xlovebecomesher: (Fry and Leela)
I came across this on a blog I follow and I thought it was cute. Gives me a reason to be cute and sappy about my doofus :D

Relationship Meme

Who eats more?

Hmm. I tend to be hungrier more. I wake up and I will automatically think I'm hungry! It feels like forever and a day before he's like I'm hungry too. However, when it gets down to actually eating...it would have to be him.

Who said “I love you” first?

Jon did. I was out in San Diego and a lot drama had occurred the night before and I had woken him up at 4AM EST crying my eyes out. Mind you he had to be at work at 7 AM EST! He stayed up from 4 AM on being with me on the phone as I was crying. I finally crashed around 4 AM PST and woke up around 9 AM PST. Around 12 PST [3 EST] Jon called me to check how I was doing as he was on his way to his second job [at the time he was working two jobs/12 hours a day give or take]. We talked for a bit and then as we were hanging up, he says I love you. I was stunned. I didn't say anything for about a minute or so then mumbled love you too and hung up fast in shock lol.

Who is the morning person?

Neither one of us but he's much better about getting up than I am. It takes awhile to drag my ass out of bed!

Who sings better?

Him by far. I love listening to him sing <3

Who is older?

Jon is 1 year and 4 months older than me.

Who is smarter?

It’s a draw. Jon and I are both highly intelligent, just in different ways. He's much better than I am mathematically and technology wise but I'm much better at writing, history, and geography.

Who has the worst temper?

It's a draw there too. If we get pissy with each other, it's on.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?

In my room he does...in his room, I do.

Who has larger feet?

Jon = size 13 or 14

Hillary = size 6.5

Who has longer hair?

Me by far.

Who is better with the computer?

He is by far. I know basic stuff but beyond that he is pretty awesome.

Who cooks dinner?

He does. He won't let me cook! I don't think he believes I can cook lol.

Who drives when you are together?

He does! He won't let me drive either lmao.

Who pays when you go out to dinner?

Jon, for the most part, although I pay once in a while.

Who is the most stubborn?

It's a draw there because if we think we're right, we stick to it.

Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?

I think more him but I think he does it more to shut me up or to end a fight...I do it more because I'll be like ok, I'm actually wrong.

Who kissed whom first?

Jon kissed me first. We were sitting on my bed talking and he started tickling me and then kissed me.

I find that most of my first kisses with a guy tend to happen after they have tickled me lol.

Who asked whom out?

I'm not too sure to tell you the truth. I guess him? When we first met, he made some kind of reference to wanting to take me on a date...and he was the one who had the away message "so what are we?" However, by the time I actually wanted to go on a date with him and for us to be in a relationship, he didn't want to date me which led to the whole friends with benefits thing and we didn't have a real date until 2 years later lmao.

Who is more sensitive?

Me. I can get teary very easily.

Who is taller?

Jon = 5'9

Hillary = 5′2

Who has more friends?

I do. He had a small number of close friends but he doesn't see them often. I have a bigger group of friends and tend to be out a bit more.

Who has more siblings?

He does. He has a brother and a sister + a brother and sister in law. I have one half sister.

Who has had more sexual partners?

He by far ;)

Where was your first date?

I think it was for dinner and to see Happy Feet lol.

Who is more jealous?

Hmm. Not that I get that jealous but it would be me more than him I would think.

How long did it take to get serious?

LMAO. 2 years or so?

Who is the neat-freak?

Hmm. We're both not neat freaks but I think he's much neater than I am.

Who hogs the bed?

I say he does. He will tell you I do lmao.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?

IHOP!!!!!!!! We do love our IHOP especially if we can get people to go with us. Besides that? Wherever that strikes our fancy.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?

Allentown PA to Niagara Falls, ON, Canada/Toronto, ON, Canada.

Who has the craziest exes?

Hmm. I think he has more exes than I do. And some of them have sounded crazy so I'll go with him lol.

Did you go to the same school?

For college, yes. That's where we met.

Are you from the same home town?

Nope. I'm from Silver Spring, MD right outside of D.C. in lovely suburbia. He grew up in rural Coopersburg, PA right outside of Allentown, PA.

How long have you been together?

Officially? 2.5 years!

What are your middle names?

His is Evan. He hates it. Mine is Dina which I like :)

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?

The distance. We've been in a LDR the whole time we've dated. It's not easy but at the end of the day, there's no one I'd rather be with than him :)
xlovebecomesher: (Dirty Little Secret)
One of my goal's for 2009 that's on my list was to find a new hairstyle. I think I did. Well relatively new at least for me. I think I'm going to try at least for the rest of the year is to keep my hair straight. Why is that relatively new, you ask?

My hair and I have battled each other for years. As a child, my hair and I got along. We were cool with each other and I was very cute. I'm not sure what I did to piss my hair off or if my hair decided to take my last name literally (because enough people have made fun of my last name and deem it very appropriate for me lol) or my hair got involved in the wrong crowd...but my hair was very, very frizzy and being a kid, I had no idea what the hell to do with nor did I really care enough. Well, until the cute black girls with the perfect hair alternated making fun of me and pondering how they could make me over. I have heard every single suggestion in the book and then some. Nonetheless, I wore my hair straight and then it would be frizzy and thick. If I wore it curly then someone always had a comment how it should be straight. I couldn't win. I mostly wore my hair straight though in high school. Then I got to college and there was no one there to straighten my hair for me! I was spoiled for years having Mommy do my hair that I was so lazy to do my own...so all throughout college and even after until like 3 weeks ago, I only wore my hair curly. It's so easy to do ... I'd wash my hair, brush it out, scrunch some gel through it, and then let it air dry! To make my hair straight however takes about an hour sitting with a straightening iron [it straightens my hair much better than the days of a blow dryer - I wish I had known about straightening irons in middle school, it would have made my life easier!]. The only time my hair would be straight was when I'd get a hair cut and get a wash and blow dry or when there was a special event.

