Confessions of a Fauf

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Take a Gander

So has anyone a native to Santa Maria been to the new SM Library???? It is worth your time. You will walk through those double-doors and suddenly forget that you are in little ol' Santa Maria. Instead you'll think you're back in your college years, walking the halls of some prestigious university library. (even if you never attended a great university, you'll get the feeling of it). So let me just tell you a bit about this grand new structure where reading is bred.

A gift shop: you can buy a good book or even a good sheet of paper, which costs only 3 cents per sheet!

Cafe: you can order a cup of java or a bite of muffin, although I'm a little confused as to where to enjoy it b/c I don't think food and drink are allowed around the books...

Children's Section: there is a life-size fake tree that welcomes you, along with a mural that pictures children of all races reading books of all various sizes and stories.

Sitting: the whole library is dotted with collegial tables and broad chairs and mod lamps. Really the whole interior design is very chic meets university.

Location: it's right next door to the old library, so you don't have to get used to a new location, driving time, etc.

So what are you waiting for? Find your library card buried in the dark recesses of your wallet and zip on over to the new monumental library and for goodness' sake, READ!

PS I apologize for the little teacher-esque speech about reading, but I honestly can't help it. Even though I'm not in the classroom yet, I can't ignore my essence--I can smell construction paper and sharpened pencils and sweaty children in the air! The School Year has begun! So READ!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

All In the Neighborhood

Latest confession: I have great neighbors. I'm sure alot of you may have good neighbors as well, but hold off the praise till you hear about mine. Now I know you may think I'm over-reacting because I moved from a place with the worst neighbors ever in the worst neighborhood (c'mon, I lived behind a car wash, beside a garbage alley, sharing walls with noisy college boys who laughed till 4am!--And attempted to sing and play guitar!) SOOO...let me just tell you how great my neighbors are besides the fact that they are quiet and go to bed at a decent hour (actually, I'm not sure when they go to bed b/c they're so quiet and we don't share walls! Hooray!)

1. They share the garbage cost with us, along with their garbage cans (are they still called cans these days?)

2. They let us use their WIFI for FREE! They gave us their password and now I can blog to no end for no cost!

3. They gave me free ROXIE clothes! That's right! And they fit me perfectly and are exactly what I would have picked out for myself. So now I have about $200 worth of Roxie cuteness for the new school year...for free!

As of now, there are three great reasons that make my neighbors the best, and I am sure there will be many more to come....

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Comedy

I think there's been a major shift in TV comedy. The recent trend is very character driven with situations that result from these quirky characters. It's all very random and indy, but utterly hilarious. Let's consider 30 Rock, The Office, Arrested Development, and even How I Met Your Mother. Full of quirky ridiculous characters that affect equal situations. I'm watching FRIENDS right now, and while I'll always love them, I see how different the comedy is and how much it's changed. While FRIENDS has a lovable cast of characters, it's more situation driven. Situations that affect the characters, most comedy coming from one-linders delivered as opposed to ridiculous lines uttered by ridiculous characters. And let's not forget the new element of comedy in all these new shows: awkwardness! Anyways, I am enjoying the new trend in comedy immensely as I laugh at Kenneth the Page, or die over Dwight, or hold my sides over Michael Bluth's scooter-riding brother Job!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Still Here

In case you've been wondering if there have been any more confessions from Fauf, rest assured, there hasn't been much to her life except...WAITING! That's all Fauf does these days. Waiting for the Olympics to finish up so she can get back to America's Got Talent. Waiting to read what happens to the characters in her series that she's engrossed in at the moment. Waiting for that crockpot dinner to cook. Waiting for the mass of bees to vacate the tree they're huddled on. Waiting for a good movie to come out like House Bunny. Waiting to see how Michael Bluth will deal with his crazy family in Arrested Development. Waiting for Toey to say his first word (let's hope it's Fauf). And most annoyingly so, waiting to hear what her life will be about this fall (still no news on a job this fall). So I am sorry if this blog bores you, but you will have to join Fauf in WAITING for a more exciting one...

Friday, August 08, 2008

Keep Those Inhalers Ready

Time for another blog. What is Fauf's Confession this week? Well, let me just start by confessing that the olympics are now upon us and I believe our TV-watching life will be affected for quite some time. I was reading a schedule of the olympics. It's kinda ridiculous. Table Tennis (which is a proper noun for ping-pong) lasts TWELVE hours (5am to 5pm)! Can you imagine 12 hours of ping-pong? I don't recall the muscular Greeks training for 4 years to compete on a ping-pong table on Mount Olympia! (but the mental image that comes to mind is really funny...go ahead and try it!) Anyways, there are plenty of other sporting events to indulge in. But honestly, I'll just be waiting for the athletes to go into fits of asthma attacks due to the poor air quality. And if that's the case, then I'll bet the only athletes able to carry on for the gold will be those "Table Tennis" aka ping-pong players because they'll be indoors! I guess I better stop joshing them because they may be the only sporting event that will be airing when everything else is cancelled due to athletes being put on oxygen tanks. All in all, I am very excited about the Olympics...probably more so about the opening ceremonies. So here's to those moments when the world unites over displays of great courage, strength, and stamina at the track, pool, and yes, ping-pong tables.