Tweeting Away

My Life in 30 Minutes

So it goes, that crazy is the forecast all week.

*On Monday I found myself taking a vow against impulse shopping and retail therapy. What led me to such drastic measures? I moved out.

As this entry is supposed to take me only thirty minutes, I'll save the details for another time.

*I got a call yesterday from my host company, asking me to drop by their office tomorrow for an orientation. Work officially starts on June 5th. Short-term goal: avoid corporate suicide.

Pray I don't seriously mess up or horrendously embarrass myself and henceforth die of shame.

*Blog makeover! I call this one Chocolate, thanks to Mabelle's keen observation. This one's for you biatch.

*Currently reading: Nick Hornby's A Long Way Down, about the chance encounter of four individuals with almost nothing in common except for a shared purpose on New Year's Eve. Here's a sneak peek:


"Oscar Wilde once said that one's real life is often the life one does not lead. Well, f***ing right on, Oscar. My real life was full of headlining shows at Wembley and Madison Square Garden and Platinum records, and Grammies, and that wasn't the life I was leading, which is maybe why I felt like I could throw it away. The life I was leading didn't let me be, I don't know...be who I thought I was. It didn't even let me stand up properly."


It's a bit depressing, but it's by Nick Hornby so it's still quite funny. Not laugh out loud funny, exactly. See, reading a Hornby is like listening to a semi-interesting aquaintance who's casually chatting about random stuff you only half care about. But in the midst of all the babble, he surprises you by saying something rather profound, which strikes you really hard, and all at once you're taken aback. The incident then leaves you in awe and with newfound respect for the guy.

Before this becomes a haphazardly written book review, on to my next point...

*Currently listening to: this slower, sweeter version of I Melt With You by Nouvelle Vague. I love this song, whatever form it's taken - a testament to my being a kid of the 80's (sort of).

Sheridan's One in a Million is also under heavy rotation - real sweet this one, especially the part that goes "I'm just a little bit scared, just a little bit weak in the knees, just a little lucky that I got you here with me".

The summer playlists will have to wait another year as some rainy day music takes over my iTunes for now.

*Quotable quote:

"There's an upside to free falling: it's the chance you give your friends to catch you."
- Grey's Anatomy


*Finally, my laptop's gotten a new lease on life. The LCD's completely hopeless, which means I have to use an external monitor, and the only one I could find at home is the one from my crummy old desktop. Luckily it still works, so now it looks like my laptop's on life support. It still breaks my heart a bit.



Thirty minutes over - 'till next time.

8 comments:

tracy (dlsl, bb42) said...

hey daene! wassup gurl? i read ung recent blogs. man.. your writing is still as impressive as ever! :) it seems you really enjoyed your college life. hehe, ayus yan. good luck on your work/ojt! miss yah :)

NADINE said...

DAENIE MAE... OMIGOD, YOU KNOW THAT GUY I'VE BEEN EYEING FOR AGES? THE ROCKER DUDE WHO LOOKS LIKE BRANDON BOYD AND SMOKES A LOT BY THE (OF ALL PLACES) UA&P CREEK? ANYWAY, WE'RE FRIENDS NOW AND HE'S JUST FINISHED READING THAT NICK HORNBY BOOK. HE PRACTICALLY TOLD ME THE STORY HAHA ANYWAY I MISS YOU

Daene said...

hey tracy! wow, this is a nice surprise. thanks! how are you na? working? good luck din with everything! thanks again!:)

Daene said...

nadez! is this the guy you've been oggling at nung senior year? haha good for you! how did you meet him? wow he reads nick hornby ha, i'm impressed, hehe. miss you!

NADINE said...

YUP... THAT GUY I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO TALK TO BUT I NEVER GOT TO BECAUSE MY KNEES TURNED TO JELLO EVERYTIME HE'S AROUND. HAHA! OH WELL LET'S JUST SAY I MESSAGED HIM IN FRIENDSTER LIKE LAST MAY AND WE'VE BEEN E-MAILING EACH OTHER EVER SINCE. HAHA! YEAH HE'S A SMART BLOKE. YOU'D LIKE HIM A LOT... HE PRACTICALLY LIKES ALL THE STUFF YOU LIKE HAHA

Daene said...

Introduce me! hahaha. I wouldn't dream of competing with a hot thing like you for a guy though, haha - I have only friendly intentions. ;)

Remember that night we were preparing for our Bubba Gump presentation, and we were at the Shawarma place and he smoking by the creek? Haha. Fond memory =)

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA I HAVEN'T EVEN MET HIM IN PERSON. I DON'T THINK I'M READY, U KNOW? COZ HE THINKS I'M SO DARN INTERESTING AND I JUST DON'T WANNA DISAPPOINT HIM WHEN HE MEETS ME AND REALIZES I'M NOT SO INTERESTING AFTER ALL. HAHA

OH YEAH I REMEMBER THAT MOMENT... WHEN I WAS ASKING YOU TO DARE ME TO FLIRT W/ THE NEXT GUY I SEE AND YOU POINTED AT THIS GAY GUY WHO KISSED HIS GAY FRIEND. HAHA

Princess Angel said...

daene! familiar no?? parang A CINDERELLA STORY si nadine ngayon=)

"let's go back... back to the beginning..."

haha. laughtrip.