Thursday, December 31, 2009
It's New Year's Eve! I'm counting down the hours till 2009 is over - I can't wait.
I don't know why people make resolutions for the new year...people rarely keep them anyway. I've had the same resolution on my list for the past 5 years and I still haven't checked it off.
However, in the spirit of 2010 and simply because of habit, here's my list of resolutions that will most likely go ignored after January 8, 2010 (I give myself about a week to pretend I'll keep my word.) BTW, this is in no particular order of importance because everything listed is a bunch of bullcrap anyway. What better way than to start the new year with a hearty chuckle of nonsense?
Here's to a happier, healthier, and more productive 2010!
RESOLUTION 1) EXCERCISE
(This has been a battle for me and will continue to be for many more years to come. Jay Leno said, "Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year's resolution.")
RESOLUTION 2) KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE ONES I CARE ABOUT
(I'm learning to stop, in the midst of the chaos in my life, and let people know that I was thinking about them or wondered how they were doing. They may not care, but at least I let them know.)
RESOLUTION 3) BE NICE(R)
(Less sarcasm, more genuine sincerity. This will be a tough one.)
RESOLUTION 4) PATIENCE
(I often wonder why God forgot this particular characteristic for me. I will try to let others finish their idiotic questions before I blurt out the answer. I will try to not let long lines and slow people irritate the hell out of me.)
RESOLUTION 5) SWEAR LESS
(I'll try to insert euphemisms like "Holy Shiitake!" and "Holy Shiite!" when speaking and driving.)
RESOLUTION 6) LEARN TO COOK
(I have 6 recipes that I cook regularly. They are: chicken tofu, chicken long rice, chicken parmesan, shoyu chicken, potato crusted chicken, fried chicken...see the pattern?)
RESOLUTION 7) GET MY FRICKEN CAR FIXED
(So, I got rear ended last November. I already got the money to fix the car from the couple that hit me, but ended up buying a Louis Vuitton bag with the money instead. Priorities!)
RESOLUTION 8) FINISH SCHOOL
(I will never again laugh at anyone who tells me it took them 7 years to complete their MBA. The thought of Grad School just exhausts me.)
RESOLUTION 9) GET ONE STEP CLOSER TO STARTING MY OWN BUSINESS
(I finally declared to my partner, "I want to be a consultant!"
"Well, what will people be consulting you for?"
"Uh, I don't know."
"Figure out what people would pay you money for and then let me know you want to be a consultant.")
RESOLUTION 10) BLOG REGULARLY
(How will I ever get my book deal and be a best selling author if I'm not consistent with my ranting and raving?)
Cheers until next year!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
9) Got off of the elevator, walked to my apartment door, and wondered why my key wasn't working. (After a few expletives, I realized that I got off on the wrong floor and was trying to open someone else's door.)
10) Found the stove on when I woke up in the morning.
If my boobs weren't attached to my body, I probably would've forgotten to put them on this day, too. If anyone has a cure for the common brain fart, please contact me immediately.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I officially joined a new group this week...Work-a-holics Anonymous. The reason why I know this is because I had a dream last night that I came home, opened the front door ran into my boyfriend who was leaving the house to go out on a date. I said, "Where are you going, I just got home?" And he said, "I've been waiting for you. We were supposed to have dinner together. You told me you were coming home at 8 p.m. and it's now 9:30. So, I'm going out with her." And he walks out the door with this blonde, hot, female attorney, who I actually had a meeting with earlier in the week!
Of course, I woke up, sweating from the rage, then grabbed my cell phone to check if I had any new messages -- at 3 a.m. I hypocritically mock people and their crack-berry's, and laugh at them when they do their "BlackBerry Prayer." But, then, I realized, OMG, I'm just like them!
I thought of a few symptoms of how to know when you're a work-a-holic. Unfortunately, if I knew the remedies...well, I wouldn't be writing this, now would I?!
1) When you start to have dreams about your significant other cheating on you because you're working too late.
