Monday, January 29, 2007

This is my day. This is "da" day!

This is 'da' day, man. I've already done my part: fixed up a huge deli platter, had champagne, and went to bed really late. Did all that yesterday. The only thing I don't like about celebrating birthday in January is the weather. Summer sucks pretty bad. If at least I liked the beach... Hell no! If at least I enjoyed getting tanned... Nah! By looking at this photo above (yew!), I can assure you I'd rather stay home.

So, summer's home now but vacation has left. I did spend 15 days at my parents'. The 21-hour road trip didn't kill me. What made me sick was the excess of good food, cold beer, and sleepless nights though. I ended up not reading the books I had picked out. I ended up NOT watching any movie. I ended up NOT meeting half of the crazy folks I needed to see.

My parents live in a small fucked up town. It is actually where I was born and raised 'till I turned 16. Seeing my people was something that I was willing to do for a loooong time. But I wasn't missing that place. Small town people drive too slow. They gossip too fast. For small town people, we are named after the vehicles we ride:
A: "D'you know Susana? Susana, the one who drives a red Toyota?"
B: Oh yeah! She wrecked her car last week.
A: Really? I bet she was drunk.
All of a sudden, Susana killed pedestrians 'cause she drove drunk. Now, this is a fact. Once, at a party I went peeing by the pool, behind some bushes (of course), and on the next day I was asked how it felt peeing in front of the guests, in the middle of the dance floor. Hello?!?!

The whole vacation at my parents' went well, thanks to a neighbor city where malls and McD's can be found. Blogger friends, there are only two stop lights in the entire town. There are 6 buildings and only one movie theater. I am glad that there are bars everywhere. There are more bars than Protestant new churches out there. That means: LOTS OF BARS. Embarrassing moments happened as well. It is really funny being pointed out on the streets by the way we dress up. Something that will be trendy there in a couple of years. Too bad for the moment but later on, I was confident and all with my outfits. Apart from that, having free beers by the pool was the highlight of my vacation (Thanks Luciana!).

Oh dear God, summer has sucked pretty bad. Now, I am back home. No swimming pools. No free beers. No childhood friends around. People here don't go by their nicknames. People here use "real" street names to give directions. It is nothing like living in a small town. Am I missing that crappy place? It does sound like it. Oh well... my feelings for that city lie on a mix of love and hate. It is pretty similar to what I feel about SUMMER.

Curiosity Fact: I got really thrilled by Ange's today's post. "YOU ARE AWESOME, DEAR!"

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Tagged by Phoenix...


"Threesome Meme" - kkkkkk
I was tagged by Phoenix. And so, here it comes...

Three things that scare me:
1. Car accidents
2. Carjacks
3. Cars

Three people who make me laugh:
1. Charles Spencer Chaplin
2. Triumph, the insult dog
3. Myself

Three things I love:
1. Dictionary
2. Ghosts
3. Art

Three things I hate:
1. Mispronunciation
2. Misconception
3. Miscarriage

Three things I don’t understand:
1. why work in the daytime when it is usually hotter
2. why people drive if they can fly
3. why healthy food can't be appealing

Three things on my desk:
1. Loads of colored and scented pens
2. Funny stamps
3. Funny stickers

Three things I’m doing right now:
1. Having a beer (fuel for blogging)
2. Sitting
3. Typing

Three things I want to do before I die:
1. Kill Cher
2. Meet Jake Gyllenhaal
3. Step on German soil

Three things I can do:
1. I can reflect in the mirror
2. I can generate electric pulses
3. I can fill up spaces

Three things you should listen to:
1. She wants revenge
2. Songs in Spanish (Aterciopelados)
3. My doctor's advice

Three things you should never listen to:
1. Justin Timberlake
2. Celine Dion
3. Paris Hilton

Three things I’d like to learn:
1. How to play the keyboard well
2. How to play Counter Strike
3. How to iron clothing

Three favourite foods:
1. Roasted Eggplant
2. Lasagna
3. Grilled, Smoked, or raw salmon

Three beverages I drink regularly:
1. Fruit Juices in cartons
2. Wine
3. Water

Three TV shows/Books I watched/read as a kid:
1. Thunder Cats
2. Dungeons and Dragon
3. Galaxy Rangers

Friday, January 19, 2007

Yellow Mood

I don't know why. There should be a straight reason, which is so far unknown, but I've been getting this yellow mood.

Color derives from the spectrum of light interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. So, if your light receptors are in great condition, we all should perceive colors the same way. Well, well well ...taking into consideration that Roberto, my husband, is colorblind, I realistically conclude that that is impossible.

