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This isn't the official recital. Yumi's husband recorded it last night and I have to wait for her to send it to me. We did really well considering we were the only two to show up. I'll be interested to see the final performance since my toes were so cold I couldn't feel the floor. What I'm posting is our last class/practice session. See if you can pick me out. Oh yeah, the floor at the dance studio is bad for turns and I'm still having trouble with my left leg so don't be too hard on me.

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The baby comes tomorrow!!!!!!!
We pick the puppy up at the airport at 7:30 a.m.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very excited.
Very.

12 days

Sep. 14th, 2007 01:18 pm
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We get the puppy on the 26th! Yay!
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She's made it to puppy-puppiness.



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I'm ready for all the smooshy, squishy loving that will commence.

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We had decided on Bonnie A in the poll and called this morning to get her, but someone took her home last night. *sigh* But that's OK, because there was another litter with two little girls and another litter with one little girl that aren't available until the beginning of October. So here is Bonnie who will be joining our household.



She's ours. No ifs, ands, or buts.
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I posted the WRONG puppy!!!!
Ronette sent the wrong picture. The one I posted is a boy.
I will update when I get the right picture.
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We're all connected like the scarf, one piece of yarn.
If you cut it up into little pieces, it's useless. You can't make anything out of it.
We're all responsible - everything that we touch, everything that touches us.


Connections exist long before we're aware of them.
They've always existed.
They always will.


from Joan of Arcadia Season 2
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I love the rain here in Seattle. I hated the rain in San Francisco. Which was really strange because I LOVE rain. But the rain there is different.
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OK, I really shouldn't be up this late shopping online but let's face it I don't feel like going into SF or driving out to Walnut Creek to go to Sephora. Besides you always get samples when you order online. I'm never lucky enough to get samples when I'm in the store. And if I do manage to get a sample, they never give you the really good samples. I digress.

I heart Sephora because they have a gift registry!
Brides-to-be can throw caution to the wind and register at Sephora.
It's one less toaster you have to return and no more wondering "what was that thing" that Great-Aunt Gladys gifted to you.
You can register for Blissful smelly stuff and make the honeymoon last when you return home.
The groom won't be left out with the array of manly stuff either.
Mommies-to-be can register for baby stuff as well as happiness for herself.
Birthday and Christmas follies will exist no longer when the people who don't have a clue, can get one from your registry.
Oh the possibilities!
Ahhh, but I'd still love Sephora even without the gift registry. This just makes it a whole lot better.
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Late yesterday I ventured into the backyard to pick some lemons and check on how the figs were ripening. Thanks to my superworms I have beautiful figs.
Think tennis ball size. Yum!

Yay!

Sep. 27th, 2005 04:37 pm
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My nano has finally left Hong Kong and has made it across the lake to Alaska. Yippee!

The Bowl

Aug. 15th, 2005 06:06 pm
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I've been grocery shopping today. What makes this a chore is that I go to two different stores for groceries. The other thing that tends to make me not enjoy grocery shopping is that it seems like everytime I grocery shop, I keep paying more and more for the things I need.
I've started going to the Super Target for the few processed boxed/canned foods that we eat - things like cheese slices for the dog and Cheese Nips. I stopped the real live grocery store route because things at the grocery store cost 2x more than Target and it's the same distance away. And I haven't been buying fruits and vegetables at the grocery store because everything always smells old.
For all the stuff that I don't buy at Target, I go to the Bowl, Berkeley Bowl. It's the mom and pop grocery store around here and it used to be in an actual bowling alley, hence the name. I love the Bowl and I hate the Bowl at the same time. No matter what time of day you go, no matter what day you go parking is next to impossible. The headache of stalking people to their car and hoping you can find a spot in the actual parking lot and not on the street. However, beggars can't be choosers when it comes to parking, you take what you can get. Now, why don't I just shop at the Bowl. Because if I thought that the chain grocery store was expensive, the Bowl is right in line with prices on the processed stuff. But the vegetables and the fruit and the fresh eggs and the fresh meat and the fresh fresh fresh stuff that you can buy there. Fruits and veggies that smell like they just came out of the garden. Ooolala. Twenty bucks will cover pounds of veggies for the week. I would love to go daily just to pick what I wanted that day, yet there is still the parking issue. I should just ride my bike. That would be a whole lot easier.
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Finally got a plumber to come in a finish the plumbing stuff that I didn't (couldn't) do myself.