(I'm really sorry to anyone who has actually experienced this in real life. My heart does go out to you.)
2) When you check your Inbox on your BlackBerry/iPhone/Treo at the dinner table.
(New Rule: No phones allowed at the dinner table...starting tomorrow!)
3) You don't use up all of your vacation days at work.
(H-E-L-L-O-OOOO! I need to learn that it's OK to take vacation and have a little R&R.)
4) Your health starts going downhill because you neglect YOU!
(When you can no longer fit into your size 6 dress -- it's time to leave work at least by 6 p.m., and get that fat ass on that treadmill.)
5) When you keep a separate set of a) make-up b) toothbrush c) underwear d) clothes and e) a sleeping bag at work.
(What?! No! Don't be ridiculous! I don't have this at work...but I have thought about it.)
6) When you start to call your family members by your co-worker's names.
(This is sad...very sad.)
7) You go into work on the weekends thinking that you'll catch-up before Monday or think that you'll get ahead.
(I'm a sucker for this...there's no such thing as "catching up with your work." It NEVER happens!!!)
8) Your social life is your workplace.
(Oh, the horror! If my co-workers became my "hang-out" friends...I'd seriously shoot myself.)
9) When all you talk about at the dinner table is work or your co-workers.
(All I have to say is "Thank you Jesus for the patient people in my life who have to listen to me.")
10) You forget to pick up your child from school or your dog at doggy day-care. (I'm already super forgetful. Add on the stress from work, and I will seriously be arrested for neglect.)
Monday, August 31, 2009
I've been having a lot of "WTF" moments lately...mostly at work...and, I mean, A LOT! Here's what "WTF" does NOT stand for: World Taekwondo Federation, Wednesday Thursday Friday, Welcome To Finland, Wow That's Fun!, or Where's The Food.
Here's my list of "WTF" moments:
WTF #1) I'm doing one third of YOUR job responsibilities, someone else is doing a third, you're taking all the credit for it AND you're getting paid how much more money than us?!
WTF #2) Donald Trump allowed Heidi Montag Pratt to perform at the Miss Universe Pageant and I sat there and watched it?!
WTF #3) Oh no you didn't just go out to dinner with the four of us and put in just enough money to cover your meal and NOT leave enough money for tip!
WTF #4) Did you just come into my house and help yourself to a Coke in my refrigerator without asking?
WTF #5) I let you cut in front of me on the Freeway and now you're driving 20 miles BELOW the speed limit?!
WTF #6) You're calling me a bitch and I don't even know you?!
WTF #7) I wake up on the day of my BIG event and have a HUGE, white pimple on the tip of my nose.
WTF #8) I know you didn't just let your dog poop in front of my house and not pick it up.
WTF #9) Did you just use the last piece of toilet paper, leave the roll, and make me get off the freaking toilet to get a new one?
WTF #10) Why do you have such a bad attitude?!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here's the list:
1) Josh Groban - Need I say more???
2) Steve Byrne - Funny men turn me on.
3) Justin Long - He likes Mac's, I like Mac's. It's a match made in Heaven.
4) Luke Wilson - Yum-O!
5) Bradley Cooper - He may not be into me, but I'm into him.
6) Ryan Gosling - Damn you, Rachel McAdams!
7) Russell Wong - Asian Sensation
8) Michael Buble - Call him "Irresistible."
9) Anderson Cooper - He may not have taste in women, but the man knows how to dress.
10) SDO - The true love of my life.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sure...they can laugh about it at first. People laugh at me ALL THE TIME. But, don't let me go all freaking day with one of these malfunctions.
1) Tell me if I have food in my pearly whites! Spinach, oreos, pepper...whatever.
2) Toilet paper on my shoe
3) Skirt tucked in to the panty hose...I rarely wear panty hose, but this applies to my panties as well.
4) Makapiapia a.k.a. eye boogers. Yuck!
