Friday, October 31, 2008
On another note, last night Jeff and I went to gun class. YEEE-HAW!! Jeff wants to be prepared in case of a disaster so he wanted us both to take a class before we made any further decisions. I wasn't exactly on board because I'm not really in to guns, but if it was going to be in our house, I wanted to know how to use it. It was fairly interesting and our instructor was exactly as I thought he would be but he was very nice to me and considerate of the fact that I had no experience with a gun. We actually got to go to the range and shoot 5 different guns and I did pretty well. My first few shots were kinda wayward but by the end I was shooting pretty much in the target area. I had no idea how heavy they were and how hard it is to actually use the thing. My arm was killing me by the end. I would not make a good criminal because I would be too lazy to have to hold it up. Suck it criminals!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Carry on about your day.
UPDATE-Those goddamn ass wipes. Jeff just called from home, where he went to get the form for me to march up to the INS office in two hours with and the name is not misspelled. IT'S TOTALLY THE WRONG EFFING NAME. What the bloody hell? They had to have transposed the name from someone else's paperwork. This is SUPER. I have a 2:30 appt so I'll update what they can do. I hope they can just say "oh no problem nice lady, let me fix that for you" and then I'll be on my way but clearly we are dealing with geniuses here so who knows.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Our plan is to upload video from Korea so we can share our freaking out with all you fine folks.
Editor's Note: I know it looks like Zoey is licking her lady parts, which wouldn't be totally unusual, but I assure you that here, she is chewing on her leg. She tends to chew and bark at her own leg and/or tail. She is not right.
Friday, October 24, 2008
UPDATE: Apparently I have MAD photoshop skills because no one noticed that this is the SAME picture with teeth added in. You people need to pay some damn attention.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Seriously. These things are effing weirding me out. I need to stop reading them but I can't. I have a sickness.
You have got a plan and you clearly mean to stick with it. Is that good or bad? It is what you choose to make of it. You must intend to make it into something worthwhile, so what is there to worry about? Do you fear that intention is not enough - that you must follow through with clear, determined action? Well, what's the problem there? Why can't you do just that? Lacking a resource? Missing a crucial connection? Just start looking. Show willing. Let the universe know you are happy to be helped and it will send help your way.
Eerie. Really eerie, horoscope. Bee-zar. HEY UNIVERSE, GIMME SOME MONEY FOR MY CAKE BUSINESS, YO. Today might suck. It's crappy weather, I had nightmares so I'm super sleepy and I forgot to put on deodorant so if you see me on the street, you might want to keep your distance. But the best part is that tomorrow is Friday. HOORAY! It can't come soon enough.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Whether it's crazy or whether it's wise, you have to pursue your vision. Just try stopping yourself. On second thoughts, don't try. You won't succeed and you will simply create tension that you can do without. It is quite possible that in time, you may look back on this day and ask, 'Why did that all matter to me so much?' It is equally possible that you may always understand (and be glad of) the priorities you followed. Either way, something has to shift. Regardless of the outcome of the process, you'll be glad you set it in motion.
Oh horoscope, you know me so well. Seriously. Do you monitor me or something because if so that's creepy. Basically, The Great Cake Disaster of 2008 (AKA, The Decapitation of Hello Kitty) has scarred me and I wasn't sure if I was going to bag the cake thing or not. I know that sounds extreme but to be successful, I feel like I need a niche or something that sets me apart and the fact that this cake started out being so awesome and 3D and ended so badly plopped on the table, coupled with the fact that I was also informed that there is another cake place with a similar name as the one I had chosen, which is weird because the name really isn't "cakey" to begin with, it's just effed me up. I'm sure it's much to do with my own neurosis but whatever, it is what it is. It's only a big deal to me. Anyhoo, whatever this shift that Senor Horoscope speaks of better be good or I'm gonna be pissed. FOR REAL.
