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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
3:06 pm
happy belated birthday to
isabeau10! I hope you have a great one. Hugs.
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
10:27 am
Happy birthday to
bigvinne! I hope you have a great year, and get great poker hands :)
Monday, November 17th, 2008
7:57 am
Happy birthday to
hogarthhughes! I hope you have a great year! Hugs.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
8:21 am
Ghost Town movie review
This movie is billed as a romantic comedy. There definitely is romance there, there definitely is comedy there, just not totally hilarious, or totally romantic. It's more British humor, and dealing with death issues as well. It's a good movie, just not entirely what I was expecting. I would say see this as a Matinee.
Monday, September 8th, 2008
10:51 am
from soojaebi
I guess this goes along with the food post I just did...I kept the ones in there I had NO Idea what they were as possibilities....but I reserve the right to change my mind once I find out what they are ;)

Omnivore's 100 foods

Here are the instructions if you’d like to participate:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at Very Good Taste linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush (at least i think so)
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin (medicine)
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini

73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef

86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
1:29 pm
Saturday, June 17th, 2006
12:31 pm
VHS tape giveaway
This is a list, and I apologize to some of you as this is cross-postend, but I wanted to make sure you got this, of VHS tapes that we have and are giving away. This is First-come, first-serve basis. We will send out a 2nd posting with what is left. Whatever is leftover we are not keeping and will removed from our house.

Thank you. :)

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Monday, April 17th, 2006
1:29 pm
what kind of car are you
Poifect! :)

I'm a Lotus Elise!

You believe in maximum performance and minimum baggage. You like to travel light and fast, hit the corners hard, and dance like there's no tomorrow.

"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Monday, April 3rd, 2006
9:18 am
Happy Birthday
I don't know if he is going to read this, but Happy Birthday dethtonge! :)
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
9:12 am
Travel question
This is not a sarcastic question, I really would like to know..because I am too much of a planner myself and don't see how I personally could afford doing trips like this, so I am envious/admiring of the people who can. As a note, I get paid once a month, so I have to allot money to certain things (for example, some of my play money is going towards any friend's birthday between april 14th and may 14th, anniversary, specific trips planned, mother's day, etc.).

How do you plan for a spontaneous vacation? Does one just spend the play money you have for that paycheck, and then scramble for plane tickets? Do you just say let's go next weekend no matter what's going on, or do you plan out farther in advance like that?

Really, I really do want to know...because I am such a planner it's hard for me to see it other ways sometimes...
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
8:32 am
Dog and Kennel stuff
-You know you are at our kennel when you not only have to go by zebras and emus to get to the place where they house the dogs, but the woman coming to take care of you had to first put down the baby baboon in the back..and who now is angry at not being taken care of and you can hear making noise in the office.

-You know you have a malamute when you ask the people to give him a bath, and you ask how the bath went, and they say this, "Fine, but he may be still a little wet, (pause) as 7 hours just still isn't enough'. Yeah, that's a malamute for you.
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
8:24 pm
Southern California trip
We have a favorite hotel in Southern California that we go to...and it's right on the Ocean. It's where we went for our first ever vacation, as well as where we got engaged. We try to stay on the same side all the time, the pool side, so we get a great view of the ocean and the view of the pool at the same time. Needless to say we were looking forward to our vacation.

We left on Thursday a little later than we had thought we were going to leave..and due to Los Angeles traffic got into Southern California around 6 PM or so. We checked in, found that our 'normal' place where we get our room was being renovated, so we got upgraded complimentary to a different part of the hotel...where we were really right on the water. We got unpacked, and then ready for dinner...which was the restaurant with the hotel, and was right on the water (it's a theme-grin). We made reservations for Friday and Saturday evening after dinner, as we knew it was going to be busy. Did I mention they have a turn down elf? :) That is so awesome.

