Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Eyes, They Burn

So it's been about two weeks since my second "reaction" to who knows what...basically my symptoms are dry, flaky skin around the eyes, with an occasional swelling and redness.

This is the second time it has happened; the first time was the week before thanksgiving, and the skin around my eyes became very dry and painful. Eventually it started to feel like it was crusting, which totally freaked me out. I put vaseline on, and the week of thanksgiving, my eyes returned to normal.

The second outbreak was about two weeks ago...I wore some eye makeup, washed it off that night, and the next morning woke up to red, puffy eyes. Ever since then, it has beena roller coaster of dry, super flaky skin with redness, puffiness and soreness.

I finally went to see a dermatologist today, and while waiting at the lower level reception desk at the huge medical tower by Cedar Sinai, I was cut off by Zac Efron (yes, the High School Musical man himself...this was my second Zefron sighting...I actually saw him with his lady friend outside an Urban Outfitters...but please don't think I actually follow this guy around!). He was actually very polite and apologized about cutting in front of me, after i bitch-slapped him (j/k I didn't).

Anywho, I went to the derm, and that didn't really help me at all. He looked at me (from afar) for 5 minutes, asked if I had ate/started wearing some new, and I said no; he prescribed me a shot and some creams. He said it could be a possible reaction to the environment, but I don't know what that could be.

I think this will be one of those unsolved mysteries...and my eyes still hurt : /

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stolen from F-book...

I found this on someone's fbook page, and I thought it was pretty funny, so I'm sharing it with the billions of people that read this ish. I'm graying out that ones that I don't think are that funny.

Random Thoughts of the Day (By Some Guy):

I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?

Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

That's enough, Nickelback.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

There is a great need for sarcasm font.

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the fuck was going on when I first saw it.

I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

The other night I hit a new low at an open bar. I had already hopped on highway blackout when, inevitably I had to find a bathroom. Eventually I decided it was probably on the other side of the bar so I tried to walk over there, but ran into a guy coming the other way. We played that, Both go left, Both go right game to no avail, so I finally put out my hand to guide myself past and that's is when I realized, yup, that's a mirror I just tried to walk through. And the guy on the other side is me. Even cats can recognize their own image.

How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

Was learning cursive really necessary?

Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

My brother's Municipal League baseball team is named the Stepdads. Seeing as none of the guys on the team are actual stepdads, I inquired about the name. He explained, "Cuz we beat you, and you hate us." Classy, bro.

Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

I would like to officially coin the phrase 'catching the swine flu' to be used as a way to make fun of a friend for hooking up with an overweight woman. Example: "Dave caught the swine flu last night."

I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

Bad decisions make good stories.

Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?

If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA. No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.

I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, hitting the G-spot, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...

My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?

It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on and the link takes me to a video instead of text.

I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Going Home

So I'm back for the Thanksgiving holiday....and let me tell you, traffic was ree-dik-u-lus!!!! 2+ hours just to get OUT of the city...ayyy.

Anywho, tonight I got together with a few high school friends that I've managed to stay in touch with all these years, and we went to our local Denny's - - one of the only places open 24 hrs. At first we were one of the only groups inside the restaurant, but as it got later [and as the bars started closing], it started to become packed. As the people started trickling in, it felt like my high school yearbook was coming to life. People who I hadn't seen since we graduated were hanging out.

It was kind of weird, to be honest, because some of these people I wasn't close with, and if you're not really friends, what's the point of trying to make conversation? And I didn't like talking about people from high school and what they were up to, because looking back, it was just gossip [not really the back-stabbing-evil-rumors type, but just the random-talking-about-people-we-used-to-know type]. And then that gets me thinking, people must be randomly talking about me too [good and/or bad].

It's weird, being home makes me think about stuff like this.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Things That Annoy/Gross Me Out

In no particular order:

1. When you go to use a public restroom, and there are urine drops on the toilet seat
- Come on people! How does it even get on the seat in the first place??? Wipe after yourselves.

2. Rude employees
- I get it when a customer is rude first, but if the customer is the one being nice, why are employees still mean?

3. When people don't follow through...and don't admit it/think that avoiding the situation will "make it disappear"
- this applies to the car people I'm dealing with

4. People who floss their teeth in areas other than the bathroom
- this is a personal preference

5. Trashcans that don't have a plastic bag/plastic liner in them
- this is also a personal preference

6. When you order something online, and then 5 days later it goes on sale [after their "x-day price difference match" policy]

7. When you have all the pieces/parts of something...except one. I feel incomplete when that happens

8. Even after having braces for 5 years, my teeth shift from not wearing a retainer everyday...I guess you're never free from the metal :/

9. Seeing used band-aids on the ground [i.e. if you're walking down the street and you see one on the sidewalk]

There's more...but I'm continue some other time.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Train of thoughts

I was just thinking, and I realize I do less now than I did in college.

In college, I would be juggling 5 things at a time.

Now I'm not even juggling.

I miss being busy. I think I need some hobbies or something. But after a day of work, all I want to do is plop down and eat an ice cream bar.

