Sunday, January 31, 2010

Arbitrary Mind Picks #38

1. More often than not, i wish my eyes were a different color.

2. Working out just makes me think about food more. Since i have to be on a diet, it's kind of like torture. (It's ok. I know it's only in the beginning. I shall get in the swing of things soon)

3. Delivery hotlines frustrate me to the superfluous maximus. (Whatever, you get it)

4. I wish the weekend had 3 days instead of 2. *sigh*

5. "Karma will kick your ass and she's a much bigger bitch than i'll ever be."
I absolutely dread calling for Delivery. I understand that they provide a great service by bringing us food of our preference right to our very door step... and it's awesome- but calling and placing an order is like walking on broken glass. Just the simple task of taking down your information is like a feat of monstrous proportions.

After we struggle with the alphabet and codes are cracked and Sunday has turned into Wednesday, this girl tells me that- "Your order will take an hour and 30 minutes due to the number of orders today. Willing to wait?"
I asked her why she didn't bother telling me that in the beginning. I mean, we could have avoided the whole fiasco and i wouldn't have lost 15 minutes of my life that i will never get back. She said sorry. I mean, what else was she gonna say, right?

Whatever, i wasn't willing to go through that again... i'll have to give these people my money. I just hope they don't spit in our food.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Today, Dylan and i went to a weekend playdate with 5 of his classmates. As we were seated for lunch, one of his friends politely asked me, "Are you Dylan's sister... or are you his mom?", to which i happily replied with, "His mom". Big smile and everything.

The little girl paused and stared blankly at me with her mouth open.

I hope none of the other mothers heard that.
"Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius."
Fulton J. Sheen

Friday, January 29, 2010

Arbitrary Mind Picks #37

1. We tested out a new playmate buddy for Dylan today. It went well. =)

2. I picked up my glasses with brand new lenses. I can see! Oh joy! Headaches be gone.

3. I got my ATM stuck in a machine... there was no security around (?!?)
What is one supposed to do in this situation? It popped out in 10mins. I seriously just stood there thinking of what to do and it decided to come out.

4. I made the 1st step: purchased weights and an exercise ball. Oh yeah... here we go.
Step 2: motivation to actually use it.

5. New glasses. *sigh*
You'd think with all the choices it would be so easy to pick out a pair. It's not.

Oh weekend- i've been waiting for you!!! =D

Yes, i can.

I'm not one to write about food. I'm more for eating it as opposed to describing it.
But today marks a momentous occasion. I have hit a pivotal point in my domesticated life. I set out a goal, and with a little time and a bit of innovation, i hit my target.

I've mentioned a few times before that a downside in living away from the big city is missing my food. When a craving strikes me, i can't just get dressed and head out the door to satisfy it. All i can do is grumble with disappointment and weigh out the pros and cons.

But that problem is now over. For the longest time, i have been craving for a specific pasta dish from a certain favorite restaurant of mine. Instead of wallowing in misery, i decided to give it a go and make it. What's the use of living in one of the best places to get everything fresh and having your own kitchen if you don't use it to your full advantage? So i pondered over what kind of ingredients might be used, went out and bought them, and began my little mission. (Make no mistake, i was prepared for complete failure and already had a back-up dish ready for dinner)

Penne il' Selvaggio

Et voila! My very own version of Cibo's Penne il' Selvaggio. I added way more bacon, of course. Went crazy with the sauce and added mushrooms just because. I like mushrooms, ok?
I was ecstatic! I leaped with joy and basked in my glorious triumph!
We sat down for dinner and i ate wholeheartedly, like i have never eaten before. My brother gives me the thumbs up. Dylan likes the bacon.

It had dawned on me that i can make whatever i want! And this was only the beginning. A very encouraging experience and an awesome ego boost.

Oh, even words can't describe how happy this made me...

“When I’m weak I draw strength from you
And when you’re lost I know how to change your mood
And when I’m down you breathe life over me
Even though we’re miles apart we are each other’s destiny”
Destiny, Zero 7
"Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry."
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Ch. 24

[RIP. He was 91 years old!]

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh. Hell. No. (Continued)

Update: (21 hours later)
I complained this morning to the lady in question about the mishap that occurred yesterday. She swears she did not mix my whites with any colored item at all whatsoever. She then gladly suggests that she soaks it in bleach to try to correct the tragedy. I nervously oblige.
She knocks on my door 8 hours later to hand me back my sheets and tells me that i must be mistaken because the state that it's in is its original color."Ganun talaga yun, ma'am..." she exclaims ("That's really how it is...").

