Thursday, November 26, 2009

The day to be thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope everyone has a fun-filled day and get to spend time with those they care about.... eat some good food, rather its Turkey, Ham, or Popeye's [yes, I'm eating chicken today... since we're in the process of moving and have to sale our stove, there not point in my mom making a HUGE dinner, especially sine my brother and his family won't be coming out here... so yea.] Besides its not about WHAT you eat on today, its about who you spend the day with and you realize how grateful to have whatever you have!

Don't let this become your family gathering... everyone turns on the tall person.. haha jk.. but this lil pic is hilarious. I've seen it numerous and it still cracks me up!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


So its a long weekend and i would usually be lazy and sleep in, but i have so much going on its not even funnie! (1) i have a freaking 10 page paper due TUESDAY and i have not started... don't want to do another 10-pager in one day... it nearly killed me! (2) I'm MOVING!!! YAY! [this will knock off another thing on my 101 list] and (3) i just started a seasonal job at Macy's... YAY again. As crazy as it seems I've always wanted a job in retail, i guess to see what its like. Like I know what its like to work w/ the public, and deal with customers..I've done in with 2 previous jobs. but neither was a hugely popular department store [although each on their own are hugely popular in their on market/category]. So i look forward to jumping back into the "customer service" field.. even if its only for a few weeks.

Moving.... can we say STRESSFUL?! OMG i never realized i collected sooo much junk. but after 8 years in the same place and having to start over as far as furniture, clothes, etc... we haven't done too bad. by no means are we like the people on Hoarders.... Lord no, we're not that bad... but i will admit i'm a bit of a pack-rat that doesnt want to throw away my middle school pep squad uniform... lol... if i could find the pictures i'd be fine with letting the uniform go... but not until i find the pics. lol... so yea, this is going to be a long eventful/stressful weekend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Moon

So by now everyone that reads my page should know that I'm in love with the Twilight Saga! It's inspired me to become more of a reader, because prior to discovering these books, my monthly readings came from Glamour and Seventeen magazines! sad i know... and i hope that doesn't make me seem shallow cause Lord knows I'm not! ahhh no way. But like the rest of the world, I anxiously awaited the release of New Moon. and I swear Nov. 19 was the longest day of my life... only had 4 hours of sleep.. then was at school from 8am to 8:45 pm!!! got zero sleep because by the time i got home [thanks to the flipping Metro] it was nearly 11pm. and i had not time for a nap =(

But, My mom, 2 friends and I went to the 12:20am showing.... the showing started LATE.. i swear it like after 12:30am and i was panicing! George Lopez... yes funny man George Lopez, opened the show for us though. He stopped by said a few words, asked who was Team Edward or Team Jacob[<-- that would be me], made a few joke, said that Taylor Lautner[the hott underaged kid that plays Jacob] will be on his show [airs night- 11.26.09] and then he left... and patted my friend on the arm and said "dont fall asleep" hahha too bad i didnt have my camera =/ cause we were like 3 rows from the front... BUT back to the movie

It was AMAZING! the coloring was vibrant, alive looking, the film kept to the book...for the most part. some scenes could've been longer to place more emphasis on certain parts of the storyline.... some parts were cut!... parts that fans have seen in either photos or the trailers, but i guess its too late to complain.. hope its in the DvD extras though. many of the characters and important events from the book were portrayed even better than i had imagined. I will admit there were times when i forgot it was based on a book, and i forgot that i already knew what was going to happen and started hoping for other things to happen.. hahaha. All-in-all, check out the movie. It's by no means a movie for 12-year old. that seems to be the phase non-new moon viewers are saying... So not true. But i would suggest you watch Twilight first so you're not too confused.

Part 3.... i think I'll have to start counting down soon, or maybe I'll wait until graduation so it'll only be a month left for me to count from.


Monday, November 23, 2009

i'm still alive

ahhh I feel bad I hardly update either of my blogs. School, as usual, has gotten hectic, it's almost the holidays and I'm in the process of moving. After 8 years in one house, moving becomes a very overwhelming and stressful. But either way I am really excited!

