Archive | May, 2011

Chococat

27 May

A conversation with Chococat

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Secret Post

25 May

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Below is a secret post written in invisible ink. In order to read it you will need to print it out and hold it in front of a light bulb or a candle. But its much easier if you have the special glasses I mailed out last week.

Enjoy ! Open-mouthed smile

This post really isn’t about anything, I just wanted to see how many people would try to read it or actually print it out and hold in front of a light bulb or candle.

I swear if you can figure out how to  read this message then you’re the bomb! Give yourself a pat in the back.

Also please write the following sentence and finish it to prove that you read this.

“Jump in, Jump out, Jump______”

Now SHHHHH don’t tell anyone about this.

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Not For The Weak of Heart

20 May
Coffee Mission

 

This week’s video should have been longer but for some reason my phone kept stopping mid video. I was able to get 3 short clip that I  put together for you.  After watching the video, I noticed that you couldn’t really see the kitchenette. So, to provide the cinematic experience that I’m sure all of you are expecting and have come accustomed to, I went back later that day to take some additional pictures.  Don’t they say a thief always goes back to the scene of the crime?

This weeks coffee target was unimpressive to say the least. The kitchen was super tiny and very sloppy. It almost felt like the kitchen was an afterthought. That some mid level manager had an epiphany that perhaps employees might need to get water or coffee while toiling away in the maze of cubicles.  They even had a copier in the already claustrophobically small space. The only upside to the unorganized mess of the kitchenette was that they, to my surprise, actually had various types of sugars and creamers. Unfortunately I would soon find out why such variety was necessary.

NOW about the coffee. Who in the world are these people and what is it they do there? Was it the administrative office of  the living dead? Was this place a front for aliens pretending to be ordinary office workers so that they can blend in and learn our ways? The freaking coffee was SOOOO strong! Ungodly Strong! Not strong like TCIMaster’s potent espressos! Nope… This was more like concentrated sludge. Romulan Ale. Coffee colored moonshine. Surplus solvent mixed with the hint of used coffee grinds from another office! I should have stopped drinking and thrown the coffee (if you can call it that) away after taking the first sip! Why don’t I ever learn!? Perhaps because I was always taught “waste not what not”. Silly me ended up finishing the entire cup of coffee(industrial solvent).

So you say, Big Deal! its just bad tasting coffee!? No my dear friends… NO! I kid you not, I think they either accentuate their office coffee experience with the addition of speed or heroin just for an extra kick.   After drinking that one and only cup of coffee I ended up having the shakes all day, my heart was racing continually, and I’m pretty sure I could feel my fingernails and hair growing. Are you supposed to be able to see through walls?  How these people sleep after drinking their coffee is beyond me. They should post a warning sign and require “outsiders” to sign a waiver.   This is the price I pay for my frugality! One a side note, I did notice a rather prolific patch of dense hair on my chest the next morning.  Huh.. Maybe this could be used as a supplement to Rogaine!

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For the rest of the day  I walked around like Corky Romano.  If anyone out there needs their fix, let me know! I can get this stuff much cheaper than your local crack, meth or crank dealer! Same effect, yet considerably cheaper!

This was me all day

Ready for it?

13 May

Are you ready for this weeks coffee mission?

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Sometimes I Just Want to Kiss You

12 May

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Need I say more?

So what happened?

10 May

How was everyone’s mother’s Day? Did all the mommies out there get a little extra special something this weekend? Whether it be to sleep in late, some pretty flowers, an extra meatball in your plate (hopefully not rolled over by a snotty nose)  the kids taken to the in-laws so you get the house to yourself with hubby?

Or maybe you just received a hug and a nice hand made mothers card from your kids. Anything done or give to you on Mothers Day is ok and we as mother accept it with open arms.

