Saturday, February 28, 2009


So I had my consultation today for hair extensions. Majorly bummed. Because my hair is curly, I would need to grow my hair out another inch to get the wavy extensions (I don't want super curly extensions). And since it's so short I would need 5 ounces of hair, which will run the tab up to $2000. That's with my cancer discount (isn't that nice?). They would last about 6 months, at which point I would need to shell out another two g's.

On the one hand, that is a ton of money that I just don't have lying around. On the other hand, I absolutely hate the way I look. Hubbs says that I should go for it, since they will make me happy and feel great about how I look.

It just stinks that I dealt with the nausea, and the scars, and the needle sticks. That passed by a long time ago. But the hair is taking forever and a half. It's a constant reminder that I'm not like everyone else, I'm not normal. People think I'm nuts to be considering dropping this much cash on something as trivial as hair. I just think I'm a sad girl who misses feeling pretty.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Site Rave

I just have to rave about this web site, It keeps track of everything you eat and charts your calories. Let's say you ate a Big Mac. You just type in Big Mac and then click on it and tell it when you ate this (lunch, dinner, snack...). It has ALL the nutritional info of tons of food. Even frozen foods. You can see what percentage of your total daily value of sodium, cholesterol, etc. you've eaten so far each day. It's genius. You can even tell it the rate you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight (1 lb. a week, 1.5 lbs a week...). It then tells you how many calories you should be inhaling daily.
I have lost 6 pounds so far! No doubt water weight, but eating veggie, coupled with no more soda is making this girl thin again in no time!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I am using hubby's old CPU and I was looking through old pictures and I came across this one of us...
It was taken on campus a month or two after we started dating. It just reminds me of how young we were, how carefree, how tan! I love looking through old pics, don't you?

Mr. Lexi is cookin!

And it ain't pretty. He's prepared some sort of stew for himself and left it in the crock pot for the day. I get to sit at home and revel in the pungent aroma of the crap he put in there. Peeeeeeew!

Monday, February 23, 2009


My 25th anniversary of life's coming up soon... March 10th. Last year March was an incredibly ugly month for me. This year I want a do-over. I'm partying for 24 AND 25 and the next 80 years to come! I want to go to Disneyland too :-)

I've been doing the vegetarian thing for the last week. I used to be a vegetarian back in college for a couple years, and then I got drunk one night at a sorority event and ate chicken. And it was good. So I reverted to my meat-eating ways. Anyhow, my mom got me this book called Skinny Bitch. I haven't finished it, but it's basically a swift kick to the ass about your eating habits, etc. in order to slim down. I've been trying to shed a few so I decided to read it. And the chapter about meat did me in. I don't want to preach or anything, but reading about the way animals are killed in slaughterhouses, the conditions they are kept in, and the toxins that are pumped into them was enough to convert me back to my veggie ways. Pff, I wanted to go vegan even! But did you know that dairy is in like everything? Too difficult. I am trying to cut back though. I even had this bitchin cheeseless pizza with caramelized onions, red peppers and mushrooms.

Sad thing is that one of the things I was really looking forward to for my birthday was going to Wokcano for dinner with the whole fam, since I love(d) their orange chicken and chicken lo mein and spicy garlic chicken and chicken dumplings (I was never really into the red meat). But when I reassure myself that so what, I can eat chicken if I want to, I realize I don't want to. And the pounds are starting to come off. Tonight hubby and I are going to hit up the market to get some more foods for the week. Skinny bitch, here I come!

P.S. Can you tell that I'm really into including links in my posts now?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dirty Rotten Avocados...

In the trunk of my car! Grrr hubby left them there weeks ago and they slowly permeated my car with their pungent stench. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was; First I assumed the smell was me. I made sure to wash. Then, I presumed it was the bags of McDonalds takeout that sat in the front passenger seat for a week. (I'm sure these contributed to the smell in some way)Today, after the hubbs finally takes a ride in the car with me, he decides to investigate. We clean out my car and discover the nasty culprits. Ugh! And they ruined one of my favorite sweaters! Well, not really a favorite. I hadn't worn it in months. And I never liked it much when I did wear it. The one time. But still, I say DH owes me another one! We took the car to a DIY carwash and vacuumed the sucker. Now she's a beaut! That's what I call a productive day!

Yesterday was pretty awesome too. We went to the Grove and ate Singapore/Indian food at the Farmer's Market. It was so good! We had the Mee Goreng and the Vegetarian Curry with rice. After walking around briefly (I say briefly because Mr. Lexi refuses to peruse stores for an acceptable length of time to my liking) we went home and grabbed the bean and took him to the park! He loved running around in the grass. And I am fairly certain that a tree crapped on me. I swear. There weren't any suspicious looking birds or squirrels around, but something vile-smelling and green landed on my arm. Eww.

