QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"Whenever I go on a ride, I'm always thinking of what's wrong with the thing and how it can be improved."
Last Sunday, I went to Disneyland with my friend Kamilla. It was sort of her way of paying me for some artwork that I did for her publishing company. I didn’t know how much freelance graphic designers get paid (and neither did she) so I was just like, “Uh… take me to Disneyland and pay for my food and drinks.” So she did.
Anyway, I was excited, right? Cuz I wanted to see the World of Color show so freaking badly. So we got to Disney’s California Adventure and stood in line to get passes for the show. The wait was around 30-40 minutes and the earliest show we could get was 10:15pm.
It was hot and crowded and yuck. But it’s all good cuz it’s Disneyland and we were able to rest a lot. We had a couple of drinks at the Grand Californian Hotel and afterwards we made our way back to the park to see World of Color.
We had to wait at a holding area for 1 more hour because the 9:15 show was still going on and the park employees still had to reset the viewing area. We had to stand in front of these annoying teenagers while waiting in line, and after 15 minutes of hearing them yap, we were ready to murder them. I mean, come on… one of them baby-talked for like, 45 minutes! At first, without seeing her face, I thought she was only 5 years old so I excused the ridiculous voice. But when I turned around, I found out that she’s like, 16 years old who’s just trying to bone one of the other guys in the group. Motherfuckin’ A! It was fucking torture! But you know what? Seeing World of Color would have been worth it.
By the time we were ushered to the viewing area, we’d have already been in Disneyland for approximately 11 hours. Holy hell, the show better be good. We were lucky and got placed at the very front of the viewing area – the Soak Zone. We were getting super excited now… only a few more minutes until 10:15pm. But 10:15 came and went and the show hasn’t started.
That’s ok, cuz shows get delayed, right? We stood around for 5 more minutes, when finally… the announcer came on the speakers.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s 10:15 showing of World of Color has been canceled.”
Apparently, a pipe had burst. Fucking fuck. 11 hours at Disneyland. Teenagers baby-talking. Show canceled. I was pissed off, man. But what else can we do but go home? As we were leaving the park, I saw that the queue of people outside Guest Relations started to get longer. I heard that park employees were scared that there might be a riot. Psshh. I’m not surprised. Can you imagine?? A lot of people spent hundreds of dollars on a dinner package because they were promised a good viewing spot. Others (like my friend Kamilla) paid the full $97 park-hopper ticket. Some people were tourists and that night was their last night at Disneyland. Others actually scheduled their entire day around the World of Color show. Yes, shows get canceled all the time, but at least Disneyland had some sort of damage control. This time, they didn’t. They didn’t know where to send people. They didn’t know how to compensate those who spent lots of money. They just made things up as the complaint line got longer and longer. They didn’t have a plan. Some got free fast passes to other rides. Others got a free 1-day ticket to one of the parks. Most people didn’t get anything. And nobody got a guarantee to see World of Color at another time. I mean, who cares about the fast passes and the free tickets? We wanted to see the show… the show was taken away… we wanted to get compensated for that.
And you know what sucked the most? The 11:15pm show went on without a hitch. Some people tried to get back in, but their passes were for the 10:15 show so they technically weren’t valid. Freaking’ A.
"I'm trying to save him. By avoiding him. So I can be with him. But I can't go near him or I'll destroy him, so if I can just manage to stay away from him maybe we can be together."
- Jaye, Wonderfalls
HAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I'm going on vacation, bitchezz! Watch out, Canada, here I come!
And yes, yes, it might be a bit rainy, but I don't care. I'll be far far away from work. It'll just be for a week, but it will be a week well deserved.
Mmm... Toronto and Niagara Falls with my peeps. Just one... more... day...
Today's Awesome List
- Vacation starts on Friday
- I finally get to use my passport!
- Went to Disneyland last Sunday with some fun people.
- Carpet samples from FLOR.com arrived today!
