Friday, January 30, 2004

the friday five

Hey, all! Here are my answers to this week's Friday Five:

You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?
-If I find out during the day, I'd call Rodrigo first. If it were evening and he was home, then I'd call my grandma or my mom. Probably my grandma first.

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
-My first reaction is to say a house, but I'd actually have to look for one I really liked, so I'd buy a car.

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
-I'd take Brianna shopping to get whatever she wanted which at this time would mean some sort of Barbie thing. Alec, only being 7 months old wouldn't really want anything. The first thing I'd get him would be more clothes, I guess. Oh wait, I'd get him more things to decorate his room. I asked Rodrigo and he said he'd want a car, so a car for him.

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
-My family, Rodrigo to give to his family as he pleases and probably friends.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
-I don't know much about stocks and I'd be scared to lose it, so I'll say no even though I'd probably end up investing a couple of thousand in something that seems promising. I'd definately save most of it in college funds and cd's.

feeling: thinking of all the things I could do with a million dollars
listening to: nothing (working)
what I should be doing instead of blogging: paying more attention to work

Thursday, January 29, 2004

i'm computer illiterate

Although I can spend countless hours playing online just looking through different pages and things that I like, you must know that I am completely computer illiterate. I know how to move around and work. I know how to successfully operate applications and can help friends when they have trouble but I know nothing about page design. Nothing. Just chaning my colors on the blog template was a big deal. I didn't know that every color had a code. For those of you computer people, this must sound really silly. In college I was majoring in unemployment taking courses like Philosophy and Anthropology and never took any programming courses or anything useful. I'm so dumb I thought Rodrigo's Java books were about coffee (ok, that's a joke). Anyway, I've been messing around with FTP and Rodrigo is turning blue in the face trying to explain all this to me. So, I will post my first image for my blog. This is Brianna at age three playing on the computer. Undoubtedly she will know how to "compute" much better than me.

feeling: like a computer genius
watching: The Doors
what I should be doing instead of blogging: getting that coffee that Rodrigo asked me for like half an hour ago.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

wrong address

I received a package in the mail today from a lady who has the same name and last name as my friend Diana. In it, she enclosed my Christmas card which I sent to Diana and a letter stating that she received my card but doesn't recognize the details that I wrote about so this card was not for her. Here's the thing: they have the exact same name and live on the same street. I checked the address that I have for Diana and it is not the one that I mailed this to. How did I do this? I have no idea, but I found the wrong Diana. She was nice enough to mail back my card even though it was almost two months later. Now I'm thinking that Diana was probably thinking I was a bad friend who sent no Christmas card. This is too funny! I'm going to send this whole package now to the Diana that I do know. The new unknown Diana will now also be receiving a Christmas card from now on.

feeling: confused
listening to: Cake (Never There)
reading: 100 Years of Solitude
what I should be doing instead of blogging: laundry

i'm horrible

I took the Ethical Philosophy Selector quiz and it turns out that I am most like Nietzsche by 100%. Then I read the description:
We have free will
There is no God
Social conformity should not hold us back
The interests of others should not restrain us
We should be passionate beings
Masculinity, strength and passion are the highest qualities in a person
Conventional morality is a crutch to man

Ouch. I feel like a horrible person now. Like those people who just go around doing whatever they want and don't care who they hurt. But I answered the questions as honestly as I could so I wonder if I'm really like that. Hmmm...... So now I guess I'll start dressing only in black and talk about how tragically misunderstood I am while smoking and carrying around the collected works of Nietzche. Off to the coffeehouse I go. Heh heh.

feeling: pondering
listening to: Sponge (Wax Ecstatic)
reading: 100 Years of Solitude

Monday, January 26, 2004

my boring blog

Last Wednesday I spoke to an old friend who told me that my blog was boring. Boring. Not "you could use some images", or some sort of advice, just boring. He doesn't have a blog himself but I can't imagine that it'd be that much more interesting, unless of course he was writing about me. So, I hadn't written except to answer the Friday 5 until today. I got an email from someone who said he enjoys reading this and was wondering what was going on. Awwww. Anyway, to keep in my boring style, nothing is going on. Bye.

