Friday, September 29, 2006

Some time to breath

It's Friday night! I've been so busy lately...even on the weekends I just don't have time to relax. Finally I decided to take it a bit easy and just plan a Friday night at home catching up on all the fall shows on TV that I've recorded. I'm debating on getting DVR...I think for me its well worth it. We'll see...or tivo...

I think I'll actually fall asleep early tonight and then wake up for a fun filled Saturday...including work...run...swim...and heading up to Irvine for a Flogging Molly and Bedouin Soundclash concert. I'm mostly there to see Bedouin...I've never seen them live before but I love their album and music and I've heard that they are great live! I'm excited. Sunday...driving back up to LA...to spend some time with my Dad.

October 5th...there will be a rally to drive the Bush regime out. Of course I don't think it will ever happen, we'll just have to do a countdown till 2008. I can't wait. But it seems like so far away. I hope to attend the rally down in San Diego. I've never really particpated in anything like this, but I think its important. I guess you could say I'm a bit more left wing than right wing. Almost everything that Bush presents, I completely disagree. The fact that he won the second election truly blew my mind. I was so sad. Please if you can make this rally...GO...let me know if you want to check it out!!

Peace Love and Recycle.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Heading to the Frisco Bay

This past weekend I went up to San Francisco. It was so nice...such a refreshing eye opening trip to some things new and some things old. Its been really stressful for me here in San Diego, so I was really looking forward to get away. I had a list of what I wanted to do up in the city:
1. Alcatraz (including the audio tour)
2. Ansel Adams Center for Photography
3. Chinatown (Moon Festival)
4. Fisherman's Wharf
5. Ghiradelli Square
6. Golden Gate Bridge
7. Pier 39
8. Union Square
9. SF Museum of Modern Art
10. Lovefest
I took Friday off of work and flew up to San Jose, rented a car and drove up to San Francisco. We spent the whole day at Fisherman's Wharf to do the touristy thing. I got to eat at Pier 39 (check) and we made reservations for Alcatraz (check). I highly recommend doing the audio tour...it was super fun. I've been up to the city so many times and never did go to alcatraz, so I just had to go this time. I loved it. Then we just walked around Fisherman's Wharf (check) and watched the coolest musical, Menopause the Musical. It was so much fun. I haven't laughed that much for a long time. Then we drove back to San Jose to stay at my friend's place. Thanks Kristina!!




Saturday...we went to LoveFest (check). This was definitely something different. I'm not so into electronic dance music, but I really loved it!! The atmosphere was great, the energy was fun and the music was excellent. There were lots of people dressed up, I never saw so many naked men, fuzzy furry pants, and wigs in my life. Next year I'm definitely dressing up. I think the bunny outfit was my favorite!! Then we headed over to chinatown for the moon festival (check). Then we headed over to Ghiradelli Square (check) for yummy ice cream, chocolates, and coffee. I was able to meet up with some more good friends and it was so nice...it made me really miss them.





Sunday...went back up to San Francisco for breakfast and then shopping at Union Square (check). I really do like the shopping and all the stores especially the H & M store!! They definitely need to bring one down to SD. I know they are opening up one in Beverly Hills and Pasadena! Then we hit the 7 story Macy's, FCUK, Old Navy, and Urban outfitters. Then it was on my way home to LAX. On the ride back I ran into an old friend from high school. What a small world.

So Overall I give SF two thumbs up...I wouldn't mind living up there. Public transportation is great, always something going on, liberal thinking, love the city, and there is so much culture!! Love it. So of the 10 things I wanted to do...I did 7 out of 10...not bad. I can't wait to go back up. Thanks to all my friends up there for taking some time to play with me!!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Boys are Stupid

