Saturday, May 30, 2009

Great Day!

I woke up excited to go to work today. I hadn't been to the salon for almost 2 weeks and was looking forward to being artistic and making some money. When I got home the baby was taking a nap so Nick and I had some good one on one time which was nice sense Andrew has become a mamas boy the last few days and wants me to hold him all the time (which half of me loves and the other half hates)
We then went to Best Buy to get a GPS for our car. One of the first things Nick said when he he got home from his trip this week was "We have to get a GPS". He says that the streets in Boston are crazy and we will be getting lost 24/7 if we don't have one. So, that made Nicks day. Thankfully he had his leatherman (pocket knife) in his pocket, so as soon as we got in the car the package was open and the GPS was on the windshield. Anytime he gets a new gadget to play with he is happy.
We then get home and decide to go to the annual Art Walk in L.A. Lucky for us it is on Wilshire and La Brea so we just had to cross the street. All the galleries were open and all the museums were free for the day. They even had displays up at the Tar Pits of Bamboo DNA and some other fun stuff. Unfortunately we didn't have our camera and were to lazy to walk home and get it, so we don't have any pictures for you to see. I also found this great jewelry maker with super unique things called La Petite Puce Jewelry . I didn't buy anything but I have my eye on a couple of different things that I want.
We then finished the day with Kogi BBQ . They had the truck right at the Tar Pits and we were one of the first in line. You can't beat that!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Nick must have been living under a rock

Last night Nick and I were trying to decide on a movie to watch when I find out that he has never seen "She's All That" or "Can't Hardly Wait". As you know these are two classic teen movies from the 90's. I didn't believe it was possible for someone having been in high school in the late 90's to not have seen these. Wasn't it required to graduate? Unbelievable! So I made him pick and She's all That was chosen. I hadn't seen this in probably about 9 or 10 years but I remembered quite a bit.
Who could forget these great lines:
"My soul is an island, my car is a Ford" -midget in the art show
"You're totally wiggin"- this was even funny/lame back then because no one ever used that word that I know of.
Or that NASTY pub scene in the cafeteria. "Those are his pub's man" I almost threw up just thinking about it.
And the awesome dance sequence at the prom.

We also saw that Usher and Lil' Kim are in it!
Now I need to talk him into watching Can't Hardly Wait.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Congratulations Lindsey!

I am so proud of my sister. Today is her last day of student teaching and after a long road she is finally done with school, good job Lindsey! Its been rough at times but you stuck it out. I know you'll be the best teacher! I love you!

The not so world wide web

Unfortunately, Raul Castro is once again taking away more freedom (if that is possible) from the Cuban people. The already limited access to the internet has been scaled back even further. They can now no longer buy "internet time" at the hotels. It is only for the tourists. And our President wants to open communication with this kind of government? I'm all for helping the Cuban people but I think the way to do it is to make more people aware of the life (or lack there of) that people have there.
A few days ago she posted this on her blog:
I have gone a couple of days without connecting to the Internet, because a new complication has appeared in the road of alternative bloggers. Several hotels in the country demand, in order to connect to the web, that you prove a life in a place outside the Cuban archipelago. The desk clerks tell me—even though they are just as native as I am—that that blue card will not allow me to dive into the vast World Wide Web. “It’s a decision that comes from above,” a woman says to me, as if a decision of this type could be taken at a level other than the offices of the government.
I see it will be hard to change myself into a foreigner overnight. So the only thing left is to protest against such a ban and to make public the existence of a new apartheid. I will have to go back in the guise of a tourist, although this time I will have to learn a language as complicated as Hungarian to fool those who sell the access cards. Maybe I can prowl around the hotels, ready to ask the foreigners to buy—for me—this forbidden entrance key, this safe conduct I need “to not be Cuban.”

Her and her husband went to see for themselves if they could get on the internet. If you click on the link there is a video on Yoani's blog that will explain way better than I can what I am talking about. It is the second post.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

and its only wednessday...

Wow, I don't even know where to begin. Nick thinks I should tell you guys our week thus far in 24 talk, aka: at 0 200 hours such and such happened. Sorry Nick but it is just not in me today!

First- I have been sick for a week with the flu. It sucks. I am getting better but I can still "smell the sickness". That is the only way I know how to explain it. Nick said he understood what I meant (which is rare) so I figure some of you might also.

Second- My grandma is in the hospital (went in on Monday night). :( I feel so bad for her. She'll be ok, but is just very weak. I don't want to get old. My sister Jessica explained it best, "shoot me at 75 if this is what 80 is". I know that sounds bad but it is amazing the change that has happened with my grandma in just the last 2 years. It has again made me realize how important it is to take good care of yourself when you're young because much of my grandmas issues could have been somewhat preventable.

Third- Tuesday night we found the tenant that lives in #119 dead. It was pretty sad. We're not sure how long it had been. The last time anyone had seen/heard from her was last Thursday night. It was pretty horrible.

Forth- I'm tired.

Fifth- Andrew exploded from his butt today. Literally. He was in his jumper and he just exploded, poor guy. It got all over the carpet. Nick cleaned it up.

Sixth- It started smelling like death downstairs in the hallway of 119. What are we suppose to do??? They took her body last night. I don't know what the protocol is for this stuff. We are taking out the carpet where she was laying tomorrow.

Seventh- The oven in #310 caught on fire today, filled the third floor with smoke. I don't know how it happened and I don't care. Nick put out the fire.

Eighth- I put Andrew to bed an hour ago and he just woke up screaming.

Did I mention that I'm tired????

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Joe, my love...

As a few of you know I've been having an affair with Joe. He is one of a kind, and is so good to me. There is no need to hind it from Nick, in fact I don't know how I could keep this love a secret from anyone. Nick has come to terms with it, especially because Joe always sends me home with something to put a smile on Nicks face. Like the other day when he gave me a guacamole kit for Nick. Anyway, when we decided to move to Boston we considered our family and friends and the awesome living situation we have here but ultimately decided that Boston was the right place for us. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I realized that I would also have to leave Joe behind. Nick tried to be supportive by telling me that I'd find someone that I liked just as well, but nothing could console me. But the other day I heard that Joe not only has one place in Boston but three or four places. I was so happy I almost cried!(seriously) I know what you may be thinking, I try not to show that kind of emotion for Joe in front of Nick but I couldn't help it. I am even narrowing our apartment search to where Joe is.
I love you Joe!