Monthly Archives: December 2008

Crash Bang Boom!

My sister and I went to visit our parents in Temecula on Sunday. I fell asleep along the way since I was pretty hung over. My sleep was violently disrupted when the sound of crashing metal and my sister’s paniced voice woke me. As I was jolted forward, my eyes opened and the first thing I saw was what appeared to be shattered glass flying in the air from behind me. I as I slammed back into my seat, I had a quick glance at the stop light. I quickly realized that we were stopped at a red light and have just been rear ended. I was somewhat relieved when what had looked like glass hit the dashboard turned out to be tiny fragrance beads that my sister keeps in her car as an air freshner. My relief, unfortunately, was cut short and my anxiety quickly hit full force. With ultra fast ninja-like reflexes my sister grabbed her phone to call her boyfriend to have him drive from San Diego to Temecula. My heart was racing and my chest was pounding, yet part of me felt like I was still asleep.

I jumped out of my sister’s truck to see who had hit us and if they were ok. A silver Honda was behind our car with it’s entire front end smashed in. I saw the driver, a woman, frantically guesturing me to move our vehicle to the side of the road. After we moved our cars I approached her vehicle to ask her if she was ok. She was looking at me with with a weird look on her face and her cell phone held to her ear. She said she was ok and she asked me if we were ok. I couldn’t help but notice a bottle of Grey Goose in the passenger seat.

A man pulled over to assist us. It turns out he was an off duty CHP officer. A few moments later an off duty EMT pulled over to help as well. The off duty officer made the woman exit her vehicle. It was clear she was extremely intoxicated when she stumbled around and rolled onto the floor. She was on her phone the whole time frantically trying to get her mother to get there. When she got off her phone she pulled down her pants and took a piss on the side of the road. That image, unfortunately, will be forever imprinted in my head. Uck.

Moments later, 3 motorcycle cops, 2 cop cars, a firetruck, a tow truck, and an ambulance arrives. They took the drunk driver in the ambulance and the officer that took our report went with her so he can arrest her as soon as she recovers.

My sister and I had no serious injuries that needed immediate attention, but accidents like these usually are followed by pain within the next couple days. This will be the second time that I was asleep and awaken by getting rear ended. The other time Pooh and I were stopped in traffic on the freeeway and got rear ended by some guy who was high off his ass. We were struck so hard that we were pushed into the car in front of us. It was extremely scary to wake up and be in that situation. I believe most of my high anxiety is because of this. My sister’s bumper needed to be removed in order to be able to drive her truck. It’s drivable but the entire backside is all banged up and the alignment is messed up as well.

After all the chaos, we headed to my parents house. My sister’s boyfiend arrived shortly after. My parents greeted us with hugs and kisses. They were extremely worried about what had happened. My mom was sad and blamed herself, saying that if she hadn’t of asked us to come we wouldn’t of gotten into the accident. I comforted her and said that everything happens for a reason. This helps us realize how precious the time we spend here is and that we need to spend as much time with the ones we love as we can. This all definitely brought us closer together. Despite having been through a scary accident, celebrating the holiday with my family was truly special.

What a great start to our Xmas break. Random. Pooh and I are off until the 2nd. I hope you are all doing well. Have a great new year!

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Merry Christmas!


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It’s been a great year! Happy Holidays everyone!

I hope 2009 is just as exciting…I actually know it will be for sure!

Pooh and I want to wish everyone a merry xmas and a happy new year. Some great news, we’re getting a puppy! I’m so excited!

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Last Minute Holiday Shopping & Familiar Faces

Pooh and I went to the mall today to do some last minute shopping for our “Secret Santa” gifts. We are having our Company Christmas Party tomorrow night and we’re all exchanging gifts. Luckily, both of ours were easy to shop for. Thank goodness for Gift Cards. Some may think it’s impersonal, but I think it’s great to give someone the power to get something they’d actually like; especially when it’s a co-worker that you don’t quite know well enough to get a good gift that they’d love.

