Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
The day after Christmas (think some refer to it as Boxing Day) has always been depressing. That was until last year. Last December, my cousin Jennifer and I began our very own tradition of participating in day-after-Christmas retail madness alongside the rest of America's bored-and-pathetic. Delirious due to lack of sleep (girls like to gab in bed), we took advantange of the early-bird specials at Southcoast Plaza. We had to wake up at 5am in order to pay to save, but boy was it worth it! Unfortunately, this year, Jennifer absent-mindedly scheduled a residency interview with the good folks at Cedar Sinai at 7:30am on the day after Christmas. Fortunately, the hospital is located directly across the street from the Beverly Center (a huge mall for those unfamiliar with Los Angeles), sandwiched between Robertson Boulevard and Third Street (streets filled with boutiques oft featured in the eyecandy publications, USWeekly and People). Unwilling to break our nouveau tradition, we decided it'd be best if I were to tag along with her in the morning. Seeing that a final vacation day spent in the suburbs of LA would have been a bit of a buzz-kill, I did as Jen suggested and tagged along. I kept busy while she interviewed by working on my final business school application at a Coffeebean situated across from the mall; and with the help of two grandes-sized Moroccan Mint tea lattes, I was surprisingly productive. The rest of the afternoon would be spent roaming down Third Street with Jen. Whipping out our credit cards with much glee and little thought, we continued to relish in "tradition." Wishing you a safe trip back to Duke, Jen.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Gave thanks for Beans this past Thanksgiving. Gave thanks for Beans and then some!
Hope everyone had as lovely a weekend as I had. My cousin Cindy and I spent Thanksgiving morning volunteering for San Francisco Rescue Mission. Handed out hot meals to low-income individuals residing in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. In doing so, we were both reward warm fuzzies. The rest of the day was pretty "typical". Three girls (Cindy, Jennifer, me) and three boys (the manfriend, Jeff, Beans) gathered around a television shoveling absurd amounts of food into our bellies. The menu? Cajun turducken, brussel sprouts, yams, corn, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, ice-cream, chips, salsa, biscuits............... Maaaayn, I still feel full.
Friday, November 17, 2006
So much work to finish. So little of it done. Have been admittingly awful at managing my time. Cousin Cindy is in town again along with cousin Jennifer who's staying with me through November and part of December. Three nutty girls and an adorably chubby puppy bunking together results in very low work productivity. Bad, bad, bad. I need a beating!
Currently digging Better Than Ezra's "Juicy". Can't help it. The song's just so damn catchy.
Have a lovely weekend, y'all. Promise to post sketches over the weekend. In the meantime, check out a photo of Beans on his very first walk (last weekend). Like his mama (me), he loves pizza.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
I have *the* best friends and family in the whole wide world. Was not looking forward to turning 27, but my loved ones helped transform an unwelcome birthday into an incredibly joyous event by throwing a spectacular surprise party for me this past weekend. Will definitely post more about this past Saturday along with photos taken that evening as soon as my schedule clears up. And until then, here's a very recent photo of Beans. Poor lil' pup has been aging alongside yours truly. And just as it is with humans, with age comes weight-gain. But no worries, determined Beans is capable of compromise. His torso may no longer fit under the couch, but yay, his paws still do!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Whoever claimed that "the early bird gets the worm," overlooked the fact that even worms need to sleep.
My nerdy-in-a-good-way cousin Jen, who studies cardiology at Duke, is in town (she will be for a month due to an internship at UCSF Parnassus). The two of us hit Costco yesterday to stock up on "necessities" (gummivites, nutella, dino-nuggets) before her work schedule (and mine) begin to get nutty; Yet upon our arrival at the superstore (a little before 10am), we saw that the store does not open for business until 11am.
Have doodles to share with y'all. Unfortunately, my scanner doesn't feel like cooperating with my computer. At least not at the moment. Sorry.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a break from blogging (odd, as blogging is what I do when taking a break) for the next two weeks (starting FRIDAY). MUST start and finish my business school applications or I will be feeling very screwed come December. That said, I'm posting as many doodles *now* as possible. Enjoy!
Pictured: smarties, amoeba, and sandwich.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
1) Beans (Single-handedly brought down the production level of two companies when I brought him to work.)
2) Chewy cookies. (Chocolate chip ones are particularly delicious.)
3) Little Ant & Dec's interview with Posh Spice posted on YouTube
4) Yummy new pair of black ballet flats (Marc Jacobs. Lucky me!)
5) Postcard from Pammy (Was floored upon receiving it.)
6) Shady!!! (Pammy's pup whom I've doodled before. Always hungry.)
7) Neopolitan ice-cream sandwiches (No need for explanation.)
8) Nina Simone's "Feeling Good"
9) New episode of "Grey's"
10) Mini-reunion with summer school mates from Andover. It's been 12 years.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Apologies for not posting these past few days. Haven't had much free time as I've been catering to the above-pictured 20 pound blob of fur who's been aptly named Beans. This puppy passes gas all the time! Havea couple of doodles to upload though. All inspired by the puppy, of course. Will try to post these sketches as soon as I get my scanner from the manfriend's place. And until I get my gadget back, enjoy the photos of my new forever-happy-to-see-you flatmate. He's growing at lightspeed!
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I ask and the magic 8 ball answers. "Better not tell you now." Hmm. I attended an info session for UC Berkeley's Haas MBA program last night. Am wanting to attend the program now more than ever. Will do whatever it takes to get my bottom in the door. Oh wait. I did that two years ago. Got my bottom in the door, was waitlisted, and then rejected. Not good enough. A poor fit. So perhaps I should rephrase? I will do whatever it takes to straight-up be offered admissions. Now if only I can figure out what "whatever it takes" is.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
But ooh, one last comment. A bit odd that their eyes and mouths are displayed on the top of their heads as opposed to their sides?
Another "gift" from Pams:
You never know what you're gonna get...
Still waiting to hear back from the breeder as to which puppy the manfriend and I will be assigned. We feel like parents in line for adoption. While we were able to select the sex and breed of our future family member (male english labrador), all other traits were beyond our control.
The reality of the situation is that one of the three baby boys will be going on to be lead the life of a show dog. The remaining two will make up the pool from which our "normal" puppy will be chosen. Having met and seen photos of all three, the manfriend and I have concluded that "Red" (the pup that wears the red collar whom we've named "Boo) will most likely be the one to move on to pageant life. Which means either "Blue (the pup who's been wearing the blue collar whom we've named "Beans") or "Green" (the pup who's been wearing the green collar whom we've named "Batman") will be coming home with us a week from now.
It's a win-win situation, really. Both pups are adorable in their own ways. The two, however, share numerous differences. For starters, whereas Beans is sleek and slim, Batman is "big-boned." Whereas all the other pups boast smooth shiny coats, Batman sports a natural perm. A wild 'fro! Finally, whereas all the other pups are rambunctious and wild, Batman is very chill. Often sleeeeepy. Kind of moody, kind of sad. (See above photo.) The manfriend and I think he has self-esteem issues because everyone's been pointing at him and laughing at him since he was a teeny-tiny baby. Which explains why the manfriend and I have decided to address him by "Batman" if we are assigned him. A super name to boost his super low self-confidence. Will let you you all know who I get as soon as I know myself!