Thursday, August 31, 2006
When I was in the desert in Morocco and at the Malagueta beach in Spain I collected water bottles full of sand and then took a picture of them in their natural habitat. I jokingly thought I could try to sell them on Ebay. I finally got around to listing them this week, and they sold. The great part is how much they sold for. Take a guess. Guess how much I got for a plastic bottle full of sand?
Bah ha hah ha, I got $49.99 a piece not including shipping and handling. I made a hundred bucks off of sand. I love capitalism. I love Ebay. Take that all those who doubted my crazy antics while I was filling those bottles up and lugging them around in my suitcase. They paid off! I rule the world. (evil laughter)
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Heads Turned. Silence...
"I mean I pushed the shift key." My brain worked too fast for my mouth and I inadvertently offended the entire office. I saw my internship flash before my eyes, I imagine that blatant swearing in the workplace is frowned upon. One syllable sentences at a raised voice that have similar phonologies to 4-letter words are generally misunderstood. After I started laughing and assured Laura I didn't just swear in frustration she cracked a smile and we both laughed about it. I was so embarrassed. Always think before you yell "SHIFT."
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
But yeah, the dew must have set and then the sun dried it, so now there are little specks of toilet paper all over my car like it had a bad shave job in the morning.
At first I wasn't sure who to be mad at. But then I thought who else would do this than Emily, especially since she had mentioned something of the likes of this to do someone else a few weeks ago? She fessed up after many accusations. Her and Neil at 3 in the morning. Those little boogers.
Monday, August 21, 2006
This weekend Tami, Emily, Nicole and I went to Philly. Wahoooo. We had fun.
I may have hopelessly driven over the Benjamin Franklin bridge into New Jersey but eventually we got there.
We saw the Liberty Bell that is a tourist must-see, but a little disappointing since its kept indoors and roped off.
We toured the rest of the historic part of the city.
We got our picture taken with a mean colonial man.
We (at least Emily and I) ate Philly Cheese steaks at the infamous Pats.
We visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
We took a cab ride with a creepy driver that obviously had a mental deficiency so we requested to get out before even getting back to our hostel and lucky me got to ride in the front.
We met Dr. Fiorini at the Pink Rose on South Street for dessert (mmmm white chocolate raspberry mousse cake).
We drove through maddening streets looking for legal parking spaces.
We walked into an extraordinary expensive restaurant at 12:30 AM, realized we couldn't afford it and left there for another chic restaurant that was very nice, but in which I ordered a patÃ© that I now know is mystery (most likely lamb) meat spread.
We starved Tami on Friday night.
We went to see the Lion King (a post to follow)
We sat outside my car while waiting for a security guard to jump my car (luckily in a safe part of the city)
Friday, August 18, 2006
Benji won So You Think You Can Dance!
I have been cheering for him since the beginning of the show.
This past week I've been at my Grandma's house so I didn't get to see the show on Wednesday but my mom taped it and I just watched it. I think I screamed when I found out who won.
A: I love Benji, He's so sweet, down to earth, a good dancer, funny, and incredibly entertaining.
B: My favorite show of the summer was So You Think You Can Dance. I just can't describe how much I loved it. And my favorite dancer won. How often does that happen? Maybe the 18 times I called in to vote last week actually helped...
Sometimes I feel like I have nowhere to express my happiness. No one really shares my enthusiasm about this. At least I have a meager blog to share my reality television obsession with, even if cyber space doesn't care so much either, at least I FEEL like someone is high-fiving me and dancing on the tabletops that Benji won too. I mean come on, somebody has to care.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This summer I interned at Camp Fire USA Lone Star Council as a public image cooridinator. I absolutely loved it there. My sister agreed to let me live with her in Dallas and I found this internship online with Exxonmobile summer jobs program so I applied for it while I was still in Spain.
The people at Camp Fire are all so cool, I miss them. The atmosphere was very inviting and fun. I liked the marketing part of my job so much that I am seriously considering changing my major...again. I translated a bunch of stuff into Spanish for them and made some brochures, made some surveys, brushed up their website that you can take a peek at here (note the fire banner), and other stuff too. Awww, now I am sad. I couldn't have had a better internship experience, I wanna go back to Texas. Boo hoo.
If nothing else, I learned the keyboard shortcuts for all the Spanish accented letters. I hate not having a Spanish keyboard. That is very frustrating. You could never compose long papers without a specified keyboard. Just when I got used to finding the @ button or the upside down question mark, I had to leave it behind. bah humbug
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean II: The Dead Man's Chest: my new favorite movie. We went to see the midnight showing on the opening day in Dallas. Actually, we had just finished watching a Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare in the Park and then decided to race to a theater in hopes that we could get tickets. We got lucky and were part of the biggest opening weekend for a movie in history. Sigh Johnny Depp. Who could ever imagine a guy could look so hot in black mascara? My favorite part of the movie by far, was the scene where the pirates were all in the giant balls made of bones hanging over the cliff. Then when they reached out their hands to grab the roots on the other side, my sides hurt from uncontrollable laughter. I'm telling you, the movie is genius. Smart, adventurous, humorous, good cast, intriguing choreography and special effects, plot twists, and of course, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
On Tuesday we went to the big apple, NYC, for some television tapings, but we didn't leave early enough to use the Good Morning America tickets we had. We did however make it to Who wants to be a Millionaire starring Meredith Veira. The atmosphere was very cool with the blue lights, fog machines, and dah dah music. We all tried out to be a contestant but none of us passed the test. Unfortunately about 2.5 hours into the drive on the way there I got violently ill all of the sudden. I was puking into a plastic bag in the car and we had to roll down the windows on the middle of the highway. I had to stop in a hotel to recoup and encouraged everyone else just to leave me there but luckily I got better very quickly. Not helping, we did pick to go to New York City on the freaking hottest day of the summer during a stupid heat wave. Are we crazy? Yes. Even still, it was fun. I love the city life. I'm afraid I'm tuning into a city girl.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
They are litte satanic rodents.
They are rats with fluffy tails that deceive the masses into thinking they are cute and cuddly.
My family swam and had a cookout at Caledonia on Friday and look at this evil little creature. It's eyes are red, and I all I can say is that I knew it: They are the devil incarnate. I was feeding them a bunch of potato chips. Maybe they their digestive systems can't handle food from a bag and he'll explode. Hahahahha. Eeeee, shiver.
This is what we did with the squirrels after we caught them, barbequed them. Ha, ha ha, no just kidding. I wouldn't eat them even if they tasted like thanksgiving turkey.
Monday, August 7, 2006
The photo on the left is from Cadiz. It reminds me of Halloween. My favorite artistic-y one that I took in Spain. Then the one on the right is from Morocco. It only got second place but I think it's my best that I took in the whole year. Come on, he has missing teeth and is guiding his camel across the sweltering desert, what more could you ask for?
Sunday, August 6, 2006
Friday, August 4, 2006
Tony bought DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION for us to play at home. How fun. Only my feet haven't memorized the position of the arrows yet. I keep on missing them, and then the game boo's at me. Not helping my self esteem...
Yesterday I was so tired that I fell asleep on the couch while chewing gum. Big mistake. I had a gum wad tangled beyond belief in my hair when I woke up. I begged my mom to cut my hair, but she more or less chopped it off. I am a scarey sight. No one saw it though because I went swimming today and pulled it back into a ponytail. I may do that for awhile. Some things in life I can't help but laugh at. I'm glad I'm a happy person, or else life might suck.