Friday, November 30, 2007

The End

I made it! Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo! I can't freaking believe I posted every day for 30 days. Although, as I read a lot from people last year, I do think this has forced me to get in the habit of posting more often and hopefully that will continue.

I know you are all dying to read the random thoughts that are in my head every day.

You know what I hate? I absolutely hate it when we finally get rain in Southern California and all the stupid weather people insist on acting like it's the worst possible thing that could ever happen. Shouldn't we all be thrilled that we are finally getting some rain? The rain that everyone has been explaining we so desperately need?

Seriously, some woman on the tv this morning actually said "Unfortunately, it looks like its going to be a wet one today."

OH NO! Rain! One freaking day of rain. All of our lives are ruined. No one will be able to carry on. The fires will all go away and nothing will be in danger of burning down.


On a different note - went to dinner last night with Darion and Kirsten and The Boyfriend. It was so much fun, I didn't even realize it was 10:40 by the time we started walking home, which is WAY past my bedtime. We tried Ugo's in Culver City - and while the service was pretty sub-par (in my opinion) the food/atmosphere was great. There is nothing better than meeting people you have so much fun with that you lose all concept of time.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


I might have partaken in a bit too much coffee today. Either that, or I am still on a vacation high.

I had all these things in my head this morning to post about and now I have forgotten most of them. That's what I get for not writing things down this morning.

LFTI was just featured on YouTube again. I can't tell you how exciting that is, people are finally seeing our show.

And yet, here I sit at my day job - trying to figure out why the car service won't call me back to confirm my boss's ride home from the airport.

Not that I am complaining. I'm really not. We finally get to see some payoff for all of our hard work and I am not going to be a "gift-horse mouth looker" as The Boyfriend would say.

After work I am meeting some friends for dinner, which I am totally excited about. We are going to an Italian place which always makes me happy. Oh yeah, I just remembered one of the things I wanted to write about.

Remember how I was going no-dairy for awhile? And how I was doing pretty well with that? Well apparently 12 days of travel makes everything like that fly right out of the window. Everything in Washington is made with real dairy and apparently no one drinks coffee with creamer-type stuff in it, so I was forced to eat real butter and put milk in my coffee. Oh well, I have been off dairy since we got back. I could have just gone to the store and bought some non-dairy items for myself, but that just seemed silly.

So now I am back to salad for lunch and hoping that someday I can eat cheese and crackers for a meal without getting a major headache afterwards.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I usually make sure I have a day at home after a vacation, just so that I can have a day to get my head back in the game and I feel ready to go to work.

Because of scheduling issues, I couldn't do that with this trip since I had already used all of my vacation time. Today was a good day at work, I didn't walk back in to a huge mess and my boss is on a business trip so it was pretty quiet for the day.

Although, I realized at lunch that I had forgotten to put my lunch card back in my wallet. Which got me to thinking about how much crap I carry in my wallet. Before I go out of town, I always clean out my wallet so that I don't carry around the useless crap I seem to think I need to carry around every day. Which usually doesn't matter, but I do end up taking out things I only need at work - forget to put them back when we return and spend my first day at work wondering where everything is.

So, I got to thinking that I carry around a lot of stuff that I don't need every day, or even most days. I wonder just how much stuff I could get rid of and not miss. Which of course gets me to thinking about all the stuff I have at home. I wonder how much stuff I could get rid of there and not miss.

I think my new moto for 2008 is going to be simplify. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


We just walked in the door a few minutes ago. It definitely snowed all night in Spokane, our first flight out was a bit delayed, which was no big deal since we had a 4 hour layover in Boise.

The layover went quickly, I finished the book I was reading and started a second one. I love traveling with The Boyfriend, we always have a good time together, so stuff like 4 hour layovers don't phase us much.

I've never been to the Boise airport before, which is weird since I have family that live in close to there, but we always drove to visit them. The airport is nice and the workers there were seriously the nicest airport people I have ever dealt with. They had a great camaraderie that was so sweet to watch. We also had really friendly Flight Attendants all day, so even though we spent the entire day flying or being in airports, it was a very good day for traveling.

