Friday, March 30, 2007

Never Did I.......

Ever think I would get an e-mail from a co-workers that said, " Holy Ebonics.......", I almost wet myself I was laughing so hard.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Taa Daa New Haircut

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

It's Been A Long Time

Tap, tap, tap....... Because of Kate, I am writing here. Please all thank Kate for getting my ass in gear and updating this lagging blog. YAY Kate!!!

It's not that there is nothing to say because there is tons to say, but being the girl that I am, I am afraid to say it out loud for fear of jinxing it. A silly superstition but one that I have followed my entire dating life. Its hard to break yourself of these superstitions, once that gave you a reason for why something was happening instead of accepting that a) He just wasn't that in to you, b) You should be VERY HAPPY that it didn't work out, or c) he really was an asshole.

I find myself being over critical of signs that aren't there but I have no experience otherwise. At least I keep this kind of crazy to myself or my close circle of girlfriends. My mantra as of late has been, " Enjoy each day one at a time". If I don't I race ahead of myself and have an entire relationship and break up in the span of two minutes. Its quite the roller coaster ride. But he proves me wrong everyday and it makes me giddy with happiness.

Its a blessing and a curse to have these silly superstitions that are derived from being treated badly. Its a blessing because it has taught me exactly what I don't want and kept me from settling for mediocrity. Its a curse because my brain fights me every day as I try to believe that this is real and amazing and I deserve it. All I know is that its all I knew I wanted and even more than I knew I wanted.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Tower

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Signs of Spring

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Hallway of Shadow

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Cantor Museum Stanford, CA

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Electric Jellyfish 2

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Electric Jellyfish

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Moon Jellyfish

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Pictures from Monterey

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tag You're It

I stole this from

1) Go to Wikipedia2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.3) List three events that happened on your birthday4) List two important birthdays and one death5) One holiday or observance (if any)6) Tag 5 other bloggers to complete

1818 - Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
1828 - In the U.S. Presidential election of 1828, challenger Andrew Jackson beats incumbent John Quincy Adams and is elected President of the United States.
1979 - In Cincinnati, Ohio, eleven fans are killed during a stampede for seats before a Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum.

1973 - Holly Marie Combs, American actress
1973 - Super Crazy, Mexican wrestler

1154 - Pope Anastasius IV

International Day of the Basque language


Retro Girl

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Art Exhibit 3

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Art Exhibit 2

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Art Exhibit

One of my favorite glass artist Dale Chihuly at the Jellyfish Exhibit in the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Saturday I spent the day with The Mechanic in Monterey. We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, not only did I have the most amazing day, but the Mechanic taught me how to use the manual function of my new camera. Here is a picture that The Mechanic took in the jellyfish exhibit.
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Friday, March 02, 2007

Back to the Classroom

Last night was the first night of my Interior Design workshop that Michele gave me as a birthday present. It’s a way for me to explore the beginnings of interior design and see if it is something that I want to do for the rest of my life. The class is offered by a local Adult Education program near where I live. It was a small class only 10 people and I was by far the youngest in the class. As we went around the room explaining why we were there it became apparent that a lot of the other women in the classes had different objectives. They were either houses they had just moved in to that needed decorating, decorating baffled them completely, or they had a specific room they wanted to decorate and it was their weekend project. Mainly I sat in the class with 9 bored housewives and a young singleton (me), all looking for something different.

You know that the first day of class is the least structured, people shuffling in late, tons of hand outs, and homework. That’s right I have homework. But before I get to that I have to tell you a few tidbits. The teacher herself is quite the subject for blog fodder. Ms. G- as I will call her- is at least 60 if not older. She spent the beginnings of her career days as a home economics teacher for college. Once the budgets dried up along with her job, she went back to school for a masters in Interior Design. With this Masters Degree she has been able to fulfill her interior design career dreams as an Interior Decorating consultant with Home Depot, 3 day blinds and her current job as a sales person for the Home Consignment Center. Maybe I am being SUPER bitchy but with a Masters, I would have thought that maybe she would have been working for a design firm or maybe ran her own design business. Not helping people pick out the right color paint or which kitchen cabinets are the longest lasting and durable. I have to say she was color coordinated which at least gave me some faith in her abilities. I am hoping she surprises me. Another thing about her is her speech patterns, this doesn’t annoy me but I thought it was funny. She speaks in rapid succession and pauses in the weirdest places, like three words before the end of a sentence. I have to say she is VERY jolly and reminds me of Santa Claus’ wife. Maybe if she wants to have a career change again there will be an opening for her in the holiday season. She loves her job, I’ll give her that.

Now to my other class mates, ok really one in particular. I am sure I will come up with others before the 4 weeks ends. Like I said the class is filled with houses wives looking for a project. One in particular brought her 1 month old daughter with her. At first I couldn’t figure out why, I understand that there is separation anxiety and thought that was the case. I soon learned the real reason, during roll call she whips out her breast and starts feeding her daughter. I am perfectly serious. She has a blanket for the baby which you would think that she would use to shield the rest of us from getting to know her all that much better, but no, she uses the blanket to cover the bottom half of the baby, the non-feeding end. Now whether you believe in breast feeding or not, its your right. However it is not polite to assume everyone will be comfortable with your boob hanging out like a FEED BAG!!

But back to the class, my homework is to go thru home magazines and pick out coloring schemes that I like. I have decided to do one of each spectrum, blue based tones and yellow based tones. Yes I am a suck up. I will take pictures of my home work and post them. God, I can’t wait until next week!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Because Retro Girl Asked

Balsamic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

2 Pork Tenderloins - About 1.5 lbs
Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil
Minced Garlic
1/2 Red Onion
Salt and Pepper

Ok isn't this the most vague recipe ever? I used enough balsamic vinegar to rub in to the tenderloin and enough to coat the bottom of the glass baking dish so red onions can stew in balsamic/olive oil mixture but not swim in it. Drizzled Olive Oil over tenderloin and rub in. Season with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cut red onion in to slices ( half moon strings) and lay in the balsamic/olive oil mixture. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Cook time is 30 minutes per pound or when internal meat tempature reaches 160 degrees.

I served this dish with a spinach salad, but you can serve with what ever you would like.