Me: I'm going to Blue C sushi next Friday, then Kung Fu Hustle
if you wanna see it again. Him: Uh, next Friday I have plans I think. Me: You?!? Him: Yeah. Work party. (You may recall he works at a Kinko's
store) Me: For what? Him: Our store won a contest and we got a thousand dollars
to throw a party. Me: Oh! Where is it? Ugh, down by Southcenter? Him: Farther. Me: Kent? Him: Farther. Me: Auburn? Him: Farther. Me: TACOMA? Him: Kinda - it's ----- (I think it was "Westwood"
or something?). Really far. Me: Is it a restaurant? Him: No, it's Someone's house.
(Yeah, you know... Someone? That guy at work, Someone,
that he talks about all the time.) And I don't think spouses are invited. Me: (blink. blink.) Him: I think it's just a work party. Me: A THOUSAND DOLLARS AND NO SPOUSES? Is it a kegger? Him: I don't think so. Me: Is it catered? Him: (laugh) No. Me: WTF is the thousand dollars being spent on? Him: Well there's thirty of us. Me: Him: Me: We had a f--king wedding in our back yard
for fifty people for about two hundred bucks. Him: I think they're hiring a guy to bring karaoke. Me: (thinking: well there's two hundred bucks.) Is this
an orgy? Him: Me: A THOUSAND DOLLARS - Sean we could have a steak and
lobster party for thirty people for a thousand dollars. Then they'd bring
out a dessert that's set on fire. What the hell?
I'm thinking about giving him a disposable camera and saying "Take
pictures of this "party"for me, will ya?" but I know that wouldn't fly.
going to have sushi at Blue C then see Kung Fu Hustle again next Friday
and I'm excited about this. I also have four (four!) knitting
dates, a Blogger meetup, a mammogram, two sewing classes, and two
bridal showers in the next two weeks. After all that, I go back up
to Vancouver for two
Jalen is still hangin' on. Looking haggard as can be, but still purring,
so no D date set for him as of yet. He loves me.
I bought flannel fabric covered with moose to make Sean a pair of
pajama pants, and he's quite happy about it.
05-10-05 I've been knitting lately. And sleeping off cramps.
Sean and I saw "Kung Fu Hustle" (previously "Gong Fu")
Man I loved
this movie. And it's nearly impossible to describe. "Warner Brothers
Cartoon Kung Fu" is about right. With some "Airplane!" type
humor and "The Matrix" effects.
I liked it so much that I made a big ole Evite inviting about 20 people
to join me in seeing the movie again this Thursday night. So far? One maybe
and five no's. I'll probably cancel, because really, I've seen
it already. Jerks. Who needs ya.
But go see Kung Fu Hustle - it's.... interesting.
for a friend of mine only to have them turn out just so-so. Thankfully I
had a backup of chocolate
cookies that I made Friday AND yesterday to cover. Such a shame, too
- it was SO MUCH BETTER as a dough.
(I should have just eaten the dough over the next week.)
(Did I just say that out loud?)
Last night was Samantha's
Spring Extravaganza. (<-- pictures!)
Today was a call from the Germans
- we're throwing them a Wecome Back party in June. I am SO EXCITED to see
I have to pack cookies now.
05-06-05 later My photo of chocolate popovers was the random Photo of the Day
on Recipezaar today!
I'm famous! 05-06-05
de Mayo dinner at Julie & Scott's.
We brought our corn casserole and sugar-free lime Jell-o, remember?
Well wouldn'tcha know it? Sugar-free lime Jell-o tastes like bathroom
cleaner too. So it must be the sugar-freeness combined with lime causing
this phenomenon. We added whipped cream. It just made it more strange,
The weather was beautiful for hanging out in the front yard and playing
with the dog.
