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Meant to be
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Meet British Pete, my latest team member on a new assignment. We traveled to Texas two weeks ago and we're in Oregon this week - all for work of course. Aside from the fact that he's a momo and I'm not, or the fact that he probably thinks I'm a crazy senior to work for, I simply adore him. I'm telling you, it's somewhat creepy how compatible we are. Here's a list of reasons why I adore BP...

1) He doesn't drink or smoke. He did once have a creme brulee where the alcohol wasn't completely burned off and it made him loopy.
2) He's got an annual pass to Disneyland. When I asked what his favorite Disney movie was I totally guessed Lion King and he said "How'd you guess?!"
3) He loves Harry Potter, and since he's got the British accent, he can do the voices pretty well. And speaking of HP, you know how they had prefects for each Hogwarts house and a head boy? Well, he told me in England he was a prefect and a head boy, how adorable is that?
4) He's 30 (my new rule is to "date up") and he doesn't let anyone pressure him to get married even though he's got a million nieces and nephews.
5) He turned all red when I told him Holly said he was a hottie
6) He likes to eat pho (vietnamese noodle) for lunch and aside from the fact that i've never seen a white person eat this, he put his lime in his soup. I swear I thought I was the only one that did that.
7) He opened a can of cherry coke to which I said "you can't drink that, it has caffeine"... to which he shrugged and said "you can't always follow the rules"... what can I say? A girl can never resist a rebel.
8) We were talking about pretending to be food critics from Zagat next time we go to a fancy restaurant for dinner. I chose Patricia for my snobby food critic name, and when I said "How about your name?" we both blurted out ROBERT! And then silence. Because it was just creepy that we thought the same name.
9) He looked so triumphant when he won our little bet where he claimed Sandra Bullock starred in Demolition Man before Speed and I thought the opposite.
10) Did I tell you he's fluent in Korean too? It's cute.

I'll be back with more later.


posted by Daphne @ 1:38 PM   8 comments
I'm Stealing MM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Mwahahahahaha! And they lived happily ever after...

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Stephanie Meyers Tour Dates
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This is mostly for Mormishmom and Rowena, since I know you guys live nearby, but obviously if anyone else is interested you should definitely check it out. Got this from her website, which includes tour dates for other states like Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, etc.

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 6:30 p.m.DISCUSSION AND SIGNING

Borders — Torrance, CA3700 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 310/540-7000


Ticketed event held at Torrance High School Auditorium, 2200 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503. Ticket price includes $10 admission fee and one copy of The Host. Tickets are available at Borders Torrance (3700 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503; Phone: 310/540-7000) beginning on May 6th. Call Borders Torrance for event guidelines and details. Please do not call the event venue.

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Back from the Wedding!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Alright, I know y'all are asking about Holly's wedding and want to see pictures and hear stories and all that good stuff. I've been buried with work since I got back, so I promise to make up for it later in the weekend with a play-by-play account of the weekend. I just want to let you know I am back, still out of town on assignment, but back nevertheless. I had a great time at the wedding and congratulations again to the bride and groom!

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posted by Daphne @ 11:06 PM   1 comments
Someone please buy me this book!
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Okay I took this idea from my friend Natalie, but I seriously want to read this now.
He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. I've been reading excerpts from it online, and each scenario is both funny and eye opening to me. Before I share with you the big eye opener for me (since you probably didn't hit that link anyway)... I want to preface it by saying, this is the end of my pursuit of GB. I sent him a message and a week later, even though I know he's seen it, has not replied. And I'll admit... I was feeling embarrassed, sorry for myself and feeling like I won the biggest loser contest (no, not the weight loss one). But this passage has finally helped me get over it.

The "Maybe I Don't Want to Play Games" Excuse

Dear Greg,
This is dumb. I know you're not supposed to call guys, but I call guys all the time because I don't care! I don't want to play games. I do whatever I want! I've called guys tons of times. You're such a square, Greg. Why do you think we can't call guys and ask them out?

