This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Oct 31, 2007

BOO!

Happy Halloween!



today at work there was a costume contest, so i of course decided to dress up.. as tifa from advent children (no i did not win).. most people thought i was a power ranger.. or chun-li. oh well. though not many people dressed up, officedad did! sorta.. if you count a mask and carrying a fake weapon, as dressing up. the photo of us above was taken by officeboss, at first i attempted to do a selfportrait of us. since i'm usually an expert at it. but yeah. someone was too tall. anyways.. as usual i had to play martha and make cupcakes for the boys at work. dark chocolate cupcakes filled with dark chocolate ganache and frangelico frosting.



officebff made this awesome to the max video for me. this is proof that he rocks more than me sometimes.
so enjoy.... the saturday night competition... and dru's super sweet dance moves.

video

also on youtube


Oct 29, 2007

a drutastic weekend.



dru's birthday celebrations tend to last longer than the normal allotted 5 hours most other omgbff members get. but that's ok, because this weekend was awesome to the max!

friday night we started off with dinner at artista, for overpriced américa's fare with less selections on the menu.



followed by the musical Avenue Q at the hobby center... which can be easily described as a saucy puppet show. i was quite skeptical at first after hearing the song list (ex. it sucks to be me, everyone's a little bit racist, and everyones favorite the internet is for pr0n) and reading the description from wiki, despite it beating out wicked for the tony for best musical of the year after its first year on broadway, but it was actually quite entertaining and a lot of fun! I highly recommend it for the not faint at heart.




no birthday night is complete without a trip to a club/lounge. so off to deco for us, for drinking and dancing.



saturday (and here is where the story will surely vary in levels of details)
anyways dru wanted to attend a halloween party so that he could gawk at all the scantily clad women, and he wanted to drag me and jstar along with him. previously jstar had brought back mike & sulley costumes for her and dru from japan, and apparently bao had first asked them what they were dressing up as and they suggested for him to be the little girl boo, after bao immediately hung up they decided on giving me a call. ye of little faith dru didn't think that i would go, but i agreed unknowing that i was the alternate choice. so after running around most of the day in an attempt to find a big pink shirt, i ended up with kid pjs and looked like i was dressed up as a kid from the 80s. so nighttime came and we were off dressed as the 'most conservative' or 'least sexy' of the night. when we arrived the price gouging had already begun with cover at $20. we paid and went in despite our displeasure. the place was quick to fill up of tons of people we did not know. and dru kept mentioning the costume contest throughout the night, until a girl with a clipboard came by and asked him if he wanted to sign up for the contest, and of course he did (again despite our displeasure). he insisted that we had to do it because it was his birthday. on the registration form it said that we would have 15-30 seconds of 'fame', to which dru began choreographing a dance for us. so we ended up in the group costume contest with teletubbies and a bunch of sexy girls. while jeannie unencouraged me by saying, "i'm glad i'm not melissa, at least i can hide under my hood". the single/couple contest was first where we saw that they would play hiphoppa music for everyone.. and all the sexy costume ppl did sexy dancing. the outlook was bleak, we were almost certain we would get boo'd off stage. then when the group competition begin, the sexy girl groups kept getting boo'd off stage one by one.. and hope peaked through ever so slightly. i mean the teletubbies made it through.. so we're one of the last groups to go.. dru rushes us out there and we do our sweet dance moves. (i never look out in the crowd the entire time) and in the end the roar of the crowd was cheers not jeers! pushing into the next round of the final 5. 10 more seconds of ridiculous dance moves and the final cheers for the winners were estimated by the hosts. we amazingly came out in 2nd place. it was surreal. though we totally could have taken 1st. we got beat out by teletubbies. but hey we totally took sexy back and came out with the $500 prize. i think there were a lot of predators in the audience that night.




and sunday we had omgbff day in the park. grilled burgers, chicken and fish. barbie cupcakes for dru, and touch football.

dru says: DO NOT WANT


i'm totally exhausted.


