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coffee and wine

15 Apr

All I want to do is start my day with a gooood cup of coffee (a la Philz) and end it with a glass of Cab. That’s it.

Thank to all the drinking and unhealthy habits I’ve picked up during this whole admissions process (yes, I am choosing to blame the admissions process for this, and not my own lack of motivation), I’ve decided to do a two week detox.   My vanity, ego, and liver needs this detox.    So, after doing some ‘research’ online (research = google search), I found a detox/cleanse diet that I could actually see myself following for two weeks.  I mean, it’s called “A Food Lover’s Cleanse”.  Seriously. Continue reading



1 Apr

1) To add to my guilty pleasure of watching the Jersey Shore, I’ve recently realized that my musical taste borders on that of a teenager.  I’m pretty sure if I was actually 16 years old, I would totally be a Belieber.  Every time his songs come up on my iPod, I get in an instant good mood.

I’m quickly realizing that perhaps making friends at business school will be harder than I thought.  Note to self:  do NOT tell people that Avril’s new song is your new ‘pump up’ song when you run.  Or that you know all the words to Bieber’s “Baby” (not that there’s a lot of lyrical genius behind it).  Instead, please tell your new classmates about how you love Thao (which is true) and that you know all the words to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”.

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pull ups

16 Mar

Two posts in one day! Must be all that awesome coffee I’ve been drinking.  Which reminds me, I should write a yelp review for that place.  I digress.

So, I recently added a 30 in 30 goal to do a pull up.  I figured, how hard can they be?  I go to the gym semi-regularly, recently upgraded my weights to 8 lbs, piece of cake!~  My ego lied to me.  I mean, yes, I’ve only been ‘training’ for this for two days, so I still have 7 months to improve.  Well, training might be overselling it; training is just attempting to do 10 of some sort of pull-up each day.  On my first day, I had to ask SH to help me figure out how I could even start.  First of all, I have to jump a little to even reach the bar.  Secondly, I have apparently, no upper body strength.  I mean, I knew I didn’t have Madonna arms, or even Michelle Obama’s, but still.. I thought I would be able to move myself a little bit.

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next steps

10 Mar

Now that some of the thrill of the acceptances have worn off, I’ve been thinking of all the things that will need to happen in the next few months that will prevent this summer from being a crazy, un-enjoyable mess.  It’s still a little surreal to think that I’ll be leaving this place, this state, that I’ve called home for the last 6 or so years.  I have two separate lists in my mind that need to get out–one, of all the things I’d like to do here before I leave and two, of all the things that I need to do to make this move possible.  I think mostly in list form–my days are filled with creating and crossing off items–and these next few months will be no different.

Cali Bucket List
Things that need to happen to make move possible
Eat at Chez Panisse Donate clothes
Go to the Exploratorium Figure out which furniture pieces are coming with
Wine Tasting/Bocce Ball day Become more diligent about eating food in cupboards
Korean BBQ Buffet Research cross-country moving companies
Plan an awesome going away party Figure out how to sell/donate car
Cal Academy after dark Start collecting boxes (last 4 weeks)
Start inventories of all items

Whew, even just starting this list makes me feel a little better.  Continue reading

catching up & appreciations

24 Feb

I am so behind right now..

I’m not 100% sure how this happened (well, actually, I am), but I am super behind with my workload.  It shouldn’t be a huge surprise to me, since I have spent a decent amount of time the last week visiting the MBA forums and trying not to freak out.  And, to calm myself down, I then start to peruse food blogs, where I plan elaborate dinners to get my mind off of things.    So, there are few projects at work that I’m lagging in.  But, I’m a pretty efficient little worker bee, and my brian knows this too, so there’s definitely a part of me that’s allowing myself to be a slacker, and do things like blog. –

I’m also way behind on my fitness.  I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without working out; at least, within the last 5 years.  My body is definitely feeling the effects.  This weekend, to the gym I will go.  Seriously.  I’m there.  Totally.  Continue reading

blogging again | an introduction

14 Feb

And here is my first foray back into the blogosphere since the early 2000s–you know, back when people were using Xanga and Livejournal (and, yes, I do have accounts at both websites; and no, I won’t share them with you).   Back then, I was mostly blogging about relationships.  Now, as I  am older and infinitely wiser (okay, just older), I’d like to use this blog as a means to find balance in my life.

The past year has been full of its ups and downs, and I’ve lost a few steps along the way.  This is about finding my way back to where I was–financially, physically, and mentally (emotionally?).

So, to start, here are a few things that my blog will be about:

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