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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
11:52 pm
I just added baby tigers to my amazon wish list.

zooborns.typepad.com/zooborns/tiger/

I have been wanting a baby tiger for a *really* long time.  Like 6 years long.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
8:01 pm
I am full of FAIL!

I erased the rest because it sucked, just like me.

Current Mood: depressed
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
7:54 pm
shameless self promotion
This is the LAST and FINAL show for The Burlesqueteers....
For the MONTH!!!
Come out for a wonderful, fabulous, and exciting happy hour show!!
Come to The Makeout Room on Friday May 30th and watch
beautiful ladies dance their way into your hearts and dreams.

Our feature performers are....
Bunny Pistol
Sassy Hot Buns
Josie Starre
Kiss Me Kate
Ginger Snaps
Chi Chi's Del Fuego
Sneak-A-Peek Sally

There will also be a raffle!!
$2.00 a ticket.
You may be the winner of a fabulous prize!!

The show starts early -7:30pm!!
The Makeout Room
3225 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110
ONLY $8

Come see me shake and sugar the Mission tomorrow night!
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
7:22 pm
I am having 23 different thoughts and finding it difficult to put just one in words.  Here are just a few.  

There are things with my job (only one now) and the patients ( like the one with AIDS and lymphoma and hyperthyroidism and a personality disorder. and he has anemia and neutropenia but he can't sleep.) And that I'm working on becoming Assistant Clinical Professor Ambercat and getting an HIV accreditation and for some reason I'm excited about studying for the test.  And I'm hosting medical dinners and doing burlesque.  I'm gonna start performing really soon. Still working on my name, although Ginger Snaps is winning. and costuming gives me a crink in my neck.  getting massages at the gym.  and i've been going to the gym regularly, which makes my butt and arms sore.  this weekend my head was sore a lot, but from allergies, which i've never really had but my eyes are crazy teary and i sneeze a lot. benadryl helps but wakes me wonkety.  went to bring your own big wheel doped up on decongestants, which made it even more hilarious.  my toilet flooded and then i broke th lid moments after finishing mopping the entire bathroom, only to have to mop the whole thing again.  my sister and her friends were camped out in my apartment most of the weekend.  my sister should be gone by now but she twisted her ankle running for the muni so i had to buy her crutches.  she's looking for an apartment around here because she got a job in berkeley but i don't know when she's leaving. but i'm going away this weekend so i'm not sure what she's doing. and then i'm going to a conference on Monday in downtown LA and i hope i have time to hit up the fashion district while i'm down there. i got a $40 flight back but don't have one booked to go south.  can't decide if i should leave early, like on thursday, because i have friday off for Cesar Chavez but then I want to go to Rich's book signing even though i've seen his book and book signings sound sorta boring.  i'd rather go to an art opening, which i would think is more appropriate for rich considering he's an artist not an author. plus you get to mingle more at art openings. and i want to go to the Annie Liebovitz exhibit at the Legion of Honor but it's across town in the Marina/Presidio area. and i finally bought a TV stand at a store in the Marina and then i went and got my nails done cause i needed to kill an hour after drinking with lunch. and really should eat right now because i have burlesque choreography soon.
Saturday, March 1st, 2008
3:29 pm
Trying to do nothing
Being that this is the first free weekend I've had in I don't recall and have several upcoming non-stop runaround weeks approaching, I am determined to do nothing.  I am also attempting to finally rid myself of all viral, bacterial and other questionable particles that have caused the string of plagues I have experienced for the entire last month.  We still have some hanger ons in the sinus cavities.  Get out youse!

Now that I'm not running around to a string of events and adventures I have the urge to go lie in the grass or walk through the park or read in the coffee shop or a million other activities I never take part in.  But those are doing things.  Relaxing activities, but doing nonetheless.  Even now I'm playing on the interwebz, lying in bed, thinking about where to get food from.  So much doing.