When I was up in PA last, Jon asked me to straighten my hair because he hadn't seen my hair straight in awhile and I did. I found that I've forgotten how much I enjoy my hair straight! I love the feeling of my hair and running my fingers through it because it is so soft. I also forgot how long my hair is [it's half way down my back these days]. I feel more comfortable with myself, more sophisticated, more....me. For the past 3 weeks, I've only kept my hair straight and I love it. I get a lot of compliments too hahaha. So that's my new hair goal and style for now ... hopefully I can stick to this and not take the easy way out :D
xlovebecomesher: (Heart on)
Appearances can be deceiving.

I sat there tonight pondering that as I looked at my friend, Debbie.

Debbie is this adorable tiny Filipino girl. She has the looks, the clothes, that perfect body. She's absolutely gorgeous.

I remember she lived on my floor my freshman year of college. I didn't really know her. I actually only remember her living on my floor because I was hanging out with Rachi when I was first getting to know him as well and we stopped in her room for a few.

If you look at her without talking to her, you'd think well she's so gorgeous, she's probably really stuck up too. I know that's what I thought for a long time. I would see her when she'd come and hang out with everyone and I'm thinking, man this girl would never want to talk to me! This girl has to be a bitch!

However, she's probably one of the nicest people I've ever met. She's very relaxed, very chill, and an absolute sweetheart. She's one of the few people I can say that once I really started talking to and getting to know her past her looks, I felt really comfortable with her. As if I've known her forever. I still do feel that way. I don't feel that way often about people. It typically takes me awhile to really warm up to people and not feel awkward. She actually reminded me tonight much of Lina which made me grin inside :) It's funny as I sat there tonight at Brian's house talking to her and Mariel that I'd have never imagined this person talking to me a couple of years ago and thinking what a bitch she probably was. Looks are deciving indeed and for that I'm grateful that I do have a chance to actually get to know her and hopefully even more now that she's living down in D.C. :)
xlovebecomesher: (Kinda Sorta)
Full Metal Jacket is a pretty decent movie. I liked the first half better than the second but all in all a good movie and cuddle worthy if only for the fact that I hate looking at blood and gore lol. It made me realize how much my knowledge of the Vietnam War is lacking though. I need to spend some time with Wiki!

It's been pretty nice to have Jon here even though he has to leave in the AM :(. Jake made a comment the other day that stuck me. I was sitting with him as he ate his dinner and he was asking me his million and one questions about Jon when Kali [his older sister] asked who's Jon? Jake answers for me and says he's her boyfriend...and then goes on to say that Jon is her best friend too! Pretty observant for an 11 year old :D

But he is my best friend. Not that I've not known this but it really hit home for me. Tuesday night my monitor died [though I did not know what exactly it was at the time] and of course the first person I called was Jon to freak out to. I did get annoyed as hell at him for constantly telling me I'll be fine and it's not a big deal because computers die every day. Even hung up on him and called Angel pissed off. However, when I called him back still freaking out, he offered if I really wanted for him to come down and look at it. After contemplating all of my options, I figured okay come down, I want to see you. As Alison put it to me yesterday, I have an amazing boyfriend that's willing to drive down so I won't be left without a computer :) He is amazing despite Jake's sadness that he won't do my laundry for me [he's very fixated on the fact I haven't done laundry in 2 weeks so he figures Jon should do it for me lol]. I got lucky with him :D
xlovebecomesher: (Default)
Sigh I missed a day in the blog-a-thon. Not my fault though! My monitor gave out on me :( I started typing my entry last night and my email to the 6th grade parents about first day of class when my screen blinked and died. After much freaking out calling Jon, Jason, Brian, and Angel, and trying to figure if it was my video card or monitor wondering how to pay for this, Jon offered to come down and figure it out for me (he was going to come down Friday anyways so he came two days early and will stay til Friday lol).

Turns out my monitor was shot so off we went to Best Buy. I now have a 20 inch flat screen. It's really purty except my computer is 6 years old and thus my resolution only goes up to 1024x768. My screen is meant to be 1600x900. It's a bit pixelated. I'm seriously contemplating now buying a new computer when I get my UoP refund check. I also fell in love with a laptop at Best Buy which wasn't too pricy so I will probably buy a laptop too with the money.

1st day of 6th grade went pretty well. I really like my kids - very fun and active :D I did two icebreakers and then Lisa came in to observe so I figured I'd start teaching some Hebrew which wasn't in my plan lol. They're not bad readers at all - plus apparently having a token economy set up in the class is a big motivator LMAO.