I'm kidding. But since I am a TV dork, I saw the Golden Globes last night. Ok, "House of Sand and Fog", "Monster", "Lost in Translation", "In America", "21 Grams", and "The Barbarian Invasions". Do you know what all of these movies have in common? Yes, they have received good reviews and/or award nominations, but what they have in common to me is that I really want to watch them but they are not shown here in El Paso. ARGH! If I want to watch "Honey" or Torque" I can catch it in several locations, but for a good movie I'd probably have to drive to Albuquerque. Either that or cross the border into Mexico. Yes, they show better movies there than here. Granted you get annoying captions, but at least you get to see the film. Needless to say, I miss living in Phoenix. There was like a million more things to do there than there is here. I love my city, but I think it is soooo badly managed. I guess I shouldn't even complain because nobody is forcing me to live here. Anyway, the Oscar nominations are being presented tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to that. Usually by the time the academy awards are aired, I've seen most if not all of the films nominated in the major categories. I don't think that'll be the case this year. It's too bad "Torque" or "Too Fast Too Furious" aren't nominated since I'd have ample viewing opportunities for those. That's it for now. I'll probably come back later this evening. Oh, and as for my boring blog critic, as soon as blogger starts taking upgrades again, I'll start adding images for your viewing enjoyment.

feeling: missing Phoenix
listening to: nothing (working)
reading: 100 Years of Solitude

Friday, January 23, 2004

the friday five

Here are these week's Friday Five responses:

At this moment, what is your favorite...

-I can't say that I have a favorite song but I definately listen to these whenever they come out and they remain in my head long after I've heard them: "Megalomaniac" by Incubus, "White Flag" by Dido, "You and I Both" by Jason Mraz, and "This Love" by Maroon 5.

-I can drink coffee at night, so lately I've been having a honey wheat bagel with nutella spread and chocolate toffee coffee with amaretto. Yum!

3. show?
-I'm really enjoying the American Idol auditions right now.

4. ...scent?

5. ...quote?
- I used to hate when my mom told me this, but it works as the end of conversation and is the only answer after everything else has failed to answer "why?": -"Because I said so!"

feeling: busy
listening to: nothing (working right now)

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

oops, sorry blogwise people

I submitted my blog onto blogwise. I checked the next day and it wasn't up. I checked later and it still wasn't up. I went into the page and read that it would take 1-2 days to appear and I'd get a comfirmation email. No email. Right then I knew I'd done something wrong. Even if they reject you, you still get the email. So, i resubmitted my page and once I was done I read something that I had failed to read before. It stated that blogs would go into queue and it would take about 30 days for a response. It went onto ask to please not resubmit blogs. Oops. Sorry. Now they're going to think I'm an idiot and reject me. They'll stamp a huge, red "REJECTED" sign across my page.

I've been meaning to write about a billboard I saw last week. It was a PETA billboard that read "KFC: Kentucky Fried Cruelty. We do chickens wrong." On it was a drawing of Colonel Sanders slaughtering a chicken. I've never seen a PETA billboard here in El Paso before. I thought people would be complaining left and right but so far, I haven't heard anything. How odd. Now, I was PETA girl for a while, but I think that a few of the members are too extreme. I love animals and I understand what the activists mean, but I don't think that they go about it the right way. A lot of people think PETA members are whacko. I don't like meat too much, but that's just personal taste. I wasn't too much into meat then I saw a documentary on how meat was produced and I was totally grossed out. I didn't have meat for about 8 or 9 straight months after that. During that time, though, I was not trying to get everyone I came across to do the same. I won't wear real fur and I agree that testing shampoo in kittens' and rabbits' eyes in order to determine how much shampoo can go into your eyes before your eyes bleed is unnecessary. Now being a mother, though, I have to admit that some of my views have changed. I mean, the worst thing in the world is when your baby has a fever or a cough and you don't know what to do. If whatever I had to give my baby to make him better happened to be tested on animals, I wouldn't hesitate. I hate to admit that, but it just wouldn't stop me. Maybe it's that I'm over my post-adolescent "save the world" phase. I feel the same, though. I think it's more that my priorities have changed. That's ok. Another point as to why I'm old. Good night.

