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|Friday, August 28th, 2009|
|Little Midget in the Big Apple
So I have begun my NYC grad school journey and have met some great people, some sketchy people and some downright CRAZY ones. Here are a few crazy ones that top the list:
Crazy, "psychic" lady on the subway who sat with me and Erica for a solid hour explaining that there was a strong aura about me and she didn't know whether to laugh or cry. She was carrying a one dollar bill and an old wrinkled pamphlet about Elvis. She then went on talking a mile a minute connecting the numbers of the train to Elvis' time of death, September 11th, Michael Jackson, and Erica's Grandmama....SKETCHY! I guess it didn't help that I egged her on and kept her going. After promising her that we'd see the movie "The Knowing" with Nicholas Cage, we went on our merry way.
CRAZY SCALE: 7.5 harmless but very time-consuming
I met this next crazy person waiting for my A train late at night in the terminal. I had my IPOD on minding my own business with PLENTY of people around me for the crazy man to talk to but alas, I was the chosen one. He appeared out of NOWHERE....I swear I turned my head to check the map and the next thing I know, he was right in front of me. He mumbled a lot and I heard "rock band," and "myspace." Then he pointed to his crumpled paper, mubled some more and put it in my hands. I wish you could've seen it because it was all computer codes or something with no real words on it. Here's the best part: after he was done mumbling, he bowed quickly and ran away....HA!
CRAZY SCALE: 5 quick and painless
Last on my list is an old man/drag queen shim I met on Coney Island. He was wearing a colorful ruffly dress, a full face of make-up (with his beard) and a giant parrot on his head...a real one! He only spoke Spanish and tried to dance with everyone who walked by and since it was a boardwalk, there was no other way around him. I escaped with a high five.
CRAZY SCALE: 3.8 The live bird perched on his head may bump him up to a solid 4...
I've only been in the city for a little while but man, did I learn A LOT! I keep a little notebook and write down all my lessons. Now I will share some with you...
SURVIVING THE BIG CITY
1. Being small is a blessing AND a curse.
It's great to be able to squeeze into places that others may not be able to fit. I can pretty much fit in any train, no matter how packed. I can utilize that last bit of space in the elevator. I can navigate the crowded streets with ease....BUT, when I'm sitting on the train, people are more inclined to sit next to me, as I don't spill over onto the next seat. Or, they don't see a problem pushing a shoving the little one. Or they don't see me at all...man, I miss Saipan! Here, I'm right at elbow level and that's dangerous!
2. ALWAYS pack a snack.
ALWAYS!!!!!! The amount of walking you do in this place is sickening! And the price of the food....even worse! I was in Macy's...all like 87 floors of it!...and halfway through trying to navigate my way out, and I was SO hungry. But it was rush hour and the store was packed...plus I had no idea had to get out of that monstrous store (see why being small is a curse above) ...so I settled in the shoe section and snacked away...I could've been lost for days in there....
3. Smiling draws in strangers
Holy moly did this one kick me in the butt! Do NOT smile on the subway if you are alone. Crazy people see that as an invitation and ATTACK! Keep your eyes down and frowns on. Pretending to sleep works nicely but I only recommend that for longer trips, as you may miss your stop. Safe smiling spots include: Schools, museums, churches, and other places crazy people tend to steer away from.
4. If you ARE approached, you have a few options:
-Kill them with confidence. Most of the hoot/howling guys don't REALLY want you to stop and talk to them. It catches them off guard and is somewhat entertaining.
-Become crazier than they are! Eye twitches, mumbling, frantic hands...all deadly.
-Pretend not to speak English. Note: do not do this with Spanish speaking people...that one REALLY backfires...
5. Chinatown smells like fish.
Just accept this, as you will never know where the smell comes from, why it is so potent or how it takes over an entire neighborhood. Just embrace it.
These are my NYC travel tips so far. I am SURE there will be more to come!
|An old post i found...
1. Did you know that shampoo freezes?
You'd know that if you were in my house. That's because my idiot of a brother somehow broke the heater in my house. After waking up to a 44 degree house (yes, you can see your own breath quite clearly) I noticed frozen shampoo in my tub. Speaking of tub, I cannot use that thing. Oh, that's because there is no hot water now either. Just freezing cold, hypothermia kind.
2. Did you know the gym has its own soap in the showers?
You'd know that if you had to get up at five to fake a workout to use the showers at the gym. (see above for more information)
3. Did you know the words to Leona Lewis song were "My heart's crippled by the vein that I keep on closing..."
I never knew WHAT the heffa was saying. I thought she said "grippled by the pain." I don't even know think "grippled" is a word but I sang it anyway. Also, I found it is IMPOSSIBLE to hit that high note "KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP....." hhaha....
|Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008|
|do not shrink me, gypsy!
Holy Moly, it's December..
And I'm on vacation!!! WOOO WEEE! Teaching is the GREATEST! Aside from the fact that my students TOWER over me, teaching at the high school has been pretty fun. I've learned all kinds of words to keep me cool. Such as:
1. Rash: This is not a medical condition for skin irritation. It is actually a verb meaning "to make fun of someone." In use: "Oh! Ms. Felix rashed on you!"
2. To bang: this has a different meaning than what I remember. It means to fight. So, it is in fact okay for 2 guys to "bang." Hmmmm.
3. Tight: Now I thought this one meant "cool." Like, that shirt is "tight." Nope. It means mad. And if one your students are "tight" in the cafeteria, run. Or else orange to the eye for you!
