Saturday, December 29, 2007
I hated where I used to work. I hated the work I used to do. But I loved loved loved my coworkers so I put up the good fight and stayed. I stayed until we had to move. My direct boss "T" was so cool and so sweet. She always invited me out to drink after work and hang out, but I didn't always take her up on it since she WAS my direct boss. She even made it to my wedding.
Today I get up and go onto myspace.com and I see this post that say RIP T. I thought to myself, what an attention whore and even considered writing her back how sick of a joke that was. Plus, I even considered maybe her profile got hacked or something.
Tonight, after taking down Christmas decor I logged back on to myspace and saw that it was her brother who posted, and list all the funeral information. ::shock::
"T" was 24 years old. She had worked her ass off in college and was becoming a CPA and was an accounting manager at my last job. She had a long time relationship whom she lived with and one of the most unique personalities I've ever come across. I've even tried to be more like her since I looked up to her so much.
She had this vacation planned to go to Cabo for a while now, since before I left. She went and when she got back she got really sick. Typical right. She went to the doctors and was given antibiotics and painkillers. The next day she was rushed back to the hospital and her heart stopped 4 times on the 23rd. She made it through to the 24 but died around midnight.
How does this happen? I don't know much else and it's so hard for me to deal with since I heard it on myspace, but how does this happen? I called all my other coworkers but since the second bulletin didn't go up till 11, most people aren't answering their cell phones. I just talked to her. She was anxious to do a margarita night with me. We just talked!! I don't understand how God can justify this sort of thing. I am sure he can, but I don't understand it at all. She had built such a promise-filled life for herself, she worked so hard...how is this fair? I don't know how to feel. I'm so much in shock, that there is no room for sadness. I'm sure when I attend her funeral it will be sad. But right now my head can not wrap around something like this. Go on vacation...come back...dead? And if she was in the hospital that long, how did it get so bad that she died after being there for that long? I wish I had more answers at this point.
I don't know what else to write and I can't go to sleep. I've been dealing with this for about 2 hours now, and its still just as unbelievable as it was the second i read the funeral post.
I am going to miss our bagel and monster mornings.
I am going to miss our Ma'am talks.
I'm going to miss you.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday night was extended Bumblebee family get together in Arcadia. I love extended Bumblebee family. They are all Filipino and are just like my dad's family. Really loud and outgoing. Bumblebee men are known for having pocket knives...it's just their thing. They aren't ghetto, they aren't gangsta, but they have pocket knives, so whenever someone has a problem with ribbon on their gift, all 7 boys in the bumblebee family (including Mr. Bumblebee) whip out their pocket knife, it's kind of startling if you aren't used to it. The family is getting bigger and so this year we didn't a gift exchange where everyone brings a gift for their gender and then through a game of stealing and picking from the pile we each get a gift. This year I went home with a cute white scarf with matching white gloves. They are made of the fuzzy warm material, like those thick socks are. I love it.
It has a 1200 mile break in period and it's driving my poor husband nuts! He loves to drive cars hard but you have to wait till after the break in period. Once that break in period is over, I suggest everyone keep off the road if you see a gray mini racing towards you.
Here are a few pictures of my very FEW Christmas decor. I decided there was no point in putting up a whole bunch of crap since no one was going to be coming by. Mr. Bumblebee insisted on a tree so it's all good though.
So it's not Martha Stewart, but hey! It's my first Christmas.
Christmas cards are not very important in my family but it Mr. Bumblebee's family it's a big deal. When we just got back from our honeymoon his family was already asking me what I was going to do for the holiday card. So this year we made up our own, to follow in tradition. We sent out 75 Christmas Cards. 99% of those were family. Ugh. Anyways, I think they turned out really cute and I've gotten a ton of compliments. It does make me happy that people appreciate all the time and effort that was put into the cards.
As I had mention in an early post, my mom bought a Chihuahua and named her Gidget. Here is a photo of her. I do not like little dogs, they annoy me. But Gidget is starting to wear on me. She is really feisty and playful. She loves other animals too. My parents also have a cat and Gidget loves to "attack" Amigo. She wanted to cuddle up with Tess too but Tess didn't know how she felt about the rat...er...puppy. Anyways, here are so photos we took of her. (p.s. she weighs 1 pound 12 ounces.)
Ok, so I am taking a break. I'll post about the rest of the holiday season for the Bumblebees a little later.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Anywho, I'll start by recapping the past weekend.
Thursday: Got the Mini! I don't have any pictures, I've been to busy but it's so cute. I think I want one really bad right now:)
Friday night: Mr. Bumblebee's holiday office party. It was intersting. Mr. Bumblebee works with a lot of Europeans, so we were the only ones at the part who didn't speak German. It was really cool though because everyone kept telling me how AMAZING my husband is at his job and how lucky we both are to have each other. Because they are all European they picked a Texican restraunt. I hate texican. I hate hate hate it. So I was very unhappy with the food.
Saturday: Got a tree, dog loves trees and eating branches. My parents came down where they suprised me with a Chiuhaha puppy. Her name is Gidget. I still don't like small dogs but she's pretty cute. Checked out the boat parade but it was freakin' cold and we didn't stay that long.
Sunday: Hit up Paul Frank warehouse sale. Went to South Coast for more shopping, stayed up doing Christmas Cards and studying.
