*Eeeeeeeek*

It’s NOVEMBER!!!!! The Big Gala is now 5 days away!!!! My birthday is in 2 weeks!!!! And Thanksgiving a week after that!!?!?!?!?! Wow. Before I really panic, let me tell you about MY Christmas yesterday. Something to distract me from the stress of the Big Gala. Brandon’s office, despite what is going on with their boss, still had some Halloween spirit. Mine did too but it didn’t manifest as a costume party. I may be the only person dressed up full on in the office with a few who don the orange and black and putting on the “ears” I...
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She cooks. She sews. She celebrates!

While Brandon was down at Miramar with Justin and Erik, having a boy’s day out looking at planes at the air show and turning themselves into cooked lobsters, I labored away at my first part of my Halloween costume while watching Top Gear and Dr. Who marathon. Behold, the Jedi robe, made from scratch! Brandon helped me pin the bottom hem. It was curved so I couldn’t quite just measure 8-inch to cut all the way around and have the same length. My poor sun burned husband was at my feet, helping me shorten my robe. But it’s finished, finally....
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Ch…ch…change

I have done a LOT this weekend, well, aside from throwing up bad fish and chips. For one, we got ourselves a new couch… …and a new “computer station”. Brandon and I haven’t had a new couch since we have gotten together, so this is quite a big deal for us. We don’t really own much of any “real” furnitures. It’s either Ikea, Target, or someone gave us something. It’s quite a huge leap into respectable adulthood over here. Now, the TV stand, replacing a folding card table, is acting as Brandon’s computer station for the moment. We’re looking into...
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Picture Me

You all know my obsession with getting into cardboard boxes. I think it’s time to share my passion with the world at large. Join me at my Flickr group, People in a Box, where we celebrate people of all ages, shapes, sizes and species (because some of us think our pets are people too) getting inside a really big box. I also added some random pictures I took around my house on my Flickr album as well, so go check that out too.  Okeedokey? And here’s an interesting view of Downtown LA the other day.  Please excuse my giant finger…...
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Droplets of joy

A surprise gift in the mail. * Olaina sent me Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warrior band that was just a wee little bit too big. A REALLY big plastic bag. * Not as much fun as a really big box though. A cake you successfully baked and prepped the night before and frosted at 5:30 a.m. * Giada rules! And before y’all think I’m crazy, this cake was for my company potluck. I can’t frost it overnight because the hazelnut brittles would’ve melted into the frosting and it won’t be any good. Jason Chambers, my newest “celebrity” crush. * Well, he’s...
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And on this day, she rests

My day off from work (to make up for the 8-hour of OT from last week’s event) was spent mostly up and down Palos Verdes Peninsula. Brandon and I went for a drive, stopped at Gaffey Street Diner, and geocached all afternoon. We didn’t do too well with finding the caches, but we did enjoy our hike. We’ll be going back there, a bit more prepared next time! And tonight? We dine with our friends at Naples Rib Company. ‘Tis a good day....
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