Brittany: You're a really good dancer.
Finn: Thanks! But my feet weren't really moving.
Brittany: That was the best part.
Last night's episode of Glee was so overly hyped up on Facebook and Twitter that when finally saw it today, I was so underwhelmed. Yes, it did have some funny moments, but dudes... everyone and their mommas JUST HAD TO quote that "gay dolphin" thing. By the time I heard Brittany say it, the joke was already played out! LOL!!!
(But yay for Brittany and Santana! It's possible that they can dethrone Artie and Tina as my Glee OTP.)
At the suggestion of portiapm, I thought I should give this whole "Gratitude Journal" a try. I'm sick and tired of being defeated by stress and it's time for me to start kicking its ass. So
Today's Awesome List
- Lunch break at the LMU bluff: The view was pretty, the breeze was cold, and the fruit parfait was yummy.
- I put labels on a whole bunch of envelopes, I stuffed brochures into a whole bunch of envelopes, and I sealed a whole bunch of envelopes. So relaxing :)
- My sister finally got a Disneyland Annual Pass and she went to Disneyland today for the first time in about 5 years! I'm so proud. (And on that note, I'm going to Disneyland with her on Sunday and I'm freaking excited!)
- Tomorrow's Bones episode? Yep, already saw it!
- My mom gave me loose change. Cha-ching!!! I have bus fare!!!
- I got my In the Heights ticket in the mail!!
Don't worry about it, darling. I mean, these things are random. I took the very same test and my career match-up said, "Mary Cherry, the career that's best suited for you is serial killer!" I mean oh my god! It's crazy!
- Mary Cherry, "Popular"
I was thinking, "Hmm... this ep is kinda slow-going," and then BAM! Shocker ending. I can't believe there's only two more episodes. TWO! I need this show in my life, y'all!
I bought seasons 1 and 2 of "Popular" on DVD. SQUEE! I need a marathon someday. And I say "someday" because I have other shows that I need to marathon. Gosh, where will I ever find the time?
Just for my own reference:
I've seen Wicked a total of 7 times. I've seen 6 different Elphabas and 5 different Galindas. I've seen Eden Espinosa perform twice and Megan Hilty three times. They are still my favorite duo.
Oooh! OOOOH!!!! I went to Disneyland last Friday after work!!!! Man, it's so good to finally use my Annual Pass. I thought I had renewed it for nothing. Now I just need a couple more trips to make it worthwhile.
How come I've never tasted Stella Rosa wine until today? Goddang, that shit's good. Red Electra is still my favorite, but I'm glad to know that I have backup.
Ack!!! My credit card bill is due. I'm afraid to look. I must have spent a ton of money in Massachusetts.
Jack: I finally found my calling and it involves these two hands.
Will: Ah, so you're going to be self-employed.
- Will & Grace
I'm so bored. You know, I haven't even used my Disneyland annual pass since I last renewed it. I probably shouldn't renew next year. ::sighs::
I've been knitting this scarf for months now and I just realized that it's way too wide. I had to re-do the whole thing. I've been knitting since yesterday and my ass hurts from sitting. And the sad thing is... even though I have all this knitting to do, I'm still bored out of my mind. There's also nothing good to eat at home except for leftover Halloween candy. I should have napped earlier. Blah, this sucks.
I'm down to my last bottle of Red Electra. What am I gonna do with myself? I actually stopped by the liquor store last Friday just to see if they carry any dessert wines and they do! They do!
BTW... I don't know if I've mentioned this before but when I went to Virginia last September, I totally saw NEIL PATRICK HARRIS at LAX boarding a plane to New York. What. He looked so good. Why didn't I mention this in my vacation update last October? I must've been on something. It was like, awesome.
Anyways... I gotta go and... be bored some more. See ya.
I hate, hate being left out. Whether it's not being picked for a team... or being picked for a team and then showing up and realizing the team doesn't exist. Or that the sport doesn't exist! I should've known. Poop ball?
