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You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when??? And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, insert your own answers, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One word answers are lame so don't be lame.

1. first name

Florentino Joseph. My father's name is Florentino and my mom's is Josephine. I'm lucky that my parents aren't major fobs and strayed from the stereotypical naming device of amalgation: if so, my name would have been Floresph or Josentino. Like, ick!

2. age

I have a problem with saying my age outloud, but *bites bullet* I'm going to be 28 in January. I'm a bit upset at how old I am and where my life is financially. I never expected to return to school so late in the game, but then again I never expected to go back to school either, much less to do a 180 and major in art. I'm happy with who I am, and I've achieved a lot and done so much, but I really thought I'd have settled down into a quiet, oblivious old man life by now. Oh well. C'est la vie.

3. location

Los Angeles. Yes, I do live in the actual city of Los Angeles. I live near the Staples Center, so the freeway is always shit, but I'm so used to L.A. traffic it doesn't even phase me. I don't even realize that I sit in traffic for an hour+ on the way home cuz it has become so routine. I've lived all over L.A. county and the Inland Empire, and I moved out of my parents' house practically as soon as I got my first degree at 21.

4. occupation

Technically, I'm a student, but I am a licensed bartender, events coordinator and an executive assistant. I feel so Jamaican saying that (Hey, Mon!), but I am employed part time for some very flexible and incredible people. School supercedes all things--otherwise, I'd be working my 50 hours and pullin' that good ol' cheddar.

5. partner

I'm dating somebody. We don't talk about love, but it is there and we're happy. I think that's all that matters. We both came from complicated LTRs, so we enjoy what we have. People seem to have a problem with our relationship, but they can suck it. Its good for me for where I am now and it works.

6. kids

No kids of my own yet, but I have, like, eight godchildren and countless nieces and nephews. In the Filipino culture, your cousins' kids are your nieces and nephews, though I know scientifically the designation is reserved solely for your immediate siblings' offspring. But that's just dumb. I love all my little monsters. I've mannied for a number of my cousins at one point or another. I'd like kids when I could afford a big house and plenty of [everything] for them.

7. brothers/sisters

I am the oldest of three boys. We're all in our mid-20s, so its not like I have kid brothers or anything. I'm the tallest too! W00t.

8. pets

No pets, but I would like a dog when I have the time to care for it. I grew up with seven dachsaunds, so I'm a big dog person.

9. 3-5 biggest things going on right now

- Portfolio building: I'm applying for some super expensive art/fashion schools, so I'm working on projects that will hopefully land me some uberawesome scholarships. I need free education because there's no way I'm gonna be able to swing 75K to finish school.

- Painting: My 9:30 Tu/Th class is kicking my ass. I worked too slow in the beginning, but now I can do the sketch on the canvas in less than 20, and get a rough base down in less than an hour. I'm impressing myself nowadays, but I'm pushing hard as fuck so I'm good enough for Life Painting next semester.

- Reroots: I'm a dolly head hoarder so I decided to thin out my stash and reroot like a madman. I plan to do a mass sale/purge before the semester ends so I can get rid of all these pretty thing I'm probably never gonna get around to enjoying. Might as well make pretty and ship out than let in linger in a cardboard box in the closet. Biggest challenge? FR heads. OMG! But Dominique is already looking like a stunner!

- Stomach flu: As of today, I'm on day two of a stomach flu. It's not too bad thankfully, but it's enough to be annoyingly debilitating. I hate feeling like a helpless baby. Thankfully my nurse of a honey agreed to make me wonton soup today.

- My weight: I finished a ten-day bout with the Master Cleanse (that lemonade detox Beyonce did for Dreamgirls) at the start of this month. It was a bitch reacquainting myself with food. I lost 22 lbs., but I lost a lot of muscle mass. I haven't gone back to the gym yet because of 10 hour days at school, so I feel kinda flabby. Good for me I haven't weakened cuz then I'd really be screwed. This stomach flu scares me because I don't want to lose any more weight at this point...I don't think my body can handle it.

10. parents

My parents live in Seattle. I used to be BFF status with my mom, but she's caught up in work stuff so I keep my distance. We talk occasionally, but I'm a little bitter toward the two of them. They're in their midlife crisis stages so they act rather obnoxiously and spend like money's going out of style. I wish they could help me and my brother (the one that moved back down here) out a little because they can swing it. But they don't. I can't blame them, it's entirely their prerogative, so whatever, but when you have two sons struggling, you can't break them off a little something? I don't feel entitled to it at all, by no means, I just know they could help but choose not to. C'mon, you know you could because you just a bought ANOTHER new Rolex, Dad. LOL

11. closest friends

I have tons of close friends. Off the top of my head? My bffs Jhay, Christian and the ever-absent Alfred. My girls Khoe, Joner, Jaime, Jocelyn, Lea, Paula, Jess, Ronnie, Jan and Alba. And then there's my scene gays that are always there to boost my confidence by telling me I'm pretty. I'm uberclose with my cousins as well, so that tacks on another 25 people I can talk to intimately at any given time. There are two people that started as e-friends, but have since become good friends I simply haven't had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with: I've been friends with Andrea since the virginal days of MWD and Charles before the Secret Messages body! On LJ, I don't think I'm *that* close to anybody, but I count Riddley50, nevraforever, HippolytaHero, wellermade, bonsly, David and Anthony (EDIT: AND AARON, OMG TOTALLY FORGOT!!))as people I'd like to hang out with some day, and have fun, gutbusting dinners with since we've shared some fun banter at some point or another.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 23rd, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Fun times fun times. Are you on Facebook btw? I wish I had more of my LJ friends on FB. lol
Nov. 23rd, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
I could add you. I forgot you had a facebook.
Nov. 24th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Add me too!
Nov. 24th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Duh, bitch. You went and got a man and forgot all about your BB. LOL Search under my full name.
Nov. 24th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
bitch idk ur last name
Nov. 23rd, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
oh, ok. I'm good enough to stalk, but not to hand out with? *dramatic sob*

That is a bit annoying about your parents, but whatever, right? And 28 isn't old at all. It's nice that you're living your dreams! is it fun being a bartender?
Nov. 24th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Oh, hush! *pats your head*

Yes, my parents are just plain odd. I stopped trying to understand them a long, long time ago.

I know I'm not old, I'm just...slightly disappointed with my status. I thought I'd be further along at this point. *sigh*

Dreams no longer--they're all goals now! It's exhilarating living outloud, working toward things I never thought would be afforded to me. I work like each day is the last because this is my good fortunate, no matter how broke or tired I get.

Bartending is fun at times, but I'm not in love with it any more. It's the easiest work in the world, but cheap drunks really make the geddo come out of me.
Nov. 24th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
i want to try that diet!!!

we would all have a blast hanging out together. we're all retarded!! hahahaha!!

you're so fabulous.

Nov. 24th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
I hated it. I don't regret it and wouldn't recommend it, but it did get me to stop smoking, so I can't complain. That and the fact that all my clothes look good on me again. LOL

Much hilarity would ensue. Lots of shopping, eating, dranking, and shit talking, but lots of laughs on top of it all.

Me? Fab? Awww....
Nov. 24th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
I realized recently that you're the person I'd most like to play dollies with, and more so now that I know you'd have no problems with Conrad 'helping'...
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
*squeaks* awww flo - you just made me go all blushy and happy by mentionin lil ole me! *beams* I shall now be a giddy girl all evening. Lovin your posts as always. x
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