Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Haiku Wednesday

My whole life has changed

With one email from afar,

Good news: a future!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Eff yeah!

My horoscope: Jupiter in Capricorn throughout 2008 brings prosperity and protection. Think of it as having a guardian angel on call 24/7 for the year.

Love it!

Go ahead, get your gingerbread on!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

haiku wednesday!

Look....I actually remembered!  Alright, here goes....
Supposed to get in
To the backup school, but what
If that doesn't work?
Can you tell what's on my mind??

Getting ready for New Years

I'm having a New Year's conundrum this year - cough up $125 to go to a party thrown by friends (not too close of friends, though) or be lazy and have a small get together at home.  If I end up doing the latter, I'm going to have to check out these affordable champagne suggestions from users on
-Wolfberger Cremant d'Alsace (around $15.95)
-Codorniu Pinot Noir Brut Cava ($11.99)
-Pearly Bay Celebration from South Africa (around $8 to $10)
Did I mention I love the bubbly?  Mmm....

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Haiku Wednesday

Interview gone bad
Is making me stressed out now.
Who will accept me?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Haiku Wednesday

So sleepy today,
Going out on a Tuesday
Is meant for the young.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

ack...a wednesday haiku

Still waiting for her
To finish what I gave her
A full month ago.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wednesday Haiku afterthought

I thought of it and
then it was gone, Wednesday too;
This is late again.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Buddhists say you need three things in life: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

a belated wednesday haiku

Caught up in the day,
Remembering those we lost,
Honoring the dead.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

almost forgot! haiku wednesday

An ode to standardized testing:
Can't wait for Friday
to be over, give me an
eight hundred now, please.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Maybe I'm a little bit paranoid, but after reading Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential", I'm definitely more wary of where and when I eat out.  So, I was thrilled to discover this fabulous new website that gives you all the latest health inspection results for San Francisco restaurants. If you're lucky, maybe they'll come to your city soon. Check it out:

Thursday, October 04, 2007

haiku Thursday (just changing it up a little!)

Oops, I forgot and

Wednesday came and went without

A proper haiku.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

lesson learned

I work in an office with mostly women, so sometimes I complain about how I never meet men. But, there's something comforting about not having to put on makeup every morning just to go to work.  Until today...when I walked into our waiting area and bumped into two ridiculously hot guys.  And here I am dressed like it's laundry day.  Faaaantastic.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

wednesday haiku

It's a miracle
This is getting written, since
I'm mixed up this week.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Clearly my mind is in the gutter, but I just can't get over this one:  Enjoy.

Friday, September 21, 2007

a friday haiku?

where did the week go?
couldn't keep track of the days;
too much going on.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

wednesday haiku - a finished product

Today is the last
Day of a year of glimpses
Into who I am.

sexy beasts I wanted to post this comic, but it won't fit. So check it out here.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday, Monday

I can't seem to concentrate at all today.  And now parts of Office Space are running through my head.  (Do I have a case of the Mondays?)

Thursday, September 06, 2007


Oh, hallelujah, I just found a bag of cheetos in my desk drawer.  That just made my day.  (If there's something wrong with that, I don't ever want to be right.)

Where has this website been all my life?

Married To The Sea

funny because it's true

Married To The Sea

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


I love the most random article of the day.

A Sartorial Wednesday Haiku

When wearing white shirt,

Don't forget - skin-colored bra

Is still visible.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

i heart caffeine

More specifically, I love chai tea with splenda and a little splash of vanilla soy milk.  Why did it take me so long to realize that I could do that instead of wasting $3 (and too much sugar) getting my fix at Starbucks?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wednesday Haiku

Let the stress begin,
Now is when I move forward,
Into the unknown.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Overheard wisdom

An interesting "public eavesdropping" quote in today's SF Chronicle (from a mother to child):

"Yesterday wasn't a long time ago. Yesterday was just before we went to sleep."

So simple, yet so complex.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Haiku Wednesday

Still humming along,
Avenue Q stuck in head,
"You should buy some beer!"

Awesomely Weird Animals

I particularly like the angora rabbit, which just looks like a really angry cat stuffed into a fuzz ball costume.
Pick your favorite:

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


A guy on the street told me I had a good looking walk.  What do you suppose that mean?  And why do men only compliment me on days when I'm all schlumpy and wearing my glasses and no make up?  Is there a secret fetish for sloppy nerds?  I mean, aside from the one I have?

a Mr. T revival

You know what's awesome?  Dudes who shave their afros into mohawks.  You know what's kind of scary?  Girls who do the same.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The View From Up Here

It's kind of a dim video, but this is the view from my new living room. Am I lucky or what?

Wednesday Haiku - TMI?

Dear hot chai latte,

Where is the caffeine I need?

Now I have to pee.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wednesday Haiku - First House Dinner

A menu haiku:

Veggie lasagna,
fresh green salad, garlic bread,

Free Will Astrology

I don't always get Rob Brezsny's horoscopes, but I always read them.  Here's mine for the week:
"Certain religions whose names I won't mention have given prayer a bad name. It has come to be associated with sentimentality, desperation, delusion, greed, and wishful thinking. But I prefer to define prayer as an intention to align your emotions and thoughts with the highest possible good. Can you give that definition a whirl? I hope so. It's Big Wild Prayer Week, a time when you will have an extraordinary ability to get in sync with almost unimaginably catalytic currents of cosmic beauty and truth."
Time to get in sync, I could use some cosmic beauty and truth.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Go me!

