Thursday, September 29, 2005

"Flaggot"

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(top one is from a parade sophomore year....the bottom before homecoming junior year)

Working on a story about the PCC band's recent trip to China. So, I had to go to their practice this morning to do some interviews. They were working on their field show....and I found out that PCC does indeed have a Colorguard. As I watched them practice, I thought to myself, "I kind of miss this."

You see, I was a flaggot (I was affectionately named this by my band geek friends) during high school for three years. Although I was kind of tiring of it senior year, I loved it. Loved performing, loved the Friday nigh football games, loved my pep uniform (this was for the last two years), loved parades, loved my guard "sisters." Hated the drama, but in a way, the drama made those three years memorable, too.

Would I join the PCC guard? Probably not. Do I want to play with my flag? Hell yeah.

Okay, so I guess there's no other point to this post except to say that I'm feeling a bit nostalgic....

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

San Diego

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This is a spot in downtown La Jolla. There's a walkway and you can walk down to the shore. There were baby seals and stuff down there. I wanna get married here. It's so freaking beautiful. The water was crystal clear, and just so BLUE. Sitting on a bench overlooking this view and eating Super Pops? Lovely.

I freaking love San Diego. The weather is freaking perfect. UCLA can reject me now and I won't be tooooo sad because I can move my ass down to UCSD and enjoy this effin' perfectness.

More later...

Friday, September 23, 2005

TGIF

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Looksie what I saw outside yesterday. Kinda cool huh? Apparently, the military launched some satellite last night and this was visible in the western U.S. I wish my camera didn't shake so much, though.

Anyhow, taking off to San Diego for the weekend. Should be fun! I should really be packing, though. The last thing I need to be doing right now is updating this. But I came on to upload my Effer dare LO for the week to 2Ps, so I updated while I was at it.

I'll let you have a looksie -

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I hope the journaling is legible because I sure as hell am not going to type it out. haha. Yes, I know it's long.

I'm a generally happy person so I'm not good with sad things. I hardly ever get things on paper when I'm sad. When I saw the dare last night, I was going "oh crap. I have to scrap something sad?!" At the same time, this has been on my mind for awhile and I've been wanting to get this on a LO for awhile. I just wasn't sure how or when I was going to do it. So when I saw the dare, it clicked and I knew exactly what to do.

Alritey then, I'll be back Sunday! Have a nice weekend folks!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The Boy. Again.

Boys confuse me. I can't figure them out. Especially this one. No, I'm not over him yet. A part of me is also going "dude. this is the guy that made you CRY."

It's been just about three months since I got my heart broken by "the boy." For those of you that forgot or just didn't know, we met in newspaper last year. I didn't like him then, but we got to know each other last semester because we had class near each other and always talked. I'd always thought he was cute, but never really fell for him until then. He was one of the nicest guys I had EVER met and he was someone I could talk sports with and I loved that. We were supposed to go out and it didn't happen because he somehow found himself a girlfriend in the week before we were supposed to go out. I don't think he ever knew I was interested (my intention was to not make it obvious and it bit me in the ass. badly).

Between now and then, I haven't really seen or talked to him. I ran into him yesterday, though. I was at the mall with my pals was waiting at Abercrombie while one of the tried on a shirt. I saw this guy waving at me and, since I was only half-paying attention, I sort of was like "who the hell is waving at me?!" and then was like "oh." So I got up and we hugged and we talked. He'll be moving into the UCLA area this weekend, so he told me to call him up when I was in the area (I hardly ever go over there though). We talked about other things, but by then my friend was done trying on and then was in line, buying the shirt. So we split, but he was at the entrance of the store when we walked out. Which, my (guy) friend saw as a sign of flirting or something.

The consensus among these two friends seems to be like "he totally likes you." Yeah, well so did I. And so did another couple of people from newspaper. They were like "so THAT'S him?!" because they thought it was some new guy that liked me. They pointed out the way he was looking at me and the waywe were interacting. They were like "well I think he likes you now," but that's the way we've ALWAYS interacted. I also told them how he broke the news that one time, how he could barely get his words past the "um"s and they though something probably was up then.

