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Archive for April, 2009

Careful What You Wish for

Posted by thearrow on April 28, 2009

Remember how I was crying out for help because The New Yorker was taking my life over and how, if my friends loved me, they SHOULD NOT (repeat: should not) give me a gift subscription to The Economist, too? I thought I was being funny, especially since the latter is quite expensive, so I didn’t give it much thought after that.

Well, a friend gave me a gift subscription to The Economist that he didn’t even have to pay for! (or so he says)

Dude, from now on I’ll have to 1. schedule every waking minute of my life and 2. be careful what I even don’t wish for πŸ˜€

To the friend who gave me the subscription, though, I want him to know that I am indeed very grateful. He’s helped me with lots of important things and I can only wish I can return the favor someday. I just thought this was too hilarious not to share.

So I think I’ve progressed from “ask and thou shalt receive” to “think and thou shalt receive.”


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I Fell Asleep on the Bus

Posted by thearrow on April 22, 2009

I woke up at my usual 2 something a.m. Tuesday night and somehow managed to go back to sleep until around 4 am. After that, forget it. I got up, made myself a nice big cuppa java, read the newspapers, chatted with friends from back home, and left for work at 7:00. On the bus I started feeling drowsy, so I thought I might as well just doze off, which I had done before. Boy, was I sleepy! I get to hear the announcement of the stop before the one I usually get off at (18 &K) and then I fall asleep πŸ˜€ I woke up when the bus was announcing it was stopping at the 15th street. Whoa! I work on 21st street, I’d better get off right now. In the process of waking up and rushing off the bus I forgot my gloves behind. Damn it! Nothing annoys me more than losing gloves and umbrellas.

I walk in the first Starbucks I see and get a double espresso, hoping that I’d wake up on the way to work. I did. Somewhat.

Then, in the evening, the last bus that takes me straight home whizzed by me two minutes earlier than it was supposed to, therefore I had to first take the metro and then another bus. By then, I was super cranky, tired, and hungry.

This morning I woke up later (as in 6 am), took my time to start the day, and wanted to take the last bus (the one that takes me straight to downtown DC and only runs during rush hours). Well, that one was early too! So I froze in the bus stop for 30 minutes until the next bus came. And this time I hadn’t taken gloves with me because I was afraid of losing them.


And zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Meet Mr. Jinks

Posted by thearrow on April 16, 2009

A.k.a. my boyfriend’s cat. He’s a Maine Coon (the cat, that is). Very talkative and sociable. He jumped on my lap in about 5 minutes after seeing me for the first time. He loves to be brushed (and you wouldn’t believe how much hair he sheds). But, as lovely and affectionate as he is, you don’t want to mess with his big paws and claws. He’s not one of those kitties that will do whatever you want; he won’t hesitate to let you know when you rubbed or scratched him in the wrong place. Gently, but with a claw firmly out there at the ready πŸ™‚

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Feeling Silly

Posted by thearrow on April 14, 2009

So I’m drinking a glass of red wine instead of taking Diazepam. LOL. I can’t wait to get off that drug, but now I’m too giddy about work and I’m afraid I won’t be able to fall asleep because I’ll be looking forward to go to the office. How crazy is that! Something must be wrong with my brain but then again, I’ve always been (a little too) enthusiastic than most people, in an almost child-like way.

I’m still pinching myself to make sure I haven’t dreamt that my dream came true πŸ˜€

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My Wish Was Granted

Posted by thearrow on April 10, 2009

Remember my Moon post from a while ago? Remember how I was saying, “I thought, hm, if the moon was so beautifully presented to me on my balcony, maybe other things I really want will come true, too :) . They’re right whey they say, ‘ask and thou shalt receive,’ I’m telling you”?

Well, my friends, my dearest wish, which I thought was as impossible as getting the moon, was gracefully granted to me when I expected it the least. I get to stay in the States, keep the job I love, keep the life that was otherwise perfect for me. The icing on the cake is that now I have someone to share it with, too. And no, he has nothing to do with how my wish was fulfilled. My wish came true in the exact way I wanted it to, which was the most elegant possible. And yes, it came true when I started to be at peace with the thought of not getting it.

Ask and thou shalt receive.

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This Is How I Feel

Posted by thearrow on April 8, 2009

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