|Sunday, February 8th, 2009|
|Gong Xi Fa Cai
I know the Year of the Ox started last week but this weekend was the festival here in San Diego. Here are some of the highlights:
Surprised to see a co-worker in the kung-fu demo and lion dance performance. Daniel really does rock!
It is said when you feed the lion money you will have a lucky year. Here is a little one not only feeding a lion the red envelope but her whole arm
All the lions were beautiful and the music was great
There was also dancing
And since it is Josh's year we had to get a picture of him and the Ox
And finally I think one of the cutest thing I have ever seen is children doing the lion dance (the yellow one on the right)
|Wednesday, February 4th, 2009|
|Monday, January 26th, 2009|
|Monday, December 29th, 2008|
First off I really, really, really don't want to be at work today...
More importantly I am having a major dilemma. Our 10th wedding anniversary is coming up this May and I really want to do something special which means travel. I am just struggling with where. Here are the choices and reasonings:
a) Europe (England, Ireland, France)
- England because it's the fatherland and family is there.
- Ireland because I have never been there and have always wanted to.
- France because I have to see Paris and the French countryside before I die.
- All in all because our first time going to Europe was 10 years ago on our honeymoon...
b) Japan (Toyko, Kyoto and some other undetermined part)
- Josh has never been there and would love it!
- It was the first country I travelled to and I would like to see it again after 14 years.
- We have been to Europe 3 times already and I would prefer to go for Xmas 2009 which we could.
- We have the money (it's expensive and I have the job to do it but for how long?) and we are young (sort of)
We are really leaning towards Japan and i might buy the tickets today. Friends/Foes - let me know what you think.
|Tuesday, December 9th, 2008|
Are so weird, fun, disorientating, exciting and plague the waking brain with their meaning. I don’t have them nearly has much as I did when I was young (maybe my need for wish fulfillment has decreased with age and stability?) but they do visit from time to time. This morning I had a crazy dream involving Kevin Shields and I am obsessed with it. Outside of the obvious (I love the music he makes, I highly respect him for making it and he is weirdly attractive just the way I like them), why did I have it, why now, and why did I dream the things I did, etc.?
Open Forum: What do you think sex dreams mean? Why do we have them?
|Wednesday, November 5th, 2008|
|Friday, October 31st, 2008|
|Tuesday, October 21st, 2008|
Is fog and trees. This morning was beautiful.
It makes me want to watch Tim Burton's Sleep Hollow
|Wednesday, October 15th, 2008|
|Best Show EVER!!!
Have you ever decided against going to a show for one or all of the following reasons?
- “I’ll see them next time”
- “It’s too far away/too much bother/too expensive”
- “I should have seen them back in the day, they might suck now…”
I have and it has been the right decision and sometimes it has definitely been wrong. I missed seeing MVP back in the early nineties because of the cursed “I’ll see them next time” reason but they didn’t come again until 10/2/08. I almost did the “It’s too far away/too much bother/too expensive" and the “I should have seen them back in the day, they might suck now…" but I am so glad I didn't. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen period!
The light show was in true shoegaze form with lots of floating shapes and blue backgrounds complete with stars that took over the whole space. The sound was amazing and they are without a doubt the loudest band I have ever seen. Josh and I both have been waiting to see this band for almost 16 years. Our excitement combined with a very healthy amount of drinks before and during the show made us feel like we in our early twenties again and we danced without a fucking care in the world.
After the show I ran into my sister who got us backstage and we actually meet the band. I was pretty tipsy so my usual awkward fangirl self took a backseat and I actually had a pretty good conversation with Kevin Shields about bits and bobs. He is seems to be pretty shy and quiet but was really nice.
That show stayed with me for days afterward. I know I truly witnessed something special or at least special to me.
|Monday, September 22nd, 2008|
I went to see Goldfrapp last night and it was amazing. The stage was dressed in a medieval, pagan theme complete with a maypole with huge antlers on top and the pre-music was the soundtrack of The Wicker Man! I was in heaven. Then Alison came out in a crazy harlequin dress and proceeded to sing like the strange angel she is (especially for the slower songs of Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree) but she would become another person, another performer during songs from Supernature. It was just amazing. Thanks Laurie-Ann for taking me!!!
|Friday, September 19th, 2008|
|Per Chynna :)
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing (except resizing, duh).
Post these instructions with your picture
That's me and my cubical floor. The grin is becuase today is the SD Beer Fest, it's Friday and I have successfully gone 3.5 full days with a smoke and feel fucking great!
|Friday, September 12th, 2008|
|Tuesday, August 19th, 2008|
|Saturday, August 16th, 2008|
|Friday, August 15th, 2008|
|Friday, July 18th, 2008|
|Wednesday, June 25th, 2008|
|Working it into the ground
I have no idea what I am doing right now, none! Of course this is in relation to the one thing that has plagued my entire adult life, what I do for a living/paycheck and what I want to do for a living, a paycheck, the rest of my life.
Good money (a personal best thus far)
Good schedule (Mon-Fri 8-5, during the summer Mon-Tues 7-5, Fri 8-12 and I don’t use a time clock)
I can workout during lunch (and do)
I can say “fuck” as much as I want or need to
I do not have to hide my tattoos, I can dress any way I want, dye my hair, etc, etc.
Small close-knit company and I generally like my co-workers
Not too much office politics, I have experienced worse in my time for sure
Not mirco-managed at all, freedom to go forward and get shit done, etc.
And it's in the entertainment industry, just not the one I want to be in
I am in Sales (my 17-year-old self would have killed me on the spot knowing that was to be our fate)
Being in Sales means I have to be fake, super fake. I have to like my retailers (no matter what), I have to get them to like me (no matter what) and when I travel I have to dress for fucking success. I have to make people find me attractive and likeable and by nature I don’t give a shit about such things.
I have sold my soul for a check and abandoned a majority of my dreams because this check has just become too damn important
There is absolutely nothing creative at all about this career nor will there ever be
I travel way too much and to beautiful locations like Grand Rapids, MI; Amarillo, TX; Richmond, VA
I think about work way too much therefore I sacrifice a large part of my personal time and energy which leaves me with little time for other endeavors
I am physically and mentally exhausted/drained on a daily basis
I feel completely under appreciated, not included, overworked and under paid for what I do and how much I put into it
I write in bullet-form for fuck’s sake!!!
I need to find another job!!! It’s just a scary time to do so and I have no idea how the hell I am going to get out of this administrative/sales/office/etc. line of work without going back to finish my degree which is pretty much impossible right now. I need that very hard to find foot-in-the-door. Urgh!
I needed that, I feel at least like it’s all on the table. Now what to do with it?
|Monday, June 2nd, 2008|
|Marking the passing of a good one
He was the man - straight up!
Wikipedia: "He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged guitar sound." Hell yeah he did, he rocked like no other!
Also for those of you haven't seen this footage I would also like to do a call out for the Duchess. She is one of my all-time favorite idols!
|Tuesday, May 20th, 2008|
We bought our tickets last night. I am beyond excited!!!