ex-stripper: i can’t wait to see the mayan ruins in yucatan. me: yeah, that will be way awesome. ex-stripper: something something about 2012 me: you don’t actually believe in that stuff do you? ex-stripper: well, i don’t think the world will blow up or anything like that, but something crazy is bound to happen. me: like what? ex-stripper: i don’t know, maybe winter will become summer and summer will become winter or something drastic like that. me: -___-
yeah, bc australia is going to physically switch locations with the united states. this same girl told me that some of the smartest people she has ever met are strippers, including college graduates like myself. mmhmm. no comment. your so-called ability to determine a person’s intelligence is now negated. you do not win. do not pass go. do not collect $200.
while i was in california, my baby sister was in florida with her bf. they went to downtown disney, lego world, the beach, etc. we exchanged pic txts and these were my favorites of hers.
we (and aida, too) FKING LOVE THE HELL OUT OF lilo and stitch. tiffer and i were prob hawaiians in another life and someday we will go to hawaii together for super fun good times. isn’t she adorable. one of our favorite parts (and aida’s, too!!!) is when lilo and stitch meet for the first time at the animal shelter and stitch realizes he needs to act like a dog and then he says HAIIIIIIIIII… (skip to :40 and sorry it is low quality and shaky) and it is sheer awesomeness. tiffer does a great impression as you can see.
message along with pic: at lego world suckaaa
tiffer knows i love legos; so much so that she bought me three little souvenirs. probably the best trinkets anyone has ever given me from a vacation. she brought home little lego people for me. as a kid i used to lift them all the time from friends and even a few stores, i’m sure. for christmas, karen and ken got me a clusterfuckshitton and i cant wait to find a way to display them. ORRR i could put them in dire situations and take photographs of their distress! hahaha and then i could destroy them a la stitch here. i love watching him build and then wreak havoc on san francisco at 1:07ish.
we need more pics together. marley fest 2010. photo spam of me and my favorite sibling coming in april. i am so proud of her. she is beautiful and she has a big, beautiful heart.
big sur was as beautiful as i knew it would be. i took this with my camera phone—thank you, samsung for making a great camera on my mobile device! i’m glad i have this ONE photo i took on my own accord from the visit to big sur. it was magical. look at those cliffs and that ocean! and the wildflowers in the foreground. i wanted to sit on a rock and read and watch and be but it was another fleeting sight seeing stop.
we spent the afternoon in monterrey on a little beach. and by afternoon i mean, an hour tops bc the girls got cold and wanted to leave. sigh. i could’ve sat there all day. i sent lumu pic txts the whole time i was in cali to my friends and family.
my favorite spot on the cali-forn-eye-eh trip with the girls. THIS.
i had some beautiful shots, buuuuuut i accidentally and foolishly and clumsily erased all my pics save the last day from my digital camera; rather unfortunate and full of so much sadness, but i’m alright. dar took this one. that excited face sums up these rocks. the view was breathtaking. i stood on huge rocks and screamed into the great wide open of tahoe and it was exhilarating and obnoxious. i convinced aida to do the same. i love her.
we were only there for about ten minutes but i loved every second. it felt infinite like your soul could breathe and be.
reminiscent of this favorite photo of heather and i at botanical beach in canada a few spring breaks back. look at lake tahoe. she is so serene and beautiful. look at how small aida and i are compared to this lake and those mountains and that sky! i am so small and that fact keeps me grounded and in awe of all the beauty and wonder of this world and my life.
thanks dar for the great shots. i love these photos, and i love you.
california, you were gorgeous. thank you for letting me into your heart.
(pics of big sur coming up. tahoe and bs tie. i thought i loved one more than the other but that is unpossible.)
yes, that is what i said. the new 2010 honda elements have a dog friendly package! this is wonderful. i wish my element was like this.
gush, at these super cute seats!
and look at this adorable floor mat!
and no, i don’t want this package bc it is cute. it is cute, though. in all seriousness, i am so proud of honda for coming up with this. from a marketing point of view this is really great niche stuff. honda element won “best dog car” from dogcars.com in 2007. someone at honda apparently thought this was a great opportunity, and they were right. i love every inch of my car as most people will tell you. it is the PERFECT car for me.
