Monday, November 28, 2011

Little Girls + Demons = Successful Horror Flick

The Exorcist:  Regan talks to "Captain Howdy"
Poltergeist: Carol Ann talks to the "TV People"
Paranormal Activity 3: Kristi talks to "Toby"

OK, I loved Paranormal Activity 3 (I love them all), but I really want to know why they didn't include any of the scenes in the trailer in the movie???  I especially like how "Toby" table head-butts the psychic.  Guess I will have to wait for the uncut DVD.  :-/

Why I'm not allowed to have young children around...

Photo (legally) stolen from

Turkey Day - Success!

I was the sole chef for this year's Thanksgiving, and for a record number of people - SEVEN.  Bill (my stepson), Robby (Bill's best friend), Erica (Bill's girlfriend), Mom #1, Mom # 2, Mom # 2's son's girlfriend Lisa and myself. The most I had ever cooked for previously was six, and that was with help.  I did it!  We had crab/artichoke dip with baguette, and salami + cheese + crackers for appetizers (and champagne).  The day before I had to cook the turkey, because we did turkey AND ham cuz Erica hates turkey, and there was no way to cook that much stuff in one small oven in one day.  I also prepped most of the side dishes on Wed. so I wouldn't have a full-on panic attack on Thursday.  I also cleaned and did last minute shopping and hurt my back.  AGAIN.  (Thank God for muscle relaxers and wine.)

Kids drove down Wednesday night and we all chatted while I chopped.  Thursday was a fun-filled day of food, drink and laughter.  Our new tradition for "Black Friday" is Disneyland - starting last year and continuing this year, however I completely pooped out at 4 pm and went home and took a nap, then went back at 9 to pick up the kids.  I'm old!  But instead of going home, they made me go see Paranormal Activity 3 again because it was essential we see it together.  OK. Fine.

Saturday the kids helped me put up the Christmas Tree and then I kicked them out so I could sleep for the next 30 hours.  Which I did.

Heaven on a spoon.  Perfect on Thanksgiving for those who don't like pie.  Like me.

The kids

Where's the turkey you promised me?  Hello?!

My eyes were bigger than my stomach.  Which gives me pretty freakin' big eyes.

To Mom # 1:  I cook, you clean...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yes, I am FINALLY posting!

Best Birthday EVER!  My very best friend on the planet (Jenny) from Seattle, flew down last Friday night.  My two moms and I picked her up at Long Beach airport and since it was almost 10 pm, we decided we needed pie and coffee to keep us awake!  After we got home, the appletini's put us to sleep.

Saturday, on my actual b-day, we spent a few hours down at Laguna beach goofing off, eating and buying a bunch of stuff we didn't need.  Funny story. We had decided to get a coffee and share a chocolate croissant, then walked over to some benches that overlooked the ocean. A bunch of birds flew down around us and I (stupidly) picked a small piece of my croissant off and fed a pigeon. Then, suddenly, a HUGE seagull swooped down and grabbed MY ENTIRE HALF CROISSANT RIGHT OUT OF MY HAND. I was all WTF just happened???? Jenny was rolling.

That night we went to BJ's Brewery for dinner (I had a Maui glazed pork chop) and went back the house for ice cream cake and lemon drop martini's.  What?  They totally go together!

Sunday it was Disneyland time.  We went from 40 y.o. to 4.  OMG, so much fun.  Lasted almost 12 hours.  We got soaked on Splash Mt. and the Grizzly River Run.  Jenny got it the worst.

Monday we slept in, I made eggs benedict (of course) which we ate outside on the patio and just hung out.  I had to take her to the airport at noon, so the rest of the day sucked after that and now we are all pouty.

The end.

Absolutely nuts at work.  I want Jenny back.

Monday, November 07, 2011

My New Favorite Word

I had an email conversation going with a co-worker in NJ today, and he used the word "assholular" in a sentence.  I rolled.  I love new words.

Playing Catch Up...

Holy cow.  Busy.  In the middle of selling the WA house (finally!), work is crazy, had a coworker friend from Seattle come stay with me last weekend - fun!  Lots of wine! weekend I turn the big 4-0, and my very best friend in the whole wide world is coming to visit for 4 days!!!  I can't wait.  All this girl-time has been really good for me!

I also got a new bed.  It is a Serta i-Comfort, which is similar to a Tempurpedic, but made with gel inside the memory form instead so you don't experience the hot/cold fluctuations.  LOVE.IT.  Worth all those pennies...and there were a LOT of pennies.  I can finally sleep through the night.

I'm sure I will have tons of pics to share from all my adventures of late, but I haven't had time to download them.  The kids are coming for Thanksgiving again, and I'm cooking this year!  AAAAHHHH!  And Christmas is coming...and holy crap there is never enough time for anything!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Never Argue with a Woman

One afternoon, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.  Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.  She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and begins to read her book.  The peace and solitude are magnificent.

Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat.  He pulls up alongside the woman and says:

"Good Afternoon, Ma'am..What are you doing?"

"Reading a book", she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')

"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area", he informs her.

"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing, I'm reading."

"Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.  I'll have to take you in and write you up."

"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault." says the woman.

"But I haven't even touched you", says the Game Warden.

"That's true, but you have all the equipment...and for all I know you could start at any moment."

"Have a nice day ma'am", and he left.


Never argue with a woman who reads.  It's likely she can also think.