Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hedo, Hedo

Hedo, hedo is one of Jason's favorite sayings. Basically instead of using the l's in hello he puts in a d, it's funny and now I say it too.

Not feeling well today. Went to church, we had a potluck, I brought chips and had one of the older girls go to Little Ceasar's and get a pizza. She was already going so I thought she could pick up an extra one. I like potlucks, sometimes the food can be weird, but this time it was really basic. Pizza, cookies, deviled eggs (did you know the last hymn in our hymnal is #666?), cold cuts, cheese and crackers, you get the idea.

I always find it interesting what other people bring. I wasn't sure where the potluck was going to be so I didn't want to bring something that had to be kept cold or hot. I think one of the weirder things about today's potluck was that someone brought 4 strawberries, 4 chicken strips and like 6 potato wedges, that just struck me as strange.

What I don't like is when people want you to sign up to bring something. It's like, I'll bring what I'll bring, I don't want to be tied down for something as informal as a potluck. When I say this my mom always tells this story about how she once went to a lunch potluck with like 20 other women and they all brought potato salad. The moral of that story is that you need a list, but it's also interesting to note that all the potato salads were different. Personally if I was there I'd have brought something different, I don't like potato salad.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hobbies - Part Two

So Monday at our Girl Scout meeting we were talking about Hobbies; as I've mentioned before I have lots of different hobbies that I pursue, anyways I asked the girls to list collecting hobbies, then sports hobbies (E said croquet!), and then making hobbies. During the last list A pipes up with, "Oh man, I'm doing food!" Her first one was cakes so I said baking was a hobby, her second was meatballs (okay, ethnic cusine, cooking that's a hobby) but the third was hot dogs! Couldn't help her there!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Closing Ceremonies

What was with the outfits of the men singing the England national anthem? Grey with yellow?

Okay, the mayor of London, could he look any less posh? He needed his hair brushed, his jacket buttoned, and a little more practice about what his role was here.

Loved the double decker bus, but seriously if Mary hadn't told us it was the London skyline we wouldn't have known because it was so dark and it appeared military-esque. Also, if they were going to use people in wheelchairs it would've been nice if they actually needed them instead of using them as props.

It's a little sad when the flame has been extinguished, but it lives on in memories that float on lucky cloud strips to the sky.

And who knew Jackie Chan sang? And that there is such a thing as fireworks artists?

NBC seems to be confused, they think we want to see all of the singing but none of the actual people. Why didn't they show more of the Flag Bearers, I like learning about the people. Maybe the people who decided this were the same people who thought we wanted to see all of the women's and the men's marathon? I wish the mascots had a bigger role too, I love the mascots! Although we did get a shot of the green panda one, that's Jason's favorite.

Why are there all these old men performers with pretty young women? Opera boring! Just not fitting with the whole "party theme".

I loved the Opening Ceremonies, but the Closing just didn't have the same feelings, I was left going, why are they doing this, showing this, seems that it dragged out with fewer "wow" moments. That could also be due to NBC's coverage though, I get an NBC channel OKOR that's broadcast in Chinese I believe, they featured much more of the Olympians celebrating and meeting up.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy 7 1/4 Year!

Yes, it's our 7 year and 4 month anniversary today.

Typically we go to the State Fair on this day, but since Jason just had a week or so off in mid June and he's working 4 10's next week so we can leave for Arizona next Thursday we decided he shouldn't really ask for any time off. Originally we had planned to attend a program at the SF Cheese School but that got pushed to the back burner. (Obviously, the Olympics didn't come to mind. Besides I have a DVR now, so who cares.)

Jason got a new client yesterday and he met them today. I used the time to plan our route to Arizona. We got sandwiches at Togo's and had a quiet night in watching Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh win Olympic Gold. (Yes, it was on last night but we didn't watch it until today, it's that DVR thing again!)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Really, that's all they could show us?

Seriously, did we really need to see pretty much the whole women's marathon? I'm so tired, this is just not holding my interest. Especially since the Romanian lady was so far out in front. Could we not see, I don't know: Athletics, Baseball, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling-Track, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics-Trampoline, Handball, Hockey, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifing, Water Polo or Wrestling, all of which were competition areas today.

I know some of these things were on the earlier broadcast and that they showed some yesterday and that more was to come. But seriously, why not just have a program that was just the marathon so those of us who didn't want to see it could watch something else.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I love my DVR!

I got a DVR with my u-verse (cable and internet) service from AT&T, it's built in to the cable box. Initially I wasn't that excited, but I can tape up to 4 shows at once, which I thought I would never use, but I underestimated the amount of Olympics coverage NBC was showing. I've been able to record the shows that are on in the middle of the night and then watch them the next day. (No, despite the fact that I just moved a week and a half ago I have nothing better to do. Why would I unpack boxes when I could watch the Olympics?) I've been able to see all sorts of coverage, Rowing, Badminton, Cycling, an awesome Volleyball match between China and Cuba. Plus there's still more Olympics to come, a whole 10 more days!

So, I'm very happy with my DVR/cable box. Don't ask about my phone service with AT&T though, that's a complete disaster.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Men's Gymnastics Coverage Sucked!

