Monday, July 23, 2007

Summer Hair

I have had it up to HERE with my hair these days. I want something not the same old same old .... so I went to Dana's hair cutting place. Told the lady what I wanted. Asked for pink highlights ..... and this is what I got. I rather like it. Thanks Dana! I now feel ready for summer. Wait ... is it half over?

You can't see that the back is very short ... I wish i had longer arms!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Weekend Dye Job

I have this lovely top that I made the mistake of wearing while dumping mulch on the garden. It has had these stains that just wont come out. Thinking I just couldn't part with the top I used a box of Rit dye and it is now a gorgious blue top.

Cooking Club was this weekend. It was Mini Food. My the foods you can make mini. I made a loaf of small bread in the shape of hearts, stars and flowers. Then put some meat product (didn't taste and NOT interested) and veggies. The veggie ones were delicious!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

11 Things

I just read the 11 things woman should know about men. I'm not sure I agree with any of them.
    1. Getting angry at us for not reading your mind is like getting angry at yourself for not being able to fly. It's not just futile, it's physically impossible.
    2. Yes, we do think Jessica Alba is hot. Sometimes we're even dumb enough to admit it.
    3. Don't ask us to understand your shoe fetish. Asking us to respect it is even sort of pushing it.
    4. You do look good without makeup, just not as good as you look with it.
    5. Ever notice how we don't fight with our male friends? That's why we get so frustrated when we fight with you.
    6. You care what you're wearing infinitely more than we do. In fact, if you're naked when you open the front door, you won't hear an argument from us.
    7. You don't like to get hit on in public, you don't want to date online and you don't want to be set up on blind dates. Tell us if sending messenger pigeons is an appropriate way of courting. Because if it is, we're all over it.
    8. There should a statute of limitations on stupid things that we said that can come back to haunt us. I propose 24 hours.
    9. Cooking dinner for a man is like buying flowers for a woman, except it takes a lot more time, effort and thought for you to do it. Thanks. We appreciate it.
    10. We actually like your girly pet-names for us, but please, not in front of the guys!
    11. Just because we like looking at the women in Maxim doesn't mean we want to actually converse with the women in Maxim. Not for long, anyway.
    12. Your nice guy friends are the most reliable source for telling you if your new boyfriend's a jerk. And he probably is. (By the way, you might want to consider marrying that nice guy who's giving you advice about the jerk.)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Potter & Weekend

In an attempt to finish a book right near the arrival of the new Harry Potter ... I started The Time Machine (which was too tough to get through) and finished Fangs For The Memories. I was hoping to draw the novel out longer. But, it seems that my ability to read Supernatural Romance (which is what this fell under) is pretty fast. I was going to start yet another trashy novel ... but decided to take it up - just a bit. I'm reading a chick-lit novel (which of course if fluff to most people) but at least there wont be any graphic sex scene or neck bitting.

On other news, I saw Harry Potter yesterday. They took a book that was second rate (and by far my least favorite of the series) and made it into a really good movie. I'm totally impressed.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Bowling Et. Al.

Here is a summary from Arizona. The golf course at the resort. AMAZING. The large moth I saw on my last day while getting a coffee. The cowboy/western town where they had "real" cowboys and these cut outs ... which I love. Bowling ... where I scored my lifetime high score (94) and Kate and I worked on our model pose. I think she has it down a bit better than I. Of course there is also the greatest Mouser photo of all time!

I'm happy to be home though. Friday at work was a bit crazy. Seems there were lots of questions/problems that needed dealing with. The cats were also SUPER happy to have us home (after knocking everything off the dresser and desk ... breaking a flower pot).

Now the count down to when I get to see Harry Potter in the theater and the final book.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Arizona Mini Golf

During this trip we went to a great mini golf place - actually called Magic Carpet .... but the sign was a bit broken (as was much of the course). But, talk about fun! Cockroaches the size of silver dollars and adventure around each bend. Not to cause problems -- but I won, even if Phil says it was a tie. The golfers were: Mouser, Mike, Kate, Phil ... and myself.

Photos of bowling coming tomorrow.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


When I hear the oldies station on the radio ... it reminds me of my father. It reminds me of my childhood .... and I can't help but smile!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Short Books

I was reading The Time Machine, a sci-fi classic which I have never read before. I couldn't do it. I was 3/4 of the way into the tiny book and I couldn't finish. I put it down. I understand that it was probably out of this world when it was written ... but now ... terrible! Tough to even read. I thought I'd look for another short book ... but decided on yet another vampire book to tide the time over until the next Harry Potter book shows up.

Not to everyone who is interested ... I'm really hoping Harry dies. I really can't see any other descent end to the story. He can't beat the Dark Lord again.

Sparklers Anyone?

An evening of grilling and sparklers. It was a lovely 4th of July. Courtney and her roommate came over. I've never seen anyone put more meat down than her roommate. I'd say she'd give Mouser a run for his money - which is saying a lot. Karin, Susan and Carol hang out through the fire works. While Andrew hung out for the bocce and then left.

As for my bocce .... I had my arse handed to me. I have no idea if I had way too many appletinis or what ... but I couldn't win a round if there was no lights and I was standing next to the white ball (which happened).

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July

Oh the 4th. Fireworks (okay for me that is sparklers), a bit of rain (even though it is New Mexico), cooking way too much food (including my best pie), and prepping drinks (on a hot day there is nothing better).

I picked strawberries and rhubarb for my pie. Of course I didn't have enough berries and had to buy some ... but the fresh flavor should be lovely!

The cut outs in the top are of a flower and gnomes. Summer just isn't summer without gnomes!