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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cutting it close!

Wow, it's almost February already!

I've been putting off blogging for a while because of being out of commission because of a bad cold. I've never had a cold for longer than a couple days from what I remember but this one was a pretty gnarly one. 2 weeks of sitting in bed doing absolutely nothing but try to sleep when i'm not waking up from lack of breath and the such. I blame it on having to go to work while I was in a bad place. Everyone at the store was sick. EVERYONE. That's probably not the most sanitary sounding thing but it's not like everyone could just call in sick. And to be fair, I didn't hear a thing from any customers about catching anything from any of us workers. I'm glad that is over. I'm sure my five readers have been missing what's been going on in my life.

Absolutely nothing! I try to refrain from the sad emo blogs that complain about how life sucks because to be honest my life is awesome. It's situations that suck haha. Anyway, after finals, I was feeling on top of the world, Christmas break and the month of January at my disposal... Only to be stuck in bed and not doing a single thing before school starts. I got some cooking done like i said i would. I cooked some scallops. Scallops are... Ok... I think 3-4 Scallops is good as a side-dish to a meal but to make it a main course is just not right. We had it with some rice and other smaller dishes but I was kind of disappointed in my performance. Something that I was proud of was making some awesome chicken soup. While I was sick I went to Panera Bread because I was craving some chicken soup and a change of scenery. I get there and order some chicken soup. "Bread bowl or Regular Bowl?" Who says no to a bread bowl!? So i got it and it was huge! All bread... a couple spoonfuls of soup...
Granted, i would have been satisfied if the soup was delicious, it wasn't. AND i was still hungry so i had to go back and order another soup without the bread bowl. They gave a larger portion of soup this time but I was still pretty bummed with the quality of it. So the next day I went into my fancy cookbook and got the recipe for chicken noodle soup. Pretty easy I'd say. It was fun to make and 10x better and barely cost anything. Only problem i probably had with it is that i had no idea what you eat with chicken noodle soup. I know it's suppose to be comfort food, but if you're making it for your girlfriend and her family because you might have gotten her sick in the process, you need more than just soup. Oh well, it was what it was. I can't stress enough how fun cooking is. I just hate washing dishes.

All of that was pretty early in the month. The beginning of the second half was pretty much the same as well. I picked up that book i was meaning to read. "The Corrections" By Jonathan Franzen, very interesting book and a good read. It's just too bad school started again and I'm not going to get a lot of time to just relax and read. My eyes are already feeling burnt out from all the reading I've been doing for the first week of school. It's going to be another tough semester.

I took care of the girlfriends dog last week. I've got to say. I'm not a fan of little dogs. They're very territorial and mean. Okay maybe it was just this dog. It was okay to take care of, but when it got its teeth sunk into to anything, or knew where it wanted to walk, there was no telling it otherwise! I swear, there was this one time when i needed to go pick up the mail for her family and i was inches away from putting the key in the hole and grabbing the mail but the dog wouldn't budge. It also ate some chocolate covered blueberries when I wasnt in the living room! Sure, it was my fault, but I was so pissed at that dog. More pissed off because what would have happened if that dog got poisoned and died!
At the airport picking up the girlfriend and family:
Allan
"Welcome Back!"
Everyone
"Thanks!"
Allan
"Yeah... Your dog is dead"
Everyone
(Shock... Sister cries)
Girlfriend
"I never want to speak to you again!!!"
~Everyone hops in cab and leaves Allan at Airport only for girlfriend to come back and slap him in the face and leaves again.
~Roll Credits

Yup and that's how it would've happened. Anyway long story short the dog is okay and one customer of mine said that chocolate is sometimes REALLY poisonous to dogs and sometimes barely anything at all. Still wasn't a good couple of days after the incident for sure, but all in all happy that saga is over and next time, if i ever do take care of the dog again, no more leaving chocolate on the coffee table and going to the restroom.

Anyway, Happy Asian New Years everyone! One more blog and it's been a whole year of monthly posts. I know i was cutting it close but i'm happy i've done this blog for atleast a year now. I'm gonna give myself a nice pat on the back for it. Til next time kiddos.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Awkward Moments with Gifts

Hello again!