My daily adventures at the high school include games such as "Where in the school is my student?" "Texting is NOT the same as typing", "Yes I AM a teacher", "Rap battle 101" (I'm phenomenal!) and "Please no more sexual harassment."
Well, I'm never bored.
In other Diana news, my house is FANTASTICAL. We've hosted fun events such as the 12 donuts in an hour challenge (only 2 survivors), "Who can live without heat the longest? (draw)," Flip Cup and Beer Pong tournaments (please you know I rock!), 80's party (we had a Larry Bird, Ghostbusters, old school Nintendo, and Madonna), trivia challenges and nightly Jeopardy Roommate battles for the dishes. It's always a fun time at the Felix fun house...
Now, as much as I've been HATING this freezing cold weather, yesterday all my winter fondness was brought back to me....IT SNOWED! YAY! Like REALLY snowed! I had a BLAST staying in and drinking hot chocolate, building snowmen, sitting in my tube in my front yard, looking at the trees with snow, NOT driving...ah....it was GREAT! I still have to make an igloo but I got two weeks for that!
I had lots of time to catch up with old friends at the Thanksgiving bar crawl and the nights at Rick's with the coworkers. Looks like I am still an alcoholic...nice. :) just know that a Diana AND Danny combo out together is DEALY! Betty, we're lucky he never visited Saipan...
Now I'm on the grad school hunt and I'm looking here, New York, Miami and Ireland. Woo wee! In my near travel plans, we're thinking of road tripping it to DC in February and possibly meet up with Steve-O and Jimbo and then to New Orleans for some Mardi Gras fun! We just dont have a vehicle...yet. I'm thinking a black sketchy van would do the trick. Anyone got one of those? :)
So that's the update. now for the reason for my rambling....
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY IN 9 DAYS!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Get ready Boston!
|Monday, June 23rd, 2008|
I hate the mushy stuff. And the goodbyes and tears and all that crap. So you’ll only get this one time. Ugh.
It’s finally that time to leave my awesome island of Saipan that I have been calling home for the past 2 years. I came here on a whim with absolutely no expectations. To say the least, I was absolutely blown away with awesome culture of this island. Saipan rocks! It is beautiful, relaxing, and fun…but the best part is the people. You guys amaze me.
I knew ONE person when I arrived in 2006. ONE. (Okay, two if you count Emily but that takes away from the drama...) Anyway, I had no job, no house, no money, no car. Luckily, Angelo and Emily gave me a place to stay and I got hooked into a tutoring gig right away. From there, everyone I have met on this island has accepted me with open arms and hearts and I cannot tell you how much that has meant to me.
Ben, my first friend! Ben, who I met at the tutoring job asked me one day to stay after and hit up Happy Hour with him. Good old Happy Hour! :) From there, I was introduced to my Saipan family: the Rayphands! Christmas, New Year’s Thanksgiving, you name it, I was invited, no questions asked. I didn’t even know any of them and they had this open door policy. And too quickly I fell in love with the entire family. From crazy Luc to the big hearted Jimbo, my sister from another Mister, Ellen, all the kids, Papa Rayphand, Soriyah, Uncle Herman, DeeDee,…everyone! You Rayphands are so awesome! I cannot stress enough how much you mean to me and how grateful I am to have you…especially on those holidays!
From there I was introduced to my other family…my SVS FAM! I can’t tell you how proud I am to work at that school! Forget the scores and reading levels and all that crap. If there is one thing SVS should be known for it is the group of amazing people who make up that school. My F Crew (Kim, Val, K-Town, Ellen, Rhonda Dawg, Betty, Oly, Ote, Teresa, and their men- Tunz and Sean) you know how much you mean to me. I have so many HILARIOUS memories to take back with me (some a little blurrier than others)…you guys rock!!
My AWESOME students who rocked my world! You guys drove me crazy, kept me up late and forced me to work harder than I ever did before. We’ve been through it all together: fights, tears, family deaths, WAY too many “We Are One” rehersals, sucky parents, pants peeing, name calling, Thriller frustrations, continuously losing in kickball (Shut up, Kathy!), reading level STRESS! And at the end of the day, after all is said and done, you guys were WORTH EVERYTHING! The amount of laughter and satisfaction and smiles you have brought me…I can’t even tell you.
From Jimbo who hired me for some strange reason to Ms. Salas who managed to put up with my insanity...THANK YOU! And to the rest of the staff who didn’t treat me like “that new teacher” but totally embraced me…even with my crazy ideas (Transformers? My B..). Education Days, Christmas Parties, End of year bashes, Float Decorating Parties, Sweaty no power days, I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else! You guys are phenomenal and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to start a career with! TWEET TWEET for life!
And finally, my Trench Tech Familia. All my brothers…and the wonderful Mari of course! :) Not only did you force me to exercise so I didn’t weigh 300 lbs, but you treated me like a sister. Cuki, Jason, Coach, Kato, Randy...you guys certainly KICKED my butt and I am so thankful to you all! And the rest of my boys that let me beat on them...well, except for Abong...He REALLY did tried to beat me :)...you’re awesome!
