...aAaAaAa...nice layout, aye? danka shane to my sisterfriend, christine! i think she still may be workin on stuff, but it looks great!

anyhoo, so what's been goin on with me? i've been helpin my dad put up panelling in his bedroom. he ripped out the carpet, sanded down the floors, and will put the varnish or whatever it's called when he's satisfied with his work. THEN he'll be workin on my room :(. i love carpet! i don't wanna let go! but eh...he used the mommy card. "it was your mommy's plan to take out all of the carpet and varnish the floors." okokok. i guess it won't be so bad. my room is the warmest in the house anyways. but i love just sitting on the floor sometimes...after next week, my butt will be sitting on a cold floor :( and i'm not big on rugs. and then the panelling thing! i just like nice white walls. well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad. i actually already have panelling against one of the walls, but it's so old that chances of finding matching panelling is, well, not good. and i asked my dad if they just make plain white panelling, as opposed to the white/beige panelling he put up in his room...and they don't. ah well. so is life ;).

change is good, right?

well, i'll try to take pictures of my naked room. christine will post them or something...she left quite a lot in this room...and i'm sure she's gonna miss it too.

and if some of you are wondering what 'tinola' is for my taste...it's a filipino dish. why is it bland? cuz i made it :(. well, my dad doesn't use a written recipe to make any of his food. since he was working on his room, he quickly told me what to do. sure! it's simple enough...first the ginger, then garlic, onion, fish sauce, chicken, water, chayote, then spinach. but how? and when? i was nervous. marilyn was a big help, physically and emotionally...first helping me clean off the spinach and then telling me that it'll be ok. well, at least it wasn't too salty, right? salt to taste. but i guess i was disappointed that it didn't turn out close to my dad's. ah well. so is life ;) hehe. that should be my motto.

well, i think this is it for now. christine told me to post more often on my site since she worked so hard on it. so i gotta save up, ya know?? hehehehe ;) love u sister! and i love you too other sister! :D




not much to say today, but just wanted to share another song.

Rise Against - Swing Life Away

Am I loud and clear or am I breaking up?
Am I still your charm or am I just bad luck?
Are we getting closer or are we just getting more lost?
I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
Let's compare scars I'll tell you whose is worse
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

We live on front porches and swing life away
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
If love is a labor I'll slave 'til the end
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

I've been here so long I think that its time to move
The winter's so cold, summer's over too soon
So let's pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow
And I've got some friends some that I hardly know
We've had some times I wouldn't trade for the world
We chase these days down with talks of the places that we will go

We live on front porches and swing life away
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
If love is a labor I'll slave 'til the end
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

swing life away swing life away
swing life away swing life away



so i've appropriately changed my senses over there to your right...not that i'm a really negative person, but hey. we all celebrate this retarded day differently. and so i say to you, "Happy Fuck It Day!" otherwise known as FID...coined by me and my college buddy...who has for a while now been unable to celebrate this lovely day with me and our own bottles of boones strawberry daquiri/fuzzy naval. that's kewl...we all gotta leave the single circle now n then...right? riiiiiight. haha.

anyway, i didn't really have much to say. GO ILLINI!
oh wait! i remember now. i'm not a hater of today, really...i forgot the real message, and after reading melanie's blog, i remembered. SUUUUUUUUUUURE it's widely known as the day of lovers, blahblahblah...but we must also keep in mind everyone we love...hey, in gradeschool, u handed out valentine's to all your friends, right? not just your crushes? that's wut i'm talkin about. love enough for everyone. and my rabbit. even the dog. hehehehe. and don't make me remind you people of the supposed story of st. valentine. i can't remember, but i don't even think he exists...but i don't feel like checkin up on that...hehehe.

to end my twisted lil entry, i'll leave you with a song that passed through my winamp a couple minutes ago that i really like...and if you wanna find any hidden meanings in it, be my guest. i'm not sayin anything ;). take care n spread the love homies ;).