This year I was very lucky! On Saturday night TCIMaster and I went to Korean BBQ.  You might remember our earlier Korean escapade from my previous post “The CIA & a Korean Hangover” just in case you need to know what exactly it is. However, it is with a heavy heart and an unsatisfied stomach, that I have to report that we were both tremendously saddened to discover that our usual Korean jaunt had changed ownership!  With a heavy conscious I gently whispered to TCIMaster, almost afraid if the new owners might hear, do you think we caused the previous owners to sell because they couldn’t justify the sheer number of seemingly endless platters of meat we ordered? Never the less, we both took “the plate if half full of meat not half empty” mentality and boldly walked in.  Remember when Norm used to walk into the bar at Cheers and everyone would simultaneously jollily bellow “NOOORM"!  We walk in….. Nothing! Nada! ( Insert Cricket noise here). We were no longer the VIPs of Korean past. We were, as most there, newbies! Oh well… as we kept an open mind and began the choreographed ballet of meats, fire, mouth, repeat. We soon came to an unsettling realization that it no longer was the same the quality of the meats as before. Nor was the service anywhere the same. TCIMaster got a little misty eyed and shed a tear…  He tried every so valiantly to be strong, but just couldn’t restrain himself.  Looses a good Korean BBQ place will in no doubt affect him. Obviously we can no longer recommend the new Korean place to anyone.  The upside of this tragedy is that now we will be in search of a new Korean BBQ restaurant  and we shall not stop until we find another great one.

Now on actual Mothers Day I received a surprise call from my Mother Chula! Thinking it was just to wish me a Happy Mothers Day, I didn’t think much about it, then she casually said

Chula: “What are the plans for today?”

Me: “Nothing just hanging out”

Chula: “You should get ready so we can go some place to eat”

Me: “WHAT?!”

Chula: “You and Cici should get ready and we’ll go somewhere nice to eat”

Me: “How?”

Chula: “I’m by LAX at a meeting we’ll be there soon to pick you both up”

Me: “Swissssshhhhhhh” The sound of me dropping the phone without hanging up and running like an addle school girl to prepare to go.

My mother was in town? Score!!!  we get to go to brunch! Off we went to enjoy a nice Mothers Day Brunch and some laughs. Then only thing that would have made it even better was if my sister had joined us. I wont bore you all with details of how I got us in without a reservation or that there were people waiting for over an hour to be seated and I got us seated in 15 mins. No, no, no there is just no need for me to show off or give away any of  my trade secrets. Just know it was done. After our incredibly satisfying brunch (omelet, waffles, crab legs, shrimp cocktail, braised ribs, smoked salmon, plus enough slices of pie and desserts to furnish a small bakery) we said our goodbyes and my mother set off to drive home.

My daughter then decided to invite me the movies ( she paid that was her gift to me) to go watch Thor (big sigh)!  Ah Thor how you make my heart race. Its official I am dumping Tony Stark for Thor, I don’t enjoy breaking hearts but…. sadly our love has run its course, I wonder how he will take the news. Its official Thor is now my new boyfriend. My new found love for Thor might have something to do with Chris Hemsworth playing the role, who knows…. the heart wants what the heart wants or sees in this case (swoon)

 

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My iPhone

On Thursday evening I noticed my phone’s battery life was  down to 20%. I didn’t think much of it, believing that I would charge it once I got back to the office. Once at the office I tried charging it only to find that it would no longer charge. I tried every way possible to charge it with no luck. As I paced back and forth watching the life drain from my phone I decided to back it up as quickly as possible just in case. Mean while TCIMaster went online and made an appointment for the next day at an Apples genius bar believing that they would be able to fix it.

The next day at the apple store I was told it could not be repaired!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I screamed (on the inside), I didn’t make a scene… The nice apple store lady explained to me, while gently holding my hand, that they were taking my iPhone to live on a farm with a lot of other iPhones that have retired somewhere they can run free and play under the warm sun.  I truly believe this to be true and I’m happy knowing it will enjoy a better life now.

It’s a very good thing I used the last bit of life left on my phone to back it up! If not I’d be very very very upset today. I’m now trying to restore everything onto the new iPhone, which on the first try didn’t restore all of my stuff, I’m missing apps, pictures and the coffee video. I’ll try resetting the phone again tonight and see what happens.

