Ok ok ok so I realize that I haven’t updated in a longass while. The urge to write here is not too often anymore. But after a few months, enough shit has surmounted that I jus gosta update..crap how am I gonna organize everything I wanna say?! I’ll start by noting that my first year of college is ova…actually, it was ova in may :) God knows the myriad of shit I’ve learned this year. I’ve grown more in the past nine months than in the total 18 years preceding that. Interacting will all sorts of individuals, I’ve come to realize what qualities I value in people most: honesty, modesty, intelligence, having a sense of humor. it sounds really corny but I’ve learned a lot about myself (like the fact tat apparently I’m HELLA loud :) I’m startin to figure out what I’m truly passionate about: politics, MUSIC, cultural issues, arts. A couple of these interests are going to turn out to be my majors. As of now, I know one of my majors is polisci but this upcoming year will dictate what the second one will be. I LOVE MUSIC. Music aint gonna be one of my majors, mostly cuz I’m not too great n into the theory part, but it is definitely my favorite subject. My floormates this year helped me realize how much I know about and love music. My friend/floormate laura, who’s a dj for kalx (Berkeley station) would come to me and ask what pieces she should play on the radio, which made me feel really knowledgeable. At one point Bryant (RA/friend) and I were competing via aim to see who could name the most songs (me of course…jus playin foo, u pretty good :) And who can forget those song games in the car?! *wink wink* People (mostly floormates) found it really coo that I knew about so many genres of music (classical, pop, r n b, rap, oldies, latin, jazz, etc.) every now n then someone would be like, “yo dalia, wats da name of this song?” n I’d be like, “dude, tats mozart’s 40th symphony, duh!” hahah. So I realized that no matter where I was, as long as there was music, I felt at home and could always sing along.
Leaving the floor was bitter sweet. God, I was sooo happy to have another round of dreadful finals over with but at one point I started crying cuz I knew I was gonna miss the few wonderful people I’d come to know and love. Looking in retrospect, there are only a small group of people I know I’ma try to stay good friends with: Sonja, Laura, Megan, Mo, Bryant and Jorge. You guys, thanks for always being there and making my first year of college a blast!
Jorgy was a good boy and came to visit a couple of weeks after schoo got out. Yay! Me, laura, jd, mo and Emily showed him a good time. The first day we all went to Disneyland. At first I was like, “Disneyland is so effin expensive, its aint worth it foo!” me n jd wanted to ditch tat shit n hit six flags..cuz y’all know tat shit is waaay cheapa. But jorgy insisted on Disneyland which actually turned out to be TONS of fun. funny ass quotes/events from that day:
1) jd gettin his crotch grabbed by some randomass kid
2) captain denardo: dude tat ride was so bumpy..made me wanna go to da gym cuz ma fat kept gigglin..
3) after watchin the couple infront of us in line make out for the one million time, laura: i think im about to throw up my pesto pasta on them
4) worker announces thata ride is closed due to technical difficulties and this family (parents and two kids) all together say "FUUCCCKKK..."
da next day we hit da promenade and Hollywood. Jorgy finally got a taste of coffee bean and now knows what he’s missing ;) at night we saw a couple of bands perform at the troubadour.
lead singer of band #3: so i dunno da name of da next fuckin song but here goes... *song finishs* so this next song's a quiet one, like makin luv to a shadow *wtf?!?!*
fo the past few weeks my weekends have been occupied with family occasions. The first event was my cousin jackie’s wedding at the avenue to the stars hyatt hotel. At da wedding Jackie n I talked for a while. Jackie’s everything I want to be: beautiful, smart (she just graduated from law school last spring), sweet, humble yet rich, etc. So we started talking about law and why she decided to become an attorney and why I find government so interesting…what a dull yet fascinating conversation! until mina stepped it…leave it to mina to get the interesting stuff going. Mina straightup asks Jackie, “so tell us the story of you and your hubby! Howd you guys meet?!” *me thinking “good question”* and this is how the tale followed:
Jackie: so a few months ago, while I was still working in Sacramento, I put myself on an online Persian dating service, listing myself under the Sacramento area *me thinking “r u kidding me, ur gorgeous!”* Within a few days I received a response from this dude *me thinking “no shit! you’re gorgeous”* and it just so happened that although we both were from the Sacramento area, we both were in LA at the same time. So we decided to meet in LA and from the moment I met him I knew he was the one and so did he *me thinking “aww how cute” while humming tchaik’s “romeo and Juliet”* Within a couple of hours he asked me to marry him and I said yes of course *me thinking: “WTF?!?! R U KIDDING ME?!?!”*
Hahaha by this time my sis, mina and I had faces of awe. I tried to pull my jaw up but I still can’t believe how someone (and of all people, honestly) could have that much faith in true love and fate. I think Jackie sensed our shock so she concluded her story with, “there are so many coincidences and similarities that the two of us both think that if we hadn’t have met this way, we would eventually have found one another some other way.” Crazy huh?!