First of all, NBC's coverage of the Men's Gymnastics Team Finals sucked. Talk, talk, talk is all they did! People tuned in to see the athletes, not listen to a bunch of blowhards pontificate on China's dominance, USA's surprising performance and wonder why everyone on Japan's team seems to be out of their minds. At the very least could we possibly see someone from each team do each apparatus? Instead we are interrupted with swimming heats and shots of China fixing the parallel bars. Then we are told how unexciting China's high bar routines are but we see them anyways!

Monday, August 11, 2008

I am not obsessed!

Seriously, I'm not, I don't care what my husband thinks. Besides, I did not spend all day glued to the TV, I put the Alden Family Gazette out and set up my organizational system for our new desk. I also went to Girl Scouts and tried to make the bookcase not top heavy.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Opening Ceremonies

Here are my, of course, random thoughts on the Opening Ceremonies.

Loved the firework footprints, that was so awesome! Thought the inclusion of children representing the ethnic groups of China was important. When the light up guys made the National Stadium it was neat, but when they zoomed in and you could tell that they were standing on each other's shoulders, just wow!

The Parade of Nations-I hate NBC's failure to show all the countries. Early on in the parade they mention that for most of these athletes this is their best or only Olympic moment and they go on to mention that one country said please show us don't cut to commercial, yet they continue to skip and hurry through countries. Maybe they should just skip their half an hour of commentary at the beginning of their broadcast and show us all of the countries. By the way, what was up with the outfits of Hungary's women! They looked like someone threw up all over them, sorry ladies but they did you wrong. El Salvador picked their flag bearer by a text messaging vote!

Why are we focusing so much on NBA basketball players! Please there are other athletes out there just as deserving of our attention. Could we focus on the hard work and dedication it took for people to get there instead of who plays on what NBA team?

I thought the inclusion of a child hero from the earthquake was touching. Loved the torch lighting, very different and unique!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic Fever!

So, I haven't been blogging. Why, because no one reads this. But that is all about to change! It is Olympics time! I love the Olympics, I used to write nightly updates on under the name mneakrase, but since I don't frequent that site currently I thought, why not write them on my blog. Not that I use this currently either, but I thought it'd be a nice outlet.

So, Pacific Standard Time over here and there will be no spoilers! I hate spoilers, I hate when big companies on the internet don't take into consideration the fact that multiple time zones exist across the world. I'd like to be able to browse the internet without being bombarded with pictures, breaking news and updated medal counts all for things that haven't yet been shown on tv in my time zone.

So, stay tuned for Olympics thoughts, as well as pre-season football. (I've picked the Niners for tonight!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Answering Machine

I can't get my new answering machine message out of my head! We recorded it last night with all household members participating. It was inspired by the YouTube video starring the Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise".


I've always loved having funny messages on my answering machine. I've had the theme song from COPS, tons of singing versions. When I was in high school and learning to drive my sister made one about how we were in the hospital due to my "bad driving", unfortunately Mom made us erase that one after some slow witted person heard it and then left a message saying she was going to activate the Statewide prayer chain and that she hoped we'd recover soon. I mean seriously, if that really happened why would we be telling people on the answering machine?


Friday, March 21, 2008

I don't think anyone reads this

I mean, it's just me talking away infrequently. I don't have anything cute or witty or funny to say. It really is a random mess. So, if no one reads this how am I to become famous? See, that's one of my little secret things. I want to write a blog where no one knows it's me and have it be famous. People would read my blog and make comments and talk about it. Then maybe one day I'd overhear some people talking about my blog or someone would tell me about how cool my own blog is without even knowing I write it! Dude!

I haven't even told people about my blog. I want it to be secretive, no not the blog itself, just secretive about who writes it. But how do I do that? Send out e-mails telling people about the cool blogs I read and have this be one of them? That's not going to work, they'll see how new it is and just assume I write it. Self-promotion sucks. I mean sometimes you have to self-promote or no one knows you're there, I just wish that it didn't apply to my blog.

I told my husband that I have a blog, but I wouldn't tell him where it was. I want him to find it on his own and somehow just realize it's mine. Besides, I might want to write nasty things about the people I know on here and it just wouldn't be cool if they knew I wrote it. Then they'd write nasty things about me on their blogs. But I don't personally know anyone who writes a blog so then again it might not be a problem. I wouldn't use people's real names. I would never write anything nasty or mean about my husband. Other family members, well . . . they wouldn't know, after all, it's not like I used their real names or anything. Besides, a lot of people in my family are named after each other, I could just say I was talking about the other Kathy or something.

Friday, February 29, 2008


Yesterday I spent most of my free time looking at art conventions. Today I'm thinking a lot about hobbies. There are tons of hobbies out there! A few of my hobbies are Where's George?, Scrapbooking (my favorite site), Traveling ( and Graving (my favorite site).

Other interesting hobbies (with some associated websites) Reading, Puzzles, Business Card collecting, Stamped/Squished design pennies, Coin/Bill Collecting, Board Games, Candlemaking, playing musical instruments (wouldn't it be super cool to have a music room with different instruments and record/CD players with all sorts of different music in it!), Cooking (I love to make themed ethnic cusine when watching The Amazing Race), I could go on and on.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Today I start my blog!

That's it folks, I've started a blog. Will I come back later today and color in some spots? Tomorrow will I decide it's worthless and that no one wants to hear and delete it? Who knows-