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Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Subject:Thank you Dierks Bentley...
Time:12:37 am.
Augh. This song really hit the spot.


It's a long trip alone over sand and stone
That lie along the road that we all must travel down

So maybe you could walk with me a while
And maybe I could rest beneath your smile
Everybody stumbles sometimes and needs a hand to hold
'Cause it's a long trip alone

It's a short piece of time but just enough to find
A little peace of mind under the sun somewhere

So maybe you could walk with me a while
And maybe I could rest beneath your smile
You know we can't afford to let one moment pass us by
'Cause it's a short piece of time

And I don't know where I'd be without you here
'Cause I'm not really me without you there

Yea Yeah
Hallelujah hallelujah oh

So maybe you could walk with me a while
Maybe I could rest beneath your smile
Everybody stumbles sometimes and needs a hand to hold

So maybe you could walk with me a while
Maybe I could rest beneath your smile
Maybe I could feel right beside you 'til I'm home
'Cause it's a long trip alone
Comments: Penny for your thoughts.

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Subject::-P
Time:12:39 pm.
Oh, the tangled webs we weave!
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Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Subject:Sense of accomplishment :-D
Time:9:21 pm.
So aside from finding a fabulous red dress for the rehearsal dinner, I finally wrote the wedding song for my sister. I think it's going to sound absolutely beautiful once all the little arrangements are done. I really think this is one of my best. :-)
Comments: Penny for your thoughts.

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Subject:Crappy cars, easy money and a good ending...
Time:8:22 am.
My car died yesterday. Yep, I was driving to work and it just died. It had been making noises for several days (probably an indicator that it was crapping out) and yesterday it died. So, I don't have a car for the time being and with my luck, fixing my car will probably end up costing me an arm, a leg and my soul. :-( Oh well. I'll have to take it to the mechanic soon and see what he says.

So instead of driving myself to work as usual, my sister dropped me off. I was 3 hours late and covering a shift at another store. Luckily, all the girls were really nice. I always feel funny working at another location. Anyway, yesterday I made 50 bucks in commission in 5 hours. I couldn't believe it! Actually, I CAN. This store happens to be in a ritzy area so people swipe credit cards with their eyes closed. I didn't even need to TRY and sell to anyone. All I did was smile and ask, "Would you like a flat iron?" and the customers went for it! I was so bitter. Our store has such a hard time selling commission items. I honestly think we're at a huge disadvantage. I really think our commission rate needs to be a little higher to make up for the huge gap. It just doesn't seem fair to me. Oh well. It was nice for a day. I should cover shifts more often. :-)

After work, my sister and her fiance took me to see ROCKY BALBOA! It was great! :-D It really exceeded my expectations. I probably cried a total of 6 times. LOL. I dunno. It was just touching. It was a good ending for a great underdog story. :-D Eye of the tiger, baby! Eye of the tiger!
Comments: 1 thought - Penny for your thoughts.

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Subject:Wherever the wind takes me, I guess...
Time:12:18 pm.
It's almost time for me to submit University applications. God, this week itself has been stressful enough without having to worry about getting into a good program. I don't want to apply to only one school, so I've been looking at a few campuses which offer the creative writing major. Grrr. Now, my head just hurts. Most of the schools are pretty far. I want to go to Long Beach, which is about 30 minutes away...But now I'm wondering if I'm just being a chicken? I don't know...I never take chances. There's a big part of me who wants to experience the whole moving away to go to school thing, but I'm afraid I'll fail. The only other universities that offer my major are in Camarillo, Northridge, Los Angeles and San Francisco. I stayed on the San Francisco page for a long time. I LOVE San Francisco. It may be a dirty and scary city, but I love it all the same. I wouldn't be completely alone there either. I have Ken and Richard, who are practically my brothers. Plus I have family that lives an hour away too. I dunno. I think I will just apply and see what happens. I think I should be more open to the possibility of living outside of my safe little bubble.

Anyway, I gotta go study. I have a huge math test I can't afford to blow.
Comments: Penny for your thoughts.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Subject:HEROES!
Time:5:33 am.
Ok, it looks like I am addicted to another show! I saw Heroes tonight on NBC...OH MY GOODNESS! I was on the edge of my seat. If you haven't seen it, you must!
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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Subject:MYSPACE?
Time:11:05 pm.
Hey Guys,


How many of you have a myspace account? If you want to add me there, you can find me under Crangirl99@aol.com. :-) It'd be fun to see you guys there too.