And for those of you (millions) who have asked me the status of my
immigration? Let me assure you, the SECOND I hear ANYTHING from the
CIC I will be standing on a mountain to announce it. Be it good or
bad. Sean and I went to Vancouver for a visit. We called one two-bedroom
apartment out of pure curiousity just to get an idea of costs (it's
only $1700 hehe no big
whoop dear Lord Jesus) and otherwise visited with friends and family. I
turned in my resume to the US Consulate and got buzzed through to the office
(!) only to be told by the admin supervisor that they're on a hiring freeze,
which may thaw in May or maybe not until September, and they have an admin
staff of five, but they need to hire four more. That could be good. I guess.
Can't find out any more info from CIC unless we fill out this form which
is kinda like a "Right to Information" thing like they have here
in the States saying that you have the right to anyone's public file (including
mine) and any CANADIAN get get it. Just fill out this simple form. Oh wait,
you're a Canadian OUTSIDE of Canada? Oh well then here's another easy seventeeen-step
process for you to fill out. And we get this info in 30 days. But all this
info will really tell us (they don't send like the whole file)
is when they set my next Bring Forward Date, (which is "When We Will
Look at Your File Again"). And if it shows my BFD set for six months
from now? Then I'm pretty much stuck with that.
But at least we'll KNOW that they're "working on it" or "not
looking at it for another six months". And I still have no idea if
they've accepted my court-documents-are-non-existant-so-therefore-let's-just-skip-it
or how that'll work.
And that, kids, is all I know.
The SECOND I know anything, you'll all know. (I mean, come on,
take a look at this site.)
Sally's shaved head!!
told you that Sally was gonna shave her head, right? Because her friend
has breast cancer - remember?
Tonight is Julie & Scott's Cinco de Mayo party, so I'm making
corn casserole at 7 a.m. I made the lime Jell-o last night. I don't
believe I've ever made Jell-o, and I'm 34. I may have helped my mother
with it in elementary school, but I don't believe I've made it, or
eaten it, since then. Also, thanks to Sean's relatives in Vancouver,
I am now hopelessly in love with Annie's
Goddess dressing (not to be confused with Green Goddess dressing,
which they also make), which I avoided the whole time Shane had it
around when he stayed with us. But now I'm hooked and the other night
I bought four bottles when it was on sale. I pack a small container
of the dressing and a baggie of carrots (which I don't even like really,
but I just need a vehicle) for lunch at work, and by 9:30 I've finished
it all at my desk. This has happened every day this week now. I'm
eating pounds of carrots.
On the flip-side, lime Tic-Tacs sounded good, but these suckers
were so atrocious, I made everyone at work, including Rita, try a
few. To show them how surprisingly bad they are. Go ahead! Dare yourself!
Get some! They taste like bathroom cleaner - lemon and pine bathroom
Parks' cousin is a violinist in the Orpheus
Chamber Orchestra so he got a bunch of tickets for our office
in appreciation for our work with his project, Boulders
at Green Lake (or Latona Cottages, as we still call them). It
was short notice for a couple people, plus Ray is out of town, so
I was left with tickets to distribute! Mike and Viv were easy - not
only are they cultured enough to be interested, but Mike actually
went to church with Joshua Bell, so they go way back. Like ages 12-16
Lauren And Kyle got a set of tickets as well, and sadly, a third set
of tickets went unused. Bonnie,
I thought of you, but there wasn't enough notice! I was calling people
at 6 pm!
I want you to know - the whole time I was sitting there, I was thinking
that you should be there.
The performance was beautiful.
If we didn't have to wake up so dang early, we woulda gone out after
the show. But alas, it was home and bed.
This week had four parties and a symphony scheduled, but I did some
re-arranging and now it's only three parties and a symphony. And tonight's
the night that I have "off"! And I have a list
of things to do!
It's presently drizzly and cold and not very easy to wake up. I think
I've yawned about twelve times while sitting here and typing this
out. Why did I get up so early? Oh yeah - to update this here blog.
More/bigger pictures on Flickr.
N's bloody, blistery leg after knee surgery - guaranteed to be
P.S. Mom? Are you out there?
& Amy were there because Jon ran the marathon. Matt
& Fernanda were there to celebrate Matt's birthday and cheer for
Jon. (Everyone else was there because they live there.)
More pictures from the weekend here.