Saturday, July 09, 2005


The Posies will be shooting a video for 'Conversations' this Thursday (the
14th) in Seattle, and they are looking for extras. They will not be able to
pay you, but a hot meal will be provided!

If you fit any of these descriptions (or know someone who does), e-mail a
photo to

- Asian man and woman, both 40+ yrs old

- Hispanic man, 20-40 yrs old

- African American man, 40+ yrs old

- Two caucasian women 60 + yrs old

I can tell you're the one that I'd bet our lives upon...

(Imagine a very sing song tone here)
"I’m having a partaaay this evening for my anniversary."
Yay! (My REAL anniversary is Monday, but Saturday it is Party time!)

I am on my way out to pick up some booze and nibbles for the big party. I’m so excited! A year. Wow! It went so fast. That is the thing about being happy, time flies by so fast. They say happiness makes your life longer, but I think it makes it feel shorter.
I remember ten years ago when Jon and I first met. He came to visit me for 11 days in Alaska. I remember being so happy and telling myself every day, “I still have # more days before he has to go home, that is a lot of time.” And then in a half of a blink, he had to go. These days I still stop every now and then and look at him and think, “Wow! We really did it, he is here and not going anywhere.”
All I can say is Wow. Life can be pretty cool sometimes.

Friday, July 08, 2005

The ramblings of a rainy Friday...

My heart is sick over the events in London. The people that would do this are monsters who do not value life. Now it is back to waking up and turning on the news with my fingers crossed just to make sure nothing else has happened.

What an undignified way to die. Get blown up on your way to work, or like 9/11, die while at work!
OK, my job is not too bad, I like the people I work with and that counts for a lot, but seriously, I DO NOT want to die at work or in the process of going to work! I waste enough of my life at work thank you very much.
Maybe if I was doing something that was saving lives or saving some portion of the world, or meaningful in any way, but I don't. So if whoever is in charge is listening, I would prefer to die old wrinkly and surrounded by loved ones many many many years from now and NOT AT WORK.
For the record; I intend on celebrating at least my 95th birthday!

This makes it that much harder to say goodbye to my husband as he heads over the pond as well. But like people said after 9-11, the days following attacks there are probably no safer place to be on the planet. So I will think about that when I start getting all Chicken Little about it.

Now that I got that off my chest...

We are still in the midst of planning our 1st anniversary party which is tomorrow! We have decided to go Italian for the party. It seems to be the easiest and since it looks like it will be pissing down rain, grilling will be out of the question. I am going to get a few of those take and bake pizzas and Licia is making some yummy salads and I will be making some sort of Italian dish or another.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Blow Out- I just can't get enough!

As much as I hate to admit this, I will:
I have fallen under the spell of this ridiculous television show on BRAVO called Blow Out. It is a "reality" show depicting the life of salon owner and Egomaniac-secretly-self-loathing-in-the-closet-walking contradiction of a man Jonathan. I HATE this guy, but I think that is why I LOVE this show! I can't stop watching it. I find myself yelling at the screen like a mariners fan during a good season. It is craziness I tell you. Everything that comes out of his mouth is contrived right down to his "Therapist" appointments where he pokes himself in the eyes really hard trying to coax tears all the while his reality therapist leads him through conversations about how he is feeling in a way no licensed, self respecting therapist would.
He has the ego of a CEO of a major corporation (If you have worked for one, you know exactly what I mean) and he stalks around like a peacock. But then he is moved to tears when someone uses his product and says they like it as though he just invented a cure for Cancer.
My favorite Jonathan quote thus far, "Today not even THIS makes me happy!" (referring to looking at himself in the mirror.)

Major props to the ad guy who would not take his shit and probably would have been canned had he not been such a great spoiler for the ego fest on this reality TV. My favorite quote by him, "What, did your beauty school education teach you that?"

"Let us endeavor to live that when we come
to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
-Mark Twain

Sunday, July 03, 2005

I still need a cup of Joe.

Our upstairs neighbors went away for the long weekend so Jon and I have been taking full advantage of their On Demand HBO. We caught up on all of the new Entourage and 6 feet Under. We are quite bummed that they don’t seem to have the new Sopranos on there yet. Oh well. We watched the pilot of The Comeback last night with Lisa Kudrow. Not so great.
I really like ON Demand, but realized it isn’t that worth it when you can rent all of the shows you want to see when they come out. And the reality is it doesn’t have everything you want to see. No L Word, and the movies cost you $3.99 to watch. So it isn’t worth it, but it is fun if you are house-sitting!
Oh and just so everyone knows, in case I didn’t mention it before, Fat Actress is the worse mind numbing pile of dribble on television getting the most hype. I can only imagine it is doing so well because so many vindictive women out there like to see someone who used to be really beautiful making a pig of herself. Kirstie is a funny lady, but this show and it’s one tired joke disappoints me to no end. It is sad really.
Tonight we catch up on Curb Your Enthusiasm which is the show that started this “no script” trend and is the best of the bunch.
I am going and getting my hair done today. My sweet husband surprised me last night and said that I could make an appointment his treat. He said he knew I would love some fresh color for our big anniversary party next week. How sweet is that? Does my boy know me or what?

So we are taking it easy this being our second to last weekend together before he takes off for the rest of the world. It’s gonna be rough, but it is worth it. (At least that is what I keep telling myself.)

Oh, and I almost forgot, we went to see War of The Worlds yesterday! I liked it a lot, there were parts that I swear came straight out of my nightmares though which gave me the willies. There were also parts that made me laugh even though I was the only one laughing in the theatre which is always a little embarrassing. Oh well.
It had a few forgivable plot holes. The only big complaint I have is the cheese ball last minute of the show. I mean come on people!

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