Wednesday, August 29, 2007

to the newest R.N. on the block...
Leia Beth!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

zodiac [zoh-dee-ak]
In astrology, this band divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide, bearing the name of a constellation for which it was originally named but with which it no longer coincides owing to the precession of the equinoxes
Synonyms include: astrology

I don't live and die by the zodiac, but sometimes it's kinda funny to see if what it says about your sign is true. Here's something that got forwarded to me. See if what it says about you and your sign is true...

VIRGO - The Perfectionist Dominant in relationships. Conservative. Always wants the last word. Argumentative. Worries. Very smart. Dislikes noise and chaos. Eager. Hardworking. Loyal. Beautiful. Easy to talk to. Hard to please. Harsh. Practical and very fussy. Often shy. Pessimistic.

SCORPIO - The Intense One Very energetic. Intelligent. Can be jealous and/or possessive. Hardworking. Great kisser. Can become obsessive or secretive. Holds grudges. Attractive. Determined. Loves being in long relationships. Talkative. Romantic. Can be self-centered at times. Passionate and Emotional.

LIBRA - The Harmonizer Nice to everyone they meet. Can't make up their mind. Have own unique appeal. Creative, energetic, and very social. Hates to be alone. Peaceful, generous. Very loving and beautiful. Flirtatious. Give in too easily. Procrastinators. Very gullible.

ARIES – TheDaredevil Energetic. Adventurous and spontaneous. Confident and enthusiastic. Fun. Loves a challenge. EXTREMELY impatient. Sometimes selfish. Short fuse. (easily angered.) Lively, passionate, and sharp wit. Outgoing. Lose interest quickly - easily bored. Egotistical. Courageous and assertive. Tends to be physical and athletic.

AQUARIUS - The Sweetheart Optimistic and honest. Sweet personality. Very independent. Inventive and intelligent. Friendly and loyal. Can seem unemotional. Can be a bit rebellious. Very stubborn, but original and unique. Attractive on the inside and out. Eccentric personality.

GEMINI - The Chatterbox Smart and witty. Outgoing, very chatty. Lively, energetic. Adaptable but needs to express themselves. Argumentative and outspoken. Likes change. Versatile. Busy, sometimes nervous and tense. Gossips. May seem superficial or inconsistent, But is only changeable. Beautiful physically and mentally.

LEO - The Boss Very organized. Need order in their lives - like being in control. Like boundaries. Tend to take over everything. Bossy. Like to help others. Social and outgoing. Extroverted. Generous, warm-hearted. Sensitive. Creative energy. Full of themselves. Loving. Doing the right thing is important to Leos. Attractive.

CANCER - The Protector Moody, emotional. May be shy. Very loving and caring. Pretty/handsome. Excellent partners for life. Protective. Inventive and imaginative. Cautious. Touchy-feely kind of person. Needs love from others. Easily hurt, but sympathetic.

PISCES - The Dreamer Generous, kind, and thoughtful. Very creative and imaginative. May become secretive and vague. Sensitive. Don't like details. Dreamy and unrealistic. Sympathetic and loving. Kind. Unselfish. Good kisser. Beautiful.

CAPRICORN - The Go-Getter Patient and wise. Practical and rigid. Ambitious. Tends to be good-looking. Humorous and funny. Can be a bit shy and reserved. Often pessimists. Capricorns tend to act before they think and can be unfriendl y at times. Hold grudges. Like competition. Get what they want.

TAURUS - The Enduring One Charming but aggressive. Can come off as boring, but they are not. Hard workers. Warm-hearted. Strong, has endurance. Solid beings who are stable and secure in their ways. Not looking for shortcuts. Take pride in their beauty. Patient and reliable. Make great friends and give good advice. Loving and kind. Loves hard - passionate. Express themselves emotionally. Prone to ferocious temper-tantrums. Determined.

SAGITTARIUS - The Happy-Go-Lucky One Good-natured optimist. Doesn't want to grow up (Peter Pan Syndrome). Indulges self. Boastful. Likes luxuries and gambling. Social and outgoing. Doesn't like responsibilities. Often fantasizes. Impatient. Fun to be around. Having lots of friends. Flirtatious. Doesn't like rules. Sometimes hypocritical. Dislikes being confined - tight spaces or even tight clothes. Doesn't like being doubted. Beautiful inside and out.
mainland [meyn-land]
the principal land of a country, region, etc., as distinguished from adjacent islands or a peninsula; (in Hawaii) the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.
Synonyms include: continent, fatherland, homeland

Aloha everyone! Did I tell you all I was going to Hawaii last week? Well, we just got back today from the lovely island of O'ahu and I think I'm still on island time because I'm wide awake!

