Friday, August 31, 2007

more about me

i think the person i like to laugh at the most is myself.  is that normal?  i see ridiculous pictures of me, i laugh.  ridiculous movies of me, i laugh.  i do something stupid, i laugh.  i fall, i laugh.  i even crack myself up sometimes.

i'm gonna track i laugh at others more than myself?  or do i think i'm the funniest person ever?  it can't be option 2, 'cause usually i'm laughing over something ridiculous i did/said.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

in search of cucumber seeds

if you know where to find seeds for these, let me know:
"At ten to twelve pounds per fruit, Thompson & Morgan's aptly named Zeppelin cucumber is one of the largest cukes you're likely to grow"

bummer in the morning

i forgot my coffee in my car and it's a long way from my desk.

i made a good pot, too.  it's taken some time to learn brooke's coffee maker...and i don't have it perfected, yet...but this morning's stuff was tasty.  tasty enough that i may actually get up and go get it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

now this is funny…

y4kk3r: they need to make bigger pickles

me: ooooooh, i'd be so happy

y4kk3r: they just dont make pickles like they used know how they have pumpkins that are huge?  they need to make pickles the same way

me: i love this idea. maybe we should try to grow some. on our patio

y4kk3r: totally!!!

me: done and done. i'll get the seeds

y4kk3r: can you imagine??  eating pickles the size of a football or something??  that would be awesome!

me: wow, i just went to the happiest place on earth in my head.  speechless, breathless, starin' at my monitor with my mouth hangin' open

y4kk3r: dude... i can't believe no one has made this yet....

me: we're gonna be rich!

y4kk3r: we will sell them with our deboned wing steaks

me: the perfect compliment!!!

y4kk3r: !!

drei Jahre mit Kalifornien

felt like speaking german right there.  it means 3 YEARS WITH CALIFORNIA!

amazing, really.  i still get asked about how long i've been in california, so i definitely keep track...but, it feels like forever and i almost forget anniversaries.  (thanks for reminding me this morning, bdizzle!)  i catch myself talking about minnesota a lot...i think it's a midwestern thing - the roots are deep...and anyone who meets me somehow finds out i grew up there...but california is home. 

i've grown a ton in the past three anyone should do from 26 - 29...but i think my growth was accelerated a bit.  knowing only one person and my coworkers was rough...however, after just three years i was able to invite 90 people to a party at the new apartment (with dizzle's help).  90.  that's insane, in my book.  and people are really what i'm all about, so the more i know, the better.

i've become a stronger person.  i certainly have my insecurities, but overall, i know who i am and am pretty dang comfortable with it.  i can do a lot of things and try a lot of things i may not have a few years ago.  (maturity?  weird)  though i may have ~90 people to invite to a party, i've gotten MUCH better about knowing which friendships are worth investing time in.  and i can let go of some.  that sounds harsh, but i think it's one of the biggest lessons i've learned in the past year.

anyway, i'm kinda rambling.  it's been a good three years.  i love this life.  i love my MN friends & family.  frequent flier miles, cell phones and email are still my favorite things.  and living near the ocean is freaking amazing. – 2 year – 1 year – 6 month

August 29, 2004

i made it!

Filed under: Uncategorized — kristie @ 9:05 am

Wow! I’m in Cali. This is overwhelmingly weird. I’m majorly bummin’, but really excited to see what comes at me. So far, I have found people as friendly as in Minnesota. I’ve tested several strangers by talking to them, and they responded nicely. A relief.