I'm going to go cuddle with my doofus and watch Full Metal Jacket :)
xlovebecomesher: (Hope)
I'm so tired. I had a eye doctor appointment at 8:15 this morning so I had to be up by 7:20 but I went to bed at almost 3 AM. It's getting to me now the lack of sleep. That and I'm not used to wearing contacts after not wearing them for 4 months - I have a prescription now though and I still see 20/20 with my contacts and glasses :D

Also went to the gyno today as I mentioned I thought I had a UTI. They're not sure but they think it is - I got antibiotics! I also made an appointment for a pap smear as it's been more than a year. I contemplated going to a clinic for awhile because it would be free or very cheap rather than paying a discounted price at my doctor's. However I love where I go - they are amazing and so friendly that I'm willing to pay the discounted price (I got 50% off today since I do not have health insurance) to have the doctors that I trust. Ooh so I was wearing my Caps jersey today because it was cold out - and I'm anxiously awaiting hockey season to start and talking to the nurse at the office when she tells me she's also a huge Caps fan and her friend sells his season tickets from time to time so she gets them cheap. She gave me her email addy and said she'd hook me up with tickets which would be awesome!

Been thinking about 9/11 all day. It hasn't really sank in that it's been 8 years already. How life flies by...

I remember walking to 4th period psychology with Lina after the Junior class meeting when David Perez approached us freaking out about the news. I didn't believe him because well...he was a pathological liar...and why would anyone attack the WTC? For once in his life when I was wish he was lying, he was actually telling the truth.

Where were you on 9/11 when you found out the news?
xlovebecomesher: (Lost my heart)
The lovely Angel gave me 5 words for me to define what they mean to me.


RELATIONSHIP


Anyone who knows me knows I will fight to keep the people I love in my life. My ex called me a puppy dog once with the way I chase and it's probably true. A good friend of mine once called me her personal bulldog because I will fight for my friends and the ones I love. I don't give up on people unless I'm presented with no other option and if you need me, I will be there in a heartbeat.

My boyfriend is a good example of someone I never gave up on despite everyone and their mother telling me to. For those who don't know, Jon and I did not start out dating. We didn't even get into a relationship until 2 years after we met. He wanted to date me right off the bat meeting me but I had no interest as I had enough guy drama in my life and didn't need more. He didn't take that so well. Actually he blocked me after a week of knowing each other because I didn't want to date him and told me to have a nice life! The blocking through lasted a day LMAO. After sleeping together for a month or so, I wanted more...except this time HE didn't want to date me! Sigh payback is a bitch, eh? We ended up falling into a friends with benefits relationship which would last for more than a year. We went through A LOT of drama while being fuck buddies (the Sara boobies episode which both of us wanted to strangle the other, him fucking Brenna and not telling me, me inviting Jared down to MD and him being pissed at me because I spent his birthday weekend with Jared hehe, working at the library with his other fuck buddy, Heather, and other huge fights).

By all means, we've probably blocked each other G-d knows how many times, fought countless times, I've threatened to bash his head in with volleyballs in our gym class several times...we should not have been talking now let alone dating but we've not gone more than 2 or 3 days in the past 4.5 years without talking! Everyone told me I should give up on him, that he's no good, he's fucking around (which he was back in the day), he doesn't deserve me, etc. But I couldn't. Not because of the sex. But because he made me smile every time I talked to him. He made me happy. He accepted me for me and never ONCE made me feel stupid or like crap if I didn't know something or if I expressed something that I wanted to try in bed. He was (and still is) amazing and I couldn't give up on him even if nothing more were to happen. Apparently it paid off because well we've been dating for almost 2.5 years now and going strong :D


CHANGE

I'm not always the best person to deal with change. I like status quo. Change you can say freaks me out a bit. I don't sweat the small stuff but man does the big stuff get to me at times. I ponder a lot why people change, why people are not in my life anymore when they used to mean the world to me, why my life keeps changing when I least expect it. I feel like just yesterday I was 18. It sometimes stuns me that I'm 24 and pretty much an adult in her mid twenties.

My mom tells me that I cannot worry the way I do about change because you never know when it will happen. It's true. Life can change in a blink of an eye. As they say, and I have to remind myself of the above the quote, and the fact that the only constant in life is change. I am learning slowly but surely how to sit back and embrace change rather than constantly worrying about it because worrying is getting me nowhere.


FUTURE

Fuck if I know what my future is going to be. I used to think it was going to be set. I was going to grow up, go to college, go to grad school, be a psychologist, get married and live happily ever after. What no one tells you as a child is that life is not a set thing. You don't have to decide your life when you choose your major. No one tells you that adults change their minds too and that nothing is set for them either just because they have a career and family. I'm working toward my future right now with grad school and needing to get on my ass to apply for grad schools to further myself. I don't know what's going to happen as much as that drives me insane sometimes not knowing. I don't know if Jon and I are meant to be (although I hope to G-d we are) or what my future career will turn out to be, or where I'll live, etc. What I do know for my future if nothing else is that I want to be happy and fulfilled with my life and the decisions I've made to get to that point. I know that I want to be married, have a career, have child and travel but when that will be I don't know. I know that I'm waiting for my future with open arms and open eyes and I can't wait to see what the future will bring.



DESTINY


The image cracked me up to no end :D

I believe in destiny. How can I not when I look around me. I'll take Jon and I for example and our choices. Let's start with our most basic choice: had he not followed Ann to UMBC or had I chosen Towson or Salisbury over UMBC (and I contemplated Towson a lot), we would have not met. But he did. Still doesn't guarantee a meet. Had I not chosen to live in Susquehanna my sophomore year, I would have not met Ashley which means I would not have met Jon. I did though. Had I not gone to dinner that night with Ashley when she stopped to talk to Jon at the desk, he wouldn't have had the courage to talk to me 2 months later on that fateful night. Had I picked up that package on any other day of the week (which I still find strange that I waited a week to pick up a package from the desk and only noticed it on a Saturday night), I would have had no reason to go downstairs that faithful night...and that night would have never happened thus we might not be who we are today.

