Thursday, December 29, 2005

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas To My Readers!

Thank you so much for reading my blog- I have really enjoyed doing this because it's a great way to get things off my mind.

And to my readers in Australia: I know exactly who you all are, and I can say that I miss and think of each one of you often. Little things around the USA remind me of you, and I hope someday that we can see each other again, hopefully here in America.

Love and kisses,

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bread for Gingerbread

Look what I won! Charlottesville had their own Gingerbread House competition, where professionals, amateurs, and children submitted their own design of a delicious domicile. After prizes were given out, an auction open to the public began. I submitted a low bid, and to my surprise, no one dared to outbid me! This is a ravishing rendition of the Rotunda, a famous historic building that is famous in Charlottesville. You're invited for an all-you-can-eat dessert on New Year's Day!

(some of the details: the clock is a thin mint with hour and minute hands of frosting, the columns are mint Lifesavers stacked on top of each other, trees are upside down ice cream cones covered with gumdrops, stairs are blocks of fudge)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas.

White heat Christmas, that is. It's now snowing outside- the third time this week. In the words of A Charlie Brown Christmas: "Good grief."

Monday, December 12, 2005

A Word On My Wuz-band

People often e-mail or ask me on the phone for my opinion on my ex.

I guess I'll try to set the record as straight as it can be:

Paul is a good man. He really is. And although he dumped my a**, I know I still have feelings for him. Both good *and* bad feelings. How bad? I'm not so sure. Around a few friends, I call him Dum-dum, or DD for short.

DD was my partner for 10 1/2 years. They were all mostly good. I always graded our relationship a B. Not perfect, not average. Not all together horrible. A solid B.

You really just can't wipe away 10 1/2 years of love for someone in an instant. Yes, DD broke my heart. Shattered it into shards that I now know as thorns. But underneath all that animosity and anger still lies a light that I guess some people say is a torch that I will carry for the rest of my life. That is definitely true.

He was there for me. I was there for him.

And boy, did I learn a lot from him. He taught me so much about life, so much about love, and so much about Ernie.

DD is a good man. He really, really is.

Friday, December 09, 2005

I need a shrink.

Sometimes I get really upset about people around me, and I wonder if it's just that I'm really hungry. My stomach no longer tells me that I'm hungry, because I think the poor thing is always in a state of hunger.

The other piece to this puzzle is that I am a very literal person, and I take people's words to me way too seriously. I guess I subscribe to "Let your yes be yes, and your no a no." If there's anyone who knows about that, it's my ex and my best friend. (And now since I'm with my parents, they're starting to see it as well.)

Hunger = Anger?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Hair Where

There are plenty of Asian boys in Australia running around in vintage track suits, the latest Adidas shoes wearing DJ headphones. They style and profile, and part of that *look* is how glam rock you can style your hair. I had my hair cut and styled to mimic theirs.

But now since I live in the USA, I stand out too much in a crowd, so I guess I'll lob it off so I can look more clean cut.

Bye, filipino mullet!

Sunday, December 04, 2005


I am so glad to not be a part of all the Christmas hype around America. I ain't running around with a Santa hat trying to be cute while shopping for presents (at least not yet). The malls are crowded with pushy soccer mommies (and don't even get me started on parking.)

But I guess the one buzz I am willing to be a part of is to sleep overnight outside a store to get an Xbox 360. It's pure investment: buy it for $400, resell for $800. Now that's what you call buying power. See on the 18th, Best Buy (a shipment is due to arrive).

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Hold the gold...

at least in my opinion.

What is up with some men and gold chains? For some Asians, it's fine. And I think some men from Vietnam or Thailand, it's a standard thing. Kind of like wearing a watch. Great.

But you know where it looks horrible? On American men.

Take for instance the boys on the posters at an Abercrombie store. There is nothing finer pleasing to the eye than looking at those tan, shirtless, and dreamy models. (Woof.) No gold chains.

Jake Gylenhall: no blechh arond his neck.

Ryan Seacrest: nope.

Keep the bling for the Asian things- it goes better with their skin.