Thursday, June 4, 2009

Randomishness on a Wine Night

This week has been rather difficult. I decided to get rid of one of my closest friends for the sake of my own personal well being. Sometimes you have to clean and rearrange the clutter to make space for the new things to come into your life, so I did. I sat listening as Amy crooned “my tears dry on their own,” silently willing the droplets back into my sockets. My mood is sorta in between buying a tub of Baskin & Robbins or going to the gym and taking it out on the Stairmaster. In due time, and due process things will be better. I know it shall be.

In other news… CONGRATS to all the new mommies. I feel like my prayers of someone-else-having-a-baby-so-I-can-have-an-excuse-to-buy-baby-stuff was answered. I’ve got three babies to spoil in some way, shape, or form. Welcome class of 2027 and 2028! Is it too soon to think about their high school graduation? It doesn’t matter, they are all going to UC Berkeley for college. We can never have too many Blue and Gold Bears.

I have a bit of advice for the Mommies, buy “The Places You Will Go” by Dr. Seuss and read it to your baby every night until they are 50. I still read the book-when I am stressed or need answers and it always helps.

I miss my cousin. She’s been in and out of the hospital for the past few months and I haven’t talked to her. I can’t visit her because I am here in the Bay, she’s in L.A. I used to talk to her every single day, and now, never. I need her, I relied on her support through out every moment in my life. She’s the wind beneath my wings. I feel empty with out her, like a void that can’t be filled with something else.

New Blogs, Videos. I decided that starting in July, I am going to start a series of vlogs and written blogs to help people get through the graduate school application process this year. I could write whole books with the stuff I know and I would like to help others get into the programs of their choice. I’ll discuss the GRE’s, statement of purpose, personal statements, and letters of recommendation. We’ll talk about different options whether to apply for the part-time or full-time programs, Ph.ds vs. Masters, and experience vs. none. Good idea? Send

I’ll post the first few here and then finish a separate blog on the subject.

In any case, you’ll see more blogs from me now. I’ve been wanting to write, but haven’t been able to lately.


  1. Yay! You're coming back to the wonderful world of blogging (insert sarcasm here)LOL

    Logan's godmommy bought her Where The Wild Things Are and I read it to her every time she starts causing a ruckus in my belly. I'm not sure if it's the book making her calm down or the sound of my voice reading...who knows, but I do know this, she sits her azz down and acts like she has some sense...I'll be adding ALL Dr. Suess books to my list...and Shel Silverstein ;)

    Hope your cousin gets better and good luck with everything else!

  2. Hey Logan's Mommy!

    I can't wait until Syn Jr.gets here. I don't know what the world's going to be like with two of you. lol


  3. Sucks to lose friends. Especially when they are close... or you think they are.

    Yeah for everyone, but me having babies. LOL

    How many letters of rec do you need? Just wondering...

    Hope your cousin is ok.

  4. Thanks Brittni,

    Feels good to be here. I've been missing this... I've written 4 blogs in 2009, it's time for a change. :)

  5. Hi and Hugs ChiChi,

    It does suck to lose those you believe were your friends. I feel better now that I am getting my grove back in terms of health and writing.

    You typically need three letters of rec preferably written by former Professors. They want to hear from their peers on your aptitude for graduate level work.

    Unless it's business, I hear they want professional letters.