XOXO
Liz
Comments: 2 thoughts - Penny for your thoughts.

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Subject:Billy Green the Spider and the cute trainer...
Time:10:54 pm.
I was doing laundry today when I saw this bright green thing on the side of the wall outside. I got closer...and it was a spider! I was so captivated by it's beauty. It was huge and looked leafy. I ran inside the house, grabbed a jar and captured it. I made holes at the top so it could breathe. Apparently, I caught a Green Lynx Spider. (I checked online and saw a picture of it.) It was so neat. I probably sat there for an hour watching it spin a tiny little silky line. Then I decided to kill a fly outside and feed it to him! I didn't think it would do anything, but he instantly grabbed the fly and started sucking on it or something! LOL. He was such an enthusiastic spider! I named him Billy Green. lol. Anyway, I only kept him in a jar until my parents came home so I could show him off. After that, I let him go in a tree. Yes, I had a nerdy moment today. :-D

After my interaction with Billy Green, I went to the gym and had a good workout. I seem to sweat a lot more these days, which is weird because I've never been much of a sweaty person when it comes to exercise. Anywho, I walked upstairs after cardio and started working on my thighs. This old lady was next to me with her VERY cute trainer. He walked away for a second and she turns to me and smiles. Then she says, "He's very sweet!" And I respond, "And cute too!" So then she's insisting I ask him out and all I'm thinking is, "YEAH, A HOT TRAINER IS GOING TO WANNA GO OUT WITH A CHUBBY CHICK." LOL. So I just laugh her remarks off and move on to the next machine. Well, the trainer returned and I glanced over and I saw her say something to him that made him chuckle and he turns to look at me! I was mortified! The little old lady told on me! LOL. Geez.

Anyway, I am off to bed. I have my first intermediate algebra exam tomorrow. YIPES!
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Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Subject:Hump Day.
Time:5:49 pm.
I don't like Wednesdays. I don't really like my Literature 1 class. All I want to do is take a nap or watch Grey's Anatomy Season 2. lol "sigh"
Comments: 1 thought - Penny for your thoughts.

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Subject:5 years ago.
Time:10:26 am.
Five years ago I was seventeen.
I was a senior in high school.
I missed school that day because of a minor surgical procedure I had the day before.
I watched the entire thing unfold before my eyes.
I never felt so sad and scared all at once.
I prayed for God to help them.
I don't know why it had to be that way.
All I know is we'll never be the same.
Comments: Penny for your thoughts.

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Subject:First day on the job!
Time:2:41 pm.
So it was my first day at work and I don't have a headache! That's actually pretty surprising. I ALWAYS get a headache the first day on of a new job. I really like it though. :-) I think this job is a little more up my alley. I may actually feel a little more like a 22 yr old than a 56 yr old lady with 3 sets of china. LOL.

What I really like about this job is that everyone's nice and my manager seems very consistent about things. Ie; schedules, store operations, etc. I like that. :-D I can't wait to learn more!
Comments: Penny for your thoughts.

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Subject:Back from Mexico...
Time:11:12 pm.
Mood: grateful.
I love the United States of America. It may not be perfect, but I realized in the last 8 days that I take sooo much for granted. Mexico was a great experience for me. I spent most of my time there with my grandmother. She is such a beautiful person and leaving was really hard. I know in my heart I won't be seeing her again because she's in her 90's and I don't know when I'll be able to go to Mexico again.

So I spent most of my time with her. I videotaped conversations with her and took plenty of beautiful pictures. I also learned a great deal of family history which I found extremely fascinating. All these things made my trip there worth it.

While it was only 8 days, it seemed like an eternity. I felt like such an outsider whenever I went into town. Seeing the poverty and feeling the struggle of the Mexican people made me realize why some of them are willing to die crossing the border into the U.S., which so many natural-born Americans take for granted. I think people who lack any kind of patriotism have never left the country. I think people who only see the negative in what our government has to offer have never personally seen the faces of hungry, tired and restless people. I think people who judge and criticize individuals of other nations don't realize how difficult it is to rise above cemented traditions and cultures. I never felt so fortunate in my life. It wasn't my first time in Mexico, but for some reason, everything seemed different to me. While I am Mexican-American, I realized that I am more American than I'll ever be Mexican. I hope that someday, Mexico can flourish into a stronger nation and it's people will want to stay and feel as grateful as I do living in the U.S.
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Monday, September 4th, 2006

Subject:Adieu...
Time:4:53 pm.
Well, I am packing and am already growing home sick. How pathetic am I? LOL. Today I officially gave my notice to work. I felt kinda sad too. My boss was totally bummed...of course, only now does she realize how wonderful I am because I'm leaving for good. lol. Geez. Oh well. Life must go on.

