Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Favorite things-

I know Oprah and Ellen do episodes about their favorite things. So I thought I should do the same. Although, in my version I won't be giving readers any of my favorite things. Sorry. I will do the giveaways after my first banked million. I pinky spit promise. "What are these beautiful pictures?" you ask. 
1. A water glass. I need to work a little more on my talents, this is step one: practice. I love art!! I also love water. 
2. Christmas in Germany. A wedding present from oversea cousins. Thanks a million! 

 3. A wedding present blanket. We wanted something fancy in our house. Adults have fancy bedspreads.
 4. A leafy treetops diorama. How cool is this? I got it because I coveted it from a friend and she saw it in my eyes. Next time.. there will be no next time. Say no to coveting. I do love this picture.
 5. Green felt supporting a wicker owl. I think you know a little more about coveting now, don't you.
 6. A magnificent quilt to match my other fancy bedspread and impress guests. Thanks Deane! She spent two years on it and I'm very impressed with the result. All of that business is hand stitched. See #1.

7. Life of Pi. I read it. I loved it. You should read it and love it too. Thanks for the picture, moviewaffler.com.
8. Babies. I love them. They are so precious and delicious. I don't want one yet, but I love holding this one.
 9. Krispy Kreme donuts are pretty much the only kind of donuts I like. Only fresh.
10. Charles. I love that man. He's my favorite. He's so nice and sometimes dresses up in fancy coral shorts to impress me. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sea of Glass

Saturday we had a pretty adventure.  In the beginning, we played ultimate frisbee with all the ultimate regulars. To end it, Charles got the frisbee from the person's backyard it was thrown into. Good job Charles. 

Then we went boating with Terry and Jennifer. Terry did not bring his dog Duke, which ended up being a good idea, because dogs are not allowed on Angel Island. It wasn't windy. Now I know what people are talking about when they say…sea of glass.

We hiked to the peak of Mt. Livermore, took pictures, and made eyes at the view. Terry then bet a fresh batch of cookies to the first person to reach the boat. I don't know if you've ever met Terry, or even heard about him, but he kills desserts. I mean, I don't know how he is with actual food, but he can make a mean carmel sauce, and we devoured those cookies as we would have a delicious burrito.

We started by walking down the mountain, then I left those suckers in my dust. Charles chased me, saying when he'd married me he thought he wouldn't have to chase me anymore. Darling boy. We then jogged together, laughing about how a certain sister would look on in dismay. (It's quite foolhardy to run while holding hands.)

Then we saw a deer jumping right in front of us. Oh deer. Right when we felt the safest, we looked back, and there was TERRY! He and Jennifer were coming upon us. So we ran. Fast. We were so fast. We ran until I made Charles go ahead and win it for us. I can only run at top speeds for so long. I'm a cheetah. Or, I can lope for hours. I'd spent all my running capacity, so Terry and Jennifer passed me. 

I just yelled at Charles to keep going and to win. He did. 20 minutes later, I made it to the boat with Jennifer. We got there before sunset. Unfortunately, the engine had some trouble. Puttered, slowed, sped up, puttered, slowed, sped up, and finally, died. Luckily, by then we'd left the scary part of the bay. We stopped in the inlet. Thank goodness Terry made us run down the mountain.

As Terry took out the oars, we sang noble songs. I waved at a passing 50 ft. sailboat. He passed us, and then, Zach came back. He offered us a tow, and brought us onto his boat. He said we hadn't looked too worried, but he thought he'd ask if we needed help. It was nice of him to come back. We had no lights and there was a tugboat moving a huge boat in the causeway ahead of us, so we might have gotten crushed. We didn't. Thanks Zach! He dropped us close to the dock and we(Terry) rowed the rest of the way. Hooray! We chose life!

At the dock, there was a guy on a little houseboat, smoking and declaring someone had stolen his gas can. He then told us he knew who did it. Sketch. Then, at the fish cleaning station, we saw an old lady cleaning her clothes. After closer inspection, she was our age, and she was still washing her clothes. I'm ashamed to say I didn't give her any of our leftover granola bars because I didn't know how to approach her with them. I didn't want to humiliate her. Next time, I will just ask. Ahh, courage.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Swifter and Stronger-

I realized yesterday, talking with a group of friends, that I haven't made any show lists recently.

