I have the most princessy princess parking at the whole entire mall and I couldn't NOT document it.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
We aren't the most enthusiastic bungee jumpers ever..., originally uploaded by dumpstar_drummer.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
I'm PERFECTLY happy not to be at Santacon today, but I'm going to drink this in honor of my comrades. And then tomorrow when I wake up feeling healthy and relaxed and not in a painfully hungover state, I'll be EXTRA happy.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I've had that pumpkin sitting there for several weeks and only just today did I notice that when the sun hits it, it creates a neon light display.
The picture above it is of an ancestor of mine also named Elizabeth Holt. I hope she enjoys the party!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
1a. My friend Dionne and her husband Phillip came to visit me and I took them on a tour of SF and I enjoyed that day SO DAMN MUCH. Dionne and I are very much on the same page, and not just when we accidentally stumble upon an undercover police sting while we're eating our sandwiches and gawk at the whole experience while Phillip gawks at the first cameltoe he's ever seen in the wild.
Me & D: OMG that guy on the bike is actually a cop!
P: WOW. Can't she feel that her shorts are totally up in her business?
Me & D: How does that potential drug dealer keep his pants up while he is being searched?
P: WOW. A cameltoe. That's amazing.
Me & D: That one undercover cop is really OWNING his undercover ensemble.
P: CAMELTOE. OMG.
I have been looking forward to my next opportunity to hang out with them since the moment I dropped them back at their hotel and drove away. Houston 2014 HOLLLLLLLER.
1b. Phillip unintentionally reminded me that I need to be looking for a man who doesn't allow me to be the man. If there's any hesitation when presented with a check or a door that needs opening or anything of the sort, I'll just pay the bill, open the door, etc. I haven't dated many men who just made bills disappear without any awkwardness or production and that whole day I was with Phillip and Dionne, bills were just magically paid and that was ASTOUNDING to me.
It is ONE THOUSAND PERCENT not about the dollars. It is entirely about the gentlemanly approach to things. Drinks appear, bills disappear.
I will add that these are things that happen around my dad and my brothers (and Carrie's dad too, actually), so it shouldn't be such a shocker, but the best lesson I learned from that day with Dionne and Phillip was that I need to set my damn bar higher.
2. I have five nieces and nephews under the age of five and I love them all SO SO SO MUCH. I can't believe it's only been four-ish years since I became an aunt because I really, really, really can't imagine my life without them.
Baby J (the oldest) is such a good big cousin/brother to the others. He's so loving and so sweet and I didn't realize this was as special as it is until I saw him interacting with another 4-year-old whose sole mission in life, it seemed, was to get himself hurt and/or give his mother gray hair. I feel so good about Baby J being the role model and protector for all the others.
I can distinctly see/feel the shift from the world revolving around me/my brothers to the world revolving around the five babies. I'm happy to take a back seat to whatever wonderful things they'll all do or become.
It's also interesting to me that I didn't have any aunts who were as in love with us as I am with my brothers' children. I really really really don't mean that in a bad way, but just as a I-surprise-myself-with-how-devoted-I-am-to-these-children way because my aunts certainly loved me and my brothers, but I doubt they were all "ATTENTION ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN!!!! MY SISTER/HUSBAND'S BROTHER HAS THESE THREE CHILDREN WHO ARE THE LIGHTS OF MY LIFE" about us.
And it's not that I'm a nicer or more nurturing person because that's not true. My mom's sister is actually a much nicer and more loving person than I am. My dad's brother's wife was perhaps less over-the-moon loving, but definitely more capable of keeping us alive and unscathed under her watch.
I love both of my aunts, but they did it differently than is natural for me.
3. My dad was on the USS Hornet for a portion of his service during the Vietnam war. Last night was their big anniversary gala and I went as my dad's date. He got all tux'd up and I put on a lot of lipstick.
My dad's favorite picture:
My favorite (less shine'y-from-flash'y) picture:
4. Carrie and I are going to New Zealand in 83 days. We'll be gone for two weeks and in that time we will accomplish:
* Nine things from two books I have about life experiences that are awesome
* Three boat rides
* One helicopter ride (my first!)
There's nobody else in the world with whom I travel better so I am SO EXCITED to go see another corner of the world with her.
NOW IT'S TIME FOR DINNER.
Friday, November 15, 2013
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Monday, September 30, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
My handsome nephew has had rogue gray hairs since he was a baby. It's so odd and I hope he won't go all over gray at a young age because he'll probably hate it, but I do think men who have gone gray early are pretty handsome.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The blister got pulled off when I rolled over in my sleep last night. It's basically raw meat underneath. I can't wait for it to heal so I can see if there's any tattoo left there. If it didn't make a significant difference, then I'm done getting this one removed -- the laser they're using to get rid of the remaining color is brutal.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
It's abnormal and selfish not to want a life partner or to not want children.
The universe invested in you heavily - someone cleaned your diapers, fed you, took care of you. Your parents, family, neighbours and teachers gave so much so you could have this life.
At very least - you should give back what you took - meaning 2.1 kids.
Of course, even a basic understanding of the fact that in order to life and thrive in this world, we need to have kids, would enable you to grasp the transcendental obligation to have kids.
Of course, not all of us can have kids. Many of us will contribute in other ways - but in the end, it is 'normal' to strive for partnership and to have kids.
It is abnormal to not do so.
The moment it becomes accepted to 'not bother' - then the greedy narcissists who want to take more than they have given, will have won, and humanity and all that we have built will evaporate very quickly.
I think it's right -- the universe DID invest heavily in me...and for me to be too lazy to pay it forward is pretty crappy. I still don't want to have kids though.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
(Though not really all that healthy because putting it off for a while is the same as letting it continue to draaaaaaaag out.)
And then I clicked on the yearly horoscope tab:
But ugh. It's all just so much work and it's so much easier to just bury my head in the sand and start planning for spinsterhood. I should get some cats and some housedresses, STAT.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
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