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- New blog post up at Frozen Sharon

- Went to Photoshop seminar today. Was good, but didn't learn as much new stuff as at the CS4 for Photographers one.

- Babysat the Monkeys tonight for [livejournal.com profile] genevra. They are still adorable & brilliant.

- Was informed by Girl Monkey that I don't make Mac & Cheese good like mommy. Boy Monkey had no problems and ate it.

- Did the MISFITS' Scavenger Hunt last Saturday. Had fun, didn't come in last.

- Minneapolis was lucky enough to have a visit from [livejournal.com profile] kniblet & [livejournal.com profile] dibsy last weekend. It was lots of fun, and we ate lots of good food. We miss them already.

- Next weekend I shall be doing the MN0PQ (MN0PQ is an outdoor puzzle-solving race. The solution to each puzzle will point to the next puzzle's location. The team that finishes the fastest (and takes the fewest hints) wins, but everyone will have fun. Teams should have four players and will want to bring pencils, paper, clipboards, scissors, tape and BRAINS!)

- And next Monday is Jonathan Coulton and Paul & Storm at the Guthrie!!! Yay! [livejournal.com profile] hellbob & I will be doing merch.
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I have been such crap about updating lately. Sorry. :(


Ok, my life lately...

School. Lots of school. This semester started on January 12th, and I have class 3 days a week. My FINAL THREE CLASSES!!! are Career Planning & Professional Practices, Portfolio Prep/Exhibit, and Graphic Design Problems 2. So this semester will consist of mostly getting my portfolio ready for the portfolio show that we will be putting on in May, and doing my part in putting the portfolio show together. Only 3 months. Eeep! And we are the largest graduating class the program has ever had.

What else have I been up to? Well, in the middle of January, Minneapolis was blessed with a visit from our Future Dark Overlord, Scott Sigler. He's a podcaster who got a book deal after releasing his novels as free podcasts, and hit the NYT bestseller list with his newest release, Contagious. He is not, however, the Scott Sigler who writes about adult incontinence. At least he claims he's not...
[livejournal.com profile] johnboze picked up [livejournal.com profile] hellbob and I for the book reading, and afterwards we walked a couple blocks to Old Chicago for beer with Scott. A good time was had by all. :)


On Friday the 23rd we had our holiday party for work. Free dinner at Lord Fletcher's. Yummy!!! And, as always, my co-workers were fun to hang out with!

Saturday of that weekend was the annual holiday party/white elephant gift exchange with the geek friends. Too much yummy food!

[livejournal.com profile] hellbob and I took off from there to go to see some bands at O'Gara's Garage. [livejournal.com profile] ninja_tech & [livejournal.com profile] floppycorpse met us there. (Yeah, you all were wondering about the subject of the post, weren't you? Sorry. I just couldn't resist!). We had all missed the 1st & 2nd bands, and got there just as Mass Drastic *MySpace Link. Music will play* was setting up. They played a great set, and I still want them to put out a CD! After their set we listened to a little bit of the next band, but we were all just too tired to feel up to staying. What can I say? We're old! We did chat a little bit with MD's drummer Jim and his family. Hi Jim! Hi Jim's mom!

This last Wednesday I got to MonkeySit [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m & [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b for a while because [livejournal.com profile] genevra had a meeting at her house. I took them to McDonalds so they could run wild in the playland after eating. I do still have the CUTEST niece & nephew in the ENTIRE WORLD! Even if [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b did tell me she doesn't like my scarf. :)

This weekend was mostly lazy. We went to lunch at Jun-Bo for Dim Sum with LJless Jeanine & LJless Curt today, and then to see The Wrestler. Good movie. I really need to get out there to see some more of the Oscar nominated stuff though.

