Top five albums, start to finish
- Bedtime Stories :: Madonna
- Little Earthquakes :: Tori Amos, this album saved me in high school
- The Carpenters :: The Avett Brothers
- Some Mad Hope :: Matt Nathanson
- Between the Days :: Merril Bainbridge
Top five international destinations
- Australia/New Zealand, i know two completely different countries but same area
Top five dishes
- Tomato sandwich
- Sardines + Avocado on toast
- any version of hainese chicken
- fried egg + soy sauce on french baguette
Top five words
Top five songs
- Into the Groove :: Madonna
- Come on Get Higher :: Matt Nathanson
- One :: U2
- All I Want :: Toad the Wet Sprocket
- Tear in Your Hand :: Tori Amos
Top five books
- To Kill A Mockingbird :: Harper Lee
- Vanishing Acts :: Jodi Picoult
- The Smoke Jumper :: Nicolas Evans
- Island of the Blue Dolphin : Scott O’Dell
- Jacob Have I Loved :: Katherine Patterson
Top five movies
- The Lord of the Rings – all 3
- The Boy Who Could Fly
- Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – the original
- Pride & Prejudice
- The Last of the Mohicans
Top five current things that make me happy
- the lion the beast the beat :: grace potter & the nocturnals
- the show Lost
- One Day by David Nicholls
- packages from Lululemon
- the show Parenthood
Top 5 things i’m looking forward to in the next 3 months
- elbow patch cardigans
- knee high socks
- 3 vietnamese soup dishes to attempt
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you guys. this song makes me weep, violently inside.
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i was always an average student. people are surprised when i tell them that i’ve never had straight As, or that it was rare for me to be on the high honor roll. i could say that i was disinterested, not fulfilling my potential, all the things that school counselors are supposed to say to parents when report cards are not what they expect of their eldest child, to soften the blow that their child is not a genius, not even close.
one of the things that i have learned about myself is that i enjoy learning, i just don’t like showing up. my freshman year of college was spent out of the classroom and my grades reflected that. but if you looked closely at my papers and exams, they were not bad. but deductions were made for missing class. it boggled my mind that i would be penalized for attendance when i clearly was doing the work and acing exams. but one professor put it in perspective: you have to show up for work in order to get paid, you need to show for class in order to get graded. (one would think i’d work in a contracting/consulting environment but that is too abstract for me.)
dw says often that i’m an introverted reader. my speech sometimes reflects this. my everyday speaking has no accent, in fact, it’s very much like a journalist’s, no regional accent to give away where i’m from. on the phone you would not be able to tell that i’m asian, that english is my 2nd language. i tend to stick to simple words, rarely branching out to $5words. not because i don’t know any, or what they mean, but because sometimes i’m not sure of their proper pronunciation. it’s a quiet
shame quirk, one that i hid but with him, i say them out loud, then i follow up with “did i say that right? how do you pronounce it? you say it.” and he always, patiently, teaches me.
being with dw is like that. he teaches me something new all the time. and he doesn’t make me feel stupid or inadequate or lesser or that i’m not fulfilling my potential. with him, learning is fun, it’s exciting and i show up everyday ready for more. i seriously ace this Life right now.
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i just read the what sex is like for guys post by a cup of jo. naturally, i sent the link to both the boytoy and best friend.
dw pointed out that i certainly go thru qtips, something i never really noticed but now that i think about it, i do like each ear to have its own clean qtip, and not just one side of one qtip. and i do look fwd to this particular task after every shower, whether i washed my hair or not. huh.
then the bff wrote to say: what? if it were like sucking on a big toe then i don’t think it would be such a huge deal to them. for one, from what i’ve read, is that they have a ton of nerves on the tipster. i’m going to research this. i’ll flick matt’s big toe and if he drops a warm pearl then we’ll know.
i was no more good. this is why i need to keep her around. i am hyena giggling in my office right now.
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i’m a fairly constant person, predictable. my friends tend to leave notes or wall postings on facebook of music videos, food blogs, political articles or fashion pix that they think i might like. 9/10 times they’re spot on. my friend john emailed me last week to tell me about this band and ever since i’ve had this song on cd-scratching repeat.
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