Which is good, because I still need to write a nice email to Alaska about how awesome they handled our lost luggage and now I can add on how friendly their people are in Boise!

This is all for now, I have to go unpack. It's this weird thing with me, as soon as we get home I HAVE to unpack everything. It just helps me feel like I'm really home.

Monday, November 26, 2007


We just got back from dinner at our last stop on the tour of restaurants we used to eat at when we lived in Spokane. We definitely saved the best for last as we went to Tomato Street, the restaurant I worked at while we lived here. We planned for an early dinner (5 o'clock! I haven't eaten so early in forever!)

Man, I miss their food! I knew I loved their food, but I'd forgotten how much I really did love their food. I had a pepperoni and sausage calzone, which was amazing as usual. It was very weird to sit there as a customer since I haven't been back since I left all those years ago. There were even a couple of servers working that I used to work with, but I couldn't work up the courage to see if they remembered me.

It was still a fun dinner. The Boyfriends Sister worked there a few years ago, so it was a trip down memory lane for her as well.

We also stopped by the Sisters new digs, which were totally cute. And then we raced home just now to watch "Dancing with the Stars". I'm typing this really fast so I can go and watch the show with everyone.

It was a great last night here - it even started snowing while we were eating dinner.

Of course, it's supposed to snow all night. I hope we can get out of here tomorrow. I know it wouldn't be terrible to be stuck here, but I'm still freezing my butt off and it would be nice to be back in warmer weather!

Sunday, November 25, 2007


All I have to say is that "Mall Madness" is my new favorite game ever. I may have to search around and find it for myself!

Also, I rule at "Scene It" - I was the big winner tonight!

Today has been a pretty quiet day around here. We had our second Thanksgiving with The Boyfriend's family, which was awesome. I can't get over how relaxing this vacation has been. I feel like we have been away from home forever and yet, I'm not dying to be home. Don't get me wrong, I would like to be home and get back into the swing of things, but I'm not DYING to be home.

That's something The Boyfriend and I have in common. We realized this on our road trip 2 summers ago, basically, if we are together we are home.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I don't know when our visits home turned in to a whirlwind of eating at restaurants we used to visit, but it certainly has this time.

Although today we went to 2 new places, The Pita Pit for lunch and Ella's for dinner.

The Pita Pit is a cute little place that of course makes sandwiches and everything else you order in Pita's. I loved their food, very fresh and good for you (if you so choose).

For dinner, The Boyfriend's Mom treated us to a supper club called Ella's that is owned by friends of hers. It's located in downtown Spokane in an very awesome old building they have renovated. The first two floors are theaters where they put on plays and readings and such and the top floor is a supper club before 11 and after 11 it's a jazz bar. Very cool inside and the food was absolutely amazing. They had a live guitar player that I really enjoyed.

It's been fun to be back in Spokane. We have spent most of this visit just hanging out and chatting with The Boyfriends Mom and Sister and Niece. I love visits like this, it's so relaxing. Although, as I just commented to The Boyfriend, we need to go home where we have no food waiting for us so I can get back to working on losing weight.

I know my posts have been shorter and shorter, but I keep forgetting until the absolute end of the day and then I am so tired, I can't remember everything we did during the day!

We helped The Boyfriends Mom get her tree out and start decorating. Although, she is much better and decorating a tree than I am, so I mostly sat on the couch knitting and chatting while she decorated the tree. For me, it was still a blast - but I'm sure she probably meant to have more help!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Today was our last day in the Yakima Valley. We hung out with my family this morning - had lunch of leftovers from Thanksgiving and said our good-byes to everyone in my family. It was a nice visit - I learned a lot about my family on my Dad's side and got my Dad to talk some more about Vietnam which is always fascinating to me. I love hearing stories about my parents before they were married and started a family. I think it's because I will never really know what they were like back then.

The Boyfriend and I drove through the Tri-Cities and stopped by a couple of his old haunting grounds. Made it back to Spokane in time for dinner and have spent the evening chatting with The Boyfriends Mom and Sister.

I have lots of photos, as soon as we get back to LA I will have to go through them and upload some.