So that's what I've been up to lately. Also, I ♥ my iPhone! And since I've got the iPhone I'm on Twitter a lot more now. So if you are on Twitter too go ahead and follow me. If you can't figure out my username there you really haven't been paying attention, have you?
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[livejournal.com profile] genevra had a Christmas party to go to tonight, and [livejournal.com profile] akdar is off playing with the boys in [livejournal.com profile] mhuot's basement, so I'm watching the monkeys. Both yesterday and today when they were told that I was babysitting [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m said, "No! She's monkey-sitting!"
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So, did y'all miss me?
You did notice that I was gone all weekend, right? RIGHT?!?!?

Well, this last weekend was the annual "kids weekend" at my parents' cabin.

And by cabin I mean 3 bedroom, 2-story plus finished basement lake home. With no air-conditioning. Boy was that nice the year it was 150º with 300% humidity...

So, pretty good sized for a "cabin" but crowded anyway. The roll call:
HellMom (aka Kathy)
HellDad (aka Jim)
[livejournal.com profile] hellbob
[livejournal.com profile] hellziggy
[livejournal.com profile] genevra
[livejournal.com profile] akdar
[livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m
[livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b
Redneck Gun Toting Brother (aka Paul)
Redneck Gun Toting Brother's Wife (aka Jen)
Redneck Gun Toting Brother's Kid (aka X)
Redneck Cousin (aka John)
Redneck Cousin's Wife (aka Janet)
Redneck Cousin's Kid (aka S)
Redneck Cousin's Kid's Cousin (aka E)
Friend of Family [livejournal.com profile] levertwok (aka Mark)

Yes, you counted right. 16 people in a contained space for 2.5 days. But hey, no one killed anyone else. Yay.

The weather was absolutely perfect. We could not have asked for better weather. The kids were able to spend all day Saturday in their swimsuits and play in the lake a lot. It was sunny. There was a slight breeze. Definitely lovely weather.

I got a good solid tripod from rental at work on Friday so I was all set to stalk loons w/my über-lens. Took the camera on the boat twice on Saturday and got a few good loon pics. Wily little bugger was feeling very camera shy the first time. Second time there were two of them and they were staying up and not diving. Unfortunately that was just about at sunset so I was losing light fast. Still, got some good ones.

My little Monkeys are still the cutest kids ever. X is a cute kid too, but I don't see him enough for him to adore me as much as [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m & [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b do. All the kids were having a fabulous time catching frogs and playing in the lake. [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m was hooked on looking through his grandpas "bignoculars." I think he called them that because when you looked through them it made things look big. :)

[livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b decided to build a house for the "dipmunk" that lived in the woodpile. HellDad had a spot where he put seed out for the chipmunks, and that is where B decided to make it a house. She took a bunch of loose stones and put them in a circle around the seed making sure to leave a gap for the door. She was so proud of the house that we didn't have the heart to tell her that the dipmunk probably wouldn't even use the door, he'd just go over the rocks.

As were were just starting to haul stuff to the car I heard a woodpecker knocking so I looked up. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker! Sweet! I'd never seen one in the wild before, just one at banding. Of course this meant I had to grab my camera with BIG lens and tripod to try for photos. I got some OK ones.

I also got everyone else's memory cards dumped onto my computer so I can compile photo discs for everyone.

But for now I am tired. I also have 2.5 days of the internets to catch up on. 'Night!
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A Eastern Kingbird:


Ever wonder what an 11 year old kicking ass on Guitar Hero on expert level looks like?
Looks like this:


More Monkey pictures!!!







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This just in! They have discovered a new specie of monkey!
[livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m & [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b are actually a sub-species of the great & terrible Snot Monkey!!
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Problems with ddddddddddddddddddd
My d key isn't working very well - i have to sometimes hit it several times for it to work - so if a word looks funny in this post and would make more sense if it had a 'd' somewhere in it, it probably should.

OK. Important stuff first: My Happy Happy Joy Joy post from just over a week ago.

[livejournal.com profile] genevra is pregnant! There's gonna be another Monkey in February!!! Yay! Me & [livejournal.com profile] hellbob get to be Auntie & Uncle again! The doctor told her that it is just one this time, but that's what they told her at the first ultrasound last time too!


