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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

12/19/2006

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?

01/02/2008 10:40 PM
San Francisco Day 2 (aka No, I do NOT work here.)

So our second day started out kind of early. Before I get too into this blog I should mention that my mom, niece and her friend are all very obviously white. I look like the the ugly Dachshund when I was with them. XD Doesn't seem to matter now, but it will later on. Ok, now time for the blog! My mom, being the teacher always interested in everything, wanted to go to the Exploritorium. I hung out with my mom and my niece went off with her friend. They have a new section about the mind, puzzles, games, those genius tests (which were more on the can you spot the obvious test) and a few fun things mixed in. Not really my sort of thing, but it was ok. A museum or anything like that is more of my cup of tea. There is a reason why my mom has a masters in History, Math, Science and English. XD

After the Exploritorium we went to Chinatown. When we arrived at the Exploritorium it was misty. When we got out it was drizzling and by the time we started to make our way to Chinatown it started to rain very steady. Chinatown is in the most hilly, steep part of San Francisco. Yeah, when you come from driving in pretty much "flat" land and took everything told to you by your driving instructor literally it was odd to go into a "world" where going past the first line of a crosswalk was ok. It took me a long time before I started to get into a more crowded area where I saw cars doing just that. Boy did driving that section become easier. It would have been nicer to have been in my husband's Mazda 3 since it has more power, but oh well.

We finally reached Chinatown and it reminded me of what you see on the Travel channel for places like Hong Kong. No one really followed road rules. The sidewalks were crowded and even more cramped because almost every store flowed out onto the side walk. It just looked...dirty. It felt chaotic and we got lost twice since everything looked so similar. We went into a couple of shops. One of them was a very nice tea shop. If I had known that the teas around here were such crap then what I got in the restaurants there I would have bought some. XD

One of the stores was an underground clothing store. I liked a lot of the clothes, but I wasn't willing to spend that much on an outfit I couldn't wear at work. My niece's friend had 20 bucks to spend. There weren't any prices on most of the clothes in the store so it was more of try it on and if you like it then get the price. Personally I would have gone the other way around, but she shops differently. Window shopping first and then see if she can actually afford it. There were two dressing rooms and one was already taken by a pretty woman trying on pretty long dresses. Her poor husband just stood there holding her purse (the dressing rooms were small) and giving his opinion and asked. He looked very very bored. XD There was only one sales woman and she's helping both my niece's friend and also the woman. My niece's friend was planning on getting a two piece set. Her top was smaller then her bottom though so it was hard and taking a long time in trying to figure out what was her size.

I was paying more attention to the other woman though. Her husband had disappeared and she was trying on dress number 3, while I was there at least. The sales woman was trying to convince her to buy this pretty gold and brown dress. The dress was pretty, but it brought out the yellow in her skin and didn't flatter the woman. When the sales woman walked away to find a larger bottom for my niece's friend I politely whispered to the woman that she looked better in the other dresses. Normally I would have kept my mouth shut, but the woman had mentioned it was for her son's wedding so I had to speak up. I could tell by her behavior that she was going to by the yellow dress, that sales woman was very good at her job. XD She asked which color I liked the best on her. I told her that the blue print of the blue and pink dress were prettier and the blue color looked the best. She told me it was for her son's wedding and explained that she would wear a dress like she was picking out first and then at the reception she would change into a more glamorous dress. I asked when it was and she said in the summer so I suggest the blue since blue is a great summer color, and pink feels more like a pring color since I tend to collect it with Sakura trees which bloom in the spring. She agreed.

The sales woman came back and asked if she wanted the gold dress and was told no. She didn't look very happy. The woman then looked at the rack of dresses next to her dressing room and saw a purple one. She asked if she could try it on. (While she was trying it on my mom asked me what I thought of her outfit and I said it looked more like PJs.) She tried it on and then opened the curtain to see what I thought. She looked really good. Purple was definitely a very good color for her. It would also fit well with a summer wedding. That's when it happened... She closed the curtain, took it off handed it to me on the hanger and asked, "It was a bit too big. Can I please try it on in a medium?" I was stunned, shocked and amazed. I didn't want to embarrass the nice woman so I smiled as sweetly as I could and said, "I'm sorry, but I don't work here. I'll go see if I can find the sales woman." The woman started to giggle a little, blushed and said she was sorry, she just thought since I was next to the dressing rooms that I was there to help. The sales woman's ears must have been ringing since she came within a few seconds and helped the woman. I then quickly left to stand with my mom who was trying on jackets and asked for my opinion.