Lights by Journey is playing right now and it's just the perfect time to blog i feel! With that said, I'm pretty stoked to have this next month off because of school is over. The beginning of December was just a living hell because of school and finals. I still have yet to get my results back and i'm just a little stressed. The hardest semester of my college career was pretty manageable i'd say. Of course i pretty much talked to absolutely no one but i'd say it was worth it.

Now that I have a lot more free time, I'm trying to relax and play fun portable games! The one i'm currently on is Chrono Trigger, and after i beat that i think i'm going to play Super Mario RPG because a certain princess of mine has never played it, and its got me wanting to play it again. I'm not particularly in the mood to play games, but playing an old game brings back good memories and it's nice to play again. Playing a brand new game would just seem draining to me i think. The only new games i feel like playing now adays are competitive games or games that have a long history of game play like mario or donkey kong.

Anyway, putting games aside, I've had a pretty good December. I'm not going to lie, November was a whole lot better to me because i didn't really like the stress that came along with crazy shoppers, drivers, and moms but I did enjoy seeing the faces on my friends and family's faces when I gave them their gifts. I'm very glad i could see everyone, from my immediate family as well as my other family, i even got to hang out with my girlfriends family. All was well during the weekend of Xmas. What I enjoyed most was playing scrabble and Super Mario Bros Wii with the GF's family.

I've noticed Christmas always has one flaw, and it's unfortunate but sometimes people get gifts for others and others didn't get a gift for the other person. I got this amazing cook book for Christmas because of course, i like to cook. It was from one of my best friends sister and i felt super bad not getting her and the rest of his family a gift. What do you do? She's done so much for me this year i feel like. I bought her a birthday present but since i didn't immediately have a Christmas present for her, is a late one appropriate? Or should I just not get one at all? I can understand the other side too, i get gifts for friends that i don't expect to get gifts in return. They feel bad, but i tell them it's not their obligation to get me a gift in the first place. Before we could just shrug it off as, "Oh, he doesn't have a job, He's still young, He's still blah blah" But now that i'm making money, there's really no excuse besides that money thing, but who isn't a little low on cash these days? It's an excuse I try not to play too much.Gift giving is just a awkward situation in general. It just opens up all the other thoughts of awkward gift giving moments in my head. For example, what about the part where everyone has been given a gift, except for one person? It sure sucks to be that one person just sitting there while everyone else is opening gifts. The mind boggles.

I know that was a very long and pointless ramble about the awkwardness of gift giving but it was necessary! Of course we all should just be thankful that we get to spend time with all of our loved ones and that should always be the most important part but i'm just here to point out some of the funny moments that we have during the process of this loving time of the year.

New years is coming and my resolution for last year was to read 12 books that were not part of school and i read about 2... Man i feel pathetic, maybe i should just not make a resolution and then i'll just be surprised with what kind of year i've had. This year has been one crazy one and i'm very much glad that it's over and ready to start off on a fresh foot. With all the bad that i've had to deal with this year, there was a lot of good in between that too, and to be honest, that's just the way i like it. Come rain, come shine y'all. Happy New Years!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Timing isn't Everything

Hello again!

Since we last left off, our hero has been having a boring month only to find out there there was so much more in store for him!!! Ok, sorry i was reading comics a while ago and it just seemed right to go into the 3rd person. But hey, at least i'm not referring to myself as THE Allan. 11 Months and at least a blog for every month! I know January i didn't blog but i still have at least 11 posts and i've got to say i'm pretty proud of myself. It's very hard to just muster up the energy to blog about stuff even there is so much to say! I guess i just can't shut up sometimes.

Anywho, November has come and almost gone and it's amazing as i look back on how fast this year has gone by! This time last year i was freezing my but off in Europe and probably drinking some type of beer or taking some shot of vodka. My tolerance has seriously shot down. But that's good and bad in some ways for sure, but one thing i can say that i don't miss about Europe was that blasted snow!!! It was great the first day, horrible the next 2 months. One thing i do miss about Europe around this time was how close everything was and how the town of Aarhus was very much a college town and you could find everyone at a certain place at a certain time. Exchange student life was a very interesting one indeed. Ahh memories...

