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CAUTION: Emo Alert!


Not a fan of 2012 thus far! Not too much has gone my way since
I watched that damn ball drop. 


I will not go into detail... Three days of anxiety attacks 
lead me to post the most powerful lyrics that speak to 
me from Gary Jules', "Mad World"... 


Its just where I'm at...
 
All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces  
Bright and early for the daily races 
Going nowhere, going nowhere  
Their tears are filling up their glasses 
No expression, no expression 
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow 
No tomorrow, no tomorrow 
And I find it kind of funny, 
I find it kind of sad 
The dreams in which I'm dying 
are the best I've ever had 
I find it hard to tell you, 
I find it hard to take 
When people run in circles 
its a very, very Mad world, mad world! 


Carry on!!
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First Day of My Life


I keep hearing this song!

It touches my heart! I love it…

“First Day of my Life” by Bright Eyes

This is the first day of my life
I swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They’re spreading blankets on the beach

Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I’d let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you’d just woke up
And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”

So if you want to be with me
With these things there’s no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I’d rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me.

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Obsess much?


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Perusing TiPb, I stumbled upon a giveaway!! A new toy for my iPhone and I? Sure, why not!!

The free swag? A bright, shiny, new Jawbone Jambox!! All I had to do was comment on the post and say why I NEED it in my life!! Unfortunately, I didn’t win! Bwap bwap bwaaaaa…

Since then, I’ve been obsessing about this handy dandy lil’ trinket!! I could use it at work for music with the kids! I could use it in the car for running my mouth, hands free! My iTunes/iPhone music in the car!! Tunes while cruising on the Dia de La Cruiser!! The possibilities are endless…

Patience is not my strongest attribute!! I want it nooooowwwwww! (Varuca Salt voice) I will have it in my grubby little hands sooner than later, birthday month is fast approaching!! Hint hint! Nudge nudge! Wink wink!!

30 Days of ME! – Day 9


Ipod Shuffle

I put my iPod on shuffle and here are the first 10 songs that played…

Girls by the Beastie Boys

Hip Hop Misfits by the Dirty Heads

Feel Like I’m Back by Fabolous

Git Up, Git Out by Outkast

Babyfather by Sade

It’s A Craze  by the Alchemist

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

Let The Flames Begin by Paramore

Candy (Drippin’ Like Water) by Snoop Dogg

Now or Never by the Roots

Thanks for listening!

Until tomorrow…

30 Days of ME! – Day 2


15 Interesting Facts about ME!

1.  I was a miracle baby! I was born to my mom when she was 44.  She had NO IDEA she was pregnant, up until she went into labor.  I had no name, no clothes, no nothing.  Best of all, BECAUSE I was born, my mom found out she had Cervical Cancer.  She was not a fan of doctors!   She did indeed, beat that cancer and live until she was 72! 🙂

 

2.  I am deathly afraid of groups of birds. OR single birds darting about my head!! Thanks Tippi Hedren!

 

3.  I love love love Disneyland and all its “magicalness”!  I go several times a month.  For several reasons, sometimes a combo of many things; people watch, eat, ride the rides, drink, catch up with friends, watch fireworks, take pictures, etc.

 

4.  I suffer from Trichotillomania, which is a form of OCD.  I pull my hair out.  I have done it since the 6th grade.  I wish I could stop. Very frustrating.

 

5.  More times than NOT, I am a major pessimist and skeptic.  Lots of lessons learned has led me to act and react this way.  I try to think otherwise, sometimes.  I admit it is a fault!

 

6.  I love to give gifts.  The look and feeling a person has when getting a “surprise” or gift just makes me shine.  Sometimes, I can’t hold onto surprises because the anticipation drives me nuts!

 

7.  I am starting to believe that I am a clone of my mom! We look exactly alike, same career path, same bad right hip, super gray hair at a young age.  So so many similarities that I share, that my siblings do NOT!

8.  Katy LOVES to eat. I have a food blog, I do reviews on restaurants, I have starting my own Adventures in Food (a la Guy Fieri) and I love to cook.  When my current bff met my mom years ago, she said, “I can’t believe I have found a friend that shares the same love of food as I do! We both get goosebumps over good food!”

