Monthly Archives: August 2010

Update time Vol. 1

I haven’t posted a real post in a while I don’t want to fall off the blogging waggon so I thought I could spare a few minutes to update this…. The past week and 2 days has been pretty hectic! After such a short summer (because of summer classes) I started back to school, and I was actually kind of excited.

One of the reasons I was excited was the fact that I was able to add an anatomy class( that has taken me a year to get into). They added an extra session and even thought its only open to pre-nursing majors, I somehow got on the list, and boom I’m in the class! YAY! Although it is alot of work, I am so excited that I am taking it, one step closer to adding more letters after my name… because as we all know the more letters the more money–in the health field at least. 

Another reason is because I just like school, yet it stresses me out, but I like it. If I won the lotto and never had to work again one thing I would do is get a degree in random fun majors.  So here is a run down of the week…

M: 8:30am anatomy class! then a break… then Anatomy Lab.. then work… My anatomy teacher seems very fun, she is spunky and it keeps the early morning class entertaining. My lab instructor is also pretty cool, the class may be hard but the professors seem to want to teach and help.

T: Community Health…Program Design…Epidemiology…. then much later Worksite health promotion… Long day…

W: Anatomy Class….

TH… same as T… just take away the worksite health promotion and add work

F: OMG A DAY OFF… well not really work…

So that is my week, this week is shaping up to be the same, just with more work… and next week the same but with even more work…

So I am pretty tired and need to study the bones and landmarks of the face so night night…. Hopefully write to you again soon!?

 –Theresa 🙂



{one} what was your favorite birthday gift?

Hmm, I always get pretty good gifts, but I think my favorite that I can remember is an airplane ticket. Greg bought me a ticket to go up to Berkley and Visit Daisy :).

Oh and when I was 16 I got a tricked out computer, that was pretty awesome!

{two} have you ever been cow-tipping or snipe-hunting?

No… but I have been ice blocking!

{three} what’s the strangest talent you have?

I don’t have any strange talents 😦 I wish I did, then I could run away with the circus and blog about it… wouldn’t that be a cool blog?

{four} what are your favorite kind of chips?

I really like Cheetos or Doritos.. There are also these Irish chips called Tato, I love, love, love the onion flavor.

{five} do you know any tongue twisters?

Sally Sells Seashells by the Sea Shore…

Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers…

I’m so good I know two.

{six} what was the last movie you saw in a theater?

Dinner for Smucks… it was ok, really its more of a renter.

{seven} do you collect anything?

I buy/collect anything with Ariel on it, only if her face is pretty thought, because sometimes they make some jacked up face princess stuff, and it kind of scares me. I absolutely love Ariel thought so I am always on the look out for her. I do have a pretty nice collection of actual Ariel “collectables”

{eight} what is something you wish you were better at?

I wish I was better at studying/memorization. If I could have a photographic memory that would be ideal, because then I would kick anatomy’s butt, instead of the other way around.

{nine} what’s the worst habit you have?

I mutilate my nails, I really, really, really–and I mean really, need to stop. biting them is just a mindless habit. I also bite my wrist, that has gotten pretty bad to. (I am just practicing for when I become a vampire thought :)…)

{ten} when you wake up, what is the first thing you think?

M & W… “Ugh, why did I sign up for an 8:30 class”

T&TH… “Ugh, I want to go back to bed”

Well there you have it, a little bit more about me! Thanks for stopping by! If you want to play along just visit the button bellow!

Oh, P.S. : I wrote this from a MAC desktop at school… Its different but I think I may be falling in love.

I'm on a Boat.

I’m on a boat…. 🙂

Today–well not actually today, since you might be reading this a day, a week, a year down the line–was one of those rare days when both Greg and I have a day off that coincides with each other. Between school and work we have had very few days this summer where we had all day off to spend with each other, so when days–like today–come around we take advantage of them! originally we had planned to go to the beach, we haven’t gone together all summer–which is a shocker considering we live in Orange County! Unfortunately when we woke up it was not a very “beach day,” so we went to Noahs– this amazing bagel place in Huntington, you really should try– for breakfast.
Here I am–always remember, pinkies out!