5) Sometimes I wonder, "Can't they feel that they have a booger hanging out of their nose?" Ummm...NO! You can't always feel the booger coming out of your nose, so please, people...TELL ME! It's not embarrassing for you, it's embarrassing for me!
6) I've been known to leave my fly down, so let me know if you can see my undies because my zipper is down.
7) Unbuttoned blouse. Contrary to popular belief, I really don't like my cleavage showing. Ok...so, maybe I don't have cleavage...but still, tell me if I left a button unbuttoned. I'm really super conservative and most likely, I didn't leave it unbuttoned for a reason.
8) I'm really self conscious...so if I smell like B.O...please tell me. Or garlic, too.
9) I once walked around the office and met with clients all day with my shirt inside out. Don't know how that happened, but it did. Someone finally had the balls to tell me at 5:00 p.m.
10) Wire looking hair growing in not normal places demands serious attention. Please advise if you see any whiskers growing on my face or in my ears.
Mahalo for your kokua!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I'm sure i've told this story to many people and, I'm gonna tell it again because I came upon a website that I think is hilarious.
I was making my way to Texas from California one year and I see this big 'ol, fat man with a cowboy hat and boots on coming down the aisle of the airplane. I thought, "Oh crap, I hope he doesn't sit next to me, cause if I have to pee, I'm screwed...I'm sitting near the window!)
Sure enough, the man plops his briefcase on the seat next to me, takes off his coat, puts his carry-on in the compartment above, gets settled and sits down. I try to make very little eye contact...I hate small talk...but I can tell he's looking me over and he says in a loud, booming SLOOOOWWW southern drawl, "Howdy little lady. Do-You-Speak-English?"
I thought of two things after this incident:
1) We Asians all look alike to Caucasians and
2) Isn't it funny that when FOB's say the word "English" they say, "Engrish"?
Check out www.engrish.com It's a super funny website dedicated to English mistakes on foreign advertising and product design.
I'm baaaaaackk! People have been asking me where I've been. No blogging for at least two months! Thanks to all of my fans for remaining so faithful and checking my blog every day...All three of you.
So, since everyone's been asking me why I haven't been posting, it got me thinking of a whole bunch of other things that make me say, "huh?" or "yeah, why is that?" etc. Warning...some of these are REALLY stupid, so, just go on to the next one after you roll your eyes.
Here they are:
1) Why is it that people say "I slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?
2) Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
3) Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
4) Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
5) Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt? (BTW, I have an entry on "The Hemmorhoid")
6) Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead? Men do this ALL the time.
7) Whose idea was it to put an "S" in "Lisp"?
8) If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
9) When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' when really, it isn't all right. Why don't we say, 'That fricken' hurt. Why don't you watch the hell where you're going!' Then, give them the stink eye, of course.
10) Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling
off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I can't explain it. Please hand me a pair of scissors so that I can either cut off Kate's hair or poke my eyes out.
How could I not find this somewhat appealing?
I can just hear my brother saying, "Suckah!" Yes...I admit, I was inspired by the P90X infomercial of overindulgent men and women losing tons of weight and getting totally toned.
Who wouldn't want a six pack. I mean, I've had a one pack my entire life, and most recently added on a major flat tire, but, I can still hope for those washboard abs, can't I?
The first step is to take a "Before" shot. If you thought I was going to post that, I'd need to call you "Suckah!" I'm going for the P360X. When I finally get those washboard abs and when my arms no longer wave back at me when I raise my hand to wave to my friends, then and only then will I post my before and after shots.
Did I mention that I received this program in the mail over a month ago? I have yet to pop in a DVD to begin the exercise regimen. Did I also mention that one of the warnings that they have in their book says something to the effect that only those who are used to military drills and exercise can undergo this program?! What the f?
Stay tuned for the incredible shrinking belly!
