Mood Quote:OCT72010

Mood Quote:OCT72010
"Maybe the best any of us can do is not quit, play the hand we've been given and accessorize the outfit we've got." - Carrie

27 August 2009

Don't Break the Law

Ever watch the video: The Secret? Or read the book.....

Here's the wikipedia description of what I call "my life's magnet"

"The Law of Attraction says people's thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) dictate the reality of their lives, whether or not they're aware of it. Essentially "if you really want something and truly believe it's possible, you'll get it", but putting a lot of attention and thought onto something you don't want means you'll probably get that too."

Minus all the mumbo-jumbo of multiple sources, I believe that the above simplified statement is true because it has manifested itself in all areas of my life- both good and bad.

For the good, I've found a way to achieve happiness like a point-and-click of a mouse; whereby I direct my energy towards what does or will make me happy. As for the bad, simply put, when I rolled in my sh*t, all I did was get myself more covered in it. Negativity is a waste of time and energy, and takes away from all the happiness that is/will be there.

I know now that today is simply a result of yesterday....and that today (now) is the key to a better tomorrow; so why not take a risk, take a chance, make a change.

Things I've attracted (either good or bad):
  • barbie corvette at the age of 4
  • rocky
  • longterm relationship
  • prolonged schooling
  • family trip to boracay
  • audi a4

Don't Burst my Bubble

Everything's anew. This day is the start of a 'new year' for me- schoolyear that is... and with that comes a lot of anticipation, nervousness, and a whole lot of excitedness. I've come to see that things always find a way to work themselves out- and what's meant to be, really IS meant to be.
I lost my way for a while, and I know that I have a lot of catching up to do. The sky's the limit-- and to get me way up high, here are my goal bubbles for the months/year to come:
  1. school; honour roll that status.
  2. family; take in the philippines for what it is: fam time....pics galore.
  3. money; pay what's due, save for year to follow.
  4. other half; work our way towards 7.12.7.....
  5. friends; regroup? blast from the past; girls' nights out; coffee dates; making up for those long-time-no-sees.
  6. myself; dust myself off and try again.

Wedding-stravaganza

This year, like many others, have been full of weddings... here is the past weddings/anni's I've attended in the past few years

2006
  • Jenny and Dexter (Markham Hilton Hospitality/Convention Centre)
2007
  • Tito Resty & Tita Cynthia's Silver wedding
  • Zii Antonio & Raffaella's Golden wedding
  • Jeff and Amanda (Mississauga Convention Centre)
  • Kingly & Debbie (China Grand Restaurant)
2008
  • Rey-an & Cesca (Liberty Grand)
  • Frank & Domenica (Paramount Convention Centre)
  • Rob & Tammy (Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall)
  • Steve & Mary (La Contessa Banquet Hall)
2009
  • Mel & Daniela (Riviera Parque)
(still to take place)
  • Kurt & Jamie (The Terrace Banquet Hall)
  • Vitina & Ryan (Le Parc)
  • Frank & Giuseppina (Caesars Banquet Hall)
2010
..............so far, I'm counting a possible 3.. therefore for the past 4 years, I've been averaging an attendance of 3/year.

5 years and counting down.

**clock is ticking.

26 August 2009

Texting while Driving



For those whose lives are "too busy" not to text while behind the wheel; there may not be much to do should something like this happen to you

21 August 2009

The Wedding Singer

Frank and I have a sentimentality towards this movie, and here are a few of my fave clips!


14 August 2009

Urban Oasis


At this intersection lies "my" urban oasis. Years in the waiting, the transformation is astounding! I opted to wait until the majority of construction/shops have opened to walk the walks; and did so with my sister.

Shops at Don Mills is a 'new' shopping experience for us here at the north of the border, because piazzas like this simply don't exist here-- that's why I'm wondering how it'll be in the dead cold of winter!

Anyway, summer is still upon us and I'm looking forward to taking a nice leisurely stroll with one of my besties, and possibly Frank and Rocky later this weekend.....(they have doggy water bowls at the foot of some stores)

I (along with my mother) was upset when they tore down the old shopping centre, but hey, change IS a good thing.

YAY.

Hoarding like a Hamster

A little back-info on the hamster:

I owned three in my lifetime, and they served as my training for my one-day dog (Rocky)
They're nocturnal, agile and adorable little creatures despite their rodent-esque heritage (I got the "teddybear" hamsters with the loads of fur)

Anyway, no matter how frequently you feed them, they have this instinct to hoard their food away for a rainy day (in the desert) & stuff all that they can in the pockets within their cheeks.

I'm realizing that it's getting harder and harder for me to hoard, with obligations left right and centre.

Here are my -instinctual- hoarding musts:

  • school (tuition/books)
  • debt repayment (visa/sister, xox)
  • car (maintenance/gas)
  • trip to philippines (boracay accomodations/flight)
  • weddings (bridal showers, day-of)
  • rocky (he's worth every penny)
O boy. What savings account???

Rocky or Rock Solid

In the last little while I've been a pendulum; going back and forth between a state of rockiness vs. rock solid.

It's quite exhausting if you think about it, and I'm hoping to get past it before September. On my rocky days(/nights, as last night proved to be) I can't help but feel like I hit a wall. I know its unproductive and it digs a hole that just gets deeper- but I'm entitled to feel however I want! :P

Time passes (along with food through my system) and it helps a little bit, until I eventually get to a point where I feel rock solid. Nothing can stand in my way or get me down- or so I think.

It's a battle between me, myself, and I.

Rock climbing is my latest hobby- I'm trying to reach that peak...where I'll Always feel Rock Solid.

