Cali Girl in NYC

I've lived in California for 24 years, and decided to move clear across the country for law school. this will be where all can come to laugh at me as i die in the humidity and freeze in the snow as my california body adjusts to life in new york city...through this blog, i hope to have everyone else suffer just a little with me as i make my way through law school

Friday, November 30, 2007

fine, summer, you were RIGHT! blech.

so, a while back, sum was always going on and on about this show on TLC "what not to wear." she was always like, "this is the best show EVER!" stacy and clinton are awesome! and i would just nod, and be like, great, sum, sure, whatever. and then i actually watched the show, and, let me tell you, i was not impressed. makeovers, whatever. and that chick stacy! what a bitch!

but then. one day. i was avoiding studying (no! not me! NEVER! blasphemy!), and there was a marathon on tv, and i watched it. oh. my. god. A-MAZING. LOVED it! and since (this was about a year ago now) i have been obsessed. and i was so wrong about stacy! shes amazing! i love her! (i love clinton more, but, let's be honest. i've always been a sucker for a TALL, beautiful, gay man. no joke.)

stacy now has her OWN talk show on tlc AFTER what not to wear. it premiered last week, but i missed it. so, tonight, im actually watching it!
yeah....uhm....i feel uncomfortable watching it. stacy....well...stacy is not funny. stacey cannot deliver a line that has been written for her in a believable way. it almost sounds as if shes reading from her script.
ive been impressed by two things on her show thus far (it's 9 minutes in):
1) her dress. my god its gorgeous.
2) her pepper-spray ring. and, no, i dont think its genius. i think its so painfully horribly tackily wonderful, adn thats only because she showed the actual commercial for it. wow.

but, yeah, so, stacy london's show? ill watch til the end tonight, but really not impressed.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

aw, memories

see, for those of you who knew her, Baby, the most beautiful kitty EVER, was never what you might other animals. in fact, it was not until her much MUCH later years did she even become tolerant of the dog. and only in her final months was she NICE to the dog (read: would lay near her, not kill her).

but, for those of you who remember Milo...well, then you know that Baby had a dark streak. The family myth is that Baby chased Milo into the street, where Milo was subsequently run over. Baby really didn't like to share the family love.

The cat in this video is similar to Baby, although this cat showed MUCH more self-restraint than Baby ever did. Well, until the end of the video...

the choking, whining noises are almost funny, but very sad....but, dude, dont piss a cat off while she's eating!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

only ONE thing could have taken me away from the soft glow of electric sex!

ive been dying! sooooo many amazing quotes. that's the one i decided to finally share (although i sent a few out via text to some people). share your own favorite quotes from this movie in the comments! (and, no, im not saying WHERE it's from. if you dont know, then SHAME ON YOU)

** Fun Fact!! The boy who plays "Flick" is now in the porn industry. I think the tongue-pole thing really messed with his head....teehee

Saturday, November 24, 2007

thanksgiving in brooklyn

so, i spent thanksgiving alone. yes, boohoo, wah, whatever. actually, it was kinda nice. i got up and studied for three or four hours (yeah, the life of a law student is GLAMOROUS---btw, thanks to fergie ferg for helping me with the spelling), and then i cleaned my apartment.

when angie visited in august, i was still in the process of unpacking, so when she got here, i shoved quite a bit if crap into some bins i borrowed from nicole, and then i shoved the bins in between my fridge and stove. however, to cook for thanksgiving, i had to move the bins, so i figured i would empty them, and that resulted in crap EVERYWHERE. so, yeah, i cleaned.

after cleaning, i got together my planned feast -- pumpkin pie (dear lord i made two and i feel ILL), cranberry sauce (homemade! none of that can stuff), cranberry cheese (my mouth is watering just thinking about it), stuffing, edamame, and martinelli's apple cider. yummy.
so, i ate and watched the first disc of the lord of the rings, fellowship of the ring, special edition. and then i napped. and then i studied some more. oh, yeah, and somewhere in there i gave myself a facial.

i know i said this above, but i want to reiterate for those family members who were sad i was alone -- i actually had a VERY nice day. yes, it was sad not to see you all, but i will be home in four weeks. you can spoil me silly then. =)

also, since i already had the camera out to take a picture of my yummy yummy food (by the way, i DID mention that i made the pie and the cranberry sauce myself, right? and in made yummy black bean soup earlier in the week! yeah, im a full-on cook!), and i had just cleaned my apartment, i figured i would FINALLY take pictures of my apartment so you all can see where im living.

so, this first picture, unfortunately, is blurry, but you get the basic idea. my bed is against the windows, on the right is my dresser and fireplace (doesnt work...), and on the left is my futon. betwee the futon and my bed i have my desk and a book shelf. the idea was to kinda make a "bedroom", it kinda works to separate the room, i guess.

here is a close-up of my bed with crap all over it. and, yes, the window is open. it was almost 60 degrees on thanksgiving! it was great! until the rain came in that night....the rain was fine, it just brought suuuuuuper cold weather with it. i think today's high is something like 37 degrees. what crap!

This, obviously, is the fireplace. it has "logs" built in to it; kinda ghetto, but whaever. i have thought about taking the logs off, but god only knows what is living behind it. and, as we all know, my daddy is too far away for me to be dealing with bugs.

here is a pointless picture of my fireplaced and dressed. and my tv! i love it! i got it with my credit card points. 17" lcd flat panel hd tv. yeah, it effing rocks.

and you can see im watching the lord of the rings!

i love hobbits. theyre so sweet. and awesome. and dedicated.

