Tuesday, September 18, 2007

not too bad for hags

Anyway, in other news, GPS is my hero.

Jake was one of only 10 kids in his school to be invited to audition for this prestigious childrens choir. Its very exclusive and a big honor to even be invited. Unfortunately, about a week before, he wigged and decided he didnt want to do it, mostly because his teacher had psyched him out by talking nonstop about how none of the kids from her school had been picked last year.


well I made him go anyway but promised I wouldn't make him sing. Which he took me up on, unfortunately. Even though after practicing in the car on the way there he seemed like he was considering it. Wow that kid can stand up to some pressure, though! Not the kids in his class, nor his teacher, nor the director of the program could get him to budge. While waiting for his class to finish auditioning, the director talked to him a little and was really nice. She told him if he changed his mind he could audition with another group, or by himself, or tomorrow.

In the end, he decided to come back the next day and audition! awesome.

A photo of 'girls night out' with chicks from highschool days a couple of weeks ago:
We went to a club called Mosaic where they let us in for half price because we're girlz :)
There was a pretty good DJ there named something like DJ LOVEGROVE. Yes Ang & I must have been in the bathroom when they had the 'lets all wear bright patterned dresses tonight' conversation, and yes, once again, I win the smallest head contest.
We don't look too old do we?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hippy Bathday Hogs

My birthday was this weekend, and while I didn't end up going to NY it still was really fun. My actual birthday fell on a holiday so we celebrated both at dinner at my parents house. V and M came, as well as my sister & her b/f. Then on Fri. night we went to the Irish festival in the rain and met up with B-Funk & g/f who is knocked up! So exciting but also stressfull because one of them isn't psyched about it. Or, is still getting there. I don't know whats worse, being honest about your trepidation even if its hurtful to your pregnant girl, or pretending to be psyched when you're really not. Usually I'm all for honesty but when its brutal, I just don't know. Maybe a softened version of the truth would be the best?

The moral of the story is, if you know V, you better double-wrap it, because this has happened to almost everyone he knows!!

fAnyway, on Sunday we threw together a last-minute joint bday party for me & monica / sunday football event. There were a lot of people and a lot of food! And even tiki torches. M&W brought a Morroccan feast (all vegetarian of course!), Ang made the chocolate/reecie-cup cake pictured (Which actually says,"happy birthday HAGS") and the party was kind of two rounds,the early people who left shortly after the game, and the people who didn't show up until 8. By the time we went to bed we were exhausted! But in a good way






"Darling, gaze into my eyes from across the room as we share this vegetable delight..."

Thursday, September 13, 2007

my birthday astrology report

How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, you like to be impressive and to be seen as Somebody Special. You are not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and are rarely content being in the background or in the subordinate position. You are a natural leader, and do not take orders from others very well. You must have something of your own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that you can develop and manage according to your own will and vision. Whatever you do, you do it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. You like to put your own personal stamp on it.

The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
At heart you are modest and humble, and you rarely strive to be in the limelight or in a position of power. You have a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and you prefer to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, you can be relied upon to be careful, efficient, and thorough in your work and you take pride in doing a job well. What you may lack in self-confidence you often make up for in skill - developing expertise, technical knowledge, and competency in some specialized area. You are adept at using your hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are your forte. Some would say you are a little TOO meticulous, for you can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as you think it should be, and you worry about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. You like to organize, categorize, and arrange everything into a logical system, and you are often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes you. You probably wish that you were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, you can be mercilessly self-critical as well. Whether in your environment or in yourself, you tend to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. You are strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in your self-estimation, and you often do not give yourself enough praise or credit.


This morning Cody made me breakfast- fresh baked cinnamon rolls, veggie sausage links, and strawberries. He is the sweetest ever. :) :) :) I'm so lucky

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Next Movie I am Excited About

Its been a while since I was really excited to see a movie. I think the last time I was excited and the movie met my hopeful expectations was 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' (i love you charlie kaufmann!)

there were a few in between that weren't as good as I had hoped.

Well I'm trying to keep my expectations low, but I am super-psyched to see this new movie:
Across the Universe




In other news, they released the new set of iPods, one of them is the iPod touch which is the same as the iPhone but no phone. If you have that one you can download music wirelessly.
Cool. Also, they dropped the price of the iPhone like $200. :)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

chocolate cake and boobies

Mmmm I love that free chocolate birthday cake at Macaroni Grill with the hot fudge sauce poured all over it and sprinkled with nuts. Yum! M & I shared a pre-birtday dinner there last night. Man, the years are passing so quickly -- I can't believe I'm in my 30s.

Speaking of OLD, my cousin just had her 4th baby, finally the girl she's been wanting after 3 boys in a row. She's 40! That seems so old to be popping out puppies! I wonder what she's going to name her? She has a name-theme-thing going on: Barak (Lightning), Or (light), Koren (shining, beaming). Maybe she should go the other way and name her Layla (night). That's a pretty name.

More interestingly, she recently had a boob job; I wonder if having a baby will ruin it? Inquiring minds want to know...

OBX part II

Over labor day weekend we went to the outer banks with A & S and their big frat dog Tyson.
He's an awesome dog, but man are they borderline obsessed with him! We brought Dewberry who again was a dream in the car, but didn't take too kindly to Tyson's ubiquitous sexual advances. I guess ol' Dewby is straight :P . He's usually super-submissive, but when mounted by a 100 lb beefy frat-dog, he showed a defensive side I've never seen in him before. Can't blame him I guess, no one wants to get @$$ -raped on their vacation!

It was fun and relaxing, but man what a heinous drive! We went to the largest dune on the east coast at Kitty Hawk and climbed it. It was beautiful, like being in a mini-desert, but also hot and dry and exhausting. It made me realize I never want to be stranded in the actual desert (duh!) The wind was blowing these cool patterns over the dunes, and everything had a hazy glow due to the sand on the surface of the dunes constantly being in motion from the wind.

Another fun thing we did was go-karts. There was a 'no bumping' sign, but we just ignored it and had an all-out war. The final result was a multi-car collision after which Jake and I got stuck, turned backwards, our kart trashed, and they had to stop all of the drivers to turn us back around. After the crash, our kart was shaking, sputtering and struggling through the last two laps! haha. oops

The beach house had a hot tub we chilled out in, and we watched season 2 of the Chapelle show- which, by the way, the funniest thing I have ever seen is Charlie Murphy (Eddie Murphy's brother) telling stories from the 80's about hanging out with Rick James and Prince. Dave Chapelle does these hysterical reenactments and also sprinkles in some actual commentary from Rick James. freakin HILARIOUS! seriously.

The highlight of the trip, though, wasn't when I got a $150 speeding ticket on the way back. Actually it was the last evening of the trip. I took the dog for a walk at about 11:00 pm and realized I hadn't seen the ocean at night yet. So I walked throught the cool darkness headed towards the surf, climbed the stairway over the dune, and on the other side... a glorious sight. Breathtakingly beautiful. The dark night sky, sprinkled with a thousand stars above; the moon a large bright glowing orange orb hanging between a few lonely clouds, the only source of light on the abandoned shore. The surf, barely visible below in the darkness, powerfully crashing with regularity upon the glistening sands, the sea and sand spreading out eternally into the darkness. The dune behind me casting out all signs of civilization, so that the only things existing in the entire world are me, my dog, the moon above, and the vast ocean. Incredible.

lonely feeling

Its a lonely feeling
Realizing again and again throughout This Life
Where promises mean nothing
and betrayals often not even aknowledged
That the only one you can ever really trust
is yourself