Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rocking on Christmas Day!!

Sorry I posted about my Christmas until today, but it's just been busy. I hope you had an amazing day and got all the gifts you wanted. I spent the day at my grandma's house. One of my cousins got Rock Band for the Wii, so he brought with him to my grandma's and all the cousins were using it. I played on easy mode, and I did awesome on the guitar; decent on the drums; and pretty much failed on the mic (although I did rock out with "Dirty Little Secret" by the All American Rejects!!)

Christmas day was really fun for me, and I hope it was awesome for you too. It's almost New Year, I cannot believe how fast this year went by; and I can't wait to find out what the next year will bring.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Christmas Eve

I hope you had an amazing Christmas Eve!!! This year I spent it only with my mom and dad, because my brother is in Mexico. My aunt invited us three to her house (she lives around the corner), but we decided to stay in and have a quiet and peaceful night. Before dinner, my dad and my mom told me stories about their childhood Christmases. I loved that they shared that with me, and it was fun to listen.
My mom was going to cook lasagna (vegetarian for me, yum!), but in the end we ate Chinese food, which I love. My dad let me drink beer, and after dinner, we put on our pajamas and we watched TV in their room. My uncle stopped by to pick up my cousin's new bicycle. They were hiding the bicycle in our garage for a couple of weeks, so that my cousin wouldn't see it; he is 10 years-old and still believes in Santa Claus.
I'm a very calm and quiet person, so this day was perfect for me, but tomorrow we're driving over to my grandma's. I'm happy to see all my uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandma; and every year we have tons of fun. I'm a bit fuzzy about seeing my cousin Sofia. She stayed over at my house, and apparently she doesn't know how to behave and I don't have any patience. So I kept on scolding her, maybe she told my uncle that I was mean to her; and that will cause commotion.

Right now I'm trying to figure out what to wear, I feel like I have nothing :[

Tomorrow I'm going to give my mom her Christmas gift. I got her a makeup brush (she has a horrible one), and a gift card to one of her favorite stores; that way she can get something she truly likes. And, I'm giving her my brother's gift, which she doesn't know about. He gave it to me the day he left, and told me to keep it a secret until the 25th. For the past days she's been like: "Your brother didn't even give me a gift, how mean...", so I can't wait to see her face when she knows about it :]

It is 11:30 now and "Sex and the City" is about to start, and I'll probably watch it tucked under the covers, I need to wake up early tomorrow to pick out an outfit, do my hair, makeup, and open gifts.


Friday, December 19, 2008

And the winner is...

Like I said in one of my previous posts, I was thinking of getting a new MP3 player. I made up my mind and I ordered the Sandisk Sansa 8GB. I got it on December 17, a day earlier than expected; which made me happy. It really is a great player. I went to the Sandisk website and downloaded the firmware update and then I transferred my music to the device. I'm very happy with it, it works really well!!
Along with the player came a set of headphones, which I didn't even open. Also a cable to connect to the computer, and a little case to keep the player safe. Basic instructions, Rhapsody installation CD (I didn't even use it), and some more papers.
The videos do play in really good quality, I downloaded the Taylor Swift "Love Story" video, and it looks lovely.
A thing that freaked me out a bit was that it froze on me once. No big deal really, I just had to hold the power button for a little while. But I still love it! And one more thing, the player actually looks way better in real life that in the picture. I would show you guys a picture of it, but my brother took the camera with him...

I'm witting this so late because my cousin is staying over in my house and I didn't have time all day to sit and type in the computer. Right now she is sleeping in my bed, and I'm sitting in the carpet watching "Friends". My other baby cousin came the other day and she brought with her a goodie bag she got at daycare, and she forgot it here when she left. It had some chocolate kisses, a Rice Krispie Treat, and a Hannah Montana doll. I ate all the candy... Oh well, maybe she won't notice :]


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"When you're gone, the pieces of my heart are missing you..."

Today my brother left and went on a trip to Mexico to see his girlfriend. I'm happy for him and I know he'll have tons of fun, but we're going to miss him a lot. It just makes me think that we are growing up fast (or at least he is), even though he is only 19. The fact that he will not be spending Christmas and New Year with us is kind of a sign of it. But anyways, him leaving reminded me of one of my favorite songs: "When You're Gone" by Avril Lavigne.

