Thursday, September 29, 2005

Hopefully darker hair will make me look less pale

Blonde. That's what I've been for all of my life (except that time my sister and I tried to dye my hair auburn but it turned orange). I'm getting tired of the blonde though. I planned to dye my hair darker like 9 months ago but as soon as I moved to California that idea went down the poop shoot. I think it's actually illegally to be brunette in California. But's time. Next Tuesday I will officially become a brunette. *GASP*

I'm scared though. I've had a few bad haircuts and I never want to go back to looking like I had a mullet. But I'm trusting in these people. I'm also going to be paying them over $150 so it better make me look DAMN GOOD. The last haircut and highlights I got cost me $110 and I was not happy so I hope paying $50 more will work.

Now I need to go spend the last few days with my highlighted blonde hair and dirty blonde roots...excuse me.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Hammer Strength

I usually work out most nights around 8 o'clock but today I got a wild hair to go work out a 8 in the morning. BAD IDEA. I was sooo tired after only like 5 minutes on the eliptical that I wanted to quit. I didn't...I stayed on that damn machine for 22 minutes but it was pure hell.

OH...and what happened to this "you'll be happy after you work out because endorphins are released". Didn't work. I was so bitchy I seriously wanted to tackle the next person who walked by me with a smile on their face. Obviously I'm missing some endorphins.

I knew working out wasn't good for you.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


My friends and I went down to Santa Cruz yesterday to watch the sunset.

I'm starting to feel like I'm one of the kids on Laguna Beach...eek!


Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Real Law and Order

It has been an interesting and exhausting week.

Going through the jury selection process for a murder trial is not fun. I'm not on the jury though....phew.

My mind is mush from going through the process though and I was this close to being on the jury but I told them I didn't know if I could handle looking at all the crime scene photos. The prosecution lady let me go.

I'm off the the beach to go watch the sunset with friends.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I need an edumacation

I think just living in a box down by the river for the rest of my life would be nice. I've been thinking I need to start college next year but after looking at a couple of schools my mind is numb.

I went to public school until halfway through my junior year when I dropped out and started home-schooling myself and eventually got my diploma. I never took the SAT's or the ACT's. I never completed two years of a foreign language and now It looks as though I'm fucked. These two schools I've been looking at want both of these things. Uhhh...Why?

I find it very weird that we have to be tested when we come out of high school just so that we can go to college. The people who want to go to college should be able to go to college without having to take a freakin test.

So now I sit here wondering what the hell I am going to do with my life come March when I'm leaving California. Maybe I should just become a stripper.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Grumpy Gills

I'm not a morning person at all.

I would be much happier if people just wouldn't talk to me until like 10 am. Today when I walked downstairs I had a nice little note telling me that host dad couldn't drive himself to the freakin doctors so I had to while trying to get the kids ready for school and leave 15 minutes before we regularly do. Great.

Girl was cranky, boy was in his room not wanting to come out and host dad was being lame and dramatic.

If the morning starts out like this I know the rest of the day is pretty much going to be shitty.

I love Mondays

Sunday, September 18, 2005

If you want to destroy my sweater

I just got tickets for the Foo Fighters/Weezer concert


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

You're joking...Right?

Something happened of while we were on the East Coast that just changed my perception of the family I am currently nannying for.

After being in Virginia for a few days we went to see a harp recital at the church in Williamsburg. While walking back Host Mom approached me and told me that Host Dad was upset at me because he doesn't think I'm doing what was expected of me. This pissed me off. We never set expectations before we went on vacation so I was just helping out where I needed to and watching the kids. I guess that wasn't good enough for them.

After we got back to the condo I sat down with them to talk about this. Host Mom started talking about how she's cooked dinner for the past two nights (soo..?) and one night she dirtied the microwave and wanted me to clean it up but didn't know how to ask. I thought she was joking at first, because really, what person asks someone else to clean up their mess in the microwave? But she wasn't joking.


This is one of the most bizarre things I've had happen since I've lived with these people.

