30 September 2005

TAG - I'm "IT" Again

TEN YEARS AGO: I was 1 month into my 1st year of college. I was still young and full of hope. I was also learning that dorm living is quite the experience. (Clean the shower in your suite. Your suite mates do not want to see what's left when you are done *gag*)

FIVE YEARS AGO: I was going CRAZY!!

ONE YEAR AGO: I was sorting and filing by day and making lattes by night.

YESTERDAY: See ONE YEAR AGO.

TOP 5

SNACKS I ENJOY:
1) Applesauce
2) Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles
3) Craisins
4) Lemon Crumb Bar
5) Yogurt

SONGS I KNOW ALL THE WORDS TO:
1) Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
2) Def Leppard - Armageddon It
3) Gloria Estefan - Ay, Ay, Ay Amor
4) Luis Miguel - Nada es Igual
5) Mariah Carey - Never Forget You
*4&5 hmmmm... funny that*

THINGS I COULD DO WITH $1 MILLION:
1) Donate to a children's charity
2) Finish school
3) Get the musical instruments I want
4) Help family
5) Pay off debt completely

BAD HABITS:
1) Easily distracted
2) Forgetful
3) Nail biting
4) Starting and not finishing projects
5) Talk too much

BIGGEST JOYS:
1) Being free to learn
2) Family
3) Friends
4) Music
5) My niece

FAVORITE TOYS:
1) Architectural stuff
2) Books
3) Computer
4) Guitars
5) PS2

PLACES I WOULD RUN AWAY TO:
1) France (in the country)
2) Greece (not sure where)
3) Morocco
4) Spain (not sure where)
5) Tivoli (or anywhere else in Italy)

THINGS I'D NEVER WEAR:
1) A visible thong
2) Pleated anything
3) Sheer blouse
4) Stilettos (I'm too clumsy)
5) This shirt

TV SHOWS:
1) ALIAS
2) Attack of the Show
3) CSI (any of them)
4) Inu Yasha
5) R.O.D the TV (duh!!)

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS I'D DATE:
1) Col. Roy Mustang
2) "Manuel" in Sonadoras - Eduardo Verastegui
3) "Alberto" in Mi Pequena Traviesa - Hector Soberon
4) Inu Yasha
5) "Jose Julian" in Salome - Rafael Amaya
*I cheated on this one. I want the 3 actors.*

Not So Subliminal

29 September 2005

AI

I think I'm a natural Blonde.



4:50 pm - Addendum

A drunk Blonde at a frat party has a higher IQ than me.

28 September 2005

I'm Gonna Live Forever

Today as I avoid my work yet again I realize that I am not a good person. NEWSFLASH!! No this is not news to me but for some reason I'm thinking about it. I DON'T CARE. That is my problem. I always feel as though I am at war with myself over what I should be doing and whether or not what I do is right or wrong.
Black or white, dark or light, blindness and sight. Can you tell I grew up in church? No matter what I do I will never be the "Good Girl" (Woman of outstanding moral character) that I wanted to be. I ran myself into the ground trying to be "good". That lifestyle drove me crazy (literally). I liked myself better in those days, true. But, like everyone, I still had my fair share of issues. Now I exist and don't know what the hell for. What halfway redeeming qualities do I have? My own mom says I'm mean (harsh, yet true).
As far as I can tell there are only a couple of options and neither is appealing at the moment. I've got to figure this thing out.

22 September 2005

Rated "H"



Yesterday I was browsing an online anime shop for a present. Okay, and for some R.O.D gear (busted!) Of course I got caught up looking at the amazing amount of items they offered but one in particular stood out. I thought this was hilarious and I know quite a few people I could bestow this upon. It's great because it comes both in a guys' t-shirt and a girls' babydoll. Equal opportunity is a beautiful thing.

21 September 2005

Promises, promises

We've ALL said or been on the receiving end of two very dangerous words in one distinct phrase: I promise.

There is no better feeling than when someone uses this phrase and comes through and fulfills their obligation. This is especially true when it is for something you did not ask for but someone knew you wanted it so they decided to make this happen for you. There is also a great feeling of satisfaction and completion when you can keep a promise you have made. For me seeing the joy that comes to someone else in these situations is ....well I honestly can't find words.

