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All entries for 2006
12/26/2006: My 3 day weekend.

12/23/2006: Gift giving.

12/22/2006: Mind of Mencia


12/16/2006: Where have I been?

12/09/2006: Only the minimum.

12/08/2006: untitled

12/07/2006: untitled

12/05/2006: Public restroom experience.

12/04/2006: Closer to my goal!

12/02/2006: Baffled.

12/01/2006: Where has my week gone?

12/01/2006: Why me?

11/30/2006: Wash your hands.

11/28/2006: Something is very wrong...

11/25/2006: Do you dream in different languages?

11/22/2006: Sex, deception and Taiwanese vs. Japanese.

11/22/2006: Psychos, houses and mother-in-laws who can be considered psycho.

11/20/2006: Big trucks + me driving = 90% change of accident

11/17/2006: Blogmad.net

11/16/2006: WTF!

11/15/2006: Angel and Vic Zhou

11/15/2006: Vengeance is best served slow.

11/14/2006: There needs to be a time limit rule...

11/13/2006: Mars.

11/10/2006: Where is the rain!

11/09/2006: The cleaning ninja!

11/08/2006: Confession is good for the soul.

11/07/2006: Over priced movies and kids.

11/06/2006: Marie Antoinette.

11/03/2006: Uneasiness

11/02/2006: Dirty looks...

11/02/2006: Menopause Fairy where are you?

11/01/2006: WOOT!!

10/31/2006: All in a name...

10/31/2006: I feel the love!

10/30/2006: Personal space.

10/29/2006: Finally done!

10/29/2006: Password protected recipe.

10/28/2006: Almost there.

10/27/2006: Appropriate gifts.

10/27/2006: untitled

10/26/2006: Behold the power of QVC!

10/25/2006: Do you want fries with that?

10/24/2006: Random thoughts.

10/20/2006: Fickle and can’t seem to learn...

10/18/2006: I want...

10/13/2006: Finding happiness in hectic times.

10/11/2006: Being responsible SUCKS!!

10/04/2006: And then there was none...

09/30/2006: Only to be single...

09/22/2006: Free at last!

09/14/2006: My mom always did tell me not to stare at people...

09/12/2006: Manga, homeless, Jun <3 and lack of sleep.

09/10/2006: Karma.

09/07/2006: His ears must have been burning.

09/06/2006: Bangs head against wall...

08/31/2006: Hot water.

08/22/2006: No pain, no gain!

08/17/2006: Mixed feelings...

08/15/2006: Buyer beware and why I dislike UPS!

08/09/2006: Hobo Stew.

08/07/2006: Oh to be so close and yet so far away...

08/06/2006: "I long for you." It's a compound of love with zero impurities.

08/05/2006: In need of a maid...anyone willing to work for free?

08/04/2006: Say WHAT?!

08/03/2006: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho…Back to work I go!

08/02/2006: Is there a doctor in the house?

01/29/2007 12:31 PM
So alike and yet so different.

I am my mother’s daughter and proof that when it comes to adoption it’s the environment and not the genes that makes a child who they are. We have always taken pride in that fact actually. Growing up my mom has supported me in her own way. Looking back I see things she said or did that did keep me from pursuing things I liked to do, but back then I didn’t think much about it. I mean considering she gave in to almost any whim I had and the fact I changed my mind on what hobby I liked the most so often I understand why she said what she did. She wanted me to focus while I wanted it all. XD I wanted to do everything. I wanted to learn everything. I wanted to be everything. Growing up my thought was always “Why settle for less then perfect?” If I couldn’t do it perfectly, or damn close, then why do it at all?

One of my favorite hobbies when I was little was drawing. It didn’t matter what it was, but later on I found more joy and interest in technical drawings then in people, flowers, etc. For years I thought I was going to be an architect. When I see a floor plan I can visualize what it will look like and the flow of the house. My mom of course supported me and bought me all of the supplies and templates I ever needed. I was ecstatic when she gave me my first furniture template that had the different sizes of pianos on it. PIANOS!! I was in awe, and I still have them for when I draw floor plans to relax and for fun. One of my very favorite things I got to do at my last job was when we were going through S5 (It’s a way to streamline your living and work space from Japan except they only need S4 since the last S is to repeat the process.) and ISO. Because of this I was going to get to change my work station, something I’d been asking for when I started to help assemble. They gave me some graph paper and I got to make drawings of how I wanted my work station, but it had to be within reason and had to help with both ISO and S5. The look on their faces when I asked for measuring tape was priceless. So was the look when I gave them the drawings I made a couple days later. XD I love being able to shock people since it rarely happens.

This brings me to what this blog is about. My mom bought a book with house floor plans you can buy. It has a picture of what the house could look like. My mom looks at the picture of the house first and then the floor plan. I told her she’s doing it wrong. The look of the house can change so she needs to look at the floor plan and see what she likes about the house and then the picture of the house. We of course got into a fight about it. It seems she can’t do that. She can’t pick out what she likes and doesn’t like in a house. This really confuses me since how can someone not do that? It’s so easy for me. What rooms do you want or would use the most? Do you want an open floor plan with many areas you can see to other rooms or down stairs or do you prefer walls to decrease the noise factor? Do you plan to entertain or maybe you have a large extended family where you’d want a large dinning room, living room, etc. Everyone has some sort of an idea...right? She can’t see it though, she just knows she does or doesn’t like it. She can’t answer the questions since she doesn’t know what is in store in the future. This is the same reason why she has a Mazda 6 instead of a Mazda 3 like I told her she should buy. <_<

After she showed me a floor plan she liked, but was too big, and I showed her how she could have it changed to more of what she wanted; 1500 sq ft, 2 master bedrooms, 1 reg. bedroom with bath and two porches. She just gave me a look like I pulled a million bucks from behind her ear. She then said she wanted to keep the extra bedroom above the garage to rent out. I reminded her that to rent out a bedroom it should have a bathroom and a private entrance. I then suggested an architect so she could talk about what she’s looking for, but of course she doesn’t know so she doesn’t want to “bother” anyone. Needless to say it bugged me that I was pretty much getting no where and after a while I left her to look it over. I know in the end though I’ll end up doing a rough sketch of what she’d probably like so she can go to an architect that will make her something that will fit her needs and needs of someone who will buy the house in the future. I left her frustrated and realizing that in many ways we really aren’t the same like I always thought growing up. She was always so artistic when I was growing up so I thought she could see what I do, but I guess not. Maybe this is why she took me around when looking at models?


Wow.. If Katrina did become an architect, there might not be all the things you're doing today! 0.0 I don't want to think about it. Anyway, moms can be supportive and yet be a hedge you need to jump across to reach something.. Go and help her with the sketch, she can always have another opinion to think about.
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