Archive | May, 2009

thankful thursday

27 May

later today my bff and other half is moving across the world for two years. there are a billion reasons why i’m thankful for him and especially our butterfly relationship, however, no words can sufficiently describe this moment.

perhaps there will be another tt later today.

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thankful thursday

21 May
  • foodies. people who appreciate food as much as even more than i do. 
  • the girls’ being 1st seed after correcting seeding for tourney
  • last weekend’s two straight games of fball without subs. b/c 1. i suck while playing for my own team, so i loved actually being one of the better players and making big plays. 2. i loved meeting new people, it’s a social league afterall. 3. hell, i am a sports/exercise junkie, it is a fun activity
  • the bao’s going away party. it gave me a chance to cook up a feast, which i don’t do as often as i’d like
  • wayne. although i didn’t speak up, i did enjoy his teaching at sunday school and bible study. he always improved the level of discussion and gave us more to think about. his style of teaching was different than i was used to from cbc and it was good to see things in new lights
  • carmen. she is always an inspiration to me. i love knowing that i have foodie friends–people that use tastespotting and foodgawker, follow TWD and love making food. as a fellow runner, she runs distance everyday–something i hope to be able to do one day. she also has a welcoming, friendly spirit that i always enjoyed when i visited REM. even the small chats we had at the entrance of the school. this lady loves in such big ways.
  • the pittsburgh penguins. my multi-talented team that although has two great leaders on the ice, is still made up of all-star hockey players. their wins propel me into good moods.
  • pwb, my other half. my diagonal corners liquor store bum buddy. one of my bffs. one day i tried explaining my relationship with him to b.chen and it proved that i will be at a huge loss when pwb leaves. he has been my close friend for longer than anyone else. he has been there through all of my ups and downs, and even in those times where i’m an emergency mess. 
  • our trio: ff, pwb, me. doing things like running to rita’s in the rain b/c ff can’t make a left turn; eating a box of 20 fudgecicles between the three of us; throwing a fball around in the snow; watching balto and robin hood men in tights; our hat (sombrero) party and so much more. we are crazy. i love us.
  • field trip days.
  • yuca fries and pollo a la brasa
  • waffles.
  • my photos from the photoshoot turned out well. or at least a ton better than i expected. 3 photos i really like is a good deal and def a confidence booster.
  • a long weekend ahead to rest

thankful thursday

14 May
  • a key to my office. i’ve only been working there 3.25years total, 7months of which i should have had a key. but now i can come and go as i please!
  • busy, yet fun weekends. as quiet and shy as i may seem, i thrive off of hanging out with people
  • “rained out” games that allow me to do any of the other 2309328 things i’d been wanting to do
  • jen’s bridal shower. i am so happy for her that she found a man to spend and share her life with
  • free drinks at bars from newly acquired friends, as sketchy as it may seem. to risk making myself look like a loser with no friends, but in order to dissolve the sketchy rumor, i perch myself at the bar, so i see the drinks get made. this is also how i manage to get free drinks b/c its where other people order drinks too.
  • sports bars. i think these are my fav. i also love people who join me at them b/c i don’t have enough bar-loving friends
  • my girls’ 3-0 record last weekend, propelled by a forfeit and lui’s 3-pointer that sent game 3 into overtime. also sending them to playoffs this weekend. i love that i was able to go b/c i slept through my alarm for game 1, my game was cancelled so i could go to game 2 (although it was the forfeit game so there was nothing to watch), and being able to see part of game 3 before i took off for the bridal shower
  • the awesomeness of sports that really pulls people together to become friends
  • a productive planning meeting for the REM mtg. plus the fact that my two churches are coming together to fellowship. i couldn’t ask for more.
  • streaming video online so i can watch the penguins play instead of just listening to the radio and imagining awesomeness. now i can see it and be elated and bouncing off walls. no joke.
  • my mama. as much as she gets on my nerves, she gave me life and she helps provide for me. she loves me and puts up with my crazy lifestyle that leaves the fam with only one car. she also does my taxes b/c i don’t understand legal jargon.
  • early morning runs. i really appreciate starting my day with exercise. it makes me feel like i’ve accomplished a lot in my morning or at least more than surviving driving to work
  • gyms that have locker rooms + showers. this brings me back to my hs days when g and i would go gymming nearly everyday and then shower afterwards. we would say hi to keye on the treadmill and search out his brothers. haha. also avert our eyes from the naked grannies in the locker room. oh yes, i’m thankful for towels.
  • productive meetings. meetings that go in circles or are about things that we’ve already discussed for weeks make me really really antsy. you’ve already lost my attention.
  • springtime. i have such great memories of being at UM in the spring. or last summer. or just going out running with becky to the gym. so thankful for memories
  • empty gyms at 7am. it makes for a less stressful workout b/c less creepies will hear my panting, see my super slow running or be walking in my jogging lane.

thankful thursday

7 May
  • happy hours, my fav, when you can wind down from a workday AND hang out with friends
  • arch support, takes weight off the balls of my feet, makes shoes more comfy
  • mini-high school reunions. although sometimes awkward, i always appreciate catching up with friends
  • finally, our first win of the season! bringing “we go both ways” to a record of 1-2
  • beckyface for pulling through for our team. i think our team still has yet to see all she can do
  • people who pick up tabs
  • roberto for saving me from walking around bethesda for hours
  • naps. i don’t think i’d have made it through the weekend without them.
  • sid’s hat trick to redeem us from poor play in game 2
  • rita’s strawberry margarita ice. combining two of my fav things
  • good runs. even on days i don’t feel like running.
  • the cool spots around the track that make running in circles worthwhile. you just have to fight through the next lap and wall of warm, sweaty air to get the air conditioned area
  • football, or sports? either way, some awesome combo that’s made me pleasant to hang out with this past month
  • staying home to listen to game 3 on the radio. or else i’d get caught in the pouring rain in the dark. def never my strong point
  • a constant supply of exciting weekends/plans to look forward to
  • laughter. i would be so unhappy and boring without it