Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I really enjoy hot food. Both in the sense of temperature and spicyness. It has to almost be burning my tongue but not quite, to really get the full effect. And usually, things are never spicy enough. Earlier, Bertrand and I stopped at Tapioca Express downtown to get some drinks and a little snack. We ordered the little popcorn chicken bites and when the guy asked how spicy I wanted them I said, "spicy-est!" We took our little snack outside and sat at a little table. Once we started eating, I quickly remembered my last experience eating these very same things with Tine and remarking at how these people weren't kidding when they did spicy. After a couple of bites, through my tears and gasping for air, I told Bertrand, "Oh my goodness is this spicy. It's so spicy I can't hear!" And really...I had no idea that those senses were that tied together.


Did you know there is a song about being a Googlehead with a bunch of kids running around and bopping their heads? you know.

The part with the belly shooting a Google pen is a bit freaky.

Are you a Googlehead?

Game night!

I totally love playing group games, board games, shouting games, guessing games, drawing games....any games really. Bertrand loves playing just as much and we make a pretty darn good team in Taboo and Pictionary. But it is not so fun playing these group games with just two people. Tonight, a group of our friends are getting together JUST to play games together, for some friendly competition and some good laughs. We are bringing Pictionary, Taboo, MadGab, Cranium, Trivial Pursuit, and so much more. Maybe we won't sleep tonight and will just stay up playing.

Color me happy!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I love long weekends

IMG_1428Are you with me? Every day feels like it is chock full of fun and at the same time absolutely nothing. This weekend is all about having no plans except to relax and enjoy.

Golden Gate BridgeAfter catching a movie last night and catching up on TiVo, I slept in and woke up without an alarm. Wow. That alone has made my weekend. Bertrand and I had plans to have no plans. So after a little bit of shopping and time around the house, we decided to jump in the car and take a drive, destination yet to be decided. We ended up in beautiful Sausalito and walked the shops and streets, enjoyed the view, and soaked up the sun (and chills from the wind too). Then we got back in the car and decided to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. Since the drive across the bridge was so fun, we thought...let's continue this scenic drive and drove through the city and down Lombard Street. Then home for a nice quiet dinner and relaxing.

Hubba HubbaI keep thinking it is already Sunday night and feel like I've had such a fulfilling weekend, then realize it is only Saturday night and I have two more full days! Ah! Freedom is awesome.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

iPod Ready Shoes

Okay seriously...this is way to cool. Nike is going to offer iPod ready shoes which "would allow the wearer to use their iPod nano to monitor time, calories burned and pace." I hope they remember to do women's shoes because I am all over this one.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Don't judge a book by its cover

While picking up a bunch of books to read while out shopping last week, I bought a book called, "Hoot". The back cover had about five reviews talking about how funny the book was. I was, funny book. Just what I need, should be a "hoot." So last night before bed, I pulled out the book and started reading. Then I is not "hoot" as in funny book, it is "hoot" as in...owls. It's the book that the new kid movie out in theaters is about!

So now the OCD in me has to finish the book and can't leave it partially read. Wonderful.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006



I am at an intensive training session this week. The nice part about it (aside from the learning and understanding)...this is what I saw on my walk back to my hotel room tonight.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Grey's Freaks

It is not a secret that I am a big fan of the T.V. show Grey's Anatomy. The characters are real, funny, and adorable. The drama they go through is so fun to watch and get wrapped up in, plus...they talk like me. Seriously.

I usually have conversations with friends after watching a new episode about the show, so a few of us decided to start a blog and share our thoughts and rants with each other (and other fans).

The second part to the season finale is on tonight! Ah! I will be plopped on the couch, tissues and remote in hand waiting anxiously.

Obsessed? What? No! Just very adamant fans.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Shift it up a notch

The weather has been absolutely perfect this past week and since it is Friday...I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and drive into work today in the "fun" car. The fun car meaning I'd have to drive stick shift. I have been taught to drive stick by my (very patient) husband and have been able to drive around with him next to me (so if I freaked out, he could rescue me) without problem. However, the long drive to work in traffic meant I would have to do the stop and go all by myself. Was I up for the challenge? Was the sunshine worth facing my fears? This morning I decided I would drive past the shuttle stop and if my drive that far went well, I would continue on my merry way to work. If I got too nervous, I could stop and take the shuttle. So I started the drive, and got so excited I was doing well...made it all the way to work!

Not too shabby. Well...I did stall once and got honked at. Chill out people...I'm learning.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Grown up & Domesticated

You'd think after having a career, being married, owning a house...that I would realize that I am grown up. But no...everything seems to be a big accomplishment or very "grown up" and "grown up" still seems very far away. When getting together with friends and talking about what we have been up to lately, I usually get a "wow, you're so grown up!" or "so domestic!" response. My weekends now consist of doing yard work, cleaning/remodeling the house, paying bills, running errands, planning family events, and talking about our plans for the future and how to prepare for them now. But we're no old fogies just yet. Still lots of time for fun things and going out with friends.

But the crazy part of all of these domestic things? I love every single part of it. Grown up life isn't so bad.

I am going to be a grandma one day and still be astonished at the "grown up" things I'll be doing.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Major threat

Conversation I overheard between two little girls in the bathroom.

Girly #1: Will you wait for me?
Girly #2: Sure.
Girly #1: Don't leave okay? If you don't wait for me...I won't be your sister anymore...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wonder no more

Ever wonder what your dog does all day while you are away at work?

Toby is such a little character when we are home with him, we always wonder...what does he do when we are away? Does he go outside to play and socialize with the other animals in the neighborhood? Does he go around and sniff out all of the interesting things in the yard? Or does he have little doggy parties and clean it all up by the time we get home? Sometimes I ask him what he does all day, but for some reason, he never gives me a straight answer.

Bertrand gave me the greatest surprise one morning when I was having a hectic and stressful morning to help me through my day. He gave me the url of a site and a username/password to get in. And there, was my baby boy Toby at home in our garage. Bertrand set up a webcam with its own server so we could watch Toby throughout the day and see what it is he does all day. It was absolutely adorable.

And what does he do all day?

Absolutely nothing.

With the sun shining outside in the backyard, instead of going outside to enjoy the beautiful weather, my baby chose to curl up in a little ball and sleep the day away. Every once in awhile he would change his sleeping position. Or he would get up, take a little stretch and go right back to bed. Or he'd stand up to get a drink or eat...then, yes, go right back to bed.

What a life.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Way more fun

It doesn't matter what you're doing...what matters is who you choose to do it with.

from Nicole's card