Lina and I like to think we were destined to be best friends which we have been since 7th grade. I had met this girl Olesya in gym class halfway through 7th grade (It was the beginning of February). She lived in the building behind mine. We started talking and we both figure well, her best friend just moved to Florida, and I never had anyone really to walk home with (unless you count Erin when she felt like walking with me) ... well why don't we walk together? We walked home that day together and she came over because she was locked out and had to wait for her mom to get home. We hit it off. The next day I met Olesya outside after school and she says, hey you know what...do you mind if we wait for my friend Lina? She lives in then neighborhood and wants to walk home with us. I figure sure, why not, I have no idea who this Lina is (I will find out later that Lina just transferred to Lee halfway through the school year) but I would to meet someone new and make a new friend. The three of us from that day on were inseparable ... well until middle of 8th grade when Olesya and I stopped talking but that didn't stop Lina and I from having a friendship. Had I not met Olesya, had I not walked home with her, had I not agreed to wait for her friend...I would have never met the best friend and one of the best people I know in this world.

Or group of friends from UMBC...good example as well. Had the ex and I not dated... Rachi and I would have never been friends (thus would have never met Debbie either). If I had not been friends with Andrew or the ex, neither Andrew or ex would have followed me to Susquehanna thus Rachi would have had no reason to come visit Sus as much (or at all?). If Rachi and I had not hung out, we would have never met Pham. If Andrew never followed me to Susquehanna, he would have never been Austin's roommate and I never would have met him either.

Basically my thought is maybe it was destiny for the ex and I to meet and date and go through the drama we did because it set me up for something greater: my friendships with everyone else in the group :)

There is a reason for every choice we make even if it's not apparent at that moment.


FORUMS


I started posting on message boards back in 2001 thanks to my discovery of Ezboards. The first board I posted on was a Days of Our Lives fan fiction forum that eventually I became an admin on. I loved that board - spent hours posting my own fics and reading others. The best part of it was the people I met: Robyn, Ali, Megan, Ash, Kristen, Foxy, Fidomom (I can't think of her real name), Stacey, Andrea. I loved not just the feedback I was getting on my fics but meeting people that I would have never met otherwise (Robyn and Stacey lived in Texas, Megan lived in Washington State, Ali in Cali, Kristen in Michigan, Foxy was in Vegas, Andrea in NJ, and Fidomom was a Canadian) (the only ones now I have any idea of where they are now are Robyn, Andrea, and Kristen). I loved especially Robyn who her and I hit it off right off the bat! I loved our IM conversations and getting to know her and everyone. Eventually I branched out of the Days message board scene and into other stuff that Ezboard had to offer and eventually stumbled across Angel and one of her many, many boards she would have over the years! I don't even remember who IMed who first but we struck up a friendship that has lasted to this day. Who says online friendships can't work?! If it weren't for Angel though I wouldn't have my LJ today - go figure.

I love message boards. I love meeting people. I don't post anymore on many forums. I mainly post wherever Angel creates a new board (which if you can't tell is Ecstasy lol). I used to post at Bijoux. Tried TB a long time ago but wasn't crazy about it. I recently started posting at Shan's board Wonderland which I enjoy a lot. It's nice having a place a way from home that I can talk to other people, share my thoughts and read other ideas and opinions. I love forums and simply meeting people that I would never ever have a chance to meet otherwise. it's a great way to make connections and friendships.

If you want 5 words for yourself, let me know and I will give you them:)

"Strange how a single conversation can change you. Or maybe it only seems that way in retrospect. A year passes and you know you feel differently, but you’re not sure what or why or how, so your mind casts back for something that might give that difference shape: a word, a glance, a touch." -Barack Obama
xlovebecomesher: (Joey)
Top Chef has been my newest addiction. It reminds me of a classier version of Hell's Kitchen. I love the fact that there's a couple of locals on the show especially Mike Isabella who is the chef at Zaytinyas in DC ... where Lelia has been wanting to take me now for dinner for the past year or so! I'm really determined now to go there even more. One of the chefs also has a restaurant in Frederick which I want to go to as well :)

Not much happening today. Worked. Acquired some hours for Saturday (working 3-9 chilling with the twins) so I'm working basically since this past Tuesday until next Thursday every day. I need the money though. Besides I have a 3 day weekend next weekend for Rosh Hashanah which makes up for it!

I've been tempted the past few days to message my ex and be like take a hint and leave my friend the fuck alone. He basically has been IMing my friend every day since they ran into each other wanting to talk to him and be friends. I love the fact that karma is biting him in the ass. He told me once that I'd have no friends or no one to love me while he'd have everyone. Karma is a bitch, ain't it? However now it's just getting pathetic since it's been almost a month of him leaving daily IMs for my friend to no response and even I'm starting to feel a bit sorry for him. I've been debating leaving a scathing message for him through my Ahayot account on Facebook (since he blocked me) or leaving a message for his fiancee (who oddly has not blocked me) to tell him to back off. Actually I think it would be more fun to email her and piss her off *snickers*. Maybe I am a horrible person? *shrugs* However, part of me also feels that my friend should handle this however he wants so I'm holding off for now because as much as it's tempting, I don't need to be involved in this. Who knows, now that this entry is open until the end of the month, I would not be surprised if one or both read this LMAO.

