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One headlight.
Saturday, December 30, 2006

Okay so I asked my dad to change the dead bulb in one of my head lights, but as little as I know about cars, he knows even littler (yes, it’s a word). I ate some dinner, approved some myspace comments, picked some lint off my pants… Almost an hour later, I’m on my way out with Pammie to go grocery shopping and there, sitting in the garage, is my dad shining a flashlight under the hood of my car. “You are NOT still replacing my light bulb!” I say. He says he can’t figure it out. “This is why I need a boyfriend,” I tell him. He nods in agreement. Sad times. I always had a boyfriend around to change my lightbulbs, jumpstart my car, hook up my (now defunct) stereo with an iPod cable, unlock my car when I leave my keys inside of it, change my oil, replace my front bumper when I accidentally strike dogs on the street (okay so that was a one-time thing)… I thought about this last night on the radio-less car ride home from LA. I saw this DIY repair kit for my stereo on eBay, but thought that even if I bought this kit, I wouldn’t know how to take my stereo out of my car and attempt to repair it. I should really learn how to do these things.. Or I can just marry a mechanic (who moonlights as a chef — I can’t cook, either).

Different city, same Mayan.
Friday, December 29, 2006

Yesterday, instead of sitting at home refreshing my myspace page for new comments, I decided to get out of San Diego for a while. Pammie had an interview in the OC and I went up with her so we could spend the day shopping. I went to the anti-mall while she got her interview on, and I picked up some cute stuff from Urban Outfitters. By some form of miracle, I made it to the anti-mall and back to my sister’s interview without getting lost. This newfound sense of direction lasted about three blocks before I got lost again on the way to Southcoast Plaza. We ate lunch and headed up to LA so we could hit up the new H&M at the Beverly Center. H&M was my favorite store in NYC. They really need to open one in San Diego… We spent HOURS in that store. I convinced Pammie to pick up this gorgeous top that didn’t entirely fit, just so she could use it as a goal shirt. I know you girls know what I’m talking about.. Like those skinny jeans that you used to fit that you keep in the back of your closet just in case you ever get that skinny again. We all have them… and if you’re saying you don’t, then you’re either a realist (like Pammie was before yesterday), you’re lying, or you’ve always been skinny (in which case I officially hate you). Cute clothes are a great motivation to lose all that weight you gained while you were with your ex-boyfriend for seven years and didn’t need to impress anyone. Not that I know anything about that. Anyway, we wandered around the mall for a while and I somehow managed to lose the mini extension cord for my ear buds that I just picked up at Sony Style not an hour before. Different city, same Mayan. We went to P.F. Chang’s for dinner and were told it was going to be a 45-minute wait, but got VIP treatment and were seated in minutes. We ignored the evil stink eyes of all the customers who had gotten there much earlier, followed our host pass the bar where we thought we were sitting and were seated at a table for four. Okay, so they probably alerted the wrong buzzer. We’re still VIP! 😉 It was nice being away. Pammie is most likely moving back to the OC for a better job, and I’m definitely ready for change…

Festivus for the rest of us.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I wasn’t looking forward to Christmas this year. Most of my relatives went out of town, taking with them the traditional family party I’ve attended for nearly twenty-five years… but it actually ended up being okay. I got $30 worth of Starbucks cards from work (even a gift card from one of the few customers I love helping with her seemingly endless number of transactions)… and even though I suffered a mild stroke when I heard that Starbucks discontinued its Valencia syrup (I used to put eight pumps of it in my Passion Tea Lemonade), I still appreciate the gifts. The white elephant gift I got from our office Christmas party ended up being this twenty questions game that took me back to a happier summer last year (and a Target gift card… who wouldn’t use that?). Pammie got me something from my wish list (that will remain up for my birthday, people!) and I’m so excited to use my new headphones at the gym (and in my car since my radio is still broken). Chel made me this lovely painting and Shi got me a DIY book (SO me!). You can all thank Shi when I give you handmade soap for your birthdays. I hope you all had as good of a Christmas as I did and thanks to everyone who called or sent me a text even though I haven’t been around much. See you next year…

Christmas/Birthday Wish List 2006.
Friday, December 1, 2006
Loop NYC Andy Warhol "Edie" clutch Loop NYC Andy Warhol "Edie" clutch
$24 at
Foldover clutch Foldover clutch
$28 at Urban Outfitters
Mahalo purse with toile lining Mahalo purse with toile lining
$25 (shipping included) at
Henri pumps Jessica Simpson "Henri" pumps (Size 8.5, ANY color!)
$69 at Macy*s
Make Over sandals Unlisted “Make Over” sandals (Size 8.5, black)
$39 at Macy*s
Cirque du Soleil Tickets to The Beatles "LOVE" by Cirque du Soleil
$69-$150 at
Sony Noise-canceling headphones Noise-canceling headphones
$99.99 at Sony Style
Magazine subscriptions ReadyMade subscription
$19 at

Rolling Stone subscription
$19.95 at

Cosmo subscription
$18 at

ReadyMade: How to Make {Almost} Everything ReadyMade: How to Make {Almost} Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer by Shoshana Berger
$16.50 at
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Ralph Warren
$16.17 at
My Secret: A PostSecret Book My Secret: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren
$11.37 at
The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren
$14.93 at
Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe by Wendy Mullin
$17.15 at
Dick Blick Gift certificate for Dick Blick (aka The Art Store on India)
$5+ at Dick Blick
Ralph by Ralph Lauren Ralph by Ralph Lauren
$55 at Sephora
Capri Blue candle (Volcano) Capri Blue candle (Volcano)
$28 at Anthropologie
The Sweetest, Softest Robe on Earth™ (L) The Sweetest, Softest Robe on EarthT (L)
$39.50 at Bath and Body Works
Kurt Halsey Tryptich Wall Art - "No Sleep" Kurt Halsey Tryptich Wall Art – "No Sleep"
$40 at Urban Outfitters
Kurt Halsey 2007 Calendar Kurt Halsey 2007 Calendar
$24 at
Sakki-Sakki Tarot Deck Sakki-Sakki Tarot Deck
$40 at
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