What A Weekend…What A Weekend.

28 08 2007

My weekend was pretty relaxing, or it was supposed to be but turned out to be anything but, relaxing.

Friday night, I had a slumber party planned for the girls in our Singles Branch to just have a girly fest and then organized our Service Project stuff that we needed to get done before next month, sometime. Our Stake is putting together a bunch of School Kits for the poor and we had to make the bags that are going to hold all of the school supplies.

So Friday after work, I rush over to my house to throw some clothes and pack up the stuff I needed to take over to Roro’s house and then I was off to Roro’s house to help her in any way that I could to get the house in order before the girls started arriving. I got to her house a little before 6 and the first of the girls started arriving at about 7ish.

Of the 20 girls that RSVP’d, only about 6 showed up but that didn’t stop us from having a good ol’ time.

We had a blast! We karaoke’d (is that even how you spell it? I’m too lazy to check it so you know what the heck I mean) all night and when I say ALL NIGHT, we really did do that and Mulu once again had everyone in fits of giggles when she sang, Crazy by Patsy Cline and then she had me almost peeing in my pants when she sang Britney Spears’ I’m A Slave For You. Oh goodness, she was her own back up dancer for that one and though I was singing with her, I couldn’t really concentrate because she was making me laugh so hot dang much.

We stayed up way too late (or early since we all went to sleep at about 5 in the morning) and then woke up early to make breakfast and start on the bags, since we had to be up and decent since our Stake Relief Society President was coming by to show us how to do the bags.

So because I can sew worth a damn, I hid in the kitchen with Roro and made the food while Mulu and the others tried their hand at making the bags, which actually turned out really good. We made bags until 6:30pm at night.

I wanted to go to the Stephenie Meyer signing at my local Borders but I was beyond tired and I had Nathan go check it out, since I didn’t have a wristband, I wanted to see if I would be waiting long and since Nathan was on his way back from the beach and he’d be passing the Borders on his way home, I asked him to stop by and see if it’s crowded over there. He called me a little after 5 and was like, “It’s pretty packed over here, what’s going on over here? One of your geeky book conferences?” Then he was like, “Holy crap, is that Whitney right there? And look, it’s Cassie” He saw a bunch of random people from our Church over at Borders because Stephenie Meyer is a member of our Church so a lot of the people from our Church went out to support her, I guess.

After I told the girls (who wanted to go with us to the signing) that Nate said Borders was pretty crowded, we all decided that none of us wanted to go stand in line and so instead of getting dressed, we all stayed in our pajamas, LOL and played Guitar Hero on Cassie’s (the other Cassie) PS2, that game is so much fun! I wanna get it so frickin’ bad! That game is off the hook and if you haven’t played this game, make sure you fix that pronto, this game, I LOVE!

I got home a little after 7 and my happy butt went straight to sleep, I was shaken awake by the shrill noise that is my phone, holy crap is my ringtone really loud, but its my song, Make It Work by Ne Yo, so I wasn’t too mad about it, but man, I was so tired, I checked and saw that I got a text message from Nathan and a voice mail from Daphne. I tried calling Daphne back but I couldn’t hear what she was saying and I was tired so I just hung up and went back to sleep, only to be shaken awake by the same shrill noise a few hours later.

It was Nathan.

He wants to hang out after work, so I need to wake up. I didn’t, of course…I went back to sleep because it was after 11 and then my phone rang again and he was leaving work and on his way to my house, so like the good little girl that I am, I ran a brush through my hair, shook it off my shoulders (it was a good thing, Chelsea straightened my naps for me) threw on the same pair of jeans that I wore to the slumber party and threw a jacket on and thanked my lucky stars it all matched and fell asleep on the couch again waiting for Nathan to get to my house.

I got a call from my cousin Braxton who wanted to know if I was hanging out and I told him, “Yeah, Nathan’s on his way to my house, so get ready, I’m dragging you with me since Chris and Hermy Herm are with him.”

Chris is Nathan’s sisters boyfriend, they both work at the House of Blues and Chris was coming to chill. Hermy Herm is what we call his friend, Herman from Hawaii. Herman is living with Nathan now and we’re all one big happy circle of friends. So, the guys were hungry and they wanted to chill, so I went and chilled with all of the guys…I was the only girl, it was great times for me.


After that, we hung out for awhile and then they took me home. I fell asleep again, texting with Nathan and then fighting over something but I forgot what and then he said that I hung up on him, but I was too tired to care, like Chelsea would say, whatev…=) I didn’t get to sleep until about 4 am. What’s new?

Sunday morning, I had to be up early because Mulu had a meeting at Church and then Tita and B Nice had to sing in Sacrament and they wanted to practice their song so I got my happy butt up at the ungodly hour of 8 o’clock on a weekend and got dressed.

Mulu and Tita came and got me and we went to Church. The girls practiced their song and totally rocked it out because I swear I was in tears, listening to them sing, my favorite song, “Its Real” and then Church started.

It’s funny because there was a guy that got baptized yesterday and he’s been coming to our Branch for awhile now and B Nice comes to our Branch to sing (she’s never been to our Branch before) and it’s such a small world because she knew Rodney, since they work together and she didn’t know he was taking discussions and he didn’t know that she was a member, LOL…poor B Nice is not setting a good example at work, LOL.

