Thursday, September 29, 2005

Liz from A to Z

[A is for age:] 26

[B is for booze of choice:] Vodka or wine, its a tie

[C is for career:] mortgage finance. I failed Math and yet they let me play with numbers all day. Fools !

[D is for your dad's name:] Marc

[E is for essential items to bring to a party:] Appetizers

[F is for favorite song at the moment:] Let Him Fly by The Dixie Chicks.

[G is for favorite game:] Scrabble.

[H is for hometown:} Mountain View

[I is for instruments you play/ed:] Cello- sexy huh?.

[J is for jam or jelly you like:] Blackberry.

[K is for kids?] None, but some day, I plan on torturing Tiffy with my kids.

[L is for living arrangements:] Me and the Cat, Hellllooo Spinsterhood.

[M is for mom's name:] Peta

[N is for name of your crush:] So many to choose from......

[O is for overnight hospital stays:] Nope can't say that I have

[P is for phobias:] being alone

[Q is for Favorite quote:] When I am good, I am very good, but when I am bad, I am better- Mae West
[R is for relationship that lasted the longest] 2 years- its was ages ago, currently 4 months. Wooohoo Go Liz
[S is for sexual preference:] mmmmmmm, men...............drool

[T is for time you wake up:] 645 am

[U is for underwear:] boy shorts ( hipsters) or thongs.

[V is for vegetable you love:] beets!

[W is for worst habit:] Swearing, call me Sailor Liz

[X is for x-rays you've had:] My head for sinuses, teeth, but who hasn't had that one done.
[Y is for yummy food you make:] Manicotti,Fritatta,Butternut squash soups, Shish Kebabs. Thanks BestFriend Tiffy!
[Z is for zodiac sign:] Sagitarius

Friday, September 23, 2005

Am I asking to much?

And so the saga continues.............

Is it to much to ask that I get a little acknowledgment from the break up voicemail yesterday??

I admit I am somewhat of an emotional control freak. I need closure, acknowledgment, and if I had a crystal ball to give me a heads up that I was wasting time in a relationship, it'd be like xmas all over again. The emotional control freakness is only limited to romantic relationships. The other ones with family and friends are completely rewarding healthy relationships, that I find very fullfilling. But, and I hate to say this but I have been burned badly in the past and a lot of guys out there are DOGS!!!! Can't men come with signs , like advertisement boards, the list the pros and cons of there personality and then we can review and make our choice?? Now I know you are saying but that takes the fun out of getting to know people. But here is the truth, men like the chase and once you give them the time of day, you still have the upper hand, so they naturally are on their best behavior. All there nasty little personality flaws, habits, and truth self is hidden away. Now everyone has flaws and for most of us they add to our uniqueness. But for some people ( men in this particular little rant) ( no not all men) hide rather huge flaws that would make us not date them in the first place. Wow, can you tell I am the scorned woman today. I went way off the deep end, I seriously had no intention for the blog to end up as an I Hate Men-post. Ok off the soap box and back to what I was saying 500 words ago.

I am a little (not much) shocked that P.T. didn't call, text message, e-mail, send a note thru friendster, call my work, anything pretty much. He could have yelled at me, made excuses, something at least. I mean I broke up with his voicemail for god sake, not the method I wanted to use, but he left me no choice. Mind you what is he going to say, I am not sure I left anything up to discussion. But for my sake because I am feeling a little selfish, I wanted some acknowledgment. But really, he could barely do that thru our relationship, why would he start now......

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Let Me Say Good-Bye

I didn't realize that being 26, would still mean I am in High School. Don't worry I wasn't held back by 8 years. I promise.

But I referring to the emotional immaturity of the guy I just broke up with, well I actually broke up with his voice mail, which was a much more satisfying relationship then the one I was actually having with P.T ( Personal Trainer). Do I hear groans in the audience??? P.T and I went to HS together and briefly (like two dates) back 7 yeas ago. A freak chance made me run into his profile on friendship ( MySpace's red headed step child), and since I am always up for a good laugh, so I e-mailed him. I truly thought I wouldn't hear from him and that was it. What I didn't expect was this epic e-mail going on about how happy he was to hear from me, he apologized for being a moron before and would love to get together with me for coffee if I was up for it. Shock was the initial reaction and of course curiosity was close on its heels.

Needless to say coffee bloomed in to a quasi-relationship. I say quasi because we never saw each other. In the beginning, it was cool, I fit everything in to my life. I saw family, friends and P.T.. Life was good...... but things changed quickly. Whenever I found opportunities for him to meet my friends, something would always come up. He was ALWAYS busy, but of course he " missed me", but as time passed, him "missing me" wasn't enough. Do something about it for GOD'S SAKE. Also another very annoying tidbit, P.T. loved text messaging. He would not have verbal conversations, like the rest of the world. He wanted to text message everything. Can you imagine how aggravating it was to attempt to have a serious conversation via tiny little messages!!!!