(note: i’d love a sports convertible sometime in the near future, but i will always have a honda element. and an orange one at that.)
dogs are like family to so many people in the us. they are like our children; ask any dog owner, they will tell you that. why would you not want your car to be dog-friendly? you want mini-vans and other suvs to be kid-friendly; if your dog is a big part of your life, you take them everywhere, this totally makes sense to me. see more pics here.
also, the honda element is a great road trip car. it has a ton of space, good on gas, fun to drive, and in general, it is a very happy car. you can take the seats out and use it as a tent when and if you go camping in the woods, on the beach, in your driveway, whatever. manfck, i love this car.
did you know i love you? did you know i miss you? did you know i am coming back to you!?!?!?!??!!? well, not exactly up there in seattle and victoria (canada) area, but i’ll be in san fran on wednesday! i’ll be seeing big sur this week, too! i’m sure it will reignite my undeniable adoration for you. please be big and beautiful for me.
remember march 2007? can you believe this was three years ago? oh spring break, you are too good to me.
i love the ocean, but i’m petrified of immensity. it is a perplexing paradox. i do not understand it, but i embrace it. i love the ocean. i love love love it.
just booked a room at la luna inn. there are five of us girls and two queen beds. i am notttt sleeping bitch—calling it meow. i really hope i don’t have a bad case of snoring wednesday night, but hopefully everyone will be drunksies off st. patty’s day and no one will notice during their deep, heavy slumber.
la luna inn. it looks quirky and cute and it’s in fisherman’s wharf area. there is apparently much to entertain there so i are excited. i’m ready to see some cute ass sailboats.
dost mine eyes deceive me or is that a JAPANTOWN!??!?!?!? you know what they hasss in japantown, dontcha?!?!??! CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES and we better see some. oh, and you know i love me some sushi! mmmm.
methinks this place will appeal to everyone. it’s seemingly clean enough and in a great area and most def affordable. chyeahhh. getting my exciteddd on for six am flight.
amazing list of (some un)amazing things i must do tmrw:
wake up in the morning (…feelin’ like pdiddy)
pack up lappy top & charger, electronic accessories (phone charger, ds charger, camera & camera charger), jewelry, makeups, toothbrush… along with two bags of clothes to sort through and cram into one measly carry on luggage (that i need to pick up from jenna in the afternoon—thanks; you’re a life saver, j)
stuff my car with my goods and try not to forget anything
"work" at the office
sf hotel reservation
pick up aforementioned carry on rolly luggage from jenna’s
hold up at dar’s
consolidate aforementioned two bags of clothes and things into ONE itty bitty teeny tiny carry on rolly luggage
add/delete songs and make new playlists for spring break ipod (i got a little carried away with torrents; imma need an external hard drive soonskies; and ben jammin sent me some hit pop radio singles—super exciteddd bc i love that taio cruz + luda song, break your heart)
groggily and sluggishly load aida’s parents’ car with luggage and friends and head to the airport around 430amish
early morning airport shenanigans
change planes in denver
arrive in sf around 11am
wednesday is saint patty’s day and i already sent an email chockerbock full of fightin’ words to ensure that we all have a motherfcking good ass time. repeat after me: we are going to have a motherfcking good ass time to the maxxx. it’s time to get excited, my friends. it’s time to get the games started.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around how they got away with these things:
Efforts by Hispanic board members to include more Latino figures as role models for the state’s large Hispanic population were consistently defeated, prompting one member, Mary Helen Berlanga, to storm out of a meeting late Thursday night, saying, “They can just pretend this is a white America and Hispanics don’t exist.”
There were no historians, sociologists or economists consulted at the meetings, though some members of the conservative bloc held themselves out as experts on certain topics.
To that end, they made dozens of minor changes aimed at calling into question, among other things, concepts like the separation of church and state and the secular nature of the American Revolution.
Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas, introduced an amendment requiring that students study the reasons “the founding fathers protected religious freedom in America by barring the government from promoting or disfavoring any particular religion above all others.” It was defeated on a party-line vote.
In economics, the revisions add Milton Friedman and Friedrich von Hayek, two champions of free-market economic theory, among the usual list of economists to be studied, like Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. They also replaced the word “capitalism” throughout their texts with the “free-enterprise system.” “Let’s face it, capitalism does have a negative connotation,” said one conservative member, Terri Leo. “You know, ‘capitalist pig!’ ”
Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)
Annnnnd this is why (if I ever do have any) I will never put my kids in the Texas public school system
yeah, my kids are going to be reading Howard Zinn out of the womb. WTF is this crap!?!??! THIS just makes my love for texas ultra embarrassing.
i can’t even :|
i will have children that question this. i will have children that will stand up for what is right and against what is wrong. on their own accord, they will learn and apply knowledge to stupid shit like this.
