Taking things a day at a time

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Three fourteen inch pancakes!!

I am so exhausted today for some bizarre reason. It's not as if I did anything different or more strenuous. School and work, that's about it. But I can barely keep my eyes open while typing out this entry. But, knowing me, I'll probably continue and finish this.

Song of the day: "Addicted" by Simple Plan

My title comes from a menu choice at Mac 24-7's, located in Waikiki, HI. Apparently tomorrow I'm gonna go with my friend Tiana. The restaurant was featured on Man vs. Food, a show on the Travel Channel. I'd never watched it before, but when Tiana sent me a text about it, and how much she was now craving pancakes, I came home from work last night and was lucky enough to catch the rerun of that episode. I'm kinda excited to go tomorrow. I never go to Waikiki (for several reasons) but hopefully tomorrow will be fun. And the food will be good.

I'd be so awful at any kind of eating contest. Mostly because I eat SOOOOO SLOW! Just ask anyone from Linfield. :P Yeah, I know, I was always the last one to finish, but I swear, everyone else just inhaled their food! That's probably why I get full faster, which is good? Maybe, I don't know.

And since I mentioned Linfield...Sunders text me to today and said that you guys have already collected money for my visit??? Is this true or is he just bullshitting me? He said close to around two hundred. And that just seems...unbelievable. I mean, is what he said legit??

Far Away Places Friday:

This week, I bring you to you Palau. Palau is located in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of the Philippines. It's one of those remote "tropical" island places. And, it's not technically an island; it's a bunch of little, tiny blurps of land that make up the entirety of Palau. And just check out the water:


Oh, but before I go, I need to say that yesterday Sean-Joseph and I went to a poetry slam at LCC. Long story short: the slams weren't really good. I think one or two of them were decent. Not great, but decent. Mediocre. There were six poets, one was the MC, this Roxy-surfer-model-look-a-like-chick that didn't really count, then five dudes. DUDES! Not a single girl. I was upset about that. Then out of the six poems, one was about fishing/learning life lessons/growing up, one was about God, and the other four were about sex. I was super peeved about that. Me, Sean-Joseph and Pat were all annoyed that it was as if there weren't any other topics to write about other than sex.

SO. Sean-Joseph and I decided next month we are gonna perform and REPRESENT. Or at least I am, I've decided, I'm gonna slam for the first time. :) And I'll be kickass. I promise.


Blogger Alessa said...

So, I just found out... like last night, that Ben's folks had won this trip to Waikiki... and they are giving it to us for our honeymoon... Are you close to Waikiki? Because if you are I want to see you next summer! I miss your face.

Speaking of missing your face... unfortunately, I think Matt is not telling the whole truth. I told him I wanted to help pay and I haven't heard anything. But, I really do want you to come visit so I am pretty sure we will all get together and try to do something like this but it will actually happen and it won't just be Matt being a jerk. But I am going to double check on this today and let you know.

Oooh about the Pancakes... that's pretty cool! I like man vs. food. It's a pretty cool show. They did Portland once.

September 11, 2009 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Alessa said...

Oh, I forgot... about the themed blog... mine isn't an everyday thing... probably only once in awhile. I have a hard time thinking of the themes. So, mostly it's just you and Jamika doing themed blogs. I just wanted to try it out. I don't think I blog enough to do a themed one all the time.

September 11, 2009 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger J. Cordelia said...

I hate when I get tired for no apparent reason. Laaaame.

I like your song of the day. It reminds me of middle school. My little brother and cousin would laugh when I played it because they thought it'd be funny if the CD started skipping and kept repeating, "I'm adic, dic, dic, dic, dic..." and so on. They're nerds and still laugh about it to this day.

I think Matt means he has people who are for sure going to give money and told him an amount they'd give. I know that Steven, Matt and myself are all pitching in, so that's probably near $100 if not a tiny bit more. So, there's that. I think he hasn't collected any money though.

Palau looks awesome. I love white sandy beaches and suuuuper blue water :) Let's run away and live like bandits in Palau! It's an idea, just think about it and have your people get back to mine.

I think that's AWESOME that you're going to slam. I think when people write about sex it's because they haven't experienced anything real. Like real lows, you know? Hard times. But also real highs. Or it could be because they're just afraid to speak what's really inspires them to write. They're thinking too much about what the listener is going to think of them, instead of what they'll think of themselves after they perform an uninspired piece. The listener is going to have a thoughts no matter what the subject, but they'll respect you more if you're honest and passionate. I think a lot of writers don't understand that, or they do and haven't reached a level where they're ready to put themselves out there. I never feel more insecure than when I read a piece aloud (or have someone read a piece) for the first time. But getting feedback (negative and positive) is definitely my favorite part of writing.

That was a long ramble, haha. But, I'm sure you understand where I'm coming from.

September 11, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Bryan said...

whoa Zaida that's so cool! I've never been to a poetry slam, but I've always wanted to go to one! you'll do a great job, since you're an awesome writer and all :) That wasn't sarcasm by the way haha

If Sunderland is just being a jerk about this whole Zaida fund thing, I will fly to Oregon just to cut him. I'll carve your name in his forehead haha

September 11, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

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