Tim

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Went to a movie and dinner with Tim last night at CineArts on Santana Row. He got free passes to a special screening of Resurrecting the Champ (a new movie coming out with Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett). It was pretty good. He got the passes through work so we ran into a bunch of his co-workers there (a bunch of young guys). One of the guys was from France (a friend of one of the co-workers). I didn't get a chance to talk to him. I probably would have been too nervous trying to speak French to him anyway.

It's really nice dating a guy that's really cute and normal and cool for a change

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This is not the day to be working. As some of you may now, there is a category 4 hurricane in the Caribbean. It's projected to impact Jamaica tomorrow. And we have quite a few travelers there and traveling to there in the next couple of days. The St. Lucia airport (UVF) was closed yesterday as the hurricane passed by but appears to have reopened today and flights are on schedule. This worked out really well that I'm working today. I wasn't scheduled, but I wanted to hang out with Sara on Wednesday so I took Wednesday off and took this Saturday from Rori. Rori might do ok but she really hasn't had to deal with these before. I've been here almost 7 years and have been through a lot of hurricane seasons and customer service issues. If they're not going to have a manager here, at least it's me.

Going hiking with Tim tomorrow. Well, we're hanging out and I'm going to try to make it into hiking. I have VERY few friends that will participate in outdoor activities. He has a lot of stamina which is good because then we can push ourselves a lot farther. Although, I think he does it less for exercise than he does for fun.

I just found out my cousin, Kristy, and her fiance are moving to Petaluma in October. Her fiance, Matt, is a fireman and works in San Rafael. All of his and her family live down here. She doesn't work. I don't know what she is going to do with herself up there. I live in San Jose so I think that's an hour or so from Petaluma. I can go up and see her sometimes but that's way way up past San Francisco and Sausalito. I remember riding up to Petaluma with TJ before and it was a long, boring drive.
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    work

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Saturday night, some friends and I went to a Taste in downtown San Jose. Pictures under the cut. It was pretty fun. There are 3 rooms with different music in each. They played Kayne's new song! I was so excited. Marisela pimped me out. She gave some guy my phone number that I had danced with. I had way too many shots of Tequila by this point. The guy asked if he could come home with me and I told him no but even if I wanted to I already had a guy there (Tim spent the night at my place but didn't come out with us). I don't really remember what this guy looked like but I remember him being really strong. I'm lucky I don't get hungover (I didn't eat all day Saturday or drink water) but I'm afraid it will catch up with me soon.

These aren't great pics of me.

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Sunday, Sara, Kris, Tim, and I drove up to Angel Island. We took the Tiburon ferry. It was a great hike. It's almost 800 feet to the top and you can see across the bay to both the Golden Gate and Bay bridges and we were at and above fog level. The fog was pretty low. It was sunny and warm, but not hot. It's fun hanging out the four of us. We all get along well.

Saturday night before the club, I went to dinner with Tim. I wasn't planning on eating that day (and didn't) but he insisted on going to University Chicken Sports Pub over by the San Jose State Campus and trying their 911 Challenge. It's a chain pub, I think and they only have them near universities. The challenge is that you have to eat 12 of their atomic thermonuclear wings in 10 minutes and then lick all the sauce off your fingers and sit there for 5 additional minutes. You can't drink anything or wipe any of the sauce off. It wasn't even a sauce on the wings. It's like a thickish paste of habanero sauce. He brought his camera and I shot a video of it so he could post it on youtube. Such a guy thing to do. He did it, though. I can't exactly say I was proud of him, but it is one of those amusing things guys feel they need to do in life to prove themselves.
  • Current Music
    Kanye West- Stronger

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Sort of amused by the Simpsons craze around the movie. Yet, I've heard that the movie was lacking and was more just like a long episode. That was from the only person I know that has seen the movie, though. I like the Simpsons, but I wouldn't consider myself a fan.

I am, however, a huge fan of Kanye West and his new song Stronger. He worked with Daft Punk and used their Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger song as a foundation. DP remixed their song and he rapped around and over it.

50 Cent is pissed off that Kanye is topping him in all charts. They both have an album being released on 9/11. Fiddy vows that if Kanye outsells him in album sales, he will never release another solo album again. Drama queen. It's probably best if he doesn't. I like 50 Cent but a lot of/most of his music sounds the same. Kanye, in my opinion, does some great collaborations and has yet to release anything I have heard that I don't like. The only collaborating artist of a similar genre that I prefer to Kanye is Timbaland.
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    Sean Kingston- Beautiful Girls

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Went to dinner with Tim last Saturday night. Then walked around downtown San Jose for a couple of hours. I have been wanting to do that and see the relation of clubs to each other and see how far it all is from my house. We walked around the San Jose State campus too (his school). It's a nice, open campus. I'd like to go there in a year. I hadn't previously wanted to but it's close to my house and a good school. He is a little on the dull side. Mostly because he's so laid back. He's so cute, too.

