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Thursday, January 31, 2002

going home.....no one is there..... I am going to sing for a couple hours!! Work on some songs to put into my cabaret I'm trying to organize...... *smile*
* 3:59 PM

Wednesday, I left Jon's around 9:30 for work. I worked four hours of over time.... that was enough. I felt so bad after reading my brother's sad story about his stolen laundry, so I decided to go home to my Mom's and surprise him. I knew he was flying in around four but I didn't think I would see him until Sunday. What other plans did I have yesterday? I though I might as well drive home to my mom's to hang with my brother for a couple of hours. On my way there, I stopped at the GAP and picked him up two pairs of pants. How horrible to have your laundry stolen. I would be really upset.....especially not having a steady flow of cash to run out and purchase new stuff.

Well, I got him the wrong size pants!! Oooooppps. So, while my mom was at conferences last night, Derek and I ran out to the GAP outlet in the insane Ontario Mills plaza. They really didn't have much in his size either. Ah well. I'm sure he can find a GAP to exchange them at.

So.....we did some shopping....stopped at my dad's for a quick hug and to drop off his luggage.....and then headed to Danson's for some grub. It was so nice to have a little alone time with my brother....catch up on our lives together.....and giggle like little kids again. The trip was definitely worth the drive. I ended up crashing at my mom's last night and then getting up at the butt crack of dawn to get to work. It was freeeeeezing cold last night and this morning. It went down to 35 degrees last night.

This morning....cold....tired...hungry.... hopefully today will pass quickly.

OH....good news.... my crazy ass schedule will be changed as of 2/10/02. I will be working Sunday through Thursday from 8-5. Yahoooooooo for normalcy. I will have Friday and Saturday off.....if they get rid of the 6th day thing. But no more 6am working and no more working all weekends!! I think I will be much happier on this schedule.
* 7:03 AM

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

The weather was absolutely beautiful on my way down to Oceanside. I even saw a full rainbow! It was breathtaking. I almost had to pull off of the freeway just to stare at it. After about 10 minutes, half of it had disappeared behind the clouds. For those 10 minutes though, it was so beautiful.

Last night, Jon and Brad and I went out for sushi. There is this place called Hana's that has an all you can eat deal for 20 bucks! The catch is, if you have anything left on your plate, you have to pay full price for that item. So, we ordered slowly and ended up stuffing our faces to finish everything.....a beer and some sake later...we were feeling full! It was really yummy though. And, since I am the light-weight that I am, Jon drove my car back to his house. Man, one Kirin and some sake and I get all loopy. Plus, sushi gives you a sort of high anyway.

Today, we slept in and went to a late breakfast at this little beach diner. Ate more yummy food! I just came back from shopping......supposed to meet Jon back here in the next half hour. Tonight.....more kicking back....and possibly a movie. There are so many I want to see. Tomorrow, I head back to Pasadena to work my 6th day. Fortunately, I've already done 9 hours of over time this week so I only have 4 more hours to do. I will probably leave here around 9:00 or so and work from 11-3 or something like that.

It rained over night here. Hopefully, I will have clear weather for driving tomorrow. Man, these middle of the week "weekends" totally suck. I hope my schedule changes really soon....like next week would be cool!
* 3:36 PM

Monday, January 28, 2002

My mom randomly showed up at my work today with lunch for me! How cool is that? It was SOOOOOO much yummier than my Budget Gournet frozen dinner would have been. Thanks Mom, you rock!!

I am still hoping to drive down to Jon's tonight.....although, it has just started sprinkling outside. If it stays this way, I'll be fine.....but in two hours if it is pouring, I'm not going to go. I just don't want to risk it. I loathe driving in the rain.....seriously. It trips me out. So, we'll see....... think good, warm, sunny thoughts for me!
* 1:05 PM

Sunday, January 27, 2002

By the way.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES!! Have a great evening. Chat with you soon.
* 5:17 PM

Can I even explain to you how exhausted I am? I know, I know.... I keep bitching about the same thing but it is getting ridiculous......my shoulders are starting to spasm... headache is setting in. As of today, my fourth day of work, I have worked 41 hours. I am still working a full day tomorrow. AND, I still have to come in for my mandatory 6th day on Wednesday......leaving me with only Tuesday off. Then, my work week begins on Wednesday again. Jesus.... I'm really not liking this. I'm going to end up working almost 60 hours this week. That just ain't right!

And, it's raining out.....*sigh*

And, my brother is coming into town and I'm barely going to get to see him.....*sigh*

I could really use a massage..... maybe I'll try to make an appointment for Tuesday. If it isn't raining, I'm hoping to be in Oceanside on Tuesday. Remember, I do have a boyfriend. I miss him.... If it's raining, I'll be so irritated. I HATE driving in the rain.....won't do it. It brings my anxiety attacks on. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be in Oceanside with my boy on Monday night, sleeping in on Tuesday morning, walking along the beach in the afternoon, and getting a massage!! Doesn't that sound absolutely amazing?

