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Sat, Jun. 11th, 2011, 07:24 pm
In SD in one week!

Time has really flown by this month.  I can't believe that we will be in San Diego in less than a week for Diana and Ruben's wedding.  They have been together for 12 years, and I am really happy that they are finally making it official.  The wedding is on Sunday, and I am still not sure how we are going to spend our Saturday.  I would be lying if I said I didn't want to spend Saturday at Disneyland.  I want to see the new Star Tours and I want to see Captain EO again.  However, Saturday is going to be our only day to see any friends so we don't want to spend it out of town.   We haven't even lined up a car rental or a hotel to stay in.  We could stay with my brother, but it will be pretty tight and our flight out on Monday is SUPER early.  So I don't think we want to put anyone out.  What hotel should we stay in San Diego peeps?  I sort of want to stay at the US Grant but I don't think that Steve wants to, so I am trying to think of other hotels that have peaked my interest when I lived there.  Of course staying at the Hotel Del Coronado would be ideal for me, but Steve doesn't think much of that place and it is so expensive.  My brother lives in Lakeside, so I don't know if downtown is really the best place for us to be either.  Maybe I will look at the hotel circle places.  Mission Valley is pretty central.  Excited to be going home again.   Carne Asada burritos and rolled tacos every day!
I went into Seattle today to shop for a dress to wear.  My sister and I went to a few thrift shops and I found a super cute vintage dress and slip to wear.  We also went to lunch and had some delicious salads and poutine.  Yum.  Not sure what is going on tonight, but I think tomorrow I would like to get a pedicure and/or a massage.  My shoulders are crazy sore.  Working on a computer all day is not fun for my body.  I also want to go to the movies.  There are a few things that are out that I want to see. 

Thu, Apr. 28th, 2011, 10:48 pm

So I am posting some pictures from engrish.com

Tue, Apr. 26th, 2011, 11:56 pm
Second post of the night

So Steve and I have been watching Glee pretty much from the start of the first season.  Steve is a big fan of musicals, but I wasn't all that stoked on it, however I was interested in seeing a show with Jane Lynch whom I love from all the Christopher Guest movies.  Anyway the show is pretty good.  There are some minor annoyances for me and the ever changing personalities of the characters, and I hate the new character, Lauren-but there are enough good moments to make it part of our tv watching line up.   This episode was sort of dedicated to "Born this Way" by Lady Gaga.
Steve hates Lady Gaga.  I like her, but I am undecided about "Born this Way".  I usually stop if I hear it on the radio.  I thought the episode was pretty decent.  There are a few songs that I didn't know, but that is usually the case when I watched them.  I am not sure if I really got the whole "acceptance" message from the episode though. 
I am getting so tired I feel like I can't write a sentence that makes any sense!  My thoughts on Glee to be continued...

Tue, Apr. 26th, 2011, 11:37 pm
Missed another day! Ugh!

I  missed Monday's post.  Well, I am not perfect but I have come too far to give up now.  So another double post day.  I thought I had skipped more days so Steve had suggested I dedicate a post about each of our animals.  However, I did write about the dogs sort of when I made my flickr post, so I will dedicate this post to the cats.  Which, I believe there are pictures of them on flickr too.
Steve had Fergie and Crusoe before he met me.  I had never had cats before because my mom doesn't like them and my dad had dogs.  Fergie and Crusoe are unlike any other cats that I had encountered before.  They hate being picked up, but love being petted.  If you pet them though they can't seem to sit still.  Crusoe is getting better about sitting still, but she doesn't come out to see us all that much.  She loves to lay in small spaces or on cushy pillows and lounges all the time.  Fergie on the other hand loves to hang out with us, which may be more of an act against the dogs as opposed to coming from a desire to be wtih Steve and I.  Fergie doesn't really like the dogs-especially Sabrina.  She loves to get right up in our business if we are paying any attention to Sabrina.  She is also a lot more vocal lately.  She meows at us all the time for reasons unknown.  She just looks at us and meows. 
Those cats have so many quirks and strange behaviors.  I would have to say that despite her age, Crusoe still seems like a kitten to me-she just seems so innocent.  Fergie is more worldly-she has actually been outside!  Steve sometimes teases me that he is going to let Fergie out because she seems to want to go outside, but I always tell him no!  I love those cats and don't want anything to happen to them.  Fergie could survive probably, but not Crusoe.  She needs us to take care of her.  Having these two cats really makes me think that I will always want a cat in my life.

