August 21st, 2010
|09:57 am - Why I am such a pessimist|
I woke up this morning thinking about my life. I don't do this often, but when I do it's usually when I wake up or before I sleep. I have always felt that I am never truly estatically happy. My happiness has always been tempered with a side of fatality and pessimism. This can be explained in two typical examples -
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July 18th, 2010
|06:38 pm - Things that I'm thinking about while waiting for the salmon to thaw|
Saw Neverwhere, the play, yesterday at Lifeline Theatre. The play is pretty close to the book, but it lacked the charm that the book has. Also I didn't particular like the person playing Lady Door. I have always envision Door as a young girl. She played her much older. This point alone, made me disappointed with the play.
Riding downtown to the loop this afternoon was a stupid idea. The hot weather killed me. I think I got a sunburn. Also the sudden thunderstorm didn't help in my impression that it was a stupid idea.
I should stop asking people out for dinner, esp when I know that the said people have a tendency to back out. When it happens, I keep wondering why I bother to ask in the first place. I don't really mind people canceling on me, not really. It could be worse - I could show up and be stood up.
I need to figure out something to do besides watch TV tonight. I hate sitting in front of the TV. It's really non-productive.
July 2nd, 2010
As a consumer, I like twitter and facebook. As a marketing agency, i frigging hate twitter and facebook.
April 18th, 2010
this is going to sound like one of those journals that make me sound like I want to tell people all about my worthless boring life, but I'm celebrating this one. This morning, I made the best omelet evah! And I know that I will never ever make it again.
Like everything else in the world, it is easy to make an omelet but it is really hard to make an omelet well. This omelet is light, fluffy, had very little oil on it (I hate greasy eggs) and is cooked thoroughly without being browned (I hate omelets that is overly browned and overcooked). This omelet is thoroughly cooked, no runny stuff leaking out, consistent yellow color throughout, not oily, and when cut open, has small air pockets in it that lifts the egg up. Unfortunately, this is achieved with a combination of factors - what kind of pan you use, what kind of oil you use, how hot the pan and oil is before putting the eggs in, how "relaxed" the eggs are before it goes into the pan, how much orange juice gets beaten in the eggs (I usually out some in) etc. Hence, I will never ever repeat this again. oh well...
February 4th, 2010
ok - i'm now hooked on the band, Lights. Don't ask me why, I just am. They make me happy for some reason.
January 27th, 2010
|03:06 pm - Days of my life - in the dentist|
Went to the dentist today because my tooth cracked. The dentist took a look at my mouth and said, "looks like you are stressing out and grinding your teeth in your sleep, which caused all your teeth to wear down and chip. I also see an abscess on your root canal probably caused by your grinding and fractured your tooth in the root canal. You need a endodontist to take a look at it. You also need to go on occlusal therapy otherwise you will wear down all your teeth. That, and the fact that you have a few cavities that needs to be filled. Since you don't know what your insurance situation is like, the total is probably going to be more than $2000." whee...
September 2nd, 2009
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June 27th, 2009
I've been paying too much attention to astrology lately. I think that's because mainly I'm bored, and work is really slow. I find it amazing how quickly I can slow down and not do anything productive (like reading my astrology prediction). The problem with slowing down is that it makes it hard to get up to speed again. Like when there's a small job that needs to be done, I tend to blow it off (even though I need the money).
Anyway. I digress - Astrology. For the last couple of weeks I have been comparing astrology predictions for Aries daily from different online sources. You would think they would have some commonality. I mean, don't they all look at the same planets? According to these folks, on the same day, I can be happy or sad, achieve anything or nothing, disagreeing with a love one or finding a new love interest, easily misunderstood or compelling...
I suspect that the astrologers just write a couple thousand possible predictions and just randomly pick and use them daily, even though they may not make any sense. Not unlike how the writers of Family Guy produce their episodes.
June 16th, 2009
I really should blog more. I do it because it's therapeutic. It gives me a sense of balance. Lately, I need a lot of balance (and pho). Otherwise I'll get majorly depressed.
Recently I just watched "Lesbian Vampire Killers". If you haven't seen it, go see it. With a title like that, how can you possibly lose? It has a pretty decent rating on IMDB too. The question is, are the killers lesbians, or are the vampire lesbians? Major fail on the grammar department.