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December 6, 2009
November 27, 2009
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!
May 5, 2009
Just a warning. There is a 88% chance I’m moving my blog to Tumblr. The templates are so much…trendier.
April 16, 2009
Here’s a quickie! Just wanted to thank everyone that’s been following or reading my blog. The # of visits have been increasing significantly for the past week and I was really excited to see that. I’ll probably blog again later tonight. Or not, heh. Thanks again!
one year anniversary
April 1, 2009
Woohoo! I’ve officially reached my one year mark of blogging. Well, I reached it a couple of days ago but it didn’t come to mind until now. I was going through my earliest blogs and found that most of my entries are mostly of Riley, my bundle of joy. I guess you can say 2008 consisted of me being obsessed with my godson and I’m proud to say that I still am. I just don’t blog it as much, lol. Most of my other old entries are just nonsense, but hopefully, it was entertaining nonsense. I don’t know how many years or months I’ll continue blogging; maybe when I get a life, but who knows when that is? For now, I’ll just keep updating you 😀
Pudge keeps eating my snot tissues again. Augh!
March 29, 2009
February 3, 2009
Yesterday I finally caved and joined the Facebook bandwagon. I already had an existing account that just needed a reactivation. I’m still getting use to everything on it because it just seems a little more complicated to use than MySpace.
My dad will be gone for two weeks so I moved into my mother’s room to sleep with her. After this jewelry, show my parents will be taking a two week business trip to Thailand. I wish I could go with them because I doubt I’ll be able to this summer due to school obligations :[ Bummer, I know.
Well guys, unfortunately, there’s nothing new to blog about at all, my days seem to be a boring repetition of work, gym, and school. I have nothing to look forward to for the next week and a half, which is when Franco comes back from Arizona. We’re planning on going to Downtown Disney for Valentine’s Day and hopefully we’ll find someplace else to go that doesn’t involve being near a movie theater (ahem, Babe).
Oh, one more thing. Make sure you guys wish my sister Pauline a Happy Birthday on the 7th this Saturday! She’s finally getting one year closer to being of the legal age. One more year, Lin.
See you guys later!
Arts & Crafts
January 30, 2009
Today was my first time trying to make a friendship bracelet out of embroidery floss. My sister forced me to learn it because she knew I like doing stuff pertaining to braiding, knotting, hemps, and whatnot. It was a little confusing at first but after the third attempt, I finally got it down.
My second attempt was a little messy.
The third attempt, yay!
I’ve also been putting off Riley’s scrapbook mostly because I wanted more pictures of him as he gets older. I’ll be starting it up again tomorrow while I stay at my dad’s work again. My original finish date should have been on his 1st birthday but I obviously hadn’t gotten around to it. At least I have more choices for more picture prints of him at Walmart that I will soon be ordering.
Yes, that is how far I got. Pathetic, I know. Once it’s finished I’ll take more pictures (don’t expect them too soon).
10 Reasons You’re Not Rich
January 15, 2009
I found this article very interesting because I can related to a few of the reasons on the list.
By Jeffrey Strain
Wednesday, October 1, 2008provided byTheStreet.com
Here are 10 possible reasons you aren’t rich:
You care what your car looks like: A car is a means of transportation to get from one place to another, but many people don’t view it that way. Instead, they consider it a reflection of themselves and spend money every two years or so to impress others instead of driving the car for its entire useful life and investing the money saved.
You feel entitlement: If you believe you deserve to live a certain lifestyle, have certain things and spend a certain amount before you have earned to live that way, you will have to borrow money. That large chunk of debt will keep you from building wealth.
You lack diversification: There is a reason one of the oldest pieces of financial advice is to not keep all your eggs in a single basket. Having a diversified investment portfolio makes it much less likely that wealth will suddenly disappear.
You started too late: The magic of compound interest works best over long periods of time. If you find you’re always saying there will be time to save and invest in a couple more years, you’ll wake up one day to find retirement is just around the corner and there is still nothing in your retirement account.
You don’t do what you enjoy: While your job doesn’t necessarily need to be your dream job, you need to enjoy it. If you choose a job you don’t like just for the money, you’ll likely spend all that extra cash trying to relieve the stress of doing work you hate.
You don’t like to learn: You may have assumed that once you graduated from college, there was no need to study or learn. That attitude might be enough to get you your first job or keep you employed, but it will never make you rich. A willingness to learn to improve your career and finances are essential if you want to eventually become wealthy.
You buy things you don’t use: Take a look around your house, in the closets, basement, attic and garage and see if there are a lot of things you haven’t used in the past year. If there are, chances are that all those things you purchased were wasted money that could have been used to increase your net worth.
You don’t understand value: You buy things for any number of reasons besides the value that the purchase brings to you. This is not limited to those who feel the need to buy the most expensive items, but can also apply to those who always purchase the cheapest goods. Rarely are either the best value, and it’s only when you learn to purchase good value that you have money left over to invest for your future.
Your house is too big: When you buy a house that is bigger than you can afford or need, you end up spending extra money on longer debt payments, increased taxes, higher upkeep and more things to fill it. Some people will try to argue that the increased value of the house makes it a good investment, but the truth is that unless you are willing to downgrade your living standards, which most people are not, it will never be a liquid asset or money that you can ever use and enjoy.
You fail to take advantage of opportunities: There has probably been more than one occasion where you heard about someone who has made it big and thought to yourself, “I could have thought of that.” There are plenty of opportunities if you have the will and determination to keep your eyes open.