Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I'm An Auntie Again!

Ryan Colin John Torrance was born last night at 10:36pm. He weighed in at 7 lbs 7oz. Everyone is doing great. I'm sending the paparazzi to their place in the next few days so I can get my first look at him.

Hee Hee

This made me think of us.

Monday, May 29, 2006


Tick Tock.

We're so excited about the trip to CA. Things are falling into place. In case you somehow missed the email, party at Casa Krolik on the 10th! I'm sad about not getting to meet Brody (Amy's fiance), but I'm working on getting them to take a road trip out here. Otherwise, I probably won't meet him until the wedding next year.

We got up early to drive up to Boulder to see our friend Kelly & KC run in the Bolder Boulder. Geoff hopes to run in it next year. It was a beautiful day, but the early start is making me drag. I thought I might fall asleep on the drive back to Denver. Geoff had some work to do this afternoon, but I can promise we'll all probably go to bed early tonight.

I had a hard time finding info on when the Stanley Cup finals might be, and it looks like game one will be on Monday. I hope we can catch the games at Cindy's. Hard to say how many games we'll catch.

I read a mystery book, Indemnity Only (Sara Paretsky), and it was a nice change of pace for me (I don't usually read mysteries). I'm currently tackling The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri). Also, when I'm trying to fall asleep, my mind is forming ideas about a short story I want to write. I really should write those thoughts out before they escape me forever.

I've been watching Newsradio season three (really makes you miss Phil Hartman), so I'll close with a quote from that.

Bill: Dave, there comes a time in every friendship when you have to say, "I never liked you, get lost."

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Chris & Ashley! See you guys soon.

Go Oilers Go!

courtesy of

Way to go Oilers! Let's bring Lord Stanley's Cup back to Edmonton.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


The Godparents are coming! Okay, so no dates are locked in, but we have a month, and Cate is doing research. And that's good enough for me to start doing the dance of joy. Oh the fun we'll have! I don't want to go crazy and plan everything for them, but I better pick up a few copies of the Denver magazine (Athena & Heather, you know the one) to bring to CA so they can pick out stuff they'll want to do with their godchild.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hell Yeah!

House was FANTASTIC! Easily one of the best episodes. Don't want to say too much in case you missed it. But next season will rock. (side note: I was wrong in a previous post when I said House was gonna shoot someone. I don't know how I came to that conclusion. I apologize)

Top Chef finale was the best! I was laughing even after the show, just thinking about Dave & Stephen. To recap (like you care), Harold & Tiffani had to to each cook a 5 course meal. They brought back Dave, Lee Anne, Stephen & Miguel to help out the chefs. But first, they made they choose which chef they wanted to work for. They all wanted to work with Harold, but Stephen chose Tiffani to "keep it interesting". So from the three chefs, Harold chose Lee Anne, then made Dave & Miguel draw knives to see who would be on his team. Poor Dave, he drew Tiffani. But he put on a brave face, and Tiffani said she was happy to have both Stephen & Dave. That night, Dave & Stephen hit Sin City and got blitzed. As Dave told it, they went out, they drank a lot, let's leave it at that. (those were pretty much his words) Day of competition, Dave & Stephen are still drunk, and they are opening up wine to help them cook! It was hilarious! Tiffani was pissed. In the end, the four chefs all said they wanted Harold to win, and the judges obviously agreed. He hopes to open his restaurant in NYC by fall 2006. Congrats to Harold!

The weather here is hot. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Amy & Caley at Cherry Creek. Elijah was happy to crawl around the food, and I think Amy enjoyed her first trip to Peet's. I had hoped to get some stuff at Whole Foods, but nothing totally swayed me. I may try to go back this weekend, as they had some pies there, and we're supposed to have couples group this weekend.

