being dissed. And yes, I did get my period, so it's a bad day for me to
feel.... whatever it is I'm feeling. I think I dig people or I love
people and I expect others to be just as thrilled. Or maybe I'm more excited
by friends because I was an only child or my Dad was quiet or I need more
attention than most or whatever.
I just know that I put HUGE investments into people and relationships
and friendships and it's either not
or not even recognized, and I end up just exhausted from the time and
effort and money and driving around and little special things and trying
too hard and after all that I feel . . expendable.
Getting forgotten lately. Cried on Sean's shoulder for an hour today.
"Quiet people aren't
the only ones who don't say much." So I guess I'll
morning someone drove
into my Starbucks. I will post pictures when they get scanned.
It was 15 minutes before we opened, thankfully. James and Truly were working
- they are fine. The guy says he pulled into the parking lot and that's
the last thing he remembers. I can't believe he actually drove right into
the whole front of our store. If we have to put those ghetto posts in
front of our parking spaces, I'm gonna be pissed.
Had a great time at Shin's BYOE party. The piñata was broken by
our third batter up
- so great of a swing that a car alarm (parked on the street in front
of the house) went off from a flying piece of whatever - and the piñata
was in the back
yard! On the way there, we stopped by the liquor store to load some
tiny bottles of booze into the thing as well. That
had them scrambling when it was busted open!
I got to Soo's baby shower late, too late to order food, in fact, so I
just got tanked instead.
be getting my period soon because I'm clingy and grumpy and annoying to
be around. More than usual.
The show was decent - I liked the opening band and I had some issues with
Automaton, but no matter. I got to see Jason and he gave me some show
posters and I was happy again.
Had about seven things to do this afternoon; napped instead. And I'm not
too disappointed in that decision.
I hate when you get a really cool shade of nail polish, only to find out
that it's clear, with just the essence
of that color, and it takes seventeen layers to obtain the same color
as it looks in the bottle. They should have a disclaimer, or some sort
of rating system, or.......
Sometimes the female just oozes out of me and other times I want to kick
anything that giggles.
night we had Kirsten and Heidi over for the season premiere of West Wing.
Can you tell I don't pay attention to TV? It starts next week. No matter,
we had a lovely dinner.
I have two interviews lined up with Starbucks corporate next week.
Briazz should be calling for Sean any time now. His third "interview"
was to meet more people in management and fill out background check forms.
My first Sign Language class is tonight!
guy at lileks.com
is hilarious. It's hard to describe what he does, so just go see his gallery.
Raining and foggy and Seattlish lately.
Shane was here last weekend but didn't even call us until just before
Juno played at the I-Spy, and he told us we should come see the show.
1. Hi Shane, how are you this year?
2. Why didn't you tell us you were going to visit Seattle before
you got here?
3. Why have you visited us in Seattle only three times (including Joe's
wedding) since 1996?
4. Why don't you stay with us for a night? (he doesn't have the cat allergy
It seems that our family members always say "Why don't you ever visit?"
or "Why don't you ever call?" and these are the same people
that don't even know our phone number, and they've never visited once.
I usually (when Sean & I both have jobs) visit Vancouver at least
every few months - I mean, it's only two-and-a-half hours away, and a
bunch of our cousins are up there (including Shane). They never come here.
I'm feeling dissed lately.
People we love and never hear from enough: cousin Christa (it's been years),
cousin Susan & Cornelius (it's been years), Scott in San D, Justin
in Vegas, my cousin Jenny, my brother Todd, my Dad, my aunt Nancy, my
friend Susan. * sigh *
Jon and I drove
around Tukwila in the rain to get a plastic sample for his project,
and we also got the piñata for Shin's party (it's a burro, but we've
been calling it an ass so we can make ass jokes). I was downright alarmed
at the phallic piñatas available. Crayons, lipsticks, rockets.
I think maybe they're intended for Bachelorette (or maybe Divorcette?) parties.
took this last week from Jon's living room window. He has a great
apartment with a great view, but the place really hasn't been his
lately. His brother moved to Seattle and he's loafed in Jon's apartment
under the guise of getting a job and getting his own place since last
February. He's still there - lounging in Jon's living room with this
(If you're interested, and I know some of you are now thoroughly
piqued, they're at Party City.)
Sean had a good job interview with Aramark today and has a better
follow-up interview with Briazz tomorrow!
Mariners won tonight 13-2. That's just dang funny.
up to the new house across the street "landscaping." This
meant a giant truck dumping boulders and scraping them around. I like
rocks and all, but it's Saturday.
Sean's wicked teriyaki last night
was exceptional. Thanks to Truly for the bag full of sweet onions
delivered direct from Chris's parents from Walla Walla!
The end of next week is when my social life picks up again: our Sign Language
class starts this Thursday and I'm so excited! The first "full-length"
thing I want to learn is how to sign the lyrics to "If Only" by
Queens of the Stone Age - which should be quite easy. And I want to be fluent
at swearing in sign.
Of course. That's a given.
Friday night is Automaton at Graceland, again, since they canceled their
last show a couple of weeks ago due to a death in the family (condolences,
you guys). The first time I saw Automaton I bought their CD, which I am
very happy with. I look forward to seeing them live again.
Saturday is Soo's Shower followed by Shin's BYOE (Bring Your Own Ethnic
food - I'm bringing a piñata) followed by Carissa's Weird &
Aveo - also at Graceland (if there's time).
Jason Finn was mentioned in the P-I's
special on grunge. He's everywhere! Interesting article, too.
everyone, let's do this.
And here's another freaky
cover on this week's Stranger Weekly.