Man, I love listening to my friend Tita Boom sing, the girl can blow. B Nice too, and they did such an amazing job singing at Church and then again at the baptism last night. It was the business. I can’t wait to listen to them again.

After Church, Nathan, Herman and I went to lunch. Nathan treated us to L&L’s (it seems to be my staple after Church, since this is the exact same restaurant that me, Mulu and Miah went to lunch after Church last Sunday) and then Miah started calling, because I needed to doing the program. I told Nathan to take me to Compton and he had a fit, because Nathan isn’t liked too well over in Compton so after a bunch of words thrown all over the car and him dragging me to take Braxton something to eat, he finally took me over to Compton, two hours later.


I got the programs done, made Nathan go to the baptism, put him to work and then made him come to Jamba Juice after the baptism (I know, we’re horrible, huh?) so that he can pay for me and Brenna’s Jamba Juice and then after he paid for our Jamba Juice and all of us headed over to Compton, he went home.

I hung out in Compton for a little bit, said my goodbyes to my 2nd Mom who is leaving for Samoa for a couple of weeks and then we all headed out. Roro took me and Brenna home and then I put Brenna to sleep and not too long after I got home, Nathan came and picked me up to hang out some more…

…yeah, I know, lots and lots of hanging out with Nathan, it’s a good and a bad thing but I can’t stop it because I love the company.

But man, I had me a good ol’ time last night….*sigh*


Alright, Alright….

27 07 2007

….I’m updating, yeesh!

It’s so nice to feel the love around the blogosphere when I’m not around. I know that I haven’t been updating as much as I usually do and I keep apologizing about it but I guess because I’m spending so much time hanging out with friends in the summer sun and just living life, blogging has totally taken a back seat and I’m sorry if some of my favorite readers are feeling neglected, so with renewed force, here I am…blogging just for you guys!

I posted some of my favorite Eye Candy Menz that I started yesterday so you guys can enjoy that yummalicious post! =)

I’ve got a lot of things going on for this weekend, my favorite Uncle Party is dancing in a luau tomorrow that we’re dragging our friend RoRo to. It should totally be fun and so you can get a feel of what kind of show we’ll be enjoying tomorrow, here’s a little clip of our favorite Uncle Party Ralph Lauren doing his thang with Mulu’s loud ass mouth laughing like a hyenna in the back….haha.

In that second video, you can totally see Mulu walking up to give him money, haha…Mulu’s on YouTube, haha…she’s the tall skinny Samoan girl with the grey shirt and black long sleeve underneath, haha…that’s my best friend!

Moving on to other news, I’ve been given the Rockin’ Girl Blogger Award by my homie gee locc, Izzle my Nizzle and Mailynzzle…=) And dude, I totally have to thank Izzy for changing my URL address because I called her in a panic when Juju was being a jerk and copied and pasted everything that I said about Cool Guy and teased me relentlessly, texting me snippets of my blog, calling me and reciting my blog back to me and then even, BLACKMAILING me, it was all done in good fun and though it was mighty embarrassing for me, I could laugh about it now.

I love Juju, he totally rocks my socks and I really hope that he finds his eternal companion soon, does anyone want to apply for the position, because I’m totally accepting applications on his behalf, haha. Oh yeah and he’s totally a sexy beast! haha….if you go to my myspace, he’s Dirt McGirt, don’t ask me what that means cause I don’t know, he won’t tell me either.

Stop the press, ya’ll, stop the press! Check it out…I’m a…

Yeah, aren’t you just pea green with envy? Huh, huh? You totally should be since according to not one but TWO people, I totally rock socks, I’m just totally fantabulous like that, hehe…and since I’ve been given this award TWICE (not that I’m tooting my own horn or anything like that, haha) I’m going to give this award out my danged self. =)

And the peeps that I totally love and all that good stuff are:

1. My girl, Isabel I Know Her Last Name.

This is my ro’ dawg. Is that how you spell it? I love this girl, I’ve known her for a lot of years now (I can’t seem to remember how many though, just know that I’ve known Izzy since BEFORE Joey, that’s a long time dammit!) and she’s one of my down ass bitches, she may be on the shy side but you can count on her to do just about anything for you…I love that about her, she’s smart, beautiful and the girl is funny…she’s just low key and it’s those low key girls you gotta watch out for, haha…her blog is a must read for mine and I just love being all nosy up in her life…haha.

2. Mailyn.

I’m telling you, Mailyn is hands down one of my most favorite bloggers, EVER! I’m so happy that I found her blog (I forget how I found it, maybe she found me, whatever, I’m so glad I know this girl now) because this girl is as real as real can be. She doesn’t like something? You don’t have to worry about Mailyn not speaking up on her behalf, she’s another ride or die bitch (I mean that in the most greatest of ways, Mailyn, seriously! =)) that I absolutely love and her blog never ceases to pull all of my emotions out, whether it’s outrage on an animal, laughter at her vents and then lust with all of the scrumdiddilyumptious prettyful menz on her page, the girl knows how to find the hotties all over the world and for an eye candy expert, I totally appreciate her art! haha.

