Friday, August 29, 2008
( 9:15 AM ) teahouse
This has been the work week from hell.
Every night this week, I've been stuck at the office really late.
Which is annoying, because the place I work now was sold to me as a "lifestyle firm" - which I suppose was meant to justify the low salary I was offered.
Last night I was sitting at my desk until around 1 a.m.
Fortunately I had my radio on and was able to listen to Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.
I'm still completely unedecided on whom I'm going to vote for. But if this speech goes down in history as a major event, my grandchildren may ask me where I was when he gave it.
"Well, I was at work. Trying to finish up a stupid project for a mean partner who gave me an artificial deadline because she was going on vacation for Labor Day and wanted to take credit for the work I'd done to impress the client. Yeah, good times." #
Monday, August 25, 2008
( 10:56 PM ) teahouse
There's No Place Like Home
So this weekend totally sucked.
Seriously. Camp was no fun.
It was sweltering during the day, and freezing cold at night. The cabins were really dreadful. The food was awful.
We spent way too long each day doing drills and patterns and kicking in the hot sun. We got yelled at. It was like boot camp.
Worst of all, in the middle of a class, while I was jumping around in my white uniform, I suddenly got my period.
It was horrible and embarrassing, and I had to run out of class in a panic.
It was the most unfortunate bad timing I'd ever had since that horrible July day several years ago, when my period started in the middle of the bar exam.
No kidding. Me and my hormones have horrible timing. #
Friday, August 22, 2008
( 1:30 AM ) teahouse
Got a License for Those Guns?
I haven't posted all week because my computer has been down. It's currently being repaired. Hopefully I'll be back online 100% by next week!
Also, the Husband and I are getting ready to go to martial arts camp.
We've loaded up the car with clothes, sunscreen, bug repellant, sleeping bags - and of course our uniforms and belts and helmets and other sparring gear.
This is the kind of thing we hope to be doing all weekend:
By the end, I'll be so strong I'll be able to lift the car AND empty its contents with one hand. #
Friday, August 15, 2008
( 9:13 AM ) teahouse
The American Dream
So many times this past week, watching the parade of American athletes at this year's Olympics, I've thought to myself how much I love the United States!
Many of our country's citizens were born in other places, but came here to seek the American dream.
Without them, past and present, we certainly wouldn't be the international force we are now. And I mean on all fronts - athletic, political, scientific just to name a few.
What a wonderful country.
Have a great weekend. #
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
( 12:03 AM ) teahouse
The Nature of Things
In keeping with the new earth-friendly lifestyle I've recently embraced, the Husband and I have started composting.
I got tired of throwing all of my vegetable scraps away everytime I made a salad.
So I have read here all about how to compost in an indoor urban apartment setting.
We throw old scraps into a bin (making sure to keep our "greens" and "browns" in good proportion), and periodically stir up the contents to get the primordial sludge going.
The results, which we expect in 2-3 months, should be a high-nutrient super soil that is really beneficial for my potted plants.
Although, all good intentions aside, I think that when things start getting stinky and gross, I'll probably buckle to yuppie pressure and invest in one of these expensive, odor free, color-coordinated automatic composters.
I'll keep everyone posted. #
Saturday, August 09, 2008
( 10:51 PM ) teahouse
This was just about the most heartbreaking thing I've ever read about the actions of a lawyer.
Oh, and did anyone watch the U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps win the gold medal in the 400m individual medley? What was up with the playing of the U.S. national anthem during the medal ceremony?
It was like a Chinese orchestra had recorded it, but got it totally wrong - verses were repeated, and the national anthem was abruptly cut off 10 seconds from the end.
Even President Bush, who was sitting in the audience, looked puzzled.
Well, even more than he usually does.#
Monday, August 04, 2008
( 11:07 PM ) teahouse
Eyes on the Prize
A coworker recently had eye surgery. Asian blepharoplasty, to be exact.
It seems that she was unhappy with her lack of double eyelid, as well as her epicanthic folds. Both are common among east Asians, but not Caucasians.
So she had it all fixed. The plastic surgeon added a double eyelid and reshaped her eyes.
She now has freakishly large eyes, like a Japanime girl.
I can't bring myself to tell her that she looked better the way God made her.#