Hit up the gym with Romeo for a half hour tonight. I love having a gym buddy. I've been a member of this gym for more than a year now. I've gone more in the past two months than I have the whole time I've been a member now that I have Romeo to go with. He's a fun guy to hang out with - glad we reconnected!
xlovebecomesher: (Break it)
What a day...and not a good day either :/

The nice part was waking up this morning with my doofus and cuddling with him. Neither one of us are morning people (though I'm the harder one to wake up in the morning) and this morning, he struggled to get out of bed so we just laid there and curled up with each other dozing on and off.

That was the big highlight...that and sitting at Tae Kwon Do with Jake just reading a book, hearing Kyle say Mama very clearly (that was exciting for me because I haven't heard him talk clearly in a long time!) - oh and being home on time to watch Hell's Kitchen (though I'm annoyed as hell that Suzanne has still not been kicked off!). And I did have an awesome phone conference with my team for class - I got lucky this class with the people on my team :D

Beyond that, it sucked.

A little TMI maybe but I woke up and realized I had a UTI or the beginnings of it. As I was not going to drive 3 hours home thinking I need to pee every 5 seconds and being in pain, I had to stop and buy meds.

I had to leave my doofus in PA and head back - hate doing that :/

Oh so then I'm driving on 222 [a PA state highway] in Berks/Lancaster Counties and I notice this old couple going 35-40 miles an hour on a highway weaving in and out of the lane [speed limit is 65]!!! I tried signaling to them but they ignored me. I called the cops because well I was worried about this couple and who the fuck drives 35 miles an hour on a highway? I called somewhere out of Knauers/Adamstown ... which I think is still Berks. They said they'll check that out and I hung up. As I hang up, I thought it wouldn't it be my luck to get pulled over for something.

Yeah, crossed into Lancaster....and sure enough, guess who got pulled over?!? Here's the thing: it's 65 and I'm going 78 which I think is reasonable on a state highway as I'm keeping up with traffic. I notice a Cop chilling and I figure well, just in case let me slow my ass down and switch back into the right lane. I see him pull out behind me and he's driving following me for about a mile or two not doing anything and I'm maintaining now about 70 when he pulls me over!!!! He fucking waited for I don't know what to pull me over rather than pulling me over when I was doing 78 so by the time he does actually pull me over, I'm actually really confused now and thinking well maybe he's pulling me over regarding my earlier phone call. Nope. He tells me he clocked me at 78 thus giving me a ticket PLUS he will be nice to me and not give me a ticket for my Hawaiian Lei that I have on my rearview mirror because it is illegal in PA to have anything hanging there [which as far as I know is not illegal in MD]. He then gives me the third degree for being in PA when I clearly do not live there. Am I not allowed to visit?? Sheesh.

So I have $143 ticket for speeding! $143!!! What the hell? For going 13 miles over?? Hell, I went 25 over speed limit in a residential (in MD) once and only got $90! I'm debating fighting it ... it's not a far drive to Lancaster for me (1.5 hours or so) and I think this is utterly ridiculous for pulling me over when people were going faster than me...but because I have a MD license plate, you're going to target me. He even said, I know you're probably going to pay because you're not really going to want to drive to Lancaster, right!? I didn't say anything to him. UGH! Before I fight though, I want to see if the points will transfer into MD or not. Because I may just pay it if I can not get points on my license - I can't afford to have points with the job I have [a lot of my job involves driving my kids around]. I have 10 days to decide and mail it out. What would you do?

Then I got off work and Aba asked me to stop at Glenmont because he wanted to give me a number to this psychologist he met at Starbucks who maybe wants to hire me or something [I'm not entirely clear on this but I'll call this lady tomorrow]. And then he goes...you have any money? WTF? You work, damnit. You make much more than I do because you tell me constantly about the jobs you have ... don't ask me! I gave him $2 because well that's all I had on me nor would I stop at the ATM. Then he asked me to take him to the hospital this week for his eyes...and I'm sorry, I love my dad but I can't do this when I know he doesn't take care of himself anyways. I take the time off work to do things for him and then he doesn't bother anyways with what the doctor tells him because he knows better! And then he gets mad at me if I interfere. Tells me I have a big mouth and he can talk for himself...so fine do it yourself!

I'll probably eventually do it anyways and take him or otherwise the guilt will eat at me. Sigh.

Is it slightly sad that my excitement this week so far exists only of going to my eye doctor on Friday [I love going to eye doctors lol]. Otherwise I'm working late tomorrow and Thursday doing respite. I may do respite work Saturday. I could use the hours now that I'm not working with Morgan. I'm going to miss that girl lol.

I need to start lesson planning for Sunday and Tuesday - another school year has started! :D

*crosses fingers that tomorrow and the rest of the week will be better than today*
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I've never bought anyone a drink but I've had drinks bought for me. Last time that happened, I was out with Rachi and Sarah in Baltimore and this cute British guy bought Sarah and I a beer lol. I was out once though with Lina and Brian in Georgetown at some bar and this creepy fat guy bought me a drink as a way of approaching me. He figured if he bought me a drink secretly then I would be like OMG why thank you and then approach him. Nope. I said thanks and then tried avoiding him all night. Hey, I didn't ask you to buy me the drink!

