Friday, October 22, 2004

All is Well


My parent's made it back safe and sound. They are glad to be back and away from the horrible humidity of Florida- Yuck!

I'm so glad that I won't have to lock my bedroom door before I go to bed tonight.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Wonder that is the 91 Freeway

Ok... reason number one I want out of Southern Cali- TRAFFIC!!!!!

My cute little brother lives in Huntington Beach. He just changed apartments this past weekend. Being the wonderful sister that I am, I drove down last Friday to help him pack up his kitchen. I left his place at 3:05 and immediately hit traffic on the 55 (starting at the 405 connection, for those of you who know the area well). Two hours later I got home. At one point I was averaging 15 mins./mile. I was not a happy camper. As soon as I was on the 91, I was wishing that I had a Fast Track pass because those folks were zooming by. Not fair, not even a little bit.

Fast forward to today--- I went down to see my brother's new place and have lunch with him. I intended on leaving by 2:30 so that I would not hit the horrendous traffic that I sat in last week. Or at least not as much of it. That plan went out the front door at about the same time I did when we left his place at 1:30 to go to IKEA (he needed new bedding). Did I mention I got there at 12 and we hadn't had lunch yet? So, despite the fact that I am facing a bunch of traffic in the near future, I press on because I drove my parent's car down and they have (drum roll please) ... a Fast Track pass! So, I figured I'd sit through the 55, but be on the home stretch once I got on the 91...

Ha Ha Ha

The entire part of the 91 that has the Fast Track was moving. I didn't hit traffic on the 91 until the Fast Track ended. How does this work? There is no logical explanation.

All I have left to say is-- I want OUT!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Rain, Glorious Rain

I love the Rain.

"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." I don't know who said that, but it is fitting for my entry today which will be about my love for the rain.

Rainy days are the best days to throw on comfortable clothes, grab a favorite book and blanket and curl up in an armchair for the morning. That's what I did before I had to go babysit today. And it was the best time ever. There is something so comforting in a dreary day.

There aren't a lot of people out there who truly love the rain. And I don't mean the people who are happy when it rains because it helps out with the drought that we always seem to be in... no, I'm talking about people who look forward to rainy days. Who are happy when it rains on their birthday. Yes, I'm describing myself and I know that some of you may find this very odd, but I've accepted it as a part of myself so you should as well.

Any other rain lovers out there?

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Being Alone Update

Well, my parents have been gone for 6 days now, and I think that I am finally getting used to being in this big house by myself. This dreary weather has put me in a somber mood and it's made it easier to be more easy going about the whole thing. On top of which I have gotten some great support from my beloved friends! It's amazing how much an email or picture message can mean to you when you're all alone (that's for you Justin and Chris, in case you read this)!!!
So, I think this has been a good experience overall.
Of course, I don't really ever want to do it again. I've still got three more nights to get through!

Yikes! :)

Monday, October 18, 2004

Odd Sighting

I was driving up to the shopping center that is right by my house today and there was a guy walking on the sidewalk. Sounds normal, but wait, there's more. He was wearing black pants and not wearing a shirt. He had a long sleeved shirt in his hands that he was kind of struggling with. I figured that he was trying to put the shirt on, but I wondered why he hadn't already put it on before leaving the house. I thought this was a little strange, especially given the gloomy weather we in Riverside County have been experiencing. After I passed him, I gave him no further thought.
Until I saw him again as I was driving back.
He was still wearing his pants (just so you know), but he had his shirt on in a very strange way. the sleeves were on, but the rest of the shirt was around his back. Basically, it looked like he had arm warmers on from the front and from the back it just looked ridiculous.
Now, I ask you-- what in the world was this man thinking. He looked to be in his late 20's, but I'm very bad at guessing age. Any thoughts on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Ode to Coffee

Cup of Fun Coffee, if you please
Original just doesn't do it for me
Frappuccino's are really my thing
Free coffee, yum, it makes me sing
Every day I need another fix
Especially ones that I don't have to mix!

I love coffee, yes I do.
My name is Marisa and I AM an addict.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

La La La

Today was a long day. And it felt especially long because I didn't sleep well last night. Every sound caused visions of being robbed to come to my head. I really need help.

I would like to take this opportunity to give major props (yes, I just typed props) to those who work in the computer industry. I saw my cousin Todd yesterday and today and both times I left him feeling just a little bit stupid about the inner workings of computers. His amount of knowledge about computers is overwhelming (and inspiring). It's funny sometimes to think about how reliant I am on something that I don't even know how to fix. It's almost like it has more control over me than I have over it. I mean, I could just stop using it, but where would that leave me? So, I have a new found respect for people who understand computers because they make my life easier. And that's all I have to say about that.

The end.

Friday, October 15, 2004

My first work of art

Ah.. I have been introduced to the wonderful world of online journaling. Those brave souls that I call my friends will be able to have a piece of me whenever they want... Wow.. that sounds really bad. I've been watching too much Friends. Ok, moving on.

For my first entry, I would like to describe the trials and tribulations of being 22, home alone, having an overactive imagination and being scared of the dark.... It sucks! :) Welcome to my world. My parents, noble people that they are, have left me to go to Florida. Mind you, they are with my grandparents whose house was recently destroyed by Ivan the Terror (otherwise known as the fourth hurricane to hit FL this summer). Part of me feels bad for not being an adult and accepting the responsibilities that come with having to be alone. However, the other part of me, the larger part of me, wishes that they were still here. Even though Kaelynn in here, the conversations have been a little one sided and she is no help in fending off the scary Irish mercenaries that attack the house at dusk!

Well, I feel somewhat better knowing that my pathetic troubles will be out there for others to read. I'm going to go knock myself out so that I can get some sleep.