Eagle Eye Cherry - Falling In Love Again

Well I’m so tired
Of falling in love
Finding it easier to fall out
You can’t deny it
I feel it inside Cupid’s fire
I can’t hide

But I’m falling in love again
Ain’t nothing I can do
Falling in love again
And this time it’s with you
When I fall
It’s always the same
And I’m so tired
Of playing this game

It’s been so long now
Since I gave up my heart
I’ve kept it locked down
I don’t wanna get it harmed
So let me tell you now
I just want to be sure
That you won’t hurt me
Can you promise me that

Because I’m falling in love again
Ain’t nothing I can do
Falling in love again
And this time it’s with you
When I fall
It’s always the same
And I’m so tired
Of playing this game

You got to tell me
If you’re going to break my heart
‘Cos I don’t wanna take the chance
And if it ain’t true
All it’s gonna be
Is nothing but a poor romance
So give me that promise to hold on
And I’ll never let you go
We gotta have something to go on
Or I’m letting you know now

I’m falling in love again
Ain’t nothing I can do
Falling in love again
And this time it’s with you
When I fall
It’s always the same
And I’m so tired
Of playing this game



i fixed the comments....anyone can comment now ;). blogger has changed alot since a year ago, so i'm still kinda feelin it out. n i wish the blogger comments opened in those nice small windows, but hey, wut can ya do? :) besides, i won't be keepin this layout for too long ;)



I'm Tootie Girdlesneakers

first, i'm doing good now. it's been a couple of weeks, and the cold has run its course. second, i obviously decided to change the look of my blog...i just took one of the templates they had and revamped it ever so slightly. and i wanted to use this new layout cuz in a lil while, it'll be changed again cuz christine wanted to make me a new layout. yay! get ready for that one ;). third, i wanted to share an email i received from abby...sure, i'm not so thrilled with my name, but i'll answer to tootie ;)

Here is your dose of humor... Follow the instructions to find your new name.

Once you have your new name, put it in the Subject box and forward it to friends and family and co-workers. Don't forget to forward it back to the person who sent
it to you, so they know your name. And don't go all 'adult' on me ... my niece's (ok -- somebody else's niece) senior manager is now known far and wide as Dorky Gizzardsniffer.

The following in an excerpt from a children's book, "Captain Underpants And the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants" by Dave Pilkey. The evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names......

Use the third letter of your first name to determine your new first name:
a=poopsie b=lumpy c=buttercup
d=cookie e=crusty f=greasy
g=fluffy h=cheeseball i=chim-chim
j=stinky k=flunky l=bootie
m=pinky n=zippy o=goober
p=doofus q=slimy r=loopy
s=snotty t=tootie u=dorkey
v=queezy w=oprah x=skipper
y=dinky z=zsa-zsa

Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your new last name:
a=apple b=toilet c=giggle
d=burger e=girdle f=barf
g=lizard h=waffle i=cootie
j=monkey k=potty l=liver
m=banana n=rhino o=bubble
p=hamster q=toad r=gizzard
s=pizza t=gerbil u=chicken
v=pickle w=chuckle x=tofu
y=goat z=stinker

Use the fourth letter of your last name to determine the second half of your new last name:
a=head b=mouth c=face
d=nose e=tush f=breath
g=pants h=shorts i=sneakers
j=honker k=butt l=brains
m=tushie n=biscuits o=hiney
p=chunks q=toes r=buns
s=fanny t=sniffer u=sprinkles
v=kisser w=squirt x=humperdinck
y=brains z=juice

Thus, for example, George W. Bush's new name is Goober Chickenshorts. William Jefferson Clinton is Bootie Liverbiscuits.

And remember that children laugh an average of 146 times a day; adults laugh an average of 4 times a day.

Put more laughter in your day.
and lastly, i just wanted to thank everyone for a fun filled kinda-spur-of-the-moment weekend. i'm sure we all needed it. special thanks to jay n ryne for letting us crash at their place and topher for driving :D THAAAAAAAAANKS! OH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

STUpid. i laab it.
man, what have you guys done to me.
and i don't hate wall street or boiler room. i just don't believe in watching both movies consecutively more than once every two weeks.