Saturday, February 28, 2009


Happy 1 day late birthday to Mrs Pooh! Hope you had a great day, and are having a fabulous weekend!

--K and S

Thursday, February 26, 2009


What a great trip to see everyone! Our flight back was super early last Thursday, but Brother R was nice enough to give Blondie his 1st class seat, and ride coach with Yours Truly. The flight felt like it went really fast, and it did, b/c we even landed 30 mins early. Love the tradewinds when flying east!

TCKITW didn't remember me, which I expected. She ended up hiding from me 95% of the time, which was actually smart b/c all I wanted to do was ruffle her hair and kiss the top of her head. Oh, and also, apparently I turned into my mom as I also kept attempting to run my fingers over TCKITW's neck (which is something my mom does that drives me nuts).

TCKITW v4.0 however didn't seem to mind me too much. Of course, she is only 7 weeks old. She is a definite looker, and a total chatterbox also. She kept trying to tell everyone stories but mostly the stories sounded like "gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh".

So now my heart is claimed by those 2 boogers.

Our trip, other than hanging with the nieces, rocked. We ended up bowling, where somehow we ALL did pretty good, and hanging out for a night of Rock Band at Mr and Mrs Pooh's house. I love when Mrs Pooh plays guitar, b/c she is very calm and stands very still when she does it. I tend to sway back and forth and kick my leg (thanks to PC) . "They" (the Poohs, Brother R, Blondie) ended up calling me Corky a lot b/c apparently I can't drum with my left hand.

We also had a game day at Brother R's house, which was a lot of fun. Other than the excessive amount of gas floating around the room.

And, yes, I've gone back to eating meat. Unfortunately it makes me feel like I need to throw up about 5 hours after I eat it (and I did throw up several times in KY), so it's very slow going right now.

Brother R is coming up to SF tonight to hang out and grab some dinner, and I'm totally looking forward to it! Plans for the weekend include sleeping, seeing a movie with friends, sleeping, grocery shopping, and did I mention sleeping?


Monday, February 16, 2009

Ready to go!!!!

Happy V-Day everyone!!!! Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! Hugs and kisses to my beautiful nieces - TCKITW V1.0-4.0; and to my family and friends (but you all will just get hugs).

The past weekend was pretty good - I was *exhausted* from last Wed - from my 3am start time, that led straight into 11:20 am, when I had to run down and catch a bus to downtown for a personal meeting, and then straight back to our apt where I did a quick workout, finally ate lunch, and then immediately took off for south bay. It was soooooo good seeing Brother R though! We had a most excellent dinner (with most excellent sangria), and then shot pool into the evening.

Friday I came home though and crashed, slept for 11 hours. Then on Saturday we said a pseudo good-bye to PC as she moved across the bay to Berkeley. It was a sad day in SF. But it got better b/c after the move, Blondie took me for doughnuts and sushi for V-Day. It was so perfect!!!

Yesterday we met up with PC for lunch (she was back in the city to finish cleaning up her old apartment) and then it was back to our house to literally lay on the couch all afternoon long.

But, now I'm READY TO GO!!!! Brother R will be driving up on Wed night to SF, and we are going to have some fun, and then Thurs morning, for the first time since last July, we are off to KY for the weekend. Brother R got on our same flight, and I'm totally looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting TCKITW V4.0 for the first time! I'm *NOT* looking forward to the 3:30 am wake up for the flight though.

Oh well, can't win everytime. :)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A new perspective... A great weekend... A happy week...

I've sworn through my teeth for 21 years now that I hate skiing. And it was true. I loathed skiing. The whole 1 time I went, skiing overnight, at 13, without lessons - truly truly sucked. BUT, I'm attempting to figure myself out this year - and that will be involving why there are things that I won't do, or won't attempt to do - and one of those things is skiing.

Having said that, Blondie and I went up to Reno on Thurs and spent the night. We call it "Baby Vegas Baby". Reno was like the poor man's Vegas - which is exactly what we needed. The rooms were cheap (the hotels/casinos were super nice though), the gambling was cheap, the food was cheap and the beer was free. We had a great night playing craps and blackjack, and didn't want to leave on Friday.

