Sunday, March 19, 2006

ideas are bulletproof

Damn March Madness is totally killing my overall productiveness, both in and out of the office. Thankfully, there won't be a game until Thursday, so I can be assured of a higher level of productivity until then. But my bracket is getting killed! Sheesh, I cannot pick the winner for the life of me. :-)

Well, 23 has come. Most of the "important people" remembered this year, so I consider it a good beginning. The girls took me to the Cheesecake Factory and we had a good time. I got a lot of great thoughtful gifts. I think 23 came in a lot better than 22. And I hope 24, the year of the pig, will be even better!

James Blunt was pretty damn good. The opening band was OK, didn't care for them much. But James had a lot better stage presence than I thought it would. He did almost all his songs and a few I didn't know. He also started strumming the first few chords to Hotel California, and then asked us all "Does anyone know Hotel California? (pause) Because I don't!" and switched to one of his songs. It was humorous. I wish someone had come to the concert with me, but I guess I should get used to it, because not enough of my friends share the same music tastes (although James is pretty mainstream... I just got unlucky). I look forward to Jamie Cullum (with Laura hopefully) at the end of March. Yay!

I hate when I pass judgment. I need to stop or at least lessen the amount of times I do it. It's not flattering and I know I can be a better person. I need to take more tips from my cousins and just BE. I think the only place I should let myself be judgmental is when I am riding the T. No matter how good of a person you are, believe me, you cannot help but hate on someone while riding the T. There is just always that one person who is being incredibly rude, loud, belligerent, ignorant, or selfish. :-P

V for Vendetta was GREAT. I really enjoyed it. And seeing it at IMAX made it even better. Ideas are bulletproof, people, BULLETPROOF!

Well tomorrow starts another week. Hopefully it will pass fast. Don't want to get a case of the Mondays every day!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

life's achievement

It's amazing how 10 days just creep by. Or even more so, 23 years. The birthday is looming.

Lisa, Lee, David and I went to Foxwoods. After an unsuccessful Bingo game, we went and tried our hands at table games in the Asian room. At first we lost our $60 in Baccarat. But then we tried our hands at Pai Gow Poker and slowly made it all back and doubled it. Plus our dealer Kun, from Philly, was awesome. We trash talked most of the night and just had a damn good time. I will definitely not be a pansy and try the table games next time I come to gamble! We didn't get home until 5:30am. Yeesh! But still fun. :-)

Laura and William came in to celebrate my birthday at Brown Sugar. William got me the entire collection of Foxtrot comics. I am currently ODing on geek humor. It's great. Laura knitted me a fabulous scarf and made me earrings. Accessories are my favorite parts of an outfit! I miss seeing them on a more regular basis. I miss randomly sharing a laugh with William, doing nothing and everything with Becky, talking inanely with Patick, doing laundry with Katie, sharing secrets and judgements with Carla, having intelligent arguments with Ian, being a little kooky and neurotic with Laura, yelling at Tom for being Tom, laughing at Erie's trashiness with Hanni, being ethnic with Ben, and on and on and on. I miss the day to day small things about my friendships. I miss seeing them. Why do we all have to be so far away? I wish with every fiber of my being that I remain friends and remain close with each and every single friend of mine. It's an unrealistic wish, but they're wishes for a reason. The mere thought of losing a friendship... just hurts. I know I don't make this daily or even weekly effort to speak to with those I care for, but I like to think that they know how much I care. I like to think that they don't need us to have routine talks to show how much we care for each other. And I know that is funny to hear coming from me, considering I can't shut up sometimes. Real friendship comes from a deep understanding and a connection that goes beyond words. I love you all immensely, more than this little silly blog could ever convey.

So with my 23rd year, I hope to actually figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I want to meet new people. I want to maintain the amazing frienships I have. I want to find love, or at least find more than infatution. I want to find something to be passionate about. I want to find my adventurous side. I want to fully and completely love my life, every iota. I want to squash my insecurities. I want to improve my weaknesses and get rid of my less than desirable qualities. I want to be the best me that I can be. And maybe even more. Big task I got ahead of me. Hopefully, with help from destiny, fate, family, friends, and maybe a supreme being, I'll have more than enough years and all the resources I need to achieve it. But really, even if I don't achieve it, the mere fact I'm trying is achievement enough.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

love does wonders for the heart

Random: Came across this in my photos... I haven't changed too much I think. :-)

I look forward to having some cute kids of my own some day. If only I could find the right man... :-P

David, Lee's boyfriend, is coming and staying with us for TEN straight days. I actually like the guy, he is resourceful and all about getting the most "bang for your buck." But, this is an all girls apartment... so let's see how we fare with having an XY in a word of XXs for 10 days. He might be coming back to Texas with more than just a bone contusion!

I read a pretty interesting article on Europe's issues with multiculturalism. Give it a gander. Whenever I think back to my time in Denmark, I think very happy thoughts. I praise Denmark for many things - culture, design, history, their passion for every thing Danish, and in general, the great vibes the city of Copenhagen gives off. BUT, I always also bring up one of it's major problems - racism. They scoff at us for our issues with gay marriage, but they have issues with figuring out a way to co-exist and RESPECT those of the Islamic faith. Don't misunderstand me, and think all Danes are racist, because they aren't (duh!), but it is a problem in some areas, especially those of the upper middle and upper class. I heard a few awfully alarming stories while I was there, and this article brings up some good points about the lack of tolerance spreading across Europe. Remember, multicultural and multiethnic societies are NOT the same thing...

Excitement, I played the lottery and matched 4 out of 5 numbers and won $150. Just think, if I had matched 4 and the Mega Ball, that would have been $10,000. Or if I had matched 5 without the Mega Ball, that would have been $250,000! Or... if I had matched all 6! $270 MILLION! But alas, I can live with 4 out of 5. As a math major, I know just how lucky I got. :-) And you can bet your ass I am going to be extra frivolous with this money. Wait, what's that? I can't hear you! Did you say I need NEW SHOES? Oh wait, or did you mean a NEW PURSE? Oh you said new shoes AND a new purse? Guess what? I got a fever! And the only prescription.. is more cowbell! (And purses and shoes.)

Well, I have decided to go to North Carolina again. I am extremely excited. Sun, sand, and the endless ocean. Is it May yet? :-)

Good quote: "I have friends who live and die by the actuarial tables. It's all one big crap shoot."

Daniel and I have been speaking oodles more lately. He is going to India for a year though, AGAIN. Bah. I'm sure we'll keep in touch with GoogleTalk at least. Hey, supreme being, look after him. Keep him out of trouble.

Ian (whom I LOVE) just told me, out of the blue, that he loved me. :-D :-D :-D It's so nice to hear that. I honest to goodness feel some awfully cheezy warm and fuzzies. Really. How often do you tell the people you care about that you love them? Probably not enough. A few reminders every now and then does wonders for the heart.