whats in the bag?

what you carry with you shows alot about who you are. many people do this, they list what they carry in their purse and it reveals whats important to them. so here  I go:

I carry a liz claiborne brown leather bag:

  1. my passport. This shows how remarkably lazy I am because I have yet to get my permit or liscence so this is the only photo ID i have. Its in a cute floral case that i got for xmas.
  2. my black leather wallet with my food handlers card, and never enough money. im in culinary so its required to be liscenced, and i love this wallet because ive always been a fan of men’s accessories.
  3. my grey zippy bag that has my chapstick and pencil/pens. im always writing little notes down, since I AM a writer, and i thrifted this little bag, its adorable.
  4. my black blackberry-looking samsung phone, which ive dropped way too many times. its a miracle it still works.
  5. my silver 120 gig ipod which i adore. its currently like sixty gigs full of every artist and genre you could imagine and its useful when im bored, in the mood for a certain song, or getting tats done.
  6. my vintage pink floyd dark side of the moon silver cigarette case and a teal lighter. Im always losing my lighter to the color changes all the time. i bought this case on etsy.com my favorite ebay-type website for all sorts of random stuff.
  7. my heart of darkness book by joseph conrad, an interesting book im reading for literature about the congo and the excessive greed of the aryan race.
  8. a water bottle; i have a new resolution to drink lots of aqua.
  9. a bottle of motrin for when my little friend pays me a visit or for when the headache god smites me.
  10. My red franco sarto glasses which I ADORE. have I ever mentioned that he’s my favorite shoes/eyewear designer? pure italian genius
  11. my pretty eyeglasses, which I rarely wear because they make me look nerdy as can be, but which helps me in not being blind
  12. pure passion vanilla body spray which helps when the car smells funny or when i smell like certain undesirable habits

oh, exciting news of the day: I GOT ACCEPTED TO ASU. I mean yeah, who doesnt right? unless your an imbecile. but im still excited because for a while I thought I was. :p

oh, and I found a heart breaking little peice from NBC nightly news about the rescues going on in haiti. I didn’t really get into the issue until I saw this, but now I feel very sad for these people and will try to write more about it when I have time.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/121965/nbc-nightly-news-with-brian-williams-haitis-miraculous-rescues-continue

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changes for the new decade…

This is the first day of becoming a vegetarian! I’m pretty excited. I’m doing it because I believe it’s a healthier lifestyle but here are some reasons why people often lose the meat. Maybe one or more of them will convince you to do the same.

  1. Meat is very fatty, and that fat could lead to heart problems and possibly cancer.
  2. This is the 21st century, we don’t need to kill an animal to survive. Now, eating meat is just an excess.
  3. Packaged and processes meats are unclean and can account for alot of food poisoning
  4. the protein from meat can be taken from veggies and suppliments and in greater quanities, because energy is lost as it moves up the food chain; making one who eats veggies healthier than one who eats one who eats veggies.
  5. animals in most farms are pumped with hormones, which are then digested by me and you. it’s unnatural and can be linked to diseases and illnesses.
  6. vegetarians typically have lower cholesteral, live longer, have a healthy body weight, and a healthy blood pressure
  7. farm animals are treated with antibiotics which then are digested by us when we eat them. This is very unhealthy.
  8. the excess iron in meat is linked to diabetes, liver problems, heart disease, cancer, and infertility.
  9. meat contains rarely any fiber needed in a healthy diet
  10. women who eat red meat are two and a half times more likely to get cancer

Here are some famous people who chose vegetarian diets: pythagoras, socrates, de Vinci, einstein, GB shaw, etc.

Here are a few vegetarian recipes that I chose for the next week, I hope they prove useful: vegetarian chili, sweet potatoe salad, marinated tofu, asian-style pasta, past primavera, cheese pizza, corn chowder, and fettucinne alfredo.

all available recipes from : allrecepies.com

resolutions for 2010

After the debaucle that was last year (a wild mix of bad grades, losing my job, too many cigarettes and too few productive days), I decided that in order for this new one to not plunge into the depths of epic failure, I needed some goals and aspirations for myself. After some soul searching and going over lost items, i came up with thirty resolutions that should do the trick. Most are concrete, tangible things; while others are changes I wish to see in myself. Here we go.

