Thursday, November 24, 2011

gobble gobble..

“i would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” -g.k chesterton
i’m thankful for my family, the ones who put up with all my shit and make me feel loved! i’m thankful for my health, especially being able to survive the last two weeks with that nasty sickies!! i’m thankful for my job, the one i’ve been able to hold down for three years+ even though sometimes I wanna hang myself!! i’m thankful for my friends, the online, the offline, the new and old that i’ve made along the way!! i’m thankful for my four 4-legged kids that are needy as fuck!! i’m thankful for my mister, the guy who does just about anything to make me smile!!
i’m thankful for where I am today and the things I have accomplished (even tho its not much lol)!!
i’m thankful for those who have served and are currently serving!! without you, none of us would be able to live in this amazing country we call home!!
laugh a lot, eat everything in sight, and show love to those who you’re grateful for!!
tomorrow morning i’ll be moving shit and regretting all of today’s grub..but it’ll be worth it!!
happy thanksgiving everyone!! :)
..till next time ;]

Monday, November 21, 2011

packin' it up..

we’re moving back to alief, our home on friday. yeah kinda sucks that we decided to do it the day after turkey day..but ehh we figured we’d knock it out friday and we don’t have to worry about it the rest of the weekend.
so yeah we started packing today. major fail! heh but we really only need to stick some bs in boxes and we’re good.
while empting out my bookshelf, i came across some film. film that i thought i had either lost or forgotten in cali last year LOL!!  apparently i had put it in a great spot and forgot all about it.  last year i attended a lomography class and they gave us a free roll. we walked down santa monica blvd and snapped a crappload of fotos. i srsly thought i had lost that roll. thank goodness for moving cause eek!!! i found it w five other unused rolls!!!
can’t wait to get to the new place!!!
..till next time ;]

Thursday, November 17, 2011

dia de los muertos 2011..

dia de los muertos 2011, ca, a set on Flickr.
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday, and all banks are closed. The celebration takes place on November 1–2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. (viawikipedia)
i was in cali for this years dia de los muertos.  rain invited me to attend the santa ana’s 9th annual noches de altares with her family. the only other event that i had attended to celebrate dia de los muertos was in houston at the lawndale art center, so i most def had to take her up on the invite.
the altares had many different themes. some to honor grandparents, kids, military, immigrants, etc.
what i liked most about this event was all the colors..and how unique everyone looked. def a great night!
visit my flickr to see the pics from that night.
..till next time ;]

Thursday, November 10, 2011

60 things to be grateful for in life..

really good list. check it out. here's a couple of 'em...

9. Your speech – For giving you the outlet to express yourself
19. Tears – For helping you express your deepest emotions
22. Pain – For you to become a stronger person
42. Books – For adding wisdom into your life

i can't remember where i found tiny buddha but it's very inspiring. i subscribed to the site and receive positive enforcement in my inbox. very very helpful! sometimes it's easier to get caught up in the negativity than it is to realize how many things you have in your life to be positive and grateful for.

..till next time ;]

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

fear and loathing..

visited an LA goodwill with xenia and her familia last week. didn’t look at any of their clothes, shoes, or purses. I followed rain to the book section. I was super surprised to see a huge selection of books. the houston goodwill’s that i’ve been to (trust me, I visit a lot of them) don’t have any books. and if they do, I sure as hell don’t like any of ‘em. rain found this book and I knew I had to get it. i’ve never seen the full movie, but I thought what I saw was great. johnny depp and benecio del toro are fantastical actors in this movie. 
book originally cost $1.75 when it came out. trippy..
..till next time ;]

the jack shirt..

I can go on and on about jack from the nightmare before xmas..but for your sanity and mine of course, i’ll refrain from doing that. keeping this short..i bought this black jack shirt from the disney store on thursday. my plan was to get it for my mister..but it was small for him. he thinks sub-conciously I did it on purpose lol who knows lol
point is, i now have a jack shirt! yayy!!
cari from inland empirical is hitting up disneyland for her birfday on the 13th. im jealous and totally making her buy me a jack backpack I regret buying ever since I left cali. it was $30 and truly awesome. I remember seeing a chick w it way before we went to disneyland and I neeeeed it! hopefully cari will find it and hook me up. i’ll be giving her the money thru paypal of course. k- i’m sure i’ll have more jack posts soon. :)
..till next time ;]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

the versa..

arrived in cali on saturday the 29th. just like last time, when i stepped outside the airport it was nice not having the humidity slap the shit out of me.  looked for my shuttle and jumped on.  i headed to the car rental place and was greeted by a sweet lady named ana.  she told me to hit up one of the kiosk to get my car. the kiosk i was working on started trippin so she came over and helped me out.  when the kiosk printed out my receipt she told me to go outside to the third row and to pick any car, keys were on the driver door.
i was like whaaaaa, you’re kidding right?! shit i’m use to having the car picked for me…not the other way around lol  i headed outside and saw that there were quite a few cars on the third row and kinda giggled lol  i searched for a nissan versa…only cause i had never driven one and figured it would be nice instead of getting a ford focus haha!  problem was, there was no versa’s. they had HHR’s, dodge caliber’s, crown vics (which is NOT a compact car) some hyundai’s, and a neon green ford fiesta!!!! i was NOT about to ride in a bright ass green car lmao it was just not gonna happen so i put my bags behind the caliber and figured i’d check the other cars out and save the caliber. nothing else did it for me so i popped the trunk and in my bags went. got in my new ride and drove off.
versa, the dodge caliber rental

it’s not the BEST car in the world yanno..cause gracie, my VW is the best lol but i really like it and i think i picked the right car. it’s comfy, good on gas, the trunk is somewhat of a hatchback and it serves as a great place to sit and shoot the shit.  i’m srsly liking this car!!
so meet versa.  i named her versa cause it just fit lol the funny part about this is that all i see everywhere are freaking nissan versas..EVERYWHERE!!! if i said i’ve seen less than 80 since i’ve been here…i’d be lying!!  another thing that’s pretty sweet about versa is that she’s from nevada. she’s a gambler hahaha!! i’m loving her all up tho!!
i’ll share some more next time..waiting to go out with xenia to grub it up. we’re hitting up some thrift shops, a japanese buffet, and checking out the coast.  cali is awesome, but it’s so much fun with rainy. damnit i wish i lived here. i’d be harassing her fam every single day lol i told my mom last night i wasn’t going back to houston and she said she’d be mad cause i’m suppose to be renting out her house dec 1st lol maybe later on in life i’ll move my ass over here and enjoy the weather, the people, and the activities.
..till next time ;]