Sunday. 12.23.07 4:49 pm
I'm a bad, wait, HORRIBLE Christmas present shopper. I have a knack for waiting until the last minute (weekend) before Christmas to get it together. I went to Fashion Valley Mall here in San Diego to get my swerve on, and I got a headache from walking around aimlessly trying to figure out what to get for whom. That, and there were like a million people swarming in and out all the stores. To top it off, I had a somewhat negative experience at the Apple store, but not so much because the guy was only doing his job, but still, BOO nonetheless.
After I got fed up walking around the mall seventeen times, I left to go to Wal-Mart in National City to pick up a present alternative. It actually wasn't so bad at that particular Wal-Mart, because the night before I went with my BFF(!) Danica to another Wal-Mart in Chula Vista and that one was just like Fashion Valley, x10. And can I add that there were some careless people in there too. Excuse me Senora, but you aren't the only here, so please move that cart out of the way, gracias.
Yesterday after working out I went to the navy exchange to continue my shopping escapade. Let's just say I got people healthy alternatives as presents there instead of trying to rack my brains out.
Ok time to cut this entry short, I need to get ready to get some sushi at Otay, help another BFF(!) get a MacMini, then go Tattoo parlor hunting.
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Wednesday. 1.2.08 5:59 pm
How time flies. It's already 2008, and I still feel like I'm in limbo. I know that time and whatever is a construct for the most part, but regardless, come two months and tick another line to my age, say goodbye to my 'military dependent' status and say hello to the big world.
Materially, I did not ask for anything this Christmas, sans GNC Gift Cards and the like. All I really wanted was to pass my Japanese class, and barely passed it I did, with a C-. But hey, a C- is passing, so boo-ya-ka-lama-lama I'm good. There were so many things weighing on whether or not I passed this particular class: my job as a student worker for the county would be forfeit if I didn't fulfill requirements of passing a full (12) unit load, my overall GPA would sink (obviously) and I just wouldn't start the new year with a bang. But fortunately I did pass, so no more sweatin' bullets over old news.
I'm still debating whether or not I should pursue Japanese at UCSD, because as I see it, 11 weeks just isn't enough time for me to absorb an entirely new language and be comfortable enough with it to take on a final head on at the end of those 11 weeks. We'll see what happens when I go resume my studies next week, but until then, I'm catching up on my Zzz's because I know I won't be getting much as soon as the quarter starts again.
I spent Christmas and New Year's with family which is fine by me. I guess I'm failing to realize that others don't spend the holidays with their families as much as they used to when we were younger; I guess it wasn't much of an option before, but now that I'm getting older it is.
I really did not make any New Year's resolution, but one thing I do plan to keep on doing is to maintain my mental and physical wellness by going to the gym religiously and never giving up. It's the least I can do for myself because I know I can always do better. It's just a matter of wanting to do so.
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