Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Update! Cats in Clothes...

A Santa suit to be exact. I think often times my mind runs away with so-called "Fantastic" ideas. I had this "fantastic" idea of dressing Miss Kitty up in a Santa suit for our Christmas cards. How funny would that be to see a pissed off cat in a Santa suit? (Pretty darn funny, if you ask me!) Target has such a suit, albeit for dogs. J and I found one last weekend and bought it, brought it home and attempted dressing the cat. Well, we got about halfway- and then she started to growl and bite. Wiggling ensued, and unfortunately she got away from us, with the Santa suit halfway off her fat little body. She then proceeded to bang herself against the legs of the dining room table, obviously thinking that there was something attacking her. Sigh. I guess I am just going to have to get a dog.

All you need is Love! da-da da da...

I have this song stuck in my head... I don't know why.... All together now! "All you need is love..."

This weekend was great, J and I went to a wedding at the Fairmont Hotel downtown and it was a fantastic party. The bride is the sister of my good friend Tiffani, the groom, a guy I had math class with in highschool. How nutty is that? All in all, it was a reunion of sorts, I saw some people I haven't seen in a couple years, including the groom and one of the groomsmen. It just made me realize how much time has gone by- 10 years is long to me, but somehow the time has escaped me.

All you need is love... la da da da.. da...

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well this year, I had to do a lot of thinking to really see what I am thankful for... and although there were the obvious choices (which I am so very grateful for every day) it's been tough. The past couple of weeks have been really rough with so many different events going on, not only that have happened to me, but to people that I hold close in my heart. So here is my list:
-I am grateful for my friends and family, all of whom I know have so much strength and love for when life dumps a big pile of poop on them (or me).
-I am grateful for my life, even though I complain about how much I've changed from college to now. In other words "I'm just happy to be here."
-I am grateful for my husband and my cat, who everyday show me that they love me in one form or another. (Although I am finding out that I am very allergic to Miss Kitty, I still love her dearly.)

And that's it. I could say "I'm grateful for my job, I'm grateful that I have a house..." but in the end, if I didn't have my list above, nothing else would matter.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Now go eat some turkey!

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Tomorrow is another day!

(Yes to be said with Scarlett O'Hara accent)...
Well indeed tomorrow (today) is another day and so far I've started it off with a latte and a coconut covered donut. How can it possibly go bad? I've been doing research on site designs and came across a hilarious website called KittenPants.org. Kittens? In Pants?! Preposterous! (But hilarious, nonetheless). So this got me thinking... Miss Kitty has told me that she really wants to be dressed up this winter (I caught her laying in my clean clothes last night) and so after some searching, I found some great outfits. Yes, folks... there is a tailor for cats out there... http://www.petoffice.co.jp/catprin/english/#hiyoko. I am thinking with her coloring, she might look best dressed as a frog, but who knows? They are all so freakin' funny, I just might buy them all.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

I need a drink...

Today has been a day of all days. Between my boss losing his passport in London, trying to figure out Chinese visas and trying to remain calm and sane... I need a drink.

Cosmo please!!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Movie Review- The Day After Tomorrow

J and I have invested some moolah into being NetFlix junkies. So far we have seen Mean Girls, Bend it Like Beckham and Kill Bill vol. 2. Last night we watched The Day After Tomorrow and I have to give it two hearty frosting covered thumbs DOWN. This movie SUCKED. Not only did you have huge gaps in this plot, the acting was pretty awful too. Dennis Quaid uttered something reminiscent of Last of the Mohicans ... "I will come for you..." YAWN! Apparently, when the whole city of New York is enduring a nasty storm, some wolves had escaped from the NY Zoo. But when the whole city is flooded- most everyone is washed away. EXCEPT FOR THE WOLVES?! They show up again when the city has frozen over, hungry and pissed off. (I would be too if I was digitally created!) Apparently, no one has really survived this crazy nature roller coaster, except for the select few that are smart enough to hide themselves in a library and a pack of rabid wolves. Go figure.

Sela Ward's character is a doctor who has a very sick patient who can apparently only be moved in an ambulance. Everyone has left the hospital, as snow is falling like mad. Sela can't leave, unless she has an ambulance. The tension is almost too great and just right when I am about to fall off the couch with anticipation- someone shows up with a snow plow and an ambulance. Thank god! (Insert rolling eyes here). Miraculously, later in the movie, Sela and her sick patient are in some make shift hospital someplace sunny. How the hell did that happen?!

The movie ends when the few survivors are found and everyone moves to Mexico. The President says "thank you" to our neighbors to the South and begs forgiveness for all the years of treating Mexico poorly. Ah Karma, it will get you in the end, even if the whole world has to become a giant popiscle.

This movie is indeed a disaster flick- it's plain awful.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Garden Gnomes on a blanket!? Crazy!

