Daily Archives: August 9, 2010


I’ve posted pictures of my cat Squeaky in her box, so now I should post a picture of my other cat Charlie. They are sisters from the animal shelter, about 5 years old. They are named after members of the Manson clan. This is because our first can was named Manson (named after Marylin Manson, took after Charles Manson). Squeaky is for Squeaky Fromme and Charlie is for Charles Watson. Here is a picture of Charlie laying next to me on the couch.

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My post about rudeness last week failed to bring about world change. Today people are having conversations in the hall outside my office. I’m kind of used to that so I just close my door most of the way. But then some guy starts having a loud cell phone conversation right outside my door, so I go over and slam the door shut. I don’t think he got the message because he didn’t go away. And I thought having an office would be better than a cubicle, where people have conversations right outside your cube or prop their arms on your cube wall. Do others have no respect for my personal workspace?

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Posted by on August 9, 2010 in complaints, work


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So Friday night my husband and I went to see the Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A.

It is a dark comedy and is supposed to be “unapologetically bloody.” It was definitely bloody, but not super funny. The funny was very forced, and cliched. The first half was a bit slow. The second half was funnier and bloodier. And there was a real live kitty at the end.

Now, when my husband and I go to the theatre (note fancy spelling, pronounced thee-ATE-er), we don’t try to get the best seats possible. We buy the seats closest to an exit so we can make a fast getaway. I am certain that we were the first out of the building, even though we were on the second level. As soon as the curtain starts to close and the lights dim, we are hurrying towards the exit, clapping as we go. This time we literally ran through the parking lot. I wore sensible flats so I could run faster. It made me think of old movies where them man in a suit is dragging the woman behind him as they run. We looked exactly like this:

After our getaway, we stopped at In ‘n’ Out, our traditional post-theatre meal. But this time, since we were celebrating our anniversary, we brought it home and had it with champagne. Mmm, champagne and hamburgers. We are classy.

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Posted by on August 9, 2010 in adventure, food and drink, fun, outings


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Saturday my husband and I went down to Gardena to do some shopping. We had lunch at one of our favorite restaraunts, a little hole-in-the-wall called Teriyaki Hawaii. They have the best Hawaiian shaved ice outside of Hawaii. I would drive down there just to get it. I get the flavor combo with vanilla (blue), pineapple (yellow), and cherry (red). It is UTTERLY FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!. They’re regular food is good too, and they have some traditional plate lunches like loco moco and lau lau. Their kalua pork is great too.


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I love news and documentaries about the ocean. There are way more weird creatures that live in the ocean than there are on land. I wish I could go down in one of those deep sea submarines and look at this all first hand. That would be so cool! In the meantime, here is a cute new octopus. Let’s all sing: It was a one eyed, one eared, flying purple people eater…

Photos: “Spectacular” Deep-Sea Species Found off Canada.

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Posted by on August 9, 2010 in nature, weird news