you ask me what
I use to bleach my hair you should know that I TOTALLY SCREWED
IT UP and now I have a yellow-whitish bleach blob in the front/middle
of my head akin to Lamahl
from Kajagoogoo. And now I have to buy some ash-blonde hair dye
to try to repair it. I honestly only meant to shine up my roots,
and now I have dime-sized spots of dark in the midst of my glowing
In the front only.
I'm glad Mom got me that
Dommi lovin' life with Colum
I'm SO not used to this
Some of the wine
Watching Napoleon Dynamite AGAIN
Shane is locked in the 2nd bedroom
been cooking and cooking. And baking. I don't know how Bonnie
does it. My two trips to Costco are done, and I figure I'll need
to go again at the end of next week.
I took a half day today to finally get a conjugal visit some
sleep. Tonight we see a show with Kraig. I'm glad tomorrow is Friday.
Saturday we head up to Vancouver for a Hot Hot Heat show!! We will
stay at Shane's by ourselves as Shane's whole house is living in
P.S. Greg & Corinna found out they are having a boy!
P.P.S. Dave just walked
into this room from exiting the shower, and said
"Don't mind me" and I said "Is this a test?"
P.P.P.S. You wish you were here right now. 01-11-05 Too much good stuff.
• link 01-10-05
My roommates this month: Sean, Colum, Dave, Shan, Pete, Shane
And meal-planning. And groceries. The mind boggles.
Looks like Sean will have a most excellent schedule - opening days,
home by afternoon. A bit early for him, but after a couple weeks
I hope he'll adapt.
Maggi took me Costco tonight - Amy takes me to Costco again tomorrow
afternoon. The fridge in the garage is plugged back in and stuffed.
Banana cake tomorrow night.
I am in my element.
Heather's Surprise Going Away Party Exceptionally planned by Naomi, enjoyed by many at Buca Di Beppo.
Our host Naomi
Those I could fit in one picture
Us looking like a married couple
Di Beppo is one of those places where you overeat EVERY TIME.
Even when you walk in and set a mental ration for yourself, it never
works. Then the rest of the night you're uncomfortably stuffed.
But man, while you're there, it's SO FUN.
Heather walked in and cried on the spot. It was so emotional. I
wish her the very best in New York, and we will miss her greatly.
It was a lovely send-off.
Tonight two more men join our household - Uncle Pete and Shane's
roommate and bandmate Shawn, who will hereby be known as Shan (when
Sean, Shane, and Shawn are all together, Shawn becomes Shan). This
means that we will have seven people living in our house through
January. This is exceptional, yes, but we still don't know Sean's
"new" post-holiday/permanent schedule at Kinko's, although
they are threatening nights -including both weekend nights, which
means I wouldn't see him until we move to Vancouver.
seriously considering quitting if that's what they insist he works.
I mean, really, we'd see each other MORE if he moved to Vancouver
now and came down to visit on the weekends! But hopefully
they'll work out some sort of compromise. I'll keep you posted.
Anyone have a Costco card that can take me shopping? The kitchen
can't hold us anymore, and it's time to start menu planning and
meal-swapping. It's going to be crazy.
And if you haven't seen the front page - The
Holiday Vacation Pages are up! They only took about
12 hours to do!
Girlie Potluck and Napoleon Dynamite
After all that knitting the boys had to let off some steam
While the girls act impressed
was our get-together to exchange Christmas gifts since we've all
been too busy since mid-December. Maggi got each of us magazine
subscriptions (we each got different knitting magazines so we can
exchange amongst ourselves), Heather made all of us some hand-dyed
yarn, and Meredith got each of us knitting binders for storing patterns,
plus patterns, plus a coupon good towards one sweater frogging (where
you buy an old sweater and carefully take it apart so it ends up
being balls of yarn to knit something new with it). Sean graciously
models the t-shirts I had made for us - I ordered three from Mikey,
and not only did she turn them out in one day, but she also threw
in an extra one for me! So if you *ever* need t-shirts made, once
again I recommend North
Shore Shirts. Tell her Daymented sent ya.
After Napoleon Dynamite the boys played with our new bench press
in the garage, then played cards for a bit. I was wiped out and
slept for ten hours last night. The boys are all spending the night
at Jason's tonight to give us some alone time. Very nice.
I am working on the vacation
pages today - I should have them up by tonight or tomorrow!
• link 01-06-05
Break out the Bubble Wrap A little package arrived in the mail - Sean informed me it was
my last Christmas gift. I am a veryhappy
(tangerine!) girl. (Work friendly links *unless*
your boss is standing right behind you.)