I'm really not sure what to say about this month. I'd like to say it has been very good to me, and that i look back and i can say i honestly smiled a lot, genuinely laughed a lot, cried a little (stupid football games). Things have been good and i think it really all has to do with the attitude you bring into an environment. You see these people in other countries that do less desirable jobs and get paid diddly squat and if they can smile, the least you can do at a job that pays decently and doesn't ask an incredible amount compared to these poor people. Granted, not a lot smile, but for them a hard day's work is something that some strive for. But who cares about WHY i'm in a good mood, just being in a good mood should be celebrated in itself.

But of course, a favorite saying of mine is "come rain, come shine", which if you've been reading my blog for a while now, knows that this means with all bad times, good ones are to follow. But it works both ways, and an unfortunate thing that i've been seeing how dishonesty can really ruin peoples lives. Trust seems to be a big issue that's been swirling in my life lately. Not me per se, but just people around me. I have trust issues sure, but that's for another blog. It's just unfortunate to see amazing people get lied to time and time again, and when push comes to shove there's nothing a person can do about it besides let them figure everything out themselves. Its just unfortunate to see things go in certain directions because of what another person does. It's been like 3-4 people in my life that just have been unlucky.

I was reading an interview with Nicky Manaj or whatever way you spell her name and she said something very interesting to people that think she's calling them out in her lyrics. "If you didn't do anything wrong, you shouldn't think the lyrics are directed at you". That's real talk right there i think. See, what shes trying to get at is that only people who find themselves being super defensive is if they have a reason to be defensive. It's all psychology i know, but when she dumbs it down like that even normal people like us can understand it. I think no matter who you are as a person, you shouldn't think words are directed at you unless you feel like you did something wrong. And if you think back to every time you feel offended or words have been pointed at you (even if they weren't meant to be) you feel a little guilty when they say them because you could be just as guilty as the person they're talking about. I know i've been like that plenty of times, people would say they hate brash, cocky, no it alls, and i think to myself, "hey, thats me!". I try not to let it bother me but i'm only human right?

This blog must be about interesting quotes i've heard in the past couple days because here comes another one! "A wise man once said it's better to be lucky than good, another one said its better to be both" SO TRUE! I've always been called the "lucky one", i don't know if that's even true, but if we've learned anything from the third paragraph of this post is that it's all how you look at it. I guess i was trying not to be selfish when it came to being lucky, but if you never put yourself in a position to be lucky you will never know how to handle a situation when the time comes. I did get the quote from football and they basically explained that a team was winning most of their games off of others mistakes but it took the skill of that team to capitalize on others mistakes, hence having luck and being good. I also read on a survey that people who consider themselves lucky have a different outlook on life that other people, something about noticing opportunities more than the person who considers themselves less lucky. I guess timing isn't everything haha.

But ALSO from what i've kinda realized today at lunch with an amazing friend is that its really not just luck when we talk about it in a romantic realm either. We were talking about meeting the right person, and how that "right" person could easily have met another person that was better than ourselves, but they happened to fall onto us. I see their point, it's the classic "how did HE get HER!?" example, the guy must have a lot of cash, or be super sensitive or have some type of mind control. I don't think so, like we talked about before, its LUCK for sure, but also being on the same page when it comes to holding a conversation and the right amount of attraction. I've got to think back about my past relationships and it's all been great luck with amazing girls, but horrible timing when it came to meeting them. We'd barely talk, i'd be too busy, or she'd be talking to another guy AND me at the same time, or she would be leaving for Austrailia the next morning. Things like that you can't explain. All you can do i guess is have a little faith that things will fall in place when the time comes. Lucky people can find amazing people and not know what to do with it, Good people can always have the right moves but never put them in a position to meet the right person.

It's really all interesting this crazy concept of finding "the one". I've been on this spree of thinking of theories and reason why some people do what they do, partly because it seems to settle the girls that i talk to down when they're confused on why guys think the way they think but its also funny seeing it in action with some people as well. They say i should write a book about it, but it'd probably be a boring book like this blog because all i do is ramble.