So not intersting. I promise a more interesting Photo blog later.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
So we decided to go put the deposit on it tonight and then I get a phone call from Mr. Bumblebee. He got a raise!! We sort of expected a little jump in pay soon, but we were suprised at how generous his bosses were. They told him how happy they are with his work and how impressed they are with him and that they will even revaluate his raise in the Spring (April/May). I'm not really suprised, Mr. Bumblebee is what every employee should be. He has amazing work ethics and a great personality. I love him for all those reasons plus more.
So it was a pretty good night.
Yesterday was not so great, my parents put our family dog Misty down. She was 15 and very weak. She has progressively got worse recently but she seemed in good spirits and without pain so my parents just made her comfortable. Well Sunday I guess she wouldn't stop panting (a sign of pain) and couldn't stand up. It was time. Luckily it was all of a sudden like that. Misty is the dog my mom got when my little sister started first grade. My mom was a SAHM and so she didn't want to be lonely all the time so she got Misty. Misty wasn't my mom's third child, she was a companion moreso. My mom is having a hard time dealing with it, but she knows it was for the best. My dad wants another dog sooner rather than later, he said he hates coming home to an empty home and its actually the first time in his life that he hasn't had a dog. My mom wants some time but I think they'll get a dog. The are looking into a small dog rescue but we'll see.
Kind of a depressing note to leave on but such is life...
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
This next picture is my sister. My baby sister. I have spent my entire life concerned for her well being. That girl will never know how much she means to me. We are mean, rude, and crude to each other because...well, we are sisters. But we both do it out of love. Our inside joke list is thousands of pages long and we both share a sense of humor that only us two understand. She was my maid of honor and I am honored to have such a beautiful person in my life. P.S. she tells everyone I ditched her to get married...ha!
Heather and I have been best friends since 8th grade. I had a boyfriend in high school who she didn't like at all. Of course Heather took it upon herself to find me a new boyfriend. She introduced me to Mr. Bumblebee and I am so thankful to her for that, everyday. This picture was taken as we were walking away from our picture spot and she grabbed my hand and whispered in my ear, "I am so proud of you, you are gorgeous. I love you." My husband gave me a breath of what life should be like, she is my second breath of life.
Here is a picture of all my girls, whom I love and am most grateful for.
Another reason I love these girls....damn they know how to party!
The restaurant is like a dinner show, you must have reservations and it starts at a very specific time and they let everyone in at once. Pros: Service is quick, fast, and efficient. Cons: waiting outside to be seated is the pits! Menus, table decor, chairs, bathrooms, all are very simple and plain. Nothing fancy at all. You'll realize why it's like that a little later. The ceiling is decorated in neon and Christmas lights, random things are on the walls, nick knacks on the counters. Very bazaar but very appropriate.
I ordered the boring yet trusty teryaki chicken. All dinners come with miso soup and salad. Here are my pathetic drunk attempts at pictures of my meal:Ya, they don't look very amazing, and to be honest...I've had better. But I guess you are paying for experience and not food. At this point I was past thinking of my blog and was heavily buzzed. So there aren't anymore food pictures. My chicken came and it was decent. Everyone said the sushi was great, so I guess I wasn't ordering what they specialize in. Anyways...Then, they played the chicken dance. You heard me...the chicken dance. Sounds corny huh? Well, when there are parties of 20, who have all been drinking like we had been drinking...the chicken dance is HILARIOUS. And it was a naughty dirty version of the chicken dance. After that, the restaurant turned into an 80's night club sorta. Great music. More drinks are served, lap dances by waiters were given and finally the stage show.
That's right...see that Asian dude in the lap dance picture? He and the rest of the waiters, waitresses, and sushi chefs all line up and do (move for move) the song Bye Bye Bye by N*SNCY. Serious?! Funniest moment of my whole life. We couldn't believe what we were seeing. So finally they kicked us out and we (with our DD of course) drove back to SCV to go bar hopping (it can be done in SCV). Here is a pic of me and my best friend...the birthday girl! (yes the restaurant put that hat on her...we made her keep it on)Ya...we were buzzed....
So Saturday was the dreaded UCLA vs USC football game. I didn't care this year because I knew our chances of winning were slim. And we didn't! But the best thing ever was that my cousin and other best friend Amber was able to come! YAY! She's a trojan but we love her.
Brittany (sister), Amber (cousin), Me
It was a fun weekend overall. Glad football season is over and that Dorrel was let go.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
1. Burt's Bees Gift Bag: I love Burt's Bees, and it works perfectly with my last name. This is so cute and available at Target. I could use a new make up bag and this would be perfect!
2. Coach Hamilton Bag: I'm a coach whore! I love all Coach things and I really want this bag.
3. Seatbelt Bag: I love this company! I have had a few of their bags over the past 7 years and I love them! I need one in blue!
4. Rinestone Rainbows: I can not believe they came out with these right after our wedding otherwise I would have worn these down the aisle...I love rainbows. We gave everyone in our wedding party a pair and I could totally use more!
5. Cranium: Played this game recently with the Bumblebee-ILs and it was a blast! I could totally see our friends digging this game!
6. Coach Bangle: So cute! I wasn't sure about Coach jewelry until my best friend got one for her birthday and she let me put it on...I'm in love and now I need one!
7. Sweeny Todd Soundtrack: Johnny Depp + Musical + Tim Burton = Me obsession!
8. Coach Pony-Tail Scarf: Such a cute accesory!
There ya go! I'll post about our weekend later today.