I believe I need to modify my previous statement, because doing nothing is impossible for me.
I suck at relaxing.  I don't know what to do with free time.  I do to many things that I don't really care for. 
Doing nothing is boring.



 
Monday, November 26th, 2007
9:12 pm
Complete halt

Feeling horrible tonight.  Finally found something that will stop the hurricaine that is my existance.   Can't even hold a conversation with a friend.  At least I have Heroes to entertain me.  Thank goodness for on demand so I can pause and zoom through the commercials.  

Looking into getting a new car.  My current one runs fine but is a decade old and has all kinds of bumps and bruises, but that's kinda what I like about it.  I don't worry when I bang into a curb, bumper or even a pole.  I've gone nearly a whole year parking it in the tenderloin and mission without any break-ins or even a parking ticket! Thinking about a MINI but I am open to suggestions.  Need a good little city car.  Something very me.



Current Mood: nauseated
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
7:12 pm

Got that burrito belly fullness going on.  Treating myself today- beer, burrito, more beer.  Later peanut butter & chocolate ice cream and probably more beer.

Got my approval from the Committee on Human Research 2 weeks ago.  Finished inputting all my data for the patients I've seen at SFGH today.  It's monstrous.  Over 100 patients, some with over 6 months of data.  The only negative is that I've only graduated 3 people from my program.  I guess I'd better hang around for a little longer.  Meeting with the medical director and my boss tomorrow to get started on the paper writing.  First abstract deadline is Oct 10.th.  I anticipate being the stress monkey until then.

But tonight it's burritos, beer and serial killers.



Current Mood: full
Monday, July 16th, 2007
7:58 pm
Need another a weekend now.   Somehow mine disappeared in a maze of booze, traffic and airports.  Oh and fire.

Ah the fire arts festival.  For those who do not know of it, or those who missed out, I can't even begin to explain the awesomeness.  You just have to see it.  I will try to summarize simply: fire, ginormous metal artwork, more fire.  Arrived when it was still light out and still managed to feel that I didn't experience it all.  It kept me out late and I barely managed to finish packing for the next day.  Luckily I can count on Southwest to be late so I rarely miss my flight. 

Even short plane flights make me sleepy.  Conked out early and slept entirely through breakfast at Roscoes.  Made up for it with poolside drinks at the W with Kevin, Nova, TJ and Sarah.  Then my attempt to drive us from Wilshire to Melrose.  We made it there eventually  and  had time for foods and booze at the Village Idiot.  Last minute costuming leading up to LoJ.  Then eye candy overload at Labrynth of Jareth.  Plus people who I haven't seen in years.  My costume credit goes entirely to Josie (design) and Nici (production).  They even had to fix me up on site as I was not 100%.  Love those ladies.

Night turned into morning and I was not feeling so fresh.  Coffee is not the same as espresso and I needed the quad shot IV for Sunday.  Even after breakfast I wanted to crawl into a cold cave and nap.  Alas, instead I had a baby shower to attend.  Luckily it was very adult-no silly games, alcohol was the rule rather than the exception, minimal cooing.   Felt somewhat human mid-afternoon but then it was back to LA traffic, airport time.  Plus major delays that didn't have me home until 1am.  Then up to open the pharmacy at 8am. 

Hoped to squeeze by with an easy day, but the world fought me.  Tons of sets in the morning, 4 patients scheduled with 3 more drop ins (including a pregnant patient), not to mention the backup of refill requests from the weekend.  My boss at the clinic is out for 2 weeks so I get to do my 4 hours and his 8 hours of work in 4.  Needless to say it took me 5 today and I'm not quite caught up.  Straight home and into the bath.  Need to consider food soon, but mostly I want sleep.

Somehow I must conserve energy for con/XSVI next week.  It's looking more like I may make a Saturday night appearance and nothing else.  Too bad most people will be too fucked up to even remember I was there.  I think Mondays may become mandatory massage day.  It's hard to recover from the weekends unless you just keep going.  DG tonight??

