Sunday, December 11, 2005

At home, finally! =D

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Introducing our new Alaskan Klee Kai puppy! (Still no name... any suggestions?)

I'm too cute for words.

Messing with my food.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

virago \vuh-RAH-go; vuh-RAY-go\, noun:
1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.
Interesting how this word can mean two completely different things. One negative meaning, one positive (and such complete opposites)! Haha. I guess it just isn't that easy to compliment a woman. =D

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Newark, NJ (08.02.2005 - 08.05.2005)
Brian went on a business trip in Newark (Parsippany, to be exact), so I tagged along since our two year anniversary was that weekend. I hung out in the hotel while he was at work during the day. It was... not so entertaining. I spent most of the time watching movies on my laptop or sleeping =P We also discovered that nearly every restaurant in New Jersey sells mozzarella sticks (even McDonald's -- 4 for $1 on the dollar menu!). Even cooler, McDonald's had a 5-piece mcnugget choice on the dollar menu! Anyhow, that's about all we gathered about New Jersey. We went to White Castle, too. It was my first time there; I thought the mini burgers were SO cute! As we were on our way back to the New Jersey airport to return the rental car, we got a flat in the middle of Newark. Seriously a ghetto that compares to South Central. Brian was still in hiw work wear, so he had to change in the backseat before he could mess with the tire as he didn't want to look like he was a sucker waiting to get mugged. Finally, we were able to return the car and be on our way.

New York, NY (08.05.2005 - 08.07.2005)
After the car fiasco in Newark, we were ready to go to bed once we reached my sister's apartment in Manhattan. But I was hungry, so we walked around and ate at a cute Japanese place. I had a mushroom salad and some soba; Brian had some cold-style ramen. Then we headed back and had a nice, deserved rest. Saturday was supposed to be our pseudo-anniversary since we'd both be flying the next day, which was our official anniversary. We walked around 5th Avenue and Union Square. Brian bought a Reggie Miller photo at the NBA store, which I will reluctantly allow him to put up in our room (as long as I can get a Kobe picture). Then we had lunch with my sister and her boyfriend, Jon. We hung out for a bit, played some Star Wars Legos (or something like that) on Xbox. Brian and I had to wait until 11:15pm to eat dinner because that was the only time they had left at Babbo's. Dinner turned out to be decent, but nothing special. Then we walked around Washington Square Park. It was still satisfying. The next morning, we did a rushed tour of The Metropolitan Museum (saw the Matisse collection and some really cool arms and armors). As we were making our way to the museum, Brian decided that he didn't want to carry around a book he had just bought, so he hid it behind a bush in Central Park and said we'd pick it up on our way back. I was skeptical, but it was still there in the end and it all worked out. Then we headed back to the Newark airport where we parted ways -- me towards San Francisco, CA and Brian towards Richmond, VA.

San Francisco, CA (08.08.2005 - Present)
So I've been working full-time for a little over a week now. It sucks! I mean, the work is fine, but 8 hour days are so exhausting! I wake up at 6:30am so that I can be in by 9:00am (living so far away from work is not too fun). Then I get back some time between 6:30pm-7:00pm. This gives me enough time to figure out what I want to eat, eat, and then watch TV for about half an hour. Then I have to go to sleep and repeat the cycle. Geez. I feel so old going to sleep so early. I don't know how you keep a social life on this schedule! Besides for that, I think things are going well. I've met a whole bunch of new people (that seem nice) and I'm getting to know the company a little better (and I like it even more!). For those of you that don't know, I am working as a Technology Analyst at BGI (Barclays Global Investors). They are an investment managing firm (and pretty damn good at it, too) headquartered in San Francisco, with offices all over the world. As the training continues, I learn more about the company and realize how much more I need to learn and how much more I'd like to know. So far, so good. We'll see how I feel once I actually start working in my team and getting some hands-on experience.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Tari likes to think that she "buries" her belongings into random places in the house. The other day, she tried to bury her Greenie (dog treat) under my comforter. Today, she tried to bury her bone under the sofa cushion. Lookie!

Tari's bone

Somewhat hidden...

See it under the cushion?

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Monday, May 23, 2005

Have you seen Tari? =P

Me and Tari =D

Brian and Tari

Friday, May 13, 2005

We got our dog! We named her Tari, which is short for Nefertari, the Egyptian queen of Ramses II. He called her "the most beautiful" and "the one for whom the sun shines." =D Tari is so adorable! The name fits well.