Of course, my eyes started wandering and I got distracted. We ended up spending way more on ourselves than what we were at the mall for. Oops. I picked up the Dolce & Gabbana cologne that was on my holiday wish list. Oops. I also got a bunch of stuff at the Gap just because they were on sale. Oops. But hey, Pooh got some stuff too! Oops!

We’re not quite done with our holiday shopping yet. Pooh has taken all spending privileges away from me so we can make sure we get stuff for our family and friends. It’s just so hard when everything is on sale!

On our way to grab some holiday cards, gift bags, and tissue paper at Ralph’s, we ran into a fellow blogger! It was Victor from MOC Blog. I’ve only met him in person once and I’m very horrible at remembering faces, so I was quite embarrassed when he got our attention and I didn’t quite remember who he was. He looked familiar, and yet I couldn’t put my finger on it. The MOC blog is one of the very first blogs that I became a fan of so it was very nice to have run into him. I’ve always admired his writing style and found him to be very witty and eloquent. I remember when I first started blogging and he did a post on my blog. It was kind of like being in Janet Jackson’s fanclub and Janet Jackson personally sending you a message or something.

After Ralph’s we headed to Blockbuster’s to return Tomb Raider: Underworld in exchange for Prince of Persia. Yup, this Friday night is a Blockbuster night! How exciting! Unfortunately, the excitement had to come to a quick halt since Pooh took Nyquil and is now passed out beside me as I type this post. Ah well, there’s always tomorrow after our company party.

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Last Minute Holiday Shopping & Familiar Faces

Pooh and I went to the mall today to do some last minute shopping for our “Secret Santa” gifts. We are having our Company Christmas Party tomorrow night and we’re all exchanging gifts. Luckily, both of ours were easy to shop for. Thank goodness for Gift Cards. Some may think it’s impersonal, but I think it’s great to give someone the power to get something they’d actually like; especially when it’s a co-worker that you don’t quite know well enough to get a good gift that they’d love.

Of course, my eyes started wandering and I got distracted. We ended up spending way more on ourselves than what we were at the mall for. Oops. I picked up the Dolce & Gabbana cologne that was on my holiday wish list. Oops. I also got a bunch of stuff at the Gap just because they were on sale. Oops. But hey, Pooh got some stuff too! Oops!

We’re not quite done with our holiday shopping yet. Pooh has taken all spending privileges away from me so we can make sure we get stuff for our family and friends. It’s just so hard when everything is on sale!

On our way to grab some holiday cards, gift bags, and tissue paper at Ralph’s, we ran into a fellow blogger! It was Victor from MOC Blog. I’ve only met him in person once and I’m very horrible at remembering faces, so I was quite embarrassed when he got our attention and I didn’t quite remember who he was. He looked familiar, and yet I couldn’t put my finger on it. The MOC blog is one of the very first blogs that I became a fan of so it was very nice to have run into him. I’ve always admired his writing style and found him to be very witty and eloquent. I remember when I first started blogging and he did a post on my blog. It was kind of like being in Janet Jackson’s fanclub and Janet Jackson personally sending you a message or something.

After Ralph’s we headed to Blockbuster’s to return Tomb Raider: Underworld in exchange for Prince of Persia. Yup, this Friday night is a Blockbuster night! How exciting! Unfortunately, the excitement had to come to a quick halt since Pooh took Nyquil and is now passed out beside me as I type this post. Ah well, there’s always tomorrow after our company party.

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SnapPhoto for G1

Thank goodness someone has decided to improve the camera on the G1 by creating an application that makes the camera somewhat useful! It is constantly being updated and improving itself so I look forward to seeing the G1’s potential. Despite my disappointment in the G1’s camera, I’m much more pleased with the way this app produces photos.

Here is an example image:


A recent update has added nightmode! I tried testing it out by taking some naughty pics in the bathroom, but yea…those didn’t turn out too well. :P

Now…if only the app can get the G1 to take the damn picture a bit faster…then it might be a little less frustrating.

