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Movie Watcher

So proud of myself for relaxing and taking the time to watch movies this summer! My list thus far:

  • Monsters U
  • This is the end
  • Superman of steel
  • White house down
  • 21and over
  • Cloud atlas
  • Dark shadows
  • Ted
  • The last stand
  • Killing them softly
  • Let me Explain
  • Megamind
  • The Heat
  • Guilt Trip
  • Warm Bodies
  • Springbreakers
  • Movie 43
  • Safe
  • Silverlinings Playbook
  • Legally blonde
  • Legally blonde 2
  • American pie
  • The ugly truth
  • Against the Ropes
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Judge Dredd
  • Lymelife
  • Daylight

This has got to be a personal record!


Fantasy Football

This past basketball season I participated in my very first Fantasy Basketball League. I was 7th, so I barely missed making the playoffs 😦             There’s always next season…..

I watched my first Superbowl this year, so I figured it’s only right that I try Fantasy Football. Good luck to me!

To help me out, I did some research and came across this:

Happy Reading!


Application Questions

In the process of applying to grad school, I’ve encountered some questions that stop and make me ask: really? This is what you want to know?

  •  Do you identify as LGBT?
  • Are you a member of any tribe?
  • Do you have any tribal affiliations you can explain a disability in visual form?
  • What is your sexual orientation?
  • Do you own a car?
  • Will you file 2012 taxes?
  • Do you have traffic violation of driving without a license?
  • What is the education level of your parents?
  • Have you ever received a parking violation, traffic ticket, or moving violation? (if yes, must accompany explanation)

Does it matter if I’m NOT LGBT or a member of a tribe? And why can/should a tribe member submit something in visual form? Are they suppose to be more creative? Is it a problem if I’m “straight”? If I do own or co-own a car, are you going to assume I have more dough for money? Filing 2012 taxes? Out of 30 schools, only one chose to ask this question. Shouldn’t that be left to FAFSA and the financial department, AFTER you’ve been accepted? Traffic violation without a license? Could you BE any more specific? Does it really matter how educated or uneducated my parents are? Are you going to reject someone on that basis? And last I heard, parking tickets or minor speeding tickets aren’t the end of the world.

So far, in my short 4 months as an Elite member on Yelp, I’ve attended both Elite events and events for the general Yelp public:

Mary Poppins at the Ahmanson Theatre for 2

Dinner at The Whisper Lounge

Seminar (play) at the Ahmanson Theatre (for 2)

Workout event at a swanky Pasadena Racquetball Club (for 2)

Saw Skyfall for FREE, the Monday after opening weekend!!

FREE meal for two at Slater’s 50/50

Hour long Crossfit workout

Combine the actual costs of these events, and I’m saving a bunch! I love love bargains and getting things for free. When I can advertise the perks of Yelp and Elite-ness, I do. I should be a recruit!

Ahh, a day that will go down in history. Ok, fine…not really. Just a day that I got what I wanted, and I wanted it bad!: Elite status on Yelp 🙂 I loved using it when I first discovered. People helped avoid the not so yummy places and find gems that I would have otherwise disregarded. So I had to show my thanks and yelp away! I’ve been a somewhat A.D.D. Yelp user, I will admit, but I’m trying hard to battle with it: reviewing a bunch of places in one sitting, and checking in when I’ve got wi-fi (or know someone who is nice enough to let me log into yelp on their smart phone…to those, it’s like a part of you is Elite too…but just a teeny, tiny, bit). I’ll keep yelping away, which comes natural to me. And I look forward to years of elite status (let’s hope they don’t throw me off the squad real fast!).

2 Stupid Things

My ex once said:


1. I don’t like running with you.

2. Couples that move in together are making a bad decision because it all goes downhill.


1. Well fuck you fatass. I don’t like running with you either.

2. Fuck you again. That’s how you figure out if the relationship works, dumbass.


So I have 4 final words: Go fuck yourself. HARD.

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Edgar Allan Poe

All We Need is Waldo

American flag, radio,

tv, cds,

Paints, posters,

crayons, colored pencils,

Desk organizer, pencil cases

Composition books.

Reading log, writing log, math log, science log

Secret Garden, Walk Two Moons, Hunger Games.

The series is in order.


World map, calendar,

drawings, postcards,

newspaper cut outs,


off the wall


out of the corner of her eye,

Table 4 chitter chatters.


Jansport, Jansport, Jansport,

Skullcandy makes backpacks?


The Statue of Liberty, The White House, The Boston Tea Party

And the home of Thomas Jefferson?


Newberry, Mystery


National Geographic.

Time for

Scholastic News for Kids.


Kenny, Robert

Spencer, Tyler

Jacob, Jake

Take a break.


Games manager, lunch helper.

And who’s the TA?


Sawyer and Hunter, at it again,

Can’t concentrate and pause the talking.


Flowers, potting soil, old hose.

April showers bring May plant-your-own-flowers.


Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas,

And Indians in a box.


Computers, keyboards, headphones,

collecting dust,

But iPads get some love.


White board, Promethean board,

Yet we can’t use either one.


Budget cuts and teacher layoffs

Lead to

Increase in class size.

Wanted and welcome: fancy gadgets.

What’s wrong with that picture?


Converse, Vans, Keds,

String, string, string.

Why can’t these girls leave

Leave cat’s cradle and friendship bracelets alone?


Office Depot pens, Ticonderoga wooden pencils.

Fractions, ratios, percents, proportions.

“I don’t get it.”

Directions, instructions.

“What do I do here?”

They never read.


Eyeglasses, hairclips, water bottles – empty and full.

Dictionaries, clocks,

Recycle bins, trashcans,

lunch bin, Paper bin, book bin,

fire extinguisher in

the room.


Fifty states, Angry Birds,

Diaries of Wimpy Kids.


Hey substitute,

“You can call me Bubba.”

“Like Bubba Gump?”

“Who’s Bubba Gump?”, says Robert “Bubba” [Gump].


Manila folders for art

and open house.


Benchmark, quizzes, tests, homework.

Lunch, recess, book fairs,

Oh, and Jump Rope for Heart.


Boy who draws,

Anxious boy,

boy who has ants in his pants,

oh boy,

there’s a Justin Bieber and a Lady Gaga.

And maybe that kid really has A.D.D.



Mirror, soap, sink, tissues, paper towels.

Tape, scissors, glue, dry erase markers


Carpet, desk, chairs, round table


Minimum days are for

Cupcakes, cookies and



But now, it’s

Time 2:00 go home.

The Ghazal: When?

She said, “let’s go to happy hour today!”

But no! I can’t drink that – it’s sour today.


Oh hello, lovely to hear from you.

Please, do tell me, how’re you today.


There’s a circus show at the boulevard.

Yes, уеs, that city – ours, today.


A marvelous thing came my way. 

He sent, to my home, flowers today.


I can’t believe the nerve of her to ask:

“Have you taken a shower today?”


I wanted to bake Russian pancakes.

To my surprise, I ran out of flour, today.


“Will I see you soon, Polina, my dear?”

If I can go one hundred miles per hour today.

Lazy Zumba

Her legs,

s            l            o            w            l            y


She sways her hands

the wrong way.

She doesn’t know how to move

her shoulders,

her head.

Around her, people

Jump on time

Clap on time

Turn on time.

…She’s in the wrong place…








No One Else Is Dying

Only if

they’re catching

their                                                             breath.