Expensive Mistake

December 30, 2007

I think my TomTom dropped into a fast food bag that I threw away on Friday night. I feel so stupid! Can't find the little gadget, can't afford to run out and get a new one even though they are on sale. *sigh* Back to Google maps I go.

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Christmas Tree

December 25, 2007

Sunrise in the Grapevine

December 14, 2007
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Taken with an Olympus E-510, in an SUV doing 65mph, by the passenger, Jes Scott on the Grapevine headed south.

Phase 1 complete

December 13, 2007
This more represents our actual route. We didn't take the coast, didn't stay in a hotel, and drove straight through. We left Hillsboro about 11:30 AM and had a few errands to run before actually hitting the road. We stopped in Grants Pass for dinner, got directions to Wal-Mart, and then were on the road again. Jes drove from Portland to GP, I drove from GP to .... somewhere south of Sacramento where we gassed up again. I drove from Lodi (I think) to Pasadena, we rested a bit and got the kids breakfast and stretch out some before the final leg that Jes took by herself from Pasadena to Yorba Linda. WHEW!!! And we get to do it again on Tuesday -- in reverse.

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December 11, 2007
Today is the day. I get into Portland about 9:30 tonight and we start driving ... around 3 or 4 tomorrow morning I think. We're going to take the 5 as far as we can and then cut over to the coast for a while before going back on the 5 and then to Jes final destination.

Good thing I am bringing my GPS, this is going to be a good test of it. Especially when it comes to finding rest stops and the like.

To quote Jes, "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!" Hope the kids have fun too.

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countdown to roadtrip


December 9, 2007

now isn't that a beautiful girl? a friend took this took picture of Joy
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Blake Lewis - Break Anotha

December 6, 2007
I love this boy!!!!

Oh yeah, lyrics you can understand!!

nuff said

December 5, 2007

I think I need a dictionary at work. My vocabulary isn't as big as I thought it was. Just look at the scores.

Did I do that? Or not?

I can't remember. Didn't I tell you about that? Are you sure? Did I do that? I thought I did.

I am really hating the hallucinations/vivid dreams. This morning I had to ask my housemate if I had gotten up this morning and cooked. Because I dreamed it had happened, in detail and pretty much in the order that I later did it. I have full conversations that I remember. I dream/remember doing tasks that I am confused about later when I see that they are not done. And of course, my quality of sleep has started to suffer. Just earlier this morning I was falling asleep at my desk. I'm now drinking (guzzling) a Caramel Mocha frappacino in the hopes that I will wake up.

And I have been gently reminded to stop surfing except on breaks. Back to the grind

Annette Sargent

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein

12:20 PM AND I CAN'T STOP FIDGETING!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's talk about the weather

December 4, 2007

Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture? It's going to be in the low 80's today!!!! It's DECEMBER It's supposed to be in the 60's.

But I don't miss the rain and wind storms.


I just finished my first play by email Scrabble game. Even though I lost (172 to 289) it was a fun distraction. Anyone else like Scrabble? If so, join Scrabulous. I think I am going to start another game today. And there are other options other than play by email.

Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival

December 3, 2007
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone geek out with me. It's DEC 5-9 @ the Shrine in Downtown L.A. or Friday, Dec 14 and Saturday, Dec 15 @ The Los Angeles Theater
Meet the cast of Heroes, watch sci-fi, and more

Jules Verne Adventures proudly celebrates 15 years of Exploration, Conservation and Education. Let's keep experiencing Extraordinary Voyages in the tradition of Jules Verne - where Science meets Fiction, where Documentaries meet Movies. We dedicate these first 15 years to the explorers who fight for the Earth, to the artists who broaden our imagination and to the warm audiences of the Festival. Last but not least, we thank our sponsors!

“JVAFF came about 15 years ago with support from Jacques Cousteau,” says co-founder Jeauffre, “based on the idea of exploring and preserving the planet. This was years before global warming, yet there was already the idea that change was urgently needed. The Festival has grown into something where science meets fiction - it’s about re-imagining ourselves, our way of life and our future for the better. Building the energy to restore the planet is the greatest adventure of all time, a true celebration of life, and we can come together to act on it. Like Jules Verne, whose generation faced the unknown frontiers of the industrial revolution, we are living in profoundly exciting times.

The Festival’s film selections will underscore these ideas, presenting select premieres, classic films and over thirty documentaries discovering the world from the depths of The Abyss to the heavens above. Documentary highlights include the Jules Verne Adventures film Explorers : From the Titanic to the Moon, starring Oscar-winner James Cameron and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Other special presentations include John Woo’s new animated Sci-Fi tour de force Ex-Machina, a 25th anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and a major Titanic 10th Anniversary event with James Cameron on 12/8. The Shrine’s epic main auditorium will host the major green carpet events including screenings in High-Definition Digital and a full-day of exclusive 3D presentations. In the Shrine Expo Center, the Jules Verne Movie Lounge, designed as a first-class ship’s cabin, will feature diverse screenings, Q&As and special events. Attendees of JVAFF programs and films at the Los Angeles Theatre, inaugurated by Charlie Chaplin in 1931, will experience another landmark building restored to its original glory. ...

On the Festival’s final day, Dec. 15, the legendary Stan Lee - creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and other immortal superheroes - will receive his Jules Verne Lifetime Achievement Award at the Los Angeles Theatre. Continuing the super-tribute theme through closing night, JVAFF will present NBC’s hit series Heroes live onstage. Expected to attend are creator Tim Kring, writer-producer Jeph Loebb and the show’s stars.

before and after

December 2, 2007

this is before. no product. just two ponytails that are shoulder length and VERY frizzy


and after :-)

I woke up this morning and only had to brush a few strands back in place. it was AWESOME! and it feels soooooo soft!

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