Thursday, September 29, 2011

last man standing.

I fall and I rise with the fire still in my eyes.
My scars and my know I will survive!!!

people help the people.

Her voice, it is incredible.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


You're too old for fairy tales.
It is what it is.
To wish for asking or too much.


Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss

if i had a gun.

My new favorite jam.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Age will eventually catch up.
I need to accept it.
My body will no longer allow me to do the things I want.

the maze runner.

I'm supposed to be grading papers & planning lessons
but I can't seem to put this book down!!!
It's a tad bit disturbing but exciting nonetheless.
Rosalyn, it's violent enough for you to enjoy it.

mr. know it all.

I've missed Kelly Clarkson.
Glad to have her back.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


It's good to know.
There's no turning back now.


Read my lips!!
NO means NO!!!

weekend wrap-up.

Yes..that is a huge dungeness crab!!!!
 Tommy found himself a new drinking buddy!!
Thanks Mary for coming out and keeping us entertained!!
 As you can see, 
the husband was in a hugging kinda mood!!!
Hey it's the old football crew!!!
It's good to see my old buddy Jimmy again!!!
Photobooth!!!!!!! Say cheese!!!
 The husband celebrated a little bit too much.
In his drunken stupor,
he demanded a full pedicure from 11:45 pm!!
Hmm...which one smells better?????

The weekend is over...already???
Someone stop the time please, I can't seem to catch up!!
Congrats to Maria and Jon-Jon!!
We totally had a blast at their wedding.
We caught up with old friends and met some new ones!!
Please no one else get married..
my wallet and my liver can't take it!!!

dead hearts.

They had lights in their eyes...

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Watch your step.
You don't know a thing about me.

not an option.

You will not fail.
I won't allow it.

get it done.

Less talk.
More action.

just is.

The words she taught me are the shapes I see:
because she spoke the sun, it came to be.
-Rhina P. Espaillat

Teaching, it's who I really am.
It's the one thing I know how to do right...
The only thing I'm really good at.
For 185 days, I have my students.
I love them even when I hate them.
And that....I wouldn't change, not even on a bad day.

don't forget.

All the just a lesson that we've learned.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

help me.

No, I can't come out to play today....
Or tomorrow....or the day after next....or never!!!!!!
Unless you can give me extra hours in the day, please go away!
I have so much work to do and I'm so TIRED!!!
What???? REMY? Where?? Ok, I'll see you there!!

think buddy, think.

Wise men speak because they have something to say.
Fools do so because they have to say something.

Take a good look first......then you may speak.

my love.

she has such a distinctive voice.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

on your own.

I hardly ever care when you make a mess.
This time've outdone yourself.
You're gonna have to fix it without anyone's help.

weekend wrap-up.

Rosie and Annie still standing 
but only barely.
The birthday girl knocked out!
No worries, Van left her some nice art work!!
 Umm, that's not even his funny face either!!
Hey, wait a minute we're not ready!!!
I didn't get to draft my fantasy football team this year
but I refuse to lose.
So, fantasy football gods, 
please let the scores stay this way.
Books and K-dramas? Be still my heart.
Thanks guys for all my favorite  things!

This weekend flew by incredibly fast.
It's already Sunday night and I still haven't gotten anything done.
The husband had a little bit too much fun yesterday 
and is currently still recovering.
 He apparently didn't get the memo, 
it was Rosie's birthday party and not his!!!
Another week ahead of us....
I guess.....I better get ready for it!!

it girl.

love the intro.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

just a thought.

Don't even think about it.
Walk away now.
A leopard does not change it's spots.
Get a dog....
At least a dog will listen.


Happy Birthday Punk!!
Thanks for being alive!!

without you.

"Who really talks like that?
If I said half that crap to you,
you would punch me in the face already.
Yet, there you are...singing along to it"

dynamic duo.

For my birthday, Duy & Thanh took me out to eat dinner!!
Let's just say they are too cute!!!
You guys are the best....
Oh, their parents aren't too bad either!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

not likely.

Keep going. Further. NO FURTHER. Just keep going.
Don't worry, I'll tell you when to stop.
Continue on. Yes, I'm most sure. You should go even further.
Trust me. You're still a little too close.
Maybe when you're far enough, 
I'll start to actually miss you a little.

at odds.

Hilarious. No, not really.
Let's do everyone a favor and just agree to disagree!

thank you.

Cause that's how we roll, connected at the soul.

Teanuh's favorite jam.
She listens to it while she mean mugs the world.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

brighter days ahead.