We haven't been able to run for a few days now - we are going to try and run tomorrow sometime, whenever it manages to get over 30 degrees. It took until after noon for that to happen today, so it might be a late afternoon run tomorrow.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Ours was delicious.

Other than eating a lot, my family doesn't have any real traditions. We always play a game of some sort, for the past few years our family really enjoys Uno Attack. If you have not played this game you should run out and buy it, it is a lot of fun and almost all ages can play.

Anyway, my family has never been in to the "everyone go around the room and tell us what you are thankful for" type of family - so I will tell you here that today I am thankful for my life. There's no real story behind this or anything, I just had a moment today where I realized how lucky I am.

That I get to share my life with someone who loves and understands me.

That I have a family that misses me and is happy to see me and spend time with me (and The Boyfriend).

That I have extended family through The Boyfriend that is also happy to see us and spend time with us and misses us.

That I have friends who understand and appreciate me.

That I have a job that affords me to produce a show that I am very proud of.

I could really go on and on, but I don't need to list everything out. All I need is to remember that I have a good life and that life is full of good people.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cold, continued

So The Boyfriend, my Dad, Older Brother and I played 18 holes of golf today. I think it was the coldest round of golf ever played. I will post pictures later - obviously you can't see how cold it is, but our very red noses and ears should give you some idea.

While my golf game has been horribly neglected in the past 10 years, it was a lot of fun and I got to spend some fun quality time with my bro and Dad.

Right now, my niece is "helping" The Boyfriend get sticky buns ready which will rise overnight and be a very delicious breakfast tomorrow morning.

After dinner at Miner's (a local hamburger joint that The Boyfriend and I requested because they have awesome burgers and fries!) The Boyfriend and I drove to Ellensburg and visited some of our old haunts of our college town. The place has changed quite a bit, and yet, remains the same. I miss that town, but I would really have a hard time moving back to such a small place after LA.

I think that's all the news from today. I am fighting off a killer headache, so I'm going to help The Boyfriend get the sticky buns ready for tomorrow and hopefully go to sleep.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


This morning The Boyfriend and I tried to run - even though it was only 29 degrees outside. Unfortunately for us that meant that most of the trail was frozen over and very treacherous to run on. So we walked for 1/2 hour instead of running - talking about how cold it was and admiring the scenery along the river.

On our way back to the car we saw two deer, which was magical as always. They stared at us for quite awhile, making sure we weren't going to suddenly jump across the river and attack them.

I love running in the morning - so quiet and peacefull out. Even if it is so cold my face feels frozen after only a couple of minutes.

Spent the day goofing around with my Mom and shopping.

Tomorrow we golf! We are supposed to be there at 10:30 am, which means I will continue in my efforts to layer as much as possible while still being able to move freely.

Golfing should be fun, I haven't been in years. Neither has any of our golfing party, so I hope the course is pretty quiet otherwise I would feel really bad for anyone trying to golf behind us.

Lot's of fun things going on with The Sitcom. We were just featured on YouTube and our hits are through the roof. It's very weird to have this happen while we aren't home, makes it seem more surreal.

Monday, November 19, 2007


So, the cold, cold weather continues here. The Boyfriend and I met my Dad, Mom and a family friend for lunch today at the last existing Sea Galley Restaurant for lunch.

Then The Boyfriend and I attempted a run this afternoon. We quickly realized that running after a meal is just not what our bodies are used to as we usually run first thing in the morning before breakfast. Add that with the fact that it barely gets above 40 degrees here and we didn't have the best of jogging experiences this afternoon.

So, tomorrow we are going to go for a run in the morning. Which means it will barely be above 30 degrees. I'm getting cold just thinking about it.

Tonight we met a bunch of my parents friends for dinner at a casino and stayed to gamble with my Mom. She fronted me $20 and it took me awhile but I turned it in to $100 by the end of the night! My Mom graciously let me keep my winnings since I promised to gamble again with her again before I leave.

It was really nice to see people whose kids I grew up with. Everyone was very excited to catch up and chat with The Boyfriend. I passed out a lot of business cards for The Sitcom - hopefully we will get some more viewers!

