Wednesday, June 28, 2006


- I love this pan. I want one.

- Hmm, she doesn't strike me as someone who just wants to be left alone by the media.

- I took this personality test yesterday. It's pretty funny.

-ARGH! They have a contest now? I don't have an office anymore.

- Too funny. I know a few people who could've used this though.

- I bought another one of her books last week. (check out "reading" on the horizontal navigation bar under the blog title). I only need one more.

- Oh, come on! Why do you put this up a whole year in advance. Now I can't wait and this isn't even the type of movie I anticipate. Wow, did you see Topher Grace?

- I tasted the tangerine one. There was no pomagranate. It tasted very watered down.

- We'll finally be able to shop here.

feeling: sleepy
listening to: Theory of a Deanman (Santa Monica)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


My friends hate me. How else can I explain the fact that we live in the same city and hadn't seen each other in almost two years? I have to move away in order for them to finally see me. :P
We all met when we worked together a few years back. Although half of that work time was spent laughing. The place we worked at has since closed and, well, life got in the way. Some of us had babies, some got married, some bought houses and some did all three. You know how that goes. We keep in touch via email but had just not been able to get everyone in the same place at the same time again. A couple of them are lurkers on my blog and better leave a comment.
Anyway, we all got together for dinner tonight. No guys so that we could bash them (kidding) and no kids so that we could have adult conversation. Here's the thing; I hadn't realized how much I'd missed them. I mean, although we hadn't seen each other in a while, we all right away started talking like if we had just spoken yesterday. We didn't even glance at our menus for the longest time so as to not interrupt the conversation. So now I'm leaving and I feel like I wasted time by not getting together with them more often. Three of us have kids that are practically the same age and we could've had play dates too.
We had a very fun time as always. Honestly, I didn't look around to see if there were people around us but I hope we didn't ruin anyone's dinner by laughing too loud. While we were all saying good-bye, they were wishing me luck and we were promising to see each other again when I'm in town. This time I think we mean it.
Now I'm getting a little verklempt, talk amongst yourselves. . . .

feeling: I love my buddies
listening to: some new local rock station

Sunday, June 25, 2006

rubber band ball

Friday was my last day of work. Woot! I really thought I'd me more excited or sadder but I was just alright. I think it hasn't really hit me yet. I was a few weeks shy of having worked there for two years Since the first day I started working there, I started making a rubber band ball. There were just always sooooo many rubber bands lying around.

This ball became the subject of many conversations. People wouldn't believe that it was all bands and no ball in the middle. One client even thought it was a baseball in the middle. He wanted to take it apart just to make sure it was all rubber bands. I told him he was welcome to as long as he would put it back together.
There was a time when my ball was kidnapped and I went so far as to threaten to request to see the security tapes just to find out who it was. I got it back but always locked it up after that. Clients would go in there and ask to bounce it. One man told me that it was a giant ball of bacteria. Being a germy, that really hit a nerve. I refused to touch it for a while and was trying to think of a way to soak it without making it fall apart when another client told me "If you want to get literal, then everything is nothing but a big ball of bacteria". Eww. I started working on it again after that. This same guy wanted me to take it apart before I left, count the rubber bands and have people guess how many there were. I was tempted. I was also asked to pass it down to someone else at work as a "Legacy Ball". I considered that for a while too but I decided to keep it for myself as a paperweight. I also thought I could use it in pictures when I write to update my now ex co-workers. Aww.
The ball is actually somewhat bigger now since I got a whole of rubberbands on my last week. Oh, and I guess it had been a long while since I posted any picture of myself here so, there. Yes, I pose with toys at work. I never said I wasn't a dork.

feeling: free!
listening to: Bloc Party (Tulips)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

overdue world cup explanation

This World Cup is driving me crazy! USA is playing Ghana right now and I am at the edge of my seat as it gets to the final minutes. I would just hate for the US to not advance. I thought I'd give a brief explanation as to how these matches work. I think that if you watch the World Cup and care, you probably already know all this, but here goes anyway. . .

The world's 32 highest ranked teams get to compete at the World Cup. They are broken up into groups of 4 who them play each other in this first stage. The teams then earn points. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and no points for a loss. The two teams with the highest points from each group then move on to the round of 16. If teams end up with the same number of points, then whoever scored the most goals moves on.

The following teams have already moved on to the next round . . .

1. Argentina
2. Brazil
3. Ecuador
4. England
5. Germany
6. Mexico
7. Netherlands
8. Portugal
9. Spain
10. Sweden

As I write, the USA game is still going on and it is not looking good. I highly doubt that the USA would have a chance to win, but I absolutely want them to at least go on to the next round. I sooooo wish I could be in Germany right now at any one of these games. Maybe South Africa in 2010.

feeling: anxious and nervous
watching: soccer

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Ever since we've had DVR there is hardly anything that I watch live. Even if it's a few minutes behind, I won't watch live so I can forward through commercials. Now with the World Cup, though, things have changed. I HAVE to watch live. So now there are a few commercials that I've seen and love.

