Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter break

Right after my last final this past Friday, I took a nap and then went out to see my girls (That's us, chillin' on the roof of JCT, three bottles deep). Needless to say, I had a great time. Until the next outing, ladies!

I need to finish up my Christmas shopping, but I hate crowds and I hate shopping for anyone other than myself. I'll try to get it poppin' later. For now, I'm going to enjoy my break by doing absolutely nothing.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


How funny are these compacts? My favorite is the chicken sandwich, because when I get one, I'm going to tell everyone it's a tasty fish sandwich (will it's non-square patty give it away?). Sometimes I convince myself into thinking that I need more grown-up accessories, like a black, crocodile-embossed wallet instead of a Pochacco one, for example. Other times, though, I find goofy-ass things that I just can't resist.

Last final is tomorrow (Sales and Secured Transaction, kill me now) and then sweet, sweet freedom is all mine. Wish me luck!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dead-ass tired.

Just went through a 4-hour rape. I mean exam. I mean rape.

Doesn't matter. It was exhausting and I'm glad it's over.

If I smoked cigarettes, right about now would be the time that I'd light one up.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Winner, winner, chicken dinner snacks

It seems that the only thing to do in Suwanee (where my sister now lives and goes to school) is to go to H-Mart and roam the aisles. Aaand that's where I found these.
And they do taste a lot like chicken. Korean snacks are so awesome (I got the chili-lime flavored ones). Next time, I'm going to buy a butt-ton of these!

Oh, and these aren't my photos--my cell phone is a piece of shit and wouldn't let me upload my actual photos. BLAH.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Red Bull gives you the runs

NOTE TO SELF: Do not drink an entire can of Red Bull before an exam, lest you want to make the exam proctor raise her eyebrow when you have to sign the bathroom check-out list for the third time within a two-and-a-half hour time span (come to think of it, I am now a little worried that people may think I was cheating...).

I don't ever drink energy drinks (and I drink coffee about once every two weeks or so), but I thought in light of the early-morning exam time and the need for a little pick-me-up, I opted for a lone Sugar-Free Red Bull that's been sitting in my fridge for months. I normally drink tea to get me going, but I didn't think it would provide the jolt that I needed. Aaaand I got my jolt alright. The pain in my stomach made me jolt out of my seat a lot more than I wanted to during such a crucial exam. Oh well.

Despite the shitty (HA!) circumstances, I think I did pretty well on my Con Law final today. YEAH!

PS: I'll try to promise that this will be last gross-post. =)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dreaming of a white Tuesday

I've been doing my best to enjoy the Thanksgiving break despite my pesky, upcoming exams...but, I have failed. I have regular nightmares about my finals and I spend all day cooped up and studying. I have managed to squeeze in a movie and a tv show or two, but that's about it. The weather in Atlanta has gotten cool and rainy and all I want to do is sleep, Rip Van Winkle-style.

The weather forecast says it will snow tomorrow. Here's hoping that it'll be ATL Snowpocalypse part Deux and I'll get an extra day to study before my first exam. Either way, wish me luck.

Oh, and the movie I recently watched was Never Let Me Go. It's good but sad, I recommend it. It's like The Island but not super-stupid, albeit less exciting.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh hello

Of course, after an extended hiatus, I WOULD start up this beast again right when finals are around the corner. Of course.

But, if you (whoever that may be) were expecting drawn-out posts, I am sorry to disappoint--I'll just be posting random tidbits per usual.

So, here's a quick list of what has been going on with me since I last checked in:
  • San Fran with Jacks
  • Chicago with Jacks
  • Max turned 23
  • Jacks moves into new apartment (jealous)
  • Jacks turned 23
  • Jacks started Med School (so proud)
  • I start my second year of law school
  • Max starts working full-time at mega-PR firm
  • Friends got married
  • Firefly 5k with Max
  • Pumpkin patch road trip with Rebecca
  • Halloweekend: I was a jack-o-lantern, a smashed pinata, a Mexican (not very PC) and Steve Jobs (too soon?)
  • I turned 25
  • Max moves into new apartment (jealous)
  • Attended my first Falcons game, had AWESOME seats (jealous?)
And there you have it. I'm sure there was more, but I have finals to study for. Duh.