Anyone else a bit weirded out by big-ass commercial airliners
flying overhead? I used to pay them no mind, and now I look
up at them and think.... all
Last night at our dinner dealie, Sean fried bananas in butter
& creme de cacao, to which I added raspberries and blackberries,
drizzled melted chocolate, and a thwap of creme fraise. We also
had cookies and plums and Starbucks Anniversary Blend coffee (mmmmm).
It was dessert perfection.
So this afternoon I have cut up the last of the bananas and dipped
them in the leftover chocolate and put them in the freezer. And
I have decided to call them "Nana Chunkletts." The
chocolate was just a handful of chocolate chips and some Crisco
in the microwave, by the way. How many minutes till they're frozen?
Shelley of Shelleyness.com
fame (and I do mean fame) e-mailed me today! I wish she would
come visit Seattle.
I need to make a cast of characters
page so you can all keep up. And being that I'm such a groupie, I'll
need to link to bands and mp3's too. Hmmm.... I smell a project for this
Do you think the bananas are done yet?
three of us went to a softball game - it was all Seattle bands and
those involved (managers and Stranger Weekly staff etc.) It was
truly entertaining. The umpire smoked and drank Jägermeister,
no one knew the rules, all the players had tattoos.... (Jason
Finn is a great softball player, by the way!) The final score
was Casio Forest 31 to Friendship Village 26? ....I think.
we had friends over for a collective dinner: Josh & Emily,
Jon, Kate, Jason. It ended up being a great meal and wine
and dessert and candles and conversation. As Kate stated,
it seemed like a Turning Leaf commercial. Josh climbed our
plum tree and we had plums, too!
The losing team's chant: "Where do we live?" "THE
VILLAGE!" What do we have?" "FRIEND-SHIP!"
After that was the prom at the Graceland. We went that afternoon to
help Jason Lajeunesse with the decorations - streamers and such -
but he already had most of them finished. So we went back later that
night and took some prom pictures
and hung out with Jason for a while but didn't stay too long.
Man, Greg, I hope your wedding overcomes the chaos going on everywhere.
I know most of the group will be driving to the wedding location in Utah,
but the Texas relatives.... what a mess. And speaking of the wedding,
best wishes. Wish we could be there.
flight for Friday is canceled. I will not see him after all.....
There is sensationalism all over the media: multiple views of
the towers on fire or collapsing, people clutching pictures of
their loved ones, aerial views of the destruction.... most of
them notching up our horror threshold one visual blip at a time;
but for some reason the simplicity on the cover
of this week's Stranger Weekly really took my breath away.
I don't want to be numbed by the blows of watching that plane
fly into the tower over and over again. I want it to hurt like
it did the first time, because when it doesn't, I will no longer
Hope everyone is okay out there. News just keeps getting more
and more freaky. Worked at 6 a.m. today so I heard about it right
away. I woke up Sean & Jon and had them watch the news and
keep me posted.
Here's Selina's e-mail from NYC:
and I made it back to the apartment okay. We spotted the plane,
heard the crash and saw the Towers burn as we were walking to
the subway this morning.
Thanks for all your calls and email.
I'm hoping Eric Rosner is fine - he's over at Mtv. (Cyndi later
wrote to let us know that Eric is okay.)
And I hope the evil is over.
missed Cyndi :(
She was here for two days and we were literally a few blocks apart,
but we were both very busy. She got me the movie Less Than Zero
for my birthday. So I get to watch a movie with Robert Downey
Jr. smoking crack until he.... hey, wait a second.....
Jon's Architecture Reunion page is up but not totally finished.
I was there, really.
Saturday morning the contractors were working on our yard and
I had NO idea the effort that would be made. Two big hauling trucks
and a team of five hacked away most of our yard and drove it away.
I came home to a new shiny
After jumping for joy over the yard, I watched the Mariners game
with the boys, and then Jon & I joined the reunion gang once
more at the Barça Lounge.
While at the reunion, Scott and I discussed the next party
at our house. I want something macabre to go with decorating
my Christmas tree, since my Christmas tree is spray-painted
black. We were trying to think of themes. Maybe the Nightmare
Before Christmas? Or just a gothic party? Whatever the
theme, Sean says he's making an official turkey dinner
OH YEAH! Jason is home from his U.S. tour with Juno. We
are having him over as soon as he's re-couped.
I got this blank journal book from Jon's brother Marc
for my birthday, and tonight Jalen jumped up on the desk
and I went Hey! Look! And then I took a picture (I'm borrowing
Jon's camera this week for yard pictures) to show the
similarities. Jalen is usually smiling and he looks
just like this cat ("Milton") but when you grab
a camera, the cat just stops smiling..... always happens.
So Chris DeLay will be here for his grandfather's funeral next
weekend. I'll be happy to see him - he is truly one of the funniest
people I know. We worked with Chris at Applebee's in Seattle 1996-1998.
We also spent New Years 99-00 with him and his wife on their last
visit to Seattle.
Greg's getting married next weekend as well, and I'm bummed that
I can't make it. Even with Vegas handouts galore it's still too
difficult a trip to make at this time and I just can't believe
I'm missing Greg's wedding. We became friends at Hyde Park Jr.
High's Magic Mountain trip in 9th grade. NINTH GRADE. So we've
been friends 17 years now. GAAAH I'm old. Plus Jonny and Scott
and others from our group of friends will be there. I'm sad now.
Cyndi is here from Vegas this weekend and I hope to catch her
for at least one get-together. Also this weekend is Jon's 5 year
UW Architecture Class Reunion, which is the Six Arms gang, so
I'm an honorary graduate.
Gotta get going - it's Jessica's party tonight for LeAnne and
Amber, who are both moving away.
Vegas on New