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10 Things

26 May

1) I’m known to have weird dreams. Like really, really weird dreams. Maybe I should compile them all and write a book. The latest addition to my collection of bizarre dreams involves one co-worker fathering the child of my best friend and then leaving the baby unattended as he went out for a walk, while I was sleeping in the next room. Then in the dream, some criminals came in and stole my beloved godson while I slept. I woke up scared and guilty at 2 AM. When I told my best friend about the dream, she said: “remind me not to ever let you babysit my son.”

2) I have never understood the expression “mind you”. I’ve read definitions online and I even have had native speakers try to explain it to me, but it just doesn’t make sense to me. Therefore, I have never used it and I don’t think I ever will.

3) Speaking of language, the other day I was cooking with a friend and I told him to pass me a pan and he gave me this:

To which I said, “No, that is a saucepan.” Then I showed him this:

… And said, “this is a pan!”
He said he was going to Google it to make sure. I just did. I was wrong. The end.

4) I went to an Amish Store for the first time last weekend and I absolutely loved it! Everything was homemade and fresh. The best part? The store is about 20 minutes away from my house! Yay! Here’s our loot:

5) I bought a new brand of nail polish that it’s absolutely awesome! It lasts a long time and makes my otherwise ugly toes look decent. By the way, if you’re a woman in South America reading this and you want to move to the US,  you better start learning to give you yourself pedicures and manicures. That shit is expensive here.

6) Why is it that some guys feel like they can just randomly hit on you at any inconvenient, given time? Like the guy from the grocery store or the busboy at a small town’s only diner? I’m flattered and all, but can’t you see I’m in my jogging pants, sweaty and without make-up? If that doesn’t scream “I have no interest in flirtation right now so please leave me the hell alone”, then I don’t know what does.
7 ) Quick rant: Since I kind of look young, it seems that some people think that gives them the right to boss me around. Newsflash: No, it doesn’t.

8 )  The other day I was running uphill blasting music on my MP3 player and this truck came behind me and slowed down. I looked over and saw the guy in passenger seat show me a French fry as if to say: “run, woman run,  while I eat my delicious French fries”. I discreetly, very discreetly, gave him the finger. I’m not the one who’s clogging her arteries with hydrogenated oils, asshole.

9) Speaking of running, I’ve made a lot of progress in my running. I still don’t run the whole time obviously, but I have considerably increased my running to walking time ratio. By the way, I have the craziest thoughts when I’m running. Like crazier than usual.

10) Sometimes when I’m having a crappy day, I make a mental list of the positive things in my life. Like the fact that I have a cool mom who’s so smart and awesome. Like how I have friends that despite the distance, go out of their way to show me that they love me and that they are truly good friends. Or those sweet texts or voicemail messages that I get mid-morning which really make my day.

Oh, Life, you suck bitch!

25 Aug

I know, I know. I am always complaining. I always come here either when something goes awfully wrong in my life or when I’m extremely excited and/or happy about something. But whatever.  I write for me.  It might be selfish, but this is my own personal way of complaining to the Universe for all the shit it throws at me.  I normally use Twitter for venting because  I know no one who follows me actually pays attention to the nonsense I write so I might as well tweet that I’m gay or that I’m pregnant and no one will notice. But sometimes, 140 characters is just not enough.

So instead of writing a recap of my awesome summer vacation (well, partly awesome because some pretty shitty stuff went on during it too) I am writing a list (how predictable!) of  all the unfortunate things that have befallen me lately:

* I was “swimming”  in the ocean at Clearwater Beach –  the most amazing beach I’d ever been to0- and a stupid wave knocked me over, an unexpected current dragged me in and almost made me drown.

* While I was underwater, all that salt water and sand got in my ear and gave me one of the worst ear infections I’ve ever had. Seriously, the pain was so bad I COULDN’T SLEEP. And my sleep is sacred! I sacrifice it for nothing or no one!

*I spent a little too much money while in Colombia more than I’d expected. And to say I’m broke now is an understatement.  And of course, I had to get sick and get a bunch of medicine as soon as I arrived to NC.

*My phone is broken and I can’t afford a new one right now.

*I lost my ATM card

*I lost my school ID card. And my Colombian ID. And some very important documents from work.

*A bank in Colombia which I obviously will not mention here is shamelessly stealing from me and they even dared to give me a bad credit report. The worst part is I can’t defend myself because I am  not there right now.

*I got sick on the first day of school.

*I got an email from my bank here today saying that I had an overdraft fee.

*I owe most of my paycheck already. And I won’t get paid until next Tuesday.

* My hair is frizzy, I have a rash on my arms and my nails are brittle.

*There’s nothing I can do to solve these problems right now so all I can do is breathe deeply and try to forget about it.

There. I feel a little better. That’s it for today. I need to go to sleep now so I can wake up early for school tomorrow. On second thought, maybe tomorrow or the day after that, I will write that recap of my summer vacation. But I warn you, there will be lists and lots of comparisons between Colombia and the US. Oh, and there will be complaining too.