Monday, June 30, 2008

that's why they call me "The Dealer"

Twilight Conversion Count: 27 friends

So I've been on this mission to spread the love for the wonderful book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. My friends call me The Dealer, and this hilarious email I received today from another friend will illustrate why that name is so fitting...

I am writing to inform you of your "in trouble" status. After (in good faith) checking out "Twilight" from the library on Friday afternoon, on your recommendations, I was ill prepared for the effect it would have on my weekend. Instead of doing the cleaning, laundry, and even eating that would have normally occurred, I finished the book by Saturday evening. During the course of this accomplishment, not only was my rear becoming permanently melded to our couch, but often I would glance over at my unsuspecting husband and think "Why did I marry YOU?" I actually went through physical withdrawal on Sunday. And seriously had to remember that my husband had done me no wrong, he simply wasn't Edward.
I damn you both, and will be at the library this afternoon checking out the next one. Next time just give me heroin.
Love, Twilight Fan #27

LOL. My original goal was to get a few friends to like the book, so I wouldn't have to go to the midnight release of Breaking Dawn alone. I never imagined that I would be gathering a whole gang to join me. Hehe.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

All In a Day's Work

(Me, giving a talk about sea stars to the kids): "Do you remember what the sea stars have to move around and hold onto surfaces?"

(One of the boys, yelling out enthusiastically because he thought he knew the answer): "Testicles!" *then turns beet red because he realized his mistake*

(Me, trying to keep a straight face and not crack up): "No, but you're close, they're called tube feet."

LOL, gotta love kids.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Things that irk me #3

Crazy, aggressive, inconsiderate, road-raging a-holes.

Okay, I admit that I have my bouts of road rage and often get annoyed while driving the streets of L.A. There are so many drivers here and we encounter so much traffic, that sometimes you just can't help it. But to be unneccessarily angry and aggressive? Come on people! Swerving in and out of lanes, cutting people off, and giving fellow drivers the bird? Not going to get you there any faster! All you're doing is adding more negativity to the energy of the world.

So, to the guy that flipped me off on the freeway the other day: I was trying to move over so you could pass me. But you were too impatient to realize that, you jerk!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Work, more Work, and some Play

Today marks the end of a busy week of work and play and I'm exhausted. (Good thing I'm leaving for the Island tomorrow for a little play before the cycle begins again!)

Work: I had a six-day work week, which included a 12-hr day on Thursday because of the CPR training we had to take, and a running-around-like-crazy Saturday (it was so busy that I completely forgot to do a water change on our fish tank, and JUST remembered this fact about twenty minutes ago. Ahh! I hope I didn't kill our whale shark archerfish!)

Play: Wednesday-had a fun bowling outing, where I was the only one out of the six of us that bowled over 100! This was very exciting, since I very rarely hit 100. I'm not sure how it happened, though, because I was second to last and trailing the leader by twenty points midway through the game. Then, miraculously, I won...Friday-went to a Sex & the City girls night. We had cocktails and snacks, then went to see the movie. I laughed a little, cried a little, and overall enjoyed the movie and the evening.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Twilight fans: 22

Monday, June 09, 2008

Catching Up

Time is passing by much too quickly, I can't keep up! So, a couple of things I've been up to the past couple of weeks (besides work and the other normal everyday happenings)...

Went to an Angels game for Alie's birthday. I'm not much of a baseball watcher (more of a football fan), but I like going to games and having a fun evening with friends.

Had a girls' day out and saw "A Chorus Line" downtown at the Ahmanson Theatre. I had never heard of it before, but thought it was great--very cute and funny. Live performances are such a great and unique experience and watching this reminded me how much I enjoy them. Note to self: make an effort to go to more musicals and other live performances.

Hung out with the Hagans and went to Kiernan's 4th birthday party celebration. I can't believe he is already 4 years old! Not too long ago, he was an adorable little baby, and now, he's a little person running around with underwear on his head!