30.7.08

A Fun Meme

In the Spirit of Ear Candy, I bring you Eye Candy in a combination of a Meme I saw at Some Watery Tart's Place and a conversation I had w/ K8 in comments at my place about the "List" from Friends.  The Meme asks that all important and world altering question of which "famous people would you want listed in the contract that your significant other had to forgive you if, you know, you just happened to meet them and you just happened to hit it off and they just happened to express interest in some hot, shallow monkey sex?".  I couldn't narrow it down to five, and as I understand the "List" is as many as ten.  So, ten you get.  Also, it's a Meme, so if you read this, then Tag!  You're it!  And, VBFitU, you are hereby called upon to do yours.

FWIW, none of these people could make me nearly as ecstatically happy as The Guy does.  Not one.

W/o much further ado, and in no particular order:

David Boreanaz (duh!)


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Broody forehead for days, a prankster's personality, and he has that whole "500 years of psychic baggage" thing going on.  Oh yeah, you know what I am talking about.

Jesse Spencer


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I don't think so much w/ the Monkey Sex, but I would love to take him to a pub and get him to say "tumor" to me again and again in that adorable Aussie accent.  I know what an Anglophile is, so what does that make me?

And that brings me around to Hugh Laurie


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B/c if Annie Lennox doesn't want him I will gladly take him off of her hands.

Jet Li


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The cinematography isn't the only thing that is beautiful about the movie Hero.

Zach Braff


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Beating out Mark Wahlberg today (that'll teach you to make a movie and not take off your shirt, Mark!) is the writer, director, and star of a movie I relate to more than I can tell.

Clare Kramer


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If you don't know who she is I can not believe I call you my friend.  Consider this your free pass.  Kramer is only my all time favorite Big Bad from Buffy.  If anyone cared to ask me I would tell them that I think she would make the purrrfect Catwoman in the current Batman franchise.

Adam Baldwin (no, not one of those Baldwins)


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The man they call Jayne.  Also the man they called the Conduit in the last episodes of Angel.

Kate Walsh


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B/c this is what a feminist looks like.  I need no other reason.

Daniel Henney


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Maybe the Seoul reason to watch My Lovely Sam-Soon, if it wasn't already hilarious.  Sometimes the puns just come to me.

And last but certainly not least, My Other Boyfriend, AKA Stephen Colbert!


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Defender of Truthiness for all!

OK, that's mine.  Let's see yours.  Do it at your own place and drop the link in comments!

29.7.08

Some Random Photos

After a long grueling stretch of opening shifts The Guy and I decided to pack up some stuff for late afternoon snorkeling.  It seemed like a great idea, so we headed out to North Shore, and planned to go to Three Tables.  When we got to the strip of beaches they looked surprisingly full for so late in the day.  We just kept going up the shore headed north hoping for a less crowded area.  Eventually we ran out of beaches and wound up in Kahuku, which apparently is the Shrimp capital of the island.

Since I had never been that far up on that side of the island we kept going to see what we found.  The compass in the car eventually told us we were heading NE, and then E.  We ended up on a long stretch of the Kamehameha Highway that looked like it was literally the edge of the world.  We stopped off when we got to where you could see the Chinaman's Hat, which is a tiny island off the Kualoa Point, not too far from Kane'ohe Bay.  We also passed by a ranch that looks like it could be fun for a vacation when the Kid gets back, but we are also thinking of the Big Island for that too.

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The Chinaman's Hat.


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It seriously looks like if you veer too far to one side you could drive off of the world.


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A tree holding on to the world.


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Closer too that tree, you can see it's roots.


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Gettin' some sugar at the edge of the world.


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There was a ruined building w/ a large chimney at Kualoa Point.  I have no idea what it was, but I really love ruined buildings.  They look so tragically beautiful to me.


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It is so tall, and right at the bottom of the mountain ridge!


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The Guy took a few moving shots from the road.

We could have kept going.  I have always wanted to just drive the Kamehameha all the way around and see the sights along the way.  If you are unfamiliar w/ the islands, the Kam splits the island basically 2/3 to 1/3.  Other than the Pali Highway, this might be my new favorite drive.


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If I hadn't had such a craving for Rosie's Cantina's fish tacos back in Hale'iwa we would have kept going, but being as it was we decided to turn around and go back the way we came.  It was a little later, so we thought the beach would be out but as we got back to North Shore the beaches looked less packed, and we decided to snorkel anyway.  Besides, how cool would it be to snorkel w/ the perfect Guy at sunset in Hawai'i?

Too perfect to pass up.


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After snorkeling, just before sunset.


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The Guy, oh how I love him.