feeling: old again
watching: Conan O'Brien

Monday, January 19, 2004

i love my tv

I'm a huge TV dork. I actually look forward to the premieres of certain shows. Tonight, I wanted to watch American Idol, the season finale of The Gauntlet, Bands Reunited, and My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancee. Now, I don't have TIVO and I really didn't want to record these shows. I caught American Idol. I definately enjoy watching the auditions. I can not understand why some people get angry or upset when they're told they can't sing. Do they really not know? I mean, I know that I sing horribly and therefore wouldn't go make a fool of myself on TV. Surely I don't need Simon to tell me that I can't sing. My friend Bonnie wanted to go audition. She sings alright but not well enough to win American Idol (sorry, Bonnie). I think she drove her boyfriend crazy last season by practicing singing all around their apartment.
I used to obsessed with The Real World and Road Rules, but I think I outgrew them. All I ever see them do now is make out and walk around naked and drunk. It's like "Temptation Real World" now. I liked the San Francisco and the Miami season. Anyway, I hadn't kept up with The Gauntlet, but I caught the second to last episode and I wanted to watch the finale tonight. I saw a little bit. It's on MTV, though, so I'm sure they'll air it like a million more times. The same with Bands Reunited on VH1. I saw a little part of Berlin reunited tonight. It'll also be on a million more times. Honestly, the only song I really know Berlin by is "Take my Breath Away", so I can't say that I was a huge fan. Oh, I remembered "Metro" by watching them tonight. I'd forgotten about that song. I didn't watch any of the Obnoxious Fiancee but caught a show called Airline on A&E instead. I used to be a flight attendant and so this show really caught my attention. All these horrible memories came rushing back. A lot of people couldn't understand why I left "such a great job" but as for me, it was the worst job I'd ever had. If I'd stayed, I swear I would've already had a heart attack or an anxiety attack or something. This was before the September 11 attacks when people still took flying for granted. By the time people got on the plane, they'd already gotten lost, waited in lines, gotten delays and were overall in a bad mood. The only people left to take their aggressions out on were the flight attendants. Lucky me. I had people fight with me over luggage, pillows, seats, flowers, water, cinnamon, bacon, mayonnaise, going into the flight deck, trying to get out of the plane while in the air, and countless other things. Plus. I was a bilingual flight attendant so I flew into Mexico City every week. It was very dangerous there. Even cab drivers would mug people so eventually we were not even allowed to leave the hotel. I don't miss those days at all. I wonder why I didn't come up with the concept for that Airline reality show myself. Oh well, good night for now.

feeling: sleepy
watching: Conan O'Brien

you've got mail

I just finished watching "You've Got Mail". Although this isn't really the type of movie that I go for, I love this film. I love Meg Ryan's hair and the clothes she wears throughout the whole movie. I don't own it, but anytime it comes on tv, I have to watch it. I think the story it so sweet and her shop is precious. It makes me want to open up a little book store like that. It also makes me want to move to New York. I love the way they can walk to anywhere and buy flowers or produce on the streets. Now I think I'll go into a chat room and look for Tom Hanks. Good night.

feeling: sappy
listening to: The Sundays (Summertime)

Saturday, January 17, 2004


Today, they aired a Newlyweds marathon on MTV. Even though I complain about this show, I watched some of it. I get it, Jessica Simpson is hot and even though I don't really like muscle-y types, I can understand why girls like Nick Lachey. What really bothers me about this show is their house. They have a beautiful house and I really don't think they deserve it. Yes, maybe I'm just jealous, but I'll give you an explanation. . . Jessica Simpson is either a great actress or she's really dumb. I think its the latter. I'm not nearly as dumb as she is, but I can't sing and I don't make sexy videos so I don't have anywhere as much money as she does. In order for me to have a house like hers without winning the lottery, I'd have to study really hard, work really hard, and save for a long time. I'm sure she put some work into her whole career, but a few months of recording, dancing and touring doesn't compare to having to go out to work a "real" job every single morning. I admit that their show is entertaining but it upsets me that they earn so much for being so dumb. And dorks like me are making them richer for watching them. Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.