 

9.  Since I have gotten my BlackBerry, almost a year ago, I have been obsessive about the indicator light.  This tells you when you have a text, bbm, email, facebook notification, twitter notification, missed call, etc.  Whenever I see that RED light, I have to tend to it right that instant. I could just adjust settings and turn it OFF, but noooooo! Feed the obsession!

 

10. I am a great listener, but sometimes I need to remember to shut my mouth and just LISTEN! Not everyone is asking for my advice, sometimes they just need to vent! I apologize my friends.

 

11. I enjoy a wide variety of music, except country! My taste includes such artists as; Drake, Linkin Park, Wu-Tang Clan, Morrissey, Sublime, Bob Marley, Journey, Phoenix, Floetry, Jay-Z, Snoop, Sade, Wicked Tinkers, old 80’s music, my list could go on and on and on…

 

12. I am a fan of rollercoasters, but NOT a fan of “spin n’ puke” rides.  Nuff said!

 

13. I am good wifey material! The cleaning aspect needs help, but all other aspects, I am golden.

 

14. Left Handers ROCK! Growing up the child of a teacher, all my work had to be done neatly.  Kind of tricky for a lefty like myself.  Some of us hold our pencils funny, tweak our papers or mal-adjust our arms.  Not me, I was forces to hold it correctly.  One caveat, as I write, my pinky smears my writing because it drags over what I’ve written.  In high school, I smartened up! I cut a coffee filter to the length of my pinky and wrapped it around.  No more smeary, nasty papers.  All the extra ink went onto the coffee wrapper. ta-dah!!

 

15. Losing my mom to Cancer in 2004 was the hardest thing I have EVER had to deal with! We only had 17 days from prognosis to her passing.  NOT enough time.  All of those days were spent in the hospital.  I hang on to all the fond memories I have of her as I strive to be as strong a woman as she was!!

Norah Jones and the “Fancy Band!”


Last minute plans to attend a free concert? Why the hell not?

One caveat…I had to drive to the Greek! No biggie, traffic was not as horrific as I had anticipated!

Amy and I got there just as Corrine Bailey Rae was finishing her set! Meh! {Katy Shrug}. Our first stop was the hospitality lounge! It was pretty dead and the snacks were gone!! Upward and onward…we buy snacks and beer and find our way to our seats!!

Soon after, Norah Jones comes out…immediate goosebumps! Her voice is ridiculous! Honestly, I’m not familiar with her newer stuff! Her first CD blew my mind! All in all a fantastic show!! Weather was great too!

She did ask for suggestions for a name for her band. Reallly!? Why does YOUR band need a name!? Norah Jones and the _________. I said they don’t need a name…they are jus her muh-fuggin’ band, plain and simple! Amy thought oF Norah Jones and the Fancy Band was appropriate!! That works for me…

Thanks for takin me Mamers!! Thanks to Nugget for the free tix!!

revolving door of music…


If you know me, you know that my music taste is vast! I can’t and won’t get into Country, but I’m open to all else!

So, with that being said, I typically go through spurts of what I want to listen to, as far as genre goes!  Some weeks I’ll be on a hella hip hop vibe, others all reggae, maybe R&B another week and so on…

I seem to really be into my Dirty Heads and Slightly Stoopid playlists on my ipod!! A mixture of hip hop and reggae? What more could a girl ask for in the LBC summer heat? Great to chill to, clean to, do nothing to…check em’ out!

What do you have playing on heavy rotation? Does anyone READ this? It IS ok to comment folks!! 🙂

the good life..


Day off!

Breakfast with BF!

Laying on the Beach!

A girl could get used to this!!

happy music…


Coming home the other day, I heard a really cool, smooth, kinda jazzy-soulish-r&bish, neosoulish song. Luckily, my SIRIUS told me that it was a group called THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE ! So, being the google freak that I am, I had to look them up and “inspectigate”. I love love love them. Kind of a cool lil’ story behind them too!


Phonte, from Little Brother, hooked up with Nicolay, a producer from Holland via the internet. They fileswapped for 2 years, without ever meeting in real time. They created their first album this way, 2 yrs later. Since then, Nicolay has relocated to the US and they continue to make music together. Since 2002!

I do NOT know why I haven’t heard of them until now! I am so excited to get my cd’s that are being made for me! hopefully, they work in the ‘hoe..wink wink!