Thursday, December 9, 2010

annoying radio personalities

how do these people get these cool jobs.  i long for the time when radio hosts knew about music and kept the chit chat to a minimum.  now, a 20 second clip of a great song is followed by the intro to an awful morning show, where the uneducated hosts talk about fuck-all, that noone care about.  (ie.  their kids, their wife, celebrities going to rehab, conservative nonsense bable.)

i decided to write this post after i have written my second enraged email in just a few months to radio stations in my city.  the latest one i included below; it was in response to a hispanic man calling in asking a question, (trying to win some prize) and the host just started making fun of his accent and how the man said "job."  the man never got a chance to win the prize and was instead humiliated on a radio show that he is a fan of.

you guys are mediocre at best.  why can't we just hear music in the morning instead of ignorant, uneducated, radio personalities making fun of hispanic callers and their accents.  I don't get why some people like you, I think you are a disgusting human-being.  try being more courteous to your fans; your show is terrible, and you should feel really fortunate that you have them.


graduate student in business
1/4 hispanic heritage
someone much smarter than you

we need a revolution to bring music back to radio.  dumb reality shit has already taken over MTV (supposed to be music television), and now we are losing our radio.

the silver lining is however that local podcasts have hit the internet and i can now listen to them in my home. what to do in the car in the mean time?  i guess i will just have to make sure my ipod is updated with new tunes and with me at all times.

here is one of my favorite san diego podcasts, let me know if you know any others!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

got brand loyalty?

as i conclude my marketing class tonight, i can't help but feel relieved that i made it through my first mba class.   now to reflect on one concept, brand loyalty, here are some items that have that something extra, that i will never give up. do you have some items that you are completely stuck on?


Friday, November 12, 2010

freaky friday!

sorry these thoughts are all over the place.

i've been knitting a lot lately. i have decided since i am living on student loans, knitted gifts for x-mas is a good idea.  plus i found a project that i am so excited about and everyone who is anyone would love.  knitted beer koozie with strap.  take a look at the pictures below, jealous right!  ofcourse right now it takes me about 4 hours to make one. :0  also bought a guide to knitting so i can hone my awesome skills.  knitting, it's not just for you grandma!
this is a picture of my friend and the beginning of my knit koozie obsession.  see, don't they look happy!  don't you sometimes wish you didn't have to hold your beer. well, problem solved.

lately i had 4 beautiful house guests.  friends of mine that i met while studying abroad in italy came to visit me for my birthday and the fun was epic.   see picture! went to my and pickle's favorite sushi restaurant and a piano par, where i got stupid drunk got called on stage and made an amazingly good ass out of myself. :)
here we are at stone brewery in escondido, beer tour and best lunch ever.

now i am behind on school work, so i will probably disappear from this blog for another month.

went to whole foods for the first time today (hungry hungry hippie inspired me).  i bought so much food, from the deli got a jicama slaw and seasonal squash quinoa, both were delicious.  got butternut squash, hummus, tons of broccoli and cans of pumpkin (not sure what i am going to do with those yet). it was like disneyland for adults who love healthy food.

bought a thick yoga mat..... must start exercising!

So to add to my very long list of things i am trying to learn.  knitting, spanish, blogging, photography, cooking, guitar.....

Friday, October 15, 2010

2 years of MBA, 2 years of IBS.... oh god, i hope not!

oooohhhh midterms are upon us. 

