Wednesday, August 31, 2005


The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists. ~ Sam Ewing

My friend is in town for a week and we've been going around everyday visiting all the tourist spots that I have never been to (even though I've lived here for over 3 months). My excuse, I'm not big on tourism, it's too darn expensive and time consuming. Plus, it takes Waaaay too much effort.

However, I must agree that San Fran is a great city to explore. There is sooooo much here that isn't in alot of cities. We've been to 2 museums, a zoo, a bay cruise and trekked marathons! Most of the places, I just went to to keep her company (see what a good friend I am), but I probably wouldn't ever go to unless I was getting paid to traverse the city.

The museums were boring as hell. We went to the Asian Museum and the Museum of Modern Arts. Now I took Art Appreciation in college ~ however I still can't appreciate you throwing a can of paint on a canvas and calling it 'art'. I could do that with little to no effort so I don't know what the big deal is. Some of it was cool, but majority was just crap. I kept going to all the rooms and saying under my breath..."Crap, crappity crap crap crap." Besides, the art wardens kept stalking us, as if I was going to even try to steal that indigo painted spongy looking masterpiece thing. Yeah right.

The zoo sucked. Besides the whole 'animals in captivity' thing, I also had to deal with the screaming spoiled children, their parents who have no idea what discipline entails, the outrageous prices and the polar bear who had no ice. I don't care how much conservation these zoos help the world with, the principle of the matter is that they are taking these animals from their natural habitat and turning them into goldfish to preen for freaking tourists taking pictures all day long. How would you like to live in a fishbowl?

I'm tired, my feet hurt, and it's almost time for another BIG tourism day. Yuck!

Friday, August 26, 2005


Versatile Intelligent Xenocide and Exploration Neohuman

What is your cyber android name? Click the graphic to find out.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~ Joseph Addison

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

My brother's birthday is in 5 days. I don't know what to get him. He has everything under the sun. Maybe I should just have sent flowers. I read somewhere that guy's like to get flowers too. What do you think?

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Blog Surfing

Things I've noticed while Blogsurfing (for mystery credits)
  • Asians have better blogs than everyone else. They have more graphics, more content, more pictures, more everything. They are a blogging continent.
  • Those tech blogs are always there...all the fuckin time. So does that mean that the techies are in front of their computers surfing all the time, or does that mean they wrote a program that surfs for them?
  • Political bloggers are either too left wing or too right wing. In their world, there is no in between. Either way, I don't give a shit, I just want the whole damn chicken.
  • If the blog belongs to a woman, 80% have Post Secret in their blogroll.
  • If the blog belongs to a single, dating woman, they have Dating Dummy in their blogroll.
  • If the blog belongs to a man, they have either Clublife or Waiter-rant on their blogroll.
  • I have all of the above, so does that make me a single dating hermaphrodite?


Friday, August 19, 2005

Ranting and Raving

I love long hair. A year ago I was thinking about maybe cutting it, but I don't know. I never wanna cut it now. Never. ~ Angel Carter

Why does your hairdresser feel the need to do whatever she wants on your head? You can let her know what you want, tell her, show her, take her a goddamn picture with instructions and yet never is quite how you want it.

How many times have you come home to tweak this and that in front of the mirror, with your sundry combs and products trying to get it just right? And on top of that, she had the audacity to overcharge me on something she didn't even do right. For the price I paid for the haircut, my hair better stay all shiny and cut forever. Grrrrrr!!!

Cosmetology should be like cooking. The ingrediants are there, the experience, the directions. All you have to do is follow the recipe. That way you won't screw it up. That way I won't get mad and boycott your salon. That way you will actually have customers who don't want to kill you as they smile and act like you chopping off their locks is ok. That way, you can actually sleep well at night, instead of having lurid nightmares of your customers chasing you with shears, trying to wreck havoc on your own mane.

To all the peoples that had issues with the numerology ie my sisters...y'all need to chill. Don't be alarmed until after you have had yours done. Until then, don't jump into conclusions. Also bear in mind that it was FOC, you know me, I wouldn't spend my hard-earned cash like that.

This weekend I have the option between heading to ATL for the reunion of my college clique, going to Seattle to visit a friend or going to Vegas. Too many choices, I can't even pick which one to do. Decisions, decisions.

I saw Ever After last night. It is my all time favorite romantic movie, it still brought tears to my eyes. Thus far the ultimate romance movie list is....

1. Ever After
2. Love Actually
3. Hitch

They are highly recommended. FIVE STARS baby!

As you can see, I'm blogging about everything and anything that comes to my mind. It's 5:55AM PST and I'm wide awake, so maybe once I've blurted everything on here, I'll be able to get some rest.

Big Thank You to the Circle of Life for all their love, patience, advice and support this week. It was most appreciated. I'm still waiting for my ice cream party a la Gilmore Girls, but until then, I guess my heart will go on beating.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical. ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Over the weekend, a friend of mine invited me to her place to get my numbers read. I've heard of astrology, and even vaguely numerology, so I was intrigued but deeply skeptical. After all, what can a bunch of numbers tell me about myself that I don't already know?