That probably feels like it's not the wisest thing to do
but it was definitely the best decision for you.
You'll feel much better now...
to have gotten it off your chest.

weekend wrapup.

 Tien came into town to celebrate my birthday this weekend.
He finally met Cuong.
And Cuong introduced my poor buddy 
to some of his favorite drinks.
Man down!!!!! 
Poor Tien, it was only 12:15 too!!!
Tsk..tsk..tsk, this young-un still has much to learn.
You don't come to Dallas and talk trash to the elders.
Yes, that's right.
It's my birthday and that's how I roll!!
When I party, I party hard!!!!
Tien & Andrea brought me pie from Houston!!
Umm...what happened to the other half yo?????
No vase? No problem!!!!
That's what the water pitcher is for...says the husband.
How classy!!!!
What?? Me and Se7en hooking totally could happen!!
Thanks LVK for giving me something to smile about!!

I don't like celebrating my birthday since it's on September 11,
but the kids made the drive up here from Houston anyway.
I made them work a photo session and didn't even party with them.
What good sports they are!!! 
They went out and sent me pictures as the night progressed.
Let's just say...I missed out!! 
But it's ok....I got to see the aftermath and that was just as fun!!

truly proud.

Never Forgotten.
Forever Grateful.

Love it. Short, poignant and so true.
There's so many things to say but not nearly enough words to say it all.
After September 11, for the longest time,
 I couldn't listen to the Star Spangled banner without getting choked up.
Land of the Free and Home of the Brave
was something so many of us Americans have taken for granted.
That fateful day taught me how little I knew about the world outside my own.
But it also reinforced my faith in America, it's freedom, and liberty.
I'm proud to be able to live in this country.

not even close.

Tony: OMG..OMG...I can't believe this. I got so close!!!
Me: For real, how many numbers did you get?
Tony: Man, I got one!!!

*Sometimes, I wonder about that kid.
Perhaps I whacked him one too many times when we were younger.

wish you were here.

It's been awhile since I've last heard an Avril Lavigne song.
I like it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

friday. have arrived. YAY!!!
This has been the longest week of my life.
Ok, maybe not the longest but pretty close to it.
I'm extremely glad to see the weekend finally in sight.
Also, Andrea and Tien are coming into town.
It's going to be good to see them again
I can't believe how much I kinda miss my old roomie =D
Have a great weekend everyone.


Sometimes I want to pull my hair out,
and other times I want to scream.
 I don't though because those are the choices I've made.
You may find it frustrating and at times I will too. won't hear me complain
Once I've made a decision,
I'd like to see it through.


such sobering lyrics.

say it ain't so.

Peyton Manning...out the whole season? What am I going to do? 
I'm just so use to seeing him on the football field.  
Sunday's are not going to be the same without him.
To think I was excited about the football season. So sad, I am.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

for real.

There you go again....searching.
Trust me, the moment you stop, it'll show up.


Brian Joo recently released the acoustic version of this song.
It's equally just as good but I'm afraid I'm partial to this version.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

don't make it worse.

I'm pretty sure if you continue to only look for the bad
then you will most likely only find the bad.
Ease up friend.

falling in love. do they love each other or what?
They seem a little slap happy to me so I'm a bit confused.
But hey....I do like the song though.

Monday, September 5, 2011

listen well.

Must I remind you again??????
Close mouths don't get fed.
If you want better speak up.

weekend wrap up!!

GEAUX LSU!! Invasion of the TIGERS!!!
Those Louisianans sure know how to support their team!!
Congrats to Ann & Nhat!!!
She was more than lovely and Nhat only cried twice!!
With Yen's help,
Rosie tried her hand at photography.
Unfortunately for her....
she was stuck with me as a model.
The ladies had too much fun at the wedding!!
Awww, it's Quoc! 
Too bad he can't stay like this forever.

It's been a hectic weekend and it's actually still not over yet!!
With the LSU vs OREGON game being played at the Cowboy Stadium,
DFW was invaded with devoted LSU fans.
The cousins came into town sporting their purple & gold pride.
With the husband away, the ladies were my escorts to Ann & Nhat's wedding.
We had a blast!! Thanks Mai for taking care of us...
I knew you were good for something!
Also, thank you Yen for being a great sport and taking pictures for the fashion blog.
It's not easy when the subject is sporting a massive headache and 
can't listen, pose or smile correctly!!
It's a good thing we get another day off....more time to recover!!