Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Return from Vegas
Friday, July 28, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can
I Need A Fix
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
More Abstracts: Scenery and Architecture
Mall Arcades: Are You Game?
- They usually occupy a small space
- They cram outdated and non-functioning games in these small spaces
- You spend MORE than you want to
- After countless attempts in winning a game versus the computer as your opponent, you win raffle tickets. Whatever happened to winning free games or extended games?
- In exchange for these raffle tickets you get miniscule and odd-shaped prizes they pass off as toys!
- After about 10 minutes and a dozen attempts at playing with your prize, it breaks
- They always end up in "The Abyss" I call - the floor of my car or squeezed in between the cushions
Monday, July 24, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Holla! Day Two
Holla! Day One
Friday, July 21, 2006
ARod Hits A Milestone
New Yorkers In the House
Thursday, July 20, 2006
- Outside of being laid off in the middle of June, it's been pretty relaxing at home.
- The kids and I go swimming, if not everyday, at least every other day. They're SO dark now!!!!
- Christopher's All-Star team went undefeated 4-0 up until Game 5 and Game 6 of the District 29 All-Star Tournament, in which they were eliminated after losing both games. It was a great season, nonetheless.
- Christopher's travel ball team will be starting up this week for practice and the next coming weeks to prepare for the CCYB World Series in August.
- I'm going to take my time looking for the "right" job this time and not rush into anything too hastily. Have you any leads???
- I'm halfway through summer school. I have (had) two online classes of which I received an "A" in the first class and have yet to finish the second course. Fall semester is just around the corner - ARRRRGGHHHH! I need a vacation!!!!
- My niece will turn ONE YEARS OLD this August!!!! Woo hoo!
- I LOVE MY iPo (that's my iPod Nano, in case you didn't already know her name!)
- I am getting a kick out of updating my blog! Thanks to Lina - I've found many more generators and interesting things to place in my site. Cool.
- I haven't had to write a paper or essay in two weeks now - I feel rusty!
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Having fun in the pool
Monday, July 17, 2006
Time To Vote
Sunday, July 16, 2006
What Happens Inside Target While Shopping
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Chinese Backstreet Boys
Friday, July 14, 2006
Better Than Disneyland
I found this particular SIGN pretty interesting and eye-catching. My daughter and her best friend are on this "ness" kick where they add "ness" to the end of almost every word. You'd think they created this ad themselves.
This oddly-placed SIGN was erected, of all places, right outside the food court. I guess this is what you get after eating at one of their fast food restaurants!
Strangely enough, we spotted this SIGN just before stepping onto the escalators going downward. So, the question is: NO BABIES WITH DETACHED HEADS ALLOWED or NO STROLLERS ALLOWED? Which is it?
The Buena Park American Little League Major All-Star season has to come to a close and what a blast it was!
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Game 5 Results
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
See if you can piece this family photo together! Have fun!
Missed & Rescheduled Mid-Term
Because of Christopher's All-Star game tonight, I was able to arrange a special meeting with my professor to take the Mid-Term early. It was originally scheduled for tonight at 6:30 PM. I couldn't see myself leaving in the middle of the game to come to school and stay focused on an exam when rightfully so, my mind would have been on the diamond, at Short Stop, or at-bat wondering how the game is progressing.
So, while waiting for Professor P. to show up, I sat and read through my study guide, checked email on my phone, sent an email to Professor P. from my phone, called and left Professor P. a voice message, walked around, checked out all the many "Books for Sale" on the congested overcrowded bulletin boards, walked through the hallways and peeked into the classrooms, and took pictures (what else?) of the empty hallway, lighting fixtures and railings. Finally, I bothered the department secretary (or to be politically correct...the "office manager") to see if perhaps they could call Professor P., and sure enough, we had crossed information. She thought Thursday but wrote Wednesday. So, to make a long story short, I will be taking a rescheduled specially arranged Mid-Term at a later date and time.
To be continued later.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
(To see the picture cube, please visit the blog site at http://annierivera.blogspot.com. If you are viewing the picture cube from your email, the image may not display correctly).
Who am I kidding? If you knew me, but at all, you'd know that I am a huge Disneyland fan, so I guess I'll just shut up. I just wanted to post some pictures I took of Knott's while driving by. Take a look at these monstrous rides? How do they build them so close to each other and in such little spaces? Scary.
Next, I'll try and get some good shots of "Soak City" the next time I drive by it.
Is There More To Summer Than This?
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Game 4 Results
Our next game is set for Wednesday, July 12th at 5:00 PM.
The address for Wednesday's game is as follows:
West Downey Field
11985 Old River School Road
Downey, CA 90242
If you're able to come out and support our team, we'd love to have you.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Last Man Standing
I thought I would share with you a poem I wrote during the time certain professional athletes were highly scrutinized and in the news for making incredulous and compromising decisions, which very well could have ended their illustrious careers. It pained me enough to pen a prayerful-plea-of-a- poem to my son, Christopher, in hopes that the sterness of his father's firm discipline, the discernment I try to instill in him, and the loyalty he has to his family would separate him from the crowd and enable him to make the right choices (we hope - all of the time) most of the time.
The Last Man Standing - (May 2004)
One by one they fall
Where strength was once their pride
Their guard let down - reveals all.
What brought them to their demise?
What caused them to gradually fail?
They heed not the words from the wise.
Did we not teach them while they were young?
Did we not warn them of the signs?
Who now is left among?
These men who once were told
To keep watch of what will become
Be strong, be true, be bold.
The sadness we must endure
When you choose wrong over right
So quickly you want to mature.
Because we love you we must set free
Your spirit to grow and live
A child, through whose eyes I see;
Your heart has not yet learned
What life is all about
Your rewards you alone have earned;
Through blood, sweat and tears
Through struggles and tribulations
These are the things I fear.
To throw it all away
For meaningless encounters,
Please hear what I must say.
Shield with the heaviest of armor
Your soul from life's deceits
Protect from glitz and glamour.
Hide your values within
Carry them close to your heart
Finish the race to win.
Although many are sure to fail
Be one with courage demanding
All others fall short of the prize
You'll be the last man standing.
Game 3 Results
Come out to support our team!
Address and Directions:
10531 Rives Avenue
Major cross streets: Firestone and Paramount