She took my full name, birthdate and proceeded to add everything to it's final number. For example, my birthday, which is October 2, 1980 (for those of you who want to know or choose to forget!) added up to the final number of 3.

10 + 2 = 12; then 1 + 2 = 3;
1 + 9 + 8 + 0= 18; then 1 + 8 = 9
9 + 3 = 12 then 1 + 2 = 3

So the final number was three. She then consulted the charts and used my name to come up with my numbers for Maturity, Life Path, Personality, Soul's Desire, Life Pinnacles, and Life Challenges.

Ok, up to this point, I'm still very very skeptical. First of all, it was Math...and you guys know I suck at math. I tried to help her calculate and almost screwed up the equation so I just sit back at let the master do her thing. After she came up with all the numbers, she consulted her book, aptly titled Numerology for Dummies. Then she began to read.

It was at this juncture that my skepticism ended. No way! She started reading about my prime number first, and alot of the stuff there was true...I am a mediator, have a way with words, see both sides of every issue, creative and personable. She said that I have leadership qualities but hate committees and meetings (so true!). At this point I was listening with rapt attention.

Then she continued on to my Personality, and this just blew me away. I was speechless, it was waaaaay too accurate. There are a hundred things that I do and have no reason why I do them, and the explanations became clear. Like my rule for 2 feet of personal space, why I have wanderlust in my veins, my penchant for staying up late. It actually stated that I function best after true!

The more she read, the more I was convinced that somehow, this friend of less than 2 months, had peered into my life, reached into my soul and touched my very essence. I felt so......desecrated! I actually wrapped my arms across my chest, get away from me you psychic!

To cut the long story life path is to conquer my selfishness. Until I resolve this, I'm caught in the quagmire of this phase. Ok, I know I have moments of selfishness, but not enough to turn it into my life's desire. Oh, and I don't let my emotions out enough because I fear a loss of control. Keeping them in is known to cause physical ailments.

So I'm allowed to be an emotional nightowl that hates meetings. Because my numerology says so. I'm so cool.

Monday, August 15, 2005


If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I got an invitation from one of my readers to help her with her startup internet magazine. I'm going to be a writer! Check me out!!! *brush my shoulders off*

She is a regular reader on the Bad Girls Guide as well as on here and is starting a magazine especially for women called Baggage Reclaim. It's everything about sex, men, relationships and then some.

I haven't written anything yet, but I just wanted to share the good news with you guys. Because next thing you know, this will take off, and then you will be hardpressed to find my work without paying for it.

So read it now for free while you can.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

