions are affecting everyone in the state. no one likes blackouts, so open your windows in the morning when it's cool, keep your lights out, and spend the money you would have spent on power on a new tank top (or 20).

Sunday, May 6, 2001

long day yesterday. i went

long day yesterday. i went to my friend cindy's wedding, which was nice. i ran into some people i havent seen since high school... it was very weird. cindy looked great... and very happy. i got a photo with her to add to my wedding book, so i'm glad. i always feel kinda bad asking, because weddings are so crazy, and i'm sure that after a while, the bride gets sick of having her photot taken, but i'm always glad after the weddings when i get my film developed.

after that, i drove to west valley and caught the end of a play there.. i was meeting up with some friends from ucsc. after that, a few of us headed over to david's house in los gatos. me and samara were there until 2:30 am... and then david and samara headed back to santa cruz. i was very happy that i only had to drive across town and not all the way back to sc.

Friday, May 4, 2001

tonight was GREAT! me and

tonight was GREAT! me and samara (kisskiss!) had tickets for the queer fashion show up at porter. i met her in line, where we were joined by nora, david and maura. the show was fabulous... i'd try to describe it but it's one of those things that needs to be seen. ;-)

after the show we headed downtown to get some food. this random guy we had met at the fashion show was there, and he used a really bad pickup line on samara, who i must say was very gracious. after mild confusion, we got a table. we were loud and obnoxious (lots of talk about boobs, for some reason) so it was good thing the place was almost empty. we had the coolest waitress ever. when we were done, we decide to go to surf bowl, and headed out to the car. in the parking lot, we saw a car with the back door open, and four feet sticking out of it... there were people actually *doing it* in this car. it was pretty funny.
when we got down to the beach, surf bowl was closed, so we decided to go hot tubbung, but that didn't work out either, so samara, david and i headed down to the beach.

now, santa cruz doen't have a great night life, but we do have some great beaches. the three of us walked down a path and ended up on the cliff between the boardwalk and harbor. it was an amazing veiw, and we hung out there for a while... at this point it was 1 am! we ventured down to the edge and took a few photos... well, david and samara sat down there for a while, but since i'm such a chicken, i mostly stayed close to the fence (cliffs and nighttime and oceans don't really mix for me!). it was amazing... quiet, tranquil and absolutely gorgeous.

i was out much too late, but every moment of tonight was worth it.

it's always a nice surprise

it's always a nice surprise when you check your referral logs and find you've been linked by someone new (and a complete stranger at that!!).

Thursday, May 3, 2001

for some reason i'm a

for some reason i'm a lot more productive when i do homework in the t.a. lab. this is not a good discovery... simply because i spend too much time here as it is and now i feel like i should drag my homework up here as well. ugh.

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

i hate rehearsal because right

i hate rehearsal because right now it's just hours of doing *nothing*, but i love rehearsal because it's nice to hang around with everyone and it gives me a chance to knit and read and such. it's frustrating though, because i'm trying to learn how to do css and i wish i had a few hours to just learn it all at once.

Monday, April 30, 2001

i can't beleive that i

i can't beleive that i never saw high fidelity until today. it was creepy, like watching a movie about someone i know (hi alex!).

Saturday, April 28, 2001

new photos up. more tomorrow.

new photos up. more tomorrow.

there is something wonderful about

there is something wonderful about the fact that, once i get off work today, i have something like 2 days before i have to be anywhere. 2 days of freedom! i know that i have about a week's worth of things to do, but just the thought that i don't have to be at work or at rehearsal is so nice. i think today i'll go to trader joe's, and maybe to express to spend that gift certificate...

Friday, April 27, 2001

i vaugely remember hearing this

i vaugely remember hearing this song in a commercial, and someone told me it was in boogie nights (although i don't remember that) but someone mentioned it on one of my mailing lists the other day and it's been in my head ever since.

evil, evil insomnia. i have

evil, evil insomnia. i have to get up in five and a half hours to get ready for work, so i feel guilty reading or blogging or playing atomica even though i know that doing those things will eventually tire me out.

bejeweled for palm? be still

bejeweled for palm? be still my heart!

