Monday, May 31, 2010


After two weeks of relaxing (by relaxing, I mean not going to work. It included some actual relaxing and traveling around Texas for an excellent few days. But it also included packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, car repair, husband's graduation...), all I want to do is relax more! And maybe dance. Both of these things would be acceptable.

I went to a beautiful wedding this past weekend. Going to weddings is one of my favorite things. What a celebration of love - primarily the love of the bride and groom, but also of their family, friends and loved ones. Weddings symbolize new and exciting beginnings. It's all very inspiring!

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."

— C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)

Love is risky, but so worth it! I don't just mean romantic love, but all kinds. Moving has made me realize how important relationships are, both with my family and friends. I will go forth in my new city with love!

Also, here is one of my favorite ee cummings poems, which is about love.

Bring it on, Houston.

Until next time!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wrinkle Guard is plaguing me!

Wrinkle guard is ruining my life. On the new dryer we purchased (I'm a real adult now. I'm excited about the size of my new dryer. I mean, really excited.) a horrible alarm type sound will go off every 2 minutes if I don't go get the clothes out of the dryer! AHH!! No time to post. Only time to fight off wrinkle guard by doing laundry!

I need an alarm to make me clean the bathroom and go to the grocery store. This wrinkle guard situation seems to be the only thing that will set me in motion.

Until next time!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

On To The Next One

I have been packing! Packing up things, my life, our memories! It's pretty symbolic, really. Here's to new beginnings!

I leave you with an old-school classic: Closing Time by Semisonic Cheers!

Closing time - time for you to go out, go out into the world.
Closing time - turn the lights up over every boy and every girl.
Closing time - one last call for alcohol, so finish your whiskey or beer.
Closing time - you don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
Closing time - this room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits - I hope you have found
Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Yeah, I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from...

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end...

Until next time!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fun Times

I will admit that I had an incredibly fun weekend....I'm pretty sad that it's over. When I say pretty sad, I mean sad like Marley and Me sad.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Em Dash

This morning I Wikipedia-d (pretty sure there is a verb that means “looked up something on Wikipedia”….what I’m not sure about is how to spell that verb, or even what exactly that verb would be….) Em dash, or m dash, m-rule, etc., which “often demarcates a parenthetical thought or some similar interpolation, and stumbled upon one of the best sentences I’ve read in a while. Wikipedia proceeded to give me a quote from Nicholas Baker’s The Mezzanine:

“At that age I once stabbed my best friend, Fred, with a pair of pinking shears in the base of the neck, enraged because he had been given the comprehensive sixty-four-crayon Crayola box — including the gold and silver crayons — and would not let me look closely at the box to see how Crayola had stabilized the built-in crayon sharpener under the tiers of crayons.”

Thank. you. Wikipedia. You make my life complete. Also, thanks to Meg McBlogger for this. You add entertainment to my work day.

Back to Work. Back to that.

Until next time!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Best. Day. Ever. I can't help that I love this day. I always have. It started back when I got to miss class in high school because I was a member of Spanish club and hello! we definitely held a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Pinatas and all!!

Other reasons I love this day include but are not limited to:

Corona and/or Dos Equis

I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds! The future seems bright at the Sanchez household, new jobs, new city, new things to do and places to go, hopefully places that enable me to accomplish the things I set out to do this year, including learning to break dance and also to ski and/or snowboard. My goals are lofty and unattainable, I know.

Also? So proud of my other half! He earned some awards at work today and will graduate from his grad program in one week from Friday. Not to mention he will start his job in Houston June 1. His hard work will enable me to blog so much this summer, lucky for YOU!

Furthermore, I can't wait to read some more in my totally uplifting book, The Bell Jar. It's a classic that I haven't read, and I decided it was about time. I'm only 15 pages in and honestly I'm not really sure what the book is about, other than a girl that has to go to shock therapy. We shall see!

Hasta la proxima!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sometimes I get the phrase "Japanese Udon Noodle" stuck in my head

Powerful. Beautiful. Crazy. Random. Weird. Intense. All words I would use to describe human minds. Half the time I don't even know how to sort out everything that's going on in my head. Other times? I don't understand how blank my slate is up there. Freaking tabula rasa, back when it was unused in good old 1985. That may be due in large part to the fact that I'm pretty sure there were about 8 days in this day.

It's strange to me how my mind conjures up imagery and random things from the past during dreams. I mean, I remember thinking when I was a kid "what if dreams were real life, and real life was really our dream?" I was doomed from the beginning, you guys. (I'm mainly dreaming of Japanese Udon Noodles right now, though). Details that come up in my dreams are just strange, and I'm pretty sure there is underlying meaning there. I think I'm going to devote some Internet research time to dream meanings.

Only in dreams
We see what it means.
Reach out our hands.
Hold onto hers.
But when we wake
It's all been erased.
And so it seems
Only in dreams.

- Weezer

Short post, I know. But I'm a little ADD today. Adding more would be here and there. Until next time!

PS - It really bothers me when the blog post titles spill over onto the next line. I'll try to avoid that next time.

Additional PS - I don't have OCD.