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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Time:11:09 am.

-Work until 3:30
-Go home
-Enter Homeworkland
-Watch a movie for English class
-Review two classmates' papers for English class
-Read 50 pages for Nutrition
-Write up lab report for last night's Chem lab, do calculations, etc.
-Study for Chem exam tomorrow night
-Leave Homeworkland
-Maybe watch an episode of Bones, depending on how late it is
-Eat ice cream

Maybe I have a lot of stuff to do.

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Friday, March 27th, 2009

Time:5:38 pm.
Off to catch a bus home!

Volunteered at AerLift at the Moisture Festival on Wednesday night. Yummy!

Volunteering again tomorrow afternoon, and Oscar and Tristan are coming to the show.

This is my last weekend before school. I start on Monday.

Eeeeeeeeeep! :D
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Friday, March 13th, 2009

Subject:More funnies
Time:3:06 pm.
I was getting dressed this morning when Tristan walked in. I had on cute black and purple matching bra 'n panties (ooOOoo secksi), and vertical striped green and black stockings.

He looked at me for a minute, then said, "I like your socks!"

I said thanks. He said, "I like your underwear! And your .. boob thing."



I said, "It's called a bra, and thank you, I like them too!"
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Subject:Gettin' schooled!
Time:4:31 pm.



Classes start on March 30th. I'm registered for an evening Chemistry class on Tuesday and Thursday nights, an online English Composition class, and an online Nutrition class. Why the F they make everyone take an English Composition class, especially those of us who got the highest possible grade on the assessment test.. I don't know.

I'm going to be cutting down to 32 hours a week at work, to make time for being classy. They say that you should expect to devote between 12 and 15 hours a week to an online course. Let's see..

32 hours of work
24 hours of online classes
6 hours of on-campus classes

...plus who knows how much homework for the Chem class.. IS SHE CRAZY? Perhaps, perhaps. I'm just hoping that I have enough of "the smarts" to take English Composition and Nutrition by storm. I hope that their time estimations are for people who may not be quite as academically kickass as I am. People who, say, don't have a photographic memory. (Let's hope that good ole' photographic memory is still .. photographic.)


In other news, Oscar and I are going to sell the Honda Civic and buy a "beater" car for me to drive a few miles a week to class. This summer, hopefully, Tristan's mom is going to buy the Chevy Impala from us, and we'll get a Prius. Mmm, hybrids. We're hoping to get a few grand more for the Honda than we have to spend on the beater car, so that we have some to stick away for the Prius. And by beater car I mean most likely an American-made car that has way less miles than the Honda, but not quite as many of the awesome bells and whistles, and is therefore way cheaper. I don't want a crappy car that's going to break down on me all the time. It just seems like a waste to have a car that is worth a lot, gets great mileage, and is really reliable, and .. have it sitting in the driveway most of the time, losing value.


We're also looking at other schools to enroll Tristan in for 1st grade. We have a tour of one of them on Friday morning. He already got to see the other one, and ultimately the decision is up to him. They're both close by. One is within 15 blocks of the house, so it'd be a really quick pick up and drop off, and the other has bus service, but would be further of a drive for evening pick-ups. Either way.. they're both good schools. We're hopeful.


Wowza. School.. cars.. school.. blah blah. I'm not stressed ONE BIT, no sir.


/me bashes head against wall

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Friday, March 6th, 2009

Subject:Random stuff
Time:9:27 am.
Today is beautiful and sunny and yay! I lifted weights this morning. For the first time this year. My lazy-ass is going to get itself back in shape. Yesssssssss.

Yesterday was mine 'n Oscar's nine-month-iversary. <3 <3 <3

I was making "Dutch babies" for breakfast last Sunday. My dad used to make them on the weekends when I was a kid - they're basically flour, eggs, and milk, whipped up together and then baked in the oven. Pretty tasty, though a bit too eggy for my tastes.

Anyhow, I was making Dutch babies for the boys, and Tristan was "helping". I went to put the flour in, and he said, "That's wheat flour." And I said yes, it is. And he said, "You can't eat that." And I said no, I can't. (Like I said, they're too eggy for me, so I had a GF pancake instead. Nom.)

Tristan then said, "I can eat wheat. But I can't eat eggs, or people."

I stared at him, then lolled, and told him that he can eat eggs, but not people. And he said, "Yes, I can eat eggs. But I can't eat people. And I can't eat eggs that have people or dinosaurs in them."


Love. <3 <3
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Time:5:17 pm.
Happy birthday, Sarabear.
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Friday, January 16th, 2009

Subject:A glimpse of the cuteness that is my day-to-day life
Time:1:30 pm.
I was the first one out of bed this morning, so I took advantage of the opportunity to wake Tristan up, since Oscar usually gets him out of bed. I tip-toed into his room to grab clothes for the day, and then set them out on the rug in the living room. I went back into his room and moved the blanket off of him, and pet his head, saying his name a few times softly. He woke up all groggy and rubbed his eyes and stretched his hands out toward me, mumbling.