i wrote a paper in my ap us history class junior year high school. it was an argument paper about slavery and the north’s objection of said slavery, but it was not about the whites in the north thinking that subjecting blacks to slavery as wrong and inhumane and that they should be equal. no, it was about the money and that was the truth of that matter and that is what my argument was. i was personally sick and tired of hearing how great the north was because they wanted equality for the blacks. riiiight, that would explain the jim crow laws in the north as well as the south. history is not black and white. there are complex issues that you need to use your brain and common sense to figure out. you need to be able to make your own decisions…
(not only did i get poor marks on this paper, i got in trouble. yes, TROUBLE. i was called a racist by some of my peers—which was weird—and my teacher was appalled. she had me speak with the principal and tried to have a fking parent-teacher conference with my absentee parents that didn’t give a flying eff about the school’s qualms with said paper. i remember my mom telling me she was not going to go to a pt mtg and that i could do whatever i wanted as long as i was willing to take the heat for it and stand behind my convictions, and i did. oh, did i. i had to rewrite the paper or receive a zero for not answering the prompt correctly so i rewrote the paper uberleet sarcastically and got a fking d for efford which is better than a goose egg. i still pulled an a in that class so whatever.)
…and you cannot fking do that if ultra conservatives take THOMAS FKING JEFFERSON out of curriculum and textbooks bc he coined “separation of church and state.” he also fking “coined” the motherfucking declaration of independence this damn country was built on.
I wonder what its like to live with your friends when neither has to worry about school and deadlines. How much fun would we have all the time? Cooking nights, going out nights, staying in nights, working out days, cleaning days…………
soon, my aidaahhh; very very very soon. we’ll all be in north austin this summer sans school and all subsequent school work and we will have some super duper awesome cooking/going out/staying in nights and working out/eating out/pooling/cleaning days; although cleaning is not super duper awesome at all.
clay’s facebook status: i hope it gets ultra hot this week for sxsw so all the LA hipsters wont want to move here.
though i completely agree with him, i commented: you ARE a hipster, too! dontcha know?!?!?
and then clay deleted it. unamused face is unamused. i then facebook chatted up his ass:
me: did you delete my comment on your facebook?!??! clay: yep me: JERK clay: your calling me names me: you are TOTALLY a hipster why do you deny it so clay: your just trying to make me mad me: nope its the truth no need to be ashamed clay: not ashamed, your calling me names bye me: crybaby now, that is name calling
and i guess, now he is ignoring me. what a little whiner. he is SUCH a hipster. a hipster in denial; that’s new.
yes, last zinggg was necessary. no, i didn’t have the heart to correct the your thing. he does that all the time and i give him enough grief about it as is. poor thing.
kiki: i dont think erica knows any drug dealers me: welp, wtf are we going to do about that? kiki: i dunno. finding ppl on the street sounds dangerous. what if they lace it with shit? me: kristin, i will not buy drugs from some dollar hooker on the street! >_<
this is going to be balls to the walls too much fun. i miss kiki and i can’t wait to play in cali with my friends.
dar: hahhahahahahahahaahhahahahah this is going to be funny.
July 06 – New York, NY / Madison Square Garden / On sale March 19
July 22 – Dallas, TX / American Airlines Center / On sale TBA July 25 – Houston, TX / Toyota Center / On sale TBA
might have a date for my nyc trip.
and we must see her when she is in texas. MUST. i shan’t miss on this opportunity to see mama monster. when will tix be available and i really hope i get a chance to buy before the general public, else it will be unpossible. hmmmm. buying tix for concerts is always such a major pain in the ass. who is in?!?!?
srsly?!?!? you’re banning the lady gaga video when you have shit like jersey shore and wtf else on your channel? i totally get that it’s wildly inappropriate. there is violent lesbian prison rage and kissing, gaga in a thong, boobies everywhere, foul language, homicide, and the like, but give me a fking break. you’re fking mtv and we ALLLLLLLL know how pious you are not. don’t pretend like this nine minute video is that big of a deal when you’ve got shit like the hills for seasons at a time replaying like it’s going out of style. the amount of brain cells people lose from these fking tv shows is outrageous. i’ll take a crazy lady gaga production any day over a staged biopic of this country’s largest basket of wannabe idiots. stupid people reaching fame for absolutely no reason is completely audacious and you fking know it. now you’re just pissing me off. it’s a fking music video. do you even have those anymore?!?! you are, after all, music television, or so i thought.
fck you, mtv. i’ve been over you since early high school years. your existence irritates me and you should go die in a ditch.
for as long as i’ve know kenneth, he has never updated his facebook profile. he made minor adjustments recently.
his about me:
Laid back, easy going, friendly. I like to have a good time. I grew up in a very diverse area which was a good experience. I can get along with just about everyone but there are a few unique people I will meet and not like, and I’ll let them know. I love to work on stuff and get my hands dirty. I always have some sort of project going on. I try to not take anything for granted. I think a lot more than I talk, I’m a quiet person but not cause I’m shy.
