melcreada: (cupcake)
I have no words for what is going on (or not going on, rather) in Congress right now. I will just say that I am not surprised that dumb fuck Cruz is from Texas. I am shocked and saddened by how many people I know and love are spittle-yelling, virulent Tea Party supporters. I feel like telling them that he who shouts loudest is not the winner, but what's the point? It seriously turns my stomach. I feel like once my parents and older brother are gone from this world, I cannot leave Texas fast enough.

I've never affiliated myself with any political party because I am always willing to listen to both sides; however, the divide has gotten so ridiculously huge and the messages so negative, I feel like there is no point in even trying to see things from both sides. Everyone else is digging in, so I will too. As a minority woman hanging on to the middle class by her fingertips, I cannot in good conscience support the Republican Party. As a human being, I cannot abide the Tea Party Republicans. There are plenty of things about the Demos I don't like, but guess what? At least their lies sound believable.

See what I did there? Said I wasn't gonna talk about it...and yet I did.

So, on to other news. I am beat! This Thursday, the San Antonio Aids Foundation is having a charity event and my sister and I have offered to provide some bake sale items (she has gotten mad-talented at cake decorating and I am still obsessed with baking, because I am on forever! diet, LOL). I am making a rainbow cake (hee!), a chocolate cake with raspberry filling and ombre icing, and a dozen pies-in-a-jar (apple and raspberry). To prevent myself from staying up until 3AM on Thursday morning and cursing the day I ever offered to do anything for anyone, I am trying to prep stuff this weekend. So I assembled all the pies and put them in the freezer tonight. Easy but time-consuming! On Wednesday night, I will bake the cakes and on Thursday, I will pop the pies in the oven and put frosting on anything in the kitchen not moving.

I need to lie down...

I have seen that 30 Days of Blogging meme going around and I was going to start it today, but I think I will postpone. I still have dishes to do and for some reason at 8PM tonight, I decided to wash all the sheets, bedspreads, and comforters. Whyyyyyy?????

So, next time: meme!

Now, enjoy some pie in a jar (OF COURSE I had to taste test!)



Ugh

Aug. 21st, 2012 11:23 pm
melcreada: (ouran bitch please)

Between the Planned Parenthood ruling and that piece of talking excrement Akin's "forcible rape" comments, I find myself wanting to quote...Rachel Green?

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Yeah...I guess so. No matter how you feel on the subject, the fact that men have a bigger say than women (statistically speaking, lawmakers are predominantly male) on this subject just makes me rage.
melcreada: (nivia gonzalez)
Haven't posted in awhile - life has been kind of hectic lately. I just got back from visiting my brother and his wife in Yuma, AZ. I love going out there. We usually just hang out, visit their local haunts, and cap off the visit with a drive to San Diego. I love returning to SD - I have plenty of good memories that overshadow the bad. But something about that drive through the mountains and the desert...during the day, it's no big deal. But at night, it comes close to breaking my heart. Even after all these years.
melcreada: (sm - usagi gnash!)
OMG, CRAMPS. Lady bits blow.

In other news, I am feeling a compulsive desire to update even though I have nothing to report, except...well...see above.

Anyone else feel like the work week should really end on Wednesday afternoon? Holy Hell, this has been a super-long week. Work is nuts...I had no idea people could attend seven meetings in one day and stay sane. OH WAIT. They can't!

Allow me to express my feelings in picture form:

Bring. It.

Jan. 21st, 2012 10:31 pm
melcreada: (adults suck!)
Tooth just cracked. Seriously.

What the Hell?! Thank goodness it's my baby tooth or I would be in serious pain right now...but the dentist will probably want to pull it and do a bridge or something. *dread*

My life...

Dec. 2nd, 2011 10:27 pm
melcreada: (i will never learn)

Sitting here, drinking red wine and crying while watching Love Actually, lol.

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melcreada: (Prose before hos...awwwwww yeah!)

After my fantastic meltdown this weekend, I am feeling a little better. Yes, I am in a minor financial crisis not of my making, yes my job is so stressful that I regularly need afternoon naps/crying jags to get through the week, yes there are things in my life that I am avoiding because I don't have the energy to deal (health, house falling apart, refinancing rigamarole). BUT. I will persevere. A girl can dream.

