My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

December 2nd, 2010-
Happy Birthday to me!  I was surprised this morning with a lovely gift from NuBoo.  Yay!  UGGs!  It only took me 5 years to get.  LOL!  I'm so happy.  He's the best boyfriend EVER!

{My favorite 1st pair of UGGs}
Once I arrived at the office,  I was chatting with my sister, Ryree (as usual) while the subject of PMS came up.  I thought I was suffering from a major case of it because I was having superior mood swings.  First I'm happy...then I'm bitter...Girls you know the deal.  Not sure if it was because I'm now 32 years old....eeks!  That may have been the case.  Anyways - turns out that Ryree had just finished her menstrual cycle.  I was like "Really?!  How come I haven't got mines yet?!"  For the record, she always gets her a week before me.  She refers herself as the freakin' alpha female because of this.  You're probably like what?!  Ummm...just read this from Wikipedia which explains it all:  Menstrual cycle   My initial reaction - "Whatevs!"  But in reality, this whole alpha female thing is true.  Anyway, then I started to worry.....Anxiety starts to hit me.  Oh d-d-dear.  I've pretty much have been on time.  So, what next?  Drama starts to unfold.  OH no!  Could this be true??!!  It can't be!!! 

In the meantime, NuBoo previously made dinner reservations for the evening of my birthday at one of my favorite restaurants, Roy's in San Francisco.  After work, we would proceed to our birthday celebration destination.  When I got off work, I immediately rushed to the local CVS Pharmacy to get a 'you know what'.   I arrived at my apartment and yes!  Nobody was home.  I literally ripped open the plastic wrapped box, yanked a test out and peed on it.  Approximately 30 seconds later.....I see a dark '+' sign.  OMFG!  Is this really happening?!?!?!

NuBoo finally arrived at my apartment with Eli. He knew something was up because  I was abnormally quiet.  I finally shared the news to him.  Let's just say once I told him....the entire room was quiet.  We both were just staring into the air in utter silence.  Mixed emotions were felt obviously.  I even was in sort of denial which led me to retake the test.  Luckily, I bought the 3-pack.  I took it  again while waited patiently outside of my bathroom.  Once I got out of the bathroom and it was like dejavu.  Umm Yup.  It's POSITIVE alright!  

So, of course we had our mini confidential baby news celebration simultaneously along with my birthday celebration.  Sucks, that I can't share it with Eli.  But he'll know sooner or later.   Happy Birthday to Me!  Crazy, right?  

{NuBoo, Me, (Bunzy in the oven) & Soon-to-be Big Bro Eli}
So, there's the news everyone!!  I'm having a baby!!  Exciting and scary at the same time.  Mainly, because I forgot how it's like to be preggers.  It was only like 12 years since I gave birth to Eli.   

January 26th, 2011 -
And of course, I'm just now posting this now since today but actually back dated it to my birthday because I wanted my readers to experience this happy journey with me!  Why January 26th?  Well, apparently nowadays its routine to WAIT until a pregnant woman's 1st trimester is done because it's the most critical stage to have a miscarriage.  But so far, I'm OK.  Everything is going great.  I'm very happy and blessed. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Letter to My Personal Trainers

Dear TFT (aka Gary and Eric):

Clearly,  I'm sure you both are aware that I have not attended a workout session for over two months.  You are probably wondering why I suddenly dropped the face of the earth after I promised I would not skip another month ever again, right?  It's not because I decided to gain weight all of a sudden.  It's not because I didn't care about my body anymore.  It's not because I'm broke as a joke.  It's not because I became a traitor and joined the gym.  It's not because I'm living temporarily in the East Bay and the drive to your facility is too far for me to drive.  It's not because I wanted to eat whatever the hell I wanted during the Holiday season. 

I'm writing you this letter to let you finally know that I'm pregnant.  Yes indeed.  I am now with child once again after twelve years.  Unfortunately, I have to follow my doctor's orders and lay off running and any strength training for the duration of my pregnancy.   This saddens me as I am only limited to walking.  Yes....walking.  Three months have passed and I'm miserable.  I miss the leg matrix.  I miss the prowler push.  I miss the tire drags.  I miss the plate pushes (even though that was the one exercise that had me puking my guts out).  I miss the deck of cards workout.  I miss the tire flips.  Most of all, I miss the surprise workout finishers.  
I'm also letting you know that I'm most confident that you will fulfill my goal this year.  I'm estimated to gain about 25-35 pounds during my pregnancy.  Let's hope no more than that!  Once the baby is born, I want to lose as much baby weight as possible.  I am 100% reliant that post baby delivery (estimated to be on August 3, 2011) you will help me get back into shape.  I also want to run yet another Nike Women's Half Marathon this Fall (October 16, 2011 to be exact) so I will need your assistance to regain my endurance, as well.  So, please....until then, I beg you to pray that my ass does not turn into a swollen "Michelin Man". 