Off to drive home...... in the rain.....

* 5:13 PM

Good morning....yesterday I worked 10 hours..... and then went out to dinner with my cousin. It's crazy...we live together, but never see each other. I'm always at work and when she gets home from school at night, I am off to sleep and she's off to do homework. So, it was nice to spend a little time together. I went to bed early because I had to be at work this morning. I woke up around 2:00 am to my next door neighbors fighting. Apparently, from what I overheard, he and his girlfriend had just gotten home from a bar. He was pissed off at her because she was talking to some other guy and was ignoring him. She was denying it forever and then finally accepted it but then they were yelling and screaming at each other......grrrr... I was so tired but couldn't sleep through their voices. Luckily, I found a pair of handy earplugs in my drawer. Unfortunately, I could STILL hear them with my earplugs in. I was not a happy camper, to say the least. In fact, being here at work at 7:00 on a Sunday doesn't make me too happy either. I think I'll just curl up under my desk and sleep a bit more.
* 7:14 AM

Friday, January 25, 2002

Good morning...it's Friday!!
* 6:03 AM

Thursday, January 24, 2002

I had two fabulous days off. I juiced, made yummy vegetable soup, took a bath in the middle of the afternoon in Origins Ginger bubble bath, and did some yoga. I feel much more rebalanced and energized. Today, back at work.....found out they are mandating a sixth day. So, now I'm working Wednesday through Monday. Grrrrrrrr...... there's really nothing I can do about it. Apparently they are getting rid of my crappy schedule but they aren't going to do that until February "sometime". At first, it was February first.....now, everytime I ask, it is "sometime in February". It makes it kind of hard to plan my life, ya know? What can I do? Nada.... nunca...... bubkis.

In the words of Jim Carrey from Liar Liar, "You know what I'm going to do? NOTHING."

I think I'll actually just put a bar of soap, a towel, my pj's, and a pillow and blanket in my drawer and live here for a while. You can forward all of my mail here from now on.

* 3:32 PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Aaaaaahhhhh....days off. How nice. I've been sleeping a lot....and juicing. Yes, I bought a juicer. It is so yummy. I thought I'd try and detox a bit on my days off. The last couple of weeks have been so toxic....my poor system is probably going to revolt.

Today.....just chillin....juicing....doing some yoga....sleeping...and totally relaxing.
* 11:14 AM

Monday, January 21, 2002

* 5:31 PM

Check out this article I just found on my last show I did. Pretty cool.

“We came up with this idea of putting dance into everyday life,” said Rob Abel, music arranger for “Fascinatin’ Rhythmz,” the song and dance revue that boogies into the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs Friday and Saturday.

Created by Paul Kreppel and Murphy Cross of “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” fame, this fantasia begins in a New York shoe factory where the shores seem to have a life of their own. The show spans 24 hours in the life of a young worker who conjures up shoes that dance and spies who try to steal the shoes.

Whether on the subway, at the office or walking down a Manhattan Street, she finds the day goes by faster when life is seen as a series of dances.

A coffee break that starts with the sounds of a percolator quickly morphs into a Brazilian medley.

The slight, magical story line contains little dialogue and takes a back seat to the choreography, a panorama of dance styles from Fred and Ginger to jazzercise, samba to the dance crazes of the ’60s.

Abel’s amalgamated score incongruously weaves together snippets from “The Pink Panther,” “Mission Impossible” and “Good Morning Starshine.” But Abel, who just completed scoring the 50th anniversary “I Love Lucy” special, thrives on the creative challenges that “Fascinatin’ Rhythmz” poses. Namely, to provide a musical backbone for storytelling primarily through movement.

Four seasoned hoofers constitute the cast: Jenny Powazek, Michael Guarnera, Bubba Dean Rambo and Cross."

* 1:44 PM

P.S. Tali got a job!!! Her first job as a lawyer. I am so excited for her...... so proud. Congratulations Tali! You ROCK!
* 6:42 AM

Sorry about all of that venting..... I'm just tired and worn out....that's all.
* 6:41 AM

Good morning. Off to get my morning tea. I'm trying not to drink coffee anymore. I think the caffeine makes me a little nutty. Ok, so today is basically like my Friday. It is the last day in my week. I have Tuesday and Wednesday off. But here's the thing......they are making 8 hours of overtime mandatory. That's cool- not a big deal......8 hours I can do. But now they are saying that because we are backed up, they want a 6th day. Hmmmmm.....we are already doing 8 hours of overtime....doesn't 16 hours of overtime mean a 7 day week? I can't do it. I am literally so tired, I sat on the couch last night laughing hysterically but was SO cranky at the same time. This job always offered a "life and work balance." That was what was appealing to me in the interviewing process. But that is really not what they are saying now. I don't WANT to come in on Tuesday or Wednesday....especially when this week I've been putting in 11 hour days. Grrrrrr...... I am so irritated.
* 6:04 AM

