Friday, August 15, 2008

Bowing to peer pressure

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6am

2. Diamonds or pearls? Pearls

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Indiana Jones

4. What is your favorite TV show?
The Wire

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Yogurt and a piece of fruit

6. What is your middle name?
Joy, Liana, and Kaye

7. What food do you dislike? Avacado, coconut

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I'm pretty much limited to the radio these days.

9. What kind of car do you drive?
'95 Saturn SLR

10. Favorite sandwich? Bacon, bacon, bacon!

11. What characteristic do you despise? Petty vindictiveness.

12. Favorite item of clothing? My wedding dress!

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Prague...or maybe Croatia...or Scandinavia. Too many places!

14. Where would you retire to? Sonoma.

15. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 21st. My first surprise party!

17. Person you expect to send it back first? N/A

18. When is your birthday? August 31

19. Morning person or night person? Mid-afternoon.

20. What is your shoe size? 9

21. Pets? On barfy kitty, Chloe.

22. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? Phelps just won gold# 6.

23. What did you want to be when you were little? Teacher.

24. How are you today? Rushed.

25. What is your favorite flower? Orange roses.

26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? August 31.

27. What are you listening to right now? Shawn Johnson performing her floor routine.

28. What was the last thing you ate? Dinner. Home-made chicken pot pies.

29. Do you wish on stars? Only the shooting ones.

30. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Raw Umber.

31. How is the weather right now? Foggy.

32. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Mary.

33. Favorite soft drink? Diet Coke.

34. Favorite restaurant? French Laundry.

35. Hair color? Light brown.

36. What was your favorite toy as a child? My little pony house.

37. Summer or winter? Winter.

38. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla.

39. Coffee or tea? coffee

40. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes.

41. When was the last time you cried? Two days ago when I thought I'd lost my wedding ring in the washing machine.

42. What is under your bed? Cat hair.

43. What did you do last night? Watched the olympics.

44. What are you afraid of? Any manner of bug.

45. Salty or sweet? Salty.

46. How many keys on your key ring? Three.

47. How many years at your current job? 1.

48. Favorite day of the week? Saturday.

49. Do you make friends easily? Yes.
50. How many people will you send this to? 0

51. How many will respond? n/a

52. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Yes.

Monday, August 04, 2008

We're Back!

G & I spent the weekend up in Gig Harbor, WA attending the wedding of one G's groomsmen. The ceremony was sweet, the beer (groom-brewed) was excellent and a good time was had by all, especially the mosquitoes who evidently had quite the feast on my exposed legs. But can we talk about the awesomeness that is Virgin America? First of all, the inside of the plane is like gay disco. It's lit with purple and blue lights and as you're boarding they play techno. The only thing missing is a gaggle of shirtless pretty boys. The first class chairs have the standard footrest and complimentary cocktail while the hoi polloi board.

But the best part of the whole thing is Red, the in-flight entertainment system. Theoretically, it's powered by Dish to provide satellite television while in-flight. That lasted for a good 30 seconds before cloud cover interfered with the signal. There are also a bunch of movies to choose from, but I'd just seen half of them on the way to/from Europe and our short flight wasn't terribly conducive to a movie. There is also a completely cool in-flight message board (chat with your fellow passengers!). Incredibly excited about this, I was all ready for some verbal sparring with a couple of 12 year olds, but, alas, nobody was logged in. So G & I resorted to the coolest feature of Red--games! The 12 year olds were undoubtedly playing Doom (and therefore not on the chat board), but G & I opted for mahjong! That's right, an hour and a half of Asian Memory. That and a glass of shiraz made the flight go by in a snap. All-in-all, an excellent flight!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Uh-oh. She's ranting again.

Y'all may have heard about the 44 pound cat found wandering the streets of the Garden State. Although Princess Chunk wasn't wearing a collar, it was pretty clear to all that she didn't get that porky on mice and spiders, if you know what I mean. Sure enough, the owner came forward...but she didn't take him back (she turned out to be a he--hardly surprising they didn't figure that out). It turns out that Prince Chunk is yet another victim of the foreclosure crisis. His owner lost her home and abandoned the kitty because she had nowhere to take him.

Okay, first of all, I'm pretty sure I know where the mortgage money went and I hope Purina is happy. Secondly, you cannot leave a 44 pound cat to fend for himself on the streets. He's too fat to get out of the way of oncoming cars. But he's just fat enough to make a nice coyote snack.