happy thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2009 @ 07:19pm

i believe this is actually the first time jon and i have cooked thanksgiving dinner. (we’ve always gone to someone else’s house.) we had bbq turkey legs, green bean casserole, and mashed sweet potatoes.

happy thanksgiving!

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back from WDW

Monday, October 05, 2009 @ 11:21am

i had a lot of fun (as did the kids… jordan’s first time, and jarron’s THIRD!) but i think ten days was too long… maybe eight next time? call me crazy, but i’m already looking forward to our next visit! 8-}

places we tried for the first time and want to go back to:
kouzzina by cat cora
le cellier

places we tried for the first time, but weren’t impressed:
the hollywood brown derby
coral reef

some parting shots…

epcot at night

at magic kingdom

disney hollywood studios at night

expedition everest

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easy as pie

Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 01:39pm

i won the “best taste” prize in the college pie contest! i made my tofu cheesecake. people were asking me “is there really tofu in there?” yes, it really is made of tofu, and in fact there is no dairy in it at all! (sorry… no pic to share. it was all gone before i could take a picture!)

found an older picture of the same pie i made previously…

key lime pie

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Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 10:27am

so, i’m back from my dr. appointment… and i still have my cyst on my finger. (:| i was hoping that they’d be able to slice/drain it at today’s visit, but the ortho guy just took a look at it. the surgery will be scheduled for a different time. the good news, however, is that it can be done here on campus and that i don’t have to go to the santa monica office.

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are you serious?

Saturday, July 11, 2009 @ 05:59pm

do you agree that there’s a point at which going “by the book” becomes RIDICULOUS?

(i keep my current driver license, along with insurance/reg. info, a little cash, etc. in a zippered pouch keychain attached to my car key, figuring that the only time i’ll ever really need it is when i’m driving. also, if i need to run a quick errand, and don’t bring my bag, everything i need is with me. i keep my previous driver license in my wallet because i’ve found that for everyday id purposes, it works fine. of course, if i’m applying for a bank account, or something of that nature, i make sure to bring my current driver license.)

i was making a credit card purchase at a joann store, and the cashier asked for my id. i showed her my old license and she asked me “do you have your current license?” i replied that i didn’t have it with me and she told me “i can’t accept this.” i asked her if she was serious. i said, “fine, let me just pay with cash.” she mumbled something about having to do the transaction over then said “let me go ask the manager.” she walked (slowly) to the back of the store and then walked (slowly) back. “she said it was ok.” i wanted to ask her “did she laugh at you?” /:)

the driver license has my name, my picture, and my signature. it identifies me, the person pictured on it, to be the person named on it, and shows that my credit card, which has the same name on it as the license, belongs to me. it was issued by the government. i did not create it in photoshop.

i had assumed that if a license is expired it means that i am not permitted to DRIVE with it, but apparently, it also means I AM NO LONGER THE PERSON ON IT. 8-}

did i mention that the purchase was for TWO DOLLARS?? yes, this woman was hassling me for a $2 purchase on a credit card that very clearly BELONGED TO ME. (of course, i should’ve probably paid in cash in the first place, but i like to use cc when i can and save my cash for vendors who don’t accept cc.)

either this woman has had a slow day, or she is miserable with her job and this is the only way she can feel important? :-??

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well, i’m glad it’s not an emergency…

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 06:33pm

i finally got in touch with the UCLA orthopedics department. the soonest available appointment is… JULY 31. :-O oh, well. as long as this bump doesn’t hurt, i’m sure i can live with it until then… but really, july 31?!?!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:35am

last week i noticed that i have a strange bump on my (right) middle finger. (i probably got it from overuse. :)) ) anyway, it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t itch, and i would never have noticed if i wasn’t putting on lotion and then felt it. i saw my doctor today and she told me it was a cyst… which is what i was hoping (as opposed to something worse). the problem is that to get it removed, i need to go to the santa monica office, which i hate doing because the waits are always long and the parking situation sucks. oh, well. :-<

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happy father’s day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 08:37pm

cupcakes for jon

(i don’t have a father myself… i got these cupcakes for jon.)

so, yeah… happy father’s day to all the fathers out there.

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