This is a picture looking from my main room through the kitchen and into the bathroom. to the right of the kitchen, you can see my purse hanging on the wall. my door is right there.

also, from this angle, you get a nice glare on my lovely "METAL" cupboards! yeah, wayyyy ghetto. those cupboards there, and then there are some on the right above the fridge, were all the space that came with the kitchen...

sooooo, i put my book shelf in there, bought one of those rolly things with "counter space" on top and shelves below, and i also put my tv stand in there (that's what my microwave is on). yeah, im super creative! well, creative, and when i moved in, my wood floors had just been re-done, so i couldnt have furniture in there, so everything was shoved into my kitchen and bathroom, and some furniture was just easier to leave there. but it worked out quite well!!!

here is the other side of my kitchen. you can see the world's smallest fridge (not counting those mini ones you have in a dorm room or office.....or other studio apartments that ive seen....)
you can also begin to see the impracticality of the kitchen. the oven is shoved back there and it opens into the fridge. there is actually enough room to open it all the way, and still have like a foot and a half of space between it and the fridge, but its still weird to be cooking, and hiding at the same time.

i had another picture here that showed just how HIGH those top cupboards are, but i accidentally deleted it, and it is really too much work to get it back on here. but, to explain, i have a foot stool, and i cant reach those top cupboards even on the top step of the stool.

the lady who lived here before me is hunched, and comes in at a whopping 4'11". there is no way in HELL she could access any of this...whatever.

here is my bathroom. again, the only storage are those super high cupboards. i can reach those
by standing on the toilet or rim of the bathtub. and, yes, ive fallen a couple times. usually when im dumb enough to try and do it in socks. but, really, after two or three times, you learn not to wear socks when you do it!

i dont know if you can tell where the shower head is, but take a good look and see if you can figure it out...

yeah, it comes OUT of the cupboard. ghe-tto. it also takes up half the storage space in the cupboards...sigh...

then in the front of the pic, on the right, is my old dvd case substituting as bathroom storage. ive also got a few "drawers" under the sink for more storage. i have sooo much crap. and every time i move i get rid of more and more of it, but it never goes away!!

alright, well, that was my living space. and a nice long blog. now im going to study some more while im waiting for the electrician to come. "he'll be there between 9 and 10." yeah, it's after 10. let's see if he actually shows up. ive been without light in my main room for over two months now. ive been using my kitchen light and a reading lamp to illuminate things.

that worked out REALLY well in october when my kitchen light went out, too. at least that one was easily replaced with a new bulb. the one in my main room actually needs electrician work....oh well, whatever.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

in case you stop hearing from me.....

ive died from a pumpkin pie overdose.
yeah, this is PRECISELY why i dont keep sweets in my house. and now i have TWO pumpkin pies. well, no, thats a lie. i have 1.5 pumpkin pies. im afeared that i will eat the other half of the first pie before i go to bed...
i wonder what self-control feels like?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bible verses i WASNT taught @ st. tim's

Everything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean; also everything that she sits on shall be unclean. Leviticus 15:20
-"impurity"? stupid men.

When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean. Leviticus 15:2
-WHAT is a "running issue"??? leave it to the king james version to make it not sound so nasty. here are words from other versions (bodily discharge, discharge from his genitals, seepage...ick, okay ill stop). but one last comment: essentially, this is saying that if you are discharging anything from your private areas, it is unclean, and you shouldnt mess with it. uhm, DUH! but thanks, oh-writer-of-leviticus, for clearing that up for me. ew.

Every bed whereon he lieth who hath the issue is unclean, and every thing whereon he sitteth shall be unclean. Leviticus 15:4
-In other words: don't pee in your bed. its dirty. and watch where you sitteth. and lieth. and speaketh. teehee....eth.

And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And the priest shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness. Leviticus 15:29-30
-so, on the 8th day of your period, all ye women-eth, you must atone for your sin of your reproductive cycle. by sacrificing an animal. PETA may have something to say about that.

one last note, the website ive been looking at for this stuff is actually pretty cool. you can look up any bible passage, and then you can apply different versions of the bible, and it changes it. for instance:
And he laid hold on the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
-Revelations 20:2, 21st Century King James
Li pran dragon an, sèpan ki la depi lontan an, sa yo rele diab la, osinon Satan, li mete l' nan chenn pou mil (1.000) an.
-Haitian Creole
Und er griff den Drachen, die alte Schlange, die der Teufel und der Satan ist; und er band ihn tausend Jahre.
Egli afferro il drago, l'antico serpente, cioè il diavolo, Satana, lo incateno per mille anni.
-La Parola e Vita

so, that's what im doing this fine saturday morning while recovering from a night of drinking., Passage Lookup

Sunday, November 11, 2007

oh doggie

my favorite is the last little one with the pink ears and tail--she is just SO EXCITED to get in on the action!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

"as a woman i am inherently afraid of cars and how they work."

yes, i just heard a girl say this. in my law school.

i guess i shouldnt really be all *that* shocked because before i heard her say that to some guy, i had to listen to her for five minutes talk about her eyeliner as she stared at herself in the mirror.

as a woman, i am disgusted and shocked by you.