So i guess that makes me the dumbass? WTF?

[ok. I'm done. This will never be mentioned again.]

"Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man’s last romance."
~Oscar Wilde

Arbitrary Mind Picks #36

1. Ok, so i vented a little. But based on how bad it had the power to irk me and perhaps ruin the rest of my week- i think i handled myself quite well, thank you. I even politely spoke to the lady when i ran into her this morning... she swears she washed it with only whites. *ahembullshitscofferghack*

2. "iPad" sounds like a fobby iPod. LOL
Sorry, it comes with being Filipino. I honestly thought it was a joke.

3. I realized while talking to my dad this morning that i avoid wearing my good clothes not because i'm lazy... but because i'm terrified of having them washed. The downside of sticking to "quality over quantity". Seeing a ruined piece of clothing can really be gut-wrenching. Sounds shallow, i know. But i do value my things and take care of them... and what if i were to pass them on to my future daughter or something?
It's better to have a few things of quality rather than a mass heap of garbage. If you can have a mass heap of quality then that would be considered heaven.

4. My favorite dance move is the hair flip. (If that's even considered a "dance" move)
So simple yet so enticing.
My second favorite would be the spin. A nice, good, solid, spin.

On that note- i hella miss dancing.

5. I've been blind for 5 days now. I can't wait to pick up my glasses tomorrow. Lesson learned. I don't know how i survived so long without glasses during my pre-spectacles days. I was on the computer all the time. Watching TV and movies. Reading. Squinting away, oblivious to a non-blurry world.

6. I did not know that Buffy The Vampire Slayer had 8 Seasons. Some fan i turned out to be.
But i figured it out- Season 6 fell under the year i started my nocturnal ways. I started going out, the watching of television ceased, the following of series came to a screeching halt. I didn't even realize it.

7. I really need to start drinking more water.
Correction: I really need to fix this anti-water drinking campaign i've been on since... well, since i've been born, really.

8. Must. Do. Cardio.

9. I just asked my boyfriend, who's 7,736 miles away from me, where he'd like to have lunch... with me. Whoa. Mind trix.
I need to get more sleep. haha

10. Oh, banana oatmeal, how i've missed you.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh. Hell. No.

Just one thing to try my temper.
One great thing to make me tick.

The laundry lady turned my white sheets PINK.
This is AFTER i sort out my coloreds from my whites for her (which isn't even supposed to be my job- but i do it to PREVENT THIS from happening). I took the necessary precautions. I even told her that i'd be glad to learn how to do this myself and she insisted that she do it.
I don't know how this is fair... or how this plays a role in the cosmic universe...



[UPDATE: (20 mins later. After i ask my little brother for confirmation and a second opinion since i tried to tell myself that my eyes were playing tricks on me being glasses-less and all)

FYI, i did not turn into the Hulk. I paced around a little bit, held back tears, wrote some angry messages, and even tried to convince myself that i like pink or like my sheets even better now that they're pink... but the truth is- if i wanted pink sheets i would have spent the money and the time looking for pink freakin' sheets instead of the crisp white. But i opted for white. I was careful with my white. I liked it white. I don't know what happened... all i know is that now they aren't white.
I must repeat to myself over and over again, until i am over this, "These things happen. They are only sheets. Even if it doesn't match with the rest of its set, that's okay. They are only sheets. This is probably not the last time it'll happen. It's not worth it. Calm the fuck down. It's okay. You can buy new sheets. They are just sheets. Pink isn't bad. If you think about it- it's almost purple".
Oh, who am i kidding??! ]

I own pink sheets.
Can you tell how much this bothers me?
They were barely 3 months old...
Great. Now i gotta stop myself from even thinking about purchasing the exact same sheets...
Yes, i'm aware i have issues.

I'm gonna stop blabbing now.
See, i already feel so much better. (That is, until i walk into my room and see my sheets in all its pink glory. dammit.)

Ok, i'm gone.
I'm gonna go sleep in my pink sheets now.

Ok, foreal.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Team Coco

"Nobody in life gets exactly what

they thought they were going to get.

But if you work really hard and you’re kind,

amazing things will happen."

