Monday, September 17, 2007

In Preparation for Talk Like a Pirate Day

You are The Cap'n!

Some men and women are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any scalawag who stands between them and unlimited power. You never met a man - or woman - you couldn't eviscerate. You are the definitive Man of Action, the CEO of the Seven Seas, Lee Iacocca in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. You’re mission-oriented, and if anyone gets in the way, that’s his problem, now isn’t? Your buckle was swashed long ago and you have never been so sure of anything as your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off his head if he shows any sign of taking you on or backing down. If one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.

What's Yer Inner Pirate?

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tale of the Gingerbread house

Someone asks the question - what happens to a Gingerbread house after the season?

Exclusive Report

(funny funny funny)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yes, It's Official

Marriages, Commitment Ceremonies, Baptisms, house blessings, Handfastings, Funerals - I can legally do it all. Although the "wedding" one is the only really legal event. I have information being sent to me by the County Clerk and everything.

Just call me Rev. Connie.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Happy 34th Birthday ... again...

What an amazing weekend. I felt very, very loved by my closest friends. Thank you to all who helped me celebrate!

Friday night, a group of us gathered at Go Sushi, my favorite sushi restaurant, for an evening of Happy Sushi! It was great to introduce some of my work buddies to my life friends - and everyone enjoyed each other's company. The owner even gave me free sushi for my birthday. What could possible beat that? We were at dinner for close to 3 hours and really had a blast.
Bad phrases overheard at the table?
"Shut up and put it in your mouth!"
"Pink Taco!"
"If I can put it in my mouth, you can put it in yours."
It was awesome.

Saturday night, a few close friends gathered for cocktails and, eventually, drunken karoke. We invented a new drink, called "The Connie" (Mango Rum mixed with Mountain Dew Live Wire), and enjoyed them in mass quantities... in order to be brave enough to sing karaoke!

The neighbors chillin'

Shane with his Karaoke Headset of Death!

Sunday was family day with a big dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory, complete with a beautiful two tiered cake with fresh roses, pasta, laughs, and wonderful, wonderful people. I gathered my family and Lindi's family together and invited a few very close friends to round out our table of 20 - it was amazing.

Christopher and Teinamarrie

My favorite - Browned butter and mizithra cheese...

My beautiful "Twinkie" flavored birthday cake! The roses were amazingly beautiful! The cake was so huge, we served half of the bottom layer, and sent the other half either home with people or to the back room for the servers, who dived into it with reckless abandon. There were about 12 people standing around it with forks trying to get in!

Lindi's brother Bill presents the cake to my mother for inspection. I was so happy my mother was able to come - in her little Jazzy wheelchair! My sister is in the turquoise, my dad is standing behind Bill.

And then, I walk into work to find this:

Yes, they decorated with confetti, crepe paper, a 12 pack of Diet Coke and 10 balloon kitty cats. I kept my little colony of balloon animals - Now they are on my desk, all facing me, watching me work!

Blessed Blessed Blessed! Thank you for all your wonderful well wishes and a fun weekend. I love you!

On the home front, Sarah's knee surgery went very well. The surgeon said her knee looked really good and this surgery should last her a long time, thank goodness.