Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 151: Sharon is another year older...

Finally, a day off! I woke up with the sun in my eyes and a little sweat in my brow, which meant: sleeping in-- FAIL. It's all good though. Watched a little Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Jordana Brewster looks sooo much hotter now that she cleaned up her eyebrows. I wonder if she watches The Fast and The Furious and kicks herself for not tweezing sooner...) and then went to get some breakfast with Duwain and Christy. They're so nice.

Finally got to meet up with the cousins for Sharon's birthday! Such a gluttonous day! Planet Sushi and then cheesecakes and Whole Foods and then smoothies at Panera with some cookies and then dericious food Sharon cooked for dinner plus some pizza topped off with birthday ice cream cake....geez we're pigs!

It's nice to be able to be around to celebrate my cousin's birthdays with them. Even though we aren't as many as we used to be, we still enjoy the company we keep together just chilling out and being pigs and taking naps... :)

Happy Birthday Sharon!

Love love love

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 150: dinner with Christy and Duwain

...means red rice, shortribs, pasta salad and... Seeing christy's betelnut stash!!!!

now THAT is Chamoru.

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Day 149: walking home...

Long day, my feet hurt! But had a good time walking home with Jeff from 47th and 9th. :)

Ugh though, it now hurts just thinking about it... Hahaha

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 148: to brandon's I go...

Party time in Brooklyn! We had a a spelling bee tonight! I won. :)

*on my way to Brandon's...

*I make no sense at 1 in the morning....

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 147: can I be a bad ass too?

Hajin's tattoos peeking under her shirt are awesome.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 146: just another FOTC night with Luca

We are almost done with our extended marathon! (we don't have time to hit the whole thing at once so we've slowly been chipping away at it...)

Wishing Flight of the Conchords had continued with more episodes...

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Day 145: have I mentioned I hate laundry?

Finally unpacking/doing laundry/switching out winter clothes...and it sucks!!!!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 144: empanadas for dinner

There's a new empanada place that opened up just down the street from me. I discovered it on Saturday on my way to the library and decided to pick up a chorizo empanada on my way back. OMG. Delicious!!!

Couldn't stop thinking about them so I stopped again on my way home. My goal is to try everything they have. And to make friends with the owner so he will start giving me discounts. :)

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Day 143: oh no!!!

In my exhaustion, I completely forgot to post last night! Big day, selling at the fair in times square! I made two days' worth of pay in commission! Woohooooo! :)

But. Soooo tired. I don't even remember when I fell asleep! That's pretty effin' bad.

So.. Sigh. A day late and a slightly mediocre picture...(because it's one of the only ones I took yesterday)

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 142: NY Dance Parade

I wish I could have taken more pictures, but unfortunately, it's hard to point and shoot when you're walking in a parade and sporadically trying to do dance moves.

While there were only a handful of us there for my Dhoonya Dance, I think we DID make our teacher proud, and she says I'm like her poster child. hahaha

I thought I would post maybe one of the few dancing pictures I took of other people (like the girl doing pole dancing on a platform pulled by a bike), but I figure that since this is my very first dance parade, it would be fitting to do self portrait today. :)

Didn't get to take one earlier so just took one when I got home... this is my coy Bollywood face. :)

Day 141: it feels way worse than it looks

This is what happens when you play softball with a 40 year old glove... It hurts!! ...and I am a wussy. Hahah

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 140: I love softball Thursdays

So my body has been pretty active this week. I've been just sooo busy; like, nonstop busy which has made me sooo tired and sore that I actually had kind of hoped it would rain just so I would have an excuse to rest. Well, not that I wished it, but that I couldn't deny that if it DID rain, I wouldn't be so disappointed... But I will admit that i'm so glad we didn't get rained out. Even with my aching thighs and extreme stress and exhaustion, I had so much fun and always feel good after. Yayyy softball!!

Here is my coworker's granddaughter batting a little before the game (which we won by the way! Yay!).

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 139: I can't wait for NY dance parade!

I got my costume today! Pretty colors! :)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 138: The influence of Stad

If you're wondering what that is, it's orange flavored skittles in the trashcan at work. I was eating a bag and picked out all the orange ones and threw them out. Why, you ask? Because of Stad.

Stad's been my friend for almost half a lifetime already and for as long as I've known her, she's always hated orange (the flavor. I don't know how she feels about the color). The kids in our geometry class used to tease her every now and then by throwing an orange around the room and I think once, a group of us paid her to eat some orange gummies. Sheer torture for her. Once, she asked me to share some Starbursts with her and I told her I'd only give her the orange ones and then she punched me in the arm. Hahaha

Anyway. Somehow, I picked up the habit of excluding orange from stuff. I'm not completely appalled by orange, but I also don't care for it either so... Maybe I just do it now because I miss her...!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 137: new dance class

So… back when my little photoblog was still in the double digits, I mentioned Groupon, this awesome site that offers a new deal every single day. While I don't take up every offer (I'd be soooo broke if I did so), I find that it really does bring out my adventurous side. Some of the deals on it are just too good to pass up if what they're offering is interesting enough and I discover new things I like that I never would have figured out if not for it. Like the Bollywood Basics dance class. I got a groupon for four classes at $30 but found that I enjoyed it so much that I’ve continued well beyond the four sessions and…well, now I’m gonna be in the NY Dance Parade with Dhoonya Dance. Super fun stuff! Granted, I’m still not super good at it, but I have so much fun that it doesn’t even matter. :)

Anyway. Last week, Groupon was offering “exotic dance lessons” at StripXpertease (such a cool name for the company… I think that is such an awesome play on words!!) . $37 for four classes!

