Archive | May, 2008
29 May

thankful thursday

  • being able to grad
  • all the crazy friends and fam i have that showed up at grad
  • all the congrats and well wishes i received
  • the end of spring sunday school (the end of teaching ss)
  • free time
  • tv+cable, both, not one or the other, b/c often i have the wrong one at the wrong time
  • sidney crosby
  • all of the random grad/end of year/random celebrations people have been having
  • public transportation
  • skirts, air condition, cold water
  • random rides home for 3blocks
  • baked yumminess
  • raquel, b/c now that she’s gone i don’t know what to do
  • spring fitness classes, b/c summer sched is inconvenient
  • roomies, b/c there is no one here but me this week
  • samples! i finally got my pins back from the vendor. nice. now to get the other 5 pins in the set from vendor #2.
  • early morning runs
  • time at work to relax due to a light work load
  • people, i would go crazy alone (… like now)
15 May

thankful thursday

  • running, the ease of running now that i’m half fit, the freedom of running
  • fun times with new friends at pside
  • semi-low key chillin
  • donuts; gourmet or normal, whole or holes
  • breakfast; breakfast sandwiches, meals, having time to eat it
  • random roomie bonding over things like staying up over exams
  • safe roadtrips; adam for driving me to pgh and back
  • g and all the years i’ve know her; she’s so amazing and her dept grad helped show off her accomplishments so everyone knows it too
  • receptions/dinners put on by schools
  • a really fun weekend in pgh; kayaking, burgers at tassaro’s, sports works (hockeyyy), monongahela incline, dozen cupcakes, rita’s
  • ash+g for letting me surprise crash at their apt in pgh
  • people i can talk to on the phone with and it isn’t painful and i actually enjoy it
  • raq for her half of the stories πŸ™‚
  • my parents for driving me back to CP at midnight
  • prof gavin for giving me advice on my grad situation and being a great prof in general
  • pinder for being not just a prof but also a friend
  • mansbach for emailing me even if he didn’t budge my grade, i still have a lot of respect for a man that renowned in his field
  • my advisor for making miracles happen
  • pwb for being my punching bag the night before when i went crazy
  • friends; for being concerned about me when i felt like crap
  • everything for working out
  • getting to see old umbc loves πŸ™‚
  • hyeon got his internship
  • being finally done with college
  • growing up so much in the past month b/c of all the things that have happened from CMU grad to almost not graduating, to friends that matter and those that don’t
  • p.tran for swapping prints with me b/c i love hers
  • being able to dump all cath’s super old beer and old food
  • becca for being a great roomie for 2.5yrs
  • rita’s for sustaining me
  • work so i don’t sit around lazy all day
  • beckyface’s knee progress and plans
15 May

thankful thursday

  • W, 23-18, my intramural champs tshirt πŸ™‚
  • coach will+sam+fei and rem fball
  • pals for life, beckyface who captains all the teams and is our biggest cheerleader
  • my new rita’s coupons, even though everyone now wants to always go to rita’s with me or steal my coupons
  • raquel, my fav going-out buddy.
  • dancing, bars, casual drinkingβ€”and all the hilarity that ensues
  • the reemergence of g.chin in my life, i’ve seen him more in the past week than in the past year
  • friends with litho lab keys
  • having all my litho stuff done no matter when the random due date/time is
  • friends that let me know: when due dates change, what i miss in class, what notes i miss
  • friends that skip class with me
  • being 90% done with OotM materials
  • my fab, fellow intern, ashley for the fun we’ve had
  • p.gavin’s promotion b/c she really is a great professor
  • a chance to be in another gallery show (senior show), and j.flick for letting me slide on the due date
  • the end of living in litho lab
  • being able to skip work at last minute notice due to last minute projects/finals
  • late night meals at barnside/panda
  • some of the funniest and most fun roomies EVER (sniffing out bad smells, finding oswald, playing fball)
  • nighttime walks
  • the caterpillar picking up lady
  • the monsoon that wiped out caterpillars for several days
  • all of daniel’s friends that gave us rides in the rain
  • 7-11, yet again saves the day, cinnamon toast crunch
  • my fam who understands that even during mother’s day weekend, i have to go to lab hours
  • my fam who supported me for my senior show and my urban forest project
  • my madre πŸ™‚
  • my daddy who understands the importance of winning intramurals
  • my daddy who knows how to get most any stain out of clothes
  • people/clients that say thanks after i go out of my way to do their project
  • having some of the best teachers this semester
  • new music, funny music (wow, i can get sexual too!), dance-worthy music
  • all the people that listen to the silly stories i tell
  • random days at work that i get commended for busting my butt and then we go out to play fball
  • early morning runs and easy downhill miles.
8 May