And all the hilarious people I met in between: Boston Meghan-TEAM BOSTON BABY!, Greg and Mel for lending me your car and SAVING MY LIFE!, Cinta for you and your family…and our upcoming Christmas album!, Ron, Jay, Ann, Frank and Johan-LOVE you guys-my Veterans!, Logan- my extended family :), Brian and Eric my crazy flip cuppers, Jolly Giant- wherever she may be, Lu Lu for lending me your car when mine died (again!), B-Rad- the Korean phone lives on, Mrs. Lee-you crazy son of a B!, Big and Little Tuna for your giant hearts, any random person I may have bought a shot for at Club V, Mr. Roberto for doing my taxes last minute :), Cleo, Ana and Shar…you party animals, my Herman and friends-WOW!, my girl B from Roses Cafe, Marlene who permed my hair (although I hated the hair, I did enjoy our conversations :)) I am so grateful for you all!
I once asked Cleo if the person who was watching her son was a friend or a family member. She looked up at me and so plainly answered “What’s the difference?" I never forgot that.
When you are living thousands of miles away from your family and you still manage to gain new brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews, that’s something special.
The kindness on this island blows my mind and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I am just so incredibly blessed for meeting each and every one of you!
I love you guys!
Ok...Mushy. Over and Out. Current Mood: grateful
|Thursday, June 12th, 2008|
|In case you're wondering...
Friday the 13th Camping!!!
Tomorrow at Pau Pau Beach! We'll start setting up tents and stuff around 5ish and then the fun begins about 8-9ish.
Bring something if you want (alchohol, a tent, food, yourself, a game, whatever...) and be ready to party down.
And bring 5 bucks for a t-shirt if you want one!! : )
Part 2 begins next Friday!
|Monday, May 12th, 2008|
|TINIAN AND BEYOND!
Holy Moly, we have lots to discuss…
So much has been happening in the Diana world. First, I have developed a love for Tinian and all of its like, 13 inhabitants. This includes Herman "the Chief," Jamie and Brother John, Vanessa and her hubby, the NINJA, "Brian", and Dominic the donkey. Oh! How did I meet all of these hilarious characters you ask? Good question. Well it all started 2 weeks ago when Kalani convinced Betty, Ellen and I to go to Tinian…
We started our Tinian adventure with a harmless day at the beach. A little alcohol, singing and grappling. You know, the usual. That night we headed down to the fiesta and WOW. One flip cup game turned into another and another and another (which by the way, I am proud to announce that for the first time ever, this Flip cup champion had a ONE HIT ALL NIGHTER… Flawless Victory, my friends!) And here are some of my Tinian highlights:
Kalani spending the entire night with "I heart John" painted on his forehead
Peeing adventures…always a good time
Deciding it was a good time to contact Ben when we couldn't stand
The Herman and Kalani SUPER person
Heading BACK to the Fiesta for some more flip cup after the club closed
Dropping the fritada like, 17 times in that hotel hallway….who's idea was it to make me the carrier? What the?
Tinian, we salute you. You flippin ROCKED!
When we got back to Saipan, we were right on time for… CINCO DE MAYO BABY! Yahoo! And yet another 'holy moly' night. Oh my flip cup and Tequila!
Juan the real Mexican, we salute you.
This weekend Tinian hit Saipan for round 2 of Island Mayhem. Herman, and three more Tinians- The ninja, Dominic and Brian- came down. We started at the grappling tournament. My first match? HILARIOUS! That guy from Guam took me down so fast, I didn't even have time blink. 14 seconds thank you very much and the first 10 were me walking around him in the circle. That's when I was crowned my FIRST title: the fastest tapper in the event. No big deal!
Then it was time for match 2 I lasted like 4 ½ minutes. That doesn't sound like a lot but I was SO tired by the end so zip it! Since I was the only girl, I automatically had fans. YES! And, since most of the grapplers were from Trench, they were right there cheering me on. Double bonus! I think I could have done anything and they would've clapped. And that's when I got my second title: Crowd pleaser…that's what I do! Haha! Oh, it was a sight…
Monkey Shirt that has done me so well, we salute you.
And then the celebration began. Wow… Kings, The Flair, Planking, Mongolians, flip cup, that Hawaiian girl?, throw up, a mystery phone, chocolate cake shots, Guam, Mo Vaughn, and ransom notes all lead to a GREAT night!
Micro Beach who is always there when we need you, we salute you.
And those are the adventures for now. Tinian, you are so underrated….YOU ROCK! And for anyone interested we will be holding one last Tinian encore Memorial Day weekend…get ready!
Some questions I still have:
1. Why is Kalani still single? Ladies, jump on this train to pleasuretown!
2. Where was K-Town for all of this? TRAITOR!
3. Who invited the Captain to the flip cup game? You know I cant handle that!
4. Where did I put that silly cooler? Dang.
5. What the crap is Brian's real name???????
|Friday, March 14th, 2008|
The unthinkable has happened!
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen...It’s worse then the plague. More terrifying than a diet. More devastating than any natural disaster....ROSE’S CAFE HAS CLOSED!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! This sudden and unexpected decision happened just hours ago and my world is turned upside down. (Tear) What a world, what a world... Let’s all take a moment of silence to reflect on the happiest place on earth.
I have dedicated this pointless rambling to my favorite restaraunt in the world.
First, I would like to discuss Kathy. "Ms. Kathy" to some, "She devil" to me. How many times have you heard "Oh, Ms. Kathy’s so sweet."... "Ms. Kathy is so nice"? BLAH BLAH BLAH! Well, my friends, I am here to tell you the truth about your beloved Ms. Kathy. That’s right, Kathy....I won’t tolerate any more of you LIES!