I'm gonna close with a quote from How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days. (I didn't think I'd like the movie, but it was pretty funny)

Andie: Does Princess Sophia want to come out and play?
Ben: Who's Princess Sophia?
[Andie points at his crotch]
Andie: Little, big, little, big... I don't know... we will find out!
Ben: You can't name my member... Princess Sophia.
Andie: Yes, I can!
Ben: If you are gonna name my... member, you have to name it something hyper masculine. Something like Spike, or Butch, or Krull the Warrior King!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Can You Believe It?

Just the thought of the Oilers advancing to the Stanley Cup playoffs makes me feel giddy inside. I realize they are two wins away from that, but still. I probably spent 50 minutes talking hockey with Colin yesterday. I'm just sad that I'm not in Edmonton to be a part of the excitement. Colin says it's really brought the city together. He's been lucky enough to be at Game 6 against the Red Wings and the Sharks. Lucky bum!

Tonight is the House season finale. The preview they showed last week nearly knocked me off the couch! I've fought the urge all day today to look up spoilers. It will pay off I'm sure, the episode features House getting shot, and House shooting someone. I have my suspicions about what the episode may hold. But what will I do all summer? :( Maybe I better buy House season one to get me through.

In Top Chef news, it's down to two. Harold & Tiffani. I hope Harold wins. I did watch the reunion show (twice), and I have to say I have changed my mind about Stephen. He came across as a much different person, someone you might even want to be friends with. Ah, the power of editing. I know how the media can twist things to make them more sensational, so I shouldn't be surprised. Unfortunately for Tiffani, the reunion didn't change her domineering persona. Perhaps she too is a much different person. In any case, I'll be rooting for Harold to win on Wednesday night.

A lot of the chefs have been through the Culinary Institute in NYC, and I'm thrilled that Lexi is going there next year. I'm so proud of her! I'm hoping we'll get out to NYC to see her once she's there. We may end up meeting up with several Kroliks there. :) It's still in the dreaming phase, calm down.

We're having meatloaf for dinner tonight, but I need to go start on the potatoes. I'll close with a quote from House.

House: “You’re upset that I’m doing clinic hours? Wow, that is so like rain on your wedding day.”

Monday, May 22, 2006


I had a great weekend, some of my family did not.

Uncle Ron got robbed, again. This is the fourth time they've been robbed out at the farm. They weren't home, and Grandma & Grandpa slept through all the garages being ransacked, and a truck crashing into a tree in the ditch outside their house. As I understand, Uncle Ron's truck was recovered 10 minutes after he called the police.

Also in farm news, Auntie Erma (Grandma's sister) had a heart attack. She's being sent to Vancouver to have an angioplasty tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers. She's such a wonderful lady.

My mom spent a night in the hospital watching over her very good friend who was in a lot of pain. He's doing a bit better now.

I, on the other hand, had a very relaxing weekend. Friday I watched a movie called The I Inside. It starred Ryan Phillippe, Robert Sean Leonard, and Sarah Polley. It's kinda like Memento and Butterfly Effect (the good parts). I'd like to try and watch it again sometime, since I feel like I missed a lot. Friday night we watched the Oilers beat the Ducks. Saturday we went to Cherry Creek North to get Peet's, and that night we watched Brothers Grimm. It was very good, very enjoyable. Sunday, Geoff had to run 10 miles, so we went to late service. This allowed him to make blueberrry pancakes for he & Elijah to eat for breakfast. Sunday night, game two for the Oilers vs. Ducks. We won that one too.

This week I have no plans. Today I want to...
-go to Cost Plus World Market to get more PG Tips (excellent tea bags).
-mail off our baby gift to Colin & Dawn. Ryan's due date is Friday, I hope to connect with Dawn today to find out how she's doing.
-send out emails to CA friends, and make sure I have current cell phone numbers/home numbers.
-type up packing list and info for Myrna about taking care of Honey.

Hope you Canuck friends are enjoying Victoria Day. I'm going to close with a quote from Brothers Grimm.

