Welcome to my Randomness VII

I am a guinea pig for 2 weeks with this Kangen water belief.  More detailed post to come.

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It has been a full week since I have taken any antihistamine medications. I am DYING from lack of sleep. I am perpetually tired.

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Not to mention after my test on Tuesday I was a complete zombie.

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My test is done, I have no idea what to do. I feel completely lost because for the past two months I’ve been study study study and now I don’t have to study til after Ben & Ryan visit. It’s weird.

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For the past month I had 8 email drafts in my folder and 4 starred emails to reply to or to finish and send out. Now, I only have 6 email drafts and no starred emails!  🙂

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More cousin time this weekend! Delano Filipino Weekend I haven’t been in AGES…

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My friend in Brazil who is getting married in 5 months will be purchasing an apartment with a guest bedroom. Know what that means?!?! Lord willing, Melanie will be going to BRAZIL! Woohoo!

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MEET MY FAMILY TIME:

Last Saturday. It was a little before 10am. I was in my comfy house clothes. I am sitting at the island/bar in the kitchen. I’m eating brunch and writing in my prayer journal. I am rudely interrupted by someone who doorbells 3x and knocks quite annoyingly. So much for ignoring them! I answer the door at first glance I thought it was the UPS man ’cause I see brown. Looking more closely it’s a brown jacket (it’s also blazing hott outside). I open the door it’s my cousin’s grandpa.

“Melanie! Good morning, where is John?!”

*The majority of this conversation is in Tagalog*

Me: Oh hi Lolo, John isn’t here.

Him: Where is he?!

Me: At church with Darlene

Him: What time will he be back? I bought this VCR from the Goodwill store and I want to know if it works.

Me: Oh, I don’t know what time they’ll be back.

Him: Where is your dad? How about your mom?

Me: My dad is at work and my mom is at Wal-Mart

Him: Wal-Mart?! Your mom is always shopping (mind you my mom was working a booth RU had at Wal-Mart. I’m not fluent enough to know the Tagalog words of ministry outreach at Wal-Mart, sorry mom.) What time will your dad arrive?

Me: Oh um, 3:00.

Him: Too long. Where is John? Will they be eating at home? or eating out?

Me: Oh I don’t know Lolo what they are doing.

Him: I want to know if this VCR will work. I want to return it when later today if it does not.

Me: Oh ok Lolo. I don’t know how to set it up because we have a new tv.

Him: Aye, I am thirsty you have Pepsi?

Me: Oh um yeah Lolo. Here.

By this time It’s like getting to 11am. I eventually drop him off at his house not before taking him to Stater Bros so he can buy meat and milk. (oh and after he drank his Pepsi he laid out on the couch to rest)  He’s been unable to buy milk because milk & meat are too heavy to carry from Staters to his house (just repeating what he says)

Anyway, yeah. My dad picks him up after work as he walks in the door I’m ready to walk out of the house–

Him: oh Hi I am back Mel.

Me: Oh Hi Lolo.

Him: Your dad invited me to come

Me: Oh ok Lolo.

Him: Where is your mom?

Me:( AHAHAHAH) Uhm, I don’t know Lolo she hasn’t been home.

Him: My goodness!

Me: Ok, well bye lolo!

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I believe this is as random as I can get (my family included). I may be wrong…

Is Your Church Like Mine? (via BarBeQuethMinistry!)

This is from this past week’s humor section in the teen bulletin. I found it quite humorous you may not be able to laugh because you understand. You may be able to laugh at how ridiculous these statements are but it is also completely true!

I have a weekly teen bulletin called the “Youth Light”.  It has the dates for coming events, special news and serves to give visitors and the ones who show up early something to read.  Also, there’s a prize for figuring out the answer to the “mind boggler” (riddle).  It’s extra work but a pretty important tool.  Plus, it’s fun occassionally coming up with the humor section myself.  I cracked myself up with last week’s list.  One would have to un … Read More

via BarBeQuethMinistry!