- Michael Scott, "The Office"
On the Kanye/Taylor Swift issue:
I'm on Team Beyonce
On Patrick Swayze's death:
There's already been several celebrity deaths this year that I think I've been desensitized.
On my new iPhone:
I'm slowly making it my bitch.
On my health:
No more severe coughing. Voice is back to normal. A little phlegm here and there, but I'm fine. However, due to the heat or... something, I've developed some kind of eczema on my neck. It's disgusting.
I'm ready for a vacation.
Heading to Virginia on September 30!!! Made a massage appointment :D
My cousins and I went to the D23 Expo last Sunday and had a blast! Check out some of my pics!
I've seen the premiere of "Bones" and "The Office." I haven't seen last week's SYTYCD, nor have I seen the last two eps of "Top Chef" and "Project Runway." No time for TV!!!!
He's trying to set me up with some dude. Ewwwww. Hellz no.
She's finally leaving her god-awful job and moving onto a better one. We celebrated by eating at Fire+Ice in Anaheim.
I... need to sleep. Bye!
"I'm polymerized tree sap and you're an inorganic adhesive, so whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off of me, returns to its original projectory and adheres to you."
- Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory
I haz an iPhone. I named it Swarley. I miss my Blackberry.
Why can't my iPhone receive emails instantly, even with the "push" option enabled? Why is the Facebook app only giving me notification alerts 5% of the time? Why can't I play Pandora and surf the web at the same time? Why does it not come standard with a really good "to-do" app and a password keeper? Why is it so hard to type, even on landscape? Why does the battery life suck? Why do I have to jail break it in order for it to be more functional? How the heck do i jail break an iPhone? I'm scared. Help.
Don't get me wrong... it really is pretty. And it's fun. It's nice to have so many apps to choose from and it's easier to manage and sync, especially since I have a Macbook at home. (Blackberries really aren't built for Macs -- at least not yet.) But yeah... this will take A LOT of getting used to. Plz someone link me to a credible, risk-free, jailbreaking site. I need my iPhone to be able to multitask.
I'm going to the D23 Expo tomorrow!!! Yaaay!!!! I also renewed my Disneyland Annual Pass!!!!
"I've just decided to switch our Friday schedule to Monday, which means that the test we take each Friday on what we learned during the week will now take place on Monday before we've learned it. But since today is Tuesday, it doesn't matter in the slightest."
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I know this is about 6 days late, but... LAKERS ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!! I was at the Hearthstone Lounge at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel with my friend Kamilla when it happened. I gotta say, the place needs a big flat screen TV. I had to check my cellphone for scores cuz their TV was so small that I couldn't see what was happening! Anyways, we chilled and had a couple of drinks and enjoyed our time at Disneyland where a whole bunch of people were sporting their Laker gear. It made me so happy.
I didn't get to go to the parade cuz I'm such an awesome LMU employee, but a couple of my cousins were there and I'm so jealous! I want Puppet!Kobe as much as I want Puppet!Angel.
Packin' up my office... movin' to a new library in a few weeks! I'm going to lose my office, but look... they're giving me a Pam Beesley counter!
The commute home: OLD version
LMU > Santa Monica Bus > Metro Green Line > Dad or bro picks me and my mom up from the station > HOME
But since my mom's work got relocated and she's being such a difficult old woman, I've decided "to hell with this, you deal with your own rides and I'll deal with mine." I didn't care if it took me longer to get home just so I don't have to deal with her anymore. So...
The commute home: NEW version
LMU > Santa Monica Bus > Metro Green Line > Metro bus > long walk home > HOME
It takes about 3 hours... as opposed to one.
Public transportation hasn't been good to me either! I even changed my work schedule so that I can leave the office by 4:30, but I keep missing the train or the bus by 5 seconds so I have to wait 15-25 minutes for the next one. Blah. And no, I'm still not gonna start driving.
Anyways, back to work!