Lastly, ITS NOVEMBER! and it just wouldn't be right if i didn't say i was super excited about the christmas holidays!!! Thanksgiving is great and i get to play football and chow down on food, but its nothing compared to ice skating, walking in the park, warm weather clothes, christmas songs, presents and finding great gifts for people and LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS! Gotta go see one of those guys that is a super rich engineer and just decks his house out with orchestrated music this year. Hopefully he does it again this year. Oh, and for thanksgiving, i would like to say i'm thankful for all the amazing people i've met with this year, the friends that i've connected with, the friends that are still around after dealing with all my bull and the parents that never raised me to only care about my happiness and never money. I hope i can instill that into my child that no matter what they do, they just work hard, and not care so much about the result but that you put your best into it. Lastly, i'm thankful for meeting a very special person this year, this person flipped my world around and it's thanks to her that this has been a very bearable year with all the amazingly bad things that have come my way. Thanks and eat a lot everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Little Miss Beast Mode

Hello out there to my 5 or so readers,

So since my last blog, things have sorta slowed down and have become less hectic, but that might not be true at all since all i've really been doing with my life it seems is being stuck in the library. So instead of writing about me (for now atleast), i shall take a moment to talk about a friend of mine, her name is Stephanie "Beast Mode" Chan. Why her you ask? Because she told me to, and not a lot of girls can say "blog about me" and actually get me to do it, but Stephs a special one that girl...

Hm... I really don't know how we ended up getting to know each other, or even become so close of friends, it just kind of happened, as are most friendships i guess. My first memory of her was a nerdy looking girl with glasses who was always hanging out with another friend Lillian. Lillian and I went to middle school together so that's how i knew her. Steph never talked much, then I saw her at Fanime, which was super weird since i didn't think anyone at the high school even went to these kinds of things. She bought a kung fu panda shirt and then i would see her wear it at school. I had a thing about saying "NICE SHIRT" really loudly to people who i saw wear our shirts out in public. Sure, it was a little embarrassing but i didn't care, never did, never will.

Besides those encounters, I never really talked to her much, then came senior year. I just broke up with my girlfriend at the worst possible time! I was hanging out with one of my guy friends during lunch and i guess he hung out with Steph and her group?Prom season was here and i needed a date, i went with Stephanie. It was a pretty funny (and selfish i might add) story actually now that i think of it. We were all hanging out at the cafeteria and of course we were all asking each other who each other were going with. Steph and I had plans to go with other people, and i said, "Hey, if things dont work out, wanna be back-up dates?" Man, there's a lot of things i look back on and say to myself "Really allan?" But then again we all know how this story goes, Both Steph and I's plans dont work out and we end up going together. Which i guess now was more of a blessing in disguise. The rest is really history, Steph and I are close and I GUESS i could call her my top girl friend, i don't use the term BEST friend because my last best girlfriend broke my heart. In the bff kind of way of course.

Stephanie Chan is an amazing girl, and you gotta take her for her good and her bad. Her "bad" if i may add, is hilarious! Why do i call her Beast Mode you might ask? Is it because she gets super drunk and always has to rely on moi? Is it because she does pretty crazy things and says stupid things when shes drunk? Nope, it's just because shes still the same Stephanie Chan when she's drunk, just 10X that. A lot of people get drunk and do stupid things they wouldn't do if they were sober, and sure, steph's had that, but most of her best traits are just amplified when she drinks. BEAST MODE!!! I'd say i'm pretty protective of Steph, I guess everyone is sometimes with Steph, she's the "Baby" of the group after all. Oh well, her birthday is coming up and i guess it was a good way to look at "My Life with Stephanie Chan". There was a game show like that "This is Your Life" or something, i wish it was still on, what a crazy concept. Guess it wasnt very profitable. Anywho, enough about little miss beast mode.