We started thinking of alternatives, O.C. fair, Irvine park, La Brea Tar Pits, San Diego… then we saw an advertisement for a boat tour! Yeah  a real live boat tour!  So we went home looked it up and it turned out being 45 dollars a person, so um NO! When looking it up thought we saw that Balboa Island had a harbor tour, and it had a 4 dollar off coupon. So we printed two and away we went!
Once we got to Balboa the first thing I wanted to do was ride the ferry. Even thought you don’t need to, I wanted to ride it in, I actually wanted the “I’m on a boat” foursquare badge. It was actually fun I had never been on a ferry before, I thought it was pretty cool you could take cars on. There were some annoying Jr. lifeguards thought– you wouldn’t believe the mouth on some of these 12ish year old kids! Those kids definitely need some soap!

Once off the ferry we decided to walk around a bit to kill some time. There wasn’t too much to see, a few stores, a “fun zone”, and tons of unsupervised kids–boy I can’t wait for school to start back up! I was actually sad because the “fun zone” didn’t have any of the rides it used to 😦 bummer. It was ok thought because it was time for the harbor tour.


The tour is a 45 minute boat ride around the island. It was pretty nice, but I kept thinking “I’m on a boat” — it’s an SNL reference for those who are wondering. We got to see Nicolas Cages old house, and Vanna Whites house. These houses were massive, all had big boats, and all were 20 million plus! I always thought it would be nice to live by the beach… guess I’ll never know! The tour guide told some interesting stories, like one person bought the house a few rows down from his, just to dock their second boat. Another resident also has a live in maid, however he only shows up 2 or 3 times a year– Sign me up for that job! Really these houses were ridiculous on all aspects, size, design, cost! All of the houses were very pretty thought. Houses aside we also saw a bunch of sea lions! They were sea lions not seals, seals don’t have vocal chords. There were two funny ones fighting over the space on a boat. I guess they are trouble makers thought–the sea lions in general– because they tend to sink boats, they are just that heavy!
Photobucket… Jersey Shore Status!

Once the tour was over we went for a snack. We ended up in some candy shop, but really all of the shops sold pretty much all the same food with one variation. After waiting in line we go up to order, and the lady working takes a phone call and starts chatting like there are no customers! I mean she totally ignores us walks away and starts talking about the day she has had–and yes she did see us. She is not some teen girl either, she was a middle aged lady, probably the owner. So Greg and I walked out–no way was she getting our money. Seeing we are walking out she actually shouts “wait no no I help you now!” I just gave her a dirty look and kept walking.

It was just our luck thought because there is a little snack shack thing just down from the shop we walked out of that sells snow cones for the same price; however they were triple the size! Score! So we a rainbow one–I didn’t really want rainbow but I thought he said it was the only flavor he had. Silly me, rainbow isn’t a flavor! Yeah I have my moments :).

The snow cone was good but we only finished about 1/3 of it. In the end I actually like that we got rainbow, because I got to try all the colors! The only down side was that yellow tasted off– I guess it is right what they say about eating yellow snow( kidding!). Also that is probably something you should know about me, I don’t know flavors just colors. I’m like a little kid in that way. Even when I’m drinking, I always want the blue drink! 🙂

After our monster snow cone, we rode the ferry back to our car, and drove down into Newport. Since spaghetti Factory doesn’t open until 5pm for dinner, we walked around this little park called Jetty. I got to see some crab, and it ended up being very pretty. Greg and I played yellow boat–just like yellow car, but with boats. Finally after some more walking it was 5 and we headed to spaghetti factory. At this particular spaghetti Factory, they have complimentary valet parking! Boy did I feel special, they held the door open for me and everything. We did forget to tip them thought :/. Ehh were poor college students.

Our last stop of the night was at “our special spot” It is a little cove in Laguna beach. It actually the beach, that made me fall in love with the beach. Very remote, quite, and pretty. Not to many kids which was perfect! Don’t get me wrong, I love kids, just I had an overload of them today! As we were waiting for sunset we looked at the tide pools a bit, saw a few crabs and amenities, no nemos thought. As the sun started falling I reached for my handy-dandy camera, which decided to die:(, so I got to play around with the  manule functions on the new camera and ended up taking a couple decent shots, not as nice as my DSLR would have turned out but nice enough.