Will Grimm: I made that armour!
Will Grimm: It's not magic; it's just shiny.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Quiz Time

1. Your name plus "y"

2. Two feelings at the moment?
contentment and sleepy

3. What are you listening to right now?
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band

4. A part of a song lyric that's in your mind?
"how do you love, when your angels can't sing and your world is still lacking of me"

5. Describe where you are right now?
in the loft

6. The highlight of your week?
Wednesday was a good day

7. What are you craving to have right now?
Ruffles, or an In-N-Out Burger

8. Any unforgettable childhood memory(s)?
I have a lot of great memories. To give one...Mt. Edith Cavell/Angel Glacier with the family

9. A not-so-good childhood memory?
the day Colin and I were told my parents were splitting up

10. What are your nicknames?
Mel, Miss, M

11. Your three plans for tomorrow?
coffee at Caribou, cleaning, napping

12. Are you thinking of someone right now?

13. Say something to the person who posted this before you:
I hope to get out to AZ someday and go to that restaurant you like so much (Cooperstown?).

14. What do you want?
money to travel

15. Who is your best friend?
I can't pick just one...Geoff, Lisa, Athena, Honey Cat

16. Say anything you like to whoever is reading your answers?
Are you gonna post this yourself? I might read it

17. Are you feeling hungry?

18. Who do you miss right now?
my friends

19. Last friend you talked to online?
Diane (MIL)

20. What do you like about the night?
the quietness

21. If you visited a farm, what would you like to see?
my grandparents (they have a farm)

22. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

23. Last gift you got?
uh gee, Diane brought us Cadbury mini eggs at Easter. So not counting food, last gift would be flowers for our anniversary.

24. Did you like it?
yes, I love getting chocolate and flowers.

25. Do you play an instrument? If you do, name it.
no, I wish

26. What song did you last hear?
Time - Gregg Tripp

27. Person you hate most?
Hate is a strong word. There are several people I'd avoid and want nothing to do with.

28. Who makes you laugh the most?
Elijah, the kid is a card. Geoff is a close second.

29. What makes you smile?
music, my boys

30. Who has a crush on YOU?
I'd hope my husband.

31. What was the last thing someone complimented on you today?
the hygienist said I'm doing a good job with my dental care.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

To Make You Smile

I really enjoyed yesterday's Get Fuzzy comic, so I thought I'd repost for y'all.

Things I Want To Say

Often I have a lot I want to say, but I censor myself, because it might make someone cry. Or I'll end up getting angry emails. So I don't always get to be the loudmouth, opinionated person you all know and love.

Here are a few things I want to say, feelings and emails be damned.

- I've been here almost 7 years, I want to be a citizen dammit! I came here legally, Geoff offers a lot to the U.S., we should be at the front of the line!

- If you have something to tell me, even if it's one line of an email, I'd rather get that than a second hand message. It means more to have it said first hand. Even if it's one line to say you're pissed I did something to you.

- If it's been more than a week and I haven't returned your email, email me again to tell me to get off my ass and respond. If I haven't written back to you, I'm sorry. My excuse is gonna be lame, but to know you genuinely want to hear back from me, will push me to get on the computer and respond.

- I wish more people from CA would come visit here. I love going out there, but I also love being able to show people how beautiful CO is.

- Please don't ask me every week if Elijah is walking yet. Trust me, when he starts, I'll tell you. He goes at his own pace.

- I am inspired by Geoff, Lisa & Cate, who all took it upon themselves to find some exercise they like. Cate, I remember a few years ago when you took that adult ballet class. I have been searching for one here, to no avail. I may end up taking tap, since it's that or bellydancing. Lisa, you get on your elliptical several days a week and you look awesome. Geoff runs a few times a week, and when he's not training for a marathon, he's still running and going to the gym. I am going to find my activity (other than walking) and get my body into a shape I like. (I chose a triangle. j/k) I am happy with my weight, I just need to tone it now. I wish everyone out there would do something to keep themselves healthy. Find a buddy if you have to.