Now I'm off to bury myself under a blanket and try to get warm. We couldn't golf today since there was snow on the ground so we are going to call tomorrow and see if they even open.

I have to say, so far, it's been a good visit home.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


I've told several people that the only thing I really wanted while in Washington was for it to snow, and I'm getting my wish as I type this. The Boyfriend and I just got back from visiting with my Older Brother and family. We were checking out their new house (it's so cute and has so much room!) when we walked outside the cars were already covered in snow. Oh man, I miss snow the most.

Other than that, it's been a pretty slow day. We drove from Spokane to Yakima Valley today after going for our first run of the vacation. We drove to part of the Centennial Trail and went for a run - after which The Boyfriend and I clocked how far we ran with the car. I ran just over 2 miles and The Boyfriend ran 4. It's nice to know that even when running in a straight line on a trail I still get my full run in and pace myself the same as when I run at the park.

It was SO COLD while running this morning - 37 degrees. Oh man, it took me over half the run to warm up, but it was so worth it. I can't believe how much better I feel after a run. Now we have to figure out where to run here since it's snowing and school is still in session, so I don't want to to go the high school and run at the track. My parents have a treadmill, so that's always an option, but it will be a last resort as I prefer running outside.

So, anyway, I guess golfing may be out of the question, but we are still going to try!

Now I'm off to find warmer clothes and a tv to watch The Simpsons.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


My poor little sensitive body is freezing here! It's been raining all day today and the high is somewhere in the mid-40's. The Boyfriend and I tried to run this morning, but it was raining so hard it was a no-go.

So, we went to pick-up our rental car and ran to the mall to get The Boyfriend new glasses. I seem to have forgotten how expensive glasses are, as we walked out spending WAY more than I had expected. Of course, he looks so damn cute in his new specs that I can't be that mad. I did inform him that he darn well better be wearing his glasses a whole lot more now that the glasses have the right prescription and he can actually see out of them.

So yeah, it's been a pretty relaxing day here. We wandered around the mall a bit. I found the mos awesome argyle cashmere sweater for $35, so that made me extremely happy.

We took naps this afternoon, and now we are going to make meatloaf dinner with The Boyfriend's Mom. Last night we went to the most awesome Mongolian Grille place I used to frequent when we lived here. Between that and playing with nieces and a nephew, it's been a great visit so far.

Tomorrow we are off to my parent's house. And, if the weather isn't too cold, golf with my Dad, Oldest Brother and The Boyfriend.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Here we are in rainy Washington! We just got back from breakfast with The Boyfriends sister and niece, which was awesome.

Our flight was a little eventful in that we were going to be delayed from leaving Los Angeles by over 2 hours. So I went to the front of the plane with the idea of asking about our connecting flight when the flight attendant learned that our final destination was Spokane she told me to get my stuff and come with her. So I gathered The Boyfriend and our carry-on luggage and departed the plane to learn that we were being bumped over to the direct flight from LA to Spokane (which is the flight we almost always take!). The downside was that our checked bag was not going to be on the flight with us.

And then I started worrying. See, I've never lost a bag flying (I am knocking on wood right now). And this seemed a situation ripe for ending in lost luggage.

But, we already have a happy ending as I just got off the phone with the awesome people of Alaska Airlines (I am writing the nicest letter ever when I get home. They were all so helpful and nice. They even gave us little toiletry kits when we didn't have our toothbrushes last night!) who happily informed me that they already have our bag at the airport and it is scheduled for delivery at 11 am.

I can't tell you how elated I am. Seriously, I know I'm a worrier, but the entire night last night after we found out our luggage would have to follow us to Spokane later, I was completly worried that we would never see it again.

Luckily, I am traveling with the Boyfriend who is very good at talking me down from one of my stressouts.

That's all the news for now. I'm off to watch some TV and maybe take a nap.

I love vacation.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Done Packing

So I think I am all ready to go to Washington. I have no complete idea since my brain is apparently already on vacation.