Welcome to my Randomness VI

The other day as I pulled out of my neighborhood someone was blasting their music. I was trying to look for the car. Oops, it’s not a car. It was someone on their BIKE! WHO DOES THAT?!

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Tony Vote is on the bandwagon for Randomness Posts!

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My friend Pamela Mirasol says I should be a writer.

I told her I would be mentioning her in my blog and she thinks because of that she’ll be famous.. ahahahaha

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I have been using the phrases/words: ‘as well’,  ‘I suppose’, and ‘ya’ll’, way too many times. I have used the word remiss 3x in the past week.

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Please define the word ghetto.

I’m in search of the most accurate definition possible.

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My mom called me out on my stress level the other day. My skin has been horrible and I know its stress. I am unable to hold any small object in my hand steady, let alone my own hands. Yes, I eat 3x a day sometimes 4x which is 2x more than I usually do. I have been drinking more than a gallon of water a day.  I wish I had 30 minutes to run on the treadmill every evening but that will soon be true after Tuesday!

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Ben doesn’t think I’m a girl. Apparently I don’t have woman’s intuition, based on his psychoanalysis. According to him, I don’t process and act like a girl would. Too long of a story. NEXT.

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This post received 56 views. July 21st I received 181 views. The most yet.

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Someone searched for ” picture drunk lady at bar” that’s how I got one viewer. For the record, I would not want to see a picture of a drunk lady.

Read post HERE.

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My sister has kindly agreed to do my laundry. Isn’t that so nice of her? She also bought me the CUTEST black peep-toe wedges, for my birthday.

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Any ideas on what I should do after I take my test? I’m thinking gong out to dinner but I don’t know where.

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Cheesecake Factory, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. Any slice is half off. I’m going! YEAH YEAH!

2 years, 6 months, & 1 day later…

It would have been.

The thought of those numbers are just that- a thought. Nothing significant, nothing to cry over, nothing to be bitter about, nothing to be sad for, nothing to lose my sanity and dignity over.

The above numbers would have also signified an inverse relationship with the days til marriage number, yet they are not. The number that now sticks out is six months of singleness.

In those six months many changes have taken place:

  1. I find myself living life, not implying that when I was dating I wasn’t living life. I just never experienced a singles life. Continue reading

Welcome to my Randomness V

I have not slept in my bed for a week now.

Why?

I went on vacation to Chicago for four nights.

I came home with foreign exchange students in my siblings’ room meaning my siblings had conquered my room. ( I have 2 full size beds in my room)

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I probably won’t be sleeping in my room for awhile though. My cousins are coming over this weekend. Then we get more foreign exchange students Sunday night. I don’t remember how many we are getting. We had 4 last time.

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Knott’s Berry Farm tomorrow with my cousins! Incidentally it ‘s Kababayan Fest, I don’t know what that means but one of my cousins asked if he should bring his cultural garb. Ugh, if you want to, I guess?

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I have about a week and a half left til my CPA exam. Ugh, my stress level is rising.

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I have been wearing skirts/dresses this whole week. It has been unbearably hott! I actually turned on the AC yesterday as I was driving home from work. The air was stagnant and heavy.

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Today, 9am in my car, driving to work with the windows down, I started sweating. This is insane! 9am?! SWEATING!

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Us cousins are supposed to have a picnic tomorrow, we’ll see how grumpy everyone gets because of the heat. Shows you how much I’m looking forward to it. No, I’m joking, I’m most definitely looking forward to spending some major quality time with my cousins for this weekend!!! 🙂

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Since I’ve been back from Chicago I have been horrible at communication. Well, communication involving my phone. Some text messages I haven’t replied to since the beginning of this week and some a couple weeks later. Horrible, I KNOW! I’m sorry! I promise after the 27th it WILL get better.

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Actually, now that I think about it. I like not being glued to my phone. For this past month I think I’ve forgotten my phone at home at least once each week. My phone has died more times this month than it has ever in the history of Melanie owning a cell-phone.