-Conan O’Brien

I haven't been following the latest installment of The Tonight Show with Conan hosting it. It just sorta happens when you don't watch television at all. But i grew up watching Conan on Late Night. It was a great way to pass time during those insomniac nights. He kept me company for a good chunk of my entire pregnancy. Dylan even used to respond to his voice (strange, i know) when we'd watch reruns at noon. I was psyched to hear that he was replacing Leno when it was first announced in '06. He had mentioned that it was an honor and was once something he had only considered a dream.
How sad that he has to leave after only a few short months with the show he's always wanted- after he moved across the country for it! Uprooted his family, his staff and everything.
How overwhelming to see all the support fans have given him from all over the globe.
How interesting the skits and segments they've come up with to spite NBC and have a few good laughs about this stressful ordeal.
There must be something great in store for him. That's usually how it is, isn't it? Can't wait to see what's coming up next for this guy.
What a character.

[Side note:
Ever wonder what it was like to have that sort of job? The pressure of having to make people laugh Every. Single. Day? And what if you have a bad day? Or someone had just pissed you off? Or what if you're not feeling quite like yourself and you're just sad? As soon as those curtains go up- you put on your show. I mean, you have to. You think about it that way and realize that it takes balls to do something like that... and you have a kind of respect for them.
I've gone to work either mad/sad/exhausted/plain out of it. I've blamed some of my worst sets on my mood. So props to those that know how to keep it together.]

Like Mother LIke Son

*How i love him.
"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building a nest in your hair."
~ Ancient Chinese Proverb

Monday, January 25, 2010

Out On Break

With writer's block having a party in my head and my naked eyes glasses-less for almost a week this blogging thing is only good for umm, well, nothing.

I feel like i don't remember how to write... and just to add to it- i can't see! In what planet does it take a whole week to replace the lenses on a pair of glasses??
Staring at letters have the power to give me a ginormous headache- which leads me to believe that i didn't make the wisest decision in turning my spectacles in. Yes, my ability to reason was obviously out on break- buy new glasses first and THEN turn in old ones to get fixed. *tsk tsk*

I'm wondering if wearing glasses affects my ability to write...
Eh, just putting it out there.

Sorry Dad. Check back on Friday. =D

Friday, January 22, 2010

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

~Sigmund Freud

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Arbitrary Mind Picks #35

1. The cleaning lady was 5 hours late today. I shit you not. 5 hours late and no word on her lateness... i think my initial thought being, "i hope nothing bad happened" as opposed to "what the hell is wrong with her???" says a lot about my state of being.

2. I still don't have a phone. It's been 2 weeks.

3. I cut my own hair yesterday. I hate it. lol
I don't know why i always do that. Thank goodness for hats and the fact that hair grows.
My roots look neglected but i just don't know what to do with them. I wanna go back to my original color but i really like my dyed color now.
Yes, i have problems.

4. I am craving for Shepherd's pie.

5. I am on booth duty at school tomorrow as PTA rep. I have no idea how i was bamboozled into that one.

6. Still not jumping on the Twitter bandwagon. Sorry. But i think the need to update and be updated on every 2 minutes is just absolutely ridiculous.

7. Contemplating on quite a hefty purchase... wish it was as easy as eenie-meenie-miny-moe.

8. I was thinking of doing some major baking this weekend... but then remembered how this diet is about to make me miserable. Do i really wanna have cookies in front of my face?

9. "They go ape shit over bubbles."
"I wish i liked anything as much as my kids like bubbles"
-Pete (Knocked Up, 2007)

So true. (That kids go ape shit over bubbles)

10. Even after 13 years, i still find Buffy's sense of humor hilarious.
Yes, i've been bringing out my inner tween by having Buffy play in the background.
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vans is going to Hellz

*Just admiring from a distance. That's all...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Arbitrary Mind Picks #34

1. January. Man, it is freakin' cold outside.

2. The sooner you deal with the problem, the sooner that headache goes away.

3. My favorite surprise of the week: Finding a good portion of New Year's dinner leftover lasagna in the fridge... and it's still good!
It would have been heartbreaking to discover it spoiled and then having to throw it away.

4. There is nothing better than being relieved of long term pain.
  • I can reach for something on the floor without wincing.
  • I can finally sit balanced, and no longer have to lean towards my left.
  • I can roll over to my right at night when i'm lying in bed.
  • I can wear jeans again!
Oh, the little things. It's like holding your pee for 3 hours and then finally going to the bathroom. It's like that.

5. Revisiting old, favorite TV Shows makes me realize just how much time has passed.

6. I hate buying (pirated) DVDs and getting into the show only to find out that the ending is missing.
I guess that's what i get.