Yesterday after lunch, my boss walked in and I said "Good Morning" to her. At least she thought it was funny and said she wouldn't mind starting the day over.

Of course, it's like the worst time ever to be leaving work and I am a bit worried as to what is going to happen while I'm gone. Of course, I know the world won't stop, but it's a bit worrisome none-the-less.

At least, until I get on the plane and then my only worry will be making our connecting flight.

I can't wait to just sit around and take naps every day if I want to. Oh I love the holidays! Especially when I get to go somewhere that has different weather than LA. I mean, it's 80 degrees here today. How crazy is that? I had to remind myself that it is November this morning while running, because it was already hot out. Ugh.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


All morning I have been wondering what this horrible smell is.

It would come in waves and I couldn't smell it all the time, but was definitely oderific. I checked my garbage can to make sure it had been emptied, I checked under my desk to make sure there wasn't some random thing there making that smell.

Sadly, I just realized it's my shoes. I am wearing Dr. Scholl's wooden shoes that a friend gave to me when she didn't find them comfortable.

I don't know what went wrong, but the will be thrown out very soon.

Good thing I brough a pair of flip-flops to work as I am getting a mani/pedi at lunch!

Ugh, I am still grossed out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


We just got done meeting with our writer for Episode 7 and I am just getting this post in under the wire.

Can I just tell you how much past my bedtime this is?

Now we won't be able to run in the morning - which means day 3 of not running for me. I guess that's okay, we will be able to run every day on vacation (if we want). Since my Dad is a runner, it will be fun to go out and go on a jog with him! I've never done that before.

So yeah, stressful day at work and now the crunch time is coming for getting all ready to leave. We still haven't packed, I have to do one more load of laundry and food is getting scarce around here, since we didn't want to shop too much before we leave on vacation.

Agh! You know, this is what always happens before we leave on vacation. Everything get's busy and stressful and then it takes a day or two to relax. No worries, I'm traveling with The Boyfriend and he's always entertaining to me and we always have a great time traveling together.

Monday, November 12, 2007

I Remember

I should have posted this yesterday -

My father is a Vietnam Veteran. He doesn't talk much about it. He's showed us pictures, I have the camera he bought before he came home and he still has some money from there, but no real stories about what it was like.

I do know that he got drunk with some friends and tried to sign up for the Airborne Division because jumping out of a plane sounded fun, but found out that they had already been assigned somewhere else.

I also know that he once got sunburned so badly on the beach they almost threw him in "the brig" (or whatever you call it) for not being able to perform his duties.

But the biggest thing I remember is when we went to Washington D.C. when I was in the 9th grade, my Dad tried to find the names of his two best friends that died in Vietnam.

He couldn't find them.

He cried.

It was the second time in my life that I had seen my Dad cry.

I can't figure out a way to end this. I just hope that people actually stop and take a moment to remember what Veterans Day is all about. Not just a free day from school or work, but a day to think about those people who aren't so lucky as to have someone try and find their name on a memorial.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


While running this morning - a very nice lady said something to me as I ran past her. I stopped and took my headphones out of my ears and apologized for not hearing her. She repeated herself "You look amazing. I see you in the morning and I think you are an inspiration. You can tell you are working very hard."

I thanked her profusely. What a nice surprise. It was a morning when I felt like I was having a crappy run (for the second day in a row) and it was such a pick-me-up to have someone stop and say that they noticed how hard I've been working. And a stranger to boot! I get such a kick out of life when it happens this way.

Spent the rest of the day getting various things done like laundry, mopping floors, etc. All very exciting.

But, we did have an impromptu "Harry Potter" movie marathon over the weekend. I forget how much I love those movies. Now I'm off to re-read the last few books.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Spent tonight working on a music video with The Boyfriend. There is nothing better than spending an evening being silly and creative with someone you love. Um, yeah, that sounds weird, but it's really not that type of thing.

Of course, this also made me almost forget to post today! 

This morning, I was telling The Boyfriend about how I had posted a comment to this website I visit every day called The Simple Family. I  read this site when it was The Sarcastic Journalist (you can see why it piqued my interest) and now I visit every day to see what new thing I learn about trying to live a simpler lifestyle that is easier on the earth.

