The Year Of The Ram

1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

People born in the Year of Ram are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac's other years. But ram year people are often shy, pessimistic, and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply religious, yet timid by nature. Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Ram people never have to worry about having the best in life for their abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the creature comforts that they like. Ram people are wise, gentle, and compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.

don't worry all, i am still alive and well. more soon. does this describe at all?


the holidays.

the holdays are fastly approaching....i'll be 28 in a month and 2wks...and right now i am ill with close to 100* temperature. i actually do like this time of year, i feel festive though its hard to at times when its a good 85* outside. i miss my parents around this time of year. family is always important even if one's family is made of relatives, friends, gf/bf or your spouse.

i suppose i just wanted to tell everyone that i am still here even though my blogs are sparse. my everyday like isn't so exciting so there ya go. anyhow, i hope all of you have a great and happy holidays!

Merry Christmas!
Joyeaux Noel!
Mele Kalikimaka!


i feel the earth move under my feet.

so as some may have heard, there was a 6.6 earthquake in the Hawaiian islands on Sunday morning at about 7am-ish. i was done eating my breakfast, gotten dressed and was standing in the garage playing with my ipod when it hit. first the wind was strong and then the garage was shaking violently and then the house, the windows and the ground. a minute later it was done. all of the islands had the power knocked out. i went back inside my house and cried and saw that everything and everyone was ok. so i went to work. the store was a mess with busted ceiling tiles and glass and bottles overturned on the floor. the shelves were a mess. we all cleaned up and at about 10am the power turned back on. the day was crazy after that. other than that mishap, life is as normal. it was raining hevily all yesterday which was a great change. in all other arenas i am doing well. i've been exhausted lately which is weird cos i don't necessarily overdo it in my daily routine. but i've been very very tired. and forgetting things quite frequently. anyhow! aloha


welcome to the family!

here is the new addition to the family, a new kitty named Puma. a gal and we got her last night and she was found outside of a grocery store in the loading area. obviously a stray but she's cuddly and sleeping next to me on the desk as i type this.

the other cats are no so thrilled but this is the official 1st day so they'll eventually get used to her! as you can see she's all black, a very cat she will be during halloween!!

to the right is tigger, he's a boy cat and very very mellow. he has these amazing stripes and is now the "middle" kitty in the bunch!

and this is precious the "the oldest" of kitties. she's sassy and tempermental but so cuddly when she wants to be.

thus, this is our little kitty family!!!!



i've been a crappy correspondant. i don't write, hardly email and even call less. why, why, why? in all honesty i felt really disgusted at myself for how i was when i was ATL last. i'm embarassed and ashamed but primarily due to the fact that it was a short 5 or 6 months after my bicycle accident and that i felt very, very insecure. i got a tooth knocked and had not felt myself to be beautiful. now and then i did have a temp. replacement tooth but tis not the same. i feel ok about myself now. plus i'm just a bit lazy. i have the same day, everyday and its nothing worth writing about. but nevertheless i hear from no one and no one hears from me. I'M SO EXTREMELY TIRED! its the lazy days of summer.

i can't wait to leave in a month and a half!! Washington here i come!!!!! sometimes one needs to just get away to experience another life. to breathe the clean air and just drown in the rolling landscapes.

***an aside to Mj- i haven't really heard much of Kate Bush so any cool mix would be welcomed!!!

a bienot!


summer music groove

this is my music mix for the summer...i think they work pretty well together and there is some new and old stuff to celebrate a good summer with good tunes. also check out Jill Scott- Beautifully Human:Words And Sounds Vol. 2 anyhow i hope you enjoy it. *** i realize summer is almost done so maybe this will carry you until mis October!

The Blowers Daughter-Damien Rice
Put Your Records On- Corinne Bailey Rae
Behind These Hazel Eyes- Kelly Clarkson
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree- KT Tunstall
You're Beautiful- James Blunt
Bad Day- Daniel Powter
Over My Head (Cable Car)- The Fray
Talk- Coldplay
Speed Of Sound- Coldplay
Square One- Coldplay
Crazy For This Girl0- Evan & Jaron
Powerless (Say What You Want)- Nelly Furtado
Kind & Generous- Natalie Merchant
Break Your Heart- Natalie Merchant
Carnival- Natalie Merchant
Jealousy- Natalie Merchant
Quiet (Original Mix)- Zöel
Precious Little- Eleanor McEvoy


this thing you call love.

i've been hearing the song "Taxi Ride" by Tori Amos a lot lately. its a great song and the namesake for my blog. at least its the line from the song. "Scarlet's Walk" is a great album.

i've been working a lot lately and sleeping even more. its so hot here and i've been sleeping outrageous amounts. well a few naps here and there that are between 2-5 hours long. i feel like a pre-school kid that has to take the afternoon nap. in pre-school i used to fall asleep at the moment we had to be awaken. everytime. perhaps i sleep out of boredom or laziness. who knows.

but life keeps rolling on and on. i am truly happy with all of my friends, new and old. i am happy 95% of the time, when i'm awake. it also seems like its baby season. i know so many women who are pregnant. its crazy, especially in this heat. good luck to you gals!

a bienot!