Thursday, December 30, 2004

A Post Just for Grace!

I wasn't excluding you! You must've commented while I was answering. So now you have a post of your very own!!

i put the grrr in grrrace said...
cd: massive attack (mezzanine)
(Grace, is this your crazy drum and bass music!?!?)
book: the importance of being earnest (or anything by wilde)
(I liked the movie, I will check out the book!)
movie: cannibal! the movie (trey and matt pre-south park in a musical in the style of oklahoma! but about a cannibal... trust me. it's funny as fuck.)
(I love me some Trey and Matt! I will look for this one! Is it as funny as Basketball? Am I alone in my love for that movie?)

1. how old were you when you looked in the mirror and said to yourself, "goddamn! i'm a hot bitch!"... okay, maybe not those exact words, but you get my jist.
(I would have to say about 19. Until that point I always felt like the geeky always-more-of-a-sister-than-a-girlfriend friend)
2. wanna go to lucky strike and get hammered and bowl? (because if cl's getting a date out of this, i want one, too... because i wanna be like cl when i grow up, too... but i'm not cool enough. i will cry now.)
(Oooh yeah! We are all over that one! Which one? At the Block? You tell me when and I am there!)
3. do you make new years resolutions?
(Not usually, but I do have a couple this year. One is to get my shit together and off my plate so that I can have a fresh start in 2005!)

Answers - Part I

This was fun!!

Nina said...
Movie: Love Actually (I own this movie, I watch it all the time! Love it!)
Book: Stiff (Actually I picked this book up at B&N. I will have to go back and get it)
CD: Bad Religion (All Ages) (LOVE this CD!! I work out to it!)

Q1: What is the most repulsive thing you have ever seen?
(A friend once made me watch him pop a zit. I threw up, it was so disgusting.)
Q2: What is the most important thing that has happened to you in your life?
(I don’t think it has happened yet. I’m still waiting to feel important)
Q3: What's something you are very embarassed about?
(I once fell asleep in church and farted. It was so loud I woke myself up. Needless to say, I don’t sleep in public anymore!)

CL said...
CD: Tristan Prettyman. Thanks to my ever so hip sister, I've found a girl with a guitar sound to compliment all the guy with a guitar music I listen to.
(I like girl singers so I will check this one out!)
Movie: I'm going to say Less Than Zero because it's the only movie I can think of right now. (Dude! Great movie! James Spader plays the best slimeball)
Book: Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I actually haven't read it yet, but I'm going to start it tomorrow and wouldn't it be cool if we were reading the same book? Like our own little book club or something.
(I will go and get it and then we can have little chats and such about how smart we are for reading smart books! YAY!)

1. Who do you regret NOT sleeping with?
(No one, I’ve slept with everyone. Kidding! I can’t think of anyone that I regret NOT sleeping with, but quite a few that I regret sleeping with. Hmmm…)
2. Have you ever worn a banana clip?
(Yes, but I was like 8 or 9 and also wore fingerless lace gloves and a flourescent yellow spiked belt, so does it really count?)
3. Will you be my date to a wedding next July? (Hell Mother-fuckin’ YEAH! Let’s go!)

Ian said...
1. Movie - Casablanca. (Great dialogue, jokes and smouldering romance. Just like you'd get with me...) (Oh you tempt me, Ian)
2. Book - Jurassic Park. (One of my fav books ever, and a thousand times better than the movie, but then you could say that about *any* movie based on a Michael Crichton book. I cite the fantastic Timeline book vs dreadful movie as further evidence...)
(I am a HUGE MC fan, just finished State of Fear in fact. However, I do make it a rule to never see any of the movies that they make out of his books. Way too horrible! I think we may just be perfect for each other!)
3. Music - Everyone is Here by The Finn Brothers (great melodies and sometimes thought provoking lyics...) (I will look into them)