So. I came to think that it's one of three things: he liked/s me, he's just way too nice, or he's just screwing with my mind majorly.

I don't know which it is. I guess I'll find out in time....I still do like him but I'm not actively pursuing him. The only thing I know is that I definitely want to be friends.

The rest of it, I guess I'll see.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Singin' and Poopy Diapers

I really like to sing. The problem is, of course, that I sound horirble doing it. I may have perfect pitch, and even though I'll be able to match pitches, I have a horrible vocal quality. Nonethelss, I sing in the shower and sometimes in my room. My parents actually caught me singing very loudly in my room and started making fun of me, which was quite embarrassing.

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(this picture would be better if I didn't put it on a night flash mode, but we werei n a dark place, so it was appropriate...if only my friend didn't shake the camera so much)

Anyways, I went karaoke-ing yesterday. Felt very inadequate surrounded by two friends that sang choir in high school, and these other customers. I guess we could've gone to a place with private rooms, but this place is cheap (buy a food and drink item off their menu for free karaoke, which comes out to about 6 bucks). Anyways, we had a lot of fun, although I probably butchered all the songs I sang quite badly. Oh well, I could always pretend to be a superstar, right? haha.

Today was my cousin's baby shower. Lots of yummy food, but the most amusing thing was this game which we just called "poopy diapers."

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No, they're not actual poopy diapers, but rather chocolate. There were 6 diapers with various melted candy bars in them....we had to sniff/look at them and guess what they were. That's my aunt sniffing one. Just HAD to have a picture of this, and it was th eonly picture I took during the whole event...Sort of gross, but it was funny.

Friday, September 16, 2005

You Can Do It, Baby!

So I got the coolest book. It's called "You Can Do It!" Yes, I have to admit the title's a bit lame. I don't know. But this book is not lame.

If you're like me, you have a whole list of things you want to do (hey I made my "things to do in my lifetime" LO), but sometimes have no idea how to go about doing some of those things. That's where this book comes in.

"You Can Do It!" has 60 things you can stive to accomplish, from picking up photography, learning to surf, starting a band, learning to budget, starting a business, etc. Each chapter is written by experts in each thing. Upon learning each of these things, you can adhere a "badge"(modeled after the Girl Scouts badges) to the end of the chapter. The badges are totally cute. Cool!

So, I can't wait to finish reading this and starting my adventures. Whoo hoo!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Today is Wedneday

Wednesdays are always hectic. I've always had a love-hate relationship with Courier production days. I hate the stress, the chaos, the sometimes frustrating aspects of throwing together my page. In a way though, I love it. I love the chaos, the rushing, and the fact that someone always ends up cracking me up all throughout the day.

So, today was one of those crazy ones. I cut a 1200-word story by 500 words, Found out this morning that I had to place 3 ads on my page, so I struggled to make everything fit. I hit a blank when trying to write about sex toys (I somehow ended up as the female half of the sex column).

Now, my page is completed and waiting to be copy-edited. I have a moment to breathe. Phew.

I've already got a bio test tomorrow, unfortunately. I actually have to read because the prof never really talks about any of the material during class.

Went scrap shopping the last couple of days. My stash has grown, and my lettering items replenished. Love it when I found a bargain. I went to Target yesterday, prepared to pick up some of them cool Heidi Swapp stuff (I ended up getting the plastic letters) and found a couple of clearance items, marked down to about a buck-fifty. Lil Davis chipboard letters and bottle caps, and MM fabric letters. Cool stuff. Also picked up some Marcella by K paper (like I need more, but I also want the paper/die-cut pack because I like the colors) and 2 packs of letter stickers. Monday, I went to the LSS because I had three hours to kill (teacher didn't show up for lab and so we left after 20 minutes), and discovered they finally got the hint and started carrying Chatterbox (if they carry more KI I will be ecstatic). Also picked up a sheet of Rob&Bob paper (I could have bought more PP but decided against it), letter stickers and some Bazzill.