Not so good stuff: My layoff happened on schedule last friday. Because this first week unemployed is a holiday week followed by CONvergence weekend, I'm not really hitting the job hunt hardcore until next week. Thank you to you all who expressed best wishes/condolences/etc. on my "I'm unemployed" post. I really just wasn't feeling up to replying last Friday.

My what the hell I've been up to lately bullet points:
Friday
*Drank yummy beer and chocolate martinis friday afternoon (started at 2 pm!)
*Had dinner at El Loro with [livejournal.com profile] hellbob, [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm, [livejournal.com profile] michaellee & [livejournal.com profile] frozendragon.
-----*[livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm had been an El Loro virgin before that!
-----*[livejournal.com profile] frozendragon - If you remembered to bring my book I forgot to get it from you! Either this weekend maybe, or when I get the roaster pan back from you?

Saturday
*Went down to Hidden Valley Campground w/[livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm on Saturday to camp with Tiki Neighbors & Friends™
-----*Had to buy a tent before going to camp. Now that we own a tent I intend to convince [livejournal.com profile] hellbob that we should camp more!

Sunday
*Came home from camping and showered! Yes, this deserves its own bullet point!
*Went to Ratatouille w/[livejournal.com profile] hellbob. We liked it.

Monday
*Did the online application for The Creative Group and got my resume and stuff together for my meeting there on Tuesday.
*Clan Foley came over for dinner, and after dinner I almost kicked butt at Star Wars Monopoly, but [livejournal.com profile] hellbob pulled out the win in the end.

Tuesday
*Went downtown to The Creative Group.
*Fucking Rocked the Photoshop proficiency test! I got 92%. The average of everyone who's taken it was only about 77%.
*I also did good on the In Design test. I got 80-something% and the average score for that was 60-something%. Also, more important, the chick I met with knew that I was all self-taught on In Design which makes 80+% extra impressive.
*Went to the Police concert at the X with [livejournal.com profile] hellbob,[livejournal.com profile] kaldeth, [livejournal.com profile] kalfoley, [livejournal.com profile] romeoa, and Jeanine-of-no-LJ. [livejournal.com profile] levertwok also managed to score a same-day ticket.
-----*It makes [livejournal.com profile] hellbob gloat a little to hear it, but I like the Police more now than I did before seeing them in concert.
-----*This does not in any way, however, change my complete love of Uncle Kracker's music!!!

Wednesday, aka The 4th of July, aka Independence Day
*Besides being the birthday of our country, July 4th is also [livejournal.com profile] hellbobDad's birthday.
*We went to Hellbob's step-sister's house to celebrate the momentous occasion of my father-in-law's birth.
-----*All his gifts were either gin, or golf related.
*[livejournal.com profile] hellbob unfortunately had some kind of minor stomach ookiness going on so he stayed home that evening while I...
*Went to [livejournal.com profile] mhuot & [livejournal.com profile] dragonsden's annual 4th of July Fireworks party with [livejournal.com profile] akdar, [livejournal.com profile] genevra, [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m, and [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b.
-----*There was much good food (meat on a stick!) and even more good company. I will forget people, cuz that's how I roll, but attendees included [livejournal.com profile] shrique, [livejournal.com profile] tripstumblefoot, and their lovely N, [livejournal.com profile] kalmn, [livejournal.com profile] monstersocks, and Mr. Monstersocks (whose LJ handle escapes me at the moment), Erik, Linda, ummmmmm and a buncha other people!
*The loudness of the fireworks scared the Monkeys at first, but by the end they were enjoying the heck out of them.

Thursday, aka today
*I slept in.
*didn't do much during the day.
*Went to the MN Zoo's member preview of the revamped Minnesota Trail
-----*If you live in the Twin Cities, go see it! They've made a lot of really nice changes. It certainly had needed this facelift after the almost 30 years since the zoo opened.

