Thursday, April 29, 2010

Week of "Don'ts"....

Maybe it's my week of "Don'ts"--as in "Things I Don't Like...."

Last night, I've come to realize that I don't like the city/town of Ocean Beach. It's so dirty and I felt like I needed a shower after going to their Farmer's Market yesterday. Several people looked as though they haven't showered for days, if not weeks. Even though it's a beach town, people were walking around without shoes. It just felt dirty, scuzzy and honestly--quite gross. If any part of SD was to be considered the 'arm pit', it would most certainly be Ocean Beach! It was definitely not my beloved Coronado, that is for sure!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'll tell you what I DON'T want to do this weekend....

I don't want to go to church this weekend. No I haven't lost my testimony or feel apostate. I'm just sick and tired of the same 2 families and their SCREAMING kids!!!!! EVERY FREAKIN WEEK IT'S THE SAME OL' SCREAMING...CRYING....RUNNING UP AND DOWN THE AISLES!!!! EVERY FREAKIN WEEK!!!! I'm so damn sick and tired of it. Can't even feel the Spirit, AT ALL!!! Can't even hear the speakers and even the speakers themselves can't keep their focus on their talks!! It's just ridiculous!!!! I just can't stand it anymore. I would walk out and go home...but I can't...who's going to play the organ?
Plus I'm tired of the responsibility of holding 4 callings. I would like to know what it feels like to JUST be a member, nothing more. I just feel burnt out. I miss singing the hymns at church, I really miss that. I miss getting to learn the gospel. I'm just tired of church being work and not worship. But of course I can't feel tired, because how would I be a 'good member if I don't serve'? And I hate guilt trips. And I also can't stand when members make you feel guilty for taking Sunday naps. What the hell?? Just because you don't want to honor "the day of rest", doesn't mean we all have to follow suit. I freakin' hate that.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thanks for the Gogurts, kids!

Today's Tuesday.... all day. Tuesday.

I want to go to Costco. I don't know what I want or need from there, but I HAVE to go soon! I think I want to print out some of my photos from this past weekend.

It was my Mom's birthday on Sunday and my nephew "Bubba" came to visit from Arizona. It was a very lovely weekend. It was carefree and relaxing. The weather, as always, was PERFECT. It was just nice to have family around the dinner table. Plus it's my nephew Bubba and he's pretty awesome!

For some reason, this past weekend was just amazingly relaxing. So carefree and leisurely. I LOVED it!!

I think I take my Mom for granted sometimes. I don't think I appreciate her as much as I should. Talking with some of the women from my stake on Saturday, they truly love her and appreciate her warmth. I think I forget that about her sometimes. She's not shy at all...she knows how to talk to people and make them feel like they go 'way back'. I think that's a very wonderful quality to possess. Happy Birthday Mom!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mmm Mmm Munchies!!

Due to being on Prednisone, I get the munchies PRETTY BAD right now. Before, I wouldn't really eat due to the water pill I've been on that kills my appetite (TOTALLY fine with me!! It's helped in losing 40 pounds since December). Now I've been eating A LOT!! This weekend alone I ate several FULL meals. I don't want to kiss my size 16/18 waist goodbye :( LUCKILY I'll only be on Prednisone for another couple weeks. Even though I get the munchies, I crave fruits and vegtables--so it's not too bad.

Since we bought a new BBQ grill on Friday, I've been dying to have some Carne Asada and warm Corn Tortillas. Last night I was craving some TJ style hot dogs---OH SO YUMMY!!! 3 of those babies made me a VERY happy woman!!! And now I'm craving MORE of them for dinner tonight!!! What the heck?!?!

Friday, April 23, 2010


I've been itching to go to Costco this week!!!! I don't really need anything there, but I'm sure as soon as I step foot inside I just might :)

Today I'm EXTREMELY HAPPY!! My Bubba's here to visit this weekend!! Oh I love my nephews & niece so much! Oh Elder Lomu.... can't wait til you get home NEXT year!

In general, I'm pretty happy today. I'm happy that it's Friday! I'm happy that the sun is out and San Diego is the most GORGEOUS city to be in, this weekend! I love my city!! I love my life. I thoroughly enjoy most, if not all, of my co-workers. I really like my job! Life is SWELL!!