Anyhoo, you should check her site out. She's a great writer!  The post that I commented on started a very interesting conversation between The Boyfriend and I on just when we thought Americans had become people that live above their means and if we think it could ever be turned around. 

That's how I know I'm reading a good writer, when it can spark interesting conversation in my real life. 

Friday, November 09, 2007

The Day That Never Ends

What is with today? I feel like it has been the day that never ends.

Up and running before the sun is completely up and I have been busy all day. I look down at the clock expecting it to be around 5 and it was barely 3 pm! Gah!

No big plans for the weekend. I am going for acupuncture tomorrow (Note to self, figure out when the heck your appointment is) and I think The Boyfriend and I are going to spend most of the weekend getting ready to leave. It takes awhile to get all the old winter clothes out of their various hiding places, longer than you would think.

I think we are going to be very bad and have pizza for dinner tonight. I haven't had pizza in I don't know how long, which is a miracle for me 'cause I loves me some pizza. I know I'm not supposed to have dairy, but, well, I have no answer for that. I know I'm not supposed to and yet I'm going to anyway.

Story of my life.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


There seems to be something very wrong with Thursdays in general, even if they start out great.

Today DID have a great start since The Boyfriend and I had breakfast with Corrie (she plays Jennifer in our sitcom), whom we haven't seen in months. Literally, more than one month. I really miss her.

So, we had breakfast at my favorite breakfast place (cheap and delicious!), wherein I was overserved coffee (seriously, I don't know how much I had, but I lost count at 4 cups) and had plenty of time to chat and catch up.

But the rest of today has just been "meh" for me. I managed to spill lunch in 3 different place on myself (I think this is a record of some sort). I can't put my finger on it, but there is an overwhelming sense of "meh" in my world.

On another note, The Boyfriend and I leave a week from today for our annual "Home for Thanksgiving" trip. I really hope it snows while we are there. I miss snow.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Not too much going on around here today. The Boyfriend and I managed to sleep through our alarm for the second day in a row, so I walked at lunch. I walk the same park that we run in the morning, so let me tell ya, I now know that route like the back of my hand.

It was suggested that I should post a picture of how my hair looks today after styling it myself. It's pretty funny, between the weather and my walk at lunch, my hair looks nothing like my "after" picture of yesterday.

Someday, I will have lots of money and I will have April (my friend and hairstylist extraordinaire) blow dry my hair for me every day.

Or, in the meantime, I won't fart around in the morning and actually spend more than 5 minutes on my hair.

I'm really not sure which will happen first.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I'm counting down the minutes until the end of work. I'm off to get my haircut.

Nothing too drastic (as I'm known to do), just a trim and the addition of bangs.

I'll post before and after pictures later.

Updated to add:

Before haircut:

After haircut:

Monday, November 05, 2007


I was supposed to be meeting some friends for dinner tonight, but we've had to cancel on account of all of us fighting off some sort of malaise. I blame everything on the fires, I can't imagine what all we've been breathing in from everything that burned. Either way, my allergies need to give it a rest.

Yesterday and this morning have been the best 2 days of running I have ever experienced. Chilly, but not cold. Light out, but I didn't need sunglasses. Oh yeah, and I am now a little over 1/2 mile from making my weekend "long run" (3 miles) into my usual "everyday run" (2 miles)!! I don't know what's changed or how I finally managed to get my butt in gear, but I'm loving the new faster running me. I think adding red meat back into my diet on a somewhat regular basis is helping. At least, I feel like I have more energy lately.

The Boyfriend and I were just chatting about how I had not fallen asleep on the couch in a long time and how I feel like I have a ton more energy lately and then, whamo, I fell asleep around 9:30 on the couch last night. So apparently Daylight Saving Time is to blame for my couch sleepiness. Darn Farmers.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


You know when you spend an evening hanging out with people that make you laugh? And when you get home you realize that your face hurts from laughing so much?

