Here's how to play.
January 31, 2008
January 27, 2008
I came home and was hoping to make dinner early and then have a quick jam session, of the mango variety, but I was soon interrupted by Liza's animal rescue mission. Liza found a young Kingfisher drenched in oil near her house so she scooped it up and brought it down to clean it off.
After the bird was clean and safe I proceeded to make a quick pasta dinner full of cheesy goodness. By the time I finished making dinner, the evening was upon us. But I promised Boni I'd be jamming....
Boni, there's a jar down there with your name on it.
January 26, 2008
We made chocolate treats. Sort of. Our first batch, shown in the 2nd and 3rd pictures below, was made on the stove. It didn't go so well. The chocolate didn't really mix in and the marshmallows didn't really melt. We started it on the stove, but we finished it in the microwave.
January 24, 2008
I took Katelyn, Jacob, and my niece Mele to the park last Saturday to meet some friends and their children. I have never had a park play date before. I have never had a play date before - unless play date means send the kids over to your sister's house. I would have taken some pictures to share with you, but as you may recall, I stated earlier that I brought three kids with me. I have not taken Parketiquette 101 yet.
I ran into Roger at Taco Bell last week. He asked me about my kids and my husband. And I replied. He asked if James’s number was still that 4-8- number. I said it was. An hour later I realized James’s number is no longer that 4-8- number, now it’s that 7-8- number. And I also recognized that I didn’t ask him about his parents, nor did I ask if he was working or was in school – all things that, sure, on the surface appear to be small talk, but I actually would have liked to have leaned the answers to.
After checking my mail one afternoon last week, I ran into my old friends Megan and Brooke in the post office parking lot. I was really happy to see them and would have liked to say things like, “how is work?”, “I heard you were off-island”, “hey, maybe we can get together sometime”. Instead I just answered all of Brooke's questions about me and my kids and we simply said goodbye.
If we see eachother out, whether we are meeting for the first time or as a long awaited reunion, if I bumble like and idiot and don’t seem interested in your goings-on, it’s not that I’m not interested. It’s just that sometimes I’m a bumbling idiot.
F.P., that’s me.
January 23, 2008
You know you're from Saipan if you can verb any noun. That is, use any noun as a verb. For example:
Fried Rice. There's rice and hot dogs, I'll just fried rice it for lunch. Usage: Make fried rice.
Line: (at the grocery store) Go choose your drink while I line. Usage: Get in the checkout line/line up. 2a. Past tense - She got her drink while I lined.
Chopsticks: Daughter: "Can I have a chopsticks?" Mother: "What is this 'can I have'? Go get your own chopstick before I chopstick your head." Usage: You're making me mad - works for any noun.
Rubber Band: Rubber band your hair before it falls in your food. Usage: tie hair in a ponytail.
Lotion: a. Gimme fan the Jergens, I need to lotion my legs. b. Did you lotion the baby? Usage: Put on lotion.
I am a huge fan of Cherry Coke and am quite pleased with Cherry Coke Zero as well, and was therefore very happy to see Diet Coke with Lime being sold at Price Costco here on Saipan. Eager to try it, but unsure of Costco's purchase quantity requirement, I purchased a case. I do rather enjoy Coke with Lime and was hoping for something nearly as enjoyable. However it is the observation of my taste buds that Diet Coke with Lime does not taste like Diet Coke with lime, nor does it taste like Coke with Lime, diet. Rather, it tastes more like a Diet Coke and Sprite Zero cocktail - or, shall I say, a coketail.
I don't think I will purchase another case of Diet Coke with Lime; I don't think I'll purchase another can of it. Next time I want a Diet Coke with Lime I'll simply make my own Coketail:
- 1 glass of ice
- 1 Can Diet Coke
- 1 Can Sprite Zero
January 16, 2008
Here's how to play:
Every Wednesday I will post a small part of a picture of some object. You tell me what you think the object is. You have until 8:00 p.m. (Saipan standard time) the following Tuesday to sumbit your guess by leaving a comment.
Submit one guess per person; you may not change your guess - your first guess is your final guess. Please be specific. Don't say, it's food; instead say, it's a chocolate chip cookie.
The first person with the correct answer will receive 5 points, all other correct answers earn 2 points.
On the following Wednesday I'll post the answer along with the results, which will be tracked in the sidebar.
The first person to 35 points wins something homemade/handmade by Deece. I'll mail it to you if you live off island.
I think ants have a similar sense to the sense that dogs have when they know you are afraid of them. Only with ants, it's that they can sense when you are going to kill them.
January 09, 2008
I don't know what it is. Sheila says I've been very sedate. I think she's right. Maybe it's because all my calls to Mona go straight to voicemail. Ai adai, I don't know. I know that I am acutely aware that tomorrow marks the 15th year since my father's death.
I can't bring myself to make Boni's jam, although it's on the top of my list. And I'm having a hard time making the two pom pom's that will be the finishing touches on Mona's package - I'm going to send it by next pay day. I'm sorry.
Expect some changes around here soon.
"I went outside and Edwin and Mila were speaking Tagalage." ~Katelyn