Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Go Ahead, JUST PEE

Driving home today, I stopped at an intersection (well, because there was a stop sign, naturally.) and what do I see? A woman had pulled her two year old son's pants down and was holding him while he PEED IN THE STREET. Did you not hear me? I said, he was PEEING IN THE STREET. She shook him dry, and pulled up his pants. Off with the evening. REALLY? I mean come on. Really?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Going To College

Growing up, I always knew that I HAD to go to college. There were no "ifs, ands, or buts" it was just something I thought people did. I graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations & Advertising from the Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. I feel so fortunate to have experienced going to college, getting an amazing education, and utilizing what my professors, friends, and mentors have taught me during that time. I am glad I did it, and I am VERY, UNBELIEVABLY thankful to the people who helped me get through it. College isn't as easy as some people think, so I am glad that I had the support that I did.

This month, SOME SMART PERSON has decided to raise the tuition in California universities 30%. THIRTY PERCENT!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? How do they expect us to move forward in life in a way that some of us think is best for us? Yes, some of us will not go to college. They will follow a path that is best for them. But for those of us who believe that a higher education is the way to reach our dreams, how will we do it if the tuition is unrealistically astronomical??

The fight for education has always been present in America. From the poor, women, blacks, and now ANY minority, there has always been someone struggling to learn. We have gone through The Great Depression. We have lived through Women's Suffrage. We have survived Segregation. Now, it really does not matter who or what you are. If you don't have any money, you just can't go to college. Well YES, you can. You just need to take out a billion dollars in loans like I did. Or you can ask Mommy and Daddy for a $50K check every school year. OK, that's an exaggeration, but seriously. Who can afford to pay for college these days with the way things are going? Not many. So this past week, students at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz protested the tuition increase. As they should! So many students at UC's receive financial aid. Without it, they wouldn't be there. So what are they going to do now that financial aid might not be an option? A lot of them will either say fuck it and move out of state, or they will go to community college. Since the state of California decided to cut so much out of the education budget, no student is safe. A lot of community colleges have had to cut back on programs and teachers. So not fair! As community colleges will become more impacted due to this tuition increase at state schools, help is needed now!!!

So if anyone reads this, I ask you. Think about what $20 could do for a student. That's two cases of Natty Light (plus tax), of course, haha :). That's a few notebooks for the semester. That's partial health insurance for the year, ($32 for the year I hear). If you ask ten people for $20 that's a couple of text books (used) for one class. Think about it. Think of how $20 could have helped you when you were in school. (That's a lot of Jack in the Box Tacos!!!!)

Please check out the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation web site and see how you can help. The time is now to help our youth create a better future. HELP US!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Coveting Stockholm

Wishing this was the forecast for the SF Bay Area...They keep telling us the rain is coming, but what happens, it passes right over us...OOPS! Maybe next time...NOT OOPS! NOT MAYBE NEXT TIME! I WANT RAIN NOW!!! I WANT MY OWN RAIN STORM!!!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

I want, I need!!!




I'm a dog sitter. Well, that is my side job. I dog sit. Why? Because I need the money. OK, besides that, I LOVE dogs. I want one so badly! It's kind of like that feeling women get when they feel that clock ticking. Except I am SO not ready to have a child. I want a dog. So, I dog sit, and I get that feeling that I actually have one, and then I give them back to their owners and I'm me again. Lonely, only girl.

This dog, his name is Vincent. He is the cutest. He is the best cuddler ever. He does not know HOW to properly act like a Congressman while outside. Yes he walks like a drunk. He riles up other dogs. But overall, he charms the pants off of everyone he meets. Well, except for that cat lady over on Polk and California. She's mean. Mean old cat lady!! His owners know how well they have it with Vincent, but I still wish I could keep him!!! He's awesome!!

Rogue

I just found my first two gray hairs today. GRAY!!!! WTF. I'm ONLY 27. ONLY!!! I dragged one of my besties into the bathroom and asked "Is this BLONDE or this GRAY?" Obviously I said that nervously and she began to laugh. "GRAY!!!" Of course she'd laugh. She's had gray hairs since what, high school? Freshman year in college? BAH!!!

So then I call my parents. "Dad, when did you and mom start getting gray?" He laughs. Waits a beat. Turns to my mom and asks, "When did we start going gray?" She responds with, "I don't know, maybe our 50's?" WHAT???? WAIT. Then she says, "You know, I had some when we were living on King Street." WHAT???? She was like, in her late twenties/early thirties! NOT MAKING ME FEEL BETTER MOM!!! So I come home, try to relax.

Then I show my roommate Kendall the gray hair, and she says, "Wait, that one?"

WHAT ONE? ANOTHER ONE?????? TWO?!?!?!? TWO GRAY HAIRS!!! ALL IN ONE DAY!!! WHY????

Then these feelings of fear and anxiety rush through my body. The same anxiety I felt when I got my period when I was ELEVEN. ELEVEN!!! TOO YOUNG!!! UGH. Again, gray hairs. TOO YOUNG!! At least with my period, I wasn't alone. Dylan McKay's sister got her period that night too. January 12, 1994. I KNOW. CRAZY, right???

So now, here I sit, wondering if these are just two freak gray hairs, or if this is what I have to look forward to during the next year or so. Will half of my hair be gray by the end of 2010? Is this the build up to 2012??? THE END OF THE WORLD WHEN ALL OF MY HAIR TURNS GRAY?????

