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can i please watch my mtv without those fckn exorcist movie commercials poppin up!?! c'mon!?! we know its out in the movies already. sheeez!
Finally, the day has come! This'll be interesting becuz it'll be a celebration with co-workers. And you know how that goes. We've all been working with eachother for years, but we have our little cliques, and we all have very strong personalities. Mix that in with some drinking and karaoke, who knows what'll happen?!
I organized a shitload of games. We all got to know Charity and JR a little better. Except for a few little attitude comments I heard throughout the nite, it turned out to be a fun shower. Some ppl bought their own separate gift for the couple. A group of us got them the ultimate Dyson vaccuum...Charity is a vaccuum freak man! She started crying when she opened this one.
After Curtis, Jermaine, and I put up lights and bring tables to Sandi's house, I bring Curtis to Thao's house to join us for dinner.
Thao and Joanne were two of my best friends during high school. I hadnt seen Thao since last year when she had a baby, and I hadnt seen Joanne since high school cuz she moved to Texas afterwards.
We hadnt seen eachother in years, but when we got together this nite, it was like everything picked up as if we were in highschool again.
One thing, however, that really bugged me was what Curtis said to me when I was driving him back to his car. I was told a long time ago that Thao's husband didnt like me cuz he was "jealous" of my friendship with Thao. Curtis replied, "Well I could see that, sometimes you bring that out in guys with girlfriends." I told him to back that shit up and explain. But then he couldnt. All he come up with was that he understood where the dude was coming from cuz at one point he felt that way about me when he dated one of my friends.
I think guys jealous of their girlfriends' friendships with other girls have big time ISSUES. WHY WOULD YOU BE JEALOUS OF YOUR GIRLFRIEND HAVING FRIENDS?...ESPECIALLY IF THE GIRLS WERE FRIENDS BEFORE THEY STARTED A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU?! I have never been the type to impinge on a gf's relationship with a dude unless theyre getting abused. And knowing that this was not the case in both relationships we're talking about, then WTF ?! Think about it. Someone who is jealous of their significant other's SAME-SEX friendships obviously has control issues if you ask me!!
Im organizing Charity's Wedding Shower this Thursday. I've got the favors done, I bought prizes for the games, all I need now is to prepare for decorations. Since we're having her Shower right after work on Thursday, I have to get most decorations up the nite before. We're having it at Sandi's house, so today I decided to check her place out and see what I need to prepare for.
I get there, and what do i do? i end up ditching all my responsiblities for the party. How could I not?! They have a pool table, a craps and poker table, a real casino slot machine, AND karaoke. So I stole the mic and sang my heart out to Careless Whisper, More than Words, I Just Called To Say I Love You, and Tears In Heaven. Man, Im soo good. I love my voice. When's American Idol coming to SF again?? .. NOT !
I cant make it to sloshball today. :(
Me so tired.
I know, I know, Im missing out.
Today is the first day we rehearse with our video volunteers. We're ready to film. We've got our film crew ready, our scripts done. We're just waiting for our CEO to say "yes,you could use our facility to film." Dont worry though, cuz if she says no, then we have a back up clinic where we could film. Cross your fingers anyway.
Rehearsals went well. I think the volunteers feel like they have a better grasp of what we're doing, and what is expected of them. I think their biggest concern is what theyre suppose to wear though. hehehe.
Keep your head up...May all your wishes and dreams come true!!!!! xoxoxo BIG HUGS xoxoxo
Went to work feeling like a zombie. If you saw me online at 3am early this morning its cuz I was still up writing my justification letter to my boss. I really want to attend this expensive 3 week course next year that'll certify my skills as "NDT trained". And becuz our department is sooo el cheapo, I have to seek funds from another dept and demonstrate how their dept would benefit from sending me to this course.
I had my tv on to help keep me up. But I had to put in a DVD cuz I was gettn freaked out by the fcukn Exorcist movie commercial that kept coming on.
He'll always be a gold medalist in my heart of hearts.
Its Friday nite. Im home and Im watching a rerun of Friends. I came back from attempting to watch Lani and Beto's salsa show. Half way there, I get a call from J$$ who tells me that Lani's performance just ended. He was already there with his *special* friend, and I guess the program time changed. Oh well. I make a U-E, and go back to Lani's home where lil Gabey was being babysat by UncleR and Mom.
