Monday, June 18, 2007

The Twins

Here's a cute picture of our kittens. They are about 11 months old and the best of friends. Sluggo, the all white kitty, is obsessed with fetch and is an early bird. He tries to get us up every morning around 5:30 am by playing fetch with himself on the bed or scratching at our legs. Mr. Noodles the Pirate is a three legged orange munchkin who knows he's special and is super spoiled (that's probably our fault). Now that it is warm they don't sleep together as much but they still have their daily play fights and chases.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Not much to report. I had a good weekend. A friend was visiting and it's always nice when friends visit (hint, hint). We mostly hung out. I finally met someone who works at Google. I can't believe that living and working so close to Google (1.5 miles and 0.5 miles, respectively), I have not met a Googlian until now. It seems like it would be fun to work at Google...good pay and stock, great perks like free gourmet food, free laundromats, free day-care (do they take cats?). I suspect that all these free perks come with the expectation that you have to work a million hours a week, but I do not know for sure. Sometimes I feel like I work a million hours a week and I only get a pat on the back, if that.

We also went to a birthday party in the park for a 2-year-old. I expected the party to be fun and I expected for there to be a lot of kids, but my expectations were exceeded. The party was a lot of fun and there were a ton of kids there. Everyone seems to have a 2-year-old and an infant. It was fun to see all the kids go crazy for bubbles (I bet the cats would love the bubble machine too) and stuff cupcakes in their faces. Those images were priceless! I did see one kid reject another. It was while the bubbles were flowing, and one of the 2-year-olds, kid 1, pushed away another 2-year-old, kid 2. When kid 1 pushed away kid 2, kid 2 held out the hand to try to hold kid 1's hand, but kid 1 just pushed harder. Kid 1 then got distracted by the bubbles and I walked over to kid 2 and took the hand and got kid 2 interested in bubbles again. I was a little disappointed in humanity at that point. Why are 2-year-olds rejecting each other? I figured that kid 2 had done something to annoy kid 1, but kid 2 is a mellow, easy going little kid. The babies were fun, but I did get puked on. And despite my several showers since then, I am itchy where I got puked on. Maybe I am allergic to baby puke.

Oh, we tend to call our kittens "little munchkins," and so I started calling all the little kids "little munchkins" too. I wonder if the parents weren't pleased about that.

Had some great Mongolian BBQ.

Also had a margarita spilt on me by my husband who can't hold his liquor. He can drink it but he can't hold it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I changed the comments settings so that you can now leave comments anonymously. If there are any bugs or annoyances regarding my blog, please let me know.

Thanks to everyone who has already commented!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


About 4 weeks ago, I decided to shave my head. I've always wanted to try it and I finally got the courage to do so.

I have gotten a favorable response. Most people either had no opinion or thought it was cool (at least that is the impression I got). I did have one negative response via email: "You shouldn't have shaved your head. That was dumb! Hair is good on girls."



I honestly don't have a reason apart from I just wanted to. I wish I had a better story or could come up with a good one. Although if I really had to give a solid reason, I would say that I had had a bad week at work and I needed a change.

Were you drunk?

No. I had a beerwith dinner about 4 hours before the shaving. My husband, who held the clippers, was fairly intoxicated. He did encourage me to shave my head but he has no regrets.

Did you go completely bald?

I didn't shave down to nothing, but I did have the 2nd smallest setting on the clippers. It was about 1/8 inch long. Not very long at all.

Do you have cancer or did you do it in solidarity of someone with cancer?

I am very fortunate in that I do not have cancer (that I know of) and I do not know anyone with cancer. So no and no.

How does it feel?

Now it feels pretty normal. At first my head felt super cold. The first time I wore a baseball cap after I had shaved my head, I felt really weird. I felt constant stimulus on my hair. Like someone was cosntantly pulling at my hair. Now I sometimes feel as if I have my hair tied up in a tight ponytail.

Did Brittney Spears inspire you?

No. (And no, it wasn't a cry for help.)

Will you send us a picture?

I don't think I will email nor post any pictures. So if you want to see my shaved head, you need to visit me.

How long is your hair now?

I've been trying to pull out a hair to measure it but I can't. It's probably between 1/4 and 1/2 inch.


It must be sales week. Monday morning I had emails announcing sales from Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Old Navy, and Gap.