Friday. Yes, Friday hasn't happened yet, so I can't tell you what I did. But I can tell you what I'm gonna do!
*CONvergence starts tomorrow.
*That is where I will be all weekend.
*If you know me, say hi.
*If we haven't met yet, say hi. But also tell me who you are!
*If you want to contact me, my cell number is in a friends only post back in 1970.
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I went swimming today with [livejournal.com profile] genevra & the monkeys, two of their cousins and two of their grammas at the hotel [livejournal.com profile] akdar's dad works at. When [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b was taking a break from swimming she decided to take some pictures with Auntie's camera.

More gigglemonkey pictures under here )
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After I snowblowed the entire driveway this morning I hopped in the car to go to [livejournal.com profile] genevra's house.
We were taking the monkeys sledding!
I didn't have my camera on me while we were sledding, but I did get a couple pictures right after.

Here are my photos of a sighting of the rare Bohemian Snow Monkey, specifically the gigglemonkey sub-species and the technomonkey sub-species:



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Hey [livejournal.com profile] chebutykin, there is someone who likes the El Loro white crack dip more than you:



Miss [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b decided her straw was for dip rather than milk.

And we have [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m pictures also. [livejournal.com profile] dibsy dubbed these two photos the "Kidnapped Child series".





[livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m has been rebelling against his Monkey nature. If you call him a Monkey or ask him if he's a Monkey he says "I not a Monkey. I a BOY!"

And there were pictures of [livejournal.com profile] dibsy & [livejournal.com profile] kniblet taken at dinner but they had to be erased because of their weird photo evading skills.
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I didn't go to work on Friday! Instead I slept in and then at about 11:00ish [livejournal.com profile] kniblet & [livejournal.com profile] dibsy called to let me know that they were on their way to my house from their hotel.
I introduced them to the little fuzzy ones and then gave them a tour of our house. Apparently our house was built using Time Lord technology because it was much larger than it looked from the outside. We didn't have any specific plans, so before heading out we watched the newest episode of Smallville. Man, that Oliver Queen is a pretty pretty boy!
After the show we headed out for food. Big Bowl at Ridgedale. Yum! And we did some shopping (although somehow I am the only one who bought anything...)
After shopping, we had a brief visit to the MonkeyHouse to see [livejournal.com profile] genevra, [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m & [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b. [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b found Moose sticking out of my back and 'liberated' him. They also both decided my lap was the best place to sit to eat their snacks.
After that it was time to hop in the car to go meet [livejournal.com profile] freyjakj, [livejournal.com profile] oed_1 & [livejournal.com profile] hellbob at a coffee shop since [livejournal.com profile] freyjakj & [livejournal.com profile] oed_1 had not yet met them in real life yet.
There was much more fabulous chatting. Then freyjakj & oed_1 had to head home to their munchkin, [livejournal.com profile] boliviafang showed up, and we all left for dinner at Soba's. [livejournal.com profile] genevra, [livejournal.com profile] mle292 and [livejournal.com profile] vanaabegra showed up too and there was still more fabulous chatting.
Today [livejournal.com profile] hellbob & I slept in while the Nibleys went to look at art with mle & vanaabegra and we met for lunch after that. Very tasty dim sum at Jun Bo. The yummiest bit of food there was the squid! Now I'm relaxing on the couch at home waiting for the Nibleys to show up so that we can, you guessed it, go eat!
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[livejournal.com profile] genevra just called. When she was picking up around the house today, when she picked up a Mountain Dew can [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m pointed to it and said "Shawon juice". The boy loves his Auntie Sharon!
Oh, and last night when he already had his food and I was dishing mine up he came into the kitchen where I was. [livejournal.com profile] genevra told him to go eat his food and he reached for my plate and said "I want yours".
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So, I haven't really posted much in the last few days and I only just finally got caught up on reading too. Feel free to blame the Nibleys. I do. If they weren't so darn fun and cool I wouldn't have spent as much time out with them!

I think I will just do quick bullet point updates for now because my brain is tired.

*[livejournal.com profile] kniblet & [livejournal.com profile] dibsy drove to Mpls for the Jasper Fforde reading and book signing. When we found them in Barnes & Noble on Wednesday it was the first real life meeting 'tween us & them. (Us is me & [livejournal.com profile] genevra)

*They got immediate bonus points by bestowing Vosges chocolates & mix CDs upon us!