3. Mollie.

Mollie is a new to me friend who I’ve had the pleasure of reading for the past few months. I just started reading her blog not too long ago and I totally love it! She’s funny, witty and she works at a frickin’ library, one that got one of those really cool awards for being like the best libraries in America or whatever, I’m totally hating on her because she gets to be surrounded by books all day long and get paid for it too, man and she reads a lot of cool books, I love it and you totally rock, Mollie!

4. B.

The Tabloid Thursday Queen! I’m so glad that she found my blog because I totally love going to her blog to visit and just read all about the celebrities dirt over there. She totally rocks my socks and she is such a pretty lady too, you lucky tramp…she also just got back from Malta, JEALOUS THATS ME!!! =)

5. Daphne.

I can’t forget my little homie gee locc from across the way…=) Daphne is one of the most kind hearted, funny and witty girls I know. She is such a small little thing but man is she so much fun to be around, she says some of the funniest things that have me in stitches laughing, she’s so refreshingly honest and candid and I just totally love this girl, she totally ROCKS!

There you go, there are so many other blogger women that rock my socks but I’ll be here all day if I listed them all…if you didn’t get mentioned, that doesn’t mean that you rock, it just means that I’m a crackhead and need to catch up on my sleep instead of staying up late every night talking on the phone to cute boys that I like to kiss! =)

To end off this post, I don’t mean to be mean or anything but dude…DID YOU GUYS SEE BEYONCE’S FALL? My side STILL hurts from laughing so frickin’ much with my friend, Miah…man that fall should go down in the books as best falls in a live concert, EVER! haha…I love it!

There you go, I’ll try to start updating more often but dude, laugh with me it’s great! =) And have a good weekend ya’ll!!! =)

Get It Shorty…

11 07 2007

…so I know that I’ve been a horrible blogger this week but I’ve been busy with nothing really, I’ve just been given a lot of work that needs to be done which leaves less and less time for me to blog at work, so sorry guys.

But, a quick recap of what I’ve been up to?

Last weekend was my family reunion with my Mom’s brother’s kids. My Mom’s brother, my Uncle Pete (my younger brother was named after him) died in 1991 and since then, we’ve seen his kids only a handful of times and my Mom wanted to spend more time with them so my older sister, Blanche put together a mini family reunion and everyone showed up and we had such a great time.

I am proud to announce that in the family relay races on Saturday, I smoked my brother Henry not ONCE but TWICE, ya’ll…he can’t see me and man I have never laughed so much before in my life as I did with my family over the weekend. I had such a good time with my family and it was just so good to see everyone in real life and not just on myspace. LOL.

My nephew, Jerome (he goes by Lome’) came down with his girlfriend and he’s such a handsome man now, all growed up and errthang and he’s still gifted with a guitar. The boy can play ANYTHING and I totally mean ANYTHING, every song that I requested, he played for me and we sang song after song with Lome’ on the guitar, kickin’ crazy sexy cool.

It was so awesome.

Other things that I’ve been doing is, I’ve been hanging out with my homie gee loccs, Mulu, Theresa and the gang. Mulu and I are planning to go to the Josh Gracin concert this weekend with the tickets that I talked Cool Guy into getting for us. I hung out with Cool Guy last night and we kissed a lot and necked a whole lot too, it was great but that’s about it.

I’m just enjoying whatever this is with Cool Guy, he’s confused but I don’t mind, he can kiss good. LOL.

Hmmm, what else? I think that’s it…oh wait, over the weekend there was this big Polynesian Music Concert complete with Polynesian floor show by a well known Polynesian dance group called Tupulaga and there were Polynesian musicians galore performing as well. I wanted to go but with my family reunion the same weekend I knew I wasn’t going to be able to go but, a lot of my favorite Samoan artists were there and my friend B Nice sang with one of my favorite Polynesian R&B singing groups from New Zealand, Adeaze.

Check her out on You Tube.


How I Spent My Weekend.

27 03 2007

…so this weekend was pretty interesting for me and really, it started on Thursday instead of Friday because Thursday, I spent the evening with Holly. We had ourselves a blast which isn’t a surprise at all.

Here are the deets for my weekend.

Thursday: Had to work a little late, so by the time I got home, Holly was already in L.A. and close to my house. I rushed through getting dressed and by the time Holly got to the house, I was ready to go. We drove over to her hotel to check her in and I waited in the car while she handled her business, catching up with one of my work friends who was away on training. She came out and we were both a bit hungry so we went to eat…at IHOP, because I wanted something sweet and it was down the street from her hotel. You guys definitely have to try the Harvest Grain Pancakes over there, Holly was jealous that she didn’t order it because it was seriously…the bomb.

I oohed and ahhed over Holly’s new eBook reader (stupid girl was bragging about it and I was green with envy =)…) and read a bunch of naughty threesome and foursome scenes between brothers and their women. I swear to you guys, Holly (love you girl) is one big hornball, even bigger than me because she’s got about 15 eBooks on her eBook reader and of the 15 only 3 are regular books, the rest are naughty books that Daphne refers to as ‘cookbooks’ so that her parents won’t find out just what she is reading…haha. I’m tellin’ ya’ll…Holly is a freak! haha.