Current Mood: exhausted
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
3:07 am
Damn I be drunk & blind. Waiting for chicken patty goodness to be done.  Tasty boyz n girls out tonight too. I can hardly read screen. Hiccups suck.
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
6:42 pm
I'm not worthy
I so don't take advantage of living in SF.  There are all these amazing events going on tonight.  Skinny Puppy concert, burlesque show, solstice beach party plus the regular Thursday night happenings.  And did I forget to say, it's still gorgeous outside.  And all I'm up for doing is sitting alone, doing laundry.  Maybe I'll pick my nose a bit and drink some beer.  I do want some ultra tasty food, but I am becoming more uncomfortable with eating by myself in the surrounding fancy-pants restaurants, which are of course the one's that scoff at take out orders as well.  I'm having an ugly day and don't feel the need to expose the world to my heinousness.  Calgon, take me away.

Current Mood: grrr
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
4:15 pm
Back from Costa Rica.  Saw way more dogs than monkeys (only one).  I hate that there is the infusion of pizza hut, KFC, etc but no starbucks, eventhough they claim to have support sustainable growing in the country.  Loved parts, hated parts (mostly bumpy roads that make me wanna vomit).   Some urges to never come back, but it never held the pull for me.  Must adjust to real life again.  Trying to catch up with everyone via the eljay but I got a headache after staring at the screen for only 30 minutes.  It's been awhile.

Oh I went to Boston too.  I could definitly move there.
Friday, May 18th, 2007
9:53 am
I likes vacation.  Already running amok around town.  Must take the evil to a new location.  Muwahaha.
I got the dumb last night.  Forgot my ID at home.  All was resolved by knight in shiny jeep.   
Hope the rain doesn't melt me while I'm away.  I got new waterproof shoes to help with the puddle stompage.  So. Excited. Can't. Contain.

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
7:59 pm
Too much of a good thing
I am exaughsted this week.  After work naps required to feel human.  And that was with my noon-time venti latte (that's 3 shots yo).

I gotta raise at work.  Not cause I did anything good, but all pharmacist salaries went up.  Score.

There are 376 things I want to do this weekend. Yes, that's an exact count

I love the city, for all it's different distractions and oddities, but I need a little solitude and nature.  I get glimpses of nature but there are always other people tarnishing my experience.  I'm a big believer in the concept of the need to lose ones self in order to find ones self.  I can't seem to get lost enough.

Current Mood: lethargic
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
6:34 pm
WANTED: FAIR WEATHER FRIEND

Life is good at the moment.  I have  swanky diggs, little in the way of personal drama,and few financial woes. My jobs are going well and I even have a decent amount of free time to devote to mindless endeavors, like TV and the elljay.  Oh and all that decadent nightlife.  Only my health could improve, but compared to most of my patients, I'm the fucking picture of health.  And the good times keeps rolling in.

My mother is taking my family to Costa Rica in May.  She was gracious enough (or conned by my younger sister) to allow each of us to invite a friend along.  One sister is even bringing 2.  So I was informed that I too could invite someone along for the week long vacation.  I immediately thought of my best friend/cuddle buddy, as he has expressed a desire to visit Costa Rica and shares a passion for diving as well.  Unfortunately his own mother will be visiting from out of state that weekend.  Then I thought of my partner in crime,  [info]nici13.  But damed if she isn't tearing up the state until the end of May.  And then I invited Kurt Vonnegut, but he, well, you know. 

So now I'm stuck. 
 
I've got other friends, but not like the aformentioned individuals who I would drag my ass out of bed at 4am and bail outta jail (not that I've had to do that. yet.).  It makes me suddenly feel all lonely.  If I still lived in SD, I really don't think this would be an issue.  

So my big problem this week is that I don't have anyone to bring to CR with me.  And then I'm gonna have to endure the family vacation with no reinforcements, while everyone else has someone.  So a faux invite goes out to those of you I know irl, if you are interested in a trip to Costa Rica the week before Memorial Day, lemee know.  You will have to endure me and my chatty family (2 sisters+their friends+parents) and be subjected to vacation activities like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and snorkeling.  Yes, you might be forced to have cheesy fun.  It won't be all touristy though, as my mother visits CR somewhat regularly and has local friends.  We took one skiing in Tahoe recently because he'd never seen snow!

