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All entries for 2006
12/26/2006: My 3 day weekend.

12/23/2006: Gift giving.

12/22/2006: Mind of Mencia


12/16/2006: Where have I been?

12/09/2006: Only the minimum.

12/08/2006: untitled

12/07/2006: untitled

12/05/2006: Public restroom experience.

12/04/2006: Closer to my goal!

12/02/2006: Baffled.

12/01/2006: Where has my week gone?

12/01/2006: Why me?

11/30/2006: Wash your hands.

11/28/2006: Something is very wrong...

11/25/2006: Do you dream in different languages?

11/22/2006: Sex, deception and Taiwanese vs. Japanese.

11/22/2006: Psychos, houses and mother-in-laws who can be considered psycho.

11/20/2006: Big trucks + me driving = 90% change of accident

11/17/2006: Blogmad.net

11/16/2006: WTF!

11/15/2006: Angel and Vic Zhou

11/15/2006: Vengeance is best served slow.

11/14/2006: There needs to be a time limit rule...

11/13/2006: Mars.

11/10/2006: Where is the rain!

11/09/2006: The cleaning ninja!

11/08/2006: Confession is good for the soul.

11/07/2006: Over priced movies and kids.

11/06/2006: Marie Antoinette.

11/03/2006: Uneasiness

11/02/2006: Dirty looks...

11/02/2006: Menopause Fairy where are you?

11/01/2006: WOOT!!

10/31/2006: All in a name...

10/31/2006: I feel the love!

10/30/2006: Personal space.

10/29/2006: Finally done!

10/29/2006: Password protected recipe.

10/28/2006: Almost there.

10/27/2006: Appropriate gifts.

10/27/2006: untitled

10/26/2006: Behold the power of QVC!

10/25/2006: Do you want fries with that?

10/24/2006: Random thoughts.

10/20/2006: Fickle and can’t seem to learn...

10/18/2006: I want...

10/13/2006: Finding happiness in hectic times.

10/11/2006: Being responsible SUCKS!!

10/04/2006: And then there was none...

09/30/2006: Only to be single...

09/22/2006: Free at last!

09/14/2006: My mom always did tell me not to stare at people...

09/12/2006: Manga, homeless, Jun <3 and lack of sleep.

09/10/2006: Karma.

09/07/2006: His ears must have been burning.

09/06/2006: Bangs head against wall...

08/31/2006: Hot water.

08/22/2006: No pain, no gain!

08/17/2006: Mixed feelings...

08/15/2006: Buyer beware and why I dislike UPS!

08/09/2006: Hobo Stew.

08/07/2006: Oh to be so close and yet so far away...

08/06/2006: "I long for you." It's a compound of love with zero impurities.

08/05/2006: In need of a maid...anyone willing to work for free?

08/04/2006: Say WHAT?!

08/03/2006: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho…Back to work I go!

08/02/2006: Is there a doctor in the house?

01/29/2007 12:31 PM
So alike and yet so different.

I am my mother’s daughter and proof that when it comes to adoption it’s the environment and not the genes that makes a child who they are. We have always taken pride in that fact actually. Growing up my mom has supported me in her own way. Looking back I see things she said or did that did keep me from pursuing things I liked to do, but back then I didn’t think much about it. I mean considering she gave in to almost any whim I had and the fact I changed my mind on what hobby I liked the most so often I understand why she said what she did. She wanted me to focus while I wanted it all. XD I wanted to do everything. I wanted to learn everything. I wanted to be everything. Growing up my thought was always “Why settle for less then perfect?” If I couldn’t do it perfectly, or damn close, then why do it at all?

One of my favorite hobbies when I was little was drawing. It didn’t matter what it was, but later on I found more joy and interest in technical drawings then in people, flowers, etc. For years I thought I was going to be an architect. When I see a floor plan I can visualize what it will look like and the flow of the house. My mom of course supported me and bought me all of the supplies and templates I ever needed. I was ecstatic when she gave me my first furniture template that had the different sizes of pianos on it. PIANOS!! I was in awe, and I still have them for when I draw floor plans to relax and for fun. One of my very favorite things I got to do at my last job was when we were going through S5 (It’s a way to streamline your living and work space from Japan except they only need S4 since the last S is to repeat the process.) and ISO. Because of this I was going to get to change my work station, something I’d been asking for when I started to help assemble. They gave me some graph paper and I got to make drawings of how I wanted my work station, but it had to be within reason and had to help with both ISO and S5. The look on their faces when I asked for measuring tape was priceless. So was the look when I gave them the drawings I made a couple days later. XD I love being able to shock people since it rarely happens.

