tv meme again

I was tagged by Ceci for this meme…

1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 8 things about themselves in their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 8 people.

1. I have been absolutely obsessed with headbands lately. Totally the influence of Miss Blair Waldorf.
2. I’ve never had anything “done” to my hair besides a cut — no perms, coloring, highlights, etc.
3. I adore the holiday season. My “holiday season” starts in October with my birthday… it’s like a triple whammy with my bday, then Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas. Love it.
4. My favorite lunch pastime (when I can sneak out of the office, that is) is to walk over to Union Square and do some window shopping at H&M and Sephora.
5. I would LOVE to spend my 30th birthday in Paris. *sigh*
6. I haven’t worked out regularly since the wedding. F to me.
7. I recently discovered the show What Not to Wear on TLC and it promptly went on my Tivo season pass list. 😀
8. I’m currently obsessed with tart frozen yogurt. YUMMY.

Everyone should do the meme (not going to officially tag anyone)!

Also, a TV meme that I stole from Jen

Name a show you can’t miss:
Gossip Girl, Chuck, Supernatural.
Name an actor who would make you more inclined to watch a show:
Hahahaha. Joshua Jackson. That’s what happened with Fringe. I’m not entirely sure I would have been so interested in the show if he wasn’t cast. Love him. I would also follow Emily Van Camp anywhere. Before she was on Brothers and Sisters, I only watched the show when I remembered it was on. Once I heard she was cast, I started watching it regularly so I could figure out how her character would play into the storylines. That’s when I discovered how great a show it is and I was totally missing out even without her in it. I’d probably also be more likely to watch a show if Leighton Meester was in it — she rocks.
Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:
??? Can’t think of anyone really…
Name a show you can and do quote from:
Dawsons Creek. Heh.
Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch:
CHUCK!!! Monday nights. NBC. Be there. Also, Privileged needs some love too.
Name a TV series you own on DVD:
I’m a DVD whore. Seriously. I have so many. Let’s see… Felicity, Friday Night Lights, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, CSI, Brothers and Sisters, Gilmore Girls, Heroes, Lost, Friends, Sex and the City, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Everwood, 90210, Smallville, Alias, 24, The OC, Roswell, Firefly, Veronica Mars.. etc etc.
Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops in television:
Rebecca Romijn (models turned actors are not usually so good)
What is your favorite episode of your favorite series?
“True Love,” Dawson’s Creek
“The Gift,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer
“Foreverwood,” Everwood
Name a show you keep meaning to watch but you just haven’t gotten around to yet:
Rome (I promised my best friend Carmen I would give it another shot). The Tudors (I’ve had disc 2 of season 1 from Netflix for months now). The Office. How I Met Your Mother.
Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?
Not really. Once I get into a show and connect with the characters, I’m hooked until the bitter end (unless I just get bored like I did with Ugly Betty). I contemplated giving up on Alias (after the season 2 finale) and One Tree Hill (in season 2 when Anna and Felix arrived and then again in season 4 with Haley’s pregnancy) but I was (am) too invested in the characters.
Name a show that’s made you cry multiple times:
Everwood. I cried when bad things happened. And when good things happened. That show really got to me. Gawd, it was good.
How often do you watch TV?
Uhhh. Every day. 🙂
What’s your favorite/preferred genre of TV?
I’m drawn mostly to (teen) dramas (Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, etc). But I also enjoy the secret identity/spy/superhero type of shows, like Buffy, Chuck, Alias, Reaper, Heroes.
What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?
Beverly Hills 90210. I was only 10/5th grade when it premiered so I wasn’t supposed to be watching it but I did. I was so obsessed that I used to horde my money to buy BOP and Teen Beat so I could tear out the pictures of Jason Priestly. Heh.
What TV show do you wish you never watched?
Reality shows like the ones on MTV and VH1… My Sweet Sixteen, Flavor of Love, I Love New York, etc. I don’t actually sit down and watch these shows but even seeing a glimpse while flipping channels drives me crazy.
What is the weirdest show you enjoyed?
I enjoy a lot of random shows but they’re not really weird… Say Yes to the Dress (I cannot stop watching this — I still love looking at wedding dresses), Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Ace of Cakes, The Rachel Zoe Project.
What TV show scared you the most?
I get scared EASILY so I tend not to watch shows that would freak me out. But serial killer storylines always get me, like the Carver storyline on Nip/Tuck and the Blue Paint Killer on CSI. ((shivers))
What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?
I’m not a huge fan of sitcoms. I don’t know why. But I always used to laugh out loud at Friends. ??? Sorry, I’m lame.
Do you prefer TV to films?
TV. I love following my favorite characters week after week.
Name current TV relationships that you love.
Blair/Serena, Gossip Girl. They are so dysfunctional. I adore them.
Nathan/Haley, One Tree Hill.