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
- Gilda Radner
Lookit the kissy puppies!!!!!! Watch them kiss! It is the cutest thing everrr!!!!
If you can't see the video, watch it HERE.
((sigh)) So adorable...
My Thanksgiving weekend in bullet points:
- I finally finished my "Bones" marathon with Turtle!
- Speaking of "Bones," I'm pretty much obsessed with Eric Millegan's video blogs.
- Thanksgiving dinner @ my aunt's house. Good food, fun times, and we were outta there by a VERY early 7:00 PM.
- Black Friday shopping. I bought a pink external hard drive, Guitar Hero for my Nintendo DS, and some DVDs:
- The Princess Bride
- The Fast and the Furious (2-Movie Collection)
- Interview with the Vampire
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin
- Saw Secondhand Serenade, Cute Is What We Aim For, Automatic Loveletter, and A Rocket to the Moon.
- Went to Disneyland with my cousins.
- 6-month anniversary <3
I'm not trying to pressure you
Just can't stop thinkin' 'bout you
You ain't even really gotta be my girlfriend
I just wanna know your name
And maybe some time
We can hook up, hang out, just chill
"Just Friends" by Musiq Soulchild
Motherfrak, why am I sick again? I'm *so* over this. I'm just waiting for this week to be over so I can just bum around at home without a care in the world. Work has been super busy, but luckily I was able to have a "30 Rock" marathon in my office, thanks to Netflix's "Watch Instantly" feature.
I'm also finally caught up with "The L Word," and I must say... I'm *so* over TiBette. Like, seriously. Am I in the minority here? They are not fun gay.
My cat is adorable.
And my roommate is awesome-tastic.
I haven't been to Disneyland in so long. Want. To. Go. I miss the Tower of Terror. And the turkey legs. Man oh man, I miss the turkey legs :( Dunno if any of my cousins read my blog, but yo... cousins!! When are we going back?
I desperately want to sleep. I think I shall nap in the staff lounge later.
And no you can't have my number,
Because I've lost my phone.
- "Knock 'Em Out" by Lily Allen
Thanks for the birthday greetings, to those who remembered or saw my name on the side of their LiveJournal homepage :D I celebrated my birthday by:
- Having an early b-day dinner with Monster at Wood Ranch.
- Going to Disneyland with my cousin Mylene and seeing the lovely Sleeping Beauty castle all glammed up for Christmas. Dinner at ESPN Zone afterwards.
- Lunch with Tita Rose at Chicago for Ribs.
- Spamming Lisa's MySpace with comments.
- Eating a plate of mini-brownies that my boss gave me as a present. YUM!!!!
- Partying it up at the Library Staff Christmas Party.
- Purchasing the High School Musical 2 DVD, Instant Star season 2 DVD, Serenity Collector's Edition DVD, and Super Collapse 3 for my Nintendo DS.
Well, that's about it! I'm still trying to write my Reno blog so hopefully I can post it soon :)
I don't need no tv, I don't need no news
All I need is a bumpin beat to bump away my blues
- "Do Your Thing," by Basement Jaxx
I went hoodie-shopping with my brother. I figured... hey, I'm gonna meet 3 breakdancers in the SYTYCD tour in LA. I gotz ta look tizzight. right? Well, ya know, I thought I can just grab the coolest medium-sized guy hoodie that I can get my hands on and I'd be on my merry way. Well, I was WRONG. Since when did it become difficult to shop for hoodies, man? I understand that the regular girl sizes usually don't fit me, but men's? Why do they gotta be hella slim, nowadays? Where'd all the baggy ones go? Anyways, I ended up getting this...
... in EXTRA LARGE. What the feezy?
I'm saying, dooodz... this better be worth it.
What ever would I do if I didn't have an annual pass? It's the best stress reliever I've ever bought.