Friday, April 29, 2005

I want this dog! =D
Our new apartment is finally ready! I'm so happy we can get a dog! I really want to adopt the one pictured above. She's currently being cared for by a no-kill shelter organization, AHAN. Her name is Pretty, which we would like to change if she isn't already too attached to it. If we can't get her, I suppose we would have to go to other shelters to find another dog. We'd prefer to rescue an animal as opposed to just buying one.
Also on a good note, I FINALLY got a job offer from BGI. I'm excited to be there and I get a whole two months off before I start. Tammy's getting old! Starting a full-time job in the fall! =P

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Spent yet another weekend in Vegas. I think they're taking too much of my money. =[ Brian and I went to celebrate my sister's birthday, so it's okay. Above is a preview of pictures we've taken. Click here to see more!

Me and my sister before clubbing @ Rain

Monday, April 18, 2005

Brian's "new" car! -- 1990 Nissan 300ZX TT

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Pictures from the Las Vegas trip for Breynan's birthday!

Brian and me at Rain

Breynan and Elder @ N9ne Steakhouse

Monday, April 04, 2005

Me 'n' Brian at the ASUC ball.

Holly 'n' me at the ASUC ball.

Ed 'n' Holly at the ASUC ball.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Awww... look at Pommie!

Pommie looking cute =D

A little past dusk from my balcony

Monday, March 28, 2005

I spent the weekend in Vegas celebrating Breynan's birthday. We were supposed to get in on Thursday, as it was a Thursday-Saturday event. We ended up getting there on Friday, so we missed Ghostbar on Thursday. On Friday, we went to Pure at Caesar's Palace, the "new" hottest nightclub in Vegas. We had a VIP table, but they put us on the top floor, which was actually outdoors. Cold! On Saturday night, we had dinner at N9ne Steak House, followed by clubbing at Rain. Breynan had rented out the entire stage above the bar area, so we all had our own space to drink, dance, and people watch. Breynan certainly knows how to throw a celebration! It also helps to know the right people in Vegas. =]

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I interviewed with Barclays Global Investors today. I had a behavioral phone interview yesterday and a technical phone interview today. When I had applied for the position, I was asked to fill out a questionnaire about where I would rank certain computer skills. The choices included "no experience," "beginner," "intermediate," and "advanced." Most of the skills, I had selected "beginner" or "intermediate." But under Java, I had selected "advanced." Today, during my technical interview, the hiring manager says to me, "I'm not trying to diss you, but what makes you think you're advanced in Java?" I felt so stupid. =[
Haha. It's rather amusing in retrospect. Plus, I got called in for an in-person, all-day event interview on-site in San Francisco. So cross your fingers for me. =P

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

I stole this from the American Idol site (it's funny)!
'Anthony raves about the positive fortune cookies he’s been receiving, believing they’re a sign of positive fate. I know he’s young and all, but does he think negative fortune cookies exist? “You are a miserable person. Babies hate you instinctively. Lucky numbers: None for you.”'
And then you do the fortune cookie game: "You are a miserable person... in bed. Babies hate you instinctively... in bed." Muahaha! But seriously, there ARE negative fortune cookies. Once I got something like, "Innocence lost can never be regained." I mean, that's not very nice!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

I went clubbing in San Francisco last Friday. There are some sleazy guys out there:
Random guy: What do you want to do when you grow up?
Me: Uhhh... I am grown up.
Random guy: [Looks me up and down] Girl, you all kinds of grown up.
Me: Uhhh... ew. [Walk away]
So I was listening to the lyrics to "Where My Girls At?" (old song, I know) and I was thinking about why you'd be pissed off at another girl for hitting on your man.
"Don't you violate me
Cuz I'mma make ya hate me
If you decide to mess with mine
Shrunk you down to size
Make ya realized
You done messed up this time"
Because if you really think about it, you should be pissed off at your man (if he's reacting to her). If she's doing it because she thinks he's hot, then it just means you have similar taste. But if he's reacting to it, then he's not thinking of you and being a shithead. Don't have a piss fit with the girl, put your man in his place!

Monday, January 17, 2005

Over winter break at Brian's house
James (Brian's stepdad): Tammy, do you want some salad with that steak?
Me: Yeah, I do. (Walk over to the salad bowl in the kitchen) I'd like something non-brown on my plate; it just looks healthier.
Breynan (Brian's brother): Yeah, I'm like you. I like to have non-brown things on my plate, also.
Me: Haha. I like a little color in my life.
Breynan: Haha. Obviously.
Heh heh. That was pretty amusing.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Brian 'n' me at a taqueria

Dinner in San Jose

Mmmm... rabbit dinner

Me 'n' Stacey at a sports bar

Robert 'n' me after Korean tofu

Brian and his nephew, BJ

Our stockings

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

This is the bathroom I come home to. [Notice that MY towel is on the floor...]