Thursday, February 26, 2009

today's fortune cookie

Any troubles you may have will pass very shortly.

i certainly hope so!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

top chef surprise

sitting here watching the finale of Top Chef and they are in New Orleans. the final challenge is a 3 course meal prepared and served at Commander's Palace. i would not think anything about this. they just introduce the judges and i see this one woman who i know i know. and it hits me...In The Land of Cocktails!
so what only 2 people up here know, until now, is i have a half sister that i've never met. but we've been in some sort of mail/email contact for about 15 years. we've never met or spoken outside of photos and e/mail. well, one of the judges for the final is Ti Martin (no relation to me) and i freak out cuz she, along with my half sister, is one of the women behind the blog. how cool is that?! well, off to see who wins this thing. not looking good for my girl Carla???


had my first ashes today. i know what SOMEONE is saying right now!

do as i say not as i do

you know who you are!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

help you help me

so i've actually done pretty well with THIS THING the last several months. i held up to some well-earned criticism about why i was even bothering at all. and i questioned it myself and came to the conclusion that it was simply the right thing to do. well it was bound to happen and i broke 2 weeks ago. came home from yoga and nacho asked how was it. i proceeded to verbally puke my frustration with THIS THING. thank god he is how he is. then Bridgette calls Friday to vent her thing and in the process of helping her work through hers, i offer a common perspective....either resolve it by leaving or find a way to live with it cuz eventually this is not venting this is bitching. she thanks me and i start to puke the same verbal vomit on her that i did on nacho 2 weeks ago. EXCEPT i catch myself remembering what i just told her. and now i'm bitching. but thank you Bridgette for letting me catch myself and testing me to tell you more...which i did not. i will find a way to live with this or i will leave.

jam on it

the last 2 weeks i have had the best home made jelly i think i've ever had in my entire life. and it wasn't made by my sister. it was made by this woman. it somehow got lost in the shuffle of home made jellies that my sister shipped home with me on the last couple of visits. and anyone who knows me understands what a creature of habit i am. i don't typically eat breakfast and i'm in the habit of plain toast. so when i came across this jar and didn't recall what it was, i was a bit hesitant. opening it up i thought it looked like cheeries but still wasn't sure. it was. and it was heaven. i LOVE chunks of whatever fruit you're making it out of in a preserve and this had tons. i had intended to post a photo with this entry, but it didn't quite make it. i scraped every drop out of that jar. and i'm missing it as i type! thank you so much DJ!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

mrs marty feldman

okay, so nacho and i fully admit we're addicted to TopChef. and even though we record it, we can't wait to watch it so we watch it the same night - just 15min late so we don't have to suffer through commercials. i've even got my co-worker B hooked on it. i look forward to Thurs now cuz (1) it's Virtual Friday and (2) i wait for B to ask "so......D.......did you watch TopChef last night?" my next goal is to get him hooked on ProjectRunway, but that's for another time. anyway, like many critics, i thought this season started off slow and finally ramped it's ass up to something interesting. case in point, i thought Carla should have been dropped early in the season, but i find myself rooting for her to win each episode now. and i was so excited when she won last night, and won the car at that - i'll refrain from product placement. but this whole time i can't help but think she looks like Mrs Marty Feldman! it's so bad that B now says he can't look at her without thinking that. and Nacho and i have this Mystery Science Theatre thing going where whe she gets all excited we mute the sound at the end of whatever she's saying and insert our own extra ending like "i thought my eyes were gonna bug out!". but i have to say in reading commentaries this morning about the show, this by far is my favorite:
  • Back in the 80s, Carla used to model. She didn't say for whom. My guess is Jim Henson.
don't get me wrong, i really do like her and i'm rooting for her to win this thing - Stefan's cockiness has gotten a little more than old. but god love her for her animation!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Moser? is that you?

Naked Biker Crashes Into Trooper

35-Year Old Was 'Naked As A Jaybird,' Faces Indecent Exposure Charges

Friday, February 6, 2009

the eagle has landed

actually eagleS. shot this last weekend and while having eagles around the house is not that big a deal to us, it is a big deal when they hang out in our tree. they just don't usually do that. no idea why but i'll be doing some remodeling to the tree this summer to see if i can make it more appealing!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


we'll be seeing them this May in our new favorite venu! can't wait! there are so many good ones, it's really hard to pick just one. so i'll pick randomly.

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