Thursday, December 30, 2010

Many Thanks

Well this year is over. 
Is it just me or has this year gone by so ridiculously fast? Well it has in my book. A lot of ups and downs, but I'd have to say that the holiday season was definitely a good one. Although it was fantastic I will say that it is getting harder and harder to leave Utah and go back to California. 
As the end of the year comes I look back and I would just like to go over the things I'm thankful for.

(1) My parents
Thank you for being the most supportive parents known to man, whatever I choose to do at any point in my life so far you have done nothing but said go for it.

(2) The mister man of mine
Thank you for being so patient with me and my undecisiveness all the time and with everything else that goes in to keep us going. And you always know how to make me a happy lady.
(ps. you're my favorite.)

 (3) Mother nature
Thank you for bring me my one true Christmas wish for the season by my first night in town bringing me 2 feet of snow!

(4) Sheila May
Thank you for letting me dress you up in everything and you still love me anyways. And thank you also for being my cuddle buddy in the basement at night. Who needs a pillow pet right?!?!

(5) New bike
Thank you for arriving on my doorstep for Christmas, Finally! But I'm sorry we've only had the time to take one spin around the block because the curse of rain has taken over California.
(6) Little fatties
Thank you for cracking me up and eating all the cookies before I finish baking the rest of them. And for eating my leftovers.

 (7) Eyebrow waxing lady
Thank you for waxing off my eyebrow, that a week later has still yet to show any sign of growing back. It's been a blast.
(My finger is where my eyebrow is supposed to end.)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Eyebrow Fiasco of 2010

Today hated me. I decided this now. Today just went all wrong.

You know when you think of something so horrible that you hope to never know or come across what that feels like. Well, it happened to me today.

It was supposed to be a pleasant experience. I haven't had the chance to pamper myself and I wanted to treat myself before I went home for the holidays and rewarding myself after finals with a mani-pedi and to fix my ungroomed eyebrows. And I have been to this place before. I've had the same lady every time do my eyebrows every time I go in there because I know what a good job she does. But girl was super busy. 
(This is when I should have told myself to wait for her)

So another lady was the one who got to perform the eyebrow grooming. I think I told myself that ya know, most of the time the girls are good at it, I mean they probably do them all the time. That's what they do. (This is when I should have double checked my doubt and still waited for my girl)

The first couple strips seemed okay. And then there was THAT face she made after THAT strip.
You know that face that people make.....the OOPS face.
This chick....was not so good at hiding THAT face.

After all was said and done she hands me the hand mirror to check out her awesome job. 
And there it was, right above my left eye. Half of my whole eyebrow was missing. Not in like an on purpose way like some gang members do, but more of like a nightmare comes true sort of way.

It was gone. Let's just say the whack job tried cover up her mistake thinking I wouldn't notice her attempt to use an eye pencil to fill in the blanks.

If only at that moment she could fill in the blanks that were going through my head.

Oh my gosh. NO NO  NO NO NO NO (don't cry, don't freak out. don't cry. don't freak out)

Devastated Me: Is that eyebrow pencil?

Wax Happy: Yea yea, just filled it in.

(Wiped off pencil completely to reveal the damage, holding back whether I should cry or go loco on this girl.)

Devasted Me: Is there hair even there?

Wax Happy: Yea yea, just short. Just short.

Devastated Me: I don't have hair there. Half my eyebrow is gone.

Wax Happy: So sorry, it'll grow back.

You know what won't grow back lady? My dignity. Spent the whole night people at work calling me "Chola," or saying comments like, "Hey Lauren, have you ever thought about taking up Latin dancing?" due to my nicely "filled" in half of an eyebrow.

And that's why today hated me. Well Today, I hated you too.

* It's actually kind of funny now, even when I still only have half an eyebrow left. But thank goodness that eyebrows grow back fast. So I'll have to become a master of the eyebrow pencil for about a week.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm obsessed with making lists

I am obsessed with making lists.
It's quite OCD actually.
But I do it anyways. Let's take a look at my list for today and how much I accomplished.


