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

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Too Hot to Handle's finally a great day today.  No sign of rain.  No cloud in the sky.

I have my day all planned out.  I woke up bright and early (5:30am to be exact).  I took Bam for his usual morning walk.  Afterwards, I made myself some coffee and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Yeah - I'm still addicted to it.  I mean it's soooo good!  Got ready for my TFT morning workout and was out the door.  

When I got back, I already had my schedule laid out.
  • Make breakfast for Eli
  • Wash the dishes and vacuum the apartment
  • Throw three loads of dirty clothes into the washer
  • Take Eli to his friend's house so that they can finish up their science project
  • Transfer my wet laundry to the dryer
  • Go for a 2-3 mile run with Bam
  • Clean out my dirty TrailBlazer and take it to Ducky's for a nice car wash
  • THEN shower once all my errands are done.
  • Pick Eli from up his friends house.
  • Go to the East Bay.  Madz house to be exact to pick sissy Renee up.
  • Meet up with Chelle and Joyce at the theatre to watch Sex and the City 2
  • Have dinner after the movie
  • Head back home and make my chicken dish for NuBoo's roommate's Going Away Partay
  • Get dolled up (well kinda sorta...still don't know what to wear, by the way)
  • Head over to NuBoo's for some good times.
So far...
  • Had to reload one load of laundry into a washer that ACTUALLY works.  Ugh!  Now my laundry process has been delayed another 50 minutes!  Can someone be nice enough to place a sign which says 'OUT OF ORDER'.  C'mon now neighbors!!  I'm on a time restraint!
  • Did not vacuum.  Totally got sidetracked and decided to browse the web.  My bad.
  • Did not run just because I'm lazy and still not over the fact that I wasted 38 minutes on a disfunctional washer.
  • Still have not showered...
  • FORGOT to take the chicken for my dish out from the freezer to defrost.  By the time I realized it was already 1:00pm.  Let's pray for a defrosting miracle!
This BEAUTIFUL and sunny day was definitely too good to be true.  Something(s) just had to go wrong.  I guess I shouldn't pressure myself into doing stuff simultaneously.  Now I'm stressed that I won't be able to clean my car and also not have a dish to bring for tonight.  Someone is already bringing wings.  Dangit....

"The Talk"

I must have forgotten ever receiving the memo regarding "The Talk"

So, I've been hanging out with a certain individual.  Let's call him NuBoo for now.  NuBoo was my 1st Date of 2010, as well as, the fella who accompanied me to the beautiful Angel Island for the Segway tour.  So there.  A bit of a background behind NuBoo.

Anyway, I've been approached by a few people asking the status of our affiliation.  My answer:  I don't know.  Then the next thing they ask:  Well, have you had "The Talk"?  I go:  WTF is "The Talk"?  I always thought "The Talk" referred to the birds and the bees discussion you give to your growing  adolescent, (WHICH by the way, I've failed majorly during my attempt - it was quite hilarious if I think back of it now...poor son of mine).  But nope.  "The Talk" referred to the relationship talk.   The big word I sort of have been scared of during these past few years- commitment.  And no....I'm not a cheater!  Pause.  No judging allowed.  But for your information, I don't have problems committing.  I just have issues committing to the wrong men.  Make sense now?  Now that we have that clarified, moving on...

I decided to entertain myself as I was the one who has been entertaining a lot of people this past week.  We'll talk more about that in one of share-bare's ranDUMB moment posts.  Coming soon at a web browser near you.  So back to "The Talk".   I google'd "The Talk" and I came across this web page titled, "How to Have 'The Talk' With Him"  I'm a boggled right now.  Oh, the stuff you find in the internet these days...*sigh*  Read it for yourself.  But, if you are lazy like myself, I will save you from the torture by listing their 4 tips: 
  1. Get a Goal
  2. Pick the Right Setting
  3. Choose the Right Words Wisely
  4. Seal the Deal
I don't know if it's just me, but doesn't this look wrong?  It's like I'm reading tips on how to negotiate with a car salesman on purchasing your first car....Hmmm.  After all this nonsense, I've decided to look no further and IGNORE what the web is trying to tell me.  Let's just forget I ever did that, shall we?  I'm also going to politely blow off everyone around me who asks about my affiliation with NuBoo.  If I knew, then I will tell you.  But for now, I don't.  OK?  Besides, I don't want to end up over thinking the situation.  I'd much rather like to continue enjoying NuBoo's company whom I care deeply about at this moment in time.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dating Don'ts According to share-bare

Lately, I've been withholding a bunch of stuff.  My bad.  I guess life is no longer full of bitterness and complaints.  I apologize peoples.  I'm what you call boring now.  Could I possibly be a mature adult.

Anyhow, during my drive to my TFT workout, dating flashbacks came to mind.  Lightbulb!  What a brilliant idea share-bare but to list Dating Don'ts based on my 15 years of dating experiences.  Awesomeness, right?  Well, it's the least I can do for boring you these past months.  Again, I'm sorry.  I hope you still love me...