I'd say this month has had a lot of ups and downs. But I'm a champ at ups and downs, the secret is to never let anything inflate or deflate your head. It's not so much optimism, more or less just not letting one dent in your huge life define who you are. If you ended up creating a cure for cancer, sure, that could be something that defines you, but a bad day where some crazy maniac coffee drink yells at you for no complete reason? It could definitely be worse. I think i'm great at forgiving quickly when things turn ugly, but forgetting... that's definitely not been my strong suit. It goes both ways really, when things are good, i savor the moment for a little bit, but i never forget when things really excite me. My ultimate goal in life is all about balance. How does one achieve that you might ask? Make sure i don't ever take advantage of the things that make me happy.

One of those things is Dukes. Dukes is an English Pub and I definitely look forward to it every Wednesday now that i think i've found my niche. A group of real guys, that just like talking about random stuff, sports, comics, girls, w/e. Being there makes me feel like i have a place i belong. Not to say being in other places have made me feel less at home, just this one feels a whole lot better. Maybe it's just the alcohol, maybe not. It's not perfect this Dukes, but its mine on Wednesdays, that i can say. It's not for a lot of my friends, and that's okay, but the friends that i have that do share those good times at dukes, its just amazing sometimes. Theres not a lot of people that can say they look forward to Wednesdays as much as i do. I'll miss it occasionally but that's life for you and you can't do anything about it, like i said before, you gotta take everything in stride.

Since i'm taking care of my brothers house i'm going to have to wake up early and walk the dog before heading to school, who knew dog-sitting could be so hard? I have enough on my hands and now i have to make sure not to leave the water bowl empty along with a whole list of things, i guess life is just not normal for me unless i have a crapload things to do. I need sleep, this blog was a long time coming, i'm glad Steph told me to blog.

Til next time kiddos.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Happy Place

It's that time again! Yessiree... time to rave and rant about my wonderful life.

I don't know what it is, but as of right now, i'm just in a happy place. I mean it, I might have one less friend than the last time i've blogged, or i might be sick but that won't keep me down because good vibes are just flowing in me right now. It might be because I'm starting to feel like i know what i'm going to do with my life after college and i've been taking big leaps to do what is needed to get me in the job i want. It might be because for the first time in a while i can see a goal that has ignited a light under me. Life is always better when you have goals, especially goals like this that have taken so god damn long to accomplish. School, we've gone through our entire lives of it to even hope to get to this point. I feel like i'm more fortunate than most, a lot of these opportunities just fall on my lap. Of course when they do fall, I don't think twice not to grab them for my own. But anyway, heres hoping the world doesn't end in 2012 because that would be the most ironic thing ever for students graduating in 2011. You spend your entire life in school only for a giant tidal wave or earthquake to take it away. What a delight.

These past couple weeks have come and gone so quickly! I started only to find out that i needed to start applying for jobs, joining clubs, getting ready for national exams and last but not least, getting a suit! Man oh man, i love getting suited! It's just a cool feeling knowing a little man (and yes he was little, like 5-2) is suiting you up and showing you things they think you'd look good in. It helps to have a friend come along and help you with the little things like ties and shirts, but the suit is what makes you feel powerful, respected, manly. Bottom line is it makes me feel like my life is going somewhere finally. Of course, suits aren't for everyone, and scientists and doctors don't need suits but i'm not one of them, and i need a suit! It sounds pretty shallow and materialistic but especially since i'm paying for the suit myself and blowing loads of hard-earned cash to look decent for these firms. I should at least be proud of what i'm wearing. I mean really now, a person who builds a house to live in would be proud of the house, a suit is no different.

Things are changing pretty quickly in my life, by November i could find out which firm or company i'll be working for, or by November i could be horribly stressed since no firms even thought to give me a shot. Hopefully i'm shooting for the first option. It's kinda scary to think these people hold the key to whether or not you move out of your parents house, move into a decent apartment and 1-2 bedroom apartment in the city with your very own bathroom and closet, and a place to put your brand new car keys... wait, i'm probably going on too much but it's the vision that i have, so sue me. Anyway, i'm just hoping they give me a shot, it's all i ask for, i know i can impress them with my personality, definitely not my paperwork. On paper i'm just another nguyen, another asian kid that is studying accounting, another number. But of course theres so much more, i'm definitely the only accounting student that's gone studying abroad, that's super difficult to do since you have such a tight schedule for everything, that's definitely a winner. I'm riding on my personality when i'll be talking to these firms because to be honest, that's all i got. We'll just have to see if that's enough.


