Friday, March 31, 2006

who else is 26 years old?

Homeson L (aka Shawn) will be turning 26 tomorrow... no April fools about it. So, we all went to PF Chang's to celebrate.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

happy birthday Julian!

don't worry julian, you're still in your peak years.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

what's a Dobie, you ask?

i believe in the power of the dobie!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I'm a different kind of doctor

You Are Dr. Pepper

You're very unique and funky, yet you still have a bit of traditionalism to you.
People who like you think they have great taste... and they usually do.

Your best soda match: Root Beer

Stay away from: 7 Up

Monday, March 27, 2006

Hormone Hostage

I'm not usually into these sorts of generalizations about women and pms, but this one is kind of funny. Enjoy! :)

The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his very life into his own hands! This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver's license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other!!

DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?
SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing that?
SAFER: Gee, you look good in brown.
SAFEST: WOW! Look at you!
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?
SAFER: What did I do wrong?
SAFEST: Here's fifty dollars.
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?
SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What did you do all day?
SAFER: I hope you didn't overdo it today.
SAFEST: I've always loved you in that robe!
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some more chocolate.

13 Things PMS Stands For:
1. Pass My Shotgun
2. Psychotic Mood Shift
3. Perpetual Munching Spree
4. Puffy Mid-Section
5. People Make me Sick
6. Provide Me with Sweets
7. Pardon My Sobbing
8. Pimples May Surface
9. Pass My Sweatpants
10. Pissy Mood Syndrome
11. Plainly; Men Suck
12. Pack My Stuff
13. Potential Murder Suspect

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Quote of the day - Sunday

"you're just like our director! he's 80 years old and really geeky."

an opera you can put in your pocket

our friend Jess was in a show called The Bartered Bride performed by the Pocket Opera! she was so good!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

acrobatic crabs

so i finally got around to getting some new friends for my hermit crab phoenix. there were some mixed opinions on this... some readers were adamant that i get a couple of little friends for phoenix, and others thought he has been murdering the new crabs and i should spare additional lives. ultimately these two little acrobats (named rusty and rocky) joined the tank. they immediately began climbing on things, hanging from the top of the cage, and sitting in the cookie dish to devour all of the cookies. too bad i don't have a "herm cam" so we can all watch them online.

Quote of the day - Saturday

"only on the dance floor rain was happening."

my new ipod case

get your rooster out and rock!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Is he on the stretcher AND the yoga mat?

While doing yoga this morning my Dave did something to his back. He must have twisted funny or something and it seized up and he became unable to move. He is doing fine right now, but when the paramedics got to the gym at Berkeley they had to lift him on to the stretcher while still on his yoga mat. The doctors in the ER got quite a kick out of that.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

my morning view

when i wake up in the morning and sit at my desk to check morning email, this is my view. i love northern california!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

i LOVE my cousins

as many of you know by now, or can tell from reading my blog regularly, i LOVE my cousins. i feel like am almost a "professional cousin" some days.

anyways, speaking of cousins, my cousin Zack who goes to college in Indiana writes for the university newspaper. i placed a link for him in my sidebar, but i wanted to put one here too. check out the stuff he writes!

Word of the day - spell it with zeros

my cousin Lily was in town last weekend and taught me some things. every once and a while i need to be updated on what the kids are saying these days... i need to remain a cool cousin/college counselor. :)

therefore, the word of the day is sw00t spelled with zeros instead of "o"'s like that. it's a combination of "woot" and "sweet". who knew? i like it. i am going to start using it to entertain my college students.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

2 birthdays!

Not only is today the official first day of spring, it is also the birthday of two very important people in my life.

My step-sister Misti celebrates her birthday today, and my little cousin Rhea turns 12 years old today!

Monday, March 20, 2006

alright Mon, here is your daisy chain

Monica will soon be back in California!
Daisypath Ticker

it was MONday so i had to fulfill my best friend's wishes and make her a "daisy chain" otherwise known as a "ticker" to count down the days until she is back in Cali.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

japanese tea gardens

Lily and I went to the Japanese Tea Gardens this morning. Definitely a place that should be on everyone's SF FUN list.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

why is everyone wearing green?