Saturday, November 14, 2009

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

He'll probably reject it and ask for Joel McHale. WHY? BECAUSE JOEL MCHALE IS SO GODDAMN DELICIOUS!!!! These photos from GQ Magazine that Perez posted on 11/14/09 prove why...









Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It Only Takes Your Middle Finger

TO FUCKING USE YOUR TURN SIGNAL BITCH!

Plus, when you "T-U-R-N--Y-O-U-R--H-E-A-D" you can see if CARS ARE IN THE LANE NEXT TO YOU...

That way, you won't KILL SOMEONE.

Mahalo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

DID YOU HEAR???

...Britney Spears LIP-SYNCS and Australia is NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!

...Twilight pricks were in San Francisco...thank the universe I live on the other side of town.

...If I could ever dress like Serena Van Der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, I'd be pretty fucking happy.

...I wish Twilight would go away.

...Can we PLEASE stop talking about the following:
  • Miss California and her stupid stupid face.
  • Madonna and her stupid Jesus La Lus manboy toy
  • Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, the Simpson Sisters, and Oh God When will Jennifer Aniston remarry and have children?
  • Twilight. Did I mention how much I loathe that crap?
PLEASE STOP.

Thank you :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Health Care Reform

So, I'm all about people having their own opinions. That's what our country is based on, right? RIGHT? But why are we so angry towards each other right now just because SOME PEOPLE want to HELP the citizens of this country who RIGHTFULLY DESERVE health care? Why is that health insurance is only supposed to be for the rich and healthy? NOT OK.

I pay for my own health insurance right now, and it fucking sucks. I have a very high copay, and I am not allowed to get certain medication unless I pay for it out of pocket. So if there is no generic, I AM FUCKED. Yes, I complain about that, but I am so fortunate to be the small percentage of this country that CAN pay for their own health care. What I don't understand is why people are so upset about the government asking them to help their fellow citizens and step it up a little bit. So I have to pay higher taxes. At least then families in the SAME city I live in, or even a city 3 thousand miles away will be able to take their children to the doctor when they get the flu. At least then we won't have people dying unfairly because SOMEONE WANTS TO GO ON A TRIP TO DUBAI for their birthday and doesn't care about their fellow human beings.

I know that if this passes in the Senate, then it will be an uphill battle. It has been for a long time! But like they said, it was a struggle to pass Social Security, and look where we are now. Still fighting to save OUR money so that we have it when we retire. This bill is not perfect. Not at all. It is a step in the right direction, and I am so grateful to have people on this planet that actually care. Who cares if you are Democrat, Republican, Liberal or Conservative. We are HUMAN BEINGS and we all matter. Not one person is better than the other that he deserves health care and she doesn't.

So to all those people who oppose, I say fuck off. When Blue Shield dumps you because you get stage 4 cancer and you want help but can't get it, all you have is yourself to blame.

Meet the Nugget Crazypants






The nugget right as we arrived to meet Spider Man. Notice the look on his face as he fearfully points to Spider Man for the camera? Yeah, he just woke up...















After we met Spider Man. After he freaked out. After he tried crawling into my shirt to AVOID Spider Man. He's still so goddamn cute. Damn it!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

If only this were the cure

Point Break Live!

Last night, I went with a group to EXPERIENCE a little phenomenon called POINT BREAK LIVE! If you have never heard of it, well my friends, you should check it out. If you were AT ALL impressed with the Keanu Reeves, Gary Busy, and the late Patrick Swayze in this intense surf drama, well then, you will LOVE Point Break Live. Featured at the Metreon in San Francisco, this tiny operation of ludicrousness is presented in a small theatre, with all homemade costumes, and bodacious actors. :) Audience members wear plastic ponchos to save themselves from spit, beer, water and kool aid. AND CAN YOU BELIEVE that in this tiny theatre we all gather to and commit to rejoice in the amazingness of Keanu Reeves? An audience member is chosen to play Johnny Utah, and in our show, Johnny happened to be a Spaniard who was barely audible. NICE.



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Average Thursday Night @ The Reiter's

This is what we do Thursday nights...Grey's, Mac's, food and the kid (not seen, as his father is usually getting him to bed at this time...at least attempting) That's my leg on the left, Sandra Oh-so-spectacular as Dr. Christina Yang, and my sister, Bea Reiter (mother of the Nugget Crazypants)

Cleanliness

MacArthur Place, Sonoma, CA

Why Do I Want To Say "FireCrotch"??

Cornerstone, Sonoma, CA

This Is Where The Sunshine Comes From

Cornerstone, Sonoma, CA

The Saddest Sunflower

Just Chill'n

Cornerstone, Sonoma, CA

Pretty, Pretty Town

Yeah, I live by this prettiness now!!

Double Trouble: The Beginning

My roommate Kendall and I leaving a *rough* weekend in Tahoe...That was where all the peer pressure began...

Raging Against For All

Thank you Danny Evans, for Raging Against The Meshugenah. Because of you (not only you so don't get too big headed, haha) my fight is that much stronger.

I Want More Pretty In My LIfe


These were some of the flowers we got to remember our dear Jane. These could never compare to the beauty she was, but they make me smile whenever I look at this photo, just as she did whenever I saw her.

Dia De Los Muertos


My new roommate Taylor's homage to Day of the Dead...

Yet Another Reason San Francisco Kicks Ass

Driving through the Tenderloin, watching junkies walk the streets...I see one crossing the street smoking a joint. He notices a POLICE CAR as he crosses, and turns his head the other way pretending to look for something in his bag. Because NO ONE call tell what you're doing buddy!!!