That was so 2009

2009 in pictures * 2009 Awards Drinking Buddy of the Year: Brandon, actually. Surprise!  The mister doesn’t usually party down, but he has taken up a beer here and there this past year, a stressful one for his work.  So we had gone out for a beer together more than the year before.  Cheers to you, honey bunny! Bar of the Year: Hennessey’s Tavern and Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. These two places never fail to deliver cold pints and some great eats.  They’re our go-to places when we want to run away from the daily life for a little...
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You win one, you lose one

My epic battle with time this week?  I guess it’s a draw. I didn’t start on Monday morning as planned.  Because, as you all have heard, we plan and God laughs.  Or something like that. Last Sunday night, the night I wanted to go to bed by 10 to wake up at 5:15 and work on my stuff? I ended up going to bed closer to midnight and woke up the usual call time for morning with hair wash of 5:45. I was up peeling and scraping the piths off of 25 lemons to go into my first ever batch...
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Onward to 2009

Not resolution.  Goals. Back in my Taekwondo days, our master had us turn in our 10 goals for the year and recap what you’ve accomplished the year before.  Guess I’ll start that tradition here on the blog this year. 1. Explore Kung-fu.  I did like Taekwondo but as strange as this may sound I’m looking to do something more flow-y.  Dance-like.  Capoiera would be cool to explore too. 2. Drink more water: one glass in the morning and one before bed.  Ah, the yearly goal.  I tend to give up after trips to the bathroom in the middle of the...
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Put out the flames

Support Banned Book Week, y’all!  About time we stop those crazy nutcases from burning them books! According to the ALA, here are the “10 Most Challenged Books of 2007” with the reasons why they were challenged. 1) “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell Reasons: Anti-Ethnic, Sexism, Homosexuality, Anti-Family, Religious Viewpoint, Unsuited to Age Group 2) The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier Reasons: Sexually Explicit, Offensive Language, Violence 3) “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes Reasons: Sexually Explicit and Offensive Language 4) “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman Reasons:  Religious Viewpoint 5) “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Mark Twain...
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Book Weevil

Okay. I am no bookworm. And definitely I ain’t well read. But this post by Kuri a while ago sparked my interest. Let us see who’s read what around here. 🙂 The intro: From CV Rick, the 106 (why 106? nobody knows) books most often tagged “unread” at LibraryThing. The idea is to mark the ones you’ve read in bold, the ones you’ve started but not finished in italics, and the ones you read for school in bold and underlined italic. À la CV Rick, I put asterisks next to the ones I plan to read. And I shall do...
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Blueprint for a dream

I dreamed that I was in Las Vegas on a school trip. My room actually had an upright piano in it, apparently by the school’s request, and overlooking the Strip. As I was settling in for the night, someone knocked on my glass door. I peered around the curtain, and there stood Fred and George Weasley. They weren’t tired and apparently they were also piano student. They wanted to hang out in my room since I had the piano AND the view. Everyone else’s room was facing the other direction. The next thing I knew, my room became a common...
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