Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Don't Worry

I'm still alive. Haven't had the time to post lately. But I'm still here, so you'll hear from me again shortly.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Diner's Club

Last night, Henny, Laurie & I decided to start a Diner’s Club. We already get together about once a month to chat over food and drinks, so why not try out a new place every time, and just for fun, review it.

So here goes, our first restaurant:

329 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-9718

Monday, June 13, 2005


Do you believe in signs?

No, not traffic signs.

I believe that things happen for a reason. That coincidences are events we are unwilling to acknowledge as something greater. That all the moments in our lives are finely, subtly connected, and that they come together perfectly. That there are signs all around us. We just need to look for them, to open our eyes and learn how to see them.

What do you believe?

(Answer this question under comments, below.)

Sunday, June 12, 2005


To Sara & Kate on graduating and receiving their Bachelor's degrees!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Travel Bug

Every three to four months for over a year now, I’ve hopped on a plane to go somewhere. Hawaii. Europe. Texas. NYC. It’s been four months since my trip to the Big Apple, and I’m starting to feel that itch to travel again. I’ve been daydreaming about a cross country road trip, the possible 5-year reunion with my Australia buddies, a vacation in Mexico, visiting Haley and Mesha in Oregon and Adam in Virginia, traveling to Greece, seeing Laura when she goes to JCU and trekking through the Australian outback--oh, there are so many trips I want to go on! My friend, Jen, is currently on a Pacific Northwest/Midwest road trip (follow the Jen link to see pictures and read about her travels), and I am SO JEALOUS! While sitting in this training room, with no windows and artificial light, I’m living vicariously through her. But I want to go on my own adventures! The travel bug is back, so I better do something about it soon. The only problem? Time. It’s hard playing grown-up when you want to wander and see the world, because you have no time to do it. The other problem? Money. You can’t see the world if you can’t pay for it by playing grown-up. Oh, the Catch-22s of life…

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


"Maybe happiness didn't have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the MIss Universe contest. Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there were twenty levels to go."
-The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares

A cute, quick read. It's been sitting on my shelf for over a year, and thought I'd finally give it a try since the movie's out right now. I'm glad I did.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Update: My Medical Situation

(If we can even call it a medical situation)
Good news! I don’t have a brain tumor. Not that it ever crossed my mind before, but just in case, I don’t have to worry if it were to ever cross my mind later on. My doctor does not think that my losing consciousness two times last month was a result of a brain tumor. Or a seizure. Or because of my blood sugar level. Actually, he’s not quite sure what the cause of it was. This means that I now have to go through a series of tests, to see if something unusual will turn up to explain these fainting episodes. He took an EKG while I was in the office on Thursday. I gave blood this morning, for a series of blood tests he’s going to do. And in a couple of weeks, I have to do a 24-hour EKG. I really don’t think there’s anything wrong, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, I guess. Good thing I have health insurance, huh?

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Wedding Events and other things...

The past holiday weekend went like this:
Bridal party outing to Six Flags Magic Mountain,
Cocktail party,
Toe Jobs,
Rehearsal at the park,
Rehearsal dinner,
Pre-wedding beautification in Beverly Hills,
Wedding reception,
Outing in HB after the wedding,
Kiernan’s 1st birthday picnic,
Pick up Kat’s friend Leslie & give her a tour of Long Beach,
Pick up Kat,
Dinner at Duke’s in HB with Kat & Leslie,
Go home for Memorial Day BBQ with the fam.

Whew. I survived--with a stiff neck and jump in blood pressure--but still survived. The weekend was a ton of fun, it was just so jam packed that I wasn’t able to fit any friends’ graduations or graduation parties in—so a big congrats to JoAnn, Chase, Jen K, Marisa, Tina, and Jen F! Welcome to the other side—and good luck with all your future plans!

I bet you’re wondering about that stiff neck, huh? At Magic Mt., I blacked out for a while on Viper (did I ever mention that I also fainted a couple of weeks ago, while at the bowling alley with some friends? Well, I did. Don’t worry, I’m going to the doctor today about the whole fainting/blacking out thing. I know, I know, I should’ve gone earlier, but I’ve been so busy and haven’t had time to…), and woke up the morning after with a very very sore neck. Not sure how long I was out for, but my head must’ve been bobbing around for a bit, because I was definitely feeling it the next day.

From cutting envelopes for the invitations to cleaning up the reception, it’s all over! It’s been a lot of work and a lot of stress, but also a lot of fun. I’ve truly enjoyed helping out two good friends with their big day. Congratulations Micah and Wendy!