Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quote of the day

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. -Bertrand Russell

This is also an old picture of me. Yay high school!

When was this?

I was going through old pictures tonight. I found some of me with short hair. It weirds me out every time. It seems like such along time ago. 

Anyway, I think I've blogged about this before. Oh well, here is a reminder that my hair used to be really short. 

Actually it has been shorter than this. 


I have to keep it long at least until I get married. Then I can have long hair for my wedding. Yes, that is the reason I'm growing it out. 

I'm a girl, deal with it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

I remember the alligator shoes.

I had an epiphany today. 

A huge shallow epiphany. 

When I see a guy, my initial evaluation of him is based on his shoes. 

Bizarre? Yes.

My last boyfriend had really poor taste in shoes. 

Not letting that happen again.

I like how I say "last" as if there were more than just a "last". 
There was only a "last".

Annnnddddddd. . . I wish American Idol was on tonight. 

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quote of the day

"If you can dream it, you can do it"

-Walt Disney

Apparently Walt never met anyone with my dreams. 

I really doubt that there is a magical tree trunk somewhere waiting to take me to a Narnia-like land. 

Or that I'm going to sprout huge wings and fly

Or that Julie Andrews is my long lost great aunt

Or that Willie Wonka's chocolate factory exists

Or that a hot musician is going to sweep me off my feet and we'll live in the lap of luxury (but of course we will give a good sum of our wealth to charity) 

Nope, not happening. 

Thanks Walt Disney. 

You've crushed my dreams. 

Just kidding. I love him. 

I may have officially become prejudiced.

So if you are a reader of my blog. . you know that I have never had a good run in with a Russian. It just hasn't happened. 

Today at work we were really really busy. It was kinda wonderful. I haven't been that busy at work in. . .I don't know how long. 

I get this table of three Russian girls in their mid twenties. 

I thought everything was going well. They didn't have any complaints. Nothing. 

Then. . . they tip me an 11 cent tip. . . what the heck? 

I didn't know this until after they left, but apparently they come in and do that a lot. 


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quote of the day

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood

Oh my gosh. It is such a nice day out. My window is open, and it smells so so good. Like. . . ridiculous. I wish I didn't have to work. . . or do homework. . . but really all I want to do is go and sit on the sidewalk. Maybe with chalk. Or jumprope. It's THAT kind of weather.

Four square anyone?

Friday, March 27, 2009

A promise is a promise.

So I should be asleep now, but I promised that I would tell you about my day yesterday. 

Well, actually is started out horribly. I woke up super sick. . . but it was for reasons that I don't think mixed company would like to know. Even though, now you know. Unless you are oblivious, in which case, never mind. 

So I kinda laid on the couch all morning and caught up on the DVR. 

Sickness=blessing is disguise

So I got ready and went to school, I was late since I was sick. But oh well. . . 

So now the good part starts. After school I went over to Rachel's house and we baked. I made a sunshine cake, and she made some ginger snaps. We hung out in her room, and listened to music. It was a wonderful high schoolish throwback. 

We headed over to the Dennys house for dinner. They are so great. And a big part of my fan base, so consider this a shout out. 

Scott's grandma passed away a couple months ago, and left a lot of costume jewelry behind. They were so so sweet and let Rachel and I choose something from her collection. I picked out this really cool gold feather pin. If I remember I'll post a picture sometime. Anyway, it was really cool that they let us do that. 

We had tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner. I'm not just talking any tomato soup. . I'm talking homemade, best tomato soup I've ever had. It was freaking amazing. You all should be really really jealous. 

Then for dessert we had the stuff that Rachel and I made, and Mariam made some of her delicious delicious chocolate chip cookies. 

Which I ate about 8 of today. I'm not proud of that. I was going to kinda control myself and eat them over a span of a week or so. . . nope. 

So we sat around their table for a bit and talked and laughed. It was a ridiculously wonderful time. =)

Ha, I'm running out of pictures of him.

So I've basically decided that we are going to get married. 