Oh but when you can't come through. As for me I feel like the worst person ever. My integrity takes a blow and people wonder whether or not I can truly be trusted. Who wants that dark cloud hanging over their head? Often remembering the faces of others when I have had to break a promise in the past keeps me from doing now. After all I'm supposed to be older and wiser and know better, right? WRONG!

Well I haven't broken any promises as of late (I've been sticking to foot in mouth) but they have been crumbling around me. I try not to get pumped up about anything, really because like most I hate being let down. Recently, however, I was told about a position at work (not Starbucks) that would place me back in my field and double my pay. It was working on a project that I dreamed of working on. After some months of runaround the position was given to someone who is considering leaving the company now.

I have now been offered another job. "I promise that since the last one fell through I am personally going to make sure that this happens for you. After all Aisha I truly believe in your drive, determination and ability." He's trying to get on my good side, can you tell? This is the same guy that promised me the other position, "Well, hell since you already work for the company and have some experience it only makes since. I promise you that this company is always looking for young talent."

To borrow: "Let your yes be yes and your no be no...", Trust me you will save both yourself and your hearers.


** Chris I feel your pain my friend. **

14 September 2005

A Change (Would Do You Good)

"Hello, it's me, I'm not at home
If you'd like to reach me, leave me alone

A change would do you good
A change would do you good"

Okay, so I am at home; well work, my second home. And I don't necessarily wish to be left alone but CHANGE is good. This lyric from the ever beautiful Sheryl Crow came into my head as I was changing my template. The song is now stuck in my head so I thought I would share with all my blog buddies. I think this looks so much better, it was too dark before. Yay! I'm happy. :)

13 September 2005

It Doesn't Add Up

Saturday I had a surprise visit from my "friend" the mathematician. He dropped by my Starbucks to inform me that he is moving to Miami at the end of this week. Okay. WHAT??!!!!!! It's been a while since I've seen him and then he pops up out of the blue to say he is moving away. FAR AWAY. We've been friends for over 13 years and on Saturday that relationship will be ..... well I don't know.

When my shift was over, he and I spent some time together talking and carrying on as old friends do (over red wine and cheeses, yummy!). Sunday I began to think about the situation and why I was so affected emotionally by the fact that he is moving.

You must understand that he possesses many of the little things that I always thought I was looking for in a guy (but what do I know? I'm young and stupid). He is incredibly smart (a genius, no kidding), he's funny, we are close friends, he knows and likes my family and is always quick to ask about them (very important). He can be goofy but knows when to get serious, he speaks 4 languages (at least), he is very interested in learning more about other cultures and their customs and history. He's that one guy in a million that loves art and sports and will figure a way to see the big game and the newest exhibit on the same day. Of course these are just a few.

Seriously I think there is something wrong with me. He's the guy of my dreams... just not him. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

12 September 2005

08 September 2005

"Sooner or Later"

Michael Tolcher - I Am (2004) Rock/ Pop
Similar Artists: Howie Day, Gavin DeGraw

For those of you who legally download music; head over to itunes to pick up this week's free single: "Sooner or Later" by Michael Tolcher. It's a great song to get an idea for the disc. My personal faves are:



#3 "No One Above"
#4 "The Sun Song"
#10 "Miracle"
#11 "Kings in Castles"
#12 "Waiting"




Yeah I know it's half the CD right here but I like it that much. Of course the first time I heard all of these, it was a live performance and that makes a difference. If you get a chance to see him live, go for it! There's lots of energy and the band is very talented and they are all nice and down to earth. Have a musical day.

07 September 2005

Music Love












If for some odd reason you have actually have read this blog more than once (thanks for the love) you have noticed the addition of "Music Love". After Chris' 'Music Tag' made its rounds a lot of people started talking about what they were groovin' and movin' to. I added this as a result.

The plan is to put links to a band or artist site that I'm diggin' and also hype some CDs. I'm sure many times it will be mainstream stuff, but there may also be some other goodies tucked away. It says CD of the Week, but I'll change it as I see fit. There may (okay, WILL) also be some old stuff but hey, it's what I'm spinning. I may or may not do a review of the discs but check it out anyway and I hope you enjoy.

06 September 2005

Finally!



It's MINE! I now own my Epiphone Dot Studio. The Squier is in the trash where it belongs, evil thing. Now I have to figure out how to play better. Too bad my ability did not improve instantly with the upgrade. Hello callouses.