1. Exactly *how* are you Mega?
(I am “Mega” because I am larger than life. So I am not just a regular old Mel, I am like super-sized Mel.)
2. If you were Penelope Pitstop, would you get it on with The Ant Hill Mob?
(If I were Penelope Pitstop, I would change my name first! And then I would consider getting it on with the Ant Hill Mob. Now when you say "mob", how many is that exactly?)
3. Do you want to know how "The Life of Pi" ends? (Noooooooooo)

Cat said...
1) yes, mel, will you be cl's date to a wedding in july?
(I already said yes! Hee.)
2) did you know that cl might possibly have tourettes?
(Cool! I’ve always wanted a friend with Tourettes. There is a great documentary out there called Twitch and Shout. You should all run out and try to find it.)

Yankeebob said...
Movie - Van Helsing, I wanna be Hugh Jackman
(What a coincedence, I wanna do Hugh Jackman! Actually I wouldn’t mind being Kate Beckinsale. She has the best hair)
Book - Emma by Jane Austen, yes, for real I liked it.
(Great book! Check out YB getting in touch with his feminine side!)
Music - U2 Rattle & Hum Still one of my favorites.
(I know that I am gonna take a lot of heat for this, but not a U2 fan. I like one song by them and all the rest basically sounds the same to me)

If space travel were real, where would you go?
(To track down that damn elusive Halley’s Comet!)
Would you have a relationship (not just friends) with another woman?
(It would depend on the woman…I’m not ruling it out, though)
Where do you hope to be, career wise, in 10 years?
(Retired. Just kidding! Hopefully owning my own Event Planning business.)

peachy said...
Movie-Basic (Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta)
(This was on cable the other day! I will watch it next time)
Book-It (Steven King)
(Hmmm…I may have to give this one a shot. Will it keep me up at night?)

1. What time do you wake up in the mornings? (6am)
2. How many times a day do you look in the mirror?
(Putting on my makeup and after that, if I feel like I have booger and need to check)
3. If someone offered to buy you a new car today, what would you get?
(Acura TL…Dark Blue. Oooooh yeah….)

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Because I Want to be CL When I Grow Up

This is a very cool idea. And I wanna be just like CL. So here you go:

(A) First, recommend to me:
1. a movie
2. a book
3. a musical artist, song, or album

(B) Ask me three questions, no more, no less. Ask me anything you want. Answers will be posted next week (or when I get around to it, you ingrates!)--great time for strangers to say hi.

(C) Then go back to your blog, copy and paste this allowing your friends to ask you anything; say that you stole it from me.

Letter to a Neighbor

Dear Upstairs Neighbor,

I think your name is Mel, right? You probably remember me, I live downstairs from you. Sometimes when you are dragging your ass home from work at 7:00, you run into me. You know, I am the boppy red-head who is always devouring a Blizzard from the DQ (I deserve a reward after my rigorous physical therapy sessions). I always have a cute little pink sweat suit on and pink shoes to match! Yeah, that's me!

You may remember my husband, too. He is kinda geeky. He is a USC alumni in case you couldn't tell by the ginormous flag hanging in front of our house. He's so silly, on game days he jumps outta bed at the crack of dawn and carefully selects which USC sweatshirt will look best with his turtleneck. He can barely finish his cornflakes before he runs over to the stereo and blasts the USC fight song. Over and over again. At top volume. Remember that time that you thought there was an earthquake at 6am and it turned out to be our stereo? That was so funny!

Sometimes when he is being extra good, I let him host a poker party. The Girls and I pack up and head off for the night so that we can let the boys be boys. We usually like to do this during the week because none of us have real jobs and the weekends are so hectic! Were you home during the last party? You probably remember it well. Those crazy boys stayed up playing cards and drinking until about 5am on a Thursday. And then one of his friends started a fight! There was yelling and door slamming and stomping on the hardwood floors that echo through the whole building. What am I gonna do with that crazy guy!?!?