I think this trip will help me clear my head on a few matters I've been dealing with. I hope so, anyway!

I will miss my friends! Bye Jenny! :-(
Comments: 1 thought - Penny for your thoughts.

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Subject:A long day...
Time:11:43 pm.
Jury Duty was interesting. While I hope I don't need to go back for a loooooooooooong time, it was actually okay. I did enter a courtroom for a case, but was dismissed because of my trip to Mexico. At 5 o'clock it was all over.

Work went pretty fast (thank God). I have the next two days off, which is NICE! :-) Tomorrow I have a second interview with the beauty/cosmetics company. We'll see how that goes. I haven't told anyone from work that I'm interviewing with other places. At this point, I don't know if I'll find anything good, but it doesn't hurt to spiff up my interview skills.

I have about 3 weeks before school starts up again. I'm actually somewhat excited. I think it'll be a good semester. :-D It will be one semester closer to CSULB! :-D
Comments: Penny for your thoughts.

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Subject:You think they would have given him more than $100
Time:12:49 am.
Homeless Man Finds $21,000 in Bonds
AP
DETROIT (July 22) - A homeless man searching for returnable bottles in a trash bin found 31 U.S. savings bonds worth nearly $21,000 in a bag of clothes.


Charles Moore, 59, took the bonds to a 24-hour walk-in homeless shelter, where a staffer tracked down the family of the man whose name was on the bonds.


"They belong to him," Moore told The Detroit News. "I did the right thing."


Ernest Lehto's family had given away many of his clothes shortly after his death in 2004.


How the bonds ended up in the trash bin is a mystery, but Lehto's family left Moore a $100 reward.


"What a good Samaritan," said Neil Lehto, who picked up the bonds Friday that had belonged to his late father.


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Am I the only one who finds this story somewhat disappointing? How greedy can people get?
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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Subject:When do we learn our lesson?
Time:10:40 pm.
Mood: annoyed.
Patterns. We all have them. Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have patterns we follow religiously. It's the way we sleep, the way we brush our hair, the shampoo we use, the things we buy, the people we associate with, the restaurants we frequent, the way we like our coffee, the music we listen to, the shows we watch, etc.

The worst pattern we follow: THE PEOPLE WE DATE.

Even in relationships, we tend to do things in a "patternized" way. Often times, it leaves us very vulnerable to getting hurt. The question is: Why is it so hard to break out of a dating pattern? When do we realize we've had enough?

Just a thought.
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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Subject:Life is good!
Time:12:26 am.
I got a B in Math. A freaking---wait...FUCKING B in math. Miracles do happen folks. I am also somewhat buzzes as I write dhtis . Uay!
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Subject:Fried brains...
Time:12:42 am.
I'm exhausted. I just gone done doing 4 chapters of math homework. I am OVER IT.

I like that I'm writing in here more. Sometimes I feel like all my thoughts get trapped in my head. This way, they flutter out into the world...
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Friday, July 14th, 2006

Subject:Something in the air?
Time:11:40 pm.
Mood: calm.
Seems like a lot of people I care about feel underappreciated lately. I just want to let everyone know (regardless of whether or not we have ever met in person) that I care about and appreciate every single one of you. Jen, for your unique perspectives on life and your contagious laughter (not to mention eclectic taste in music). Eric, for your open heart and ever-growing patience. Emer for your very entertaining entries of random drawings of robots and pictures of Tom Cruise (RIP ROVER). Drew for your positive outlook on life and your ambition. Rookin for your entries about Emily that make me continue believing in love. Bobby, for your outstanding entries on politics and anti-Bush stories. Jennifer, for your sporadic kind comments throughout the years. Gregg, for the inspiring story of your weight loss that forever inspired me--you're looking really good! ;-) If I missed anyone, it may only be because you don't post much. But I did want everyone to know that I still read about each and every one of you and it always makes me smile when you're all doing well. :-)

XOXO

Liz
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Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Subject:One small thought...
Time:11:31 pm.
Sometimes I am amazed on how many different opinions and thoughts about life exist out there. It makes my head spin.

I personally don't think everything's supposed to be so complex. I just enjoy the good things and try to maintain a positive attitude. In a world like this, that's all you can do.
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