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It was my first day of class today. Turned out to be pretty good despite the fact that the rain was coming down in huge torrential waves which managed to soak my shoes, socks, and jeans all the way up to mid thigh. Bio promises to be boring. My Hist 346 class looks like it will be good, the professor is absolutely adorable in that grey suit and sweater vest dorky teacher kind of way. He even has the thick black rimmed glasses. He looks so ridiculously proper that (and Hardeep is going to kill me for this) I kept imagining him in leather pants at a rock concert or something crazy like that. Needless to say he cracked me up, though I'm sure the people around me wondered why I was grinning like a lunatic and stifling my laughter. My next Hist 321 teacher seems arrogant, he looks like someone but I can't figure out who. This class looks like it might be more difficult, there are a lot of graduate students in this one but it shouldn't be too bad. Except for teh fact that I have 3 midterms on the same day. Its going to be a hell of a week. After my first 3 classes I had a nice 2 hour break which meant I could go home and put on dry clothes, though when I went out for my Phil 502 class they just got soaked again. Particularly since there was a 3 inch deep puddle at the foot of the stairs leading to the HUM building. I want rain boots dammit, I just can't find any in my size. Besides reorganizing the apartment and searching for a job this weekend rain boots are a priority. All the ones I've found online say they run large and you should order a size down but since they start and 5 and I haven't been able to find kids boots in my size it's turning into quite teh conundrum. Monday should be interesting as I am currently wait listed for my HIst 300 seminar, however I'm second on the list and as long as it's not a small ass classroom I should be able to add just fine.

Not a bad day except Hardeep went home for the weekend. Oh well lets me get organized on my own time.


'Shut Up' Chavez Ringtone Hit in Spain

By MAR ROMAN – 18 hours ago

MADRID, Spain (AP) — Many Spaniards were so amused when their king told Venezuela's president to "shut up" they want to hear the words every time their phone rings.

About half a million people have downloaded a mobile phone ringtone featuring the phrase "Por que no te callas?" or "Why don't you shut up?" leading Madrid daily El Pais reported on its Web site Monday.

That's what King Juan Carlos told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a heated confrontation at a summit in Chile last week.

The ringtone is thought to have generated around $2.2 million for the companies selling it, El Pais said.

T-shirts and mugs featuring the words are also becoming a profitable business, and videos of the confrontation have been a hit on the YouTube Web site.

Chavez's opponents in Venezuela are no less obsessed.

Pirated copies of the quote have been popping up in the South American country.

In Venezuela, T-shirts with the slogan in Spanish have the "NO" in uppercase — a call for voting against constitutional reforms that would significantly expand Chavez's power. The Venezuelan leader says the changes would empower neighborhood-based assemblies and advance the country's transition to socialism.

"The king said what Venezuelans have wanted to say to Chavez's face for a long time," said Jenny Romero, 21, a student sporting one of the T-shirts in Caracas. "I'm wearing this T-shirt to protest everything bad that has happened in the country."

The spat last week began when Chavez repeatedly called former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a "fascist."

Spain's current prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, asked Chavez to be more diplomatic and show respect for other leaders. As Chavez repeatedly tried to interrupt, King Juan Carlos leaned forward and said: "Why don't you shut up?"


Yes please why doesn't someone make him shut the fuck up?




If there is one statement I hate most in this world it probably is "I love you too". Now don't get me wrong, "I love you" is one of the most amazing, wonderful things that can come out of someones mouth but I hate that TOO. It is the most undemonstrative word in the entire english language. Unfortunately it seems, particularly in this day and age, that such exuberant phrase like, I love you completely, entirely, and wholeheartedly do not leap easily off the tongue. I can't stand how completely unresponsive the phrase I love you too, makes me feel. Particularly when it's coming out of my mouth. Yes I know how rediculous this entire post is but I feel like this is something worth writing about. Or rather I felt like it was worth writing about last night but was too lazy to get my butt out of bed and type this out.

Sep. 17th, 2006

It's been a while since I've bothered to write anything down, I don't know why, it just seems like nothing is really all that interesting right now. School is going well yadda yadda ya, blah blah blah, why do I even bother with this bullshit. God I sound like Hardeep in all of his old entries about how he was going to delete his journal but never did. I guess LJ sort of died, fucking myspace. There was a lot I wanted to say, none of which I remember right now. ehhhh, whatever.

I guess the biggest thing in my life is that I decided I want to go to SFSU next year. I'm excited, I've always loved San Francisco, it reminds me of my grandmother and how much she loved living in SF and all the things she use to do and the plays and the places she would take me to. How she always wanted to take my family to the cheesecake factory but never did because the waiting time was always 2 or 3 frickin hours. It still makes me smile and think about it everytime I go to the cheesecake factory. Weird, it's the odd things that you remember.

But yeah not much to really talk about I suppose. Oh well

YAY for me

I turned in my 2 weeks notice monday. Print can go fuck himself. He fired Steven which makes everybody sad. Asshole


I feel like all I've been doing is going to work. I know that this is not true since I went to Tahoe this weekend with Hardeep and his family but it still feels so monotonous I just want to scream. I think everyone at work does, it seems like everyone is stressed out and wants to quit. It's Print's fault, honestly I know this sounds like the usual worker grumbling but it's true. They haven't been able to keep anyone for a long period of time since Print became manager. He's such an ass.

Oh well enough grumbling. I'm off tomorrow, I fully intend on enjoying it.

random realizations while in the shower

Sometimes I feel really out of proportion...is that weird?

