Archive for February, 2009

recap
February 26, 2009

Special thanks to my cousin Des for scoring pit tickets today to the much anticipated No Doubt concert! No need to keep reminding you that my bffs will be opening for them. 😀  I’m sure you’re tired of hearing me or everyone else talk about it. Haha!

Remember? No Doubt is to Tammy as Paramore is to Vicky. Never in my dreams did I imagine No Doubt and Paramore would be playing together. A year ago, I even made a Sidekick skin in honor of the two most awesome bands. What a gigantic coincidence. Let’s recap!

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3 hours
February 26, 2009

Yesterday was my first attempt at making a 2-layered cake, one layer would consist of red velvet and the second layer is buttercream vanilla. For some reason the outcome of this cake looked much better in my head than it actually did when I finished it. No worries, it was only my first so I can’t beat myself up over it. The best part was knowing that I was actually baking everything from scratch and having it come out moist and tasting good. I also did a really good job on the buttercream frosting if I do say so myself. Well, Happy Birthday cous! I hope you liked it 😀

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Tonight is my Hospital Procedures final, so that means I get a week long break from school! I’ll probably end up coming here to LA with my cousin and hopefully we can bring Riley here for at least one day. It’s only been a week that I haven’t seen the monster and I already miss him to death.

another one!
February 23, 2009

I came into work today and found the answering service fax in the machine like always. I was getting ready to give call backs when I came across a certain message. Who knew there would be another Pudge? It was awesome.

pudge fax

Laker flu?
February 23, 2009

For the past week, I’ve been semi-sick with a mild sore throat and an endless runny nose (again). Yesterday, I was unfortunate enough to catch the flu and it felt just awful. I couldn’t sleep the night before because my body ached and every time I breathed in, the back of my throat felt as if it were being stabbed by a knife. I can honestly tell you that I almost used up an entire roll of toilet paper just from my runny nose (and it’s still going as we speak). I wish I could use the tissue as a nostril cork without feeling like a complete doofus. Whatever works, right?

So, the past Friday me and Franco went to the Laker v. Hornets game at the Staples Center. It was my first live sporting event ever and I have to tell you that I absolutely loved it! Watching the game gave me a wave of excitement mixed in with nail-biting tense at the same time. About half the time  Franco had to explain to me the concept of each play or foul but he didn’t seem to mind. I would just look at his expression every once in a while and would be able to tell that he was really happy (and grateful) to be there at that moment. Our seats were on the floor, Row M, and behind the basket so it was the perfect view.  I enjoyed every minute of the game and I definitely am considering going back (except we won’t have to be as close next time) :]

My parents left for Thailand/Hong Kong/China this morning and they will probably be gone for 2 weeks. This means I have to drop my sister off at school every single day for 2 weeks. Augh! Kill me. On the other hand, I’ll have a little bit more freedom to go out with Franco and not worry about having to be home by a certain time. Knowing me, I’ll just end up coming home extra early anyway because I’m obviously a lazy homebody.

i out-paramored myself
February 17, 2009

So this month has been Paramore’s band appreciation month. Basically, the band holds one photo submitting contest every week for one month and whoever has the best photo under a category they’ve posted wins $30 to the FBR merchant store. We’re into the third week now and the category is “dedication.” What they want to see in the submitted photos is a time where we decorated our rooms, cars, or even ourselves in the name of Paramore. Sad to say, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the picture I sent in because there are a couple of missing items that I just couldn’t find. At least it has an illusion that makes it seem like there is a lot of  Paramore loot. Haha!

paramore galore

Bakerella
February 16, 2009

I also forgot to mention that I had a dream of baking last night. Weird, I know. Who dreams about baking stuff? There’s a perfectly good reason for this, trust me. For the past few days now I’ve been grossly obsessed with a blog called Bakerella.com; she inspires me to, well, bake. If you’re not a big fan of reading through blogs (or reading at all) you can just look at her work on Flickr. I swear I get fatter and fatter every day just from looking at what she makes. She was also the person who inspired me to make the decision of buying a professional camera (a Canon, if you will). You can read about her combination for love of cupcakes and photography here. I know you guys will enjoy looking at her work :]

cupcake pops

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worst day ever
February 16, 2009

Today was probably one of the worst days I’ve had in a long time. Come to think of it, I’ve actually never had a truly bad day. Let’s list what went wrong shall we? This will probably be a long one so brace yourselves.

1. I woke up with the inability to move because of how cold it was. Originally it only takes me 15 minutes to get ready for work but today I moved in slow motion and ended up taking almost half an hour just to put on my clothes. I tried turning the heater on so my internal organs would thaw out, but it didn’t work.

2. Ricky broke the news to me when I stepped into work that Dr. A will be coming in instead of Dr. M. By then I was already expecting the worse. Yay for 1 hour long spays!

3. At first glance, the surgery sheet stated that we only had two surgeries today. Little did me and Ricky know, there was a hidden page in the back that had three more clients scheduled for surgery. That makes a total of five surgeries. Five. Dr A and five spays only meant one thing: no lunch.

