Mama

May 8, 2010 - 2 Responses

Let’s start this blog off with some good news. I went to my Ortho today to get the rest of my (2) brackets put on and the dental assistant tells me my teeth have already started moving! He showed me the movement that the brackets have been doing the past few weeks versus the one that didn’t have a bracket. It was pretty awesome. I know this sounds weird, but I can’t wait to get them tightened again!

Obviously, tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and my family is going to celebrate it by eating dinner at a Chinese Restaurant in San Gabriel. Nothing says “I love you” more than a giant plateful of succulent lobster, right? My mom is still thinking of what gift I should buy her, so she told me to ‘stand by,’ that woman. Really though, my mom deserves the world. I’ve never met a more caring and loving person as much as her. She teaches me to see the good in people and to never judge anyone around me. I was also taught to empathize by her, to take in consideration what others might be going through before seeing the negatives in their actions and words. Forgiveness is one of her stronger traits, so I definitely know where I get it from. Aside from our similar personality traits, she also gave me her hands, feet, and her figure. I’m not kidding, my body is a clone of hers. Love you, Mommy 🙂

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Chipmunk!

May 3, 2010 - Leave a Response

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your Monday blues are over, I’ve had a rough day but I’m good now! There are some things I know I shouldn’t worry about, and then there are things I should. The only thing I’ve been obsessing over is taking good care of my braces/teeth the past 2 weeks. I have so much ortho gear that I’m certain it will  make the doctor proud. I’m going to do the best I can to keep these teeth as healthy as possible, they say  it speeds up the movement. I’m also planning on taking pictures of my teeth on the 1st of every month just to document the changes to look back on in the future. Sounds fun, right? Right. I’m planning on posting at month 5 or so, so if you’re interested please check back in a few…months. Haaa! After all, I’m only two weeks into this thing, there’s no point in grossing you out just yet. As far as my enunciation of words, I think I’ve improved in most sounds. No one at work is making fun of me as much as the first few days I had them on. I would’ve kick their ass anyway, haha! I’m proud to say I haven’t attempted used any wax on the wires so the inside of my lips/gums are definitely toughening up and getting use to these foreign objects. Another thing is, I think my lips may be getting accustomed to the brackets and it no longer looks like I’m storing nuts in my mouth. Awesome. Eating isn’t such a pain in the ass anymore, well only until the next time my braces get tightened. Unfortunately, I still can’t bite into foods (such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches, etc) from fear of popping off the front brackets. You should have seen me at In & Out the other day, it was a mess. While I was attempting to tear my burger apart, I wanted to shoot myself. Who knew it would be so hard to detach a sliced tomato?

Well, I guess you could say I’ve re-learned the inside of my mouth. I’m peering into it thoroughly after every meal and also brushing after lunch, something I would have never done before. This Saturday will make it four weekends I’ve been driving my butt to Santa Monica for some minor maintenance. After that I’ll be going back every 4 weeks to get them tightened. What a journey.

3rd time near 3rd street

April 29, 2010 - Leave a Response

I definitely think I should make blogging  a good habit again, so here I am! Again!

This weekend will be the 3rd weekend in a row I’ll be spending my Saturday at the dentist. Something sharp sticking out of my top right band keeps cutting up the side my tongue, so I need to get that adjusted. Hopefully, this time I won’t be in the chair for more than a half hour. Getting everything  on didn’t go so smoothly the last two weeks, but hey, I’m not complaining! I’m a pretty patient gal with high pain tolerance. The doctor commended me on how awesome of a patient I am. (Insert sarcastic, bracey smile here). Santa Monica is quite the drive, but 3rd Street Promenade is a only a few blocks away, I don’t mind! 🙂 Plus, I must find the perfect pair of aviators this weekend. Must.

So, this year my sister is finally graduating high school! Wow, I really wish getting old wasn’t a factor for me. I can not emphasize enough how proud I am of her accomplishments and hard work. Although, sometimes she may be a pain in the ass from not capping the toothpaste, she’s grown up to be a very well-rounded girl; unlike most people her age, she has her head screwed on right. I’m also proud of that fact that she has been accepted into CSUF, go Titans!

Change

April 28, 2010 - Leave a Response

Hey strangers! I’m not going to go on about how irresponsible I’ve been regarding updates on this blog anymore. There’s hardly anything exciting to blog about, unless you want to hear about what I have for lunch at work everyday, which I assume, is highly doubtful. The only thing  that has been running through my mind lately is “I want to go to Thailand!” Skipping a year definitely increases anxiousness to go. If only the red shirts would stop protesting. After all, they’re not going to get what they want in the end. Idiots.