On a lighter note, I've been perusing the internets for things for my kid and I found two things. First, a child sized urinal. How awesome is that? I have no idea how awesome that is because I pee sitting down, but I would imagine it's pretty cool for a little boy. Second, I found a bunch of books about farts, which is a common occurrence in my home. Here are a few of my faves:
I think they are absolutely hilarious and I'm going to get my hands on them ALL. You know why, because farting is FUNNY and we all cut the cheese so why not celebrate it! I'm also getting "Everyone Poops" because pooping is also funny and we like funny in our house.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Our weekend was busy, as usual. I had a cake disaster on Saturday and Sunday we had a family dinner that kind of took up the whole day, so we didn't make much progress at home. Kimchi still has no bedroom but this weekend IT IS ON and I'm determined to have a freaking nursery set up my the time I go to bed on Sunday. Anyone interested in a twin mattress and box springs?? Free to good home?? Anyone?? You see, that's part of the problem. I have these beds that I've hauled around with me everywhere I've lived and it's time for them to go bye-bye so I can move in the stuff that I actually need. Whatever. We're down to 6 weeks before we need to be ready, which isn't that long and three of those weekends are already taken up with showers and Thanksgiving so it's hella crunch time. Why can't these things just happen in the night by MAGIC ELVES or some damn thing? WHY?
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Don't give up. Don't succumb to doom, gloom, doubt, despair or any of the other miserable moods that are now so fashionable, thanks to the Credit Crunch and the great shock it has delivered to optimists, everywhere. The happy folk will be back before you know it. Twice as bright and breezy because they will be saying, 'Hey, look, we survived that, so we can survive anything, can't we?' They will be right. If you reach now, for the brightest view in a dark situation, you will be right too.
Oh sure horoscope, easy for you to say. DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY, right? Well, fine then. I'll be happy. You win.
Two things, first the debate. I'm kind of done with this shit so all I'm gonna say is that if you're STILL undecided, what the hell is your problem? This has been going on for 2 years and you've had plenty of time to make a decision so do it or don't. My take on the debate, which I only watched a portion of, was that Obama kept his cool and defended himself well and McCain looked like an angry old man who apparently has absolutely no moral conflict in lying directly to the American people. Not to say they both haven't lied because they have, but when I heard McCain first play the sympathy card with his comparison to George Wallace and then to say that he refuted EVERY negative attack on Obama from his supporters, even though there is a myriad of VIDEO proof that shows both he and Palin smiling along as their supporters shouted things like "TERRORIST" and "KILL HIM" in response to Obama's name being uttered. Sigh. That's when I couldn't watch anymore. I'm just done with the lying and done with the Ayres talk (I don't give a crap and neither should you since McCain has palled around with far more nefarious creatures than Ayres. He's friends with Karl Rove for pete's sake!) and I'm certainly done with Palin and her shenanigans.
On a far more fun and flirty note, the Project Runway finale was last night and SPOILER ALERT....................................................Seriously, I'm going to say who won...................................................If you don't wanna know, stop reading now...............
Leann won! I was actually pulling for Korto, but I really could have gone either way. Both of them showed gorgeous collections they should be proud of. Kenley on the other hand, while not overly annoying this episode, showed some pretty ugly stuff. No offense girl, but that was not cute. The painting was so 80s and the silhouettes were ridiculous, save for the wedding dress and a pink and black tulle number. She has an aesthetic and her craftsmanship is spot on but her taste is very questionable. No it's not just questionable, it's bad. Anyway, good on Leann, although I would never be able to wear her clothes nor could I probably afford them but they were beautiful.
That's all I got. I'm making Hello Kitty cake this week so check the other blog this weekend for pictures.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Your outlook is genuinely hopeful, helpful and heart-warming. Here on Planet Earth, a lot of people are very concerned at the moment, about a lot of issues that seem to make no sense. Enormous sums of money appear to have vanished. Seemingly rock solid institutions keep dissolving like sugar in hot cappuccino. You're caught up in this - to some extent, at least - yet you also stand apart from it. There's nothing to fear, everything to play for and, most crucially, plenty to contribute. There's something now, that only you can do.
Well, isn't this jolly. I love super optimistic horoscopes, even when they aren't really true. See, I am genuinely hopeful! IT IS TRUE. I wonder what it is only I can do. I'm sure they mean me and not the other millions of Piceans out there. Totally.