Monday, August 27, 2007

another great weekend…

...during the greatest summer ever!

friday night - softball doubleheader, followed up by karaoke for esperanza's last day
saturday - garage sale (made only $40, but the crap is gone), followed up by the Beastie Boys!!!
sunday - coaching, followed up by our Craigslist Party at the new apt. people were to bring us items from

the Beastie Boys put on a wicked great show! i don't know their music all that well, but i definitely knew a few songs and dug them all. plus, we got there early enough to stand near the front of the stage, right in the middle. nothin' like a concert where you can see facial expressions. i highly recommend a Beasties show if you get the opportunity.

the Craigslist Party was also a hit - we got a great pic of Elvis for our living room, a cool chinese foot massager thing, a bowl of gummy bears and lots of wine. the bbq was out of this world, as well! thanks, serg " yak!

monday's almost over...that's craziness. hopefully i'll catch up on sleep before the next super fun weekend.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

random entry

- the start of class is a bummer...but it means my favorite tv shows will come back on soon
- looks like we're going to have a kickball team this fall...that's exciting
- i can get anti-infection medicine over the phone from my health care provider
- working from home rules...i've gotten more done today than if i were at the office
- i get to buy a new notebook for class tonite...which means another fun Target run
- i have a lot to do before the craigslist party on sunday and am not sure when it's going to get done
- haven't gone grocery shopping since we moved in to the new place
- wing eatin' smack-talk picked up again yesterday...i feel i've set myself up for victory
- golf is going to happen this coming weekend...and the ocean
- i'm also having a garage sale saturday morning...drop stuff off or come buy something
- the sky is really blue today

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

i’m not myself

i don't know what's wrong...i think the best summer ever has been too good and i need a break.  so i'm workin' on slowin' down for a bit...just a bit.

i forfeited at wings last night before i even tasted one.  rough.  i never give up that easily.
i left the shuffleboard game while down by a few points.  i understand the team i was on "won" in the end, thankfully.  still, abnormal move on my part.

at least i worked on my Jump Around dance moves.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

dude’s amazing

go Johan!  he pitched an amazing game today...17 strike-outs.  love it.

that's about all i can say about the Twins for now.

Friday, August 17, 2007

i actually was!

You Should Have Been Born Under:

You've got a ton of energy - and need plenty of room to roam.

You tend to follow your whims, and it's hard for you to stick to one thing.

Specific jobs, loves, and friends are always changing and never a part of your life for long.

Very intuitive, you tend to know what people are thinking before they say a word.

You are most compatible with a Dog or Tiger.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

uhhhhh…new talent showcase

we tried out Rooster T Feather's (comedy club) new talent showcase last night.  we'd met a dude at The Peacock Lounge, "The Cock," a couple times and he told us about his we went to support him.  there were 10 comics...and about 2 of them were funny.  rough night.  dude was only so-so.

no less, i completely respect every single one of the comics.  stand-up has gotta be tough.  especially when the audience doesn't really laugh.  yuck.  i can't imagine my pity laughs made them feel any better, either...

i think that was a once in a lifetime experience.
fortunately, this hasn't impacted the hilariosity of me & my friends today.  i've cracked myself up several times over and my friends keep hittin' me with goo' ones, too.  laughter is so fantastic!  or fabulous...your call on the terminology used...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


my new roommate failed to tell me she's a Packers fan.  now we're almost all settled in, and i freaking live with a Packers fan.  oy vey.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

highway drivin’

with the new place, i'm on highways almost all the time.  it's a pretty huge adjustment from all the back roads i'm used to driving.  fortunately, i'm usually going against the traffic flow, so it all works out to my benefit.  plus, i can now race to work if i'm running late...very few stop lights hinder my progress.  rock on!

this also means Pitter's gas mileage is beginning to skyrocket.  and gas is currently under $3/gallon.  wooooooooo!

an order

lercher: you will not lose at wings tonight

Monday, August 13, 2007

that lady

i've become that lady that gets excited whenever she's carded.

they always warned me that i'd be thankful i looked young for my sucks a little when it hits.

campy got married!


it was a beautiful wedding for a very sweet couple.  beautiful day, great people, yummy food, cool dragons, fun dancing...i (white girl) even stood in the front 'cause i sorta knew the electric slide.  brandy totally led the way, but i gave it my all.

congrats, campy & peggy!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

In N Out

it's actually 357 steps from In N Out to the middle of the apartment driveway...528 to the front door.

and that's the average human stride.