*financial reporting midterm was a group one and is now behind me, my group got a 42/50, which sounds respectable but in grad school it is all about the average, and this score was just under the average.  major bummer!
*statistics, wicked hard test on probability functions that i took wed., will see how i do on that one, but i thinking 80/100 or 85/100 (after the curve)  curious to see how close my prediction is. (also already given a pretty complex assignment on determining confidence intervals and writing them up into a report for a marketing team, due on wed. this coming week)  that is just cruel in my opinion. (way to kick your students while they are down professor r)
*organizational behavior, midterm is on monday, i need to make about 250 flash cards this weekend for this test.
*marketing midterm on tuesday night (definitely typed tuesnight first)  which i will begin studying for, after the monday midterm, so as to not confuse my brain.

saturday (after 12), i am officially taking a pause from add meds and studying and will go to the homecoming game (sdsu vs air force), with pickle and some mba friends/classmates/peers?  we will be tailgating and eating unhealthy food and drinking beer. 

ofcourse i am thinking that i might bring a sac lunch and be sipping peppermint tea.  reason being, i have self diagnosed myself with ibs and partaking in frat boy like drinking doesn't sound like a good idea.   (surprised?, i have talked about grosser things on my blog before) 
isn't it that true you take your amazingly intricate and delicate digestive system for granted, until the day it stops working.

i feel that there is a lot of misinformation online about what to eat to promote healthy digestion.  i always hear veggies, whole grains, foods rich in fiber.  (but this is if you have a relatively healthy digestion before hand)  the last thing you want to do in a serious bout of ibs is to start eating all the fiber you can find.  (in fact i continually make this mistake, which is my reason for blogging about it, force myself to remember for the future.)

anyway, i am torn from wanting to eat healthy, and wanting to end my ibs.  so i am going to try to not stress and i will go to henrys and get the following things.

peppermint tea
greek yogurt
sweet potatoes
apple sauce
white bread
white rice
acidopholus (supplements)

wish me luck on midterms, and with the digestive stuff.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Water World

werid ass dream last night

i was a vistitor on a strange planet, that worshipped water and used it for everything.  and yet water was scarse, and used for many different things.

the dream starts,

i am driving in a car around a scenic road through a red, rocky environment (a lot like the 40 min rocky area of arizona that you drive through to get to las vegas from san diego)  anyway i was in the backseat with a citizen of this rock planet and front seats were my twin sisters.  we were asking about the planet.

next, twins are gone, just me and this girl who lives here.  she tells me about her brother who was captured and put in prison for a crime he didn't commit.  she enlists my help to break him out of prison, since i can not get in trouble, because the laws of this planet do not apply to me.  (weird justice system, i know)

we walk up to the strangest prison i have ever seen.  guards have water guns (little ones, not those bad ass super soakers), so we go up to the prison in the sky and we sit in seats of what looks like a hangy rollarcoaster (you know when your feet are dangling.)

the girl is gone and i am siting next to her brother, above a river, and he pulls off his harness and drops into the river.  confused i do the same, we climb out of the river, and start runnning, a gaurd stops him and shots him in the face with a water gun, but i grap the gun and shoot the gaurd in the face, i grap the brother and we get away.

now we are at his folks house, and they have a small pool in the house.  everything is white or blue, and in deep contrast to the desert background we have been running from.  water is sacred i find out here, and it can be used to heal and debilitate (ie the guns).  anyway.  breif family reunion in the pool, and then the police show up.  (the brother hides in some special water) i dont know, it was bluer water and he disappeared into it.

the police grill me for helping a prisoner escape, i told them i didn't know what would happen, and reminded them that i am outside their jurisdiction and so they left.

i woke up.

weird right!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Sassy Curmudgeon: If Wishes Were Horses Testicular Atrophy (or, Like Father, Like Daughter)

The Sassy Curmudgeon: If Wishes Were Horses Testicular Atrophy (or, Like Father, Like Daughter)

awesome post by sassy curmudgeon. stolen, because i love when art is interactive, someday i hope to open a gallery or museum around this concept.

which reminds me of a art show during my undergrad, 100 years ago, at sdsu there was an artist who made sculpture out of large wooden beams, and they could be moved and changed by finding secret levers or compartments in the beam. it was so much fun to try, and also to observe people interacting and trying to figure out the puzzle. i will try to find out something about this artist and post it.

