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holy moly, it has been SO long since i last updated. jeez, i mean, a lot has happened since my last post (october 25). my holidays were fantastic and i couldn’t ask for a better group of family and friends to spend it with. i’m excited for 2012 because it is a big milestone year for me. i turn 18, graduate, travel to foreign country by myself (staying with relatives, of course), start college…boy, it’s gonna be a busy year! even if things go sour, i know that i’m going to keep an optimistic outlook because you just have to take life day by day.

a medication update: i’m still taking zoloft 50 mg every morning along with 65 mg of solodyn (for acne) and 1290 mg fish oil (helps improve brain function/depression/etc.). all seems to be going well. i feel so much more stable emotionally and rarely have breakdowns. i haven’t resorted to unhealthy coping mechanisms (other than eating some cookies and such hehehe) and i just feel good (HALLELUJAH!). my body seems to be tolerating the solodyn which is great and i’m seeing incredible improvement in my skin (i’m almost through my second bottle of the stuff) – even my family has noticed how much it has cleared. it honestly makes me feel so great to not have giant nodules on my face that are painful and embarrassing. yippee!!

a school-related update: i sent in all of my applications and am now waiting to hear back from 6/7 schools. the only school i’ve heard back from (because i applied restrictive early action) is stanford which, sadly, sent me a rejection notice. i handled it a lot better than i would have expected considering how badly i wanted to go there and how much time i spent imagining myself at that school. however, although i did not get in, a very dear friend of mine received an acceptance from stanford and i could not be happier for her. she’s an incredible person and will do amazing things as she joins the stanford class of 2016. hopefully i can end up at berkeley so we’ll be right across the bay from each other! how fun would that be?

a personal update: I GOT A KITTY. i got him on december 18th as an early christmas present. he’s a beautiful 3 month old male domestic medium hair. he’s absolutely precious and has made me so happy over the past two weeks. i honestly can’t imagine my life without him now that he’s a part of my life! i can’t wait to take him to college with me when i’m a sophomore/junior and i’m in my own apartment. i named him walt (after walt disney). he’s so playful yet super affectionate. he’s absolutely perfect. the first week he was coughing and wheezing so we took him to the vet – turns out he had an upper respiratory infection for which we got antibiotics (which are a pain in the butt to give to him because he hates the taste…poor kitty). a few days ago, i woke up to these little sesame seed looking things in my bed and after doing some research, i found out that mr. walt had a tapeworm. thankfully, my neighbor is a vet tech and came over to give him an injection that made the tapeworm digest in his system. so no more wormies for walter!

that’s about it for now. i feel like there’s a lot more to update on but maybe if i actually kept up with this blog, i wouldn’t have to try to recap 2 months of stuff into a few paragraphs! i hope you’re all well and had a safe and blissful holiday season. be kind and tell your loved ones how special they are to you. always remember, you’re beautiful.

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i love disneyland. it really is the happiest place on earth, in my head. it always has been. i almost feel more comfortable at disneyland than i do at home. i’ve been raised at disneyland and have spent some of the best days of my life within its gates. however, there are various times during the day when i am irritated beyond belief by the rudeness and lack of common courtesy that some people have. you’d think some of this stuff would really be common sense but, unfortunately in this instance, there is a such a huge variation of cultures and languages at disneyland that it’s virtually impossible to get along perfectly with the thousands of guests around you. but i thought i’d compile this list just for my own satisfaction. enjoy!

1. control your children. PLEASE.
i know that disneyland is going to always have kids, obviously. and normally i’m totally cool with kids…when they’re behaving. i know that tantrums are virtually unavoidable especially when you’ve been out all day at a theme park and kids get cranky and tired. but, please, for the love of god: parent them. when they’re having a meltdown, take them to the side of the walkway…don’t discipline them in the middle of main street. don’t let them wander off or throw things at other people. don’t let them stand so close to my butt when i’m standing in line. i don’t like feeling a random kid’s face right by my hip. it’s uncomfortable and it’s kind of a safety issue. ALSO AS IMPORTANT: don’t push your G.D. stroller into my heels. thank you.

2. i can’t stress this enough…DO NOT STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF FOOT TRAFFIC.
i get it if you dropped something and you need to bend over to pick it up. i can brush that off after clenching my fists for a couple seconds. but when you are walking at a normal pace and then all of the sudden you stop to point at the sky (and it’s not a UFO or terrorist..), we’re going to have problems. pull off to the side if you want to stop and have a chit chat with your buddies or read a text message or get something out of your stroller. the middle of walkways are reserved for those who are trying to get to their destination TODAY. if it takes 20 minutes to get from indiana jones to the haunted mansion, i’m gonna be pissed and i’ll probably swear a little.

3. realize that you’re not the center of the universe.
i had an issue in the bathroom this past trip to disneyland. no, you sicko, not that kind of issue. i went to wash my hands after using the restroom and each sink was occupied. whatever, i can wait, no big deal. it’s disneyland and there will be lines everywhere. however, when you are done washing your hands, MOVE OVER AND LET THE PEOPLE WAITING HAVE THEIR TURN. the sinks are not a place to discuss last night’s “jersey shore” episode, especially when i could have a colony of bacteria on my hands that is reproducing like rabbits in the spring.

4. this is a family establishment; don’t do anything that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see/hear.
this includes (but is not limited to): making out, cursing, wearing inappropriate clothing, et al. we get it, you love your boyfriend/girlfriend. we don’t need to see you physically expressing that all over the parks. hey, if you wanna get it on in the haunted mansion doom-buggies, by all means go ahead. but when i’m standing in line, i don’t need to see you guys feeling each other up. cursing…i mean, there’s kids everywhere. not to mention adults. i, personally, fear my normally sometimes filthy mouth most around adults. kids won’t know what it all means but the parents will and they will not be pleased with your lexicon. keep it clean, at least until around 10 pm when the little kids start turning in for the night. as for clothing, come on. it’s disneyland, not a beauty pageant. you don’t need to stick your hooters out into space and i for sure do not need to see your derrière.

5. smile and be pleasant.
okay, i’ve broken this one so many times. i can definitely have meltdowns at disneyland. sometimes it’s hot, i get irritated by rude people, and it’s just not a fun experience. but, no matter how bad a day you are having, don’t make someone else’s day bad too. SMILE at the lovely cast members who are trying to make your day special. they go through a lot. appreciate their jobs. they have to be pleasant all day. and for those grumpy CMs who wander around at times, put aside your personal issues for a second and think about who you’re talking to. you could be making a family from wisconsin very upset but not being chipper. and if you can’t be pleasant, you should probably quit because that’s just not cool. and, please, be nice to the rest of the people in the park with you. if you see someone who might need help, offer some. if someone does something kind for you, say thank you. don’t forget your manners; everyone else is trying to have a good day, too.

those are the major points i wanted to address. if you go to disneyland in the near future, please keep these in mind and don’t ruin the magic for yourself or others!

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