  • ...ever go to a Dude's house for the 1st date.  No exceptions.  I don't care if he says he's going to cook you dinner.  Reality - He just wants you to repay him for all the hard work with a night of hot steamy meaningless sex. 
  • ...stick around for dinner if Dude cannot read the restaurant menu.  For the record, you do not pronounce 'cashew' like sha-shu!  Even worse, run away as fast as you can if he does not know what steamed rice is.  Really?!  Are you freakin' kidding me?!
  • Dude if you are in an "On and Off Again" type of relationship.  It's really not fair to the dude.  Let's not be selfish here.
  • ...go on a date with Dude that's just getting over a relationship.  It's time to call it a night if he starts asking you for advice on how to get back with his ex-girlfriend.
  • ...let Dude literally chase you for a kiss good night.  That right there is a pyscho statistic.  Keep calm.  Take the keys from valet with a quickness and burn rubber.  Don't look back! 
  • ...set a bar/lounge as a meeting place for a date with dude.  He will hold you responsible if his unattended drink is accidentally taken away by the bus boy dude.  Yes, alcoholic dude will even yell at you in front of his friends.  Save yourself the embarrassment please.  
  • ...have dude plan a 2nd date during your 1st date.  That's what you call Desperado!
  • ...let politeness stop you from deleting 'dating reject' dude from your Facebook or myspace friend list.  That just gives him the opportunity to internet stalk you.  Delete!  Block for life!
  • ...return a call from  dude that leaves you a 5 minute voice mail stating that he might be falling for you and you may be "the one" immediately after your 2nd date.  Please change your phone number if you have to.  
  • dude from a rock band unless you are all about "Groupie Love"
  • ...waste your time with dude that does not own his own vehicle.  MUNI bus rides are so not romantic!
  • ...let Dude talk about feelings.  Don't let Dude ask you what you are feeling.  Who really does that?! You are only on a date!  Have fun and don't let it get all serious. 
  • ...bother dating Dude that only wants to see you really late at night or only wants to talk to you on the phone during business hours (between 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday only).  Hint:  Dude is already in a relationship!  Don't be a Jesse James girl...aka Michele McGee
I know there's more...but I can't think right now.  I'm hungry.  Gotta eat.  BRB!

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    I'm on YouTube!

    But ummm....who isn't, right??

    Oh well.  Another 15 minutes of fame for me.  Awesome!  Check it out for yourself.  I've been working out with TFT for almost three months.  I'm 3 pounds shy of my personal goal - Lose 15 pounds by May 27th.  I'm getting there.  I don't think I'll have a problem.  I'm proud of myself which is odd because I don't normally feel this way.  Yay me.  So weird....people (co-workers, girlfriends, family, fellow TFT clients) have approached me lately with compliments.  Awe.  So nice of them to share such kind words.  They noticed that I've lost alot of weight especially on my face.  Wait!  My face got skinny?!  LOL.  Hilarious.  I guess.....  Double yay!  I mean, 12 pounds is really nothing compared to The Biggest Loser but I'll take it.  I'm not trying to look all anorexic-like, anyways.  Hard work is really paying off for me.  My calculated BMI (Body Mass Index) is finally in normal weight range.  It's been a few years since that happened.  Whew!  Sigh of relief....

    I'm truly loving life. 

    Anyway, I have more good news.  I've finally convinced a couple of my girlfriends  (who are also training for the SF Marathon with me) to train with TFT, too.  I'm so happy!  They'll be training with Gary and Eric next Monday to get a feel of how it's like at the TFT facility.  I think they will like LOVE it because they want results and I'm proof that you will MOST DEFINITELY get the results you want.  As long as you stay committed to exercise and good eating, you will get there!!  

    Saturday, May 15, 2010

    Angel Island Segway Tour

    This wasn't on my Tabo list but it should've been.  It was so fun.  So, last weekend I went out on a second date with NuBoo to Angel Island.  This time I called the shots so I decided to surprise him with a fun day trip. It was both our first time setting foot on the island, as well as, our first time riding a Segway.  Again, it was so fun!  I had a blast!  Our tour guide, Freeda a.k.a Heidi was the best ever.  We were only ones during her 12:30 p.m. session so it felt really private.  I loved it!  The views were spectacular.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to tour the Immigration station as it was closed for the 100th anniversary celebration.  I guess there's my excuse to go for a second time, right?  Right!  For those that haven't tried it, it's a must on your to-do list.  It's really a trip how they work.  It functions with your balance and weight gravitation!  It's an incredible piece of device.  I want one now!  In the beginning, I felt like a total dork.  You have to wear a helmet.  So not cute.  When I first stepped onto my assigned Segway, I seriously felt like Paul Blart:  Mall Cop.  Awkward feeling.  After a while, I got over looking ridiculous with a quickness and just rode away!  We rode uphill and downhill around the entire island.  It was about 6 miles of greatness.  It was awesome.  My best experience so far this year!  Good times!

    {The Best 2nd Date Ever}
    {The Perfect Day to Fall in Love.....*sigh*}

    Dream a Little Dream of Me

    Good News - my little sissy, Ryree is moving today!!!  Her first apartment.  Her first time without Madre dearest.  Her first time having utility and cable bills under her name.  Her first time renting a U-Haul truck.  Her first time living on her own! She's all grown up! Awe...

    Bad News - As my sissy greeted with her version of a good morning via Blackberry Messenger - "I'm movinggggggg", she also says randomly "U can't drive today"...ummm WTF?

    Ryree:  Mom said
    share-bare:  Y?
    Ryree:  Cuz she had a dream bout u getting in an accident.  So she said u can't drive today.
    share-bare:  Me?!
    Ryree:  Yea
    share-bare:  She serious?  I have to workout.
    Ryree:  Yea she's serious
    share-bare:  Grreat
    Ryree:  Go call her
    share-bare:  No!!  So she can explain how I died?!  I don't think so.  LOL!
    Aren't dreams meant to carry out good intentions?  Who knows.  One thing I know for sure is that my family is a bit superstitious at times.  This whole Madre dreaming of me kind of freaks me out at the same time though.  Why me?  Anyway, just to play it safe, I guess I have to keep my vehicle parked in the carport today.  All day long.  Ugh.  What to do?  What to do?  Oh yeah....that's right.  Help my sister move today.