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I’ve got 60+ days left at my current job.

In September, I’m going to start working at the job  I left behind three years ago.  I’m going back to that job with a higher position, and a higher status..

I’m a lame duck at this lab now..

I gave my notice a few weeks ago.. the longest “two week notice” known to man.. I figured that I should give them fair warning.. so that I could let them know about the things that only I had be sent out of the lab to train for.. but now.. I’m just bored outta my mind..

The economy has affected our lab.. samples aren’t coming in as frequently.. I’m left in my specific rotation with nothing to do on some days.. it’s frustrating because I could be using that time to do important things like getting my school work done.. instead.. I’m sitting here.. twiddling my thumbs.. surfing the internet when I can.. but knowing I’ll get repremanded for it.. but who can blame me when there really is nothing to do?!

I wish that they were flexible enough to allow me to work on my school work while here on slow days.. but I get reprimanded.. whatever.. I’m so over the way they treat me like a second-class citizen here.. just because I’m the youngest.. relatively newest.. one here.. and I’m the one that’s been sent out to places to get training for certain things.. and I’m the one that gets the special projects from the other branch labs.. ugh.  Sorry I have a biotech degree.. sorry I work my ass off..

I’m ready for this move.. especially in light of all the budget crisis we are going through being a part of the University of California system.. reading the emails.. it’s pretty scary what they have in store.. especially for me.. since I have to pay for the rest of my MBA tuition out of pocket.. looks like I’m going to be getting out of here just in time!

God brings things into your life for a reason.. He presents you with scenarios.. and He knows that through His guidance you will pick the right one.. prayer and being open to God’s plan is something I’ve learned over time.. and I’ve learned to trust in the decisions I make because I know that God will be with me through it all.. and He won’t ever give me anything I cannot handle..

Yesterday, Michael Jackson died.  

He was 50 years old, and had three young children.

He was an icon of the 80’s.  I mentioned to my friends that he owned the 80’s.. but my friends were correct in stating that he WAS the 80s..

I have tapes of me, at 3 years old, singing songs like “Beat it” and “Billie Jean.”

I learned how to moon walk.. which I tried to do last night.. and well.. my knees aren’t what they used to be.. so.. it was more like a “moon limp.”

I learned to appreciate his talent at a young age.. sang all his songs.. felt passionate about the social issues he was passionate about..

It is an honor to grow up in the “era of Michael Jackson.”

His recent past doesn’t reflect the amount of talent he possessed.  Nor did it reflect the impact he had on music and dance today. 

Justin Timberlake, Usher, Chris Brown, and all the other young men with the cool dance moves wouldn’t be where they are today if they had not tried to emulate Michael Jackson at some point in their lives..

Many have tried.. and all have failed.. to reach the amount of success he has..

He will be missed.. his music.. and his legacy will live on..

And hopefully.. people can look past the controversy.. and see him for the talent he truly was..

Posts are getting to be few and far between.. never fear.. I’m always around.. and I promise not to let this blog fall on the wayside..

Anyway.. I am not going to write about the Jon and Kate announcement.. not yet.. I don’t have that much time right now..

Oh.. Farrah Fawcett died today.. but I’m not going to write about that either..  may she rest in peace.. and we all have the comfort of knowing she isn’t suffering anymore..

I’m not going to mention how glad I am that someone beat the crap outta Perez Hilton.. cuz he deserves.. ugh.. can’t stand that man!

This isn’t an entertainment blog.. haha..

Actually.. I’m not really sure what I am going to write about.. so let’s write about this:

All my life.. I have wanted to do something that would change the world.  I wanted to be someone that made a mark in history sometime in my life.  I wanted to be remembered for something great.  I wanted to save the world.. save the people.. save the whales.. save the planet.. save religion.. save anything needing to be saved..

I still want to do that.. of course I do.. I want to make a difference in someone’s lives.. I want to open their eyes to the joys of the world.. I want to let people know that there are still good people and good things in the world.. and not everything is about war and crime.. and drugs.. and darkness..

It’s such a broad spectrum that I have never really known where to begin.. there’s so much work to be done.. and not enough time..

I pray that one day.. God will give me the time.. and the strength to do whatever He has willed me to do.. I know my calling is to give.. give my time.. give my talent.. and my treasure (whenever possible).. to whatever He has called me to focus on.. God and I are still working on that.. there is so much to offer.. but there is so little time..

I’m aiming high.. knowing that one of these days.. weeks.. months.. years.. I will be given a gift to share to the world.. I will be given the gift of time.. to really try to make a difference.. and make my dreams and aspirations finally come true..

And if we can squeeze marriage and a family in there.. that would make life PERFECT!!

Once again.. I am drawn to make another post about the beloved Gosselin family.  Why?  Because I am (sorta) a fan of the show, and because it involves children and families, and those things are important to me..

According to TLC, next week’s episode of Jon and Kate Plus Eight is going to be a one-hour special that involves some sort of important family announcement made by Jon and Kate, themselves.  According to the promo, it’s a life-changing decision that will affect every member of the family. 

Well.. watch it here..

