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.