I give you Kimberly, who was sweet and accommodating enough to let me take a few shots of her before class. I wish I had broken out my camera DURING class for when she was giving demos because an action shot of her in her element would have been AWESOME. (Kimberly, if you’re reading this—and I hope you are!!—please oblige me next time…prease?? Haha)

Kimberly is the owner and taught my first class. It was the “Teaser” class where she basically shows you a sample from each of the courses they offer. We learned basic moves like “the Robert” and “the Lotion” and she tried to teach us “the Predator Face” (which I will admit, I really need to practice because I am TERRIBLE at it! Haha). She showed us a few floor moves and some of the aerobic stuff for the class… AND I got a lap dance (I was the lap for her demo. Hahah). Man, that looked hard! Takes serious skill!!!

Now… I am by no means the kind of person who ever really feels sexy. More often than not, I feel kind of awkward (though I will admit that my fairly recent discovery of not giving a crap about what other people think kind of helps me deal with the awkwardness), but she gave the class such a relaxed and fun atmosphere that my awkward feelings were kind of minimal. She owns the room and kind of shows you how to own it too. She oozes confidence and tries to foster it in her students. She’s fun and sexy and HILARIOUS. I don’t know if my stomach hurts today from all the squatting and swaying and leg lifts or if it’s because we were laughing so hard.

My curiosity has gotten the better of me this year and I am finding that I am all the better off for it! Looks like I am adding another hobby to my schedule…:)

**If anyone wants to sign up for Groupon, do me a favor and click:

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 136: too tired

Too too tired. All work and no play makes me reeeally lazy... Snapped really quick on my way home...

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Day 135: first day of my second job

...and way too exhausted to write anything. :-/

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 134: on the promenade

Backblog later. Too tired.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 133: softball season begins...

First game of the season today! :)

We won! Yayyy! One homerun and two RBIs for me!!! :)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 131: Monotony = self portrait

Some days, it's so easy to whip out the camera and take a crap ton of pictures... but days like today--regular work days--make it so hard to do so. I get so caught up in getting through a day at the office that I forget to even bother taking any pictures at all. I really need to remember that stuff....

Things are about to get busier starting this week. Tomorrow night, I have Bollywood Basics class (yay!..yes, I'm still doing it, it's too much fun to quit!!) because I now have a second job starting this weekend which means no more Saturday class (boooooo!>.<) but also means I get to make a little extra moneys!! awhoohoo!!!

Anyway, hopefully, with all that flurry of activity, maybe I will make for more interesting photos.

Until then... self portrait time!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 130: waking up to him is such a delight

Live love life... Mornings with Daji...

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Day 129: "no really, I love you"

Sunday with my boys! Isn't it so nice to see that they're getting along? Though Daj there looks like he wants out. Hahhah

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 128: street fair fun

For my last Saturday before I start working street fairs, I decided to... Go to a street fair. Hahah well, my Pin Up Finishing School teacher was doing mini makeovers so I thought I'd drop by and say hi and get myself all prettied up for $15. While waiting my turn, I saw this cute cute suuuuper cute kid going at it with an ice cream cone. Such the epitome of summer. :)

Don't worry, I wasn't creepy, I asked if I could take a picture first! :)

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Day 127: city on the horizon

Riding home with the boys today, we took the kocziusko bridge and got to see the city at sunset...

So nice. :) reminds me that nature still exists even when we lack trees...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 126: it's byotp to work

As in bring your own toilet paper to work...I have a cold and ran out of Kleenex. :(

Note my ingenious makeshift toilet paper dispenser. :)

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 125: just one of those days

Everyone has bad days. Some days are astronomically bad where no one can deny that everything has gone wrong... but some days are a lot like today. Just a bunch of quiet little things that would probably mean nothing to no one else but leave you with this terrible, no good feeling. That's what today was for me...

I don't know that I can explain it or care to... but it's a feeling I thought I had let go. Only to find it was just dormant, waiting to come out at any moment when I least expect it to. I guess we never really escape our demons. We just learn to cope when they come and try to do better all over again.

It's silly to be so sad or down on such a beautiful day. Or any day for that matter. Because every day is such a blessing. One I feel I take for granted a lot. Except, sometimes, it's hard to stop... the best thing I can do is just try again tomorrow...

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 124: "of all the natural disasters in the world..."

" never thought fashion would be one of them."

That's what this man in that crazy get up said. I wish I had had the courage to ask to take a picture instead of discretely taking one. Must work on that.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 122: Vegging out

Sucks to be stuck inside with a cold when the weather was nice out today... But I just didn't have the energy to go out...:(

On the bright side, I got to catch up on sooo much tv. :)

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 121: Protest against Arizona

Was in Union Square and stumbled upon a protest/march/rally thing...

I promise I will be better at actually blogging some time soon...

Day 120: my (work) cup runneth over

Closed 49 files today. Oh snap.

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