Monday, March 30, 2009

Today's Horoscope... 03/30/09

All I gotta is...HUH. Well, not really. Today's horoscope is certainly interesting but I don't think it necessarily pertains to me.

Memories of someone you used to be in a relationship with are keeping you from moving forward in your life. Are you getting stuck in the past? While it's important to understand how old relationships can affect your new relationships, you could run the risk of getting bogged down in nostalgia right now. Not much can get done when all you do is compare your current life to the life you used to have. Put away the photo albums and focus on moving on. Your future awaits!

The best part of this horoscope is the last sentence..."your future awaits". I had a conversation with SY today and I told her something that JJ always tells me (which I'll paraphrase slightly): Life is great because you can always reinvent yourself. You have the power to choose, to redirect your life to a better path and hopefully a brighter future. Change is good if you open yourself up to the possibilities and the possibilities are always endless.

True Blood Season 1

Last year, I was bummed when CBS canceled Moonlight. It was a fairly entertaining show about vampires in contemporary society. For someone who is enamored with vampire mythology, I enjoyed it. News of its cancellation was a little bit disappointing because I couldn't get my vampire fix.

Then I got wind of HBO's True Blood. I was intrigued since HBO has a great track record for shows it has produced in the past. Still, I had the stigma of the recent cancellation of Moonlight. In addition, the marketing campaigns of True Blood seemed to be riding on the Twilight wave. I have been very vocal about how much I disliked the Twilight series so I was a little apprehensive about True Blood. Regardless, I called my cable company and added HBO just for True Blood. I set my DVR to record the season and I finally watched it this past weekend (a little late, I know).

All I can say is, "Why did I wait so long to finally watch this show?" I've never read the series it was based on and now I'm itching to go out and buy everything remotely related to True Blood. I LOVE this show. Not only does it provide eye candy for its viewers but it also captures the complexities of small town politics and prejudice pertaining to sexuality, religion and race/specie. I love the fact that it is the arrival of the vampire that is the catalyst for exposing the townsfolk's true nature. I also liked the fact that the writers stayed true to the dark and mystical side of the vampire (not with glittering diamond skin as in Twilight - YUCK).

Definitely looking forward to Season 2!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Alexander Skarsgard

Only one word to describe Alexander Skarsgard: HOT!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Personal Statement

I remember when I first applied for college and I had to write a personal statement. Of course, I overanalyzed the situation and ended up writing about 10 different ones. The personal statement is your one chance to separate yourself from the herd of applicants and I REALLY wanted mine to stand out. I mean, you only have 2 pages to basically tell the school what you're all about and I wanted to do it in the most creative/imaginative way. I don't really remember if I succeeded (lol) since I can't find copies of said personal statements.

Now, almost a decade later, I'm in the same place...trying to write a kick-ass personal statement. This time, there's a different objective. Not only do I have to introduce myself to the school, I also have to convince them that I'm the right fit to the program I'm appying for. And I have to do that in 2 pages!!! As usual, I'm putting extraordinary stress on myself for something that really isn't that hard. Once said and done, it's not really that hard for me to write and get my thoughts down. The trick is to show wit and personality without seeming crazy. It's really hard for me to start since I have a billion ideas running through my head. I guess it's best to just write all my thoughts down and hopefully they'll be coherent enough to be strung together to write a kick-ass personal statement.

So far, here's what I got:
  1. Write in the perspective of Freud's theory - id, ego, superego
  2. Write a one act play - I've done this before and if I can only find it for reference
  3. Not write something cliche - I think the best personal statements are those that have heart but are not cheesy. I'm sure people reading personal statements can sort through all the BS.
  4. Try VERY HARD not to go all James Joyce on my personal statement - I have a tendency to go on tangents. Someone told me I write in a similar fashion to James Joyce. Great compliment but it really won't help me with my personal statement especially when it needs to be succinct.
I'd really appreciate some input. Thanks!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

I have a pretty free schedule tonight so I decided to watch "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" On Demand. Worst decision EVER. I've seen a few bad movies over the years and this has got to be somewhere in the Top 25. UGH, utter waste of time.

Boiling Crab...03/15/09

I wanted my family to try Boiling Crab. I went with Karen and her family about 2 weeks ago and I remember thinking that my family would enjoy it too so I took them (minus my Dad). I was also contemplating on having my big 3-0 there so I thought it would be nice to have them try it out first.

We ordered a lb of crab legs, 2 lbs of shrimp, a lb of crawfish, half dozen raw oysters, 10 pcs chicken wings, sweet potato fries and 2 cups of rice. All gone! I was surprised. LOL. I mean, I expected them to like it but I didn't expect them to inhale everything...HAHAHA.

Boiling Crab
742 W Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91803

Fair Oaks Pharmacy...03/14/09

Because I needed an ice cream fix which Karen was happy to indulge. BUT, just because I was craving for ice cream does not mean we're ONLY getting ice cream. Hehe, I went with Karen, Carlo and Elvin.

I had an ice cream soda which was just ok. Karen had a malt which was better than my ice cream soda. Tita Candy's ice cream sundae looked AMAZING but I didn't get to try it. Service was a little lacking.

Fair Oaks Pharmacy
1526 Mission St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Friday, March 6, 2009

Quest Crew - ABDC Champs Season 3

YAY!!! So far, I'm 3 for 3! In the first episode, I usually pick a favorite or two and they always end up winning. This season, my two faves were the final two! It would have been great if Beat Freaks won since they will be the first all-girl crew to win but I gotta give it to Quest. The killed the last challenge. Killed it!!! Yay for Quest!