Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mexican Food for lunch...Fajita Fiesta

Having worked at a restaurant, I am usually a little more lenient with the waiter when the restaurant is packed and they have a lot of tables. When it is the other way around, not so much.

Today at lunch, I ate at Fajita Fiesta with my mom, dad, and sister. What could be better than Mexican food for lunch on a Tuesday? In an hour, I would soon find out.

The restaurant was practically empty, even during the lunch time rush. It took 10 minutes for somebody to come greet us, give us chips and salsa and get us drinks. We ordered our food, and it took 25 minutes to get it. At that, mine and my dad's food was wrong. Overall, the food wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible. And our drinks were empty most of the time.

By the time we were done with our meal, we were all extremely frustrated. I think it is going to be a very long time before I go to Fajita Fiesta again, that is, if I ever do go back. I think I may just stick to Sal's...can't beat what tastes good and what you know.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I saw the movie Wall-e for the first time in San Francisco while Blake and I waited to pick up my friend Jenn from DC at the airport. My father got the dvd for my mom for her birthday on Tuesday.

I love this movie. The characters come alive and I actually feel an emotional connection to them, and I don't usually feel an emotional connection to humans in movies. There are many themes/lessons you can take from this movie.

The one lesson I want to take away from this movie is:

I never want to be so focused on my "mission", my life, that I don't see that which is most important in life...people, relationships.

Eve was so focused on accomplishing her task, her directive, her mission. And she oversaw Wall-e in the beginning. But as time goes on, she warms up to his unique personality. And although Eve shuts down when she sees the plant, becuase her "directive" is accomplished, Wall-e still takes care of her, provides for her, and makes sure nothing happens to her.

Think of what Eve would have missed out on if she had never realized what was right in front of her face.

Date Night! Five and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Blake and I went on our first "nice" date since we have been back from Oahu. Sure, we have been out, but nothing where it was just the two of us and we got to dress up. Blake went to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra last year (he didn't take me...I bet he wish he would have now, who knows, we may have started dating sooner :) haha). Blake loved the Trans-Siberian Orchestra last year, and he wanted to share it with me.

We had such a great time together. I hope that couples have as much fun as Blake and I do together!

So here I am to share with you the steps to a perfect date:

1. Fiance purchases tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
2. Fiance suggests having dinner at a nice restaurant neither of us have been to.
3. Fiance gives girl the tickets when they arrive in the mail so they aren't left at home.
4. Day of date, fiance is in town for work instead of Tulare (bonus!)
5. Fiance shows up at door clean shaven with nice clothes on (and smelling pretty good if I say so myself).
6. Fiance opens all doors (he always does this)
7. Fiance tells girl how beautiful she is and how lucky he is.
8. Conversation at dinner is stimulating and fun...laughter is key.
9. Arrive at concert just as it begins.
10. Sit and enjoy an amazing concert together!

Click on the link below to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra playing Joy to the World. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Elections and Jesus

Elections are funny. Especially presidential elections. They bring out something in people that doesn't come out but every 4 years. These people could care less about politics 99% of the time.

When we elect a President, we aren't electing a dictator, a supreme ruler. The United States political system is set up with checks and balances. So even though one candidate may "promise" certain things, there is no guarantee that those promises will come to fruition.

Although I am an American, I am first and foremost a citizen in the Kingdom of God. My citizenship is in heaven. I am a child of God. And the God I serve is sovereign. He is all knowing. He knew who was going to be elected President tonight. He knows who will be elected in 2016. And the promises that my King tells me, well, I have no doubt that they will be kept. And I know my God really does care about injustice.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Master

Last Monday night, Blake and I carved pumpkins. I LOVE carving pumpkins. I am not sure why. I think that I like making a big ol' mess when I clean out it out. Every year growing up, we carved pumpkins. I discovered a new love for pumpkin carving my junior year of college. I have had many years of pumpkin carving experience. Blake, on the other hand, has not. Prior to Monday night, he had only carved one pumpkin....I could hardly believe it. (Blake had his first banana split a couple of weeks too...its like I am opening up a whole new world for him!)
After we scrapped all the goop out of the inside of the pumpkin, Blake was finished carving his pumpkin in about 3 minutes...I had just started the carving out the eyes when Blake was done.

Politics and Elections

I love politics...I love reading about what is going on...I love talking to people about politics...

What is that saying...you should never talk about religion and politics. Well, I normally talk about both of those.

As much as I love politics, I think I am sick of politicians, and I guess even politics. I am sitting here watching tv, and every commercial break has at least 2 proposition/political ads. It doesn't help that the candidates have been campaigning for two years for president.

I just want it all to be over.