I've got a waterline to the fridge so now I have ice. I also won't get yelled at for forgetting to fill the ice trays. Woo Hoo!

I've got plumbing lines for my washer. I love my washer. It's a washer dryer combo which is soooooo cool. And it's so quiet. Wow!

And I've got gas going to the stove! I baked a cake in celebration of the stove being hooked up. I can cook on more than one burner! I can bake! I can I can I can, I'm so excited that cooking words fail me. It's been so long since I've had an actual stove and oven. I've been singing Kool and the Gang's "Celebrate" as I cook. This is sick that I can be this happy over something so minor.

The other celebration is the working dishwasher. I've got really clean glasses again!

We also solved the counter dilemma beside the stove. We've basically built our own counter over the furnace in the kitchen. And I forgot about finally getting the pictures we bought in Paris framed. Some went into the bathroom and the chocolate print went into the dining room. RTL had also bought two other prints for the kitchen both old advertisements which have been put on the wall.

RTL laid the floor for the entryway this weekend. Beautiful slate tiles that we picked up for a song. I love when you look for the perfect thing and can't find it, then the light shines down from heaven onto THE perfect thing and it's on sale.

We've been busy this past weeks so I'm sure that I've overlooked lots of things we've accomplished, but most importantly I have a working stove!!!!!!!!
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Random searching on the internet this morning discovered
the official Nikki Meets the Hibachi website.

It's not new cds, but it's a step closer knowing that I can seek them out at gigs in NC.
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I think I could cry.
Jump is "winding down" to quote the latest news worthy information on their website.
Settling down to no more spring and fall tours. This fall will be the "out with a bang unless we decide to tour again" tour. Not final, but not a promise of more to come either.

Then again, I think I knew this was coming. The last couple of albums have had less exhilaration than Magazine, Vertigo, or the early years. I think I was waiting for the fall out from artistic differences. However, Matt's note sounds more like they aren't having as much fun anymore, so stopping before they start hating their job is necessary.

With that said, it doesn't make it any better. I'm still sad.

If you want to read Matt's note, you can here.

Fresh figs

Jun. 24th, 2005 01:02 pm
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I just picked the first ripe fig off of the tree.
Dang are they good!
Glad I get to enjoy every single one this year.
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I decided to go to bed early last night, given that I stayed up until 2 the night before and still got up at frickin' 7 o'clock in the morning. So I'm trying to fall asleep, The tv is on so 1)RTL can find her way to bed and 2)RTL is going to turn it on anyway. I picked a channel that I want to listen to in bed.

I was almost in dreamland when I hear faint strains of music that I recognize. My first thought is that I forgot to turn off iTunes, so I'm listening really hard to figure out if it's the computer or the tv. Then I hear "here we are, face to face, a couple of"

SILVER SPOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I scared the bejeebers out of RTL because I jumped out of bed squealing in delight.

Sick.
I know.

How happy am I? Words cannot describe nor contain my excitement. Nick at Night is running SILVER SPOONS. The only thing that would make this better would be to own all the seasons on dvd. I LOVED Ricky Schroeder! I even considered him as a possible first husband. Of course he was in competition with Brian T. in 5th grade. I loved that show even with its intense cheesiness factor.

I'll be moving my SILVER SPOONS wishlist to a season pass and recording every episode I can get my grubby little hands on.
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The third day of rain in June. It's not suppose to be raining! And the weather forecasters don't know when this will stop.
I like rain, but I've had my fill of rain until November.

Rain here isn't like it is in N.C.
It rains here from November to March/April -and maybe, not very likely, but just maybe it will rain a few times during the rest of the year.
And when it rains, it's cold, gray, and rains on end until you think you can't stand it anymore. Then you get a brief reprieve and the cycle starts all over. Enough to make you tired of rain, but not enough to make you want to leave.

Rain in N.C. (insert longing sigh and smile here) I love thunderstorms in the summer and the winter and the spring and the fall and at the beach and at the mountains and you probably get the picture by now. I miss the lightning and the thunder here. Sometimes you can get a brief glimpse of lightning over the Pacific, but the occcasion is rare. (It also causes mad horrific traffic backups on the bridges.)

So it's rainy here and it sucks.

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