Saturday, January 19, 2002

I've been listening to Class Act, the musical ALL WEEK. Let me just say.....it is fantastic! Honestly, I am really enjoying it. Carrolee Carmello is one of my favorites and she sounds amazing on this cd. I also got The Wiz cd. Man, I forgot how cool that soundtrack is. Now I want to get the DVD. Michael Jackson was so good in it..... and the music is totally groovy. I would definitely suggest both of those cds.
* 4:05 PM

Good morning! Here I am.....at work....again....bright and early. Man, you would think my life is so boring....just work work and more work. Although, tonight, I am having dinner with my home skillet, Ryan. I haven't seen him since Halloween. That is pathetic. So, we are having dinner this evening. I wish I could say that I did something absolutely amazing last night....but, I came home from work....slept for an hour.....got up and had some dinner (a Lean Cuisine)....watched a bunch of boring tv..... talked to Tali and my mom for a bit.... and then went to bed at TEN O'CLOCK! Boys and girls....let's spell this out.... P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C. It just sucks because my work schedule is incredibly draining. Thursday, I was here for 11 1/2 hours....and worked out for an hour and a half after that. I think my work schedule will be changing in the beginning of February. That will be nice. I think I need a vacation. Who wants to take me away???? (besides Calgon)
* 7:48 AM

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Been such a busy day today.... got here at 6:00 am and am still here....probably working until 5:00.....and then working out until 6:30 or so.

I forgot to mention that I got new fish!! I got another African frog so Felix would have a friend. The new frog is black and much smaller than Felix. His name is Wang. Don't ask!

The two new fish are a type of Goldfish that have those eyes that bug out. They are so freaky looking. I can't quite think of names for them yet. One is all black and one is bright orange. I think the Black one will be names Leon, after The Ladies Man. hee hee hee... and the orange one.... I'm not sure what his name will be. Any suggestions?

They don't take Phoenix's place....but they sure are fun to watch!
* 4:37 PM

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Happy Birthday, Jon! Yes, my big stepbrother is ......22 today right? Hee hee hee.... I won't say how old he is......but he is totally young at heart! I hope you are having an amazing day and a wonderful dinner! I hope to see you very soon.

Today.....worked out, got a manicure and pedicure, took a nap, and worked out some more. Man, I love my days off! One more tomorrow.....and you know what rocks.....I have NO plans for tomorrow. AMEN. I just need some time to write in my journal and chill out. It's been an interesting start to 2002, I must say.

Rented some movies yesterday.....Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Mars Attacks. I haven't seen Mars Attacks yet but Hedwig was pretty good. I wish I had seen the Broadway show while I was in New York. I couldn't imagine that movie being a stage show. It was kind of like a 2000 Tommy. Anyone see the stage show? The guy, who played Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell, was amazing. I thought his voice sounded great and his acting was superb. He did the original Broadway show too.... Oh, Jon and I saw Orange County. That was pretty good. Not great.... but good. Jack Black was frickin hilarious! And Colin Hanks has totally similar mannerisms to his dad, Tom Hanks. It was kind of trippy. The movie had some really funny parts.... I would recommend it!

Ok, off to shower from my stinky, workout day. Kind of scary, there is a helicopter circling my apartment searching for someone! Eeeek. Unless they are just covering the torch carrying to Universal City which is just down the street from here. Either way, I'm going to lock all of my doors before I jump in the shower!
* 9:10 PM

Sunday, January 13, 2002

Almost done with work!! Thank goodness.....I'm exhausted. Can't wait to leave.....15 more minutes.
* 3:45 PM

Please check out this site. You will laugh your ass off.....I've been cryin from laughing so hard...

Endless Entertainment

Just type in any web site....my site is hysterical using the Dialeticizer. Have fun.....
* 10:15 AM

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Yes.....it is a sad day.....

Phoenix died...

my beta....

I woke up this morning and he was floating solidly at the top of the tank. He used to be so vibrant and would flow through the water... I broke down.....I cried....

the one thing that I bought during my breakdown in New York.....he helped me get through it all.....he flew home with me in a plastic tupperware with holes at the top.....

