Monday, October 30, 2006

Rewind/Fast Forward

i was going to write a cute entry about everything I did at the end of last week named rewind and then write a companion piece called fast forward and tell y'all what I have planned for the upcoming week but one word...



Thursday, October 26, 2006


Don't you hate when you were going to say something to someone and once you get their attention, you forget what you were going to say?

Man, I just signed in and I can't remember what I was going to write about...

Monday, October 23, 2006


Yup, played hookie today. My first class didn't meet today because my prof was involved in the speak your mind presenter. Good speaker, just couldn't stay awake during the talk. Really, he was interesting but I didn't sleep well last night. I didn't have my paper for class #2 done and I was a little worried about staying and driving home at 10 at night that tired so I skipped my other two classes.

I'm such a rebel....

Me sneaking away from campus....


Okay, I swear my mom has

When I came home last night, she wanted to know where I had been. Thankfully, I could say honestly that I had gone to visit Meesh. But she followed that question up with an 'all day?' sort of question. I don't remember what I answered but sheesh! It's like she can smell when I've been around testosterone. And this is not the first time she has done that in recent weeks.

In other news, after being out in the sun for a good part of Sunday, I was feeling ugly and like my skin really needed some TLC. I happened to have Mask of Magnaminty from

On hand and thank goodness for that. Technicaly it is past it's best by date but my skin feel so much better today. All in about 15 minutes, If you have never checked out this product, I highly recommend it.

Alright, gotta run but I did want to drop a line.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

New Adventures

On Monday I started my new job/new schedule. I was hoping that I could get back to several activities that I have been neglecting in my life- working on papers before their due date, exercising, cooking, that sort of stuff. And while I do have more time on my hands, I find myself slipping back more into my bad behaviors than the productive ones. Below are some observances from the past week.

What a difference being able to sleep until 7 makes for me. Just one more hour helps me feel alert and have energy through out the day. Although I am thinking that I want to wake up a half hour earlier so I can have a more relaxed morning.

*yeah.. only did a half hour of yoga in the morning this week instead of getting on the treadmill 5 days a week like I planned. And the yoga tape I use is an hour long, I didn't finish the tape. I am determined not to be so lazy and to get off my rump and hit the treadmill at least 3 times this week.

Tuesday I had my first 'bad parking' experience at CSUN. I was an hour late to work because I could not find parking. I went to about four lots before taking a chance that the almost empty dirt lot two blocks north of the campus actually was campus parking and hiking my butt to the USU. Thank goodness I always bring a change of flats when I wear heels to work. I would have been sunk without them.

*I like my new boss. He is 'green' for those of you who are familiar with the True Colors personality system. For those of you who are not familiar with True Colors, it means his personality and preferred style is along the lines of a scientific line, he is very straight forward and direct. Works for me. Although it does take you back a bit for your boss to straight out tell you if you harass someone, steal, lie or cheat, he will do his level best to make sure you get fired. He doesn't tolerate shenanigans. But he also has no problem with me expressing my opinion, as long as 'the door is shut'. We shall see how it goes.

*I love working on campus. Not only is it saving me commute time and gas like you wouldn't believe, I hear more about events happening on campus and I actually am going to get to attend some of them instead of having to run back to work. Next Monday I am attending the first of this year's "Speak your mind" lecture series. The speaker is Reza Aslan, author if the book No god but God. He will be speaking on the status of Islam today. The event is free but is only available with a current CSUN id, one ticket per. They are trying to keep the series academic and safe for everyone since it is a controversial topic. In December, war protestor mom Cindy Sheehan will be speaking.

* This past week I attended a lecture given by Frank Warren, the creator of the Postsecret art project. If you have not already done so, visit his site, The postcards are funny, brave, sad and reveal just how human and connected we all are. New secrets are posted every Sunday. He also signed my Postsecret book. Two new books are coming out soon as well, one in the next couple of days called My Secret and another one in the first couple months of 2007 titled The Secret Life of Men and Women. Frank said that women send in the best secrets.

*On Wednesday, I had invited all my old coworkers to meet me at El Torito to hang out and visit since I didn't have time to visit before I left. As I predicted three people showed up. Ironically, two of them were former employees whom I have kept in touch with. I was okay with that, I knew who my true friends at the company were and if there weren't a bad cold running through the office, there were only three other people who would have come as well. Regardless, a good time was had by all.

Okay, I have to get going. But I wanted to update my blog and get back into the swing of doing so. Ciao!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Sorry folks, I didn't realize until right now when I wrote the other entry that is has been almost 2 weeks since I posted. Sorry Meesh...

Glub, Glub

Yes, that is the sound of me almost getting my head above water. Not in time to do well on my first test in Rhetorical Theory but...I'm hoping the curve affords me a B. Right now, I have a 21 out of 34. Ouch! The highest grade I heard was a 31 and I saw a couple of 17. Fingers crossed.

Today is my first day of just work. I got up early with the intent of getting on the treadmill but alas, the treadmill would not start up. So I did a yoga tape instead. It has been a while since I did the yoga tape and boy, I have really tightened up since then. I hope to work on the treadmill, and a paper, tonight and alternate the treadmill with the yoga tape. Look Ma! Exercise!

Got to go and finish getting ready for the day. Have to find a post office and a bank on the way to work. Also have to hope I find parking, Tuesdays and Thursdays are very packed.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I was off line all day today. Yes, I have made a great sacrifice and in the interest of not teaching the new accountant all my bad habit, I stayed off the internet all day.

Withdrawal... No bueno.

Moving on, I mention a while ago that I have to watch a couple of movies every other week to discuss in my Women's Studies film class. In case anyone is interested in following along, or if a local someone would like to watch them with me, here are the movies I have watched so far this semester as well as the movies that I will be watching over the next month. Mind you, school started the first week of September.

Watched so far:
Brokeback Mountain
The Terminator
The Matrix

Watching over the next month:
Bend it like Beckham
Moulin Rouge
A Time to Kill

The good news is that I feel like I know how I want to write my next paper and with any luck, I plan on starting it real soon, not waiting until the last minute like last time. The next paper for this class is due October 23. Last time I was worried about reaching the 3 page minimum requirement, this time I am worried about keeping it under the 5 page maximum requirement. What a change.

So, that is all for now, just a quick update. Going to bed before 9 - so ty-ty.

Monday, October 02, 2006


*Thank Goodness it's Monday

I know what you're thinking, why would I be happy it's Monday? Well, I am really glad that I only work a half day on Mondays. Now that I have a new job lined up, I just don't want to be here any more. I'm trying really hard to not quit doing my job these last two weeks. I'll be training a replacement, hopefully beginning tomorrow. That will make life at work a little more interesting.

Oh and they asked me to stay for three weeks. I said I would ask my new bosses but I didn't. I thought about it over the weekend and solicited advice from my parents and both my instincts and there advice was "no way." As Dad pointed out, I have made a commitment to the new job and why would I want to stay here any longer than I already am?

I "trained" for my new job on Saturday. I put trained in quotes since the main document I will be using we were not able to get into and I don't know how much I retained. We covered everything I have to do in 2 hours. I was fried by the end. We shall see how much I retained. I go back in for more training on Tuesday after work. Yeah, double duty. But only for 2 weeks.

And I am also glad that it is Monday because my 7 to 10 class is not meeting today. Yeah, I have a test in my first class but it is a scantron test and besides, I get to drop my lowest score...Which will probably be this test. That week and a half when I was sick really cost me. But we shall see how I did.

I better get going, I need to at least pretend I am working. 14 days and counting...