Sigh, I feel a little better.

Not looking forward to the dentist tomorrow. Geoff's appt went well, but I strongly suspect there is a cavity in my future.

I'll close with a quote from Dirty Work.

Mitch: There's two kinds of people in this world: Those who get stomped on and those who do the stomping.
Kathy: Where'd you come up with that theory?
Mitch: That famous guy said it. What's his name? Uh... Oh, yeah: Jesus

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Go Oilers Go!

image courtesy of

Best of luck against the Mighty Ducks. They have their work cut out for them.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Blah Blah Blah

Tonight is packed with stuff to see on tv. Scrubs season finale (yes NBC did pick it up for another season), House (will Cuddy find someone to father a child for her? House?) and Oilers vs. Sharks (if Oil wins, they advance, if they lose it goes to game 7). This is why they invented picture and picture. But we don't have that. Nor do we have a DVR. :(
***updated note, my mom emailed to tell me that the hockey game isn't on tonight, rather it is on tomorrow. And it's an early game. Yay!

I've got two play dates scheduled this week. Tomorrow with Amy & Caley, and Friday with Myrna and the twins. Myrna is nice enough to babysit Elijah while I go to the dentist (teeth cleaning only I hope), then we'll hang out. Apparently there is a long weekend, but all the days are the same to me. So don't bother asking if I have plans. :) At best, we may go for a family picnic, since we're swimming in great weather.

I had to resign myself to the fact that Disneyland isn't a reasonable activity for our vacation. My heart wants to go, but it's too much to expect of Elijah to be in his stroller all day. It's not like we won't ever go again. Please, our friends and Krolik family are there. We'll have plenty of trips to CA. It'll wait until he's older.

So I'm counting down to the trip, and to my nephew's due date. I can hardly wait to see the first picture of Ryan. I'm still holding my breath waiting to see if a trip to AB will be possible. Thank goodness I got Athena & Lisa trying to make things easier for me. In my dream world, I have enough money to go there and to D.C. this summer. In my dreams. :)

We watched Psycho (the original) on Saturday night. Neither of us had ever seen it, and though I did know the secret, I didn't know how the movie would end. I guess I'll end with a quote from it.

Norman Bates: She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?
Marion Crane: Yes. Sometimes just one time can be enough.

The Truth Is Out There

Which X Files character are you?

You are Dana Scully. You're very kind and extremely loyal. You rely on science and reason, but this can often make you come off as frigid and bitchy, of course you're good nature, and not to mention good looks, will win anyone over.
Take this quiz!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

Hope everyone had a great day being nice to the moms in their lives. Thanks to everyone who sent me loving thoughts (you know who you are!)

I found this online, enjoy.

You Know You're a Mom When...

1. Your feet stick to the kitchen floor.....and you don't care.

2. When the kids are fighting, you threaten to lock them in a room
together and not let them out until someone's bleeding.

3. You can't find your cordless phone, so you ask a friend to call you, and you run around the house madly, following the sound until you locate the phone downstairs in the laundry basket.

4. You spend an entire week wearing sweats.

5. Your idea of a good day is making it through without a child leaking
bodily fluids on you.

6. Popsicles become a food staple.

7. Your favorite television show is a cartoon.

8. Peanut butter and jelly is eaten at least in one meal a day.

9. You're willing to kiss your child's boo-boo, regardless of where it is.

10. Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor and you give it back to her, after you suck the dirt off of it because you're too busy to wash it off.

11. Your kids make jokes about burping, pooping, etc. and you think it's funny.

12. You're so desperate for adult conversation that you spill your guts to the telemarketer that calls and HE hangs up on YOU!