And I think I might try to head out tonight.  I may need to make some new friends.

Monday, April 2nd, 2007
9:27 pm
Nursing wounds
I am being punished for removing myself from the norm.  

First I went somewhere completely different,.  Rather than maintain my creature of the night staus and stay up late drinking at some dance club I went to bed early.  Then I got up before noon on Saturday!  Went out for some coffee and  sat out in the Malibu sun reading.  Then went to a suburban picnic with mom's and their small children. 

In the end half of my chest and the left sides of my legs are lobster red.  And they HURT!!!!
The tops of my feets are burnt, making it difficult to wear shoes or socks.  I tried on 6 different pairs of pants trying to find ones that wouldn't reveal or hurt my calf burn.

Sunday I did my least fave thing- I talked about money, finances, and *shudder* taxes.  On the upside I did my takes and I am getting bank back from the government.  Like nearly $5000.  Yeah bitchez.  Too bad I paid like 10,000 in income tax via my pay checks.  I have a feeling this will be the last year of getting money back.  I plugged in my numbers for my current jobs projected for the year- my estimated tax liability for next year? $22,000.  WTF!!!!  Gotta work some tax magic starting soon.

I'm going to mix myself up some soothing cream with lidocaine and pain killers and rub it all over my sore parts.  That degree is coming in useful for something.  Then I'm gonna treat myself to ice cream and Season 1 of Lost.

I have a feeling it will be a slow week.

Current Mood: ouch
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
8:26 am
For Miss Kneeland
Happy Birthday!

We can't wait to meet you.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
7:30 pm
Shameless Plug for a Good Cause
"Grow To Be"
Featuring: Tracy Chapman
A Fundraiser for the UCSF Women's HIV Program


6-8pm Tuesday March 20, 2007
Rasselas Jazz Club
1534 Fillmore San Francisco


I'll be there, hanging out with my lovely lesbians and coworkers alike. Anyone interested?
Monday, March 12th, 2007
11:51 pm
A good ambercat would stay home and go to bed.

A bad ambercat would go out to Death Guild and party like a rockstar.

What's an ambercat to do??
Sunday, March 11th, 2007
1:18 pm
PANTIES!!!!
Now that I'm done with the schooling and the like, I am struck with copious amounts of free time. While I could do domestic things like clean my apartment, learn to cook or go to the gym, I'd rather do something more creative. And frankly I wanna do something more naughty. So in my purging of too much stuff, I have accumulated lots of panties. I have 100+ pairs, not all of which are in frequent rotation. I have decided to make a panty quilt. Being as I am not so domestic, I have zero clue how to quilt. But I can read.

Here's where you come in:

I NEED MAXIM MAGAZINE FROM JUNE 2005

Apparently there's an article about making such a panty quilt. A girlfriend of mine told me about it, but I was deep in the trenches of grad school at the time and never followed through. Plus if it's in Maxim, it can't be that difficult (or so I'm led to believe). And I already tried ye olde lazyweb, with little success

I will also be accepting panty donations, although I will hold off on official solicitations until I know what to do exactly. So get your panties ready.

Please feel free to pass this request on to other pervs. Uh I mean perveyurs of maxxxim.

Current Mood: creative
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
8:15 pm
Tuesday night and I'm quite tipsy. Mmmmmmm. So many events this week/end. Having a girly night this evening, conserving my energy for the rest of the week. So far I heard this excellent quote:

"Between the women and the drinking, that kid was on the Colin Farrel freeway about to pull over into the Robert Downey Jr. rest stop."

Bwahahaha. Okay now that I wrote it, it's not as funny. I blame the wine. It's about to be chocolate strawberry time.

My new theme in life: decadence
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