I hang with the fam, watch the opening of the Olympics (lotta hotties!), play with Gabey (that lil nut is wild!), then go home late to watch Friends and update my journal.
I finally called in sick today. Sore throat won. It all started when I took a shot of Patron with Curtis during our business mtg. I drank it too fast, swallowed wrong, and tried coughing it out before i drowned my lungs. Then the continuous stream of sneezing began.
The next day, I went to work, even though I felt like crap. I continued to sneeze and blow my nose throughout the day. During one of my patient treatments, my patient apologized for all the sneezing I was doing cuz she thought it was cuz of her dusty room or something.
Last nite, I took Nyquil..but I woke up at 3am cuz I couldnt find a comfortable position. I kept draining at the back of my throat.
So here I am, catching up with journaling and returning email I havent gotten to for the past week.
Christy and I had dinner at Chilis for our lil bitch session like the good ol days. I couldnt sleep the other nite cuz I kept thinking about Jason LaPonte. I barely had a friendship with him, but Ive had trouble sleeping these past few days cuz I kept wondering about his death, and I'd wake up thinking about why Christy loved him so much when they were together. Christy and I are like soul sisters in a way. Weve lived parallel lives even before we met.
I deal with death everyday at work, but when something like this happens to someone like Jason..it just changes you, and puts things into perspective. We got a good cry out of tonite.
We've decided to go to Monterey this Sunday. Just to get away from it all. Therapy for the girls.
AFter Bugaboo and I had our talk, we checked out the Atascadero Fair in scorching heat. Like I seriously thought my skin was gonna burn right off--it was ridiculous! We walked around, checked out the crowd, and saw the reason for all the obesity we were surrounded by: DEEP FRIED TWINKIES and OREOS. gross.
We sat around and tried our best to avoid getting called on by Chaka-guitar lady for a bit. Then we walked into the Rodeo Show! YeeHaw! My very first rodeo ever! I was impressed from being impressed. We watched cowboys and cowgirls round up the herd with their lassos, contest after contest, until the grand finale: bullriding! Holycow I tell you! I learned what the true meaning of bucking was! Yup, new found respect for bullriders. I wouldnt be surprised though if this becomes the new form of sterilization used when the world runs out of latex.
I knew Jason briefly while I was in grad school.
He came over to visit Christy sometimes.
I hadnt talked to him since.
He got married 2 months ago; he and his new bride bought a condo in the Pleasanton/San Ramon area.
He was a PE teacher at a middle school in San Leandro.
He was turning 29 in two days.
Jason LaPonte passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2004.
There are moments in life when you feel everything all at once. And then there are moments in life when you feel nothing at all.
Last time I updated was back when I went to Vegas with the Vickster. Lets see if I could retrace the events in a nutshell:
-So I lost my driver's license the first night I get there.
-After going back to the airport in the hopes of someone returning my ID, I am bummed to discover that no one found it afterall.
-I call Jay practically crying on the phone asking him to wake up and look for my passport in my room. He finds it and I ask him to FedEx it to me first thing in the morning so that I'd have some fun ASAP.
-In the middle of the nite, around 3am, I come up with an idea!
-I call up Christina, who's on her way to Vegas in like 9 hours.
-I ask her to smuggle my passport into vegas once I find a way for someone to deliver it to her before her flight.
-She agrees, and so I call Rich (who wasnt working at the time)begging him on his voicemail to pick up my passport from Jay at work, then deliver it to Christina before her flight leaves.
-I have good friends.
-The next nite, Vickster and I watch the First Ladies Tour: Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, and Beyonce.
-MissyE sooooo rocks.
-Vickster and I gamble all nite the next day and we practice our skills at Blackjack!
-Ok, now I know why all you gamblers are hooked!
-I'm up $300. Vickster and I pat eachother on the back.
-The next day I get bored, end up gambling all my money away.
-I am sad.
-Vickster stays on the tables, while I hang at Hardrock Poolside.
-In comes England dude whos in vegas with his coworkers for a film production seminar.
-His boss tries to be all suave and asks if I could stay an extra day in vegas if they pay for everything.
-I laugh, he gets offended, I apologize. He musta thought I was naive or somethin.
-Vickster and I visit Katrina, who's rich. She's 25, engaged, and owns like 5 houses. She lives next to Gladys Knight.
-Vickster's goal in life is to be rich. My goal in life is to be debtfree.