13. Spit is your number one cleaning agent.

14. You're up each night until 10 PM vacuuming, dusting, wiping, washing, drying, loading, unloading, shopping, cooking, driving, flushing, ironing, sweeping, picking up, changing sheets, changing diapers, bathing, helping with homework, paying bills, budgeting, clipping coupons, folding clothes, putting to bed, dragging out of bed, brushing, chasing, buckling, feeding (them, not you), PLUS swinging, playing baseball, bike riding, pushing trucks, cuddling dolls, roller balding, basketball, football, catch, bubbles, sprinklers, slides, nature walks, coloring, crafts, jumping rope, PLUS raking, trimming, planting, edging, mowing, gardening, painting, and walking the dog. You get up at 5:30 AM and you have no time to eat, sleep, drink or go to the bathroom, and still managed to gain 10 pounds.

15. In your bathroom there is toothpaste on the light fixtures, water
all over the floor, a dog drinking out of the toilet and body hair forming a union to protest unsafe working conditions.

16. You buy cereal with marshmallows in it.

17. The closest you get to gourmet cooking is making rice crispies bars

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Go Oilers Go!

Best. Game. Ever!



The radio played Jumper (Third Eye Blind), and that song always makes me think. When I'm standing before the throne of God, will God ask me why I didn't do more to help those I know who are lost. I said to Geoff, when do I get to walk away from those who just won't hear, who choose the path of darkness?

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?"
Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
- Matt. 18:21-22

So I asked Geoff, so if I get pushed away 77 times, then I can walk away? And Geoff said, no, 77 times means, you don't ever give up on anyone.

Only God can save the lost, I can't save anyone, but I can not turn my back on them. Even though they hurt me. Even though they live in darkness, embracing it.

Why is it so hard to love them? I want a heart that loves them. That is what I pray for. For God to take my stubbornness, my bitterness, and replace it with a heart for those He loves.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Quote For The Day

"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
- Margaret Thatcher

Friday's Random Ten

For Geoff, ten random songs about running.

Long Time Running - Tragically Hip
Run - Collective Soul
Run Through The Jungle - CCR
Running Scared - Roy Orbison
Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
Run For Your Life - The Beatles
Take The Money And Run - Steve Miller Band
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
Run Runaway - Great Big Sea


On a hockey note...
-I was thrilled Edmonton was the only team in the semi finals that wasn't down 3-0.
-They don't call them the Mighty Ducks for nuthin'! Ouch!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Better Now

The cold wasn't so bad, it didn't last too long. It kept me indoors until Tuesday, when I finally felt well enough to go for a walk up to Safeway. The two signs of feeling better:
-being able to do the walk to Safeway (about 4 miles round trip) and
-being able to sing

I love VH1 Classic. This week I saw a video (Hands To Heaven) from one of my favorite cheesy ballady bands, Breathe. Sigh, I love me a good cheesy ballad!

I got together with my friend Amy twice this week. She was in my Mom To Mom group. She wants to get together again next week. She has a daughter who is almost 4 months old. It's so much fun to hang with someone whose kid is younger than Elijah.

Even with the cold gone, I'm still having strange dreams. I'll spare you the oddness (well I didn't spare Lisa, 'cause that's what best friends are for). My subconscious really needs to take a break from the past, and from tv. :)

I made cupcakes tonight while Geoff was away at his men's group. I've had a bad craving for chocolate!

No big plans for the weekend. Geoff has to do a lot of running. BTW, Geoff posted info on the pictures from the Cherry Creek Sneak. So check out his blog.

I got 3rd Rock From The Sun, Season One on DVD from the library, and I'm plowing through it. It's such a funny show. I'll close with a quote from it.

Mary Albright: I think you look distinguished with gray hair.
Dick Solomon: Thank you. I think you would look distinguished with gray hair, too.
Mary Albright: No. When men get gray hair, they look distinguished. When women get gray hair, they look old.
Dick Solomon: When women get breasts, they look sexy. When men get breasts, they look old.
Mary Albright: Good point!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Two Words

courtesy of Roland

YOU *C A N *O N L Y *T Y P E *T W O *W O R D S !