Friday, we woke up to the Ocean just crashing away ...mmmm, great sleep..I wish all my sleep was that refreshing..we were getting ready and was watching the ocean on the balcony and saw....fins in the ocean, like about 50-100 yards out. We watched for a while, and it turned out to 4 dolphins swimming around. I took some pictures, I hope they come out. Anyway, we went to breakfast, (mmmm...fresh OJ) then we went to Newport Beach and Costa Mesa for the malls and shopping...and looking at koi fish. We then went back to Laguna Beach and shopped around that area..just relaxing and enjoying the weather. We had lunch at Pasta Pomodoro's version in So Cal, and then shopped some more. We then went back to the room, relaxed for a while, then went to dinner, then came back to the turn down service, and relaxed and went to bed. Oh and I called my dad for his birthday.

Saturday, we woke up, did a little run on the beach for exercise, then took a shower, had breakfast...and realized it was getting gray and foggy. We spent the afternoon in the room listening to the waves crash on the beach, watching Gladiator on the laptop, reading a book out loud, and just enjoying the day. We went to the gift shop and did some shopping there too. We had dinner again at the hotel, again turn-down, and just went back to reading and relaxing before bed. I called my brother for his birthday and wished him good luck for the draft.

Sunday, we got up early, packed a little, had breakfast, packed some more, and then got out the door, to come back in the afternoon.

Good vacation. :)
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
9:45 am
Almost out the door, but not quite..while I'm still here, let me update on the sports thing.

-Fantasy Hockey-I'm in 4th at the moment in my league

-Fantasy March Madness-Doing okay,not great. North Carolina losing did not help me at all. Still, go Duke!

Oh and if anyone is interested, I read in the Merc yesterday that 2007 tickets for the final four at HP Pavilion go on sale tomorrow.

-Fantasy Baseball-Last year, I was in my own separate league and got help from my brother. This year, I got into the same league as my dad and brother, so no help this year from them, as it is quite competitive. The draft they set up is for Sunday..they like to sit in front of the computer for hours doing it..I just set up an auto-draft so that I don't have to be there for it, which is good, because I won't even be in town.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
10:07 pm
Wednesday night/noodles
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...

We went to jeffercine and cekyr0's house for a while, having dinner and hanging out and having a relaxing time. We had to go home early, due to the fact that we hadn't packed yet for Southern California.

Did I mention that we are going on vacation tomorrow? :)

Tonight, packing. Tomorrow, falling asleep to the sound of the Ocean right outside our hotel. Mmmmmm....

Oh, noodles-This is to anyone out there but a nudge to k_magic as we mentioned it to him, Shirataki noodles are the noodles they say are low in fat and carbs ...and thought of as very chewy. Just wondering if anyone out there that we know has heard about them and had them.
4:06 pm
Memes-taken from scaryshari
The "I Fear" Meme
Mark an X to indicate anything you're afraid of (or uncomfortable with). And of course, if you choose to do this meme, remove the X from anything that doesn't apply to you. :)

[X] the dark
[ ] staying single
[ ] getting married
[ ] being a parent
[X] giving birth
[ ] being myself in front of others
[X] open spaces (some, especially when rock climbing)
[ ] closed spaces
[X] heights (some)
[ ] cats
[ ] dogs
[ ] birds
[X] spiders and/or other insects
[X] driving or being in cars
[ ] flying
[ ] being put to sleep (anesthesia)
[ ] flowers or other plants
[ ] being touched
[ ] fire
[ ] water
[ ] the ocean
[ ] pools
[ ] failure
[ ] success
[ ] germs (Shari's note: I'm not obsessive about germs; I just don't want to pass anything on to my ailing dad)
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[X] mice/rats
[ ] jumping from high places
[ ] snow
[ ] rain
[ ] wind
[ ] cemeteries
[ ] clowns
[X] large crowds
[ ] demons or evil
[ ] crossing bridges
[X] death
[ ] Hell
[ ] Heaven
[X] being robbed
[X] being sexually assaulted
[ ] men
[ ] women
[X] having great responsibility
[X] doctors, including dentists
[ ] tornadoes
[X] hurricanes
[ ] being punished
[X] diseases/serious illnesses
[X] snakes
[X] sharks
[X] poverty
[ ] Friday the 13th
[ ] ghosts
[ ] Halloween
[ ] aliens
[ ] school
[ ] trains or railroads
[ ] fear
[ ] being alone
[X] losing my friends
[X] being blind
[X] being deaf
[X] becoming senile
[ ] growing up
[ ] crowds
[ ] violence

The "Have You Ever Done?" Meme!
The concept is the same (duh) as the first meme, only this time you mark anything you've ever done, no matter when it was in your life.

