Thursday, September 01, 2005

Cute Stuff I've Noticed Lately...

  • My boyfriend has been fixing all these random things around the house, like the electric gate that covers the house, the water heater, etc... In fact, he's seemed happy to do it, which is really sweet. (I'm so emo right now) He's in the process of installing new closet and bathroom doors for my mom's bedroom right now. How manly!
  • My dog, Ginger is a really adorable puppy when she wants to. She barked at me when I went swimming because she thought I was drowning. (I'm really not a bad swimmer) Now that she knows I'll be okay when I swim, she just waits for me to get out of the pool. :)
  • This is a picture of her sleeping in my sister's room. She's actually not allowed to be in there, but oh well.

My Mom has been cooking up a storm lately. She stopped cooking food food a while ago (because the "kids" weren't at home as much, so cooking was kinda pointless), but since I've moved back to Northridge, there's been food every single day. I wonder when I'll get tired of Filipino food again.... it feels like I'm 12 and my parents are forcing me to I'm having flashbacks of being a chubby kid. Okay... that was a random thought process.

  • My boyfriend took me out on a "date", something we haven't done in quite some time. It was really low-key and casual, but it was just the two of us (so rare nowadays) and the whole point of it was to enjoy each other. We went to dinner, talked talked talked, flirted, took a stroll around the neighborhood, and asked me if he could get to 3rd base at the end of the evening. Dork.
  • My cousin Mike, who always seems to make really annoying things funny. For example: we (the fam) were pretty annoyed when we found out my oldest sister's boyfriend called my little sister at 3:30am because he didn't recognize the number. He apparently thought my older sister is/was (whatever) cheating on him and decided that 3:30am was a good time to do it. (hello, are you still in 8th grade???) **There's more to the story, but you get the jist. Mike caught word of this, and made a joke of it which we all repeat on a very frequent basis.
  • My sisters are planning my baby shower and I really don't have to do anything as far as planning or whatever. I've become so accustomed to being the planner or organizer that this baby shower makes me feel kinda out of place. It's sweet everyone is putting in effort for me... its so rare to be able to just lay back and relax. **Note to self: If I can get this kind of treatment without getting pregnant, must put it into use much more! :)

On a side note, I'd also like to point out the "oh.. that's not cute" stuff I've noticed lately:

  • Hilary Duff and that dude from Good Charlotte. They scare me.
  • The scary dude that parks his car across the street and doesn't move. FB: Be afraid... he's waiting for you to park your car so he can sleep on it!
  • People who have gross feet, but inisist on wearing "tsenelas" aka flip-flops or sandals. I don't know about you, but really... is it THAT hard to scrub off dead skin and cut toenails? Sooo not cute. To the lady who grabbed the shoe I was going to try on at Macy's the other day, please get a pedicure. You NEED one.
  • Learning my favorite bagel joint in Santa Ana had cockroaches.
  • Learning the Subway at Main Place Mall has cockroaches.
  • The dog poo I almost stepped in the other day while trying to do my 30-minute walk around the neighborhood. **People, please please please pick up after your dog when you walk them!!!

I think that's it for today. :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Water Damage Sucks, But FB Saves the Day!

This past weekend was totally shi**y because: (oh yes, there's a list)
  • the water heater got mad at me and died
  • as it was dying, the water heater decided to leak a billion gallons of water into the house
  • we have no hot water (and have been taking cold COLD showers since the death of the water heater...which isn't TOO bad, considering it's so freakin' hot in the valley)
  • water damage everywhere.... the wood floor is buckling, rooms on half of the house were flooded, water damage in the walls (oh my)
  • found mold in the walls as the water damage man came to pull off the baseboards
  • also found that we have subterranean termites on that side of the house, too.

What next????

I didn't know what to do to cheer me up, so I called the bestest homie ever, FB. I told him what's been happening, and we decided to make a play date out of it.

Has anyone watched AVP, or better known as "Alien vs. Predator"? Please don't. We thought it was way too stupid, but watched the movie in its entirety. How sad were we???

We went swimming, or floated in the pool, to be more honest. We purchased some fun noodles around the 4th of July and they've turned out to be the best investment EVER. Too much fun. Damnit, I should have taken some photos of us in the pool...oh well, maybe next time. *note to anyone pregnant: fun noodles can make your swimming experience soo much easier; great workout for your legs without the strain on your abdominal muscles.

FB and I had this thing for Cappuccino Blasts back in high school. We used to get them ALL THE TIME when we had really fast metabolisms (oh.. back then). We've gotten over that phase and now are on this Ice Blended phase, which probably won't phase out for quite some time, though I do have some personal beef with the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (but that's a different story altogether). Oh yeah, so we got Cappuccino Blasts and went grocery shopping, because my poo poo head (formerly known as the devil) wanted to make this fig-bleu cheese-bacon thing that actually came out pretty well.

We ended up having a really good dinner with grilled tri-tip steak, rice (because no meal is complete without it... so filipino), a good salad with my homemade balsamic vinagrette dressing, and poo poo head's fig creation. Yum!

We decided to talk about our blogs and the people FB's met, and I mentioned I clicked on Chip Chat (a cool blog you must check out, by the way) and read about his experience playing old ass Nintendo games. I then remembered we still have the original Nintendo in our entertainment room, and we decided to play Super Mario Brothers 3. Our crazy asses played that game from 10pm to 3am, and we didn't even win. Boo.

Now my sleep schedule is totally off, but I had such a good time hanging out with my boys. Oh, and I forgot about the water damage... until I had to take another cold shower.