So, what is it like being in the real world and having a real job? As you know, my husband and I are both pharmaceutical reps and we work from home. Sometimes I don't even get out of my sweats for three days straight! I like to wake up and get my work done early. This leaves me plenty of time to do all my housework after 9pm! There is nothing more satisfying than vaccuming the entire house at 10:30 at night. And when I move all the furniture to give it a deep clean, it is even better! My husband prefers to sit on the couch most of the day in his underwear. He doesn't even go into his office until about 10pm. And then he sits in his rolling chair the entire time! If he needs something on the other side of the room (which is about every 10 minutes), he just rolls across the hardwood floors and gets it! Sometimes I can even hear him above the noise of the vaccum!

Anyway, the point of my letter is to ask you a tiny favor. I know that you have a real job and you have to get up when most of us are just finishing up the dishes and going to bed. However, when you take a shower at that god-awful hour, your water heater makes a funny noise. Is there anyway that you can not use hot water when you shower before 9am? I just hate for my sleep to be disturbed, it makes me so cranky! Thank you for your understanding! I really appreciate it!


Boppy-Red-Haired-Bush-Supporting Neighbor (and her Geeky "Go Trojans" Husband)

My Office

Hee hee, a girl that works with me just set up her own Blog and wrote about our wacky office. Her name is Liza. Check it out here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

And To All A Good Night

I am getting ready to leave and won't be back in the office until Tuesday. If I don't get a chance to get online before then, I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad (I've been taking lessons from Ian), Happy Holidays and all that good junk. I hope that you all get lots of good loot (although I think a few of you may be getting coal) and that you have a wonderful time with family and friends. I'll see ya on the other side!

Taking Stock

I am one of those really annoying people that doesn't wait until Christmas to open presents. If you give me a present now, I am opening it. Hee. Anyway, I am killing time right now so I decided to share with you all what I got for my birthday and Christmas (just indulge me, people):

  • Bulova watch
  • Fuzzy slippers
  • Black Eyed Peas CD
  • Mean Girls Soundtrack
  • Elf DVD
  • Buffy Season 7
  • A new pink bear to sleep with - Little Bear told me my old one was raggedy and smelly :(
  • $40 cash and some flowers
  • A Louis Faux-ton watch (does everyone think I want to be on time or something?)
  • A 2-disc custom made Mel Mega birthday CD
  • Homemade Truffles (not from Nina, but they'll do)
  • A ginormous basket from Bath and Body Works
  • 90's Edition of Trivial Pursuit
  • Gift Certificate to the Spa at the HB Hyatt (which I will be using on Monday!)
  • Gift Certificate to South Coast Plaza
  • A buttload of random candles and cookies and candy

Wow! I guess I made out pretty good, huh? After I listed it out, it would seem so. I was feeling like this year was a thin year, but maybe not. Hmmm... I am especially excited about going to the spa. I am getting a Vitamin C/Orange Peel Body Scrub thingy and a Swedish Massage (do you think I will acutally have a Swedish massuese?). I can not wait! Plus they have whirlpools and saunas and steam rooms and blah blah blah. But, the extra bonus is I get to walk around in a robe and slippers all day. Ahhhh...heaven!

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Holiday Bluuuuues...

Much like Grace, I have been faced with the random co-worker present thing. Fuck. I bought something for my boss and something for my assistant. That's it. And now two different people from my department have given me a gift. Is it totally horrible if I go into my closet of "oh yes, I have something for you, too" and pull out random things? They are all brand new. I swear. Some have been re-gifted, but not from anyone here. Is that bad?

Wait! I am an immoral bottom-feeder!! I totally forgot! Of course it is okay!

