Archive for 2007

2007 Awards

December 29th, 2007 No Comments

Drinking Buddy of the Year: Celeste It wouldn’t be a good time without this one. She is present at almost any work party I threw. We drink after work. We drink at her house. Hell, when there was that accident at Candice’s wedding, I was even there when she downed tequila to numb the pain while waiting to get out of the damn place. And of course, if we look back at 2006, she’s the one who started us on


Naught again!

December 27th, 2007 No Comments

Still no hot water, kids. The landlady decided to get rid of this old heater which breaks down every 6 months altogether.  So, water will be shut off tomorrow late morning through evening.  Then we should have water AND hot water after that. Oh, and I went and got me a flu-like energy sap and achy-all-over-ness.   Called in sick and slept most of the morning and the afternoon.  I mean, I couldn’t move this morning as if I was ran


Naught and Nice

December 26th, 2007 1 Comment

Hello from the empty void that is Downtown Los Angeles the day after Christmas! We had a fantastic Christmas dinner last night. I made my first prime rib ever! Using Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Holiday Table as a starting point, I made the horseradish garlic crusted prime rib with wild mushroom sauce, candied carrots and creamed pearl onions. Instead of the potato cake, we had regular mashed potatoes, putting some traditional dish into the otherwise quite “fancy” dinner. We fed Shane


Winter Wonderland

December 24th, 2007 No Comments

I popped in my Christmas Day CD from my beloved Victoria’s Secrets Christmas compilation as I drove out on my Santa Round, taking presents to friends and families. “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening. In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland,” crooned Tony Bennett. I started to giggle. Here I was, in my short sleeved shirt with the windows rolled down, driving down the sunny street where today’s forecast looks


Christmas is All Around

December 23rd, 2007 No Comments

From my #1 Christmas movie of all time (so far) Love Actually. And for you geeks out there, Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime!


What I am

December 20th, 2007 No Comments

The day after Brandon’s office party, where I showed up wearing the elf hat and chugging the big ol’ mug of Guinness, one of his colleagues from another department came up to him. “Was you wife drunk at the party?” “What? No! Why? Because that giant mug of Guinness?” “Well, we figured she’s got to be drunk wearing that elf hat and all of that.” “Nah. That’s just how she is, man.” “Oh.” Brandon’s sergeant chimed in at this point

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