Wow, looking at this list, I'd say that Max and my sister are having a pretty amazing year so far. I'm so proud and excited for them!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Away we go

Such a sweet movie, it made me think of Max and I. Not the interracial-couple aspect or anything, haha. It made me think about how Max and I never can never decide on where we want to settle one day, when we would even finally decide to settle, whether or not kids are in our future, and how we can never picture ourselves as adults in general. It's scary stuff, really, but the movie made me feel better about it all--we're not fuck-ups and we'll make it through.


Monday, July 18, 2011


Max and his zambaione gelato
Striacciatella gelato from Paolo's!

Yesterday Max and I went on a thrift store raid and scored some some awesome books and DVDs. For once, it wasn't excruciatingly hot in ATL, so we also went to the Virginia Highlands part of town and did some exploring on foot. That's pretty much it. We were thinking about going to see Harry Potter 7.2, but we decided that it would still be a madhouse, being that it was opening weekend and all.

If you didn't know this about us, we're real sticklers about a movie theater being quiet while we watch movies, which is reasonable enough, right? I hate it when people laugh at stupid stuff in movies, like when a character trips over something. It's not that it's NOT funny (it really isn't), it's just that scenes like that don't usually warrant laughing out loud. Does that make sense? Doesn't matter, just shut your ass up already, damn!

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Nothing

Now that I'm out of school for the summer, I really don't know what to do with myself. I could go out more, but I'm trying to save money. I've mostly been passing the time by playing tennis, reading, watching movies and straightening up my room. Basically, I haven't really been productive at all and I feel as restless as ever.

I stayed up late reading last night and I woke up at the ungainly hour of 11:30pm--the latest I've woken up in AGES--and I can't help but feel guilty. I think I need to learn to embrace having nothing going on and just going with the flow.

Until then, happy Friday, errbody.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Very excite

It's official--Thao and I got our plane tickets to San Francisco and Chicago yesterday! We leave on the 25th, but I am so excited, I seriously want to start packing today. SF and Chi-Town, here we come!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Choose wisely...

Sometimes staying in to eat, drink and hang isn't so bad after all, especially when I'm chillin' with Max (aww) and watching some Indiana Jones (aww yeah).

My sister and I are taking a trip to San Francisco and Chicago later this month, so that's why we've been staying in and trying to save money. I am excited to see SF because I've heard so many great things about it, but I am also really stoked to go to Chi-Town to be re-united with my lovely friend, Heather. Gaah, can't wait!

NOTE: Sorry for the shitty-ass phone-pics. Someday, I will own a nice camera. SIGH.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Trip

After seeing many hilarious clips of this movie floating around on YouTube, I finally caught it with my sister.

So SO funny. I loved it! I'm actually watching it again with Max tonight =)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Go Djoko!

Wimbledon Men's Final and coffee (this match is cray-cray, yo!).

I've got the house all to myself (!!!).

Will head out to IKEA for 99¢ breakfast after (The price indicates that the food will most likely taste like the furniture).


Friday, July 1, 2011

Baby you're a firework... my pants!

Seriously, how am I just now seeing this ad???

Commence printing and-uh happy 4th of July to me.


Went to Bocado last night with my sister and lovely friend Rebecca. Long story short, we got really full off their yummy tuna BLTs and burgers and bottle of wine. I came home happy and tipsy.

Aaaaaand it's time to get back to studying. Have a good weekend, errbody!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


I've been to 5 different targets, 3 different Walgreens, 2 different CVSs, a Publix and a Kroger and this polish is still no where to be found. Wtf. And I refuse to order it online (I ain't paying S&H for some nail polish, yo).

Does Sephora even carry Essie? I may have to bite the bullet and venture into the mall aka zoo soon.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DVDs for you and me

A few weeks ago, after recalling that my cousin Tam and her boyfriend Ryan own an extensive movie collection, I emailed them asking to borrow about 7 different movies (Max and I like to watch movies during our down-time). They had 5 of the 7 that I had requested--pretty impressive, right?