JP cheered me up this weekend by taking me to see Anonymous, which I enjoyed except spoiler! )  Still don't believe the theory, but I love love love period dramas. Rhys Ifans, who knew? Hubba hubba!

Then we went to Half Price Books with our coupons and I bought a bunch of books on English history. Again. My Elizabethan/Shakespeare library, let me show you it.

Saw Nay-Nay tonight, which is always nice. She has agreed to go with me for sushi tomorrow and I am excite! Ten bucks says raw fish will not go anywhere near her mouth. It's okay - she is accompanying me which makes me : )

melcreada: (headphones let go)

Not gonna lie, I teared up as I was watching this trailer. Pearl Jam's music has been the background for a good chunk of my life and I can't hear one of their songs without a river of memories roaring through my head. Can't wait for the movie!   ♥

Pearl Jam: Twenty from Victoria Taylor on Vimeo.
melcreada: (cake full of woe)

God, those poor people in Japan. My heart goes out to them. Those pictures are surreal and horrible.

In more selfish news - ugh. WTF is wrong with me? I've been mopey all weekend. It definitely has to do with current job worries and possibly my sudden, urgent need to lose weight (I have been feeling like total crap lately). Starting tomorrow I am going to do something about this shit, although pumping myself up constantly has been taking its toll on my emotional well being. It's a vicious circle.

In good news, I found my Lady Gaga concert ticket just in the nick of time! The concert is on Tuesday and I thought I had lost the damn thing. Yay.

Tonight I watched Being Human and more House Hunters International (laughed my ass off because it was so obvious that the realtor thought the prospective buyer was a tool...he totally was, btw).

Okay, bedtime. Good night, all.

So...

Feb. 20th, 2011 07:21 pm
melcreada: (sagittarius)

Yay, a sale on my mattress means I am FINALLY going to buy it! Yes, I said this months ago, but, you know...I am teh procrastinator.

All those secession supporters need to GTFO. They are beyond ridiculous and every article I read on them has yet to convince me otherwise. I wonder what it's like to be that stupid. I bet it's actually pretty awesome.

I have no news to report other than to say I am sorry for ignoring my flist - I swear I have been reading, just not commenting because I am a lazy muthafucka. I don't feel like I have a lot to offer to the world right now, in terms of positivity and human being-ness. In other words, I have been basting in my own suckitude (and THAT, Ms. Palin, is how you create words).

Oh, yeah. I also have a total girl boner for this purse:


Pink, ruffly, looks like a pair of underwear I used to own.

In other words, awesome.
melcreada: (Adult!)

So we drove to Austin yesterday and within a few minutes of being on the highway, a rock hit my windshield (again!) and cracked it (again!). I took it this morning to be repaired, but now my windshield looks super shitty with two repaired cracks, one on either side. *pout*

In other news, I think I am going to try meditating to help with my anxiety. Someone suggested it to me, and frankly, I really need to try something. I am just annoying the Hell out of myself with all this internal nattering and whinging and anxious dread setting up shop in the vicinity of my stomach.

Well, it's cold here but we won't get any ice or snow. I know I should be grateful, but once in a while I do like the idea of the world shutting down and taking a pause. People up north can line up to slap me now...

One more thing, because it made me laugh and laugh (I recycle these bad boys year after year after year and I am so thrilled that you can finally opt out of receiving them now):

melcreada: (bitch needs to man the fudge up)

I have a wicked case of the mean reds.

Hate, hate, hate this feeling.

Am listening to Vivaldi go through his Four Seasons, hoping Winter will shake me out of it.

I have already washed the dishes and put away some of the Christmas ornaments (don't judge me!). Now, should I tackle the bedroom (such a mess) or wake up JP and insist that he cheer me up?

Decisions, decisions...
melcreada: (Adult!)

I know y'all are probably sick of hearing about it, but my next paycheck will have 40 hours of overtime. FORTY HOURS. That's so insanity...

I was graciously allowed two days off at the end of the month so I am getting a four-day weekend - what should I do? "Drink" and "sleep of the dead" are for normal weekends, so I feel this one must be special.

It's cold and rainy outside, but that's okay because it fits my mood.

JP is making me watch episodes of Northern Exposure and I am enjoying it. It's a little strange at times, but good. We have also been watching season 1 of Merlin, which is good in a "bad TV" kind of way. It's not even the non-canon stuff I have the issue with, it's more the modern slang they use and the smirky, "haha, get us in tights!" kind of undercurrent. I don't know. The two main characters are all kinds of pretty and I want to keep watching to see if the writers get a grip on where they want to go with the show. Anyone out there watch it? Does it get better?

