Sunday, April 30, 2006


Best. Homeless Sign. Ever.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

real life

More Facts 'Bout Bee.
Hate 'em? Love 'em? Either way, I'm doin' 'em!

735. I often have cereal as my dinner.
905. I have at least three different kinds of cereal in my cupboard at any given time.
234. Current cereal offerings: Kashi Go Lean, Crispix, and Whole Foods' version of Life.
14. My favorite foods "type" is Mexican. (I guess you really are what you eat.)
246. I am "bi-racial." (Right, Vanessa?)
87. I have never had a cavity (knock on wood).
64. Sometimes I think I want to be a bartender.
645. I love spending time in the water -- a pool, a lake, the ocean, a bath -- it doesn't matter.
490. My astrological sign is Leo.
209. I don't embody many Leo traits.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

three course meal

I'm participating in TV Turnoff Week and so far, it's been such a busy week that I haven't noticed my lack of television of any form. TiVo, Netflix and my torrents are probably wondering what's happened to me. I don't tend to watch a lot of TV, but I'm a sucker for "Huff," "The Sopranos," and, yes, "Bonds on Bonds." I'm missing my movies as I type this, because 99% of the time I'm online I have something on as background noise. Instead, I put the ol' iPod on random and have it hooked up to the surround sound and am jamming away. I wonder what my neighbors think of my music tastes -- the last three songs have been by En Vogue (I know )DMB and Snoop Dogg. I pretty much don't care what they think, anyway.


It's been a busy couple of weeks.

I'll gloss over most of it because once things happen, I don't like to rehash. Pictures usually tell the story better anyway.

I had the trees trimmed in my backyard last week. I'm almost embarrassed to show the "before" pic, but oh well.

overgrown, much?

too tall


MUCH better

Pile o' rubbish:
pile o' waste

I know, huh? What a difference a guy with tree experience, $250 and an hour makes, right? Notice also how the tree in the first pic is actually standing upright after the guy tied it back for me. It'd been knocked over so many times in our winter wind storms this year that I got tired of putting it back up again.

I went to the City Friday, Sunday and Monday. (That's a lot for me.) I had a blast all three times, perhaps paving the way for more frequent trips. Friday night I went to a going away party for a friend of mine who has now moved out of the country. After being at the bar for a mere two hours, I got kicked out. Why, you ask? I didn't have my ID and I went up to the bar to merely get a glass of water and the bartender said he never saw my ID. I'm in a crowded bar in North Beach, mind you, and have been there for two hours -- how in the hell did he remember me?! So that was that.

Sunday I cruised up there with my family and hung around Fisherman's Wharf for a short time.

Monday she and I went to a Giants game...and they won! We were a day early for Barry's HR, but what are you going to do. I love Pac Bell SBC AT&T Park because it's so easy to get a view of the game from different angles. Behold left and right field views and club level views:

barry at bat
and the pitch...
short stop

Tuesday I randomly got tickets to see Jimmy Buffet at Shoreline. I'm not really a big Jimmy Buffet fan, but can't pass up the chance for free tickets with great seats (and an exclusive party beforehand) so I took my friend Angie and we had a blast! The people that go to these concerts, er, the parrotheads are really into it. And I mean really into it. We sat next to a guy that was the living, breathing version of Peter Griffin, but I don't want to be that person and make disparaging remarks about someone and then post their pic on the creepy internet. (Tim and Lis, I'll show you soon!)

one hundred twenty six clams!
the countdown begins
The countdown begins!
palm head?
section 201

Today after work I got all domestic and replaced the sliding screen door in the back. I attempted this once before last summer and had no luck (wrong size, these things are finicky) and decided to give it a go again. I'm happy to report that I did it by myself, and (gasp) it actually works! I also replaced the latch on one of the back gates. My dad came over on Saturday and helped me with a couple of smaller projects, and I let him in on the full scope of what's on the agenda as far as home improvement goes. I needed to get him on board to save on actually hiring an electrician! He's started to replace all the light switches and plates from the ugly almond color to white. I have white walls in most of the house, and the almond switches/plates were making everything look dingy. It's one of those fixes that I thought my dad would balk at (if it ain't broken, don't fix it) but he was 100% behind it. I'm happy to report that the switches that have been done look fantastic (sometimes it really is the little things) and I bought the rest of the supplies to do the outlets today at the Holmes Depot. I'm on the lookout for lighting fixtures, but the standard fare isn't striking me, so I need to do some online shopping, methinks. Home improvement really comes in spurts for me, so I'm taking advantage of my current desire to actually do something about it instead of all the talk, talk, talk.

And I'm done.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ahoy matey

Of little importance to anyone but me, my Labelr is back up and running on this site. Feel free to have a gander at the right-hand side bar to see my postings divided into various different categories; some postings are in multiple categories.


Thursday, April 20, 2006

'bout time

I had no idea I'd get such a welcome response to the "Things 'Bout Bee."

Encouragement to continue, says I.

Again, in no particular order:

147. I love movies, mostly documentaries and indie-type flicks.
453. I am distantly related to a former President.
97. I have a terrible, irrational fear of lighting matches.
81. I stopped biting my nails last year, after having bit them as long as I can remember.
65. I am the eldest of two.
368. My vision was black and white after falling off a bike once.
213. I've fallen off of more bicycles, scooters, and skateboards than most females I know.
415. I had all four wisdom teeth out with only a local anesthetic.
650. I've voted in every election since I turned 18.
818. I was a political science major in college.

Monday, April 17, 2006

talkin' 'bout a revolution

My attention span is getting shorter and shorter.
I'm currently watching "Bitter Sugar," a b&w movie that takes place in Havana. So interesting! I only have to read the subtitles every once in a while, too, so that's a plus.
In an effort to actually write more (aka, not just post pix) I'm going to start a list of 100 (mostly random) things about me. Gawd, I swore I'd never become "that person," but if it helps get the ball rolling, then so be it. Of course writing 100 things at one time would require too much attention (see fist line of this entry) so it'll be bit by bit. And, because of the attention span issue, there's no guarantee I'll finish it. Ha!

1. I broke my right arm in preschool.
2. I was nearly 19 before I left the country for the first time.
3. I didn't get my driver's license until I was almost 17.
4. I've seen DMB live more times than I can count.
5. If I had all the money in the world, I'd travel.
6. And take photographs.
7. My dream vacation is to lay by the pool/beach.
8. When I was 6, my doctor gave me sunscreen for my birthday. "Use it," he said.
9. I spend more time than I should online.
10. Most of the time I'm not able to recount how I spend my online time, it's that varied.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Thursday, April 06, 2006


They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

--Paul Simon, Kodachrome lyrics

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

six feet under

One (final) season.
Twelve episodes.
Or, How I Spent My Weekend.

(camera phone pic) Two laptops! Yes, mine is back! And yes, I hesitated before returning my sister's bf's

It was a lot to watch, but after spending two days downloading the episodes, I couldn't wait to watch them.

I think season five was my favorite of the show, despite all that happened. The final few scenes had me tearing up, much like others have commented. I fell in love with the song "Breathe Me" by Sia, and quickly ran off to download it from iTunes. I think I'll have to get the whole CD soon.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

google romance

I simply MUST try out this service . I mean, contextually relevant advertising in dating? Why didn't anyone think of this sooner? Be sure and take the tour and find out how you can post multiple profiles (you sleaze).

It's an April Fool's Joke

I love how they can poke fun at themselves (services in perpetual beta testing, e.g., Gmail)