Today, I taught myself a little program called PowerPoint.  I am not afraid to say that I kicked its ass.  The (short) slideshow I made is awesome.  Now I want to figure out how to add music to further enhance the awesomeness of it all.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Charles Simic, one of my favorite poets, was just named the new American Poet Laureate. Congrats to him.

Now, for your reading pleasure, one of my favorite short poems by him:

Watermelons by Charles Simic
Green Buddhas
On the fruit stand.
We eat the smile
And spit out the teeth.

welcome to the neighborhood

Awesome. A man was assassinated by my office this morning. Literally assassinated. No wonder the choppers were circling overhead when I came into work. What is this place coming to?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

haiku wednesday

at work, celebrated by
goofing off all day.


Today is my two year anniversary at my job.  Go me!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hello out there

So, I haven't really blogged in a while. Only fake blogging by putting up little snippets of stuff here and there. But, I'm beginning a whole new phase of my life right now (which I'll go into more detail about later) and am thinking that it might be time to start up this here old blog again. Ya know, just to see if there's anyone out there.

Bloggers have this weird relationship with their readers that I don't fully understand. Maybe because I don't have any readers, but that's beside the point because I am a regular reader of several blogs. I used to read Tequila Mockingbird all the time, but then one day a couple of years ago she fell off the face of the earth. No, seriously, I thought she might've died or something. She's posted maybe 3 times in the last two years, so I know that she's not dead but I don't go checking her site anymore to see if she's put anything new up. The disappointment is just not worth it.

Another favorite blogger of mine, Cupcake, wrote a post a few months back about how she doesn't give a shit about blogging anymore. As one of her faithful readers, I have to say I was truly disappointed. She still puts something up once a week or so, but they're rarely personal. It all makes me wonder what kind of duty a blogger has to their blog and readers.

Blogs allow people to form largely unrequited relationships on both sides of the screen. The blogger has a false sense of a relationship to their presumed audience (unless they have a real audience of friends and family or something - I know, what??), and the reader has a false sense of knowing the person at the keyboard. So, when one of the parties gives up on the process, what happens to those relationships? Cupcake's decision to stop posting actually made me feel like I was losing a friend. Is that weird? Is it any weirder than wanting to invite her to hang out when she comes to San Francisco next week? I mean, I don't actually know her, or SheWalks, or any of the other famous and not-so-famous bloggers I read, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to invite them over for lunch.

I'm just rambling here, though. I'd love to hear other people's thoughts....if they're actually reading this, that is. :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wednesday Haikus

Lots to do of late.
Must remember to get sleep;
Can't be a zombie.
Internet dating -
Nice guys maybe, weird guys yes.
Many frogs to kiss.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Fascinating article on bottled water and something that I've been thinking about for a while now:


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Belated Haiku Wednesday

little blotchy hives,
why do you torment me so?
and what are you from?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Genius and Slacker

So, I was feeling nostalgic today and decided to re-read the archives of this blog. Mostly the stuff from 2005, when I was actually taking this whole writing thing seriously. And, I have to say, I was really pretty funny. Is it too egotistical of me to actually laugh at my own writing? Where did that dedication and ability go?

Monday, July 09, 2007


I just got an email offering me a visit from the "big dick fairy".  Awesome.  I wonder what I have to put under my pillow for that?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I am exhaused and thisclose to going to bed, but I wanted to share the mess that is me. I just got home from a very, very long day and up until a minute ago when I took a much needed shower, I was covered. I had chai latte on my sweater, ultrasound gel on my chest, tomato juice on my jeans, and sap in my hair. It's a good thing I also have a shower and a washing machine.

So wise

According to my Snapple, all porcupines float in water. I feel sorry for all the poor wet little creatures who helped 'em figure that one out.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What is luck?

Yesterday, as I was leaving BART, a bird tried to land on my head.  I felt his little scratchy claws on my scalp.  A scruffy looking man nearby started shouting, "It's good luck...the's good luck, it's good luck!!!"  A woman walking next to me clarified, "It's good luck that it didn't poop on your head."
I washed my hair extra good last night.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I managed to drop raspberry jello down my shirt today at work.  You can imagine my surprise at feeling something cold and slimy in my bra a couple minutes after finishing the last bite.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


hello...I'm just popping in to send a shoutout out into the ether...

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Haiku Wednesday

what to make of them,
these things called "relationships"?
not like the movies.

Friday, February 02, 2007

I saw a hot redheadded guy on BART on Wednesday.  It's remarkable because he is the first hot redheaded guy I have ever seen.  I was kind of stunned.  Yeah, sure there are plenty of "cute" redheads, but never have I seen one this smolderingly hot.  Bravo, sir.  Way to inherit good genes.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Top Nine Favorite Deep Fried Things To Eat:
(not to be confused with all those deep-fried things you shouldn't eat)
9) steak-frites (the super thin kind)
8) curly fries
7) potstickers
6) falafel
5) chocolate cake donuts
4) tostada salad shells (preferably with guac)
3) mozzarella sticks
2) mini-corn dogs
1) onion rings