After we finished eating, we had to do a Target run for the things Holly forgot to pack and then after that we ended our night where you guys would expect us to end it….at the bookstore. A new Borders opened up close to her hotel room, so that’s where we headed after Target and we got….you guessed it, more ‘cookbooks’….LOL. Holly got Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh and some other book and I got, Hot In Here by Susan Lyons and Seduce Me by some author I forget her name. I started Hot In Here and will get back to it just as soon as I’m done with my romance fix. =)

I had a great time laughing and just being goofy with Holly, she’s a great friend and I’m so glad that we got together for a quick little girl’s night. Good times, Holly….good times.

Friday: I had to work Friday but didn’t take a lunch so that I could leave early. I got home and was looking forward to staying in with the kids and just be good, since I’d been out every night last week. I ended up getting a call from Mulu, telling me to get dressed so that we can do something, anything …so dressed, I got.

We went to dinner with our friend, Maria and then after dinner we got a call from our friend, Braxton who was home and bored and though he didn’t want to do anything too crazy, he didn’t want to stay at home either. So we head over to Braxton’s house and set off to just be goofy. We wanted to check out different things before going to our friend Devin’s house. Devin was having a party at his house so we drove around before heading to Devin’s. We were all talking about how it’s a boring Friday night and we don’t know how we’re going to have fun with NOTHING to do, but we kept right on driving.

On our way back to Devin’s house, there was one of those Check Points, where a bunch of cops close down the lanes and they have those sobriety checks and drivers license checks. So we’re waiting in line when the driver in front of us, gets out of his car and switches with the passenger. They literally, got out of their Maroon Maxima, walked around and switched drivers.

As we’re all gaping at the car in front of us, Nelly Furtado is singing “Say It Right” on the radio and a Yukon pulls up directly beside us and is signalling for me to roll my window down. I look over and it’s a Cop Car. I dutifully roll my window down and the cop says to me in a hard voice, “Did you see those people switch drivers?” I didn’t want to be known as a snitch, but the cop got loud, so I nodded. It wasn’t good enough for him, he asks me again, “Ma’am, did you see that car in front of you switch drivers.” Turning all kinds of red, I nodded and said, “Yeah, they switched drivers.” to which he flashes me a cute smile and says, “Thank you.” and then yells to the cops that were on motorcycles on the side of the street that they switched drivers and Maroon Maxima was pulled over.

It’s about this time that Justin Timberlake’s song, “What Goes Around Comes Around” begins and Braxton says, “Ooh, not What Goes Around Comes Around…” But it sure did come right back around because I must have been staring at the car because the cop on the motorcycle yells at us to PULL OVER TO THE RIGHT.

Confused, we did as he said…we pulled over and while we watched the Maroon Maxima just chillin’ right beside us, the cops come over to our car and start harassin’ the hell out of Mulu. Wanting to know if we switched drivers, who’s car we were in, who’s been driving all night, who’s been drinking, how old everyone was and all this bullcrap.

All the while, they pay NO ATTENTION to the real driver switcher uppers.

I can hear Mulu getting interogated, she’s telling them that nobody switched drivers in our car but that they did (pointing to the other car, who still has no cops yelling at them) she tells him that she drove the entire night, we don’t drink alcohol EVER and everything else, there’s a good cop and a bad cop talking to her and you could tell in her voice that she’s getting really irritated with the bad cop, she didn’t have the sense to be scared…

…me on the other hand, was terrified. LOL. He was really loud and you could tell that he was just as irritated with us, because he didn’t believe Mulu. I was close to holding my hands in the air the entire time that we were stuck with the interrogating cops.

While Mulu is telling the cops, how old we all in the car are, another cop comes to my window and taps it for me to roll it down. I complied. Then he flashes his bright ass flashlight in my face. He asks me how old I am, I tell him, “26.” He doesn’t seem like he believes me but I don’t care. He didn’t ask me for my license or anything but the following conversation ensues.

Bad Cop: Who drove tonight?
Me: Her. *pointing at Mulu*
Bad Cop: All night?
Me: Yeah, this is her car.
Bad Cop: Has anyone been drinking tonight?
Me: No, we don’t drink.
Bad Cop: So NOBODY else drove this car the entire night?
Me: Nope, this is her car and she drove us around all night.
Bad Cop: *getting really irritated, he got really loud* Well, the car behind you said that you guys switched drivers.
Bad Cop: *gives me a confused look, he’s not buying anything I say, AND IT’S THE TRUTH!*
Me: Officer, we’re the car that told that other Officer in the Yukon that those people in THAT car switched drivers.
Bad Cop: Ohhhh, *shuts off his flashlight* I see…well you guys are good to go then, pull back into the line and proceed.

Mulu stupid ass says, “You believe her and not me?”

Mulu gets into the car and turns it on. We all glare at the other car that is just chillin’ unbothered by all these cops. And Mulu growls, “BITCH!” which the cops totally heard and with their flashlight, signalled for us to leave.

