Monday, September 29, 2003


i'm really really upset about something that probably shouldnt be this big of a deal...

i had this appointment with my guidance counselor because i'm missing a meeting about applying for step B of the credential program. i had to be there at 11 am which took a lot of effort from me and i couldnt really eat breakfast and i was so tired, and i rushed to get there. and then betty told me that i was supposed to have brought this stupid packet with me, and since i didnt she said i had to reschedule for a new apointment. wasted 35 cents in the meter, too.

so i have to come in again at 9.30 am wednesday-- my birthday. and i don't friggin want to wake up at 8 something on my birthday. otherwise i wouldnt have to get up till 11.15 and i'm just really really really pissed

like, i keep almost crying.

i don't want to go to another stupid meeting. and i need a hug

Sunday, September 28, 2003

good lord. please, no one let me spend any more money until about the 11th

i wish i was one of those bloggers who make you laugh so hard you cry and then snot starts coming out of your nose.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

my parents are coming today to celebrate my 21st birthday a few days early. my mommy's making me a cake. i guess we'll go out to dinner and all that kind of stuff.

huh... there is a wetsuit falling out of the closet. interesting- it must be carolyns. must fix that, plus make my bed and nag roomate #3 some more so that she finally takes out the overflowing trash cans.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

amina lawal, a nigerian single mother, was supposed to be stoned because she became pregnant out of wedlock. this is part of a system of strict islamic law that nigeria adopted a couple years ago.

she won't be stoned, thank goodness. its almost unthinkable here in the u.s. that something like this goes on in the world, but it does.

heres the news story

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

we all watched the debate tonight
and the new episode of enterprise
and the season premeire of west wing

1. Ariana Huffington is scary and shouldn't wear such a nasty low cut shirt seeing as she's a bit too old for said shirt.
2. Ariana Huffington reminds me of Zsa Zsa Gabor
3. Martin Sheen for California governor!!

(did you notice there were some capitals in there? i'm proud.)

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

i'm posting from the school library. they have flat panel monitors, the 15 inch ones from dell. oh how i would like a flat panel. (however, i'd go for a 17 inch, if not larger) i wonder how long i should wait before the price and the technology are at the best levels... plus my expendable cash levels....

so the recall is back on for october 7th. :oP so funny, this whole business. my parents, for example, would like to see Tom McClintock win, but are planning to vote for Schwartzenegger because he has more of a chance. hmmmm. i'd just like to see what all the canidates stand for. who knows, i might get all political and watch that debate.

Monday, September 22, 2003


folks, i'm a little scared. roomate #3's boyfriend has an 18,685 word story of their relationship from when they first met 2.5 years ago, to this summer. its on his website.

As we hung out, *roomate #3* tried to help me learn more Spanish. She taught me the different parts of the body and often quizzed me on them. We especially liked the word panza for belly. We made up silly words too, such as esquissible, that reflected the fun of squeezing the other person. This word eventually evolved into the word squissy that we started to use as a nickname for each other. We had a great time making up our own world of squissiness that we could enjoy each other in.

i don't think i'm being mean. i'm not. this is all fact.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

our new neighbors are two asian girls and two asian guys.

except the girl that we met, who is the girlfriend of a 22 year old guy i know....
well, she wouldn't say how old she is. she looks anywhere between 25 and 35 and its freaking me out. she wouldnt tell us, and i guess she didnt tell her boyfriend until they'd been dating for several months.

i dont think i'd date someone who wouldn't tell me how old they were. its creepy

Saturday, September 20, 2003

ben is the head chef of the restaurant tonight.

he is preparing chicken au garlique, potatos au gratin, and frozen peas.

Friday, September 19, 2003


Man jailed for starting fire to avoid sex

A man who tried to set fire to his home to avoid having sex with his wife has been jailed for two years.

Svetin Gulisija, 26, from Seget in Croatia admitted starting a fire in woods just behind his house because he was too tired for sex with his wife.

The couple had to be evacuated as firefighters tried to bring the blaze under control.

The damage was later estimated to be around £15,000.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

my new (school) years resolution is to take my vitamins more regularly.

unfortunately, my new vitamins smell like dog food

damn you, trader joes... although i must say those frozen chicken pierogis made up for it. i can't stay made at you for long.

awesome possum!

someone found my blog by searching for bake king, king of bakeware. yes, my bakeware is the king.

my brother and i went and got estimates on fixing my car this morning. you see, ben's landlord's sister ran into my car whilst hurtling out of their driveway. my side veiw (view, huh) mirror is toast. and a measly little side view mirror, plus paint and labor, comes to 395 dollars. sorry ben's landlord's sister!

she may have also caused another little ding, but fixing that would cost at laest another 500 bucks. sooooo we're not going to make her fix that. a little touch up paint will be good enough for rosie. (rosie= my car, of course) she is going on 12 years old, after all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

name analyzer thing :oP

Your name of Sarah makes you easy-going and refined, but detracts from your physical vitality. You desire all the finer things in life--lovely clothes, home, furniture, and environment. However, procrastination is your worst enemy, and you find yourself lacking the ambition to make your dreams a reality. People are inclined to take advantage of your sympathetic, tractable nature. You naturally attract people with problems who seek your understanding and advice. You can give good advice although it is unlikely that you would follow it yourself. You would be most successful in situations where you can use your skills in diplomacy in handling people, but where you are not under pressure or required to carry responsibility and make decisions. It is difficult for you to be individual and make your own decisions, for you lack self-confidence.