witl, day 4

Ugh, my allergies were acting up last night so I didn’t feel like blogging my pictures. So now I’m a day behind. Oops. 😛

A Week in the Life of Kel, Day 4

*These are pictures from Sunday.

11:05 am – Sunday Brunch
One of our favorite things to do on the weekends is to go over to 4th Street in Berkeley. We decided to go earlier in the day and start off with a yummy breakfast at Tacubaya. Chilaquiles for me and Chorizo and eggs for Rob.

11:28 am – Scrap Happy
After breakfast we went over to the best scrapbook store EVER — Scrapbook Territory. You’ll see why in the next picture.

11:37 am – Diesel’s Scrappy Friends
Diesel has friends! The owner, Diane, has 2 dogs that hang out at the store — Wilbur is the huge golden retriever (I think) and Dolce is the chihuahua. They like to say Hi to him when he comes in. 😀

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witl, day 3

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! 😀

I haven’t scrapped in forever. I just haven’t really thought about it in awhile. 🙁

Anyway, the photo meme continued…

A Week in the Life of Kel, Day 3

Note: I am by no means a photographer so please excuse the amateur pics. 😀 You can click each image for bigger!

I actually started my day at about 10:30 am when I went to the gym across the street. I brought the camera with me so I could take a picture during my walk over. As soon as I turned on the camera, though, I realized that I left the memory card at home. Doh! That’s why the pictures start so late in the day.

01:29 pm – Walking to Subway
Rob and I wanted Subway for lunch and since it’s just a short walk away, we decided to take the little munchkin along with us.

04:24 pm – One Dollar Churro
We had to go to Costco to pick up some odds and ends and of course, I could not leave without a ONE DOLLAR CHURRO. Yummy. It was really windy and I wasn’t wearing any makeup so please excuse my crazy face. 😀

04:50 pm – The Search Continues
I am still looking for yoga socks so we headed over to Sports Authority to see if they carry them. Nope. Rob did browse around the shoe section so the trip wasn’t a complete waste.

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witl, day 2

Ugh, I totally forgot to Tivo yesterday’s Oprah show with the Sex and the City girls. Massive FAIL to me. 🙁 Hopefully I can find it on YouTube.

Anyway, this meme is turning out to be so much fun!

A Week in the Life of Kel, Day 2

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07:17 am – Diesel in the Morning
Diesel and I wake up at the same time in the mornings. He likes to follow me around as I get ready for my day.

07:27 am – Diesel Loves to Eat
One of the first things I do in the morning is feed the little guy. He scarfs his food down right away.

09:17 am – Friday Means Starbucks
I’ve been really good lately at limiting my trips to Starbucks to Fridays only. I save a little money and it makes me look forward to Fridays more than I already do.

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witl, day 1

I did it! I carried the camera around with me today so here goes…

A Week in the Life of Kel, Day 1

Oh, and I know I’m totally breaking the rules but I want to elaborate on these pics. I’m such a rule-breaker!

09:16 am – Morning Coffee!
I only have “real” coffee once a week and I always get it from McDonald’s. I get a lot of grief from my co-workers. Hey, I like it! Anyway, this is the left side of my desk at work — you can see the framed photo of Rob and me from college, my rolodex, and my iPod speakers.

01:13 pm – Weekly Farmers Market at Crocker Galleria
I bought some big and juicy strawberries!

01:28 pm – Lunch at My Desk (As Per Usual)
Lunch was a yummy yummy Chicken Tandoori Wrap from Chaat Cafe and a generic coke from our community kitchen.

