Archive for January, 2004

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Gosh the week has flown by once again. I’m feeling much better although I think my stomach shrunk. I get full after eating a cracker! Nothing too interesting to report. I’m sure I’ll scrounge up something, although I did sit next to a person on the train who seemed to have a cold. Yikes!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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On Monday morning, I realized what is the 2nd worst thing to feel once you wake up: feeling like you want to puke. Then an hour or so later, I discovered the #1 worst thing to feel when you wake up: actually throwing up.

I must be cursed with bad luck when it comes to food. I love to eat. I mean, food is just so yummy… most of the time. Back when I was in New Orleans, I got some sort of food poisoning from what I conclude was from a fancy restaurant. Then Monday morning, my stomach woke up and was definitely not happy.

Here’s the real kicker though; I was never the only one to eat one particular type of food. So, does that mean I just happened to eat that one rogue piece of chicken or dessert? Gosh I feel so LUCKY to have picked the WINNING food. Sheesh, with my luck, I’d hit the Lotto.

Thankfully I felt okay enough to haul myself off to work. The day, however, was not without incident. Halfway through my train ride to work, I guess I kinda blacked out for a second or fainted. Yep. I remember leaning against a portion of the train like I normally would, and I started to feel really hot. Seconds later, I started to sweat. A few more seconds later, my eyes started to get sorta filled with blood and my sight was getting a bit “starry”. You know, it’s like when stand up really fast. Even more seconds after than, I slumped down into a crouching position (I think), and the people around me jumped up to my rescue. Nice people.

Scarf Girl, feeling MUCH better today.

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One of my friends recently visited China and he sent out an email noting a few memorable moments. One such memory made me laugh. Hope he doesn’t mind that I’m stealing this!

“Even crossing a city street is an adventure. Does anyone remember the classic 80’s arcade game, Frogger? That’s the one where you, the frog, try to cross a busy road where cars do not stop for you and there are no streetlights. It’s like that in China, but at least in frogger you get three lives.”

Good times. It’s just like I remember.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Happy Lunar New Year! Well, it was yesterday, but still.

Thank goodness it’s Friday.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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So here’s another exciting episode of commuting train stories. It’s not much of a story, but it’s more of my finding ways to be amused on my 30 minute train rides.

I sit down next to this married couple. Towards the end of the ride, when I open my eyes from my psuedo-nap, I notice that the guy is turning towards his wife and because I didn’t want to turn my head, I could only see out of the corner of my eye. What it LOOKED like was that he was picking at her hair, kinda like when animals are grooming each other. HAHAHA.

Hey, I gotta get through my days somehow. This is one way; by being amused with things that I see.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Ahhh, there’s nothing more wonderful than to have a bunch of your friends in one room celebrating your bday with you. It was a pretty amazing feeling to stand there with a home-made birthday cake (candles a-blazin’) and a chorus of about 40-something people singing “Happy Birthday.” And I’d say that they sang in tune too! heehee

I’m grateful to have so many wonderful friends. This is the good stuff in life. It makes me smile to think about it.

Oh yeah. I got another scarf to add to my collection, courtesy of my friend A. Heheh. That makes it 8 now.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Another year is passing by for me. I don’t know whether or not to be happy or sad with another birthday fast approaching. It’s like…on one hand, I feel like I’ve done so much in my life, and on the other, I’m one year closer to my body getting older and one year closer to the end.

I suppose it makes me want to wake up and get out there and experience life. Many things I’ve noticed in life is that we get another chance to do things, but in life, we get just one chance. So hopefully we get to do things right the first time.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Somebody was certainly having a bad morning the other day as I witnessed one guy on the train blow something way out of proportion.

I was in my usual morning daze on the train and broke out of my zone to the sounds of this guy and this woman have a verbal battle. The woman sat with her legs crossed. Now, there’s nothing wrong with having her leg crossed, but on a narrow train, it is not the best thing to do, especially when the top leg swings freely with the motions of train.

So my guess is that her swinging leg “kicked” the guy, who was standing in the line of fire. He totally freaks out and uttered some sort of curse word. Then she throws back at him by saying that she didn’t kick him. He responds with a mini lecture on how she shouldn’t cross her leg like that yadi yada.

The lady gets defensive and insists that she didn’t kick him by any means and the guy stomps away calling her some sort of foul-mouthed word. While he’s storming off, she yells something to the effect of him being a “a**hole” and to “up” his.

Gotta love public transportation. Otherwise, what would I write about??

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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You know, my dentist cleanings seem to get shorter and shorter as the years go by. Now, is it because they’ve got better equipment or is it because they are short-changing us nowadays? There IS a third option: my teeth are incredibly clean and healthy. Hmmm…

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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I realized that I never wrote the follow up story on the surprise-non-set-up from the other day. It turns out that the nephew was not a doctor, but that they do have a nephew who’s a doctor, but he’s already married. The nephew also has a sister, and so they both came to dinner. Lovely, a group set up.

So at dinner, my brothers and I stuck to our plan with them sitting on each side of me. Since the 2 came late, everybody had arranged themselves and the 2 empty seats were across the table from us. After about 10 minutes, the adults moved themselves around and 2 empty seats appeared next to my brother.

Long story short, the 2 are nice people with whom I could become friends. I was just amused at the situation because the adults were checking their watch every 2 seconds because they showed up late. Then they had it so that we all exchanged contact information. Gotta love our parents’ generation and their subtle way of telling us they want grandkids.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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