It was my third time there, but my family's first time so, aside from a few mishaps here and there that I'd like to forget (5-hour delay which cost us an entire day in Waikiki, staying at a less than desirable hotel, forgetting the video camera on the plane when we got, looks like I haven't tried forgetting yet, have I? haha!), it was a wonderful vacation to remember for us all. Cile and I were texting practically every couple of hours. She should've just come with us! hahaha!

Now it's back to reality, which is my least favorite part about going on vacation. These next few weeks will be stressful to say the least, and in more ways than I'd like to experience at one time. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I just pray for the strength for all of us to get through it.

Okee folks, it's almost 3 am and though my boss said I could come in late tomorrow, I don't see the need in postponing the terror that awaits in my cubicle. Oh man, the thought...shivers...

Anyhow, MAHALO everyone for reading this rant. I've got entries up the yinyang with way more meat than this little update, but I'm almost 110% sure I won't get to post any of it until next weekend. Labor Day long weekend--woo hoo!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

brief [brēf)]
A short, succinct statement; short in time, duration, length, or extent; succinct; concise
Synonyms include: abrupt, blunt, short, curtailed

Bachelorette parties...they are rarely ever spoken of again except by those who were there to witness it. So in keeping with tradition, the following is a summary of our weekend in San Diego to celebrate Iya's last few weeks as a single gal, with visuals which tell the tale...without telling everything.
Cile & Rochelle's weekend began at the crack (and I do mean crack) of dawn Firday morning. They left L.A. at 5:30 am and, upon arriving in La Jolla and being unable to check-in early, roamed the area to familiarize themselves with our home for the next 2 1/2 days. When Iya and I arrived, the first activity was to scoot the bride-to-be to her massage.
That evening we had dinner and drinks at George's at the Cove. Sitting in the "Ocean Terrace" section of the restaurant, we ate our dinner with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop (though shadowed in the dark of night), breathing in the aroma of our cuisine, while enjoying the breeze that sifted through the balcony of diners.
The "downtown" area of La Jolla is lined with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes and we were fortunate to be out on such a refreshing, beautiful evening.
The next morning we awoke to the take in this ocean view from our hotel room. I felt like we were in a totally different place, somewhere far, because this is not something we see everyday. Many thanks to Rochelle who researched every hotel in San Diego to find this awesome spot!
After lunch at Jose's Courtroom, we walked through La Jolla streets, eating our gelato, shopping and just enjoying the relaxing ambiance of the day. The sun wasn't streaming down and it wasn't freezing. It was just perfect!
Along the way we encountered a small toy shop where Cile met her new sock puppet friends; friends whom she lovingly named: Agnes, Merma, Meow, Doggie and Riann. hahaha!
After a short, but much needed moment to rest, we played games, Iya opened gifts and of course, we toasted one to the bachelorette.
After a few hours of primping, we headed to Roppongi for dinner. We dined al fresco on Asian-style tapas, sushi, noodles, etc. Sustenance was necessary for the evening of major partying that lay ahead.
On Broadway was the spot for 21 girls who were treated to V.I.P. service, from the comfortable lounge which housed 3 sofas and some ottomans, a table of drinks mixed all night by our very own bartender, Cecile Marie, and plates of white chocolate covered strawberries and macaroons that were refilled ALL EVENING.
There would be no skimping on partying that night, especially not for the bachelorette. This was a memorable night for Drunk Iya. If you weren't there, you missed a great show. Just the infinite ways she wore her veil was entertaining for us. And then she thanked everyone who came out of the club for coming to her bachelorette party. Iya, you dork.
The next morning, some of us attended mass at Mary, Star of the Sea (or according to Rochelle, Mary - Sea of the Star) and then we had a well-deserved buffet luncheon at El Torito. YUMMY!!
On the way back home, Cile, Iya, Rochelle and I passed by the Carlsbad Outlets to do some shopping, walk around, etc. After a dinner at Salo-Salo Grill (Iya's treat! Thanks!), we began our bachelorette party recovery.
I've gone to a fair share of bachelorette parties and have come to this conclusion: a bachelorette party is only as fun as the bachelorette. I look at this picture of Iya and, well, you tell me if we had fun or not.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Birthday, Matt!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Birthday, Chris!!!
Happy Birthday, Rachey!!!

"I’m not gonna lie to you. Today is a crappy today and there’s really no hope for it getting any better, so we should all just say F%^$ IT!" - Jovi

Jovi keeps it real for me here at work. Hahaha!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Kobe Bryant Ballin' in Italian

Next time we go to Italy, we should take someone who really knows the language. Hmmm, wonder if Kobe's busy in the next off-season...

Nike Freestyle Commercial

Aaaaahh, remember this? Can't wait until basketball season starts!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Happy Birthday, Ja!