So I think I may have found a new hobby. There is this cool company that makes retro prints on fabric (including garden gnomes!) that are so cute. Reprodepot Fabrics have my favorite, the Sushi Print. The sushi print is on my favorite pj's and when I saw a similar blanket on BabyStyle.com for $44, I nearly died! MUST HAVE SUSHI BLANKIE! (For my non-exisitent child, of course). Of course I don't sew, so J has offered to take up sewing again so that I can satisfy my craving for cute, hip things. The Garden Gnomes are next!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Things that make me laugh

- Pugs in outfits
- My cat
- A certain episode of "Friends" in which Monica and Phoebe are trying to break it off with their friend Amanda (played by Jennifer Coolidge aka Stifler's Mom) who has a fake British accent. If you have seen this episode (Also, where Ross gets a fake tan) you will giggle when you think of Jennifer Coolidge doing high kicks and saying in a fake accent "Aren't I fabulous?!"
- Any cat or dog in an outfit
- My husband when he screams like a girl... he's very ticklish...

Friday, November 12, 2004

An Easy Bake Oven for Adults!

When I was a kid, I wanted an Easy Bake oven soooo very bad. But then the idea wore off and I grew up. A couple of years ago I wanted an Easy Bake oven sooo very bad. Then J told me it was just a light bulb that cooked your food. What? No magic involved? No little heating elements just like a real oven? Booo!

But how about this? The Flavor Wave oven! Essentially, it's a halogen light bulb that cooks your food! Move over Easy Bake! Can YOU cook a frozen turkey? Methinks not!

What has the cooking world come to?

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Goodbye to an old friend...

For those who know me, know that I once had a little bird named Tabasco. After college, and moving around to different places, I could not take little Tabasco with me. So, he (at the time) stayed with my parents for a couple of years. When my parents could no longer keep him and I had a feline friend in my life, I turned to a friend of mine at work who was happy to take the little bugger in. For this, I am truly grateful that Ralph had opened his home to such a little fireball. Ralph had other birds at his house and here, we both knew that Tabasco would be happy. Tabasco lived happily with all the other avian friends at Ralph's, so happy in fact, that he started laying eggs. Yes, after all these years of thinking my sassy little cockatiel was a boy, he actually turned out to be a girl.

When my friend Kate and I purchased Tabasco, I was still mourning the death of my beloved parakeet named Chuck. Chuck was funny in his own respect, but it was Tabasco that we picked out at the pet store, let him hang out with us in the apartment, laughed at when he dive bombed off his cage, and gave head scratches to when he (she) asked for them. Tabasco was a one person lover, he hissed and squawked at anyone who would come CLOSE to his (her) cage. But when he (she) loved you, Tabasco would sit for hours happily nestled on your shoulder, occasionally peeping quietly for a little head scratch.

A lot of people thought I was nuts for keeping such a bird, but it's like that with any pet. Once you are "theirs", you love them and care for them all you can. Often times, after the world has come crashing down on your shoulders, your pet is the only one that seems to understand, and more importantly, makes you realize that it's just life, and that everything will be ok.

In memory of Tabasco... Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Devil in a blue dress...

HA HA! Guess what I found in my pile of pictures? Blast from the past! Excuse the poor quality, simply click on the picture to enlarge. 4 Prom Dates you say?! My aren't we a little popular?? Just kidding, this is some of my friends posing for a picture before we went off to pick up their dates. From left to right : Rich, Pat, me (sassy!) Rick and Eddie.



Get a freakin' load of this!!! Posted by Hello

It's celebrity chef Tony Bourdain! And who is that in the background??? Posted by Hello

Celebrity Chef!

If I were stranded on a desert island, I would want only the bare essentials... fresh water, a good shelter and Food Network. I luhhv Food Network. It's like my version of catnip- I just have to flip on the tube and can watch people prepare and cook food all day long. It's a sickness really...

One of my favorite shows that is no longer on, was A Cook's Tour with Chef Tony Bourdain. A chain smoking, leather jacket wearing smartass- he embodies the word ADVENTURE. He travels all over the world, experiencing life and the cuisine it has to offer. Nothing is too much of a "delicacy" for him- beating Cobra hearts, fried iguana, you name it- I am sure he's tried it. In fact, Tony Bourdain actually introduced me and Jeremy to the French Laundry in Napa Valley (well, not personally). It was on his show when we decided that the French Laundry was a place we had to go! (And go we did!)

Yesterday, Tony Bourdain was signing copies of his newest cookbook at Sur la Table in the Pike Place Market. I didn't get the chance to get a signed copy, but I did get my picture taken with him! Well... sorta...

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Playing with the Queen of Ha-aarts...

Ok I woke up this morning singing this song and I can't get it out of my head! I blame those Citi-bank commercials.

Last night J and I met some friends for drinks at this place on Capital Hill called Chapel. It was a lot of fun, I had a couple of great drinks during Happy Hour (Lavender Martini? Delish!) and we reminisced about college days and high school. Well, Eryn and I laughed about high school and her friend Jonathan helped me remember an old boyfriend from college. Ahh... good times. J and I are hoping that we'll make a tradition out of going to Chapel for Friday night Happy Hour, they have great food and some good drinks! Not to mention that the whole experience is littered with remnants from the after-life.

Playing with the Queen of Haaa-arrts... knowin' it ain't really smart.... the joker ain't the only fooooool....who'll do anything for you....

Annoying, isn't it?