Friday, August 10, 2007

wine tasting


after disliking three different wines she'd tasted, RachelH suggested that the gum in her mouth *might* be throwing off the taste.  the look of horror on the pourer's face completely made my day...all she could say was, "oh, dear," as she ran to get a kleenex.

Rachels & Mike - it was so great to hang out!  you brought wine tasting to a whole new level of fun...sorry you didn't enjoy the wine so much.

what a week…

1.  reverse 6's volleyball...such a blast!  man, all that jumping wore me out.
2. lots o' wings " The Simpsons!
3. Barry's 757th home run
4. PBR at a swanky bar in San Francisco
5. a li'l wine tasting in Napa
6. great softball game
7. i need some rest...but tonite i get to babysit! yay, kids!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


um, i've gotten all competitive again.  i'd thought i'd gotten this problem under control...but the 911 challenge has put me over the edge.  perhaps it's just the idea of a "challenge" that brings it outta me...i dunno.  but i sure do all i can to win at almost everything now.

yak finally out-ate me last night.  i tried really hard to tie him, but i just couldn't do it.  even with an awesome coach cheering me on...i just couldn't do it.

fortunately, this doesn't apply to team sports.  i can still lose with my teams and be ok with it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Simpsons


since i'm going to see the movie tonite, here's a pretty fun site.  you can become a Simpsons' character! (i've always wanted to wear a barrel)

myspace & country music?

brad paisley's got a song out about bein' cooler online than in real life.  it's called "online."  i don't agree with the fact that country music is now talkin' about bein' just doesn't is supposed to be old school.

i don't think my reasoning makes sense...but i really didn't appreciate the song.  here are the lyrics.

maybe it's because i was just in minnesota, listening to a bunch of great old school country songs.  huh.


lately i'm struggling with insecurity and how it hinders us's ridiculous!  it stops us from taking a risk...stops us from trying something new...stops us from doing what we're capable of.

if only we knew who we actually were and what we could do...if we could sometimes see how others see us...i really think we'd all do so much more.  or not do things we shouldn't be doing. 

of course this mainly applies to me...but it's clear as day in a few people around me, too.  ugh.

Monday, August 6, 2007

357 steps

from the new apartment door to In N Out burger.  just one bonus of the new place...

(i didn't actually count...just guesstimating)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

purple church


the choir wore purple made my day

Friday, August 3, 2007

people are so nice

since the bridge collapsed on wednesday, i've had both close friends and random acquaintances check in to make sure no one i knew was hurt.  i've gotten a lot of "i've been thinking about you..." which is really sweet.  thanks for caring, everyone!

i realize that i advertise the fact that i grew up in minnesota (as does my accent), so it's not a total surprise...but it's a good feelin'.  people care.

jones soda

You Are Pecan Pie Soda

Sweet, but totally nuts

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

customer service

the Oracle Arena has amazing customer service...jenna & i went to see Martina McBride tonite.  on our way up to Oakland, we decided we wanted some ice cream at the concert.  after perusing the two food booths that were near, we asked if there was ice cream anywhere.  the chick pointed us down a hallway and said there *might* be some available in section 106.  on our way through the empty hallway, we ran into two employees.  i quickly asked if they knew of ice cream and one of them jumped on his walkie-talkie (radio) to ask around...there was 3-5 minutes of discussion over the walkie-talkie with the final conclusion that no ice cream was being sold.  however, some super great guy volunteered to go down to the freezer to get some and bring it up to the concessions booth for us.  we scored ice cream...for cheap.

another highlight of this quest for ice cream was the younger dude in dreads who walked by to make fun of the two guys trying to find us a treat via the walkie-talkie.  he was funny.

dang, can Martina sing.  she puts on an AMAZING show.  i appreciate the humility she displayed throughout her show...she loves to sing and is awesome at it.

minneapolis bridge

man, i hope everyone i know is ok...that sucks, peeps.  let me know if there's anything i can do from CA!

MN Summer 07


ain't they the cutest?!?!?
Trev, Jax, Emma, Ash, Morgie, AJ