This week I saw a report on how your house might be making you not lose weight. It seems that a lot depends on your colors, choice of music, and some other factors which I can't remember. They said that restaurant walls are always warm colors like yellow or red because those colors indicate comfort and you feel like eating a good meal. Supposedly, you should use blue in a kitchen. Now, I don't know about anyone else, but, I want for my kitchen to be warm and inviting. It also said that if you just change your refrigerator's light to a blue light bulb, it'll curb your appetite every time you open the refrigerator. This wouldn't work for me because I don't eat a lot. I just eat bad things. Plus, most of the unhealthy stuff is not kept in my refrigerator. I've been thinking about my friend Diane since I saw this report. She told me last week that she just painted her kitchen. I'm going to ask her what color but I can almost bet it isn't blue. Oooohhhh! I came across the cutest refrigerators! The Big Chill Refrigerators should be available sometime soon. Starting at $2200, I think they're too pricey, but I would love to have a few of those and can imagine how I would decorate around them! Take a look. Good night.

feeling: like I should start playing the lottery
listening to: Jason Mraz (You and I Both)

Friday, January 16, 2004

the friday five

After posting no questions last week, The Friday Five are back up. Here are my answers:

1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails?
I have different signatures for work and personal emails but the one I use the most is -yvett.

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven't graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be?
No, but only because our yearbook didn't have quotes. Thinking back on how my mind worked back in high school, it would've probably been something dumb like, "I love my boyfriend," or "Kurt Cobain forever".

3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say?

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say?
a locket with "CYB" in the front and "Love, Carlos" in the back, an i.d. bracelet with "Yvett", another i.d. bracelet with "Carmen Yvett", and a Cross pen with "Carmen Yvett". I think that's it. The rest have been embroidered, not engraved.

5. What would you like your epitaph to be?
It depends on what else I do from now until I die. For now, "Yvett".

feeling: anticipating other friday five responses
listening to: Maroon 5 (This Love)

Thursday, January 15, 2004

my crazy afternoon

Silence. I love the way it, uh, doesn't sound. My house is nice and quiet right now. Ahhhhh. My brother, his girlfriend, and my 2 year old nephew came over today. On the way over, they had some car trouble. They came over, dropped off my nephew then left to buy some part for the car. Suddenly, I was alone with 5 year old Brianna, 2 year old Darian, and 6 month old Alec. My nephew then made it his goal to have me follow him around saying, " no, Darian, no Darian, no please Darian, please Darian, please Darian." I have puzzle magnets on my refrigerator and a few of them ended stuck inside the printer, potato chip crumbs are on the sofa and carpet, a cookie is on the bookcase, and I'm sure that there'll be a few more surprises for me. Brianna decided to close the door to her room and not let anyone in because "no boys are allowed" and "it is not a room for babies". I brought out a lot of toys for Darian which he then threw across the living room. Finally, I thought a little music might help. I made the HUGE mistake of going to the Badger, badger page. I knew that Brianna liked it, but I never imagined that she and Darian would start dancing around together to this. After a few minutes, I was losing my mind and closed the page, but they both made a fuss and wanted more. Darian loved the snake and they would both slither on the floor during that part. Alec was amazed and he would scream and try to jump. The whole afternoon was an adventure. I won't even get into the run-by dinner. Alec is asleep now, Darian is home, and Brianna is playing in her room. It is nice and quiet here. Let's see how long this lasts. . . . .

feeling: relaxed & relieved
listening to: nothing!

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

I'm soooooo old

It has been raining all day today! I love it! Living in the desert, we don't get much rain at all and so I hardly get to use my sunflower umbrella. It isn't a sunflower pattern. It is only a giant sunflower. I used it today when I dropped of Brianna. I skipped the bus stop and took her straight to school. There, a little boy was pointing and yelling "Look at her umbrella!" Then a little girl said it was beautiful and started asking Brianna where she got it What can I say? I'm cool with the four year-olds.

