Thursday, May 22, 2008

I See You

The other night, the boy and I were celebrating our 8th wedding anniversay. We were kidding around, waiting for our meals when I looked out the window and saw a young man. He was sitting down on a bench, one hand holding a cell phone and the other hand deeply involved with his nose.

Fizzienub looked at me, saw the fury race across my face and went "uh oh".

First. There's this amazing invention called "tissue paper". It serves all kinds of different functions, including allowing people the ability to blow one's nose without having to go nose spelunking.

Second. If for some reason, you MUST pick your nose, do it in private. And here's an extra hint, especially avoid restaurants. Oh and you are not invisible in your car. I can see you.

Third. Inspection and flickage is just insult to injury.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fort Night

I remember making the most convoluted, architecturally dangerous forts when I was child. My siblings and I would grab every chair in the house, throw on blankets anchored down by huge encyclopedias and then hunker down inside. We'd bring in pillows, sammiches, books and games and spend hours and hours in the fort.

Occasionally, I'll feel the urge to regress and so last night, we had another "fort night".

As you can see by our construction, it's not very intricate...more like a giant blanket cave. I think that's because moving in between tight and narrow spaces (like chair legs) was a lot easier when I was 12. But who cares! We spent a few hours in our fort with donuts and other snacks while watching TV.

And yes, we don't have children.


I've been obsessed with cooking Thai food lately. I've just learned how to make one of my favorite dishes - spicy Thai chicken basil. It's just amazing. And low fat. And amazing. I love the smell of Thai basil and the chili peppers are gorgeous.

And after a few weeks of cold and rainy weather, we're in the middle of a sun/heatwave. It's about 90ºF outside with clear blue skies. My red Japanese maple looks like it's on fire.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Light

Every month for the past 6 months, I've walked into my orthodontist's office and said, "Okay, you're taking these braces off NOW!" Only to be persuaded to keep them on for another month or two. "After all," he'd say, "You've come this far, what's another few weeks?"

But not today. Today, when I made my familar demand, he only hemmmed and hawwed for a bit. "Okay, we'll take them off next month." Hurrah!! Yay!! Yipeee. June 17th. Almost 2 years from the date this torture all started.

When I started down this path, I was sold a false bill of goods. 12 months, 16 months top, I was promised, including surgery time. What a load of crock.

If you were to ask me if this was all worth it, I'm not sure what the answer would be. The surgery was insane. Ten times more invasive, painful and frustrating than I thought it would be. I don't know how I got through that - just thinking about it now makes me wince.

First thing I'm going to do when the braces come off ... eat a big old spinach salad in public.

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Now for something fluffy and silly. I am SOOOOO all over the upcoming Sex and the City movie. I loved this show when it was on HBO and still miss it. Not enough to go on any New York SATC tours (WTF?) but enough to watch it opening weekend.

Also, I don't care what everyone else says. SJP's hat is weird, theatrical and completely over the top.

In other words... perfect.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Junk In The Trunk

I like big butts and I cannot lie
You other brothers can’t deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung

-- Sir Mixalot

The boy and I were watching some silly entertainment gossip show and I mentioned that Kim Kardashian had the biggest butt I've ever seen (that wasn't on someone who was morbidly obese). I think the camera angles failed at capturing the hugeness of her bum because the boy was less than impressed. "Yeah, it's not that big."

Which prompted me to find the following.

This is classic bubble butt. What do you think? And then we will wait for the boy to respond.

Smell The Roses

Sunday is Mother's day. Even Vadar is getting in the action. Doesn't he look softer, sweeter and more caring with the wand? I think so.

Yesterday, I made some banana nut muffins, ate one and then fell asleep around 8 pm. I'm not sure if the two are related.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Holy Crapola, Batman!

In the last few years, there's been a glut of movies based on comic book heroes. In my opinion, most of them were giant flaming bags of poo.

A few weeks ago, I had the misfortune of watching Crapwoman.. errr... Catwoman. There are no words. The following from Wiki says it so much better than I ever could:

"This film received seven Golden Raspberry nominations in 2005. It won in the categories of Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Halle Berry accepted the award for Worst Actress personally, apologizing for the film, and speaking frankly in interviews about her views regarding problems with the film."

Wait, I do have stuff to say. A magical cat? Evil face-cream? An unbreakable Sharon Stone? Halle Berry's hip-jarring "cat walk"? Crap CGI (the TV series "Land of the Lost" had better special effects) that looked like black worm goop flying across the screen. I was sooo angry after watching the movie, the boy wisely hid from my sight since he opted NOT to share in the abuse.

Then, there's Ironman. I was all prepared to hate it but whether it was low expectations or something ... it wasn't bad. And actually quite enjoyable. Here are some pointers for a successful superhero movie:

1. One villain. Instead of the 15 that we're used to thanks to Batman and Spiderman.
2. Some character development. Well as much as can be expected in a 90 minute movie.
3. Decent special effects.
4. And most importantly, a quiet and fairly empty theater with no heavy breathing, foot tapping fattie sitting behind me!

You know. I think that's the secret to life. Have low expectations and avoid gross men.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


What do you get when you merge two hobbies together??

Little lego minifigs that craft! Whee.

Friday, May 02, 2008

To Simplify

We're finally joining the world of modern technology and doing away with our home phone. I'm not sure why we kept it for as long as we did. Part inertia, part laziness and part procrastination. I think old habits die hard. It's hard to get used to the idea of NOT having a home phone. But we rarely use it ... other than to hangup on telemarketers.

But with the rising costs of everything, there's no point. Especially when we both have cell phones. Also, I think Comcast has quite the racket going but that's another post.

I've spent the better part of this morning updating our contact information with everyone and everything under the sun. What a pain.

[note: If you haven't received an email from either of us with our contact numbers, drop me a line.]