I completely sound like a little high school girl ... "Boys are stupid" ... But seriously, I just don't get them. I don't think I'll ever understand guys. It's true that women are from venus and Men are from Mars. I figured that I'm a grown adult, and I would be able to talk to guys in a mature and grownup manner, however that is not the case. Especially if I like the guy or think he's cute. I get too nervous. Maybe its just me...I see tons of girls out there with guys...and I always wonder to myself...why can't I get a guy?? Whats wrong with me??? But after talking to a bunch of girlfriends...I've realized that its not me...and the question that I ask myself is always, "what is with boys?? and why do they have to be so stupid??" The thing is...I've broken up with my ex-boyfriend now for about a year and half...thats plenty of time to get over him and move onto the next guy. I think I pretty much have the getting over him part down...but just haven't found the next guy part yet. After being with my ex for 4 years...it was pretty hard to get back into the singles scene again. And dating...thats so difficult...I've been on a few dates since the breakup and each one has gone pretty bad at one point or another...
1. Belly rubbing guy...some guy who just wanted to rub bellies...gross.
2. Coupon guy...we went to Rubios and he used a coupon on a value meal...plus he had no opinions of his own and didn't vote during the presidential elections...I'm not very political, but please VOTE!!
3. Wierd kiss and leave guy...I went out with this guy a couple of times, and the last time I saw him, I said goodbye, went for a hug, and got a smack on the lips type kiss from him and then he walked away...no goodbye...just an awkward moment for me.
So...as you can see, its just been a struggle for me to find someone decent. But I did meet a couple of really nice guys from the whole dilemma...some that I would consider good friends now. But the wierdest guy of all...is this dude from the pool...very cute guy, and I've had a crush on him since the first time I saw him at the swimming pool. And we talk a whole lot all the time, for hours whenever I saw him...so the whole confusion thing for me is that...we've been out together several times and everytime we go out, he pays for everything...and he's super sweet and we always have great conversation...but then this last time I went to the pool...nothing...no hello...no goodbye...no talking...it was really wierd and I felt so awkward. Maybe he's just super busy...and found some other girl...I have no idea...but total confusing for me. And so I've decided that I am giving up on boys...in general!! I'm definitely still going out keeping my options open...and just have fun. But I'm not going to be expecting much from the opposite sex...I think maybe my expectations are too high...and my standards are too high, I'm not perfect so I shouldn't expect boys to be perfect either...but the thing is...I really don't ask for much and I'm not that picky...but yet I still get stuck with the wierd guys!! AHHHHHH...the frustration!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Finally, Music that I love!!

I'd have to say that I love music of all types. It's always hard to pick a favorite type of music. Depending on what mood I'm in, I'll enjoy a little jazz or hip hop or R&B. But, I just came back from an Ozomatli concert and I forgot how wonderful live music can be sometimes. I've always liked Ozomatli back in the days in high school and I went to see them perform back in the days all the time. I know they opened up for Carlos Santana and the music is excellent. I think that every band member in Ozo brings something different and unique to the table and it blends together so well. Needless to say, the concert down in San Diego was energetic and positive as usual. I forgot how good they were, I haven't seen them play since they came out with Street Signs. I'm excited for the new album and can't wait to hear that. I was so happy they played a lot of the old stuff as well and did the usual congo line. I think the last time I saw them play was at UCSD for the protests that were going on. I went through a phase in college where I went to a lot of concerts...but then I just sort of ran out of money and stopped going. I think I'm going to get back into going to more live concerts. I went and saw Jewel and Rob Thomas for free the other day and that was pretty good too. Both are great live. I missed out on Street Scene this year...it was way too expensive for me. But I think my next performance I would like to see live is little Matt Costa...you can see his video below. I absolutely love his music. So good. And I know Bedouin Soundclash is playing with Flogging Molly at UCI at the end of September...anyone interested?? I wanna see them live too!! Oh and my lil' sis told me that the Spice Girls are planning to have a reunion tour...I wanna see them. And I might go see Mariah Carey. I know that Justin Timberlakes tour sold out in negative seconds before it was open to the public to sell. Not fair. I told you I listen to all music, I even like me some pop from time to time. After all if anyone is going to bring sexy back I'm glad its Justin Timberlake and not Jimmy Buffet or Lou Reeds. Anyways...thats my whole thang on the music scene.

Matt Costa - Cold December (Music Video)
Matt Costa Sunshine music video