I'm getting older. Old, rather. Here are a few things that I've recently noticed:

-I get excited over things that would be boring if I wasn't old. I get so excited now over things like furniture and appliances. A couple of months ago when we went to get a washer and dryer and you would've thought it was birthday I was so excited. I got home and called my mom and my grandma to let them know about the new appliances. Yesterday, Rodrigo got home with a new computer desk. I wouldn't have been happier if he would've brought me flowers and jewelry (ok, maybe I would've). The point is that these things didn't use to be such a big deal and to and now they are. Old.
-Time goes by sooooo much quicker. There aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things that I would like to do. I wake up and the first thing I do is make a mental list of things to do and the order. I remember it used to take FOREVER for Christmas, my birthday, and summer vacation to arrive. Now I think "another birthday already?!?!" Time for Christmas shopping already?!"
-Thirty doesn't seem old anymore. I remember being in mourning for my lost youth when I turned twenty. I thought it was practically the end of the world. Now as I get closer and closer to thirty, it just doesn't seem old anymore. In fact, a lot of my friends are now older than 30.
-I look forward to staying in. Not too long ago, I was always wondering what was going on for the coming weekend. We still go out once in a while, but now staying home really appeals to me. Being able to sleep late on weekends is a real treat. I actually look forward to sleep now. Old.
-My house is now one of the gathering places. On special occasions, we would usually be at my mom's house. Now since I don't have that little studio that I'd practically just sleep in or that small apartment that no one really fits in, my family actually comes over. I mean, I have a dining room and actual food to give them. Not ramen noodles. In December, my uncle was in town and my family came over. The ladies kicked me out of the kitchen to make a real meal and clean up and didn't once complain about what I didn't have in the kitchen. Whoa! I have a real kitchen. When did that happen? I'm old.
Now that I'm officially depressed, I'm going to do something totally immature. Ok, I'm really going to wash dishes. This only confirms that I am really adult now with real responsibilities.

feeling: what else? Old!
listening to: Morrissey (Whatever Happens I Love You)

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

the tile machine

As if I wasn't addicted enough to the internet already, today I found out about The tile machine. Just like Mr. Picassohead, I can't stop drawing. So tonight's entry will be a short one as I have to go create more tiles! Good night.

feeling: like drawing
watching: Final Destination

Monday, January 12, 2004

my neighbors

I love the neighborhood that I moved into. It is very residential, pretty houses, and quiet. There is a park about three blocks away and a mall, Pier 1, Target, and all sorts of restaurants about a five minute drive away. I love it! There is one thing that really bothers me, though. I don't know my neighbors and I'm sure that they are good people, but they have the most ridiculous lawn decoration imaginable. You see, in their front yard, they have 6 toilets. Yes, toilets. They use them as planters and have little flowers flowing out of them. I have to admire their creativity, but they just look soooooo horrible. Maybe I'll go over and offer take them to a museum or something. Anything to get rid of them. Oh well, I guess different people have different perceptions of art and beauty.

I came across a page called My Pet Fat today. I think this is hilarious! The concept is that you carry around this fake fat as a pet in order to remember that you want to lose weight. I wonder if it works. I guess by the same rational, someone could carry around a picture of themselves where they think they look fat. Anyone who has tried this pet fat thing, please let me know! That's all for now! Bye!

feeling: confused about toilets as decorations
listening to: Natalie Merchant (Jealousy)

Sunday, January 11, 2004

house of sand and fog

Yesterday I watched the Critic's Choice awards. I have to admit that I'm an awards show junkie. The people and movies that I thought would win pretty much did. I haven't seen "Monster" as it has not yet opened in my city, but from what I've seen, I think that Charlize Theron did an amazing job. I can't wait to see it! I thought Sean Penn would win and I also thought that LOTR would win a lot of things. I think the Oscars will be pretty much the same. They HAVE to award LOTR now since it is the last one. Don't get me wrong, I think the whole trilogy is great, but there won't be anymore, so its now or never. I read House of Sand and Fog about three years ago and I loved it! Sir Ben Kingsley was nominated for best actor for this movie. I haven't seen this movie either. It opened the Friday after Christmas but it was either shown here for like half a day or it wasn't shown here at all. Its times like these that I wish I lived in a place a little more artsy.