4. As I filed in the surgery patients into the kennels I started to realize something. They were all big breeds; we’re talking two German Shephards, a Husky mix, a Boxer, and a very antsy and psychotic Rottweiler. I’m not use to big dogs and honestly I’m going to tell you now that I am so glad that I don’t have one. Maybe we just had a brush of bad luck and ended up with diffcult ones that were a little hard of handling today, I don’t know. Don’t get me wrong, I do love dogs of all shapes and sizes so please don’t think of me differently. I’m just having a bad day :[

6. If I could tell you how many times I’ve hurt myself today, I wouldn’t have the slightest idea of how I would give it to you in numbers. My hands are so badly mangled from nicks, cuts, and stabs that I’m actually starting to get “work hands.” (Gasp!) Not work hands?! As I was restraining a dog for Dr. A I took a long glance at his hands and hoped to Buddha that mine weren’t turning that way soon. My entire body aches and I have tons of potential bruises waiting to sprout.

7. Two dogs crapped in a cage. Did I mention that these were big dogs? Yeah.

8. As expected, Dr. A took an hour on each spay (it takes Dr. M about 20 minutes) and it cut through my lunch time. I had about 10 minutes to heat up and scarf down my lunch (as opposed to the usual 2 hours) so I could go back into the surgery room to watch the Doctor fumble with his sutures for another half hour.

In all honesty, that doesn’t entirely sum up my bad day but I’m pretty sure you get the idea. To add to this distaster, I have to report for jury duty in Norwalk tomorrow. I’ve never had jury duty nor do I have any idea what the hell it will consist of so it makes me a little nervous.

Whatever.

another camera
February 15, 2009

Today is the day I decide on actually purchasing a Canon Digital Rebel XTi camera. I’ve been thinking about this for months on end already and I’m pretty icadrxtibr1sure that I’m ready to jump the gun and go for it. I’ve actually decided on going with a refurbished one because I simply can’t afford a brand new one. Either way I’m going to finally have a good camera that I’ll be satisfied with forever (or until it breaks). I’ve been begging my sister to half this with me because I know she takes some interest in having one also and hopefully she’ll give in. We’re selling our Nikon Coolpix S210 in Plum, there are minimal scratches but absolutely no damage done internally. I’ve only had it for a couple of months so it’s fairly new and works perfectly. I desperately want to get rid of it so I can pool together more money to buy the drool-worthy Canon, so please let me know if you’re interested! I’m letting it go for about $90 (this also includes a 4GB SD card and everything it came with. Battery charger, USB cable, audio/video cable, and the box with manuals).

Valentine
February 14, 2009

Why is it whenever I’m completely broke I tend to have a “want” impulse yet, when I do have money I can’t seem to make up my mind about what to buy. After my indecisiveness in what I wanted as a gift for Valentine’s Day, Franco decided to take me on a $300 shopping spree. Holy moly!  Unfortunately my attempt of trying to find something turned out to be nearly impossible :[  A thousand stores later I finally made up my mind on what I wanted. It was a unisex circle scarf from American Apparel. rsa2502_altIt “claims” that you can wear it thirteen different ways but keeping it a regular scarf seems to look better. So, shopping at Old Town Pasadena today wasn’t a total bust;  the weather was nice (well, extremely cold but at least it was sunny) and I finally got to spend time with Franco after missing him for two long weeks.We stopped at Target on the way home to buy some gift wrap for my mom and I ended up spending $45 of my Valentine money on my sister. Her god forsaken straightener has been begging to be replaced and since I hadn’t thought of buying her a birthday gift yet, I gave in to a new straightener. “Ahhhh!!! There’s a caaar!!!” Good job on the driving Lin, you do great at 15 miles an hour, hehe.

Good news! Franco finally found some pretty good Laker tickets to buy (it was my gift to him for Valentine’s Day) so we’ll be going on Friday. Keep in mind that this will be my first time ever going to a live sporting event; the things I do for the guy I love.

Well, tomorrow I’ll be driving down to Porter Ranch for my dad’s cousin’s daughter’s birthday party (haha! that was a long thread), she’s turning 2 years old.

dry
February 11, 2009

The thought of driving to school makes me want to hurl myself off a tall building. I know that I should have already gotten use to the distance after doing so for 4 months, but clearly I have not. My allergies have been acting up for a few days already and the only time I seem to be able to breath is when I’m working out on the elliptical at the gym. Apparently, sweat and movement is the cure to clearing my sinuses. I also need to pick up a humidifier soon, the news had announced that it keeps the flu away (and the reason being is that the flu thrives in dry conditions). The real reason for needing a humidifier is because I’ve been waking up every morning with the back of my throat dry and sore. I hate the feeling. FYI: Pudge keeps secretly stealing the tissues I’m blowing my nose into and eating them. What’s up with that?!

Franco is back home from Arizona now! We’re planning on going to Downtown Disney and/or Old Town Pasadena for Valentine’s Day this weekend and I honestly can’t wait. We still have no idea what restaurant to eat at so if you have any good suggestions for a Valentine’s Day dinner, let me know!