I will miss him!
* 12:04 PM

Friday, January 11, 2002

Leaving work.....going home....getting drunk with Erin and watching funny movies. Man, it's been a hard week.
* 4:15 PM

Happy Birthday, Jacob! I love you and am thinking about you. I hope to see you soon!
* 4:14 PM

Yes, occasionally, I wear guys pants. They are totally comfy....especially the GAP cords. So, today I am wearing gray GAP men's cords. I was standing in the elevator with one of my male co-workers who said "Hey, I like your pants. I think we're wearing the same ones." Hmmmmmm.......just a bit embarrassed.....yet humorous at the same time.
* 11:14 AM

Some people at work are so rude......they're a total bitch to you ..... then ask you for a favor..... and because you are kind hearted, you do the favor ..... and then they don't even say thank you. What is that about? I don't understand people like that.......just not acceptable.
* 11:01 AM

Thursday, January 10, 2002

And......Happy Birthday Leah! I can't believe you are 12 years old! Have a good day. I hope to come and visit you in San Diego again really soon. Love you!
* 12:41 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!! I love you lots and will see you tonight for dinner! Have an amazing day!
* 12:38 PM

Check this out! Pics of the new Into the Woods cast. It's so weird to see Adam Wylie on Broadway. I used to babysit him.....dated his older brother for three years. Strange..... So, look at the girl playing Little Red. Keep in mind that I auditioned for that role. Wouldn't I have been cuter? hee hee hee
* 12:33 PM

Yesterday sucked.....I had a horrible day. I ended up working for 5 hours....not happy about that. Apparently, the office will be closed on Saturday, which is one of my normal days off. So, I am still responsible for making up those eight hours. Yeah- sucks.....I had Tuesday off but pretty much worked all day yesterday. I was so cranky. And, it seemed like everyone here at work was giving me shit about something. AND, I could not find a place to park in the lot.... AND my lunch has been changed from 11-12 to 10-11. Ugh- who is hungry for lunch at 10:00? Lame. All in all, it was a shitty day.

Tuesday was good though. I got some stuff done during the day and then met up in the evening with Andrea and Joel (who are in town from New York), Pedro (who drove up from San Diego for a few days), his friend Rachel, Tami and Chris (who like around the corner but I haven't seen since before Thanksgiving), one of their friends that I had met at their wedding, Brian (who I haven't seen in forever, just got back from working on a cruise ship), and one of his friends. We went to this Mexican Restaurant, that we've been to a few times before on Sunset called El Compadre. It was a blast. We sat there, all scrunched into a booth, drinking flaming margaritas. YUMMY. We told funny stories, reminisced about old times, and laughed a whole bunch. That's the best thing about getting together with friends.....just laughing!

Oh, and sitting in the booth next to us......Tom Green. Yes, I love living in Los Angeles.
* 6:38 AM

Monday, January 07, 2002

Yeah- my day is almost over! Tomorrow and Wednesday are my days off so I am STOKED! Erin got back last night. It was so good to see her. I ran down to the garage and we just hugged and hugged and hugged each other. I picked up some Paquito Mas for dinner so we went upstairs and ate and caught up a bit. I just bought DOGMA, the Special Edition DVD......so, we watched some outtakes and deleted scenes. SO FUNNY. Please, go buy this DVD. It is definitely a keeper.

Today, just working and then running a few errands. Erin called and said she found a yummy recipe in my Jenny Craig Cookbook so she bought groceries and made dinner! How cool is that? Yes, I am loved.

Tonight, reading more of The Hobbit!!
* 3:01 PM

Sunday, January 06, 2002

Erin will be home in two hours!!! I am so excited....can't wait!
* 4:39 PM

Yep- at work......our systems are down again so I'm just drinkin my coffee and doing personal e-mail stuff. Getting paid to do that ain't so bad.

This is just heart wrenching. LaChanze has always been one of my favorite Broadway stars. I saw her do Ragtime, which was amazing, and have always loved her recording of Once On This Island. What a strong woman she is.
* 8:25 AM

Saturday, January 05, 2002

At work....dinner last night with Mom was yummy. We did a bit of shopping.....caught up. It was nice. On my way home, I picked up some dvd's. I made some popcorn, put on my pj's and watched Crazy Beautiful. Man, was that bad or what? It was REALLY bad.....I would suggest either never seeing it or being highly intoxicated which would make it seem a bit better. I also rented You Can Count On Me for tonight. I've heard wonderful things about it....so those are my weekend plans. Movies and work. I don't mind though....I'm a bit pooped and need to just chill out for a while. Here at work, the systems are down so I can't do anything....but talk on the phone to my bestest friend, Derek. He is making me laugh so hard! Old stories......hee hee hee.
* 9:12 AM

Friday, January 04, 2002

Had dinner last night with Dad at a really wonderful Italian restaurant in Pasadena. Tonight, sushi with Mom at Sush-a-Float....and maybe a movie. We'll see how I'm feeling. I've been kind of poopie lately....tired....maybe getting sick. I'm looking forward to Erin coming home on Sunday!! I've missed her terribly.
* 3:38 PM

Thursday, January 03, 2002

* 11:24 AM

"I don't want some pretty face to tell me pretty lies,
all I want is someone to believe.
Honesty, is such a lonely word,
everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard,
but mostly what I need from you."

-Billy Joel
* 6:11 AM