Many people have been asking me recently what my Myers Briggs personality type indicator is. So, I took the test and whadda ya know...I am an ISTJ. Not surprising. What was interesting, though, is reading specifics about my personality. Everything that I mention in my blog are facets of my personality. Here are 10 things that I found interesting and true:
1) We're quiet & reserved individuals
-We tend to be organized and methodical because of our reserved & quiet nature. At the same time, we can have an offbeat sense of humor and can be fun to be around at times :-)
2) We're loyal and faithful
- Unless you screw me over, I'll be a constant supporter and friend.
3) We're dependable
-We have a strong sense of duty and therefore, tend to work long hours. You can count on me to get the job done...on time.
4) We're uncomfortable expressing affection and emotion to others
-I'm not so much the huggy type and tend to have a wall up. With my family and close friends, though, I'm a little more mushy.
5) We're not naturally in tune with our own feelings and the feelings of others
-Please forgive me if it takes me a while to figure out that I hurt your feelings or pissed you off. It takes me a while to figure out my own issues.
6) We're hard workers
-We put tremendous amounts of energy into a task that we believe in. We prefer to work by ourselves rather than with a team, however, we can work well with others...IF we have to.
7) We have a sense for artistic appreciation
-As many of you know, I love the arts.
8) Under stress, we fall into "catastrophe" mode
-I'm not sure if I actually fall into "catastrophe" mode...I tend to work pretty well under stress...I have my serious face on and no one better mess with me. But, in the end, everything turns out pretty well. I hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
9) We are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others
-This might be one of the biggest frustrations of my life.
10) We are vulnerable to criticism and have ice in our veins.
-Yes & Yes!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tickets to Mamma Mia - $172.00
Watching middle aged men and women boogying to ABBA and making fools of themselves - Priceless.
We went to see Mamma Mia! at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and it was amazing! I can't see it on Broadway. Loved the flashy costumes and fun music.
It was a colorful and very funny jukebox musical. I think that my favorite part of the entire show was the finale/encore where the entire cast sang "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," and "Waterloo."
I'm curious about the movie adaptation of Mamma Mia! I'll write my review right after I watch it on DVD. Until then, the show runs till May 30 in Hawaii and I'm hoping to see it one more time.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
But, celebrating my 30th will be something that I will remember for a long time. It was a special one as I received many emails and calls from friends and loved ones wishing me a special day. I didn't even realize some people knew when my birthday was! I enjoyed the day with one of the only people I would've wanted to be with on my birthday. We drove around the island and ate fantastic food.
I was reminded, though, that while I may think half of my life has passed me by, it really is just the beginning. I have much to look forward to in my next 30 years, that I can still accomplish most of the things that I originally set out to do. Or, better yet, I was reminded of Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I need to focus my next 30 years on my testimony for God...not for myself. I need to let the Lord take control of my life and stop trying to control it myself. Perhaps that's why I haven't accomplished any of the things that I set out to do...because it was simply my goal, not God's goal for my life. So...HORRAY! I'm not a total failure. There's still hope through Jesus!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I'm at the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu right now volunteering for several hours. I love art! One of the great programs that the Museum has is called "Expression," which is an art class for kids. There are 8 kids drawing a self portrait and honestly, all of them look fabulous!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Believe it or not, I have gotten the stink once or twice in my life. Ok...many times. If I dish it out, I need to learn how to take it too, right? The meanest stink eye I've ever gotten was in Cincinnati at the symphony. We were at a special reception after the concert and this older Caucasian woman gave me the coldest, meanest stink eye ever. She made chills go up and down my spine.
So, what's worthy of the nasty glare we call the stink eye? Here's my list:
Stink Eye #1) If you make me repeat myself for a third time, you're gonna get the stink eye.
Stink Eye #2) If you give me the stink eye and I catch you, I'm gonna give you the stink eye, too.
Stink Eye #3) You're in line at Starbucks talking on your cell phone AND trying to order coffee AND trying to take out your money AND trying to type on your BlackBerry. You're definitely getting the stink eye.
Stink Eye #4) You make like you're totally swamped at work, but you really don't do anything but simply take up space and my tax paying dollars. Believe me...I'm giving you the stink eye.