I don't get how people can have kids and work.

My parents came and visited me yesterday because I am sick...I love my family. My parents are so cute and awesome even though they are very protective.

I am sick AGAIN.....I don't know what I have...maybe a cold??

Speaking of cold the weather is cooling down, thank goodness because I was tired of sweating in my room.

Trying to watch online videos on a 5-year old computer with an OS that is 2 generations old on a 1.5 mbps internet speed [approximate] can prove to be difficult when the video and audio aren't in sync! I tried to watch an episode of The Office on hulu, and the video was delayed by about 2 minutes.....2 minutes!!! That's a lot...and annoying.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Where you at??

I have a friend, I haven't talked to in awhile...hope he's doing well.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I feel bad about this blog, because I don't write much in here, except when I have strong feelings about something [usually negative], so my blog just seems like a big ole rant.

But here are a few things that have made me upset:
- Bumper Lady
Where are you? It's been a month and a half since you hit the guy that hit me that scratched my bumper. Luckily no one was hurt, but I am still reminded by the incident with the long blue and red and black scratch on the back of my bumper. You told me that you would pay it back because you "totally believed in karma." And I was either kind enough or stupid enough to believe you. I feel I've been VERY reasonable in giving you time, since you got kicked out of your apartment [supposedly] and working in a slow job field [antiques].
You were a fast talker [since I stupidly didn't get down your info], but I'm still holding on to the hope that there are still decent people out there who will stick to what they say.

- Rude People on Airplanes
To the plaid-shirted guy who cut off my mom in the plane aisle when you knew that my mom was with me AND there was no gap in between us for you to cut in...what a way to be a gentleman. Bravo.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today I was craving toffee candy.... the thin, crunchy toffee bits covered in chocolate, like the kind you find in those holiday boxes of assorted chocolates.

So after the gym I walked over to the Rite Aid, and I bought some Weight Watcher's toffee candy [Whitman's brand]. I ate a piece at home and it was delightful.

P.S. Yesterday I was walking back from the Best Buy/Rite Aid shopping center and I was approached by a semi-creepy guy. He was very friendly but I felt uncomfortable. Luckily he walked away after I wouldn't give him my number or a way to contact me. So moral of the story is.....pretend to talk on your phone whenever you are walking anywhere.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"I Could Tell From the Minute I Woke Up, It Was Gonna Be a Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, Lonely Day..."

[That was a Phantom Planet song by the way.]

Anyways, you may be wondering 'what is up with the title, Betty?' Well, lately I've been feeling lonely. Actually I've been feeling that a lot, pretty much since graduation. But to be honest, I've always felt that way, even when I was surrounded by people.

Why do I feel this way? Mainly because I rarely see people or talk to people. I come home after work, and I don't do anything. On the weekends, I will occasionally do something during the day, but at night, I am once again in my apartment. I don't even have television to keep me company.

I am not blaming anyone in particular. This feeling comes from a few different factors, namely that I don't know who my friends are anymore. A lot of people who I would consider friends, are gone/moved away. The friends still in the area, we either drifted apart, or are not close enough to hang out.

I never had a close group of friends growing up; my friendships were usually on a one-to-one basis, and I seem[ed] to have a horrible tendency to lose touch with people. In high school and college, I was always 'too busy' with scholastic and extracurricular activities to hang out, and I wasn't interested in drinking/clubbing [which seemed to be a big contributor to social engagements].

So now that I have the time to hang out, I don't have a lot of people to hang out with. I could try to meet new people, but I don't know where one does that.

I just saw "I Love You, Man" a mere 2 hours ago, and I could totally relate to the film. Not that I am an engaged man looking for a best man, but rather a person trying to find real friends in the adult world...

Friday, August 14, 2009


Sunday, August 2, 2009


Should I get netflix? I have lived without tv for about a few months now [at least a month for sure], and I kind of miss watching tv.

But the problem with that is that I need a new DVD player, since mine stopped working!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I gota turn my frowns, upside down.

:( ---> ( :

Friday, June 26, 2009

Quick Thoughts

Random thoughts:

- I am not a fan of patent leather....I don't think it looks that great
- A good number of my fellow co-workers have an i-phone [my entire team...well 4 people, all have them], but I can't justify paying that much, when I don't really utilize my phone right now...and especially with other bills that I will be paying/have to pay [i.e. possibly cable/satellite]....
- Bally's made me really mad this weekend when a personal trainer wouldn't allow me to use the only pair of 5 lb dumbbells, because it was in the "personal trainer area"...I pay for the gym so I can use the damn equipment!
- I have become such a homebody...I need a life
- I also need to clean my room
- Why can't I get up in the morning?
- I need some new clothes, haha
- MJ died??? That is very sad

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Today I went to my second-ever live professional baseball game/first Dodgers game in fabulous downtown LA.

Our company [well one of our fabulous employees] secured 2 stadium suites for today's game...which can also be thought of as BALLER STATUS. I will probably not be sitting in a VIP suite again anytime soon, so it was very cool getting to sit in one like all the other fancypantsers out there.