But I'm glad we did, b/c we drove back into CA/Tahoe area, and took some ski lessons at one of the ski slopes. And guess what? I actually really liked it! I only fell a few times, but I felt in control of everything by the time our lessons were done. It was also a great workout, and I could feel it all through my legs all weekend long. So for all my bitching and moaning for 21 years, I could've been out there perfecting my skiing skills and having a blast. :) I will be back.

After skiing, we met up with 12 of our friends in our rented house for the weekend. We ended up hitting the casinos on Saturday again, and just enjoying everyone's company. It truly was the best weekend I've had in awhile.

And for the best news - Brother R is now working in the bay area!!!! He will be flying in for the week, and flying out for the weekend. This is the first time in 11 years that I will have lived in the same state as someone in my family. Blondie and I are off tomorrow afternoon to his city (San Jose) to hang out for the afternoon and eat some dinner with Brother R. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!!!!


Monday, February 02, 2009

I've got nothing...

The title says it all - a post about nothing.

Blondie and I ran the Kaiser 5K this past Sunday. We both wore our Garmin watches and it turned out that the 3.1 mile course was really between 3.29 and 3.31 miles. To be fair, Kaiser did say that only the half-marathon course was certified, and the 5K course was not. But still.

Blondie did *amazing*, and ran it in 27:12, which would've been about 26:30 for a certified 5K. I did mine in 43 minutes (ha, nice job). But it would've equated to about 40-41 minutes for me. I've been tracking my time on my Garmin also, so although my time sucked, I was able to see that I kept my pace up much better than I have been. So that was 1 upside.

After our 5K, it was off to the Sisters C to watch the Superbowl.

For those who I'm on Facebook with, here is my "25 Things About Me", but it's not on Facebook (as I'm too lazy to pull it up right now), and I doubt it's going to be 25 things - but we'll see:
1) I don't like kids, but am madly in love with my nieces and they can do NO wrong.
2) I love my cats, and will carry on entire conversations with them (filling in their piece of course).
3) I love SF, but have got a giant bug up my butt to live in NYC for awhile.
4) I hate running. Hate it.
5) I'm trying not to hate running. It's not working so far. And has never worked.
6) My favorite beverages are beer and water. Honestly, if that's all I could ever drink again, I'd be fine with that.
7) I love when Blondie wears a blue shirt. It makes his eyes look infinite (sappy sappy sappy)
8) I love not having a car, and if I never own one again, I'd be fine with that.
9) Even though I love not having a car, I miss supermarkets with giant parking lots.
10) Even though I love not having a car, I miss gyms with giant parking lots.
11) I miss my family every single day of my life.
12) I miss my BFF TT every single day of my life.
13) I'm addicted to the SATC movie.
14) I'm also addicted to memoirs at the moment (read anything Jennifer Lancaster has written - she's bitterly funny).
15) My new nervous habit is cracking my right thumb - at least I'm not picking my teeth with my hair anymore.
16) In my wildest dreams, I'm a size 4 - but in real life, I'd be happy maintaining a size 10.
17) When I'm done in SF (or NYC), I will live in Chicago.
18) If I could vacation in only 1 place for the rest of my life... Vegas baby... Vegas. It's got everything anyone could want - pools, heat, gambling, free beer, shows... It's my dream city.
19) If I could do it all over again, I'd be a large animal vet (horses, cows, etc) - I couldn't deal with putting down pets, but could probably deal with handling larger animals.
20) I'd love to be vegan, but probably would die without sushi. Well, not die, but I definitely would make life miserable for Blondie if I couldn't get my sushi.
21) I'm listening to "Dani California" while I'm typing this - California, show your teeth.
22) I NEVER want to relive my high school years again. They were NOT the happiest of my life.
23) In the same vein, I love my life more each year - it's like wine or cheese, it keeps getting better with age.
24) Unfortunately my body does not get better with age.
25) I MADE IT TO 25!!!!!