Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The past little while...

So I'm pretty sure no one reads this, which is why I never bother to update, but since I was browsing my friend's blogs tonight I decided to read mine and realized it was incredibly whinny so I should probably update.

I came to a sad realization the other night, and it was how much I love my dog. I mean I knew I loved him, but I have found it's very apparent to everyone else how much I love him too, it hit home when I had a friend say, "oh even though we've never met him we KNOW Batman!" It's a sad day to realize that you talk about your dog more than some people talk about their kids.

Anyway, so what's been new can be explained very quickly:

  • Even though I work at one of the biggest corporations in America I feel like I'm caught on an episode of Melrose Place
  • EFY!!!
  • I work 6am- 3pm Tues. through Sat. so my social life is pretty shot
  • Insane things keep happening to me- things such as my car being broken into and the only thing of "value" they got after smashing my window is a bunch of burned CDs, I almost had to sue the Hilton Corp. over a horrible prank call, dog seizures... that's right, dog seizures, DRAMA, lies, intrigue etc
Yeah basically my life revolves around work and trying to be social when I'm not too tired. I did decide to do 2 things with all my free time between the hours of 3 and 9:30/ 10 (when I go to bed) the first is to tutor high school students. Technically this hasn't started yet because I need my background check to clear, but should be starting VERY soon and the other is that I think I've decided to start writing a book. I don't know if I'll complete it or if it will end up as a very short story, but what the heck- crazy things happen to me and they need to be told to the world.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I have no internal monologue

Well, the thing is I do... but my friend once told me that I need a better filter. I decided that would be something I would like to work on, so I did. Now for the most part I think it's a good thing I did work on this. For example, a few months ago I was on an elevator with some orange stripes, for those of you who don't speak Disney, that means Director or above. So these are the people that can very easily fire me and who I need to suck up to at all costs. One of them said something and I wanted to say "that's what she said" so very badly, but lucky for me my filter said, "NOT a good idea Michelle". But there are other times in my life where I wish I could say exactly what I'm thinking, things like
  • You look so silly right now, some trends aren't meant for you
  • Why do you have to be gay?
  • It's been a year since YOU ended it- instead of getting mad, fight for me- you'll probably win
  • Why don't you just kiss me?
  • stop complaining... no one cares anymore
  • Why do you have it out for me?
  • Just enjoy it, it's not going to last
  • Seriously, you're not happy are you?
The thing is though, you can't say stuff like that and be a good member of society... but really why is that? Why is lying and burrying it deep inside you and not telling the truth the way we should function? I can think of so many aspects of my life where being honest would save a lot of people a lot of trouble... dating is a huge one that comes to mind.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Restaurant grades

So the other day I was driving down Ventura Blvd. and I passed a restaurant that I went on a date to which a guy I met at a church dance. When I first passed it I thought, "oh I remember that place... it was the B restaurant with the B date I went on".

See the thing is, in LA county all restaurants are given a grade that they hang up in their windows for all the world to see. What it comes down to is the grade the restaurant is given explains how clean the facilities are. An A means it's met code requirements at least 90% of the time it's been inspected. You can get an A, B, or C and still be open for business. If you're still curious about it here's a link to the sweet doc.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/RFIG/RETAIL%20FOOD%20INSPECTION%20GUIDE_V2007.pdf

Anyway, while I was driving past this restaurant I noticed it had (somewhat) recently been upgraded from a B to an A and it made me start to contemplate the date some more and what happened. It was a nice enough date, he was polite and we had a nice chat about all the mundane stuff you discuss on first dates. What made me think about it more was the fact that I never did go out with him again.

See my problem is that I'm a bit like the Health Department here, I go I take a small look and I make a judgement, it's only later that I realize that maybe I should re-evaluate and look a little deeper and most of the time I realize that perhaps I marked them a bit low. That just like this restaurant I probably should have visited a few more times and taken a closer look, because now when I look back on all the "B" dates I went on... they really weren't that bad.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The most amazing thing I've ever seen!

So today I was on my usual commute down the 101 this morning and the most amazing thing happened. For those of you unfamilar with the 101 let me tell you what my normal commute is like...

Each morning I merge onto the freeway and then fight my way out of the far right lane while trying to get up to highway speed and not get hit. About 2 miles into it I then have to immediately slam on my brakes and finish the rest of my 13.5 miles going between 5-20 miles per hour. You're pretty much stuck in the lane you slammed your breaks in and everyone is vicious about their place in "line".

So today I'm sitting there and I'm just minding my own business and I hear some sirens. I then determine (thanks to my memorable jr. year physics class) that it's coming from behind me. I then glance in my rear-view mirror and see all the cars behind me moving out of the far left lane. But it doesn't even stop there not only did everyone move out of the fast lane for the police car but everyone in the next lane was actually nice enough to let everyone over without any grief!

It restored my faith in people in LA... at least for a while.

Monday, February 2, 2009

ya know... that song that was on...

I find it amazing that so many songs I LOVE I don't know the lyrics for. And it use to bug me so much, that I would say I love a song but then have no recollection of the lyrics. But then I realized that what makes those songs amazing is that I can't remember them. They are true art a that point because they transform you and they transport you to another place or another time.

That is how I find art I love... pieces I can just stare at for hours that for some reason stops me in my tracts and makes me think. A piece that just makes time stand still and speed all at the same time. Something that makes me pause and remember all the happy/ sad/ exciting/ troubling times of my life and reminisce for a while.

This is what some songs do to me as well. It's probably not the best thing that I'm behind the wheel when this occurs, but there are some songs that I hear the first few lines and then I don't hear anything because I'm lost in my own world. I love the feeling it brings to my soul, because at the end even if it's a sad thing the song makes me remember I still feel and everyday that I feel I know that I've lived; even if for just a little bit.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Things that make me happy that shouldn't

Today I realized there are some things that make me happy that shouldn't. For instance, today I was walking through my office and I passed the facilities guy. He was straining to reach the top of the coffee maker, to pour coffee beans into the grinder reservoir because he was about 5'5. I walked by this scene at about 6'1 due to the heels and I couldn't help it I chuckled at him, it wasn't too loud or anything he probably didn't hear... but then it made me realize there are things in this world that make me happy that shouldn't. Here's the list I've come up on the spur of the moment.
  • being taller than guys who obviously have a Napoleon complex- these are the guys that spend massive time in the gym because they think people won't notice they are short because they are cut.
  • when people run into stuff. I feel justified in this though because I run into stuff all the time and not only do I laugh... I expect them to as well.
  • Showing other people gross pictures. Today I found this DISGUSTING picture of a WORM and an EYE and it totally made me wanna shove a fork in my brain to get it out of my thoughts, but then I showed it to others and it didn't bug me anymore
  • ABC Family and Disney channel original movies- 'nuff said
  • getting my roommate so fired up that she might explode
  • discussing people on Sunday nights with my friends- you know who you are!
Well that's my short list... I'm sure I'll be adding to this laugh as more things make me happy that shouldn't.

Monday, January 5, 2009

These boots were make for walkin...

Today was a day... you know those typical Mondays where things aren't going right, well that was my day today.

The classic this is my life step of course was when I got off the bus from work tonight. I had a ride lined up, but alas he was late and he didn't have a cell. So I decided to start walking home... on the way I got a blister, leaves in my shoes, creeped out my multiple strangers, almost hit by a car and slightly harassed from a group of Latino men playing soccer.

Fun times eh?

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