What else is there to talk about? Oh right, i read on yahoo or some news thing and they talked about how we change our friends every 4 years or so on average. We just hang out with different people because around those 4 years or so, our jobs and lives change. People move, friends have falling outs, its just what happens. I guess statistics don't lie. Of course a couple years ago there was a 15% chance of me living, but i beat those odds! Doesn't look so lucky for these ones. I'm sure my best friends will always be there for me, i see them living their lives, and when the wedding comes, we'll all be hanging out by the patio like the ending scene in The Hangover. That was a pretty epic scene in my mind because that's kind of what i would want, without all the crazy (maybe). But to all the other people in my life, i can't say i see them in my future, i can honestly say if they disappeared, i wouldn't be too hurt, I'D BE HURT, but it wouldn't be a lasting feeling. It is this being cynical? Of course not, one thing i've learned in life, is that a person should never be cynical. One of my favorite quotes, which come from a man i only watched his ended show and a few episodes of because it was on, Conan O'Brian said this.

"Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism -- for the record, it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."

This is strong, deep, powerful, whatever you want to say, but it's like he was reading my mind and saying the words i could never put into. Life is good, and that's all that people should know. Not great, not even decent for a lot of people, but if you have the chance to look at all the great things you've done in life, and not let disappointments cloud your vision, its going to take you far... real far.

But like i said, even with all this pressure to succeed and all the mess that is life everything is A-OK, because you have to take the good with the bad, and maybe in some messed up world that my head is in right now, i'm in a happy place.

'til next time kids.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Ultimate Reliever of All Things Stressful

Today is a good day to blog. This past week has been pretty hectic, going here, going there, doing this and that. Sometimes it can get pretty draining, as much as i like going out, the other half of me likes to just sit back and relax, be one with my yin, or is it yang? Oh well, you get the point... Blogging helps me feel a lot more relaxed.

It also helps running 5 miles up and down hills to get your body in a state of relaxation. The run was awesome, theres that feeling of pain you get in the beginning or midway through the run to the top, but when you get to the top, its one of the best feelings ever. Not to mention the "runner's high" you get after. It's all really a combination. Lets walk through it...

You're starting out, kinda tense because you don't really want to stretch before you run because that's actually worse for you. (Don't know why? Google it) Then you start, you're trying to set a good pace for yourself, not to get to overexcited and burnout quick. Then the surrounded engulf you, trees for days, birds and deer and the occasional lizards everywhere, the smell of the trails, ahhhh nostalgia. Everything about running in those hills is amazing for me, even though i'm as slow as a snail now, i really want to get back into shape, i feel like i would enjoy it more now that i've learned to appreciate everything in nature and not just be so focused on running. Another great thing about running is how good you feel afterwards, i might feel a little tired, but it's as if one of my lungs just magically reappeared again! You can breath so much better and it sure does give you a feeling of more energy. All in all i will take all the cramps and pains for everything that running offers. Running is the ultimate reliever of all things stressful.

Now for something new: When a girl kisses a guy on the cheek, what does that mean? It's the ultimate misleader in my mind, does it mean the girl likes him but doesn't like him enough, or does it just mean the guy is sweet and you're too afraid to make the first move.... Ah the mind boggles, to think telling someone you like them would be so hard. Well of course it is! The thought that they might reject you could send you spiraling down into never confessing to someone ever again, a scary thought indeed.

A friend asks me... "Who do you hang out with?" That's a pretty good question i think... I tell him i hang out with this group, i talk with these people, i do this with that person... and he goes, "that's it?" That's it!? This coming from a guy who does nothing but hangs out with his girlfriend and before that nothing but his cousin. Thats it... Grr... That's kinda annoying, but what can you do. The second it goes on this blog i shall forget about it until i reread it again.