The next Saturday was my sister’s bat mitzvah morning service. Dude, I give my sis major props…she sang her haftorah like no other mofo…the entire congregation was on the tip of their toes listenin. My family and I are so proud! Her torah portion was really interesting. It was about the struggle that Moses and the Jews faced during their 40 years through the desert making their way from Egypt to Canaan (aka Israel.) The Jews were really thirsty and kept nagging their leader for water. God told Moses to tap a rock once and water would spring from it. But his impatience drove him to tap the rock twice. For not having patience and faith, God punished Moses by not letting him lead the Jews into Canaan. The moral of this story is obvious: patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait. God knows *no pun intended* the number of times I’ve learned this lesson, especially in the past year, whether it was having patience for the bus to arrive (even though at times I was freezing my ass off!) to patiently diligently working for the good grades. While on the subject of lessons, u know which one has been reiterated time and time again this past year? The law of karma maaaannn…what comes around goes around fosho! I don’t believe in the biblical view “an eye for an eye” but I believe that immoral mean straightup malicious people will eventually get bitten in the ass HARD.
So the night of my sis’s morning service, our other cousin had her wedding at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is officially my favorite hotel in Los Angeles. Folks, if I’m gonna get married in LA, y’all already know where da partey be at… in fact, their wedding was my ideal wedding. The couple was so cute! They did a hiphop dance routine together to start the evening off and the band was phenomenal! They were this mix between outkast and black eye peas…lead singer reminded me of big boi. Ok so get this, I now know fosho where I get my love for dancing from – my dad. Me and my dad boogied nonstop that night at the wedding. As were leaving a group of 25/26 year old girls (college friends of da bride) came up to my dad n were like, “everytime we go to a party we wish that more guys would be man enough to get their groove on on da dance floor. So we spotted you out this evening and think ur really coo and we love ur dancing.” Hahahah! I was about to crack up cuz to me my dad dances like a turkey but hey, whatever floats their boat right?!?
Anyway, laura and I have been hangin every now and then since we’ve been back at home. One night laura, Mo, Emily, laura’s friend ginger and I decided to hit a club near USC, the 901 club…good times good times…that night in a nutshell:
ginger – so he got head from a mexican prostitute n then she gave him a receipt…
laura – a receipt? Wat for? Even if he didn’t enjoy it, wats he gonna do, ask to return da favor? *hahah everyone crackin up cuz tat came out terribly wrong*
Emily – well u know, sometimes they have those buy 9 n get da 10th free specials…in dat case da dude could get da rest of his money back..*crackin up once more*
Ahh yessss…da things tat come outta yo mouth afta a couple of shots…
Everyday I grow to love my family more and more. I realize the characteristics we share and GOD I LOVE HOME. My sister and I have been tryin to spend lots of quality time together. A couple of our favorite pastimes are watching movies together (she’s my favorite person to do tat with cuz we crack each otha up) and karaoke. Late last night my sis n I watched “the ring” which we both found NOT scary and another modern American suspense failure. We also watched head of state, national security and shrek together and were on the floor cryin of laughter. Chris rock in head of state: “18 u can go to war but u cant get no alcohol til u 21…u mean if a one-legged teenager went to a bar they couldn’t getta drink…TAT AINT RIGHT!!” Haha Martin Laurence is too effin funny too. Me n my sis keep quoting him these days wid “he got me sayin incoherent shit...biiiaaatttccchhh!” (from national security.) oh yeah, that’s another thing, I <3 black humor!! I was watching the steve Harvey show da otha day, which aint tat great of a show, but the episode I watched was hilarious:
Girl #1: moma always said every tooth tat shines aint gold
Girl#1: moma always said true beauty comes from widin
Girl #2: yeah (like lil jon) straight from widin da cosmetics sectiona rite aid!
I watched a black show on da WB called “the brothers” which was pretty funny too. During the episode, one of the guys was hurtin n said:
“everytime i go up
yo love goes down
everytime i go right
yo love goes left
im lost without u...”