The Slowsky's. I actually saw this for the first time a few months ago in Arizona. I love that they have their own blog. Adorable! You can watch the commercials on the top of the page. My favorite is the last one. "There's a lot of things you don't know about me".

My next favorite commecial is from Volkswagen. It's called hike. This one made me laugh out loud.

Ok, well, I have to start watching soccer now. Mexico is about to play Portugal. Portugal has already moved on the next round but Mexico HAS to win or at least tie this game to guarantee an advance. U.S. plays Ghana tomorrow and U.S. also must win in order to have a shot at advancing. If you have any business in Mexico today, good luck. Everything will be at a standstill until the game is over. Ok, it's starting. . . .

feeling: nervous!
watching: World Cup

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

since I last wrote. . .

Friday there was a quick drive back to Tucson. We found a house! That's the good news. The bad news is that it won't be completed and ready to move into for six months. That picture is the model home. So, this means that will have to go to temporary housing. We were trying to avoid that, but the deal on the new home was just too good to pass up. Plus, you should see layout! I LOVE IT! We have to go next week to pick out all the design details (paint and carpet colors, wiring options) and we are just soooooo excited. Rodrigo and I think these will be the longest six months ever.
We had to change our moving date again. We were initially going to move in August, then late July, then July 17th, then we found out that school there is on a year-round schedule and actually begins on the 17th. So, I guess this year I'll be moving on my birthday. :(

Saturday we had a small family gathering to celebrate Alec's third birthday. I can't believe that tiny little preemie baby is now three years old. Time flies!
Alec's actual birthday was on Sunday, along with Paul McCartney. We did nothing on Sunday. Part of Rodrigo's happy Father's Day was not going anywhere and just lounging around all day. I watched soccer, then I watched soccer and after that I watched more soccer.
I already gave my resignation letter at work :( and am now looking forward to a good-bye dinner with my girlfriends on Thursday evening and an "Yvett is going bye-bye" luncheon at work on Friday. I am sooooo going to cry.
For now I have to get ready to go to work. I cannot believe that I am going to working at the same time that England is going to be playing. ARGH! I don't know how I'll be able to concentrate. Ok, enough for now.

feeling: I have soooo much to do
listening to: Weezer (My Name is Jonas)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I don't really wear t-shirts but I love looking at them online. Especially funny ones. I was browsing through yesterday and I found a site that had a whole lot of t-shirt shops.

With t-shirts like this one, Busted Tees was my favorite. I like the Greece and the South Korea ones. Well, I like a lot of those.

From Think Geek I would HAVE to buy these two for Rodrigo. The second one made me feel a little sad. I'm a dork for understanding it.

If I were a fashionable baby, I'd wear this shirt. Of course, I'd have a super hard time finding it. They're all sold out now that Shiloh has made this the latest baby fashion trend.

Ok, now for World Cup updates

Italy 2, Ghana 0
Czech Republic 3, USA 0
Australia 3, Japan 1

Brazil 1, Croatia 0
France 0, Switzerland 0
Korea 2, Togo 0

Germany vs Poland
Spain vs. Ukraine
Tunisia vs. Saudi Arabia

feeling: I shouldn't have had coffee this late
listening to: Rodrigo talking to me

Sunday, June 11, 2006

our weekend

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Our's was pretty busy. Rodrigo and I went back to Tucson for the weekend to meet with our realtor. I feel we got a lot done and have now decided the area where we want to live in. We were not able to make any sort of offer yet since this house is not on the market.
We went without the kids and it was the first time ever that Alec had spent the night away from us. They stayed at my parent's house and although I was crying on the way to Tucson (because I was already missing them), they really had a fun time there without us.
Saturday we spent all day looking at houses and comparing areas and prices. For dinner we went to a restaurant named Miguel's. This restaurant was listed as "New Latin American Cuisine" so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. It Was Delicious! I had some cochinita pibil and Rodrigo had a poblano chile relleno stuffed with chicken and topped with mole. YUM! I hate to admit it but it was kind of nice to dine at a place where we couldn't have taken the kids.

All weekend I carried around my dork notebook where I have all the World Cup matches and now the scores. Here is a recap. . .

Germany beat Costa Rica 4-2
Ecuador beat Poland 2-0

ENGLAND beat Paraguay 1-0
Trinidad & Tobago tied with Sweden
Argentina beat Cote d'Ivoire 2-1

Mexico beat Iran 3-1
Netherlands beat Serbia & Montenegro 1-0
Portugal beat Angola 1-0

scheduled for Monday is

Italy vs Ghana
USA vs. Czech Republic and
Australia vs. Japan

Well, off to unpack and get things ready for the week.

feeling: glad to be back
watching: World Cup recaps and news

Thursday, June 08, 2006

who knew?