  1. Violin. After thirteen years of intense devotion, I let my talent slip into oblivion by ignoring my instrument for six solid months, when I found that booze and unmentionables gave easier, less energy consuming pleasure. Big mistake. Music is like a language; after a while, it runs away from you. Okay, bad metaphor. But you get the point. I want to pick up the violin every day like I used to, devote a block of my time to praticing and discovering new concertos, and maybe join a group when I get to college in the fall.
  2. Books. Although I do read constantly and of a variety of topics, I never kept track of what I did read, nor did I write anything memorable down. So if I learned anything from those pages it’s a mystery to me. In 2010, I want to stomp one book a week, as well as document tidbits of interesting info, so I can perhaps edit it into my own work.
  3. Creative Writing. I found that writing doesn’t just happen. And it didn’t happen very often at all last year; in fact, all I could scrounge together were  a grouping of poems, although beautiful (written during a rough breakup), but nothing else concrete. I propose to write at least one work a week, whether it be a solitary poem, essay, or flash fiction. That way my pen won’t rust. Or something.
  4. Suicide Girls. Okay, this seems like a stupid resolution, but I really want to join. I’ve always loved photography, even if it’s not something I would take on as a hobby, and I always wanted to model but been too short to do so. Thank you, asian ancestors. I also love the message the girls send about female empowerment, and ink and metal are my fortes.
  5. University. I don’t want my college career to be as much of a waste as my highschool one was. Therefore, I’m setting up the goal to maintain, if possible, a 4.0. I also secretly want to “be involved” whatever that means. I’ve always been told that “being involved” made you a better student and person all around, but never got around to it because I avoid people in groups like the plague.
  6. Relationships. This is a tough one for me. I have bad luck with relationships, I have to admit, and usually, I’m the one that screws it up. I attract the wrong kind of people and attention, and I’m often not as committed, or loyal as I should be. I’m in the first relationship in which I see a future so I’m hoping it stays that way. I also want to build better relationships with my family and with people in general. I need to break my anti-social shell or I’ll become a cat lady before i’m 20.
  7. Art. Art critics are even worse than literary critics, because art is supposed to be interpretable and there are no such things as “mistakes”. I found out the hard way that it’s the polar opposite, that art may be interpretable, but always full of mistakes and in need of sharpening. I propose to work on one peice of art a week to “sharpen” my skills, and follow a different artist a week, in order to avoid the rants of art critics (who themselves cannot produce art out of their arse). Ahem.
  8. Music. This is a silly goal that I made up just to see if I could do it, and that is: completely fill my 120 gig ipod. I’m at almost 50 now, so it shouldn’t be completely impossible.
  9. food. Starting Jan 1, I am going to go Vegetarian. It’s probably ridiculous, because I love meat more than anyone on this planet, but it’s not just a challenge, but it’s a healthier lifestyle. I can’t say I totally support the green people’s basis for vegetarianism, but I’m sure they won’t complain. I’m cutting out fast food, pop, junk food, and processed foods as well.
  10. more healthy shtuff. on top of the food changes, I plan on working out three times a week (which seems pretty easy), and cutting down on smoking (which seems hard as hell). I want to give up the habit altogether, but cold turkey is the devil, so I’m thinking easy does the trick.
  11. journaling. aside from this blog and notes i take, I want to start a daily journal. I read somewhere that all writers must keep a journal for their own purpose, to look back on and such. It’s always been tough for me to keep anything going for more than maybe a few weeks. This should be a challenge.
  12. job. after losing my job due to ludicrous bosses who may or may not have had it out to get me, I’ve remained unemployed now for two months. It’s a bummer. I want to find a job in this city now, or if not, by my university for the fall. I want to work at a secondhand bookstore or a small music store, but beggers cant be choosers.
  13. my self-consciousness. as outspoken and crazy as I seem, I hate crowds of people, people I don’t know, and I avoid them at all costs. I think I’m losing out by doing so, although I’m not exactly sure how. I want to be more comfortable being myself around other people, regardless of what I think they’ll think. Cause, who really gives a damn.

here’s to next year being a hit (:

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