Got the wisdom knocked out of me today
Today, all four of my wisdom teeth were extracted. Luckily, I paid extra to get that iv. After the oral surgeon needle stabbed my right, inner-arm the fourth time, since he had trouble finding one of my veins, I was knocked out less than a minute later. Anyway, I just wanted to type something, because I’m trying to refrain from talking; although I have been talking throughout the day. I...
A year in review: 2012
2012 has been a pretty great year. Several highlights: -Graduated with my BA -1 year anniversary with my significant other -First job working at a hotel, front-desk (now I know that I have no desire on ever making that a career - casino/hotel industry is not for me) -started studying for the LSAT, but I still have several more months of it -Got a better job working for a not-for-profit...
Back from hiatus
Things that have changed since I last posted: -Finished my B.A. in English -New job at New York, New York (the hotel) -Studying for the GRE Although these things are quite exciting, I still feel that I really haven’t accomplished a whole lot. I think that this yearning to become successful and to have a career that I will love doing is the cause of this sort of desire for more....
Lady Gaga - Bad Kids
A Reflection, A Promise
I have been unhappy for some reason, these past couple of weeks. When I think about what is going on in my life, I see that there is not anything worth not being happy about. However, what I found out was that what I had been unhappy with is myself. Maybe, in a way, I was and probably still am disappointed in myself. What I have completely forgotten is that I am in control of my well being,...
Summer Reading List... + any suggestions?
Summer of 2011
Finals week just ended last week, completing the Spring 2011 semester. I have to say that this semester was the most difficult one in my college career. I was taking six classes in total. The standard I usually took was three classes, so this was double that. I had a hard time trying to balance everything out at first. As the weeks went by, I sort of established a system of organization, well...
The only way to trust is to trust first. I think this is a good motto to go by.
It's the final week of the semester
And I am in need of some motivation. At this point, I just want it to be done. 2 exams and a final paper to go!
Will be my home for tonight, while I write my 8 page paper on using the perspectives of Aristotle pertaining to tragedies, which will be applied to Othello, Macbeth, and Hamlet… thereby reinstating motives resulting to catharsis to readers. Good thing Starbucks does refills! =D
My Winter Reading List!!
I was gonna start after finals, but… I couldn’t wait lol. Currently Reading: After, we have one of the most widely-read novels of the 20th century: These’ll satisfy me. I’m also open to any other suggestions to add to my list =)
I feel very much loved and appreciated! I want to say “Thank you!” to everybody who made my birthday soaked with love! Also, thanks to my brother and sister for the wonderful gifts! I’ll be going to bed with a big smile on my face =D
5 years. 4 years and 11 months. I’ve learned and experienced so much from you and all that you had to offer me. I’m not going to lie and say that you haven’t had a major impact on my life, because you have. However, my dedication and diligence I put in never seemed to be reciprocated and appreciated as I would have liked it to. Sweat and tears have been put into this,...
In a few short hours
It will be National Coming Out Day. I really like awareness days like these. It gives closeted queer persons a common ground on the coming out process, while also providing a sense of “we should live life truthfully and openly”’ to all people… regardless of sexual orientation. This brings me to my question: Why should queer persons have to come out? I am not saying I...
Day 26 - Co-Star This song is one of my favorites...
First day subbing middle school didn’t go the way I expected it to be. The day started out right… I woke up early, and arrived at the school about 50 minutes before classes started. I was on my prep period, 1st, and I had received a call saying that I have to sub for another class, that had already started. That teacher’s sub was running late. So that whole thing just threw...
of cruelty. Midterms will be over and done with in two weeks. Then we got a debut, a birthday party, a costume party, and then Halloween. It also means the end of my job of 5 years! Hella excited. In the meantime, I’m heading to bed lol. First day subbing middle school tomorrow. Gonna get my strict face on!
First Substitute Teaching Job!
Earlier today, I took on my first subbing assignment. It was for Howard Wasden Elementary School fifth graders. I was not too nervous, as they are in elementary school and should easily submit to authority. I arrived at the school a little more than an hour just to make sure I didn’t get stuck in freeway traffic, also to get myself acquainted with the environment of the classroom and...
Get back ... I don't know you like that
Getting back on track now. School is taking it’s toll on my usual habits that are still stuck on summer vacation haha. My life the past 4 weeks has been dominated by book readings. Although I do like reading, there are other things I want to do. Being tired after classes doesn’t help either. I guess I just have to make time for everything. I will start that right about…...
My New Obsession
Food Trucks! Haha. Something about them that makes it so different, in a good way. Anyway, It all started with Vegas’ Fukuburger. Which is a Japanese-American burger food truck. 6 different types of burgers, fries with banana ketchup and Thai chili sauce, and naga dogs. My usual Sunday night hang out spot lol. Then was the Nom Nom truck in L.A. (First thing we went to on our road trip!...