Wow, who knew that the banker guy I work with and joke around with also has really good taste in music? By "good taste" I mean that I like it. I've been asking around for iPod suggestions and yesterday banker guy and I were talking about music. He asked me if I had any songs from The Cure and if I could make an MP3 for him. I said of course I have The Cure but told him I was surprised he liked them. I always figured him for a hip hop type of guy. Then he started talking about The Bravery and Bloc Party. I was completely shocked that he even knew about these bands. Absolutely stunned. I asked him for recommendations and he suggested that I listen to Pretty Girls Make Graves and Kill Me Tomorrow. Good deal because I wasn't familiar with either of them. I, in turn, introduced him to the Arctic Monkeys. Ooh, new music!

Also, who knew that pecan pie actually tasted good. Let me explain. I had never, ever, ever in my life tasted pecan pie. I always say that I don't like it but the truth is that I don't like the way it looks. I don't like the goo. You know, the egg and syrup part. Eww. As a kid, I convinced myself it was some sort of slime and just never tasted it. Rodrigo brought some home on Tuesday night. He and the kids were eating some and were saying it was good. Well, I had some yesterday morning with some coffee and I liked it. Of course I had to take the first bite with my eyes closed but after that I was ok. I've been missing out.

feeling: soccer anticipation
listening to: (Kill me Tomorrow) Skin's Getting Weird

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Every now and then I get tired of the music I have on my iPod. Yesterday was one of those days. I had it on the "shuffle songs" setting and I kept skipping songs. Now, these are all songs I really like but for some reason I just wasn't in the mood to hear most of them.
I was talking about this at work and asked a co worker to name me five songs that he just could not live without. "If you could only listen to five songs for the rest of your life, which ones would they be?" He could only name one for sure: Kashmir, but I already have that. So, now I'm asking the same of you guys. Could you please suggest some songs? I really want to add some different things onto my iPod.
Oh, and you're reading this and don't comment, you are an absolute codfish and you'll have to live with that.

I don't know if you read a entry I posted yesterday, but I've deleted it. It was a link to pictures of Baby Shiloh, but they were removed for legal reasons. No one can post the pictures yet since People magazine paid $4 million for them and won't be released until tomorrow. I hated the fact that I only had a broken link. She is really beautiful, though and has THE lips.

feeling: I love coffee
listening to: The Sundays (Summertime)

Sunday, June 04, 2006

vamos al mundial!

Oh, it's almost time! The World Cup begins this Friday and I can't wait! I've kept up with a few of the friendly matches but I'm really looking forward for the real games to start. Here are the current rankings. . .

1. Brazil
2. Czech Republic
3. Netherlands
4. Mexico
5. USA
6. Spain
7. Portugal
8. France
9. Argentina
10. England
11. Nigeria
12. Denmark
13. Italy
14. Turkey
15. Cameroon
16. Sweden
17. Egypt
18. Japan
19. Germany
20. Greece

I won't post the rest of the teams because truthfully, I don't care. (Sorry, American Samoa #205) England better get to work since they are going to win this time. :P I'll be watching them really closely especially a certain Mr. Beckham *insert wolf whistle here* Anyway, the action doesn't begin until Friday, but I'll post the first games now so you all can cancel plans if you must. Oh, wait! WE'RE GOING TO TUCSON THIS WEEKEND! ARGH!!!!!! -sigh- There's always DVR.

Germany vs. Costa Rica
Poland vs. Ecuador

England (yay!) vs. Paraguay (boo!)
Trinidad and Tobage vs. Sweden
Argentina vs. Côte d'Ivoire

Serbia and Montenegro vs. Netherlands
Mexico vs. Iran
Angola vs. Portugal

You have to check your local stations for times. Or if you don't want to watch, just keep reading here and I'll keep you posted on matches and winners.

feeling: soccer fever
listening to: Travis (Sing)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy, happy, happy 50th birthday, Ma! I only hope that I look half as good as you when I'm that age.

Friday, June 02, 2006

finally flickr

I've had a flickr account for about a year and half. I've uploaded a couple of photos then removed them over and over again. I've wanted a flickr badge for the longest time then just gave up. Then I rebelled and said I would never put one on my page. I just didn't know what tags I wanted. Also, I'm really partial to my Kodak gallery.
When I joined the Pirate Rubber Duckie group a few months ago, I knew I had to do something soon. Still, I kept uploading and deleting pictures.
Anyway, I was messing around with flickr again last night and the tag that made the most sense is "Food!" I tend to take pictures of our food, so I uploaded a few of the food related pictures I have. Suddenly, I think I have a few more tags in mind. Inspiration, finally.
So, now you can see my flickr badge on the right. I know it's not centered but I have to get going now. I'll fix it later. :P

*Nevermind, I fixed it.

feeling: breakfast smells good
watching: The Today Show