Thursday, April 26, 2001

ugh. every time i try

ugh. every time i try to cut back on my intake of caffeine, which i get via the nectar of the gods, coca-cola, i do ok for a day or two, then i get a migraine and have start sucking the stuff down again. lack of caffeine isn't the only thing that gives me migraines.... it's just the only thing i've figured out so far. pretty sad, since i've been getting these killer headaches since i was twelve. they used to totally incapacitate me, but now they're just a mild annoyance thanks god for excedrin migraine... i love that stuff. and hey! it's got caffeine in it. i'm starting to see a pattern here...

Wednesday, April 25, 2001

i love love love atomica.

i love love love atomica.

well, i just ordered my

well, i just ordered my trey tickets ... and it was surprisingly easy! lets just hope i get tickets now! so, who all is going to see the two berkeley shows at the greek??

Tuesday, April 24, 2001

still sick... man, i hate

still sick... man, i hate this! this is what i get, bragging to the people in my office that i haven't been sick since december... now i'm just trying to decide if i really want to leave my house to go to the grocery store.

i've recently discovered piki and poko, which is pretty cute... although i must say, miss muffy and the muff mob of bullseye art is still my favorite when it comes to web cartoons.

Monday, April 23, 2001

*ugh* i hate being sick.

*ugh* i hate being sick.

Saturday, April 21, 2001

*yawn* .... just got home

*yawn* .... just got home from erik and andy's birthday party - and while it was way way way fun, my voice is now all sore and scratchy, and i'm so tired i can't even understand why i'm sitting here blogging. why am i sitting here blogging?? ugh... time for some serious sleeping. anyway, photos from the party (as well as the end of winter quarter party) to come soon.

p.s. cdnow cancelled my order. rats!

Friday, April 20, 2001

well, looks like cdnow figured

well, looks like cdnow figured out their little pricing error... now all that remains to be seen is if they send me the cd's anyway. let's hope they do.....

Thursday, April 19, 2001

mmm, i just saw o

mmm, i just saw o brother, where art thou for the third time. damn, i love that movie.

YAY, phish tickets by mail

YAY, phish tickets by mail is doing trey tour! now maybe i'll get lucky and not have to stand in line at wherehouse to buy tickets from the evil ticketbastard.

get it while you can,

get it while you can, miles davis - complete live at the plugged nickel, an 8 cd, $120 box set, is (mis)marked at $12 on cdnow. be sure to double check the price when you rush over there and buy it, however, they'll probably figure out the error soon.

whee, i love being friends

whee, i love being friends with a rock star! you go, ericalynn!
(listen to the studio clip here.)

confirmed by ticketbastard, trey at

confirmed by ticketbastard, trey at the greek in july!!! i'll be there with bells on... provided i can get tickets, that is.

Tuesday, April 17, 2001

wheee! finally a new look

wheee! finally a new look over at glad to see that there are still things going on over there... it gives me a little hope in this 'time of no phish'. tee-hee!

Sunday, April 15, 2001

i hope everyone had a

i hope everyone had a lovely easter!!

me: up at 5 am. left house at 5:45 am. arrive at outdoor sunrise service at 6:01 am. read and sing at service, left for church at 7:30 am. arived at church, had breakfast, worked a little, talked to friends more. 11:05 am, managed to get 35 high schoolers to line up in quasi-silence to go in and sing at the late service. started cleaning up at 11:15 am, hung out until 12:20 pm, said i was leaving at 12:30 pm, actual departure time 12:55 pm. leave for old navy at 1:30 pm. head home from old navy at 1:37 pm - they were closed. read and slept (but mostly read) until 3:30 pm. got dressed, left for easter dinner in santa cruz at 4:15 pm. arrived in santa cruz 5 pm, park at the boardwalk, eat corn dog, french fries, shrimp cocktail, italian soda and 1 giant chocolate covered strawberry (what a great easter dinner!). leave boardwalk 7:45 pm. help sister with computer stuff, drive her home 8:15 pm. check e-mail, write blogger post, 8:35 pm.