N O *E X P L A N A T I O N S !

Two Word Survey:

1. Yourself: Melissa Armstrong

2. Your car: Grey Gary

3. Your hair: long brown

4. Your mother: my mom

5. Your father: is missed

6. Your favorite item: potato chips

7. Your dream last night: party people

8. Your favorite drink: coca cola

9. Your dream home: near friends

10. The room you are in: very messy

11. Your pet: Honey Cat

12. Your fear: someone dying

13. Where you want to be in ten years: equally blessed

14. Who you hung out with last night: hubby Geoff

15. What you're not: patient, wealthy

16. Your best friend: Geoff, Lisa

17. One of your wish items: Rolls Royce

18. Your gender: cute girl

19. The last thing you did: met friend

20. What you are wearing: cami, jeans

21. Your favorite weather: warm fall

22. Your favorite book: Princess Bride

23. The last thing you ate: mashed potatoes

24. Your life: blessed, crazy

25. Your mood: funny, wired

26. The last person you talked to on the phone: Lisa babe

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I'm A Monster!

Your Monster Profile

Behemoth Slimer

You Feast On: Pie

You Lurk Around In: Swingers Clubs

You Especially Like to Torment: Hairdressers

Monday, May 08, 2006

Quote For The Day

"We didn't lose the game, we just ran out of time."
-Vince Lombardi

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Better Or Worse

Nope, I'm not better. I didn't get a good night sleep as needed, neither did Elijah. Apparently neither did Geoff. I went to the store to stock up on more Kleenex. I'm trying to take it easy. I was able to nap for about an hour, that was after an hour of lying in bed listening to all the neighborhood dogs barking and Elijah talking to himself in his crib. Right before I woke up, I was having a crazy dream. I was talking to Athena on the phone, and there were giant lobsters crawling all over my front yard. The door swung open and shut, I was afraid Elijah had crawled out the door into the fray with the lobsters. I was yelling where the heck is Geoff?! I woke up because Elijah was crying, and while I was getting up to get him a bottle, Geoff phoned. I think this cold is making me delusional.

Well, I'm happy to say I'll be doing my first garage sale in 2 weeks. The HOA is advertising sales for everyone in the neighborhood who wants to partake. So all I have to do is set up on my driveway. Yay! Now I just need to get organized with what I want to sell.

Celebrity Poker Showdown is coming back! May 31st we'll get some new celebrities, some familiar ones, one old co-host, and one new co-host. What? Yes, Phil Gordon left CPS. His replacement is Phil Hellmuth, another poker legend. Why the change in Phils? Gordon sites that he just wants to do something new and different. I'm sure the show will be fine w/o him, I just really enjoyed the banter between him and Dave. Here's a list of the guests you'll see in this tournament.

Game 1 - Jorge Garcia, Andrea Martin, Kim Coles, Greg Behrendt, and Michael Ian Black.
Game 2 - Jason Alexander, Kevin Sorbo, Bryan Cranston, Susie Essman, and Jamie Bamber.
Game 3 - Fred Savage, Jennifer Tilly, Doug E. Doug, Brett Butler, and Ida Siconolfi.
Game 4 - Jenna Fischer, Keegan-Michael Key, Rocco DiSpirito, Jordan Peele, and Mario Cantone.
Game 5 - Andy Dick, Macy Gray, Christopher Meloni, Joy Behar, and Robin Tunney.

In other Bravo news, the final three on Top Chef... Harold, Dave and Tiffani. Couldn't believe Lee Anne didn't make it. I think it wasn't so much her dish, but a cumulative of the last two challenges. It was her menu for the commitment ceremony, and she was in charge of Miguel & Stephen for the spanish restaurant. The finale is in two weeks, next week they'll do a reunion show with all the chefs. I may not tune in the night it airs, but I'll likely catch the rerun.