Dear Nikki,
Because we don't like it. Okay, some guys might like it, but they're just lazy. And who wants to go out with Lazy Guy? It's that simple. I didn't make the rules and I might not even agree with them. Please don't be mad at me, Nikki. I'm not advocating that women go back to the Stone Age. I just think you might want to be realistic in how capable you are of changing the primordial impulses that drive all of human nature.
Or maybe you're the chosen one.

Men, for the most part, like to pursue women. We like not knowing if we can catch you. We feel rewarded when we do. Especially when the chase is a long one. We know there was a sexual revolution. (We loved it.) We know women are capable of running governments, heading multinational corporations, and raising loving children — sometimes all at the same time. That, however, doesn't make men different.

Imagine right now that I'm leaping up and down and shaking my fist at the sky. I'm on my knees pleading with you. I'm saying this in a loud voice: "Please, if you can trust one thing I say in this book, let it be this: When it comes to men, deal with us as we are, not how you'd like us to be." I know it's an infuriating concept — that men like to chase and you have to let us chase you. I know. It's insulting. It's frustrating. It's unfortunately the truth. My belief is that if you have to be the aggressor, if you have to pursue, if you have to do the asking out, nine times out of ten, he's just not that into you. (And we want you to believe you're one of the nine, ladies!) I can't say it loud enough: You, the superfox reading this book, are worth asking out.

Well, it's obvious. Are you telling us that we have to just sit around and wait? I don't know about you, but I find that infuriating. I was brought up to believe that hard work and good planning are the keys to making your dreams come true. I spent my life making things happen for myself. I worked hard for my career, and was quite aggressive about it. I called people, made appointments, asked for favors. I took action. But now Greg is telling us that in this situation, we are supposed to do absolutely nothing. The guys get to pick. We're just supposed to put on our little dresses and do our hair and bat our eyes and hope they choose us. Why don't you just tie my corset too tight so I can faint in front of some man who'll scoop me out of the way just before the horse-drawn carriage runs over me? That'll get his attention.
Really, in this day and age, the hardest thing to do for many women, particularly me, is nothing. We like to scheme, make phone calls, have a plan. And I'm talking about more than just making sure our hair doesn't frizz. Most women who date, I would guess, don't have men throwing themselves at them every night of the week. Sometimes there's a long stretch during which nobody's asking us out. So when we see a guy that we feel might be a romantic possibility, it's even harder for us to take a backseat. That opportunity might not come back again for a long time.
But guess what: My way? Has sucked. Hasn't worked at all. I've never had a successful relationship with a guy that I've pursued. I'm sure there are many stories out there to the contrary. But for me, those guys end up getting back together with their ex-girlfriend, needing to take some time for themselves, or going out of town for business. Usually it doesn't even get that far. They usually just don't ever return my phone call. And let me tell you, that didn't make me feel very in control of anything.
Since I've been implementing Greg's handy-dandy "he's just not that into you" philosophy, I've been feeling surprisingly more powerful. Because if the men are asking you out, if the men have to get your attention, then you, in fact, are the one in control. There's no scheming and plotting. And there is something great about knowing that my only job is to be as happy as I can be about my life, and feel as good as I can about myself, and to lead as full and eventful a life as I can, so that it doesn't ever feel like I'm just waiting around for some guy to ask me out. And most importantly, it's good for us all to remember that we don't need to scheme and plot and beg to get someone to ask us out. We're fantastic.

And let's not forget that my last relationship, although it lasted for five years, in the end it failed... and now people are telling me after the fact that they always felt I loved Benny more than he loved me, because I was the pursuer back in college.

But wait now, let's throw in another variable into the equation. I'm really considering signing up for an online dating thing. No not myspace, sillies, I'm talking legit stuff. i.e. Match.com or eHarmony. Now is that still considered being an aggressor?

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