I am also reading Hayao Miyazaki's Starting Point, which is mainly a collection of interviews, essays, and stories from 1976-1996. They cover the gamut from his work history and thoughts on animation to his ideals and beliefs. It's a heavy read and dry at some points, but if you ever want to find out what Miyazaki is like, this is not a bad way to do it (he's kind of an opinionated workaholic, but I don't think that surprises anyone, considering the sheer volume and quality of animation the man has generated).

Oh, good. I am getting texts and phone calls from work. Let's bump that overtime higher! Bye, y'all.


Meme again

Dec. 31st, 2010 05:51 pm
melcreada: (infinite ways to fuck up)

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve, flist. I plan on lying around, drinking champagne, eating snacks, and watching TV (perhaps a Merlin marathon is in order?).

2010, you have been one bastard of a year. Thanks for making me stronger, but you can go fuck off now. Ring out the false, ring in the true. Or something to that effect. New Year's resolutions about weight, etc. coming up later, when I am not full of Taco Bell.

I did a few more day's worth of that meme:

Nine things about yourself )

Eight ways to win your heart. )

Seven things that cross your mind a lot. )

melcreada: (high school girls)

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!

My apologies - I know I owe emails and comments, but my family has driven me to brink of insanity (hanging on by my fingertips, people). With the Kid and Traci here, almost every minute of my day is occupied. On top of that, I have been having tummy problems all week, which is very unusual (cast iron stomach, here) and it has been exacerbated by the constant drinking and eating we do a la familia. And finally, my sinuses have decided to lead a revolt against the allergens and my poor, poor head has been feeling the aftermath. Just headache-y, tired, and PISSED OFF for much of this week, my beloved vacation and the first one I've had since the beginning of July. Oh, well. An event looked forward to with much impatient desire does not always brings its promised satisfaction. /P&P geekery.

Okay, now that THAT is out of my system, I can say I am very thankful for the insanity-inducing family. I am thankful that I still have a job in these woeful times and can buy presents for the people I love. I am happy that we are still all together, against the most incredible odds that say we should be missing a couple of people from the table today. Thanks to the powers that be for the large amount of joy and the small amount of sorrow that they have found fit to send me. And many thanks to my online friends, who constantly make me laugh and feel loved, even when I am by myself in front of a computer. Have a great day, everyone. ♥ ♥ ♥

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Oct. 30th, 2010 10:46 am
melcreada: (books and flowers have power)

- I made some awesome chili last night. Omnomnom. It was super easy, too! Brown the meat and onions, dump in canned beans and tomatoes, most of a beer (keep behind a bit for the cook), add a truckload of spices, and cook until you have to go upstairs and go to bed, for crying out loud! We watched a few episodes of Entourage and A League of Their Own while I was cooking and JP gave me all kinds of cool facts about the movie, like how most of the stars were replacements and everyone hated Madonna. LOL!

- I am depressed beyond all reason that we are not attending the Rally to Restore Sanity. I am so tired of everyone shouting at the top of their voices in the political arena - and appalled at the ignorance of many of the Tea Party candidates. I wish I could go and show my support for rational discourse, but I might need that money pretty soon just to survive. : ( Good luck to all the rally goers! Be moderate and proud! Seriously, so sick of the constant state of anger and fear that seems to perpetuate every minute of our lives.

- As you can see, I have given up on the last meme. Oh, well. It was good while it lasted, baby. It's not you...it's me.

- I got invited to a Halloween party, but I'm not going because I am a wuss. I am filled with anxiety at the thought of attending, although I know once I get there, I will have a good time. So it goes, so it goes. Fear of talking to others in a social setting...bites ya in the ass every time.

- I am hungry. Chili for breakfast? LOL...

And finally: it's cool out, we have Ichabod Crane, Charlie Brown, and Garfield Halloween DVDs geared up for this weekend, so really, how bad can life be? Have a good weekend everyone and be careful!

melcreada: (all this bullshit)

Last night, I watched several hours of Say Yes to the Dress whilst eating baked taters. Tonight was popcorn and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Love that movie! Can't believe it's ten years old. Wow...

