Friday, February 29, 2008

iPod Update

No, I’m not done loading my iPod yet. Far from it. So far I have 1191 songs from 87 CDs from 58 artists. 14 of the 87 CDs are various artist compilations, which drives the artist count higher.

It’s going to take a while to get all my CDs uploaded.

To feed my need to make lists, here is my current artist list:

Peter Gabriel
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
Annie Lennox
Barlow Girl
The Beatles
Blue Man Group
Charlie Hunter
The Cure
David Arkenstone
Dead Can Dance
Eddie Vedder
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Ella Fitzgerald
Gabriel Roth & The Mirrors
Garth Brooks
Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir
Jane Siberry
John Williams
k.d. lang
Kenny Loggins
Laurie Anderson
Linkin Park
Melissa Etheridge
On Ensemble
Phil Collins
The Police
Ray Lynch
Regina Spektor
Rob Thomas
Rob Zombie
San Jose Taiko
Sarah McLachlan
Stevie Nicks
The Sundays
System of a Down
Talking Heads
Tan Dun
Thomas Newman
Van Halen
10,000 Maniacs

Happy Friday
Love, Yvette

Thursday, February 28, 2008


5:00 a.m. Alarm goes off: "Climbing up on Solsbury hill, I could see the city light. Wind was blowing, time stood still. Eagle flew out of the night. He was something to observe...."

Me: Get up.

Me: I don't want to get up.

Me: You've got to go to work.

Me: I don't want to go to work.

Me: It's Wednesday.

Me: So?

Me: Hello? Casa Corona.

Me: Ooooh, Casa Corona.

*Yvette gets up*

(end scene)

Love, Yvette

Monday, February 25, 2008

Work Stuff

Tonight I sold a memebership to this guy:

Super cool :)

Love, Yvette

Monday Night Laugh

Thanks Stacey!!!!


Love, Yvette

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Oh, And...

A) I can't believe no one caught the "shing"!!!!!


B) Dude, I got a postcard from Singapore yesterday!!!!!! I love postcards from my friendy-friends!!!!

Weekend Recap +

Yeah, I know that it's already Thursday, but I wanted to catch some peeps up on my weekend.

Okay it didn't start out so good. My water pump on my car died on me. It started going out last Tuesday on one of my path lab trips in Merced. That's how I spent my Friday, not at work and not out playing. But $210 later, my car was back to good. A little miffed, because if some of you remember, I just replaced my water pump a year and a half ago.

Saturday I worked, then I went DANCING!!!!! Oh how I love dancing. My excellent dance partner Manny was in town for the 3 day weekend, so we went clubbing!!! We hit up a new joint, and who knows, there may be a pair of cowboy boots in my future....

Sunday I worked, I touched on that already, it's all good.

Monday I rode, wrote about that too, then I went to work. I was on a natural high for the rest of the day. Got a high five from my REI colleague Carlos. Props are always welcomed.

Tuesday my office-mate Melissa returned from maturnity leave. I have a new niece!!! Her name is Brianna and she is a cutie!!!

Since then, I've been spending my time getting wet in Merced. It's my first time back hospital abstracting in almost a year. I thought I would be overwhelmed, but I held my own and pulled in some decent numbers. I can't wait until the new hospital is finished. Merced is way overdue....

Tomorrow is Friday, TGIF. Crazy thoughts, I want to win lotto and go back to school. My short attention span wants to try something new....

Just thoughts

Love, Yvette

Monday, February 18, 2008

I Rode!

Wow, a day to end all days! I have a day off, I re-start blogging, AND I go for a bike ride. I should buy a lotto ticket.

A modest beginning, definitely. 8 miles with mild rollers. A more traveled cyclist would not have even noticed the length or the difficulty, but it was a very good first workout of the year for me.

Thanks to Belinda, my assistant store manager for today. Yesterday, before we opened the store, we had relay races on the sales floor. Laps of racing with rolling chairs, soft carts and bicycles. I rode the bicycle. Normally I ride with a helmet. It's the safe and sane thing to do, but yesterday I didn't. I rode fast enough inside the store that I caught wind and I felt it flowing though my hair. You cannot imagine how good that felt to me at that moment. For the rest of the day all I wanted to do was to go outside and feel the wind again. I felt like I had just awaken from a long deep sleep. I wanted to feel sun on my skin and wind on my face, feel muscles burn, and my alveoli stretch. Today, to feel all that, felt oh so good. And today is such a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

I hope your day is going as lovely as mine.

Love, Yvette

In Other Random News...

This cute little ham turned 21 on Saturday. DAMN I'm getting old!!!!!

Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

Hello. I'm back. With a new blog.

Late, but that is so me. I guess I'm just keeping it real ;)

I just wanted a new thought process, something less structured. A blog that could ebb and flow with my wants, needs, moods. There were things that I wanted to write about, think out loud about, but I didn't, because I felt it didn't fit right with the theme of Blossoms in the Sun. Of course, I know that since it was my blog I could write about whatever the hell I felt like, but, I created a theme- a purpose, and I was going to stick with it.

So, what are my intentions with this blog? My only intention is to express myself- what is inside my head, what is inside my heart, what is inside my body, what goes on in my dreams when I sleep. My hopes, dreams, fears, my restless emotions. My pain. My bliss. I have all in equal amounts.

My passion.

Something I am working on this year and hopefully from here on out is my authenticity. I will be writing on that alot, I anticipate. I've recently had an earth shattering moment. Sounds bad, but in reality it's ranks as one of the best things that ever happened to me. In relationship to the universe, what happened was small, and quite lame. To me, it turned my world upside down, and shook up my point of view. False gods, and "hot shits" came crashing down off pedestals I created. Apparently pedestalling (is that a real word?) is a VERY BAD HABIT of mine. Basically I was snapped out of very bad thinking that did not benefit me at all. Attempting authenticity, I must admit that I have no one to blame but myself. Don't get me wrong, I still stuggle with this self-destructive idea. I believed this one thought for about 5 years, maybe more. I even based decisions on this one thought and tried unsuccessfully to changes aspects of myself for another. All because of this one lame thought. I still struggle, because even though my head has clarity now, my heart ever so slightly still yearns for the (false) sense of perfection that one thought brought. Yes, I fully admit, I am a hopeless romantic on all levels.

So that is me, and where I am at. Well, part of me. In discussion with a work colleague of mine, I discovered that I don't fully reveal myself to everyone I know. I guess to a certain degree, we all do that, and we all have our reasons. I, for example, have a colorful past. Only 50% of my friends know of it. Not really a big deal. What I find more troubling with myself is that two years ago when I had to re-register to vote because I moved, I changed political parties. This is the first I am speaking of it, and I'm sure there are going to be friends who upon reading this will sigh, shake their heads, and generally "not approve". It troubles me that even as I am typing this, I am worrying about it.

Old thinking: I feared revealing how I really felt, what I really thought, because I feared being rejected for it. New thinking: Not going to worry about it anymore. I think part of the fear grew out of the original self-destructive idea, snowballing to massive proportions.

So that, is going to be that, for now. It's a day off, it's partly sunny, I want to ride my bicycle today. So, for those of you who are still here:

Welcome :D

Love, Yvette

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Think I'm Almost Ready

Just one last test of the formatting and such.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Get Off Your Ass, Yvette

and finish this flippin blog!