One Hundred Things

One Hundred Things about Me:
Last edited March, 2007.
  1. I love vanilla icecream
  2. I hate vanilla perfume/candles/scents. I think vanilla is a bean trying to act like a flower
  3. I love spicy food at all times and believe that bland food is an aberration to your health
  4. I don't eat pizza because it's cheese standing solid at room temperature
  5. I'm a night owl, and function best after 10pm
  6. Walker Shortbread cookies is food from the gods
  7. I believe rules are made to be broken and love flaunting convention
  8. I agree with Horace that following convention is the virtue of a stagnant mind
  9. I have never read a book by Horace
  10. I'm a true Libra
  11. I can see both sides of the fence and change my mind which side I want to be on
  12. I'm head over heels over head over heels in love.
  13. I'm also addicted to my Hubby in every single capacity.
  14. I rarely eat breakfast. Unless it's muesli.
  15. I hate waking up early in the morning.
  16. I love to write and have been writing ever since I was young.
  17. I read almost every single Nancy Drew book out there when I was a kid.
  18. I got published in ESSENCE magazine February 2007!
  19. I love the internet.
  20. I haven't eaten a banana since I turned 10.
  21. I love eating fried plantains.
  22. I dislike going to the zoo because I feel bad for the animals in captivity.
  23. I'm a vegetarian.
  24. Normal people worry me.
  25. I think that I'm very very intelligent and everyone else is a moron.
  26. I have grandiose illusions.
  27. I only like 3 children in this whole universe. My 2 lil cousins and my blessing child. Everyone else I can't stand, I think they are so friggin' spoiled.
  28. I love the color blue.
  29. I've only drank 5 drinks my whole life...strawberry daquiris, Cosmo, lemon drop, Mike's Hard Lemonade and wine.
  30. I laugh at the foibles of celebrities.
  31. I love my life!
  32. I hate scary movies
  33. I thought the Sixth Sense was a scary movie.
  34. I run and hide during the scary parts in non-scary movies like Day after Tomorrow
  35. I cried when I saw Beaches, A League of their Own, Stepmom, Day after Tomorrow
  36. I didn't cry for Titanic because I thought Kate was retarded for not getting on the lifeboat and letting Jack die. I have never watched Titanic again.
  37. I hate procrastinators
  38. I procrastinate
  39. I used to act 'plays' when I was a kid.
  40. I still act them out as an my mind.
  41. I have a secret that I'm dying to tell someone but promised to tell no one.
  42. I can't wait to let it out.
  43. I detested the most popular girl in high school.
  44. She was my sister whom I love to pieces.
  45. I plan to travel the world before I am 36.
  46. I'm almost 26 and haven't done that much travelling yet.
  47. I love planning surprise birthday parties for people.
  48. I have never had a surprise birthday party thrown for me.
  49. I watch waaaay too much tv.
  50. I spend too much time on the computer.
  51. I have really amazing, loyal and selfless friends.
  52. I have started writing several novels but have never ever finished them.
  53. I have to have an emotion to write.
  54. I'm ambivalent most of the time.
  55. I like getting bills.
  56. I hate paying them.
  57. I have 2 close friends who are psychiatrists.
  58. I get green couch therapy time for free.
  59. My childhood was very happy.
  60. In my perfect world, where everyone listens to what I say, I get to do whatever I want and I am the Queen, my sky is purple.
  61. Purple is a pretty sky color.
  62. I think women that stay in unhappy relationships are foolish.
  63. I used to be foolish, but I saw the light.
  64. I can play the recorder pretty well, the violin very badly, and the piano even worse.
  65. I never iron my clothes. If they need ironing, they won't get worn...or bought.
  66. I'm a creature of habit.
  67. I hate unpacking with a passion.
  68. I love gadgets. Spiffy, state of the art, top of the line gadgets.
  69. I think your president is a moron.
  70. And so is 51% of America.
  71. I have never cried at a funeral. Not even my grandmother's whom I was very close to.
  72. I have to cook in a clean kitchen.
  73. I detest cleaning the bathtub.
  74. I pick fights with my sisters just so I can flex my debating skills.
  75. I will never go back to my college Alma Mater for alumni. Ever again.
  76. I need my two feet of personal space.
  77. But I'm not claustophobic.
  78. Compared to the rest of my family, I'm not crazy. I'm pretty sane.
  79. My favorite food is rice. I could eat rice everyday for weeks and be just happy.
  80. I don't think I can make it to 100.
  81. I'm addicted to my computer. And the internet.
  82. I'm trying to define the art of compartmentalizing my emotions...I'm hopeless at it!
  83. I agree with the theory of Delayed Gratification.
  84. I hate the practice of it.
  85. I like thinking that I'm right. Even when I'm hopelessly wrong and I know I'm wrong.
  86. I love speeding waaaay past the speed limit.
  87. I gave my car to the sister in #44 (see, I do love her!)
  88. My favorite juices are grape and lemonade.
  89. I hate dark sodas like Pepsi and Coke because I believe that they are toxic.
  90. My favorite soda is Raspberry. Followed closely by Orange.
  91. I like sleeping on my right side at night.
  92. I'm a girly girl to the core, manicures, pedicures and shopping make my day
  93. I only make my bed a few times week.
  94. I love being the center of attention.
  95. I think lists like this are redundant.
  96. I made one anyway.
  97. My favorite movie is Ever After.
  98. I have an affinity for languages and plan to be quinti-lingual one day.
  99. I do believe in true love, happily ever after and all that jazz.
  100. I believe the One actually does exist. And I've found him.

Thursday, August 04, 2005


The travel is difficult on your relationships with loved ones, unless they are coming along with you, which may not be possible. ~ Tim Cahill

I'm seized by wanderlust again. It came and went earlier this year, and then I settled into this routine. However, due to recent events it's once again firmly in my mind.

I want to go to Australia.

I need to go to Australia.

I have to go to Australia.

My life is very kosher here. Nothing major to complain about, I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, a wonderful man that adores me and I'm relatively happy. So why I am seized with the unrelenting desire to travel and see the world? I know that it's hard migrating to a foreign country, and yet at the same time I'm thrilled with the expectation of forging into the unknown.

My nursing license came in the mail from Australia a few months ago. I have to find a job, interview, get a visa and buy my ticket. I probably won't end up going until mid-January but even so, I'm so excited just with the prospect. I embrace life least I try to, and it's been a litany in my head ever since I realized that I could go.

The only drawback is my family and friends. I'm very close to them and know that it will be a rough transition and I'll probably blame myself a thousand and one times for the separation. I know that I'm going to miss them like crazy, every minute of every day, and yet...I still want to go.

What to do...what to do....

Monday, August 01, 2005


The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.~ Andrew Brown

The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, "people without lives." We don't care. We have each other.~ Dave Barry

I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have reached the end of the internet. At least my internet. I have read every page, checked out every website, visited every board, seen every blog, played every game that I could ever in my wildest dreams be interested in. I've reached the end of the internet and I have nothing else to do.

I'm bored.

Somebody help me!!