What I can’t stand is that this family is in major turmoil.  There is a lot of stuff going on that should be kept private and TLC and the Gosselin family are totally milking it for all its worth.  Granted, we, the viewers are eating it all up and watching it all and enabling this vicious cycle.  So, honestly, I can’t really be the voice of moral reason here.

I’m curious to see what the announcement is..

Is it divorce?  Is it separation? Is it councelling?

It can’t be ending the show.. Kate would hate for that to happen.  That’s how she makes her money.. how is she going to let the show end.. no.. Kate’s too selfish for that.

As much as I would love to see the show end.. it’s won’t.. at least I dont’ think it will.. and even if it does end.. that doesn’t mean the media and paparazzi will magically leave them alone.. ha!  They wish!

I’d hate for it to be divorce.  I’d hate for TLC to document and broadcast their lives as they go through a divorce.. if the announcement is.. in fact.. a divorce.  That’s just so sad.  The kids will be going through so much.. and to make it TLC’s cash cow.. that’s just sad! 

I know what I’m going to be doing Monday night at 9pm. 

And of course.. I’ll be suckered into another Gosselin blog post.. so.. stay tuned..

Because school has started up again, I have made this “resolution” to stop watching too much TV while studying.  It’s actually helped a lot and I have gotten a lot done than what I used to when the TV was on while I was doing work.  I was too distracted by the Jon and Kate re-runs and anything and everything that was on the Food channel..

I have found myself NOT watching TV again.. and well.. while it’s made me quite productive.. it’s made me feel less in-tune with pop culture.. especially since.. the TV that I DO watch when I’m done.. are the endless episodes of the Golden Girls on WEtv and the Hallmark Channel..

I did watch some TV on Monday.. they play two episodes of the Big Bang Theory on CBS.. they play one at 8pm.. then they shove How I Met Your Mother and Two And A Half Men in between another episode.  I dont mind, those are all pretty funny shows.  I still enjoy the re-runs of the Big Bang Theory.  Who would have thought that a bunch of physics geeks living across the hall from an aspiring actress would make for funny TV?

I guess it’s not too bad that I am on a TV-marathon-watching hiatus.. shows are on their summer hiatus now too.. so all it really is are a bunch of re-runs..

I think I may have to lift the TV-watching-while-homeworking ban once LOST comes back on.. the final season!  Oh boy.. can’t wait!

It makes the inner “couch potato” in me all giddy!!

Ok.. so I wasn’t planning on doing anything more with the whole “Jon and Kate Plus Eight” thing.. I said my piece.. and that was that..

Until.. I saw this..

I am not sure if Kate knew that there were camera’s rolling while they weren’t being interviewed.. and I’m sure she’s kicking herself in the head for not knowing about those cameras.

What is shown here is a blatant display of selfishness.. her daughter is begging her mother for something to drink because she is thirsty.. what does Kate do?  Ask for a bottle of water that SHE can drink HERSELF!!!

Wow.  When she first asked for the bottle of water, my obvious assumption was that she was going to give it to Mady to drink.  Isn’t that the “parental thing” to do?  Instead, she DRINKS the water IN FRONT OF her thirsty daughter..

Ok.. so she drinks out of the bottle first.. I thought she could redeem herself by handing the bottle to Mady right after.. and what does she do?  She puts it down beside her..

Wow.. then.. tired of the whining.. she half-assedly tries to look for the water.. and suddenly then stops because the interview is starting..

What’s wrong with Mady drinking water when the interview is starting.. is it a crime.. a fashion faux pas.. a “no-no” for Mady to have a water bottle with her as the interview started?

I always thought that.. even though she treated Jon like crap.. she cared for her kids.. that she loved them and was a mother just trying her hardest to handle eight kids..

Now I know that she is all about the camera..

Boo, Kate.. boo!

I think they should end this show already.. so many people are going to get hurt.. and so many people are hurting over this already..

End the madness..

I sing at my Church.  I am a member of the Filipino choir at the Church I am a parishoner in.  I’ve sung at the other Church in which I was a parishoner in too.

I started singing at my current Church when someone from that choir had heard me sing at the Cursillo retreat that I attended.

Am I making sense?  Probably not, but my brain is fried and I still felt the need to leave a blog entry.

I guess the point I am trying to make is that singing for the Church is very important to me.  Singing, according to one of the Saints.. I want to say St. Francis.. but I could be wrong.. anyway..

Singing, is like praying twice.. something to that effect.

Music has always, always, always been an important part of my life.  Starting out as a dancer.. then moving on to singing.. I’ve always had music in my life in some form.

From the time I was young, learning how to put a vinyl record in the player and turn it on.. I was singing and dance..

During my “teen angst” years.. I always identified to music to get me through my “moods..”

Growing up.. finding love.. and heartbreak.. music and lyrics have always comforted me..

Now.. growing spiritually.. I have found a new appreciation for music.. for song.. for songs of prayer.. for singing with the congregation.. for guiding the congregation in song.. it’s such a beautiful thing..

The older I get.. the more music is a part of my life.. and I know that it always will be..


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