(tangent) i know i haven't been very clever on my blog lately and have been borrowing heavily from other clever people. but that is because i need to do homework for chapter 5, 6, 7 in statistics, write the critical analysis on my meg whitman paper, and meet with my group about my dupont financial statement analysis. it is much less time consuming to borrow than create, so get over it.

i am making responsible choices for me future. having an mba better be a-w-e-s-o-m-e.

anderson cooper, i love you.

what a dick, huh?

Friday, September 24, 2010

you will be so glad you read dog's caloric intake

i should absolutely be focused on my mountains of accounting (sorry financial reporting, s.e.c. rules and such) and statistics homework, but i would hate to neglect my blog and my many avid readers.  lol

anyway, i have been concerned with how much and what gus eats since, well ... since day one when we got him.  sometimes i think he is looking a little chubby.  so i wanted to figure out how many calories he eats a day vs. how many calories he should be eating.

resting energy requirements or rer

the rer is the basic amount of energy that a dog would use in a day while remaining at rest. the formula to calculate rer for animals between 2 and 45 kg (5 - 99 pounds) is:

rer in kcal/day = 30(body weight in kilograms) + 70

so gus weighs about 22lbs or
1 pound = 0.45359237 kilograms
 22(.45359237)= 9.98
rer=30(9.98) +70
rer= about 370 calories
(the hard part was finding out the calories in his food)  because we mix honest kitchen and canidae.
so i deduced that we should be feeding him about 420-480, depending on how active his day was. and that is about what he does eat, not counting the cat poop he eats when i am not looking. gross huh...what is with dogs and cat poop?

but now if he gets fatter, i am going to say to him 'gus, that cat poop is really going to your thighs.'

here is gus a few days after we got him.  he is about twice as big now, but just as cute.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

lady gaga, you make me sick!

a friend of mine posted this link on his facebook and i left the following as a comment. i know i couldn't resist being judgemental. no one is perfect okay.  this is in regards to the dress that lady gaga wore to the mtv video music awards.

the real cost of this dress;

so it took 50 lbs of meat to make this dress. consider this it takes 16 lbs of grain to produce 1 lb of meat. so in essence this dress needed 50 times 16= 800 lbs of grain to make. (that could have feed people...). it is estimated that 800 million people go hungry each day.

further more, the water that was used to produced these grains and that the cow drank were wasted. clean water is such a precious resource and lady gaga just wasted thousands of gallons. not to mention the pollution from the cow (in terms of gas (methane) to the air quality and the cows excrement run off into our underground water aquifers. (cow excrement is the largest pollutant to our fresh water preserves)

finally all those grains that were fed to that cow that lady gaga wore, were probably soy or corn. two crops that are the most damaging to the topsoil in America (which we are losing at several inches a year). also the two crops which the most harmful pesticides are used on (further polluting our environment).

i get it, she is edgy! but how cool are you lady gaga when you show absolute carelessness for the planets limited resources. resources that we as people have to share.

i like fashion too, but i like clean air, clean water, and food to eat more.

you suck lady gaga!

sidenote:  economics is essentially just looking at our limited resources and allocating those resources in the most efficient ways.  i think producing meat so that lady gaga can make a meat dress (to further prove that she is outrageous) is not the best use of our finite resources.  were inefficiencies exist, changes should be made to correct them.  we need to correct this behavior in hollywood.  if there are people out there who think this is cool, they should be smacked in the side of the head with a cattle prod (or better yet a copy of one of the following books)

diet for a small planet by frances moore lappe
in defense of food by michael pollan
omnivore's dilemma by michael pollan
food politics by marion nestle
the china study by collin campbell, phd

Sunday, September 12, 2010

a window into my relationship

watching football game, and a commercial comes on for some cookie cutter cop show staring some obscure, cute blonde actress.  last line of preview, "...something something something, 'cause i'm a us marshall.'

kim:  (identifying with cute blonde actress) wouldn't it be cool to be a us marshall.  i mean, i think there are only a handful of them.

pickle:  (looks up from his laptop and fantasy football stats) hmmm, i dunno.  i just know that chuck norris was a texas ranger.  