The cop in the Yukon finally comes over and we can hear him telling the other cops that we were the ones that verified the other car had switched drivers but we’re already pissed off at HIM since he watched us getting pulled over and did NOTHING ABOUT IT. But then we forgave him when we saw that he had to go all the way around the big ass block to get back to where we were, but we were like, “Couldn’t you just radio him or whatever?”

So now we’re back in line and Maria goes, “Dude, we should’ve just lied and said we didn’t see anything.”

And Braxton, trying to make light of things said, “But we couldn’t cause Nelly Furtado said, Say It Right”.

It worked cause we all started laughing.

And so we’re getting close to the inspection point and there are about 3 ugly cops and then 1 HOTTIE COP and the 2nd cop was like, “Can I see your license?” Mulu drives by him and plants our happy ass right beside the hottie cop and we both smile at him.

He leans down and asks for Mulu’s drivers license. She hands it to him and he looks at the rest of the people in the car, he smiles at me, nods at Braxton and then says, “Have you guys been drinking?”

Maria jumps up and says, “No we don’t drink.”

Hottie cop, still holding Mulu’s license says, “Why the hell not?”

…and before anyone could reply, Maria says, “We’re LDS.”

I could tell Mulu was getting irritated because we couldn’t get our flirt on with Hottie Cop because Maria won’t shut her yap.

She says, “What’s up with us getting harassed tonight? Do you know Bishop Dean?”

Hottie Cop says, “Who?”

And Braxton says, “Bishop Dean…he’s our Bishop at Church.”

Then Hottie Cop asks, “What’s his name?”

And Mulu says, “Bishop?”

The cop started laughing, as did all of us in the car and he waves us by, we drive away and Mulu was like, “Damn Maria, just hog Hottie Cop all to yourself why don’t you?”

It was funny because after we were a few blocks away from the check point, Braxton says, “Dude that was fun, let’s do it again!”

LOL…and we thought we weren’t going to have fun.

We spent the rest of the night hanging out at Devin’s house before heading home…it was too funny.

Saturday: I spent the entire morning, Saturday by myself at home…reading Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas. I really enjoyed that book, a whole lot. My brother came over and we hung out for a little bit and then he took off and then Maria came to my house and we hung out for a while and then she went home and the family came back from San Diego (for a wedding) and I spent the night with the fam bam…it was good times.

Sunday: Went to Church and then to Break the Fast after Church. Had good times, lots of laughs at our table. Between our friends, Landon and Jeremiah, there was plenty said to keep us laughing all throughout our meal.

I came home instead of going to Mulu’s because my sister Helen (from Colorado) and her family were down so I went to hang out with them, we had a big ol’ feast, King Crab Legs and Salmon and a bunch of other stuff and man was it good…enjoyed hanging out with the family and then I read Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and enjoyed the heck out of that book.

It was overall a very good weekend….so….HOW DID YOU GUYS SPEND YOUR WEEKEND?

How Am I Supposed to Feel?

9 02 2007

This is probably going to be a long rant, so I’m warning ya’ll now…I need to vent this one out.

A few years ago, believe it or not, Mulu and I had a bigger circle of friends than we do now. We had the normal circle of friends that got together EVERY weekend and hung out and went and did all sorts of fun things just because we could. We talked on the phone everyday or every night, we had deep, meaningful conversations with each other, we had hopes and dreams and we were just there for each other. There were 3 guys and 3 of us girls. Great memories to be had with these people. I love these people.

But sometimes, the people that you love hurt you. What do you do then?

Of the guys in our little circle of friends, I grew to be close with Brett. Now, let me tell you guys how long I’ve known this guy. My parents and his parents have pictures of me and Brett when we were in diapers, that’s how long I’ve known him. There’s a picture that always gets talked about in both of our families of the bucket picture. The bucket picture was taken when I was still in diapers and Brett was young enough to run around in just his underwear and in one of the pictures from our childhood, Brett is in his underwear and I’m in my diaper and he’s pushing me around in this bucket at the park.

Now let me try to paint the picture of how close our families were. His older brother Bryan and my older brother, Henry? Best friends. His older sister Ingrid and my older sister Ingrid? Childhood best friends. His oldest sister Ina and my older sisters Blanche and Helen? Yep, you guessed it….Best friends. So because so many of his family and so many of my family was always with each other, we had a lot of family dinners and either they were always at our house or we were always at their house.

When we were younger, Brett was really close with Pete, my younger brother. He would always spend the night at our house or Pete would always spend the night at his house. It’s just how things always were with us. Me, I wasn’t so close with him so I didn’t spend the night at his house, instead I spent the night in Compton at, Theresa’s house. (HA! Remember Theresa?)

Anyway, it wasn’t until many years later that me and Brett became close. He used to come to my house a lot and just hang out. He knew he was always welcome, because he was more than my friend, he was a good friend of the family.

So many memories come to mind when thinking about my friend, Brett. He was one of those deep thinkers that was always thinking about something, always wanting to discuss something, he always had some question he wanted us to think about and answer. My brothers thought he was a weird one, but because he’s my friend, I accepted him the way he was, flaws and all.

He was always there when I needed someone to talk to and LOL, he was there when I needed an alibi to get out of the inquisition I knew was forthcoming from my family about my latest boyfriend, who I had stayed out with far too late with. He had my back and lied with ease for me to my brother in law, when he called him looking for me.

