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can somebody please slow down the time? i am running around like a mad woman here (or maybe not, but i just feel like i am) in between trying to get ready for my coming trip to pinas, meeting up my old friends from way way back and juggling two jobs. i mean, it's really a surprise that i was able to squeeze in a live nba game and a weekend over at my friend in connecticut in the chaotic two weeks that passed. do i deserve a medal or what?

so anyway, i was able to watch a live nba game, big deal. i've already forgotten about the plan to watch it and was prepared to do two weeks worth of laundry that night when i accidentally bumped into ruel and randy at the elevator. i was hesitant to go with them at first knowing that it's gonna be a boys night out but when i learned that michelle, ate tess and tigran's wife were coming, ako pa ang nagpumilit na sumama...he he he. so we went and i was finally able to drool over jason kidd in person to the utter envy of my little sis.

Originally uploaded by nerie.

now about my weekend in connecticut. it was an "i couldn't go-but i'm dying to-so i would-but i really shouldn't-but i'd miss the fun if i don't-that's why i went-and i'm sooo glad i did" kind of a story. i had prior commitments for that weekend. saturday, i was supposed to meet ate gigi, the person who booked our plane tickets for pinas. she was going to deliver the tickets to us personally and at the same time she wanted to meet joyce and me. sunday, i agreed to go with mia to that accountant who was going to do our taxes. thursday night, bajeck calls, telling me to scrap all my plans for the weekend. i did and before i knew it, i was on the backseat of melinda's car with an almost bursting bladder enduring the nyc traffic on our way to connecticut. screw the plane tickets and W2 forms! i am going to be with my old friends and i'm going to have fun...

the trip was definitely worth it. we had a lot of fun celebrating erwille's birthday, catching up with each others lives, reminiscing the old days in davao medical center, gossiping about the people we used to work with (yeah, we are evil!) and realizing that the five of us are still single, he he he. we were supposed to go home sunday afternoon, but due to insistent public demand (the public being gina), we stayed for another night, which gave us an opportunity to get drunk on the night before valentines day. monday morning, we hit the road again. relying on melinda's 7 month old driving skills and a map quest print out, we celebrated valentines day struggling not to get lost and arrive home safely in time for a 12 hour shift back at the hospital.

man, i wish we could do this more often.

note: the title is an inside joke from remarks that were made under the influence of martinis and vodkas. for more details, ask bajeck.



no time for long posts today, as i'm on a long work stretch this week. so it'll be just quickies for now.

  • it's superbowl weekend, but who's caring? certainly not me.

  • i have something to look forward to 2 weeks from now, because i just might go back to philly to meet some old friends. i hope the plans would push through. i hope i could find a good ang believable enough reason to call out from work that weekend. i hope we'll have fun. tons of it!

  • it's tax season already. so what?

  • i've moved to the smaller room last week. i'm having fun rearranging stuff even if it means i'm losing sleep because of it.

  • my friend is bugging me to fly with him to europe this may. i'm not sure if i wanna go, but even if i am, my finances would give me a jolt and wake me up to say that it's impossible, especially after the pinas trip and hopefully the new car.

  • a lot of friends are celebrating their birthdays this february! happy birthday to mai-mai, dennis and jazz... and also to my mother! birthday cards are on their way, because that's the only thing i could afford...he he he (hey at least i remembered!)

  • desperate housewives has been racking a lot of awards this year and i haven't seen a single episode of it. pathetic huh?

  • plans have been made about watching the live nets and lakers game this week. i know it's mostly going to be a night out of the 373 east main "guys" he he he, but i'm hoping one of the wifey's could go para naman hindi ako ma out of place sa kanila.

  • lastly....what do you get by passing someone else's work as one of your own? what kind of sick satisfaction makes you "right click happy" and cut and paste your way out and claim that those ideas came from your not so brilliant mind? i thought about this after i got an e-mail from this sassy lawyer, who is the latest victim of online plagiarism. read how she's kicking plagiarists' butts on her blog. unfortunately, the screenshots are not working and i think they removed the forum where the stolen recipes and pics were posted. but anyway, to the guys on kuro.ph who were responsible for this act .... shame on you!