It's been a really chill day today. Jon's at work for another hour so I've basically spent the day with his dad talking. Pretty nice though he can talk your ear off! He did however unexpectedly clean all the sap off my car! I had told him about my car how disgusting it looks and he said well, lemme fix the toilet and we'll take a look. I went upstairs, lost track of time and next thing I know I hear his dad outside coughing and I go outside and my car is clean! He said he wanted to test it out and see if what they had worked and then got involved cleaning. My car feels brand new - I can't wait to drive it again :) Once I got my new stereo in place I think I shall love my car again!

Back to MD tomorrow...

I notice with the blog-a-thon my entries are shorter...I wonder if that's because I have less to say now that I'm updating every day or do I feel I'm limiting myself in what I can say? Hmm something to ponder o.0
xlovebecomesher: (Hermione)
*Skit from the Jeff Dunham show live.

I've seen all of Jeff Dunham's work and laughed my ass off with tears in my eyes. However, nothing compares to seeing him live!

Our seats were crappy - we sat 35 rows back in the bleachers and there was this stupid beam blocking our view so we had to watch most of the show on the big screen TVs or crane our necks in some uncomfortable positions. It was worth it nonetheless!

He is hysterical! I thought I was laughing yesterday watching Avenue Q but today I laughed even harder! I was never crazy about his puppet Walter but I loved him tonight - I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the next remark. And of course Achmed the Dead Terrorist was there who I adore. I'm still not crazy about Peanut but him and Jose the Jalapeno were awesome - I wish Jose was out a bit more. He also brought out Bubba J and then the whole crowd was screaming Bubba's responses hahaha.

I'm going to be in Allentown for another night. Jon's only working until 8 tomorrow and I don't work nor do I want to be driving back in Labor Day traffic so I figure I'll spend another night and drive back Tuesday to be in time for Kyle's team meeting. No complaints :D

Oooh so I got my last week's paper that I was bitching about to Jon cussing at him because it was a horrible paper back. I got 100%! I then freaked out because I figured well maybe the prof is giving everyone a 100% because she is being monitored. Nope. I got a phone call from Karyn today telling me while she got an A-, Tonya got a C, and Patsy an F! Felt a little better about A after hearing that lmao. I wonder what the rest of the class got. Hopefully our team paper due on Monday will do well. I'll be glad when this class is done however I think I shall miss my team since they are all now officially graduated while I have 3 more classes to go. Soon enough that will be me though :)
xlovebecomesher: (Commas)
Back from NYC and chilling in Allentown ... all in one day :)

Got to Jon's last night around 11:45 PM - lot of delays. I had to stop for a bit at a Rutter's to buy caffine because if I had not, I probably would have fallen asleep at the wheel. Would not want that! Then as I got on 222, there was construction and it was down to one lane. I'm not much of a night driver and this guy behind me was tailgating my ass which made me nervous as fuck so I got off 222 and had my GPS reroute me backroads. Thus I drove through Amish country for about 20 miles to avoid the construction.

And for those who say NJ has a state smell haven't driven through PA at night! Most of my drive all I smelled was horse manure! Gross. At least I made it in one piece :)

So today Jon dragged me out of bed at 7 AM, we got dressed and made our way to Hellertown to catch the bus to NYC. Bus ride wasn't too bad - Lina got me Cooking Mama for the DS so I tried that out while Jon played Sims 2 on his. We got to Port Authority and off we went to catch the subway to Ground Zero.

I've never ridden the NYC Subway before. My experience is only with Metro (DC's form of subway). Jon was telling me how wonderful subway is because you pay one flat rate as opposed to DC in which you pay a different amount based on the distance you went from the original stop and if it's rush hour compared to other hours. Granted it's nice to pay one flat rate and there are so many lines and stops on the subway that astounded me. I wish I could have sat with a map and just studied all the lines. However give me Metro any day - it is a much cleaner and smoother ride!

And no offense to NYC but I don't know how people live there - after being one day there, I felt like I was closed in and going insane! So many people so much traffic! I like the city much better than I did at 14 but I could never live in NYC. Anywho.

We got to Ground Zero (which last time I was in NYC the buildings were still standing) and it was very sobering for me just to look around and think back to 8 years ago and think about what it would have been like had I been in NYC that day. I'm lucky that I didn't know anyone in NYC let alone in the twin towers that day (the only person I know who died was this girl's sister that used to write and post Days fan fics where I posted but I never talked to Alisandra may she RIP only read her fan fics). I might of been lucky - 1000's of others were not.

We sat outside at this church (can't think of the name but Jon mentioned that somehow this church was still standing when everything else fell apart around it). Thought about the day and thought about the time in between then and now. How the world has changed.

We stayed there for about 30 minutes talking, thinking, wandering around, and reflecting and then we made our way back to Port Authority to meet Joanie and Bill. I finally got to meet Joanie (Jon's really good friend) whom I've heard about for years. I liked her a lot - very chill. Her husband was very standoffish but by the end of the day he warmed up a bit. We went for lunch in Bryant Park and then off we went to find the theater in which Avenue Q was playing in!