Coffee Fail Whale

10 May

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I tried on several occasions last night to recover the coffee video from my phone. After many many attempts, I was finally able to to retrieve it and began to prep to upload to YouTube .  Then, as always it seems now a days,  I came across yet another road block! I couldn’t get it to upload on YouTube.  Have I pissed off Karma somehow? Why are all these, albeit small issues, keep getting in my way? First my iPhone breaks, then all my pictures and videos are scrambled in the phone with no particular rhyme or reason, now the internet is giving me the middle finger!  However, since I am obligated to all of you that actually enjoy my mischievous adventures, I forced my self to stay up till the wee hours of the night  until I was able to successfully uploaded the video.  Great Success!

I believe this place was the easiest target yet. Unfortunately, it took me but a minute to completely understand why. Their coffee wasn’t worth guarding! It was AWFULL!  Now I don’t expect high end coffee at every place…. But COME ON! This was like a non brand knock off of Folgers freeze dried coffee that they purchased from the clearance isle of a bargain basement barn type liquidation store! Yeah… THAT good and tasty! I would have preferred a spoon full of instant coffee mixed with microwaved tap water than this shoddy mockery of a coffee flavored beverage.  Ok Ok… maybe I could mask the flavor with a very generous dollop of cream… Nope! Wrong again! They didn’t have any flavored creamer, nor did they have any other options for sugar. It was just the powdered stuff and table sugar! YUMMO! Pastries were obviously a no show also. Not even cookies! The coffee was so bad that I ended up having an upset stomach afterward. We shall not be returning for seconds here.

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Video is not one of my best work but the music is uplifting.

On Hold

6 May

I know you’re here  today to see this weeks coffee post. But  due to my iphone 4 breaking down on me yesterday I will not be able to post todays coffee video. Since the video is on my phone and all. On a side not I’m very sad to not have my phone Sad smilenext to my TV its my second favorite thing.

I’m putting you all on hold till Monday…..

 

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Kittens anyone?

2 May

How was everyone’s weekend? Great I hope.

Well I really don’t have anything interesting to blog about but I do have some cute kitty pictures how about I show you that.

TCI Master found some kittens outside about a week ago and brought them in so we could take them to the shelter. But it turns out that the shelter wouldn’t  guarantee  that they wouldn’t be put to sleep, since the kittens are so small still and need to be bottle fed we were told that they just don’t have the time or man power to take care of them.  Both of us being the animal lovers that we are decided to take on the role of foster parents.  How could we not?  Just look at them.

Fostering cats and kittens has its rewards as well as its drawbacks.

First of all we had to bath them several times since they were infested with fleas and we didn’t want the dogs to get fleas. Have you ever tried picking fleas from a wiggling kitty? Not as easy as the monkeys make it look. We couldn’t use flea dip since they are to young.

You need to have lots of patience and  the physical stamina to tend to their physical needs, which  include bottle-feeding newborns around the clock every two-three hours. I got the night shift which drove me up a wall. I felt my nerves starting to crack their little cries are torturing especially in the middle of the night. TCIMaster had the day shift also very draining but not as much as the night shift when one is trying to get some sort of shut eye.

Then there is the act  of making  them go to the bathroom, you have to stimulate them to pee. Mommy cats lick their booties to make them go. Let me tell you kitten booty not so tasty (yuck). They are finally starting to use a litter box so that good news, I don’t know how much longer my tongue was going to last.

 

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They are now starting to run, slip and slide everywhere. They love following us everywhere and running in between our feet. Its gotten so bad that we end up performing acrobatic acts just to avoid stepping on them. Little buggers move quickly and they love climbing up our legs. Have you ever tried using the bathroom with a kitten trying to climb up your leg? Its not a pretty sight that’s for sure.  Needless to say our legs are full of tiny kitten scratches as well as our hands and arms. TCIMaster even has a scratch on his nose! 

They are taking over the place! They have even taken over the doggy beds, which makes for very moody pups. I’m sure the doggies will be happy to see them leave and get their bed back.

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They should be ready to be adopted in a week or two. Meanwhile we get the joy of watching them play and grow. If anyone would like one let me know, of course you will need to live somewhere in southern California and now I can hear them crying , its time for their next feeding and if I don’t hurry my legs and fingers will pay the price for not attending to them quickly enough.