Friday, April 30, 2010

How do I manage?

Seriously, the things I do to myself. Last night in sewing class while crawling around on the floor attempting to pin my pattern to my fabric and doing it completely wrong thanks to my not great teacher, I managed to give myself rugburn. Yes. Rugburn on the tops of my feet (wearing flip flops). I was trying to figure out why the tops of my feet were hurting when my jeans rubbed them, I looked down and realized I was missing skin there, that's why!

Eventually I figured out it was way easier to pin standing up at a table. But seriously, who gives themselves rugburn trying to learn how to sew?? Must I learn everything the hard way?

You know I also bruise my knees when I'm trying to clean the bathroom?? What's wrong with me?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I had a doctor's appt today and an older man purposely changed seats to sit right next me even though there were plenty of seats available in the waiting room. Then he starts commenting out loud on the women's magazine he had opened up, I think trying to engage me in conversation. I kept my eyes on my phone. Then when they called out "Michelle" to bring me back to the doctor, I heard him say loudly "Michelle Pfieffer."


These are the type of men I attract. The ones that cannot take a hint... I do not want to sound hateful towards men but I am mostly highly irritated by them. I will be single forever.
Additionally, I want to point out that the doctor's office is NOT the place to attempt to pick up chicks. I'm usually feeling like poo, looking like poo and generally irritated, agitated and aggravated. I do not want to talk to you or anyone. Not even the doctor. I just want to feel better.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New drawer pulls on the kitchen cart

I replaced the drawer pulls on my kitchen cabinet. Here are the wooden knobs it came with:

Here are the new ones. The middle knobs are yellow and gray polka dots. The side knobs are white with yellow flowers.

What do you think? I'm not sure if I should have gotten them all matching now. They were only $1 at Michaels so I can always replace them.

Tuesday morning

Friday, April 16, 2010

Urban Truck Girl

There was a time when I would throw snowboards or bikes in the back of my truck and drive up a mountain. I've hauled an assortment of large items in my beloved truck including couches, mattresses, a margarita machine! I've loaded it up with junk (in my trunk) and taken it to the county dump. My truck has taken me camping in the redwoods!

How do I utilize my truck in today's urban environment, you ask?? Well, you see what happenned was, I was trapped in the parking lot at Starbucks (I know, not remotely cool or rugged). I had parked in the ridiculous micro-lot which also happens to have the most retarded drive thru set up. Cars trying to get into the drive thru from two directions (I said it was brilliant set up) had blocked me from reversing out of my parking spot.

So I simply drove forward up and over the median (without damaging anything).
Try doing that in your Prius.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

Watched as much of the Merrie Monarch Festival as I could this weekend. Merrie Monarch is the Olympics of  hula dance. The best of the best and just amazing choreography. It's my dream to attend the festival one day. I'm hoping to go with my hula sisters next year.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Broken Bells

This song is on repeat at my desk.  From about 15 feet away, the singer is my brother's doppleganger.

Broken Bells - "The High Road" from The MySpace Transm

MySpace Transmissions

MySpace Video

Friday, April 9, 2010

Learn from Ubu's mistakes

I killed my microwave. How did I do it you ask? Microwaves are pretty hard to kill.
Well, here's what I did.

I used it as a timer, turning it on with nothing inside.

Apparently that's real bad for microwaves.
It says so in the owners manual.

I don't know what I was thinking.
Especially since I have an actual timer on the oven I could've used instead.
What a moron.

Anyone want a non-functioning microwave to use as a planter or modern art?

Damn. It isn't easy being Ubu.

Sex and the City 2

I was opposed to the first SATC movie but they made it (and lots of money) anyway and it was not bad. I really didn't approve of them making a sequel (as sequels always suck) but alas, here is the trailer. Since I can't beat them, I'm joining them. I suspect the trailer gives away all the best parts though...

I plan on having a Sex and The City party to watch the first movie before the SATC 2 comes out. It's been a looong time since I've sipped a cosmo.

I was reflecting on how much I used to LUV watching SATC. It was as if they were speaking directly to my single, but dating ass. I was in my mid 20's and totally relating to these characters in their 30's. Now that I'm in my 30's, I don't connect so much to the topics of sucking c*ck, breakups, hook ups, stupid relationship problems and the general bewilderment you feel being single. I've been there, done that, still doing it...nothing new. I don't even watch the re-runs on TBS anymore, GASP!

I believe this makes me old.

Here is my favorite Charlotte quote that I still identify with today:

"I've been dating since I was fifteen! I'm exhausted! Where is he?"


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Earthquake

So, Easter was cool. I brought the leftovers from my brunch on Saturday. Still couldn't get a read on what my mom thought of the egg and sausage casserole. I dreamt Martha Stewart told me it didn't taste right (there was actually a funnier word she used in my dream but now I cannot remember what it was). I had a lot of anxiety over this casserole, I've never made one before and still wasn't sure if anyone liked it.

I think the general consensus was that it was edible but also on the wet side. (And I kinda burned the sausage. Not once. But twice. (I've never cooked a wad of meat like that before. How do you get it to not burn on the pan, I followed the instructions exactly, I swear!)). Whatever. I ate it. I couldn't let the $70 I spent on the brunch go to waste and my mom and bro helped me eat the leftover casserole, fruit salad and marshmallow pops. My mom and I made sure the mimosa's definitely did not go to waste. I had 3+ normal sized mimosas with no ill after effects. Hallelujah!!

I did a doggie Easter egg hunt for Molly and Lucy with dog treats hidden inside plastic eggs. Molly was pretty quick at popping them open and getting the treats. Lucy just wanted to eat the plastic eggs (golden retrievers are not too bright).

Then the earthquake hit. It lasted forever. I was sitting outside with the dogs reading a magazine (with a mimosa), the sun was out. I thought molly was leaning against the chair scratching. Then my champagne glass really started jittering on the table. I've never experienced a quake that long. Usually they are over by the time you get up to move to the doorway. I got inside (yard not big enough to get away from everything that could fall on you) into a door jam while the rocking was still going on. The chandelier was swinging for a while. One of my mom's figurines fell over and broke and some of the paintings on the walls were cockeyed afterwards.

I'm really over all the aftershocks. They give me the heebie jeebies.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strippers- Can't Trust 'Em, Part II

I have been scheduled for my second stripper pole class for just about two weeks now. Arranged my schedule around going to class tonight at 7 (well, planned on leaving work a few minutes early, heehee).

At 4:30pm I get a TEXT  from the teacher saying she is canceling class because she doesn't feel well.


I would understand in the case of an emergency, however it does not sound like she is dying. Clearly her fingers are still working.

A phone call would have been a nice courtesy.


The bay is always calm and pretty after a storm