Thursday, June 30, 2005

It's time.

Came home today for good. I came home from work, went straight to the apartment and spent a good 4-5 hours packing the last of my belongings and cleaning the empty rooms. It almost brought me to tears a couple of times, looking at the empty rooms and realizing that those rooms held the memories of the past few years -- first talking with Damon, first kiss, first fights, first drinks, first lots of things. I also never realized how much stuff I've accumulated since I've started working and being on my own -- I don't know how I'm ever going to find a place for them here at home.

Despite my complaining about my parents' never cleaning my empty bedroom and "kicking me out," since I started college, they did a really nice job of fixing up my old bedroom and cleaning before I came back. My dad even moved my bed back inside it so when I came home it was all ready and waiting. That was a nice feeling to come home to.

To Beatriz, Charity, Caroline and Serena -- thank you so much for the past three years. Thank you for putting up with all of my querks, my complaints, my annoying phone calls, my smelly food and all my shoes! Thank you for the laughs, the late-night talks, the gossip sessions (=X), birthday cakes, singing new songs and playing new games. For the jokes about 301 and the bitch sessions about you-know-what. For making living with 5 other girls fun. You've all been a part of some fairly pivotal moments in my life and I'm so glad that I was able to share those years with you. You all truly made college something to remember and I can't tell you how grateful I am that I was able to share that experience with people who are so genuine, so kind-hearted and intelligent. I miss you all already and I hope that, no matter where we are later in life, we'll always be the Pali girl roomies :) <3

Wednesday, June 22, 2005



Thursday, June 09, 2005

Grad School, Week 1

So I suppose it's time for an update.

By 7pm tonight I will have completed my first week of classes for my program. I'm still trying to come to a conclusion about all of it. One, I'm really intimidated because even though this summer semester is only technically two classes, it has the work of 4...which makes me a bit apprehensive about what my workload will be like when the full semesters start this fall. Two, it's a lot of extra work outside of class as well (like 6 hours of observations per week outside of class + extra technology tutorials + tons of studying and projects) and I'm not sure if I can handle it in addition to working. But, at the same time, I'm really excited about it. The topics are interesting, the people seem really nice and hey -- it's USC how can I NOT be excited about being here for another year? :)

All the work, moving back home, losing sleep, and the stress -- I'm really hopeful that it'll all be worth it for this program. Yup.

In other thoughts...hm. Random: what's with all these new eyeshadow "packages" -- have you all seen them? Interesting. I'm intrigued. . . . I need just one more day to myself, no obligations, before I can commit myself fully to this program. . . . I miss my Damy. . . . I have to go to the mall, there's quite a few things I need. . . . Is it just me or is the weather today weird? . . . My foot's asleep. . . . I'm making too many random comments and therefore I choose to stop now. :)


Monday, June 06, 2005

Freak bird...

On my way to class this afternoon, I was attacked by a pigeon. Seriously. It flew onto my head, flapping it's wings and everything.

I was kinda' embarassed...and baffled by it. But I came home today and found out two of my other roomies had the same experience at different times today.

What are the odds, huh?


Sunday, June 05, 2005

A new addition to the Rodriguez/Lam family...

No, it's not a baby. ;)

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Seriously...if I ever have a little girl to make lunch for....