Saturday, February 25, 2012

an addendum [for big daddy] - not sucky at all

A friend of mine who would like to be referred to "big daddy" in this entry brought it to my attention that a statement I made in my "32 to 32" blog post was not only inaccurate but extremely offensive.

I would like to offer my sincere apologies to anyone who might have read the statement about last year "sucking" and thought, "Jeeeez girl, I was a big part of your life last year and I remember it being nothing but awesome spending time together! What a little ho-bag!"

I'm sorry. I am a ho-bag. :(

Sometimes we allow the few consecutive sucky situations cloud our perspective on life. I'm pretty guilty of this sometimes unfortunately. 

Honestly, 31 was a good year. Let's think about 13 (31 reversed) reasons why. Most of them had something to do with you and other friends that may not even know my blog exists.

1. BIG DADDY - My hours got cut at my permanent job just when flower season entered its prime and that meant that I spent hours upon countless hours with BIG DADDY. I can honestly say that he's one of my favorite people. Not many people can make grouchy me laugh, smile and really turn a sour mood into a happy, goofy mood. But he can and it doesn't even matter if it's raining, hot, cold or even if the flowers are dying because some moron didn't water them. Big daddy sent me the following pictures, which were proof that 31 was by far not at all a sucky year.

2. Similar to 1... FLOWER SEASON. I got to do this job so much and it really made my spring and summer inexplicably awesome. 

2. New friends - There were a lot this year... you know who you are and hopefully how much I've enjoyed getting to know you. 

3. New experiences and challenges.

4. Road trip to NYC with Stacey. (post 1/post 2)

5. Spending almost a week with sister.

6. Discovering the urban dictionary, which should take credit for the majority of the knowledge I've obtained about certain subject matters over the course of the last 12 months, not to mention provided countless hours of laughter.

7. The microphone app on my phone.

8. The translator app on my phone. "Johnny has big. hands."

9. Fried food and milk shakes.

10. Getting to work at the greenhouse all the way to January.

11. Trips to Chicago.

12. Fun and unexpected adventures.

13. Getting a living room (which will occur in less than a week), before turning 32.    


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

comic strip premier

Well, I found the drawing program I've been searching for and as a result I have only read one article about immigration policy in two hours.

Lucky for you, I created the first of a series of comic strips called "the mischievous adventures of ralph e. free"


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

pinterwhat, agave, 6,000

Ya ya. I joined pinterest. It's like a plague. My mom's friend told me I could organize stuff that I like on there. I replied, "err duh that's what bookmarking is for..."

I'm not gonna lie, bookmarking is the most annoying feature in my browser. In theory I think it's a great idea. In reality, I have bookmarked about 3 sites in my entire internet life.

So anyways, I was recipe browsing at work the other day (it's work related don't be jealous) and thought, "hmm maybe I can organize recipes on that dumb pinterest thing."

So I opened an account.

And it was like a freaking explosion of eye catching crap.

And I already have like 8,544 followers and I know about seven of them. How does that happen?

I don't get it.

It does not seem organized at all it just seems like this giant mess of crap that people like to look at.

I only wrote this because I wanted 8 more hits so that I can say that there have been 6,000 views on my blog.

I'm going to paint my living room this color.




p.s. I bought the Pitbull Album today. Best thing ever.


  of 2012 

so far.

just sayin'

Monday, February 20, 2012

32 in 32

Hello readers and lovers of my blog. I write you today to make an announcement. In exactly 32 days and a few hours I will be turning 32. It's going to be monumental. It's going to be epic. 

In the words of Barney Stinson (HIMYM), "It's going to be, wait for it, le..., wait for it, gendary."

Hey Barney...

More to come on how you and I and 32 others are going to make this year fun, different, interesting and better than last year, which was to say the least, sucky, yet interesting and quite fun at the same time.

Buh bye 31.

Hello, 32!!


Just so you know, the first thing I'm going to commit to for 32, is to listen to Edward Maya ALL. THE. TIME.

And Pitbull.

And I'm also thinking about incessantly posting all of my workouts onto Facebook via the Nike GPS APP on my phone, cuz everyone wants to see how many days in a row I can run six miles at a 10:30/mile pace.

So impressive. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

pixie - my new favorite blog

I discovered this blog a week or two ago while searching for an appropriate picture for the post about people waiting for me to upload a new post to my blog.

I love this blog because she tells her little stories with drawings, which I would like to do more often but can't seem to find a decent program for this macbook.

The one I have shuts down every three seconds and I have to start drawing all over again.

Anyways, check out her blog.

Just click on any of her drawings I have posted below and they'll take you to her blog.

Monday, February 13, 2012

love this!

There is just something about this song that should make everyone want to smile and dance.

And this one too.

some people were...

I really need to start my comic strip series because I feel like the majority of my posts would make really good comic strips.

Anyways, yesterday I was hanging out with my mom and her friend Kathy. We made some cookies and looked at cookbooks.

Mama got irritated with me on the way over because I was not listening to her as I had to focus on the blog post about good things coming and uploading it on my iPhone.

Did I tell you I can post from my phone?

Yes. I did.

Anyways, since mama kept talking about how rude it was for me to be on my phone and not talking to her, the following conversation took place.

mama: "She's always talking about how people should have real conversations and she's sitting there on her dumb phone not even listening to a word I say."

me: "Um, it's a smart phone, ok. Plus, I had a deadline I had to meet."

mama: "A deadline? For your blog? Are you kidding me."

me: "Look lady, there are people out there waiting, pining, to read my blog."

mama: "Yeah. Right. You really think people are just sitting by their computer waiting for you to post on your blog?"

me: "Duh."

Kathy: "Actually some people were. But then she stopped posting all of a sudden. So now they don't as much anymore."

mama: "Seriously Kathy, you really just sat around waiting for her to post on her blog?"

me: "See. Deadlines."

"a day without one of her blog posts is like a day without sunshine"
--unknown reader of "Habia una Vez"


Welp, I guess I should go do that homework that's due in 23 minutes.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tom Petty is a LIAR

So remember last year around New Years when I wrote some sappy blog post about how I was convinced that something good was coming after I heard Tom Petty's song?

Well the year sucked on many levels but I kept trying desperately to think that something good was coming despite the fact that it seemed like something unfortunate was occurring much too often for comfort.

I remembered the song this morning while scrolling through iTunes along with all of the hopes I had for a great year ahead.

And I thought out loud, "dammit Tom you big fat liar. Last year sucked!"

Let's be honest it wasn't so bad. There were a lot of great things: two roadtrips to NY, a free work trip to NYC, getting laid off (yes that was unquestionably the single most positive thing that could have happened work related), etc. etc. etc.

So just as I was about to curse Tom all afternoon I thought, well maybe he didn't mean in 2011.

And then, I opened this fortune cookie that I found on my mother's kitchen counter...

Ladies and gentlemen, good things are to come... just gotta wait

Thursday, February 9, 2012

millions of thoughts lost outside cyber-space / passion

No. I didn't drop off the face of the Earth. Just cyber-space. I've been thinking a lot about a lot of things lately and have a lot of great stories to be shared.

I just don't know where to begin.

One thing though, is that I'm constantly thinking about what kind of important thing I can do with my life that will matter, to someone.

Here's a video to get you feeling the same way.

Monday, January 23, 2012

the blogger app

So I just discovered that I can post from my phone... now I don't have to remember stories until I get home and have time to type them up on my comPUTA...

Here is a photo for your viewing pleasures...