Stink Eye #5) You cut me off while I'm driving. Not only am I giving you the Stink Eye, but I'm also giving you the finger.
Stink Eye #6) You talk or your cell phone goes off in the movies. I'm giving you a slight head turn stink eye, because I'm afraid of getting kicked in the back of my chair if I give you the full head turn.
Stink Eye #7) You cut in line and board the plane when you know your seating row hasn't been called yet. (Most of these people tend to be men...or foreigners).
Stink Eye #8) You send me ridiculous amounts of forwarded emails. Yes...I can still give the stink eye through the computer.
Stink Eye #9) You make me wait simply because you like to be fashionably late. Not only will you get a glare, but you'll also need to put up with my attitude. I hate people who are late.
Stink Eye #10) If you continually interrupt me while I am speaking, you're gonna get the stink eye.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
After lamenting about being a loser because I haven't accomplished any of my goals on my list, I decided to add one more goal. This goal, while some might claim it could be the most difficult to accomplish, is really the most important.
My new goal is to be a nicer person.
My goal for the next 30 years is to be a nicer person and to do this, I'm going to have a better attitude, be friendlier, and have less expectations of others. Here's my list of what I will do to be a nicer person:
Be Nice Goal #1) I will try to avoid thoughts of wanting to "accidentally" trip or slap someone that I don't like.
Be Nice Goal #2) I will bite my tongue and hold back from telling someone to shut up when I can't stand their irritating voice.
Be Nice Goal #3) I'll vow to not purposefully aim my car towards a cat on the road.
Be Nice Goal #4) I promise to limit thoughts of wanting to poke someone's eyes out (or my eyes) because I can't stand the sight of them.
Be Nice Goal #5) I'll do my best not turn the other way when I see someone that I don't really like or don't want to talk to.
Be Nice Goal #6) I will actually take the time to listen to what someone has to say rather than pretend I don't hear them (or, pretend I'm actually listening to them when I'm really not.)
Be Nice Goal #7) I'm going to smile with joy rather than smile with a smirk.
Be Nice Goal #8) I'm going to give less stink eye.
Be Nice Goal #9) I will offer to hold the elevator door open rather than press the "close door" button when I see someone rushing to make the elevator.
Be Nice Goal #10) I won't laugh at someone in front of them...I'll hold it in and wait till I can call my best friend to tell them all about it. Ha!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This then led me to asking myself, "If I could ask God a few questions when I get to Heaven, what would they be?" Here they are:
#1) What is the purpose of you creating alligators?
#2) Where are you?
#3) Why are we here?
#4) Why are some people so mean?
#5) What took you so long to take me away?
#6) Why do women suffer so much more than men? Yeah we ate the apple first, but geez...menstruation, childbirth AND menopause?!
#7) Don't you wish you could just shut people up when they whine and complain too much to you? Actually, you don't have to wish, you just could shut them up. Why don't you?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here's a list of Sparky's Dog Peeves (or any other dog) about Humans:
Dog Peeve #1 - Blaming your farts on me
(Yours are silent but violent. Mine are loud and proud.)
Dog Peeve #2 - Yelling at me for barking
(I'm a dog...I bark. You're a human, you talk.)
Dog Peeve #3 - Taking me for a walk and rushing me
(Whose walk is this anyway?!)
Dog Peeve #4 - The tricks you make me do that involve balancing food on my nose
(This stresses me out!)
Dog Peeve #5 - Any haircut that involves bows, ribbons, or bandanas
(Now you know why we chew your stuff when you're not home.)
Dog Peeve #6 - The fake fetch throw
(Is that the best you can do???)
Dog Peeve #7 - Taking me for the "Big Snip"
(Now you wonder why dogs freak out when we have to go to the vet.)
Dog Peeve #8 - Getting upset when I sniff crotches
(We don't do handshakes, so this is the next best thing.)
Dog Peeve #9 - Dog Sweaters
(We have fur for a reason...so we don't have to wear those dumb sweaters.)