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And here is a shot of that sunset just b/f it began to pour down rain.  Yup, that's Hawai'i.  You can be basking in the beautiful sun one minute, and running for cover the next.  This was actually a cold rain, which is odd, but it still felt pretty good.

We had dinner at Rosie's, and then drove home for some snuggles.  It is amazing to me that I can live in a place that is 80 degrees all year around but a little swimming and rain makes me shiver to my bones.  So we put on our sweats and watched a little TV.

Malama Pono!

14.7.08

Some Random Photos

Artwork Edition!

I am still working on the Kid's Kindergarten scrapbook.  I have a few pages left to do, and some I am not sure how to do yet.  One thing I am trying to do is include some of her own school work from the year, but I have a dilemma w/ her artwork, which comes on huge three foot by two foot pages.  She has done some great artwork this year, but we don't have a ton of space.  When do you stop saving everything?  Where do you draw the line and start throwing things away?

Am I the only parent who really wants to save everything?

But thanks to the incredible age of computers and Al Gore's internet I have come up w/ a temporary solution.  I can take pictures of the larger stuff she does and save it, so that even when I decide I don't have space to keep the originals anymore we still have the memory.  That doesn't solve how I am going finish the scrapbook, but it is a start.



And that is all I have for now!

Malama Pono!

Some Random Photos

Another Shamelessly Stolen Edition!


A special thanks to the Kid's Auntie Heather, whom the Kid is over the moon about, for sharing these w/ me from her blog. It is so good to see her having fun even though I miss her SO much!

Her Aunt and Uncle took her camping, which she has been wanting to do for sometime. I think it is possible she enjoyed herself.  ;)

W/ the rumored coolest sticker book ever.



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Helping her Uncle put up the tent.


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All snuggled up in the sleeping bag she told us about!  


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The Kid tells me that her Uncle taught her to make scary faces.  Personally, I think she looks a little like Mike Myers in Wayne's World...but sometimes that is scary too!


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She really is a cuddle-bug!


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Enjoying a sugary breakfast!  Yum!


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And toast marshmallows over a fire.

Overall I am really glad she is having a good time.  When she left she was so upset and I felt awful for days...so it is good to see her having a great time.

And thanks, Auntie, for sharing!

13.7.08

Some Random Photos

The Happy Feet Edition!

I love days when the whole house spends an afternoon doing things together. The Other David(tm) is going home on leave soon, and wanted to try out a pedicure.  The Guy and I swear by them, as he loves the salt scrub and pumice treatment.  We decided to go and dragged David along too.  I am really lucky to have such great roommates (and more lucky to be married to one!  Yay!)!


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The Other David(tm) enjoying his first pedicure!


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David got into the whole thing, and picked up some reading material (though I can't say I approve, it was good to see him enjoying himself).  This picture is for Sarah!


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Let me just say I love this man.  Yes, a real man can totally relax and enjoy getting his feet taken care of.  You can't see the guy who was there w/ his wife enjoying his pedicure, but we actually had more men than women in there at one point!


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Not a great picture from my cell phone, but here are my happy pigs all painted up!  


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The girls there just love doing the Guy's feet, probably b/c he always picks such random stuff for them to do.  Today it is orange and purple.  You can hear them across the room!


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And while David was a big pile of no fun, the Other David(tm) wins for creativity today w/ his yellow smiley face toes!

So now that we are all relaxed we are going to watch Hellboy so that I can fully enjoy Hellboy II tonight, since I am unable to watch a movie out of order.  I have to see them in order!  Is that really so weird?

11.7.08

More Things I Have Been Doing

I made some more cute things these last few days I had off (I seem to have a little spare time lately).


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I love this picture of the Kid w/ the "Cockroach Killer".  It also inspired me to make her a cute reminder.  It was also for a challenge to use glitter on at least 25% of the mats (like I have a hard time doing that!).


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And, hey, didn't I tell you I had already scrapped this picture?  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I was going to do.


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I didn't put up the pictures of the explosion box I made for Kari and Kendon sooner b/c I didn't want her to see it b/f I gave it to her!  Here are some more pictures of it:


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(I love the punch that makes these flowers!)

I am going to make her a few more baby mats for the nonillion pictures she has of that cute little bug!

That is all for now!  We are having friends over for dinner, so I guess I should get cleaned up and cooking!

Some Random Photos

Shamelessly Stolen Edition!

Since the Kid is away I have to yoink pictures from other people (this time it was my cousin on Myspace) to share and keep up.  She took some great one's this past 4th.


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The Kid w/ my cousin, and her older sister's boyfriend at the Brimley 4th parade.


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Seeing the parade from a better vantage point.