Dave reads Us magazine while Shane does paperwork. Also: Colum and
Dominique. Dommi is in heaven with the current living arrangements.
Left: note Dave's belt. You know you're a carpenter when you're
using an electrical cord to hold up your pants.
Below: Rita's reaction when you say "Rita! Wanna go for a walk?"
Also! Chris Brown! Visited us at JA today! He's been snowboarding/playing
in the snow for three weeks. It was great to see him.
And on the bottom: Todd W. got these motorcycle pants and HOLY COW
are they ever a piece of work. It even comes with a multi-page owner's
guide. They are not messing around.
Rob, Tom, Molly and I at Bick's (thanks again, Tom!). Beware of
the Chipotle Salmon, they aren't kidding - it'll clear your sinuses.
Molly just moved to Seattle and I look forward to hanging out with
her - before this I hadn't seen her since she was a baby! And I
I was good Sunday - I didn't load up my social schedule and actually
took the time to unpack and do laundy and readjust. I put on my
baby jane shoes this morning, though, and there was sand in them.
Monday - just one day after returning home - my house is loaded
back up again. With BOY STUFF! Doc boots and tools and skateboards.
Cuuuuuute. We are already gung-ho with Settlers and Euchre and
I already took a nap Tuesday after work to make up for the lack
of sleep. So even on the weeks where I leave a big gap of nothing
social? The social just comes to me. (Today Cary at work said
"You know how some people have six degrees of separation
to everyone? You have, like, TWO.")
(and some gentlemen), they COOK. And they clean! They rushed
home Tuesday night with LOADS of groceries so they could clean up
and cook us dinner. But there were three guys bustling about my
kitchen trying to unload the dishwasher and NONE of them could figure
out where everything went, including Shane, who spent the majority
of 2002 hanging out here. But I will give Shane props for burying
our dead fish (an old guy) and changing the litterbox. And they
made a lovely curry*.
*I say that as: If
I were one of those freakshows out there that eat curry, I would
say it's lovely.
Seeing them actually using kitchen tools was adorable. The hard-boiled-egg
slicer (for slicing the mushrooms) was a big hit. And it took Shane about
five tries to figure out our can opener. And Colum's saying "how
long should I steam the rice for?" while I point to the steamer in
his hands that has the steam times for everything PAINTED ON THE SIDE.
"Oh. Right!" I think they had a pretty good time cooking in
a kitchen with more than one pan.
Monday night: Colum, Shane, Dave, Sean
Caitlin & I this morning
Colum is a cobbler.
HE MAKES SHOES. He's Irish- like he still has the accent. And
he's Canadian. I'm thinking of selling lottery tickets for a
date with him. I figure a buck a piece should cover this month's rent.
I don't know what Dave does because I saw his eyes and dismissed whatever
he had to say. Except for the part where he mentioned that he sews, and
would be interested in learning how to knit.
IT'S LIKE DISNEYLAND HERE PEOPLE - BUT WITHOUT THE LONG LINES.
Although you do need to use caution while opening cupboards as
you may be impaled with a cookie sheet flying off the shelf where you
keep your drinking glasses.
The picture on the right is for my Mom, since she got me the hat I wanted
at J Crew and I knitted a scarf to match while I was in Atlanta. And Caitlin
was wearing a reddish orange sweater so she had to sit with me. It's an
ensemble picture. You understand.
P.S. You don't need
to leave a comment about the hottness of Rob
unless you feel it's really necessary. But honestly, you guys, it'd just
be redundant. I won't even mention his sleeve tattoos.
Perhaps you're wondering what's taking me so long. So let's re-cap, shall
is last year's trip, and here
is the year before.
This year, we upgraded my memory card in my camera, so there's 500 pictures
instead of the usual paltry 200+.
Since I've been back, Tom
Roebuck took me out to dinner (with his daughter Molly and cousin
Rob, pictures forthcoming), I slept a whole night through (for the first
time in like a week), and Shane and his two (HOT) friends (no Uncle Pete)
Did I say HOT? Because I meant to say HOT.
And I think I've convinced one of them that he needs to learn how to knit.
Pictures forthcoming of the HOT too. But first I have these vacation pages
and DAMMIT for all the time I'm spending on them, I expect all of you
to read EACH and EVERY word. Then write an an essay (true to form - five
paragraphs with opening and concluding paragraphs) in the comments.
But sit tight because I'm here (yayyyy!!). And I've missed you.