Maybe I'm happy because I had pizza for lunch today. TheNewGuy and I hit up that lil pizza dive again---SO DELICIOUS!! Oh how I love pizza!! Hmm....maybe I'll go to Costco for some pizza! YUMMY YUM YUM!!

I'm going to cut my hair tonight. The ends are so dry...but I really like how long my hair FINALLY is. But I don't like the way it looks and feels dry. Eeek....a lil nervous. Maybe I'll even get it colored....Eh, I don't know. We'll see.

I'm suppose to go to a wedding tomorrow. Eh no thanks...

Hmm.... 23 more minutes before my weekend starts!!! I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday + Wednesday = Randomonium

Today's my very best friend's birthday! Oh she's such a joy to have in life! Anyone who knows her would be blessed beyond measure to have her as their friend! Happy happy birthday StephyPooh!

So I'm getting use to taking all these different pills. I feel far. I hope my hormones and body don't start going crrrraaaaazy. One pill supresses my appetite while the other will give me the munchies....Jinkies!

I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday---SATURDAY, really?!? I was so disappointed when I realized it was only Tuesday!! :(

Nothing puts a smile on my face faster than jumping photos!! Oh how I love them so much!!

They're so awkwardly funny!! I think I can't wait to get married just to take funny jumping photos!!!

....aaaaaand, I think my wedding song will be Etta James', "At Last"--it'll be quite fitting, dontcha think? LOL! :)

I wish more people in my office building would know more about Elevator frustrating sometimes!

Had lunch with TheNewGuy yesterday. He took me to this lil pizza dive a couple blocks from work. SUPER great pizza!! I loved it! Good food, nice company and great weather to enjoy it all in. TheNewGuy is pretty chill, a nice addition to the office.

And that's about it.......

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Friday Nite Quickie....

Man! All day I was either pulling out my credit card, pulling out my medical card or both....

I had 3 doctor appointments today. I figure it would just be easy to hit them all on one day. I think I'm going to re-think that next time. I'm so tired!

But now I get to be on Birth Control (oh that's fun to say being single and Mormon) AND steroids!! YAAAH for abnormal periods and Meniere's! Oh, and I was given Valium for my soon to be scheduled MRI--Yeah for claustrophobia & vertigo! As well as the water pill I've been taking for the last 4 months (which has helped in losing 40 pounds!)

I feel like a walking pharmacy.....

Hi, my name is Ehu and I think I'm a pill popper, ugh.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Costco, I love you!

Last night I got a Costco card! I'm pretty stoked to have one again! I love the food at Costco! I love EVERYTHING at Costco! I loved the $5.79/16 pcs Sushi meal I had for lunch today. I can't wait for the $9.99 Red Velvet cake I bought for my nephew's birthday dinner tonight. There's just something about Costco that makes me want to buy EVERYTHING!! Maybe it's the fact that it's in bulk? Or it's so cheap? Or it's fun to add stuff to their big carts? Whatever it is, I know I could surely go broke in there!! Besides, all their food is SO DELICIOUSLY SCRUMPTIOUS! I love their stuffed Salmon!! Oh man, I think I might go back for some this weekend....after which, I'll probably visit their food court and snag me a Chicken Bake!! LOVE IT!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Meniere's Disease.....

This past weekend was spent in bed. Kinda nice, kinda not....
For the last year I've been living with Meniere's Disease. I hate it, I truly do. I would never wish it upon my worst enemy. I don't know how it started or why I have it, but I do. There's no cure for it, all I can do is just live with it. Somedays are better than others and I'm learning how to better cope with it. My biggest worry is that I will lose more of my hearing, thus effecting my singing and piano playing. Of course I worry about loss of employment, losing my driving ability and not being able to travel [flying], but I'd be so bummed if music was effected.
I just wanted to post some information about what the heck this Meniere's Disease is all about:

Meniere's Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes abnormal sensory perceptions, including a sensation of a spinning motion (vertigo), hearing loss usually in one ear, fullness or pressure in the same ear, and ringing in the same ear (tinnitus).