So almost three weeks ago P.T. got sick and apparently when he gets sick he forgets all manners and the fact that he was dating someone. So the sweater unravels. I tried to be understanding at first, but about 1.5 weeks into it I had started thinking that maybe this wasn't it for me. I started to think about what I was going to say, how to be the bigger person and untangle myself graciously. I had it all planned out, all set and ready to go. The only other ingredient, P.T.. Its really hard to leave someone who won't call you back or talk to you at all. So I did what I had to, I broke up with his voicemail. I used I statements as to not offend the voicemail, seeing as it had always been there for me, it was reliable. And it went a little something like this: Hi P.T., its Liz ( in case he had forgotten who I was) Its obvious to me that this thing between us isn't working, so good luck and good bye. Sorry to have to leave you a message like this but I had no other choice seeing as we never talk or see each other, so good bye.

It isn't satisfying at all to break up with a voicemail. A little part of me wanted him to try, even a little to explain, make excuses, God, something. Anything at all. I wanted to know what happened, but don't we all when we break up with someone.

You see, he pursued me like no other man had. And I dug my heels in and resisted and resisted. I am a little bit of a jaded girl, I have a thing for emotionally unavailable men. So when P.T. came around and he was quite the charmer I resisted in true survivorist fashion, but even I am not that good. I succumbed to his charm. And when we were together it was GREAT!!!! But us being together was as often as getting together with the extended family for family holidays. The questions I have in my head will never be answered. Was I a conquest? And, what the *%$( happened?!?! But isn't the latter question a common one.

I am sorry for the randomness of this blog, but I can only say that it is how my mind feels right now. Lost, In the Dark, and a twinge of self doubt.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You'd like to your lover to think you are optimistic and happy.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is traditional. Without saying anything, both of you communicate with your hearts.

Your risk of cheating is low. Even if you're tempted, you'd try hard not to do it.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you don't need. You just feel like flirting around and playing right now.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Dr. Phil Test

I stole this from Tiff. Very Interesting!!!!

My score was 45.

1. When do you feel your best?

a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon and early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk...

a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you...

a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with..

a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...

a) big appreciated laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6 When you go to a party or social gathering you...

a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted... you........

a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?

a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are....

a) stretched out on your back
b) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...

a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant


1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b! ) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions, and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Things That Make Me Happy

I am sure you are shocked that this is a post after recent proclomations of Bitchfest 2005. But I figured that if I listed the things I am happy or thankful for, it might change my perspective. I am borrowing with idea from (Filanmonet), whom I regularly blogstalk but never comment. I'm Shy :D.
Here we go:

1. My friends and there infinite supply of patience.
2. My home ( Its been my top accomplishment to date)
3. The Fall Lineup on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX.
4. The Ability to walk to Downtown from my place.
5. Get Fuzzy comic strip
6. Ketchup
7. The sound of rain
8. My Tivo - the best boyfriend ever :) Hello Spinsterhood
9. Stila and Sephora- Thank you Make-up GODS!
10. My big red couch- comfy for relaxing, sleeping and other things ( heehee)
11. A secure job ( not always peaches and cream but a good solid job)
12. My ever adorable nephews, they are two cute for words:

13. My shoes - All 50 pairs of them.
14. Coffee- without you mornings wouldn't be the same.
15. Good Blogs to read

Ok, thats it for now. I know there are more, but have reached a writing block.


Ok I was kidding, you are going to be subjected to a little bit of a rant. Nothing major, no need to avert eyes for fear of turning in to stone. :)

So Michele, Cate and I went to the Art and Wine Festival this weekend. Its the one of the last ones of the season and one of the biggest. At least to us locals. Now the main street which the festival is located on is a wide street when the tents are not present, but with the tents the like FanTan Alley in Victoria, BC. If you have never seen said alley, its barely wide enough for a bicyclist to get thru on his bike. So there are throngs of people at the festival and why not, they all want to get their chance to buy some truly hideous things. Its like the open air market of QVC- Home Shopping Network. Don't get me wrong some truly talented people have there art, jewelry and other things there, but I would at least 50% is attic worthy. Anyway I mentally wandered there for a moment. You are getting the picture that with narrow walkways and tons of people, it gets a little cramped. And then you add booze on top of it all. Now you have staggering drunk crowds with the ability to buy crap. Or just stop walking right in front of you because the pink feathered hat that is perfect for tea, catches their eye. We are talking Pink Flamingo pink. The Girls and I barely got two blocks in to the festival when we had have enough, no more drunk staggering irritating people. I mean there wasn't anything we needed that badly. It probably saved us a lot of money in the long run too. The one thing I did buy, was the beer glass, this year it wasn't the measly tiny one that they usually mass produce. This year it was a pilsner glass. This is funny on two counts 1) I don't drink beer, don't like it, I am not about to change my mind. 2)The volunteers that were selling the glasses couldn't for the life of them figure out why I didn't want the tickets to have the alcohol to go with the glass. And apparently as I walked away Michele informed me that the volunteers kind of stared at me and shrugged. I thought it was amusing.