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My stress level? Yes, it is rising. I have noticed that when I sit down to study and do my questions I unconsciously begin to play with my hair and unknowingly I may pull hair strands. Weird and gross, I know but hey, just saying….


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Oh my boss’ dog died yesterday of cancer. Isnt’ that sad?! 😦


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I have to think of something really random because I don’t want to end on a sad random. That’s just mean. OH! Today after RU there will be a potluck/BBQ. I AM EXCITED FOR FOOD! Haha, Oh and for Bfast/Lunch (post t0 come) I had a bfast burrito. It was huuuge! It encompassed more than half of the brown paper bag!


Just wondering…

Office setting right?

You walk into the bathroom-washing your hands and your co-worker comes in.

Do you say hi and start a conversation?

Do you ignore them?

Do you talk about what you’re working on?

I think it’s just awkward.

Fortunately, I haven’t run into my co-workers, yet. I probably just jinxed myself, LOL.

Either way you look at it, it’s weird. Well for me anyways.

Welcome to my Randomness IV

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.

Any special celebrations? No, I’m going home to study. Sadness, isn’t it?

A year ago, I was a recent college grad with a part-time job at a sporting goods store attending a church where no one knew who I really was, wanting to get away from it all. Today, I am a Staff Accountant for a non-profit organization plugged into a church where I find people to befriend, minister to, and pray for.

My bob jones network is crazy-I’m finding that out with every Christian place I visit.

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My brother comes home from camp today! I miss him. It feels like I haven’t seen him in  F O R E V E R! In reality, it’s only been a week.

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I noticed that when dealing with paperwork I only like to see one staple holding papers together. If I notice more 2-4 staples for a stack of paper, I will remove all the staples and staple it all back together-only one staple necessary. Quirky huh?

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I’m still tired from my Chicago trip.

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My friend from college is getting married. She just called me today. Incidentally, she was trying to find me on Facebook and resorted to calling my ex-bf whom she didn’t know was now my ex-bf. Weird, huh?

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I do not appreciate being whistled at. Just to let you know. I am not some sort of dog or animal to whistle and holler at.

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Oh and that guy I was talking about a month ago? Yeah, he e-mailed me.

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It’s true, you never really know someone until you’ve spent several days with them. I

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Our organization is funded by the state. The state has not approved their budget once again, so, my salary is now minimum wage until August. It’s a good thing I’m a fiscal conservative.

Chicago July 5th

*To be updated as pictures are received*

Toured Joann’s campus, University of Chicago

Ate Girodano’s Pizza for lunch (11ish)

Then roamed the city!!

Chicago River

Couldn't really support the NBC logo!

Found lego man at the mall...

Millenium Park

Reminded me of Disney Concert Hall

The Bean

Joann & I at the bean

We also went to a White Sox-Angels Game…unfortunately the angels lost.. Pics to be uploaded

Random Man I NEEDED to take a picture with!

Navy Base: July 4th

Sunday church-Ben fell asleep, as usual.

Sunday was basically travel day.

Again, Ben sleeping…

Saw a full rainbow while driving to pick up Joann

Traveled to Chicago from Indiana.

Picked up my cousin from her Mansion!

Traveled to Zion to pick up Kris.

Traveled to the Navy Base for the hour-long fire works show. Maybe it was an hour and a half. Either way, the fireworks show was long and AMAZING. The one thing I noticed was that after each segment the sky cleared unlike in California the smoke would remain and fill the sky with smog so that by the finale the background was white. It was awesome! I absolutely loved the fireworks show.

Well before the fireworks show ended we walked around-there was a carnival/fair type stuff set-up. Food, games, & rides. Very very cool stuff.

Its called an Elephant Ear. It had cinnamon and powdered sugar on fried dough-ish stuff. It was ok.

After the fireworks show, we left and drove back to Chi-Town.

Drove around the town and saw the town lit up getting excited for sight-seeing the next day!!!