Being CK

March 27, 2010

Stupid Cole Valley

Filed under: SF Outings — Christina @ 2:28 pm
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Dillon’s spring soccer season started last week, and this season all of his games are in Cole Valley, which is the worst place in this whole stupid city when it comes to parking. Seriously.

So the first game I get to the field not really knowing what to expect. Other parents told me that it was hard to find parking but I was like – this is stupid San Francisco, what else would I expect? Well I DIDN’T expect there to actually be NO parking as far as my eye could see and I didn’t expect the streets to be so narrow that with a solid row of parked cars on each side, there was room only for one car to drive down at a time – but they weren’t one-way streets. So if I was halfway down the street and another car pulled in from the opposite direction, one of us would have to back up or pull into someone’s driveway, if it were even empty. Ugh, what an awful place.

Anyway, that first Saturday I got kind of lucky. Only my 3rd time circling, I saw one of the other moms as she was walking to the field and pointed out a spot that she had seen. So I pulled down the street. Of course the space was on the opposite side, so I had to make a 25-point u-turn. Then I’m like – okay, I’m not a good parallel parker AT ALL and this space will just barely fit my car so please let me not embarass myself. I pulled in like a pro, I gotta say. Backed in perfectly, whew. I was so happy I had to take a picture and send it to HBY. Lol.

But this past Saturday, I had a REALLY hard time finding a space, and when I finally did, I pulled in and my back tire was on the curb. I thought about leaving it like that, but didn’t want anyone I knew to see it, so figured I’d try and fix it. I did try, back and forth, again and again. I swear if anyone were watching they would have been laughing their ass off. I ended up with the tire flush against the curb, with a little of the tire spilling over (think muffin top). I took a picture to show HBY again, and explained and said – there wasn’t that much space for me to correct. He looked at me like I was crazy and said – that’s PLENTY of room. Psh.

I do not look forward to the rest of the season….


March 15, 2010

I wanna be MADE

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina @ 6:05 am

A couple of weeks ago I was driving Pristina home from school and she was telling me that her school was hosting auditions for the show “Made” or whatever.  After she explained to me what it was, I told her that was cool and she should try out.  And then she asked me if I wanted to.  I laughed at her.  And she goes – oh, but you have to be between 16 and 25.  I was all – I can TOTALLY pass for 25, if not 24! 😉  And she goes – okay! What do you want to be? A guitarist, a singer? And I (half) jokingly said – I want to be MADE into a member of Muse! She looked at me all serious and said – you can’t do that…it can’t be something impossible.  rude

March 12, 2010

“I Can’t Believe I Used To….”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina @ 4:31 pm

…drive a bright orange 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle

…wear two pairs of different colored slouch socks at the same time. over different colored leggings. and a different colored top.

…wake up at 5am, drive to Sunnyvale (from Marina) for work, then to Oakland for hula practice ’til 11pm, then back to Marina to sleep for three hours before doing it all again

…think being 30-something was so old

…drink 3 triple-shot espresso drinks  a day. and sometimes a couple of red bulls in between.

…think Daphne was nerdy for stamping ;P

…sing along to Debbie Gibson songs

…buy 2 new pairs of shoes every week

…make my papa drive me to school when I lived 2 blocks away and he lived across town

…ditch school and forge notes from my mom…in middle school

…wake up at the crack of dawn so i could get to school early and play tetherball for hours before school started

…carry around a cell phone the size (and weight) of a brick

…think Grease 2 was such a cool movie

…drive around without a license…a lot…at 14 years old…

…get to the movie theater at 11am, buy one ticket then watch movies until 10pm

…wear rubber bracelets. and dangling earrings. and my hair about a foot high…

Inspired by Ewokmama

March 1, 2010

Had to share…

Filed under: Random — Christina @ 7:25 pm

Rally aims to make ‘retard’ new dirty word.

Had to share. I’m so bad. I say many times per day that I think something is (expletive) retarded. It’s so bad that my daughter says “are you retarded?” when she thinks you’ve done something dumb. I know it’s bad. I do try to control myself. Now what will I say??

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