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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Snake on the loose, glad to be alive, and HOP

The new commercial for Panda Express where the pandas are dressed as pirates--freaks me out.

As many of you know, I am terrified of snakes. Recently a cobra, yes a cobra, escaped from the Bronx Zoo. Last night I actually couldn't sleep because I was seriously afraid that the cobra would somehow end up in my house. Yes, I am 39 years old and I thought a snake could travel 2500 miles to Long Beach and enter my home to kill me. Every single time I heard a noise.....I turned on my lights to see if it was the cobra. I guess they still haven't found it. Another sleepless night indeed.

I am reconnecting with dear friends. Today I got to hang out with Jen Reed. It was invigorating. She's pretty amazing.

I really want to take a trip to Texas to see my friends Devona and Sue.  I've know Devona for nearly 35 years and Sue for over 25. I miss them so I hope I can arrange a trip very soon.

Quotes of the week:
 "Rejection is God's protection." Jen Reed
Me: "What will I say if she calls?" Jamie: "You'll say what the fuck do you want!?" "Not everyone has a soul TJ." I heart you Jamie. Thanks for the pep talk.

The new movie Hop opens on Friday and I cannot wait to go see it. I totally identify with that rabbit. I'm hoping my little friend Ellie will go see it with me.

I LOVE the song Written in the Stars by Tinie Tempah. If you haven't heard it, you should check it out. His name is pretty awesome too.

Myriam KEEPS selling out of her books. Her tour is going great. She's found her calling and I'm honored to be able to be a part of it.

So I received an award for professor of the month at Chapman. I'm super proud of this.

Many of you have given me so much support over the last several months. I could not have gotten this far without it. Just three months ago I was seriously contemplating suicide. I look back now and realize that that would have been a very bad decision--especially considering why I was so despondent. It would not have been worth it. Believe me. Since then, I have grown so much as a person and am actually grateful for the pain that I had to go through. I faced it, felt it, and learned. Believe it or not, I'm even grateful for the person that brought on so much of that pain. Though I was not given the opportunity to face her--and even though she lied to make me look bad--I still learned. We can even learn psycho evil I guess. All I know now is that I have an amazing partner, amazing friends, a wonderful family, great students, a bright future, a sharp mind, and a pretty sexy body:) I'm finding my center and I really like it. Thanks so much everyone. It's the little things that add up to the big.

3 months ago I wanted to I am learning to drum, laughing everyday, and receiving awards for my talents. Never give up people. NEVER.

That's it. I'm tired and I need to go look for the snake. The funny thing is.....if I ever saw a snake in my house I would just die immediately from fright. Tomorrow--time with Karen, teach, massage, and a meeting. My life kinda rocks.


  1. I knew once I saw the title to this blog, I was going to enjoy it ;)


  2. See ... you should go into my Condo and meet Ivan. The mostest, nicest snake EVER. He would help you to not be afraid of them :P

  3. Hiss...I think Long Beach is lovely...hiss...oh this is a beautiful blue house...hiss...I think I'll curl up under this blue sofa...hiss

  4. the Brooklyn Cobra also has a twitter account. :)

  5. "We can even learn from psycho evil." True! I'm happy that you are "finding our center." Stay happy! :) You're a wonderful person and a GREAT friend. *hugs*

  6. ooops, I meant "your" Damn it! Bad English teacher! LOL!

  7. you're an amazing person, tj! I am so glad that you have made it through and have become a stronger person! the world needs more people like you :).