Monday, September 15, 2003

mmmmm... i'm drinking chocolate chai from trader joes, and i must say that it is quite tasty. i love trader joes. grocery shopping there is so much calmer than at a regular grocery store. plus, i end up buying healthier, tastier things.

Friday, September 12, 2003

it was more than vaugely strange to be in new york yesterday. all morning the ceremony with children reading the names of the people who died, including their parents and other family members was on. we went down to ground zero later that afternoon and there were people everywhere.

a big bone of contention right now is that some victim's families are protesting the fact that 100% of the footprints of each tower are not being left empty, right down to the bedrock.. people are wearing shirts that say things like "don't build on my sister's grave." i think they're going a bit overboard.

seeing is a shock. its a big hole in the ground- there are 7 stories of what looks like parking garage underneath the streets around it. sliced right through like a cross-section. new york is practically hollow underneath, you know. subways everywhere, sometimes 150 feet down, plus basements and parking and goodness knows what.

inside the hole there is tons of construction equipment, plus some temporary buildings... around it is a big metal fence, with pictures and history of the twin towers. many of the buildings around the block are being torn down or reconstructed, because they were damaged by debris. the metal sculpture that was in the courtyard of the complex is down by where ferrys leave for the statue of liberty. its all bent and has holes right through the 3 inch thick metal.

there was a carnival in little italy last night. clowns, dunk tanks, cheap toys, food... what a contrast.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

i'm coming home tomorrow! i cant wait to be in slo, but i certainly wouldnt mind coming back to new york sometime

tomorrow morning we're going to the ukranian diner for breakfast. went there for dinner yesterday. mmm

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

blargety blarg... hey!! aweeesome- you can now change the time and date on posts! that makes me so happy.

who decided to start sending me more junk mail? i dont appreciate it

i feel so dirty. my brother was saying how much he wants to swab the railings at the subways to see what scary things you could grow in a petrie dish. i dont even want to think about that

jonathan and i spent the day exploring by ourselves. we had the most yummy ice cream ever at the brooklyn ice cream factory, and then walked across the brooklyn bridge. a police officer took a picture of us sitting on his moped in the middle of the bridge.

people dont know what they're talking about when they say new yorkers are unfriendly. seriously

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

we drove to new york from dc late last night... got to the hotel around 2 am. new york is SO much nicer, i'm telling you. we went to central park today... :o) fun, fun, fun. i went on the carosel.

next on my itenerary: dinner.

ummm... lets see. we've seen the bulk of the major sites here, so now we are relaxing a bit more. (but my feet still hurt)

Sunday, September 07, 2003

we're in washington dc now and i haven't been able to post cause there is no computer here.

today we went to the holocaust museum. it was sobering to see the reality of such incomprehensible horror.

Friday, September 05, 2003

today, we went to the statue of liberty (cant go in since 9/11), ellis island, world trade center site, katz's jewish deli on the lower east side, and to the top of the empire state building.

mah feeet hurt!!!!!!!

i also got an email saying that I PASSED THE RICA! wooooohoo

Thursday, September 04, 2003

back at the hotel computer-

hey, i'll be allll over your tv come friday night! i was preliminarily chosen and almost got to be one of the people singing on "stump the band!" so, i didn't sing on national tv (which might be a good thing) but i got awesome seats as a result. i'm right behind the guy who sings "nashvile rash," and two seats up from the girl who sings about fishing. i also got to see the green room of the late show, and meet the girl who twirls hula hoops on "will it float."

ummm... yeah. sarah. tv. hahaha my chance at stardom, lost by a hair. you can see my parents two rows up from me and jonathan in a couple shots. of course, you might have trouble recognizing my dad, as he shaved off his moustache right before we left.

tommorow: statue of liberty, ellis island, and who knows what else

correction - the late show we are on will be airing friday night. I'm wearing tan and brown.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

i'm in new york, using the hotel computer...

and we're going to the letterman show tommorow night! so watch it thursday night, eh? I might be wearing pink, and i might not be.

walked a couple miles looking for dinner, and my feet hurt now! its only 7pm california time, but i am ready to sleep...

i had to sit next to a very fat woman for the five hour plane flight, and it sucked. she was waaay into my seat, but i couldnt do anything about it. "excuse me ma'am, but your buttocks are in my way."

in 6 hours, we leave orange county for new york city!

don't worry, i'll be posting regularly, either with my dad's laptop or via cell phone. (i text message ben, ben blogs it for me) i bet there's some sort of blog from your phone thing that i dont know about. (not audio blogging, but text) hmmmm

anyways, i'll talk to you soon.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

less than a month 'till i turn 21! woo hoo. can't wait, and neither can my brother

Monday, September 01, 2003

in irvine again. my dad is painting the bathrooms, and there are no doors to them. so when we use the bathroom today, there is no privacy. want a shower? okay, then everyone in the whoooooooooole house can watch!