Thursday, November 6, 2008

the red and the green

wait what?

the red and the green? ...that means christmas...wait christmas? ALREADY??! i mean i know costco started selling the wicker light up raindeers and 425 pack counts of those cheap plastic-y ribbon bows after mother's day...but that's costco...and monday when i went to fred meyer's and saw the decoration isles (which a few days ago were full of harvest pumpkins, acorns and leaves - all good things fall) filled up with red and green m&m's, those mint chirstmas tree taffys, tinsel, lights and evergreen scented candles i couldn't believe that it was that time of year again...

don't get me wrong...i love it with every ounce of my heart...this time of year is my very most favorite. i love lights, and treats, and family time, and snow, and the non-stop christmas music that plays around the clock...but at the same time woah! i can't believe how fast another year went by...and to be honest it kind of freaks me out. but whatever it's fine...i'll embrace it...because embracing it means drinking lots and lots of these...

white chocolate peppermint mocas...pretty sure if clouds in heaven this time of year have a taste...they would taste something like this.

also this year i am going to try something...and no guarantees but if i write it down...and share it with the public, i figure my odds of getting it together and actually doing it (rather than just saying it) will be here it is:

i will be adopting a family for christmas...with the help of my family and friends and anyone else who feels generous this far i am just in the planning stages but i have made some phone calls and been directed to the right people to working on making it happen, i will keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


i changed my costume about 12 times (at one point i even had purchased an entire burlesque dancer outfit...complete with the corset, thigh high fishnets, little skirt, awesome feathery satin flower hair piece, pearls, satin gloves-but i felt like a cheap whore so that idea went away as soon as i tried on that outfit)...and in the end i ended up being a gangster...

that mean things like this happened:
1. i was writing on a paper at the front desk, heard "so what are you suppose to be for halloween...?" answered before i had lifted my head - "a gangsta" (in a pimp sorta grimy dirty voice) looked up and saw that the question had come from this huge black fed-ex delivery guy...yes it was sure my eyes were all like gulp...blink blink** but he played it cool and replied with an "aiight...straight up gangsta"
2. sister begged me to stop at the liquor store. we live in the north portland...we'll go with the phrase, a picture speaks a thousand words...(and in this instance probably more...)

not only was it 6'oclock on a friday night at the liquor store but it was that means the line is about 19 people deep (i didn't count or anything)...3 of them were mexican...16 of them were black...i was white...dressed like 50 cent. and it was weird.

here was the rest of my night.

pretty sure this night was awesome, hilarious and way too out of control...the stories are way too much to share on this hear site without writing a novel so for those of you that were there...i will share a few words: 503, karen, bathroom door handles, cabs, vladi, lemons and honey, 5.63 miles, and the jagermeister

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

update and reminiscing

so i did it... i fell into that world of online that is the obsessed, can't handle a lack of communication, have to constantly be in touch with everything at all times, world of technology...and i will admit i am thrilled about it because i have been wanting this damn phone for way too is this kind of phone

the blackberry kind...

and I LOVE IT! i love going to dance practice and feeling like i am not leaving the office hanging...i love leaving at 5:30 and not feeling like i will miss something important...i love getting ready in the morning and not being in a panic feeling like i need to rush to the office to check the no this phone lets me take my world of work with me...this glorious little piece of equipment that i have, that i have put into a cute trendy hot pink skin, is basically one of the most awesome fabulous things i own (other than my vera wang)...oooh OOOH!

also having this phone means that i have been forced to go through all of my old photos...and in follow-up to the post i did a few days ago...about the fabulous night of saturday sitting...i found this little beauty.

this is my joseph last christmas trying out the candy cane decoration as a straw...not sure what it is with this kid and drinking out of random shit...but he's totally into it...if i remember correctly this picture was taken about 12 seconds before that entire jug of odwalla was spilled all over the kitchen floor...

Monday, November 3, 2008


i have never written anything at all that pertains to politics on my site...mostly because i am not a policital junky and would rather discuss the happenings of my everyday life as i find that much more entertaining...that's not to say i don't care about stuff, i have lots of thoughts about lots of things...but i just don't really like talking about them really. so i don' any rate i am going to post something in honor of's election day so i feel like i should...

it doesn't have anything to do with sides or who to vote for or anything like that...simply it has to do with the fact that you should vote...because really, that is the most important thing, regardless of sides...

so don't be lazy...just go's important...and if that isn't enough reason...starbucks has added a little extra incentive, free coffee...