Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It has raisins in it... You like raisins.

It's a wonder I get any work done with the people I work with. I am happy to be surrounded by people who have the same sense of humor as me. I am happy that I can say something so ridiculous like "I want my two dollars!!" and they will crack up laughing because they know exactly what I am talking about. Thinking about making a sweatshirt that says "I've skied the K12" so next time I go snowboarding, I can bust that out. Awesome.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Ahhh Summer...

Yes summer has officially arrived. And to celebrate? A little fake tanner and some fruit salad. Last night Jeremy had a Saimin itch that needed to be scratched (no it's not some nasty disease, quite the contrary) and so we decided to try Saimin Says down in Kent. Problem was, Saimin Says closes at 6:30 and was in some god-forsaken place down SR-99 past the airport. SR-99 was down to a one lane in either direction due to paving or some ridiculous reason like that. So after creeping along at about -10 miles an hour, we made a "U-y" and headed back to Renton. We found solace at L&L Hawaiian BBQ. MMMMM. Their Saimin was pretty tasty (I opted for the non-egg version) and we got some yummy Masubi and Fried Mahi Mahi. Oh Hawaii, how I miss you.

The Hawaiian Island Child tan I was sporting last week is also fading, replaced by a little bit of peeling. The good news is, that when I slathered my legs in self tanner this time, it didn't look like I had rubbed Cheetos all over me. Score.

Now that box of Maui Caramacs has been looking at me funny all week, I think it's time I put it and the box of Kona Coffee Macadamia Nut cookies out of it's misery once and for all. They are so out of their environment here in Seattle; they want to join their bretheren in the depths of my tummy.


Monday, June 19, 2006

Miss Kitty's New Vice

She can't stop talking about this new show:

It's getting slightly annoying that she hogs the TV all the time, especially when I want to watch Food Network!!

Quinn in the Monkey Chair

This weekend was a whirlwind of family, friends and all sorts of craziness. I did happen to snap a few pictures, but not many. Here is Quinn in her monkey chair, still can't sit on her own, but getting there.

Other pictures are from a bridal shower, birthday party and Father's Day. They are too incriminating to post.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pictures from HAWAII!

They can be seen here!! :) Click on me.

I have stocked up on all sorts of coconut shampoo, lotion and soap. Hoping to keep the Hawaiian spirit alive...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I forgot to include this in my last post. Last night I couldn't sleep because A. I had coffee on the plane at about 9:30 PST 2. Mr. Calkins had some violent episodes of the leg twitchy thing and D. It was like 3 hours earlier Hawaiian time. So I got out of bed and headed downstairs to watch some TV. I kid you not, on ESPN, they had some sort of Championship ROCK PAPER SCISSORS Competition. Don't believe me?? Check it out:

Sigh. And here I was contemplating the book I had just read, the Da Vinci Code and this just took over.

Home From Hawaii!

I'm BACK- sad to leave, but happy to be home to my peeps and my kitcat.... I haven't yet processed all the pictures yet, but will post them ASAP. We had a great time in Kauai, I was already planning our return trip about three days in. It was so nice to just kick back, relax, get a tan and see some WILD stuff. I've definitely gained back the couple pounds I lost earlier this spring, but what the hell. I decided having ice cream every day was going to be a VACATION MUST and coconut ice cream was the weapon of choice. Delish. I also developed a serious addiction to PoPo's cookies that I found in a little grocery store in Kauai. They are sooo good. I had to get some more for the flight nome. Now they are almost gone. Sad.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


I'm getting pretty excited about Hawaii, but for some reason I think that it will really sink in when we finally touch down in Kauai. I get a little nervous about flying sometimes, but I just try not to think about it too much and just think about how lovely everything will be.

I do have to say though- if we don't return from the islands either due a freak shark attack or something more scary- all I ask is that someone finds a good home for Miss Kitty. No dogs or other cats to stress her out. Oh and she likes her belly rubbed and digs on the Greenies for Cats. Make sure that the pompoms go with her where ever she goes, she loves those things.

Oops, that freak Giada is on TV, gotta change the channel...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tofu for dessert? Preposterous!

So I finally was curious enough to buy some Tofutti Cuties yesterday at TJ's. My friend Melanie swears by them and my friend Sarah confirms their deliciousness. After arguing with myself over whether or not I should have dessert tonight (splurged on dinner and had TWO tamales with a bit of sour cream.... mmm yummy) I caved and made a beeline for the freezer. First impression, delicious icecream sandwich and didn't feel very guilty about shoving it in my cakehole. After further inspection of ingredients (which I should have done before I bought the damn things) I see that ingredients include High Fructose Corn Sweetner. Is this the same stuff as High Fructose Corn Syrup which is the devil and should be banned from all food? I don't know. But now I am a bit leery of my Tofutti Cuties and not sure I should eat them anymore.

There ARE 7 left though. Sad. Maybe tomorrow I will conduct a mass devouring of said Cuties to put them out of their misery and get them out of the house once and for all.