Another random update--> New Moon came out last week. Who saw it?!?!? I DID! I DID!!! haha. Yea I actually saw it twice, the only other time I saw the same movie twice in theaters was Alpha Dog in 2007. But non-the-less, New Moon was an amazing movie. Sadly with all the darn trailers and behind the scenes footage that was released, it took away some of the movie's suspense for me. I loved the movie, don't get me wrong, but had Summit only released like 2 trailers, the whole movie would have been better.

Also, I will be updating my 101 list soon, so be on the look out for that.

101 in 1001 dayz list... 3 months later

I've hit the 3 month mark, sooo here's another update

new items ammended:
# 63 & # 71 - these kinda go together. since im in the process of moving to a smaller place cleanig is very necessary! my my fam and i have been living in the same place since first moving back to CA 8 years ago.. and well after 8 years and having to start over with only the bare necessitites, I'm accumulated a LOT of stuf over the years... and im glad im finally able to get rid of most of it.
# 79 i went to sStanislaus for a sorority event! it was a super fun road trip! I'll be in Chico in Janurary =)
# 83 - moving!! YAY didnt think the day would come soooo soon =) so we're moving to basically a 'better' neighborhood. no parking drama, hopefully no drama at all! the apartment is smaller but i still love it!!! can't wait... once we're all moved in i'll post pics of my new room


[red writing = in progress]
[ strike through = completed]