I was stuck in traffic for like, an hour. There was an accident on the 405 and I think they closed the entire freeway or something. And on top of that, there was some road construction going on in Lincoln Blvd. so everyone was trying to fit into this one tiny lane. I took a nap on the bus and woke up feeling refreshed. Then I listened to BT's "Madskillz/Mic Chekka" over and over and over again just to pump me up for the day. I have a meeting until 6:30 PM so I needed the extra adrenalin.
My Veronica Mars season 3 DVDs came!!! Oh my, they're so so pretty. I couldn't help but admire the box. I think I'll be having a series marathon soon. BTW, speaking of DVDs, I made an online list of all the DVDs that I own! You can see it here:
A few of them are actually VHS tapes, but I do intend on replacing them with DVDs. And I've got a couple that's not even listed on the site so they're not included on my list.
November is almost here. It's gonna be one of the best months of my life.
What man, whose the man, when’s a man a man, why’s it so hard to be a man?
Am I a man? Yes, technically, yes…
- Flight of the Conchords
Come ride Splash Mountain with me and my cousins, ya'll!!!
Are you ready for the big drop??? Hands in the air! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Yes, we were totally fake-screaming. Hahah! It's fun!!! We scream at the smallest dips forrealz. Sometimes we freak people out. Anyways, as you can probably tell I went to Disneyland this weekend. My annual pass expired last Monday so I had to squeeze in one more visit to the happiest place on earth. But no worries... I renewed that bastard. I'm not about to give it up. Disneyland is a necessity.
So guess what? My brother got robbed at gunpoint last Saturday. Luckily he's alright. That was some scary shit.
Had a dental appointment today so I just took the entire day off. It's just too much of a hassle to go to work, and then to the dentist, then back to work again, only to go home 2 hours later. So... no. I stayed home and uploaded some more songs on teh damn iPod. I'm almost halfway done. Halfway. It's been days and days and I'm not even close to finished yet. I have so many .wma files... it's such a pain trying to convert them.
Well, helloooooo Michael Scofield. It's been awhile, my man. Now if only the rest of my TV shows would freaking start already. I'm dying to see Kristen Bell on Heroes. I mean, how effing cute is this???
(( d i e s ))
Sally: I love old things. They make me feel sad.
Kathy: What's good about sad?
Sally: It's happy for deep people.
- Doctor Who
Guess where I was on Monday? I went to the first SYTYCD taping of the season!!! Woot! It was tons of fun. I got to hang with the ole taping crew and I met tntinca while standing in line! Anyways, it was great because I got to see all the Top 20 dancers before any of 'em gets eliminated on Thursday. Plus, I got to sit behind the Season 2 dancers and choreographers, which was excellent because...
( I got to introduce myself to Donyelle Jones! )
( But anyway... here's my recap. SPOILERS behind the cut! )
Anyways, I know some of you already have favorites, and I'm not gonna beg you to vote for my gurl, Sara, if you don't want to, but...
Just pay attention to her, okay? Just pay attention and watch her dance. If you like what you see, then please vote :) If you don't like what you see, then that's okay too.
Me. At Disneyland. With the cousins. After work yesterday.
Gosh darnit, we were gonna get on the new Finding Nemo ride and we didn't care if it took us 2-4 hours to wait in line. But wait... was that 2-4 hours, you say? NOT!!!
See, the projected wait was 2-4 hours, but when we got there, my cousin Gilbert had already been standing in line for about an hour so we just cut through a bunch of people and stood with him!!! Of course, this drastically cut down our wait time from 2-4 hours to a measly 15 minutes. 15 minutes!!! How do you like them apples?
I love my cousins.
shib, shib, sha shib shib shibby shib.......balls? shib thou art
shibby, whenst thy shibbiness provokes, thy shibby shibbs
- Blake Lewis
Hullo, folks! I haven't posted in a while. It's because Disneyland ate my soul. I was there for 3 days. I even stayed at the hotel and stuff. Why, you ask? Well, it's because I was meeting internet friends, suckazzz! And the cool thing about meeting internet friends is that when you meet them in person, it feels like you've known them FOR freaking EVER.
