Archive for May, 2003

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Woohoo, I get to play with my dad’s friend’s new digital camera. It’s a cute little camera although I don’t know how the image quality is yet. It’s a Casio QV-R4 4mp camera. Casio’s aren’t known for their digital cameras, which explains why this 4mp camera is a bit cheaper than a Canon 4mp one.

Time to go snap some photos!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Scarf Girl & Guest. So when you get a wedding invitation and it says the guest part, do they expect you to bring one? Somehow, I felt a bit of pressure to rack my brain and think of someone that would actually go down to LA with me so that I wouldn’t have to be one of the uncoupled folks at the table.

Of course, when I shut out the irrational thought that flashed across my brain, I came to my senses and realized that the bride & groom wanted to tell me that I am close enough that I could bring a guest. I know that sometimes at weddings, when you’re watching the headcount closely, some people don’t get to bring a guest.

I filled out the rsvp card today and for the first time, I will be attending a wedding myself. I mean, all those family weddings I went to in the past were, well, family weddings. That means my family was there. I have only been invited to 1 wedding where I was actually the invitee and not someone’s guest. I suppose in the years to come, more of my friends will be of marrying age, but for now, they’re happily coupled up or engaged.

Luckily though, I have a handful of friends who will also be attending this wedding and I’m sure I’ll recognize a few other faces. I suppose that I’ll be seated with my friends, so that will be fun. Now for the non-registry gift hunt. What to buy?

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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*yawn* I’ve been such a busy little bee these days that I haven’t quite slept enough. I guess it’s been somewhat worth it since I’m getting out there and enjoying life. I suppose making new friends is never a bad thing.

So I’ve started recognizing people on the train in the mornings. I guess when you have a daily routine, it’s bound to coincide with other people too. One thing that caught my eye was this girl who brought her newspaper on the train. Now, a lot of people read the paper on the train, but I noticed that this girl read the sports page FIRST. Heh. Usually, I would see a guy carrying ONLY the sports page, so this was somewhat refreshing. There’s nothing wrong with a girl reading the sports page, it’s just surprising to me to see her grab for that section first.

For me, my first section is the Datebook, unless there’s some interesting headlines that I notice on the sections I see before the Datebook. Time to catch some zzzs.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Home sweet home. You know, I realized that no matter how comfortable of a bed you may sleep on during vacation, nothing beats sleeping in your own bed, with your head resting on a pillow that you’ve worked so hard on making comfortable. It was a great trip and now it’s time for me to catch up on sleep and sift through the 160 digital photos that I took.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Wow, I was so amazed yesterday afternoon. I saw blue sky in Seattle! It was simply amazing. Actually, Seattle is a very scenic town (when the sun comes out that is), just like SF.

So far, I’ve been eating at local joints, very hole-in-the-wall-ish places here. Hooray for having friends who live up here.

I got to go wall climbing at this gym which claims to be the first indoor climbing gym in America. It was a pretty moderate-sized gym which had a lot of routes. I ended up climbing 4 routes: 5.8, 5.9, 10a, and 10b.

Another sunny day in Seattle. I think I’m going to a bbq, which will go great with the holiday weekend.

SG, signing off.

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Hooray, I’ve finally made it to Seattle. Well, actually, I’m in Bellevue now at my friend’s really cool apartment. It’s about 1,000 square feet for just $900! I can’t believe it! I mean, I know that an apartment like this in Berkeley probably goes for double the price. *sigh* Bay Area prices are just so high.

Let’s see, after driving up the 5 for hours and hours, I realized that there really isn’t a whole lot to see in Oregon. Well, that is unless you like trees. Well, time to mingle with the pals.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Multi-tasking is definitely a skill. I would also say that putting on make-up takes some skill. So it would follow that women who can drive and put on make-up at the same time have super mad skills. I mean, to be able to drive AND look in the vanity mirror while putting on makeup is and art. Oh yeah, and while they’re at it, to NOT get into and accident while they are also drinking coffee and talking on a cell phone. That takes mad mad skills.

I only thought about that because while I was on the train this morning, some lady was applying her makeup. I mean, the train moves A LOT, with all the stopping and starting. To not end up looking like a clown at the end of the trip is no small feat. I applaud these women. I’m curious if they feel self concious at all about putting on make-up in public. I mean, people can see you do that. I would imagine this as something personal that you do, like flossing or putting on contact lenses.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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The bags are packed, the cameras are ready and the plan is set. Road trip baby!! Hopefully we won’t get stuck in too much of the Bay Area escape traffic.

See you in a couple of days, although I’d probably blog if I can get my hands on the Internet. Have a great weekend!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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To shop from the gift registry, or not to shop from the gift registry? That is the question.

I recently received a wedding invitation from a friend I’ve known for a while now. When I opened up the invitation, I saw a little card mentioning that they have registered at macy’s. I thought about it though, do I really want to give them a gift from the registry? In some ways, it’s nice to know that the present I give them is something they want/need, versus some god-awful tacky gravy boat.

I remember this converstation I had with one of my friends once. He was saying that the gift registry is ALL about the girl, and not much about the guy. Pots and pans, bed sheets, and towels are pretty standard on the registry lists, and when I checked out my friend’s list, surely enough, there were pots & pans, bed sheets, and towels. Heehee.

Well, although I know both the bride and groom, the groom is the one who is my friend. So, I guess I’ll try buy something neutral or skewed his way. Not to shop from the gift registry it is!

SG, signing off.

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What is it about birthdays and excessive drinking? My vball team and I all went out for some drinks after our final week of the league. Coincidentally, it was also the team captain’s bday. Since this league is a social league, people bring food and drinks. Drinks meaning soda, water, and beer. Yesterday however, there were some special drinks that were chilling in the cooler so my team started the party off a bit early.

I think it’s funny how when it’s your birthday, much of the things people say to you go something like, “You HAVE to drink. It’s your birthday!!” Personally, I wouldn’t mind a nice buzz, since it makes you feel better and you can still remember the evening, but I say that if you pass out or puke, then the bday celebration just isn’t fun anymore. Luckily the boys and girls seemed to be able to hold their liquor and everyone had a good time.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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