I picked him up and pulled him down off of his bed (which is the top "bunk" of a bunk bed-ish setup that has all of his toys underneath it instead of another bed). As I walked out of his room, he flopped backwards, and said sleepily, "Where's papa?" I said, "Papa's still in bed. I got out of bed first, so I decided to come get you up, since I don't get to get you up very often!" He said, "That's.. nice.. 'cuz.. .. I love you.." All sleepy-like.

So cute. Ahh, the cuteness.

Moar of an update to follow lay-tur, yes. Exciting things. Want to type all aboot them, but want to put a picture up with them.. and don't really have everything that goes in the picture yet. :P
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Friday, January 9th, 2009

Time:12:46 pm.
Important things happening right now. The suspense is killing me. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghrfple!


I love everything and everyone. The world is awesome. Thank you. :D
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Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Subject:Gettin' aroooooooooound
Time:8:59 pm.

Wow snow!

I braved the snow today, hehe. After a relaxing morning, we bundled up in layer upon layer upon layer and put on our waterproof billowy clothing. There was much photographing in the pristine snow, and then we got out the shovel and rake and broom and "cleared" the walkway, and cleaned off the car. Oscar's brother called to say that he had found a place near us that had traction cables, but that they closed at 4:30.. luckily we had cleaned the car off and were planning to go out and run errands, so we did that first.

We got there at about 4:10 only to find that their credit card machine was broken, and neither of us had enough cash for two sets of cables. We found an ATM about ten blocks up, managed to get back down to the place before closing, and got chains for both cars. I backed the car up and rolled it forward a few times and Oscar got the chains on.

There were some craaaaaaaaaaazy idiots on the streets. People driving without their lights on, people going really fast, big trucks and SUVs thinking that the laws of physics don't apply to them, people trying to turn through the two foot high snow barrier between the lanes.. yeah.

We went up north and got a tree (yay!!), got some groceries, and headed down to Northgate to pick up the portraits. We got Masala for dinner (OMG droooooooooool!) and came home.. and ate the Masala.. nom nom.. and now there is tea, and computer games, and sleep! Glorious sleep! I don't want to take any more time off of work, so I'm planning to go in tomorrow. I went to the Metro website to check the status of the buses, and three of the five routes that go into Fremont are temporarily suspended. Nice. I went to the trip planner to plan my route, and the three routes it showed me use either the 17 or the 30, both of which are suspended. Ha. Nice.

Eventually, after changing my arrival time around a bit, I found a route that goes to the Northgate transit center, and then one that goes down to work. It's supposed to snow tonight, and again in the morning, so we'll see how traffic is. :\ Oscar doesn't want me to go in tomorrow, not because I'd be endangering anyone with my oh-so-pedestrian ways, but visibility is low and there were crazy people on the roads and he doesn't want me to get hit by a car. I don't want to get hit by a car.

I do want to get work done, though, and I do want to save my vacation time. :\ So, we'll see. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg. Snooooooooooooooooooooooow! Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Time:3:57 pm.

I haven't left my house since getting home from work on Wednesday evening. Oscar's mom and bro came by today to ask about snow chains, because they're planning to drive down to Utah on Monday (insert lols here? aka I don't think the trip is going to happen). His mom said that the roads were basically either snow, sheets of ice, or patches of black ice that looked like clear road that people would accelerate over and fishtail.

So! The story of the week so far:

Oscar and I carpooled into work on Tuesday, which is usually our night to have Tristan. I went to pick O up from work a half hour earlier than usual, for to beat the traffic. Ha. Beat traffic, haha. We had decided to stop at Lowe's on the way home to get a kerosene heater and some kerosene, in case the power goes out and we don't want to freeze like popsicles. Robert, O's brother, had gone to pick up some firewood in Mukilteo and was then going to pick Tristan up at 6.

Robert gets stuck in Mukilteo, calls Oscar from the firewood place, and says that he can't get there and we'll have to pick him up. However, we're stranded in stop and go traffic on I-5 and are no closer than he is, so Oscar calls Kresha to ask if she can go pick him up. She's still in Northgate at work, but is still closer than we are, so she goes to pick him up. Rather than staying on I-5, we decide to take Aurora, because a) Lowe's is on Aurora and b) it'll probably be quicker to take Northgate and go north, than take 130th and go south.




Aurora was stop and go as well. So, I'm at the wheel, and Oscar calls the Montessori to tell them that Kresha's on her way but is running late. They say that everyone else is, too. We get to Lowe's, my blood sugar is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaashing, I snack on some dried apples. Kresha ends up taking Tristan for the night, switching us for Wednesday. We go in to get the kerosene heater. We decide to go to Costco while we're at it, so we head up to Costco and stock up on groceries. We get frozen yogurt with strawberries even though it's below freezing outside.

Wednesday we carpooled into work, and Oscar bused home early since T's school let out early. I waited until traffic calmed down and headed home around 6:30.

I pondered going into work on Thursday, but after looking at the laundry list of suspended bus routes on the metro website, decided against it. Same with yesterday. I kinda feel like a wuss, because it sounds like a lot of people DID brave the streets and go into work. But hey. I'm a wuss. Am I a wuss? Hehe.

