super duper uber congratulations go out to my dear friend, [url=]jenny[/url] who graduated today and is now officially a doctor of pharmacy!

so if you are ever in need of some drugs, look her up, yo!

packing woes

i’ve always been pretty bad about packing. a few years ago i used to overpack. completely overpack everything that i owned whenever i went anywhere. my mom always said that it’s better to be safe than sorry.

i remember my first ski trip, i brought a huge suitcase for a weekend long trip. compared to everyone else my suitcase was about twice as big as everyone else’s. i didn’t understand how people could get by. i brought extra changes of clothes, extra socks, extra everything.

over the years, i’ve gotten lazier and lazier and i wouldn’t finish packing until the last moment. i would just throw whatever was closeby to me into the suitcase and i’d go. i stil haven’t finished packing for the LA trip, but i already suspect that i’ll forget a bunch of things. i think the only thing that i really need is my suit, my camera, and my wallet.

my cousin told me once that all he really ever needed whenever he travelled was the clothes on his back and a wallet. everything else is just a creature comfort.



friday, finally. this week has dragged on since thanh left for LA to prepare for her wedding. the work days have been ok, i’ve been trying to get as much done as quickly as possible because of the looming deadlines. i had two software launches this week and today is supposed to be the day that i relish in the glory that has come to fruition from all of the labors of the week.

instead, it feels like any other day.

in celebration of friday, i decided that i was going to wear one of my hawaiian shirts. i’m not sure why no one else i know has hawaiian shirts, but i think it should be my duty to start getting them for my friends. ah, yes, that should have been one of my new year’s resolutions: force bad fashion on my friends.

the day that i decide to wear a hawaiian shirt, it rains. of course. the morning commute to work was pretty brutal. there were two major accidents along the way making the drive unbearably long. my only consolation is that that is going to seem like nothing compared to the 6+ hour drive i have coming up later this evening as shirley, charles, amy, and i head down to thanh’s wedding.

i haven’t completely packed yet, but i figure that i’ll do that when i get home. i’m planning to go home a little early today. it’s been a long week and i’ve quite drained. the only ray of sunshine i’ve had today is that i stumbled across a stash of dubble bubble gum. man, i love that stuff.