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I'm an Engineer by day and crafter by night (or whenever there is free time). I love to travel and would love to visit all seven continents in my lifetime.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Working, working....

working. Really that's all I have been doing in the last week. I finished my class for September. Now I have to start working on my BIG EVENT Class in November. And my regular work has been busy too.

I did went to John Mayer's Concert last Saturday with Erin, Suzy and Janice. It was tons of fun. I had never been on the lawn at Shoreline Amphitheater. The concert was great. I needed to hear two more songs and it would have been totally AWESOME. But wow is he an AWESOME GUITARIST. He did this on one of his songs:

I was at AWE, granted we could barely see him. But we were having so much fun us girls enjoying his music. Fun times.

Have a great Thursday!

Monday, July 21, 2008

What to give the person who has given you everything...

You give him THIS:

This was the best picture I could find on the net, I'll update with my own photo once I have a chance to take one.

My dad has always been there for me. Pushing me to be the best that I can be. Along with my mom, they both are my foundation. Without them I wouldn't be here today. I wouldn't have been able to pursue my dreams. So for that he got a brand new spanking 2008 Toyota Tundra Crew Max. My dad has never owned a brand new car of his own, they have always been used cars. It's also my mom's but since she doesn't drive, he'll have to take her everywhere. We had been shopping around for a few weeks or so and had walked out on deals which just weren't working for us. But yesterday was a good day, we went to Gilroy Toyota, and found that puppy just like we wanted, with all the options we wanted and the options we didn't want weren't there. It was meant to be. The only funny part is that we have way too many red cars now. It took a while to get the deal, but it was done, and my dad has now a new truck to use. Not to worry about getting broken down and him not able to fix it because he's not allowed to be near a running engine with his implanted defibrillator. We left to Gilroy around 11am and didn't get back home until 7pm. Since it took so long to settle everything, from bargaining the price of the truck and them washing it and detailing it. But my dad finally got a hold of his truck, which he has already nicknamed "Rogelio" as in rojo in Spanish or red in English.

My brother and I followed them on his new truck and he was all smiles on the drive home. My mom was too, I was surprised she wasn't crying a river, as she is really emotional, but she was just happy to see my dad so proud and happy. My brother told me something that really stuck, in his words: "Your dad isn't happy about the fact that he got the Tundra, for him it could have been a new bike, it was the fact that you bought it for him that has him so happy." It makes me so happy that I have been able to give something back to him for everything they have given me.

Thanks Papi for always believing in me and helping me be the best person I can be.

Love you both.

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Crazy Tornado...

has hit my house. OK, I admit, I'm a shopaholic "Step 1". Since I love to shop it goes for everything that I'm involved. I have been shopping scrapbook supplies way too much and haven't been organizing. Really not enough time in the day. I'm way too busy. But it has gotten out of control. I swear it was a fire hazard. So last weekend was a long weekend due to the 4th of July holiday. I took a few extra days off from work so I can clean up the mess I have made. I thought 3 days will be enough to clean up. Yeah, so not the case. My family room is a mess and my bedroom is still a mess. But not fire hazard anymore. LOL. I will not be posting pictures as I'm too embarrassed that it was so out of control. I still got tons of things to organize and put in it's place, then I have to start sorting thru the things that I don't want. Yeah, it will be another month before I can even say that I'm close to being done with my scraproom.

On Tuesday, I was so fed up with the cleaning that I didn't get much done. I instead had plans to go see American Idol on Tour with Suzy. I didn't hold much for it. But it was actually pretty good. I was in love with Michael Johns, Seysha Mercado, Jason Castro, Brooke White, David Archuleta and David Cook. It was a fun concert. We were in nose bleed sections of the HP Pavillion, but had center of the stage view, not so bad.

I also posted all my LO's that I have been doing lately:

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I have been TAGGED...

I was tagged by Sue. Here we go...

Each player answers the questions themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and ask them to read your blog. Then you let the person who tagged you know when you posted your answers.

Ten Years Ago:

July, 1998 - WOW, I thought that I had great a memory, but nothing stands out. I was probably working at Mervyn's for the summer. Taking a break from college. I lived in Redwood City, CA at the time. Yeah nothing really stands out.

Five things on today's to-do list:

1. Go to work
2. Clean my tornado mess!
3. Clean!
4. Drop off the luggage scale for Erin at PMP
5. Clean some more!

Snack I Enjoy:


Things I would do if I was a millionaire:

1. Travel all over the world.
2. Buy a house with a huge bedroom for me, a walk-in closet and a huge craft room. Also make sure my parents, brother and cousin had their great rooms too.
3. Hire someone to sort to my stuff and help me clean and organize my scrap room.

Places I have lived:

San Salvador, El Salvador (12 years)
Redwood City, CA (12 years)
Fremont, CA (1 year)
Newark, CA (6 years)

4 People I am tagging:

1. Suzy
2. Erin
3. Laurie
4. Kent

Thursday, July 3, 2008

5 times in SF in less than 14 days...

Yeah, I have never been to the city this much in so little time. On Wednesday June 18th for the concert. On Thursday June 19th Sailing and stayed overnight with the CJ group. On Sunday, June 22nd for my mother's birthday dinner. Last Saturday, June 28th for a crazy night with Suzy, Erin, Janice, Pattie and Becky Fleck. We walked from Pier 39 to Ghirardelli Square, just for ice cream at 10 o'clock at night. I kept telling Suzy, I was just there and that Ghirardelli square is really far away, I think it's about a mile away.

But let me back track a little, I wasn't feeling really well that night, I was tired and I went just because we had planned this little get together for a while. So I'm seating in the back seat of Suzy's van. Yeah, bad place to sit, because as anyone who knows Suzy, knows she's full of energy, well she's also full of energy while driving and the car is really moving around. And in the back, yeah not good. I ended up getting car sick. It was bad. Then we walked and walked to get ice cream. Suzy and Erin together, what more can I say. We kept saying that people would think that they were drunk. But no even a single drop of alcohol near them. They are just crazy together. We had to help Suzy go up the hill, since she has a bummed knee. Overall it was a great crazy night in the city.

Then last Tuesday, July 1st my brother got tickets to the Giants. I loved the seats we had great seats. And the Giants won. It was a great game.

After the game my brother was called into his office. Which is in the city. So we went in, his office is in the 15th floor. While he worked, I took awesome pictures of the city. So it was worth the wait.

Have a great 4th of July!

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