*My collection of cover songs in iTunes practically doubled! Hooray for [livejournal.com profile] dibsy's obsessive love of covers that matches mine!

*BTW Simon, you had one band mislabeled. The Gin & Juice cover is actually by the Gourds. The attribution to Phish is actually because back in the days of Napster it was incorrectly labelled. Wikipedia info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gourds

*Jasper Fforde is a very charming & funny man. Kind of a warped sense of humor too.

*Thursday evening [livejournal.com profile] hellbob and I got dinner with [livejournal.com profile] kniblet & [livejournal.com profile] dibsy. We decided to go with fast & cheap on the food and so got gyros at Santana's right near the U.

*Dinner was followed by the performance of Die, Clowns, Die! by Joe Scrimshaw at the Fringe Festival.

*It got a good review from the Nibleys, but we got a better one:
Another fantastic evening. It turns out that [livejournal.com profile] hellziggy and [livejournal.com profile] hellbob are an insane comedy duo in disguise. And Joseph Scrimshaw wasn't too bad, either.** Yes, the clowns do in fact die.
**Deliberate understatement for comic effect.


*People I Know who we saw at the show were: (in alphabetical order) [livejournal.com profile] cajones, [livejournal.com profile] chebutykin, [livejournal.com profile] dewey921, [livejournal.com profile] eldogo, [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain, & [livejournal.com profile] stark0228.

*The show ended with [livejournal.com profile] eldogo kissing the sad clown.

*Clowns died. This is good. There was no actual clown makeup. This is very good.

*Unlike the previous day when I didn't go home before meeting them, on Thursday I actually had Stuff to gift to the Nibleys. They received the first adult size Jayne Cobb hat that I've made, and a CD of all the cover song MP3's I had. Also after talking to them on Wednesday, a bottle of HellDad's homemade cranberry wine was added to the stash as well as an audio CD of all the covers that I had from the iTunes Music Store that couldn't be burned as MP3. Grrr. Stoopid DRM!

*[livejournal.com profile] dibsy & [livejournal.com profile] kniblet got to experience many Minnesota Goodbyes (tm) while here.

*OK. So we're at Friday now? Only Friday? What a long week I've had!

*Friday night was dinner at Sawatdee and our first meeting with the Cute-as-a-Button [livejournal.com profile] boliviafang.

*The food was excellent. The company was better! We have had such good luck with all the internets people we've met that I want to go hunt ALL of you down! Yes, I shall win the lottery and use my winnings to become an LJ stalker! OK. List of places I need to go: Alaska, Northern California, Texas, Kansas (I think...), Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire (or somewhere similarly East Coastish...), England, and Iceland. And I'm sure there are many more places that I am not thinking of now!

*There is a cheesecake place in Uptown, Muddy Something?, that has positively orgasmic cheesecake!

*Simon & Nicky claimed to be the most unphotogenic people in existence. I didn't believe this until I took a picture of them and as I looked at the digital LCD and back at them in real life I could not figure out at all how the picture on the screen could be of a totally different person and not the Simon sitting right there. I have never seen anything like that. It was a different freakin' person! Bizarre. There are those cultures that say that a photo will steal your soul. In the Nibley's case the camera actually photographs someone elses soul!

*Saturday morning we met [livejournal.com profile] kniblet, [livejournal.com profile] dibsy, [livejournal.com profile] genevra, [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b & [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m at the Walker Sculpture Garden.

*The Nibleys are in agreement that the Monkeys are cuter in person than the pictures, which is saying a lot since they are darn cute in pictures!

*The Sculpture Garden is a great place to take two-year-olds because there is a lot of room for them to run while still being vaguely contained in each of the little hedged off sections.

*[livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b insisted on carrying Moose for much of the time. It's OK. He likes her.