thankful thursday

  • really fun intramurals
  • gorgeous weather
  • a very productive drama planning mtg
  • 24-hr CVSes
  • free saturdays! as much as i love my drama team, i LOVE free saturdays
  • ibuprofen
  • fun coworkers who take breaks to play 2v2 football, go to art attack and 7-11!
  • my room at home that i don’t have to share with anyone
  • finally finishing map o’ death with fruity parking lots
  • a helpful photographer who gives direction
  • some nice photos that came out of the photoshoot
  • being able (+being home) to sit down for dinner with my parents and brother
  • free sunday afternoons!
  • free weekends.
  • coming down the home stretch for this sunday school quarter
  • being able to see angela race in MACCCs this weekend!
  • seeing g since we often have full schedules and its nice whenev i get to see/talk to her
  • seeing mark! i love this guy, he is fun πŸ™‚
  • making it through this week, despite all the crucial classes i skipped
  • really encouraging “midterm portfolio reviews”
  • producing a decent stop motion film
  • bonding with classmates in litho lab
  • art gallery opening receptions. yum.
  • caffeine so i can pull almost allnighters several days in a row
  • naps that i can squeeze in
  • water since i get so dehydrated from caffeine
  • the game we won last night by forfeit b/c i was way too tired to play
  • becky’s brace! so she can walk without pain
  • caroline for visiting and eating dinner with us+mary
  • the reemergence of RITAs coupons. πŸ˜€
  • the excitement of calling people about the coupons + beckyface calling me in the middle of her class to tell me
  • all the people lately who put up with my attitude (grumpy) due to lack of sleep
  • lunch today with coworkers as our senior farewell interns lunch
  • UM for paying for lunch
  • the 2.5yrs i’ve spent at u.pubs learning so much about design
  • the extension for senior show b/c of the union opening
  • cheap, but nice clothes from places like nordstrom rack and mustardseed
  • my madre who built me a frame for my art for the senior show
  • rest

it was a particularly painful week, but amazingly i still have so much to be thankful for

2 May

thankful thursday

  • pals4life, for the fun we had and plays i’ll never make anywhere else
  • will+sam+fei for teaching me fball fundamentals
  • beckyface for being our biggest cheerleader despite injury
  • anyone who’s been helping poop out this week
  • the GCC girl who knows PT and automatically went to becky and helped out
  • all my fav bmore boys
  • my boys in general for fun talks
  • lunch breaks
  • sweet sweet sleep after 7–7.5hr litho lab days or working overtime
  • free ben&jerrys, $0.31/scoop night at baskin robbins
  • daddy’s huge scoops of ice cream
  • bonding with my junior girls through fball
  • fun at the park! a nice break from life.
  • people with cars
  • fball experience so that pals4life rocked the turf
  • rooooomies b/c we are hilarious when we do stuff together
  • the little asian kid who stacks cups
  • the introduction of stacking cups to the apt!
  • fruits, fruit juice, horizon milk, yummy things that sustain me
  • cheap clothing places
  • rich+pauline for good litho lab music
  • litho plates finally came in
  • p coming home safely
  • doing fairly well on that body/object project, or at least doing something different
  • aloe vera, shea butter lotion, body scrub, things that attack sunburn
  • a great appreciate to all the people at work who are guiding me with the OotM stuff and keeping me from going crazy
  • office lunch parties, and the hilarious emails that go with them
  • friends who know makeup
  • the end of a busy week
  • all the leftovers we have from random things
  • hilarious things like our banana beer bread
  • nights that make my long days worthwhile
  • finally getting out of my yucky mood/attitude probs.