Sun, Apr. 24th, 2011, 10:58 pm
Flickr is back

Steve started paying for his Flickr account which is really awesome because I love seeing the old pictures of the dogs when they were puppies.  A cavalier king charles puppy is probably one of the cutest things I have ever seen.  Steve put all out pictures on an external hard drive, but it is much easier to just go to the website to see them all.  Dang these dogs of mine were the cutest little things. 
Steve's user name over there is Triptogn in case anyone wanted to also look through the photos of the dogs.  I remember the first day we saw Sabrina and the first day we saw Phillip so well.  I had never seen a cavalier puppy the first time I saw Phillip, but it was love at first sight.  The only debate was if we really could afford to shell out all the money it cost to buy him.  After playing with him for about 20 minutes and him falling asleep in my hand, I knew we had to have him. 
Sabrina picked us really.  She was definitely the most active in the litter and she wagged her tail right as soon as Steve picked her up.  We picked up some of the other puppies, but we honestly got the best reaction from her.  Even when we picked her us a few weeks later she was the first to run out and see us as our car drove up.  They both were just the sweetest dogs.  Owning them can be a pain in the butt sometime but, I love them so much and so happy to have them in our lives. 

Sat, Apr. 23rd, 2011, 11:00 pm
Nothing to say

I should be writing about Sakura Con and the rest of my day, but I am not really feeling it all that much.  There isn't really much to tell.  Cool costumes, lots of geeks, lots of wating around.  I will say that Sakura Con had some interesting panels though, which I unfortunately missed.  Some of the topics of discussion were: How to talk to Girls, How to flirt at Conventions, Anime Swimsuit Competition, and the Meaning of Evangelion.  I am sure some of the panels would provide comedy gold. 
Since I have been home I have been n a funk.  I don't really have a reason for it.  Things have been going pretty well today and I have had a lot of fun-so I am not sure why I am feeling so funky.  That's the way things roll sometimes.  I guess that is why I don't feel like I have much to say.  I am not trying to be downer, I am just in one of those moods. 
Tomorrow I am heading to my parents house and my sister's boyfriend's mom is going to be there too.  This is going to be a new one for us.  We usually don't have people outside the family on the holidays.  I wanted to dye Easter eggs, but I didn't end up doing it.  I am not a fan of hard boiled eggs anyway. 
I guess I am going to keep things short.  Life is good, I got my husband, I got my dogs and cats, and today was a good day. 

Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2011, 10:31 pm
Steve is out and about and I am at home

I suppose I could have went out with him, but I am just too tired.  Plus I want to spend time with my dogs and vegging out.  I had a very frustrating day and to quote Pulp Fiction, I was a race car in the red, and all I am saying is that it is dangerous to have a race car in the red!  I am glad to be home, and I told Steve that I was turning it off, so no more talk about my day at work!
So it's Easter weekend.  Steve and I will be going to my parents on Sunday, so we got that day squared away.  One thing I want to do this year is dye eggs.  I haven't done it in so long!  I think it would be fun if Steve would then hide them for me in the backyard or something, lol.  No, I wouldn't really want to hunt by myself.  I do think I want to dye some though.  Steve likes egg salad.
Tomorrow we are thinking of heading to the Sakura Con, which is the annual cosplay convention that takes place in Seattle.  We don't dress up, but you can't beat the people-watching at this convention.  We also will probably have lunch with my sister.  One of Steve's old co-workers also wants to hang out, so we might have a pretty busy day tomorrow. 
I found out today that my brother is traveling out of the country for his new job.  He went to Tajikistan.  Which honestly, I had never heard of.  It was part of the USSR back in the day.  He is going to be there for two weeks.  I am really happy that he got a job that is more exciting and more up his alley.  He was so unhappy with his old job.  He has never been off continent before, so I am sure he is pretty excited.  I wish I would have talked to him a little more before he left though. 
Now though, it is time to sit with my dogs and eat some candy.