Anyway, I toned down the rant a little. Enjoy!

Joining the Masses in Apologies

As I heckle TheBestFriend Tiff- I realize I really have no place. Its been ages, eons practically since I have had anything good to write. But treat it like a blessing in disguise, because if I did blog, you'd all be stuck with bitchy rants and I mean Queen-sized verbal torture. So, you are welcome. I promise to continue blogging when the Inner Wicked Witch is crushed by a house or melted with water.

You'll thank me later, I swear.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Fresh Choice-The Circus Is In Town

I don't know if anyone has been to Fresh Choice lately but if you have any cravings to go I strongly advise go after 8 pm. If you choose to not heed my warning this is what you may run into is this three ring circus:
1. As I am waiting for Mary and Michele to return from a trip to the dessert bar, I decided to participate in to some quality people watching. Lazily I was glancing around and from behind me I hear the following: "I LOVE CHEESE...........", I turn to see the little kid strangling his brother, professing his love for cheese. I am glad to see that the child is passionate about dairy but to go to the lengths of strangling his brother over his position on cheese. Wow, talk about devotion.
2. Did you know that the Fresh Choice is now the new Birthday destination???? A chorus of Happy Birthday breaks out over the partition, hoots and hollers, the whole nine yards. Do you think they give you a free dessert from the dessert bar?? Oh wait, you've already paid for everything. DO they give you a free candle? LOL, as you can see I am a little baffled about it.
3.So, you know how Fresh Choice is a full salad bar, pasta, soup..... has a little of everything right. Then its perfectly normal for the restaurant to be full service for all ages, including the little ones. However I didn't realize that they had a breast feeding bar. I kid you not, a women settles in to a booth with her children of the non breast feeding age and her husband, and whips out a tit ( ok I couldn't see it, but from previously scaring incidents I know the motions) and proceeds to let the child have their own full service food bar.
4.When has it become appropriate to let children run wild and obnoxiously thru a restaurant, like its a McDonald's Play Ground. When I was young, it was abundantly clear from my parents that if I didn't sit and behave at a restaurant, I wouldn't want to live to see the next day. But Kiddie Play Ground aka Fresh Choice, is filled to the brim little monsters running and screaming thru the restaurant and the parents look on like its completely normal behavior. And when you look at them ( ok my eyebrow may have been raised in annoyance.), they look back at you like its you with the problem. I'm sorry, I forgot I paid to hear screaming kids while I have dinner. Its the new Dinner Theater of the 21st century.
5.This one is short but sweet. Now we know that Fresh Choice is all you can eat, which means that if you want more, you can go back and get it. No one is going to slap your hands and tell you NO. So when these guys walk by with soup bowls ( three times larger than the designated dessert dishes) filled , practically over flowing with Soft serve ice cream, I couldn't help but chuckle.
6. And last but not least "The Haircut", from the angle I was looking at this girl's hair I swear its like she took a weed whacker to her head. Part of it was up in a clip, but this large chunk, ok it was half of her hair on the right side, hung down to chin level. I was dying to know why the hell her hair looked like that. The best we could figure was that her hair was layered (oddly, in my opinion) so it looked like she had a bob but with a long chunk in the middle that she wore up in a clip. Can't say that the fashion police is going to let this one go.

Ah, I love people watching.


Seven things I plan to do before I die:
1. Travel around the world ( Europe, Africa, Asia)
2. Become a Make Up Artist
3. Own my own make up company (with the help of Michele)
4. Own a vacation home on an Island
5. Be financially stable and comfortable
6. Move to Seattle
7. Write a book about my dating adventures

Seven things I can do:
1. Make my friends smile
2. Be supportive in peoples time of need
3. Help Tiff Put together a fantastic party
4. Do great make up on myself and someone else
5. laugh at myself
6. Stand up for myself
7. Be creative

Seven things I cannot do:
1. Snowboard
2. Stay inside on a summer day
3. Run a Marathon (bad knees)
4. Drive within the speed limit
5. Go without a shower for longer than one day
6. Keep my over active imagination reined in
7. Master the art of cooking rice

Seven things that attract me to the opposite sex:
1. Smile
2. Eyes
3. Sense of humor
4. Open and Honest
5. Hands
6. Confident
7. Hold great conversation

Seven things I say most often:
1. Riiiiiighhtt
2. Pretty much any cuss word, I am trying to subsitute with effing
3. Sweetpea- when I am talking to a friend
4. "Are you Kidding me"
5. "Seriously"
6. " Hello, Liz Park's office- when answering the phone.
7. " Apparently"

Seven celebrity crushes:
1. Vin Diesel
2. Ryan Gosling (The Notebook)
3. Gabriel Macht
4. Collin Farrel
5. Hugh Jackman
6. Will Smith
7. Paul Bettany
Seven people I'm tagging:
1. I can't tag anyone Tiff took them all. :P