Happy St. Patricks Day from Andrea and Torrey in San Francisco!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Car on FIRE!

don't worry, it wasn't my car... but someone's car was on fire last night right outside my apartment building. the pictures are a little blurry because i took them hanging out of my window in the pouring rain. we were shocked at seeing something burn so fiercely while water dumped down from the sky.

too good not to share

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

"made up" word of the night - Deliriating

derived from the word delirious, one may start deliriating late at night after excessive amounts of mathematical computations have occurred over an extended period of days.

for the Grey's Anatomy fans who read my blog...

when i was watching grey's recently i thought i recognized the new dark haired actress... i said, "mom, is that sara ramirez from high school?" sure enough, it is! ha! i know someone on the best show ever!!! :)

Congrats Sarah!

since i have a little dinner date with her tonight, i wanted to make a special post for my friend sarah. she got an awesome job at a place called creature comforts in alameda. anyone out there in the bay area need some pet care services? YAY SAIRY! :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

no, not that kind of pie!

but of course, how could it have slipped past me? today is march 14th or as otherwise notated 3.14 PI DAY!

thanks to Jess, i was reminded of this special day. and, after some internet searching i even found a website dedicated to suggesting songs one could sing to honor pi and it's 3.14-y-ness.

according to this article, "nerds" around the globe were actually preparing yesterday for this day of math fun. and, we wouldn't want to leave these guys out! :)

Prime Number Pooping Bear

In honor of boys who factor very large prime numbers for hours on end... let me introduce the Prime Number Sh*tting Bear!

Monday, March 13, 2006

It's finished!

i'm so excited i think i'll exercise tonight AND tomorrow morning! :)

some of you wrote to me and knew what this thing was... for those of you still wondering, it's a Tony Little Gazelle. now i can exercise at home... no muni, no smelly gym, no heading out in the rain... it's all about getting my cardio fix at home in my pjs.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


she may resist at times, and only really allow it when she is trapped, but yes, we were bonding this afternoon.

porcelain kitty

when our kitty sits like this she looks like a statue... and we call her porcelain kitty.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

it looks like REAL bread

well, of course, because it IS real bread. my brother and i got my mom a bread maker for christmas and since i was here we put it to the test. we made my mom's best loaf yet! it was so yummy... and so satisfying because we made it ourselves. :)

Friday, March 10, 2006

cats and cousins sounds like katzenkinder

i'm in long beach hanging with my mom and the kitten. we are digging through old pics and i wanted to share a really dorky one of me and my little cousins (who are all in college now) at my bat mitzvah.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


gotta love the California style warning. what ever happened to a simple "beware of dog" sign?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

building something!

here is my current building project. i was going to put up before and after pics... but, um, yeah, i haven't finished it yet. ill divulge what it is once it's complete.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Word of the day - Tuesday

so, does the word proteinaceous sound like it's referring to a surfing accident or what?

Quote of the night - Tuesday

"tuna is a cusp species, therefore it is almost a vegetable."

Monday, March 06, 2006

who should do your nails?

well, you're in Cali... might as well have Cali do your nails.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

not again!

another ticket... sheesh. and this one for making some "improper left turn" whatever dude! it was dark and raining and i thought it was a perfectly fine left turn.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Meyeon visits!

In order to make sure Meyeon got to experience as much of SF as was possible in a day, Dave and I took her to North Beach for lunch, we drove through the Marina, stopped at the Golden Gate Bridge, hiked around Sea Cliff, hung out in West Portal, grabbed dinner in SOMA, rode on a cable car, and went out for drinks and dancing on Haight street. Yes, we slept until 12noon the next day. :)

Urban Iditarod

if you are reading this and wondering, "what does the word iditarod mean?" that's ok... so was i when i first heard the word. in san francisco, we love any reason to dress up in costumes, get drunk, and run through the streets. this weekend was the annual urban iditarod. we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to witness this craziness.

Friday, March 03, 2006

It's all about the PBHB

You may be wondering, what is PBHB? Or, where did Torrey find such an amazing sandwich like this!? Well, it's a Peanut Butter Honey Banana sandwich from Intermezzo in Berkeley. YUMMMMMMMM!

PS. Yes, I did get honey all over my face. Right Jenny?

PPS. No, it doesn't taste the same when you make it at home. We tried that.

the end of an era

i am blogging about something today that is near and dear to my heart. my cloudberry jam. we finished it this morning, and i was hit with the symbolism of how long it has been since i've seen my best friend. as one of dave's roommates exclaimed "she's a whole jam jar away" and she totally is. i missed my friend since the day i left norway, but now, with that little piece of norway that i had with me each day gone, i am truly feeling the time and distance.

can't wait until June Monster!!!! :)