Saturday, December 24, 2011
1. There's nothing like the holiday season to make people feel more jekyll & hyde-ish.
Everything is extra irritating but you also feel like you're compelled to be extra nice.
2. Family traditions are awesome.
3. I love giving presents. Especially when i know exactly what to get and the recipient likes it and they do that face when they finally see what they got. Yeah, you know what i'm talking about. Love it!
4. Christmas is just THAT much better when it's cold.
5. I'm on sugar overload. There goes my diet. *womp womp*
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."
Sunday, November 6, 2011
We think we know what we need.
We spend our time figuring out how to get what we want-
Who can help us, who's in the way.
We make our moves and sometimes we get lucky.
We get exactly what we want...
and life gets worse.
Simple truth #22- be careful what you wish for, brother.
Be very very careful.
-Augustus Hill, Oz 1997
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I need to remember that more often.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
2. Everything happens for a reason... so even though my weekend was not spent in a foreign land i had my heart set on for the past month- i believe that things worked out as they should have.
3. Hangovers get worse the older you get.
4. I don't know what it is about the air up here... but it's nice to be home. #Baguio
5. My son hit another growth spurt sometime during the last week. He's just bigger every time i see him. I missed this crazy kid.
6. Looking forward to the calm. I really need this.
Friday, October 28, 2011
It really really really sucks.
2. Snippets of optimism is the last thing i ever want to hear when freshly bummed. One week should be an efficient amount of time. Maybe 5 days minimum. Just saying.
3. Lesson learned. Again.
4. PMS and disappointment is not a good combo.
I am better off locked up in my apartment than out and about snapping at my friends.
5. I'm gonna stop now.
6. Jason Mraz on Sunday isn't such a bad consolation prize. Ridiculously funny how things work out. I meant that in the most sarcastic way possible.
He is my only hope.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The way things work in our country... baffles me.
Registrar: "Do you have an appointment?"
Me: "No. Just a walk-in."
Registrar: "Ok, we'll put you down for an appointment at 3:30pm."
Me: "Ok, great."
Registrar: "First come, first serve po ito..."
... uh, wha?
2. I will never get used to cooking for 2.
It's a double whammy because i don't like eating leftovers.
3. Dylan owns a skateboard. (Finally). I think he likes the thought of owning one... not so much the using of one. *sigh*
4. I love Burger King's Crosscut Fries. McDonald's Twister Fries. Jollibee's French Fries.
I just like fries.
5. I love how kids can play for 12 hours non-stop... and complain about homework that requires 15 minutes of their time.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
2. I need to go shopping.
3. I'm finally going to put my new passport to use. Key word: FINALLY.
4. There's a reason i can't live with roommates. I treasure my alone time. Plain and simple.
5. When the sell-outs come out ahead and your progress begins to dwindle... where do you draw the line? Is it still considered to be your "dream" if a slight alteration has been made against your favor?
There are days i wish life came with an instruction manual. I, for one, am not the kind of girl who reads them... but if the need should arise, i'm the kind of girl that keeps em tucked away in a drawer- you know, just in case.
I used to be so anti-Apple. I complained that everything was on "the wrong side" and i didn't understand it at all. Little did i know...
I own a Macbook Pro, an iPod, and an iPhone.
And i absolutely love em all. Made my life just that much easier.
I never would have guessed...
[PS: This video sounds like it's directly speaking to my son.]
Monday, October 3, 2011
... as she walks towards the street to call a cab. I follow behind her, amused at the thought of age-appropriate behavior.
The last time i was ever in a car with people sitting in the trunk because we couldn't fit any more inside was in 1999. I was 15 years old.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams." He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math.
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riff raff.
Henry Ford could not read nor write, failed and went broke five times in business before he succeeded.
As an inventor, Thomas Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn't fail a thousand times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps." Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive."
R. H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York City caught on.
Van Gogh sold only one painting during his life. And this, to the sister of one of his friends, for 400 francs (approximately $50). This didn't stop him from completing over 800 paintings.
F. W. Woolworth was not allowed to wait on customers when he worked in a dry goods store because, his boss said, "he didn't have enough sense."
When Bell telephone was struggling to get started, its owners offered all their rights to Western Union for $100,000. The offer was disdainfully rejected with the pronouncement, "What use could this company make of an electrical toy." And how many people have a telephone today?
Sigmund Freud was booed from the podium when he first presented his ideas to the scientific community of Europe. He returned to his office and kept on writing.
Rocket scientist Robert Goddard found his ideas bitterly rejected by his scientific peers on the grounds that rocket propulsion would not work in the rarefied atmosphere of outer space.
After Carl Lewis won the gold medal for the long jump in the 1996 Olympic games, he was asked to what he attributed his longevity, having competed for almost 20 years. He said, "Remembering that you have both wins and losses along the way. I don't take either one too seriously."
Babe Ruth is famous for his past home run record, but for decades he also held the record for strikeouts. He hit 714 home runs and struck out 1,330 times in his career (about which he said, "Every strike out brings me closer to the next home run.").
Stan Smith was rejected as a ball boy for a Davis Cup tennis match because he was "too awkward and clumsy." He went on to clumsily win Wimbledon and the US Open...and eight Davis Cups.
Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, and Jimmy Johnson accounted for 11 of the 19 Super Bowl victories from 1974 to 1993. They also share the distinction of having the worst records of first-season head coaches in NFL history - they didn't win a single game.
Charles Schultz had every cartoon he submitted rejected by his high school yearbook staff. Oh, and Walt Disney wouldn't hire him.
After Fred Astaire's first screen test, the memo from the testing director of MGM, dated 1933, read, "Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." He kept that memo over the fire place in his Beverly Hills home.