Another issue I'd like to point out is the meaning that colors are conceived by. Let's take 'blue' as an example. For the American culture (and maybe others), the BLUE color represents sadness, gloomy feelings, therefore an authentic blues song will forever be 'blue.' On the other hand, in my culture, the blue color depicts PEACEFUL energy. There is even a saying in Portuguese language, "Está tudo azul" (Everything's blue), which means everything remains wonderful! Amazed? Me too.

I myself have got this theory which says that colors may affect all of us in different forms.

Following this theory, it would not be right to make use of "Color Therapy" or chromotherapy, as I know it. This alternative treatment is practiced by therapists trained in chromotherapy and they claim that it is okay to use color and light to balance energy wherever our bodies are lacking, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental. Chromotherapists do claim a scientific basis for their practice, proposing that colors bring about emotional reactions in people. Since I believe colors affect people differently, I am writing about a controversial kind of therapy.

Therapists also say that distinct colors are related to each one of our chakras, and they are also related to the primary elements: water, fire, earth, and air. And apparently, we have got 7 main chakras (according to a scholar named Dorothy Parker, chakras "are spiritual centers in our bodies located along the spine.") As she mentions on her work, it is known that our 7 main chakras correspond to each color of the rainbow. Our chakras are gay. Why did it take me that long to realize this?

As I've been in this inexplicable yellow mood, I took the chance to check on Parker's book, Color Decoder 2001, what yellow represents to our bodies and mind. According to her words, it's the color of 'solar plexus' chakra. Aie... what the hell is that? I don't actually wanna know. I just wanna list here the yellow things I like most:

My All Star


Egg Yolk


Boiled buttered corn on the cob


Sunflower


... and Saffron Rice


The Solar Plexus Chakra is located midway between the navel and the base of the sternum. It supports the spleen, pancreas, stomach, and liver. According to these beliefs, having or placing "yellow things" near you help improve digestive and creative energies. It promotes digestion and increases brain activity.

It must be good being a battery...

Written by a Nine-Volt Battery

Enjoy being battery! Enjoy providing power for! Nine volts power! Last very long! Keep providing power until die! Give power and power and more power until cannot give power anymore! Enjoy very much giving power!

How can be of service? Power clock radio? Will enjoy powering clock radio for! Power smoke alarm? Relish opportunity to power smoke alarm for! Can power small servo-motor also! Can power any device accommodating nine-volt battery! (Am nine-volt battery! Enjoy being nine-volt battery!) For any device at all, enjoy giving self for power!

Simply need external circuit! Then can provide electricity! Can provide electricity until death! Enjoy hooking external circuit up to! Enjoy surge of power through small rectangular body! Enjoy chemical reaction take place when circuit completed between two electrodes at tip! Enjoy providing this service! Want power video game!

Enjoy storing chemical energy! Enjoy converting chemical energy into electric energy! Am here to serve... with power! Enjoy providing direct-current electric power very much! Very much!

Last very long! Last until all chemicals used up! Last until shell filled with only waste! Last at full nine-volt strength until can last no more! Will enjoy giving power fully until cannot give power anymore! Last very long!

Will be pleased to be unhooked from one device and re-hooked to another! Happy to change! Will not enjoy being put away in cupboard, though. Will not enjoy sitting on shelf, awaiting next opportunity to give power. Enjoy giving power now! Want always to be giving power!

Am nine volts of pure, electric power! Cannot give 10 volts. Would not dream never to only give eight. Will give nine full volts until death! Will power children's toy! Will power Dirt Devil! Will power model race car! Will power small explosive timer for terrorist! Will not make judgment about how power used! Simply provide power! Do proudly! Do with enthusiasm!

Enjoy using power to create column for newspaper! Enjoy telling world of thoughts! Enjoy sharing excitement for giving power! Enjoy... being... enthusiastic... for...

Am... losing... power... Dying! Have... enjoyed... using... power... to... write... column... Proud... to... die.... Enj...

Enjoyed... being... bat... te... ry...

Here's the answer, Rain:


That's what I've been up to: making stretchy and chunky bracelets for fun, besides working (vacation's over), reading books (Milan Kundera), fixing up some different dishes, drinking wine, and not trying to lose weight at all.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Your Personality Is Like Acid

A bit wacky, you're very difficult to predict.
One moment you're in your own little happy universe...
And the next, you're on a bad trip to your own personal hell!

Friday, January 5, 2007

From Rain's blog...

You Are 7: The Enthusiast

You are outgoing and playful - always seeing the happy side to life.

You're enthusiastic and excitable. You love anything new.

Multi-talented, you do many things well... and find success easy.

You prefer to keep things light with others. Opening up is hard for you.

Wording Tuesday

scaf·fold·ing ˈskafəldiNG/ noun a temporary structure on the outside of a building, made usually of wooden planks and metal poles, used b...