I was looking back at some of my 2008 entries and some of them are still pretty funny. My opinions about how women should put the seat up for guys instead of the other way around is definitely a questionable topic but a lot of it was just to get my mind off of things at the time. San Francisco can be a pretty lonely if you don't really know anyone. I hope it's not going to be like that when i move out again after i graduate.

Around this time last year, i was in Denmark. I was getting to meet all these new people, see all these new things. Time sure does fly. I wonder if how many people actually missed me, how many people would miss me if i left somewhere far for a job or something. The group i hang out with is going through a lot of changes, lots of people leaving, lots of things changing, there are times when we mention one of our friends, mainly to bash on him, but we miss him, and everyone else that left. I just hope its the same if i ever go.

Tomorrow will be another day, I hope it will be just as fulfilling as its felt like today. Til next time kids!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Fastest Way to a Guy's Heart....

So i have writer's block. More or less. I feel more lazy than anything. I just don't want to write about history of Korea and what people do there! I mean all and all it's an interesting topic, but i feel more at ease when i'm taking an opinion on something. You can't take opinions on facts. 1+1=2 is not very interesting to write about. So here i am, going to blog just so i can get my mind off of my assignment and prolong what i have to do that's going to be due in a couple days. That's fine by me, i could probably bust it out all monday since i have no work or school, but that seems pretty stressful. And since i'm not doing anything better with my life at the moment, i SHOULD take the initiative and bust this essay out.

Maybe it's just me, but i find reading letters and emails are WAY more interesting to read that when you're merely just talking to them online or through FB or what have you. Maybe its because you stop for a second and just focus on reading that letter or the email. Sure, there are times when you're distracted from reading it and if the email is long enough you have to stop and take a break. But most of the time, in my head i cherish it more just because someone took the time to write it to me. I hate mass emails, that kills the personal effect of the email and just seems like another post on FB. To have a REAL connection with someone, whether that just be a minor one or a huge one, messages between just two people just hit a different chord in my book. I guess you can compare it to getting a birthday greeting now a days on FB to getting an actual card from someone.

While we're on the topic of things that give me that oh so warm feeling inside, we should talk about food. I love food, i guess i would have to blame my love of food for the reason i have to compulsively have to work out everyday, which i haven't been and now i feel like im carrying a rock with me everytime i take a step now. I look back at all the horrible things we as kids used to stick down our throats without a second thought. It scares me to remember me eating 2 boxes of cheese sticks during lunch and not feel a thing. If i would have done that today i would be stuck in the bathroom for days. I guess you could say my palette has grown a little stronger and i have a love for foods that excite my taste buds. Which brings me to the question.

If the fastest way to a guy's heart is through his stomach why is there a more and more increasing number of girls who don't know how to cook?

Wouldn't you think that is the first things girls would learn if they wanted to impress a guy? When it comes down to it, guys will look at a girl and sure "rate" them and what not, but after all that looking the guy actually might want to get to know a girl, and when they find out that they don't really know how to do anything, theres got to be something wrong here. Now guys are learning to cook and be sensitive to girls feelings, but girls now a days are just becoming lazy. As guys we really don't need much, but it's a shame that so many girls, feel like they aren't "good enough" to learn how to cook. Cooking is almost never something you are gifted with, it's something you learn, everyone fell off the bike at one point, it's time they start learning how to cook some Risotto! (which is one of my favorite side dishes) Okay Okay that MIGHT have sounded a bit sexist, but in all honesty, guys are trying their best to understand you guys as well, trying to get in your world, and you see where that's failed us, we become that "friend" that guy that knows how to cook a mean salmon, or can go shopping with us, but when it comes down to it girls really do enjoy a Guy's Guy. Not some fruffy metro dude that cares more about his hair than what you had to say to him that day. FACE IT, its the truth and it works both ways with a guy.

Well that's enough for me to keep moving on with my writing. My old teacher was write about this write about other things if you can't write about what you're suppose to thing. Now lets hope i'm not blogging in a couple hours again >_<. LATER!