Well, another week closer in the Great Baby Countdown of 2008. Not only me, but I have two close friends that are also about to welcome wee babies so it's baby fever, man. Our neighbor asked the other day if we were nesting and I was like what the hell is that, we're just putting the room together and making the house Kimchi-friendly and he's like "yeah, you're nesting." So I guess we're nesting. Maybe that's more of a "baby-in-your-belly" thing. Speaking of which, we went to BabiesRUs to register for stuff that we have no idea what to do with, and we bought some things for some people in our family that say "grandpa's little champ" or some shit and the lady at the register was like "is this how you're telling people?!" in this ridiculously cheerful tone and I was like "um, NO" and quickly paid and got the hell out. Being a non-pregnant mother-to-be is weird, especially when you go these places because I feel like if I happen to eat a burrito or something and have a food bulge in the belly area, they're thinking I'm pregnant. Next time I'm not wearing sweatpants. And I'm not eating a burrito before I go. And I might do some sit-ups. Maybe I'd be better off just eating the damn burrito and not caring what the lady at BabiesRUs thinks of my flab. That's a much better plan.
It's hard to tell but this thing is TINY. Like, it's as big as an iPod. It's freaking me out with its smallness. Maybe I'll take a video of something and post it. Maybe.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Leann - I was on the fence with her for a long time but I've finally warmed up after the last few challenges she won. Her dresses have been steadily getting more beautiful and she has shown more confidence in her designs. Even last week's during last week's disastrous "nature inspired" challenge, when the other designers showed pure pieces of crap, her lavender gown was beautiful and flowy. Well, from the front. The back was not good but it was still way better than the other stuff. Her wedding gown and bridesmaid dress combo from last night was gorgeous. I was skeptical when I first saw all those weird wavy layers but seeing it go down the runway was spectacular. It was exactly as Michael Kors said, chic, modern, architectural and still Leann. Well done. I'm excited to see her show at Bryant Park.
Korto - I've loved Korto's stuff all season. It's beautiful without being foofy and the structure and quality of her work is amazing. I also love her as a person because she just seems really cool. From what we saw during Tim's visit, I'm pretty sure I'll like her collection. It looks modern and earthy, which is a hard combo to pull off. Her wedding dress however, was a disaster. I know she slaved over it and it looked like it took a lot of work but it was butt ugly. The color was not good and the whole shape was bad and it was just too much of everything. The bridesmaid dress isn't even worth mentioning because it made me fall asleep. I hope she does well at Bryant Park.
Kenley - Oh, Kenley. Kenley, Kenley , Kenley. Why are you so nasty? Seriously. I'm shocked you are still in this. The last few challenges showed us nothing good from Kenley, especially her hideous scale dress. I get that she's this modern pin-up girl and there's definitely a market for that type of look but that's ALL we see from her. At least when Terri showed us pant after pant, she did them well, but Kenley seems to have no taste where pattern is concerned. Maybe I would cut her more slack i she wasn't such a raging be-yotch, but MAN, she is just not nice. I know it's about talent and not personality but I am just really tired of jerks and I don't think that people should be rewarded for being argumentative and snotty and bratty. She can take zero criticism and I understand he need to defend your designs, but you also have to be open to the notion that your design can be improved upon and that not everything you produce is AWESOME. All that being said, I thought her wedding dress was SPECTACULAR. It was feathers and tulle and ridiculous but it was showstopping and I would totally wear the shit out of it if I lived on a different planet. Her bridesmaids dress wasn't so great. I know Michael Kors loved it but I thought it didn't really relate that well to the wedding dress and it was way too short. I'm pissed she made it to Bryant Park but I got to give her props for that dress. Even if she stole it from Alexander McQueen but whatevs.
Jerell - Oh baby, I'll miss you and your overly bedazzled outfits and jaunty hats. Jerrell has been weird for me because he's hilarious but I just couldn't get into his designs. They just all seemed heavy and ornate and overdone. I wished he was going instead of Kenley but her wedding dress was far superior to his so I suppose it was fair. Well, sort of fair.