Now for some good (or bad) news? Well, you can decide. It’s been about a week since I’ve gotten my braces on. Yes, braces. Me, A 22 year old with braces. I know, I know. It’s not a big deal because there are plenty of adults who went or are going through this too. I just wish my parents would have thought about this when I was in, oh I don’t know…middle school?! Well, on the other hand, I’m just glad I finally have them on. “Better late than never,” right? The doctor tells me that my case is going to take about 18 months (which is the standard amount of time for most cases), so it isn’t too bad. A year in my life flies by pretty quickly so I’m not too mopey about it. I also have to mention that my braces are not metal! Amazing? I think so! Ceramic brackets are probably one of the best things that have happened to me. They may be a tad bit bigger than metal braces and my lips may jut out a few millimeters more, but when people tell me they didn’t notice my new braces until I pointed them out, it makes me a very happy little girl. My mom has been making fun of my lips all week, I want to punch her in the neck. I can’t help but laugh too because I probably do look somewhat ridiculous. It’s been harder to talk with them on, my “s'” sounds are horrible and it’s more difficult to say things in a clear manner. Every time I eat, mounds of food purposely make their way into the space between the wire and the brackets, it drives me nuts! Toothpicks and brushing my teeth after lunch are now a must. The doctor also decided to ban my ability to chew so he went ahead and threw some blue cement on my bottom molars. Just kidding, there’s a crucial reason to why I have those on. My ortho isn’t that evil, but that dental assistant named Leo is (a.k.a. Franco’s cousin). Haha! Anyway, the blue cement that is resting on top of my molars are to open up my overbite. I have a serious overbite party goin’ on in my mouth, so serious that I could accidentally bite down and knock my bottom brackets off. Ouch! Don’t want any of that. To sum it up, I feel like a have a time machine in my mouth and with these bands in, I’m probably getting ESPN. The best part is, I think I’m already getting use to it. I can’t stop smiling at how much of a dork I’ve become since getting these braces on. It’s definitely a love/hate relationship. I just can’t wait for the day I get these babies off.

20 down-10 to go

February 21, 2010 - Leave a Response

My lack of blogging is from my life’s lack of excitement, but what’s new? Well, obviously it’s been months since my last entry and I must say, I did not keep my word on my promise to put more effort into blogging. I’m not sending out anymore empty promises to my readers and for that, I am deeply sorry.

Let’s see, the past few months I’ve been doing nothing but working and losing weight. The working part? Bleh. The 20 lb weight loss? Halle-freaking-llujah! I realized I was packing on some major weight after I came home from the Alaska Cruise. So, I woke up one day and told myself, “You don’t want to go back to what you were before. Do something about it.” Honestly, I had no idea I’d be able to do this on my own. You know, without the aid of Jenny Craig (scoff). I must admit, last month I went back to JC for a week after realizing my weight was plateauing. I lost 2 lbs from it and quit soon after I realized I’ve already gone this far on my own, I don’t want to go back to frozen foods. I still have 10 more lbs to go before I take my trip to Thailand. Ooooh! Did I say Thailand? I swear every time I even hear the word ‘Thailand’ my heart jumps and I get giddy with oodles of excitement. Every time I manage to skip a year of going, I fully regret it. Maybe it’s a good thing because it  makes me that much more anxious to go back. This June, I’ll be laying out in the sandy beaches looking out into the blue waters. Oh sweet Jesus (I mean Buddha?), I can’t wait. Wait, this sounds too familiar…

Paramore’s Spring Tour is coming up and unfortunately, the closest show to me that they decided to have was at Bakersfield. Paramore, I love you and everything, but I think I’ll skip out on the 2 hour drive late at night. I was hoping you’d add a show in Los Angeles or Orange County, but I don’t see such thing happening (tear). This year to commemorate my 4th year of undying love for Paramore, I’m going to get a tattoo of lyrics from the newest album ‘Brand New Eyes.’ Unfortunately, I don’t have the heart to tell you what song or to show you my idea yet until it has been inked onto my skin. Understandable, right? Yeah.

Formspring

December 6, 2009 - Leave a Response

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gloom = happy

December 6, 2009 - Leave a Response

Wow, is it almost Christmas again? Is it just me or is each year passing by more quickly than it use to when I was younger? Either way, I take it as a bad thing. However, the good thing is the weather is now what it was suppose to be 3 months ago. Cold and gloomy! The gray, orange, red, yellow color setting in my neighborhood is beautiful. I think I should take my SLR to shoot in this ‘Twilight’ weather.

This year, I have two Secret Santas to shop for (plus Riley and my Grandparents). One from work and one from the family, both of which shouldn’t be too hard. One down, four to go! Let’s see how far I get with Christmas shopping today.