This one here is my favorite of the day…
Balboa 604

Overall it was pretty much a perfect day. The only downside was a little burn, but I’m an Irish gal in So cal, so I’m kinda used to looking like a lobster during the summer time.

Here are some of my other photos of the day:
Setting Sail
Balboa 592
Balboa 153

Balboa 153
Balboa 222

Thanks for reading, see you again!



{one} how would you describe your style?

 I don’t think I could pin-point one style as me. My style revolves more around my mood. Sometimes I like dresses and belts and matching, sometimes I like jeans and a T, its more my mood.

{two} what would your perfect day look like?

My perfect day is with Greg! Starts off with starbucks, then we would head off to some attraction. Normally it is the zoo; however, we are always up for adventures! The starbucks is a must thought, I’m an addict.

{three} what would be the best workplace perk?

Getting paid to not work! J

{four} if you could have the starring role in one movie, which would it be?

Probably the Twilight Sagas; because you know how rich I would be! Or anything staring opposite Leonardo Di Caprio’s love ❤ oh leo!

{five} what tv show do you wish would go off the air for good?

None really

{six} chocolate or vanilla?


{seven} if you could date any celebrity, who would it be?

Leonardo Di Caprio! He is about 15 years my senior, but I love him.

{eight} if you could have been the author of any book, which would it have been?

Harry Potter books. The creativity it took to write those, oh and the money behind them J

{nine} what’s your favorite type of flower?

Carnations, they are so simple yet intricate.

{ten} what do you think is your most attractive feature?

I think my smile. It is my favorite feature.


Water for Elephants

I rarely read a book that I don’t like. I tend to always find something about the book I like; whether, it is a character, a theme, a line, I try to find something. With good books on the other hand there are always countless things that I like. Water for Elephants was one of these books. I bought this book summer 08, with a big stack of other books (Memory Keepers Daughter/ The Twilight Saga novels/ Dead Until Dark and a few others) Unfortunately I did not start on this one right away… I was then swept up in the Twilight Craze and forgot all about it. Until I found it a few days ago when I was looking for a book for my flight, not wanting to reread another book I picked it up not knowing at all what it was about ( it doesn’t tell you on the back) I began it while waiting for my flight to take off and from the first page of the novel I was hooked! It was an amazing book, that was well written and left you wanting more. It had a deep threads flowing through the novel tying themes together. The character developement was not on just a superficial level, and you really begin to feel connected to Jacob in particular–almost as if his emotions were yours. 

 The story itself  is the tale of an elderly man remembering the years he spent with the circus. It flows from him in the nursing home, to his tale seamlessly. This novel really is one that I am glad to have read, and I guess they are coming out with a movie too. I am actually one of those people who does not mind movie adaptations– I look at them as two separate entities, which is what they are. So I am excited for the film adaptation of it, I really love Reese Witherspoon.

So long for now my blogger friends!

If you have read this novel I would love to hear your thoughts– or if you have any books to recomend please do I still have to knock another 45ish books off my list!

Last comic standing

Are you a morning person, or a night person?–Me, I guess I would have to say I am a morning person, but it doesn’t mean I like waking up early. Today was a little different thought–I woke up at 6:40am today ( yes for me that is early)–but today was different because I was waking up to go see the living tapping for Last Comic Standing! I originally signed up to get tickets to a tapping of Tosh.0; however, I guess other people like him too and the tickets were sold out.

I was sent a link saying that tickets for the season finale of last comic standing were available–and you know me, I can’t turn down free! (turns out it wasn’t the season finale, it was the one before)

The morning started out with starbucks–a must on any “special day”. I will come clean, I am an addict, I love starbucks– espresso frappicino light ❤ yuuuumy!

Once on the road, it was like any other California morning–filled with traffic! Just to give you an idea, the studio from my house without traffic is around 35ish minutes away–it took us 1 hour and 45 minutes to get there. This is California thought, and you plan for it. ( hence waking up at 6!)

A rare no traffic moment:

By the time we got in line it was 9am– and we were not going to be let in until 10:30–so we waited. That is the thing you have to know about going to a T.V. show tapping–well at least this one— be prepared to wait, and wait, and wait for it…. yep you guessed it wait! :). There was a bunch of waiting, then moving, then a new line, then waiting again, then waiting to sit, then sitting, then waiting, then clapping. That is another thing, you need to clap, and clap all the time. It is worth it thought because its free.