It all started last week during accrediation when Kathy came into my class. We had a lovely discussion about how I’m beating her in AR and I humbly reminded her about the time I WHOOPED her in that race. Casual small talk. Or so I thought. Before leaving, little miss nice pants says: "You know Felix, you should seriously consider drowning yourself!"
What kind of a monster says that?! People don’t see this side of her so I feel it is my obligation to show kathy’s true colors!
That got me thinking of all the Kathy quotes I had stored up in this bruised little heart of mine. So here is my collection.
"Your presence alone drives others to suicide. SO ISOLATE YOURSELF!" (This was actually a written note....during Professional Development. Hmmmm, how can you learn when you’re so devoted to put-downs, kathy?)
"F*** Bosotn! I hate you and your city! I don’t give a F***!!" (Witnesses? Check. Such a potty mouth on this girl. And I thought we were playing a friendly game of flip-cup...)
"My class will KILL your class in kickball, Felix!" (She calls me "Felix" like a dog. Like I’m not a person with a first name! And to bring the kids into it? Sick....just sick!)
Teacher or Torturer? YOU DECIDE!!!!
My phone. This is another area for discussion. Yes, I do have a phone (Thank you to B-Rad) but it is all in KOREAN! I’ve had it for a few weeks and still cannot figure out how to text. All I can find is "REPI" which I took to be "reply" yet still have only managed to text MYSELF! I didnt even know that was possible. Not only that, but my ring is some Korean guy talking. Can’t lie...kinda creepy. Lord only knows what he’s saying. It sounds like "Haw da wah?" If you speak Korean, please get back to me on that.
The next topic is my traveling plans. I am headed off to Bali in 6 days. Lord help us all. Especially Ben. Soraya has drilled me on my behavior and I have been instructed to:
1. NOT touch anyone’s head. So "Duck, Duck, Goose",is out of the question?
2. NOT drink the water and lemon mixture they might put in front of me at a restaraunt. Its to wash my hands. It is not soup. Good to know...
3. NOT steal. They will kill me. I will put my theif dreams on hold.
Equipped with these 3 tips, my survival book and Ben’s token brown skin, we shall navigate the island like nobody’s business! Bali, here we come!
Finally, I would like to discuss my going away party on Managaha. It’s true. I will be leaving this fantastic island oasis in June and plan to go out with a bang! So the weekend of June 21st (ish) we will be partying down, camping style, on Managaha with some BBQing, late night swimming (Ha! Betty, look out!), bonfires, and of course, some flip cup! We will prove once and for all, who dominates: Boston or Saipan? We will play more Kings than you can handle. And we will be probbaly be throwing up sometime in the night. But it will be worth it!
In true Diana fashion, I have not actually made any kinds of REAL plans yet but I figure I’d share my idea and someone would keep me on top of my game. Oh, it will be fun, I promise. Every and anyone is invited for the festivities! And kathy, I suppose you’re invited too. I MIGHT draft you for my team if you’re lucky... :)
That’s the update. Rock on March!
|Monday, February 11th, 2008|
Were you a planned baby?:
*Haha! Yeah, sure. My mom REALLY wanted to have a 2 year old, a one year old and be pregnant with another! Can we say "Oops...my B?"
Were you the first?
*I wish. I could've RAN that family ten times better than Danny. Stupid middle child syndrome...
Who was present at your birth?:
*Let's see...NOT A DOCTOR! That's right, I was born in a HALLWAY since it was New Year's Eve and my doc said "nah...she'll be fine" So I had 2 boot-leg nurses that wouldnt even touch me. And was FF even there? He was probably golfing!
Were your parents married when you were born?:
*haha...now when you say "married..."
What is your birth date?:
*First to arrive in 85! 1/1/85
Part 2: The Family
How would you describe your family?:
*Oh dear...Let's see...all I can say is if we had our own reality TV show....every other show on television would stop airing! We'd DOMINATE! We've got drama (have you ever heard of a "dog-napping? Yeah....think about it...), suspense (LOOK out if you mess with one of us...we roll DEEP. Making the girls cry will only get your car windows smashed in), comedy (You've never skinny-dipped on a frozen pond....and filmed it...only to watch at Christmas?), confusion (How long can you go until a colostomy bag pops?), and crime (yeah, we successfully planned and executed stealing our Christmas Tree from a gas station one year) My family rocks my socks!
Are your parents married?
*now when you say "married"....haha. Beats me. But FF wants her back....what?!
Siblings or an only child?:
*In my dreams, mom actually DID sell me to that rich, Jewish couple. I'd be living like a PRINCESS right now! But no....I'm #3
What are your siblings names and ages?:
*Danny "the partner in crime" brother 25
Deanna "the partner in clubs" 24
Mandy "the cool Felix" 20
Julie "the genius" 18
Which parent do you get along with best?
*Ah...I would have to go with mommy on this one. Seeing that FF kicked us out one at a time. Yeah, probably MommaDukes
What do you fight about?:
*"Mom, no you can NOT skinny dip wherever you want....and put that tequila away!"
Do you have step parents?:
*No but I have side parents....like Bondo and Mama Camelio...do they count? Say no, and I swear Bondo will slice your face off ...
Part 3: The Friends
Do you have more than one best friend?
*Making 'best friends forever 'is pretty much my favorite thing ever.
What do you like to do when you are together?
