Sunday, December 27, 2009

Street Clean

I saw something today that I haven't seen before in my life: a truck that was transformed into a super-futuristic street cleaner. This thing had giant generators and made a constant hum as it cruised about the parking lot. Underneath the truck were two huge hoses that almost dragged on the ground and appeared to suck up any dirt and leaves, while the driver held an extra-long leaf blower out the window, like the ones gardeners use. I have to say that it cleaned up the gutters pretty nicely, but seriously looked like it was one of the "retro models" of street cleaners that will be used in the future, if you know what I mean.

Worst Mistake of My Life

Yesterday, I decided that it'd be a good idea to go to Barnes and Noble to pick up a calendar for 50% off. For those of you that have never been to Hacienda Crossings (where Barnes is located), there are a bunch of major stores and a movie theater in this shopping center. For some reason I thought that the traffic wouldn't be that bad. I got there at about 2PM, and it took about 10 minutes for me to get from the entrance to the front of the store, where I couldn't find a spot, so I decided to leave. Let's just say I waited for 2 hours (no exaggeration) to get out of the parking lot, when finally somebody pulled out of a parking spot near where I was waiting, so I snagged it, walked to a nearby restaurant, and called a friend to pick me up, and arrived home at 4PM. I picked up my car at about 11PM that night. HORRIBLE. Silver lining? While I was waiting by myself for 2 hours, I made plans with friends that I miss dearly-and I'm quite happy about that!

P.S. Hmm...i think somebody's birthday is coming up..... :)

I hope everyone enjoys their last week of break!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ta Day

Woke up, went to the Vet, played ultimate frisbee until I was sore, cared for my dog, went to my brother's basketball game then went and ate pizza until I was full. Now I will watch an awesome movie. The End (of my day).

Friday, December 25, 2009

I made lots of cookies. LOTS. And I have to sneeze. What a great day. Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mad Lizard

Found a lizard on the sidewalk in my backyard that appeared to be dead. I was surprised because it was a big one, and it didn't look squished or anything. When I went to poke it with a needle to see if it really was dead, it turned, opened its mouth really wide (I guess he was trying to show his teeth, which is funny cuz he didn't have any; I guess he was showing me his powerful gums... man I was scared... not) and it hissed at me. I took a picture and then it scampered off behind some pots.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gift Cards

Don't you just hate it when you get a gift card for a place that you never go to. I can't help but think that the money used on the gift card would be better spent on a restaurant that I actually go to, or just plain cash. I now have 2 gift cards to Jamba Juice, which I rarely go to, infact I will only go there if I have a gift card. These would be awesome cards if they were to Starbucks or Peet's or any frozen yogurt place! Oh well, I guess I shouldn't be complaining. Atleast I got something!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas BREAK

Man, no wonder this is called a "break" because I have had the worst luck lately. I seem to break everything I touch. First, it was my dad's snow globe. It had a tee and golf ball in it, and as I was trying to get the golf ball on the tee (by turning the globe around), the glass cracked. Then it was my brother's car. I used it to do my christmas shopping and when I brought it back, my brother used it to drive his girlfriend home and it broke down on the way and had to be taken to the shop. Then, the day after we get the car back from the shop I get in to drive it, but first decide to adjust the rear-view mirror. As I barely touch it, the mirror pops off and has to be super glued on or something. After all of that, today I was at a restaurant and tried to move a chair that wasn't pushed in and the arm came off. What is going on?!? Seriously people, I guess you shouldn't let me touch your stuff.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Man, I Love Break

Last night I had a wedding reception and two parties to go to. This morning, I slept in and made myself a very good breakfast. Now I'm relaxing and digesting, before hitting the gym, and decorating Christmas cookies with some friends. To me, this is perfect. Let's just say I am thoroughly enjoying having NO reading or papers or anything to do :) I hope you are all enjoying your break as much as I am!