I used to have a fast car that I built, but I totaled it.
I cut my own hair, I brew my own beer.
and that is kenneth. he needs to learn to use semi-colons. all of this is spot on. i like knowing him as much as i do; knowing stuff about him most people do not. he has more friends and acquaintances than you can possibly count, which is the super opposite of me, but he’s a social butterfly and he loves parties and hanging out. out of everyone in his life, all those friends from hs and college, i like knowing i’m that girl that knows him best. the one who he let in to get to know him and love him for everything he is.
we might be broken up and we might not be getting back together in the near future or at all, but i love this boy and i always will; and i hope we figure things out and both of us get to be happy together or in our new lives and i hope that if it’s the latter, i can face it with grace and integrity and strength.
i’ve always been an optimist when it comes to life. i think you can do anything. you can have anything. and i think if love is on the line, there is always hope. if two people want to make it work, it can work. we’re just young. it’s post college. we’re trying to find our way; we all are. each of us will figure it out. i’m going to do my best everyday to be a good enough person, deserving of my friends’ love and admiration. and i’m going to be the kind of person you can be proud to love.
Hula Teacher: Lilo, why are you all wet? Lilo: It’s Sandwich Day. Hula Teacher: [gives eyes, like “wtf is Sandwich Day?”] Lilo: [inhales deeply] Every Thursday, I take Pudge, the fish a peanut butter sandwich… Hula Teacher: “Pudge” is a fish? Lilo: And today we were out of peanut butter. So I asked my sister what to give him, and she said “a tuna sandwich." I can’t give Pudge tuna! [whispering] Do you know what tuna izzzzz? Hula Teacher: Fish? Lilo: [hysterical] IT’S FISH! IF I GIVE PUDGE TUNA, I’D BE AN ABOMINATION! I’M LATE BECAUSE I HAD TO GO TO THE STORE AND GET PEANUT BUTTER CAUSE ALL WE HAVE IS… IS… STINKIN’ TUNAAAHHH!!! Hula Teacher: Lilo, Lilo, why is this so important to you? Lilo: [calm] Pudge controls the weather. Myrtle: You’re crazy… [Lilo jumps on Myrtle, hits her, anddd BITES her.]
i LUVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV lilo and stitch to the super duper max. aida and i watched last wknd and we were quoting it like mad crazy.
one of the best parts is when lilo meets stitch for the first time at the animal shelter and he raises his arm and says, “HAAAAAAAAAAIIIII” in that weird, creepy alien voice he has. it is awesome and aida and i do it allllll the time now.
the hula dancing scene about pudge, the fish is fking awesome. she is SO serious about what she is talking about and i really admire her for always being herself despite people thinking she’s a basketcase, which she kinda is. be you, be beautiful, lilo; i love you!
i love you, tiffer. i love you, aida. i am happy we can share such lovely things together.
*ps. jc calls my baby sister, tiffer as her middle name, michelle; just a little random fyi.
people NEED to understand something about pets, about cats and dogs: these animals live a LONG time. they are not frivolous investments bc you think it is cute or you think it will make you happy or whatever you think. when you buy an animal, you have a responsibility to it. you need to take care of it and love it for as long as it lives bc it will LOVE you and TAKE CARE of you for as long as it lives. you cannot just go drop it off at a fking shelter and leave it to die all alone in a fking cage. wtf is wrong with people??!?!??! i want to make a psa or a campaign for cats and dogs; one that will resonate and EDUCATE people about what is expected of them when they have a pet.
i love sculpture gardens. a rooftop sculpture garden sounds like a perfect place for some much needed lina-alone-time—which if you know me, is once every few years. i never need alone time and more than never ever crave it. i just want to be somewhere i’ve never been and just be myself. somewhere beautiful, new, and in the sun or rain or whatever so happens to be the weather that day on this rooftop. i’ll pack an umbrella in case i have to sit on this very bench in the rain looking as melancholy as can be, wallowing in my moment of self-pity and time of reflection and muse for a while about who i am, what i want, where i’m going, what i need, who i love, what really matters in my life, and the like.
i look forward to seeing you next wk, san francisco and i look forward to exploring you by myself, on occasion; but remember, darlinaida are becoming quite inseparable and you might have to just deal.