So for those of you who don’t watch last comic standing– and don’t feel bad, I don’t either– it is hosted by Craig Robinson… He was hilarious, he was keeping us entertained during down time, and seemed like a genuinely nice guy… The judges ehh, I wasn’t sitting close to them, but they didn’t even look at anyone around them during the down time. So I don’t know how I feel about them.

The show started up like any normal reality show… que lights, que clapping, que dramatic music, and then duh duh duh sorry….Jonathan Thymius you are eliminated. I don’t normally watch the show, so I don’t know how I feel about this. More clapping, a joke, and the first comedian takes the stage. Unfortunately no cameras are aloud into the theater… so my description will need to suffice.

Roy Wood, was really funny! He was actually my favorite that I saw. He also had the best joke of the night, it’s hard to remember all or it and tell it well enough, so I am going to forgo that, but youtube it if you have the chance, very funny! After his act maybe 2 minutes long, they cut to commercial(for normal people anyway–not me, because I’m special, or you, I guess, if you have a DVR-The best part about watching a live tapping–no commercials!

Next upTommy Johnagin, he was funny too. One time God threw a deer at his truck, oh also he went to an OBGYN for a sports physical (get it he’s a boy) it was funny… laugh,clap,laughs,clap…

Next Myq Kaplan,he mentioned mermaids, so I like him, because I like mermaids… But I don’t know he supports womens rights, so I don’t know thats kinda far out… women votting… nah! ( sarcastic here!) laugh clap laughs clap.

Next it was Felipe’s turn, now him… he was funny, but not as much as the others. He did have a heart attack at 12… that was about the funniest part… more laugh clap, laugh clap

clap clap… its Mike DeStefano’s turn… he taught me that the only difference between Jewish people, and Italian people is a college degree, this guy was also funny… then clap laugh clap laugh ( Yes I did change that up, I thought you could use it)

more clap clapping… and drum roll… Ron White! He is from the blue-collar comedy, and he was pretty funny it wasn’t long enough thought.

clap clap clap… The end

The show went by faster than I thought it was about an hour and 15 min, there wasn’t much messing up. The only part we had to tape more than once was the clapping. Yes there was so much clapping.

I am so happy that I was able to go to the show thought, it was a really fun experience. While there was alot of clapping, and alot of waiting I would recommend it to anyone. I will definitely do it again–hopefully Tosh.0 next time–Here that Tosh… I’m coming for you!

Since the tapping ended so early, and I was already in Los Angeles Greg and I went up to the Hollywood sign! I have lived in So cal for 21 years, and have yet to see the hollywood sign from any closer than highland. The road up is extremely small, it almost seems like one way, two cars could not go up and down at the same time. We made it up safely thought, and boy was it cool! You can not actually go up to the sign, the road to it is closed, people do it anyway. I didn’t thought I was in heals, I wouldn’t have anyway I don’t like breaking rules. Finally after 21 years I have my picture up close with the sign!!!

Here is the sign.. its that tiny white thing in the background.

Then we went up higher!

Next we were on our way to sprinkles! If you have never had one– you are missing out! We took a quick short cut on the way and visited Hight Voltages a.k.a L.A ink– not as impressive in real life, I wish I would have looked around more, but I felt kinda out-of-place.

Finally onward to sprinkles! The cupcakes there are very yummy. The frosting is extremely sweet, but it counters with the moist cake to give an amazing flavor. Honestly the only way to describe it, is an orgasm in your mouth. Maybe I have went and hyped it a bit to much, but if you like sweets then you will like sprinkles! Be prepared to wait thought the line is always out the door–mostly because its a tiny shop, and they keep the door closed to keep in freshness. ( I would recommend the vanilla, with sprinkles) I have tried the moca, and red velvet, they are ok, moca is really strong, and I think that my red velvet cupcakes are better. The secret is butter!

Then it was homeward bound…

Where I found a new present waiting… My dad bought a new T.V. 🙂

Now it is off to watch the show, and hopefully see a glimpse of me!

oh and thanks random guy for this great photo!!

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