what's next? fall in bed 9 pm. ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2001

sometimes i wonder about people

sometimes i wonder about people and their tendency to overreact.

for some reason, i have

for some reason, i have not been into blogging so much lately. maybe it's because i am so damn busy. wow, what a concept. i have, however, been working on some improvements for my page.... no design changes (i still like my current design), just a few things here and there to make things nicer.

excitement in my corner: looks like i may be getting a new car in the next 6 months! considering i was planning on sticking with my contour for at least another 2 or 3 years, this is exciting. my dream car: a blue jetta.

Tuesday, April 10, 2001

i tried to make cookies

i tried to make cookies tonight, because i was having a major cookie craving, and for the first time ever, they were a complete failure. i was so bummed.

Monday, April 9, 2001

i've been slacking. bad me.

i've been slacking. bad me.

tonight on the way home from san jose, someone was following me so close that i couldn't even see his headlights. what i want to know is this: what possesses someone to do shit like that to other drivers? what do they think they will gain? when someone tailgates me, i just go slower, and eventually they go around me. so it's not like it's doing them any good. you know?

Friday, April 6, 2001

it's cold and rainy here

it's cold and rainy here today. i hate being cold, and i hate rain, so it's not such a good day for me. on the up side, my local blockbuster is having a huge sale - pre-veiwed videos for $3 and pre-veiwed dvd's for $5. i got the green mile, the whole nine yards, gone in 60 seconds, chicken run, and the cider house rules for $24! such a good deal, and i love good deals. ;-)

Thursday, April 5, 2001

the terri tickle mystery

the terri tickle mystery has finally been solved!

Tuesday, April 3, 2001

aaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha! eric conveys an emotion???

aaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha! eric conveys an emotion??? man, there is an awful lot of weird stuff on the web. ;-) although this guy is pretty good at what he does - for example, this is how i often feel at work:

these past few days have

these past few days have not been without some mishaps, but the trip to santa barbara and lompoc to see keller williams was so worth it. more details (and photos from my trip) a little later... right now i have to unpack.

Friday, March 30, 2001

between porter and pa, ucsc, ca


"friday night and going nowhere..."

"friday night and going nowhere..."
tonight's party got cancelled, so now i'm just hanging out in my pj's, working on some new stuff for the page, and writing e-mails. i'm bummed becasue i was looking forward to this party, but i guess it's for the best because today was super busy, i'm tired, and i have to work early tomorrow. i hate working the early shift.

i saw psycho ex-girlfriend about

i saw psycho ex-girlfriend about six days ago, but didn't get around to actually listening to the voicemails until last night. it was pretty freaky, and definetly funny, but i have to wonder: what kind of asshole would do this to someone who obviously has emotional and psychological issues? i mean, it's funny, but keep in mind that we're only hearing what he heard. i'd love to hear this girl's side of the story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2001

i'm totally addicted to this

i'm totally addicted to this italian soda... galvanina limonata soda. it's like fizzy lemonade and it's sweet but tart at the same time. i get it at trader joes and i could just drink it all day long. mmmmm. the cedrata soda is good too - also lemon but a lot sweeter. next time i head towards trader joes i think i'll also try the rasberry soda.

so, i just went to

so, i just went to buy the one book for my other class and that one was $79! and i even bought it at the book co-op! ugh.

this is insane - the

this is insane - the books for one of my classes, 15 books, was $170. one hundered and seventy dollars!!!! i figure, at least they're neat books that won't become fully useless after the quarter is over, but still, $170?? geez.

Monday, March 26, 2001

memorial park, cupertino, ca