It was my first time seeing a Broadway show and I was excited as hell especially since this is a show I had heard about for years. In HS, my boyfriend at the time was so excited about this show that he had sent me parts of the soundtrack which I still have and love. I finally got to connect the songs in relation to the actual storyline! The show was utterly amazing - I laughed so hard! In the beginning I was surprised to see that the people doing the puppets were not ventriloquists - lips were moving so I was a bit disappointed but after 15 minutes I stopped caring and enjoyed the show! Love Kate Monster and Princeton and Trekkie Monster and Lucy the Slut and Christmas Eve are amusing as hell <3

After the show we walked to Central Park as I had never been before and wanted to go. I naively imagined Central Park to be well...a park. I'd have guessed big but not huge. And it is a park .... that covers 30 or so blocks! F'in huge! Naive of me I know not to realize how big the park is but don't make fun of me - last time I'd been to NYC, I was 14 and I was in the city for 2 hours and before that I was on an 8th grade class trip and we went to Ellis Island and Battery Park :D What I know about NYC could fit on a fingernail or two lol. We walked around for a bit then sat down and watched people and talked. Then from Central Park we made the really long ass walk back to Port Authority where we caught our bus back to Hellertown. A realllllly long day but what a great experience!

Tomorrow: Jeff Dunham live with Geetar Guy :)

As for comments for both the blog a thon and my LJ friends, I will comment back to entries when I get back from PA :)

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Sep. 4th, 2009 03:07 am
xlovebecomesher: (Insomnia)
BLARGH.

So far behind in Physiological Psychology it isn't even funny. I hate the material - bores me to tears and thus I struggle in this class. I keep slacking off which is horrible and is not like me at all. Well not the new me who has been an awesome student. I skipped answering a DQ last week and lost some points. I'm debating doing that this week because it would take me forever and a day to answer it and to lose .5 points won't kill me. But then I think WTF...I came this far and was an amazing student in my journey with UOP, why the hell am I slacking? This is the old me thinking and not the current me. BLARGH indeed. I'm going to aim to answer that DQ if it kills me but I don't know when I have the time. I have to write my part of the group paper (only 350 words or so but I don't have time!) and my team wants it by tomorrow night! AHHH.

Sigh it's 3 AM. I feel like I'm going insane. Sleep is beckoning to me. I'm contemplating sitting at work tomorrow doing my homework since it's my last day with Morgan anyways. Whats the point of really running therapy since it's not as if I'm going to be able to follow up and take data next week or the week after? My job is done with her as of noon tomorrow. I'm going to miss her a great deal but there's a part of me that is relieved because I can truly focus on finding a full time job. Tomorrow maybe I'll just babysit and take data simply on her manding to see if she can master asking "Can I have____?" I love her asking "Can I have___" because if you didn't realize what she's referring to, it sounds silly. Like "Can I have teeth please?" referring to the puzzle piece of shark's teeth that I hid from her. Her and I will chill tomorrow I think.

I will be exhausted anyways since it's 3:15 and I have to be there at 9. Then I got me my mani and pedi appointment...then off to work to wish Jake and Ky happy birthday and take Ky to horse back riding...and then driving to PA! And my doofus wants me to straighten my hair at his place...which I'm confused how the hell am I going to have time since I won't get there til about 10:30 PM and then need to shower, blow dry, and straighten (and I have a lot of hair!)...and we need to catch the 8:15 bus out of Hellertown on Saturday to Port Authority so we need to get up ass early too...yay.

Not going to be easy to wake up tomorrow that's for sure :(

Does this entry feel as jumbled to you as it does to me? I don't even feel like I can keep a thought in my head at the moment....which means I think I need to make one more class post and then crash! G'night :)
xlovebecomesher: (Dirty Little Secret)
Fall is starting early it seems here in Maryland. I find that I have to take a jacket with me to have in the car just in case I need it [and I've needed it]. I actually like it though - beats the humidity that we had the previous week!

I think the biggest challenge for me this blog-a-thon is not writing an entry every day but rather leaving this journal open for a month and knowing that anyone can stumble across this and read. I've had my journal friend's only since I started writing here 4 years ago so this is brand new to me being open like this. Maybe this will be good for me :)

I went to go visit my aunt in the hospital tonight - she had knee replacement surgery which went well but she's there for a few days before rehab. Her and I started watching the movie Blood Diamond which I've always wanted to see. I only saw about 15 minutes of this movie before she fell asleep and I got caught up in conversation with my cousin but I can't get it off my mind. The first 10 minutes you see the army invade and kill people and chop off limbs of people. I knew what a conflict diamond was theoretically and that De Beers diamonds are conflict free but to see it graphically and know that there are people who've gone through and/or still suffer today pains me. I was talking to Lina (who is from Sierra Leone) and she says it really hit home for her about her country when she was there and visited amputation camps and she saw little children missing limbs...and for what? It sickens me to think about it :/

Slightly less depressing, I got to see Lina tonight which always makes me happy. We hit up McDonalds which I haven't had in about a year as I hate fast food but she wanted to go so I was fine with it. This guy gave us coupons inside so we got a good deal (buy an angus burger and get fries and a drink for free - sweet) and we took our food and drove to Kennedy to sit on the bleachers and eat. I always look at that building and automatically so many memories assault me from sitting on the steps at lunch, to drama club, all the guys my friends and I have ever liked back in the day, classes, volleyball, friends, etc. Good times. We sat on the bleachers and just talked and laughed for about an hour (until we heard a voice over the loudspeaker going get out of the parking lot...go home...which was weird because no car was there and no one was there hmm). Such a nice night to sit outside with your best friend :)

Sigh why is my internet so loopy tonight - takes forever to load a page and AIM keeps kicking me off...maybe it's a sign I should go do some homework and shower to get ready for tomorrow!
xlovebecomesher: (Come With Me)
I would have updated on the 2nd for the sake of the Ecstasy blog-a-thon except that I've barely been home today! Thus I'm backdating slightly to have an entry on the 2nd since well...it's still the 2nd in other parts of the United States ;)

So my birthday despite my original misgivings ended up being fucking amazing :)

I slept in today since I didn't have to work with Morgan [despite Dave and Petra constantly texting me this morning going OMG can you work...fuck that, you told me I have a day off thus you cannot text me at 7 AM expecting me to come in]. I stumbled out of bed close to noon and very happy. I got spanked 25 times and then I had gifts waiting which I was excited about even knowing what most of them were (I picked them out lmao).