Looking over different sites for ideas for Denise's wedding, I came across an Asian themed wedding page. I honestly feel like getting married just to have an Asian wedding. It has all sorts of favors like silk fortune cookies and different colored chopsticks. There are also little bags to fill with good luck coins. My mind is going crazy trying to come up with a good reason to throw my Asian party. Brianna is going to be graduating (from Pre-K) this June. I was thinking of an Asian party maybe to wish her good luck as she starts her education journey. Yes, then I'd make little invitations as a scroll or attached to a fan. Is that too much? Yay! Another party project! That is it for today.

feeling: creative
listening to: La Ley (Mentira)

Saturday, January 10, 2004


I'm addicted to my stumble toolbar. For those of you who don't know, there is a page called Stumbleupon (you can find it on What you do is pick topics that interest you and make a small profile about yourself. Then you download the toolbar. You can pick from any of the topics that you chose, all of your topics, or any random topic and click on the "stumble" button. It then takes you to various pages that interest you. Once you are there, you can rate a page or rate any page that you like. I love it. Whenever I am bored, I just click on stumble and it takes me to all sorts of pages that I would've never found. As if I needed another reason to be in front of my computer. Anyway, this is what I was doing right now instead of doing anything productive. I'm going to get up now and do something else. Really, I am.

feeling: like I don't really want to get up
listening to: Audioslave (Like A Stone)

no friday five

There was no Friday Five today, so I guess I'll have to write about something else. Today, I finally came up with what to make for Valentine's Day! I would write about it, but I'm going to be giving this to my friends, so I'll wait until after Feb 14th. It's so simple I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. I was actually thinking that this could also make a good wedding favor.
Denise finally came up with a color for her wedding. She was down to terracotta and lime green. Being as to how the wedding is in July, I think she's going with the lime green. I think this will look really nice and fresh for a summer wedding. I can't wait. The wedding gives me more motivation to actually start that diet. I think I'll start on Monday.

feeling: sleepy
listening to: The Sundays (Wild Horses)

Thursday, January 08, 2004

chef yvett

I like cooking but I don't really know how to do a lot of it. My grandma has made it her goal to teach me how to cook like her. I try. She's a really, really, really great cook, though. She makes everything from scratch and has such good seasoning. I won't go out to eat Mexican food because none of it is as good as my grandma's. Also, I've never really cooked Mexican food either because if we wanted gorditas or something my grandma would make it for us. Today, though, I made a "tres leches" cake (three milks). It was the first time I made one and I was a little nervous. I can bake, but this cake has to be almost liquidy with lots of milk. As a little girl, I wouldn't dare taste these cakes because my dad told me it was cow, goat, and donkey milk. It is actually evaporated milk, sweet condensed milk and whole milk (I used 2%). I was determined to make such a good cake that once it was baked, I made so many holes in it that once I filled it with the milk, it came out nice and mushy. This is how it should be. It passed the Rodrigo taste test and this is how I know it was good. Yay! Next time, I want to top it with kiwi, peach, and strawberry. Yum! Diet? What diet? Oh yeah, needless to say, I haven't started on that yet. I'll keep you all posted.
Good night.

feeling: pleased and full
watching: Just Shoot Me

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

craft people, help me!

Going over the entry I made on Monday, I feel I came across as a slob. Ok, I'm not a slob. I'm pretty obsesive compulsive about a lot of things, I mean, my clothes hangers are color-coded, but since we've moved, I hadn't really put things away like I should. We moved here in the end of October and since then I've been changing holiday decorations. This hadn't allowed me to properly put things away in storage or take things out. I don't know why, it just hadn't. Then I get to a point where there are so many things to put away, that I don't even know where to start. That's when I start avoiding picking up. A couple of years ago, I didn't take down my Christmas tree until like February. We were making fun and calling it the holiday tree. I figured I'd just change the decorations to hearts, shamrocks, eggs, etc. etc.
I had a lot of left-over material from my Christmas crafts this year. I woudn't mind, but I have a lot of wrapping paper left over. Since I stick to one theme or color scheme each year. I can't really use it next year. This year, I used purple. I don't really care for purple too much, but I saw a design on a card that I liked then some coordinating paper and I just had to use it. Oh well, I'm sure I'll find some use for the paper.
I am at a blank for what to make for Valentine's Day. This never happens to me, but I just don't know what to make. I already know what to make for Mother's Day and Halloween, but not Valentines Day. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I was thinking of little fleece heart shaped pillows filled with potpourri but I'm not too thrilled about that. Then I thought about cookie bouquets but I don't really want to spend all that much. Well, I think I'll go looking for some online ideas now. Good night.