Off topic, but nonetheless good news. My mom decided to give me a belated birthday present this week; $200 to spend on a wallet. I went on Zappos.com to look for L.A.M.B. wallets and it was an epic fail. It took a few hours until I arrived at ‘Checkout’ button…for a brand new purse. Most of the L.A.M.B. purses were on sale. Why do you do this to me Zappos? Why?! Zappos also gave me an early Christmas present, a free VIP membership. 1-day shipping for absolutely zero dollars (plus zero tax), wow. All the more reason to go ahead and enter my credit card information as quick as possible. As I type this 2nd to last sentence of my blog, this song comes to mind. “I’m just a girl in the world. That’s all that you’ll let me be!” -No Doubt

2.5 years

November 29, 2009 - Leave a Response

Riley

just keep swimming

November 29, 2009 - 2 Responses

Good morning  and Happy Sunday to you! Although the weather is chilly, the sun is out and that is just how I like it. Winter came slow this year, could be because of global warming? I wonder…

I missed the black Friday sales this year, again (just like I would every year). I could never see myself camping outside of an electronics store just to get a good deal on a laptop or a television. I’d rather just buy it full price when there is no pushing and shoving involved. I don’t like dealing with a huge crowd or people in general. I did, however, enjoy my black Friday driving home from work because, guess what? It was traffic free! I got home in nearly less than 30 minutes as opposed to the hour long stop-and-go traffic. Exciting? Sure. This is what my life consists of. Driving 54 miles everyday…in traffic.

It has been almost two month since I’ve started my “independent” diet and I think I’m doing fairly well with it. The good news is I’ve already lost 12 lbs. on my own! Round of applause, please? I for one, never thought I’d be able to diet on my own. I’ve always thought of myself as a glutton when it comes to good hearty (we don’t use the word fatty) foods. But, I did it. One day I woke up and I told myself, “Vicky, you are going to Thailand in 6 months. You want to wear sun dresses and bikinis with confidence? Get your sh-t together and lose some weight.” I quit junk food cold turkey. That means I banned boba, chips (which are my ultimate weakness), cakes, or basically anything with tons of sugar. I also cut down on carbs…a whole lot. I didn’t completely ban chocolate from my life because I’d probably go into an epileptic shock if I didn’t have at least one Godiva a week. Yeah, okay. I decided stock up on yogurt, fruits, granola bars, veggies, anything I wouldn’t eat if I weren’t on a diet. Oh and it also helps that my parents decided to go ahead and buy me that elliptical machine I’ve been wanting for months. I work out, at most, four times a week but god knows I get lazy once in a while and end up skipping a day. I’m shooting to lose 10 more lbs. and I’m praying to Buddha that I’ll reach it. Wish me some more luck!

Love, Vicky.

I’m…back?

November 27, 2009 - Leave a Response

Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve blogged on WordPress. Ever since I’ve quit my job at the veterinary clinic and started working for my dad, my days have been a constant reminder of how bland my life is. Bland, but with a higher salary. Some days I want to stab myself in the foot for having to put up with my dad and then I start thinking of how much he’s given me. Ugh, guilt.

So here I am, sitting in my trendy new Ikea desk chair (because my mom referred to my old chair as “disgusting”) in all my 22 year old glory. Did I just say that? I did in fact turn 22 years old on Monday and to be perfectly honest I don’t like the fact that I’m not 21 anymore. 21 is the perfect number, the perfect age to pause my life. I know, I’m being dramatic and 22 is still young. The fact that I’m just going to get older and older gives me indigestion. I’ll try not to think about it.

To sum up my November (or my life) here’s a list.
1. I took my first trip with Franco to San Francisco in September. I think it was the best three days of my life. Not only did I experience freedom, I actually fell in love with San Francisco. I’m going back and no one can stop me.
2. “Is there a fast forward button on life until November?” Apparently, there wasn’t. New Moon finally came out on the 19th, and it was the first movie I’ve ever waited in line for more than an hour. We’re talking five hours of cold wind and lack of sleep just to oogle a vampire and a werewolf for two hours. I usuallynever stay up past 1am, I am so proud of myself.
3. I turned 22, but we don’t need to emphasize that.
4. Most importantly, I got an iPhone! I finally switched from that god-awful T-Mobile service to AT&T and I love it. I get reception in places T-Mobile wouldn’t. My iPhone is fabulous, I’ve been nose to screen for two weeks and I still can’t get enough. “What apps to download next?” “When should I buy my next case? And what color?” “Should I buy more ringtones on iTunes?” What is wrong with me? I’ve definitely come down with the iPhone syndrome and I don’t want to be cured.

So there you have it. I didn’t do a complete summary of the past 4 months, but we’ll catch up. Hopefully, I decide to blog more and won’t completely abandon my WordPress, I’d hate to see it die just like all my other blogs. I have so much here that I can read back on and laugh about. Until next time!