Anywho, as we [my fellow coworkers] were taking side streets to get there, we passed through Hollywood and K-town, and I realized that I know nothing about LA. I embarrassingly know very little about the city I work was like being in a whole new world.

Coming from a small town, as well as a college bubble, you'd think I'd be ready and rarin' to go and explore...instead I have my little routine that takes me to work-home-gym, with little deviation. It's not like I don't want to...but a few things hold me back: 1) I do not like driving 2) I do not like parking/finding parking/paying for parking and 3) I have no one to do these things with - my bf is 400 miles away, most of my friends are AWOL, and the friends I do have heere, have their own lives.

So...I am a hermit.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Forgetting the Past

I've been home-home since Wednesday, and as you can see from my sister's blog, we have been fixing up my oldest sister's room; a project my middle sister and her husband started before they leave for 2 years! [I'm so sad, I will miss having them only an hour away!]

Besides spending time with the fam, my goal/job was to clean out my old room, which was no easy feat, as it held a mish-mash of things from since I was a kid til high school. Now, a lot of stuff is cleared out, but we won't be painting or tearing out the "carpet" anytime soon.

As I've been going through my old stuff, I've come across some great, ahem, treasures; aka ugly pictures of me from middle and high school, middle school notes and letters from past friends, and other things of that sort. I've been reading through them, and I forgot how awful middle school was and how awkward things were!!!

Usually I am very sentimental [I must be if I've kept all this stuff for that long!], but I'm finally ready to let that all go. I've read through the notes and looked at the photos one last time, and I'm having a good laugh.

It's funny how fast time flies.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

it's so hot...milk was a bad choice!

thank goodness it cooled down though.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Sometimes, do you ever wonder what our specific purpose is? Like, why we are here, and why we live the lives we do?

How come I'm "Betty" and not "Jane" or even "Mike"? [I know you're supposed to place punctuation marks within quotation marks...but it looks weird to me when it's not really something being said/spoken].

With that being said, I'm still tired.

Monday, April 6, 2009


I am tired.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cooking with Betty

I can't believed I haven't posted in a month!

Life is good/busy. Living on my own is interesting...and cooking is hard!

I haven't done too much cooking, some talapia, pasta, brownies...and now meatloaf.

I'm kind of scared but I hope the more I do it, the better I get.

[My brownies came out bubbly on top...but they tasted ok...although my stomach hurt this afternoon... :S ].

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

16 Things

I found this on're supposed to share 16 things about yourself and since I like goes!

1. I get embarrassed easily.

2. It's easy to make me feel guilty too.

3. One of my secret dream jobs is to be a fashion I can make my OWN clothes. But I wouldn't want to deal with the hoity-toityness of the industry or the fact that I'd be employing models that make other people feel bad about themselves [that sounded very Zoolander-esque].

4. I don't like it when guys wear running sneakers as regular shoes.

5. I've never had my own birthday party. Once my friends threw me one in 8th grade though. And I've had get-togethers in college...but one day I'm going to throw a bash, with invites and dressing up and all that hoopla!

6. I look into mirrors a lot, but not because I think I look good, but rather the opposite.

7. One of my embarrassing moments in life would have to be... all of middle school. Need I explain more?

8. I like love stories in movies/books where it almost seems like unrequited love...but I'm a sucker for happy endings so I want them to be together in the end.

9. One of my talents is that I notice when people get haircuts. I think it's quite useful because [I feel that] people want their haircuts to be noticed.

10. I have a horrible tendency to compare myself to others, which leaves me feeling inadequate and dissatisfied with myself.

11. It bothers me when people can't recycle their soda cans. Are you that f-in lazy?

12. I'm worried that I'm not ambitious enough...maybe I'm destined for greater things, but I wouldn't know it because I'm not pursuing them.

13. I wanted to be a Disney animator when I was younger, but then I realized a) I couldn't draw the same thing twice and b) I'm not that good.

14. I wish I was the hipster artsy.

15. When I see old couples holding makes me smile because I hope to have that one day.

16. It's hard for me to watch movies that are based on books after I've read the book because I criticize it too much [it doesn't fit what I imagined]....interestingly that doesn't occur when I read a book after watching the movie.

Bonus: I don't mind eating just mustard on bread. Or salsa on bread. And I tend to be a "negative nancy"...but I'm working on that.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Post Secret

That Frank Warren is a smart guy...maybe smart isn't the correct adjective I am looking for...but who would have thought to ask people to share their secrets on a little postcard and have them become a huge phenonemon?

I have to credit my friend Anna for being the one to tell me about it...I actually thought it was called "Poe's Secret" at first because I hadn't heard her correctly. I read the book and was shocked, humored, saddened...and surprised at the ones that I felt could have been my own [mainly the lonely/confused/romantic ones haha].

I don't check out the PS blog frequently, but I enjoy going every now and then. It's nice to know that we aren't alone in our feelings, even when we feel like it. Whenever I'm on the site, I like to mentally write my own.

If I were to send in my own Post Secret, it'd say...

well, I guess I can't say or it wouldn't be a secret anymore.