Sunday, July 31, 2005

A couple of pictures....

I couldn't continue without a picture of the mischievious chinchilla, bubba. Not the best picture of me but a rather cute one of him... I couldn't get him to stay still for more than a couple of seconds.

Me on the left, mom and sister erin, out today at the california grill in good 'ol Whittier.
My family is just so wonderfully amazing, and on days like today I can't help but be incredibley thankful that I have them.

Chris Isaac RULES!!!

Well, kind of.... Besides all the lewd references, the performance was amazing. I really had heard just a little of his music up until tonight. The most famous song being "Wicked Game" which I think everyone and their mother knows. I think that I will go out and buy one of his cd's on Monday. The thing that I loved about his music was the soul. There was such a great blend of old country, soul, and rock mixed together and the results were beautiful.

Now, I'm sitting here at the computer at 12:15 am, eating cotton candy, high as a kite from all the fun and sugar. Oh yeah, and not being able to find my car (we were at the OC fair grounds). There were a few moments of panic when my friend and I were looking and it was no where to be found. I wasn't about to give way to the hysteria, so I calmly suggested that we find a knowledgeable person with a golf cart to drive us around. After a few tries we succeeded at finding the right person and shortly after that we found my car. All's well that ends well. When in doubt, always find a knowledgable person with a golf cart. It can only go up from there.

The other high point was riding the skyway ski lift type thing across the park. (See above picture).
I'm actually pretty scared of heights because I can always imagine the worst. The interesting part was that my friend happened to be even more petrified then me. So I spent the whole ride talking about how strong the cable was and how I'd never in my life seen a stronger cable and how pretty the sky was etc.... She kept her eyes shut he entire time and was shaking like a leaf by the time we got off. I have to admit that I was REALLY glad to get off that thing also.
The funny part is that when we looked up at the little benches going over our heads we both agreed that it didn't really seem that far up. But when you're up there it is really freaky.

Three other high points
1. a new henna tatoo
2. my first taste of 'dippin dots'
3. seeing one of the largest rabbits i've ever seen. (think small dog)

I'll call it a night.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

It's cage cleaning day at my house.....

I just cleaned out my chincilla's cage and I'm still sneezing from the volcanic dust that gets
everywhere. for those who don't know chinchilla habits, they need to bathe in a very fine volcanic type dust or sand to get clean. They absolutely love it and Bubba can't stay away from it if I leave it in his cage.

Having a pet really is a chore sometimes no matter how cute they are. When I bought bubba at the local Petco, he was a remedy for my need to be more grounded in my home environment. I was in nesting mode and he was the recipient. Now, one large pet condo, many bags of chin food, a travel carrier, and lots of hay and chew sticks later I'm really feeling grounded.

He's not the most cuddley or affectionate animal but when he stands on his back feet and puts his little paws on my leg and stares up at me with his big blinky eyes I can't help but love the little guy, and it makes it just a little easier to pick up those little poop pellets and wipe up the dust that has covered everything in my living room..........

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Day three of blogging....

The last couple of weeks here in So Cal have been pretty darn hot. It takes me back to being a kid and laying on the floor in our un-airconditioned house, in front of a fan, and staring up at the ceiling. My mom and sisters and I, would pass the time talking about silly things like, what it would be like to walk on the ceiling, stepping over the lights and the cross beams. Summers were REALLY exciting at our house.

The reminiscent feeling was brought on by the fact that the air con was broken for the second day today at the salon. Luckily there was a bit of a warm breeze, so we opened up the doors and had just a little relief. Our manager wet towels with cold water for us to drape around our necks. We all looked like we had just finished a day at the gym....
Despite the heat I love the feeling that summer brings. Long slightly cooler evenings, little snippets of sunny freedom outside, swimming, picnics, fresh fruit, bright fresh mornings....ahhhh summer.

Eventually, I will be able to navigate this site a bit better and put up some links and pictures that I find interesting. Until then I'll just talk my little heart out about whatever comes into my mind. So until next time.........................

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Today I was laughing to myself again over the abnormal circumstances of this past weekend. Starting on Friday, I had three tire blowouts in three days. Not from defective tires but from various pieces of metal picked up in different places.

Friday morning I happily began my day by going to my hair supply shop to pick up products and as I left I remembered that I had left my lunch at home so I ran back to get it. Then I realized that I had enough time to pickup a iced hazelnut latte before I had to be at work. It was one of those really productive feel good mornings that I live for. No sooner had I pulled out of the parking place at the coffee shop, I heard (or felt) the flop of a flat tire. I put on my hazards and made my way into the Chevron station. When I looked there was a large peice of metal sticking out.
I was a little bummed but it really didn't bother me too much. I sipped my coffee, called AAA and work and then waited. I was a half hour late to work but somehow it all worked out fine.

Saturday I got a new back left tire and then proceeded to drive to Santa Clarita to see "March of the Penguins" with my sister and family. Great movie and great company. That evening when I walked out to my car I saw that my front left tire was flat. This time a bolt.
Called AAA again and waited a good two hours to get the spare put back on. I ended up spending the night in Palmdale and getting my tire fixed the next day at Big O tires.
I was on my way home on the 60 freeway and BAM there went my THIRD tire, this time my back right tire had a large bolt sticking out of it.
One of my fears has been having a blowout on the freeway and it wasn't as scary as I thought.
I Called AAA again and found out I'd have to pay 45$ because I'd used up all my free tow truck visits. Oh well. It had to be done. About 10 min later a tow truck pulls up so I get out with my ID and AAA card in hand, and it turns out that this is a free service paid for by our tax dollors. They patrol the freeways and help stranded motorists. So, I didn't have to pay any money to have my spare put back on.
By this time I was giddy with the obsurdidy of the whole thing. I've NEVER had a blown tire in the 11 years since I've had my liscense.

Because of the intensity of the situation it almost seemed super natural and my big question was and is, what do you want to make of this God??? Is there a reason for this crazy weekend??
I know that It really was a bit of an adventure and I do now know alot more about tires than I did on Thursday.... Maybe that is the big meaning, or it could be that my tires were much hotter in the 100 degree heat that they couldn't deflect a silly thing like a bolt....

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hmmm.... I have entered the world of blogging and I'm not quite sure what I want to write about. Actually I'm surprised that setting this page up would be so easy. When I've questioned my computer literate friends about the joys of blogging, the answers to my questions were complicated. All about setting up programs and some other stuff I'm not quite sure I can even remember.... Sooooo here I am completely (well almost) unknowledgeable about the workings of the computer world and I'm blogging.

I will make a disclaimer right now at the beginning that if you come across this little blog, you won't find the best of spelling or even the most interesting thoughts, but you are welcome to read and visit whenever you like.

My world is very simple.... well kind of. I should say my days are very simple. For the past 5 years I have made my living as a haristylist. I love my job most days and just the other day I walked away from my day of work thinking how lucky I am to have a job that makes me forget I'm working. I've actually sent people out the door forgetting to charge them because I had such a good time working on their hair and talking with them. Of course there are other times where I can't wait to get out of the fumes and away from the people.
I own a pet chincilla named Bubba. He really is misnamed because he really looks like Stitch from "Lilo and Stitch". When I got him in February I kept calling him 'bubba' and the name just stuck. He's full of energy especially at night and he just barely puts up with me. I can hold him if he is warn out and even then it's just because he doesn't want to deal with being chased. He's very cute and he amuses me regularly.
If I learn how I'll put some pictures up.
That's all for today.