The primary signs and symptoms of Meniere's disease are:
  • Recurring episodes of vertigo. Vertigo is similar to the sensation you experience if you spin around quickly several times and suddenly stop. You feel as if the room is still spinning, and you lose your balance. Episodes of vertigo occur without warning and usually last 20 minutes to two hours or more. Severe vertigo can cause nausea and vomiting.
  • Hearing loss in Meniere's disease may fluctuate, particularly early in the course of the disease. Eventually, most people experience some degree of permanent hearing loss.
  • Tinnitus is the perception of a ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing sound in your ear.
  • Aural fullness. Aural fullness is the feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear.

What is the treatment for Meniere's disease?
There is no cure for Meniere’s disease, but your doctor can suggest ways to manage your symptoms. He or she may recommend that you try to control the attacks by changing your diet. You will probably have to limit your salt intake. Controlling the level of salt in your body will indirectly control the amount of fluid in your inner ear. A medicine called a diuretic (water pill) may also help. You should limit the amount of caffeine and alcohol in your diet, and quit smoking if you smoke. Your doctor can prescribe medicine to relieve feelings of dizziness and nausea. These medicines may cause you to feel sleepy. In serious cases of Meniere's disease (when attacks can't be controlled by diet or medicine), surgery may be necessary.

Sucks, right?? I know....but it could be worse! Thank goodness it's not...for now.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Good Friday.

Today feels good, today feels really good.

Life seems good and that's always a good thing!

The sun is out, I love my job & co-workers! Found a REALLY good parking space (parking is hard around the office). Life just seems too good to be true---sometimes that can be a scary thing because the pessimist in me is expecting it to end, ya know?

And I'm happy, very happy! [Thought I'd document the moment too....til I realized my boss was behind me--eek?!]

I'm glad it's Friday, I can't wait for the weekend to start. No major plans except to sleep in and go to church. Tonight I've got a Hawaiian concert for Hapa that I'll be going to---STOKED!! Padres Home Opener starts on Monday! My family is just where it needs to be! Life is good.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Yesterday after I ate my lunch, I went outside and called my best friend for the rest of my lunch break. I was sitting down in front of the building and then TheNewGuy came and sat down right next to me. Like REALLY close too. I was a lil surprised since I was on the phone and he was sitting really close--which was fine with me since he is rather cute. When he was done with his polygamous sandwich (It was so ginormous he could have fed a polygamous family) I was afraid he was going to walk back into the office and clock in. I didn't know how to get off the phone with my best friend without it looking obvious, so I just hung up [to which I've already explained and apologized to her]. We ended up spending the rest of the lunch hour talking and getting to know each other.
Today, I asked him what was for lunch and when he was going to take lunch. When he clocked out he told me he'd be sitting out front again eating his polygamous sandwich. I later joined him and it was nice. He's a cool guy, quite funny and easy going---qualities his girlfriend probably appreciates also :(

Sunday, April 4, 2010

the Debutante!

Here's the lovely Debutante, Tori!
The oh so beautiful Crown Room of the Hotel Del Coronado!

My niece and I tearing it up on the dance floor!
My cousin and I in our formal much fun to dress up!

Sorry there's not more pictures....but wow, it was such a fun night. I'm so freakin' glad I found something awesome to wear. I love my dress from that night! I can't wear it again! What a great night!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Magical...simply magical!!

It was such a magnificent evening. SO splendidly wonderful!! I almost gave up trying to find a formal dress, but I was L.U.C.K.Y!!! And my hair turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined! And that was by total accident. I was just going to leave my hair down, but since I bought some feathery flower clip, I loosely pulled my hair to the side and rolled it into a bun and stuck the flower on. I had a few hair tendrils fall around my face and I was amazed that I even did that myself!! My make up turned out pretty and overall I think I looked fabulous and felt very classy! I loved it!! [Sorry, I don't have my USB cord to download the pics :( ]
From the second I arrived at the Hotel Del, it was just extraordinary!! Valet was awesome and every employee I walked past was so helpful. I loved my dress!! It was long and black and the material was just right...I don't know how to describe it, but it made me feel special. I felt like I truly belonged at the Hotel Del. I felt like a million dollars!! I loved it!! The Crown Room as just as beautiful as all the pictures I had ever seen!! I couldn't believe I was actually partying it up at the Hotel Del! I wasn't just a random person walking around, I was there with purpose!
During the Debutante Ball, I needed to go downstairs to the shops to find an ATM (valet parking). As my niece and I were walking around the 'common folk', people were turning around and commenting how beautiful we looked in our gowns. It made me feel special....I finally felt like those carefree patrons I had always admired at "The Del". It was fun being all dressed up! I loved it!
My 17 year old niece and I danced the night away.....SO.MUCH.FUN!!! I think this made up for my not so nice prom. It was amazing!! It made me think a lot about my fairytale wedding reception that I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have at the Hotel Del Coronado. Every single detail of the Del is just truly amazing!!
I had such a WONDERFUL evening!!! I'm so glad everything came together! Can't wait to post pics!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


38 minutes ago I received the call....the one I had been hoping for!