Anyways, I better sign off. I have to go convince Elijah he needs to sleep. Pray for me. :) I'll close with a quote from A Mighty Wind.

Lars Olfen: I had a garage band in Stockholm, which was a challenge in its own right, to keep an instrument tuned with that temperature swing. There's a block warmer for the Volvo in the garage but it's cold in there in the winter. So we played and I had a hit that you might have heard of. "Hur Är Läget, Lilla Gumman?" which means, "How's It Hanging, Grandma?" and it was big on the Swedish charts.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Two Birds, One Cold

Geoff shared his cold with me & Elijah. Elijah is only showing signs of a runny nose, I have the throbbing head, sore throat, runny nose and watery eyes. And Geoff is off to his men's retreat today. Had we not paid for his trip, I would have asked him to stay home. But it'll be okay, don't feel sorry for me. Just send well wishes.

BTW- I finished the book The Portrait (Iain Pears). It was really good. I loved the way the author wrote, and even not knowing much of anything about art, it didn't hinder me plowing through it. A real page turner, I thought.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

It Isn't Friday?

I totally thought today was Friday. I was getting all ready for the weekend, I dressed Elijah in his Friday socks, and that's when I realized it wasn't really Friday. My life is a little weird.

House this week was good. No surprise there, but I loved not having to wait a week to learn Foreman's fate. Naturally I'm dying to see next week's episode. I taped Scrubs, and to my dismay, the tape ran out. So I didn't get the whole episode. I barely got any. Ergh! VCRs are so 20th century! Ah, but that is what summer reruns are for I guess.

The weather here has been so up and down, it's warm, it's chilly, it won't make up its mind. I shouldn't complain, the summer can get pretty warm, almost unbearably so.

Well, I'm gonna get myself a cup of tea, and return some emails (Cate you're first).

I'm closing with a quote from Forget Paris.

Mickey: You just had one of those 'I glued a bird to my head' days.

Hey SoCal Friends...

Today you can get a free lunch at Pat & Oscars (Tustin Marketplace location only) between 10-4. So go and get yummy food!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

80 Questions

Do you watch the Gilmore girls?
yeah right!

Have you ever enjoyed listening to Jack Johnson?
not really. I did enjoy watching Ben Stiller in his video though.

Have you ever seen or enjoyed watching the O.C.?
I've seen one episode (thanks Lexi!)

Do you have one or more Britney Spears C.D.?
God No! Ewww!

Do you regularly watch the news?
every day

Which radio stations are your favorites?
here in CO I like 103.5 The Fox, in CA - 88.9 KUCI, in Edm 100.3 The Bear

Are you a Lost fanatic?
no, but I want to be
[[Be honest]]

Do you have a song by Ozzy Osbourne in your library?
Geoff has some Sabbath in our shared music folder, but I'd never listen to it


Alanis Morissette?

Do you watch Family Guy regularly?
you bet

The Simpsons?
not regularly. Haven't seen a recent episode in years.

King of the Hill?
Used to watch it regularly, but not anymore. It's still a good show, but not must-see for me
[[Admit it]]

Do you read trashy romance novels often?

Do you really work out every day?
I try to walk several times a week.

Have you ever eaten chocolate in bed?

Have you ever eaten an entire pint, or more, ice cream by yourself?
no, but I might if I had the right flavor and the right mood

Do you shower every single morning, no exceptions?
no, I shower every other day, and if it doesn't fall on a day I have plans, I'll shower that day

Do you ever forget to give an xmas/birthday present & instead keep it for yourself?
probably once when I was younger

Do you sing obnoxiously in the shower when no one's home?
I sing obnoxiously anywhere in the house when no one is home

Do you go nights without brushing your teeth?

Have you ever watched a little kid's show when you were over 12?
please. Of course.