Oct 26, 2007

style A_D_D.




when it comes to my sense of style i think i have A.D.D. on wednesday i went from a lil bit rock to a lil bit prep on thursday. i was actually quite determined to wear a different jacket everyday this week, but midweek the weather warmed up. actually it warmed up by midday each day. so i nixed that idea, but continued taking a daily photo. since we have no strict dress code at work (guys wear hats, shorts, i wear jeans and my reefs) and since an average of 5 people see me a day, i like to 'test out' outfits at work, before giving them a spin IRL. ps. yes i did get the idea of taking these photos from fabsugar's lookbook.

fri_below: i have since removed the scarf. i need scarf tying lessons. *edit* added friday nights outfit



Oct 22, 2007

better, faster, stronger.

12 weeks til the race. serious training begins now.

" a 1/2 marathon is just a 5k run... with a 10 mile warm-up"

" my sport is your sport's punishment"

" i know i run like a girl, try to keep up."

" while running it's rude to count the people you pass out loud"


Oct 17, 2007

trickbesoreal but issarocks.



during the austin trip, we got to meet up with the lil bro and his girufrendo (they match so absolutely perfectly). anyways i haven't seen him since a year ago when i saw him for maybe 10 minutes at Emo's. we've decided lilbro/bigsis convention will increase by 5 minutes each year. (actually i just made that up). we are one of the few big sis/ lil bro combos that still keep in touch past the years of obligated friendship (just kidding, we met pre-obligation). trick is my link into the world of 'the good stuff' when it comes to muzak. and he's still one of the coolest people i know... now maybe he'll paint me something.

look at how much we haven't grown (ok maybe only i haven't changed):
photos circa 2000
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Oct 15, 2007

sigma girls night.


so this past weekend we had a sigma girls night up to austin for the night. a good time was had by all, except the trip was way too short... (oh and we didn't get to eat crepes, and i didn't get to drink wine)
ofcourse we did manage to do all the things you'd expect us to do during a girls night (sorority girl edition)...


like get together with other sigmas


and go out downtown


and drink


and take silly photos


and eat

oh and last but not least...


have a pillow fight.


and then get cleaned up.


Oct 10, 2007

kdinner.

lately, i have been craving korean foods. last night was no execption, so it's a good thing that i can make things myself at home. just last week i made beef bulgogi and shrimp kimchi jjigae and instead of just posting photos, i've added the recipes for ppl like office bff who complains when i make postings without ways to recreate it.

















daeji bulgogi (korean spicy pork bbq)


ingredients:
1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons korean chili paste
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced

preparation:
-cut pork diagonally across grain into 1/16-inch-thick slices.
- mix sugar, soy sauce, chili paste, ginger, sesame oil, red peppers, cloves in a large bowl
- combine mixture with pork and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes.
- heat a large skillet to med-high, add a small amount of canola oil, and grill meat until thoroughly cooked.


zucchini/onion pajon (korean pancake)

ingredients:
1/4 cup rice flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water, approximately
Few drops sesame oil
Dash white pepper
1 green onion, cut into 1-inch lengths
1 zucchini chopped in small slices

preparation:
- mix all of the ingredients together except for the green onions, batter should be thin.
- heat skillet to med-high, add oil to pan, pour one large scoop of batter into the pan to be 1/4 inch thick, add a few green onions. fry one side until golden, then flip. continue with the rest of the mixture.

dipping sauce:
- combine 3 parts soy sauce to one part rice vinegar (or white vinegar), add a dash of sesame oil.


Oct 9, 2007

craftastic.

so i've been seriously busy at work and with working out, but last night my crafty urges took over. so voila! cutout shadow decor... and 2 weeks ago i made a taggie blanket for our friend's baby. what can i say, it's craft season... ooh and also baking season. :)


Oct 2, 2007

on the road to 13.1 miles

first workout update after officially signing up for the 1/2 marathon.

wed_ 3 miles in 28 min.
thurs_ weights, abs
fri_ stretches, squats
sat-mon - sick :(
tues_ 2 miles in 18 min
40 ab side reps w/ 12 lb medicine ball
3 sets of 15: squats, stability ball pushups, tricep dips, hammer curls,* reverse row*, L lifts* (12lb weights*)

1 set 10: incline press* (my arms were tired)
wed_ 4 sets of 20 - stability ball crunches w/medicine ball, bridge pose
2 sets 15: overhead extensions, tricep skullcrushers, calf raises

sun_ 5 miles (nonstop!)