Archive for December, 2004

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9.0 Earthquake in Southeast Asia. Whenever a devastating earthquake hits anywhere, it always reminds me that most people aren’t quite prepared for an event of that magnitude. Do we have our emergency kits prepared? Food? Water? Basic supplies?

I took this seminar back in college called Emergency Preparedness (yeah, of all the for-fun classes I COULD have taken…), and it kinda made me a bit more paranoid, but also got me into packing a bag of supplies. I would recommend you all do the same. I was told that a good place to keep it is tied to the foot of your bed, but I know that many beds don’t have legs or may be hogged by drawers. In that case, I would maybe put it in the front of my closet. As long as it’s easy to grab (and wouldn’t be blocked by fallen obstacles), you are good to go.

If you’re too lazy to read the link, here’s a short list of stuff you can stuff into an old ugly duffle bag:
Water (2-4 qts per person per day), First aid kit, prescription medication, spare pair of glasses, ready-to-eat food (canned goods, packaged…), can opener if you have cans, cutlery, toiletries, change of clothes (just use clothes you planned to donate), flashlight w/ spare batteries, MONEY, candles & matches (though smell for gas first before ligthing…), blanket, shoes w/ hard soles (in case there’s glass), heavy gloves, plastic bags, napkins, and toilet paper.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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I figured that with 2 shopping days left before Christmas, the mall would be packed. I decided to drop by just to see the hoards of last-minute shoppers milling about. What I saw was a mall that wasn’t quite full. There weren’t boat loads of people. It was fairly festive, but nowhere near the pandemonium that I expected to encounter.

I ended up catching some deals for myself. Hooray, I love a good bargain.

Oh yeah, I got another scarf as a gift today. It’s a black scarf, and since I recently got a black scarf, I decided to give the one I got previously to my mom, and and kept this one that I got from my boss. One neck; many scarves.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Well, I certainly feel much better after a few days of rest. I am actually ready and looking forward to heading into the office tomorrow. Shhhh.. don’t tell me boss I said that!

While it’s nice to be a bum in front of the tv, I can only do that for so long without getting bored. Being stuck in the house for 48 hours straight was starting to make me feel suffocated, so on Friday afternoon, I headed out to the store to buy some medicine.

I’d be careful when operating heavy machinery while under the weather, because your mind is not completely focused on the road.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Couch Soreness

Wowsers, did you know that your bottom can be sore from sitting all day in front of a tv? Yes, I stayed home from work today because tis the season to get sick. What did I end up watching? Random tv shows and a dvd movie.

Scarf Girl, trying to get well.

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I recently had to go into the DMV and have my driver’s license renewed. It wasn’t really a painful process and my license arrived in the mail about a week later. Wow, they get more and more efficient. *shock* who’d a thunk it?

Of course, the picture is always the big deal when it comes to anybody’s license. That and someone’s birthday. Well, I looked at my photo and I somehow, the quality of the photo looks worse than my previous license. The photo looks as though they used a lower resolution. My skin looks very yellowy-brown. Like, a bad kind of yellow. I actually LIKED my old one, but to live with this one for another 8 years…

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Have you ever heard or watched the show Supermarket Sweep? I always thought it would be a really fun show to be on…running throw the aisles with a shopping cart and being able to grab anything you want. Who WOULDN’T want to do that?

So I was walking through Ranch 99 recently… or is it 99 Ranch? I can never quite remember which way it is although a while ago, I blogged about it and found the answer. While I was walking down one of the aisles, it dawned on me how awesome it would be if they had an Asian Supermarket Sweep.

The goal of the sweep round is to run up the highest grocery bill. Well, I’m sure that most of the contestants would know what’s expensive at an Asian supermarket that’s unique to those stores: rice cookers, hot water boilers, dried scallops, herbs… the list goes on and on. I bet there would be strategies too, because maybe you’d want to hit up the aisle with all the herbs because they don’t take up much space in the cart and they’re expensive. Heehee.

A girl can dream, can’t she?

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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So what is the rule with regards to exchanging Christmas presents? If someone isn’t planning to give you one, but you’re planning to give them one, but they go first and give you a card, what do you do? Should you still give them a gift?

I mean, you’re giving a gift because you want to, however, if they gave you just a card and you give them a gift, wouldn’t they feel obligated to giving you one back or feel guilty if they don’t?

I know it’s about the thought that counts. I bought a small gift for one of my friends and yesterday, I got a card from her. I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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No matter how much it shouldn’t matter, I can’t help but feel all weird when people are looking over my shoulder and reading my magazine on the train. Sometimes I find myself glancing at headlines while someone is reading a paper, but when my neighbor is reading along my Real Simple, I just don’t really like it so much.

One theory I have as to why that makes me uncomfortable is that I feel like they’re judging me based on my reading material. But who cares, right? They are perfect strangers. I guess I just care too much.

Scarf Girl, caring too much.

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I had another chick flick marathon yesterday and here are the movies:

1) The Way We Were (woah… a young Barbara Streisand)
2) Bridget Jones 2
3) Win a Date With Tad Hamilton
4) Practical Magic

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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