As far as an overall winner, I'm pulling for either Leann or Korto. I'm thinking that since they barely showed any of Kenley's collection last night, she might just win. I hate that the lesson is no matter how much of a jerk you are to other people, you can still win. Why is this world like that? for those who care, I'll have a finale wrap up next week.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Well, what fresh hell is this?! Keep on keepin on but hold on, you might drown in waves of difficulty? This doesn't sound very awesome. This sounds like a bad greeting card. Oh well. What can I do? I'm powerless to the great gods of horoscopia. Anyways, this was a very busy weekend for us at Kimchi Central. I spent Friday night and all day Saturday working on a shower cake and Jeff spent Saturday at actual work. Suck. My super awesome friend Sara came by on Saturday to a) talk me down during a rather stressful cake "situation" and b) help me try to get my sorry ass organized since my house looked like one of those houses on Oprah when they do a clutter intervention. The problem is that we bought all this stuff from Ikea that needed to be assembled, so there were boxes everywhere, I have a bed and an old dresser in the middle of Kimchi's room so I can't put anything in there until we get his bed situated, which couldn't happen until we got our bedroom situated which wasn't going to happen until I cleaned out all my drawers to prepare. Whew. Yesterday I finally got a handle on things and got our bedroom all set up, which is awesome because I'm living all Eurotrash with wardrobes instead of closets, so now we can move on to painting our old furniture to go in Kimchi's room and then we can get him all set up, which will then free us to finish all the other crap. It's a process, people. Sara is a champ and I can't thank her enough for all her help. You're a super pal, SJPeePee.
Speaking of kimchi, we decided to finally find an authentic Korean restaurant to go to this weekend. We decided on the one voted best in the city and let me tell you, it was true. It's called Hangook Kwon and it was absolutely delicious. I was nervous with all my food issues but I decided to be brave and just go with it. We knew we were in the right place because we were the only people who were NOT Korean. No one was speaking English. That means the food is good, right. Our waitress was very sweet and helped us navigate the menu and we ended up with a beef and rice roll as an appetizer, which we had no clue as to what it was and it turned out to be a sushi-type of roll and it was SO good. For dinner, I got beef bol go gi and Jeff got pork tenderloin with kimchi and some other stuff I couldn't identify. I'm not going to say there wasn't a fish head stew and a pig intestine stew on the menu because there was but whatever. No matter what you order, as is tradition, you get 6 little bowls of side dishes, one of which is kimchi. I was kind of afraid because I had heard stories but honestly, it was delicious. Everything was super spicy and garlicky and kind of sweet and just YUM. We are totally going back and I can't wait to take little Kimchi with us. There was a little girl, probably about 1 or 2, at the table next to us and she was SO CUTE I wanted to just eat her (not literally) and the best part was that she was using chopsticks! I am totally teaching Kimchi to use them. Jeff had to ask for a fork. The waitress was amused.
That's it. It's Monday, I'm tired and I can't wait for Friday.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Which brings me back to Palin. I know that most people, well most dems anyway, thought she would fall on her face or run off the stage, neither of which happened so I absolutely give her that. She maintained composure, even when it was clear that she didn't know the answer to the question. My biggest issue was that she began by basically saying she wasn't going to answer the moderator's questions the way they wanted them answered, which I thought was disrespectful. Clearly she had been extensively coached to answer key questions a certain way and when those questions weren't asked, she dodged the question at hand to answer what she had been taught. In fact, it became clear to me that she really wasn't paying much attention to the questions at all as she answered the question "What is your Achilles heel?" with a long, rambling statement about what her "strengths" were. That was really annoying. She also talked in circles, as she is prone to do, and really only definitively answered maybe two questions, one of which was about gay marriage. She clearly thinks being gay is a choice and to have that attitude in 2008 is ridiculous, but that's my own opinion. The other thing that bothered me tremendously was when she would take on her "folksy" way. She uses her "aw shucks" attitude when she's caught without an answer and it pisses me off to no end. You know what Sarah Palin? I'm NOT Joe Sixpack and I'm NOT some folksy retard that needs to be talked down to. This whole "hockey-mom with the Fargo accent and the smarmy attitude" thing may work in Alaska, but if you're trying to appeal to the intelligent women of the entire country, yes the entire country, not just the small town people you seem to think are the only important ones, how about learning your shit and giving answers that don't require an eye roll or a catchphrase? And do not, I repeat, DO NOT, claim that you work for women's rights. That statement caused me to stand up and yell "fuck you" to the TV repeatedly. This took a lot of energy so I expect an apology. I could go on, but I will conclude by saying that she gave her supporters exactly what they wanted to hear and she didn't freak out and vomit on the podium so well done. The bar was set low for you and you met it. Good job.
There you have it. Biden didn't eat his foot and Palin didn't vomit on the podium. Done and done. I don't think anything has changed so let's go back to the actual candidates we are voting for. Next I would like John McCain to explain to me how his health care policy isn't going to totally screw us.
Have a great weekend.