Hung out with Sara and Tim yesterday and then Tim more last night. I met a few of his friends from his old school (Heald College).

Going to try to go to Taste Ultra Lounge in downtown SJ Saturday night. My friend, Chynna, knows the owner and can get she and friends on the guest list anytime she wants to go. I'm trying to get Sara to go with us because Sara, Kris, Tim, and I are going to go hiking on Angel Island on Sunday and I was already trying to get Sara and Kris to spend the night at my house Saturday night.

Reminder to self: I STILL need to develop my pictures from Cabo and the East Coast! Ok, I'm doing it tomorrow.

Schedule for Fall semester:
Mon: math 8-1030
work 11-530
programming class: 6-9
Tues: work 9-1230
French 1-3
work 330-530
Wed: math 8-1030
work 11-530
Thurs: work 9-1230
French 1-3
work 330-530
Fri: work 9-530
Sat: work 8-3
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Sorry I haven't been posting anymore. I read all your postings sporadically but I haven't felt compelled to update myself. Live Journal is something that I started doing on TJ's suggestion and using it reminds me of him. I don't miss him but it reminds me of events that still anger me occasionally (if I think about them and that's usually when people bring it up). As I think I've mentioned before (not wanting to read back and remind myself of what I had to go through with him in order to see what I have posted), the further I move away from that time of my life, the more I realize how miserable I was. People told me. I didn't listen. I thought I was happy. Since then, I have realized a pattern in my life. I am miserable in relationships. It had nothing to do with TJ as a person. I start out great and liking them and then I suddenly, rapidly become miserable and depressed. And I don't realize it. I fake happiness and contentment to myself to avoid the fact that I am anything but. Maybe I pick the wrong people? That has been evident, thus far. Yet, I feel there's more to it than that. Looking back, I had become a shell of my former self. This is not the first time it's happened. And now, I have been dating a couple really great guys and it's nauseating to think of moving any further with any of them because I don't want to get how I get in relationships. TJ and I are trying to remain friends. We haven't seen each other in a few months. I still have no desire to hang out with him. After breaking up with any ex, I usually never speak to them again. I have that desire now but I am trying to break that pattern. I don't know if I will be successful in that because I'm still angry about it.

On a more cheerful, light note I'm finally all moved in to my new apartment in San Jose. It's a 1 bedroom in a great complex. I've had my own studio before but this is a real apartment which is really cool. It's nice to have my own space. The commute can be somewhat hard (52 minutes each direction to work). But it's a nice drive and I don't do it every day. I still spend the night in Santa Cruz a couple to a few nights a week.

For those of you in the South Bay, my complex is off 280 (the 1st Meridian exit), off Race St.

School starts in a month and I have a crazy schedule.
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    complacent complacent

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Hey guys! Just got back from Cabo last night. It was really fun. Finally got a decent tan. Drank a lot. Went clubbing A LOT. Didn't eat much and got lots of exercise. Lots of hot guys. Didn't spend much money (which was good because I didn't have much to spend). Marisela (the friend I went with) drove me nuts sometimes because she's very disorganized and scattered. I'm not exactly the most punctual person, but I felt like I was babysitting sometimes. viczaesar, I like travelling with you the best. You don't stress me out at all and you are mindful of time and responsibilities. Those aren't the only reasons, of course. :P

Will get the pictures developed and upload them as soon as I get around to it. I didn't take a lot. I miss my digital camera. :( Not that I would have wanted to carry the beast around Cabo with me, for God's sake.

Trying to catch up on postings. It's slow going because there are a lot I missed. Responses may be sporadic and random over the next few days.

Coming up on 2 months since TJ and I broke up. With the time and distance, I have realized a lot about our relationship. It pretty much sucked for the last 11 months of it. We maybe had about 7 good months before it started going downhill. I knew from the very start that we were complete opposites and a complete mismatch. But I thought it would be fun to try. We should have ended it after 6 months. Why we didn't, I don't know. We were quite boring as a couple. We didn't have romantic chemistry at all. Even from the start. And in retrospect, getting back to the person I was before TJ, we are so different, it's ridiculous that we even tried to be in a relationship in the first place. People told me that from the start, but I didn't want to hear it. I did love him. But I love easily. As rude as it was what he did, in all honesty, I can't really blame him. I sure as hell can't hate him. If you are with someone you clearly shouldn't be with and you've been dealing with it as long as you could and you come across someone else that is a great match, why in the hell would you stay with the person who were already with? Just to be kind? It's not fair to anyone. Everyone has a right to be happy. He really did us both a favor. We were both being stifled and I can really see that now. He said when he broke up with me that it was good to do it then so that we might be able to salvage our friendship. Maybe. I'm content just not having any weirdness because it seems weird to have this animosity when we were close friends for over a year. We probably won't ever be close friends again because we are such different people with completely different interests. But I don't want him as my enemy, either. We'll see, I guess.....
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    Maroon 5- Makes Me Wonder