Great friend, right?


But then he met a girl, we’ll call her…The Girl.

He was really shy about her when I would quiz him on who she was and what his relationship with her was all about. I could sense that he was really into her so I wanted to be the supportive friend and like her for him.

The first time he brought The Girl around was at my 24th birthday (in November) (right, Tita?) and my initial reaction to her was, “Oh no, Brett can do so much better than her” but it wasn’t my place to say anything and he seemed happy with her, so I kept my feelings to myself. As long as he was happy then that was all that mattered to me. I never left her out of any conversations we had, I made sure she was comfortable with us because if she was going to date Brett than she’d probably become one of us, right?


Slowly and surely, she started dragging him away from our group. He started spending less and less time with us, saying he was just too busy to go out. I had my suspicions on that but let them go because seriously, why would I not take his word for it? We were friends. No need for lies, right?

A few months later, I invited him to Mulu’s 23rd birthday get together (in January), actually that’s wrong because I invited both him AND The Girl. We were going to Medieval Times and then whatever afterward. I invited everyone to come along, even my brother Pete was down to go. He told me that they’d be there but called me not too long before we were all supposed to meet up and telling me that he couldn’t go, his excuse? He had to work early in the morning?

Umm…okay. But we hadn’t seen him in a few months (since I think my birthday or a few Sundays after my birthday) and I thought he’d really come through. Turns out he didn’t and we ended up making it a girls night out. Whatever.

Now, fast forward to March, maybe April of that same year. I went months without hearing a peep from him, I had tried calling him a few times to see how he was doing but he never picked up any of my calls nor did he return any of them. But out of the blue, I’m sitting in my office when my phone rings. I pick it up, surprised to see his number on my screen.

His voice was laced with anger….at The Girl.

He needed to vent, he told me that things between him and her were done, he couldn’t take it anymore and while he was venting about her and how mad at her he was, he let loose about the real reasons he wasn’t around as often as he was before, why he doesn’t pick up my calls, why he doesn’t return my calls and the real reason he didn’t come to Mulu’s birthday get together.

Because she thought going to Medieval Times was childish and stupid and she couldn’t believe that we were actually going to do that for Mulu’s birthday. Oh and the kicker of it all was that if she wasn’t going to go, he couldn’t go either.

I shocked straight down to my toes because she has been nothing but nice to me and Mulu to our faces but according to Brett, she didn’t like us and she didn’t like us hanging out with him….because she swore, we secretly wanted to be with him.


I mean, that’s to be expected I guess when you’re dating a guy who has 2 girls as good friends. But what I don’t understand is why he never stood up for us, why he never explained our friendship to her. Maybe he did, I don’t know but he let her take him away from us. So yeah, whatever.

While I’m talking to him and he’s spewing all this filth about her (he was extremely pissed off at her) he was telling me what he’s done for her and all the things he’s given up for her and she couldn’t sacrifice one little thing that he didn’t like her doing…smoking. He told me that he wouldn’t be so mad at her about quitting smoking if he saw her trying to quit, but she made no effort and it really pissed him off that he’d given up his friends, his life for her and she wouldn’t budge an inch on smoking.

You could tell that he was embarrassed about telling me how she didn’t like me and Mulu and how she didn’t like him to hang around us or talk to us on the phone. On one hand, I understood where she was coming from but on the other hand, I couldn’t believe that he didn’t try hard enough to assure her that we were all just friends. But whatever. His thing though was that he was too honest with her. He told her EVERYTHING, how he used to have a thing for Mulu, how him and I grew up together and had pictures of each other in our underwear, things that would make any girlfriend uncomfortable, but still….I thought we were friends. I’d stick up for my friends, so I was hurt that he didn’t do the same for us.

Of course, I didn’t tell him any of that because he needed to vent his frustrations out, I could tell him how I was feeling about all of that later…we talked for a little bit and I told him that he needed space. Maybe he needed space away from her to figure out if all this anger toward her was something he wanted to keep in his life, I advised him to do what was right for him. If he wanted to stay with her than fine, stay with her but make sure it was what he really wanted. No matter what he chose, I’d accept his decision.

Oh he was vehement in his refusal to have anything more to do with her. He wasn’t going to hide from his friends anymore, if she wanted to be with him, she would have to meet him half way. And hearing him say that made me feel marginally better. So we made our peace with each other and I told him that I’d call him the next day to check on him to make sure that he was okay.

And I did. I called him the very next day to see how he was doing and she answered his phone. I didn’t even get to talk to him, she told me all attitudey like that he wasn’t there which made me laugh out loud into the phone and I knew, I knew that he was going to take her back. I mean, technically he had already taken her back by letting her answer his phone and lie to me because everyone knew that he didn’t go anywhere without his phone, he had to have his phone on him at all times because it was his work phone. He was Private Investigator at the time and so his boss had to be able to get in touch with him at any given time. So yeah, the whole he’s not here didn’t fool me. But whatever.

A few months later, people started asking us if the rumors were true. That Brett was getting married. We were shocked. I don’t know why I was shocked, I guess because we had talked about his wedding a few times and I just assumed that I’d be invited to it. The rumors turned out to be true and me and Mulu, well none of us got invitations.