 Wake up
Go running
Do homework before class
Go to class
Buy cookie ingredients in between finals
Make cookie dough before night class
Study for test
Take test
Bake cookie dough
Take hair picture

Woke up
Didn't go running because my bed was far too comfortable and I layed there for an hour instead
Got the homework done
Went to class....on time
Caught in traffic at 1:30 in the afternoon on my way home
Bought the ingredients
Got home and realized I bought the wrong ingredient, had to go back to store.
Finished the cookie dough before class...barely
Since I barely had time I didn't get to study
Got stuck in traffic on my way back to school
Bombed my test
Got stuck in traffic on my way home
Baked SO many cookies
Ate a cookie
And now for my hair picture, which by the way my hair apparently doesn't grow past this point.

Although my actual list may seem like a bummer of a day, surprisingly I didn't care. I was in such a good mood to finish school that the traffic and the little things didn't bother me. Even though my list had to be adjusted I am quite proud of myself. NOW onto making a list of things to pack for my Utah trip! Yay! I can't wait to be home!


There would NEVER be traffic I believe if everyone knew how to merge the right way on the freeway.

*Side note: Did you know that Los Angeles is one of the top 10 worst cities to live in the United States because they rate one of the highest for pollution and pretty much the worst traffic in the world. It's true. I read it. In a book. 
(Doesn't that sound appealing?)


Thursday, December 9, 2010


I walked myself into the ladies room at school today and when I walk in some chick is on her phone 2 stalls down from me. Talking loud and clear for all to hear. 

Bathroom Crazy(talking to recipient on the other end):
Is there anyone else that can do that, cause I'm at school right now.

Is there anyone else do that because you're ACTUALLY in the bathroom right now?

gross people. I think it's okay to step away from the phone for 2 minutes to relieve myself. jeez.

Friday, December 3, 2010


After bussing a table at work, looked down at my hands covered in disgusting, half-eaten white cake frosting; I told myself...

This is why I am going to college.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Crossing my mind.

I love my parents because they got me a beach cruiser bike for a Christmas gift, and I've been wanting one for the last 5 years that I've lived in California.  And it arrived yesterday. (Pictures soon.)

I have an incurable sweet tooth. Not a day has gone by where I haven't thought or had a day dream about consuming some delicious pastry, cookie, pie, or cake.

Do slow people on the freeway know that there's a "lane" made just for them, but somehow they still refuse to use it.

I sing extremely loud in the car when I'm by myself. Serenaded myself home tonight, in fact.

I'm considering running a half marathon in February, let the training begin.

Some guy told me that there was something "unique looking" about me and I don't know if that's a good or bad thing?

I had a dream that Disneyland gave me the days off that I asked for and even in my dream I was surprised. And if it comes true, I will highly consider offering my psychic talents over the phone soon.

I don't let Disneyland dictate my holidays anymore, so calling in sick for Thanksgiving was my way of showing the mouse who's really the boss and what's to come for Christmas!

My hair needs to grow faster.

My friend Will from school is hilarious as says the best comments like, "All the young girls won't leave me alone and I'm like 'Gosh no I haven't freakin' seen Twilight. Okay?'" and "Yeah I tell people I'm 50 so they compliment me on how good I look for my age."

I want to ride my bike.

Finals have made me crazy.

I decided to screw Taylor Swift, and this is MY DECEMBER. (sorry Taylor, I still like your music.)

I saw my teacher in the hallway talking to some kids, said Hi and passed, after wards she turns to them and says, "And she's also talented!" (uh?)

AND Siera took this cute picture of me.


I rewarded myself for my unproductive day at school, but staying anyways like a good girl by feeding my face with a cookie. Reward for taming my ADD for all 8 hours of school.

P.S. Don't you love it when you remember that you put Reese's candy in your purse before you left the house this morning? So double reward for being awesome tonight!