Dog Peeve #10 - How you act disgusted when I lick myself
(You're just jealous!)
Dogs are the boss...you don't see them picking up human poop, do you?
Monday, April 13, 2009
When I turned 21, I made a list of 10 goals that I wanted to accomplish by the time I turned 30. I've accomplished NONE of them.
So, as I fall deeper into depression and wallow in my sorrows of being THE biggest loser, I'll share with you my list of things I didn't do.
1) Get my Graduate degree
(I've tried, and tried, and tried...aaarrrggghh!)
2) Run a Marathon
(One of these days...Maybe I'll set my goal as the oldest woman to run a marathon...I think that's 85.)
3) Get Married
(I hope to get this one done before I turn 40.)
4) Start my own business
(I guess it would have helped to pick one of my 70+ entrepreneurial ideas and just run with it.)
5) Travel Internationally
(Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Paris, India...**sigh**)
6) Buy my own place
(Perhaps this is the year with a $8,000 tax deduction for first time home owners)
(Not gonna happen within the next 30 years, either)
8) Start an art collection...of my own art
(So many things to draw, so little time)
9) Travel to all 50 states
(24 down and 26 to go...i'll knock off Wyoming this May)
10) Write a book
(Everyone else is doing it...why can't I?)
Thursday, April 9, 2009
2) I'd become a full time student
3) I'd go to culinary school
5) I'd be a personal shopper
6) I'd be working out
(Instead of 0-2 times a week, I'd go 0-3 times a week.)
7) I'd go into teaching
(If I liked kids and didn't mind correcting papers, I think I wouldn't mind teaching)
8) I'd be an artist
(I love drawing and I wish I would spend more time pursuing one of my passions.)
9) I'd rethink about getting into the "non-profit" world
(Sometimes I wonder if taking a lower pay is worth the mission that you're working for. My theme song should be "For the Love of Money" by the O'Jays...you know, the song from "The Apprentice.")
10) I'd sleep all day...just like Sparky
(I'm such a lazy ass that this trumps #'s 1-9)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sometimes I wonder if I get caught up in doing too many things. I like to get involved in many different projects. Whatever gets me excited and pumped up, I'm gonna be there and give every ounce of effort to make whatever I'm involved with a success.
Lately, though, I've been having a bad attitude and it hit me like a ton a bricks. I over commit myself to projects & events, put in a lot of effort, and when everyone else on my committee doesn't meet my expectations with their quality of work, I get irritated and tend to be VERY critical.
The Bible says, "You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off the old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds." (Ephesians 4:22 NIV)
My inner disposition and how I treat others is so much more important than trying to make people happy by getting involved with all sorts of activities. My attitude and actions should be Christ-like and Christ focused...not ME-focused...and I've learned that I need to choose wisely about what activities and committee's I decide to participate in and remind myself that it is OK to say NO.
One of the cool things that I like best about my job is that I get to meet many interesting people like Richard Parsons. So, it got me thinking...what other fascinating people would I like to meet? Here's my list...of living people only...and the first question I'd ask them or what I'd say to them.
1) Michael Jackson
(Why did you cut off your nose?)
2) Tiger Woods
(Can you give me private lessons?)
3) Billy Graham
(How do you know that there's a God?)
4) Evan Williams
(How do you continue to come up with so many ingenious, entrepreneurial ideas?)
5) Harry Connick, Jr.
(Will you compose and play a song for me? Oh, and also include it in your next album?)
(Why do you make it so damn hard to get tickets to your show?)
7) Stacey London
(You can make the oddest shaped people look fabulous! Can I PLEASE take you shopping with me?)
8) Suze Orman
(Will you help me, girlfriend?)
9) Jerry Seinfeld
(You're the funniest person ever)
10) Rachel Ray
($40 a day?! Are you freaking kidding me?! I know you wouldn't REALLY order the cheapest thing on the menu if you weren't doing a show called "$40 a day")
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Since I left, though, it's almost been a struggle for me to get back into the store to shop. Not because I'm never at the mall, but because the store has been going downhill.
