Friday, April 28, 2006

random thoughts

- this bothers me. Frankly, I find it sad and embarrassing.

- If this is true, I'll start watching everyday, or as long as it takes to watch Rosie and Star duke it out. I give it a week. :P

- I need a keychain. I want a pretty one. Any suggestions?

- There's a coffeehouse close to my house that I really like. I find it hilarious to hear Rodrigo order his drink. He says, "I want a short sugar daddy". Ha!

- We are having lunch catered from here at work today. Yum.

- I started adding my books to an online library. I can't remember which other books I have in a box somewhere. Oh, and I totally ripped off the library thing from Jen.

-someone came to my site using the tag "how to stop eating hot cheetos". They're at the WRONG place.

Have a good weekend!

feeling: I love coffee
listening to: Arctic Monkeys (A Certain Romance)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

club supermarket

There are days when I don't have time to go to the store. Times when we run out of something like milk or bread and we go make a quick stop. It's easier and quicker for me to go by myself, so once the kids are in bed either Rodrigo or I will go. I've noticed something about these "later at night" trips to the supermarket. They play music that I used to hear at clubs. The first time I noticed this, they played Depeche Mode's Everything Counts. I found it odd. During the day this store plays normal supermarket music. Then I went again at night and I heard New Order's True Faith. What? Ever since I started paying attention to this, I've also heard Erasure, Duran Duran, Travis and 10,000 Maniacs at this store. What's more is that I see people around my age singing along. Too funny! This isn't supermarket music, is it? It's a good thing the Starbucks in the store is closed at that time. With coffee and good music, I might be in there much, much longer.

feeling: ready for today
listening to: Pearl Jam (Worldwide Suicide)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

salmon jolie-pitt

I had a dream last night that Angelina Jolie had her baby. It was a girl and they named her Salmon. Everyone was super excited about the lovely name since it meant something really nice in Africa. I was saying it was a horrible name and everyone kept telling me that I was being mean or jealous. Yeah. I need to stop paying so much attention to celebrity gossip.

feeling: I don't want to go to work
listening to: The Editors (All Sparks)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

yvett the weirdo

The awesome Ani tagged me with this cool meme I've been seeing around. The whole point of this is to list six weird things about yourself. *deep breath* So, I think you all are going to think I'm a huge psycho after this but nevertheless, I'm going to be as honest as I can.

1. I hate the sound of silverware. I hate the clinking sound that it makes when it taps against other silverware and especially hate the sound of silverware against teeth. It literally gives me chills and goosebumps. I cannot stand the sound. The worst noise I can describe is the sound of a teeth scraping a fork. Just thinking about this is making my skin crawl.
2. I count digital numbers in multiples of five. I do this mostly anytime I am around a digital clock. You know how the numbers are "blocky"? Well, I look at the time, count each little line on a number (example: the number 7 is two lines) and whatever time it is, it have to make it total a multiple of 5. The little dots between the hour and minute are extra, so I can either subract or add two or up to four to make it add up. This is really hard to explain but I've done this for as long as I can remember. If I am around a clock, I'll look at the time, make the 5 pattern and keep doing it in my head until the minute changes and/or I start concentrating on something else. I do this for long times now since I'm so used to it and it doesn't take much thinking. It's such an unconscious thing now.
3. I do something similar when driving. I memorize license plates. Not because the driver has done anything but I just do it. I'll look at the plate in front of me and read it "123 abc" then I keep repeating "123 abc" until again something else grabs my attention. Again, since this doesn't require much concentration, it can keep going for a long time.
4. I cannot eat with a utensil that has a design on the handle. If there are no utensils without a design (when we're not at home) I'll use a plastic one.
5. I go crazy for journals, stationery and pens. Ahh. . . . you have no idea. I actually haven't bought any stationery for quite a while because I just have so much of it already. I have lots that I've never even used. As far as pens, I LOVE them. I love pens and sharpies and markers. I rarely ever lose a pen and just keep using it until the ink runs out. When someone asks me to borrow me pen, I'll lend it, but it secretly bothers me. As for journals, again, I have too many. Lots of family members and friends know that I love them and I get these kinds of gifts a lot. I love it and can never have too many. I have soooo many journals and use them all too. I also use my planner as a journal. I write all the things I did that day instead of the things I have to do. It's kind of fun to go through old planners and see the things I was doing then.
6. I have a thing about having to start walking with the right foot. The first step I take out of bed, into a room, out of a room, up or down stairs, anything always has to be with the right foot. I think this comes from the years I spent in dance. Every step always started with the right foot, if not, you'd be off. I feel "off" if I start walking with the left foot.

Yikes, I'm a weirdo. I'm thinking of how I didn't even list the traits I consider weirdest about myself. There is no reason to tell me that you think I have O.C.D. because I'm pretty convinced that I do. I won't tag other people but I'd really like for you to either do it on your own site or leave a comment about a weird trait about yourself. Please make me feel that I'm not the only weirdo.

feeling: like a nut
listening to: Red Hot Chili Peppers (Dani California)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

oh, no!

Oh, no! I started getting comment spam. ARGH! I'd gone so long without it, but alas, the spammers found me. So, sorry for the inconvenience but I'll be turning on the word verification for the comments. Sorry. I held out as long as I could.

In other news, no huge updates yet. Rodrigo is waiting for a written offer from the Tucson company and is heading over to the Scottsdale company tomorrow. His local job has made him a very generous offer but he is waiting to hear from the other two before we make any major decisions. I've gone from being nervous to being excited. Although I still feel like things are on hold.
Nothing major has happened with me either. A lot of coworkers have had their vacation weeks recently and so the rest of them have had to cover for them. Needless to say, I feel like I've been living at work.

In prosaic news (is that an oxymoron?) . . . .
- We tried Coke Blak. Eh. It really does taste just like coffee candy. I was more surprised at the price than impressed by the taste.
- I realized that it had been a little over a year since I'd bought myself any clothes other than work uniforms and I bought myself some really cute pants and an adorable top. I can't believe it had been so long but, well, I have a lot of clothes and now that I wear a uniform to work, my clothes just last longer.
- I took a silly little online quiz and I was very pleased to see that the couple we are most like is Gwynneth and Chris. They are my absolute fave couple. I LOVE, love, love them.
- I am again obsessed with American Idol. Luckily I have DVR and so I still get to watch it even though it is not live. I think I'll dedicate a post to this obsession. Soon.

feeling: super proud of the delish dinner I made today
listening to: Tool (Schism)

Sunday, April 09, 2006

yvett, the bad blogger

Life seems like it's on hold right now. I haven't been much in the mood for blogging or anything else. There is the possibility that we might be moving this summer. We don't know yet. That was the reason for our little outing to Arizona. Rodrigo had a job interview in Tucson. We spent a few days there then went on to Phoenix because I used to live there and miss it. Also because he will be having an interview there later this month and we went to check out the place.
He received a job offer to relocate to Northern California but he turned that down. The offer didn't seem enough compared to the cost of living in NoCal. So, right now the possibilites are move to Tucson, the Phoenix area, Austin, Fort Collins (Colorado) or just stay here.
There are lots of reasons why I'd like to stay. Reasons like family, friends, the hassle of moving, the fact that I love Brianna's school, I love my house and well, we're just used to it here. Then I think of how hard Rodrigo has worked to get where he is and I can't tell him that we absolutely will not move. Plus, the wages here are much less compared to the other cities. One company in particular has such great benefits and are really wooing Rodrigo. I just wish that I knew for sure what we were doing already. I think we'll know by the end of this month. I can't wait because I hate living like everything is tentative. I'll keep you all posted, though.

feeling: so-so
watching: Crash