Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Leftovers (Nov. 5)

Greetings and Happy Friday! I know it's not a holiday but I love my Fridays. It's usually the best day of the week for me. Our nights are usually wide open, which is a rarity, and after running around all week and writing like a madman on Mon-Thu nights, I usually don't have much to write on Fridays.

It's my weekend.

Anyway, here are the leftovers...

CA Dreamin' Jacket

I never did post a picture of my CA Dreamin' Jacket. I got this jacket (along with a special medal) for running the Surf City Marathon, San Francisco Marathon and Long Beach Half Marathon.

Well, there it is.

It's awesome. I love it. I'd wear it more often but it was in the mid-90s out here on Thursday so it wasn't exactly jacket weather.

I took it to Seattle and it kept me warm, though. It's light and I think meant to be a running jacket but not sure if it will get cold enough down here for me to use it as that. But I'll use it though, don't get me wrong.

Word Association

Play along here

1. Adhesive :: Tape
2. Bill :: Cosby
3. Swing :: Shift
4. Counter :: Top
5. Fluid :: Brakes
6. Investigate :: Crime
7. Chit chat :: Jibber jabber
8. Humane :: Society
9. Boss :: Hogg
10. Furniture :: Chair

Funny. I watched the Dukes of Hazzard growing up some, I suppose, but it wasn't exactly my favorite show, although I had a little toy car, their car, and I thought it was pretty cool. So I wasn't expecting for Boss Hogg to pop up.

Five Question Friday

And here's the other thing I participate in every Friday. Do so yourself over at Mama M's blog.

1. If you could have any talent and turn it into an occupation, what would it be?

Pastry chef. I'd love to make some delectable dessert, something that I created, and for people to love it.

2. Would you rather have a house at the beach or a cabin in the woods?

Hands down, a house at the beach. Even in the winter, when it's cold and you don't want to get in the water, the views would be pretty. And then of course in the summer, the beach is right there.

And as long as we're fantasizing here, how about a house on this beach?

I miss you, Costa Rica.

3. Is there any meaning or reasoning for the names you chose for your child/children?

Yes. We were very adamant that our children carry on family names. We didn't want to just pick random names that may or may not mean anything. Not that there's anything wrong with that necessarily, but it just wasn't for us. We wanted for our children to carry on the memories of family members we respected and cherished.

So Yvie and Kennedy are family names, and so too are their middle names. We hope they live up to their names and also at some point when they're older embrace those names and why they were named the way they were.

4. What is your guilty pleasure? (I know we've done this one before, but I'm guessing people's "guilty pleasures" change frequently. At least, mine do!)

Hmmm.... I'm going to have to think about this one... a guilty pleasure. I dunno really, does surfing the 'net count?

5. Do you live in a house that is deep cleaned or straightened?

If the cleaning fairy would do her damn job, then our house would be tip-top but she must not have our address.

Our house isn't... well, it's not spotless, but we have a lot of fun with our girls, we make memories daily, and instead of making memories I suppose we could spend the time cleaning the house, but then where would those memories be?

So, if you're coming over I need a little bit of time to pick up, maybe a few minutes, maybe more, but we'll have a lot of stories to share about the girls and what we've been up to. And wouldn't you rather hear that then how I managed to dust the living room and mop with the Swiffer almost at the same time?


Kim (Book Worm) said...

Nice jacket! I am going to pretend I am not jealous of your 90 degree weather! :) Oh, summer, how I miss you. And I would rather have a house full of memories than a clean house any day :) Have a great weekend!

Abramyan Avenue said...

I loved your 5QF...we too choose names that were centered around people we love. I love when names have meaning to them. And I absolutely LOVE your #5. I try to keep my house deep cleaned but there are days when it just doesn't happen. I've told my mother many times, when you see books on the floor, couch cushions messed up, coffee mugs everywhere, papers laying around you know people live here...and we are making memories. I will have time to keep the house perfect when my babies are grown and out of the house. But right now...I want to just enjoy them!
Have a wonderful weekend and I like your new jacket!

tahoegirl said...

"...I think meant to be a running jacket but not sure if it will get cold enough down here for me to use it as that."

Shut up. Just shut up.


Oh, and keep the temperature readings in SoCal to yourself until...umm...May, okay?

Raoulysgirl said...

I totally hear ya on the pastry chef thing. It was absolutely my dream job...

Until I was making fudge last week and got some of the molten sugar lava on my delicate fingers.

How the {bleep} do those people do that?!?!?! Do they have asbestos fingers?!?!?!?!

Willoughby said...

I love the jacket!

Names - We chose our kids first names based on what we liked. Their middle names are family names, though.

Pastry chef - Would be cool. I have always wanted to have a sort of "lunch truck". Park it somewhere near the beach and serve awesome food to hungry beach-goers.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

LOVE your answer to #5!!!!

And I would totally choose a house on the beach too...