Thu, Apr. 21st, 2011, 11:51 pm
Jonathan Richman

So this is a guy that my dad's second wife, Karen,  used to listen to a lot when I was growing up.  He sings a lot of cute songs and is generally a cute guy.  Karen took me to go see him at this small venue in San Juan Capistrano and what I remember most is that he had a lot of female fans and all of them had huge smiles through his whole performance.  
This is one of the songs that I remember pretty fondly.  He also sings, "Little Dinosaur", "Ice Cream Man", and "Abdul loves Cleopatra".  
Between my mom and Karen I got exposed to a lot f different types of music growing up.  My mom is really into everything from 60's soul to 80's new wave.  Karen is into everything from 70's punk to alternative music.  
Karen of course is the one who got me into bands like  They Might Be Giants, The Pixies, The Replacements, and stuff like that.  She has sooooo many cds and had the best records.  She hardly ever let us listen to her records.  I remember she had this awesome record that had all this music from a radio station that she used to listen to in the70s and 80s.  It had stuff from The Runaways, Rik L Rik,  The Dead Boys, and X.  I loved that record.  She gave all her records to someone a while back.  I think she still has most of her cds.  She was always buying new music.  I think she still does.  She always seems to know more about new music than I do.
My mom is the one who got me into all the 80s stuff I love.  When I was a kid she was way into the music that was popular at that time.  We would listen to Berlin, Duran Duran, INXS, and Michael Jackson.  We would go to a place in Chula Vista every weekend and we would get a 45.  I think she still has a lot of them.  She would always wake us up by blasting music.  I remember she would always play soundtracks too.  She got me into stuff like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.  She definitely is the one who influenced me as far as liking R&B stuff. 
My step dad is really into music, but my real dad isn't into it as much.  When I think of my dad's music I think of Sting and The Police.  When I think of Mike, my step dad, I think of Kraftwerk, Judas Priest, and jazz music.  He always tells us how many songs he has on his itunes, which is like up to 15000 or something.  He likes a wide range of stuff too.  One day he will be playing The Cure, and the next day he will be playing Mexican music.  
Anyway, that is a little insight into my musical background via my family's interests.  I have no idea why I like boy bands though.  Must just be something about being a girl during the time of New Kids on the Block and New Edition.  I like N'Sync and Justin Timberlake!  Go figure.  Not to mention now I am listening to Steve's music.  I now have a Slayer station on my Pandora.   

Wed, Apr. 20th, 2011, 11:09 pm
Running on empty

My laptop is on it's last bit of juice and I don't feel like plugging in.  May make for a short post.
Today I really was dreading going to work and when I got there we did get slammed with stuff from the client.  Way fun.  Then I spent most of my lunch bitching about apartment living and trading horror stories.  I stayed a little late, but not too late.  Tomorrow I see a late night in my future, but I am hoping that things go smoothly during the day so that we don't have to stay during the night.  When I got home I walked the dogs and Steve ended up picking us up on our way back to the house.  We went on a mini drive and then gave the dogs a bath.  After dinner we watched a fun movie called "The Watcher in the Woods".  It is one of those old Disney live action flicks.  It was a pretty odd film, with a really strange resolution.  When I was a kid I watched a few of the live action Disney movies, but they all mostly had Haley Mills in it.  Wasn't she so cute in "The Parent Trap"?  Maureen O'Hara too- what a beauty.  I also used to like one called "Summer Magic".  Haley Mills was in that one as well, but she was older. 
Now I am getting ready for bed, and watching "House Hunters International".  This episode takes place in China.  I like watching the International version of this show because I like seeing the way people live in different countries and see how much things cost.   Especially in places like England :)  I always tease Steve that we are going to move there someday even though I have never been there and have no idea if I would like it (although I totally would!).  A coworker of mine just spent a week there.  Sigh...one day.

Tue, Apr. 19th, 2011, 09:46 pm
Game of Thrones

Let's see...we got Jason Momoa:

Then this dude:
What is it with me and blondes lately?  Anyway, I wasn't disappointed in the show.  I have to say that I am most impressed with the casting.  When Steve and I saw Joffrey-we both thought that they got the perfect kid to play him, even though he hasn't said anything yet!  All the casting seems pretty on point.
Things move pretty fast, but I know it is a 10 part series, and they have a lot of ground to cover.  I heard on FB that they have already renewed for a 2nd season.  It makes me want to re-read the books. 
I guess I don't have a lot of insight into it.  I mostly just wanted to look at pictures of these two guys.  Plus I don't want to accidently say something about the books in case my vast readership (haha :P) hasn't had the opportunity to read the books.  I heard that Jason Momoa is going to be playing Conan the Barbarian in a new reboot.  Oooo I just had to look it up and I saw that Ron Perlman is in it as well.  Might not be too bad! 
I am also very excited that they are making a movie all about Puss 'n Boots from Shrek.  I love the story of Puss 'n Boots, and I can't help it, but that cat is adorable.  The next movie I am looking forward to is Priest.  I am sure it will suck, but it has Karl Urban!  I sound so boy crazy tonight. 

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