Thursday, March 29, 2007

everyone's waiting.

Just re watched the last episode of "Six Feet Under" as Bravo has been airing them sequentially and they've finally reached the end. I bawled like I did the first, second and third times I watched it. Ruth turning and seeing Nate makes me lose it every time. The sobbing kind of crying, typically reserved for, you know, real-life incidents?

It says a lot about a show that it is to able to invoke such powerful sentiments each time it's watched.

If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and add the entire "Six Feet Under" series to your Netflix queue or head down to your local Blockbuster and get started.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

warning: cuteness ahead

tanks fo' da comments on the pic of gramps and I. here're s'more for you to oooh and ahhhh and generally make me feel good 'bout myself.

go on.

oohhh and ahhhh.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

six word sunday: i'm going to let it shine

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Saturday, March 24, 2007


I am SO SAD.

Riding off into the sunset.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

way of the peaceful warrior

A good friend from college introduced me to the book "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior." I was skeptical at first, to say the least, but it ended up being a good read, one that you can take important lessons from.

It's now been made into a movie, and Best Buy is offering free tickets. They're gone in my area, but perhaps someone else can reap the benefit.

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

six word sunday: see how the other half lives?

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

driving force

Sunday I woke up at 7:30am and reached over to check my phone messages, as is my usual morning routine. I had three missed calls from numbers I didn't recognize, from 1:30am onward, and one voicemail message. I sighed and figured someone was calling in sick for Sunday as usually is the case when I get calls at that hour. I listened to the voicemail twice through before I could understand what the heavily-accented voice said: store #2 had been burglarized early Sunday morning.

The message was from the center's security office, letting me know the police were on scene, and I could please come down and talk to them? I called the security patrol's office back and tried to find out more details but the lead patrol officer was out, er, patrolling. I raced to get ready to go to the location, foolishly putting on sandals. Who goes to clean up shattered glass in flip flops?! Me, apparently.

I arrived about 20 minutes before my father did, allowing me to take a good look at what had gone down. The good news is that my new point-of-service system was still there, and everything else I could quantify. We learned the hard way many years ago at a different location to leave register drawers open (no cash inside, obviously) after closing so that would-be thieves wouldn't have to break equipment to see there was nothing inside. It was still horrifying to look a all the broken glass and realize...there wasn't a damn thing missing that I could quantify. Nothing.

The glass repairman will arrive tomorrow morning, as we had to special order tempered glass. I'll be glad when things are back to normal, even if I'm still wondering if this marks us as an easy target.

Monday, March 12, 2007

knowing is half the battle

I'm sitting in a food safety manager certification class today as required by the state of California (the renewal for these seems to come around more frequently than the stated three years). The things they teach at these really are valuable, but my attention span since graduating college is pretty much zilch. There are several people here from national restaurant chains where you've probably eaten. I'll pay special attention to who is getting answers wrong. The sous chef from my mother's fave chain restaurant is spot-on when answering questions, so she'll be glad to know that. Speaking of my mother, it's always odd when they use an example of a food borne outbreak from 2000 that my mother was a victim of.

Remember kids -- food safety training is knowledge.

And knowledge is half the battle.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

six word sunday: giggling like a twelve year-old

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Saturday, March 10, 2007


Is this not the coolest?!

I love that they're all spot-on.

Looks like Mr. Miyagi has some competition eh, Tim?!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

paradise found

Oh, yes. I've finally gone and done it. Guess where I'm going, after a three-year absence?

Ten days.
April 20.
And I couldn't be happier.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

six word sunday: the journey was short but satisfying

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