Waking up from a coma has got to be the worst. You'd have all the symptoms of a person waking from a regular night's sleep but multiplied by however long you were out. "My mouth tastes like somebody dipped my tongue in liquid death, and I feel like I haven't eaten for ten years! Somebody get me some eggos and a toothbrush!"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just What The Doctor Ordered

I just got back from a trip to Big Bear so I thought I'd share. There was tons of snow which means tons of playing in the snow. The only problem with that was that I only brought one pair of shoes that are basically already dead and should've been thrown away long ago. They got really wet and kept my feet nice and damp for the rest of the day. And Amber (my twin I was staying with, for those of you who don't remember her) doesn't have the same shoe size as me. Big problem. On a happier note, I went ice skating for maybe the second or third time in my life on a pretty rugged rink and DIDN'T FALL (I know, shocker right?). I'm ridiculously coordinated. No big deal. There was also hot chocolate and Swedish pancakes involved in my visit. But not at the same time. All in all it was a pretty marvelous trip. I highly recommend Big Bear for anyone needing a vacation.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Spent the ENTIRE day making and baking various types of delicious cookies. Of course I snacked on them, I mean, when else am i going to have cookie dough for breakfast?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yay Santa

Went to go see the "real" Santa Clause today with the family. I asked for a candy cane, and believe it or not, Santa made my dreams come true!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Sit Up

Went to the arc today and saw a peg-legged old man that looked like Santa doing sit-ups. He stroked his beard a few times and I think I even heard a "ho ho ho." Anyways, he's probably getting ready for all those holiday cookies he's gonna eat on his magical sleigh ride.

Attn Kyle Patrick Green

Knee exercises: Complete

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Went to Black Bear Diner yesterday, and as I am walking down the hallway to our table (near the bathrooms) a little chinese girl, no more than 7 years old, tries to get by me, accidentally walks into me, then pushes me out of the way and walks into the bathroom. I guess she really had to go, and wasn't intimidated by me in the slightest.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


So I am currently 3o,000 feet in the air. I found out that Virgin America has free Wifi on their flights. I got excited and just thought I'd share that piece of information.

Friday, December 11, 2009


It's fun to look back at my notebook at all the notes I've taken over the quarter. Like Shannon said, it always starts off good; my notebook looks like it belongs to the best student in the world the first couple weeks. I have multi-colors, neat writing and even notes from reading the book chapters. But by the end it is a sad story. Some lectures would be missing. Some would have two bullets. I stopped reading and taking notes from the book. But one thing is for sure: my pages progressively become more messy and abundant with random things that are of no educational value whatsoever. My favorite is to look back on lectures that had sloppy, kindergarten handwriting because I had fallen asleep and my hand was too weak to write after I woke up. Good times.


Asha and I were the only ones around who were done with finals completely. Therefore, we lounged around and soaked in the wonderous feeling of, "I have nothing to do." It was incredible.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Doodle. What a great word.

I think basically the only good part of studying is getting to look back at the evolution of your doodling. This is how mine went: In the beginning, there were no doodles. I paid attention the whole lecture and took awesome notes. Soon, doodles appeared in the margins. On the seventh lecture, I rested. And then there were many doodles, filling the pages of my notebook and praising my name. What? Did I just say that?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Day That Will Live in Infamy....

So today, Wednesday, December 9th, 2009, at 3:34 PM, Daveeypoo!!!!! and I had our first phone call. It was spectacular in every way possible.

So, I'm Not Sure If You Noticed, But It's Been Cold.

This morning I had an 8am final. As most of us have noticed, it's been FREEZING these days. So as I walked to my car, I noticed several people's windshields with ice on them. When I got to my car, sure enough, my windshield was frozen over. I got in my car, and attempted to defrost it, but the cleaner fluid was frozen too. So, I had a dilemma on my hands: wait for it to defrost and be late to my final, or attempt to drive to campus without being able to through my windshield. Of course I chose the later. Result? Driving to campus with my head out the window like a dog. Needless to say, my face was numb by the time I got to my lecture hall.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


This is kinda random, but have you ever had to sneeze but it won't quite come out? The other day I had this sneeze that kept tempting me but couldn't push the threshold to come out. It happened several times and it kept getting more frustrating and annoying. I kept trying to agitate my nose to coerce it out but it only made it worse. I even snorted a whole teaspoon of pepper. It never came out. My life is average.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Physics Pizza

Had a group study party at Woodstocks pizza. It may sound cheesy, but I left there full. Of knowledge.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Silly Walks

Today I saw an older lady that was walking rather strange. She kind of walked as if she was in a dictator's army or something. Both arms went parallel as she swayed her arms and her leg kicks were strangely high. I couldn't but stare at her as she walked away from me with perfect form. I'm sorry to say, but yes she was asian, sorry Jaclyn.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mix it Up

Asha and I sat in the very front row in chemistry class because we have been sitting in the very back row all quarter. We thought it would be humorous and ironic, and it was, until we realized our necks hurt at the end of lecture.


