Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sequence of events

508: Get off the shuttle and realize that my car won't start.
513: Call AAA and ask for a jump start.
538: AAA gets to me. Get told that I'm incredibly lucky to have battery that lasted so long. Jump start and must drive to Sears to buy a new battery.
553: Call friends to find someone who can go with me in case my car dies again.
555: Vishal gets to me and we figure things out. I leave. He follows.
604: My car dies again. And I'm on the side of the road.
606: Call AAA again and ask for a tow.
607: Good Samaritan, whose dad happens to be a mechanic, helps me push the car out of traffic and teaches me how to take care of a battery in the future. Get told again that I was lucky to have a battery last so long. Even offers to change it for me.
643: Second visit from AAA. On our way to Sears. Again.
659: New battery ordered.
700: Kill time at the mall.
753: Car is done and I drive home very paranoid.
823: Being safe in my house never felt so good.

All of the times are actually quite accurate based on my call log. (And yeah, I went back and checked it for this post.)  That definitely went into my nap time.

Okay, time to study!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

High Expectations.

Two more hours until my last class in finally over, and I can head home.  The anticipation is seriously killing me right now. And the four hours of sleep that I am going on definitely does not help at all. I will be surprised if I don't fall asleep at one point in class..

Okay, time to do some reading on the Abbey Road.
And then shamelessly nap in the library.

It's gonna be a good weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Darwin Deez

By far the weirdest music video I've ever watched. Ever. But I do care because I really love the song. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I kinda, really love the sound of raindrops hitting my window right now.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Second Time

Second time posting a cover of this song. Can you tell it's one of my favorite Disney songs?

Girly Post pt. 2?

So this is Mara, a wonderful person that I had the privilege of working with at Ruche and has her own fashion blog, M loves M.  Why am I posting about her? 

1. She's one of the most awesome and sweetest and most beautiful people I have ever met. 
2. Because I just watched this video from her wedding on her blog, and it was freaking cute. 

Seriously... this wedding was perfect. It's weird because the whole time I was watching that video, I kept seeing amazing details which led to me thinking, "Oh that's what I had brainstormed for my wedding someday far, far of in the future." No lie. From the gray suits for the guys to the garland hanging on the cake to the cookie table. 

So, Mara, if you ever read this. If you someday grace me with your presence at my wedding, I promise it wasn't just me copying you. :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Better with Pie

This weekend was full of familiar faces, which was just what I needed.

-No school = laziest day ever in pjs for the majority of it
-Concert in Downtown SD

-Second laziest day ever, which was definitely spent in the pjs again
-Started making Chistmas Cards cause I needed something crafty to do
-Watched over 2 discs worth of How I Met Your Mother
-Board games with the Phamily

-Brunch fail, but breakfast burritos were still delicious
-Bouldering in Santee
-Evening in Hillcrest

Yup.. it was a good one. And tomorrow I gotta get back to reality and do my best to study my butt off until December 7th.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rainy Morning

The clock read 6:18AM, and it was freezing. I walked downstairs with an extra blanket in case you looked cold. But there you were, sleeping with the mouth hanging wide open and  looking as cozy as ever. I couldn't help but chuckle and walk back upstairs.

And even though I knew I'd have to say goodbye in a few hours, it was nice knowing that I would wake up later and see your face.  It was perfect.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Blue Valentine is not a good movie to watch when you've had a rough week and you're not feeling all that secure about things.

Scratch That

So in my 20 years, I've never had any known allergies. I could eat all of the food I wanted and didn't have to worry about certain lotions. Well, apparently I was wrong. In the last 24 hours at least approximately 9-18% of my body has been covered in a rash. (This is a rare occurrence on my blog where I am actually giving a somewhat accurate percentage of something based on my previous education in anatomy 4 years ago. That's a big deal.) I've gone through almost an entire tube of Benedryl lotion, and feel like I'm four with the chicken pox.

(Side story: I was going through my photo album a few years ago when I noticed one particular picture.. I wasn't a fan of it cause it showed how much of a chubster I was. And then it hit me that there were strange spots all over me. Yeah, my parents totally took a picture of me when I had the chicken pox. Why they wanted to do that, I do not know.)

And for those of you thinking it, no, I haven't eaten anything out of the ordinary or used any new lotions or shampoos. My only theory is that I am allergic to my laundry detergent and/or fabric softeners. So I'm off to Costco tomorrow to buy me some generic Kirkland brand stuff.

Moral of this seemingly useless story: It's never too late to learn something new about yourself.
But mostly I needed to complain about it.
I just don't want to be itchy anymore. :(

PS. I managed to tear up within the first 20 minutes of Blue Valentine. And it wasn't even about the main couple.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Rough: understatement of the day

I honestly don't think there's been a day when I've wanted to just give up more than today. Approximately 4 hours left at school, and then I may just proceed to eat all of my leftover candy from Halloween that contains chocolate. And there's a lot.

It's just one of those days.
"It's been a bad day. Another bad day.. and all I want to do is look at you and know I'm okay." 

Friday, November 04, 2011

Current Obsession

Stumbled across this artist from Poland who has these amazing watercolors that I have been gawking over for a while now. I don't know what it is about watercolors, but they might just be my favorite style of painting.  It sort of makes me reminiscent of the 8 color sets we would use in school as children, back when painting were simple and mostly consisted of rainbows and airplanes. It has this overall impressionistic feel while still holding a great amount of detail that most would people wouldn't necessarily expect in a watercolor. And I particularly love how some of the paintings use mostly dark, neutral tones with one bold color that stands out. 

Anyway, his names is Rafal Rudko, and more of his painting can be found on his deviant art page:

Thursday, November 03, 2011


See this made me really miss OCC.  Back when taking 4 classes didn't feel overwhelming, and I was still on the semester system, and I was still able to go to a Starbucks on campus. And I miss going to school with certain people.. er, person.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Interstate 5 & the Kooks

I feel like everyone has heard this song, but they have not all seen the music video yet.  It's definitely one of the most clever music videos I've seen in a while. So watch it. 

This was one fantastic weekend. I definitely needed to see familiar faces again, all while: 

-getting M&M donuts without having to wait in line
-taking a trip to Downtown Disney and hanging out in the California Grand Hotel
-having brunch with old coworkers
-working a whopping 2 hours 
-going thrift store shopping
-attending a 1950's themed mystery dinner
-going to church 
-eating In-n-out for the first time in months
-making my awesome Ewok costume
-giving someone a haircut for the first time

I've forgotten everything else I wanted to write about in this post.

edit: I remember what I was going to talk about. (It's only in the freaking title..) Holy crap, I really like the Kooks. I've had their stuff in my iPod for a while now, and they became my choice of artists for my drive back to San Diego.

So now for some cute overload: 

"Fly, you fools!"