Cali, Kelli, Jazzy, and Lori. Riding the "It's A Small World" ride with these lunatics was AWESOME. I can't even... really remember what happened, but I do recall laughing A LOT. To the point that I've stopped breathing. To the point that I made a random Disneyland patron worry because she REALLY thought there was something medically wrong with me. Hahaha! It was awesome!!! And of course, I also hung out with...
Joe, Michele, Dallin, and little Sara. They really are the lovliest family in the planet. I gotta say, fandom can be brutal but when it brings people together like this, it really is quite amazing. Anyways, for more pics, go here.
Next vacation trip: Virginia / Washington D.C.
I don't know when... but that's where I'm going next.
Jude Law is such a beautiful, beautiful man.
Veronica Mars tonight. Freaking FINALLY.
I don't like Jordin Sparks anymore. I'll vote for Blake lots and lots and lots of times if it means Jordin doesn't get to win. And that says a lot because I don't even like Blake's voice. No offense to Jordin fans. But if everything goes my way, Melinda will win.
Carlton: You're the man, Will. You're the man. I'm just the man behind the man.
Will: Uh, what're you doin' back there?
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
I'm meeting cali_b tomorrow!!!!! I'm so excited! Plus, Disneyland with mjtolley! And possibly Jazzy, Lori, and Kelli! It's an SYTYCD reunion!
One of life's greatest lessons:
Never like a TV show. EVER. Because it will get canceled.
(( And after only 4 episodes?!! Come the fuck on!!! ))
Anyways, here's my type-as-I-watch "Office" commentary.
( The Office - 3x21 - Product Recall )
Today, I came to work and turned on my computer, but the computer wouldn't turn on. Instead, it would make this weird "fax machine" sound. I found out minutes later that a whole grip of computers in the building were doing the same thing. So someone called the IT people. They came 2 hours later. They started fixing everyone's comps. And I was sitting in my office, right? Just waiting for them to come in. An hour flew by... then two hours... three hours... four hours...
Before I knew it, it was past 12 noon and I still haven't started any of my work because my computer is still not working.
So I called the IT people again and as it turns out, they forgot all about me! They thought they finished fixing all the computers so they left!! BAH!!! So whatever, whatever, whatever... two hours later, it's already 3:30 PM and I still haven't done any work. The IT people finally came and fixed it and before I knew it, it was time for me to go home. I mean, what the heck, yo?
"I'm ten years old, but I'll beat your ass!"
- Walker, Talladega Nights
Grizzly Rapids, California Adventure, Disneyland
BTW, California Screamin' owns our soul. What the frak is that Red Hot Chilli Peppers song that they play on the ride? It's freaking kick-ass!!!!!!!!
( Prison Break - 2x22 - Sona )
Anyways, I still need to watch the season premiere of Doctor Who. I've already downloaded the ep, I just need to actually sit down and watch it. And I haven't watched The Black Donnellys either. I think I'm slowly losing interest.
Speaking of losing interest, I really don't care about Harry Potter right now. Just let me know what happens in Book 7, will ya? On the other hand, my recent issue of Entertainment Weekly had Hermione in the front cover and it got me a tiny bit excited about the movie.
I love my new Nintendo DS. Oh, Moritz...
"Is Disneyland a part of the UN?"
- Da Ali G Show
Photo courtesy of Scofield, my Blackberry.
He's my new Nintendo DS. Shiny, eh? Amazon.com hasn't shipped any of my games yet so I have to settle with my brother's Mario Kart for now, but man oh man... once I receive NintenDOGS in the mail, it's *so* ON!!!!
Went to the Discovery Science Center with my sister, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend's 2-year-old nephew, Isaiah. Yaaaaaaaaay, science! Anyways, tomorrow I'm hangin' with Meghan and Sonia again. Can Disneyland handle us? I don't think so.