I got from Mommy:
-A purple shirt
-A purple wallet <3
-2 pairs of purple socks
-Black high heeled boots (so happy because I didn't have a pair last winter and I didn't feel like myself without them lol)
-Car stereo (came in the mail and I did not know about it and hopefully Pham will install it for me next weekend)
-100 rubber bands for my hair (which I had no idea but I was excited since I can always use them
-Leopard print sheets (found them at Sears and it was like $20 for full size so Mommy bought them and wrapped it)
-$50 to go for paying for my manicure/pedicure appointment with Timothy on Friday :)

I also got some really sweet cards from her that made me cry lol.

Afterward Mommy and I got dressed and we went to Max's (a Kosher restaurant) with Dalia and Michelle (who keeps strictly Kosher) for lunch. It was pretty decent (first time I've ever been there and not ordered falafal or schwarma but their other food is good too). Had some intriguing discussions about respect, relationship, and the future. It was interesting for me to watch the interactions now that Michelle and I are adults and yet out to lunch with our mothers and having these serious type of talks - like for the first time I was able to bring up to Dalia as an adult to adult that her husband does not respect her and she goes I know and the 4 of us were able to talk about the past and how that impacts us. Makes me wish that Michelle wasn't going to college in NY so I could hang out with her more.

I went to work for 1.5 hours. It should have been 2.5 but Jake wanted to go to his school's back to school night picnic. Alison's still willing to pay me for 2 hours so I'm cool with it especially the fact that I was happy to see Jake so excited about spending time with his friends. She got me a big chocolate chip cookie cake and everyone sang me happy birthday and we ate cookies - not bad for 1.5 hours ;)

Then came the fun part - my last minute dinner plans. As I mentioned, I invited people just yesterday morning to go out to dinner. I would have been happy if 2 or 3 friends came out since it was such short notice. Ended up that I spent my birthday with 14 friends at the Lebanese Taverna :) Good times! We also went out after to this Irish pub McGintys that's down the street and had drinks and dessert - I had Banana's Foster (yummy) which they put a candle on it and everyone sang happy birthday :) I was amazed. I really did not think people would have came out all this way for me (since it's a Wednesday night) and I was really pleasantly surprised :)

few pics of the night behind this cut )

What a nice way to start off being 24 :)
xlovebecomesher: (Bender)
60 Minutes to my birthday. Or if you count the official time I was born at (2:48 AM), I have 3.5 hours. I will be 24. Where the hell does time go? As Andrew pointed out to me tonight, it wasn't so long ago that I was looking forward to my 21st. 24 shall be an interesting year I think :)

I wasn't looking forward to my birthday this morning. I hadn't planned anything and I was a bit depressed because my birthday is on a Wednesday and I figured, well who would want to hang out with me anyways since everyone has to work the next day. And since I'll be in Allentown this weekend, I can't plan anything for the weekend. So I sat at working hanging with Morgan as I do, a bit sad, when Rachi texted me asking what are we doing tomorrow. That took me aback and I sent him this somewhat depressed text. As I sent it, it hit me...why wouldn't anyone want to hang out with me? If I keep thinking that way, no one is going to hang out with me. So I got on it and decided to plan something last minute and whoever could come out and hang out with me tomorrow night, awesome and who could not, then I'll see them another time! Off I went to plan something on Facebook. I came up with going to the Lebanese Taverna after I get off work in downtown Silver Spring and then maybe getting ice cream or going to a bar. I figured maybe at the most 5 or so people would RSVP. So far to my surprise 9 people are coming who have RSVPed on facebook plus a couple of friends who are bringing their SO's...so I think there's going to be like 13-15 people there if everyone shows up! Not what I expected! Bit more excited now :) Hopefully it turns out nice!

Found out today that my student loan disbursement check will be sent out 9/3. Originally I was going to use that money to double up on classes. But after talking to Angel, I'm highly contemplating buying a laptop as my computer is 6 years old tomorrow (it was a present for going to college/18th birthday) and is getting slower by the day. We shall see.

I will be as I said in Allentown for the long weekend with my doofus! I'm excited as Saturday, we're catching the bus from Hellertown to Port Authority and going to play tourist in NYC. We have tickets to see Avenue Q with his friend Joanie and her husband Bill and then we may go to Ground Zero. I also would like to go Central Park or maybe do some shopping. We'll get back Saturday night sometime. Then Sunday, him, his mom, and I are going to see Jeff Dunham live at the Allentown Fair! Silleeeence I keeeeel you!<3 Can't wait!

As you might notice, my entry is on public. All my entries for the month of September will be public as I am participating in Ecstasy's blog-a-thon! I'm excited as one of my goals for the year was to be able to write an entry every day for a month so this gives me a reason to do so. And if you ever want to join an great message board, I do recommend Ecstasy - good times, good posts, awesome people :).

30 minutes.

Let's see what being 24 shall bring :)

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