Monday, April 30, 2007


Tonight's yoga was extra juicy b/c of all the humidity in the air, and i loved every second of it. It's the first "workout" that i've ever done where i'm not waiting for it to be over. In fact, when we take shivasana, i'm slightly disappointed that it's over. Although it does feel real good...

In other news, there was a woman found in the alley a block down. Yep. There are cop cars everywhere, and the entire block is taped off. To say i'm a bit scared is the understatement of the century.

The Beauty of EBAY

Oh yeah... that's right. It should be on its way from China as we speak!!!

P.S. please note the yoga poses Hello Kitty is doing on the bag...

Saturday, April 28, 2007


I just got home from watching a dear friend get baptized at the Quarries off mopac/Braker. It was the Austin Stone's semi-annual crawfish boil/family get-together, and about 50 people got baptized right there in the lake or whatever body of water it is (see pics above). It was amazing. I'm thrilled to have been able to be a part of that, and also that our friends were so supportive and took time out of their busy study schedules (i don't have a busy study schedule b/c.. well.. i don't study) to come. Yay! What a beautiful Saturday.

Just had a lovely dinner with Pony (i have been missing our dates dearly!), and now we're going to take some time to digest then head over to a coffeeshop, perhaps stopping en route to get something sweet. :-) I hope i'm more productive tonight than i was last night...

Friday, April 27, 2007

Bess Bistro

Check out my review for Bess Bistro here -

Thursday, April 26, 2007


I absolutely adore bookstores, and BookPeople has definitely become a favorite. I stopped by yesterday after a petit visit to REI, and they announced over the loudspeaker that a spelling bee was to start in a few minutes. As a former spelling bee champion i was beyond tempted to partake, but when i went upstairs, i realized that my fellow competitors were about half my height. Soooo i figured i'd let them have their glory spelling words like "facial" and "hoodie," and i'd just be satisfied knowing that i was once a spelling bee champion. Could i be more Asian?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I think it was a bit ambitious of me to think i could juggle 3 blogs. But i just enjoy making them so much that i couldn't help myself. Plus a friend of mine suggested that i start the beauty blog since i'm such a product whore that i might as well inform my audience of what works and what doesn't (at least for me). Really, i should be a beauty editor for a magazine. I mean really, i should be a great many things... none of which include the word "law."

This morning i read another chapter of "Give It Up! My year of learning to live with less," and in this chapter, the author gave up multi-tasking. It seemed like such an odd thing to give up, since it's not nearly as dangerous as, say, shopping or coffee, but it is equally as difficult. I am the queen of multi-tasking. Very rarely can you find me doing just one thing. A friend of mine once said, "I'd love to see you just sitting on the couch and watching the TV. No laptop, no phone, no nothing, just watching TV." I admit i haven't done that in quite some time, unless of course i'm in a movie theater or watching a movie with friends. But there is something to be said about not multi-tasking and instead, focusing on the one particular task at hand. It's true that when i multitask, i tend to pay less attention to each thing i'm doing and fail to listen or learn (e.g. when i'm studying and chatting). Lately i've been trying to not drive and talk on my cell at the same time, so i guess that's one step in a positive direction. I'm just so ADD sometimes that i can't just do one thing. Perhaps that's why my attention to detail has been a bit um... absent?

Friday, April 20, 2007

Dear Anonymous

I can't thank you enough for your kind and honest words. That being said, who are you? Please email me. There is no reason we shouldn't be friends.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Paris - here i come! I'm in the best mood i've been in for weeks, and that's because i think i may have found a fabulous and reasonably-priced accomodation for the week I plan to spend in Paris before orientation at UCL. It's in Marais, walking distance to Les Halles and other fun things. It has everything i'm looking for - big windows that open into a courtyard, a kitchen, free internet and cable, and is in a neighborhood full of great local markets, cafes, shops, and bakeries. Parfait!

P.S. pic is of me at the Dior in Paris, as seen in Sex and the City!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Bird & The Bee

I first read about The Bird & The Bee on perezhilton, if you can believe it, and his description sounded so appealing that i made a little visit to their myspace page, and voila! I'm in love! First off I love Inara George anyway b/c her song "Fools In Love" might be one of the most amazing songs ever so her voice in this very catchy, electronic pop band makes it super sweet. It's perfect for spring. And girls, i am certain you will relate to the lyrics of their single, "Fucking Boyfriend."

Friday, April 13, 2007


I know i know... but i can't get that song out of my head!!! Anyway, i've made a couple of new blogs - one food, one beauty. Don't ask why, considering i discuss both topics on this one, but i felt the need okay? Thanks. Come again.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tasting Austin

Bess Bistro on Pecan this Sunday!
Roaring Fork on Monday!


Liquid Mind

Another Hump Day survived... Today was a good one, i think. Walked to school this morning, attended all of my classes (including ADR which is quite the feat), did a little browsing/shopping at Target, did one load of laundry, went for a great run outside, went to an awesome candlelit flow yoga class, ate yummy sushi, and updated my ipod for tomorrow's walk to/from school. Productive? Yes. Studious? No... but there is always tomorrow. Oh wait - i did study for like 1 hour. Yay me.