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I hear she made out like a bandit w/ the candy and free goodies at the parade.


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Caged up just like she needs to be ;)  (also a great picture.  I have already scrapped it!)


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And I do not believe this is really my child...in a pool, no life vest, not clinging desperately to a grown up's neck.  Rumor has it she really enjoyed swimming all day long mostly by herself.  She has come a long way in her water fear!  Yay!

That is it.  I am lurking around waiting for other pictures to surface...and when they do, you will see them here!

Malama Pono!

10.7.08

Wednesday Whedon Moment

This one is for Tobes. Actually, it’s for all of us.



I am one of those totally dorky people who becomes so invested in a TV show character that she has spent years watching grow that she will cry at certain moments in that show. This scene in the final episode of BtVS made me blub. Completely and totally w/ snot pouring down my face blub.

To me it says a lot more than a bunch of girls getting supernatural powers. It is a message that speaks beyond the pop culture and right to the heart of all women everywhere.

To you who think that Whedon isn’t a feminist, you have missed the fucking mark. You have not been paying attention. It’s called seeing past the pop culture and using your brain and seeing what the fuck he is trying to accomplish. Joss Whedon gave us the first true female heroine on television in pop culture. I know we had Wonder Woman, the bionic woman and such…but Buffy was the first girl who was like us. Whedon gave us this girl, this person who looked like us and gave her the ability to not only not lay down and cry waiting to be rescued but to kick a little ass and do the rescuing herself. Regardless of what SMG might say off camera, Buffy is a feminist icon. She was just a girl, and a force to be reckoned w/.

Ever since his work on Roseanne, Whedon has been creating women who stepped outside of what was expected and perceived. They were mouthy, they were sometimes crass and obnoxious. They were sexual beings in charge of their own lives (once they figured out how to get there). They were beautifully flawed and yet perfectly admirable.



So, w/o further ado, I give you my favorite blubworthy Buffy moment.

Here’s to the Slayer in all of us.



Cooking W/ the Moderatrix

I have been meaning to do this for a while. I cook a lot in my spare time…and try to find simple things to throw together when I have time.

Tonight it was vegetable pizza.

2 cans refrigerator crescent rolls or your favorite crust, baked and cooled (this will make two small or one larger pizza).

1 lb cream cheese, softened

1 cup sour cream

either 1 pkg hidden valley ranch seasoning mix, or roasted garlic powder and dill to taste, whichever you prefer (i always just throw in whatever until i like it)

various chopped vegetables, including but not limited to cucumbers, tomatoes (seeded…b/c otherwise ewww), broccoli. I also use shredded carrots in lieu of shredded cheese, or you can actually use cheese. tonight i used minced green onions.

mix the cream cheese, sour cream and seasoning together until smooth. spread over crust, and sprinkle w/ lots of veggies.

Enjoy!



This is in my collection of things to take for potlucks or other bring your own dish gatherings.

2.7.08

I AM More Emo Than Harry Potter!

Which Star Wars Character Are You?

You are Luke Skywalker. You are adventurous and love to be where the action is. Your curiosity runs wild and you have to seek out the answers to all your questions or else you will not be at peace. People see you as a great leader, although you are uncomfortable with this because you don't see yourself the same way. You just believe in being honest and focusing on the good in the world. You are sweet and lovable and have many friends that would be lost without you.

Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com


I thought I was more of an Anakin, but wev.

Star Wars Rules!

h/t to Phy/Bob

Some Stuff I Have Been Up To

I haven't been online a lot lately, but I did recently participate in an online Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks.  It's my second one that I have done there, and it was just as fun as the first.  I didn't get to do nearly as much this time, which was too bad b/c there were tons of great challenges and I had approximately a nonillion ideas.  Some I am still going to finish b/c that is the only way to get some ideas out of my head.


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This one was a challenge to do a LO in a circle that was not going to be mounted on a square.  It was so much fun and I am so pleased w/ how it turned out!  The phrase in the block amused me when I thought about how the Kid has changed the lives of these guys.  Someone at SS mentioned that this is in fact wall worthy...and I am inclined to agree!  I am going to find a way to make it sturdier and hang it on one of those plate racks.  I wish there were round frames...


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Here are some cards I did (you have to do four in a challenge if you are doing cards instead of a LO) where the main design had to be stamped.  I also "sugar coated" the bejeebus out of them for fun.

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Last one I finished this time was a recipe...I had to use certain things.  It turned out cute...and I think it is going to be a gift for someone I know and love *coughVBFitU* but who shall remain nameless.


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That is all.  I am working on a gift for someone right now, too.

Hope you are all well, Readerland!