Sunday, January 20, 2008

Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture edition

There is a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture edition happening in my living room and all I can do is type my blog entry. I am soooo tired!

What did I do to make myself so worn out today? Well it started off well enough. I took my sister and a few of our girlfriends to a new salon to get their hair cut. I thought it would be fun for everyone to get a new do on me. Then I got the bill - from starbucks. The start of the day. Damn. I knew I was in for a stationwagon of a credit card bill. I guess I should have thought of that before I offered - and I'm still talking about the coffee run. Just ranting. The girls got their hair cut and only 1 out of 4 hated her hair. Now that's not bad odds.

And for some god for saken reason, Los Angeles is the capital of traffic mayhem, the center of the evil universe for the devil's traffic heaven. Why does the horned one really see the need to create traffic jams that happen when people just slow down at a curve on every single freeway in Los Angeles county? Why can't we just have one road that lets you travel at 65 mph without traffic, this I ask you. If there is a masters student out there looking to write a thesis and then win the nobel peace prize before the age of 35, may i recommend you solve LA's simple traffic question? And by solve, I mean eliminate the driving competition. And by eliminate, I mean food poisoning all the way! That makes it almost impossible to sit for a standard amount of time in a car!

And then there was the 8 pm Chinese New Year Spectacular. Now I have to say I love me some Chinese New Year. I celebrate it every year with my parents. We cook huge meals, act on our best behavior, and love each other like normal families do only on holidays! :) Anyhow, when I heard there was going to be a performance celebrating the coolness of the holiday, I said, I need to get me some of those tickets. So i did. And twisting the arms of my family to go to a Chinese Art Performance is no small task. I get these 4 tickets thinking every person in my immediate family, all of Chinese descent, would jump at the opportunity to see the arts of their homeland. Not so sherlock! Mom complains she gets sleepy by 7 pm. Sister could care less, after she heard slight rumors that there are FaLungGang overtures. Brother intelligently went out of town, and then there were two, my dad and I. So we had two extra tickets which we gave away to family friends and that was easy enough. But the adventure is just beginning.....

I have to continue this later though. I sleepy.