Oooh one exciting item that i purchased today is a new journal. I've tried journals many times - some more successful than others. I journaled over the summer fairly successfully, but then when i went back to regularly blogging, i found that i was repeating myself, and it was exhausting. So i quit the journal and have since kept up the blog. It wasn't until today that i realized (thanks to THC, of course) how to use journaling for an entirely separate purpose. Everything that i cannot write, and i mean reallllly cannot write, on this blog will go into my journal. It won't recap my daily adventures, as it has in the past, it will simply be there for whenever i need to vent, cry, explain, indulge, confess... Of course i fear that writing such thoughts normally reserved for my brain alone is a bit dangerous, but i hope very sincerely, that no friend of mine would ever invade my privacy in that way. (HINT HINT)

Oh and the best part about it? The quote on the cover:

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them
to the trees." ~Kahlil Gibran

I used to trust everyone with all my secrets, and all it did was come back and bite me in the ass, in a very painful and public way. I have since learned to be a bit more selective when it comes to confiding in close "friends." I still totally suck... i mean, if you try hard enough, you can usually get me to spill my guts on my latest love or life crisis, but at least i'm improving. Anyway, the point is, this quote speaks volumes to me. It's perfect. For me. And my journal.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Veg Out

I read an article last night in Natural Health (do not ask me how i have the time to read magazines - i don't, i just choose to anyway) about going vegan. For those of you who don't know (and i wasn't 100% sure myself), vegan means no meat, poultry, seafood, or dairy. It also means no leather or animal-based products. It's rough. The author attempted a vegan diet and survived 7 days, and while she's perfectly content with going back to her normal omnivorous lifestyle, she did say that she had more energy and just felt... healthier. I imagine she also felt lighter. Meat weighs a lot, dude. Anyway, reading this article inspired me to try a vegan diet, simply for the sake of seeing if i could (1) actually do it, (2) enjoy it, and (3) not die. Cutting out meat/poultry/seafood I could do. It wouldn't be pleasant by any means, but I could do it. But... no dairy? (i wouldn't do the no leather thing, i would focus mainly on diet. sorry.) I LOVE dairy. I eat cheese on a daily basis. I could live without milk as I'm already an avid fan of soy milk, but cheese?? Not to mention one of my most favorite foods is goat cheese!! And butter? Delicious butter... Apparently you can't have honey either, not that I eat honey on a regular basis, but having the option is always nice. So as I happily munched on my tomato, pesto, and fresh mozzarella sandwich at George's, I thought maybe I'll start slow... you know, baby steps. I'll try a full week of being vegetarian. Then maybe one day I can try the vegan thing.

Please note: I am not planning on ever going vegetarian or vegan. I just want to see how difficult it is b/c it seems tres difficile to moi. And while I don't doubt that that kind of diet, when properly maintained, can give you more energy, etc., I could never claim to be a vegetarian/vegan on principle. I am a foodie. Not a fancy foodie, but I consider myself to be a at least a beginner foodie, and as such, I could never rule out any food group.

I think I'm going to start Operation Veggie on Monday. I would start Sunday because I really like to view Sunday's as a fresh start of the week, but I have a date at Bess Bistro on Sunday, and there is no way I'm placing any dietary restriction on that experience. So Monday it is.


I was listening an older podcast for HTC, "get your yoga on," and she totally went off on how much she adores Target, and how shopping there is so happy and lovely! See - we are soulmates. I'm moving to D.C.!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Le Nouveau

Hello, my darlings. Welcome to my new blog. I've decided that Yahoo Sitebuilder, though user-friendly, is geared more towards business websites and not just your average blog. And since I am a broke law student, I decided that paying a monthly fee, no matter how small it may be, for a teeny space to write some words was pretty stupid. So here i am.
I am thankful to God that I am alive despite driving in the most ridiculous April weather in TX history. Rain, hail, freezing rain, snow? Really? All I did was drive 210 miles north. Sheesh. Luckily I had "Eat Pray Love" on audiobook to keep me company, and my POS CD player decided to crap out in the last 45 minutes. Good thing I had the awesome 106.1 KISS F.M. (note: sarcasm) to keep me going. When did radio get so... awful? Damn ClearChannel. Anyway, I made it into Dallas in just enough time to swing by Central Market so that I could cook my parents a delicious dinner. The place was packed, of course, because Texans assume the worst is always coming when the weather's not a sunny 100 degrees, and as a result, CM was unable to deliver. e.g. Jiffy cornbread mix. e.g. my favorite blend of chili seasoning. So i had to improvise a bit, and as a result, my chili & cornbread combo was not quite what I had hoped it would be. Definitely not what it could have been. Good thing my parents aren't the pickiest. :-)
Oh gosh i realllllllly hope my CD player decides to start working on my drive home tomorrow. 3.5 hours of driving time with no decent music selection or my lovely Elizabeth Gilbert telling me of her soul-searching journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia? Say it isn't so.
Casually mentioned that I'm planning to go on a mini-vacay to Costa Rica in August post-work, class, and MPRE over dinner tonight. Expecting my mom to tell me to "dream on," I was more than pleasantly surprised when she wanted more details. I told her: Costa Rica, yoga retreat, expensive. She said, "Who are you going with?" I said, "By myself..." And then she had problems. But I assured her that others from Austin would be going as well, and I would be staying inside a resort the entire time. She is supportive of the yoga habit. I'm thrilled. Now the question is, do I stay in a standard room or do I stay in the slightly more inexpensive tentalow (literally a tent in the middle of a rainforest. but a nice tent.. you know with carpeting and stuff)? I'm leaning towards standard room... mainly b/c I feel that I'm going to need more than netting separating me from the animals/insects/creaturesofthenight if I'm ever going to find my center.