7. I love Yahoo! emoticons. They're not only useful... they're highly entertaining too.

8. Your environment is a translation of your emotions.

9. I now regret discovering the leftover lasagna because that just sent my diet to hell.

10. The best part of cheering up is when you try to resist it... and finally realize that there's just nothing to be sad about.
I love books.
[Image courtesy of JT San Antonio]

Little Miss Sunshine

“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
— Anne Frank

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
Jim Morrison

I still hear beats everyday.
I still think of what goes with what.
The feeling of nailing a mix/blend/trick is still fresh in my mind.
The energy is just something you can't ever forget.
It's like that boyfriend you break up with but can't seem to get over... but somewhere down the line you know you made the right choice.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Arbitrary Mind Pick #33

1. Being poked and prodded by needles has the power to make me sweat faster than Manila heat on the worst day of summer. *faint*

2. Buying a TV Series on DVD = Sleep Deprivation

3. When you think you know somebody, they go ahead and surprise you. Life has a wicked sense of humor.

4. Pinocchio is a good cartoon because he gets reprimanded for being an unnerving brat.

5. "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world... I know because i've done it thousands of times."
~Mark Twain
"Music is what feelings sound like"

"It doesn’t hurt to be optimistic.You can always cry later."

Lucimar Santos de Lima

Monday, January 11, 2010

*Coffee makes me happy.


in other words- darn.

Well, that's putting it nicely.

My happy high has been put on hold. Like anything else in life, there has to be a balance.
Today, i went in for yet another consultation on the royal pain in the ass party happening in my gluteus area. Little did i know that i would soon find myself in the OR getting ready for minor surgery.

1 fragment down. A handful more to go. *sigh*

Thursday, January 7, 2010


My phone got stolen.
I wasn't able to find sweaters.
Shopping was weak.
Ok, i can go back to Baguio now.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Top Words Used in Status Updates:

1): love - used 15 times
2): really - used 13 times
3): happy - used 13 times
4): good - used 13 times
5): lol - used 12 times
6): rain - used 9 times
7): world - used 8 times
8): again - used 8 times
9): much - used 8 times
10): ugh - used 8 times

What does this say about me?
(Well, for one thing- I don't update my status enough. haha)
“ It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness and life to everything. Fine music is the essence of order and leads to all that is just and good, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate and eternal form. ”

Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears- it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more- it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.
~Oliver Sacks

Monday, January 4, 2010

“Go be that starving Artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world. You’ll thank yourself for it.”
-Jason Mraz

Arbitrary Mind Picks #32

1. I have no relationship with my phone- none at all, whatsoever.
To those who have been trying to contact me, i apologize. I lose touch with the outside world so easily. Sometimes, i forget to check my phone until bedtime. Sometimes, i just don't know where it is. Other times, i forget i even have a phone.
Once, i had 9 missed calls, 8 messages received, and 5 frustrated contacts.
You'll have better luck contacting me via Facebook. Sad, i know.

2. I'm gonna hate seeing the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha go. *sniff sniff*

3. There's something suspicious about cheese that doesn't melt. I don't trust it. I don't trust it one bit.

4. Dylan is absolutely beaming. His happiness is so contagious that people can't help but smile at him. In an instant, without even knowing it, they have been infected, and the energy is undeniable.
It's awesome. =)

5. I wish losing "holiday weight" was as easy and as fun as gaining it. *ugh* I'd like to think that it was worth every pound though.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
— Thomas Edison
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
Anita Roddick

Sunday, January 3, 2010

“What’s the world’s greatest lie?… It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.”
— Paulo Coelho

You choose where you go or is everything predestined?

"The difference between style and fashion is quality."

-Giorgio Armani

"Fashion fades, style is eternal."
-Yves Saint Laurent

I have never considered myself to be "stylish". I'm not one of those girls that were born with that natural flare for fashion. My outfits usually depend on how i feel and most of the time, to be honest with you, i feel like a total bum.

After years in the clubbing scene, with a minimum of 4 times a week, 7 hours per night, week after week- you tend to care a whole lot less. Getting dolled up becomes a chore, you get sick of all your clothes, putting makeup on is just tiring (when it ends up disappearing at the end of the night anyway), and the whole routine just becomes monotonous.

I went through a "jeans, tshirt/tank top, & sneakers" phase for a loooooong time. My ensemble only varied in color, not so much with the look. Browsing through my photos, you can really pinpoint the peak of the "i really don't care anymore" era. My hair was always in a messy bun, my makeup's only purpose was to hide the tired look on my face, and aside from switching up the accessories, my look more or less remained the same- all throughout the week.