*oh my. Let's do a run down....play poker with soy sauce shots, have intense eating battles, make our own music videos, have RIDICULOUSLY heated battles in simple board games, make up fake identities, CAMP, and play the red light game in the car. You know, normal stuff like that.
Do you share the same interests?:
*Uh....who else would put up with those things?
Which friend can you tell anything to?:
*Flippin all of my friends, hello! Don't you know what a BEST FRIEND FOREVER is? I don't think you do, TOM, you myspace whore!
Part 4: Your Personality
How high/low is your self esteem?:
*I CAN DO ANYTHING....WOOO HOOO...except get taller.
Do you get depressed about things easily?:
*WHY DID ROSES CAFE TAKE AWAY DESSERT??? COME ON!
Are you an extrovert or and introvert?
*I like cheesecake. I like to lick it off the outside of my lips but keep it on the inside of my tummy.
Are you happy?:
*LIKE A CLAM!
Do you live life to the fullest?:
*Sometimes I eat so much a puke (literally)
Sometimes I drink so much I do that too
And sometimes I do other silly things that make me puke like eat balls of wasabi or finadenni.
Full is what I do.
Part 5: Appearance
Are you comfortable with the way you look?:
*Body by Trench. Don't mess with this STEEL!
What would you change about your appearance if you could?
*Could I get like a tail that I could use to balance on or hit people that are standing too close? Then I could put it away real quick and be like "Holy Crap! What was that?!!" as I look around all confused with them.
Do you have any piercings besides your ears?:
*I got 2 belly buttons and a tongue. Rebel at heart. Watch out, I'm crazy.
Describe your hair:
*Nah, I'll let my student describe it..."Ms Felix, why is your hair curly everyday? Well....not really curly. More like .....messy."
What make-up do you wear?
*BARE ESSETUALS IS THE GREATEST! It will change your life!
How do you dress?
*Can I pick "interestingly loud yet sloppy?" ROCK ON, BELL SHIRT!
Part 6: The Past
Were you a strange child?
*haha....what? You never made White Rain commercials? Or were a chunky gymnast? Or peed your pants WAY too often? Or tried and walk home from Vermont? Get with it...
What did you use to love that you no longer do?
*I remember eating the top part off of matches. I probably shouldnt have done that....or shared that either. Dang.
Do you have the same friends?
*Fab 5 for life! And I'm STILL trying to get rid of Tony. Heffa NEVER gets the hint!
Was there anything in your past that was traumatizing?
* Did you see my brother's tattoo on his butt? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LORD RESTORE MY VISION! I'm scarred for life!
Part 7: The Future
What is your ambition?
*To be happy!
Do you want to get married?
*To the man of my dreams and he could build me a treehouse, a tikki bar and cakes. I love cake.
Part 8: The Outdoors
Do you prefer indoors or outdoors?
*Do I have to brush my teeth or groom myself? Outdoor me, baby!
What is your favorite season:
*Winter. You need to "prepare" for it by gaining AT LEAST ten pounds. AND you dont really have to shave. Sorry hunny man... :)
Do you like walking in the rain?
*Heck yeah....bonus if its raining gumdrops....mmmmmm
Part 9: Food (YES!)
Are you a vegetarian?
*I've eaten animals one should never eat....shutter.
What is your favorite food?
*Oh my! Mangoes, rice, Miracle Whip, the chocolate chip cookie dough in the ice cream, honey turkey, ROSES CAFE!, blueberries, CHEESECAKE, Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, anything free, Almond Joys, Roman's delicious parrot fish, spaghetti with extra pepper, anything Chris' Dad cooks (drool), Did I mention anything free? :)
What food makes you want to gag?
*Now this one isn't so easy to answer. Dang, I'm a heffa. Liver.
What is your favorite dessert?:
*I can't even answer this ridiculous question. What sick anoerexic created this quiz? One dessert.....
What is your favorite restaurant?
*ROSES!!!!! YOU KNOW THIS!
Are you a fussy eater?
*Very much so.
Part 10: Relationships and Love
Do you think love is the best feeling in the world?
*Its definitely right up there with Cheesecake.
Do you believe in love at first sight?:
*Have you seen the cheesecakes at the Cheesecake Factory???? Of course I do!
Part 11: Experiences
What was one of your greatest experiences?
*Wow. I feel like there are a lot of these. Beg/Borrow/Steal Christmas, actually ANY family event, beating Kathy in a 6K (that's right!) brother/sister/sister/sister shots, being potty trained, all my crazy travel adventures, crazy nights in Saipan, meeting Oprah. Ok, thst last one was a blatant lie...but I AM potty trained, I swear!
What was one of your worst?
*throwing up all that X-Lax my brother put in the 2 Liter of Sprite that I was dared to drink. THE WHOLE THING! Bastard...
No wait....WISDOM TEETH! Wow, that SUCKED! 3 days....YEAH RIGHT! I was drooling and bruised for weeks!
Have you ever done drugs?
*Drugs are whack. Wickity whack. I'm high off LIFE! WOOOO!
Have you ever thought you were going to die?
*I feel like my guardian angel works WAY too much. He DEFINITELY needs a vacation!
Have you ever suffered from depression?
*Chris left and I nearly killed myself. I ate a cheesecake instead. Thanks Babe! :)
|Sunday, December 2nd, 2007|
|Talk about ENTERTAINMENT!
"You could have your own reality show. It would be like 'Tune in tonight as Diana makes eggs' and there'd be like 6 million viewers!"