I was printing out fliers for Jasmine in Rose's office and happened to mention that Jasmine likes to hug people. Apparently someone who found a cat fitting Jasmine's description last year said the exact same thing. Rose then called her up and got the number of the owner. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I brought Jasmine to the office and before you know it, this sweet old lady came in and started gushing all over saying how much she appreciated our looking after Jasmine. I gave her the extra food and cat litter and she offered to pay me for it, but I declined, saying that it was enough just for us to get to pretend we had a cat for a few days. We continued to talk and hang out a little bit in Rose's office until she decided that it was time to go home and feed her cats (I think we connected on a personal level because I'm the crazy aunt with tons of cats... we totally get each other!) Also, Jasmine's real name is...... SADIE!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bobble heads.

Today in Bio, Asha and I bobbed our heads for about 3 minutes (trying to out-do each other). Think about it, if you have more fun bobbing your head up and down for several minutes than you would listening and taking notes to a devil woman of a teacher with eyes like soulless pits of hell, you've got a problem.

P.S. The people sitting behind us must have thought we were crazy... or they understood our pain completely. I'm fine with either one.

Fruit Loop Necklaces

Today for our last discussion/lab in physics we had a potluck to celebrate. Of course everyone is supposed to bring something if you want dibs on any of the other snacks. I got the great idea (from Courtney Hall) to make some super-awesome Fruit Loop (they were actually Silly Circles) necklaces. Anyways a few of us spent some time putting together several necklaces for up to 30 people or so in class. I expected that the necklaces would be a huge hit, because hey, who wouldn't want a super-cool cereal necklace in your college physics class? Turns out only a handful of people grabbed one, so I was left with several extras. It was kind of a fail, although the people that got one did say that they were pretty cool, especially the T.A.

P.S. thanks for all the help to all the guys that helped make the necklaces. Also anyone that wants one can have as many of the necklaces as you want or even some of the left over cereal cause I've got a large bag of it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Safeway Trip

We went to Safeway and I pushed Amy around in a shopping cart while wearing 3-D 'Buddy Holly' glasses as David searched for giant bags of fruit loops to make string necklaces for his physics class.

Would You Just Shut Up?

It's the worst when the people that sit behind you in lecture talk the whole time. They think that they're the only ones that can hear the conversation, but really, the next 3 rows can hear them too, and it's very distracting. I remember last year in Psychology, Kyle said something to the people behind us, and they probably made fun of him after. It really doesn't matter what you say to these people, because even if you are polite, they will still think whatever you say was bitchy.

On a side note: an old man in front of me made a complete stop at a crosswalk with no stop sign, and no pedestrians or bikers crossing. Old people should have to retake their license test.

T-day brings .... new tech

soo as we all know, Thanksgiving Day (or as I like to call it, T-day) is a time for family and a lot of food and football. For the college student its also a time for meeting up with old friends to make plans for the winter break. For me, this T-day I did only one of those 4 things, I ate a lot of food. Scrumptious it was, but satisfied I was not. No friends did meet me, no family (apart from immediate which is given) came, and I'm not much of a football fan unless its English football. What did happen on the ending hours of this break, literally 2 hours before I came back to Davis, was the introduction of the new 3GS iPhone. Its a fanatastic piece of equipment and fun, I kid you not. it even has a lightsaber app! :D

Coins Matter

On Sunday, I went with David and Harry for a classy lunch at the establishment known as Wendy's. The total for my food was $3.23; I had $3 ready, but I didn't have coins in my wallet, and definitely wasn't about to get 77 cents back in change by breaking another dollar. So I did the only thing I could do- I reached down and unzipped my nifty zipper pocket on my shoe and pulled out a quarter. It was awesome.

Class Is Overrated Anyway

Today, I wasn't feeling well so I came back from class and laid down. I had intended on taking an hour nap, max. 3 hours later, it was 5:00 and I had missed my two discussions. Do I regret this? Not one bit.