festival of books

Sunday, April 26, 2009 @ 07:06pm

i’d wanted to go to the festival of books at UCLA when i found out giada de laurentiis (fellow UCLA alum, and one of my favorite food network chefs) would be there on sunday afternoon. after looking at the schedule online, we saw that there was going to be some stuff of kids’ interest, so we decided to take the kids there on saturday morning… specifically choo-choo soul, which is something you’ve probably never heard of unless you have a preschool-aged child.

you are officially a parent when you stand in the sun for half an hour to watch choo-choo soul… jon… not me. i took jordan with me to ackerman and asked jon to call me when they were done. jon told me he tried to leave early but jarron objected, saying that he wanted to stay and watch choo-choo soul. :))

jon and jarron with the bruin

anyway, we planned to go back sunday afternoon to see giada, but that never happened… i felt too lazy to go back out there, and didn’t feel like standing in line or dealing with crowds. (:| i’m thinking i’ll have more opportunities to see her in the future.

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on with the liquid diet…

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 @ 11:34am

i decided to try eating FOOD today and brought along a package of lunchables. unfortunately, i just don’t think i’m ready yet. read: :-&

methinks i should’ve brought a bottle of ensure again…

i’m drinking tea now and hoping it calms my stomach.

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trying to get through the day

Monday, April 20, 2009 @ 11:15am

so all i’ve had today was a bottle of vitamin water and a bottle of ensure… which are pretty much all i can keep down without wanting to vomit. :-& i haven’t had any actual food since friday. i stayed in bed for most of saturday and yesterday with nausea, upset stomach, and a fever. yesterday i could barely stand and i was pretty sure i wouldn’t make it into work today… but here i am.

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new toys!

Sunday, April 19, 2009 @ 08:31pm

so, while i was here at home splitting my time between throwing up :-& and trying to sleep off my pounding headache, jon ran some errands with the kids, and then came home with these for me:

my new toys

i’d been wanting damaged king for a while now but didn’t want to pay inflated prices at frank & sons. the other one, marco, jarron picked out for me and told jon i wanted (which i really did). :x

cars diecasts i wish mattel would make (or maybe they already have and i’m just completely clueless :-?? ):

  • ghostlight mater… there’s a ghostlight ramone – why isn’t there a ghostlight mater?? i imagine him with a frightened expression and of course the blue lantern hanging from his tow hook
  • damaged fabulous hudson hornet… like on the newspaper picture. :(
  • chick hicks fans mia & tia… they seem to have made every other mia & tia… except maybe for “car-hop” mia & tia, which i wouldn’t mind either.
  • dirt track doc hudson… or is there such a thing already? with dirt on the bottom and on the tires like the dirt track mcqueen has?
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Sunday, April 19, 2009 @ 07:54pm

“the second best team in the west is the lakers bench.”
– jon barry

:)) =D>

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