feeling: not so crafty (sob, sob)
listening to: Coldplay (Trouble)

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

yvett the wedding planner

My friend Denise is getting married! I'm sooooooooo excited for her. I absolutely love weddings! I'm sure I'm never going to have one, but I still love everything about them. I used to watch "a wedding story" just to critizice. I know, how rude, but its true. Growing up my parents were invited to weddings all the time and we would always go. I never imagined how mine would be as I've heard a lot of friends have done, but I would always imagine that I had decorated the place myself. My parents would get up and dance and I'd stay watching everything and think about what I would've done differently or what I thought was beautiful. Being a wedding planner would be my ultimate dream job, but I know I'd be the worst planner in the world. The only way I'd be great is if people would just hand over their money, tell me to handle it all, and stay out of it. That, of course, would never happen. I think that if I was really a wedding planner, I'd try to convince people that their ideas were wrong and try to design my own party. I better stop before Denise changes her mind about letting me help her with preparations.
I'm very upset at Britney Spears (like she cares). For about 7 or 8 years now, I've wanted to go the The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, get married, take lots of pictures, then have an anullment. I was very close to doing it on a trip to Vegas when I was 20. but my boyfriend at the time wouldn't go along with the whole deal. Now Britney goes and does what I want at even the same chapel forever ruining my idea. Now if I really go do that I'd be accused of "pulling a Britney". Argh. I'd like to be accused of looking like Britney, but not of trying to be her. That's all for tonight. Good night, all.

feeling: full of wedding ideas
listening to: Norah Jones (Don't Know Why)

Saturday, January 03, 2004


"Helloyvetty" came about while I was living in Phoenix. I was at the mall with a couple of friends and since I really love Hello Kitty we went to the Sanrio store. We were browsing and they had barely installed one of those machines where you take a picture and it prints onto stickers. We took a picture were we had Hello Kitty's ears, bow, nose, and whiskers placed over our faces. When the stickers were printed, it turned out that I was the only one who didn't move and have the nose cover my eyes or something. Still, we showed the stickers to a few other friends and one of them scratched out "kitty" and wrote "yvetty" below the picture. For the next few weeks, he'd say "Hello, yvett-y." whenever he'd see me. It caught on to some other friends and after a while I just started drawing Hello Kitty and writing "helloyvetty" instead. I kept doing it even after I left Arizona. Then I used it as my email address, screen name, and now as the title of my blog. It doesn't mean anything and I'm not saying hello to myself. For those of you who wanted an explanation, there it is. I'm sorry if the story isn't interesting but if you want to think that helloyvetty is like my stagename, alterego, or secret agent name, go right ahead. Whatever keeps you coming back to read. As for now, good night. Oh, I almost forgot (again) to wish everyone a very happy new year! Happy New Year. Better late than never.

feeling: sleepy
watching: The Real World New Orleans marathon

Friday, January 02, 2004

the friday five

I feel kind of compelled to write about my New Year's Eve and New Year's Day but there really isn't much to say. It was good. I skipped the usual outtings and decided to do the family thing at my mom's. The food was good, the kids were loud, the house was warm and I was comfortable.
Today instead of writing about my day, I'm going to answer the friday five.

What one thing are you most looking forward to . . .
- an evening with Alec and Rodrigo
2. ...over the next week?
- hopefully finally shaking this cold
3. ...this year?
- planning and decorating for parties and gatherings (Alec's birthday, Brianna's graduation, Denise's wedding)
4. ...over the next five years?
- Rodrigo graduating
5. ...for the rest of your life?
- watching Brianna and Alec grow

feeling: anticipating reading other people's friday five
watching: Newlyweds