for those who are in or around sane

Tuesday, December 28

Conclusion: Understanding the Importance of Hand-eye Coordination

Dear lord i did it. all you boys out there who hate it when thier women yell and scream about how long you've been playing video games - i can now understand your frustration.

On Christmas Day evening, when all my friends were still busy with family, my hubby and i decided to invade his sister's house. he & his bro-in-law have been arranging various Halo tournaments, ever-expanding their couch capacity. now, they have enough equipment to engage up to 12 players. i think they are contemplating using the 13" TV, which i highly discouraged, sighting the huge disadvantage of sitting 3 inches from the screen (quite the shock factor - try it sometime). Anyways, i asked what this big deal was, and hopping to answer, the boys quickly divided us into teams, the homeowners with the BIG tv, the renters with the "little" guy (32"). the sparring matches and king of the hill modes quickly swept the hours away. i finally noticed how late it was when my sis's character didnt seem to be anywhere. no, not hiding on the hills with a sniper rifle, but standing still in a clump of bushes, waiting while she snoozed away. yes, 5 hours later, my hubby and i returned home, bleary-eyed and rubber-fingered. delerious from over-stimulation.

and i slept like a rock.

Wednesday, December 22


so last night i made spaghetti. always a fun treat. i never make it the same way. lately i've been using ragu and adding assorted yummy goodness to the pot. this week i added too much wine. i never thought you could add too much wine to something. i even compensated by boiling the mixture down a bit. but it had that wonderful buttery aftertaste that 2 buck chuck carries long into the night. oh well. mabe next time i should use a better wine....

also, when you drain the pasta, and you spill some pasta over the edge of the strainer, i dont recommend diving for it with your bare hands, as the sketti is as hot as the boiling water you are straining it out of. one day, when i regain the feeling in my fingertips, i'll forever be grateful for this lesson.....

Monday, December 20

the ambiguous holiday

so, i havent posted in a while. i know its cuz i'm slightly ashamed of my blogger abilities. anyone want to re-vamp my site for me?

the holidays are upon us. i read a great
today about not forcing that holiday feeling upon yourself. Yes, he rambles on about cute kids, but i think he's got a point. why push the holiday spirit? you always end up disapointed in something if you're expecting everything. But, i guess, one might argue that there is the need to be pro-active. i'll go for that one.

Tip o' the hat to the Ranchers for an amazing 4th annual Potluck, complete with CD of Rancheroo carols!