Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It's just like on Bridget Jones's Diary when Bridget goes, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces." That last part, quite literally.

I finally got my internship, and despite the fact that I'm not enjoying it, at least it's there and so far it seems like they're liking my work. So that's cool. But now that that's happened, the other shoe drops and my car gets broken into. My passenger side front window is completely gone; my iPod, charger, and FM transmitter are missing.

I guess technically, it shouldn't be a big deal. My car is intact and nothing else has been touched. My DS, which was sitting on the front seat, is secure. My iPod is old with a waning battery life anyway. My charger is about to fall apart. My FM transmitter is still fine, but is not compatible with the nanos and videos. But my mini has sentimental value, and getting that window fixed will for sure make a dent on my Pinas/Japan fund.

Oh well. Life's a bitch.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Nevermind. After last night, I thought about the whole school/internship situation and panicked. The internship has been confirmed, and I was all set to go with the class. If I don't do this now, I'll probably get lazier later on, and the thought of that scares me. I am a flake and a coward. All dumb plans have now been scrapped. In place of it, lots of money lost and another semester of slaving away. Kill me now!

You know, I pretty much breezed my way through most of school. No matter what I did -- procrastinate, fail, miss deadlines, or whatnot -- things always worked out, so I never made much of an effort on anything. Now it's come to bite me in the ass. Ugh.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Awesome! Anyone up for spring break in New York?

So I finally did the dumbest thing I can ever do. I dropped everything in favor of taking a summer class instead. Here's to hoping my internship boss-lady still likes me and agrees to let me work for now and sign me off later. If this turns out to be a bad idea, well then fuck me. I'll jump off a bridge, or something. I know my priorities are a bit screwed up, but I love my friends too much to not do this.

This week has been both good and bad. The good parts were some of the best times I've ever had. I love you guys! The bad may have just been me overreacting. It's hard to distinguish PMS-y mood swings to actual emotions brought about by actual events. Ewan ko ba.


Saturday, January 20, 2007

It's a problem free philosophy: Hakuna Matata. (Lalala!)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fuck. I thought things were going well already school-wise. Now I learn it's not. Somehow, I am unable to register for the internship class, despite the fact that I already completed all the requirements. It's not the class itself that's not letting me do it, but the school. Bastards are draining me of funds. I want to hurt someone.

Add that to the fact that my new jacket is too small and the shitty way last night ended. And if I'm not already, I think I'm going to be sick soon.

Argh! What a way to cap off a fun Vegas trip.

Very few pictures of that to come, by the way.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Four more months til the Pinas/Japan trip! Yay!

Feeling very much excited about this whole thing. I don't really know what to expect. I miss Pinas and everyone. I'm sure I'll have fun, but whether I feel at home or what is a mystery. What if it's been far too long so that everything just seems unfamiliar and strange. What if I've changed too much? What if they changed? I'm kind of worried that I won't get along with people as well as I did. I don't want pregnant pauses in conversations, but I don't want it to feel forced either.

On the other hand, what if the opposite is to happen and I feel too at home that I don't want to go back anymore? The prospect of staying for a bit longer is appealing, but I would feel awful leaving friends and work behind. It'll be just like 9 (holy crap, 9!) years ago all over again.

At this point, I'm worried about funds. I have enough only for plane tickets, and with car payments and school, it's looking like I'm gonna have a hard time saving up. One option is to give up Japan, but I've never been and I'd love to go, and factor in the company, I'm sure I'll have a great time. The other one is completely stupid but is something I'm leaning more towards: move my internship to summer, eliminating academic bills in the process and giving me more time to work. Summer classes are cheaper anyway.

So that's that.

Aquarius - Your Love Profile

Your positive traits:

You've got a ton of friends, so you have no problem meeting new people.
You're great at thinking up new things and activities to do with your sweetie.
You tend to let the little things slide in relationships... and focus on the bigger picture.

Your negative traits:

In relationships, it tends to be your way or the highway.
You can never open up completely to someone - you have to keep parts of yourself secret.
You're cold and reserved, which leaves your partner feeling unloved.

Your ideal partner:

Flexible, because you're not going to be the one to compromise!
Is smart and quirky with lots of weird interests... including you.
A true individualist who doesn't care what anyone thinks

Your dating style:

Stimulating. You prefer dates that explore a shared interest - like a lecture, muesum tour, or concert.

Your seduction style:

Wacky. Your wild ideas have your lover wondering what's next.
Insatiable - it takes a lot to satisfy your desires.
Varied. You're eager to try things as soon as you learn about them.

Tips for the future:

Bring a little responsibility to your relationship - like showing up for dates!
Compromise a little. It would kill you to do things your lover's way for once.
Be aware of your partner's jealousy. Even though you aren't jealous, realize your partner is sometimes.

Best color to attract mate: Sky blue

Best day for a date: Wednesday
What's Your Love Profile?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I like red. It is a very attractive color, and certainly very VERY eye-catching.

Anyway, I've been needing new shoelaces for my ratty old chucks for a while now. My plan for today was to go out and finally get a pair, so before heading to the Center to meet up with Missy and Sandy, I decided I'd stop by Payless to buy one. I went to the one at Beach Blvd. because I was stupid and completely missed the one near my house.

So the Beach Blvd. Payless was right next to the Target. And the Target logo was red. So very VERY red. And you know how gluttons' eyes would glaze over at the sight of food? That's how I was. So I thought maybe I should stop by there really quick before Payless. I've been needing shelves to organize my closet. And I do have that gift card. So off I went. And you know how they have the $1 sales rack by the entrance? Yeah, I just had to check that out. And you know how the storage units section is off to the back of the store? You have to pass by all the other departments to get to there, which means you have to look around as you're walking. And they have a new food section now at that Target, so hey, why not check it out too? So I ended up filling my cart with things that I sort of need, and things I will need, and things I might need before I even get to the aisle containing the one item I actually need. My bill came out to $45. My shelving system was $9.99.

I was fooled by the shiny redness into spending more than what I planned to and what I have. Well played, Target, well played.

And shoelaces? What shoelaces?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy birthday, Lui!


It doesn't feel like too long ago that I sent you those pictures for your big giant birthday card and called in the middle of the night (my night, at least) to greet you. As a whole, 2006 whizzed by very quickly. Only certain things felt like forever. I guess that's good?