I think at this time he is still in the bus, but I hope that he is doing good. :]

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cute Stuff on Top of My TV

I keep a lot of cute stuff on top of my TV. Here's a picture so you can know what I'm talking about.

Starting from the left:

♥ Cute dog: I got it a long time ago at some department store (I think it was Mervyn's).
♥ Giraffe: My cousin Sofia gave it to me about a year and a half ago.
♥ Hello Kitty head in the back: My cousin Valeria gave it to me last New Year’s Eve. I think she got it with a Happy Meal. It's the one with the body of a bee ^-^
♥ Pink Sanrio Character: I think it is called My Melody. My cousin Sofia gave it to me a couple of months ago. I think she got it in a Happy Meal in Mexico.
♥ Red turtle: My friend gave it to me as a gift from when she went to a trip in Mexico. It has a wobbly head ^-^
♥ Rubber ducky: A friend gave it to me last valentine day. It has a little heart in the top hat.
♥ Green Meepit plushie: I bought it at Limited Too. I would have preferred pink, but they only had them in that color. The crown/tiara was from another cat plushie that I got for Christmas years ago.
♥ Giant M&M: I bought it at Wal-Mart. My intention was to use it to keep coins in it and put it in my purse. But it is terribly hard to open, especially for a girl with short fingernails. But still, it is so freakin' adorable ^-^.
♥ Uni: My mom gave it to me when I graduated from high school. What can I say? I love Neopets ^-^
♥ Crocodile: I bought it at Target at the $1 section. It is so freakin' cute and I named it Kevin ^-^
♥Rubber gummy animals: I got them for a quarter each at a machine at Cici's Pizza buffet. From left to right: pig, bear, pig, and monkey. The monkey was given to me by a girl in my piano class in high school, but she probably got it from the same place I did.

So that's about it. I really love anything cute ^-^

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Holidays! Yay!! Things I've Bought!

Today I had my last final at school. It was more like a final group project. I'm so happy that this semester is over, but at the same time, I'm going to miss my professors :[ I'm still at school because my brother is still in class taking his finals, and he is my chauffeur. Ok not really, if he would read this, I would have to forget about him driving me to school, LOL! But it is alright, I figured that as long as I have a computer with Internet, I'm happy :] And I'm actually using a Mac right now, Aww they're so pretty! I'm using it with XP because I have never used Mac OS before. I'm so relieved that classes are over, now I can dedicate more time to my blog.

I've been buying a lot of stuff lately, which I feel a bit guilty for :[ Here's what I've got:

A new coat! I've never had one, and this is so pretty. It is Guess (not that I care about name brands) and it was at a good price. I'm actually wearing it right now and it is so comfy and warm. It looks like this, but it is black (I couldn't find a picture of it):
A new flat iron! My old one works just fine, but I've read that this one works just as well as the CHI, but is half the price. I've seen them before at Sally's, but I thought that because they're generic, they wouldn't work. Turns out they are amazing! They used to have really cute designs before: cherries, stars, etc. Now they only have snakeskin prints. I really like mine; it is hot pink, almost neon. It does work very well; I especially love how it curls my hair. It makes it look so natural, something that curling irons never did for me. And obviously, it straightens hair very well, too.
A new desk! It arrived on December 3, as planned. I absolutely love it! It was so easy to assemble. I only needed my dad's help to bring the box upstairs to my room, because it was very heavy. My dad offered to help with the assembly, but I ended up doing it myself. It was super easy, I just needed to screw in the legs, and the little drawer knobs. I love how it looks in my room!!

So those are the things I've bought lately that where relatively expensive. But it seems like I'm not stopping there. I want a new MP3 player. I’m not falling for the whole iPod trend; I think they're overpriced and way too delicate. I have looked in four different online stores and I’ve narrowed down my choices to three. The SanDisk Sansa 4GB Fuze, in pink obviously:
The Creative Zen Mozaic 4GB, in black:
And the SanDisk Sansa 8GB Fuze, in silver (mainly because there is no other choice of color):

So that's about it. It is a very long post, but I just wanted to share all of this with you. Thanks for reading.


Friday, December 5, 2008

My first vegetarian anniversary.

Today, it's been a year since I became a vegetarian. I'm proud of myself. I'm glad I could make it this far, and hopefully I can stay like this for many years to come.

I remember when I started and a week passed, and I was so excited, but I wondered if I could make it to a year. And here I am today, I haven't eaten anything that once had a face :]