Thursday, May 17, 2007

How Do You Feel?

There it is...the diploma. I had a couple of colleagues with PhDs check it out to make sure it was real.

Everyone at work has been asking me how I feel. Quite frankly I feel numb. Of course, I'm relieved to be done but these last few weeks have been so emotionally taxing that I have nothing left in me. Between my own process and supporting MoJo through his, I'm WIPED OUT.

If you told me that I just won several million dollars from the lottery, I'd probably just say, "OK." It doesn't help that I'm trying to shake a cold that's stuck around for almost 2 weeks. I just need to rest. My body is just tired. I think I need a vacation.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My turn today!

My convocation was today, MoJo's you can see by the pics below.

On the subway early this morning en route to campus wearing our academic regalia. I thought we were sooo cute in our somewhat matching robes. Some people smiled and even wished us good luck. How often do you see peeps in graduation robes on the subway? LOL

After my and I decided that MoJo looks like Christopher Columbus in his funny hat.

Here's my proud momma and me later at Mama Mexico. Yum!
Holy shitake!!!
I'm...err...we're DONE!!!
I can return to having some semblance of a life!

Dave Matthews Band...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Is there a Doctor in the house?

Even though he's a Doctor, he still rides the subway! :0

That's right honey, hang on to that tree and keep drinking!

So proud of MoJo!!!
I especially like him in his funny hat.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Introducing for the First Time: DR. MoJo!!!!

BEFORE the doctoral dissertation defense
(no smiles here, just lots o' tension)

2 1/2 hours LATER,
when his five committee members said he passed
(he's finally smiling!)

There was a lot of this going on throughout the day
after gaining his new "Dr." cred
I've never seen a man so concentrated with his drink before! :0 Too bad Dr. MoJo is much more shy than me. I would be dancing on top of a bar if I went through a doctoral dissertation defense successfully!

Congratulations honey!!!
I'm sooooo incredibly proud of you!!!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Surfing YouTube

Well...since my body isn't used to going to bed until 3 or 4 am these days, I lay in bed wide awake. WTF!?! So I do what any insomniac would do who doesn't own a YouTube! LOL.

I watched some amazing videos: Led Zepplin's Stairway to Heaven, DMB's Say Goodbye, Alanis Morisette's Hands Clean, Ani DiFranco's 32 Flavors, Stevie Nicks' Landslide, Pink's Don't Let Me Get Me, the Indigo Girls' Kid Fears. Good stuff peeps.

But THE BEST was when I stumbled on the following video!!! Holy shitake!!! I love The Ground Beneath Her Feet and it's rarely played. Very few peeps know about it (shout out to Colin from years ago who made me a tape mix and introduced me to one of the few U2 songs I didn't know). It's one of my top 3 favorite U2 songs. Bono and The Edge...sweet combo. It so obvious that these two have been together for so long...they behave and sing together with such ease. Sweeeeeet.

If you're interested in seeing the first part of the interview, you can click here. They're pretty dang funny.

So now that I'm done with my MA (hopefully)...still need approval to graduate...besides planning our wedding, maybe I can I aspire to doing this one day?? Damn that Kelly Slater, he's awesome! I can see why chickie Cameron Diaz would be hangin' out with him in Hawaii after a gruesome breakup with Justin. She was gettin' some private lessons! Shoot. I want private lessons with Kelly. Bruce Iron's go at the pipe was actually cooler to watch than Kelly's. But like any good gymnast knows Bruce, you gotta land the jump cuz that's what the judges see last. What was that side flop off the board about??? Graceful Bruce...nice. :/

Who needs a PhD when the great ocean is waiting to play with ME? Do you think I'm ready for the pipeline masters???? Ummmm....

...probably not. Dammit wave, where are you????

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thesis FINALLY Emailed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

George Michael Fre...

OMG. I can't believe it. I just emailed it to my two readers. It's late and I'm giving them precious few days to review it. I sure hope that they just pass me. Ugh.

OK, so I know it's a bit premature but I don't care. I'm celebrating. First, a happy dance. Then some wine. Then bed. I'm so exhausted that I can't see straight...but not too exhausted to shake my booty for 3 minutes!!

I've had this George Michael song runnin' through my head these last two weeks as I've tried to intellectualize Filipino balikbayans and balikbayan boxes. It's been a living hell, lemme tell you. I would NOT recommend working full-time and pursuing part-time graduate study if you can somehow help it. These last 3 weeks SUCKED!! Actually, these last 2.5 years have been pretty rough. Be prepared to say goodbye to your life.

Hopefully, in two weeks, I'll get to say hello to my life again!! YEAH! FREEEEEDOM!!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Heroes Chapter 20: Five Yrs In the Future

Oh my freakin' goodness!!! Heroes Chapter 20 was sooooo insane tonight! Ahhhh, I can't take it -- how good is this show or what!? I also don't have a life besides writing my thesis these days so an hour of escape is a good thing for my sanity.

Of course, five years down the road we get to see some character evolution. It's really interesting to see how the accumulation of people's individual choices intersect with other people's choices to create their realities; and how grief and fear can really hold people far back from achieving their true potential and discovering how truly powerful we really are.

Speaking of character development, can we talk Peter Petrelli? Hhhel-lo!?! Hhhhhot! *sizzle* Granted, the man has a huge scar across his face and he's wearing a wife beater. Maybe, it's the scar? It's definitely not the wife beater...or is it?! I starting to like wife beaters?! Later in the episode, during the face off...he reminded me of Neo in the Matrix.

In five years, we see his character grow from timid, whiny, and confused to confident, angry, and brooding. Future Peter reminds me a bit of Emily Bronte's Heathcliff, if you ask me. The show's writers did such a great job with his character!

Watching this episode was insane...didn't I say that earlier?!?! There were certain scenes where I FREAKED out...I was so excited at times I was deliriously clapping and giddy all over!!! I think the last time I was this giddy while watching something was during Star Wars III: The Revenge of the Siths when the audience sees the mask lowering down on the screen to complete Anakin Skywalker's transformation into Darth Vader. It was sick!!!! :)

Btw, thesis draft has still not been submitted yet. Don't freakin' ask. *hmph*