None of us went to the wedding, none of us asked about the wedding and none of us really talked about Brett anymore, because we were dead to him, so basically he was dead to us. He made his bed and now he had to lie in it.

I heard that he was a cop, of course I already knew about it because he listed me as a personal reference and I gave him a glowing referral because I didn’t want to ruin his chances of being a cop because I knew how important it was to him to become one. I thought it was years off still because he wanted to go back to school but I guess being a PI wasn’t stand up enough for The Girl, so he rushed into being a cop.

After so much time passed, I stopped thinking about him but I never stopped being mad at him. After all this time, you think I’d be over it but I’m not, he dicked us all out of his life without any explanations and I don’t have to like him anymore.

Now, almost 3 years later he comes back into the picture. He shows up at Theresa’s Aunts house to see one of our friends, Miah back from his mission. He wants to be nicey nicey with Mulu and act like the last 3 years didn’t happen, like he didn’t fall off the face of the earth because his wife asked him too. It was a good thing I wasn’t there because I’m not done being mad at him, I’m not done being mad that he let things get so bad between us without so much as a phone call explaining why he couldn’t invite us to the wedding, an email to let us know what happened and why, NOTHING…he wants to cry about how he has nobody in his life anymore, nobody that he can talk to or vent his frustrations to, how he doesn’t have any friends anymore, how her friends are his friends and he’s not his same self anymore but how he still loves his wife.

Yeah, that’s what you get for kicking the people that cared about you out of your life without a word. It was a big kick in the teeth to find out that you were getting married from my sister that lives in Vegas. I hope you’re happy…but it doesn’t look like you are.

Well tough noogies, Brett.

Am I supposed to feel sorry that he doesn’t have any friends anymore? Am I supposed to feel bad for him and forgive everything because he doesn’t have anyone to vent to anymore? Call me a bitch but I don’t think so. How am I supposed to feel?

Our Sexy Back Christmas Dinner!

22 12 2006

So last night was the start of something really special between my little circle of friends. We had us a little Christmas Dinner at the Olive Garden where we tore up some serious breadsticks with alfredo sauce. I had a fantabulous time getting to know the newbies to our little circle (Will and Lance) and catching up with the others in my circle whom I haven’t seen and hung out since Catalina…hmmm, what’s up with that Ralph? haha. I thought our gift exchange went really well and it was good to see that everyone got nice stuff. I totally got spoiled with my $50 gift certificate to my Heaven on Earth, Barnes and Nobles. There’s nothing this book lover likes more than getting money to buy…books! *sigh* hehe. Thanks Theresa!

With the conversation floating from one side of our table to the other and the hottie waiters (that of course wasn’t OUR waiter) drifting to and fro and not to mention the breadsticks that were flowing like crazy, I have got to say that we had one winner of a night. The food was great (was it really, Will? Be honest! haha) and the company was even greater (I told you guys last night but I’ll say it again, you guys are welcome you guys got to hang out with me! LOL) and everyone looked great. B Nice sweets, let me know when you spend all that money that Lance gave you last night because I’m you’re best friend, remember? LOL…Ralph, Mr. Dragon, have fun on your trip to the Bay and tell your Mom and Dad that I said HI, okay? Oh and Rina too. Tita Boom, stop being such a hot damn stranger, alright? Gosh, I know that you’re a busy woman with all of your mens, but gosh squeeze me in sometime, kay kay kay? Ia ia ia faaaaa…LOL. Lance, it was a pleasure hanging out with you and I hope that we get to do it again, sometime soon, alright? You go with your volleyball knowledge! I heard you…oh and good luck in San Jo, I’m so going to try my darndest to come out there to be you guys cheerleader with B Nizzle, alright? Will, you have an interesting name Will…I love it! That’s my favorite movie, well one of them but still…I’m so glad that you came out and hung out with us, now that you’re apart of us, you gotta bring my girl Marlene around more often, alright? And I can’t forget about Ms. I know she’s not going to read this but I’ll still hook her up with a shout out anyway, Mulizzle…thanks for being my personal shopper last night, you so rock my socks! I’m not mad that you got caught making fun of the cutie waiter, it’s all good in the hood, oh and thanks for just everything.

We totally have to do this again guys, seriously…Ralph you better take care of us! So because I know that I only took 3 pictures last night, LOL…I’ll share those with you but Ralph can you send me the pics you took last night on your brand spankin’ new digital camera, you lucky tramp! haha.

The Boys.

Me and B Nice.

Me and the best friend, Mulu.


What Happens In Catalina…

5 12 2006

…stays in Catalina.


This weekend, I went to Santa Catalina for my friend, Ralph’s Company Christmas Party and man was it a good time or what?

But before I get into the Christmas Party, can I just tell you guys how beautiful the view was from the Catalina Express, when Catalina came into view from my perch in my seat on the Catalina Express, I was taken aback at how breathtaking the view was. I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting a view like that.