Hahaha! So frickin true... I just had the most JAM PACKED session of sheer entertainment which should have been a simple birthday party. Let me share :)
It all started around 4 PM when I was given the daunting task of making deviled eggs for Rhonda's birthday party. ???? Don't ask. So I'm sitting there with my googled step-by-step instructions (oh yeah, there IS an entire website dedicated to deviled eggs...off topic but I feel I need to share) and Logan stops by. After much convincing and lots of laughing, 3 hours later Logan (in my sheep apron-HILARIOUS!) and I are sitting on my floor COVERED in egg yolk and mayo with egg shells SPRAWLED all over my apartment....ah, good times.
That episode Highlight?
You would've seen Logan, in the sheep apron mind you, with a Christmas stocking on his lap say (all distraught) "I never thought I would say this but....WHERE DID I PUT THAT GLITTER GLUE?!"
Then to the party we go. Even the car ride I was hilarious. Logan, Ben and I went together JAMMING to my Christmas CD....well, mostly me :) And just as Mariah was hitting all those high notes in the end of "Joy to the World" we pull up to the red light. We were there just long enough for the guy next to us to give Logan the "that's not right man..." look. Then that akward aftershock that I love...It was PERFECT!
All I can say about the party is Flip Cup makes the world a friendlier place....no doubt about it! We had six teams compete for the title. Feelings were hurt, champions were made (Ote and Marc....I SALUTE you- Flip cup SOLDIERS!) and friendships were destroyed.... It was GLORIOUS!
Shout out to my team- Dale, Kalani and Shar.....you guys ROCK! We were robbed of the victory!
Trunk buckets, wigs, choke holds (My B Eric!), freshly painted tables, jell-o shots, and a cowboy hat makes for a HILARIOUS night with some awesome people!
That episode highlight?
You would have seen Team Boston DOMINATION! That's right! Me and my girl, Megan single-handedly ANNIHILATED Team Saipan (Please, Rhonda and Kathy....bring your A-game next time), Team New York (yeah, like THAT was hard to do! A complete shut-out thanks to B-rad failing to flip ONE CUP!) and Team Men (Nothing personal, we gotta do it for the ladies Marc and Eric!). NO BIG DEAL! It was a HEATED battle. We even had Pilgrims, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin thrown in there between the screaming and threats. All I can say is INTENSE!
Boston. You don't mess with it!
I get home around 3 AM to find Ben's family and some other random people outside. So I'm hanging in Luc's room and this CRAZY HEFFA comes in and tells me I need to get out. I try and explain that I am just a friendly neighbor but crazy heffa isnt buying it. Ben came in and said I was his girlfriend to give me some street credit but I think that only got crazy heffa angrier because then she told me she was going to slap me....and Ben! Now I'm slightly...eh...intoxicated from my Victories and I decide she needs a hug. I don't think she liked that.
Next thing I know people outside are yelling, someone's looking to cut someone else's throat and Tony is looking all upset. I take a break from crazy heffa to find out that some guy went in Tony's room while he was sleeping and tried to rob him. At this point I just had to lean back and watch everything unfold. It was SO mush better than TV! :) Just as I'm thinking "Wow, this can't get any better," crazy heffa starts POUNDING on the neighbors doors. Yelling, screaming, cursing. Wow. For 20 minutes crazy heffa tried finding someone in the wrong room. Talk about ENTERTAINMENT!
That episode's highlight?
You would've LOVED to see the look on Diana's face when the cops showed up. It was like Christmas!
That was until crazy hefffa all of a sudden decides that she and I are great friends! As soon as they show up, she comes out of NOWHERE and puts her arms all around me like we're just 2 friends hanging out. OH NO! Crazy heffa ain't taking me to jail with her! So the cops start asking questions and luckily the OTHER crazy heffa next door comes running out yelling "Her! That's the one!"
YES! THE PLOT THICKENS with a new character!!!! After the cops left, crazy heffa disappeared. As uncle Herman put it "Be careful...she's on the prowl somewhere!"
Yeah...I locked my doors. I'm not ashamed to admit it... Heffa is CRAZY!
Anyway, I finally get to bed around 5 only to be woken up at 8 by....oh, you KNEW she would be back.....CRAZY HEFFA! She wanted to sleep in my bed!
Do I need my own reality show? I think so! It was a solid TWELVE hours of QUALITY entertainment!
Wow....I love this place! Current Mood: crazy
|Wednesday, November 7th, 2007|
So lately I have been remembering my dreams... a lot. Everyday I wake up, and I can give you a complete rundown of my crazy nighttime thoughts. I dream up teachers dancing dressed as Transformers, friends giving birth to lizards, and pet dinosaurs taking me around the world. Now, it's all fun and games until you beat a kitten.
Two nights ago I dreamed that I was trying to beat a kitten to death. A KITTEN! What kind of a psychopath does that? I think I thought it was a rat but still...that's sick. Not even a full-grown cat either! A frickin BABY!
Anyway, when I was at Rose's Cafe last night (which by the way, is the happiest place on earth and if you disagree I will BATTLE you to the end!), I saw a dream article. So I started reading it thinking it would say I had some kind of built-up rage issues or some kind of a crazy revenge. But no. It said that all these studies that they did with REM brain activity, found that those with lots of dreams actually had brain damage!
Now THAT will ruin your dinner. But it certainly explains a lot :)
|Sunday, October 21st, 2007|
LET'S GO RED SOX!!!!!
Game 7 here we come!