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Biggest Winner!

I just wanted to do a quick post because I am extremely happy about the results of this season’s The Biggest Loser on NBC. I feel that Michelle deserved winning the title of “Biggest Loser”. Early in the season, Pooh and I were extremely disappointed in the way that other couples were “playing the game” and how our favorite people kept getting voted off. I have never strongly disliked anyone on TV as much as Vicki. (Actually, as I’m typing this Pooh and I are watching the first episode of Momma’s Boys and this woman makes Vicki seem like an angel.)

I was rooting for both Michelle and Reney from the beginning. I was really touched by their story and just wanted to see them make it to the very end! I feel they played the game the right way. Despite being underdogs, she brought home a win for the black team. WUHOO! You go gurl!

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Overtime…overload & Xmas list!

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting lately. I was thinking that since I have my G1 that I would be able to post more but I guess the G1’s camera is lacking the image quality that I want on my blog. Aside from my camera issues, the company I work for is now in holiday overtime hours mode. I’m working 6 days a week until Christmas and I’m working 9.5 hours each day…ugh.

I hope everyone else is enjoying their holiday season so far. Can you believe that The year is almost over?! It definitely flew by!

Anyway, running off on a tangent…I think I know what I want for X-mas! I haven’t given Pooh any hints but I guess this will probably make it easier for him :)

#1 on my list is an Acoustic Guitar.
#2 on my list is a bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Cologne (in the dark blue box)…but then again, I might be picking it up myself this week anyway haha.
#3 on my list is Rockband 2 for PS3
#4 on my list is this awesome Ben Sherman Jacket I saw at Macy’s a couple weeks ago
#5 would be that jacket from Urban Outfitters I blogged about a while back
#6 would be SHOES!!!

Gift or no gift I’m thankful for what I have. I feel very blessed to be where I am right now and I can honestly say that I am happy.

Just for fun, do you have anything special on your wish list?

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Overtime…overload & Xmas list!

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t been posting lately. I was thinking that since I have my G1 that I would be able to post more but I guess the G1’s camera is lacking the image quality that I want on my blog. Aside from my camera issues, the company I work for is now in holiday overtime hours mode. I’m working 6 days a week until Christmas and I’m working 9.5 hours each day…ugh.

I hope everyone else is enjoying their holiday season so far. Can you believe that The year is almost over?! It definitely flew by!

Anyway, running off on a tangent…I think I know what I want for X-mas! I haven’t given Pooh any hints but I guess this will probably make it easier for him :)

#1 on my list is an Acoustic Guitar.
#2 on my list is a bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Cologne (in the dark blue box)…but then again, I might be picking it up myself this week anyway haha.
#3 on my list is Rockband 2 for PS3
#4 on my list is this awesome Ben Sherman Jacket I saw at Macy’s a couple weeks ago
#5 would be that jacket from Urban Outfitters I blogged about a while back
#6 would be SHOES!!!

Gift or no gift I’m thankful for what I have. I feel very blessed to be where I am right now and I can honestly say that I am happy.

Just for fun, do you have anything special on your wish list?

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Blindness

Pooh and I watched Blindness today. I really enjoyed it! I must have cried 5-10 times. It was extremely moving and I loved the the way it was filmed. Julianne Moore delivered an amazing and powerful performance. You go gurl!

Continue reading to view the trailer

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X-mas Tree!

Pooh and I put up our little Christmas tree today. It’s the same lil guy from last year – compact, humble, and cute.



I hope everyone’s enjoying their holiday season so far. This year flew by pretty fast! Pooh and I had so many wonderful moments and I am looking forward to what this new year will bring. I feel very blessed to be able to spend another Christmas with my Poohburr and to have him in my life. We’re thinking of ideas on how to celebrate on New Year’s eve but can’t think of anything. Any suggestions?

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