Start Date: August 17, 2009
End Date: May 14, 2012

101 things to do in 1001 days!
1. Visit NYC
2. Visit Miami
3. Get a 3.0 or higher GPA during a semester of undergrad
4. Get drivers license
5. Get a VW bug [red]
6. Lose 30 pounds [0/30]
7. Learn sign language
8. Learn to play a guitar
9. Get Bachelor’s degree in CDFS & FLE [may 26, 2010]
10. Take the GRE exam
11. Enter graduate school
12. Visit Hawaii
13. Get Child Development Permit
14. Get FLE certificate
15. Go skiing/ snowboarding
16. Take hip-hop dance class [class starts 8.31.09]
17. Take ballet dance class
18. Take jazz dance class
19. Take Pilates/yoga class
20. Be able to do the splits after all these dance classes
21. Go back to school and get certificate in dance from a Community college
22. Get angel wings tattoo
23. Get braces
24. Attend a Hollywood red carpet movie premiere
25. Pay off my credit cards [0/6]
26. Go to a taping of The Price Is Right
27. Read the bible, beginning to end
28. Read 15 (non-school related) books I haven’t read before [0/15]
29. Get a passport
30. Travel to Canada
31. Travel to a different continent
32. Go camping [trees, tent, wood fire and all]
33. Learn to play the keyboard/piano
34. Learn to play a popular song [new or old] on the keyboard/piano
35. Dye burgundy highlights in my hair
36. Go two weeks without drinking soda [25/14] <-- i'm gonna keep this one going for as long as possible =)
37. Go one week without eating candy/sugary snacks [ex. chocolate, sugary/fruity candy, hostess cakes, etc]
38. Attend 5 different concerts/tours [3/5 -9.3.09 100Monkeys @ The Joint/ 9.23.09 Britney Spears!! / 10.17.09 Justin Timberlake Benefit concert in VEGAS! ]
39. Take a self-defense/ kick boxing class
40. Buy seasons 2, 3, & 4 of Prison Break
41. Have a One Tree Hill or The OC DVD watching marathon
42. Re-read the Twilight series [0/4]
43. Buy a Coach purse
44. [Go to Las Vegas [10.17.09 it was fun!!]
45. Get my own apartment
46. Attend an Award show
47. Make a home cooked meal [non pre-made store bought meal]
48. Attend a TV sitcom or game show taping
49. Attend another Talk show taping [already went to a Tyra Banks Show taping]
50. Wear a celeb-inspired outfit I wore a simple lil outfit simuliar to something Ashely Greene wore.... pics will be up late. I'll try something more fancy later
51. Go one week without Facebook/MySpace/twitter/ other ‘social networking’ sites
52. Host a ‘themed’ party
53. Buy a pair of William-Rast jeans [<-- this should happen soon, a store just opened in the Los Angeles area and i'm beyond excited]
54. Take Spanish level 2 class
55. Visit Cancun [not during spring break]
56. Attend a live comedy show
57. Buy a FLiP Video and put it to good use!
58. Post a video blog on YouTube about one of my goals on this list []
59. Don’t go clothes/shoes/accessories shopping for a month
60. Get a dog
61. Bake a dessert from a cookbook
62. Become involved in a committed relationship
63. Sort through old clothes/shoes- donate what I no longer wear [since im in progress of moving w/ my mom I have many things i have found to donate]
64. Buy a pair of black heels and wear them! [Not too high, I don’t wear heels now but I will need to get better acquainted with them by the time these 1001 days are over!]
65. Attend a wedding
66. Delete my MySpace profile. (I get the feeling MySpace may be extinct by 2012; if not my page will!)
67. Go one week eating NO MEAT!
68. Go to the gym 3 times a week for one month [0/12days] is it cheating if i count my aerobics class at school?!?! cuz i really work up a sweat in that class!
69. Go jet-skiing/water-skiing [learn how]
70. See a new movie every weekend in one month [0/4 weekends]
71. Completely clean my room; throw away anything I don’t need! [since im in the process of moving, this goal is almost complete... you can really accumulate a LOT of 'stuff' in 8 years]
72. Throw someone a surprise party [it wasnt a HUGE party... but it was BFF kim's B-day && she was surprised!]
73. Read 5 books that have been turned into movies; either before or after movies has been released—not including Twilight Series [0/5]
74. Send a postcard to someone from I place I am visiting/have traveled to
75. Go to Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop in New Jersey[from the show Cake Boss]
76. Go to Orlando, Fl/ go to Disney World
77. Get a massage at a spa
78. Read a Shakespeare novel
79. Visit 5 different cities in California [not within LA County area [1/5- Stanislaus(11.7.09)- thanks to sorority event =D]
80. Go Atlanta
81. Buy myself a jewelry item with (a) diamond(s) on it.
82. Get hair cut into a stylish short ‘do
83. Move out of ‘south’ Los Angeles [finally! haha i'd kinda grown to acustomed to my neighborhood. i always like to think that i'm a resident on the street but my address doesn't determine who i am...]
84. Re-new gym membership [in 2010]
85. No watching TV for one week [does not include news or DVDs]
86. Go to 5 restaurants I’ve never been to before [4/5-- Benihana's 8.29.09/ Yard House 9.1.09/ 9.13.09 Pastagina in Irvine. yummy pasta!! / 10.3.09 Frisco's ]
87. Try a new make-up style/technique [eye shadow color/ specific ‘look’]
88. Get 8 hours of sleep each night for one week
89. Finish 2 term papers at least one week *before* their due! [0/2]
90. Go to Forks, WA [just to see if it’s really like the books…]
91. Take belly dancing class
92. Go on a boat ride
93. Buy a “little black dress” and rock it! =)

94. Stick with one phone for entire 2 year contact!
[current phone ‘expires’ Oct. 2010]
95. Get a physical every 6 months [0/5]
96. Walk in the Avon Breast Cancer walk/run
97. Learn to swim
98. Help my sorority chapter receive the highest honor/award in the organization
99. Take a pottery/clay molding class
100. Get a full time job at a child-care center
101. Visit Washington, DC/ Walk past the White house!
102. Take photos and keep journal/ scrapbook of the completed things on this list
103. Make a new list of 101 things to do!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Good upcoming movies!!

so was watching the E! network Kardashian Wedding special and heard a commerical for a movie called Brothers with Jake Gyllenhaal nad Tobey Maguire... decided to check out the trailor online becasue of those guys are pretty good actors, so the 2 of them in one movie seemed interesting. Sure enough the trailor was really good. Im not super big on war-related movies, but this one mostly focuses on the family that is being left behind. from the few minutes i saw, i loved it!! check it out below!

after watching the above trailor i saw the trailor for Why did I Get Married too? which is the sequel for Tyler Perry's movie Why Did I Get Married? The sequel looks just as intense as the first one which i liked a lot. but it doesnt come out until April!! sooo long from now.. but i'm sure its worth the wait!