You see, The Casino (which really isn’t a casino, but a meeting place which I thought was pretty weird, but hey whatever rocks your socks!) is the building you see at the far end of the picture on the left. That building amongst the other buildings completed a very unique picture in my mind, because it made me feel like I was in a foreign land and not just an hour away from home. It made me think of the Greek Islands and how the houses and buildings there are built up instead of on flat lands (yes I know that on islands you HAVE to build up, but meh, don’t take away from my fantasy of being swept away to Greece, LOL). It was so freaking awesome! We were totally seeing Lena’s family houses from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants minus the donkeys! LOL.

The little shops on the road were reminiscent of Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls and I thought it was just so cute how everyone drove around on Golf Carts all day. There were regular cars there but not many.

We arrived in Catalina, around 4 something and we checked in, unloaded our bags and then headed out to catch the rest of the USC vs. UCLA game at a bar down the way called, Luau Larry’s. After a Pago Pago Punch and some crab cakes, I witnessed the fall of the Trojans to the frickin’ bRUINS! So with a heavy heart and an optimistic heart, we went back to relax and swap recipes before the Christmas Party.

We stayed at the Hotel Metropole which was so tiny and yet so eloborate in decoration and service (hehe, Ralph, SHUT UP!). I really enjoyed our stay here at this hotel and hope to go back and visit my bartender, Aaron again since I stood him up Saturday night, oh well. Their Continental Breakfast was on point and held such a variety of breakfast foods and not just the regular stuff that other hotels offer, I’m talkin’ the good stuff. It was such a pretty little hotel, with great food, great water and great fun, hehe =). I was even impressed that we didn’t get shut down AT ALL, we partied until WE were finished and not one second sooner and we were loud, REALLY loud, I thought for sure the cops were going to be coming over to shut us down, but that wasn’t the case at all.

I loved it!

The Christmas Party was held around the corner from our hotel at the Ristorante Villa Portofino and the food was fabulous, they had a large array of appetizers that I sampled too much of because they were oh so tasty, the drinks flowed like crazy since it was an open bar and everyone got to drink as much as they wanted for free! The atmosphere was outstanding, girl it knocked me out, haha…but the decor of the place only added to the appeal of the Christmas party. The servers were aplenty and lookin’ sharp and they were very attentive, our server’s name was Victor and by the end of the night, I was going to move in with him, he was so good to us.

The bartenders names were Eric and Aaron, Aaron was my crush of the night, since he took very good care of me and he even asked me to meet him at some bar named Chi Chi’s so that we can hang out more, I remember very vividly my answer to his request. “I hope that’s the name of some bar because I am NOT showing you my chi chi’s!” haha. I didn’t meet him since we went to keep the party going at Ralph’s Big Boss, Roland’s room and man was it a good time. Lots and lots of good times were had in that hotel suite overlooking the Catalina night. The view from his balcony was amazing and the company was just fantabulous!

Lots of dancing to Sexy Back and Come To Me by Nicole and P Diddy, some singing of Beyonce’ Irreplaceable was done, oh and the workers of Ralph’s lovely Company was treated to a free Samoan Show given by yours truly and my girl, Sara. B Nice, Tupulaga better watch out, because Dylan and Sara’s Show was ON POINT, please look for our show to turn up on You Tube sometime soon…LMAO, I’m so kidding! haha.

I had a fantastic time in Santa Catalina and Ralphy, thanks so much for inviting me to go with you, I’m so excited and will be saving my money for next year’s party in Vegas, because please believe we will be scrappin’ if you don’t invite me to go again…LOL. All of Ralph’s co workers were so much fun to hang out with, they definitely knew how to keep the party going. They were so nice and just lively people, the kind of people that everyone wants to work with. They really let loose this weekend and I was grateful that they took me in and let me into their world for the weekend, it was so much fun.

Some awards that I’m going to hand out right quick hehe…

The Highlight of the Weekend Award? The winner of this award, goes most definitely to DJ Ralphnizzle! When the DJ was trying to shut the party down and DJ Ralphnizzle went up, unplugged the DJ’s Ipod and hooked up his own Ipod to the speakers and then took the mic away from the DJ and was like, “We aint gonna stop, because we got TOO MUCH BOOTY IN THE PANTS!” And took over like he was DJ Scribble, giving shout outs and everything, all the while showing us his too much booty in the pants dance! I LOVED IT! LMAO, Ralph is most definitely one of a kind! LOVE YOU!

Best Dance Move of the Weekend Award? Oh this one definitely goes to Sara, who showed us all how the crip walk is REALLY supposed to be done! YOU GO SARA! LMAO!

Best Camera Man of the Weekend Award? Oh this one goes to Jeff for real, since I have to make nice with him in hopes to sugar him up so that he’ll forget that he promised to put those videos on Youtube…I love you, Jeff…but NO YOUTUBE! and most definitely NO MYSPACE!

Cutest Couple of the Weekend Award? This one goes to Will and Marlene…I’m so happy to have met Marlene and to see Will again, I thought they were just too cute, I had a blast with these two and hope to hang out with them again, soon! Ya’ll rock!

Thanks again to Ralphy for this weekend, I needed it and I’m glad that you made me let my hair down and just have fun….because, the grey goose got Ms Wena feelin’ loose! LMAO…to the left to the left…LMAO.

Until next year….hehe.