2009's belongings

thank you 2009.
it was a fun year. but days wouldn't be worth the breath if the page wasn't flipped.
thus I flip it - and I flip it good.
...a round of applause for '09...

Flight of the Conchords show in Oakland
my nose next to very strange face paintings
friends that got engaged (finally!)

my cousin in another musical

oddly phallic things
cooking experiments
restored photos of my Nana
a picture of me getting locked in a porta' potty that resembles the restored photo of my Nana. a 30th birthday in Las Vegas
my best friend got engaged a hard core Halloween performance a very cold trip to Tennessee new camera equipment28th birthday in Napa
a bachelorette party in Las Vegas
and several other events that are necessary to keep stored away in a private place.

in other news...
...I am celebrating the last seconds of 2009 in Tahoe. I am leaving in approximately 12 hours. 9 of which I want to sleep through. and I have not packed one itty bitty thing.
...note for 2010: less procrastination. not NONE. just LESS.


Christmas in my life

a belated Merry Christmas to all my blog readers!! I hope you had a fantastic holiday. I managed to keep myself busy with my day job while simultaneously eating the cheese dip I made for all the parties I attended. normally that would qualify as part of a vacation's luxuries however, let me just tell you - I can't wait to get back to the office to help regulate my body.
average time I find myself heading to bed? 2am
average time I find myself waking up? 9am (or 12pm - but that was only once!)
average number of times I have been to the gym during the break? once.
9-6 schedule... please come back soon!
my family had the very usual holiday. my mom bit off more than she could chew with an elaborate menu and thus, overcooked the meat. my dad has more mood swings that a room full of PMSing high schoolers. and I rushed around desperately trying to keep wine glasses full (or at least just mine).
but no one can deny how fun it is to unwrap mysteries. everyone seemed to enjoy what I got them... which makes me super happy because I felt very uncreative this year with my gift-giving. and I love all of my gifts! thank you family and friends : )
and now that Christmas 2009 is over, we move swiftly in to 2010.
what are you doing for the New Year?
we will be in Tahoe with a large group of people... bodies strewn about the cabin... people rotating in and out of beds and on floors... multiple trips up the mountain... crossing my figners in hopes that none of my bones will be broken afterward. however you end up celebrating 2010, have fun! but please be wise.
in other news, wearing pajamas all day...
...saves water used in doing laundry
...makes one very white since you can't leave the house
...has given me ample time to discover and become addicted to new music
...is creating quite the coffee withdrawal. can someone drop off a tall soy latte at my front door please?
I present to you, my drunken family Christmas photos:



I survived Tennessee.
now where's my bumper sticker?

I was expecting a small town featuring antiques, beef jerky, cigars, homemade candies, hikes, trees and leaves. but I saw traffic, Ripley's Believe It or Not wax museums (several), go karting, miniature golfing, half-off ziplining (after sitting through an hour of time share information), pancake houses, white people, and swastikas.
I don't think I will be back for a while.

thank goodness I will be home for Christmas. living in a city that has just elected an asian, gay 26 year old male. where grocery stores aren't referred to as "Food City". I can find prosciutto and dried figs. hikes are driving minutes away from me. and alcohol is more conveniently priced.
I love home.

in other news...
...December... love the weather, dislike the stress.
...a tall chai tea at 7pm will keep me awake for approximately 12 hours.
...being so sore from a workout that it takes 1 minute 30 seconds just to sit on a toilet is still 'good' right?
...I challenge you to a game of
horseshoes... and present to you, Tennessee (*look for hidden alligator):