Growing up, i think i looked like a train wreck. For the most part, anyway. Past that part where your parents picked out your clothes. When you thought you were grown up enough and knew what you were doing. I don't know what i was going for or what exactly was going through my head... but i almost always ended up dressing like a guy. When the occasion called for a dress, my hair always looked like i had just gotten out of bed and hadn't brushed it for what seemed like over 3 weeks. I have pictures to prove it. I was also notorious for picking outfits based on my favorite color (i think i still am). I once went to school in purple skinny jeans, a purple shirt, a purple sweater, and a backpack that was also purple. All in the same shade of purple, mind you. I don't remember being teased... either it was acceptable at the time (early 90's) or someone else had gone to school more poorly dressed than i was. It's a good thing Barney didn't exist yet... otherwise i would have never heard the end of it.

If you had looked in my closet 8 years ago you wouldn't be able to find a single dress in there. Not even a skirt. The only colors (if you can even call them that) to be spotted were white, black, gray, navy blue, and baby blue. I had a stack of jeans and my sneakers were all white- all 5 of them. I was plain jane to the nth power but i was also a dancer. So i had one look- sporty.

When i stopped dancing and started dressing more weather appropriate i started to look like a hippie. I remember my dad would make fun of me reminding me how i used to laugh at his old pictures only to end up dressing like him. I had jeans with bottoms so wide, my parents asked me if i was responsible for sweeping up the floors. This was also the beginning of my flip-flops phase. At one point, i think i had about 9 pairs of slippers in rotation. Before these were banned at the club, you can bet all your money i'd be rocking them in there all night long.

These days, my wardrobe consists of colors that range the spectrum. So much so that it looks like a rainbow decided to throw up in there. This is the result of experimenting, color phases, curiosity, and shopping on a whim.
For a while, my boyfriend decided to make me his little science project and would dress me up. Whenever we went out to shop he would make suggestions as to what i could put together and even pick out a piece or two. He got so good at it that he ended up picking out a lot of my clothes and i thought having a personal stylist wasn't half bad.
My selection, through time, has become very diverse- an accomplishment in which i am very proud of. I finally own more than one dress. I can switch up looks and have outfits for every occasion. Admittedly, my taste leans towards the eccentric side- something my siblings laugh at me for repeatedly. Despite that, i do feel that i have come to a point where i'm more confident in expressing myself through the way i put something on. Even if others deem it taboo, as long as i like it, i'm totally okay with that. That's just how i've always been, i guess.

I have committed a lot of fashion faux pas's, made hideous combos, and have sported embarrassing looks. Obviously, i thought it was a good idea at the time. For all i know, what i think looks great on me now could quite possibly bring me to tears (overboard laughter) in 20 years.

I may not be the trendiest chick on the block, but nonetheless, my mantra stays, and will always be the same- i dress how i feel. Comfort is my style. Whatever you put on should make you feel good- if it doesn't, take it off.

Now i gotta go clean out my closet and say goodbye to pieces i have held on to (for sentimental reasons or hopeful "i will fit into that" reasons) but have failed to actually put on in the past year. Too little is perhaps better than too much- especially if you don't have the room to support the clutter. Besides, i gotta make room for the new future clutter-to-be.

Oh, and i still dress like a hippie.
Maybe with a hint of hiphop.

“The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Bookstore in Calcutta

Saturday, January 2, 2010

“Life is always unfair. It is you who can make it fair for others. It is better to understand the vicissitudes of our life and solve our own problems in the way we think right. Satya, I have learnt a lesson. Repeated success makes a person arrogant, and occassional failure makes an individual more mature.”
— From a Novel - ‘Mahashwetha’ by Sudha Murty

The world seen upside down.
"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to shop."
*Looking forward to browsing through a few racks and skimming through shelves next week.
Perhaps even a small purchase... or ten. =)
However, i vow to keep it simple- i'm hunting more for necessity as opposed to trendy. What's a girl like me gonna do with trends up here anyway?
I also plan on hitting up furniture joints and home decor shops to look for a few things i want for the apartment- which, by the way, my mission this year is to make this flat an actual home. So exciting!
Well, here's to hoping that i don't go overboard like i usually do...

Friday, January 1, 2010

"Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad because I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.”
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
-Charles R. Swindoll

Happy New Year!
Cheers to a wonderful outlook and even better results in 2010. =)