Monday, December 21, 2009

A brief update!

I've been busy with Christmas festivities and such. We had our Christmas get together on Saturday. I gave Austin his Hylian shield.



Here's a picture of Madison from that night just because she's so adorable and you can see how long her hair is getting!



Nothing else really amazing has been going on, except that I finally finished the necklace I made for my brother's wedding.

I also went and had dinner with my friend Ashli, and it was a blast. We're planning a day road trip to Sequoia on the 30th. It'll be fun! I've always wanted to see it with snow!

My friend Kim and I are going to have a Brittany-Murphy-a-thon on Wednesday to honor Brittany Murphy's passing. While I don't believe she was the world's best actress, she was still very talented and so young (32!). It's a bummer that she passed on. I tend to get upset with celebrities' deaths when you didn't hear a lot about their lives in the media. You didn't hear about them being a wild child or anything of that sort. There's a lot of speculation about whether she had an eating disorder, but I just don't care. Karen Carpenter had an eating disorder and people still loved and adored her (myself included!).

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Job at the school esta morte. ("is dead," Portuguese style)

Old news is old.

I quit my job at the school.

To keep a long story short, my boss's mother got sick so she had to go home to Massachusetts to take care of her shortly after I had finally returned back to work. I came down with a cold, and on top of that I was only working 3-4 days a week at the school, 2-3 hours a day. I had this arrangement with my boss before she had even left. My coworkers decided that they didn't like this. I wasn't putting any effort into the job, and instead of talking to me and discovering said arrangement, they all went out of their way to deliberately me feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. After dealing with their negative attitudes and trash talking behind my back (which I got confirmation of such when my boss returned to work) for three weeks, I put in my two week notice. My boss was upset. She decided to speak with my coworkers about what they did to me. They were all extremely pleased with themselves. Laughing and saying "About time!" and other such similar rude things. It was that day that I determined my job there was completely over. I had no desire to return except to pick up my final paycheck.

I'm sorry, but last I checked, I wasn't a teenager anymore, so I'm not going to put up with teenage-style drama from my coworkers. They weren't really paying me enough anyway. I was working 6-12 hours a week at the time, making just above minimum wage. It truly wasn't worth the difficulty.

So I severed it off like a dying limb.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Alan & Nithsavath's Traditional Laos Wedding, Sunday November 15th, 2009

I got there at about 10 AM, so I don't have pictures of everything. I didn't know what was okay to take pictures of, and what wasn't okay. I wanted to avoid disgracing anyone, so I just held off on taking pictures until I was sure of when I could take them.

Enjoy!


The offering, Alan and Nithsavath.


Nithsavath's sister Carolyn's fiancee David (say that five times fast), Grandma and Mom, Alan in the background.


I'm not sure who the girl in the black is, but the girl in the green is Nithsavath's best friend Wendy. And there's Alan talking to Dad.


The two in the center are Nithsavath's brother Tom and Tom's girlfriend (I didn't catch her name!).


Nithsavath's brother Bobby's wife, Jintana (Jin).


Jin again.


We (Alan's side) all had to go outside to sort of parade up to the house, where Alan would have to pay family members permission to enter the bride, Nithsavath's, house to ask permission to marry her.








Alan paying Jin for entrance into the house.


Alan now needed to have his feet washed before entering the house.


Nithsavath's brother Tom washed Alan's feet.










































Nithsavath and Curtis.


Nithsavath and Grandma.


Nithsavath and Jamie.




Nithsavath, Carolyn, and David.


Nithsavath's parents and my parents.


David, Carolyn, Nithsavath, and Alan.


Jamie, Curt, Christian, Austin, and Madison.


Madison!


Me, Madison, Jamie, and Grandma.


I didn't get a good picture of the end of the ceremony... so this will have to do!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Halloween 2009

I've just been so busy with returning back to work, quitting my job at the school, going to roller derby practice (not skating, I swear! I sold those bay boys!), and recovering still from the broken ankle that I've totally slacked off on posting some things that require more HTML, imagine resizing, and so on and so forth! So I'm going to try to get all caught up this weekend!

So without further ado, here are the pictures I took from Halloween 2009 with my brother Curtis' three beautiful children!


All three! Christian was a homeless guy, Austin was some guy from G.I. Joe. It was so long ago now that I don't remember the name of it. And my Monkey, Madison, was Belle!









Maddy forgot the wand that Alan gave her, so she had to run back in before any Trick or Treating happened! Mom, Dad, and I went home then though. It was pretty cold, and by that point in time I'd only been out of the cast and in my walking boot for about 2 weeks. So I was still in a fair bit of pain in the ankle joint. Not in the bone.