I was also reading an article about breaking bad habits and when I got to this:

After years of negative self-talk (“Look at how fat I am,” or “No one likes me at work because I’m not talented”), a funny thing happens, says Dr. Rankin: People tend to withdraw from social situations and intimacy. A poor or destructive self-image is also linked with depression and anxiety.

I was like, whoa! Light bulb! I actually used to be fairly social and outgoing. It's never come naturally to me, but it never felt scary either. Now I'd rather have my toenails pulled out than go to a bridal shower or a work event. I have to mentally prepare myself for going out with my friends sometimes! It seems like my negative self-talk used to be a way to motivate myself (you can do better than that!) but now it's more like, "I am totally not shocked at what a loser you turned out to be. You can't do anything right." Sometimes I congratulate myself and feel pleased with something I've done, but mostly I am beating myself down.

What. A. Bummer. Must try to, you know, not do that so much. I think it's harder as you get older, though. You tend to hem yourself in: I can't quit my job, I have a mortgage. I can't start a new career, I'm too old. Not everyone is like this, but I know for me, sometimes it's a chore just breaking through my own thoughts and self-doubts. Forget about everything outside myself. I'm exhausted just talking about it! It's a selfish form of bellybutton gazing, to be sure. But that voice sure gets loud sometimes...

I really feel like writing, but have no idea what to write. I have half a dozen stories I have started and abandoned over the past couple of years. Maybe I should pick one of those up.
melcreada: (twilight bitch as if!)
Right after I posted my emo vomit last night, the following song came on last.fm: Cheer Up (You Miserable Fuck) by David Ford. Oh, how I laughed. Yes. My absurdity knows no bounds, eh? EH?!

Tomorrow is my last day of work before a whole week off. Hooray! Things that are happening:

Sat: Lunch with the girls and company Christmas party in the evening. REO Speedwagon! Wow, I am excited. Why?
Sun (maybe): Christmas Pops! Singalong at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. Rogue caroling FTW!
Sometime next week: Big birthday/anniversary dinner to celebrate a quarter of the family events for the year. I will be making my own birthday cake, which is not as pitiful as it sounds. I am kinda looking forward to it.
Next Sat/Sun: Weekend in Austin with Nay-nay! So happy about that. I need a little downtime with my bud.

Also to do this upcoming week: get stuff ready for Goodwill (I want to throw away so much shit, it is not even funny), finish making/buying gifts, ship some cards and gifts out, and cheer the fuck up already!
melcreada: (christmas berries)
Oh, brother I am sad. Like, crying in the car on the way to work sad (don't even remember what started me off). I hate when I get like this, especially because it is my favorite time of year and it always goes by so quickly. So, until I feel like a human being again (versus the pile of desperate sadness I am right now), I will try and post positive things. So, here goes:

1. During my lunch hour, I was driving in the cold gray drizzle, among maniacs and assholes, and as I was waiting at the light, I noticed some baby deer picking through the wooded area inside the fenced area of my campus. Aw...

2. I got to watch my sekrit TV boyfriend Geof for an hour tonight on two Ace of Cakes episodes. ^_____^

3. I had a great conversation with the Kid yesterday that lifted my spirits as we joked about Steven Seagal's pashmina among other absurd things.

Oh, yeah and before I forget: I am ridiculously late, but if anyone wants a Christmas card, please leave your information in the comments (I will screen, of course). I loooove buying Christmas cards. Thanks!
melcreada: (cooking mama)
I have spent all morning being domestic and shit. I made breakfast, did a couple of loads of laundry, washed the dishes, and mended a torn pocket. MENDED. Now, I am making potato salad for the oven fried chicken I will be whipping up later.

Sometimes I kinda like being domestic, staying at home and working on things where there is a tangible sense of completion. All I need is to find some sucker to pay all my bills so I can do just that...LOL!

My mystery date with JP on Saturday was a trip downtown to the Magik Theater to see the Ju Percussion Group. They are awesome! If you ever get a chance to check them out, do it. They are talented and obviously enjoy what they are doing.

In news of the retarded, I have been checking obsessively to see if more tickets for the Swell Season were going to be released (with no luck) but on the day of the actual concert (yesterday) I forgot to check (because I am a dumbass) and guess what? They released more tickets! I realized this when I checked twitter at around 11PM last night. Ugh. Oh, Stupidity, why do you never leave me?

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