*There were birds by the pond with the Cherry fountain. I am still unsure as to what kind they are. Definitely Bitterns (a small egret/heron like bird) but I'm not 100% sure on what kind. I'm thinking American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) *edit* As I do more looking online I think I might have actually been right with my absolute first thought. When I saw the bird but wasn't close enough to see details I told Genevra that it looked like a Green Heron, but then when I got closer I saw that the colors were all wrong. Now I'm looking at pictures online of immature Green Herons and I'm about 90% sure that's what they were but when in doubt, email Birdchick! I got some very good pictures of them, both on the ground and in flight.

*I fell in love with Woodrow. He is a horse made of cast bronze. But, until you actually touch him, you would be convinced that he is made of wood. You can stand a foot away from him and swear that he is made of wood. Absolutely fucking brilliant!

*Then the Nibleys had to leave. *sob* Have I mentioned yet how much we absolutely adored them? Although we're not sure it is safe to have Simon & Rick in such close proximity for a length of time. Poor Nicky was trapped between them for a comic book geek session. Now we shall have to plan an expedition to Chicago at some point.

*After the Walker, [livejournal.com profile] hellbob & I came home and took naps to prepare for our evenings of debauchery.

*The so-cute-together Nissa & Darek are getting married next month and so both the bachelor and the bachelorette parties were last night. For us girls the night consisted of dinner, drinks at a bar, and a slumber party at Nissa's house.

*[livejournal.com profile] camel0t & the girls did a FABULOUS job planning everything. Dinner at Bellanotte was delicious! Danny, our waiter, was charming and did a great job. Drinks were down the street at the Imperial Room. I drank chocolate martinis. Yum!

*After we all got settled in with our pj's on, it was chick flick time! We started with Top Gun. Someone suggested doing a drinking game as we watched.

*Do you have any fucking idea how many times they say "Maverick" "Goose" and "MIG" in that movie? Yeah, neither did we! Thank the gods we decided not to also add "bogey" or "Iceman" or to have it count if they just said "Mav"

*Needless to say we never got a second movie watched.

*[livejournal.com profile] camel0t made scrambled eggs for breakfast and then we watched The Notebook.

*Now I am home and I have napped and I've finally caught up on reading LJ, which I haven't been caught up on since Wednesday.

*And what's the deal with the little push-pin symbol on comments? Is there finally a way to track threads not in your journal when it's not a reply to you? Sweet! Must investigate!
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Gavia immer



We went to Mom & Dad's cabin in Wisconsin last weekend. It's just north of Webster and south of Danbury.

The cabin was pretty full. It was mom, dad, me, [livejournal.com profile] hellbob, [livejournal.com profile] genevra, [livejournal.com profile] akdar, [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b, [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m, my brother Paul, his wife Jen, their son Xander, my cousin John, his wife Janet, their daughter Sierra, Sierra's cousin Emily, and our friend Mark.

I'm really tired right now so I'm going to put up more pidtures tomorrow.

pictures under here. )
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It was a pretty busy weekend, but it was fun.
On Friday night Becca came over to use our internets and to hang out. We were gonna watch a movie and she admitted to never having seen Mallrats. We rectified that distinct lack of culture in her!
Saturday was [livejournal.com profile] akdar's annual invasion of his mom's house. She's got a fabulous inground pool so every year he has a birthday party there. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and so we spent most of the day in the pool. The monkeys also had a bunch of fun playing in the pool. There was one unfortunate event when both monkeys were going down the deck stairs and [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b missed a step and rolled down about 6 steps to the patio. Luckily she was wearing her life jacket and so didn't really get too banged up other than a bloody nose and a cut in her mouth. Poor little thing looked so swollen and beat up by the end of the day.
Today was the house warming party for Nissa & Darek. Their new house is gorgeous! Way far south though. We also got to see Becky & Tyler, Kris & Daryl, and Mark while there.
It looks like the Serenity screening here is pretty much full up now so if you haven't RSVPd yet there most likely isn't any more room.
I've shot up through Day 98 on my [livejournal.com profile] hundredpics, but I can't upload the pictures today because I forgot to renew dreamflyte.com. It's been done now, but I have to wait for them to process everything. *sigh*
I don't wanna work tomorrow!!!!
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Friday.