You guys will always be in my thoughts.  I certainly can't wait to join the TFT Crew once again!  See you in approximately 7 months.  Hope all is well!

Best Regards,

Monday, January 17, 2011

Merging During Traffic 101

You would think drivers could follow the simple rule of merging when in traffic.....Every other a zipper.  Today, was not the case for !@#$face dude in bucket car as I was merging onto Highway 880 this morning.  I was fed up with being polite and letting cars take advantage of me.  I was already having a bad Monday morning.  So.... I was merging into a somewhat crowded freeway during this sunny Martin Luther King holiday.  The car in front of me did it correctly.  He/she came from the right and came in between two cars on the left.  My turn!  But, in my case, ass wipe decided to tailgate the car in front of him making no gap for me to merge into.  The usual me would accept the stubbornness and move on to the next available gap.  Nope.  Not today.  Sorry sir but I'm not in the mood.  I made an effort to fit in that damn gap.  I risked getting my car hit and yay!  I did it!  I merged according the correct rules.  Take that mother!!  I glanced at him using my side view mirror giving him my evil stink eye.  (It kind of looked like a thizz face with the exception of the pout lips ) And get this....he saw my mean stare!  What did I get in return? Yup.  The finger.  

Awe man!   Some people would be pissed but I just laughed.  It was quite entertaining to have some random middle aged man lose his temper with me, a complete stranger whom he never even talked to might I  add.  Did I care though?  Nope!  I won the silent battle and that's all that mattered.  Yay Me!  I wonder how the rest of his day went though.  Mine went very well from that moment on.  I must have transferred my bad karma over to him and his ugly bucket car.  Like, after all that went down,  the negative aura in me just miraculously disappeared.  It's amazing.

So, readers.  Let's avoid the finger drama and remember this key phrase when merging through traffic:  EVERY OTHER Car! 

Now go have yourself a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year's Resolution for 2011

Happy New Year Peoples.  Yeah, I'm only 13 days late.  =)

Resolutions seem overrated but we all end up doing it anyways.  Maybe we use it as an excuse for a conversation starter. 

I thought about doing two resolutions for 2011 but as you can tell from my prior New Year's resolution posts barely any of them fall through.  So, I will only do one.  That's only if NuBoo really works hard on not being Mr. Road Sensei (aka Road Rager).  Nah, I think I'll do mine regardless of Road Sensei.  Cause I can probably guess he's broken it like 50 times since the 1st of the year.  I witnessed a couple episodes and realize he's probably not going to change.  

So, my numero uno resolution for 2011 is to not yell as much.  If you know me personally, you know I get really passionate with expressing my emotions.  Let's leave it at that.  When I'm excited, I yell.  When I'm happy, I yell.  When I get mad, I yell.  When I get irritated, I raise my voice slightly....OK, OK, who we fooling - I YELL!  So from now on yelling would only be acceptable during cheering sessions such as 1.) on the couch while watching the Philadelphia Eagles (sorry 49ers) on television,  2.)  at AT&T ballpark rooting on the World Champs San Francisco Giants 3.) at a preschool, grade school, middle school, high school, or college graduation, 4.)  at a concert, 5.) at a loud club/bar attempting to communicate with the person directly in front of me and, 6.) anywhere watching a fight or rarely if I'm actually in a fight.  LOL!  This rule will also apply during instant messaging chats.  Just in case your wondering.....I yell via chat, as well.  Oh and let's not forget via text, too.  I'm horrible, right??!!

If I ever have the urge to yell, I just have to learn how to take a few deep breaths and just walk away for a few minutes.  Wish me luck.  This is going to be extremely difficult.  I dread it.  But, I'm almost certain it will better myself and my relationship with others. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

Check!  Finally!  Woohoo!

There'sNo need to illustrate the actual kiss between NuBoo and I.  Totally not necessary, right?  I did it and that's all that counts!