( ) Smoked a cigarette
( ) Drank so much you threw up
( ) Crashed a friend's car
( ) Stolen a car
(X) Been in love
(X) Been dumped
( ) Shoplifted
( ) Been laid off/fired
( ) Quit your job
( ) Been in a fist fight
( ) Snuck out of your parent's house.
( ) Snuck into your parent's house.
(X) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) Been arrested
(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Lied to a friend (I thought it was for their own good at the time,...totally bit me in the end though) (this was 10 years ago)
(X) Skipped school
(X) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Europe
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been lost
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Felt like dying
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
( ) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with only coins
( ) Made prank phone calls
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Made a bonfire on the beach
( ) Crashed a party
(X) Gone roller-skating
(X) Gone Ice-skating
12:25 pm
Doctor's office
I went and saw a doctor today for a follow-up on my stomach/regurg issues. He had told me before that we had to see if the medication did its job, and before this visit, I had to stop taking it the week before to see whether the issue was still there or not. It was, and I told him that. He said that I will need to take the medication forever basically, unless there are some serious issues while I'm still taking the medication. So, I have a box full of this stuff, a prescription until next March, and then I see him then. At least no surgery. Yay for me.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
3:57 pm
Political quiz (taken from cekyr0
I am happy with my results.

You are a

Social Liberal
(68% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(36% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
8:34 am
High school equiv exam
I have been looking with horror and speculation at the new equivalency test they are giving seniors before they graduate. They might have the credits, but if they don't pass the test, they won't pass high school. That just gives me, personally, the chills...as I really do badly on tests in general, but specifically high school. I was lucky to graduate from high school, and I know it. I wanted to give up and just forget it, and my mom had to tell me that A-just see about getting your diploma at least, and then B-I realized a librarian needs to have a master's degree in order to be a librarian...so that idea was out. My whole graduation was based on Chemistry class, and I was lucky to get a C. I had a great lab partner, otherwise I would have been lost. I did poorly on my SATs, so I barely got into college as it was. I would have NEVER graduated from high school if the equivalency exam was in effect at the time, no matter how hard I studied. I am happy I went to high school when I did I guess.

Monday, March 20th, 2006
1:13 pm
Movie annoyance test (taken from jeffercine)
Totally Unannoying
Look at you! You scored 0!
Let me just say, you are a complete joy to go to the movies with. It was quite nice seeing this film with you. In fact, you are so unannoying, that I'm sure that *I* was annoying YOU. Which may explain why you sat a few rows behind me.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 0% on annoyances
Link: The Annoying Movie Behavior Test written by StopDropRinse on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
Sunday, March 19th, 2006
3:55 pm
Our original plan was to go whale watching today and then to a nice restaurant down by Big Sur after that for amor_ereptor's celebratory dinner for his promotion at work. We drove down to Monterey, found the pier, and found the whale watching tour that I had made reservations with. It was a perfect sunny day, so I thought it was a great day for whale watching. I didn't take the wind into account....and no boat was going out whale watching today. So, we changed plans entirely, and had lunch at Isabella's Italian seafood restaurant with a window view. We got to watch (and take 1-2 pictures of) the seals frolicking in the water, watch all the dogs with their owners on the pier, and see seagulls all around. We had a quiet and relaxing lunch, just talking and staring out the window. We had bread, calimari, and then I had the Hawaiian oono fish for my entree. We then walked slowly back down the wharf after lunch, stopping briefly to see the organ grinder with the monkey, but stopping for a longer time to see the colorful birds that this guy had out. There were about 6-7 of them, either on perches or on people's fingers, just looking around..some squawking away, others singing very prettily. It was just a nice relaxing day to round out the weekend, and whale watching and Nepenthe for another day.
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