kim: (pauses to consider what pickle has just said)  what? (thinking that isn't the same thing, it the same?  i mean i don't know anything about us marshalls or texas rangers.  maybe they work together sometimes to fight crime. maybe it's like how the marines are part of the navy.  states rangers are part of the us marshalls ...(that doesn't sound right).  maybe texas ranger is just a made up title, chuck norris gave to himself.   i have never met a marshall or a ranger, so maybe they are both made up.  .....stupid made up us marshalls.)

cute song, small world, randomness, art

found this song on a blog of someone who i went to high school with.  small world, smaller blogging community.  anyway it occurred to me today that if i just have a couple readers, whose blogs are well read, their followers may occasionally read my blog, and become readers, and grow exponentially.  anxiety and insecurity rising, my blog isn't ready for that sort of lime light. lol. but really i should actually start blogging daily and making things more interesting.

update:  i have another follower, bringing the grand total to 3!  yeah!  so this is a shout out to you rick, even if the act of clicking 'follow' on my blog was an accident, i have now mentioned you in a post and have therefore guilted you into being my most loyal reader.  haha women are so tricky, huh.

to anyone thinking to themselves what a loser, she only has three followers.  to be fair, my friends and family do not follow this blog, except you safuego (i love you).  but yeah you would be right, what a loser.  :)

on another side note, i should check with the artist to make sure it is alright first.  eh, i'll check later, here is some new art from a friend of mine. he is a san francisco artist and if interested i can put you in touch with him.  i am sure he will be excited for exposure on such a popular blog (wink wink).

"a gale in the night" by chris love

Friday, September 10, 2010

why are there no blog posts in august?

well aug. i was busy working my butt off at my seasonal position as a waitress by a pool at the legendary hotel del coronado.  probably one of the most challenging jobs, physically, that i have ever done.  so to the point, i got a weekend off for my friend safuego and her husband's joint bachelorette/ bachelor party in las vegas. it was epic!

okay so drinking in a party bus the way there and back was a great idea in theory, but not so good in practice.  a couple people got sick / peed in bottles + the bus had poor ventilation = misery.  despite it all though, it was a great, great time.

here are some highlights that i can remember;

-pickle dancing the night away at the club "the bank" (he is not a man that dances under usual circumstances)
-nobody got arrested or fought
-donnelly's boy short underwear that read, and i quote... "maneater"
-mojitos at belagio,  mmmm i love mojitos
-greenman high rolling (at least for a little while), while pickle, donnelly and i danced behind him
-drunk idiot at cesar's palace betting on every number at the roulette table, then announcing "i win every time!, i win every time!"  as he knocks chips everywhere.  what a mess.
-pickle more than once, referring to the aforementioned hotel as "little" cesar's palace
-morning after, disgustingly hungover, laying on the grass outside flamingo, a gross ass bird befriended us.  the thought of him will forever creep me out.

in answer to the question in the title, the reason there are no posts in august is that it took weeks to recover from this trip.  honestly, weeks.

farmer's market

today pickle and i went to our local farmer's market.  i learned that lime and sea salt almonds are delicious and that free cheese and green chile tamales taste better than ones you pay for.  my favorite part of the experience was the free samples.  that should be a practice that should move beyond costco and farmer's markets.  i love trying stuff first.  plus, i then feel obligated to consider buying it at that point.  it is a delicious good sales strategy.

we bought;
raw almonds
heirloom tomatoes
loaf of multi grain, extra seedy bread
tabbouleh, hummus, and pita

Thursday, September 9, 2010

i don't need to go to paul mitchell school for this

so today after my shower i decided i would cut my own hair.  now, in order to put this statement into some context, my sophomore year of undergrad i vowed to never cut my hair again, after i accidentally cut my eyelashes while doing my bang trim.  couldn't wear mascara for a year.  i think it is safe to say however, that is mistake you only make once.  anyway, i just recently cut gus' hair and it was a success so i decided my hair is next.