CL Teaches Mel to Waste Time

Thanks to CL, I have a new fun way to wast time! Googlism is my new favorite thing! So I am totally biting off "the Face" (ewww...that sounds very cannibalistic! Is that a word?). But here is what I get when I looked up my names. First my full first name and then my nickname. But can you believe that they have never heard of Mel Mega? WTF? Have these people been living under a rock? Geesh! What's a girl gotta do to get recognized! Here you go!

melanee is a native of southern california (I live here, but from NoCal)
melanee is organizing shuttle services (To where? The moon?)
melanee is married to paul (I must’ve been really drunk in Vegas!)
melanee is a third (A third of what? Regular human size?)
melanee is a perfect example of why other countries think of americans as ignorant and stupid
(I am rather offended and it’s not true! Stupid foreigners!)
melanee is fabulous (Duh!)
melanee is our newest access amateur babe (How does one become a professional?)
melanee is the real deal (I TOLD YOU!!)

mel is top dog at crufts (WTF?)
mel is "what women want" (Oh yeah, baby!)
mel is invading our space (Sorry, I am taking over the universe)
mel is here (No I’m not)
mel is not a smurf (Then how do you explain my blue skin???)
mel is stupid (Shut up!)
mel is protecting me (Because I am so menacing, of course)
mel is a freak now (Now!?!?)
mel is the queen (I TOLD YOU!!!)
mel is always cheerful (HA! That is funny!)
mel is still 21 (I TOLD YOU!!!!)
mel is worth the wait (I TOLD YOU!! You guys never listen to me!)
mel is going to fail this test (I knew I was a failure)
mel is swell (My new campaign motto)
mel is a goofball (Duh!)
mel is pick of the crop
mel is ready to hit the road (You have no idea)
mel is to make sure this kind of scandal never gets reported (Yeah right! Just tell Mel!)
mel is approx 8 (Inches? Feet? Years?)
mel is a powerful research tool now accessible to all michigan residents anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection (Do I get travel expenses?)
mel is ready to go (Always)
mel is the place for you (See above)
mel is michigan's e (E? As in Ecstasy? WTF is going on in Michigan!?!?)
mel is partially deaf and not happy about it (Hell no! I enjoy my hearing!)
mel is female (Thank god! I’m not a smurf and I am a female. Whew!)
mel is in great demand (I guess everyone heard I was the place to be!)
mel is married to the former eulada paysour (Paysour? That sounds dirty)
mel is always this happy (Not really)
mel is enraged by the british (I swear this is untrue! I love the British and all their British qualities!)
mel is still walking and thinking (Thank god!)
mel is five years old (Sometimes, yeah)
mel is benjamin martin (WHAT!?!? Who the hell am I?)
mel is the hero of the hour ( I TOLD YOU!!!!)
mel is a $350 (What???)
mel is number 13 (I could never live up to CL! She will always be at least 4 ahead of me)
mel is one of three permanent residents and currently one foster iguana who we share our home with (Can we do something about the bathroom?)
mel is easy to understand for me (Glad someone does)
mel is whompin' the $# (THAT’S RIGHT, BIATCH!!)
mel is not for eating (Please disregard this statement. It is absolutely NOT TRUE!)
mel is a state of the art "robotic steed (Ummm…okay)
mel is so cool (Duh!)
mel is confused (Only about Michigan)
mel is a pure (girl? Hehehe)
mel is just the wife he needs (Who? Clive Owen? I strongly agree!)

Adults Say the Darndest Things

I am sitting in my office, minding my own business and I can hear the following statements coming out of the offices around me:

"I brought chiiiiiickeeeeen wiiiings today!"

"Sounds dangerous."

"Sounds gross!"

"It's Shake and Bake and I helped."

"Well, I'm gonna make a run for the border, today."

People! It isn't even 9:00 in the morning and we already talking about lunch!?!?!? Hee. I so do that every day!

I told my mom that my brother was being disgusting one day. She tells me "All men are disgusting. We just put up with them so that we can have kids." My mom is the smartest mom, ever.

One last thing. I saw Closer last night. Very good movie, but very intense. Don't see it with your significant other. See it with a very good friend or by yourself. Clive Owen is sooooo pervy and dirty in this movie. But sooooo hot. Want to touch the Heiny! He's my new boyfriend, sorry Bam!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

My Own Birthday Post

Check it out! Cat has made me my very own Birthday Post!! It's like having a party on a Blog! Woohoo! When can I blow out my candles? And can I have Champagne with my cake?