PS
- Thanks to my Rock that keeps me grounded and focused.

Stewie is GAY!

Seth MacFarlane revealed in a new interview for Playboy that his youngest Griffin character, Stewie Griffin, is indeed gay!

See? You are born with it!

In the interview, Seth says:

"We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out. It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.’ But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old. Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation."



13 August 2009

Summer Wishlist

So here it is, 10 weeks too late, my summer wish list. Hence the following will be things I DID do this summer versus the things I want to do/will do either this or next summer.

DID DO
  • Trailer-time at Pigeon Lake--- rainy days, but a last hurrah this coming 29th.
  • Woodbine Beach/Kew beach with the boys
  • Niagara Falls - early summer)
  • Gelato on a patio
  • Random barbecues

STILL TO DO
  • Again trailer Aug 29
  • CNE- the swan song of summer
WISH TO DO (for next summer)
  • Cross-border trip down south to buffalo, nyc??
  • Niagara (but with the extreme tour- speedboat 'n all)
  • FT Summer work (work hard, play harder)
  • Beach time- via Wasaga?
  • Trailer (pt 1: friends, pt 2: girls only)
  • Drive-in at polson pier (a yearly to-do but never happens)
  • Random boat cruise?

I'm gonna make the most of what's left of the 'summer' - it's been more like spring if you ask me!

07 August 2009

What's in my speedy

Girls around the net post videos of "what's in my bag/purse." While I am a bit camera shy (but am considering making a video of my own...here is the list of what is to be found in my bag as I run around.

  • wallet (of course)
  • my fuschia faux croc make-up case
  • my keys with poopy moosey keychain
  • pink pen (never know when youre gonna need to write something down)
  • coin purse (i hate carrying my change in my wallet cause it distorts the shape and increases wear n tear)
  • sunglasses/case
  • lotion (*currently baby phat)
  • camera
  • a single pink (yes i know rocky's a boy, but i'm the one carrying the baggy around) dog-poop bag
  • my pink casio exilim camera
  • hair clip/elastics
  • pink drawstring bag to keep jewellery should i need to take them off and keep them in my bag.
Long list.... I know.

That's why most of my bags are hobos; but lately my speedy has been occupying the crook of my arm.

Chihuahua K9 Unit

chihuahua turned police dog- clicky- VIDEO

A lawman's best friend is a police dog, highly trained to find bombs, drugs, people who are lost, and more.

But The Early Show resident veterinarian, Dr. Debbye Turner, says the profile of the typical police dog may be about to change.

German shepherds, Labrador retrievers and bloodhounds are the macho breeds that most police departments use in their K-9 units.

But, says Turner, one innovative sheriff in the Midwest is trying out a new idea. He believes good police dog work can come in a small package.

A package named Midge, a 9-month-old, 7-pound Chihuahua-rat terrier mix, who's in line to become what's believed to be the world's smallest drug-sniffing dog.

Midge is the brainchild — and pride and joy — of Sheriff Dan McClelland of Geauga County, Ohio, who admits Midge isn't "your typical police dog, by any means."

More typical would be Midge's partner in crime-fighting, Brutus, a massive German shepherd.

So, why such a tiny police dog?

"The idea for a smaller drug dog came to me," McClelland told Turner, "when I was watching our large dogs search car interiors, in particular, and you put a German shepherd — 120-, 125-pound dog — in the interior of a car, and you watch how hard it is for them to turn around."

And McClelland admits Midge was an easy sell: "I'm the sheriff, so I just had to convince myself that this was an appropriate idea!"

McClelland began training Midge to sniff out marijuana when she was 3 months old. She is still learning, and not certified yet as an official K-9 police dog. But, Turner observed, her skills were obvious.

"We knew," McClelland says, "that, with the type of dog she is and with her size, she was never going to do crowd control, and she's not going to strike terror in the hearts of men, so (we decided to) make her a social dog."

And a social dog she is, Turner says, loved by children, and just about everyone else who sees her.

McClellan says he's confident that Midge is more than just a novelty and that she, and other little dogs, will grow to be a valuable member of law enforcement teams.

Says McClellan: "I believe there's no reason why a small dog can't be as effective as a big dog. She searches big rooms, like a big dog. Her advantage comes in going in small places. … I think we might be onto something.'

Midge is being trained as a so-called "single purpose" dog, specializing in sniffing out pot, unlike bigger dogs, such as Brutus, who are also used for crowd control and catching criminals.

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Bayside Tigers


I was so excited when I saw MPG on Jimmy Fallon as Zack- it brought back good memories and lotsa nostalgia as Saved by the Bell was my morning routine on Saturdays and before school-mornings when it was in Syndication.

TAKE THIS QUIZ

My fave episodes
  1. The episode they all have home-ec and Zack & Kelly take care of her li'l brother.
  2. The episode Jessie has a freak-out cause she's "so-excited...." and takes those sleeping pills
  3. The episode they find the money at the shoe store, take it, run from the robbers, and camp out in the tent at the mall.
  4. The episode at the mansion to solve the 'murder mystery'
  5. The Zack-Kelly Wedding made-for-tv Movie. <3>

It's a slippery slope


You're slacking... last post was July 23rd- get with it woman!

that's my motivation to keep this blog going... I HAVE been slacking, cause it really has been a slippery slope. More so because of the fact that I've been running dry on ideas for posts; rather than enjoying my summer and bragging about it on this blog lol.

I don't even want to count the amount of blog posts I need to make in order to catch up, so I'm just gonna churn 'em out blind, and hope for the best.

Thanks Mel
--my motivated-reader

for giving me a boost.

365 for 2009 is my goal.