We're supposed to go get a tree, and pick up stuff at the mall, and obtain snow chains.. but it's supposed to snow again (hard) tonight, and every place O has called is out of snow chains, and JC Penney may close early..

Not even sure if we're going to go out today, either.

Oscar's still calling places to see if anyone has snow chains, but everyone he's called (for the past hour) is out. I wonder why. :P There was going to be a winter solstice event at a friend of mine's house tomorrow, FIVE BLOCKS AWAY, and that's been canceled because most people going don't live just five blocks away.

And yes, it was just decided that we're not going out today. It's coming down pretty hard now.

I think it will be an evening of wine, BSG, computer games, cuddling, hot sexxors, and knitting. Though not necessarily in that order. :D

Hope everyone's safe! SNOWPOCALYPSE 2008 FTW!!#!#
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Friday, December 5th, 2008

Time:3:17 pm.
Has it already/only been six months?

Krikey. :D

<3 <3 <3

(we've got it in slop buckets)

I M 4 U!
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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Subject:Out of the mouths of babes
Time:3:21 pm.
At dinner the other night:

Oscar: Tristan, how tall do you think you'll be when you grow up?
Tristan: A hundred.

Sunday was Clean The House day. I was a cleanin' superwoman, making pancakes and then cleaning the kitchen, doing three loads of laundry (and folding it all), cleaning the bathroom, and cleaning my stuff in our room. Oscar was a cleanin' superman, and by our powers combined, the room is CLEAN. So clean. Tristan was "helping" with various things, such as .. sweeping the carpet while we vacuumed .. :D

He found a bouncy ball on our floor and was bouncing it around. It bounced into the storage/laundry area, and he went chasing after it, and found it by the washer along with one of its bouncy-ball comrades. He shouted, "I found my two balls!"

I lolled.


Poor kid, losing his balls. I'm glad he found 'em. ;P
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Monday, November 24th, 2008

Time:11:37 pm.
I'm getting sick.

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Time:11:08 am.
Dear pumpkin bread,

Thank you for turning out as well as you did. You're damn tasty! Though a bit mushy. But still.. damn tasty.

Nom nom,

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Friday, November 14th, 2008

Time:8:53 pm.
I'm still at work! Aren't you jealous?

No, you're not jealous, look at the circles under my eyes.

I am tired. Very tired. Don't I look tired?

Perhaps instead you're jealous of my awesome hair stylings:

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Time:10:11 am.

I am happy.

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Friday, October 24th, 2008

Subject:I am unique, just like everyone else!
Time:10:50 am.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent

12 Abstract, -5 Islamic, -7 Ukiyo-e, -1 Cubist, -5 Impressionist and -15 Renaissance!

Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of what may appear to others as visual realities. Western had been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. It allowed the progressive thinking artists to show a different side to the world around them. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a 'new kind of art' which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. Abstract artists created art that was diverse and reflected the social and intellectual turmoil in all areas of Western culture.

People that chose abstract art as their preferred artform tend to be visionsaries. They see things in the world around them and in people that others may miss because they look beyond what is visual only with the eye. They rely on their inner thoughts and feelings in dealing with the world around them instead of on what they are told they should think and feel. They feel freed from the tendancy to be bound by traditional thought and experiences. They look more toward their own ideas and experiences than what they are told by their religious upbringing or from scientific evidence. They tend to like to prove theories themselves instead of relying on the insight or ideas of others. They are not bound by common and mundane, but like to travel and have new experiences. They value intelligence, but they also enjoy a challenge. They can be rather argumentative when they are being forced or feel as if they are being forced to conform.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Subject:Book meme!
Time:12:07 pm.
Thanks, Amy! :D

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The closest book to me happens to be a vegetarian cookbook. Page 56 has ingredients, not sentences. If we're going by the fifth ingredient, it's "1 small clove garlic". 1 small clove my ass! Put the entire head of garlic in there, jeebus!

If I go to page 57, there are instructions. Here we go, starting with the fifth sentence:

"Using a large spoon, skim any scum from the surface, if necessary. [snarf!] Add tomato, thyme, marjoram and parsley. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 1 hour, or until the flavors are blended."

Mmm, flavors. Minus the scum bit. This is part of a recipe for vegetable stock, BTW.

I wish my lymph nodes weren't swollen and sore. At least it doesn't hurt (as much) to swallow. I hope I'm ok for aerial later today, I wanna show Lara what I've choreographed in my head. I'm all proud and stuff. :D


I found a "real" book on the same bookshelf, further away, though. It's The Kite Runner, which I finished a while ago. Page 56 of The Kite Runner vs. page 57 of the cookbook.. which is more interesting? I'll let you decide.

From The Kite Runner:

"Was that what it would take? Had he just slipped me a key? I was a good kite fighter. Actually, a very good one. A few times, I'd even come close to winning the winter tournament - once, I'd made it to the final three. But coming close wasn't the same as winning, was it?"
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Subject:Kfien! Me too!
Time:7:03 pm.
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair. Just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with your picture.

Tired + crappy phone camera + poor lighting = ... .. awesome?
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Time:1:13 pm.
You are a

Social Liberal
(66% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(16% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
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