Archive for September, 2004

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Friend: “What do you want for your birthday?” (their intention is to give me a present)
Me: “Oh, you don’t have to get me one. I have everything I need.”

I’m sure this conversation happens quite often, but the thing is, can the birthday person ever really answer it? Is it rude to say “buy me this, buy me that”?

I suppose if it’s a family member or your best friend, and you’ve been through years and years of presents, having them pick something may not be so bad. In fact, it may ease your pains since most of the time, you don’t know if your friend likes the gift, but you will if your best friend didn’t like it.

My conclusion is that it’s okay to answer the question for family and your best friend.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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While I really like to win at competitions, this weekend, after doing horribly in the volleyball tournament, my team still had fun. I suppose I really understood the saying, “It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.” We played together as a team, with a few lapses in concentration every so often. Overall, we finished 10th out of 15, though we finished at the bottom of our pool.

The Venetian is a very nice hotel. We hit the hot tub on Saturday late afternoon and it was nice to sit around and relax. They also had a huge pool area. Yesterday night though, we discovered that there was a nicer pool and hot tub area in the hotel and chilled out there. Looks like they like to hide their nice amenities.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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One thing that I am certain of, is that if you have dark hair and a crew cut-type hairstyle, you should not wear the Fungora Cap unless you want to look like you’ve got an oddly-shaped head. Check under winter headwear.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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I’m still trying to catch up on my tv viewing, but one thing for sure is that I caught up with two episodes from the Amazing Race, so, here is the 2nd to last edition of “What we can all learn from watching the Amazing Race.”

1) When you’re at the top, there’s no where to go but down.
2) When you’re trying to make a connecting flight that has a short period of time in between flights and your first flight is delayed, you should calculate whether or not it is still possible for you to hop onto the next flight.
3) Tasks done collaboratively are often more successful than tasks done alone.
4) In competition, it’s usually not personal when others try to get the upper hand.

And last but not least:
5) It’s not over until it’s over.

The finale is tonight! Set your vcrs or Tivos. I know I’ve got my Tivo ready to record it.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Looks like LA will be welcoming a Candaian waffle sometime today. Good luck!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Woohoo! Looks like I’ve kicked the jetlag. This is the second day in a row where I was able to wake up at a normal time. For the 2 days of work after my trip, I had woken up at 5am when I normally wake up around 7am.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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I have returned from my adventures in Portugal! I am alive and well, though I think I want to pump myself up with some Jamba delights tomorrow. Oh.. and perhaps a pearl drink too.

Scarf Girl, slowly unpacking.

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Here’s another addition of “What we can all learn from watching the Amazing Race.”

1) When you get a second chance, use it to its full advantage.
2) Always read the directions to a task to its entirety before beggining; otherwise, you may have to backtrack.
3) Crafting bricks using mud is harder than it looks.
4) To some, shaving your head is not worth having a 1 in 5 chance at winning $1 million.

And last but not least:
5) It’s not over till it’s over.

Well, it’s off to distant lands I go. I’m sure that I’ll be the typical blogging nerd and add in an entry here and there. Have a safe and fun weekend!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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