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week in the life

I found this on Christie’s LJ… I think I want to try it. 😀

Aim of the Game: For one week, you are to post photographs taken during the day.

1. You must take between 6 and 8 new photographs per day.
2. Your WITL must be consecutive. No skipping days.
3. You must post your photographs at the end of that day, sometime after the last picture is taken.
4. Each photograph must have the time taken beneath and a title, with no other explanation.

You must post these rules at your first entry, then link back to it for the other six days so that people will know wtf you’re doing.

Your post must say “A Week in the Life of [your name/username], Volume [whatever day you’re on].”
I have a feeling I will fail at this and post pictures days after I took them… but let’s not think about that. First, let’s see if I can remember to bring the camera with me to work tomorrow. 😀

handwriting meme

Handwriting Meme!

Handwrite the following:
1. Your username/name.
2. Left-handed or right-handed?
3. Favourite letters to write?
4. Least favourite letters to write?
5. Write “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.

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This was a fun meme. You should do it too!

meme time

Rob’s out of town again this week so I have the TV all to myself. MWAHAHAHA.

There was nothing on last night besides American Idol so I watched it. I realized I haven’t watched it regularly in over 2 seasons. I kinda felt out of touch. I actually forgot how painful it can be watching the show live. Eek. Katharine McPhee was there as a guest. She is freaking gorgeous. Ugh. Hate her. (Just kidding, kind of).

I just read about the decision to split up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into 2 movies. They should just make 1 movie (even if it’s lengthy) and be done with it. Thumbs down.

I’m at work right now and cannot focus on anything so I have decided to do this meme. Stolen from Nicola

01. What time did you get up this morning?
6:45am… far later than usual. So of course, I was running around like a crazy person trying to leave the apartment on time. When Rob’s out of town, I have to take a bus to the train station and that thing does not come all that often.
02. Diamonds or pearls?
Both please. Thanks.
03. What was the last movie you saw?
It’s been awhile. I *think* the last movie I saw was Enchanted. I totally want to see The Other Boleyn Girl and also Step Up 2 (shut up :P). But I bet I won’t see any movies in the theatre until the summer blockbusters are released.
04. Where is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been?
Paris. I have a love affair with the city.
05. What do you usually have for breakfast?
Either cereal (Cheerios) or oatmeal. And also tea — I particularly love the Strawberry Cream tea from Coffee Bean. Some Fridays I’ll treat myself to a nonfat Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks for making it through the work week.
06. What is your middle name?
Lachica. It’s my mom’s maiden name.
07. What food do you dislike?
I don’t like anything slimy. This includes okra and uni (sea urchin).
08. What is your favorite CD?
Probably the Rent soundtrack (original Broadway cast version). With *N Sync’s No Strings Attached as a close second. HEE.
09. What kind of car do you drive?
No car for me. :/
10. Favorite sandwich?
I love pastrami sandwiches. Mmmm. I also really like turkey and avocado on a croissant. YUM.

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real life in review meme

I know we’re a week into 2008 but I have to do another one of these 2007 year in review memes. Real life, this time. 😀 Stolen from Christie

