Thursday, December 22, 2005

Finally! Cowboy boots

Finally, I got a pair of cowboy boots for myself! Well, Jeff bought me the pair and gained like a gazillion points.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Stuck in Des Moines

I am typing from Des Moines, IA. I had a flight out of Detroit to Phoenix to Burbank, CA at 4:59 p.m. We left at 6:20 p.m. because of a clogged toilet. About an hour or so into the flight, we get told that we are descending into Des Moines, Iowa because of a windshield "problem." Now I am in Des Moines and it is 9:10 p.m. (E.S.T.), and they are flying in a plane from Cleveland which will take 2 hours (that's what they say).

Des Moines? I have never ever felt the urge to visit this city, and as if wedding plans (which is in 2 weeks) weren't nerve wracking enough!

They are ordering us pizza and soda mmm wonder if they have a NYPD here ...

UPDATE (8:14 a.m. E.S.T. Sunday):

After the pizza arrived from Papa Johns, we were able to board a new plane sometime after midnight. We got to Phoenix at 6:20 a.m. I got a hotel voucher, and a new flight for 8:18 a.m. So, I am typing from the hotel after a shower and change of clothing. I'll get to Burbank at noon E.S.T. It will have taken me almost 24 hrs to take a 6 hr. flight. Whopee!!!

UPDATE (10 p.m. E.S.T. Sunday):

I finally made it in to Burbank at 12 noon Eastern time. WOWEE!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005


For my infoviz individual report, I have caught myself having written this:

1) I knowed that this was going to happen ...

2) Before this class, the only visualization I had ever scene was ...

think I might be just a little tired!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Bridal Shower

Tonight was my bridal shower (for my parents and sis, that's like a Ladies Sangeet), arranged by Christy Eyre and Erika Doyle and attended by:

Christy had everyone introduce themselves by telling their name, how they know me and what they were wearing that reminded them about me (that was part of the invite). Apparently, I wear a lot of black, jeans, jingle-jangling bangles, jewelry, and country music related things.

It was also surprising how people remembered meeting me first or how they remembered me. The following were common themes: parties, shopping and linedancing. Something that shocked me was being described as "bubbly." I don't think of myself as bubbly at all. In fact, I think I am one of the subtly sullen people at SI (nobody can beat my friend Choi, but then again, he's not so subtle).

As I was thinking of this, I also realised that I seem to be losing patience as I get older. Maybe I was bubblier last semester, but those bubbles are all gone now. I am more likely to get annoyed at people's little stupidities and less likely to tolerate it. I am less likely to talk to people and "get it out" and more likely to just let it go because I don't feel the need (I do however feel the need for Greed!!!). Maybe, it's because as I get older, I have less mental and physical energy. Maybe, I have just learned that I have to pick my battles and have created a prioritized list of people in my life who I'll spend time on.

Additionally, I am not THAT old. what's going to happen in a decade when I have little kids? I am not going to turn into my mother - I am going to be worse! What do you think, my not-so-constant reader?