Saturday, March 20, 2010

Puppy Love

Well, no matter how psycho you think I am, I'm still going to call my cat "puppy". Her real name is Ahi (previously Nikki) but she pretty much only answers to puppy. I love her very very much. As a kid growing up I always wanted a furry friend who would listen to me, play with me and keep me company but unfortunately my parents allergies always kept me from getting an "interesting" pet. Don't get me wrong, I've had my fair share of "pets".....frogs, crawdads, worms, tarantulas, fish, bunny, hamster (that reminds me I've got a great story about that guy), but none of them really were able to keep my interest (yes, I know I'm a horrible person).
Well, after growing up some and doing some house sitting for a family friend I realized I really enjoyed cats....and I somehow wasn't allergic to them anymore. I decided it was time to acquire a new friend. After doing some research, I decided the Humane Society was the best place to find my new partner. After looking at all of the beautiful and furry options I decided that Ahi was the ONE.
No matter how much poop, throw up or fur she throws at me I love her. She's a great friend and I don't know what I would do without her. Here are some of my favorite shots of my furry robot puppy face.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Good Old Days

Here are some prime examples of what travel should look like.

"Oh yes, I've seen seen that!" "That museum was great" "Those are some interesting artifacts". These are all things that are common to hear after someone comes home from vacation. Not me! Most people are fascinated with a places history but I really enjoy getting down and dirty with the locals and seeing what the current day folks are about. No matter where I go I always seem to have a special and unique experience. While I've always wanted to have a "normal" experience, to come home talking about art, architecture and the great faces of history, my stories always seem to involve showering in someones front yard, pulling dead horses out of the river and centipedes crawling in my hair. I wouldn't trade any of these ordeals for the world. These "character building" experiences have made me who I am today and made traveling one of my favorite hobbies. (Picture from trips to China, Tibet, Nepal, Belize)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting to know ME!

Well, I have to assume that 99.9% of the people who stop by here (assuming I can talk anyone besides my parents into dropping by) already know me in some way shape or form......BUT for those of you who don't, here's a little background.
Let's see....At the current moment, I am 26 and 13 days! I work at a "start up" as an exec assistant. I am pretty much California born and raised (2 stints in Colorado Springs, CO and some travel here and there). I have a beautiful furry baby named Ahi (answers to "puppy"....yes, I named my cat after a fish and call her a dog). And, I'm just a "normal", average Caitlin.
What makes me an expert on the 5 F's?
Fashion: Given that 48% of my credit card bill goes to retail, my credit card bill alone should show that I am an expert in fashion. I love to have fun with fashion! Fashion is a great way to express yourself. You can't be afraid to try new things....even if people make fun of you and look at you strange. Trust me I've hear it all from my coworkers, family and friends.
Food: Mmmm, food. I love to eat! Not such a fan of strange body parts, but I will try anything once....and twice if it's good. From having my plate arrive with the spinal column of the chicken and drinking cool-aid out of 5 gallon painting buckets to Michelin star restaurants, I've done it all. I don't know if it's because I'm half Chinese or if it was just the way I was raised, but food always seems to be on my mind and a vital part of my life. Currently, I am trying to eat healthy (diet) without loosing the yum factor. Depriving myself just isn't in my genetics.
Friends: I have GREAT friends (unfortunately, my best friends don't live by me) but I am in search of more friends locally. Too bad shopping isn't a team sport! I am still trying to figure out more ways to meet QUALITY people locally. I'm sure this is the only one of the five F's that I could improve on ;)
Fur: Well, all I can say is too bad there isn't a market for this or I would be a rich rich lady. I have yet to figure out how one small short haired cat can create so much fur. I never knew I liked cats or even wanted one until about a year ago. And as you know now, as each day passes I am getting closer and closer to turning into a crazy cat lady.
And who could forget, FUN: I love to have fun. Whether it's international travel, shopping at the local mall or going to the Nut on a Saturday night, I love to have fun! I don't think anyone can have too much fun....well unless it gets you arrested, makes you puke or hurts someone.
Well, after telling you who I am, now I will let you explore for yourself some of my favorites!!

Fashion: I'm currently wearing! Love the DIY hippy vibe of these clothes! all your shopping needs only place that meets my standards for everyday shopping. Best customer service hands down! Lord knows I've put in my time here (yikes, smelly old lady feet, sandy kids shoes and dogs peeing places they shouldn't comes to mind...)

Food: saving my waistline!


Fur: a fur! Where I got my baby.

Fun: me explore the world one country at a time! you live in the Bay Area, come get your ass kicked by Jordan (one of the best in the WORLD) love that there are people crazier than ME stay up to date!

Here goes nothing....

There's so much pressure to start with something profound, life changing and original. Well, I think I would be lucky to bring you one of those three things. You may be curious to why I am starting a blog. The best answer I can give you is a.) therapy is expensive....and not included in my Kaiser health insurance b.) those five "F's" are my favorite things c.) I hope to bring a smile to someones face, show you something new, and best of all make you laugh. I apologize ahead of time for anything "controversial" I may say/do/photograph/etc. All in all, I hope you will enjoy my advice, rants, suggestions and stories. Here goes nothing.....