Exciting, right?!?

But it's not Saturday, as I first thought...


I don't own anything that's formal enough for the Hotel Del! PLUS, I don't know how to do a formal hair do!!! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Right now I wish I was my best friend StephyPooh. She can do formal in 2.2 minutes flat! She can go from plain (well, she's not plain to begin with) to gorgeous in mere seconds!! For me, it's a process...a long, thought out process!!! I'm googling photos for "formal hairstyles for curly hair" and I'm coming up short!! My friend told me that my formal dress has to be long....LONG!! Where in the world am I going to find a long plus-size/size 18 formal dress? And accessories? And shoes? And a hair style?? UGH!! I need to look FABULOUS people...we're talkin' the Hotel Del here!!! Oh man......

She even said I could bring up a date. A DATE?!?! I can't even find something to wear, how am I going to find a formal man by tomorrow night? I mean, if it was on Saturday then I would TOTALLY ask Mr. NY....but I don't have someone who can bust out with formal in a blink of an eye!! Plus I'll have to wear make up too....OH DEAR?!?!!

Wish me luck.

Oh Hotel Del...I love you so!!

(Before I start my letter... I've just gotta say, this April Fool's Day isn't turning out like I planned. Since I'm the big jokester in the office, I already had one prank played on me and another prank I played on myself! By TOTAL accident!! UGH!!)

Dear Hotel Del Coronado,
Do you know how much I love you?? I've loved you since the first time I laid my eyes on you. You've always been a place of opulence and beauty. I remember my Senior year of high school and how I would ditch school just to spend time with you. I know it's funny, "What high school teenager would ditch school to hang out at a hotel?"...but I did! I still have the same love in my heart for you as I did back in high school. I love your shops and how exquisite everything looks. I love the people who vacation there and how carefree their lives seem. I love the staff who are always so helpful and respectful. I love the perfect beach weather that seems to only exist in Coronado. I love how for just a moment, whenever I'm at the Hotel Del, I too can be carefree and living an opulent life. My dream wedding reception would be held in the Crown Room....Oh it'd be a dream come true! Did I ever tell you how my BFF Bugs sent me a robe from your hotel while I was on my mission? Oh I LOVED it so much and still use it til this day! I can't wait to wear an actual robe while staying at your fine establishment!

So the reason for my letter is.... a close family friend failed to invite me to her daughter's Debutante ball this Saturday. One invitation was sent to my family....but addressed to my sister who currently lives away right now. I was bummed when I heard about all the festive plans for the ball and especially when I found out it was going to be at the Hotel Del! My heart sank when I realized that I wasn't invited to the most magical place in San Diego. As my cousin raved about her ballgown and how beautiful the Crown Room of the Hotel Del would look. I listened with envy and sadness..."How could I not be invited?? I thought we were better friends than that?! Oh well, I guess if she didn't want to invite me to this then I wouldn't have to invite her to my wedding!! Two can play at that game!!" Some of our mutual friends would chat about their excitement of dressing up and having a grand evening...and there I quietly sat, not knowing how to tackfully say, "I wasn't invited". Yeah, so I threw a pity party...I couldn't help!! A party at the Hotel Del and I wasn't invited!! UGH!!! Anyways, I spoke with my sister and she said that she RSVP'd for the Debutante Ball but won't be here for it. I suggested that she call our friend and tell her that I go in place for her. So now, I'm just waiting to hear back from my sister. Maybe our friend just forgot...or maybe she didn't have an invite for me. But I CANNOT pass up a party at the Hotel Del!!! I'd have to be crazy!! Oh Hotel Del Coronado...I love you so much!!
Faithfully yours,
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