Where did you begin 2007?
Rob and I were at my friend Jason’s place. We had pizza (Zachary’s! YUM!) for dinner and we almost fell asleep waiting for midnight. 😛
What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
Was still single but attached. (Is that even what this question is asking?)
Were you in school (anytime this year)?
No, just working. ARGH. Haven’t been in school since 2001.
Did you have to go to the hospital?
Did you have any encounters with the police?
Nope. I’m a good girl.
Where did you go on vacation?
Rob and I took a weekend trip this year to Monterey/Carmel in May for our anniversary. And that’s where we got engaged! 😀 I also went to Palm Springs with my best friends for our 2nd annual Girls Weekend. Good times.
What did you purchase that was over $500?
My wedding dress. And various other wedding “stuff” like our venue and the deposits for our vendors.
Did you know anybody who got married?
Yup, Rob’s friend Daniel got hitched in April.
Did you know anybody who passed away?
Did you move anywhere?
What sporting events did you attend?
None. I’m not really a sports person. I like to watch games from the comfort of my couch.
What concerts/shows did you go to?
Justin Timberlake in January!!!
Where do you live now?
Northern CA
Describe your birthday:
Very low-key. Went to work, left early and then went to dinner with Rob. Then my cousin arrived that night for a weekend visit and we had a great time hanging out.
What’s the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2007?
Get a dog. Well, it’s not that I thought I would NEVER get one… I just didn’t think Rob and I would get one so soon.
What has been your favorite moment(s)?
Getting engaged. Definitely. I seriously felt like I was floating; I was ridiculously happy.
What’s something you learned about yourself?
I realized that I have a tendency to sit back and let things happen to me… and if I want things to end up a certain way, I need to be the one to initiate the resolution/change.
Any new additions to your family?
Just our little furry monster Diesel.
What was your best month?
May. Rob and I got engaged on the 12th and we brought Diesel home on the 26th. It was a good month.
What music will you remember 2007 by?
I really only listen to pop music so I’ll probably remember Rihanna’s Umbrella and Fergie’s Big Girls Don’t Cry. Also anything from Timbaland’s Shock Value album.
Favorite Night out?
The night I stood in line to get the last Harry Potter book. SQUEE. What can I say? I’m a total geek at heart.
Any regrets?
I’m sure I have some but none come to mind right now.
What do you want to change in 2008?
I want to be happy instead of wishing I could be happy. I want to get in shape and lose a little weight. And I want to start preparing for the future (ie. save money for a home, etc).
How would you rate this year?
One of the best.
What would you change about 2007?
Honestly? Nothing.
What did you like most about 2007?
Wedding planning. It’s actually so much more fun that I ever would have thought.
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
Work. BOO.
Change your hairstyle?
My hair’s still pretty short (it hits a few inches above my shoulders) but I started to grow out my bangs. I got sick of them. I’m still a little self-conscious about my forehead, though. Cause it’s huge.
Have any car accidents?
No. I barely drove in 2007.
Buy a new car?
Get a new job?
How old did you turn this year?
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
I kinda touched on this in a previous question, but here they are officially:
1. Be happy.
2. Get into shape and lose weight.
3. Save money
These are my resolutions every year. :/ This time, I mean it! (Though I do have to say that I am much, much better at #3 due to the wedding planning).
Do anything embarrassing?
I’m sure I did. But I erased it from my memory.
Buy anything new from eBay?
Yup! I like to buy stamp pads from eBay. They’re far cheaper than buying them at Michaels or the scrapbook stores.
What was your favorite purchase?
Wedding dress! 😛 I’m such a girl.
Get married or divorced?
Get arrested?
Be honest – did you watch American Idol?
I watched the auditions but I didn’t finish the season — I wasn’t engaged by any of the contestants. I’ll probably watch it this year since most of my shows are done for the year.
Did you get sick this year?
Maybe 2 or 3 times… nothing major. I did call-in sick one day that I wasn’t sick. Hee.
Start a new hobby?
Been snowboarding?
Are you happy to see 2007 go?
Only in the sense that I like the idea of a new year, fresh start…
Drank Starbucks in 2007?
OF COURSE. I have a mocha or a latte at least once a week. EEK. It’s scary to think of how much I’ve spent there.
Been naughty or nice?
Nice! See my halo?
What are you wishing for in 2008?

happy things

Back in high school, my best friend Carmen used to give me the 14,000 Things to Be Happy About daily calendars because I was constantly making myself sad. I had a hard time going through adolescence with just my dad around so I always complained and made my life seem even more depressing than it was.
I haven’t entirely grown out of that phase. 😛

Sometimes I’ll catch myself making a bigger deal out of something than it deserves (a good example would be wedding-related stuff) so I force myself think happy thoughts. Tonight would be such a time…

5 Happy Thoughts
1. coffee sprinkled with chocolate
2. playing hooky from work (I am *so* tempted to call-in-sick at least once a week)
3. warm chocolate chip cookies
4. Sharpie pens in the colors of the rainbow
5. the smell of barbecue

I’ll get around to posting Harry Potter thoughts… Someday. 🙂
Hope everyone has a great week!