So I've played the last two days. Just haven't had time to be home when the sun was actually out so I can get them on the computer. I need a working scanner!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

A perfectly random post

- I really don't need to show up to bio class. Just the labs.
- Textbook publishers are a bunch of money-hungry asstards. (in other words - it's the beginning of the semester and I hate having to buy books)
- I'm quite behind on my scrapping.
- I also still need to print pictures. When to get to Costco, now that is the question.
- I don't do quite well with buffets.
- I really do miss figure skating.
- Speaking of figure skating, the season is coming up soon!
- Love the L.A. County Fair. I'll probably make a second trip with the friends soon.
- Crash is an AWESOME movie. Everyone should see it! It'll make you think..
- Might go to San Diego in a couple of weeks!
- I really do have too much makeup. I mean, if I'm finding products that I've forgotten about, that is quite bad (but I really haven't bought new stuff lately so that's good).
- Dodger games are awesome. Especially with a walkoff victory and especially against the Giants!
- 20 games to go.
- Two weeks left (I think?) til Grey's Anatomy starts! whoop.
- Everything else I can't remember.
- I found the coolest sash belts at the Dollar Spot at Tar-ZHAY the other day. They totally rule.
- Drama sucks.
- Switchfoot rocks.
- Rediscovering music rocks.

A perfectly random post

- I really don't need to show up to bio class. Just the labs.
- Textbook publishers are a bunch of money-hungry asstards. (in other words - it's the beginning of the semester and I hate having to buy books)
- I'm quite behind on my scrapping.
- I also still need to print pictures. When to get to Costco, now that is the question.
- I don't do quite well with buffets.
- I really do miss figure skating.
- Speaking of figure skating, the season is coming up soon!
- Love the L.A. County Fair. I'll probably make a second trip with the friends soon.
- Crash is an AWESOME movie. Everyone should see it! It'll make you think..
- Might go to San Diego in a couple of weeks!
- I really do have too much makeup. I mean, if I'm finding products that I've forgotten about, that is quite bad (but I really haven't bought new stuff lately so that's good).
- Dodger games are awesome. Especially with a walkoff victory and especially against the Giants!
- 20 games to go.
- Two weeks left (I think?) til Grey's Anatomy starts! whoop.
- Everything else I can't remember.
- I found the coolest sash belts at the Dollar Spot at Tar-ZHAY the other day. They totally rule.
- Drama sucks.
- Switchfoot rocks.
- Rediscovering music rocks.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Farewell, Tri

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My buddy Tri (a.k.a "tree") will take off to go back to Kosovo this morning (actually more like to a base in Washington and then Kosovo). I miss the dude. He cracks me up.

So, as a going-away gift, we presented him this "Tri-butt" magazine:

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We actually made one of these for him last year when he was about to go off to training before being shipped off to Kosovo (issue 1). We were trying to recall what was in the last "issue." So that's why I ended up taking a picture of every page. And I'm probably going to be hounded by everyone else to give them a copy of these....

This, in its own way, is basically a scrapbook. Not the way I do it (although, I did end up working on this with a couple of friends from about 7 in the evening to 3 a.m. And I donated some extra patterned paper), but it captures memories and stories, nonetheless. It documents the time we spent with him in the last two weeks and the laughs we had. It's all there, in pictures and words. And, most importantly, it was put together with plenty of love. I guess that's what scrapbooking is really about. Regardless of how you do it.

And, we crafted this to try to make him laugh. Hard. We all have a weird sense of humor. I guess that's what makes us, us.

Making the "magazine" has always been a ton of fun. Lots of fun times involved in the production of it....exhausted but the time went by so quickly. Love these people.

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*note* These were all taken using a night flash mode. Which means you absolutely have to stay still while taking the picture and a couple of seconds afterwards. Otherwise, you get this weird double exposure thing like on some of my pictures. Sometimes, it's sort of cool, other times, it's just plain weird...

In other news - can anyone believe it's September already?!

What the heck am I still doing up right now? Oh, yeah, might go to the airport. But probably not so I really should go to bed.....