Saturday, September 30, 2006

good MORNING glory!

do you remember my little vine? well, i woke up this morning and she had sprouted a beautiful blue flower!

my vine seems to like my kitchen in san francisco. i hope she likes her new home in berkeley as much.

Friday, September 29, 2006

something to look forward to

this image has been borrowed from my best friend's blog...
who else would post such a thing!? oh yeah, me. :)

Thursday, September 28, 2006

we love Borat

I don't know about you, but I am super excited to see this movie. With a title like "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" there won't be any confusing this movie with all of the "The" movies out there. However, there is already a lot of global controversy surrounding it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

It's not over 'til...

somebody sings the elephant yeah song, i guess.

Elephants YEAH!

if you love elephants, you'll love this. brought to us by, the one, the only... JESS!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

as if you guys need more jokes...


George was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary, and Judy was really angry. She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that when I step on it, will go from 0 to 200 in less than 6 seconds."

The next morning, George got up early and left for work. When Judy woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box in the middle of the driveway. Confused, she put on her robe, ran out to the driveway and brought the box back in the house.

She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Monarch Butterfly Haiku

caterpillars on
a milk weed, trying to form
their chrysalises

*written by D. S. Freeman some time in/around 1988

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Happy Birthday AJ!

little joke for the day -- sorry guys

A woman was walking along a deserted beach one day when she saw an old bottle. She picked it up and while she was rubbing the sand off, smoke arose from it and a genie appeared. The amazed woman asked if she got three wishes. The genie said, "Nope, sorry, three-wish genies are a storybook myth. I'm a one wish genie. So...what'll it be?"

The woman did not hesitate. She said, "I want peace in the MiddleEast. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other and I want all the Arabs to love the Jews and Americans and vice-versa. It will bring about world peace and harmony."

The genie looked at the map and exclaimed, "Lady, be reasonable. These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I'm out of shape after being in a bottle for five hundred years. I'm good but not THAT good! I don't think it can be done. Make another wish and please be reasonable."

The woman thought for a minute and said, "Well, I've never been able to find the right man. You know, one that's considerate and fun, likes to cook and help with the house cleaning, is great in bed, gets along with my family, doesn't watch sports all the time, and is faithful. That is what I wish for .. a good man."

The genie sighed and said, "Let me see the freakin map."

Friday, September 22, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tonight has finally come!

can you believe it!? finally, what we've all been waiting for... SEASON 3!

*it's popular in Canada too... there were billboards all over Toronto.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

my love, he zips suitcases into his jacket

key to ultimate happiness is to be easily amused.
we love to laugh at ourselves.

Toronto Apartment

dave's little 10-day Toronto apartment has a kitchen AND a great view!

Exploring the Church/Wellesley district

like a mini-Castro but in Canada

Monday, September 18, 2006

so much Toronto today it inspired a collage

(click on the image to make it larger)

today we explored Baldwin Village and Kensington Market during the conference lunch break. then on my own i went to Eaton Centre and after finding the Labyrinth i found PATH, which is an underground walkway of sorts. super neat and i bet super functional during crappy weather. finally, i passed through Dundas Square on my way back up Yonge Street before heading back to the hotel to rest my aching dawgs.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Queen Street and The Annex

We explored a bunch of neighborhoods today. Two cute ones were Queen Street (where we had lunch) and The Annex (where we had dinner) which is near the campus, so a lot of students live there.

The Toronto Music Garden

Along the Harbourfront you can find the Toronto Music Garden. Created by Yo-Yo Ma and some rich family, it is a garden inspired by Bach's Suite No 1 for Unaccompanied Cello. We happened to catch the end of the last "free Sunday summer concert" of the season. The music, and the garden, were truly beautiful.

OK Blue Jays!

we were the only people at the Blue Jays game who didn't know the "OK Blue Jays" dance.

Chinatown Toronto

there are fuzzy fruits & fruits in Chinatown. oh, and don't forget the Yummy Refills. just in case you weren't sure if they would be yummy or not.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Dinner in Yorkville

we arrived at our hotel in downtown toronto much later than expected. but, that didn't stop us from heading out to explore the cute posh neighborhood called Yorkville. if you're ever there (and you like wine and cheese) you should check out Caren's Wine and Cheese Bar.

just when i'm feeling ready for a new city to explore...

... we're off to Canada! yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Quote of the day - Fresh Ground Pepper

"Black pepper may be the most under-appreciated of all spices. Grind it fresh. Do it often." --Ethan Becker

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

origins of the common phrase

ever wonder where those silly common phrases or cliches come from? we all say them, and we know what they mean in context, but this website actually outlines the origins of them. it's pretty neat. i was inspired to discover a site like this when i found myself saying "For Pete's Sake!" repeatedly tonight. don't know where that came from.

who doesn't need a cute kitty picture every now and again?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006


so, september 11th is one of those days where everyone talks about where they were when "it" happened. i'm not planning on sharing my story or anything... it's not too interesting... but i don't really feel like posting about anything else random today.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

we all love 80's lists

Top 20: You Know You Grew Up In The 80's if...

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE or NOT!

2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

3. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.

4. Two words: Hammer Pants

5. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock" and/or Pound Puppies.

6. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!)

7. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head and you wanted to change your name to "JEM". (She's Truly Outrageous.)

8. You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big
screen... and still know the turtles names.

9. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer
class at school.

10. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

11. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts the BANNING of slap bracelets

12. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"

13. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

14. You just sang those words to yourself.

15. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.

16. You've ever been seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.

17. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and
don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB"

18. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on
"Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.

19. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!" and "Wax On, Wax Off."

20. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?"

(You're still singing Shot Through The Heart in your head, aren't you!?)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

we went to the Giants game!!!

Brother was in town, so he, Flora, Dave and I went to see the Giants whup the Padres!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

it's fun to learn things

We keep forgetting what the difference is between a Trestle and a Trellis. We went over a trestle in Bellevue while riding on the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train on our anniversary, and we never want to mistakenly tell people that our train went over a trellis. That would be just plain silly!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

maps to... no! that's Georgia!

so, if you've been reading this blog you've taken all sorts of tests... quizes about me, 8th grade math, etc. now, take the 3rd grade challenge.


Monday, September 04, 2006

whose banana was this?

when we got back to Dave's house we decided to move some furniture around and clean his room before we unpacked the car. after moving a bookcase we discovered a banana that had fallen behind it somehow and hardened/stuck to the wall.

we don't know how it got there or how long it had been there. our best guess: subletter from summer 2005 who would have been tall enough to set a banana down on top of the bookcase.

we're home

Sunday, September 03, 2006

on the road again

it's never fun to say goodbye to your danish cheese... that will stink up the car way too much and is banned from returning to berkeley with us.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Word of the day - Saturday

i just decided that i want to start using a new word: Pocker. it's not a real word but it's something Dave said and i liked it, so i'm going to use it from now on.

i guess the definition would be: an affectionate name for "pocket". this word is not to be confused with Poker or Shocker. it is indeed POCKER pronounced like pocket but with an "r" at the end instead of a "t".

example: "here honey, put the keys in your pocker, would ya?"

Friday, September 01, 2006

Happy September 1st!

Can you believe it's September already? Do I say that every month? No, I guess not.

Anyways, speaking of the fact that it's already September... how about it being time to bring my guy back to the Bay Area? Good thing it's the last day he has to be in Seattle!