Jim Sturgess, this is my official proposal. . .

Will you marry me?

It's okay if you don't get back to me right away. 
I won't take it as a bad sign.

Quote of the day

 "No sports" 
-Winston Churchill 

Yeah. . seriously. . it's a kick

This is the best Idol in 60 seconds ever. 

Apparently I'm on a video kick.

The story of menstruation.

Disney style.

If Disney could explain all the facts of life to me, that would be great.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

No thank you.

Please take note of my new reason to dislike Danny Gokey. 

What is with him and his nasty pelvic thrusting? 

Elvis called, he wants his dance move back. 


I had a really good day. 
I'm really really tired though. 
I'll tell you all about it tomorrow. 
Just know that it involved Mariam's chocolate chip cookies. 

An oldie but a goodie

Oh my goodness. 

I love him. 

Where have all of the classically good looking men run off to? 

Apparently they are no where to be found. . . or gay. . . which means I have no chance. 

Dang it. 

Quote of last Thursday

So as you know, my mom and I went on a road trip. 

We stopped at In-N-Out on our way 

As we were entering the restaurant, we see 4 little girls walk out. They were probably around 8 or 9 years old, and they all have these balladeer shirts on with musical notes. 

An older women, who I'm assuming was their choir teacher approached me as I notice all these little girls staring at me with wide eyes. . . 

"My girls think they just saw their first hippie, and they are thrilled."


I didn't even know what to say. 

Where do they live that wearing a "peace" shirt constitutes as a hippie? 

. . . and a nose ring, and a bag that says, "you and I save the world", and moccasins, and jeans with a hole, and a reusable water bottle, and aviators? 

. . . oh. . . 

Quote of the day

I promised an amazing quote of the day

and since I can't sleep

here you go. 

Today in speech class we were talking about how to come up with metaphors for speeches. 

My teacher asked us to close our eyes and think about the word "freedom". As soon as a picture came into our minds we were supposed to open our eyes. 

The teacher called on a few people, one person said the American Flag, another said a bird, running, happiness, things like that. 

Then my teacher called on this one girl. . I still can't figure out what her problem was. 

She responded, without hesitation, "Obama's inauguration speech". 


That makes you think of freedom? How does that make you think of freedom? 

If the teacher said think "inspirational" or "historic" that would be totally legit. 

But. . . freedom? 



Has she just been waiting to answer a question with that response and she felt that now was as good a time as any? 

Maybe she answers every question like that? This is Jr. College after all, and that is basically the correct answer to everything. It's like answering "Yes, no, or Jesus" to a Sunday school question.

I'm still totally confused as to why she said that. . . but. . . more power to her. . . I guess. 

Oh Jr. College, go. . go. . may I never wish you back again. 

Insomniac is my middle name.

Do not be fooled. 

The picture above is not me right now. 

I can't sleep. 

I am going to wake up at 6 and go to the gym. 

I don't care that I can't sleep. 

It's going to happen. 

Maybe this way I'll just be so tired tomorrow night that I will crash around 10. 



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quote of the day

"Em, there is no such thing as werewolves, zombies, or leprechauns" 


Since we are on the topic of my favorite art things. 

This is my favorite sculpture. I really hope I get to see it someday. 

It is Bernini's Pluto and Proserpina 

(or the rape of Proserpina. . . whichever you want to call it)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Quote of the day pt. 2

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invaribly they are both disappointed. -Albert Einstein 

quote of the day

So Mondays at my work lately have been sloooooooowwwwww. I mean, really really slow. 

My manager, Zeeshan, has been trying to figure out ways to get more people into the restaurant. 

During our pre-shift, with 6 girls standing around him, Zeeshan informs us. .  .

"If you'll notice, I have all girls on the floor tonight. I'm using this as a tactic to get more people in on Monday nights. So we'll try this out for a few weeks and see how it goes."


Are you kidding me? 

Apparently restaurant manager is code for "chauvinist douche bag".

Last time I checked, I didn't work at the Italian Hooter's. 