I had that experience last night. The Boyfriend and I met up with some friends of mine that I grew up with in Washington for dinner. These two people always make me laugh and are always fun to be around. We went to Billingsley's Steak House - I love this place, it's an old style steakhouse and we are usually the youngest people in the room.

I can't tell you how nice it is to reconnect with friends and realize you still have so much to talk about. And also realize that their significant other is a really cool person in of themselves.

So yeah, old school steakhouse plus old/new friends makes for a good night.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Posting on a Saturday

I think this is the first time I have ever posted on a Saturday. Since I'm too lazy to check, we'll just assume I am right.

Nothing too exciting happened today. I woke up with a monster headache, which was somewhat convenient since I had an acupuncture appointment this morning. I say convenient because by the end of my appointment my headache was gone, as usual.

I have been doing really well with the whole givingup dairy thing. I rarely even miss it. It's also been good for the diet, I've even dropped a couple of pounds, which is a nice side effect of my whole experiment. So, I am definitely going for a whole month of no dairy and then I will slowly start adding it back into my diet to see just how much it affects my allergies. But, I have realized just how many foods I add cheese to that don't need it - very rarely have I thought that what I was eating needed cheese added to it.

While waiting for my acupuncturist this morning, I had this very clear memory from when I was a little girl. See, I was alone in the room and I noticed a clogged pore on my forearm, so I of course had to mess with it. When I was little, my father used to rock me to sleep almost every night in the same cream colored rocking chair in the living room. It was my favorite part of the day, sitting on my fathers lap, feeling so secure and comfortable and loved. One night he had some glue stuck in his arm hair in the same spot that I had a clogged pore today. I remember my sister trying to get the glue out for him.

I know this isn't an exciting memory, but it was such a strong memory for me this morning. It just made me pause for a moment and think about how lucky I am to have been raised by two parents, who thought nothing of reading to me, rocking me to sleep and leaving the night light on for me since I was afraid of the dark.

Sometimes, it takes weird moments in life to realize just how lucky I am.

On another note - here is Sammy the pumpkin I carved with Angela at work this year. Can you believe we didn't win the contest?

Friday, November 02, 2007


An Open Letter to the Female Driver of the Silver BMW This Morning:

Person -

I don't care where the hell you were heading this morning, if you have to stear right to avoid hitting the car in front of you when it uses it's brakes, YOU ARE TAILGATING. Which, may I remind you, is ILLEGAL.

Seriously, I understand that 6:20 is early in the morning. I know it's early for me and The Boyfriend, but you know, that's what time we get to the park to start running. And guess what, we don't tailgate people on the way there. Neither do we blind them with our foglights when it's not foggy out. Nor do we CONTINUE to tailgate people after they have given you a couple of warning taps on their brakes.

I just don't understand it. Nothing in the world is worth getting in a car wreck over. I don't give a crap where you were heading this morning, you should have been paying more attention to the road. I'm sure if I could have seen you through your blinding car lights, I would have seen you talking on your cellphone or applying makeup or any of the other horrible stereotypes about female drivers that I have always heard about but never actually seen before I moved to LA.

I'm sorry that people are probably rude to you on the road because you drive a BMW - but, well, you deserve it seeing as how you obviously have no right to be driving in the first place.

You are darn lucky I don't have the guts to slam on the brakes and let you hit me. Yes, it would have been your fault - but since The Boyfriend and I are a 1 car household, we can't afford to have our one car be in the shop getting fixed because some moron decided that she needed to drive on top of our car this morning.

Hoping you someday learn how to drive correctly before you kill someone -


Thursday, November 01, 2007


Welcome, my darlings, to National Blog Posting Month! Wherein I torture you with my thoughts every day for the month of November. It will be awesome.

So, yeah, here we are, November 1st. Um, yeah.

We didn't get any trick-or-treaters last night, although that didn't stop The Boyfriend and I from going out and buying candy. Oh Peanut Butter Cups, why do I love you so?

There hasn't been much going on around here lately. Some day soon I will post pictures of the pumpkin I carved for a Halloween contest at work, as soon as I figure out how to get pictures off of my camera at work, without alerting IT to the fact that I am downloading pictures off of my camera at work.