I love these guys!!!
|Monday, October 8th, 2007|
|Just a thought...
Brought to you by Trench Tech...
Man do I sweat a lot.
Like a man.
A sweaty man.
A little FYI to make your day run smoother...
|Saturday, October 6th, 2007|
Diana in Saipan: Why my life is so darn fabulous...
I am having a great day. Why you ask? Well to start off I went to Rose's Cafe yesterday and B invited me to "eat tuna" with her for lunch. So I figure a sandwich and a cookie affair but I headed over today and heffa prepared a FEAST! She made homemade dumplings, this salmon soup thing, tuna sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, shrimp and vegetables, salad, fruit, wine, iced tea....I was in HEAVEN! Not only did I stuff my face with delicious free food, but I met an old married couple who used to live on Rota and now live here and quilt. Seriously, how many quilter couples from Rota do you know? Not too many Im guessing! I had an AWESOME time with great hosts, great quilters and my trusty sidekick, Luc..... Ms. B is the GREATEST!
So that inspired me to write about why my life is especially fabulous lately. Let's start with I beat Kathy in a 6K race last weekend up at Marpee (It doesn't matter how much I beat her by, just know that I m the CHAMP!) Then, the newspapers messed up and put me in 3rd place! THEN, they wrote "Tong Tang" also raced! HAHAHA! It was great! Nevermind my FREE T-SHIRT and Subway...you know how I feel about free stuff!
In more fabulous Diana news, I'm still Trenching with my boys, I won a free T-shirt and a little bear on Friday for losing a scavenger hunt!, I saved $1600 bucks for my Asian adventure, I got dental insurance like a big girl, I talked to Deanna yesterday, did I mention I beat Ms. Kathy? :) , but the BEST part of my day??? Luc discovered our couches have a little pocket where stuff slides into and he came over to flip my couch over. It was like a TREASURE HUNT! I found my battery chargER! And my checkbook! And then bonus prizes such as 2 quarters, 3 pens, a chicken bone, my necklace, a ruler, 6 pencils (I feel like thats a somewhat large number of pecils that should be in your couch), 2 sets of headphones and a HAPPY DIANA!!! :)
Life is GOOD!
But wait....it gets better....
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW! I'm on fire!!!!! Current Mood: FABULOUS!
|Sunday, September 23rd, 2007|
|My hips are pathelogical liars....
I am not Shakira. Nor do others mistake me for being the Latin bombshell. So why on Saturday when I saw a picture of her did I say "I wanna have hair like Shakira?"
And why then did my "friend" Tony say "You won't perm your hair like Shakira."
This brings me to today when a student said "Wow Ms. Felix, you like you got electricuted!"
Haha! Stupid Tony....
Can you guys tell the difference?
I'm the one wearing pink sillies! :)
But life is GOOD! Red Sox will prevail, reading levels are up, Tony's moving out, I'm saving mula, and I am STILL flip cup CHAMPION! Shout outs to my UNDEFEATED team- Rhonda, Rose, Eric, and Jeremiah? You guys did me PROUD!
Thanks for listening. At least I didnt happen to see a picture of Bob marley, right?
Love Diana Current Mood: cheerful
|Wednesday, September 19th, 2007|
|WOOO WOOO (thats the sound of a siren)
My kids ROCK! Not only did they write letters to the Saipan firefighters on September 11th, but it was their idea! So as a thank you, the firefighters came to SVS and showed my kids the firetruck and the ambulance...and we got coloring books too! :) It was great!
So kudos to the firefighters for being so nice! We loved it!
As a side note: HAPPY TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY! I had a blast!
|Wednesday, September 5th, 2007|
This made my day! We Felix's never half way do anything!!!
|Saturday, September 1st, 2007|
|Sundays rock my socks!
After a WHIRlWIND of a weekend with Jimbo's farewell party :(, Hard Rock fun (with a goodbye party to Somia- my temporary sparring partner :(), Trench fights (congrats to Jason, Tony, Ron and Ryan!), and Club V (great night, guys!).... I was DRAINED today!
But a little Sunday relaxing was just what I needed. I slept all morning. Then me and Tony started watching this TERRIBLE movie and fell back asleep till 1. Then we sat around some more, enjoying the AIR CON (woo hoo!) and internet. I googled important subjects such as maggot reproduction, solar eclipses, and bamboo houses in Thailand....you know, important stuff like that.
At 6ish we decided to hit the beach to watch the sun set....with ICE CREAM! Seriously, how could you go wrong with ice cream. It was great....see?
Then, as if my day couldn't get any better, anorexic Tony doesn't want his ice cream....IT WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS!!! Life is good when you have one ice cream. But it's SPECTACULAR with two!!!!
With lots of partying, BBQs, alcohol, and ice cream, I'm about to have a ROUGH day at Trench tomorrow but it was SO worth it!
And no school tomorrow? BONUS!!! Life is GOOD in room 215! Current Mood: jubilant
|Friday, August 24th, 2007|
|LIFE JUST GETS BETTER FOR THIS GIRL!