Monday, September 12, 2005


My cool new boyfriend

Friday, September 09, 2005

Grey Gooser

Yesterday after finishing her homework girl decided that she wanted to draw me my "dream house". I told her I wanted a three story house, 7 bedrooms, and no kids. She was drawing away for like a half an hour when she came over and told me about the first floor. She's pointing out the kitchen, the study, the 15,000 plasma t.v.'s. I see this weird room and I ask her what that room is for. She told me thats where I'm going to keep all my vodka and beer.

She knows me to well.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Teenagers, Damn Teenagers

After getting back from vacation I recieved a lovely piece of mail which had the big words JURY SUMMONS written on it. I knew what this meant. Jury Duty!

I took the letter to my bosses and told them that I was being summoned for jury duty later this month. They pretty much jumped down my throat wondering how in the earth they were going to work this out, because yah know, they can't survive without me. I just let it go but I sat down and talked to Host Dad about it the next day.

After I asked him what the plan was he gets into this big long lecture about how he doesn't understand why 18 year olds are allowed to be on a jury in the first place and that these teenagers don't know what the hell they're doing and they can't decide a persons fate and BLAH BLAH BLAH.

It got me thinking though. Do the people I work for really think I'm stupid?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Daytime T.V., Here I come!

First Day of School, O how I love thee

Is it wrong of me to insist to the kids that we get to school 25 minutes early?

Or that when we do get to school I push them out of the car driving away even before the door is fully shut?

Nah, didn't think so.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Ahh, School is starting

Host Mom, Host Dad and I sat down and talked last night. It's so hard talking to people that are so cold and intimidating but I did it. I didn't get to express all my frusturations because I'm sure they would've fired me but I did get a lot out. I told them that I'm tired of cleaning up all their shit. I'm not the damn maid. They said that after being home with the kids for a whole week without a nanny they saw what really goes on. Quite sad that they're just realizing it now.

It also feels good that I told them I'm leaving in six months. I really want to go to college and with this job I'd only be able to take one class a semester. I'd be in college for like 10 damn years...not happening.

So now back into the repetition of everyday life. The kids start school this week, THANK GOD!

The trip up to see my Mom went well. She was a little overwhelmed by all the people which made her a bit crabby. I vowed to send some happy pills for Christmas.

Caroline came up with me to Oregon so we got to go the coast which was really cold but beautiful.

I also got to see my nieces and my older niece and I went shopping together for the day. She's getting to be such a little girl it's crazy. It was sad saying good-bye.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

It's to late for this shit

I survived, barely.

We flew into Philly and the moment I walked out of the airport I knew I was doomed. The humidity hit me like a ton of bricks and my mood quickly changed. We were in Philly for two days and looked around, toured some was pretty fun.

Then we went down to Virginia. Good ol' Virginia. After being there for a week I really don't care if I ever see that damn state again. I thought the humidity in Philly was bad...oh no! You just walk outside in Virginia and you become wet. It's disgusting. Of course Host Dad also insisted that we go see all these freaking museums and pretend colonies during the middle of the day in this type of weather. So Virginia...kiss my ass because I don't ever want to come back.

We stayed in Virginia for like a week, and then we headed up to D.C. We stayed in D.C. for a day. I liked D.C. It was fairly clean and seemed like a pretty good city. After D.C. was NYC. New York rocked. The first day we went out to see the Statue of Liberty. The kids and I got on the boat first and Host mom and dad missed the boat. The kids started crying hysterically and I started bashing my head against the window. But, we survived and later went to the Broadway show Hairspray. That rocked. The last day we just walked around and shopped and stuff.

(More trip pics)

The trip was fun but it's nice to have a little break from the fam for awhile. I sent them an e-mail today explaining that we either need to hire the maid back or pay me more for all the cleaning I do. I also told them that I'm only staying for 6 more months and then I'm gone. They haven't e-mailed me back. We'll see what happens.

I'm tired so I'm out. Goodnight