Being the generous cine-philes that they are, they brought a crap-ton of other movies they thought we'd like and now we have 18 movies to watch for the remainder of the summer. Max is really excited (he's a cine-phile too), but I am ecstatic about The Last Unicorn--I haven't seen that movie since I was a kid!

NOTE TO SELF: Go to the store and stock up on pop-co'n ASAP.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vietnamese iced coffee... my JAM.

Dark roast coffee with some sweet, sweet condensed milk. Damn.

Now, excuse me while I sip in private--I don't want everyone seeing my O-face.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chinese, please.

Yes, when I'm at home alone, I eat standing up at the counter. And no, I didn't eat it all (but you bet your sweet ass I could've).

I spent more time than I wanted trying to fix my laptop today. I did not alleviate the problem and it has sucked all resolve out of me. Why am I so computer-stupid? I'm probably going to have to pay the Geek Squad a visit sometime soon. Blaaaaah.

Happy first day of summer! I'll be playing tennis with Max in celebration this evening!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Southern details

Max's cousin Derek got married to long-time girlfriend Alena this past weekend. The wedding was held in Alena's parent's backyard in Newnan, GA. I'm a real bitch when it comes to humidity and having to dress nice, but the comfortable and casual feel of this wedding really took the edge off and I had a great time.

Old time-y paper straws, sweet-tea in mason jars, live music, awesome tree house, beautiful gardens, goldfish centerpieces and fried chicken--Who could ask for more?


I went to Holeman & Finch's for my cousin Tam's boyfriend and my good friend Ryan's 26th birthday. We drank some good drinks, had great company and even better food (we didn't get to have any burgers though--they don't start making them until 10pm and they only make 24!).
Some sort of sausage/bratwurst thing... Sorry for forgetting--there were so many different types!
H&F's assortment of meats and cheeses
Pan-fried rabbit livers with farro, herb salad & pickled beet stems
"Crunchy Gentleman": Sliced black forest ham with melted gruyere
Farm egg and pancetta carbonara with H&F handmade pasta
The birthday boy and his brown sugar cake with blueberries

I don't generally eat at places like this because I usually find the prices to be pretty unreasonable and the food to be more decorative than tasty, but H&F proves to be the exception. I can't wait to come back--I'm comin' for them burgers, believe dat!

Friday, June 17, 2011


Thao got her hair cut at Scissorhands in the Korean part of town (Duluth) yesterday--It's a pretty nice area. Afterwards, we went to a nearby bakery and got some goods for my mom and H-Mart to get ourselves some spicy shrimp chips, dried mangoes and other Asian shit.

These little cards are pasted ALL OVER the salon's walls.

Did you know Korean mags read backwards? Cray-cray!

Scissorhands. I don't know if you can tell from this photo, but it's crazy-lookin' in there!

The haircut goes for a spin at White Windmill Bakery.

Thao's chocolate horse!

Is it weird that whenever I'm in this area, I feel like I'm actually in S. Korea? The store signs and all the products are advertised in Korean characters and all the employees and patrons are Korean as well. Just sayin'.

I finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo last week and now I'm reading The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second in the Stieg Larsson trilogy. I think it's safe to say I'm hooked. Something's gotta fill the Harry Potter void, right?

Monday, June 13, 2011

I've got crabs.

My cousins and I took a quick trip to Orlando to visit one of my older cousins who just moved there for a doctor fellowship thingy (I need to learn to pay attention). Our initial trip was to just visit him, hit up Harry Potter World (the jig is up--I am a HUGE Harry Potter dork), Universal Studio's Island of Adventures, and then go home. But, while leaving HP World, I remembered that my cousin Tam and her boyfriend Ryan had promised to take my sister and I crabbing sometime this summer. As soon as I brought it up, they said 'let's go' and off we went. We drove to the nearest coast and caught our dinner. It was a long and exhausting day that just kept getting better and better.

Everyone is hard at work setting up the nets

We grilled some conch that we caught for dinner too. Look how awesome this spread is!

I love my family and I can't wait to do some more cool stuff this summer!