Thursday, January 31, 2008

Some things happen for a reason...

Currently listening to: this stupid cough I have....

So I came down with a cough/cold this week and it is kicking my butt. I wish it would go away already. I mean we have a Superbowl party on Sunday, I need to get better!

Since I stayed home on Tuesday, I thankfully missed out on this mess:

I attempted a half day at work yesterday, and on my way back ran into this:

Not such a good picture from my cell, but they were repaving 101 because of all the gas that permeated into the asphalt. It still smells like gas that way too.
Maybe I chose the right days to be home sick....

Monday, January 28, 2008

Global Cooling - Bay Area Snow

Currently listening to: Good Life - Kanye West

Though last week we had some bigger storms that brought snow, there was definately a new layer on the Milpitas hills this morning. Weird to see snow in the Bay Area, isn't it?

Mt. Hamilton

Mt. Diablo

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Good movie...good food

Currently listening to: Alicia Keys (feat. John Mayer) - Lesson Learned

Saw the movie There Will Be Blood last night. There wasn't any talking for the first 20 minutes of the movie, but it was very powerful. Daniel Day Lewis steals every scene. He is masterful....and crazy. But that makes for a good movie right? I now understand the Oscar nom.

After the movie, headed out with some friends/Leon's school buds for a great Cuban meal in Palo Alto at a restaurant called La Bodeguita Del Medio. Yum! I had the Masitas (pork) and some Blood Orange Sorbet for dessert. The restaurant has a cigar bar in the back, and although I am not really a smoker, I joined others in the fair. It smelled good in an incense/hookah sort of way.

School hasn't been too bad. I am taking two Psych. classes, Sign Language, and a work study class. Tomorrow I start one of my Intensive courses....that means really intense jamm-packed learning, only 7 classes in all. It can be daunting, but it is also great when you are done before the semester is up.

Leon brought these back from Japan last's our lil' family. You like?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My last day of freedom before school starts....

Currently listening to: The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson

Yeah it's alright though...just one more year left...hopefully. I am hoping all of my classes will be available to complete.

Since I have been on break I have seen two movies, I Am Legend and Juno. I Am Legend was pretty decent, but it is Will Smith's performance that held up the movie. Juno was great, I could definately see it again. This is definately Ellen Page's breakout movie. I haven't laughed like that in awhile :)

Earlier this month was my cousin Diana's wedding. Although we were quite delayed getting to Houston because of the nasty weather:

We made it to a beautiful wedding :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

Ok - here's to fresh beginnings and keeping up with my blog :)