Monday, January 31, 2005

Dave Matthews Band is coming out with a new album!

Shocker, ain't it? I think I have every Dave Matthews album that has ever been released (except for the super sneaky imports). Jeremy uploaded all our cd's onto the iPod and his one comment was "We have a lot of Dave Matthews...".

But for now, I have something new to look forward to!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Me and Alton Brown... well he's in the background somewhere. It's like "Where's Waldo" Posted by Hello

Celebrity Chef!

Today I will be making a third installment of my Celebrity Chef Tour. Alton Brown of Food Network's "Good Eats" will be visiting Starbucks Corp. offices and my sister invited me to come along. YAY! I am so very excited, cookbook in hand! Hopefully I will be able to share some photos soon, so stay tuned!

UPDATE!! Here are the pictures from my recent celebrity chef sighting! Photos.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

"This is Kyle, he will be joining our Squirrel Army..."

Walking around in downtown Seattle always promises some treat for the day. Whether it be a celebrity sighting, a beautiful blue sky (rarely seen in January, mind you) or a crazy man and his pet squirrel- it always is a good time.

My friend Jessica and I walked past a man today in Westlake Square who was telling a bystander the pitfalls of having a pet squirrel- for instance, "when the little sucker bites, it always hurts!"

I am not sure which one was completely crazy, the Squirrel Man or the lady that stopped to talk to him.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

"Napoleon! Give me some of your tots!!"

Well folks, I've seen it all. My friend Eryn (knowing my love for tater tots) just shared with me the funniest thing ever. DARTH TATER.


Monday, January 17, 2005

"I don't want to be a pie..."

This weekend started off with a celebrity sighting! Yes, Jimi Hendrix's (supposed) cousin called me a "rich girl" on the bus on Friday night. He went on to have a very loud discussion about iPods and DOS with some of my fellow bus riders as I pretended to sleep and ignore him. Jeremy just laughed...

We finally did it! Yes, Friday night was Chicken night at the Calkins household and we finally visited the Popeye's Chicken in Renton. One word: DELISHISH. It was fantastic! Jeremy went a little overboard and ordered the thirteen piece bucket- as in his words "It's a good deal". A good thing that comes in 13 pieces is no longer a good thing. Hurg.

The rest of the weekend was spent avoiding chicken.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

What are you doing today, Napoleon?

"Whatever I want to do, GOSH!!"

Yes, that is how I feel. Except I don't get to do whatever I want. If it was up to me, I'd be outta here so fast and on my way to make cookies or cupcakes with the nieces. But, as life as I know it does not permit such crazy antics, I will be good and do what I'm supposed to do.... for today.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

In the words of Eric Cartman....

"It's cold up heah!" Yes folks, the weather is getting colder and colder. Jeremy is convinced that last months tsunami is triggering a global change in the weather- and pretty soon we will be huddling together for warmth as temperatures will drop to a ba-zillion below... a la "The Day After Tomorrow" (horrible movie, by the way). So start stock piling your cheezy poofs and down blankets.

Sunday, January 09, 2005


This weekend was filled with flowers, cake and some pretty corny wedding music! Did I go to a wedding? No! I worked at the Seattle Wedding Show at the convention center. It was an overload of all things "Wedding" and then some! I even saw a celebrity! Sunni Kobe Cook was at the Seattle Wedding show- she was standing outside of the booth I was working at. Too cool! HA!

I had great response to the cake that I created for the Simply Wed booth- it was a relief and a HUGE ego boost to have people like my cake. Some lady even asked if I would send her a picture of it... well... sure... if you are going to let me MAKE it for you. Geez, I guess I should start protecting my work as an artist.... Hee hee!

Seattle Wedding Show! Here is the cake I did for the Seattle Wedding Show and the Simply Wed Booth.  Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


Things that piss me off:
- Mean people
- People who call other people names


The "Leader of the Free World" has only pledged $10,000 of his own money to help the Tsumani victims of Southeast Asia. A man who makes over $400,000 a year, has investments in everything, doesn't pay for his housing and yet- all he can cough up is $10,000?

My "Hero" award of the day goes out to Michael Schumacher, F1 driver and 7 time world champion who is pledging $10 million dollars for the relief effort.

Eat pooh, Mr. Bush.