Astaire once observed that "when you're experimenting, you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, that you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion." And here is the reward for perseverance: "The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style."
After his first audition, Sidney Poitier was told by the casting director, "Why don't you stop wasting people's time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?" It was at that moment, recalls Poitier, that he decided to devote his life to acting.
When Lucille Ball began studying to be actress in 1927, she was told by the head instructor of the John Murray Anderson Drama School, "Try any other profession."
The first time Jerry Seinfeld walked on-stage at a comedy club as a professional comic, he looked out at the audience, froze, and forgot the English language. He stumbled through "a minute-and a half" of material and was jeered offstage. He returned the following night and closed his set to wild applause.
After Harrison Ford's first performance as a hotel bellhop in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the studio vice-president called him in to his office. "Sit down kid," the studio head said, "I want to tell you a story. The first time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie he delivered a bag of groceries. We took one look at him and knew he was a movie star." Ford replied, "I thought you were supossed to think that he was a grocery delivery boy." The vice president dismissed Ford with "You ain't got it kid , you ain't got it ... now get out of here."
Woody Allen: "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. Eighty percent of success is showing up."
Michael Caine's headmaster told him, "You will be a laborer all your life".
Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because his pantomime was considered "nonsense."
Decca Records turned down a recording contract with The Beatles with the evaluation, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on their way out." After Decca rejected the Beatles, Columbia records followed suit.
In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after one performance. He told Presley, "You ain't goin' nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."
Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him "hopeless as a composer." And, of course, you know that he wrote five of his greatest symphonies while completely deaf.
Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college. He was described as both "unable and unwilling to learn." No doubt a slow developer.
Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was encouraged to find work as a servant by her family.
Emily Dickinson had only seven poems published in her lifetime.
18 publishers turned down Richard Bach's story about a "soaring eagle." Macmillan finally published Jonathan Livingston Seagull in 1970. By 1975 it had sold more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Jack London received six hundred rejection slips before he sold his first story.
21 publishers rejected Richard Hooker's humorous war novel, M*A*S*H. He had worked on it for seven years.
27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book, "To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street".
Thursday, September 29, 2011
2. I gave high heels a chance. However, no matter how great they make legs look and how cute they go with almost any outfit... it is just the kind of voluntary pain and torture i do not wish to subject myself to.
Honestly, how do some girls keep those on all day and all night??
I understand how beat-up looking feet happen. Completely.
3. I have been at home for 5 days straight nursing a sickly 7 year old.
I'm not used to him being so quiet.
I'm sick of my own cooking.
My apartment smells like a hospital.
There was a typhoon that happened?? In our city?? I didn't even notice.
TV Series on tap has never been more convenient.
I need a drink.
4. A single compliment across the DJ booth totally makes up for the 10 irritating requests to play a song (a) i don't like, (b) that is completely out of my BPM zone, (c) that i've already played- twice. (d) ALL OF THE ABOVE *straight face*
I'm looking at you... Dougie.
5. My internet hiatus served a good purpose.
Kudos to blessings in disguise.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
They drugged my kid in school without my knowledge and apparently with hopes of me never finding out either. I was livid. To say the least.
Why children are always blamed for the shortcomings of their "leaders", "teachers", "role models" and various "authority figures" completely disappoints me.
Dylan's an out-of-the-box kinda kid. Deal with it. And get educated.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
That sounds wrong... but anyway-
So i've been lying awake at night and slowly trying to piece my 10 year plan together. I said "slowly", so realistically, i was piecing together my plan for the next 12 months. I have never been one to plan too far ahead. Something about the future that makes my tummy turn inside-out. I've always been a day-to-day kind of person and it works fine with me. It always has.
These days, the day-to-day living isn't cutting it. I want to know that i have enough to pay for rent 4 months, 5 months, 6 months from now. I want to know that to be able to buy groceries, i don't have to avoid certain luxuries like... i dunno- internet or my phone line. Little things. It's always the little things. I want to be able to dine at a restaurant and not worry about whether or not i should have used the money for something else instead.
So i'm itching. I'm itching for productivity, creativity, innovation, inspiration, and motivation. I'm itching for ideas and plans and opportunity. I need/want to immerse myself in the cogwheels of artistry. If that even makes sense.
So bring it. While the enthusiasm is still fresh.
That is all.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
2. I just realized today (because it happened 3x) that i always expect the elevator to be empty. Therefore, when it opens and there's somebody standing in there- lo and behold, it startles me.
3. I have no internet at home. Is it obvious?
4. My 2 month long anti-spending spree will finally come to an end. The apartment down payment and security deposit situation was definitely a mountain i trudged up and CONQUERED!
*pat on the back*
5. I turned 28 last week.
It was quite uneventful.
The weird part is that i didn't really mind.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
“There comes a point when you just love someone. Not because they’re good, or bad, or anything really. You just love them. It doesn’t mean you’ll be together forever. It doesn’t mean you won’t hurt each other. It just means you love them. Sometimes in spite of who they are, and sometimes because of who they are. And you know that they love you, sometimes because of who you are, and sometimes in spite of it.”— Laurell K. Hamilton (Incubus Dreams)
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
There is a dent... and it's irritating the b'jeezus outta me.
2. I'm going to miss the weather up here.
3. Hunting for a school is a bitch when you actually give a f*ck.
4. My body clock is back to normal... too bad i'm leaving for MLA again tomorrow. Nyerk.
5. I figured that i hide under hats because... well, simply put- i hate my hair.
6. The decision is final- i'm moving back to the big bad
Explanation to follow.
Yes, i'm fickle.