I think I lose at life

I don't want to be irritated. I'll say something I'll regret. It's not the time for foolish pride, or is that all that I have except for him? Maybe. I'm afraid.
"I used my fingers and then I resorted to using a fork"

she's probably going to kick me off her couch for this one

Something to take my mind off of things

// Ver.1 - You

--They like to call me: Amanda…Manda
--Birthdate: January 13 1987
--Birthplace: The Philippines
--Current Location: Windsor
--Eye color: Brown
--Hair color: Black
--Height: 5'0
--Righty or Lefty: Righty
--Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
--Innie or Outtie: Innie

// Ver. 2 - Describe

--Your Heritage: Filipino
--The Shoes You Wore Today: slippahs…flip flops
--Your Weakness: nothing I’m willing to admit
--Your Fears: heights
--Your Perfect Pizza: mmm, cheese I guess
--One thing You'd Like to Achieve: I’d like a lot of things

// Ver.3

--What is your most overused phrase?: I dunno
--Your first thoughts waking up: noooooo more sleep!
--The first feature you notice in the opposite sex: smile, height (hey I like the tall guys but not too tall)
--Your bedtime: when I can fall asleep
--You’re Most Missed Memory: ummm I guess right now it would be going to sleep and waking up next to Hardeep

// Ver.4

--Pepsi or Coke: coke fiend
--McDonald's or Burger King: BK
--Single or Group Dates: I don’t think I’ve ever really been on a group date other than prom and that’s not really a date
--Adidas or Nike: uhh my running shoes are nike I think
--Chocolate or Vanilla: I love my chocolate
--Cappuccino or coffee: caramel macchiato
--Boxers or Briefs: on boys? boxers

// Ver.5

--Do you smoke?: Smoke what? Haha no that’s icky
--Cuss?: when I feel like it
--Sing Well?: not particularly, Hardeep always tells me to shut up when I sing
--Do you think you've been in love?: I am
--Want to go to college: In college…
--Want to get married?: YES
--Get motion sickness: not usually
--Think you're attractive: Sometimes
--Think you're a health freak: yeah. right. hah
--Get along with parents: not when I’m home…actually not so much when I’m gone either
--Like Thunderstorms: yeah they’re cool

// Ver.6 - in the past month, did/have you:

--Consumed Alcohol: yeah.
--Have Sex: yeah.
--Made Out: yup.
--Gone On Date: probably
--Go To the Mall: yeah
--Eaten an entire box of Oreos: nope
--Eaten Sushi: nope
--Gone Skating: nope
--Made homemade cookies: no
--Been in Love: I still am
--Gone Skinny Dipping: nope
--Dyed your hair: no
--Stolen Anything: what’s there to steal

// Ver.7

--Have you ever played a game that required removal of clothing?: actually yes *snickers*
--Been trashed or completely intoxicated: yeah
--Been caught "doing something"?: sort of
--Been Called a "Tease": only by Hardeep
--Shoplifted?: not that I can remember

// Ver.8

--Age you hope to be married?: 20…jk sort of haha ehhh, about 22 or 23 ish
--Numbers and Names of Children?: 2 kids I want a boy and a girl and I have no idea about names
--Describe your dream wedding: I don’t know
--How do you want to die?: quickly or in my sleep, none of the drowning or fire shit
--Where do you want to go to college: I don’t know
--What do you want to be when you grow up?: a stay at home mom…jk again I don’t really know


--current clothing: long skirt and white tank top
--current mood: distraught…which is a cool word
--current taste: nothing
--Current hair: down
--Current annoyance: I wouldn’t call it an annoyance
--Current smell: my room, however that smells
--current jewelry: my ring and my necklace
--current book: a couple
--current refreshment: nothing
--current worry: college/jc/moving out/life
--current crush: it’s not a crush
--current favorite celebrity: Johnny Depp
--current music: nothing
--current wish: that my parents wouldn’t be upset with my plans
--current lyric in your head: take me away
--current makeup (if you're a girl!): none
--current undergarments: thong and bra
--current regret: none
--current desktop picture: something off of deviant art
--current plans for tonight/weekend: tonight?: umm none I came back from Hardeep’s awhile ago
--current cuss word: fuck
--current amusement: nothing
--current IM/person you're talking to: no one
--current love: chocolate
--current obsession: caramel macchiato’s with whip
--current avoidance: my parents
--current thing or things on your wall: pictures and a bulletin board
--current favorite book: the outsiders
--current favorite movie: I dunno

--Who's your best friend: Hardeep and Ericka
--Who's your other friends: ehhh you know people : )
--Would you take your family over your friends: which part of my family are we talking here and which friends.
--How many people do you think you'll stay friends with in 20 years: most of them
--Do you trust all of your friends: yeah sort of
--Can you laugh with all of your friends: that’s why they’re friends
--Do you love all of your friends: in their own ways

--Friend you were with:Hardeep, Ericka, mike, aman
--where'd ya go?: Hardeep’s house
--Friend you had a sleepover with: I haven’t had a sleepover in a long time
--who's house did you sleepover?: n/a
--Boyfriend you had: Hardeep
--Argument you had: I dunno
--IM you received: haven’t been on aim in a long time
--Word you said: I dunno
--Person that signed on: um no one
--TV Show you watched: west wing
--Movie you saw: ummm, ice age 2?
--Song you listened to: something by tool or something I dunno
--Thing you ate: fries
--Person you told you loved them: Hardeep

--Single or Taken: Taken
--If Taken, who's your man?: Hardeep
--How long: 2 years in june
--Are you in love?: uhh duh
--How long have you been single?: I’m not
--Do you want a boyfriend?: I have one!
--Who was your first kiss?: what do you define as a real kiss?
--Have you ever fallen in love?: I’m in love