This brings me to what this blog is about. My mom bought a book with house floor plans you can buy. It has a picture of what the house could look like. My mom looks at the picture of the house first and then the floor plan. I told her she’s doing it wrong. The look of the house can change so she needs to look at the floor plan and see what she likes about the house and then the picture of the house. We of course got into a fight about it. It seems she can’t do that. She can’t pick out what she likes and doesn’t like in a house. This really confuses me since how can someone not do that? It’s so easy for me. What rooms do you want or would use the most? Do you want an open floor plan with many areas you can see to other rooms or down stairs or do you prefer walls to decrease the noise factor? Do you plan to entertain or maybe you have a large extended family where you’d want a large dinning room, living room, etc. Everyone has some sort of an idea...right? She can’t see it though, she just knows she does or doesn’t like it. She can’t answer the questions since she doesn’t know what is in store in the future. This is the same reason why she has a Mazda 6 instead of a Mazda 3 like I told her she should buy. <_<

After she showed me a floor plan she liked, but was too big, and I showed her how she could have it changed to more of what she wanted; 1500 sq ft, 2 master bedrooms, 1 reg. bedroom with bath and two porches. She just gave me a look like I pulled a million bucks from behind her ear. She then said she wanted to keep the extra bedroom above the garage to rent out. I reminded her that to rent out a bedroom it should have a bathroom and a private entrance. I then suggested an architect so she could talk about what she’s looking for, but of course she doesn’t know so she doesn’t want to “bother” anyone. Needless to say it bugged me that I was pretty much getting no where and after a while I left her to look it over. I know in the end though I’ll end up doing a rough sketch of what she’d probably like so she can go to an architect that will make her something that will fit her needs and needs of someone who will buy the house in the future. I left her frustrated and realizing that in many ways we really aren’t the same like I always thought growing up. She was always so artistic when I was growing up so I thought she could see what I do, but I guess not. Maybe this is why she took me around when looking at models?

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01/26/2007 12:31 PM

It really doesn’t feel like a Friday to me. I know it is Friday, I’m wearing jeans and did a McDonald’s breakfast run for work, but it doesn’t feel like one. Like usual I have no set plans except to come into work tomorrow to get more done. I’m so far behind in scanning that it’s like a mountain climber going 100 ft up Mt. Everest. Sure he climbed 100 ft, but he has a long a** way to go before reaching the top. Ok so it’s not quite that bad, but I do have a long way to go before being caught up. XD

One thing I’m doing this weekend is editing Kimi wa Petto. I didn’t do a chapter last week and I really need to do one for this week. With the Animanga Game announced and I can sit back and relax on that part now I can focus on other hobbies. :) While I didn’t do it exactly how I thought I would, I was going to have people who wanted to join e-mail me for the list, I think it will be fun. So far only one person has e-mailed me for clarification on what I meant by a few things in my list that they felt didn’t make sense. Of course I didn’t give hints; that would be unfair. I’m very excited to see how long the game lasts though since this is my very first one for Animanga Network. XD I remember Innocent and Alpha would do banner contests and such often. Their prizes were much nicer in my opinion. They gave away actual items. I don’t have any items I’d give up; well except Hot Gimmick, but who’d want to buy/win that crap series?! <_<

The other set thing I have planned is to make a new layout for my blog and the radio and a new banner for Animanga. Luckily I already know that Jun will be used for my blog, but I don’t know which picture I should use. I have so many and it’s so hard to decide. I haven’t had a banner with him since December and I’m sure you guys are bored with the picture from Lilly Hoshino. Nekochan, a staffy from Animanga made a request for the radio which I’ve somewhat started to work on gathering pictures so it shouldn’t take too long. My biggest problem will be Animanga. I’ve never made an Animanga banner before, well a home page one, it’s always been done by aki gawa who’s just amazing. I might out source it and ask razzly/suke/fangli to help me since there’s no way I can make one as nice looking as aki.

Nuttz asked when my boyfriend and I be making “us” official. Honestly I don’t know. Part of me figured this year sometime in May, but it will probably be next year in April to appease my mom so my Aunt will have an easier time coming, she’s a teacher and it will be Spring Break. It won’t be a real wedding though. My boyfriend and I have decided to forgo spending the money it would cost and to just get married in the courthouse. On the bright side our reception will kick major a**. XD I figure there should be two things that money should be put into on weddings; the food and the photography. Flowers will die, you’ll only wear that dress once and no matter what the setting you get married in the reception is always the last event and the most memorable. I’ve gone to two weddings and I barely remember the ceremony, but I definitely remember the reception. :) Of course the reception will be semi-formal, but we are not the formal or very sort of people. I have no problem dressing up, but if it’s my choice I’d rather be semi-formal and comfortable. XD

Our list of guests is very small; including some of my co-workers and their guests, we’re only talking maybe 30-40 people. If we were married before I hit 20 the list would be larger because I still lived in the world where you invite family, even if you hate them and wished they’d just go away. I’m older now and realize that even if you can’t choose your family doesn’t mean you have to invite them to something out of guilt. It’s not completely true though since because my mom has kept her mouth shut about everything, except when I told her I wasn’t going to invite one of her sisters. So now I have included an aunt I don’t like. I guess inviting my cousin, who I love, and not her mom would be rude, but we’ve never gotten along. We’re two very different people and clash. My mom has shut her mouth about all of my choices and I know if it was her choice she’d want a large wedding, but she’s not said a word and has helped me think of places to have our reception. I’m thinking of a place called Pine Resort since they have great food, wonderful views, etc. Also since there will be an open bar it’s a good idea to have hotel rooms readily available since my family is really a bunch of lushes. Maybe an open bar isn’t such a good idea... XD

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