I could have stayed home and slept, but I made a pan of mom's yummy breakfast egg bake and headed on in to work. It was a holiday, so I got paid for my scheduled 6 hours at regular pay. Then I am also going to get paid for 6.5 hours at time and a half. So the paycheck for the week will be like 50 hours instead of 40. This is a good thing. Also, we did the breakfast potluck so there was yummy food too. And I wore Monkey Pajamas. This always makes it a good thing.

Friday night we went to Applebee's with [livejournal.com profile] kaldeth, [livejournal.com profile] kalfoley, Girl Child, and Boy Child. They all had shrimp dishes, but being a heathen and all I got to have steak and shrimp. Yum. After dinner it was a nice evening of just hanging out at their house. I got to show Lisa a few more Photoshop tricks. Also sent her a few links to useful stuff.


Saturday.

It was [livejournal.com profile] genevra's birthday, so we went to her house for dinner and game night. More people were introduced to Salad Bowl. Ben Affleck is not gay!! For her birthday gift I got Jeremiah for her. She said that she had just noticed a few days ago that he was sold. Hee hee! I pretty much had to buy him since I'm the one who named him Jeremiah.


Sunday.
Zombie Jesus Bunny Day.
[livejournal.com profile] hellbob & I trekked up to the boonies to go to my aunt's house for Easter dinner & the kids' egg hunt. I got to see cousin Lindsay's brand new adorable baby girl! Her name is Zoe and she has red hair and she was sooooooooo tiny and sweet.
And of course the monkeys were cute. They both did a respectable job of finding eggs.

I have pictures, of course. I may even get around to uploading them at some point.

[livejournal.com profile] hellbob has been playing some X-Men game on the PS2 all weekend, and I've gotten the urge to play Diablo II. Unfortunately my Diablo II disc is Windows only, and I can't find any downloads of the Mac version... *sigh* At least it's cheap now when I go out and re-buy it. And the Lord of Destruction expansion disc is bisexual so I don't need to re-buy that one...

And now I have to go back to work tomorrow and I don't wanna.
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What a nice lazy day. Been relaxing, knitting , watching tv. Then [livejournal.com profile] hellbob & I went over to [livejournal.com profile] genevra & [livejournal.com profile] akdar's to babysit the Monkeys. Me & Hellbob had seen V for Vendetta last week and Hellbob told them they should see it. This translate to me & hellbob babysitting to make it possible.
The kids were very cute (duh!) and very well behaved. But... [livejournal.com profile] genevra got their dinners ready before they left and this dinner included mashed potatoes. These mashed potatoes led to today's [livejournal.com profile] hundredpics picture.
How does a Monkey eat mashed potatoes?

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Geek babies!

[livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m & [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b model the hottest headgear fashion in the 'verse. Shiny!





cunning...

Mar. 14th, 2006 01:32 am
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I can already tell y'all what tomorrow's hundred pics photo will be... I'm stopping to see [livejournal.com profile] technomonkey_m and [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonkey_b on the way home tomorrow (and I s'pose [livejournal.com profile] genevra & [livejournal.com profile] akdar too...) because I have two finished Jayne hats to bring them.

Tomorrow you will get to see the gorram cutest niece and nephew in the 'verse!

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After our naps the kids were just running around being all cute. After a bit [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm showed up and we played with the kids some more. Then we all had dinner, the kids got a bath and went to bed, and we broke out the Killer Bunnies cards.

Now [livejournal.com profile] genevra had played once before and she thought it was just "ok" but she wasn't hooked. Mwah ha ha. She's hooked now!
Unfortunately for us she had about the luckiest draws EVER the first game. She had this gigantic Bunny army and me 7 [livejournal.com profile] lucky13charm had nuthin'. Whe one that game just because a t the end she was the only one who even had bunnies.
We ended up playing 3 games & going until 1am.

Yay bunnies!!

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