Have you ever looked forward to go to school?
only to see my friends
[[The Necessary Love Questions That Aren't So Necessary]]

What did you draw for your first crush back in elementary school/preschool?
couldn't tell you

Have you ever liked a girl/boy but didnt ask her/him out b/c you were afraid?
all the time

Have you and a (past or present) significant other ever made an 'Our Song'?
please. Of course

Have you ever written a poem about your love life?
you bet, in high school

An autobiography?
no but I've thought about it. afraid of the repercussions

Have you ever listened to a song repeatedly just because it reminded you of your crush?
oh yeah

Have you ever spent over an hour thinking about nothing but your crush? straight?

Do you reread meaningless AIM convos just because they're with your crush?
no, they didn't have that back then.

Have you ever reconsidered liking someone because of their appearance?

Have you ever liked someone solely for their appearance?
[[The Questions You Love: Completely and Utterly Pointless Ones]]

Do you eat all the servings in the food groups on a daily basis?
hello, do you know me at all?

Are you ever a freak about cleanliness or organization?

Have you ever been to South America or Africa?

Have you ever owned a Klutz book or kit?

Do you know how to knit?

Do you have a cellphone or iPod with a patterened cover?

Have you ever written song lyrics yourself and put them in your profile?
not likely

Do you keep a diary or journal (online or on paper)?

Do you own a striped sweater?
not anymore

How often do you take a bubble bath?
I used to all the time, but I haven't made that kind of time for myself lately

When you open your closet, what are the color of your clothes?
blue, brown, reds
[[Truly Unusual This or That Questions]]

Baskin Robbins or Coldstone?
Baskin Robbins

Sees or Godiva?
I'm not crazy about Sees, and I've never had Godiva. I choose Harry & David!

The Shins or the Decemberists?
The Shins

America or Canada?
I have to pick? America to live in, but Canada will always have a place in my heart

Physics or chemistry?
which has less math? <--what Roland said

Earphones or headphones?
earphones, they are easier for dancing

All I'm Saying

Monday, May 01, 2006

Go Oilers Go!

(Elijah in his Oiler shirt from Andrew & Athena)
Geoff and I were able to catch the exciting 3rd period of the Oilers/Wings game. What a match! I can't believe they are advancing to the next round. Apparently they haven't done that in 8 years.

Go Oilers Go!


naturally I had my iPod with me for the Sneak, so here's a look at the tunes I walked to. I didn't realize until I typed it up how Canadian it was.

This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
I Love A Rainy Night- Eddie Rabbit
Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty
Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
Angel - Madonna
Roadside Attraction - Spirit Of The West
Walk - Paul Bellows
'Til I Am Myself Again - Blue Rodeo
Consequence Free - Great Big Sea
Sadness Grows - Spirit Of The West
Voodoo People - Prodigy

This weekend we watched Chicken Little. It was cute, I liked it. I'm not sure we'll buy it just yet. Elijah isn't at the age where he sits through a movie. He can make it through a Baby Einstein video, but that's about it. And he has to be in a certain mood to do that. I am glad he isn't obsessed with tv (not like his mother).

It's nice to have Geoff home, at least for a few days. There is a men's retreat this weekend, so I'm alone this weekend. That's fine, I have books to read, and DVDs from the library to watch. On tap is De-Lovely, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

We get TWO House episodes this week! Tuesday (8pm) & Wednesday night (7pm). What will I do when the season ends? I sure hope Fox gives me reruns. :)

Not much planned for this week. Just trying to take it easy, and get in a few walks. I may try to set up a playdate with Myrna. She was so excited when I asked her to cat sit for our San Diego/Irvine trip. No joke. She got all giddy, and said we get to play with Honey? Her kids ask about Honey & Elijah all the time. It's so cute.

I finally watched Quigley Down Under all the way through. I bought it for Geoff years ago, since it's one of his favorite movies. There was a quote in the movie last night that I really liked, turns out it was a popular expression in the 19th century. I'll close with that.

Matthew Quigley: "God made all men, Samuel Colt made them equal."