No longer will you see classic suits and dresses like the ones pictured above. Even the quality of the clothes isn't what it used to be. I understand that retailers need to cater to those who keep up with the trends, but what about the people whose conservative taste and longing for the elegant & classic look can no longer find ONE thing to buy?! It's way too trendy and at their price point, the age group that they're trying to fit can't afford to buy the clothes! I would much rather go to Banana Republic and buy something at regular price because the quality is so much better, than get something on sale at Ann Taylor.
It's not surprising why sales have been way down.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I love it!
Why is it that ALL Mac users look so cool? I feel so unbelievably cool as I sit on the couch and type. (I know...call me "dork.") I'll be signing up for some tutorials at the Genius Bar next.
It's like being on a first date. I'm checking things out on here, figuring out what I like (love the feel of the keypad for starters) and what I don't like (menu bar changes as you change applications). But, it's the start of a beautiful relationship and perhaps one day, just like the road to marriage, you find the one you want to be with forever and you never look back.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
One thing I've learned as I get older is that it's OK to outgrow friends. We age, we meet new people, our tastes and interests change, we get married and we simply outgrow our old friends.
So, my question is, how do you know when it's time to breakoff old friendships that aren't fulfilling and worthwhile? I like the analogy of "snipping people off of your tree." Here's the list i've made of determining when it's time to prune the tree and snip off the old branches (i'd also like to add that I don't have an open door policy when it comes to friends. Once you're snipped, you're snipped. So, I really do think long and hard before I take out my shears):
Snip #1 - When the friendship is a One-Way street
I learned that the friendship is not worth it when you're the only one doing all the phone calling, emailing, remembering to send birthday cards, etc.
Snip #2 - Lack of respect
Chances are, if your "friends" treat you with a lack of respect, they'll continue to do so the longer you stay with them.
Snip #3 - They're just simply annoying
I seem to attract a lot of annoying people. I initially want to be friends with them, but, they either turn out too loud, too self-absorbed, or too dependent on the friendship.
Snip #4 - They're Unreliable & are full of excuses
Having a friend who's unreliable should be added to my list of pet peeves.
Snip #5 - When you go out, they NEVER bring their wallet
Or, how's about this --when the bill comes, they're either slow to pull out their wallets thinking that you'll take care of it or, they leave enough money to only cover their portion (tax & tip not included).
Snip #6 - They're racist
I'm totally cool with having friends who differ on religion or politics, but call me a derogatory name and I'll snip you off so fast, you won't even know what hit you.
Snip #7 - They steal from you
This needs no explanation.
It hasn't been a hundred days yet and our President has already broken a promise. Do you remember in New Hamshire on the campaign trail where he made the promise that the "Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk"? How many days did the public have to look at the nearly 1100 page, $787 billion dollar Stimulus Bill? Oh...about 24 hours. You want a list of more broken promises by Obama, check out www.politifact.com and take a look at the Obameter.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Addiction #1 - McCafe Iced Coffee from McDonald's
Monday, March 30, 2009
Pet Peeve #1 - Tardiness
Sunday, March 29, 2009
We have season tickets to the Honolulu Symphony and got to see Diana Krall on Friday, March 20. She graced the stage with her amazing playing. She was unbelievable & beautiful. She opened with "I Love Being Here With You." Check out a video from her Live in Paris Tour. She sounded EXACTLY the same!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Remember Jem & the Holograms? Cartoons now-a-days just aren't the same. Here are 10 cartoons that I miss in addition to Jem & the Holograms:
1) She-Ra (Talk about Girl Power)
2) MonChiChi (I actually had a classmate in high school that looked like a MonChiChi)
3) Rainbow Brite (I used to have a Starlight pony doll)
4) Thundercats (Ho-oooooooo!)
6) Care Bears
7) My Little Pony
8) Barbie & the Rockers
9) Alvin & the Chipmunks
10) The Smurfs (la-la-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la-la)