My faithful regulars
1. Nashville
2. Modern Family
3. Scandal
4. Chicago Fire
5. Graceland
6. Vikings
7. The Goldbergs
8. The Bachelor
9. Almost Human
10. America's got Talent

Shows that really tapered off for me
1. Agents of Shield
2. Once Upon a Time

We'll see shows
1. Suburgatory
2. Enlisted
3. Brooklyn 9-9

Funny Bachelor quotes/thoughts (http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor/cast
It seems pretty important, when you first come out of the limo, to make a big impression, because that's your big one-on-one chance. If you don't plan anything to say, it's going to be a big tank ex. Amy- during her big chance, she just stood in front of Juan Pablo in silence.
"He's my type; very attractive."
Massage therapists on these shows are always creepy, I hope it's just her intro- Amy.
"Not only am I pretty, but I'm not afraid to scratch people's eyes out".- Valerie
Lacy has short fingers.
Some of these girls look like Disney princesses eg.Clare.
Lucy: job- free spirit. Nuf said.
Sharleen- I know she got the first impression rose, but she's not feeling it. She's probably waiting for a surgeon.
I like Lauren, the music composer. She seems real.

Ok, real life. Charles did some crazy P90x exercises with my brother-in-law and thereby has been sore all week. Yet even in his highly debilitated physical condition, I cannot pin him. I cannot move his deadweight body when he plays dead on my chest. I can hardly dress him when he pretends to be paralyzed. How am I supposed to push him around if I can't overtake him physically? I submit multiple solutions: 

1. Get stronger.
2. Persuasion through treats
3. Battles of brains vs. brawn. Strike that. Beauty vs. brawn. Strike that. Nooo, no. Under qualified at every turn. Wait, he shaved the stache. It's on.
4. Wait one more day until he's even weaker. Then, use my backup strength.
5. Challenge his strength while he's asleep. There, that's how strong you are.
6. Always wear shoes around the house.

I got a soft new planner for my birthday and need to transfer all the important info. from my last planner. Coming soon. I am also finished reading "Life of Pi". Silly me, I thought it was based on a true story. It is not. What I hate? Looking on Wikipedia to see if it's a true story and accidentally reading the ending to the book, which I'm one cd away from myself. Boo. It's my own fault. Never marry a man who lies. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014


My brother made me and Charles a disney princess/ super hero mashup calendar. Woot. I'm excited to color it. Happy 2014!!!!!

I want to know why there are shoe skids on the toilets at work. I've been to Russia. I know how people use the toilets there, but are you kidding me? With full access to toilet paper covers, you don't need to walk on the toilets people. You can use the paper and sit on them like a normal person.

My hair is starting to show beneath the second wall pane in the hallway at work. It's been a long road. These days, the only way to keep my hair out of my face, I braid it at night. It makes me feel like I'm on Pride and Prejudice.

My sister America had a baby. She's a peach. She smiles for me and makes me want my own. Who wants to share, when you can have all the drama for yourself? Ha, I don't want a baby. I do love holding my niece though. She's so tiny and reminds me of an elf.

I found out over the break that Charles wants a dog. Not now, but someday. What a thing to spring on a person. Especially around Christmas. Almost gave me a heart attack. It would be an outdoor dog though. Charles would take care of it- and feed it, and dress it, and rock it sleep.

I told him dogs are worse than babies, because they never grow up. I'll show him. Not today though. Today, it's just the two of us. We color, eat, run. That's about it. That's why we have so much fun when we're together. Hooray for marriage!

You know something cooler than a dog? A compost method. I know it sounds strange, but believe me, compost gives back. Don't believe me? Ask the garden. We don't have one, but someday, right before we get the dog, we'll start a heap. I don't like wasting, so I imagine we're feeding the dirt. You're welcome dirt.

Do I like pizza crusts the best? No, but I do eat it first. Who wants to eat cold pizza crusts? At least when you eat that part first, it's warm and lovely. Pizza is lovely. Most pizza. Some pizza is gross. Sorry gross pizza.