I feel ya brotha
Oh yeah, and I <3 elimidate. The people, esp the chicks, are so dumb and slutty..they crack me up maaan. This one dude on da show was like “Boobs? Ass? Boobs? Ass? Top shelf? Bottom shelf? Damn, I can’t decide! But it’s a damn good dilemma to have!” hahahahah amen to tat brotha!
Since I’ve been back I’ve been working out MAJORLY. Everyday I go to Bally Total Fitness and burn around 300-500 calories on the treadmill n then take it upstairs where I do stomach crunches n weights for half n hour or so. NOTE TO SOCAL PEEPS: DON’T JOIN BODIES IN MOTION! THEY’RE CROOKS! Who da fuck charges a $100 cancellation fee?!? I’m also takin dance classes at www.santamonicadancestudio.com. I love it. Hiphop is such a great way to relieve stress while burning major calories. The class is really diverse and cool. I have this black dude named Rhythm (isn’t tat tite?!?!) as one of ma teachers. He likes listenin n dancing to old school..ok ok ok so I admit it, I got a lil jungle feva ;) but let me jus add that the road goes two ways *wink wink* I don’t know why, but my friends and I have realized that since we’ve been back from college we’ve been getting a lot more male attention than ever before. I wonder if it’s b/c I’ve been workin out n shit. Who knows... all I know is that this 25 yr old Egyptian dude from da bear’s lair keeps callin me, everytime I go to the Persian market I got this jewish south American dude askin me to let him cook fo me, this 26 yr old fobby Korean kid callin me “sweet thang,” n I got djs feelin ma beat. Heeheehee.
Sorry that everything in this entry is so random. I’m gonna continue anywho. Sonja was a darling and came to stay wid me from july 1-5th. I tried my best to show her LA (Melrose to the promenade to the beach.) While she was here, we worked out a lil, met my family, chilled wid friends (laura n mo) and of course went to my sis’s bat mizvah party on independence day. Sonja: “i wish everything on my stomach would go to my boobs.” My family though you were so cute Sonja. Likewise, Sonja thought my family was really cool cuz we’re very diverse (I got a mormon aunt, a Japanese aunt, a british aunt, etc.) Me n my sis tell our single uncle that he needs to get married to a black lady. How tite would that be?!?! The bat mitzvah couldn’t have been nicer thanks to my wonderful super mom. We had a henna tattoo lady to keep the kids busy, a belly dancer n hot drummer fo adult entertainment, a really cute slideshow, an awesome dj, the centerpieces were really beautiful (full of roses n lilies) n the night went really well. The bartender got really fed up serving me, Sonja n Mo mixed drinks ;) da dj was checkin me out while dancing...i was proud. Its hard not to be a skank on da dancefloor n contain myself, especially when it’s a family event.
“What is a friend? A friend is a single soul dwelling in two bodies” – Aristotle
One of the many things I’ve learned and continue to learn is the true meaning of friendship. As I’ve known for a long time, a good friend is one who is there for you through the good n bad, one who’s honest. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Real friends respect and listen to each others’ opinions, even if they differ from their own. Good friends don’t stick to one other 24-7. My best friend (my sis) and I have learnt this lesson a few too many times. Friends respect one another’s space. A good relationship (doesn’t matter what kinda relationship) depends on space. I’m a true believer in “distance makes the heart grow fonder.”
I’m taking an astro class at smc. Picotech wat wat!! The class started on my b-day, June 21st, the summer solstice! Thanks to everyone who sent me messages online, left me songs on the voicemail, called from distances. I checked facebook a couple of days after to find like 15 messages. I was like, wtf?! Really guys, it’s the little things like that that make me feel great. I’m really enjoying the class I’m taking. Professor Fouts is a rebel. Ok this is my lazy short term memory ass jus talking now but I love the fact tat we have NO FINAL! Reading tat on the syllabus the first day was like the highlight of my b-day! Jus kidding jus kiddin but I was still excited.
Alrighty, I think I should shut up now. Final note: oh my effin lord!!! Beyonce is goin on tour wid missy n Alicia!! After goin to dat concert I can die a happily…anyone who wants to come, holla…
Songs I’m obsessed with:
- anything and everything by usher
-ur da only 1 - maria mena
-pieces of me -ashley simpson
-sunday mornin - maroon 5
-the reason - hoobastank