Happy Birthday to Me!

You know what the craziest thing about birthdays is? Every year I have one, yet somehow my age hasn't changed once in the last 4 years! Huh.

Anyway, I am at work today. Booo!! That bites. And I have a HUGE sinus headache. Double boooo!!

I did call my mom and thank her for giving birth to me this lovely day __ years ago. And I thanked her for liking my dad enough to have sex with him twice (once for me and once for my brother) because I know they have never done it before or since then. She said the kindest thing to me. She said that she knows that birthdays are a time to reflect on what you have accomplished so far in your years alive. Then she told me that she thinks that I have a lot to be proud of. Thanks mom. It really means alot to me to have her say that because I know that her and my dad are not happy about certain decisions in my life in the last year or so. But I know that no matter what they will support me and that is the best present I could get from them.

And Little Bear bought me a very nice Bulova watch. I feel all grown up now in my fancy-shmancy watch. And now I have to take great care and not fall down the stairs (I fell down my stairs and scratched up the face of my last watch which made it impossible to tell time, but that watch was no Bulova)!!

Thank you to Cat and Ian for the very sweet cards! Ian, I won't be getting that drunk tonight because I have to work tomorrow, but I will try and get that drunk on Wednesday night when I go out to celebrate with my cousin (her birthday was the 15th)! Unfortunately, I will have no way to prove it, though, because we don't allow cameras when we go out. Too much evidence. Hee. Unless we make it on the 11:00 news. Then I will tape it and send it to you! And Cat, yes, us Rabbits need to stick together. So hurry up and have your Birthday already!!

Anyway, I know I kid about staying young, but the truth is I don't mind being the age I am. And I really don't think I will mind turning 30 next year. My 20's were too traumatic. I hate my 20's. I just want them to be over. So, I will embrace this coming year and get my shit together and prepare to enter my 30's with a new mindset and a clean slate.

I hope everyone out there has a lovely Sunday afternoon, while I am here at work organizing a Buddhist concert (I am not kidding).

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Back to "Normal"

So I am slowly but surely returning to my "normal" existence. Whew! These last two weeks have been quite the wild ride. I am drained. Emotionally, physically, mentally. Thank you to everyone who offered such support throughout this time. It really means a lot to me. CL even offered me a place to chill out! You rock!

Isn't it funny how different people handle grief and mourning? I had a front row seat to observe all the different reactions. I was amazed at how many people just stepped up to the plate and took care of things without even asking what was needed. Two of my second cousins (bare with me, we are Mexican and my extended family is extremely ginormous!) really blew me away. They were both at the hospital every single day, without fail. One would bring donuts and coffee in the morning, sandwiches at lunch and more coffee in the afternoon. They both drove my great-aunts all around and took care of them. They cooked food for the gathering after the service. Just overall so selfless in their assistance and support.

And then I had the second cousins that I thought would be there and just weren't. Hmmm.

However, the biggest thing for me was how much time I got to spend with my cousins (first) and be there for them and them for me. Although we all would rather have gathered for a different reason, it was good just to be together. We all gave each other huge hugs when we saw each other (even if it had just been a few hours) and we all cried and held hands when needed. It was so special.

But I never could've gotten through this whole ordeal without my brother. He has truly been my rock throughout these two weeks and I am so grateful. We were very close before and even more so now. I truly love him with all my heart and so grateful that I have him.

So, I don't want to bring anyone down during the holidays, so no more sad, sappy stuff. Thank you all for being patient with me and not abandoning me. And at Christmas this year, be sure to appreciate and hug every single member of your family. Even the ones that smell funny. Do it for me and my Grandmother!

Wednesday, December 08, 2004


Does anyone know why all of a sudden my posts are coming up all weird??? Why is there so much space at the top??? Can anyone help me? My Blog is hideaous!