In the evening we finally went to see Slumdog Millionaire. We both loved it. I hope it wins the Oscar. We'll be watching tonight with the family (I especially love to see what everyone is wearing!). All in all, a great weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stupid Smoke Detector

Woke me up this morning at an ungodly hour, 6 a.m. Ungodly for my day off anyway, and considering I couldn't sleep well last night it proved especially lousy. And since the battery's low on the damn thing, it beeps every 20-40 seconds. So this morning, my adorably hubby took the smoke detector off and disconnected it. Still beeping. I told him to take it with him to work. Then he takes it and stuffs it in the back of the guest room closet. Genius. Glad I thought of it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm not so happy when it rains...

It's been rainy and ugly lately. And my poor arthritic knee has been bearing the brunt of it. Today was so bad I could barely get out of bed. I took Aleve, used the Zeel ointment DH's grandma swears by and hoped it would get better. And it's a little bit less painful but still annoying. This always happens when it's rainy out or when it's super cold. I have this lovely ability to predict inclement weather.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

1. I absolutely, positively hate odd numbers.

2. I have a nagging suspicion that my mailman withholds mail from me. I feel that I am entitled to much more mail than I'm currently getting. I think people don't snail mail enough anymore, which is quite sad. I love to send Thank You cards.

3. I'm terribly self-conscious. I often feel inadequate and wish that I had better social graces. I am an outgoing beast with the people closest to me, and live to make people laugh, yet with acquaintances I'm as shy and awkward as can be, which has led to many regrets.

4. I was born in Bucharest, Romania and came to America when I was 2 and a half. This was during a strict communist regime, where it was very difficult to leave the country. My dad was a top sports journalist and came to L.A. to cover the 1984 olympics and decided to defect and stay here. It took my mom and I two years to come, and during that time our phones were tapped and my father was deemed a traitor to his country. The government burned my birth certificate.

5. I have a paralyzing fear of birds. Paralyzing.

6. I can't drink coffee. It's for grownups only.

7. I hate slapstick comedy. It's such a cheap laugh. It's not funny! YOU punch yourself in the groin.

8. I consider myself much, much smarter than the average person. And definitely way smarter than you. Because you probably spell definitely definately. That's why. God I'm obnoxious.

9. Another one of my huge fears is that I will get killed by a serial killer. Sometimes, late at night I can't sleep because I think someone's going to come and get me. That's why Adam sleeps on the side of the bed that's closer to the door. So they get him first.

10. I love to travel. Or rather, the idea of traveling. But I get awfully homesick and hate packing. And I used to love to fly, but my husband's phobia of it has officially freaked me out as well. I would love to go to Greece and Italy, ideally soon.

11. I love babies but have a great fear that mine will be funny looking.

12. I often feel that I have clairvoyant abilities. I predicted the coin toss at the Super Bowl. I did also have a 50/50 chance of getting it right.

13. I used to be attached to my cell phone and I recently went about 6 months with it off completely. It was so liberating, yet I am really glad to have finally charged it and be texting again.

14. I love to read and can do so terribly quickly. I can read a book a day, which has become an expensive habit to keep up. loves me.

15. I had Hodgkins Lymphoma last year, which is cancer of the lymph nodes. I went into remission a few months after I started treatment and I never want to look back. I miss my long hair tremendously, yet I got by the treatment itself with laughter and love. It was fun freaking people out by taking off my wig. Now my hair is about 3 1/2 inches long and still curly so I have a mini afro. :-)

16. When I was in Junior High I took my horoscope in Teen magazine so seriously that I avoided going to school on the 3 "bad" days it gave me for the month.

17. I can barely swim. I mean, if you pushed me into the deep end, I wouldn't die or anything, but it wouldn't be pretty.

18. I am a sucker for high heels and shoes in general, yet they really really hurt my feet so I usually end up in my Tory Burch flats or flip flops.

19. My favorite pizza toppings are ham and mushroom, which nobody else likes, ever. I'm so pleased I was an only child and my parents let me have anything I wanted. Although it was lonely at times.

20. I am addicted to cosmetics from Sephora. I am a sucker and a half for cute packaging.

21. Growing up I watched I Love Lucy all the time and still consider it my all-time favorite show. And I think I've turned out a lot like her. I always get myself into household predicaments. I've also read many books about her and know everything there is to know.

22. When it comes to food I can eat the same thing over and over for days on end until I get sick of it. Then I never want it again.

23. I wish I could buy everything from Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel. I love making registries, which I found to be one of the highlights of being engaged. Besides marrying the love of my life, of course. We got married on our 3 year anniversary in an intimate ceremony at the Wynn. I had thought I wanted a huge wedding with all the hoopla but in the end I am so much happier that we just had the nearest and dearest people to us there. I was not stressed and totally blissful. And I still maintain what's left on my registries in the hopes that some random strange benefactor buys me stuff
one day.

24. I lied about my weight on my driver's license when I got it at 16 (up) and when I just renewed it (down).

25. I am so good at Mario Kart (SNES, N64, Wii). I will beat anyone who dare challenge me. Even boys!

Here's a bonus:
26. Nobody tagged me to do this, I did it all on my own after reading other peoples'. That's SO sad.