I have a favorite new Andy Warhol piece. 

It's called Neuschwanstein. . . for obvious reasons. 

I kind of want to find a print of it and hang it in my room, or bathroom. 

Either one. 


I think I've basically decided that if I could be any animal, I would be a cheetah. 

I don't know if I've totally made up my mind. 

Have you seen these things run? 

Anyway, it's kinda ironic. . . since I'm a vegetarian and everything. 

Seriously though, have you seen these things run?

Road trip completion.

This is the tale of my road trip with my mom 
We had to stop for gas

We had some company on the way

My mom is a good driver. . most of the time

What is a road trip without one of these cheesy pictures. 

We stopped at my grandparent's for the night

 And took pictures with my grandpa 

Our car got a little dirty 

But my grandpa cleaned our windshield so we could see out of it

We stopped at my uncle's work. 

Met up with Amy and went to the beach. Got Joan from the airport, and ate Mexican for dinner. 

We picked up Dani and went to Disneyland. 

It was my mom's birthday so she got in for free. 

I got a sweatshirt. I love it. 

We stopped at my grandparents again on the way home. Self timer was our best friend. 

The end. 

I wish I would have thought of this.

So sometimes when I'm procrastinating, I mean. . . bored, I go to google images and search for "inspirations". 

This is my favorite one of the moment. 

And yes, I'm back from my road trip. 

It was amazing. 

Pictures to follow. 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Road trip.

My mom and I are getting ready to leave for southern CA. 

Wish us luck. 

I'll keep everyone posted as much as possible. 

Because I'm sure you're dying to know what is going on. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Most adorable quote of the day.

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity. -Albert Einstein 

I've just seen a face.

Ah. I love him.

Please notice the adorable nose wipe at :20.

Oh the swagger that is Jim Sturgess.

October 2009

I can't wait. 

Now the sun turns out its light. . .

That is it! 

I'm going to bed! 

No one can stop me! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What do ya call 'em? Oh, feet.

Just for one day I wish I could be a mermaid. 

This is a painting by John William Waterhouse. 

I hope no one feels squicky about me putting a picture of a topless mermaid on here. 

It's art people. Grow up. 

I love this painting. 

What are midterms without procrastination?

So Maddy and I had a quick photo shoot today. 

We call it "a little B&W". 

Because we did all the pictures black and white. 

Maddy wants to be a photographer when she grows up. 

Start 'em young! 

This is happening

Look at what came in the freaking mail today. 

I am so excited. 

This little pocketbook deluxe may be small, but it has every banjo chord you could ever imagine. 

Happy St. Patty's to me. 

Curse my school tomorrow. I want to stay home and play! 

Even MTV.

I bet you have no idea what I'm watching right now. 

I'll give you one guess. 

Perfect time to get sick.

I'm starving a fever. 

Yes, it is my busiest week of school for the whole semester. 

Brilliant Emily, brilliant. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

You'd think I was a boy.

I saw two, count 'em, two roly-polys on the walk from my car to my class today. 

I was super bummed because I couldn't stop and pick them up. 

There is nothing better than picking up roly-polys. Really though. 

They are one of my favorites. 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Half way there.

So, uh, yeah, I don't know if anyone knew this, but I have midterms this week, and an essay due.

Whenever I get stressed, I have the urge to run. Ironic, eh? 

So I ran a good mile today. It felt great. I actually should get myself in bed before I feel the need to run another one. 

Midterm #1 tomorrow. Woo. 

You can call me flower, if you want to.

Yeah, so I was thinking about it. . . 

and if anyone wanted to. . . 

like. . if you like my blog. . .and want other people to like it too. . . 

and maybe you want to tell other people about it. . . 

You know. . like. . your facebook status is a good way. . . 

or. . Myspace. .  or twitter. . . or whatever. . . I think there is something called email. . . 

You know, whatever you want. 

(Oh, and it would also be cool if you read all the time if you want to follow me. Maybe, you know. . whatever you want)