Monday, February 16, 2009

I like to Wii Fit

I'm not the biggest fan of exercise. I'll take a walk when I feel like it. I usually go up to the grocery store or to the Starbucks by my house.

I try to do the Wii Fit everyday. I usually start with my body test so I can bummed out about my BMI (which I don't actually thinks means anything). Then I do boxing. Today I decided I'm going to at least one exercise from each category (Aerobics, Balance, Strength and Yoga). I don't know if it's working but it makes me feel better about spending most of my time inside these days.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


At lunch today the discussion was what one would do if they won the lottery. It's pretty cut and dry what I would do and very little has changed about my answer in the past 5 or 6 years. Without ado here's the list:

  • Buy a house in the same neighborhood my apartment now is in. I honestly think I'd be quite happy in a small single level craftsman style home. I like them.
  • Pay off my bills: car, student loans and credit card (then destoy it).
  • Pay off my parents houses. My mom's house in Northern Cal and my dad and stepmom's three properties here in Southern Cal.
  • Pay off the loans my mom took out to pay for my going to USF.
  • Pay off their car loans and/or get them newer/better cars than they have now.
  • Either buy or lease a space to open a bakery and coffee shop.
  • Send my parents on vacation to wherever they want to go.
  • Take a vacation to Greece for who knows how long.
  • Give my dad and stepmom enough money for my brother's college tuition and room and board. That way they won't have to worry about it.

Essentially, I want to make my life as well as my family's lives easier. If I had a husband then his wants would be satisfied and we would take care of his parents and siblings also. It is my belief that all people should be able to pursue their bliss if given the option. I would want to do whatever I could to make this possible for my loved ones.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A word of advice from my dad

My dad often gives me the weirdest advice. My favorite was when I was mad at someone for doing something I didn't like. I told my dad about it and he says to me, "When people are treating me like shit, you know what I do? I say 'Aw, fuck 'em'." Another thing he once told me was, "Eh, piss on 'em." Those two statements pretty much sum my dad up. He's a nice guy and he hates when people take advantage of that. I can't say I blame him.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Things I do

There are a lot of things I do that cause me very little shame:

  • I watch American Idol and America's Next Top Model. I didn't start doing either one of these things until I moved back to Southern California and into my dad's house. My stepmom is a big fan of both shows and I started watching with her. I'm now hooked and I'm glad that when I go visit them this weekend, I'll get to chat with her and my step-aunt about this week's episode. (That is, if they had time to watch. If not I'll make them sit down and watch.) Also our old neighbor does the back-up vocals for Hollywood Week.
  • I listen to country music. I enjoy it. I listen to Go Country every morning on the way to work. I think that Shawn Parr is funny. I'm a big fan of music you can sing along with and country satisfies that need.
  • I sometimes talk to myself when I'm out shopping in the grocery store or Target. It's just something that happens.
  • I also talk to strangers in line at the grocery store or Target. This is something my mom does. I used to think it was annoying. Now I do it all the time. I'll just start talking to people. It may be about something they are buying or really anything. I'm a talker. My mom is a talker. Hell, my dad is the King of the Talkers.
  • I trip over things that just aren't there. On Sunday I was walking into the kitchen and my right foot slipped forward and I came crashing down on my left knee. It now has a bruise. I've hurt myself the three out the four last weekends. First, I sliced into my thumb causing the geyser of blood. Second, I burned my hand bad enough to warrant a blister. The knee was number three and it was in all honesty the mildest since it didn't start hurting until last night.
  • I watch Gossip Girl, 90210 and Privileged. Yes, they are aimed at the 13-16 set but I don't care. They don't require that I pay a whole lot of attention and I think my need to watch Heroes and Law & Order more than makes up for it.
I think that's it. There are probably more but I can't think of them or I'm not willing to share them with the internet at large.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


For some reason, everyone I'm close to in my family calls me Brynnie. The story goes that when I was little and at my Aunt Lucille's house, I was majorly grumpy. (Not surprising, I've spent most of my life being grumpy.) I guess she started calling me Brynnie Poo Poo Head. When I turned 18 she said she was going to stop. She didn't and I don't really care. I find it rather endearing. I guess it's just one of those things.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sidekick Brynne to the rescue!

I generally consider myself the witty sidekick. This is mostly due to the fact that I am a witty sidekick. I'm the friend that is mostly cynical and beyond honest. Sometimes it's just a matter of telling my friend's to take the step forward. I like to be the voice of reason and the voice of crazy. It works for me.

A Dear John Letter

Dear Sushi,
I had really hoped our reconciliation would go well. The problem is that I really want to be with you but my body says "No!" I wish that we could at least be friends but I think I can only be friends with the non-fish part of you. Rice, avocado, cucumber, seaweed we can still be pals and I can enjoy you to my little vegetarian heart's content. But fish... I have to let you go. It hurts my heart but mostly it makes my stomach and digestive system feel better to know that you'll be gone for all days. Hopefully, in the future we can become friends again. But for now just know: it's not you, it's me.