Shakespeare's Tragedies: Titus Andronicus
The up and coming ST posts will serve as reminders of my thoughts on the text, for class, and notes to look back on. This the first of the many Shakespearean tragedies I will be reading this semester. Titus Andronicus… First thoughts… What is this? What language is this name? Could it be a person? Damn all these pages. So Titus Andronicus was an experienced General, revered all...
Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk I am no angel. I like...
So it’s that time again, the start of school. As much as I want to finish school, I really don’t want to go to school lol. Dropping out is not an option. I’m just going to have to stick it out. Plus I get to meet new people, so that’s good eh? It also won’t be a tough semester, well that’s what I’m hoping. I’ve only got 3 classes. They’re...
Meet me at the ice cream truck. I'll buy you an...
-Beach bound this weekend! -I have to stop by Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles for real this time lol -School starts next week :( -Fall collections are coming out, woot! -Decide on a restaurant and a lounge for my birthday -I’m ordering a Fukuburger from Fukuburger on my next visit, which’ll be very soon. Then I’ll have 3 more burgers to go. Yummy! -I’ll be subbing...
Kanye West - Power Didn’t like this song at...
Who You Are and Who You Choose To Be →
“I want to tell you, My dearest children, that this matter of Who You Are, and Who You Choose To Be, is of great importance. Not only because it sets the tone of your experience, but because it creates the nature of Mine. All of your life you have been told that God created you. I come now to… The most enlightening passage I have ever read.
Another one of my lists. -I can’t wait for 6 Flags Magic Mountain this weekend! -Call those hoes and make sure the coke bottle BOGO discount is applicable on weekends -I really want a PB&J smoothie -Use that $10 off coupon for Bahama Breeze before it expires fool, you know you love that coconut shrimp and that lemonade with the sugar cane strip that you like to chew and suck on! ...
Big Boi’s: Sir Luscious Left Foot Janelle Monae’s: The Archandroid La Roux: La Roux The-Dream’s: Love King Kelis’: Flesh Tone
By the end of August
-Hiking at Red Rock -Indoor rock climbing at the Nevada Climbing Center -Run to a friend’s house and back to my house -Get licensed and badged =) -Run the trail at Sunset Park -visit The M’s Villaggio Del Sole Pool and get the tan on -Bench press 70lbs (+ that 45lb barbell, that is lol)
Down on a Saturday night
2pm = The Official end of my summer semester! Fucking amazing. It wasn’t really difficult at all. The two classes I took just required a lot of time and work, easy work that is. It’s kinda sad though, because I’m probably never going to see my friends from school due to different classes and schedules. I wouldn’t say we’re close friends, and not close enough to...
just to please
If you are in a relationship and you meet someone of the sex you are attracted to, this doesn’t mean that you have to act rude to that person just to let your significant other see that you’re not trying to get at that or whatever it may be. I think that’s pretty childish. For the jealous boyfriends and girlfriends out there, it’s called being friendly, and it’s...
Quotes from earlier today
“These Argentinian men are here in Vegas to bet on the world cup. They’re so hot and their accents… I was about to sing Don’t Cry For Me Argentinaaa!” “That tree is like you. It’s not straight.” “When Jon spat down Hoover dam, the spit went back up and went into my eye!” “You can’t ride the ATV, brother, you’re not...
-Had my first Torta earlier today, chicken with EVERYTHING on it… just $3! Delicious! -Sang my ass off at a karaoke bar! -Caught someone blowing trees -Found a Quickly in Vegas (too bad it isn’t as amazing as the one in SF, but the drinks are still pretty cheap… which is good for my wallet lol)
Step your cookies up before they crumble
Switching up the workout now. 5 sets of 8 reps for everything. Gotta use that strong and frequent stimulus!
This is such a big part of friendships. For me, I want to be able to share secrets, that no one else should know, with my closest friends. That intimacy should be a given with these types of friends, right? What happens if trust is lost though? Does that title of being “close” get erased? It shouldn’t spell the end of the friendship. However, it might be the case for that...
Some aspects of my life I’ve decided to work on. Happiness -Point here is to be intentional… choice -“Could you even be happier even if nothing in the world around you changed?” Express more Gratitude Forgiveness -I want to say that I don’t hold grudges like I used to, but I think I still do. Spirituality -Prayer. Yoga.
Vegas’ triple digit weather really makes it feel like summer! Summer is going to be amazing though, well maybe just this month and the first half of July. Danna, Celina, and Sami are gonna be in town for a good while. That means parties, late nights, randomness, dollar menus, schvbentztiness, and everything else that’s awesome! Although I’m on the pathway to being broke,...
Janelle Monae - Oh, Maker Suffering in sinking...
My normative sense of morality and ethics have been m.i.a for quite some time now. There are a number of things that I had done and said that I wish I could take back. Dub it a call to action. Naturally, I think it’s time to integrate them back into my life.
Summer semester '10
Why did I sign up for you? Dammit lol. 3 more weeks of this mess.