plus, if you have been reading my blog, you know i am beyond broke and paying for someone to cut my hair is out of the question.  how about i pay for food for me and my dog first. my overpriced masters program second, and well that leaves me in the negative.

in addition to all this, the last couple times i have had my hair done, i have been less than impressed. lets be real, if my hair is going to be uneven or have trailer park looking highlights, it better be me that is making those mistakes.  i didn't go to school for this, or log thousands of hours doing hair, i don't claim to be an expert, and most importantly i don't charge for my services.  

anyway, i finished, blew it out and it looks pretty good.  i mean, not that it has to look great, i have wavy hair and all.  i was going to take a picture, but then i couldn't bring myself to take one of those pictures in the bathroom with your phone.  see below---->  they make me cringe

okay maybe demi moore looks good doing it, but that is it, everyone else looks dumb.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

broke but inspired

these are just some images that are aesthetically pleasing to me.... they all come from a blog fav of mine  enjoy!

first week of my mba

-$20,000 in student loans, -3,000 to bail friend out of jail, -2,600 to buy another car, -800 to fix old car (yes i now have two cars).

it has been a very busy month and i have not had a chance to write about all my goings on.  but, despite being as broke as can be i am extremely happy in my current life situation.  no longer am i stuck in the purgatory of out of college but without real job.  i am now back to being a student, enrolled in a mba program that is ranked in the top 50 in the nation.

i am one week in and have already decided that i need to save managerial economics til next semester.

my current schedule as it will remain;

ba 650 financial reporting and analysis
ba 651 organizational behavior
ba 652 statistical analysis
ba 655 marketing

my impression of my classes is that they will be very very challenging, ...of my professors, that they love what they do and really do want us to succeed,...of my classmates, that they are the most intelligent group of people that i have ever met.

i have quit my job and my guitar lessons :(, but i can't justify guitar lessons when i am living off loans.  my only focus for the next two years is to do well in this program, network my butt off, get great internships, and get a job that will make me rich.

Monday, July 19, 2010

taco salad mystery recipe

this salad was amazing, however, i have no idea where the inspiration came from for this.  i can't seem to find the recipe i used and will probably never be able to recreate it exactly. even though i started a blog to record and archive these sorts of things.  i think i really must have a.d.d.   anyway, i know that the dressing was made form lime juice and other things, (honey, but i remember thinking i would 86 the honey on my 2nd attempt)

thank goodness for photos....
ingredients; avacado
red onion
black beans
tortilla chips
various seasonings


these are some highlights of our night in hillcrest during pride.  a picture says a thousand words, so here are 3000 for you to ponder.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

1st guitar lesson

yesterday was my very first guitar lesson.

i need to write down this mess of feelings that i experienced after my guitar lesson, so that i can continue to practice and not lose motivation.

i felt excited with the possibility, happy that i was trying something totally new and foreign, every song i heard i tried to make a mental note to learn (once i am good enough obviously), pure bliss and joy, and all i did was learn chords Em Am C and D and how to hold the guitar correctly.

so happy to have found something else that i think i will love very much.

my current listenings, it's good, real good

Cold War Kids- Santa Ana Winds
Cold War Kids- Audience of One
Cold War Kids- Golden Gate Jumpers
Dr. Dog- Shadow People
Julian Casablancas- 11th Dimension
Julian Casablancas- Tourist
Free Energy- Bang Pop
Delta Spirit- Strange Vine
Delta Spirit- Ode to Sunshine
Surfer Blood- Take it Easy
Surfer Blood- Swim
TV On The Radio- Wolf Like Me
Violent Femmes- Kiss Off
Drake, ft. Peter Bjorn- Let's Call it Off

while listening to these tunes you should be relaxing, maybe stretching on a yoga mat, drinking either a light mexican beer (sol preferred, but corona will do) or iced green tea- because it is so damn hot, or reading blogs.

happy listening!

picture needs some explanation, huh? okay, i stole it from a family member, he had it on his facebook page, what a hussy huh? anyway, the background is, that it was taken in tahiti (i think), for a modeling agency (chip n' dales, i think) when he was working with them. (he isn't the man in the photo, for anyone wondering) i love it, for obvious reasons, and took it. i don't think he would disapprove though. so enjoy.

the forgotten....

Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros- Home
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros- Janglin'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Gold Lion
Vampire Weekend- Cousins
Vampire Weekend- (everything else vampire weekend has ever made)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Penne a la Punk Ass Betsy-- tribute to pioneer woman

this is so so yummy.....  found the recipe on pioneer woman's blog.   i don't know what they were thinking with the amount of heavy whipping cream they used.  i am convinced it is a typo.  I used reg. whipping cream and about a third of what the recipe calls for.  but yummmmmm...dil pickle made a delicious greek salad to go with it.

Here is the recipe from the website

Prep Time: 25 Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings:
  • ¾ pounds Penne Pasta
  • 1 pound Shrimp
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Onion (small)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ cups White Wine (or To Taste)
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (8 Oz)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream.......(used 1/3 cup whipping cream)
  • Fresh Parsley, to taste .....(i didn't use this, parsley is fluff in my opinion)
  • Fresh Basil - To Taste
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste
Preparation Instructions
Cook the penne pasta until tender-firm, also known as al dente.

Peel, devein and rinse (under cool water) 1 pound of extra large shrimp. Heat about 1 tbsp. butter and olive oil in a skillet. Add the shrimp and cook for a couple minutes until just opaque. Do not overcook them. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Now, put the cooked shrimp on the cutting board and pull off the tails. Chop the shrimp into bite –sized pieces and set aside.
Finely dice one small onion. Mince two cloves of garlic.

In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the garlic and onion and sauté, stirring occasionally. After the garlic and onions have cooked a bit add your white wine. Let the wine evaporate for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. If you would rather not use wine, you can use low-sodium chicken broth instead (about ½ cup).

Now add an 8-ounce can of plain tomato sauce. Stir well until combined. Then add 1 cup of heavy cream. Continue stirring. Turn heat down to low and let simmer.

Now chop your herbs, about a tablespoon of chopped parsley and about the same amount of chopped basil, or if you’re feeling very proper, chiffonaded.

Now add your chopped shrimp back into the tomato cream sauce. Give it a stir and add salt and pepper to taste. Throw in your herbs and stir until combined. Finally add your cooked penne pasta and give it a good stir. 

Monday, June 28, 2010

member jacket this way please

so as anyone who has met me knows, i am a real sucker for a cause.  aspca commercials will make me cry and empty my wallet.  some causes obviously i feel closer to than others, and that's when i get really sucked in.  anything that has to do with animals, and i'm hooked.

walking through a shopping center the other day, a girl from greenpeace asked me if i would like to help save the whales.   i said i don't have time and walked on (don't judge, that is what most people do.)  but then after walking around a little more, i saw her get shut down by dozens of other people, so i went over and asked how it is that i can help.  (after all, who doesn't like whales)  i told her that i thought what she was doing, (though challenging) was really important.  long story short,  i am now a member of greenpeace.   whether it was because i felt badly for the whales or the girl, or both.

today, i realized if i am going to give money to an organization, i should really get something for it. (that is the selfish part of this story).....  since i want to work at a contemporary art museum, if i become a member, who gets invited to new showings and events, that would be educational for me and maybe help me rub elbows with the right people.  so short story, even shorter, i am also a member of MCASD.  can't wait until the next "thurday night thing."

oooo  i hope there are some sweet perks.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

pieces i wish i owned

source: Elle Italy shoot with Behati Prinsloo

 source: various fashion blogs that i covet, prob the beauty file

source: sf style, the writers look for inspiring looks around sf, then photograph them.  it rocks.

source: sf style