Because it’s at the very end of the month. But I’m proud to say I did not go shopping today to contribute taking away someone’s Thanksgiving because they had to work.
So K and I visited an old friend at Orange County yesterday. He took us to Old Town Orange and the stand out was this interesting soda shop. Of all the interesting sodas, K bought corn soda.
When we got home, the corn soda did smell like a can of corn. For me, I don’t really like corn so this smelled terrible! When I took a sip, I had to hold my nose. Ugh!
Anyways as you can see on the gallery, Grumpy Cat gets her own drink — a Grumpaccino. Also there from the same guy that made the Corn Soda, there’s also Ranch Dressing Soda and Bacon Soda.
So K goes “Check out ‘who.deleted.me’?’
Me: Are you kidding me?
K: Just check it out!
So I checked it out and got that image you see above.
Me: Do you really think I give a time of day to see this and find who deleted me?
K: Well I saw the newsfeed and I thought it was funny.
Me: So useless! Besides the people who deleted me are people I’ve only met once and that was it.
Well it turns out that K thought the URL was really funny but I do wonder who would care to find out who deleted them from their Facebook?
I’m not the type of person to bother about deleting friends. I just like it decay and have them delete me.
I think Europane has the best macarons in LA even though they’re really known for their famous egg salad sandwich (seriously, how many eggs were in that sandwich?). This here is a pumpkin macaron and it’s pretty flavorful.
Yes, I did buy every flavor macaron at Europane to split with my friends. My favorites would have to be coconut (surprisingly) and chocolate.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf pumpkin spiced latte (PSL) – The hot PSL was not as good. For years I preferred Peet’s and it was close to my local college. But don’t worry Coffee Bean, I do like the iced blended PSL.
Corner Bakery’s Pumpkin Muffin – I really was not sure what to expect. I still miss my pumpkin cream cheese muffin from Starbucks – seriously where is it? Anyways if you are deprived of the pumpkin cream cheese muffin, Corner Bakery’s pumpkin muffin makes up for it — just add cream cheese ;-).
Cafe Loft’s Pumpkin Latte – Overal, I’m not too happy with the coffees in Koreatown so whenever I go work in K-town I bring my own coffee. Anyways during my lunch break, I came by a photography studio to check out their work if I wanted them as my wedding photographer and after I came out, I wanted a cold drink. So across the street was Cafe Loft. Cute place.
Anyways the iced pumpkin latte has no coffee. It’s just pumpkin, ice, and milk. I was slightly turned off at first, but this is a pretty good drink, it’s like you stuck a straw into pumpkin. I felt this barista threw a pumpkin in the blender. Anyways drink this if you want the following: Vitamin A, iron, antioxidants (lutein, zeaxanthin, caratenoids), essential fatty acids, zinc, and fiber.
Decided to review all the pumpkin flavored food I encounter from now until probably November (?). Whenever pumpkin season ends I guess.
For November (if I remember this) I review cranberry flavored foods.
December – still thinking about it.
Anyways here’s a pumpkin loaf from Starbucks. I did not like it. Where’s all the cream cheese? Every year during pumpkin season at Starbucks I like the pumpkin cream cheese muffins, but this year I couldn’t find any :-(. I thought this loaf would make up for not having any muffins but this is not the same.
Stay tune for my next pumpkin food adventures!
Generally I’m pretty comfortable with whatever I got in life. I asked Mr. Fish if he was happy with his life when he read this article with me. He said “yes I am because at least my expectations are realistic.”
In general I thought the article was pretty funny yet true. My favorite part was when they featured the unicorn barfing rainbows.
Anyways, just because I’m happy about my life overall, does not mean I don’t have expectations and it does not mean I don’t dream. The way I see things is that I work hard for what I want. I always tell people “you get what you give to the world.” If I performed really poorly, do I still deserve kudos? If I clearly know I did a bad job but I still had to turn it in, I already know what to expect (back to the drawing board). And if I get a bad evaluation and they didn’t like it then I’m most likely not upset because I already had it coming. I tell myself I’ll do better next time.
Example would be at work, I had to draft one proposal for a project and now I had to draft proposals for two more projects. The thing is, I never written a project proposal before so I tried my best to write my best first proposal. I look through past projects on how they wrote their proposals, looked online for ideas, and researched more about these upcoming projects. I drafted and my project manager took a look and sent me back with revisions and comments. I corrected my revisions and I replied to my project manager regarding the comments why I wanted these key questions there. But overall, I didn’t think it was too bad. Like I said I did my best.