I'm back on Saipan and life is GOOD! I'm back in the swing of things and living it up. Here is why life is good:
1. My kids ROCK and are so incredibly good, it's scary.
2. Greg, my HERO is leasing me his car for free....he is the best! All I have to do is fix it up.... (see "why life is good today section)
3. My room no longer leaks pee water (don't take this luxury for granted guys!)
4. Trenching it again and man, do I love those guys!
5. I got paid (LOTS) to go to Managaha for PD and had a grand ol' time!
6. My boyfriend has a flight to visit on December 17th... Let the Asian Adventure begin!
7. Mrs. Lee. This heffa makes me laugh EVERY SINGLE DAY
8. The ladies and I have been partying down...see pictures :)
9. Last night I got free food and prizes at one of Angelo's Coral Reef things :)
Here is why my life is especially FABULOUS today:
1. I was supposed to pay close to 600 bucks to fix the brakes on Greg's car but this morning I pick it up and WOW! My brakes are completely fixed (450)
2. The oil is changed and the filter is changed
3. The power steering is fixed
4. MY WINDOW IS FIXED! (which I was told would cost $300)
5. Then here's the best part...the guy says "Oh, and you're air con works now) IT WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS!!!! I swear I almost kissed him right there! SO I gave him money to buy some beer for him and his friends and vowed to NEVER go to any other mechanic. This guy is the BEST!
So, now as a loyal customer, I say "GO SEE THIS GUY AT:
AHBHU Auto Care Center. 235-3285 It's to the left of Mt. Carmel Cemetery and he is THE BEST!"
Ok, and lasty,
7. I decided since the window goes up now and I can lock my door, I can get a new radio (oh...right Greg. I forgot to mention that it was stolen out of the car last week...my b. I live in the ghetto) So I got a new radio and had it installed for free!
AH! JESUS LOVES ME!
AND, it's Saturday.
AND, it's the Love of my life's birthday :)
AND, Home Alone II is on. COME ON!
Seriously, does this place get any better? Current Mood: thankful
|Thursday, July 19th, 2007|
|My vacation is almost over :( Dang...
But it was fun while it lasted!
Camping 07...now that was some GROOOOD times! My quotes from this year:
-"Sorry I elbowed you in the forehead last night, Christen. I was fighting evil!" Mai, on her odd sleeping habbits
-You think I could get like a day pass? Maybe clock-in and then clock-out when I was done?" Danny, being curious about the homosexual lifestyle
-"Did anyone see that mouse on a motorcycle?" Mike farting
-"I can see my own breath!" Kathy on the wonders of cold weather
-"Silent night, Holy Light!" Christen deperately trying to win at the song game
-"You sure do got a purdy mouth" Steve-O being HILARIOUS at dinner
- "Things you do on a date, starting with the letter M.....MASTERBATE!" Tony...no surprise here
-"No woman leaves Chubb Chubbville unsatisfied!" Chris soming out of NOWHERE!
-"Something soft beginning with the letter V.....VIRGINS!" Mike
These quotes along with Danny in a bikini, Steve-O single handedly RUINING Mafia, EVERYONE jumping into the falls (with Mai making human fountains and bouys as the rest of us freeze!), eating dog biscuits, me striking out Tony, "Five in the bed," 3 car sing alongs with Mike's IPOD, the lesbian Ranger flirting with my mom, JAMMING to Bended Knee, Flip cup DOMINATION with MAGIC JUICE, the best chili EVER, the log dedication, the fisrt MAFIA suicide and classic games such as "words in a song," "what animal would I be?," "last word," and "who can stand on one foot the longest?".... this year was the JAM!
I only have a few days here in my hometown and man, has it been a fun summer! New roommates :), wedding shopping, Foxwoods, York beach, seeing the fam....it's all been FABULOUS! You guys rock! Saipan here I come...again! Current Mood: FABULOUS!
|Friday, June 22nd, 2007|
|Home sweet home in the Dirty Dolph! Dedicated to Ben :)
It's good to be back home but I have come to face some surprising adjustments to get used to.
First we need to talk about the highway. Being in Saipan, the fastest you can drive on the island is like 40 mph. Throw in the fact that I ALREADY drive like I'm elderly and we run into a pretty shocking change. I feel like I'm in a frickin spaceship when I'm on the highway! Nevermind the angry drivers and road rage. They are NOT out to make friends....
Milk. This is a big deal. I don't even like milk but when it's not in a box, it's like heaven to me! As soon as I got off the plane, I went to Nonnie and Pow's and enjoyed a nice cold glass of milk...with cookies...come on, you know me. I never realized how much I missed box-less milk.
Now the mailman came as a surprise. Who knew there was such a strong bond between the American Postal Services and me? When I saw a mailman, he was like a celebrity! I forgot that somewhere in the world, your mail gets DELIVERED to YOU. This crazy concept was lost to me... Luckily Chris was with me so I couldn't chase the mailman down and hug him or something.
Walmart. This was no surprise. Happiest place on earth, hands down!
So my time home has been awesome filled with family time (sitting around...for hours....watching Pow's house being power washed, friendless bbqs, awkward hammock nights) quality time with the bf (Red Sox games, New York City) and awesome nights with the pals (girls night, poker, drunken talks with Sammy at the bar, LAST WORD).... the devil living underground...ERRONEOUS!!!!
Add in my DOUBLE BUBBLE running shoes, the Cheesecake factory opening soon, the roofy game (haha!), this hilarious joke that Mai just shared with us "Who stole the saop from the bathroom? THE ROBBER DUCKY!", camping with a Christen and Ms. Kathy invasion, fourth of July right around the corner, and the fact that I'm eating at the Olive Garden tonight, and we're looking at a frickin AWESOME time home!
Oooh! And I found the quote for my life!
"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and...SNAP! The job's a game!"
Now SHE'S one smart lady!