Thursday, January 27, 2005

Hello Kitty Car

For those of you who always tell me that my car is disgustingly pink and Hello Kitty-fied...

Take a look at this.

Studying for the GRE's makes me feel absolutely stupid. The math on that exam is so much harder than I had expected. Four years ago I was excited, ELATED, really, at the fact that math was not a requirement at USC. Four years later, I'm kicking myself for not taking the initiative to take math course myself -- I can barely remember how to multiply fractions much less figure out combinations and premutations. My inabilities and inadequacies in math have been following me since the fourth grade...someone make them go away! :P

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

New Year's Resolution...

This year one of my resolutions was to lose weight. I have, as of the start of the new year, exercised ZERO times.

This morning I actually got my @$$ up in time to go running -- and it's RAINING.

I think I'm not meant to exercise =D

Sunday, January 23, 2005

brag blog :)

My sister's winter formal was tonight -- being the nice big sister that I am (and living vicariously through her, really) I helped her get all dolled up for her big night :)

Now, I'm no professional, but really --- I was so pleased with the end product! My sister is beautiful to begin with but after I had done her makeup and her hair I couldn't help but squeal -- she was so gorgeous!! I'd say I did a PRETty good job, if I do say so myself :) Isn't she gorgeous?

Thursday, January 20, 2005


*sucks in breath*

I'm applying to grad school.

*slowly lets out breath*


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

I'm a nerd...

I finished all of my homework/readings for the week. So I really have nothing else to do but blog about my mundane and oh-so-not-interesting-life. I don't even know why I'm blogging because there's nothing else to blog about.

I've been trying much harder to pay attention to what I eat. Breakfasts now consist of a banana, lunch is a meal bar, and dinner is more veggies and less anything else. The only thing I haven't been doing (that I really need to) is exercise. I'm still working on motivating myself to DO something. But I'm working on it :P I also have to work on not cheating as much. But it's so hard when, even though you want to care, you really don't as much as you should.

I've been thinking a lot about grad school lately. I'm starting to feel more motivated to get my Masters in Education (and of course my credential)...so now I need to motivate myself to study for the G.R.E. and find a program that I'm interested in. I've got a lot of energy for some reason and I'm really hoping that I can focus it on something good. Like today, I scrubbed our bathroom CLEAN. I would eat my dinner off the bathroom floor, even :) If I can focus the same kind of energy on planning for THE FUTURE and getting my big @$$ to dissappear, I'll be better off :)

K...I hope you're going to be ok. Stay strong, missy!

Thursday, January 13, 2005


I'm so FLOBBY. :(

New Year, New Blog :)

Well...a new entry, at least. I know I haven't written much lately. Winter break was a heck of a time -- right after finals I left for Vegas with Damy, HoHo and J. Came back and went straight to work to prepare for my workshops. Finished the workshops, celebrated the New Year, and then promptly caught a cold. I've been down ever since. And although I am semi-healthy now, I still have the remains of a stubborn cough that just won't get over itself. :P I hate having coughs when I'm in school -- there's nothing quite as embarassing as having to burst out a coughing fit in the middle of a quiet lecture.

We started classes on Monday, and although I was rather dissappointed to come back to school, I also realize now that I sort of missed it. Something about all the reading and the learning and the discussions in class -- I just really love it. And now I realize I'm also really going to miss it. :(

My Spring 2005 schedule -- the last semester EVER! =X

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:0o - 12:00
Geography 431: Geography of California, with Professor McKenzie
I have to take this class to complete my minor. Not exactly a class I would have chosen myself, nor one that I was looking forward to. But I walked into class on Monday and MATT LEINART (USC STAR quarterback and HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER) sat next to me!!!!!!! =D So it might not be so bad after all. :) The professor seems nice enough, and I've got a host of other football greats with me, so....eh. I can deal with this one.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00
Communication 360: The Rhetoric of Los Angeles, with Professor Brook
This is another class that I am taking to fulfill my minor, but one that I selected entirely on my own. I'm really looking forward to this one -- basically all reading, movies, music, discussion on L.A. and Southern California. This is AWESOME. Only downer -- LOTS of reading. But the professor is super nice and good, too.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:00
Art History 126 - Introduction to Asian Art: 1300 to the Present, with Professor Reynolds
I'm taking this one entirely for fun -- had some extra units and figured it was high time to start learning about my "other" heritage for once. Asian Art isn't really my forte (I guess no art really is) so I'm actually sort of intimidated by this one. However, it IS a G.E., so how bad can it be, I'm thinking. This is a HUGE lecture, the biggest one I've ever had -- but since this is entirely self-motivated I'm thinking this will be ok.

Tuesdays, 2:00 - 5:00
American Studies 498 - Senior Seminar in American Studies, with Professor Kurashige
This is my FINAL class for my other major, a capstone class basically all discussion. Picture 12 people sitting around a fairly big table holding hands and singing camp songs. Hahaha...ok, not quite that. This professor has written books on multiculturalism, race theories and the like, which is TOTALLY up my alley so I'm SUPER excited about this one, even though it is mainly discussion and I don't know how my shyness is going to hold up against these requirements. Still...*YEA*!!

Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00
Education 200 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession, with Professor Colbert
Again, another class I am taking entirely of my own accord. Obviously since I'm interested in teaching I thought I should take at least one class. I just had this one yesterday and it was SO much fun -- the professor is amazing, the other students are SUPER nice and I'm really happy I signed up for it -- I just wish I had done the education minor/major from the beginning, now. :( Oh well.

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00
Arthistory 126 (Discussion)
I haven't had this one yet but *shrug*. Discussion is discussion. Period. I'll find out next week if my T.A. is decent, I suppose...

And that's all, folks! Not too shabby for my last semester at USC. I'm realizing now all the things I should've, could've would've done had I known...had I been smarter...had I been more confident. But it's ok. I'm still learning things I'm interested in and looking forward to it. Now if only I could find a job...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Two years ago...

I wrote this in my blog..

~ January 13, 2003 ~

..today was seriously like...I don't know...soooooooooooo happy. Like...happiness and sunshine and clear blue skies and birthday cake and warm coffee and everything else that makes life absolutely wonderful. I don't think I've ever had a day like this before -- one where the smile never really left my face.

Two years later I'm still just as happy, and life just as wonderful. Thanks, Damon for bringing that happiness with you. Who would've thought? :)