Oh, that's not all... So my niece's friend thought my mom was going to chip in the other 15 bucks for the difference on the outfit. I guess because my mom said that's a decent price. My mom was trying to teach her that she could only get what you can afford so had no plans to do that. Then it happened. My mom tried on all of the styles and didn't really love any of them enough to pay the price she was asking for. When the sales woman found out that we weren't going to buy anything she started to yell at us to get out of her store and to never come back. Then she started to yell at us in Chinese (not sure which one) and I'm not sure what she said, but I'm guessing I don't want to either. XD

We also went to a posh Italian restaurant who was too good for Italian sodas, too pedestrian I guess, and the waiter was just very snobish. We dressed in normal clothes, it was connected to a Best Western Express so we didn't think it would be something we'd need to dress up for. In fact, except for a few couples no one did dress up. When my mom and I decided to get the soup we asked if it was good. I guess that's a stupid question because that's how he acted. "It's like a cream of mushroom soup, but it's not prepared like one." Oh yeah that tells me if it's good or not. We ordered it anyways and it was very very good. My mom and I couldn't decide between two different dinners so we each ordered one and both were very good. I never knew Thumper could taste so yummy. XD Now for all of you PITA members just back off. It's all about the food chain and I don't see you guys crying when the one eating the rabbit is another animal.

When I tried to order the Italian soda towards the end of the dinner I was told "they don't have THOSE". I then asked if they had a full bar. He said yes so I asked what kind of sweet flavored liquor they had. He gave me a puzzled look and asked what I meant since didn't I ask for an Italian soda. I felt like screaming. I then explained that yes I did want one, but since they didn't have Italian Sodas I needed to think outside the box so that means finding out what kind of sweet flavored liquors they had, berries preferred. He told me they had a blackberry liquor that was popular to drink by itself by woman. I then asked for Sparkling water (every posh bar as sparkling water) and that mixed well. It was brought and tasted exactly how an italian soda would...imagine that. Normally I'd ask for sweet liquor and a zima, but I didn't want to get that "oh a poor person" look with that "you don't belong here" tone in his answer. XD

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12/24/2007 9:04 PM
A Year?! I have to wait a frakin' YEAR?!?!

I has a blog about my second day of vacation all ready to go, but something important (to me) has come up. So I'm in the middle of yet another Lilly Hoshino series called Love Kue/Rabu Kue/Love Quest. I'm on chapter four and it's really getting good. I just love her stories. The girls are cute, which is rare in yaoi...amazing considering how girly some can make the guys, the girls are strong, they always have a great story line and it's just filled with beautiful artwork...and tons of bishies! XD Any ways I find out it's licensed. Ok, no biggy. So I start trying to figure out where I can buy this bitch so I can figure out what's going to happen to Akabane-kun and how he's going to get back or is that twisted bitch Harada going to hunt him down now that she has that ring? Well I have to wait until October 2008!! That's the just PROJECTED release date. Considering I'm STILL waiting for my volume of Nitta-sensei that I ordered in MAY who knows if it will be released on time. The publishers, Yen Press, don't even have a real site yet! I mean how lame and crap in a half is that?! If they don't even have that yet I fear it may be more then a year before I get my hands on that series! /cries

Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that things are getting licensed and published, but come on. This is just totally frustrating and ruined my night. Good thing it's almost done. Maybe Pet on Duty has been released and I can buy it now to cheer me up... My only hope is that Komatta doesn't get licensed. They already have my Sex Pistols and tons of other series. P-S, BE and Bliss have 20 more volumes to go for Komatta and since I'm very sure they'd release faster then a publisher I'm hoping no one licenses it until it's done!!

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