What I don’t understand is that there are people who do a half-assed task and knew they did a half-assed job but then when they’re told they did a bad job, why do they go on some rant/rampage on twitter/facebook/instagram on how the person who told them so was a jerk and they really did work hard on their half-assed task in the first place?
Actually the day before work, I was really worried coming back to work as an engaged woman. I know some women who go back to work glow in the attention and expecting to be treated like queen for the next year or two because they are putting their work around wedding planning.
For me, I was a little nervous coming to work this week as an engaged woman because I was not sure how people people would respond to a 20 something who just started a job and just got engaged. By the way, I the youngest employee in the office.
I guess my previous experience working with engaged coworkers who were disinterested in their job became even more disinterested. Wedding planning became THEIR job. Coming in at 7 am, pinteresting until 9. Working. Leaving at 10 am to do wedding errands. Coming back at 1 pm. Working/pinteresting until 2:30 pm and getting ready to leave at 3 pm.
Then I actually left for a better job (to get laid off and land an even better gig). Her wedding planning took a span of almost 2 years. I was able to put up the first year. But would I be able to put second year if I stayed?
Probably not. Because I kept getting more work and less incentives for doing so. I became more rowdy and irritated (“really? you’re asking me to put paper in the printer. You engaged right, not illiterate?”)
But in the end, I did pay my dues and currently working at a job I want in the field I want. And in the end, people are begging me to hook them up with an office job. Well, I didn’t just land any office job — I landed a project management job which required a lot of time to study and do pro bono work and networking.
I guess the work attitude really does boil down to the person. Maybe these people just were genuinely disinterested in the first place. I don’t think this has anything to do with their ability to work. I think there are good skills that come with wedding planning–it teaches them to be organized, communicate well with others, budget, negotiate, punctuality– if only they applied to work, I’m sure they’d be great workers.
Maybe for me, it’s because I just started this brand new job in a brand new field and planning this wedding in a year would anticipate some stress. That is why I am thankful I planned for No Wedding Planning Wednesdays and No Stress Saturday to somehow stay sane. Also I’m very thankful to all my coworkers and my friends and family who have been very supportive with just life overall.
So people ask “When is your wedding date and where?”
Well we haven’t planned that far yet. It’s only been 2 days. I was considering to create a wedding blog to help me plan and write out my thoughts. I want to avoid putting too much wedding on my blog. There have been blogs I’ve been following and when they got engaged it was wedding, wedding, wedding, and it did turn me off. I still want my blog to be about good food, place, spaces, and thought.
Things I don’t want on wedding planning:
- Planning it every waking moment of my life — I learned this leads topost-nuptial depression. I met plenty of girls who tell me they don’t look forward to what happens after the wedding is over. They don’t know what happens next. I met plenty of girls who are always on their phones talking to their friends about the wedding, ditching work to meet vendors (leaving me with all the work), sitting their butts in the office all day (when they should be in lab) browsing for all things wedding on the internet. So starting today, I dub Wednesday as “No Wedding Wednesday“! So no browsing through the internet, no Pinterest-ing, no contacting to vendors, no talking to friends and family about wedding (unless they ask).
It sounds extreme but think about it. If you have a job I’m sure you’ve got days off where you’re not thinking about work. Working in Project Management, I do take my work home but I tell myself on Saturdays that I should not touch my work.
- Me, me, me – I don’t like that “me, me, me” mentality. It’s “all about me”. Maybe it’s only in America. But in other countries it’s not about the bride, it’s about celebrating with the people you love. This is also the fastest path to post-wedding depression.
- Tacky extravagance – enough said.
So anyways I thought about creating a wedding blog to help organize my thoughts on all things wedding without tainting my blog. I’ll probably post some wedding things on RAMT if I have anything substantial.
So bride-to-be’s or former brides have you created a wedding planning blog?
So yesterday was just a day at Hermosa Beach out with friends for my birthday but then….
Yup exactly what you think it is! And out of all my outlets I decided to post this ring picture on my WordPress exclusively. Too tacky to share on Facebook or Instagram immediately. Since I don’t have that many friends on WordPress and I write more substantial stuff on WordPress, I thought it made the most sense to share on here.
Meanwhile, on Instagram and Facebook, they’re only getting this (and WordPress deserves these pics too):
This last picture was inspired by the #followmeto series on Instagram. This is probably the closest view Facebook and Instagram is going to get for now.